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Sen. Lankford Corners Yellen on Depositors Leaving Community Banks
"Senator James lankford of Oklahoma to hearing today Again with Yellen cut for a go What is your plan To keep large depositors from moving their funds out of community banks into the big banks We have seen the mergers of banks over the past decade I'm concerned you're about to accelerate that by encouraging anyone who has a large deposit in a community bank to say we're not going to make you whole but if you go to one of our preferred banks we will make you whole at that point Look I mean that's certainly not something that we're encouraging That is happening right now That is happening because the are concerned about the bank failures that have happened and whether or not other banks could also no it is happening because you're fully insured no matter what the amount is if you're in a big bank you're not fully insured if you're in a community bank Well you're not fully insured And you were a signature And it could just barely met that threshold You were a signature Well we felt that there was a serious risk of contagion that could have brought down and triggered runs on many banks
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Sen. James Lankford: A Potential Culture Shift in the Republican Party
"What does this mean? We always tell people elections have consequences, but to see so many Republican senators join in all this, are we seeing a shift, a culture shift within the Republican Party? I think we are seeing somewhat of a culture shift there, but it would also tell you that if Republicans were in control of the Senate and we were actually in the majority in the Senate, this bill would have never come up. Mitch McConnell, for instance, he voted against this bill. So this would not have been a bill that would have come to the floor. If Republicans were in control of the Senate. So it is another one of those issues of elections have very real consequences.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Sen. James Lankford Reacts to the Senate Passing RFMA
"Senator very disappointing news last night from the Senate 12 Republicans siding with the Democrats to move forward their respect for marriage act. First, I want to get your initial reaction to that news. Yes, painful that there we have 60 folks of a hundred in the Senate that are not paying attention to the most basic thing about religious liberty and the opportunity to be able to protect all families and all points of view. I go back to just 7 years ago, president Obama stands up after the beggar feld decision from the Supreme Court and says, hey, we're going to have good people on all sides of this and we need to make sure we respect all points of view and then now short 7 years later, it's a tilting of the scale to say, hey, if you disagree with same sex marriage, we're going to find ways to be able to isolate you. And even filed now lawsuits against you if you cooperate with government.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
'Respect for Marriage Act' Is About Punishing the Church
"There is a piece of legislation called the respect for marriage act, but it really has nothing to do with that at all. The fact of the matter is, gay marriage is the law of the land. All right, the Supreme Court already decided that the Supreme Court decided they were going to redefine what God had already defined, and that is that. But now, but now the Congress and the Congress is being motivated here by radical, radical LGBT activist. And I want to preface everything I'm about to share with you with this. Not every gay person in America supports the respect for marriage act. Not every lesbian supports this, not every you can go down the alphabet list. So we're talking about a small radicalized group of people. Because this is not about protecting same sex marriage. This is not about protecting interracial marriage. This is about punishing the church. That's what this is all about here folks. And it is a very, very dangerous thing that happened yesterday. Senator Mike Lee of Utah was one of three senators Marco Rubio and James lankford the other two who offered amendments that would have specifically protected religious liberty. Because when you, when you go to the, when you go to the people who created this piece of legislation, they're saying, oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. This has nothing to do with the church. This has nothing to do with you, small business owner, if you're a Christian, we're not going to, we're not going to target you, it's just assumed that you're going to be protected in this. Well, that's not good because assumptions don't work under the law.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"james lankford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Are continuing to upgrade their technology infrastructure in an uncertain economy. Shares up by about two and a half percent in extended trading. The Tao as I mentioned higher by three S&P down 6 down two tenths today NASDAQ lower by 65 a drop there of 6 tenths of 1%. Tenure yield 3.73% spot gold down four tenths of 1%, 1742 the ounce West Texas enemy accrued up 1.2% 78 20 a barrel. Tech talk is now banned on government employee devices in South Dakota because the governor there believes the social media apps ownership by a Chinese company poses a national security threat. I'm Charlie peloton Matthew is your Bloomberg business flash. I Charlie, thank you. We've got an eye and an ear on the U.S. Senate floor right now. They're voting on senator Rubio's amendment on religious protections. For faith based institutions to this marriage equality bill that is going to pass is to question what the vote's going to be and who decides to take a stand here. Marco Rubio's amendment to strike language allowing someone to bring a civil lawsuit if they were denied the bill's protections. Being considered along with senator Mike Lee, he's got one would bar the federal government from taking discriminatory action against individuals or organizations who act based on a quote sincerely held religious belief unquote and then senator James lankford he's got one involving Native American tribes who would include tribes under the bill's provisions requiring recognition of legal marriages performed in states. The debate has been something. As I mentioned with senator thune, more than 70% of Americans polled say they support this, it doesn't always sound that way when you're on the floor of the Senate. The Bible teaches that marriage is between one man
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Sen. James Lankford: Constituents Worry About the Price of Eggs, Gas
"The issues that you're hearing from your constituents. What's on their mind? Yeah, well, the price of eggs comes to mind right away on this. So many folks talk to me about have you bought eggs while you leave your blood gasoline at breakfast this morning, folks, guys, we're talking about diesel fuel, anybody that's running a tractor right now on ag is talking about the price of fertilizer in the price of fuel for tractors or just the price of equipment. All those things affect everyone day to day. So there's also a lot of conversation just about crime and where things are going to illegal drugs. People are illegally crossing the border. They want to know how that's going to stop. So folks are very, very passionate about just saying, hey, just let me live my life, but stop driving the price of everything up and stop keeping an open border. So I have no idea who's coming into my country. You know,
The Doug Collins Podcast
Doug Examines the Governor's Race in Oklahoma
"Turn to one now that is, I think, in the end is going to hold for the Republicans, but it is far closer than frankly, it should be. Mayor for Allen, who was the governor of Oklahoma, run in 2014. She won by 15 points. Kevin Smith, who is the current governor of Oklahoma one by 12 points just four years ago. And now this race is a dead heat. As far as polling goes, it's a dead heat. This is also one of those races where the national environment is, I think, affecting an inversely a little bit. Kevin said, he's been a great supporter of not only Republican conservative colleges, but also criminal justice reform, making sure his state is getting the most bang for their buck as far as when it comes to punishing those who do wrong. But yet also making sure that there is a way for them to come back home to get jobs to stay out of jail, all things that conservatives should be about. And it's really interesting in this race you've had the Democrat joy hofmeister who has been attacking Kevin Smith for basically doing things that Democrats have talked about for a long time and that is reintegration and using criminal justice system to actually help people break the cycle of violence and break the cycle of pain in their own life. This is a very much of a disappointment and the idea that from governors actually taking a stand on issues that matter, Republicans have got to come together in this race. I think they will. Mark Wayne Mullen is on the Senate side here and he's going to win and cruise to this election fairly easily. James lankford is well. I think this will pull this into the Oklahoma governor's race and that you'll see when this one. But
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"james lankford" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"It. Legacy media. Aria, I'm very serious. You know, when Jeff ran CNN, people tried to please Jeff. When Andy Lake ran NBC, people tried to please and be like. People will try and please Chris lick now. I don't know if anyone will tell him the truth. But he'll have the numbers. What would you program? How would you program CNN and not generally but specifically? I have my list of people I'd hire over there. Who would you hire over there? I don't know who I would hire. I know who I would get rid of or I would tell you to tell them you need to change. I had to start with John harwood. Their so called White House correspondent who is really in the tank for the Democrats. Jim Acosta, of course, it was rewarded with his own TV show for his bias. What I would do is go back to the 90s at CNN. What made them famous? Straight down the middle objective where they're you're not. We'll tell you what happened reporting. CNN has a massive staff. They still have lots of bureaus and lots of places around the world. And that's why I like journalism. I'm not everywhere. I'm not there. If someone is there and they're called a reporter, just tell me the viewer, the reader, what happened? I'll tell you what it means. All the American people will tell you what it means. Don't tell me what it means. So my approach to journalism and to CNN specific is get back to what makes journalism valuable to all of us. The trouble Ari is that monetization of that is very difficult because it's faster to read the news than it is to watch the news. So if you want to watch the news, you've got to want to watch our in flight. She was very good on TV. I would go out and I would hire Mary Katherine ham is already a CNN person give her a show. I'd go steal a guy Benson, give him a show. I get sung min Kim give her a show. I get Jake Sherman. I get Pentagon reporters, by the way. I think Pentagon reporters like Carol and Courtney kuby are just extraordinary because they're smart and they know stuff. That's why Brett baier is such a good anchor. He's a Pentagon reporter beforehand. And I don't mind if they're a little bit left or a little bit right. I just mind the people who are out and out always left and can't say a good thing ever about anyone on their other side. Yeah, and you know, I'm just loath to get into who they should hire. I've never tried to tell anybody in the private sector who to hire what to do in that sense. I look at this as a structural problem with CNN has because they encourage their anchors and their reporters to constantly give anti Trump opinions live on the air. And it undermined them. And it didn't even really help them with their liberal base. There was a story yesterday in The New York Times about CNN's ratings and viewing their revenues are below $1 billion for the first time and I think it was 20 years. They're in trouble. Would you go back to a crossfire model? That was a successful show until Jon Stewart blew it up. Yes, I would. It's a fascinating trend. One of the chapters in my book is the way it was, and I that's why journalism has run to its various niches. And I do like more balance on shows, left, right points of view from guests, not reporters, and not anchors. But what happens is you've got to pick your guess with care. If you put your guess because they're the most flamboyant shouters in society, well then yeah, you've got a real noisy show and maybe it'll entertain. But if you pick your guests who are smart, knowledgeable, fair minded, they don't challenge the motives of the other side. They respect people. Boy, does that lift up our country? And I think that can be good viewership. And economically, the pendulum swings. People that run to their niches right now across the media, but that doesn't mean that stays that way forever. I think people get tired. I hear it all the time. People say, where can I go to get objective down the middle news? And I've got to tell you that daytime shows on Fox are so much more fair and the daytime anchors and reporters are so much more fair than CNN's..
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"james lankford" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"So profoundly different. And I'll tell you, the biggest difference you will be coverage of poverty issues, coverage of the invisible hand of capitalism, lifting people up out of poverty from lower income to lower middle income. From lower middle to middle, the genius of innovation and trep inertia, capitalism, education, all of that will be covered regularly. We see so much less coverage of the Green New Deal and global warming, the culture would be different. But just give me a newsroom that's one to one. That's balanced. Yeah, but you quote a Jen coast and if you had gone back further in the archive, Tom edsel came on this show a few years ago, like 15 years ago. Said the same thing. 85 to 90% of reporters working in legacy media vote Democrat. If they vote, if they don't vote, that's just a show. And that's right. I think it's the same. It's gotten worse, perhaps. And when I come back from break, I'm going to ask you again, what would Ari fleischer do at CNN? We got so much of that. We have to talk about the steel dossier. We got to talk about former administration officials who take jobs. We got to talk about the rise of the free Beacon and the examiner and opposition to The Washington Post for whom I work in The New York Times. We got so much in our book, but I want people to look at it. Suppression, deception, snobbery and bias. It's put out by broadside. And Ari, why did you go with the long title? Because I want to capture what was wrong. And it's a stumbling title. It's hard to memorize, but I have it memorized because I believe it's so deeply that these are the things that are killing journalism. And I want journalism to do better. And the way to do better stop suppressing the news stops the seam of the voters, the in touch, stop being snobs, and your bias will end. The trouble with cliffs is if you keep going towards them, thelma and Louise style, you eventually go over them. I think they're gone over the cliff. Now, I look for ratings whenever I can. I want to see who's winning the Sunday shows who's declining over here. Why is it so hard to find TV ratings when they're so obviously available to TV executives? Yeah, I do get the ratings I look at them. Because the sad truth for mainstream media is conservative media is booming in terms of how people vote with their remotes and their eyeballs. And mainstream media is in decline in terms of viewership and profitability. So I'm trying to save journalism by exposing what's wrong with it because I have tremendous respect for the fourth pillar. We need it in our democracy. But today's mainstream media ain't it. They're part of the problem that divides America. So I have a solution in the book. But the mainstream media has done this to itself, they're losing customers losing money losing business because they will not change. When I come back, I'm going to talk about Donald Trump. Yeah, he did. We're going to talk about TDS. We're mostly going to talk though about CNN and what Ari would do to save it. And about the steel dossier. And the Mueller investigate, because if there is one overarching theme in Ari's book, it's the failure of the media during the Trump administration personified by Christopher Steele. It's so detailed. It is all in this book. Suppression deception somber and bias. The single best book on the media I've read in 20 years, go and get it during the break. I'll be back with our fleischer savings CNN neck. That's what our fleischer does in his brand new book suppression deceptions, snobbery and bias. This book is available on Amazon.com right now. It is flying off the shelves by people who are interested in saving the media and understanding what has happened to.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"james lankford" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Days. I don't think either of them have made a decision on what that looks like. Put me down in the column at 35 amendments as a nightmare. And I know dance Solomon's a friend of the show and a good guy and he wants to do permit reform. That's got no legs in Washington state or in Arizona or Georgia or New Hampshire. Could people don't understand it? Nuclear plants they understand education, education is actually crime and education of the hottest topics other than inflation. Do you agree with me? You're out there on the campaign. You're going to win by 30 points, but you hear what people are talking about, they're talking about crime, inflation, and education. That is correct. Along that with the price of energy, of course, that goes with inflation, but those are the top things that come up over and over and over again. That's what people want to be able to fix. That's why the energy focus of this is so important because everything is driven by energy and you talked about the permitting piece on a crystal Manchin is saying he wants to be able to do this inflation Bill that's raises taxes dramatically, especially on manufacturers. And then also increases dramatic spending. He says on the promise that Schumer and Pelosi have said they will do permitting reform as well. The real issue really is the permitting reform. We're literally voting on a bill that deals with hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending when really what's needed is the next step is what Manchin says is coming and that's permitting reform. If we allow the free market to actually be able to run and not try to be able to control them all the time from D.C., these problems will resolve themselves, but as long as D.C. has its grip around these things, that's going to continue to be the challenge for getting more energy. Well, senator, if there's also in my limited amendments, an amendment barring masking for mandatory masking for schools that receive federal funds and barring CRT for schools that receive federal funds were teaching any divisive subject to travel and young can frames it. And Mark Kelly votes to get that, he's done. If Rafael warnick votes against either those things, he done. Are those going to make it under the short list of the short list? I hope they have already been on the short list actually in previous reconciliations. They've already voted on those things. So those issues are already on the record. Most of the votes that you will see will be areas where people have not voted in the past on it. Because other reconciliation bills, they are on a record voting for masking voting for CRT voting for all of those things. So yes, there will be multiple new ones, but they'll also be some classics that will come around just to be able to reinforce. The classic, I just hope the list is short because from a perspective of communicator, the longer the list, the less effective any item on it. Senator talked to me about what you think inflation and growth will be in October before the election. We got 98 days to the vote, I think. Maybe 97. And the CPI is going to go down a little bit because gasoline is coming down a little bit, but the core is going to go up. Where do you think we're going to be in October? Yeah, I think we're going to be pretty close to where we are right now. 9% inflation we're going to continue to have supply chain issues. The price of gasoline is going down that the Biden administration is celebrating and say, look, gas prices are going down, but what they're not saying and what everybody knows, the reason gas prices are going down supply is going up because people are driving less. They can no longer afford to be able to drive their bundling all their errands together and doing shorter trips are no trips at all to be able to get out and as that is bringing consumption down, which is bringing the price down. Basic economics, but it's because people have less money and they can't afford to drive. And so it's bringing that down to literally the price of gasoline coming down as a result of this bad economy and the recession that's coming. Senator Langford, keep coming back, keep talking to people. I know you're going to win big in Oklahoma, but got to get these other folks over the line as.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
The Inflation Reduction Plan Only Inflates Taxes
"The president scored a couple of wins, the chips act he's doing a dance, although that was bipartisan. And of course taking out zawahiri is a grand and good thing. And I give him credit for pulling the twigger, I give Nancy Pelosi, try to forgo into Taiwan, but we're still stuck with this reconciliation bill. I've explained it this way. We don't know where senator sinema is if they get her and the vice president and everybody on the floor. They can pass this nightmare, which is it's called the inflation reduction act, not about inflation, doesn't reduce anything, and it raises taxes and spending. And as Joe Manchin not acting, it's collapsing. First, what's the story on senator sinema? What do we know? Yeah, we don't know on that. She's been very quiet on it. As she's going through it and she'll make her decision when she makes her decision, but you are correct. They're calling this the inflation reduction act except the problem is when they actually scored it, it doesn't reduce inflation. They say it reduces deficits as well, except when they scored it, they said it doesn't reduce deficits either. What it does is it increase taxes during a recession in those taxes specifically hardest hit manufacturers in the United States. So while we have a supply chain issue, there are raising taxes on manufacturing and making it harder for them. It does hire thousands and thousands of new IRS agents to do audits. The focus of there's no focus on the audit. So it's small businesses. People in every income bracket that are out there that they're going after with new IRS agents, it does raise the cost of natural gas, which is going to raise the cost of energy. It does make it harder to be able to develop new drugs and my favorite piece of it. It literally takes quote unquote savings on the healthcare side from Medicare and takes it out of Medicare, which is already having problems financially and moves it over to the Affordable Care Act. So it literally takes money from the investment for 76 year olds and moves it over and gives subsidies to 26 year olds instead. So there's a lot of problems in this bill that it creates more issues than solves issues.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"james lankford" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Right? That's just a racist alert. Herschel responds on the same day cut number two. Good morning. You know a lot of people have been asking me to say something about the man on MSNBC that called me the N word. Here's what I gotta say about that. Shame on MSNBC and shame on him. I'm going to pray for both of them. Because they need Jesus. When I saw what he said, it reminded me of the differences between myself and my opponents. Senator Warnock in the left wing crazier that believe America is fundamentally a bad country, full of racist people. They want to divide us, turn us against each other. We have our problems, but we can solve them together. You know, this is a good country. Full of good people. With God's help, we're going to bring the people of Georgia back together. Herschel Walker running glory America, bones who are high candidate you hear it from studio north. Winterfell has fallen as Genghis Kate has arrived, so I'm just going to stay in my studio for two consecutive days is that the three year old rampages through our main retreat. I am joined by senator James lankford, who is, of course, the senator from Oklahoma, his one is nomination to, again, went and handily in the fall, but senator, I want to talk to you about reconciliation, but at first I want to start with Eric Schmidt, one last night in Missouri, Blake masters one last night in Arizona. Seems to me the field is pretty much set. New Hampshire hadn't voted yet, but we've got, we've got to align up here. And good morning, Jenna. I don't want to catch up before I go right. I hope you're feeling well this morning. I am actually, I'm doing well. If you're doing well also, even though I am rampaging through your place. Well, you know, I think you've got some of those on your own ticket, but when you're a grandfather, it's just can't keep up with them. Senator, we got Blake masters in Arizona, Joe O Dan, Colorado, Herschel Walker in Georgia, Ted button, North Carolina, chuck Morris probably in New Hampshire. Adam lacks salt in Nevada, JD Vance and Ohio, Doctor Oz in Pennsylvania. Tiffany smiley in Washington state and of course Ron Johnson in Wisconsin with serious races on their hands. How do you think we come out of those ten races? All of those are very serious races. Thanks for highlighting all of them. Those are all areas to be able to focus in on and for folks to be able to participate in if they choose to be able to do that. We do look good in all of these races. We do have momentum. Unfortunately, we have momentum because Biden is continuing to be able to drive the economy into the ditch. The more he focuses and on trying to quote unquote fix the economy, the worst that it seems to get. Latest poll that I saw on right track wrong track for the country, 78% of the country now believes we're on the wrong track, which surprises me. There's still 22% of the country out there thinking this looks good. But there's a real, there's a real pull in the country to say this does not feel right..
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
The 10 Most Important Races in 2022
"Master dot com, Joe day dot com, team Herschel dot com, Ted bud dot com, Morse the number four Senate dot com, Adam laxalt dot com. JD Vance dot com, Doctor Oz dot com, smiley for Senate dot com, Ron Johnson for Senate dot com. That's not order of importance. That's the order of the states. Blake masters in Arizona, Joe Dan, Colorado, Herschel Walker, and Georgia, Ted bud in North Carolina, I think, oh, got that wrong. It's then C, but NH I was using the abbreviations. Chuck Morris in New Hampshire, Adam laxalt and Nevada, JD vents and Ohio, Doctor Oz and Pennsylvania, Tiffany smiley and Washington state and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. That's the key. Those ten races. And I hope Peter jail gives them all Peter Thiel gives a $100 million to each of those races. Sets up an independent expenditure committee. If you're listening, Peter, I'm just saying, give a $1 billion away and win the country. It matters. It matters. We got to stop these crazy judges. Yes, we got to fix tax policy. We can fix that. We're going to have the House of Representatives in any event. And great candidates winning all across the United States last night. Republicans low end, they're going to pick up ten high end. They could pick up 40. Depends on how badly Joe Biden screws up and what happens with inflation. And right now, the misery index, I think it's baked in. The house is one. Democrats are giving up the retiring in droves. They're running away. And they should. Because redistricting plus the misery index means a Republican wave in the house.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Eric Schmitt Wins Missouri Republican Senate Primary
"Good Wednesday morning to you. It's the morning after election day. Eric Schmidt is the nominee in Missouri. That's a giant relief he's going to win handily, attorney general Schmidt. And now we have the field all but set. There are ten key races for the United States Senate. And I always focus on the Senate. Anyone who's listening to this show for years now. By the way, Kerry Lake is about 20,000 votes ahead of Karen Robson. I think Carrie Lake is won it, not quite sure yet. No one's called it, tutor Dixon is the nominee for governor in Michigan. And Blake masters, the nominee in Arizona. None of those unexpected, the Taylor, the Kerry Lake Karen Robson race is a dead heat statistically, and the polls have that completely wrong again. Do not read the polls. It's sort of like, I know Herschel's of Raphael Warnock. And I know the polls show that he's not. And I know that Doctor Oz is ahead of John fetterman, the polls show he's way behind. He's not. It's just that they don't know how to pull anymore and they won't admit it and they continue to use it because the media is left wing. And they don't want to make it obvious. Look, here is the rundown. I just tweeted this out. I hope you'll do two things. To begin this morning, might be a little bit. While trying to get my voice because that late night following results last night until I finally couldn't see any way to figure out who was going to win in Arizona's governor race. Eric, Eric Schmidt had won the Missouri race fairly early, as had tutor Dixon the Michigan race. There are four big races last night. Michigan governor, and my guy lost, I wanted Kevin rinky, but I kind of knew that tutor Dickson was going to win when Donald Trump endorsed her. I really mattered the most to me with Eric Schmidt winning an Missouri. I've got to tell you, we have a safe red seat there, a safe, deep red state that could have been thrown away and we didn't throw it away 'cause they nominated the strongest, very competent candidate when the show me state nominated Eric Schmidt.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"james lankford" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Biden's open border policies were stymied a little bit by two decisions. One was a remain in Mexico policy that was imposed by a Texas judge and that slowed down Biden's open border enthusiasm. And the other was a title 42 public health expulsions, which was the idea that because of COVID, there was there were policies that returned applicants for asylum to their home countries, again stemming the tide of people coming into this country illegals. Now, Biden is now lifting these tidal 42 restrictions, which means there's going to be a lot more people coming into the country. How many no one knows for sure, but some estimates, this is a recent article, perhaps 500,000 migrants arriving at the border. Wow. Big number. And this is not because COVID is gone over. On the contrary, it's because the Biden people feel emboldened to sort of start up, you know, kind of start up their engines again. The driving force here is Mallorca's, who basically wants to just, he wants to take a bad problem and make it worse. In fact, he doesn't mind the fact that these border cases of clogged the courts. See when people file for asylum, they're assigned a kind of court case. And there's a huge backlog of one and a half million people backlog. So that means that it could be four to 6 years before your case comes up. And what did the Biden people intend to do? Well, they intend to release these people in the United States in the meantime. Kind of like show up and you know, 2024 for your court hearing. Now, some of them will show up, some of them won't show up. But these guys don't care. The Biden administration has no internal system of monitoring to make sure that they know where people are, make sure they show up for trial. None of that. This is just part of a scheme to in a sense wreck the immigration restriction system. And in a sense, flout the law. The flouting the law in the name of the practical difficulties of enforcing the law. So this is basically blatant lawlessness by the Biden people and think about it. All these guys are coming into the country. At a difficult time when people are struggling to get back to work, people are struggling for housing, housing costs and difficulties in getting housing. Of course, there's inflation, there's rising rent prices, America's dealing with issues of drug addiction, extended joblessness, some of which started in the COVID, but has an abated ever since. And Biden doesn't really care. Why? Because they're looking at the political benefit of doing this, they're essentially trying to corral more potential voters, at least down the road for the Democratic Party. And a number of Republicans are sort of on to this. In fact, they're pointing out they're saying, listen, this is a deliberate scheme by Biden to flout the law. It's a deliberate scheme to do this. And senator James lankford of Oklahoma, he goes, that's their whole plan. And I think this is right on. This is not incompetent on the part of board of patrol. This is a deliberate scheme by Biden and the left. To change this country, wreck our immigration restriction system as long as they derive some political.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"james lankford" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Joe Biden's open border policies were stymied a little bit by two decisions. One was a remain in Mexico policy that was imposed by a Texas judge and that slowed down Biden's open border enthusiasm. And the other was a title 42 public health expulsions, which was the idea that because of COVID, there was there were policies that returned applicants for asylum to their home countries, again stemming the tide of people coming into this country illegals. Now, Biden is now lifting these tidal 42 restrictions, which means there's going to be a lot more people coming into the country. How many no one knows for sure, but some estimates, this is a recent article, perhaps 500,000 migrants arriving at the border. Wow. Big number. And this is not because COVID is gone over. On the contrary, it's because the Biden people feel emboldened to sort of start up, you know, kind of start up their engines again. The driving force here is Mallorca's, who basically wants to just, he wants to take a bad problem and make it worse. In fact, he doesn't mind the fact that these border cases of clogged the courts. See when people file for asylum, they're assigned a kind of court case. And there's a huge backlog of one and a half million people backlog. So that means that it could be four to 6 years before your case comes up. And what did the Biden people intend to do? Well, they intend to release these people in the United States in the meantime. Kind of like show up and you know, 2024 for your court hearing. Now, some of them will show up, some of them won't show up. But these guys don't care. The Biden administration has no internal system of monitoring to make sure that they know where people are, make sure they show up for trial. None of that. This is just part of a scheme to in a sense wreck the immigration restriction system. And in a sense, flout the law.
The Suburban Women Problem
"james lankford" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"And so their version of patriotism now is defined, I would like to not say this pejoratively, but I feel it, so I'll be honest about that. I think it's defined by a sense of entitlement. That American patriotism means that whatever feels the best here and asks the least of us is a path we should follow, that's putting America first. So I think America first versus America as leader and responsible party might be the fracture that I'm trying to describe. I like that. What do you think, Rachel? First of all, I like the term American suffering because I think it is a lot different than suffering that I have seen around the world. I mean, some of it is very real, but I think a lot of the suffering that people claim is just simply not that big of a deal. But I think the fracture is perhaps a bit more practical. We do have some people that have spoken out, and that's kind of become their brand. Adam kinzinger, who is retiring. Liz Cheney, it's definitely her brand, but some of the others, while personally, and I spoke with many, many Republicans during the impeachment and what was happening with our family, we were still residents. I was still a resident of Oklahoma, my home, my record, because my husband was in the military. And so my senators, I spoke with us, senator James lankford of Oklahoma, who did not say anything bad about president Trump, but he certainly voiced support for our family and concern as well as he did say he disagreed with a lot of the comments that the former president Trump made. So I think you probably still feels the same way, maybe even more so, but it's a numbers game. And they simply can not win. Without the vote of the maga group. It's so interesting to me that a moment ago you said, I've never felt that chill. As someone who experienced, I mean, really like almost like a public shunning, at least from your former party itself, right? So is there a difference? Did you feel a difference? Is it because we're talking about elections and not prison, like you would if you were in Russia and being sent away to camps, I mean, but how do you convey that? I mean, how do you convince them it means that difference between American suffering, but still, I don't want to downplay what was done to your family because it was very serious and it is on the spectrum of authoritarian like behavior. Absolutely. And they certainly waged a campaign against my husband, slandered his reputation, his name. And you see even less night Tucker Carlson used the same terms and the same idea that he has dual allegiances and that or maybe not even dual allegiance. Maybe no allegiance to the United States only to Ukraine. To his, I think, Tucker used the word homeland. So I mean, certainly, there was a time when I was very scared. You know, I was didn't want anyone to listen..
Bloomberg Radio New York
"james lankford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Update Russian forces are attacking gas and oil facilities in Ukraine Ukrainian officials say Russian troops have attacked an oil terminal south of Kyiv sending flames and black smoke billowing into the sky in northeast Ukraine the Russians blew up a natural gas pipeline creating a huge mushroom cloud President Vladimir zelensky says Ukrainian forces have continued to keep Russians from advancing on the nation's capital though Mark Mayfield tells us they had moved into Ukraine's second largest city Officials in kharkiv say street fighting has broken out in the center of the city The governor said on Facebook that the armed forces of Ukraine are eliminating the enemy Civilians are asked to not go out into the streets Has about 1.4 million people and is about 20 miles south of the Russian border I'm Mark Mayfield The price of gasoline has been on the rise because of the Russian invasion but amid west Republican senator complains any further release of the nation's strategic petroleum reserve isn't going to help much and says that other sources will need to replace supplies of Russian oil and gas James lankford of Oklahoma says the Biden administration needs to rethink releasing more barrels of stockpiled American oil Triple-A says the average price of gas around the country is now just short of 360 a gallon North Korea has reportedly again fired a ballistic missile South Korea's joint chiefs of staff saying the missile was fired off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula early today Japan's defense minister says the missile flew about a 186 miles reaching an altitude of 373 miles North Korea also test fired a missile in January The northeast is bracing for another round of harsh winter weather after a deadly storm swept across parts of the Midwest and eastern U.S. this past week dumped heavy snow and caused icy roads and Arctic front.
Democracy Now! Audio
"james lankford" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"The occupied West Bank, as well, as in occupied East Jerusalem, Israel's ambassador to the United States is F-35 us Governors to enforce state laws, which make it a chrome. I'm to support the boycott divestment and sanctions movement, or BDS. Meanwhile, Republican senator James Lankford of Oklahoma has called on his state to block the sale of birth injuries, claiming the company's new policy violates Oklahoma's anti-bds law. That injuries has said continuing to sell ice cream in the settlements would be quote inconsistent with our values. Unquote, BuzzFeed has revealed confidential government. Informants played a critical role in the foiled plot to kidnap and take hostage Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen. Whitmer, last year authorities have arrested 14, men in what prosecutors described as a deeply disturbing plot. The government's case, relied on the work of at least twelve confidential. Informants, including many, under the direction of the FBI BuzzFeed reports. The informants had a quote hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot starting with its Inception off. The extent of their involvement raises questions. As to whether there would have been a would have even been a conspiracy without them. Unquote, all of the 14 men who've been arrested have pleaded, not guilty, the state of Texas has begun jailing immigrants who cross the US border by charging them with State crimes, such as trespassing as part of a new anti-immigrant pushback public and Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday. Texas authorities announced three immigrants have been jailed so far in the town of Dilly but the number of arrests are expected to soar and coming weeks off. President Biden has announced plans to nominate one of the nation's leading antitrust attorneys..
"james lankford" Discussed on KTOK
"Run for governor of Oklahoma next year. She served in the state Senate from 2006 to 2014 then ran for the U. S Senate, but was defeated by Republican James Lankford in 2018. She ran for governor but was defeated in the Democratic primary. Oklahoma City police released the names of the victim and suspect from yesterday's fatal crash that ended a police pursuit. 28 year old star shells and her unborn son died. She was five months pregnant. This suspect 38 year old wasting. Nichols was taken to the hospital and arrested on complaints of second degree murder felony eluding Causing a crash without a valid driver's license and possession of meth. Police say the pickup Michel's was driving was stolen from a construction site. Oklahoma City police say a customer who was refused service at a cannabis shop in the 1000 block of South Meridian. Early Sunday, came back with a knife and was shot and killed by a security guard. Police say the security guard tried to stop 39 year old job Bixler from entering the store, and Bixler produced a knife and the security guard fired his gun. Bixler was hit, police say at this time no arrests have been made. We're learning more about that fatal stabbing in Bricktown. Yesterday, a man was stabbed to death during a fight in Bricktown that police say started inside a club near flaming lips, Alley and Mickey Mantle and then spilled out into the parking lot. Police say it was a large fight, and when they got to the scene, they found that two men had been stabbed one of them. Did not survive today begins the addition of a new area code to the central part of Oklahoma that had previously been served only by 405. State Corporation. Commission officials say the new 572 area code is needed to ensure there will be enough telephone numbers available for the area. No current phone numbers will change mandatory 10 digit dialing started last month. All local calls now require the area code plus the local number from the Alan Samuels. Volkswagen Weather Studio. Allen Samuels, Volkswagen Your friend in the car business. Cloudy today with a slight chance storms highs will be in the low eighties will drop to the mid sixties tonight. Tomorrow will be partly sunny. Another slight chance of storms will be in the mid eighties, and then we'll cool off tomorrow night to the low seventies on Thursday. Mostly cloudy, a chance of storms highs again in the mid eighties. I'm Jacqueline Scott News radio 1000 Katie. Okay on the air and online at Katie okay dot com Use radio 1000 Katie, Okay, Oklahoma's.
"james lankford" Discussed on KTOK
"Available at WalMart pharmacies across Oklahoma. Starting Friday. 43 Wal Mart pharmacies in the state will start administering the vaccine as part of the US Federal Retail pharmacy program. Officials say the vaccines will be available to residents who made the current phase of vaccine eligibility in the state. Bad news about those mega pods plan for Oklahoma City in Tulsa. Deputy State Health Commissioner Keith Reid says the mask open 19 vaccination clinics are on hold. It is increasingly evident that in spite of what we originally told the FEMA mega pods will not include a separate federal vaccine allocation raid says there's not enough vaccine doses in the state allotment to allow for the mega clinics to be held. He says he is frustrated and disappointed. Voting against the tide, Tanner Carlson explains. Oklahoma's two U. S. Senators are among those who voted against moving forward with an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe voted in opposition to the trial. Yesterday. However, the Senate voted 56 to 44 that the trial is constitutional and to move forward with the proceedings. Governor Kevin Stitt today signed his first bill of the session. The bill reinstates the temporary provision that allows public meetings to be held. Virtually the extension will remain in effect until next February, or until 30 days after the covert 19 emergency declaration expires. Margo Moreno. In other news, A man from Maura, accused of threatening four U. S. Senators. Ah, U S Supreme Court Justice and a former president on social media is due in federal court this afternoon. Michael Brandon. How has charged with transmitting a communication and interstate commerce containing a thread to injure another, authorities say. Among the messages how allegedly posted on parlor where threats against Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, senators Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and former President George W. Bush. State Senate Committee has passed a bill to provide criminal and civil protections for drivers who feel threatened by riots or crowds of people circling a vehicle. State Senator Nathan Dahm in Broken Arrow says it's in response to riots last year that involved protesters surrounding vehicles. Says drivers shouldn't be held liable for injuries That might happen when they try to escape a threatening or dangerous situation and to also, police say a teenager was shot yesterday near 36th Street North and Lewis. I'm Marco Moreno. Hey, there Oklahoma City It's going to be.
"james lankford" Discussed on KTOK
"Justice and a former president on social media is due in federal court this afternoon. Michael Brandon help is charged with transmitting a communication in Interstate commerce containing a threat to injure another, authorities say. Among the messages how allegedly posted on Parlor were threats against Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, Senators Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham. He's Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and former President George W. Bush. Oklahoma U S Senator James Lankford put President Biden's nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget on the hot seat yesterday, peppering Neera Tanden with questions about her prolific Waiting. You actually tweeted more in the past four years than President Trump tweeted as far as just numbers and it's been pretty hostile. Obviously, you've called Republicans. Criminally ignorant, corrupt and the worst. Langford also chastised hand and for disparaging comments about people with religious convictions. Tenderness, CEO of the Liberal Center for American Progress, She told Langford she feels bad if anyone was offended. Morgan News and Bad News and yesterday's covert report from the State Health Department. Here's Margot Murano. The State Health Department reported another 53 co. But 19 deaths in Oklahoma, But the number of people hospitalized has dropped and also the states. Seven day rolling average for the number of new cases reported is down. Since the pandemic began, there have been 406,000 positive cases in Oklahoma and a total of 3870 deaths. Beam is now telling states the federal government will not supply the extra cove in 19 vaccine needed for those mega pod vaccination clinics to be held across the country, including in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Oklahoma. Deputy Health Commissioner Keith Reid says there aren't enough vaccine doses in the state allotment to allow the clinics to be held. If we continue with plans to bring these pods into the state, it would be necessary to divert large amounts of state vaccine allocation to sustain them. Such a diversion would disrupt efforts to continue the rollout in an equitable manner all across the state, he says. Plans for the mega pods are on hold.
KNST AM 790
"james lankford" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Wealth dot com This is knsd Am 7 90 High hard radio station. A coordinated attack to kill competition. I'm him who? So Fox News? That's how the CEO of parlor describes the move by Big Tech to shut down his social networking APP, which is popular with supporters of President Trump, Apple and Google removed the APP from their stores, saying parlor had not sufficiently policed its users post. Amazon, then booted the company from its Web hosting service. What Apple is trying to say is we don't like this point of view, and so we're going to use all of our might is a company to be able to diminish that that is toxic. To a group of people that said they started their companies based on wanting people to be able to connect with each other. Senate Republican James Lankford on Fox has justice with Judge Janine. It all started when Twitter removed President Trump from its platform. House Democrats are on notice. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says they may have to return to Washington following last week's assault on the Capitol. Democrats are moving full steam ahead with impeachment plans The articles of impeachment expected to be introduced in the House tomorrow, House Speaker Pelosi had urged Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office. With that, looking less likely. Now Democrats will move forward with the impeachment option. Fox is Mark MEREDITH. Or suspected rioters are being rounded up, the FBI says. Doug Jensen of Des Moines has been booked on five federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct. Jensen is suspected of being the man who chased a Capitol police officer up a flight of stairs. You may have seen video of that. Dozens of arrests have been made. It may not sound like a big deal about measurable snow in the South doesn't happen that often. Snowfall amounts generally look to be in the 3 to 6 inch area from parts of the plains of eastern New Mexico in the West Texas Richard Band with the National Weather Service, America's listening to Fox News..
"james lankford" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Morning I'm Heather Curtis and effort to impeach the president on charges of incitement of insurrection after the Capitol riots. Is gaining steam in the House of Representatives. The legislation is expected to be introduced tomorrow and now has 180 co sponsors and speaker Nancy Pelosi tells 60 minutes in an interview that will air tonight he has done something so serious that there should be prosecution against him. A top Republican Senator Pat Toomey, of Pennsylvania, agrees. The president has committed an impeachable offenses by Tumi stopped short of saying he would vote to remove the president from office Twitter. Coming under fire from some for permanently banning the president. Now Google, Apple and Amazon or feeling the heat after shutting down a social media app popular with some conservatives parlor Amazons has the company will give parlor 24 hours notice to find a new Web server company says parlors not doing enough to moderate, violent content. Apple and Google removed the out from their stores. It is toxic to our culture to a group of people that said they started their companies based on wanting people to be able to connect with each other and connect with family and friends and to have dialogue. Now they're doing everything they can to be able to stop it. Senator James Lankford, weighing in on Fox is justice with Janine. Parlor CEO says the APP could go off line for a week while it searches for a new Web hosting service. Senator Mark Warner's urging social media companies and mobile carriers to hang on to posts and information about Wednesday's riots. In a letter to nearly a dozen companies, he writes messaging data to and from subscribers that may have participated in the riots or assisted those who did is critical evidence in helping to bring those rioters to justice. Colbern 19 outbreaks growing in the province south of Beijing, China 40 new cases were confirmed today, bringing the total to about 380. Colvin wasn't the only thing killing Howard County residents last year, so we're opioid overdoses. They were up 43% from 2019 to 2020 County executive Calvin Ball says May was the worst month for fatal overdoses. So I think this is another example that we've seen with covert 19. It has not only revealed a lot of challenges that we had like an opioid misuse disorder. But exacerbating ball blames increased stress, anxiety and uncertainty and isolation on the spike in people dying from opioid overdoses. High schoolers may not be in class, but those who play hoops around the court. Now there's a shortage of referees do to cope in 19. Normally, there are three officials for varsity basketball games this year they will have to, according to Adam Brick, the head of the Cardinal Basketball officials Association. W M A L SPORTS A disappointing night for the Washington football team in the NFC wild card round Washington season comes to an end in the wild card around with a loss. To.
"james lankford" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Well. Networking APP, which is popular with supporters of President Trump, Apple and Google removed the APP from their stores, saying Parlor had not sufficiently policed its users post. Amazon then booted the company from its Web hosting service. What Apple is trying to say is we don't like this point of view, and so we're going to use all of our mind is a company to be able to diminish that that is toxic. To a group of people that said they started their companies based on wanting people to be able to connect with each other. Senate Republican James Lankford on Fox has justice with Judge Janine. It all started when Twitter removed President Trump from its platform. House Democrats are on notice. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says they may have to return to Washington following last week's assault on the Capitol. Democrats are moving full steam ahead with impeachment plans. Articles of impeachment expected to be introduced in the House tomorrow. House Speaker Pelosi had urged Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office. With that, looking less likely. Now Democrats will move forward with the impeachment option. Doc says Mark MEREDITH. More suspected rioters are being rounded up, the FBI says Doug Jensen of Des Moines has been booked on five federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct. Jensen is suspected of being the man who chased a Capitol police officer up a flight of stairs. You may have seen video of that. Dozens of arrests have been made. It may not sound like a big deal about measurable snow in the South doesn't happen that often. Snowfall amounts generally look to be in the 3 to 6 inch area from parts of the plains of eastern New Mexico in the West.
"james lankford" Discussed on WSB-AM
"You. Thank you where I'm sad that it was a day like this that got you finally follow me back on Instagram s O. Basically with with the Senate. I mean, this. This happens when you know if the Democrats air control I mean, doesn't matter Party. The Senate is usually the grown ups table. And you know, the House of Representatives is the kids table. So the grown ups on the Republican side of said we're not. You know, the Ted Cruz is and the Kelly left there say we're going to pull back. The staged objections. We had to this process, but we haven't heard yet from the House of Representatives. We haven't heard we assume that it's moving forward. House leadership has mightily changes to Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise that endorsed the effort this morning there now essentially saying it's time to move on and again, we keep hearing these very curious statements from Republican members of Congress, members of the president's Cabinet. The national security advisor. All of them talking about we've we've been talking to the vice president. No one's talking to the president whose Twitter account has now been suspended. And I'm gonna play the audio. I mean, we're gonna be with you all night, folks. So buckle up. We got you covered. We're gonna carry this. The proceedings live from the Senate floor, but Mitch McConnell had some had some strong words. At the beginning of the proceedings today, too, that couldn't have sat well, the West Wing. Yeah, listen, the president was very upset with McConnell. The media understood. McConnell understood what he was saying, trying to dissuade cruising Holly from doing what they did. Rand. Paul wind up with him, saying he wouldn't do it. After suggesting he might on Ben James Lankford walked it back the center from Oklahoma's Well, there's some real arm twisting. I'm sure that has gone on, even despite what they saw the day But McConnell listen hey, is his supporters are livid.
Fox News Sunday
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Pacifica Evening News
Biden team should get access to intelligence briefings
"Republican senators have congratulated Biden on his win at least six more GOP senators Josh Holly of Missouri, John Thune of South Dakota, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rob Portman of Ohio, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Mike rounds of South Dakota or saying that Biden should at least be receiving intelligence briefings even if Trump won't order his appointed head of the General Services Administration. To officially recognized Biden as the president elect here is sent it around to South Dakota. Look, one of these two men will be the president, United States after the election results have come in. And I think at this point, just as a matter of Protecting our nation's interests. I do think that both the president and his and his competition here, the vice President Biden should have access to those classified reports. Conservative British TV host Piers Morgan on Friday afternoon urged Trump to concede on Twitter GOP strategist Karl Rove said Thursday that Trump's lawsuits won't change the election results. Cindy McCain also told CNN today her deceased husband, former Senator John McCain, would have wanted Biden recognized as president elect You Beecher, he would be telling these people it is time that we that we move on. It's time we heal. It's China. We support our president elect and also encourage the G s A to release the funds so that the heat and get on with his transition team. Cindy McCain is an adviser to President elect job. His transition team. Trump's press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, and White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro. Both gave interviews on Fox business doubling down on the idea. Trump is preparing for a second term. This came as major news outlets today formally called the State of Georgia. For Biden and North Carolina. For Trump Theologian. Toral Vote count is now 306 for Biden and 232 for Trump
WBZ Morning News
Republican resistance to Biden victory starts to crack
"Or publicly coming out to urge the president to accept the election. Results of 2020 Karl Rove took out an outfit in the Wall Street Journal to say Trump can't win and should concede John Bolton with a similar piece in the Washington Post, accusing the president of trashing The U. S electoral system. Republican Senator James Lankford He's from Oklahoma says he will intervene by tomorrow if the Trump administration does not give Joe Biden access to presidential daily intelligence briefings, calling this a matter of national security. It's also one of the first rights given to a president elect after winning. 1 38. We'll have that
Bernie and Sid in the Morning
Where things stand with the Trump campaign's election lawsuits
"Claim who's worked with him before when Joe Biden was a senator and vice president. The president elect is not yet gotten daily intelligence briefings and if clearance for that isn't given by tomorrow, Republican Senator James Lankford says he'll step in to help facilitate it, he told Fox Radio affiliate K RMG in Tulsa. There's nothing wrong with Vice President Biden getting the briefings to be able to prepare himself and so that he can be ready to presidents already getting those. But there's nothing wrong with former vice president getting those that President Trump still won't concede. Fox is John Decker's live in Washington. White House Press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany on Fox News, saying the Trump campaign will continue its legal efforts in numerous states in an uphill battle to reverse the results of the 2020 election. There's a road and completely on litigation and the fact that in many of these cities be it. Detroit beat PHILADELPHIA. There have been issues for a long time of poll watchers being both This certificate take this certification date for both Pennsylvania and Michigan is November 23rd. President elect Joe Biden is leading in Pennsylvania. More than 53,000 votes. And in Michigan, his leaders over 146,000 Dave was on this one's coronavirus. Surgeon. Another all time high 144,000 new US cases reported yesterday in 2000 deaths the most since May,
The Vegas Take
Senate GOP introduces slimmed-down COVID-19 relief bill that Democrats vow to block
"For a new Corona virus relief Bill. Police The Brady Fox News. The slim down Republican measure might not have enough support to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate vote, now set for tomorrow at $300 billion Measure includes an extra $300 a week and expanded unemployment insurance more money for the Paycheck protection program. In liability protections for businesses. Republican Senator James Lankford told Fox Business was the highest need area but not subject to blanket dollars everywhere in the economy because lots of areas of the economy are doing very well right now the package is a fraction of what Democrats want. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the bill emaciated. They say it's going nowhere.
Postmaster General defends changes made to USPS during Senate committee hearing
"Friday, recently appointed Postmaster General Lewis to Joy was grilled by the Homeland Security Committee about his sweeping cutbacks that intentionally or not fulfilled Trump's vision. But as Republicans on the committee were quick to observe, he didn't start the fire. From what I've heard so far today. Apparently the post office never had any issues. There was never any delays. There was never any male that was late. There were never any financial problems. There was never any challenge the mail in voting until 65 days ago when you arrived, and then apparently all chaos has broken out in the post office fair point Senator James Lankford, but what he and his GOP colleagues failed to point out. Was that it was their party's own policies that intentionally or not crippled the Postal Service to begin with, And according to New Republic staff writer Alex Shepherd. When journalists start talking about the public sector, they tend to be sucked into a similar partisan ideological narrative. Yeah, the postal Service exists is a kind of symbol of good government, and it's one that has been surprisingly resilient, Tio Republican attacks, particularly ones aimed at privatizing various public sector services. But that you know hasn't dimmed their enthusiasm for making widespread demands for greater efficiency that, in fact lower efficiency. These have certainly increased over the last 15 years, but it feels like we've only started paying attention to them over the last week or so. No. You just said lead to greater efficiency first by creating lower efficiency, and we'll get to that in a moment, But first we should observe that this process goes back decades. Along with the privatization, dreams for schools, colleges, social security, prisons, even parts of the military. But you write that the particular image we have of the post office today. Really has its origins in 2006. How so? Yeah, In 2006 Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, known as Pica. On that required us B s to make a number of changes. The most substantial was that it required them to fully fund all of their pensions. 75 years in advance, which created a $72 billion hole and the operating budget immediately. No other institution is required to do this, and it immediately turned a profitable arm of the federal government into an unprofitable one. Now the timing of that was interesting because That was a year in which the USPS was, as it had been for several years in the black. It was also the year that Facebook opened up, Tio everyone on and you start to see large standing changes in the way that People communicate. That also has provided a hit to the Postal Service's budget, but not as substantial as this one about pensions. Now, over the past couple of months we've observed trumps over meddling into the post office. In the person of his new postmaster General Lewis to joy, he isn't Underqualified Trump mega donor with financial ties to Postal service competitors. And next thing you know, he was cutting overtime for workers in the middle of a pandemic in advance of an election and had removed mail sorting machines from post offices nationwide. Which raised media eyebrows, but not exactly at first at least alarm. Until about a week ago, when Trump blurted out his sabotage scheme on Fox business. These Ah ha! Journalistic moments about public sector institutions follow a pattern yet in the case of U. S. P s There are a few things happening where you know at the same time Lewis to Joy is fulfilling this longstanding conservative project of hobbling USPS of creating space in which its competitors can thrive. He is also doing so at a time where it will, almost certainly if not aid. The president's reelection campaign, then certainly bolster claims that he may make challenging the legitimacy of the election. The press is largely focused on the second one of those still, and the first part is, I think, still gone unnoticed. You send that the Republican strategy over the decades Has been to defund the post office, for example, by forcing them to fund their pension plan going out 75 years. In order to actually forced their service to deteriorate in order ultimately, to privatize the organization. What Louis to Joy has been doing since the spring. You know, is familiar to anyone who's covered the private equity industry in America in recent years, it's you look at an organization that's losing money. And then you strip resource is from it in the name of efficiency. And then, of course, it becomes less efficient and you're in this endless cycle of taking things away. But the larger project, I think is ideological as much as it is practical that conservatives don't like the fact that this is a government institution that works. That the USPS should be treated like a business that's put a giant target on its back. The Postal Service itself is a kind of American value. Saying that you know, we're all Americans, and we all should be connected together, No matter what that costs. The drive, Tio privatized that Not only would have dramatic consequences for people who rely on USPS, Teo get medication or keep in touch with loved ones, particularly incarcerated people. It also would be a betrayal of what I think is an ideal, which is that we should have a system that brings us all together. You believe that we've allowed a distorted picture. Of the public sector to form in the public's minds over decades and and that we've even internalized the Reagan doctrine. That big government is not the solution. But the problem. Drunk. The Kool Aid halfway Yeah, I think that the image of a postal worker sort of remains Newman from Seinfeld. You don't even have to lick the stamps. It's not to be So I'm hanging it up. You quit the post office kind of I'm still collecting checks. I'm just not delivering mail. Somebody who's you know, lazy. They take a three hour break. The post office itself is a drab and dreary place where you waited line for hours and then are told to go somewhere else. It's sort of the The M V next door. Part of the issue, I think is political and that Democrats have also internalized a lot of these ideas. But I think that there's also a sense that journalist walk into a post office and they see Not the connective tissue of this country. They see another, you know, failing organ of big government. One of the strange things about all this hand wringing about if the USPS can handle the election is that they just finished. You know, a substantial project, which is handling the United States Census. USPS does this kind of work all the time, and they've done it despite the fact that they've been, you know, hobbled by staffing cuts and demands Teo to run like a business when it's not a business And how do we get The narrative that you just provided. Back into the minds of the media. If, in fact we have drunk the Kool Aid. I think there's a really shyness about communicating values in media. That's not true. When it comes to sort of First Amendment issues. Members of the press will always you know, beat their chests when They're kicked out of White House briefing room or something, but you don't get that with other values. Instead, there's a real reliance on others. You need advocacy groups you need opposed to workers Union or Members of the Democratic Party. But there are a lot of cases where those voices aren't going to be forthcoming and that you need Teo look at institutions for what they provide beyond. Profit and efficiency. It's a public service and the American people, for the most part recognized as that. It's Congress that hasn't and if it does do that, then I think things will get a lot better. Alex. Thank you.
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