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"mark salter" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

06:11 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KGO 810

"You know, it was the decision. And John was one that never look back. Hindsight. You know, he didn't believe in hindsight being 2020. What you know it was. I write about it in the book. We both had had looked very long and hard at Doberman. Senator Lieberman. I'm sorry. And and and it would have been a great opportunity to have run a bipartisan ticket. You know, Republican candidate and Democratic vice presidential candidate but the truth it was. We couldn't get it through the the convention, and so we had to look at other alternatives. And I think John wanted to bounce outside the box a bit. You know, that was the kind of guy he was. And so so he we took a chance on her. With the history knows what happened with the races results and there were high moments There were low moments. It's interesting to read in your book that Sarah Palin Did not reach out to Senator McCain and the time that he was ill. And did not come to his funeral. It was not invited. Tell me about that. When you're surprised that she never reached out when he was sick, I was look, it didn't mean it didn't matter to me One way or another who reached out I wanted my husband happy. I wanted him to be to know that he had been loved and that people respected him. And so there were. There were some within our core group of people that I thought, Well, sure they'll be here. Of course, they're going to come because it was my job to organize all that. And it was my job to to, you know, make sure everyone was was comfort and you know, had had food. You know all those kinds of things. And so I was just surprised, really is what I was my husband, as always, never never dwelled on that and never said an angry work. At all Truly know and so interesting. I won't ask you who surprised you by not coming Because you wrote about Sarah Palin. That's why I asked him who surprised you. By showing great sympathy and and concern for your husband. Were there any surprise visits or calls that you didn't really expect to hear from? Oh, yeah, uh, one in particular was Rahm Emanuel and his wife. I mean, we're friends. We're friends. We were friends with them. In the beginning after President Obama was elected, but Ron Emanuel and his wife came. I mean, uh, Mitch McConnell came Of course, Joe Biden came, uh, and heads of state came. I mean, we had I tried not to exhaust my husband. So I would do three days a week. Robie had had people and then the other four were waiting for him. To rest and recuperate from it. Um people were the outpouring was simply amazing. It was just simply amazing. And and, uh, lots of surprises. Lots of. You know, the Romneys came the, um Obviously, a lot of senators came. A lot of house members came. It was it was a very nice tribute to him. Did they forgive me? Were they coming to the ranch in Arizona? Yeah, that's that's not easy is quite a true. Yeah, it is. People came from overseas to see him. Um, it was such a tribute to who he was as a man and as a leader to see these people really want to, you know, pay their tribute to him, and and he was, You know, he wound up comforting them. Quite frankly, it was kind of what it was all about, and But it was. Yeah, I'm so grateful for everything. Did President Trump call? I know he didn't come visited their attendant. He call it all it. He called John wound up in Walter Reed at one point in Washington, and he called that night. He called me that night. So I did speak with him and that but that was way early. This is I guess maybe December of the year Prior John died in August. 2000 and 18 seconds December of 17. What was that conversation like? He was just calling to see how he was. And how I was. It was. It was Spartan. But it was fine. I mean, he was not. He was not angrier brewed or anything, so no. And you appreciated the columns. Of course. Of course I did. It was the president of the United States. Of course I did. All right. At this point in the program, let's take a pause. Now to listen to Mrs McCain read just a little bit from her book, Stronger Courage, Hope and Humour in My Life with John McCain will continue our conversation in just a moment. John had taught me a lot about how to live over the years. Now. In these months, he was showing us all how to die. He knew what the outcome was going to be, and he was superhuman in some ways in facing the end with strength. And resolve. John wrote his final book during this time working with this long time collaborator Mark Salter, and he also planned his own funeral. He discussed the details when his staff came over and sometimes it was so painful for me, but I had to leave the room. Being buried at the Naval Academy next to his old friend, Chuck Larson, meant the world to John. And he thought through the details of the services to be held in Phoenix, Washington and Annapolis. He chose the people he wanted to be pallbearers and speakers, and he called many of them personally. Not surprisingly, people were often overcome with emotion at his request, and John ended up being the one offering them consolation at the service the next day at North Phoenix Baptist Church. John's dear friend, Joe Biden was among those who spoke. My name is Joe Biden. He began looking down at his notes on the lectern and trying to stay composed. When a murmur of laughter passed through the church. At his humble introduction, he looked up with a smile. I'm a Democrat, and I loved John McCain. Now Joe gave an emotional and passionate eulogy for his friend and colleague. Dabbing his eyes with this handkerchief more than once. He told moving stories about growing up in the Senate with John Character is destiny, he said. John had character. He promised our family that instead of the stabbing pain in Holland us we were feeling.

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"mark salter" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"The websites that have been set up to schedule appointments. Even the D M V. Got it right, And I hate saying that because they can't you know, tie their shoes. But the D M V appointment website appears to work nearly flawlessly compared to the scheduling times. For getting your vaccinations, especially for older people who have a hard enough time dealing with computers and APS and things like that. You gotta have a family friend come along and help them get the scheduling. And even those people are saying that it's ridiculously difficult to do. Did you print out this bed wetting article? Damn right. I did. Okay? Don't judge me. I'm not just is a safe space. This is very safe, Safe, safe area. Um, we have strange science coming up around the bend. We have tech talk coming up next. Mark Salter was going to tell us about some resolutions that you might want to consider technology wise for this next year. Who? I love Tech resolutions. Gary and Shannon will continue. We also have a shot at 1000 bucks coming up. Layla Mohammed has an update on some news. President Biden has signed executive orders on covert 19 response to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks. Congress is moving quickly to install retired general Lloyd Austin is president Biden secretary of defense, The House has approved a waiver that would allow Austin to hold the position. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has gone down. Some the Labor Department says 900,000 People filed jobless claims last week More.

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"mark salter" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"TV icon Dick Van Dyke, songwriter Joan Baez, choreographer Debbie Allen and violence Midori were named the Kennedy Center honorees on Wednesday they'll be recognized with re envisioned virtual tributes because of the ongoing pandemic. Virtual events for the honorees will also be held throughout the week beginning May 17th I'm Tom Roberts Grammy Award nominated singer Post. Malone is helping donate thousands of pairs of crocs to healthcare workers across the country. Malone and Crocks teamed up with musicians on call to provide 10,000 hospital employees with a pair of the sold out duet. Max Clog, too. I'm Brian shook New York City is canceling contracts the city has with the Trump Organization after the deadly Capitol building riot last week. Scott Pringle reports, Mayor de Blasio says of a company is engaged in criminal activity. The city has the right to toss their contracts. We all saw crime committed. Live on TV. Come on, It's quite clear. The president of states committed a criminal act. He directed insurrection against United States Capitol period. That's criminal. That's treasonous. Trump's son, Eric, vows to fight this in court, saying the city has no legal right to end the contracts and calls it political discrimination. The Trump Organization has contracts for the Central park carousel to ice rinks in a golf course. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is charging a Biden campaign worker with election fraud. Rachel Rodriguez was featured in a project very toss last fall, engaging in what critics call vote harvesting. Paxton said he was charging her with election fraud, illegal voting unlawfully assisting people who are voting by mail and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. A bio pic of the life of the late Arizona Senator John McCain is in the works. Michael Kastner reports. The movie will be based on author Mark Salter's book The Luckiest Man Life With John McCain. McCain's widows, Cindy Will executive produce the film. In a statement, Cindy said John Story is of incredible heroism of serving cause is greater than his own son. Self interest, and there is no better time to tell it. McCain died in 2018 at the age of 81 from brain cancer. I'm Michael Kastner rebel Wilson is talking about when she had to use her survival skills in Mozambique in an upcoming episode of Skies, Straight talking, the pitch perfect alarm reportedly revealed to Aunt Middleton. She was once kidnapped at gunpoint while in Africa. Wilson said she was on a cattle truck when men with guns on another truck approached.

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"mark salter" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Sales up 17% November and December of last year there east sales over the Internet up 100%, so they doubled in a year. Aziz people If they were going to the mall, they were either weren't afraid to walk into a target or at least order online. Something from Target market Overall today just kind of yawning at the idea of impeachment with, of course, a change in power coming within the next week, anyway. And Intel. Making a change at the top is well. Bob Swan out as CEO Pat Gelsinger's worked at Intel for a lot of years and now the CEO Of'em, where he will become the new chief executive officer at Intel. Intel Stock Up 7% on that news. Final numbers Down down 8 31,060, NASDAQ Up 56, the S and P, up eight points. Gold Down. 7 10 Year Bond Yield 1.8% Our thanks to Kelly Brothers Coronavirus. Very latest news. 93.1 kfbk the next round of the cup in 19 vaccine rollout in California's underway. The includes teachers, child care workers, Emergency service workers. And people over the age of 65. Dr. John Gizella is a medical director with Mercy medical group and says the vaccine he calls it welcomed optimism. The deployment of vaccine is definitely a sense of optimism, a sense of relief When we feel like we can, we can see a potential and insight, whereas before I think a lot of us were concerned that this pandemic could drag on so definitely palpable optimism. Haven't Gavin Newsom has ramped up statewide efforts for mass distribution after a slow initial vaccine rollout, opening large scale vaccination sites like Cal Expo to try to speed up the efforts. Well, now that the greater Sacramento region stay at home order is lifted. Many counties like Sacramento County are reverting back to the purple tear. While many what what are deemed non essential indoor business operations will remain closed. Some businesses can resume limited indoor and outdoor operations, for example, hair salons and barber shops are allowed to open indoors with modifications. Personal care services, including nail salons also allowed to operate indoors with modifications. Restaurants, wineries, gyms, churches allowed to operate, but only outdoors, Alpine and Sierra counties remain in the less restricted red tier of reopening at this stage. And finally, a bio pic on life of the late Arizona Senator John McCain is in the works, Michael Kastner reports. The movie will be based on author Mark Salter's book The Luckiest Man Life With John McCain. McCain's widows, Cindy Will executive produce the film. In a statement, Cindy said John Story is of incredible heroism of serving cause is greater than his own self interest, and there is no better time to tell it. McCain died in 2018 at the age of 81 from brain cancer. I'm Michel Kastner. Let's find out what's coming up tomorrow morning on the cave became morning news with Kristina Men Danza and Sam. Shane. Hey, Kitty, We're talking tomorrow about vaccination in public school teachers, Students staff who gets it? We'll take a look at that tomorrow morning. And just ahead the handoff from the KPK. Afternoon news to the.

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"mark salter" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Citing incitement to insurrection is based on last week's deadly storming of the Capitol building by Trump supporters. After Trump's speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing the president of trying to tear down what holds the nation together. The president saw the insurrectionists Not at the face the foes of freedom as they are, but as a means to a terrible goal. The goal of his personally clinging to power. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy believes President Trump bears responsibility for the right at the Capitol last week. He's fax require immediate action. President Trump Except to share responsibility. Well, the brewing unwrapped. Ensure President elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term. However, the California Republican ads that impeaching Trump in such a short time frame is a mistake. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not agree to bring back the Senate early for impeachment trial. Any large stadiums will be used as mass corona virus vaccination sites in the coming weeks. One of them is Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where the New England Patriots play. This is Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Delight plans to start out doing 300 vaccines per day but is gonna build up to administering 5000 vaccines per day and potentially much bigger numbers than that The first doses of the vaccine will be given to staff tomorrow. D C. Police anticipate there will be upwards of 20,000 National Guardsmen Active for President elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Acting Police chief Robert Conte says they're planning for a major security threat. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Senator Dianne Feinstein appears to be laying groundwork to run for yet another term. Joshua Lipton reports. A Democrat from California, has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, signaling that she plans to run again in 2024. The 87 year old recently stepped down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee amid critique including from within her own party of her memory and mental acuity on the job. Feinstein will be 91 in 2024 97. At the end of that term, were she to win re election? She was first elected to the Senate in 1992. Joshua Lipton, NBC News Radio, a bio pic of the life of the late Arizona Senator John McCain's in the works. The movie will be based on author Mark Salter, his book The Luckiest Man Like With John McCain, McCain's widows, Cindy will executive produce the film. The office has been deemed the most extreme show of 2020 become a goddess has more. New.

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"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"They had their disagreements, of course, is Cindy does with him, but You know, they liked and admired by very much. What's what's her road? Is it more than symbolic? Do you know? I think so. She she was just calling me and asked me if I had some recommendations for anybody might I said You better go find him. You know, I'm staying. I'm a Republican and Stasis sort of right now. I'm afraid Trump will be gone and a couple of months. But Trumpism still seems to be the flavor of the day in the Republican Party, So I'm not sure I am or will be a Republican again, But I'm not. I'm definitely not a Democrat. Uh, But yes, she's she's she's got. You know, they're they're in other words, she's helping them. Look for nominees for certain positions is indeed yeah, very interesting to see. What kind of marks she leaves on that process. Mark Salter, former chief of staff to John McCain, is the author. Now of the luckiest man life with John McCain. Thanks so much for coming on mark, we appreciate really appreciate it. Nightmare and W N Y. C more to come. We must break the promise of the country real for everybody, no matter their race, restless city, their faith, their identity or the disability. Disability advocates are cheering the inclusion of the word disability in President elect Joe Biden's victory speech. Many hoping it signals a new era of recognition for the disabled community their hopes for the next president. Next time on the takeaway weekday afternoons at three on.

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"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:52 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"C. Good morning again, everyone. With us now, John McCain's former chief of staff biographer and a new book and frequent speechwriter, Mark Salter. It's in that role speech writer that Mark comes back on the program, mostly today he's been thinking about one speech in particular that he wrote for Senator McCain. Something we will likely here. No version of this year. It was McCain's 2000 and eight concession speech after Barack Obama was elected president. Here's the final one minute of that speech. Senator Obama and I have had an argued our differences and he has prevailed. No doubt Many of those differences remain. These are difficult times for our country. I pledged to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face. I urge all Americans hired all Americans who supported me. Join me and not just congratulating him. Offering our next president, our goodwill and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences. Help restore our prosperity. Offend our security in a dangerous world. And leave our Children and grandchildren. A stronger Better country than we inherited. Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. Please believe me when I say No association has ever meant more to me than that. John McCain on Election Night 2008 with us now is Mark Salter, the writer of that speech, former McCain chief of staff and author of the new book that contains a description of the speech. The luckiest man life with John McCain walk. We appreciate your joining us. Welcome back to W N Y C. Thanks for having me on Brian before we talk about that concession speech. What's the role of a concession speech in a democracy as you see it? All right, You know, I think it's technology obvious, and to reassure your supporters at the battle was hard, hard fought, but fairly lost, and to move to move on that you have responsibilities to the country As a candidate for president. They have to shoulder even in defeat. We put on your best face and go out there and And do your duty by the country. What kind of conversation or conversations? Did you have a senator McCain about what would go into that speech in 2000 and eight. It did seem a parent in the final weeks of that election that he was likely to lose way knew going in that the outer stacked against him, and he knew that, you know, come to terms with it really. Before the election, he fought as hard as he could right up until you know, you know, the votes are starting to be cast, but he knew it was coming. So we had talked in general terms about what he wanted to say. And he wanted to emphasize he recognized that there was a historical significance to Obama's election. And he wanted to emphasize that say that he recognized it and that it was a good thing for the country. Hey, want a Saperstein will matter. McCain was a very restless soul, and he never wanted to live in and experience once it was past its expiration date. Even if it was a good experience, you know, he just wanted to move on to the next thing. He wanted to move on the day after the election, and you wanted that. You know, he wanted his supporters to move on, too. So that was a part of it. We had talked. No, no, He's a very suspicious guy Aziz. Many many Navy guys are and he never really let us write two speeches. As is often the case with candidates will have prepared of victory speech and the concession speech. He wouldn't do that. Hey, thought one would jinx the other and hey, usually wouldn't let me. Would take notes and we would come up with a sort of general framework in our minds. But he wouldn't let me really start typing until until we were sure pretty sure of the outcome. So maybe after the second wave of exit, so hey, gave me leave to write it a little earlier this time. Just because, you know, he understood this one Perceived is the most important speech of his career. That it would It would merit histories notice. And so he gave me leave to write a little earlier. But habit I waited until I got the word from art. One of our political guys. You know, there was a track in the war room that Was going south and was safe, traded a concession speech. It's kind of sad in a way to think of somebody who did so much in his life. A Senator McCain did that. His most historic speech or one of his most historic speeches might be his concession. Where do you think it? It does fit in? Sort of, you know the canon of John McCain's words? Oh, I think it xcaret up there, and I'd said one of the 4545 most important speeches of square. I think he gave a speech on the Senate Intelligence committees Torture report, which I think we'll has historical significance, see the speech he gave after his diagnosed with cancer. On the state of our politics. I think that that that that will be up there, too. And the speech he gave, you know when he was really rather Hell in Philadelphia with Joe Biden that Z And then years and years ago, he e think the speech that mattered the most to him. Personally. He was asked to give the commencement address at the Naval Academy. I think in 1993 and and that speech I've never I've never seen him rehearse one so diligently as that speech it matter to his father had given the commencement. His father been a four star admiral. He had given the commencement speech, and he had a love hate relationship with the Naval Academy and had graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. And he wanted to note that in the speech with that that was up there, but I think I think I think in terms of historical significance, I think he knew going in that he would be remembered. For what he said. And he wanted Tol. You know he what's missing? I'm afraid and our power. And politicians lately is, you know, McCain was very much motivated by the opportunity to not only be remembered by history, but the influence history. That really was a driving ambition of Hiss and And when you have that kind of ambition to be remembered by posterity, and not just, you know, advance your self interest in the moment you enter seated rice, too big occasions or try started. You can arise to big occasions. You don't see that is often in politics anymore. And that zah shame. Yeah, My guest. If you're just joining us is Mark Salter, who had been chief of staff to Senator John McCain, often a speechwriter for him as well, including his 2000 and eight Presidential election concession speech, which is mostly what we're talking about in the context of Mark's new book, the Luckiest Man Life with John McCain, which includes the story of that speech, and obviously the reason we're talking about it is that it doesn't look like a concession speech of any kind is going to come this year, which is a Historical anomaly and which might have consequences and listeners. We can take some phone calls from Mark Salter. I went for one thing if anybody listening right now. Is a politician who's ever had to give a concession speech yourself or even a staffer for a candidate who's ever been around for a concession speech. And if you have any thoughts On the importance of them or their role in a democracy. 646435 70 to 86 46435 70 to 80 or anything You want to ask Mark Salter. 646435 70 to 80 or tweet at Brian Lehrer. Marking the clip that we played the last minute of that speech, Senator McCain referred to having differences with Obama. That's only normal. I think so much of our Politics these days has been Smoothed over or roughed up, depending on your point of view to trump over here, and everybody else over there. Do you recall what some of the biggest policy differences were in that race? Will Iraq was one. Senator Obama had opposed our incursion into Iraq and McCain. It supported it. McCain was a strong Outspoken supporter of the surge, he I think he recognized in time that the decision to go into Iraq was a mistake based on faulty intelligence, but Still felt it was important to win that war..

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"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:01 min | 1 year ago

"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"New York four minutes after eight o'clock Good morning. I'm David. First Sunshine today a steady temperature up staying around 50 degrees. New York City's public school system will remain open today after a slight dip in positive Covad 19 cases over the weekend. W N. Y. C is Jessica Gould reports Many parents breathed a sigh of relief to learn that, yes, schools are still open for now, but it's not clear how long they'll stay that way. Mayor De Blasio says he'll shutter the whole system as soon as the city's seven day average positive test rate reaches 3%. By the end of last week that seemed imminent. But then the rate dropped on Sunday to under 2.6%. Now many parents are pleading with the mayor to change the cut off, and governor Cuomo says officials should consider closures based on the infection rate within schools instead. Multiple public schools and hundreds of classrooms are closed because of positive cases. The empty A's workforce was hard hit by the first wave of the Corona virus, and it's now seeing an uptick in positive cases. The agency says 1% of transit workers have tested positive in recent weeks. That's up from 1/100 of a percent at the end of last month. David Noven is a supervisor at a train maintenance yard in northern Manhattan. He says Mask compliance is a problem. Does it really make efforts to separate workers and give us some sort of system to reinforce a mask rule? Some people were mass from people don't people have to work very closely with each other. A spokesperson for the M P A, says masks are mandatory for workers and that the agency has installed hundreds of Plexi glass barriers on Busses and had some workplaces. 131 empty. A workers have died from the virus. For the first time this NFL season, both New York Metro area football teams did not lose. This week, The Giants defeated division rivals the Philadelphia Eagles 27 to 17 yesterday. They now have a three and seven record. Hi ng the number of wins the Eagles have at the top of the NFC East. Giant's head coach Joe Judge says he's pleased for his players. They're hard work's paying off. You know the entire year. I think they can see that on the tape. So you know the record stuff that'll take care of itself. We've gotta keep worrying about improving as a football team. Move forward on daily basis. As for the Jets, Well, they didn't lose. But they also didn't play. They had a bye week. Cause for celebration. I guess so. Fans were spared another potential loss. For now, they remain the only winless team in the NFL. 50 degrees. Now that's where we're to stay pretty much for hovering right around 50 degrees. Today with sunny skies tonight more clouds with a low around 40 tomorrow high of 47 with a slight chance of showers. Support for NPR comes from Bryant University for 156 years dedicated to educating and inspiring students to excel as they become innovative leaders of character prepared to make a difference around the world. Learn more at Bryant dot e. D u On the next Brian Lehrer show Monday morning politics on the state of the transition and the resistance to it. Our guests will include Mark Salter, former chief of staff to Senator John McCain. Also will continue to keep you informed on the state of the pandemic in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and debate the controversial new coronavirus policies. Brian Lehrer Show weekdays at 10 A.m. on W N. Y C. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning. Former President Barack Obama has a lot to say about the state of our democracy, he said some of it on the campaign trail with Joe Biden but with the release of his new memoir. He's getting into the details. Our colleague Michelle Martin, the weekend host of all things considered sat down with President Obama to talk about the book, which is titled A Promised Land. During the conversation, the president had some words of advice for his former vice president Joe Biden, as he anticipates taking office. He also offered his thoughts on the dangers posed by a leader refusing to accept the results of an election. President Obama started by reflecting on the country he sees right now. I think there's no doubt that the country is deeply divided right now and You know what I think back even to my own first presidential election in 2008, the country Didn't feel this divided what some people have called the great sort in which you have a combination of A political, cultural ideological in some cases, religious and geographical divide. That Seems toe be deeper than just differences in policy. Lot of that I think has to do with, um Changes in How people get information. If you watch Fox News, you perceive a different reality than if you Read The New York Times and That didn't used to be as stark And I think that Until we can Start having a common baseline of fax from which to discuss. The direction of the country. We're going to continue to have some of these issues. I am thrilled that Joe and Camilla have one. I believe that they will restore a bunch of norms, respect for science, respect for fax. Respect for rule of law that I think have been breached over the last four years. But Some of the bigger challenges in bringing the country together. That's gonna be a project that goes beyond just one election. As we are speaking now President Trump is refusing to concede and he's refusing to even to cooperate. With the transition. How do you understand that? What do you think That is? Some people are calling it a tantrum. Other people take it a lot more seriously. How do you understand it? Well, I I take it seriously. I don't think he'll be successful and denying reality of and you're starting to see. Few Republican elected officials go ahead and say, Look, Joe Biden has been elected and we need to move on in the transition. I'm distressed that You haven't seen more Republican leadership make this clear because The amount of time that's being lost in this transition process has real world effects. Look, we're in the middle of a pandemic. We're in the middle of an economic crisis. We have serious national security issues. And a ZAY describe when I was elected up for all the difference is that I had with George W. Bush. He and his administration could not have been more gracious and Effective in Working with us to facilitate a smooth transition and my ability to get fully briefed on what was happening in Afghanistan and Iraq. That meant we hit the ground running on allowed us to be more effective in our responses, and so It is yet one more example of how Donald Trump's breach of basic democratic norms. Is hurting the American people. I was struck and reading the book by the parallels of this moment with when you took office, Your first months in office were spent focusing on economic recovery. H one n one. Remember that? Developing the affordable care act and president elect by the starts with.

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"mark salter" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:42 min | 2 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Whirlwind of news. It is hard to make sense of it all. Just this evening, the commission on presidential debates as officially canceled next week's debate. Following President Trump, saying that he would not participate in a virtual event. Thankfully, we have the analysis of Shields and Brooks that is syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Hello to both of you after another news filled week, Mark you just listen to the report from Wisconsin Munitions report. What is your sense of voters take on how the president his handle Corona virus and how it's affecting their vote. Well, it's it's not good to me. This is a area where Joe Biden has a decisive margin over Donald Trump, One of the one of the misleading E Think impressions about Wisconsin. Why it is important is that every Democrat since Walter Mondale in 1984 has carried it up until Hillary Clinton But the margins were incredibly thin. Trump carried it by 8/10 of 1% 2016. But Al Gore carried out by 2/10 of 1% in 2000, John Kerry, for intents of 1%. So it is really the ultimate battleground state, and I would say that as a as of this evening It's not encouraging for the president. David, What did you hear from those voters that tells you where this election may be headed? The power of polarization on emissions report. The Republicans thought the diseases that pandemic is not that serious. The Democrats thought it's very serious, so you know, it's an objective scientific medical thing. It's not a matter of opinion. On yet you're one's opinion about it apparently is largely shaped by which party you follow. I do think, and this is reflected the shift in the polls in the last two weeks. Is that now the cove it is overwhelmingly the dominant issue of the matter of the election. It's weirdly made the election in the campaign, less ideological were used to campaigns where there's a conservative philosophy against progressive philosophy. This is a covert. It's not particularly theological. It's about getting rid of a pandemic. And I think for that reason is a lot easier for some former Trump voters to switch over and support by because they have to say I'm renouncing my philosophy. They just say I need a gun. Somebody will fix this Kobe thing, and I think that's one of the reasons we're seeing some shifts. And what about that mark? I mean, we've seen in a remarkable response by the president. He went into the hospital. We could go today. He was out. Ah, few days later, he said he's been saying he's immune. He's inviting hundreds of people to the White House tomorrow. Been showing up in the Oval Office. Is this? It mean is this helping him as he presents himself to the American people? Wei will find out Judy. I just want to endorse with David the point, David may there is no ideology and putting out a fire. There's no in ideology and rescue your child from a burning building. And this is not a question of philosophical. This is America's a very pragmatic and I think that's their approached a Corona virus right now. On DH. I think that's why the president is playing very much on defense on DH ous Faras the president's concern. I really think that you can you can feel in the end it there's a certain desperation in his candidacy. You talk to Republicans. And all of all of my reminded of this is 1980, which is a two history point race, although through the fall between Ronald Reagan's and Jimmy Carter, the incumbent, and then the one debate resolved it on DH. Doubts about Reagan were resolved and Dick voters in what they wanted to do, which was to terminate President Carter's time in the White House. I think the same sentiment is pervasive. Now. That vote is one of Really terminate Donald Trump's contract on and get the United Dan Lines Overto 1600, Pennsylvania before the 20th of January. David, What do you make of what we've seen from the president over the last week and air of desperation, as Marx said. A bit of that. I mean, we've seen the warp speed version of Donald Trump's version of Masculinity, which is a version of masculinity that never admits vulnerability That's always about conquest in competition. On DH doesn't sure show a shred of humility. And that's been evidence in his covert reaction mark points in 1980. I would point to 2008 when the Lehman Brothers fell in the beginnings of the financial crisis, all of a sudden, the electorate took a look at the possibility of just waves of chaos. And they want to know which candidate seem more orderly. Aunt for all my reverence for John McCain and Mark Salter, my friend Marc Shelter a TTE. That moment on Kane did not seem like the safest pair of hands. Barack Obama seemed like that. And right now, I think a lot of people are looking at Trump's behavior and not seeing a safe pair of hands and by and by contrast with the amazing thing that's happened Is it finds approval rating has gone up by 10% points. The course of this campaign that does not happen when you're in the middle of the campaign. You're being attacked with negative ads. Usually your approval goes down. No matter if you win or lose, but by this is going up. Well, I should say Mark Salter in the book actually acknowledges that John McCain didn't handle a lot of what happened in 2008 very well. But Mark, pick up on that hill. I will let me let me disagree with David John McCain was not the incumbent. John McCain was paying dearly for the sins of George W. Bush, who at that point was looking at 12% of American people think the country instead of the right direction and a job rating of 25%. S o. But I think that's why I say 80 when you have an incumbent on the ballot is the the analogy to this. No, Jodi, I just I really think that The races is changed and changed dramatically. Joe Biden is you're right. He's now above water is favorable Unfavorable, which is a tribute to him. He came in with a left. The White House is vice president with 21 favorable rate, but he's been unfavorable ever since the race began. For the first time in the most recent policy is now above water, he said. More positive than he is negative, which I think is attributed his campaign and also an indication of support. If you have voting for somebody, you do have a more favorable impression of them. And David. I mean, are we getting well? I don't want to put words in your mouth. But as we said the commission on presidential debates tonight, announcing they're definitely not going to be having The second presidential debate this coming week. Is that likely to have any bearing on where this race is going. Feel free to put words in my mouth. I got a better one. Ah. The first thing that strikes me is I've never seen a losing candidate not want to have as many debates as possible so that Donald Trump, not money debate is just crazy. On the second thing. Is that not having it? I think it's the wise decision. But again, it reduces the number of opportunities. He has to turn this around. And third, you know, even looking at the vice presidential debate the Democrats going with a clear strategy, which they implement, especially comma Harris, which is that We're not a crazy left wing party where the Obama party you could be safe with us on she implemented that I thought really effectively. Pence. I'm not sure the Republicans have a consistent strategy through the debate. So whether Pence to good or bad to me was beside the point because there is no strategy. There's no residue. He's leaving. It's just randomness. So not having that bait, though. Certainly to cement where we are right now, which is it? Marc. What about the effect or lack thereof of these debates on what's going on? Why I think the debates this year vice presidential were probably more important than ever given aid, Health and age of the president and the age of Joe of Joe Biden and questions about his physical fitness. The job, so I think there was probably more attention paid. I agree that Donald Trump giving up 70 million people on national television and debate to go over three million on Fox News makes absolutely no sense leading Republicans say to me today, when somebody please teach these people the Whitehouse arithmetic. If he's going to turn the race around yet speaks to the largest audience you can on DH. He made the choice not to. I thought that camera Harris Harris had had a bad performance in the in the hearings with Brett Kavanaugh. I thought she came across Not as a prosecutor, but his true classic hitori yl that was shelved on vice presidential debate I thought she played. She was the surrogate, the Joe Biden. She made the case for Joe Biden and she made the case against Donald Trump a cz. Well as anybody has in my experience, I thought her Case on the Corona virus was terrific. And she bought in the taxes in a way that left Mike Pence who played defense, But you know you don't score on defense shooting. Mike Mike Pence perfectly fine defense, but it left him speechless. So while we're talking about the election, there are these Senate races..

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07:19 min | 2 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Critic in the pages of the Washington Post and wrote this Arabia wasn't always disturb pressing on my shop, and I am raising my voice that cost him his life. He walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and was murdered by Saudi agents close to NBS. One even put on his clothes and walked out of the consulate to try and deceive CCTV cameras at this kind of grotesque barbarism. Having some guy trot out his clothes It was just, uh too much. Sara Lee Whitson is a human rights advocate and was a longtime friend of the show Cheese. Last week, she re launched an organization that has shocked you created dawn democracy for the Arab world. Now the only solution that will bring lasting peace and stability, security prosperity but also dignity. Not to the people of the region was democracy on human rights. Initially, NBS was considered a reformer on a 2018. U. S tour, He met Silicon Valley executives Thie, U. N. Secretary General and President Trump. Become very good friends for the Trump administration, NBS has helped feed an entire on alliance and bought American, including for the Saudi backed war in Yemen that killed tens of thousands of civilians. Back home. Nbsp ushered in dramatic reforms trying to curb the conservative clergy's power, allowing women to attend movies in sporting events. Jamal believe that NBS was offering some freedom, some reforms and taking away others than one that he was taking away. It was perhaps the most valuable which was the ability to speak. To have an opinion. Dawn is designed to document those restrictions and call out governments who support air of autocrats. We need to focus very specifically on the way in which the American people the American citizenry are enabling and promoting a dictatorship in tyranny in the Middle East believe this is the Saudi government says it punished choke these murders, but human rights organizations say Saudi senior officials The man CIA assessed, likely ordered the murder walked free. I hoped there would be some kind of accountability, but there's not the governmental level there's just not while judicial justice has evaded us. NBS has paid a huge price on in the court of public opinion. He has been found guilty. Last month, a group of Saudis in exile form the country's first opposition party, the group hopes to institute democracy as a form of government in the kingdom. That's not expected any time soon. But right, believe Saudis ruling family faces a reckoning People begin to wonder. Do we really need these people? I think at that point, Saudi Arabia is going to face a terrible crisis, and it would have done better. If Jamal had been here to help show them the way a shock she didn't live to see that Final act. But his death helped guarantee that the conversation he started in life will continue to PBS NewsHour. I'm Nick Shifrin. It's been more than two years since the death of Arizona Senator John McCain with legacy and influence of the former Republican presidential nominee. Is being felt during this election year. His widow, Cindy, recently endorsed Joe Biden for president, and she made an appearance with him on the campaign trail earlier this week. Mark Salter was a longtime aide and confidante of Senator McCain. And he examines his life in a new book, The Luckiest Man, which comes out on Tuesday and he joins us now. Mark Salter Welcome back to the news hour. I don't say this about many stories about politicians, but this is a beautiful book. I dare anybody to read it without without tearing up. You were not only his, his longtime aide you wrote for him, But you were also his close friend and I knows the very beginning of the book. You said he, John McCain felt Called by history. What did you mean? Well, he wanted you know he he talked of the book The luckiest man because that's how he viewed himself. And he had improbably survived multiple near brushes with death on survived what he would call the flaws of his own natures. Temper and impetuosity is rebelliousness and the institutions he he was a member of is irascibility at times. Hey, used to remark all the time he had this line, fifth bottom. My class the Naval Academy and In nominee for president. Unbelievable, And then he got a participate in history and great events and help influence the course of history. And the course of his country's success mattered greatly to me. He always told the story of his father. It was, ah, animals forced our animal That was was a young officer in World War two, a submarine commander and when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor Ah Black sedan, pulled up in front of their house in New London, Connecticut and collected his dad and he doesn't remember seeing his father again until the end of the war. But he said he told me that he thought it felt like that box of Dan was history, and it had come to collect his father, and he deeply wanted that for himself on DH. I think he managed to do it. So many wonderful stories. Here. You talk about the small gap between the private John McCain and the public, John McCain. You his character jumps out throughout this book. You talk about the issue, said the impatience of generosity, the restlessness. How he rarely lost hope. But the bottom line you wrote Mark Salter, You said What mattered to him was that you acted honorably in service of something more important than yourself, and you treated people fairly. It was. It was pretty straightforward. He was a man who lived by a code a code that he learned from his father and from his grandfather and from his his family were in the military and every generation as far back as the revolution. Hey, got it from the honor codes at the Episcopal boarding school where he went to high school and from the Naval Academy. Even though he was very rebellious in both those places Hey, never never violated the honor code. He lived by and I think the central premise of that code to him was that you redeem yourself from your flaws and failings. Hi through courage and self sacrifice in service to others, and he did that a great cost over and over again. And you're right. I mean, we We remember John McCain for his fight for campaign finance reform for immigration reform. Certainly for his, uh, his advocacy of a strong defense for his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. When he was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, But it was the summer of 2017 Mark Salter after he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer when he insisted on coming back to Washington for that Senate vote..

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"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:47 min | 2 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"CBS's the late late show with James Corden last month you have to be intellectually simpatico you have to be on the same wave length now Brock and I never disagreed on on that strategy we sometimes disagreed on tactics Biden says he's also looking for someone who has strengths that he does not have which is fairly common in twenty twelve the Republican nominee Mitt Romney who had no experience on Capitol Hill at the time chose Paul Ryan who was a leading Republican member of the house in two thousand eight John McCain made a competitive calculation when he was running against Barack Obama mark Salter was a top aide for McCain we were facing opponents who embodied personified change really and we needed that we need to be able to make a convincing argument for change so the McCain campaign chose Sarah Palin as a running mate many people are missing bargains are choices mistake I won't get into weather was or whether it was in the conventional rule is that a running mate should do no harm Kyle Copco is co author of the book do running mates matter his research has found running mates can indirectly affect the election the best sample of that in recent times would be someone like Sarah Palin if a voter viewed and Sarah Palin is being on qualified that'll clearly diminish their chances of voting for the Republican ticket Dr says that decision affected voters overall perception of John McCain you're more likely than to question his judgment maybe he isn't someone who can adequately perform the job of president maybe he's too old to be president and so on and so forth a doctor says there's also often an assumption that choosing a candidate from a specific part of the country it might win you votes from that region but our research shows that that ereli happens and that tends to be really overstated by political commentators still couple says that selecting a vice president is a presidential candidate's first real decision so bye bye didn't promising to choose a woman it sends a message about his priorities this process though has gotten underway as Biden is facing a sexual assault allegation from a former staffer he firmly denies it but the allegations still means that some of the women being considered for the job are already in the position of having to defend by which many of them seem willing to do still some Democrats have been encouraging bite into not just choose any woman Medicare correct a lot of the people there that would be great if the charges were a woman of color that South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn the highest ranking African American member of the house the Clinton says what's most important is actually the chemistry between running mates and how the public perceives that chemistry people are you right away if the chemistry is there also I think you got to do extensive vetting he got the response of Poland because this is serious business you don't get a do over in the US died in is in the unique position of having held the very job for which is now trying to hire and that matters according to democratic consultant tad Devine I think when you have that perspective being the vice president the relationship between yourself and the president is really important to you as a potential president divine though is skeptical of how much a VP pick genuinely affects the outcome of an election in nineteen eighty eight he was Lloyd Bentsen's campaign manager that year Benson was the democratic VP nominee and he was more experienced than his Republican opponent Dan Quayle and I saw that even when you have incredible dispatch of vice presidents on both sides that that in the end doesn't really affect the outcome of the election that much but Biden's pick might be different at seventy seven it is highly plausible that if elected he would only serve one term and so the woman he picks wouldn't just be the potential V. P. she would likely be the democratic party's next and repair a small college NPR news so when graduation was canceled at west Craven high school in North Carolina many of the seniors of course were heartbroken it really hit my heart really hard ever since you're a little kid shows TV repairs to you that's like your big moment but hearing that that got canceled everything it's like all that interpretation and all that expectancy is kind of like kind of gold that was ten poplin Ashley Bramlett their seniors who figured they weren't going to get any kind of graduation but then that their high school principal calls recorded in advance and apple could be heard between nine and one o'clock in that they were dropping something off but nobody knew what it was the principal to Bari Wallace got together a bunch of teachers and police officers firefighters and even the local sheriffs and they showed up at all two hundred and twenty graduates homes here's printable Wallace what we did was we divided up to go to certain areas every position at a police call barge wrote in at least two cars behind so what were the delivering yard signs that announced in this house lives a member of the class of twenty twenty here's a Leo right I would eighty three year old retiree then in areas where he did remain being happy for me that made me like get they knew that they were not supposed to do it but some of the students just could not help themselves and they went in for hoax here's printable Wallace again sometimes emotions out of control so we did the best we could but some you know some of the best through it and get their a leader told us even before this she was a huge fan of principle Wallace he warned that helped me get my thirty days at school and he told her that he would help you anything right change your mood happy birthday in tennis for ten or public it's just really nice to know that I'm noticed and that they're trying to help me out the way they came I waited but like twelve years now I can wait a little bit longer Tanner Lee and Ashley have signs in their yards for now and then in August to they will actually get to walk the stage this is NPR news and this is W. NYC good morning you're listening to morning edition stay with us coming your way in just a moment it is news headlines we could see some showers today probably later on in the morning otherwise should be mostly cloudy today we'll see highs in the mid fifties this is.

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Bloomberg Radio New York

06:23 min | 3 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of dictators during that speech. He. More than did. Joining us as Mark Salter longtime a to Senator McCain and co author with the Senator of the restless, wave a political memoir now out in paperback Mark, Senator McCain and President Trump were often at loggerheads. What did he know back in two thousand seventeen that would have led him to recite the names of dictators during the gracious speech? I, I don't know that he did. I wasn't privy to that conversation, and he never mentioned it to me, it's quite possible, though. You know, I think he worried about President Trump's affinity for Potter Kratz. I think he worried about many of President Trump's policies, and his worldview, which seemed more sympathetic to people like blood Amir Putin than to people that Vladimir Putin presses and threatens. So if it did happen. It might have something to do with that. What do you make of the fact that Democrats seem to be aligning themselves? More with. With the Senator then Republicans these days. I'm sure he'd be flattered. Here he you know, Senator McCain is very popular figure, and, and he has enjoyed and long-dead enjoyed by partisan popularity and I'm, I'm sure it's not all insincere. I'm sure most of it isn't zero out of the people running were personal friends of his vice president Biden center of, but Senator Bennett, and a good number of other people that it's a crowded democratic field and probably have more were friends of his. You know, he's he I think he's still. Where there an open primary for for, for Republican nomination for president. I'm sure that be there'd be candidates. They're running Scotney mentioning their relationship of China's. Well, do you think that he could have made a difference, even with his sway, and political persuasion, in this particular political landscape, where it seems that Democrats and Republicans are rarely able to act in a bipartisan way? Well, he would have kept trying. And, you know, the congress does we don't celebrate. It doesn't make headlines. But, you know there are things that are done in a bipartisan way, still, and he would have been pushing to get big tackle big problems as he always said, we have problems in common as well as ideals, and we have common responsibilities to solve those problems. And he would have certainly been been pushing the do so. But I'll you know in the areas he he he worked hardest at national security. You'll still see some bipartisanship, the Senate Armed Services committee, things probably marking up their annual Bill, which he had been chairman of that committee, and that always passes with full bipartisan support. There are a lot of folks who think that his absence has created a real vacuum in the Republican party. Well, he had great stature, there's no doubt about it. And he, he was not afraid to speak as mind. And I do think that there are a lot of things that this, this incumbent president does that more Republicans should stand up. I know they're tired of having to react to every silly tweet that the president issues and, and the controversy, the, the, the unnecessary drama, he causes all the time and I'm sure it's just wearing for them. But when when the president United States, quote a mass murderer, like Kim Jong UN. An arch villain. Like Kim Jong UN to criticize another American politician, who served this country for many decades. You know, it'd be nice to hear a Republican or to stand up and say, that's just wrong Mark to the personal now. And thinking about your book, that's out in paperback. What's your favorite memory of Senator McCain? I have a lot of them. It's, you know, some of them are personal and keep them to myself. But, you know, he's just he's a lovely guy to be around exhausting. But a lot of fun. He was very good to me. Very good to my family. We, we miss him. Miss him very much. I just I guess I you know. You know, you it's, it's, it's been almost a year but. You know, and certain things happen. You pick up the paper one day and it's just the one guide like to talk to about some stuff. And, and I miss that more than anything. I'm sure you're not alone. Thank you so much for being with us extra. That's Mark Salter. He is the co author with late Senator John McCain of the restless, wave which is now out in paperback coming up on Bloomberg politics, policy, power, and law. We're going to talk about a supreme court ruling in an Indiana abortion case, but first, Bob moon has check on world and national headlines, June Oklahoma today becomes the first day to go to trial against pharmaceutical makers blamed for contributing to the nation's opioid crushes the trial against consumer products giant Johnson and Johnson. And some of its subsidiaries could bring to light documents and testimony showing what companies knew when they knew it, and how they responded, Oklahoma attorney general, Mike hunter calls the opioid epidemic. The worst manmade health crisis in American history are believe the evidence will show that. Justice broken homes means requiring these defendants to clean up the terrible tragic mass that they have left us with in our state. Whatever the cost over a fifteen year period deaths from opioid overdoses increased by ninety one percent the race to succeed. Prime Minister Theresa may, is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement or whether that would cause economic and political mayhem maze. Conservatives are reeling after the upstart Brexit party one. Britain's election for European parliament seats. The conservatives came a humiliating fifth arriving in Brussels. Theresa May on one of her last foreign trips as prime minister urged lawmakers to find compromise is great regrets.

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"mark salter" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

09:25 min | 3 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"And he'll be talking with us about New Zealand's new move to ban semiautomatic weapons to legitimately confiscate them. And punish people who don't turn over their guns. We'll talk about why the left is trying to do the same in the United States, though, it is completely impractical. And also a counter productive policy. We're also going to be talking about Jordan Peterson who has now been banned from the university of Cambridge in a bookstore in New Zealand that has withdrawn his books from the shelves all of this massive and terrible overkill from the from the situation in New Zealand horrible, white supremacist terror murder. Against Muslims in New Zealand. We begin this hour though with Joe Biden who apparently is considering selecting Stacey Abrams as VP just when he starts the campaign. According to axios close advisors to former VP Joe Biden debating, the idea of pre-packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his VP as a very weird move in. Usually if you do it precipitously if you pick a VP precipitously, the last time somebody did this is Ted Cruz picking Carly Fiorina, and it was sort of a desperation unity played to stop President Trump from winning the nomination doing this at the very outset. Telegraphs weakness, if you're a strong presidential candidate than what you say is listen, I'm gonna win. And then I'm going to look at all the best available options, and then I'm going to pick. But if you are a week presidential candidate. Then what you do is. You say here is the person I'm going to run with. And this person is going to bring me additional votes in the in the Democratic Party primaries. And so Joe Biden picking Stacey Abrams betrays where he thinks his weakness lies. He thinks that his weakness. Lies with young intersectional. Whoa crowd, which is probably correct. And he thinks that if he picks Stacey Abrams who has been militantly contending that. She did not lose an election. She lost in Georgia. She lost that election by fifty five thousand votes. She's still claiming that she is the legitimately elected governor of Georgia, even though she is not. He figures that by picking her as his VP candidates. A woman who's biggest elected position was minority leader of the Georgia house of representatives. She's never held a federally elected position that this will somehow awaken in the in the breast of every intersectional person a love for his candidacy. It's an early desperation move for a candidate who's leading in all the polls. According to axios, the popular Georgia Democrat who had forty five is thirty one years younger than Biden would bring diversity and excitement to the ticket showing voters in the words of a closed source that Biden isn't just another old white guy, except that what is pretty much telegraphing is that he is just another old white guy who just wants to select a young black woman who is very charismatic. So that she will go get him minority votes. According to axios, the decision poses considerable risk. Some advisers are flatly opposed some pointed out that in a democratic debate. He could be asked why no one on the stage would be a worthy running mate. Well, that's not a really great question. But it is true. This is one of the reasons that presidential candidates, very often, wait to pick a BP because they take the person who came in second this happened with Ronald Reagan, and George H W Bush in nineteen Eighty-four example, it's a good party unifier. Also, gimmick VP's tend not to work out. Well, C John McCain and Sarah Palin advisers, though, the move would be perceived as a gimmick mainly because it's a gimmick. Biden's position on the issue is unclear apparently the advisors have been debating amongst themselves. Abrahams did meet with Biden in Washington last week to discuss her next political steps, according to you journal constitution, Biden did request the meeting her the AP. According to axios, the debate show, some lack of confidence among the Biden team about withstanding attacks for being out of step with the times and for past positions that are now unpopular in the party, Reverend Al Sharpton, it's unbelievable to me that Al Sharpton is still considered a respected voice in the Democratic Party is racial huckster who has spent his entire career blackmailing companies into giving him money when he is not in fact, attempting to incite riots Sharpton stays close in touch with the twenty twenty race said that the Abrahams move could help Biden by mitigating objections to his treatment of Anita hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation. That said it does telegraph weakness. It's also a move to try and telegraphy idea that he would only serve one term. This is what the New York Times is reporting. Former VP Joseph r Biden junior aware that concerns about his age could weigh on his candidacy if you run for the White House has discussed two steps that could reassure voters about electing a seventy eight year old president next year. Number one. They're talking about Abrahams and number two. They're talking about pledging to serve only one term, according to the New York Times, there's a possible pledge to serve one they would frame Biden's twenty twenty campaign as a one time rescue mission for a beleaguered country, according to multiple party officials being. Yeah, I know I'm really old. But I'm only doing this for four years to save the country from President Trump now that is not a realistic move by by one of the reasons it's not a realistic move by Biden is it actually underscores the fact that he's really old second him defeating President Trump for one term would not actually barred from from running again four years after that. In revenge, Ron. Such moves say, the New York Times to a big play that would send a signal about the seriousness of the election and could potentially appeal to both liberal activists and general election voters are eager to chart, the safest route towards a feeding President Trump, but that'd be Biden's doubling down on something. People already feel about him Biden is seen as the stablishment pick. He's the stayed stoic guy. Now, how can came to be perceived? This way is simply an effect of the complete radicalization of the Democratic Party. Joe Biden is in fact, a very far left guy. Joe Biden is a radical leftist on virtually every issue, but he's being outflanked by the entire Democratic Party. So I guess this would be doubling down on the elected -bility argument by knows that his best argument here is not that he's a wonderful candidate. He's not his best argument is not that. He's a visionary. He is not his best argument is most electable, particularly in the swing states that Trump just one. So I'm more electable in Wisconsin. I'm more electable in Ohio. I'm more electable in Florida, and Pennsylvania and Michigan. And there's probably some truth to that. But underscoring the fact that you're really old or saying you're only going to serve one term is going to make people feel more fragile about you, not less. Again, Biden doesn't feel his lead secure, which is a pretty good indicator that his lead may not in fact, be secure. Two of Mr. Biden's closest advisors receiver Shetty and Mike Donnellan have voted both possibilities the Abrahams possibility and the one term possibility in recent weeks, they've been egged on by some democratic lawmakers who have urged the Biden associates to strongly consider the one term pledge to immediately diffuse questions about his age. But that doesn't really diffuse the questions because then people just say, okay. So you're seventy eight now, and you'd be eighty two when you when you finish your first term who's to say, you're not gonna plots in the middle of that term. Donald has discussed the general concept of Mark Salter. Who was McCain's chief of staff and urge McCain's make a similar Vallon. He ran for president in two thousand eight at age, seventy two. But Biden is uneasy with the prospect of pledging upfront not to seek reelection. He says that would make him a lame duck president before he takes office, which of course, is probably true is more open to the idea of picking Stacey Abrams before the allotted timeframe. Apparently, the other people that he's discussing Abrahams. There's a little bit of talk apparently about Andrew gillum in Florida. So it's pretty obvious. What exactly Biden is doing? If that is indeed the case. The only precedent for choosing a running mate early was in nineteen seventy six. Ronald Reagan named Senator Richard tracker, a moderate from Pennsylvania several weeks before the Republican convention that was because he was running an insurgent campaign against an incumbent. He knew he was already the underdog Biden is not the underdog. He is the leader. At least in the polls right now. Telegraphing that he is not particularly certain about his candidacy. Meanwhile, Senator Kamala Harris, he's been picking up steam in the polls recently, and who is the candidate the Biden is seeking defend off by picking someone like Stacey Abrams is making a rather shocking move today. She says that she is not going to speak to a pack the American Israel Public affairs committee, and that's a pretty astonishing move pretty much. Every major candidates speaks before a packed because they pack is a big gathering just as pretty much every candidate seeks to speak before a bunch of other interest groups, she's not going to eight-pack because she knows that the democratic base is now anti Israel, and then a series portion of the basis anti semitic and find with they'll handle Mars anti-semitism. So Kamala Harris has cancelled her appointment today pack that would be a flip flop from her just a couple of years ago. She held a meeting at APEC, she she gave a meeting in two thousand seventeen at APEC and ad APEC, she had a blend endorsement of the two state solution. She released a transcript to the Huffington Post of the meeting with pro Israel students at the APEC conference that was just last year. And she had said that she believed in the state of Israel because she believed in civil rights, which makes a lot of sense. If you believe in the protection of minorities than Israel would be a good place to start considering it was specifically constructed to protect the ultimate historic minority. The jews. That's Deepak last year. Now, she says she's not even going to visit that demonstrates where she thinks the heart of the Democratic Party. Isn't it ain't on the side of Israel for sure? When the second. We'll talk about how this could all backfire on crafts first..

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"mark salter" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:46 min | 3 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin President Trump just can't let it go. I've never liked them much hasn't been for me. I've really probably never will. That was the president yesterday. Speaking in Ohio, airing his grievances with John McCain again, there is a Senator died seven months ago few elected Republicans are willing to criticize President Trump directly about these remarks, but Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson told Georgia public broadcasting President Trump has crossed line. It's deplorable what he said that's what I call from the floor of the Senate seven months ago. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, and I will continue speak up. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter, and friend to Senator Tom McCain. He's with me now on the line morning. Mark come on. Well, went through your mind when you heard the president's remarks. Oh, you know that was about the third or fourth time the last two hours. He's done something like that. So I guess we're getting a little. Beginning beginning to become a little tedious. It is no secret though that the president had a strained relationship with Senator McCain. But as we noted the Senator has been dead since August, why do you think understanding you can't climb inside the mind of President Trump? But why do you think that this is happening now? I don't know. I'm not a child psychologist. I guess you know, he he crazed sort of admiration from quarters Senator McCain received it and doesn't get it and resent him for that. I think you have to be a genuinely Iraq human being jealous of a dead, man. But I I is option. What have you made of Republicans response to all this Lindsey Graham in particular has been very careful not to come down too hard on the president about his constant disparaging of your former boss. They've all got very gratified by Senator Isaac arrived. And and I know I heard you shed some supportive comments too. But. You know, the problem really isn't Rachel. The problem is. His disrespect to to John John's family. The problem is Trump. He has no self control. And he's the most powerful man on the planet. And that's what cancel all Republicans for the sake of the party's future. The sake of the country ought to be saying to be addressing it. It's a goal glaringly up dismantle unfit for the office. But as you well know, the the response to that is we deplore what he says, but on certain policies, it is worth to stomach some of the disparaging remarks and his quote unquote style to get those policy objectives. It's not the damage is doing to our politics our country to our country's reputation in the world to our alliances. It's not worth the damage to drop the top marginal tax rate a few points. It's just not is there a point at which you as someone who was a friend of John McCain. Is there a point at which you just begin to ignore the president's tweets or remarks about your former boss? Yeah. You know, you have to you know, I I I'd like to I'd like to go back to a life where someone like Donald Trump's opinion on anything doesn't matter in the slightest. But if you turn China way, if you virtual gaze, then then then you don't address the elephant, which is just what I said that we have an unfitting man and the most powerful office on her, and we need to do something about it. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter in front of Senator John McCain. Thank you for your time. This morning. Let's turn out NPR's Lee political editor Domenico Montanaro, who's listening in on that conversation diminish the president's grievances about John McCain did coincide with some more information about the so-called Steele dossier. Did they not right last week? There were unsealed documents in a in in a in court filings that that showed Senator McCain is detail Turner McCain's involvement in passing along the dossier to the FBI. And that's something that Senator McCain is already talked about it in a book that he co wrote with Mark Salter who we just had on had said that he doesn't care you know, that he did this because the fact was he couldn't substantiate the allegations. And if you're looking for the truth, and you pass it on to the FBI and anyone who didn't like it. He said could go to hell does the president risk anything with his base when he? Makes remarks like this about a war hero. I mean, especially with veterans who support the president. Yeah. I mean, it's not the first time that President Trump has criticized John McCain in this way. I mean, remember four years ago. He talked about Senator McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured Nina likes prefers people who weren't captured. So this has been an ongoing thing for a long time. And a lot of Republicans felt that him doing that initially would derail his campaign, and it certainly did not. So, you know, looking at whether or not this could derail him in any other way. I think is probably a fool's errand. But when you think about what Mark Salter said in a more broad way about Republicans and being willing to stomach some of this for what he said were a few drop a few points drop in the corporate tax rate. He said he'd feels that's not worth it. Domenico Montanaro NPR's lead political editor for us this morning to medical. Thank you. Appreciate it. You're welcome. Thanks. Rachel..

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05:49 min | 3 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The time is now seven thirty four. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin President Trump just can't let it go. I've never like much hasn't been for me. I've really probably never will. That was the president yesterday. Speaking in Ohio, airing his grievances with John McCain again, there is on a Senator died seven months ago few elected Republicans are willing to criticize President Trump directly about these remarks, but Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson told Georgia public broadcasting President Trump has crossed the line is deplorable what he said, that's what I called influence floor of the Senate seven months ago. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, and I will continue speak out. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter, and friend to Senator John McCain. He's with me now on the line. Good morning. Mark Martin what went through your mind when you heard the president's remarks. Oh, you know that was about the third or fourth time in the last seventy two hours. He's done something like that. So I guess we get it beginning beginning to become a little tedious. It is no secret though that the president had a strained relationship. With Senator McCain, but asked noted the Senator has been dead since August, why do you think? Understanding you can't climb inside the mind of President Trump. Why do you think that this is happening now? I'm not a child psychologist. I guess you know, he's crazy sort of admiration from mcquarters Senator McCain received it and doesn't get it and resents him for that. I think you have to be a genuinely Iraq human being to be Chelsea for dead, man. But I I I. My assumption. What have you made of Republicans response to all this Lindsey Graham in particular has been very careful not to come down too hard on the president about his constant disparaging of your former boss. They've all got very gratified by Senator Isaac arrived in. I heard you say some supportive comments too. But. You know, the problem really isn't Rachel there. The problem isn't his disrespect to to John John's family. The problem is Trump. He has no self control. And he's the most powerful man on the planet. And that's what all Republicans for the sake of the party's future. Taking the country ought to be saying ought to be addressing it. It's a glaringly dismantle unfit for the office. But as you well know, the the response to that is we deplore what he says, but on certain policies, it is worth to stomach some of the disparaging remarks and his quote unquote style to get those policy objectives. It's not the Davidge doing to our politics. Our company to our country's reputation in the world to our alliances. It's not worth the damage to drop the top marginal tax rate a few points. It's just not is there a point at which you as someone who was a friend of John McCain. Is there a point at which you just begin to ignore the president's tweets or remarks about your former boss? Yeah. You know, you have to. But you know, I I I'd like to I'd like to go back to a life where someone like Donald Trump's opinion on anything doesn't matter in the slightest me, but if you turn turn away, if you have virtual gauge, then then you don't address the elephant, which is just what I said that we have I'm sitting in the most powerful office on her, and we need to do something about it. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter in front of Senator John McCain. Thank you for your time. This morning. Let's turn out NPR's Lee political editor Domenico Montanaro, who's listening in on that conversation diminish the president's grievances about John McCain did coincide with some more information about the so-called Steele dossier. Did they not right last week? There were unsealed documents in a in a in court filings that that showed Senator McCain is detailed Senator McCain's involvement in passing along the dossier to the FBI. And that's something that Senator McCain has already talked about it in a book, they co wrote with Mark Salter who we just had on had said that he doesn't care you know, that he did this because the fact was he couldn't substantiate the allegations. And if you're looking for the truth, then you pass it on to the FBI and anyone who didn't like it. He said could go to hell does the president risk anything with his base when he may? Makes remarks like this about a war hero. I mean, especially with veterans who support the president. Yeah. I mean, it's not the first time that President Trump has criticized John McCain in this way. I mean, remember four years ago. He talked about Senator McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured. He likes prefers people who weren't captured. So this has been an ongoing thing for a long time. And a lot of Republicans felt that him doing that initially would derail his campaign, and it certainly did not. So, you know, looking at whether or not this could derail him in any other way. I think is probably a fool's errand. But when you think about what Mark Salter said in a more broad way about Republicans and being willing to stomach some of this for what he said, we're a few drop a few points drop in the corporate tax rate. He said he feels that's not worth it. Domenica Montinaro NPR's lead political editor for us this morning to medical. Thank you. Appreciate it. You're welcome. Thanks. Rachel..

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"mark salter" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:45 min | 3 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin President Trump just can't let it go. I've never liked them much hasn't been from me. I've really probably never will. That was the president yesterday speaking in Ohio airing his grievances with John McCain again, there is a Senator died seven months ago few elected Republicans are willing to criticize President Trump directly about these remarks, but Georgia Senator Johnny is accent told Georgia public broadcasting President Trump has crossed the line. It's deplorable what he said that's what I called in from the floor of the Senate seven months ago. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, and I will continue speak up. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter, and friend to Senator Tom McCain. He's with me now on the line. Good morning. Mark come on. What went through your mind when you heard the president's remarks? Oh, you know that was about the third or fourth time the last two hours. He's done something like that. So I guess we're getting a little beginning beginning to become a little tedious. It is no secret though that the president had a strained relationship with Senator McCain. But as we noted the Senator has been dead since August, why do you think understanding you can't climb inside the mind of President Trump? But why do you think that this is happening now? I don't know. I'm not a child psychologist. I guess, you know, he he crazy sort of admiration from mcquarters Senator McCain received it and doesn't get it and resent him for that. I think you have to be a genuinely Iraq of a human being to be jealous of a dead, man. But I am that's my assumption. What have you made of Republicans response to all this Lindsey Graham in particular has been very careful not to come down too hard on the president's about his constant disparaging of your former boss. They've all got very gratified by Senator is and and I know I heard you say some supportive comments too. But. The problem really isn't Rachel that the problem isn't his disrespect to to John or Jon family. The problem is Trump. He has no self control. And he's the most powerful man on the planet. And that's what. Republicans all Republicans for the sake of party future. The second the country ought to be saying ought to be addressing it. It's a goal glaringly dismantle unfit for the office. But as you well know, the the response to that is we deplore what he says, but on certain policies, it is worth to stomach some of the disparaging remarks and his quote unquote style to get those policy objectives. It's not the damaged during to our politics. Our company to our country's reputation in the world to our alliances. It's not worth the damage to drop the top marginal tax rate a few points. It's just not is there a point at which you as someone who was a friend of John McCain. Is there a point at which you just begin to ignore the president's tweets or remarks about your former boss? Yeah. Yeah. You know, you have to you know, I I'd like to like to go back to a life where someone like Donald Trump's opinion on anything doesn't matter in the slightest. But if you turn China way, if you burchard gays, then then then you don't address the elephant, which is just what I said that we have an uncertain and the most powerful. Saunder, and we need to do something about it. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter in front of Senator John McCain. Thank you for your time. This morning. Let's turn out NPR's Lee political editor Domenico Montanaro, who's listening in on that conversation dimicco the president's grievances about John McCain did coincide with some more information about the so-called Steele dossier. Did they not right last week? There were unsealed documents in a in a in a in court filings that that showed Senator McCain is detail Turner McCain's involvement in passing along the dossier to the FBI. And that's something that Senator McCain is already talked about it in a book that he co wrote with Mark Salter who we just had on had said that he doesn't care you know, that he did this because the fact was he couldn't substantiate the allegations. And if you're looking for the truth, and you pass it on to the FBI and anyone he didn't like it. He said could go to hell does the president risk anything with his base when he may? Makes remarks like this about a war hero. I mean, especially with veterans who support the president. I mean, it's not the first time that President Trump has criticized John McCain in this way. I mean, remember four years ago. He talked about Senator McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured Nina likes prefers people who weren't captured. So this has been an ongoing thing for a long time. And a lot of Republicans felt that him doing that initially would derail his campaign, and it certainly did not. So, you know, looking at whether or not this could derail him in any other way. I think is probably a fool's errand. But when you think about what Mark Salter said in a more broad way about Republicans and being willing to stomach some of this for what he said were a few drop a few points drop in the corporate tax rate. He said he feels that's not worth it. Domenico Montanaro NPR's lead political editor for us this morning to medical. Thank you. We appreciate it. You're welcome. Thanks. Rachel..

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"mark salter" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:45 min | 3 years ago

"mark salter" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin President Trump just can't let it go. I've never liked them much hasn't been for me. I've really probably never will. That was the president yesterday. Speaking in Ohio, airing his grievances with John McCain again, there is a Senator died seven months ago few elected Republicans are willing to criticize President Trump directly about these remarks, Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson told Georgia public broadcasting President Trump has crossed the line. It's deplorable what he said that's what I called in from the floor of the Senate seven months ago. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, and I will continue to speak out. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter, and friend to Senator John McCain. He's with me now on the line. Good morning. Mark come on. What went through your mind when you heard the president's remarks? Oh, you know that was about the third or fourth time the last seventy two hours you've done something like that. So I guess we get. Beginning beginning to become a little tedious. It is no secret though that the president had a strained relationship with Senator McCain. But as we noted the Senator has been dead since August, why do you think? Understanding you can't climb inside the mind of President Trump. Why do you think that this is happening now? I don't know. I'm not a child psychologist. I guess you know, he crazed and sort of admiration from quarters with Senator McCain received it and doesn't get it and resents him for that. I think you have to be a genuinely Iraq human being jealous of a dead, man. But I I that's my assumption. What have you made of Republicans response to all this Lindsey Graham in particular has been very careful not to come down too hard on the president about his constant disparaging of your former boss. They've all got very gratified by Senator Isaac Rodney. And and I know I heard they said some supportive comments too. But. The problem really isn't Rachel there. The problem isn't disrespect to to John John's family. The problem is Trump. He has no self control. And he's the most powerful man on the fanatic. And that's what. All Republicans for the sake of the party's future. Taking the country ought to be ought to be addressing it. It's a goal glaringly dismantle unfit for the office. But as you well know, the the response to that is we deplore what he says, but on certain policies, it is worth to stomach some of the disparaging remarks and his quote unquote style to get those policy objectives. It's not the damaged during to our politics company to our country's reputation in the world to our alliances. It's not worth the damage to drop the top marginal tax rate a few points. It's just not is there a point at which you as someone who was a friend of John McCain. Is there a point at which you just begin to ignore the president's tweets or remarks about your former boss? Yeah. Yeah. You know, you have to. But you know, I I I'd like to I'd like to go back to life where someone like Donald Trump's anything doesn't matter in the slightest. But if you turn turn away, if you virtual gauge, then then you don't address the elephant, which is just what I said that we have an uncertain. And the most powerful office on her, and we need to do something about it. Mark Salter was a senior aide speechwriter in front of Senator John McCain. Thank you for your time. This morning. That's. Let's turn now to NPR's Lee political editor Domenico Montanaro, who's listening in on that conversation diminish the president's grievances about John McCain did coincide with some more information about the so-called Steele dossier. Did they not right last week? There were unsealed documents in a in a in court filings that that showed Senator McCain is detailed Senator McCain's involvement in passing along the dossier to the FBI. And that's something that Senator McCain has already talked about it in a book that a coat with Mark Salter, who we just had on had said that he doesn't care you know, that he did this because the fact was he couldn't substantiate the allegations. And if you're looking for the truth, then you pass it on to the FBI and anyone who didn't like it. He said could go to hell does the president risk anything with his base when he makes remarks like this about? About a war hero. I mean, especially with veterans who support the president. Yeah. I mean, it's not the first time that President Trump has criticized John McCain in this way. I mean you remember four years ago? He talked about Senator McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured need likes prefers people who weren't captured. So this has been an ongoing thing for a long time. And a lot of Republicans felt that him doing that initially would derail his campaign, and it certainly did not. So, you know, looking at whether or not this could derail him in any other way. I think is probably a fool's errand. But when you think about what Mark Salter said in a more broad way about Republicans and being willing to stomach some of this for what he said, we're a few drop a few points drop in the corporate tax rate. He said he'd feels that's not worth it. Domenico Montanaro NPR's lead political editor for us this morning to medical. Thank you. We appreciate it. You're welcome. Thanks. Rachel..

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"Death of Senator John McCain is led to tributes from around the world but. As AP Washington correspondent saga megani, reports at the White, House the tribute is over in Vietnam McCain was a prisoner of war at the infamous had no a Hilton people are paying their respects at. The US embassy in annoy. Here at home when, we, left his beloved ranch and corn Ville and made the drive the Phoenix longtime McCain aide Mark Salter on. NBC's today show The, roads were lined with people host, brought showed up to way flags. And put their hands over their. Hearts was quite moving here at the White House flags yesterday were at half staff in McCain's honor they are now back at full staff President Trump's. Had a long feud with McCain and did not issue a proclamation ordering, that the flags, be lowered saga megani at the White, House

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Tributes pour in for John McCain in Vietnam

"A full week of honors or planned for the, Mavericks Senator John McCain in Vietnam where McCain was a prisoner of war. At the infamous had no Hilton people are paying their respects at the US. Embassy in annoy here at home when we left his beloved ranch and corn Ville and, made the drive the Phoenix longtime McCain aide. Mark. Salter, on NBC's today show sorry The roads were lined with people who spontaneously showed up to way flags and put their hands over their hearts to his quite moving. Here at the White House, flags yesterday were at half staff in McCain's honor they, are now back at full staff President Trump's had a long feud with McCain and, did not issue a proclamation ordering that the flags be

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"You're listening to all things considered on wnyc senator john mccain was diagnosed with brain cancer last year in his new memoir the restless wave mccain writes about the state of politics and the principles he'd like the country to hold onto after he's gone coming up next audie car cornish we'll speak with mccain's co author and his longtime adviser and friend mark salter that conversation is coming up next stay tuned when we talk about listener support here at wnyc we often mentioned.

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