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"fec" Discussed on 5-4
"Yeah what if the government is like no more CNN? Where will I get my pro Clinton news or whatever right I think the prototypical example of that would be like maybe a small independent filmmaker with a strong political point of view trying to like make a a real sort of artistic statement about the state of our society? Like perhaps Michael Moore with Fahrenheit nine eleven which believe it or not was able to be released within thirty days of an election over a complaint to the FCC because the was able to very easily identify them as his studio has a bona fide movie studio and this is a general political expression of the media. And this wasn't an issue and what's amazing is that this was before the people who who launch that complaints team united since united tried to get Fahrenheit nine eleven pulled from the air the same company. That's out here saying like this shit is way too onerous was trying to get media pulled like five years earlier and that was their failed attempts right to to get Michael Moore silenced. That inspired this whole thing. So the what the court is trying to say is like look. It's hard to distinguish between types of speakers right and so it's best suggest. Let them all do the same thing but first of all. They don't actually do that right. I just I referenced. The case with there was a student on campus holding a sign that said Bong hits for Jesus and they said it's okay to ban that because it's a student in a school right you're making these quantifiable judgments about The value or impact of speech based on the context. Are we really pretending that the guy on the street corner with a sign Saying the end is near is doing the same thing as the corporation. That's lobbying the government for fucking changes in regulations in their own industry. But that's what they're doing. That's what they're saying right. It essentially means that the courts is no constitutional difference between a multi-million dollar expenditure by a corporation and a nominal expenditure by an individual none. What they're saying is it's too hard to distinguish between those two things and you know the Conservatives love doing this they love talking about like how difficult rules can be to to be applied in the real world but like a common theme in the opinion is we're sitting here banging on them about big multi million you know corporations that have tons of resources and they're like well look who ninety. Six percent of the Chamber of commerce members have less than one hundred employees in their small businesses this shit and whatever but like the log easily distinguishes between those. There's there's a concept called a closely held corporation and there's different laws that surround closely held corporations. They've corporations are only have a few shareholders and they don't really respect the formalities of the corporate form and ask shareholder meetings and all that shit they have duties to each other and the laws are very different for them than they are for what. Tesla's stock owner owes us which has nothing to another Tesla's stock owner right because that relationship is different in judges and courts have no problem distinguishing them and if the court was concerned about those corporations in their speech they would have no problem. Distinguishing between them. They didn't want to distinguish between them because what they want is to give fucking massively wealthy people and their corporate shells the ability to have a huge impact on elections. That's absolutely goal. I WANNA get one point in here before we talk about the impact of this decision and that's That there was a concern here that this would open up the possibility of foreign intervention in election. And so this. This decision drops in In January two thousand and ten couple of weeks later state of the Union Iraq. Obama is talking about this and he says that with all due deference to separation of powers last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests including foreign corporations.
"fec" Discussed on 5-4
"We're built Ford tough and also beyond citizens united this is. This is a nice time to talk about the First Amendment generally the direction of the court. Because we're also at just about one hundred years even of First Amendment Jurisprudence The first Supreme Court First Amendment case was in Nineteen Nineteen obviously twenty nineteen just ended. If you look at the arc of the court's decision. The early cases seem to be very concerned with you. Know minorities the disenfranchised the powerless citizens have anti-fascist Leagues Suing the government. Because they were put on some government watch list and the Supreme Court saying that they can challenge their inclusion on that in the forties or the N. Double ACP in the fifties using the First Amendment as a shield. And this is maybe the case of all cases that sort of shows how the courts emphasis has shifted to protecting the wealthy and the powerful. Yes so here. In citizens united the court is asked whether McCain Feingold a two thousand and two law that bans outside political spending right before elections violates the First Amendment by unconstitutionally restricting a corporations political speech and the court says that not only does this particular ban violate the first amendment but in fact any expenditure by a corporation at any time for any amount is protected under corporations right to free speech the idea the corporations have speech something that sort of slowly built up. Momentum until it hit this crescendo and turn into something. I mean that I think started off a little weird and is now just completely ridiculous right right so in this case the party asking for the Supreme Court to weigh in is citizens United Originally known as Americans for Bush. These guys are a political action committee founded in the late eighties to support. George H W Bush in his campaign for President Against Michael Dukakis. So Re You WANNA start walking us through the history of the cow. Does this get to the court? Americans for Bush are the people who Produced the racist as fuck. Willie Horton ad back in the eighties. So it's about this Furloughed Massachusetts prisoner. Who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was out of prison. Bush accused Dukakis Of Not being tough on crime in that ad It's racist. It shows the guys mugshot. It's disgusting Willie Horton. Even though he didn't go by Willy. It's like extremely true. It's that she says guys who made who made that ad Once Bush the first Was elected Americans. Bush turned into citizens united. And they hire this Guy David Bossy. He is obviously obsessed with the Clintons in the ninety s running ads against Bill Al Gore in two thousand and then Kerry John Kerry of course in two thousand and four This guy says that he's inspired by Michael Moore and particularly Michael. Moore's film Fahrenheit nine eleven and he's inspired to make political documentaries starts with a rebuttal documentary that's called Celsius Forty one eleven punchy have in La Times article in two thousand four Bossy says after seeing Moore's impact I wanted to counterpunch documentaries have become a weapon of the left still true stuff and then show people what happens so perfect a weapon of the left photographs too. I feel the same way about them so know. This guy obviously sees himself as a propagandist right right absolutely. He's he's a political operative. Yeah the problem with that Is THE FCC. Correctly identified that citizens united was a political organization. It's not a bona fide. Movie Studio Commercial Venture And so they continue to restrict citizens united's ability to air their movies in advance of elections right again because McCain Feingold the campaign. Finance Law said at the time that corporations could run ads for federal candidate within a certain time period before an election. Right so David. Bossie is like. He's got the financing of that and he says all right well what if I turn citizens united into an actual movie studio then I Bet. They turned out some quality. Shit yeah you know at the citizens? United has made over twenty movies now including several that have been written and directed by The garbage smelly Steve Bannon such as fire from the heartland the awakening of the conservative woman. Who something tells me? That's not a sexual awakening which features Michelle Bachmann Anne Coulter Michelle Malkin. Good stuff one of the movies that That they made was Hillary. The movie even Punchier Than Celsius. Four forty one and citizens united wants to air this Quote Unquote documentary in January. Two thousand eight to try to kneecap Hillary's primary run. They want to get it to of obviously to as many people as possible and so they WANNA put it on demand but free to watch right. They have an issue here. Which is that. You know. There's campaign finance laws. That say you know. There's no corporate or union spending thirty days in advance of primaries or sixty days in advance of elections on electioneering communications and citizens united been sort of burned on this law previously sought a declaratory judgment in District Court saying look. We're good to go where movie studio this is just a documentary and the court was like no. You're not in no IT ISN'T I. Get the fuck out here and said they could do it. And that was how we got to the Supreme Court with this case right and so this starts on a very narrow question of whether the law is unconstitutional as applied to this documentary in and citizens united is making a number of arguments that look the law doesn't cover us or to the extent it does cover us. It's unconstitutional in those in those ways. And there's oral argument on this point in March of two thousand nine but the justices. The conservative justices were not satisfied with that and they pushed citizens united during oral argument on a much broader question of whether the campaign finance law and the restrictions on corporate spending were in their entirety unconstitutional and this pisses off the liberals on the court. So David suitor. Who's like a few weeks in retirement rights descent? That according to some reporting is just airing all the courts dirty laundry accusing the conservatives of blatant political machinations and so somewhat shamed by this actually like cowed by you know retiring justice ready to put them on fucking blast day decide to set this case for argument. And they're going to make the party's brief them on the broader question of whether or not you know these campaign finance restrictions our constitutional at all right basically taking a very narrow question about some stupid movie and a very narrow law that is that applies to certain spending occurring within like a month of a primary and all of a sudden making it a case about corporate free speech that would apply in like a huge array of context. Right the story the the detailed stories that at a conference like originally Roberts Justice Chief Justice Roberts had written a majority opinion on the narrow question and justice. Kennedy. Who's very libertarian? And which comes through in his writings had wanted to write a concurrence on the broader question. But Roberts was persuaded by Kennedy and they decided to switch and that was when suitors started to write a descent calling them out for being a bunch of fucking hacks and it's important to realize a few things which is one justices and judges in general. They have certain intuitions about the law. And maybe on non-core issues. They can be persuaded one way or another right some arcane workings of maybe like patent law or some shit they might be persuadable but but these guys have ideas about the way the. First Amendment Works Right. They they know what they think about things like campaign. Finance Law Right. These are big issues that they've been thinking about for a lot. They've been talking about it and all their friends have been complaining about it at fucking cocktail parties at ten. Right right exactly and There are just a number of ways. They could've avoided ruling on this which is generally speaking. What's required of the Supreme Court is to avoid big constitutional questions? Yeah absolutely yeah. There's a there's a doctrine called constitutional avoidance which basically means if you don't have to answer to address constitutional issue you don't And they flip that completely on its head Because they want to expand corporate speech rights And take a narrow question and turn it into a constitutional question right. You can't overstate how important it is. That the petitioners themselves citizens United Shitty and organization as it is As awful a person David Bossie is and what they want. The results of this case to be That they didn't even ask for this result. Right were really bending over backwards to fashion a case and a legal question so that they can. They're they're always planning backwards from the result that they want. And this is I think what makes justice drums Stevens in dissent here You know this this is kind of a famous descendant of his known as like pretty intense. It's ninety fucking pages long but they they WANNA do void shitty suit or descent and instead they got the shitty see descent and he's like a better writer than suitor ninety pages. Nobody's GonNa read to leave. I didn't read that. But what is good about? The descent is like it does do that. You need is a little peel back of the curtain right. It's a little bit mask off where he's calling out like what's going on. So he says quote it is only in the most exceptional cases that we will consider issues outside the questions presented. The appellate in this case did not so much as assert an exceptional circumstance and one searches the majority opinion in vain for the mention of any. That's unsurprising for none exists. Setting the case for re argument was a constructive step but it did not cure this fundamental problem. Essentially five justices were unhappy with the limited nature of the case before us so they changed the case to give themselves an opportunity to change the law. It's very upsetting in my. My heart is like pounding right now so worked up but but one thing I was thinking about is like one. I feel like you could go through law school very easily without ever reading this case but to even if you did. There's no way any of this shit is going to end up. In your case book right you're going to read like little introductory paragraph from the author of the casebook that basically tees up some of the bullshit issues and then you'll read a few excerpted paragraphs from Kennedy's majority opinion about the first amendment. And then maybe a few paragraphs from Stevens descent in this context is very important for understanding. What this case is and what the court is doing here. Yeah I mean it's ideological warfare right and it's express it's as close as you can get to admitting that you just have this political goal you want to achieve and you're going to go do it but yeah. I mean I did learn about this case in law school and I didn't learn about the history of it until I read about it myself right. It's taken for granted that like this argument. And the the holding of the case are legitimately gotten to like. The process was legitimate. And right I I you know I think setting the case for argument after he had already written your majority opinion deciding the case one way along those questions is like such obvious bullshit right like there's no chance right. There's no chance that they're actually going to change their mind. At this point right this is about laundering. It's about legitimizing what they're doing all right. Let's let's talk about the opinion itself. Michael you want to the election guy in law guy. I was briefly an election. I know a little bit about this stuff. This episode Michael. We'll have no more expert. Michael peeks episode to all right so just quickly go into the decision and you know. I don't think this decision is worthy of extended discussion other than to you. Know take a massive shit on it. So just describing his reasoning briefly instinct singly as possible. Sucks ass moving on?.
Activists Will Use Super Bowl To Raise Awareness About The Environment
"When thousands of people attend and millions of People Watch the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday? Environmental groups hope that some people will look beyond the stadium. They want to use the super bowl to raise awareness about ocean health and the everglades. Here's Alexandra consolidate of our member station. WWL R N Jose Melendez Melendez was visiting Miami from his hometown of San Francisco decked out in Bright Red Forty Niners Jersey. But he's not attending the game. I'm not going can't afford artist expensive Melendez instead was here at a free festival put on by the local host committee that includes an environmental village. I was shocked to see all this environment. This is different. There were virtual reality headsets. That took people underwater without getting wet. You're going to slide this on your face. Scenic coral. FEC's Miami has hosted the Super Bowl eleven times times more than any other city. But it's the first time that the local host committee has decided to make this kind of awareness campaign focused on the environment they call it ocean to everglades everglades. Hard Rock Stadium sits right in the middle from the Atlantic Ocean into the everglades to its west. Eric I can Burg wants the nonprofit everglades foundation station one of the groups putting on this campaign but when they turn on the tap at home to drink water to wash their cars go in their poll. Whatever it might be the water supply that they're benefiting from comes from the everglades millions of Floridians get their drinking water from the biscuit aquaphor located under the everglades? That's partly why. Some environmentalists environmentalists are calling for restoration of the so called river of grass. The large source of underground freshwater depends on the health of the wetlands. I Burke says says the focus is not only on the everglades but also plastics in the ocean invasive species and algae blooms the last six years. We've had states of emergency due due to red tide and blue-green algae so this has become mainstream Florida's Republican governor got involved with the effort Rhonda Santa's announced the launch of the Super Bowl campaign reign on Earth Day. Last year. He really see how just the average citizen regardless of party regardless of part of the state you know they all WanNa see Florida's environment tended to under the previous governor and now Senator Rick Scott. Staffers couldn't use words like climate change but descent appointed floridas first chief science officer and proposed more than six hundred million dollars for everglades restoration and water quality projects. Frank Jacqueline heads the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club. His group wasn't involved volved the Super Bowl but says the game can be a platform to talk about ways to fight the causes of climate change in some ways. Were misleading the public by not talking about Out The bigger crises that are facing south Florida. The biggest one of all is climate change and sea level rise. According to the National Oceanic an atmosphere administration global sea level is likely to rise at least a foot by the end of the century. Jack alone says in another fifty years Miami might not be able to host another super bowl. That's how fast it's going to take for the sea level rise to make life really bad in Miami fans of Sunday's Sunday's game we'll be cheering on the two football teams but these advocates hope that everyone at the Super Bowl will also route for the environment for N._p._R.. News I'm Alexander Gonzales in Miami.
Watchdog Files FEC Complaint Against Pro-Sanders Nonprofit
"Watchdog group common cause is filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that a political nonprofit organization funded by Bernie Sanders violated campaign finance law by accepting donations in excess of federal limits the group our revolution has paid for some social media ads backing Sanders campaign and is working to turn out voters who will support the senator in the democratic presidential primary officials deny any wrongdoing calling the complaint in their words meritless and legally
"fec" Discussed on Election Ride Home
"Day trumpeting a newly introduced resolution that would alter Senate rules to allow the chamber to dismiss the House case without a trial and quote in other impeachment? News McConnell may be able to move ahead with starting the trial regardless of all this actual decision making reading from a story by Burgess Everett and Marianne Levin for Politico Quote Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell Connell is on the verge of having sufficient backing in his fifty three member caucus to pass a blueprint for the trial that leaves the question of seeking witnesses and documents until bill after opening arguments are made according to multiple senators that framework would mirror the contours of President Bill Clinton's trial and ignore Senate minority in order leader Chuck Schumer's demands for witnesses and new evidence. No final decision has been made but in a brief interview McConnell said he would address the possibility of spurning earning Democrats on Tuesday afternoon and quote next up Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo reportedly will not run for Senate in Kansas. This year as you may know pompeo is pretty busy right now. He briefed press this morning. The variety of situations around the world most notably Iran Pompeo met with Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell yesterday after exploring a Senate run for a while now and reportedly sadly he told McConnell he wasn't gonNA run okay. So why does this matter. Well that seat is currently held by PAT. Roberts announced way back in January that he would not run again. Dan Roberts is currently eighty three years old and if he ran again that would be for his sixth six year term. So you know logical time to step aside. The Roberts. Retirement has created a closely watched primary race in Kansas for that seat. Republicans have held that seat since nineteen thirty two. So it's still a bit of a long shot for Democrats to flip it. But it's not impossible after all Roberts won just over fifty three percent of the vote in his last election in that election. Roberts faced Laura Kelly who is now governor of Kansas pen. How does she get there? Well by beating Republican Chris Kobuk in two thousand eighteen in in other words. A Democrat flipped the governorship in the previous election cycle. There's an active primarily in both parties for that Senate race but with POMPEII. Oh apparently currently out of the running a lot of attention turns to co Bach after losing that run for governor in the midterms he's seen as potentially damaged candidate although he has close close ties to president. Trump coke faces several well-funded Republican opponents. So again this is a race to watch even the primary and one more tidbit here. Technically pompilio could still file to run the deadline to enter. The race isn't until June this year. So if this Iran stuff blues over and he leaves CBS's current job. I guess you know. Maybe pompilio could reassess his options last up today. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a new policy. Plan it's been a while since we dug into policy off on the show so I felt like ending today on a Wonky Honky note. The new plan is titled Fixing Our Bankruptcy System to give people a second chance in the intro. Warren describes her history studying why people declared bankruptcy and bankruptcy is these signature issue of her legal career and early political career quote. Our research ended up showing that most of these families weren't reckless or irresponsible. They were just getting squeezed by an economy that forced him to take on more debt and more risk to cling to their place. Jason America's middle class and that meant one bad break could send them tumbling over the edge. The data showed that nearly ninety percent of these families were declaring leering bankruptcy for one of three reasons a job loss a medical problem or a family break up and quote. Warren then recounts the political battles of the ninety s and early two thousands around bankruptcy. I can mostly summarize those by saying that President Clinton vetoed a bill near the end of his presidency. That would have made it harder here for people to declare bankruptcy but revised version of that bill came back in two thousand five and passed with support from a variety of people including then Senator Joe Joe Biden now. Warren doesn't call Biden out by name in her proposal. But you know it's a historical fact. That old people like me remember well anyway reading again. What about the effect of that law quote? It was terrible for families in need. After the bill passed bankruptcy filings went down permanently. Only by fifty percent and the number of insolvent people went up permanently by twenty-five percent by making it harder for people to discharge their debts and keep current on their house payments. That two thousand five bill made the two thousand eight financial crisis significantly worse. Experts found that the bill oh caused about eight hundred thousand additional mortgage defaults and two hundred fifty thousand additional foreclosures and quote. Now we're still in history mode. We will get to the policy in just a moment. This lead warranty proposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in two thousand seven. She was at the time a law professor at Harvard. I have a link in the show notes. Not just to this new policy but also her original article proposing that agency a few years later President Obama created the CFP A B and appointed warrant. Help get going. Warren became a senator soon. After that she was sworn in as a senator by then Vice President Joe Biden who joked joked quote. You gave me hell and quote referring to that bankruptcy debate and yes. Warren and her husband did laugh at that joke. Okay so what would would this new policy do well for one thing. It would allow student loan debt to be discharged as part of bankruptcy. That is currently a form of debt. You usually Cana- China escape even if you do file as a result of that twenty fifteen bill. Warren would also change various technical aspects of the filing process to make it easier easier to do this means reducing paperwork and removing fees for people living below the poverty line. She would also allow people to restructure their home mortgages during bankruptcy rhapsody and protect their cars to things that are vital to regaining your financial footing after such an event and she would eliminate some loopholes that allow wealthy the people in certain states to protect some of their assets even during bankruptcy as always I ask what would this cost and Howard Warren pay for it and for once there is. There's not a section in this proposal dealing with that issue but frankly my read of this proposal is that it would not cost the government. Anything aside from possible federal student student loan debt defaults. Warren does not calculate in her proposal. So it's unclear to me anyway whether the government actually faces substantial costs by changing in bankruptcy rules. Warren does spend a good chunk of the proposal. Talking about the current societal costs that would be remedied by changing the bankruptcy process however guests who definitely does face costs if this proposal were to be enacted well whoever holds the debt that would be discharged. The bankruptcy in other other words mostly banks the final aspect of this policy worth getting into is that it is a super clear way to distinguish Warren from Biden. It is not specifically an attack against Biden but it does invite voters to look back at the records of both candidates. And I would expect. This might come up somehow in next next week's debate in between a thousand questions about foreign policy. Well that is it for one more episode of the election ride. Home I have been your host Chris Higgins always find me on twitter at Chrissy. Teigen's all right as I mentioned yesterday. I am stepping away from this show when we are transitioning to a a new host that is Glenn Fleishman a veteran reporter and podcast based in Seattle. Here's how the schedule is going to work. Glenn will be with you tomorrow through Friday this week next week. I'm back on Monday then. Glenn takes Tuesday and Wednesday remember. Those are debate days and I am back on Thursday and Friday eight next week. That makes Friday the seventeenth. I final show as always. Thanks for listening and Glenn. We'll talk to Y'all tomorrow.
iDrive Named One Of The Best Tech Products of 2019
"I drive just name one of the best tech products of twenty nineteen by PC magazine I love but so does PC magazine they say I drive is there for the FEC five years in a row there pick for online backup PC magazine says quote I drive does just about everything you need online backup service to do and more they also tested the all the speeds of the various backup solutions and I drive was number one the fastest that's important when you're backing
FEC chair Ellen Weintraub on Trump claims: 'No evidence of rampant voter fraud in 2016'
"The head of the Federal Election Commission has a message for president trump when it comes to what he claims is voter fraud fax matter Karen Weintraub says the president should stop making such claims Democrats a study this Republicans a study this and no one can find any evidence of rampant voter fraud either historically or particularly in the two thousand sixteen elections one travelers the Democrat goes on to say in her words fax matter and people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them I think it is damaging to our democracy to spread information like that is if there is no proof one tribe sent a letter to the president over the weekend amending he provide that proof during a campaign stop in New Hampshire trump said he would have won that state in two thousand sixteen if not for voter fraud Linda Kenyan
FEC chairwoman to Trump: 'There is no evidence of rampant voter fraud'
"Advance so the head of the Federal Election Commission as told Donald Trump show made any evidence you might have religious claim of voter fraud over the twenty sixteen election Donald Trump telling supporters in New Hampshire that he might have won that state yep as he alleges thousands of voters hadn't come in from the outside but the FEC chairwoman is all on onetravel cheese tells CNN that is really dangerous talk I'm afraid to study this Republicans of study this and no one can find any evidence of rampant voter fraud either historically or particularly in the two thousand sixteen elections I think it is damaging to our democracy to spread information like that if there is no proof no one tribe as a Democrat but she was put in that position by then president George W. bush and she says she has sent a letter to the president asking for any kind of proof and actually sent the president previous letters asking for any kind of proof on claims that there was fraud in the election all of gone
â€˜Let Me Make Something 100% Clearâ€™: FEC Chair Drops Hammer on Trump
"Federal Election Commission share making it clear. It is illegal to receive anything of value from foreign national in connection with the US election. Ellen Weintraub issuing the statement yesterday with the intro saying if you never thought she would have to say it in the statement, she pointed out, accepting help from foreign governments has been considered unacceptable since the very beginnings of the nation on Wednesday, President Trump's instead at an ABC news interview that if a foreign government wanted to give him dirt on a political opponent. He would probably accept it.
Gun Safety Group Sues FEC Claiming NRA Broke Campaign-Finance Law
"A gun safety group is suing over alleged campaign spending violations by the NRA that on profit Gifford Law Center filing, the lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, saying it hasn't acted on its multiple complaints about the National Rifle Association the group claiming the NRA made illegal contributions to President Trump. And six other Republican candidates, and it accuses the NRA of using a network of shell corporations to in the words of the lawsuit. Aloft Alie coordinate expenditures with those Republican campaigns. The FCC has declined to comment on the pending litigation. And there's been no comment from the NRA President Trump's to speak at the NRA's annual convention tomorrow,
John Bolton, Moscow and China discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"Adviser John Bolton says the US will move forward with a plan to quit the landmark nuclear arms control pact despite objections from Russia and some European countries. Mr. Bolton met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for about ninety minutes yesterday in the Kremlin Moscow says if Washington leaves the I n f or intermediate range nuclear forces. It would be dangerous and many European countries have warned it could reignite an arms race, Mr. Bolton says the nineteen eighty-seven treaty from the Cold War era did not address new missile threats from countries such as China, Iran and North Korea. Just within the past. Today's China has issued a statement that says it wants the United States to stay in the IMF treaty. And if I were living in Beijing, I'd probably think the same FEC. But I'm not Moscow has warned
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"fec" Discussed on Epicenter Bitcoin
"Well i mean if you think about it as you walk around with with your phone in your pocket as an extraordinary amount to censor information there why shouldn't that sensor information she'd be represented by an aa an actually out there on the fec schnitt were attempting to generate value from the data that that it has quietly in your pocket without you've been aware of it whilst you'll you'll strolling along going about your daily lives so actually in some cases we're looking populations of agents that exist together flight hardware or car is another example where if you took a drone you've got the actual bit that flies around which is an agent but also the senses on that might be another agent in the camera this i'm like the yet another agent and it may well be that the camera agent convince the the drone to take a small diversion in order for it to take roof survey pictures or somebody's house on route so together they're they're working together and communicating with each other independently of of human intervention to allow better utilization of those things because that's one of the things that's most extraordinary about lives right now is not necessarily the data that we do use is the data that we don't use either because we don't know their or the cost to to deliver it exceeds its actual value when you can come up with an endless population of digital representatives to represent that data then the cost to actually put something like that into the fetch network and for it to actually generate value goes right down under those circumstances it benefits everybody because suddenly all that wasted information comes into play whereas previously it would have just gone.
"fec" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Foreign citizens for trying to influence the american public about an election because those citizens did not register as foreign agents nor record their financial expenditure so the federal elections commission by that theory when will robert muller and dyke christopher steal fusion gps perkins coy the dnc in the clinton campaign follow this muller's indictment against thirteen russian trolls claim their social media political activity was criminal because they were foreign citizens they tried to influence the election and they not a registered under the foreign agents registration act nor reported their funding to the federal elections commission first mr muller's theories correct three three things may christopher a criminal first he's a foreign citizen second he tried to influence and election which he received payments to do including from the fbi itself and third he neither registered as a foreign agent nor listed as receipts and expenditures to the federal election commission also according to the fbi a long way still lied a lot of the dossier he disseminated contain containers contain its own lives based on bought and paidfor smears from foreign sources relying on rumors and innuendo second your muller's theory is correct three things make fusion gps a criminal coconspirator hick new still was a foreign citizen it new and paid steel to influence the election and it new and facilitated steo now the registering as a foreign agent nor reporting is funding from the dnc in the clinton campaign to the fec third if muller's theory is correct then three things make perkins core the law firm of potential target eight new steel was a foreign citizen it new and page steal to influence and election and it new and facilitated steal now the registering as a foreign agent now reporting his influence excuse me is funding from the dnc the clinton campaign to the fec fourth trying to get through this if muller series correct and three things make the dnc a potential target this was very important folks it new steel was a foreign citizen had no one paid steel to influence the election it annoyed facilitated steal now the registering as foreign agent for reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec fifth if moller's theories correct three things make the clinton all right i'll just shoot straight with hive terrible asthma right now he was brought.
"fec" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"It new still was a foreign citizen hit new and paid steal to influence the election and it new and facilitated steal matter registering as a foreign agent nor reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec third if moller's theory is correct then three things make perkins quite a law firm a potential target it new steel was a foreign citizen it new and paid steal to influence the election and it new and facilitated steal now the registering as a foreign agent nor reporting his influence excuse me is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec fourth trying to get through this if muller series correct and three things make the dnc a potential target this is very important folks it new steel was a foreign citizen it no one paid to influence from election it annoyed for sauteed steo after registering as foreign agent reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec fifth if muller series correct three things make the clinton all right i'll just shoot straight with hive terrible asthma right now he was brought on by the flu and i'm tried to get into a common all just today i'll get into a permanent largest amara just is what it is i apologise but uh we continue to plough ahead here in our much pest to say anything but it's obvious isn't it but the up the loya goes on don't expect any of these indictments allah chose his targets because he knows they will never appear in court and this is something i mention on friday every contest the charges and cannot be arrested or extradited as russian citizens muoi's unprecedented prosecution raises three novel arguments first that speaking out about american politics requires a foreign citizen to register with foreign agents registration act ii that speaking out about american politics requires a foreign citizen lift list their source and expenditure of funding to the fec and third that mistakes on visa applications constitute fraud on the state department all appear to borrow from the now discredited honest services theories muller's team previously used in corporate in bribery cases cases the supreme court overturned for their unconstitutional vagueness now i particularly like with this gentleman wrote because i said essentially the.
"fec" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The fbi a long way still lied a lot of the dossier he disseminated containers contain its own lies based on bought and paidfor smears from foreign sources relying on rumors in innuendo second if muller serious correct three things make fusion gps a criminal coconspirator it new still was a foreign citizen hit new and paid steel to influence the election and it new and facilitated steal matter registering as a foreign agent nor reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec third if muller's theory is correct then three things make perkins score the law firm a potential target it new steel was a foreign citizen it no one page steal to influence the election and it new and facilitated steal now the registering as a foreign agent nor reporting whose influence excuse me is funding from the dnc the clinton campaign to the fec fourth trying to get through this if muller series correct and three things make the dnc a potential target this is very important folks it new steel was a foreign citizen had no one paid steal influence on election it had not facilitated steal now the registering as foreign aging reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec fifth if muller serious correct three things make the clinton all right i'll just shoot straight with hive terrible asthma right now he was brought on by the flu in on tried to get into a common all just today i'll get into a common algeish tomorrow just is what it is i apologise but uh we continue to plough ahead here in lots of has to say anything but it's obvious isn't it but the ah the lawyer goes on don't expect any of these indictments our chose is targets because he knows they will never appear in court and this is something i mentioned on friday every contest the charges and cannot be arrested or extradite is russian citizens muller's unprecedented prosecution raises three novel arguments first that speaking out about american politics requires a foreign citizen to register with foreign agents registration act ii had speaking out about american politics requires a foreign citizen lift list their source in expenditure funding to the fec in third that mistakes on visa applications constitute fraud on the state department all appear to borrow from.
"fec" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Correct three three things make christopher still a criminal first he's a foreign citizen second he tried to influence on election which he received payments to do including from the fbi itself and third he neither registered as a foreign agent nor listed as receipts and expenditures to the federal election commission also according to the fbi a long way still lied a lot of the dossier he disseminated contain its contain its own lives based on bought and paidfor smears from foreign sources relying on rumors and innuendo second if moller's theory is correct three things make fusion gps a criminal coconspirator it new steel was a foreign citizen hit new and paid steal the influence of election new and facilitated theo now the registering as a foreign agent nor reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec third if muller's theory is correct then three things make perkins core the law firm of potential target eight new steel was a foreign citizen it new unpaid steal to influence the election and it new and facilitated steal now the registering as a foreign agent now reporting his influence excuse me is funding from the dnc the clinton campaign to the fec fourth trying to get through this if muller series correct and three things make the dnc a potential target this is very important folks it new was a foreign citizen had no one paid steel to influence malection election it annoyed facilitated steal now the registering as far in aging reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec fifth if muller serious correct three things make the clinton all right i'll just shoot straight with hive terrible asthma right now he was brought on by the flu and on tried to get into a common all just today i'll get into a common all just amara just is what it is i apologise but uh we continue to plough ahead here a much press to say anything but it's obvious isn't it but the up the lawyer goes on don't expect any of these indictments our chose his targets because he knows they will never appear in court and this is something i mention on friday every contest the charges and cannot be arrested or extradited as russian citizens while as unprecedented prosecution raises three novel arguments first that speaking out about american politics requires a foreign citizen.
"fec" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"They have in all of this in other words they knew steel was a foreign citizen they paid steel to influence the election they knew that they facilitated all of this and every capacity and steel neither you know registering as a foreign agent are reporting is funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec so muller's theory is correct wouldn't it makes sense than that the three things that may make perkins coy the potential target it was steal the foreign citizen in oh it do and paid steal two they were paying steal the influence the election qe whatever perkins qe and this all came from then so if muller's theory is correct then the three things make the dnc also a potential target in all of this and tom the clinton campaign a potential target in all of this because they're disguising their payments to steal by going through the other side of this anyway think about it one other thing if moller's theory is correct in the great things the clinton campaign there they would be a target the day no steel was a foreign citizen did they know he was getting paid the day no steal i was trying to influence the election did they did they know that steel wasn't registered as a foreign agent wasn't reporting the income and why are we not getting that indictment or investigation muller's choosing is targets here because he knows that never going to appear in court this whole thing that we saw on friday was not meant to scare the russians because the russians i never gonna be put on trial here in the united states and not going to contest the charges they're not going to be arrested they're not going to be extradited as russian citizens anyway muller's prosecution i big raises as this article points out robert barnes wrote this piece i think it points out a lot of different things here and it talks about fundamental fairness no you just gotta go back now if the amount of money as analyzed by byron yorke is correct on its lirst less than thirty two hundred dollars if that's the key and battleground states them what influence that they possibly have in all of this that would make rod rosenstein commented didn't influence the elections a thousand percent right where the.
"fec" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"They have in all of this and other words they knew steel was a foreign citizen they paid steel to influence the election they knew that they facilitated all of this and every capacity and steel neither registering as a foreign agent are reporting his funding from the dnc and the clinton campaign to the fec so muller's theory is correct putin it makes sense than that the three things that may make perkins coy the potential target it was steal the foreign citizen in oh it new and paid steal two they were paying steel to influence the election qe whatever perkins qe and this all came from then so if muller's theory is correct than the three things make the dnc also a potential target in all of this and the clinton campaign a potential target in all of this because they're disguising their payments to steal by going through the other side of this anyway think about at one other thing if moller's theory is correct and the three things the clinton campaign there they would be a target the day no steel was a foreign citizen that they know he was getting paid that they know steal i was trying to influence the election did they did they know that steel wasn't registered as a foreign agent wasn't reporting the income and why are we not getting that indictment or investigation muller's choosing is targets here because he knows that never going to appear in court this whole thing that we saw on friday was not meant to scare the russians because the russians are never gonna be put on trial here in the united states they're not going to contest the charges they're not going to be arrested they're not going to be extradited as russian citizens anyway muller's prosecution i they grazes as this article points out robert barnes wrote this piece i think it points out a lot of different things here and it talks about fundamental fairness and you just gotta go back now if the amount of money as analyzed by byron yorke is correct and it's l'ours less than thirty two hundred dollars if that's the key and battleground states them what influence that they possibly have in all of this that would make rod rosenstein commented didn't influence the elections a thousand percent right or the.
"fec" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"A law group in washington for years goodman has been a tireless voice for first amendment rights on the internet he is blocked several subtle efforts and flagrant efforts by fec fascist democrats to impose regulations on conservative media the internet and major websites like the drudge report he's leaving now that leads me to the next question i know they're a democratic attacks on talk radio i've known at since i began in this business i could name some of them but it's not just democrats i could name the republicans who wanted the socalled fairness doctrine which would have driven michael savage off the radio a long time ago so here's the question if in the midterms there is a slaughter of republicans as is predicted by those who would like to see it happen i'm not so sure it's going to happen by the way never mind trends nevermind mind history it's a different president at a different time it could go in the exact opposite direction but let's say there is a route of a republicans the democrats take control of the house and the maniac nancy pelosi was not shut a trap now for what twelve hours jim she's up their filibustering doesn't shudder mouth i dunno where the woman gets their energy from it must be all a good ravioli she makes let's say that maniac takes control and has the hammering the gavel again and all of the castrated males and the democrat party go along with this rabbit mad dog movement that we're seeing now and they now turned it on the media hm any questions any answers on that one w we ask you some one question why is pelosi so obsessed with hispanic voters who were here illegally answer without them she wouldn't be in office and the other questions i have the answers it's that simple what what it what she obsessed with them for did not even he illegally they're not here legally able to vote and if she's obsessed with them that proves three things at once if you can't figure it out turn the show off you go listening to npr boy i'd like to be an adviser on i would like to be given lazarov uh media by trump fed one position pain that i might leave radio for it becomes our of the media.
"fec" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"A law group in washington for years goodman has been a tireless voice for first amendment rights on the internet he has blocked several subtle efforts and flagrant efforts by fec fascist democrats to impose regulations on conservative media the internet and major websites like the drudge report he's leaving now that leads me to the next question i know they're a democratic attacks on talk radio i've known at since i began in this business i could name some of them but it's not just democrats i could name the republicans who wanted the socalled fairness doctrine which would have driven michael savage off the radio a long time ago so here's the question if in the midterms there is a slaughter of republicans as as predicted by those who would like to see it happen i'm not so sure it's going to happen by the way never mind trends nevermind history it's a different president at a different time we could go in the exact opposite direction but let's say there is a route of a republicans the democrats take control of the house and the maniac nancy pelosi was not shut attract now for what twelve hours jim she's up their filibustering does a shudder mouth i don't know where the woman gets our energy from it must be all the good ravioli she makes let's say that maniac takes control and has the hammer and the gavel again and all of the castrated males in a democrat party go along with this rabbit mad dog movement that we're seeing now and they now turned it on the media hm any questions any answers on that one ask yourself one question why is pelosi so obsessed with hispanic voters were here illegally answer without them she wouldn't be in office and the other questions i have the answers it's that simple what it what she obsessed with them for they're not even he illegally they're not here legally able to vote and if she is obsessed with them that proves three things at once if he can't figure it out turn to.
"fec" Discussed on WINS 1010
"Now tinton when sports here's john minco resort going all looked guides coaching start today will several reports indicate the patriots per took coordinator matt patricia is the choice of the giants were head coach low work from the team former bronco's running backs cochaired snoop bill shoot trail interviewed for the judge coach's opening today so what's the cape predict moving forward this is center indus kanther third nineteen or twenty one two game playoff spot fifteen at seven near record at home as ready to pull the bulls tonight into guards you one of europe global wealthy grebo have make the fec around and you make the power of a final or whatever we do recall quick over beef and beef i'd go about trough and over the thing you know just goes off they're trying to get better them have now the coordinately eleven always always fund the played all on 100 percent out of the same as always good to get back in the garden land foot off france has a fan said in a signs in fans i didn't yet to win and like i said at momentum going going forward so while the knicks sekondi bowls kindergarten to nurture an action over partly center they'll take on the detroit pistons tonight the nets have dropped two strayed have joseh have lost six of can be difficult dealing with injuries and tough losses like to one point overtime setback to toronto last time out spencer did what he did have a career i thirty one in a couple of wins here there really affect the tenor of a season especially for young ball club just fine let me so i would say to these close losses in a row they've really hurt they rigged the heart and college basketball rutgers plays at number four michigan state in east lansing tonight four to fifteen of 45 around the clock john banco ten ten wins.
"fec" Discussed on Very Bad Words
"Here's as well to have a sense of not quite belonging in the english world but also not entirely belonging in this ancient gaelic world either this ancient language that has been spoken nonstop in our than for the last two thousand five hundred years or any three thousand years and the english that the irish speak that my friend jp speaks is called hibernian english hiber no english would be the dialect of the english language that is spoken in ireland and has been spoken in ireland i am going back several centuries boop boop boop and in high burner english they sometimes do have words that don't exist in the british english or american english for that matter or in gaelic in this includes swear words with the most common one in hyper knowing bush now they would only ever the here in ireland is instead of saying the f word would say fec fec is in kind of like a halfway house over few in kind of mixed company the f word still has a so has of care for the connotation so if you wanted to to modify that somewhat in a mixed company you fec is better than thing you know the full on i four that kinds of ways and j jp is told me about fec before but fec is just regional dialect in those regional dialects our common wherever you go so after talking to christopher over an hour about this i did learn a lot and i enjoyed my time talking him really interesting nice guy but i couldn't really get him to recognize my premise that the irish swear more than other people nevertheless try to get him to explain why in this is about as close as i got him to concede any of these points it's more acceptable in an irish context to use car swerved i think at the risk of hunting.
"fec" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The way that they reported it was that the they just sort of got credit from some vendors to do some ads i suspect that they got credit because they knew that there was you know it was a million dollars worth of ads so that's a lot of credit and i i suspect that they knew who was going to be providing that money but they they work in an away under the fec rule so that they wouldn't have to report that contributors until after the election the alight the contributors will be reported at some point but we won't know who they are until after the election this obviously there's a lot going on with this election there's a lot of people that are kind squeamish about showing their cards there's a lot of you know the the candidate the democratic candidate doug jones dozen when he be too closely tied to the democratic establishment the republican ray mordt is actively opposed to the republican establishment the you mentioned money at the top that the total price tag on this now is forty million dollars which is a lot of money coming into a special election in alabama where they haven't had a competitive senate race in many many years so what is the dynamics of this race are just kind of crazy they they the the those stories about roy moore came out and they and it look like the race could be competitive a lot of money when unknown the democratic to support the democratic candidate jones including the superpac that we were just talking about and also a lot of just contributions to jones's campaign so he's actually head in spending i think by you know just about three to one and so and then there was on the republican side the we had this back and forth of the republican party that which you also mentioned where the republicans were supporting more for they they didn't want him to be the nominee but he was the nominee they accepted that there were supporting them for a while and then when these stories broke about a month ago they pulled back that support and now trump has changed his has said he's going to endorse or and so.
"fec" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"To the heart of the actual crime of who added valerie plain brain but at least i knew what the crime was in that case right now i knew that it was against the law to out a cia agent that was the crime to this point we've never know what the uh uh we still don't know today what the crime is uh uh for the special prosecutor and and that would that would be the point that we would always though i would always make what is the actual now on the email scandalplagued crime was we actually do know the allegation of what the crisis would russian collusion with the democrats and it's you know it and and it might be a federal elections a a video a campaign violation when it came to cal they doc how they spent the money to get the dossier your urge or to fund the dossier which came christopher steel says from the kremlin in order to a defame donald trump the possible crimes and things we need to be considered is not in that area except for reporting regular rupe reporting crimes ah you know have f fec crimes or a or lawbreaking but a gets to the poitras dossier in order to wiretape america uh uh dna oh that is from the uh from the beginning in the fbi in order to get those secret warns that monitor did wiretaps on a campaign members of the trump campaign which then members of the bush administration uh being unmasked and the majority by susan power who claims she never did it those are the potential crimes the allegations of crimes that you can point out and donald trump is still annoyed the crime it no you of rao in fact from the beginning.
"fec" Discussed on Tech Policy Podcast
"Two recent news reports about a few facebook ads and begins of regulating all american citizens free speech rights online to get at what is already illegal and i think we have the uh mr mueller and the department of justice and the fec already have tolls on the table to regulate and punish uh adds that may have expressly advocated the election defeat of canada's the united so's i'd the distinction here it's that wall it's it might not be illegal for russian operatives to just by an ad trolling someone who's commenting on the nfl or just trying to get a rise out of people is the distinction that if they went so far as to say i'm a russian operative on by an ad to save vote for donald trump or vote for hillary clinton that's what's illegal that's clearly illegal what kind of reese recourse would you have right like we're talking about the public internet people could be in moscow the platform is automated in a lot of ways right you can just go online and by ads they're not necessarily in the moment blocking you from doing that now of course facebook is doing things now to try to clean this up and i wanna make it clear that the companies not just turning a blind eye to it and mark zuckerberg has come out and say look i did downplayed his after november but i am taking this seriously that all said how do you stop someone from doing this and even if it's illegal on us soil what are you gonna do about someone in moscow spending a hundred thousand dollars on it well i think you've you've hit the nub of the problem evan an and let me put this and some context my primary concerns that we not overreact to things that we cannot control and out of frustration start regulating american citizens and make them guilty or responsible or punish them for what sombat actors do abroad and so let's put this in some context.