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Report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
"With New public details about those behind the death of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi. Now it implies Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. It also comes as President Biden plans his first call to Saudi Arabia, King Salman Former national security adviser John Bolton told Bloomberg News. On top of the killing of two Sugi dynamics in the Middle East have changed. Well. Last night. Axios reported that Biden plans to call the king today that coming before the release the head of the oven intelligence report about the murder of the journalist remark, a show G. What do you know about this report? I don't. I don't. I don't know exactly what report it is And if it's Related anything that I saw when I was in the government. I won't talk about it. But I will say this. This is this is ah, moment of truth. I think for buying if if he wants to have a fundamentally different relationship with Saudi Arabia, I think it's a reflection that he thinks he can have a fundamentally different relationship with Iran. And I think That part of the premises. Incorrect. As long as the Ayatollahs are in tower. Nobody could don's the murder show. Nobody has any doubt that the Saudi government was involved in it. This is a this is a matter of realpolitik. In in that region way need the Saudis and they need us When I was in Moscow, once meeting with President Putin, he just he thought of his real humorous. Subject that we might turn away from the Saudis, and he said to me, Look, if you don't want to sell them weapons, That's fine. I'll sell them weapons. Now. The CIA assessed that NBS personally ordered the killing and a United Nations investigator found in June of 2019. It was inconceivable that NBS was not aware. The killing, of course. Yogi. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that President Biden is working to re calibrate the American relationship with Saudi Arabia and plans to communicate with King Salman, which is his counterpart instead of his son, the Crown prince. South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the
Coinbase valued above $100 billion, ahead of direct listing
"All right all right. Listen progress star with the weekend and we're going to start with some news. That broke late last week. Actually kind of after. I logged off so i haven't talked to you about it yet. Coin based could be worth one hundred billion quote per a secondary sale organized by the company in quote. That's axios dan pre mac and premed former guest of the show actually reported that coin base had revenues of hundred ninety one million in the first three quarters or twenty twenty of one hundred and forty million.
Israel and the International Criminal Court
"Last weekend there was a major decision at the international criminal court in the hague that made it more likely that the body will try to prosecute israelis for alleged warcrimes. There's a lot to unpack here about the body itself. The charges against israel the players involved. And what it all means for the jewish state joining us now to help make sense of all. This is barack reviewed a correspondent for axios and the diplomatic correspondent at israel's while news barack. Thank you for joining us. Thank you thank you for having me. So first of all. I feel like the terms of the international criminal court. The is the hague they get tossed around as though everyone knows what they are. But i'm not sure that that's the case. The sec is part of the un is at a different international body. What exactly is its purpose. What is the i can tell you. For a fact that the vast majority of people have no clue and by the way. I don't blame. Anybody is not even for foreign policy. Wonks for international law wong's that's really a small sect in the world so it's not surprising that most of the people really don't know what to talk about. Let's explain the international criminal. Court was supposed to be established more or less after world war. Two as part of the lessons learned from that war but at the time the cold war was just starting and the tensions between the soviet union and the united states is not allowed to get a consensus to form such an international criminal court so instead they decided to form the international court of justice. Also in the hague. Many people get confused and mix up the to the international court of justice deals with more. Let's say principled cases between different countries while the international criminal court is like any criminal court. We know okay which means that it has suspicions. There are suspicions against a certain person for alleged war crimes and this person if he's indicted he's tried by the international criminal court. The international criminal court was only established in two thousand two. As part of the drafting of what is known as the rome statute the rome statute basically said what the international criminal court should investigate. What are the crimes that the food try people for and all the countries that negotiated destroyed at the end of the day had to sign it and approve it in order to be members of the international criminal court re in the us and you and israel have something in common probably many things in common in that neither of our countries signed the rome statute. So what explains that opposition. Why was the. Us opposed to joining the i c c so the irony is that israel was very involved in the negotiations leading up to the drafting of the rome statute and the establishment of the international criminal court. The reason the end of the day that israel did not join the icy and did not sign their own statute was because one of the things that several arab countries pressed very hard to include in the statute as grimes should be investigated by the international criminal. Court were issues that have to do with transferring population into an occupied territory. And as you know when israel built settlements in the west bank it moved its citizens into an occupied territory and for many many years. This was a main issue that israel did not see for example as a breach for geneva convention article. Forty nine in the fourth year neva convention is an article that israel decided that it doesn't agree with so israel. Basically defacto implements the fourth geneva convention other than in the west bank and gaza other than article forty nine because it has to do with settlements. Let me just ask this so one of the things that is illegal quote unquote under the rome. Statute is transferring members of population into occupied territory. And the reason that it's illegal is because like countries wanted to target israel for doing just that no the geneva convention okay from the late nineteen forties already at designated transferring of population into unoccupied territory. As something which is illegal okay. What happened here. was that at the end. You need to decide. You can't just decided okay. The icy sea will investigate any crime that we think at specific moment. It should investigate. No they wanted to Designate certain crimes that are. Let's say more serious. In order for the i c to be able to focus on the really most obscene acts of war crimes crimes against humanity crimes of those kind of things and when they negotiated the rome statute arab countries decided to press for adding this issue of of a population into an occupied territory as one of the things that constitute a crime that can be investigated by the court
White House press aide resigns after threatening Politico reporter
"House Press aide has resigned one day after he was suspended for allegedly threatening a news reporter. TJ Duck Low, reportedly went on a sexist and profane tirade at a journalist from Politico Looking to write a story about the press aides relationship with a White House reporter for Axios. He reportedly threatened to quote destroy the politico reporter of the story wasn't held back. People magazine wound up publishing a glowing profile of the relationship before the Politico story came out. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Chuck Close resignation tonight, saying in a statement that they're committed to meeting President Biden Standard of treating others with dignity, respect and civility.
Axios CEO Jim VandeHei On Media Post-Trump
"A lot can happen in four years for years ago. Donald trump was being sworn in as our forty fifth president and also four years ago. Axios was founded and delighted to have jim van high co founder and. Ceo of axios with me here today. Great to be here. So and congratulations on your four year anniversary. Thank you we we started. We actually moved up our launch because we interview with donald trump so our first term matched up with his first term. We can leave it all of you to decide what better i show while. I wanna talk about the future of media in the airhead recording this the day after biden's inauguration actually has grown up under the trump presidency in our in this completely new political moment with the biden administration coming out of the first day of the new regime. What are you paying attention to. Yeah i mean we at axios. We cover a broad range of topics so politics technology media business and in the political sphere. Obviously we're spending a lot of time. Thinking about how joe biden the presidency will unfold but also how it will unfold in this kind of wild and wacky media environment where you've got you know roughly half the country that doesn't trust anything that the mainstream media produces and you have this rise in the number of people who believe things that aren't true and i don't think we've ever been here's a country where we've been the last couple years. We just have so much distrust in so much misinformation and so much propaganda in so much of a taking root with people that you and i would say other serious smart people and yet they don't believe the same things that we believe even if a to us they're fact base and that's a huge problem in that environment is going to be surrounding joe biden. And you can't extract politics or biden from media swish together. I think you make a big mistake if you try to understand politics without having a pretty good appreciation of modern media yeah in trump is leaving this legacy of distrust of the media and hatred of the media which he's kind of been able to spread to a broader set of followers. What do you think the long term effects of that negativity toward media will be. I mean i think it's to be determined. I think it's gonna take a long time to repair what is broken. When you have this many people you have a maybe half the country. It's deeply skeptical of media in general and kind of what we would define this truth. It makes it almost impossible to be a functioning society in that environment and i think for the incumbent brands. It's going to be really hard to win back. The trust the people who distrust or mistrust them now i think it creates new opportunities for companies like axios or companies at mina merge over the next couple of years ought to be able to maybe kindle rekindle a relationship with people who were skeptical of things about around for a long time. But it's a problem that has to be solved if we end up essentially de-coupling and what i mean by that is if we have half the country living in at different bubbles where it's not just the media you're consuming but it's the platforms that you're going on to share debate and think about The news that you're consuming. I really worry about that. Consensus essentially it. Truly is to america's it's not just sort of generically saying to america's like we would have to america's and we have to solve for that and we have to solve that while also figuring out how do we put rules around that big tech platforms that allow for people have freedom of speech but also be able to navigate the world without Mistrust in propaganda and nonsense in noise pulsing through the devices in the platforms. They're spending the vast majority of their time on and exit at axios takes a pretty a political approach which that feels like a good stance to take coming into the next four years and through what happened. In the trump administration was that something that you foresaw or in kind of taking a more neutral stance or was that something that you just kind of. We're going to do anyway and all of a sudden maybe you're seeing some positive effects yet. No we'd always planned being that way in. Our view is that world is anymore. Noise what the world needs is more clinical fact based reporting done by people who have expertise so that you can get people who might be skeptical of media to believe in beedi again and for people to stay better information to make better decisions and that's why we started. Axios is our thesis. The thesis was correct. Was people almost everyone. We knew their minds were just jammed and crammed with information and they had less time to actually think about information at a time where all of us need to know a lot more across more topics. It's really hard to do my job. Unity your job if you don't really understand politics or technology or social platforms or media or some business trends. Let's a lot. It's a lot to ask of you and ask of me and so if you can't bring more efficiency to that process if you can't bring more clarity to the information that people are consuming it's just gonna get too difficult for the end user the consumer And so even though i mean are even as i think. A lot of people are appreciating this kind of super brief approach to news. People are consuming so much news. I feel like in the past few years because there's just so much going on with trump and then out of course that the pandemic there's this idea of the trump bump that's driven a lot of subscriptions in really helps a lot of media publications at the same time that trump has kind of led to some of these negative effects that sustain. What do you think happens to. Some of the media publications that have benefited. Most from the trump bump my assumption was that the trump bump which fade people would stop paying so much attention to politics but just had so much craziness the corona virus. Getting worse. Not getting better. Obviously the mob at the capital still persistent fear that there could be more violence as a result of the election results. So we're not seeing that decrease yet though. I assume the decrease will come to be honest. I think it'd be really healthy for all of us. If if traffic to political coverage decrease tremendously. I honestly it might sound weird because people create create a politico and we obviously do a fair amount of political coverage here. But i think people gone nuts. I think people are consuming. Wait way way too much political content. I see in our traffic patterns. I see in my own family. We as a species were not meant to spend this much time thinking about talking about debating sharing opining on politics. It's not healthy. I always compare it to a doritos. Like into real nice. I love him in like if you have one once in a while. It's good but if you eat two or three bags at day you're going to be a fat slob and you're not going to be healthy and i worry that that's what we're all doing with politics is driving people crazy and i think the world would be better place if we all got a life outside of our phone and our and our websites
Snapchat will terminate Trump's account on Jan. 20
"Axios sources say that snapple will permanently banned president trump snapchat account on january twentieth last week. The company announced an indefinite suspension of the account and previously had been limiting the accounts reach the discover section since june snapchat reportedly found the account attempted to violate policies. Dozens of times and that the band was seen as a public safety measure based on president trump's behaviour inciting violence and other platforms
Hong Kong arrests over 50 pro-democracy activists
"Kong than fifty pro democracy activists and politicians bethany ebrahim. Ian is accuses china expert. Bethany good morning. Can you tell us what's going on. Yeah so early wednesday morning up more than one. Thousand police officers fanned out over hong kong and arrested at least fifty three pro democracy activists and politicians. These are some of the most well known people in hong kong participating in hong kong's completely legitimate democratic elections and now they have all been charged with subverting state power anthony. China's leaders are actually feeling very confident and. I wonder why that's important to understand in the context of these arrests so with the coronavirus outbreak. Last year i mean. Initially that was terrible for china's global reputation however they were about able to control it very well and because of that china is the only major economy in the world who experienced significant economic growth. In twenty twenty. I think xi jinping is feeling like he wants to make hay while. The sun shines and this entire dramatic. Crackdown on hong kong has happened entirely during the coronavirus pandemic with that said i wonder how the events this week in washington were portrayed by the chinese communist party in hong kong there were huge protests last year. And that's a real sore point for the chinese communist party and so it showed photos of the chaos yesterday in the capital and it said that this was a beautiful sight to behold. That's something that nancy pelosi said on june fourth. Two thousand nineteen as a large group of peaceful. Protestors held a candlelight vigil in hong kong commemorating the nineteen thousand nine hundred eighty nine massacre. And so they were taking that line and turning it on its head and saying look at this beautiful sight to behold and so there were a lot of comments like that from chinese state media
Joe Biden Announces Nominee For Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona
"Joe Biden. First of all, he held a news conference. And he announced a new member to his diverse cabinet. But there was a little bit of an issue to take a listen to what he says. And then we'll tell you about the issue on the other side today. I'm pleased to announce that such a nominee we have Dr Miguel Cardona. Like other Cabinet nomination appointees. He's brilliant, he's qualified, and he's tested. He's going to join the Biden Harris Cabinet. It is gonna be historic Cabinet. Already. There are more people of color in this cabinet than any Cabinet. The history United States. More women than ever. First openly gay cabinet member, So he's right in that it's going to be a diverse cabinet. But they're not going to have the first openly gay Cabinet member right because this is from the director of National intelligence website Deanna their website. On February, 20 Richard Grenell was appointed acting director of national intelligence, becoming the first openly gay Deanna and Cabinet member in American history. Right Well, there'll be a lot of claims back and forth, and I know Axios is doing something where they're putting Cabinet picks side by side Trump 2017 to compare and contrast the diversity and okay, he's doing what
HBO Max and Roku bury the hatchet: Roku users can add the service December 17
"Hbo max is finally coming to roku roku is one of the last major platforms to get the popular streaming service but as of today it's users can download and start watching. Hbo max. It took months of negotiations to make this happen though axios reports roku and. at and t. which owns hbo. Max have been in touch almost daily to finalize the agreement and some analysts. Say they struck the deal at just the right time on christmas day. The highly anticipated film. Wonder woman nineteen eighty-four screaming on. Hbo max the same day. It hits theaters in fact starting in two thousand twenty. One warner brothers is releasing all of its new releases that same way.
Biden picks Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge for HUD secretary, Tom Vilsack to lead Agriculture
"Has chosen Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marsha Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development Politico reports. The Offered to lead the $50 billion agency comes weeks after Fudge launched a bid to become the first black female agriculture secretary. But Axios and other outlets report Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for agriculture. Fudge lamented Just last month in an interview with Politico that black policymakers have treated traditionally been relegated to just a handful of Cabinet positions, including HUD secretary or details
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Do we know what happened to christine. She left she just up and left the country unexpectedly and in a hurry around june. Twenty fifteen right around the time that the f. b. i. began conducting offensive briefings in her area. People were confused. People said we scratched our head. She just kind of disappeared. We don't we really know what happened to her. So bethany the end. What to china get out of all of this will they certainly would have gotten a lot more. If christine had not been found out and one reason that she was perhaps was because she was a little bit overeager. She did thinks too quickly. She was a little bit too showy a little bit almost two successful. You could say and what she get along the way well. Us intelligence officials do not believe that she received or passed on any classified information however she clearly did have access to a lot of information about how bay area politics work about the super granular details of who was on top and who hated who who the rivals were and who was dating. Who and who worked in whose office and how much money campaigns were getting and this is all useful information to foreign intelligence agency that has a pretty strong and long history of targeting the bay area specifically i the ministry of state security has a dedicated bureau d- just for california and that's for a number of reasons certainly because silicon valley is there but also because chinatown san francisco's historic. Chinese community is so large and relatively influential in the area and one main purpose of china's intelligence activity abroad is to keep an eye on to spy on overseas chinese. Because it wants to make sure that they are not engaging in any kind of organizing that could threaten the chinese communist. Party's hold on power that they're not doing those kinds of political activities. It would go against what beijing once and bethany to that point. That's a really unfortunate postscript to the story because gilbert the former mayor of cupertino says. This story makes it harder for chinese americans. I think it's really important to think about the other person on the other side to think about chinese americans who are proud to be in this country who wants to have a better life. Who wants to contribute into the community as a chinese-american as community leaders out there. We need to embrace our community and our culture but we also need to watch out for bad actors as.
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"According to his statement here. He says the he hasn't seen christine in nearly six years. So it's december right now. Nearly six years would put this right around january. Twenty fifteen give or take a few weeks and january. Twenty fifteen is when swallow was appointed to the house intelligence committee what her case shows is how when chinese intelligence cast this wide net. They're looking for rising stars than they're willing to take a bet that some of the people who are today city councilmen might be tomorrow's congressman or senator or governor and in swallows case which you can see is that they identified correctly. They saw somebody or she saw somebody who was a city councilman in a mid sized town in the bay area. Who quickly rose up to become congressmen. And then a few years later was appointed to a seat on what is probably the most sensitive committee in the house of representatives intelligence committee. Okay so event shows the stakes here. What else did your reporting uncover about her activities. We know of at least two cases where she had sexual or romantic relationships with two mayors from the midwest. So for example. She was in a car with a mayor and she was having a sexual rendezvous with this mayor in the car and this was picked up on. Fbi surveillance there's a term in espionage for this is called honeypot and that is the use of sex as a tool for gathering purposes. It's important to note that axios was not able to identify or contact. these mayors. we're told the whole story of christine. Fong to rodney farren. He's a former senior. Us intelligence official. Who worked on china for fifteen years. When i heard this story i my mind was blown. I said holy. They did it. That's what i said to myself. It's not surprising that they did it. But the fact that she had had so much success in developing so many relationships they did a good job and by rodney means china. Rodney says his alleged operation fits into china's larger goals the country's got a long history of trying to vacuum up everything it can learn about life in the us from state secrets and military technology to the smallest little cultural details. I mean this is a country that makes plans out to twenty fifty. That every five years comes up with another five year plan that they stick to with goals so they could see the manchurian candidate or perhaps put somebody in a compromising position that they could possibly use later when that particular politician has become a global statesman even better. This seems like a very long game though. It sounds like you're saying normal right and it's normal. Obviously if the chinese had easy targets and could get that information quickly they would jump on but they're also willing to take time and effort to make these long term investments in intelligence operations.
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Spatial rule. Sean and his boss scott say they were taken aback by the whole thing. They didn't know this person at all. Sean said they'd never worked with her in any way. But zac christine. Try this with a lot of officials right and did she have success. Well according to our reporting christine was very assertive in cultivating relationships with elected officials and just generally becoming very very involved in building connections with both barry officials and with mayors and other officials all over the united states. We're either of you ever able to speak with christina fong. We tried very very hard to reach her. We message her multiple times on facebook. We got her email address message her multiple times. She did not respond and did not reach out to us so bethany all of this raises eyebrows but is what christine founded illegal. Well it is illegal if she was doing it at the direction of a foreign power but she was never charged with a crime. So how did she end. Up on the fbi's radar. Well they actually. I picked up on her in the process of doing surveillance on a completely different person. There was a diplomat in the chinese consulate in san francisco that the us government believed was actually a ministry of state security officer. So this means someone who was an actual employee of when i'm trying this intelligence agencies suzanne the ministry of state security. That's the s. What exactly is that. The closest analogue in the united states to the would be the they are a formidable large and well financed intelligence service and the us intelligence services. Consider the msn one of its kind of premier adversaries. Abroad they were doing surveillance and noticed that this suspected msn officer was having pretty regular contact with a young chinese national and they were like who is this person and that was christine and one thing that caught the fbi's i she had a lot of connections to eric's well well..
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Christine. Fong was a student at a bay area. University called california state university east bay from roughly twenty eleven two fifteen. She's beautiful engaging gregarious young woman not as young as you might sink in her late twenties early thirties but blended in well with the undergraduate population. She was the president of the local chinese students association. She was involved. A group called papa. Which was a asian-american civic affairs organization and she was really an extraordinary leader. Both of these organizations she held a beauty pageant. She held talent shows basketball tournaments and she would always invite local politicians and chinese consular officials. But of course that was great for the school and great for the students and great for the politicians and great for her one of the people you talked to you and you introduced me to was gilbert wong. He used to be the mayor of cupertino california during this time. I just thought that she was a very friendly person. Obviously she's young. She's very attractive and was very surprised that she showed up at all. These different political events fund raisers. I strongly believe that she was a person may be looking for a green card. And when the report brought to my attention the allegation and it kinda on me that it all makes sense coming up in fifteen seconds christine fox bet on rising political stars fact this year. Millions couldn't get the doctor so united health group equipped over ten thousand clinicians for telemedicine. Just one way. They're leading the development of the next generation helps. We're back with a special episode of axios investigates. Sean wilson is the chief of staff to alameda county supervisor. That means he went to political events and fundraisers over the years and he told me it felt like he'd seen christine fong everywhere she would be at the tri valley barbecue. She'd be the unity dinner. She was at the dinner at the time. I thought well maybe she just really interested in politics. What a good way to get to know in submerse yourself in the area. If you're not from around here i mean. Obviously that's what i would do. But not to that extent people we spoke with said christine fong was secretive she contacts but not friends. No one really knew anything about her life or her family. There was something there. That didn't seem right. I remember her driving up in like i think a white mercedes. I'm mike. wow she's a college student. she's dressed is pretty nice and she's volunteering on all these campaigns and she has a nice vehicle like wow doing pretty good. it wasn't just alameda. County officials zack. From your reporting. Who else did she have contact with. She bumped up against some of the most prominent politicians in the bay area. Those included former representative mike. Honda current congresswoman. Judy chu whose district is based out of southern california and representative ro khanna from silicon valley and the office that she had the most connections to according to our reporting was that of well as a prominent democrat and a member of the house intelligence committee. But before we get to that we wanted to explain what we've learned about how she operated. Sean wilson saw some of christine fong's tactics firsthand especially at one. He remembers vividly a soiree for the local democratic party. I think this is probably perhaps the third or fourth interaction in which i've had with her and she just seemed to gravitate to people the interactions that she had with my boss. Scott aggregated little awkward. We're all sitting around the table in when she was done chatting at one table came directly to our table and sat really really close like whispered a few times in his ear and after when we talked he had spoken to me about the conversation in like she was wondering. If there's a way she can help out or she can do something for us like in the office or choose trying to finagle her way into our circle and try to try to try to do something. And what did your boss scott say about the meeting on a bad breath so that tells you. How close did they sat together. See was definitely violating the.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addresses city ahead of Thanksgiving Day
"Well despite warnings from health officials, million's are traveling. For the Thanksgiving holiday and WBC's James RoHaas telling us the concern is different Households meeting up Has covert cases arise. At least the three million Americans have flown for Thanksgiving over the past few days, and millions more are expected to travel by car during this holiday period, if something and many officials don't want to see right now, and that includes everybody from the CDC. To Boston Mayor Marty Wolf. We haven't seen live hospitalization on this, but we have seen an increase in the current virus. So we're asking people if they try and get through this next few weeks here and get these numbers down, so so we can we can start the new year strong. He's asking us to keep the celebrations to the immediate household uphold, done by AXIOS shows 61% of Americans have made changes to their Thanksgiving plans, including having a smaller dinner. James RoHaas WBZ Boston's
Boeing 737 Max jets approved to fly again in wake of deadly crashes
"It was almost two years ago. That boeing was forced to ground their fleet of seven. Thirty seven max jets after two. Fatal plane crashes that killed three hundred and forty six people. Yesterday the faa officially gave boeing the. Go ahead to fly again. According brown has axios markets reporter. Cornelius those crashes were caused by both a sensor that malfunctioned that push the noses of the plane downward as well as a lack of training on how to deal with this. What has boeing changed. So what they've done is they've made a tweak to the software that limits the system's capability to force the nose of the plane downward and the faa has been conducting a series of certification test. Flights of the max over the course of the last few months what are you hearing from the airline's about how much confidence they have in these planes now as well as airline pilots association. I think they're confident that the faa has done everything that can queue. Make sure that this plane is safe now. The question is are consumers. Going to think it's safe. That's the huge question. Though courtney i feel like people don't think it's safe to fly now anyway. Because of the pandemic people are hesitant to fly period by the time that people do feel more comfortable flying in theory. The seven seven. Max will be in the air already for a few months and maybe that will give people a sense of
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Biotech company moderna announced their corona virus vaccine was nearly ninety five percent effective at preventing illness. It's during its preliminary testing and worst. This comes a week after pfizer announced a similarly successful vaccine. Actually health care editor. Sam baker is here to give a reality check on what these announcements actually mean sam. What's the most promising to you about yesterday's announcement from madonna will. I think there are two things. The first is the very close to ninety five percents perfect of this rate. And then that to be the second vaccine as you mentioned behind the pfizer vaccine with ninety percent or better efficacy. I mean these are both just press releases so far we'll have to take a closer look at those numbers but assuming they hold up now we're talking about to really effective products. Having two of them will mean that we can get more doses of them so it's just sort of starting to shape up like yeah we're really going to be able to attack this thing with vaccines. We also have an exclusive access ipsos. Poll that says sixty. One percent of americans would take a first generation vaccine. I wonder how our attitude is a country is maybe changing when it comes to thinking about taking a vaccine. You know one thing that's been really consistent in this poll we've asked. Do you want it right away or do you want to wait and see if it's effective and the clear clear clear answer no matter how we asked the question is people are willing to give it a little bit of time to make sure that it is first of all safe and then also it's effective so when you ask people assume it's ninety percent effective people are into that. Can we talk about how people would eventually get this vaccine. And i know one of the possible issues is how fast the distribution process is going to move on yesterday's sexiest recap podcast host. Dan primack spoke to tall zacks. The chief medical officer at medina and he actually seem pretty confident in their distribution plants. We've been investing in manufacturing significantly. We've been expanding that and we've been working with partners. Who know what they're doing. We've been sharing our data as we go along with the right government agencies and all of that gives me the confidence that indeed be able to supply large amounts of this vaccine realistically. Sam what are we thinking about timeline and distribution here will so the next thing that has to happen is both of these companies visor and moderna have to actually submit a filing to the fda and presumably. They will say yes and then we will have an emergency use authorization most likely and then we can really get underway with distribution. You're probably looking at late spring into next summer before. The general public starts to get access to the vaccine. You said to me last week. There's light at the end of the tunnel. I wonder how you feel now knowing we have at least two vaccines. That seem very promising. Yeah i think the light at the end of the tunnel got brighter. And i hate to be downer here because it's really good news but i think it's important to remember that we don't have a vaccine yet. We have really strong belief that we are going to have a couple of vaccines. They're going to work really well. So i would caution people to remember that this is light at the end of the tunnel but we are not at the end of the tunnel healthcare editor sam. We'll be back in fifteen seconds with the post election. Disinformation battle fact. This year million couldn't get to the doctor so united health group equipped over ten thousand clinicians for telemedicine. Just one way they're leading the development of the next generation helps stump what to axios today as president trump and his supporters continue to spread false information about the election results. Social media companies have again had to adapt on the fly and today the see us on facebook and twitter are facing senate questioning that will very likely turned to how they plan to handle the continuous spread of misinformation surfaces excuses media reporter. Why didn't these platforms have a plan to deal with the post election aftermath. That we've been seeing. Well i guess the easiest answer nyla is. They didn't see it coming. They had done so much to plan for what was gonna happen leading up to the election and during the election but i don't think they recognize that there would be so much misinformation coming afterwards really driven by the president and some of his allies that were trying to de-legitimize the results. I know you spoke to a youtube spokesperson. Who told you that when you're looking at the top ten most popular videos about the election. Most of them came from trusted news organizations but still more than ten percent were from bad sources so isn't the issue that there are corners of platforms. Where false information is flourishing. That's absolutely right nyla. And that's the biggest issue you have platforms like google facebook. And they're saying look we're ninety one percent effective we're ninety nine percents effective and it's like all right we'll reach billions of people that one percent is actually massively important. The people who are seeing her becoming radicalized. And it's still problem and so they're trying to work through that. And i imagine this is going to be the focal point of today's hearing. It's not likely we're going to hear. Any solutions offered by senators today on this front right. No but i think realistically there is a good conversation. That's being had both between regulators and some of the tech companies around. How do we hold tech companies accountable for how misinformation spreads. I think everyone understands that. It's really hard. You're putting tech platforms in really untenable position to ask them to remove speech but we can ask them to be more accountable for how far it goes. This is probably a good time to disclose to her audience. Sarah that facebook is one of our sponsors here on the podcast. They have no editorial input in anything that goes into the journalism that i do or that you do. Sara fischer covers media for axios. Thanks sarah banking isla..
Airbnb files to go public, turned a profit last quarter
"Airbnb is likely to make the paperwork for an initial public offering public this afternoon. And that makes it set to be one of the biggest filings of the year. Reuters estimates the company could be worth as much as thirty billion dollars in his host of the exorcist. Recap podcast he's also a business editor at axios. And he's here with the scoop. Good morning. Good morning if you were not paying attention to the market or you don't know anything about ipo's what is to you the most interesting thing about airbnb and what we're going to see this week with it. The most interesting thing about airbnb is that it has survived this. It seems the pandemic better than have the company's trying to disrupt namely the hotel companies. Airbnb problems this year had layoffs this. Ipo is coming much later than the company had hoped. But compared to hotels airbnb seems to be thriving so when we think about sort of this gig economy door dashes also supposed to go public later. This year. I wonder what you think these two. Ipo's will tell us about the role. These types of companies will play in the tech economy of the future. These were both questionable business models as far as silicon valley and particularly wall street were concerned and the fact that they took the punch and seem to have got off the mat and started punching back. I think it's going to be something wall. Street's gonna take a real hard look at in view very positively.
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Hundred seventy electoral college threshold to win the race. And the vote. Counting that continues biden ahead in georgia arizona nevada in the popular vote biting currently leads president. Donald trump by more than four million ballots cast with this win. The democratic ticket also makes history. Joe biden becomes our oldest president and calmly. David harris will become the first black first asian american and first female vice president of the united states. This axios election twenty twenty special. I'm nyla boo. we're going to spend the next few minutes talking about what happens next with two journalists who've been reporting about all of this since the beginning on nichols covers the biden campaign for axios and jonathan swan is also a political report axios watching the trump administration. First let's start with your initial reaction hans will. They had a theory that had a case and they won. And that's all that matters right. We don't know where. Joe biden will take the oath of office will be on the front of the capitol. But he'll take the oath of office. If this all passes legal muster all the lawsuits were thrown out. They had a theory from the beginning that the electric in their own party was more modern that the electorate in the country was in the senate on the far left. They held her that and they won. Jonathan do you think that's a bit premature to be talking about taking the oath of office when we think about the trump administration's role in all of this. No i think. I think it would be fairly concerning if we were giving too much credence to the idea. That biden wouldn't be taking the oath of office. We are entering uncharted waters. President trump is not going to accept this victory for joe biden. He has already himself. Falsely declared victory as we foreshadowed. He'd been told this was not some spur of the moment speech. He gave phone election night. It was something that he was. He talked about it. Privately with advisors in several conversations of the past few weeks including play-acting is probably a little bit too much of a flourish for me to say it but he literally gamed out how he would do that. If you're not circumstance so you've got to have a president he's not accepting he lost who who's campaign is pursuing all manner of legal action from the very nine shooting of filing lawsuits. Try and get more access to counting facilities to trying to stop votes. That arrive opt outs and arrive after election day from being counted in pennsylvania. Which you know. They're trying to get up to the supreme court so you can have this situation and then project four just a little bit. This is going to be probably probably the ugliest transition period in recent american history. And of course all of this is happening in the middle of the pandemic so i wonder for both of you. How much more important is it when we're thinking about a transition at this time when the us is recording more than one hundred twenty thousand new coronavirus cases a day. Think about in terms of the vaccine there's development and then there's distribution now the development is mostly being done through private companies and all that funding has come through warp speed but the distribution is a challenge. That'd be a challenge. In the best of times it's can be a challenge globally. And it'll be a challenge to do that. If we're in the middle of a transition now one way around that is to have sort of biden officials interface directly with the pharmaceuticals that are trying to develop these vaccines. But you know a lot of this has been coordinated through various white house offices and if there's no cooperation there that has real world implications jonathan when you say that you anticipate this will be ugly. What are you anticipating. That will look like why. Don't wanna speculate sorry. I'm just based on some reporting so look we have reporting. We published a story on this that. If trump had one he would've moved very quickly to fire a whole bunch of senior people in his government including his fbi. Director array is c. i. A. director geeta hassle. Both of whom are despised and distrusted inside trump's circle. He would also almost certainly get rid of his defense secretary. Mock aspe- he would run up against civil service protections but he wants to fi- anthony fauci the nation's top infectious disease expert. I don't know what that means for what he would do to some of these senior officials in some senses. It doesn't matha because biden would welcome the chance to appoint his own. Fbi director shortly into the ten year term and whatever horrors trump inflicted on Biden would quickly reverse. But i think that there is a still a lot of room for them to settle skull among the government and the other thing to watch for is presidents tend to flurries of pardons airpods people at the end of their administration. Often they saved the most controversial pardons. How do you anticipate the first one hundred days. Were looking ahead here. Compartmentalize it into three different buckets. One international what they can do symbolically rejoining the paris climate accord. Maybe reengaging with iran. Then domestically there has to be they think something has to be done in terms of coronavirus relief having some sort of stimulus for the economy. And then there's a third bucket domestically and that's healing the country and that's healing is biden season between the divisions between republicans and democrats. And you heard him talk about that on wednesday but there's also the question of healing the country from krona virus because this is still raging throughout the country and so that's how they think about it but there are so many day one challenges that they think they have that if you ask them how many day one challenge they have they say well we have about two three hundred. You can't do everything on day. One and what the the challenge for the biden administration is going to be to figure out how to compartmentalize and prioritize. All these different items. And they're going to run up against the president's time and their own agenda and just the sort of gears of government grind slowly accidents is hans nichols and jonathan swan. Gentlemen thank you for news and analysis. Every day you can subscribe to our regular podcasts. Axios today access recap. This has been a special axios election. Twenty twenty podcast. Let us know what you think. We're podcast axios dot com boudou. Stay safe and thanks for listening..
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"Could anybody who wants to be an insurgent by definition would be different than donald trump as john. Casick how that works as been sast how it works in terms of getting a following outside of your own state there isn't the market for at least i haven't seen the market for it. The much more likely scenario is that people waiting in the wings to josh hollies. The tom cotton's they're going to be trump. Like gonna trump's blessing gonna want trump's network. They're gonna want trump's sort of magic dust that he's able to use these presidential elections and so there isn't anybody that can stand up the trump. There isn't a figure like george. Bush or a jeb bush or marco rubio or paul ryan or mitt romney than has enough of fouling to be remotely remotely within the range of having enough power authority to be able to sort of stand up to him and shape things in their image versus. His politicians for years have been talking about two americas. Is that what we're actually living in now. Is that where we're at our we officially into america's. I think we've been officially in to america's for week at argue. You know somewhere between ten and fifteen years and there's no doubt that we are. The question is are those to america's becoming increasingly hermetically sealed. Are they so different. Is their ecosystem where they get information. So different is where they live so different that there's going to be an inability to co mingle inability to combing ideas co mingle politically. That's the danger because both sides can say. I've got half of the country and they just live in different worlds especially when you get down to the base instincts of what it means to be a trumper versus. Let's say what it means to be a part of the new left there so at odds there's not much common ground. Ironically biden might be kind of some of that common ground because i think he does understand instinctively that you can't just right off the other half of america. You can't start doing things. That more than half of america might think are nuts. You have to figure out some way to pull the pulling people together in again if biden wins and it remains a big if that is going to be the epa challenge before him. He's going to have to do that. Admit the krona vers. Jim thank you very much for taking the time. Thank you dan big. Thanks for listening. We'll be back with another axios election. Podcasts a little bit later today. In the meantime please be sure to continue checking out axios dot com or the axios mobile app for the latest news..
Google is facing the biggest antitrust case in a generation
"The Justice Department announced that they filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing them of monopolizing the online search and search advertising markets. It's no secret that Google is a major player in these areas. The Justice Department is alleging that about 80% of American search queries go through Google. Also, it's chrome browser controls about 70% of the global online browser market. 85% of smartphones globally run its Android operating system. This is just a first step in what could be a lengthy and messy court battle for moron with the DOJ is alleging, and what it could mean for consumers will speak to Kyle Daily Technology editor at Axios, this pretty indisputable stuff, right? I mean, when you think of search you think of Google. I mean, there is myself being there's some other alternatives, but you know they're pretty. Finley used. The DOJ points out in the suit that Google controls about 88% of what it called General search, which is, you know In the open Web, searching Google maps searching for general information That's not like, Hey, I'm on Amazon and I want to search this closed platform specific product. And the challenge with bringing antitrust cases against the big tech companies. Is that a lot of them like Google, now free to use there isn't really clear, clean, observable consumer harm where it's like prices went up. Because of your monopoly. That's bad. We're gonna crack down on you. You know there are no prices for the consumer, so they have to sort of do two things here. One is define a market that's being monopolized which can be kind of challenging itself. So you know what you first have to do is establish. Okay, Here's something where Google Clearly has the monopoly and that is, as you say, online search and then be causing harm. So what DOJ is saying the harm is is really to competition, or sort of would be competition that Google has used its position and that it uses agreements that it makes With Apple with wireless carriers with Samsung and other companies that actually makes phones at one android toe lock it in as the default search engine on your smarts on are sort of core your carrier around your Web browser, and then it uses that to achieve this market dominance and shore up its market dominance, And then that sort of this self fueling thing, where the more ubiquitous Google is, the better it's product become. Is because it can feed the engine with more data, and it just sort of breaks away from the competition is definitely there. You know, you think of things like Kleenex or Xerox. You know those air the brand names or whatever the things that they kind of represent, now, you don't Here. Somebody said, Hey, go being that people say go Google that I mean, it's a product that we know and everybody uses all the time. What is Google say in response to all of this Because I was just reading some of it. You know, they said, Well, our product is just so good that That's why people like to use it and they have the other options and they just don't Yeah. I mean, that's why this is such an interesting case. And that's why, you know, we kind of expected continue seeing antitrust cases possibly brought against some of these big tech companies, particularly Facebook, but also Amazon, possibly Apple that there's a high likelihood that regardless of which party is in power We're going to keep seeing this. So they say exactly what you said. In response. They say they put in use the word monopoly, but they sort of copped to monopolize the market. But they say that's just because we're that good. You know, the other options are out there. You are free as a consumer to choose them. You're free to change the default on your phones so that its searching being more Google or doctor go. You do the same thing on your browser. People stick with us. This is Google talking because We just have the best search engine and we're not deliberately taking any action to prevent competition. And they say he's the same arrangements that they make with Apple to be the default in safari. They say. You know, the other guys are totally free to do that. And if they had a better product, and maybe they would have more more. These agreements like we have
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Way. Discipline is the president of the activist group Florida Rights, restoration coalition he was formerly incarcerated and started the program to help other felons like himself get back their civil rights including the right to vote as from earlier this week when he spoke to Axios executive editor Sarah Goo for live event. He also spoke with politics reporter, Steph Kite, who's been researching this issue. There are actually more than five million Americans who are unable to vote because of felony record and one of the notable things about. That numbers that they are disproportionately black Americans I imagine there are people who are listening thinking will you could just avoid this if you hadn't been convicted of a felony of course, and that is an argument that people make and many people point to the Fourteenth Amendment, which does allow states to block people from voting if they have committed crimes, the other thing is the fact that there are disproportionate numbers of Bach who are unable to vote because of a felony on their record, their arrested higher rates they're more likely to have longer sentences and beyond that drastically different voter laws across the country make it really difficult for former felons to navigate yeah states really. Very in how they deal with this issue Maine. Vermont in Washington DC actually allow people who have been convicted of felonies who are in prison to still cast their vote whereas other states are far more strict when it comes to people who have already served their time in prison. So that brings us to Florida and this amendment that was passed by Florida voters that would restore voting rights to felons. So Florida, Voters Pass Amendment for in twenty eighteen, which really would have returned voting rights for more than a million Floridians. But then lawmakers passed a bill that specified that after someone served their time they I have to pay off court related fees and fines and. Restitution and once they've paid all that off, then they actually have the right to vote. But what makes it really complicated is that Florida doesn't really have a direct way for people who have served time for a felony to even see if they're eligible or to even see how much money they owe. Exactly. So now organizations like Desmond's Florida rights restoration coalition are actively stepping up to try to fix the situation at businesses like Levi's Viacom to everyday average American citizens from all walks of life that is poured into our fines and fees fund where we've raised over twenty, five million dollars and we spent that money clearing the pathway for over forty thousand returning CID's. The big picture is that since the twenty sixteen election at least one million Americans have gotten back the right to vote and groups like Desmond's are part of a movement across the country to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated citizens. Steph kite is politics reporter at axios. You can read more about this looking at the hard truth series at Axios Dot Com. We'll be back in fifteen seconds with what's ahead for tonight's presidential debate. Cova nineteen is changing markets industries and the global economy. You can hear the latest insights from Goldman Sachs experts and thought leaders at GS DOT com slash covid nineteen or on any of your favorite podcasts platforms. Welcome back to axios today. Yesterday I hosted an instagram live with axios Co founder Mike Allen, which took audience questions about the elections and the debates and I wanted to share part of that conversation with you the first question I asked him was about mail in ballots in which states can start counting early. So there's one that matters and that's Because the theory is if joe by complete. Away. Flora. And then if you north throw on as a cherry on top, what we thought was going to be week or even election month. To a regular old election night because Florida goes ahead, count your balance as they come in ad, which seems like the logical way to do it. We know from the court ruling just the other day. Pennsylvania Michigan they'll have three days to. Traditionally states have done as a security measure at some word open ballots. Ground, but now I think this is just one way the voting is going to change. So we have a question about tomorrow night's debate. What will look like in contrast to the previous debate that change where automatically the other guys microphone will be turned off during the two minutes the the personnel to talk is going to happen for both them and so I think that we will get you hear more the big piece of advice that the doctors are telling president is just let him talk because they the word tot he may get into a trend. So the advice he's getting is to hold back but how often does president trump? Advice given. I can answer that question and it's now. Allen is the CO founder of axios. A.
Senior military officials quarantining after Coast Guard admiral tests positive for covid-19
"Appears the Corona virus crisis he's spreading to the Pentagon. CNN's reporting. The top U. S. General Mark Millie and several members of the senior Pentagon leadership are now quarantining after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for Corona virus. This news comes as President Trump spends his first full day back of the executive match in the White House. After leaving Walter Reed Medical Center President Trump will continue Corona virus treatments at the White House and his doctors say he's not out of the woods yet. We know that first week people can have symptoms that can be serious, but they may they may be relatively milder than the second week when you suddenly get inflammation, this inflammatory phase and that's where people can really very quickly go south. The president's team has not shared some key details about his condition. In a new poll from Axios 23% of those surveyed say the president being covert positive makes them less likely to trust him to provide accurate Corona virus information. 17% say it makes them more likely to trust the president, CBS News correspondent Skylar Henry for us from the White House, the president's doctor says Mr Trump's vital signs. And physical exam remains stable and overall, the president continues to do extremely
Trump gets experimental drug aimed at curbing severe illness
"President Trump in first Lady Melania Trump test positive for Covad 19 coming up in a few minutes, we're going to check in with Elena train. She's the White House reporter for Axios. And is about it's plugged in. Is anyone with what's going on there right now, and the events that have unfolded over the past 24 hours. The president is about to make his way to Walter Reed Hospital. Marine One is standing by at the White House right now, the White House is saying that he's being moved there as a precautionary measure. Of course, we'll continue to monitor that storyline as well. Right now. I want to go straight to the hotline and joining us. For some expert analysis of these major developments is Dr Marissa Levin, director of the Center for Leadership and Public Health Practice and professor at the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Dr Levine thank you for joining us and let me start with some basics on this Corona virus we're hearing about when people tested positive when they became Symptomatic. What should everyone know and understand about the early stages of this virus. Good evening. It's great to be with you. The most important thing is that there may not be any symptoms and the critical thing is too. Really take full precautions to prevent catching this forest. I think what we're seeing today shows us that this is an easily transmitted virus basically got through the security of the White House. On. That means pretty much. Anybody can catch it if we let our guard down. Can individuals tests negative today but begin to experience symptoms or tests positive within the next few days? Yeah, That's a great question, because It could take a few days three or four before we actually Khun get a positive test after you've been exposed. So if we know you have an exposure say today, often they'll be a waiting period of about 4 to 7 days actually do a test just to be sure. And during that time, the critical thing for folks is you really need to quarantine yourself meaning separate yourself from other people. So you don't spread it, potentially, you have it. It's been the toughest thing about this virus. You can have it and not even know it but still spread it. For those experiencing mild symptoms or even moderate symptoms right now, and it appears that a couple of individuals who are part of this outbreak are feeling those kinds of symptoms. When could they start to subside or in a worst case scenario, get more severe. So generally, What happens is in the first week to 10 Days is the time period where we see either progression or resolution, and people who end up getting hospitalized usually get hospitalized somewhere. Around 10 to 14 days, maybe a little earlier after they've started symptoms, And so that's why we often see when we're seeing those numbers every day. That there's a lag time if the numbers go up. Until we actually see hospitalizations and then You know. Unfortunately, people are dying from this. Unfortunately, most people don't have symptoms and do well but but dying from this is the latest outcome. That takes Anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. Really? To really show itself in the community, so that's a natural progression for somebody who's going to get worse. But the important thing is, most people do very well. The issue we have is if you're older, if you have underlying health issues You are at risk of complications and even death. And you really have to be careful to make sure you don't pick it up in the first place. And on that no President Trump's advanced age is wait. All concerns that are obviously getting a lot of attention talk a little bit more about how that factors into one's ability to recover. Sure, you know, we know a lot more now about Coke, and we know that age alone is a risk factor for more severe illness and death. One way to think about it is For people in their seventies. Based on everything we've seen, particularly in the United States and developed countries. Off 40 people who get it. On average. One person will die. So the good news is 39 people will recover. They may have some lingering effects or some other side effects that are concerning Um, but that's that's pretty significant and as your age goes up, it's even more likely to happen. Contrast that with people in their twenties, one average Yeah, you need to have about 20,000 young people at the age of 22 c one death on average. That's on average, and we had to that. In addition to age concerns, like high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, other underlying lung conditions, diabetes Then your risk goes up, regardless of age. So these are important things for everybody in the community to take notice, Because at the end of the day, you kind of have to figure out what our own risk is. And then put in place appropriate protection. I'm joined by Dr Marissa Levin, director of the Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice and professor of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Of course, we're talking about the story today. The president and first lady Melania Trump testing positive For covert 19 President Trump is about to make his way to Walter Reed Hospital. And what we're hearing from the White House is that this is a precautionary measure. The president will undergo some testing. Can you talk a little bit about some of the things that his doctors air likely monitoring him for? Sure, and let me send my wishes, speedy recovery to the end to the first lady and everybody who's picking up covert. Unfortunately, so the critical thing now is To make sure that we're knowing more about the progression. They don't have a lot of Good data that we can get early on. You really just have to monitor people make sure that they're supported fully. They're getting enough fluid there, eating well resting. But most importantly, no if the tide's turned for the worst, because We've heard that the president has gotten in experimental treatments, which shows promise on that could be very helpful, but we also need to know if the tide turns for worsening. When to use went to implement some of the other present therapies that have worked for people who are hospitalized. Mom, We know a lot more now. Our own positions in the Tampa Bay region have learned a lot and we don't see death as readily as when what we saw today in New York, with the first outbreaks Partly because we've learned that there are some things that could really help. That's what will be watching the positions will be watching for and then make decisions in terms of other therapies that could be and probably time. You mentioned the experimental treatment that the president is apparently receiving Regeneron's Polly clonal anti body drug. What can you tell us about that? What do we know about that? So we know a lot about the virus in its structure and how it catches the cells in our body on what's happened here is that this company has produced About to monitor called monoclonal antibodies, which are very specific to Ah play 18 on the surface of the virus called Spike Protein, one that connects to ourselves. And the idea here is that those antibodies will block so that there can't be a connection to the virus, and that then allows the body to go ahead and try to clear the virus. So Again. It's early. It's still experimental. We don't have all the data, but the company's at least saying that there's some positive signs for that. But I think that's obviously why the president being afforded the opportunity to use that. Again. We're learning as we go. We're learning a lot more about this virus, its effects and how to mitigate it. So I think it's important for all your listeners to remember to stay up today and make sure that they know what we know about the virus so that they can Take the appropriate
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
"Welcome back to axios today president trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. After the November election, we want to make sure the election is honest and I'm not sure that it can be i. don't I don't know that it can be in response. Democrats are assembling a vast legal team Hans Nichols is here to explain more hunts what exactly are Democrats trying to prepare for their trying to prepare? For every contingency and they've been scarred on this in the past namely Bush v Gore in two thousand where a lot of Democrats think the main mistake that was made was stopping the vote count and so you have some democratic while you're saying, you can't make that mistake again, you can't have the Supreme Court come and stop the recount one of the scenarios that you all were reporting out for the piece that you. DID WAS THE TITANIC SCENARIO? Can you explain what that might be? Pennsylvania is the biggest concern it could be other states you could see something in Florida as well. But the issue is, is that on election day through combination of ballots cast either in person mail an absentee that there's one slate of electors and that they're going to go to Washington say we're all for Joe Biden or we're all. For Donald Trump in this case, they'd be for Joe Biden and there would be a separate slate of electors that selected by the legislature that says actually worth legitimate wants you can't trust all the Malin boats you have to rival competing dueling camps that both go to Washington and bovine to be annoyed as the real actual representation of the state of Pennsylvania, and then you have to have congress try to. Figure out which one is legitimate. You also have the potential that the supreme court is deadlocked it four four 'cause repeater GINSBURG hasn't been replaced and on top of this, it gets thrown in the House of Representatives which it's unclear where they stand on this because they have to be seated on January. Third bottom line is these are worst case scenarios I think we need to be clear that all. These potential doomsday scenarios aren't forwarding possibilities. It's totally possible. You just heard that there's a biden landslide or even a trump victory that's close but convincing. So lawyers get paid to think around corners if they get paid to think of these contingencies and this is one of the things they're thinking about they're preparing for it and they're ready to take it all the way to the highest.
YouTube Launches TikTok Rival in the Only Market Where TikTok is Banned
"The first rule of facing off against a big competitor is find a market where you have an advantage. That's why Youtube chose India to test its new shorts announced last week. It's an inapt feature that lets users make fifteen second looped videos with graphic sound effects and music. Sound, familiar well, it's meant to compete with Tik Tok the short video app that seems to be everywhere these days everywhere except India that is we'll get to that in just a moment youtube is trying to set shorts apart from and court creators away from rival Tiktok in a few key ways, I video site is touting its reach more than two billion monthly users also shorts. Icons are prominently displayed on the Youtube. APP. To get people use it more traffic to the site means more potential is on your video and that can amount to big money for some short form content creators in its announcement. Youtube even hinted that it's the Oh. Gee of short form video noting that the very first Youtube upload was in eighteen second clip called me at the zoo. Of course youtube is the only social media company making a run at Tiktok in August instagram launched instagram reels like it's short-form friends reels also lets users create fifteen second loop videos with all the bells and whistled and like Youtube instagram integrated reels into its APP. You'll find it at the bottom of the instagram camera on a call with reporters. Company executive said that the tool is embedded in instagram because it's hard to get mass adoption of a standalone APP according to a report in axios. But reels hasn't been the success story instagram hoped for it makes the camera more complicated and fields quote tacked on according to a review in the verge. It's easy to miss reels videos entirely because they look just like regular videos in your feet. TIKTOK has been the dominant player in the short form video space, but the company has had some shall we say distractions of late in June India banned TIKTOK and dozens of other APPS for being security threats that shutdown roughly a third of techniques two billion downloads according to censor tower and APP information firm. The company has also been embroiled in a high profile, high stakes bidding war for its US operations, as well as a geopolitical dispute between president. Trump and China, but tick Tock keeps on ticking usage is still growing despite the APP setbacks last week, the company announced it had one hundred million active monthly users in Europe. It had already surpassed that number in the US. The Chinese version of tiktok called doyenne tripled its user base over the past two years. It now has six hundred million active daily users when discussing tiktok growth potential one social media analysts. Till CNBC quote, you ain't seen nothing yet. As for youtube shorts, it's already behind the curve. axios says APPs like thriller and Dub Smash Already. Compete with Tiktok and have widespread adoption and snapchat looks like it's gearing up for its own tiktok challenge tech crunch reported in July. With so much competition the short form video market is crowded to say the least we'll just have to wait and see if you too short's ends up getting more than fifteen seconds.
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"Back to axios today earlier this week Walmart announced they wanna cut their operational missions two zero by twenty forty and Walmart's just one of many companies making pledges like this. Then came in covers energy for axios and has been reporting on why these announcements feel like an inflection point when it comes to corporate sustainability pledges, these pledges have been growing number and now encompassed many of the world's largest corporations were also seeing an evolution of them in a way that becomes a little bit more tangible and specific, and perhaps a little bit less gauzy and airy. Now, some skepticism is warranted here. Of course, there's a long history of corporate greenwashing and these are not laws these are. Non Binding commitments, but with that throat clearing, aside, there is reason to think that some of the world's largest energy producers and energy users are starting to take steps that for a little bit more meat on the bones of some of these bigger wider longer term ideas took him. We talk about some of that meat. So when Walmart puts date on it, they say twenty forty, what are they saying they're going to do by two thousand, forty two at Walmart is saying that they're going to do is have their trucks and their headquarters and their buildings all over the world and such they want to have those bs zero carbon emissions. What interested me about Wal pledge is they said They were going to do this without offsets and essentially carbon offsets while they can be a very useful tool in the fight against climate change. What you're essentially doing is sort of paying someone else to deal with your problems, right so you're paying for clean energy projects and perhaps a far flung place or forestry project elsewhere, which is a very useful thing. But at the end of the day, if you're relying only on offsets, you're still a big polluter. What the Walmart pledged shows is not only are we seeing more companies make these types of commitments, but they're getting a little bit more concrete and less reliant on some type of work around obviously the most important part about this. Is How much of this will lead to change is too soon to ask that no I don't think it's too soon at all tasks that Tang very early in very close attention to whether these companies are actually caring through is a really important thing to do I think another important thing to keep in mind here is that you can't silo this off from state policies and more importantly national policies. Gigantic multinational companies have a lot of power, but they're also saying that this is both a corporate level decision, but also a policy decision and that's something that they can certainly try to influence with their lobbying might and their advocacy might, but it's not something that they directly control necessarily. Came in writes the axios generate newsletter. Two hundred thousand Americans have died from the coronavirus SIM makers, XS healthcare editor, and he's here now to talk about that. Emily just corona virus news where we at Thinking about projections of the toll in this country, I think it depends how long it goes on. We are right now averaging somewhere in the neighborhood of eight hundred deaths today that's a little bit lower than it used to be. So that's improvement. But if this goes on for another eight months or closer to another year, if we don't have any vaccines or anything like that through the winter, and there's a lot of reason to believe that things will get worse than the decimate go up as the weather gets colder we are in for a lot more suffering. And speaking of a vaccine, we also learned yesterday that the FDA may be announcing tougher standards. Yeah. That's right. This is reporting in the Washington Post that says the FDA is upping what it wants to see from some of these clinical trials for the vaccines that are underway now. So that will know a little bit more about these products about how well they work in different populations a better sense of how drug works for us of. Era Case. So I think these are very easily defensible standards. It'll probably come sometime between October and January which I know feels like a long time but vaccine development usually takes years on end. So that's actually a very short window. So there was some chance that the FDA could give a product emergency authorization before the election that's now probably less likely but in the bigger picture that doesn't really change the timeline on which people won't.
First debate topics include coronavirus, Supreme Court
"Because I've got This news, So we know now the topics of the debate And Axios tweeted. Justin. The Commission for Presidential Debates, has released the topic for the first debate the day after my birthday, September 29th So the topics Yeah, I know. The topics are thus Trump and Biden records. Nobody cares Supreme Court, Corona virus, the economy, race and violence in our cities and the integrity of the election. Now. I don't see China anywhere on here. I assume that that's going to be in the cove ID section right that shit If it doesn't dominate that, it's just this is all garbage. So that just came out the topics for the first debate. My
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"NYLA Boudou here's how we're making you smarter today Joe Biden Challenges President. Trump over violence in Portland. And how you should think about presidential election polls I though the American recession inside a recession is today's one big thing. In March president trump said, he believed to economic recovery would come quickly after corona virus lockdowns led to record unemployment and business closures. But now economists even Fed officials are taking a rare public stance warning that without another stimulus package from Congress were likely facing a long-term recession that persists even if there is an approved vaccine, Dion Rowen is the markets editor at. axios. So obviously, the corona virus pandemic has the recession and GDP in the. Second. Quarter was the worst reading that we've ever had. What you're seeing now is as the coronavirus pandemic has not been fully dealt with, and that's leading to more layoffs and declining business in industries that weren't even directly impacted by the endemic. So Dion, if people thought, we would bounce back after the recession caused by the pandemic. How much longer will it be for recovery? Now, a lot of it depends on what happens with the virus and What happens with Congress right now, Congress is an recess. The Senate is on vacation former Fed chair. Janet Yellen wrote a blistering op-ed that was titled. The Senate is on. Vacation while American Starve and it really highlights the new activist role that a lot of economists and members of the Federal Reserve playing saying to Congress Hey, you guys need to pass more fiscal stimulus and that's a pretty big deal as a former business reporter. I know firsthand. How rare it is for the Fed to comment on what Congress is or should be doing. So take a listen to this. It's Neil Cash Cari he's the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Congress should use this opportunity to support the American people and the American economy, and until we have that real confidence, not just wishful thinking but in the data real evidence that it's safe, we're not gonNA have a meaningful economic recovery. Dion. What are the metrics that you're seeing that indicate to you? This recession is going to be prolonged because this pandemic kid was unlike anything that we've ever seen before a lot of banks on Wall Street started looking at real time data and you saw from April in May and into June, the numbers fell and they raced back and then at the end of July when these enhanced unemployment benefits expired for about thirty million people, you saw a really significant decline we're seeing it in spending. You're seeing it in terms of more layoffs, less hiring more businesses, closing their doors. It's turning from this once in a lifetime phenomenon into a traditional recession and those are particularly.
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"Like. Bus Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote. But I the record-breaking West Coast Heatwave is today's one big thing. In. The West Coast is experiencing intense heat waves right now temperatures and California's Death Valley yesterday hit one hundred and thirty degrees Fahrenheit which of that holds would be earth's hottest recorded temperature almost a century and maybe the hottest ever on record. And in the middle of pandemic, this is highlighting a whole new set of problems including how to store newer greener forms of energy. A lot of these worst case scenario is really playing out in California, and so that's where you're seeing the debate about these prolonged heat waves like what we're seeing a death valley but really across the states and also the first rolling blackouts at the state has turned pose in almost twenty years amy harder is an energy reporter for axios. She lives on the West Coast and has been experiencing this heatwave firsthand in California. They're imposing rolling blackouts to avoid a complete shutdown of the entire system that's because of our first problem. The unprecedented demand from everyone in quarantine power often spikes around five o'clock in the afternoon when people are getting home from work and that's when people will turn on their air conditioners now. So many people are working from home such as myself. I'm in my apartment with my portable rental, A..
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"The latest AXIOS A-X-I-O-S Corona Virus Index poll is out, and it's all about social bubbles David, neither is one of the managing editors at axios. Social bubbles are when people kind of. Put together their own groups of people like anybody. They know outside the family, but it's gotta be somebody that they know and they trust. These are the people that they're going out and socializing with how many Americans are saying? They're doing that? Forty seven percent of Americans, so almost half of Americans are doing some form of this now where they say they are. This is about the first thing I've seen with the coronavirus that is not a partisan split fifty. Fifty percent of Democrats and forty nine percent of Republicans. What do you think these findings represent? They show Americans trying to cope with the situation they're in. It's a recognition that this is not going to be over anytime soon and yet you've got to see some people. So who can you socialize with? Who can you trust? It's GonNa. Be People that you know and they're just looking for any safeway that they can rebuild some semblance of a social life. David neither is one of the managing editors for axes. Thanks David. Thank you. Before we end today show. I wanted to tell you about one man who's walking three hundred miles from North Carolina to Washington DC. It's something walking. Marine Terry sharp has done eat different types bringing awareness to the fact that we're losing twenty two veterans suicide every day. so many people have an idea that this is happening Terry's walk ten to sixteen miles every day this month, and so far he's raised twenty thousand dollars for a nonprofit that works with wounded.
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"I believe the most part you can trust respected medical authorities. You know I believe I'm one of them, so I think you can trust me, but I would stick with respected medical authorities who have a track record of telling the truth. That's Dr Anthony Th. Ouchi who was attacked by White House staffer Peter Navarro in the newspaper op ED earlier this week. Navarro accused Dr Fauci being wrong about and I'm just going to use a quote here. Everything they interacted on, and that's just the latest in a series of efforts to undermine public health. Health officials so the most recent thing is the trump administration has ordered hospitals around the country to start sending some of their coronavirus information over the heads of the, CDC, to have cut the CDC out of its role in the process. So now this information is going directly to the health and Human Services Department. Instead of the CDC seem Baker is the health editor for Axios I. Asked him what it means for the CDC fight against the pandemic Tanakh. Get information like this directly, so the CDC will still have access to this information. Here to anyone who's being even a little bit of attention to the inside parlor game of all that the CDC is on the outs they are briefings have been shut down since I. WanNa say February or March because they warned that this was going to be very bad. So the less that they are listened to Damore you see the virus continued spread, and it's not like if everyone had been nice to Anthony Fauci than we wouldn't have any more cases. I'm not trying to overstate it like that, but these are the people who've said look. Look! You've got to take this thing really seriously. You gotTa wear the mask you gotta do the social distancing. Here's how we open school safely and every time these new public health messages come out you have either trump directly or political White House officials, saying we don't like that because it represents a reality that no one likes, but it is reality. Can you frame where we are at right now? In this country with our cove map? Yes, we actually just updated our mathis morning and cases are rising in thirty six states, which is pretty bad. Seeing cases get worse all across the country in every region by a pretty significant amount. So what are you thinking i? Mean when you put all this together. How public health officials are being undermined? And we're not getting control on this virus. I think it's a pretty straight line, right? We have a pandemic. That is not Donald Trump's fault. It's not any politicians fault at all, but started point a and it. It is. Don't listen to the people who do this for a living. It's pretty easy to get to point B of you. Don't control the pandemic and it keeps spreading keeps killing people, and until you start listening to the expert advice, even though those people can make mistakes, too. They do know the most about this even if they don't know everything and if we don't listen to, them keeps.
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"Making US smarter this morning. TIKTOK becomes the latest punching bag against China, and as Corona virus cases hit new records in some states. It's chaos over schools reopening next month. I facebook fire is today's one big thing. This week. FACEBOOK failed its own civil rights audit. The social network has been used as a platform for mass spread of misinformation, leading to voter suppression harassment against minority groups and encouraging violence. The report concluded facebook's in action led to I'm going to read a direct quote here. A significant setback in civil rights in a freed is the chief technology correspondent and Axios once again. Facebook just sees the world so much differently than its critics to me. It's less about what the audit found. And how differently facebook and it's critics view that same data. Facebook sees it as a problem that they've made A. A lot of progress on and just need to keep working at an ex critic system that still fundamentally broken critics look at facebook as a platform for voter suppression for hate speech for Algorithm ick Bias for discrimination and facebook sees a mostly good thing with a few problems. So what did the critics want facebook to do? There's a bunch of steps having more diverse people involved so everything from you know a chief diversity officer, more diverse leadership, more diverse teams building the products, and that's a familiar criticism of big tax, but they also want to. To See facebook much more proactive when it comes to hate speech, and in particular hate speech from politicians, they're super slow, and their policies make it very tough to take action particularly when it is elected officials that are the ones disseminating hate. They consistently don't WanNa be the arbiter of truth, but fundamentally they created the platform. If it's the platform that is causing these harms, they're the ones in charge of that platform and wonder if you can put this in context for us, like as we're looking at these next few months leading up to our. Our next presidential election. What are you watching for here? The reason this matters so much is how influential facebook is in our collective discussion, and if facebook wasn't as important as it was, you wouldn't see this much discussion and I think what's being missed to some degree is this is actually only going to increase in a world where more and more of us are sheltering in place, I think a case could be made that arguably facebook and other digital platforms are even more important in the twenty twenty election than they were.
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"The world, so we're GONNA. Make you smarter faster on the topics that are changing the world connecting business tech media politics science. All make for great conversations all day in Mike and the you talked about I think there's a really interesting philosophy that happens that I'm learning a lot about at Axios, just about how all of those things you mentioned are actually related when we're starting extras. We realized that just being up to speed on a topic or to wasn't enough. In this revolutionary transforming world, you had to see how things connect and collide. How Tech Hooks onto business, hell, politics and media interplay, so it's those collisions that are GonNa make for conversations on Xu's. Xu's today and so Mike. The best thing is. We're going to do all of this. And just ten minutes actually means worthy in Greek. We've always tried to be worthy of your time and attention, and now we're going to be worthy of your ears. It's actually a little crazy to try to launch this. Daily News podcast in the middle of a pandemic. We're actually doing this via zoom so you and I can practice responsible social distancing, but I wonder if you can tell me why. You think this is so important to launch now. I'm live from my bedroom in Arlington Virginia because you said that's where would give us the best sound, but we realized that in this moment when the world is changing, when the pandemic is still on people's minds, when Rachel Justice is now at the center of the global.