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Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"One of their camps have recently commented on their potential selection. This all comes as the all virtual DNC takes place next week to prepare. Campaign staff and Secret Service were seen checking into Wilmington hotels yesterday. Right by the ballpark where bite and is expected to formally accept the nomination, the Republican convention that happens the following week. Center city. Tim Jimenez KOW news radio. Philadelphia will have some empty fields this fall will tell you why. But first to check on traffic.
Biden Will Likely Send Text to Supporters to Announce VP Pick
"We should soon find out who Joe Biden has picked as his running mate. His campaign has said he will make that announcement sometime this week came. Why don't we use Tim Jimenez Joining us live this morning with the latest on this good morning to him? Good morning, Carol E of the former vice president has spoken with top finalists, according to people familiar with the process, either in person remotely, and now it's a waiting game for his final decision. It's reportedly imminent and the announcement, according to top aides, is likely to be texted to supporters. First, those who signed up for his alerts now who will it be well by it and has made a promise that he would pick a woman. Top contenders include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, former national security adviser Susan Rice and senators Tammy Tammy Duckworth's Duckworth's Kamala Kamala Harris Harris and and Elizabeth Elizabeth Warren. Warren. But But their their aides aides declined declined to to comment comment so so far far on on the the virtual virtual DNC DNC that that is is happening happening next next weekend weekend to to prepare prepare for for that that campaign campaign Staff and Secret Service were Seen checking into Wilmington Hotels yesterday, right by the ballpark where buying and is expected Carol to formally accept the nomination. nomination.
Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"The announcement of who Joe Biden's running mate will be could happen at any time now. W tym him minutes has the story. The former vice president had his final interviews with the top contenders, according to those familiar with the process. These were either in person or remote discussions. The announcement could come at any time. And according to top aides, the first in the public to know are those who signed up to get a text alert. Who will it be well during a debate back in March bite and promised he would pick a woman. The names being reported on include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, former national security adviser Susan Rice. Senators Tammy Duckworth's Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. None of their camps have commented recently on their potential selection. This all comes as an all virtual DNC takes place next week to prepare campaign staff and Secret Service were seen checking into Wilmington hotels yesterday, right by the ballpark, where.
New The Last Of Us Part II Trophies Tease Grounded Mode, Permadeath
"Collapsed of US part two is getting a harder difficulty and a perma death mode according to some trophies at popped up. Recently, the last part two is getting an update sometime soon to add new modes and it looks like trophy data from the game may have revealed the plan. A little earlier than they probably wanted to. But Hey, i. mean, that's just the nature of the last of us are to this point. Ryan Gilliam reported on the trophy details for Polygon, and wrote on Monday naughty updated the playstation trophies for the last of us to revealing some new modes coming to the game permit death options. And the return of the original games grounded mode in the last of us, naughty dog added the hyper difficult grounded mode after launch. This mode triples enemy damage removes listen mode. The tool that helps players track nearby enemies, removes the Hud and offers next to no supplies strewn around the world. There are also fewer checkpoints Gilliam continued. Later in the story according to the DNC update players can also turn on a permanent mode in the last partout. In other Games perma death suggests failure at even a single death meaning players would need to start over at the. The beginning if they I the, you can't stop this trophy goes to players that complete the story on any permit death setting, which suggests players can apply permit up to multiple difficult types.
Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on Atlanta's Morning News
"With Scott Slade at 7 46 It's runoff Election Day in Georgia. Nobody recipes Bill Kayak. Your report sort of most closely watched race is Fulton County District Attorney Anton DEA, Paul Howard is fighting for his political life Challenger Funny. Willis got more votes than Howard during the primary in recent polls show her with a solid lead. Howard has been dogged by an ethics investigation and his decision to charge to Atlanta police officers in the Ray Shard Brooke shooting. There are no state wide run off today, but key run offs include Georgia's ninth and 14th congressional districts in the northern part of the state. Governor camp rules out of state wide order requiring mascot Georgia public schools, he says it's up to local systems to decide. And the very latest on the 18 year old suspect in the workplace Murder in Gwinnett County Friday. He's now being called a person of interest in stabbing murder nearby and 20 a month earlier. Company recipe to use time is 7 47 MARTA employees invited to speak in next week's Democratic National Convention. One of the people invited to speak at the DNC convention is from right here in Atlanta. We all are. Just myself. Oh, her name Natasha Taylor, and she drives a bus for Marta. Nominated through my union President Natasha, proud member of the Transit Union Local 7 32 and she's a big Joe Biden supporter. Yes, Robyn Walensky, 95.5. WSB President Trump says he's narrowed it down to two locations to give his acceptance speech later this month. President says it will either be Gettysburg or the White House's Final location to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican National Convention. Lisa Taylor reports the speeches planned for August 27th. The conventional now be a virtual event because of the pandemic. The president had moved it from Charlotte to Jacksonville. Trying to ensure an in person rally. President Trump now plans to postpone the G seven summit until after the November election, making two reporters. He said the plan was the habit in September after was originally scheduled for June. Trump is this year's chair gym. Forbes reports. The president claims he'll invite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling him An important factor, but no invitations have been sent. And Alfred A man reaches a plea deal after being accused of selling a bogus treatment for Corona virus..
'Wake up Call': Prominent Group Warns Biden Campaign That It's Falling Short on Outreach to Women of Color
"Want to back to something that you all at she the people did you had a series of virtual listening sessions and you're take away from those was that they were real. WAKEUP call. That's what you were quoted as saying, we're ringing alarm bells were saying we want to win. But if you listen to the women on the ground were not there yet can you talk to us about those sessions and your conversations with the Biden campaign about them she the People's network includes many women in the battleground states at the focus for us is an Arizona Texas Georgia Florida and the three Midwest states that trump won last time Michigan Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. And we gathered you know local and state elected officials and heads of organizations people who work on voter registration engagement, and we asked a series of open ended questions. How much do you see yourself in the campaign? Is the Biden campaign been in touch with you What are the issues that matter what would need to happen for you to want to amplify the message? What are your frustrations and what we heard? Is, that there was a lot of frustration on the on the ground amongst the women of color who are in the middle of the critical voter turnout we know in our big lesson from two thousand sixteen is that winning and twenty twenty is about turning out our voters and activating those who are most likely to vote democratic. That's women of color particularly black women and in the states that I mentioned with very few exceptions. Women of color about a quarter of the electorate in the majority of women and so It's incredibly crucial that the women of Color in these battleground states turn out at higher rates and how was the Biden teams response we had a meeting that that there was a lot of openness and listening I think there's some really smart women who the Biden campaign is brought on and I don't. Think it's any secret they're playing catch up. You know because it's not like Biden's a new candidate. You know it's just that right now for the general election in this strange year, the women who were on board now both Black Asian American. Latina who are an indigenous who are running speaking of folks on the ground there they're open they're listening the issue is that we we did not want. I didn't want to see these red flags and not talk about it because it is a People who are in the business of electoral politics, understand one of the biggest mistakes that the Hillary Clinton campaign, and when I say the campaign, it's a campaign it's the it was the priorities pack it was the major It was the party apparatus as a whole ecosystem. One of the biggest mistakes was not too deeply invest in black voters, which is black women early and often and look at it as turn out. There was way way too much focus on trying to convince Republicans are moderate white voters with the messaging and the Komo. You know all that in order to carry the election I. Still See evidence that we haven't completely learned the lesson from two thousand sixteen because WHO's going to be on the DNC stage. Well, John Casick, who is a Republican he's never trumper, but he's also the guy who in Ohio as governor got rid of the early voting Sundays with with. What black organizers would would call souls to the polls? So here's a guy on the DNC stage who was part of voter suppression in a key swing state. That affected the black community whom the Democrats depend on high turnout. We haven't gotten the the lesson fully but. Those of us who are on the ground understand what is going to need to happen, and we wanted to make sure to make those relationships and call out where we need to do some investment and fix things fast in order for us to have high turnout.
Fresh "DNC" from KYW 24 Hour News
"Thousands of high school athletes in Philadelphia. Small businesses left out of federal help, are now getting millions of dollars in grants from Pennsylvania and Sports. Sixers All star Ben Simmons undergoes knee surgery. Well, Joel and beat is out for this afternoon's game against the Phoenix Suns. 77 degrees. We have partly cloudy skies in center city right now we're heading up Tio 91 today. Good morning. I'm Carol Mackenzie. Our top story at 501 campaign 2020 on K Y W News radio. What we should soon find out who Joe Biden has picked as his running mate. His campaign has said he will make that announcement sometime this week came. Why don't we use Tim Jimenez Joining us live this morning with the latest on this good morning to him? Good morning, Carol E of the former vice president has spoken with top finalists, according to people familiar with the process, either in person remotely, and now it's a waiting game for his final decision. It's reportedly imminent and the announcement, according to top aides, is likely to be texted to supporters. First, those who signed up for his alerts now who will it be well by it and has made a promise that he would pick a woman. Top contenders include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, former national security adviser Susan Rice and senators Tammy Duckworth's Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. But their aides declined to comment so far on the virtual DNC that is happening next weekend to prepare for that campaign.
"What's up everybody is you and skipping meals David Hatfield joining this week is Tina mini everybody just Davis. Scoop and friend and SAM clayborn. We've got a great show for you this week we're going to talk about. The crazy crazy crazy deal about spiderman being exclusive to playstation. In Marvel's AVENGERS WE'RE GONNA flip through the August nineteen ninety issue of video games and computer. Entertainment. But I. Really all you need to know right now is that spunky to is finally finally coming out, September fifteenth just over month away I couldn't be more excited listeners and my friends on the show have long long heard me talk about how much I love love love spunky. Maybe my favorite game of all time cheese maybe I don't know why does it need sequel? Doesn't necessarily need one, but the like I, I. You know spunky. So brilliant and they've spent so much time making the sequel like I'm really excited to see you know how do you with with this one and what? During their, how deep they're going to get maybe they'll go so that they a lava world. You, what do you want different in this game? Necessarily different but I mean just play spunky I can't believe. We're still talking about this. You don't want the game he don't own a to do extra. This is the problem is that people like you demand sequels and they should be made everything was fine. I was I was never demanding a sequel I've been excited for the sequel though it was announced we've had to edit these episodes several times to remove your demands they're getting increasingly. Violent. My demand for this game increases. If you're if you're an Egyptian prime subscriber, you dame, it's eighteen minute weekly rant on spunky to yeah they go to edit editor. Yup you can download them. Eric while you're excited for this game looks like it has more digging. Know. It's all about systems. Interacting with each other in in unexpected surprising things on your quest to reach the end of the game. So I'm just excited for all the new stuff that they're going to add to the game. Off many many different ways to unexpectedly die during a I love spunky and. I was just joking about all that before I think the cool thing about spunky is the thing I like about Mario Brothers Games where it's like. So focused on secret stuff and as people discovered all the secrets. That that probably alone gave me hope that this game would just be like just full of like crazy cool Meta difficult things to accomplish. That that's why I needed a sequel, you catch all the seeking discover all the secrets you need more secrets. To. Shoot up date. They're like we added a bunch of secret stuff. That's the patch notes like that's the patch. This passes a secret. Good candidate for guides him. It is it is although it's kind of a it's really hard to write guides for Rogue Lakes because I'm you can kind of like classify like eventually with speeding this game became really interesting spunky because. You know there was like a type of orientation of the first level that like made sense to not restart on I think. That's really cool. Right. People basically start breaking the game to figure that stuff out but otherwise, you just gotta be like. You might see a snake. Not If. You know there's there's like a shortcuts to people could take that are built into the game that aren't yet I don't break the game. Yeah. You can tell people never to pick up certain weapons and stuff like that I. Think there is a There's an element to that type of strategy guide writing, which is interesting because there's there's a there's a public out there that I know people don't don't expect this. But it's true that just read from start to finish a game skied while they play it and I did that when I when I was a kid rock Tynan skied and didn't lessen my enjoyment of the Game I. Love The indepth page by page look at all the stuff in this game aspect that guy and people like that. So that's different from like a spunky guide readers like here's some tips. Good luck. And then apparently also. The Sony State of play today it was announced at Alan wake is coming to control DLC. Correct, but we don't have more information than that. Yeah. Honestly. I had like a I haven't been able to watch state of play in its entirety myself, but it was narrated to be my friendly gears. He makes an appearance and it has been long speculated that the DNC in meant in question would be across over with Alan. Wake. So this kind of confirms it but apparently, the trailer did not divulge much more about like. Easter kind of character or is this going to be like a playable character or villain may be and I? I guess I didn't catch this while I was playing control but I suppose or maybe I don't remember but I suppose we're a lot of references to a writer. So that's why we're the relations coming
Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Tonight one of the headlines Speakers during next week's DNC will be a Republican former Ohio governor and current CNN senior political commentator, John Casick. We'll give a speech to make the case for Joe Biden Governor. Casey is now out front and Governor I appreciate your time. So you know last time around. You didn't Donald Trump you wrote in another Republican John McCain for President which is a far cry from actually supporting the Democratic candidate. For President right you are anti trump, but you were not not taking that extra step what changed. Conscience Aaron is you know th the reason I didn't support trump the last time as I was afraid that he would be a divider and not a unifier and our best leaders historically have been unifiers Republicans and Democrats. But unfortunately is I've watched him over the last three and a half years. Now he's continued to do that and I don't think the country does well when we're divided and so I had a search my conscience when the Democrats asked me to speak I had to think about it and I believe we need a new direction. We just can't keep going the way that we're going because. Historically I served in the Congress of governor what I've known is that when people work together remarkable and good things can happen. But when we constantly are divided when we can't work together, you know we can see what's happening when we look at Washington even today. So it was necessary to do this and and I I felt it's the right thing to do and I would encourage other Republicans to know that it's okay to take. off a partisan hat, take off your partisan hat and vote on the basis of what your conscience tells you about the future of our country, not just for yourself. But for your kids as well you are a moderate right you are. You are not someone who represents the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, which is hugely influential right now yet you are comfortable with Joe Biden. So why why is that? Why? Why? What, what made you? First of all I'm a conservative, which is the interesting thing, and why would I say that I was the chairman of the Budget Committee when we balanced the budget Washington surpluses for a number of years and surpluses and Over. Here in Ohio we fixed the state and cut taxes and grew almost a half a million jobs left almost three billion in our rainy day fund for the governor we have now. So I'm conservative and people say, Oh, well, he's really not. Yes I have been but I believe that Biden can bring us together. I'm going to disagree with Joe on things and. They expected that when when they asked me to do this I said, yeah, there's things I'm going to disagree with Biden on there's things I'm concerned about but at the end of the day I, think he's a man of faith. I think he's a man look history has been an ability to bring people together. That's the way it was when I was in. Congress when we balanced the budget and we are able to do welfare reform and I think he can. He can restore civility and I don't think he'll go hard left I. think he's a pretty tough guy and so I'm comfortable with the fact that did he would be our leader and I. Expect. He'll have Republicans that will be part of anything he does going. Forward I the way his as his nature that's been his history and he's a man of deep faith and you know a man that suffers some tremendous grief that has shaped his character all things I will talk about in my speech. So you know what you're doing is going to stand out and it has when it has happened before I'm thinking of the Zell Miller. Then democratic. Senator you spoke for President Bush the RNC in two thousand four and then there was Joe Lieberman. Who is independent but caucus with the Democrats and in two thousand eight he spoke of the RNC and supported. John McCain You know they both became persona non grata in their party right? They were they were you know blackballed? Are you worried the same could happen to you? I think I have a right to define what it means to be a conservative, and that means a government when necessary not opposed to it that what the conservative movement ought to be opportunity for everyone to Republican Party ought to be a party that has a positive message of lifting everyone. But you know Erin look leaders walk a lonely road and if you're not prepared to walk lonely road and do the things that your conscience tells you to do. Then how do you think about yourself? When you look in the mirror I mean I'm comfortable with the decisions I make. Of course, there's blowback Republicans or critical summer or praising me Democrats debating themselves should he be able to do this but this is not an unusual place for me to be I've been a reformer almost all my life I've been very independent and I'm a Republican but the Republican Party has always been my vehicle but never my master you have to do what you think is right in your hearten I'm comfortable here so. Southern Baptist minister. He's ordained Mike Huckabee said the other day in part. I don't know of anybody people of faith who think Joe Biden is a great choice. I tell you. They're not going to go with Biden that's not an option. What do you say? Well I'm clued into a lot. Of. People of faith number of them who are very happy that I'm making this decision and I can give you names I don't WanNa, get say it on the air but I can give you names of them. If we have to come back and do that, and the fact is, is that you know the faith is a is a matter of of your personal relationship and so I don't know why that's been said about. Joe. I think he is a man of faith I. Don't sit down and talk about all of his religion with him but I'm comfortable with him and like I say I, consider myself to be a man of faith a flawed of faith for sure. But aren't we all So I don't think anybody can speak for the entire faith community and. Try to try to say that this person's good and that's person isn't a lot of people scratching their heads about why some of these very conservative evangelical support trump. It seems not to be consistent with the things that they believe even as as promoted in the Old Testament. Right. Thank you very much. Governor Case I. Appreciate Your Time, and of course, I'll. Be, speaking next week at the Convention for Joe Biden and look we still don't know who's going to be appearing with. Joe. Biden there we do not know who's vice presidential. Pick for now former special adviser to President Obama Van Jones. So then you and other prominent male African American leaders including Sean diddy combs and the God released a letter Joe Biden today and you urged him to pick an African American woman as VP part your letter reads quote failing to select a black woman in two thousand twenty means you will lose the election. Do. You believe it's that clear van the Biden lose with a woman who is not black. I think it's GonNa. Be Very hard for him to win. That because first of all, we're relying on the African American female vote in the Democratic Party to come out not eighty percent not ninety percent but ninety eight percent almost unanimity. Once again to try and save this party and yet no African American woman for whatever reason has been given the opportunity to help lead the party. So they can save the Party where they can't lead that doesn't make any sense and you also now have a whatever the criteria is there is an African American woman who meets it if you're talking about having servewell in the Senate you've got comma harass you're talking about having sort of in Congress you've got Karen Bass and. You're talking about having a servewell at a local level. You've got a mayor Kisha down there in Atlanta. If you're talking about somebody's been a part of law enforcement, somebody's going to critical there you and now have six seven African American women who are ready to serve of the executive branch Susan Rice. They are ready. You got the people who were there. You can't. Say That you don't have the talent. You can't say that you don't have the the the ability, and so the question then becomes and there's nobody does that laser some star of from some other demographic that you can point you and so if there is if this is not the time to do with, I, don't know when the time to do it so you. Know Jim Clyburn, who was so instrumental to Joe Biden when a lot of people thought that his campaign was done in South Carolina. Right is huge comeback. He's basically said to me you know you know it would be a plus side of to pick a black woman do vetting in the polling but then he said ultimately go with your head in.
Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee for DNC due to coronavirus concerns
"Concerns affecting the presidential race. Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination in two weeks and will instead do it from his home state of Delaware. Meantime, President Trump says he might give his acceptance speech at the White House.
Biden Will No Longer Travel to DNC to Accept Democratic Nomination Amid Pandemic
"Former vice president Joe Biden won't be travelling to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention because of Corona virus concerns. Biden will accept the party's nomination from his home in Delaware. President Trump is also thinking about how he is going to accept his party's nomination for president. He tells Fox News that it could happen at the White House. We're thinking about doing it from the White House because there's no movement. It's easy, and I think it's a beautiful setting. And we are thinking about that. It's certainly one of the alternatives. It's the easiest alternative. I think it's a beautiful alternative. I love the building. I'm there right now. I spent a lot of time here. A lot of people didn't spend as much time I spend a lot of time here and I like it. The Republican National Convention is scheduled for August 24th through the 27th with the president's acceptance speech capping the final night.
Joe Biden won't travel to Milwaukee for 2020 DNC because of coronavirus concerns
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.
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"The Democratic National Committee changing plans for its convention asking lawmakers to cancel any travel plans to Milwaukee. In a letter sent to Democratic members of Congress this week, the Democratic National Convention Committee says after talking with local public health officials and epidemiologists, They've come to the hard decision that members of Congress should not plan to travel to Milwaukee, the letter says. No delegates will be travelling and caucus and council meetings will take place. Virtually the committee admits the plans will be reduced more drastically than originally expected. However, former vice President Joe Biden and has yet to be named running mates are expected to be in Milwaukee to accept the party's
Russian Hackers Blamed for Attacks on Vaccine-Related Targets
"With ties to the country's intelligence services have stolen emails. They've also sow disinformation and worked to influence elections in several countries, so they've kept pretty busy over the past few years. But The latest target for Russian hackers is really audacious Researchers working to develop a Corona virus vaccine in labs in the U. S. The United Kingdom and Canada have all reported attempts to breach their servers. Most valuable data in the world might be sitting in the service of those of actually in researchers right now, apparently Russia's intelligence service once it other hackers. They were busy elsewhere yesterday, too. Maybe you couldn't tweet Laura Galan, say founder and CEO of Gallant Strategies. Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council informally serves the U. S defense intelligence agencies. Laura I guess we shouldn't be surprised to start with the Russians. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that as the world works towards the vaccine that there are hackers out there who are trying to steal their way. Closer to it. Yeah, We should not be surprised. That's right Now this group is one that's pretty notorious in the in the cybersecurity world. They've They've been involved in really high profile breaches over the state Department, The White House even the DNC. And this is the equivalent of Russia's CIA. So this is really top top hackers and they're there to go out and get the hardest target and current vibrant. Research couldn't be a more coveted set of intellectual property at this point. Here's what I don't get. I mean, Russia, officially almost for a long time. Claimed they didn't even have covert 19. So basically you've got the intelligence services for a country that claims it doesn't have a virus trying to steal information for a vaccine. That doesn't exist. I must they needed Yeah, well, well, you remember facts don't matter. It's so consistency of logic here. You know what? As you're saying there was no current virus in in Russia a few months ago. Now magically the top intelligence services after is after the research, But you know, here's what this is. Ratings are sagging in country. His popularity rings are some of the worst been over his long tenure, and she knows that he's playing to a domestic audience and politics are always domestic first. And if Russia gets to Harold that they have discovered the the vaccine, and if they're able to Russia that is such a quiver in on In in Russia in Putin's, You know the pocket that they can, really he can really say my version of politics has produced this. I'm able to take care of you. And this is why I continue to have my almost lifelong mandate. Here is your president. So obviously, if we can detect it, and then the other countries can, too. We have protections in place. But I guess maybe it's not top of mind for everybody that like medical espionage is Is something that can happen. Oh, this has been going on for years. The Chinese military hackers for a long time when after diabetes research and this was back in 2013 2014 and it didn't get the publicity's that this getting today, But Hitting vaccine information has been a target of nations. Kate Hackers Over the years we haven't seen Russia do something quite this brazen though, Onda again leave it to the rest. Hackers do. It s so nothing new that medical aren't is right at the forefront of getting hacked, but I do think this is going to be a wake up call for any organization. Any government that doesn't think that their recruiter if they're going to get targeted, and the right of course, is going to be right in the center of that target. Okay, So
States, province work together on forest health
"Some of the largest wildfires on record had swept across the West in recent years. Restoring these areas and managing forest to prevent more dangerous fires is complicated especially as the climate warms. DNC minutes with Washington State Department of Natural Resources a lot of our management has been designed up until now with an expectation of a stable climate, and that expectation is no longer accurate, and so we're having to think about things like what species should be planting here. That can survive not only in our current climate, but in future climates. To find. Solutions Agencies in California Washington and British. Columbia are collaborating in a two thousand eighteen memorandum of understanding the three agencies pledged to share data and innovations. The group also exploring ways to offset the cost of forest management. For example they're looking for markets for wood from the small trees and branches that are cut went for a certain thin. Semen says he is optimistic that by working together. The region can better adapt global warming while saving time and money where we're really learning from each other and advancing our effectiveness around this.
Biden campaign, DNC out-raise Trump, RNC in June and 2nd quarter
"Both presidential campaigns fill their war chest in the second quarter Republican National Committee and Trump Campaign say they collected a record breaking $266 million in the second quarter of the election year and in June alone, a record 131 million. NBC's Chuck's Iverson says the Biden campaign and the DNC out raises the president by $16 million for the
Miami - Governor Ron Desantis Supports Republican Convention Move To Florida
"President trump suggests he may move the upcoming Republican National Convention out of Charlotte North Carolina governor Ron DeSantis says Florida is ready to step up Florida would love to have the R. N. C. I would be good for us that the DNC in terms of the economic impact trump is frustrated by strict coronavirus rules in Charlotte that could limit the convention
Coronavirus behind bars
"We reached out to the Washington Department of Corrections and were able to connect with Jeremy Barklay. He's the director of engagement outreach for the Washington Department of Corrections. He says there are about eighteen. Thousand inmates in the states. Twenty four facilities about a thousand identify is native American although testing is limited. The state counts twenty-six inmates total with cove in nineteen the state released about eight hundred fifty inmates who qualified as a way to help slow the spread of the virus. Barkley says his department worked with tribes for enrolled members. Who were released? The office of tribal relations within the Department of Corrections has Desert knees from each of the Twenty Nine federally recognized tribes within the State of Washington. And so we are office was in contact with those tribal delegates to let them know Which tribal members were Qualified under the rapid reentry or commutation furlough so that we could further smoothie reentry process between those native individuals and the home communities to which they returning It allowed us to ask what resources might be a need whether that is You know whether we could focus on on clothing or make sure that the tribe had available foodbank resources and any type of Services that those individuals needed on a case by case basis we were able to better communicate with those tribes And again hopefully guarantee a more smooth and successful reintegration back to the community. We've been very pleased with the reception we've received from the tribes and Very pleased with the way that We built systems before code so as to work on releases for our native peoples in that. Was Jeremy Barklay with the Washington Department of Corrections? The system also requires physical distancing mandatory face covering for all inmates and staff an additional cleaning and disinfecting. That's one view into all of this. What's yours go ahead and join us right now at one. Eight hundred nine six two eight. Four eight is the number and joining us today. Out of Seattle Washington is Gabe Glenda. He is the managing noyer for Glenda Brodmann and founder of hoyt he belongs to the Round Valley Indian tribes are pleasure to have him here. Thank you for joining us for another native America calling had Internet and gave. We just heard a little bit. What's going on there in Washington state but give us a further view into this What are you seeing? What are you witnessing especially with the Washington stance on releasing state prison inmates early? I work with Hoy which is a nonprofit off named after the she'd word that means See you again. We never say goodbye. We've been working for the last ten years on making sure. Indigenous relatives in iron houses are able to spiritually rehabilitate. We work closely with a sister organization native American Reentry Services that runs a program that prepares them particularly spiritual return to society so that we don't mind them in trouble again and we've been working hard as we could for the last several weeks With the State Department of Corrections and we very closely with Mr Barklay and Lynn. Dennis tribal liaison for the Department of Corrections. LemMe Tribal member and we should everything they've done but we've really been feeling sort of like we're on the outside looking in in sort of a helpless way We've tried to help furnish PT donations from a local tribe especially when one of its own tribal members contract to positive for the disease at Monroe Corrections Center We have a bunch of able sewers in all of our circles within the state's prison system and we tried to have them be available to so masks for example or use within the prisons and we were unable to do that. we've been hamstrung and our ability to facilitate sweat lodge ceremony drumming circle or other spiritual activities to ensure. That relatives are are coping with this catastrophe and the best way possible without compromising Their own mental ability in wellbeing. And so we've worked with the DNC tried to work with the DNC and we're not trying to criticize them because we know they're in an unprecedented situation and taking all precautions. We believe but it's been difficult for us to sit on the sidelines and not do it. We normally do over the last eight or ten weeks and watch watch this thing on unfold as too early release We are encouraged that. A number of prisoners in our state have been released We would encourage the state to do more in that respect there are certain populations of our included. That should not be behind bars for example. Our our juvenile without parole Prisoners meaning a are men and women who were sentenced for horrible mistakes they made when they were juveniles sentenced to life without parole for example. But that's been deemed accrue on usual and unconstitutional punishment and so there are certain populations like those populations which includes cinnabar native relatives. Who We know about who should be added to these lists of people either of age or Health affliction or other status. That should be considered for early release
DNC takes first step toward scaling back in-person convention
"Center John the DNC's rules and bylaws committee unanimously adopting a resolution this afternoon allowing delegates to participate in the convention in person or through other means to allow for social distancing DNC chair Tom Perez says they're not yet deciding on what exactly the format will look like an important first step toward giving our convention team the maximum flexibility they need during a truly unprecedented moment in our history tell about that today the measure still needs full
Democrats set to take next steps toward virtual convention
"London Democrats making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August and still requires the approval of the committee and DNC member CBS this political consultant Leonard Stein were on how this would affect the convention holding a virtual convention is the last thing the Democrats once the last thing any party once but by moving in that direction they're simply facing faqs and succumbing tore new coronavirus reality it's much like sports leagues that may plain empty stadiums the Democrats are basically saying that they cannot and will not put their delegates candidates elected officials and the press at risk convention organizing committee has set up a gathering that guarantees every delegate can accomplish their official business without putting your own health at
"dnc" Discussed on KNSS
"What is the obsession and order the engender behind given the DNC or all the democratic candidates wanting strictly have mail in voting so my take is that a lot of democratic candidates like strictly mail in voting because they also have an extraordinarily powerful garnering system the what were you going and you you actually go to in Californians legally I should go to people's houses in petal their ballots for them and that means that basically better funded your party is the more messengers you have that day the better the voting does for you frankly I think that there there should be a small effort barrier to entry when it comes to your ballot also I'm not in favor of voting in advance because so much breaks in the last week of the campaign we saw that actually the primaries we saw a lot of situations in which people were voting a month in advance for candidates were out of the race by the time the boat actually happened in the primaries so the the D. N. C. wants to vote by mail because the DNC would like for people who don't really have a large stake in the political process they would they would like is for somebody to come here to our say listen you got a piece of mail would you like to fill that out and grab it is it same thing is in the old days people sort of bussing people to the polls it go down in Jersey both parties would be this would go to areas where they thought the people were more likely to vote for them but not particularly engaged and then they would just pass those people to the polls it seems to me if you wanna vote you vote if you don't wanna you should vote and that's a choice I'm not in favor of mandatory voting in mail in voting seems like a way to basically encourage people who don't have very much stake in the system to to vote and their vote counts the same as somebody who is willing to actually do the the very not much work I'm going down to a polling station now what I mean there was talk about stuff like that like both harvesting where they come out and ask you if you mail your your remote I I get all that and the reason I ask is because on the last on the last election that we had Gavin Newsom they called his race whenever only three percent of the polls have reported they had already declared him the winner I don't understand I mean it well given you some could be declared a winner before they even actually took hold reminisce California but in Orange County was a big deal in Orange County they're serious ballot harvesting it led to the loss in several red seats to blues digit blue seats because the Democrats are basically going around just picking up ballots from various people in the area really appreciate the call we'll take more of your calls eight five five two three six thirty two.
Why enterprise blockchains fail? No economic incentives
"For this week's podcast we will be discussing. Why Enterprise blockchain's fail and I'm very pleased to have Stephanie Herder Founding Economists and partner at Prison Group Stephanie. Thank you for joining us today. Could you please give our listeners? A quick introduction on yourself and on Prison Group. Hi. It's great to be here. I'm a founding economist of prison group. We'RE GROUP OF ECONOMISTS WHO advised watching projects on their economics and governance design as we work with everyone from native blockchain startups. That are VC. Funded all the way through to giant enterprise projects excellent excellent so as it is costing me here at Intra blocks. Could you please explain to our listeners? What is blockchain? And how does it work? That's a great question. Sell start at the beginning and work my way up so botching. Blockchain is a type of what we would call a distributed ledger as I think. We All know what a ledger is. We is like a database. We deal with them. On a daily basis Most of the ledgers we interact with are maintained by a single person or organization. So for example. your bank probably uses alleger to keep track of how much money is in your account and the bank is responsible for maintaining updating that ledger a distributed. Ledger is a shared ledger. Where multiple different stakeholders it could be. Different BANKS COULD BE DIFFERENT INSURANCE. Companies collectively control an update. The ledger to they have a process. Called the consensus process where in order to make a change in update to this shared database other needs to be a certain level of agreement among the different stakeholders so the fundamental level. It's way of having a a single share database where no single organization or entity controls it. A blockchain is a particular type of that because the transactions or updates are processed in blocks. And then when we talk about blockchain There's usually Implication of additional layers of technology that are on top of it so for example not every blockchain not every distributed ledger or blockchain protocol has mark contracts of many of them do and so when we talk about blockchain and how it works features like that or sometimes implicitly included great great so on the second of March Twenty Twenty. You published an article on Coin Desk entitled quote why Enterprise Blockchain's fail no economic incentives. Close quote in the article. You start off with quote enterprise. Blockchain is in the doldrums close. Could you explain to us why you feel that is the case? What is it in your opinion that has gone wrong? I think as a active participant working with a lot of different projects on their server. Familiar pattern that we see with enterprise blockchain. Typically these are consortium right so as we'll talk about one of the great benefits of having this distributed controls than enables data sharing consortium to form amid what we keep seeing. Are these pilots that you never hear from again right? So you'll have a consortium announced that they have a proof of concept or that they're going to do a pilot for specific use case and then a year. Later you come back and say oh. I wonder what happened to that pilot and never heard from again. Just see this pattern over and over again. A major thought leaders who were very big on The potential of enterprise BLOCKCHAIN MAY BE YEAR EIGHTEEN. Months AGO are starting to question. Why are these pilots working? Why don't we see more projects really taking off? So that's why I categorized. Enterprise blockchain is being in the doldrums interesting. Because I I totally agree with you. I mean we saw that especially knowing two thousand seventeen thousand nineteen a huge number of appears us there were launch and sometimes it feels that they were launched more for grabbing the press or because the the C. Suite rubbing being pressured by their investors by the practice to answer the question. What is your answer to blockchain? What are you doing blockchain? Fill as though they were just jumping into it to answer those questions without having an understanding of what Business Problem Day here to answer. Is that a fair assessment. In your opinion I think the the fundamental challenge is that blockchain has the ability to deliver a lot of economic value to consortium groups using it to solve problems. But you need to be really clear about what is driving the value creation of. Who's getting that value on before you can survive? Have a project successfully launching GRUB and I think a lot of a lot of projects. They weren't clear about what exactly blockchain was intended to do right. What exactly is it about. Botching compared to existing technologies that's needed for particular use case and then when it's implemented who is getting the benefit from this network How is the value being distributed? I think without a really clear understanding that it becomes very difficult to set up the necessary infrastructure for a successful project. Yeah not totally agree upon that point in in your article you you also mentioned that you know blockchain platforms our economic systems. What do you mean by that? So if you're going to the trouble of creating a blockchain based consortium you're doing it because you think it's GonNa create what we would call economic value right. It's GONNA save companies money. It's GonNa Save Time. You may be putting multiple different data sources into the same database. They're going to allow for synergies in new products and value creation. So there's a there's an economic rationale for almost every blockchain project and so you have to whenever you look at a consortium or permission list project you have to think about who are the different stakeholders what are their incentives to join and contribute to the system and to not be a chaos monster and how is the value that's created gonna be divided up and I think many projects you talk about this in the article on have taken a very technology. I approach so they focused really on. How do we implement the technical details of what we're doing without thinking about the economics of the system until it's almost too late in it's already been significant? Decisions have already been made exactly so incensed. You know something came quite clearly in in your article and you stating now is that you know. Perhaps one of the first step any consortium has to do is in identifying that value. So how can consortium create value straight from the get-go what what? What would you say is the process for doing that? So when we think of value creation in a blockchain based consortium or network we think of it in terms of three layers so the first layer is what is the value that the distributed ledger. The blockchain is is bringing itself We have a framework at prison group that we call the three CS and these are the three different levers of value creation that we see over and over again across different projects so the three CS are coordination commitment in control and the different features of a distributed ledger. Or blockchain create. He's levers of value more or less depending on the different use cases so for example. If you have a use case that's using smart contracts you know. One of the big economic frictions that we see in settings. All over is how difficult it can be to monitor enforce contracts right so just because you have a contract with another party that doesn't guarantee you know in the non blockchain world that doesn't necessarily guarantee that that other person or other entity is going to follow through on what they said they were going to do. So one of the promises of enabling smart contracts is that you know that whenever the conditions for the contractor met the contract automatically executes into this value beyond what we call a commitment right. You can increase the credibility if I promise to you that I'm going to send you ten tokens. Having a smart contract in place is more credible commitment than if I decide. I promise. I'll send them to next week. So we think about use cases knew what to what extent are coordination commitment control creating value. So that's sort of at the at the transaction level and then because these networks contain so many different entities there are two other layers on top of the DNC or the blockchain we think about on the next layer is is network offense so you're bringing together all of these different participants and they're gonNA have val increasing value from you. Know who else is participating. So they're different dynamics that that we're going to talk about and then finally on if you have networks running different types of applications also on the same chain with the same participants a you can have synergies. You have the same source of contribution of data being used in many different places. And so these are we think about any application we think about these different layers and how they build on each other and how they interact to deliver value to the construction.
States should give businesses the flexibility to reopen amid coronavirus pandemic
"How do we how what moves can be taken as we start lifting these lockdown restrictions what moves can be taken by the government to respect to that free market to make sure that we are not creating a new precedent for federal dependency or state dependency it but what can be done to spur economic activity and and maybe give us a quick lightning start to the recovery as things open well I think there are probably three different areas that you have to be really look at number one you have to make sure that the regulatory tax environment is conducive so to this everybody wants to make a profit and so so if you have to defer taxation if you have to do for regulation and what we're saying is because we have different number of regulations they probably are necessary at all anyway but you take care of that provide the environment they want the second thing you do is this I think you've actually probably had what I would use this personal domain or what I would provide wheelchairs and deluged with taking the federal government not so much but the state government chat and the state governments have also got to go by the way for folks to to be able to financially get their doors back open and and provide that relief which they live the third one which which is basically to push tied together you got a lot of open up businesses have to be able to open up and you have to provide some penalized bility protection for portable pulling up so that I mean already we've had there's a lot of trial lawyers coming in here trying to sneak around see if there's a way to shoot somebody or hatching a corona virus first of the of the business of the weather's a big box store grocery store or whatever so you've got to provide some kind of liability protection British businesses through a little bit nervous to open up and come back because they know that that that this is the next shoe to drop so there's a there's a three quick things I think we should be focusing on right now yeah you make a great point with CL liability protections we've been talking about that here and there on the program because that is it and I did it just makes me mad your trial lawyer still that are going out there sh sixteen if they can find any kind of weakness to exploit but I how does workers comp come into that because wouldn't they wouldn't businesses be protected through workers compensation from something like that or is that rule but kind of out of the window because it's a panda I can you have your state orders and executive orders involved well a workers comp because a little bit harder because of workers comp is typically going to be definitely work related and I'm not sure that passing section around this has been ruled to be within that within that little shoebox and so that may be a little bit harder that's why you saw introduced legislation because actually dealing with liability issues trying to be more clear on the reasonable person standard and simply opening your business does not thank you negligent that sector than trying to find work there but I don't know about workers comp but it's usually that that's used for research there were shoe box that I'm not sure you can yeah how how much longer do you think I mean I know that we're going into the different that some states are going my state to Texas is going into phase one coming up on Friday some areas actually even opened a little bit earlier we were talking about the town of Colleyville here in Texas you have Georgia that's following its reopening following those phase one guidelines as well if you had it because I I hear from so many people we can't take this much longer in there these are business owners who are saying okay we plan for a rainy day this is a global pandemic is a lot different it's like a million rainy days at once no one can really anticipate something like that or or really plan for it which is why we have the government reacting in the at this unprecedented way but you know honestly how how much longer because they're at the DNC was saying that now we're opening too quickly how much longer can people take this and what what do you say to the DNC says none of this is way too fast well I think societally we've already been close to long branching data showing that that the number of that you created a another public health crisis on the side by side basically preventing elective surgeries a lot of people told us that the plastic surgery no elective surgeries with any scheduled surgeries yep and now they are virgins you sugar so you have created quite frankly the public health crisis on on on the side and that goes with your economic crisis I I talk to people everyday Danish data then the business is the small business owners and they tell me yeah we're we're either with PKK were were were about to hold up and you can't you can't provide enough almost because it isn't so bad that's what we have over thirty trillion question thirty million people unemployed and sweet and there so that's that's that that about thirteen to fifteen percent it is the actual inspired because he beat the influx has been so rapid and show of force on the states that that they don't have the the band with the either classed as all the new plans for a quote I would say what we need to be opening up right now and we need to be basically just say let's just advocate for or for the guidelines because that's really where three people were still we would say if you don't want to open up your business okay don't you have that right we would say if you feel unsafe the state state and I would say I would respect that I mean that's that's your choice but feel that way and to believe that and then certainly stand if you don't want to be responsible when
"dnc" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"The head. Good job try next time. And none individually can't argue that any of the candidates have exited really had a good shot at winning. They didn't really make mistake by exiting. But I do think that if you ask most Democratic voters. Hey coming in to Super Tuesday. What do you like a chance to vote for some combination of Kamla Corey Hooley in Pete Amy Yang Gang? Or do you want to sweep them all away and only be left with old guy? Old Billionaire Billionaires Liz. I think most Democrats would trade. Their current donkeys for the box on the display floor but collectively the polling and the fundraising and the process. Said no you leave. Leave us with the old guy. The billionaire old guy the guy who hates billionaires and Liz Warid. I blame the Party and I blame the media. Because the party organizers the primaries as a media event and it does not work just does not work there is so much grappling inventing and push back so very early in the process that when the choice actually goes to the voters there ill-serve they at best have a vague sense. Wait what was that about Biden's hair sniffing or busing seven? I remember something about that but I can't quite recall it and Oh yeah leads. She was the front runner for a while but now she just can't win. Why is that again? I mean let's just take. That question is a fact. Wasn't the case that the party was diluted for a while by supporting Elizabeth Warren more than the other candidates or is it the case that they're kind of diluted or dysfunctional now. One of them has to be true months and months before regular people were or even should have been paying attention. Cuts were made in the field and the only thing that could withstand this vetting. These cuts was having super high recognition or a cadre of unshakable fanatics or fifty two billion dollars great process. I believe the Party will tell itself that. Hey we performed weeding out. This is what we were supposed to do. If you laugh. Because you couldn't stand up to scrutiny. I don't really think so. I think this was an impossible game of survivor for which there was no winning. Only three or four people got immunity idols. Along the way I haven't really watched survivor but I hear immunity idols. Are a thing. Caucuses are an undemocratic disaster. At least we see that now. Maybe they'll be swept away but then the first two states which are supposed to be where retail politics and voters really getting the chance to assassin. Though the candidates up close what happened there? We might as well just ignored them. One of the two viable candidates who are still left performed absolutely disastrously in New Hampshire and Iowa. The other one who is said to be viable tied twice tied an upstart. Who's not even half his age. Then the Vada was a big percentage win for Bernie Sanders but a big win a low turnout caucus. It meant that only thirty five thousand people showed up to caucus who even wanted him to be president more than anyone else. That's true that's twice as much as the other people running but that was his signal event. That's the one argument where you could say. Yeah Bernie Sanders really showed his medal by getting those thirty five thousand. The Vatican's toback him. And what in South Carolina Show? I mean you can talk yourself into a story. Oh it showed a comeback and the power of a clyburn endorsement or a firewall. But he's just as true story. This black voters like Biden Black South Carolinians stuck with Biden. Black South Carolinians. Didn't care about anything that came before or maybe didn't pay too much attention to what came before. And what if you're not a black voter from South Carolina doesn't matter? They got their way so for everything that went on for years in this crazy process. With ups and downs and John Delaney squat thrusts Marianne Williamson's dark forces and Castro getting everyone but Joe Biden to say there should be no such thing as coming into this country illegally. Not that it shouldn't happen just that it shouldn't be illegal. It's Kinda crazy for all of that. All that mattered. Is that one guy with an unshakable cadre of support from the far left one guy who is unbelievably rich and one guy who had the support of black voters in one state are left it. Is that simple new new new. You have to fundraise. You have to come out with policy positions you have to have a strong ground game you have to build coalitions. You have to have great moments in debates. No none of those things were true. I mean Bernie did fundraise. He has a lot of supporters peas. The least detailed policy positions Biden never had a good debate some more or less disastrous than others Bloomberg. He only had money and Warren. Did you most of those things better than everyone else. But there's little logic left her being still in the race and this is all with ninety six percent of the delegates yet to be assigned. Look I'm not despairing. I'm just reflecting. I do think this is no way to pick a candidate and the sad thing is this this whole process. This whole no way to pick a candidate might not actually pick a candidate for four more months and that's it for today show. Priscilla lobby is the associate producer of the just. She is dropping out and endorsing the mayor of deforest Wisconsin because that is the halfway point between Minneapolis and South. Bend so she figures it's a good catchall for camps Buddha judge and Camp Kluber Char Daniel schrader just producer very intrigued by this idea of camp. Kloba CHAR SING. Alongs bug juice toasting marshmallows roasting on a comb over an open. Fire the gist and crowns. I good with what is it now from C. Two the other big thing Debra do Peru and thanks for listening.
"dnc" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"You put party and country ahead of themselves. You know what that tells me tells me that. Democrats are better than Republicans. Orly so-called`moderate reasonable Democrats actually are moderate and reasonable at least as compared to the same version of Republicans. These so-called moderate reasonable Republicans could not act reasonably or with moderation back in two thousand sixteen. We've heard so much. This cycle the idea that only it seems like the Democrats are going through with the Republicans went through last time. A collective action problem. It's in each of their interest to be the one who occupies the Middle Lane against a candidate from the extreme wing of the Party. But they can't get together an act so that only one of them occupies that lane in two thousand sixteen the Republicans didn't want trump but they couldn't get out of each other's way. They couldn't clear that lane. If you will for one choice and a got trump. They kept waiting for someone else to take him out. Not the Democrats will not these two Democrats. I guess Tom Steiner too. But he's less of a politician more of a rich guy with a bad tie. But Amy and Pete did it. Better to point to Biden as a sufficient embodiment of an okay candidate who will be a serviceable opponent to Donald Trump and a reasonable president. Should he get elected rather that than the quixotic crusade of the never ending campaign? So they're out and they say vote for Biden now look. All POLITICIANS ARE EGOTISTICAL SELF SERVING. Grandiose they are in fact some of the worst people on Earth to put the good of the whole over the good of the individual but amy and Pete did it better than their Republican counterparts did and in doing so they may have saved the party and they may have saved the country now to the cavalcade of Caveats Bernie Sanders is not donald trump. I'm not saying is. Donald trump is crass and cruel person. Who has animosity towards the UNDERCLASS Bernie? Sanders is an idealistic person. Who has a lot of sympathy for the sympathetic so mobilizing to stop? Trump is a very different thing than mobilizing to stop sanders. But put that aside. Don't judge the actions by the metric of WHO has helped or who was hurt in the end. Just judge it by the standard of what is the desire of everyone in the race. Who isn't Bernie Sanders this year? Or Donald Trump twenty sixteen because back then the Republicans almost all of them really wanted to stop trump. They just couldn't get together and do it. The Democrats did ERICO. The Democrats are better than the Republicans. It's really all kind of inspiring. Now what's less than inspiring is what's left or who's left the consensus saying save choice. Is this guy we all these issues? We self evident all MANORAMA creative. Go you know you know the thing. Yes only that guy can one day match the intellectual and rhetorical fireworks on a debate stage. When facing this guy this year lost to Greta. Greta I learn to Greta. I said who who is of course nowhere near as gracious and uplifting as this guy and I wish them all the best. I thought both of them behave themselves as a nice place. A phrase well behaved contestants. That's how Mike Bloomberg defines public service. Of course maybe this guy this next guy is the guy that will all have to soon be rallying around. I'm sympathetic to the Sandinista government. I think it was right. They made the revolution trying to do the right thing. No good no good and those guys are the guys those are all the guys and yes they are. All guys could be a coincidence but we do seem to be pulling from a fairly narrow pool of candidates. Three of the last four presidents were straight white men board in Nineteen forty-six the three remaining viable Democratic candidates efficient Bloomberg. The one you just heard from were born in nineteen forty to nineteen forty two and nineteen forty one a woman born in nineteen sixty and a man born in one thousand nine hundred you have today endorsed one of the men born in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and the reason. They've made that. Endorsement is so that in the year. Twenty twenty four. We don't look back and say twenty four out of the last thirty two years. We lived in a country where the president was born in the year nineteen forty-six it's a big thing when you think about it on the show today a spiel about process thus far of picking a president it's a critique but first. Ross doubt it is a New York. Times opinion writer who is now the author of the Decadent Society how we became the victims of our own success. And I'm GonNa give you a tip on how best to listen to this interview. In assessing his theory that we're a decadent society you'll probably be tempted to focus on the word decadent and to use the standard definition of decadent. And all the associations that come with decadence like gluttony and being libertine or excessiveness but Ross means it more in terms of decay. So here comes my advice. When you hear US speaking of decadence substitute Sclerotic risk-averse or exhausted. Then it becomes a discussion. Not A taxonomy. A discussion of ideas with that in mind. Joy My talk with Ross doubted author of the decadent ruining sclerotic are exhausted society with home security. There's two ways you could go about protecting your home. I can think of a couple right. One is a traditional way where you weeks for technician to a messy installation. The costs small fortune another way as a dog. A large dog can also be messy. But then there's the third way the best way simply safe simply safe is everything you need in a home security system. 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David Leonhardt and Michelle Goldberg. Prove Ross's status as not just liberals favorite conservative but I'm going to say the Jews favorite Catholic maybe a little bit Ross has a new book out. It's called the decadent society spoiler alert. It's our society how we became the victims of our own success. Hello Ross hello thank you for having me so I know that. Oh absolutely I know that Every interview will say well you defense decadent in a different way than maybe I would think of as decadent the cover of the book is a glutton being fed morsel after morsel and so I did come into it thinking well I know Ross I know his inclinations. He thinks that he probably does think Americans are you know to gluttonous and also a little bit libertine. But it's not exactly that no and I mean the cover. Is this terrific image that we couldn't resist using. But but you and actually you're the first person to point out something that I was afraid. More people would point out which is the cover is of sort of decadence the traditional school where it is sort of gluttony and endless feasts and chocolate covered strawberries. And I guess that's a little bit of the story but I'm defining decadence to mean stagnation and drift and repetition at a high level of wealth and technological development so being decadent doesn't necessarily mean that you're morally corrupt or having orgies in fact some orgies might not be decadent. All-day might be dynamic or Jeez right decadent is more likely to mean that you are sort of stuck repeating yourself. Your economy isn't growing as fast as used to. You're not having as many kids or even as much sex As you used to. And you're just watching the same recycled star wars movies Fred here until the millennium and this is different from other related critiques secular stagnation or the end of history. How it's actually an attempt to sort of synthesize some of those critiques. Anyway so there's one of the first. Chapters of the book is about the sort of the economics of decadence and it makes an argument. That is a version of what Larry Summers.
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"Taking my call. I've been listening to one two years from not getting any cooperation from really either Republicans or the Democrats to to push his agenda, and I think. Why? Generations. We've had to non-elected groups basically the power behind the throne, the DNC, and are you free? Losing the power. They have over the political system. So it'd be your phone determined not to let Hughes. Presidency. Be any kind of success. Not under their control to be tried to be a president. Well, I think I think you're right about that in respect to the Republican party, basically Trump as a businessman stage the hostile takeover of the Republican party. Or if you want to look at it another way, he got the keys to the car, and he decided to take it on a wild joyride. And I don't think there's any doubt that large a large part of the last two years. Not as much was accomplished. This should have been accomplished because a significant element of the Republican leadership in congress. And I am thinking about Paul Ryan in respect to that actually was not interested in the Trump agenda. And as you say, Steve his the thing that politics is sort of cut off in large part at a certain level politics is cut off from real life. Because if you if you think about Jeb Bush, or whatever, and you think of the way the consultants told the consultants. Looking at the money that will attract the donors, and they get the money from the donors and the consultants then by ads the ads will attract enough people to go to the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire that will attract more donors told. But the whole thing is it's a donors party there. That's a donors game. And Trump didn't need donors. He had an agenda where he wanted to do things. He basically figured out that there was a chunk of people to whom neither the Democrats know the so-called mainstream Republicans were speaking he figured out that that that was a constituency fall him and that was where his victory lay. But the, but the point the point has Steve is that there's only one seat one. Once he became president, the Republicans could only succeed with Trump. I mean, basically, they lost the house. New pull pull line announced. He will how many months was at the beginning of the ANC was so cold retiring, and then he just stayed there. So he wasn't leading the house into the election. I mean, that's that's that's absolutely crazy. I mean, I take your point about taming down the RNC and the DNC. How exactly do you think he should Ted down the RNC though, Steve? To to basically break anything like that up. You have to shine a lay down that beer, basically in the series groups that are in control over political system. We have no control over them. Yeah. But if you if in fairness to the DNC, if you give money to the DNC, for example, they will deliver things for you big things for you. They'll do they'll bring you ObamaCare. They'll bring you gay marriage. You can say, well, I gave money to the DNC. What did I get for it? What are you going to Bamako and you go gay marriage? What happens what do people giving money to the RNC actually, full Steve? I think that we have to go back to do nation limits. We have let corporations and rich individuals hijacker system. The overwhelming power over our political system in a special. What we peons? Here's the cast the book, we don't really have much our anymore. Well, that's that's an argument. The the other argument stave is the the Trump is Trump is, and I I would agree with you on that Jeb Bush had nothing but money he had nothing but money if you asked him, why are you running for president? Why do we need the third Bush president in two thousand five we got fan or million people why should free presidents in a quarter century come from one family had no real answer to that. But what he had was a hundred million dollars, and it's very much. It's true that the donor class decides. Who the house trained Republican is and who they are prepared therefore to anoint as the official house trained Republican and let him go forward and be the candidate. And so last time round they pick Jeb Bush, and he spent one hundred million bucks to get to two point four percent in Iowa, which I think they don't care they'd have been happy they'd been happy to give him two hundred million or free hundred million four hundred million, but he didn't represent anything real. And that's what's that's what's fascinating. That's what's fascinating by Angela Merkel is some conference or other has just said that nations need to give up more national sovereignty to this sort of globalist group, whatever that means. But what it means is those people who if you look up in the sky, you can see 'em flying around from one international conference to another and and they figure out that they give money to this. And once every while there's a surprise and the guy wasn't meant to win win wins. And then they say, well, you should just ignore that. Anyway, that's why we need to pool national sovereignty. So that actual self government by the people of a nation doesn't matter anymore. Self government is a is they elect the wrong people. So you have to you have to have a kind of global Commons where these big global experts get together, and they decide the important issues. But it's as I said, there's a difference hair. And you know, I I take your point. But there's a difference if you gave money to the DNC, you get huge changes. They basically tore up marriage. They decided that marriage. They redefined an institution that predates the United States by thousands of years. They got some they go. That's a huge thing. They they got ObamaCare. They basically they they basically figured will give money to Obama Obama will shove this thing down the throats of the country where they wanted or not and the Republicans will never change it back. So there's a difference. If you give money to the DNC for your causes a sporting chance, he'll.
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"Dnc and the had the problem they've been actress being for years benign neglect basically what happened is the dnc and i mentioned this in the last hour but just very quickly to catch up the dnc after the after obama left office you had a situation where hillary was running for president obama's of course still in office and so the dnc during the election they were massively in debt and so hillary came in and basically paid off all of the dnc's debt but then what happened is because she paid off their debt that she basically owned the dnc right so the dnc and hillary and the mainstream media they all worked collectively to marginalized bernie sanders so hillary was literally the chosen one on the left because she was like a hostile takeover of the dnc so everything down to when the when the debates would be held all of the things that were going on within the campaign within the primaries it was done with hillary's not only her consent but also really at her direction because she owned the dnc because she bailed them out financially and there's a lot of democrats who really angry about that they're angry because they knew that she basically controlled everything yeah she can she controlled everything in bernie knows it and there's see i think this is part of the part of the problem that the democrats have is they're divided it's almost like do remember in the republican party there was those people that were never trumpers and then there were those that were either supportive of president trump himself or like me in the beginning just to be honest i was not necessarily somebody who was a big time supporter of president trump but i was willing to vote for him because of the supreme court right and now i'm very much obey supporter over president trump and i was after the primaries and it was a whole thing so the bottom line is in the left you've got the bernie supporters and they are really just the socialist right really frothing at the mouth angry because of what hillary did in hijack during the primaries right because in their mind bernie sanders very well had a chance in the primary but because of what hillary did then that marginalized bernie and so that is actually the fault of president obama's i don't understand why democrats are not more upset about what happened to bernie sanders will you would think that they would be either livid yeah part of why i think but there are a lot of people who are livid within the party i think that one of the things though that is happening is bernie is still somebody who is or broker behind the scenes and i think that the clintons they are from what i understand and i don't necessarily run in these circles but from what i understand you know they're basically parking hillary and clinton hillary and bill they don't necessarily want them campaigning for people in the midterm elections you have some folks that are saying you know what i if they're even involved in the election in the campaign here in the midterms then they're not going to give any money right i mean the anger and the hostility towards hillary for i mean there's a number of different reasons one of the problems that the democrats have with hillary is the fact that she keeps running around talking about how it was the russians the costumer letting the election right he know that it was not the russians one of her nineteen excuses it's it's the russians it's james colmey it's the fact that you know there's a americans all across this great nation of ours who you know are sexist and they're misogynists and that's why she lost i mean it's almost like you just you want her to just well i don't but a lot of people on the left say just stop talking right you just need to stop because the more that you speak the more you're going to benefit the republicans and so for a lot of folks on the left you know especially the donor class they're really frustrated with hillary because she just won't stop talking she won't stop making all these excuses and the more excuses that she makes the more it's fodder for the republicans because the republicans can then look at hillary and point to hillary and say look at the democrats what a bunch of fools you've got these donors are putting their wallets away they're in their their checkbooks and they're.
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"Pled guilty as cooperating with robert muller's investigation as rick gates who's also named in this in this lawsuit from the dnc paul manafort also he has put in a not guilty plea and we also see the names of donald trump junior and jared kushner as well i mean that brings me to the sort of the big question rosalyn let me just ask it through playing some tape here because a lot of people are wondering would the dnc's civil lawsuit that they filed interfere with in any way with the criminal investigation currently being led by robert muller and on abc's on on abc this weekend with george stephanopoulos dnc chair tom perez said he doesn't think so our justice system has a criminal justice side and the civil justice side i used to investigate police misconduct allegations and while we were conducting the criminal proceeding we invariably had civil suits that were filed and we were always able to work out protocols so that we wouldn't interfere the civil suit wouldn't interfere with the criminal probe now rosalyn that may be true in a in a strictly legal interpretation but politically d by that well politically is a whole a whole separate story i mean i think before we move off the legal front there are legal experts who say that this is going to have a high hurdle of on all kinds of grounds to move forward so there's going to be a lot of legal debate before we even get to the point where they would actually be seeking discovery and taking people's testimony to kind of things that could interfere with the molar prob well so so high hurdles such as does the dnc heff standing can they sue the government of russia things like that.
"dnc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Certainly rachel again he would be just a a another individual who you know it looks like was communicating what the trump campaign during right before the election and passing along perhaps illicitly obtained information this is an area that we tried to explore in our investigation unfortunately the republicans on the house intelligence committee showed no interest in being willing to subpoena the documents the communication logs the travel logs the bank records for situations like this that we believe the kurd because of what we saw in press reporting and from other credible individuals so hopefully bob muller will tell us and hopefully with this new dnc lawsuit we may be able to find out and remember bob muller can only tell us what he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt this dnc loss lawsuit will be quite illuminating because they don't have the same standard of proof it's much lower in a civil lawsuit so what we may learn through a deposition may tell us a lot more about what was going on at the peak of the campaign and congressman i was if you heard the top of the show i'm fascinated by that dnc lawsuit just as a tactic also by its historical echoes in terms of the dnc having done that during watergate and it actually have in worked even though people forgot about it at the time one of the things that was reported about this democratic party loss it today is that a lot of democratic elected officials and serving members of congress were just as blindsided as the republicans were in and as the trump campaign was that this was coming that this is not something that that a lot of people knew was in the works before it was sort of sprung on everybody today when it was filed.
"dnc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Who knows if that had happened already maybe the democrats wouldn't have gone ahead with this lawsuit spelling out how they were wronged by the attack on their computers and phone systems that stole all that stuff but they have now done that they have now filed this lawsuit and so now we get their whole written narrative their whole very specific timeline of how they were attacked and and when and what the trump campaign did to make it all work to help disseminate the fruits of these russian crimes now that the dnc has filed this lawsuit there's the possibility if it goes ahead that they could end up demanding documents from all these defendants they could demand depositions sworn testimony from all these defendants and when you look at this list of defendants that could be fascinating turn in this case done junior him but before we get there i the judge in this case will have to decide if this lawsuit goes ahead that'll be very consequential decision that judge hoste make a decision with very clear echoes in history which makes this almost more history than i can stand this is the the bio of the judge to whom this case has been assigned look way back in his resume their way back when he was just a young legal pup see what it says there he served as an assistant special prosecutor watergate special prosecution force department of justice from nineteen seventy three to nineteen seventy four the judge they gave the dnc lawsuit today was a watergate prosecutor.
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"The new dnc how did the dnc walkaway from that republicans have been very focused on that for quite some time which i think speaks to republican dominance in state houses control of the house and the senate and the white house when when did the dnc walkaway from live one thing i've learned from studying the game film so to speak is that politics is a game of leapfrog when howard dean came in in twenty five he adopted a very effective fifty state strategy we're able to take over the last time we won the governor's races in new jersey and virginia was two thousand and five until this year this past year i should say twenty seventeen and then it led to victories in twenty six and we're seeing the same sort of momentum here and what happened i think over time was again there were so many things going on we had a great recession we had fighting two wars and we got away from that basic premise of of organizing in every state and and we see we lost over thousand seats in st leger teachers over an eight year period and and and that was a shame on us moment and politics is a game of leapfrog and what we've been able to do and what our mantra is the dnc the new dnc is to leapfrogging sustain to make sure that we are putting in place a permanent infrastructure we've taken the term off year out of the lexicon you have to be organizing every year i want to make sure i understand what you mean by leapfrog it sounds like the image meaning you can't kind of jump on the back of someone who's not there to support you so you have to win one election stabilized that and use that to get you to the next win it involves is making sure that we are not simply in every four year policy party what what we saw the republicans studied what we did and they beat us at our own game people ask me how did we get into the situation we were the party of grassroots organizing we had the technology advantage for a number of years and then from twenty twelve on they made heavy investments in technology that frankly.
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"And the dnc and that causes the fbi to expand an investigation and to go seek faisal warren's and survey and wiretap an american campaign and go after a it and the bias of the fbi edits top levels of saying in that investigation for hillary clinton was obvious and the way they handled the investigation of her they went in the tank well and also look i don't know of you you've been around governmental longtime you ever hear of and exoneration before an investigation patrick j buchanan not the force seventeen key witnesses and the pence swore even interrogated and cheers allowed to bring in her lawyer i mean and that's the most wasn't put under oath on top of it you know i think in the end the we've got a lot of different things happening here uh so matt gates he's this congressman from florida i think he's like a one of the new rockstars' there is part of the freedom caucus of co course and he actually was on fox business a few moments ago say in because remember there was the last minute doj dump of subpoenaed documents that the house intel committee was looking for pat and the matt gates he's as congressman from florida i think he's like a one of the new rockstars' there is part of the freedom caucus of co course and he actually was on fox business a few moments ago saying because remember there was the last minute doj dump of subpoenaed documents that the house intel committee was looking for pat and they got it after rod rosenstein literally went into paul ryan's office begging him begging him not to allow the doj to releases information and it was looking for ryan not to side with a debit newness of the intel committee anyway so now matt gates's on tv and he's literally saying that he just read and this is the first availability load other members of had today but they got to read it obviously in private they can't remove the documents but he just said any read it and he said it is a threat to our democracy regarding the fbi the.
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"Deep dive into that actually didn't get to see things i want to do this was one of those four billion tabar's on my chrome browser which is bad pretty much every thursday episode but that's how i feel about it i i really think it's good that were pushing for transparency and cleaning up the dnc and i think that's something why do i think i hope the a state elections get more money and we saw that with virginia we saw that the dnc port a lot of money into that um i think the changes coming guys i think the change is happening and it's unfortunate that it that took such catastrophe to make it happen uh but i think it's happening the youth vote was killer in this this latest election just two days ago the youth vote was great um it's happening yet out and and i think that we need to be vigilant we need to keep it up because the the price of letting it slip was so high and 26 the end and furthermore not just racine in two thousand ten uh it was so high for allowing the tea party to take control oil and then that was crucial in the gerrymandering all that stuff constant vigilance and by no means are democrats above scandal i don't think that's true at all but i think that the dnc if we keep an eye on it if we clean house as they are and i i think ultimately fgm in my opinion is the democrats are far better at serving our country than republicans are oh that's one thing i'll on his a dan errol had a facebook satis where he said that uh as a result of this donna brazile quote unquote revelation he said neither party cares about you don't vote for either party essentially uniform vote to take down the system or something you know he's anxious this wide i disagree with general so much i ease an anarchist and he's a he's like a communist anarchists and it's so unrealistic to me that i think is actively harmful i think it's actively harmful to to look at his donna brazile things out gop dnc known cares about you know it's not that the dnc didn't care is that they.
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"I think that's key that we should not have any more of these weird shady agreements that hillary had i don't think that's right in a i don't think it should be right on either side i think that uh it did the having transparent agreements as good as i agree with that there's three or former items but they're kind of general i i think they are good but anyway the point is i do think democrats are taking this seriously i do think keith ellison staying the series suit and i urge you want to echo this was right like the dnc did a lot wrong die by no means it's two separate things you know there's two separate questions is what they did is what the hillary campaign did right or wrong and separate question what affected it have and i am firmly in the camp that while i don't think it was cricket hillary she needs to be arrested i do think she took advantage and the dnc was incompetent and allowed her to take advantage despite the fact that they didn't even honor their own agreement uh it's possible they honored it in other ways that we don't know there certainly was favoritism that's wrong there shouldn't be that the dnc should be clear it should be unbiased until you have your candidate and then once the that's decided than the dnc confirmed for the kennett that that should be out works unequivocally it was wrong and then i read the separate question of did it changed the election i firmly believe it did not so that that's how i feel uh definitely feel free to have course gov with your own conclusions based on the evidence aside all all my sources i referenced abut but that's where come down on this so i think that he is now it's a weird scenario where in some ways i guess it was good that donna brazile did this weird thing where she came out with the revelation that everyone already knew and she should have already known among them i it was good because i do think it's important that keith ellison and the dnc leadership now came out with this piece i think it was important they should have done it anyway it shouldn't have taken donna brazile maybe they were going to do it anyway i don't know so there you have it there's my.
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"Wrong though because i do want a very strongly say that the agreement the dnc signed was wrong i don't think they should do that again i they won't do that again i'm glad there's new leadership it sounds like also there tons of problems some corruption problems in the dnc there were infrastructure problems there was spending that shouldn't have been done plenty to complain about with the dnc i do not want to give the impression that everything is fine it was all great it was fine no my my opinion is it didn't decide the election for hillary but there is plenty of wrongdoing i'm glad debbie wasserman schultz is out i am also glad donna brazile is not the camp and at the the chairperson because i i really don't think she was as much better honestly i think i think she played the victim a lot board she could add more control as she was you know again number two for for ten years or something and and she could have taken more of a role in then she didn't but anyway a hit what i mean to say is there was plenty of wrongdoing there's plenty that the dnc should fix it should be more transparent and in fact the current dnc chair keith ellison wrote an article or you know the dnc wrote it whatever and they published it and debt here's the steps they're going to take it as a result of these quote unquote revelations from donna brazile again they weren't really revelations that republican 2015 but beside but uh he wrote and i think this is good number one to ensure that no can't at participating are presidential nominating process skains any unfair advantage real or perceived during our primary season we'll just decide the debate schedule in advance instead of negotiating after our kids have entered the race i daresay did that last time by the way but that's just to double down number two i will ensure that any and all joined fundraising agreements will be transparent including the new democratic grassroots victory fund agreements that we've developed with all fifty states parties this is the first time the dnc has signed joint fundraising agreements like this sorely and for the matured this is great.
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"History however in those years there are also unsanctioned debates but in two thousand sixteen both the democrats and the republicans decided that dorancy end the dnc decided to penalize any candidate who participated in an unsanctioned debates and therefore made it so they could only participate in the sanctioned one so that's why you had that dramatic drop off from 25 dem twenty one republican in two thousand eight to six damn and nine republican in two thousand sixteen so so far we can have evidence on both sides of it i mean i could see the crooked hillary view of well of course they wanted to minimize it but i can also see the well know both sides decided they they wanted no unsanctioned debates the reason there were more republican debates is there a way more republican candidates to we down so they started with his wu huge field and hillary was pretty much the presumptive front runner so the democrats thought lonely there's no reason to do that many we don't wanna take our candidates down before the general so i can carnousie arguments on both sides honestly and there's more data to look through on this i would say in my heart of hearts i do think that while i highly doubt it was intended to specifically hurt bernie because the schedules ranged far in advance i do think it was intended to minimise hillary's exposure because she was the candidate the defacto democratic front runner and even if not her i mean biden might have been they still to know about biden so it was decided by the way before we knew that so uh if you would argue it would hurt bernie it would have also may be hurt biden but i don't think it would have i don't think it was that premeditated i i in my heart of hearts i think ideally you would have had a few more but it doesn't mean the decision make sense you know you've got a front runner you don't there's no reason to expose your side to more than you need to know.
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"It seems as though that that might have been a key problem that obama didn't really like wasserman schultz and and that's kinda why they were left with such a big debt like the obama campaign didn't really care that much about the dnc now is that right i don't really think so i think that as stephanie pointed out that created a bit of a void of for hillary to come in and you know somebody needed to come in they were in debt they had nothing going on uh they they needed to spend money better and spend money in preparation for dohrn two thousand sixteen so hillary comes in game back to the facts of the matter hilary comes in there in debt hillary already has these relationship so she ardy knows this because of two thousand eight and you know she's she does have ties to the dnc of course going back and she says okay let's do a fundraising agreement i will help you with all this debt i will help raise funds in exchange for some things here are the obligations we now have the agreement uh it's been made public with were number one with respect the hiring of a dnc communications director dnc agrees that no later than september eleven 2015 it will hire one of two candidates previously identified as acceptable two h f a which is hillary for america number two with respect to the hiring of future dnc senior staff in communications technology research departments in the case of vacancy the dnc will maintain the authority to make the final decision between candidates acceptable to hillary for america number three agreement by the dnc that h f a personnel will be consulted and have joint authority over the strategic decisions overstaffing budget expenditures and general electionrelated communications data technology analytics and research the dnc will provide h fa advance opportunity to review online or mass email communications that features a particular democratic primary candidate this does not include any communications related to primary debates which will be exclusively controlled by the dnc the dnc w.
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"Covered that we've covered what might be her hypocrisy bullets forget that and let's take a look at the facts we can't just dismissed the arguments just because of the person making them so let's talk about what happened and then after that we can make our best guess as to what the effect was because as two separate questions i saw tweet from david smalley who said that the general was stolen by the russians in favor of trump but the primary was stolen by hillary in favor of hillary in and stolen from bernie and so that's something i have in the back my mind is how much of a difference did this make i if any you know to what extent could we say something like that that strikes me as extreme claim given the hillary won over bernie by something like three million votes uh that's a lot in the primary now could it this explains why i don't know so but but let's start with what happen first before we make judgements as to what difference it might have made so what happened was after the 2012 election as i've already word of touched on somehow the obama administration the obama election committee left the dnc with a staggering amount of debt and this is something that stephanie's van a wrote a piece on the orbit dot net where she shot i mean she's unapologetically very much in the hillary camp but she says that what happened was the dnc was left in a sorry state she says a quarter here this is against the cne's van she's been on the show i'm disturbed that i haven't seen any outlet reporting that they reach out to a obama on biden for comment on that bankrupting the dnc is not jet is just not a small thing in itself but it created the opportunity for an ethical quagmire that from reports it took the party in the candidates months to work through and quote so that that's she's got an interesting point there why did nobody asked obama abide in like hey why was the dnc left twenty was 24 million dollars in debt why why such.
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"His i dialed him keeping a secret was against everything that i stood for all that i valued as a woman in as a public servant hello senator i've completed my review of the dnc and i did find the cancer but i will not kill the patient i discussed the fundraising greement that each of the candidates had signed bernie was familiar with it but he and his staff ignored it they had their own way of raising money through small donations i described how hillary's campaign had taken it another step i told bernie that i had found hillary's joint fundraising agreement i explained that the cancer was that she exerted this control of the party long before she became its nominee had i known this i never would have accepted the interim chair position but here we were with only weeks before the election uh so pulling out of that now this is bizarre because she sang she uncovered the you know some secret document that as she never would have accepted this position had she known well this was public i i can link you uh story in politico from two thousand fifteen so political this same website that is hosting this bit of what i think is kind of misinformation also in 2015 had reported on clinton the headline readier clinton puts tight grip on dnc wallet and it reports about this joint fundraising agreement now granted they didn't have the littoral text of the agreement so it's not as though they had that leaked but they had sources who told them what it was about and they knew about all the stuff that donna brazile as saying so it donna brazile as the vicechair should have already i would think known about this but let's say she didn't will this was also public so somehow she didn't even know something that was public that was reported on the same website that also is now po a publishing this piece that she's written that just seems weird to me it seems very weird 'cause this was all out there and she's she saying as though a you know she wouldn't have even accepted the position had she known and not only.