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Fresh update on "jake sullivan" discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"It's good that the vaccinations are rolling out. Its good that cases are going down. It's good. The deaths and hospitalizations are going down. We're still not out of this, and we're still gonna have you're probably gonna need, you know, booster type shots, so the federal government's job It'd be you in rolling out these vaccines and getting people vaccinated and then moving on to the rest of the World Department. Healthy Human Service still have a lot of work to do. I don't want a partisan hack in charge of it. I want you if that minimum I want a partisan hack, who has a lot of background and health policy, and he's a bad lawyer. I planted this. He's a bad lawyer when he made every crisis Pregnancy center in California. Put up. Here's where you get it. Abortion sign in there. It's so clearly a violation of the First Amendment got blown out by the Supreme Court. He just a bad lawyer. Yeah, And here's the thing you know, if you get, I know that the secretary of health and human Services in Abide Administration is going to be a pro choice. Fine. That's standard. He's probably decided that Secretary it's probably gonna support taxpayer funding for abortion. Fine. I don't like it. But give me somebody who at least you know, he had some medical background. Give me somebody who actually knows a little bit about health policy who didn't get this because it was like, Okay, we need you who it's there a lot of times, where it seems like the Bible administration's Cabinet selections. It took a whole bunch of names, and they put him in a hat, and they just started randomly assigning them, Which is how you end up with Susan Wright's in charge of domestic policy, and she's not. She's in charge of their obviously, you know, the day is coming. The day is coming. When Wendy Sherman number two, it's ST Is going to walk out blinking won't go out and no one else because it's so embarrassing. She specializes in terrible deal and announces that we're recognizing that China nine Dash line and Iran's right to nuclear weapons in exchange for carbon reductions in 2080 that's coming. Disastrous, But you know, I'm an interesting question would be was the bite administration going to throw the baby out with the bathwater? You knew they wanted to say, Oh, it's a different era were different from Trump. We're gonna embrace our allies, blah, blah, blah. And the question was, Was there anything that Trump Administration was doing that they wanted to keep like the Abraham accords? I think they've least made some relatively good noises on that. I was pleasantly surprised when Jake Sullivan said. Acknowledge China was not cooperating with those who investigators the World Health Organization sent over to move on you on Jake Sullivan. Much depends. Now we have a minute left. The Smith College article in The New York Times is a think inflection point. What do you think of intimacy of Michael Powell stayed around. Hey, is probably one of their writers and columnists who is most inclined to deviate from. Let's just say, you know, hard left progressive Orthodox interests, which is not to say he's a conservative, but he's just a guy who gives the story goes off in a direction that the hard left the Twitter left. Progressives don't like. We will follow it, and he's not quite a Barry White type. He's not quite an Andrew Sullivan type. But he's You know, 11 degree of separation from that crowd woke might come for him. I wouldn't be surprised if they did, which especially is going to get rid of him. You know, the Borg has been renamed the woke. And when the world comes for you at the New York Times, you don't have much of a shot. That's.
US has begun communicating with Iran over hostages
"Iran now finds itself isolated on the world stage again rather than the U. S, as was isolated, it says during the Trump administration now President Joe Biden said he will talk with Iran about nuclear issues after hostages are released. National security advisor Jake Sullivan on CBS. We have begun to communicate with the Iranians on this issue. Yes, and we will continue to do so. As we go forward and are strong message to the Iranians will be that it we will not accept Ah long term proposition where they continue to hold Americans in an unjust and on unlawful manner.
Fresh update on "jake sullivan" discussed on KMOX Programming
"We bring Stephen Moore onto the show. Right now. Washington is quite get very, very, very rich off of this, and that's one of things. I hate most about this bill on everything happening in the United States Now Donald Trump came in, and one of his greatest pledges was drained the swamp to take power away from Washington. Well, this does just the opposite, right? Just doesn't drain the scrap It refills the swamp. We're seeing Luis comes to talk. 97 1 FM talk Securing America. President Biden's national security advisor Jake Sullivan is facing many issues on domestic and global fronts on the pandemic, Sullivan said on CBS's face The Nation as the World Health Organization prepares a report on the origin of covert 19 the USS question because we do not believe that China has made available sufficient original data. Into how this pandemic began to spread. Sullivan also discussed Iran as the U. S. Seeks to re engage in the nuclear deal. There are American hostages there that Sullivan says they're being addressed. You will not accept. Long term proposition where they continue to hold Americans in an unjust and on unlawful manner, Sullivan says of the solar winds. Hack Russia is believed to be responsible, he adds. The intelligence community is working to sharpen the attribution that the last administration made, he says the response will come in weeks. Not months Following.
White House: China And WHO Need To 'Step Up' On Investigation Into Origin Of Pandemic
"The White House is calling on China and the World Health Organization to step up an investigation into the origin of the Corona virus pandemic As NPR's Barbra's front reports President Biden's national security advisor says the administration has concerns over data from China. Jake Sullivan told CBS's face the Nation. The Biden administration has questions about an upcoming report from the W H O about the pandemics origins. We need a credible, open, transparent international investigation led by the World Health Organization, he added. The administration does not believe that China has made sufficient original data available. To examine how the pandemic spread both in China and globally, Sullivan said. Biden did raise the issue during his recent call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Barbara
Fresh update on "jake sullivan" discussed on KMOX Programming
"Securing America. President Biden's national security advisor Jake Sullivan is facing many issues on domestic and global fronts on the pandemic, Sullivan said on CBS's face The Nation as the World Health Organization prepares a report on the origin of covert 19. The U. S has question because we do not believe that China has made available sufficient original data. Into how this pandemic began to spread. Sullivan also discussed Iran as the U. S. Seeks to re engage in the nuclear deal. There are American hostages there that Sullivan says they're being addressed. You will not accept. Long term proposition where they continue to hold Americans in an unjust and on unlawful manner, Sullivan says of the solar winds. Hack Russia is believed to be responsible, he adds. The intelligence community is working to sharpen the attribution that the last administration made, he says a response will come in weeks. Not months following.
Sullivan says Biden ready for talks with Iran over nuclear program
"The head of the u n nuclear watchdog says iran will continue to offer access to nuclear sites but with less access. Iran has been trying to pressure europe in the biden administration into returning to the twenty twenty-fifth nuclear deal white house national security advisor. Jake sullivan i. Joe biden is intent determined to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Second he believes that hard headed clear. Eyed diplomacy is the best way to do that and so he's prepared to go to the table to talk to the iranians about how we get strict constraints back on their nuclear program. That offers still
Iran warns Biden as it pushes ahead with plan to cut nuclear inspections
"The U. N nuclear watchdog says Iran will continue to offer access to nuclear sites but with less access. Iran has been trying to pressure Europe in the Biden administration into returning to the 2015 nuclear deal. White House National security advisor Jake Sullivan first Joe Biden is intent determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Second, he believes that hardheaded, clear eyed diplomacy is the best way to do that. And so he's prepared to go to the table to talk to the Iranians about how we get strict constraints back on their nuclear program. That offer still stands. Sullivan on CBS's face The Nation.
Biden ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen
"Joe biden announced on thursday that the united states was ending support for grinding. Five saudi led military offensive in yemen. That has deepened suffering in the arabian peninsula's poorest country. Calling the move part of restoring a us emphasis on diplomacy democracy and human rights. The war has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe biden until diplomats in his first visit to the state department is president. This war has to end. The reversal is one of a series of changes. Biden laid out on thursday. That he said would mark a course correction for us foreign policy. That's after donald trump and some republican and democratic administrations before his aid. It authoritarian leaders abroad in the name of stability the announcement on yemen fulfills a campaign pledge but it also shows biden putting the spotlight on a major humanitarian crisis that the united states has helped aggravate the reversing of policy also comes as a rebuke to saudi arabia a global oil giant and us strategic partner. Saudi arabia responded on thursday welcoming an assurance by biden that the us would continue cooperation. On the kingdom's defense the ending of us support for the offensive will affect any us operations against the yemen based al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. National security advisor. Jake sullivan said biden. Also announced an end to relevant. Us arm sales but gave no immediate details on. Won't that would mean the administration already said it was posing some of the billions of dollars in arms deals with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates saudi arabia's main partner in its yemeni offensive
Biden vows to rebuild alliances, says "America is back" in foreign policy
"President Joe Biden laying out his U. S foreign policy plan at the State Department today later today, I'm going to go up on the eighth floor and send a clear message to the world. America is back. America is back. Diplomacy is back. You are the center. All that I tend Do. CBS is Stephen Portnoy With more on Joe Biden administration's approach to foreign policy Shouldn't Biden's national security advisor says the U. S is intent on holding Russia accountable for the solar winds Hack and for the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Is it going to stop Vladimir Putin from doing everything we don't like? Of course not. But Jake Sullivan says the Biden administration believes it will take a firmer And more effective posture with Moscow than the Trump Administration. Sullivan also says the U. S. Will defend LGBT Q rights abroad, the United States will speak out and act. On behalf of these rights is we go. Steven Portnoy, CBS
How The Biden Administration Can Tackle America's Longest War
"Administration is reviewing its options in many areas of foreign policy, including Afghanistan. It is America's longest war and in a deal with the Taliban. Last year, the Trump Administration agreed to withdraw U. S troops by May, but The new administration says the Taliban is not keeping its end of the bargain, hinting that U. S troops will likely stay longer. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports a former U. S government and U. N expert on Afghanistan, Rina Amiri knows that Americans are tired of fighting endless wars. Now we're trying to win the peace. But she says the Trump administration left a complicated hand. Amiri, now with New York University, says the U. S emboldened the Taliban. By negotiating the withdrawal schedule and keeping to it even as violent spite and Afghan peace talks faltered. And now what we have the situation where the Taliban feels very much they have won this war that they're winning this war that the peace agreement is simply a cover for withdrawal for the U. S. The U. S still has 2500 troops in Afghanistan under the deal with the Taliban, they're supposed to be gone a few months from now. But Biden's national security advisor Jake Sullivan, says the administration is taking a hard look at whether the Taliban are meeting their commitments to break ties with terrorists, reduce violence and negotiate in a serious way with the Afghan government. And in that context, we make decisions and now our force posture and our diplomatic strategy going forward. That's welcome news to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He told the Aspen Institute last week that he expects a U. S team in Kabul soon, and he's gotten good signals from Secretary of State Tony Blinken. A promised me robust diplomacy in the region. Full coordination with us in a focus on ending 40 years of violence, the bidet administration may be promising too much, though Laurel Miller of the International Crisis Group says it's signaling that it wants to keep some US troops in Afghanistan for counterterrorism purposes and wants a peace deal that protects the democratic and human rights gains of the past two decades. Those are all perfectly fine and understandable things to be saying Again in the very first days of the administration, but ultimately you can't have all of the above. Miller says The Biden administration will have to prioritize. There cannot be both a negotiated peace and keeping some troops even a small number in Afghanistan for counterterrorism or any other purposes Because the Taliban won't agree to that there can't be a negotiated peace and No change in the nature of the system of governance and and writes in Afghanistan. U. S officials have long said they would protect women's rights in Afghanistan. Rina Amiri says not following through on that could send the wrong signal to Islamist groups elsewhere, so she thinks the U. S needs to get the diplomacy, right. And she'd like to see a third party, perhaps from the U. N manage the peace process. It will also be more helpful for the U. S. Because right now, everything right on the U. S. You need a manager of this peace process Right now. We do not have a manager. A State Department spokesperson says the U. S will support the Afghan peace process with a quote senior and robust American diplomatic effort. Trump Administration's envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, remains on the job. Even a secretary Blinken builds out the team. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington
Biden presses Iran diplomacy as new special envoy tapped
"The Biden administration says it's going to revamp and enhanced diplomacy toward Iran national security advisor Jake Sullivan says restoring limits on Iran's nuclear program is a top priority and that means getting back to diplomacy that can put the program in a box then he says the Biden administration can turn to reining in Iran's regional ambitions speaking at an event hosted by the U. S. institute of peace Sullivan says Iran's other bad behavior is going to have to be addressed but a critical early priority has to be to deal with what he calls an escalating nuclear crisis as Iran moves closer to having enough fissile material for a weapon Ben Thomas Washington
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"Says he'll review the agreement reached between the Trump administration and the Taliban in Afghanistan last year. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports. Biden's national security advisor, has already spoken with his Afghan counterpart. According to the National Security Council, Jake Sullivan toe Afghan officials that the U. S remains committed to achieving a permanent cease fire. Sullivan said the Biden administration will look into whether the Taliban are abiding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence. As President Donald Trump reduced the number of U. S troops stationed in Afghanistan to 2500, Biden's nominee for Secretary of state. Tony Blinken, told Congress at his confirmation hearing that by them wants to bring US forces home. But he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and writes for girls and women are not threatened. I saw Roscoe NPR news, the White House.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"President biden says he'll review the agreement reached between the trump administration and the taliban in afghanistan last year. Npr's showed roscoe reports biden's national security advisor has already spoken with his afghan counterpart according to the national security council. Jake sullivan toll. Afghan officials that the us remains committed to achieving a permanent ceasefire sullivan said the biden administration will look into whether the taliban are at biding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence as president. Donald trump reduce the number of us troops stationed in afghanistan to two thousand five hundred bide his nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken told congress at his confirmation hearing that biden wants to bring us forces home but he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and rights for girls and women are not threatened. Aisha roscoe npr news. The white house there continues to be a major gulf between how many covid nineteen vaccine dozes have been delivered to states and the number of people who actually got vaccinated the cdc reports only about fifty percent. The available shots have been given so far as wellstone reports. It's a confusing national picture with governors in some states like west. Virginia georgia new york clamoring for more supplies and many who oversee vaccine distribution say. They still don't know week to week exactly what they'll beginning. Meanwhile more than half of states have now opened a vaccine eligibility to people over sixty five. Jennifer nozoe is at johns hopkins university. Ryan have to shift at least in part away from this sort of slow stepwise work of trying to schedule a high priority individuals to more of a mass vaccination approach a recent national survey finds more than half of americans don't know exactly when or where they'll get vaccinated for npr news. I'm wellstone. Us corona virus infections have now surpassed twenty four million eight hundred thousand more than four hundred. Fourteen thousand people have died. This is npr. Pope francis has issued a warning on the danger of misinformation just days after he was the subject of a fake news report. Npr silvio pohjola reports. The pope praise journalists but also warned. News can be manipulated in his message for the catholic churches world. Communications day francis said the risk of misinformation being spread on social media is evident to everyone and manipulation of us and images is often prompted by sheer narcissism. He did not mention a false report that went viral earlier. This month that he had been arrested by italian police. Francis expressed words of gratitude for journalists who often risk their lives to report on the hardships endured by persecuted minorities in various parts of the world. But he added. Investigative reporting is often replaced by a tendentious narrative created in newsrooms and he urged journalists to hit the streets and verify situations firsthand. Super bowl jolie. Npr news rome. One of the best known television interviewers. Larry king has died. The peabody award winner is being remembered for interviewing literally thousands of people celebrities presidents philosophers literary figures even criminals over more than sixty years. He had said he was always engrossed in the conversation. Always listening to the answer. I'm always learning so. I guess i'm better every day at learning. Larry king died at a hospital in los angeles. This is npr.
US official: Biden proposing 5-year extension of nuke treaty
"US officials say president Biden is proposing a five year extension of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia the new start treaty is set to expire next month it's the last remaining agreement constraining the U. S. and Russian nuclear weapons limiting each country to no more than one thousand five hundred and fifty deployed nuclear warheads Russia has said for some time it would welcome an extension and while the trump administration did make a late bid to extend the treaty he came with conditions rejected by Russia US officials speaking on condition of anonymity says national security advisor Jake Sullivan plans to convey the extension proposal to Russia's ambassador to the U. S. meanwhile NATO secretary general is calling on the U. S. and Russia to extend the treaty and to broaden it Ben Thomas Washington
Alexei Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic Navalny to be kept in custody
"Kelly. Alex Sandoval, Knee. Russia's most prominent political opposition leader, is back in Russia last August. You may recall he was poisoned with a lethal nerve agent. Of only was airlifted to Germany for treatment. He nearly died, but he vowed to get better. And when he did to return to Russia yesterday, he made good on that promise and was immediately arrested for violating the terms of an earlier suspended prison sentence. Was quickly tried in front of a judge inside a room at a police station outside Moscow. Will world leaders are condemning Navalny's detention. They're calling for his release from or on how the events of these past couple days have played globally. We're joined by Ambassador Michael McFaul. He served as U. S ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration ambassador. Welcome back Makes driving. So I was struck by current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeting that he is deeply troubled by Navalny's arrest and by incoming national security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeting that the attack on the volley is outrageous and calling for his immediate release. Making this that rarest of things. I think agreement between the outgoing and incoming administrations. What might this tell us about how this could backfire against Putin possibly isolate him further on the world stage? Well, I noticed those two tweets, too. I also noticed two dozen tweets from Secretary Pompeo about China on just one about Navalny on guy was glad to see that Jake Sullivan did speak out. He's found his voice on Twitter already. As the new national Security advisor. I think there's a lot of consensus about what is happening internally inside Russia in the United States between Democrats, Republicans and our allies in Europe on I think it's right to speak out about it. Remember, President Trump? Never did he's got he's got one day left. So maybe we're gonna hear something tomorrow but not on Twitter look like but not on Twitter, but not a single word ever about By human rights violations in Russia. So that's the good news. The harder news is, what do you do about it? That you can affect things inside? I'm optimistic that the new team is thinking very hard about that issue. Not just statements but actions. But you know, it's hard. It is hard to bring about domestic change in other countries. Why do you think Navalny went back? He knew he would be arrested right away. I know Alex involving he had no choice. In his view his job. His mission in life is to end what he considers a criminal regime in Russia. They tried to kill him is you just reported hey, then called up one of the killers by the way, and got them to confess that they did. He went to get treatment, but he was not going to elect Putin chase him out of his own country. Remember, Mr Navalny is a very patriotic man, and he was not going to allow them to do that. He had to go back on, you know, to fight this regime. The Kremlin has denied poisoning Navalny, I I know from having interviewed you and past that you do not buy that. I do wonder now that the attention of the world is on navalny. Does that protect him in any way? Does it make it harder for those holding him? To mistreat him and think maybe nobody will notice. It does when the world watches it helps people like Navalny and other countries around the world. I think there's no doubt about that. Um, it also means that it raises the stakes for other countries to do something about it right. I mean Putin's playing a game of chicken right now, with the new Biden administration. In many ways they were walking in Their first major foreign policy crisis, and he's waiting to see Do they just put in a few sanctions and then move on to other things? Or do they do something radically different? It will be fascinating to watch and, of course, Russia. I'll just note briefly, as has in past brushed off criticism, says Western leaders. They're just trying to distract from their own domestic was do they have in a few seconds? Ambassador Do they have something of a point there? No, We gotta get our democracy in order at home, but we could walk into his gum at the same time. Two wrongs do not make a right. Michael McFaul. He is former U. S ambassador to Russia and author of From Cold War, Too Hot Peace, Ambassador McFaul. Good to Speak with You. Thanks
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison
"Saudi Terrorism Court has sentenced a leading women's rights activist Nearly six years in prison. MPR's Jackie Northam reports New Jane L. Has Lulu led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia. But just weeks before the driving ban was lifted in the spring of 2018. She and several other female activists were arrested. Slew was convicted, among other things, of agitating for change and pursuing a foreign agenda. But human rights groups say the Saudi government is trying to quash to send has little sister Lena says a reduced sentence and time served me She may be out of prison in less than three months. Incoming national security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted That has sloughs conviction was unjust in troubling and that the Biden administration will stand up against human rights violations.
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison
"Terrorism court has sentenced a leading women's rights activist to nearly six years in prison. NPR's Jackie Northam reports New Jane L. Has Lulu led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia. But just weeks before the driving ban was lifted in the spring of 2018, she and several other female activists were arrested. Ah, Slew was convicted, among other things of agitating for change and pursuing a foreign agenda. But human rights groups say the Saudi government is trying to quash to send Has little sister Lena says a reduced sentence and time served means she may be out of prison in less than three months. Incoming National security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted that house lose conviction was unjust in troubling And that the Biden administration will stand up against human rights violations.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"A lot of these people are part of the establishment that has, you know, kind of changed as well. But it's important to note that they do have a lot of relationships with a lot of Republican lawmakers, which you would hope that that would smooth over some of the confirmation hearings, But we can hopefully see maybe some bipartisanship working out through there. The allies know them as well. So They're gonna be ready to step in and start working. The learning curve for them will be a lot quicker. Basically, some of them are so well, obviously John Kerry's meth almost, You know, when he was secretary of state, he met almost every leader in the world who know but he is not going back with Secretary of State. He's going back to be basically climate change star and that's really his greatest passion, and he was instrumental in Get in the United States and negotiating the Paris climate accord that President Trump withdrew from. He also was the key negotiator in pushing through the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump called the worst agreement ever negotiated. But Kerry will have nothing to do with Iran. He will have everything to do with climate and I think that attitude's me and I did. Dates have changed since 2016 about climate change with all the wild fires and the floods and all the hurricanes and everything that's been happening, so there is definitely going to be some sort of Ah, immediate reversal there. That's clear, but the others Jake Sullivan, who's going to be the national security advisor, Linda Thomas Greenfield, both of them are well known. Tony Blinken. They're all known all across the world. They have contacts they can pick up the phone. It's not going to be like people will be meeting them for the first time and saying, Who is this person? How can I get along with them? They already have relationships with people. It's a very experienced group. Does the leg. Biden has said that he wants to make his Cabinet very diverse and reflect America where we do have some firsts in this is well and Alejandro. My orcas is going to be the nation's first Latino homeland Security secretary and several Haines she's going to be the Female director of national intelligence. She was a former deputy director of the CIA, So we do have some big first in there as well. We have a big first there, and there are probably more to come and coming days. This is just the national security team, which has relied heavily on experienced people who tend to be older, so in coming days and weeks for probably going to see some newer faces Who are going to be introduced to America, So we have a lot more first coming, I think, but this is some indication that that he wants people to tell him what he needs to hear. Not what he wants to hear. Well, it'll be interesting to keep following this and see how President Elect Joe Biden continues to build his team, so we'll just keep on it and keep an eye out for it all. Harold Morello, diplomatic correspondent of the Washington Post, thank you very much for joining us. Thank you for having me. I enjoyed it. While the bottom transition has begun, President Trump still has refused to concede the election. His legal team has been a mess and fighting the outcome of the election. With no real evidence of widespread effort to steal the election, the legal team even took the steps of ousting Sidney Powell, one of the lawyers who appeared with Rudy Giuliani. Push some of the most Atlantis conspiracy theories about the elections, including that some Republican governors were part of the plot. It seems that might have been a step too far. More on the legal team shakeup will speak to Philip Bump national correspondent at The Washington Post. So it's pretty clear the city power was invest in the legal team President Trump himself It touted her as being part of his very capable group that was gonna be guiding this. Essentially what happened is immediately after the election had some real lawyers, real actual law firms filing cases on his behalf. None of which alleges the sort of fraud that Giuliani has since been talking about Trump and doubles document, obviously, because there isn't dating evidence that that occurred, those lawyers dropped off overtime after losing cases and after became apparent that they're being asked to do the impossible..
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
Biden to nominate Tony Blinken as secretary of state
"Elect Joe Biden is building out his national security team, naming a woman to head the intelligence community for the first time and tapping a close confidante as secretary of state. More from NPR's Michele Kelemen. Biden calls his team experienced and crisis tested. He's naming his longtime adviser, Tony Blinken, as secretary of state and tapping veteran diplomat Linda Thomas Greenfield to another Cabinet, post U S ambassador to the U. N. If confirmed, Alejandro, my Orcas will be the first Latino to run the Department of Homeland Security. And every Haynes will be the first woman disservice. Director of National Intelligence Biden will have one of the youngest national security Advisors Jake Sullivan, and he's created a new cabinet level position within the NSC to combat climate change that will be former Secretary of State John Kerry.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"He was then vice President Biden's nationals. Kerry, adviser in the White House and a senior adviser to then Secretary of State Clinton. He will be the youngest national Secure advisor in 60 years to talk about the new national security team. We turn to Wendy Sherman, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs during the Obama administration, who has worked closely with all of these people. When you Sherman welcome back to the news hour, Tony Blinken Is one of Biden's oldest advisers. There's Blinken reflect Biden's caution. I think this team represents the diversity of America. The professionalism, the experience the seasoning that we need in a time of enormous challenge. So what I think the president elect has done here is put together in the beginning of his team that can reach out across America and reach out across the world. Tony Blinken, the president elect the vice president elect all understand that 2021 is not 2016 the world has changed. America has changed, and we've got a lot of tough challenges ahead. You mention the diversity of these pics. What? What? This is not his team of rivals. Of course, President Obama brought in his chief political Rivals, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Are you concerned about any group? Think among this group. Don't think so. These are all people with a keen intellect who are ready to debate with each other. I've been inside rooms with all of them. None of them are shrinking violence, They all will speak their minds. There will be pretty rigorous debate. There was not agreement among these players in the Obama administration. I don't expect there will always be agreement within the Bible administration. The Obama National Security Council, as you know, was accused of micromanaging by multiple agencies, especially the Pentagon. Do you believe that? That will be a concern under Jake Sullivan? One of the things that's very positive here is that Jake Sullivan was a senior adviser and head of policy planning for Secretary Clinton at the State Department. So he has been both at the White House and inside a department so we understands the push and pull Historically, nobody who sits in a department wants the White House to be operational. The White House always says it doesn't want to be operational and then finds it hard, sometimes not to try to be. But I think that Jake will want to reflect the president elects point of view the what he's driving for what he striving for working with the vice president elect. Jake will run a very honest process to hear from all parts of the national security and foreign policy community, which is quite large on Dhue will want to take those views into account Blinken and the expected nominee for Defense secretary Michelle, Florida, You both started a strategic consulting firm after they left government. Most recently it made them a lot of money gave them clients, of course, whose concerns were more profit than national security. Is that revolving door an issue Do you think Don't think so, because we all have to be very transparent. I've been in the private sector still do some consulting. And if you go into government, you have to make it clear what you have done who your clients have been. There are ethics rules, which, actually, the Biden Harris administration will follow. About not being engaged in decisions which might have affected your pocketbook or your firm's pocketbook. They're very good guidance around those ethics and I have no doubt That all of this team will follow those ethical consideration after Elaine's the nominee to be the director of national intelligence. She has talked about reducing civilian casualties in the past, But she was also in the National Security Council staff, helping architect the increased drone strikes in Afghanistan on Pakistan, a longtime aide Of Joe Biden will she be accepted both by progressives on also those who are looking for the intelligence community to be less politicized? There is no question in my mind that several hands is thought about politics. She is about policy. This is an extraordinary individual. She is both a physicist and a lawyer. She is just unbelievably thoughtful, rigorous In her assessment of the situation, she will not play games with intelligence. She want one intelligence to have its rightful place at the table. But understanding that the intelligence community is not make policy. She will make sure that if there is another pandemic, she does not sit on that information. That President elect Biden Vice President elect Harris know what is coming at them? She will not withhold information. She won't be transparent. Wendy Sherman, thank you very much. Thank you, Nick. And now with some important late breaking developments on the presidential transition, I'm joined once again by our White House correspondent. You, Michelle Center, You mean ish. Judy. The moment that we've all been waiting for that President Elect Joe Biden has been waiting for has arrived. The head of the General Services Administration has now ascertained the transition. That means that this official transition is getting started. She writes in the letter that we just obtained that she will be releasing, among other things, $6.3 million to Joe Biden to start this transition. This happened, I'm told by sources because there was mounting pressure on the GOP side to get this started, with senators like Rob Portman and Lamar Alexander and others saying that the president had exhausted all his legal options. Other thing to note is that President Trump is continuing to fight so Emily Murphy is saying that she is not swayed by politics in this letter, she says. She has to ascertain and determine the winner of this election based off of trusted sources on and she is essentially saying that Joe Biden is the winner here, but we should watch for President Trump's reaction. She he could possibly fire her. He could also try to stop this process, but officially it has finally begun. This, of course, has been weeks in the making with people all over this country, including Joe Biden himself, saying that this was long overdue. Very important development. You mission as you point out. This is something that has been expected since shortly after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election. It is now coming Two weeks after that, you Michelle Sender. Thank you again. In the day's other news, AstraZeneca became the third major company to report promising results on a covert 19 vaccine..
Janet Yellen, Biden’s Expected Treasury Pick, Has Broken More Than Gender Barriers
"We report. That president elect joe biden plans to tap former federal reserve chair. Janet yellen as the nation's next treasury secretary our national political reporter ken. Thomas has more details. If confirmed by the senate would make history as the first woman to lead the treasury department. This is a decision. That's rooted in the administration's preparations to drive the economic recovery. From the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic yellen has been an advocate for more government stimulus and warned that the recovery will be uneven if congress doesn't spend more to fight unemployment and keep small businesses afloat. She's viewed by the biden team. Is someone with a lot of credibility around the world and someone who could work closely with the fed and the executive branch to engineer. More financial support of congress is hesitant to pass more stimulus and the key point here in a divided congress. Yellen has a track record of receiving republicans support biden and also revealed. He picks for other posts today including some officials from the former obama administration. Tony blinken biden's longtime foreign policy. Adviser has been nominated to be secretary of state biden's tapping one hundred may orcas to lead the department of homeland security. If confirmed he'd be the first latino. Delete the department jake sullivan. A veteran of the state department and a long time by need will be national security adviser and biden his turning to admiral hanes a deputy national security adviser under president obama to be the director of national intelligence and lastly biden is turning to familiar face. He's going to make former secretary of state. John kerry a special presidential envoy for climate change. That's a sign of how important climate will be for his administration. These are all people who know joe biden. Well the worked for him for years. In lincoln's case for nearly two decades in it shows how the biden transition is trying to project competence and experience as he makes his selections biden in his phone. Calls with world. Leaders has been stressing the idea that the us will soon be back as he puts it when he takes office. And even as president trump has disputed the outcome of the election biden is trying to move forward with his picks and signal that the us will be returning to a sense of normalcy on the global
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Hooah saying democrats are so hopeless was been hopeless what was going to be hopeless twenty eighteen twenty twenty s already lost because we're not standing up for right issues not is the hope that actually no we started working things out and over time we are going to get it right and we have a chance of beating donald trump in twenty twenty you know there have been issues on which democrats have been on defense for many years healthcare is a prime example of where over time we've sort of thought this could end up being a political ability for us in some way you had the brief moment of energy behind getting obamacare passed but then many more years of just getting into a defensive crouch around it in two thousand eighteen democr rats have come out swinging on that issue which is the number one issue for americans the number one issue is healthcare costs health insurance and i think we have seized the initiative on it with a sense of purpose and energy and optimism that is going to have a profound impact in two thousand eighteen and looking ahead to twenty twenty so that is one area where i already have seen democrats really stepping up if you look at connor lambs race in western pennsylvania another issue that democrats have been playing defense on for a long time unions made that a central part of his campaign what it has gone too far the decline in collective bargaining power for workers is part of what's hollowing out the middle class and gosh darn it we are going to support public unions and we're gonna come back on this that too has another area were democrats and move from the back foot to the front foot more broadly i think part of the reason that you hear so much of the critique of democrats today is because they all say well there's no unified message there's no standard bear we'll of course that's the mitch that we're going to have an open primary and twenty twenty so there isn't going to be a single person today and secondly this election in two thousand eighteen going to be played out in senate and house races in very different parts of the country where individual candidates are taking the measure of their district and building on a platform of common values to create their own strategy to win and so far the results have been pretty darn good so i find this talk about the lack of a clear national message that you know is standing up against trump is them to not be nearly as challenging problematic as many in the kind of washington echo chamber least who are wringing their hands have made it out to be and i actually think in individual districts democrats are seeing the basic insight of my piece which is making an argument for mobilized ambitious effective government helps all people's problems because those problems have gotten so big due to the supply side ideology of the republicans people are making that argument different ways and the results so far suggests that it is likely to work now could we lose the house and could we be sitting here at the end of the year and saying gosh we really have gone completely wrong we could but i actually believe where we are right now is in a much better place than the conventional wisdom suggests in terms of where not just the energy and ideas of the party are but how they are being operationalized in this campaign season i vape persuasive and honestly anybody who's listened to his conversation and who goes and reads article in the journal should be convinced that as much lively and deep analysis thinking going on but democrat party of sort of conventional wisdom on on twitter and sewn with sometimes have it so thank you so much coming on custovic thanks for having me really appreciate it thank you so much for listening to his episode of the good fight lots of listeners have been spreading the word about the show if you have been enjoying the podcast please be like them rate the show on itunes or about it shed on facebook twitter so back in time and replace those gaas league goss from ads in the world cup's final with as full vid good fight and democracies everywhere and finally he's missed russians oh comments about the show to the good fight at new amount thank you for listening to this podcast from new america this recording carries a creative commons four point o international license thanks to silent partner for their song chess pieces to learn more about new america please visit new america dot org.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Is not a problem that doesn't mean that you sort of by degree starting to resemble donald trump vets sort of mistake analysis well it does raise i think fundamental point which i briefly allude to but do not resolve in my piece and that is the issue of having a villain as part of your economic narrative donald trump has a clear villain or a series of villains to include every second billon state and see some fifth avenue the i exactly right so bernie sanders had a clear villain the millionaires and billionaires the wall street bankers the washington special interests one of the other ways in which hillary's economic policy arguments couldn't gain traction was that she's less inclined to describe dylan she likes describing solutions as opposed to diagnosing and the diagnosis piece often comes with saying here's why this is happening it's happening because of that thing or those people i do think that this moment has opened up for much bolder action but in the storytelling aspect of politics democrats have to think long and hard about this question how much do they tilt towards a villain based set of arguments versus something that's a little more systemic in abstract and ken the latter be effective at all i mean my natural instinct coming from minnesota is not to have villains we can all get along everybody's good person it's at tre and really we just should work together to solve these problems elizabeth warren and bernie sanders had gotten great traction by being much sharper in their diagnosis about who's to blame and i think in politics that usually works pretty well so that's an open question for me that we're going to have to grapple with the question is can you have a clear villain and yet you don't simplify so much that it sounds is going to be elected never finger will be resolved immediately because that i'm not willing to do for strategic reasons in order to win against the populace we don't just have to win will have to be reelected and make sure populace done take the four years from now that's from the public on half because once elected they can either stay in power food or two trucks or frankly as with donald trump i think is optimally do i don't care what happens after right right and we're in a different situation because we don't just cabot getting one kind of exit we care about extra stabilizing political system and so can you have very cleveland and yet but honesty we're talking about earlier of saying and i was gonna take out in one moment and it's gonna be hot and you lives not on a complete transform the night so you know if i make real progress but not a knitted progress trust that deliverance and that's a difficult socal just quit just coming back to twenty sixteen again i guess if you think about elections as turning on a number of different factors for sure especially twenty sixteen which had a multitude of factors but one being dominant factor and that is who's on your side fighting for yeah i think democrats as a party and the progressive movement in general has worked to do to make let's say the american people some undifferentiated mass but to make a large number of persuadable voters believe that we are on their side we are fighting for them that is partly about what an individual candidate can carry in a presidential election and that will depend on who end up nominating and twenty twenty but it's also partly about tackling kind of general view that the democrats are creatures of the coasts and creatures of washington and you know we can't really count on them and so i do think and this is maybe an error in a way that i made in the article which is all about economic policy that i kind of left the political reform aspect off to the side thinking that's for some other people to deal with that the threshold issue to even get into an economic policy conversation to convince people you're going to be able to to deliver at least in part for them is to be able to convince them actually what i'm going to washington to make it work for you and i think democrats have an uphill climb on that heading into this next election so perfect because i wanted to finish combs ation by asking you how you would give a little bit of comfort and hope to many people let's he was everyday on twitter and so on.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Illustrate this point is that the wealthiest americans make one dollar out of every ten they make from purely labor income and the other nine dollars from largely accumulation of wealth and so it saying to people basically yeah right now the tax system is skewed and in a way working americans are getting screwed because as a percentage of what they're making they're having to pay more than some of the richest americans who are having most of the money that they earn in a given year completely shielded from tax ation is that fair this basic point can be quite potent and goes beyond just saying we need all this money to pay for progressive agenda it's also about how you think about just kind of the the basic nature of what a fair distribution of of tax scheme looks like so i think you're you're one hundred percent correct on a similar level how do you address the obvious on fantasies of big pods of the national international economic system the fact that so many people manage to hide the money in tax havens so many corporations manage to pot a lot of the money abroad perfectly legal as the fact that such a big shove income goes to the top assange v income distribution without weakening the case for free trade for example for international engagement yeah i think the best way to do this is actually to dramatically elevate this issue of global tax avoidance which by the way it's not just very wealthy people in america who are doing it it's very wealthy people in many countries around the world of course on the international amounts by the way makes it more difficult in one clue respect than the country in the world who is pleased to european to emulate amata dismiss one respect i think in general mattis don't get to go around featuring to europeans office at the moment unfortunately that in this one respect which is that if you us citizen you have to pay us income tax whatever it is very living but what that's sensible and view pin countries you know if you a citizen and you don't wanna pay tax on clip is incomes in your wealth and so on you know you spend two hundred eighty days a year or a hundred eighty six days i suppose it days a year on a beach in the bahamas it means you have to pay a penny brent and that's crazy that actually mcafee doesn't right so if you look at this not just as a national problem but as a global problem then you have to ask yourself why is it that when we have g twenty meetings the things that we were talking about tend not to focus on questions around how we capture all of these gains that are become evading any tax asian from any national authority anywhere that should be in my view right at the top of the list now there've been some efforts but i feel like they've been much more anemic than they should be so my answer to your question is the united states should lead a global effort to basically say we are gonna harmonize the treatment of the money moving around through these very shell corporations offshore accounts and what have you across the g twenty countries as best we can and we are going to collectively crackdown on this tax and the net result of that will be hundreds of billions of dollars going into government coffers that deserve to be on those coffers and we'll dramatically reduce the level of evasion without this becoming a kind of fortress america situation or disrupting the broader kind of global trade and investment system that would be my answer i agree with that entirely and i think it's one of these of wet you have to be clear about what populism is not to oppose it correctly right so no mine ounces what populism is but you know there's nothing wrong with being emotional politics invest nothing wrong with pointing a finger at problems sometimes even people that deserve to have a finger pointed right so saying hey you know what visit global financial system in which people can hide the money not pay the appropriate amount of tax by the opposite the unjustified against it fest populist in and my sense it's an accurate description on showing motion but of passionate about it.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Present to work we need a new social safety net meaning that by twenty thirty we could have forty percent of the american economy not in traditional employment not in w to employment rather as contractors or freelancers or what have you all of those people should be able to count on health insurance retirement workers compensation sick leave and should be able to count on the same social safety net as people in fulltime employment promise democrats are making second we now have as the norm not the exception to income families so every family ought to be able to count on a basic concept that they will be able to afford childcare and have things like paid leave to support them so that's how we deal with the changing nature work with a new social safety net second we have to look at the concentration of wealth and our country and basically have a much more radical and aggressive taxation scheme and in my view that means taking a hard look not just at tinkering with marginal tax rates on the top one percent but at taxing assets whether through the capital gains system or through wealth is always struck me that this is an area will you can actually make really good principled argument vote coach out of malcolm's right so i think as long as it's just you know we need more taxes or we need high taxes on top of this even if it's just weavings high taxes on top it's easy to heeb as we need more taxes and always being put the high up and being come distribution and back and so a much larger number of people would actually be affected gets quite right much fundamental moral argument to be made here which is hey look good where we drew out axes from as a country and you know what we draw a huge amount of the from income tax we already little of it from corporate tax and we virtually nothing for offense from capital gains tax right so you know what we wanna do we wanna make it much easier to get rich when it makes it much easier if you to start up knives at eighteen or twentyone with no real money and if you make a ton of money to keep a bunch of it but you know what if you have a ton of money and you had how did or you whatever then we actually gonna really robust attacks and so making principled argument that would just looking in the wrong place for exact we're looking at income rather than wealth now being vacation of that is going to be happy distributive but it's not a matter of sort of legis focus in this weird now myopic wheel income tax and play around with brackets it is making a plausible argument about what kind of things we should be drawing revenue from right and the simplest way to illustrate this point i think you've put it better than i even did in my article that the simplest way to.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"The tax bill on thinking we can run in two thousand eighteen on this tax bill and now today they're pulling down ads across the country related to the tax bill because they recognize that it's deeply unpopular so actually in a weird way we are now at the maximum level of distance the tween popular sentiment on the economy and government policy because a candidate who was elected in pot by his rebellion against the sort of the nommik dispensation has now teamed up predictably with the people in his own party who want to take it furthest and so at moment women sentiment is motive elephant was earlier and went actually was elected precisely on the sentiment the policy of it's being put in place is the most extreme distillation i've been solution is actually being too sympathetic to it for the most character troll distortion of what that earlier dispensation right and the real question for what happens going forward is weather people's profound discomfort with the way that these policies are being pursued in this gap you describe whether that is the dominant thing they think about when they go into the voting booth or whether the dominant thing they go into the voting booth thinking about are more on the identity side where they said well yes i would like more government intervention and solutions to these major problems ailing our economy but i'm really worried the democrats are just going to give handouts to minorities and immigrants so i'm gonna vote for the republicans as we go forward i don't think it's going to be a debate between people saying you know everything's fine in the economy just have to keep cutting and slashing and burning government and everything else and those who say no we need to be doing big bold things to help solve your problems that will not be the debate going for the traditional sort of barack obama mitt romney debate the debate going forward will be between the democrats arguing we have solutions to what ails this country and what is keeping you up at night and the republicans essentially arguing don't believe the democrats they don't care about you they only care about those other people that's going to be the debate and the question is whether this change in attitude that we see reflected in opinion surveys reflected in the response to these pieces of legislation and even reflected in things like this mobilization of support for public schools in the most read parts of our whether that ends up mattering because of this extra dimension i have some confidence that actually a solid majority of americans are not going to buy the divide and conquer argument but that's an open question and that is the horse that donald trump will try to ride in twenty twenty obsolete so what do we do what do we run on well so my basic view is that if democrats recognize that at this point not only is the political center of gravity changing but that that is a good thing that democrats can step out and basically say we are in fact the party of franklin roosevelt and lyndon johnson and we are going to propose big bold government solutions to the challenges ahead of us but and that's the old democrats part that we're going to reembrace the basic dispensation of old democrats when it comes to the mvp and boldness of potential government solutions but we live in a new landscape with the new economy so the solutions themselves to be new and that's how i get to this notion that essentially what we need a form of new old democrats old democrats in terms of their commitment to bold action new in terms of how that bold action actually plays out against a new economy and so what is the basic set of pillars i described four in my article the first is that in the changing nature of work right now there's all these discussions about the future of work and i think it's already here i think it is basically the.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"The american people are thinking about the relationship between the government and the free market but i believe we're at the start of the tide possibly a multi decade tied in the other direction and there's a number of different indicators for this i if you look at pinon surveys on the role of government where two point now where you have a substantial majority of americans saying we believe government should be doing more not less those numbers were inverted in nineteen ninety five just before bill clinton declared the era of big government to be over second on actual individual policies it should not come as a surprise to people that both the health care and tax bills that the republicans pursued last year are dramatically unpopular not just among democrats but among independents and even their popularity among republicans is in some doubt third donald trump himself when he ran in two thousand sixteen and really understood his own base republican base was running on a set of things he hasn't followed through on as president but this is the pitch he was making more taxes on the rich but trillion dollars in public works for structure keep your hands off social security and medicare and maybe even impose something like glass steagle which he floated during the campaign and then the final thing and the fact that they will horrified by that and try to club him on that is actually one of the things that we can republican primary opponents right exactly because his republican primary opponents were wrong footed not just by the circus that surrounded donald trump but by the fact that he could come in and actually challenge republican orthodoxy supplyside orthodoxy in these ways and the republican base aided up yeah the initial instincts republican politicians whose fee had been flamini years to be painted as rhinos and so on was to say there's a rhino right i mean he wants to give you a healthcare whatever you know that's not what we stand for that we should yes now trump doesn't really care about and so he comes into office and he essentially outsources the domestic agenda to paul ryan and mitch mcconnell who are holding fast to their old ideology and they actually appear to be so committed and i've been skeptical of his point that the beginning a little too easy in a little too lip the they seem to be so committed to those parts of economic platform that the very willing to give up on all kinds of aspects of supposed respectful constitution of ruto flow and so on yes they will so it is a very unholy alliance but but now is just getting to crouching about the trump administration but the reason this is important is because they had the votes because they have the legacy in the vestiges of the republican party that was committed to this supplyside orthodoxies they have the votes so they almost get healthcare on although it stopped in part because of popular mobilization and they get.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"As a jumping off point to then link to some of these other issues a guy like mitch landrieu talks about very difficult issues in in respect to race in the confederate statues or new orleans status as a sanctuary city similarly in ways that are connected to larger narratives about the common safety or who we are as a community or a country so i i actually think we will see a range of different ways of doing this but most candidates will catch onto this over the course or potential candidates will catch onto this as they look ahead to twenty twenty one point that i would emphasize on this is that if we are going to succeed in this particular theme of your podcast growth has to be a central part of the story yeah economic it cannot just be a story of fairness because fairness in a way almost necessarily involves some more zerosum concept of redistribution someone's getting from someone else in order to produce the fairness whereas an economic growth story a story that says we can drive into the future and all do better allows you in a way to have a common unifying narrative that is positive optimistic and positive sum that then also allows you to touch on all of these other issues and by the way those kerala re of what you're saying completely agree with which is that liberal democracies of a full new reggie tolerant and saw one obvious shortcomings with possible during the you rapid economic growth and make it hot and hotta easy comic growth actually slows in a sustainable way now a lot of economists believe that we about to enter cyclist ignatius so on likely to mason debate i don't get cvs for that i'm in right now the economy is actually growing at a healthy clip after long recession stagnation and so on but if it's true that we basically have virtually no economic wealth distribution for next forty fifty years i think we're gonna be in a world of trump yeah so that's that's a side abs of asian i think we've got deep into the analysis wanna make sure that we also hear something about where to go from here because as i read this videon sting article that jewish new publis in democracy journal the new opening now for moral bust economic policies that you see not just the rights of people who would consider themselves vase with forty apart of last of follow but you have you was the new dispensation where amounts more broadly actually willing to see the state take on bishops foams of economic reform that actually really moved us to a slight different let's say cuisine so what do you mean by that what do you think the main adamant so that might be yeah so the way that i look back at america's relatively recent history is that if if you look at the political center of gravity nearly nineteen seventies even a republican president richard nixon was supporting the kinds of policies that we would today consider quite left whether it was not single payer but really aggressive national healthcare or a form of universal basic income or new government agencies like the occupational health and safety administration or for that matter i tell an anecdote in my piece about how he came very close to signing universal childcare heels decided not to do it but it passed the senate with a bipartisan majority with four times as many voting for is voting against that was just in the early seventies then you have a tide that rolls in with reagan that i think was thirty year tied and i think it basically affected not just republicans but democrats as well the financial crisis in my view has had a delayed impact on the way that.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Apathy about the issue or what have you but when she tried to push this basic proposition that the real issue stagnant wages and that rising incomes for americans to be able to afford the cost of middle class life that's the core issue that's a case she made very passionately through multiple speeches with urgency and with a call to action we consistently found actually at the end of the day that people when they are in the receiving end of these kinds of messages put that more in terms of m i going to be able to get a job i want and like and that job then provides me with all of those things so that arguing for wages better wages rather than better jobs consistently does worse in the way the people react to so i agree with you if you and i were sitting down to diagnose what the american economy or or what really people go to sleep thinking about it night we might not think that the obvious first place to look is to have this jobs guaranteed particularly at this moment although there are issues with describing us is at or near full employment because of the the ways we measure employment and how many people have dropped out of the workforce but that being said is a political matter since the entry point to this part of the conversation was how do you actually breakthrough to people i think this emphasis on jobs is really important use the word smuggle but i think people integrate the broader issue of dignity good wages and benefits and so forth into the idea they good job and so i don't think that it's completely misdirected to be focused on this it'll be interesting to see how plays out now keep in mind that the jobs guarantee that now is so much in the conversation here in two thousand eighteen amir two years ago was not really on the radar screen of even bernie sanders let alone on hillary clinton as a construct that's how fast things are changing i wanna come back to the question raised about identity groups are dividing up the american electorate into slices and saying i've got a policy for you to of my original question here i think to understand why things unfolded the way they did in two thousand sixteen you have to understand fundamental debate between bernie sanders hilary clinton bernie sanders is critique of the american economy and the american political system essentially boiled down to not quite mono causal but something close to a monaco's explanation which was that the economy is rigged and that there's a nexus of corporate power and political power that is doing the rigging and everyone is getting screwed and hillary heard that argument and basically said yes that is a significant challenge but it is not the only barrier holding people back you also have barriers related to races related to the integration of women into the workforce and into the broader economy belated to a whole series of other issues and it was in the context of how that debate ended up playing out over the course of the primary that almost kind of by the laws of physics lead hillary to disaggregated all of these barriers as a way to try to prosecute an argument against bernie sanders that he was looking at this far too narrowly now that meant that by the time the general election rolled around the shorthand for all of that was we need to be thinking about women's rights and civil rights and labor rights and the rights of persons with disabilities and so forth and what began as i think quite a sophisticated case for what is real and true about the american economy and not at all just effort to buy off political groups or constituencies with in the democratic party became shorthanded in the context of a political campaign into this list and and that's how i think we ended up in general election where you had a lot of people saying where am i on that list but those two oh only groups being listed i don't see myself in them but the problem i think is that when you start with a big narrative about where we as a country what problems and how we're going to hold it everybody's listening when you start even if you own vist right it's true doesn't care for example about qazvin silly criticisms but even if you are on the list it's just this quote out and so and so on and by the.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"That speaks to people beyond those will look lies interest at entities there's a lot in that question i wanna break it up into three basic points one is related to whether or not hillary actually had a kind of coherent economic policy message that was more than simply the sum of three hundred different incremental moves forward on every different domestic and economic policy under the sun the second is how it came to be in the campaign that things started getting disaggregated and differentiated across different interest or identity groups and the third is how we solve for this going forward so on the i if you look back now at the way in which policy was covered in the campaign hillary just never actually got an opportunity to have her economic policy platform argument presented to the american people unfiltered through the media except in the debates that was the only time that she actually got to talk to the american people about that which he was most passionate about which was policy otherwise it was emails and foundation and you know the michigan of the day to day in the campaign quite remarkable how much that happened if you look at what she was actually proposing there was i believe more coherence than people give credit for essentially boiled down to two basic propositions one was that she was going to make the largest investment in good paying jobs since the second world war and the second was and that she was going to redefine basic foundation of stability for every middle class family in fast changing economy and she had for each of those some policies that ladder up to that but those were big serious proposals did anybody know that even close observers of the campaign even maybe people on the campaign or out knocking doors in different parts of the country not really is communication fault absolute certainly but i think part of it too is not having the opportunity as you wouldn't enormous campaign policy gets covered to a much greater extent than it did in this one and it didn't in this one both because of the particular issues that hillary was under constant assault for and because trump blotted out the sun on everything to the extent hillary's policies were covered they were covered purely through the valence of donald trump so yes some of that's on us for our ability to communicate effectively and some of it is on just the unique nature of this race where nobody was the slightest bit interested in what hillary clinton had to say on policy so that's kinda point one it's not absolve us of all responsibility but it is to say that a part of the challenge here was something distinctive about running against a guy like donald trump with somebody like hillary clinton who was in her own way of celebrity candidate so that's that's sort of point one i want to to me but you know the nissan is broke fru with policy and donald trump brooke food and we'd wait will policy and i think you'll right to address some of the specific ways in which clinton had challenged on baton scientific was treated unfairly by the press on a lot of those things but it is because they had policy lead ideas that anybody could understand the had a sense of how change lifelock rights free college two words everybody understands what it means now actually when you look at the policy more detail didn't exactly mean what you'd think it means and be you know it doesn't actually exactly map onto valleys with bony santa's claims he stands full because it will kinds of reasons many of the poorest people in the country has not gonna go to college even colleges free and a lot of the people do go to college actually reasonably affluent the path stop to one percent and so actually it's not clear to me that it makes sense as a policy because i don't think it's algebra but makes very promise motivates very set of people now you know what you just said is the most vicious platform to create good paying jobs in the country and i went good paying jobs have you paying jobs the what does.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"That you know you have a tiny chance of actually passing if you get elected and then you sort of in the long run deepened people's skepticism about politics all you say no you know what even for a believe mrs on a normal going to get it done i'm going to be responsible right my responsibility gene is gonna come through then people look at you and say well look even if other than you promise me with put into reality it wouldn't make much of a difference to the world so why not go for the guy who says he he's gonna smash up hang up and i don't actually know how to get out of that dilemma well i think actually i don't give donald trump much credit for just about anything but this is a place where from my perspective democrats learn from him donald trump is willing to show behind the curtain to pull it back and say this is how i'm operating in government so am i building the wall today no but let me show you i got the first step done and i'm a dealmaker i'm somebody who asks for everything and gets a little bit less yup that's kind of just how it works in a sense in that way he lies about everything under the sun but he does sort of honest about that with people on the actual sausage making of government and i think if a democratic or any kind of leader who is looking to make significant progress on economic and social issues sets out a vision and sets out a big bold goal and then starts working toward it systematically and his telling people all along the way not i've got it for you when they manifestly see that it hasn't been delivered but rather this part of the plan it's gonna take wile governments complicated you know that i know that but this is how you get it done and you ask for more you get less than you get the next step it cetera and having a more ongoing honest candid dialogue with the american people which i think traditional politicians are more skeptical of doing would be a more effective way to break out of the paradox here described it makes sense ended actually so cases open tissot right so you're saying look i won this i'm going to be honest with you it's unlikely to happen when you sixty senators we need to supreme quote to be on board of that i promise you but all of that will happen but i can promise you but i'm gonna fight foot every step of away and is the right thing to do and the problems it doesn't have missing me it's all of us other people to stay away that's very thin out of it is telling the truth yeah i find commencing yeah and you know what's interesting about it to is it requires you recognizing that essentially these are campaign style efforts each of them that the campaigning doesn't end when you get elective office that in a way another lesson of donald trump style as offensive and oftentimes small minded as it is is that for the major things he cares about his in a permanent campaign and he's taking his message and his argument to the people you know i've mentioned the wall as a canonical example of that because i think it's such a good one this is something he put front and center in the campaign to me it is a nonsense backwards kind of policy but trump said i'm going to deliver this for you and every day he wakes up the way a candidate would wake up and asks himself who are the constituencies need to touch what the messages i need to send i think a similar style of thinking has to be applied to the kind of progressive economic policy changes that i've been proposing and that would actually make a positive difference to the american people policy proposals before we get to spend a minute long on sort of analysis right so that's been various criticisms of the campaign promises i mean one is but based not this one sort of promise i always say trump did win policy which seems to when you look at both however convincing policy proposal tahoe normative you noxious and it was a how finba but the wool was very clear policy promise that sad viz what i'm gonna do it's gonna make you bet and beazley's ways.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"But now i'm really cited for jake solomon to join me on the podcast jake was the head of the department for policy planning at the us state department and then went on to be the head off to mastic policy for hillary clinton's twenty sixteen campaign he also wrote a recent essay which we will mention a couple of times during the conversation called the new old democrats for democracy journal and it's one of essays that really made me think deeply about the kind of platform the democrats should run on twenty twenty and also made me think that battlelines between moderates within venema creek party and the rebuffs left within the party which seems stock in the media and especially on twitter paps not quite as clear and clean as we like to think the conditions full of great reflections from what we need to do to transform a country and what i'm krasny through to actually win in twenty twenty i hope you'll enjoy it as much as i did wonder podcast jake thanks for having me so you were basically guys formula domestic policy for hillary clinton campaign and he's written really interesting recent article that essentially says you know what in some ways ms political moment we can go much further than we did on the campaign so i've been fascinating wanna hear first of all how do you characterize what the program actually was and what were the ways in which you feel retrospectively that fellow ford we'll let me start by saying that the program we developed we developed in the context of first primary clash against bernie sanders who was asserting an incredibly bold ambitious vision for government but essentially an old fashioned one big government solution to every.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Good Fight
"I believe that we should take the proposition that every american who wants to find work and is willing to work for him should be able to get a job not just seriously litter that should be our goal we should be working to achieve that and now the good fight with yasser monk welcome to the podcast touches the ideas policies strategies that can be to fourtime populist like donald trump of next full years and next forty it is very difficult to think about anything in world politics right now of varieties of town populous who have taken over power in the united states with donald trump in the philippines with rodrigo tertre in poland and hungary and italy and many other parts of the world but i think it's likely makes us overlook how significantly they have also transformed the politics of countries where they are still far from power look at johnny we'll be a ton for germany afoul ride extras party is now a thirteen percent in some polls it actually needs social democrats second strongest party in the country and even for sudden government it has transformed german puts landscape it's made it much more difficult for parties to form coalitions and we have seen the start of a process of populist decay that's nearly word if you have a better one senate suggestion to me the populist defection of more moderate traditional parties like the ftp liberals who ran to rewrite of annual mirko on social issues and did not want to enter her government like the is you essentially bavarian section of anglo american's own party who have neely fron for government into a deep crisis of the last days of fred to quit because of an lamarcus refugee policy for same is true in great britain as well with three years ago we had relatively stable centerright government essential labor party and no real suggestion of leaving the euro opean union now we have had a referendum court by tamblyn to appease a small fringe of eurosceptics in his party we have seen the birth population used at referendum in order to show the political astonishment how unhappy it is we have seen a complete failure by political leadership on both sides to shape what the country should look like after the brexit referendum we have a leader of labor who has many more similarities to jill stein when he does to sanders and conservative party which is hopelessly divided and increasingly tempted to go to the far right as well researchers to examine so you could look to sweden upcoming elections to denmark was democratic party has passed some quite extreme measures against immigrants and to many other countries as well the fret of populism does not just consist in taking over the government it also consists in infecting changing the policies political strategy rhetoric of more established hotties.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"By creating this whole drama around will hear won't tease stay in the dealer leave the deal i think trump is really take in everyone's eye off the ball of going after these other challenges that iran poses including the missiles including its behavior in the region so that everyone right now in europe in china the other players we need to push back against iran are worried more about the risk washington poses than they are about the risk tehran poses and the brilliance of the obama strategy on iran was to make sure that the onus was constantly on iran and the international community was with us that's how we got those sanctions that's how we got this deal and trump is flip the script on that in ways that i think are damaging gore strategy also they put the deal on thin ice because at any point now the next year he could just decide you know what i've decided since i've decertified it's time for us to walk away and put the sanctions back in place and so i think this deal is on a very unstable foundation rare what is that the and what does that mean for a rohani in iran well in a way it's handed i think arrive rania and the iranians a shortterm victory in their foreign policy but a very difficult political dynamic for ronnie internally the victory in their foreign policy is they get to go around the rest of the world and say where the good guys were complying with the deal we're doing our part the americans of the ones whose word you can't trust and their loving doing that right now and it's and i'm not saying it's entirely working but it's having some effect elsewhere it's making it harder for us to keep united front against iran however at the same time ronnie now as to answer to the critics back home said see we told you that you shouldn't have done the steel in the first place and so he's in a bit of a perilous position uh which i think it's not to our advantage to strengthen the.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Weapons in the long run a vat live outside of this agreement as well right now the question on the missiles is we looked at this issue and basically said at the end of the day to get a nuclear agreement we have to make sure that they can't take a nuclear payload put it on top of a missile and delivered anywhere there too as i do that koreans her right nor let me one way to do that is to go after the missiles the other way of doing that is go after the nukes and what we've done is go after the nukes and stop them from being able to do that we made a judgment on the missiles themselves that we're not going to abide that will continue putting pressure on them for their missile program but we are not going to stop ourselves from getting all these nuclear constraints just because missiles aren't in the middle of this if we can make sure they can never put a nuclear payload on top of a missile by curbing their nukes that's a big win and let's take that so what is a step the trump just two so what trump did is there is a law that chris pass that basically requires him every ninety days to certify that iran is in compliance in that this deals in the interest in the united states president declined to certify what happens then is congress has sixty days to decide whether it's going to snap back all the sanctions and essentially walk away from the deal is not doing that congress may pass some other law but it's decided we're not walking away from this deal because even republican critics recognize the walking away at this point makes no sense however.
"jake sullivan" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"That you played and um and and the product that was produced in the summer of two thousand twelve president obama and secretary clinton decided to spend send a very small team of us to oman which is a country in the persian gulf uh and had agreed to be a broker between the us in iran for a direct dialogue with iranian diplomats about whether or not we could resolve their uh the nuclear issue with iran in a peaceful manner as a three of us went um we flew commercial we flew under the radar uh we showed up in the capital of man must scott uh we sat with the iranians basically to explore two questions first uh were these iranians authorized a did they actually have the imprimature of the supreme leader and the authorities in tehran to make a deal where were they just kind of freelancers guys off street and second were they serious were they prepare to actually make a deal and the reason that president obama and secretary clinton sided 2012 was the right time to try this wise the sanctions were finally biting in iran was feeling the pinch the revealing economic pressure and we knew that if we went and said you know if you want to get sanctions relief you're going to have to work with us that they would a you know have to consider that very carefully turned out the answer in at that point the answer the first question was yes these guys were serious they were real they were authorized but the answer to the second question was no they weren't yet ready to talk in a meaningful way about the kind of constraints they'd have to accept for their pro now i was with the i was with president obama during some of those bilad in two thousand nine and two thousand ten when he just end secretary clinton was there obviously just hammering every buddy across the table every country we went to about the importance of these sanctions i think that's an underappreciated part of the story was exactly what brought the iranians to the table was these withering sanctions that including from russia and china that uh more unparalleled at the time and this is getting countries to go against their economic interest which has one of the hardest things that sheikh.