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Biden taps Gene Sperling to oversee COVID-19 relief package
"President Biden has tapped an economic advisor to oversee the rollout of the American rescue plan. Fox News has confirmed Gene Sperling, who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, will supervise the execution of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which includes billions for state and local governments. White House says there's no one better qualified to take charge of the implementation of the rescue plan and make sure delivers for the American people. Sperling is taking the role as administration officials hit the road to highlight the benefits of the package. President Biden will travel to Pennsylvania and also make an appearance with the vice president in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday.
"We're going to start in the early nineties back before this shift. When the old rules about government borrowing still applied. Bill clinton had just been elected president. He appointed an economist named laura tyson to be one of his top advisors and she looked at the economy and she saw this glaring problem year after year. Both government deficits and interest rates. Were going up and then he said omega if we don't get a hold of this federal deficit than that trend will continue. Those rates will continue upward. That was a very significant concern. Higher interest rates were concerned for a couple of reasons for one thing. Obviously they meant that the government had to pay more to borrow money but also when interest rates for the government went up. Interest rates also went up for everybody else. And that's it up this whole cascade of problems so we're people won't buy as many houses. There won't be as many houses constructed in their wealth as much capital equipment invested in and investments in important part of the Economic growth in your all sorts of every interest sensitive part of the economy the way the government runs a deficit. The way it borrows money is by selling bonds treasury bonds. The government says to really anybody. Okay lend us whatever one hundred dollars and in say ten years we will pay you back with interest will pay you back one hundred twenty dollars. The bond is basically the government's i. Iou you that it will pay back that loan with interest and during the clinton administration because of that link between deficits and interest rates. Everybody in the white house talked about treasury bonds about the bond market time. James carville was a political advisor to president. Clinton was just an obsession. In the early days of clinton's everybody say what's the bond market could house bot mocking react to hell multiple. i don't know it just became this omnipresent. The heart of every conversation. James carville was not an economics guy but as he spent time at the white house he realized that sort of bizarrely all these people who worked there making policy the people who had what seemed like the most powerful jobs in the world. We're in fact terrified of the bond market so when a reporter from the wall street journal called up carville to talk about the bond market. He came up with this line that became sort of famous or at least bond market famous kid. I wanted to grow up with four hundred hitter. The pope and the president. But i just want to be the bond. Market's gonna scare the hell out of everybody pleat. What did he say. A what a hundred hitter like in baseball pope the president baseball. I cannot tell you how many times he said that's me. Every meeting every meeting a lot of my memories are about carville sort of making jokes about you. Know you issues as a bond trader bond traders. These are the people who work in finance all around the world who manage a bunch of money. Generally other people's money pension funds or college endowments that kind of thing and every day they decide what bonds to buy and what bonds to sell what companies and countries to lend to and what companies and countries to not lend to to stop lending to and like with any lender bond traders worry about lending more money to a borrower who is already borrowing a lot because all that borrowing makes it more risky and so to compensate for that risk bond traders demand a higher interest rate. They stop lending until rates. Go up and this bond traders demanding higher interest rates when the government is borrowing more money. This is the scenario that everyone was so worried about people. Were so afraid of this that there was even a special term for the bond traders. Who do this bond vigilantes. Bill clinton has convinced. The bond vigilantes are scary and in fact he decides the us needs to bring the deficit down. He decides to build a whole economic plan around getting rid of the deficit. One of the economists he brought in to make that happen was jason and a central argument. That we made was if you do this. It will lower interest rates and interest rates are lower will have more investment and more economic growth and sort of amazingly. All of this happened. They did raise taxes and cut spending and get the deficit down. In fact by the end of the clinton administration the deficit felt all the way to zero. And what came next was sort of a golden moment for the economy in silicon valley. There was the dot com boom but really the whole economy was doing great businesses of all kinds. Were doing well. Ordinary workers were getting breezes lower deficits lead to lower interest rates which led to more investment. And that was good for basically everybody. The system was working. The next big moment in the story comes right after the financial crisis of two thousand eight and this is the moment when everything is about to change when this big shift in the way the world works is about to happen but nobody quite nosy yet. Brock obama has just been elected. President obama brings in clinton's guy. Jason furman as one of his economic advisors and ferment. Goes into this meeting to discuss. How big of a stimulus. Bill obama should push for as he takes office. We met with the president-elect december sixteenth two thousand eight and we're all crowded together in a conference room. I think it was in a law firm in chicago and he wanted it to be big. He wanted to be bold but there was this worry. The stimulus was going to be funded with deficit. Spending government was going to borrow the money. And some of obama's own economic advisers worried that borrowing and spending too much money might actually harm the economy for that classic reason
Lawmakers Debate Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan
"The right amount of money to get americans through a few more months of the pandemic president biden is hoping that congress approves covid relief. Now that they're done with impeachment. A lot of the money would finance payments to americans. Fourteen hundred dollars for most people city states and schools would also get some money earlier this month. The white house economic adviser. Jared bernstein said people need it all. We have to hit back hard. We have to hit back strong. If we're going to finally put this dual crisis of the pandemic the economic pain that it is engendered behind us as you may have heard. The administration is asking congress in total for one point nine to really dollars. It politely turned down a call by some republican senators to spend less but economists still have questions about the price tag. So let's talk this through with npr chief. Economics correspondent scott. Horsely morning. good morning steve. Why would there be doubt about one point nine trillion. It is that price tag one of the most prominent critics is larry summers. Who was treasury secretary. In the clinton administration he was also an economic advisor to former president. Obama summers told. Npr's we edition. It is important for the government to go big but maybe he says not this big. If your bathtub isn't fall you turn the faucet on but that doesn't mean you turn it on as hard as you can and as long as you can. The question isn't whether we need bake stimulus. The question is whether we need the biggest stimulus in american history summers whereas spending this much money on short term relief would make it harder for the administration to the kind of long term investments. That it wants to and things like infrastructure. He's also worried that a rescue package. This big could overheat the economy and trigger something. We haven't seen in a long time. Steve inflation well. How worried if it all is the administration about inflation. The administration is a lot more worried about the people who've lost jobs in about the parents who can't work because their kids are in school The latest congressional forecasts predict. It will be twenty twenty four before we get back all the jobs that were lost last year and the administration says that's not good enough treasury secretary. Janet yellen told cnn. She thinks the us could be back full employment next year. If congress passes the president's rescue plan and keep in mind Yellen used to be the chair of the federal reserve where inflation was a big part of her responsibility. I've spent many years studying inflation and worrying about inflation. And i can tell you. We have the tools to deal with that risk if it materializes but we face a huge issue comic challenge here and tremendous suffering in the country. We've got to address that. That's the biggest risk. Let's ask about the reassurance. She offers there when she says we have the tools to deal with the risk of inflation. What she mean traditionally when the economy overheats and that causes a jump in prices. The fed tries to cool things off by raising interest rates and for decades. The fed was really aggressive about that sometimes. Raising rates preemptively. Just in case prices might go up but now the central bank has really changed. Its thinking about that. In recent years we saw unemployment can go a lot lower than many people expect without overheating and triggering inflation and that was really good for a lot of people especially those at the bottom of the income ladder so the current fed chair. Jerome powell says he's just not to worry about inflation even though he says we could see some temporary price hikes later this year if the economy reopened is there's quite a lot of savings on people's balance sheet you can see strong spending growth and there could be some upward pressure on prices. My expectation would be that that that will be neither large nor sustained for a long time. Now inflation has been lower than the federal reserve would like it to be and the central bank says it will only raise interest rates once we get back to full employment and inflation has been running above two percent for a while scott. Thanks for the insights. Really appreciate it. You're very welcome.
Yellen’s nomination to be U.S. Treasury secretary advances on unanimous committee vote
"Today to confirm Janet Yellen is Treasury secretary. NPR's Scott Horsley has more yelling, has already led the Federal Reserve and served as a top White House economist in the Clinton administration. While Republicans on the Finance Committee expressed some differences with her policy positions, no one questioned her qualifications. If confirmed by the full Senate, Janet Yellen will be the 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to lead the department. She's already matched the first Secretary Alexander Hamilton in scoring her own hip hop musical tribute. It only took a couple centuries. The first female secretary yet the change. Yeah. Great Public radio program Marketplace Commission that number from the artist Desa Secretary Element Service the administration's point person in addressing the economic fall out from the Corona virus pandemic. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington A full Senate vote is expected Monday on Wall Street. Today the Dow was
No AAPI Cabinet Secretary!? (With Madalene Mielke)
"Madly milk. Welcome back to the motto. Majority podcast today. Thanks so much. Appreciate having a having having you have me. Yeah absolutely well. We love our previous conversation back in episode. One one to talking about your career your life story from the very beginning you know your political career dating back to al gore's presidential campaign. I believe so. I encourage everybody to listen to episode one until after this episode to get to know your personal story a little bit better but today we are going to focus on. You know some current topics. Niger say before we get into that. You are the president and ceo of the organization. Asian pacific american institute for congressional studies or apec. Could you give us a quick overview of the mission and the goal of this organization. You're leading which. I think actually is a good background and foundation for other stuff. We're gonna talk about later on in this interview. Well absolutely so apex down at twenty. Six years ago by former secretary norm annetta when he was a member of congress. He founded it alongside on the congressional asian pacific american caucus k. pack which comprise of the api members of the us house and senate and so apex mission is to increase a representation at all levels of government From community service to elected office and have them participate at all levels of the electoral process. Gotcha so it's interesting that you mention norman. Mineta who i think is one of the first cabinet secretaries of asia-american designed in our country. I don't know the first night check on that. The first right okay. So yeah. I think he was transportation secretary. He was actually commerce. Secretary and president clinton's administration got it and then went to transportation under the bush administration. Gotcha gotcha he has this. Unique history of serving the first cabinet secretary serving both administrations both parties administrations. And really i think started in important. I guess trend of representation that is about to end with the incoming biden administration. And we're talking about as we are a few days before job and becomes president to be inaugurated. This will be the first time in close more than twenty years that they will not be in asia. American or pacific islander as a cabinet secretary in an administration whether it's democrat or republican for the first time. And you as the leader of a pack which is a nonprofit has spoken out quite a bit about a lack of representation. Could you share with us. What is your view of what is about to happen with this. Lack of representation in the incoming administration sure dodge. Obviously we have an incoming vice president. Who is a pi asian american. She south asian descent black vice president-elect kamla harris and also to cabinet level positions. They don't head up an executive department of which there are fifteen. And that's catherine tie. Vr and near attendant. You know the to cabinet. Level positions obviously have a lot of influence and i will just use the word sides the congressional hispanic caucus and the congressional black caucus as well as k. Pack when they sent a joint letter over a hundred and fifteen members of congress to the by the administration saying close to equal equal. And so that is that those were their words and so And so you know. I cabinet secretary heads of an executive department. And there's only fifteen of them and so when you think about that fifteen how's that diversity including asian americans. It doesn't because there isn't one of the fifteen a. I applaud the administration for their work in trying to expand diversity in having openly. Lgbtq individual leading agency And native american woman of half of the cabinet will be women so all those great things. So if you wanted to find diversity and not include asians in the fifteen than i need to ask you. What is your definition of diversity. Because we seem we've seen this play out and other places where the state of washington. I think they're department of education. Basically categorized asian americans as white so obviously a different definition of diversity.
Biden Plans to Build a Grand Alliance to Counter China. It Won't Be Easy.
"Well, I think it's safe to say that the American Just the general American feeling towards The Chinese government and the way that the United States and China interact with each other has changed very dramatically over the last five years. Very, very dramatically As I think people have finally opened their eyes to Uh, just the business practices and the way Chinese, the Chinese Communist Party. Operates this quasi communist quasi capitalistic society. My question for the Biden administration is how are they going to Operate this because I don't think that they really deserve any benefit of the doubt here, based on how Obama interacted with the Chinese government and addressed some of these issues, largely, they didn't they spoke and try toe make issues here. But I think that's one of the big failings that we saw not only of the Obama administration but the Bush and Clinton administrations before that had similar issues. Um There is clearly public demand for additional action here. My question is, what is this next administration going to do? So what the Biden administration? The new stories that I've read is that the idea that they are going to try and build a grand alliance and basically team up with our allies, the United States allies to try and make a coordinated effort to come down on China and punish them or sort of enacting some sort of way to to weaken China, the Chinese strength. They have built up over time. However, the issue that they're going to find is that China Theater Khanna Me has grown to account for 18% of world GDP. The United States is approximately 25%. If you compare that to 20 years ago, the U. S accounted for about 30% of the world GDP and China was at 3%. So the gap has narrowed quite a bit and turning yourself off a country whether it's in Ah European country. To the market and just the amount of people there and the economy. There is easier said than done, so balancing this effort to go after them and in a you know, attack them in certain ways and try to hurt them with tariffs or whatever it may be, is going to be a balancing act for a lot of economies out there A lot of countries out there The Wall Street Journal article that we are doing some quoting from describes what they call an economic escape hatch, and I think that's an accurate description here. The Chinese economy Built itself on selling products to many nations. But United States their biggest consumer country in the world, bought a lot of this stuff and brought to this their population into the middle class in a lot of ways. Um When we finally address them about some of the issues they looked at and said, Okay, well, we could change or we could just use our escape hatch and do the same thing. But with every other country in the world that is willing to Yeah, take in our labor or get access to our markets. For us to take advantage and rip off technology is they've done time and time again, And I think that has been the one area where we have voiced concern about the trump policy here is hate. If we go it alone. It's not going to be successful because if the Chinese want they can just pivot to dealing with Europe, which they have go look at. You know they're five G technology and what they've rolled out across parts of Europe in Africa, and so I think that next step of keeping the pressure on But bringing our allies into the negotiations is going to be important and exceedingly difficult. But I think the first important pieces keeping the pressure on here because without it we have seen far too many times. What the Chinese leadership does They just make promises until they're you know, until you're Skin turns blue until they can't breathe anymore and then betray those promises. Years later, when the same people aren't in charge anymore. Quick break
Biden announces Buttigieg as transportation secretary nominee
"Today. President-elect biden announced his pick for transportation secretary it will be former democratic presidential candidate. Pete buttigieg. Mr boge talked today about being a teenager. During the clinton administration when he watched one of president clinton's choices for an ambassadorship be denied a vote in the senate because the nominee james hormel was gay. If mister buddha judges confirmed to lead the transportation department help be the first. Lgbt cabinet secretary in the history of the country president-elect biden saying today upon introducing mr putin judge that his cabinet will look more like america than any other cabinet has before it does look to be on track to be the most diverse cabinet ever
Biden expected to tap Jennifer Granholm for energy secretary
"Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and I am doing some reading about it last night. I, uh I didn't realize I didn't remember. That she apparently worked very hard in 2016 to try to become the energy secretary with the Clinton administration. What she had hoped would have been the Clinton administration. You mean with Hillary Clinton, Right? Yeah, it means 16. And when there was no second Clinton administration course.
Challenges Await Next Treasury Head
"Former federal reserve chair janet yellen has been at the forefront of us economic policy for decades. If she's confirmed as treasury secretary she'll be taking on a new role during a time of deep political division and significant economic challenges. Joining me now to talk more about yellen's career and the roadblocks she could face going forward his wall street journal senior writer john hills and wrath. Hi john thanks for being here her. They're great to be here. So john janet yellen if confirmed would make history here as the first woman to lead the treasury after also being the first woman to lead the federal reserve. Tell us more about her extensive resume and what's led up to this moment. I don't think that's the big history being made here. The big history is that she's the first human regardless of gender to be treasury secretary chairman of the council of economic advisers and federal reserve chairwoman. So she's had a tri factor. If you add in the fact that she's also a tenured professor from berkeley then. She's hit a grand slam. This is an achievement that no person regardless of gender has achieved and the realm of economic policy. Making you know. I compare her to george shultz the republican. Who served as secretary of state for ronald reagan and also treasury secretary secretary of labor and director of management budget under richard nixon. This is just a person with about as complete resumes. You can get so. Let's talk a little bit about her previous roles as opposed to what treasury secretary rigby much less political role than treasury secretary. What about her past experiences in washington have prepared her for that. And where might we see some challenges if for her taking on a more political role. The fed is a very close in academic place. They kind of pride themselves on not getting into the mix of political debates and being. I wouldn't even say bipartisan. But eighty partisan nonpartisan. Janet yellen did serve as the chair of the council of economic advisers in the clinton administration in the late nineteen ninety s so. She has had exposure to political debates with big personalities. It's interesting though. She's married to george echo off. Who is a nobel prize winning economist in his own right and when he won the nobel prize back in two thousand and one he wrote in his autobiography about the challenges that she faced kind of managing the point ical heat waves of washington the role. He played in supporting her so she's walking in to an environment right now. That is going to be very heated in very point ical. There's gonna be a lot of fights over how much spending the government should do to get the economy out of recession and how much debt it should take on in the process. And she's going to be right in the middle of it. She's a very highly credentialed individual. And i think our challenge is going to be managing the human part of it the political part of it with republicans on capitol hill and the inevitable divisions that are gonna show up inside the biden administration itself. How do you think she will work with congress. She has support among democrats and republicans. Well you know. She knows her way around washington. That's clear and as fed chair. She did have to deal with congress. She had to go up there and testify on a regular basis to give reports on the economy and monetary policy and regulatory policy. So she knows her way around capitol hill one of the reasons that i think that president elect biden chose her is a because it does seem like she's going to have buy in from the progressive wing of the democratic party. She's actually very close to elizabeth warren and also moderates among democrats and then i would say she has a chance with some moderate republicans to try to win them over republicans in the senate in particular to try to win them over on some big debates. And that's where. I think she's going to end up focusing a lot of her attention. You know if she can hold the democratic party if i should say biden can and then win a couple of middle of the road republicans than they might be able to get their way on really big questions about fiscal policy and stimulus and driving this economy out of recession. That was really devastating and twenty twenty and that brings us to some of the key challenges. What do you think some of her first actions will be treasury secretary. And what are those big challenges. She'll be facing from the start. There's so much and this is one of the issues where the job. The treasury is much different than the job at the fed. The job at the fed comes down to two or three things. They gotta make a decision. Every eight weeks about whether interest rates should stay the same or go up a little or go down a little. And then they've got to be they're very involved in the regulation and oversight of banks and then they've got to be ready to deal with crises financial crises at the treasure. You have the tax portfolio you have sanctioned portfolio with international sanctions against countries like north korea and iran. You have the debt portfolio. You have some say in the budget. Portfolio is just a very wide and expansive portfolio. I think the first thing that she's going to confront is a decision that her predecessor will have made. Steven mnuchin called on the fed just a few days ago to end some rescue programs that were aimed at small and medium-sized businesses related to corona virus. The treasury had been designated some money to contribute to the fed program and secretary mnuchin said. The program had expired in the feds gutter return. What's left of the money but you know the new treasury secretary is going to have to decide whether the end that program as mnuchin has set out to do or renew it when that gets to the bigger issue. which is the economy itself. Is it a major crossroads right now. We had a devastating downturn the economy effectively shut in march and april it reopened. We had a very large bounce back in the summer. But it shows signs of slowing. And it's incomplete this recovery at a time when the corona virus is spreading again. Some states are putting in new restrictions on economic activity and there is a race for a vaccine to control the virus. So there's just so much happening right now and it's gonna be yelling role to guide. President elect biden on how hard the government should push to help the economy through a period where it can go one of two directions. It could go back into recession. Or if we get to vaccine quickly enough we could be into. You know a really strong extension of the recovery that we had earlier this summer. So there's just a lot of uncertainty and a lot hard choices to
Amid protests, media companies face reckoning with racism
"Every one of our daily Bloomberg BusinessWeek shows, Understandably, They're about thes dual pandemics, the virus and the quest for racial justice. And on this, Jason, we caught up with Lisa Ross at the public relations giant Edelman, where she is US chief operating officer. She also leads Adelman's Washington D. C office. She's president there. She also held several roles in the Clinton administration, the Labor Department and she was a member of the inaugural team of the White House office of Women's initiatives and outrage so great voice to check in with media fuels racism. 62% of all of those poll says that in covering the demonstrations against racial injustice, the news media has focused on rioting at the expense of peaceful protest. So I think that's something that people have felt. Something has been alluded to, But thiss research indicates is that actually true, the second one that there was. There's a little bit of a stench, which is Problematic that some people have to see it to believe it. So we did this research the first time in June and overwhelming numbers said that that Americans believe that systemic racism exists and overwhelming numbers says that business and brands have a responsibility to take a stand and to do something. Now when he went back into the field, So that was June, went back into the field in early August. Did it found a little bit of a dip, quite frankly, between the murder of George Ploy and early August And then when Jacob Blake was shot We went back into the field, and it went up. And so interesting that and particularly it went up in two categories. Republicans and people 55 older and so after the shooting of Jacob Blake, there was definitely an increase in the number of people who support protests. Ah, and the people who definitely thing to believe. Yes, Systemic Racism does exist, but interesting that we saw when we didn't see some of the incidences. Third ominous insists this is a space where I live. Super high expectation for business but low marks on business response today. So you know, when this first happened, everyone was making a statement. Everybody was releasing their data. Black lives matter. I stand against racism so forth and so on, and it was all attributed to the CEO. So definitely a sense all summer long appreciate the conversation. But what have you actually done that Its like, had actually done least I want to jump in. And we've we've been looking after. Have Richard to Richard. Gentlemen, join us several times to talk about this barometer on as it's you know how it has been. Certainly through the pandemic. Talk to me. You guys were at the nexus of talking to so many different CEOs. You have this high level. No conversations. I do wonder. You know, everyone's saying it's going to be different this time around, but I you know, I'd be really wealthy lady if I got a nickel for every time I heard that, you know, there are high expectations right of business to do the right thing and not just talk about okay, we're gonna do No, a focus group and we're going to do this. We're going to do that, but rather really make some change to make sure that they have a diverse workforce that they have diverse suppliers in their supply change. I mean, the's air, the things that move the needle so Are you having this high level conversations? And do you have those high hopes that things actually do change? Carol, you're spot on and everything that you've noted that saying something is one thing doing something is dramatically different and the respondent Overwhelmingly agree. So yeah. Um, I I believe that things will change because the CEO is that we're talking to are intimately concerned and involved about these issues, but to be afraid for many of them, this is uncharted territory. You know, when we first started advising many CEOs were like I want to say something. But health isn't in order, and I'm like, yes what No one's houses in order. That's why we're having the problems that we're having. But you still have to speak out. You know a lot of for CEOs. A lot of this for us is these air lived experiences for many people, and for many CEOs who are overwhelmingly white, male, mainstream Christian Straight I the list experiences. Other people seem to have does not affect them. And so in many ways they're trying to catch up culturally with what's happening in the rest of the world. Now is the intense there absolutely is their heart in the right place. Absolutely. But many of them are catching up in their learning about things, which I think is impeding some of the progress that we're making. What they're learning. I mean, where
"Hey welcome to in the thickness is a podcast politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective. HORSA and I'm Jerry Galloway. Rela. We have a very special guest joining us from Southern California Jacob Sobre. He's award winning journalist correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and Hey a best selling author. Now, what's up Jacob? So good to be with you guys you know have wanted to do this for so long with you and I'm I'm just grateful to be here with you together I know he's a fan. He's a fan of in the thick fan. Yes. We love that we love fans of the pod so. We're going to be talking about an issue that you have called an American tragedy and this is the issue and the history of family. I don't even like that term because it's really families being ripped apart torn apart. In your new book separated inside an American tragedy you readers through a very intimate look into the policy into the families that have been torn apart and traumatized. You also talk to policymakers and government officials who ultimately were responsible for creating and really promoting this is stemmed separation of an estimated five, thousand, four hundred children from their parents at the hands of the government and I. Say. And still counting. Yeah and despite the fact that president trump signed an executive orders supposedly ending the policy of Charles Separations in two thousand eighteen, the ACLU alleges that there have been more than one thousand family separation since that executive order and more recently propublica reported on how the trump administration has used the corona virus as a pretext to circumvent the normal legal protections allowed to migrant children. So since March ice has circulated thousands of migrant children through hotel black sites making it virtually impossible for lawyers, family members and advocates to locate them and deported them in order to quote prevent the introduction of Covid nineteen into the US. Even though many of the deported children have tested negative for the virus. So Jacob here have reported on these issues for many many years. These policies you know predate trump. So before we get into the current iteration of this shit show, I wanNA talk about looking back into that history and actually. You great job of setting it and in a moment we'll talk about how it's touched of us. Really personally. But Jacob. From your perspective, talk to us about the origins of family separation and how the stage was being set for these policies way before trump entered the white. House. So yeah, you gotTa tell us how did we get here? Yeah. I think Maria. That what the trump administration did and we talked about ripping families apart family separation what to call this really what it was in the words of Physicians for human, rights and Nobel Peace Prize winning organization was torture at met the. Definition of torture according to the United. Nations it was government sanctioned child abuse according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and you know make no mistake. This is on the trump administration's hands. No administration in the history of the United States of America had ever attempted or done anything like this in a systematic way. But the fact that the trump administration was able to execute this policy was only possible because of decades of failed deterrent based immigration border policy by Democratic and Republican administrations. This will come as no news to you. But for people who don't know in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, the Clinton administration put into place their border patrol a policy called prevention through deterrence. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring record number of new border guards by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before by cracking down on illegal hiring, which was designed went along with the first wave of border infrastructure walls. Fences what have you and the idea was that by doing that people who are migrating to this country quote unquote illegally would have to go on more dangerous or deadly journeys to get here and sure enough you know many people have died trying I e let them die trying. Let them die trying. That's exactly right. After the Clinton administration. We had the Bush administration which obviously created H S and expanded the border patrol exponentially dozens of agencies charged with Homeland Security. Will now be located within one cabinet department. With the mandate and legal authority. To protect our people, the Obama Administration obviously deported more people than any other president ever no matter how they are. No matter their reasons. The eleven million who broke these laws should be held accountable and we got to this place where we had donald trump is president saying when Mexico census people, they're not sending their best they bringing drugs. Crime, their rapists, often not the pictures of Jay Johnson walk through the same facilities that I saw separated kids in and look yes. The Obama Administration Limited circumstances did separate parents and children from each other and the reason that they did it was circumstances where you had parents who were perhaps violent criminals or dealing a narcotrafficking but they never did on a systematic basis Jay Johnson? The Homeland Security Secretary, or Cecilia Munoz from the Domestic Policy Council. Bowl said to me on the record in my book we could never do. What the trump administration did it doesn't mean the idea wasn't proposed. It came up, it came up in the situation of the White House but they never did it and the minute Donald Trump became president. This idea was on the table right about a Valentine's Day meeting and twenty seventeen and the officer Kevin McLean then the acting commissioner of Customs and border. Protection they wanted to do this from the get-go and now the results of of this policy are very familiar to all of
Sheryl Sandberg On Facebook and Elections
"Last week John spoke with Facebook Coo Sheryl Sandberg Zoom Call, and we've got their conversation for you as an extended show today. John Obviously people know Sandberg as Facebook, Coo. But what else should they know about her? She's very well known in the tech industry, but also in in circles of leadership in advocacy for women in leadership minorities, leadership But yeah, the most visible role she plays as the number two to mark facebook in that has been enrolled. That's been developing over more than a decade and prior to that, she was a in early employee at Google and played role in the Clinton administration as well. Of course, there's been a lot going on facebook and we've reported on it along the way, but they're kind of always as. So. Why talk to San Merck now it's been particularly busy summer and there was a lot to talk about on the call. You know you've had this advertising boycott. You've had a lot more questions about their willingness to police hate speech and and make sure that civil rights are being protected on the platform You've also had this run up to the election and a lot of focus on small business and what they can do during a pandemic both to stop the spread of misinformation and help small business stay afloat. Cheryl's also well known for her foundation Leinen, and at the time that we talked, it was a black women's payday and Kamala Harris had just been tapped as the vice presidential candidate for Joe Biden. Leinen had just done this study that pointed out some things that are fairly obvious. But maybe we didn't realize how cute the problems really are, and that was related to advancement opportunities for minority women in Business both leadership management opportunities just their ability to move forward in their careers. Here's what she told us the data's incredible right now, men are doing a lot to men are doing an average of fifty hours a week of childcare and housework. That's something. We've never ever seen before women doing an average of seventy one. And Black Women and women of color doing even more that GOP is twenty one hours and single mothers, many of whom are of color but single mothers of all backgrounds are doing twice as many hours per week caring for elderly or sick relatives as well and doing a great majority of childcare and we know that all of these numbers hit women who were core hit poor families harder than wealthier families across the board. But even amongst the elite, what you almost always see is the average woman even if she's working full-time is doing a lot more in the home than the average man and that is a big part of what happens to us in the workforce. Until we get to a quality in the home, we're never getting to a quality in the workplace and that has become even more urgent with coronavirus. These are all important issues to the Wall Street Journal, we cover these things all the time we've been covering them aggressively and comprehensively, but we could only manage to get so much in today's episode. So with the issue at hand is clearly. The election and facebook's huge role to play. They're given what happened in two, thousand, sixteen and expectations in the twenty twenty and that's the part of the conversation we wanted to share with listeners today. Thanks John. A couple of things. We should note here this was a video call. So it's got that feel to it and it was recorded last week we've got that conversation after the break. Robotics, artificial intelligence augmented reality. The future is here listen to tomorrow today with the Wall Street Journal's future of everything the podcast that takes you to the frontlines of science and tech and shows you what's coming next. Look ahead. What do you hear? The future of everything from the Wall Street Journal Subscribe Wherever you get your podcasts. I want to set the context of you know of the problems and our criticisms aimed at your company, not just Sheryl Sandberg the executive, but the user of facebook is well I I. I have to assume that you're not just running a company that you're using the product. The company faces a Lotta Chris the you know. The the frustration about incentivizing the you know spreading misinformation allegedly incentivizing that extremely provocative in hateful speech that that gets through and get seen sometimes gets pushed up in our news feeds. The suspicion facebook is still a place for unwholesome characters and actors can manipulate the system in use misinformation to get results that they're looking for etc.. Nah Not. Not so much yet about the solutions that you guys have put in place in the learnings but how do you feel today about facebook is a place against the backdrop of those criticisms so we do face a lot of those criticisms and anytime you have a platform as large as ours you know three billion plus people on it many many of them daily. We have huge responsibility. And I think that is a responsibility that we really had to grow into. When I look at this election, we are a different company than we were in twenty sixteen and we are going into this election in a very different place in touches on all of the issues that you you're talking about. So let's go back to answer your question to twenty sixteen if you think about the election in two, thousand sixteen. We obviously had systems in place to defend against attacks from other states. But what those normally or thought of what we thought of them I think everyone of them was. People with hacking steal your data, remember the DNC emails remember Sony. That was basically what state actors did, and we've had very good systems in place in great defenses there what we completely missed in two thousand sixteen was not going in and stealing your stuff. But was going in and writing stuff. Fake host trying to get audiences to believe things in ways that you were representing. That's what happened with Russian interference and we completely missed it. So did the FBI. So did every government of the world? That is just not true when you think about the election in twenty eighteen and you think about being election today. We now understand this threat and are deeply engaged in working on it, but we're also not on our own homeland security has a department on miss the FBI has a task force on this in two thousand sixteen we call these groups coordinated inauthentic behaviour. So coordinated authentic like we saw the Russian fake posts in twenty sixteen, we took down networks we'd never heard of it twenty seventeen we took down one. In. The last year we took down over fifty. We now do these. So often at people used to write stories, we've Allah publicly. No one even does does that mean we're going to catch every single thing I will never claim that we will always have every single thing the services big. But does that mean we're in a very different place going into this election Absolutely. And one retake really seriously. We're also trying to get even more proactive on the good like on facebook there's things they're stopping the bad stopping the hate stopping interference with there's also promoting the good at, and that's something that I care a lot about mark as a lot of Bob. So we want yesterday. So it's perfectly timely to talk to you about it, our new voter information center and what that Information Center is a one stop shop where you can go to get accurate information on this election. That's never been more important registering to vote who's eligible that stuff's always hard. But in this election with corona virus and holes potentially closed getting accurate information is even more important. So We'd put this out. It's modeled on our coronavirus center where we put out very definitive information really helped people get the right answers. Now anytime people post about voting on facebook working a link to this center. We're also trying to be as ambitious as we can. I'm a woman I'm I'm owning the word ambitious, but it's ambition by my company. To Register people. So in the last two elections, we registered two million people to vote. which is very large, but we've put out pretty audacious goal that we're GONNA try to help register four million people for this election cycle, which I think would make it the largest effort of its kind by were invasion and were really. We're really proud of that really excited about it. So we I sit here John Taking, you take the criticism when we deserve it very seriously. We take our responsibility very seriously atop to show work every day trying to stop anything bad we gotTA learn quickly bad will always try to get ahead but also trying to use our platform in our services for the good. What do you do as the user? Something on facebook doesn't along there. Do you just pull the red phone out and make a phone call or are you pensive about that and thinking about emits broader context at it needs the nuance as market said it's very hard. To directly police the content and and just hit the button? Yes. So look it is hard to directly police the content. We know that it's very hard to pull heat down. It's very hard to find it and identified. That's why we've invested so much think our standards are the highest not the lowest I think our enforcements the best, but that doesn't make it perfect. You know as a user I actually don't remember seeing something that violated our policies and most people have not most people hear about it or it gets pulled into press and they see it now. I've certainly seen things I. Disagree with I have some family members whose political views I do not share. You know I have some ice stuff about fuck I disagree with. But in terms of my actual experience of seeing real hate yes I would pull I. Don't have a bat phone, but I would definitely take a screen shot in forwarded. Personally, referred infant I haven't had that experience or know how many people actually do see content that violates the rules is there a way to kind of measure that? Millions of people report content millions of not not all of it is actually violated with our standards but millions of people go through that process. In fact, we released our latest community standards enforcement report, and it gets to exactly what you're asking what that shows. Is All the different kinds of content we take down how much? How much violence? Were Nagasaki and it shows what percentage of it. We took down and found ourselves or someone reported to us. And that's where the progress on hate I think really becomes clear when we first did this report years ago, twenty, four percent of the hate we took down, we found ourselves which meant that seventy, six percent of the time someone had reported it to us. That's not a good experience. Our latest report we put out this week were at ninety, five, ninety, five percent of the hate that we take down we are finding before it's reported. That means five percent of what we take down is still being reported to us, which is still alive on facebook. So we have our work cut out for us, but clearly a significant improvement over twenty four percent just a few years ago and it to really the investments we've made in systems in AI in. Huge teams to monitor that's gotten us. There are your standards tough. Enough I mean that's something that we know is a sticky situation because everybody wants what they find to be offensive police in. As you said, sometimes it borders on my own bias is what I don't WanNa see. But when you look at the standards, where are you guys at particularly because they have in freshly criticized and there's rolling dialogue about whether whether you're going to get tougher? Where are we met? Her students are very tough but they're not as tough as some people would want them to be or they're not as comprehensive as some people would want them to be you know one person's opinion. One person's free expression could be another person's he. We work really hard on these definitions and were very public about the our entire standards are publicly out there including most to the material that the people who use inside their references that were very public about them. You know for the most part, we've always been a very protected society and the criticism has always been on both sides I'll give you an example that was very hot for a while was breastfeeding. We don't do pornography, we don't do breasts. In some parts of the world, a new woman who's naked from the top would be on the front page of every newspaper, and there are people that really believe in breastfeeding. It felt that we were suppressing their free speech because our computer systems were picking up any time. You saw a nipple of any kind even if it was a breastfeeding picture so we've worked more nuance there, but I think over the course of time, people have found us to be very strict on the standards. There are people out there that think are hit standards aren't strong enough. We are continually evaluating them continually making improvements. But I think a lot of people think our standards are too hard and so we try to be as transparent as possible. We try to evolve to meet ongoing things that are things. We'd never heard of no one ever heard of years ago. That are brand new movements that are hateful and there are things that some people find offensive that we do leave up because we think three expression in having that too is critically important in a lot of situations sodden. You're thinking on your role as an information broker during corona virus. How did that? I emerge and how did you deal with that at facebook given? All of the things that the most elite elite medical personnel don't know in yet. Here you are with the responsibility of not disseminating misinformation that may cost people's lives or fan pandemic. So our policy on misinformation is we don't take down we send it to third party fact checkers if it's marked as false or partially false, we dramatically decrease the distribution we market this has been marked false or partially falls and we linked to more information that often can tell the whole side of the story. Even, before Corona virus, we had an exception to that, which is information that was going to cause imminent harm and that policy really came out of other parts of the world. Misinformation was leading to death or imminent harm. The Corona virus we took the stand to things we said we're not going to have information that will lead to imminent harm. And we're going to rely on health experts. We are not decided there was no decision made by your marker anyone on our team. This is true about coronavirus and this is not because we're not experts but we partnered from the beginning with local health authorities the CDC the. H. Show the you know the health ministers in different countries to make sure that we were taking down misinformation. No matter who posted it up would also give very accurate information out and I think sometimes in these discussions, we forget that there are two sides. Of course, we need to take down at least marcus false things that are harmful, but we also have to use our services. To, get out the information people need. So governments like the UK, government local governments when they needed to get messages to their citizens, they've turned on us and we've been I think a very effective way of getting messages out. Interested. In in several high profile advertisers including some that I shot from it said, we're gonNA take a break and it wasn't just facebook it with social media have companies come back and what what are those conversations and like I know. The effect on the bottom line may not be what well understood you do rely. So heavily on smaller and middle sized companies for revenue but but it was a huge moment, a big headline where where are you guys at conversations are they back? So advertisers are starting to come back not but a good number are coming back have come back in process. Look those conversations were really hard John because normally. If someone is boycotting you or is protesting you want you to do a whatever a is in. You don't want to do it. That's not the case at all here the boycotters and the advertisers didn't want hate on facebook and we don't want this book Sosa. I think we had completely aligned goals and we have challenges in enforcing that. So again, we just released our enforcement report. We were at eighty nine percent of finding hate we take down ourselves. Now we're up to ninety five. That's an improvement and we know we have we have further to go. We also do have some notice agreement with people on what hate is we tend to take a broader swath of allowing some information that we think it's free expression to stay on so that people can have dialogue but in terms of hate, I think the real issue is that there's a fundamental misunderstanding of our service out there that we need to do a better job correcting we don't want. Hey. We don't benefit from hey, we don't profit from hey users don't want to see it. Consumers don't WANNA. See it. Advertisers don't want to be next to it. So the the narrative of facebook is leaving pay because they WANNA profit for. That's just just you talked about voters earlier and the initiatives that you're putting your proactively being part of a solution is what I hear you saying. But Marquez said very recently with this electric this unprecedented situation and I'm I'm guessing given your. Your half glass full mentality it's an opportunity but what's at stake here for facebook I? Mean we're all GonNa Blaine facebook if things go wrong and a certain candidate decides to use the platform and you're not taking down information with speed or at all is it a noble no-win situation here or what's at stake for this platforms ability to prove its productive place in this discussion? So we all know that there's a lot at stake for the selection full stop. There's more concern in confusion about how to register to vote what is valid I think there's more concern around misinformation around any kind of coordinated attacks. I think we're going into this election in a totally different place than twenty sixteen and interestingly, I think our track record in twenty eighteen was actually fairly good when people talk about things facebook missed in an election getting upset at us for things that are almost always talking about twenty sixteen you almost never hear about twenty eighteen and there have been hundreds of elections around the world and to look our job is to get people accurate information to be proactive. We are being much more proactive around. Pushing out information in this election and we have or have been before, and that is modeled on what we did with Toronto virus. We are taking that approach doing everything to get rid of the bad. We are doing everything to get in front of people the accurate information as well. And then we want to make sure that people can use the prop. One thing that's worth really thinking about is how many small people small people running for smaller offices. Are Using our platform provisionally when we're in social distancing and can't campaign. That's right. So how do you advertise to? No one's ever heard of me. I'm running for State Senate or I'm running for school board and I want to do it cheaply and efficiently we allow that to happen and we're proud of that role replied. There are you prepared I mean thinking about four more years of questions regarding how quickly you should be policing the president and his tweets given the thus far has a track record that trump is definitely more aggressive with platform Vice President Biden ever has been he trump wins. You're already in a in a in a situation where you guys are have been accused of dragging your feet on or taking a less aggressive stance against him. How do you think about that in a world where we might see four more years of that? It's our. It's our job to have clear and consistent rules. That, we apply in a fair way globally and I know we are very focused that we should be very focused on this election. There are important elections all over the world with people on different sides, and so we have experienced not just in the US cycle, but obviously the hundreds of elections that have happened since since last US cycle and we do we. Get accused from conservatives of being anti-conservative. They look it. Awesome. A see liberal silicon, Valley company I mean, I've been very affiliated Democrat. I remain unaffiliated Democrat other people look at us and they say we're not going far enough and our answer is going to be very clear about what our rules are and working apply them as even handed away as possible we also. Recognize that there should be limits to our power to decide what stays up in. Probably one of the most important things that's going to happen in the upcoming twelve months is the rollout of our content for which we've announced but has not yet come together to play. So for the first time, there's GonNa be a possibility that if you either have something taken down. And you think that's unfair or you take it down or you WanNa leave up in either direction, you can appeal it to the content board in your case much like the court right they'll have more than they can but they'll try to hear the big months. Someone else will decide and that board is independent does not report to mark does not report to me. Were also working with governments around the world. We think government has a very big role to play. Wouldn't it be good if governments to find hate rather than private companies would you be good if governments defined what is a political ad? Not Private companies were working hard to make sure that there are checks and balances and that the government's role is really important not just here around the world. You're not just the Democrat I mean you're you're a friend of the president presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket at an I I don't know the. Friendship, but definitely, it's been noted that the two of you have relationship you've been support I'm wondering if you're kind of jaw drops a little bit about the delicate role that you need to play his business leader given facebook's place in society if you're running Ben and Jerry's, which is much smaller if you're running. Patagonia. If you were running for Motor Company, you probably feel a little bit more free an mistaken to be supportive and to give the porch that you want to feel it all that your your ability to help is checked by your role I mean, my day job is facebook and my nights on Facebook, and then you know I work on my foundation as well, and so it is not my job to be very active in the political process and I've chosen a career that keeps me in business. So I don't wake up in the morning. You know what should I be doing politics 'cause I wake up in the morning with a very big job for facebook I. think that's consistent with business leaders. You know as a woman and as a woman who's long fought for the role of women to have more to celebrate ambition to celebrate what we're reaching for the highest office I'm thrilled to see a woman about to be nominated a woman of color about to be nominated and I spoke out anatomy horse I would do. Of course, I would do that and my foundation has done that as well. Do need to think twice about how supportive I mean it it's not a heavy lifting to be supportive publicly. Meaning you don't have to put in a lot of hours, but like running a news organization, I mean it kind of is a proxy for what facebook has become what we think of as a neutral platform even well, I've said, we're GONNA work with anyone who wins for us. So when I'm asked when you work with trump, if he wins the election, will you work with Biden if he sorry president trump if he wins the election we work with Vice, President Biden. Of course, we don't get to pick. Citizens elect their governments and we work with them, and we work with all over the world and we have to be willing and able to do that. Would you work for President Biden if there was a president Biden, you know I have a long decided I had my time. I worked at the Treasury Department under President Clinton and it was an amazing opportunity. What about the open seat in California right now not interested at all I mean. I really love my job and I really have so much respect for mark and my colleagues. Every day is not easy I don't expect anyone feel sorry for me or any of us we have great opportunities big role to play. We have serious responsibility to get this election right? We have serious responsibility to get hate and you know misogyny off the platform. against, wake up every business, I feel lucky to have this opportunity and I feel lucky to work for someone who is strong and has such conditions as mark. Are you having a guest one final question is the enormity of that task of getting it right. Your back and forth about what that looks like all day. But getting it right as a business challenge. Also, when I say this, I wonder if you are amazed at the trajectory of the importance of this as a public trust, almost as a is an institution and we aren't just considering a business but has a responsibility to society. Is there one? That outweighs the other giving you have shareholders, others, or is there is there a way to balance those two things at the same time? These things that people think are in conflict sometimes, but I really don't think they are we need people to trust our service we need people to trust that we're GONNA make content decisions not for profit on either side. But for the right for the right reasons and to doing the things that need our responsibility to protect elections takedown hit, they don't trade off against the business. They're important to drive the business. Now, there is a resource tradeoff rehiring engineer. We can put them on an ad program to build rags ads we can put them on safety we can put them on security. Of course, we have resource trade-offs, research trips of my time reserves tradeoffs mark if you look at how do our jobs and you compare it to for years ago, Mark Myself All of our senior leaders Chris Cox who just came back. Incredible. Chief Product Officer Mike Shrimp for our incredible. CTO We all spend a lot more of our time on the protection of the community. Then we did five years ago but I think that is super important and for a while we were playing catch up and I think all of these things work together. There's not a trade offs. We have to absolutely meet our responsibility and build our business and without meeting our responsibility, we're not going to build Turkishness. Kyi No your plane to grab people from. What you go Thank you for your time. It's always nice talking to and. Until next up. On.
Will I put off customers if I share my political and religious views?
"So Nina Ass. Do I recommend her sharing her political and religious views on our blog and on social media. She feels like if she does. She might be alienating some of her audience turning turning them away from her products and services but she also feels. If she doesn't. She's not being true to herself. And being transparent this is where I stand when it comes to this topic I I want to say say that whatever your views are you are entitled to your views to your beliefs. No matter what they are a May or may not agree with them but I definitely believe have. You should have the right to have them and if you wish to express them that's your right as well now from a business point of view the same applies but I want. Did you ask yourself this question before you move forward before you make a decision on whether to do this or not ask yourself the question. Is it essential for my customers customers to no end to hear my political and religious views in order to get the maximum value from my product or service. I if I do not share these views with them will they not get the full extent. Will they not get the most value out of your product by holding that back back. Are you holding back the value or even if you do share it will add value to the actual outcome that your customers are desiring so in your case is your mommy blogger. You blog about balancing Life at home as a mom as well as your career. If you deliver courses are you have services do you believe leave that by not sharing your political and religious views. They are missing out. They're not getting the best thing that you can give them. This is a real question you need to answer could be could be no only you know the answer but this is the question I ask you to ask yourself why because I don't believe in order for you to be transparent and honest with your audience that you have to share every single thing about your life okay. You don't. This is a falsehood. This has been kind of a spread by modern day. Kind of influencers on the Internet. And it's just not true. Look at our parents and grandparents didn't share every aspect of their life with everybody. Were they not honest and transparent. Yes they were okay but some things are personal some things you can keep to yourself or more to the people that you feel would be comfortable that now if you're political and religious views are essential to your brand and your product. That's a different in story. If it's a part of who you are presenting and what you're selling that is different. Okay so say for example. You're a Buddhist Okay and you are selling courses on meditation. The would enhance that meditation. Course if you included how Buddhist meditate you know. This is the traditional way of of Buddhist Meditation. Now you of course can sell a course about meditation without that if you weren't a Buddhist and that's totally fine but you would be adding some sort of value to that if you were Buddhist and you had those insights from that tradition and you wanted to share them in your course in your training another scenario is that when you just can't hide your political views because of your business or the credentials you have Here's a good example. Good friend of mine. John Corcoran is. He's got a podcast goals. Smart Business Revolution. Amazing live events and part of his resume so to speak is that he was a speechwriter. And he worked during the Clinton administration. So that's just part of his expertise but I know John and I know his business and he doesn't Post about political things that often. It's not big part of his business or brand and he would be the first person that would have kind of the right or the position to do that because he worked for an administration right but again he finds it and I believe it's not essential he doesn't need to do that To actually succeed in his business but he doesn't hide the fact that that he worked for Bill Clinton right so you could be transparent and you can kind of just stay facts without kind of pushing or promoting putting a perspective if it's unnecessary to the success of your business the last thing on a touch on is you can do this and you can share your political views and you can share your religious views and you will alienate some people Maybe a lot of people and you might attract other people that believe the same things as as you but it's definitely GonNa Make Your Business Harder. You putting up an obstacle they really don't need and one of learned over the years is that a business is hard as it is. So if it's not essential will you don't feel that you have to share it then question why should you. I have friends and worked with people that are from different faiths from different political views backgrounds and publicly. You wouldn't know but privately. I know that they're very devout Christians or they are staunch Democrats. You don't the deny who you are in my personal opinion. There's a comfort to keeping some things to yourself having a semblance of a private life. But if that's not you if you like to. Have everything think public. That's your choice again. I'm just sharing what I think. And what my choices and I'm doing that because you asked me so. Hopefully that helps you but Nina hope you can answer some of these questions in your own business in your own perspective. The most important thing is to ask those questions of yourself to Kinda get down and understand what's needed and what's not needed.
Deval Patrick to Democrats: Others have plans, I have results
"Divall Patrick is the accomplish two-term former governor of Massachusetts and he's running for the Democratic nomination for president. His is an Uphill Hill. Fight made tougher by the fact that African American voters are not giving the only black candidate in the race now the boost and support. He needs to have a fighting chance. The Patrick isn't giving up with reasons I said earlier. You know I have Others have plans. I have results here. What they are right now governor? Patrick thank you very much for being on the podcast Jonathan. Thank you for having me all right so when we were writing up in the elevator you said to me what what was that that you're a black man can't win so let's let's go right there. We're talking about my aunt. Gloria man part was off the Rick Now I read your column I read your column and I you know I was telling you on the way up about a caller to a a radio call in show. I was on in South Carolina a few weeks ago and he sounded. And I'm I'm aware of my presumptions and say he sounded like a Like a black man and he said To the effect governor. Patrick he said you know you are exactly right. You are just right for the country he said but I don't think that America's going to elect another black president And I will say more and he said well you see that Trump is the reaction to Obama and and we're just not ready for For Black President we thought we were when we elected Obama. But we're not today and you know I I have not Had not heard that again Until I saw your uh until I saw your article and I know you said that's not exactly what you were Right the article was about well. I mean what we're talking about is my my aunt. Gloria who lives in North Carolina at the Family Barbecue will uphold. I my relatives in in in the in the in the yard at the barbecue and she said the way the the the system the way it is right now things being so racist that it's going to take an old white man into beat an old white man old school against old school and that was her argument. For why Joe Biden she thought would be the person who should be the nominee the and should be someone who could beat President Trump and the Washington Post did a pole with Ipsos where Vice President Biden foreign away is leading among black voters in this was a poll. Only a black voters this sort of reinforced On Gloria's areas viewpoint you're standing in that poll was less than point five percent Do you think I mean given the call from the South Carolina giving on Gloria and the family hold them well the oath of the look. I think I might experience as a candidate. Eight and watching Candidates and in politics is to be deeply skeptical of polls Really right up until the eve of the election the mole that it matters to say the obvious is is Is the vote cast by by voters you know polls told us that the outcome of two thousand sixteen presidential the election was going to be very different than than the and it's not that all poles are bad. It's just I think most of what we're getting today are polls about name recognition in that. Add respect I have a lot of work to do Nationally and we're getting that work done but I think the the The part of the of the column Jonathan if I may okay so as a Respectful of your incredible work. I'll give you the critique. No it just made me sad Because I think what is happening in many ways and this goes beyond race but I also see it among A black voters I meet is that we are so focused on the very very very important work of defeating the incumbent president that we are all of us looking for permission to devote our aspirations so we keep being We keep talking ourselves or in some cases being talked into. What is the smart outcome and candidates do it as well Columnists pollsters pundits and And so forth and I think you know voters others have a singular power and that is to make up their own minds about who best represents events their aspirations for for themselves their families their communities and And the nation and seating that to To people who were you you know hard at work trying to sort of outsmart or forecast outsmart. The electorate forecast the election before people have really begun to focus in on it. I think is a a is a worry not just for me as a candidate but for me as a citizen. I'm going to ask you this question that I have I have here. You may have already answered it. But I'm going to ask it because it's sort of our black voters being pragmatic or too cautious is not just black voters and and When I say When you when when I hear pragmatic I am hearing That they are buying a narrative about likelihood of success from people whose success at predicting likelihood is mixed at best folks aren't GonNa unreason their way through polls and punditry to the right answer. They're going to Eventually pay attention to. WHO's making the best case and WHO's likely to make the strongest case against Against President Trump and the fact that we know Joe Biden. We're familiar with With Joe Biden. Who by the way is wonderful person? doesn't necessarily mean that He's the most effective at a At standing up to to president trump and I'll just say if I may on my own behalf and I say this mindful that there are it's big talented field with with a bunch of my friends in it no one else in this race has a range of life and leadership experience that I do domestic and abroad private sector and public And when you consider the range of challenges that face people black and brown and white and everybody else how much like The experience of growing coming up on the south side of Chicago with other black people and That I had and neighborhoods like it. How much like that? Experience is is experienced experienced today in In the suburbs in small towns among a white working class People better be willing and able to be a bridge to change that That lasts while speaking of of your career. I'll be a little more specific. You were the two term governor of the Commonwealth uh of Massachusetts. Yes you were the former. US Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights. Division during the Clinton administration correct rang and in private sector at Bain capital in other places. Why don't you think given this range of experience and having I'm Ben in the race now is two months yet? I think so. Yeah too much like today that you haven't that you haven't been able to break through through well we you know we have a lot of work to do. We are focusing not on national polls are becoming famous. I'm focusing on building in the early states. We have With a real emphasis on New Hampshire and South Carolina for reasons we can talk about but we have organizations in each places teams growing very a fast in those two primary states up on the air with TV commercials digital commercials in in the early states and that is a that is terrific. Perfect you know in the I think in the days before I came here To your offices in. DC We were in New Hampshire. I WANNA say three three days and did nine or ten events in those days had four front page Articles in local newspapers. There's big headlines and so on bigger and bigger crowds and they're very engaged so for me it's not about you know just showing up and having rallies. It's really trying to listen to people. I have a whole bunch of very strong ideas of my own campaign by asking people to make personal increasingly. They are they're doing so so again. I have no illusions about the about how heavy the lift And had life not intervened. I would have come in more than a a year ago and I think you know that story but I came in when I did because it felt like This great talented field. Good as it is and familiar to me as many many of them are Might Miss the
Invulnerable to Danger - Part 1
"Welcome back to the points But you know I'll be honest with you guys. It was a heavy week for me. Somebody pointed out to me that I was recording literally last Sunday. When I said it was a rainy Sunday? I'm recording. The podcast lost in space. Ace about spatial disorientation. When the Kobe crash happened that Kobe crash got to me? And I think it got not just because it's such a tragedy raggedy that all of those people died and I for sure you know have felt the sad feelings for Kobe's family and and for everybody that was on the helicopter her all of his friends and spend time thinking about his daughter in their final moments. And all this stuff very very tragic but I think what really kind of broke my heart was it made me feel as though my job was is futile. It made me feel like trying to make a difference for pilots. Honestly like I sat there thinking. Gosh am I just preaching to the choir you know as every single angle person listening to the finer points not the people that actually need to hear the information not just led me down that path of thinking about the fact that an eight thousand two hundred hour our pilot died and took those people with them doing something that kills more people than all other weather phenomena combined and I know that accident. You know the information's not back yet. We don't know exactly what happened and all of that sort of stuff but I think we know enough that we can say it's not auto mechanics. Failure wasn't like the tail separated or anything. I mean all the wreckage came down in one spot and the bottom line is the pilot was operating via far and inadvertently advertently flew into IMC that is called Vr into IMC and it kills more people than all other weather phenomena combined icing thunderstorms Lightening Wins Wind. Shear you name it via far I MC is by far the biggest killer so the thing that got me was. There's there's no way that Kobe's pilot didn't know that eight thousand two hundred. Our helicopter copter. Pilot didn't know that. Of course he knew that the problem says he didn't feel vulnerable to it and that's really the beginning of the work we have to do. That's the real work. We have to do look safety matters to everybody. It really really does if you don't know it We've been here before in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s if you go back and look at the airmen certification statistics for about nineteen eighty or nineteen eighty one. We're back in the early eighties. We had just under under a million pilots. I can't remember the exact number but it's just under a million pilots. That's that's almost four times as many three and a half times as many pilots pilots. We have flying today right. What happened was they were crashing like crazy? The training wasn't good. The procedures weren't good people were crashing and people bulwer suing each other and suing. The manufacturer is not just of the airplanes but everything the radios the the propellers met a guy in one of my fight instructor renewal. We'll classes that was brought into a lawsuit because his student his former student had purchased a baron and ended up committing suicide in the baron and and it was about one hundred million dollar lawsuit. Everybody everybody who made anything that went into the plane got sued and this. CFI's telling me he got roped into the lawsuit because he did not specifically enter a training record for specifically teaching this guy how to not kill himself honest to God this is why he was brought into the suit so he tells me. This is the kind of shenanigans that shut the whole industry down. Sassen said we're out everyone said we're out. And why would you stay right so Cessna. What was the year eighty? Eighty eight eighty nine eighty seven. Something they stopped making airplanes. They said we're done. We can't handle this liability. And you know what happened. Those million pilots just shrunk down to about two hundred hundred thousand pilots just took the head right off the industry because of safety. Mind you this isn't you can argue all you want about frivolous lawsuits and this. That the the other thing and that's a whole different podcast. But the bottom line is if people aren't crashing. People aren't getting sued so until in nineteen ninety four senator from Kansas got the Clinton administration to the past the General Aviation Revitalization Act which limited the liability of aircraft manufacturers and Lo and behold nineteen ninety. Seven says the stars making plans again. I'm that is the beginning of our of our modern story in my opinion Over the last thirty whatever years twenty five years. We've been working to repair repair the damage that has been done and we have been growing and we're finally starting to see pilot numbers growing over the last three to four years. You know more student pilot certificates being being issued more people coming into the industry. I can even see it literally. When I'm out and mid morning on a Thursday I looked down at at my ads? Traffic and I can see how many planes are out there practicing acting approaches. And doing other things you know in the middle of the week so I can see how many people are flying. The only thing that will prevent us from reaching a new you golden age and aviation reaching a million pilots again is if we continue to crash airplanes so it was heartbreaking to see somebody experienced somebody who knew better and somebody who so high profile die doing something that kills so many pilots. How do we affect that person? How can we change the safety mindset of somebody who feels invulnerable to danger and I'm saying it a bit like a rhetorical question because I do consider consider this my mission in my career? If there's one thing I can do I don't mean I wanna be a great CEO. Fine I want to provide training materials for everybody A Pin that that I definitely want on my vast is I helped develop ways to influence people that might not have seen the danger for themselves right that might be a little cavalier. That there's an old saying in flying. You can't teach judgment. I defy that I want to buy that. So let's talk about it a little bit This is where I mean. This is what my book is all about. The professionals have done this better than anybody. They've developed black and white personal minimums right. We've you've heard me talk about that. That is certainly one strategy writing those minimums down And committing to them as something that I'm currently trying to work on. I do understand that that is. We're we're the evolution of this process is headed for me. Another thing is helping pilots be aware of what's going on out there and nobody does a better job than the Air Safety Institute with accident accident recap videos and those are so accessible now on youtube if you're A CF. I make sure your students are watching a good healthy dose of those throughout training. Make sure they're burning into their memory Marie. Some of these accidents stories that are in your opinion anyway critical. There are so many stories in my mind that every now and again I find myself in a flying flying situation and I think oh Jeez this is a little bit like that story from an I can break the accident chain right then and there on the other thing is if you're a CF. I make sure you're teaching the hazardous sir attitudes as not like individual people Initiative just blown them off either. You're you're teaching. Your students that hazardous attitudes exist in all of us and this pilot who was out there flying with Kobe was exhibiting invulnerability is the specific hazardous attitude attitude. That he was he felt invulnerable obviously And if we learn to recognize them you know it's not like he was a horrible pilot. Maybe he didn't even find that way all the time. Maybe he got into a conversation with them at lunch. Would you know let you into his thinking. And you think Oh this guy's wise and he make smart decisions or whatever but at the at the end of the day. He's involved in an operation where his invulnerability killed. Everybody is feeling of unknown on vulnerability did but so make sure. You're teaching your students to watch out for those hazardous attitudes because I think if we externalize them and think of them as all that Macho guy from the flying club. I'm not going to be like him right if we if if we put it off onto somebody else then we won't notice it when it starts to appear in our in US right so those hazardous attitudes are quite critical bill.
Iowa caucuses 2020: Latest updates
"And rubber joins us now from the state of Iowa Brian tell us where you are where you've been and where you're going so president trump balding a rally Thursday nights at Pete booted judge on Friday Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Saturday Joe Biden on Sunday and of course all of these democratic candidates continue to criss cross the area so and they will be popping up all over the place although I do want to point out that with the impeachment proceedings obviously the senators have not been there clover char Bernie Sanders as well as Elizabeth Warren what about Iowa itself why is it always is such an important state it's the first it's the one you get the the first step off of it if you could win in Iowa chances are you've got a pretty good foothold as you look at New Hampshire and South Carolina Nevada some of these other states so you know if you go back in history not every person who's won the caucuses in Iowa has gone on to win the nomination but this is an interesting perspective for a lot of these candidates because Joe Biden for one is campaign is really pushing for a win here just for the sheer fact that they want people to initially immediately as the vote start getting salad they give this being a trump verses bite in eventual November match up so that's what they but try to ingrain in people's minds here tell us about the trump rally on Thursday night because between now and November we're going to be seeing a lot of these rallies what is one like and what are people saying at these rallies in this one a what made it unique is a couple things number one of course he took aim at the democratic candidates you made fun of booted judges Davey called Elizabeth Warren pocahantas and Joe Biden sleepy Joe and you know got the crowd riled up he also talked quite a bit about impeachment actually said while impeachment has been a bad time in America for the next administration for the Clinton administration he actually calls it a happy time for the trump administration saying that he's got more done tell us more about the typical Iowa voter Democrat or Republican what are they like and what are they looking for for president twenty twenty you know it's interesting because you've got people who would like to see Joe Biden get the nomination they're looking to steady the ship as it were have a more moderate Democrat come in and especially when you go up and down the eastern portion of highway that's more industrialized and you've got cities like Davenport's in into view okay these are places that would like to see maybe a democratic candidate that's a little more steady and then you go to the college towns and you look at places like Ames like Iowa city and this is where Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren have really been striking a trying to hit a tone especially with some of the younger people that maybe a more progressive candidate is the direction to go in believe it or not Andrew Yang is is made a lot of headway among the children they did a straw poll tens of thousands of Iowa teenagers voted and Andrew Yang was the big winner so he's seems to be getting some favor in the really young generation
U.S. House set to approve North American trade deal replacing NAFTA
"Of the big north American trade deals expect to get past today by the house the U. S. M. C. A. as one of president trump's top priorities it would replace nafta which was negotiated during the Clinton administration the Senate would also need to approve the trade deal before it's sent to the White House that would likely happen sometime next month or in
Trumpdates: Bolton vs. Mulvaney Goes to Court
"What is John John Bolton up to and what is Mick Mulvaney up to mick? Mulvaney tried to join a lawsuit brought by John. Bolton and another subpoenaed witness to the impeachment investigation the bulletin lawsuit is unprecedented. Unprecedented and unnecessary. It is asking a court to decide whether Bolton should comply with a congressional subpoena or whether he should follow Donald Trump's request that that he not just by John Bolton as a private citizen now lives beyond control of the president of the United States and there is no legal reason for him to evade that Subpoena Mick Mulvaney dropped his legal attempt today to join the Bolton Lawsuit After Bolton objected to Mick Mulvaney joining his lawsuit Mick Mulvaney says he will allow file lawsuits asking the same question to a judge in both cases. These are delaying tactics designed to slow down the impeachment investigation but chairman. Adam Schiff says they will not committee will not engage in a month's long legal pursuit to enforce the congressional subpoenas of these witnesses but the investigation investigation will take a negative inference from Mick Mulvaney as refusal to testify on the assumption that if Mick Mulvaney had something helpful to say about Donald Trump anything helpful to say about Donald Trump. He would testify and therefore his refusal to testify can be taken as a negative inference against president trump. The first news reports of John Bolton's memorable John Bolton's inevitable book appeared this weekend and viewers of this program new. The John Bolton was working on a book deal the day he left the trump White House since I announced it here on this program. I'm that night because it was wicked. Obvious reports indicate that John Bolton is getting a two million dollar advance from for his book from Simon and Schuster in order to get a book advanced like that the author has to tell the publisher. What the publisher is paying for what the publisher is getting? Therefore there there are people at Simon Schuster. Tonight in midtown Manhattan already know what John Bolton is refusing to tell the impeachment investigation instigation journey. Discussion is Chris. Liu who served as a senior White House aide to President Obama before that he was deputy chief counsel of the House Oversight Committee and John Holliman is back with us. Chris Lewis I want to get your reaction to this legal maneuver that we've never seen before I've got a correct congressional subpoena China. I'm going to bring a lawsuit to ask a judge what I do with it. I think it's fair to say none of this is on the level Lawrence. I mean this is the case of Mick Mulvaney wanting thing to avoid being held in contempt of Congress wanting to delay the proceedings but only willing to abide by the court's ruling if it goes in his favor and so what he's doing really is trying to serrate congressional oversight during my eight years on the House oversight committee part of it was during the Clinton administration we took depositions of senior Clinton administration aides aides. When I managed President Obama's Cabinet Eric holder testified on the hill fast and furious? Hillary Clinton testified about Benghazi. So this idea at the White House. Aides never testified is completely at odds with precedent. And if it's taken to its logical extreme it just completely wipes out Congress's ability to do any kind of oversight and let's not forget the most important point if there's any kind of executive privilege Mick Mulvaney. He's already waited. You'll recall. He stood up in that White House. Press briefing room. Any basically admitted that there was a quid pro quo so again as you correctly point out. If he had something good to say he would be out there saying right now John as we know. Oh two million dollar book advance for John Bolton means he's telling People Book Agent Book at Hers Pitching the material that he's is refusing to tell the Congress yes. I think it's likely that you and I know some of these people. If we went out with the proper implements we'd probably extract his permission them tonight. If we were hard hitting enough about it I think the question bold right now. It's tricky one. We assume let's assume the following through on the base of some of the testimony. Today it does seem as though Bolton was with those people those professionals who looked at this and said this is likely illegal it looks like golden waiting at various points in order to get that eight me released he he is. We all have for our views about job bulletins about politics ideology but it seems in this case. At least he recognize him the legal payroll that was in play here and try to do the right thing if for no other reason to save his own skin now. The question is what is economic interest in. There's two competing things here. Being a hero in this case is probably is economic interest in terms of selling books a a reading public. That thought. The did the right thing. Kim telling that story we'd probably be sell a lot of books. Unfortunately become a hero in the story requires them to testify and if he testifies it gives away some of the stuff that would be the news the book so he's got a very tricky thing to try to figure out here. How'd you land this plane? In the way that drives the most interest gives away some but not everything that he knows so the book is not drainable of its value by testimony the The book Chris quite predictably as I said the first night he when he left if the White House is scheduled for publication before the presidential election because of course if Donald Trump would lose the book value collapses. Right away But and so does a book like this to get cleared. The Way James Comey's book had to get cleared because he worked in the FBI. Since you you know since Bolton works on national security issues is there clearance process for that and can the trump administration simply refused to clear well Lawrence. There's actually two issues. One is the clearance issue shoe. If there's classified information information that might implicate classified information. That's in there. The other important thing was you'll recall trump administration officials apparently signed a non disclosure confidentiality agreement. which trump is selectively enforce or? Try To enforce against some folks including this anonymous book. That just came out and so so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I suspect John Bolton probably realizes on the non disclosure agreement that's not really enforceable it's never been enforceable against anybody and I know he's probably smart enough guy to actually at this point understand what is classified and what's not classified and we'll probably stayed abroad outlines when the book deal is introduced in court art in the Bolton Lawsuit. I'm sure the judge is going to have a a lot of even more reluctance to take the Bolton case serious. Yes that's probably right and look I think. Thank you know one of the things that Chris I think we are all under the impression that people signed these. NDA's has been claimed certainly beginning administration is through. The trump tried to get everyone to sign. I'm not sure everyone. When did side and Bolton came in relatively late to the administration so it's not clear that they were being that they were being as as rigorous about trying to get everyone to sign? NDA's and. I'm certain that John Bolton knows that it's the most the history of the world. So there's no I think that's the one is meaningless. I think the other one is our ultimate question for him in terms of the White House screening issue on on on talks about. If we're going to have to break it there. Chris Liu John Howland. Thank you both for joining
"clinton administration" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So for history to sort of say, hey, this president was cooperating and therefore, you know, that's what the public should keep in mind. I do believe that was a case it it was pointed out earlier that the president was not interviewed. Which is. I think a a significant thing as well. He he did not wait on this directly. And and probably should have look at the one of the things that you what's contextualized here in terms of the special prosecutor statute in the course of our history, these are inherently political processes they've they've been political since the beginning of time if we go back to the last major special prosecutor situation, it was it was with the in the Clinton administration and Bill Clinton appointed somebody a special prosecutor to look into whitewater, a a a Arkansas real estate scheme that he and his wife Hillary had participated in th they've looked into whether they were illegal activities around that the special prosecutor was. Was ultimately fired not by Bill Clinton. But but by a circuit court in Washington DC, and Kenneth Starr was put in and that led to other investigations that eventually led to Clinton being investigated for sexual improprieties. We, of course know Monica Lucy, the point is here that what what there was no illegality, but it had an adverse effect on the Clinton administration. Ultimately, he wasn't peach by congress but not expelled by the Senate with a two-thirds majority vote. It also is significant to to mention that Clinton's popularity increased during that time not decrease during the impeachment..
"clinton administration" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"That was passed by three in the clinton administration nineteen ninetyseven implemented for eight years by the bush administration bush two administration also eight years by the obama administration but what the i g also stated in his testimony was that they have an he had an entire appendix section which was classified by the intelligence agencies undoubtedly holdovers from the obama administration and he said congress you have not seen this information the department of justice has not seen this information he said he was in his team was working day and night to get that information unclassified or declassified to to a point that people could see very pertinent information as it relates to what was going on behind the curtain well a little bit of that information is sifted out over the past week it appears remember that meeting attorney general loretta lynch who was overseeing really remember she was overseeing the hillary clinton overseeing the whole thing this clinton email server issue that hillary got a pass on and remember late in the process couple of days before they said oh it's okay we're not going to press charges against her bill clinton just happened to be at the same airport is loretta lynch and just happened it was pure coincidence pure accidental and he's oh who's playing is that oh i want to go over and say hi but wait a minute women may billy your wife is under criminal investigation by the department of justice it's not good at minimal good optics and it could be seen as obstruction of justice you walk over there oh no no no no no this is just pure coincidence that we're going to talk about her grandkids yeah yeah right bill so they had this meeting and no one was supposed to know about it but somebody took some video and some pictures ability boarding the plane billy getting off the plane and there are a whole lot of people in the secret service that were really concerned about this well it appears this is some of the information that was classified by the intelligence agencies and the inspector general's report but some of it has leaked out much like how those struck page if you will emails leaked out early in the process from the inspector general's report this also leaked out this week that that lynch clinton tarmac meeting was not a coincidence shocking right it was prearranged and in fact the secret service detail of president clinton coordinating coordinated the meeting days ahead with lynch's fbi security detail you see folks because this was a prearranged meeting botha hereto lynch and bill clinton should be brought in front of a jury for obstruction of justice that is another bombshell that was hidden in inspector general's report now the off lame stream fake media they did report a little bit on the inspector general's report a little bit and that was the concluding sentence in sentences in the summary when you read the report is drax drastically different then the summary and the inspector general stated in his testimony that the original draft that he submitted and his team of four hundred fifty investigators submitted was actually redlined an edited by senior department of justice in fbi officials which brings me to page ninety four of the inspector general's report in this portion of the report on page nine to ninety four fbi agent randy coleman is discussed and here's what it says in the inspector general's report fbi agent randy coleman told us that being the inspector general in his team that coleman regularly took notes in a journal oh coleman's notes from october fourth twenty sixteen so about a month before the election contain the following entry under briefing of komi october fourth twenty sixteen from nine to nine thirty.
"clinton administration" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"One he is the one that has alternate say in it and from the very very beginning we've talked about the biggest problem with the the the president is not the things that he actually believes or wants to implement when you get down to the the the the the legislation the vast majority of things that he wishes to do i agree with but the communication stinks and we had talked about the fact that on friday he had come out and said nope nope got to be the the republican legislation next week gotta have the wall gotta have gotta have the wall gotta have the wall couple hours later oh the president misunderstood he really agrees with the republican legislation will look don't be s us everybody knows that one thing that the president is clear on is immigration and a legal immigration the fact is messages are coming from all over the place and you've got to have a consistent message a venture it's going to come back and bite you if you do not have consistent communication and scare you brought that up yesterday and also said look at this point you can't win on this one right at that because that's what the democrats are what the democrats are hoping is they're just and it doesn't matter what the truth is it doesn't matter no matter it doesn't happen that the matter that that this came from a court case a bac to separate court cases in the in the clinton administration and then the fact that you had the separation of children also during the obama administration and the picture of the children in the cages came from two thousand fourteen in the obama administration and the left didn't care about it this isn't about remember this isn't about the left carrying about children no it hasn't been from the beginning this this isn't about the left carrying about the fact that they wished to make sure that the right upholds their christian principles that is it strictly about demonizing trump and why because we know how they reacted during the obama administration when a lot of these things the same things were were happening now as the solution is and it's going to cost money but if it stops illegal immigration it may save you more money in the long run but the whole thing is since we have detention centers anyway you redo the detention centers and you build massive detention.
"clinton administration" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"The clinton administration and continuing right on through the obama administration and i'll bet you one thing that trump zeroes in on with this little kim jong own guy is iran in a trump has iran on his mind the iran deal was a stupid bad deal it was a singular obama deal it was not ratified it was not a treaty we paid iran it was just it was it was it was bad but just plain dumb stupid bad inexplicably dumb stupid bad so here comes trump imbued with a bunch of common sense we're not gonna do this and we're not gonna get involved in this climate change rigmarole and by the way that if you want to know my humble opinion is what really has these clowns nose out of joint the g seven is the trump basically through their climate change stuff right back in their faces and they were forced to swallow it and he continued to i'm not even going to go to that meeting this is a waste of time i'm not gonna put the united states at risk in this regard i'm not gonna do it we're not gonna pay for that too and they just can't stand it well the one thing trump's going to get to the bottom of this kim jong un guy is north korea's relationship with iran because believe me there is one and it's no good and it is bilateral meaning the north koreans have things that the iranians want such as nuclear capability.
"clinton administration" Discussed on WDRC
"Clinton administration's diplomatic efforts in its final months in office kim yong sholl departed from beijing wednesday morning where he met top of officials from china north korea's closest ally and a key economic partner and arrived in new york yesterday afternoon two men dined with only one top advisor each andrew cam the cia's korea mission chief executive he joined oh the former c i a director who has been trump's point person on north korea it was as c i a director with the andrew kim at his side that pompeo made his first trip over to north korea and it is just incredible so far this story and you don't hear too much you don't hear too much from the democratic side on this do you and you're not going to you know why because they don't want to give trump any credit that's why they have a big problem you talk to some democrats behind the scene i'd love to hear them but it's not as easy as they think whether you like president trump or not he has done exactly what he said he was going to do and i think he is gaining support and more support every single day of the week that's just my opinion that's just my opinion and i was not a big trump supporter in the beginning but i am now i am now and i think what are the things that got me more on his side is that he does he does what he feels is good for the united states of america and there are good many others on both sides both republicans and democrats that just like to you know keep washington the way it is so they can make money so they can do this but it's entirely different than the way a president trump is running things and nobody ever thought nobody ever thought that he could get this situation that he's got right now with north korea and can you imagine just just think about this.
"clinton administration" Discussed on WTMA
"Cnn is covering that today let's go to number two james comey apparently he never liked president trump even from the beginning he went in for his briefing where he failed to tell the president that what he was peddling was hillary clinton's opposition research which is a very political decision by very political figure it was the first time he met donald trump what was your impression he had impressively quaffed hair it looks to be all his i confess i stared at it pretty closely and my reaction was must take a lot of time in the morning it's tied was too long as it always is he looked silje orange up close with small white half moons under his eyes which is sooner from tanning goggles now these are democrat party talking points caesar petty smallminded things for a resentful former fbi director to pedal and for the clinton administration official to try this out then they started showing broll of john gotti video you know of john gotti the mafia don and talking about how trump reminds him of a mafia don he said is this was happening at a flashback here early days as a prosecutor had a flashback at at my days investigating the mafia because in australia edit edit edit edit it was edited like the lost in space theme song at edit edit edit edit edit comey in the mafia a man is measured by the strength of his loyalty sure distinction between a friend of yours and a friend of ours i felt this effort to make us all and maybe this wasn't their intention but it's the way i felt to me to make us all a make enough stra we're all part of the messaging we're all part of the effort the bosses at the head of the table we're going to figure out together how to do this.
"clinton administration" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"And a new document that seems to have been developed to cover certain behinds involving the manafort bras acution there's just come to light as well it seems almost everywhere you look and thank god you are looking everywhere you can there's evidence of misconduct of other just plain old fashioned corruption or malfeasance as we said one example of which was was speaking loretta lynch her meeting with bill clinton that story keeps on developing as well what what are you finding there well you know what's outrageous about that and everyone knows about the tarmac meeting is the what the justice department created a series of talking points and was supposedly it was just a meeting about grandkids it's coincidental but they had two pages the talking points they've all been blackout by this justice department and that's the problem with icing is that you had all of these issues emerge during the obama administration with the polymerization and they've bias and and corruption justice department an fbi with respect to the clinton administration the clinton email and it continued with the trump targeting and all of that is being protected by the justice department and fbi it's incredible to see than bending over backwards to protect clinton and allow those who want to target trump illicitly to go forward without much accountability and what's up with that tom i mean is that the justice department is still largely populated by obama holdovers or leadership failings on the part of trump personnel what what's what's your assessment i just don't think there's this interest in the corruption issues that voters and they don't think accountability is important i don't know how else to describe it it's been well over a year indicates a pattern of misconduct with respect to the handling of classified information and other procedures of the state department that would also be the sort of thing that warrants prosecution what's your reading on her status and the extent of her exposure.
"clinton administration" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"It's the one thing we have that they don't have you and i can remember the clinton administration we can remember the bush administration we can remember the first bush even the details they don't remember any of this shit because it's terrifying to them because if they ever had actually match the things they're saying today with things they said two years ago they would collapse there would be no more argument they would have to sit down and shut up and stopped voting because they obviously are incompetent citizens if anyone forced the media to own up to the things they were saying when barack obama was president then they would have to sit down and shut up as well so the entire machinery of the media is devoted to not talking about the past and as long as you can pretend the past never happened you can say anything you can lie about anything then or or tory because we've always been at war with east asia right right but any different and that's what scares me you asked me what's what scares me that years is that a third of this country are are now or william cartoon characters who can be manipulated into believing anything that donald trump sets anything i mean look the same people who were screaming when obama said that he would meet with some of these authoritarian leaders unconditionally are are loving that trump now wants to do it and the thought of trump meeting with kim jong hoon scares shoot out of me so i'm here except that never happened that never have in their brain that never happened and did happen while both sides were probably to blame for it so there's there's no way in this this is the the the problem with liberals like me liberals generally our our product is you people can ultimately be made to see reason.
"clinton administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Listening to this current bradley trai i love that you do i this being the tape chang talk talk talk you walk the walk a wbz newsradio 1030 clash hails avasani generally don't surf somebody is father brian sent me a picture of tshirt wits the clash charlie don't surf and a picture of while clips now a picture from it at but there's someone else the send a picture it's got charlie manson so there's a tshirt says charlie don't serve with a picture of charlie manson that's keeps america interesting going short of the cause of it because there are more people calling so that's only reason your call will be a little shorter nick boston how do you do i think nick along jerry mentioned todd yeah what's going on neck's well looks and i just wanted to uh you know mention them all the uh donald trump uh you know the uh kabbah that was against donald trump five east the clinton administration the fbi calling me all this stuff is coming out and then in in israeli no no coverage of it you know it's it's it's it's amazing that the mainstream media is not exposing the dossier that went out how the fbi colluded with the the clinton administration and the doj to uh on fox a plus these false fives are uh warren's two uh you know investigates donald trump on a uh on a um trumped up russian collusion meanwhile hillary clinton is colluding with russia to get vegas you know inflammation both the uh you know donald trump so you know it's just like i said several months ago it's all to do about nothing there's no russian collusion donald trump is the president he's he's getting you know unbelievable uh reviews by the uh businesses in this country giving bonuses out the get bringing jobs back to america you know apple has his blood billions of dollars back into account tree just goes on and on and you know these these trump didn't rooms when syndrome about you know these things that you know.
"clinton administration" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"He i know very well it was led by ash carter uh in jan nolan in her beautiful little book uh allusive consensus details this carter at the time you know we we think of ash carter today secretary of defense ash carter or now former secretary of defense ash carter whose very pronuclear he was an assistant secretary uh who is close to bill perry who was the deputy and and he he really tried to lead the elimination of the icbm force and got worked by the bureaucracy yeah absolutely and and and so that nuclear posture view was a total catastrophe and it produce nothing other than a slide deck you know 'em when the clinton administration actually needed to look at making reductions and rewriting the guidance offered employment of nuclear weapons they did another study but this time they didn't do nuclear posture review they they did it out of the white house i mean i like to joke that the first nuclear posture review was such a disaster that the clinton administration decided to leave in place the reagan era guidance to fight and win a nuclear war against the soviet union a country that no longer exist it yeah with the second one the bush administration won the one the one that also leaked as well right so what happened was there was this big fight during the clinton administration where the congress controlled by republicans had in a national defense authorization act prohibited the president from making cuts to us nuclear forces and this was a source of a lot of of of stress because basically you know there was a start to agreement but it was clear that the russians weren't going to ratify at noon when they ultimately did ratify it they ratified it with a bunch of poison pills but when clinton got to the end of his second term.
"clinton administration" Discussed on Money Radio 1200AM
"The person who got by and we got to the gate actually walked into the white house during this time now when did it start to fall apart was this during the clinton administration and with the because she wanted to get rid of the entire secret service didn't shake today they weren't you are a nuisance to or you are a nuisance we definitely got problems started before the the whole of the claims but they certainly put it on standpoint and and they have had probably afterwards that clinton took part of the problem is because the clinton administration cooperate to speak with her r i make my take the fbi of don't forget to during the clinton administration we had travelgate for 900fbi file of american city were ended up at the white house also also they took out the vince foster files yeah that's right now what how the heck did that happen 900fbi files show up at the white house you had the vince foster files disappearing the day after the day you got killed they just disappeared from the office right in front of the fbi now how did that happen yeah apparently magic magic fairy because tough doing so when when thinker service hereupon visit officers told the fbi investigators that and i talk about this michael stich observers when they were told that bad things got a phone call any control donor just turn off the alarm vince foster's office my ass when they told the investigators that he didn't know what to do the team makes i thought they were terrified you they had it but nothing ever came up so the clinton is clearly compromise the secret service become on the fbi and it's one of the reasons we have this year one of these gentlemen problems thing with his overblown government all this philosophy these people saying the government for so long because they are allowed to double date from one retirement for the other the secret service has got many issues need to be worked out and if anybody can do it it's our present president trump because this is the guy who's back and he understands streamlining and way of a business you know he ran the secret service like a business put you there took the way secret service runs in the secret.
"clinton administration" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"The tax cut yeah i mean you because because in order to raise taxes they would have to overcome a filibuster in the sun and the the assumption is that even if republicans lose control of both the house and the senate that they're not going to lose control the senate to the tune of sixty votes that the democrats are not going to have a filibuster free or proof senate like they did during seventy four days of the first year the obama administration seventy four business days of they're not going to have that and so as a result the republican tax cuts will in all probability stay in place and and and the democrats are going to be stuck try you know having as was the case during the clinton administration as was the case to a large extent during the obama administration uh the democrats are going to be stuck try and having to make terrible uh hard decisions within the context of the spending freight framework that they have in the tax revenue that they have and in the midst of all of it the republicans are may constantly screaming about the debt and the deficit as they did throughout the obama administration as out the clinton administration as they did throughout the carter administration they never scream about debt and deficits when there's a republican in the white house they always do it when it's democrats so that's why no 2020 we have a democrat as the president can they ruled rollers back no like get all your president doesn't have bombed no the president doesn't control legislation legislation all appropriation all spending and all taxes after be passed by congress the president merely signs that he has no you can't do that himself so that's that's what uh near a thank you for the call we'll be right back you're listening to thom hartmann visit dumb hardman dot com audio and video are or your calls it at the polls yep billy and welcome back uh let's see here ross in el cohen california watch on free speech tv hey.
"clinton administration" Discussed on KELO
"People with that background i think that they're they've the clinton administration of course was peppered with goldman sachs people and so has the trump administration bent a who are the goldman sachs people with bush because i don't know if also with obama to the arbat predator famed a higher rate way way tell me tell me who the obama people were who were from the goldman sachs i think a worker secretary of treasury ah seems to be the most corrupt favorite position well again that would make sense if you are using an investment banker sector the treasury but i don't know that it's true in the obama or the bush administration's again the trump administration certainly and the clinton administration certainly but do you believe that at if if this were a conspiratorial thing wouldn't people try to cover up their association with goldman sachs well sherlock holmes would would girl go by the evidence the evidence showed that a the president gets elected earn to offer he golkar goldman sachs and ask them to surrender all kinds of people that work for him now actually in the case of president trump he was being advised by these people long before he became president and he has a longtime association there's no question but here's here's the other problem that i would put to you if you believe there is some kind of goldman sachs position the two began a means within the trump administration shen affording all accounts are stephen bannon and gary cohn they disagree on everything and they're fighting a lot in the white house accept they both have backgrounds working for goldman sachs we'll be right back on the medved show.
"clinton administration" Discussed on WGTK
"Whom i'm related would tell you that it's it's always wrong to bet against bbs a tough guy now in terms of goldman sachs the interesting thing about it is it is certainly true that in the trump administration a great many of his close just advisers all have backgrounds at goldman sachs that's true of the treasury secretary steven mnuchin it's true of stephen bannon who worked at goldman sachs it's true of his head of economic advisers and gary cohn and there are more uh all of whom have some backgrounds at this investment company it's the most influential and successful investment bank and if you are looking for people to try to make longterm economic decisions i i don't think it's so surprising that you would turn to people with that background i think that they're they've the clinton administration of course was peppered with gold men sacks people and so has the trump administration been a wh who were the goldman sachs people with bush because i don't know so also with obama to the all the president seemed a higher rate way way tell me tell me who the obama people were who were from the goldman sachs i think a worker secretary of treasury ah seems to be the most favorite position well again that would make sense if you are using an investment banker secretary of the treasury but i don't know that it's true in the obama or the bush administration's again the trump administration certainly and the clinton administration certainly but i do you believe that at if if this were eight conspiratorial thing wouldn't people try to cover up their association with goldman sachs well sherlock holmes lloyd good girl go by their every evidence and the evidence showed that a current oppressor get elected earn to offer he goes could goldman fat and ask them to send an alqaeda people that worked for him now actually in the case of president trump he was being advised by these people long before he became president and he has a long time association there's no question but here's here's the other problem that i would put to you if you believe there is some kind of goldman sachs position in the two began a means within the trump administration according all accounts are stephen bannon and gary cohn they disagree on everything and they're fighting a lot in the.
"clinton administration" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"The clinton administration's proposal that is what the clinton admnistration proposed in their budgets in the mid to late nineteennineties now republican lawmakers are uh are offering at one one can argue for it one could argue against it uh it's hardly a radical proposal and if uh if there's a better way to uh moderate the cost growth of medicaid we should certainly listen to people's proposal with the what might be uh but this is a proposal that have been floating around for a long time it has a democratic pedigree if not anything that is uh out of the mainstream of medicaid policy thought and if it's basically an old proposal this just been revived this year and the budgetary effect of it within the budget window is extremely small relative to the other sources the cost savings that i described earlier held may remember shock the medicaid expansion we talked about it earlier in the year the costs are heavy for childless working age nondisabled adults they're very heavy an unanticipated heavy does this bill taken take that into account and try to address what it does it does in and out should be addressed it absolutely should be addressed and what you are alluding to i believe the fact that the per capita cost of covering the medicaid expansion population wild up far far higher than the actor worries rejected in each of two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen costs on a percapita basis wherever sixty percent higher than previous projections uh so the the expansion this these inflated federal match rate that was given to state under the affordable care act has produced a ton of problems one of the the the enormous cost explosion that wasn't anticipated uh but you also have to remember that it increase of the competition for medicaid limited supply services by about twenty percent so the story is almost exactly the opposite of what we're being told of people who are historically vulnerable a medicaid beneficiaries pregnant women poor children disable seniors are these folks now face increased competition among these childless adults under the age of.
"clinton administration" Discussed on KELO
"To interfere with our elections the there was an interesting piece today in the wall street journal by someone who was personally hacked by the russians and he makes the point that the russian interference our election wasn't so much in order to elect donald trump or to elect hillary clinton the whole purpose of their interference was to try to we road and corrupt american democracy and to get exactly what is going on right now in other words it successful which is to have americans sniping at one another and and a seeming breakdown of our normal politics but i just want to remind you scott eight eight i'm sure you have some memory were were you a alive and participating in politics during the clinton administration the bill clinton administration how are we rely but i will mapra chris occurred okay well one thing that you off to recall is those of us on the republican side and i was very much on the republican side and very eager to push this wanted full investigations of whitewater which was a land deal that has gone wrong of hillary clinton's ill legitimate trading in cattle futures of her wrongful firing of the house travel office of the disappearance of white house files including stuff that happened long before the presidency and and some of it involving them as private citizens this is something that happens when you're president of the united states and t to pretend that there is no basis for an investigation i think is a little bit of blind speaking.
"clinton administration" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Honestly all intellectual honesty will you can bring to bear we would be covering the clinton administration the exact same way that we're covering the trump administration i would say that that my intent was absolutely to do that i think i built a news room and hired people some of the most aggressive reporters i could find to break news when i first came here um and i absolutely would have covered trai clinton as aggressively as trump i think the difference is that this is just an unusually this is unusual news that he makes every single day in answered of has tested journalism in a way that we haven't had before so it but we also i think the assumption is that clinton would have run had a far more conventional presidency in and so we it would have been sort of far more conventional journalism that would have been produce i would have gone in and i had planned ongoing in covering her super super aggressively lakes as we would as we did with with with anybody with obama or with republicans in congress it's like we cover the hell out of things and that's certainly what i was going to do is still going to have a sevenperson white house team in clinton world as i would with an in a trumpworld but i just think he's not not have a conventional present presidency so therefore journalism has not been completely conventional you mention the oddity of being a journalist being being a journalism at this time this white house and trump routinely blast stories that they don't like as fake news the new york times reported this week that president trump has jim me about the possibility of imprisoning journalists at the same time subscriptions are up at major outlets um this is the dominant sirri in the country the reporting out of washington.