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White House moves up vaccine supply timeline, says U.S. will have enough for every adult by end of May
"Good news this week in the race to end this pandemic, this country will have enough vaccine supply of state again for every adult in America. By the end of May. By the end of May. That's progress. Important progress. This comes as the governors of Texas and Mississippi have lifted all pandemic restrictions in their states and new variants of the Corona virus are popping up around the world and in the U. S. There's a lot to talk about that we're setting aside the next hour to answer your questions about the vaccination effort. Joining me now is Dr Lena when she's a visiting professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. She's also an ER physician and the former Baltimore City health commissioner. Dr Wen. It's always great to have you To speak with you. Also with us Angela Rasmussen. She's a virologist, and she's also an affiliate at the Georgetown University Center for Global Health, Science and Security. Angela Welcome back. Thanks for having me back then a doctor win enough vaccine for every adult in America by the end of May. That's an aggressive timeline. Do you think we can get there? Well, I think we should break this down into three categories. In terms of where are the barriers to vaccination to having people actually getting the vaccine and their arms. The first barrier is that of supply. The second is that of distribution. The third. Is that a vaccine hesitant or acceptance of the vaccine. What President Biden announced is that by the end of name, we're going to solve the supply issue. That is we'll have enough supplies. You were saying for every adult American to have the vaccine. That doesn't mean that by the end of May, everyone is going to be able to get the vaccine because then once we get the supply, we need to move into addressing these other issues of administration and also of addressing hesitancy. So do I think that will get the supply? I certainly hope so. And so far, President Biden has been very good about not over promising. So I expect that this is going to be the case, which is fantastic, because supply right now is the limiting factor. Um I do think that a lot more work lies ahead of us in terms of actually getting that last mile logistics of getting the vaccines into arms and then also overcoming vaccine hesitancy. Available. Vaccines do not equal shots in arms. As you say, Doctor win, and the previous timeline was to have every American adult vaccinated by the end of July. Angela's we're seeing more variants. Developed. How urgent is it that we really ramp up vaccination? Well, it's very urgent on So given that people will be out there moving around more, the variants are becoming more and more prevalent. It's really, really crucial that we get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible. One thing people should really keep in mind and echoing what Dr Wen just said. Is that vaccines don't save lives. Vaccination saves lives, So we really, really need to buckle down and focus on making sure that we can get people vaccinated as quickly as possible. Well, we got this
"milken" Discussed on Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
"He helped finance a man named reginald lewis who decades ago created the first billion dollar company by an african american tragically. Lewis died from brain cancer at the age of fifty but shortly after he died. His book came out that he wrote before steph which was entitled. Why should white guys have all the fun. And so mike has been a pioneer. He has an annual conference. That i think is better than the davos conference very intense and at that conference no speeches are allowed. It's all panels news. What mike said about why he does that that way. He says you'll learn more by seeing the world through someone else's eyes and so most notable is working healthcare especially in numerous threatening diseases stonning achievements and. We'll get to discussing this now. His father had melanoma nineteen seventy-nine. His mother-in-law had cancer and instead of justo morning. What happened there. Mike milkin decided to do something about it and so we'll discuss with melanoma research alliance came up with over a dozen treatments. The mid huge decline in mortality prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with a very late. Should have been a death sentence but he did things about it. And as a result there's been over an eighty percent decline in mortality from prostate. Cancer will be discussing his great work in recent months. A covert but I on philanthropy. Mike you've been involved in flint. Be even when you were heavily. Involved in finance since the nineteen seventies. You recognize i think another truism is that people think of philanthropy and commerce says polar opposites. I think you recognize that. There are two sides of the same coin meeting the needs and wants of other people. Walk us through how you got interested in philanthropy especially Healthcare i think it came through your family but walk us through how you beginning of not only interested but doing so much about it to to our benefit including me who had prostate cancer a decade ago. I had it and What should have been a death sentence. Now we were able to stop it. Take it out steve. You know there's just phrase life gets in the way you have a plan you're planning to do something and then. Some event occurs. In my mother-in-law father eight other relatives had come down with.
"milken" Discussed on Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
"I'm steve forbes and this is what's ahead today. I sit down with michael milken. Founder and chairman of the milken institute a nonprofit nonpartisan think tank that helps people build meaningful lives pursue effective education and access resources. We talk about his work in healthcare particularly with regard to the covid nineteen crisis. But i. what's ahead republican control of the. Us senate may block sizable tax increases. Coming out of washington but revenue hungry states are huge new levies to cover deficits resulting from the pandemic and in many cases like new york from pass spending binges and reckless unsustainable pension promises to their employees. So watch out tax payers. These politicians are coming after you one tax there is called the gross receipts tax. It's a straight sales tax levy on business revenues without.
Dr. Robert Brooks Discusses The Power of Resilience and Bouncing Back More Easily
"Thank you so much for being with us on UNTANGLED. Today. Beyond the show. So I want to start with this very broad question because we're gonNA, talk today about resilience, which is such a huge topic in such an important one and I would like for you to define resilience for us. Is An excellent question because different people have different definitions. The definition I basically use is that resilience implies the capacity to bounce back from adversity. Every one of us is going to experience some challenges some much greater than others, but million people problems as things to be overcome rather than be overwhelmed by they see problems things to be solved, and thus they don't feel paralyzed when adversities arises, but rather they tell themselves what are some strategies I can use to deal with this particular versity? All of us. Face, certain challenges, and one of the things that you question rings up this, we sometimes don't know when it may arise, and that's why I believe that preparing ourselves to be resilient. Have a resilient outlook really helps us in terms of preparing us for the many different situations challenges that may arise in our lives. What is that inner strength that propel some people to overcome obstacles and adversity? Given the research con temperament from birth. Some children already have a greater capacity to deal with adversity than others and that doesn't mean you can't learn to deal with adversity put a child's temperament how easy they are whether or not they quickly get frightened or how they start out already could be a certain predisposition for being either less or more resilient, but I wouldn't want anyone listening to this saying. You mean. Set in stone. By the time, we're two years old now, but certainly this the old nature nurture and you really can't separate them. So certainly, our inborn temperament plays. and. Then our life experiences some children grow up in homes where they will have very tomatoes to observe people's solving problems people dealing with conflict while I know from my clinical practice, there are those who basically have never really had models. With, people always are very stressed out with people do not know how to deal with conflict. So certainly, our born temperament at life experiences will play a role. One question I often get is, was it ever too late? Can people become more resilient and I would never have written a book I didn't feel at any age. There are certain things that we can do to help us to develop a greater capacity for it's. My stance has been to look at what are the characteristics of resilient people I started asking. Zillion child or adult see the world differently themselves differently from others and can we incorporate this into our schools in trial pair day an entire own lives by cannot tell you how many parents and teachers and other caregivers basically said to me. Can you help Chalabi resilient if you're not Brazilian and the quick answer is it's more. So, in terms of your question I, do a lot of workshops. Helping kids being resilient when I share with people are what are some of the characteristics of say resilient kids and can we somehow develop strategies to this just to give you one example which is one of my favorites? Years, ago. I was writing a book about school climate and I asked about fifteen hundred adults to fill out an anonymous questionnaire and one of the questions. Wise of all the memories you have school. What is one of your favorite memories at something adult said or did that boosted your dignity and your motivation? One of the most frequent responses was he will recall when they were asked to help out I. Got Answers like I. Remember when a teacher asked me to pass out the milken straws I remember not dress me to tutor young child and I remember the time saying to myself. That's one of the best memories of school. Now know that there's a whole body of research that shows senior citizens who are actively involved in helping others humidity control for other things sleep longer lives and are less stress. We now know that when kids are invited to help other sayings in schools, they're less likely to be bullied. So to drop out. So the past couple of weeks a couple of workshops for educators and one of the things I say kids to be more resilient. Asked. This question does every child in the school every student feel that he or she is making a positive difference in school because that's what brings purpose and meaning. As I said before resilient people see problems this things to be solved rather than overwhelmed boy. So I often pose the question. What do you need to have that belief? One thing is in early age is help them to make decisions so that they started to become good problem solvers with adults. I will often say in my workshops or when I'm dunes therapy have any of you ever face a problem where I thought is I don't even know where to. Start and everyone handles by said Majid this almost every problem you face to felt that way. So situation like that people become over well, they're not going to be resilient at all they become more stress. So with my adult patients, I'll say, so we have to figure out how you can step back and think of different options and different ways of solving things I. Don't WanNa be over-simplistic as I say it is. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed we fail to look at some possible options will be helpful with teachers parents I say, if problems arise in a classroom or home, let's more more s kids how they might sell them. Approach is really been to look at the characteristics of Brazilian children are adults, and then how can you apply these in your own life?
Hurricanes and hazardous chemicals can be an explosive combination
"In twenty seventeen Hurricane Harvey soaked Houston with record-setting downpours. At the nearby Arkham Arkansas chemical plant flooding knocked out the power and disabled Refrigeration Systems. That were Cooling Hazardous Chemicals. The chemicals decomposed and combusted and the trailers where they were stored caught fire more than two hundred nearby residents were evacuated for an entire week. Susan Annenberg is with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. She says climate change causes extreme weather to grow more common similar incidents. Become more likely. This is a really under studied problem that is growing and potentially disastrous and future in recent research Annenberg identified. Almost nine hundred highly hazardous chemical facilities within fifty miles of the Gulf Coast. A region likely to see more dangerous hurricanes. She found that more than four million people live close enough to one of those facilities to potentially need evacuation during a disaster. She says stronger. Regulations can help reduce the of dangerous incidents with proper planning and infrastructure and management. They are preventable.
How worried should we be about the spread of COVID-19?
"But doctor when how worried should we be about the spread of covert nineteen the disease caused by the novel coronavirus those of us who might even find ourselves may be far away from California or Washington what what level of concern do you think is appropriate I think that people should be concerned but in the sense that we should be aware ends taking common sense precautions right now you stated that the seat but the CDC said and I agree with them that the risks to everyday Americans is low for the moment but we have to keep in mind that cove in nineteen that this new coronavirus is knew that the situation is rapidly evolving that this virus was just discovered about three months ago and there are now outbreaks around the world and with all these different hot spots happening across the country so we should be prepared for it even though the risk to us individually right now is low we should be prepared for me disruptions in our life if this virus is detected in our communities but there are really simple common sense procedures that we can all take right now including good hands and face hygiene and we can take steps now to think about what would we do in the event of school closures or if mass gatherings in our communities are canceled in the same way that we prepare for hurricanes and other emergencies we should prepare for the potential of a of an outbreak in our communities to everyday preparedness and if you do a little bit each day it's actually not too terribly burdensome to prepare for these things Dr Hamblin you wrote an article in the Atlantic that got a lot of attention you cite research that says in the coming year between forty and seventy percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes code nineteen now that's a scary number forty to seventy percent but but you say it doesn't mean panic what did you mean well I never think that panic is useful but the the virus well the forty to seventy percent number does not mean that many people will be sick or critically ill at all a minority of cases because critical illness and they're mostly among people with chronic conditions and older people but that also is what makes this virus so overall so dangerous is that it can be spread by people who are up and walking around and don't feel that bad the so it that that is a dangerous place for buyers to be usually the viruses that spread like that are just common colds and it's in the interest of a virus to keep its host the person out and functioning in the world and spreading it around to other people if people are kind of walking wounded they can easily spread it versus something like the flu which might knock you on your **** and you know you're sick and you're isolated raid raid and yeah even the flu to do a lot of people it manifests as just a cold you either realize you had the flu and that's part of why it spreads and this is in that this disease in that dangerous zone where it has hi the rate of serious diseases and fatalities but also it is not doesn't universally because that so it can be spread very easily let's talk about that fatality rate for just a moment the World Health Organization released a new fatality rate for coronavirus globally they said about three point four percent of cases have died that's according to the W. H. O. a by comparison seasonal flu the fatality rate is less than one percent this this new coronavirus Italie rate is up there with the so called Spanish flu that we hear about from nineteen eighteen to nineteen nineteen killed millions of people around the world I'm doctor Hammond what do you make of the number that W. H. O. put out three point four percent it's it is hi do you think it's accurate this is a very hotly contested issue among the epidemiologist the disease modelers who I've been speaking to many thanks it is actually lower than that our data are a relatively incomplete because a lot of countries have not been testing and it had not been screening widely so probably not detecting a lot of milder cases so it could come down but that wouldn't necessarily be good ever meet me at the overall casualties that will see globally would be less of a hot debate among epidemiologists especially when such a such a well known organization and it's already like the W. H. O. puts out a number well I want to get to questions that we have from listeners we've been getting a lot of them as you can imagine we wanna take the opportunity while we have our experts here Dr when we got a lot of good questions here's one caller with a number of different concerns my name is Mary and I'm calling from Rohnert park California it's about the corona virus number one I don't understand why it's such a big deal because every year there's a virus or flu and fragile people often die from that to normal so why is this any different because it sounds like it's just another virus is something and number two even though no one were unfamiliar with the between what is the first symptoms and number three if you go to the grocery store do you have to write down your your groceries before you put them away you know because if someone comes to your house may have a cold have to wipe down the doorknobs and faucets so those are my questions so Dr when we have three questions let's do a little bit of rapid fire and deal with these interns how different is corona virus from flu why are we worrying about it so much when flu is so virulent yeah it's a really good question and I've been hearing this from a number of people in different ways one about I think the truth about the numbers right that the flu influenza affect over a million people in the U. S. every year and tens of thousands of people have died this flu season so it is a reasonable question to ask well why are we so concerned about crossfire's when the number of people affected by the flu is so much higher well there is a reason for us to be concerned about it and that's that this is a new virus we don't yet know the trajectory of this virus it could affect many more people as you are referencing and Dr article that that he wrote citing a study it could also be on the we don't yet know about the fatality and the severity the W. H. O. house estimates but that number is ever changing and because this is a new virus too none of us have immunity to it and so I do think it's fair for us to treat it seriously two one to look at this as a potential outbreak that could be and I think we are on the verge of calling this a global pandemic and may in California also asks what are the first symptoms if you are infected this is where we can compare to the flu because the symptoms of coronavirus of cover nineteen are similar to what one might when one has the flu somebody could presents with fever cough difficulty breathing they could also just not be feeling well we know also with club in nineteen some people start with a domino symptoms they might get nausea vomiting diarrhea abdominal pain and it's also important to notice them at the pool at this moment we believe that about eighty percent of those who get infected with coping nineteen have relatively mild symptoms until they recover without needing to go to the hospital or having other interventions and just talked and just real quick doctor when I I I I don't mean to cut you off but we have a break coming up I want to get mace questions in here wiping down doorknobs services faucets in the house a lot of people are doing that wiping down groceries does it make sense to wipe down all the things around you it's not a bad precaution to be taking especially at this time but just know that the way that this virus is transmitted to stir the respiratory route and the best thing we can do is frequent hand washing and wiping down surfaces is a good idea to wash those hands even if the services are dirty if you wash those hands all the time the virus can't get into your mouth or nose that's Dr Leana Wen emergency physician professor at the George Washington Milken institute school of public health were also speaking to Dr James Hamlin staff writer at the Atlantic in a lecture
Eating For Better Health
"In this episode of the Doctor Pharmacy. We're going to focus on chronic disease. And what the solutions are to solve this epidemic. But first we have to really understand the scope of the problem and the cause of the problem. In America. Six out of ten Americans have chronic disease. Four out of ten Americans have multiple chronic diseases. It affects more than every other person in America and globally. It's increasing eighty percent of the world's chronic disease and obesity is in the developing world. This is not just a first world problem. This is a global problem and a recent study the global burden of disease study which looked at populations all over the world one hundred ninety five countries over twenty seven year period. Found remarkable thing that eleven million people die every year from eating too much of the bad food. None of the good food. Not Enough Hole on real unprocessed foods and too much of the bad stuff processed foods ultra processed foods sugar sweetened beverages refined grains trans fats and so forth and not only that account for eleven million desk but two hundred fifty five million years of disability and life years lost. What was striking was not. Only was it the presence of the bad foods but it was the absence of the good foods that contribute to the problem. Now if there was a disease like Zepa or a Bola that was killing. Eleven million people year. There'd be a global effort to solve this problem. There'd be businesses. Scientists policymakers philanthropist. Everybody'd be pouring resources into this but this is silent. Nobody is focused on dealing with the issue of food that was recently at a conference milken. Global Conference listening to a panel of leading thinkers and actors and healthcare people. I have tremendous respect for the head of the National Institutes of health the Sea of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services the CEO of Kaiser Health Systems. These are giants in the field of health. Care and they really spoke about a lot of important things erotic polio malaria AIDS gene editing. Really amazing technology to cure rare genetic diseases that affect few people but are devastating improving the interoperability of medical records so that we have complete transparency and access across all different medical records matter where you are in the world data sharing to improve medical science and improving medical payment systems to pay for outcomes and value. These are all essential things we need to healthcare but it ignores the biggest problem facing us the big elephant in the room which is the fact that the biggest killer globally is food and yes we have to deal with all these other issues but food is the biggest driver of disease period on the planet and yet no one's really talking about this or how to address it on a global level. Part of the problem has been that. This epidemic has come on like a juggernaut over the last forty years as blindsided. Scientists doctors healthcare systems governments. And we're just sort of like a deer the headlights not not what the heck to do but the truth is we know what to do. We know now that the food we eat the food we don't eat is the single biggest cause of death worldwide exceeding tobacco and every other known risk factor. I mean historically was infections poor sanitation we call communicable disease But now seventy percent of deaths worldwide from what we call non communicable disease things like heart disease. Obesity Diabetes Cancer Dementia but they are not really noncommunicable because he actually affected by the social conditions that we live in. We know that we blame people for these diseases. We say well you know. Malaria TB age. You know it's not really your fault so you're the victim but with food related illness. We kind of blame the victim. We said you know you choose what you put in your mouth you choose. What your heating. So if food is causing it'd be sick it's your fault. Why should it be my problem but as it turns out the social conditions we live in are driving the diseases. We have Paul farmer calls this structural violence the social economic political conditions. That Dr Disease. If you live in a world where our food system produces mostly disease causing foods were. It's a food carnival that makes it really almost impossible to make the right choice where our government supports the production and sale. These foods and we're fresh. Foods are biologically addictive then. Personal choice is a fiction. The scientists clear non communicable diseases. It turns out are Berry Berry communicable. You're more likely overweight if your friends over weight than if your family's overweight depending on your neighborhood your life expectancy maybe twenty or thirty years shorter than folks from another country a city or
Is Trump abusing his power over the judiciary?
"This is news in focus where we offer our insights into the stories that matter before we go any further. I want to address today. Sentencing of a man Roger Stone Roger Stone. He's become the sentencing of Roger Stone. A LONGTIME CONFIDANTE DONALD TRUMP for lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering was mired in controversy. Over how the. Us Justice Department handled the case under public pressure from the president. Mr Stone received a forty month sentence whereas prosecutors had recommended that he serve up to nine years. This followed seven cases of presidential clemency for White Collar criminals whose convictions included extortion fraud and lying to White House officials. Yes we have commuted. The sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail We have Birdie character we have Mike Milkin. Who's gone around and done an incredible job? Offer is the independence of America's judiciary under threat. Or as Mr Trump simply using the powers a lot to him on the line with me to discuss this is ed loose. Us National Editor and columnist and Cottam Schober US legal and enforcement correspondent. I let's hear a clip from president trump taken. Just a couple of days before stone sentencing. Just so you understand. I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually I guess the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the country but I've chosen not to be involved but he is a man of great integrity. But I would be. I could be involved if I wanted to be man of integrity he is referring to is the US Attorney General William Bar but is this credible given the tweets he published before the sentencing of Roger. Stone got tell us first about the case of Roger Stone which you've covered for the F. T. Who was he exactly? What was his crime? And was the sentence particularly lenient for this kind of case. Roger Stone is a flamboyant veteran political operative in the US. His career goes all the way back to working on Richard Nixon's election campaign and he has basically been the person you call as a Republican presidential candidate. When you want to get your hands dirty. He called himself a dirty trickster and he is an expert in this sort of Makir side politics in the two thousand sixteen election. He was a sort of informal adviser to Donald Trump. And one of the things he was trying to do was make contact with wikileaks. When it became known that wikileaks had a trove of hacked emails from the Democrats to use it for political gain. The thing that he was convicted of is in two thousand seventeen when Congress began investigating. What exactly went on to twenty sixteen election? The House Intelligence Committee called on Mr Stone and asked him about some of the comments he had made during the campaign and Mr Stone lied to. Congress about who is intermediary was or who he was referring to when he was talking about having an intermediary allied when. He said that he didn't have any documents or any written materials or any taxed of his conversations with that intermediary. The sentence he eventually received was actually probably pretty in line with what other sort of white collar criminals convicted of lying to. Congress or the government have received the key issue in his case was he had threatened a longtime friend of his who was also another witness. Basically saying don't contradict my story and those thrashed included threatening his dog for example the key issue at stake was whether he was serious about that and whether therefore has sent should be jacked up significantly because he had made violent threats and eventually the judge took the view that although it was serious that he'd made violent threats. The person that he had threatened didn't actually feel like they were going to experience violence. Ed Tell us a bit more about Mr Stone. And the history of his friendship with the President and whether you think Mr Trump's tweets constituted interference in the judicial process. Yeah as I said. He's a flamboyant dirty tricks. Who GOES WAY BACK TO LATE? Six hundred seventy trump maximum in the late seventies. He was introduced to try but he quickly hit it off. They shed philosophy of you know playing to win that no method is invalid. Never apologize never explain. Stone set up with couple of other people are very well known lobby group in Washington. One of his clients was trump who was seeking tax breaks a casino. He was setting up in Atlantic City. And really they've been great friends since then so the ties between trump and stone go along way that very deep and they're often allegedly nefarious in terms of the League outlook from this. I have no doubt that trump will seek to podcastone fast opportunity. Trump's on the Guy Senate acquittal spring cleaning of his administration ruthlessly seeking out anybody who isn't very very loyal so to get rid of weather that Meghan appointees the civil savage. Anybody perceive does slightly disloyal. Not Enough is being pledged. Loyalty is a hugely important hugely. Important thing to trump and stern has shown loyalty he has not. He is not divulged things that have damaged the president. He's showing toughness. He's been very Trumpian in how he's dealt with. Franchi's accused the judge me by of being a biased judge which she's rejected this very trumpian and I have no doubt that it will culminate in at some point. President trump pardoning Roger Stern question about what trump actually did part of the reason. Roger Stone was so controversial. Was that line prosecutors involved in this case we're uncomfortable with what Mr Trump and the justice department we're doing. Can you explain that to viewers and why it was such a problem so there are four prosecutors who secured Mrs Jones conviction trial so the trial team? They filed their sentencing recommendation which was seven to nine years which there's no bones about it. That's a serious sentence for anybody to serve and then that evening all of a sudden early hours of the morning so after midnight trump tweets calling it a miscarriage of justice. He says this is unacceptable and Lo and behold the very next day the DOJ which is the US Department of Justice DOJ officials. Start saying that they agree that the sense would be unwarranted and adair kind of reverse it. The following day afternoon we see all four the prosecutors quit the case including one of them actually quits his job at the DOJ entirely and subsequently a new sentencing recommendation is put forward. Which says we'RE NOT GONNA ask for a particular sentence but it ought to be far less than seven to nine years. The idea that four prosecutors would quit a case. All at once is astonishing and it was a very serious and important moment and DOJ his trip shook the DOJ. It was a very dramatic moment in Washington and the question then was was doj senior leadership. William bar the. Us Attorney General. Was He reacting to an order from trump or was something else going on now the lion that DOJ has stuck to is that there was a miscommunication between the US Attorney's office in Washington DC and between main justice headquarters also in DC? But they're separate offices. Basically Mr. Barr says he was not expecting to see a seventy nine year recommendation. The new prosecutor brought on sat at the sentencing that the prosecutors who filed a recommendation that you good faith and thought that they had been given approval to do so and so Mr Bar said listen. This is not about trump. This is about. I think that that sentence was appropriate and I was not told about what was going on. The important thing here is whether or not Mr trump explicitly ordered the attorney general chains recommendation. It's still gets to this question about how our friends of the president being treated in their cases now it's pretty common across the US for federal prosecutors to request tough even harsh sentences. That's not unknown. You don't often see the attorney general weighing in to ask for lighter sentences and certainly DOJ policy at the moment is to prosecute people to the fullest extent of the law to secure the longer sentences possible so whether or not Mr Trump's tweets were an express order to Mr Bar that he followed a whether he was acting independently. It still gets to this question about if your friend of the president. How are you going to be treated by this? Doj while we're on the subject of Friends of the president. The other thing that happened last week was a series of presidential pardons for White Collar criminals specifically several that have connections to Mr Trump. I talk about Michael Milkin. What did he do and why does it matter that he was pardoned? Michael Milkin is to people on Wall Street a hero. He effectively invented the junk bond or high yield bond market in the eighties and then he was brought low by prosecutors and the SEC and eventually guilty to securities fraud and nine hundred ninety. He served about twenty two months in prison after being initially sentenced to ten years. Ever since then he's been rebuilding his reputation. He's a philanthropist. Now has the Milken Institute and for a long time people on Wall Street rich and powerful people have felt that he was prosecuted unjustly and deserved a pardon. The other person. Mr Trump pardon rod blagojevich is perhaps less of a popular figure in any area. He was the former Democratic governor of Illinois and was prosecuted for trying to extort a children's Hospital for campaign contributions and also trying to sell the vacated Senate seat of Barack Obama when he became president his case involves some quite lurid wiretap quotes. Where he talked about Mr Obama's Tennessee. Being a very valuable thing with various explosives and that he wasn't going to give it away for nothing. The fact that these pardons came just a day or two before Roger. Stone's sentencing is pretty mistake -able signal of Mr Trump's power to grant clemency. Whatever case that he wants so prosecutors can go after his fans and associates. Jerry can commit crimes. Judge can sentence them to however long they want ultimately. Mr Trump has under the constitution the pardon power and that was a pretty stark exercise of that pardon power on the eve of a close friend of his being sentenced. Ed Do you think we're gonNA see more interventions this spy trump perhaps related to the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the election. People like Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Who Manafort I think would definitely be a case for another pop and I would be very surprised if Michael Cohen Without Him. Because Michael Cohen Tablet Trump describes a rat in that inimitable. Kind of multi language that the president sometimes uses Michael. Cohen testified to Congress very damagingly against president. Trump's he's considered to be a tax cut. The thing that links you know all these Haden's whether it's Michael Milkin Rod Blagojevich Obama Carrick. Us police commissioner who was the security guard incidentally for Rudy Giuliani. The thing that links all of them is that they're pretty well connected people who've committed white-collar crimes and who have upbeat through Fox News. In some cases that Bregovic wife spoke on Fox News. He carrots by on Fox News to capture the president's attention and I think the pattern is again very trumpian thing. It's it's about. People who trump identifies with he feels as acute. Did he feels. He's fatty toxic at he. Identifies WITH OTHERS. Who fit that description again though. The role of connections and of mutual friends and a Fox as dishing platform for pardon. These are very common. There's a pattern here. How big a cause of concern is all this. I mean it's trump's use of the pardon power markedly different from other presidents will Clinton famously on his last day in office Rich Hedge Fund billionaire and friend of the Clintons Madonna to the Clintons and that caused a lot of bad blood. Clinton was heavily criticised for intervening on behalf of a friend and it stood out and I guess the reason I mentioned that is it. Was Fatty unusual. It's now completely normal. Trump has happened many many people who under the inventions of us? Pardon history wouldn't ready quantify so I think he has changed quite dramatically and just to add on. There's an interesting historical link year. Another controversial use of the pardon power in the past was George H W Bush who infamously pardoned a whole swath of former officials who are indicted in connection to the Iran Contra Scandal and bill bar the current. Us Attorney General was back then also attorney general and so Mr Bar He had pushed not just for one. Pardon of Caspar Weinberger. Who was the former Secretary of defense? He said listen. If you're gonNA pardon any of these people you have to pardon all of them. I think his quote was in for a penny in for a pound and so you may have the curious historical echo if MR trump loses later this year of his attorney general at the end of his time in office being the same attorney general at the end of George W Bush's time in office advising him on. You know who to pardon before he leaves Hamas all this been received in Washington and then around the US do people care. It's been received as many other actions by president trump being received with a high temperature reaction inside the Washington. Beltway and shrug outside the GNOMES that being trashed here in a row very significant look at the powers of the presidency. The procedures the the president uses before he acts and the conventions so that being shredded caused great angst in Washington. Dc across the political divide and almost badly registered a ripple outside of Washington. The same of course applies to impeachment. It really didn't resonate much isn't resonating match in the Democratic primaries. In places like Iowa New Hampshire and so I think this is far far lower. It may be it should be different than ideal while but it registered FAFA LOA on the vote says right of than than even impeachment.
President Trump pardons former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
"Post impeachment presidential pardons and appointments since the impeachment acquittal president trump has been flexing his executive powers by pardoning seven people this week including the junk bond king Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik the former New York City police commissioner he also commuted the sentences of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and three others he's also made some major appointments in an effort to surround himself with loyalists you can trust especially in the spy agency arena the most notable being Richard Grinnell the U. S. ambassador to Germany to the powerful position of acting director of national intelligence and they can get an acting position the president was able to sidestep Senate
"milken" Discussed on Planet Money
"Coming up after the break crime and punishment support for NPR and the following message come from Washington wise investor and original podcast from Charles Schwab that explores how decisions made in Washington could impact your finances and portfolio. Listen AT SCHWAB DOT com slash Washington. Wise are you sometimes confused by the economy befuddled by the financial system troubled by the trade war? We are here to help with the daily ten minute briefing on economic news of the day. Npr's the indicator from planet money. Listen now at this point in the story Mike. Milkin is making a ton of money. Things are really going his way. And James Stewart you are getting a bunch of scoops at the Wall Street Journal and you're suddenly thinking that something's wrong here. What was the first shoe to drop? I remember vividly the the day in. May nineteen eighty six where the news came over the old ticker that this investment banker at Drexel Milkins firm down Slovene had been arrested on charges of insider trading. I knew Dennis Levine He was one of these people that was in my orbit but the SEC. When they arrested him put out a list of something like thirty five deals that he had insider traded on and I looked down the list and he had he dennis. Wien hadn't worked on any of them and I thought if he hadn't worked on any of those deals how did he know to insider trade? Where was he getting the information? So I knew immediately there was a network. There was a conspiracy was more than just muscle. Being there. Were other people in the the orbit. And they were feeding him information that he was sent investing on and presumably he in turn was feeding them the deals he was they weren't so brazen as to actually trade in the deals they were working on. That was too obvious and the prosecutor for the government is a familiar name. Rudy Giuliani Really Juliane. Securing this like the mob cases which he was famous for. Yes exactly and you know. There are many similarities. Except at least from what people tell me that it was much easier to kind of flip these you know. Ivy League trained white collar Bankers and lawyers and it. Is You know mafia lieutenants but Yes Rudy Giuliani was running this. He was getting immense publicity He was getting a lot of public acclaim for this. Crackdown on Wall Street. Crime and he did oversee The prosecution of this which led straight to milken. So what did they end up? Getting milken on you know the Milken as the founders have long said well way away. We didn't do any insider trading but In some ways what they ended up getting Milkin on was more insidious in insider trading insider trading as a very discreet crime. What milkin was doing once he crossed the line into the hostile takeovers as I said the Securities and Exchange Commission has strict laws about how you have to announce a takeover bid when you have to announce that you've acquired a certain number of shares and Milkin was helping clients and organizing his clients to buy up shares. Amass these positions that could be used to then threatened company without going through any of the disclosures. It was a common name Ford at the time was called parking that you would get a friendly investor to buy. Say you know four point. Nine percent of the target company five percent was the threshold at which you had to make a public disclosure. And then you get another friend to do another four point nine percent and so you organize these people and you're way over the five percent. No no one of them had it and that was a violation of these requirements. There were other elements of this. He ended up pleading guilty to six felonies. One of them was attacked. Count But they were essentially of violations that were used further the takeover efforts of his clients so they never got him on insider trading he according to the government never insider treated the the government had evidence. they clammed insider trading. But it was. It never came to trial. It was never by pleading guilty avoided a broader charges and he was never convicted of insider trading. And by the way I personally always felt if there was any insider trading was almost kind of incidental. I mean he I will. Milken did not need insider trade to make immense amount of money. He made one year. I believe five hundred fifty million dollars and by doing you know his bond business. One of the big questions is often wondered. Did he ever need to do any of this illegal stuff? I I doubt it just to be clear. He did plead guilty to six felonies including conspiracy and securities fraud. Moore you if you've tried to get an interview I have. And what are we get back? I got many emails from his spokesperson. Jeff they basically enumerated. The ways in which milkin disrupted finance writ large democratized access to capital and has been giving philanthropic Lee his whole life just to jump back into the story He was sentenced to ten years in prison diagnosed with cancer and released early and when he got out he couldn't trade because he was banned from securities trading for life and then he realized his new mission in life rehabilitating his image. I would say that started the day he walked out of prison. And it's been a multi decade effort When he came out of prison he was still a billionaire. May Be multi billionaire and he. He started launching a number of Philanthropic missions one of them was related to education and teaching one of them now that he himself had cancer was aimed at healthcare prostate cancer in particular and then he started this sort of think. Tank Milken Institute. But I think it's also important to recognize that within a very short period of time the SEC later allege he was violating his lifetime ban. And I did a lot of work on this as well. Okay so keep published. Nfc EAVES and his lawyer sued you. One of his lawyers sued me for libel over one paragraph in what was a roughly five hundred page book. And I can't tell you how many pages of legal documents that spawned. The case went on for for many years What did that feel like? Well the first couple of years it it bothered me a little bit. I I would go. It was very interesting. I'd go to get a mortgage. You know to buy a place to live or something like that and so on the application form. There's a line that says do you have any contingent liabilities. I would say yes and then say how much I'd say thirty five million dollars. Well that was the that was always the end of that. Although then they'd always say well. We're going to have to get our supervisor. You know so i. Fortunately once I explained it all day I was able to get a mortgage and Then ultimately we did when really resounding victory in light other to defenses one that you weren't now even if you were wrong as long as you weren't negligent you got off but the judge knowledge. Saudi wasn't negligent. He said that I was correct that the book was accurate and he even went and more and said I could have said something worse that the truth was worse than I actually rug so it was quite a remarkable opinion blurbs. Your book but this is symbolic of what essentially milk has been doing since he got out of jail which is marshalling both his money and his friends and the finance forces to silence critics but also to eventually get what he got from. President trump to get a pardon He had an unrivalled network of very very wealthy and influential supporters. Who immediately started beating the drums? This was all unfair that you know people are just jealous of him. It was just the Wall Street Lee trying to bring him down and started efforts to get him apart. And I've actually seen this in all the years I spent covering bonds people on Wall Street love Mike Milkin. They think he's a genius. They think he revolutionized finance by creating this whole market and they think all of his philanthropic works also changed the world and clearly milkin felt that the conviction was this huge wrong. That needed to be righted. Even if it meant people like cert- talking about all the bad stuff again so If we were to tell the story of Michael Milk into young young kids who perhaps dream of going to Business School someday. What's the moral of the story? I used to say that the milk and story showed that even if you're the richest man in the world you can't buy your way out of legitimate criminal charges and now. I'm going to have to change that narrative because it's looks to me like in granting him apart and trump has not the message that if you are the richest man in the world and you have enough powerful well-connected friends and donors to my campaign. Yes you can buy the result that you want James. B Stewart is a columnist at the New York Times he is a professor at Columbia University and the author of the book. Denna thieves do you have to change the title now. Not Changing the title. Maybe I'll ride a little abalon but I'm not changing the title. You you may be able to buy a pardon that you cannot rewrite the facts. We always love to hear what you think of the show. So you scrape US planet money at NPR DOT ORG or on the socials wherever at planet money. Today's show was produced by Nick. Fountain edited by Bryant Our Stat. Our senior producer is out split mark for the dirtiest Tuesday read around Massachusetts who subscribed to the planet money newsletter. 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"milken" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Segment today. Name I'm not saying crank this well I suppose this is a gateway drug to If you haven't seen the news this was this was what just mere hours before around minutes. Rajastan minute wow this just in Roberto peper. Roger Stone's sentenced from memory got months forty months. That is correct. That is a downward variants from the guidelines by Judge Amy Berman Jackson. And if I can read between the lines a little bit here. That is one hundred percent designed to sort of test. Donald Trump at this point in time so so in a way right. He's already won right. If this this defendant were not Roger Stone were not a trump crony and and the cronyism of trump cronies right If this were not Roger Stone he he would have received a guideline sentence of seven to nine years right. It would have been quiet and the criminal defense lawyer would be making all the statements that you know pro stone advocates are saying and it would matter you. Just get you you get guidelines. That's what happens. I do WANNA add by the way just as a a quick little sidebar on that took two points. I have made both of these in prior shows. But they're worth repeating again and that is particularly from liberal media sources rank and that is number one that defense attorneys will tell you that. The guidelines are voluntary. That is true sense. The Supreme Court's two thousand and five booker and fan fan cases but they are presumptive in virtually every case and in ninety nine plus percent of all cases. You get a guideline sentence so you can say oh well. They're not binding. They're they're just they're just advisory and that's what every defense attorney says. That's what by buddies were defense attorneys. Say and you know try and it never hurts to ask but let's not pretend as though most sentences are not guidelines sentences. They are and number two. This is super weird but I have noticed this construction in a bunch of sources where they say well and in addition to the guidelines you know let's consider the fact that Roger Stone is sixty seven and he's old and he's never been convicted lines. Guess it's in the guidelines so so if you were young and convicted of many things you know in his past a then the guideline would have been more. He would have been a different column. So it's just that that is infuriating to me because these outlets ought to know better so So Roger Stone has already by being a crony of Donald Trump and now the analysis.
"milken" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Andrew. What in the world are the Nevada caucuses? Yeah we had a Lively and in my view by far the best democratic debate yesterday. If anybody 'cause after every debate boring anybody says this debate was born. Just stop watching but clearly. You're not interested in anything based could possibly offers just quit. This was not a boring date like watching like sixty one to fifty seven football games. And being like yeah. You know. There's just not enough action going. Look at that point our football. That's fine you don't have to like football. You don't have to like debates but is it Futurama where they do. I think it's the scary door where it's like nine hundred twists and around also is your mom. Don't benders like Saad coming? It's like that. I love the scary door. That is such a security Baylor anyway so I imagine you will probably be breaking that down on series inquiries only but there are. I think a couple really interesting questions. Because the way in which Nevada has structured their caucuses. This year is different from the past right so a component is still the bad stuff from Iowa right which is to say. It's actually even worse right in that. The caucuses begin at ten A. M. on Saturday February twenty-second. So yeah. That's a on a Saturday though. It is but think about how much per particularly proportionately of the State's workforce are engaged in the hospitality industry. Right so they work for casinos. They work for restaurants right end so Saturday at ten is super bad. Time for those kinds of folks also for whatever reason the doors open at ten but the voting doesn't start till noon right so I mean it's it's like Iowa on steroids situated. Oh whoa let's hold on. Let's hold off on a hell of a charge in terms of time commitment. Sorry that's no that's all I but let's hold off on calling them Iowa until they give us the results well and there's some things that there are some things to talk about with respect to that but the the first thing that that I wanna talk about is on top of the standing in a room stuff for the first time. Nevada has layered ranked choice voting and multiple days of voting in with the caucus process. It's going to be super interesting to see how that works out right. So let's flag right now on a show that people are going to listen to on Friday and then turn in for results. You know the next day I could see this being a gigantic disaster as you are segregating out votes in various pressings that are ranked choice right so in other words. You'll it's ranks choices. So I get to go in and say right number one choice. Liz Warren number two choice Michael Bloomberg number three choice. Joe Biden obviously drawing these out of the hat. I WanNa know who never wanNA choices warrant and who's number one choice is Bloomberg. Is that like an old thing? Where maybe they're number. One choice was Bloomberg but go buy some Samurai Code that like whoever kills your Manson. Then they become your number one choice exactly right that would that would be the only way. I want to support the rules. Are Rules was executed by Warren? She's now my exactly right but yes so. The initial ballots are ranked choice ballots. Which will then be allocated over the fifteen percent threshold in each caucus sites? Yeah and then added to separate sheet data guy in me is like I love. I WANNA GO. How do I become a caucus worker? I'm not even that. We don't have one in California but like that sounds so fun but also potential disaster and I'm now kind of with you that this is and has tossed into the trash. The third party APP used developed by shadow ink used in Iowa. That was such a disaster. They are now using what state precinct. Workers are calling an ipad based calculator tool. That's a direct quote. Which is this is another direct quote from the Nevada independent quote essentially a google form page linked to a google sheets spreadsheet. The ideas that precinct chairs can input their precincts caucus preferences into the form. And then they will get sorted and tallied in the spreadsheet. Okay okay. I know people probably are thinking. That sounds scary. Like oh you're just yet but however that could totally one hundred percent and be fine. Yeah look at. It won't or if they mess it up or s we're talking about technology like remember the previous method for this was dumping a bunch of paper in a box like we're we're not talking about you know going from an automobile to the Horse and Buggy era. We're talking about. Did you walk there or would you like some form of wheeled locomotion to assist you? So that's the structure. We will see what happens and you and I get to see. I'll tell you this a lot of Gambling propositions sports betting all. That's a lot of that stuff is really complicated if then stuff you know. And maybe maybe Nevada to stereotype have got the know how to do. Complex multi phase voting ranked voting. Maybe maybe the pullman. Maybe so look. This is what I hope happens and I want to flag the potential difficulties a so that that way. We're we're out in front calling if there's a problem be we identify again for our conspiracy. Theory minded listeners. That this is entirely different right like the issues are literally designed not to be the same issues from Iowa right. They have gotten rid of everything. That was the problem in Iowa. So if there's a problem in Nevada we're trying to help identify where that might be. But it'll be a different it will. It has to be by definition no APP right. Different individuals counting the votes. Google based calculator. So you know. I'm sure if something goes wrong. I'm sure we'll see that next raft of conspiracy theories but if it goes right this tells us that you can implement a pretty complex system in a way that that makes a Lotta sense right like. I don't know why you would keep so slight sidebar. In addition to pre two ranked choice voting the way in which it works in Nevada is it is four days of early ranked choice voting starting from last Saturday and ending this past Tuesday right so to me. This seems like really as close. I don't know why you have to do the the whole caucus part of waiting to punch in and be like why is this a caucus because in the caucus you know you're hanging around the gym or whatever you know your kids Jim or whatever where it takes place? You've got the the taped off sections you're like we're the you know like you say we're the Bloomberg section we're the war and says Oh you don't have a viability. Come over to here and there's debate but then you introduce this early voting this voting from Broadway all kinds of different stuff. They're doing which is great. And but then it's ranked choice. So the the the preferences already locked in what's the point either? Nobody can convince a piece of paper to change. Its vote hopefully. So what's the point of the caucus parts just do a ranked choice primary? Well so you still can right. Essentially now you get to choose whoever's there can whoever's there so you can essentially say like Oh either. I can be persuaded or I can't. We should also add. I just WanNa be clear and I don't WanNa get a hundred. Andrew was wrong. Emails Mike. Bloomberg is not on the Nevada. About right yeah good so we know this. We're aware we try. I was trying to use the most preposterous. I'll come clean. I totally forgot so Andrea. He is not. We know that we were. We were making a hypothetical example so it will be very very interesting. It's certainly the the fact that over seventy thousand early our CV ballots have already been recorded. Means that when you are interpreting the results of last night's debate that I would think would be muted in any outcome and and you know obviously disappointment for me as a big Liz Warren Fan. Let's be completely transparent about that. Amy Klobuchar got an enormous bump out of what was objectively speaking good debate performance and then hailed in the media as a good debate. Performance going into New Hampshire and You know four at this point I would say is very very critical that that Elizabeth Warren out outperform expectations in Nevada. I'm not going to do any more political punditry. The neck is this isn't a punditry show. This is a law show but You know we there is no sense. I'm not going to sit here and pretend as though I don't care about the outcomes because folks listening to the show a no that I do and be deserved that you know me being honest about the fact that I do so those are. The Nevada caucuses really really interesting. Kind of mix up of our CV plus traditional caucus going. And I think if if we can back away from the emotion behind it right like were sort of trying out things that are designed to make the process more democratic and you know maybe there is an objective lesson that we'll be able to pull away from the Caucasus. So that's that's on the caucus is gonNA be like there's one guy who was like. I'm going to convince some people. And then he just shows the gym and then him and then everybody else did. Early voting is like what I'll go in the Bernie section. That is so. Have you ever seen the fantastic? Val kilmer movie real genius. Oh I haven't taught.
"milken" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"You doing my friend. I am fantastic. Thomas how're you? How was your trip? Oh my gosh. A full body tasked like in the In the in the movies there's always always one leg is a little high at an angle you know and the little you're wrapped in white and they can like feed you through to arm is always up in the late. One leg is always up. It's always how they do it. Yeah that's me. After two kids at Disneyland and no sleep 'cause you can't sleep with kids on hotel so that was the hardest thing I've ever done. I have done that with one child. Not to but still Archie and the No. You must be standing here at the gates at seven thirty in the morning. I you know the park doesn't up until ten. I know but you can't get the fast pass if your so happy Disney Yeah I am actually in Boston and Debate tournament for my son and then we went on a couple of different college visits. So yeah so that's So that's my my story. Yeah he He really enjoyed going to Brown yesterday. So we'll see yeah right like you know. It's it's up to do the little trap. It'll be like the election coverage except for which colleges Alex GonNa Choose. Will it'll be recurring segment on. How can you create some music for that right? That's exactly okay. Hey other quick thing. Go check out. The Youtube Channel links in the show notes or just Google opening arguments on youtube or whatever and delays video. You know it's so much fun. Features a trump impression it features. Some Fun parent trap hijinks. It's all kinds of fun and Particularly good for today's show in which we We talk about Roger Stone actually getting sentenced hot off the presses so please check that out really appreciate it all right. What ARE WE What else are we teasing Andrew? Yeah so teasing. A couple of things number one. We got a very very good decision from the Eleventh Circuit on the Florida amendment. Four to the state constitution which for stores voting rights for felons and then the subsequent legislation to quote implement that that was passed by the Republican legislature which completely undercut it That was challenged in court. We have a great ruling. I'm going to break that down for you on Tuesday show and we also have an andrew was wrong. I was definitely wrong about two things. But we heard back whenever we do an episode on emoluments. We typically. We'll hear from our buddy and originalist and one of the first show guests Seth Barrett. Tillman who has an idiosyncratic to to put it mildly? And I think he accepts that right. That's that's we're not insulting him in any way tracks. Everything we say on emoluments listens to the show. Hi Seth and managed to correct two things but But I'm going to push back on third thing he says. Yeah so. We're going to do that on Tuesday. That's going to be a lot of fun and then folks have asked about and I just you know I. Can we start a recurring segment right to today? As we are recording the news broke that Donald Trump is going to is going to appoint Richard Gra now the ambassador to Germany as the quote acting director of National Intelligence which means that he will not require approval by the Senate because he would not get approval from the Senate and like Mick Mulvaney. He can just stay. It's literally our acting director of National Intelligence. We'll also be our ambassador to Germany so why not. I am sure director of national intelligence is a part time GIG. This is again this come in on weekends. And why not like look if I can be a lawyer in a podcast or surely Richard Grenell with zero relevant experience in either by the way can ambassador to Germany and our nation's director. Just the whole the entire cabinet the every all the every level of government is all acting. Now it's amazing amount of actors they're gonNA be able to put on a Helluva Oklahoma. All Giant Ensemble cast of acting whatever director acting this acting that you could not like as long as we're there. I would rather have Quentin Tarantino staff the Executive Department than DONALD TRUMP. Right like you know look admittedly d you know. Brad Pitt will be doing a couple of different jobs. You know it'll be it'll be it'll be rough. Yuba Thurman will probably be Secretary of state. But you know I'm good with that. It's all her ex exactly right. No this is. The only reason we're doing this in the teasing segment is because folks have asked. Is this designed to put a crony in place to squelch future? Whistle blowers and the answer's yes right. There's no awesome. Okay it's a. It's a case closed and again it puts lie to the confidence that I had in folks like Richard Burr in Republicans who claim to care about the security and health of our country. Because if you did you should speak out against this. And they won't and they don't and they're not going to because they are all beholden to somebody who's were now two weeks out from being acquitted on impeachment and is remaking the government in ways that are frightening even for Donald Trump so that we can analyze on that. It's just terrible when you need to know okay. Well however pirates of penzance coming at you the whole entire acting cast of everything the whole government putting that on La Vie. Let's let's I it's A. It's a rotating season because they have so much talent Surrey with the fringe on top. There we go it's They're able to do multiple shows. It's one of those Repertory thing you know where they do like Fridays. One show centers. So there's lots coming at you with all his actors. Okay finally time to get to our main segments of the day political political political political.
Chelsea Handler mocked after incorrectly suggesting President Trump only pardoned white people
"Home it would Chelsea handler tweeted something out of course he's an idiot and which she said was dead wrong but you could at any way you can I tell the people from the place for all of doctor missing comedian Chelsea handler made a bold assumption after president either yeah I'm sorry the color yeah your name I'm not I'm never never get anything that she's done but I did left one time so they could picture but hello made a bold assumption after president Donald Trump granted clemency to let people on Tuesday suggesting her social media followers and notice what color all the criminals are the him herself appears not to have right past the headlines in the twittersphere was happy to lighten her as the fact there was quite a bit of diversity in the group of people who received either partner computation percent so the president earlier in the day and president trump issued pardons to seven individuals and commuted the sentences of four others on Tuesday and several of the more high profile even controversial at the media and turn highlighted the release of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and the pardons a former New York City Mick police commissioner Bernard Kerik financier Michael Milken and a former San Francisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo junior of all the notable names dominated the presses one critic accuse president trump of granting favors to crooks with his executive actions as CNN's Chris Cuomo tweeted president trump just pardoned only elites several outlets took the time to reveal all of the people who were soon either reunite with their families or have the records wiped clean thank the president evidently miss Taylor did not read any such coverage well our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail notice what color they all are handler tweeted apparently ignored the fact the number of women of color were pardoned or freed thinks president trump's actions on Tuesday I've noticed a lot of them are black what you trying to say Chelsea replied conservative writer and media analyst mark dice a director and producer Robbie Starbuck took the time to educate him the further between pictures of three of the women impacted with the message Chelsea this is the anti Stanton tiny cell and crystal Yost over granted committed sentences or a full pardon heated eleven commutations or pardons today at eleven seven looked white account and whites account for seventy seven percent of the population your those are tweeting have Chelsea handler Chris Cuomo apologize for their feigned outrage after getting if you're getting it wrong our own troops we put at real dollar from here just of the mid season real dollar terms pardons and commutations do you think they've done that innocent
Pardons Granted by President Donald Trump
"But as I pointed out it was a pardon frenzy yesterday that was all the talk all the rage across the national airwaves and of course local airwaves as to president trump and his decision to pardon and or commute sentences for a lot of prominent people in some not so proud and we want your thoughts as well to hear on the phone line seven oh two two five seven five three nine six as we discuss the president and his decision to pardon these die and grant clemency on Tuesday to eleven people who serve prison sentences for crimes in high profile cases ranging from gaming fraud and tax evasion to drug related charges now trump who has a broad clemency powers granted by the constitution we understand this right grand full pardons our full legal forgiveness for a crime to seven people commuted and shorten the sentences of four others now obviously presents seven party people for years and we acknowledge that we understand that and occasionally there's been situations where presidents across the board at pardon people that are controversial right that are you take a look at you said you now I don't necessarily think that was the right thing to do wasn't it I don't understand why you decided pardon this person over it over another and the eight calls into question credibility of the individual but with Donald Trump it it is interesting take a look at the individuals that he has decided to partner can either sense and of course when you talk about high profile maybe nobody more high profile than rob boy it bubble ball go eight H. and this obviously rob luggage was a prominent politician in Illinois for a for a number of years Abbas the governor of Illinois and there is this perception out there of politics in that state and it's not a good one okay it's a it's a it's a reputation that corruption runs wild that it's the wild wild west even though its Illinois in the Midwest and that are you that is you know more so maybe than any other state in the country it has a bad reputation so the fact that the president would decide on robin we'll go live H. to be one of the people pardon I I think is a prize is a lot of people now to give you the details basically rob all I get is it is a formula governor sort of forty eight was serving a fourteen year presents for federal charges that uses powers as governor to extract campaign money and other favors for potential contenders for the Illinois Senate seat that was left open by president Obama when when he be actually took office now troubles previously asserted that but boy that should Democrat who appeared as a guest on the president's program he's not slip your prince was treated very very unfairly there's a there's a running theme here with president trump is it's when when he discusses the reasoning behind these pardons it always is these people around you know these people have suffered these people are you know they're getting railroaded they've been wronged as people at by the way the convicted felons okay this isn't it a pity party for people that are you know serving hard time for crimes a day they had been convicted of committing all right so you've got blue eyes itch you also have obviously high profile a person in Bernard Kerik he's the former police commissioner in New York a lot of this remember him as a really one of the prominent people along with governor jewelery she's the mayor Giuliani in New York City during nine eleven he was the New York City police commissioner who was very lauded for his response the nine eleven attacks rightly so in my opinion apparently but unfortunately for him he was sent to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of tax fraud and lying to White House officials while being interviewed to head the department of homeland security he served three years in federal prison before his release in two thousand thirteen there's also another I'm not a number of other prominent people that have been pardon we talk about Eduardo junior form on the same school forty Niners a lot of people in sports obviously no he is he was fined one million as part of the gambling fraud case in Louisiana like nineties you got Michael Milken a rope funny it's here talked about as the junk bond king pleaded guilty in nineteen ninety to several counts of securities in tax violations an announcement of his pardon the White House described him as one of America's greatest financiers and credit is work fighting prostate cancer I'm you also have our you'll free lawyer he's a founder and chief executive officer ET understands that there's kind of a pattern going on here free learner will you know was the CEO of an Arlington Virginia based software company pleaded guilty in two thousand fourteen serve two months in prison for conspiring to hack into your computer system the two competitors yeah Paul Paul pope who is a the owner of a Texas construction company plead guilty and sense of three years in prison in two thousand ten for filing a false federal tax return and there's there's David survey Safavian Viet Safavian's give me and a I enjoy stand also who has been part enlisting was an author Dr a reality TV star served time in prison for her part in a stolen car ring and I so I don't I guess you would characterize Angela Stanton necessarily as a white collar criminal but does she is now a trump supporter advocate for criminal justice reform and the goddaughter of Martin Luther king junior's politically conservative niece L. B. two K. and she spoke also at the two thousand eighteen women for trump conference and frankly post pro trump messages or Twitter account so there is a there's kind of running pattern here when it comes to these Florio pardons that the president has decided to engage and the funny thing would be white collar crime for the most part right and criminals who have been convicted of crimes obviously nonviolent crimes they are not talking about you know serial rapist here not talking about mass murderers by any stretch but there is a there's kind of a running theme here as JT shop judges your lives to and I don't think I'm online G. by pointing this out that well it is very very it's very intriguing to say the least right that the president of the United States is decided to pardon these types of individuals in any of these individuals spend time in el Chapo cell in NC si I would suspect not I think that does want one of those the the person you're talking about I'm to my glove not is getting a raw deal on that with that situation six does not at least I don't I don't expect they did have to deal with that with with that type of
Trump grants clemency to 11 convicts, including Rod Blagojevich
"President trump goes on a clemency blitz president trump granted clemency to eleven people convicted of federal crimes pardoning seven of them and commuting the sentence of four others including former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich he was convicted of trying to sell president Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder yes we have commuted the sentence of rod he served eight years in jail W. BDM reporter Steve Miller fourteen year prison sentence was for corruption conviction including allegations he sold the U. S. Senate seat notoriously saying I've got this thing in its bleeping golden he was impeached removed from office in two thousand nine and twenty ten he was on celebrity apprentice where the star was Donald Trump himself in twenty twelve you went to federal prison on full partners were given the former junk bond king Michael Milken former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former San Francisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo
Los Angeles: Trump Pardons LA Billionaire Michael Milken: ‘He Suffered Greatly’
"President trump went on a pardoning spree on Tuesday for a WHO's who of individuals convicted of white collar crime. A total of eleven people were given commutations or pardons and this follows. How should we say troubling history of prior pardons from this White House including Joe Arpaio Scooter Libby and an Extra Sousa? There was no indication that he followed the typical Justice Department vetting process for these sorts of things but rather that he heard recommendations from a cast of characters including his personal lawyer and czar of corrupt overseas action. Talk about Rudy Giuliani. Perhaps the biggest name of the pardon bunch was Rod Blagojevich the former Democratic governor of Illinois. So get in. W T F. Yeah indeed I mean so. Blagojevich is a good place to start with all of this because it gives us an example a window into the kinds of people that were pardoned on Tuesday. Blagojevich solicited bribes for political appointments including for one Barack Obama's open Senate seat after he was elected president The selling of a Senate seat is not something that typically happens in America. He was impeached and removed from office and Blagojevich had completed eight years of a fourteen year term and trump commuted the arrested on Tuesday. We have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail. A long time and I watched his wife on television. I don't know him very well. I bet him a couple of times. He was on for a short while the apprentice years ago very nice. I don't know. Wow imagine thinking the apprentices like a good judge of character. It's not even a good show. Well okay. So presumably. The rest of the pardons were not all people featured at one time on the apprentice right so like who else got him. It would be incredible if they were Unfortunately they're not. There was Michael Milkin who is referred to as the quote Junk Bond King. He was accused of taking part in an insider trading scheme and pled guilty to several counts of securities violations. Now he had served twenty two months in prison and since he was released he has been funding medical research into cancer more recently. Ironically though when milken getting in trouble in the nineteen eighties one of the people pursuing charges against him was Giuliani. Who was then the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York how the turntables according to The New York Times One of the people that suggested this part into trump was Nelson peltz. He is a billionaire investor. Who held a ten million dollar fundraiser? For Trump's twenty twenty campaign this past weekend again. This is normally not how this would work recommendations pouring in from random personal or business acquaintances acquaintances at events for your reelection campaign. So I'm sensing a bit of a pattern here in terms of decision making. Yeah so the other two high profile ones here were for former New York City police. Commissioner Bernard B Kerik and a former owner of the San Francisco Forty niners Edward J debartolo. Junior someone's GonNa assume that these fellows they did all the similar things. Yeah basically. Yeah I mean carrick was found to have accepted a two hundred fifty thousand dollar quote unquote loan from an Israeli billionaire while he served as Interior Minister of Iraq. The issue there was that he didn't disclose it Carrick. Later pled guilty to eight felony tax and false statement charges now for deer Tolo. He actually never served a prison term but paid a million dollar fine after pleading guilty to concealing extortion attempt in Nineteen. Ninety Eight. Believe it had to do with a Casino Boat. Type situation. I would like to read a little bit more about it as well Interestingly as well for him DEBARTOLO was among the host of a pre inauguration. Party for trump in two thousand seventeen so to recap just these four examples. It was a long list of people who committed pretty major financial crimes and weren't necessarily the first people on top of mind for
Trump grants clemency to 11 convicts, including Rod Blagojevich
"President trump goes on a clemency blitz president trump granted clemency to eleven people convicted of federal crimes pardoning seven of them and commuting the sentence of four others including former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich he was convicted of trying to sell president Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder yes we have computers the sense of rod he served eight years in jail WBBM reporter Steve Miller fourteen year prison sentence was for corruption conviction including allegations he sold the U. S. Senate seat notoriously saying I've got this thing in its bleeping golden he was impeached removed from office in two thousand nine and twenty ten he was on celebrity apprentice where the star was Donald Trump himself in twenty twelve you went to federal prison full pardons were given the former junk bond king Michael Milken former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former San Francisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo junior I'm Jim
Trump announces pardons for several high-profile individuals
"The president granted clemency in a high profile individual cases including rod Blagojevich whose government on all I remember what got him was he tried to sell Barack Obama Senate seat when a bomb was elected president Michael Milken the junk bond king and Bernie Kerik who was the hero in September eleventh and then then fell to disgrace this grant of clemency to a slew of high profile individuals it came as a real shock let me remind you that Michael Milken who is charged with insider trading in the nineteen eighties and and by the way as as Nikki Maduro just pointed out of the pardon for any to borrow junior the former owner of the forty Niners I am he pled guilty two decades ago for failing to report a
Trump pardons junk bond king Michael Milken
"President trump pardoning nearly a dozen high profile convicted criminals including a man known as the junk bond king Michael Milken who pleaded guilty to violating US securities laws the president also commuting the sentence of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich yesterday years in jail is a long time to go many people disagree with this this is a Democrat he's not a Republican Google image was convicted of corruption accused of trying to sell former president Obama
"milken" Discussed on WTOP
"Announcing the commutation of the fourteen year sentence for the former Illinois governor he had been convicted of political corruption the president also pardoned the former owner of the San Francisco forty Niners Eddie DeBartolo junior as well as former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former financier Michael Milken among others CBS news chief White House correspondent major Garrett joined us earlier to talk about those pardons if the president sees someone speaking on your behalf and describing your case in some sort of way of describing plight or unfairness on fox principally a the president will notice and be remember and if there are others who get to the president through other means of communication principally by the telephone connected people either in football or industry the president will think long and hard and once he gets on the other side of an impeachment trial it certainly appears will do something about it I think it's safe to say the president had been thinking about the blue boy image pardon for a good long time he said so and others but did want to do anything in the run up to or the Senate deliberation of the impeachment and for those we talk about this a little bit last week who wondered if the president would feel emboldened anyway on the other side of impeachment I think this is another piece of evidence that he does Bernie Kerik and Michael Milken I would imagine that Donald Trump had lots of contact with them and in his New York days might have certainly Bernard Kerik and Mike Milken is someone who was well known in the high yield bond otherwise known as junk bond financing of the eighties and nineties that's certainly something that what attracted Donald trumps attention because sometimes some of his financing was enough not to jump on highly leveraged bonding session first casinos in Atlantic city so he would have known about all that and there are those I want to point this out in the sort of conservative free market world of economics who believe that much of what Michael Milken did was innovative and not criminal and that the SEC was out of line bring in the vast array of charges against him never the less he did plead guilty but the president looked at his philanthropic activities and said he was deserving of a pardon and we're going to **** if the president wants to talk about fighting corruption or being concerned about corruption we'll go if it seems to be a classic case of someone who was corrupted and acted corruptly and the president's commutation of his sentence has to stand in contrast with the president always said which corruption to bad thing this falls into a category where it was a bad thing he was sent to fourteen years the president by his own power shortened Roger stone is expected to be sentenced Thursday should we glean anything about the timing here well I think it's worth noting the president said today at joint base Andrews Roger stone has been treated very unfairly most of the announcements about these commutations or pardons said the same language keep that in mind CBS news chief White House correspondent major Garrett update on Ryan Newman who survived that serious crash at Daytona that's next.
Trump Grants Clemency to Blagojevich and others
"Work president trump has granted clemency to a number of convicted white collar criminals today including former Illinois governor rod with global glory of it correspondents armory with others on the list he also part in the former owner of the San Francisco forty Niners Eddie DeBartolo who was found guilty of attempting to conceal an extortion attempt and Michael Milken the nineteen eighties investment banker known as the junk bond king who is sought to wipe clean his securities fraud conviction for
Trump pardons ex-'junk bond king' Milken, commutes Blagojevich sentence
"President trump is granting executive clemency to several high profile people convicted of crimes such as bribery and insider trading he's decided to fully pardon junk bond king Michael Milken and trump's commuting former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is prison sentence allowing him to walk free at least four years earlier than expected and peers Asia Roscoe has more on that president trump says he commuted the sentence a former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich because he felt he had spent enough time in prison look what you've it's has been behind bars since twenty twelve after he was convicted on corruption charges related to his attempts to sell the Senate seat of then president Barack Obama also pardoned former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former NFL owner Edward DeBartolo junior you know often times pretty much all the time I really realized the recommendations of people that them other public figures pardon by trump in the past include former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and conservative commentator Dinesh d'souza ice Roscoe NPR news
Trump goes on clemency and pardon blitz
"There's former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich with served eight years of a fourteen year prison term for political corruption that was a tremendously powerful ridiculous sentence in my opinion former New York police commissioner who served time for tax fraud and lying to the White House in a financier who broke federal securities laws we have Bertie care we have Mike Milken and except for Cisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo junior who was involved in a gambling scandal Jerry rice was on the Superbowl teams DeBartolo help to build a and it was here when the pardon was announced today is a great day bye soccer mad Connie at the White House
Rod Blagojevich: Trump just freed a jailed Democrat
"President trump has commuter the number of sentences involving rich and powerful individuals among those the sentence of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich who was convicted of trying to sell a Senate seat like a very nice person don't know about the survey years in jail is a long time to go many people disagree with the sentence is a Democrat he's not a Republican troubles who commuted sentences for financier Michael Milken former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former owner of the forty Niners Eddie
"milken" Discussed on Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton
"You angry and fearful, right? So you know, it's not just that the humans are sharing this. This fake news so much which is which is true. But the algorithm is serving it up. Right. I mean, you don't see everything that's posted on Facebook. You see what they all of them decides to show you and the algorithm is showing you the stuff that engages you the most then because the algorithm knows so much about you has so much data on you and data on people who are like you in knows what you're likely to click on and respond to and you know, so that's serving their business model. I don't think Facebook wants this particular bit of fake news to be served up. But it's not going to go ahead and change its whole algorithms and his business model to stop it. Whereas if it had some competition, maybe there'd be another social media platform that says, you know, actually, we are awkward them prioritizes news that is. We know is. Well, researched and has some certain credentials associated with it. You know, there's other ways you could be prioritizing. What content is served up to people? Go ahead. Well, when was when the first time, I met you actually it was at the Milken institute. It was at a conference in you were on a panel. And the current assistant attorney general was there Macondo wrote del rom, and he he seemed like he was just like whatever these things these companies don't need regulation with all of the companies were Google apple Amazon all of them, and we'll get to all those, of course, in this conversation. But if you were in charge, would you apply some sort of antitrust rules to these companies? Yes. Yes. So why is it not happening? Then is it just be is it a my missing something, you know, this. There's this crazy district between common sense and real people and the NFL establishment. You know, the antitrust establishment has become so mired in these technocratic details that really have made antitrust nearly useless because of this emphasis on these economic effects like if you don't have a price a factor, you can't show reduction in output than under the current case law. It's really hard to bring a case. And so many people have accepted that this is the state of affairs, and that this is the way it is. And that is not going to change it doesn't even need to. And that's largely because it's something that's been driven by corporate defendants and well-paid, lawyers and economists and they've largely been driving the narrative, and there's like a select group of kind of people like me. Maybe there's like twenty of us. Who think they're really needs to be some major changes and antitrust is missing the Mark. And it needs to go back to its historic roots, which was combating concentrated power and both economic and political power. And so the so what you're saying essentially is that the antitrust rules that exist day were not built or not built for a company like Facebook or Amazon they were built for for completely different entities, and that the laws actually need to change. Well, so the actual laws themselves like the is the Sherman act is the main one that deals with conduct of antitrust. By does that deals with antitrust conduct that there's a Clayton act that deals with mergers? The Sherman address pass in eighteen ninety and it was passed in the face of huge companies like standard oil. Right. So actually is intended for that purpose. What's happened was starting in the nineteen sixties? There was a she. Chicago school of economics at took over an and got a lot of success in the courts to create these standards that really made economics and efficiencies be the number one priority. And so now, there's a lot of legal precedent case law that has developed and makes it hard for enforcers to enforce the actual antitrust statutes, but an address statutes are fine. They are designed exactly for this. I mean, maybe they didn't see that. It was going to be the internet at the time, but they're designed to combat huge corporations that have too much power. So speaking of Utica originals of too much power the one that everyone always points to is Amazon and the part for me about Amazon that I find so distressing is not necessarily how big it is. But how big it is is going to continue to get. I mean, Jeff Bezos is worth it depending on the hour of the day..
"milken" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"He would have said that movie Brad, Pitt wouldn't have overreacted. Oh, man. So I saw that. However, I missed SNL is pretty good. I thought it was the funniest one so far far this season season. Yes, there's only been two great. Out of all the three this one is the best. So far this season. Interests says Myers was the was the host, and we have a little bit of his monologue here. He is joking about writing a joke. Four Kanye west one time, he was the musical guest. But we heard he wanted to do a sketch. So we pitched him sketch wherein he would interrupt different award show speeches saying the and made a mistake, and he should have won. And kinda said that's hilarious because I do that. Self awareness. So we did this catch. And we had kind interrupt the kids choice awards the Nobel prize the state fair because he was upset his pumpkin didn't win fantastic. A great experience. But here's the thing. Here's the reason. I will never be surprised by Kanye west that sketch was in two thousand seven and he interrupted Taylor swift in two thousand nine. I was telling you that story you thought it was based on him, interrupting Taylor. That hadn't happened yet. Isn't that crazy is that was a very compelling story? Milken Kanye west. They didn't they open wiscon-. Yay too. Yeah. Yeah. He was at least very close to the monologue meeting with the president. Man, but we will skip that one just because it gets a little questionable. There was another sketch with Seth Meyers is a funny guy. He's very funny, and he's very under rated is under rated under. I mean I've utilized. I'd be lying. If I said the Ryan, and I have not both fallen asleep to the comedic stylings of Seth Meyers. Four. That's very true down and dirty flip that on. And he does his closer look. Yeah. And then go off, and as he starts the show at his desk. Now, maybe he's been no never never seen him any other. It's essentially. Yeah. Weekend update. But in a late night. Yeah. Yeah. He just seems like a nice guy. Right. Yeah. Well, he played a character on where he was being asked questions from the audience. This is kind of a funny bit. It's about a mock about it. He was a director of a movie, and then a bunch of idiots from the audience were asking him questions and very funny. Yeah. Hi, I have a question any reason the father was played by a man. I guess because the character was a father, and I noticed you're also not a woman interesting..
"milken" Discussed on 710 WOR
"University Milken institute school of public health and five institutions in Puerto Rico, including the Puerto Rican bureau forensic scientists this George Washington University report was released at the end of August, and it cut the four thousand six hundred and forty five of the Harvard study down to two thousand nine hundred seventy five which is a figure well above President Trump team. But this was an estimated gathered date on Puerto Rico's normal metality, right extrapolated. So you when I have a choice, we accept the Trump figure eighteen s or we accept figures based on months of meticulous research done by experts at Harvard. George Washington University. And in Puerto Rico figures that as you say find what's happening in the aftermath sometimes many weeks or months after the event itself just got to tell you Howard. I've never seen such bantering in all my life since this campaign since he was elected. I mean, it's truly unbelievable by the way, folks. Just so everybody knows people who lived in Puerto Rico are US citizens Howard. Thank you for that. And keep in touch at least one person killed thirteen injured in Massachusetts. After a bizarre series of gas explosions tore through several communities outside of Boston. At least thirteen patients were taken to a hospital as a result of the gas. Fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes and those communities north of Boston gas service was shut down by the company to roughly eight thousand customers US in Cuban officials. And at the State Department to discuss the very mysterious health problems that affected more than two dozen American embassy personnel situation that led to a reduction in staffing up the Havana mission and a chill and ties between the two nations at least twenty-six Americans have been affected by a very mysterious illness at the US embassy in Cuba would symptoms that included. Hearing loss tonight is ringing in the years vertigo, headaches fatigue and a pattern consistent with mild. Traumatic brain injury, seven, Google employees. Have reportedly quit their jobs over the lack of accountability and transparency at the search giant over its controversial China search engine effort code named project. Dragonfly General Motors, recalling one point two million pickup, trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering. Not good. The recall covers certain. Two thousand fifteen Chevrolet GMC and Cadillac pickup, trucks and SUV's and includes about one hundred and two million vehicles in the United States. If you have a moment look at the crescent moon passing by Jupiter tonight. It is simply gorgeous. What else is up there passing in the skies? Let's check in with Peter Davenport from the national you of our reporting center, I Peter good evening, George, and apparently there's a lot going up going on up there because it's been an exciting week, and I'm very pleased to be able to share about six or seven reports with our audience tonight. I one comes from my area of the planet up near Spokane Washington gentleman called last Sunday, various shoot, very eloquent guy. Very sharp a university student I presume he reported that he was looking out his north facing window over Spokane just about a mile south of. Interstate ninety and he saw what he describes as a reddish Brown. Rectangular disc shaped object streak across the morning sky. And as it was moving from his right to left that is from east to west it's suddenly just abruptly dropped and descended very suddenly and kept going to the west that's closed airspace. That's where aircraft approach Geiger field, Spokane international airport. So that objects should not have been there. Twelve hours later gentleman off the east coast of South Carolina and Georgia reports that. At about twelve AM just after midnight. He saw a white light suddenly appear in the western sky from is location, and it turned distinctly orange, and then blew up into a cascade of of orange lights falling down to the ocean. Sounds like it might be military ordinance. But he's. Goes on to report that it continued to drift to the west in formation. Very interesting citing unfortunately elects to remain anonymous. So I'm not going to be able to contact him and get more facts on that one extra one comes from down near your area, south L, Monte, California gentlemen on the eleventh Tuesday of this week seven fifteen pm was standing outside again looking to the north. And he saw an object that at first he thought was a meteor suddenly that meteor. Just stopped in mid air. And he could it was now close enough to him that he could hear a screeching describes it as a screeching electric sound and he called his wife out immediately. She looked at it. And while they're looking at it, it changes, its course and starts moving to the northeast. Very interesting report. This morning Augusta. Maine a gentleman was driving to the north towards Augusta. The capital of Maine and he saw a blue green disc shaped object, just drop out of the sky last item. I'd like to mention is this strange closure of an observatory down in southeastern Arizona near the city of Hilo. Arizona. FBI was involved. Nobody's talking. Not. Even the news media can get any kind of information about it. I'm gonna try to get some more. And I'll report on it next week super, Peter. Thank you so much Peter Davenport from the national UFO reporting center up next by silly and running how mushrooms can help save the world, Paul standards joins us next on coast to coast AM..
"milken" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"University Milken institute school of public health and five institutions in Puerto Rico, including the Puerto Rican bureau forensic scientists this George Washington University report was released at the end of August, and it cut the four thousand six hundred and forty five of the Harvard study down to two thousand nine hundred seventy five which is figure well above President Trump team, but this was an estimate gather data on Puerto Rico's normal metality, right then extrapolated, so you when I have a choice, we accept the Trump figure eighteen s or we accept figures based on months of meticulous research done by experts at Harvard. George Washington University. And in Puerto Rico figures that as you say find what's happening in the aftermath sometimes many weeks or months after the event, it's I just gotta tell you Howard. I've never seen such bantering in all my life since this campaign since he was elected. I mean, it's truly unbelievable by the way, folks. Just so everybody knows people who live in Puerto Rico are US citizens Howard. Thank you for that. And keep in touch at least one person killed thirteen injured in Massachusetts. After a bizarre series of gas explosions tore through several communities outside of Boston. At least thirteen patients were taken to a hospital as a result of the gas. Fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes and those communities north of Boston gas service was shut down by the company to roughly eight thousand customers u s and Cuban officials. And at the State Department to discuss the very mysterious health problems that affected more than two dozen American embassy personnel situation that led to a reduction in staffing the Havana mission and a chill in ties between the two nations at least twenty-six Americans have been affected by a very mysterious illness at the US embassy in Cuba would symptoms that included. Hearing loss tonight is ringing in the years vertigo, headaches fatigue and a pattern consistent with mild. Traumatic brain injury, seven, Google employees. Have reportedly quit their jobs over the lack of accountability and transparency at the search giant over its controversial. China's search engine effort code named project. Dragonfly General Motors, recalling one point two million pickup, trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering. Not good. The recall covers certain. Two thousand fifteen Chevrolet GMC and Cadillac pickup, trucks and SUV's and includes about one hundred and two million vehicles in the United States. If you have a moment look at the crescent moon passing by Jupiter tonight. It is simply gorgeous. What else is up there passing in the skies? Let's check in with Peter Davenport from the national you of our reporting center, I Peter George, and apparently there's a lot going up going on up there because it's been an exciting week, and I'm very pleased to be able to share about six or seven reports with our audience tonight. I one comes from my area of the planet up near Spokane Washington. The gentleman called last Sunday, various shoot, very eloquent guy. Very sharp a university student, I presume it reported that he was looking out as north facing window over Spokane just about a mile south of inter. Interstate ninety and he saw what he describes as a reddish Brown. Rectangular disc shaped object streak across the morning sky. And as it was moving from his right to left that is from east to west it's suddenly just abruptly dropped and descended very suddenly and kept going to the west that's closed airspace. That's where aircraft approach Geiger field, Spokane international airport. So that objects should not have been there. Twelve hours later gentleman off the east coast of South Carolina and Georgia reports that. At about twelve AM just after midnight. He saw a white light suddenly appear in the western sky from is location, and it turned distinctly orange, and then blew up into a cascade of of orange lights falling down to the ocean. Sounds like it might be military ordinance. But he's goes on to report that it continued to drift to the west in formation. Very interesting citing unfortunately, Alexa, remain anonymous. So I'm not going to be able to contact him and get more facts on that one next one comes from down near your area, south L, Monte, California gentlemen on the eleventh Tuesday of this week seven fifteen pm was standing outside again looking to the north. And he saw an object that it. I he thought was a meteor suddenly that meteor just stopped in mid air. And he could it was now close enough to him that he could hear a screeching describes it as a screeching electric sound and he called his wife out immediately. She looked at it. And while they're looking at it, it changes, its course and starts moving to the northeast. Very interesting report. This morning Augusta. Maine gentlemen was driving to the north towards Augusta. The capital of Maine and he saw a blue green disc shaped object, just drop out of the sky last item. I'd like to mention is this strange closure of an observatory down in southeastern Arizona near the city of Hilo. Arizona FBI was involved. Nobody's talking. Not. Even the news media can get any kind of information about it. I'm going to try to get some more. And I'll report on it next week super, Peter. Thank you so much Peter Davenport from the national UFO reporting center up next by silly and running how mushrooms can help save the world, Paul stem joins us next on coast to coast AM. There are lots of warnings. You don't wanna miss like a sign leading? You know, there's a bridge out ahead or a lifeguard announcing there's a shark in the water, but in the digital world there are maybe no warning when it comes.
"milken" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"University Milken institute school of public health and five institutions in Puerto Rico, including the Puerto Rican bureau forensic scientists this George Washington University report was released at the end of August, and it cut the four thousand six hundred and forty five of the Harvard study down to two thousand nine hundred seventy five which is they figure well of President Trump team. But this too was an estimated gathered data on Puerto Rico's normal metality, right and extrapolated. So you when I have a choice, we accept the Trump figure eighteen s or we accept figures based on months of meticulous research done by experts at Harvard. George Washington University. And in Puerto Rico figures that as you say find what's happening in the aftermath sometimes many weeks or months after the event, it's just got to tell you Howard. I've never seen such battering in all my life since this campaign since he was elected. I mean, it's truly unbelievable by the way, folks. Just so everybody knows people who live in Puerto Rico are US citizens Howard. Thank you for that. And keep in touch at least one person killed thirteen injured in Massachusetts. After a bizarre series of gas explosions tore through several communities outside of Boston. At least thirteen patients were taken to a hospital as a result of the gas. Fires triggered by a problem. With a gas line that feeds homes in those communities north of Boston gas service was shut down by the company to roughly eight thousand customers US in Cuban officials. And at the State Department to discuss the very mysterious health problems that affected more than two dozen American embassy personnel situation that led to a reduction in staffing at the Havana mission and a chill in ties between the two nations at least twenty-six Americans have been affected by a very mysterious illness at the US embassy in Cuba would symptoms that included. Hearing loss tonight is ringing in the years vertigo, headaches fatigue and a pattern consistent with mild. Traumatic brain injury, seven, Google employees. Have reportedly quit their jobs over the lack of accountability and transparency at the search giant over its controversial. China's search engine effort code named project. Dragonfly General Motors, recalling one point two million pickup, trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering. Not good. The recall covers certain. Two thousand fifteen Chevrolet GMC and Cadillac pickup, trucks and SUV's and includes about one hundred and two million vehicles in the United States. If you have a moment look at the crescent moon passing by Jupiter tonight. It is simply gorgeous. What else is up there passing in the skies? Let's check in with Peter Davenport from the national you of our reporting center, I Peter George, and apparently there's a lot going up going on up there because it's been an exciting week, and I'm very pleased to be able to share about six or seven reports with our audience tonight. I one comes from my area of the planet up near Spokane Washington, the gentleman called last Sunday, various shoot, very eloquent guy. Very sharp a university student I presume he reported that he was looking out as north facing window over Spokane just about a mile south of. Interstate ninety and he saw what he describes as a reddish Brown. Rectangular disc shaped object streak across the morning sky. And as it was moving from his right to left that is from east to west it's suddenly just abruptly dropped and descended very suddenly and kept going to the west that's closed airspace. That's where aircraft approach Geiger field, Spokane international airport. So that objects should not have been there. Twelve hours later gentleman off the east coast of South Carolina and Georgia reports that. At about twelve AM just after midnight. He saw a white light suddenly appear in the western sky from is location, and it turned distinctly orange, and then blew up into a cascade of of orange lights falling down to the ocean. Sounds like it might be military ordinance. But he's goes on to report that it continued to drift to the west in formation. Very interesting citing unfortunately elects to remain anonymous. So I'm not going to be able to contact him and get more facts on that one next one comes from down near your area, south L, Monte, California gentlemen on the eleventh Tuesday of this week seven fifteen pm was standing outside again looking to the north. And he saw an object that it. I he thought was a meteor suddenly that meteor just stopped in mid air. And he could it was now close enough to him that he could hear a screeching describes it as a screeching electric sound and he called his wife out immediately. She looked at it. And while they're looking at it, it changes, its course and starts moving to the northeast. Very interesting report. This morning Augusta. Maine a gentleman was driving to the north towards Augusta. The capital of Maine and he saw a blue green disc shaped object, just drop out of the sky last item. I'd like to mention is this strange closure of an observatory down in southeastern Arizona near the city of Hilo. Arizona FBI was involved. Nobody's talking. Not. Even the news media can get any kind of information about it. I'm going to try to get some more. And I'll report on it next week super, Peter. Thank you so much Peter Davenport from the national UFO reporting center up next by silly running. How mushrooms can help save the world? Paul Stamford's joins us next on coast to coast AM. There are lots of warnings. You don't wanna miss like a sign leading? You know, there's a bridge out ahead or a lifeguard announcing there's a shark in the water, but in the digital world there or maybe no warning when it comes.
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"Dot com quick on the middle east markets finish the trading day yes say let's see how we opened up today us futures are indicated slightly better bid this shape things dubai rosa money held by ema strong earnings on an email developments left the market a little bit higher in abu dhabi to dowell the banks give support but it was saudi industrial investment group that dropped the most and then of course start at the bottom the number one destination for negatives whereas who has over the past twenty four hours you are just seen egypt hit by a global telecom continuing its done would stop those the markets let's get back to what's happening with the fed because the fomc they're beginning their two day policy meeting later with the decision due to be announced on wednesday officials they're expected to stay on hold they're gonna hold the line on those rates data out yesterday showed that after spending much of the past six years below target the central banks preferred measure of inflation rose to two percent in march without a mind pimco ceo many roman says that the company is scaling back risk amid raising interest rate environment he spoke to bloomberg's editor in chief john macos wait at the milken institute conference in beverly hills i think we had a good three years so knife epicenter for fun above the benchmark and clients have been happy with performance and giving us more money and i think we're cautious right now and we all would using risk will you to use a bass boat and energy that i know nothing about we're trying to hit single not home run i think there's a crooked one that may also apply and we are trying to stay on course and make sure that we look tall risk and do a good job given the fact that there's not a lot we can do about the interest rate environment and so we may have a shorter duration portfolio if we think that rates are going up and we'll try to have navigate the best weekend difficult markets a little bit down in the first quarter i know you were of the benchmark index but you down because the market is tough i think i think we'll we'll studied a course and you know we had we had a reputable raising rates in the.
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"Quick check in the middle east markets finish the trading day yes let's see how we open up today us futures are indicated slightly better bid this this shape things dubai rosa money held by ema strong earnings on an mr developments left the market a little bit higher in abu dhabi and the dow will the banks give support but it was saudi industrial investment group that dropped the most and then of course start at the bottom the number one destination for negatives whereas who has you over the past twenty four hours you are just seen egypt hippie at global telecom continuing its done would stop those the markets let's get back to what's happening with the fed because the fomc they're beginning their two day policy meeting later with the decision due to be announced on wednesday officials they're expected to stay on hold they're going to hold the line on those rates data out yesterday showed that after spending much of the past six years below target the central banks preferred measure of inflation rose to two percent in march without a mind pimco ceo many roman says that the company escaping back risk amid raising interest rate environment he spoke to bloomberg's editor in chief john mcafee wait at the milken institute conference in beverly hills i think we agree three years so i'm above the benchmark and clients have been happy with performance and if giving us more money and i think we're cautious right now and we all using risk to use a baseball and energy that i know nothing about we're trying to hit single not run i think is a cricketer one that may also apply and we are trying to stay on course and make sure that we look toll risk and do a good job given the fact that there's not a lot we can do about the interest rate environment and so we may have shorter duration portfolio if we think that we're going up and we'll try to have navigate the best weekend difficult markets you a little bit down in the first quarter i know you were of the benchmark index down because the market is tough.
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"All of the group only had one win total this had to be the greatest collective season by a group of rookies in nascar history yeah when yet up all the stats by earnhardt milken lobotomy and gant you get a win six polls eighteen top five and in stonning fifty five top ten finishes of course earnhardt would go on to a hall of fame career that included seventy six wins and seven championships in the cup series in fact earnhardt's first championship came in nineteen eighty and he is to this day still the only driver to win a championship in his second season on the circuit he would also become the intimidator which meant he was the most feared object in any drivers mirror in the more than twenty five years he raced in the top level of nascar levine to go onto a hall of fame career that included twenty wins and two championships all they say you have to be aggressive to get the job done as a race car driver la bonnie the iceman would drive with such an unshakable calm demeanor throughout his career and he proved you could win without being controversial although handsome harry gant didn't go fulltime cup series racing until he was nearly forty years old he became a mainstay in the series for sixteen years scoring eighteen wins along the way that leaves joe milken honestly millions career isn't a 'nigma after working his way for mowing the grass of richard petty shop as a kid milliken have made it to the pentacle of the sport as a driver any hadn't extremely successful rookie season however after nine races nine hundred eighty lg wits race team folded and this milken bouncing looking for a stable ride milken couldn't find that and by nineteen eightyfour he knew his career was over and twenty fifteen milliken told the courier tribune quote i had run about three hundred miles of that fall rockingham race.
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"Up him william lee there it is of the milken institute as well futures negative seven dow futures negative fiftyone unsure into the market is would put it to fox what do you see in new york no they're not people want to know what i'm doing and i think there's unfortunately evidence and instagram i darken the door of the lounge of the hay adams hotel last night and it was wonderful to see so many people there that listen every day to us a ninety nine point one fm washington and so on standard they're surrounded by a great team pimm fox and who walks up but the owner of half a venezuelan distressed oh it was great to talk to you dr in his tesla he was not driving his tesla but he like everybody else building and others is in washington because this is where these issues get discussed and it was wonderful to see mr hume's and to speak to him and get an update frankly on venezuela's seriously distressed debt well let me tell you what's going on in futures right now just to give you an update before markets open dow futures down fifty three s and p futures lower by six nasdaq futures down eighteen indicating a mildly lower open on today and let me just tell you about the bond market a little bit of a sell off particularly at the long end the thirty year bond down eighteen thirty seconds for a yield of three point nine percent you're listening to bloomberg surveillance this is bloomberg now let's find out what's going on in the world we go to mr michael barr mr bar tom thank you very much president donald trump says he could still pull out of what would be a historic summit with north korean leader kim jong hoon if he decides it will not produce results yet trump also sounded optimistic that a summit would provide worthwhile moments the united nations security council met to discuss the poisoning in the uk a former russian spy sergei script powell at the security council meeting permanent representative of the uk to the united nations cameron pierce said the report supports london's conclusion that moscow is the culprit as on investigation has found an abc w has verified the highest concentrations if the agent with found on.
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"T s s p 500 index up eleven of twenty four sixty nine that is a gain of five tenths of one percent the dow up thirty seven up twotenths of 1 percent nasdaq up fifty one up eight tenths of one percent 10year yield two point one three eight percent gold of 960 the ounce up seventenths of 1 percent crude oil up three point two percent to forty seven 44 barrel and gasoline a major stories surging ten point three percent i'm charlie pellett that's a bloomberg business flash thank you charlie michael milk milk in once nick name the junk bond king was one of the most powerful figures in wall street history to go to prison milken was indicted for racketeering and securities fraud in 1989 in an insider trading investigation but he pleaded guilty to securities fraud in served only twenty two months out of a 10year prison sentence milken is now known for his philanthropic efforts after prison including an annual conference of the milken institute where treasury secretary steve mnuchin spoke earlier this year this week wealth management executive david johnson sent a letter to president trump asking him to pardon milken johnson writes that milk and did not commit a crime and then he was prosecuted only because our society went through a period of class envy run amok here's johnson making a case on bloomberg tv i don't with anybody would say they broke the law who's actually studied the subject thoroughly that could easily quantify what laws he broke i don't really believe that the judge even knew what law as he exactly broke milken ended up pleading guilty when they extorted averaged his brother's arrest against him when he knew that they were going to go after his brother that's what michael milken ended up pleading guilty i guess our peter heading a professor at wayne state university law school and robert hockett professor at cornell university law school peter what's unusual is that bonn since threepage letter is not about milkins philanthropy but an argument that his quote alleged crime is to this day a total mystery you know the case you know the law was their crime well i could go that i was happy if he he and the late 1980's in the enforcement division outdo i didn't work on the milk and k um uh what they're climate well good plead guilty now that claimed that he.