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assault is real. it's unrelenting. and we're gonna challenge it vigorously. it's no longer just about who gets to vote, or making it easier for eligible voters to vote, it's about who gets to count the vote. who gets the count whether or not your vote counted at all. we are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the civil war. confederates back then never breached the capitol as insurrectionists did on january six. i'm not saying this to alarm you, i'm saying this because you should be alarmed. >> the president also made his most direct attack yet on the conspiracy theory hatched and promoted by his predecessor that the 2020 election was somehow rife with fraud. >> in 2020, democracy was put
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to a test. first by the pandemic, then by a desperate attempt to deny the reality and the results of the election. with recount after recount after recount, court case after court case, the 2020 election was the most scrutinized election ever in american history. in every case neither cause nor evidence was found to undermine the national achievement in administrate. the big lie is just that, a big lie. and america, if you lose, you accept the results, you follow the constitution, you try again. you don't call facts fake and then try to bring down the american experiment just because you're unhappy. it's not statesmanship. that's selfishness. >> the president's been under
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pressure from members under his own party to make a speech like this, but his rhetoric cannot overcome the reality that two democratic bills meant to expand the voting rights currently have no pass to get to his desk. and today's address gave no mention calling for an end to the filibuster, the rule calling for 60 senate votes to pass legislation. some democratic lawmakers have floated the idea of exempting just voting rights bills from filibusters. npr is reporting that vice president kamala harris -- just talk to senators about exceptions to the filibuster rule. harris also met today with democrats from texas who fled to washington in order to block a vote on a republican bill that would restrict voting back in their home state. the group is also pushing the senate to pass federal laws that will protect voting rights. >> they want to continue working with us and amplify our voices and ask us to amplify there's. maybe create the pressure.
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and the public demand for the senate to be able to pass both these laws and get them to the president's desk. >> the texas democrats also met this afternoon with senate majority leader schumer. tonight, senator joe manchin of west virginia, a staunch defender of the filibuster says that he will meet with the texas lawmakers on thursday. back in austin, republican members of the texas house voted to send law enforcement to track down and arrest their democratic colleagues now in the nation's capital. well, that may be very texas of them, it's also highly unlikely as long as they remain out of the state since texas law enforcement lacks jurisdiction in d.c.. meanwhile, members of the texas senate today voted to pass that same controversial elections bill that democrats have been trying to block. on another front, the house select committee investigating the one six insurrection is about a week away from its first hearing. house republican leader kevin mccarthy today said he's not
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yet decided who to name to the select committee and he has decided whether he would appoint any republicans at all. tonight, senate democrat says that they reached an agreement to try to move forward with a go it alone infrastructure package that's on top of the bipartisan deal. the cost of the proposal comes to 3.5 trillion dollars. because it would be part of a budget bill, it could become law with only democratic votes. as all of this unfolds, concerned about that rising number of covid cases is growing in our country. ap reporting tonight, the number of new cases per day has doubled over these past three weeks, fueled by the delta variant slowing vaccination rates and even fourth of july gatherings. white house has now enlisted singer and songwriter olivia rodrigo to urge younger americans to get vaccinated. she will meet with the president, doctor fauci tomorrow. today, doctor fauci spoke to concerns that the special use authorization for these
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vaccines might suggest somehow that they're safe and effective. >> these vaccines are highly effective. 99.5% of people who die of covid are unvaccinated. only 0.5% of those who die are vaccinated. even though we are still under an emergency use authorization. so even if we say it's still not fully approved, the data are about as good as it gets. i would be astounded if these vaccines, namely the mrna and the j&j didn't get full approval. >> with that, let's bring in our lead off guest on this tuesday evening. yamiche alcindor, a white house correspondent, moderator of washington we also on pbs. sam stein who is now a white house editor for politico. and michael bender, the author of a new book out this very
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day. it is called "frankly, we did win this elction". wait for the rest of the title, the inside story of how trump lost. thrilled to have the three of you. thank you very much and good evening. yamiche i'd like to begin with you and i'll refer to your judgment. a lot of folks thought that this perhaps was the toughest speech given in his still young presidency. those still, of course, no mention of that filibuster rule. no challenge to mention or to cinema. so the left was disappointed. how is it generally being received? >> well, i have to say this voting rights speech today was one of the most impassioned speeches we've seen from president biden throughout his presidency and perhaps throughout his career. you saw the president get angry. you saw the president get loud. you saw the president say peddlers of lies are trying to ruin the foundation of america and say -- have you no shame to republicans that heat things
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really are trying to assault democracy in america. that being said, you're right brian. the reaction to this speech is yes, these are strong words, the powerful words, we want to hear them, we want civil rights activists and others who want to see more action, they say we need actual changes here. republicans are moving with very quick and efficient ways to introduce hundreds of bills now. hundreds of bills to change the way that americans vote. i interviewed the president of the naacp whose president is offering to pay the bill of texas lawmakers if they're arrested and he told me it's good to hear the president, but what he wants to see is a change to the filibuster. he wants to see the biden administration take more action. he wants to see the president really, along with democrats, and especially democrats in the senate figure out a way to pass voting rights legislation because it and the blaze the piano number of organizations are going that litigation route, suing and trying to stop this in the courts.
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but as, you as i'm sure you've reported on this show, the supreme court has upheld some of these laws already especially the one in arizona. so the naacp in arizona want to see more action. though they say the speech was powerful and was important, it was needed. >> sam stein, what's yamiche just describe sounds less than a fair fight. one team is way out ahead, the other seemingly perpetually playing catch-up. and the real world what is the chance of some sort of carved out of the filibuster rules for voting rights legislation? >> well, it's not great. the same calculus that befuddled the white house on filibuster reform in general exists there which is not only biden opposing it but there aren't 50 senate democrats who supported either. now i will say there's a bit of momentum coming behind this
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specific i the on voting rights laws are election laws. we sought james clyburn, a house democrat very important endorsement of joe biden and the campaign tell our own colleague lauren lopez calling on biden to essentially endorse this. clyburn has -- but that being said, you've got to convince skeptical house democrats in the senate to embrace and indoors if you want to get to 50. they want to say, what where does this stop? you make the car for voting rights what's to say you make one for voting reform and then climate change and basically you don't have a senate rule. so the same general rules overall. >> and mr. bender to you, the president took on the big lie put forward by the former president. you're depictions of your discussions with trump are
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frankly worth the price of admission in this book alone. does he truly in his soul believe he won and how has the big lie, let's call it migrated overtime? >> yeah, i think that's a good question and one that even people around trump, those closest to him don't really know the answer to. i think one of the lines that struck me today from biden's speech, yamiche mentioned it. when biden wiped his finger and asked -- >> all right, we've lost michael bender. we're left with a copy of the book. we'll get him back. yamiche, over to you. is anyone in the administration, in the circle of reporting and sources that you have resigned to the fact that except for kind of long lead up lawsuits
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that you touched on, 2020 may be in danger because of voter restrictions that are moving faster than the democrats? >> well when i talk to white house sources they tell me that they're gonna just try their best to do all of the different avenues. they haven't given up on the idea that congress could pass something but they also are -- and they're very careful, the white house does not want to be involved in talking about the doj. but when you talk to people who are sort of white house adjacent, civil rights leaders and others who are kind of in the ear of president biden, they say the other option is to go the doj route and of course for him to nominate judges so that they can get out of court to try to stop some of this. but then again it goes back to the fact that the supreme court is already upheld some of these laws. so 2022 and 2024, the 2022 in particular, it was interesting to hear president biden mentioned that year and talk about the fact that there is an election around the corner. and democrats know and talking to them that it's a hard time winning, not because there's voter suppression.
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of course, it's a conversation we've been having for years but now there's a conversation about voter not look vacation. republicans are essentially giving legislatures the control to say if you don't like how they vote, or if you don't like how this counting votes, then you, the state legislature, which is inherently partisan, you can start nullifying peoples votes. that's what democrats are up against. and you feel in talking to sources, i feel and talking to sources that there is this real concern and really anxiety when it comes to the idea that republicans have figured out how to use their power. i mean you have senate minority leader mitch mcconnell almost acting like a senator majority leader in this way. you have republicans around the legislature is moving so quickly to pass these laws and democrats simply are just trying to keep up and they're having a really really hard time and i will just say, michael bender, i hope he comes back. but he was talking about this idea of, have you no shame? democrats are trying to really underscore this idea that republicans are trying to steal elections. that's their stance. of course for republicans disagree with that. but when you heard the president say that today, he was really trying to get at
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this idea, republicans even republicans who maybe disagree with him politically, are you going to let the very nature of politics, at the very nature of voting in this country, are you gonna give that up and pursuit of some political benefit. and is it worth that? >> indeed, yamiche, your colleague mr. bender has been located. michael, as you are saying, the question was about the depth of his sincere embrace of the big lie and how, if it all it has migrated. >> yeah, that's right. what biden is talking about questioning the shamelessness of congressional republicans. this book lays out methodically from start to finish about how shamelessness was the president political superpower here. and how the people around him, their biggest concern was not cast in the white house, but that he was so desperate to hold on to political power that he became violent and reckless
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and unhinged. the story in here that he wanted to shoot americans who were protesting put lease brutality. his own secretary of state, mike pompeo, thought trump might lean into a war in those final months in order to hold on to political power. so when trump is talking about, when he claims that voting rights distrust effectively a loaded term as a way to encourage fraud in the elections, a sizeable portion of the base, the republican base believes him. and republican elected officials, many of them don't believe him. but they think he's head on something here by using election fraud as a motivator for the party. >> sam stein let's talk about some of those elected officials and that would be mccarthy, we
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all heard him on national television say that the president was to blame for one six, do you think he will take this commission more seriously as the date approaches? >> no. i think what we've witnessed is a could tonic shift in the republican party from the day after january 6th to current day. when you heard foreign president trump speak over the weekend, he essentially whitewash what happened on january six and called the people who were engaged in the riot, good people. it showed you where the it is for the republican party. and that is that january six was a demonstration of trump-ism that should be celebrated. to be brutally frank about it, i think that the idea that kevin mccarthy is somehow going to suddenly turn around and say
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yes, i was being earnest an honest on the seventh when i blamed trump for this and you should stacked the commission with honest people, i can't possibly see that happening, if anything i could see him try to undermine the commissioned by making appointees to it who may throw some dirt in the system. let's keep one thing in my, he has an interesting and under reported upon conversation with trump that day that will be the focus of this commission. so he has some own interest that he has to protect as well. >> michael, the set pieces you wrote in the book are fascinating including but not limiting to the fact that you were left alone in the oval office for 30 minutes, the trouble you could have gotten into, the direction of our nation you could've singlehandedly changed had you not been trustworthy.
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this is about the day in lafayette park. this is about the head of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley, tough as nails boston in who you point out as a veteran and ivy league educated. you write milley had thought trump wanted to speak with the troupe as he had done earlier and only realized how wrong he'd been as he watched ivanka pull that anonymous bible out of her soft italian leather handbag. at the same time milley notice that the white house press corps was being brought up to the church to document the moment. what's the, blank, milley muttered as event coke walk towards her father with the bible, milley grabbed his aid and they backed away from the church. fill in the blanks, wet else can you add truly untethered day in our modern american history? >> everly is, i spent a lot of time in the book on that day and recreates as holy as i can what happened on that day. one of the things that this
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book lays out for the first time is general milley's involvement on that day, the role he played. he was fairly silent at the time about what happened, but going back in interviewing people who were in the room talking president several times about 2020 and what happened on a few these days, milley emerges as the person who repeatedly had to push back on trump to prevent some truly dangerous situations. it is just remarkable that it is mark milley, the top general, in the world's most powerful military that is the guardrail for the president who wants to become violent and aggressive with protesters and major american cities. one of the big impactful scenes of this book is before that, is
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when they're debating about whether to sense they troops, how americans trained to kill and take land, whether they should be sent into american cities to confront protesters. mark milley points to the portion of abraham lincoln in the oval office, and says that man, mister president had an insurrection, while we have is a protest. >> another great set piece as described in the book. our great thanks to our starting lineup tonight, yamiche alcindor, michael bender, whose book again frankly we did win this election the inside story of how trump lost is just out today and tonight, and sam stein, our thanks to the three of you for coming on. coming up for us. is it fair to bring democrats for not fighting hard enough to protect voting rights, to guess who know exactly what is at stake from both sides of the aisle. standing by to join us, but first, why is certain former
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president feels betrayed by a certain supreme court justice he selected. that is just for starters. michael wolf will be here at a look at a spiral that makes nixon's final days in office seem like of romantic comedy, all of it as the 11th hour is just now getting underway on this tuesday night. this tuesday night because flowers find a way to break through. just like we will. join the fight at
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not a close election. this was a landslide. we won this election in a landslide. >> if you keep saying it, does it eventually come true? it's a claim that he has hammered on before and after january the six. some shocking new details into the final days of the trump administration revealed the extent that these conspiracies consumed trump in his presidency, in his latest book called landslide, michael wolf writes quote, all daily briefings were canceled including national security briefings. all efforts to return his attention to pandemic issues, vaccine rollout, or critical intelligence failed. trump dwelled exclusively shutting all else on the steel, his hard 6 pm oval office quit schedule now often running late into the night with time for almost anybody who would feel his steel obsession. with us for more the aforementioned journalist and author, michael wolf. he happens to be the author of
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landslide, the final days of the trump white house, michael it's great to have you. coming off fire in fury, it is an interesting choice of a title and an interesting choice of a time period to report on. who was running our country which we enjoy calling the greatest on earth during this period? >> well, certainly donald trump was not running this country. all donald trump was concerned about was that this election had been stolen from him. he was singularly obsessed about this. this is an obsession that went -- this was the grand obsession. we forget about the big lie, which i mean, i think i would prefer to call it the big lunacy. he is the lunatic-in-chief. >> if you attach the polygraph
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to him, would indicate that he really, deep inside his soul and brain, think he won, that he could really perhaps overturn the results? >> i am absolutely convinced, and this is from talking to literally everyone in the white house in his campaign, in his family, and ultimately talking to trump himself, i am convinced that he believes this. singularly believes the thing that literally no one else believes, yes, he is delusional. >> your account of the west wing on one six is jaw-dropping, would i remember is your depiction of ivanka kind of walking from office to office through the west ring she was most recently site to hear that her kids got into private school in florida, where they were about to relocate.
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she at one point wanted to call the national guard, tell the good people watching one else was going on in the west wing, aside from action? >> very little that was going on in the west wing. it's really important to remember that there was almost nobody in the west wing, from november 3rd, election day on. what you have, and the key thing is that everybody in the white house, in the campaign, even in his family is trying to get away from him. get away from this ludicrous effort to argue that the campaign, that the election was stolen from him. and to get away from the effort, out of his mind effort that he
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could actually get this election back. everybody has gone. everybody has fled and so there are only a few people left in the white house. on january 6th, all of this is happening, and something that looks like an insurrection, and to be honest the white house, the president of the united states has very little idea of what's going on. >> michael, what should the people watching know about rudy giuliani, he of the very dark bombast and even darker dripping goo, the man he's become present day? >> first think that they should know is that he is drinking all of the time. if not constantly drunk, certainly buzzed throughout
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this period. probably throughout most of the trump administration. beyond that, or in addition to that, rudy giuliani, he is a desperate figure, and desperate he will do anything to be at the center of attention. if that involves saying anything that trump wants to hear, he will certainly do that as we've seen. again, everyone in the white house, in the campaign, in trump's family, they know that this is incredibly destructive to the trump white house many of them actually blame rudy even more than they blame the president, even though everybody blames the president for the catastrophe of the last four years. >> the book is landslide. michael, please stay with us while we fit in a break.
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the book is landslide. its author, michael wolff is our guest. and i'm gonna quote president trump as quoted in the book. this is about now justice brett
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kavanaugh of the u.s. supreme court. there were so many others that could have appointed and everyone wanted me to. where would he be without me? i was saved his life. he wouldn't even be in a law firm. who would've had him? nobody. totally disgraced. only i saved him. michael, for our viewers, please remind them why this ultimate of transactional presidents, this twice impeached former president was angry at one of the three justices he chose for the court, and why in this quote he kind of confirms everyone's worst fears that cabinet was perhaps temperamentally unsuited for the court and a disaster of a pick. >> you know, this is the ultimate quid pro quo for trump. he believed, so throughout the election challenge as they lost court case after court case after court case after court
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case, he believed that they would get to the supreme court and the supreme court would hand him the presidency. why? because he had put three members of the court on to the court, so therefore they owed him. and especially kavanaugh, who had had that incredibly tough fight. who had been accused of all manner of sexual abuse and the president had stood by him. therefore, because he stood by him, the president expected kavanaugh and the other justices that he had appointed to deliver him the presidency. now, this was, of course, in any reading of the supreme court and indeed of american history, ridiculous. but right up until the court decided against him, this is
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what he believed. and when they decided against him, well done of course they were disloyal and unworthy of his appointment. >> michael, final question. and it kind of intersects with inside the journalism beltway where you and i have resided for quite some time. did you learn anything in realtime -- [laughs] that came close to tempting you to raise your hand and tell the nation or the wider world? because the malfeasance you ran across was outrageous enough, big enough, impactful enough to even violate a hall of their confidentiality agreement. >> what i know is in this book and i would say i wrote this book in just about three months.
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so i rushed this book. i rushed through this book at first because i've had a bit of practice now writing books about trump, but also because i thought that this was incredibly important for people to know. for people to know that the president of the united states, and let me be very specific about this, the president of the united states is deranged. >> i know a closing quote when i hear one, and that was it. from the author, michael wolf, the author of this book landslide. the final days of the trump presidency. if you read "fire and fury" as i did, you'll be amazed that they chose to sit down again with michael wolff because as he explained it earlier tonight, the president said that that guy wolff gets ratings. good luck with the book. great having you with us. the president goes big on voting rights, but is it big enough considering the fight our country is now locked in?
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i'll be asking my republican friends in cities and counties to stand up for god sake and help prevent this concerted effort to undermine our election for the sacred right to vote. [applause] have you no shame? >> as we said, genuine passion from the president today. the associated press, however, pointing out, quote, despite his worrying words on tuesday, he avoided any mention of trying to alter the senate filibuster rule that stands in the path of federal legislation. for more, we are so happy to welcome back tonight juanita tolliver, veteran political strategist to causes. and one michael steele, former lieutenant governor of the great state of maryland and host of the michael steele podcast. so juanita, it is getting tough out there.
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my evidence, exhibit one. join me and listening to how our friend nicole wallace started her broadcast today. >> tragically and perhaps ironically, how he clinch the democratic nomination, president biden will now have the distinction of serving as president during one of the greatest rollbacks to access to the polls in recent american history. >> so, juanita, tough but fair. it gets worse, here is jeff green field talking about the democrats. they have a majority coalition, they control the white house, but the democrats are trapped in delusions of rewriting the rules why the gop figures out ways to bend them. and not to be outdone, steve schmidt today says that chuck schumer is not the leader. that these times demand. so how are democrats gonna deal with all of these pressures, juanita? >> look brian, democrats have to get it together. the clock is ticking for them to do that.
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and i definitely appreciate all this commentary, especially from the coal wallace because she hit the nail on the head by having historic turnout, especially from black and brown communities and stealing the 2020 election not only from biden but also for democrats in the senate. this is how they return the favor to those very voters who we know are being targeted by these voter suppression bills. and as i mentioned yesterday it was going to be disappointing if biden didn't lay out any expectations for how he's gonna get a for the people act and the john lewis voting rights across the finish line and that's what happened today. yes, he showed a lot of energy and enthusiasm and understanding the issues that are at stake with these voter suppression bills. not only for our elections, but also for our democracy at large. but for all our rhetoric, the failure to lay out an action plan shows that he's not fully committed to doing this in a public way, in a transparent
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way. and i want to emphasize publicly, because i'm still holding out all hope, brian, that he and vice president harris are working behind the scenes, just as hard as they worked on infrastructure to make sure that their caucus falls in line so that these two important pieces of legislation that texas state legislatures are calling for, that activists across the country are calling for, that they get to his desk and become law. because this garage of voter suppression attacks from republican-led state houses is not going to stop anytime soon. >> and michael, that is saying a lot about your republicans. there's no denying that this is now part of, if not their entire brand. did they continue to continue to go deep on voter suppression, having been called out? everyone is watching now. >> question for you brian, who is going to stop them? the republican party has not paid the price for anything.
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even losing the presidency in 2020, republicans look at that and said that wasn't about us, that was about trump. after all we picked up seats in the house and we had a tie in the senate. so, where are the consequences? there have been no consequences for the rollback of rights and the reordering of constitutional norms and principles of using the white house as a grift palace and using the rnc as an atm. there is no consequence for any of that. to your question about what happens going forward on voting rights? who is going to stop them? the democrats? because the democrats are pining over nuance and process and policy, as opposed to getting into the nitty-gritty of politics. the president, his problem is
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that he has, no political cover. he can go out and give a hard to moving expression of the national frustration of voting rights and the desire to do something, but where is the stick? who is going to help him levy the stick upside some republican heads in the senate, the house or anywhere else in the country they need to? that is what we did in 2010. we leveraged against our opponent. we turned their strength into a weakness. and here, you don't have that kind of thinking around the democratic organizers to give the president the political cover so that he can go out give the high minded speech, the country applaud him, meanwhile, someone is getting their knuckles cracks in the united states senate, mansion, cinema, to name a few.
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>> to our viewers note the passion, this is the stuff of 11:47 am, not pm, and were so appreciative of these guests, juanita i can give you all of 60 seconds for this follow-up, and you touched on this, a glancing blow on this topic. the voters of black and brown communities that the democrats are counting on, if all also fails, if lawsuits are in the federal courts for years to come there are still going to count on the core voters to get to the polls no matter what, and try to embarrass the republicans at their own game. >> but bryant, the reality still remains, you cannot out organized systematic voter suppression. it just doesn't work that way. and unless biden fight as hard as these voting communities, these voting blocks, blacks, latinos, indigenous, we're gonna be looking at hell come 2022 and saying what have you done? how did you solve this problem
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for us so that our voices are counted? >> we can thank our two guests enough tonight for bringing the passion and taking our questions, michael did ask his share during his answer, juanita tolliver, michael steele, two good friends of this broadcast, will do this again. coming up for us. why some businesses are changing the rules. getting high no longer stands in the way of getting jobs. way of getting jobs do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. call coventry direct to learn more. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. our
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enough to do senate democrats are sparking up another new topic there adding legalization of marijuana at the federal level to their already packed legislative agenda. it's still illegal in the eyes of federal law, and as we just saw it can get you booted from the olympic team in this day and age, even though most states in this country have either legalized or
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decriminalized to some extent. now businesses are catching up with the times. our report on that from nbc news correspondent jake award. >> he had a problem. the michigan base plant was suffering from a labor shortage, >> we were working a lot of overtime, because we don't have enough people to run the line. >> head of hr went to her boss with a radical idea. quit screening applicants for marijuana use. >> it's legal, people can use it, there are medical benefits, why penalize people that could be very good workers for their usage outside of work? >> as word got out the applications rolled in, the facility went from one application a week to six. >> it's important to note that the quality of the candidate hasn't decreased by any means, we're continuing to receive qualified candidates, it's been a positive change for us. >> this isn't someone off experiment, across the country,
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companies are doing away with marijuana screening to expand the pool of potential applicants. the nation's second largest employer, amazon, leading away. they stop screening last month. while 19 states have legalized recreational marijuana, each one has different laws regarding employee protections. in colorado in california, reed is illegal, but employees can still be fired for using it outside of work. back in michigan, plant manager 's priorities safety, he doesn't see weekend activity as a risk. does it make a difference to you whether someone enjoys a beer on their off time or enjoys marijuana in their off time? >> it doesn't. what they do on their own time, i really don't care. >> it's an attitude more employers are taking with competition fiercer than ever. jacob ward, nbc news, howell, michigan. >> and coming up tonight, late word from a spokeswoman for
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state of texas that will be arrested and brought to the texas capital and we will be conducting business. >> last thing before we go tonight, that was the trump or governor greg abbott staying on brand by vowing to arrest them renegade democrats, they left
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the state, not for cancun foot for washington, and they plan to stay away for a month to deprive the state house chamber of a quorum as their attempt to kill that voter oppression law. we heard from a spokeswoman, but we were suspicious about this because she looks so much like the comedian blair or skin, but here is the statement nonetheless. >> thank you so much for having us, if we could say one thing to the texas democrats right now, we will probably say, you guys are being sneaky. come back to texas. we're gonna arrest, we have work to do. like governor abbott always says, texas doesn't quit. and unless their lives or their daughters have requested a
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vacation in washington d.c., like they shouldn't be there. why are you all there? that's our view on it. our bill is pretty straightforward, all we want to do is and extended hours for early voting, and drinking water while voting, and we won two and voting. and so it's not complicated. where there is a will there is a way, and if you're name is will, there is gonna be a way for you to vote. were confused about what the concern is. governor abbott always says, why can't we do it the way they do it in other places? they really haven't figured out of here. >> winning the internet again tonight to take us off the air. that is our broadcast for this tuesday evening with our thanks for being we here with us, on behalf of all my colleagues of the networks of nbc news, goodnight.
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goodnight. tonight on all in. >> the big lie is just that, a big lie. >> the president outlines the greatest threat to democracy since the civil war. >> stand up, for god sake and help prevent this effort to undermine our election. the sacred right to vote. have you no shame? >> tonight, the biden speech, the rig system and the outcry for reform to fix it. then, texas democrats fleeing their state to protect voting rights meet with the vice president as the texas governor threatens arrests. >> as soon as they come back in the state of texas, they will be arrested. they will be cabinet inside the


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