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"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on KOMO
"Is spending Mother's Day in Slovakia meeting with Ukrainian refugees and touring the border between Slovakia and Ukraine So I just wanted to come and say happy Mother's Day and say that the hearts of the American people are with the mothers of Ukraine They are thinking of you and praying for you every day The U.S. ambassador to the UN says Russia has nothing to celebrate on victory day They have not succeeded in defeating the Ukrainians They have not succeeded in dividing the world or dividing NATO Appearing on CNN State of the Union Linda Thomas Greenfield called Kremlin plans for a flyover of a so called doomsday plane and escalation as a result of Moscow's failings Thomas Greenville added that Russia put themselves on the list of countries that are state sponsors of terrorism However she declined to confirm if the Biden administration would make that inclusion official I'm millennial with another northwest news extra New research shows allergy season is getting worse and lasting longer Allison Steiner is a Professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Michigan she says that can be blamed on climate change When we look at just including things like temperature and rain we found that the colon emissions increased by about 16 to 40% over the U.S. 20 days of an added to pollen season in North America between 1990 and 2018 allergists like doctor nita Ogden say it's also impacting people who have never had problems before That's one of the biggest things that allergists see now are people who are in their 30s and 40s and 50s and are first time allergy sufferers So what can you do You want to look and see.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"President volodymyr zelensky spoke this morning to the Irish parliament Zelensky described the recent Russian attacks on this country and made another plea for help and stopping the now 6 week war They also have blocked all of our seaports together with the vessels that were had already agricultural cargoes for exports Why are they doing this Because for them hunger is also a weapon Through a translator president zelensky says Russian troops are bombing 24/7 in mariupol adding there is no single house left intact The U.S. ambassador to the UN spoke of filtration camps where she said Russian forces are separating families and reportedly making tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians relocate to Russia Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield spoke to the UN Security Council I do not need to spell out what these so called filtration camps are reminiscent of It's chilling And we can not look away Ambassador Thomas Greenfield also says Russia does not belong on the Human Rights Council President Joe Biden is ordering a new national research push on long COVID The president has also directing federal agencies to support patients dealing with a mysterious and debilitating condition that includes fatigue and brain fog Meanwhile there are more reported cases of diabetes after COVID-19 CDC director doctor Rochelle Walensky The science is definitely starting to demonstrate this link between people who previously had COVID and increasing rates of new diabetes diagnoses Doctor walensky also says the 7 day average of new COVID hospitalizations is about 1400 per day a decrease of about 17% over the previous week Ivanka Trump has testified before the House January 6th committee She answered the questions remotely Chairman Benny Thompson says Ivanka Trump cooperated voluntarily answering what she knew about the hours with her father former president Trump before during and after the capitol riot Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios this is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Countries This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update This is a special report the Russian invasion of Ukraine The top U.S. representative at the United Nations says it's up to Ukraine to decide how they'll compromise with Russia at the negotiating table It is not our decision on that And we support their efforts UN ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield tells CNN State of the Union that negotiations are an important factor in ending the war in Ukraine Some of those compromises could include complete demilitarization of the country and Ukraine agreeing to give up territory annexed by Russia A bipartisan group of senators is visiting Poland in Germany this weekend to discuss the war in Ukraine Scott Carr with more The delegation will meet with NATO military leaders and at the top officials about the western response to the Russian invasion Ukrainian president zelensky said Saturday Russia's attack on the port city of Mario pole is a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come In Washington the group said in a joint statement that the Senate stands united with Ukraine This has been a special report The Russian invasion of Ukraine I'm deana kodiak I'm Barry Rudolph you're listening to masters and business on Bloomberg radio are extra special guests today is Darren Palmer He is the general manager of battery electric vehicles at Ford Let's talk a little bit about some of the things that we're looking at in the future You mentioned how proud you are of the price points that you've introduced cars like the Mach-E or the E transit or the one 50 lightning what do you think is going to happen going forward in terms of pricing Not a battery hybrid but a regenerative I guess P HEV hybrid the maverick was priced at pretty inexpensive $22,000 for a compact four door pickup truck How cheap can battery EVs get in the future Well today so the F one 50 lightning was being included incentive that's available is really in the range right now of gasa from 50 Right in the heartland of where we sell most of them So I could argue that today we have a one of the first vehicles that has reached parity with an equivalent truck And I say equivalent yet the electrics faster than any F one 50 we ever made more talk than any F one 50 ever made quite a handles better et cetera et cetera than any F one 50 ever And it should start at the price of the gas So there's one segment where we've managed to achieve it That one is with the incentive So that has helped us helps it bring to bring it to more people We are working on other vehicles not announced yet to bring the vehicles to more people a lower cost vehicle I can't say anything more about it at the moment but that's one of our missions and part of this huge investments we're making in batteries is obviously supporting that because the biggest component by far is the battery And already I can say that a Mac E is a similar cost to run over 5 years as a Ford escape The total cost spent is the same as a Ford escape already So that is also supported by an incentive at the moment but that's amazing for those that wake up to see that now They're getting a huge bargain and the charging networks already reached 90,000 plus So they're available everywhere and there's hardly anyone there yet So you also have the network to yourself So the ownership at the moment is just fantastic You'll also find the parking spot for many places right next to the entrance because that's where the electric spot is And they're half inch as well So when you drive they feel like a VIP So it's a really good time to get into them now But we do have plans to bring vehicles that are even lower cost And we are moving to more segments So the three rows are next one along where the real family car size that is so popular in America So currently the Ford explorer which I think comes with a third row is available hybrid You mentioned you're looking to do a three row SUV Can we assume we're going to see an E explorer sometimes soon So yes we've announced that we're working on that one It's a three row in the explorer is indeed three row So we're working on that now But I would say it's the same segment as a three row explorer I wouldn't call it any explorer We intend to reinvent what these vehicles can be And again it will not be an explorer of an electric motor in it It will be a new vehicle that offers new experiences that are game changing and spi directional power and mega power frontiers for the F one 50 But something things that are designed to delight the customers in this segment the things they want in their daily lives I want to say more about it yet but it continues to be an incredible vehicle again So previously you said EV adoption is similar to the process that the iPhone had to go through any groundbreaking product requires a readjustment into your life Is that what you're seeing with EV adoption once people make it part of their routine it's no longer the electric car it just becomes the car Oh yes I mean universally.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We solve we do The market news you need Rates are low earnings are pretty good Along with the insights you didn't know you needed I'm walking my dog when I'm taking Steve around the block Steve is my dog Yes Steve Bloomberg markets with Paul's weenie and Matt Miller My dream scenario is that Paul sells his house then the bubble bursts And then I can find one We do mornings at ten eastern Never met Steve On Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com This is a special report the Russian invasion of Ukraine Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky has said Russia's attack on the port city of Mario pole is a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come because of the war crimes committed there The city council said Saturday Russian forces bombed an art school where at least 400 residents were taking shelter The top U.S. representative at the United Nations says it's up to Ukraine to decide how they compromise with Russia at the negotiating table UN ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield telling CNN State of the Union It's not for the U.S. to say if Ukrainians need to take drastic measures to end the conflict Some of those compromises could include complete demilitarization of Ukraine and giving up territory already annexed by Russia As a bipartisan group of senators visits Poland and Germany this weekend to discuss the war the delegations meeting with NATO military leaders and other top officials about the western response This has been a special report the Russian invasion of Ukraine I'm Scott Carr And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom One of Canada's largest railways is winding down operations after failing to reach a labor deal with unionized workers Canadian Pacific railway stopped work early today after the company and the union's leadership were unable to negotiate a settlement or agree to binding arbitration that according to a tweet by Canada's labor minister Seamus o'regan Under a proposal from the U.S. transportation department new single aisle airplanes would be required to have a restroom big enough for a passenger in a wheelchair we get the story on that from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet The rule would require the least one lavatory on these narrower planes with 125 or more passenger seats be accessible to a passenger with a disability Its release follows years of lobbying by advocates for people with disabilities according to the rules initial assumptions airlines and manufacturers found that a larger lavatory could require the loss of a row of seats an estimated $33.3 billion industry wide revenue loss over 25 years Charlie palette Bloomberg radio The impending sale of Chelsea football club will prompt investors to reassess the value of Manchester United a sharp decline in that club's shares Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett reports That according to Canadian fund manager crimson asset management as many as 30 bidders could place indicative offers for Chelsea according to a source the club owned by sanctioned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is looking for a minimum of $3.9 billion That's nearly double the $2.1 billion market value of Manchester United which is trading near a record low after dropping 29% over the past 6 months Greg Jarrett Bloomberg radio Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is Bloomberg Broadcasting live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studio in New York Bloomberg 11 three O to Washington D.C. Bloomberg 99 one to Boston Bloomberg.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on WTOP
"His forces pounded the city of lviv today a new expansion of the war effort in southern Ukraine officials say 130 people were rescued from a bombed out theater that was being used as a shelter but others could still be trapped U.S. defense officials say Russian troops remain in place around the capital Kyiv and have not moved any closer The latest American warnings about the situation from the ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield Russia has repeatedly repeatedly accused other countries of the very violations it plans to perpetrate We continue to believe it is possible that Russia may be planning to use chemical or biological agents against the Ukrainian people The UN now estimates nearly 6 and a half million people have been displaced by the fighting Stormy weather could kick up tornadoes today in parts of the south in the west it's been a bone dry 2022 so far in California and the outlooks not good The Golden State could end this month with the driest January through March period in at least a century Santa Clara water spokesperson Matt Keller says this will be a challenge We're facing reservoir levels that are well below normal and now we're heading into the dry part of the year So far governor Gavin Newsom has stopped short of mandatory water use cutbacks but the state natural resources secretary says local governments may need to issue their own orders Scientists say climate change is making the drought worse Allison keyes CBS News On the economy CBS Jim crisilla has the latest information about the real estate market Sales of existing homes fell 7% in February from January amid higher mortgage rates and prices That's according to the national association of realtors which says inventory continues to be very limited The median home price is just over $357,000 Up 15% from a year ago The Dao is up 7 points This is CBS News Never miss a moment top news from WTO P 24/7 360 five Listen on air on Alexa and on the.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"From NPR and WBUR I'm Scott Tong in Washington D.C. And I'm Peter O'Dowd in Phoenix This is here and now Russian forces continue to attack residential areas in cities across Ukraine And it's not just a matter of where Russia is dropping bombs It's also what kind of bombs the Russians are using Here's U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield last week We have seen videos of Russian forces moving exceptionally lethal weaponry into Ukraine which has no place on the battlefield That includes cluster munitions and vacuum bombs which are banned under the Geneva convention Let's take a deeper look at what's happening on the battlefield David Johnson is a retired army colonel now a researcher with the Rand corporation and before we bring him in a warning that this conversation includes graphic descriptions of war David welcome Hey how are you doing I'm doing well Thanks So we just heard Linda Thomas Greenfield mention cluster bombs what are they exactly If you think of a howitzer projectile normally it's one explosive round a cluster munition is a number of submunitions inside of that route And they spread over an area so there's more coverage in each one of them is its own explosive charge Now we've seen video in news reports of Russians allegedly using these bombs on civilian targets And as you describe it's almost like one explosion And then another one quickly somewhere else And then a third one and a fourth one Why would they use those weapons What kind of tactical advantage would it give them So the tactical advantage is you cover a wider area I just want to be one really clear about one thing the ambassador said These weapons are not prohibited under the Geneva convention They are prohibited for use against civilians as are any other weapons system The United States has clustered munitions The problem with them use is some of those submunitions don't go off and they leave unexploded or denser duds Which civilians can step on or pick up later on That's one of the areas that was really problematic in Afghanistan after the Russians They used them quite widely But the weapon themselves are not banned And I think that's an important thing to focus on Well my understanding is that most countries in fact have agreed not to use them under an international convention from 2010 but Russia Ukraine and the U.S. are not among them So my point is that that means that there is an agreement among nations not a legal covenant signed by all the nations like the Geneva convention I see Well regardless the International Criminal Court is opening an investigation into possible war crimes by Russia This is related to the use of these types of bombs on civilians right So here's CNN's Jake tapper asking U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken if the U.S. had seen evidence of war crimes Let's listen Jake we've seen very credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians which would constitute a war crime We've seen very credible reports about the use of certain weapons And what we're doing right now is documenting all of this putting it all together looking at it and making sure that as people and the appropriate organizations and institutions investigate whether war crimes have been or are being committed that we can support whatever they're doing So Russia as we know denies that it's targeted civilians but we've seen the images on TV Do you think there's evidence that Russia has committed war crimes so far Yeah I do The use of these weapons against civilians is a war crime And the law of armed conflict clearly stipulates that using weapons of any kind indiscriminately against civilians is against the covenant I want to take a moment now to just talk about another one of these weapons that has come up in this conversation vacuum bombs or thermobaric weapons Is that right Well what are those Correct Way to start this explaining what they are And why they're different than other weapons Most bombs are artillery shells that we think of are devices that have an explosive inside and the body of the projectile becomes the mechanism along with the blast that causes casualties with fragmentation of this pieces of steel flying out of high velocity So a thermobaric does not use that mechanism It does say two stage system that the first stage dispenses in aerosol vaporized gasoline is probably the best way to think of it It seeps into places in the second part ignites it Of DIA report defense and tolerance agents report from 1993 describes what happens The kill mechanism against living targets is unique and unpleasant What kills is the pressure wave or more importantly the subsequent ratification or vacuum which ruptures along If the fuel lights but does not detonate victims will be severely burned will probably inhale burning fuel So it's not this danger of pieces of metal coming at you You're essentially in the middle of a complication where the air is sucked out and it's a huge fireball Oh my God So horrible That sounds absolutely horrifying Well why you do this Well I think the reason the Russians used them in grozny and they were used in Syrian Iraqis actually used cost ones which were the Russian system that they had in their inventory Against ISIS they are very effective in clearing buildings and cave complexes or fortifications because you don't have to send someone into the building with a rifle to try and go after each person If I'm not mistaken the United States also used one of these weapons in Afghanistan I think it was in tora Bora on a cave complex It was called the mother of all bombs But just to be clear is there any reason why you see that Russia would need to use a weapon like that in Ukraine If they are facing determined opposition from a set of structures buildings that's what they did in grozny And I think the other thing to keep in mind about the way the Russians operate in grozny essentially during the second Chechen war they told the citizens they had a certain number of days to leave there were quarters for them to evacuate And if they were there after that time they were considered terrorists or combatants When we all know that a lot of people could not get out Look I think the elephant in the room here is that Russia has other tools at its disposal It has more nuclear weapons than any country on the planet And if this war were to escalate to that point God forbid What kind of bombs could Russia use and how could they be deployed They have a range.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Stand up to a tank surely to God we can produce more oil and gas And the role angry parents could play in this year's midterms I just feel like they are not listening to their constituents in any way and I'm really frustrated and just done with the party to be honest First news Lie from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi sang The U.S. is coming off another strong month in job growth 678,000 jobs created in February Welcome news for Joe Biden whose presidency's tested by the highest U.S. inflation in decades We have a choice The way to fight inflation is to drive down wages and make Americans poorer or have a better plan to fight inflation and lower cost and not your wages But robust gains in the labor market are overshadowed by the war in Ukraine for U.S. allies One of the most alarming developments yet in the conflict was a Russian attack overnight that caused a fire at the zapper Asia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine the largest facility of its kind in Europe at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council today U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield said the world had narrowly averted a nuclear catastrophe and Pierre's Eric westervelt has more Western leaders condemned Russia for a quote reckless and horrific act that again sparked fears of a potential nuclear disaster as the Russian assault on Ukraine continues The U.S. embassy in Ukraine called it a war crime Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky said quote Europeans please wake up Tell your politicians Russian troops are shooting at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine So lenski warned the attack could have caused 6 Chernobyl's and again called on the west to impose a no fly zone NATO is firmly rejected that idea saying it could spark a wider conflict A requester velt and PR news shamash Poland The U.S. remains firm on not putting boots on the ground in Ukraine which is not a member of NATO but American military assistance is flowing to Ukraine and given the high stakes the speed at which weapons are arriving in Ukraine has picked up dramatically a senior defense official says just a few days ago President Biden authorized $350 million in military aid zen Pierre's Greg myrie reports the official says the bulk of that assistance is already gone out The U.S. official described the weapons as anti armor and did not provide additional details However the U.S. has been giving Ukraine javelin missiles for the past several years They are shoulder fired and have been effective in taking out Russian tanks and other armored vehicles Providing weapons to the Ukrainians used to take weeks or months the official said Now it's taking just days or hours In less than a week the U.S. is distributed 240 million of the $350 million or more than two thirds of what President Biden authorized The official said Russian forces have not been able to stop the flow of U.S. weapons to Ukraine Greg myrie NPR news Washington There could be major progress in the effort to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear accord negotiators involved in indirect talks between Washington and Tehran are suggesting an agreement may happen very soon The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 179 points at last check You're listening to NPR news From WAB news in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris It's four O four Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 90% of Americans now live in areas.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on WTOP
"Alert Blinken also just announced new sanctions against Russia We and our allies and partners are launching a task force to identify track down and freeze the assets of sanctioned Russian companies and oligarchs At the United Nations the General Assembly approved a resolution demanding Russia withdrawal from Ukraine U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield We call on Russia to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine CBS is Sabina Castelfranco on what the Pope is saying Addressing Polish people the Pope thanked them for opening their doors to refugees from Ukraine for generously offering them everything they need to live in dignity CBS News special report On that piper Of course the situation on the ground in Ukraine is worsening by the hours Ukrainian civilians are being targeted by Russian forces and it raises the question about why Russia president Vladimir Putin is doing this National security correspondent JJ green joins us live with more JJ That's right Sean secretary blinken as you heard from his news conference said in addition to what you heard I can't put myself in president Putin's mind or state of mind but he said one of the Achilles heels of autocracies is the inability to speak truth to power I don't know who said what the president Putin before he launched this aggression I don't know who's saying what to him now He said all the U.S. can do is focus on the response to what he's doing And it's important to note that the very same weakness blinken mentioned is believed to have played a key role in why Russia lost the Cold War and speaking of Putin's state of mind they were growing calls inside of Russia for him to be removed from power Reporting live JJ green WTO V news JJ there's been a lot of concern and curiosity over what rushes a war plan is What have you learned Well we've just acquired some leaked documents from Russian troops that show the war against Ukraine was approved by Russia's military and Vladimir Putin on the 18th of January The initial plan was to seize Ukraine starting on the 20th of February until the 6th of March This is pretty much what U.S. intelligence had been saying all along They said that they would wait until after the Olympics to start this invasion but clearly they're off their schedule First they were saying it would be two days then it was 7 days Now there's talk of three weeks to a month before Russia can seize Ukraine And their experts they're just saying still they won't ever be able to seize Ukraine And if they do they won't be able to hold it All right JJ thanks You're welcome WTO's JJ green meantime some in Congress are calling for Vladimir Putin to be investigated for war crimes related to the Russian invasion Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill Enough stop it end it Senator Lindsey Graham who says the U.S. and its allies have for years seen Putin act recklessly and it's gone on for too long Graham and Indiana congresswoman Victoria spartz whose Ukrainian American are introducing a resolution to have Putin investigated for war crimes by the International Criminal Court Meantime the president's Supreme Court nominee katangi Brown Jackson has been meeting with lawmakers including Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer I've read.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on WTOP
"Invasion of Ukraine prompts new U.S. sanctions effectively freezing Russian government or Central Bank assets held in the U.S. or managed by Americans abroad The U.S. also shuttering its embassy in Russian allied Belarus which is hosting talks between Ukrainian and Russian delegations this hour as CBS can be McCormick reports The border talks come as Belarus is reportedly preparing to send soldiers into Ukraine in support of the Russian invasion The Ukrainians have called for an immediate ceasefire International sanctions imposed this past week and already having an effect the Russian ruble has crashed today Russian president Vladimir Putin's put his nuclear forces on special alert We need to take extraordinary actions to meet this threat Washington's UN ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield the UN holding a rare emergency meeting of its entire membership today but a three mile column of heavy weapons is still advancing on Kyiv CBS News special report on Vicky Parker With Belarus expected to send troops into Ukraine as soon as today to fight alongside Russian forces we asked WTO national security correspondent JJ green what it could mean for Ukraine's resistance Belarus has about 45,000 troops in its military And they have another 20,000 civilians But here's the thing about that only about a third of their troops according to some defense sources that have spoken to are really combat proficient So it may not make much of a difference In fact it may be a problem not only for the Russians that are trying to leverage this but it may also be a problem for Belarus back at home which has some serious problems of its own Belarus has been providing support for Russia's war effort However so far it has not played a direct role in the conflict U.S. intelligence indicates weather Belarus comes further into the war depends on the outcome of talks between Russia and Ukraine Well there has been vandalism at the Russia House restaurant on Connecticut avenue in northwest D.C. That very same restaurant was also targeted on Friday D.C. police tell our news partners at NBC four that the vandals broke windows and spray painted anti Russian sentiments all over the restaurant That incident is being investigated as potentially being motivated by hate Coming up a look at the heightened security on Capitol Hill of the head of the State of the Union address tomorrow It's 8 34.
UN holding 2 meetings Monday on Russia's attack on Ukraine
"For the first time in decades the United Nations General Assembly will hold an emergency session today to discuss the Ukraine crisis there are two meetings at the U. N. first the one hundred ninety three member General Assembly we are ambassadors like Linda Thomas greenfield of the U. S. will denounce the war that Russia's waged on Ukraine and find ways to hold the Kremlin accountable those of us here safely sitting in this hollowed hall have a moral responsibility to respond to Russia's desecration of human life later the more powerful fifteen member security council meets to discuss international demands for an immediate ceasefire and address the plight of millions of Ukrainians caught up in the war many seeking shelter in bordering countries I'm Jackie Quinn
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Tom Lisa John the United Nations Security Council is set to meet today regarding Russia and Ukraine Bloomberg's Ed Baxter as the story This is The Pentagon says Russia continues to build up troops on a day to today basis U.S. ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield says today is actually a chance for Russia Part of the reason we're calling for this meeting on Monday is one more opportunity to find a diplomatic way out for the Russians But she says the others are to talk further actions from sanctions the troop build up and to see where other nations stand In San Francisco I'm at Baxter Bloomberg radio The Biden administration reiterated that it's ready to hold talks with North Korea without preconditions day after Kim Jong-un's regime fired an intermediate range ballistic missile for the first time since 2017 The senior administration official described North Korea's recent series of missile launches as destabilizing a threat to North Korea's neighbors and U.S. forces in the region and a breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions The official says though the U.S. is committed to diplomacy with North Korea The United Arab Emirates says it intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen Houthi rebels as the Israeli president is visiting the country The attack early today was the third in recent weeks The State Department condemned the Houthi attack It will be the Cincinnati Bengals against the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl the rams beat the forty-niners 2017 to win the NFC The Bengals beat the chiefs in overtime 27 24 for the AFC title the Cincinnati fans are ecstatic.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"China reporting out of about 16 new COVID cases among the Olympic athletes said Baxter's got details It Paul and this is a seriously testing China's COVID zero policy Bloomberg's end of current reports more as well in the bubble Over 30 cases inside the Olympic boba reported yesterday now you know on the one hand you would expect China is running a pretty sealed operation up there around the Olympics The expectations are they might be able to contain it but nonetheless it highlights the challenges involved with the ongoing challenges with the kind of aggressive zero COVID strategy Yeah and Hong Kong is reporting out 81 new cases 15 with no known link source day to day New South Wales reports out over 13,500 cases in the past 24 as the U.S. says Russia continues to build up troops strength at the Ukraine border the United Nations Security Council is set to meet scheduled for tomorrow and U.S. ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield says it's actually a chance for Russia Part of the reason we're calling for this meeting on Monday is one more opportunity to find a diplomatic way out for the Russians Yeah but she says the others are to talk further actions from sanctions the troop buildup and to see where other nations stand Greenfield on ABC is heard on Bloomberg says it's an opportunity as well to talk North Korea and further open it talks We are absolutely open to a diplomatic engagement without preconditions our goal is to in the threatening actions that the DPRK is taking against their neighbors Now over the weekend North Korea launched its biggest ballistic missile in almost 5 years With U.S. president Joe Biden reiterating his pledge to nominate an African American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court last week the name that has risen to the surface all week is Michelle childs Congressman Jim claimed James cleber a Clyburn of a South Korea I'm sorry Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina on CBS has heard on Bloomberg says it is a very important message Going to public schools because you didn't get an offer from one of the big private schools It says to them you've got just as much of a chance to benefit from the greatness of this country as everybody else And several Republicans have expressed their support senator Lindsey Graham is one of them She's highly qualified She's a good character and we'll see how she does if she's nominated but I can not say anything bad about Michelle child She is an awesome person Yeah Graham says she'll have the people on her agenda front and center and I just got an email from James Clyburn Brian saying he doesn't want to move In San Francisco I met back I had him on the wrong country In San Francisco I had Baxter This is Brian South Carolina Yeah very influential Absolutely All right here we are Time 38 minutes before the top of or after the top of the hour 22 to the top let's get to sports Rafael Nadal making history in Dan Schwartzman is here to tell us more about it Dan Yeah Brian he does make history winning a record 21st grade slammed the 35 year old coming back from dropping the first two sets to beat two seed Danielle Medvedev in 5 sets in the second longest men's final match ever in a Grand Slam 5 hours 24 minutes.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on KOMO
"Oakville from ABC News I'm chuck severson going to the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years The Cincinnati Bengals beating the chiefs in Kansas City minutes ago like some other playoff games recently It came down to a field goal This one by Evan McPherson The kick is up The coffin nails Bam Bam Bam Team at Cincinnati's 700 W 27 to 24 Bengals and AFC title game soon tonight the Los Angeles Rams play the San Francisco forty-niners for the NFC final Nothing official yet from Tampa Bay quarter back Tom Brady and whether he'll retire as various reports say his family denies it ABC's Philip off Following ESPN's reporting social media lit up sparking massive confusion TB twelve's own sports company posted a tribute and then took it down Shortly after that Brady's agent saying in a statement Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy The UN Security Council to meet tomorrow on the Russian troops near Ukraine's situation U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Security Council president Linda Thomas Greenfield says Russia has been saying it has legitimate concerns We're going to go in the room prepared to listen to them but we're not going to be distracted by their propaganda And we're going to be prepared to respond to any disinformation that they attempt to spread during this meeting Thomas Greenfield on ABC's this week Russia wants a guarantee that Ukraine doesn't join NATO Howard Hesseman who played the morning DJ on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and the actor turned history teacher on the head of the class has died at 81 Complications from colon surgery as Johnny fever Relax open your ears real wide and say.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Global Translations
"Okay. I like hit me with it. How did i do while. You're a superstar. So don't worry everything's gonna be great but i'm not surprised you mentioned gumbo diplomacy. I am surprised that you offered to cook. Alex i m screwed the most important american diplomat except for anthony blake and is going to be coming to my house but gumbo and i really talked up my gumbo skills and i am really on the hook. Now what advice do you have to save my. But have you heard of door dash or hoover's only i mean look you're diplomacy doesn't have to be good right. I mean plus. She's a diplomat. She's gonna take a bite and go. You know the american position is that this gumbo is not exactly where we wanted to be. We are going to make some strategic investments and give it some extra time. And then we're gonna get into a place where we desire it and so we can have an area of mutual agreement. Otherwise i mean look. There was nothing super surprising to me. Because i think she was as reserved. I expected to be. Did it surprise you at all that she is still in such close contact with the un ambassador from afghanistan and burma aka man mar. Yeah that's kind of in a way it's logical but in another sense it's like quite a grey zone and it's through the weight of her just doing that. She's basically keeping them in their job. Yeah one hundred percent. I actually to me. That was what stuck out. the most. is that through the act of staying in touch with these people. She is maintaining a sort of a threat connection with the old democratic burma and the old democratic afghanistan. she's providing them somewhat of a lifeline. Could just be checking in on safety. It could just be logistics. A bunch of things but it's sort of interesting to know that there is a high level diplomat keeping in touch with high level diplomats of these countries with which we've seen massive governmental change now when it comes to the taliban and recognizing whatever government the taliban is able to cobbled together or keep in place in afghanistan. Linda thomas greenfield talks a big game about holding them to particular standards and watching and waiting. And it's true that the un is all following that line. I'm not sure i fully believe that. That's going to be possible though. I don't know what the alternative is apart from having some forms of engagement with the taliban unless you want to allow isis to to grow again for example so i wonder how much you believe on that and maybe it's not even a question of belief. Maybe it's that the white house will overrule instincts on that. So what's your read on where. Us government is going to go on recognizing. The taliban i mean is out of her hands. But we've heard biden say recognitions off the table for a while until you see. The taliban change its behavior. This has been a consistent line industries and said throughout so she was very much in line with that talking point. And it'd be. I thought your question was brilliant. Like let's say the taliban shows up in unger soon and they send a representative what then they might force your hand. She didn't really have an answer to that. And frankly. I don't think the administration does that. I'm sure they have to think about it. And they are probably thinking about it. But there's no indication that they they've really have a plan to keep the taliban out maybe they won't bring them travel knows it's a fascinating dilemma. That they're up against. But she's not really at the forefront of that. And frankly i know she was not really at the forefront of a lot of the decisions about afghanistan recently and granted it wasn't necessarily her portfolio right. That's most it was mostly dod does mostly state it's understandable. You have lincoln involved in those kinds of things and let's be honest. No one was really fully in control. And that's how things got as mri as they did. Sure i think she is though someone that they could deploy to kind of be a main conduit to the taliban. Let's say i mean you do have alcaloids out there. But it wouldn't be a bad idea if the us bases at hey taliban if you actually want to reach xyz criteria so you can read recognition. Start working with our un office. It would.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Global Translations
"And respecting human rights. But i i guess it's fair to say that the not going to be recognized if they're not living up to some of those commitments as certainly not by the united states. We also the heroics at the beginning of the year from the burmese ambassador who stood up and defied the military takeover of his country. We need fun of strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup to stop oppressing the innocent people to return the state power to the people and to restore democracy. He's still clinging to his post and it's just a reminder that this gets personal very quickly for for people in a position like you because your colleagues and your friends. I you still in touch with the ambassador from afghanistan. Do you think he's going to be able to hold on for a while. I am in regular touch with him. We were communicating with each other today. And i am very supportive of him and we will watch and see how things evolve. The you mentioned the Burmese ambassador I was in regular contact with him. I happen to be in the general assembly the day that he made his speech separating himself from the hunter and i immediately i had never met him in person but i immediately reached out to him and and applauded his courage and we have stayed in contact with each other as you know he had a threat against his life The us government responded immediately in. Fortunately were able to arrest the people involved in that and charge them so we will continue to be Friends and and supporters of Of this ambassador as as the afghan ambassador moving forward silently lost track of time. But i know you must need to go up to questions. I take the smile as permission. One is on unicef where you talked about the important work that they do in afghanistan. they're the big vaccine coordinators at the global level and the united states has held the executive director position there since nine and forty six and henrietta. Four is going to be stepping down soon. Do you know yet what you will do to try and make sure that post stays in american hands of vaccine. Diplomacy and other work can continue. Well i let me just congratulate henrietta for who i know quite well and have worked with for many years for the extraordinary job that she did as as executive director of unicef and we're in the process of reviewing Candidates that we will nominate for that position to the secretary general as you know it is the secretary general who will make the choice but i can say that it will be a us Intentions to put forward a strong candidate to head the organization for For the next term and my last shot at goal. It's it's on africa. I know that you're deeply about africa and its future and the un is really the biggest platform for african diplomacy. So i was wondering if you had any thoughts there. Where i just i know. Sometimes africa's leaders don't always live up to the promise of all those amazing young people on the continent. How they being in new york. So far are they representing all of those young people in olivia talent. When i was assistant secretary for africa i always talked about. Africa is being the next frontier of prosperity for the entire globe. And i still strongly believe that and the young people of africa are going to be the engines of Of africa's future and we have to engage with With those young people's. I do think that african leaders need to spend more time with their young people. They need to listen to their young people more in intensely and they need to empower them to lead in the future. And and that's the message that i deliver every single time. I speak with an african leader to encourage them to embrace their young people and in a essense embrace their their futures.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Global Translations
"Be part of the reason. We don't hear much about her well. In a way. Covert has stolen goto tactic. She famously talks about practicing gumbo diplomacy. She loves to cook gumbo for her peers and her colleagues and the people she's trying to influence and i think that's going to be my first question. And i. i'm not sure she's been able to do a lot of that. Cooped up in a sort of fortieth floor apartment down near the un headquarters. First of all. I'd love love to get her a gumbo recipe just to know what's in it because it's something that she brags about constantly in every country i've ever lived in at dumbo. I made gumbo for president. Sirleaf and i had the pleasure of making gumbo for her. Which i'm very good at. By the way people enjoy the meal. They enjoy the company and may develop relationships that transcend their differences. Everyone sort of has like a hokey. I'm sorry i was a little hokey thing. Like trump like to do sort of the two handed handshake or give people burgers like using. Gastronomy has always been sort of a classic thing heck even donald trump and kim jong newnan their meeting and annoyed like they didn't get to the lunch but there were supposed to be this massive lunch. They were supposed to have as they were hashing. Things out. food is always been sort of central to diplomacy in this. And i think you know lt as we as we love to call her in the business she she. She prides herself on her gumbo. But i think what her real message. In sort of in that is it is possible for frenemies enemies to sit around and like hash it out and have conversations and be people that is frankly like her mission statement at the un. And i think her gumbo diplomacy think while very clearly a stick is also an important aspect of the way. She sees his job. Well let's alex if you're not at the table you're on the menu. So let's get into this interview. Yeah i can hear you loud and clear okay. But here's an offer for your. I'll cook you gumbo. We will flip the script and out number for you. Now that you've been this that that is a. Do i have one two three minces exactly. But how do you find the time it takes so long. I really don't understand. You know. I my best gumbo i ever made. I did in three hours from start to finish to the table. But usually i prepare. Usually you know if. I know that i'm gonna make gumbo. I might chop up my holy trinity on wednesday night. And i might prepare my chicken on friday and make sure the are already pilled early in the morning on saturday and then when i start with the rue everything is there everything is made and i can just whip it all up but i could do it in three hours if i need to now. A semi serious question. Did you gumbo for any of your fellow ambassadors yet i have not done it for my ambassadors yet but i'm looking forward to doing it again and i like to put a little okra my gumbo two. I put the oprah. They're just kind of for conversation. And some people don't like oprah. But i like to just show it. As part of the gumbo okra gets my vote. Maybe to move into the serious side of alaska. Get about that. These other people get hang up. We finish this conversation. Remember you'll come over to my house so that that's already deal all right. It's a deal. If i could bring you back to day one on the job just for a brief second to kick off the compensation we know that america. I really bruised a lot of alliance relationships. But i don't think a lot of people know what that means day today for statecraft and so i was wondering what did you face on day one. Did you get a proper handover from kelley kroft. What were you thinking when you walked into the office. I didn't walk into the office. First and foremost. I got confirmed for the job. Four days before taking over the chair is president of the security council thomas springfield solemnly swear. I wonder thomas greenfield do solemnly swear. I did engage with my predecessor. Kelly crafts prior to coming. There was not a proper handover as as you might know because of so much politics that took place after the election But i will say that ambassador. Craft was extraordinarily hospitable. We spent quite a bit of time on on the phone with each other and she was very supportive. You know to get political for a second. Can you tell me what sort of difficulties or damage that. The actions of people like senator ted cruz a doing by holding up the confirmation hearings for the other ambassadors that have been nominated. I've made clear to every state department official to every state department nominee. That i will place holds on these nominees. Unless and until the by administration follows the law and stops this pipeline imposes the sanctions. And how long can that really go on full. you know. I try my best not to be political. Because i'm actually a career person and so moving from that career. Professionals base to the political space was very difficult for me. But i can say that it is important for our ambassadors to get out To the feel in represent the american people and so there is tremendous damage being done by holding up our ambassadors from getting out to do the jobs that the american people need us to do to represent them overseas. And do you think that that is going to increase over time that obviously it does increase. But does it become an exponential problem when these gaps just exists for not just weeks but months or even years it sure does and i just take my own appointment. As an example. I was ready to get to to in new york immediately. And i was kind of left in a holding pattern until four days before the us took over the presidency of the security council. So i imagine that my colleagues sitting here in new york on the security council will wondering what was going on whether they would actually see an american ambassador representing the united states Sitting in the chair and to come in and literally hit the ground. I always said sprinting. Because i didn't run. I really sprinted to to the finish line. I was in meetings almost twenty four seven for four days before i had to lead the security council and i think it leaves people with a bit of fear that the us Is is not going to step up to the plate and shore leadership. I think i've been able to do that. And our embassies. continue to operate We have charge as who are there who were experienced diplomats who keep our embassy running but it's important that we get our ambassadors out to the field so i don't know if you know this but i often call you the ambassador to everywhere because you're helping fill in for so many of the open diplomatic positions around the world and with that said it makes me wonder what are you actually focusing on right. Now how do you narrow it down a your number one priority cybersecurity climate conflicts. What is it you know. I wish there were only two issues that we were dealing with We're we're dealing with climate. We're dealing with the pandemic You mentioned cyber cyber is a is a huge huge issue for us but there are rolling humanitarian and political crises. That we're dealing with so afghanistan is certainly high on our list but ethiopia is equally of concern to us. You see what is happening in haiti. Now i who was a political crisis with the assassination of the president and then it was this earthquake and now a storm. We're dealing with huge issues related to migration in the northern triangle but also migration issues across the globe. So you know burma i. The list is endless and at the united nations. As you said. I ambassador to everywhere It is also the ambassador to every issue around the globe. Fortunately i have an extraordinary team of staff and supporting ambassadors. Who will be working to help me get job done. But you mentioned ambassadors being held up. You know it's important that we get that leadership on on the ground here so that i have Ambassadors in leadership rose to support me. Now one that worries a lot of people at the moment is the state of the us. China relationship was wondering. Is there any hope you can offer based on your last meeting oil coal with one of your chinese ambassador colleagues. How does that relationship work. You know it's a complicated relationship but it's a relationship that has areas of cooperation and particularly here at the united nations. The security council issued a statement on the in afghanistan in which every single member of security council signed onto it and china signed onto it. I sit two seats away from the chinese Pr's so we're regularly consulting with each other on the floor. We call each other on a regular basis and while we're not always in sync with each other on issues. The issues where we are in sync gone. Were able to move on those issues very very quickly. We have been able to work with the chinese. And you saw what we were able to do on the syria cross-border and that was russia and that was keeping humanitarian crossing open for people who don't follow it today. Yes and we were able to get a unanimous vote in the security council on on this we work within the p five The five permanent members of the security council the us china russia france and britain And then i work directly with both my chinese and russian colleague and we were able to come up with an agreement on a way forward that i think is really a model for how we can work together when when we talk to each other. Can you explain a little about how you think the. Us either at the un or else where can exercise some influence over the taliban to prevent the sort of behavior that bang gauged him when they were lost in power. I think if you just look at the the security council statement that came out last week again a unified voice all fifteen countries signing onto the statement calling for the Monto in the violence calling on them to respect human rights and humanitarian assistance in particularly to respect the rights of women and calling on them to not allow afghanistan to be used as a base for terrorism and that came out of the security council and it was a strong message. But also we're able to engage with the un and to ensure that the un continues to be an active participant inside of afghanistan so the united nations will continue to work inside of afghanistan working on issues related to women and girls so the un security council is a key places. The one place. I would argue where we can work to address some of these Difficulty issues and we know that you've been working with allies to strengthen america's commitment to women and children in afghanistan. Does that mean that you will also be working with allies to figure out an approach on for example whether or not to recognize the taliban if they turn up and say we want accreditation to the un we definitely will have an intense discussion with our allies on on the recognition issue We're not there yet We need to see what kind of government The taliban form and we need to see what kind of actions that they take once they form The government you may recall that the taliban were never recognised in nineteen ninety-six after they took over because of the actions that they were responsible for so we will be watching their actions very very closely before any decisions will be made on Recognition of a government that they are part of is there any tactical maneuver. You can use to see more actions. Delay the decision. Because i'm thinking it's possible they're gonna turn up to credentials committee and really trying show up the un leaders week. And it's all gonna come to a crunch quite soon. I hope that is not the case. I can't preview what we what we might do. In that case but certainly within the security council will be discussing. Those issues will be discussing those issues within the us government in in terms of what our policies will be as it relates to the taliban. I don't imagine that this is going to come up by Middle of september. We're talking to three weeks out. And they haven't even formed the government yet. It's my view that it won't come up this This quickly and i'm not even sure that they themselves will want to be on the international stage that quickly but i do know that they do want recognition and if they want recognition they're going to have to abide by the international norms. That we all live by that is respecting international humanitarian standards.
Haiti: U.S. Delegation Departs Shortly After Arrival, Gunshots Heard at President's Funeral
"In Haiti following the month's assassination of its president, this month's assassination. The United States delegation was rushed out of the country today after guns Shots rang out at the slain president's funeral. In a sign of the chronic violence that has plagued Haiti and recently punctuated by the assassination of its president. Jovan Elmo, is the U. S delegation led by the U. S. S. U. N Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield had to be briskly escorted back to the airport and to the U. S. After gunshots were heard at the funeral for the slain leader, CBS News
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"His name which i can't remember Right now And i also kind of struck up a conversation with him. And and i use that as an example of why sometimes kindness is important. Because i do think. I struck a a relationship. A nerve in him And i didn't think he was trigger happy in by any means although he had his finger on the trigger and he could have pulled it at any any time I think. I softened him by talking to him and letting him know who i was and i'm not even sure he understood what i was saying because he didn't speak french nor did he speaking like she spoke the language but he did understand when i did this and said i'm linda how ma-. How long did this whole your ordeal last do remember. Interestingly not very long in my mind maybe two hours and but it could've been shorter it could have been longer. It was hours They came through twenty five guys with guns. They searched the house. They ransacked and then at some point They got a Somebody yelled and and came in to tell them that they'd founder and And they ran out the door and it was like it was like a nightmare that ended. You know you're sleeping in your in this terrible nightmare and then suddenly you wake up. And that's kind of the way it was. We were in this nightmare and that was over but at least with a nightmare you have once your mind clears you realize oh it was just a dream but for you it was a it was a reality a reality so the woman trying to get over the get over the high wall a got a dick. You said her name. Her name was yeah. Weren't able to save her. However you were able to help a group of nuns if i understand twenty nine nuns escape the genocide. I would love to know this story. I don't know that. I savored them. I helped them for sure. By then i had. I was back in kenya. I was safe in my home with my family but working on refugee issues and An order of nuns in In rwanda that one of their emissaries of of their reverend mother Came to see me to tell me that these nuns were in there In their home in what hari which is in rwanda and that they were being threatened by their gardner and they needed to get out but they couldn't cross the border because the border was closed and so my assistant and i Wrote letters and we put them in on this beautiful folk parchment paper. It's it was a nice age. Paper with coffee cloth weaved and it was really beautiful paper that i think was used in the old days of diplomacy and we didn't use anymore and we founded in a cabinet and so we typed out these letters. Not on a computer right. This is nine hundred ninety four so most people weren't using computers so by system type each of the letters to whom it may concern putting this nunn's name and saying that they will favourably known to the us government and if the government epa randy would be so kind to allow them to cross the border We would consider them for resettlement in the united states which they were not interested in but they needed to their live. Save so we did up these letters and We printed them out in the envelopes and really nice pratt I think calligraphy like print with their names on the front and put a red ribbon on him with the red wax with a seal so they look really officious and they look beautiful and so she took them to the border and And took them to the government and these nuns were allowed in and So their lives were saved and They head of the water gave me a rosary which I staffed i don't i don't travel without usually have it on me anytime i get on a plane because for a split second when the guy had the gun in front of me and i thought he was going to pull the trigger. I said a little. You're like god. I'm not supposed to go this way. i thought i was going to die in a plane crash and so then from that moment on i was a little afraid to fly sideways. Always carry my rosary with me on on on the on a plane just in case. I'm not catholic. But you know god is god so i always have this rosary and at occasionally i'll forget it and everybody knows what i don't have it that we might be in trouble. Wow are you still afraid of flying. I still afraid to fly. I am. I fly. Fly regularly. I i have never ever allow my fears to keep me from doing what i need to do. And so i've been afraid of flying for years and it's never and i've gotten on some scary planes even in the past few years. I've got a scary planes. And i kinda hang in there. If i got the rosary at hand i hold it in my hand. Say wait wait into the next one. I mean we're we're laughing but it is. It is a it's a joyous laughter at a laugh laughter of relief. Yeah it is bring back home in the little bit of time that that we have left listening to you talk and especially how this conversation began about juneteenth and Certainly about your speech at the un about discrimination and racism and black lives matter wondering what would you say to those young people who are still. They're still active. A lot of them are still out and protesting. And i would suspect a year. After the murder of george floyd are frustrated by the pace of change. You've been in your career now of for more than three decades. You have a lot of life experience that they don't what would you say to them. That would buck up their courage determination to keep them going. you know. that's a hard one because my generation will always say patience and your generation. Does you just don't have that in your in your system. You're kind to think that. I'm part of that generation. You are so i can't say patients even though i would think that so i would say. Don't give up. don't give up because even as we. I mean we look at what they have accomplished even in the past year. it is extrordinary. I mean i never thought juneteenth better. In fact i will tell you. I'd never even heard of it until i moved.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield Talks About Her Experiences as a Career Diplomat
"Ambassador. Linda thomas greenfield. Thank you very much for coming to the podcast and jonathan. Thank you for inviting me. So we are speaking on the day that the president of the united states is going to do something. I didn't even know it was on the radar and that is to sign the bill into law that makes juneteenth a federal holiday. And you're going to the white house to be there for the signing talk about the significance of this day. While i just getting to this day so i i was remembering as i heard that the senate had passed. This and i was shocked because it wasn't on the radar. And i remember the battle that had to be fought to get martin. Luther king's The martin luther king holiday. And so when i heard this i i was a little surprised and i thought it can't be true it. They can't pass this and of course when he goes to the house. It'll that's when the fight will start and there was no fight and If passed and so it is historic and. I'm just
Jill Biden helps honor women from 15 countries for courage
"First lady. Joe biden was on hand at the state department for the annual women of courage who was a bit different this year with the recipients attending virtually. Here's npr's michelle kellerman first lady. Joe biden is vowing to be bold telling the fourteen honorees this year quote. Your fight is our fight. The us ambassador to the un linda thomas greenfield says the department is also honoring seven afghan women who were assassinated in the past year. The violence is meant to silence and we cannot allow that to happen. We must address it head on must ensure that their voices continue to be heard. The activists from belarus maria kolesnikova couldn't attend because she's in prison. The state department hasn't been able to reach the human rights lawyer from china in the past couple of days
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"President Biden's Cabinet is beginning to take shape. The latest now from reporter Stacy Lynn. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm has won Senate confirmation to be the new energy secretary. Earlier this week, the Senate voted to return Tom Vilsack to service Secretary of Agriculture Linda Thomas Greenfield was confirmed as ambassador to the United Nations. Merrick Garland's nomination for attorney general will head to the floor for a vote next
New US envoy to UN gets red carpet welcome from Russia
"Moscow welcomes Linda Thomas greenfield taking up her post as ambassador to the United Nations but wonders how policy will change a senior Russian diplomat says the red carpet will be rolled out and Moscow is ready to work with the Biden administration but it takes two to tango deputy U. N. ambassador Dmitry Polonsky says America's view of Russia is an enemy and a threat hasn't changed though on the president Joe Biden so it's very difficult to imagine change with such starting points of the positions of the new administration nevertheless Bernanke says there were lots of things Russia and the US can do together and we will judge the new administration by what it does I'm Charles that's not
Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins
"The new administration is also promising to rebuild the State Department. They've brought back some diplomats who were forced out in the early days of the Trump administration to help But there are big gaps to fill as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports and Morita tourist served for a decade in the foreign service until she quit just over a year ago. She says she was just too frustrated with the Trump administration, pulling out of international organizations and sidelining career diplomats. At the time I was serving at the U. S mission to the U. N So had a front row seat to this isolation. So you know from the Paris accords, so leaving the Human Rights Council and also just the day to day sort of instructions. We were getting really to treat. Many of our allies like anniversaries were engaging with them and dialogue. We were bullying our way through for Chris Richardson. His concern started when Trump ran for president talking about banning Muslims from coming to the U. S. Have been horrified by that, and then he got elected and you know we did this to send cable against it. But my issue was is that after the dissent cable came out, we all kind of just moved on to the next outrage. But I never got over that outrage. Richardson and immigration lawyer left the foreign service in 2018 and got involved in lawsuits against Trump's travel ban. He even wrote in affidavit that made its way to the Supreme Court. So for me I felt that I needed to get out there. I needed Teofilo and I needed to stand up for American principles because I thought that then President Trump had gone so dangerously astray. From what our values and what our character is. As a country that I needed to make a stand. Biden has reversed the ban and has talked about the need to rebuild the State Department. Richardson, who's black. Says the problems that state are deeper than trump. He's worried about the lack of diversity. Tourists whose Puerto Rican agrees. We're facing a huge diversity deficit and a brain drain at the State Department. So I do think it's important that we look back and see and try and recruit those who have left to come back to show that, you know. Actually, this is not how the State Department typically runs President Biden has brought back some divers, former foreign service officers tapping Linda Thomas Greenfield to be the next U. S ambassador to the U. S. And as Rose, a A to be an undersecretary of state. Those are political appointees. There are stricter rules about bringing career diplomats back into the foreign service and 35 year. Veteran diplomat Tom Countryman says the secretary of state has to be judicious in combining Promotions for those who have labored in the vineyard under very difficult circumstances the last four years. As well as bringing back those of exceptional quality. It's gotta be a mixture of both countrymen was among those forced to retire at the start of the Trump administration. He encouraged other career foreign service officers to stay saying a foreign policy without professionals is an amateur one. I'm happy that their hard work and their patriotism will again be respected. Rather than denigrated by the White House. At his confirmation hearing, senators question Tony Blinken on how he will overcome the partisanship of Mike Pompeo is 10 Year at the department. It's not simply a matter of bringing people back filling the slots there no empty Is making sure that the best of our ability we're building a workforce that has skill said To deal with the incredibly complex challenges we're facing that are very different. Then the challenges we faced in previous generations. That means experts and global health and climate and technology, he said. He also vowed to focus on the department's diversity deficit and get back to its non partisan tradition. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State
NAACP leader on diversity in Biden's Cabinet and commitment to civil rights
"Speech days after the election, Joe Biden think black voters for helping him win the White House. The African American community stood up again. For many with always having my back on, I'll have yours. Now. There's some concern that Biden isn't making good on that promise. At least seven civil rights groups are pressing to meet with the president elect, including the end of the P and the National Urban League. They want Biden to name or black leaders to top jobs in his administration. Marc Morial leads the Urban League mark. Welcome. Hey, it's great to be with you. Thank you for having me. My pleasure. And if and when you get a meeting with the President elect, what will you tell him? So importantly way look forward to a direct communication with the president elect, and we're gonna reaffirm our interest on behalf of the community that the number of Diverse cabinet members, particularly African Americans. Prominent and every level of the body Administration Cabinet sub cabinet. As well as at the White House. You know, we want to give the president elect due credit. He chose an excellent running mate, Senator Harris. He's made an important appointment of Cecilia Rouse, his chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisors, and Linda Thomas Greenfield as U. N ambassador. But we're heavily focused. What's known as a statutory Cabinet, defense and justice and transportation and commerce and labor and hot and education and HHS, For example, that is where The important levers of power are We're going to communicate that to him, and the second thing will be communicating. Eyes our interest in the public policy arena. We need aggressive enforcement of civil rights laws. We need strong investments through both stimulus. And infrastructure plans, and we need Focus on long term issues of racial justice, criminal justice reform, police justice reform just to name a few high priorities and finally With respect to cove it we need to ensure That the vaccine is safe and effective for all people and that there is a community based distribution system. To ensure that people in our community have access to the vaccine. I guess What I'm trying to understand is if you are actually concerned with what you've seen so far, or if you're just trying to get ahead of the process, As you point out, there have been many black officials appointed to keep jobs in the Biden administration says they're not done yet. Yeah, I think it's both. And I think it's uh they've been to statutory Cabinet nominees thus far. Treasury Three rather Treasury homeland security as well as the State Department, and that's important and we do have a concern and we do want to get ahead of the process and We want to be clear that we're looking for a cabinet. When it comes to African Americans and meets but really exceeds the high water marks of the Clinton and Obama cabinets. This is a different time. And the president elect is made of important public commitment to racial justice, and I believe he's serious about that, but toe execute that He's got to have people who have lived experiences. As well as professional qualifications, along with connections to the communities that have borne the brunt of the country's systemic racial injustice. Look, there's no doubt having a diversity of opinions from all walks of life is critical in any leadership role, but make the case why Race matters so much here. Ben Carson. I'm thinking of Ben Carson, a black housing secretary. I assume you don't agree at all with his policies on many black leaders At the same time, we're saying that outgoing Senator Doug Jones, a white man would make a great attorney general because of his record fighting for civil rights. So let me say this. Van Carson is a great doctor. I never thought Ben Carson was qualified. To be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I thought he would have made made a great surgeon general. You made a great secretary of health. Human services. I think it was an example of picking a quote unquote black person and putting him in what some perceive to be a black position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And I think it was It was a mistake, and I think it was a disservice to Ben Carson. So I mean, it's important. Understand this is not just about a black face in a certain place.
"linda thomas greenfield" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"These pics all represent the establishment and have often pushed her policies that President Trump used to fuel his rise. More on this will speak to Carol Morello, diplomatic correspondent at The Washington Post. They represent the establishment here in Washington. In some ways, it's a real repudiation of a lot of President Trump's policies, but it's not like they all grew up this part of the establishment. Many of them like Jake Sullivan is from Minnesota and still has deep roots there. Linda Thomas Greenfield, who's going to be the next U. S ambassador to the United Nations comes from Louisiana and went to school there and talked about practicing gumbo diplomacy that she would cook up for people. So a lot of these are very down to earth people, Maybe not all of them, but they have now become part of the Washington establishment. It's for a lot of people to return to normalcy is they're all smart, experienced people who are sophisticated in the world and are kind of the internationalists, which is just And we were just saying they think the United States needs to get together with like minded countries with allies and work on global problems together that the United States alone can't solve them. But they realize that the world has changed in four years, and there's going to have to be some recalibration. When President Trump came into power. It was very much made pretty clear that he wanted to reverse a lot of things that President Obama did. And I guess what some of these picks Joe Biden is doing some of the same, but as you just mentioned the world is a completely different place now, and these people, these pics that he's making understand that and they know that they have to contend with. Some of the things that President Trump has changed. Yes, you're absolutely right. I was talking with a former State department official yesterday. Who knows all these people very well And he said he keeps telling people reminding them of the story of lot who was fleeing with his wife from Sodom and Gomorrah and his wife ignored the Lord's order and turned around and looked backwards and turned into a pillar of salt. And he said, We can't look backwards. We know we can't look back or you'll all become a pillar of salt. There are some things they're probably going to do. Quite immediately like I believe. Biden has already said that he wants to rejoin the Paris climate accords on day one, but other things.
Biden Says His National Security Team 'Reflects That America Is Back'
"President elect Joe Biden has introduced his security team, stressing globalism the United States back to lead the world is the message and introducing the first slate of a security team today, Vice President elect Joe Biden pledged the ideals of globalism, multi nationalism, diversity, facts, experience and fresh thinking. And, of course, climate change calls from world leaders that I've had about 18 of over 20 so far. I'm not sure the exact number I've been struck by how much they're looking forward to the United States reasserted its historic role as a global leader and that they might go through all the remarks. Climate change. John Kerry, no country alone. Can solve this challenge. Yeah, And he said he'll have a seat at every table around the globe, The U. N ambassador nominee Linda Thomas Greenfield, spoke of the restoration of diplomacy and secretary of state nominee Tony Blinken. We can't solve all the world's problems alone. We need to be working with other countries. We need their cooperation. Hispanic H. H s secretary nominee, Alejandro My Arkus, director of National intelligence, The first woman April Haynes, Defense and Treasury to come formally, although Janet Yellen appears to have the Treasury job
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 introduces members of national security, foreign policy teams
"Elect Joe Biden introduces his national security team to the nation today. His choices for national security and foreign policy Post show the U. S will return to the global stage and move away from President Trump's policy of America first. Then Thomas has a look at Joe Biden's choices. Biden will nominate longtime adviser Antony Blinken to be secretary of state lawyer Alejandro My York has to be Homeland Security secretary and Linda Thomas Greenfield to be ambassador to the United Nations. Former secretary of State John Kerry will be Biden's climate change envoy and Averil Haynes, a former deputy director of the CIA, will be nominated as director of national Intelligence.
Joe Biden cabinet picks include historic firsts
"If Joe Biden's nominees are confirmed the nation would have for the first time. A woman Treasury secretary, former Fed chair Janet Yellen, is expected to be his pick. The first female director of national intelligence would be Averil Haines of former deputy director of the CIA and an African American woman, Linda Thomas Greenfield would be U N Ambassador Now here's another first for Homeland Security secretary. Cuban American lawyer Alejandro My or Kiss, the first immigrant who would be into Charge of the department. My orchestra served under President Obama as the director of citizenship and immigration Services. Insiders say Biden is fulfilling his campaign pledge to have government leadership reflect the diversity of
Joe Biden Cabinet picks: Who are the president-elect’s nominees?
"Day for reporters covering the Biden transition team is the president elect's Cabinet choices will be Reveal. Of course you heard from ABC a moment ago. The G S a is now releasing those transition funds. John Hudson is covering it all for the Washington Post intact with Cuomo's Taylor van sighs a lot of names that we're gonna have to learn over the next weeks or so. Nominees for some of the bigger jewels in that cabinet crown today. We're for secretaries of State in homeland Security. U. N. Ambassador director of National Intelligence Let's start with Antony Blinken. He's the nominee for secretary of state. What's his background? Well, he's been with fighting for a very long time. He has a sort of mind meld with the president elect, and they worked in Congress together in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Hey, worked at the state Department of Deputy secretary of State and Blinking also worked closely with Biden when he was vice president. A deputy national security advisor s O. They know each other. He's reputation is sort of a liberal internationalist does believe in a strong and large role for the United States. In some ways is a little bit more hawkish in interventionist than the president elect. Hey, support. Blinken supported the intervention in Libya something that Biden did not support. Blinking also supported Ah, large U. S intervention in Syria on so they are totally ideologically in the exact same place, but he's a very sort of faithful servant of the president elect. And the nominee for U. N Ambassador is Linda Thomas Greenfield has been described as a career foreign service officer. She's coming out of retirement, right? Yes, she did retire in the Trump era, didn't her last job in the Obama administration of is our top diplomat for Africa? She comes with, you know a lot you know, over two decades worth of experience in the foreign service, not a political type person per se. I'm not like a lifelong Democrat or anything like that. A career diplomat On, so looks to be someone who would be, um you know, a good soldier over at the U. N. For Biden not heavily ideological. But what has been helping the president elect, reform the State Department and promote diversity, And some of these names that we've seen come out aren't may be familiar to those of us outside of Washington, D C. Like Alejandro Mayorkas Tol head the Homeland Security Department. And Averil Haynes, for director of National intelligence are a lot of these intentionally a political picks or or lesser known names. Well, you're right that these they're not super bugs were the names, but there is a commonality in them in, but they all had, you know, fairly senior roles in the Obama administration, and so this really is sort of a revenge of the foreign policy establishment. And of course we're talking about. We're talking about foreign policy related jobs. So these are not like celebrity type folks. Uh, they are part of the sort of great suited bureaucracies that was often behind the scenes. But these people had sort of fairly senior roles in the Obama decision. Now they're going today be nominated for very, very senior positions in the defied an administration John Hudson with us on coma, news and more announcements to be made. I'm sure in the next 24 hours or so, John. Thank you very much. And that's
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.
Biden signals shift from Trump with national security picks
"President elect Jill Biden is tapping Obama administration veterans for top national security positions including longtime adviser Antony Blinken to be secretary of state lawyer Alan hunter my York has to be homeland security secretary and Linda Thomas greenfield to be ambassador to the United Nations with former secretary of state John Kerry S. is climate change envoy the appointments signal a stark shift from the trump administration's America first policies that disparaged international alliances career diplomats and other veteran government officials in a statement the Biden transition team describes the group as experienced crisis tested leaders will start working immediately to rebuild U. S. institutions and renew and re imagine American leadership to keep Americans safe at home and abroad and address the defining challenges of our time from infectious disease to terrorism nuclear proliferation cyber threats and climate change Ben Thomas Washington
Who's In Biden's Cabinet?
"Elect Biden's Cabinet is starting to take shape ahead of tomorrow's official announcements. We're learning some some of the key names that will lead national security efforts during the Biden administration. Joining us now, with more details is Bill Fairies who leads our national security team here? A Bloomberg News All right, Bill Tony Blinken to secretary of State. Who else do we know is going to be in on the national security team. Kevin. Well, thanks a couple other key names Jake Jake sold on. It was one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides is expected to be named national security adviser. And and we also believe that Linda Thomas Greenfield, who was a longtime State Department employee, almost four decades at the State Department before leaving Early in President. Trump's term is likely to be nominated ambassador to the United Nations, So there's also a lot of other names out there. But those are those are three key names we think are coming tomorrow