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sent our representatives to washington, d.c. to represent us and to help us and hopefully we can get this passed before everybody goes home for holiday break. >> mayor, thank you for coming on. >> thank you for having me. >> and thank you all so much for being with us cade. i'm kate balduan. "inside politics" with john king starts now. hello and welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king in washington. busy news day for us of the right now a court battle over the insurrection. a judge deciding whether to give lawmakers access to call records, visitor logs, giga bytes of files former president trump wants to keep secret. plus the biden administration giving companies more time. it delays its vaccine mandate for large employers until january. adam kinzinger says he won't go quietly into political exile.
more reporting on the trump critic's future plans. up first though, house speaker nancy pelosi wants a vote on the biden social safety net, yes, tonight and then a vote on infrastructure tomorrow. this act quickly moved by the reaction to the voter rebuke of president biden and his party. spooky pelosi offering her take on the virginia loss and the near loss up in new jersey. >> any sign of progress is always good for the public when they understand what it is, and i think they understand infrastructure pretty well, so it would have been better if we had. it was not a good night. >> let's get straight to the white house and our senior white house correspondent mille mattingly. urgent talk and urgent tone does not guarantee actual votes. what do we know. >> reporter: in you listen to what the speaker saying it tracks with what white house officials are saying over the course of the last 24 hours, that while they won't take the blame for the loss in virginia and not necessarily attributable
to the legislation that the loss happened at all, certainly they feel like all the loss does is give them more of a reason than any to push forward and push forward as quickly as possible. us a not, our colleagues daniellea diaz and manu raju said speaker pelosi in a private meeting said they may have votes as soon as tonight on the $1.75 climate and economic bill and infrastructure bill as soon as tomorrow morning. the key issue there is do they have the votes? publicly the speaker said she would let people who the votes are going to be, but reality is nothing matters or moves forward until you have actually whipped the votes. one thing everyone is keeping an eye on is moderate members of the house and if you want a sense why, they may not be as public or as focused on but take a listen to what one of the moderate members of the senate said. >> we don't have the numbers that fdr had or that lyndon baynes johnson had in order to get some major, major legislation done. we don't have it a those. we can't go too far level. this is not a center left or a left country.
we are a center if anything, center right country and that's being shown and we ought to be able to recognize that. they are just pushing left. people pushing for the left and that's not joe biden. >> the interesting element with that last peeves sound from senator manchin is the president's appropriate safe. the president is the one who put a $3.5 trillion on the table. he proposed it actually during his campaign. progressives have made that campaign repeatedly but while senator manchin and house moderates aren't monolithic, they have different problems and issues, the reality is house democrats work urgently to count the votes as there are a myriad of issues to wrap, whether it's on immigration or making the tax policy piece of this actually work, but other is just knowing the exact score. they have a joint committee on taxation score. no cbo score for at least a week. can leaders rectify that in some way and get the vote going forward? that's the big question for the next several hours. john. >> for the next several hours, again, i would say, phil mattingly. appreciate kicking it off live.
with me is jackie kucinich of the daily beast and politicoees laura lopez and seung min kim. do democrats realize that is part of what the voters don't liking? >> i'm calm, we're going to be fish. we're going to do things and get things done for you in a non-chaotic trump more and maybe we'll get vote, maybe we won't vote. we're in meetings, we'll talk. >> democrats are aware of the fact that the sausage-making, back and forth and inability to come to a consensus right now whether it's in the house or senate is not helping them -- it's not helping biden were his approval rating and getting some done he can go to the public and get something done for the democrats. they are aware of that, but they will also say that they don't think that the sausage-making, you know, dilemma and problem is what hurt mcauliffe in virginia, that ultimately that it was the
economy. it was the impact of biden's low approval rate which there are a lot of factors that have contributed to, that not just the inability to pass this package, but it was also the fact that democrats didn't particularly have a response on parents' concerns about covid restrictions in their schooling and also the attacks by republicans on critical race theory which isn't technically taught in virginia schools. >> isn't technically taught. the speaker didn't want to say much. not sure about what's going to happen, if you're doing things and getting things done it always looks better than not getting things done. phil tossed to joe manchin at the top of the program. he's been the key, the curse many house progressives have said but he's been the key that house progressives don't want to vote for something only to see it get torpedoed in the senate because they don't want that on the record in a campaign. let's listen more to senator manchin. he's starting to think we can
negotiate more. tell me if you agree. >> paid family leave. >> okay. >> the democrats in the house are putting it back in the bill. does that change your view on it at all? >> john, i don't think it belongs in the bill. i would like to expand to everything that you've talked about, it would be wonderful. let's get our finances in order, john. that's all. you go out and buy everything you see and want even if you can't afford it and you say i'll worry about the debt later, i don't think so. >> he says the message from virginia and new jersey is that voters want the democrats to move back to the center and he thinks the package should be even shrunk some more and yet speaker please wants to bring a vote to the floor tonight. will she do that without knowing if joe manchin finally ready to pour some cement. >> if you had asked us that question maybe a couple of weeks ago we would have said no because her strategy was very clear. they were going to effectively quote pre-conference things with the senate so her moderate members did not have to vote on
provisions that the senate was eventually going to take out, for example, on immigration, but that strategy really has changed over the last, you know, several days when democrats in the house are realizing they just need to get it out there, get to the vote and then put the pressure on the senate to make their own revisions and just understand one thing about joe manchin here and why he's take the attitude that he is in television interviews and what not is that he doesn't need to reconciliation package. >> right. >> he is fine without t.obviously a reconciliation package can get done some of his priorities that he wants but it's the rest party that is desperate for this legislation and that's why he holds so much learning here. >> he does hold leverage but one of the things that frustrates many in the party is he's so public about it. he's part of the party. the family had a problem. the family just lost a blue state governor's race that president biden won by ten points and the democrats almost
lost a governorship where the president lost 16 points. p republicans came out of the woodwork. that's good for republicans and not in democrats if you're in a competitive race and, again, republican inroads in the suburbs and republican flips in the center part of the state. getting something done has to be part of the democratic answer, doesn't? >> and that seems to be what your hearing nancy pelosi say but even joe biden said that he doesn't know getting things pass would have saved terry mcall any of virginia. he was pretty clear about that yesterday, but i think when you put them both together, i don't know if it would have saved them, but it also wouldn't have hurt particularly if you're looking at the surface infrastructure bill that there is agreement on. it's just being held up for leverage by one group or the other and that -- i think the pressure particularly on that is going to -- to get that through. it's going to increase on
democrats in the house. >> and also, you know, pollsters that i were talking to today, whether they are republican anti-trust pollsters or democratic pollsters say that democrats need to start being able to sell what biden's agenda is, and they can only really start doing that as soon as things pass. they think that it would have an impact if biden were going out on the road more to be able to fully explain what's in the infrastructure package and what's in this second families and jobs package, but to do that it has to be completed and done, and everything agreed upon. >> right. >> and so the president can't do that yet. other democrats can't do that yet, but another thing that they took away from virginia was the fact that democrats turned out in big numbers in virginia and yet that still wasn't enough so they have to focus on trying to persuade the other voters with their agenda. >> yes, they do. >> they have a lot of work to do. the after the segue, coming up for us, the election autopsy.
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the autopsy is already under way and the findings are critical as democrats try to avoid a 202 mid-term route. what do you mean by that? even throw governor murphy won are the republican made key inroads in the suburbs which has been key for the democrats throughout the trump age in politics. see the red, those are blue collar voters. go back to murphy in 2017 when he first would. he won those counties, they
flipped. joe biden won those counties easily. they flipped. democrats have a problem but in the suburbs. they lost a lot of blue collar workers and now down to the commonwealth of virginia. that one goes from blue to red. let's come forward to 2021. a new republican governor. he just met with the democrats to discuss the transition. what do democrats have to worry about? number one, republicans are energized, they came out of the wouldwork. glenn young kin outperforming donald trump in rural conservative virginia and in the northern virginia suburbs they are still blue but republican candidate narrowed the margins, that's what you have to do in competitive elections and down here in southeast virginia, glenn youngkin flipped two countries and one south of richmond that biden won handley and the last governor won handley and mark warner said one problem in the campaign is democrat sounded too liberal. >> you can't win in virginia if you only appeal to very liberal
workers. that can work in other states but not here in virginia. we will take back the lessons from virginia that we need to govern in a pragmatic way and give this president the wins that i think the american people will win by as well. >> with me to share their insight and their expertise two democrats with a lot of experiment, a principal at the democratic polling pgao and paul begala, democratic strategist and political commentator. the north star of american politics especially in mid-term elections and that's the president. united states at this moment has a 42% approval rate. if the democratic president is at 42%, the democratic party is in trouble. that is just a fact. the question is what to do about it, and you see, tell me if you think i'm wrong, i see one of the issues is a disconnect from what the president says and what voters see. the afghanistan withdrawal will be smooth and orderly. it was not. would you agree or not that
would be orderly but it was not and inflation would be fleeting but it is not. is that a problem and how does the president fix it that he seems disconnected from the realities of a lot of voters' live? >> i don't know if he seems disconnected. we would need to meet voters are in terms of what they are experiencing whether it's inflation or something else and getting something done, an aspiration to work together which is something we should be holding republicans together for being obstructionist for seemingly have no plan other than on trucks and doing nothing. it's not just about describing what people are feeling, it's also coming together and saying what are we going to do to heal the country, work together, show that government can do important things, the things that really helped the president have very strong numbers in the beginning of his term. >> you have lived through this, kline clip. you were in the clinton white house and the first mid-term election, wham, newt gingrich becomes speaker, obama was president, wiped out.
nancy pelosi became speaker. this is not unique to joe biden that the party in power has trouble out of the box. the suburbs were gold during the trump age. i think democrats should be more worried about the blue collar counties in southern new jersey that flipped. what is wrong? where is the disconnect that joe biden won them so easily one year ago, paul? >> right. the first thing is do we have a problem? right. there are still democrats in the denialist. no, it's not heartburn. it's a heart attack and they better take it very bloody seriously. voters picked joe biden and to an extent the rest democrats because they wanted progress, getting things done and unity. what have we seen from capitol hill? you cover it every single day. we see stalemate and division, right, and so it's been a perfect storm. the left on the hill tells voters we're not delivering for you. we're not getting your child
care. okay. the moderates, we just saw joe manchin do it. the moderates are saying we're too liberal so the liberals are depressing the democratic base and the moderates are alienating the swing and the republicans then sweep into that with this divisive critical race theory, cultural racial dog whistles. that's a more effective strategy when the democrats aren't delivering on middle class economics so the democrats can do a lot to change this and they by god better. >> you mentioned the dog whistles and a challenge of how you deal with it. when you talk about critical race theory and it's not taught in virginia schools. that's a dog whittle to somebody who lived in an affluent community and are worried about it but when you look at the exit poll, you look at issues in virginia, economy and jobs and education. part of the covid frustration is the democrats' problem and as the voyeurs has tame that had number is different next year or that number works to democrat's
advantage. the education issue, traditionally a democratic issue. one of the challenges is some democrats, forgive me, my language, get elitist about this and they say horseshit. it's not taught in virginia schools, forgot it. it doesn't work. but it does work. what's the answer? how do democrats talk about this and take it on? >> first of all, when people say education, it doesn't mean necessarily that everyone is thinking about critical race they're. there are lots of things happening. you've had schools particularly in parts of virginia closed and shut down for a long time so there's a lot happening with covid, et cetera, so i would not just say anybody who says they are concerned about education that their one again is what is preventing their child from reading "beloved" in her senior year. at the same time i want to note that this discussion about crt was not effective for republicans on the right all over the country. you had school board races in ohio, you know, that did not flip. you had huge investment in a
recall effort in wisconsin and that did not flip. >> did it only work in virginia because terry mcauliffe said in a debate i'm not going to listen to parents. >> i think there's a lot to unpack. it's not just one issue. how do we talk about it? you say, first of all, have you to acknowledge this is not being taught in public schools. at the same time we should be teaching complete honest history to our students and this should not be something that politicians are using as a political football and that way you are recognizing that people are hearing something and you're addressing it, but you're also noting, like, look, what is the issue here in the issue is we should be teaching actual history, not what politicians want. >> again, i want to circle back to the president since he's the north star of this. abigail spanberger quoted in the "new york times" in a fascinating piece saying nobody elected him to be fdr but to be normal and stop the chaos. i'm not criticizing, presidents
when you get repudiated in the elections, do you double down or do i tack and do something different? >> bill clinton did a lot of things different, school uniforms, to try to prove to people i'm doing little things that won't change everyone but it will help your life today. might joe biden do that? >> yes, listen to mark warner. this -- this -- this elitism. it's not so much left or right as it's up/down. you're from dorchester, i'm from sugarland, texas, people where we come from don't much like it if somebody tells us i'm better than you. by the way, my case they always, are but so what. we don't like that, and it makes voters -- they hear this, this cultural and educational elitism from the democrats and they react to it. like for me, i think what democrats ought to say about critical race theory. it's not taught in our schools but i don't have a critical race theory. yeah critical jobs theory. i'm going to pass an infrastructure bill that will
put you back to work. they are going to divide you on race and i'm going to unite you on work. why don't democrats do that? >> the reset now to the mid terms now. if you start today it looks bleak but a year is a very long time. we'll continue the conversation. i'll try to keep my language a little more tame. >> for horrific, another horrific covid milestone and brand-new details, the federal covid vaccine will take place in january and it will impact millions of american workers. it's walmart's black friday deals for days. get $87 chromebooks and score other huge deals this friday in-store.
the white house rolled out new details of its covid vaccine mandate plan, and one is a concession to the business community. biden plan calls for federal contractors, employees of large companies and some health care workers to be fully vaccinated by january 4th. initial drafts of the mandate set december 1th as the deadline for contractors but many employers have voiced concerns that the early december date could disrupt supply lines and the president trying to tamp down insisting there's been no massive firings due to vaccine mandates and experts are testifying before congress and they are facing more pushback on this mandate question. >> it's a hard sell to tell people to have covid that they are now under a mandate, mandate by the federal government to be
vaccinated. >> dr. marazzo joinches us, professor of infectious details at the university of birmingham. the politicians get involved. senator burr's point was a lot of americans have had covid and they don't need a to be mandated to get a vaccine. scientifically does that make sense or if there's a mandate no exceptions? >> yeah. i wish it was as easy to call everything black and white in this pandemic, right? that's been the problem all along, john. the key issue is that immunity is really complicated, and if we really understood immunity to coronaviruses we would not have the common cold, so let me just say a couple of things about immunity from previous infection versus the immunity you get from the vaccine. there's no question that most people will generate a good immune response to natural infection, and it probably protects you for several months. that's why we don't see people getting covid six weeks after
their first infection. the question is how long that lasts and what does it really look like in everybody? it's probably not the same in everybody? it's probably not as robust and it probably doesn't last as long in everybody. the vaccines in contrast we know very well what kind of immunity you get, so there's no question that combined they are probably fantastic, but with the vaccine you're going to really do well for at least six months. >> let me ask you in the context, waiting for that mandate to kick in, see a lot of that happening in the private marketplace. much as i prefer to listen to a doctor and scientist than a politician and we should listen to them over journalist as well but when i look at case, the case count right now in the united states, and you look, yes, we're way down from where we were in august and september, come down from 107,000 a month ago and 72,000 new infections is the average right now if you look at, that look at the very end it's starting to trickle up a little bit or it's plateaued
and then you look at hospitalizations, yes, we're well down. nice to come down a slope but in recent days it's another flat line of plateau. having lived through the previous plateau and up in the wintertime and it's different because vaccines are widely available, are you worried we're not consistently coming down that we've consistently flattened out. >> of course i'm worried. worried for a couple of reasons, one is that it's winter and we know that the transmission of respiratory viruses happen better in winter and why we get colds and why the news happen in winter and the other is the variable rates of immunizations so there are some places where you can feel a lot more comfortable being indoors with people, being at thanksgiving with people if you know that they are all immunized, and then the other thing is that kids remain unvaccinated. very good news yesterday about vaccinating kids, and i think a very strong hope that if we can get that group substantially immunized we may be able to interrupt the chain of
transmission, but we are not there yet, and you're right we have been there before. we don't know what's coming. we don't know whether there's going to be another mutation, and we really need to take advantage of this pause, right, between surges to try to get back on our feet and be as prepared as we can in case there is another one. >> well, to that point let me circle back. you mentioned children getting vaccinated. i'm getting an appointment for my 10-year-old as soon as i can. the question is the broader population and why the administration says we don't want to do this, have to do mandates because just the initial vaccinations in the united states, 190,000 americans initial agent their vaccination on wednesday and if you seat numbers down here, they are pretty low and modest and still a large slice of americans that haven't been vaccinated. that's why the administration says we have no choice because we need to get that other slice of america vaccinated a. scientifically does that make sense? i know it gets politically crazy. >> scientifically it makes fantastic sense. outbreaks now are directly related to refusal to get
vaccinated. the late efforts things that we're seeing in places like in italy, a hot spot of vaccine protests, there's now a substantial outbreak there related to that very protest. we're also seeing it, and we know this throughout the united states, can directly oppose the rates of vaccination with reductions in hospitalization and cases, so from a scientific standpoint it makes sense from. a political standpoint question is is it just contributing to the divisiveness and trying to really split people again against having -- of being told what to do and that's the really big challenge. we should be messaging the necessity and all the positive aspects about immunization. >> the politics part is we've all been through the last 18 months or so gets kind of dicy and at times confusing. grateful to the important insights from the medical community. appreciate it. >> thanks, john. a high-stakes federal court hearing under way on donald trump's efforts to block the
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the records requested include all kinds of potentially revealing materials, including white house visitor logs, phone records, handwritten memos from top trump aides and the president's then detailed daily schedule. mr. trump's lawyers are trying to keep those papers secret, hidden, on the basis they say of executive privilege. house investigators say a former president has no such right. both parties before a federal judge right now as is the biden justice department. our panel is back with us. also joining us cnn legal analyst carrie cordarro. the privilege lies with the current president and the current president says he's not lying t."the washington post" has fascinating reporting in recent days but one of the wrinkles they add to this privilege argument is trump campaign payments for command centers at d.c. hotels could undermine executive privilege campaigns, that they were using money to help pay for some of the activists in washington planning. does that -- even if you could make an argument he was
president at the time, does that add politics and say see you later, bye. >> look. this case is fundamentally about whether congress can do its job. it's whether congress can get access to this information so that they can conduct their investigation which is a critical investigation into the elengths of january 6th. the former president is making his arguments in court so in some ways he does have a venue to be able to try to claim the executive privilege, but it is the current president who has the authority to be able to assert that privilege definitively, so what the -- what the trump team is going to have trouble doing is arguing that the information that congress is trying to obtain is credible executive authority documentation, in other words, all of the things that pertain to january 6th are not a law full exercise of the then president's business. he wasn't doing presidential
actions on january 6th and the events surrounding it. >> we await this very important ruling and it's fascinating. the judge started off by being highly skeptical saying stop when they were saying congress has no right to it. that's congress' house. that was the building that was attacked. if the congress has a right to investigate anything it's january 6th and the insurrection and since then they are asking house democrats you're asking for the kitchen sink, it's overly broad and it's burdensome so the judge is walking to the issues to get to a point. here are the documents the president is trying to keep secret. 700 pages from top advisers, white house visitor logs, daily schedule, phone records and handwritten memos and essentially the committee is trying to put together a history of what happened on january 6th but importantly before january 6th, and that is how you detail what did trump know on january 4th, 5th and then what did he do on the 6th? >> what strikes me -- the lawyers are use the exact same playbook that the former president used to try to protect
his business records, his tax returns even down to the legitimate legislative purpose which we're hearing in this case and we heard that when they were trying to shik loose -- issue subpoenas to capital one and deutsche bank. in that case it was unpersuasive. we'll see what happens with this judge. it's very much the same legal strategy we've seen in the past but we're talking about documents that are public records. i know there's executive privilege, it's more complicated than that, but things like white house visitor logs, that's something that a lot of presidents have willingly released and the fact that they are trying to keep even something like that secret, it -- it -- you have to ask why. >> you mentioned the parallel to previous trump efforts to block transparency. another one is this is from the legal files. members of the committee have already decided that the former president is responsible no matter what the evidence says, recycling witch hunt. essentially what they have
already said is essentially trump's positionsy can do no wrong and anybody trying to investigate me is therefore politically motivated. >> right, and all of these documents he doesn't have to turn them over, but it is these documents pertain to government business, and some of these documents are typically just handed over willfully and made public by past and present administrations when trump hasn't. what's interesting also about what you brought up, john, in terms of the judge asking questions about why are you asking for such broad documentation that goes all the way back to april 2020, and what they said is because they think that trump's efforts and those surrounding trump were trying to subvert the election all the way, you know, to a year prior to january 6th. >> to that point, from a legal perspective, brad raffensperger, the secretary of state of georgia says his lawyers have been contacted by the committee so they want to focus on january 6th, the main thing that day,
but to the point about -- if you were building an investigation as a lawyer, building your investigation, what would his value be? obviously he took the phone call from trump saying i need you to find me some votes. >> he was subject to the intense political pressure from the president and he has information to provide that indicates that the president really was trying to undo the rightful outcome of the election so bad rafns pittsburghy is an important fact witness who can talk about the actual efforts that the president was engaged in, but also this point about the court looking at the specific types of categories of documents, that's actually temp with the way executive privilege normally is negotiateled. it's normally a negotiation over particular documents or categories of documents, so with the courts as a body of government normally wanting the executive branch and the congressional branch to do is they want them to come to some kind of compromise. >> a reasonable process to negotiate a roenl settlement. it would be nice if washington could figure that out. it's been a long time since it
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the political future of a big-time trump critic. adam kinzinger, the illinois republican congressman who announced his retirement tells cnn's melanie zan ho na he's definitely not ruling out a white house run in 2024 and is also mulling a race sooner, maybe a run for governor or senate saying he'll, quote, probably make a decision by january. our capitol hill reporter is with us now. fascinating in the sense that he has been a trump critic. he's one of the two republicans on the investigative committee statewide in illinois would be a dicy prospect but he's trying, i don't want to be snarky about this, but he's trying to find a place in a party that really doesn't want him. >> he is and the reason he's retiring from the house is redistricting and with the new district lines it would be impossible to run and his district was getting gutted and there's a question of whether there's room for someone like adam kinzinger in today's gop, a senate run or white house bid would be an uphill climb because first he has to win in a primary
and you have to win over the trump voters and the base is still very much beholden to trump and in a general election you have to win statewide in a blue state like illinois. that's difficult, not impossible to have statewide candidates that have won but kinzinger is very conservative. people forgot. it would be hard to win, so i think his options are pretty limited but he does want to stay in the political arena. >> one of the ten on the screen, one of the ten republicans who voted to impeachment trump and also on the january 6th insurrection committee. this is a little interesting piece here. this is the house future speaker perhaps kevin mccarthy. after the elections talking we're the big tent party. >> i believe the party is a big tent and everybody is welcome. don't be pushed to do something you don't believe in because the policies are wrong. you've been reluctant right now, but join with us. our party is open to have other people join us. >> let's pop the tent back up
there. let me translate. our party is open as long as you do not challenge donald j. trump and say he's lying when he says he won the election. the two on the left kinzinger and gonzales not running for re-election. the question for kinzinger, with new jersey and virginia just proved to us 2022 could be a fascinating political climate, might be good for republicans, not just good. does he want to be in politics or do you run in 2024 where there will be trump himself or pro--like candidates in there? do you run to make a statement? that's the choice. >> right, right, and i think there are takeaways for republicans in new jersey and virginia. that's if you're a republican who wants to win statewide in a relatively liberal state, you have to learn at least how to tolerate trump, and that's what glenn youngkin did successfully. didn't alienate the former president or his base of supporters. no one can say adam kinzinger has not alienated the former
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topping our political radar today, president biden making a round of post-election congratulatory phone calls. the president reached out to the new york city mayor-elect eric adams, new jersey governor phil murphy and congresswoman-elect chantal brown and called terry mcauliffe and thanked him for a hard fought campaign. . a republican truck driver is on the verge of unseating a high ranking democrat. after appearing to defeat a democratic socialist for fifth term as buffalo mayor the brown says the voters provided a huge rebuke of her policies. >> i think it clearly is a rebuke of defund police. it is a rebuke of socialism.
the people fought back and we won. >> meghan markle personally lobbying republican senators to pitch them on supporting paid family and medical leave. appreciate your time on "inside politics." we'll see you back here tomorrow. ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. have a good day. hello and thanks for being with me, i'm ana cabrera in new york. on cap pill a major shift in strategy and timing as they try to make the deadlock on president biden's agenda. house speaker nancy pelosi wants a vote tonight on the big back better build and then a vote tomorrow on the smaller infrastructure bill and that is after she announce