Battling Bill Barr, Tech Giants, Second Coronavirus Bailout, Biden’s VP Pick
Written by kslmadmin on July 31, 2020
The McLaughlin Group — July 31, 2020
guest panelist this week is Dave Marcus of the Federalist
Issue one: Battling Bill
House Judiciary Democrats on Tuesday grilled Attorney General Bill Barr, while Barr defended President Trump’s decision to send federal law enforcement officers into various cities. The panel discusses the showdown in the context of partisanship that now defines our political landscape.
Issue two: Tech Reform
Executives from tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified to Congress this week, arguing that these companies are good for consumers, workers, and the nation. Democrats say they may have become too big and stifle innovation, while Republicans believe they have anti-conservative bias.
Issue three: Coronavirus Bailout Part Deux
Democrats and Republicans are negotiating over a second pandemic stimulus bill. Democrats want $3.4 trillion, while Republicans say new spending should be capped at one third of that amount. How does this play out toward the election?
Issue four: Biden’s VP Decision
Joe Biden says he’ll announce his Vice Presidential running mate next week, with Kamala Harris at the top of the speculation ticket. As Team Biden considers their strong position in the polls, they also fear giving the president any new ammunition to use with independent voters.
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