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Fresh update on "msnbc" discussed on Chicks On the Right
"Your man with the Chicks. A Zoe mentioned there is, of course, well noticed, there's been a massive, hyper focus. On racial issues ever since George Floyd's death, and there's a video that I saw the other day. This was originally on Tic Tac, and there's this Black guy was talking about his own experience with what the world has been like for him as a result of this incredible, hyper focus on race, and it was a really compelling 60 seconds. He's actually you'll hear the beginning where he's like I agree with this. He's actually responding to a comment. That someone made on an earlier video of hiss, saying that they believe racism that there are Racists systemically racist structures in our society, and he was responding to that to say that he agrees somewhat, but there's been There's been this result of all of this focus that he has experienced personally and it's his perspective. We don't hear nearly enough. So take a listen to this. We all agree with that. I agree with a look at his different 100% and guess what? Let's say three months ago. Man. It was damn near invisible to me. Damn near invisible to me. And now I work for a lot of white people hire me. I'm in their house. I'm remodeling the house. And now there's no difference because it like man. Where does this guy staying? Like his humanity? Does he think I'm a racist? So now I'm looked at way more in a different light before he was like, Hey, we're homies. We're moving in. It was like like I need to watch Must of like, Are we cool? Are we not cool? We have created more problems in the last few months, and we have solved not even a close number. Not even a close number. So if we're really fighting to find a quality, yet we're fighting and creating segregation like I've never seen in my personal life time. Are we just that dumb or do we really think we're getting some? I respect you. I just get I'm not disrespect. I just get excited. We are done. We are all done because this is this has made everything so much work that well, It's not made it better for none of us are better with all this. I mean, none of us and I look at my 10 year old and I think about the world she's going to live in. Yeah, she's Yeah, she's white. I get it. I know she's white, but I always thought to myself. I don't want her to be raised in an environment where she sees race and and and I know it wasn't your fragile on Yuri that Buck. No, because now with all this going on, she sees it and it's because and she see and she's going to be hyper aware of it. Why? What it is like that? I said it used to be invisible to you. And now there's this built intention. Everyone is suspicious of everybody else. There's everybody's on and we're going to have a generation of kids who are now hyper aware of it because of this And I hate that for this generation. I hate it. And I mean this. This is like it seems to me It's like the exact opposite of what we wanted to go. You're damn right and what's so what? How is this helped? How is all of this fighting in the rioting in the looting and the violence? How is it helped calls to defund the police? Everything is worse. Everything's worth I just It's amazing to me that and that's just a perspective. I think that doesn't get hurt enough that it's a black eye saying Can you all stop being so dung? Because we're always hearing about the You know the white parents in upper middle class neighborhoods they get to scream, the must write. They get to speak the most for black people. So it's nice to hear from a black person. Because I feel like they're though they're always the ones clutching their pearls. You know, speaking for everybody else and tell everybody how fragile they are. Shut parents also I know we're skipping around cause we're going to get to college football in the second, but could not. There was a moment that took place on what's Brian Stelter is channel is at MSNBC. I CNN totally matched the cellar. The some guy, the thumb man, Brian Stelter had a panel of people on his show. The other day, and they were talking about the evil right wing media and specifically talk radio. As a matter of fact, Yes, I thiss was Rich was having a conversation about just how awful How awful Right wing media is to Joe Biden Greatest thing ever, And Brian Stelter asks a question at the beginning of this clip that you're about to hear and that one of his idiotic guests answers the question that he asks. Is so utterly devoid of self awareness. This whole panel lacks basic self awareness. That's indicative of MSNBC and CNN, right? Yeah, actually and Tucker Carlson last night had put together a video montage of Brian Stelter of Don Lemon of Who There's some other ones, Right? Like the other. Rachel Maddow's Yeah, like that. Just a bunch of these leftist commentators on these other on CNN, Mon MSNBC, a doing exact Clea. What Brian Stelter is talking about to trump Take a listen to his question. Aaron, your view of this. You know, when you see entire media companies essentially exists to tear down Joe Biden is there an equivalent to that on the left tearing down Trump? There really isn't And you know what I would say it's It's really a diet of faces, type of information that a lot of the neighbors are getting a lot of the voters know and talk to Khun John. Right interview them. I do hear his question again, Cantor. But how does he ask this out loud, You know, and then and then go home and actually sleep in a bag. Like this. My God, do it again. Aaron, your view of this. You know, when you see entire media companies essentially exists to tear down Joe Biden. Is there an equivalent to that on the left? Yes. Entire pastry media is the equivalent. That is what you do. That is all. They thought this conversation and not lab. That's Yeah, really them So are not like explode like there has to be some sort of Like implosion that happened. What is happening? You guys, I promise you, You're not going crazy or shell Gas. Lis is totally gaslighting like happening in real life. This is happening. Listen day exists for the sole purpose of trying to destroy Donald Trump. This is what you've done for the past 3.5 years you eat so many examples of Tucker's showed last landing. He barely scratched the surface you every single day. He's like, I can't believe that there's a gym that there's one outlet that it feels like they need to rip on. Biden. Seriously. Oh, my God. Wow. Okay. You guys today, Perhaps. Or maybe tomorrow we should know what's happening with college football. So Trump was treating about this yesterday. Obviously, he's somebody that is supportive of the season happening and happening on time. Kayleigh Mcenany also reiterated that when she was asked about it, I don't think it's gonna happen. Work. I just don't So the last I heard is that the SEC which of course was the one holdout right? Like they? We were counting on, Um, Tennessee Strong and Tennessee's Tennessee released a statement saying We're in this We're in it. We're all in the S E. C. The last I heard is that they plan to delay the start of the season to the end of September, I think is the dumbest thing as what's the point? What is it? What is the point of a delay? Listen of the virus is going to be here. You can't do this is I don't understand people's thought processes..
Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies
"Us now is Robert Draper writer at large for the New York Times magazine. He's the author of several books including most recently to start a war how the Bush administration took America into Iraq Arbor draper has just published this landmark piece of reporting the Times magazine. It's called unwanted truth this inside trump's battles with US intelligence agencies among the scoops embedded here is news that. The. White House pressured the Director of National Intelligence to change and intelligence community conclusion that Russia wanted president trump reelected in two thousand, twenty, the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats said, no, he was then fired his successor signed off on the change, but he was then fired after one of his deputies briefed Congress that in fact, Russia is working to reelect president trump this year. Mr Draper I, thank you for this reporting for joining us here tonight to help us understand it. Thanks very much for your time. I've said a lot of words about the. Words that you have reported here and that you have printed. Let me just ask if I got anything wrong or if you think that I'm looking at anything the wrong way around. To actually think presences I did when issue two clarifications the I rooted in the most important is that I am not aware the Joe McGuire had anything to do with the alteration of the National Intelligence Estimate this all took place during his first couple of weeks on the job when his hands were very much full with Ukraine whistleblower incident as you correctly pointed at and so this really. Anthem it matter win the in I was approved on September the twenty six inch testifying on the hill all day long. So he wasn't able to cheer that meeting. So that's the first second thing is that You know they're a don't want the story to give anyone the impression that the intelligence community as a whole has been bent to the will of Donald Trump. There's still plenty of analysts in case officers who are doing very good work. The problem is that the people above them have been in the line of fire with the trump administration and had begun to water down such that the intelligence products do not have the integrity that they once did not mean saying black is why end up as down but they are saying things in a more equivocating fashion and we saw this most recently just out of this past Friday. On a no deny official release this election security report saying that for the first time did yes it did appear the Russia. Trump essentially the same breath saying that China in Iran. Favored Biden is if it were kind of a jump ball or something in that was working patient, you did not see before the trump presidency. I feel like I. Thank you for for those clarifications and for drilling down on those things in that way I feel like. When I read it, the beginning of your piece that Dan Coats was pressured to change the National Intelligence Estimate around Russia's intentions for the two thousand election and he said, no felt like, wow, that's that's really big news about Dan Coats to find out that that happened just before he was fired. Is itself a scoop. But then to find out that the National Intelligence Estimate. was in fact watered down in the way that the White House wanted under Joe McGuire. It it does seem like the sort of bending to the White House's will equivocating on things that aren't equivocal casting things in a way that doesn't you know is designed not to upset the president or put things in ways that he likes it does feel like it's not just pressure, but it's effective pressure that's actually working on the I say. Over sharing in. A. probably Rachel that the matter of. Russia in election security has been a sore subject since before trump's presidency and everyone knew I in the NFC in the West Wing and certainly in the intelligence community that to bring the very matter of Russia interfering in two thousand sixteen, it's likely interference patterns through the midterms and into twenty twenty an most of all that if they were trump would be to call into question the legitimacy of this presidency. That's how he would receive this and so because it was such an unpleasant thing as report out then chief definite Mulvaney and then national security advisor. John was a considerable lengths to to keep this completely off the agenda would get on the agenda for example, when it was a single in a seat meeting at relating to Russia in Election Security Pearson Nelson than the secretary of. Homeland Security didn't get five minutes into it before trump started interrupting her and asking questions about a wall along the Mexican border. So this has been a distasteful subject to him people around him have known that and they have adjusted themselves unfortunately accordingly.
Fresh update on "msnbc" discussed on Morning Drive with Casey and Elliot
"Is no sense of irony himself there. But yeah, that's that's the worldview. Frontal left inside. Aaron, please Ladies first and then Brian, Brian Ladies first and then Aaron, you after that classic, you know, there's no media organization. Get out there. They're just they're just says nasty things about Donald Trump. There's no media organization that says with exceptionally of Fox This's a very positive about the Trump administration. There really isn't You can't point to anything in the alphabet networks or the other cables. CNN's MSNBC's the major newspapers, all trash him, including our Very Own Baltimore Democrat Party newsletter. So So, really, it is. It's Democrat projection. It's the inverse really isn't and not that it's their job to say things positive, but it is their job to Report objectively. Ah, you know the news on they've not done that. I haven't done it a long time. Our colleague Sean, and he's going to book out. Live free or die. Hey, has said that 2008 was the year that journalism had died. But I think the death was actually unreported. Long before that. I think it actually started during the Reagan administration and just got progressively worse. And then Bush Gore in 2000 just killed it. So you know, we don't really have a healthy, vibrant press corps knowledge we have. We have reverted to the yellow Press, where If you want to see the world for one lens, your watch one particular Kamel, choose a news channel. If you want it through through a different lens, you watch a different channel, so there's no commonality of definition of concept. Even if there's no definition of what the reality is, You know, it's just amazing. That's right about that. But the Democrats are so confident it's so blatant in their agenda that you have. The speaker was on chicken noodle loses, he referred to them. The other day. Listen what she says about China and Joe Biden. But the Chinese that what? What they said is China would prefer Keio. But whether they do that's their conclusion that they would prefer Japan. China will prefer Joe Budden. Absolutely no reason. Why? Because he would be a puppet off Iike arms. He could be bought off. Ah, Heywood on any Ron Eso again, This president has stood upto the child comes Finally To the point Now that we're finally getting the best of a trade so much so that there are people who believe that the Chinese either intentionally or unintentionally unleash that virus on the world and they're still going to be held accountable for that. Of course, you know, the former vice president, speaking from his basement is not afraid to go after the sitting president of the United States, perhaps incoherently. But he still does his best. Continues to walk away, waved the white fly and just say open and then listen to the some quacks telling him that what we should be doing and you can no mask cause can't because covert 19. You know, the whole thing is, it's got to be more responsible. Okay, Here's the thing again. But it's you know the thing you know. Come on, man. You're a junkie. You must be thinking. This is classic man. Case said. Look, this is sad. This basically this is elder abuse quietness substantively making the argument that it is not. There is no factual predicated to question his mental capability. And in every American family. We see this dynamic where somebody loses contact. They become a little slower on the uptake. And it would be funnier. If America worked facing such serious challenges. We've got to beat this virus. Rhys, We've gotta confront China. We've got to get our economy moving again. Joe Biden's effort in politics here looks less like a presidential campaign and more like elder abuse. Right on wife is doing that. That's for sure. It's a 21 year on the morning drive with Casey and.
COVID-19 relief bill negotiations fall apart as lawmakers remain divided
"Congressional leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi met with the trump administration today for what we think was an eleventh round of face-to-face negotiations on another covid relief package for Americans who are out of work or otherwise up against it in the seventh full blown month of this pandemic Democrats offered to knock about a trillion dollars off of their relief bill, which should otherwise been pegged at three point four, trillion, the White House apparently said no to that offer. Many. The deadlines to replenish or extend the relief programs that Congress has passed in the past. Those have already come and gone deadline to continue paying the extra six hundred bucks and unemployment benefits that tens of millions of Americans have been relying on since they've been out of work that deadline came and went July thirty first. The deadline to extend the ban on people across the country that passed on July twenty fourth now as many as twelve million people or risk of losing their homes if they don't get help. Technically the paycheck protection program the Federal Loan Program to try to keep small businesses afloat. Technically, that program is still alive that program doesn't expire until tomorrow, but it does matter tomorrow. With all these federal leaf relief programs either collapsing on the verge of collapsing the trump administration is saying no to the Democrats compromise offer they've been making vague noises about the president trying to do some of these things by executive order the president talked about that tonight at his golf club in Bedminster but then quickly pivoted to spending the next half an hour remarks basically holding a very small campaign rally. Left unsaid at all was how he intends to muster the authority to try to do any of this single handedly since it's congress, not the president. That holds the power of the purse tick tock though in terms of how much Americans need relief right now, there's no end to this pandemic insight. The reason these things are expiring is because when they initially past people thought this would be over by now. It's nowhere near over Americans are suffering just as much as they were when these things were passed in the first place. How's this going to resolve? Joining us now is the Great James Clyburn South Carolina Congressman Chair of the House Select Committee Oversees Virus Relief Funds Congressman Clyburn. It's really nice to see you here. Tonight it's been too long since you've been here on the show I really appreciate you making time to be here. Thank you very much. Can you just give us your overview perspective on what you think is going to happen whether you think that these programs that so many Americans have been counting on will get extended what kind of lapse that will be looking at between those programs initially expiring and them getting re upped when ultimately some deal hopefully, it's worked out. I think we. WORKED OUT WE'LL be the tremendous amid of the week. Weekend. We will have. Some politicians tomorrow I think we're getting close to something happening. That will be beneficial to everybody. When the president talks about doing some of these things by executive order, I feel like I'm going back to my school house rock it's just I'm just a bill kind of basics about how the different branches of government work I mean the one thing the president doesn't have is the power of the purse when he says that he can do some of these things just by signing. An executive order when we're talking about, you know sending money to people weren't talking about an unemployment benefits boost when we're talking about changes around taxes that he's talking about, it doesn't seem to me that he has the power to do any of that as as president. But yet, the White House seems to think that that's a that's another way to get at the relief that's needed. The purchasing is saying that there is no congress, the acid deal with no people the he has to listen to He says these things up think as always throwing something up on the wall to see if it was. I think he knows better than this. The general owners that he issues have gone to court time and time again and they've been thrown back into his face as appointed time. I think he's get the message from the Courts as well. But keep working and we'll come to some agreement I. Wish that Mr McConnell or in the room so that we can get the legislative bodies together but he seems to have. Turned over to the White House, but we'll get something. You you sound confidence and that. Is booming to me because I feel like you're pretty clear eyed observer about what is capable what what Capitol Hill is capable of doing just ask what you would say to Americans right now who are really scared about not just the health aspects of this but the economic aspects of this I mean so many people that I know just in my personal life with their small business owners or whether they are employees of public or private entities. people are worried about whether or not the the economic. Blow that's been dealt to individual families into our country. Right now is something that we're going to recover from in the long run. How do you? How do you see that and? How do you think the government has done in terms of trying to fix some of these these wounds? People are worried and. Something, I'm worried. He got a really a pandemic, but then a pandemic here. When you really look at it they got a big healthcare crisis. They got an economic crisis, and as we focused on trying to do something about the economic crisis, the fact of the matter which are not yet it saw without solving this healthcare crisis. So it's a double whammy here. We have to try to operate knowing full well that you cannot operate within the silo here
Fresh update on "msnbc" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Cylinder surrender mechanism. So there's $44 billion that FEMA has for the disaster Relief fund, and Trump is using that to get $300 plus 100 states will match it of extra unemployment benefit. So there is an argument here, You know, covert 19. It is a national emergency, so it falls under FEMA. But there's a power of the purse component of this year. Let's just let me be very clear. Obama what Obama did with his executive order and the media. All went along with it was far worse, far more egregious. And now we have to understand. We're gonna have a presidency where Democrats have certain powers and Republicans don't We've already started to see that with the doc. A ruling from the Supreme Court. Obama Khun say, under executive executive discretion, prosecutorial discretion. We're going to give people Dhaka and also give work permits. You people work permit just cause no act of Congress. But Trump can't say no, we're going to stop Daka. We're going to stop this plan that Obama did because of the it's capricious. He's on the administrative procedures. Actor saying it's Capri is a joke is a lawyer's trick that lives want something and they're going to get it. So that's the part of this. That's getting the most negative blowback, including open sash, all concern all conservative principle guy, right, Just give it time, folks. He's going to be AH, he's going to be an MSNBC contributor. Mark my words, Ben Sasse, MSNBC contributor. Give it some time. You know you have The Democrats here, understanding The real outrage for them is that Trump has Slipped out of the trap. You know that they thought they had trump cornered, and he's found a way around it because now what's Pelosi's option? Oh, we're going to take. We're gonna take Trump's executive order to court to stop people from getting unemployment benefits. Oh, we're we're one of the optics of that. How does dagger Fernet Nancy person Doesn't that doesn't look very good. Does it? Not liking it up? That's right. Good for Trump his executive orders of there I move. Democrats want toe. Put the country first. I want to take necessary action to protect people who are in a really bad spot right now. They could do it. It is not going to do it while holding hostages and making demands of Trump. Fraudsters. These days. They're trying to capitalize by sending messages through social media and e mails trying to get consumers to fall for a scam that uses cash app. The messages offer the would be victims free money, be the APP to help him through this difficult time. However, the link and the message is fraudulent and malicious and could steal money and personal information. Phishing emails are just one of the many ways cybercriminals Khun Try to take What's yours Simply click a bad link in an email, and it could give them access to your.
Ohio Gov. Tests Negative for COVID-19 Hours After Positive Result
"Governor Mike Dewine tested negative for corona virus just hours after another test registered a positive result raising concerns over the accuracy of Cova tess governor wine first tested positive yesterday morning. Using a rapid antigen tests with allows for results in minutes, but has been shown to be less accurate that test was part of the protocol for those greeting president trump on the tarmac airport in Cleveland Governor Dewine. Then returned to Columbus and took a second test. From Ohio, State University's Medical Center this time using a more standard procedure known as P., C. R. and results came back negative in the evening that second test which looks at these specific genetic material for the virus is known to be more sensitive and accurate, but more time intensive, and it requires sales to be processed in a lab. Wine sample was run twice and came back negative both times, Jonathan. Lemaire, you're on that trip your with the president right now, traveling this test was administered because governor dewine was going to greet president trump on the tarmac there in Ohio. What were the ripple effects of that News Air Force One? Good Morning I'm today in new. Jersey, don't be too jealous not far from the president's Bedminster Golf Club where he is spending a three day weekend, but you're right yesterday we landed here last late last night. From Ohio and perhaps not in the first line of my career obituary will note that I was in the room when the president said. But yeah. But more than that, it's the governor and that initially initial test. Shadowed the entire trip, the president spent the day at Ohio, which in itself, of course, was noteworthy state that he won handily in two thousand sixteen. But this time around did the polling shows about Joe. Biden shows you president trump diminished standing in this race that he has to spend time resource energy in states like Ohio. Yesterday, he was in. Texas, last week having to play defense and it was as we. We were about to take off from Washington on Air. Force One. When we got news, the governor had tested positive and he no longer will be able to be there on the tarmac when we landed. Of course, he wasn't there president was greeted in Cleveland by other other officials, other representatives I addressed briefly saying that he thought the governor would hopefully would be okay, but it goes to show you the entire. Centered around a speech. The president touted his economic policies He turned toward a whirlpool factory in Ohio, Tout American manufacturing in its rebirth under his watch although, of course. American. Manufacturing sector has really stalled by in the last year or two. But. He chose he can never outrun the virus everything was trying to yesterday and then included a fundraiser as well was shadowed by this, and then of course, last night after we landed here in New Jersey, we got second test proved negative, but it raises questions about the accuracy of these tests and includes those White House. If you remember Texas last week Congressman Gohmert was going to be on the Air Force One. He wasn't because he tested positive. Seems like subsequent tests indicate that as well. But this causes the question. Everyone comes into contact with the president that includes his. Medic officials on the road that includes reporters at the white. House before the one, I took that same test yesterday, the governor wanted in Ohio. We're all screen, and now this has been number of high profile. Cases, governor. But also staffers and reporters where there's been a false negative at first were a false positive. It calls into question just how accurate and safe. All these tests are for anyone including those traveling with commander in chief.
Fresh update on "msnbc" discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"When his government announced this weekend that he had received. Oh. Say let's call it eighty percent of the vote in this election. Protesters nevertheless flooded the streets. and. Lukashenko called out the troops against them. And we have seen disturbing scenes out of the streets of midst police truck driving at speed into protesters, the Internet being cut off in parts of the capital phone service being mostly cut off. The candidate who stood against him in this election Svetlana to sky she has now disappeared. The dictator look Shaneco says he is facing a revolution that's trying to overthrow him, and that's why all this force is necessary because he won allow himself to be overthrown. Lushenko may or may not be facing a revolution. Tonight or in the long run in Belarus. But what he is facing a country that apparently does not want him in power anymore in is willing to say so. In a country under authoritarian rule even when they hold elections, elections are not supposed to be for that purpose. They're not supposed to be a legitimate means by which people choose the future of their country and the authoritarian country under a thorough -tarian rule elections are just there as window dressing they're supposed to validate the rulers hold on power. In, Hong Kong security forces have now started arresting even very well known very well connected public figures including today arresting a media tycoon named Jimmy Lai. That China has apparently looked around the world and decided that this year twenty twenty is the perfect time to grind out any special freedoms that Hong Kong has enjoyed in years past despite a constitution that supposedly protects those freedoms. Under. The DRAKO. NIAN and far reaching new security law that China has imposed in Hong Kong. Security forces are now just straight up rating a major newspaper denouncing it as colluding with Foreign Powers Security services rated the paper searched the desks and computers of reporters seized and arrested the executive in charge of the paper. And why are they doing it because they can? Because they've been testing what they can get away with in terms of international opinion and they find that they're finding, they can do whatever they want. and. They've been arresting activists and demonstrators pro democracy politicians. They have banned a whole bunch of pro democracy politicians from competing from participating in the elections that Hong Kong was supposed to have this fall. But then after banning all the pro democracy politicians from participating in those elections, they then did away with any worries about what might happen that election anyway by cancelling that election altogether they said No. We're not going to do an election now we'll hold it next year instead maybe we'll see. Here at home. President Trump of course has recently threatened to delay the election this fall here in the US he does not have the power to delay the election, but he is raising that prospect. For a reason. His Attorney General William Bar is now publicly denouncing American protesters and demonstrators as Bolsheviks literally use the were Bolsheviks and and fascists and communists all at once anything else. Attorney General the Embar, of course, has recently overseeing the deployment federal agents against American. Protesters American streets this summer. With Corona Virus Infections. Now, topping five million in this country with a quarter of the world's cases in the United States. The hundred sixty, four, thousand Americans dead. With front pages like this one, this was the Sacramento Bee in California yesterday. You see those little dots hard to see what they all are. Each of those is a coffin pictorial representation of a coffin ten thousand coffins on the front page representing ten thousand Californians dead from covert already and counting. With school reopening efforts going bust all over the country. Simply because the spread of the virus is not under control and schools cannot safely open until the spread of the virus is under control. With realistic expectation prospects remaining bleak. Again, because the spread of the virus is not under control in that on not only affects schools that affects work and travel and everything with unemployment still above ten percent, the highest level since the Great Depression with the positivity rate in terms of test results in Mississippi up near twenty one percent as of now, this far into it, which is astonishing with Texas is positivity rate above nine, thousand, nine, hundred percent today. Even though it seems like maybe taxes getting better there for Awhile Texas is positively raise over nineteen percent right now. For contrast. New York is well under one percent now. With current polls, even with many grains of salt about falling right with current poll showing the president losing to Democratic challenger Joe Biden in nearly every swing state in the country with with all of that. And with what we have come to learn about this president and what he is. Not, only interested in doing but what he is able to do to the government when he puts his mind to it, there are now real worries about the means by which he's going to try to hold onto power in less than ninety days when the election happens in the lead up to that election during that election after. Here, for example, is a recent At a political ad against the president is from priorities USA. WanNa sharing the because I feel like it puts these worries in the starkest possible terms in a way that sort of easier to show than for me to say I will also tell you this ad is intense enough. It may be upsetting enough that if you are watching with kids right now you might WanNa. Pause me here for a second and not have the kiddos watch this depending on the particular kitto. I really believe this is worth seeing and it's worth it. But I will admit that it is not for everyone. So I'm giving you fair warning.
New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"
"Here's the specs. The yacht is called illusions at first was I thought it was called the illusion or illusions. It's just called illusions talking heads. It's one hundred and eight feet long. It has a false staff also chef. It has four state rooms I think stay room in this context means bedroom. But I'm not sure whatever they are. Whatever state rooms are illusions has four of them. Illusions is a big enough boat that it comes with other boats and vehicles that ride on top of it. It comes with two jet skis and sixteen foot long jetboat. It's boat that comes with the boat. I do not know my way around a yacht. I do own a row boat but I don't know anything about you. Know the makings of a good state room if I laid down in one for a nautical nap. But I'll tell you for news purposes. You should know that boats that make the news they tend to have a paper trail online, and so I think this might be the boat in question. This might be illusions when you google illusions yacht at least this is the bad boy that pops up and it does have the the hike embedded jet skis and the vote and the fancy bedrooms and all the rest of it. The reason I went on a very pleasurable Internet. Deep dive for this today. Is that some good ship illusions some yacht of that name. has now been cited as evidence in a long long long long list of allegations of fraud and multimillion dollar self-dealing at the NRA at the national, Rifle Association in a lawsuit that was filed today by New York Attorney. General Letitia James The NRA as an organization is chartered in New York. It has been chartered in New York for well over one hundred years. As a New York institution as a New York charitable institution, it has to follow the rules and laws for nonprofits operating in New York. And according to the Attorney General's lawsuit, the longtime president of the NRA Wayne Lapierre often stayed on the illusions yacht without paying for it. Those trips were present from one of the NRA's vendors with Mr Lapierre getting the US you know the chef and the jet skis and presumably all four state rooms for free. What he didn't do was disclose his acceptance of what The New York ag alleges was this very, very expensive gift on the NRA's financial disclosures in that is something that is required by New York state. Law. From the lawsuit quote Mr Peres testimony to the attorney general he said that the reason he failed to disclose the use of the was for security reasons and because he considered the to have been used for legitimate. A legitimate business per best. But wait there's more according to the New York Attorney General Wayne Lapierre spent five hundred thousand dollars of the NRA's money. That's NRA donors right are members providing money to the NRA for its purpose is a nonprofit instead. Up here is taking a half million dollars of that money to spend specifically on private airplane flights to the Bahamas and back for his family at least eight times over just the last three years. The Attorney General says he spent more than thirteen million dollars of the NRA's money on a private travel consultant arranging additional private flights in luxury cars for him and his family. Over the last six years there was also at least one African Safari for Wayne Lapierre and his wife which the says they improperly accepted from another NRA vendor. The AG. Ticks off lots of fancy Christmas gifts for law peers, friends, and family and golf club membership fees and a twelve thousand dollars hotel bill at the four seasons not for weighing up here but for his niece. Over the course of four years, the lawsuit alleges that Wayne Lapierre was reimbursed for more than a million dollars worth of personal expenses straight out of the NRA's coffers. So. Your uncle with the NRA sticker on the back of his pickup. decided to put up there because it shows that he's an NRA member do-or-die he's been dutifully giving them their money. He's been like putting. Lapierre's niece up in the four seasons and flying Wayne in his family back and forth at the Bahamas. That membership money's been going to. The lawsuit filed today is over one hundred, fifty pages. The New York Attorney General Letitia James sets out in fairly stunning detail her case for how the president of the NRA and several of his top lieutenants drained more than sixty four, million dollars out of the NRA for their own personal gain over a very short period of time just over a period of a few years.
Deutsche Bank turned over Trump financial documents to New York prosecutors
"More trouble for the president another scandal that has dogged him actually now for most of his first term, here's the headline in the Times tonight quote trump's bank was subpoenaed by New York prosecutors in criminal inquiry. Here's the nut graph of that story. Here's how it starts the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, which means state prosecutors in New York state issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Mr trump's primary lender. Since the late nineteen nineties, they are seeking financial records that he and his company provided to your bank according to people familiar with the inquiry because of. Its long-standing and multifaceted relationship with trump Deutsche Bank has been a frequent target of regulators and lawmakers digging into the president's opaque finances but the subpoena from the Office of the District Attorney appears to be the first instance of a criminal inquiry involving trump and his dealings with Deutsche to lent him in and his company more than two billion dollars over the past two decades. Here's the amazing part the part that was the sort of draw jaw-dropping reveal in this story. Quote deutschebank complied with the subpoena. Out over a period of months last year, the bank provided the prosecutor's office with detailed records including financial statements and other materials that Mr Trump provided to the bank as he sought loans according to two of the people familiar with the inquiry. The subpoena to Georgia banks saw documents on various topics related to Mr Trump and his company including any materials that might point to possible fraud according to people briefed on the subpoenas contents. The bank's cooperation with the prosecutor's office is significant because other investigations that have sought trump's financial records have been stymied by legal challenges from the president and his family. This criminal investigation from New York prosecutors initially appeared to be focused on hush money payments made in two thousand sixteen to two women who said they had affairs with Mr Trump. But in a court filing this week prosecutors in the district attorney's office cited public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization and suggested they were also investigating possible crimes involving bank fraud. And Insurance Fraud. So. To be clear, this is a big deal that the New York Times is reporting tonight this is not about the subpoenas for the president's financial and tax information that were litigated up to the supreme. Court are now kicking around in the lower lower courts by the present, his lawyers seek to delay compliance with these subpoenas. What this is about is a subpoena of Deutsche Bank. which has loaned two billion dollars mysteriously to the president over his recent business career. Subpoenas to Deutsche, bank related to their dealings with the president, and these are not subpoenas that the president has successfully fended off in these tied up in court. This is a subpoena to Deutsche Bank the bank has complied with. And they have handed over all of this trump related documentation to state prosecutors were apparently pursuing a multifaceted criminal investigation of the president and his business an investigation that is not bound by the Justice Department's Ninety Day rule such as it is nor are they bound by the Justice Department's rules prohibiting the indictment of a sitting president because those rules are federal rules and these are state prosecutors? Prosecutors not answerable to attorney general the embar. Not only is it news that they are pursuing this stuff in the way that they are it is big news that in pursuing this information about the president, they got it they got their hands on this stuff from Deutsche Bank. Who Knew.
Trump considering giving convention speech from White House
"With plans to hold the Republican convention in two battleground states foiled by coronavirus concerns president trump says he's considering giving his acceptance speech closer to home the president says he will probably deliver the speech from the White House it's easy and I think it's a beautiful setting telling fox and friends it's certainly one of the alternatives but it would be an unprecedented move using public property for partisan political purposes house speaker Nancy Pelosi tells MSNBC he can't do that and top Republican senators John Thune and John Cornyn both use the word problematic with Cornyn saying he'd need somebody to show him where it says the president could give the speech from the White House Sager mag ani Washington
Pelosi: Trump speech plan latest effort to 'degrade' the White House
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting President Trump for floating the idea of using the White House to accept the Republican presidential nomination later this month. Speaking on MSNBC today, Pelosi said the president has no right to even suggest it for the president, United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again. By saying he's going to completely politicize. It is something that should be rejected right out of hand. The Trump campaign had planned to hold the Republican National Convention in Florida and North Carolina by canceled amid a surgeon New Corona virus cases. The Washington Post reported yesterday that Republican officials were considering using the White House South Lawn to stage trumps acceptance speech.
Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation
"Saw potential step forward in the congressional negotiations for another corona virus relief package after weeks of Resistance Senate. Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he will support an extension of the now lapsed six hundred dollar federal unemployment insurance relief every week that is if president trump backs it. The American people in the end need help. And wherever this thing settled. Between the President United States and his team, it have to sign it into law. And the Democrat. Not Significant minority in the Senate and majority in the House. Is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With. Certain parts of it. So, Jake Sherman, you cover Mitch McConnell you know him very well that's as close as you'll get to seeing. Mitch. McConnell concede there where he effectively said, okay, I know this bill's been sitting on my desk for three months. I've got some problems with the Democrat bill from the house, but I may be willing to budge on that six hundred dollar weekly payment. The original counteroffer from Republicans as you know had been two hundred dollars a week. So if he concedes on that point, get six, hundred dollars a week of unemployment benefits to people who need it. So desperately right now does that mean we're going to get deal here. Will I think Willie? We're going to get a deal at some point in the next week. It looks not promising, but it looks possible. Here's the catch Mitch McConnell's not a part of these negotiations right now also for the first time in a long time, we could kind of say that Mitch McConnell's view here is a little bit tangential to the overall negotiations. Now Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin who have been in the negotiations have offered four hundred dollars a week until December fifteenth, which also by the way is a very big concession for the GOP people. We actually in playbook this morning give a blow by blow full with good chock full of quotes from inside of the negotiating room. During a two and a half hour meeting yesterday in the capital illustrating that there are a lot of issues that remain open to get corona virus for leads to American people just to give a sense about how far we kind of our from virus package, they are bringing in the postmaster general today to talk to the negotiating team about the needs of the US Postal Service because there is such a divide on how much the post office might need to complete its operations. So again, these negotiations are very fraught they're complicated and they're dragging on almost two weeks in I. Think we'll have another week at least before this bill is passing both sides want to get a deal before Friday. Jonathan Does Jake says Mitch McConnell's not involved particularly here. Specifically, neither is the President United States. He's taken a hands off approach to the entire negotiation sending US chief of staff. Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin into do the negotiating here. How badly does the White House needed deal? Does the president recognized that more than thirty million people just lost that six hundred dollar week check that's allowing them to survive for the last several months urgency from the White House on this. There is really the president in the last twenty, four hours or so has insisted he is playing a role in these negotiations, but we know that is largely not the case that he has need. Deferred it to his chief of staff and Treasury Secretary and Jake don't certainly don't extra job outlining how these negotiations have gone. But yes, there was a keen awareness that this is a president who's facing voters in under three months and that Americans are hurting right now and then beyond just wanting to have a helping hand to those who have suffered so much during this pandemic of course, there's an towards his reelection chances here, and if unemployment numbers can you to go with the economic slowdown, economic recovery slows down that only hurts his chances. They are trying to push here. The they understand that they're in a bad spot have not gone well, the each day that it drags on is a bad day for this president who again is trying. So desperately to pointed idea of a recovery economic recovery as opposed to how he has handled her barracks better said handled the coronavirus pandemic to this point.
'A line in the sand': Both sides dig in on virus relief bill
"Congress continue struggling to agree on a massive coronavirus relief bill echoing what he said yesterday top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer claims some progress in talks with the White House negotiators however we remain far apart on a number of issues a major sticking point remains extending a weekly six hundred dollar jobless benefit which democratic caucus chair Akeem Jeffries tells MSNBC is a line in the sand while Schumer sounds an optimistic tone Republicans are privately pessimistic with Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell saying Democrats refused to budge on what he calls issues wholly unrelated to virus relief there are hardliners Walter and Tarter of their massive far left wishlist all of it Sonder make ani Washington
Trump Again Assails Mail-In Voting
"So. We have a new phenomenon. It's called in it's called mail in voting. We you send your. Wall. Terms of of. The kind of millions and millions of ballots never. Because if the pandemic that bigger massively big. Send tens of millions of ballots to California all over the place to WHO's going to get them I have a friend lives in Westchester send applications that his son passed away beautiful wonderful son young man passed away seven years ago he called me said I just got I just got a ballot. Probably Robert Probably died seven years ago somebody got a ballot for a dog somebody gotta balance for something. You got millions of ballots going nobody even knows where they're going. You look at some of the corruption having to do with universal, mail in voting absentee voting is okay. You have to apply you have to go through a process you have to apply the mainly same good. And they're sending out applications. Delon means of ballots an. Applications you. No way you can go through a mail in vote without massive cheating. You know you could have a case where this election will be decided on the evening of November third absolute selection. Two months later, two months. What's wrong with the property mailing cow cited many months later you discussed by because lots of things will happen during that period of time especially when you have tight margins, lots of things can happen. Get the outward visible frustration of the president when you presented him with the facts about absentee voting, he's tried to make this distinction between absentee voting, which he has done himself mail in voting distinction without a difference most experts say, did you walk out of that room Jonathan with the feeling that if he loses the vote on election night or the couple of days after even once the mail in ballots are counted that he would accept the result. I think. You probably see a repetition of what we saw in two, thousand eighteen when in Florida, that's a race that I think people should go back and revisit the how you wanting to see what you think the president might do off the election. So there's a very plausible scenario in which the president is looking very strong on election night because he has convinced his supporters that voting by mail is unsafe he get a lodge in. Vote during pandemic. And some of these states, some of these key battleground states it takes awhile to count them. Pennsylvania's good example, and if you start seeing scenario in which in the days off the election, the in vote starts to come in and it stops to train more and more towards Joe Biden. By suspicion based on previous behavior is that president trump would call for a halt to voting and would try to litigate in in various states so that's where I think this is heading.
Biden to narrow VP list. But don't expect a pick next week
"Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says, he will choose his vice presidential running mate next week and already things are starting to get interesting. We know the former vice president is committed to choosing a woman to join him on the ticket in November from there. Something of a shortlist has emerged including all of the women that you see on your screen here. According to one report from CNN. At least three of the women have been the subject of more serious consideration including Senator Kamala Harris and former presidential candidate Kamala Harris Karen Bass, the California congresswoman and Susan Rice the former Obama Administration National Security Advisor.
Michigan tries new approaches to coronavirus testing
"Michigan was one of the State's first at bat against a huge outbreak of corona virus. Michigan hit its peak in April reporting a high of more than eighteen hundred new cases on April. The third new cases remained above fifteen hundred for days that month Governor Gretchen whitmer declared a state of emergency by April first she closed all schools throughout the academic year hospitals were overrun even as workers faced layoffs and paycuts thousands. Of medical workers came down with the virus as they struggled to treat patients, and by the end of the month, the state ranked third for the highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the country Michigan struggled to bend the curve, but Michigan came through the curve bent. Now, the question is whether Michigan can stay out of the red zone and the state has seen a few smaller waves since the worst of it this spring, there was the outbreak last month that. Harper's bar the popular haunt for Michigan State University which reopened to an unexpectedly large crowd on June. The eighth local reporters found young patrons lining up less than six feet apart, and then packing the dance floor like they would on an ordinary non pandemic night. No masks to see in that picture state health officials later link that bar nearly two hundred new infections and today Michigan posted one of its higher totals of statewide new cases for the past couple of. Months and that's concerning especially because everywhere in the country right now, educators are trying to figure out how to get education going again it's basically every state and in some instances, every school district or even school for themselves at Michigan, State, in East Lansing, they're exploring a combination strategy that's going to be new to them, and that might be new for anyone else and it starts with a spit test developed at the university by neuroscience professor named Jack Lipton this man. The kit costs around three dollars a piece, and as you can see, it's pretty simple. You can do this in the privacy of your own apartment or dorm room you put your sample in the vial with the Little Barcode you seal it in the bag and Wallah your part is over the lab at Michigan State will take your sample and combine it with others in what is known as pool testing, which maybe you've heard about recently, the idea behind pulled testing is that it can help labs do more way more with weight less instead of having each person take their own. Separate test you pull the samples from a small number of people about a dozen and you run a single test on that pool of the pool turns up positive only then do you need each person in the pool to take a test but if the pool turns up negative, you're done the single test covered a dozen people in a place where you expect a lot of negatives. Pool testing is remarkably efficient at Michigan state. They're going to step further than that. Each volunteer who takes a spit test goes into separate pools of about ten or so people so think about it like. Two teams. You're Miami Dolphin and a Seattle Seahawk, or you're Houston rocket and in Minnesota Timber Wolves choose your metaphor. The point is if two pools come back with positive results, it can only mean one thing. The lab just finds the person who belongs to both pools using a handy grid like this one, and then recommends that that person get a follow up diagnostic test. It's like playing Bingo be six Bingo you might have corona virus. That's what Professor Lipton plans to do with samples from MSU volunteers testing two thousand of them every day and referring any apparent positives for an individual diagnostic test. Now, the third and most unusual part of this plan has to do with sewage scientists are discovering that they can spot a rising rotavirus cases early on by texting. Communities, Wastewater Michigan State, professor, Joan Rose and her team have been testing the campus wastewater. Since April she says, they noticed a peak in the virus that lined up with the news about an outbreak at a college hang out which demonstrated that there sewage diving expeditions worked I made that up I don't know if they're actually diving. For the testing this fall, the idea is to sample the wastewater from different places on campus so that they can get hyper local data if they can get good enough at sampling and turning around their result in a timely fashion, their work could act as an early alert system for Michigan State perhaps, even at the level of individual buildings. So you've got the pool testing with the affordable spit kits you've got expanded. Diagnostic testing. But literally just for those people who appear to be positive or just playing turn-up sick and then you've got the wastewater testing which increasingly looks like a functioning means of getting a warning in time to react if the plan works, it could help the university find and contain outbreaks. If it works the plan could help Michigan State and it's sixty seven thousand students stay on campus and have something like a semester. Joining us now is the aforementioned Dr Jack? Lipton. Of Translational Neuroscience at Michigan State University Dr Lipton. Thank you for being with us. We've heard about pool testing I want you to tell us a little more about it and why it it specifically helpful in this instance what what about Michigan State makes it a perfect candidate for the pooling of spit. What would you think about full testing end and Michigan state one of the things that you're that is really important to understand that the resources that we have is that university are fairly limited. Bright. But we're not a multinational corporation. So funds are limited resources are limited and pooling allows us to. have. More. More test being done with the same amount of resources or with less resources. So in this case, if we're dealing with supply chain issues with testing if we can test ten people with reagents that we would need to test one person, then we are were saving a lot in terms of of supplies, and if we don't have to run ten tests and we can run one test, we save a lot of time. So if you can save time and you can save supplies, you're going to Yeah. Ultimately conserve and that's really what our goal is and this. This works 'cause you're not expecting a large proportion of people to have this thing right. So generally speaking a bunch of these pools, we'll come out negative. Right. pools if you if you have about ten people in a pool in your expectation is maybe seeing two or three out of a hundred people. Show up positive than most of your pools are going to be negative. The more the prevalence increases the more the rates of infection increase. Then you're going to have more and more positive bulls. If one out of every ten people are positive than a pool of ten, most likely is going to have a positive individual in it. So you have to really balance pool size and prevalence together in order to come up with the right balance to save resources and save time. So the this actually could have broader implications There's a Wall Street Journal op-ed that you wrote about a previous test not this one that we're talking about, but it was a concept of pulling in you set across the United States tens of thousands of similar academic research labs have the expertise and equipment to help the country test for covid nineteen. If even one tenth of these labs joined the effort we could. Test an additional five, hundred thousand to one million samples a day. Your larger point here is that there are ways to get to more people and and then figure it out early rather than what we're in right now where there are some places where people are waiting in excess of seven days for typical test results in a in a concentrated environment like Michigan state you can. You can see things early and intervene. Absolutely and I think it's really important to note when you're talking about the pet that we put together. The vast amount of resources and know how that existed the academic laboratories universities across the country. Each one of the things that we've proposed was to develop biomedical National Guard and utilize all of these individual laboratories across the country and have them be organized through the federal government in order to be able to respond to pandemics or other natural disasters with biomedical know-how and that if we could get something like that done if the next administration is interested in doing something like that, we can be. Proactive instead of reactive in these kinds of situations. Wow. That's incredible because you just answer the question I was going to ask I was going to say, Hey, what can government do to take advantage of these kinds of resources and you just answer that I just want to say that again, a biomedical National Guard what a great simple idea resources all over the country run by different people but the the government of the United States providing the centralization for the data and the distribution. If you think about all of the laboratories and universities that were shut down as a result of the pandemic so many people were were sitting home like I sitting home on on zoom all day. If we have opportunity to come back into the laboratory and help. We can do so much in terms of trying to not only develop new new treatments and and working on new methods of detection, which is what our laboratory did during during April we can marshal all of these resources all. Know How that exists in order to to. Attack this problem in a concerted and coordinated way. Lifting. There's not a lot of great news about Krono virus, but I have to tell you after this conversation. I'm optimistic that there are people like you around this country who are actually in this moment while everything looks as grim as it is finding solutions that are going to help us see the other side of the coronavirus. Dr. Jack Lift Lipton is the chair and professor of translational neuro size. I don't even know what that is. We'll talk about that another time at Michigan State University. Thank you for all that you are doing and good luck to you at Michigan. State, we'll stay on top of this with you.
FDA Nears Decision Authorizing Covid-19 Treatment With Convalescent Plasma
"There is a decision near on authorizing covert nineteen treatments with something called convalescent plasma even seen some ads about it on TV where celebrities say that if you've had covid nineteen, you can help be part of the solution by donating blood that can be turned into convalescent plasma. What does that mean? So. When people recover from this illness, they develop antibodies against the virus and you could take that blood in separate plasma fraction out of it in give that to people that are in the hospital sick with corona virus with the idea that this antibody will help them recover in. There are multiple clinical trials going on right now, there is some data from China that's coming out and we're really evaluating to see whether this is. Where I work at an academic medical center and some of my patients have gotten convalescent plasma. So this is something that we hope will work in May be a way to deal with the severe severe cases and get them out of the hospital quick prevented from going on a ventilator but we want to see the data I I haven't seen unequivocal evidence yet that this actually works, but we are very hopeful WanNa see the data.
Polls show Joe Biden gaining momentum in key states
"In the latest new look at battleground polls that shows Joe, Biden, gaining ground on president, trump or expanding his lead in several states, the new morning consult poll shows that Nationally Joe Biden leads president trump by eight points fifty one percent to forty three percent. And, here's a look at some of the key states. And all of them. Since May in Arizona Biden sits ahead of president. Trump I seven and nine point swing in Colorado by thirteen points, adding for points in Florida. He's up by three. Trump had been up by one in May in Georgia. Biden and trump remain statistically tied in Michigan Biden increases lead to ten points. This poll has Minnesota. Tightening another poll showed you late last week from that state had biden up. Up Double digits this morning, the morning console poll has North Carolina now tied wiping away. Trump's three point lead from May Ohio has tightened with trump's margin down to three points. In Pennsylvania, Biden's lead increased to seven in Texas and another statistical tie, but it was a different story in May, when trump was up in Texas by seven points and Biden added to his lead in Virginia and Wisconsin.
Biden takes aim at Trump's coronavirus response
"Seems hard to believe, but as of today we're now within one hundred days general election, which falls on November the third today, the Biden campaign rolled out a new ad that takes aim at the president's stumbling response to the corona virus. The AD is part of an almost fifteen million dollar ad buy in six states at the president one in two thousand, sixteen, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin Michigan North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The president's failure to address the pandemic continues to hurt him in poll after
Sen. Booker reflects on Rep. John Lewis
"Stories stories We're We're following following with Bill O'Neill of the editor's desk. I'm Tom Cutler Senator Cory Booker, remembering the late civil rights leader in Congressman John Lewis, speaking on MSNBC. Booker, the New Jersey Democrat called Lewis, a giant have said he best example fired our common values and virtues. The late Georgia congressman will lie in state of the U. S. Capitol as members of Congress and the public pay tribute to that civil rights icon. A pair
Rep. John Lewis to lie in state next week at the US Capitol
"John Lewis of course passed away last week at the age of eighty. We have now learned that on Monday and Tuesday next week. He will lie in state at the state capital as the American hero he is. While Congress we believe simultaneously will be batting down this president as he tries to hold onto symbols and honors of the confederacy. The news gods are cruel these days, but they are also sometimes
Biden unveils $775 billion plan for child care, elder care and care for people with disabilities
"Biden announcing his plan, his $775 billion plan. To offer childcare. And elder care. Basically offering anyone who's a parent. Taking care of a child. Government childcare complete like instant and then anyone who's taking any any parent. Who has taken care of their parents, elder care And A Biden plant $775 billion is just a gigantic Gigantic mess. How's he going to pay for this? He claims he's going to do it by taxing those evil rich people, which we all know we're running out of them and running out of ways to tax them, But that's not going to stop the Democrats. But yesterday I happened to catch this yesterday. While I was awaiting the press briefing. I tuned into Fox because I knew they were going to carry the whole thing. CNN didn't carried until the questions started coming up. MSNBC was dipping in and out of it because they want to interpret the White House press briefings for you. So I know the Fox or C Span are going to run it without interruptions. So there I am tuned into the five and the very brilliant Greg guts smelled was opining on Biden's $775 billion plan. And what I have completely missed in the buying plan was the name of it. And this is just amazing, and it is truly a microcosm. Of what the Democrats are all about. Just the name of the plan tells you everything you need to know about Joe Biden and the party. He would lead and gut, Feld explained it justly. Here's the name of the plan. The Biden plan for mobilizing American talent and heart. To create a 21st century care, giving an education workforce. So my question is, is his staff intentionally creating titles for things that Joe Biden couldn't remember. Because of that title got an any longer we would have to pre empt special report who came up with that? What working group in an office and came up with that garbage. It shows you that 95% of the people that work in government Could not get a real job because they're in copping. It also shows you that even the even the sentences in government are bloated. It's embarrassing. Yes, it is embarrassing, and and they should be embarrassed, and Biden should be directed to find the nearest exit. But you know what? They're not going to get him out right now. 105 days away from the election. This is the guy you have. We're less than 50 days away from early voting taking place.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Thank you for being part of this conversation tonight. What what happened this weekend. In el paso american gun violence in general is an international story some of the international response to what happened this weekend will surprise surprise you. We've got a live report on that specific international reaction coming up next stay with us the grief and outrage from the attack in el paso and the attack dayton and the attacking gilroy they all reach far beyond the borders but of the el paso attack the twenty twenty. Two people killed in el paso on saturday. We're now learning from forties. Seven of those twenty two people killed were mexican nationals and that that means the government of mexico is now responding on behalf of their own citizens and they're responding with anger for more. Let's go to n._b._c. News correspondent cal perry who's in tapachula mexico account rachel. We saw headlines here that were similar to those around the world with one slight difference. The words of the gunman were splashed lashed all over the front pages hispanic invasion killing of mexicans and that led to this extraordinary press conference yesterday from the foreign minister who talked about american erkin gun violence he talked about hate speech but he went a step further saying that mexico may take legal action and try to extradite the gunman here to mexico now look. That's not very realistic but it points to what you are saying that the government is going out of. Its way doing something extraordinary to show its citizens that it will protect. Put this in the larger context last month. Donald trump threatened in this country with tariffs and so just a few miles from where i'm standing at the guatemalan border you now have eleven thousand national guardsmen standing on the mexican side of the border turning people around. Some people say that's doing the american bidding for them. Some people support it but it shows you. This tenuous position that the mexican government is in everybody here views views the u._s. as a country with a gun fetish. That is the words that people use here. The difference is and we talked to a kid twenty six years old just a few minutes ago. He got deported from the u._s. A few months ago he left his family behind in los angeles. He said he would do anything to get back there but in talking to his mom earlier today he said that the fear is now that that people will be targeted that is what has changed not the gun violence but the rhetoric that we saw from that gunman in the essay that is what people here are talking about rachel calipari reporting from southeastern mexico cal..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Extraordinary obsession with every bleat that he admits and when you do this some people out there are listening and what they're listening for is to hear permission to say certain things and saying things turn words into deeds eventually the president is after all on entertainer we tend and lose sight of that fact and the entertainer feeds off his audience. Today he was feeding off a teleprompter and so he was relatively sedated but when he gets back in from an in front of his next audience it will be very interesting to see because the audience itself will not have reformed we know who is attracted to those auditoriums and those parks where he speaks and they will give him the incentive to revert to type so we're going to see how long this lasts with the president george. I was not surprised to hear radio silence silence from republicans on guns. It's the sound of silence. We've heard for almost a generation from republicans on guns. I am surprised that no republicans are speaking out about domestic terrorism <music>. I'm old enough to remember when republicans were pretty alarmed by anything with the t for terrorism word in it. I think that in fact a lot of the fear and anxiety about the national rifle association has limits. It's blitz to to say that there are limits to this but there are and in fact the n._r._a. Right right now is convulsed by a lot of internal problems in his losing some membership and all the rest but if republicans will actually read the two thousand and eight supreme name court decision and the heller case striking down a district of columbia severe law that actually said you could only have a handgun for personal <hes> defense if it was dismantled unlocked up and therefore was no good for personal defense there is nothing in the heller decision rightly insensivity red which i think the supreme court would do that would prevent the supreme court from affirming <hes> laws that would for example restrict certainly drums uh-huh that are equipped weapon to fire one hundred bullets and <hes> less than one hundred seconds or automatic rifles of the sort that we're talking about the excuse that the supreme court has spoken unsettled all this is no excuse at all and any you know you speak from the heart you get to the deep roots of everything we're dealing with but but but what is the prospect for change with half the country either reading george will said the the heller decision on guns or staying silent in the face of white extremism domestic terror. How far can we get half the country walking around like donbass. I mean it's a difficult question to answer. I think what we have to do is to get about the business of building a better world not so much focusing thing our energy and attention and trying to convince people to hold different sorts of commitments but to build a better world where they have to choose so it seems to me for example. I'm from mississippi right when when jim crow mississippi when when the jim crow south ended those who had been born in rear to be a certain kind of racist had to stop they couldn't walk around calling people the n. word in in public. They couldn't call people boy. They couldn't call my dad or my grandfather uncle. They had to change changed the way they live that doesn't mean that the society fundamentally changed in some ways but the we which they went about living their lives that world died and something else came came into being carrying the disease with but something else came into being we need to spend our time and energy not so much trying to convince folk folk because those folks have the country by the throat and they've had the country by the throat since the founding. It's time for us to build a better world world and say choose it or go your way unbelievable jordan eddie..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"We need to hold our elected officials accountable and ask them that question every single time we see them. They need to do something and that is setting the bar fairly low in so far. They have yet to get over all right. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I i wish rachel nicole. I wish you could hear the conversation conversation. We've been having for the last two hours here because it's been fascinating. We've made a lot of connections. I would actually urge all communities to do this. Get together with some people. You don't know and consider a room because it's been illuminating. I'll send it back to you case our remarkable conversation and even an hour of incredible tragedy stories of wisdom and resilience. Thank you so much for spending some time with us. We have much more ahead as we bring you our two of our special coverage on domestic terrorism stay with us one count the shootings this weekend in el paso texas dayton ohio where the twenty first and twenty we second mass killings of twenty nine thousand nine hundred in this country. That's according to a database that tracks homicides were more than four four or more four people are killed not including the shooter but if you count all incidents in which multiple people were shot some counts as many as two hundred and fifty five mass shooting shooting so far this year just in this one country the sheer number of mass shootings in america means that we now have americans who i'll have experienced more than one themselves and i mean that literally not just statistically three of the survivors of last weekend's shooting in gilroy california were also themselves survivors of the 2017 mass shooting in las vegas. The three of them had actually met in a facebook support group for survivors of the las vegas massacre. They then attended the gilroy festival together. Were they survived yet. Another mass shooting joining us now from in gilroy california's m._s._n._b._c. correspondent jacob sober off jacob. Thanks very much for being here. It's good to have you here. My friend thank rachel. I know you spoke today jacob with a survivor of the garlic festival shooting in gilroy which left three people dead thirteen people injured. Let me just ask you. How's that survivor doing. How has it affected that person to to learn of the el paso dayton massacre so soon on the hills of what they just went through well. She's i spoke with a woman who was here selling honey <hes> at the garlic look festival and she just came from the hospital where she was with her colleagues and literally today still the wounds are still fresh from the mass shooting that happened here. We're just eight days ago six days before what happened in el paso and that's that's part of the reason that we wanted to be here tonight. There are other media outlets are cameras out here tonight but we felt like it was important to be here because we cannot view these events in isolation from one another. I think <hes> so so many nemo including folks in our business to do that. These are isolated incidents that we move on but this event is important to remind everybody that the shooter in this event was also a young man who before he came and murdered three innocent people including a six-year-old boy a posted about a racist manifesto and then came here and committed did those murders and so you know we want to talk about how to view these events in totality not just as isolated incidents that happen as one us because because they certainly aren't. You can't look at them separate from each other. You can't look at them. Separate from the language of the president and you can't look at them separate from the political system that we live in where as you said earlier in the program the n._r._a. <hes> contributed thirty million dollars to the election of president trump and he calls a member of the n._r._a. Good patriotic roddick americans and immigrants rapists criminals and all the other names that we've discussed this evening jacob on that point about the potential motivation of the gilroy shooter. I am mm struck very much by the fact that he posted something online..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Magazines. That usually really means people are talking about a round magazine that holds fifteen or thirty bullets has held a drum with one hundred bullets that was legal. No motive yet for the second of this weekend's mass shootings joining us now for the latest on what happened in dayton. This weekend is dayton city. Commissioner chris shaw mr shaw. Thank you so much for making time to be with us. I know this is a very very difficult time. Yes it is right so but thank you for having us glad you are doing this. <hes> what what can you tell us about <hes> basically basically the the latest on on the impact of this crime the survivors those who were injured people being found and reunited and identified and the conditions thousands of people who are still hospitalized at this point. Yes <hes> it's just awful. It's still ongoing. We're trying to do the best that we can to support the victims the victims families we've set up a fund to the dayton foundation and we're just doing everything we can to support them as we all try to get through this squirrel event together. There have been obviously there's dane is a point of national focus because of what happened there but also because of it coming so closely on on the heels of what happened in el paso <hes> unlike in el paso there hasn't been as much of a focus because there hasn't been as much detail to report from in terms of a potential motive for the shooter or what might have led him to do these things. What can you tell us about. The heart of dayton was attacked the bar. That was the focus of the attack. If there seems to be any pattern any method that you can source in the madness in terms of us understanding what happened here and who was targeted yeah well the investigation very thorough investigation on behalf of our dame. Police department is ongoing so we really don't have a lot of details on that. The district that we're in the oregon district is a very vital community. Most of the folks that own businesses here are our local owners as so. It's very close knit group. There's neighborhoods behind this where we're books live and it's just again a very tight knit community and it's affected our entire city and in fact the reason it's just a very devastating thing. We are very strong. This is not the only event in the last several months that we've gone through of may know that we've been through a series of fifteen or so tornadoes really devastated area so we are very strong community of gritty community and we will get through this together state and city commissioner chris shock mr shaw. Thank you so much for making time with a slam. We appreciate to be here. Appreciate you being here. Thank you very much racial. We're going to bring into our conversation now and b. C. news national correspondent kate snow in dayton ohio with members of the community affected by the vast shooting kate hi nicole. We're just.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The anti-defamation league and kristen piccinini former white supremacists now activists and author of white american youth joining us from el paso richard parker author of lonestar nation his new op-ed new york times this titled when hate came to el paso we'll start with you you just jump into this conversation about the intersection of rhetoric about the the the intersection of of the president's language the language in his twitter feed and the manipulation and the use of this language of an invasion is reported in the new york times tonight as part of his reelection strategy well i. I don't think you have to be some kind of scientists to draw a straight line between the president's rhetoric as obtained immigrations and the sixty million people in this country who are latinos the vast majority of them are citizens and what happened here in el paso which is my hometown on saturday. The president has used the word invasion at least sixty times in his personal rhetoric as the times has pointed out tonight. His campaign is running two thousand facebook ads with the exact same <hes> messaging and frankly i read the shooter's manifesto on saturday in the wake of the the the horror that took place right across the street here uh-huh frankly it could have been by the white house press shop. It was no different wow eddie well. Yes it's absolutely clear to me to to see a relationship between donald trump's rhetoric and what we just experienced but we just saw but i think it's important for us to ask ourselves the question why do why does he want. Do his people believe it's effective yeah right so it's one thing for us to kind of course one of the things we tend to do is exceptionally donald trump and one of the reasons why we do that in some ways to kind of displace our sins onto him the melodramatic kind of store he becomes the big bat monster the evil personality in our midst which which we can then kind of in some ways absolve ourselves of our sins by displacing them onto him but the question we have to ask ourselves. Why do they think this is effective because there there are people out here americans out here who actually find it compelling. This is a way of accounting for their own life circumstances. I'm not getting ahead because these people are jumping ahead. I'm not doing what is my children can't achieve. The american dream because big government is doing something on behalf of these other people right so we're exploiting people sense of vulnerability their sense that the country's changing that it's no longer a white nation and trump knows he's sitting right there in that sweet spot and unless yes we tell the story of the country in this way right then we're going to think that our only problem is true when the problem as i've said before is us right and i want to be very very clear when i say us a mean that in a general sense but i want the kids in el paso to know just as i've said to a black kids across this country that the problem isn't us never has been the issue at at the heart of this is an idea of whiteness that has over determined and distorted the very idea of democracy the one consistent assistant threat threat to all of this is a toxic idea of white identity and until we understand how it works how each it's rooted in our very history how can be exploited we will find ourselves on this racial hamster wheel over and over and over again <hes> the democrats spoke out forcefully and i don't know if they're getting it as deeply as that is but do you think the democrats see an opportunity to to change hearts and minds and turn the issue against trump will look. I think this issue certainly transcends politics. I mean what eddie is talking about is right and i think what we need to recognize..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"That's the panhandle you could get away with that state and breaking in the new york times a few moments before we sat down here tonight to be with you a story with this headline how the trump campaign used facebook ads to amplify fi his invasion claim reporting in the new york times about the deliberate campaign strategy the use of campaign dollars us to pay four messages on facebook amplifying his warnings his rhetoric but an invasion invasion. It's critical that we stopped the invasion estimate over a million dollars on facebook ads about immigration since march more than two thousand ads on facebook using that word invasion it is inescapable and the question is what the white house whether the white house these any imperative to do anything about it at all now that there are other parts of the country that are bearing the sharp end of this and whether any republicans republicans in congress to put a finer point on it the gun debate is is frozen because republicans are awol. There's an open question now. If republicans skins are going to be a wall on the question of white nationalism joining us now is democratic congressman veronica escobar of texas her district includes kids but walmart and el paso or saturday's mass shooting took place congressman escobar <hes> feel honored that you took time to be with us tonight our condolences of course to you and community. Thank you for making the time to be here my pleasure thank you for having me on rachel. We have been talking about a number of different aspects of what happened. In in your community we have been talking about the very difficult question about whether or not white nationalism has implicit support on the ragged edge of mainstream american politics we have have been talking about the president's responsibility in his own rhetoric and how it dovetails with some of what we have seen from the shooter we have been talking about gun policy in the prospects or lack thereof love for gun reform but we've also been talking about the fact that this is the worst terrorist attack in the most murderous terrorist attack targeting latinos in the modern history three of our country and this is something i know el paso is an eighty percent eighty five percent latino city your district heavily latino a lot of cross-border traffic and proudly so oh can you just tell us about how the the racial impact and the demographic impact here is resonating in your community and what you think the effect will be in the long run rachel. This is extraordinary community. One that has an abundance of love as you mentioned. We celebrate our location on the u._s. Mexico border we love the binational nature of our region <hes> and so <hes> you know it it. It is especially painful all gun violence is painful but it is especially painful that this seemed to be an intersection intersection between the epidemic of gun violence and the epidemic of hate that exists in our country. There's behind behind me. There's this incredibly beautiful makeshift. Memorial full of flowers rosaries crosses photos the the size of the crowd has only grown since i first arrived to go and be with our families and they are still so full of of pain but they're not full of hate. They're full of pain but they're not full of hate. The the president has use the words in the clips that you've shown that have caused a tremendous amount of pain that have fueled violence. Those words are still still hanging out there. He needs to recognize his role. He needs to recognize that those words have power. He needs to apologize and and he needs to take them back. We were told by law enforcement <hes> earlier that <hes> we have to be concerned about copycat <hes> acts of violence. It would go a long way for the president to say. I used racist language. I used words that a humanized people people and i was wrong and i take them back only after he does that. Should he be welcomed into our community. The president is we understand. <hes> going to visit your community. The mayor of l. paso has announced that the president is due to visit the day after tomorrow. In those remarks you just made and i know route speaking earlier today. You suggested the president at this point is not welcome in your district because of those past remarks. He's made that you've described as being so painful. What is your reaction tonight to the news that he is planning on coming to el paso and so soon.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Our focus is on the violence. We don't we the f._b._i. Don't investigate ideology collagen no matter how repugnant we investigate violence any extremist ideology when it turns to violence. We're all over it b._i. Director chris racing the f._b._i. Doesn't investigate ideology except when it turns to violence he went on of course to say at that hearing that a majority of domestic terrorism cases the f._b._i. Has investigated did are in his words what you might call white supremacist violence after the violence of this past week and this weekend the question is fully open as to whether the federal government right right now is doing all that could be done to prevent these shootings particularly shootings fueled by right wing terrorist ideology six former former senior directors for counter terrorism at the national security council six directors who served under both republicans and democrats as president they have now issued a statement in calling for urgent reform of the way the nation handles this kinds of threat these six counterterrorism directors are calling for quote a significant infusion of resources to support federal state and local programs aimed at preventing extremism and targeted violence of any kind motivated by any ideology or directed at any american community mm unity quote we call on our government to make addressing this form of terrorism as high a priority as countering international terrorism has become since nine eleven quote. We simply cannot wait any longer. Joining us. Now are three of the national security council counter-terrorism directors who put their names to that statement joshua tsar jolly and nicholas rasmussen gentlemen. Thank you all very much for joining us. I really appreciate you. I'll be in here mr rasmussen. Let me start with you. You're calling for domestic terrorism to be given the same priority status as countering international terrorism is that just because of the temporal urgency of these recent attacks. How did how did the how did the international and domestic threats compare in terms of numerical threats again. I think chris raised testimony in recent weeks in in front of congress was with answers that question for you rachel. He talked about basically a rough parody in terms of the number of investigations at the f._b._i. Maintains <hes> mm between cases tied to domestic terrorism including white supremacy and cases tied to overseas terrorist groups like isis or al qaeda and of course we've certainly certainly seen the death toll increase from these domestic terrorism cases so that lends urgency of the conversation and and what part of what drove the group of us to to write this produce the statement yesterday yesterday. Was this sense that we look to the f._b._i. To solve this problem for us the f._b._i. Is the preeminent law enforcement organization in the world and yet is chris wray said if they don't get involved until it gets to the point where there's violence involved and obviously there's much that can be done left of that before we get to that point when a gun has been fired or a bomb has exploded and that's what we're doing on the international terrorism side but not on the domestic terrorism side mr mr ali on that point to hear director ray say. We're not interested in looking at ideology. We're interested only when it turns to violence what we are seeing here is not necessarily looking particularly at l. Passos shooter not somebody who is a member of a group who had a patch and a vest said he was part of something not somebody who's going to meetings are turning up at buildings that could be identified as hosting meetings. Thanks for these groups. This is somebody who participated an online community was motivated had the resources to do. It said he was about to do it moments before he actually did. How do you intervene at that point and who does it for our government. That's the hardest form of a terrorist threat to stop. You don't have necessarily communications to intercept you. Don't don't have a long tail ahead of the attack. It's hard on the international level but it's especially hard here on the domestic level. That's in part because the trump administration has rolled back some of the efforts to get at this problem earlier you had countering violent extremism unit stood up at the end of the obama administration quite deliberately to tackle forms of radicalization asian not just by al qaeda by isis but this type two under the new administration there was an effort to take away grants awarded to groups trying to help with this part of the problem into focus exclusively exclusively on the international yesterday in terms of the f._b._i.'s.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Back. We're going to be joined by a trio of the nation's former top counterterrorism officials say they have some very specific ideas for what the country can do about gun violence and this nexus to white nationalist terrorism do stay with us. What is your message that you cannot your hatred took. I pray for him because something happened in his life that he had talk to people. Innocent people was that for generosity and forgiveness welcome back that was meribel latin one of the survivors of the shooting eating in el paso again. The shooting killed twenty. Two people injured more than two dozen others. Federal law enforcement has chartered a rise as we've been saying and white nationalist violence over the past few years they are now investigating this shooting as a case of domestic terrorism for more on this front front. We want to bring in our justice correspondent pete williams pete. How does that designation changed the work. They have to do the investigation in front of them. It changes the numb. It changes the people who do it. There's a special dedicated cell of people in the federal government who will do this of course it doesn't change the on the ground for texas. This is a murder investigation instigation for them and it could lead to murder charges in the federal system as well as seems pretty likely that it will so legally where it ends up. It doesn't change it much but you know because patrick crusius according to the authorities has been talking so much not only will this apparently be a strong criminal case but it will also be an insight to allow them to go back. I can look at the anatomy of this attack and we learned an interesting fact today. The authorities now say that patrick crusius left allen texas drove ten to eleven hours hours got to el paso in the early morning hours of saturday and was hungry. He got lost in a neighborhood saw the walmart and according to the police went head into the walmart eight then came back out and we assume suited up got his weapon and started firing so they have lots of information about him but but that doesn't that doesn't mean to inject any last minute plans on his part this is still being treated as it not as a premeditated massacre asoka on his part. The the desire to kill certainly was premeditated. He says in his own essay and i agree with jim fox. We shouldn't call it a manifesto. He says he's been thinking about this for at least a month but we don't know is whether he had chosen that target apparently it was el paso but did he choose that walmart walmart or was it a target of opportunity when he got to town looking for something to eat. That's something we're still waiting to find out all right. Pete williams our thanks people williams joining us from our washington bureau just weeks before the deadly mass shootings this weekend in july f._b._i. Director chris wray was asked in the u._s. Senate about the current threat of domestic ethic terrorism white supremacists responsible for more homicides from two thousand and two thousand sixteen than any other domestic extremist movement there concern that this is not being taken as seriously as it should be..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"It's good to have you with us to be totally honest with you. I did not expect to be here tonight. This is still technically my vacation but i'm back along with my colleagues tonight because because of the news because of this dark and unnerving turn in the news and in the life of our country and so we are going to do something a little bit different tonight we are live right now from new york but we have correspondents and experts and local viewpoints from all over the country tonight as we bring you this special coverage of domestic terrorism in america a nation in crisis. We're following this breaking news of an active shooter shooting at a walmart unfortunate reality gala america this time we do have one person in custody authorities say it was an ak forty seven to one of the most days in the history of texas steer shootings and the u._s. Twenty four today's the two hundred fiftieth mass shooting in america. This was a domestic terrorist attack that was fueled by white supremacy league. Take our peace problems. His is america at a tipping point. Thank you for being here with us tonight. And i'm rachel motto along with my colleagues brian williams and nicole wallace tonight we are going to look at these surge in mass shootings in our country and in particular at the white nationalist terrorist terrorist threat that seems to have driven the el paso massacre of latinos this weekend possibly the gilroy shooting a week ago and the phenomenon which the f._b._i. Says this is now the predominant domestic terrorist threat in the nation over the course of these next two hours will be hearing tonight from jose diaz balart in el paso texas kate eight snow dayton ohio jacob sober offices in gilroy california cow perry is in top shula mexico and our justice correspondent correspondent is in our washington dc bureau newsroom and we will hear from congresswoman veronica escobar in el paso as well and dan from democratic senator chris murphy leading voice on gun reform in this country joining us now pasos telemundo anchor and host of n._b._c. nightly the news saturday jose diaz balart jose. Thank you so much for joining us tonight. I spoke to georgina peres a member of the texas education from el paso earlier today in the four p._m. Hour i asked her what she needed from the country right now. She said what she needed from. The country was for people to stop talking about immigrants as is criminals. What are you hearing in that community tonight. I think you know what we're sick and tired of being labeled anything but patriotic americans the people who are here to make this country better. We're here so that this country can progress that. Our children have a better life. That's what we want to hear here and the people that are here today. The people that are here today represent the best of this country and boss oil is a city eighty five percent latino don't that opens its arms and opens its hearts to everyone. It has done so for ever. We've been here since just sunday and the people that i've met the people that are here in this iconic restaurant in a fossil really have a deep deep hurt in their heart. We're gonna be talking to some of them tonight. Jose there's also an undeniable. I hear the motion. I hear the anger but there's an undeniable resilience billions in that community. Just give us some anecdotal evidence. I i saw it in the interviews. I did today but she'd been there longer than mayor there right now. Tell us about that boy one. After the other after the other at bustle strong we see it reflected in so many ways and we're going to be meeting some of the people tonight that have really really taken this to heart and and are suffering but say this is not going to define us. Yesterday i was at a blood bank and a lady said it it was three o'clock in the afternoon. She got there at eight and was giving blood. After so many hours waiting she goes. I'm giving blood because so much of my countrymen's blood was spilled and i want this this color the color of blood of all humans to be what people think about progress and love not hate and death jose diaz balart telemann the anchor host of n._b._c. nightly news saturday. We're going to be talking to you throughout the evening..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"We turned on msnbc happy to have you with us this is alexander fleming he was born in scotland in eighteen eighty one was trained as a doctor and a research scientists nineteen fourteen his career was interrupted when he went off to serve in world war one i served for the duration of the war returned back in nineteen eighteen where he became a professor at saint mary's medical school in london which is where he had done his own medical training before the war alexander fleming's research was about bacteria and viruses and vaccines in nineteen twenty eight a in his lab at saint mary's alexander fleming had a very fortuitous and ultimately world changing encounter with some dirty dishes he had been working with a fairly nasty strain of staff bacteria syria in his lab when he found quite by accident that one of the culture plates he had been working west i guess had been neglecting and or or maybe somehow cross contaminated in any case it had starting to grow a little bit of mold it's an under normal circumstances that might be cause for drinking oh no this is spoiled or you know you'd be at least mildly grossed out certainly that would normally be cause for throwing that out are cleaning up that culture play but what i noticed that day in nineteen twenty eight and what ultimately changed the world and saved millions of live with that on that culture plate which he had been growing that stuff bacteria there was a little splash around about spot of mold an in that little splash spreading out from the edges of the mold there was no bacteria which meant it occurred to him that mold what's killing the bacteria and in that moment alexander forming asked that's the key question which is hey what's not old slumming ended up writing a paper about his discovery it was published the following year nineteen twenty nine to not much acclaim not much notice but years later almost a decade later scientists working out a lab at the university of oxford they came across alexander fleming's nineteen twenty nine paper and they decided that this previously fairly obscure discovery thing thing about the mold killing off the bacteria it looked like it might be promising and so those scientists at oxford decided to start working on it and over the course of nineteen thirty nine in nineteen forty and into nineteen forty one they turn that initial discovery into something very promising indeed speed because they end bacterial substance that alexander fleming had stumbled upon and discovered in that moldy dish a decade earlier with something that he called penicillin end by nineteen forty one those researchers at oxford had figured out how to turn that penicillin mold discovery into medical treatment and it was something quite close to eight miracle cure that could stop all kinds of infections and you know what that must have met at that particular time in that particular place right english researchers developing this miracle medical cure in nineteen forty one in england had just gone to war against germany in nineteen thirty nine and what have become the second world war by nineteen forty one things were not going awesome in that war disabled east right but this
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The legal matters show. We did not Mr. non MSNBC happy Monday, there's a lot going on tonight. We have lots to get to. Because of that I want to get this particular I little bit of news out there right away because otherwise, I'm going to be all nervous and distracted about it, until I finally spit it out. So right off the bat. Let's just get this done here goes. A few years ago in two thousand twelve I wrote a book, it was called drift, the unknowing of American military power book about how the use of the American military basically got divorced overtime from civilian politics from our political decision making process in this country. Not exactly a screaming headline tabloid topic. I know. But I had something to say about that. And so I wrote that book and two things happened. When I wrote the book that surprise me number one, the book did very well, no one was more shocked about that. I was lots of people read it, it made the best seller list for long time, which is crazy. It's still sells a bunch the teach the book in all sorts of interesting places, which I'll tell you about some time if we ever have a beer together. So that was very surprising to me, it did great knocked me over with the feather. The other thing that happened. When I published drift is that I publicly and privately swore, I would never ever another book. I only did it with drift in the first place, because I felt like I had the idea of that book, the sort of the thesis of that book inside me like burning a hole in my chest, and the idea just wouldn't leave me alone. And I felt like I had to get it off my chest in order to be able to move on with my life. But honestly, it almost killed me writing that book, I have this whole other job. Right. It takes a ton of mental space to write a book. I said, I would never do it again. And I meant it quite ernestly. Which brings me to the thing I have to announce. It turns out, I meant to never write another book. I really meant it. When I said, I wouldn't. But I lied, the same thing happened again that made me write drift in the first place. It turns out, I had another idea other like thesis and other argument another, another case to make that was driving me nuts. And I was finding it very distracting. And I felt like I couldn't get away from it because it was really stuck in me. And as much as I tried to talk myself out of it, I realized that I needed to get it off my chest. I needed to spit it out get it down on paper. And so I have this new book, and I just got the cover from the publisher, which is here. As you can see it is called blow out, and you can see the subtitle is at the top there in smaller print. It's called blowout corrupted democracy. Rogue state Russia and the richest most destructive industry on earth. Cheery right. The cover is actually a bit more apocalyptic than the tone of the book itself. I will tell you basically, I have just written a book about the oil and gas industry and the consequences of that industry, which I think are a much bigger deal than we have generally appreciated both here at home and around the world. Among other things. This book may explain to you, why you might have noticed. I have been so unhealthily obsessed with Rex Tillerson and him being US secretary of state. It's also about some of what I think underlies, the Russian decision to attack or twenty sixteen election. It's also about some heroic, teachers and journalists and activists anyway, I hope you will like it. You can pre-order it as of today, the official publication date is Toby, I, but as of right now, this hour, you can, you can get it, you can pre-order it if you go to.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"With which he impugns opponents and undermines America's standing in the eyes of the world. And that is where we are today. Welcome back to morning Joe on this Friday, August thirty first. So with us, we have White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere, Republican strategist and MSNBC political analysts. Susan Dell, you NBC news Capitol Hill correspondent and host of Casey. DC on MSNBC Casey hunt and join the conversation, former Justice department spokesman and now on MSNBC Justice into Curie analyst. Matt Miller, White House bureau chief that the Washington Post and political analyst for MSNBC NBC news, Philip Rucker. And in just a moment, we will have new poll numbers from the Washington Post and ABC news, former US attorney for the northern district develop Bama and MSNBC contributor, Joyce bans and White House reporter for Bloomberg news, Jennifer Jacobs who interviewed the president yesterday in the Oval Office. So let's start right there. With the big takeaways, Jennifer, what did he tell you about the Muller investigation? Well, we asked him if he's going to comply with the subpoena, if he gets a Muller subpoena or if he would fight it and he didn't wanna talk to us about that. He he kind of sidestepped her out that and gave us typical answer, which is we'll see, but we're told that he that they have been discussing it, we were trying to press him on whether he will still sit down with Muller. It doesn't sound like he's going to go voluntarily. So we're trying to really corner him on whether he would fight a subpoena or not, and he just wouldn't go there. So Jennifer, you also talked about Jeff Sessions attorney general in your interview saying he's safe until at least the mid terms. Where did that sort of arbitrary deadline come about? We had heard Lindsey, Graham and other Republicans saying that they were urging him to keep Jeff Sessions as AG until the midterms. We said, hey, listen, are you gonna listen to your advisers here and do that? And he said, yes. And then we said, well, what about right after the. Midterms what happens in the days after. And he said, I don't want to comment on that, but he expanded a little bit more on what irritates him about Jeff Sessions. And it all comes down to the fact that he doesn't think that Jeff Sessions is going after Democrats the way the president would like him to. He kept saying the other side, the other side colluded with the Russians he mentioned Brennan and or and all these figures that you. You see him tweet about all the time that are clearly on his mind. And he would like Jeff Sessions to quote, do his job, just want them to do a good job. He wants them to go after these Democrats Miller again. So to window into the way president of views, the United States government, which is that his attorney general is there to protect him and not to protect the constitution. Yeah, two things you take that one, the kind of delusional state. He lives in where he thinks that people like Bruce or have committed a crime which is just absurd. There's no not many allegation of or has broken department of Justice rule. Let alone committed a crime. Second, this I did that the attorney general exists to prosecute and persecute. Donald Trump's political enemies and to protect him from any investigation prosecution. It is such a twisted view of the Justice department that is really contrary to any. What any previous president, how many pretty is present has the role and Jennifer, you're in your interview. Also talking with the president about John McCain, and we have a sound bite of that the way he's handled the last week or so. Let's listen. We had our disagreements and they were very strong. Disagreements disagreed with many of the things that. I assume he believed in. But with that being said, I respect your service to the country. You said he believes he's handled the last week. Well, we know Jennifer that the coverage of the last week has eaten him up that he John McCain is being lauded on television and newspapers, and by the Republicans in congress who worked alongside John McCain, what did you pick up off the president as you discuss John McCain, we asked him point blank, did you screw this up? The White House, tribute fall short..
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The way matters show we at nine eastern on msnbc thanks to you at home for joining us this hour we do have a little bit of news to break this hour this segment in fact very happy to have you here tonight tonight i promise i will hold it together better than i did last night because there is nothing else going on in the world because the federal government and the trump administration are just cruising along fine with no problems they have nothing better to worry about right now they've decided to start something new tonight the trump administration announced plans to merge the department of education and the department of labor department of education and the department of labor have nothing to do with each other so this new report proposal from the trump administration to combine them could be seen as a nicer way of saying they're abolishing the labor department or it could be seen as a nicer way of saying they're abolishing the education department but i think a safe bet is that what this means is that they are abolishing both of them this plan i reported tonight by the wall street journal not yet formally confirmed by the white house but there's no reason to think this isn't something they'd try no reason to think this isn't what they expect to be there next brilliant move for federal government that's really on a roll right now tomorrow morning mayors from all over the country big city mayors from places like l a and seattle small city mayors some places like findlay ohio and gary indiana mayors from all over going to converge first thing tomorrow morning on tornado texas or the federal government set up that tent in kim meant to house hundreds of kids without their parents that'll be first thing in the morning so that should garner a bunch of attention both in terms of national press tomorrow morning and in terms of the hometown press coverage from from the hometowns of all of those mayor so becoming from every corner of the country to protest what the trump administration has been doing to kids on the border tornado texas has become a focal point for these public objections to what the trump administration has done because this past week it really was the first place that was identified as a purpose built new location that the trump administration was setting up to incarcerate kids under this new trump administration policy turn neo texas in that tent city were first but we have since found out about a whole bunch more locations where the trump administration is stowing these kids that they're taking last night in the nine o'clock hour the associated press broke a whole new kind of news in this scandal when they were first to report on locations being set up by the trump administration specifically for quote tender age kids so little kids toddlers and babies relocations according to the were already up and running to raymond ville to recuse me raymond ville texas combs texas and brownsville texas they're setting up these purpose built locations to incarcerate babies and toddlers the ap further reported that another location for babies and toddlers was set to be opened in a houston warehouse which the washington post identified as sitting at four hundred nineteen emancipated avenue in houston texas they plan to open that warehouse facility for babies and toddlers in coming days again babies and toddlers being held without their parents as soon as we got word of of that element of the trump administration's policy last night where they were secretly holding little kids who had been seized from their mothers and fathers last night we got this smuggled photo published in the new york times showing a toddler who's about eleven or twelve months old you can see she's in diapers crawling across a brightly colored matt in a shelter that is a little kid who has been taken away from her parents and is being held at this facility alone without them according to the times the person who took that photo believes that girl has been separated from her relatives for about a month already by the trump administration the time said the person who took the photo quote requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release an image that is about to become an important part of this story in new york city a reporter from local news station new york one today thanked quote people who were willing to.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"No this year's came out there's just came out we key leaks i love wikileaks who's wickedly stuff is unbelievable it tells you the inner heart you gotta read it spin amazing what's coming out on wikileaks did you see another one another one came in today this wikileaks is like you're treasuretrove is getting off the plane they would just announcing new wikileaks and i wanted to stay there but i didn't wanna keep you waiting let me run back into the plane and find out where i love reading those wikki links to ships came out weekly yeah the road iraq the message what was out in lear about his love for wikileaks affair it runs in the family well we're gonna get this breaking developments vineyards any time solans willie geist i don't know if you knew display going to do a picture now but for most of our career in our 20s and thirty seven if you knew this mike but really and i sometimes you connecting the dots sometimes we we were actually ran a private detective sir did right i remember that you remember that in time she needed it's very hard like connect up all the dives putin's willie likes to tell me some time that's not just the straight line there is a stray onto if you look at some of the don jr like that's one willie wrecked mess all the started calling willie clue so when he said just clueless attacked it a reporter at the story actually has the information yours best of course australia for the first time in over forty years the senate will hold a hearing on the president's authority to use nuclear weapon now this seems like a timely discussion i think so maybe a little late and will the president speak out on roy more much of the republican party has said its threatening to tear apart the gop we'll talk about all of that good morning everyone it is tuesday december fourteen when it with us we have veteran columnist and msnbc contributor michael barr nicole new york times order michael smith sh medi and and.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Right i think anything's a possibility strange things happen in life that might be a strange thing to happen but it certainly a possibility if that did happen it would be a good thing for i can tell you for north korea but it would also be good for lots of other places that it would be good for the world so i certainly it is something that could happen i don't know that it will but it would be very very nice if it did in word to the president strange things happen in life just ask hillary clinton president trump entertain the possibility of befriending north korea's dictator just hours after calling him short and sat on twitter too morning it's monday november 13th i'm nicole wallace alongside national fares analysts for nbc news and msnbc lethem hyland joe meek it and willie will all be back tomorrow morning with us this morning we have better and calmness and msnbc contributor my barnacle political reporter for the washington post and the moderator of washington week on pds robert costa former aid to the george w bush white house and state department at least jordan president of the council on foreign relations an author of the book a world in so much disarray out richard hot and why does reward over usatoday highlyprized bella leaving the clo opponent are the worst insured if certain families we will get worse it also which physical comedy but does some other comments will be coming winter we're going to come here on over we begin with those controversial remarks from president trump over whether russia meddled in the 2016 election the president sparked confusion and criticism with comments he made to reporters following a private meeting with russian president vladimir putin at the apec summit in vietnam on saturday when asked if russia's attempt to interfere in the us election came up in the conversation trump responded every time he sees me he says i didn't do that and i believe i really believe that when he tells me that he means it the president also criticised members of the us intelligence community saying quote i mean give me a break they are political hacks you have brennan who have clapper and.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The regional shows none of them stern on msnbc within the last couple of hours this evening law enforcement officials in texas have confirmed some new details about the church shooting in sutherland springs texas yesterday morning which is now claimed twenty six lives it had previously been reported that the killer had used along ghana rifles semiautomatic rifle to shoot dozens of people inside that small town church two handguns in addition were later recovered from his vehicle including one handgun that he may have used to kill himself after he crashed his car while being pursued by bystanders in rural guadeloupe county texas tonight the local sheriff confirms that they recovered fifteen ammunition magazines from the scene of the church shooting and he reports that all of them were empty now previously been reported that the gunman used thirty round magazine so extended magazines if he went through fifteen fully loaded thirty round magazines inside that church that means conceivably he may have fired off more than four hundred rounds inside that small building in addition to the fbi and local law enforcement involvement in this investigation the united states air force and the inspector general of the department of defense are now involved and that's because the nexus between the killers disastrous history in the united states air force and the question of how he was able to obtain the guns that he used in this massacre in 2012 he was serving in the air force when he was court martialled for assaulting his wife and for assaulting his infant stepson so severely that he broke the boys skull.
"msnbc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The regional show none of them stern on msnbc chuck schumer the top democrat in the united states senate is going to be joining us here live for the interview tonight i'm very much looking forward to that okay in 2014 a longstanding well respected democratic senator from iowa tom harkin retired eventually tom harkin's iowa senate seat went to republican joni ernst but because everybody knew that 2014 was going to be a good year for republicans and because republicans knew the tom harkin senate seat was a pretty good chance at a republican pick up in 2014 and it ended up being a very big an aggressive primary that was fought on the republican side to see who would get to be the republican competing for that seat that year and jodi ernst ended up winning that primary winning the c one of the people she ran against in the republican senate primary in 2014 was a locally wellknown conservative radio host and in march 2014 during that primary that talk show host didn't interview with radio iowa and the content of that interview it's stuck out a little bit at the time and i'll explain why but it sticks out a lot now in retrospect three years later given what ultimately became of that candidate now i said stuck out a little bit at the time because at the time of this radio interview in 2014 russia had just invaded ukraine and they've taken crimea from ukraine.