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"howard baker" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Today about 1000 suppliers have come to Tennessee. So we've had a serious of Republican and Democratic governors who worked together handed off opportunities and states family incomes have gone straight up as a result of the arrival of the auto industry. You said being governors like Moses being a senator's like parade coordinators. So what is it like being a Cabinet? Secretary Education secretary. That's a good question. Hurry air she's paying radio programming from Friday. Really depends on your president. I haven't haven't really good. I mean, George H. W. Bush. Bob Teeter, who was his campaign manager, once said he may have been the only person ever elected president. Because he was nice, but he was also modest and courageous. And so he allowed me to develop what we called America 2000. When he called me to take the job. I was President of University, Tennessee. So I have to president two questions. Mr President, 1. May I develop a plan to implement your education program subject to your approval? He said. Yes. So then may I recruit a team to implement the plan? Subject to your approval? He said Yes. And that way, I was able to circumvent the political operation of the White House who recruit whom I wanted. So I got David Kearns, former head of Xerox to be the deputy press secretary, Deputy education secretary. And so President Bush was great toe work for because he gave me a lot of latitude. He delegated very well. And he and Barbara both participated in the things we were doing. Which role did have you liked the best? All the governor, you answered that very quickly. Well, I did. Most people will have had that. Privilege I like you. Can you can you can see the results? I mean, if you recruit in these time plant it shows up or if you create a governor School for teachers of writing, which I did at University of Tennessee, I can talk with the teachers. And if you have three big road programs, and you persuade Republican legislators all the vote for the tax increase So you'll have zero debt. You could drive on the roads so you can see the impact now. That doesn't diminish any of these other opportunities I've had. I mean, it's senator. I can work on bigger issues. I mean, fixing no child left behind effects. 15 million Children in 100,000 public schools, and this year, this remarkable vaccine development that we've seen in our country. I think we Take it for granted. We're doing an eight months what usually takes eight years? Ah, lot of the work on our 21st century cures helped with that who have been your political mentors over the years? And why? Well, my parents to start with who taught me to respect public service. My dad took me to the courthouse to meet our congressman when I was 10. And I, I thought I'd probably met the most respected man I was ever likely to meet other than my dad and the pressure. But the three others were Judge John Minor wisdom in New Orleans of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge who had ordered James MEREDITH to be admitted. Oh, Miss. I learned a lot from him. He had a Republican politician in Louisiana. One time he carried a gun to go against Huey long and necessary, So I learned from him. To Howard Baker, whose campaign volunteered for 1966. And he taught me so so much about Being an eloquent listener. I heard his father in law, Senator Dirksen say to him. After his two long maiden speech on the Senate floor, he said Howard occasionally you might enjoy the luxury of an unexpressed thought. So that's good advice. So I learned and then third, Bryce Harlow, who singlehandedly gave lie being a good name, and he was President Eisenhower's favorite staff member. He was in charge of congressional relations. Then he was President Nixon's first appointee, and I was lucky enough to be his executive assistant, really aid Sitting there with him listening to him, take phone calls from congressmen and senators and watching how he did it and how they reacted and so, judge wisdom. Howard Baker Bryce Harlow gave me a P H. D. Government in politics. How? What? You're on your last example..
"howard baker" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That's northwestern Illinois, Southern Illinois, will in Kang Ki ki counties to Paige and Kane County's Metro is triggered our 8% positivity threshold the second time it's done so since midsummer Suburban Cook County region. 10 is the first region in Illinois to trigger additional mitigations not because of its Positivity rate alone. But because it's positivity rate and its covert related hospital hospitalizations have both seen a sustained increase over the last 10 days. Mirroring the concerning trends that we're seeing in our hospitals statewide. So no matter where in Illinois, you call home As you go about your daily lives. Remember that this is not over. There seems to be a covert storm on the rise and we have to get prepared. In the last 24 hours. We've lost another 17 people in the battle with covert 19. Those were people whose families thought that they would get to see them at the Thanksgiving table. These are our friends and our family Members now gone from our lives. May their memories be for a blessing. There are currently more than 2500, Illinois, Ines in the hospital fighting this virus, and unfortunately because we now have so many new people getting infected That number will likely rise over the coming weeks. Many of those people will survive, but many will have lasting damage to their lungs and other internal organs. Every day. Dozens of them are dying. So when we talk about the importance of wearing a mask and keeping your distance, it's because we don't want you to become one of those who don't easily recover. So let's be good to one another. And for the remaining months until we have a vaccine or ineffective treatment. Let's follow the rules and keep each other safe. All right. You've been listening to Governor Pritzker there. That was his announcement as expected, He called it a cove. It's storm on the rise, he says, positivity. Rates are not doing well in some regions, and so they're introducing new restrictions that indoor dining is the biggest one among them suburban Cook and the Metro East region affected so Metro East is right near ST Louis. Over there triggered the new metrics, and so Basically, the governor is reminding us that that means when the positivity rate goes up to 8% or above and stays there for three days, you get on the list and the governor can then health officials condemned crackdown further. You're seeing that she says. Chicago's at 7.7% positivity rate, so that 8% not there. But certainly close McHenry. They mentioned 8% for the first time. And so a potentially new restrictions could go in place there. But the big news here is that it is suburban Cook all of suburban cook so basically everywhere outside city, Chicago and suburban Cook air in Cook County. And then that Metro East region impact Alright, we'll continue to follow that Put on hold right now is a very important person. Someone we're very happy cause in because we're going to need you, Bertelsen when this election just goes all goofy and a couple of days and we know it, will you Bird Holgersson is an election attorney. You're part of the Bush Gore thing that went all the way to Supreme Court. Hanging chads. I mean, are we Are we Are we up for something like that? This time is going to go to the Supreme Court. What do you think? Well, it's interesting Anonymity listening to the governor just now. The, uh the positivity rate for voting is higher than the positivity. You're a prick over desperate sharing That good is good. Anyway, We've never seen it like this A ce faras the early voting in the mail and before and I anticipate we'll see the same thing at the poles it this well, this well could go To the to the United States Supreme Court if it's close now. Who knows what to believe in the polls. But if if Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and Florida if they go back into the to the Democrats You probably won't see, you know cases being filed. If it is close, like it wasn't Bush v. Gore, you will just because of the great volume of ah of early votes of mail in votes. Just like and people after if they're home, looking for something to do Watch the movie on HBO recount for the new movie, the new one I watched yesterday called 537 votes. It's phenomenal. It's really The movie recount is really, really factual. Ah, articulation of the bush score, Recount and place you in the movie bird. Did you get like a Matthew McConaughey type or something? Or what would happen? No, someone who looked like you and I was quite pleased to tell you the truth. Yes, it was. Actually, I'll tell you who it was. It was really kind of unique. Howard Baker was the secretary of state way back when and was one of the main players in in Florida. Secretary of state in the United States. Howard Baker's daughter is an actress and played me in the America. Did you consult with a more knowledge? They they ask you What did they ask you to consult for the movie? Yes, I did. Consultant. I went to the to the opening years ago when recount first Open Recount is really a kind of a neat movie that watch now and HBO because it's playing out again to tell you the truth, except it's not with chance this time like it was last time. It's It's with a male and votes and absolutely votes in comparison of signatures. We're going to have all that, uh, this time. Like I said, if it's close,.
"howard baker" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Hello, everybody. Dennis Prager. Ultimate issues. Our obviously One of the conditions of our moment is Black America on the issue of victimhood in general, discussing all of that, with Larry over And his terrific new film, which I was just telling him off the thrilled for America, let alone for him. And for Salem that is doing so well. Do you know what To be 100. Take out tea steak dinner if you watch this thing Because they we area always say this. We We hear them. Watch them study under them. They don't hear us. Watch us or study under us. So all of this would be revelatory. Is that fair to say, idiots? I was watching and we watch in an interview that I done with Thomas sold one of my favorite guests. And he was talking about the fact that the minimum wage has been studied document and probably more than almost anything that you could think of to be studied in the field of economics, and the overwhelming consensus is that the minimum wage destroys jobs. And so I said to Thomas, So why is it you are not winning the argument then? And he said, and he really scares says this. That's an excellent question, which is a tool that I think people use when they want to buy time to figure out what to say. Right. And so it's one of those rare times when he never said anything like that. Which amused me right because it was clear he hadn't thought of it. I hadn't thought of it that way. And he said. After pausing for a 2nd 1 of the problems is, we're assuming that people are aware of these things. They don't even know about the studies. They don't even know that minimum wage increases that they've never heard this before, And we're assuming this and then it's just one of the reasons I did Uncle Tom because I would be in discussions with my left wing friends. And I would say things like, Well, you know, Of course, the Republicans voted in the greater percentage of of the Civil Rights act of 64 than Democrats did, and they're stunned. That's right. But what about 80% of Republicans in the House and the Senate voted for the Civil Rights Act, as opposed to 60% of all, the Democrats says the percentage stunned. Stunned that Howard Baker was the first Republican since reconstruction to be senator of Tennessee, and he was in favor of integration. Stunned that Robert Byrd, born a Democrat, died, a Democrat stunned Keith Ellison. A former congressman who is now the G of Minnesota said on a CNN program. They were having a discussion and with Tom Cole with Republican one, the panellists and Keith Ellison said. Donald Trump is the worst Republican candidate since George Wallace. And Stephanopoulos was there didn't say anything. The other counties didn't say anything. Finally, Tom Close that well before I was spawn. I want to say I want to correct my good friend. Keep pelting over here. George Wallace was a proud Democrat. Nobody said anything until until he corrected this guy..
House prosecutors wrap day 1 of opening arguments in impeachment trial
"The prosecution digs in the president's impeachment trial Lisa Brady another marathon day in the Senate chamber boxes your IT help or is live on Capitol Hill the house impeachment managers are laying out what they call a months long effort by president trump the pressure you crane to launch politically motivated investigations was a basset are your benefits out of the way the first chapter of the Ukraine scheme was complete house Judiciary Committee chairman an impeachment manager Jerry Nadler says the US ambassador to Ukraine was ousted as a way to free up president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani as a former Republican leader of the Senate Howard Baker ask it in nineteen seventy three what did the president know and when did he know it president trump's legal team will begin presenting their case later this week Lisa thanks share the president again calling the case a hoax earlier today before heading back to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland one of his attorneys as they plan a vigorous defense on a number of
"howard baker" Discussed on KOMO
"Glances at the other steps house Democrats are preparing to advance their Ukrainian peach meeting Corey in the coming weeks a process that could culminate in a floor vote on multiple articles of impeachment before Christmas day ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts is with us Steve good morning like it what's your assessment as we look back over the last couple of weeks did the Democrats and the testimony land a few body blows were any mines changed those are two different questions yes I do think the Democrats succeeded in making a very solid case the produced a parade of very impressive very credible witnesses who were more impressive because they were not partisan over and over they said were fact witnesses here we're not we're not here to judge impeachment I think they do a very complete very compelling case about how the president behaves in Ukraine what is still very much up in the air is whether all of that evidence even if every word of it is true is that rise to the level of an impeachable offense and not the problem the Democrats have they have not move public opinion they have not moved any Republicans in the Senate or the house to their side it's still a totally partisan effort and by their own testimony Democrats six months ago Nancy Pelosi and others were saying impeachment to work has to be bipartisan and whatever case they've made and they made a good case they still have not move public opinion and that's the problem they face how did they do that's what's our strategy you know I think it's gonna be very difficult and it's gonna be difficult very difficult for a couple reasons you know people try to compare this to Watergate but the Watergate you had several things that are very different one is you had tapes which us the completely and without question identified president Nixon as the mastermind of a criminal conspiracy at the heart of the White House which was designed to to affect an American election here you have a much murkier fax intuition and it involves Ukraine that doesn't involve the heart of the American political system and more to the point I think there are a few if any Republicans who have loyalty outside of Donald Trump you know it's a very different political landscape during Watergate there were Republicans like Howard Baker of Tennessee yes he was a conservative Republican video loyalty to the Senate loyalty to the country that was separate from his loyalty to president Nixon of the Republican Party today the Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of trump enterprises and I don't see any Republicans willing to defy him and the third thing that's very important is how people get political information today the the folks who support Donald Trump they're getting their information from fox from Rush Limbaugh from websites that reinforce their prejudices it's very difficult for the Democrats to get the information to those people that we can leverage any kind of a shift in public opinion landscape very different much more difficult for the Democrats to make their case Steve thank you for your thoughts again this morning ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts come on it's time five fifty to get to our propellant charge money update sex on mobile may not reside in Silicon Valley or manage the world's largest delivery service but it is one of the most innovative U. S. companies according to a new ranking of the country's best run corporations the oil giant is the only non tech company among the five most innovative in this year's management top two fifty Exxon ranks never five for innovation behind top ranked Amazon which is followed by Microsoft apple and IBM unusually cold weather in November the rapture of the keystone pipeline an hour strike involving thirty two hundred conductors at Canadian National Railway are combining to up in Canadian GDP analysts estimate the three temporary events could cause GDP to be roughly three tenths of one percent to points lower in November than it would otherwise have been that's your money now Jennifer could Shinko como news little optimism in the early numbers on Wall Street the futures rose all pointing up the Dow futures up about seventy points come on it's time five fifty one whole check your traffic and weather next said that we should have a plan in case of an emergency do we have what first thing I'm gonna do is grab a flashlight with dead batteries I'm going to start randomly throwing clothes in the bag you too will be hiding in the closet and dad won't be able to find you and that's when we both start crying uncontrollably can you pass the cutlets.
"howard baker" Discussed on KOMO
"He's in the clear following the testimony of European Union faster portents on Thursday you spoke with political analyst Steve Roberts about the closely watched testimony before the house intelligence committee first of all by the way I think they're both wrong I think that yes the Democrats scored some important points but doesn't come close to being an impeachable offense that's something they've yet to prove so I think they're both wrong but that larger point here is how hard it is in today's Washington to establish a set of facts that both sides can agree on how can you have a debate how can you solve a problem you can't even agree on the basic facts and and one of the reasons why it is so hard is that so many Americans today get their information filtered through sources that pre digested pre packaged and reinforce their beliefs you know during Watergate when they there was a a much more sense of of a common basis of information that that that people had to make decisions and and today the media landscape is so fragmented that it mirrors and and exacerbates the fragmentation of the political landscape so it's no surprise that people had widely different interpretations in part because they're getting their information filtered through wildly different sources there and we had heard in real time a number of commentators as the hearing goes on suggesting that there was going to be some Howard Baker moment where this would be it for for the for president trump are we have been close to that or is that a a a democratic Senate seat hi I don't think we're even close to it for those listeners who are younger than you in may Howard Baker of course was the senior Republican in the in the Senate I conservative from Tennessee who asked the famous question of what did the president know when did he know it and when he turned against Richard Nixon it was the key moment that that led to Nixon's resignation but there are two key differences first of all Baker acted after the release of White House tapes which proved conclusively without a shadow of a doubt that the president was at the heart the mastermind of a criminal conspiracy we heard it in the president's own words and secondly Howard Baker was the kind of figure that's very rare in the Senate today he was a man widely respected on both sides of the aisle he was a man who was a creature of of of the Senate and the Congress both of his parents had been members of the house he was married to the daughter of a senator later married a fellow senator Nancy Kassebaum now and he had great respect for the institution and for American history apart from a slavish devotion to the president of today it's hard to imagine any Republican senator having that kind of courage in that kind of independence from Donald Trump who basically owns the Republican Party today are for nearly two weeks into tolling on highway ninety nine tunnel in Seattle Commons Karrakatta spinach has an update and says about twenty to thirty percent of drivers stop using the title and tolling began pacing the traffic is not going to interstate five but there is a lot of fluctuation so that could change in the days ahead where are these drivers and going says they're seeing to it thirty percent increase in traffic in way that pricing we they are not seen increased traffic on arterials like first and fourth avenues we asked drivers what they think and tunnel traffic install lead started it's such a great driver I go from Bellevue this is really great kind of the same he hasn't really changed much from me a little bit better watch it told me expect it hi your number of drivers to divorce out of the tunnel also it's likely we're going to see some of this traffic shift on two different roadways in the days ahead constant edge at twenty and fifty past the hour on come on news your call will propel insurance money update stocks lost ground today amid signs of a set back the US China trade talks Reuters reported.
"howard baker" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Sixty KSFO with you work every you go answering to voters fighting to stay on Jan Johnson the latest transcript released from house impeachment hearings seems to refute a GOP defense of president trump that Ukraine never new military aid was being held up while the president asked for corruption probe state department adviser Katherine Croft justified that Ukraine asked several times about the freeze trump rival Joe Biden says Republican lawmakers face a reckoning if you're a Republican and you live in a Republican area and you have a Republican representative and you think the president's close violated the law in the Republican senator does not have the courage to stand up like Howard Baker and bill calling so many others did with Nixon you're gonna learn now you're gonna let him know and that's going to change their view let's see with a fax it is my job is just to go beat up the democratic presidential hopeful appearing in a town hall hosted by CNN at the Supreme Court correspondent Steve cast about reports young immigrants brought to the U. S. as children and fighting to stay get their day in court Antonio aller cones his queens is home he was brought to the US from Mexico when he was just ten years old he's one of the lead plaintiffs in the case I've been here for fifteen years now this is where I call home this is where I grew up this is where I have my friends the Guardia community college student Martin but Taya is also a lead plaintiff in the dock a case he was brought to the US from Mexico when he was seven I mean we try to be positive will know what's going to happen but like I said more employment I know that have the community as a backup while arguments are taking place today the Supreme Court justices won't rule on their case until the spring Steve casting about New York a federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit from president trump is trying to keep officials in New York from seeing his tax returns the judge said his court wasn't the right court police in Hong Kong a fired tear gas at pro democracy demonstrators in the heart of the sea intro financial district and it to university campuses.
Dean Phillips' case for a carbon fee to tackle climate change
"Support for climate cast comes from Bank of America financing clean energy, initiatives and advancements in renewable energy and spurring innovation in and the growth of environmentally focused companies markets and jobs. Bank of America NA member FDIC, Representative Phillips, let's start with the nuts and bolts of the proposed carbon dividend act. What would it accomplish will Pol it's going to accomplish what I think we need most which is to provide incentives and disincentives, and then let the market move us to where we want to go which is to reduce CO two emissions and migrate to a clean energy economy. There seems to be universal agreement on that. And the notion that I'm co-sponsoring is the energy innovation and carbon dividend act. And it would put a price on carbon which is actually a bipartisan notion, I want people to know that the Genesis is as much Republican as it is democratic and in this case, we're proposing a fifteen dollar per ton fee on. Carbon and that would be entirely returned that the proceeds which could be about eighty billion dollars in the first year. I would be returned holy to taxpayers to the tune of about a thousand dollars per year for each family, and it and and the cost of fossil fuel products would rise as a result. For example, a gallon of gasoline may go up about thirteen cents based on the fee in the first year again that money's returned in the form of a dividend to all taxpayers, and it's a way to start putting a disincentive on further fossil fuel use and migrate to clean energy. I it's a simple notion. It's a market base notion. It does not grow government, and it reduces our carbon emissions, and that is exactly the type of policy thoughtful bipartisan policy that I think we need. So here's a clip from your press release quote carbon dividend trust fund for the American people to encourage market-driven innovation clean, energy technologies and market. Efficiencies. So we create this fund is your proposal. And then the money goes into that fund. What are some examples than of how that fun would be used to drive more technology that could help lower greenhouse gas emissions? So so pollen in this case all the money in this proposal that I'm co-sponsoring all the dollars would go back to American citizens. And and that's what's unique about it. It does not grow government. And it does not provide more dollars to federal programs, for example, and and those dollar what people do with those dollars of courses up to them. I of course, I think it will spur investment, and it will create a number of millions of perhaps over two million green energy jobs, but it's not a trust fund to benefit any thing or anybody other than tax payers right now. Now, I will say I'm also giving some thought to whether or not we should modestly increase that that fee and direct some of the proceeds to an infrastructure Bill as you might know. Speaker Pelosi and mature minority leader Schumer met with President Trump in the White House this week, they agreed on a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan that right now has no funding. And I think this could be an interesting way to accomplish both because we surely need both you mentioned by partisan support. Do you think you'll get the necessary votes to get this through and perhaps make it law? We'll tell you Paul nothing as you. Well know, nothing is easy and congress, but that's a challenge that I'm taking seriously, and and very optimistic about and this is a unique Bill in that it has a number of cosponsors everyone from Barbara Lee who is one of the more progressive members of the democratic caucus to Francis Rooney the Republican from Florida, it's a notion that the American Enterprise Institute, the conservative think tank supports and even supported by George Shultz and Howard Baker former secretaries of state who devised a very similar plan with their group called the climate leadership council and it. Is it is remarkably bipartisan, and it's one that I think I think it is the most likely to generate support on both sides of the aisle. But like anything else it has to be sold. It has to be promoted, and we not just those in congress. But we in our communities have to start promoting the solution to one another. We're going to build a consensus to get it done. We've seen tremendous progress Representative Phillips in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the electric power sector. We see Minnesota producing twenty five percent of our electric power from renewable 's it seems like the biggest opportunity now for further reductions is in transportation, how does America achieve similar reductions in the transportation sector over the next decade? Why favor first of all I favor. Notions li-. I think we should have a prominent very innovative high speed rail network in the United States our competitors around the world have surpassed us broadly. So doing would significantly reduce emissions and also. Provide a very high speed very connected America too many who right now don't have access to transportation. And then this this notion of pricing carbon begins it provides disincentive to consume fossil fuel. So it will in theory, reduce force both businesses and individuals to look for more efficient, modes of transportation. And this is this is a way to begin the migration. It is not a mandate. It is not an iron fist at a simply putting a price on something that has a significant cost to us now in an extraordinary cost down the road. And that's because it's market based the market should figure it out. And I'm a believer in that. And it will so ill do the same in transportation. I'm curious about the political winds in the Republican party in Washington DC, some of your colleagues in the congress, we hear some people voicing more support and more understanding that these extreme weather events. On the rise. And that that's turning costly for us. Do you sense that even behind the scenes, what will your colleagues say to you in terms of how they are viewing the current climate change situation and how we might be impacted by that going forward. We'll pollen it's becoming undeniable. And if people wish to argue the reasons why they can do so, but it is time that we acknowledged truth. We'd take some bold stands, and I can tell you in my private conversations with of course, democratic colleagues in an increasing number of my thoughtful Republican colleagues, you know, we acknowledge what's going on. And it is affecting deeply effecting American communities throughout the country from the heartland to the coasts, and it's real I'm sure that in no small part Francis, Rooney from Florida, the Republican from Florida is supporting this notion because he sees what's happening in his state with that said it takes leadership, and it takes consensus to get this done. I in and my hope is that our Republican colleagues. Start lining up to support something that again has some has Republican Genesis, and that means pricing carbon and letting the market take charge. That is actually the way we build bridges and congress and throughout this country. So I'm hopeful we're not there yet. But it's these conversations both on the airwaves in neighborhoods and called the sank. So we have to start having. Let's talk about opportunity a change even climate change can sometimes bring opportunity one example, this jobs, boom that we've seen with renewable energy could climate change solutions. Be our next economic moonshot. I think there's no question. Some studies indicate that if we pass this Bill the energy innovation and carbon dividend act that that could spur over two million new jobs. I think that will be happening anyway because we are migrating. The good news is we have thoughtful enterprises around the country. Excel energy is taking a bold stand to invest in renewables in no small part because we provided in. Enters over the last number of years for them to do the same thing. So I do I think I think we're on path. And I think there's an opportunity here that every state whether it's a red state or blue state can recognize that not only will these green energy jobs be more prevalent, but they will be high paying jobs, and if we can create a thoughtful strategy as Americans to provide the right training to young people to enter this enter these new jobs that are created everybody wins, and there is a way to do. So and I can tell you also as a new member of congress I've been very pleased with the clergy -ality between members of both sides of the aisle, especially in our freshman class. And I think there's a new ethos a new spirit, and I think over time we are going to join hands and build a better economy and most importantly, reduce our emissions and preserve our planet for children, grandchildren. We're seeing shifts in climate change opinion. Now, Yale and George Mason study says now that six in ten Americans are either concerned or alarmed. About climate change. What do you hear from Minnesotans about the desire for climate change action? I hear every day from people throughout our state. Not just in my district that this is important to them. And I'll tell you who's making the most difference in congress right now. It's young people. We see young people from middle schoolers through high school and college students in the halls of congress all the time coming to our offices and making very impassioned pleas that we do something. And that makes me optimistic you know, Minnesotans have taken have taken conservation seriously for many years, we we love our environment. It is not political. And I think Minnesota can be a real bellwether state for the rest of the country in in leading that change. But as Americans we are very good at often pointing out at least from a policy perspective where we're quite adept at pointing out problems now is the time for solutions. And I'm one who wants to listen to any solutions. I don't care what the Genesis is Minnesotans are the same way. We listened to the. Ideas, we tend to implement them. And I think we I hope the country will look to us and I wanted to be a leader. And that's my intention. We have a lot of successful fortune five hundred companies based in Minnesota, and I've interviewed several executives from those companies take a company like general mills it's been around for one hundred and fifty years and they used to produce their grain by milling with power from the Mississippi River and they're moving forward on climate solutions. We see this with a lot of companies, in fact, that momentum seems to be much stronger than the momentum in Washington. Is there a disconnect there, and do you think your colleagues that have been reluctant are seeing these corporations move forward and his that possibly an example for them. They there's a disconnect pollen and I recognize it as well. And I've spoken with a number of CEO's of our state's largest enterprises and reminded them of of not just their responsibility. But the opportunity that exists for them to influence policy makers, and that's happening. And I could the list of. American corporations and multinational corporations that support the notion of pricing carbon would surprise a lot of people, including some of the biggest energy companies. So that is a massive opportunity. And by by the way, that's part of a bigger conversation about business being the sources a source of solutions for this country and not the source of problems. And you know, I wanna see this country move to compassionate capitalism, and what a wonderful and beautiful way to start with affecting climate change policy. And I do see the day coming and I'm speaking with a number though, CEO's both here and around the country, and I'm hoping we can mobilise finally the house passed a Bill I believe this week that would keep the US in the Paris agreement. What are the chances of that given the landscape of the Senate and the White House these days while given the landscape of the Senate and the White House? Unfortunately, the answer is unlikely and it's appalling, the the United States of America should be not just at the table, Paul. We should be leading that is the America in which I grew up. It is what I aspire to. And I will say though that the the power to proceed if you will really lies in in the hands of of every American to remind the representatives, not just in Washington, but in their own state houses that this is important, and that's the that's the type of American leadership. I want to reconstitute realestate. And I I do think we're going to get there. I don't think in this congress because of the circumstances in the Senate and the White House, but over time we shall this is a statement of principles. That's the statement of the democratic party's principles that this is important, and I also see foresee that climate change and addressing it with thoughtful policy is going to be one of the big drivers of the twenty twenty election. I hope it is deserves to be because I think it's an existential threat and not just to this nation, but surely to the entire world US house district. Three Representative dean Phillips. Thank you for your perspective on climate cast today. Thank you very much.
"howard baker" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"He said after the meeting was over all you Democrats left the discussing what happened in the conversation. And the president turned said, you know, that guy seemed to make a lot of sense. And I said don't Mr President dole. Listen to that guy. So fuck Howard Baker was very generous hood it in the put it in context of today because the president I think in service of this midterm elections much as as anything has pumped up the the threat represented by these these migrants the caravan and even threatened to cut off cut off aid to Honduras, and and the other countries involved because to try and courage them to keep people from from fleeing. I'm I'm wondering as you look at this. What your what your reaction to it is in what your answer would be what you have to say. There's no debate about this. We can't accept everyone that would like to come here. You gotta maintain your borders and keep them secure. But the motivations what are these? People. The over overwhelming majority are trying to do they're leaving terror in their own countries. No economic future. What whatsoever for them? I suspect that most Americans in similar position with trying to do something to protect their families. And that seems to be what the overwhelming numbers are. Now, we can't take them all in obviously, no country could do that day in day out, although many countries around the world are with Jordanian doing. For instance, the Middle East there million refugees from Syria in a small country that the King Hussein and others have been able to take care of these issues of migration of huge, and they're gonna get only large the changing climate change issues access to food and water gonna be overwhelming. So again, I think cooperation here these Central American countries have got to do a far better job of maintaining and managing their own opportunities than they have been certainly Mexico needs to assume share some of this responsibility as people poured through their country on the way to our border. So I don't minimize the importance of the issue. But the motivations that are causing people to pack up and carry their children two thousand miles walking distance certainly motivates me to think differently about this than someone who wants to overthrow a government someplace and so talking about a military response to a human tragedy. I think it's so far off base what it ought to be so harmful to us as a country and our relationships not just within this region. But globally, do you think it's real do? You think I mean, obviously sent the troops down there apparently at a cost of one hundred two hundred million dollars. But do you think that the gesture was made to deal with the threat or was the gesture made to deal with the threat of Democrats in the midterm election? Well, probably both. I mean, certainly we talked earlier about the power of immigration. We've seen it in the Brexit vote watching it in Germany with chance of Merckel probably suffered Moore's the result of her willingness to allow some refugees to come into her many at a time a few. Years ago paying that price see in Italy. Spain is the one exception of the European Union seems to be willing to accept people coming in under certain circumstances. Not wholesale acceptance. So it's not not not an uncommon place here today. So clearly part of it is great politics to do it and the president since the days, he started his campaign all ins, and who they were. But they wanted building walls and so forth. So it resonates with people. There's no question about that. But that's all it does. It doesn't do anything in a constructive. Way to give us more security. Protect our borders minimize the kind of problems that these people are facing in causing them to pack up their likely lifelong belongings and walk now two thousand miles to our border. Lemme ask you you. You're you had a famous friendship with Ted Kennedy. Yeah. Sometimes raucous friendship. We don't have to get into the details of that. But comment on that. But but tell me about him, and you know, and and your friendship, but also the role that he played in the Senate and his Evelyn as a Senator. Well, he was remarkable. And you've heard this mothers wouldn't just be music..
"howard baker" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Right. They they actually started to go after him as well. Well, what happened was though, it's a little bit more nuance. Yeah. What happened was at the Senate Watergate committee Howard Baker who was the vice chair. He said he started out as a total Nixon partisan, and he framed this these famous questions, what did the president know? And when did he know any frame those questions because he thought the answers which show that Nixon wasn't involved, but he was a person of enough character. So that when the answers came back and shows that the president might be involved. He didn't pull away he said, okay? We'll follow the facts wherever they take. That was a, you know, a person of principle and character back that, but in the house of representatives, I have to say that even though the Senate Hon uncovered all kinds of information that could have justified an impeachment inquiry. The leadership of the house refused to act. It was only when the American people after the Saturday night massacre after Richard Nixon ordered the firing the special prosecutor. And the Torney general resigned, and the deputy Torney general resigned, that's the only point at which impeachment started. So it wasn't. You know, really that the Democrats wanted to do it. They were forced into it by the American people. Well, okay, getting good history lesson here from Elizabeth Holtzman. Thank you for that. So so now, we're dealing with Donald Trump who lies about everything, and he's got the Republicans in congress, sadly in both houses of congress protecting him. And you know, Trump is trying to shut down the the Russia investigation the molar investigation. I I guess there are some parallels to to the Nixon years now with the Democrats coming in and control of the house. They'll have subpoena power, and they will be able to do some of these investigations and have every regret to believe they will do. But but Nancy Pelosi has been saying that they're not gonna you know, they're not going to go. Oh for impeachment. She's just saying that. So that the didn't get the help give them ammo on the right to get their base amped up. Listen, it it doesn't matter. What you call it. But they need to do the investigation. They need to find out. The fact the truth. And and that's what happened. That's that's the function that the Senate Watergate committee served they actually found the taping system, which was key to everything so fine. Let those investigations go forward series investigations into these areas that could turn out to be grounds for impeachment when they bring the facts and find the facts, then you can put them together with the constitution by that point. The American people will be educated about what's been found. And if all the smoke turns out to lead to know fire. Well, we have to say no grounds for impeachment. But if as I believe, they will we'll show these series investigations will reveal ample grounds for impeachment and the American people, I believe we'll support. And at that time, but that that investigative process has to start and has to be serious. You don't have to call it impeachment. You can call it whatever you want. But then investigation has to be done because what we're talking about. Here is preserving our democracy, holding a president accountable. And I hope that this could be a bipartisan effort what if it's not the Democrats still have to go forward and find out the truth, and whatever the truth is that's what we need to know right now with Nixon you did the impeachment in the house. But before they ever got to the Senate. He resigned right with right with Clinton never even got that far. Or did it did that this was impeached him and the Senate did that did not commit right? And part of the reason that happened. And I think the real reason it happened is because there was never popular support for that the American people didn't support it. They didn't think he had the his his actions were reprehensible, but they didn't consider it to be worthy of impeach. -ment, and that's what is going to happen here. But you've got to spell out the fact, and I don't think that a partisan impeachment effort is going to succeed, nor should it succeed. But we can't avoid the search for the truth because what's at stake is our democracy, and I feel very strongly, and I think we can go forward in a proper way and investigate investigate the monies, for example, that that Trump received with regard.
"howard baker" Discussed on At The Movies with Arch and Ann
"And he's the guy that wrote shattered glass and captain fills actually a series of you guys. This might be a good movie. All right. Castile retract quite so promiscuously. Yes, I'm sorry. I should retract that statement also the Grinch who stole Christmas this weekend. And it's the first time they've done that. This is the time for PG G rated film, so Benedict Cumberbatch right as the grants. The voice of the grinches on rue. Yes. See that. Yeah. Have you seriously? The only two ads that have been on television for the last three weeks have been political ads and ads for the Grinch. Make sense does. Vision. So yeah, this is the one they're doing the big marketing for speed of Martin you can follow and Hornets as reviews at Washington Post dot com. I post reviews at arch Campbell dot net. Our Email address is at the movies twenty two at g mail, and we come to you from chatter, the all American restaurant at Wisconsin, Jennifer in northwest, Washington DC, and we are proud to chatter at chatter. Yes, we are. And by the way, we always joke about twenty two because it's put it on twenty two Casablanca the counter programming wasn't Turner classic. Last night was Casablanca into the best years of our lives. Being. I did see that. And yes, that captured my attention antidote. Yes. It whenever ails you. I had taped the history channels of segments on Watergate. And I watched that last night, the the Charles Ferguson one what did you think of that? Well, you know, I loved isn't it just absolutely riveting use. It is what I didn't like the brakes in it. I wish they watched it all one go. I hope that they could see fit to maybe show at that way at some point. Because it is you just fall into it, you it's like peanuts. You cannot stop watching it. And he uses the tapes as his script, and then reenact those scenes between Nixon an aeroplane Haldeman, and it's so goofy. But then it worked like once you're into it for me at least down that it actually worked and is just. Like, we all think of all the president's men, and and it's one of my all time favorite movies, and it always will be. But it only told one part of that story. There was a lot more going on. There were other investigations going on that were just fascinating and the whole everything going on just within the Republican party in terms of Howard Baker people turning and and chill water Goldwater. And so this it's by this guy, Charles Ferguson, who's a really smart guy, this fleshes it out. And I think really shows that kind of that whole chapter in full in a way that we've never seen before. It was pretentiously great to watch it instead of election coverage. I can imagine. I think we all need to watch it. I mean, it's just such a great history lesson. I guess I gotta check on demand on the history channel going through trying to see if they were going to replay it I wonder if they'll show it. I wonder if that's the way to see it may be that that doesn't have as many breaks in it. Maybe it's I'm so glad you mentioned that arches. It's. Really a fine fine movie. You want to mention there's a documentary about a wreath the Franklin. We just got some good news over the transom. You know for years years and years. There's been this mythical mood. There's a history. Yeah. Called amazing grace, these guys this guy pretty sir and Elliott filmed and Sydney Pollack more to the point filmed Aretha Franklin singing in nineteen seventy two at the Baptist church service in L A that became the amazing grace record. They actually have a visual chronicle that seventy two has got to be the high at the height of everything. And so it's been tied up with it was difficult. I think technically to sync up the sound at some with images it first. And then it got tied up with rights issues. She wanted complete and total sole control which was impossible if they tried to sell it for distribution. They they're in twenty fifteen they were going to be showing at telluride it got. Yeah. Tanked then they were gonna show it at Toronto got yanked because of legal reasons, and after her death apparently Elliott showed the film to re this family and they loved it. And they said we need this. Right. And they are now making it..
"howard baker" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Let me ask you about the other side of this because it goes to play co count ability to if we had a Democratic Congress would Nixon have been impeached or would Nixon felt the impeachment pressure to resign. I think no. And I think one of the sort of comforting myths about Watergate is that this was an era when politicians were willing to put truth over their party, and I just didn't necessarily see a whole lot of evidence of that. I mean, even even Howard Baker, the, you know, the Senator who is famous for for uttering this. I. Connick question. What the president no-one when did he know it that gets cast as a as a sort of thundering demand almost an accusation by publican against the president. But in fact, you know, everything I read and everyone I talked to indicated to me that the point of that question was how can we we know that the president was aware of all the stuff. That's amazing. How do we know that he is responsible for this and not someone below him? So I think there is a little bit of revisionist history. As people look back on this bygone era of bipartisanship. In fact, it was viciously partisan. And there were plenty of Republicans. I mean, most Republican elected officials were very much behind Nixon until the bitter end. I mean, including George W Bush who I believe in December of nineteen Seventy-three very late in the game was saying, you know, we gotta let this man do his job. And Ronald Reagan, you know, in both of these men went on to have careers. Precedence, you know. So that's another way in which the story is is not as comforting as reassuring. Maybe as people want to believe it is. But this is why these stories are very chilling to me as a political journalist. So you have these terrific political scandals. He's terrific examples of political corruption. It's completely manageable to conceive that we would have never known about them. Even if we had known about them, absent the revelation of extraordinary levels of documentary evidence. It's very unlikely we had the evidence to do anything about them. And if it hadn't been the constellation of political power was the other party was in power nothing would have been done about it. Anyway, that seems like a very it seems like a lot needs to go right in our system for politicians to be held accountable and not much needs to go wrong for them to be able to get away with pretty extrordinary levels of corruption. I think that's well put and I think maybe the one reason for that is that the stakes are just so high for the people who are in a position to, you know, honorably seed power to the other side or people who are in a position to shore up their party or or their president or or their candidate this too powerful, an incentive or something. Maybe I ever expected to go any other way, you're talking about Howard Baker a couple minutes ago, something that you hear a lot particularly from older hands in Washington is the if only we had the leaders of yesteryear. If only we had had Kennedy Howard Baker. There's a feeling that the quality of leadership, particularly in congress has degraded as you've spent a lot of time in the history of the congress of the nineties now and the congress of the seventies. Do you think that's true? Do you think that the quality of leadership of official Washington substantially worse than it was in these periods or you've been looking at I can't confidently say yes, or no to be honest with you there were certainly more moderates in the past. I think that we can save safely even within the seven-member Senate Watergate committee, you had someone like glow Liker who is a moderate Republican of kind. We don't really see any more. You also had Sam Ervin on the democratic side. Who was a segregationist, you know, and people, you know, people were on the left people liberals were willing to kind of make him into a folk hero. Who knows we feature on the show was so popular. And so I contacted during that summer of of the Senate. Watergate hearings that he recorded a spoken word album. The was sold as a as a record..
"howard baker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Looking for an archetype of a hugely effective party leader in a party leadership position in the Senate, I was just sitting here trying to think of arguably a more effective one. I suppose they'll the legend of Lyndon Johnson in the fifties, but imagine just in thirty years almost forty years. Now, this shift from Howard Baker Tennessee, Senator of revered longtime minority leader becomes majority leader. Think about leaders like Bob Dole. In you move from institutionalists to figure who has unapologetically become not bring as much the leader of the Senate as the leader of his party in the Senate, which is a difference. Those other men who were not Perfect Did see the institutional role as being critical to what how they conducted themselves. I don't know if you're defining victory in terms of seats confirmed, which is the way Senator McConnell has done this. It's hard to it's impossible to argue really with with his record. He has not single-handedly because his majority, let's be, let's be clear. He didn't do this by himself. He had the rest of his caucus within and Joe who is now an honorary member of the caucus. Then you've got someone who has defined as mission. Again, he's unapologetic about it..
"howard baker" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"But but is prejudging everything rather than allowing a thorough investigation to conclude on her muller i would just say the test is whether it affects mowers investigation i don't see how this memos released will affect morris investigation the only way accord is if it emboldens republicans to shut the investigation down one and one key question for you if there is an issue with how the fis warrant was obtained okay forget who is at fault whether it's the fbi or whatever to say there's an issue if there was a lot of information obtained from from that service surveillance weren't and it's real information and it's it's bad and it's actionable and lead you to collusion what do you do that you'll know because they're in a court of law please screw up the investigation the material that gutters not allowed into into evidence i mean we don't know it's all hypotheticals we don't know what was wrongly what don't know if a mess up the fis on carter page we deserve to know that that ought to be out there in the public record and we all have a chance to do this but we do but i just i can't tell you how important it was during the nixon period that the republicans played a responsible gold they saw their duty to the country and howard baker in others performed admirably why has a republican party wandered from that standard at crucial question and thanks to both of you are breaking news coverage continues as we are learning more by the moment about the fbi deputy director andrew mccabe sudden departure today all of a sudden a few minutes before it was he's gonna be god by lunch it was already passed lunch he left the building why and the ball is now in the president's court what is he going to do with the newness memo spokesman is out front.
"howard baker" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Repeated so often that they sometimes lose their shock value has with the president of the united states fired the fbi director because the fbi with director was investigating trump any wouldn't stop right that's why he was fired sat to me um just by itself before you get into anything l uh is really uh possibly obstruction of justice and when you get to the surrounding circumstances when you get that this you know he had these meetings with colmey where he said i want loyalty i mean it it it really is a potentially uh an obstruction of justice and co and uh you know the muller people may yet say look um this is something congress should investigate for as an impeachable offense that and in terms of strict accountability towards the president i think that's where he's at greatest risk and do you think even as he made that recommendation you have a majority republican majority in the congress and in the senate i mean does that jesus go by the way sights on deaths usm exactly it goes by the way lisa so don't i mean it's just wants less student is neither no no well one of the things that you know i've been reading a lot about watergate uh uh you know one of the things that i don't think i had focused on enough was that you know when nixon was president both the house and senate weren't democratic camp yep now it was a much less partisan environment in those days than it is today i mean you you had moderate republican like you know the lowell weicker is the howard baker's of the world that have really vanished from the republican party but the fact that the democrats controlled the machinery of congress and could start committees like the senate watergate committee sammer committee or the house judiciary committee impeachment hearings uh and by the same token in in 1998 you know when clinton was president you had the house of representatives under republican control and that's why they they did impeachment i mean you know e e e and even then it was less partisan than it is today you know the republican party today is so conservative and so much aligned with.
"howard baker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Against the state charges if if those snarling little republicans those kids yesterday that made fools of themselves attacking an american hero the guided this country so abeille through september xi in the aftermath if they don't think that bob moeller is it five steps ahead of them already are fools than they are as stupid as they looked yesterday in all i can say is their constituents should be ashamed that they sent those children up to the hill because that's what they are they they are humiliating themselves and they are trying to undercut the rule of law and it doesn't well forum hearts all right so you on through the greats of alltime greatest white house aides i mean perry optins i mean come on yeah right yes and my gosh being jim baker day she is a lower howard baker chief of staff kenan i mean you've got to put kenan in there i mean there's just so many great wins omarosa things just hall of fame semblance wish he'd be will they name and airport in washington after her one day like they did dulles one of them wow you you you were just lapping do reading a headline it's almost like it was a year after a reaction where you're laughing oh my gosh omarosa was a white house aide no international gary who's going to meeting ganz railed against years ago dollar he's apparently going to be the next secretary of state president does it listen to this secretary of state iraqi kurds him every day talking about yesterday gary bc no.
"howard baker" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"You know the the tax cuts which it almost seems to me like that state you know once we get the tax cuts and let nuclear war happened you know that seems to me the republicans they're so hyperfocused on kiss doing this one thing it's their white wale their holy grail that they can't um you know that they're willing to put up with anything to get it which is just it's just a real comment on the obsessive nece of of the republican party at the moment uh or maybe it's just that they're backed into a corner in this they figured well this is this is the best we can do i don't know but yeah the week was very interesting in that way because you have all this stuff happening um with jeff flake it yeah and you know the the the common carry was at the time that did this is set off it take knighted civil war within the republican party this is that they're all going to start your tumbling like a bunch of domino's dan you know we do it the people were drawing the allusion to the day that goldwater in howard baker in those guys walked up to the white house people were sluki bolic send that he was done famous backbenchers in have you know shame in bright wh i this is befuddling to me this is the guy who figured out i can't win my reelection so okay i can't win my reelection and now i'm going to you know get something out of it i mean that's what it does not i'm a little bit more more sympathetic to flake than you are i think i i mean i i to me yeah i don't know what his motives are but i do know is that a lot of the reason that jeff flake tank.
"howard baker" Discussed on My Dad Wrote a Porno
"Under for their personalities love to be the center of attention if an audience members asked to come on stage entrepreneurs volunteer blow the blood into a building more is has hit or they volunteer shy friend was known chhoy these books is so good right goes on and on a what we do the whole thing but basically is entirely on point for her accomplished entrepreneur i mean she is in one but yet advocate she does were hooked for recovery famously entirely inaccurate but i feel like rocky would consider an entrepreneur and business one of the things that the website officiate is m a comparison to famous fellow entrepreneurs other people who love this has now us how the this is very good okay who she like who her bedfellows i'll be honest the bedfellows are diverse does harry's oprah we start with a ernest hemingway not too rockies bedfellows surely they also includes eddie murphy i've always said but in duluth all is the eddie also nicolas sarkozy isn't he the corrupt expresident peron's could him in southern guys what about jamiat honest of game of thrones who diverse list also jamie manastir is that the correct his name on a psychological test you can't come past somebody to a fictional character and she is a fictional howard baker barroga fiction regarding this matter okay i can't help but feel that some of these every tat out of date like gabrielle seleced from desperate house lies.
"howard baker" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Uh voters are more motivated by negative partisanship then an attachment to their own party it's much more we've got to stop these evil people from destroying america than it is i believe in my own party and then you put that together with the other reality of our politics that are parties are dividing more and more along racial uh and uh regional lines we have a republican party that's becoming overwhelmingly a white party it it's moving in the wrong direction from the uh remember rights predescessors autopsy that we have to broaden that base and a democratic party that's becoming uh a a really more of a coalition of minorities as the country moves towards having a majority consisting of those minorities you layer race and uh some of the religious divisions and ethnic divisions on top of partisan tribalism and it is really combustible we didn't have that to nearly the same extent i think in the 1960s in we had uh a different party system where democrats and republicans could find some common ground in the middle and where you had statesmanlike howard baker and hugh scott uh joining with the democrats to try and preserve the union and find some common ground it's much harder now and uh and i find it deeply troubling we are seeing at least some counterreaction a civil society that's trying to stand up and and find a different way forward i'm hopeful on that front but i'm fearful otherwise.