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"Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your short list of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today. INDEED DOT COM slash W. J. That's indeed dot com slash W. S. J. I'm Tanya Bustos in the newsroom at the Wall Street. Journal voters in a conservative Congressional district picked President Trump ally Republican dan Bishop in Tuesday's special election. Mr Bishop a fifty five year old state senator who campaigned on a promise is to be in lockstep with Mr Trump defeated Democrat Dan McCreevy in the ninth congressional district in his victory speech. Mr Bishop said he would go to Washington to protect the border fight. Democrats mkx rats in the House and support the trump agenda. Mr McCreevy said late Tuesday. He was proud that the campaign came so close to carrying a reliably Republican district Charles Schwab is cutting about six hundred jobs as it deals with the impact of lower interest rates Chief Executive Walt Bettinger discussed the coming layoffs which would amount to roughly three three percent of the San Francisco brokerages staff. We report that the cuts are part of an effort to rein in expenses as falling interest rates pinch profit at Schwab's banking arm. American companies are downshifting in China as its economy slows and trade tensions with the US persist. This is according to a new survey that highlights softening revenue reduced investment and job cutbacks the annual survey released Wednesday by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai show that fifty one percent the business lobbies responding members said U. S. and China tariffs had hurt revenue however members pointed to the interrelated issue of China's economic weakening as the more pressing pressing factor clouding their outlook more details at wsj.com or the W._S._J. APP indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring post a job today at indeed dot com slash higher.
A 2020 Test Case
"Voters in one North Carolina Congressional district will head to the polls on Tuesday in the most closely watched vote until the twenty twenty primaries is begin. There are two candidates in this race. One is deeply aligned with president trump. The other is a centrist advocating for moderate policies policies in bipartisanship. This race comes under pretty unusual circumstances but it may be the best barometer that the public will get for how certain voters in certain areas may vote in the upcoming presidential election today on the show what one congressional race in North Carolina Carolina might tell us about the twenty twenty presidential election welcome to the journal our show about Money Business Nisa empower. I'm Caitlyn and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Monday September ninth. The Night District of North Carolina's fascinating place Valerie borderline is a national reporter is a very Republican as one of the most reliably blee Republican districts in the state so this is a place that voted overwhelmingly for president trump far above the North Carolina average which also that if trump so this is a place where the Republican should win but a Republican might not win part of the reason. Is that the population the district is rapidly changing does Charlotte suburbs. They're growing twice as fast as North Carolina's which is growing faster than the US as a a whole a little more than sixty percent of the voters are concentrated in the Charlotte suburbs so you have this very dynamic interesting suburban stretch of the district that Republicans and Democrats are looking out to say what is it that swing voters moved to Charlotte suburbs. You know kind of reliably conservative good could schools lots of soccer. What is it that they're interested in. What do they think about but then there's district stretches east nother three hours so you. Kinda roll through Bruce some rural areas where they're not a ton of voters so it's a really diverse district kind of out in the eastern stretches so candidate that's running. There really has to speak to all parts the electorate the population change happening in this district is happening in suburbs across America and people are watching this particular race because these changes ages have already had big electoral impacts. One of the things that we saw happen in twenty eighteen was suburban red state it places like in suburban Houston suburban Dallas suburban Raleigh suburban Charlotte those places increasingly went democratic which was a surprise suburbs have been Republican and territory for decades and you started seeing chiseling away of that strength. This race is one of the only real data points to tell us how voters in these key suburban districts are feeling before the two thousand twenty primary start and the reason. We're getting this opportunity now. How is because this election wasn't supposed to happen. In last year's midterm elections a Democrat named Dan McCready came extremely close to winning he lost by a super slim margin of nine hundred votes which is a remarkable feat in a district that in two thousand sixteen voted for trump by twelve points but then the Republican who won withdrew his victory after his campaign was accused of election fraud of taking absentee ballots and casting asking them for their candidate in February. The board of elections called for a new special election and a new Republican candidate was chosen <music>. That's how we got the two candidates. We now have the Democrat damage creedy is younger. He's thirty six years old. He made his his fortune as a solar energy entrepreneur and this is his first run for public office. He is an Iraq war veteran which is one of the things he talks a lot about. He was an undergraduate when nine eleven happened and was motivated to enlist in the Marine Corps after he graduated so he uses that experience experience to launch into the tagline of his campaign which is country over parties. Now I see politicians so concerned with partisan games. They forgotten who they're supposed to serve. I'll put country over party to get things done. Swale work with Democrats and Republicans to balance the budget and what about the Republican Dan is <hes> the ruth name Dan but Dan official is the Republican candidate he's a fifty five year old lawyer from Charlotte. He's been in office for a while and counting commission in the legislature he's predominantly known in the state as the architect of HP to and in North Carolina new law that limits bathroom options for transgender people which if you're a member is the transgender bathroom bill that caused a lot of headaches in the Charlotte area in North Carolina a couple of years ago. A lot of companies were more protesting and cancelling investments. Actually that was the one that really got the attention of Republican legislators including Mr Bishop is this is boycotting North Carolina so-called bathroom. Bill is starting to add up the Associated Press determining the law will cost the state nearly four billion dollars in lost power. Kansas investments and others so damn bishop is <hes> <hes> he prides himself. He'll tell you he's combative. <hes> quick thinking kind of legislative guy who is not afraid to take on big issues. She's like that one if he wins. It's a reflection that what the administration is doing is resonating in swing state America but if the Democrat crap pulls off a big upset then that also sets off some alarms in Republican circles about what's happening in places that Republicans really really should be winning after the break how the Democrat is trying to pull off that upset and president trump makes a special special appearance. I'm Josh Muccio. Host of another podcast called the pitch the show where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors on a recent episode founders Steph Lobo pitched his clothing start up to four investors in San Francisco and I've done everything to get here from crying in the office to moving my family and with my parents or my eighteen month old son slept in the closet to all of the crazy short-term capital that we've used this past year to double our business and now here to raise six thousand dollars to bring bluff works to more of the world and help men and women make their lives big and their wardrobes. Wall Stephan goes on from here to give one of the Basque pitches I've ever heard but the question remains. What do the investors I think and do they invest to find out listen to episode number. Thirty nine of the patch title dispatch is Damn near Perfect and subscribe wherever you listen welcome back a huge amount out of out side spending has poured into the race in North Carolina's Ninth Congressional district the Center for Responsive Politics Tallies it at well over ten million dollars is that money is going toward. TV ADS and most of it is boosting the Republican. Dan Bishop has staked his reputation on being closely aligned with the president earlier. This summer bishop was on stage with trump during what became a controversial rally representative Don Omar when the crowd erupted enchants demanding to send back a member of Congress a US citizen who who was born in Somalia trump will be back in the state to campaign for Bishop. Today and Bishop is campaigning on on trump's policy agenda to he's lockstep with the president on issues like taxes and immigration. You'll build president trump's wall protect gun rights defend defend our values but democrats taken really the opposite track. He very very rarely mentions president trump's name which is unusual in a in a political environment environment where <hes> the president takes up so much of the oxygen the he's really focused on health care and education and prescription as those types of things and and so it's been sort of a funny campaign to watch because it really talking about two completely different parts American politics but this race isn't just about the policy differences between the two candidates is also shaping up to be a test of whether a moderate democratic message can succeed in suburbs like this one. That's reflected in the candidates ended two very different campaign styles. They're campaigning kind of across each other so damn bishop. The Republican is talking almost exclusively about national national issues his banner more key ad features crazy liberal clown ambitious through Falcon standing amidst like this kind of field of have punching bag clowns like when you're a kid what's happening in Washington right now is crazy with the faces of prominent. Democrats like Nancy Pelosi members members of the so-called squad in Washington also McCreevy and he promises I'll go to Congress and fight these clowns for you. Maybe reliable voice for President Trump. I'm Dan ambition. I approve this message because it's time to let the air out of these bishops. Strategy is all about making sure his is base is energized and ready to turn out for him on Tuesday. He spent a Lotta Time Down East. He's been a lot of time in rural areas and the red bastions of the district turning out that base vote exciting core Republicans with the need to get out and vote and support him and send a message that what president trump is doing is working but but Democrat Dan McCreevy is going after a different group remember those suburban voters who went for Democrats in two thousand eighteen if McCreevy can get them and especially women in the suburbs then it could send a signal to Democrats in the presidential race that a centrist message works they key demographic that democratic secretive campaign wants to win is suburban women suburban women who may not be okay with the rhetoric coming out of a president trump either either spoken or on social media. What have you as a centrist. WHO's not engaged in you know name calling and that sort of thing so the mccreadie campaign feels like they really can pick disenfranchise conservative suburban women and you've spent a lot of time on the ground in this district talking to voters? What's your sense of of how McCreevy's more centrist message is doing among those voters in what I've learned talking to suburban women. Is it's just a mix right. They're women who have always voted Republican and you vote for the president. It will tell you they become a little bit tired of trying to keep up with the news. It's become sort of a task. They'll say I've talked to some democratic suburban women. Who say you know I've had this conversation in my book club of and I still I'm the only person voting for him or on the only McCreevy sign on my street. I was in a brewery in Union county. Johny which is this really fast growing excerpt of Charlotte and that's where about thirty percent of the votes in this district lie outside this brewery for McCreevy events was essentially cleaned McCreevy going into reliably. GOP territory and wild the group was in there was asking this one woman who was there. She was a Democrat scrat- but her husband was Republican. She hadn't been able to flip him. So she was frustrated. She was like I'm here to write postcards to to swing voters because I can't flip my own husband ahead of election in day. The race is tight. There haven't been many public polls but the ones that do exist show a dead heat and as with many elections it could all all come down to voter turnout in generally. It's hard to get people out for a single race on a random weekday. Both sides are nervous both into I talked to a Democrat who's falling incredibly closely lately and he said are you asking me to bet my house and I was like yeah. I'm asking you to bet your house and he said well. If I had to bet my house I'd give it sixty percent chance the Republicans GonNa win but I'm you know but I'm not sure I'm not sure at all you know. This is a pessimistic Democrat in a red area. Who's used to losing and he still is not quite sure? They'RE GONNA lose and if you had to bet your house well if Dan McCready wins this that is a siren that which is why it's attracting so much interest from from the national parties if Democrats pulled off an upset of this <music> level in a very very safe Republican district that hasn't voted for a Democrat in decades that sends a serious signal that the messaging is from Washington is not working in swing state America which you know the Charlotte suburbs in this district increasingly represents. What about if Bishop Wins if Bishop wins. I think it's fascinating because bishop has completely run on his entire campaign has ads even his his closing ad of the campaign video of the president supporting him and saying that the Democrat Party is it's a big supporter of socialism. Then mccreadie is an ultra liberal media likes open borders and he really admires socialism yeah so if Damn Bishop the Republican wins. It's a vote of confidence in what's happening in Washington particularly on what president trump is doing so. I think a lot of people who are watching twenty twenty are wondering which message resonates is important to tie yourself to national politics or is an important to talk about bread and butter campaign issues while this race might be a good barometer for twenty twenty. The result itself will be short lived because next year. North Carolina's ninth will be getting back on a regular election schedule will they'll have another election in twenty twenty and there's some speculation that whichever Dan loses may run again next year aw that's all for today the Journal is a co production of Gimblett and the Wall Street Journal if you like the show rate and review it and tell your friends to subscribe. Thanks for listening see you tomorrow.
Midterm elections in news deserts: This researcher studies the problem at work and sees it at home
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Welcome to this week's reliable sources podcast this weekly conversation inbetween. Our Sunday television broadcast is our chance to go more in depth with media leaders and newsmakers and this week. We're taping a few days ahead of the dramatic 2018 midterm elections. Feels that the whole country is on edge wondering what's about to happen? But I'm wondering about something else. There are so many races in so many districts and some of them are not receiving the coverage they deserve. This is news desert's problem. There's been this growth of something called news deserts these areas of the United States where there's little or no news coverage. As local news hollows out are Americans getting the political information they need. Let's talk about it. With my guest today. Penny Abernathy, she's a former executive of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times. Now, she's the Knight chair in journalism and digital media economics at the university of North Carolina. And she's out with a brand new report on the consequences of these news. Desert's penny. Thanks for being here. Well, thank you for having me. I think we should start by defining news desert's. What does it mean to to live in a news desert? Well, I originally defined a news desert as community that lacked a local news outlet, what has become apparent to me over the last decade is it's not just the loss of a of a physical news outlet. There's been incredible diminishment of news. If you look at the last ASID census of neutral employment in two thousand eight and compare it to two thousand nine eighteen by with other industry estimates we've basically lost half of our newspaper newsroom staff of reporters and editors over the past decade as a result regional television stations. Now have employ more local news reporters than local newspapers do and there are many many many more newspapers, and there are local TV stations. So the term news desert is a way of drawing attention to this problem to try to get people to think about locations where you know, there's nothing to drink. There's there's no information to consume. Well, I would say a desert is is a desert there are things that that do occur there. But it's it's not a total vacuum. But in fact, there's been a huge diminishment of what is available in especially in terms of public service journalism, the very sort of journalism that you need as you're going into a very crucial election and need to decide what issues are important. So in North Carolina. For instance, we're voting on a range of constitutional amendments. We're voting on a range of justices and judges, and we're also voting in and several contested congressional districts and what about your market there. Dick, make this personal for me. Are you are you in a news desert? Do you feel like you are? Well, I most definitely in a news desert when I came back to UNC in two thousand and eight I had lived outside the state for about thirty years, and what hit me almost immediately was how much than use environment had been diminished. So I grew up in Scotland County Down on the South Carolina border, which is very rule, but it had large manufacturing base, and as well as agricultural base. I grew up on a farm out in Scotland county, and what that point my parents had access not only to Charlotte TV station, but a Raleigh TV station over the air. They also had access to three different regional newspapers. So they could buy get the Raleigh paper. You could get the Charlotte paper, you could get the fateful paper. And in addition there was an an independently on local newspaper when I came back the independently owned newspaper had gone through at least three different ownership changes and was then owned by private. Equity company. The there was a major issue over where they were going to put a a large mega dump that would hold trash from New York City, and they had the waste management had targeted the force poorest counties in the state to hold New York's trash what when I started looking at the local paper. There was no mention of it. It was it was simply an issue that didn't seem to resonate are even more warrant copy. I called colleagues at who were editors at both the news and observer, and the Charlotte observer and both regrettably informed me that they had pulled out of the the areas where I were and where I lived at that point. And that there was no no, no way, they could cover it beyond looking at it from a regional standpoint. And they'd already done stories are covering it from the state legislature standpoint. So that was my first notion of how the muse sources that. Had we been greatly diminished. Now, if you fast forward ten years there there I can't the fable observer, which was still circulating. There has now pulled out home delivery. So as I have sought to look at the congressional nights congressional district where we have Dan McCreevy, a democrat. He's within striking distance Mark Harris, the Republican candidate in that ninth. Congressional district stretches from the suburbs of Charlotte over defensible. But it runs through the six rule counties that are some of the poorest in the state, and it's been very very difficult for me to get the information I need because the TV stations that are currently can receive in that area are all South Carolina stations. So I do not have access to Raleigh or Charlotte. The Raleigh or Charlotte stations right now. There has been no coverage in my local paper, which has had yet. Another ownership to more ownership changes during that period of time the last ten years and in. Edition. The the the Fayetteville paper has pulled out the Charlotte papers pulled out the the the Raleigh papers pulled out the only access. I have is I have to go look for it. And something interesting happened as I was looking for information. I hit pay walls at both Charlotte at both Raleigh and both fable. So even though I it is even I go looking for the information is still very very difficult to access this information. So I'm an informed resident who wants to make a good decision. I won't to see where candidates stand, and I cannot it's very difficult for me to even go looking for in an educated way, you know, traditionally newspapers provide a lot of that material ahead of election day and newspaper editorial boards weigh in with their views. But more and more that information, you're you're saying is either hard to find or completely missing. Well, we looked at six papers in this area. And in two thousand and sixteen to see exactly what they had done and only one paper a small independent paper own by the people who had previously owned the Raleigh news. And observer they bought it when they sold the news and observer to McClatchy only they had done a very diligent job of both interviewing the candidates doing the standard QNA that we typically like to to see so it gives us a full exposure. And also coming out aditorial to who they recommended and only that paper had done it before early voting started what we noticed in. The other papers is almost between forty and fifty percent of people had already voted before you got even the most minimum coverage. And that was usually something done in conjunction with the junior league of services Edinburgh is an advertising supplement. So if somebody. If a candidate to not answer questions about special issues, then you still left in the dark as where that candidates stood. And most of almost all of them had done had not gone through going to the trouble to vet the candidates before notorial board. Because quite frankly, there were no there was no editorial writer left. It many of these papers to even vet the candidates. And I mean, I remember my parents studying what the the editorial recommendations of the Charlotte. Observer when I was growing up because she depended on them to vet lesser well known state offices just Commissioner of agriculture such as the state treasurer. So it's just a state auditor, you, you know, this you may be nowhere where the governor stands for the Lieutenant governor stands where the attorney general stands, but you really have depended on TV own newspapers local newspapers to actually do the vetting and say, here's your here's where Weirs the issues on the. Auditor. Here's where the state auditor is qualified or years where the state auditor will come down the same with the treasurer and the Commissioner on agriculture. So in this case, I'm left as I mentioned, we're voting on. I think at six or seven different constitutional amendments of which I'm having to go search for what they are. I mean in look to see if there's any other way, I can get information on them other than listening to the TV ads that occasionally here when I'm in Chapel Hill market where they're running. And you know, it is there's no vetting anyone to guide me on that that any of the local papers have have have managed to produce. Well, that's the thing. I if there's not objective news coverage of a race. All you're left with his belies that are in the TV ads from all the candidates. So people end up not having real information about what they're voting on. Well, I would argue that I'm not even for the most point. Even laughed and are neither of most of the other people in those six counties that run along the border that are some of the poorest even left with that. Because the ads aren't running those markets. Right. Right, right. The ads aren't running in the market. So the first time I was even in reduced to Dan McCreevy, and Mark Harris where through mailers that came in the mail, the old-fashioned way, it is you know, and that was prior to the primaries from both of those. So I mean, it's it what you really end up. With is the same thing that I see occurring when you look at local races. They're they're even with the local paper there is. There was nothing that ran that helped me decide on school board decisions or the sheriff's office other than what the junior league had put together in in it for four with the paper in conjunction as an advertising supplement and several of the candidates did not respond to that. So I mean, it it is which what you're left within. That is. What comes into direct mail and watch you happen to see from your friends on your own Facebook page. Oh that scares me. Because a lot of that's going to be hyper partisan or misleading or just, you know, statements from the candidates themselves. It. No, you're you're you're absolutely right. And and sometimes they end up being the repairing what was on the TV commercials, which of course, can be misleading. But I had an interesting occurrence about several months ago. I had someone come up to me. Who was a town council member say to me, you know, I was how do you? Correct. A story that some Facebook, and it turned out that she and the mayor had been in disagreement about something at the most recent town council meeting, and because no one was there from the local paper to cover it. The only written of account of the meeting the only account that was being circulated was the one he had posted on his own Facebook page. So I mean, I think I think you see the same sort of phenomenon. Well, whether you're talking about local races whether you were talking about state races our and our congressional races. So let me get the street. You are studying news desert's for a living. But you're also living in. Desert. So you're experiencing it firsthand. Well, you know, as we say all politics is local and all news is local Brian. That's true. That's true. But what does it feel like for you? This. This must make the problems feel even more urgent to you. Well, it does. And I mean, I think had I not come back and found that I was in that situation in one of the poorest counties in the state and realizing how important good information would be to trans forming that county to be a vibrant and contributing part of North Carolina. I probably wouldn't have latched onto this as quickly as I did. I mean, my abridged mission is night chair was to come back with suggestions on how all newspapers could transform themselves building on the experience he gained working at as you mentioned the Wall Street Journal in the New York Times. So I was very familiar with the problems that national papers were experiencing, and I came back in two thousand and eight and got very concerned with the diminishment that was occurring at least at the state and regional level. And that was my first focus because there has been a ton of Reese. Search that has shown that state and regional newspapers have historically served to band together a region, one of my favorite quotes on a strong newspaper is that it shows you how you related to people you may not know you related to. So if you look at Pulitzer's that were won by the news and observer or the Charlotte observer and the eighteen nineteen eighty and nineteen ninety nineties the Charlotte. Observer did a did a won the Pulitzer in the early eighties for ISSA SX probation and investigation of Brown long and the consequences. It had for the textile workers similarly, though, news and observer won the Pulitzer public service award for its investigation of the eco the environmental peril of the hog farms that were proliferating across the eastern part of the state. So, you know, those are the kind of things that kind of stories that large metros could historically do because you know, they did not have to they could they. Point out a problem. They could show us the way in terms of both the coverage they gave it the extensive investigative time. They could give give to it with with a pro- professional reporters who knew how to dig through public records, and the like and show us what was actually at stake. If we did not, correct. The problems with the hog farms are if we did not address the issues that were arriving arising through looking at Brown long, and the the workers who were who were acquiring Brown long as a result of where they worked. So. I mean, I think it is that to me was my first focus, and that's where I spent the first two or three years, and what I also know. But what I noticed especially post two thousand and ten is the great recession actually had a huge impact on local papers, especially weeklies and weeklies are typically those that published less than three or or less times a week. And what happened is it? Why? Out the retail base. That was at least still supporting good, vibrant, local journalism by few independents that were left and as a result you had a contraction at the same time of the the profit margins of the local newspapers. So I've had one local newspaper editor say to me that what bothers him about running in the single digits in terms of a profit margin. Is it he has no flexibility. No latitude, if he doesn't investigative piece and get sued. He doesn't have the financial resources to endure long lobola suit. For instance, he doesn't have the financial resources to go after local government officials who may be meeting behind closed doors as he said I have to make a judgment with any good story. That comes my way is it worth legally fighting for and can do I have the resources to do it. So I'm always prioritizing what I can do an increasingly as you're saying those paper. Cannot afford to face a possible legal fight. And so they have to shy away from those stories. All right more with a pending Abernethy here on the reliable sources podcast in just a moment. Support for reliable sources comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Let's talk about buying a home for a minute because of rising interest rates. There's a lot of unpredictability when it comes to buying a home these days, it's causing a lot of anxiety with folks. Well, our friends at Quicken Loans are doing something about that. They're calling the power buying process. Here's how it works. 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I'm Brian Stelter here with penny Abernathy former Wall Street Journal New York Times executive now the Knight chair in journalism and digital media can at the university of North Carolina. Her new report, the expanding news desert can be found at U S news, desert's dot com. Depending we've been talking about your personal experience in North Carolina. What it's like in a market that is not, you know, a a major city metropolitan area. But instead a more rural area where there's not a lot of news reporting where there's been a lot of cutbacks, and he's been early that really stood out to me about pay walls that when you do go looking to regional newspapers at the Charlotte. Observer for information about racist, at least on the state level? You end up hitting a paywall nowadays, you can probably afford it. I can probably afford it. But a lot of folks either don't want to or can't afford to sign up for the newspaper. Just to get information about who to vote for on election day. Right. Well, I I think that is something that should concern us all. And I mean, I am delighted the New York Times has figured out a way to have readers pay more and pay even a majority of the revenue that they now currently get that supports unusual. But if we are going to rely on readers to pay for the news that we create we're only going to be able to offer it to the most fluent areas, and one of the things that has concerned me as we looked at this most recent report, which was basically update to a report we did in two thousand and sixteen what we discovered is over the last year a decade and a half. We've had we've lost more than a eighteen hundred papers. Now, sixty two were were dailies many of those couple of those and major metros most of those were weeklies. Right. And where we lost the weeklies. If you look at it those. Areas tend to be poor they tend to be less educated, and they tend to have much less access to the sort of information you, and I would naturally as as journalists go seek as we journalists with training go see can know where to find them. So I think it is what I've tried to do with. This report is trying to really get people to put their arms around how how problematic this situation is. It is deteriorated very quickly. As a result of the the the two thousand and eight recession, and we really need a concerted effort of everybody from community activists to philanthropists to universities to the profession to even local and state government coming to terms with what this this this lack of access to important, news and information that can determine the quality of our life. You know, the New York Times is going to be fine. The Washington Post going to be fine. But it's these smaller markets, and these smaller outlets. That that are vital to communities. Those are the ones we need to worry about. Right. Well, you know, as as you know, it trust really starts at the local level. And if you can't trust your local paper to provide you with a comprehensive incredible information that will affect the quality of your life. So you can make important decisions about issues about constitutional amendments and about candidates you're going to support. It is a it is it is something that really troubles me as a someone who wants to see that knows how important newspapers have been in basically, not only educating us, but also building community, and I think in a time of fake news of hackers and bots and everything else. And fraying of social cohesion is real important to remember that newspapers have historically in this country Bill community. It was one of the first things that founders of us of town west of the Mississippi would do US. Let's get us a newspaper. Get a great slow. For this town. So that we begin to have it insanity and density is really important. If we understand how our problem is shared by someone or could be solved by someone else. You mentioned off the air that your parents used to tear the recommendations out of the newspaper and bring that into the voting booth with them. I think a lot of people have that experience of trusting with the local paper is recommending and look, I know somebody we're gonna say well a lot of papers leaned to the left those were liberal aditorial boards. Not always. But a lot of the time. Well, okay, fine. But if those detoro boards go away. No one's filling the gap. No one's filling. The void not a conservative Dettori aboard not a different liberal aditorial board. There's nothing replacing it at all. No, you're absolutely right. And I I would also say to that, you know, it is not just that they depended on it and tore it off. It was we depended on it too for for them to vet the candidates that we might not know a lot of out whether it was Commissioner of agriculture. Whether it was the judges that we vote on North Carolina. You depended on the editor board to have least asked the tough questions of the people, and they would also stay while they were recommending that person. So you can discipline. Right. You could decide whether you agreed or disagreed with their editorial stance because it was not just a matter of saying vote for this person. But vote for this person they actually sat down with the editor with the candidate and reviewed where they stood on various issues, and and made a point in the editorials of this is why we're recommending this person. Sometimes in these conversations about the diminishment of local news, we look to these startups, these nonprofit news outlets these other websites as a reason for hope are there any of those reasons for hope in North Carolina. I think let me answer that question two ways one from a nonprofit standpoint and the startups one we looked at we worked with the local independent online news sociation to map where we could find a local startup out outlets that were actually covering local news all of that is has led us to to notice that most of the vast majority. I would say ninety percent of the local news outlets are located in metro areas where they're often multiple sources to local news. So I'm glad to see them there. The more troubling aspect is if you look at where philanthropic and foundational giving has gone in terms of supporting news outlets over the last five years. According to a most recent Harvard, University study only five percent went to state and local news organizations. So in in outlining where we have potential us desert where we have news desert's already. What I'm hoping to do is is bring a focus on those areas that are in imminent danger. Right now, the ones that are in the poor areas that have a very diminished access to news such as the one I'm in. So that we can begin to target nonprofit toward the area where it will make the most difference. The second thing I would say is that I've done a lot of research of the last ten years. And yes, there is hope I've worked with dozens and dozens of local news organizations in in small and mid size markets and there've been three things that we've discovered that are common for news organizations that I think have a good chance of surviving and thriving in this digital age won the owners, regardless of whether they are loaned on locally are owned by chain. Make a commitment to invest in human capital. And that means the newsroom, but also your sales and marketing function because newsrooms have historically encouraged economic regional growth by connecting local consumers with local businesses. So that's very important. If you're going to have a vibrant community and Bill community, you need to serve both types of potential of residents in your community. The second thing they do is they they studied what the individual needs of their community are. So that means we're not gonna have one business model that works for the New York Times and also works for a paper down in North Carolina in a very small county. We were going to have multiple business models that are built around the individual needs of specific community and third. They take the long-term view. They they literally look out five years and work backwards. They say what do I need to survive for five years and what I use as guiding? Principal for that. Is that based on studies that have been done on other industries and other professions that have had to deal with this kind of disruption that has occurred in the news industry, you need to have a plan in place for transforming at least a third of your business model every five years. That's how fast the landscape is changing right now. But you and you can't do that. Unless you start out in the soom where my customer habits by my reader habits, going water, the niece of my advertisers and businesses in this area. And then you plan backwards to say this is what where I need to be five years from now. So we have a number of of newspapers that have begun to do that. And I I would say to those who haven't started yet time is wasting time is wasting the I guess as time goes on what people fall out of the news happen altogether and become less and less engaged in their communities. I think it I think you're absolutely right. It it is very hard to pick people up that have not that have have walked away from this class. I teach here at the university of North Carolina is called digital media economic sympa Hager, and I make the point that behavior very directly affected by that economics is very directly affected by behavior. So for instance, for me, I had subscribed to print editions about the Wall Street Journal in the New York Times for twenty five years. It took two years for me to be comfortable with the the version that comes in on my ipad. But I love my ipad version now and Kane imagine going back to the print version, but my behavior has changed d- during that period of time, but behavior changes and the longer you are are not providing that sort of news and information to a community the more. They find other ways to work around it. Yeah. What are you seeing in your market there when you say people work around it, what are you seeing a head of Tuesday's midterms? How do people find information about these races without local papers and websites? I think he rely on friends we rely on the Facebook phenomenon. And I guess you it is that whole notion of just pulling closer into who your friends are in your friends, and colleagues often share the same views, you do so reinforce that. Without any additional information you end up his echo chamber, right? Yeah. Right. Exactly. Yeah. Right. And and you end up avoiding those because you don't want to get into a heating conversation, at least with people that you know, you probably disagree with you. So there is not a back and forth that occurs. You know, I saw extensively when we moved back out into the rural area of of Scotland county in two thousand eight I had people that I could talk with in two thousand and eight pretty logically about the choices between a John McCain and a Barack Obama, and even is really as two thousand and twelve you you began to see much. Much more difficult to talk about those people. I knew were lifelong Republicans who might have considered both both candidates and decided we'll still I'm a lifelong Republican. I'm going this way. It was impossible by two thousand sixteen for me to to want to put myself out. And and if what you have to realize too, I think is the difference in between two thousand twelve and two thousand sixteen was just a huge adoption by Facebook beyond the youngest crowd. I mean, I noticed that with my students they've moved on to other hip sort of ways of communicating and it Facebook has just proliferated. So that it it went to all the people who had been traditional voters were were in without any new sources, we're now looking to Facebook, and and as I say direct mail or even to national TV. I mean, I think you can find any of the information you need on a national election. From scanning the cable channels are looking at the nightly news. But what's really hard is when you look down at the state levels. I think so you're seeing firsthand in your community that Facebook, unfortunately, kind of fills the void of local papers and news, and of course, on Facebook. What you hear is what your friends already thinking? That's how politics gets worse and worse. Well, I think it's I think it's part of the problem is a definition of what is local news. So I've I've read many accounts with of executives with Facebook who tend to define local news as what your neighbor is doing right. What I'm really talking about is public service journalism that is the important role that newspapers have historically played in this community in strengthening democracy at the grassroots level. Right. They tell us what issues are most important by a covering those issues be giving it extensive play. And then when we had another toward voice. They would lobby come in with an editorial of thoughtful editorial. That says this is why we need to deal with hug farms, for instance, this is why we need to deal with the Brown. Log problem. This is the consequence economically to us culturally socially to us, if we do not deal with these issues, the sort of thing that you don't get thought, you don't you get you rarely get the thought behind a well reasoned editorial, and you certainly don't get the sort of reporting that that would have gone been preliminary to that that editor aerial so looking ahead to Tuesday to these midterms are you feeling somewhat pessimistic because there's a possibility a lot of people really don't know what's on the ballot both in your community and all across the country. I would say that there is a good chance of that. If you look at our map, and I would encourage people to go to US news, desert dot com. We got a interactive nap maps for all fifty states plus the district of Columbia. We've tried to map out where newspapers are where local day gentle outlets are we've asked people to to help us crowd source because as his fast is the landscape is changing we can be inaccurate one day after we we've kind of firmed up our database, we try to update our database on a quarterly basis. So we would love feedback. But more importantly, we've tried to overlay demographics on that. And so I think it's really incumbent on people at the the local level to began to think about what the consequences are. And that's what I'm hoping our report will do along with the interactive website is begin to give some information to people who may not have had that information before. And they. Can begin to put together coalition that helps change the situation because I do think going into two thousand eighteen especially in this midterm election. When we don't have I in a state like North Carolina where we don't have a Senate race, for instance, that we're very we're seeing firsthand how hard it is to get the information that we need to make wise decisions if we are inclined to vote we also there's been tons of research also shown that when you lose a local paper or a regional paper pulls out of a a rural area voter participation goes way down. So we'll be real interesting. Yeah. It will be very interesting to see whether voter participation in in my county, which actually went for a Clinton in two thousand sixteen as well as bomb the two previous times, whether it it it participation is down in two thousand eighteen versus two thousand and sixteen early dinner early voting on Monday. We deal with a whole range of problems in North Carolina, including restrictions on early voting. That were not there in two thousand and fourteen or twelve the the time that you can vote on the weekend has been limited to one Saturday in my county. So I voted on Monday actually made it a priority to vote on Monday. And unfortunately, no one was there. I was the only one voting doing early voting which was not the case in the past when in two thousand sixteen even when we looked at the the early when we did early voting and looked around us. We were there was at least a decent line for early voting even the and so I do worry about participation. I worry about people making informed judgments based on facts based on stance. That candidates have made and not just listening to whatever the TV ad said or whether the direct mail that came in the study that I would love to read something after these mid. Terms would be trying to look at certain areas that are specially starved for news. And whether there's any correlation I and I'm not sure exactly what those correlations could be. Would it be the district goes more heavily democrat on more heavily Republican have there been attempts to say that in the past? They're having is pretty hard to make a correlation between the chicken and the Trevor way you come down. You you will you will find somebody who disputes exactly what your where you came out. I think in North Carolina. For instance, you have a whole range of issues going on right now. One of them is the gerrymandering issues that have come up before the the state supreme court and the federal court several times. So there's a real uncertainty as whether the even the current congressional districts will will make it through impasse this election. The second issue is is the whole notion of what has happened in terms of of voter ID's and have of the ability to do early voting. So for instance, my husband decided to get a post office box. In addition to our street address. And I received a notification from the the election board telling me that I had moved even though I hadn't and that I had thirty days to respond and and register. My new address when I went in to a vote on Monday. Fortunately, there was no line because I didn't had to sign three different statements saying that I still lived at the same dress now. So there are there are a lot of issues that are are are circulating around the lack of information that I think make it difficult to know exactly what's going on the other issue too. Of course is if you look at my county and the adjacent county Robison, which has the distinction of having the highest number of native Americans of any county east of the Mississippi. We they both been hit hard by both Florence and before that by Matthew. And so that Kerr just a month before the election. So how much of that depresses turnout to again? So it is you can you can draw you can look at the content that is actually published in local papers. And as I said what we found in two thousand and sixteen is between forty and. Fifty percent of people in counties had voted before most of the papers ever put anything out that was even a simple Q and A and most of them did not make editorial recommendations in contrast to what they had done in the past sounds like we the collective we all of us has news, consumers and creators information. And and citizens we were a lot of work to do between now twenty twenty because this is a problem. That's getting worse. No, I think we're at a tipping point right now. And that's why I'm hoping that we can get a coalition of everyone from community activists to local and state government officials in between and as well as philanthropists in universities and profession itself. Working all this. This is bigger than a news. Prob us industry problem. This is a problem for democracy, pending opera nothing. Thanks so much for joining me. You're welcome. Thank you. 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Do your best yeah welcome to pods america. I'm john lovett melissa master monico elissa. This is very exciting lamb. I wish we were closer. I know i think that if we were together we might be able to match the national chemistry. I had with dan which is white hot but i know i listened we can do you are best <hes> today. We're talking about trump encouraging his aides to break the law to build the border wall a new senate race in georgia the winner of the democratic field and we're joined by massachusetts congressman. I expressly to talk about the prospects of gun control the squad the latest on impeachment and the attack. She's faced in recent weeks. 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President trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the twenty twenty presidential election that he directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars worth of construction contracts aggressively sees private land and disregard environmental rules according to current and former officials involved with the project when aids suggested that some orders are illegal or unworkable trump suggested he would pardon the officials they would just go ahead. Aide said he has waived off worries stories about contracting procedures and the use of eminent domain saying take the land according to officials who attended the meetings. The piece goes on. Don't worry i'll pardon you. He has told officials officials in meetings about the wall. He said people expected him to build a wall and it had to be done by the election. One former official said trump denied this immediately claiming that the washington post is out to get him but even inside of the story aides refuse to deny that trump discuss pardons outright claiming trump was joking trump also not one for subtlety apparently apparently also is insisting that the wall be spiked and painted black even though painting the wall black will cost so much money that the will end up being four to seven miles shorter elissa. Also there is a lot to unpack here so i wanna start with the political pressure. Trump is feeling then talk about how he's paying for all of this and finally dive into the <hes> corrupt and criminal elements so trump has promised to build five hundred miles of his wall before the election but as of now he has built no new fencing along the southern border none. They've replaced some fencing zing. They managed to do some construction to replace some fencing but that's it <hes>. He seems to be panicking about this. A new <hes> quinnipiac quinnipiac doesn't matter found that trump's approval rating immigration signature issues at thirty eight percent with fifty nine percent disapproval so trump uses a central to his reelection. We just went through mid term fight and which democrats produce a huge majority in the house despite immigration fearmongering eliza. What did you take away from this story in terms of trump's immigration politics. Someone's scared scared. Someone made one promise in two thousand sixteen. I think the chant was build that wall <hes> and he has the one thing the one thing being people wanted from him he can't do. He hasn't done and you know he. He's like. That's it love it. It comes down to this fucking wall. It comes down into a wall. He knows it. We know it and there's no all so you were in a job. In the obama administration that was very much about tracking projects like this of course the obama administration would not pursue a project like this but you are in a job you know one of the one of the one of the jobs of president and the people that work for the president is setting priorities for an administration and keeping things moving forward. I want one detail in the article. I found striking is that trump has been having regular meetings to assess the progress aggress and the construction of the wall which seemed like almost ordinary politics from trump. How much of a failing is it for a white house to be so <hes>. Uh flat-footed on a signature issue like this. I mean love it. Can you imagine if after as many years as we were in the white eight house back in two thousand nine two thousand ten if we had done nothing on healthcare if there were no discussions if there was no progress if there was no you know gang of eight whatever that that group was called and here he is now being getting whooped you know last fall in the midterms and now he's cruising into you you know his reelection and he he hasn't done anything to deliver on the fearmongering race baiting that he did and and you know his core constituency has core supporters. They wanna see this fucking wall they want to know he scared the shit out of everyone. He said a caravan was coming. He said everyone was climbing over things. Breaking through the country he he built this all up and unlike with tariffs and everything else. He's he does this with. He can't really really walk back because he created such mania and so now he needs to literally by hooker by crook. Get something on this wall but love it. I don't know if view saw i had to look at this a couple times as i do with many trump tweets he put a video. It's his pin tweet right now. That has what looks like video video of this completed black wall and he says things like the wall is going up as fast as ken but it's it's a lie but he'll do anything to try to tell people. He's is actually making progress when there is absolutely no progress. You know it's interesting. It does seem like he is caught between his two instincts. One is his understanding that that he made a promise and even though politics is barely functioning even though he can say whatever he wants to his base even even though he'll be backed by a propaganda network even though people are shouting finish the wall at his rallies despite the fact that he has not really begun the wall at least not built any new wall that he understands he actually has to do something while the same time recognizing that if he can't do anything he still is free to lie about it that he can just simply claim the wall is being built and have footage age of construction and call it a victory just so that he has something to campaign on a real choose your own adventure inside his head all right so one other facet of this is <hes> how he's paying for the wall on july the conservative majority in the supreme court affirmed trump's ability to take two point five billion dollars from the the pentagon and put it towards wall construction despite congress's explicit refusal to devote money to this project after trump repeatedly walked away from immigration deals with democrats and republicans that would have funded ended the wall. Now we learn that for the second time in a year. Trump has taken funding from fema to pay for his immigration policies last september. The administration took almost ten million from female to ice this week the administration ministration announced it was taking two hundred and seventy one million from fema including one hundred and fifty five million from the agency's disaster relief fund and directing those funds toward the border including towards detention beds they came in the midst of hurricane season hurricane dorian with striking the u._s. virgin islands and puerto rico and it's a storm. That's currently intensifying as it heads toward florida. Even as puerto rico geico was bracing for the storm trump attacking puerto rico on twitter puerto rico was largely spared from the brunt of dorian but still not great. You know we now have trump claimed mexico's gonna pay for it. That's become a joke in and of itself but he's taking money from fema. He's taking money from the pentagon. We have trump telling aides to take the land from american citizens through eminent domain all to give his reelection boost elissa. How would you be telling democratic candidates to talk about this the way that he has decided to fund this pet project so this is very cheap. This is very personal to me. Because as white house deputy chief of staff i oversaw i saw <hes> disasters and one thing that i think candidates. I think that you need to make it vivid and i think you have to drive home and one of the things as it relates specifically lied to him taking the money from fema and homeland security. Is that the costliest hurricanes that have hit the u._s. <hes> all happened in late august september or october right katrina harvey maria sandy <hes> irma and wilma right since nineteen eighty. The united states government has paid over eight hundred sixty two billion dollars to <unk> hurricane recovery. The average cost about twenty one point six billion dollars per hurricane so the question for everyone is if most hurricanes hit the u._s. The costliest the deadliest hit the u._s. between september and early november. Wh why is he moving money now like this. This is the worst time this is like when your parents give you a thousand dollars for food and books your first semester of college and you. I don't know decide to go to an indigo girls concert in amherst i massachusetts and use half that money like you still gotta pay for the food for the rest of the semester which only means calling your parents or getting another job but you gotta to find the money and in this case the money the parents are congress are that analogy was too specific or maybe not specific enough. I mean it's something that i was thinking about when the indigo girls came on the radio on my way here and i was like it's just like that i mean it's obviously not just like that but you get my point. This is nothing but robbing peter to pay paul and if there are things dory and right now is is on track to make landfall in the u._s. As a category for many of the hurricanes that have been that have had the damage. They've had were less than a category for so he's just it's. It's all such fucking garbage. Let's talk about the other. This story to me was like there's something about this washington. Post story that captured of every every element of the threat trump poses it is focused on a cruel and inhumane immigration policy rooted in the the animus that he has stoked in millions the people against immigrants he is taking from other government priorities because he has no care for the functioning of the government whatsoever and has been sort of abetted by the supreme court abetted by republicans in congress who don't seem to care to hold him accountable but there was also this final piece of it which is what the arctic which is which is what the washington post reported jordan on pardons that c._n._n. Has confirmed others have confirmed. The basically says if aids have to break a few federal law to get the wall done more quickly. It's not a big deal because he can just issue a pardon eliza. What was your reaction when you saw this sort of pardon offer as part of his sa- soon as part of his race to get the wall done i mean on the one hand not really surprised i mean i guess i would have thought he was you know offering this out sooner. <hes> you know like he did with all the other people who have gone to jail because of him but <hes> you know for me. I guess i just remembered my very first day. In the white house. When barack obama made it clear <hes> literally said verbatim you report you serve the people of the united states and i think what so clear inness west wing specifically is that they serve one person who is mercurial to be kind <hes> <hes> and it is not at all about the people or doing what's right or doing things the right way or adhering to anything. I don't know it's just like i'm in love it. What did you think were. You surprised you know when i saw it. Come over the <hes> the wires as it were i read it and for a moment home and it just felt like another trump story and then i thought about it again and i read it again and i thought wait a second. I know we're a nerd food to a lot of trump's worst abuses and i know the immediate. The immediate reaction political is well. Even if democrats impeach teach trumpet the senate won't do anything nobody'll care the immediate. There's a there's a kind of learned helplessness that when you see something like this you already jumped to the fact that you're aware that everyone's gonna move on but when i saw it i didn't want to move on because it does to me feel like a real escalation you know trump is dangled pardons for paul manafort for for michael flynn for michael cohen muller documents trump's abusive the pardon power in the report <hes> dozens of references to how he has tried to use the pardon to cover up crime he also trump's also pardoned people like joe are pyo dinesh d'souza right-wing hardliners and his lackeys who he just wanted to give a favor to know deeper principle vol- no sense of no sense of kind of what the pardon power is meant to do which is to bestow mercy for those who deserve it but this to me is is new new this is saying break the law to help me win reelection and i will pardon you which is not far from saying federal laws do not apply if you're helping donald trump hold onto power that if you are going whether it's a campaign finance laws whether it's laws governing how you can build a wall along the southern border order whether it's laws around electioneering whether it's laws about what kellyanne conway is allowed to say on the white house lawn violating the hatchback by by basically treating the white house as is a campaign platform for her boss that donald trump doesn't care about any of it. He doesn't care about any of it. The law does not matter all that matters is his ego his not being wounded by negative attacks or by or buying defeated in reelection so to me. This was a kind of dangerous escalation. Yeah it's hard to you. It's actually hard to imagine like he's done so much like you say to make us numb to this but i just for a minute think it's like you know the other day was the anniversary anniversary of barack obama's scandal of wearing a tan suit and i think about if any other president if we had heard that bill clinton was offering bring out pardons for people to li- <hes> to ken to do something to lie to ken starr like i'll take care of you perjure yourself <hes>. I just think that the the world would have been on fire the you know tom. Brokaw would have been you know having break in special news at five o'clock instead of six and now we're just like aac like we know it's terrible but there's so much other bad shitty does that you're like okay you know. I guess here's another thing yeah it is it is it is this sort of catch twenty two in that despite the fact that we know that trump's impeachable offenses that trump's misconduct is abusive office awesome unprecedented viciousness and all of it has become in many ways sort of the status quo ante of politics that we can't treat treat it that way in the moment despite the fact that in the back of our minds. We fear that that's what will ultimately happen anyway. So it's right is it is what it is the strategy right we are exhausted by the many different abuses of donald trump but but i do think this one i you know we have now seen a steady trickle of democrats coming out out for impeachment <hes> but it is worth noting that right now there is a kind of brazenness to what donald trump is doing. He is floating having the g. Seven even take place at at drawl he is telling aides to break the law to proactively inform that he will pardon them if they break the law a an abuse of the pardon power that has been warned about since the founders were giving the president the pardon power this unlimited power that everyone everyone has recognised was ripe for abuse so you know we we come back to this question. Is it worth impeach donald trump or do we just simply have to repudiate him at the ballot box but i do you think it's also worth just pausing and saying this is new. This is dangerous. This isn't unprecedented <hes> move by trump in a very tough category worry of abuses and and beyond that it's about pressuring democrats to take it as seriously as they should to not buy into the kind of learned helplessness that we see in the media that we see in the sort of political coverage right. It's kind of like if impeachment isn't for this than what is it for right right. I mean you know and that has been true. We could have said that. It's interesting. That sentence has been true for a long time that was true of the abuses outlined on bhai muller but this to me isn't even new level. The president is telling people that they can break the law with impunity to help him retain his office office. That is an abuse of power at the core of checks and balances. That is why we have an impeachment power. We can't declare vote of no confidence. We can't go up to queen elizabeth the second and say can you put the parliament. <hes> you know in the fridge. This is what we have and it may not lead. You do <hes> removal in the senate but it's still the power that we have. He is so brazen at this moment because he doesn't believe there will be any mechanism to hold him accountable and we know that he is not a nuanced right. He's not slick. He's not so so what i think about is is what what what has he done and said you know in this vein that we don't know about like what's he saying to people at the state department about what we're doing in syria or yemen men or africa or you know it's just it's this is just the tip of the iceberg. You know that's what i think about when i hear this. It's like if this is what we are hearing then mrs just the beginning. This is just the beginning of the cockeyed shit that he's doing <hes> from his very empty desk you know jeffrey goldberg of the atlantic interviewed <hes> mattis former secretary of defense and it was it's a it's worth reading the interview because what you feel is versatile you feel the imbalance between those who don't give a shit about about <hes> decorum about civility ability about mutual respect about treating people fairly who wants to defend trump and people like mattis who is a complicated figure who does not deserve <hes> unwanted it does not deserve the unemployed praise laissez but who nonetheless you feel kinda bristling against his desire to remain quiet out of respect for the office of the presidency who nonetheless does seem to want to speak out about what he saw behind the scenes and there's a moment in this interview where where maddest basically says i feel as though i have a moral obligation to provide silence but it won't last forever and you may seem oh you do see that there are people inside who have not yet told us enough about the truth of what they saw when they were working with this president and something that i think is interesting thing that i always think is worth sort of shining a light on your susan rice and a couple months ago did an event together. It was this big event and one of the things that i asked her. Was you know people like john brennan and jim clapper. You know have they done. They are a political these are not members of the security of this country who wanted to come out and and make statements that make them appear political but because they know what a menace ernest what a threat this president is to national security they have felt the need to speak out and it's and i always think it's worth just think this was not in their d._n._a. This wasn't something that they ever wanted to do. They serve multiple presidents of different parties and you know but this is. This is where we are at. You know everybody feels the need like see something say something yeah now. I know these are these are heavy topics but before we move on i did want to <hes> read one tweet from trump about this question as to whether or not the g seven should meet at trump tower all here. It is quote no bedbugs at drawl. The radical left democrats upon hearing that the perfectly located further next g seven durell national miami was under consideration for the next g seven spread the false a nasty rumor not nice. There has never been anything that has convinced me of the opposite of what it is claiming more than this tweet beginning a tweet no bedbugs after all is such an admission of bedbugs giral like do you think that angular merckel and president micro and just like tweet links to each other of his tweets like like not sure if they should use the wide emoji the l._l. Emoji or the crying emoji but like this is the person they have to deal with and you know what there are a lot of reasons reasons that it shouldn't be at depaul won. It'll be during hurricane season <hes> but also it's a funny thing because as again part of my job i oversaw things like the g seven summit and where we would host things and hosting porn summits everything and you know that in our administration and several others that never would have passed vet because of all the liens that it had against it too many controversies around draw and i also do think dead bugs is an issue disgusting. I want everyone to know that i i attempted a french accent of macron and merckel making fun of trump. They're all having bedbugs but for your benefit i did cut it elissa. You speak french. Is there anything you'd like to add maared this episode of pods. They've america's brought to you by parachute. Let's talk about the bathroom guys. It's arguably the most important in your home. Were you take care of yourself. 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He's talking to me how oh no no john how many times he has killed pictures because a lot of tea okay yeah. We go went out now that the <hes> now that the box open. We're just going to go there one person at this desk column magazine to kill when i was gonna say it again. Photos kills all photos. No photo goes without love approval. You have to also photograph into the right side of back at the table because you sit innovative days parachute. Let's move on to twenty twenty. We're headed to one debate night. In september thursday september twelfth ten candidates will take the stage they are biden warren bernie booker mayor pete castro kamala kluber sharp beto anyang senator kirsten gillibrand of new york out of the race yesterday following recent departures of other candidates including john hickenlooper and seth moulton. The field is narrowing eliza. How do you feel about them. You know i just you know i love karston and i think that she went out in a really elegant again way and went out on top and you know her voice will still be very present in the election as we go forward and she's going to be out there. You know she's she for me. Me is someone who has always had the backs of women and made sure that they were believed and heard and she stuck her neck out for <hes> she she said what she felt when it came to al franken and she never back down despite the pressure and you know many of her colleagues now say oh you know oh i regret it. I didn't do it and so i just you know i- digger she stood up and good for her and we love her and we hope to hear more from her. <hes> you know oh for the debate for the for the the bigger picture. I think it's really good that we're down to one debate stage. I don't know why but i feel like if there had been to somehow <hes> warren and biden wouldn't have ended up on the same stage again and <hes>. I just don't know how much more we can endure and also just watching them. You see the people who were sort of in the lower tier who were really just sort of like doing the breaststroke trying to get you know a moment so that they can get more money so they can make it to the next debate and so i feel like the group that will be hearing from is is pretty steady and it will be substantive. I hope hopes you think it'll be substantive. I hope so i do think we may also be headed back to a double debate next time because because a few people are so close star was race <hes> <hes> tulsi gabbard was was close so we may be back to a tonight's debate you know i i ultimately think it is good that they're all in one stage but at the same time given how many people have been on each debate stage already i also wasn't averse to there being kind of six six and five just have two more substantive debates just to mix it up but i i also think that you know a lot of people are pointing criticism at the d._n._c. At this point that really the earned given basically how like these thresholds. They were there for everybody to see an right. We've seen candidates be able to surmount amount <hes> be able to surmount these thresholds from people like <hes> who castro mayor pete others who managed to kind of fight their way into <hes> <hes> this into this category so i don't know i think it's ultimately good that we are guaranteed a debate with biden one stage when i also think it would have been fine if we had a a bunch more people the only reason i the only reason i was so for one debate night is because i didn't want to conflict with love it or leave it yeah so speaking of biden in in warren being on the debates h together biden released a healthcare ad that i wanted to play because i thought it captured something essential about his campaign and the debate. We're having right now. <hes> over healthcare i was sworn into the united states senate next to a hospital bed. My wife and daughter killed in a car crash line in that ever might to surviving little voice. I couldn't imagine what it would have been like if we didn't have the healthcare. They needed a measly really forty years later. One of those little boys i son bo was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Given only months launched live. I can't fathom moon would have happened if the insurance companies and said for the last six months of his life. You're the fact of the matter is healthcare is personally obamacare's personal to me when i see the president tried to tear down and others propose closer replace it and start over. That's personally me to got to build on what we did because every american deserves affordable healthcare i'm joe biden and i approve this message listen. What did you think of that so. I thought it was really powerful. You know i saw it before. I even had my coffee the other day <hes> i thought it might have been more powerful without sort of like the veiled swipe at the end <hes> at sort of medicare for all so <hes> you know i just it's because the ad is so personal because he he talks about his family family and his struggles but he he's really never used them sort of in this type of ad before and <hes> but no it was really powerful full. I just think that you know i probably wouldn't have i wouldn't have done that at the end yeah the reason i wanted to play it as because to me i i was incredibly moved by willingness to tell the story and i it was emotional to listen to and you're reminded that this is somebody who has been sort of steeped in grief throughout his career that that has been that the pain that he has had in his life has been i think part of why he he has been able to retain a kind of ordinariness and ability to relate to people because he has been through something so wrenching his his his his his life in politics is bookended by these tragedies and then and you see that and you reminded too in that that that's part of his strength strength as a candidate that goes beyond just name recognition that goes just that goes beyond electability that goes to the affection people have for joe biden and then then it turns and it becomes about health care and the the critique of trump is valid and good the defensive obamacare is good and then it is used as not to issue a very small minded attack on other democrats health care proposals. That isn't very fair. I thought it really did capture the kind of the the promise of a biden campaign and also the weaknesses of a biden campaign in one ad that he would share this incredibly personal story in a way that i was incredibly italy affective and then have the message of the ad ultimately be an attack on a kind of healthcare plan that isn't that isn't particularly accurate. You know so that that's why that's why i wanted to. I wanted to share it just because i do think that there is that that duality inside of it well. I think that for me to part of my initial initial take weights like look. We've all been through campaigns before. We've all watched them unfold on television. We've lived them in real life and to me the the he almost missed the point that he missed. Is that the thing that the other campaigns are saying is. They fundamentally believe we've that healthcare is a human right right like that's the underlying that's the through line and i feel like he that's where he jumped the shark at the the end because you know i don't know i just i thought that that was that when i hear her sanders or warren or anyone else talk about medicare for all in how i it's it's that we all deserve to be able to go to the hospital and like the story that calmly tells you not sit in the car with your kid in front of emergency room knowing that when you walk in it's gonna cost she five thousand dollars because if your deductible so yeah i just thought it was really powerful and moving and i just really didn't like the last forty five seconds yeah and it was it also to reported. I thought well i what i thought the ad was going to be. I it's this incredibly personal story and it really could be about a larger argument about pain. People are feeling about what he he wants to do. As president about the stakes of of right of what's facing the country and it doesn't do that to other races wanted to touch on one republican senator johnny johnny isakson of georgia announced. He'll be retiring for health reasons republican senator. David purdue of georgia was already up for re election. Now both of georgia's senate seats will be on the balance as the abrahams has against that she will not run for the senate nonetheless. These are two pickup opportunities now for democrats the path to taking the senate has widened admit and has also now focused on georgia a bit more or less. What do you think this means for democrats in the fight for the senate think it means. We have to have our act together. I mean look we have a we have an opportunity. I'm we have a state. That's getting the creeping creeping bluer right stacey abrams showed us that you know in the last election abrams scott something like i think it was forty eight point eight percent an in john barrow who is a white man got forty who's running for secretary of state forty eight point seven percent so it's showing the democrats are bringing out people to all kinds and <hes> for all kinds of candidates and <hes> you know. I just think that there is a there's a lot <hes> there's a lot to be done. They have to find some good candidates who can keep sort of paving the path that that stacey abrams specifically sort of blazed in the last cycle one other aspect of this too is the fact that both of these seats are up for the same time and apparently the last time two senate seats were up in a state at the same time and split it didn't go to the same party was apparently nineteen sixty six more than fifty years ago so it also does seem at the the odd suggests that these seats will move together. The other facet is this is a this is a special election in which if no candidate gets fifty percent then it could go to a run off and so many have been noting that this introduces the possibility that the senate could be determined in january by runoff runoff in georgia. It is a terrifying possibility that gives me a knot in my stomach and i wanted to share that with all of you. Thanks for bringing us into your <hes> before we go one other race. This is about north carolina ninth. During the two thousand eighteen election democrats came extremely close to flipping north carolina's ninth congressional rational district. It initially looked republican. Mark harris had beaten democrat. Dan mccreevy by nine hundred votes at thank him to light that harris had hired shady political operative who stole ballot state officials called a new election which will take place on september tenth mccreevy and his new challenger trump loving state senator named damn bishop are neck and neck in the polls trump will be going to north carolina to hold a rally right before the election night so that gives you a sense of how important the republicans viewed this race to learn more about how the republicans stole the original election check out this month crooked mini rigging north north carolina led by shaniqua mcclendon our political director who did an incredible job and if you wanna help to win the seat vote save america dot com slash states states and you can find out how to get involved in north carolina elissa. Yeah thank you for joining today. Love it. Thank you so much. I can't wait to be your biggest cheerleader at radio city on all right the thirteenth. 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It's good to be here then want to do this for a long and while so i'm glad it's working out and it feels like a bit of a reunion as well given the various kerry connections here so yeah i understand that you have an association and with jon favreau who was an intern eliza master monico who was a staff assistant any notes you have for them anyways anyways they could improve their pretty awesome but i do want to say that <hes> you know as an only child eld i think one of the reasons why it took to <hes> the work of movement building and coalition building and public services the chosen family that you create and you find and along the way and you know certainly john and eliza and you know david weight and heather higginbotham i mean you know those are my fam and <hes> secretary kerry also and i are still in touch with one another and so since i am i a seven month tenure in congress has been really surreal <hes> the times that our paths cross so seems like you were surrounded by good people absolutely you don't have to tell you one funny story though about p._r. He texted me and he said i just heard on n._p._r. <hes> you know great job kid he said but <hes> you a little long and i was like well pot meet kettle. Where do you think that from so anyway. It's been good did you. Did you say that to him or did. You think that no. I said that so. Let's talk about another work family. <hes> the squad donald trump has been saying for some time now that he wants the squad to be the face of the democratic party when he's up for reelection next a year if he's going to give you and your colleagues all attention <hes>. How are you planning to use it well. I think he's a little fixated and obsessed on us and and it's not about the four of us it's about what we represent and <hes> that disruption in the power of the voices that we have engaged in brought to the process is threatening however we used however hi amy to use this platform <hes> having this sort of bigger spotlight if you will to use it to legislate to use it to inform inform and elevate consciousness on issues that are often overlooked to continue to fight for those that are ignored left out and left behind and you know i am very grateful for the solidarity of concern and support that myself and my colleagues eggs received in the wake of sort of the height of the vitriol from the occupant of this wet of this white house you know but i have to concede that even in that moment i felt that i was operating from a place of privilege <hes> that we were garnering this level of attention and support <hes> on the same day that eric garner's family was denied justice from <hes> from the d._o._j. And so i'm just <hes> you know centered on the people that are experiencing experiencing injustice every day and then. I think it's also important to note that. I don't think that the occupant of this white house is you know again just threatened by four members of congress. He's threatened by who we brought along. He's threatened by the fact that the squad is more than four people. The squad is is anyone doing the work of building a more equitable ingest world period so i wanna i i wanna move off of this but but but there is one aspect of it that i came up again you know trump from the g. seven decided to call the chairman of the federal reserve an enemy enemy <hes> comparing him to the to the leader of china and you know these these sort of broadsides from trump. They're vicious. They're unprecedented and they tend to be they tend and to be put in a political lens. Did he go too far is it is he facing backlash. Why is he attacking for women of color but i think sometimes as we move off of the actual danger it poses to people when president targets and individual he does this repeatedly. How how did it feel when you woke up and you saw that the president of the united states was telling you an american citizen send that you should go back to where you came from because you're a person of color what what does it feel like to face that kind of personal threat from a person who's supposed to represent the entire our country coming from him certainly not surprising <hes> this is you know i can't really offer inflated outrage or feigned surprise <hes> the occupant of this white house and his administration reach new lows every day and i don't wanna give short shrift to hateful rhetoric it is hurtful and i think it does endanger people's lives <hes> i do believe it contributed to in his in is at the root of what happened in el paso <hes> but at the end of the day i think he does this to offer a distraction from the chaos of his administration the callousness of his administration the corruption that is rampant and his administration administration and i just work really hard to not take the bait you know i can't you know the media's always asked me about the latest thing that he's tweeted. I you know i don't follow him <hes> i. I'm not trying to keep up with his tweets. I'm trying to keep up up with his policies. These these hateful racist xenophobic policies these draconian oppressive life-threatening family separating policies that are being rolled out by the hour and so you know i don't allow myself to who <hes> be fearful or self pitying or or distracted. I mean again my god what people are dealing with in community every single day because of the hardships and the inequities that are being exacerbated under this administration. I was listening to an analyst earlier today. Who said that you know usually ah presidents operate with the president's that have been the most transformational operate from a place of of empathy but the and the occupant of this white house is void that he is spiritually morally bankrupt and operating from a deficit dificit of empathy and we see that in the policies that are rolled out <hes> across the board <hes> but <hes> especially when it comes to this coordinated cordinated <hes> and unrelenting attack against our immigrant a neighbors so let's talk about some of those policies you've been an outspoken advocate ticket for gun control policies that address the long term impacts of gun violence on communities. What will the house be doing. Address gun violence when it comes back into session and what are you and other members going to do. We're going to have to do to press the senate to take up gun control well the first thing i want to say that when i ran for congress yes i made it very clear that i could not single-handedly stand in <hes> effective sustainable affront to do what was coming out of this white house every day that that was not something that i could do alone that i'm prepared to do it. My mother may she rest in power. Bless me with you you know broad shoulders and a strong back and i want to stand on the front lines and lead in that way but i want to to be coalition <hes> beating this administration administration and ultimately evicting the occupant of the white house is all about movement building so it's not just <hes> it's about organizing and mobilizing there's so much analysis about <hes> and rightfully so the unprecedented nature of this one hundred sixteenth congress unprecedent incised unprecedented in representation and diversity adversity <hes> unprecedented in that it's the first democratic majority congress unprecedented that it's the first freshman class on boarded or congressional class in in the midst of a federal government shutdown. I think these times also demand unprecedented activism and unprecedented legislating and that's not work we do alone <hes> <hes> we have already reported out of the house a universal background check bill. We need to also <hes> move on a federal assault weapons band. We need to pass red flag <hes> legislation which would <hes> you know keep guns out of out of the hands of those does that might be that are dangerous themselves and others <hes> but that's not enough you know i i know we talk about the fact that we're doing the work in this democratic majority congress on these issues of karen concern and consequence to the american people and these issues continued to sit these <hes> the bills that we're reporting out you're sitting at the door of the senate but that does not mean that we shouldn't continue to lead into legislate on those issues and when the senate when when our democracy is working again on behalf of the american people and that happens from the pressure on the outside that activists and agitators you know continue to exert <hes> we will have established a new floor you know on these issues the other issue that i've been working king on you know other than gun violence prevention is <hes> just the issue of trauma for every life that we are robbed up due to gun violence a minimum minimum twenty people are impacted in so in communities that are disproportionately impacted by community based violence and it's important there were holding two narratives. I think if there's any urgency felt it is often about the most dominant narrative in our public square and that is mass shootings and they are tragic in domestic cystic terrorism and the lives that we are robbed up in our faith houses our churches our our mosques are synagogues schools at concerts is important as as is the community based violence that is happening on our city blocks in community every day and we have to address the residual trauma that gun violence is leaving in its wake. I'm so proud that i was able to convene the first hearing in the history of congress in the oversight and reform committee on the issue of childhood trauma emma. I'm really focused on <hes> the federal government making an investment to support those survivors of gun violence in in not not just <hes> entreating their trauma. We need to have an equity when it comes to community based gun violence and mass shootings. We need to have an equity an outrage and equity equity injustice and an equity in healing so in may let's i want to own is about housing because he may your questioning of secretary of housing and urban development. Ben carson went viral viral in the clip carson tried to reclaim his time <hes> seemingly unaware that that was not something he was allowed to do it was great to watch you grill him on this issue and you've made housing policy kind of important focus of your work. What does the housing crisis look like in your district and <hes>. What do you think that hud needs to do that. We need to do in in as a as a country to in congress who to address the issue well secretary carson carson said that he will not be participating in a second <hes> trump administration <hes> you know that's <hes> his departure is not soon enough enough <hes> not only for me but for <hes> the various people the millions of people for whom he is charged with the most critical infrastructure restructure in this country and that is our housing <hes> housing is a human right it is a critical determinant of health <hes> it is has everything to do with social and economic mobility <hes> one of the examples i lift up a lot is <hes> you know because i've done so much much work in the space of decarbonisation and <hes> prison reform and re entry is thirty percent of those in my district that that have been released from correctional facilities or private prisons are being released to shelters and were saying you know make a positive contribution legitimately get back on the grid and they're being released to shelter in so if you know that the primary driver of recidivism is unemployment you know. Are you really serious. It's it seems disingenuous and then we have housing policies that <hes> deny returning citizens forming karsh raided men and women often from reuniting with their families families within public housing so how i've been getting at the issue of housing which is the number one constituent <hes> concern cau- aw grievance that was true when i was a city councillor and it continues to be true a now that i'm in congress <hes> it's <hes> the only other issue that rivals levels in terms of calls would be immigration cases <hes> is that i've been convening since well before i took an oath of office or was even elected these equity agenda roundtable discussions discussions <hes> where we engage community and <hes> they're not. They're not the traditional town hall <hes>. We have breakout sessions. It's a two way dialogue you you know i've always maintained that people close to the pain should be closest to the power driving and informing the policy-making and so i take my cues from community and i'm so proud that you you know ottawa the twenty pieces of legislation in the housing space specifically that i've introduced or cosponsored they were all directly informed by what i was learning from <hes> <hes> the people i represent in the massachusetts seventh cooperatively governing with you know some of the things that i've been supporting legislatively. Are you know within the mass. Seven sixty percent of my constituents are renters and they need relief and senator kamala harris. I introduced the rent relief act. I'm a co-sponsor of that which means that for those families making taking a less than one hundred thousand dollars which is true for most <hes> and pay more than thirty percent of their income toward rent and utility that they get a tax break <hes> i'm also <hes> you know considering ruminating one introducing legislation that would allow for rent for those who pay their rent on time for that reporting on. They're paying their rent on time to count towards. They're building up their credit. Because within the massachusetts seventh we have <hes> deep income inequality and racial wealth gap the arian <hes> wealth for a black family in the massachusetts seven is eight dollars and for a white family family <hes> is two hundred and forty seven thousand dollars within the massachusetts seventh and a three mile radius from cambridge to roxbury median household income income drops by fifty thousand dollars and a life expectancy by thirty years so there are great inequities and systemic embedded and entrenched disparities in the massachusetts seventh one of the most diverse and unequal districts <hes> you know in our country and another way that i'm looking to get it this is having cosponsored senator warren's housing and economic mobility legislation which is specifically targeted on on federal investment in those communities that have been impacted by red lining and also provides financial support <hes> for low income families <hes> for down payment for mortgage <hes> so those are some of the things you know that <hes> that i'm looking at developing federal legislation around senate protections and <hes> and preventing eviction <hes> again which is also growing ultimately i see housing as a human right and as a critical article determinate of health and so this is a public health crisis and the the last thing that i would share is in the financial services committee which i serve housing housing is under that in the first full committee hearing that we held was on the issue of homelessness and we were able to report out of that committee the end homelessness act a bill l. which includes you know more section eight and project base vouchers support c._d._b._g. Funding host of things to end homelessness snus by prioritizing housing first that bill is thirteen billion dollars to end homelessness and that is the equivalency of the cost of one military military aircraft carrier so ultimately this is just about what do we really value and it's about you know political courage and will we also spent a trillion dollars on tax cuts for corporations <hes> so you voted against a border bill in june that would provide aid for detained families and give additional funding to ice. How do we balance the need to aid people being detained by an inhumane administration with the need to rein in c b p in ice. If the to continue can you to come up in the same pieces of legislation. Will i voted no because one. I didn't buy for a second that the humanitarian crisis at the border had anything to do with the deficit of funding when i went to the border to bear witness to this humanitarian crisis we saw plenty of you know toothbrushes and toothpaste and the like so again the cruelty is the point. It's simply about how you choose to dedicate and allocate those funds and within days of that <hes> bill passing that package passing the so-called humanitarian aid bill <hes> i think something like three new ice specifics rope it and they were putting into play ice raids throughout the country and that is why you know throughout my campaign i called for the defunding the abolishing of ice and let's be clear you know i was an aide on the federal level sixteen years a city council for eight years. I am not cavalier about the abolishing of any agency eighty. There are plenty of agencies that i think are in dire need of reform and i do that work with my team every day to hold them accountable but an agency that is using what throughout history has been proven as one of the most effective tools of oppression which the separate families you know we're all shocked blocked by what we see but we've been here before on on reservations with indigenous native people at the auction block during slavery in so i would not further fund and embolden a racist rogue agency and before i took that vote as i do with all all things i confer with those closest to the pain you know activists advocates families and i also spoke with leadership in the district mayors <hes> our district attorney our attorney general and they supported my decision and we talk about what's happening at border communities but the massachusetts seventh is forty percent immigrant so i had seen up close and personal the abuses of ice and so you know where do we need to go for me. It's going to continue to hold them accountable using the checks and balances and the reach of the oversight reform committee going to continue to go to the border continue continue to bear witness to the trauma there and to tell people about and as i said at the border we will lift up these stories in the hopes that people will have an epiphany in some level of enlightenment and humanity and if they don't we will bring the fire. That's it but you know we have got to get to a place where we are prioritizing the preservation of family allowing asylum seekers which is a legal human right to settle in community while awaiting review of their cases. I mean you talk about ben carson. I mean here's someone who's a neurosurgeon for god's sakes and i can't even get him to a firm. I know that that video went viral role but i didn't do that for something to go. I wasn't browbeating the secretary. I wanted him to just acknowledge that this is a critical determinative health and that no one that being poor four is not a character flaw in simply because you can't afford more doesn't mean you don't deserve better and people living in homes with raw sewage rampant with rodents and mold mold and when i asked him. Would you let your grandmother lived there. He couldn't even answer that and then they rolled out this mixed immigration status rule. Every immigrant family i know is mixed immigration status they have t._p._s. Holders daca recipients asylum seekers and to say that they cannot remain in public housing housing and now we are deporting people with term children with terminal illnesses. The cruelty is the point void of empathy in so we have to continue to organize and mobilize. I know that people are fatigued. They are weary. I am asked every day if if i have if i am growing cynical or apathetic about what is possible given this inflection point we find ourselves at given this crossroad given the gravity of everything given this fire hose were drinking from and my response is always the same. I don't have the luxury. We don't have the luxury to be weary. We have got to stand in the gap for the millions of families that are living in fear. I was speaking in earlier about the census. Thanks to the good work of the oversight and reform committee that i serve on what's charged to maintain the integrity of the census and are questioning of secretary ross to say he testified would be generous. He was there and the advocates that we worked with community. We were able a beat back that immigration status question off of the census but the residual fear and trauma is still out there. My district is one of the hardest account in the country and now we're going to continue to be under-resourced so you know these questions about how to fight back and not being exhausted and you know when to compromise versus when to hold the line you know these are playing out in the democratic primary for president. They're playing out in congress in this fight light over impeachment. They're also beginning to play out in massachusetts in you. Won your seat by prime marrying a democratic incumbent when you look at the situation that's developing now joe kennedy contemplating getting a run against senator ed markey. What do you see <hes>. What do you see in that in that potential fight well. I'm awaiting developments just like everyone else. I you know i'm not not that i don't. I don't know that there is a fight. <hes> you know what i what i would say is that when i think about twenty twenty and i think about our party right now i have some concerns <hes> in two thousand sixteen we had these you know sobering obering defeats and we did a lot of analysis about why this happened this postmortem analysis and in two two thousand eighteen. I'm very fortunate to be walking into a democratic majority congress but i'm not sure that we've done the audit and the inventory you know of the practices and the strategies that ensure that we could walk into that democratic majority congress in our race corp pac money we raised and spent one point six million dollars my opponent the incumbent raised and spent six point six million dollars seventy percent of his money was d._c. Corporate pack based money <hes> in twenty seven percent of our primary voters. It was the first time they revolted in a primary. We did not use mainstream media and other massachusetts media. Mark is very expensive so even if i had the money you know <hes> however but even if i'd had the money i would not have done that. We decided to invest and ethnic and specialty media and the latino community in the mass seventh is about seven percent so you know i had consultants at the table that said hey. We'll walk away. This is gonna be the death knell of your campaign. You're going to go on telemundo and univision in a primary primary and that's what we did and we grew the latino vote by seventy one percent. We grew the student vote by four hundred percent tours you to fifty incarcerated men behind and the wall of m._c._i. Norfolk who i'll be going back to visit in a couple of days held a debate watching party endorsed our campaign in organized a minimum of three family members on the outside to go to the polls. We have got to stop making assumptions about who desires deserves a seat at the table of democracy and we've got some engaged in a politics of transformation and not transaction before we ask for a vote. We got understand what people's lived. Experiences are what their struggles are and i'm concerned. We have not taken stock of those lessons to apply them <hes> heading into twenty twenty but also right now as we seek to legislate our actualized values values in the face of this draconian administration think of the a._c._a. You know that wasn't preserved because of <hes> the conviction of the courage of lawmakers it was saved because of the current convictions of everyday people who stood in the gap who laid their bodies on the line demanded that lawmakers you know see that quite literally lives would be hanging in the balance you know one person for members of congress cannot beat back the hate coming out of this white in house only a movement can and if there's one silver lining in this is that i see our silos breaking down and we're being intentional inclusive in our organizing and our coalition the building with the understanding that our destinies and our freedoms are tied and on that note. I wanted to also say from a messaging standpoint. My fellow beloved democrats stopped presenting percenting these false a binary choices in our messaging. This is a bunch of bunk. This is not about where the party of working class white folks and everybody else by the way working class folks are not just white folks and i will not choose between whether or not we're the party of working class anybody and and criminal justice reform these issues are inflated and our destinies and our freedoms are tied several months ago i had the honor of introducing our former governor duval patrick at a democratic retreat and he said what do you do when democrats start to believe republican talking points about who we are and that is where we find ourselves else so we haven't taken stock and i and it will cost us if we don't do it quickly because we weren't successful zestful in two thousand eighteen because we just had some photogenic candidates who can string a sentence together. It has some compelling stories. We were successful because they led with their values. They stood in their convictions and because they engaged innovative strategies so i'm hopeful that we will take stock of those lessons are in the two thousand eighteen because we can't afford forget for more years. We can't afford four more minutes minutes. Which is why did support representative green into leaves resolution to initiate impeachment proceedings and wasn't early co-sponsor because because the occupant of this white house loss of moral authority in ground a long time ago but the miller report also proves obstruction of justice and then every day again they they hit an all time low so when people say we can wait or try to couch this and political expediency. I think what the american people wanna see us doing leading and sometimes that means the fight and that the victories in the fight even if you won't be successful that they want to know that you recognize is the fear that they are experiencing the heard that they are experiencing every day and that's what i'm led by. You know the best advice advice i received as a new member is to not forget. The plot in the plot is the people and that's what i intend undoing applaud as the people congressman and presley. Thank you for joining us. Thank thank you eliza. It's always good to talk to you hugh. She love it. That's it. That's the end of our that's what we got for each other after all the no. I didn't know there was out for you. I didn't either i did. I caught myself guard. I caught myself up guard. I'm doing a lot of pods this this week all right. John and tommy are both in europe on a bicycle built for two and i'm just know this. I'm recording everything yeah. I drove an hour. I drove an hour to be here with keo okay on the thursday before labor day. My love for you is real. Wow thank you for doing that and yet no parade beila silence by party of america that is a product of crooked media. The show is produced by michael martinez. It's mixed and edited by andrew chadwick. 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January 22, 2019: Hour 1
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Other major leaders who are no shows in Davos, Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa may, she's dealing with Brexit and French president, Emmanuel Macron whose content. With a yellow vest protests. Tom Keene is in Davos, he is editor at large for Bloomberg TV and radio. Hi, tom. Are you doing good? So how does the absence of these three heavyweights matter in talked about and what gets done in Davos, it's every year somebody shows up. This is my fifteenth year. I have the clearest memory of Sarkozy wandering in with an entourage of one hundred. Maybe it was ten years ago and on and on course, president Xi two years ago of China and the President Trump with an extraordinary moment last year, and as you say lease it's all of apparatus, but that sounds almost like nothing's getting done, but doesn't this give a chance for the non English speaking countries to come to the fore because they don't have to share the spotlight so much. Absolutely. There's no question about that. And the theme will be found. But but what's fascinating is really for the first time with the new populism worldwide. The politicians are off their game in the bankers off of a huge year last year. And an okay there, you're this year the financiers the invest. The bankers seemed to have a little more spring in their step than the politicians in the government officials who are really beleaguered again by this global populism. Okay. I want to find out more about the bankers and financiers, and what they are doing there. But does the government shutdown, especially since as you mentioned Donald Trump came in last year with a keynote address saying the US is open for business, and we should note that the US government was closed at that point in a far shorter shutdown the same time last year this year, the shutdown is thirty two days. What what is being said about that? How is that being reflected in Davos? It's fascinating. There's a there's a stretcher and Brexit, but on the shutdown. There's almost a curiosity to it. There's less discussion of it than there is there's more angst about it. I spoke in London a week ago where the democrat operative, and he made very clear to me. He's looking for a six month shutdown. No one hears looking for that. And the the acts that you're talking about is that because of the worldwide implication of the shutdown or is that because it seems like the United States in some way doesn't have its act together to things it's definitely the the follow on to global GDP in the world order all that. But I'll tell you aren't Sorenson of Marriott was piercing about the effect of the shutdown. Obviously he's talking is book of the large Marriott hotel company. But he was pure sing about the effect of shutdown adjacent to his many immigrant employees. What did he say? He said, there's real strain. Just now beginning to click in. I would suggest Lisa that's one paycheck to paycheck out. Can you imagine if the Marriott extended family, very largely immigrants and immigrant families? Can you imagine if they get out to three or four paychecks? So you said because some of these globally. Leaders are not there that the bankers financiers are coming to the fore. What are they talking? Just well, it's very interesting. They're coming to the fore, and they're being a little coil last year. They were riding high. There was almost a palpable. Giddiness? It's different this year. The kidding is not there. They're talking about rationalizations. It's a banker aware of the December ugliness the Q four ugliness. They are more optimistic right now. But by no means are they stepping with a step that they had twelve months ago, Tom, we know that things get done at Davos, I wonder to what extent things get done that are tangible and actionable versus people working on their slalom because as you well know, the Rapa Dabo says that most people are in kind of enjoying the ski slopes, I really take issue with that. When I came here there was a little bit of the heyday of the let's go snowboarding skiing. Downhill course, nobody here. Would snowboard that would be beneath them. But but within that Davos has become quivalent Lisa to a plumber's convention in Las Vegas. The executives are here to meet other executives as a rule of fennel four days now with that said they're coming in and they're working. But I'm not sure how many are staying for full for days in my son. They gotta get back to their offices. They've got to get back in London to Brexit. They've got to get back in America, the shutdown, and we haven't talked about the other turmoil out there, including in France, France, perk up here much more than I expected, it has to do with a yellow vest protests. Yes. For from public workers there, by the way, this is a Swiss ski town. There is a lot of snow, but I understand this year in unnatural amount of snow. How bad is it? It's the worst. It's ever been going back to the leave nineteen sixty one or nineteen fifty one, and it is snowy. It is a snowy Tom Keene editor at large for Bloomberg TV and radio. Thank you. Lisa. Thank you so much. Well, let's turn to domestic politics and brace yourself because we're going to the last unresolved midterm election contest. The ninth congressional district in North Carolina. You remember this is where an associate of the Republican candidate Mark Harris was accused of collecting mail in ballots from voters and promising to fill them in which is illegal the Republican narrowly beat the democratic candidate, Dan mccready, but he wasn't seated. So that these accusations could be sorted out. While this morning, the Republican Mark Harris asked a judge to certify his nine hundred and five vote lead over the democrat, Dan McCreevy despite those questions about vote tampering. Oh, and despite the recent dissolution of the state's board elections. Joining us is w UNC politics reporter rusty Jacobs. Rusty this is. Saga? It is ongoing ever complicated as you said Marquez is legal team as file emotion to very specific legal question is can the court intervene in what today's judge actually turned a dramatic intervention. A dramatic move and intervene an order the state board of elections executive director to certify that nine hundred five vote victory by Republican marquess over democrat, Dan, mccready, I to back up because we mentioned the election board. The Republican party has reshuffled the board and that was declared unconstitutional back in October. But the judges that made that declaration then said that the investigation into vote tampering could continue and then in December they dissolve the board a new board is starting at the end of this month. I think January thirty first so what is Mark Harris the Republican arguing? He's arguing that the board acted in in a partisan way, and is essentially trying to delay his certification and being seeded as a congressman representing the ninth district. The attorney general deputy attorney general representing the state board of elections today pointed out that two of the Republicans on what was then a bipartisan bore was nine members four Democrats or Republicans want unaffiliated to the Republicans joined the final vote not to certify to Harris victory. So that cuts into the argument that this is a partisan effort to keep more carrots and taking his seat McCreevy saying the democrat. That's why the judge allow Dan McCreevy's attorney Marc Elias to intervene in this case. It is essentially a case between Mark Harris, the Republican and the state board of elections, but Creedy is intervening. And he's essentially saying that the the court doesn't. Have jurisdiction. There is an argument by marquesses team Zad door statutory timelines in place when a when a formal petition is filed and they're saying actually, they've acquitting never filed a formal petition. And that all the tapping there is a state board of elections investigation that doesn't form a petition? So by now under the statutory framework certification should have been issued. But McCreevy's attorneys saying the Mark Harris team wants to prematurely end, a fact-finding Judah Katori process that will play out once a new board is appointed after this law takes effect, January thirty first and the investigation and the evidence you're hearing be hill. Even if the judges there in the course, they were leaning towards saying Marquez, you know, you're right. This is taking too long. You should be seated Democrats this month took control of the house and they're saying they won't seat Harris without an investigation into these allegations. And that they. May even have their own investigation. Despite what a state elections board the newly formed one in the end of the month does. So can they do that? Can they if the state decides one thing can they stop it? Well, that is a key argument of the attorney general representing the state would have election saying, look, this is all going to end up being a mood anyway because the US house under its own is going to require a complete investigation before cedar. Mark Harrison fact, just before all this happened before Mark Harris filed his motion of they call the rid of Mandela's asking the court to order the certification. They said the US house reached out to the state board of elections to please, preserve all your investigative materials. All your records, turn them over to us. So yes, that that is an argument that that Democrats and at the state board of elections is making even if the court wanted to intervene, the US house is not going to see Marchetti that basically the new board is going to get planted within ten days this investigated and evidence you're hearing can be held it should be played out rusty Jacobs their WNYC politics reporter. Thank you for jumping onto the court on your cell phone force, rusty, thank you. You're welcome. You're welcome. We know there are children who had a very young age feel. They were born into the wrong body. They changed their names and how they dress and public identify with the gender. They're more comfortable with it's called a social transition because these kids have yet to make any changes to their bodies. They may never, but there's much disagreement about how young is too young for kids to make that social transition. John Brooks of K Q E D reports there's a fierce debate roiling the world of transgender research and at its heart. It's about children like Gracie. I met Gracie and rainbow day camping Elsa Reto California on the San Francisco Bay. It was water day. Self-written gracie's gonna rainbow swimsuit and blonde ponytail. She throws her body onto a makeshift waterslide and pops back up. Again, rainbow day camp was created specifically for kids who are transgender Gracie. Who is now seven socially transitioned to being a girl when she was four. She still remembers what it felt like back, then when people thought she was a boy. It was not right to me. And I didn't want people to say that. But they said it. It hurt my feelings a lot. And what's it like now, she has happy to me from hurt too? Happy in healthcare. That's a success and some gender experts point two stories like this one is proof that even young kids like Gracie will thrive after social transitioning when Gracie transition she got to pick a new name in wear girls clothing in public family and friends began using she and her instead of he and his Gracie wants feud is a boy was reintroduced to the world is a girl all before age five. So we have seen some kids as young as to whose parents are bringing them in because they're beginning to say me, not me girl. Diane, Erin Saft is a director of mental health at the child and analysts in gender clinic at UC San Francisco. She's a leading proponent of the idea that parents shouldn't wait if their kids are ready to socially transition. She thinks d'alene can be harmful because what we are seeing in the. Children who are held back is children were anxious depressed because they are not being affirmed in the gender the trying to tell everybody they are transgender adults attempt suicide at much higher rates in average. So Aaron theft says why would we deny for the vast majority of kids something that is basically a suicide prevention at the UCSF gender clinic. There's no rule that kids have to reach a certain age before starting to social transition. And that's where it gets controversial. We are certainly accused of the either the wild wild west or even forcing his into transgender identities. When Gracie wanted to transition her parents did wonder if it was too early. Here's her mom, Molly, let me said what if we do this? What if we let our son walk into the world in address with fairy wings? And crowns in high heels, and then he changes his mind. That's valid concern. According to Dr dre treasure, he's a psychiatrist in New York who studied the treatment of transgender kids. He supports social transitioning. But he has doubts about doing it. So young here is why the research literature currently shows that most transgender children who showed up agenda clinics over the last thirty years did not grow up to be transgender. They grew up to be gay. There have been studies tracking transgender kids over time. They all found at least two thirds of the kids later switched back to their original gender. But these days lots of experts dismiss those studies including Diana, Erin Saft at UCSF. The problem is that many of the studies are old from time gender roles were more rigid. Most of the studies included kids who were considered transgender at the time. But one be today. Now, we would just call those kids gender, non conforming. Under that umbrella full a whole group of won't unquote, effeminate, boys girly, boys. So they were never going to be transgender in the first place. You might ask. What's the big deal? If a kid wants to switch genders again later, what would be the harm after all these young kids. Don't undergo any physical changes track. Crasher says switching back would be a big deal and could be really stressful helping a child and the family do a social transition in one direction requires a lot of resources to help the transition. Why would it not require a similar amount of resources if the child changes their mind their scarcely any research on so-called de transitioning once study did look at a handful of transgender girls who decided to switch back to their birth gender when they were teens they had a very hard time emotionally making the switch a second time. Gracie's mom, Molly knows all about the research. But she has no doubt that socially transitioning Gracie at age four was the right thing to do because Gracie had been talking about it for years as soon as she could tell us. It was I'm a girl. I'm a sister. I'm a daughter. I'm I'm that girl on that show. I'm not girl in that book her parents and really try to steer Gracie in another direction when she wanted dolls. They gave her toy trucks and pirate ships. But it was taking a toll. He never got to see that sort of like sparkle, and I got to appoint. Whereas like, I can't do it anymore. I need to see my child light up the current clinical guidelines cautious about social transitioning for kids. But a committee of transgender experts is now working on the next version, what comes out of those meetings could mean either more or fewer children publicly changing the agenda for here. And now, I'm John Brooks. And now. The town of Braddock, Pennsylvania. They're holding open auditions, that's right. Auditions we from today to find a new mayor is just temporary until the new mayor is elected in twenty twenty still mayor for a year. And it's a big seat left vacant by John Fetterman. A powerhouse mayor who served thirteen years, and is now Pennsylvania's Lieutenant governor Braddock borough council present Tina do say joins us and Tina, you know, headline writers are having a field day with this. They're calling it Braddock idol why an audition. Well, we could have just selected someone according to Pennsylvania state, borough code and the law. We did not have to put it out for applicants or ask for people that were interested. We could have picked someone and allowed them to sit in that position for year until the voting process was was complete. But we really wanted to make sure that there was transparency in the community was involved because John truly elevated the role of mayor in our little borough. So we chose to go about a differently. Well, and so may remember John Fetterman mayor Fetterman when he went on the Cobra poor and asked for a subway sandwich. Shop to come to his town because they didn't have enough places for people to sit down and eat. He got more than that subway shop. He's got software and tech companies to move into your town to try to. Help it spring back from it's more robust times when the steel industry was flourishing. But who are you hearing from what are some of the applicants saying by the way, they have to be residents, but what are some of them saying or their qualifications? Well, it so variety off of folks have applied, you know, people who have no idea about how local local government functions as well as individuals that our business minded and want to do things to built the business community back up, and we're we're expecting to to get someone that's engaged that is community centered. So it's promising at this point. And I I don't know how many people will end up with. But I I'm hopeful that on the twenty ninth. We'll be able to select someone that cares about Brock is engaged while we get another John Fetterman, another Harvard grad, I doubt. That. But I think we're going to get someone that is very focused on is energized about making brought a better place to live work and play interesting. We are at a time in our country's history. Where the debate about whether or not somebody having had experience in the world of politics. Whether that's a good thing or not are you looking for somebody who's had political experience or you're looking for someone who maybe hasn't had any, and and might be a bit of a, you know, a flame thrower. And either way what you know. Are you concerned? I mean, if if you get someone who's never done anything like this before it could go either way, I don't think that that matters is much as it does that the individual have. I guess what we would call intellectual curiosity. So if they have a willingness to learn to understand local government into to grow in that capacity. I think we'll have a we'll have a wonderful may Oriole appointment, and hopefully they will seek the office permanently. By the way, these auditions on the twenty ninth will they be? I mean, not dancing, certainly. But will they be making a pitch they will? So all the applicants have a registered with the borough office. We will be able to assess and and make sure that they've voted in the borough of Brock and pull up that information. They also submitted their resume and a letter of interest and during that public meeting they will for five minutes. Tell everyone council and all those in attendance, why they want to be the mayor of the borough Braddock credit quite a local moment at Tina do say the council president of the brat borough Braddock, Pennsylvania, former steel town that's seen quite a bit of a comeback under. It's previous mayor now looking for a new one through auditions thank you so much. Thank you. This message comes from here. And now sponsor indeed when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. With indeed posted job in minutes. Set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates. And when you need to hire fast, accelerate your results with sponsor jobs. New users can try for free when you sign up at indeed dot com slash NPR, podcast, terms, conditions, and quality standards apply. Communities across the country have been grappling with outbreaks of overdoses from the synthetic drug known as k two or spice, it can cause people to hallucinate lose consciousness, even die. Remember last summer, a dangerous batch of k to the to more than a hundred overdoses in Connecticut over just two days in Washington, DC emergency officials responded to almost four hundred people in one week. Well, now the district is trying to combat use of the drug by sending out health workers to areas where k to use his highest from member station. W A M U L E U reports. On arena after noon Asada too far in her teammates huddle at the corner of peace street in north capitol in Washington p street, she says is a known hotspot the plan is to reach out to everyone that we see in this quarter talk to him bow where to get help on effects of two and prevention too, far as a community outreach specialist with the district's department of behavioral health, she's part of the small team that goes out daily to help connect people to services such as drug treatment healthcare in housing. The district has three team specifically for came to. Can we the five workers start walking up north capitol street? Some of them carried leaflets others little kids with lip balm in hannitized her as passed by Chinese food shop a group of five or six people gathered up a head starts to leave quickly that was a group of dealers, so no K to dealer. So as you can see they dispersed when we came up because that's that's usually what they do. But those aren't who too far and the teams are focused on anyway. So they keep walking up the block at the bus stop. They find a man smoking key to cigarette they stopped to speak with him. But don't linger. I mean, they always use in front of at in a way, I think that's kind of a good thing because they know that we're not affiliated with the police the goal. She says is to build trust with those. They need outreach worker. Andre Simpson von says, the drug has mostly been affecting those who are chronically homeless they're just out here. So. Why not K two is a very inexpensive drug. So the the whole purpose of doing the engagement especially to try to give them housing whatnot is to get them through because it gets discouraging just wait times housing. And so you want to bridge that gap with them. In the meantime, key to can be addictive, according to the centers for disease control and prevention and during certain weeks in twenty eighteen the DC outreach team saw overdoses daily last year. Officials say there have been more than thirty four hundred overdose cases in the district linked to K to six people have died Tanya Royster, former director of DC's department of behavioral health says it's partly because the drug is so unpredictable. So what is available on the street on any given day can be much more harmful physiologically than just the day before though Ketu is sometimes called synthetic marijuana. It's not really we'd at all. It's a bunch of herbs or potpourri that has chemical spr-. Right onto it. And the formulas are changing all the time back near p street Assad too far he says that's why it's hard to know what to expect when she approaches evil sometimes because you don't know how person's gonna react if they're using K two it could be it could be catatonic. It could be violent. It can be angry. They could just pass out immediately. You never know regardless. The district's behavioral health teams continued to be on daily safari says she runs into the same people over and over again, she says is a result of the reference some people have gone to treatment, but not all in this area. I would stay most people weren't into just aren't ready for the hope is that if we're when they are nowhere to go for here. Now, I'm Elliot. It's tough to be an independent commercial fisherman and regulations that are designed to manage fish populations. A part of the reason the government has imposed a quota system. Fishermen have to pay to catch certain kinds of fish like cod cod is deemed to be in low supply. So fishermen are only allowed to catch a limited amount of it. They can pay to lease someone else's quotas. So they can catch more, but that's expensive and makes it harder to turn. A profit. One fisherman in Maine is trying to fish more sustainably and make a living doing it. His name is Tim rider rider is the founder of New England fishmongers we caught up with him in Littleton, New Hampshire. It was visiting one of his customers chef Adam Aldrin at the Biel house in that is part of Tim writers mission to sell directly to the chef. We own a business where we saw our fish directly to our customers, restaurants and consumers alike. It's my whole life making this work. And what we've seen is when you cut out a lot of this. You know tap dancing in between seafood. We're getting. Our fish directly to our customers. Twenty four to forty eight hours after they're caught. It's a fresh fish the freshest Fisher I've ever seen has been showcased in food and wine magazine. Art crust simmers have supported us and love the fresh fish. And it really has really given me that fuel my fire. Keep doing this the people believe in what we're doing the fish is the best they ever had. It's okay. I want to talk about how you managed to catch the best fish some of these high end restaurants ever had I know that you handle liver the fish as you said you don't go to auction. You kind of get around to middleman you bring the fish directly into the kitchen, you have caught that fish. Yeah. The last stretch days, I just fish twelve out of thirteen days before we had this weather, and what we basically do we take the best care of the fish on the boat that we can we bleed our fish? We'd Bryner fish. We make sure they're packed in ice were diligently at the quality of our fish. You know, the average fish that you go and eat at an average seafood restaurant has been around for ten days and traveled seven. Thousand miles. We beat up by about ninety nine point nine percent say you're kind of like the dairy farmer who delivers his own cow's milk directly to the house. When you go out every day, you have your boat thirty six foot boat called the Finlander right Philander, one thirty six footer and Finlander to a forty seven foot LeBlanc. And when you go out how far out do you? Go Evy Aries for scalping. We're we're only two miles off the beach. But when we're hooked fishing for Pollack were sixty five to seventy miles offshore little dicey on sixty five mile offshore ride how come dice here the weather. You know, you're you're in harm's way. And if anything happens, you're what further from home and most people say we're crazy for taking a thirty six foot boats, sixty five miles offshore in January, and they might be correct about that. But one of the reasons we do that is because we can't afford to catch cod. So we pass over fish that we could catch to catch other fish because the folks of the sector system management has made us target species like offshore to stay away from cod. And it makes us risk their lives to do something that we normally wouldn't do. So you're catching Cusco and haddock and dogfish and monkfish, and as you said Pollock as well. But you mentioned something when you get the fish in. And this is rod and reel when you lower the fish in supposedly you take extra good care of it. And what is what is usually done in? What do you do differently? Well, Ron ralian, and we saw for flounders among fish you. Don't get monkfish on on rod and reel by with all the fish. We bleed are fish, and we Bryner fish lives. The bleeding part mean, we you hit the fish in a certain spot in the right, knee Oreta, and the fish pumps out all the blood. So you have no discoloration in a fillet. If you take a blood fish verse nine bled. Fish, the color of the fillets enormously different. Right. It's very similar to a hunter hunters bleed their dear. It's they sensually what we're doing with the fish after the animals done pumping the blood. We emerge it in a sea water and ice mixture to shock Chile and Brian and then layered on ice. So we take the best quality. Eighty of our seafood is you know, fish as we possibly can even scalping right now. Like, obviously, we're not bleeding every skull we catch, but we're going through our scallops and we're renting them quickly as we can in sea water packing them on ice. Really making sure we don't toss him around bruise them break, the pieces up and then gently getting them off the boat package to our customers is quick as possible. So the result is she say the bleeding partisan little bit unsettling to hear. But I suppose the fissure going to be eaten any way. But but the fact is that you're treating them in a better way. So this is what you have to do to try and beat the big guys, or at least beat the regulations because you're not going to have much greater quantity. So you have to rely on quality is that how it works. Yeah. I mean, really are not quantity. We still have to wholesale some of our fish out. But we take a lot of pride in what we do. And what one of the benefits that the culinary world is seen? There's a shelf life it holds up tremendously. Well, so he can. Irv our fish on fire fish on Wednesday and serve it on Saturday where the fish it's been around for two weeks. It hasn't been treated that. Well, he's already starting to throw out. And it's allowed us to we've had to do it to make it work because when we tried to wholesale a lot of our fish that are quality is in the no one cares. You know, we get the same price as strip fish. When we go to these places, and that's really hard because we aren't working on massive volumes. We aren't we do catch enough fish to service a lot more restaurants. Obviously my sales pitch, you know, and as our goal and our goal was also to with the businesses if I ever outgrew what I was catching to be able to help other fishermen get the best price that are doing the same things as because others are looking at us for an answer. We saw historically the worst prices and All England ground fishing at the fish that had to go to auction this year. The anyone seen in twenty years and local fishermen family fishermen paid the price of yearly us included in. That's pretty shameful that you know, we're. People are saying there's you know, there's not enough fish or this. And that or we gotta go to farm rates fish, and this all these different programs that they have, but we have all this beautiful fish coming up the day fleet that were basically throwing out or selling for pennies on a dollar people can't even make a living. So one of the ways that we've defeated that are trying to defeat that is getting that fish as quickly as possible to our customers. So they see the benefits of fresh fish and the other benefit of this too. Is a oh, Adam. And I were talking about this year is that the local fishermen is talking. I've talked to chef Adam on the boat couple times over the past couple of weeks while we're fishing. So these guys are connected with the product like they're connected with the farmer that raises the produce and the beef and everything they know who we are. And they can call us and ask us about what we're catching. He'll he'll ask you when you're out on the boat. What kind of fish you catching, and then he can plan as many accordingly. He will yet analog. These guys will call and see see what we're doing and what we're catching in it's focusing on seasonality, and we catch a lot of flounder. On Finlander to in the spring. So I'm hoping we see better better people grabbing more of the flounders. And obviously Pollock this time of year and Philander one we catch a lot of Pollick. We catch a lot of havoc in the spring. And we've seen a lot of people adapt to what we're catching people that were. Traditionally didn't wanna touch Pollock. You know, kind of had to force it on them and say try this please try this and they'd come back and said, it's great when you when you presented to them. The Pollock wouldn't you say try meaning make it or do you make something for them and say here, here's a fork Ville. I think a lot of our customers at our retail on say take this piece of Pollock can take it home and try it and tell me what you think because they're very reluctant, and they will take you home. And then it usually come back and say, wow, it was tremendously. Good, and how much more can you charge for that? Then say they pay it at the grocery store believe it or not our price off the boat are as competitive as a grocery store with the direct model because there's not that many people making as much money in the in between steps so our price to sell Adam cod in Littleton EMC off the boat is actually more forcible than the bigger companies out here, which is crazy, and that's for direct hook, you know, fish right off our boats. So are we do better by doing that? But there's not as much money made in the middle. And that's what's allowed us that really stay in business. If we didn't have this in the business, we would be out of business because it didn't work all sailing fish as many trips that have done with the beautiful hook can line Pollock that you see in food wine magazine. We came in with two thousand pounds of those fish and left with not even enough money to cover the fuel. We've we've literally wholesaled those fish out for thirty to forty cents a pound and made nothing for fish. That's considered some the best fish in the country. So it's a direct approach is people think it's only for the rich and wealthy that is actually very off off from the truth completely. So we're pretty competitive to what's going on with grocery stores or bigger chains or anything like that. And it's just the direct way that we do it. Businesses. Good. Yes. Business has been the retail under the business has been enormous. We have a huge following. And we have more and more folks saying we love what you're doing. And it's an old school way of doing business. I'm really proud of. It's a handshake in a thank you to our customers from the people that do the job, and that's fundamentals of what we've tried to do here. No, your fishermen, and they know. I believe one hundred percent and what we're doing Tim writer. Thank you so much. Thank you, all of you guys for supporting us out there very much. Question is Facebook going to have to pay for Cambridge Analytica. Maybe the question is how much will it pay? Let's back up. The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly nearing the end of its investigation into whether Facebook violated privacy rules when political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica shaped in part by alt-right consultant, Steve Bannon obtained data from tens of millions of Facebook users without their permission when the investigation wraps up. It could result in the largest fine imposed on tech company by US regulators today. So let's go to our weekly guide to the world of tech Recode. Kurt Wagner is senior editor covering social media Recode high card. Hi, robyn. So the FTC has been looking at Facebook for about ten months now since this Cambridge analytic scandal broke, what is the thinking that they're expected to issue. A a result. What are people saying? Well, there were reports at the end of the last week that the commissioners of the FTC met recently, I believe was in mid December to discuss imposing this massive fine on Facebook. And that they are close to get into the end of this investigation. Of course, the FTC is part of the federal government, which is currently shutdown. So there are some question about how soon this could actually happen report. So that some of the commissioners have been seen in their closed shutdown offices. So that's been a Tiwi people are looking at. But what is you know, Facebook guilty of here. Let's go back a little bit. Didn't they have a consent decree from twenty eleven that required them to get permission from uses of plans to share data? That's. Exactly. Right. So if we f- rewind, I guess, it was eight years at this point to two thousand eleven Facebook, head agreed to basically increase, the restrictions that they place on themselves and to get more permission from users about what data was collected and more importantly, what data was shared with other people, and they promised the FTC that they would, you know, get that permission from users before they made changes to their policies. And as we've learned with the Cambridge Olympic a situation. It does not seem as though Facebook necessarily followed that agreement that it came to which is what spurred this FTC investigation. And you know, if Facebook is found violated that agreement from two thousand eleven that's when we're going to see the fine implemented reported expected to be a record fine. Currently the most the FTC has find tech company is a Google in twenty twelve also for privacy violations that was twenty two point five million dollars, which doesn't even sound like a lot anymore. A but specially when it comes to. Tech company. How much would it have to be to be painful to Facebook? Yeah. That kind of fine anywhere in that ballpark would not be painful, at least financially Facebook is going to bring in probably m- well north of fifty billion dollars in revenue in twenty eighteen. And so, you know, even a fine of a billion dollars, which would be a massive jump over that twenty two million that Google find a few years ago would only be two percent of Facebook's revenue. Right. So there's not going to be a huge financial penalty here, or at least it seems hard to imagine the FTC could find Facebook enough for it to hurt financially. I think more importantly is will this change any of the rules and laws around what Facebook can collect? And how it uses it because that could hurt the business moving forward into the future other actions. There was a class action lawsuit filed by lawyers in the UK and the US against Facebook for the Cambridge analytic a scandal. It's just one of many lawsuits Facebook is facing. So might there be legal trouble beyond the FTC? There's definitely some potential for legal trouble. I think the FTC investigation is probably the most serious because not only does it come with this risk of financial penalty. But it does pose the risk of again, creating more regulation around the company what we've seen from some of these other lawsuits, the damage is less about, you know, financial thing. It's more about information about Facebook leaking out. So when we saw a few months ago about all these emails leaking out of Facebook that showed some of their privacy practices that was because those emails were part of a lawsuit that had been filed and then were made public. And so what we've learned from those is more about the inner workings of the company, and that's been damaging to its reputation more. So then you know, how it actually operates does is Facebook saying anything about this. No right now Facebook has been pretty much decline in common other than back in March. When this became known that the SEC FTC excuse me publicly said that it was. Investigating company. Facebook said, hey, we're participating, and you know, we're happy to answer any questions they may have otherwise they've been really silent since here, Kurt these. These might become very micro issues in look very macro right now like all of this big swath of of thought, but maybe they're just little micro things. And maybe overall people, you know, might ultimately give up in thinking that they can defend privacy. What what's your sense? I think this is has been the last two years of really been a chance for reflection on how we got here. And that a lot of these tech companies and consumers have realized that the notion of online privacy was very much ignored for the very beginning of kind of the social media craze. And no one really thought much about putting their photos in their address, and you know, their their contact lists online. And now it's coming back not only to bite, you know, consumers who feel like they've been betrayed. But it's coming back to bite these companies that took advantage of it. And so. I not sure that you know, you take Facebook fifty billion dollar revenue company and say all of a sudden you're going to be squashed into oblivion. But I do think that there's going to be some real pain when people start to wise up and leave those types of services, thank her senior editor for social media Rico. Thank you. Thank you, Robin. And here now is a production of NPR and WVU Arn association with the BBC World Service. I'm Robin young. And I'm Lisa Mullins. This is here now.
September 10, 2019: Get ready for iPhone 11
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I'm beginning at one PM eastern time and be sure to subscribe to Jefferson Grams Talking Tech podcast Wilton if you thought the twenty eighteen elections were long over think again the final undecided contests could be settled on Tuesday with a special election in North Carolina's ninth Congressional District Republican Mark Harris held a slim lead over Democrat Dan Dan McCreevy and the district following last November's vote but the state ordered a new election after evidence of absentee ballot irregularities from Harris's campaign Harris will not run in the special election instead replaced by Dan Bishop on Monday. President trump held a rally in Fayetteville marking his second trip to the state in two months to support Bishop and test test his own political strength in a state he likely needs to carry to win reelection next up hug each other and understand raw emotions. Diving community are bound together in our common love. I love the ocean. We're a tight knit community and support each other just like our show. That's diving instructor. Don Barthelme at a vigil for the victims of a dive boat fire that killed thirty four people a criminal investigation is underway into the blaze which took place ace while the boat named the conception was anchored near Santa Cruz Island in southern California on Labor Day. During a scuba expedition authorities are looking into a number of safety the issues including whether a nightwatchman was on duty when the blaze broke out before dawn the bodies of thirty three victims have been recovered from conception and surrounding areas but search and rescue efforts. Let's have yet to find the remains of the final victim coastguard officials plan to resume searching for the body on Tuesday as well as working to salvage the boat Supreme Court Justice Neal gorsuch his new novel. 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Sen. Chris Murphy on Trump's problem with spies
"Tonight on all end. It was a very close race. I think it's getting less close what we already know from the early results in North Carolina nine. We got a chance to change this country fuss. The president bounces his national security adviser. You fired or did he. John Boehner's just told me texted me. I resigned tonight what we know about the unceremonious exit over Republican perpetual war advocate and new reporting and new confusion infusion tonight over what's stopping Bahamians fleeing disaster for reaching safety in America. We don't want this Max Exodus from the Hamas when all in starts what's right now good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes. There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is John. John Bolton is no longer working with the trump administration us no longer than national security adviser fired by tweet the most humiliating way to lose his job and then having to tweet out that no no no. He wasn't fired because he'd already offered to resign but he's out now John Bolton was one of the most aggressive advocates of US military intervention over the last twenty years the American public life he notoriously could not get confirmed as UN ambassador under President George W Bush contemptuous of our allies vicious infighter who who had bureaucratic carcasses left in his wake from the people he shaved pushed out ran over that is what he was known for now today. He finds himself. Pray to the same kinds of tax so that really is the good news. The bad news is the guy who hired him is still there. Donald Trump has now burned through three national security advisor. Mike Flynn learn today today. You'll be sentenced later this year for lying the FBI John Bolton has been indicted so he has that going for him but even with all the national security adviser turnover from day one the president president has had no coherent foreign policy vision aside from a very palpable. I think genuine affection for brutal strongman the rest of the plan seems to just do the opposite of whatever Obama did for anyone tempted to think that Bolton's departure signals some kind of dovish turn president trump here the facts underdog trump the pace as of airstrikes has increased almost every area in which the US military's engaged in fact according to the La Times quote the United Nations Mission Afghanistan reported recently the US air strikes an Afghan security forces killed more civilians in the first half of two thousand nineteen then the Taliban did the trump administration has escalated the US wagons Shebab shebab militants in Somalia watching one hundred twenty three airstrikes since early two thousand seventeen. That's four times as many as Obama station conducted over years. Zuma believe that means more civilian casualties but it's hard to for sure how many civilians have been killed since the administration also stopped reporting civilian casualties from drone strikes. You're still engaged in strikes and at least seven different countries unlike President Obama President trump has struck the Syrian government of Assad twice. Perhaps notably before trump the John Bolton he pulled out of Iran deal pushing US closer to some kind of full blown conflict with that country Bolton's firing comes just days after the president's swooped swooped into essentially snatch defeat from the jaws of possible victory vis-a-vis months of painstaking negotiations to attempt a youth redraw from Afghanistan negotiate with the Taliban all because the president insisted on a big event that would give him credit for a deal that he had little to do with and in so doing top of the whole thing over or now resuming more intense military action in Afghanistan Ghanistan meanwhile North Korea says it is willing to hold talks the US they just launched missiles and trump is downplaying the fact that they are blowing stuff up. We've learned the lesson semaphore. The personnel can always be worse. Donald Trump's White House. The personnel is this isn't the cause of the problem remains. Donald Trump joining me in our resident expert and all things Foreign Foreign Policy Andrea Mitchell. NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent anchor of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports the writing on the wall was there for a while on this so not not surprising but still sudden very indeed to be fired on twitter and experience that Rex Tillerson and Dan Coats and and you know those now third three prominent national security officials have experienced is not only humiliating but in this case there was pushback back immediate pushback from John Poulton in real time tweeting texting to our colleagues to other news reporters that he had resigned at not been fired tired so there was a lot of contention there and then very shortly after an hour or so later the briefing that he was supposed to attend in the briefing room where the Secretary Equatoria state was clearly triumphant after months of tension over foreign policy key issues North Korea Afghanistan ran with John Bolton the August smiles and saying that they were clearly disagreements. There was no attempt to cover up their friction. Yeah the PUP was positively beaming. It looked like he he was his birthday party. You know what here's what strikes me and what I think is so notable about the president's strange abrupt announcement of that ill-fated Camp David summit with the Taliban and the Afghan president. It seems very clear to me that Donald Trump wants some big diplomatic win. He wants at some iconic moment where he shaking hands at on the front page of the paper and it's Donald Trump dealmaker donald trump peacemaker and it seems to me that he is desperate to find that anywhere that he can at this moment well that is the concern of many foreign policy experts Chris the here you have the show of the stepping across across the DMZ and to North Korea you have in fact the first Singapore summit but followed up by the Hanoi meeting which ended disastrously justly and then a third meeting when you still have not had a single proffer of what the with the weapons inventory is from North Korea that was what he promised in Singapore to explain what he's got and then start g g `accessing his nuclear weapons not only that not happened but the president has been dismissing the seriousness of the short range missile launches as not important because they were not part of the Singapore promise when in fact they have made significant advances in North Korea on on their weaponry then again Iran saying now that he is willing to meet without preconditions well. This is better than military conflict with Iran. If it results since something we could expect now is all the signals are there could be a meeting with President Ruhani in New York and most importantly this Camp David. I think ill-conceived notion the week before or the weekend before the week of nine eleven to have the Taliban coming to Camp David of all places have them coming to Washington which the United States at all when the Afghan leadership was completely sidelined here but this is again something that had been blessed Vice Secretary Pompeo so you have this case this and the North Korean negotiations are fully embraced by the Secretary of State again diplomacy is better uh-huh war but what have we got all of this and where is the American leadership clearly the president now goes into the UN meetings with no one being able to trust that they can talk to any of his advisors. They have to talk to him and he could change his mind by tomorrow. He likes it. Andrew Mitchell thank you so very much Gotcha don't even now for the more instead of US foreign policy under Donald Trump Daniel Benjamin for Middle East Policy Adviser in foreign policy speech at the White House State Department and for the US Senate and they'd price warmer spokesperson Senior Director National Security Council now Msnbc National Security analysts Dan. I've Seen Democrats with sort of two reactions like yes. It's good John Bolton's out but also we don't love chaos your read a good day or a bad day for US foreign policy well look. I think this is a good day in a bad period. Bolton is somebody who broke the interagency process who who before getting the job declared imprinted we should bomb not just Iran but North Korea who took us to the brink of war with Iran now the idea that the only thing standing between between Donald Trump between John Bolton and war with Iran was the restraint and good judgement of Donald Trump who spent the last week raging at the weather. It's something that you give us all pause. You know there's also there's also I think a turning point in Bolton's estimation in the presence view net and that was the Venezuela situation which Bolton was very clearly had kind of wrangled control Venezuela and I think had sold the president that they were. GonNa essentially topple the Madero government. There's the note the Tourism Bolton comes out with both five thousand troops to Colombia like written on a notebook so everyone can can see it and then that whole thing didn't really work out the entire enterprise was was botched watched a classic like John Bolton sniffing around for a place for the US to flex its muscle way well in some ways. Chris it culminated in a very public and especially Ashley Disastrous Way the US government essentially announced that there would be a coup underway in Venezuela only to have it never materialized and Donald trump is someone when he is a showman right. He is someone who wants the spectacle. He wants the action he wants the drama and so when the administration gave this dramatic preview of with a forthcoming a coup the removal of President Maduro Venezuela I think President Trump was looking forward to that only to be sorely disappointed by it not only John Bolton to be fair but also to others within administration who had really oversold the prospects for regime change there and and more broadly oversold I think the influence that the American government has any any transition like that you know one of the lessons we've learned about. US military intervention is your intentions engines matter less than what actually happens right but it strikes me that it's the same on diplomacy. I mean it's so clear. The president is palpably desperate for big deal now but there's none of the none of the stuff under the process to produce the actual diplomatic breakthrough. Oh that's right. I think he's thirsty for a huge agreement with very very clearly Iran. He's blowing up the the cell phone of the Iranian president trying to get a meeting but if you haven't done your work if if you don't have the the leverage if you don't have policy coherence if you don't have a basic competent strategy if you can't get out of your own way to make a deal like that as we saw this weekend again with Afghanistan then you're really sunk and you're you're left with this kind of policy adrift of half finished deals and pandemonium in in policy chaos. Do you think that that were for all the pandemonium and chaos in this kind of like diplomatic thirsty which the president is evincing which again better better than him desperate to start a military intervention. We should be very clear does it. How much does it matter whether it was the successor who the successor is here well I. I think Donald Trump is going to have a very hard time. Finding a successor someone who will willingly raise her his hand to take a job that has seen the three incumbents disgraced one is in federal court today awaiting sentencing the second was a ingloriously dismissed and of course John Bolton depending on whom you believe was either fired or I think more and probably resigned but even if he does find that person the job that Donald Trump wants to install this individual and is not the role of national security the adviser the traditional role of national security advisor in many administrations has been to play that of honest broker not only not to allied arguments and disagreements but actually the surface them in a deliberative inclusive interagency process that has all of the views incorporated. What Donald Trump wants on the other hand. I think is someone Mike Mike Pompeo someone who at least pretends to see the world the way he does someone who can whisper in here and give private candidate vice and and usually keep that advice a private Donald Trump does not want to hear the views of the Inter Agency. Donald Trump doesn't want to hear the views and the National Council Staff He wants this this whisperer and I think he's going to have a very hard time finding someone who is both competent and willing to take this job yeah that I mean there is no deliberation. There's no process it's really happening in that White House. As far as we can tell no. That's exactly right. Trump famously said in two thousand sixteen I alone can fix it and he seems determined to test that proposition. We had no secretary of defense fence for two hundred and four days confirmed which is record. We have no secretary of Homeland Security or deputy confirmed. We have no director of national intelligence or deputy confirmed. The White House Chief of Staff is acting acting these are the people who are responsible as ned. Well knows having sat in these deliberations as well. These are the people responsible for coordinating the actions actions by the government to protect the American people and on the eve of nine eleven. It's true that we can all debate how much influence anyone policy advisor has over trump and whether it matters if it's a hawkish or a national security adviser but the simple lack of capable people willing to go in there and risk being fired by tweet and trump's unwillingness to put what people in these jobs and delegate meaningful authority creates real chaos and real vulnerability for the United States Dan Benny. Thank you both this hour. We're getting the first returns. The highest stakes congressional election of the year North Carolina's ninth district election. Were millions of dollars spent President Vice. President campaigned a district that the Republican candidate should win walking the way. It's a district that Donald Trump won by twelve points in two thousand sixteen Republican candidate last time around got caught engaging and election fraud so massive election was invalidated by the State Board of elections so this is the do over tonight joining me now is MSNBC national political correspondent. Steve Kornacki were just getting the first numbers and Steve. What what are you seeing Chris. We've got well over the first numbers here. Almost half the vote will be once we get the Mecklenburg early vote. Basically what you've got. Here is all the early vote minus one county. There's eight counties stories that are in this district seven of the eight. We have the early vote for we say the early vote in North Carolina. The early vote is half or more of all the vote. That's going to be cast so let me you take us through what we have so far again this tiny little sliver. Here's Mecklenburg County. That's a third of the district that suburban Charlotte. That's the only place where waiting on the early vote but what we can do is we can compare the early vote right now to what the early vote was last. November and remember last November Dan McCreary the Democrat was running any basically battled the Republican to a tie talk about all the election fraud that took place if he can basically say that was a tie so compare his early vote level now versus last November is he he running at or above that level that would bode well for him as he running below it that would bode poorly for. Let's start in Union county the Republican bastion here. This is also a third of the district. Dan and Bishop the Republican wins the early vote fifty six forty four however what was it in two thousand eighteen mccreadie got forty four tonight in twenty eighteen. He got forty one so so he has improved on his two thousand eighteen showing in the Republican bastion of the district again a third of the population right there next door Anson County. This is sixty eight percent from a creepy in twenty eighteen sixty six percent. He's improved in the early vote. We got a little bit of the same day in here but I can tell you Richmond county it was fifty one percent eighteen for McCready Fifty two percents tonight improves on the early vote sixty one percent in Scotland in the early vote fifty seven for McCready in two thousand eighteen notice a pattern here Robinson County McCreevy sixty three in the early revote. You're looking at sixty one in twenty eighteen bladen county the other Republican area here fifty one percent for Bishop Bishop get he got excuse me what are the Republican get last last time fifty-seven again less Republicans more for the Democrats and Cumberland County just to finish it up fifty six forty four. It was fifty six forty three last November for so again. We are waiting here on the population center Mecklenburg. I can tell you that in the early vote in two thousand eighteen mccreadie won the Mecklenburg portion fifty to forty one so basically see there's a few precincts that have reported but this is basically the early vote plus a little same day you can expect a massive jump up from mccreadie when the Mecklenburg early vote comes in and it would mean unless there's a surprising that Mecklenburg early vote it would mean that Bishop needs huge election day turnout now and he needs to do much better on election day this time then the Republican did last November otherwise these early vote numbers are very positive for McCreevy so we'll we'll see but if you're the democratic campaign and you're looking at these early vote members. I think it's safe to say you got everything you wanted out of him. That is very very interesting. Steve Bladen County which you just mentioned there of course was the county where the alleged criminal conspiracy to get people's ballots happened last last time around. We should note here. I mean this is a pretty red district. I mean I think it's almost better than any district. That was one in twenty eighteen. Yes in Chris here. It is Mecklenburg. I said we're waiting on. It and you can see now what this means is. All of the early vote has just come in and Mecklenburg County again artist Charlotte suburbs. We said McCreevy got fifty eight last November remember. I can't tell you that it's twenty eight percent means also twenty eight percent election day precincts are into it looks like I guess here would be. He performed better than he did in two thousand eighteen that would complete the cycle but he's running at sixty percent again. What did McCreevy get overall when all the voting was counted mccreadie less. Excuse me in Mecklenburg last November November McCreevy got fifty four so again you expect bishop to do better as their start to count the election day. Vote here but about a third of the quarter with third of that's already counted you factor that in and look what that has done to the district wide margin here. Dan McCreary the Democrat now with all the early vote in and some of the same day counted. He's at a nine point lead. I can tell you when you count all the early vote last November. The lead for Dan McCready was five points so he is running better than that right now again with with the same day vote coming in bishop's. GonNa need some big same-day numbers here. Chris big question now is whether any that early vote was essentially cannibalizing same devotes through enthusiasm but right now ahead of all the benchmarks McCreevy against Bishop there and we're GONNA keep checking in with you this is this is a fascinating race. I mean this is. This is sort of a marquee back. Ah Battleground Stephen. You know we had a bunch of times in two thousand seventeen. We could dip in with special in two thousand eighteen. We had the midterms. This is our first real kind of on on the ground. Look at the political terrain in this off year and it's fascinating what we're seeing software. Steve Kornacki. We will see you again through the hour with further updates on. I keep monitoring during that next new reporting why. ATC informant was pulled from Russia shortly after the two thousand sixteen election after having over helping Intel for decades Senator Chris Murphy on that story and the firing of John Bull. Hey it's Chris Hayes from MSNBC every day. Yeah I come to the office and we make a television show an everyday. I think to myself. They're so much more. I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole audio behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see Lee out every day. They're driven by big ideas each week. I sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain Blaine why this is happening new episodes of why is this happening every Tuesday. Listen for free. Wherever you get your podcast tonight there now multiple credible reports that in two thousand seventeen the United States extracted a prized high level spy from Russia amid fears for this person's safety fears of their identity could be compromised normalized that informant is believed to interacted regularly with Vladimir Putin and fed the information about Putin's role in ordering the two thousand sixteen operation to sabotage Abba Taj our presidential election. CNN was I broke the story about the decision to remove the former senior Russian official reporting that came after that infamous may twenty twenty Seventeen Oval Office meeting in which President Trump discussed highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister than Russian ambassador. The decision came amid concerns that trump administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert sources spy. CNN's reporting was followed by pieces from our own NBC News Times and Washington Post all which advance the story in varying ways post reporting that while trump's disclosure of classified information alarm national security officials it alternately quote was not the reason for the decision to remove the CIA but the post and ties reporting the officials grew increasingly worried for their acid safety after according to the Times intelligence officials revealed the severity of Russia's election interference with unusual detail in part because this asset was the American government's best insight into the thinking of orders from Mr Putin. I'm joined now by Democratic Senator Chris Murphy Connecticut a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. What do you make of all this center well. I think you are exposing a conflict that is inherent in intelligence gathering the most important intelligence often ultimately does need. I need to be made public in a way that allows for public policy makers to be able to make decisions and so in this case it may be that this intelligence about the ways in which Russia affected the two thousand sixteen election was so important that it ultimately did have to be disclosed in order to move the public and to move policymakers to action that is something that happens often a- and often leads to intelligence sources having to be withdrawn or channels shut down but I also think it stands to reason that the president's loose lips about intelligence likely chills our ability to gather this Intel abroad as well and what the president has a problem with is not human intelligence intelligence is just any intelligence that contradicts what he wants to believe it especially puts in jeopardy those that are collecting intelligence abroad that ultimately is going to be at odds with trump's worldview whether it be in Russia or North Korea so I think it's likely that both of these scenarios that have have been played out as to why the asset was withdrawn could be true. I don't normally think of the president is a kind of virtue ethicist who has kind of bright lines of moral do's and don'ts but this this is reporting that he has privately said that foreign spies can damage relations with their host countries and undermine his personal relationships that are leaders in the present believe. We shouldn't be doing that to each other. We shouldn't be spying on each other. which I I just seems like a person who is not too fast idiocy about moral transgression? I was surprised by that view well. I I I think that's simply because some of the most important human intelligence that has been handed to him contradicts the way in which he wants to see the world right. He was being given intelligence reports. We we now know giving him. Definitive proof that Putin may have been directly overseeing the interference in the two thousand sixteen election which led to Donald Trump's election. He was given plenty of intelligence to tell him that Kim Jong UN was indeed a really horrible person not worthy of a face to face tete-a-tete with the president but that's not what he wanted to hear are and so I think it stands to reason that he ultimately doubts human intelligence because a lot of human intelligence. He's been getting tells things that aren't interesting to write you this morning in the wake of the Boltons ignominious and very publicly humiliating departure I'm legitimately shaken by the great instability American Foreign Policy Today I'm no Bolton Fan but the worlds coming apart and revolving door of US leadership is disappearing America from the world. Just the most were stable. American hand is most needed counterpoint also John Bolton's gone right and so I think my statement maybe lacked some subtleties necessary in these moments so obviously John Bolton's departure and how we evaluated is dependent on who replaces so we can assume that there's no one worse than John Bolton but in fact there may yeah yes I agree. That's a dangerous assumption is a dangerous assumption to me second. It can also be true that trump is picking really bad people for these jobs but it is also dangerous. Chris to cycle through bad people so quickly that it makes it really hard for us to be credible in the world on the things that are not that controversial and there are plenty of things things that we actually don't fight about that the national security adviser and the Secretary of State and the Department of Defense represent the world represent America abroad. You can't be credible in any of those issues if you're just pushing people through these posts so quickly and so I'm simply raising the point that we should be upset. The John Bolton was ever in that position but we should also be upset that the president president is moving people through these jobs so quickly because that damages our credibility on all sorts of stuff that Democrats and Republicans actually agree on Senator Chris Murphy. Thank you as always for being with me tonight. Thanks the former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaab on the trump swath and why he says the president. I'm just putting his own interests out of the nation's. We'll shop joins me next. It is election night in North Carolina they marquee reese race in the ninth district and for the latest and the results go back to the big board with Steve Kornacki Stephen Yacht all right Chris Ui told you again they do this basically early in two parts here it says twenty six percent of the vote is in don't be fooled actually a lot more of the voters in what this means that all of the early vote in the early vote give or take jake is going to be half of all the votes cast that is in and then on top of that basically one quarter of all of the election day. That's folks who went out to the polls. Today and vote is basically that means. We suspect more than sixty percent of the vote is in right now in this district so we told you the early vote always favors the Democrats McCreevy. We can tell how you he performed two point seven points higher better in the early vote now than he did last fall so that was the upshot of the early vote for Dan McCready. He improved approve off of his baseline from last November. That was very good newsroom the question now for McCready the question now for Bishop the question for anybody interested in this is going to be a same. Dave vote surge for Dan Bishop. You can see if you remember earlier. McCreevy's lead was nine points. It's now down to six. I would expect that to continue to shrink. We can show you basically basically what we're looking at now county-by-county. It looks like this the action starts in Mecklenburg. This is the South Charlotte suburbs basically have got more than a quarter of the same day vote in here when all the votes were counted in Mecklenburg in two thousand eighteen. Dan McCreevy had fifty four percent of the vote in Mecklenburg so expect this number to come down same day devotes probably a little more bishop friendly but if this number ends up when you get up to one hundred percent here if McCreevy is at above fifty four percent he's hit his benchmark in Mecklenburg Ackland Burke County. Keep that one in mind this is the other giant and the District Union county sort of ex urban other side of interstate four eighty five about a third of the election day. Vote is in right now this the big Republican bastion in this district you see Dan Bishop running at fifty seven percent right now the benchmark for him right here in Union County. He's probably got they get to sixty or above so he's at fifty-seven now you can expect in this big Republican County. It's GonNa get better for him. As those final votes are counted but can is it better enough that he he gets to sixty percent. You keep going Anson County mccreadie running at sixty three right now. He ended up at fifty eight here in twenty eighteen so again he wants to be at or above weary was last November. You take a look at Richmond. County is a nail biter right now where did McCreevy end up here in two thousand eighteen fifty percent so he's just hovering at that line right now. This is the only county we have one hundred percent of the vote in this is not a big one Scotland County McCreevy at fifty-six percent here. What did he get here. In two thousand eighteen fifty six percent take a look Robison County here same day coming in McCreevy at sixty three percent here again. fifty-six percent was his number when all was said and done so again he. I just want to stay above that fifty. Excuse me forty eight for McCreevy and blatantly other Republican part of this district forty. One is the number he wants to stay above and we can finish up in Cumberland. That's the president last night Fayetteville. This is the area he was in McCreevy fifty-six percent and again. This was fifty. One percent is the number wants to stay above here so none of the same day voters voters counter here so we will see but again. I'm going to click on this and see if we've got more votes in looks like it's still stable from where he began. It's basically game now to see what was the turnout today the the election day turnout. It's got to be big for Bishop. It's got to break to him. At least decisively typically does for Republicans because he's got to make up some ground now because McCreevy over performed formed in the early vote Chris Striking to me that the one county if I understand you correctly we're basically we've got all the vote that McCreevy's running at fifty six percent which that's exactly what he did last time we essentially a tie we can't say for sure because of the election fraud what the actual number should have been but essentially a tie this was fifty so last. November remember Mark Harris was the name of the Republican fifty six forty two this is this is the best individual bid of data. We have up here on the board right now for Republicans against against Scotland County. This is about three percent of the district. This is tiny to be basically a point above harasses twenty eighteen level. That's the best piece of news he's got here. All all right Steve Kornacki we will check back in this is fascinating meanwhile growing pressure tonight on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross falling new letter from Chairman Elijah Cummings about the oversight committee's investigation into the reported conflicts of interest for the self proclaimed billionaire insisting Ross comply with the committee's request for documents also so dealing with the Inspector General at the Commerce Department whose opened a probe in an unsigned statement from Noah and Ross's role in sharpy gate. That story broke open yesterday yesterday when the New York Times reported that Ross threaten to fire top employees at Noah after the agency's Birmingham Office contradicted president trump's claim that hurricane during might hit Alabama no reportedly bowed to the pressure releasing an unsigned statement on Friday backing up the president. I should tell you Ross denies the time story today hey the acting no administrator happened to be in Alabama where he defended that statement in which is organizations sided with the president over its own scientists but he also expressed support for the quote good intent of the forecasters in the Birmingham office and so what this president the helm the future of Noah and secretary Ross remain very much in doubt me now to talk more about that as Walshaw. He's the former director of the office of Government Ethics now a senior advisor at the citizens for responsibility in Washington so there's there's sort of three issues with Ross at least walt as far as I can tell there's the fact that he appears to have lied before Congress on the census question. There's what has happened with no and then the conflict of interest issues that Elijah Cummings is investigating. Maybe we should start with those. How serious do you view those conflicts. I think this is really serious because even though we're just talking about one press release and an embarrassing episode involving the President Making a mistake and refusing to admit it what what we're really talking about is noah changing data in order to please the president and that undermines the credibility of the data noah puts. It's out now. Noah's in the Department of Commerce for reason it produces data that businesses and investors rely on not just at know about at other agencies and you know with the evidence that Wilbur Ross may have threatened these people with firing for having told the truth and having live to the Congress about who initiated the question on the demographics you know citizenship for the census that it really calls into question what else he may be tampering with that we don't even know about there's the recourse here is there are not many recources. I mean obviously they can try to bring before the Committee Committee. They can impeach cabinet secretary if you so choose the I G has a report. How do you see this sort of binding constraints on Ross here. You know unfortunately unfortunately what we've learned over the past two and a half years is that the systems we had in place to protect against abuses a lot more fragile than we ever thought. I don't have a lot of hope that there or is much that can be done except hopefully shine some light on what's really going on here and we've seen in the past that can create enough pressure that somebody's out but it can also serve to deter this kind of misconduct. People do seem to be responsive to public pressure and the administration on some issues and so it's always worth pushing on this. I want to play for you as someone who has been thinking about both in and out of government the conflicts of interest and the threats they pose a defense since that a Congressman Kevin McCarthy who's of course the Republican leader in the house gave of public dollars being spent on the presence hotels something that we now know has been documented obviously vice president Mike Pence and Dune bag airforce crewman staying at his property in Scotland and this was congressmens defensive. Take a listen in the president's resorts are hotels owns of people are traveling. It's just like any other hotel. I know people look at it I don't know that that's a different than anything. Else is a different that if I go and stay at a Marriott here or eat at the trump. The president is asking me to to. It's he's competing in a private enterprise. It's nothing something that he controls in that process. So if it's in the process they can't stay there. What do you think of that. You know he's a smart guy. This is just as disingenuous as you could hope to see a member of Congress being members of his own calmer. caucus are throwing rowing events fundraising events and other events at trump properties and they're showing up there at other people's events. This is not just a coincidence that that somebody winds up at the trump resort for one thing he gave the example of the Marriott versus the trump resort where there's a huge cost difference there and if you're winding up at the trump resort it's for the reason and that reason in many cases seems to be that the president is behind it and we have a president who hasn't done anything to deter people from doing that in fact quite right the opposite he's encouraged when this news about air force personnel staying at his resort and turnberry came out. He tweeted that they showed good taste and doing doing it well. I don't know about their taste but what they showed US poor judgment because the American people don't have any basis to have confidence that it wasn't chosen to enrich the president president all right Walter Shaab great heavy back. Thanks for joining 's next more confusion tonight on how hurricane survivors are meant to reach safety in America latest reporting the Bahamas after this the official death toll in the Bahamas after hurricane during now fifty people but that number is expected to jump quite a bit one reported tweeted out a quote from an Avocado residents saying quote I saw eighty bodies. There are at least a thousand people dead. Ed Mile and there are reports that there are still hundreds perhaps even thousands of people that are still missing according to United Nations seventy thousand people seventy thousand homeless homeless the Bahamas he's our neighbors and our allies as Americans and they're going through an unfolding humanitarian crisis just as we also what happened when desperate people fleeing the destruction service station in the Bahamas were off a ferry going from Freeport Bahamas to Lauderdale Florida. There's a lot of confusion the ferry company blamed customs and Border Protection who then blamed the ferry company. Donald trump wait in casting aspersions baselessly on the survivors of this natural disaster quote some very bad people and very bad gang members. There's in some very very bad drug. Dealers gone to the Bahamas and that now the US need to keep those people out who are trying to come in now appears the customs and Border Protection is in fact closing the door on these folks stipulating restrictions and doubling down on requirements here with me now New York Times correspondent Francis Robots who has been reporting on the crisis in the Bahamas us there was a lot of confusion about what you need as a as someone on the Bahamas to get the US now has that confusion been cleared up. It has been cleared out. I mean and even customs and border. Protection didn't seem to know yesterday what the requirements were dependent on what time of day you ask them who you asked and so the final answer is the the policy is that you cannot get on a ferry with only a passport and a good conduct certificate. You need a visa and so there was a feeling on Sunday night. You know well. There's a category I five Hurricane Lebron all these homeless people. Let's let them go and then that's the rule that they decided not to be flexible on so just to be clear that means people that it or not as I understand it are in the capital to get that visa have to travel to US embassy in the midst of this wreckage and perhaps homeless without papers have to go. Oh about finding some way to get a visa. Is that right not just a visa actually. There's there's an easier stab. They can get a good conduct certificate. You can't travel that way but you would have to be traveling from Nassau you'd or you're on a plane and so if you're trying to get on a boat with out of travel visa that's a problem so what we know. Is that one thousand five hundred. Bahamians has requested the good conduct certificate from the Police Department yesterday Chris in one single day and we also know that about four thousand people came into the United States from the Bahamas and the last week so we're definitely going to be expecting far more people in the days to come you also been covering for a while the aftermath after the Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico the aftermath of what happened there and there were some really startling news today and I was sort of surprised it did not blow up more than a form. EMMA FEMA official is accused of taking bribes in the recovery from Hurricane Maria and was indicted today. Tells me what happened there. That's absolutely right. The A senior official in charge of the electrical restoration in Puerto Rico it seems that she was in a romantic relationship with the top contractor a contractor that got about two billion billion with a B. dollars in contracts to put to restore the energy and Puerto Rico and so I do think that there's going to be a little bit of a fuzzy line between accepting Bingham bribe and having a romance with a top contractor she's not being accused of taking money and paper bags but you know hotel trips CBS airline flights helicopter rides and then turning around and going into meetings and fema looking like she was an advocate for this company. I mean there is e mails males in and text messages or she looks like she's their representative in these meetings and that is going to be a big problem. I just WanNa make sure I'm tracking this story. This is a FEMA official who works in the United States federal government who is tasked with overseeing the restoration of the grid which of course is the single biggest issue on Puerto Rico notoriously unreliable problems problems with prep. Oh that runs it and she was romantically involved with the person that ran the company that got a two billion dollar contract from the Federal Government to restore the grid. I I don't think they were in a romantic relationship. When they got the contract. I think the relationship developed in that year that everybody's spent on the grounds trying to get the power back up up and so they're very adamant about that. It's like wait a second. He hadn't even met her when this thing started but then you see evidence of her in meetings saying well. Oh you know I think this. These guys should be the ones to take care of that explosion and that damaged equipment. Oh I think these guys should get this much for this project and so it's a it's a big problem when she was size. She's facing ten federal charges all right Francis Robots. Thank you so much reporting on both of these issues when we return. Steve Kornacki is back with the latest on that North Carolina special election a nail biter. Don't go anywhere in. We're watching that congressional election in North Carolina as results come in tonight. North Carolina is in many ways the most egregious example of the Republican Party's escalating attempts to locked in their political power even if they do not win a majority of votes Republicans North Carolina gerrymandered the State so ruthlessly after twenty ten the state's congressional seats went from quote a seventy six democratic edge to a ten three Republican four Chris North Carolina has had their gerrymandered maps by numerous courts both on racial and partisan grounds. They also introduced one of the strictest voter. Id Laws in the nation the argument of Democrats progresses and voting rights activists has always been that all of this was purely cynical and mercenary temp to use the levers of power of government to disenfranchise young voters people of Color and other democratic constituencies but now we have the smoking smoking gun showing that that is true and it comes from the mastermind behind this whole thing Thomas Hoff eller a Republican political consultant who passed away last year following following his death. His daughter turned over his hard drives that contained quote at least seventy thousand files and several years of emails showing exactly what Mr Hawthorne was up to. Here's you just one example the big historically black college in the country North Carolina State University in Greensboro North Carolina in the maps that he helped draw according to New Yorker that college is conveniently sliced in half which means half of those black voters go to one congressional district represented by Republican and half of those voters go to another congressional district art represented by Republican. How did that get there well here. It is if file called Greensboro master race a color coded map showing the black voting population by district even down to dorm by dorm addresses on campus so they could draw the line through the campus which to be clear as meant to dilute the black vote by spreading it between those two Republican Congressional districts heartfelt also instrumental in voter. Id Laws and he was one of the people behind the idea of using a citizenship question the census. If you WANNA look the architect of a vision of a Republican Party that has lost majority support but continues to rule from minority it is this guy and it is all there in black and white as for the North Carolina district that was well almost fraudulently taken by Republicans last time around those results. We're getting a lot more interesting as the night goes on back with us. MSNBC NATIONAL POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT Steve Kornacki for the latest out of North Carolina Nine Chris. This one has gotten and considerably tighter member. We talked about Dan McCready over performing in the early vote. We said the question then became Cain. Dan Republican do the same in the same day vote that isn't that what I was supposed to press their. We are getting an answer to that question in the most Republican part of this district. This is one third of the district in terms of the population. The answer is symphonic. Yes right now half of the same day. Vote is in in Union County. This is sort of Charlotte excerpts here again. We said about fifty nine sixty was the benchmark for bishop to hit here. He's absolutely cleaning up on election day with more vote to come so you can expect to things to happen here. Is this final vote comes in Union county number one. I think this number is probably going to go up so he'll probably exceed the twenty level for Republicans in this district also just given the size of this place. He's going to build more of a plurality in union county honey. What that means is that this margin right here district wide that McCreevy enjoys right now two thousand seven hundred and eight votes. That's the mccreadie margin when you add in Union Union County and where that's going. That's probably going to erase it. That probably will be enough to bishop into the lead so what will be left after that you go to the eastern part of this district trick. There's still vote coming in most of these counties. Pardon me basically what you can expect you. If you use twenty eighteen as a benchmark for this thing how the election in days vote broke on two thousand eighteen in eastern part of it. I don't see a clear advantage. That's likely to emerge for either candidate and remember the eastern part of this district less populated within those two counties. You have right there right outside of Charlotte so what that really means then if you get out of Union county if this is a wash here that leaves one a piece of real estate left on the map. It's the smallest but it's also the largest in terms of population and Mecklenburg County and now this is new since the last time we've got more than a quarter of the election day vote in Mecklenburg County South Charlotte suburbs. A third of the districts population here again mccready over performed in the early vote. The question is can he keep that up in the same day vote given what's happening in Union County. He has to in the same day vote in two thousand eighteen. McCreevy McCreevy lost by three tenths of a point. I think he needs to win it tonight. Right now. With a quarter of the vote a little bit more than a quarter of the same day vote counted in Mecklenburg. He still will act sixty percent. He was at sixty percent when they went to count it. What's the number basically to look at here as this vote comes in as this twenty-eight gets bigger. How far does is that sixty tick down. He got fifty four percent here on election day twenty eighteen if he is above fifty four percent when we count all the vote here that might be enough to wipe out. The bishop is getting out of Union county if he's not bishop get this thing okay so what I'm hearing from you. If I can synthesize this is that this looks like shockingly similar to everyone hitting the benchmarks that we're hitting twenty eighteen that made this thing basically a dead he yes but the question now I think becomes Kim Kim McCreevy overperform the benchmark on the same day in Mecklenburg and it's the national story. We're talking about Chris because what is Mecklenburg. This is that we say it's the suburbs highly l. e. educated higher income. This is a place this slice of the district trump won in two thousand sixteen. He won the Mecklenburg portion of the district by three points mccreadie won it by ten points so it's that story. We talked about nationally. That's higher educated suburban areas that went from trump to the democratic side and again the the national question here besides who wins this is that trend is it alive and well in September twenty one thousand nine hundred. Is it getting stronger in twenty nine thousand nine than we saw in two thousand eighteen. McCready needs it to be at least as as strong and probably a bit stronger but with twenty eight percent in he's holding at six. He finished at fifty four. He's holding sixty right right now. It's amazing how much this sort of topography here has changed when you think that trump was carrying that just three years ago and you see this all throughout the country and all kinds of suburban counties county and District Steve Kornacki. Thank you so much for your time. WE'RE GONNA keep monitoring throughout the night that does it for all in. You can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on. MSNBC don't forget like us on facebook. That's facebook dot com slash all in with Chris Hayes Christie's from MSNBC every day. I come to the office and we make television show and every every day I think to myself. There's so much more. I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. 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Thanks for joining US pulls her close and the vote count is underway in North Carolina where the final race of the twenty eighteen congressional midterms is finally being decided and could have a lot to say about twenty twenty. We're going to bring you the latest on that as we learn. Moore's the votes are being counted along with new. CNN polling on whether voters think that president trump deserves zurve to be reelected new numbers tonight we begin though keeping them honest with forced departure the president's third national security adviser John Bolton from a White House that that source close to the administration calls it quote a real snake pit the source who spoke the lead's Jake tapper goes on to say it is run by quote an erotic president who is hard to manage and who brings out the worst sensibilities and people on quote. We also find out who fires people on twitter. I'm quoting now. I informed John Bolton last night. That has services says no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions as did others administration on the administration and therefore I asked John for his resignation which was given to me this morning which by the way ambassador Bolton disputes that account. He says he offered his resignation last night and the president told him quote. Let's talk about it tomorrow tomorrow. In any case it seems told the White House press office which had just announced Bolton's presents at a joint press conference this afternoon an hour later he was gone again. He is the third national security adviser be shown the door as you well know the I was Michael Flynn. He's now a convicted felon who is back in the headlines today a judge setting his sentencing date for the eighteenth of December as for the second H R McMaster the president said to be in touch with him even reportedly telling McMaster that he misses him as for Bolton. The president wants had plenty of praise for him his intelligence and perhaps most important to this president his tough guy image. I think he's a tough cookie knows what what he's talking about. John is a terrific guy. We had some really good meetings with them. Knows a lot and has a good a good a good number of ideas that I must tell you. I agree very much. I think he's going to be a fantastic. Representative of our team is highly respected by everybody. In this room great John they think a key so nasty and so tough that I have to hold him back. Okay pretty great and he's doing a great job his strong views and things but that's okay. I actually temper John. which is pretty amazing isn't it? I have different sides. I mean I have John Bolton and have other people that are a little more dovish than him and ultimately really I make the decision I I get. I like John. Those feelings have apparently been cooling all year with the clashing Iran North Korea Russia and more recently the president's plan to invite the Taliban to Camp David so was he fired for that for daring to speak out against the idea bringing the Taliban Camp David on the eve of the anniversary of nine eleven. We don't know Oh for sure because we've actually yet to hear from Bolton aside from one tweet saying that he offered to resign as much as policy differences may have factored into this the mode manner the apparent chaos a US surrounding it the sudden nature all of it speaks to something else about the way this White House in particular operates and underscores that new reporting tonight on with Jake Tapper source says says and I quote an administration with dysfunctional processes and bureaucracy one that attracts people who are willing to make the big compromise to work for trump so there especially really cutthroat. It's a real snake pit on the national security side that includes people who've come and gone like secretary of State Rex Tillerson also fired by tweet Defense Secretary James Mattis who quit quit reportedly in frustration over the president snap decision to pull out of Syria your Sin Nielsen and John Kelly. DHS denied Dan Coats and say director Mike Rogers UN Ambassador Senator Nikki Haley not all directly clash with the President before leaving or being shown the door but whatever the motivation was the amount of turnover went used to be seen as critically in critical positions is unprecedented and when many of them leave their being replaced essentially by temps. These are the acting members of his cabinet now including shooting Charles covering the new acting national security adviser the president said in his words I like acting because he says it gives them more flexibility and we might add it cuts down on dissenting points of view which might be just fine for president who considers himself his own secretary is owned best intelligence analysts even his own best hurricane forecaster as he himself said yesterday when asked why he called for then cancel the Taliban meetings. I took my own advice more now and all this Jim Kosta is at the White House. He has some new reporting on it. Jim What have you learned from sources. Well interesting. We know that one of the reasons why the president decided to fire the National Security Adviser John Bolton was because of both he and the vice president were upset with this idea that John Bolton and his team were spreading the story around that the vice president was joining with John Bolton Bolton opposing this idea of peace talks at Camp David with the Taliban but just this evening Anderson. I talked to a source close to the White House who said that the president has been complaining about John Bolton wanting to quote start a war since the beginning of his tenure as national security adviser this source close to the White House shed some light on Bolton's thinking and all of of this saying that bolden is very concerned about the president's desire to have a meeting with the Iranian President Hassan Rohani according to this source close to the White House John Embolden is worried that the president quote caves too much and his meetings with these dictators like Kim Jong the dictator of North Korea and others that the president has met with over the last three years of this administration Bolton's exit. I mean we talked about how sudden it seemed that he was scheduled to be part of a White House. Press room briefing saying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin until the president is tweet caught apparently in the White House press office by surprise. Oh that's right Anderson. I I talked to a senior official earlier today. WHO said they were essentially running around trying to figure out what was going on after the president's tweet about John Bolton but you're right I mean in addition to John. Bolton being listed as participating in this briefing reporters earlier today he was spotted outside the West wing talking on the phone seemingly only unaware of what was about to happen that he was going to be involved with his administration any longer but at that briefing with the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin when I asked the treasury secretary whether or not this national security team is basically a mess right now in light of all these departures and all this turnover. You just laid out a few moments ago. Here's what he had to say national security team of absolutely not that's the most ridiculous question. I've ever heard that let me just cite the national security already team which is what you asked consists of the national security advisor the Secretary of defense the Secretary of state myself the chief of staff and many others now Anderson. I went on to ask the treasury secretary whether or not it is hazardous to your future in the administration to disagree with the president. He said that's not true but perhaps the most telling thing that we saw during that briefing earlier today. Anderson was not something that was said it was the smiles on the faces of the Secretary of State and treasury secretary typically when somebody like a national security adviser leaves it administration not only are. They not taking questions from reporters about all of this. They're certainly not smiling about it but in the words of one administration official I spoke with earlier today about all of this. John Bolton did not have a lot of defenders left in this administration. I Anderson Mukasa Mukasa thanks very much now an exclusive conversation with Susan Rice she served first as UN ambassador and later as national security adviser for more than three years in the Obama Administration and she's author author of new book out next month called tough love my story the things worth fighting for spoke to her just before airtime investor rice when you heard the news news of John Bolton's departure were you surprised at all given the turnover and the turmoil in the White House I was surprised by the timing of because it came with little notice but I wasn't surprised that we might come to this point because it seemed quite clear that in many respects John John Bolton and his policy interests and his policy positions deviated quite dramatically from president trump's and and there have been a number of stories recently about how bulletin had been excluded or attempted to have been excluded from very important meetings where or any national security advisor would rightly be present so the fact that the the rift came to the fore and resulted in his departure itself itself was not such a surprise. I think the timing was in recall. We're not only days after the Afghan debacle but we're on the eve now of the United Nations General Assembly Gli where foreign policy will again come to the fore so it's an awkward time to have a a a No national security advisor or brand new national security security advisor reportings at the scheduled and cancelled I guess I don't know if it's summit or meeting with the Taliban camp. David was the final Straw between the president and Bolton and combined with Bolton reportedly criticizing the whole thing to journalists in the past few days if you agree with bolt on these substance of opposing that that meeting or what do you make of the idea of the meeting because it also gets to the point you made earlier which is it shouldn't be surprising given that Bolton's. I know well known positions from being on Fox News. If nothing else should have been known to the President before he was hired or would have been known to the President before it was hard well. Anderson a should have been known absolutely whether they were known or whether the president cared the time. We're only cared when it seemed to thwart his agenda is hard to judge but clearly John Bolton had some very strong views on a number of issues most most of which I disagree with him on for example Venezuela his approach to Iran Afghanistan. I think he had a very valid point it. It was an appalling judgement to invite the Taliban responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans to Camp David when they hadn't agreed to end the conflict with the Afghan government much less talk to the Afghan government so what happens now. The president's obviously fine with having having people fill jobs in an acting capacity. He's not having a press secretary doing daily briefings with the press score. He's happy just kind of handling it himself on the way to and from a helicopter it seems like he's happy not necessarily having a lot of close advisors. He seems to feel he can negotiate with Kim Jong UN on his own Vladimir Putin on his own. So what what happens next I mean whoa. How does the next national security adviser do his or her job. These are two different things so the the broader problem we have is that the national security process has completely broken down John Bolton did not convene the national security principals the cabinet level officials who are supposed to weigh in and collectively make recommendations to the president on anything like a regular basis he arrogated so much authority you to himself to the exclusion of his counterparts and decisions were not worked through with the rigor and the care that they normally are and that they need to be add to that that we have a president who could care less. It seems about history about analysis about the rigor of going through various options and weighing there perspective risks and benefits. He's making policy on the fly fly often changing his mind. Midstream is an extremely dangerous situation. You're saying this system has really broken disapproving. It has broken down in what president trump is proving is that even if we had a system that was performing as it should he could care less and he would throw the results salts out the window. So we've got two problems. We've got a dysfunctional national security process and a president who himself by virtue of the way he governs and and plays his role as commander in chief is putting our interests at grave risk in many different contexts just leslie. I want to get your reaction to today's news. CNN reporting warning that the president trump has privately repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources overseas according to multiple multiple senior officials who served under the president he reportedly fears though those assets there's covert assets will damage his relationships with foreign leaders and essentially he doesn't trust the intelligence. I mean that's it is assuming that is true. That is a seems to be remarkable breach from that's what that's what overseas operatives for the Anderson. Call it what it is. It's crazy okay. The our adversaries are using espionage including human intelligence assets against US every day for the United States to unilaterally utterly disarm and say well. We're going to renounce one of the most useful forms of intelligence collection against our most committed adversaries is foolish foolish to put it mildly and so you know for the president to put his own self interest it seems above the national interest of the United I just states above the national security of the United States which in so many instances this just being the latest seems to be his pattern is extraordinarily dangerous and detrimental to our security to our standing in the world into our ability to protect ourselves which is what intelligence is about intelligences. This is about protecting the American people from our adversaries. That's all right. Appreciate your time. Thank you thank you Anderson well tonight. Coming up to more takes on this and the Breaking News Max Boon Sakaria join us for that and later the numbers and expert insight is results are just now starting to come in from North Carolina's ninth where the president was campaigning meaning just yesterday support for Anderson Cooper three sixty comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans. Imagine how it feels. I have an award winning team by your side through every step of the mortgage process. It's awesome and exactly what you get with rocket mortgage by quicken loans. Their team of mortgage experts is obsessed with finding a better way which means that their number one goal is to make the home buying process smoother for you with a history of industry leading online lending technology developed in the heart of Detroit rocket. Get mortgage is changing. The game visit rocket mortgage dot com slash. 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CNN for the break you heard former national security adviser Susan Rice his take on John Bolton's firing essentially that it reflects the dysfunction of the functionality of what is supposed to be a carefully structured system for ensuring that a president any president gets the best possible possible advice especially when getting good advice as a matter of life and death now the national security process. She says has completely broken down this White House. There's also the question of policy differences including including Jim Constants reporting an ambassador Bolton according to a source close to the White House had been concerned. The president is too generous dictators in the words of this source trump caves. He gives use them way too much. WanNa talk about Free Sakaria who's freed Sakari. GPS Sundays on CNN and CNN global affairs analyst Max boot how big freed how big of a deal is Bolton's departure which a big deal because it's symptomatic really off of a breakdown and a policy process see sometimes you do have situations where presidents come into office office. They often haven't thought a lot about foreign policy. They develop a foreign policy view as they go through crises and then they notice that some of their advisors actually not in sync with them. That's a normal process robbery and went through six national security advisers here. It's puzzling because trump's views on foreign policy a well known I mean he basically wants to end those wars. He wants to negotiate Bolton's. Views are very well. Known trump must have had the the the the the recording on mute during the Fox News broadcasts that Jon Boden was on because Boden is a super hawk very aggressive wants to bomb every country where it doesn't want to do any of the ABC's what was trump thinking when he hired him so you know it's the dysfunction at the heart of the trump White House which is why are these people being hired. They don't seem to agree with the President President. He doesn't seem to respect them. Really there is the kind of weird what is going on here Max. You wrote a piece today. This was saying that John Bolton. I want to the head of the headline right jump his bad. His departure may be worse right. I'm no fan of John. Bolton and I think he did a lot of bad things especially in destroying the NFC S. C. destroying the interagency process not being a good steward of the process and representing different viewpoints but I do think that he was in some ways a useful chuck on and trump and you might actually say that they were kind of useful on each other because they're both men with with very peculiar ideas but kind of contrasting peculiar ideas is because you know trump basically wants to make deals with everybody and he doesn't really care about the content of the deal he really just wants. Nobel Peace Prize whereas bolts and wants wants to go out and bomb all these countries Iran and North Korea and others so trump's served as a check on both preventing them from actually starting wars with Iran on North Korea but Bolton also serve as a chuck on trump preventing them from giving away the house to North Korea or the Taliban and making these horrible concessions. I would have resulted in very bad deals else so I mean I I think overall Bolton's legacy is not a good one. He didn't really achieve a lot but I think there were. There is kind of a silver lining to the dark cloud how how difficult it's going to be for this. White House to actually find another national security advisor who was somebody of weight. You've already been through more turnover in these two and a half years in this White House than any th. There's this history making in terms of the number of people who have left they they also are dismissed an incredibly Kurt dismissive fashion. If you just look at the way from gets rid of people he never gives them any dignity he he never allows them to say that they resigned and then you have the puzzle of his views which change all the time so the people who are left. I think are for the most part second-tier people who could never have gotten these jobs will comport themselves ideologically to accept whatever the whatever his his position of the week is is and that's not a very good mechanism to ensure that you have the best and the brightest people there are a few exceptions to that but by and large would you see a people who are essentially willing to do anything to hold those jobs and these are the most important jobs in the country. Surely that's not how we WANNA fill the administration in terms of what they actually have to do Anderson. No trump expects everybody to basically yes man or woman but that's very hard because his views change all the time. I mean you saw that just last week where he suddenly got her brainstorm. Let's invite the Taliban camp day of and then he decided let's not invite the Taliban to Camp David and then he was sore at Bolton for disagreeing disagreeing with him about inviting the Taliban even though he ultimately decided that was not a good idea so he basically want somebody like Mike Pence who agree with him if he invites the Taliban agree with them if he disinvite advise the Taliban and so you have to be prepared to stay in trump's good graces you have to basically be able to take both sides any position at any time which is certainly seems I mean he. He seems to be willing to go along with whatever the person I think. Bombay is playing a very his own longer-term game. It seems that he has political ambitions of his own. He understands understands this as an extraordinary platform and he understands that the way you keep you keep your good graces with Donald Trump is you constantly praised donald trump all the reporting about the internal internal meetings with between pompey and bar Bombay's Olmos lavish in his praise of trump and I think Max's exactly right you just have to make sure throw that you never disagree so sharply that you couldn't be caught on the on the wrong side because we really have an extraordinary situation where think about this. John Bolton has been fired tired because he wanted he didn't want to make a deal with the Taliban. The position that Donald Trump now holds he was fired for taking the position that trump eventually came from them fruit Sakari. Thank you as well still ahead tonight as votes are counted and that special congressional election North Carolina. There's new poll out showing the latest on president trump's approval rating. The president of the news is not good. 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That's a pretty healthy lead for the Democrat in a district that Republicans have held since nineteen sixty three in the district president in two thousand sixteen carried by twelve points so this is a big deal. Let's go quickly through this. The biggest county is Mecklenburg County over here. Let me bring it over already here. This is the Charlotte area. Charlotte is not in the district but the suburbs here. Dan McCreevy is a head back in two thousand sixteen. President trump carried this part of the district so that's a big deal. This is about thirty percent of the vote move over to Union county another. The second biggest county in the district bishop is winning but not by the size of the margin president trump. Did you come to the other end of the district over over here in the suburbs Cumberland County McCreevy up again. This is a test Anderson. Remember President Trump underperformed in two thousand sixteen. Republicans got crushed in the suburbs in two thousand eighteen. That's why Nancy Pelosi is speaker. If this holds up and it's early just twenty three percent of the vote you'll see more republican retirements and you'll have the trump campaign saying wow we went there the president the vice president went there. Why didn't our voters turn out twenty three percent of the vote John. We're GONNA check back with you very shortly obviously watching that very closely. There's also brand new polling CNN poll whole out tonight with results that are troubling for president trump according to the poll six in ten Americans do not believe president trump deserve to be reelected only thirty six percent of those polled. I believe the president should deserve a second term. As far as overall approval ratings almost as bad only thirty nine percent approve of the way the president's handling the job fifty five percent do not interestingly the poll also shows the president's approval rating in the economy has dipped below fifty percent for the first time since early this year on talk about David Axelrod who was obviously key political article visor President Obama in his senior commentator power as a communist for USA Today and CNN political analyst David I mean the economy is obviously been the president's the biggest asset for reelection for some people his only asset. I'm wondering what you make. The new numbers yeah well. I mean there's plenty of bad news in this poll. There's very little good news in this poll for him. The economy is particularly important because this was going to be the bulwark. This was going to be the thing that was going to carry him to victory and historically. If if you have a good economy the incumbent president generally went and so he was counting on this economy has been flagging lately showing some signs of of distress and so are his numbers here in in April. He had a fifteen point positive a margin in his ratings ratings fifty six percent on the economy now he's he's down I think forty eight forty eight forty nine but he's he's significantly below where he was this has to be concerned but there are all kinds of other numbers he carried independent voters by two points in two thousand and and sixteen only twenty nine percent of independent voters say that he deserves reelection here and you look throughout the numbers only one number would give him some encouragement urgent and that is voters who say their most enthusiastic give him a slightly higher rating but still underwater so if you're sitting over there and trump headquarters and you're looking at numbers like these you realize you've got a very tough road to who ahead of you. Here's something voters. Don't know who the president is going to be running against at this point. I'm wondering how who meaningful. This is at this stage right. I mean I think that's that's probably the most important point is that elections are zero zero sum game. It's between two people and so. It's not just about how you feel about the incumbent. It's also about how you feel about the person who's running against him and so it will depend a lot lot on who the Democrats choose will depend on how the Republicans to find that person if they are able to for example find that person as being a socialist you know the how does that play with voters and so that changes the dynamic that said as you know as David said these are not numbers that the White House houses excited about the there's no way that they can be excited about this. This is you look at this. Poll and trump has done absolutely nothing to change the opinion of people in a in a positive positive direction from the day he came into office. Trajectory is not good and he has obviously doubled down on this base strategy but but the independence matter and you look at this poll and you can see that he he's not moving them into his Camp David. I'm wondering if on the Democratic side side if they look at this poll and if that has any message for the Democratic Party about what sort of candidate I mean the fact that the number among independence is is so low due to that make Democrats start to think you know we. We need to pick somebody who's GONNA be able to pick up those independents. You know it's an interesting question. I don't know that voters. There's make those kinds of strategic decisions. There is a focus on who can be trump. I don't know if they'd get to drill down into the into the numbers that way but one thing in is absolutely for certain Kirstin touched on it if you're in the trump camp you realize you have to annihilate the Democratic nominee in order to win this election. You're not GonNa win this election. Most incumbents have to make it a comparative process but in this case you know the notion that he is going to having languished in the in the near forty percent level for his whole presidency the only president in history to do that. His strategy is going to be to destroy the Democratic nominee and you know. Democrats need to think at least those in policymaking endorsing in positions Are you going to choose a nominee who makes it easier for trump to do that or not. David Axelrod care some powers. Thanks very much appreciate coming up. We're going to go back to John. King with new developments in the North Carolina race stated remember to create an ad this one visit pure winning dot com slash. 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It was a Republican district for President Trump by twelve points just three years ago so everyone's watching this the trump campaign the Democrats are watching this as well in part to see if the suburban retreat the servants revolt suburban revolt against President trump continues. Let's move over here. I in Mecklenburg County. I move this up. A little bit. Charlotte is not in the district but a good chunk of the Charlotte suburbs and the exurbs. Are you see this blue. That's for Dan McCready sixty percent thirty nine percent. That has a healthy lead. I just WanNa tell you why that's so important important again. The suburbs have been moving away from the Republican Party during the trump years. This is now tonight. Let's go back to the presidential race president trump it was close but president trump carried this part of Mecklenburg County. The part of the county that is in the Ninth District President Trump held on three years ago as of tonight as we watch the votes Dan McCready winning there by a pretty healthy margin at the moment. We're still counting at the margins. Just WanNa move over here. Union county the second biggest county in this district. Dan Bishops winning in a district. The Republican needs to carry. That's good news for him right. That's about what sixteen points well. It's good news for him but go back to the presidential race. That's thirty points. President Trump won the second largest county in this district big time Dan Bishop fighting for tonight another warning sign for Republicans as we watch. Let me come to the other end of the district. The third largest county in the district is here Robeson County. You see president trump wanted by about four or five points when you go back to twenty thirty sixteen. It's blue tonight for Dan McCreevy in the early returns that makes the Democrats happy one more. This is the Book End Charlotte suburbs on the western end the Fat Ville suburbs on on the eastern end. Dan McCready with pretty healthy lead right. There on this end of the district again is the suburban revolt continuing president trump just barely but he carried this part of the district three three years ago. If you're a Democrat and you're looking at this map you're starting to feel a little better optimistic about tonight and if Dan critic and hold on Anderson the Democrats will be much more optimistic. Mr Looking forward into two thousand twenty thinking what happened in two thousand eighteen the suburban revolt that made Nancy Pelosi Speaker the question is is it growing is a continuing. If this goes blue tonight back the answer will be yes yeah. We're going to check back in with you John. Because obviously we want to watch this very closely here with me now political director David Chalian. CNN's chief political correspondent Dana Bash obviously David too early this point twenty four twenty five percent of the vote in but certainly Democrats are watching yeah. No there's no doubt about it. We should just start by saying. Democrats should not be playing in this district. I mean the reality is. DNA of this district that Donald Trump won by twelve points he does that. It is a reliably Republican district and there are two things that play right there. The demographic trends overall as John was talking about the suburbs had started trending the democratic to begin with and Donald Trump is the other factor which put that on a turbo charge because of the revolt that you just heard John talking about they are watching closely they they do like some of the numbers combined with the early vote that they were really happy with before this election but I will also just no one of the things we look at this Democrat. He is also a very specific kind of candidate for this district veteran a moderate not running against Donald trump running on healthcare and other issues so I do also wonder that if the Democrats win not only would say hey that two thousand eighteen trump backlash continues but in terms of impacted the twenty two thousand presidential race will Democrats start to have a conversation about what is the it kind of Democrat and that can actually conversation obviously there's been going on for quite a while the Democratic Party it has been and you know so far in in the primaries Mary's or you know even in just in just the discussions about the positions that a lot of the presidential candidates have they're being fueled for the most part not entirely but for the most part by the progressive wing saying. We have to stand up for what we believe in but I just want to echo what David was saying. We've heard some spin from Republicans. Today's senior Republicans in Washington who run the house saying this is a swing district. This is not a swing district. This is not should not be a competitive district at all the fact that the president of the United States went down there that his campaign is pushing to win for random. Republicans are just yesterday yesterday. The Vice President and Donald Trump junior was there last week this is all about stopping the bleeding if they win. It's for them and nothingburger if they lose. It is a huge huge problem. David I mean the the the president has tried to continue to pay Democrats obviously as Socialists Communists which might work for the base but I mean clearly in among moderate voters in the suburbs here that doesn't seem to be work but especially against this candidate in particular right whether or not that may work on a national level in presidential race will see you just heard David axelrod talking about the trump campaign mission is going to have to be doing late Democratic opponent in two thousand twenty. Certainly the socialism peace will be a part of that but you're right Anderson. He was saying last night in North Carolina. This is the anti-american the American left. I just think you see in our poll out today. What you see in some of these returns right now we'll see as the results continue to come in independent voters suburban voters visas some this is a group that that the president has pushed away from the Republican Party and there is nothing nothing in that argument yet that has brought them back in one of the thing is we have been so focused on the suburban part of this district because it has been such a tell tale of what happened happen in the house and it was clearly revolt against the the president and independence moving away as David was saying but the other part that John was showing the other part of the district is rural so it's a bit of a mix now the trump people will say and they're not wrong that if you're trying to get Republican rural voters out not only when Donald trump isn't on on the ticket but during a special election at a random time kind of at the end of the summer beginning of the of the fall of the school year it's not the same but it it is going to be interesting to see if those were voters are going to be animated by a president trump visit because that's the whole reason he went down there to get those voters out out just as much as he is trying to get them out in the suburbs. I mean is it. A sign of confidence that president trump goes to North Carolina the day before or is it a sign of concern well. It is a sign of concern. If it was a lost cause they wouldn't put them there right he although the president would be chomping at the bit to try to go because we know that he thinks he can actually he delivered these results but Anderson what is more precious resource than the president's time and so you're fair point executive by the president and the vice president though both going down there on the eve of the election that is not willy nilly that ease he's because they want to put their chips in the understand how important it is psychologically to the political environment to keep this Republican. Maybe a better way to say it as maybe not time but capital but all presidential capital Dinner Bash. Thank you very much joining thanks. We're GONNA continue. Watch us. We're GONNA get another quick update from John King next hi everyone poppy harlow here. 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Come in the Republicans got a little bit closer but still if you're the Democrats and you're watching the map right now now. Are you happy with what you see number. One move over to Mecklenburg County. Let me move it up a little bit about a third of the vote here only two percent of the vote in the democratic leading by a large margin if that margin for Dan McCreevy holds up in Mecklenburg County. He's probably on his way to victory but we'll see as more votes come in. It's keyword early in the night close right. Now you move over here. Union County County number two in terms of population in this district the Republicans winning by nowhere near the margin president trump carried this county when he wanted by twelve points in two thousand sixteen move over the other end of the district district. Here's where your population is county number three in terms of population the Democrat ahead by pretty good margin just a little context here. President trump won this in the presidential race. It was close in Robeson Listen County but democratic at the moment putting up a pretty healthy lead. That's twenty points right there again. Watch this as more of the vote comes in last but not least the fourth largest county includes the fans they'll suburbs burbs. Charlotte suburbs bill suburbs stays Blue Democrats will be in good spirits that Anderson. We got some counting to do yeah all right. We'll keep watching. Thanks very much want to check in with Chris. He's working Komo prime time the top of the hour. We'll be following the election because you look it is our best looked today at the actual state of play heading into the next set of elections and they should win. Republicans looking should win in this district but we saw that makes it interesting race is what happened in the midterms that you saw this kind of twelve point margin that could be closed because also feelings about this president that will play into our coverage of the new. CNN poll that echoes the ABC poll that came out about this president having flagging support especially surrounding concerns about the economy and his mouth. We're going to go from that into a list of Milano. Who is here tonight fresh off of her meeting with Senator Ted Cruz a meeting that I thought wouldn't happen happened on facebook live and we'll talk to her about what she thinks. It did to advance the ball on access to weapons Chris Edits from LLC. Then spies are practiced and the art of deception. So how does anyone ever learned to trust them author. Malcolm Gladwin talks about that and CNN's exclusive story about our Russian Russian spy extraction next in a clip from my upcoming interview with Malcolm but his latest book talking to strangers out today make sense of somebody can't get enough football checkout bleacher reports original animated football series Gridiron Lights. You will not want to miss the best sixty seconds and football all follow gridiron and watch new episodes on the B our APP Mohamed Sanu Travis Kelsey and more football stars are putting their athleticism to the test. I'm Adam love going. I'm challenging some of the best players to skill tests. You've never seen watched it all unfold on my new show. Ditch the playbook on the A B our APP win tonight with a clip from conversation. I had earlier today with author Malcolm Gladwin whose new book was just released today. The book is called talking to strangers what we should know about the people. We don't know if you've ever wondered why hardly anyone ever realize. Bernie madoff was running a Ponzi scheme. Why Italian police arrested a man and knocks. Even though there was no real evidence against her there are some intriguing answers in Malcolm's new book if you can think you can if you think you can tell if someone is lying when you talk to them or you think you can judge a person and based on a face to face encounter with them how they act or speak in a conversation you'll quickly learned you can't coordinate glad well we misunderstand people we interact with all all the time and that has big ramifacations how we get along with people swells ramic ramifications for judges and juries and police world leaders to make important decisions based on false assumptions assumptions glide well also wrote about some fascinating real life spy stories in his book and how those buys we're able to fool so many people for so long specially trained people. I started by asking him about the story that CNN broke the extraction of a top Russian intelligence asset back in two thousand seventeen your spy fan. I don't know if you've been following the latest about this. high-level. Russian source exfiltrated as a spy fan gold yeah. It's the all spy stories are alike in one many of them are like gave a significant way which is that everyone is always in in the dark about the spy right so this is perfect first of all he's the he's been there for years and Russian as much as ten years maybe ten ten years. Russians haven't found out yet or maybe they just did but basically what a decade without being detected and then when we try to exit we try and bring them out early really doesn't want to go and then we start to think oh. He's a double-edged so we're not even sure. No one knows this guy is. He's a he is a complete mystery story that you know I tell my book to spy stories literally pick them at random because I can say they all have this basic and the other thing is thinking about it. This is in spine novels. Spy novels are all about how brilliant the spy is right the spies of masterminded evil genius a master of disguise that the other thing. It's this James Bond that the and you read a lot of holes as a a real life. The spy is that the spies success is not due to the spies genius. It's due to everyone. Else's blindness like the spy novels all have it backwards so mo- spies are actually really lane the reason I suppose is I'm really interested in this in this notion of of why is it so easy easy for human beings to be deceived as a reporter you you like to think when you're talking to somebody you can get a sense of if they're honest or not but I mean I gotta say after Reading Your Book. I I sort of feel like do. We really know who we're talking to him. 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September 10, 2019
The 2020 Republican National Convention: Fear and Shouting | Chris Evans and Mark Kassen
"You're listening to comedy central. Hey everybody wants going on. Welcome to the daily social distancing show. I'm Trevor Noah. It is Tuesday August twenty fifth, and we're now just seventy days away from the election. That's the reason you starting to hear those election day songs on the radio anyway on tonight show the strange mix of hope and fear night one of the RNC Jerry Falwell junior reads from the book of sexy revelations and why would you need and Desi like play democracies most depressing game show? So let's do this people welcome to the daily social distancing show. In New York City to count. So we're in the woodland. Distancing prison. Republican National Convention. Celebrating February spreaker. Yesterday was the start of the Republican National Convention the first and Only Time Donald Trump has renewed his vows and going into the convention I thought it was going be tough for Donald trump to sell himself for another four years I mean mostly because you know we live in a plague Scott Hell scape where one hundred, eighty thousand people have died and we can go to a movie or how grandparents but then. I watched the convention and guys it turns out that Donald. Trump. has actually done a really good job by preventing all of that from happening. From. The very beginning Democrats the media and the World Health Organization Got Corona virus wrong one leader took decisive action to save lives President Donald trump the president quickly took action and shutdown travel from China Donald Trump's quick action and leadership saved thousands of lives during covid nineteen president trump truly moved mountains to save lives and he deserves credit just imagine what twenty twenty would have looked like fighting for your life without Donald. Trump. Fighting for it to. Imagine what twenty twenty would have been like. Without Donald Trump. Do you WANNA go eat dinner inside the restaurants. Okay. Cool. I'll see you them. Your rights that one is sucked essentially they're trying to convince everyone that this massive failure is actually a massive achievements, which is not something normal people do when they apply for a job I see on your resume here it says that you crashed a car into Dunkin donuts yet. But it would have been like a lot worse if Joe Biden was driving and it's especially crazy considering that at the lost RNC all they talked about the four dead Americans in Benghazi but now they're acting like trump did a great job by only having forty five thousand. Benghazi. But I guess it's true. Without trump taking any action millions more Americans could have died so good under Republicans for seeing the gloss of bleach half full but trump's failure with corona virus is only one perception Republicans needed to change at they're convention. Another one is that the GOP is a wop a white asked party. So last night, the policy showcase their diversity by giving speakers slots to all four of America's black trump supporters and I don't know what they're gonNA do for the rest of the week. Tim Scott already spoken. So they're going to have to bring him back out on Wednesday with a fake mustache like hello, it's me Senator Brim Schmuck and I also support Donald Trump, and while some of the speakers last night attested to how not racist trump is one of the speakers went even further and declared that the real racists of the Democrats you may be wondering why the Life Long Democrat speaking at the Republican National Convention. And that's a fair question. And here's your answer. The Democratic Party does not want black people to leave their mental plantation. We've been forced to be there for decades and generations. But I have news. For Joe Biden we are free. We are free people with free minds. So let me get this straight when other groups organize and vote by the interests they get a fancy name like voting blocks but when black people do it, you told you acting like an extra on routes and why is it that the people who say you should be a free thinker have a very specific set of instructions on how to think for yourselves black people, I men I'm. GonNa do that I'm GonNa vote for the Democrats. No. I said think for yourselves vote. Republican. Okay. Maybe I'll vote independent. You'll. You'd better start thinking for yourself I mean black women in this country vote Democrat more than anybody else and I'll tell you now nobody has more of a free thinker than a black woman. I dare you to try and brainwash black woman. You'll come out of their joining her colts in the guilt of. Shooter should memos, and also this argument is especially confusing coming from this dude because he's saying the Democrats are trying to enslave you also, I'm a lifelong Democrat that's like every confused me on the Internet at once like does that mean he's keeping his own voters on the mental plantation feel like I need to watch twelve years of mental slave to. Understand what he's talking about now to be fair not that the RNC completely denied the existence of racism in America, they just think that racism is a less systemic problem and more of a personal obstacle on the way to an inspirational triumph and two of their best speeches actually came from people who have made that journey America is not a racist country. My father wore turban. My mother wore sorry. I was a brown girl in a black and white world. We face discrimination and hardship. But my parents never gave in to grievance and hate my grandfather's ninety nine, th birthday. Would've been tomorrow. He suffered the indignity of being forced out of school as a third grader yet he lived long enough to see his grandson became the first African American to be elected to both the United States House and the United States Senate in the history of this country. Family went from cotton to Congress. In one, lifetime look. Whatever you think about Nikki Haley and Tim Scott's you cannot deny that they have inspiring stories. But. Here's the thing about them using their stories to show how exceptional America's. Halian Scott are literally the exceptions. The fact that Tim Scott is one of the only black senators and Nikki Haley. One of the only minority governors is if anything ARGUMENT FOR THE EXISTENCE OF SYSTEMIC RACISM IN AMERICA NOT AGAINST IT, imagine being the sole survivor of a plane crash looking around the wreckage and going wow, i. wish all these other passengers could have persevered and overcome this crash just like me shout to Boeing I mean if America didn't have a problem then their achievements wouldn't be a big deal. Getting elected as a minority would be as easy as say mailing a letter I mean that's a bad example but you know what I mean. What I want is a world where a black man becoming a senator isn't inspirational. That's when black people will have really made it when there's a black senate who just like yes. Oh, my dad was a CEO and then his billionaire friends started SUPERPAC. So I guess I'm here now of course, there's really only one speaker anyone at the Republican convention wants to hear from and that's Donald. Jerry Falwell trump. Well, I'm sorry to tell you that the president did not speak in primetime last night's, but we did get a speech from his oldest disappointment Don Jr. who briefly turned the convention into an infomercial my father's entire worldview revolves around the idea that we can always do even better imagine the life you want to have one with a great job of beautiful home a perfect family. You can have. Imagined the country you WanNa live in one with true equal opportunity you can have it heroes are celebrated and the good guys win you can have. That is the life that is the country that is the world that Donald Trump and the Republican party are after and yes, you can have. Honestly put your hating aside you have to admit Don Jr. would make a great motivational speaker and not in the traditional way where he inspires you with quotes more like in a way where people would look at him and say that, Guy Can WanNa Jan. Company. And speak at a major political convention that guy just imagine what I can accomplish if I put my mind to it's also. If Donald Trump has already been president for almost four years. Then, why do we still have to imagine how great life could be if he was president trump's presidency is like your forty eight year old cousins DJ career. If it hasn't been successful by now, it's not gonNa be, but it done junior couldn't get you on board with his vision of America. Maybe the problem was that your TV volume. Wasn't loud enough. In which case Don's girlfriend and former Fox News host Kimberly guilfoil turned it up for you. Do you believe in American greatness believe in yourself in president trump his promise was to put America. And he has president trump believes in you. He emancipate and lifts you up to live your American dream. You are capable. You are qualified you are powerful and you have the ability to choose your life and determine your destiny ladies and gentlemen, leaders and fighters, freedom and liberty and the American dream. As. Yet. Tom. Loud to anyone. First of all, I WANNA. Wish a speedy recovery anyone who is listening on headphones. I'm praying for you and I guess we also found the one person who actually signed up for Rudy Giuliani's must o'clock. When you're a party and the music turns off, and then all of a sudden you're talking way too loud. That's basically what Guilfoil did for an entire speech and then I shared my pants and aside from the speech being so loud that Canada called the cops the actual content was ridiculous Donald Trump believes in me. The Dude also believes Kim Jong UN and hydroxy chloroquine. I don't WanNa be in that group. So those were the big speeches a full throated defense of the idea that there's nothing Americans can't do if they put their minds to it. Although there was also another big idea running through the whole night's, which is that the one thing Americans won't be able to overcome as Joe, Biden. Leave the country permanently smoking ruin Joe Biden and the radical left are now coming for our freedom of speech they want to destroy this country they want to steal your liberty, your freedom. You will not recognize this country or yourself they want to abolish the suburbs on. No matter where you live your family will not be safe. The vengeful mob that seeks to destroy our way of life a party that wants to burn down the foundations of our country to the ground crime violence and mob rule they'll disarm you empty the prisons, lock you in your home and invite Ms Thirteen to live next door with no hope of escape except death itself. I'm terrified. And confused because if Joe Biden gets elected ms thirteen is going to move in next door but we won't live there anymore because we'll be kicked out of the suburbs, and if we try to go to Church the Democrats will call the cops on us, but there won't be any cops because they defended the police. So we'll have to take ourselves to prison, but they abolish the prisons. So now all the criminals are out on the streets, which means they can shoot us. Conscious because the Democrats have taken away all the guns, which means all we can do is fight with our words but we can't because words have been canceled. I, don't know what it means. I mean Damn, that was terrifying evening. WanNa Don Jr. was crying. But. Here's the thing that I don't think Republicans understand. It's hard to scare people about the damage Joe Biden could do off the damage Donald Trump has already done Joe Biden Construe your way of life food. I'm clerks wiping my grapes how much worse could should get oh, and by the way, this is also a lesson for the Democrats because they spent four days of their convention basically pitching a return to normalcy and bringing Republicans into their tents I mean John Casick gave a full four minute speech and. Hers into Tiktok, but it didn't count for Shits. The RNC is still saying that Joe Biden is basically Joseph Stalin with a better smile but that was night one of the RNC. And Basically, the Party made sure that they had something for everyone. For people who feel like the country's in chaos trump will make it better for people who feel like things are going fine will you have trump to thank for that? If you're a minority, racism is just a small bump on your way to an idyllic life in the suburbs and if you're scared of minorities, don't worry trump is going to keep them out of you. Idyllic suburbs. If you hard of hearing Kimberly Guilfoil has you covered and if Kimberly Guilfoil made you hard of hearing. President? Trump will release his big beautiful healthcare plan any day now. All right we have to take a quick break. But when we come back, we'll catch up on the trees Russians and hot sex lives of America's most devout evangelicals social on. The. Daily show is brought you by a ritual. The new leader in innovative multivitamins for men over seventy percent of men don't get enough vitamin E. and up to ninety seven percent of men don't get enough vitamin D from their diet. Some men may overvalue exercise and undervalue nutrition and may think if I look healthy I am healthy, but there's more to health than meets the eye. So ritual is introducing essential for men. The obsessively resurged multivitamin that's formulated to help fill nutritional gaps in men's diets. Ritual is great for men who don't always have time to worry about the gaps in their nutrition. 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It's like if a frown was a country. For, years only one prominent politician had the courage or stupidity to stand up to the autocratic ruler that Amelia Putin. But for Putin that was apparently one too many doctors in Germany say a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was likely poison member doctors and Siberia blamed Alexia, navales illness on a drop in blood sugar and was flown to Berlin for treatment this weekend the Russian dissident is in an induced coma supports the somebody poisoned his t before he got on a flight and Russia over the past several years. Other Kremlin critics have been involved in apparent poisonings were suffered mysterious deaths. That's right. Russia's most prominent dissident was poisoned at the airports. And that means it was either Vladimir Putin or he ate the food at Laguardia either way we need a full investigation no I mean come on. Let's be real. It was most probably Vladimir Putin I mean the men uses so much poison I wouldn't be shocked if we find him at the poison Ireland Costco Flood by twenty four or thirty six, you always end up using it. That's what makes it even more ridiculous that the Russian doctors didn't diagnose this as a poisoning. Although maybe that's how they teach it in Russian medical school book this political dissident drink feet, and then he collapsed yes, looks like he has a very common case of the sleep is it happens to people don't keep the mouth shut I gotta say it must be terrifying to live in a country where the lead stay in power by trying to poison opposition candidates so much more chill to being a country where they can just do it by shutting down the post office. But democracy in America isn't defeats just yet because yesterday Democrats in Congress called the Postmaster General New joy to get answers out of him about what the Hell is going on with the US PS Postmaster General Louis to joy appearing on Capitol Hill. Yesterday to defend recent changes to the postal service ahead of the November election the hearing before the House Oversight Committee was at times combative and exchange with Congresswoman Katie Porter of California did joy acknowledged a lack of familiarity with some basic aspects of the postal service you don't know the costume postcard. Don't what if it's like one of those greeting cards square envelope then what is the postage? I'll submit that. I, know Very. Little about postage stamp. Million or so can you tell me how many people voted by mail in the last presidential election? I cannot. To the nearest ten million. Mr Did would be guessing and I don't WanNA guess I'm glad you know the price of a st on. Unconcerned about your understanding of this agency God. Damn. Guys like the worst person to bring to a trivia nights. Okay. The next question is what you call the box that you put mail in. Oh, my God. Thank God. We've got the postmaster general team. What do you think to Joy Okay I know this one they're blue. I'm taking all of them away all I should know this, but in a way. This. Is kind of refreshing to watch. I mean, we're so used to seeing guys in power man's planning and going well, actually it's refreshing to see a man who's just like look lady you tell me I don't know Shit but let's move on to Jerry Falwell junior president of America's foremost Evangelical University, and we're wolf that quick mid transformation. Falwell has been a fixture of the Christian. Conservative Movement for fifteen years since following his famous father into the family business. But now all of a sudden he's not. All right breaking overnight influential evangelical leader Jerry Falwell. Junior is indeed out as president of Liberty University after a tumultuous day where his fate lurched back and forth Falwell was put on indefinitely two weeks ago after he posted a photo on social media showing him in woman both with their pants unbuttoned questions about Jerry. Falwell. Jr Junior's leadership at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Virginia come after Giancarlo GRANDA claimed in. An interview with Reuters that he had a years long sexual relationship involving Falwell's wife and Evangelical Leader Grant said he was twenty when he met the Falwell's while working as a pool attendant at a Miami. Beach. Hotel in March of two thousand, twelve grand said their relationship continued until two thousand eighteen and involved having sex with Becky Falwell while Jerry Falwell looked on okay. Look. Let's with this what consensual adults Doing, their sex life is up to them and I don't judge anybody for anything you do whatever tickles your exposed fly but Falwell has made it his business to judge what everyone else is doing with their sex lives. He speaks out against relationships and until just five years ago, students at his university once allowed to do anything beyond holding hands even watch R. rated movies meanwhile, he's apparently leading this. Pool boy check his wife's chlorination levels honestly sometimes, I think guys like this reading different vital to the rest of us because the Bible says to love thy neighbor and judge not lest you be judged i. but this guy's Bible is like these guys are gross but here's something you can do that Super Hot Look I've said it before nothing is more dangerous to a relationship than a sexy pool boy. That is why only use one of those caning robots. Don't get me wrong I still try to smash thing but it's not interested and finally and updates on the terrible fires sweeping northern California. The firefight continues for firefighters in northern California where three major wildfires are still burning in the bay area. Two of those fires are the second and third largest ever recorded in California in one week, the fires have scorched more than one point, two, million acres in area. The size of Rhode Island California has seen roughly six hundred new wildfires pop up in just the past week. It's due to a combination of hot dry weather. Some twelve thousand lightning strikes. This is big basin redwoods. It was devastated by flames however, many of those huge massive redwood trees have survived despite being burned. Okay. First of all, it is such a relief that most of the redwood tree survived this fire also I like how they mentioned these fires on the size of Rhode Island. You know three things a certain in life death, Texas and California fire being compared to the size of a random state because we're all terrible at math. So keeping score at home, we've got one point, two million acres of wildfire to hurricanes in one week and a pandemic raging across America. Those are signs from God, but if I was Jerry Falwell Junior, maybe stick to cold showers for a few weeks when we come back, where would union and does he like host the hot new game show that you might be playing against your will so stick around. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show. North Carolina is shaping up to be a battleground state this year, but will we be able to trust that it's voters will be treated fairly well does he it can road with junior find out in their new and confusing game show I'm Roy would Julia she's Desi lighted, and this is America's debt suppression the number one show about how the free democratic country in the World Pete, some of this citizens from voting. Tonight we're in North Carolina homeless sandy beaches, delicious. Barbecue. And the most beautiful plantation weddings that your sorority sisters never should have had. That's right. Busy in North Carolina. Also Ground Zero for voting suppression in. America. Let's read I first contested. Gene is a college senior who loves his lucky hat but doesn't love that he's voting. Rights are being threatened by voter ID law proposed by the State's Republican legislature. Motives suppression comes from the Continent Assembly China Pass voter I, D amendment I'm out of state student in. I don't have a with they deem worthy idea use in. All I have is all line driver's license and then muscle. To legitimate I D I mean you can use it to get into the library you can use it to get into bars you. Use it to cut up cocaine. Okay Yeah. So you can't vote with that. This law is being pushed by the Republican Party and we all know college students tend to vote more democratic especially students at Hughes. Yes HCC US that's historically African American colleges and universities can say. Oh okay. Historically. Black colleges and universities we what did you just do? Let's get our next contestant bashed I hit and Smith is always wearing glasses. She was deprived of voting power. Her historically black college was Cherry man. Jay Mandarin, is a mechanism that is used to rob voting districts. Get reelected I thought it was a sex act no busy. It's when they delete the power of specific voting block like splitting the school into two districts to look at that map and tell me that district isn't getting. How did you fight back against this? In North Carolina he's had court cases which it's. A very long time to win. North Carolina Supreme Court. They decided that this was a partisan Gerrymander, which is illegal every year every election there's always a fight so At is making us the most depressed. I don't know what does Roy I gotTa tell you I have never experienced voter suppression before some people are just lucky. I guess I think privileges the you're looking for. Okay next step is Dan McCreevy a veteran and Solo. Entrepreneur has a friendly face and while running for Congress in two thousand eighteen, his Republican opponents campaign allegedly used voter fraud to defeat him. Something seems off with this guy this is. This doesn't seem right because this guy this white, you're white right Well of course, his name is Dan. He's white. About her okay. Why do you think you've got what it takes to be the most suppressed? What happened in my race, which was the largest case of election fraud and minor? Day. American history I thought we lost by nine hundred five votes only to find out that my republican opponent had hired a known criminal who sent workers to doors of voters that they knew were likely to vote Democrats including African Americans Dan you can say black no no, you can't Dan don't do that. Never Mind Dan those workers stole their ballots Ford signatures they fielded vote choices for people. It's interesting because it's usually republicans who accused Democrats of voter fraud. That is interesting. But at the end of the day, the bipartisan board of Elections in North Carolina voted five zero to hold a new election. All right. So they held a new election busy and he want his office and fought back on that suppression. That's what I'm talking about relations Dan. Now, that is a happy ending unfortunately, I didn't win. But the important thing is that in this case, the system worked you lost twice is what you're saying he got cheated he lost, and then he lost again, I gotta give it up to you that I've never seen anybody get suppressed twice in the same election. Okay time to take a last look at all our contestants and see which one half what it takes to win. America's got suppression. That's right. Is it going to be restrictive laws race-based gerrymandering or outright voter? This is tough dizzy absolutely, and the winner of America's got suppression is. Mitch McConnell. Make Sense. When voters are suppressed, he wins every time the other contestants. You lose seventies democracy us all. Right. Well. Fun. Play with you Americans got. suppression. Return. Next. Week live from Atlanta Georgia you making me do this again. We have like forty nine more states to do. Make you so much Ryan. Dizzy I can't wait for the next episode. All right. We have to take a quick break. When we come back, I'll be talking to Chris. Evans. Aka. Captain, America himself about his new mission to save voting. So stick around. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show today spoke with actors and filmmakers, Chris Evans and Mark Casson about their new venture called a starting points. It's a nonpartisan platform where you can learn about issues directly from elected officials, and apparently it's only got facts, check it out coming back each time to the place. We knew two people that were familiar and started to feel like we were doing something that was working in that people wanted to participate. Permanent Office. Hope that we can become synonymous with an unbiased presentation of what is going on in Washington. Chris Mok Welcome to the daily social distancing show. So let's jump straight into this idea a starting point, a website where if I understand correctly, people can log on to just get the facts about politics and engage with their politicians. The question I have is, can you create websites that is nonpartisan effects on politics or involved sure I mean that's the challenge isn't it? There? There's three sections to the side. View is go check it out themselves but the First Section is where we outsource to get fat check that's where it is trying to basic issues modeling by the elected officials themselves were trying to give the electorate, a perspective, the Democratic but the Republican perspective to know where they fall in the political landscape there's no denying the now people say if effect goes against what they believe in well, then it's been influenced, it's been faked it's been affected. So Mark, how do you play in convincing people that the fact is in fact Effects Kristen I? talked a lot about this going in how we do that and what we would do, and if you look at the different fact, check decides it becomes arbitrary really quickly and very debatable. So what we did is the best that we could do, Hey, we keep the answer very short so they can't say too much everything's under. So that that that stopped bloviating the to we handed it over to another organization that just handles accountable dealing with policy and and try to build. So therefore, then when people want to say, well, we couldn't find any backup for that. We couldn't find any back for this and then it isn't common bond people say, well, then where do we go to find more back off attracted some bread breadcrumbs but we again we're just starting. I like that you call it that a starting point because it feels like I mean please forgive the Pun but feels like this game you know and now you're starting off where it feels like we're long positive people people don't seem to care about what a thing is. They care about how it feels right now. So do you think you can get people back to a place where they go to look for facts before they make a decision on who or what they vote for? Short. What you said earlier that kind of dizziness of the obfuscation deliberate obligation by a lot of people in power to kind of muddy the waters and it becomes this kind of stuff. Or a borough sin I think that. Breed kind of disinterest and apathy inside. So I think what we're trying to fight against is is the exhaustion of the political landscape can present with the dizzying of subjective information, subjective facts and just trying to connect people back to elected officials though the political landscape itself in an effort to curb breed up participation so that so that democracy doesn't die not. To be dramatic but but that that's what HAP- folks in. DC, that you see on. TV. are talking about things that the folks who elected them are concerned with that's what will really committed to more than saying this is the fact this is the way for we're not the authority were trying to help soften the tenor of the conversation to be more productive dissonance. Good Mark Remember everything you said. Analogies. Put that on this site. So you don't have likes you don't have dislikes. You don't have comments. You don't have you. You basically don't have the Internet's on your on your which is I mean it's very old school, but I would like to know the why don't you? Why don't you dislikes? Why don't you have comments will because I think it's a bit of a negative reward mechanism I. Mean I may not be the only one on this call to say that you know it's it's it's refreshing. Goad Scroll through the comments section. You don't walk away saying man I, feel better now. So. So I think sometimes the tail wag the dog when it comes to liberal comment sections I you can kind of trick the algorithm, Taylor what you WanNa say to encourage likes seem louder or more relevant than you are and so I just wanted to. Remove that, and again I think that's actually one of the contributing factors that makes people turn away from politics because it is the vitriol is just all time cry toy is to try and make the landscape committed to a more scholastic intense than kind of the the kind of toxicity that sometimes individual opinions can have and also. We do have one way that people can get feedback, which is they can take two actions on our site. One is to registered to vote and the other is they can connect to their elected officials directly they can reach out I think we've registered almost seven thousand people to vote so far in over thirty five, thousand people have reached out to their elected officials. So at least two, US engagement if you reach out your elected officials engagement in you registered to vote actually do something. Chris, I have to ask you this question but on the there's no there's no denying that many people consider you awoke bay right online people no no that you share your views. You know you have left leaning your progressive you've never hidden this. To be the face of one of the faces of this website means that some people are going to automatically assume that some of the things you're doing are trying to push people to the left on on how do you assure people that it's not happening and more importantly, how do you stay away from doing what you believe is right because of your political beliefs. Well still express my opinions when I feel called to do that I don't think one has to step on the other I led with the fact that you know everyone knows him democratic everyone knows at my issues with certain people and and I won't hide those. But when you examine the mechanism of the website, it's virtually impossible. I mean these I would argue virtually impossible for me to somehow inject my again into the mechanism of each section section pretty airtight in terms of just trying to give the elected officials, a platform encouraged activity between those two parties of the elected officials in constituents rather so. I understand people's concern but but like I said I've been trying to show that I'm aware of it to. You, have to talk to a lot of politicians who you don't necessarily agree with. Both of you. Chris you quote a little bit of Flack when people saw you take a picture with Ted Cruz daughter and it was like Oh you with Ted Cruz, how can you be taking pictures with Ted Cruz and you're like well, I'm here for the door cruises is for my daughter but then this Ted Cruz in this, how how do you balance that on your side because I mean it is. It is a little. Bit Weird, some people like I don't agree with any of your politics but as Captain America I would like to take a picture with you. You may even go like I hate this policy that you enacted on human beings. But as Captain America understand that you'd like to take a picture with me how do you balance that and how do you respond to people? Who Go of course? How could you do that? Yeah. Well, in that circumstance child kid. But in general just sitting down with certain politicians. There are certain people on the extremes of both parties who there's no wiggle room for that, and again, what I would argue is look if this person wasn't in power, if this person wasn't writing bills at affected your life fight we we can show them. You know what I mean. We can scream louder than them, but we can't pretend they don't have some sort of stay some sort of emerging. Are More pernicious to become stubborn retreats your corner than it is to say, okay, I wholeheartedly disagree with you, I. Think you may even. Infringe upon human rights something that that offends me deeply as a person. I'll still let this be a landscape of competing ideas and get you out that way because I I think the other wages become cyclical and everyone spirals in a no one listens and and I don't think you move the ball downfield as effectively as you would if you say, okay, let's just you know. Out. Talk me and he's our elected officials right I mean they are responsible for passing legislation that will affect our lives I mean Chris did something Tim Scott came on he said listen you and I don't agree on a lot of things in but I appreciate you'll let me have a conversation on. About things that I know you don't agree and I think we can do that. Maybe people can get better at having conversations at least at Thanksgiving around the dinner table with. Without. Parts each other in the face well, as your websites name suggests, we hope that this is a starting point congratulations to both of you and hopefully more people registered to vote and more people will engage with their elected officials Chris Mok appreciate having you on the show. Well let's show tonight. But before we go, we talked about it. Tonight's but California is in trouble right now, the wildfires there are out of control and have already burned over a million acres and destroyed thousands of homes. One of the agencies helping out on the ground right now is the center for Disaster Philanthropies Wildfire Recovery, fund they support communities across the state especially ones with vulnerable populations as they work to rebuild and recover from wildfires until tomorrow stay safe out there where mosque and if be a Putin invites you to a tea party find an excuse. 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AP Headline News Feb 21 2019 20:00 (EST)
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NPR News: 09-11-2019 4AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. The twenty eighteen midterms are officially over in a special election for North Carolina's in his ninth Congressional district Republican. Dan Bishop narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCreevy last year's election was nullified after the state said the previous Republican candidate and benefited from absentee ballot fraud Steve Harrison from member station W. F. A. E. Has this report on the night before the election. Shen President Trump held a rally for Bishop Fayetteville at the eastern end of the district. The late push from the White House appeared work bishop the State Senator Defeat McCreevy by a two percentage points. Both sides saw the race as a preview for twenty twenty bishop tried to time it creates the most Liberal members of Congress bishop was the CO author of the State's eight so-called bathroom bill which mandated that people use the bathrooms in government buildings that match the sex on their birth certificate. Democrats noted the president trump on the ninth district district twelve percentage points by coming close. They say it's a sign he's vulnerable in North Carolina for NPR news. I'm Steve Harrison in Charlotte now. That Congress has is back from its summer recess. Congressional Democrats are pushing for legislation designed to curb gun violence after several mass shootings during the summer. They're calling on the the Senate to consider a House passed bill to expand background checks on gun buyers but majority leader Mitch McConnell says he won't allow the Senate to vote on anything before he knows what the president wants we do in fact await word from the White House about what the president is willing to sign. That's important to a lot of my members. It also at the risk of repeating a history lesson is the only way we will get a law. I KNEW NPR PBS Newshour Marriage poll shows that more than eight in ten Americans support universal background checks for gun purchases for the first time the sackler family owners of Purdue Pharma are saying publicly what they're willing to pay to settle thousands of lawsuits stemming from the nation's deadly opioid epidemic Brian Ryan man with North Country Public Radio reports do Pharma Makes Oxycontin and the sale of that opioid medication made the sectors of the richest families in America but they're being sued by more than two thousand state and local governments struggling with the addiction crisis in an email to NPR atop purdue Pharma Official Josephine. Martin detailed an offer the sackler family. I'm Lee has made to settle those cases. It includes giving up the entire value of their main company Purdue Pharma with annual revenues of around three billion dollars along with another three three billion dollars in cash. The company says all those assets will come out of the sackler private assets but state officials at the negotiating table declared an impasse over the weekend saying family members still haven't committed to forfeiting enough of their personal wealth Brian Man. NPR news this is NPR news from Washington. John Bolton is no longer president trump's national security advisor. The President tweeted yesterday that he'd asked him to step down because of disagreements on several issues. Bolton said that he offered to resign Bolton was the president's Third National Security Advisor New England Patriots Wide Receiver for in Tonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer Mark Hers from Member Station W. H. In Boston reports in her lawsuit filed in in Florida Brittany Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions. Brown has denied the allegations a lawyer representing him says it was a consensual relationship relationship and that Brown will countersue to clear his name in a statement. Taylor said speaking out was incredibly difficult. She also said she will cooperate with the. NFL L. Brown was released by the Oakland Raiders last week after reportedly clashing with the team throughout training camp he agreed to a contract with New England on Saturday but has yet to to play for the Patriots for NPR news. I'm markers in Boston. A Tornado struck Sioux Falls South Dakota last night city officials say it caused a significant damage and widespread power outages. They're asking people to stay off the streets because of all the down trees and power lines. No injuries have been reported. Ceremonies will be held today at the World Trade Center the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania participants will gather to remember remember the nearly three thousand people killed on September eleventh eighteen years ago. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R. News in Washington.
The O'Reilly Update, September 11, 2019
"Bill O'Reilly here Wednesday September eleventh two thousand and one thousand nine hundred. You are listening to the Riley Update. Here's what's happening across our nation rocket exploded outside the US embassy in Kabul Afghanistan National Security Adviser John Bolton leaves the trump administration the national rifle association Sue San Francisco Median household income stalls for the first time in years. We publicans win in North Carolina's Special House election also coming up the message of the day is Elizabeth Warren a dangerous person but first I rocket explodes outside the US Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan on the anniversary of the nine eleven terror attacks officials report no injuries would have heightened tighten security president trump has cancelled peace negotiations with the Taliban after that group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul that killed one American soldier the president also confirming the departure of National Security Adviser John Bolton citing quote strong disagreements on foreign policy issues including Afghanistan Russia and North Korea. Mr Trump says he will name his fourth national security adviser next week the National Rifle Association suing the city of San Francisco after their board of supervisors labeled a gun rights group bake quote domestic terror organization the NRA claiming the designation violates their freedom of speech and other constitutional rights a new survey from Rasmusen Shows Twenty eight percent of Democrats believe it should be illegal to join the NRA the the Census Bureau confirming that median household income is kind of stagnant after three years of steady growth at sixty three two thousand dollars a year for an American family that means half above that half below that is a one percent increase from the previous twelve months ons but here's some better news poverty rate fell to twelve percent. The lowest level reported since the recession of two thousand seven Republican. Dan Bishop defeated Democrat Dan McCreevy North Carolina the House candidate won the race by four thousand votes region hell by Republicans for decades. Gop He candidate Greg Murphy also won the state's third district president trump calling the election a quote big night for the Republican Party in a Moment Senator Senator Elizabeth Warren rising in the polls but is she a dangerous person right back with that millions of Americans have been diagnosed with cancer or a serious illness if you are one of them and money is a problem you're not alone. It's simple so if you own a life insurance policy of one hundred thousand dollars or more then life guide partners can evaluate your coverage for free to see if you you qualify for cash now when you need it the most be ready to take down the number if you own a life insurance policy of one hundred thousand dollars or more and you are living with a serious illness than life. 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That's right climate change has now morphed into a crisis and we soon may all die unless Elizabeth Warren is elected president so she can change the entire economy and social structure in America in order to save all our lives well. If YOU OPPOSE MS Warren's draconian Kony and plans to combat the climate crisis then you are evil you hate the poor and minorities here's Elizabeth Warren Frames at quote to really address our climate crisis head on we must address the legacy of environmental racism and recognize the climate change doesn't impact every community equally black and Hispanic Americans are more likely to be exposed to air pollution then white Americans intense storms spare down on these communities with recovery that is slow painful and often lacking total support from the government. Latinos exp families and workers are vulnerable to record heat waves and heat related deaths unquote. Now I know Senator Warren is Smarter Martyred Than Your Humble correspondent but I'm challenging her assertion that hot weather is driven by demographics that it seeks out Latinas families. I don't believe storms and extreme weather stock minority groups sorry in addition it is a fact act that the tax payers of the USA funded Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts to the tune of one hundred and fourteen billion billion dollars forty one billion one to relieve Hurricane Maria suffering at least sixteen billion to Hurricane Harvey v Miss Warren has to know that but does not care about facts that do not fit her loopy narrative climate change will kill a loss minorities. First Socialists Like Elizabeth Warren have seized on the very real problem of worldwide pollution to attempt a a power grab. It's that simple and things are escalating chicken. Little is an amateur beside Elizabeth Warren who is hysterically Wrigley warning that the sky is indeed falling only it will fall on Harlem and East L. A. I Senator Warren should host a podcast podcast called the nonsense zone. Her entire presentation is preposterous yet. Millions of Americans are buying her overall. Wish list that the government should run the economy that men should be denied due process and that you're money in savings and investments aren't really yours at all. They're hers for the taking thus I have concluded that Elizabeth Warren is a menace to traditional national American society. Her Vision would curtail individual freedom. Drastically that is a message for more news. Please head on over to Bill o'riley dot com where you can get my upcoming book the United States trump free. If you sign up for membership check it out back in a flash. My friend Glenn Beck launched real estate agents. 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The O'Reilly update brings you something you might not know eighteen years ago today the USA suffered the single greatest terror attack in our history on September eleventh in two thousand one nineteen hijackers trained and funded by al-Qaeda stole four commercial airliners ultimately crashing the jets into New York City Northern Virginia and Pennsylvania two thousand nine hundred seventy. Seven people were killed six thousand seriously wounded between between eight forty six. Am and ten twenty eight by comparison twenty four hundred people died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor just sixty the eight were civilians this year the National September Eleventh Memorial at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan unveiled a new edition on unmarked granite slabs to remember the growing list of victims who have died in the immediate aftermath and years beyond from diseases linked linked to the terror attack today more than fifty one thousand people have applied to the victim's compensation fund that helps those suffering coming from maladies including cancer respiratory illnesses mental health issues like post traumatic stress disorder and depression officials believe eighteen thousand people have developed life threatening illnesses related to the toxic debris that spread across New York City Eighty on that morning in two thousand one since then two thousand first responders and fifteen F. B. I. Agents Asians have died from diseases caused by the terror attacks. Health experts say more than one hundred thousand people living in Manhattan may be suffering offering from nine eleven induced illnesses the maladies include asthma and anxiety disorders now as part of the relief efforts. I'd like to tell you about an organization called. Tuesday's children that group provides much needed support to those whose lives have been impacted by global terrorism. The charity has helped more than twenty seven thousand people injured during the nine eleven attacks as well as victims in twenty eight countries breeze around the world and their children thus the name Tuesday's children for more information. Please visit Tuesday's Children Dot Org. We'll be right back. It's an uncertain world out there. You know that disaster can strike at any time so you need to be prepared to protect yourself and your family only one way to do that is with freeze dried food. It tastes good. 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Wed. 09/11 A Republican Primary Debate is Coming
"Welcome to the election ride home for Wednesday September eleventh two thousand nineteen. I'm your host Chris Gan's Today. There will be Republican primary debate kind of the North North Carolina special elections. Go Republican you can listen to Tim Ryan's new album on spotify. Yes really. The Times asks twenty twenty minutes to weigh in on executive -secutive power Buddha Judge Club Char Sharon awkward airplane moment and yet another head to head poll makes waves but doesn't mean much. Here's what you missed today from on the campaign trail I today I asked on Monday day whether there might be a Republican primary debate now that we have an actual Republican primary field well. The answer is yes kind of according to a Fox News story by Paul Steinhaeuser the three non trump republicans have been invited to debate the group includes former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Twelve at Press Time Walsh and weld are confirmed while Sanford is working to resolve a scheduling conflict trump will not attend the debate will be held by business insider and will stream live live on business insider today which is itself a show on facebook live. It'll happen on Tuesday September twenty four th and will be held in the business insider New York City headquarters quarters the moderators will include Henry blodget Anthony Fisher and Lynette Lopez all of whom are affiliated in some way with business insider or its parent company insider INC reading in here from Fox News quote. The political landscape has changed immeasurably since Donald trump ran for and was elected president said Nicholas Carlson the global editor in Chief of insider INC doc. It's vitally important to have an honest conversation about what it means to be a Republican in the era of trump our debate will be valuable part of that discussion and optimistic weld told Fox News that we already have our first televised debate signed up for and that's going to add a new dimension to the race and I think it's going to be harder and harder for the trump forces to ignore the fact that two thousand twenty is an election year and quote. I will bring you more details on this debate as they emerge. Also I should point out if there are any other Republicans out there considering run right now might be a really good time to announce yesterday reported on the special election in North Carolina with focus on North Carolina's ninth district. Well Republicans had a good night. Dan Bishop the Republican candidate won the Ninth District Against Democrat Dan McCreevy creedy in addition to that race there was another North Carolina's third which was won by Republican Greg Murphy now that third district thing was by no means competitive with Murphy coming out about twenty four percentage manage points ahead in the ninth district though Bishop warned by two percent that is plenty to avoid a runoff and he has the seat at the same time democratic pundits are pointing out that the ninth district has been safely flee read for many decades and this was pretty close even after Republicans spent millions of dollars and sent both the sitting president and VP to campaign so what does this all. I mean well. It depends on who you ask. Let me read here from an article in fivethirtyeight by Nathaniel racket quote on paper it was Republicans who emerged victorious going to for two in two separate congressional elections but there was also a silver lining for Democrats their final vote margin the nights marquee race was much bluer than the district's baseline partisanship hip that race was the do over election North Carolina's ninth Congressional district where alleged election fraud tainted the result of the twenty eighteen contest to such a degree that the state elections elections board opted to hold a new election after the Republican candidate got just nine hundred five more votes than the Democrat in the two thousand eighteen election. Republicans pulled off a clearer. Leyrer win this year based on unofficial results as of eleven thirty pm on Tuesday night Republican State Senator Dan Bishop defeated Democrat Dan McCreevy Fifty one percent to forty nine percent however Democrats did eleven points better in the district than we'd expect them to in neutral political environment as this is normally a heavily Republican district. It is fourteen points. It's rather than the nation as a whole according fivethirtyeight partisan lean metric and trump won the district by twelve points in two thousand sixteen the results also represent a continuation of the Kamini realignment we've seen in the trump era of suburbs getting bluer and rural areas moving even more toward the GOP for instance mccreadie lost the district not even as he won suburban Mecklenburg County by thirteen percentage points in improvement on the two thousand eighteen results when he won Mecklenburg by ten points the portion of Mecklenburg Lindburg falls in the ninth district consists of affluent white areas of Metro Charlotte but as noted by Ryan Matsumoto analysts insight elections McCready did worse than his twenty eighteen performance in every other county most of which are sparsely populated and quote so on the other side. The president tweeted quite a bit about all this with somewhat what less nuance and celebrated the victory you know getting close in politics is nice and all but a wins a win in this case. Democrats are facing an increasingly polarized urban slash twirl split and it's not clear whether that same dynamic will continue all the way into twenty twenty or something else might emerge next up in the things. I thought I'd never say department. Ohio representative. Tim Ryan has dropped an album. Let me just read his tweet quote. I dropped an album really listen to my Hashtag new and better agenda on spotify and quote and then he literally links to an album on spotify. The artist artist is Tim Ryan and the album is called a new and better agenda. This is looking good. Maybe it's like you know mid Nineties alternative rock or something now. Look you know me. I'm the guy I said when Aurora wanted to reintroduce himself he should have done so with Jay z's public service announcement which famously includes the lyric allow leader reintroduce myself so I was pretty psyched to hear these hot beats from Tim Ryan. I mean who wouldn't be so. Let's listen to a random snippet from track six. Two Song called college affordability and I don't have the whole track because they don't subscribe Dr Spotify but anyway here is that preview. This is literally what happens when I hit the play button on track six in the tweet turn up the bass and get ready for Tim Ryan to spit some bars people getting a certification or a one year degree or two year degree to move us into the new economy. We've got to close the skills gap in the United States vast majority of the jobs of the future over ninety percent really since the great recession Russian have required more than a high school diploma and we need to make sure that there aren't any economic barriers for people to at least get to your yeah so if you're a spotify subscribe. There is a heck of a lot more where that came from. There's a link in the show notes okay true story time. When I graduated from high school I went down to the library and got a book on Stock Picking and pick a bunch of total jokers by following this weird word magical thinking strategy involving curves and the Dow and all this weird stuff anyway. My first five stock picks all went down the drain and there is a lesson there do some research on an actual company rather than using some bizarre magic formula and that's where my Wall Street comes in my Wall Street does the research and they tell you about stock stocks. They think are solid and why get actual facts about actual companies. My Wall Street helps you. Enter the investing with a trustworthy partner at your side or if you're already. Are there and you want some excellent research. This is the tool you need so check it out. Election Reid homelessness can access the entire my Wall Street APP all that research four free and he's a for thirty days instead of the normal seven day free trial after a full month you can stick with their expert guidance for just ninety nine a month so visit my wall. Oh S. T. dot com slash ride to download the APP now and get access to their market beating stock picks and expert guidance again. That link is spell my Wall L. S. T. dot com slash ride yesterday. The New York Times published a massive feature titled. We asked twenty twenty candidates how they would wheeled presidential power. Here's what they said and it's just what you think reading from the Intro by Charlie savage quote American political fights often turn on interpretations of executive power weather and win the president May Act without Congressional approval or defy federal statutes particularly in matters of war secrecy and law enforcement forcement the Times sent a survey to the presidential candidates about their understanding of the scope and limits of the authority they would wield if elected the candidates also detailed any potential new curbs on White House power they would be willing to sign into law and quote and then there are sixteen candidates who responded including Joe Walsh and bill well on the Republican side but the Times piece this is missing a handful of major candidates reading again from the fine print at the bottom quote in June. I sent a questionnaire to candidates challenging president trump in the two thousand twenty election. I'd I'd also conducted this survey in each of the past three primary campaigns several other candidates were also invited to participate but have not yet answered the questions including build a blasios Julio Castro John Delaney Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang The Times will update this graphic if and went any of them provide answers before they dropped out of the race. John Hickenlooper answered the questions and curious Gillibrand provided general statement. Mr De Blasio also provided a statement and quote both those statements and they hickenlooper answers are linked in the article at the way bottom now. This survey is way long with eleven topic areas and I'm not gonna read like five minutes quotes here but there is a huge pile of text over the New York Times Lincoln the show notes of course covering a bunch of topics. This is everything from freedom of the press to military power to whether sitting presidents president can be indicted. This is a terrific way to look at how specific candidates choose to respond to these complex questions some of them offer simple short direct answers. There's others give what are essentially essays response and most fall somewhere in between but one of the most fascinating questions to me is number ten for the question is incredibly. Lee's short and simple. They simply ask quote who are your campaigns advisors for legal issues and quote of the sixteen candidates who were asked only five five gave what I consider to be a real answer. Most of them simply did not answer at all or others gave an answer saying they didn't really want to tell the times or might do do it later or whatever and that includes by the way the entire top three of the Democratic field they all gave non answers here. It's a pretty simple question question so you have to give credit to people who actually answered the question for example Bill. Weld's answer was quote Nicholas Rostow. Rj Lyman Martin skuld and quote that is an answer at his concrete and unambiguous and points to weld now. Let's briefly look at another example. Elizabeth Warren Warren responded quote my campaign relies on and appreciates advice and guidance from a variety of legal scholars and practitioners and quote that is a non answer the question what specifically who these people are not whether they exist or whether you appreciate them so check out the link digging for entre policy stuff and a few pretty pretty notable non answers to all right the next one is a quickie and it caught my I because it was a funny moment and it got a little funnier the closer you looked so yesterday afternoon mayor people to judge posted a photo on twitter and road quote very funny united and quote. The photo shows the interior of an airplane with a two by two seat configuration meaning that on each side of the plane. You got two seats window and I'll so this is probably a small all commuter jet for a short flight. Also this is definitely not first class and you can tell the photo was taken in row twelve anyway the photo show Senator Amy Klobuchar laughing thing in an aisle seat in other words closer to the middle and sitting one row ahead of Buddha judge who is grinning but it's also crammed into a window seat or the window doesn't actually lineup with the seat you know he's just kinda misaligned there. He is behind Kluber. It is farther to the left of the plane in the location data. The tweet is marked is coming from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport so I hope the candidates had a nice flight together. Oh and United Airlines did in fact respond a bit later writing quote. Hey Pete Pete we thought Youtube Might WanNa talk debate strategies before the big night Thursday and quote but that's not all the passengers seated across the aisle from club. HR posted a bunch of photos and and explained what was going on. His twitter. Handle is at L. B. T. X. Three and he posted selfies with each of the candidates among other things when somebody else asked him you to explain what club was laughing at in that first picture he wrote quote me. I made a joke about giving up my seat to Mayor Pete and team. I told told him it was going to cost him but I was okay because I got to sit next to the amazing Amy Klobuchar. She was wonderful. She knows how to keep busy and make a complete stranger. Smile end quote last up-to-date this next. I mentioned only because you're gonNA hear about it and I think you should be prepared prepare to know why it doesn't really matter that much a new poll from the Washington Post in ABC News including a variety of questions that are pertinent to the upcoming election and the one that got the the most play online. Today was one of those head to head matchup holes where the question reads quote. If the twenty percents election were being held today and the candidates were Donald trump trump the republican and so and so the Democrat for whom would you vote would you lean towards trump or so and so and quote and obviously so and so is my I term in the actual pole tech's they used the word item to indicate a candidate's name and what they mean is they would insert the name of a real candidate there when the pollster was asking the question live live over the phone well okay. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points for this particular question which they asked of all registered voters. The responses broke down that every single Democrat they asked about beat trump by a pretty decent margin for kicks. I'm going to read those numbers but I want you to listen to them knowing that they are highly dubious because we are so far away from the general election. Okay got it all right. GonNa reach some matchups. Now Biden wins fifty five tough forty ready. Sanders Wins Fifty Two to forty three Warren wins fifty one to forty four Harris wins fifty to forty three three and Buddha judge wins forty seven to forty three now again poll literacy time the margin there's plus or minus four percent in either direction and for either side. Does that make sense so that thing we're biden shuts out trump by fifteen points well that actually is outside the margin even if the poll is actually the full full four points off for each candidate. There's an eight point margin there because we could be wrong. GonNa Trump side. We could be wrong on the Biden side but he's fifteen points ahead. You know so so he's outside the margin the same thing is true for Sanders the other three Warren Harris and Buddha judge are all technically polling within the margin of trump though obviously there does appear to be a trend here which is the trump can't seem to break about forty four percent in any of these matchups within this particular poll and that does agree with previous polling. I've seen about this now having said all that the thing we should pay most attention to here is the amount of support trump can draw versus anybody and that appears ears maybe to have a ceiling at least right now. In this case like I said it's forty four percent plus or minus the margin of error of four percent so he might have a ceiling of forty eight eight percent who knows now that ceiling that number is going to change in some direction by the time a year from this November rolls around and people actually vote and by the same token there were five. Democratic candidates listed. Obviously only one of them is actually going to be running for president in general and those candidates are also GonNa Change Range during that massive time period so go back and check out the episode of this show from August sixteenth titled Understanding Early Head To head polling for some more data data a simple explanation of why Democrats should not get too excited about these particular kinds of polls. There is a link to that episode in the show. It's at the very bottom well that is it for the ride home. I have been your host Chris. Higgins always find me on twitter at Chrissy Teigen's well. It is a solemn day to do a new show or really much of anything anything to be frank. I'm glad to be here and have my co-pilot my trustee Russian blue cat Mr Spock asleep on a blanket next me gently snoring as I record the show and before you ask ask no there has been no Russian blue interference in this program unless you count repeated requests for lifetime which I will admit did affect my writing somewhat all right as always thanks for listening and we'll talk to Y'all tomorrow.
February 22, 2019
"The Good Friday morning. I'm Jake Sherman and welcome to your political playbook on your briefing. Stay tuned after the show for a message from the American beverage association, and I'm Anna Palmer, the election board North Carolina has ordered a new election in the ninth district where Republican Mark Harris ran against democrat, Dan, McCreevy in November or barren. Lopez reports that it is unclear whether Harris will run again, he's got health problems and GOP strategists told her his campaign may have a hard time fundraising. There are several other Republicans eyeing the seat, but here's our question. This is an are plus eight seat how much money will the two parties. Spend to win a seat that has absolutely no bearing on the control of power in Washington will outside groups get involved once one gets in. They all do and this could become a multimillion dollar endeavor the damore. Register has a story short to be on the radar of Republicans. Steve king said in an interview Thursday, he has nothing to apologize for and plans to run for. Reelection governors from across the country are headed to Washington for the national governors association's winter meeting, Alex is is that reports that Maryland's Republican governor Larry HOGAN plans to go to New Hampshire this spring as he weighs at twenty twenty challenge to President Donald Trump. He also accused the RNC of going to extraordinary lengths to shield the president from a primary challenge. The LA times is reporting that the next leader of the California Republican party needs to raise money and quickly as they try to recover from a brutal midterm Markelle poodle has the latest on the twenty twenty DNC convention drama with Florida Democrats knocking the Wisconsin governor for having a quote unquote hissy fit on the twenty twenty front. How the outer vine Natasha? Correct. You report that Bernie Sanders has the early edge on Elizabeth Warren in the battle for the far left while Gabby or rights that vice President Mike Pence has been tapped to take the message of Trumpism abroad in Andrew studio notes that Trump stay silent on the media hating. Coast guard officer who was arrested the San Francisco Chronicle has a look at how the Trump administration is beginning to move ahead with its plan to stop granting work permits to the spouses of highly skilled visa holders on the investigations front. The judge in the Roger stone case has broadened the gag order against him after he apparently targeted her on Instagram. NBC news is reporting that an IRS agent has admitted to giving Michael cones financial records to Michael avenue. Here's what's on tap. For Trump's Friday. The president will meet with the Chinese vice premier Liu. He at two thirty pm in the Oval Office. He will leave the White House at seven ten pm in route to the Republican governors association event at the Andrew w Mellon auditorium where he will give his speech before returning to the White House. Subscribe to playbook at politico dot com slash playbook, America's beverage companies are working together to support families efforts to reduce sugar in their diet together. Coke Dr Pepper and Pepsi are. Providing more great tasting options with less sugar or no sugar at all. Smaller portion sizes clear calorie labels, and reminders to think. Balance more choices smaller portions less sugar. Learn more about how we're working together at balance US dot org. That's balance US dot org.
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This Bill is designed to do is to go to the supreme court and challenge that particular precedence that said in nineteen Seventy-three that abortion is legal on demand essentially anytime anywhere for any raise democratic Senator Bobby singleton had this message for the women of Alabama. I would just like to say to all away state of Alabama. I'm sorr- measure now goes to the desk of Republican governor Kay Ivey. Republican voters in North Carolina's ninth congressional district of chosen their candidate for a special election to fill vacant US house seat as w UNC's rusty. Jacobs reports state. Elections officials ordered the vote after invalidating results of a twenty eighteen contest a political operative working for then Republican candidate marquess now faces felony charges Harris edged democrat, Dan McCreevy by just over nine hundred votes in the discarded twenty eighteen results McCreadie is running again libertarian. Jeff, Scott and green party member. Alan Smith are also on the ballot state Senator Dan Bishop when Tuesday's Republican primary Bishop is known for sponsoring the now repealed bathroom Bill that required transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate for NPR news. I'm rusty Jacobs in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. San Francisco supervisors voted to ban facial recognition technology that doesn't have a usage policy. They've approved. The ban is part of legislation requiring local departments to provide. Details on any surveillance software planned or currently in use Russia. President Vladimir Putin says he believes President Trump is ready to repair relations with Moscow US secretary of state Mike Pompeo explored the possibility Tuesday during meetings with Russian officials in Sochi NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports as he met palm peyot in so cheap. President Putin was again brushing off allegations of Russia's interference in US elections saying quote, however, exotic the work of special counsel Robert Mueller was it confirmed. There was no collusion. Putin's comments came after Pompeo had warned Russia's foreign minister to make sure that election interferences a thing of the past the Russians were engaged in that in two thousand twenty it would put our relationship in an even worse place than it has been and encourage them not to do that that we would we would not tolerate that says he was in so cheap. Because President Trump is committed to improving ties with Russia. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department. You're listening to NPR news. There's some concern about the parts being used at the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington state. A federal watchdog is looking into all types of parts at a seventeen billion dollar construction project there and at similar sites across the nation. Details from Anna king, the northwest news network. The inspector general for the department of energy found that a sample of parts going into a large waste treatment plant at Hanford has problems. Specifically parts are not documented properly to ensure their safety for nuclear waste processing Bechtel is the lead company building the treatment plant this meant to process. Fifty six million gallons of radioactive waste and the company has been under fire for this same issue in the past. The report says this problem might be a nationwide issue for the department of energy at all of it cites the department of energy says that it firmly stands behind the safety of the items and services that were the subject of the federal report for. NPR news. I'm Anna king in Richland Washington. Tim Conway who appeared in television shows movies over five decades has died. Conway has best known as part of the on samba cast on the Carol Burnett show, which aired for seven years until nineteen seventy eight he won a Golden Globe. And multiple Emmys for his performance on the show and two more Emmys for guest appearances on the TV shows coach and thirty rock. Tim Conway was eighty five years old on stock markets in Asia shares are higher following gains. On Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials rose two hundred seven points. The NASDAQ added eighty seven I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington.
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Mike Pompeo was among those to clash with Bolton the presence entitled to the staff that he wants that at any moment this is a staff person who works directly for the President United States and he he should have people trust and values I used and whose efforts judgments benefit him and delivering American Foreign Policy Bulletins Deputy Charles Kupperman has been named acting national security advisor are Tamra Keith. NPR news the Whitehouse Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with new measures to curb gun violence NPR's Windsor Johnston reports the legislation comes in in the wake of back to back mass shootings last month in Ohio and Texas. The bills are part of a bipartisan effort to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow vote would on gun related bills speaking to reporters. McConnell said he will not commit to bringing gun control legislation up for consideration until the White House comes forward. Where'd with its own ideas. I'm going to wait and assess the proposal that actually could become law and that I'll be happy to explain my vote. One where the other congressional Democrats have been urging President trump to support legislation that would expand background checks to nearly all gun purchases a measure has already passed the house but has been blocked in the Senate Windsor Johnston. NPR News Washington the first female head of the European Commission has unveiled her picks for her twenty-seven member team running the I use executive branch is Teri Schultz explains. There's one returning commissioner whose name is quite familiar in some American circles known as a fierce regulator of Silicon Valley tech giant's Margaret Avesta. The outgoing competition commissioner is expected to win parliamentary approval as the incoming competition commissioner. The Danish politician will be elevated baited to an executive vice president and also given a new role in digital policy. She'll be tasked with finding international consensus on increasing taxes on large digital accompanies. A proposition vehemently opposed by the United States Puerto Terry Scholten Brussels Americans had a bit more money last year though overall incomes rose at their slowest pace in four years only now matching the peak. They set in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. The government says median household income meaning half of all households earned more than half earned less rose to sixty three thousand one hundred seventy nine dollars a mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow is up seventy three points the Nasdaq down this is NPR Israeli prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu says if he wins Israeli elections next week he will enact a large strip of the West Bank to Israel embarrass Daniel Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem said if he's reelected next week he'll claim Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and Northern Dead Sea region of the West Bank immediately upon formation mation of new Israeli government. That's about thirty percent of the West Bank bordering Jordan. It would be a dramatic move. Israel occupied the West Bank for more than fifty years that Palestinians claimed territory and Israel never formally annexed it. Netanyahu made a similar election pledge in the spring promising to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Now Netanyahu says he wait on annexing other settlements out of respect for president trump. He said trump is likely to present his Israeli. Palestinian peace plan days after Israeli elections Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Muhamed Sta said the land of Palestine is not a part of Netanyahu's election campaign and called Netanyahu the main destroyer of of the peace process Daniel Estrin. NPR News Jerusalem with polls now open in North Carolina for a closely watched special election. There are already claims voting irregularities. He's Republican officials in one county contend election officials failed to update the address of keep precinct those state election officials say voters were notified of the address change weeks ago uh-huh collection in North Carolina's ninth Congressional District Pits Democrat Dan McCreevy against conservative state Senator Dan Bishop Vacant seat. It's widely seen as a referendum on the trump. Administration crude oil futures prices closed lower oil down forty five cents a bale to fifty seven forty a barrel. I'm Jack Speer N._P._R. News in Washington.
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"Support for NPR and the following message. Come from sue Honey association op they care who your Honey comes from. So that's why they know each of their independent beekeepers by name look for soobee Osu's, raw and unfiltered or beaks local raw Honey at your grocery store today. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. A new NPR PBS news hour merit poll. Volunteer majority of Americans do not approve of President Trump's emergency declaration to get money to build barriers along the US border with Mexico as NPR's. Domenico Montanaro reports. Many critics call it a manufactured crisis most people disapprove of Trump's national emergency declaration, and they think he's misusing his presidential authority. I mean most say they don't even think there is an emergency on the border. It's a different story though, with his base ninety percent of Trump supporters think there is an emergency on the border. So the bottom line is not many people beyond his base like this national emergency declaration. It's an unprecedented move and Americans are very polarized about this decision. That's basically been the story of the first two years of the Trump presidency to medical months narrow NPR news, Washington. California governor Gavin nuisances his. State is being punished for challenging the president's emergency declaration Newsom is referring to the administration's plans to cancel funding for high speed rail system. The transportation department is also demanding a refund of the money. California has already received Saudi the projects financial and logistical setbacks. The democratic led house oversight committee is investigating claims that the Trump administration tried to rush the transfer of US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia perhaps illegally as NPR's. Tim Mack reports the panel has released a twenty four page report on the allegations. The report cites multiple whistle blowers who save at Trump administration officials ignored top at advisers who repeatedly tried and failed to halt this process. Michael Flynn who once served as the president's national security adviser and Thomas BRAC who chaired the Trump inaugural committee are named as the major drivers of this effort. The report also states that Flynn served as an advisor to. A private firm seeking to build nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia, which could pose a conflict of interest to MAC NPR news, Washington in North Carolina. The board of elections is holding hearings on allegations of ballot fraud in an undecided. Race for the state's ninth. Congressional district NPR's miles park says details on Tuesday's testimony. The state board is heard from a number of poll workers in bladen county, North Carolina one worker testified that the results were improperly tabulated at the end of early voting. Those results aren't supposed to be counted. Until polls close on election day there questions about whether those results were shared with people working for campaigns in the district Republican Mark Harris leads democrat, Dan McCreevy in the unofficial tally of the race. But the state board is expected to vote at the end of the hearing on whether that count is tainted enough to merit a new election any resolution still looks far off though as both candidates have requested more than two dozen more witnesses to testify, miles parks. NPR news, Raleigh, North Carolina. You're listening to NPR news. A high school student in Covington Kentucky is suing the Washington Post over its coverage of him during last month's right to life rally in Washington. A photo of the student standing face to face with an elderly native American activists sparked widespread outrage, the plaintiff alleges the post targeted and bullied him because he's white Catholic and a souvenir make America great again cap. His attorneys say that more lawsuits are coming USA gymnastics has named a former NBA executive as its next president and CEO as NPR's Amy held reports. The sports governing body is seeking a fresh start in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal Neely Leong is a former gymnast who went onto become a vice president at the NBA. She is the fourth person in two years to take on the job of leading USA gymnastics, a jump. She says will likely be the greatest challenge of her life. The organization is facing accusations. It shielded and enabled the disgraced doctor. Who's been convicted of molesting athletes? Over span of decades. USA gymnastics is the subject of dozens of lawsuits from survivors. Leong says her goals as its new leader include resolving the lawsuits equitably rebuilding trust. And creating a safe environment might inform the culture experience or athlete in radar or the opportunity for us to occur again for say on the job is March eighth. 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Revolutionaries best those calling for evolution in Democratic debate in Detroit
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I'm James From The Washington Post and this is the daily two for Wednesday July thirty today's news president trump says he may not be able to negotiate a trade deal with China until after the twenty twenty election family separations continue at the border however with the feds often making dubious excuses in a grand jury hands down indictments for a Republican operative accused of election fraud in North Carolina and seven others but first the big idea it has been building since the first primary debate in Miami ended and on Tuesday night it broke out into the open in Detroit A full-scale ideological brawl about the direction of the Democratic Party and what it will take to defeat President Trump in twenty twenty in miami the presidential candidates collectively advocated for policies that highlighted the party's dramatic shift to the left including government run healthcare that would eliminate private insurance the decriminalization of illegal immigration and health care for undocumented immigrants on Tuesday Tuesday at the Fox theater. The moderates in the field pushed back hard the targets Tuesday were the two liberal leading candidates in the field that were onstage. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Burri Sanders they were accused of embracing free everything and fairytale policies and for making impossible promises that could compromise demise the party's hopes of winning back voters they lost in two thousand sixteen including in a state like Michigan Warren and Sanders more than stood their ground during two spirited rooted hours of sharpened passionate exchanges there were unapologetic and they relished being at the center of the fight at one point a frustrated Warren shot back at one of her principal antagonists antagonists former congressman John Delaney from Maryland who was happily playing the role of foil. She said she doesn't understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we can't do as a country the crowd loved it going into last night's debate. There were questions about whether either arising Warren Aura slipping sanders sanders competing for many of the same voters would go at each other instead they were forced into solidarity at least for the night after they came under assault during the other candidates opening statements it began. Again with Montana Governor Steve Bullock didn't qualify for the first debate and was under pressure to make his mark quickly so that he can get into the third debate then Delaney compared warnin sanders to George McGovern Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis critiques continued from former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan p Buddha Ludi judge the mayor of South Bend sought to walk a careful line between the two wings as did former congressman Beto O'Rourke author Marianne Williamson animated as much as anyone found ways to go in both directions directions and she was the most googled candidate during the debate healthcare dominated the first half hour and it turned into a pointed discussion of whether the Party should embrace Medicare for role in the elimination of private health insurance or try to build on the affordable care act by adding a public option which is what Barack Obama fought for or some kind of other plan to get universal missile coverage Hickenlooper said he wants an evolution not a revolution sanders who was far more energetic last night than he wasn't Miami has said repeatedly that his plan would require raising taxes on the middle class although that in the end he says Americans would pay less overall for their healthcare than they pay now C._N._n.. Moderator Jake Tapper Press Warren and the others who favor Medicare for all the answer whether they would do the same Warren hedged then Ryan who represents the Youngstown area of Ohio said that Medicare for all would mean that union workers who negotiated for good health coverage sometimes the expensive wage increases would lose benefits sanders insisted that his plan would allow for benefits as good or better better than what those workers get now. Ryan said Sanders can't possibly know that then sanders shot back with the most memorable line of the night. I wrote the Damn Bill. He said his campaign campaign is already selling t shirts that say that the sparring that began Tuesday will no doubt be repeated tonight when Joe Biden who has clashed with sanders over healthcare will be at center stage and looking to improve on his lackluster performance for Miami he'll be next to come La- Harris again and he could tangle with which began in earnest last December even his trump's chief trade advisors resumed talks in Shanghai? The president's tweets suggested that a deal made me much further away than the administration has been saying for months Chinese officials appear to be under less pressure to get an agreement than they were a few months ago as hardliners have moved into negotiate for Beijing. They're also sending sending signals that trump's repeated threats aren't working all trump maintains the drawn out conflict is mostly hurting China experts say the trade war is damaging our economy and possibly possibly fueling a global slowdown. Meanwhile North Korea fired two more short range ballistic missiles overnight the missile launch was the second in a week after after Pyongyang also fired short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan last Thursday. Although a ballistic missile test is a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the missiles designed to threaten South Korea trump has been playing down the significance of these tests saying many countries test short range missiles they don't North Korea has also threatened to pull out of denuclearization tation talks with the US if the Americans go ahead with joint military exercises claiming that that would break a promise made by trump to Kim Jong UN when the two leaders met in the D._M._Z.. At the end of June number to the trump administration has allegedly taken nearly one thousand child migrants parents from their parents at the southern border since a federal judge ordered the U._S. government to stop family separations in a lengthy court filing yesterday in U._S.. District Court in San and Yego lawyers for the A._C._l._U. provided evidence that one migrant lost his daughter because a U._S.. Border Patrol agent claimed he had failed to change the girls diaper. Another migrant lost his child because of a conviction on a charge of malicious destruction of property. The alleged damage was less than five dollars. One father who lawyer say has a speech impediment impediment was separated from his four This group of a thousand kids just under a thousand who've been taken from their parents is in addition to the twenty seven hundred children who were taken from their parents during that in chaotic six week period for May June of last year number three a North Carolina grand jury yesterday returned several new indictments for for a political operative who prosecutors say orchestrated a ballot tampering scheme will working for a Republican congressional candidate in two thousand Eighteen Leslie mccray Dallas was charged with two counts of felony obstruction of justice perjury solicitation to commit perjury conspiracy to obstruct justice and possession of absentee ballots Dallas worked for Republican Republican Mark Harris and Evangelical Minister From Charlotte who ran against Democrat Dan McCreevy in the two thousand eighteen general from North Carolina's Ninth Congressional district initial ballot counts showed Harris with a narrow lead over mccreadie about nine hundred votes but the state's board of elections refused to certify the outcome amid the accusations of Fraud Dallas is accused of scheming to illegally legally collected than fill in forge and submit mail in ballots from voters into rural North Carolina counties seven other people who prosecutors say were involved in the scheme were also indicted yesterday. We've uncovered evidence that the F._B._i.. Participated in a surveillance operation against Alice in his associates back in May of twenty two thousand eighteen but agents chose not to take public action to stop what they believed was ongoing fraud until it was too late. Search warrants released in March two thousand nineteen describe how state and F._B._I.. Investigators jointly watched Dallas as he met with individuals and conducted transactions at A._T._M.'s in a convenience store in in Bladen County. That's the epicenter of the alleged fraud in the ninth district which stretches East from Charlotte along the South Carolina border the individuals later told investigators instigators the ones