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Fresh update on "obama administration" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Hero shows up. Donald Trump spoke at CPAC over the weekend, and honestly, he's had a lot of good things. So here is a bit of Trump's speech. Trump speaking. See back, of course and and he went after, Biden said Biden has had a horrible first month. Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history. That's really already the Biden administration is proven. They are anti jobs, anti family, anti borders, anti energy, anti women and anti science in just one short month. We have gone from America first to America last. Okay, this sort of attack line. Is one that Republicans need to be making. It happens to be true. I know that the media have tried to make Joe Biden into a genial older fellow who's filled with empathy. His policies We've been pointing out every day on the show are extraordinarily radical, more radical in the Obama administration's policies, his take on the world that has been promulgated via his administration, which is that equity meaning? Anti racism member Max, Can you nonsense is at the center of all of his policies. That stuff is extremely radical. But on the right everybody is focusing on a look of stimulus Bill. That's too much money. I agree. It's too much money. And I agree should do your best in Congress to stop it. Also, where is the leadership calling out the actual battle for the soul of the country, Which is what does this What should the motivating ideology of the country B. Here is Trump touching an issue that many Republicans seem afraid to touch publicly. And that, of course, is the issue of trans policies being pushed by the Biden administration here. He was going after the equality. The so called equality after Orwellian Equality Act, which suggests that men ought to compete alongside women a less equal idea. It's hard to imagine he was trump going after that. Joe Biden and the Democrats or even pushing policies that.
The Biden stimulus is admirably ambitious. But it brings some big risks, too.
"Stimulus plan. Now Congress Brian they're working on a $2 trillion stimulus plan economist Larry Summers. He was an adviser for the Obama administration. He thinks that's just too big, and it's gonna bring back more inflation, The top of inflation that we haven't seen in a generation. So, Brian a big stimulus package. Is this good or bad for our retirement planning? Well, I think right now the Simmons box. Obviously good rights, propping up a lot of businesses. Lot of liquidity out the market and you see the markets hitting new new highs almost on a weekly basis. We've got some volatility, but One of them's that Larry was talking about. He was a talk economic adviser for former president Obama. He warned President Biden's proposed covert 19 relief packages too big and it could overheat the economy. And it Z. Not the only one to say that. But Summers was Treasury secretary under former President Clinton. He wrote that the proposed $1.9 trillion Timmons could ignite inflationary pressures. Off a kind that we have not seen in a generation and went on to say that Hey, this risk of inflation could have consequences for the dollar and financial stability in general and said stimulus measures of this magnitude contemplated our steps into the unknown. His remarks are really notable because Biden has received almost no pushback from Democrats in pursuit of his legislation. He has begotten a little bit on the Republican side of the aisle. But some progressives have griped about by did not go Big enough. Believe it or not, But Democrats are largely united behind the bill. But what's really interesting with this is that he's getting and hearing from the same side of the aisle for people that aren't in Congress that saying, but historically served under Democratic presidents and saying, Hey, this is probably a little bit too much Republicans have been, you know, kind of saying that, but it is going to jump start our economy. There's no doubt this is going to increase spending is going to prop up our economy. But it is probably going to lead to inflation of what we haven't seen in terms of the level in quite some time, right. But you mentioned the common, you said, overheat the economy to find that for me. Well, it's not real growth is not genuine growth. It's basically artificially induced by all the money that we're printing prior to cove in 19. Our economy was cooking on all levels, and but there was nothing that was stimulating that we had good growth. Independence on energy manufacturing was up real estate. But now, ah lot of the stuff that's being supporters being supported by government dollars While we need to get these businesses propped up and we need to give businesses open and things like that the amount of money that we're printing And pumping into this economy. It's going to inevitably lead to inflation it it has to when we're printing this much money as we are, and all I'm saying is, it's overheating because it's not real, in terms of where we were a year ago with this time, Hey, that was a lot more legitimate before the government basically just pulled the breaker on the whole economy and You know and manually shut it down. So do we need t Get back? Yeah, absolutely Do we need to keep putting this much money into it? I think it's going to depend on on where you're sitting right now. Right? If you're a technology, and you're here Cos been going great. And it's okay to work remote from home. That's great. If you're a restaurant guy he's been, you know, operating at 25% capacity and you were closed for out of the past eight months, because hey, I need I need to pee Pee pee plan I need Relief for my employees, So it really depends on what side of the island and you know where you are in the spectrum of how this pandemic has impacted you from a business standpoint from a personal standpoint, and that's not equal for everybody for sure. Okay, Michaela, I
Fresh "Obama administration" from Sean Hannity
"Extra minutes. They're back from San Phillipe. Get in London and the Gulf Coast windows dot com 24 hour traffic center. One more day of some rain showers in the forecast here for Southeast Texas Rich flow up from Mexico in the Pacific, keeping our humidity high today and tracking a couple of hitting the showers on radar, heaviest rains to our north range today less than half inch force and a high of 72 this afternoon 49 tonight and then we see a north wind tomorrow and Wednesday and dry things out highs in the sixties lows in the forties. Meteorologist Scott Larrimore at the Weather Channel 61 in Galveston, 56. Spring 58 under cloudy skies of Houston, the ktrh John More services. 24 hour Weather Center. KTRH news time. Three. Oh, one our top story, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro, my darkest insist there is not a crisis at the southern border. There are around 4000 illegal border crossings every day, according to Mark Morgan, who is the former acting head of U. S customs and Border protection. So I asked secretary my orchids, and I really reminded him of something that one of his predecessors under the Obama administration secretary Jay Johnson said, which was that just 1000 border crossings today constitutes a crisis and really overwhelmed the system. But secretary me or kiss.
Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes
"Bind today told reporters he is sticking with his nominee for White House budget director despite objections from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. NPR's Scott Horsley reports matching says he'll vote against nominee Neera Tanden because of her past partisan remarks. Neera Tanden is a longtime Democratic policy advisor who served in both the Clinton and Obama administration's. But it's her sharp elbowed Twitter feed. That's put her nomination in jeopardy, with critics on both the right and the left. Hand and apologize for tweets, comparing Senator Ted Cruz to a vampire and Lycan in GOP leader Mitch McConnell to a Harry Potter villain. But mansion warns her overtly partisan statements could have a toxic impact on congressional relations with the budget office. Given Democrats razor thin margin in the Senate Mansions defection could Sink Tendons nomination unless a Republican senator across the aisle and supports her.
Biden addresses the Munich Security Conference, Rescinds Trump's Sanctions on Iran
"The biden administration wants to talk to iranian leaders about rejoining the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement. Let's recall here. Donald trump withdrew the us from that deal and restored sanctions on iran. That put the us at odds with us. Allies who remain part of the agreement along with other world powers today in his first speech to world leaders. President biden lays out his plan. Npr white house correspondent gordonia as is following this story. Good morning frank. Oh good morning. Well what do we expect to hear. President biden say about iran. Well senior officials told us yesterday that the united states is ready to accept an invitation from the european union to hold talks with iran about its nuclear program. Of course obviously the former president donald trump had quit the deal that was aimed at curbing. Iran's nuclear program biden said during the campaign that he was ready to take steps to rejoin the international pack but his team has repeatedly said that iran. I needed come. Back into compliance officials said yesterday that biden will not get into specifics about timetables but added that. He's keen to hear what iran has to say. And it's still really unclear if the run would even accept such an offer. They had demanded that sanctions be lifted. I but regardless. This is a big step toward diplomacy with iran which we have not seen in four years. I'm struck by the language that the us is ready to accept an invitation from the european union and it makes me wonder does biden have to convince us allies that we are prepared to work with them again. We will work with them again. I mean short. Yes i mean. We expect that biden today is really going to dig into his. America is back message. A senior official told us last night that the speech would be a quote confident. Clarion call for european allies to work together on global challenges. He'll talk about working together on the pandemic as well as other issues like arms control cyber hacking and climate change and to prove that commitment he plans to announce a four billion dollar contribution to kovacs. That's the international fund to help get covert vaccines to the poorest countries. The president will be making this speech to the munich. Security conference virtually. He won't be there in person. Of course who is going to be speaking to today you know. He is a very familiar face at this conference which is kind of who's who of people involved in national security around the world the leaders of germany france and the united kingdom will also be there. But you know as we've noted. There's a lot of uncertainty about the united states commitment to trans atlantic affairs. Here's actually charles corruption. Who was a senior adviser in the obama administration talking about that. The biggest change is that by will be speaking to europeans after a period in which electorates on both sides of the atlantic have looked into the abyss. And what that means is that americans and europeans remain in shock about the growth of global populism which has raised questions about the stability of liberal democracies as we
Justice Department drops challenge to California net neutrality rules
"Earlier this week. Department of justice dropped its challenge of california's net neutrality law. You might remember. The california introduced law after the trump administration rolled back the obama era policy which was creating more equal internet access. Trumping the doj's challenge could signal a return to net neutrality. So here to get us back up to speed and discuss what the impact of a change be is. Our reporter drew fitzgerald. Hey drew thanks for joining me shortly. So it's been a little while since we've talked about net neutrality and this is a complicated topic besides start here with a little bit of a primer. Can you explain what neutrality means and where it comes from well net neutrality. Is the idea that the company providing you access to the internet whether it's through cable a cell phone connection satellites. Whatever can't pick favorites if you're shopping online or watching netflix. Video or talking to people on zoom. Your internet provider shouldn't get away of those activities by blocking traffic or slowing. Some of the data down to make other services were better. That's the principle in practice. The federal government under president obama road rules discouraging a lot of activity with some exceptions. There were some loopholes that allow for a little bit more traffic management for cell phone providers. There were other rules dealing with privacy but on the whole it prevented the sort of blocking or throttling traffic. That open internet advocates had really worried about. What's the argument on each side of this issue. Will supporters of these rules argue that the modern economy flourished really because internet providers didn't control things too much look at google and amazon also look at net flicks that exploded even though provided entertainment. That competes directly with some of the cable tv providers. That were serving their netflix videos. Over the internet deponent's net neutrality. Rules argued that they're not really needed. Because these companies provide internet service and if they blocked or seriously degraded some of the websites and content that their customers want customers. We get mad and it would be bad business. Another argument against the net neutrality. Rules especially in washington has been that it would open the door to price regulation to setting prices. That's something that companies like. At and t. and comcast are very fearful of don't want the government involved in got it so net neutrality policies again. That's the idea that internet service providers shouldn't be able to pick favorites. That was an obama era policy. What was the trump administration's approach. Where did they follow. And how do they handle. Net neutrality will the trump administration opposed those rules and the new chairman of the fcc at the time named by president trump rewrote them They introduced new regulations that completely revoked the guidelines that the democratic led. Fcc headset few years before they also tried to make rules. That would deter states from writing their own regulations and they argued that the state of california had overstepped its authority when it filled the gulf and and wrote its own rules right and let's talk about that. California's law escalated into legal battle with president trump's. Doj what happened there. And why is it so significant that this happened in california. Yeah that's right. California did pass this law during the trump administration to try to protect the types of activities that the obama administration had supported and california's not ordinary states. The biggest state in the country as we've seen with other sorts of rules on greenhouse gas emissions internet privacy. If they pass a law that is sustained. It has the effect of really setting the agenda on a national level. A national company can't very well have rules for the rest of the country and ignore a with forty million people in it so it has the effect or it would have the effect of protecting net neutrality principles on a national level if it were put into effect now. The important thing to remember is that those rules have gone into effect yet. Pending legal challenges right and among them was a lawsuit from the trump administration's department of justice. But now that the new biden administration is in office. There department of justice is dropping that suit against california's net neutrality law. What does that tell us about how this administration could approach this issue. Well it tells us two things one is that the biden administration like most democrats still supports neutrality. Rules that are enforceable and doesn't want to get in the way of what california's doing they're aligned in their ideals. They're the second thing it tells us. Is that the diner administration. Ministration should be eager to have those california rules go into effect and become the law of the land essentially because it doesn't yet have a lot of power to act on a federal level. The fcc today is led by acting chairwoman jessica rosenworcel but is a two to split by administration. Hasn't yet named another commissioner to fill the five member commission or named a permanent chair person which really ties the commission's hand in writing the sort of sweeping rules that it did under the obama administration
Biden Administration Pauses Trump's TikTok Ban, Backs Off Pressure To Sell App
"About one of today's big stories, and I'll let Julia T Essa Thanks, Doug. What about an administration is signaling it will slow down an effort to force Tic tac toe unwind. It's US operations. Joining us to discuss is Nick Wadhams Bloomberg News State Department reporter. So this is something that former President Trump was very keen on in his final year of office. Is this a case of the bottom administration kind of saying this is not at the top of our priorities? Or is it more a case of Let's just hold on this and And investigate a little bit further. Well, it's ERM all of the above. One of the interesting wrinkles about this whole thing was after a lot of noise and Uh, stuff like that, with in the middle of the Trump administration, actually, a zoo the end approach. The election approached the Trump Administration to really sort of stepped off the gas on the TIC tac sale, So they had really pushed forward with this, but In the waning days of the administration, actually tick talk and the regulators and Oracle and Wal Mart the companies that were involved in this deal. We're actually having a hard time getting in touch with the officials who were responsible for Really pushing it through. So what we're seeing from the Biden administration is of their very much telegraphing that this is not a priority for them. They want to continue to go through to see how this went down. To see what happened. But this is not going to be something they're pushing for. At the same time, they're saying they're gonna let A separate process run its course, which is essentially US regulators looking into the terms of just bite dances, operations in the United States and potential security risks whether there's any transfer of American customer data back to China. That's continuing. Yes, we're told that representatives of bike dance, the parent company of Tic Tac have been talking to Sophia's over security guarantees. But this really goes to the nature of the U. S. China relations. They were very different. Under the Trump administration, from what we came to know, through the Obama administration and now with it, Biden administration. Is it going to be a little bit of mean reversion here or We really have to look at a new world that has been predicated on everything that happened under the Trump administration. Well, it xcar tingly, nuanced. On the one hand. It is very interesting the bike administration saying, Let's and we agree with the Trump administration's tougher tone toward China, and that's something there. They're going to continue, But they say that the devil is really in the detail. Okay, We agree with the strategy, but we do not Agree with the tactics and that was always one of the things about how the Trump administration went after this Tic Tac example was the perfect one because there were so many issues that the U. S. Has disputes with China over but singling out TIC Tac, this app that is extremely popular in the United States. It's not really clear. How American customer data could really be seriously threatened. It was always a nod one why they were going after Tic Tac in particular. So they're saying essentially that they're going to take a more strategic approach. Let's talk about
Election of Democratic chair portends change at post office
"Former labor leader with ties to the Obama administration has been elected chairman of the US postal service board of governors marking the first step in a potential shake up Ron Blum who is with the United steel workers union and an adviser during the auto industry bailout was elected by fellow members of the postal service board of governors to serve as its new leader ousting former Republican National Committee chair Mike Duncan who does remain on the governing board there were calls for president bite into outright fire Postmaster General Lewis to joy appointed by president trump who's been blamed for service cutbacks the delayed absentee ballots made mail late and led to a dismal on time performance during the holidays in a pandemic but only the board can fire the Postmaster General but a president can use appointments to reshape the board which currently has a Republican majority Jackie Quinn Washington
Iran’s supreme leader says U.S. must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to nuclear deal
"Urging President Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal. He also said his parliament passed legislation forcing them to harness nuclear stance. That's if US sanctions are not eased by February. The 21st. Those sanctions were re imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2018 as he was abandoning the deal done under deal Obama administration by in his exploring ways to restore the deal, Iran was the sanctions eased before they resume compliance with that deal, A federal judge
"Days ago. We observed the thirty fifth anniversary of the space shuttle. Challenger's bush in the killed seven brave astronauts and a chance to actually get into that. I just thought it kind of bring the room down and it would it. Would basically a habit gets reflect back on the failure that the shuttle program eventually became. I'm man i'm and it's arguable. That the shuttle missions were a failure but it just Conversations before with people who said it's the equivalent of taking a bus out of the garage. Hang around the earth a couple times. That's all it was but you know it was interesting. At least the space program had something going on at the time. And i thought it would. I even met a shuttle astronaut Good guy Just that by the time We had a conversation on a cable channel about moon landing in. I didn't like each other afterwards. And i i didn't. I didn't wanna cause trouble with him. In fact he was just an amazing astronaut. Let's astronaut my god guys space. You know pro. You know again. I look at astronauts. It's like i. I'd look at a veteran. Or i look at a soldier who fights. I mean they got more than i do. I sit studio. And gripe all the time but i just you know. I was amazed by The he was not my first astronaut. I've met a few Never met buzz aldrin or ordeal armstrong. Or anybody like that. A few shuttle astronauts. I've i've met a former nasa. Well no i interviewed chuck cernan but i was never. I interviewed him over the phone. So i i don't know i just have an affinity for space i i i love it because of course i love the topic of aliens. Ufo's avi lopburi more. We come on. Space travels amazing. I mean we'd star trek star wars. These are things. I really like And you know noticing too. I grew up in utah. Where more than fire call was twenty miles away thirty miles away from where i lived and this is where the rings were made for the space shuttle program of course the failed challenger explosion was because of the ordering problems were more than thiokol and only two failures in the whole space shuttle program where people were killed. Astronauts were killed. No real new information though. That was out there and You know and we kept being promised this was just you know the shuttle program was going to be used to not only take the bus out for a dry but it was also going to be used to go to the space station and bring astronauts food and stuff and now well for the longest time we were contracting russia. We're having a deal with russia to send astronauts to the space shuttle to the space station to well actually said food to the space as well and i thought why are we relying on russia in and this whole nonsense about how russia was our enemy and everything. They're our enemy. Why are they helping us with our space program. Just didn't make any sense. But yeah i mean looking back at our field. Space programs is important. Indicate that president. Barack obama crippled dass his efforts to send astronauts beyond low earth orbit. When obama came into office. he didn't want a number of other. Presidents have done to determine their goals for nasa. He formed a presidential commission to study the space agency and then he came up with some recommendations so he you a committee the committee. You basically. you're saying well. I think there are far more important things. We need to invest our money. And so i'm gonna cut your budget. You know basically what area. We're gonna bring you altogether. Cut your budget. So you're going to have to deal with you know whatever that's all it's been cutting budget and budget cutting and and And so that's why you have now space x that's why you have You know these other companies visas and others who want to do space because you know space has been neglected. The budgets have been neglected in our government for some time but we had a lot of conservative presidents like george w bush and of course donald trump. Who said yeah. We're all the speech program. Let's get it going. And the reason why is because there's brooke obama once said and this is one of the reasons why he basically said no to you know exorbitant budgets for space. He says well. You know spaces. In america. First issue. And we should be more universal. We she wore. We wore worldly with our concepts in our conquest of space. We need to do you know we didn't do it all together as a world. It's a it's a world bring people together in a world government or world philosophy. I think reagan kinda hinted to what he said. You know our differences worldwide would vanish. We were facing an alien threat from outside of this world but that was an alien threat. That was the idea that if there were aliens out there wanting to eat us then we would certainly band together as a group. I mean that's what independence day was all about right. See the independence day. Movie or armageddon were nasa saves the day. You know it's time and time again. We get told it. Our space program is amazing. Well yeah they do amazing things. But it's not as amazing as it used to be. I mean lockheed. Martin ceo norm augustine Headed up the augustine commission during the obama administration actually was named after maga sanofi headed up with the. It's called the augustine commission and basically they returned with a set of recommendations after few wants convening during the obama administration so the commission found the program then in existence project constellation was not execute under any reasonable
Buttigieg wins Senate confirmation as transportation secretary
"Cabinet picks were confirmed by the U. S Senate today. Making history in the process. Former presidential candidate people booted Kage was confirmed to lead the Transportation Department on a bipartisan basis. 86 13 Making him the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a Cabinet post. The Senate also confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He's the first Latino and the first immigrant American to do so. Thank you, Christina. Honest. Ed reports the historic confirmations of Alejandro Mayorkas, his homeland Security secretary, and Pete Buddha judges, Transportation secretary were acknowledged by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Mr May or Kisses, qualifications are unassailable. He's a seven year veteran of the DHS. Has already been confirmed by this chamber. 33 Times. Like most of President Biden's Cabinet nominees, his nomination is also history making. He will be the first Latino and first immigrant toe hold the top job at DHS. Mr Buddha Judge known to many simply is Mayor Pete has demonstrated impressive familiarity with our nation's entire transportation challenges. I know that Mr Buddha judges committed to working with members from both sides to improve rail and transit highways and more in rural communities, urban centers and everywhere in between. What a judge is the first openly gay Cabinet secretary. The Afghanistan War veteran Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar was also a mayor of Bend, Indiana, where he initiated a Smart streets program to make the downtown more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly while spurring hundreds of millions of dollars in economic investment. Washington Democrat Maria Cantwell expressed high hopes for the 39 year old transportation secretary. He's a young, energetic mayor who is going to help us usher in a new era of transportation. You will have to think about issues of ensuring safety with new autonomous vehicle technologies and under manned aircraft. He'll have to promote stronger emission standards for automobiles, aviation and maritime industries. I have to support the continued growth of electric vehicle in infrastructure. He'll have to make big investments and gain changing projects that will help us move freight more cost effectively through our nation Booted judge's nomination sailed through the Senate on a vote of 86 to 13. My orchestra child Cuban immigrant whose mother fled the Holocaust to Cuba was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security with a much narrower near party line. Vote 56 to 43. Republicans blocked and later stalled the vote because of President Joe Biden's immigration policies and questionable actions My Orkest took during the Obama administration when he oversaw the investor visa program and Office of Inspector General Report criticized him for an appearance of favoritism and granting US residency. Of foreign investors from China who are backing a project of Hillary Clinton's brother. The investigation found he interfered and directed the approval of three projects backed by prominent Democrats, overruling staff recommendations. When he ran the immigration services Agency. Here's minority leader Republican Satur Mitch McConnell, miss from New Yorkers stood his best turn US citizenship. On immigration services into an unethical favor of factory or Democratic party royalty. Commoners. Diggins feature. Hollywood executives. Senate majority leader from Nevada. They all receive special treatment to a degree that stunned and disturb the Obama administration's own inspector general. Over at that department. We're talking about shoving through green cards as political favors. An intervening the overturned in aisles. But a handful of Republicans joined Democrats in approving my orcas anyways, noting the importance of having a leader at the DHS. During a tumultuous time in the wake of the Capitol siege last month that left six people dead in his defense. My orcas has said he made decisions to right wrongs and visa applications for both Republicans and Democrats. Under
Immigration Under Biden Administration: Reversing Trump's Policies
"Inskeep. Today, President Biden moves to reverse one of his predecessors. Signature acts, one that separated many Children from their parents. Donald Trump, you will remember ran on promises to build a giant border wall. He never finished, but he did impose a policy of deliberately separating parents and Children at the border. When that policy drew outrage. Officials blamed it on the Obama administration. But an investigation found, Trump's attorney general insisted on arresting migrants in a way that would separate families and didn't pay enough attention to the effects that had on Children. Now violence administration plans executive orders to change that and other policies. Which NPR White House correspondent Franco or Dhoni asses covering Franco. Good morning. Good morning, Steve. What's biting going to do differently? Well, One of the things that he's going to do is revoked Trump's actions that sought to justify this separation and the order will create this task force that will work across agencies and interest groups to help track down the missing parents of hundreds of Children. Task force will then work on the best way to reunite the kids with their parents. I guess we should mention some families were reunited. But in many other cases, federal authorities just kind of threw up their hands is gosh, we don't know how to do this or where these people are. Do they know what they're going to do now? Yeah, it's a challenging job because so many of the records aren't all there. And officials don't even know how many kids there are or who all their parents are. And there has been a lot of questions about whether the Biden administration will help bring the parents back to the United States, which the Trump administration would not do. A senior administration told me that reuniting in the United States was one of the options but that it will be a decision up to the task for us. What else is Biden announcing on immigration today? Well. One directive calls for a top to bottom review of Trump's changes to the legal immigration system, and that would include getting rid of Trump's public charge rule which prevented immigrants from getting permanent residents basically green cards if they were likely to require public benefits. And another takes a close look at border policies that includes ending requirements that migrants seeking asylum in the United States before STO wait in Mexico or another third country in Central America. That doesn't mean they can come back. The team needs to put together a new system to process asylum cases. But that's gonna take some time. So reversing Trump's executive actions is one thing. But Biden himself will face pressure from immigration advocates to do something about immigration reform, which he's already proposed to Congress. Is this going far enough for people? Yeah, There's gonna be a lot of pressure. I mean, you know, a lot of people are a lot of activists are concerned he won't fulfill his promises. And these activists frankly want Biden to do a lot more to counter all the things that Trump did to make life increasingly difficult for the 11 million undocumented people in the country. Obviously, there are a lot of pressing issues right now Cove it climate, racial equity, and these activists want to make sure immigration is not lost in the shuffle. But the Biden team says these executive actions or
Unpacking Biden's Executive Orders Advancing Racial Equity And Tribal Sovereignty
"Faith and morality require. Among the executive orders He's signed since arriving in the Oval Office for are aimed at advancing racial equity and tribal sovereignty. Earlier this week, we spoke with the Brookings Institution's Andre Perry about one of those initiatives. Tackling discriminatory federal housing policies. I do think this is a start. You have to start somewhere you start with HUD and hopefully mo mentum from the public. Can encourage these other areas to make change. We called on three experts to address the other pillars of the Biden plan, reaffirming tribal sovereignty, ending the federal government's use of private prisons and condemning discrimination, bias and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Ethel Branches. A former attorney general for the Navajo Nation. Paul Butler, is a former prosecutor and author and professor at Georgetown Law and from Citizen University and the Aspen Institute. Eric Liu. I started off by asking. Will these executive orders make a difference? Ethel Branch spoke first. Absolutely. It sends a strong message. Using the language of equity is very hopeful. It's a needed reaffirm INTs to Indian country that this administration's engagement with Indian nations will be very different from the last administration and also signals that some of the things that were under way under the Obama administration will be put back into place. But I think this is just a start. If President Biden really wants to reaffirm tribal sovereignty we need to start talking about Lifting the federal chains essentially that restrict tries from controlling their territory and governing with respect to their people. And Eric Liu, you have written about the experience of Chinese American families. I wonder what you make of this order fighting xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I think President Trump created a frame of permission. That it was okay to be casually racist toward Asian Americans and people of Asian descent. And, as with so much of President Trump's racism he could say, at least on the surface, plausibly. Oh, I didn't mean that that's not meant to be that you're being too sensitive. But I think anybody of actual Asian descent could feel the vibe of disrespect and menace and the form of disrespect comes in this way in particular. Which is You look Asian. I don't really care whether you're Asian, American or Asian from Asia. I'm going to see you as a threat. I'm going to see you as a problem. I'm going to see his escape goat President Biden Simply by changing the tone simply by refusing to speak in that way, makes a big difference. I want to turn to
Calculating the social cost of carbon
"The new biden administration announced on day. One has plans to recalculate the social cost of carbon. It's basically a way of estimating the economic toll of greenhouse gases produced today on future generations staff writer. Paul discusses why this value is so important and how it will be determined next up researcher in barker talks about the sounds of naked mole. Rats you may already know that these amazing mammals are pain and cancer resistant. But did you know that they make these little chirps to identify themselves. As members of their colony as a new administration comes into power in the united states. We're seeing some swift changes in certain scientific areas rejoining the who the paris climate agreement. A new director of the office of science technology and among these early moves the biden administration has also asked for a recalibration of the social cost of carbon staff writer. Paul loosen is here to talk about this change. Hypo hello high. So this was announced on the first day biden was in office that the cost of carbon to future generations needs to be looked at. What exactly are they counting here. This gets pretty pretty quickly. But the social cost of carbon essentially is used in all the big regulatory decisions that the government makes it essentially takes the economic damage which really reflects the damage to our everyday. Lives will come with a policy that allows more greenhouse gas emissions or less greenhouse gas emissions. Now runs it out through the future then comes back to put a number on what those emissions are going to cost us so it's like a price on carbon except it's not it's not a carbon tax or anything what was happening under trump. So obama had put this all together under his administration when trump came in they may to small changes that drastically decrease the number so i instead reflecting the damage done to the entire world. It looked only at the damage. Done the united states in the future and it increase some as called the discount rate which is essentially how we value future generations. And what we can do with when we get wealthier to kind of a combination of those two you increase that enough. You essentially go far enough in a future. You don't care what happens. There was basically a devaluing down to a dollar per tonne of carbon. Co two in some circumstances before. Gets you what it's going to be potentially in the next Four years how will this carbon cost be calculated. Now what are they gonna take an how. What are these numbers that we just mentioned about discount and how far into the future. We look how those going to be calculated before said they'll go back to the global damage feel bama administration news and they have to timespans here. I a rapid thirty day revision and then a year long final update that rapid thirty day revision. They could either go back to the obama era policies or they could even set the discount rate lower. Which many economists think is appropriate and new york state actually in their own calculation late last year. What might devalue be then for this short palpitation. The thirty day one or the yearlong. How would it compare to that one dollar amount that you talked about. Possibly within thirty days it could go up to one hundred. Twenty five dollars per tonne. That discount rate is a powerful thing on its own so that's moving from three percent to a two percent rate everything staying the same including global damages. There are a lot more changes that could happen for that year. Long update that could reflect a lot of new signs and new methods are now going into the bottles that form this number. What are people looking at with respect to climate. Let's take that first. How might that be different than what was considered under the obama administration so these economic models scott integrated assessment models that you're used to produce all this you know they have lots of knobs the climate models like this very simple climate models are built into them didn't really reflect the best science particularly. They warmed to slow compared to more complex models. Now there have been a few new simple models felt by climate scientists that more accurately reflect that consensus so those can probably be used and one big change is. There's been a group of economists and climate scientists who've been putting together these econometric estimates of the future damage of climate change damage from climate pile uncertainty onto uncertainty. They take these massive data sets from as many countries as they could find globally and look at short term variations over a couple of decades or shifting weather use that to try and extrapolate out into the future to some extent so there's more data informing is policies even if they are ultimately uncertain
Senator Cantwell talks about tribal broadband at confirmation hearing
"This is national native news antonio gonzales the biden administration says it's ordered a pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands does not apply to tribal nations the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports the administration issued the clarification after the chairman of the youth indian tribe called the initial. Moratorium direct attack on tribal sovereignty. Stephen fast tourists of the northern arapaho. Business council agreed that would impact all of our guests tribes. Pretty bad it would triple fast. Horror says those tribes rely on oil and gas revenue to pay for social services and unlike state and local governments. They don't have a tax base to back on. The issue is thornier for climate activists. Gold tooth with the nonprofit indigenous environmental network. It's nice to see them. Ministration recognized travel it is disheartening to the tribes. The use that to continue fossil fuel extraction moving forward gold tooth hopes to biden will support tribes in divesting from fossil fuel industry for national native news. I'm savannah mar this week. President biden signed a memorandum on tribal consultation. It directs all executive departments and agencies to engage a regular consultation with tribes agencies. Have ninety days to come up with a plan. Tribal leaders across the country are welcoming the memo in a statement principal chief of the cherokee nation. Chuck hoskin junior applauded. The action hoskins says meaningful consultation is vital to treble governments to have a seat at the table to shape policy and hold the federal government responsible. He says the memorandum is the first comprehensive white house affirmation of mandatory consultation with tribes since two thousand nine the tribal consultation follow directives laid out by the obama administration. President biden says he's committed to honoring tribal sovereignty and including tribal voices and policy and hopes to strengthen the government's relationship with tribes this week washington. Us senator. Maria cantwell address. President biden's nominee for us. Secretary of commerce rhode island governor gina raimondo and talked about tribal broadband. Steve jackson has more. Senator can't will introduce legislation last session. That would accelerate the deployment of broadband services to tribal communities by setting aside fcc and usda funds for deployment on tribal lands at the confirmation hearing for commerce secretary. Can't well made governor raimondo. Aware of the issue and the secretary will inherit a new program as part of the kobe. Bill the tribal broadband connectivity program. It two thousand nineteen report from. Fcc found that less than half of households in indian country have access to high speed broadband services a twenty percent gap from non tribal areas. And so i hope that we will be able to get good administration of that program. The cova pandemic has only increased the problem of limited broadband. Dude at more people working from home as well as distance learning for students for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane alaskan native artist and illustrator. Michaela goad was honored by the american library association. This week with the randolph called toco metal. She said to be the first native american to win the award. A member of the central council of lincoln and haida indian tribes go was recognized for most distinguished american picture book for children. We are water protectors. The book written by carol lindstrom turtle mountain honors water protectors for fighting for indigenous rights and environmental justice. Awards were announced during the association's virtual midwinter gathering. I'm antonio
Biden orders DOJ to phase out private prison contracts
"To end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies. Moves calmness Biden signed for executive orders to spotlight His administration's effort to make combating racial justice is central focus of his Residency. KPN Face Kristina Honest Ed reports. The four executive orders are aimed Com batting racial injustice and inequity. Thay include a direct hit at the prison industrial complex by directing the Department of Justice to end its contracts with private prisons. Here's President Joe Biden. Industry that houses three child, the trainees and detainees and federal prisoners. The executive order directs the attorney general to declined to renew contracts with privately operated criminal facilities. Step we started to take in the end of the Obama administration and was reversed under the previous administration. This is the first step to stop corporation from profiting off of incarcerated incarceration that is less humane and less safe is the study show. And it is just the beginning to my administration's plan to address systemic problems in our criminal justice system, while African Americans make up 13% of the U. S population They're disproportionately incarcerated and nearly 40% of the federal prison population, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Biden's order seeks to undo some of that inequity. But it's limited in scope and applies to roughly 9% of the federal prison population. It's nearly 15,000 incarcerated individuals. Out of 152,000 federal inmates. The order does not include federal prison contracts with other agencies like ice immigrations and Customs enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants. Federal Bureau of Prisons had already opted not to renew some private prison contracts in recent months since the number of inmates dwindled and thousands were released to home confinement because of the Corona virus pandemic. Another executive order condemns
Senate Confirms Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State
"The U. S. Senate signing off on President Biden's nominee for secretary of state President Biden's choice for top diplomat, One bipartisan support. Antony Blinken has been confirmed Secretary of State by the Senate with a 78 22 vote. Blinking is a veteran of the State Department, previously serving his deputy secretary of state and deputy National security advisor during the Obama administration. President Biden plans to re orient U. S foreign policy already rejoining the Paris climate accord and signaling an openness to re engaging with Iran in the international nuclear deal. Senate's Homeland Security Committee also advanced. Alejandro May or Kisses nomination to lead the Department of Homeland Security, setting up a full Senate vote
Senate confirms Antony Blinken as secretary of state
"Less than its signing off on the president's nominee for secretary of state President Biden's choice for top diplomat, One bipartisan support Antony Blinken has been confirmed Secretary of State by the Senate with a 78 22 vote. Blinking is a veteran of the State Department, previously serving his deputy secretary of state and deputy National security advisor during the Obama administration. President Biden plans to re orient U. S foreign policy already rejoining the Paris climate accord and signaling an openness to re engaging with Iran in the international nuclear deal. The Senate's Homeland Security Committee also advanced Alejandro Mayorkas, his nomination to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Setting up a full Senate
Biden administration to move forward with Harriet Tubman on the $20
"Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. President Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki said today that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 Bill. Obama administration's Treasury secretary, Jack Lew, had picked up in to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, on the 20. But Tubman's fate had been in doubt since the 2016 presidential campaign. Based on some critical comments by then candidate Donald Trump, who had branded the move pure political correctness. And then a couple of years ago, his Treasury secretary, Steve mention, slow the process to this point. Where now Biden's press secretary stand. They're gonna speed it up once again.
White House recommits to getting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill after Trump delay
"Looks like Harriet Tubman once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden's press secretary, Jen Psaki said today that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the 20 Obama administration. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had picked Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president. But Tubman's Fayed had been in doubt since the 2016 presidential campaign based on critical comments by then candidate Donald Trump, who branded the move pure political correctness and then his Treasury secretary, Steven Ocean. Slow rolled the process a couple years ago.
"obama administration" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Andrew to sixty four thousand paint your life celebrate the moments that matter most so. This is a good time. We're GONNA talk more about the the virus in reopening and all that stuff but let's talk about when we're talking about the way. The press sells stories. Let's talk about this story about this kid who was shot in Georgia. Okay I'm odd are Bere- I guess is pronounced and He was a guy. These two guys said that they thought he was a burglary suspect. There's video of them stopping him. He's running down the street. He looks like he's jogging They stop him with the guns because they think he's committed burglaries and it goes off screen but it looks like he's grabbed the gun and struggling with them and they shoot him dead. Okay now. Here's what a very interesting thing that you know pressing media. They try to paint the dead guy as a saint and he's a jogger and he's just not. I don't know I don't know the truth yet because it's very hard to get at the truth new situations and the people who are supporting shooters are saying. Well no he's a dishonest Guyanese record and he's with burglary suspect and they put out a video of him walking into a construction site. And My colleague Matt Walsh Said that's ridiculous. Guys go on construction sites all the time and I said that is one hundred percent correct. I do this all the time I mean. I don't know what it is. It comes with the testosterone. I see construction. I walk in and I look around. I do it all the time and I know a lot of guys who had in New York City. When they have fences in front of constructions they have holes cut in the fences. And you can go down the street and there are guys with their faces stuck in the holes guys like looking at construction sites so immediately immediately I got attack. Walsh was really under fire but I got attacked for saying what I said. Which was like yeah? This is not proof of anything and people wingers screaming at me over the daily wire neoliberal daily. Wire people you all. Have you all coordinate? Your ideas and your opinions and this and the official opinion crap if there's if there's an official opinion of the daily wire no one's told me I don't know anything about it and if I didn't agree with it I wouldn't say it. Okay this is the thing so I'm just telling the Information. But here's here's the thing that really bothers me okay. There are two sides to this one is there are about forty five murders a day. In the United States of America you tell murders murder. Local murder story becomes national. If if it has some if it represents something an issue that we should be talking about or it's just so elaborate and you know like spectacular like the OJ. Simpson killing that. We just want to find out about it. This is not the case this does not. There's no spate of killings of black people by white people miss country. Black people were killed by other black people. That's the issue if you WANNA talk about murder. The issue is the murder rate among black people by other black people. There's no movement to kill black people by white people and all this tunnel he coat black bodies things. It's all nonsense because the fact show that it's nonsense so the very fact that this is in the national news is immediately suspect as narrative. Okay and I know that makes right-wingers angry. I understand why that would make right. Wingers angry you saying. Why are we paying attention to this? Why are we paying attention to the fact They are one of our producers. Austin Stevens pointed out that in Georgia where they opened up they completely opened up. The Chinese flu rate is going down so they're locked in Plebeian locked place forever. Wasn't helping anything. So maybe they're distracting from that. So why why are we listening to this? And right wingers get angry and they start saying things. I keep hearing. I hear people saying things like hey you know if you walked onto a construction site without permission you know. That's I mean these are the same people who are telling you that if anybody tells you can't go to the beach during a health crisis the constitution is on fire but suddenly if you walk into construction site it's fine to shoot and then they say well if somebody points a gun at you you don't listen. Here's the thing. I am a hundred percent supporter of the Second Amendment. I support standard ground walls. I think black lives matter a scam. That was promulgated by the Obama Administration to to the police and distract from the failures of the Obama Administration. What the Hell is the defense in this case I? I mean I'm strong supporter of the Second Amendment and self. What's your defense? If every word these shooters says is true they're still guilty right if everywhere they say is true. We thought he was a burglar he was a burglar. He fought with us over the gun. You're still guilty. I don't know if that's manslaughter or murder or not. I'm not a up on the law that much that I would know which of those things it is. You can't hunt somebody down with guns. Who committed a non violent crime in another area? That is not the way this works so well. It's a citizens arrest. You can't make citizens arrest with guns for a non violent crime that happened in another area. Call the damn police. Whatever happened here. Listen I'm just saying I'm just saying I don't think this is a story about American racism. I don't think it's a national story. I don't think it's any of those things all. I'll show you some of the the creation of narrative in real time. I'll show you the nonsense. They do and I know we get angry about this but we're not going to become. We're not going to become what they say. We are just a fight with them. Right I mean. We're not doing the race thing. We're not going to become racist y because our philosophies based Christianity whether you're a believer or not is based on Judeo Christianity in which we know that men and women are made in the image of God and therefore we don't hate them for the way they made. Because we're looking at the image of God so we don't do that right and so I don't WanNa hear about this Demogra- it's demographics. This is garbage. I understand I do understand why people get upset but the right false for the stuff all the time they say X so we say why they say black we say white. No no if you go after guy with guns and he grabs the gun and shoot him. That's on you in no business. I don't care if this guy if this guy is in your home burglar in your home and you shoot him I would you know sure. What's he doing here all right but if three days ago he burgled somebody and you think this is the guy even if it turns out. You're right because it might turn out. You're wrong and you point a shotgun at him and blow him away in the ensuing. It's on you it's on you. There's no there's no defense I mean like I look. There may be facts. I don't know maybe maybe. There was a gunfight. Can't see everything that happened but the way it looks the way it looks. We should not be rushing to defend the shooter's because I don't even under I personally as strong second amendment guy as a strong anti black lives matter. I don't even understand what the defense is so I just hate to see right. Wingers sucked into this. A lot of right wingers was saying this. I go and check them out on twitter and they've got zero followers so clearly. It's a false You know it's a false twitter Handle that they're using to start the stuff for all we know that left-wingers just trying to make right wingers look bad and get right into a fight. I don't know what's going on and look you. Listen to this stuff I mean. Here's the Atlanta mayor. Kisha bottoms sick. Bring her take on this. You can watch the narrative be shaped in real time. This was cut sixteen with the rhetoric that we hear coming out of the White House in so many ways. I think that many who are prone to being racist Are Given permission to do it. In an overt way that we otherwise would not see in twenty twenty because you have to remember. Jay You know in cities across his country even if local leadership fails there was always the backstop of our Justice Department to step in and make sure that people are appropriately prosecuted. But we don't have that leadership at the top right now so really. I mean the minute this went to the state the the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The minute went to the state law officials whose thirty hours thirty six hours till these guys were arrested. Okay it got stuck in this kind of small town where everybody seemed to know. Everybody else guys were accusing themselves. They'd worked with these guys. You know the minute went to the state so if it's trump's fault that this guy got shot if trump's for this guy got shot and the black lives matter started under Obama was it Obama's fault when people got shot. Then you know I mean what you know. What are the mayors of these little towns blaming Atlanta's not a little town. Where the mayors of these towns get off blaming trump for everything that happens. I let me. I'll play play one more cut. Eighteen is the vanderbilt professor. Jonathan mets would say that the bigger context here about the ways in which guns have been constructed as symbols of of white kind of white privilege in a way the ways in which guns particularly carrying guns in public like this. I'm has been constructed. As a as a way of kind of showing particular form of White Authority. I think provides a lot of the context a lot of these shootings that we're seeing particularly on the shooting. If life were just that guy would be hit in the face with a Pie. You know like soupy sales and the that life was just the guy would be talking back the tie with drip down the cream would fall into his chocolate streaks. I mean look when you hear this stuff. It is easy to lose your stuff. It is his easy to get angry at people taking an obscure murder. There's lots of murders. It's a tragedy. I'm not saying that's not a tragedy and note to the people involved. It's a deep tragedy but it doesn't say ANYTHING ABOUT AMERICA. It's not part of a movement. It's not part of a a an issue that we have. It's part of something that only was invented by the Obama Administration to look back on lynching which was a real thing to distract from their incompetence. And you get angry but don't get stupid okay. Because that's what they want you to do all right. Let us talk this. This is important. I you gotTA listen to this. We're pitching that you subscribe at the all access level and you know you get a lot of great stuff if you get an all access. 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"obama administration" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"It actually seems that into your with us so I don't usually do this but I wanNA play clip of meat in September of this show in September nine months ago. This is after that stupid Ukraine phone. Call that they actually impeach Donald Trump for and I could not believe we were even talking about it and this is what I said is cut to. That's the way they covered all of them. Obama not the fast and furious scandal not the IRS. Gamble the scandal. Now that they're not covering of Obama's obvious the obvious malfeasance among his intelligence operations which according to Andy McCarthy Obama had to know about he had to know they were doing this he had to know. This was a setup this this is a tremendous scandal tremendous threat to our policy a tremendous tremendous threat to our freedom. Nothing trump said to the Ukrainian president is a threat to your freedom. Nothing is going. GonNa take anything out of your pocket. Nothing is going to make it harder for you to speak politically like the. Irs Scandal. Did so I always tell you you. Tomorrow's news today right and that's nine months ago. Not only that when they appointed muller in two thousand seventeen I think when they appointed Muller Special Counsel I said this is the first big mistake of the trump administration. This is absurd. It's going to drag this out now. We know that Muller was only appointed to hide and rationalize what the Obama Administration had done. What the FBI had done the FBI had made a terrible mistake. They had blown up this trump Russian collusion thing. It was obviously going to blow up in their face. They sent Muller into stretch it out and that's why they went after. Michael Flynn. They went after. Michael Flynn takes. Say Oh no. This isn't a nothing burger. Look we just. We just convicted. Michael Flynn now. The Justice Department is throwing this out. Why do I know these things? Okay I know. Obviously nobody really knows the future but why do I hit? These things is because I'm paying attention to the one thing that matters about every new story. How the story is told and the fact that the story is told. Why are they talking about Ukraine? Why are they talking about this stupid phone call instead of talking about Obama Gate? Everything you every all the information you get is comes to you through narrative distortion..
"obama administration" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"And the Obama administration chose not to do something like this joining us now is CBS news face the nation moderator and our senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan Iran is outraged they're showing some rare unity in some of their circles in turn as of wanting you know Americans out of the region and that sort of thing and I heard you use the word seismic this morning it absolutely does for president trump who has said he does not want wars in the Middle East assassinating we're targeting one of the top leaders of Iran's military one of the most influential people in Iran who is also considered by the was to be a terrorist blood all over his hands of but taking Qassem Soleimani off the battlefield while he was in neighboring Iraq creates so many different domino's geo politically strategically and questions about okay what's next because this is arguably an act of war this is a really significant decision and we don't know yet no for the trump administration why they acted when they did their been believed in kind of mysterious references to threats and it imminent attacks but no details of what that was Qassem Soleimani he's been planning attacks for two and a half years pretty rapidly I decades before that but pretty pretty steady pace of attacks against US interests in the Middle East since he was pulled out of that nuclear deal so what happens next is such an open question it's got allies it's got adversaries Burma's Russia calling it reckless there was some thought that I had to pass through my brain this morning you know in terms of ran threatening to strike back in and seeking revenge and we know they have operational capability not just in that region but they have assets around the world they can rely on they could strike just about anywhere there are powerful organization and and almost brought me back to the days of post nine eleven when your wondering what shoes we're gonna drop next well there is this sense of how does this and does David Petraeus the former commander of US troops the Middle East raise then and would certainly raise now Qassem Soleimani was an enemy of the United States he killed at least six hundred US service people from two thousand three on where he has thousands of dead to his name across Syria Iraq Lebanon the entire Middle East he has been at odds with the United States no U. S. president has chosen to assassinate him or to execute him were to target him however you want to deny us because it is an act of war arguably this is different than taking out the leader of a terrorist group that isn't directly linked to a nation state Iran is a state whose nuclear program has been stalled because of this diplomatic deal that is in tatters but the rest of the world is still eighty here too the question now is how does Iran respond to this do they restart that nuclear program are they cyber attacks are they retaliation in some way Iran is not a super power the way the United States is they are financially on the ropes the regime is certainly dealt a big blow by this but their desperation has not led to greater stability and that is the challenge with the trump administration's policy does decapitating the I. R. G. C. their revolutionary guard corps mean that they stop all this bad acting around the world or does it just means somebody steps up to salon monies place we've seen reaction from Republicans like Lindsay Graham who say this guy was a bad actor we've been at war with Iran for years technically a you got Democrats are saying that no making your point that this is different this is like almost taking out a head of state if you will well look we knew that the US was careening toward to national security crises at the same time one with Iran which has a a nascent nuclear program but the remnants they can quickly start up if they want and then with North Korea which has nuclear weapons now and is quickly developing them despite this diplomatic effort to present from going into an election year has these two national security crises only increasing every candidate running to be the next commander in chief needs to be asked so what do you do the answer can not just B. let's go back to where we were because this has changed completely the atmosphere and the arguably the battleground in the in the Middle East.
"obama administration" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"And the Obama administration chose not to do something like this joining us now is CBS news face the nation moderator and our senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan Iran is outraged they're showing some rare unity and some other circles in terms as of wanting you know Americans out of the region and that sort of thing and I heard you use the word seismic this morning it absolutely does for president trump who has said he does not want wars in the Middle East assassinating we're targeting one of the top leaders of Iran's military one of the most influential people in Iran who is also considered by the west to be a terrorist blood all over his hands but taking Qassem Soleimani off the battlefield while he was in neighboring Iraq creates so many different domino's geo politically strategically and questions about okay what's next because this is arguably an act of war this is a really significant decision and we don't know yet no from the trump administration why they acted when they did their been believed in kind of mysterious references to threats and it imminent attacks but no details of what that was Qassem Soleimani he's been planning attacks for two and a half years pretty rapidly I decades before that but pretty pretty steady pace of attacks against US interests in the Middle East since he was pulled out of that nuclear deal so what happens next is such an open question it's got allies it's got adversaries purpose Russia calling it reckless there was some thought that I had to pass through my brain this morning you know in terms of ran threatening to strike back in and seeking revenge and we know they have operational capability not just in that region but they have assets around the world they can rely on they could strike just about anywhere there are powerful organization and and almost brought me back to the days of post nine eleven when you were wondering what shoes we're gonna drop next well there is this sense of how does this and does David Petraeus the former commander of US troops the Middle East raised then and what sort only raise now Qassem Soleimani was an enemy of the United States he killed at least six hundred US service people from two thousand three on where he has thousands of dead to his name across Syria Iraq Lebanon the entire Middle East he has been at odds with the United States no U. S. president has chosen to assassinate him or to execute him were to target him however you want to deny us because it is an act of war arguably this is different than taking out the leader of a terrorist group that isn't directly linked to a nation state Iran is a state whose nuclear program has been stalled because of this diplomatic deal that is in tatters but the rest of the world is still eighty here too the question now is how does Iran respond to this do they restart that nuclear program are they cyber attacks are they retaliation in some way Iran is not a super power the way the United States is they are financially on the ropes the regime is certainly dealt a big blow by this but their desperation has not led to greater stability and that is the challenge with the trump administration's policy does decapitating the I. R. G. C. their revolutionary guard corps mean that they stop all this bad acting around the world or does it just mean somebody steps up to salon monies place we've seen reaction from Republicans like Lindsay Graham who say this guy was a bad actor we've been at war with Iran for years technically a you got Democrats who saying that no making your point that this is different this is like almost taking out a head of state if you will well look we knew that the US was careening toward to national security crises at the same time one with Iran which has a a nascent nuclear program but the remnants they can quickly start up if they want and then with North Korea which has nuclear weapons now and is quickly developing them this right this diplomatic effort to present from going into an election year has these two national security crises only increasing every candidate running to be the next commander in chief needs to be asked so what do you do the answer cannot just be let's go back to where we were because this has changed completely the atmosphere and the arguably the battleground in the in the middle CBS face the nation moderator Margaret Brennan still to come battling anti semitism and other hate this.
"obama administration" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"It. Because another dirty little secret about government is once you've bought the vote once you've bought someone vote with other people's money. They get really angry when you stop giving them other people's money. They feel oh, I don't know entitled to it. That's why we call it entitlement programs. And in Indiana. We have a giant entitlement program that is about to cost us. Millions billions upon billions of dollars, and it may not come this year. They may be able to kick the can down the road to get Holcomb pass reelection in twenty twenty. I don't know. But it's called hip two point. Oh, it's the state of Indiana's taxpayer funded health care program. But in place by bribe money from the Obama administration. Put into effect by governor Mike Pence under a lie to the people of Indiana that this was not government run health care. This was an Indiana solution. This was free market was a lie. They called it. Something different. But it was at the end of the day a giant expansion of Medicaid. It's why when the Republicans were looking at the repeal and replace of ObamaCare governor Holcomb was adamant that the Medicaid reimbursement be cut because this is a giant expansion of Medicaid. It's why a couple of weeks ago and governor Holcomb was talking about there being more revenue coming in. But all the money's taken up. You talked about two things Medicaid expansion and DC est- permanent child services. If if hip two point oh was this free market who's your based solution? Why.
"obama administration" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The payroll but no investigation oh there's only one of the things in the lawsuits are gonna fit trump foundation for they did not hold regularly scheduled board meetings now boy that's terrible now this is not the ford foundation we're eighty seven people are on the board from different companies it's a family foundation at every billionaire family they have a foundation you got name two or three officers it's always the sun the wife the daughter he don't have a board meeting you see them every day in the office you don't call the formal board meeting where they all fly in and you put their name on a card on the table well maybe they ought to do that us get to these children ripped away from their parents put in cages now that's true about the cages did see the picture of the cages for nice gauge i'll appeals pianist cages that's a horrible thing did you see these cages these pictures yeah they forgot to tell you although i'll give you a who news credit they pointed it out the forgot to tell you the pictures were taken in two thousand fourteen all during the obama administration he didn't do that then he he didn't take the kids away from their mother came across the border alone or the record along but they parents had no idea they were they were these detention centers with the cages built by the obama administration the pictures you're seeing from two thousand fourteen the obama administration also came out with another program to when they didn't want to use the cages all the time they tried to put them in foster homes but they didn't vet the foster homes i think it was over two hundred cases where they gave the kids to sex traffickers this goes on all the time but this is an it's terrible i wouldn't take the kids from the parents it's awful do that but this is all about the border you gotta have law and order at the border seal the borders stop all this crap it's all in a bill if you pass it all this ends we don't have to worry about this anymore the.
"obama administration" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Records between me and my children my son was at the time studying abroad and they got like wire cash wire transfers that i had sent to him to help him travel around europe and so is incredibly intrusive and was was this done with that with those records obtained during the obama does yes yes yeah i mean you were before the show started you said something interesting to me which is that on a lot of these national security issues including going after the media that the only real difference between the obama administration and the bush administration is that the obama obama administration felt guilty at it but but ultimately what they did was the same what did you mean by that yeah i'm not that the obama administration had our want to present them selves this as civil libertarians and as people who you know loved the press and and we're not like those nasty republicans but in fact they followed almost you know the same kind of national security policies as bush did for throughout most of obama's presidency including in and they actually upped doubled down on leak investigations and on their willingness to spy on the press it went much further than the bush people ever did but they still wanted to be considered you know they tried to present themselves as we as you know civil libertarians and they always i think would always try to convince reporters that by acting you know by presenting a sense of angst what they felt like they had to do when in fact they didn't have to do it.
"obama administration" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The obama administration the senate had voted one hundred zero true bipartisan fashion in order to put banking sanctions on iran and the other thing to understand is that the nuclear deal only was supposed to deal with nuclear sanctions not anything else relating to terrorism and so forth well iran had five point three billion dollars worth of real in the omani bank and wanted to convert to euros but they needed to do it through dollars i so the obama administration without telling anyone and actually seemingly lying to congress about it gave the iranians a license in order to free up their money beyond the scope of what the iran deal was supposed to be about okay first question why does it have to be converted to dollars why can't it just be directly converted to euros honestly it could probably have been directly converted to euros it would just have meant not as good of a rate for the iranians would have been a little bit more of a process they probably would have lost some money on the conversions and this is what raises eyebrows because it seems that the obama administration was mortgaging every every checking control we had in place to allow the iranians even more money i mean they were basically mortgaging all of us foreign policy in order to please the iranians enough to say yes to the iranians at every critical step so that the iranians would pretty pretty pleased grant i agree to this legacy building iran nuclear deal which i mean frankly didn't achieve what it was supposed to do in the first place so if there was nothing illegal about the if if this was all on the up and up why the deception from the obama administration about it's taking place well that that's the question that was at the house oversight committee yesterday and what they were all upset about is the obama administration had actively lied to them under oath with regard to this sort of issue and so one of the biggest concerns out there is that iran would use their access to the us financial system in order in order to launder money in order to.
"obama administration" Discussed on I Have To Ask
"Developing and that was an enormous seachange for an agency that is not known for its use of discretion or it's discernment with respect to howard enforces the law that was that's an enormous contribution that the obama administration put forward that got reversed in the current administration and we're back to a free for all in which anybody who is is undocumented evidently the administration thinks is fair game and the result is not just a terrible climate of fear where people now are fearful of contact with any civic authority because they fear they could get caught up in immigration enforcement at which has a very negative effect on our ability to to address crime in any community but even from a law enforcement perspective the the effectiveness of what this administration is doing from a from the perspective of public safety and security is terrible they're actually undermining the public safety and secure already in the name of being tough on immigration enforcement what the obama administration attempted to do is find a balance set some priorities the way any law enforcement agency has to do and make those priorities stick that's not easy policy making to do it's not easy to execute on i think we were able to demonstrate that it's possible and it will be very very hard to get to that place again given what we're living with now i just want to ask a follow up about that which is that you know i'm not an expert on immigration policy but a in preparation for this interview i've been talking to reporters and activists who who work on the issue and i've heard uniformly that there was a sense and the obama administration officials did not try to deter them from this point of view that the stepped up pace of deportation specifically in the first term up through two thousand thirteen or so was meant to be kind of a building block for a bipartisan solution and that if obama showed that he was very serious about enforcing immigration.
"obama administration" Discussed on WDRC
"And how we got how how this became such a mad crush of illegals crossing our border the judges have become so liberal in art pointed this out that even the obama administration is thwarted by the judges so that judge g in two thousand fifteen as as art said said the obama administration itself knots can can the obama administration itself cannot detain children and at the border so even obama's too conservative for judge j am i stating that correctly art that's absolutely right keep in mind in two thousand fourteen again in two thousand sixteen we saw what i would deem to be a disaster a huge number of of unaccompanied alien children showing up on the borders of the united states that you know then got released and quite frankly hundred seven thousand nine hundred and seven thousand have been released since two thousand sixteen into the united states not counting one hundred sixty seven thousand family unit members who entered since two thousand can't hold on a second one hundred seven thousand of the of who is released the unaccompanied alien children the us's were released under the tv peoria under the floor as settlement agreement had been released into the interior of the united states and of those who have received orders sixty six percent of them had been ordered removed because they just never showed up in court and then there's one hundred and something thousand of others that their parents what we referring to on that not one hundred one hundred sixty seven thousand.
"obama administration" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The obama administration the obama administration we now know was in charge of all this the obama administration was spying on americans during their their efforts to get a deal done with iran over nukes the obama administration was spying on domestic americans republicans who oppose them and since they got away with it the media didn't call obama on it the obama administration or not dumb hey if we can get away with spying on domestic opponents why stop after the iran deal so they kept it up on the trump campaign and the way they did it was exactly how we know they did it they issued surveillance on the russian ambassador in any number of other foreign agents that they knew members of the trump campaign republican party be talking to one of the russian ambassador so not only did they get michael flynn this way that's how they got sessions recused they've leaked the obama administration through the media the media acting as mouthpieces for the government for the intelligence community for obama there surveilling kislyak kislyak has a couple of meetings with sessions they on mask sessions it which is a felony violating his privacy then they leak within this heightened the period an atmosphere not only was flynn talking the russians sowa sessions they did this leak after sessions uh was in the running for attorney general that's how we recused himself they engineered sessions recusals by unmasking him as a person the russian ambassador was talking was the media that was fulfilling this one of the lead media actors here is a reporter that worked during this time for the new yorker and for the washington and post a guy named adam entous and adam entous e n t o you ask is at the forefront of this simply acting as a mouthpiece for whatever james clapper told him whatever john brennan cia told him whatever unnamed cia or intelligence agents were telling him he just ran with it including a story you remember this they ran a story in this trump does is that the russians had successfully shut down the electrical grid in vermont so they gave that story the entous he ran with it he didn't check it he didn't call people in vermont at the grid or at a damn that was shut down he just ran with it and it turned out to be totally one hundred percent falls the.
"obama administration" Discussed on The Global Politico
"Is is is gonna take the country forward and a and a different um a different kind of soviet union and then you spent the last few years of the obama administration in a in a pretty heated confrontation with the russians they uh hacked you before hacking was fashionable i as i said my forrest gump career i was an early early adopter as a as a as a vic victim of the russian tradecraft before we go back to russia because obviously i want to understand especially the last few years of america's policy toward russia and where we are today with trump you know you you left the state department a year ago and you did it literally right before the trump administration was sworn in a year later uh none of the career embassador is which was the title the you ultimately attained in your your career at the foreign service i believe there were six a year ago they're now all gone with the announcement that tom shannon well also be leaving there's been this dramatic uh what feels like assault on the notion of the foreign service you don't tell me a little bit about that you you decided to leave uh and what do you think the consequences are of not having people like like you present inside anymore well as as you say some of us made early decisions that the positions that we were that were being taken were just too much at odds with things that we had invested in for our whole careers uh i was ambassador to nato deputy did at nato into here uh a president call nato obsolete before we had an opportunity to get into a conversation about its value for us security how to improve nato if that's what the president wanted it just worried me in terms of my ability to to serve so some of us made those choices some of the senior people very much wanted to stay and they were drummed out very quickly um whether those were informed decisions or whether they were simply we gotta lock off the no lobby off the old guard tom shannon my colleague served hugely loyally trying to glue the building he was the guy who proved a bridge for the trump administration.
"obama administration" Discussed on KKAT
"Judge well they actually did they actually did come forward the fis a court not not a specific judge but the court overall chastise you'll bombing administration now we don't know that when they went after the obama administration back and and it came out in may of last year but the before i was man avails might lie of your twenty seven team because the obama administration was supposed to be following rules and regulations that they agreed to in 2011 and did not right and told the court right before the election all sorry we didn't follow all the rules were supposed to be following and the fis accord came out with of beuc against the obama administration in 2017 we don't know of part of that redaction or part of what the fis the court is upset about has anything to do with the carter page wart we don't know that at this moment although the carter page warrant uh at least one event at the fis the court level goes back to october of 2016 so in terms of the applicant i met with that yeah so we don't but we don't know whether those two are connected or if it was different now we online we don't know if that was included or or or not right uh or that was part of it that was part of an afterwards that that their response uh kit will also included that when it came out in may of 2017 right some of the warns for carter page we don't know they might have already done that we don't know but we know they weren't pleased with the obama administration yet yep thank you so much for the call if you want to get on board we do have an open line eight six six ninety red eye eight six.
"obama administration" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The judge well they actually did they actually did come forward the fis a court not not a specific judge but the court overall chastised the obama administration now we don't know that when they went after the obama administration back and ended came out in um was a may of last year the of where i was man avails might lie of your 27 team because the obama administration was supposed to be following rules and regulations that they agreed to in 2011 in did not right and told the court right before the election all sorry we didn't follow all the rules were supposed to be following and the fis accord came out with obuke again's the obama administration in 2017 we don't know of part of that redaction or part of what the fis the court is upset about has anything to do with the carter page wart we don't know that at this moment although the carter page warrant uh at least one event at the fis the court level goes back to october of 2016 so in terms of the app letting network yeah so we don't vote we don't know uh whether those two are connected there if it was different now we online we don't know if that was included or or or not right uh or that was part of it that was part of an afterwards that that their response uh kit will also included that when it came out may of 2017 right some of the warns for carter page we don't know they might have already done that we don't know but we know they weren't pleased with the obama administration yep yep thank you so much for the call if you would want to get on board we do have an open line eight six six ninety red.
"obama administration" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Is based on four principles protecting the homeland by restricting immigration not a surprise for donald trump uh pressuring trading partners so that we are in a better position with our trading partners again nods surprise with donald trump building up the military not a surprise and otherwise increasing us global influence and again not a surprise but one of the things that he did do that was very clear was he made him a change that i think is noteworthy from the obama administration and that is the he stopped shying away from the use of the word g hot us or islamic jihad us or islamic terrorists the at my obama administration had decided that it was wisest not to ever talk about those things straight away obama what talked about terrorist but he wouldn't put the word islamic with it and he didn't use the word g hottest because jihad is an islamic word and so he avoided that altogether well trump has changed that position and and i think quite intentionally quite permanently so we will in our national dialogue now see references to islamic jihadist terrorists in a way that obama never would have allowed to happen and i wonder what you think about this you know the concept of manipulating words and choosing which words you will use or you won't use is an interesting concept and and i want to hear what you think about it there's a similar story that was out last week and you probably heard about it and that is that the trump administration had a number of journalists into the cdc in atlanta that is the centers for disease control and prevention and the the journalists were told that the cdc officials had been advised by the administration that they were not tsa use certain words so while trump is going back to the use of the word jihadist his administration has also asked the certain words not be used the forbidden words are and this is interesting so listen to these 'cause they're going to amuse you in some ways a vulnerable is a forbidden word entitlement is a forbidden word diversity is a forbidden word transgender is a forbidden word fee this is a forbidden word and the last two really surprise me one is evidencebased and the.
"obama administration" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Serving and protecting americaines at every stage of life be gaining at conception reads their draft strategic plan b ginning at conception now that may not seem like a big deal the some eu those three words right there beginning at conception but it is a major shift from the obama administration which included that into high your sentence wordforword in their strategic plan except the words beginning at conception you think everything you think of everything trump has accomplished you think everything all of obama's that trump has undone these past nine or ten months here's three words tucked in do one sentence of one agency strategic plan but these three words put in public make all the difference in the world beginning at conception trump's hhs not afraid to say that obama's hhs wouldn't say that shouldn't be a big deal shouldn't be big deal at all every buddy listening to me right now this is the damnedest thing about life and this is the damnedest thing about abortion every body knows everybody knows liberal conservative republican democrat independent every buddy listening to me right now knows that is a truism that is a fact we all know life begins a life begins that's when life begins everybody knows it begins at conception and yet those who are pro abortion don't watt those words out in the public square in you know why and you know why hey you know why obama hit those words why obama wouldn't put those words into hit into his administration's writing and trump inserted those words back into hhs is strategic plan you know why the democrats and the left in all these proabortion folks why they don't want those words out in the public square because if in fact if in fact every buddy accepted that fact if everybody accepted it that life does in fact begin at conception well then you're killing life at the end of it that's what you're doing everybody knows it right everybody in their head in their heart you know that day when you look at the real process baby that's clinton begins it does begin right there but you can't say that publicly that can't be accepted because if that is accepted that more killing life and.
"obama administration" Discussed on KOIL
"Outgoing obama administration the intelligence communities and of course the media because with all of this unmasking with all of the things that the obama administration was trying to find out about president trump and his campaign of course it was then leaked to the media also let's not forget by the way former president obama made a lastminute change to the way wiretapped intelligence is shared just eight days before he was out of office which they say may have contributed to the proliferation of leaks plaguing the trump administration it seems to me that the left democrats the obama administration they have been actively trying to torpedo president trump obviously from the very beginning very much by the way lake hillary clinton and the democrats i would say when after bernie sanders except for the obama administration to me it's much more sinister to obama administration officials also according to this scrambled in a regular politics scrambled to spread classified intelligence related to russian meddling in the 2016 election to as many people within the us government is possible because they wanted to ensure that this intelligence would get to the media so this intelligence would get to the american people so this intelligence would derail everything that president trump was trying to do because obama a new that obamacare was a complete and utter failure he knew that president trump was going to try an undue a lot of the things that president obama did and that's why i would say president obama and his minions wanted to do whatever they could to derail president trump and to occupy the office of the president with as many investigations as possible so that they would not be able to focus on what the president of the united states donald trump wanted to do and campaigned on which was of course you know do something about daca repeal and replace or repeal obamacare and it goes on and on balance the budget tax reform everything that president trump wants to do his band quite frankly i would say not going to say derailed because things are really looking up for president trump but again it is certainly bennett distraction and to me that was what the previous obama administration certainly wanted to do again obama administration.