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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign
"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.
"house representatives" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Now. The House representatives in D. C. Worked all night on the stimulus relief bill and passed it. It includes $1400 checks for most Americans and has a price tag of about $2 Trillion. A. B C's Andrew Dember reports The federal minimum wage hike will likely be scratched in the Senate Democrats were using a special measure known his budget reconciliation, allowing them to push the bill through Congress and avoid a filibuster in the Senate. With a simple majority vote. The neutral Senate parliamentarian ruling a minimum wage increase does not meet the threshold to be included in the overall package. Under that measure, Without a federal wage hike passing the overall Copan relief bill might prove easier in the evenly divided Senate. It passed in the House by seven votes to Democrats voted No now the latest traffic and weather together. No highway accidents right now, and they're running on time this morning. Now ladies forecast from the train heating and cooling Weather Center on news radio 700 wlw. We'll see clouds today with a high close to 60, then scattered rain comes in tonight. Low 48. We're gonna get a lot of rain overnight and tomorrow ah lot more to the south of Cincinnati, 62 for the afternoon high radar is clearing up right now It's 44 Degrees. News is a service of a E door and window company. Met. Reese has more in the demolition of the old power plant yesterday. Last smokestack coming down Friday at the old back George Generating Station near New Richmond station started operations back in 1952, and the plug was pulled seven years ago. Some of the debris from the smoke stack fell into the Ohio River. The Ohio EPA is coordinating with the demolition contractor and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean it up. The site is set for redevelopment, but first they're going to have to remove the toxic waste at the back George site. Matt Reese News radio 700 WLW. Another scam warning seems criminals or calling a lot of folks in Boone County, representing themselves as a lawyer and claiming a loved one is in jail in needs. Bail. Money know that may happen once in a while, but this time the scammer is arranging for cash to be exchanged in person. The sheriff's office says. The people on the phone get manipulative. They are playing on emotions, and they get angry. If question the.
Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation
"To Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch says he doesn't know too many of the details behind this sudden resignation of newly appointed 22nd district, Illinois House representative Edward Guerra coded Welch told the Economic Club of Chicago that he found out just like everyone else did last night. I received a call from my chief of staff. Telling me that she had heard word that he intended to resign. And she didn't know anything more than that. Just wanted me to be aware. And this morning, you know, we were she word from the clerk of the house that he had indeed resigned. And honestly, that's all I know. But it was apparently asked to resign by former House Speaker Mike Madigan due to questionable
Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez a prosecutor in northern california's going after five indigenous activists who toppled the statue of sarah last year in protest of the catholic mission systems. Founder they all face. Felony charges but community groups are calling for the charges to be dropped christina honest reports. They're called the indigenous peoples day five. The group of indigenous women and two spirit activists are charged with felony vandalism toppling. A statue of unique perot sarah on indigenous peoples day. Twenty twenty right out front of the mission san rafael in marin county california carina gold is leader of the confederated villages of luzon aloni one of the tribes and slaved into the mission system. Unique perot sarah founded. She's calling for the charges to be dropped. Our tribal people have been the objects of genocide here in california by the catholic church since the inception of california the hippo sarah. The statue that was taken down in october is a A symbol to california native people and to many other indigenous people about the genocide that happened on our lands when the catholic church. I came here despite the catholic churches history of genocide against native americans. Some of its members demanded. Marin county's district attorney at a hate crimes charge against the activists but more than fifty community groups and seventy five thousand petition signatories are demanding. The charges be dropped. Noting the nationwide reckoning with symbols of oppression. I'm christina honest reporting from san rafael california for national native news. A nonprofit advocating for the protection of oak flat. A sacred site in arizona is appealing a federal judges decision to not temporarily blocked the project that will turn the land into a copper mine and gibson from arizona. Public media has more than nonprofit apache stronghold is one of a few groups that sued to stop a congressionally mandated. Land swap of us forest service land which includes oak flat to resolution copper. A subsidiary of international copper company's attorney. Luca goodrich is representing apache stronghold in the appeal. He says the federal government plans to transfer the land on march. Eleventh of the government has actually destroying a centuries-old sacred site and making their religious practices. They're impossible and so. This is actually really an easy case. When it comes to finding a substantial burden on religious exercise their challenging the judge's order that said the land swap wouldn't be a substantial burden on the apache people's religious practice among other things. Goodrich says he expects the courts rule before the march deadline for national native news. I'm emma gibson. The national congress of american indians winter session kicks off this week. Which is being held virtually. Ncaa president fon sharp delivers the state of indian nations address. Monday tribal leaders throughout the week. We'll interact with federal officials white house representatives and us lawmakers tribal leaders are laying out priorities for the air and developing plans to work with the biden administration and congress cove in nineteen and the confirmation hearing for pollen for interior secretary are among top agenda items the likud ray-ban defoe gibb way in wisconsin is holding mass covid nineteen vaccination events planned for the next seven wins days the tribes clinic vaccinated more than two hundred community members at its first event last week. The vaccines are open to eligible tribal members. Eighteen years old andover. I'm antonio
"house representatives" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"The Gemayel report. The fight continues. Okay, So you had basically the legalese of the Trump team when? In fact, this is not legal proceeding. This is a political proceeding. They need to basically make a case to the American people off which a good number of Democrats just want to make Trump pay. Punish him. Some people in the middle. Also want to make trump pay, um on and might sit there and say, you know, Ole Golly, you know, he he He encouraged those people to do all that. Why do you say that? What did he actually say? Well, that's what I heard on the news. Uh, really, You believe everything from CNN or MSNBC? Uh, here is an example of that. Here is Jamie Raskin, a member of the House Representatives Democrats, an impeachment manager. Here's how he went through his presentation. Notice the difference between the legalese that you just heard in the last segment. And his approach. Let's go first with audio for Mistrial is personal. Indeed, for every senator Remember the house every manager, all of our staff. Capitol police. Washington, D. C. Metropolitan police, the National Guard. Maintenance and custodial cruise. Print journalists and TV people. Who were here and all of our families and friends. Emotion. It's personal. Family friends, the media When I mentioned the media, Yes, you were victimized, too. Ah emotional You don't hear any legal least He doesn't have a legal case to stand on What they say when you don't have the facts. You argue the law when you don't have the law, you argue the fax when you have nothing, you pound the table and scream at the top of your lungs. Well in politics, when when you have nothing, you do that and you go emotional. Listened. Audio five My chief of staff really taken was with Happens, and Hank locked and barricaded in that office. The kid's hiding under the desk. Facing what they thought were their final texts and whispered phone calls to say their goodbyes. They thought they were going to die. It's a Sunday night movie, and the villain is Freddie Donald Trump Kruger. Again. I'm waiting for any audio of Trump saying Go break windows. Go punch. Police officers. Break into the capital stormed the capital. None of that no In fact, it was because I played it so many times, I can quote it verbatim. We're gonna walk down to the Capitol peacefully. We're gonna cheer on those. Who support us. We're not going to cheer for those who don't That's exactly verbatim what he said. The coral in one debate five months prior. He did say the proud boy should stand by. Stand back. Stand down. Yeah, after he said I condemn them. I You know I don't I don't support violence. You know who Who do you want me? Oh, specifically call out. Yeah. Yeah, Stand back, Stand down. You know he was clear and that we played that on the show as well. I'm not gonna bore you with playing it again. You can Google it and listen to yourself. No, it's clear when he says, Stand by you, said standbys, though you'll be ready to pounce on a moment's notice. No..
Mitch McConnell condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'loony lies,'
"Most powerful Republican in Washington has distanced himself from one of the parties, conspiracy theorists. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, critiqued a new lawmaker. In the other House, representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. McConnell's written statement said a person who believes quote loony lies and conspiracy theories like that school shootings were staged is a quote cancer for the Republican Party. Green has promoted the elaborate con that is the Cuban on conspiracy theory. Reporters asked McConnell about this yesterday. I think adequately. Spoke out about how I feel about any effort to define the Republican Party in such a way. So, says the senator. But Green is in the house, where she's not the only Cuban on promoter and where Republican leaders looked over her record of false claims and decided that she should sit on the education committee. Democrats are now preparing to kick her off. And Republicans meet today to decide what to do.
Are Republicans or Democrats better for the stock market?
"When you're thinking about current events. We don't really know for sure how everything is going to play out at this point. I mean, we know that binds in the White House Democrats not have the tiebreaker, and Kamila Harris, the vice president, tied 50 50 there. And then, of course, the Democrats controlled by the Congress, House representatives controlled by the Democrats as well. Does the market really care if it's the Republican part of the Democratic Party? Do they are this Amar the markets More concerned with What are the policy's going to be? Maybe? Yeah, I think there's a lot of interesting is going on. Obviously a couple, you know, obviously what goes on in D. C. It's very disturbing, I guess, And it's easy for people get caught up in the noise and feel unsettled, right and the reality. It does build anxiety. And as things seem unsettled, so you know, I want to try to put some things in perspective because What I talk about with my clients and what I see happening, what's important to focus on But the reality is is Yeah. What do we know? Well, the Democrats have the majority and all three branches. But what's important, understand about all this is the market's care about policy, not party. It always has. And so when it comes to policy, bad policy is bad policy but is gonna wait and see what happens. We don't know what policies they're gonna roll out. Now. Our fear is that we'll get we'll swing way too far one way to the left for people and create some bad policies. Whatever. But the reality is is that's probably not going to happen. I mean, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Mark, you know, so Realities is what's happening now on what we see is because of that. What's going to be coming for sure is more stimulus. So we are going to have more stimulus. We're gonna have more checks. We're gonna have some stimulus on infrastructure spending and no tie those type of things. And so that's something that the market actually likes. Because in the pandemic We've created a You know, a situation where the government has to step in and you know, create the stimulus. So the markets waiting for that, But we're definitely going to see more
Anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger accepts his fate, whatever it is
"Carson adam kensington. Who's an air national guard. Pilot was one of ten republicans who voted to impeach donald trump in the house. Representatives asked if he was worried about how that vote will affect his political career. Congressman can zinger quoted a line from the hbo world war two series band of brothers when he said the only hope. You have to accept the fact that you're already dead
"house representatives" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Provides incredible entertainment for the world, doesn't it? It's the people here are really something there. Just a minute we got Nancy Pelosi. She's the speaker again. Her face still doesn't work. And she got that big cartoon gavel and And Kevin McCarthy, congressman, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives gave her a little bit of what for a little bit of what for before passing the cartoon gavel over two didn't whack her in the head with it or anything like that, but But gave her a couple of choice words about what had she is, and he was on the television this morning. Also Congressman Kevin McCarthy and and take him some more shots about how Pelosi last time our most unproductive Congress and 50 years, which is probably the best thing for America. Lost lots of seats in the house, even though it's supposed to be a big landslide for them, and they and Kevin McCarthy pointed out today, the only thing in the Democrat party that grew let's leave Bill Clinton out of it is the squad. You know the squad, the death squad in the Democratic Party and, of course, Republican ranks in the House of Representatives Group considerably. We've got a lot going on. In Washington, not just all that stuff, but there was a little bit of entertainment out of the House representatives yesterday. Enemy. In the meantime, tomorrow is Tuesday. Of course, and we have the big double runoff election or elections in the state of Georgia, and the media is already high fiving and celebrating. They've They've already got it in the bag for the Democrats say, Oh, well, the early voting this early voting thing I'm really I don't think this early voting thing is such a great idea that Month long vote that's opened on the mail out ballots and all this time the Democrats have done a good job over the last year year and a half through lawsuits and corrupt action and various states by bureaucrats to corrupt everything about our system of electing our leaders. And they like it that way, and the media does, too, because what's the difference? Honestly? But it's Adam Schiff. He's back in the clover. And and Eric Swalwell. He's in the gravy, too. That doesn't matter. He's done a little, You know, Boom boom number one boom boom with that Chinese spy for Who knows how long it's classified, though he can't talk about it. And he's back on the intelligence committee is back. He's on the Intelligence Committee on the House of Representatives. Never mind that old Chinese by thing, You know, that hasn't even fazed him on Lee. One reporter even asked him a question about it. It was a Fox news producer outside his home on Capitol Hill. On he was coming back in. I think it was early morning. Probably the walk of shame coming from another spies has, and he he was He looked like welcome Shame. And one Fox producer asked him one or two questions about the Chinese spy and that's it. You know, it says so. You're wet. You're dating a Chinese by is that Get into Then your father and your brother is still Facebook friends with the Chinese by the honeypot. Who's going around America having sex given up the You know the Hutu, everybody well Democrats anyway. And thats says that's a non story that's just swept under the rug. It is good to be a Democrat. You can have affairs with Chinese spies all you want when you're a Democrat and a member of Congress on the Intelligence Committee in the House representative, and it's not even a story. Not even a news story. Listen, May I'm already off to the races? So tomorrow? We've got the big the big double run off for the control of the United States Senate. And that's AH Big deal in cash. Edmund phone along. I think most people have big deal and the Republicans need to hold one of the seats the Democrats as CNN. They're already high fiving because the early vote you know they love the early but then they liked the late vote even better. That's really the late vote really wanted for him last time around. You know in the presidential election probably heard something about that, too. And the the the Democrats, they say, Well by that, I mean the media. You know, they say, Well, it looks like the early vote is 55% women and that and that favors the Democrats because I don't know abortion, I think And then it Z disproportionate number of African Americans voting on that favors the Democrats because, you know the other party of the Confederacy and slavery and lynching and Jim Crow. Standing in schoolhouse doors. So naturally, you know, you got it got the got a lock on the black vote there. It's a funny thing. So the Democrats are already high fiving and the media that they're going to have control of the Senate and then lunch bucket. Joe's going to be sworn in as president. He's going toe fall off the stage at the inauguration because he doesn't know where he is. And boy, these are interesting times. Have I mentioned that we are at 8886309625888630? 9625 and I should mention Also last week, my friend James T. Harris was sitting in and I don't make a habit of listening to my radio show when I'm not there. And of course, it's hard for me to listen to the show. When when I am here. But I listen a little bit of James T. Harris last night last week, Rather and Just he's a friend, and he's a wonderful guy. A great guy and his wife was a wonderful woman, and they're just great. And I love James Tien. I want to thank James T. Harris for sitting in last week so ably. So capably on de everything I heard from friends, and so it was all wonderful and positive. And and James is just just a great guy, So I want to thank James T. Harris. For sitting and well, I you know, didn't exactly go on a golf vacation in the Caribbean or anything but spent wonderful time with my best girl Christmas it was, you know, it's not like we're lonely or something, because they're two of us here, and we both have something to say most of the time..
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
"house representatives" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"News radio 600 Kogo. This is a mile report. We must now move from vaccines to vaccinations. And it would be a great tragedy if disparities actually worsened because the people who could most benefit from this vaccine won't take it. The story behind the story your by the light on the debate stage, she said. There's nothing happening. Nothing happening and built bar should have stepped up. Fight continues. All right. It is official won't not yet official. It is part of the process the milestone of the election. Called a bio here. Lou is off today. Yes, the electoral college members met in each state capital, as they traditionally do every four years. And they cast their ballots or at least ratified the ballots that they were expected to caste based upon the quote unquote certified results of the election in terms of popular vote. Does this mean that Joe Biden is president elect? Not yet not in the most technical sense. Um Clearly it looks like he's going to be certified because the hill for President Trump to climb is gonna be pretty steep s O What happens? Uh, the electoral college. Results will be transmitted to the secretary of state of each state. It will be transmitted to the president of the Senate, which is vice President Mike Pence. It will be sent to the House of Representatives and a couple. Other officials also get you know, notified as to which what happened in each state. Then January 3rd the house. And the Senate meet, Um in the House Representatives, the electoral college vote for president will be presented. And any member of the House may rise for an objection. And they may state an objection. They may say, Hey, I think the numbers are wrong. I think that the wrong report was sent. I challenged the legitimacy of the electors that are casting these ballots. In order for that motion to be recognized. They have to also have a member of the Senate joined them in making the motion. Has to be signed by a member of the Senate Now if that threshold is met. Then, and only then will the House representatives and the U. S Senate convenes. Separately, they will convince separately to debate the issue for no more than two hours. During that time, they will present the pro and con again assuming we get this far. That's an assumption assuming we get this far. They would present the problem con and then both chambers will have to vote. Separately, but they both both have to come to the same conclusion that a certain state Um, uh, Delegates. Electors should be set aside. Should be invalidated. So that's the process. Now. Here's the other thing that could happen in the next 2.5 weeks. A court in one of those states could make a big decision and say, Ah ha! You might have met, but the wrong people met and I'm ordering that the whole thing be redone. Could that happen? Yeah, it could happen. It's not likely Not likely at all. As we explained last week, the big crushing blow for the president was the Pennsylvania case. I mean the president's but the president's lawsuit on Pennsylvania was strong. And that's why the Supreme Court didn't want to hear it. That that I might my take on it is the Supreme Court chickened out. Didn't want to hear this Pennsylvania case. And as a result, didn't even comment on it. Just like we're not gonna take it up. We're just not gonna take it up. And the reason why is that they knew that if it prevailed, it still wouldn't give trump enough to change the outcome. The election S so why bother? So why tear apart the country in my responses? Well, if if Biden didn't legitimately earn those delegates, those 20 delegates electors from Pennsylvania. He shouldn't have him as part of the tally. I think the Supreme Court did a grave injustice here to the American people. In not upholding the rule of law. In terms of how we do elections on what's frustrating to me is that it almost gives like a wink and a nod for this crap to happen going forward, so That's the process today at about 4 30 years as Clint mentioned, Joe Biden will give a speech basically saying, Nanny Nanny Boo Boo. I am now president Elect, um And boy, This guy really has insecurity complex. If you're so confident that you're gonna win, why you constantly throwing it in people's faces. He's gonna give a speech. We got a copy because of some lines. From the speech that basically says quote in this battle for the Soul of America, democracy prevailed. Is this an actress is, um The battle for the soul of America. This soul is mine. No, This is not a battle for the soul of America. This was a question about what direction the country wanted to go in. On. It was not a fair fight. That's right, Joe Biden. It was not a fair fight. You didn't get the sort of critical review the by the media that Donald Trump got down from. Don't even get critical review. He just got bashing 24 7. Um All of your flaws were glossed over and ignored and suppressed by not only the media but also big tech in terms of people wanting to share the information with their friends that got all censored and, uh, subject hated. Biden's speech also includes quote The flame of Democracy was lit in this nation, not a long time ago. And, uh now we know that nothing, not even a pandemic or the abuse of power can extinguish that flame. What abuse of power dude. President Trump has every right to say, I don't think the election was done properly. It's not an abuse of power that's actually called asserting one's rights. Called due process. And if you have confidence in.
US 'Safe Harbor' Day Reinforces Biden’s Electoral Victory
"This week marked the so-called safe harbor deadline when states have certified the results for the us presidential election typically by the harvard deadline lection related challenges at the state level or all wrapped up but president trump is continuing to claim without proof that the results in many of the states that voted for joe biden are fraudulent and should be tossed out a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general of texas and supported by the president as well as seventeen republican. State's attorney general and over one hundred. Republican members of the house is asking the supreme court to overturn the results of the election in four states carried by biden. Pennsylvania georgia wisconsin and michigan. That would bring biden below the two hundred seventy electoral college votes. He would need to be the president-elect elect so how can an election certified and contested helping us to make sense of it. All is our friend. Barbara perry the presidential studies director at the university of virginia's miller center she begins by explaining who the electors are and what the electoral college actually does elect doors. One might need them as delegates to this thing called the electoral college. Actually have a t shirt that says property of the athletic department of the electoral college. Which i love that. The politics department at uva gave all of the graduate students at one point. But it's not really a place it's a is it. Is this group of electors. They are chosen typically by a method that is determined by the state legislatures in each and that concept spelled out in the constitution that the legislatures of the states get to choose the manner in which these electoral college delegates or electors will be chosen and that can be through a primary system much as the presidential. Candidates are selected. It can be through a convention of the party in a state but typically these are people who are party leaders. One might call them. Party regulars party activists the only thing that they cannot be is a federal office holder so for example a senator member's house representatives. A member of the cabinet could not participate as an elector but typically it is determined the methodist election by the state legislatures and then really turning it over to the party organizations in each state to choose. This will call it a slate of electors. So then let's walk through what happens. We have the election. We have as we've seen especially this year the states. Sometimes it takes a little longer than some states. Take a little longer than others to certify the results and then we have something known as safe harbor day which happened this week on tuesday december. Eighth can you explain what that is. Yes i in legal terms particularly as it's used in this context of an election. Is that once. This date is set as this is the safe harbor. And once you state certifies your election results you by that date. Then get to be in the safe harbor where your determination and your certification of that election should not be prone to any more of the storm in the seas and the roiling that could come from those who might be questioning the election and its results and so that's where we are now so help us understand this barbara. Because we've passed the safe harbor day we know that every state has certified its electors and yet the texas attorney general is filing a lawsuit or has filed a lawsuit asking the supreme court to block the electors from four states. How can this be possible given that the safe harbor. Data's already passed. I agree with you on asking that question and my answer to that would be what an irony think. Back to two thousand. Think back to the bush. V gore controversy which was much closer because remember that the florida recount that was being requested by al gore Because he was just a few votes behind probably about three to five hundred votes behind. George bush in that popular vote count in florida and whichever person was going to be certified and deemed. The winner of florida was going to exactly end up with two hundred two hundred seventy votes necessary to win the electoral college. So that's how razor send those margins were so understandably al gore was going to keep pressing. But here's the historical irony that republicans were saying on behalf of george bush. Oh safe harbor day is approaching so we really must wrap up and stop this recount in florida and the. Us supreme court accepted that argument by the bush side and said we cannot violate this concept of the safe harbor. Florida must certify its vote and indeed the recount stop. Florida certified their votes which showed that bush had won by sort of three to five hundred votes. That was it and that was it for gore. so by view is isn't an irony that the republican party. This time round led by at this point that commander in chief himself but the attorney general of texas joined by what sixteen seventeen other attorneys general. Republicans in states are now completely violating that concept of. Let's really pay attention to and follow the safe harbor rule right i think many constitutional scholars would also argue that. It's unlikely the supreme court is even going to take this case nonetheless rule on it but the fact is we do know at this point that every single state has certified. It's election correct. That is correct.
Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Matter
"Let's talk about these runoffs. That's happening january. Fits for georgia. We have senator. David perdue running against david also off and then we have reverend raphael warnock going against khalil. Lafler a Jacob can you explain to listeners. How important this is for georgia to win the senate for the democrats okay and so important thing about it. Is i think that people think the presidency is the polish right. And they don't understand that it's really the legislative branch which congress congress has the power. They'd passed the laws. The president's job is to sign laws into power. Have you signs off on it. But he's not really the guy that it aside from executive orders executive orders are not laws right they can be overturned but no matter which president comes laws are passed by congress right it goes from the house. Representatives to the senate in laws of pat. So again you have laws. Currently that's been bills that have been four hundred bill sitting with mitch mcconnell. He hasn't passed. And that's because republicans. Control the senate simple bills at nonpartisan bills. Kamala harris and tim cook from south carolina republican Senate on the anti lynching. Bill blocked by mitch mcconnell. Simple things like you know first responders bills right that helps them blocked by mitch mcconnell. There's many bills that sitting there for hundred because he has the ability to do it because the republicans control the senate ranks it will data with matt would what what a what. Joe biden does at that moment. if he doesn't have a lot more control a set because what you run into is. He sends a bill down a he goes to. Congress said hey i want to. I want to put this particular bill right now. He talks about systematic races and he turns around to nancy pelosi. And says hey. I want to do something about systematic racism and they create a bill and because the democrats control the house right. They can pass that bill. Then it goes to the senate mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans who says there's no such thing assistant Can block and then. Joe biden didn't have the water that bill down to a bill that they think is worse than passing less removing things from it or adding things to just so the republicans pick pass it or he'll have to as an executive order and lo and behold for years from now of a of a trump gets elected again just reverse and will react to start again and so the important thing is if you get and a ed to place but democrats and republicans will then have equal amount of people in the senate and kamala harris i'll mix vp. The vp of the united states is the president of the senate. Yes yes oh she will sit there and then she will be the deciding. Vote on all these lots should break the filibuster and so if you wanna see certain laws get through. It's important to get out and get these. These two gentlemen elected as sems. Senators have more power than almost anyone in this country. As where does that but they did. The president uniquely enough. If you look at the history. America but president was really put into place to deal with international affairs more than he was put into place to deal with domestic affairs. Congress really dealt with domestic affairs. The president was really because it was a of different states right and they operate with only kind of presidents called governors. Had been own congress with investigates which is the paper had on supreme court's that they own police force their own military force but they did not know how to deal with national international issues. Like hot. who's gonna deal with us. We're going to deal with london. England who's going to france was going to deal with germany. And who's going to deal with all this stuff international fuss. We need to nominate a national guy in place undo. Vat stunts for us. That's how it originally started loan and so the as time went by the president became more and more empowered but at the beginning. They just wanted him to deal with like. How much are we going to sell. Cotton ustralia for. Who's gonna talk to australia for us. We can't have fifty governors right right so we have to nominate two senators. I stay with nominate people from within the district's in america to go to a federal house. We got to nominate someone on top of them and then they can handle the guys on of the senators on the house of representatives which created congress national dishes fuss and then the president can handle international issues like if we decided to go to war outside. The president can do that right internally. We can handle right. So that's how it really started. As time went by the federalist which is people that wanted federal power to control more the president of more and more more more power within the state within the country so always understand that senators have a ton of i and we have to make sure and the map is set up. It's two senators for state. It doesn't matter if your california was sixty million. You're you're not the cold with nine hundred thousand. It's two senators per state and if you notice there's more red states than there are blue states so it's very interesting high back stabler thing. Worse and senators can stop everything they they they're responsible for nominating supreme court justices involved in pass laws and the bacon block you. It doesn't matter. What joe biden tries to do. You'll have to use the executive power or he has the water down that bill right to stop you. Don't like lights cryer. Bill ninety four where he had the water bill down as a senator so that to get the republicans supporting you get three strikes. You're out and then you get this. Mass incarceration everybody gets mad at him and he's like well. I can't acid through the senate without involved in them because we don't control the senate and so they put things in and we put things in and you get bills that don't turn out the way you want it to but you try to get the best of both worlds to get the republicans to sign off. So it's important to understand that we can't put the president in place and not help him with backing him up with the senate the vp can sit there and as the president of the senate. She can help to move things away. We need to move
USPS chief to testify amid US election fears
"Donald Trump's appointed postmaster general has agreed to testify before Congress, next week uncut. Since service that lawmakers fear could hamper the postal services ability to handle a flood of mail in ballots in November's election postmaster general Louis to joy major trump political donor will testify next Monday before the Democratic led House representatives, oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks of slowed mail deliveries. Congressional Democrats have raised concerns that amid a coronavirus pandemic that is expected to result in about twice as many Americans voting by mail as did. So in two thousand, sixteen cost cuts at the postal service could lead to missed delayed ballots. They have pointed to reductions in overtime restrictions on extra mail, transportation trips, and new mail sorting and delivery policies. This changes that threaten to slow mail delivery. Trump has repeatedly and without evidence claimed that mail balloting is vulnerable to fraud voting by mail is nothing new in the United, states and one in four voters ballots that way in two, thousand, sixteen separately House Democratic Conference Chairman Hakim Jeffries and representative Ted lieu also cold on the. FBI. To open a criminal probe into joy there is evidence that the postmaster general has a financial stake in multiple financial entities that are either competitors to or contractors for the post office. The lawmakers said trump told reporters outside the White House that he wants to make sure the election is not stolen. Trump who himself plans to cast an absentee ballot by mail in Florida and many other Republicans have opposed an expansion of in voting to accommodate people concerned about going to the polls to vote in person due to fears the pandemic. Trump last Thursday said he was opposing democratic efforts to include funds for the postal service and election infrastructure in Corona virus relief legislation as he aims to block an expansion in mail in voting during the pandemic. Trump said in March that with mailing voting it levels Democrats were seeking. You'd never have a republican elected in this country
The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act. What about the other companies? Amazon that also has incredible market share. Can you first catalogue just how big Amazon is and how much bigger it's gotten since the current virus epidemic? Yeah, you know, the Amazon has closed in on the market cap of 1.5 trillion They have 280 billion in revenue. They have increased dramatically. Actually, stock prices increased since the beginning of the Corona virus by I don't know the exact percentage don't want to get it wrong, but by a tremendous amount, in fact, And there was one day in which Jeff Bezos gained $13 billion personally, so they are the biggest of big attack for the first part of hearing they didn't get any questions, but representative Dia Paul brought it in accusing them. Of lying in front of Congress about how they treat third party sellers and pressing bass. Those hard on how he runs his marketplace. So they they, they've got some of they've got some fire. Coming in. Yeah, I guess the problem. There is not only well they sell, you know products from third parties always there slow selling their own products, and so they are. I guess in competition with 1/3 party supplies on their own platform. How does that work? I mean, that's I think the acquisition or the problem is that people worry that Amazon has become more or less the dominant online retailer. They have some competition Homer, but you know, more or less dominant. So you make it on Amazon are Or you don't make it at all. And if that's the marketplace, the prospect of You come up with successful thing? I don't know Better mousetrap, and then Amazon makes their own copy of it. So the Amazon version of it and then sells it for less. You know, that turns into a sucker's game, and I think that's been the main complaint about Amazon is ah, less that they You know about their competitors or something but more that they have turned the marketplace into something of a rigged game for their own products. Right and a sweet noted Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man. Right now, the company is you outline is just so big. It's hard to even wrap your mind around it. Is there any way you could break up Amazon or hasn't just become too big to break up? That's a good question. You know, it hasn't been subject to a lot of discussion, probably for the reasons you suggest. Most of scrutiny of Amazon is how they treat the marketplace. I think for a true old school antitrust type who just believes that too much power to concentrated should always be broken. Would want to switch, you know, break Amazon into some kind of pieces. One way might be to break off their Web services division, which is a dominant in its space. You could also imagine, as with it and t breaking it into baby Amazons. I guess that are supposed to compete with each other. But I know it hasn't been unlike Facebook and even Google. Has been talks about how would you break them up? Think Amazon. It's been more about can they? Can you get them to run their at their market place better? And then Google. Obviously a search giant and it's become a verb. It's such an intimate part of who we are at this point again. How would you break up Google if you could It's a good question. Let me let me say that Google has come under fire this hearing both from Sicily knee on the idea that they are essentially eating their ecosystem That is to say. You know if you if you like like with Amazon actually similar that if You know, you could come up with a really successful Web service of some kind in your sort of small enough that Google will make a version of it and then send all the traffic to it so that that's the accusation against them. As for you know, what would you do to Google one You could say, don't do that. That's what the Europeans are trying to dio. Another would be to say, Well, listen, it Google, you run the search part and just leave it there. Don't do everything else. Okay. Maybe run Gmail, maybe right maps. But all these other little things that are just clones of other companies. Stay out of that, or make them be independent companies. I should add. By the way, there's you know, I'm maybe we get to this, but there's been AH, Google face us a lot of Republicans during the hearing, talking about different issues. Trying to get Google to admit that it Ah Is too friendly to China. Eyes too unfriendly to the US Pentagon. That's been another theme of this hearing is that I think should be mentioned. Well, you bring up China, and I guess the argument against breaking up these companies is that they're competing against Chinese companies, which In many cases have the backing of the state and there's there's no limit to their monopolistic practices. And so if these are global companies, should there be different rules when it comes to monopoly now than there were, you know, back in the 19th century. Yeah. Or the 20th? Yeah, that is the argument. So you know, kind of goes like this. If you break up Facebook or make fix books, life difficulty the Chinese will take over. It's kind of a national champion like argument. So we have to have our guys. Um I don't find it convincing at all. Last time we heard that kind of argument was when Japan was the all great mighty power that was going to take over everything in America. And they said it so you can't break up the tea and you can't break up IBM. I think we've had a better track record. Forcing American companies to be competitive. It's not breaking them up, at least putting him under heavy scrutiny like Microsoft and hoping a new generation arises. So yeah, I think that's a pretty lame excuse not to enforce the law that put it that way. So what do you think is going to come out of this? You know, I think from what I've heard there was some documents that were coming out of this that nobody has seen. And I think they put more pressure on the administration and also the states to file complaints. I would not be surprised if Google ends up on the receiving end of an antitrust complaint before November. And after this hearing, I wonder of Facebook's gonna get 12 or whether that's going to be something that the election decides. But, yes, I think it adds to the pressure to file actual cases as opposed to talking about it.
The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act.
Struggling United States Purchased By Private Equity Firm
"Some big news for the US today. The small private equity firm prospect capital partners has officially closed the deal and purchasing the United States of America. Which as we've reported has been struggling financially in the last few months the private equity firm purchased all fifty states Washington DC five major territories and various minor islands in the acquisition for an undisclosed sum. But what does this mean for? Americans like you and me for more. I'm joined by. Opr financial correspondent. Marcy Hammond Good Morning. Marcy High Leslie. Can you tell us about the country's new owners and what we can expect from them? Prospect capital partners has investments in a broad array of industries. Their portfolio includes everything from discount. Furniture stores to niche lifestyle magazines even funeral home chains and designer dog breeding services. Oh yes. I've gotten several of my teacup Pomeranian from their property. Puppy lucks but why. The United States of America to their portfolio. Well since it was already swamped in twenty three dollars worth of debt. Experts say that. Pcp was able to pay pennies on the dollar for the nation which has been renamed the United Fifty Corporation. Here's what the new. Ceo of the country. Herbert Lindgren had to say about the acquisition. We see a lot of great potential in the country in its assets water real estate energy agriculture etc as the biggest player in our portfolio united fifty is in an ideal position to capitalize on this dynamic. And I'm really excited to expand its reach. There'll be some small changes and focusing country reorganization but for the most part. We're just going to let the brand continued to create great products while supporting it. Well that sounds promising. What small changes have been implemented so far several? Lindemann is made swift moves to eliminate many inefficiencies for instance congressional representatives per state or teams as they're now called Heaven pared-down according to stay. Gdp luster running the numbers. We just move as a necessary step. Texas by itself had thirty six house representatives and dozens upon dozens of mayors but streamline the corporate structure and now the half to supervisors and a nature representatives will be based out of United Fifties. La Office and it wasn't just Texas that had inefficiencies in fact the United Fifty C. Suite identified positions states all over the country. That were found to be redundant. People in such positions were immediately removed from the country and escorted into the ocean by security. Well I guess no one ever really needed to senators anyway but martial arts some of these government positions essential to functioning United States. I mean United Fifty yes and departments are scrambling to adjust. Fill the holes while some citizens are saying that quality is definitely gone down due to the chaos however Lindemann says these stumbling blocks are nothing more than growing pains for the country. Contrary to what you've heard local officials were not laid off offered transfers to existing openings and other cities that were contract-based without benefits. We don't plan to cut our way to growth but life is about constant change. The good news is already seeing signs that we're well on our way to hitting our Q. Revenue Goals. I WANNA thank those. We've sadly seemly for their service. United Fifty and the Management Team. Here promises that we will do everything. We can to make the transition into their next chapter as easy as possible juice. These are a lot of changes. Did they know it's a Friday? Pull this shit right before the weekend. That's unfortunate I wonder. What's the new leadership goal and all this? I was wondering that myself to figure that out. I spoke to John pfeiffer professor of economics at Harvard University and an expert on private equity firms who gave me some insight into United Fifties Possible Future. Private equity was to see quick return on investment to do that. You cut costs and exploit resources to shore up earnings then. The company either sells it at a profit or if it fails to be competitive in its newly diminished form. They squeeze it into bankruptcy. I THE INVESTORS. Keep THE CASH. No matter what though. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if they offloaded the entire underperforming Midwest division to be honest now when asked to comment on the possibility of that Lindemann denied any such sale was an option. The midwest a strong acid with many natural resources and agricultural and manufacturing properties and we definitely don't see ourselves letting go of such a commodity anytime soon but we're also happy to hear out any bids that may come our way in the near future but according to a source. I spoke with inside the company country. United Fifty might already be in talks to break up the Midwest and sell it Shari Marci. I'm going to have to stop you right there. We've just received a memo from up top saying that we should stick to reporting on. What does it say here Anything else okay. Great back with something completely different right after.
Coronavirus: Grand Princess cruise ship waits off California for virus tests
"Almost one hundred thousand people around the world have now been infected with a corona virus there are two hundred thirty cases in the U. S. and that number could go up significantly when test results are complete on more than three thousand people stuck on a cruise ship off California correspondent Jamie Yuccas is at port in San Francisco we spoke with Chris Grady who is currently on board the princess cruise he says the ship allow people to roam around common areas even though those very same ship carried a passenger who died of corona virus on Wednesday authorities are we should have just had everybody go to their rooms pretty much immediately president trump has scant canceled a scheduled visit to the centers for disease control today he says he doesn't want to hold up work on the virus vice president pence says Mr trump is expected to sign a funding bill the United States Senate passes the house representatives did yesterday legislation to provide nearly eight billion dollars in support is depends like knowledge is a shortfall in the number of test kits
Future of the Labour Party, ICC Investigation, Black-Jewish Relations
"Liam whore is the Europe editor for moment magazine. It has been covering Labor's antisemitism awesome scandal since two thousand fifteen. He joins us now to help us understand. What's next for that party for British Jews and for the United Kingdom Liam? Thank you so much for joining us. I thank you for inviting me for the most part analysts are chalking up. Labour's defeat to having the wrong message on Brexit but there is is no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour leader was historically unpopular. And no doubt that a part of that unpopularity was due to the anti eighty. Semitism that he let grow in the party. Are there grumblings on the far left that Jews are responsible for his defeat. And that's something that British Jews are worrying about. I think what we've seen since the election is people on the far left at Labor constituency meetings and online researching the British Jewish Institutions. Such as the Board of Deputies or indeed the chief rabbi Were in fact stories or conservatives I should say and innocent intervening in the election on their side. That's what he wanted to the things that the board of Deputies hope that the future Labour leader will expunge from the and that is one reason why they've come forward with the ten pledges in recent days. You mentioned the list of ten pledges that the Board of Deputies the kind of umbrella Ella Organisation for British Jews that the Board of Deputies released just a couple of days ago they basically say that these are the ten things or perhaps the first ten things the Labor Party needs to adopt needs to do in order to heal its relationship with the Jewish community. And we don't need to go through them one by one but broadly what are these ten pledges calling calling for. Well as you say broadly the first thing is that Outstanding Cases Anti Semitism in the Party needs to be resolved and the discipline under reprocessed to have to be made independent again and sh- interference from the leadership team sort of around. Jeremy Corbyn in this process must come to an end thereafter. What's I think? What's important folder? The board is to reestablish a working relationship with the leader of your party after all when a function is to be a conduit between the panoply of organizations they represent and and the government Foreign bodies and so forth and finally just add that one of the things they want to see done is that the full I h Ra the definition of Anti Semitism. With all of these examples applauses will be introduced and used in disciplinary cases within the party. That was a major eric. Eric disputes within the party last year or earlier this year. And that's one of the things I want to get done here at. AJC We're very proud of having been a part of authoring during the era definition but for our listeners who aren't familiar with the definition and why it's so important. Can you just say a word about that. Well because of dispute within the party I should say making making more specific is that People on the far left of the party were concerned that this definition would prevent them from Criticizing sizing Israel or Israeli policy. Which of course? He's not well. The definition does he's indicate ways in which rhetoric concerning Israel Israel can tip over into antisemitism I believe for example if people would say that the actions of the Israeli government towards what's the Palestinians in some way resemble the actions of Not Towards Jews in Europe in the nineteen forties So really they had nothing to worry about. But this is all tied to a much larger augmented. It was rambling on throughout the entirety of Jeremy Comex leadership of the Liberal Party concerning anti Israel rhetoric break and wearing that becomes at. You haven't ISM or for example. If someone challenging British Jews were to somehow hold them accountable for the actions actions of the Israeli government. I think that would also be seen as anti Semitic under the IRA definition which is really important. Considering the way that often we've seen across Europe and perhaps in Britain specifically people tried to do that. Try to discredit jus. I think there's a slur that has cropped up in the UK. Zayas people who you you know. They're interested in defaming and demeaning. They don't really have any way to do it except to try to tie them to Israel so I think it's important that the Labor Party adopts the definition in order to make very clear to its constituents that that kind of thing is anti Semitic well quite an in recent days we have an example of that which is that There's no sort of I would say online activists By the name of Rachel cousins. Who goes by the alias? Rachel Swindon who has a following of tens of thousands of people on twitter. It's unclear whether she is or is not in fact a member of the party but she's nonetheless very close to the sort of cold and leadership and in response to the boards pledges. She tweeted that as I previously said that the board was essentially a conservative organization and also came out with is her own or Or perhaps found only list of pledges for the board which more or less argue that the board had to come out and condemn Israeli military action. In the West Bank thank or condemn what she calls the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian communities in in the West Bank in other words as you said holding British Jews accountable for the actions. uh-huh office ready government. which if they at the very least a dangerous road to go down and she somebody who has previous four in this regard having tweeted about the rothschilds and the so-called influence in the past so the point of this is to say that changing the Leo Party is only the first step? They won't be root and branch Tusk to erotic antisemitism from the Ponti it is always interesting to see how those people who take part in what is called the new antisemitism this kind of attacking Jews shoes on the basis of what Israel does how at the end of the day they are also just old antisemites in the way that she brings up Rothschild conspiracies and things like that. I wanted to ask you about one of the pledgers. In particular number eight is entitled engagement with the Jewish community to be made via its main representative groups and then in explains Labor must engage with the Jewish community Levi its main representative groups not through fringe organizations and individuals. That sounds like it's referencing. Something like there's some history there. Can you tell us a little bit about that. Sure I mean I mean Jeremy Corbyn is somebody who was throughout the time he was leader of the party. Never very much interested in the views and concerns all mainstream British Jewish ortganizations. He has historically been in most of the time that he was leader. Always much more comfortable with what the board calls fringe organizations for example He wasn't much interested in The Jewish Labor movement which is sort of the mainstream Organiz ation all Jews in Labor Party or affiliated with the party rather Jewish Voice Labor whose membership I think could fit into a phone box. I mean if you look at their rallies and meetings the the next in the Guardian newspaper. It's always the same ten fifteen twenty people who assigning these latches At the same time At one of the times when the relationship between Jerry in British Jewish groups was was at his lowest he attended a Saito organized by a group called choose. Who are legitimate tendency in the Jewish community and represent people who have felt themselves felt this affiliated pushed away from the mainstream left-wing clock but they themselves I'm sure would say the reps and also a a very small number of people also Jeremy's also been affiliated with sort of anti-zionist ultra Orthodox people who live in his community but he did not have a working relationship with the board he did not have a working relationship with the chief rabbi in so far as I know and not that he had a working relationship with with the Jewish Leadership Council? which sort of is a you might say a rival organization to the Board of Deputies also a representative group so this point eight? This engagement group is really about the board wanting to reestablish Atlantic communication and a working relationship with the party which is sort of one of the sort of raison. d'etre foil for the board. It sells I'm going to move on in just a moment. Kind of forward-looking questions but there is one more retrospective effective thing that I'm curious about. which is what are we to make of people who are real friends of the Jews or certainly seem to be who campaigned for Labor in this last election? I'm thinking of people for example like London. Mayor Sadeq Khan who has said all the right things about anti Semitism done many of the things about about antisemitism but nevertheless tried to make Jeremy Corbyn the next prime minister should we hold that against him. I case if someone likes to Econ we should not hold that against against him and I think I think you know people who reunite kind of position which is to say supposedly oh party but not supposed to Jeremy Corbyn were very torn because the reality is the British electoral system that much like the Americans. There's it ends up becoming a two-party system Elections to the House Elsa parliament more or less function like elections to the House representatives. There are six hundred fifty constituencies. Each insurance becomes its own kind of to race and in many any of them the racist between Labour and the Conservatives and so sort of I would say anti anti Semitic Labor supporters found themselves in a very Korea unenvious position of having to decide. Do I vote for the Conservatives and put into power party that I oppose my entire adult life likely. ooh Aw do I grit my teeth and vote for the Labor Party on the basis that I am somehow voting for the Party and voting for the candidate in my constituency. But somehow not Jeremy Corbyn and I you know I as a journalist. I love about the free in this regard. So I don't have to make such compromises but I nonetheless feel for people who know people like I said Connor or you could answer this people like just flips. Who is now a candidate for leadership who it's not about Anti Semitism in the pause About the kind of compromises. They had to make that time. So no we we. We shouldn't hold I bet against As you intimate in about a month the voting will begin to elect a new leader of Labor this kind of an interesting quirk for our American listeners. The voting voting will actually stay open for more than a month through the beginning of April and people can vote. I guess anytime in that span. Who are the names that we need to know who are likely Lee to win the election and are any of them going to be you know kind of on their own? The answer to Labour's antisemitism problem tackling the antisemitism crisis is not as simple as for lack of a better way of putting removing the head from the snake Having Jeremy Corbyn leader suddenly a good thing because the cost was it the crisis could not be it's solution But in terms of who will become the next leader There this prison time probably two main candidates on the one hand you have Rebecca Long Bailey who is perceived to be the continuity Corbin candidate the date.
Senate impeachment trial appears to be coming soon
"After holding articles of impeachment for nearly four weeks the house representatives poised to release those articles perhaps as early as tomorrow correspondent man around your reports from Capitol Hill he has the latest we do expect there actually does formal vote to name the impeachment managers people would prosecute the case in the Senate and also that would lead to the transfer of the articles impeachment over the Senate we do expect that boat took her probably on Wednesday could be as early as tomorrow the president says the Senate issue it is simply dismiss the impeachment case against him democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned senators will pay a price if they block new testimony saying Americans want a fair
"This is it our last episode of Twenty Nineteen and what a year it's been you know the stock market up like twenty seven percent or so here still twelve trillion of negative yielding bonds in the world. US House representatives is trying to impeach the president. It would only be the third time in our history and I mean it's been a little crazy hundred under twenty thousand Dollar Bananas This guy that we talked about last time Hussein by by it all by it. There's no such thing as riskin can stocks. It's getting a little weird great here and stocks a little weird overall now. It would be sort of typical to to do a look back at two thousand nineteen right the typical thing. I don't want to take the typical look back at the markets. Anybody can look back to what happened in various price movements and markets markets and. Make up a reason. Why tell you what it means? But you know it's all it's all backward-looking we know where we are. I mean I've certainly talked about it to death you know. And it's a kind of a typical mostly useless sort of an exercise. Although there are a few sort of annual looks back that that are kind of valuable to me one by a guy named Dave column who you can find on twitter at Dave Columcille L. L. U. M. and he. He publishes a nice look back. So you know go read his look back and just leave it at that. And then there will be a Zillion more looks forward to twenty twenty and it's all kind of useless exercise because what happened happened. What's going to happen? Nobody knows so. What should we do instead? Well this week I will look back but I'll look back at all the non investment topics. We looked at this year which we got a lot of great feedback on. I have to say people really early enjoyed this stuff because all of that stuff is probably much more timeless it can help you not only become a better investor but also become. I'm a better person. Hopefully a happier person and yes you know. Hopefully a wealthier were to write. We spoke with a lot of guests who dealt with a lot of different sort sort of general life wisdom topics and how fitting the first one of two thousand nineteen was Shane Parrish from the Farnam Street website. Eight who we spoke with during episode eighty four published on January the tenth among other titles. Shane is the wisdom seeker of Farnam. Street read Awebber site. He started anonymously while working for an intelligence agency. We spoke with Shane about a variety of topics. The most important one in my mind being mental mental models the mental. Toolkit we use to understand the world. Shane lists are hundred thirteen mental models on his website. I'd say that makes him an expert on mental models okay and he came out with a book. This year called the great mental models volume one general thinking king concepts. It's the first by a five volume series that they intend to do at Farnam street. I have on my shelf. It's a highly readable resource that deals with nine general thinking sort of mental models. The very first chapter is called. The map is not the territory. That's the first mental model. He discusses losses as the map is not the territory. It's sort of explains itself quite well. Doesn't it the model you have in. Your head is not not reality. And what perfect. What a perfect way? What a perfect I model to start off with in in the book series that he's doing and and I sure wish the folks modeling risk and mortgage securities had taken heed of this back before the financial crisis? Right if they had we might have avoided voided crisis and and other things too. You know like long term capital management. They were modeling. Bond markets in a certain way and they didn't behave that way and they blew the the heck up. Shane says his work is about learning about the world in a multidisciplinary way it's about applied thinking thinking about thinking is is what he told us I highly recommend is book has website his work. It's a great way to learn to think about the world and by all means check out that episode episode the very next episode after that one with Shane. Parrish was episode eighty-five published on January Eighteenth. That's when we interviewed Aaron Edelheit. Aaron is an entrepreneur investor. Who wrote a book called the hard break? The case for a twenty four six lifestyle which advocates taking one day a week off from work email and smartphones to be more productive and healthier more creative and have a more satisfying happy life. I read this book and and I decided that I would not work on Saturdays anymore. When you work at home like I do you get into into this? Rut where you feel guilty if you're not always working every single day of the week because you're working always just a few steps away and it's kind of beckoning to you all the time fine. But that's really unhealthy. So I decided I'd just take one day every week and Saturdays it and I've stuck to it and it's made me not less productive but more war productive. I know that no matter what. I'm always going to honor my need for a hard break for a day of rest once a week. So you know I can really push harder on the other days. I also try not to work past five o'clock but that's harder I get up at five in the morning and tried to work no later than seven so five. IPM's ten hour day. That ought to be enough. If it's not enough maybe I should do something else reliving Aaron talked about his own struggle with being a workaholic which really messed messed up his health. While you're wound up in hospital messed up his relationships he talked about how stressed out he was because his fund was down just five percent in two thousand and three the year the DOT COM bust bottomed out. He also talked about how he started. Buying rental homes after the housing bubble blew up including including one year when he individually bought two thousand times. I mean that's a lot of homes that's like what one five a day or something as ridiculous so yeah work a holic and our conversation just let us into all kinds of areas for example we talked about a phenomenon called the garner effect. Aaron Erin said quote it's from Bloom Garnic. A Soviet psychologist who noticed that waiters could immediately remember unfinished orders but had trouble trouble remembering completed orders. A restaurant and this has been duplicated a number of times and if you think about the modern email and the tasks they're they're always unfinished tasks so this is part of that were of technology of e mail notifications and there's constantly someone to reach out to respond to something to do. And that's why you're always on the phone and that's why it's so exhausting. End Quote when the flip side of that. I have to interject here. A similar effect is discussed in a book. I recommended called how we learn by Benedict Carey and carry notes. That when you're practicing your Violin L.. Enter your peony oil or studying for your test or doing work or whatever you should stop when everything is clicking in your all warmed up not after. You feel like you've done everything you wanted to do. Cut Yourself off to get that side garnic effect of not having finished and it helps you remember and it keeps it alive in your memory. Umbrian much of learning is just remembering so my point is this. I garnered affect our describe is a double edged sword but I think he can manage it to your advantage. Aaron's got a a great story. I strongly encourage you to read all about him in his book. The heartbreak which is one of the few titles. I keep right here on my desk. I've got a bow. Well I don't know eight hundred bucks in the office here now. I think and I've got just like maybe thirty five or so that I keep on the desk at all time at arm's length and the heartbreak is one of them all right so next published episode one Zero Three On may twenty third. It's called how to succeed in the stock market and in life and in this episode I discussed one of the most important of these mental models like recovered in. Shane Parishes episode sewed and and like he covers in his book and it's called Circle of competence. This is what I said. It's called circle of competence. This idea was created by Warren Buffett as a way to help investors stay out of investments. They don't understand now. Imagine a circle with a smaller circle inside of it the bigger outer circle. Well that's what you think. You know the inner circle is what you really no. It's a subset of that bigger thing that you're true circle of competence. That's what you really know. That's what I said on the episode. So circle of competence is a great way to reflect on you what your real strengthened skills and talents are and and what your limits are two right. That's what that circle is. It's a limit around your real talents and strengths. And I've struggled with this my whole life. I used to always always wanted to do more than I could realistically expect to do. And I was always saying. Yeah Yeah let's do it. Let's do more and you know things pile up and they don't work out the way you want. One example of how I've improved on. This is with my my interest in music. I'd love to play everything classical jazz rock blues. Show tune standards. Just everything everything. But I'm really best at classical guitar. That's what I studied in college. I've been doing it for what forty years now over forty years and and and not many people are really very good at it and at this point in my life. I'm playing pretty well and I can play stuff that nobody I know personally. These days could ever hope hoped to play. It's been a long time since hung out with lots of classical guitar player. So I'm sure you know I could quickly change things so that no longer be the best classical guitarist I know but the point is my current circle of musical acquaintances. You know. It's a random enough sample of musical. Humans and none of them are really good classical players so you know that that kind of lets me stand out a little bit and l.. Let's face it you know. Most people play the guitar not like a really good classical player so I feel like it's something I had to keep doing and because Huzzah that I've gotten better at it so I thought you know well right if this thing. Is You know most guitar players. Don't bother with it. That's pretty cool right so I focus on that and wouldn't you know it. It's helped me with those other styles because always cheat a little. I go into the next room. Picking my electric Har- every now and then and play some jazz and stuff stuff. So I can still dabble in those other things primarily because I pay less attention to them and the most attention to the one most suited to to me which also just happens to be the most demanding one technically allowing me to pick up techniques and other disciplines much faster so by giving up those other disciplines as a primary focus.
Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash
"There is an effort to relieve the burden on people who own legal marijuana businesses they have to pay taxes and other bills in cash to cash business because federally pot still illegal and businesses sometimes can't find banks or other financial institutions that will issue the accounts loans are lines of credit Missouri Attorney rob Solomon that's the unfair aspect of it and not every cannabis business frankly makes as much as everybody thank house representatives has passed a bill that would lift the marijuana banking band it's now in the Senate
"house representatives" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I believe in the Alabama. Administration a number of years ago. They made a law that insider trading was forbidden in congress, meaning that, that it was okay to have insider trading for congress. Only what house representatives, or the Senate isn't that true. By your sentence structure. I it seems to me that the not the, the Obama administration in pass a law seems to me the congress decided to limit the amount of insider trading that they could do. And I think that's the way it played out. And I can't remember who was president and signed off on them. However, that doesn't seem during Obama. I'm sorry. Go ahead. My point was that it was a legal for everyone in the United States of America to have insider trading where I was conscious made their own laws for them. It was completely permitted. Absolutely. Until that point. Yeah. Well, that's how sure that's what I think, I mean, you know, you make a law while I can, you know, make my own law, if everybody else's forbid, what happened was, I believe, because I listened to the show every day for years. That people found out about it. And then they said, oh, you know, we're gonna get in trouble. And basically they made a new law. There is no more tight trading congress. You're right. They got their hands. Caught in the cookie jar. We came in spotted we'll think about it. When Lyndon Baines Johnson. I went into the Senate. He was dirt poor. I mean he was dirt poor by the time he left the presidency. He owned a string of radio and television stations throughout Texas, and was a multimillionaire. Well, how did he do this? He said it appropriate in the appropriate committees any new win. Something was going to happen that he could benefit from, and he took advantage of it before the people knew anything about it. Yeah. And that's how they played the game both sides of the hour, by the way on. This is not just a kind of nation Democrats both sides of this. But think think of I mean how does Nancy Pelosi and up as rich as she is which is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Seems to me wonder annual salary has been around one hundred seventy five thousand a year. How do you do this? I want I want to know. So I can do it to basically because, you know that's not a bad. That's not a bad freker for your investments. Well the way you do it. And as you have information ahead of time that allows you invest before stock goes up or you're able to guide, a particular contract to your husband's business or those kinds of shenanigans and that had been the practice on Capitol Hill for years and years of years..
"house representatives" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Guilted another classic. We love it. We appreciate the done. Carries him begging for that song. So there you go. Sometimes sometimes do okay? So there you go. All right. The BuzzFeed was reporting. This is reported everywhere in a Twitter immediately. If BuzzFeed has a gas bubble Twitter immediately makes it trend, and it's the top thing ever in the in the world on the globe. And BuzzFeed was reporting that Michael Cohen told the Muller investigation that he was told to lie told by President Trump to lie in front of congress. Right. Yes. About the Trump Tower Moscow Castro who is a democrat member of congress, the house representatives for the San Antonio area where we are whose brother is fully on Castro. And and you never know when those those crazy kids might just you know, there's places and pretended to the other guy whenever they feel like it. But he he, of course, immediately tweeted out with no verification, the story just going on buzzfeed's word in BuzzFeed was the, of course, the outlet that also posted the now debunked fake dos. Joaquin castro. He should resign or be impeached today if this is true. These are guys I believe that both holy on Joaquin Castro or lawyers victims to be horrible lawyers. If you keep on watching what he tweeted what he says on on a network television rim to the whole thing we say Jared Kushner gave the crown prince of Saudi Arabia list. And even like see interim as MSNBC to say, dude, what is wrong with you. Like that with your like, we're not reporting that where are you getting that? Oh, well, several reports say that we're not reporting that which just like with Omar when CNN MSNBC have to tell a democrat that we have to check your story because it. You know what I mean? Because they wanna believe it. So. Yeah, wanted to catch was one of the people that got in front of this. If you live busy district twenty I think it is you live in district. Twenty should be embarrassed. We keep electing this guy. Just got you know, his name. He's done nothing for you. He's somebody who always always takes up for somebody in in this country illegally over his residence in his district, and what comes out of his mouth or from his Twitter fingers is always negative in horrible and anti Washington. DC the administration. That's in there. Now. The same guy that would have attacked you had you said any students word about the agenda of Obama live to see the person himself. He's about the agenda that you a racist. Somehow. So what is the update on this? The what what is it because this is actually I believe it's unprecedented. I don't think the molar investigation is ever come out and said anything like this before I don't think this is from axios in a rare move the office of special counsel. Robert Muller has gone on the record to dispute the bombshell BuzzFeed report from Thursday night, which claimed the special counsel has evidence. President Trump directed. Michael Cohen to lie to congress. Peter cars spokesperson for Muller's office told BuzzFeed that their description of specific statements to the special counsel's office and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office regarding Michael Cohen's. Congressional testimony are not accurate. Not even may not be not does he doesn't even say, you know. They're there. Details left out. It just says are not accurate. This is from the office of the special counsel. Stunning. You know what I mean? I know this. I order rare man he's ever happened before. I don't think. So I can't remember a time that they've they've come out and said, Nope, that's not right or. Yeah. That is right now common in Asian special counsel to say anything, right? To come out. And correct this where does BuzzFeed get the story. Okay. Somebody told somebody and then they gave it to a reporter. So let's just run where we have no evidence whatsoever to back this up. But let's go ahead and put it out there, and how many outlets how many news is pick that up and ran with that all all day all day. But I wonder how many. I'm sure and how many and we I ransom cousos Sarah Sanders and Rudy Giuliani today, disputing what BuzzFeed had to say. I wonder how many of those same news outlets ran those pieces. And here's a good partner. Question to your very good question. How many people who heard it or read it saw tweeted or Facebook or watched it on CNN MSNBC CNBC ABC CBS NBC? How many people believed it? Now. How many people are actually going to get the word that Robert Muller's investigation is going on the record to say it didn't happen. How many people will actually get that update? Because. News put out there. That gets thirty thousand retweets retraction. Yeah. Right. Right. So it's it's not journalism. Same questions, we can be asked about the dossier, the the dossier which was just anyway, we keep saying that like it's some sort of super secret thing, it's a freaking file that some idiot. Christopher Steele put together that is unverified that BuzzFeed ran in its entirety. Buzzfeed got it from somebody like you said somebody somebody showed up or emailed it or PDF did or whatever gave it to BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed said, wow. And instead of doing what you would do as journalists and what I would do as a journalist. Let me look into this. Now, I'll give you an example yesterday, a good friend of mine that I trust in his business sent me a tweet with a picture the picture, you know, allegedly showed something that would be completely untrue award from the Democrats. I didn't run it. I didn't talk about it. I didn't show it on my on my social media because we simple question was what's the source, and he said, I'm going to research, and I'll get back to you. He didn't have the source. I didn't go with it. You know, why? Because I want to be credible. When people hear what I say watch what I say. Well, why is it hard to understand? And I'm on BuzzFeed right now on the top story should be about what the special counsel saying. Instead, it's lawmakers vowed to investigate Trump after bombshell report. There's nothing. Yes. There's nothing special counsel. Just not how can you be a journalist? How can you be true journalism and not have that on their rights, and guess what? This report came out by the baller investigation. More than half an hour ago. Now, it would take I can update my website right now in three minutes. This. They're hoping they're hoping that nobody will we'll hear this. They're hoping that you know, my four or five million listeners aren't gonna go to know about this or that. I'm sure the the big guys gonna Hannity in Russian all these guys are all going to report it as well. But but here it is the update on a Friday afternoon. And and the story in the news business is a lot of people who don't want it to be seen or heard will release information on a Friday afternoon and Friday evening knowing that people be busy going into the weekend. It's very interesting to see because on Sunday, you know, the already were jam packed with people on these panels. To talk about how Trump should resign. Trump should be impeached. Joaquin Castro himself is gonna probably lined up to be on every TV station. You could find he would never call on this show. 'cause he he's afraid that the truth is actually gonna bite him in the ass. But at the end of the day, what you have is a bunch of people will now scramble, and it'll go go with the story on Sunday. And pretend this story didn't come out on Friday afternoon or Friday evening, or they're going to have to completely change their line of does. I promise you this. They will not spend an hour on Sunday, which they should talking about. How BuzzFeed is not is not a new source. Piece. I have to watch. Oh, how find out how? AJ will call the show. And he's going to say it, blah, blah, blah. Did you say now the idiots and that he's going to tell me what to say and Sunday AJ is our Sunday show watcher. Showcase calls him, Monday, Davies wound up you were the idiots if he's not wound up that it might have been a pretty good Sunday. It's eight eight eight nine four one pags joepags dot com. A free speech Friday carry the response has been such that I will have to do the parody again this hour. Ted aren't ya? We probably will do I will do it after the bottom of the hour, though signature that you stick around. Okay. Make sure you stick around. And if you haven't heard it because some people like I haven't heard it, then some guy tells the the lady, we're just go to YouTube and rewind it I'm like what on YouTube. She said why search for the pags parodies? Stupid, and it's not showing up on my exit on there yet. I'm still on the air calm down here. The people want this parody so much one guy tweeted meeting, Don. Wow. Now, that's something. I want to go that was found. That's pretty good eight eight eight nine four one pags joepags dot com right here. Here..
"house representatives" Discussed on KOMO
"To the state house Representative Deborah, we're excited to engage, and it's wonderful to be able to bring a new breath of concept ideas and generational decision. Making. Elected state, senators Joan win and Emily Randall grandparents moved to Washington from the southwest, Mr. they moved in the sixties to escape racism, and they found this welcoming community. And now, they're granddaughter is a state Senator. So it's really exciting. When says he's proud to be the first Vietnamese elected to the Senate, I'm excited, right? Because I think one of the biggest things for any elected office is make sure they have representation that reflects the values of the people, and when you can see it manifest clearly in both of us. I think a lot of folks are very excited about that house. Vietnamese refugee mile tire Bellevue, just to name a few of the changing faces at the legislature, Keith Eldridge. Komo news. A Snohomish county man who killed his wife during their divorce is now sentenced to twenty six years in prison. Paul martinez. Sentenced yesterday for the shooting death forty-five-year-old, Holly Martinez. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Holly found by police suffering from gunshot wounds at our home last July. She died at the scene one day before the anniversary of former Washington state football player Tyler Alinsky suicide. The foundation started by his parents announces a partnership with the NC double A details from komo's Erik Heintz. No one has been able to pinpoint the reason why Tyler took his own life in an off campus apartment on January sixteenth twenty eighteen but his family says.
"house representatives" Discussed on KOMO
"Woman to the state house Representative Deborah we're excited to engage, and it's wonderful to be able to bring a new breath of concept ideas and generational decision. Making. Elected state, senators Joan win and Emily Randall grandparents moved to Washington from the southwest mister Connell, they moved in the sixties to escape racism, and they found this welcoming community. And now, they're granddaughter is a state Senator. So it's really exciting says he's proud to be the first Vietnamese elected to the Senate, I'm excited, right? Because I think one of the biggest things for any elected office representation that reflects the values of the people, and when you can see it not assess clearly in both of us. I think a lot of folks are very excited about that. And in the house Vietnamese refugee mile tie of Bellevue, just to name a few of the changing faces at the legislature eight Olympia, Keith Eldridge, KOMO news. Even when the new highway ninety nine tunnel opens downtown Seattle congestions expected to get worse. So the city's considering congestion pricing or tolling and now a state legislature late legislator, rather tried to block that once we start tolling inside the cities where is it going to stop state Senator? Tim, Sheldon for Mason county, just introduced a Bill that would prevent cities and counties from adding tolls right now, the city of Seattle is studying congestion pricing downtown mayor Jenny Durkan announced a plan last year hoping to add tolls by twenty twenty one. If you're going to be the person striving in there, you gotta pay more money. Some drivers worry about the potential cost. Having.
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"To the state house Representative Deborah excited to engage in it's wonderful to be able to bring a new breath of concept ideas and generational decision. Making. Elected state, senators Joan win and Emily Randall grandparents moved to Washington from the southwest, Mr. kennel, they moved in the sixties to escape racism, and they found this welcoming community. And now, they're granddaughter is a state Senator. So it's really exciting. When says he's proud to be the first Vietnamese elected to the Senate, I'm excited, right? Because I think one of the biggest things for any elected office representation that reflects the values of the people, and when you can see it manifest clearly in both of us. I think a lot of folks are very excited about that. The house Vietnamese refugee mile tie of Bellevue, just to name a few of the changing faces at the legislature, Keith Eldridge, KOMO news. The idea of year round daylight saving time is being talked about in Olympia and the entire west coast, California and Oregon both expressing interest. Senator Jim Huntingford of Sunnyside introduced his own Bill three west coast. I believe a stands a really good chance of passage for the Bill does face opposition from those non favor of dark mornings that would last longer and could be dangerous for school. Children hundred says if approved at the state level have to be improved a rather approved by congress. Komo news time is now four thirty eight a Bill introduced in the legislature centers on the idea of collecting tolls on Seattle streets. Komo's Gabe Cohen says Senator Tim Sheldon for Mason county has introduced a Bill that would prevent cities and counties from adding what's being termed congestion pricing. What'll happen is only the rich people will be able to drive does that make sense for a city like Seattle that. Espouses egalitarian principles. So Senator Sheldon wants the legislature to control all tolls. Calling Seattle study an elitist threat to the entire state for those reasons that we go to Seattle, I think this Bill was makes common sense. This Bill was referred to be state transportation committee. Senator Sheldon staff told me they expect to face a lot of opposition. That's komo's Gabe Cohen reporting. A university of Washington study shows most people he was bike share programs. Don't wear helmets lead researcher. Dr. Stephen Mooney says they looked at bicyclists at four strategic locations around Seattle, we found her no surprise is that the bike share writers were not wearing helmets. Eighty percent of them weren't wearing helmets. Whereas only ten percent of the private. Thank creditors weren't wearing homeless. The also found that both people who ride their own bikes and bike share riders were helmets less frequently when there is a large bike share presence in an area. So far the Seattle area has not seen an increase in head injuries involving bicyclist. Komo news time is now four forty time to check the Harley exterior sports desk. And here's komo's art Sanders. It's big week for U dub men's basketball who are tied for second. In the Pac twelve behind Washington's win over Colorado Saturday night gave the dogs there. I rode sweep in six years also marked you dubs fifth straight win the longest streak since Mike Hopkins was named top dog. Washington puts their perfect three in oak conference Mark on the line Thursday when they host Stanford pre game at five thirty tip off at six here on KOMO the M's made some moves to their triple coaching staff bringing back Darren Brown who is the winningest manager and Raynor's history to replace paddle stack in Tacoma moving. Former Oregon state and lake Stevens star Mitch Canham up to double a Arkansas. The passing of a Washington native has the baseball world mourning former Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre has passed away of bone marrow cancer at the age of seventy seven art Sanders at your home of the huskies, KOMO news. Coming up in three minutes. Another check on traffic. Komo news time is four forty one once upon a morning.
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"Woman to the state house Representative Deborah are excited to engage. It's wonderful to be able to bring a new breath of concept ideas and generational decision. Making. Elected state, senators Joan win and Emily Randall grandparents moved to Washington from the southwest by Mr. Connell, they moved in the sixty s to escape racism, and they found this welcoming community. And now, they're granddaughter is a state Senator. So it's really exciting. When says he's proud to be the first Vietnamese elected to the Senate, I'm excited, right? Because I think one of the biggest things for any elected office representation that reflects the values of the people, and when you can see it manifest clearly in both of us. I think a lot of folks are very excited about that. And in the house Vietnamese refugee mile tie of Bellevue, just to name a few of the changing faces at the legislature Olympia, Keith Eldridge, KOMO news. Komo news time ten ten and from the Harley exteriors sports desk. Here's Tom Glasgow. No fewer than three upsets in top twenty five basketball this evening starting at the top number one Duke following it home to Syracuse ninety five ninety one in overtime. Florida's state rated eleventh in the country a team that nearly upset Duke on Saturday loses to Pittsburgh, seventy five to sixty two and twenty fifth. Rated Indiana goes down big to Nebraska, sixty six to fifty one Cuyler Murray outstanding quarterback for Oklahoma the Heisman Trophy winner. A talented to sport performer drafted by the Oakland A's, apparently he wants to play football and NFL insider of ESPN, Adam Schefter says scouts think he can do exactly that NFL believes that the league is shifted. His change, the dynamics are different. And they're player with Kyle collar Murray. Skill set with his quick twitch..
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"To the state house Representative Deborah cana-. We're excited to engage. It's wonderful to be able to bring a new breath of concept ideas and generational decision. Making. Early elected state senators Joan win and Emily Randall grandparents moved to Washington from the southwest by finished they moved in the sixties to escape racism, and they found this welcoming community. And now, they're granddaughter is a state Senator. So it's really exciting. When says he's proud to be the first Vietnamese elected to the Senate, I'm excited, right? Because I think one of the biggest things for any elected office. Make sure they have representation that reflects the values of the people, and when you can see it manifest clearly in both of us. I think a lot of folks are very excited about that. House. Vietnamese refugee Mylan tie of Bellevue, just to name a few of the changing faces at the legislature. Keith eldridge. Komo news. Komo news time eight ten and from the Harley exterior sports desk. Here's Tom Glasgow. No fewer than three upsets in top twenty five basketball this evening starting at the top number one Duke following it home to Syracuse ninety five ninety one in overtime. Florida's state rated eleven in the country a team that nearly upset Duke on Saturday loses. Pittsburgh seventy five to sixty two and twenty fifth. Rated Indiana goes down big to Nebraska, sixty six to fifty one Cuyler Murray outstanding quarterback for Oklahoma the Heisman Trophy winner. A talented to sport performer drafted by the Oakland A's, apparently he wants to play football and the NFL insider of ESPN, Adam Schefter says scouts think he can do exactly that NFL. Believes that the league is shifted in his change. The dynamics are different. And they're player with Kyle collar Murray. Skill set with his quick twitch. Ability can go out and play quarterback in this league. More sports in thirty minutes right here on your home of the huskies, KOMO news. I'm Tom Glasgow. If you've spent imagining a better Bank starts with looking at the savings rates most banks offer and saying really Capital One is building something.
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"I'm Tony paddock. The Packers are expected to introduce their new head coach tomorrow entitled town, according to ESPN a four year deal for Matlock floor. There is also an option for a fifth year. Packers radio network analysts Dennis Kraus's says he may not be a well known name Butler Florida's have pedigree forty nine years old fertile offensive mind. Young creative cutting edge as worked under Sean McVay in tiles Shanahan who has regarded as great offense of mine. And so I think going into the interview process, Mark Murphy and Brian good cuts. Must have had a pretty good idea who they wanted the timing of the Packers offer to land a head coaching position coming as a shock to those around lambofield as well is bien smell walkies Jason. The planned on doing second interviews they planned on going through the first round of interviews and then inviting a handful candidates back to Green Bay, and then they didn't do it. So I would say that Matt leflore impress them to a degree that they said, you know, what we need to do this. This is our guy floor blood become the team's fifteenth head coach in history. President Donald Trump will deliver an Oval Office address tonight as he pushes for construction of a wall between US and Mexico. Democrats will also offer a response is accused the president of misrepresenting the facts of the situation on the border White House official tells CBS news that the current plan is for the price it to not announce a national emergency tonight. But aides caution the final decision is not yet been made the White House counsel has been looking into an emergency declaration for the border. And whether Mr. Trump could legally rely on it to build the wall with unspent military, construction funds. Some Republicans on Capitol Hill have been hoping he will do that others have been more wary. Critics say such a move would prompt immediate court challenges. Ephraim CBS news White House. Correspondent Steven Portnoy. Wisconsin congressman Brian style. Says you would prefer the president not declare a national emergency tonight. We need to legislate through our our our congress. Right. The house representatives in the Senate..
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"Keep me going through the workweek with all the chaos going on with the Senate hearing on cavenaugh. What are your thoughts on the movement in some circles of the conservative movement to repeal the seventeenth amendment, you think it would fix a lot of the grandstanding we see now because the senators would be representing the state and not their constituents. Keep up the great work. So listen, I think that the the idea of PA. Literally elected senators. I is really idiotic. I think the goal of the Senate was its disproportionate in terms of representations specifically because the states are supposed to be represented, not just the people of the states. The house was now you have the house basically representing the same constituency as the Senate, which defeats the purpose of having a Senate in the first place. I don't think that that there's a reason why senators should be voted by the same people who vote the members of the house representatives. But it's all of our problems. Of course it wouldn't solve all of our problems because you have pandering state politicians who wanna spend a lot of money to, but would it be better than the current system? Yeah, I think so. Populism is a result in some places of not having checks and balances in the nature of the constituencies for particular politicians. Brennan says, hi Ben, I love last week, Sunday, special with Ed fever and your discussion about the philosophical and logical arguments for God's existence at purchases book and look forward to reading it. I was wondering if he had any recommendations for good books in a similar vein from the eighth ius point of view to provide some balance to my reading, man, I there. A couple of books that come to mind immediately. They're actually not Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris. There's there's one book I wish I could remember the name of this book. It's basically trying to bunk every argument for God's existence, and they go through the onslaught onto logical argument and various other arguments that have been traditionally used. I remember reading it and finding it interesting, but not convincing. I'll honestly, I'll have to get back to you on that one, but I do have like show full the atheist books that make exactly these arguments over and over again. And there are some pretty well written. Once the I remember this one was not in circulation a lot really have to look it up. I'm sorry, I don't have it at my tongue. Let's see. Final final one. Stephen says, if you could get an a time machine and clerk for any US supreme court Justice, who would you pick? I would. I would go clerk for chief Justice, John Marshall, and reverse. Marbury Iverson medicine. Sneak in a reversal of Marbury versus Madison, and also then I would I would work to reverse mccullers Maryland. There are a couple of bad early decided cases or if you're going to do that. If you're gonna if you're gonna be like the the resistance inside the supreme court, then I suppose that you would go back and and clerked for Justice tawny, and then somehow prevent him from writing bread Scott. They start there okay time for some things I like, and then some things that I hate. So things I like President Trump couldn't help himself this week. You knew it was coming today. He finally decided to tweet out about Nike which is exactly what Nike wanted, right. Nike wanted this tweet. So he tweeted out what was Nike thinking, what they were thinking pretty much that you tweet out about it. I mean, that's really what Mike was thinking when they decided to feature Colin Kaepernick a loser backup quarterback for these in Francisco forty Niners who's not worked in a couple of years, but who note for the national anthem, thereby making him a national hero worth millions of dollars. They were thinking that you would tweet about it and then everybody who hates Trump would go out and buy Nike sneakers, thereby demonstrating once again, the capitalism always wins, but it is worth noting here. The Nikes ratings have in deeded heavens e plummeted they've been hit with with sort of really bad poll numbers. There's a report from morning console. They suffered a thirty four point drop in favorability overall, including dips in nearly every single demographic since announcing mechanic ad campaign, their favorability dropped to. They weren't sixty nine percent.
"house representatives" Discussed on AM Joy
"And make sure that those families are kept together and those seeking asylum are allowed to lawfully petition for asylum and ensure that we are following our own laws in the process and congressman you are a member of the house representatives donald trump and many many republicans his spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders and others are claiming that his democrats and that there is some law on the books that is requiring these children to be separated you're in congress is there any law that requires these children to be separated from their parents if there were a law on the books it would have been prosecuted by the george w bush administration it would have been implemented by the barack obama administration there's no such law on the books and to be clear he has chosen and through his attorney general enforced one hundred percent zero tolerance family separation this young twenty seven year old mother that i just met at the border patrol station in mcallen who had been apprehended hours before apprehended because she turned herself in to a border patrol agent with or seven year old daughter did not try to flee they're holding hands at seven year old girl and her twenty seven year old mother not knowing that within hours they would be separated holding hands as they have been for the last three weeks over the last two thousand miles she's talking to me through tears i asked why didn't you cross at a port of entry which is the lawful way to petition for asylum she doesn't know and furthermore in renault's texts and reynosa mexico those cartels control the crossing points they determine where she crosses she's just trying to get that little girl that safety and and she did not know that within hours that little girl would be taken from her she the mother would be prosecuted then turned over to enforcement and removal operations and sent back to a country maybe not reunited with that girl that she made the journey four in the first place so no this is at the discretion of the trump administration it is cruel it is inhumane but it is now on all of us because.
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"Florida house representatives a case before the supreme court today could parse when it's okay to put limits on free speech it started when a man who went to a city council meeting in florida complained about local politicians and got arrested for it his name is fame lows men and it's out his first trip to the nation's highest court five years ago lows men one when the court decided his house spoke counted as a house not a boat and fear legal affairs correspondent nina taunton burke has the story back in two thousand six feign lows men was not exactly a welcome sight for their revere a beach city council he'd managed to scuttle their plans to convert the local public marina into a private one and state law enforcement officers were now investigating allegations of corruption so on november 15th as low as been put it may we're not in a very good mood when they realized they had to abandon their their entire redevelopment planned they were throwing in the towel that night and that's when i got up to make my public comments and the chairperson wiz just livid looking at me the video of the whole episode can be viewed on youtube probably aware that the us attorney's office the rest of the second corrupt local politician the harm it with former palm beach county commissioner tony mavawati former commissioner ray nosema you have a vital favorite you want to say publicly but you will not stand up and go through that kind of yet by will have no you commissioner that's presiding commissioner elizabeth wade who summoned the policeman on duty to the podium and told lutchman to leave or be arrested i'm not walking out fight i haven't laughed carry harmon they didn't carrying out but they did handcuff him at the podium take him to the local lockup in charge him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest the charges were subsequently dropped but lows men continued to fume so he sued the city alleging a number of retaliatory acts including his arrest at the council meeting a jury sided with the city and a federal appeals court upheld.
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"Claire that the running however there's also you know possibility that a former house representative chicken cheapest to uh if you recall correctly uh he was chairman of the house oversight committee and then you had um yeah possible uh don't like uh johnston who is the current us ambassador to russia uh who served under the trump administration again he served under the obama administration so that might be his biggest uh fallback right there and then of course we have the ah uh current uh house representative she's the first black woman to be elected in the state of utah and the first uh i wanna say first republican uh black woman to be elected to the house of representatives is jason has signed a deal with fox of course he could get on the enemy he run for the senate but all yeah it'd be just like mike huckabee i mean he he finally he had to deal with often you know lucky goes uh joined the presidential campaign trail and honey cookie didn't get back and then came back then when new congress i mean newt gingrich heat suspended his contributor set that he can actually consider joining the trump ticket or not something it but um delegate obviously chatter rumors that he would be possible bt nominee for how the trump ticket and well but mid80s its midst to lose though isn't it yeah yeah i mean like the thing is i i would not i i i don't think chief has would have a chance as he grabbed it uh utah i it right now it's it's romney's seat to lose shouldn't he choose to ron which he probably most definitely well all right well let's talk about mit because he's been very very very critical of the president if he wins he's gonna have to get in there and vote for a lot of the present stuff has that going to work out no it's interesting because you know he has a sixty nine percent approval rating house of the summer 27th he uh in utah mr trump met okun and now if you look at the differences between when that ran in 2012 glenn truck ran a 2016 uh the absolutely destroyed a bomb in utah with a 48 percent win and trump i believe uh was he beat hillary but he.
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"Is reporting that the chairman of the house judiciary committee claims he obtained a smoking gun email that proves the obama justice department prevented settlement payouts from going to conservative leaning organizations even as liberal groups were awarded money and the department of justice officials denied picking and choosing recipients while eric holder was us attorney general the justice department allowed prosecutors to strike agreements compelling big companies to give money to outside groups not connected to their cases to meet settlement burdens republican lawmakers long have decried those payments as a slushfund that boosted liberal groups and the trump justice department ended the practice earlier this year but internal justice department emails release yesterday by representative bob galante indicated that not only were officials and bald and determining what organizations would yet the money but also justice department officials may have intervened to make sure the settlements didn't go to conservative groups in one such email in july two thousand fourteen a senior justice department official expressed concerns about what groups would receive settlement money from citi group saying they didn't want money going to a group that does conservative property rights legal services the official added that we are more likely to get the right result from a state bar association affiliated entity house representative bob goodlatte chairman of the judiciary committee and representative trade goudy chairman of the oversight committee announced they're opening an investigation and actions the obama administration justice department took during last year's presidential campaign the chairman sir said in a statement they have several questions including wide zone fbi director james colmey decided to publicly announce the investigation into hillary clinton's handling of classified information but not publicly announced the investigation into donald trump's campaign associates trump fire told me in may at first the white house cited harsh memo about coal means performance from deputy attorney general rod rosenstein as the justification though trump blade or said he would have fired colmey regardless of what the justice department recommended other questions the republican lawmakers said they want addressed revolve around the the decision not to file criminal charges against clinton the lack of charges remains a.