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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.
Washington - House Vote Friday Would Make D.C. The 51st State. Trump And The Senate Say No
"The White House is threatening to veto a bill which aims to grant Washington DC statehood taxation without representation that's a slogan you see how many license plates around DC and the call for statehood Eleanor Holmes Norton is a nonvoting house representative for the district DC residents have always paid the same federal taxes as other Americans today ranked number one number one in federal taxes paid the trump administration claims DC statehood is unconstitutional the house is scheduled to vote on legislation today but is not expected to pass the Republican controlled
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.
"house representatives" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"The president announced that unprecedented public and private partnership on testing and let me say that at five o'clock tomorrow we will be detailing the progress that our team is making I can tell you they are literally working around the clock with private companies we are very pleased the thermal Fisher was just approved last night by the FDA in record time and to also be providing for what's called high throughput test that will actually increase the capacity of this public or private partnership but again details on that in terms of winning the local sites will be available at the CVS and Walgreens and Walmart and other locations what communities those will initially be available and when the website will go online as well as how this will continue to roll out five PM tomorrow eastern standard time tell that last night the house representatives of passed legislation which addressed from the priorities of president trump and laid out for the American people in the weeks before that I want to join president trump in thinking of a speaker Pelosi leader McCarthy the Republicans and Democrats in the house of representatives who is the president said earlier today pulled together pulled together to pass legislation on this meeting for this moment in the bipartisan health first the American people would expect the secretary of the treasury will I will detail the legislation but to be clear the deal it passed the house last night one into the center early next week next week delivers on the president's plan for strong health and economic support particularly focused on those most impacted including hard working blue collar Americans who may not currently have paid family leave today it's free a corona virus testing for uninsured Americans and it builds on the decisions of president trump made expanding.
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
Trump's Ukraine diplomat provides smoking gun text message: 'Crazy' to withhold aid for political reasons
"Kirk Volcker was giving over nine hours of under oath testimony three House committees working on the impeachment of the president. It was a deposition behind closed doors but some elements of Kurt Poker's testimony have found their way into the New York Times tonight. Kirk Fokker resigned last tweak as the State Department's Special Envoy to Ukraine. It's not at all clear why this State Department needed an envoy to Ukraine when we already had an ambassador to Ukraine but it seems one of Kurt volkers missions was to translate trump to the new Ukrainian president that means current Volcker was in frequent contact with Bill Taylor who became became in effect the Acting Ambassador in Ukraine Donald Trump removed an ambassador who Giuliani did not find to be cooperative enough in his Ukraine's games that were designed designed to force Ukraine to help the trump campaign by investigating Joe Biden Times reports this smoking gun incurred volkers under oath testimony today he disclosed closed set of texts in September in which Bill Taylor the top American diplomat and Ukraine alluded to Mr Trump's decision earlier in the summer to freeze as a military aid package to the country he told Mister Sunland and Mr Volcker. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. That is a very smoky gun in writing a member of the trump administration's diplomatic core. The highest highest ranking diplomat in Ukraine puts the trump crime in writing in a text. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance assistance for help with a political campaign. It's all their everything you need is right there in that text secretary of state. Mike pompeo is blocking King Orden Sunland who was the other person was on that text from testifying under oath to the House on is the United States ambassador to the European Union. Now we know why Mike pompeo is blocking his testimony. Gordon Sunland is in possession of at least one text in which America's top diplomat in Ukraine says I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. It's all right there in that text. That's why I'm repeating it. Withhold withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. Mike Pompeo didn't want you to know that those words were ever were written by one of the ambassadors in Ukraine. How many more smoking guns are there in the State Department text messages in their email records and documents that Mike pompeo is now refusing to hand over to the House representatives. The New York Times is reporting tonight that Kurt Volker Gordon Sunland Co wrote a statement the President of Ukraine to make about investigating Joe Biden Times reports the statement would have committed Ukraine to investigating the energy company Burri SMO- smell which had employed hunter biden the younger son of former Vice President Joseph R Biden junior and it would have called for the Ukrainian government to look into what Mr Trump trump and his allies believe was interference by Ukrainians and they twenty sixteen election in the United States to benefit Hillary Clinton the president of Ukraine never ever delivered that statement that was written for him by the trump administration and leading off our discussion tonight or Evelyn Farkas. She's a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration she served on the professional staff on the Senate Armed Services Committee and is now an MSNBC national security analysts also joining us John Holum National National Affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He is co host and executive producer of showtime's the Circus Evelyn. I want to start with you and where we are on this Ukraine in case you know some of the players in this case you know Kirk Bulker. What do you make of his testimony today. And what more do you think we're going to be learning about it right so as you say Lawrence I know ambassador. Avon rich who also testified or I guess she. She's the one who was removed by Donald Trump from I know her. I know her deputy. He's also being held back by pompeo and I know Kurt Volker and I happen to know from a source close to the investigation a bit of what happened today and a bit of the context I guess again this is second hand at least but essentially it seems that what Volker occur was trying to do and I've known him for a long time so I'm giving him. A lot of benefit of the doubt was to try to maneuver the situation so that he can get president the trump to meet with presidents. Alinsky the new Ukrainian president he thought that Giuliani was feeding a bunch of garbage that he had heard from some Ukrainians and one Ukrainian in particular earlier to president trump and that he needed to get the truth from zone Linski. The problem here is that Kurt volkers the envoy the president's onboard the president should be listening to Kurt Volker. WHO's a longtime never mind that he was appointed by trump. He's also a longtime foreign service officer for many years before he got out and started to work for the McCain Institute so President Trump should've been listening to him but he was listening to her to Guiliani and so- Kurtz trying to maneuver it so that he can inoculate trump and maybe convince convince Giuliani somewhere along the way that there's no problem with Ukraine under this new president and maybe steer him away from the investigation now. I can't speak to what what Kurt knew what what these guys knew clearly the new acting ambassador Bill Taylor relatively new. We'll see how long you laugh. I knew him as well. You know he was also point out to them what they were doing and they shouldn't be doing in the document that the New York Times has is a draft and apparently both Kurt and the Ukrainian go between the same guy that that Giuliani message the statement they wanted the president of Ukraine to make exactly draft three to drop it would not mention Ukrainians got nervous. They didn't want to mention Biden. I don't even know if they wanted to mention prisma the oil company and ultimately both Kurt and the Ukrainian decided. Let's drop this. Kurt didn't didn't get what he wanted though either because he wanted a separate meeting with President Trump and presidents Alinsky not on the sidelines of the UN meeting because it would have been a bigger deal to have it at the White House John Heilemann the by the way this isn't available reading of the evidence when you look at all this evidence you you can look at at at Volker for example and say this is either a guy who as as the text says is part of this scheme to withhold old aid for a for a political campaign favorite you could see him as part of that or you could see him as someone who is struggling under the burden of that desire liar created by Rudy Giuliani Donald trump and he's trying to get to the right place and he's trying to get Ukraine to the right place and he's saying look just say this. Let let trump here. When you say this and then everything will be okay? I want to express any lack of interest in that topic because Volcker and there's a lot of psychoanalysis that's involved in that. I just go back to the beginning of what's what happened today. which is the? United States went out and and not has already confessed to this crime but then kind of doubled golden tripled down on the crime to your point Lawrence. He does seem to think that he understands. I think now that their facts in contention here and given that is now been explained to him that since there are no facts in dispute you could argue process right you can say. Democrats are in league with the whistle blower. Somehow shifts shifty. You can say all that stuff but on the facts facts of it the only way out for him. Now is basically say yes. I did this thing because it's clear I did and it's okay and and to make the point that it's okay is the best way to make that is just do it again and do it as publicly as possible in the most flaming gratuitous way as you can and watching this thing happened today. I will say I arrived in Washington today from having been on a west coast making the circus for this this this week and came here looking for a Republican any Republican any Republican who would come on camera to talk to me about what's going on to maybe the worst day in the history of my life. Try to book a Republican in Washington to talk about Donald Trump because there's no one who wants to get within a mile of a camera on this day. That's how bad this day was. Donald trump that even his most stalwart defenders are like no thank you. I don't really early. Wa WanNa get near the camera. That's how bad what happened. This morning was for trump in terms of just the way the politics of shaping
Democrats Say Their Impeachment Inquiry Has Already Begun
"In his twenty sixth year in the House representatives. Jerry Nadler has become the fourth chairman in the two hundred six year history of the House Judiciary Committee to to be handed the house judiciary chairman most solemn duty and heaviest burden to consider whether the hustle representatives should impeach the president of the United States yesterday. Chairman Nadler said this we are investigating whether to report <hes> whether to approve articles of impeachment. That's that are before the committee when we will make that determination
Googles Pixel 4 gets a really, really early tease (The 3:59, Ep. 571)
"The. Welcome to three Jinan Roger Chan. I'm Joanie Solomon Google decided surprised, everyone and dropping photo of the pixel forge next flagship phone and something that's supposed to come out until the fall. This is highly unusual. What do you think I'm here for it? Yeah. More transparency show us what you got don't. Let all these leaks legs set the tone in the conversation. That's true last. I mean, the pixel three light the budget phone was leaked completely before got launched Google does so maybe trying to get ahead way ahead of everyone. Right. One thing, one theory that are in lob opposed was idea that they teased out the square Cambe special multiple cameras. The iphone is also supposed to have one and traditionally, the pixel four launches the iphone. Maybe they just wanted to say, hey, we got here. I don't tell us where copying the iphone xactly. We were here first. All right. Let's talk about deep fakes and manipulate content. A video of Nancy Pelosi doctor to make her seem drunk made the rounds last week. Prizing was last week. Maybe two weeks ago, the surprising, how the different social networks, reacted Facebook kept the video, but added the fact check articles YouTube pulled Twitter actually kept on sort of suggests that like there really are no consistent rules about how social networks dealing with this content. And this seemed like they had no idea how to deal this content, and what experts say is that is a real flaw in, how're going to address, even more elaborate manipulations, like deep fix in the future. All the experts say what we need not only consistency in. In policies on social networks for dealing with it at the networks themselves, but also across that they engage with each other, and develop best practices also share resources, the only way they can really address these things if they worked together note that's not something, they're incentivized to do include be weren't in this situation rights, given how different Landale acted. And you listen to a house hearing on deep. Thanks there any highlights in terms of what they're talking about. It was definitely a theme throughout the conversation between the house representatives, and experts on the panel that social media is one of the key weaponization factors. Distributing, this sort of disinformation. And so it wasn't unreasonable for there to be these kind of questions that take these networks to task. Did you see the big Zucker Berg do? Yeah. Supercomputing all but and you know that came up on the panel like they brought up the Zakar thing. And one of the panelists experts noted, obviously, when this video says that Coburg says that I can control the future, obviously, that's not true because if he could he wouldn't be in the message and right now. So, you know, even the fact that I it is difficult. There are defects that are satire that are so Atlanta, they cannot actually believe it's hard to decide win something needs to be taken down under what circumstances, who target is. What are those? What are those rules yet? The point of the story that queenie wounded looking at the consistent reactions was. Yes. There's sometimes a line, their words. It could be parody. It could be commentary. And I think that's kinda wives social networks right now. Our little trapped in terms of like trap, but they're little befuddled in terms of how to deal with these videos. Right this content. Lastly, you want a review of a twenty seven inch Android tablet built into a GE oven hood, sticker price, only twelve hundred dollars a steel steel, would you want to put this thing on your oven plus side? Gotcha recipes and your YouTube videos on how great their in front of you in the pot. Yup. Downside putting all those Electric's right of an over. Yeah. Yeah. That's a little weird. The battery their power source. It's got all that, grease just like there's a lot of cleanup involved here. I don't know. It is on top of another hoods. Maybe. All right. That's one of the story. C J, Johnny. It's listening.
"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..
Appeals court allows U.S. to keep sending asylum seekers to Mexico
"Federal appeals court says the Trump administration can force asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings, while the policy is challenged in court gives the president a major victory here in the order by the ninth US circuit court of appeals reverse his decision to block the policy during the legal challenge. Immigration came up last night, not as much as maybe you expected it to come up and the name Trump came up last night. Of course, first of all that is great news for the president. I think great news for a country because if we can immediately have people stay in the other country in which they're they're immigrating from across the border from primarily Mexico, although most of the people from other parts of Central America will never get through this crisis. As long as the laws are written so badly in in out of Washington. And I was surprised about how few candidates talked about the details of immigration. They brought up the word immigration. But none of them provided any details of their stances on immigration, what should be done. And of course, that's going to be a major job of house representatives next year. Mccready, of course, has remained silent on the whole issue. But of all the candidates talking about immigration, not one candidate really gotten any detail and not one candidate brought up e-verify, which I'll give you some detail about e-verify where my own Republican state legislator legislature. When I was governor overrode my veto on ensuring that we should enforce e-verify my own Republicans in the state legislature were against the implementation of e-verify when I was governor North Carolina. And of course, the Democrats loved it and voted right along
Amid Measles Outbreaks, Oregon Considers Revoking Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions
"They're non medical exemptions for vaccinations, Oregon would go away under a Bill passed by the Oregon house representatives Sherry held says it's necessary to keep diseases like measles from becoming outbreaks of society benefits. And all of a society is protected when all of society shares a common commitment to vaccinated society. But Representative Bill post says instead of removing the exemptions for religious or personal reasons the Oregon Health authority needs to do a better job of explaining the importance of immunizations, the Oregon Health authority in the public health department have done such a poor job convincing the residents of Oregon on the values of vaccine most says the Bill also violates the Oregon constitution, but it now moves to the Senate for
Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes
"Depending on where you're watching TV. You can get a very different picture of what it means to be a Muslim, especially a Muslim American. Fox News recently suspended host Janine Pirro. For her comments challenging the patriotism of Muslim congresswoman Ilhan, Omar Brian Kilmeade, a host of FOX and friends also questioned Omar's loyalty, but on other networks, depictions of Muslims have been becoming a lot fairer and more nuanced. And in some cases, their faith is used for comedy, which is a lot different than ridicule. A few years ago, author and religious studies scholar resum s lawn came on the frame, and he talked about why that evolution was important. I feel like as a Muslim in ECE middle easterners. We will never be a part of American culture until people start making fun of us on television. And so I am desperate for the day in which we finally have like a Muslim all in the family. Really? So where do things stand? Now. The rain Ali is the TV critic at the LA times. And when she came into our studio this morning, she cited the Hulu series Rami starring Rami Yousef as an example of a show that humanizes it's Muslim characters and lets you laugh at and with them. Oh, it's fantastic. It's such a breakthrough show in many ways, you know, half hour comedy, you know, lead character is a practicing Muslim, but also millennial growing up in New Jersey about all these things you never think that you would see Muslims paired up with it's like sex sex more sex, stating really edgy comedy. But also with you know, practicing Muslim. So there's themes inside the mosque there's themes during Ramadan. And it's it's hysterical. Let's talk about Ramadan. He talked about how his stand up comedy translated into this series. Here's rob a use of when he was talking with us. Not that long ago. I was fasten during Ramadan doing standup. I start talking about it. And I'm like, yeah. You know, I believe in God and us feel the room go what like. 'cause you know, most comedians punchline like, you know. Yeah. Then we go to church right church is like a joke. You know? And so I would be like that's not my reality. And and very quickly. I realized just talking about my reality made the crowd kind of turn their head like, oh, that's what's real to you. And so that became clear to me that, you know, all I really had to do is just talk about that stuff. Right. And all those things are at odds with each other. And you would think, you know, maybe this is a little too specific. And it's like, no not at all. Just exactly what you said. It goes very wide by being kind of specific and those very areas, but it's also he's the son of immigrants. He's you know, his his friends are Muslim but their varying degrees of it. So it's really nice to see that too. It's not like, okay, I Muslim. So therefore, oh without means. You do all these things. It's like, actually, no it's just like being Catholic or Jewish or whatever it is. And he shows that beautifully and that gets to a bigger point you wrote about this about a month ago in the LA times before Rami premiered. And was about the various ways that Islam is depicted on television. And you wrote at the time, I'm quoting you. Now, never before have American viewers seen Muslims covered by the media with such a broad range of images and narratives as they have this month. Where would you say the patterns of negative depictions of Muslims fall? I think in scripted, you know, for the longest time it's been obviously the terrorists. But then as we got, you know, the wars in Iraq, and, you know, nine eleven we were in Afghanistan, we were kind of looking at Muslims just in terms of war. You know, either the women wailing over the body or the enemy in American sniper. And I think since then, you know, there's been an interest and understanding more. But oftentimes, even those good intentions don't quite work out the way, they're supposed to be now what we're seeing with these new members in the house representatives Rashida to leave Ilhan, Omar, you know, you're seeing that there's different. Creations of what Muslims are doing in public life. I know that sounds ridiculous. But really we've only seen like three or four different kinds through the media. So now, we're seeing, you know, people in government now we're seeing comedians in unfortunately with what happened in New Zealand. You're seeing very human reactions to you know, what had happened to everyday normal people. And you're seeing how the government there reacted to it. Look these are citizens they were under attack rod than than what's been going on here of the mistrust from the government towards Muslims. No. What I think it's a very important point that we all understand how we got here and how popular culture and TV and news contain JR. The way that we think and change the way that we think stereotypically, I think something that we're seeing is there are even kind of small characters or small moments in series where there is a different way of looking at this issue. I'm thinking about Matthew weiner's series, the Romanovs because fleetingly he did something that would have been expected. A couple of years ago. Right. I mean, he has a character in there who is kind of the help essentially she's like a made that's coming into help and an elderly woman. And you know, normally she kind of probably would have been aside character she wears job. She's practicing, but she essentially becomes a central character in this episode. And there's a love affair that happens. And there's an a really deep understanding between an older Parisian with kind of very set ideas of what it means to be French. But she's also kind of realizing we'll that's changing and she's doing it through this character who is Muslim. I've never seen anything like that before. And I thought it was pretty amazing. I mean in a series that wasn't that great any other kind of under the radar series right now that you think people should stop find it somehow and check it out also documentary called the judge, and it was out on PBS few months ago. And it really follows a woman who is Palestinian, and she is. Is the first female judge on sharia court of law into officials slumming clause profound Cuban have a woman president run country and women not allowed to drive in another. And if that sounds like what the it it. It really is. Because it brings you in not only to what sharia lot is. And what that looks like because it's a family lie. It's court. It's you know, divorces things like that. But it also kind of shows you woman maneuvering, very patriarchal system being the first of her kind, and she's like this power house. It's really interesting look at SRI Alah the Muslim world women in a slum. It's it's just kind of got everything all in one.
House Intelligence hearing heated as Republicans call on Schiff to resign
"In a house intelligence hearing this morning on Capitol Hill ranking Republican member Mike Conaway Republican demanded the resignation of committee chair Adam Schiff a democrat for repeatedly accusing President Trump of acting improperly with the Russians during the campaign, passion present or incompatible with your duty. As chairman of this committee, which alone in the house representatives has the obligation authority to provide effective oversight of the US intelligence community as such we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties commander consistent with your custody. Sources ability. And urge your media resignation is chairman of the committee chairman Adam Schiff responded with a list of the president's misdeeds and said, well, perhaps they're not exactly illegal. He finds the morally reprehensible. It's okay. I think it's immoral. I think it's unethical. I think it's unpatriotic, and yes, I think it's
Could America abolish the Electoral College?
"Yesterday, congressman change the subject here? What do you think about the Democrats who are starting to call for getting rid of the electoral college and possibly expanding the supreme court when a democrat gets into the Oval Office. Well, first of all, it's virtually impossible to change the electoral college, this you'd have to get so many of the states to go along with it at Yorkshire. Yorkshire college just had to protect your small states. And they would hold the bounce out. It's not gonna happen. It's me Eddie loss to the electoral college. I they want to change it. Nobody was talking about changing Yorkshire after nineteen. The ADA or after Bill Clinton won a nineteen ninety two or ninety six. I mean you're much for colleges that is there for purpose to protect the smaller states. I I think it looks petty on their part as far as what was the other one cream court if the Democrats into the Oval Office they're talking about time. Try and he was by Franklin Roosevelt, nineteen thirty seven nine hundred thirty eight. Yep. And he went on to lose a record number of seats in the house representatives. Now, maybe that was different in America. Then, but I still think that underlying American people don't wanna change tradition for political purposes. And I think it's been well over one hundred fifty years we've had nine judges and change it now just because obviously there is. Appears to be a conservative majority is four. You would call Jeff conservatives and John Roberts is now become swing folks or deputy leans toward the right listen for years, lean towards the left. So I mean, that's I don't recall any Republicans saying we should change the numbers to call. It turn on the court. Jimmy those okay actually desperation. You can't win them to the rules. Change
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"Morning wins. News time five forty eight immigration could be topic number one at tonight's state of the union. Here's Bob Costantini, the president and first lady's box guests include family members of a couple allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant last month. An agent who specializes in human trafficking, one of the reasons. President Trump gives for the need of a wall. It will be interesting to hear what percentage of the address is devoted to the ongoing border wall fight, which it should be remembered was it issue for last year's state of the union address. And how much of it will be given to other domestic and international issues. Also among the first couple's guests sixth grader, named Joshua Trump who the White House says has been bullied because of his last name. It's rare for somebody who's not an office to deliver the rebuttal. But this year Democrats have picked former Georgia gubernatorial candidates, Stacey Abrams to give the speech. Here's ABC deputy political director maryalice parks, who has a minority leader. In the Georgia house representatives, and then really made a name for herself in that role since then working really publicly to fight voter suppression to get minorities out to vote working on income inequality in wage, inequality, and and issues a tough systematic inequality in the south, so she's the kind of person and and talking about the kinds of issues that Democrats want to highlight this year at Trump Tower this afternoon, a protest Martin Quinn with rise and resist tells ten ten wins. We feel very strongly that Stephen Miller, anti immigration views are extreme and dangerous. We are going to be a Trump Tower to say this is wrong and it needs to stop. It meets stand. You can hear the speeches on ten. Ten wins and ten ten wins dot com tonight at nine federal prosecutors here in New York have subpoenaed the Trump inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors and finances. Investigators want to know if any foreigners illegally donated to the group to buy influence over American. In policy correspondent Shimon poker? Pez report on any link to the Russia investigation. Interesting to note that the prosecutor on this case who is subpoenaed. This information is the same prosecutor who is leading the Michael Cohen investigation. But the other thing is to keep in mind is that some of this probably came from the Mueller investigation because they had witnesses in they had people that they were wanting to question about foreign donation. Remember, they even stopped planes with Russian oligarchs on them seeking information on donations spokesperson for the inaugural committee says they will cooperate with the inquiry jury deliberations continue this morning in the Chapo trial in Brooklyn brutal. Murderers, daring escapes, another one planned and high tech and low tunnels part of the jaw dropping testimony presented at the trial of accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman. He's known as El Chapo because of his diminutive stature, but his status in Mexico was one of the most feared and fearsome cartel. L leaders judge Brian Cogan instructed the jury on the ten counts in the federal indictment accusing goose of organizing a massive operation that brought tons of heroin and cocaine to the US and around the world lia- boats, planes, trucks, and trains, his attorneys say the cooperating witnesses said what they had to to reduce their own sentence and culpability Juliet Papa ten ten wins. In Brooklyn Winston's time, five fifty one.
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"Yeltsin another classic. We love it. We appreciate the. Carries been begging for that song. So there you go. Sometimes I sometimes do okay. So there you go. All right now, BuzzFeed was reporting, and this is reported everywhere in 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 brothers Julio Castro. And and you never know when those those crazy kids might just go places and pretend to do the other guy whenever they feel like it. But he he, of course, immediately tweeted out with no verification of the story just going on vote buzzfeed's word and BuzzFeed was the, of course, the outlet that also posted the now debunked. Fig dossier walking Castro. He should resign or be impeached today if this is true. These are guys. I believe that both. Julia and Joaquin Castro or lawyers big the horrible lawyers. If you keep on watching what he tweets what he says on on a network television, rims the whole thing where say Jared Kushner gave the crown prince of Saudi Arabia list. And even like seeing interim as MSNBC say, dude, what is wrong with you. They'd say like that with your like, we're not reporting that where are you getting that? Oh, well, several reports say that. Well, we're not reporting that just like with Yulon, Omar when CNN or MSNBC have to tell a democrat that we have to check your story because when you're buying it, right? You know what I mean? Oh, because they wanna believe it. So you can catch was one of the people that got in front of this, by the way. What does he district twenty? I think it is. You'll live in district. Twenty should be embarrassed to keep electing this guy. Just got you know, his name these 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 games word about the agenda of Obama. You have to see the person himself. She's about the agenda that you are a racist. Somehow. So what is the update on this? The what is it because this is actually I believe it's unprecedented. I don't think the Mueller 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 claim 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 his office regarding Michael Cohen's. Congressional testimony are not accurate. I mean, not even may not be not does he doesn't even say, you know. They're they're details. Left out it just as are not accurate. This is from the office of special counsel. I mean, it's stunning. You know what I mean? I know you said. Or order rare man leans 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 common. And all. Special counsel to say anything, right? Have 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 outlets pick that up and ran with that all day all day all day. But I wonder how many day, I'm sure and how many and we Iran some cuts with 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 or assault tweeted or Facebook or watched it on CNN MSNBC NBC 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 did. Happen. How many people will actually get that update? Because. Wants to fake news put out there. You know that gets thirty thousand retweets then 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 dossier. We keep saying that like if some sort of super secret thing, it's a freaking, you know, 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 whatever gave it to BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed said, wow. And instead of doing what you would do as a journalist, 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 untutored 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 simple question was what's the source, and he said, I'm going to research, and they'll get back to you 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 and watch what I say, why is it hard to understand? It's not. And I'm on BuzzFeed right now on the top story should be about what the special counsel saying. Instead, it's lawmakers vow 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 truce out? This report came out by the Mueller investigation more than half an hour ago. Now, it would take I can update my website right now in three minutes. And should have been this. They're hoping they're hoping that nobody will we'll hear this. They were 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 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 the story in the news business is a lot of people who don't want it to be seen heard will release information on a Friday afternoon or Friday evening knowing that people will be busy going into the weekend. It's going to be very very interesting to see because on Sunday, you know, the 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 I he would never call on this show. 'cause he he's afraid that the truth is actually gonna buy them in the ass. But at the end of the day what you have is a bunch of people will now scramble and they'll 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 guys. I promise you this. They will not spend an hour on Sunday, which they should talking about. How BuzzFeed is not is not a news source. Uh-huh. Opinion piece. I have to watch. Find out how he Monday AJ will call the show. And he's going to say, blah, blah, blah. You say now the idiots, and then he's gonna tell me what the idiots had to say on Sunday AJ is our Sunday show watcher. Because he calls him Monday, Davies wound up you that? They were the idiots that if he's not wound up 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. I'm Joe we've probably will do I will do it after the bottom of the hour though. So make sure you stick around. Okay. Make sure you stick around. 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"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. 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"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.
"house representatives" Discussed on KOMO
"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..
"house representatives" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"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.
"house representatives" Discussed on KQED Radio
"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.
"house representatives" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Is that a legislators kid will get shot in a mass shooting and then suddenly built give a should about the race enough will cause when even look at like florida for example if you really want to do something then i think we have to think about who we are electing into office because the republicans in the judiciary committee in the florida house representatives are they have like a stranglehold like the numbers are clearly laid out that progun right republicans dominate the state legislature and they are passing bills left around like they just past one last week that's basically said that at a person who has like a concealed carry permit doesn't violate the law if the firearm is quote temporarily in openly displayed so what they were trying to do is protect people who had concealed carry laws alike if someone side and called the police on him they would be written up his like you're not doing this right row they built a lot to protect people to sloppily carry concealed weapon that is like just basically an nra wish list piece of legislation and you look at how easy it is to even procure a firearm in at state you have to be 21 to buy handgun but this kid wasn't so the only thing they could selim was a fucking are fifteen writer that's what a gun storeowner says i believe the reason he used an air fifteen is because he is under twenty one and you cannot purchase firearm other than a long gun legally so he went and it's like a liquor store refusing to sell you beer but offering you crystal meth instead because he went and she couldn't get a handgun but he got an air fifteen which is and you know him the gun that has been used in all these mass shootings in this with somebody who openly said he wanted to be a professional mass shooter which makes it even crazy because it seemed preventable in so many ways as even the kids who are being interviewed were saying when he got kicked out people were joking about how like yo he might come back or wijoyo he like oh he might shoot up the place and all the students even.
"house representatives" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"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.
"house representatives" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"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.