• Congressional Leadership: Crash Course Government and Politics #8
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    Congressional Leadership: Crash Course Government and Politics #8

    Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re going to examine the leadership structure of Congress! I know, pretty exciting stuff! Now calm down, let me explain. [Theme Music] Are you ready to talk about Congressional leadership? You better be. So, the Congressional leadership are the Congresspersons with titles like Majority Leader and Minority Whip, and they have a lot to do with political parties, so we’re going to talk about what the political parties do in Congress as well. Even if you don’t follow politics, you probably have heard of the name and titles, if not the functions, of the various leaders. I’m…

  • Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7
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    Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

    Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to get down and dirty wallowing in the mud that is Congress. Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair, but the workings of Congress are kind of arcane or byzantine or maybe let’s just say extremely complex and confusing, like me, or Game of Thrones without the nudity. Some of the nudity, maybe. However, Congress is the most important branch, so it would probably behoove most Americans to know how it works. I’m going to try to explain. Be prepared to be behooved. [Theme Music] Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are divided up…

  • Senator Manar explains insulin legislation for upcoming Veto session
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    Senator Manar explains insulin legislation for upcoming Veto session

    The bill was introduced last May following Colorado’s action in the state Senate in the state Senate we’ve been trying to sit down with proponents certainly but also opponents to hear their side of this story that we just heard from people today. We’ve taken the message to Peoria, we’ve taken the message to Springfield we’re here in Alton today and we’re gonna continue to make available to everyone the names and faces of individuals that are being negatively impacted by what can only be described as greed. Profits over people, that’s what’s happening here with insulin costs. So our hope in the coming veto session which is the end…

  • Caller: Nevada Constitution says Feds Own Land
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    Caller: Nevada Constitution says Feds Own Land

    Vicky in Tucson Arizona list and serious a bikie what’s up free Tom arm I with all due respect sheriff mack: I i think I’m can refute his claim and the claim over the rancher that Nevada father and the government should know nor does not on on 92 percent ourselves in a bottle and I I the nevada state constitution which was a adopted in 1864 ironically the people inhabiting said territory do agree and declare that they forever disclaim alright entitle to the unappropriated public lands lying within said territory and that the same shall be and remain at the whole entire disposition as the United States wow…

  • #PingSays: On President Duterte’s health, HOR amendments to the Constitution | Oct. 10, 2018
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    #PingSays: On President Duterte’s health, HOR amendments to the Constitution | Oct. 10, 2018

    Q: On House’s latest Chacha bid: “It doesn’t change anything. Kasi kung con-ass, the Senate maintains the position na they will have to deal with the Senate… … And it’s not as simple as transmitting their joint resolution to the Senate. As of now, ang parliamentary status is nasa committee. And hindi namin mapwersa ang chairman ng committee na i-report out yan sa floor. So it remains that way. … We are unanimous on this position. At the same time, nag-cross na ng party lines yan. Whatever bait ang kanilang i-dangle walang magba-bite noon. Q: On House dangling a provision that the Senate President will be next in the line…

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    Bill C-69: the worst piece of legislation passed in decades

    Bill C-69 has been a disaster from the minute Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts introduced it. Butts is long gone but the nasty influence of this bill continues. Now it’s become law, the worst piece of legislation passed by Parliament in decades. This is a bill that’s going to drive wedges across this country that will rival or exceed Pierre Trudeau’s arrogant treatment of the Western Canadian energy sector. Some of us felt this bill was unsalvageable from the beginning, but a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into trying to make it remotely useful. Senators of all stripes actually worked together to amend it to…

  • What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg
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    What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg

    Hey, congratulations! You’ve just won the lottery, only the prize isn’t cash or a luxury cruise. It’s a position in your country’s national legislature. And you aren’t the only lucky winner. All of your fellow lawmakers were chosen in the same way. This might strike you as a strange way to run a government, let alone a democracy. Elections are the epitome of democracy, right? Well, the ancient Athenians who coined the word had another view. In fact, elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy, with most offices filled by random lottery from a pool of citizen volunteers. Unlike the representative democracies common today, where voters elect leaders…