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Biden and Putin Agree to Extend Nuclear Treaty
"Biden had his first call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Biden did not shy away from raising concerns over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, cyber espionage and the bounties on American troops. That is a big contrast with the open admiration former president Trump expressed for Putin or joined now to talk about it by NPR's Lucy in Kim in Moscow. Hi there. Listen. Morning. So what exactly did Biden and Putin talk about in their first phone call? Well, The main thing they talked about was the new start treaty. This is the last nuclear arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, and it literally expires at the end of next week. The Trump Administration tried to add new conditions to the treaty in its negotiations with Russia that failed, and now there's not any time left and it looks like both sides are going for a straight five year extension as provided for in the treaty. As for the other things they talked about. The Kremlin emphasizes in its readout that they talked about cooperation in fighting the corona virus and bilateral trade. But the White House readout Aziz you mentioned brings up some of the more thorny issues like Alexei Navalny of Russian election interference. And the recent cyber attack on the U. S government. So the Kremlin was much more diplomatic and conciliatory and its tone while it seems the White House was much tougher, so some mixed messages, they're probably no surprise under the circumstances, though. And we know Lucien that Biden has met Putin before when Biden was vice president under Obama, But what do we know about the personal relationship between these two men? This is not an easy relationship. I don't think there's any love loss between Biden and Putin. But all the Russian experts I've talked to say Putin is also pragmatic and he's ready to do business. And in some sense, he's really desperate to get the attention of the United States. You know, Despite all of Trump's admiration for Putin, he left relations in a really bad place. The last time we know that there was a phone call between the Russian and American presidents was six months ago last summer. I didn't understand the U. S needs to deal with Russia and he's in a hurry to extend the new start treaty, but I think it's very telling how he made this phone call. He did it after Antony Blinken was confirmed as secretary of state. And as Blinken and the other foreign ministers of the G seven condemned Navalny's imprisonment. Besides that, quite symbolically. Biden also called the secretary general of NATO. Yesterday. This all sends a very clear message to Putin that the US is again working with its allies and will very loudly criticize the Kremlin. So as we've said new administration, very different approach to Russia and many other things. How should we expect US Russia relations to change under Biden? Well. Biden called Russia the biggest threat to U. S National Security and its allies during the election campaign, and the statement was heard in Moscow as well. Nobody I've talked to here expects and relations to get any better. So in the short term, it looks like both sides can agree that renewing new start is a win win situation. But in this phone call with Putin, Biden also alluded to a lot of the huge stumbling blocks that lie ahead. These are issues that won't go away and will dominate the bilateral agenda. NPR's Lucy and Kim, Thanks so much. Thank you.
Uganda Election Marred by Violence
"Uganda is a young country. Many if not most of its citizens have known of the leader. The nari savini who has held uganda's presidency since he first seized it in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. But any ugandans wanting to see a change at the top are going to have to wait a while longer earlier this week. Musevenei was declared the winner of uganda's latest presidential election convincingly defeating his main rival. Bobby wine a pop star who has leveraged his popularity among uganda's youth into a political movement. The election campaign was violent. Dozens of people were killed. The election itself is perhaps legitimacy they were no international observers. Either or both because ugandan authorities refused to accredit will because they recommendations had been ignored on previous occasions. The internet was shot off the authoritarian over each did not cease after president. Musevini's victory was officially confirmed. Bobby wine was placed under house arrest confined to his kampala home by the army. Musevenei commands if uganda has to resign itself to another five years of yari musevenei. What is the best. It can hopeful. All might bobby wine and the generation he represents actually have been strengthened by this loss. desk.
FBI Warns Of Groups Calling For ‘Storming’ Of Courthouses Nationwide And In Washington, DC If Trump Is Removed
"And FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News said an unnamed armed group called for storming State capitals, government buildings, courthouses and the U. S Capitol. If President Trump has removed from Office before Inauguration Day, The Homeland Security Department said it would implement the inaugural security plans six days earlier starting Wednesday, when the House could take an impeachment vote. The FBI said the group is planning attacks in D. C and there have been specific threats against President elect Biden, Vice President elect Harris and members of Congress. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New YORK In Boston, the FBI here says it does not currently don't have any plans. Armed protests at the Massachusetts statehouse over New Hampshire. Rhode Island, Maine Governor Charlie Baker says there's nothing law enforcement. Is aware of here. There are currently no known threats with respect to the state House or any other public building. At this time in Massachusetts, and on we will continue to monitor and track the information that's out there on we will be appropriately prepared for anything that might happen. President Trump meantime, today, taking aim at the prospect of being impeached again, The president calls it ridiculous. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger. Speaking to reporters for First time since the Capitol attack, which Democrats blame on him, the president said the impeachment push is dangerous, but we want no violence, never violence. The House will begin debating impeachment tomorrow, charging the president with incitement of insurrection in urging supporters to March on the capital, but the president's taking no responsibility for the riot. Saying his remarks to backers were totally appropriate. Soccer Megane Washington's president Trump visits section of the US Mexico border wall today on way to celebrate the completion afforded 50 miles of fencing this year. Hidalgo County Democratic Judge Richard Cortez wants the president to stay away in order to prevent large crowds that might bring more positive covert cases. We just modified order to ask all our hospitals not to do elective surgeries because we're 18.8% of our hospital capacity in Texas, the Legislature opening up today and Austin ABC is Jim Ryan says. Talk of Unarmed demonstration and lingering threats of covert 19 of rattles Some lawmakers nerves. Even images of the riot at the U. S. Capitol might not be enough to keep Texas 181 legislators from attending the opening ceremony at the state Capitol. With the specter of a novel coronavirus infection is a different matter to Democratic state representatives from the Dallas area plan to skip the event for fear that it might be a covert 19 super spreader hand there's a B C's Jim Ryan. The first U. S execution of a female inmate and 67 years was supposed to happen today. Right now, though, a court has put that on hold. The judge granted the stay late Monday, citing the need to determine Lisa Montgomery's mental competency. The Kansas woman got the death sentence for killing Bobby Joe, stand it and cutting out her baby. She was planning to raise the child as her own. That girl is now 16. Montgomery had a history of faking pregnancies and tricks dented into believing the two were meeting up so Montgomery could adopt a puppy. Montgomery's lawyers have argued that sexual abuse during her childhood lead to mental illness I'm Julie Walker, Boston native Casino mogul and GOP mega donor, Sheldon Adelson has died of the disease. Jim McKay has more on his life. Adelson was born in Boston and grew up in Dorchester. He rose to become the chief executive officer. The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns casinos all over the world. Adelson was one of the early casino executives that look to spearhead American based casinos and Asian markets. In his later years, he became known for his major political donations him and his wife were known as the biggest backers of President Trump's re election campaign and 2020. He had been suffering from a cancer related illness recently in the past week. He had taken time off for surgery, his wife confirming this morning that he died of a long illness. Sheldon Adelson DEAD at 87 Jim McKay WBZ Boston's news radio in Massachusetts. Raised filmmaker has died. Director Anna Rose King died January 3rd after losing her battle with lung cancer, family says King died in New York City hospital She directed a total of seven films. One of which was inspired by the passing of her broadcast executive Father Roger King, the movie titled Good Enough Centers on the New York City based flight attendant who seeks to find a lost relative after her father's death. Popular television hover Syria's soon we'll be making its way to the tip of the Cape for filming of their 10th season. WBC's Kim Tunnicliffe takes a look selectman in Provincetown have approved 20th Century Fox is request to film the American horror story anthology in town from February 1st through March 6th selectwoman Lease, King says This could be a big boon for businesses in the area struggling because of the pandemic. It's off season. You're talking about bringing a lot of economic activity town at a time when businesses Could really use those dollars. King is a bit concerned about large crowds gathering due to the popularity of the show. She's seeking assurances that crowd control measures will be in place which enforce existing covert 19 rules and regulations. The cast of 100 will include Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Macaulay Culkin. Kevin Tonic, Left WBZ Boston's news radio. Listening
Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill
"Trump's veto of a defense policy bill a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago ensuring the measure becomes law in an extraordinary new year's day session the republican controlled senate easily ten to the veto dismissing trump's objections to the seven hundred and forty billion dollar bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before he leaves the white house. The eighty-one thirteen vote in the senate on the widely popular defense spill followed an earlier. Three hundred and twenty two to eighty seven override. Vote in the house. The bill affirms a three percent pay rise for us troops and guides defense policy cementing decisions about troop levels new weapons systems and military readiness personnel policy and other military goals house speaker. Nancy pelosi said the sweeping overwhelmingly. Bipartisan votes in the house and senate delivered a resounding rebuke to president. Trump's reckless assault on america's military and national security instead of keeping americans safe. The president continues to use his final moments in office to sow chaos and undermine now security trump vetoed the defense measure last week saying it failed to limit twitter and other social media companies. He claimed to a biased against him during his failed. Re-election campaign trump also oppose language that allows for the renaming of military bases that honor confederate leaders rhode island. Senator jack reed. The top democrat on the senate armed services committee called trump's veto a parting gift to russian president vladimir putin and a lump of coal for our troops.
Republicans react to Swalwell relationship with suspected Chinese spy
"Radio News Bureau. I'm lance Pride. Republicans are reacting to the allegations of a Democratic congressmen's relationship with a Chinese spy. California Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell began a relationship with the woman suspected of being a Chinese by Accused by Christine Thing helped raise money for his 2014 congressional re election campaign and recruited at least one intern for his office. Republican congressman from Florida Michael Walls tells Fox News. This is only the beginning. Look, this is the tip of the iceberg. At this point. That's been a year on the China task force, and it is in our universities, students. It's research institutions. We really need to get a handle on this for
2 missing after landslide, Tribal chairman reinstated, and Trudeau breaks water promise
"This is national native news. tonio gonzales. Two people were still missing. Thursday in haines alaska after landslides this week cage. Ns reports four of six people thought to be missing have been accounted for. Emergency response is underway in the community landslides triggered by rain destroyed homes and displaced community members. Local groups are among those offering assistance. The central council of clinton haida indian tribes as coordinating efforts with the choukou indian association to provide food clothing and shelter and have set up funding apps for donations. The states also working to provide additional resources and assistance to hanes the four pakistani boyne ensue tribal executive board and northeast montana reinstated the tribes suspended chairman following a december third vote yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports during a special public board meeting attorney. Georgette blow read. Nine charges from the tribal executive board against chairman. Floyd is your lead to suspension on november fifth. His deserve the best interest of one of the charges. That chairman is your had refused to attend board meetings since august twenty fourth and another was he inappropriately tried to maintain and pay for services from a close associates construction company. Bp construction even after the board entered into litigation with the same company for failing to provide services during his response is yours at the board was being quote unfair and he denied all allegations saying he was fulfilling his role as chairman. Your pardon after hearing the charges and is yours defense. Seven of the eleven tribal executive board members voted to remove the chairman. Eight votes were required for as yours. Removal emerson young one of the board members who voted to remove your said. The board of the chairman needed to be a united front moving forward working. It is what it is now. The better people and work more work as warm. When board member patricia ironclad runs through began urging her to retract critical opinion articles. He had published about the board in the fort peck journal. The chairman stood up. Said the decision had already been made to reinstate him and left before the board adjourned. The tribal executive board will continue. It's ongoing litigation against bp construction as was reinstated as chairman immediately after the vote. I'm caitlyn nicholas. The canadian government says it will not be able to keep its pledge to lift all long-term drinking water advisories and first nations as down carpenter reports the government of prime minister justin trudeau had promised to do so by march of twenty twenty one indigenous services minister mark miller says he takes full responsibility for the broken promise. He also pledged spend more than one and a half billion dollars to make sure that the work gets done. Prime minister justin trudeau had promised during the two thousand and fifteen election campaign to all long-term boil water advisories within five years. Miller acknowledged that the original plan was an ambitious one adding that there were many reasons for the delay but he renewed the government's pledge going forward for every community with a long-term drinking water. Advisories there is a project team and an action plan in place to resolve it. What communities want is not not imposed deadline. It's a long term commitment to access to clean water for this. They need funding to support measures such as training and retention of qualified staff and support for the daily operations and maintenance activities which is critical to ensuring the lasting effects of these investments. Some first nations have set a permanent fix for their communities. Could take years so far. Awwa has helped lift. Ninety-seven long-term drinking water advisories in the past five years. More than fifty are still in place but miller says by the end of this month. The number left could shrink to twelve for national native news. I'm dan carpenter and antonio gonzalez
Trump campaign lawyer calls for fired DHS election security official to be 'shot'
"Lawyer calls for christopher krebs execution. Joe digenova a lawyer working. Mr trump's election campaign was quoted on monday. Saying former cyber security official. Chris krebs should be executed. Mr krebs was fired from the trump administration in mid-november after releasing the statement that the two thousand and twenty election had been the most secure in american history. Mr digenova stated on a radio interview. That mr krebs was a quote class a moron. He should be drawn and quartered taken out at dawn and shot end quote. Mr genova is active. In the trump campaign's current strategy of planning to dispute the election at the supreme court level
Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race
"President trump's election campaign suffered two setbacks Friday in the effort to challenge Joe Biden's victory at the polls in Milwaukee county Wisconsin a recount requested by the trump campaign gave another one hundred thirty two votes to Joe Biden Joseph R. Biden Pamela D. here is received three hundred and seventeen thousand five twenty seven his campaign attorney is Christopher Mueller the board cancers found no instances of fraud by any voter or by any election official trump paid to have the recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties which is still counting in Philadelphia a federal appeals court rejected a trump challenge to the election results based on unsubstantiated claims or fraud one of the judges a trump appointee wrote that calling an election unfair does not make it so the president can appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court Jackie Quinn Washington
Corruption Trial of Ex-President Sarkozy Opens in France
"Nicolas Sarkozy in court today. Charges of corruption. It's the first time a former French president has appeared in the dark. Nicolas Sarkozy is charged with corruption prosecutions say he offered a job in Monaco to a judge investigating allegations that Libya helped fund his 2007 election campaign. His lawyer is also on trial after phone taps showed they used secret phones to discuss the case. That is, CBS is
UK to bolster defense spending by 'most since Cold War'
"Today. The prime minister announced a once in a generation modernization of the armed forces as part of the integrated defence review which will give around sixteen billion pounds. The army of the next four years. James has quite a bowl claim from the prime minister. Dad do you think that's sort of once. In a generation modernization of stacks up or with covert we what so used to big numbers being thrown around twelve billion pounds testing trace but it is worth noting that this is significantly more money for defense van the government had promised dettori party app promised in its manifesto and it's very unusual that governments and not on popular things like defense spending spending more than they told the voters they would at the election. I think it reflects an attempt to fix this thing that has been around in politics. I already covering westminster six. The mo d black hole. Basically sucks money into the budget. Always attempt to fix that sent to modernize reporters weren't very different world. You have frequent different frets to the uk but exist in quite different spheres so in china. You'll have something that we haven't had since the end of the cold war which is a classic great power rival tweak. The uk's role in that is as supportive powers. Paul we're kind of american led coalition but by obviously he's going to cost money to deal with that then you have russia which is primarily exists in cyberspace. Disinformation all those kinds of issues. And then you have the continuing terrorist threat. And because you're having to deal with three different for us at take place in three different theaters. That is on busy. Going to require more money. And i think that if you look at what is saying today about restoring the uk former his naval power. I mean there are some of other political messages hair. I think as a message to the incoming administration that the uk is still serious about defense is going to be the second biggest military spender in nato. So let's have a good relationship. I think it's a subtle but implicit message to european. You have an interest in the success of economic as the uk is going to be spend serious money on the defense of the european concerned the wider western world. And then if you look at ambush was talking about shipbuilding where ships can lots are going to be built in scotland. He has long been in the decide this answer. Uk during the election campaign that one of the ways he was going to boast of a union wars to build more ships in scotland. He fought but that kind of industrial street would have a good effect. I think there is an interesting question. Which is the cost. here is obviously the question. I do think there has been some interesting. I haven't research in the. Us defense spending is particularly effective form fiscal stimulus which is going to be needed post. Covid but i think the longer term issue is can you so his constant procurement problems in the energy that created the black hole in the first place. Because if you call do at even this really significant amount of money isn't going to be enough to turn things around for good
Trump and Biden holding their final 2020 campaign rallies
"On the road today, this day before the election campaigning for Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, who says President Trump is a carrier spreading covert at his rallies because he cares more about having big crowds and keeping people safe. President Trump and your senators had been focused on Cove it from the beginning instead of their portfolios. Or their TV ratings. Cases wouldn't be reaching new record highs across the country just this week. President Trump made a stop several stops today one in Traverse City, Michigan. I don't always play by the rules of of Washington Washington and and the the Washington Washington establishment establishment is is because because I I was was elected elected to to fight fight for for you, you, and and I I fight fight harder harder and and harder harder and and harder harder and better than anyone's ever fought. For all the clubs, safety measures are
PJ ORourke and the search for the centre ground
"These last five years or so have been rough going for a lot of people. Among, them have been those who think of themselves as occupants more or less of the middle of the road, the zealous, the bipartisan the consider as of arguments on their own merits compromises count we all just get along is. So. Polarizing have these times being that even some of those who might in less crazed and Febrile Times have been considered ideological out lawyers appear suddenly reasonable. Special. Guest this week is PJ O'Rourke, the journalist foreign correspondent and satirist who made his name as a conservative contrarian in the nineteen eighty, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety s gleefully winding up the liberal subscribers of rolling stone and writing bestselling books including Republican, Party reptile give war a chance and peace kills a rock became if possibly despite himself, the favorite conservative of American liberals being about as much a liberal as American conservatives could stand. His latest book a cry from the farm middle dispatches from the divided land fines rourke. If not exactly standing afford history yelling stop. Then at least flailing gamely at the on rushing tide of dogmatic foolishness with the broom of measured reason and not once does he mangle metaphor nearly as grotesquely that this is the last episode of this program which will be broadcast before a rox fellow Americans make a fairly fundamental decision about what their politics is going to look like from here on can the centre-ground be retaken and is anyone still there? This is the foreign desk. The anarchistic Listrik point of view that is common at the end of the teens in the beginning of the twenties and on for those of us who matured very late. Reality shake you out of that I mean anybody who tells me are an anarchist I'll invite them to revisit Mogadishu with me. Let me show you what anarchy really means. Now non nealer hand is sort of like armed nitwit trump supporters. Maybe should have had a little goal at Northern Ireland back in the eighties. Where that road leads, if you WANNA take that road all the way down to the end of that road Belfast was. Enlightening experience as we're the Balkans and so and saw that light goes to mitigate. Once absolutism and certainly once anarchism knowle's. Page or you welcome to the foreign desk this episode may end up appearing as either the last signal before the ship sinks or the fanfare perhaps of some new door and we need to frame our conversation accordingly indeed find a middle ground which I think is appropriate to certainly the theme of Your New Book the title a cry from the Far Middle Does seem to book in Republican Party. Reptile from Nineteen eighty-seven to an extent. But the question is can the middle ground be made to sound atl sexy and exciting? No. I'm Sir Short Answer. Thank you for joining us. PJ. House that was a quick interview of Frank Answer and a One one been looking for a certain amount of honesty in politics. I just saw something the other day I saw the first honest yard sign that I have seen over here in the states this election campaign, it said settle for Biden. If it weren't for the pandemic I would've gone knocked on their door and give them the big. Hug. But is there a way you think that centrism can be made to sound at all exciting could there be a centrist party reptile. Yeah, it would be very tough, but you know it really I just want to go back to US fighting in our usual way I don't want to put an end to our quarrels with some sort of sweet and mushy kiss on both cheeks wall befriends from now on and forever no I want to go back to a good strong fight between the left and the right. Trouble is to fight has gotten away from the issues. You know the coral it's one of those things like a good old family feud. Coming from an enormous Irish family I am plenty familiar with us. A good family feud where the cause of the the anger is long forgotten and people are just screaming and yelling at each other and threatening each other and misbehaving. In general we want a period where the left and right really had to confront themselves. They had to confront the failure of communism, which is leftism taken to its greatest extreme. The left had to confront the failure of that Ed to confront the failure of their socialist economies in western Europe in in the UK and so on. The right had to then confront the fact that it was much less fund should be empower under Reagan and Thatcher. Then it was to be standing outside pressing your face against window making grievances and obscene gestures and turned out that the free market. Lovely thing though it is, it doesn't solve all our problems magically either so we had to fight that album. It's now been. So long ago since we had those substantive fights that we've forgotten how to argue. So my comparison I don't think actually put this in the book, but missing about sense is that. Are Put aglow arguments have ceased to be real political arguments about real issues as say, no, do we increase the scope of the national health improve its funding and operation or do we modify? It means tested? Give a little larger scope to the private sector Blah Blah. Blah Instead. It's one of those things and anybody who's been in a marriage or partnership it starts out with shall We re Slip Cover the SOFA and it ends up with, and then there was a woman you were flirting with that party in Nineteen ninety-one to which the other half of the partnership response I hate your mother I'd never settled out but I hate your mother, you know. And here we are
HOw Has White Supremecy Changed In The US
"V Colorado US presidential election campaign which draws to a merciful conclusion. Four days from now has been such a circus that events which would have defined. Other contests have been swiftly forgotten among those wells the thwarting earlier this month of an apparent plot by far right still styled militiamen to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the subsequent discovery of links between those alleged conspirators and of the white supremacist groups. This is a cohort which has been repeatedly. Nodded and winked at from the highest pulpit in the land. These last four years. What happens in the next four? Whatever happens on Tuesday well earlier I spoke to Kathleen, Balu Assistant Professor of US history at the University of Chicago and offer of bringing the war home, the white power movement and paramilitary America I began by asking Kathleen how the white supremacist movement has changed between the nine, thousand, nine hundred, and now there's two differences in what's happening in the nineteen eighties and forward one is at the violence. This movement is interested in carrying out is explicitly anti-state they want to overthrow the federal government. So this is one of the reasons that I think white nationalist as a term can be confusing the nation and white nationalism nineteen eighty-three is not the united. States, it is the Irian Nation and they're imagining a fundamental overthrow of the country and all of its democratic practices. So the other thing that's different is that this movement is bringing together a lot of different people in every way but race, it is an. Incredibly, diverse social movement. We're talking about a whole bunch of different sub sections of white supremacists thinking. So this is the first time in the nineteen eighties. The we see a unification between clansmen, neo-nazis skinheads, radical tax resisters, posse comitatus members, and then in the early nineteen nineties, we start to see militia members in these groups as well. Now, all of that is emblematic of a movement that has taken a page from earlier. American. History. So it it it borrows from the opportunism of earlier clan mobilizations, but it's Very different in its deadly intent and in the number of people is able to bring together in this new set of sort of violent belief systems. If you consider its car numbers and its current firepower, how is impossible to quantify how dangerous these movements are obviously, we had seen in recent weeks the apparent thwarting of a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer Michigan but is that an it's a depressing thought but is that likely a straw in the wind will there be more of that sort of thing not. Only will there be more, but that story is already proving to be more than it looked at first glance. There were reports today that members of the base, which is an underground paramilitary wide power group have been arrested in connection to that plot. So already, we're seeing cross group organization and were seeing how this is working in network much the way it did in the nineteen eighties. So one of the most important things that people can do a to understand what this is an to combat it is simply To connect these stories with one another, it's very easy especially in a news cycle when people feel so buffeted with information at all times and sort of feel under attack by their own news feeds, I think it's very difficult to do the work of paying attention but it it's absolutely critical here because it's not just about the group that tried to kidnap Governor Whitman it's about the the connections between that group. The proud boy is Adam often in the base boo-boys, there are many of these groups on. The scene now now to your question about numbers, this is a very difficult one I'm not sure we even have an accurate headcount for the earlier movement, and that's where we have the the most consistent set of archival materials. As a historian. I'm very reluctant to make specific claims about the movement right now because I don't have my sources together yet and I won't have them for another ten or twenty years but what we know from reading the history and from reading the news. So in other words, what the? That history gives us can show us is that we have every reason to be concerned about further activity and escalating violence. This is a movement that is intent on mass casualty attacks that has used not just voter intimidation, but all kinds of other violent means over years and that has been organizing in this way quite effectively for decades. If not generations, this is not a new problem and it's not something that will go away quickly and the other thing is that this is a movement that is organized around sell style action much. Like a group in in radical Islamic terror would would work mix up that this group has been doing that since nineteen eighty-three, they're very, very good at it because they use cell style organization, there's not a great correlation between rising size of group membership lists and rising capacity for violent action. Because if you're trying to carry out an act of style terror, you're not interested in two thousand people who are going to come out on Saturday and March Down Main Street. You're interested in six people who are willing to detonate a bomb. So the difference is sometimes what we see is a shrinking of membership before an intense surge and violence I'm very concerned that that's where we are now and I think you know the people who do have archival information for the present day moment are saying the same thing. So I'm hearing this from people in the FBI people at Department of Homeland Security who have access to surveillance documents. I'm hearing this from people at the southern poverty law center and other watchdog groups who? Spend their time monitoring white power and militia TV, online, and most of hearing this from people who work in de radicalization trying to help people out of the movement everyone is sounding the alarm bell right now, everyone is running up the red flag and I think you know you don't have to listen to me. I'm just a historian, but I think everyone is calling everyone they can think of to to sort of try to get people to pay attention to this very grave situation. Hunch they're bringing an acceleration in the momentum of these groups because of if obviously radically different reasons the last two presidents you had the the fact of a black president of the United States, which clearly a number of people had a significant problem with and he's followed by a president who is to put it charitably equivocal in his condemnation of these groups. Yes. Absolutely and we're seeing a very clear relationship between political rhetoric and extremist action is that to price do you think can be put back in the tube night at all? That's a good metaphor for it. I usually say we can't on ring the bell. Exactly the problem right because you know if you take something like the president's remarks in the first debate about calling the proud boys to quote stand back and stand by even if you take the most generous interpretation of his remarks and say, okay, perhaps perhaps he was fed that group name and he doesn't know who they are perhaps he meant to tell them. To stand down even if we take all of that as given I think that there is a very real problem i. in the fact that it's not just the proud boys who heard that as a paramilitary call to readiness there are many other underground groups like the Bass Lake the guys in Michigan who heard that call as the call to action. And there's another problem of even in the case of activists who right now support the president. There's no indication that he has the power to call these people off. Once he has ignited away of violence as I said, this is a movement that has been expressly anti-government for many many years, and this is a strange thing about the United States that it has since the Vietnam war been. Very possible to hold the position in the United States of being anti government and pro president or pro-military or pro cop at the same time I mean we see Ronald Reagan making statements about how the government is the problem not the solution while he is the head of the government. So that sort of gymnastics act of balancing that since a fracture is not a problem for people here. So, there is a way that you can be pro trump right now and still be dedicated to violent overthrow of the state down the road or at some present moment and another note of caution is just the last time that this movement became very deadly setting off the string of events that led to the Oklahoma City bombing, and you know the the most horrific mass casualty attack for the United States between Pearl Harbor Nine Eleven. The last time that happened was not under a leftist administration it was under Reagan and it was because activists in this movement saw Reagan's perceived moderation as a sign. that. Political means could never deliver the kind of change that they wanted. Even Reagan was not offering what they wanted, which was reestablishment of Jim Crow Segregation or reinstatement of slavery or establishment of a white homeland things like this were much too radical for mainstream politics. So there's a real chance that even trump will hit align where it's too extreme for him. I mean even trump is not talking about reestablishing slavery and at that point I think there might be a wave of dissatisfied people if he's re-elected who are interested in mass casualty attacks just finally is there an aspect of this which is? Not just or perhaps beyond politics and beyond even race it strikes me just looking at the. Way in which the members of these movements present themselves, there's this strange cartoonish idea of masculinity in play. You know it is a very masculine movement, but it turns out that both in the earlier movement and today women are incredibly important to this activism You don't always see that in the public facing part of what they're doing. But in the period of my study, there's a whole bunch of women who are sort of forming the social network holds these people together and really makes possible violent action and they're doing everything from publishing their own newspapers to running their. Own Auxiliary groups to driving getaway cars and disguising people when they're on the Lam and even as they're doing all that they are saying things like I'm not an activist I'm not political I would never seek a leadership role because you know within this worldview out sweat good womanhood looks like but however you cut it women are incredibly important here and we would be foolish to think that those deep social interactions aren't part of what is sustaining this groundswell. I'm just you're just finally finally and feel free if you like to to refuse to gaze into a crystal ball but. How do you see this playing out in the next? Well, the next few weeks I if the polls are correct and Donald Trump does lose office on Tuesday. Well I, think everyone in the United States. Approaching all polls with a degree of caution from now on for. Immediate. Historical reasons. My concern here is that there is no mental picture that I can paint. There's no series of events that I can see that would make someone at this point with this set of social pressures with this worldview simply put down the weapons and go home and say, okay, well, we lost this round. It's time to go do some democratic change somewhere else. So my concern is that if trump is while if biden is elected, I think that these activists will not only be frustrated and rally look for mass casualty are opportunities if trump. Is elected I think that one ends game has to do with them, feeling dissatisfied and turning to mass casualty attacks in route to overthrowing the government. Again, as they've been doing for quite a long time, another route would be a continuation of sort of this Lincoln in an odd slash outright calling to arms line of rhetoric I mean there's a way that groups like this and other contexts have become strike forces and death squads for authoritarian regimes and there we can look to southern America and central, America for many examples of how that's happened. All all three of these are threats to Americans and to our democracy. So I think it is a very bleak time for people who pay attention to this particular part of the American political life. But was Kathleen Blues speaking to me earlier, Kathleen's book bring the war home the white power movement and paramilitary America is published by BELKNAP.
As Tanzania Votes, Many See Democracy Itself on the Ballot
"Tons Anita went to the polls yesterday to vote in an election overshadowed by opposition complaints of irregularities such as ballot box, stuffing President John Maga. Fully who is accused of stifling democracy seeks a second term in office alongside fourteen other candidates talk to Dan. Padgett is electoral politics at the university. Of Aberdeen, he specializes in political communication through mass rallies and populist and nationalist ideologies in Tanzania and joins me on the line. Now Don Tanzania's long been thought of in the West is a a haven of stability within east Africa but I mean this isn't necessarily the case and I. I wonder if you could sketch out the political dynamic there, the ruling party's been in power since nineteen sixty one. Yes that's right. It's is the longest ruling party in sub. Saharan Africa. The political dynamic in Tanzania has been one of the ruling Kanzi, CCM's decline over the last fifteen years. Reaching a low point in two thousand fifteen where it where the margin of victory was. The fittest is ever been. Since then President Michel, Foodie, it came to kyle and that's election has led Tanzania. Very shot an increasingly extreme offered Harry. Intern. And we weren't sure how just how? Radical that authoritarian agenda would be and the election this we're just getting results from now suggests that it is as bad as any of us feared as so the opposition allegations of vote rigging, etc do stand up. Well. So. Of course, normally I would turn to international election observers. Attorney to arbitrate these claims to decide which to give credence in which not to give credence. Unfortunately, we can't almost no international election observers. Were invited and those that were invited were. Invited at our so Given that and given the advantage of the opportunity that this creates the ruling party the elections it's hard not to give at least prima facie credence to these opposition claims especially given the the wide range of anecdote to. Video and photographic evidence that I've seen an which which I've been collecting these last twenty four hours, and of course, zipping a social media crackdown various restrictions on the press. Has Been, a crackdown all over and and for the last five years. So in many ways, the the rigging receipt which we've been seeing apparently seeing of the next twenty four hours. Is. Really just the icing on the authoritarian cake. There's extreme. Media Censorship rallies have been banned and consider route the rally. The most important means of communication tends to emotional time about seventy percent of people attend local meetings on a regular basis and attend election campaign rallies they were they were abandoned twenty sixteen and indeed the opposition at large have. Hottest. Struggle underneath. Almost constance. Of States and extra state harassment in includes trumped up court cases but also extrajudicial. So extra state attacks. Unknown assailants that have arrested some abductors killed. And in fact, one of the main challenges has recently returned to the country after recovering from gunshot wounds. That's right. So tenderly series is. Presidential. Candidate is the largest opposition party in Tanzania. and. So that's Experience of being of surviving attempted assassination attempt has has given. US already in very impressive political figure a sort of a sparkle. Some people referred to him as a living miracle. But of course, we don't know the results. Yes. But we all seeing violence particularly in Zanzibar. Zanzibar the autonomous. ARCHEPELAGO's Zanzibar, which is a federally devote area of 'em. Into UK. Has has often seen electoral violence. We saw it in ninety five and two, thousand and thirteen, thousand, five and twenty fifteen and actions by varying degrees. So in in some ways, this is a return to form It's not. The recurrence of violence is is. Seems to be because the opposition has probably one in sensabaugh almost every time. But they've never officially one out one means or another has always been used to not in the that's the that's the the scholarly consensus on. Politics what's different? This time I think is that there's violence on the mainland as well. So this is no longer an issue of contained physical violence in Zanzibar. There have been a series of incidents including. What appears to be an attempt to a to attack the chairman of the leading opposition party on the eve of the elections. So that's one difference the other is considered. No money there is. A. Sporadic protests violence and in return state brutality, police army heavy-handedness in putting down those protests that the protests have often been. Constrained and sporadic because they have not been condoned led. By, by the leaders of the opposition there, there are indications that this could be different this time one of the reasons for that is. The, the rhetoric is different. The leader of the opposition in Zanzibar say amount has been say had has been saying that in the past he's held his supporters back. He's been of restraint, and at this time he he won't urge restraint to newly sue has said that he will. Bring people out onto the streets and consider the state of the opposition behind because it seems like this might be the last stand in a sense that vikings they can make, and so they they don't have that say incentive to hold back this time and say the keep up how to drive the next time. Just finally before we go, do you think that this is part of something that we're seeing across parts of Africa there is a younger demographic. They were all born after independence that not prepared to accept authoritarian rule the just coming to the age where they are protesting we're seeing it in Nigeria within saws and in various other places could this be the the Africans spring. My sense is if there is African spring to come, it will come off and an Wiki will extend. Mexico an authoritarian winter. The trend on that strikes me is that a number of leaders are emerging in an intense Aena in Zambia. In other parts of the consonant, which bear a striking resemblance to this sort of authoritarian. Developmental. Nationalists of is so The there's a young population I are angry. But in fact, I think the trend seems to go the other way. And results. When can we expect those? So the first also are already dripping in and they show. That a series of opposition strongholds, there's places that you would never expect or or at least likely. To expect to go to a to the ruling party are being won by then by margins of three to one, which suggests that the the the rigging. Being worried about maybe taking place typically a Tanzanian election result takes three or four days that was related end and announced especially with the presidential elections but. So far. This is actually has been crisis already.
Immigration and the Wall Fade from Trump's 2020 Campaign
"Issues have not been the focus of this year's election campaign, which is kind of surprising because Donald Trump made restricting immigration a dominant theme of his presidency. But last week's debate was the first time we've heard the presidential candidates talk much about it. With Election Day. Just a week away, these immigration editor Tiki Hendricks joins us to tell us what's at stake. Hey, Brian. So last week, we heard President Trump former Vice President Biden finally getting into questions about migrant Children separated from their parents. Catch and release. Can you help us? Remember what thes things are right? Let's talk about that. But first I want to say it is pretty remarkable that Trump has not been focused on immigration this year. Ever since he announced his candidacy the first time in 2015 and saying Mexicans were sending US rapists. His rhetoric and the actions of his administration have been all about keeping immigrants out. Now, Of course, there's a lot of other things going on. We're in the middle of a pandemic and the economy is cratering. But I also think Trump may not want to talk about immigration because his policies just are not very popular. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly believe immigrants are good for the country, and Californians feel that even more strongly and the trump policy of forcibly taking Children from their parents at the border that was powerful. He condemned what is happening with the issue of family separation now. Back in June of 2018. When the policy came to light, a federal judge in San Diego ordered a halt to family separations, and he's been overseeing the effort to reunite the families. They've identified more than 5000 families, and most were brought back together. But a group of 1500 who were separated going way back to 2017 that's been tougher. The government hasn't kept records, and a lot of the parents were deported to Central America. So in the days before the debate, it came out that 545 parents simply could not be found. Now I've been following this case closely, Brian, and I think the number is actually higher. And these air Children who haven't seen their parents for years and might never see them again.
NZ election: why voters chose 'health over wealth'
"Into mania in. New Zealand. Tonight. New Zealand has shown the Labor Party, its greatest support and at least fifty years. End For that. I only had two simple words. Thank you. Well that was prime, minister? I done this she celebrating her emphatic election victory last weekend. Now the significance of the Labor Party landslide. It's not just that it's seen as a reward for her decisive response to the COVID crisis. It means New Zealand now has its first single-party government in decades. So what does the mandate main for new? Zealand's economic landscape as it faces its worst recession in nearly a century. We'll deliver a progressive transformation across the ditch. What happens if New Zealand does not sort ad its economic challenges quickly. trans-tasman cousins could I become fouled state? All of the heart, which is executive director of the new. Zealand initiative and Josie. PAGARINI is the executive director of the Council for International Development both a based in Wellington all of Josie welcome to. Radio National. Hello Tom. JC How do you account for Cinderella Dunes emphatic victory. Well, I mean you've got to say the popularity is genuine people lover. She's like a superstar she goes into to shopping malls and gets mobbed but I think you'd say you'd have to say to that that election campaign was incredibly disciplined Labor wanted a covid election. They wanted election that was about who stopped US getting sick not who's going to get us back to work and they succeeded in getting that they also wanted election that was focused not on labor, not particularly on policy, but almost entirely on just cinder. So if you the completely unscientific focus. Group in the Texas, you'd ask a taxi driver who you voting for, and let's say I'm voting for just under the all of a juicy. He reflects the Conventional Wisdom Abacha in Dorado and that her aggressive handling off covered and not to mention her response to the mass shooting of Muslims in in Christchurch earlier last year the gun control measures she put in place all that explains Justin, Dryden's remarkable political popularity. She's also received widespread global price for being a stateswoman who's kept New Zealand you nodded even in the face of multiple crises, your not fanned. Why? Well. First of all, I would agree with our choice just as remarkably popular and. This scenes from her election campaign were quite telling wherever she turned up. They were hundreds of people around her celebrating her. My experience with taxi drivers though is a bit different, maybe different taxi companies are us. Last The last few times I had known taxi drivers They complained that their businesses stoned at the city's undying out that we are not recovering properly from the crisis. That business is simply not what it used to be an typically detect Texas. Of course when I'm flying from Wellington to Auckland, and have to get to the CD and you can see the traffic in the city, the city looks kind of dead. We've got a massive challenge ahead on the economy in these eland, and that's why I haven't really seen much from the government in general plans of how to revive the economy and how to get us out of they have effectively beaten the virus now twice. But they haven't actually given us any clear indication how they're going to lift us out of this because the protections for public debts for unemployment. From monetary policy, they actually scare me when you look at them many New Zealand business figures share all of skepticism is fair Point Jersey. Yes, it is because the election really did focus on cousin who it was absolutely about who stopped US getting sick and so it was actually really hard to get any coherent debate about what is the plan B if we don't get a vaccine next year, what is the retail kind? So it was all very vague that staff and. You're right. All of you got different taxi companies to me to probably but another thing I heard in Texas a lot was all well if it's between wealth and health, I'm GonNa pick health and just send a picked health. Well, of course, you know we know that that's a false dichotomy it's not health or wealth. If you country is unable to trade and you borders closed long-term, then you're not going to raise the revenue to be able to have decent hospitals. You're not going to get your school buildings. Renovated and so on, and you're not going to be getting elective surgery and people are actually going to get unhealthy. So but it was no one wanted to hear that town that was the thing. No one wanted to hear a debate about next year they just wanted to know that. Anti Cinde was gonNA look after and that was it. Yes we'll enjoys does mentioned the vaccine just interested in like most western leaders frankly, she's pretty policy on the likelihood of a vaccine in coming months but the question here is what if a readily available vaccine if it ever happens what if it's a long way off I mean for how long all of our the present measures sustainable I mean, how long can you zeal and cut itself off from the outside world? Well I think that is actually a political question not an economic run from an economic perspective I. Think it would be desirable to New Zealand to the words more quickly but can do the safely. We can still have proper border to ensure that when we opened up to the word again, we do this without importing the virus. But I think the government sticks to the precautionary principle at the moment, and that's a political decision because the public doesn't want the government do anything outspent opinion polls before election showing that more than seventy percent of New Zealanders what actually like to keep the borders Morris close and these are people who probably don't have any immediate travel plans or maybe don't have any family abroad. Heavily business to do abroad, and so for them life is quite pleasant as long as they also keep their jobson New Zealand's, and so they would rather electric continue the status quo until that vaccine arrive. So it is difficult for the government to go against this when the public is. So strongly in favor of just keeping the border shut as they are but at some stage will just have to a because some the economic consequences of this some prolonged isolation are going to be enormous Jesse is point. Absolutely, you could not get a discussion out during the election campaign about elimination versus suppression of the virus, and so it was it was almost impossible to talk about the plan. B. If the vaccine doesn't turn up which let's face it, it's unlikely tuneup and be available next year so. Realistically the from left or the right of the political spectrum. It was really hard to talk about how long do our border stay closed, and those of us myself included who were trying to say, you know look closing the borders as a six month policy not a two year policy. He can't possibly maintain a closed border and keep trade going even though we can still export milk powder and so on. But the ability for our businesses to connect with the world and so on for us to travel is just not feasible but whenever I said that I would get attacked on twitter and everywhere for being the head of a capitalist difficult. So you could not get a good debate going about this even though the w eight show for example was saying, Hey, you know strict lockdowns and we've had very strict lockdowns for lockdowns are not the best approach if you're doing a cost benefit analysis on either health or economic growth.
Trump heads to Michigan, Wisconsin in re-election campaign push
"President trump campaign's Michigan and Wisconsin Today Fox's Kevin Corke, in Muskegon, where rally gets underway later today were president trump lost in the last election by a narrow margin ten thousand votes a little bit more than that was the difference between the president and his Democratic challenger in two, thousand sixteen, and so the real question is what will happen this time in twenty twenty? Well, clearly, both parties are campaigning very hard for support here. In, Michigan, because of that, very tight margin back. Then in fact, the president has been here for times already and twenty twenty, five, Kevin
Trump's Town Hall On NBC To Overlap With Biden's
"Not gonna happen. So President Trump and Vice President Former Vice President Joe Biden, his opponent in the election campaign, will hold competing town hall events tonight on competing television networks. I'm joined Live on the KCBS Ring Central News lined by KCBS political analyst Mark Sandalow. Will, the president shouted himself Will Joe Biden tell him to shut up, man? I mean, how's this gonna work? Those are good questions standing in some ways, it's refreshing because both sides will certainly get out what they want to say without having to do the back and forth. So this is actually I mean, it's eight o'clock on the East Coast. Which means five o'clock for Californians, ABC News and George Stephanopoulos talking to Biden for somewhere on 90 minutes, Town Hall setting in Pennsylvania on NBC at five o'clock. It'll be Savannah Guthrie talking to trump with Florida voters, they say for an hour, but I'm guessing that Trump will want to go. As long as a CZ Long's Biden. I mean, Trump obviously has a lot more to do on the new polls out today show Biden with fairly substantial leads in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, even in Georgia. It also has him up in Florida. Dead heat in Ohio up in Arizona this This is something that you know the president needs to shake up if he's going to win election. I mean, the only the early prediction. I'll give you this. The president tomorrow morning. Almost guarantee it will say, Take a look at the ratings and he'll say this before the ratings even come out, But he'll probably be right. He'll say. I got a whole lot more people watching me than Joe Biden that shows you that, you know, I'm actually the Poles are wrong. I'm way ahead with the elections are not decided, of course by TV viewership. And the president is very good at creating an audience and live TV and for those who are turning on the television to see the equivalent of some of the potential for a car crash or something exciting happening. I think there's no question that Donald Trump is more likely to be the more lively and newsmaking events. You could measure
"election campaign" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"All of its citizens believe an Saas. Maury poll has found the fifty two to forty the eight percent. Vote in two thousand sixteen to leave. The European Union has strained the bonds that Tie England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland into the United Kingdom. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay while England and Wales voted to leave as the United Kingdom heads towards its latest brexit deadline of January. Thirty first they're growing demands for an independence referendum in Scotland and for a vote on Northern Ireland unifying with the Republic of Ireland in the short term the fate of the Union which traces its history. Back to the seventeen hundred. Seven Treaty of Union was also uncertain. forty-two percent said the United Kingdom. I'm would exist in five years. Time and forty four percent said it would not the British public and now much more divided in their expectations of the Union's future than they were in two thousand fourteen when the unions future was under intense debates with Scotland. Just three months away from an independence. Referendum said Emily Gray managing director of hip sauce. Murray Scotland with independence a key faultline in Scotland's election debate the findings will be concerning for those who want Scotland to remain in the union while those campaigning for an independent Scotland will hope that this is a continuing trend Bloomberg the billionaire former mayor of New York City is opening the door to a possible twenty twenty presidential campaign Bloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination but in a statement on Thursday afternoon his political adviser Howard. Wolfson said that Bloomberg was worried carried. The current crop of Democratic presidential candidates was not well positioned to defeat Donald Trump. He is expected to file to get on the ballot. In Alabama's Democratic presidential primary the Alabama primary takes place on March Third Alabama has an early filing deadline and is among the states that vote on a so-called so-called Super Tuesday the nickname for the large number of state contests held on that day in the process to choose Democratic Party nominee to challenge trump for the White House house next November the entry of Bloomberg into the crowded Democratic field would be a huge disrupting influence and as a centrist and former Republican. An the old billionaire with a political track record who unusually served three terms as mayor of New York City could be a huge threat to current front runner. Joe Biden widen the seventy seven year. Old Co founded his financial information media company Bloomberg in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and is now worth an estimated fifty two a billion dollars according to Forbes magazine making him the ninth richest person in the US and the fourteenth richest in the world Growing concern about the climate crisis and the gratitude bug effect driving huge increases in individuals thousand businesses to offset their emissions by investing in carbon reducing projects in developing countries NGOs and organisations involved in carbon offsetting setting of seen as much as a fourfold increase in investments from people who want to try to mitigate their carbon footprints agencies who work with large corporations of also seen a spike in investment in carbon-offsetting over the last eighteen months smaller organizations have also reported massive spikes in offsetting. Caroline Pomeroy homer Roy the director of the NGO climate stewards which offset emissions individuals and small businesses said income from individuals offsetting had increased. I buy a hundred and fifty six percent. year-on-year and that there had been an eighty percent increase in income from businesses and charities offsetting offsetting means calculating emissions missions and then purchasing equipment credits from projects that prevent or remove the emissions of an equivalent amount of greenhouse.
"election campaign" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"To have an alternative to the mainstream media and he would sit either on my left or on my right every year for six seven years so i knew andrew very well now i'll be honest i'm not trying to trash the guy i love i liked him a lot he he would like to drink a little bit so we go to the after party and so andrew told me a lot i'm just be honest with you up a couple of glasses of champagne was backslapping kind of a guy he was a good guy so i know andrew breitbart and i know what a noble courageous warrior he was now what's happened with breitbart especially during the trump election campaign they became catapulted to one of the leading conservative new sites in the country they became what andrew breitbart always wanted a major force on the media landscape and their bread and butter was trump the america first agenda and trump and so now with their boss i can he just on lowering there's no other word to put it unloading on trump and unloading on on on his family and now trump hitting back i'm he just cut his throat i don't know if i'm at breitbart i there's two questions i have to ask myself number one most importantly are these allegations that abandon his throwing out there are they true because if they are true then trump may be going down if there they're not true in other words this guy is it drunk this guy does throw these kind of reckless statements he is an arsonist and my boss is a little bit unhinged i'm resigning on the spot because everything we've built he's just torched it i he's just torched everything that we've built.
"election campaign" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"To have a plan for how we're going to do that fairly but if we just focus on the nhs alone or sexual care on its own we weren't gulzow we need something that plans across the whole system and and thinks about how we're second to plan for the increasing complexity is not just increasing population it's the fact that many more people are surviving illnesses that they wouldn't in the past has survived and living with very complex law tim conditions and that's both young adults and older adults um so that's a good thing of course the nhs has been fantastic be successful in that but what we haven't done is sufficiently planned for how wiggled fund lat over not just the here and now that longterm into the future permitholders grocery said why not why not because i think this is a very difficult political choices and i think that that whenever you at she say to people joining election campaign you are going to pay more than that that is an unpopular choices the other parties are saying no no it's not a problem we don't need you to pay more the fact is that we probably all going to have to pay more and have a sensible discussion about how that stunned fairly across generations and this is the right times to it not just in the immediate runup to an election campaign but having a proper planned approach with a cross party uh working to satan of what does the system need and how realistically can we put those measures in place in a way that is fair causal generations coverage now to the debate about funding the nhs which of course takes these decisions itself broadened the rightly being taken by ministers say the vets precisely what they're doing now this is a plan to deal with or or to avoid a winter closes road and the causes which would mean operations were being canceled at a day's notice or hours notice because they didn't make a blood do you agree with that do you think this is regrettable.
"election campaign" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"The mayor of san francisco's about to become the new governor of california he's almost surely going to win that election the democratic primary and the general election in california next year was accused of and same thing when he was mayor of san francisco and while he was married somebody are by the time me kimberly guilfoil from fought yeah yeah we're talking about got gavin new so men he allegedly was at public events as mayor of san francisco providing wine to his then underage girl friend but okay that's san francisco and that's a democrat and it didn't come up for him when he was sort of an election campaign for judge roy moore the election campaign the election is taking place december twelve so it's less than a month away and his senate seat is crucial absolutely crucial that's why we're talking about this because if judge more doesn't win or if a republican doesn't win for instance i'm writing candidate then the democrats the c and the senate goes from being fifty forty eight to being fifty one forty nine which not only gives the democrats an extra chance extra strong chance of actually winning control of the senate in the next election but it it also creates a situation where tax reform and everything else is going to be more difficult now looked he wouldn't take his seat uh i immediately uh gene gene the impact of his jason this can logged selection for republicans who are wavering at all on this tax reform issue which is so crucial to the country and to the trump administration that impact would be very serious as far as beverley nelson as concern she described after saying that no it's not political abdullah when she got married she told her mother she uh now explained the details of the encounter that she alleged occurred with a judge more staff the garden parties car in that line the doncaster in the back of the restaurant were there were no law the area was dark when it was loaded hamas alarmed in immediately asked him he resuming instead of answering my questions mr more reached a hoover in begin groping main him putting his hands all my baristas to open my car door to leave but he reached over any locked it's the.
"election campaign" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The gotta could have finishes but was talking about a herb kohl and his nephew were apparently campaigning for hillary clinton at the tail end of the election campaign and they tried to alert the dnc that you know that hillary was at enormous trouble in wisconsin they're up there the fox valley in the green bay area and so on which is normally a swing area that there's no support for hillary here at all trump's winning big you take that part of the state out state wisconsin has moved considerably to the right torio over the last several years i don't think that there's a sorting going on there it's that the political part maybe it's that the political parties themselves that the democrats are moving far the to the left now the republicans are moving farther to the right and you know there are some people who perhaps might have been republican but other social issues and guns and all of that stuff they can't tolerate so they become democrats just as there are people who might have been bluecollar type democrats you know northern wisconsin and so on and they found the party gone so far over there that they've now become donald trump republicans i there just hasn't been really good study the whole thing but it's fascinating and you see it here and southeastern wisconsin in particular with how overwhelmingly republican so much of our region is almost but then these pockets that are overwhelmingly democrat yeah i think i bet it seems like from everything you read that this area more than almost any other part of the country where we've segregate get it ourselves this way you know that these rim their banana stories that i've been interviewed in them that the gift scott walker he became scott walker because the suburbs of bill walkie have become one.
"election campaign" Discussed on WGN Radio
"German technology that's advanced in and you'll see that when you see the film but in terms of what people are wearing an and how they are operating it's it's it's it's a little bit advanced but you know it it it's accessible urged at randolph now but the technology you'll definitely feel like you're in the future did you as you were making the film were there any major changes that were in the original script that all of a sudden you realize while this is just we can't do this we wish we could but we can't anything major komo you know this this whole script has gone through like a couple of different evolution flavor originally this was a soldier movie well down the soldiers and all sorts of stuff and nods nozzles like honey you we can't you there let's make a movie that we can afford to me we were like okay well how would you get to this type of world where you know like we're cloning became a mainstream thing and we're like okay let's think of like you know social movements and stuff where you know the where you know it clones are the new new the new thing that people are you know fighting for like there's this whole logo in the movie clones are people to kind of like what its people re he's running his camp election campaign so we we kind of based at around that and just kinda like went from there yeah just trying to make a relative to the people so that people understand in kind of see like oh this is i'm watching this this can happen yeah yeah it's called the replacement how can we see it where can we see it you can see it today this is your lance last chance to see it chicago on the big screen at an see river east at the chicago international film festival just go to s s chicago chicago film festival dot com there are very few tickets remaining but there are some tickets and it.
"election campaign" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"But next in line and that's the discussion happening in russia to who will be next in line to take over full vladimir putin the russian leader is looking at his sixth and final ten as president and we'll need to settle on a successor have you malvo's about putin's last election campaign and joins us now too henry this story begins with the court case who is alexi ilici ads and why is he on trial he's the former economy minister in russia and he's on trial because he is accused of offering to approve a deal for the head of the state oil company eager sachin a deal to a quirot an oil company in return for two million dollars in bribes so why is this case being washed so closely especially by president putin's ruling class while essentially the outcome of this trial will be looked at as a sign of what may happen off the the presidential election next march and the significance of that date is putin will the entering his final sixyear term this means that he will eventually have to start looking for a successor and five trial you have two very powerful forces on either side one is as i mentioned the head of the state oil company he's called eager sachin he's an old associative putin from the 1990s and share the sort of security background and on the other side that you have more economic liberals or technocrats such as the former economy minister and if he's convicted this will send a very bad signal to that camp that they won't be very much under pressure from now on so you've got the old school oligarchs the nationalist versus the apparent reformists here why is the message not clear why this putin appeared to be in the center of this and no one can quite understand who the message he's trying to send two is and and why he's doing it and why is he using the trial to say that's kind of interesting too right i mean the trial wasn't initiated by putin so eager such an had of disputes with aleksei the cardiff and the the.
"election campaign" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"A courtroom because that violated his impartiality that he was supposed to yards your judge you're supposed to be in partial and the image that it gave the signal that it sent was that he's not impartial he's actually partial and partisan and political now the obvious point this this is canada the last time i checked within the next zip it's not the fiftyfirst state of the united states votes at they didn't vote in the election they have their own elections we have our elections so if he wants to wear a baseball cap about an election campaign that has nothing to do with canada how is this an issue is beyond me but let that go they now claim that his behavior compromised his impartiality and objectivity they now say he must be punished the liberals wanted him i swear to you to be fired instead he is going to be suspended for thirty days without pay for wearing a baseball cap as a joke who he told his colleagues before he went into the courtroom with a baseball cap it was a joke by people who are saying he's the nicest guy you'll ever meet he's very funny it was a joke so even now it is very bought them to even where a trump baseball cap in the workplace if you do that they will come out after you and try to destroy this to me is an incredible story now what they're doing is they are trying to censor it's obvious they are trying to censor and essentially criminalize conservatives conservatism conservative beliefs support for trump support for language borders and culture they want to essentially criminalize and ban any opposition to the liberal regime that is clearly now what is going on and neater they're going to do it formally or informally and let me give you an example of how they're doing it informally my sisterinlaw who i love dearly she's very close with great not going to say your name on the air but recently complained that she had applied for a promotion within her company now here's the key point her own superiors admitted she is a stellar worker and i know her i'm telling you she's a workhorse she's incredibly reliable highlyeducated very motivated you'll get her as your employees i'm telling you won the lottery all she does is work and work well she appeared to be an absolute shooin for the.
"election campaign" Discussed on FT News
"On that point we've had various conflicting comments from mr trump over the years in the election campaign he felt that interest rates should be higher more recently he has been favour of a weak dollar which implicitly suggests that he wants to keep interest rates low defeat genuinely has an interest in moving in a clearly ah ideological wait towards a more hawkish or more conventional approach to monetary policy oregon you just think that he doesn't think in list and i think he thinks in terms of political expediency at least a that's one important factor it was clearly expedient during the election campaign to accuses he did janet yellen of have having some secret balgham with the president to keep right slow and help the democrats immediately dropped that argument when he came into power and said he was a low rates person and then stand far more supportive of janet yellen has declined every single time he's been given the opportunity to criticise a yellen to question the fed could he wants stability there so at this point it's very difficult to say any ideological approach to how he wants to cost the fed sending the two appointments that we are expecting rental calls it has been announced and then he hasn't denounced but many people expect marvin good friend an economist to be point is another fed governor by trump both of those people tends to slightly more hawkish end i've talked about the the merits of monetary policy rules when scenting interest rates which would put them.
"election campaign" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Years as somebody who has been stirring up anger and resentment towards the rich landowners worse both black and white of course throughout that may whites living in kenya so it's very politically expedient to point the finger and say all of our problems are due to these foreigners and so he's been accused of doing that but i think he represents something bigger which is this land issue has the come very very tense and it's a way to mobilize people it's a way to channel all this anger and resentment and that's what he's been doing the question is as he stepped across the line and broken the law by inciting violence he says he hasn't other people say he has he said that we know that this election campaign coming up then this is an issue likely to be spoken about quite extensively during the campaign isn't it it is and there's a lot of unhappy people in kenya that feel like they are not getting their equal rights that this is their country they need more land they're trying to make a living and it's not fair to be living on a tiny little plot that drying out and you don't have enough space for your farmer animals and next stores one family that has this enormous expanse of land and net rubs people the wrong way that really kind of stings and that's what you're seeing it's been going on for years but in this election and this carter kanye norman kenya few hours north and i roby there's been a lot of attention on the fact that there were these huge farms still in existence that almost you know a reminiscent of an out of africa lifestyle that went out of date t decades ago jeffey gentlemen thank you very much as.
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"Irony of that reporters existential crisis it's not like with without merit lay he genuinely does have reason to be frustrated that he was working on something of substance and it just got undercut by a tweet a series of tweets by the son of the president of the united states closing argument my name's walter absent twin cities news talk am eleven thirty 1035 fm six five one nine eight nine five eight five five from the guardian donald trump jr has been forced to release damning emails that reveal he eagerly embraced what he was told was a russian government attempt to damage hillary clinton's election campaign the stunning disclosure raised questions over whether campaign laws were broken and why senior trump associates failed to report a hostile act by a foreign power was it a hostile act by foreign power and i dunno tentative initiative hostile but um obviously a it was a move it was like insider trading basically is what they're trying to do i suppose lie idle in order for it to be hostile your premise has to be that the failure of the clinton campaign and the election of donald trump is a existential blow or some sort of attack upon the united states of america as a whole now that i can understand if you were hillary clinton supporter or your some sort of polarized leftist ideologue why you might think that but what about the people who voted for donald trump because they like donald trump like is this a hostile attack against them or at the people who agree with donald trump's policy positions or enough of them to conscientiously vote for him more about the people who don't like hell clinton and ward of not liked her regardless of what the russians hacked it it throw into the public discourse have they been hostile attacked by russia as a result of this quote unquote meddling i think it's difficult to rationally and objectively make that argument mike in farming ten welcomed the program yet again there were picked call walker anytime i i have heard of a mere hurt or i.
"election campaign" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Whether telling me i'm gaining my freedom by repealing obamacareit doesn't feel like freedom we learned from the election campaign is that actually a lot of trump voters don't adhere to conventional conservative economic ideology there was a guy who went out on the campaign trail and said i'm going to save the social welfare net and they voted for him i am at 1 point he said i'm going to raise taxes on the rich they liked what they harangued him so if they then feel they are being asked thechris conservative republicans in the house of representatives want to strip stick to strict ideology and repeal obamacare not replace it and give a big tax cut the wealthy i didn't think trump voters are going to like that that's not necessarily want they are i think the answer your question knows that healthcare is really complicates i mean this this is is is is really knew that what you're would actually have to like sit there and dig into the details of the balancing act that you're always doing on both and presidenttrumpbut but the but the reality is when you asked the question of win our people going to realize the answer is when someone feels when they feel it and it impacts them but now they will were talking theoretical going to give him a lot of leash because the power of cultural identity is very strong are still very much feel he's that guy okay retook applause here because we are going to take julyoffnot the whole summer just julywe'll be back thank you very much we.
"election campaign" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And yet while w so many of us are just focused on what i would broadly call the trump show which is here this endless distraction answer series of shocks that are going off some of it created by trump some of it inflicted on trump because of his incompetence for his avarice depending depending on the scandal but while we're focused on that you have this very methodical transfer of wealth that is going on a with all of trump's economic policies from his tax policies to his care plans a his entire budget i his attacks on regulations mean all the pattern is very very clear this is enriching the already rich so i think it is an economic populist method with a credible messenger having the democrats lap lacks that in in the last election campaign because we saw how trump painted hillary clinton as a tool of the billionaires obviously we know that to be a tremendous irony uh it was an our it was ironic before but it's especially ironic now that we see all the goldman sachs execs that he's introduced after attacking her for being too close to goldman sachs up shoot she exactly so she's abbott the problem is she wasn't a credible messenger for any kind of economic populist message because health through the clinton foundation uh the clintons had been part of annihilating those boundaries between the very very wealthy and the political class you know the kind through the party to be honest um you know this dramatic migration of wealth in this country and the huge in commonwealth gap at has opened up has occurred under both republican and democratic administrations for a long time no what's different about the trump administration in your view hillary clinton.
"election campaign" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Ago why you only making noises about it now know the the report was putt was promised david cameron promised to produce this report at eight would be produced in december two thousand fifteen so i'm allowing the the government of a year will so to produce a revolt as an unreasonable timescale it should have been released at the end of last year in fact we did raise questions about the timing of it is it your view that the government has failed to protect the british public well it clearly will need to look at the the the detail of the reasons why the the terrorist attacks that we've seen were were able to take place but it's clear for instance that's the number of armed officers has dropped it's clear that number of a police officers has drove the reduction of the number of police officers happened during the time that you the liberal democrats were in coalition with the conservative policy do how do you respond to that because the criticisms that you'll making now again appear to be in the context of a general election campaign we recognize that this was an issue we recognized it it was an issue in terms of the last generation campaign an unfinished general action we have pledged to invest three hundred million pounds to recruit an extra ten thousand police officers i accept that in the period two thousand ten to fifteen when ring kurdish in police officer numbers drops in i guess that was a reflection of the huge economic difficulties that the country faced but we now think that the this investment has to be made and the levels of of placing have fallen to drastically and particularly in relation to community policing tom break from the liberal democrat party let's turn away from the london attacks now are and tent another story opening statements began stained.
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"Of london citycounty rude a a hearing from they will be speaking about this this civics i'll the events last night in london bridge as well as an holds the border security implications now unfortunately the khyber may say the cobra meeting has happened within the last couple of examples where those that terrible events in mansiz said just less than two weeks ago and waste a number of people were killed in another tara an event there an ought to that meeting the threat level hair in the uk was increased to its highest level and it was then put back down again in the end of last week and they're also number of armed forces deployed to the streets of london in an attempt to both the efforts of the pace here in the capital that is the sort of conversations that we're expecting to take place at the khyber meeting today whether the similar events will happen in of the threat level and and of course extra troops on the ground here in london and across all of this within the context of the general election let's taking place on thursday had had a conservatives have postponed their general election campaigning for the rest of the day will review the circumstances in the coming days haven't yet had a confirmation from late a policy that we understand that they are considering postponing their campaign say that now the timing of this horrendous events i could not be worth has been suggestions that the general election uh of the law south and terror attacks in there would be passed by a date thing that very likely it could happen abbott highly unlikely not only because both parties and the government hair there's a real sense that said to not let the terrorists stand in the way the democratic process that certainly the timing of this incredibly difficult for the the coming general election campaign kelly i see this quite a big campaign.
"election campaign" Discussed on The Sustainable Futures Report
"Oh and i did promise on tell you how i'm gonna vote the conservatives off a lot of very good on plausible benefits in their manifesto but i do not trust mrs may to keep our word after had denials that they will be an election after high conversion to remain up to ultra brexit here and after how you tunsil policy in the middle of the election campaign i do not support any form of brexit as ice and syria believe it will be a disaster for our country ability to conservatives while the hardest possible brexit in order to convert the country into a tax haven to the benefit of the wealthy few and the serious disadvantage of everybody else i will be supporting the libdems indirectly undoing vote swap how it works is that i will actually vote for the local labour mp the first time i've ever voted labour in my life to help ensure that she will be unseated by the tories who came second here in 2015 in recognition of this a labour supporter in the neighboring constituency will vote in that constituency balint dams came second to the conservatives it's by no means an ideal situation but in the face of a chronically undemocratic british electoral system what has to make what gestures one count well that's it for another week i'm anthony diet that ross the sustainable futures ripple and his hoping wake up to a sustainable future on friday the month of june.
"election campaign" Discussed on WJDX
"The the election campaign last year yes it was very simple now and the fact that rushers being them enough eyes then that sense becomes very strange to us and we are really sorry about that because this is this the whole situation takes us from texas that we from that perspective false getting our relationship to a bad that condition quite unexpected today we with taste of situation when russia all of a sudden they came that's a and nightmare for the united states and that was since in the cannot understand way american people and american politicians started for started the process of self humiliation you are so humiliation yourself saying that a country intervening your election process american a huge country country number with the most powerful country in the world with them with that yeah with a very very issues the same open to go tretter traditions and you say that it country can get his and then into intervene and then in in some influence your electric process the sometime possible this is sometime possible and when it comes to russia i can tell that that when that but had to would do not have and will not have any intentions took intense here in someone's domestic fares suspense in america's domestic affairs didn't have similar meetings with the club but in officials sort of because i don't know of any well if you look at some people connected with that with hillary clinton during her come pain it would for the see it that she had lots of meetings of that cause but they were not only innings at about election and that thrown throws says there was no way it should be per cent that as interference in and that's all process there are lots of specialist simpler tall in june people working in thing thing tanks it devising hillary hillary devising people working for hillary so if you if you if you know if you look at it with that intention to demise rusher you would probably say that yes he was trying to interfere in in hillary's.