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Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 20, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 116:25


David Waldman, still humming shanties from yesterday, shares Tuesday's news booty: The Queen is dead, long live the Queen. Aren't we just about out of royal media to consume? Arise, Sir Guy of Former, King of QAnon, Orange Jesus, humble goat herder. The Guardian asks, did Trump really hide classified documents in his former wife's grave? Or is the left now as bonkers as the right? Well, given only those two choices, a sane person might expect Donald's usual MO. Trump's present lawyers aren't crazy. Team Trump knows where the Mar-a-Lago search will lead, they just want it to get there later, once their client has passed away and the estate pays them, a goal of many attorneys. Judge Raymond Dearie taking over as special master might only buy them just a few weeks, however, so it's up to cheeseburgers to make everybody happy. The Guardian should check out the story of the man not competent to stand trial who forged US Treasury documents that eventually made it onto the Florida docket on the Mar-a-Lago case. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a probe into Ron DeSantis' ongoing migrant scams. Venezuelans have had it worse, but probably didn't expect this treatment. Judd Legum revealed evidence that DeSantis committed a crime. Ron DeSantis could comment, but that would interrupt his fundraising.  Liz Cheney and Zoe Lofgren are overhauling the Electoral Count Act to help prevent election overthrows. It may help, but it won't stop Republicans from trying. Joan McCarter tells us disasters might alter, but Republicans can't stop, the upcoming government funding bill. No one is undecided on codifying same-sex marriage, but bipartisan efforts lead by Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins have delayed the vote.

American Democracy Minute
Episode 105: ADM for September 20, 2022: U.S. House Proposes Counterpart to Senate's Electoral Count Reform Act to Prevent Future Coups

American Democracy Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 1:29


U.S. House Proposes Counterpart to Senate's Electoral Count Reform Act to Prevent Future CoupsToday's LinksArticles: NBC News - House members roll out bipartisan election bill aimed at preventing future coupsAxios - House members introduce reforms to election billBill Language -  Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act Groups Taking Action:Protect Democracy,  NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Issue One Action, Campaign Legal Center, You're listening to the American Democracy Minute, keeping YOUR government by and for the people.The counterpart to the U.S. Senate's Electoral Count Reform Act was just announced in the U.S. House on September 15th.  The bipartisan legislation is an attempt to prevent future attempted coups, but time is short as the Congressional term nears its end.NBC News reports that Representatives Josh Gottheimer, Democrat of NJ, and Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan, sponsored  Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, which is similar to the Senate's bill.  Both bills attempt to clarify the limited role the Vice President has in the certification process, but the House bill also proposes changes to the Presidential Transition Act, which dictates how an outgoing administration must prepare for a handoff to a newly elected President and his or her administration.   Another, broader bipartisan bill is reportedly being prepared for release this week by Republican Rep. Liz Cheney and Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, which will address a wider scope of transition issues.   And at some future point, the January 6th Committee will report on what changes can be made to prevent any future attempts to overturn an election.   Back in the Senate, the Electoral Count Reform Act, sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins, just had its tenth Republican Senator sign on, Chuck Grassley of Iowa.  If the coalition holds, the Senate has the 60 votes to overcome a filibuster, assuring the bill's passage.  Links to articles, the language of the new bill, and groups taking action can be found at AmericanDemocracy Minute.org.   

Bad On Paper
What Books are Taught in High School English Classes Today?

Bad On Paper

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 69:41 Very Popular


This week we're excited to interview two English teachers about what books are taught in High School English classes right now. We chat about what books are in their current curriculum, how books get chosen, what books students get excited about, and what books outside the curriculum are popular with high school students right now.    Mary's Books: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Emily Dickenson, Walt Whitman, Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, and Antigone by Sophocles.   Caroline's Books: Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Hunger Games by Susan Collins, and Harrison Burgeron by Kurt Vonnegut.   Obsessions:  Becca: Amazon Hair Clips, The Don't Worry Darling Drama   What we read this week! Becca: The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Scandalized by Ivy Owens (Lauren from Christina Lauren)  Olivia: The Measure by Nikki Erlick      This Month's Book Club Pick: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn    Sponsors:  Tell Me Lies: Check out Tell Me Lies, now streaming on Hulu and let us know what you think! Betterhelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper today to get 10% off your first month.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 13, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 116:39


David Waldman brings us the Tuesday KITM, filled with… everything we've come to expect in our Tuesday KITMs. FPOTUS, MAGA King Donald Trump golfed without clubs yesterday, and not just metaphorically. The former guy wasn't golfing, arrested, or even dead. The event most people are impatiently waiting for, I'm guessing, is Trump's arrest, and Attorney General Merrick Garland is definitely putting the effort in. Donald is going to have a hard time putting a foursome together with the DOJ issuing 40 subpoenas in its January 6 probe. Trump operative Mike Roman is soon to spend time in the barrel or under the bus, now that he's been fingered as the January 6 false elector bagman. Also on Garland's to-do list, finding a special master to look over Trump's stolen documents. Pretty much the only way to “find “one would be to accept the special master Trump's team proposed, therefore that's what the Garland team did. Michigan Republicans tried flouting the will of the people ahead of the November ballot, and it did not work, this time. Joan McCarter tells us there isn't an impending government shutdown heading our way. It seems that DC is all just too busy for that nonsense this time around. Ron Johnson will, or will not, vote for marriage equality, but it doesn't really matter as Susan Collins is on the case. The Scott Brown political dynasty might be coming to an end with his wife, Gail Huff Brown, looking at a third-place primary finish.

WTF Just Happened Today
Day 596: "Dignity."

WTF Just Happened Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 3:36


Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Chuck Schumer promised a Senate vote on protecting same-sex marriage in the coming weeks whether or not there are 10 Republicans votes to pass it. Several GOP senators have already publicly expressed support, including Susan Collins, Rob Portma... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Pro Politics with Zac McCrary
Politics According to Sean McElwee

Pro Politics with Zac McCrary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 51:46


Sean McElwee is the Founding Executive Director of Data for Progress, a progressive polling and think tank operation shaking up the way Democrats utilize data to better message and implement their priorities. Sean talks his roots as a military kid in an evangelical household, his circuitous path to working in progressive politics, the origin and evolution of Data for Progress, and how he thinks about some of the big questions facing those who work in politics. IN THIS EPISODE….Sean grows up in an evangelical military family in Connecticut…What drew Sean toward libertarianism early and what made him move away from it…The threads of evangelical Christianity that still endure in Sean's politics…Sean's riff on whether candidates should use profanity…Sean talks the importance of a candidate's “vibes” and “juice”…The famous broadcaster Sean is friendly with…Sean talks the role think-tanks play in American politics…Sean talks his time leading the “Abolish ICE” effort…Sean tells the story behind the founding of Data for Progress…Sean on his friendship with prominent data scient David Shor and where they disagree…Sean's theory on why people should gamble more on prediction markets…Sean talks his big wins and some losses on the political prediction markets…Sean's take on the political appeal of John Fetterman…How Sean thinks about the role of Independent Expenditures…The Republican politicians whose communications impress Sean...Sean's advice on the campaigns Democrats should run in 2022…What Sean looks for when he's hiring at Data for Progress…Sean's strangest work habits… AND…the 80-50 rule, 90% agendas, AOC, John Anzalone, automatic voter registration, Richard Blumenthal, books and stuff, Jamaal Bowman, Katie Britt, Mo Brooks, Jimmy Carter, CBS News, chimeras, Jim Clyburn, Susan Collins, Joe Courtney, Henry Cuellar, Defund the Police, Demos, Doug Ducey, elite actors, e-mailing yourself, Elliot Engel, John Fetterman, Brian Fitzpatrick, Rich Funke, Mike Garcia, Jared Golden, governing moments, happy hours, heuristics, Jim Himes, Boris Johnson, Mondaire Jones, John Katko, Brian Kemp, Alexander Lamis, Adam Laxalt, David McKinley, messaging bills, Markwayne Mullin, multi-level regression, Chris Murphy, neoliberalism, New York Times factchecks, Barack Obama, old guy Instagrams, Dr. Oz, Ron Paul, pivotal electoral voters, plastic bag bans, Jef Pollock, popularism, Predict It, Scott Pruitt, Reason Magazine, Robocop, Run for Something, Larry Sabato, SPSS, Chuck Schumer, sex scenes, simulacrums, John Stossel, terrain advantages, Title 42, Ritche Torres, Donald Trump, Nina Turner, woke staffers, Ron Wyden, YouGov, & more!

We the People
The Case for Reforming the Electoral Count Act – Part 2

We the People

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 61:22


The Electoral Count Act of 1887 is the law that dictates the congressional procedure for certifying Electoral College results in a presidential election. Congress passed it in response to the presidential election of 1876, where Democrat Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, but lost the presidency to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes because of contested results in three states. The law is also implicated in the attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Senator Susan Collins of Maine have introduced a bill they say will fix the Electoral Count Act. Rick Pildes of NYU Law and Michael McConnell of Stanford Law co-authored a piece for the Election Law Blog called “Why Congress should swiftly enact the Senate's bipartisan ECA reform bill,” and today they joinhost Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the pros and cons of the bill. Listen to our first episode on the Electoral Count Act with Ned Foley and Brad Smith from January 2022. Questions or comments about the show? Email us at podcast@constitutioncenter.org. Continue today's conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and debate, at bit.ly/constitutionweekly.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 4, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 116:03


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin, as usual, bring you the latest at the earliest: This week, voters went to the polls in historic numbers in Kansas, flabbergasting the GQP, and even inching Nate Silver a bit towards reality. Samuel Alito skulks off somewhere to beat his gavel. Michigan's fourth-place Guber-candidate Ryan Kelly suspects that something illicit happened in his election. Arizona's Kari Lake also detected fraud in her election but was unable to get a bead on it by morning. In Michigan, Peter Meijer, one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, found himself primaried into the cornfield.  Is it Democrat's fault that we can't have nice Republicans? Or could it be that Republicans went to the polls and then voted for the Republicans they wanted? Apparently, voters do get who they vote for… or keep voting for. The primaries move to Tennessee today, but many fear being seen at the polls. One in five Black adults in Tennessee are barred from voting. Pamela Moses asked if she could vote, was told she could, and when she did was given a 6-year prison sentence. Fake electors are about a lot more than their fake electing, and the DOJ is following the rot to right up to their heads. It turns out that Homeland Security watchdog Joseph Cuffari was into violating ethics before his present job, which seems to be all about violating ethics. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins have joined Kyrsten Sinema and Tim Kaine for a bipartisan bill to codify Roe v. Wade. How they hope to accomplish this is nuanced, complex, and thus up David's KITM alley. How does Krysten Sinema do it? Teachers — distrusted, demoralized, defunded, and generally shat upon by conservatives for decades — are quitting their jobs for some reason.

CQ Morning Briefing
Senate Democrats race to pass reconciliation

CQ Morning Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 2:07


David Higgins has the latest on the Senate Democrats' push to pass their revived reconciliation bill, another attempt to move the veterans benefits legislation closer to becoming law, and testimony by Sens. Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin on their bipartisan legislation to update the Electoral Count Act and protect election officials. 

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - July 29, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 116:17


David Waldman finishes out July's KITMs before beginning our birthday countdown. Well, his and my birthday, and Armando's… CNN took the Pulse of the People recently, and at least one of those pulses belonged to a KITM fan! Back in the day David himself would attend CNN pie fights, of which somehow no video exists… just some fond, and some very not fond memories. Joe Manchin just delivered some of the best news in the Joe Biden presidency, of course this follows his delivery of most of the bad news these last 18 months. A Republican conniption of parliamentary fuckery ensued, which has even the normally unflappable Susan Collins concerned. Pennsylvania's elections agency sued three Republican-controlled county election boards to force them to report primary ballots with “undated exterior envelopes” (which actually were dated by the post office). The Army vet accused of attacking Lee Zeldin still remains in jail, which seems to be longer than Zeldin or his buddy, the District Attorney, wanted him in there. U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray thought he'd stick around awhile and watch the place burn down before retirement. There are now missing January 6 texts from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Chris Merrill: PACT Act | Climate Deal

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 36:43


The Senate pulled one helluva stunt yesterday in blocking funding for veterans exposed to toxins. Why would 42 Republicans vote against veteran interests?  The answer seems to be pretty ticky tack says Chris.  Deets: Blindsided veterans erupt in fury after Senate Republicans suddenly tank PACT Act  Why did the GOP reject a bill to help veterans exposed to toxins?  Senators Blunt, Hawley, Marshall vote against sick veterans  The Inflation Reduction Act looks like it might pass now that Senator Joe Manchin (D- WVa) is on board.  The only question now seems to be AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Deets: 'Absolutely historic': Senate budget deal would be biggest climate change action ever (Climate Deal - ABC News) Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin's ‘Inflation Reduction Act,' explained  Wasn't it just last week that the GOP was mad about the Dems trying to codify same sex and interracial marriage because it wasn't “important” to the American people?  Looks like they CAN walk and chew gum at the same time.  Sen. Susan Collins warns that Democrats' surprise climate deal could endanger bipartisan support for same-sex marriage bill See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KGO 810 Podcast
Chris Merrill: PACT Act | Climate Deal

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 36:43


The Senate pulled one helluva stunt yesterday in blocking funding for veterans exposed to toxins. Why would 42 Republicans vote against veteran interests?  The answer seems to be pretty ticky tack says Chris.  Deets: Blindsided veterans erupt in fury after Senate Republicans suddenly tank PACT Act  Why did the GOP reject a bill to help veterans exposed to toxins?  Senators Blunt, Hawley, Marshall vote against sick veterans  The Inflation Reduction Act looks like it might pass now that Senator Joe Manchin (D- WVa) is on board.  The only question now seems to be AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Deets: 'Absolutely historic': Senate budget deal would be biggest climate change action ever (Climate Deal - ABC News) Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin's ‘Inflation Reduction Act,' explained  Wasn't it just last week that the GOP was mad about the Dems trying to codify same sex and interracial marriage because it wasn't “important” to the American people?  Looks like they CAN walk and chew gum at the same time.  Sen. Susan Collins warns that Democrats' surprise climate deal could endanger bipartisan support for same-sex marriage bill See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Vermont News
Burlington ratifies police union contract

Vermont News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 3:02


ALSO: Chittenden County report shows more diversity, but persistent inequities; LandAir trucking company has filed for bankruptcy; U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to headline fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Christina Nolan.

WCHV's Joe Thomas in the Morning Podcast
072122 @107wchv "Tonight in Primetime; America's Got Nuthin'..."

WCHV's Joe Thomas in the Morning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 42:20


The January 6th Commission will be taking over (most) networks in Primetime tonight (reminding us of that Paul Begala quip; DC is Hollywood for Ugly People) and Joe reminds us that the SOLE purpose of committee's like this it to advise the body at large about possible legislative fixes (for whatever it may be they were convened for) HOWEVER, a bipartisan 'gang' of Senators (incl. VA's Mark Warner) just released their "Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022"... what? (PS; PLEASE stop inferring anything from the use of the "Muppet Show" these here... It's totally coincidental. Really.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WCHV's Joe Thomas in the Morning Podcast
072122 @107wchv "The #ElectoralCountAct, #Article5 and @COSProject

WCHV's Joe Thomas in the Morning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 36:24


While the House's 'dog and pony show' goes on in primetime, a 'gang' of US Senators (incl VA's Mark Warner) have penned a reform to the Electoral Count Act. Joe goes over it with the listeners, then with his go-to election expert Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and reminds us that this is why he's an ardent promoter of the Article 5 "Convention of States."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Progressive Voices
In The Know With Moe -7/21/22- Father Honors Daughter's Legacy by Working to Stop Gun Violence

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 43:54


Moe is joined by Andy Parker, Director of the SuperPAC, "Andy's Fight," and Author of the book, "For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety." On August 26, 2015, the lives of Andy and Barbara Parker changed forever when their daughter Alison, a journalist for WDBJ7, was murdered on live television near Roanoke, Virginia. Vowing to do whatever it takes, Andy turned his anger into outspoken activism and action to fight gun violence. From branding the NRA a terrorist organization to publicly calling out legislators for their cowardice, Andy is willing to say what others only think. With assistance from the Georgetown University Civil Rights Law Clinic, he has now taken on Google in an effort to remove the video of Alison's murder from YouTube. Moe and Andy discuss his new SuperPAC, "Andy's Fight," which launched earlier this month. Andy's Fight is different from other gun-violence prevention groups, in both focus and tactics. Andy believes: A. Disinformation plays an enormous role, with violent imagery organizations like Facebook not only unwilling in trying to to stop, but actively promoting for engagement/clicks, killing us. No country's perfect, but other democracies like Germany, U.K., Canada, etc have at least tried to rein in disinformation from Q-anon types. B. Andy goes further than other gun reform groups that seek to put band-aids on gaping wounds. They will call for universal background checks and red flag laws, but often stop short of fully supporting an assault weapons bans and high capacity magazine bans. Andy thinks both of these measures are essential. C. Aggressiveness. Andy's Super-PAC will not be playing nice with Republican Senators like Pat Toomey or Susan Collins in the hope for bipartisan legislation. If you are failing to protect your constituents, they don't care who likes you, or about bipartisanship, or that you're a good golfer. They're coming for you to tell your constituents what kind of ghoul you are. The website for the PAC is www.AndysFight.com Moe and Andy alson discuss his most recent piece for 'The Independent,' which is titled, "My daughter was killed by a shooter. None of us want Republicans' thoughts and prayers." (Link here: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/daughter-killed-shooter-uvalde-texas-gun-control-b2092170.html) Andy's Twitter handle is @AndyParkerVA.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, July 22nd, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 17:28


The House votes on a contraception bill, a new electoral college reform bill is coming before Congress, and military chaplains continue their fight for freedom from medical coercion… … and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. My name is Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, July 22, 2022. FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just 4-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. Sen. Blumenthal Thinks it’s Very important for congress to pass a bill guaranteeing access to drugs that prevent pregnancy. https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/1550216973199474688?s=20&t=atHLw9SjnQTHPyZrUIBPug 0:00-0:33 Meanwhile nations in Europe are already trying to incentivize couples to have more children because there is already a sansdemic, that is a growing population gap that is not replacing current population levels, leaving nations without workers. Turns out your need people to work and to provide, to have a thriving economy and nation. House votes to pass bill guaranteeing access to contraception https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/politics/contraception-access-house-vote/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2WKa07UvjlHP5qKWXPzgSm1ylUFA4JoREcolRudQTpD6e-nL7SviSLF1U The House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would guarantee access to contraception by protecting the right to buy and use contraceptives without government restriction. The final vote was 228-195. Eight Republicans crossed over to vote with Democrats. Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, Fred Upton of Michigan, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, John Katko of New York, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Maria Salazar of Florida and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joined all the Democrats in voting for the bill. Two Republicans, Reps. Bob Gibbs of Ohio and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, voted present, meaning they took no position either way on the bill The vote falls among action House Democrats are trying to take following the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. In that decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote separately in a concurring opinion that the high court should reconsider "substantive due process precedents" in decisions, including Griswold v. Connecticut, that allows access to contraception. The Right to Contraception Act, introduced by Democratic Rep. Kathy Manning of North Carolina, aims to "protect a person's ability to access contraceptives and to engage in contraception, and to protect a health care provider's ability to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception," according to text of the bill. We should note that the text of the bill also includes “emergency contraceptives” in its list of what is included. Historically “emergency contraceptives” has also included chemicals intending to prevent or disrupt implantation of a fertilized egg. It should also be pointed out that some forms of oral contraception also include this as an intended function. Why would we trust Margaret Sanger and her descendants to give us good medicine? The mindless embrace of birth control by Christians got us into this mess. The White House said it "strongly supports" the bill in a statement Monday, adding "access to contraception is essential to ensuring all people have control over personal decisions about their own health, lives, and families." And making sure that we don’t have enough people to work productive jobs to provide for their families. This on the heels of Earlier this week, the House passed a bill that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage into federal law, with 47 Republicans joining Democrats voting in favor of the bill. It is unclear whether the bill can pass the Senate where at least 10 Republicans are needed to side with Democrats to overcome the filibuster's 60-vote threshold. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work New Electoral College Count Reform Proposal https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/a-promising-new-electoral-count-act-reform-proposal/ The proposal takes the form of two bills. The first is sponsored by nine Republican senators (Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Thom Tillis, and Todd Young) and seven Democratic senators (Joe Manchin, Ben Cardin, Chris Coons, Chris Murphy, Jeanne Shaheen, Kyrsten Sinema, and Mark Warner) and is focused on the Electoral Count Act itself. This bill clarifies that states must appoint presidential electors in accordance with the laws they each pass before election day and does away with the dangerously vague concept of a “failed election” in the original ECA. It requires that the governor of each state (or else another particular official specifically assigned this role by state law) be the person to certify the state’s slate of electors, to avoid the possibility of different officials sending different slates to Congress. It clarifies that the vice president’s role in counting electoral votes in Congress is purely ministerial and does not involve any sole decision-making authority. It raises the threshold for raising objections to a state’s electoral votes in Congress from one member of each house to one-fifth of the members of each house and narrows and clarifies the grounds for filing objections. And it allows for expedited federal judicial review of any challenges raised by a presidential candidate under already existing federal law to a state’s certification of its elections, but does not create any new right of action in federal court regarding state officials’ enforcement of state laws. Some Democrats wanted to go further, and give the federal courts more jurisdiction over the ways in which state officials enforce state election laws. This was a disastrously misguided idea, and it is very good that this proposal avoids any such path. This is a significant success for a number of Republicans who fought hard against that approach — particularly Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney. And it is the reason why I think this bill could get enough Republican votes to pass the Senate. The restraint shown in this proposal suggests this bipartisan group really wants to get these reforms enacted. The second bill, sponsored by most of the same senators as the first (with the exception of Republican senators Capito, Young, Sasse, and Graham) takes up some issues beyond the scope of the Electoral Count Act. It would increase the penalties for threatening election officials, improve the postal service’s procedures for handling mail-in ballots where those are allowed under state law, reauthorize the Election Assistance Commission, and increase the penalties for tampering with election records. These are modest reforms directed to modest problems, and the result is a bill that doesn’t do anything particularly important. If it’s necessary to get more Democrats to accept the restrained approach to ECA reform in the first bill, then I see no problem with it, and certainly some of what it proposes is worthwhile. Chaplains File Class Action Lawsuit Against DODhttps://uncoverdc.com/2022/07/21/vaccine-mandate-chaplains-file-class-action-lawsuit-against-dod/ Thirty-one military chaplains filed a class action lawsuit in May alleging the unconstitutional denial of religious accommodations relating to the vaccine mandate. The chaplains maintain they are protected by the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Defendants in the case are the Department of Defense (DoD), several military branches, the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA, and the CDC. The lawsuit provides a fulsome review of the blatant, concerning changes in definitions and procedural rules to achieve politically driven agendas and goals that seemingly ignore service members’ most basic constitutional rights. Plaintiffs argue that the vaccine mandate and the military’s “no accommodation directive” are unconstitutional. Military chaplains who fail to comply with the vaccine mandate face “threat of disciplinary action” and “punitive discharge,” violating their “express statutory rights to follow their conscience as formed by their faith.” Defendants in the case contend the “venue is not proper,” Plaintiffs’ claims “are not ripe or justiciable prior to exhaustion of military remedies” (some requests have not yet been adjudicated), and the vaccine is the best remedy for “the health and readiness” of the military forces. The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) lays out in Section 533—the right of chaplains to conduct themselves according to their conscience or religious faith. Section 533 allows a chaplain to reject performing any duty that violates their conscience without repercussion or penalty. As the footnote on page 5 of the lawsuit explains, the genesis of the 2013 NDAA amendment grew out of social policy changes in 2012 during the Obama administration concerning “the repeal of the military ban on homosexual behavior and the Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act.” Chaplains at the time were concerned that they might have to perform wedding ceremonies that would violate their religious beliefs. Those protections were reinforced in both the 2016 and the 2018 NDAAs. Retired Army veteran Arthur A. Schulcz’s testimony filed on July 18, 2022, speaks poignantly to the difficulties of defining and implementing religious freedom policies in the military in recent years. He fought to properly define the role of chaplains in the military in December 2012, working with Congress in anticipation of amendments to the 2013 NDAA to “defend chaplains’ rights to authentically represent their faith to the military, especially in their speech.” He describes the discrimination many in the military have experienced over the years if they dared speak against the prevailing political agenda. The complaint states military chaplains are “unique military officers” because they are both commissioned officers and clergy. As such, they “raise unique statutory and constitutional religious liberty claims, in addition to the claims for systematic violations of service members’ RFRA and First Amendment rights that several courts have recently found Military Defendants likely committed.” The lawsuit states congressional authority concerning honoring and protecting military chaplains’ conscience and faith has been violated by the mandate. Chaplains are unique in their roles as service members because they are afforded additional First Amendment protections as a result of their clerical roles. It has to do with the potential violations of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” Psalm of the Day: St. Patrick’s Breastplate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SXXz5k_F_I&list=PL1C638E88FCA83B7A&index=22 0:18-1:24 Amen! This is Toby Sumpter with CrossPolitic News. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. If this content is helpful to you, would you please consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? We are building a cancel-proof news and media network with Christ at the center, and we can’t do it without your help. Join today and get a $100 discount at the Fight Laugh Feast conference in Knoxville, TN Oct. 6-8, and have a great day.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 17:28


The House votes on a contraception bill, a new electoral college reform bill is coming before Congress, and military chaplains continue their fight for freedom from medical coercion… … and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. My name is Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, July 22, 2022. FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just 4-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. Sen. Blumenthal Thinks it’s Very important for congress to pass a bill guaranteeing access to drugs that prevent pregnancy. https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/1550216973199474688?s=20&t=atHLw9SjnQTHPyZrUIBPug 0:00-0:33 Meanwhile nations in Europe are already trying to incentivize couples to have more children because there is already a sansdemic, that is a growing population gap that is not replacing current population levels, leaving nations without workers. Turns out your need people to work and to provide, to have a thriving economy and nation. House votes to pass bill guaranteeing access to contraception https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/politics/contraception-access-house-vote/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2WKa07UvjlHP5qKWXPzgSm1ylUFA4JoREcolRudQTpD6e-nL7SviSLF1U The House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would guarantee access to contraception by protecting the right to buy and use contraceptives without government restriction. The final vote was 228-195. Eight Republicans crossed over to vote with Democrats. Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, Fred Upton of Michigan, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, John Katko of New York, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Maria Salazar of Florida and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joined all the Democrats in voting for the bill. Two Republicans, Reps. Bob Gibbs of Ohio and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, voted present, meaning they took no position either way on the bill The vote falls among action House Democrats are trying to take following the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. In that decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote separately in a concurring opinion that the high court should reconsider "substantive due process precedents" in decisions, including Griswold v. Connecticut, that allows access to contraception. The Right to Contraception Act, introduced by Democratic Rep. Kathy Manning of North Carolina, aims to "protect a person's ability to access contraceptives and to engage in contraception, and to protect a health care provider's ability to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception," according to text of the bill. We should note that the text of the bill also includes “emergency contraceptives” in its list of what is included. Historically “emergency contraceptives” has also included chemicals intending to prevent or disrupt implantation of a fertilized egg. It should also be pointed out that some forms of oral contraception also include this as an intended function. Why would we trust Margaret Sanger and her descendants to give us good medicine? The mindless embrace of birth control by Christians got us into this mess. The White House said it "strongly supports" the bill in a statement Monday, adding "access to contraception is essential to ensuring all people have control over personal decisions about their own health, lives, and families." And making sure that we don’t have enough people to work productive jobs to provide for their families. This on the heels of Earlier this week, the House passed a bill that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage into federal law, with 47 Republicans joining Democrats voting in favor of the bill. It is unclear whether the bill can pass the Senate where at least 10 Republicans are needed to side with Democrats to overcome the filibuster's 60-vote threshold. Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. redballoon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! www.redballoon.work New Electoral College Count Reform Proposal https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/a-promising-new-electoral-count-act-reform-proposal/ The proposal takes the form of two bills. The first is sponsored by nine Republican senators (Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Thom Tillis, and Todd Young) and seven Democratic senators (Joe Manchin, Ben Cardin, Chris Coons, Chris Murphy, Jeanne Shaheen, Kyrsten Sinema, and Mark Warner) and is focused on the Electoral Count Act itself. This bill clarifies that states must appoint presidential electors in accordance with the laws they each pass before election day and does away with the dangerously vague concept of a “failed election” in the original ECA. It requires that the governor of each state (or else another particular official specifically assigned this role by state law) be the person to certify the state’s slate of electors, to avoid the possibility of different officials sending different slates to Congress. It clarifies that the vice president’s role in counting electoral votes in Congress is purely ministerial and does not involve any sole decision-making authority. It raises the threshold for raising objections to a state’s electoral votes in Congress from one member of each house to one-fifth of the members of each house and narrows and clarifies the grounds for filing objections. And it allows for expedited federal judicial review of any challenges raised by a presidential candidate under already existing federal law to a state’s certification of its elections, but does not create any new right of action in federal court regarding state officials’ enforcement of state laws. Some Democrats wanted to go further, and give the federal courts more jurisdiction over the ways in which state officials enforce state election laws. This was a disastrously misguided idea, and it is very good that this proposal avoids any such path. This is a significant success for a number of Republicans who fought hard against that approach — particularly Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney. And it is the reason why I think this bill could get enough Republican votes to pass the Senate. The restraint shown in this proposal suggests this bipartisan group really wants to get these reforms enacted. The second bill, sponsored by most of the same senators as the first (with the exception of Republican senators Capito, Young, Sasse, and Graham) takes up some issues beyond the scope of the Electoral Count Act. It would increase the penalties for threatening election officials, improve the postal service’s procedures for handling mail-in ballots where those are allowed under state law, reauthorize the Election Assistance Commission, and increase the penalties for tampering with election records. These are modest reforms directed to modest problems, and the result is a bill that doesn’t do anything particularly important. If it’s necessary to get more Democrats to accept the restrained approach to ECA reform in the first bill, then I see no problem with it, and certainly some of what it proposes is worthwhile. Chaplains File Class Action Lawsuit Against DODhttps://uncoverdc.com/2022/07/21/vaccine-mandate-chaplains-file-class-action-lawsuit-against-dod/ Thirty-one military chaplains filed a class action lawsuit in May alleging the unconstitutional denial of religious accommodations relating to the vaccine mandate. The chaplains maintain they are protected by the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Defendants in the case are the Department of Defense (DoD), several military branches, the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA, and the CDC. The lawsuit provides a fulsome review of the blatant, concerning changes in definitions and procedural rules to achieve politically driven agendas and goals that seemingly ignore service members’ most basic constitutional rights. Plaintiffs argue that the vaccine mandate and the military’s “no accommodation directive” are unconstitutional. Military chaplains who fail to comply with the vaccine mandate face “threat of disciplinary action” and “punitive discharge,” violating their “express statutory rights to follow their conscience as formed by their faith.” Defendants in the case contend the “venue is not proper,” Plaintiffs’ claims “are not ripe or justiciable prior to exhaustion of military remedies” (some requests have not yet been adjudicated), and the vaccine is the best remedy for “the health and readiness” of the military forces. The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) lays out in Section 533—the right of chaplains to conduct themselves according to their conscience or religious faith. Section 533 allows a chaplain to reject performing any duty that violates their conscience without repercussion or penalty. As the footnote on page 5 of the lawsuit explains, the genesis of the 2013 NDAA amendment grew out of social policy changes in 2012 during the Obama administration concerning “the repeal of the military ban on homosexual behavior and the Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act.” Chaplains at the time were concerned that they might have to perform wedding ceremonies that would violate their religious beliefs. Those protections were reinforced in both the 2016 and the 2018 NDAAs. Retired Army veteran Arthur A. Schulcz’s testimony filed on July 18, 2022, speaks poignantly to the difficulties of defining and implementing religious freedom policies in the military in recent years. He fought to properly define the role of chaplains in the military in December 2012, working with Congress in anticipation of amendments to the 2013 NDAA to “defend chaplains’ rights to authentically represent their faith to the military, especially in their speech.” He describes the discrimination many in the military have experienced over the years if they dared speak against the prevailing political agenda. The complaint states military chaplains are “unique military officers” because they are both commissioned officers and clergy. As such, they “raise unique statutory and constitutional religious liberty claims, in addition to the claims for systematic violations of service members’ RFRA and First Amendment rights that several courts have recently found Military Defendants likely committed.” The lawsuit states congressional authority concerning honoring and protecting military chaplains’ conscience and faith has been violated by the mandate. Chaplains are unique in their roles as service members because they are afforded additional First Amendment protections as a result of their clerical roles. It has to do with the potential violations of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” Psalm of the Day: St. Patrick’s Breastplate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SXXz5k_F_I&list=PL1C638E88FCA83B7A&index=22 0:18-1:24 Amen! This is Toby Sumpter with CrossPolitic News. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. If this content is helpful to you, would you please consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? We are building a cancel-proof news and media network with Christ at the center, and we can’t do it without your help. Join today and get a $100 discount at the Fight Laugh Feast conference in Knoxville, TN Oct. 6-8, and have a great day.

In the Know with Moe
Father Honors Daughter's Legacy By Working to Stop Gun Violence

In the Know with Moe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 43:54


Moe is joined by Andy Parker, Director of the SuperPAC, "Andy's Fight," and Author of the book, "For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety."On August 26, 2015, the lives of Andy and Barbara Parker changed forever when their daughter Alison, a journalist for WDBJ7, was murdered on live television near Roanoke, Virginia.Vowing to do whatever it takes, Andy turned his anger into outspoken activism and action to fight gun violence. From branding the NRA a terrorist organization to publicly calling out legislators for their cowardice, Andy is willing to say what others only think. With assistance from the Georgetown University Civil Rights Law Clinic, he has now taken on Google in an effort to remove the video of Alison's murder from YouTube.Moe and Andy discuss his new SuperPAC, "Andy's Fight," which launched earlier this month.Andy's Fight is different from other gun-violence prevention groups, in both focus and tactics. Andy believes:A. Disinformation plays an enormous role, with violent imagery organizations like Facebook not only unwilling in trying to to stop, but actively promoting for engagement/clicks, killing us. No country's perfect, but other democracies like Germany, U.K., Canada, etc have at least tried to rein in disinformation from Q-anon types.B. Andy goes further than other gun reform groups that seek to put band-aids on gaping wounds. They will call for universal background checks and red flag laws, but often stop short of fully supporting an assault weapons bans and high capacity magazine bans. Andy thinks both of these measures are essential.C. Aggressiveness. Andy's Super-PAC will not be playing nice with Republican Senators like Pat Toomey or Susan Collins in the hope for bipartisan legislation. If you are failing to protect your constituents, they don't care who likes you, or about bipartisanship, or that you're a good golfer. They're coming for you to tell your constituents what kind of ghoul you are.The website for the PAC is www.AndysFight.comMoe and Andy alson discuss his most recent piece for 'The Independent,' which is titled, "My daughter was killed by a shooter. None of us want Republicans' thoughts and prayers." (Link here: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/daughter-killed-shooter-uvalde-texas-gun-control-b2092170.html)Andy's Twitter handle is @AndyParkerVA.(Image Credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

NAPS Chat
Episode 167 July 22, 2022 -- "For NAPS, the Dog Days of Summer NOT" -- with Chuck Mulidore, NAPS Executive Vice President

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 28:06


During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, NAPS Executive Vice President Chuck Mulidore joins Bob Levi to discuss a recent Senate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Security hearing, at which Arizona NAPS Vice President and Chairman of the NAPS Postmasters Committee Jimmy Salmon testified. In addition, Chuck and Bob talk about the placement of GPO/WEP legislation on the House of Representatives "consent calendar," legislation introduced by Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin relating to vote-by-mail, the advocacy day to promote the USPS Shipping Equity Act, recent congressional candidate meetings, and the upcoming NAPS National Convention.

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
A Bipartisan Overhaul of the Electoral Count Act

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 23:37


Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Susan Collins unveiled their proposal to update the 1887 Electoral Count Act in the wake of the chaos on Jan. 6. Will the new legislation get the 60 votes needed to fix the antiquated law that's been exploited by both parties? Plus, Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19 and a look at how a semiconductor bill is expanding in the Senate thanks to Sen. Chuck Schumer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, It has been a clean sweep for Conservatives, as they keep racking up big wins at the United States Supreme Court

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 11:00


Live from the No Panic Zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America—God Bless You and let's do this! This is the Steve Gruber show— And I'm here to flush out the lying politicians—the tech giants—and the babbling herd of sheep—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   ONE— Dozens of illegal aliens are found dead in a semi tractor trailer rig near the Mexican border—and the Governor of Texas is blaming Joe Biden and his failed policies for the tragedy—   TWO— Another huge win for Conservatives in the Supreme Court—as a football coach—fired for praying after games on the 50 yard line scores for religious liberty—and leaves the left screaming again—   THREE— It has been a clean sweep for Conservatives, as they keep racking up big wins at the United States Supreme Court—if this was the Judicial Championships—this would be a rout—   Last week—we saw major decisions supporting kids getting tax dollars to follow them to religious schools in a case out of Maine—   The court tossed out a 100-year-old New York prohibition on people carrying concealed weapons outside of their homes—and ruled it was unconstitutional—further strengthening the 2nd Amendment—   And of course on Friday—the landmark decision—tossing out the 1973 decision Roe V Wade decision that legalized abortion—and sent it back to the states and countless Socialist Democrats into an apoplectic seizure—claiming the court is no longer legitimate because it didn't agree with them—others having been calling for burning the court down—and murdering the Justices that voted to overturn the law—   Some in the Senate have gone so far as to accuse some of the Justices of actually lying during their confirmation processes—which of course is predicated on complete falsehoods—even a couple Republicans—like liberal Senator Susan Collins of Maine claims they mislead her on big cases like Roe—BUT of course they didn't because no nominee ever says how they would rule on any particular case—so such a claim is ridiculous and worse it's dangerous—   But despite all the hysteria on the cases decided so far—the BIGGEST case of all is still hanging out there—and its odd that nobody is actually paying attention—   Because one of the cases we are yet to hear—is West Virginia Versus EPA—and this case has the possibility of turning the entire nation on its head—   You see the case began when the state of West Virginia challenged the Environmental Protection Agency—and how it regulates so-called greenhouse gases—emitted from both coal fired and natural gas fired powered plants—   That in and of itself is important in pushing back against government over-reach and the incredible power that has been collected by unelected officials in all of these government agencies—   And this has been going on since FDR unleashed the regulatory state on America—when he launched the New Deal in the Early 1930's—more and more through the years—the United States Government has handed off more and more power to agencies like the EPA but that is just the beginning—   The reason? Is this idea called The Chevron Doctrine—which has evolved over the past 85 years into a monster—that basically says—if a statute is silent on a point—the courts should defer to an executive agency's interpretation—as long as the interpretation is reasonable—whatever that means—   What it means in practical application is Regulation without Representation—because these rules—which really are laws—are put into place with the power to take your property—your money and more importantly your freedom—because these agencies can have you convicted of violating the rules created without any input from elected representatives—and have you tossed in jail—often with very little recourse to fight back—   The Covid 19 pandemic—tore the curtain back on all of this—when OSHA tried to make vaccines mandatory for companies with 100 employees or more—But the Supreme Court said OSHA did not have such broad authority—   Which brings us to what could really happen now—The Court has shown clearly that it is more than willing to go beyond any given case—to address the fundamental problems—and that's why Roe V Wade got tossed—   The Court is now poised to adopt the non-delegation doctrine—and this would devastate the regulatory agencies that have dominated America's landscape since the 1930's—   This goes again to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal—that Congress could pass laws that delegate its power to administrative agencies—with massive power to address public health, safety, welfare, the work place and so much more—   But the Non-Delegation doctrine—argues that is not Constitutional—and its not how our Representative Republic is supposed to work—and the pending ruling could upend the entire regulation framework built by both parties over the past several decades—   In fact, if the court adopts the non-delegation doctrine, which I believe it will—it will fundamentally alter the structure of The United States Government as you have always known it—and return that power to Congress—   It will impact Agriculture and the use of pesticides, work place safety, environmental protections, working conditions, overtime pay—and yes vaccinations—in fact it will impact just about every citizen in the country—and return us to the principals as laid out by the founders of this great nation—   If you thought the Democrats have been screaming so far—you ain't seen nothin yet!   The biggest problem they face—is they will finally realize they have lost the Supreme Court and their ability to force policies onto the nation—that otherwise would NEVER get through Congress or the legislatures of the 50 states—you see killing the regulatory state—will kill their unchecked power—and that is something they apparently have not been thinking about—   And when it happens—just remember—that means President Trump wins again.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - June 28, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 104:17


As the surprise witness at today's January 6th committee hearing, it was tough for me to get a live show produced today. But with Joan McCarter's help, we got the job done! OK, you caught me. The witness was one Cassidy Hutchinson, a top staffer to Mark Meadows, last seen giving recorded testimony to the committee, naming names of Members of Congress who sought pardons from TFG after January 6. Observers of the hearings are starting to piece together the connective tissue between January 6th and… everything else those rotten bastards were connected with, as Eastman has his phone seized, the Trumplettes are caught plotting on their phones, and disgraced CO elections clerk (and data thief) Tina Peters says Lauren Boebert egged her on. Russia's latest atrocity renews consideration of whether Russia is really a thing at all. I mean, real countries pay their debts. Did Russia pay its debt? Maybe, maybe not! What's it to you? How would you even know? Maybe your computer is wrong! I'm not sure if we heard Joan McCarter's very soul scream aloud when we shared the latest news about Senate Judiciary Committee Dems and those goddamned blue slips. But I kind of think so. Luckily, we were able to counter that with the news that Susan Collins was apparently mocked viciously within the Trump White House for being such an easy mark on… well, everything! Meanwhile, Kevin McCarthy begs everyone to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Speaking of the SCOTUS, things have gotten so bad, the dissents from the latest terrible decisions have resorted to dealing on a wholesale basis, knowing that pictures are worth a thousand words. Joan has always known who's to blame for this garbage, of course. The Court being what it is, there's no easy way out. The remedies remain the same. In the meantime, we'll have to accept the small steps forward where we can find them. Even if we need a microscope.

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More
The Big Unlock: Susan Lucus Collins Global Head of Healthcare at Twilio

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:48


On this episode, Susan Collins, Global Head of Healthcare at Twilio, discusses how they are making a difference in the healthcare space through their platform using a combination of intelligent communication tools and real-time data on patients. Susan talks about how messaging tools can improve patient engagement and healthcare outcomes using behavioral economics. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen/

Strict Scrutiny
Roe is dead. Now what?

Strict Scrutiny

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 65:16 Very Popular


Today the Supreme Court issued their opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. It overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, meaning there is no longer constitutional protection for the right to an abortion. Melissa, Leah, and Kate recap the horrific opinion by Justice Alito and the somehow-worse concurrence by Justice Thomas, and also read some passages straight from the dissent.You're angry. We're angry. Let's do something about it. From directly supporting patients who need abortions right now, to electing pro-choice candidates in 2022 and building a progressive majority over the long term, you can find everything you need to fight back in our Fuck Bans Action Plan hub at votesaveamerica.com/roe.

CrabDiving Radio Podcast
CrabDiving – Fri 062422 – Obviously Some Radical Religious SCOTUS Judges Perjured Themselves In Their Hearings

CrabDiving Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 117:01


Obviously some radical religious SCOTUS judges perjured themselves in their hearings.Justice Clarence Thomas wants the court to go after marriage equality and contraception next. The nearly strung up Mike Pence called for a national ban on abortion following the Supremes' ruling. Rapist President Donald Trump also called for a national ban on abortion. Sad senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins pretended to feel betrayed by the ruling. The retail store Patagonia said they would pay the legal costs for any employee arrested daring abortion protests. Conservative religious wankers have their nether regions in a dither over Christian nationalism. AOC shredded Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter over stupid crap the dimwitted loon from Georgia said about forced birth protests. Former fox foo Glenn Beck  carried on about California and New York becoming abortion mills. Another FOX load Stuart Varney complained about the morals of corporations that have offered to pay travel expenses for employees seeking abortions. Human cosplayer Jesse Watters said the outrage over the killing of Roe was overblown.

KGO 810 Podcast
John Rothmann: Was Senator Collins misled?

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 36:46


During a two-hour meeting in her Senate office with the Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh on Aug. 21, 2018, Senator Susan Collins of Maine pressed him hard on why she should trust him not to overturn Roe v Wade if she backed his confirmation. Judge Kavanaugh worked vigorously to reassure her that he was no threat to the landmark abortion rights ruling. “Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal, and I've tried to demonstrate I understand real-world consequences,” he continued, according to the notes, adding: “I am a don't-rock-the-boat kind of judge. I believe in stability and in the Team of Nine.” Persuaded, Ms. Collins, a Republican, gave a detailed speech a few weeks later laying out her rationale for backing the future justice that cited his stated commitment to precedent on Roe, helping clinch his confirmation after a bitter fight. On Friday, Justice Kavanaugh joined the majority in overturning the decision he told Ms. Collins he would protect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
John Rothmann: Was Senator Collins misled?

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 36:46


During a two-hour meeting in her Senate office with the Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh on Aug. 21, 2018, Senator Susan Collins of Maine pressed him hard on why she should trust him not to overturn Roe v Wade if she backed his confirmation. Judge Kavanaugh worked vigorously to reassure her that he was no threat to the landmark abortion rights ruling. “Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal, and I've tried to demonstrate I understand real-world consequences,” he continued, according to the notes, adding: “I am a don't-rock-the-boat kind of judge. I believe in stability and in the Team of Nine.” Persuaded, Ms. Collins, a Republican, gave a detailed speech a few weeks later laying out her rationale for backing the future justice that cited his stated commitment to precedent on Roe, helping clinch his confirmation after a bitter fight. On Friday, Justice Kavanaugh joined the majority in overturning the decision he told Ms. Collins he would protect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Wrants Show
236: Senators manage to reach a deal on gun control

The Wrants Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 12:10


#RoyBlunt, #RichardBurr, #RobPortman, #PatrickToomey, #JohnCornyn, #ThomTillis, #BillCassidy, #SusanCollins, #LindseyGraham, #MittRomney, #gunlaws Senate negotiators announced on Sunday that they had struck a bipartisan deal on a narrow set of gun safety measures with sufficient support to move through the evenly divided chamber, a significant step toward ending a yearslong congressional impasse on the issue.The agreement, put forth by 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats and endorsed by President Biden and top Democrats, includes enhanced background checks to give authorities time to check the juvenile and mental health records of any prospective gun buyer under the age of 21 and a provision that would, for the first time, extend to dating partners a prohibition on domestic abusers having guns.The 10 Republicans that have endorsed this new bill are:Roy Blunt, MissouriRichard Burr, North CarolinaRob Portman, OhioPatrick Toomey, PennsylvaniaJohn Cornyn, TexasThom Tillis, Nort...

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, June 13th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 17:38


Good Monday everyone! This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, June 13th, 2022… and I’m here to bring you what you missed over the weekend… so buckle up, and let’s get to it. Today we’ll start off with the Senate announcing bipartisan framework for gun control package… https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-bipartisan-framework-gun-control This is from Fox News, A bipartisan group of senators announced a "commonsense" agreement on a gun package Sunday. "Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities," the group of senators said in a press release on the announcement. The senators include: Chris Murphy, John Cornyn, Thom Tillis , Kyrsten Sinema, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Cory Booker, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, Martin Heinrich, Mark Kelly, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Debbie Stabenow, and Pat Toomey. "Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law," the senators continued in their group statement. The proposal includes initiatives to support state crisis intervention orders; a national expansion of mental health services for children and families; expanding mental health programs in schools; enhanced review process for gun buyers under the age of 21; penalties for straw purchases; additional funding for school resource officers. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement in support of the agreement later Sunday, saying he was "glad Senators Cornyn and Murphy are continuing to make headway in their discussions." "I continue to hope their discussions yield a bipartisan product that makes significant headway on key issues like mental health and school safety, respects the Second Amendment, earns broad support in the Senate, and makes a difference for our country," McConnell added in his statement. If you needed another reason to despise public school, get a load of this: NYC shells out $200K in taxpayer dollars to bring drag performers to public schools: report https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-200k-taxpayer-dollars-drag-performers-public-schools This from Fox News, by the way, Fox News, New York City shelled out more than $200,000 in taxpayer funding in the past five years to have drag queens come into classrooms and interact with schoolchildren as young as age 3, according to a report. The nonprofit Drag Story Hour NYC, previously known as Drag Queen Story Hour NYC, received approximately $207,000 in taxpayer funding since 2018, the New York Post reported, citing city records. The total includes a $50,000 contribution from New York State through its Council on the Arts, along with $157,000 earmarked from New York City’s Departments of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Community Development, and even from the Department of Transportation, according to the Post. Records show that the non-profit received $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals and libraries in May alone ahead of Pride month. The events involve cross-dressed drag performers reading to school children at public schools, libraries and other LGBTQ centers, but has expanded to also include coloring activities. Photos show drag performers also instructing children in classrooms how to apply drag makeup. According to a reading list the non-profit shared online, performers read a variety of books ranging from classics like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Rainbow Fish," which discuss topics like growth, acceptance and diversity, to others that more overtly discuss gender identity, such as "The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish Swish Swish" and "The Dragtivity Book." Sigh… I know I’m preaching to the choir here on CrossPolitic when I say, “get your kids out of Public School…” well, here’s an alternative option to that kind of marxist education. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute. Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don’t pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn’t it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so their students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Visit their website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Now shifting to news across the globe: Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald's restaurants https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/tasty-name-but-no-big-mac-russia-opens-rebranded-mcdonalds-restaurants It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s restaurants flung open their doors in Moscow under new Russian ownership and with the new name, which translates as “Tasty and that’s it.” The unveiling of the rebranded outlets, more than three decades after the American burger giant first opened its doors in Moscow in a symbolic thaw between East and West, is once again a stark sign of a new world order. The reopenings took place on Russia Day, a holiday celebrating national pride. The fortunes of the chain, which McDonald’s sold when it exited the country over the conflict in Ukraine, could provide a test of how successfully Russia’s economy can become more self-sufficient and withstand Western sanctions. On Sunday, scores of people queued outside what was formerly McDonald’s flagship restaurant in Pushkin Square, central Moscow. The outlet sported a new logo – a stylised burger with two fries – plus a slogan reading: “The name changes, love stays.” The queue was significantly smaller than the thousands of people who thronged to the original McDonald’s opening there in 1990 during the Soviet era. Vkusno & tochka’s menu was also smaller and did not offer the Big Mac and some other burgers and desserts, such as the McFlurry. A double cheeseburger was going for 129 roubles ($2.31) compared with roughly 160 under McDonald’s and a fish burger for 169 roubles, compared with about 190 previously. The composition of burgers has not changed and the equipment from McDonald’s has remained, said Alexander Merkulov, quality manager at the new company. McDonald’s closed its Russian restaurants in March and said in mid-May that it had decided to leave the country altogether. In a sign of the haste the new owners have had to rebrand in time for the launch, much of the packaging for fries and burgers was plain white, as were drink cups, while takeaway bags were plain brown. The old McDonald’s logo on packets of ketchup and other sauces were covered over with makeshift black markings. Sergei, a 15-year-old customer, saw little difference though. “The taste has stayed the same,” he said as he tucked into a chicken burger and fries. “The cola is different, but there really is no change to the burger.” Iran and Venezuela sign a 20-year agreement https://www.theblaze.com/news/-2657497477 Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran’s hardline theocratic president Ebrahim Raisi recently signed a 20-year cooperation agreement. The Associated Press reported that this new agreement came just one day after Maduro praised the Iranian Islamic Republic for sending badly needed fuel to Venezuela despite American sanctions. In an interview with Maduro after he arrived for a two-day visit in TAY-RON, Iranian state media reported that Maduro heaped praise upon Iran’s efforts to send fuel tankers in support of his country. Maduro said, “TAY-RON’s delivery of oil to Caracas was a great help to the Venezuelan people.” Maduro’s visit to Iran comes as tensions heighten across the Middle East as negotiations over Iran’s nuclear deal fell apart and as U.S. sanctions and rising global food prices choke Iran’s suffering economy. This was Maduro’s first visit to Iran. A high-ranking delegation from Venezuela comprised of political and economic officials joined Maduro on his visit to Iran after receiving an invitation from Raisi. Venezuela, like Iran, is under heavy sanctions from the U.S., which hinder its economic growth. In a joint press conference on Saturday, Raisi and Maduro signed the 20-year agreement that solidified the country’s commitment to economic, political, and militaristic cooperation. Maduro reportedly said that Venezuela and Iran are united by “a common vision.” The two presidents are aligned on international issues, and both have suffered economic difficulties, which are said to be caused by sanctions from America and its allies. Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com/product/fightlaughfestclub. Now let’s wrap this news brief up with the topic I love. Sports! Commanders' Jack Del Rio leaves Twitter following Jan. 6 remarks https://www.foxnews.com/sports/commanders-jack-del-rio-leaves-twitter-jan-6-remarks Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio’s comments about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the 2020 George Floyd protests have now cost the coach his social media account. The longtime NFL coach deactivated his Twitter account following the controversy about his remarks and the $100,000 fine levied by Washington coach Ron Rivera. Del Rio on Wednesday downplayed the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the Capitol and questioned why the intense protests in the summer following Floyd’s death didn’t receive the same scrutiny. Del Rio called the Jan. 6 riot a "dust-up at the Capitol" and later attempted to backtrack on his remarks. "I made comments earlier today in referencing the attack that took place on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Referencing that situation as a dust-up was irresponsible and negligent, and I am sorry," Del Rio said in a statement. "I stand by my comments condemning violence in communities across the country. I say that while also expressing my support as an American citizen for peaceful protest in our country. I have fully supported all peaceful protests in America. I love, respect and support all my fellow coaches, players and staff that I work with and respect their views and opinions." Rivera on Friday announced a fine and said the comments were hurtful to the community and didn’t reflect the views of the organization. "He understands the distinction between the events of that dark day and peaceful protests, which are a hallmark of our democracy," Rivera said. "Words have consequences, and his words hurt a lot of people in our community. I want to make it clear that our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd's murder and the actions of those on Jan. 6 who sought to topple our government." Rivera said Del Rio’s fine would be donated to the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund. There were also calls for Del Rio to resign, or be fired if you can believe that… shocking I know. But his team doesn’t appear to feel that way. Commanders defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said he wasn’t bothered by Del Rio’s opinion. "Me personally, I don’t care about his opinion. As long as he shows up every day, and he works hard, that’s what I want from my defensive coordinator," Allen told NBC Sports Washington. "In my opinion, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. Some guys decide to share it on Twitter; some guys don’t. It doesn’t make one person better than the other. At the end of the day, you can have a difference in opinion and still respect one another. I feel like that’s what our country is about. That’s what our team is about." And finally, for those of you who may have missed game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors, here’s a brief recap, courtesy of Hall of Fame broadcaster, Mike Breen. Final 4:32 WILD ENDING Warriors vs Celtics - Game 4 NBA Finals

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, June 13th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 17:38


Good Monday everyone! This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, June 13th, 2022… and I’m here to bring you what you missed over the weekend… so buckle up, and let’s get to it. Today we’ll start off with the Senate announcing bipartisan framework for gun control package… https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-bipartisan-framework-gun-control This is from Fox News, A bipartisan group of senators announced a "commonsense" agreement on a gun package Sunday. "Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities," the group of senators said in a press release on the announcement. The senators include: Chris Murphy, John Cornyn, Thom Tillis , Kyrsten Sinema, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Cory Booker, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, Martin Heinrich, Mark Kelly, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Debbie Stabenow, and Pat Toomey. "Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law," the senators continued in their group statement. The proposal includes initiatives to support state crisis intervention orders; a national expansion of mental health services for children and families; expanding mental health programs in schools; enhanced review process for gun buyers under the age of 21; penalties for straw purchases; additional funding for school resource officers. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement in support of the agreement later Sunday, saying he was "glad Senators Cornyn and Murphy are continuing to make headway in their discussions." "I continue to hope their discussions yield a bipartisan product that makes significant headway on key issues like mental health and school safety, respects the Second Amendment, earns broad support in the Senate, and makes a difference for our country," McConnell added in his statement. If you needed another reason to despise public school, get a load of this: NYC shells out $200K in taxpayer dollars to bring drag performers to public schools: report https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-200k-taxpayer-dollars-drag-performers-public-schools This from Fox News, by the way, Fox News, New York City shelled out more than $200,000 in taxpayer funding in the past five years to have drag queens come into classrooms and interact with schoolchildren as young as age 3, according to a report. The nonprofit Drag Story Hour NYC, previously known as Drag Queen Story Hour NYC, received approximately $207,000 in taxpayer funding since 2018, the New York Post reported, citing city records. The total includes a $50,000 contribution from New York State through its Council on the Arts, along with $157,000 earmarked from New York City’s Departments of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Community Development, and even from the Department of Transportation, according to the Post. Records show that the non-profit received $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals and libraries in May alone ahead of Pride month. The events involve cross-dressed drag performers reading to school children at public schools, libraries and other LGBTQ centers, but has expanded to also include coloring activities. Photos show drag performers also instructing children in classrooms how to apply drag makeup. According to a reading list the non-profit shared online, performers read a variety of books ranging from classics like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Rainbow Fish," which discuss topics like growth, acceptance and diversity, to others that more overtly discuss gender identity, such as "The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish Swish Swish" and "The Dragtivity Book." Sigh… I know I’m preaching to the choir here on CrossPolitic when I say, “get your kids out of Public School…” well, here’s an alternative option to that kind of marxist education. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute. Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don’t pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn’t it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so their students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Visit their website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Now shifting to news across the globe: Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald's restaurants https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/tasty-name-but-no-big-mac-russia-opens-rebranded-mcdonalds-restaurants It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s restaurants flung open their doors in Moscow under new Russian ownership and with the new name, which translates as “Tasty and that’s it.” The unveiling of the rebranded outlets, more than three decades after the American burger giant first opened its doors in Moscow in a symbolic thaw between East and West, is once again a stark sign of a new world order. The reopenings took place on Russia Day, a holiday celebrating national pride. The fortunes of the chain, which McDonald’s sold when it exited the country over the conflict in Ukraine, could provide a test of how successfully Russia’s economy can become more self-sufficient and withstand Western sanctions. On Sunday, scores of people queued outside what was formerly McDonald’s flagship restaurant in Pushkin Square, central Moscow. The outlet sported a new logo – a stylised burger with two fries – plus a slogan reading: “The name changes, love stays.” The queue was significantly smaller than the thousands of people who thronged to the original McDonald’s opening there in 1990 during the Soviet era. Vkusno & tochka’s menu was also smaller and did not offer the Big Mac and some other burgers and desserts, such as the McFlurry. A double cheeseburger was going for 129 roubles ($2.31) compared with roughly 160 under McDonald’s and a fish burger for 169 roubles, compared with about 190 previously. The composition of burgers has not changed and the equipment from McDonald’s has remained, said Alexander Merkulov, quality manager at the new company. McDonald’s closed its Russian restaurants in March and said in mid-May that it had decided to leave the country altogether. In a sign of the haste the new owners have had to rebrand in time for the launch, much of the packaging for fries and burgers was plain white, as were drink cups, while takeaway bags were plain brown. The old McDonald’s logo on packets of ketchup and other sauces were covered over with makeshift black markings. Sergei, a 15-year-old customer, saw little difference though. “The taste has stayed the same,” he said as he tucked into a chicken burger and fries. “The cola is different, but there really is no change to the burger.” Iran and Venezuela sign a 20-year agreement https://www.theblaze.com/news/-2657497477 Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran’s hardline theocratic president Ebrahim Raisi recently signed a 20-year cooperation agreement. The Associated Press reported that this new agreement came just one day after Maduro praised the Iranian Islamic Republic for sending badly needed fuel to Venezuela despite American sanctions. In an interview with Maduro after he arrived for a two-day visit in TAY-RON, Iranian state media reported that Maduro heaped praise upon Iran’s efforts to send fuel tankers in support of his country. Maduro said, “TAY-RON’s delivery of oil to Caracas was a great help to the Venezuelan people.” Maduro’s visit to Iran comes as tensions heighten across the Middle East as negotiations over Iran’s nuclear deal fell apart and as U.S. sanctions and rising global food prices choke Iran’s suffering economy. This was Maduro’s first visit to Iran. A high-ranking delegation from Venezuela comprised of political and economic officials joined Maduro on his visit to Iran after receiving an invitation from Raisi. Venezuela, like Iran, is under heavy sanctions from the U.S., which hinder its economic growth. In a joint press conference on Saturday, Raisi and Maduro signed the 20-year agreement that solidified the country’s commitment to economic, political, and militaristic cooperation. Maduro reportedly said that Venezuela and Iran are united by “a common vision.” The two presidents are aligned on international issues, and both have suffered economic difficulties, which are said to be caused by sanctions from America and its allies. Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com/product/fightlaughfestclub. Now let’s wrap this news brief up with the topic I love. Sports! Commanders' Jack Del Rio leaves Twitter following Jan. 6 remarks https://www.foxnews.com/sports/commanders-jack-del-rio-leaves-twitter-jan-6-remarks Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio’s comments about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the 2020 George Floyd protests have now cost the coach his social media account. The longtime NFL coach deactivated his Twitter account following the controversy about his remarks and the $100,000 fine levied by Washington coach Ron Rivera. Del Rio on Wednesday downplayed the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the Capitol and questioned why the intense protests in the summer following Floyd’s death didn’t receive the same scrutiny. Del Rio called the Jan. 6 riot a "dust-up at the Capitol" and later attempted to backtrack on his remarks. "I made comments earlier today in referencing the attack that took place on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Referencing that situation as a dust-up was irresponsible and negligent, and I am sorry," Del Rio said in a statement. "I stand by my comments condemning violence in communities across the country. I say that while also expressing my support as an American citizen for peaceful protest in our country. I have fully supported all peaceful protests in America. I love, respect and support all my fellow coaches, players and staff that I work with and respect their views and opinions." Rivera on Friday announced a fine and said the comments were hurtful to the community and didn’t reflect the views of the organization. "He understands the distinction between the events of that dark day and peaceful protests, which are a hallmark of our democracy," Rivera said. "Words have consequences, and his words hurt a lot of people in our community. I want to make it clear that our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd's murder and the actions of those on Jan. 6 who sought to topple our government." Rivera said Del Rio’s fine would be donated to the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund. There were also calls for Del Rio to resign, or be fired if you can believe that… shocking I know. But his team doesn’t appear to feel that way. Commanders defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said he wasn’t bothered by Del Rio’s opinion. "Me personally, I don’t care about his opinion. As long as he shows up every day, and he works hard, that’s what I want from my defensive coordinator," Allen told NBC Sports Washington. "In my opinion, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. Some guys decide to share it on Twitter; some guys don’t. It doesn’t make one person better than the other. At the end of the day, you can have a difference in opinion and still respect one another. I feel like that’s what our country is about. That’s what our team is about." And finally, for those of you who may have missed game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors, here’s a brief recap, courtesy of Hall of Fame broadcaster, Mike Breen. Final 4:32 WILD ENDING Warriors vs Celtics - Game 4 NBA Finals

People in Transition
56. Susan Collins -Executive Coaching, Career Development Coaching, HR Consulting

People in Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 33:46


Susan Collins spent over 20 years in HR with a front-row seat, watching professionals search for their place in organizations. She believes that finding joy and purpose at work not only leads to a more successful career but also enhances everything else in life. She now supports leaders eager to clarify their goals, achieve their objectives, and unlock their potential. For additional information, go to Susan's website   https://www.thenetworkconcierge.com/. As a special bonus, she shares some of her secrets from her days of recruiting in this free download to help you manage recruiter perception based on your candidate profile: https://www.thenetworkconcierge.com/TopSecret In this episode, Susan covered many tips and techniques to make finding your next great job opportunity easier and maybe even fun.  Here are a few of her ideas: ·         Make sure you are clear on what you want in your next job before you start your search.·         The further you are in the interview process; the more information you should have researched about the company you are talking with.·         After your interview, it is a good idea to email the hiring manger every few weeks to follow-up; really a great idea if you can email with some article or something that ties back to your interview.·         Networking is the most important thing to do in your job search – everyone should start it now and not wait until it is needed.·         Remember, you are not in your transition alone – let people help you. Susan is bright, energetic, smart, and experienced at the entire recruiting cycle.  Make sure you share this episode with friends, they will thank you for caring enough to give them this gift.  Enjoy!

In The Money: Personal Economics, Information for the Everyday Investor, and A Weekly Market Analysis

Join John Williams and Dana Conners with guest Senator Susan Collins for this weeks Bottom Line!

The Big Unlock
Susan Lucas Collins: We are going to settle into a significant amount of our healthcare interactions being digital in the future

The Big Unlock

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 26:44


In this episode, Susan Collins, Global Head of Healthcare at Twilio, discusses how they are making a difference in the healthcare space through their platform using a combination of intelligent communication tools and real-time data on patients. Susan talks about how messaging tools can improve patient engagement and healthcare outcomes using behavioral economics such as […]

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 31, 2021, airing May 30, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 115:55


Memorial Day is a time for remembrance. Like, remember last Memorial Day? If you don't, we're about to remind you of it, by re-running last year's Memorial Day show, from May 31, 2021! Yahoo! Today (as was the case last year), David Waldman and Greg Dworkin call upon all Americans to remember, to reflect, and to thank those who have made tremendous sacrifices to keep our country safe and free... After that, have yourself a ball! Critics who planned to call Kamala Harris a professorial goody-two-shoes today were stunned by her disgusting display of unfit, unpatriotic, not passed-out-at-the-barbeque behavior.  The former guy sure wouldn't have behaved like that!  While we are commemorating and solemnly observing, let's not forget the 100th anniversary of the Black Wall Street race riot massacre, which is not the only Black Wall Street, nor deadly race riot of the period, by the way. Definitely not the last one.  Michael Flynn is a spy who wishes the US be overthrown. Donald Trump says Flynn is a patriot, therefore Republicans believe that that the US should be overthrown, or they are simply RINOs. Democrats will need to meet them halfway, or they aren't bipartisan. Also, any Democrats meeting halfway will find themselves very alone, and losers. Filibusters are an aberration that no one will miss. None of this is new. Hal Crowther isn't Nostradamus, just observant. Hispanics are liking Joe Biden more every day, as do most sane smart people. Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins aren't even pretending anymore. Benjamin Netanyahu has run out of friends and ideas. Speaking of bankrupt, HateWRKS in Nashville is fresh out of hats, with only a couple MAGA hats and white hoods left in stock. Covid isn't gone. If you are unvaccinated and don't wear a mask you will get it eventually. People stream in over our southern borders to get their shots — if they come over in a plane, they'll receive one.

Frangela: The Final Word
An Enemy Move - Ep 260

Frangela: The Final Word

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 33:29


Senate Republicans and Joe Manchin block abortion bill; Susan Collins upset about chalk message outside her home; fake Republican Georgia electors cooperating in probe of Trump's efforts to overturn 2020 election; overdose deaths set record in 2021; reemergence of unions. Frangela swag available at https://www.zazzle.com/store/frangela! Book a personalized video shout-out from Frangela at Cameo.com/frangeladuo. Do you want to hear more Idiots of the Week?? Become a Frangela patron at Patreon.com and get three exclusive Micro Idiot podcasts each week as our thank you for your support.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - May 12, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 115:55


Not to underestimate you, but David Waldman and Greg Dworkin probably deliver as much KITM as you can handle today. Russia continues to not win in Ukraine.  Some would say they are losing. Some, like the Institute for the Study of War. Some, like Ukrainian soldier on the ground in charge of blowing up stuff, Максим. Sanctions are turning Russia into a place Borat would be ashamed to work for. Russia is pulling electronics out of their washing machines in order to keep their military running. Russian soldiers will wish they had pulled the SIM cards from their phones when the Switchblades lock on them. Remember when Republicans openly loved Russia? If only public opinion mattered to abortion rights. Mitch McConnell is unlikely to dump the filibuster to ban abortion until the very second he can. Joe Manchin might be a Republican, but that doesn't mean he always votes on a party line… unless it's against abortion rights. Well, that Supreme Court leak investigation deescalated quickly. Susan Collins and Stephen King live in the same neighborhood, of course. One of their neighbors used chalk on the sidewalk, not for hopscotch or Valentine's hearts, but in order to deeply concern Susan Collins. Elon Musk is bored with Tesla. Soon, he will be bored with Twitter. A popular GQP wacko might out-Trump all Republicans in Pennsylvania. She might even win her Senate nomination before conceding her 2020 House loss. That is Trumpy. The important elections however are for secretaries of state, as they are the ones who will install future Trumps. The math wasn't going Donald Trump's way in 2020, so John Eastman had a plan to install his own math. Baked Alaska came up with the novel idea of pleading guilty with a side-plea of innocence for his involvement on the insurrection January 6. Too novel for the judge, apparently. The January 6 Committee subpoenaed Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs and Scott Perry, which is a good start.

The Bob Cesca Show
Hurricane Gun

The Bob Cesca Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 69:48


[Explicit Content] Breaking News about Matt Schlapp. Trump wondered if China was attacking us with hurricane guns. DOJ launched a grand jury investigation into Trump's document theft. The Republicans are screaming about infanticide again. Kayleigh McEnany on abortions the "tenth month." The lies about Ralph Northam's abortion remarks. Joe Machin and the Republicans vote against the Women's Health Protection Act. Susan Collins is terrified of chalk. Who's paying off public officials for Trump? Good news on the Don't Say Gay front. With Spicy Jody Hamilton and David TRex Ferguson, music by Richard Turgeon, Kori PZ, and more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Daily Zeitgeist
Drive-by Chalking, TikTok vs Union Busters 05.12.22

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 62:33


In episode 1246, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Lydia Popovich to discuss… Gen Z and the tech savvy are fighting back against union busting companies, Susan Collins' cowardice on full display, The Groomer Rhetoric Is Really Scary and more! Gen Z and the Tech Savvy Are Fighting Back Against Union Busting Companies Susan Collins' Cowardice On Full Display The Groomer Rhetoric Is Really Scary VISIT: https://www.lydiapopovich.com/ LISTEN: Soul II Stro by Stro Elliot See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.