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Fresh update on "biden administration" discussed on Gaydos and Chad
"Arizona's immigration crisis governor Doug Ducey, declaring a state of emergency in Arizona Southern border, the governor continuing to push back on what he calls the Biden administration's lack of action. The numbers don't lie. This drastic. Serge is a direct result of the bad policy coming out of Washington, D C. The state is providing an initial $25 million in funding and deploying the National Guard to help combat the crisis of the border, and the governor plans to visit Yuma tomorrow and take it Tour of the border. He'll also deliver remarks at 12:30 P.m., and you'll be able to hear that live tomorrow. Here on Katie are both of Arizona's Democratic U. S. Senators Applaud Deuces Executive order to send the guard to Arizona Southern border Kerstin Cinema tweets. She welcomes the governor's action to support Arizona's communities Mark Kelly tweets, the National Guard can assist both local law enforcement and homeland security. Both senators say they will continue working with the Governor, Border Patrol and national and local leaders to secure our border.
Biden Administration Backs D.C. Statehood
"Statehood has a very powerful supporter, President Biden. President Biden Show of support isn't just rhetorical, either. He says. The administration and Congress will work together on a statehood bill, which is expected to get a vote on the House floor this Thursday. Republican leaders are against it, calling it a ploy for more liberal members of Congress. But Biden claims it's about representation, he says. D C. Residents have been deprived of full representation in Congress for far too long.
Fresh update on "biden administration" discussed on Buck Sexton
"Their own rules, and Dr Fauci testified under oath that that is violating CDC protocols as well, the way that they are transporting people that came here illegally throughout the rest of the country. He called that a new level of hypocrisy emanating from the Biden administration and Democratic leaders. News and analysis at town Hall calm. I'm Keith Peters in Washington Talk radio 6 80 Wcbm. Los Angeles plans in nearly billion dollar plan to get the homeless off the streets Faced with an out of control crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the proposal for the unprecedented level of spending comes as outrage grows in neighborhoods that have seen squalid encampments spread in parks, streets, alleys and under freeways. Or said he's planning to use nearly $100 million from the federal covert rescue package for the plan, and the city hopes the county, state and federal governments will continue to expand their financial assistance. Rhonda roster reporting a seeks civil rights organization called on law enforcement Tuesday to investigate whether a former FedEx employee fatally shot eight people for them seeks. FedEx facility in Indianapolis last week had any ties to hate groups that seeks coalitions request came a day after Indianapolis police released a report from last year's stating that an officers seized a shotgun from Brandon Scott holds home after his arrest in March, 2020. Solid identified as white.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Returning to Washington For "Consultations"
"The U. S ambassador to Russia says he's returning to Washington after Moscow expelled 10 U. S diplomats, NPR's Lucy and Kim reports Ambassador John Sullivan is not being expelled, although the Kremlin advised him to return for talks. U. S Embassy in Moscow's is Ambassador Sullivan is returning to Washington for consultations with his new colleagues in the Biden administration. Sullivan says he'll be back in Russia in the coming weeks. The United States and Russia engaged in a round of tit for tat diplomatic expulsions last week after the Biden administration accused the Kremlin of a massive cyberattack and election interference. At the time, a top aide to President Vladimir Putin recommended Sullivan returned to Washington. Last month, the Kremlin someone it's ambassador in Washington back to Moscow after President Biden called Putin a killer. With U. S Russian relations at a low point, Biden has proposed to summit with Putin in the coming
Fresh update on "biden administration" discussed on The Mark Arum Show
"Boycott. Ridiculous. They did not ask to be in this political fight. It's unfair to them and their families and their livelihood is to be targeted. He blames the national movement to take over state elections. Sandra Parish 95.5 WSB, the Biden administration is keeping free school lunch around for students across the country. The Department of Agriculture announced school meal programs will continue through June of next year. At no charge. Officials say it's part of the administration's effort to reopen schools safely during the pandemic. Rocker Ted Nugent has denied covert 19 was a thing Now he has it stuffed up, head. Body aches. My God, I thought I was dying. The 72 year old Nugent, maybe announcement on Facebook live. He still says.
US Ambassador to Russia Returning to Washington For "Consultations"
"Us ambassador to russia says he's returning to washington after russia expelled ten. Us diplomats npr's lucian. Kim reports from moscow ambassador. John sullivan is not being expelled. Although the kremlin advised him to return for talks the us embassy in moscow's ambassador sullivan is returning to washington for consultations with his new colleagues. The biden administration sullivan says he'll be back in russia in the coming weeks the united states and russia engaged in a round of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions last week after the biden administration accused the kremlin of a massive cyberattack and election interference at the time. A top aide to president vladimir. Putin recommended sullivan returned to washington. Last month the kremlin summoned its ambassador in washington back to moscow. After president biden called putin a killer with us russian relations at a low point biden has proposed a summit with putin in the coming
Fresh update on "biden administration" discussed on All Things Considered
"That we could be heard Employees death sparked widespread demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice across the nation. Some. The case brought to mind. Rodney King, the black man who was savagely beaten by LAPD officers in the nineties for white cops were acquitted in the trial, then the verdict sparked five days of deadly uprisings here in L. A Migrant Children could start arriving at the Long Beach Convention Center as soon as this week. Earlier this month, the city agreed to answer the call put out by the Biden administration and turn the facility into a temporary shelter for unaccompanied young people crossing the Southwest border or now from Kcrw's Cherry Glaser. Shelter will accommodate up to 1000 Children with a special focus on siblings who were found together. Kids as young.
"biden administration" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Those were on the outside so according to nelson this the new york times published last week in the united states. Nine in one hundred people have had the coronavirus compared to thirty four in one hundred for incarcerated individuals and this rate is even higher in the federal prison population As at least thirty nine percent have been infected. I've done a decent amount of reporting of the last thirteen months or so. The vast outbreaks in the federal prison system although the agency management has impo is instituted a lot of mitigation Measures due to the the close quarters in these facilities particularly for inmates on staff coming in and out and facilities not always following the directives that has led to the spread. I talk with people working in the facilities fairly regularly and they're still pretty concerned. You know over a year later in the last. I want to save five months or so. The cases have been increasing among staff more than they have inmates And they're also is I don't know the most recent update but a a couple of weeks ago. We did a story on how Less than fifty percent. I believe forty nine percent of staff members at the bp accepted vaccines from the. It's i don't know if they've gotten them in the community overall but during this hearing a lot of lawmakers are a little bit surprised and alarmed by that statistic given you know it's been such a pervasive problem. it's it's interesting with the the prisons. Jails because everyone is so tightly packed that there's no level of deserving or not deserving however you feel about people who are in prison in jails. that's always a concern of mine when when people complain. Well the prisoners the guards. It's like it doesn't really matter. Everyone needs to get it. Because they're so tightly packed you know it's not something where where we're kind of letting people within the wind because of their status You know as far as being imprisoned. It's it's a very thing in that sense. And the agency did say that they are offering them to steph inverse. I if the staff members don't accept vaccines than they offer them to inmates as they don't wanna waste doses is another issue here of course scarcity in in wasting doses and things like that and You know we're we've been seeing that since Vaccines became more available few months ago. That courtney thanks to be on the show this it'd be here. Thanks for listening to music. Daily our show is produced by learn hosted by me. Cross john for twenty. One courtney blais for joining the program. Our music is a song signals by caffeine's be should've reviewing subscribe on apple podcasts or spotify or wherever you get your podcast you can email feedback podcasts Dot com or up on twitter at gum. Exert we'd love to hear from you. We'll talk to you later..
Fresh update on "biden administration" discussed on John and Ken
"We're seeing that there was some vindication for that, saying that there could create a check and balance where it's not this even impunity that they can just automatically expect eyes relieving, Anderson says. It's really time to heal and move ahead in downtown L A. Steve Gregory, king of high Noon and activist in Orange County, says a guilty verdict will make it much more easier will make it much easier to build relationships with communities moving forward was a lot of anxiety and anticipation leading up to the moment. Black OC representative Farren Kid says he went to many Apple Less when the George Floyd video first surface to film a documentary and he says, based on the pain he saw he'd been worried what a not guilty verdict would've meant for the country. But with guilty on all counts, verdict. I feel relief from my heart. I feel optimism, he says. But it's important to remember these problems didn't come about overnight and they're not going to be solved The night this is this is a movement. Not a moment, and the marathon continues in Costa Mesa, Corbin Carson Kay, If I knew the LAPD says it's on tactical alert because of the verdict, the department says there are currently no unlawful ascent. Police and tactical alert protocol is a precaution The news has brought to you by American vision Windows. Ah federal judge has ordered L. A to find housing for everyone on Skid Row. Judge David Carter's been overseeing a lawsuit filed by businesses around Skid Row and people who live in the neighborhood. He issued a preliminary injunction ordering the city and the county to shelter homeless single women and kids on Skid Row in the next three months and everyone else in the next six months. The order also requires the city in the county to audit all spending on homelessness. And the judge ordered the billion dollars announced by Mayor Garcetti to be spent on homelessness to be put into escrow with the detailed spending plan produced in a week. Christian Carl Okay, if I knew, and the Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country's electric system from cyber attacks through a new 100 Day initiative, federal government agencies will work with private companies. The initiative encourages companies to put technologies into use. So they can respond to cyber intrusions in real time it slow.
States Debate Taxing Recreational Marijuana Based on Potency
"Under what's called temporary protected status because of unsafe conditions in their home countries. The justices seemed favorable toe arguments made by the Biden administration that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have temporary protected status from seeking green cards to remain permanently. AT T P s designation protects from deportation. People who came from countries ravaged by war or disaster and allows them to work in the U. S. Immigrant groups contend federal laws more forgiving toward the 400,000 TPS recipients, then toward others. Jackie Quinn Washington New York Attorney general Letitia James has to go ahead to investigate whether Governor Andrew Cuomo
Supreme Court Seems Poised to Back Limits on Green Cards
"The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case concerning some 400,000 migrants in the country under what's called temporary protected status because of unsafe conditions in their home countries. The justices seem favorable toe arguments made by the Biden administration that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have temporary protected status from seeking green cards to remain permanently. AT T P s designation protects from deportation. People who came from countries ravaged by war or disaster and allows them to work in the U. S. Immigrant groups contend federal laws more forgiving toward the 400,000 TPS recipients, then
Immigration Officials Ordered to Not Use 'Alien'
"Using illegal alien. And assimilation under new Biden administration order. So now we're going to Destroy the language changed the words. So what you're actually seeing doing Isn't really described accurately. By an administration has ordered US immigration enforcement agencies to stop using terms such as alien, illegal alien and assimilation when referring to immigrants in the United States a rebuke of terms widely used under the Trump administration. Hey, look, you dumb answers at the Washington Post. May I say that the word dumb can I say that? Not the Trump administration. It's all Americans. Changes to each other memo sent money to department heads at Immigration and Customs, Enforcement of Customs, border protection, the nation's chief and forces of federal immigration laws. According to copies obtained by the Washington Compost. It's part of an ongoing effort to reverse Donald Trump's hardline policies. Donald Trump's hardline policy save
US under Biden will no longer call migrants 'illegal aliens'
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting U. S. agencies will no longer call migrants illegal aliens under the bike did ministration the Biden administration is instructing agencies to no longer referred to migrants as avians memos issued by customs and border protection and immigration and customs enforcement recommended Chloe's use non citizen or migrant additionally instead of illegal aliens employees of customs and border protection and ice should use undocumented noncitizens or undocumented individuals Republican senator Tom cotton of Arkansas pushed back against the new guidance saying we use the term illegal alien because they're here illegally Mike Rossi out Washington
Biden Administration Weighs Rule to Reduce Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
"Report. The Biden administration is considering forcing cigarette companies to reduce the nicotine content in their products brought plenty of smoke to the market. This afternoon, Shares of Marlboro cigarettes maker Altria fell 6%. Following the Dow Jones report, which says the FDA also may ban mental cigarettes outright. Shares of one company increase 22nd Century group sells cigarettes with already very low nicotine levels and its stock. Rose 11%
Biden Administration reportedly considering nicotine reduction
"The biden administration is weighing whether to require tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes. That's according to the wall street journal reports that nicotine would have to be reduced to minimally addictive levels. The administration is reportedly also considering a ban on menthol
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred to Prison Infirmary
"Leader Alexei Navalny moved from a prison camp to a nearby prison hospital. Navalny's aides say his health has deteriorated while on hunger strike. ABC News senior Foreign correspondent and Panis is a high stakes situation here for Alexei Navalny, above all, but also for the relationship between Russia and the outside world, in particular, the relatively new Biden administration. Russian penitentiary service says that at the present time the volleys condition is quote. Satisfactory on Wall Street. The Dow down
ICE to Stop Using Term 'Illegal Alien' Referring to Immigrants
"Trump administration, the Biden administration reportedly plans to order immigration agencies to stop using the terms alien illegal alien and assimilation when referring to immigrants. Washington Post says the change is detailed in memos expected to be sent today. The Post says alien will become non citizen or migrant illegal will become undocumented. And assimilation will change to entire integration. A top official at Customs and Border Patrol says the U. S will enforce the nation's laws while also maintaining the dignity of every individual. President Biden is
US Warns Russia of 'Consequences' if Putin Critic Navalny Dies
"I'm Julie Walker. Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling from massive protests following reports about his failing health. Opposition leaders started a hunger strike three weeks ago after jail officials refused to let him see his own doctor. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the Biden administration has made it clear to Russia that there will be consequences if it allows no volley to die in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at a variety of different
Biden Administration: Police Reform and Gun Control
"Kristen. Where does the white house think they can make progress on police reform or on gun regulation so taking both of those issues. Chuck i on police. Reform the white house's pushing for the george floyd bill which passed the house to pass the senate. That is a bill that would make it easier to prosecute police misconduct. It would pour resources into training. Police there is a bipartisan effort. To try to move that forward no progress though same thing as it relates to gun. They're urging congress to act on two bills that would expand background checks that passed the house. They want the senate to act the reality though chuck while those two things are stalled. The white house focused on infrastructure. It's big push
Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules
"A group of liberal senators is calling on the biden administration to help poor countries beef up vaccination by relaxing intellectual property rules. So drugmakers can produce generic cova
Biden Administration Resumes White House Council on Native American Affairs
"The biden administration announced thursday. It will restore the white house counsel on native american affairs. The mountain west news bureau savannah mar has more at a meeting with tribal leaders. Earlier this month secretary of the interior dub holland promised a new era of nation to nation relations between the federal government and tribes to do that right. We must engage tribal nations with an all of agency approach. The revival of the white house counsel on native american is a step in that direction. It will bring together leaders from across the federal government to coordinate services policies related to tribes with input from tribal leaders themselves. Gabe aguilera is president of the mescalero. Apache tribe. He calls this. The latest of many early indicators that the biden administration takes its trust responsibility to tribes seriously. Our voice is going to be respected. And we're going to have input on issues that's gonna help country or improve native country or could hurt any country council was first launched under former president obama but went dark for most of the trump years. Gale small is with the university of montana's american indian government policy institute and a former northern cheyenne councilwoman. She says that hampered pandemic response in indian country at critically important that discounts along native american affairs really steps up their efforts to assist us in further responding to the pandemic but also rebuilding. You know economic recovery house. Joe kerr on indian reservation to council will convene next friday with secretary holland serving as chair for national native news. I'm savannah
Biden Administration Says Gun Violence Must End, Urges Congress Again to Act
"The bike did ministration is again urging action to curb gun violence after another mass shooting from vice president Harris during a meeting with Japan's prime minister this violence must end to press secretary Jen Psaki were horrified by the shooting overnight two the president himself who in a written statement calls the Indianapolis shooting just the latest in a string of tragedies and another example of an epidemic a week after calling for gun restrictions the president's upping his plea for the Senate to approve universal background checks and a ban assault rifles saying the nation can and must do more to save lives Sager made Ghani Washington
Biden Administration Is Planning For Possible COVID Vaccine Booster Shots
"Is in discussions to ensure that it can obtain booster covert 19 shots if they become necessary. That's the word from David Kessler, who runs the fight administration's vaccine effort. He tells the House subcommittee that the government is also looking ahead to the spread of Corona virus variants and whether vaccines could better target mutant strains. Federal health officials say booster shots would likely be required at some point. No, it's not yet clear when that will be.
The U.S. Imposes Economic Sanctions on Russia
"The us impose economic sanctions on russia. I mansi marshall genzer with the marketplace minute. The biden administration will prohibit u. s. financial institutions from buying bonds from russia's central bank national wealth fund or ministry of finance those sanctions will make it harder for russia to raise money internationally. The biden administration is imposing the sanctions partly in response to the solar wind cyber attack
"biden administration" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"You're really setting a deadline that says congress has disability is going to have to go away. We're going to have to have a conversation about it. I think those are all possibilities. And i think that You might see more of that sort of hedging and cabinet of the one of as opposed to the adoption of entirely new framework for these authorisations moving forward as noted though these are just part of the problem the ams the current authorisations is just one part of the broader. Were powers discussion. There's also a discussion about how congress engages with article two uses of authority. that's the war powers resolution the limits and reporting obligations and things that congress needs put on that which is the regime does not operate now as it was envisioned in nineteen seventy three and certainly as lots of space for reform there including pretty low hanging fruit like transparency reporting obligation reforms. I think you could see happen. But there's a beer question about saying does congress need to set some rules or setup incentives for itself that when it adopts future a you a maths that it does so in a more responsible fashion that the two thousand one up arguably that sets in geographic limits temporal limits as congressman accidentally right itself out of the warming equation as many people feel. It did with the two thousand one eo math. I think they're actually interesting ways to do that. It's quite an doesn't get a lot of attention. But i think it's hopefully if there is a real app day for taking it on. That is one area where you can actually really see congress. This congress in particular set some strain works in place. That could have long term ramifications. But it's also the most ambitious taking who knows what the band with is there to do it. All right here is the actual reality as i foresee yet. You are all correct that the two thousand one a you. A math will face no amendment or repeal which are all completely wrong that the two thousand and two a. m. f. is toast because in fact congress will not have the gumption to repeal any a. m. f. and i cite as my authority for this dwight eisenhower era taiwan. Am f which is still in effect to this very day and i think the path of least resistance for congress is always not to do anything and the lift in question to get over. The hump of inaction is extremely high and as a result. It's always looks more promising at the beginning of the year than at the end of the year that anything happens especially when the cost of nothing happening is as is the case with as you. I'm f- that congress gets to complain about executive action but isn't really responsible for it at whereas if it takes action and does something it could be held responsible for the action. So color skeptic that any Any a umf will. We'll see the end of days this year. Alright so quickly to wrap. What is a big salient war powers. Issue that you're going to have your eye on over the next few months john. What is your eye on these days. Well the one thing that we haven't talked about an old chestnut that i've been long involved. An written a lot about is one tahoe closure and of course that does relate to war powers into the two thousand and one you map. There's that is. The the whole thing of the people in guantanamo is based on the two thousand and one math but aside from that is can the administration even close it The biden administration said that they would like to do so. You're going to work to do it. But this gets back again to congress Because we continue to have the prohibitions on transfers to the united states so actually closed one tahoe. Not all of these people are going to be able to be let go elsewhere. They're number. That just aren't in so in my mind. The only way to close it is to get congress to lift these restrictions and we'll have to see if the bite administration could do that. Scott what are you have. Your eye on well agree. Guantanamo's a big outstanding question. But in a way i think the most immediate one administration is going to have to deal with is actually the u. s. military presence in syria The obama administration when it left office was engaged in counter isis mission. They're very expressly With a military presence and a supporting local engage in that mission that emission has been while they're still aspects of it that are still ongoing in terms of actual isis presence on the ground certainly much smaller scale than it used to be the trump administration. Meanwhile dramatically changed our presence in syria. We have forces. There are primarily located around Helping to preserve oil wells de or and around autom- kind of a border Observation station that is is kind of removed from the hubs of isis activity. That we were in had actually has been for several years now so If you're going to go back to this kind of isis justification it's really really hard to square As a legal basis for the activity states is addressing in iraq. I think the vitamins racist already hinted they do see a counter isis mission. And maybe they're going to adjust the activities in syria to a better align with that objective. And what makes sense or otherwise. Draw the lines of explanation about why what they're doing. They're now directly relates to the counter. Isis mission as opposed to counter iran mission our counter assad mission with the trump administration hinted at many times separate from the counter. Isis thousand one. Am efficient. but i don't know yet as really really hard questions on variety of fronts legally and policy wise there and it's one that the binder restrictions doc be able to escape for long so i think that's that's a big set of questions are going to have to deal with becky. You get the last. What are you thinking about. So i agree with john that guantanamo is sort of remains a huge issue. It is sadly an issue that the american public appears to have moved on from. I think the the most significant obstacles to closing guantanamo really political once.
"biden administration" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Disagrees with that You know they could assert executive privilege. I guess for stuff. They didn't want to disclose to congress but neither those appears to happen. The administration's confirmed that they've given a report with an unclassified portion to congress and that unclassified portion is supposed to be given to the public. I suspect it's still going to happen. I think this is another example of just a growing pain And these are the fact that as much as it is you know to us from the a very easy thing to do. I think folks have worked in the executive branch as john. Belk obviously have You know we'll say and i think it's even more true. The white house arrest executive branch even doing things like updating a website requires a lot of sign off on a lot of clearance and particularly when it's not a high priority item. And you're having to get sign off from people with lots of other items to deal with. It might just take time. That's very generous interpretation and my My inclination to be generous is waning as the days tick off between the when the report is supposed to be and it hasn't been but i'm stop domestic. We'll get it in the near term. John there was a report. The other day in the new york times from charlie savage that the biden administration had at least temporarily put something in place like the old obama era. Ppg and simultaneously. Is you know once again. Renewed talk of a umf reform on these. Two issues are not directly related in the sense. That one is the you know. Question of how much restraint the administration and the white house particularly is going to exercise over the executive branch with respect to individual drone strikes whereas the other question is really a question of of what congress is going to authorize but it is They are related in the sense that they reflect a certain a certain level of discomfort with the relevance of the current statutory legal framework and kind of a question about what additional guidance should be necessary or maybe necessary and so my question is just the question of what is the prospect for in your view. reform of the the overall framework in the coming years. Is this the finally the time that we're gonna see a umf perform or or Or are we going to be tinkering around the edges with documents like the ppg and and the trump administration subsequent rollback of that. Let me take the ppg. I quickly and then move to the more interesting issue a native maps so on the again i started now right at the beginning of the bush administration and of course the first thing we did in that i did is. Nfc legal adviser was to look at all the authorities that we had including military authorities intelligence authorities covert action authorities. We'd inherited from the clinton administration and decide you know. Did we like them. We wanna keep them that. We want to change them. And you know that's what the biden administration is doing now. Is they're looking at all of the things that they've inherited So the charlie. Savage report suggests that they may be no put some limits on the loosening of restrictions on drone strikes that the trump administration may have allowed. But that's may just be a temporary pause pending this review. you know where we might all guesses. Maybe the obama administration had been a little bit too restrictive Charlie wrote a whole book out how the obama administration becomes sort of governed by laws. There's you'll maybe. The trump administration was too loose. Gone too far the other way so we may end up with sort of the. Goldilocks option of of this one. Fits just right. and you know. I do think that there's become drone fatigue. And so you know i think they've baby somewhat more restrictive on drone strikes. But you know not to on a map for form interesting thing was that jen psaki said that president biden supports replacing the existing were powers authorities. She didn't specify which ones but With a narrow and specific framework so presumably if you match that up with what. Tim kaine And others both democrats and republicans said they wanna do which was to repeal the two thousand and two nineteen ninety-one iraq eight. You a maths. Maybe there's some support for that amongst both democrats and republicans. I mean you know. Do we really need the one thousand nine hundred ninety one and two thousand to a. Um apps i'd be. I think there maybe still a few lawyers that if possibly dod or doj that say well there are wisps of of value left in the two thousand two math. But you're maybe we can get coalesce lesson surrounds repealing all of those repealing and replacing the two thousand one a. m. f. as we all know is a lot harder. I mean it ought to be easier in the you know. Almost everybody agrees that it ought to be revised but trying to get that sweet spot of where everybody can agree on. What i say is just a whole lot harder. So i guess bottom line then. I'd be a bit surprised if we can't repeal these a couple of these. Am apps but you know we just all know that. Even though you know good government dictates and i have long supported this that the two thousand and one eight. Umf ought to be revised gonna run to the bank on it right now beck. What do you think is is this the year for a umf perform. Yeah i'm i'm with john and that it might be that the two thousand and two and the ninety one of the low hanging fruit here the two thousand and one you map is only going to be really hard as a matter of substance in terms of how to revise it. But it's also really risky. And so we're gonna have to sort of be vigilant to the ways. In which all of the different legal mechanisms and interpretations that the that executive the executive branch through multiple presidential administration says now used to expand their interpretation of the two thousand one. You will continue to apply to future. Ams unless they are really carefully worded in ways that preclude that interpretation. And so that's gonna be you know what's the danger here is that we end up with a more open ended authority. Even if that's not the intention to the president the danger in repealing the two thousand two a. m. s. is that it. That doesn't resolve the question of the president's consultation with congress over the series strikes here right because the more congressional authorizations we repeal the more that puts pressure on the president to rely on of constitutional authority and so. I think that this all has to be done in conjunction with general war powers reform. Scott you get the last word on us before i pronounce the actual future. What do you think are we going to see any combination of a umf reform or more powers reform over the next couple years. I will agree with john. Belk i think that the lowest hanging fruit is obviously nineteen ninety-one in two thousand two. Ms related to iraq. We've seen bipartisan bills. With pretty substantial. Bipartisan support already introduced to that effect both in the last congress and now this congress with bipartisan support. They're not relied upon. It will have zero impact on operations except to cabin things like this. Alami strike that have proven controversial and a lot of circles. So i i think those are likely to go. I frankly would put money on that happening. This year That's a little bit ambitious bet. But i think it's a real possibility because people a lot of people want to show some sort of progress on some aspect of this front and this is just the easiest one to move on to one. Enough is going to be a lot harder. Part of the reason i think is because people keep looking for the right solution and the perfectly tailored a yeoman f and there's just a lot of disagreement about about what the right scope of us counterterrorism operations as and you know a lot of people say should be relying upon article two more but other people. And i would put myself in. This latter camp are much more concerned about creating an incentive structure to push the executive branch towards broader assertion. The article authority because of course those are potentially harder for congress to rein in caveat limit and otherwise be coequal or at least a co actor in setting the the policy in that area. What i think is a real possibility is is that a piecemeal approach to two thousand one. Everybody recognizes the has certain fundamental problems. And i think you might get consensus around certain ways to cabin those fundamental problems. So maybe congress gets together and says we're gonna cap the geographic scope of the two thousand one af whatever the executive branches recorded. they're using it those locations. That's it and if you wanna go beyond that to new geographic areas. You've got to come back to congress. They could do the same thing with which we the most influential reform setting a sunset even if it is two three four five years down the road..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"The question of whether or not congress should have been involved in the decision making and so i think that's the domestic law piece of this and so that's the piece that i think it is quite possible. Senator kaine may be a hawk when it comes down to it but he wants a role for his institution which is constitutionally mandated. Will all right. I wanna pose a different theory of the case of what happened here. Which is that. The administration responding as john said to a attack is also quite sensitive in the context of the current politics where mike pump heo comes out of office and basically immediately accuses them of being sort of weak on iran and you know is keen to kind of show that they are not pushovers. Even though they wanna talk to the iranians about the nuclear program and to send a message to members of congress that they're not going to get infinitely bogged down in situations like the obama administration. Did where you go to congress for permission to act in syria. Only to find that congress. Having demanded that you come doesn't give you the authorizations and so it was convenient scott for the administration to simultaneously show that congress's role is whatever it may be limited and that unlike the obama administration the biden administration is not going to get caught up in a congressional bayton switch and by the way it's also not going to get to easily outflanked on iran so to what extent are those completely non legal policy and political considerations parts of this picture. I think it's plausible. They've entered in the one thing. I'll note is i agree. I think that probably factor. Today any question about i still think there's this advanced consultation question and it does look like there was some effort to give some advanced notice to some people on the hill. Just happened did not happen to be the right people so that seems to nod towards their having been some sort of just confusion or You know growing pains as as they mysteries figuring out the right procedures having not done this before. And there's no right answer for these things. It's just past practice and rules in place and they just may not quite have gotten there yet but authorisation question i. I think it's fair i. I think it's probably equally likely on mobile. More likely though that as kind of alluded and john kind of alluded congress just more sensitive to these things or more teed in on these things than they were four years ago or eight years ago we've seen majorities in congress vote to limit president trump's You know military activities in regard to iran and yemen that those votes didn't amount anything they were vetoed and and and had questionable you know actual legal effects that actually gone into effect regardless but people are mobilized. A little bit more around this. And as i don't think we i don't think we can just attribute that to the biden administration trying to muscle around. I will say an and you know we did a podcast on this a couple of weeks ago right after the strikes focusing on the iraq policy questions. I really hope that the main reason demonstration didn't do this was just answer domestic critics. There are always going to be mr critics that are always pushing for use of force in response to any sort of threat or use of force. That's rarely a good reason to do it. At least by view it is always a batteries and to do it in iraq where u s melt uses of military force or in relation iraq. I should say use military force. Ken have really really damaging domestic consequences for the long term political sustainability of the important us military and diplomatic mission. That's happening there so you know i don't have any doubt. Domestic political factors entered into this. They always do in any decision. Like this Hope that wasn't just the driver or at least the sole driver in the sort of case because that is going to be a recipe for a less than optimal outcome in iraq. To say the least Instead i hope there were some of the strategic factory. We talked about Deterring future attracts and Making response to this that that also entered into the equation all right so let's turn to the various reports that congress are or that the administration has released. There is as a preliminary matter. The legal and policy frameworks report Which has been given to congress. But if i'm scott has still not been made public right. That is correct. As of as of a week past the being transferred to congress we still have not seen a public version as of yet Which is what's required by the statute and then there is the interim national security strategy which was released. John getting started on this. Obviously one of them. We don't know what it says Although i don't expect it will be all that different from the last one but it may be a little bit different with either of these documents is the biden administration likely to significantly move the ball or is this again sort of the area where despite the rhetoric of campaigns and the different national security talking points of the various parties this is this sort of area where the permanent interests of the united states tend to keep things on a relatively static. Course so again. I think we're gonna see more continuity here with maybe just a slightly different tone. Let me take the legal policy. Framework i goes. We don't know what it's gonna say so there's less to say about it. They're going to be ecorse commenting on what happened during the trump administration and so it's probably easier for them to be critical of what the trump administration dead but to the extent they also set forth their own legal and policy framework going forward. I don't think we're going to see a lot of change l. From the obama administration or for of general. Us policy on on usa force. That would really quite surprise me. I can't quite understand why they haven't least publicly yet. I think scott in a minute Has said that he may have heard something. But let's talk about the national security strategy which one i applaud them for getting it out so quickly they must have been working on this young during the last year during the transition usually take say administration quite to put a national security strategy together so this is an impressive piece of work really all across the board on its emphasis asus on multi-lateralism on us leadership on working with the international institutions and international rules. I really thought it was quite good on use of force depending how you look at the glass half full or half empty. It does say that force will be used as a last resort and that the us will use diplomacy first so a critic could say gee that's really new here that that we're really deep elevating us. Willingness to use force and at this is more of a democratic sort of peaceful view. I you know. I don't think that's actually maybe slight a difference in tone but let me take two things one. I think that also has to be read against this extremely significant sentence in president. Biden's were powers report that says that the united states is always prepared to use force to defend americans of other countries were unwilling or unable to do. So that's a really robust statement about use of force to actually if you compare the words and the biden national security strategy about usa force with the lecture that my boss at the time. Condoleeza rice gave the wrist and lecture at the manhattan institute where she sort of de compacted the bush administration's preemption doctrine which had been announced in its nash. Thirty strategy in which the bush administration got a lot of flack or suggesting that it was going to be rampaging around the world using force and then she she then Explained that in more detail to say. Look this is really nothing new. Anticipatory self-defence has been around for a long time. It's accepted under international law and the country's shouldn't act first without exhausting other means including diplomacy and that preemptive action does not come at the beginning of a long chain of effort so they're really saying the same thing here almost twenty years apart in saying that the us is prepared to use force to protect americans including if other countries are unwilling or unable to do so but the off to come at the end of a wom line of other actions with diplomacy first so no bottomline. Then i don't. I don't see a huge difference here And i'd be really surprised if something in the legal and policy framework suddenly tips the balance. Yes so beck is. If i were a campus left student and i heard john say that i would say see. It doesn't matter what political party you vote for. You're still getting the same old forever. War mentality whether it's democrats or republicans and bellinger has just you know pulled. The wool away from everyone saw is There's no difference between the bush administration on on this stuff. Anyway the bush administration the obama administration the trump administration and the biden administration. They're all reserving the right of preemptive war and nodding to one degree or another to the idea that you try to do other things. I would that lefty. I can't side of this is an anti-globalization protestor or a lefty college student. Would that person have a point..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"A so. I would assume here that either that the defense department acted very quickly for reasons that we may not know that some intelligence information that they wanted to act quickly. That's not entirely clear. Why because the the building that they strike was not actually moving or that it was essentially justice. Grew up That they notices. Were not done as broadly in his quickly. As should have been so. You know it's it's always a good idea to try to clear things in advance as much as possible. The executive branch reports does worry about leaks so not too much morning is given but hard to tell whether this was intentional or justice. Grew out scott back. Do either of you have a sense whether this was intentional. Or just a screw up. Yeah i. I've been looking at some of the reporting around this and ask around a little bit around town. What's interesting. is that if you look at. Who acknowledge getting some advance notice Although it appears to have been relatively brief like a few minutes it's actually Senator warner who of course interest the senate intelligence committee you know was want people who said he got advanced notice and it looks like in fact notice may be given potentially to the gang of eight. They usually gets advance notice of intelligence operations. That isn't entirely unprecedented in this circumstance. Because there's a strange jurisdictional breakdown around all sorts of military and quasi military intelligence activities. Where you know sensitive military operations which is one category supposed to be alerted. The armed services committee tells operation see intelligence committee is the foreign relations committees that actually have jurisdiction over the questions where paris resolution that is usually the conventional channel for something like this that seems like a more conventional sort of military action The truth is aren't really new problems like they're often have been these sorts of frictions of notification and it's not weird to happen kind of the first at bat of an administration that still getting its footing still at figuring out internal procedures and relations with the hill. But you know. I think it does point actually kind of like a bigger problem. That congress could be a little more proactive addressing. Which is that. You've got this weird Bifurcated reifer kitted jurisdictional arrangement among the relative committees. That are dealing with parts of this. That leads to these gaps information sometimes a notice. It's worth noting secretary. Lincoln is actually on the hill at has been in a skiff briefing. The senate foreign relations committee today for several hours. I think that got out recently in part on this issue and i think that's assigned sign from the administration saying oops you know. He let us give you a full breakdown. So we're on the same page and and adjusting for us. I think it is some that growing pains that that john alluded to in this but it's reflective of of a system at a broader systematic problem that that may be worth congress thinking about a little bit better ways to approach backwaters your sense of the congressional friction. So i am watching this and thinking that the biden administration may have underestimated. it's honeymoon period with congress so congress has been rallying. Even in bipartisan efforts. Around were powers reform certainly was under the last administration and i think these strikes are are seem to be giving them sort of new impetus to raise these issues again onto this one and it's long been my view that the only way to get this done is to do it. When the president is being constrained by so to speak his own people in congress so in this case democratic congress constraining a democratic president could be could be the perfect storm for actually passing more powers reform ivy not without getting into the nitty gritty of what war powers reform would look like. Why do you think. I mean given that tim. Kaine has been beating this particular drum for a long time on. The president's people are not babes in the woods on this subject out. Why do you think they might have miscalculated. The degree to which. I mean you know the he would come and do a a strike relatively quickly with very limited congressional notification. That seems like a kind of thumb in tim. Canes i to me yeah. I don't disagree with that. And in this case look if if this had looked to all like it clearly look necessary. A legal term of art and people have different views about what it means. But i don't think anyone is looking at this and thinking. Oh yeah it was so clearly necessary for the us government in colloquial sets for the us government to act in self defense in this immediate way with no time to truly consult with congress and certainly no time to get congressional authorization of days days later after we were stuck in iraq that we're going to hit a facility in syria that we can't even say in our statement. Congress or in our statement to the security council was itself a base for launching attacks. That just doesn't feel to people. I think that's nice on the outside like it was truly necessary to act with the kind of imminence that would not permit consultation with congress. John do you. Do you agree with that. Yeah he was sick. Just say i. i'm not sure i do. And that i was actually really rather surprised about the pushback that the administration got from congress on as we all know the concern amongst progressives on more powers and usa force and i've been very supportive of umf reform. And what tim kaine is said. We'll get to that in a minute but you know this was not like a bolt flu if the administration had done this just out of the blue. I would think that these concerns expressed would be legitimate but you know the the administration was was responding to an attack that killed some people and injured a us soldier in the region so there were responding again. We don't know all the intelligence as to whether they felt this would deter further attacks. But i assumed that is. The case is that they didn't want to just take this attack and do nothing that they wanted to respond so again and and i think that linked up to the point i made about what they included in the war powers report which is which i assume they thought hard about because it's new and said for the first time to say that the administration has always prepared to use force to defend americans. That's a really strong statement but the main point is you know they were responding here and i'm a bit surprised that congress jumped on them over it. Yeah i'll just jump in briefly to say that there's two different things going on here. One is the substance of standard of when it's okay to use force and the other and that's really the international law question and the others a procedural question about who gets to make that decision as a policy matter and that's the domestic law separation of powers question and so john. You may be right that this was a even putting aside the law that this was as a policy matter a legitimate and important thing to do and whether or not it was doesn't answer..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Okay so john listening to beck just now. I am struck by the fact that this conversation sounds an awful lot like once that you and i were having ten years ago and i guess my question to you is. Is this a more. The more things change the more they stay the same thing or is there really is any of this movement in the legal theory actually significant so. I don't think there's much new in the legal theory. In fact. I think what's new here is that there isn't anything new that it's being stated in fact in the biden administration's inaugural were powers report. And so i wanna say two things about that one. This war powers report that reported on the strike in syria. The report was issued on february. Twenty seventh actually gives the international law basis for the strike which is not required under the war powers resolution where paris resolution only requires the president to provide the legislative or statutory basis. So the administration's gone farther to provide the international law basis. Which i think is a good thing. I think it's actually always important. And in fact we don't tell congress enough that the executive branch tries hard to comply with both domestic law and international law so i grabbed the administration. That's different from either. The obama administration the bush administration of the trump administration. So it's not like this is just going back to the obama. Administration's statements about international law. They're actually including something in war powers report. But what's really significant here and ben to your point. This just shows how far things have moved in. Twenty years is the statement that i'm going. Read it from the war powers. Report is the united states. Always stands ready to take necessary and proportionate action in self-defense. Including when as is the case here the government of the state where the threat is located is unwilling or unable to prevent the use of its territory by non-state militia groups responsible for such attacks. Now i started in the white house. In february two thousand one we all recall or most of us recall how much sturm and drowned there was about the preemption doctrine that was announced a year later in the bush administration national security strategy. But here we have in president biden's inaugural war powers report essentially a little mini national security strategy. That if the bush administration had said this twenty years ago the world's heads would have exploded here. We have the president within six weeks saying the united states is always ready to attack other countries. If you're unwilling or unable to do something about it now that's actually a a statement that of of international law that the united states has long believed in. I used to say it in. My speech is at the time it goes back and has a long history all the way back to the carolina case. But it's never been said in a war powers report before and is a pretty significant statement and certainly the first time that the unwilling or unable tests has been included. I in a war power report. I'll just end with this Sometimes personalities can be important and a friend of law fair and often warfare. Contributor ashley deeks. Who is one of the leading. Experts on the and unable test is written. The seminal article on it is now the deputy legal adviser but i do think this statement in war powers. Report is both new and significant and joe's really continuity over for administrations all right so one area where there is less. Continuity i think is on the domestic law side. Where you know. The obama administration really made a point of trying to situate everything it did in the context of the two thousand. One a i'm f. The trump administration not because it was more aggressive exactly but because it was operating in theaters in which it was much harder to apply the two thousand and one. am math fell back on the two thousand to iraq. A you a math scott. How do you understand the current domestic law posture of the biden administration. That's a great question. And gets at what i think is probably the one really notable. Take away from this forty-eight hours report that does shed light on a potential departure at least a question that the biden administration hasn't settled yet about its approach to the ams an important relates to an innovation that the trump administration pursued and another one that the very late obama administration pursued essentially we saw the obama administration potentially although it was never entirely done explicitly as far more at the very end of the by ministration and then picked up by the trump administration. Embrace a theory of how they can be interpreted that extended the authorization provided by those statutes to not only addressing the entities that are directly fall under their scope. So you know perpetrators nine eleven attracts those who are safe in harbor them under two thousand one two thousand and two. You know threats emanating from iraq but to third party entities that britain either. Us forces pursuing those missions or and this was the trump administration's most notable innovation third party allies of ours that were being threatened or attacked by third parties while they were participating with us by emission authorized by the we saw the first peak of this relates amalia in two thousand sixteen towards the end of the obama administration. There was a military engagement with some elements of al shabaab. That at the time not all shebab was seen as falling under the two thousand one m. f. although eventually they were all kind of pulled under that and there was a theory at the time. I don't think it was confirmed by the administration that will they may relying upon the statutory idea that the two thousand one f. authorizes forces to defend themselves against attacks from third parties Because there was no forty eight hours powers report. Which if they were relying on article authority they would've been obligated to file but they did not to that hints at there may be a statutory authorization there. The trump administration then extended this theory again to third party allies on the ground..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Talked about whether this is the year that a umf reform might finally happen and which authorizations to use military force might finally see reform. It's the law fair podcast march twelfth war powers and the biden administration. So for those who have been focused on. Joe biden's dog. Mr potato head the royals and dr seuss scott. Bring us up to speed on why we are having a war powers conversation this week. What happened to end. Or what is the conversation that it provokes. Yeah absolutely you know over the last two weeks. We've seen a number of small events that give kind of windows into how the biden administration might be or seems to be thinking about certain fundamental questions about war powers meeting both the president's constitutional and statutory authority to use force and related international law questions kind of bundling although together under that umbrella course had airstrikes in syria against a qatar his bala and another associated. She had backed militia which were blamed our or given responsibility for a series of metaxas on us iraqi forces in different locations in iraq including a attack in that killed a us contractor And then we saw subsequent response subsequent to that airstrike Of another rocket attack in which another us contractor died of a heart attack. Apparently we also saw the administration issued interim national security strategy with lays out a vision of its foreign policy and give some hints at certain war powers questions. There were reports in the media that the biden administration upon assuming office reinstated certain restrictions on the use of military force outside of designated theaters of combat commonly associated with the ppg guidance. I was the three letter acronym given to that set of rules that govern those activities during the obama administration subsequently changed by the trump administration and then now it may be reinstated removed back in a people you direction while the processes undergoing review image more strict restrictive sort of Approach to those issues and then we saw another report due on march first. Which is the legal and policy framework these military force That is the report that you and i along with Our friends are protected. Moxie forward sued over last year to get and finally successfully got out of the trump administration. It appears to have been provided to congress on march third but A week later we actually haven't seen the public version yet. I've been asking about this a little bit of why We can get into but it certainly provides another moment of reflection on these questions about how the administration is thinking about some of the more fundamental questions of us national security policy and foreign policy. All right so let's talk about that legal framework that this describes rebecca start us off. What do we know about the legal basis for the strikes in syria and to what extent do they sound any different from the legal basis that the trump administration would have asserted for similar strikes in syria so there are different legal issues going on here under both. The international law in the domestic framework and a lot of this is pretty familiar. But there's one perhaps critical distinction between the way that trump and biden administration temperature that so first of all as a matter of international law which is in some ways the more complex question the government is claiming that it's acting in self-defence that's going to be. That's going to be sort of the typical justification for these kinds of strikes. But it's worth unpacking what that means here because under the un charter states can use forcing another state's territory if they're acting in self defense against armed attack and using not force is necessary and proportionate repelling that attack and that is how the united states is seeking to justify this use of force in syria that it's falling within that exception but of course syria strike us. We're not claiming that syria was involved in these attacks and so here in the. Us government's view is that it can respond to an attack non-state actor even in a state that didn't strike us if it's necessary to do so. And when is it necessary to do so well the. Us government's argument which is pretty controversial. Is that it's necessary to do. So if the state is unwilling or unable to address that threat so under this reasoning the argument here would be that it was necessary to strike this particular facility to stop either to stop an ongoing attacker to prevent an imminent one and this is where people have raised questions about this and we can. We can get into the weeds on this. If you're interested but people have raised questions about whether or not it was truly necessary to respond to use force against this particular facility in syria. We're of course struck in iraq. It's not even clear that we're necessarily responding with force to a facility by precisely the same core of. Us statements have been kind of vague on this. Was it going to be effective to strike this facility. Wasn't this facility actually a watching base for strikes against us forces or was it merely a facility. That happened to also be used by certain groups and of course there's now been another attack and that attack is sort of a rohrschack test for people's views on whether or not our straight was legal was whether or not it was necessary. It wasn't actually sufficient to to stop future attacks. Okay so that's the international vases and that's going to be fairly similar basis that we've seen in past administrations on the domestic side. This is where things get a little interesting. The biden administration claiming authority based on constitutional power alone not interesting but rather different than the last administration. So they are making an affirmative choice not to try to rely. On somehow squeezing this these acts into prior congressional authorizations particularly the two thousand one or two thousand eighteen at mess which the last administration suggested. It was relying upon and so presumably. They are basing this theory. Now on the longstanding alcee theory that the president can use force as long as it's below a certain threshold as long as it's i in the national interest which is a fairly low bar at this point when the president's claiming self defense and second not war in the constitutional sense needs to be not war in the constitutional sense because of course the constitution gives congress not the president the power to declare war..
"biden administration" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"From washington dc. I'm kimberly adams in four cairo's doll. It's monday february fifteenth. Good to have you with us. A lot of people's situations have changed in the pandemic so the federal government is giving people an extra chance to adjust their healthcare coverage. Today is the first day of a new open. Enrollment period on healthcare dot gov the federally run affordable care act marketplace. That serves thirty. six states. marketplace's nova sappho has the details over the last four years. The trump administration has slashed the marketing and outreach budget to get people enrolled in obamacare the result enrollment is jennifer has been monitoring that trend at the urban institute they also cut funding to provide assistance with enrollment such as for health insurance navigators who can be really instrumental in helping people learn about coverage options and navigate enrollment processes in all the kaiser family foundation estimates. There are fifteen million currently uninsured people who are eligible for free or low cost coverage with subsidies. Cynthia cox vice president of the foundations affordable care act program has been looking into who is being left behind a tend to be more likely to be hispanic more likely to be spanish speaking more likely to work in fields like construction or arts or entertainment where there often isn't health coverage offered and also tend to be younger adults to reach those people. The biden administration plans to spend fifty million dollars on marketing. This time around during the three-month enrollment period peterlee who heads california's state run exchange says marketing works. The state spends tens of millions of dollars a year. Get people to sign up. Where more people enroll that we've ever had before that's what you want in the middle of pandemic. In addition lisa's having more people enrolled has fact lowered costs for consumers. I'm nova sophos for marketplace. Another move by the new administration updating housing rules to protect people from being discriminated against because they are lesbian gay bisexual or transgender marketplace's samantha fields. Has that one for the first time. Lgbtq people are now protected from housing discrimination under federal law. This is a very big deal. Jake lillian is an attorney with the national community reinvestment coalition. We've been waiting a long time for the day when someone could contact hud and say i've been the victim of housing discrimination because i'm gay or because i'm trans. Now they can. Lillian says and have their claim taken seriously and there is a hope that housing providers will now know that they cannot get away with blatant discrimination whether they're renting or selling a home she read a gruber at the center for american progress says the protections go beyond that to the fair. Housing act also prohibits mortgaged in lending discrimination for housing. It prohibits shelter discrimination. Some states already prohibited housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity but twenty. One did not and we know that. Lgbtq people are less likely to own homes are more likely to experience homelessness and faced significant levels of discrimination in housing transgender people in particular which has moved to extend fairhousing protections is so significant gruber says last administration really demonstrated how easily a anti lgbtq q. Government can rescind protect shots. Which is why she'd also like to see. Congress passed the equality act and enshrine those protections into law permanently. I'm samantha fields for marketplace markets. Were closed on this federal holiday so a different look at the markets.
"biden administration" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"I think that republicans need to do what the democrats have done. And that's to follow through in other words. they're going to follow through on impeachment. We need to follow through on an audit of the votes. Why is everybody talking about four years from now. I live in california. Democrats have owned the state for god knows how long we're unsuccessfully trying to put through a newsom recall. Newsom is pelosi's nephew. Everybody knows what's going on. The state is ruined. Our schools are ruined. Our streets are ruined. Our communities The immigration that the sanctuary cities all of this crap and the republicans. Don't do anything as a matter of fact Why would we even say word one about anything wrong that the republicans do with all of the cheating. That's gone on. Why are we not auditing these boats. Why is this stopping. Why are we not following through. Don't they owed that. Who voted in this election. The republican to follow through on the audit shooting that aside. And they just wanna make good. And mcconnell wants listened. They try ted cruz and in fairness to ted cruz and josh hawley. And they've been so demonized by finally people speaking out on their behalf even pilot even senator feinstein. Did it's ridiculous. They were asking for a ten day audit by the way liberal democrats had asked for impasse election so putting all that aside. It's again another effort to silence anybody that they disagree with. Look there's there's no way that looked like republican establishment types. Most of them. There's a few that are stupid but most of them are not gonna be stupid and in other words they're going to look at their own self preservation and own self interest in this and that will cause them to follow the constitution because it's unconstitutional to impeach a former president. He's not in office and we've laid out that case over and over again and it's going to be a fairly quick trial and there will be an acquittal at the end of it and then Their attempt to permanently cancelled donald trump. And take away any hope he would have to run in the future should he. So desire That that threats going to be removed. It'll be done in a few weeks. So is my prediction beginning to see democrats now getting more afraid of this as well and they know oh. I thought you were the unity party. Oh i thought you were focused on solving problems. Oh i i mean it just writes itself and there are many senate republicans up in two years. Then gonna wanna primary from somebody That supports donald trump so I think they understand some of overplayed their hand even with their rhetoric..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Our number you wanna be a part of the program. I george is in new york and george. Your governor. andrew cuomo is proposed one. He's promised. Joe biden a lawsuit of he gets anything less than fifteen billion dollars from the federal government. And if he doesn't get it he's also going to raise taxes in new york state and city which will raise it to fifteen percent the highest in the entire country. That's great news. That oughta drive another million people out of new york and the next year yeah. I can't listen to anything almost as anymore. I mean it's it's just You better listen. Because i don't think he's kidding. I mean i think he means it. And why wouldn't he follow in gavin newsom step. Of course he means it. He's got to figure out a way to fix mismanagement bo. We've gone out some crazy rabbit hole in new york. I can't explain it but Thank you for taking my call and listen to you for years. And i know i know your stance on boycotting but you gotta hear me out here okay. I notice the only thing that gets the other side's attention is when we use the tactics against the then they cry foul they cry. You know fair. Hey you can't do that because we see better than as you anyway. I think it's fine to rethink your stance about boycotting I understand you're you're martial arts mentality about you know turning the other cheek. I at the same train you do but sometimes i didn't say. Turn the ultra chico. Sal try and walk away from any physical confrontation. I'll do my very best to walk away. I don't wanna get engaged in a physical confrontation with anybody me too but sometimes when you keep getting bullied keep getting bullied. Sometimes you gotta take a stance against the bully. I mean you understand that to Listen it's it's it's let's say a good skill to have in a dangerous world. Let me ask you a question. Did you grow up in new york. Did you grow up in new york new york. Okay how old. How old are you six. Fifty to fifty six okay. Did you grow up. Did you listen to howard. Stern did you. Listen to don imus. Did you listen to talk. Radio back in the seventies and eighties..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"I need a a basic hannity sanity. Check As maxine waters. Who has become now. Our moral teachers demonstrated a four a shortly after president trump was inaugurated. We should be starting to chant impeach forty six right now correct. I mean am i wrong. I mean well. If we're going to apply the same standards. They did with ukraine. Joe would've already been impeached as of yesterday. They will use their standards. And i'm not even calling for it The mob isn't going to let it happen. Republicans don't have the power to let it happen and you know what we have serious problems at this point You know it's just as they wasted four years of this country with rancor and bitterness and hatred and They don't even see it. So if you say and take a page impeach forty six impeach forty six so i think they're going to be significant areas that will point out of of glaring hypocrisy and everything. They said that they would apply every standard they apply to trump did not going to apply to biden. I can assure you that. Well thank you sean. I wanted a sanity check. Because i was thinking of getting a wig. Trying to look like her and just start to Go out on the side of the street and same pizza forty season. It's sort of like violent rhetoric of the left that we've been playing on my. I'm telling you don't. That's not who we are. It's just not. We're not the anarchists. We don't believe we respect law enforcement. We believe in law and order we believe in our constitution you know and i i mean it's just it's i. Nobody needs to go there. You know the ninety nine percent at the rally were not insurrectionists. You're going to peacefully patriotically march to the capital. So your voices will be heard but the president said we can play kamla. Show maxine. Nancy chuck and pretty much every democrat and they would be take their words as given. Oh sounds like. They're inciting violence insurrection. Well those standards ever be applied to them. No because that's the environment we live the media mob. If we treated joe biden away. They treated trump with lies conspiracy theories one hoax after another. I mean yeah. I mean we we could cause i just. I don't have that ability to them. They think we're them but we're not they have a caricature that they paint of us. That is inaccurate. So let you're gonna be okay. Scott let not your heart be troubled. Yes yes yes. I'm going to be fine. I from sarcasm perspective. I just wanted to put that out there. So the liberals didn't think. I was inciting violence that i could be. Never run for president. Anybody that's if you find yourself at a protest rally and you see craziness unfolding get the hell out of there. I don't want to be associated with crazy people. It's not who we are. And that's the ninety nine percent of us. We believe you know in the legislative process. Hopefully the constitution works legislative branch. The judicial branch hopefully will work. We'll see all right eight hundred nine. Four one sean. Toll-free number news roundup information overload our next here for our final news. Roundup and information overload i news roundup information.
"biden administration" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"To stay in this country and put on a path citizenship. I'm gonna from day one We're gonna have a fundamental gonna send to the United states congress a A an immigration plan to provide a pathway legalization for eleven million documented people on day one to send legislation immigration reform to the congress to provide a roadmap to citizen from eleven million undocumented immigrants. And so much that make up so much of our communities and make us so strong should someone who is here without documents and that is his only offense. Should that person be deported. That person should not be the focus of deportation. We should fundamentally change the way we deal with our exactly. Would you detained immigrants. If at all in a biden administration the way we did. When we reform the system with dhaka i would not retain them behind bars. Just like i've argued all along any woman who crosses the border here and being beaten by her husband but she's undocumented. She cannot be deported because she reports there are certain things you can not deport undocumented alien four an undocumented person for and that would be one of them what changes would you bring to isis agency. I would hold ice agents accountable. If in fact they stepped over my executive orders which is no arrest of anyone outside of their school culture. Change the culture by saying you're going to get fired. You're fired if in fact you do that. You only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony. That's committed and i don't count drunk driving as a felony should undocumented. Immigrants also be able to get subsidized healthcare if they are working in the united states of america and they are paying taxes. They should have access to healthcare. They should have access to what everybody else has. access to. We are a nation of immigrants and one of the reasons why we are so powerful. And we've been so successful is because we're a nation of immigrants and the way we're acting both domestically and internationally is is a crying. Shame is not who we are. Guess what through the reason. Why the legal as well as undocumented and the reason why our society is functioning the reason why our economy is growing. We don't talk about that. We stand up. Act like it's a burden it is not a burden it's a gift. All right that's joe biden over the years joining us now laura rees. She's a senior research fellow homeland security heritage foundation. A recent article on immigration clearly outlines the troubles ahead with undocumented People from around the globe entering the us Biden makes a big deal to yesterday about. We'll get rid of the muslim travel ban. That never was a muslim travel ban. Those a band for countries and a vetting process for people from countries that have known ties to radical extremists certain countries that are predominantly muslim. Were not on the list. Because they don't have that problem anyway. She joins us. Also john daniel davidson senior fellow for the texas public policy foundation and political editor for the federalists. Thank you both for being with us..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"But on the other hand he's never said And deny that ukraine dealings and the china dealings were illegitimate. So i think we can them to keep doing what they're doing. We know that hunter has this equity stake in a chinese company and their other entanglements. So that's going to continue. And i think what we're going to see from the biden administration is you know talk about We need to maintain some. Trump's policies are being chop on china. But you know shaun. I've been following politics in washington a long time as you have. What i've learned is that that talk is cheap and the real question is. Are they going to back that up with policy and the answer i think is a definite. No they know that that a lot of people are watching them because of the commercial ties of family has with beijing. And they're gonna say some of the right things. But in terms of policies it's going to be very very positive development for beijing Because this administration is not going to be with top with them the way that we need to be. Well i mean. I you know it's like okay. What the family foreign financial syndicate continues as. Is that where we're now headed. I mean i hunter there now. The thing is. I'm just wondering if you've been briefed on the contents of the laptop. We're gonna baby no hopefully no more by With the laptop repair shop owner joining us. we've heard from bob alinsky on with tucker you've spoken with him yourself. You've independently corroborated the emails that implicate joe biden and that family business. Some the denied having any knowledge about and my question is. Where does this go. Because based on the standards democrats have now set in terms of impeachment that would render all of these issues including the the billion dollars to get a prosecutor in ukraine fired to help out zero experience hunter. All of it now can be applied to joe biden. almost a frankly today could be applied. Absolutely and sean. Let's be clear that the reason that you have an independent prosecutor in independent counsel is and this is written into the statute if there is a conflict of interest meaning that the alleged criminal activity or investigation involves a senior administration official. That could be the attorney general. That could be the vice president that could be the president and because it involves that individual or family It is not possible for there to be a fair And a perceived to the fair investigation by the doj and so the statue call for an independent council. In those instances you cannot find a table case That is better than the one involving hunter biden and these chinese deals and the ukrainian deal so it is really up to The new attorney general assuming he gets confirmed To enact at the independent counsel statute a lot of people wanted william bar to do that In the case of bar it was a little bit awkward because at the time he was still attorney. General donald j trump was still the president's the investigation Was going on happily the way that it should But that has now changed with the change of administration so we need to have an independent counsel and what we need. Sean is people on capitol hill. Republicans are making clear as the democrats. Did in twenty seventeen That that this is a negotiable thing. we all now know that the russia collusion thing was based on nothing based on this fake dossier that was made up by corrupted source who was paid by the clinton campaign..
"biden administration" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Is gonna get sued by andrew. Cuomo this to get interesting anyway. A lot of news to get to today. I thought that we're going to see an end to the there's going to be peace and prosperity By the way cuomo apparently ditch the inaugural to defend albany from massive pro-trump protests. Problem was only one person showed up protesting one anyway. There's why so many predictions is going to be an explosion of right wing violence on inauguration. Day mid never happened. There was no explosion but there was Let's see Antiques apparently according to some reports. We haven't confirmed that but leftists. Let's put it that way once again. They're back at it and denver portland and seattle media prediction. So it's gonna be trump supporters violence well because they want to run with their narrative that the vast majority of people that went to washington for the rally on january six were insurrectionist incited by president trump. That said you'll many of you will now peacefully and patriotically march to the capital to let your voices be heard. Of course we discovered after the snap yet. The problem is that Yeah only a tiny percentage of people from the rally actually involved themselves in this which was dumb but there were people that we now know. There were warnings and we had We had intelligence that showed that people were planning and plotting and scheming and they didn't do anything and all the requests for reinforcements national guard etc that you'd normally have one hundreds of thousands of people that you know in advance are coming to washington. Dc they didn't do a single thing which is unbelievable anyway. Now we're watching last night. They have leftist pro protesters. What are they protesting now. Anyway in the streets of West coast cities seattle property damage hurled objects cars protesters demonstrating against biden law enforcement in nice. He just opened the borders and gave an invitation from the world. And there's no more vetting of people that come from countries with radical radical ties and. I doubt there's going to be any mask mandate and social distancing or covid testing of anybody that crosses the border illegally which they're now encouraging anyway. A bunch of people arrested in portland and elsewhere charged with rioting possession of destructive devices and reckless burke. Why didn't hear any of that. In any of the mob's fawning coverage of all things biden yesterday Very predictable isn't it anyway. So let's i want to go to this one issue. I want to spend a little bit of time on this talk to a lot of people. 'specially constitutional lawyers overwhelming concensus about this latest shift. Show my sources in washington say. It's dead on arrival democrats. No it's dead on arrival this impeachment trial which on the latest one against donald trump But with that said it's still going to be set over at some point from the house. And i'm gonna get a pretty good idea of where this is headed. And that is republicans are are are are going to. At least in this instance listen to the constitution.
"biden administration" Discussed on 1A
"Discussing the first few days of the biden presidency. We're also joined now by democratic representative. Adam schiff from california. He represents california's twenty eighth district. Which is in los angeles county. And he's the chair of the house. Intelligence committee representative schiff. Welcome thank you. It's great to be with you representative shift. You and your colleagues in. The house voted to impeach president trump twice during his term in office. How are you responding to members of the gop who argue. Those impeachment are why they don't need to cooperate with biden now they. They claim that in america's civility wars democrats. Were the first to say. Your president is illegitimate. You know a lot of the republicans who are making that argument right now or republicans. Who after the attempted insurrection. We're back on the house floor. Still seeking to overturn the election. So they don't have much standing when it comes to calls for unity but look. I think the vice-president struck exactly the right note in his speech. Yesterday was very positive. Affirming uplifting speech That i think reminded americans of their better angels and the need to move forward At the same time. I think there's a recognition that you can't have reconciliation without accountability with justice without a an accounting for what took place We're going to do both. And i think we can do both And i think the new administration is off to a phenomenal. Start both in in setting the tone. But also in establishing a new approach to handling the pandemic reversing some of the most malignant policies reas ministration at moving the country forward when we spoke a bit about the economic toll. The pandemic is taking on people. Win can americans expect a third covert relief bill. Well this is among the highest priorities for congress and for the administration and the by ministration has proposed at one point nine trillion dollar Relief package We all understood when we took up the last Package that that was going to be down payment on what would be necessary to get us through the end of this to get us to the point where the nation as well vaccinated and to the point of healing when people are are back in and the economy is moving forward I would hope that we can come together. This will be a. I really true. Test of the The new president's ability to get a deal with republicans As you were just pointing out you couldn't have narrower margins not just in the senate but the house has a historically narrow margin of just a few seats so we are going to have to work together on this and if there's anything that should compel us to do so it's the crisis we're in with four hundred thousand loss. American lives with You know still much of the dark winter ahead of us and millions of families. That are struggling. So what's in this package will help Lots and lots of american families and And we've got a push to make it happen asap. Part of these relief measures include fiction moratoriums and rent relief this aid. That dried up recently left a lot of people without secure housing. And it's a huge problem everywhere but especially in your seat of california and your home county. La county this. Congress have a plan to ensure people keep their homes. Well there's a a very significant part of this rescue package with exactly that that would extend the moratorium on evictions And on foreclosures from march to september I think under any realistic expectation people are going need the help until september But those those rent payments are really important to that. Is that the help that goes directly out to renters to help them pay. The rent is really important because otherwise you have this Cascading set of negative circumstances. Where yes. A renter can stay in their home without paying rent. But then the owner of that unit doesn't have the money to pay their mortgage and and you have just one domino after the next if we can help the renter's pay their rent Through these Subsidies from the federal government. That is a much better approach. I think than Than than seeing this cascading set of collapses when the moratorium comes to an end so the the relief is going to need to continue for some time We're gonna need to look at also in this rescue package held for the homeless to try to make sure that people can get a roof over their head. That don't have already. This was a crisis even before the pandemic obviously a so. There are a lot of efforts being directed to this problem. Which as you point out is Most acute in places like los angeles with a very high cost of living with a very very high cost of housing. We got this email from well. Actually it was a message and instagram from drawn. Hope who says i'm so worried. The administration will go soft on the instigators of domestic terrorism in public. Office you've already begun investigating the intelligence failures surrounding the attack on the capital. Have you uncovered anything new. It's really too early. I think for us to draw conclusions on about where the largest area failure was. Was this problem. In our law enforcement and domestic violence prevention agencies not gathering the intelligence they needed or did the gathered without shared. Or did they share it but it wasn't acted upon or is it some combination of all of these things How broad is the responsibility. How complicit were members of congress. I in inciting insurrection. Were members involved in helping insurrectionists conduct surveillance sub before a january sixth. These questions are still largely unanswered. I've had already Any number of briefings and got written materials. And i still don't have a clear sense of the answers. And and frankly i wouldn't expect to with this point You this you can tell you how to major failure but In terms of really outlining how it took place and how it needs be prevented a we're just at the very beginning stage of our investigation But there's gonna be a full accountability. I don't think anyone has a illusion about the need to hold those responsible to account Both in terms of anyone who participated in that failed direction. Insurrection but also Anyone that was aiding and abetting them So we are going to press forward with with all haste and and diligence more broadly though what about the threat of domestic terrorism specifically white supremacists and far right extremism this has been a rising threat for years now and the capital assault really threw it out into the open. What steps are you taking to root out these extremist groups. You know. that's a great question Four years now on the intelligence committee we have been pressing our law enforcement agencies and the department of homeland security to take this threat. More seriously a you know To devote more resources to to study and analyze it And make sure that we weren't avoiding any of that because it was politically fraught because some of these people were the president's supporters And it was politically sensitive to be investigating a domestic terrorist groups or white nationalist groups because they were voicing support president And we're gonna have to make sure that that gets without any political interference for a long time. It's been recognized by the fbi by christopher ray that the number one on terrace country faces is not from foreign terrorists. Al qaeda and isis remain a grave threat but the predominant threat right now is from domestic violent extremists like we saw january six so practically speaking. What does it mean to address the mean. What it means is is the fbi devoting the people power to that issue. The resources to that issue is department of homeland security doing the same. Are they doing the analysis that they should or are they lumping together various kinds of extremists to essentially Distract from the the gravity of the problem..
"biden administration" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Well let's talk about the role of ceos in the white house. Will corporate america have a seat at the table. I'm thinking about advisory roles in reviving the economy during the pandemic. i think many business leaders would say they are up for that they would like to have that role there unclear. Though for example at the biden administration will want them to have it some. Ceo's have told me for example that they're worried. The biden administration may be wary of being seen as to overly business friendly that. Ceo's might be willing to have that seat at the table but while the biden administration want them there. I think that remains to be seen. Certainly the administration has said that they are looking for private sector expertise. So we'll have to see how that plays out. We know stimulus programs will be a big part of the new administration we have heard treasury secretary nominee. Janet yellen talking about the need to spend big for businesses any indication as to what business leaders will be lobbying for. I think many business leaders want to see more pandemic support number one in a recent survey of ceos conducted by the conference board. Ceo's in the us cited their number one concern as still the pandemic and the associated fallout. We still have many. Co say too tough quarters to get through until maybe there's more relief as a larger number of americans are vaccinated so certainly janet yellen has a tough priority ahead of her and trying to get support for this large stimulus package. I think many executives though want to see that pass because they feel that their businesses customers need that additional support. And so i think that's what many are looking for. Many also have told me that they would like to see just the pandemic addressed differently. So of course they wanna see the vaccine rollout go more smoothly. But they also are looking for they say more consistent messaging on everything from masks to safety guidelines. They said that all of this could help you recover from this. Which will ultimately help. Their businesses chip another issue is the environment. The biden administration has reentered the us into the paris climate accord and we're expecting a slew of environmental regulations. What impact will that have on business. And what reaction do we expect. Well you've seen a number of ceos come out saying that they certainly want to see the administration do more on climate issues. I think certainly it depends on what industry you're in. So i've talked to some ceos for example who've said that companies in the energy industry for example or others are up for complying with regulations. But they need to have some consistency. They say that what frustrates executives is this whiplash between more aggressive regulations having them roll back and then going to something different so they say that they would love to have a sense for where the regulations you're going to be. They can then work towards those. They say that that is fine. Something they can plan for kind of these incremental changes changes every year. That's tougher for them to get their arms around chip cutter here. Thanks for having me and.
"biden administration" Discussed on Tech Policy Podcast
"You know he said that. He stands by the abc test in california. He said he's a supporter of five And all these things taken together You know lead us to place where we really watch the department of labor and whoever whatever union friendly Labor secretary he puts in there is probably going to make this a priority because it's a priority in the country. So i take it from what you've heard No one with the power to do anything at the federal level is too phased by the vote in california. A uber in effect got itself out of a b five through a proposition. And i suppose on you could describe that in in one of two ways you could say. Well that's a very blue state and maybe that's a warning or you could say well. Uber did spend a massive amount of money on advertising there. And i take it that the folks you're talking to are are pretty settled that it's the latter is the way to view it. Yeah i mean i think. That's that's definitely true. I it's kind of interesting because i've had conversations with like dig work lobbyists you know sorta posing this question. Are you afraid of a biden administration like do you do really believe that that is that is that is labor department are going to do the thing that you spent so much money to avoid And you know. I think the answer is yes but the answer is also that they have some that. There is some optimism about congress in There's actually been a lot of like interesting. Bipartisanship among moderates in both parties on the issue of gig work and whether we need to carve out that third way that california's discussing right now whether may be there is room for reform to get through even divided congress on gig work right now. I'm very skeptical that that could happen. But it seems like that's probably where lobbyists are going to put their energy because you know it seems like this stuff with the do l. b.'s. Sort of like sentenced stone or It seems pretty clear that that's the direction they're heading. We'll the final topic. I was hoping to touch on. And it's it's taking up the rear here but quite possibly the most important topic. We're going to discuss long-term is artificial intelligence. You wrote a very interesting piece about the bipartisan resolution. Put forth by. Representatives will hurt and robin kelly on Basically trying to put forth the national strategy on a could you tell us about the resolution and what it status so this resolution has been a longtime in the making like will heard and robin. Kelly have been working with the bipartisan policy center. For years at this point on research and you know looking into ways that democrats and republicans can come together to agree. We need to put significant money into the future of artificial intelligence. You know like we know in china. There's a pretty unified strategy to you. Know to spend enormous sums of money and to advance their a innovation and in the us. You know it's just more fragmented in in it's it's more bottom up than top down and so this resolution Which is so hard fought is really just that it's a resolution but it's a framework that the next congress can take up you know. There are six committees that have jurisdiction over various parts of Ai policy which is kind of a ridiculous situation if you know how congress works and to this resolution helps establish what piece of the puzzle. Each of those committees could work on what what are some starting places for Bipartisan policy. on a i you know..