Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday's show: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

Guest:  Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......a meeting between President Trump and the leader of North Korea is in the works........a good jobs report specially for Hispanics and African what happened in Texas on primary election day?.......a big election coming up in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.........Syria in total turmoil....and other stories......

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Sunday's video: Inside the numbers in Texas

Some good numbers for Hispanics and President Trump

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We were happy to see a good jobs report on Friday, from 313,000 new jobs to the labor force participation rate climbing back to the 63%.
I was really pleased with the black and Hispanic unemployment rates.  According to news reports, “[a]t 4.9 percent in February, Hispanic unemployment is just a tenth of a percentage point above the historic low.”
Remember the Zogby poll that showed Hispanic support for Trump at 39%.  It makes sense to me that Hispanic support for President Trump would be closely related to job growth.
We remind you that this is one poll, and we need to see a trend.  Nevertheless, 39% is a good number, and remember that Hispanics do more than just talk about immigration.  The media may not believe it, but Hispanics are interested in jobs and other quality-of-life issues.
Looking ahead to 2020, President Trump around 40% with Hispanics means he could carry New Mexico and Nevada, as President Bush did in 2004.  We remember that President Bush won between 40 and 45%, depending on what study you want to believe. 
So are we seeing Hispanics react to economic growth the way that everyone else does?  My answer is yes, or at least that’s what I am hearing as I go around and talk to businessmen and workers.
Maybe “la economía” does it for President Trump.
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The Texas 2018 primary vote

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Here are some primary vote numbers, according to Michael Barone:  
GOP 1,543,574 Democrat 1,037,775GOP captured 60 percent of the two-party vote.  
Another number:  Abbott got 59% or  2.97 million votes in 2014.   My point is that there are a lot more GOP votes in reserve for November.

Big issue:  If Democrats nominate Valdez, it will be a referendum on sanctuary cities.      Not a winning issue for Democrats in Texas!  We do not live in San Francisco!

We discussed all of this with George Rodriguez:

An election in Cuba?

Friday March 9: North Korea talks, a good jobs report, tariffs & other issues

Thursday Mar 8: AG Sessions and California, Texas primary and Reagan "evil empire" speech 1983

Wednesday March 7: A look at the 2018 Texas primary vote results with George Rodriguez

Tuesday March 6: Korea talks, US reduces Embassy staff in Cuba & other stories

Monday March 5: The rule of law and Oakland, the Oscars & PM Churchill 1946

Sunday's video: Inside the numbers in Texas

Saturday's video: The jobs report and Hispanics

Friday's video: North Korea talks

Thursday's video: AG Sessions vs California

Wednesday's video: A word about the Texas primary

Tuesday's video: North Korea and Cuba in the news

Monday's video: Another bad night for Hollywood

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