30 Burst results for "Ben Rhodes"
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Kevin McCarthy's Bid to Be House Speaker Is in Jeopardy
"America, bonjour, high candidate you here at live inside the beltway on the Monday after an election Jake Sherman of punchbowl news joins me. Good morning, Jake. How are you? How are you? I'm good. I'm recovering. I mean, the browns were the perfect capstone to the worst non personal week I've had in a long time when they got blown up by the dolphins, but Jake, I got one question before we get into specific. In 2016, the GOP on election eve was poised to endure a wipe out. It'll be level. Instead, the Democrats got wiped out. In 2022, the GOP was poised to win a wave and instead they got a tsunami in Florida, they got away from New York and everywhere else that is quo. Which was the worst loss. The Democrats in 2016 are the Republicans in 2022. I don't know the answer to that. They're both kind of unique in their own way. I'd say this. A lot of people who are trying to figure out what the hell happened. And there's not been any real satisfactory answers. And I'm looking forward to in the next about our getting to the capitol and started to report this out. Yeah, I actually don't think we're going to know for weeks. What happened? And it's going to be 50 different stories in 50 different states. My take on my own question is that recency bias leaves people with the broken leg feeling the worst and so the Republicans are feeling the worst right now, but if you look at it over a history, 2016 will be the pivotal point. You've got Ben Rhodes sitting on the curb in almost crying and Republicans are going to win the house. I think they're going to win the house. I think the latest is two 20 to two 15 at the worst, maybe two 22 to two 13 at the best. What do you hear? That's how I assess wasserman kornacki and decision desk. The three go tos on nonpartisan analysis. Yes, I think two 22 is their best hope. McCarthy was telling people last week that he thought it would. He thought that it would get up to two 30. That's not going to happen. So I think listen, I think, I think they'll control the house you, but I think it's going to be a very small and very unmanageable majority. And we report in punchable news this morning about some of the, let's call them asks that the right is asking of Kevin McCarthy in order to get their vote. I mean, I'm not convinced. Let me put it this way. If we're at two 22, if Republicans are at two 22, McCarthy could lose four votes. I could give you four people that today, I've got a lot of money would never vote for Kevin McCarthy. So I think it's a big, I think McCarthy's hopes of being speaker are I don't want to say they're far off. I think they're just, I think it's just going to be really tricky for him.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Breaking Down the Obama 'Apology Tour'
"Now, in a unique way, as a graduate of president Obama is a Harvard Law graduate as you are, you're carrying a rifle and a war zone, president Obama is off on the apology tour. How did that feel? Because you know that that's an ideologue. That's not a commander in chief. That's an ideologue spouting Ben Rhodes written nonsense. The metternich and the MSNBC is out there feeding him lines, which just doesn't match up with your reality walking point. Yeah, well, as I say in all these strong Barack Obama was the most ideological president since Woodrow Wilson, he's an example of what Jean kirkpatrick famously said about the Democrats that blame America first Democrat. And we took that tour in the spring of 2000 winter in spring of 2009. He continued to apologize for he viewed as America sands. Remember, it was on the apology tour when he denigrated American exceptionalism, which most Americans hold dear, saying it was no different from Greeks thinking Greece's exceptional or the British thinking Great Britain is exceptional, which is rarely Obama's way of saying that it's just kind of an outdated and obsolete chauvinism for one zone that we should really all transcend our petty patriotism. And become what Obama declared himself in the 2008 campaign, a citizen of the world. So it makes a certain sense that he would go on that kind of apology tour. Because he is deeply hostile to American power and America's unique leadership role in the world. In fact, he said, his client not only was strong, that no world order should elevate one nation above the other. Most
Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
Trump Wants 'His' Documents Back
"Trump is asking the Supreme Court to give his documents back which are our documents not his documents and also he belongs in prison for it because the classified and probably nuclear secrets. Okay, good. Your thoughts? Yes. No clear. Well, they gotta give them back. First of all, they were planted, so that's why we need the back. Just to replant them where they were planted to show you if they were planted, so we got to get them back. Many people have said. We just played that. Him saying they're planted again, which of course his lawyers are never going to say, because you can't lie like that in court. Okay, this from The Washington Post piece aides who worked with Trump's White House were not surprised this summer when the FBI found highly classified material in boxes at Mar-a-Lago mixed with news clippings and other items. They had seen such haphazard collections before. During his four years in office, Trump never strictly followed rules and customs for handling sensitive government documents, according to 14 officials from hence administration. Most of whom, of course. Insisted on it. Until I guess their book comes out. To discuss what they call Trump's mishandling of classified information, he transcripts of his calls with foreign leaders as well as photos and charts used in his intelligence briefing to his private residence with no explanation. He demanded the letters he exchanged with Kim Jong-un, he kept close at hand so he can show them off to visitors, documents that would ordinarily be kept under lock and key, mingle with piles of newspaper articles in Trump's living quarters and in a dining room he used as his informal office. Someone Carlos was talking was it Ben Rhodes saying, it is always that he is his entire life, thought the rules don't apply to him, right? That Ben Rhodes said, whenever you put these in a burn bag and they are burned immediately, that is how in every other administration, this kind of material was handled.
"ben rhodes" Discussed on WTOP
"Mother on the 8th and when it breaks, his Carlos Ramirez. Thanks Ralph good morning to you. If you're headed in the district, watch out for this one in northeast, looks like betting road is dealing with an axe with a fire department activity. In fact, it looks like Ben Rhodes actually closed between 40th and 41st streets. Do you follow direction through that area? There should be some folks out there telling you exactly where you can and can not go. Also, while we're out there, it looks like up in northeast, are still dealing with the police activity along age street, age street is shut down between 13th and 14th street with some delays in the surrounding areas. Now let's talk about the beltway because it's causing some headaches in our loop as you head past branch avenue while the crash activity has all been moved over to shoulders, all cars and emergency vehicles are both on far left and far right shoulder, which are going to see a slight volume delays folks slow down past the incident. Past that point on the inner loop of the beltway in the local lanes, headed across the Woodrow Wilson bridge, traffic getting by single file to the far right hand side of the roadway, and it does look like there are a few people walking around the bridge itself picking up parts of the vehicles. It sounds like a single vehicle did spin out there through that area. It might be the case that the road's a little bit wet through that area. As you make your way past, they did bump into a few different cars. And so there's things scattered right now. It looks like a police officer did currently just stop a traffic for a moment there as he's picking up some debris off the roadway. So watch out for that, the delays are building. Northbound 95 looks good three 95 has been quiet, 66 has the work zone out near manassas, headed past them on assets rest area, that is single lane is getting by that one with zero delays, no slowdowns at all. Interlude with the bellway in Virginia from 50 to 66, that where grew, things are running slowly, but it's not a significant delay per se. It's really just folks slowing down to move over to that far left lane, and then things are relatively smooth. You're not going to see too much of a slowdown. Carlos Ramirez, WTO traffic. Not a storm team four meteorologist Samara Theodore. Temperatures today are climbing from the 70s into the low 90s. We are in for
The Officer Tatum Show
The Left Who Plead the Fifth
"I'm a finish the list of people who play at the 5th. We can go back through Obama's boy. Ben Rhodes, you know, after he, you know, the Iran deal went south, Congress wanted answers. He sent his buddy Ben roe, a rose. I said, Ben roe, Ben Rhodes. To testify, he played the 5th the whole time. Brian pagliano, the one that was the IT person that with no security clearance was the IT person of Hillary Clinton's private server in our House who got exposed to classified information and all kinds of other stuff. All the government secret everything. This guy didn't work for the government. Anyway, when he had to testify, he evoked the Fifth Amendment a 125 times. Then you had a similar person, similar to Brian, because they were both associated with this private server. And Paul, he was a part of, I think it's called plate. River network, I could be saying it wrong, God forgive me. He was the person responsible of wiping Hillary Clinton's private server with bleach bit. He also refused to testify before the House oversight committee and played the 5th.
The Final Lap
"ben rhodes" Discussed on The Final Lap
"And practiced this week. Let me write that down here because I got my picture, right? Getting you ranch. I think there we go. We mentioned Michael McDowell, William Byron won before that and the other summer race. Yeah, and he's been kind of locked down for the last year as far as being really good on the racetrack so I'd be pretty, I would not be shocked if William Byron won a Daytona 500. Then you got the Denny Hamlin 500, then Justin Haley, which we mentioned somewhere in the show today. Yeah? And then the other data, the other Denny Hamlin 500 wins. You got some picks in there. If you read between the lines a little bit, yeah, and every one of them, then you mentioned here. I know a lot of people say that anyone can win at plate races and that it's very prone to having fluke winners, but everyone you look at in this list, even Michael McDowell. They have been very good at play racing over the years. It's not like there's any weird shock here. There's no just bizarre name. There's not like I came to think of a weird name, but there's not a weird one up here that you go, oh yeah, that guy can't win a plate race. So Justin Haley is a little bizarre. Well, it is just because the team is running for the time, but now he's on a team that is here to compete and actually go for championships and wins. I think Haley is actually in a pretty good spot to show show what he's made of this year. All right. Up next, the actual fantasy NASCAR picks from our guru, rowdy dragon. Is he a guru? I don't know. I would call him a guru in a centric guru. Okay. TfL W's on. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap. Like us. The final lap weekly, getting you ready for this weekend's race. What's going on everybody? You have made it to the final app weekly fantasy segment of the show and I'm your host, rowdy dragon. Who is rowdy dragon? Well, I'm a two time winner here at the final lap weekly. Taking home two championships and I've got a second place finish losing by one mere point. That one hurt. As with real racing folks, every point counts fantasy or not. I've been playing NASCAR fantasy for over 20 years and I'm pretty good at the long game platform. The long game meaning it's season law. Now if you wanna take some of my money, you can jump over to DraftKings. I've got a link on my Twitter profile that'll get you straight to the DraftKings fantasy for the final app weekly. So last season I finished in 5th place, Carrie Murphy finished in 12th and Toby, I think he's still looking for the finish line out there somewhere. However, he did promise to stick it out for the 2022 season. And as usual, I will follow the same format as last season, provided a catch all the race's life. And I'll give shout outs to all the stage winners as well as your weekly winner. I will also give you ideas for your weekly lineups. Based off the step book because this year we got practices and qualifying going on. So those are key tools that you're going to need to help get you through the season. That being said, let's take a look forward to this week's race. Daytona is typically where I stay away from the big guns, particularly this season because we're going into a season with so many unknowns. With the new car, it's smart to play some of the lesser funded teams early. Because one, the field is equal and B, you'll be stretching out your picks. Now by.
The Final Lap
"ben rhodes" Discussed on The Final Lap
"For that and I can tell you it's a really it's a really fun brand. They've been around for a long time. They're kind of iconic. But it's not what people think. And they want to partner with us to get some good visibility and say, you know, look, we're actually, we're pretty cool. Honestly, it's been pretty, you know, it's been pretty changing for me. I met these folks and they kind of explain their story and we've gone to their location that it's really it's really unique. I'm really excited about what they do. So, you know, I hope we can represent them further than just Daytona. Hopefully hopefully more racism won. That's actually good to hear that you have sponsorships or sponsors in general companies coming into NASCAR. That you're excited about. Yeah, well, you know, I think you have to have some sort of excitement or passion for the people you partner with, otherwise it's kind of an empty and empty thing, right? It's a logo on your truck. And you don't even know what's on your truck. I'm kind of the opposite. I like to be involved in what's neat is these people that you meet in the sport. They're all usually pretty good people and they all have such an amazing story with the companies that are with. And I always just found the whole networking piece very, very interesting. Looking at the upcoming NASCAR season as a whole. Do you remember a time when there's been this much excitement around just the entire sport of NASCAR? No. Well, you know, not really, the times that I started watching NASCAR, I was so young that, you know, I really didn't perceive all that excitement. It was my own excitement. I was 7 years old, 6 years old and those were some really good times and NASCAR. You know, 2003, four, 5. It's the stuff that legends are made of. But now, modern times, yeah, this is a ton of excitement. I think, you know, the next gen cup car is a big contributor to that. But the truck series itself are series itself has been so it's just been packed with competitors. It's just been so impact and if I look back at my history and the truck series, I think it is harder now to win a race, harder now to win a championship than ever before. For sure, for sure. Now as a driver and as a fan, what do you expecting to see? Let's say you've already won your truck series race. And you're sitting down to watch the Daytona 500. What do you expecting out of those cup guys? You know, I'm gonna expect maybe some hesitation, like a little bit of hesitation to start. I don't think they're gonna risk it all initially. I think all those cup drivers are very, very smart. They're methodical. And I really feel like you might not see them push it like you would, the old style cut car because they don't know what to expect yet. You don't know what's gonna break. You don't know how the bumpers are going to line up. You don't know really how they're going to drive and a huge pack like that. I mean, I know they did some testing, but this is the racing environment now. Things change and it happens fast. So if I was a cup driver, I would take it slow. Where are you going to be watching the race? I'm actually going to fly back home. The night before that, I'm going with I'm going with my engineer out to local late model track. We're going to help him out and see if we can get a win with him. And then I'm going to fly home and hopefully be on the couch watching the Daytona 500 and next to my next to my family and my puppy. All right, sounds good. And last question, what's your daily driver? You try and maybe nudge Toyota to get a Supra out of them or what? That's actually what I'm in right now. I love it. Awesome. I gotta say, look, I was skeptical. I was skeptical when they said the super was coming back because you know I really enjoyed those cars, my dad had a Supra when he was about my age. And so I don't know, it just felt right. And they knocked it out of the park. I mean, it's got really good power stock. There's so many options you can do to them to customize them. And what I think is really fun is the fact that it's got the room in the back. It's spacious enough yet nimble and quick. It's just like the total package. That's perfect for a race car driver. Yeah, well, not on the road. I'm going to get myself in trouble. Yeah. Yeah, you get plenty of the horsepower over at the track. All right, Ben Rhodes, I totally appreciate the time. 20, 21, NASCAR truck series champion. I'll say it one more time. Best of luck throughout the season and especially this coming weekend at Daytona. Yeah, thanks so much and I love hearing it. So we can keep it going too. The final lap dot com. The final app weekly is back. Here's your host Carrie Murphy and Toby Christie, just a couple of.
The Final Lap
"ben rhodes" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Everybody's talking about the next gen Cup Series car. But you just mentioned a bunch of changes coming to you guys as well. So how do you deal with that heading into this season? Well, you know, the good part is that the folks that I have on my specific crew, this 90 19 have a lot of experience with bump stops. It's technology that's been around for a long time. It's been used in late models really, really heavily. And of course it's used in the Xfinity series and it was in the cup. So I feel like we're well versed. And the preparation is really just having the knowledge on how to implement it. And so far, we've got the right people. So that gives me a lot of comfort going into Daytona and really the whole 2022 season. And Daytona is this weekend. I mean, how do you prepare for that? What are you going to be doing? What are some of the things on your checklist? Well, you know, we prepare with simulation as far as the driver goes at most race tracks. But they told her that's not necessarily the case. I mean, it's just something that you have to be in and experience and really just it's something that you have to look back at and look at video and look at your notes and really you just have to have the experience. It's so unique. Yeah, absolutely. So what is your outlook for the upcoming season for 2022? You've got a championship under your belt that has your goals changed? You know, I think the big goal for this year is to try to get 5 wins. I mean, that's the most I've ever had for sure, but it's doable. But it stays within the same mantra of making sure that we're smooth and consistent and we're not missing our marks and there's no mistakes and, you know, if you can do all of that, you should be finishing more laps than anybody else. You should be finishing the top ten every race. And those are goals of ours. I think they're doable. They're really tough. And no mistakes is the absolute foundation of that. We're on with defending truck series champion Ben Rhodes. And overall, as a NASCAR driver, what do you think your goals are for, say, the next 5 years? You know, I haven't really thought out that far, actually. All right, three years. Well, I'm notorious for taking it race by race and I mean, you can say season by season, but really, I'm raised by race. I try to have one eye looking towards the championship at the end of 2022 or the end of the race season. And then one eye on the race that's in front of me. I am notorious for not looking much further than that. It's funny, a lot of people ask me last year. Did you ever think you were going to run a Cup race at Sonoma? And I say, no, absolutely not. Grateful for the opportunity. But my focus has been so heavily geared towards what I'm doing with this truck championship that I haven't even looked at anything. And really I'm so happy at Thor sport racing. It would be it would have to be really something for me to even take my focus off of the truck series. I'm just so happy. You mentioned, oh, that's great. That's great to hear. You mentioned Thor sport. What's the lineup looking like in terms of sponsorships and drivers and all that stuff for this year? Well, I'm really excited. We've got a sponsor where announcing here at Daytona. So I can't spill the beans just yet. But you can look for that and I can tell you it's a really it's a really fun brand. They've been around for a long time. They're kind of iconic. But it's not what people think. And they want to partner with us to get some good visibility and say, you know, look, we're actually, we're pretty.
The Final Lap
"ben rhodes" Discussed on The Final Lap
"At Phoenix. Still just always on the track. Just there he is. And finally, we mentioned Greg Biffle. We mentioned his cool paint scheme. He's in the 44 car. Are we hearing anything beyond this race? So, I mean, you know, he's ineligible for Cup Series points, which signals he won't be full-time. The 44 team has indicated they want to run the majority of the 2022 season. They haven't said whether that would be with Biffle as the driver. I do think Biffle will run some select races. Maybe the plate race is just because he knows that any car has a chance there. No matter how the car is prepared to set and the other even though all these cars seem pretty equal at this point. But I think by remaining ineligible for points, what he's done is he's kind of signaled that he's looking at possibly running some truck races. It's no secret that he likes to run the triple truck challenge because of the huge financial bonus that's given a drivers that win that. And by not being eligible for Cup Series points, he makes himself eligible potentially for that bonus. I wouldn't be surprised to see him run a couple truck races later in the year. Good to see him back either way. That's very cool. Either way, it's awesome. 52 years old, he's been out of the Cup Series since what? Like 2000 17 or so. It's awesome to see Greg Biffle back. Hey, coming up next, we've got the 2021 NASCAR truck series champion Ben Rhodes. Woohoo. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap. Like us. This is the final lap weekly. On the final app with us today is Ben Rhodes, otherwise known as the 2021 NASCAR truck series champion, welcome to the show. Yeah, hey, thanks for having me. Excited to be here. Can you believe it's time to start racing yet again? You know what? Not really. The off season went by so quick and, you know, it seems like every year that Daytona, you know, we're prepared for it, but it still kind of sneaks up on you a bit. Like there's always a little more that you think you can get out of the truck a little more that you think you can do. And before you know it, it's time to put it in the holler and ship it down to Daytona. Yeah, absolutely. Now do you ever get does it ever get old hearing what I just called you, truck series champion? You know what? No. And actually, I didn't hear you say it at first. But now, could you say it again? Yeah, absolutely. Ben Rhodes, 2021, NASCAR truck series champion. Oh yeah, I'm melting right now. That's awesome. It's pretty awesome stuff. All right. Off season is behind us did you get it to get to do anything fun to get your mind off racing a little bit? Yeah, you know, for, well, for one, I actually just got back from the Florida keys last week. We went down to kind of spend some time getting some sunshine.
The Al Franken Podcast
"ben rhodes" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"Today's podcast is a conversation with a ben. Rhodes who is deputy national security adviser for president obama and we talk about afghanistan. Of course our twenty year war on terror. We took our eye off the ball in our our foreign policy and ignored things like climate and china and democracy all to our into the world's detriment then yesterday the terrorist attack at the kabul airport Leaving a lot of people. Dead including thirteen american servicemen Sometimes i say this. Podcast is like the daily without the resources of the new york times. And that's that's a joke. It's just me. And peter and we have the very talented celia engineering in new york with us today here. So we recorded with. Ben rose on wednesday before the attack. Ben warns about the possibility of that attack in our conversation. This is is just another very sad day in this war. Very tragic exit. I discuss the various miscalculations. Intelligence failures led to chaos. We've seen in in kabul. I of course was a. Us senator from two thousand nine two thousand eighteen in two thousand nine as we were ramping up the surge in afghanistan. I went with michigan. Senator carl levin carl who was a great senator And died just a couple of weeks ago Was at the time the chairman of the armed services committee We spend a couple of days. There stayed at the embassy. Met with the ambassador. Met with general mcchrystal commander at the time with the general in charge of training. The afghan troops met with a few members of the afghan parliament. Basically it was a dog and pony. Show the the only valuable information. I i got really Came from a member of the parliament. We had dinner at the embassy. He told me that afghanistan was tribal. And that you're only held in esteem. If you were corrupt on behalf of your tribe you took care of your own. That's what made a good man. Someone who is loyal to his tribe and took care of them to this day. That's the one piece of information i got as a senator that has helped me make sense of how doomed the idea of nation building was there from from the beginning a few months ago i had bill kristol the.
"ben rhodes" Discussed on Kickass News
"That now. Like in the united states begin to address these things but we can kind of connect this sense particularly among young people globally. That things are moving in the wrong direction. And how can we learn from each other about different strategies whether their political strategies or kind of protest strategies to to push back so that the the pendulum swings back in the other direction. Because you know it sounds weird bimbo one thing that gives me hope is that everybody thought this was settled in the other direction. Third years ago right. Oh inevitably china will become more democratic over time inevitably. This'll things you're going to get better. Well that wasn't inevitable. Stunned inevitable now that the future belongs to putin g and trump and the rest of these guys but it i think pretty substantial global awakening and hopefully that's happening well in terms of the us. Can we still rely on these guardrails of our democracy at a time when we really can't even agree on what democracy is or what democracy is supposed to look like. We can't I think we learned in the trump years the guardrails that To use a like the wonky word but a so much of our democracy depend on norms as much as kind of affirmed guardrails like nobody I mean the first time. I remember thinking about this before. Trump even took office like they're actually weren't laws about preventing someone from seeking foreign interference in election. Because just. nobody assumed that someone would do that. You know and i think part of what trump demonstrated is you know if you're willing to try to use every nor if you're willing to turn your justice department in new vehicle the go after political opponents. Are you willing to spread disinformation and false information. Every day like nothing just automatically stops that democracy is a living organism. You know democracy depends on what what individual people do and because the political apparatus is so broken. The republican party's like hopelessly lost. I think for generation in this kind of dark place it it's migrated to it. It's gonna require like a whole of society effort to push back on that. And what i mean by that is like take the voting rights in joe. Manchin comes out. I don't want to support this bill. Okay well..
"ben rhodes" Discussed on Kickass News
"That's not going to work in your interpersonal relationships. Why would it work in your foreign policy in your approach to politics. So i i do think that this kind of post nine eleven hyper. Securitized american approach the world in then with iraq as its was incredibly damaging the other thing that point out is that after their no weapons of mass destruction that kinda post-facto justification for the iraq war was democracy. Oh actually we're trying to bring democracy to iraq and that was incredibly damaging to our ability to talk about democracy around the world because it just sounds like it's bec- it sounded like democracy became seen as totally tied up with the wars in afghanistan and iraq and then even under obama libya like the this. This was incredibly corrosive to our capacity to go to like say hong kong and talk about democracy. So again i think you know part of what. I want to challenge us as americans to do with his book is like to recognize it. Hey we just had thirty years where we were by far the most influential country in this is the outcome of that. What can we learn from that. And and i think this is one one thing that we can learn that you can expect your own hypocrisies and contradictions to not be replicated by others wonder if your conversations with these activists around the world maybe changed your perspective or i don't know if you maybe even have some regrets about any kind of actions that took place during the obama era it did. I mean i talked to just one example. I talked to some people in hong kong and one young person who's particularly active in the in the protest movement. There you mentioned that what they don't eat or these kind of cookie cutter statements call for de-escalation and dialogue and things like this and i talk about realizing that i'd written statements like that and then underneath that more profoundly realized that you know. Why do we not prioritize. More things like democracy and human rights as china. Well i could rationalize it. In our first term we had a global financial crisis in order to save the global economy. We want to china to pump more money in the global economy to spend more money and that always takes priority and then in the second term we add again when i think is a very good impulse. We want to china to mortified climate. Change and so. When we went to beijing obama went to beijing at the height of the first big hong kong protest movement. The umbrella movement twenty fourteen. That was not as big an issues. Climate change and what it made me realize generally as i was a part of an apparatus that was certainly the case in the obama years but i would argue. You know it's been pretty constant in las thirty years if you're china looking at us and you're thinking what are these people care about making money national security technological advancement democracy. Can we really honestly say that. Democracy was an equal priority to those other things in some ways. Should we talk about democracy. But we've gone to the mat with china. You know over like soybean purchases you know in trade wars more than over the hong kong protesters. And i realize that like even though i cared about those things and thought i was earnestly working on their behalf that it was it was not i mean i this other description of looking at shanghai one night when i was there in two thousand seventeen in like it looks like the future right and the looks like the blade runner skyline lights sparkling water. There are people taking selfies with selfie sticks..
"ben rhodes" Discussed on Kickass News
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"ben rhodes" Discussed on Kickass News
"And she's describing to me kind of her experience of trying to get to the truth about what happened to her dad and in so doing just of telling me her story and on the one hand. I felt this incredible letdown of. I can't really do that much for this person. But then i realized what what i can do is i can. I can really hear her story. Get inside of it. Tell her story in a book like this and also begin to understand what what's been happening in russia through her story and then and then i met a hungarian activist around that same time later who i said how did you guys go from being a democracy to autocracy and like a decade. And he said well. It's simple victor oregon. Our prime minister got elected in a right wing populace backlash to the financial crisis. Then he packed the courts of the right wing. Judges redo the parliamentary districts to keep his party in power change the voting laws to make it easier for his supporters to vote enrich some cronies who kind of bought up the media and turned it into a propaganda machine and wrapped it all up in a us versus zam nationalist message us the real hungarians versus them imigrants muslims. George soros and so this guys talking and i'm like well. This sounds very familiar. And so i realized that i have this kind of unique opportunity. Someone who's recently empower talking to these people confronting power and through them understand better. What was happening in my own country in the world in that that to me. Felt like a very you know. What do i know from having been in government. And what do these people know from having lived these issues. And if i mix those together which is essentially what this book is. Can we make some more sense of this And why it's happening and what we can do about it yeah. The progression of events in hungary sounds chillingly familiar..
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"Every friday. I'm chatting with hospitality. Visionaries about big ideas in the world of food. I've written produced and directed in the culinary space for almost fifteen years now and a half to say the best part of my job. Aside from the food of course is off the characters. i've met along the way. And honestly i'm just really excited for you guys to meet them to so if you wanna find yourself inspired or you just need some good fodder for dinner party conversation grab yourself a cocktail and meet me over at four. Can the road will see their. Why is democracy so threatened in america and around the world. And what can we do about it. Then roads a former white house aide. And close confidante to president barack obama and the author of the world as it is travels the globe in a deeply personal beautifully observed quest for answers in his new book after the fall. Being american in the world. We've made and today ben returns to the podcast to discuss what it was like to go from. Being the ultimate white house insider to reporting on world events from the outside. He talks about his conversation. With the now imprisoned. Russian activist alexei. Navan any what. He learned from the hong kong protesters and how hungarian strongman viktor orban's quickly consolidated power and rolled back post-soviet freedoms plassey reveals. Why he believes that. America's partly to blame for figures like oregon putin and chee and he even weighs in on the government's joint intelligence report about unidentified aerial phenomena on aka. Ufo's coming up with. Ben rhodes in just a moment. Then the roads is co host pod.
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"I'm now joined by the organizing legend to help turn georgia blue. After nearly two decades of republican wins in her spare time. Sheraton her ninth novel. The number one new york times bestseller while justice sleeps stacey. Abrams welcome back to the pot. Thank you for having so we were just talking about the coordinated republican attack on voting rights. I'll be honest. I'm sort of at a loss right now about what to do. Joe mansion and cursing cinema have ruled out. Getting rid of the filibuster mansion has said no on a filibuster carve out for voting rights. Which is what you've suggested. And even if there were no filibuster he said he doesn't actually support Before the people act as written which we can't pass without him. So how do we protect the right to vote. I begin with the posture that people take positions based on the current environment. And that the more we see evidence of perfectly and malfeasance. The more likely are to see change. I believe that. A former secretary of state that joe manchin understands how fragile democracy actually is without the rule of law to protect the most vulnerable voters and his ethos which is to say that he wants to protect. The voice of minorities in the senate should extend to protecting the voice of minorities as american citizens. Part of what we're seeing play out here is shifting the narrative from one of this democrats versus republicans to one of this being republicans versus americans. This is not partisanship. This is about citizenship. And the more we can amplify and populate with evidence the proof of their intention. I think the more likely we are to actually see a shift in behavior. I can't say that for certain. But i know that giving my time in the state legislature there were moments where i was absolutely certain or at least certainly i should have been convinced that no movement was possible but i thought happen now that notwithstanding we still have to fight we need to get to the place where we can get people on board and that means really articulating. The critical provisions of the for the people act which are essential. That may mean that. We can't have everything we want in the for. The people act but we must have enough to preserve access to the ballot. And i think what we saw happen in texas. What happens in georgia. What happened in florida. We haven't zona what's about to happen in ohio. What happened in oklahoma and in kansas and in iowa signal that this is not a limited issue. This is not a southern issue. This is not a black issue is a citizenship. Democracy issue and it is a continuation of the insurrection. And i know that. Senator manchin and senator cinema have both signalled that they believed that the insurrection was wrong and thus we should be holding them accountable and providing the evidence necessary to demonstrate that if you disagreed with the attempt to dismantle our democracy on january six. You should disagree with this coordinated attack on our democracy at the state level. Have you had any conversations with mansion or cinema about this topic. What do you think you might. I hope so. But part of my responsibility is to make certain that we as a nation or speaking with one voice about this issue that we move this beyond conversation of what happened in november twenty twenty two conversation of what is going to happen to us in twenty thirty if were twenty twenty two or twenty twenty four. If we do not address this triple assault on our democracy. You mentioned making sure that the final bill had the most critical provisions of of hr one of the for the people. What do you think are like the. We can't live without provision in that bill. So i would start with what's happening at the state level to signal so there are three pieces. One is the anti voter provisions that are sweeping our country and that means that we have to protect voters in the right to access the right to register the right to stay on the rolls their right to cast a ballot and the right to have those ballots counted so he registered steak cast. Can you count that means. We have to have automatic voter registration. Same day registration. We have to have in person early voting no matter where you live Because we no longer living in the economy wherever everyone can take off tuesday in november to go boat and we to have no excuses absentee balloting because the republican intent is to limit voting to a single day unless you are infirm. Disabled elderly or in military though should not be only exceptions. We make a system that was put in place long before our economy evolved before a nation of all so we have to push back against the anti voter provision second wave of attack against election workers themselves. And we're seeing this play out in response to the horrific lies told about election workers in michigan and georgia and in arizona and a number of these laws are weakening their protections increasing their liability and putting them in harm's way by allowing more poll-watchers meaning poll intimidators to come in and question their work without evidence or without knowledge and then the third attack tapping is that we are watching subversion of american democracy by allowing legislators people in power to overturn the outcome of elections. I mean in texas the bill. That was stopped briefly. Unfortunately it will come back in special session said that you could try to overturn an election without proof of fraud. Which means that you just don't if you just don't like the outcome and they're gonna be those who push say that's not what it says exactly. I'm good lawyer and it's so much what they've done in georgia win. Laws are this porous and poorly written and this hidden from investigation. You know that the intention is to allow the unspoken to become the rule and when we can have our elections overturned by the actions of others. That is deeply problematic right now before. The people addresses the anti-voting provision their conversations about adding were protections in for election workers in the subversion of democracy. But those are the three pieces that we're going to absolutely have to move if we want to see sound elections heading fort. I'm really interested in that. Last part. Because i know a lot of people have pointed out that the current version of the people act doesn't include enough protections around election subversion. Have you heard of legislative proposals anywhere. That would address that whether it's a state legislature overturned in the election whether it's the house of representatives whether it's a county board secretary of state's office obviously republicans are trying to plant trumpy people in all of these offices. But how do we prevent against that. What what can we do to prevent election subversion. So they're not only trying to plant people in their actually trying to strip people with power what they did to secure state katie. Hobbs and we've seen vestiges of this. When republicans won recent elections. Go they go in and strip the constitutional officers of power. That have you. People have enjoyed for or these offices have held for decades not centuries so what we know is that this is a new. This is a new phenomenon. And so i don't think legislation has been introduced but i have great faith Deflation will soon follow. Because we're just now seeing this play out now we've been warning about it for a while but now that we actually see it happening when the new Heritage action for america acknowledges their attention..
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"Meal kit. All right we have some good news on tuesday. Democrats won a landslide victory in a new mexico special election to fill the house seat of interior secretary deb holland. The win itself was expected but the margin was a democratic state representative. Melanie stands vary beat. Republican state senator. Mark moore's by twenty five points in a suburban albuquerque district. The joe biden one by twenty three points in deb holland one by sixteen points the new york times and called the race a quote crucial test of the republican focus on crime since moore's effectively ran a one issue campaign against berry in which he linked rising crime in albuquerque to her past support for a congressional proposal that would cut police funding and abolish ice. It didn't work one possible reason that stands berry massively outspent. Moore's with ads that featured police officers talking about how much public safety funding. She helped bring to albuquerque dan. What if anything can this special election. Tell us about the political environment. in the biden era. It is very easy to overrated. These special elections and parties tend to dismiss the ones they underperform in the ones they over performed. But in a world where you have to take every poll with like a trainload of salts a special election is an actual piece of real data to look at and that's democrats you feel very encouraged about. It is one where this was. Not a mark moore was. Republican candidate was not some sort of like mega reject. Who slip through a low turnout. Primary was a very good candidate. I believe you represented a biden district. A district biden one in new mexico. And the fact that stands for exceeded biden's margin is a sign that democrats stay engaged and there was some real warning signs. Republicans that at least in this district on this day there may be a challenge for republicans running without trump on the ballot as they saw in two thousand eighteen. The question i have is what we've seen over. The last couple of years is just polarization. Increase in intensify. And i start to wonder if you know some of this over performance as time goes on like blue districts are just gonna get bluer. Red districts are going to get redder and the fight is still. You know what's really going to tell us about The twenty twenty two midterms or the twenty twenty. Four presidential are these districts where it's just a lot closer and more competitive and it's really hard to draw too many conclusions from a blue district like this or for a couple of weeks ago a month ago we were talking about that sort of redder district in texas that the republicans sort of One big on. I'm just wondering what do you think about that. I wanna say. I'm not sure you're familiar with the dynamic of this podcast and i recognized you in a very significant birthday this week. So maybe you're mentality's changed but you're half full half empty and so if we're going to switch that i'm cool with him and just like give me a heads up right more pessimistic. Impossible about this. With turning forty is hard. It's hard like. I think that dynamic helps us in a bunch of 'cause they were talking about like oh. The suburban district will the suburban voters who turned out for joe biden and voted against donald trump. Who might have been former republicans will stay with us. My glass half full answer to that is yes. They will because those districts are becoming more polarized thus more blue. I think on some of the other districts that are like more rural little more exurban urban. I is going to be harder for us. And i think once again. This is like trench warfare in a very closely divided country between red and blue. That's gonna keep these elections up for grabs both the more competitive house ones if we have competitive house elections left and of course the national popular vote for president but we shall see so republicans are excited to run on rising crime rates regardless you can imagine trump and other candidates yelling about democrat run cities where immigrants are committing all kinds of crimes. That's going to be their their Their favourite attack. Ben isn't this another page out of the authoritarian playbook that you've seen in other countries Really harping on crime and immigration and others in has. It hasn't worked in those places. Yeah i mean. I was thinking even listening to the previous discussion. You know so viktor orban. Who's such an interesting laboratory. It's like looking in miniature this global trend including the republican party. Here he has his anti-immigrant tough on crime message and what he does with his media. Is you know he'll take one crime and just blow it out on television and blow it out in the kind of newspapers reach people in rural areas and hungary and sometimes frankly it's not even like a true crime know just just just main lining fear into communities. We're there really isn't actually that much crime in rural hungary. The really aren't that many immigrants but it was enough to shape a kind of politics of fear that turned his people out and i profile in the book. A young woman. Who's in early thirty so much younger than you. Now john thank you and she she. She started a political party with some friends and they did two things that were really smart. That i think are Instructive to us. The first is they were a single issue party out of the gate anti corruption the everybody kinda suspects or corrupt. Everybody suspects he's on the take and he wanted to host an olympics and hungary which everybody knew he would have done putin day which is skim few billion dollars off the top to enrich himself and his cronies and they got a lot of traction with an anti-corruption message which by the way is popular everywhere including with orban's supporters right so it's a reminder that sometimes this as you guys talk about don't forget to make your offensive message that has the most traction these voices and and here it's the same thing it's corruption its tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy but then the thing they did is they went very deliberately after they lost some elections in their i try. They went in all these rural places and they showed up and they went door to door literally. We're like you're in the first reaction got as you guys are socialist george shores puppets because that conspiracy theories and hungary to but they ate into the support that that that oregon has and the reason or is actually politically vulnerable is because of a very concerted effort to drive a very negative contrast corruption into start showing up in all these places. Even if you're gonna lose them. And i do think that there's no other way to do it. I mean obama used to say to us. I remember him saying to me dan..
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"But what should we be so scary to your point. John is that he has banned from social media. Other than a handful of like phone calls with maria bartiromo. He is absent for media yet. His power and control of the republican party is stronger than it was before which suggests that he is not the leader of the movement. He just a vessel for a very powerful movement exists and will persist after. He's gone and i do think that should force everyone to recognize that. What we're dealing with here is not about. Trump is a structural problem with an american politics. That trump benefited from he didn't create well. I also think that it's evidence that they're more evidence that there is a sort of closed right wing information ecosystem that donald trump both benefited from and helped build as well. And ben. you talk about this in the book to that. Like some of these autocrats. It's not that they just went over and took control of the of the media on their own and said that. Everything's going to be state run media. Some of what they did was similar to how the conservative media infrastructure has been built here in the united states. It's like a little more gradual than you might think. Putin really perfected this playbook and it started with his cronies buying up. Tv stations in the like. But it really didn't tip into this more dangerous virulent control that he has a society there until he realized how much you could just flood social media and manipulate the algorithm. I mean this is intentional. People know that they can kind of turbocharger narratives and conspiracy theories remember talking to to navalny we before tragically. He was poisoned and then imprisoned over the course of last summer and he was explained to me like how how comprehensive this was in that. Yes there of course trolls that were making him out to be a criminal and making him out to be an enemy of the russian people but there was also a huge conspiracy theory that actually no vanni was a double agent and he was working for the fsb the russian intelligence outlet and and this enraged on the because one of the things that they would argue in this conspiracy theories welfare is really an opponent of putin's he'd be dead by now. Nevada is like hey guys like i'm still alive. Does that mean. I'm double agent but it speaks to the fact that these these are in part the algorithms prioritizing sensationalism but this is by design. I don't think that's a conspiracy theory here. I think if you look at cunanan clearly. There's an effort to kind of turbo charge. A conspiracy theory and shaping the minds of unwitting people consuming that information. And that's why. I do think this is the kind of thing that requires a policy response just sitting back and hoping that facebook solves us because they've got a pr problem is clearly not sufficient so some republicans aren't quite ready to call for a military coup fucking reina's. They're trying to win the next election the old fashioned way by making it harder for democrats to vote that's happening in texas where the republicans voter suppression legislation was temporarily stopped this week when democrats in the state house walked out of the chamber which denied republicans. A corum and prevented a vote on the bill governor greg. Abbott responded by threatening to cut the entire legislatures funding and he said that will call a special session to revive the bill but democrat said that they hope. The episode serves as a wake-up call to their colleagues in washington to pass the four. The people act. Here's what state representative trey martinez fischer had to say to joe. Manchin down here in texas. We'd say when times get tough. It's time to cowboy up in so with all due respect that s senator mansion please cowboy up. President biden also had a message for both mansion and kirstin cinema during his remarks to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the tulsa massacre. Though his dig was a bit more subtle. I hear all the folks on tv saying why didn't biden get this done. Well because biden has a majority of effectively four votes in the house and i and the senate with two members of the senate who vote more republican for us so the president also said that he's putting vice president kamala harris in charge of voting rights. And that he'll quote fight like heck to ensure the passage of the for the people. Act a question. Dan will any of this. Make a difference of joe manchin kirstin cinema or any of the other Filibuster loving democratic senators. Who are hiding behind joe manchin and carson cinema. Say their names. john. I don't know the changes with every story. Jeanne shaheen upset and john testers not sure then the two democratic senators from delaware. That you're eventually gonna run against their out there. We're not sure about both of them. Run against both inside and run against. He's gonna take both seats. Because that's just how much i love the senate and where and delaware i do a lump delaware off. We don't know right. I was very pleased to hear biden. Talk about this and say he's gonna fight like heck for it i was. I'm glad that he has put comma harris in charge. It's we know from our time there that it's always better when there was one person in charge of a big project because vice president biden. Did this a bunch rama whether it was on gun safety after newtown the recovery act iraq policy In first term because they can bring to bear the entire office on this project and it becomes a top priority which sometimes it's hard in the day-to-day crisis management that the president must deal with so. That's very good. I don't know whether it's going to make a difference. It may just be that. Joe manchin curzon cinema and the unnamed others would prefer to preserve the filibuster than save democracy and that nothing will change their mind. But we don't know that and that is why we were. We're on the clock. now we have Senator schumer said they're going to bring up the for. The people act as one in june. And i think all of us particularly joe biden. Kamala harris chuck schumer to make it as uncomfortable as fucking possible for the people who may stand in the way of this right like if you your decision is that the filibuster is so important as curzon cinema. So annoyingly said standing in texas the Basically ground zero for democracy. Rigging right now said extol the virtues filibuster if they think that is so important than they should they should feel pain. That political pain for doing that right. It should be uncomfortable when they go home to their their states and the district should be comfortable when they turn on their tv to all the other democratic senators out there. It should be uncomfortable in the lunch line at the senate. You see joe. Manchin cinema talk to him about this. Put pressure on it because i do think that this is one of those times in history that people will remember for decades when they look back on this time. I don't as i wish people thought it was the american rescue plan. I think maybe they'll think it's information to me. But i think it'll be what what we did. At this moment to protect our democracy because now biden talks about how he wants to be like an fdr style president whereas you we have this crisis..
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"What happened in our can't happen here. No reason no reason. And just in case you're attempt to write that off as an isolated bit of lunacy. Cnn interviewed a number of trump supporters. Who all the same military coup fantasies that can be found all over cunanan message boards. Take a listen. Biden is just like a puppet prison. The military's are charged. It's going to be like myanmar. What's happening myanmar the military's during their own investigation at the right time. They're going to be restoring the republic with trump as a different country now but never took over the election cracks over here possibly. Would you like to see it absolutely. Yes election was stolen from very cool so flint flint later. Said he was misquoted. Sure right yeah But regardless we got trump thinking he's heading back to the white house this summer which is apparently what the my pillow. Ceo and his lawyer sydney. Powler telling him. We have a growing number of republican voters who are at the very least coup curious A new poll out this week from the public religion research institute shows that cunanan is now as popular as some major religions and that fifteen percent of americans believed that people may have to resort to violence to restore the country's rightful order. Ben you spend a lot of time in myanmar. You've just written a book about the rise of Autocratic governments all over the world. How worried should we be about all this. It's not great northern. i look first of all. Michael flynn's thought a lot about because he does speak to. And i write about this in my book like this. The post nine eleven mindset started out as this war on terror and flynn was at the forefront as the guy was a military option that were obsessed with radical islam. And what's been interesting of lost. One years is how the targets have just comfortably shifted. You know it's radical islam than it's a black president and it's communism and now it's american democracy itself you know first of all. Let's be clear first of all world. Oh correction is not mid-march myanmar but this is a they're killing people there. They're shooting live fire at people in the streets. I have friends who i was in touch with and signal who've had to like flee to the thai border to get out of the country so this is like some very serious shit they're talking about and here's why be concerned. It's not that. I think there's going to be military coup in august although we had some bad august when we were in office. It's it's sometimes you lay down an insane marker like that so that you know the software coup of voter suppression laws and rigging the system to favor. Minority rule in this country is like on the spectrum. Not quite as totally batch it insane as the military coup. Not saying. That's why flynn is doing this. But that's a dynamic you've seen in other places where autocracy takes hold is obama's done this in hungary right you you kinda threatened a much more aggressive takeover of things and then suddenly. You're kind of slow. Motion strangling of democracy looks less radical. And that's part of what i think we have to be on guard about. Did what do you think. I always find myself when i see stories like this mike is. I don't want to have this sort of resistance. E twitter overreaction and also scare people. Every time i see news like this but at the same time we all lived through a fucking a tax on the us capitol. After the president lost an election tried to steal it and then sick his supporters on congress. Look like i think it is something to be alarmed about. But i don't know what do you think. Yeah we live in a world where everyone reacts to everything and it's easy to then outright. Dismiss that overreaction. As just a typical online panic porn that we hear so much about. Because i find it easier to select. Restate the facts to see how worried about them. You should be so here. We have a retired general former top aide to the defeated president who incited a violent insurrection. The capital calling for a military coup at a conference in support of a movement designated a domestic terror threat by the fbi. That's bad. it sounds bad when you put like and ben is correct. The concern is that the military is going to overthrow the government and installed that on trumpet august. The concern is these people who were in the cnn clip. You played are others are going to take the signal in act out violently. Violent people looking for reason violent things and we have. This is not just what happened. The capital which is the most recent and most vakhitov example of how these dangerous conspiracy theories translate into real by vince. Have the pipe. Bought the guy who sent the pipe bombs in two thousand eighteen to the big trump supporter who sent all trumps favorite twitter targets. You have the guy who took the. I was an assault rifle to comet pizza. The pizza pizzeria that was at the center of the absurd pizza. Gay conspiracy and so and when you read the indictment of the oath keepers for their activities on january six. They were preparing to the oath. Keepers is a is a violent rightwing militia movement. But they were preparing to step in once. Trump could invoke the insurrection. Act to act military. Take over the government people. Listen to this and they act on it and it is dangerous and we should not. It's not we should not all the soon the government's going to get taken over but we should recognize that words matter and words dangerous words from dangerous people really matter a lot yet and i would also say to. You know maggie haberman reports this like trump. reinstatement thing. Bunch of people get mad on twitter for some ridiculous reason. I guess they're like they..
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"Nascar truck series racing from richmond. Raceway five to one is. We're gonna look at things here. Johnny solder their number five chandler smith tyler ingram kyle busch number two at john hunter. Nima check stays ahead of his team owner to nab his second win of the season. He definitely tried and turn three he. He got to my bumper me. Loose but I knew he wasn't going to me as as far as being the team. Owner and whatnot You're you're definitely going to do everything they can to try and race. And i'll do the same. We've raised against each other a lot through models when i was coming up through the truck series series simon f series and. It's nice to be able to have two wins to his one so far this year out of the three that he's run so It's it's always a step in the right in the right direction and we just want to continue that. We want to continue to get stronger every single week. And i feel like we can whether acadian c. j. t. led a race high of one hundred fourteen laps. Kyle busch motorsports by the way as one. The last four races with kyle busch john name check martin tricks junior behind the wheel point. Standings look like this five to one matt craft and is in fifth followed by austin hill sheldon creed. Ben rhodes and john hundred nima check. Is the point lead by twenty roads and nemechek each have to win so far. This season off next for the truck series is kansas speedway on may first seven thirty. Pm eastern on fs
Racing Virginia Podcast
"ben rhodes" Discussed on Racing Virginia Podcast
"Income to find out where the first one to ask them that. So hopefully they go get some lunch. I don't know who's paying but may it'll probably be met. Guess somebody's Spotter needs glasses. Spotter man is so animated after that was a lot of fun so And and being a new dad. I heard a baby in the background. We met said that he had But john hunter has a new baby. I don't know who else might have been newsrooms but Yeah i'm gonna guess it was his but what a what a great What great interview six. i mean. we've never had that many people. Hey where we are expanding doing more than we ever thought we could do. It made again. If you don't have tickets to the truck race at richmond shamo on you go to the website. Call the eight hundred number k. Get your tickets just like they said you know. Sometimes they get a little you know to be the trucks and put on such a great show could hear it in their voices. Yeah i mean it was even said that it you know. It's kind of a downer that everybody considers them a lower division and they don't get the publicity or the fan. Yeah interaction like the cup does. And i wish that you know i understand that it's costing you know you're trying to pick you know. Sometimes all i can do this but the trucks and the and the xfinity series. Both those are are both doing a phenomenal job. The racing is racing is so good. The package on both jones with the trucks downforce and with and with the xfinity. Same thing But here's here's my argument to go to go see the truck race cups already. Sold out with social distancing as that. They're thirty you know. Thirty percent tickets are already sold if you don't have a seat to the truck race or if you didn't get get a seat to the cup race. Here's your opportunity and saturday afternoon. Take a couple of hours come on in. And here's a here's a chase. Here's a chance to bring your kids too excited about racing. Yeah because you know if they see a really good race in the trucks. Maybe they'll get excited and want to come to the races on a more a lot more in and if they didn't already have a favorite driver in the truck series We just had five depict from right there the from from from Be a nineteen year old to grizzled veteran. Everybody in in between so can't think toyota four. Yeah making this happen and asking us actually giving us a chance to do this it. It's a great honor You know this going to be a phenomenal weekend of racing again. The the cups series race is sold out with the thirty percent has been sold out. And i didn't think it was going to take long now. Hit to that Once it was announced so Get yourself a truck ticket. If you haven't gotten one yet get yourself a truck ticket. Do yourself a favor. It is going to be probably the best race of the weekend. So and it's it's a cheaper ticket. Yeah absolutely win win me right. That's racing less expensive ticket and order race saturday afternoon. And if you can't get into the cup why not go to the truck come on. We took a beating a dead horse. Yeah don't do that. But he but yeah we can't we can't say enough folks all right Make sure you check out our website. Schedules news collins randy home and got some great co Columns air make sure you follow us on social media brandon racing virginia and facebook twitter. Instagram got a youtube channel and They can listen to remember. Describe to our show on apple podcasts. Yeah that's that's kind of a big one spotify. Google podcasts amazon. Iheartradio may all all right so whatever you list wherever you listen to your podcast on We are probably no. I won't say probably. We are on that platform so just search race in virginia and Race virginia podcasts. And you'll find us Of the think again all off five of the drivers for for being with us and taking the time to answer some questions from two guys. That love racing here in the state of virginia. And we can't thank you the listener for downloading the on or listen to it on one of the platforms brand new brown. I'm dave see reminding you to break in virginia..
Racing Virginia Podcast
"ben rhodes" Discussed on Racing Virginia Podcast
"You're listening to the sitting virginia. Podcast now hearing your host. I'm dave see. I'm brian brown and do we have those show for you man. I know we've been away for a few weeks. Yeah but it's because we've been we've been this show right here might have taken all of ten minutes together and offer you just. This is going to be a great show. This is the first time we've had this many guests on at the same time. That is true and all. Yeah exactly at the same time. All at once and i think I think we're going to do a really good job of of navigating this conversation. Don't you i do i do. I mean we gonna have. Well we're gonna have the toyota boys toyota. Weekend got toyota. Weekend means gotta have toyota boyzone right. That's exactly right. And the trucks always put on a phenomenal race at richmond phenomenal best races of ever seen at richmond. Have been trucks all my gosh. Yes and And this time we'd have fans know what yeah at the truck race right. We've had fans speedway. Yeah we're back open. I was gonna say cheese in richmond. Raceway get to have fans at richmond. Raceway i know the and it's awesome because fans at rich raceway means fans at the short tracks absolutely and all the short tracks are in and they're open and their fans. The car counts are looking good at all the tracks man but again we have a great show for you matt grafton ben rhodes john hundred nemechek austin hill dare krause all on it the same time. That's great this is going to be i'm a little nervous pro man. You've been talking to race car drivers for no no no. I'm i'm just nervous to have. Everybody wanted the same time. Okay war because to two of them had a little little too well. Three of the three of the five. We're involved in the same tiff. Yeah exactly matt crafting got into john. Hunter set him up the race track and then at bristol dirt. Obviously it's hard to stop on dirt. I guess is it in your car. And then derek came in and and drove john hunter and finished his day off. Oh man we'll ask him about that and Hopefully they'll have a pretty good answer to it. Looked tickets are still available. Yep for the truck race at richmond. So folks don't fall asleep on this one. Okay if you if you got a ticket to the cup race and you don't have a ticket to the truck race. Shame on you. yeah. I'm telling you the best race of the of the weekend not that the you know. The the the cup race isn't going to be bad but the best race of the the weekend time again is the trucks. Yeah it's kinda like at At a short track you know. The limits stocks are the grand stocks. But they put on a great show us because they're not considered the premier premiere division. But i also want to point this out. The trucks must be a good place to go to race because john nemechek hunter. John hunter named jack nut. John john john hundred. I of even check hunter. John hunter left cup up to go to trucks. Yep go back to trucks a ton of success. A few years ago with his family team and he wanted to win. He had gone few years without winning a race and he wanted to come back and again races. Do you go to a truck team. That's owned by kabul ghabush. Good good filled a truck. That's going to win or duarte cup car that i have to really push hard to be in the top. Twenty five yeah. I think it's a no brainer. Especially with how young. He is and the opportunity that that tr d gives those drivers to to have the best of the best equipment. It's one of those things will maybe go back. Have a lot of success and get get a ride in a you know a better a bigger team one step back for two steps forward. Yes but Lot lot going on this week. Yeah okay. we got tony stewart. Come into virginia where speedway for ten sprint cars baby. Oh man that's gonna be fun. Haven't seen him there yet. Am i still invited. You work take me run any social media channels that's been By the way the first week we had our event was on fire yeah. The numbers are phenomenal. Try phenomenal and we're only going to get better. Yes absolutely But tony stewart be racing with his all star circuit of champions four ten sprint car series. He owns it. Yep okay Last the in two thousand nineteen had a great rate Field cars and we had an awesome fan count And i know it's going to be the same tell sedate time all information for their race thursday april fifteenth gates. Open at five o'clock all right On track action is going to be about six fifteen with hot laps and then we will Trying to get the raise and started by eight thirty. Because we're you know that's the that is the idea we're also going to have Dirt cup challenge us modified so open-wheel show and they they're going to be running for three thousand a win and The fourteen at four ten cars going to run for twelve thousand win fifteen hundred start. That's a big deal. Yeah i think we're going to get a really good car. Count the all star trek. Now has some really good. Who are guys touring with them. That have committed to the whole season. So if you haven't seen four ten sprint cars. Ever get to go to. Virginia motor speedway thursday april fifteenth. This thursday. okay because it's the only time first of all it's the only time. They're in the state of virginia. Second are bad ass. Oh my god. They fly around the place. We're talking fourteen seconds. Fourteen second like jet planes and in place at night you could see the little trails. Come off the wings you know they portrayals cool man and twenty nine hundred head of they were coming down the front. Stretch doing wheelies. So we really is a cool thing. If you go to the virginia motor speedway website. you'll see a link for That you can buy your tickets in advance. Okay go ahead and click that button and buy your ticket Before because who knows you. I don't want you get there well now with cell everybody take it. I don't care. Bill don't care he just says sell everybody so everybody. That's right doorman. But dude and i will tell you this. And i bet you. They're hungry to come. Watch these things too. I think so too but In two thousand nine hundred gained a lot of respect. For tony stewart. I mean already had respect for him because he's such a great phenomenal driver and but he stood there at the end of the night now before the races he likes to you know stay in his haller and work on his car i mean he's very hands on and he doesn't like a whole lot assignment. Sign a bunch of autographs beforehand. But after the event was over he he stood there and signed autographs until everybody left. That's awesome and there was a you should've.
Kentuckiana's Morning News
Bristol Cup Series Qualifying Race Lineups
"With Dirks Bentley. That's what they're gonna be doing in East Tennessee, better known to you and I, as Thunder Valley Bristol Motor Speedway practice gets underway later this afternoon Is NASCAR prepares for racing on the dirt for the first time in over 50 years, at least for the Cup series. Both the Camping World truck series featuring Louisville's own Ben Rhodes and NASCAR Cup series will be featured. This weekend, starting with tomorrow's qualifying, followed by the truck series Pindi Truck Series race at eight o'clock on FS one. Then, of course, it's the grand finale. The Cup Series. Food City Dirt Race. 3 30 on Fox. For well champion driver Kyle Busch. He's not exactly a fan of racing on the dirt. These things just are so heavy in the tire is not at all indicative to producing grip. And so it's just it seems like it's a full fledged ice rink. Like literally. You're just out there on ice, trying to make your way around the tracks. Yeah, but Kyle, Unfortunately, the fans love it. So looking forward to this one gonna be a lot of fun again. Levels on Ben Rhodes gonna go at it tomorrow. Not now. They do have qualifying today. You can catch that on Fs one. Also
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
White House event in focus after Covid cases found
"For weeks now, the president in the in the White House has been saying that the pandemic is behind us at it's over and what I saw in that video was a group of people feeling acting like the pandemic is over unfortunately we all know that the pandemic is not over and and so this is really a concerning. Turn of events because what you see all these people together. And now we're having many of them turned up positive and I suspect in the days and weeks ahead organised fine probably many more cases. From that event. So it's all very concerning look. We've got a ways to go on the pandemic and we've got a really focus our attention. We're GONNA skip our commercial break in stay on this breaking news as we're joined by Ben Rhodes Zeh former deputy, national security advisor to President Obama's and MSNBC political analyst and Ben we're all looking at that video of the white. House event on Saturday you worked in this White House you were out events like that. But of course, there wasn't a pandemic in the White House at the White House when you were working there and that kind of event and it is still I just can't get used to watching the way these people were assembled there on Saturday as if there was absolutely nothing to fear about the coronavirus. Lawrence said, make two points. The first is having worked in the West Wing for eight years. It is an incredibly cramped space. It's not like the television show that you worked on. Their narrow hallways, the people going to that event would have passed likely those narrow hallways people are in very close proximity and by all accounts, the White House is modeling. The worst possible behavior people were not wearing masks in the white. House we're not distancing the second thing that really strikes me as someone who engages virtually with a lot of events around the world. No other government on earth that I'm aware of is engaged events like that. You know if you in Europe in Asia governments, the officials are wearing masks, they're practicing social distancing. It is really out of the ordinary. We are an outlier in the fact that the presence been holding mass rallies they're not events like that happening anywhere in the world the event in the Rose Garden you don't have people sitting like that next to each other without masks in other major advanced democracies in the world. This is totally an outlier situation and I think it very much explains why the United States has so many more deaths, more cases and why we are in this sad reality where the United States is currently it to read.
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
Pompeo says he didn't know fired IG was investigating him
"Once again today. Mike pompeo refused to say why he requested the firing of State Department inspector. General Steve Levick. Who was conducting multiple investigations involving secretary of state? Mike Pompeo that includes Mike pompeo's use of a federal employees at least one federal employees for personal errands and Mike Pompeo's approval of an arm sale to Saudi Arabia. But today Mike Pompeo claimed he has no idea what investigations the inspector general has been working on. Mike pompeo knew about at least one of those investigations because Mike Pompeo refused to be interviewed for one of them and instead submitted written answers about the arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Nbc News reports that Mike Pompeo held two dozen elite dinners at the expense of taxpayers attended by influential Republican Party. Figures and leaders. Who would be likely contributors to a POMPEO presidential campaign in twenty twenty. Four Jars Cussin' now is Ben Rhodes former deputy national security advisor to President Obama. He is an MSNBC political analyst of been the A we have a secretary of state recommending requesting the firing of the Inspector General in his department who is investigating the Secretary of state and you have a present the United States who is trying to affect that firing claiming he has no idea what it's about. Yeah I mean it's truly extraordinary. Lawrence in the common thread is speaker. Pelosi alluded to is. They don't like anybody looking into what they're doing. They don't like Congress investigating napping oversight. They certainly don't like independent Specter's general looking what they're doing. There's an irony in this lawrence as well. Mike Pompeo was one of the leaders in the Republican Party in Congress who spent Literally Years Investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of State. Now we know of multiple potential wrongdoing Mike Pompeo the use of State Department resources for his personal political interests as well as perhaps flouting the laws and protocols without arm sales go forward and moving forward with significant transfers of weapons to Saudi Arabia. So there's a lot that the American people deserve to know and trump in Pompeii or doing whatever they can to prevent them from knowing how their tax dollars are being spent There are reports indicating that there were senior department officials who were advising the secretary of state not to use an emergency waiver for those arms sales to Saudi Arabia and go through the normal process of consultation with Congress That seems to be a certainly in in in in policy terms and in effect the most serious of these investigations that were aware of its very serious lawrence and you already situation where Congress has voted multiple times to prevent the United States from continuing to support a warn Yemen lead by Saudi Arabia that has killed tens of thousands of people in that has failed to achieve any of its objectives and that is in support of a Saudi crown prince who brutally murdered a Washington Post journalists. This emergency declaration doesn't make any sense Lawrence. It doesn't hold up because the situation in Yemen has basically been the same for several years. Nothing is different this year than was the case last during the year before. And what it seems to me is the way these arms sales move forward is the State Department has to license him and then they have to notify them to Congress and Mike Pompeo just decided he didn't want to go through the normal protocols which are in. Us Lockyer up so this is a separation of powers issue a constitutional issue and it also raises questions once again learns as to why this administration is always eager to do the bidding of Saudi Arabia despite all the very real concerns that we should have about the conduct of both the warned Yemen and the nature of Mohammed bin Salman. And but I want to get your reaction to the reports we have about these dinners paid for by the taxpayer which clearly have a political intent in them. An clear possible future campaign intent in them. Well there's
Pod Save America
The Current Situation In Iran: How Did We Get Here?
"Get to the terrifying news of the day President Trump essentially started a war with Iran when he ordered the assassination of Iranian major general. Qassem Soleimani who was the second most powerful figure in the Iranian government in response. What's around has vowed to retaliate against the United States in? US forces serving abroad. They've announced they'll be restarting their nuclear program. The Iraqi parliament voted to expel all US. US troops from Iraq and we've been forced to suspend our operations against Isis in Iraq. A meanwhile trump has responded by sending another three thousand five hundred troops to the Middle East and tweeting that if Iran retaliates quote we have targeted fifty two around the incites representing the fifty two American hostages taken by Iran many years ago some at a very very high level and important to Iran in the Iranian culture in those targets in Iran itself will be hit very fast and very hard targeting cultural sites is in fact an internationally internationally recognized war crime so lots to unpack here guys. Tommy let's start at the beginning. What do we know about so far why this happened? Y did trump make this decision. Well it depends on who you believe. Okay The Washington Post reported that Mike pompeo has been pushing trump to do this for many many months. And you know back in the day there were a bunch of senior officials in the trump administration like Jim Madison Rex. Tillerson the secretary of State. who were cautioning less caustic line on didn't want him to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal but over time all these reasonable got pushed out the right-wing hardliners are in in. And so here. We are now the stated reason that the trump administration did this is. They said that there was an imminent threat from Qasim Sumani from Shia militia groups in Iraq. That we're going to attack and kill. US forces Everyone who has seen that intelligence so far people quoted in newspapers people. I've talked to you said that that that does not hold water They've seen nothing that indicates there was some imminent threat. which would justify this strike legally or you know rationally so it just seems like something that a bunch of nuts wanted to do and it sounds like the sort of would immediately precipitated? The decision was the fact that there had been There was an attack that killed an American contractor in Iraq. Right this is the problem. Their explanation is all over the place. They one of these militia groups K. H. A. Shia militia group in Iraq killed a US contractor and wound servicemembers Kirk in response to that the US military hit a couple of sites associated with cage training sites weapons depots etcetera. You'd think that response was to killing. US contractor but then they went in killed Qassem Sumani and the justification for that was an an alleged imminent threat of another attack but even in the way pump goes on television lies obviously but even in the way. He's lying to be admitting that that's not totally true. Because they he's he said something along the lines of He was in the process of Planning attacks against American interests in two things about that one. That seems seems to have been a good part of his job for the better part of seconds. And the second part of that is He's not the actual. He's not pulling the trigger. He's wearing a suicide vest right. He's he's he's just a he's involved in the chain of command and one other part of this. No one has been able to answer at all is how does killing This figure prevent those attacks. Why aren't those? It was a tax more likely than not less likely to happen. Now that this person is it also seemed like there was reporting in the New York Times in Washington Post as well that in retaliation for the contractor you're being killed Trump ordered those set of strikes and then there were protests outside our embassy in Iraq. Yep and it said there. Apparently trump was watching those protests and then got really mad and decide that he wanted to do another strike. What is surprise that trump was watching cable TV and it made him angry? Although this time with this sounds like what happened with Mike Pompeo and and Secretary of Defense Esper- flew flew down to mar-a-lago and they pitched trump on a menu of ideas to further respond and the New York Times reported that on the menu was killing Soleimani money and that that very extreme proposal was only put on there to make the other ones look more reasonable and everyone was shocked when ultimately decided to do it but no one apparently push back. That was the craziest anecdote of all the New York Times that they were like. We'll just put this on as an extra so and and you know in some people may have seen this. But both the Bush administration and the Obama Obama Administration basically passed on this option at times as well because and the reason they did is because they were too concerned both administrations even the administration that took us to war in Iraq were concerned that this would escalate tensions in the Middle East into full blown. War Yeah Before we talk about what a stupid and dangerous move this this was tell me what do you think about the debate over whether it was legally justified whether we call it an assassination. And how much do these debates matter. I mean they matter if you care about international law so from that like it's a complicated case They're sort of like a common sense like lexical. What's in the dictionary definition of assassination? And then there's the definition of assassination which has been banned by the US government under executive orders that date back to like the when we used to give Fidel Castro explosive cigars and attempt to take political figures. You're not supposed to assassinate political figures period. the debate about in so like but Sola money's is a complicated case and that he's like the number two guy in their system but could force The organization he ran is a US designated terrorist organizations. There's no doubt that he helped build this play. This big role role in creating and supporting these militia groups in other malign acts across the globe basically. But there's no formal state of war between the US and Iran so there's no basis ACIS to target him on that level right like during the Iraq war the US targeted Saddam Hussein remember deck of cards the figures that they'd go after right so that the legality of Whether or not it was legal or justify takeouts lemani hinges on this intelligence. None of us can see these at all is about this imminence question got it but I mean I think reasonable people should say this was an assassination so I mentioned some of the consequences that are already playing out. What are some of the potential consequences that worry you the most both in short-term medium-term long-term Blake I worry about Iran on directly targeting forces in Iraq or Jordan or Kuwait or diplomatic posts in Lebanon. Worry about these Shia militia groups Lebanese Lebanon's Hezbollah came out today and said that their targets are going to be. US military personnel and they're not going to target civilians so when the head of Hezbollah sounds more reasonable than the present united United States on twitter. That's telling you something There's also these militia groups that might just sort of pay fealty to the money and not coordinate their actions with The Iranians and take action that way just because they're pissed and then there's also the fact that we had to stop the counter isis operations at a time when Isis has has had a bit of a resurgence because of our pull out from serious. There's a lot of ways this can manifest. How serious do you think the concerns are about cyber attacks against the United States or potentially a terrorist attack against the homeland? It's hard to know it's hard to know. I mean you look at what they've done what they set already about their nuclear program. They announced that they're no longer going to who abide by the enrichment restrictions in the JCP away in the Iran deal. But they said they're gonNA continue to Work with the IRA and allow them access test to inspect sites and things. So like in that instance if you're looking at that as a signal there sort of like tiptoeing out of the Iran deal. They're not like immediately announcing that they're enriching ninety eighty percent create a bomb so it seems like there's sort of an incremental response not some big blockbuster thing it seems that there's some F partout seem reasonable to international community to try a seem as though they are the victims in this absolutely. I think you're right well it we mentioned this yet but it does seem like the inciting incident for this entire crisis is trump ripping ripping up the Iran. Deal back in two thousand eighteen. Yes I mean I thought Ben Ben Rhodes on our pod. Friday walked through the timeline from the Iran. Trumping out of the Iran deal today. And I think it's a very compelling case he also wrote a piece for the Atlantic I mean I think we would be in a stronger position today. If the trump if Iran's nuclear program was being managed by a diplomatic agreement the fact that it's not everything more complicated well and I think an important point here is how you felt about the Iran. Deal in the first place whether it was a good deal or not Once the Iran deal was in place even trump's own Administration his own national security team. warned him not to get out of the deal real people who weren't necessarily fans of the deal the first place at once. We're in the deal. You shouldn't get out of the deal and he fucking did it. Anyway against the advice of most people in his administration and the whole global community in here we are by one of the reasons to non pull out was the fear that it might lead to this crisis. Right you John. Bolton now that he's left administration is very clear that his goal along has been regime. Change right so they pull out of your own nuclear deal where Iran agreed to all these restrictions on their nuclear program in exchange for economic relief from sanctions actions and instead of getting that relief they get more sanctions in an effort to crush their economy and lead to regime change. Of course over time. They're going to start lashing out. It shouldn't surprise anybody. So let's talk about how the administration is responding to all this Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was out on all the Sunday shows when he was asked by. Chuck Todd about the potential for around to retaliate. By killing Americans pompeo said quote. It may be. There is a little noise here in the in term but that America will be safer in the long run later. Donald Trump was asked the same question and and said quote. If it happens it happens. Tommy I know you have some Some strong feelings about pompeo Sunday show appearances because I was texting. You injured it before I melt down. I'm just curious what you guys think would have happened if Susan Rice said there was a little noise in the interim I saying like this those those statements both both from POMPEII. Oh and then trump saying if it happens it happens like this. President Obama would've been impeached within a day for saying that. I can't even believe there's there's such a there's such a glibness to it at but it is also it is. They're kind of whatever they're they're sort of cost playing as tough tough guys and so for them. They're they're trying to go out there
Iran Prepares to Violate Uranium Limit in Nuclear Deal
"The Pentagon's announce that at least a thousand US troops are being sent to the Middle East to counter any action taken Veyron, the Pentagon chief says they'll be there for defensive purposes. Meanwhile, Iran's announced plans to break the internationally agreed upon limit on its low enriched, uranium stockpiles by the end of next week. Former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes says the situation was predictable, the problem is, this is what we always said, you either have nuclear deal, like the one we negotiated in place. Or you're stuck in a position where Ron is once again, escorting its nuclear program, and we have to make the choice of whether or not military action, roads were speaking on
MSNBC Morning Joe
Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare
"Other way to help you experts identify them, we'll talk to former Obama national security facial. Ben Rhodes says, this may end up being another Trump photo op morning. Joe is coming right back. Four cities are suing President Trump over his promise to let care implode using his words. After congressional Republicans failed to repeal the law last year, Heidi Priscilla. This is your exclusive reporting this morning. What more can you tell us? That's right. Mika lawsuit is being filed in Maryland federal court by the cities of Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Baltimore today, arguing that Trump's efforts to make good on his promise to quote, let ObamaCare implode violate the constitution Trump is waged a relentless effort to use executive action alone to undermine and ultimately eliminate the law. The complaint charges according to a draft obtained by NBC news, the suit alleges that Trump's directive ordering agencies to rollback is much of the Affordable Care Act as possible violates article two of the constitution requiring the president to quote, take care that the laws buffet finally executed. It also will rely. Why on a list of Trump's tweets indicating his intent to unravel the law according to a lawyer that I talked to involved in the case, and if successful, the suit would prevent Trump from undercutting insurance markets and issue an injunction that he implement the law faithfully. So this has been going on and building for the past year ever since congress tried numerous times in failed to repeal the law legislatively. Jonathan q lot of talk room for good reason because we're talking about a foreign power trying to destroy our democracy about the rush investigation about Putin about a lot of other issues. But I Don the campaign trail. Aren't Democrats hammering healthcare. Most of all. I know Claire mccaskill talking a lot about pre existing conditions and Donald Trump owning to take away that. That benefit from working class middle class Americans. Yeah. Democrats have an abundance of options in terms of how to run this campaign this fall. But I think that we're a lot of strategists are coming to the pinion and I'm sure Heidi pointed this as well is the idea that as much as yes, Russia would resonate in presents itself as a a real danger to this democracy, but it's things like health care that are the issues where that that's Democrats feel like they can make more inroads here that those those are things that are affecting people's everyday lives in their pockets..
Martin Truex Jr. brings the horsepower at Kentucky
"Line on the radio network with the latest news and opinion and here we go on the race line race rap thirtysecond honda indy toronto in a scorcher it was when everything came unglued though in lap thirty four when the leader joseph new garden got bogged down it off grew tire marbles new zealand's scott dixon shot up into the lead knee held it there for its third one of the season third in toronto simon panel second and podium third in his hometown race for robert wiggins how fine is this his oakville team may jeans hinge james hinchcliffe other fourth charlie kimball fifth montreal zach claim into mental good story here to started dead last twentythird scored fourteenth healthy weekend throng for the thirty second running of the streets of toronto for the indycar series just might be the best one we've seen in maybe twenty years i don't know what you think i've thought it was pretty good indycar points into middle high auto the toronto in just about doubles dixon's points lead he leads new by sixty two coming up in our guest segments detail rundown of the finishing order then toronto star wheels norris mcdonald will join us for some expert analysis of the chase by the lake and thanks to all who stop by our broadcast location on thunder rally with our toronto affiliate to say hello and benches with us darn hot but darn good indycar notes if you don't mind i wanna go back a page to hinchcliffe win on the iowa oval the race ending under caution something nascar considers burning at the stake worthy heresy hinch has no trouble with races ending under caution but you gotta be careful this is rooted in fuel if the track is clean with two laps to go then yam forum i don't i'm not a big fan of like doctoring the length of a race just to make sure it ends under green for me there's too many races that are fuelled races for us we run out of fuel crossing the line and if all of a sudden a yellow fly comes out with to go and ends up becoming a green white checkered erases erases done and i don't i don't think that's fair we go into it knowing how long it's going to be and that's what we planned for so that's what i want to run the exactly fuel aside you are manipulating the finish of a race when you add laps to try and ended under green and i don't like that at all and i think you all know that all the indy lights tidy up toronto began to indy lights award in arusha one those candidates kelly was fifth and sixth master hadas peres well arenas vk one both of those candidates parker thompson finished eighth in both of those endeavors nascar cup under the lights again this time in kentucky and martin to x junior and canadian crew chief copan dominating proceedings leading all but ninety three of the two hundred and sixty seven laps win number four on the season for true junior the defending champion ryan blaney second brad keselowski third kozlowski still winless the season that's a surprise cup points in new hampshire kyle busch who was fourth at kentucky leads harvard who was fifth by fifty nine cup clippings or plans come together it seems at charlotte pretty nicely for the september thirtieth wroval four hundred i playoff road course in nascar history longest road course in the sanction as well two point two eight miles seventeen turn road thing thirtyfive feet of elevation change that uses a portion of the charlotte oval kind of like what they do daytona it will be the first cutoff race of ten race cup playoff nascar xfinity at kentucky the christopher bell canada's alex labbe thirtysecond with some contact trucks ben rhodes took that candidate stuart friesen second that i win is coming and coming soon nascar canada avocado indie that went to andrew ranger from one week up for germany twentysecond lewis hamilton accepting the apology from kimi raikkonen for their first lap crash off the start of the british grand prix and wants to move on oh we're so happy to hear this lewis was clobbered by the ferrari driver turned three at silverstone which dropped to eighteenth but wasn't a treat ever watch him charge back through to.
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Ben Rhodes discusses the days after the 2016 election
"Who wanted to be tribal and didn't want to embrace a future that is more inclusive and diverse and tolerant and globalist to use a word that has come under assault and that that's what he's really wrestling with is like how do we balance you know as progressives our view that the world continues to move in a certain direction with the kind of reactionary forces that want to push back against that and that the balance you know we had to take seriously the fact that you know this was a pretty dramatic correction with brexit and trump winning elections in with putin kind of asserting himself that you know should lead all of us to at least question well how do we if we're going to promote these values these progressive values how do we make sure that they don't we don't do so in a way that loses you know you're not gonna want everybody over but you know the loses contact with people who also don't want to feel like their traditional identities are under assault yep you got called up the oval office right after obama's meeting with trump right yeah so the readout in the book sounds lake in person face to face trump was a bit of a us friendly he was open to preserving the iran deal talking about obamacare you know it sounded like there was not a lot of the bravado and bless her that you see in public was that your sense talking to bummer yeah in other words none of it and he was kind of bemused he didn't really know what to make of it because trump was very had been very ingratiating and said nice things about how they both drew huge crowds and you know we can draw big crowds but hillary can't and you know bama stranded walk them through healthcare and immigration and they're on deal and trump's not particularly engaging on that but saying oh yeah i'll take a look at that and so he he was kind of struggling to know what to do with that you know in a way it'd be easier if trump came in and was like let's debate healthcare you know but that's not what happened and i think on the one hand sure that may