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New Multi-Million Dollar Emergency Radio System in Montgomery County

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:50 sec | 2 hrs ago

New Multi-Million Dollar Emergency Radio System in Montgomery County

"Just two years ago, Montgomery County's public safety radio system, the one that lets first responders coordinate with each other while responding to emergencies was suffering from spotty coverage. Now that has changed. Montgomery County's got a new $42 million public safety, radio system and Peep hearing. Her public information officer for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service calls the new system a big deal for public safety. In 2019. There were a series of communications outages with the new system, he says. We have already seen some enhanced coverage, radio coverage and some of these high rise buildings hearing her says There have also been improvements in areas of the county, where communications used to falter like near the Tri Delta, your reservoir on the Howard County line and along the Potomac River, where first responders are frequently sent to tackle water

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Biden Back in Delaware for Weekend Visit

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:17 sec | Last week

Biden Back in Delaware for Weekend Visit

"The weekend in Delaware after campaigning last night for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor. I've made a short trip across the Potomac River to Arlington, Virginia to speak at a rally for McAuliffe that off your election is being watched closely as the national bellwether. I'm jail.

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U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:33 min | Last month

U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

"Speaking at the g. Seven summit on thursday president biden said this quote the united states will purchase a half a billion doses of pfizer cove nineteen vaccine to donate to nearly one hundred nations. That are in dire need in the fight against this pandemic. that's a historic step the largest single purchase and donation of covid nineteen vaccines by any single country. Ever unquote He said these vaccines will start being shipped in august as quickly as they can be manufactured. Two hundred million doses To be delivered this year with another three hundred million in the first half of twenty twenty two bill what what do you make this As a foreign policy initiative exercise in soft power. I think it's it's great. I'm glad the biden administration is doing this. Look at the position. we're in now. Just as opposed to a few months now that we're now in the position to donate these extra vaccines. I think it also shows is our editorial points out that We can help the world with their vaccinations without having to suspend intellectual property rights. And so for some of the more dubious ways that they want to do it. So i think there are a few questions you could ask about the distribution and how you know how we're going to choose but it it's it's a it's a great move it you know. It speaks to the best of america and we can do it in. It's it's it's it's a great thing for the world

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FBI Agents Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect Outside CIA Headquarters

Wake Up Call

00:29 sec | 3 months ago

FBI Agents Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect Outside CIA Headquarters

"Shot shot by by federal federal agents. agents. That's That's the the sound sound of of an an FBI FBI agent agent firing on a suspect, the sprawling and very secure CIA headquarters in Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington, D. C. A. B C's Andy Field, says the agents were in a standoff with the guy for hours before the shooting happened. The CIA says the man had tried to drive onto the compound without approval and was stopped by the guards. The man's been taken to the hospital. Children now account for a higher number of New Cove in

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Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival access will be limited this year

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:06 min | 4 months ago

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival access will be limited this year

"Popping along the tidal Basin. But the park Service doesn't want too many people coming down to see them and they mean it. Fences are now up to keep you from driving near the Jefferson Memorial or into West Potomac Park, and there will be no Cherry Blossom Kite Festival on the National Bone Mall this weekend. Yet despite the pandemic, the theme of the show Years. Blossom Festival is step in this spring, and you still have a chance to enjoy some of it in person. We're trying not to make this 100% virtual as society is the whole starts to open up, but not quite all the way yet. They hope you'll skip the tidal basin and see Peak bloom from the Blossom Cam and Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew says You can also go out to other parts of the city. Instead, the vessel itself has planted over 1000 cherry trees in the last 15 years around the city. They might want you to do the kite Festival from your backyard. But then Lot and explore homes decorated for the ports Parade, the special art displays or the restaurants with special cherry blossom menus. There are things to come out and actually do and have the spirit of spring because you need to be outside John Doman. We've all been inside long enough. W T O P news Look at sports is next on

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Park Service Limits Access To Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Due To Pandemic

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:50 sec | 4 months ago

Park Service Limits Access To Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Due To Pandemic

"In, We're all excited to see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom. But as a covert for caution, the National Park Service plans and limit access to the title basin of Crowds grow too large. This was a heartbreaking decision for us National Park Service spokesman Mike Letter says. It'll close pedestrian and vehicle access to the cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin East and West Potomac Park Through peak bloom Should crowds grow too large for visitors to safely socially distance. CDC guidance is very clear. That all people, regardless of vaccination status should avoid medium or large size in person gatherings, he says. They don't want a beautiful Washington tradition to become a super spreader event. In addition, roads will be closed as they always are. Run the blooms this time of year. Get the specific closures and find the long list of virtual events on the W T o p AP Meghan Cloherty. W T O P News still ahead

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VCU fraternity suspended after student found dead

Chris Plante

00:27 sec | 5 months ago

VCU fraternity suspended after student found dead

"A college freshman is dead in a fraternity chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University has been suspended. Following a potential weekend hazing incident, according to his cousin, 19 year Old Adam Oaks, a graduate of Potomac Falls High School in Loudon County, went to a rush party at the Delta Chi fraternity and was made to drink whiskey after he was blindfolded. The cousin says Oaks ran headfirst into a tree and was helped inside. He went to sleep and never woke up. Police are investigating the

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Flooding problems at D.C. landmarks likely to worsen

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 5 months ago

Flooding problems at D.C. landmarks likely to worsen

"George washington lived much of his life near the potomac river from his birthplace in colonial beach. Virginia to his estate mount vernon andy chose where. Along the river's banks. The young nation would build its capital city but as the climate warms this historic river poses a flooding risk to nearby landmarks. Steve walls is director of environmental programs. At the metropolitan washington council of governments has increasingly intense rainstorms upstream can caused the river to overflow and when a hurricane hits the eastern seaboard. Then we have the risk of coastal flooding from storm surges. Coming up the river as the river narrows the water level skate. Even higher in our region than in some of the coastal regions along the atlantic. Even without extreme weather sea levels are rising and pushing the river closer to flood. Stage wall says that parts of the national mall the old town neighborhood in alexandria virginia and the george washington memorial parkway already have flooding problems. And they're likely to get worse. So there's a broad range of infrastructure and other treasures here in the washington region that can be at risk

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Feds: Man charged in riot suggested bringing weapons by boat

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 6 months ago

Feds: Man charged in riot suggested bringing weapons by boat

"Court papers reveal new details about a man accused in the capital Ryan Thomas Caldwell is described by authorities as the leader of the far right oath keepers militia group court papers show call well discussed the possibility of getting a boat to ferry heavy weapons across the Potomac River days earlier his lawyer said Caldwell at a top secret security clearance for decades and had worked for the FBI the bureau has not responded prosecutors say the oath keepers communicated during the capital attack about the location of lawmakers and at one point call well received a message saying all members are in the tunnels under the capital seal them in turn on gas call well denies he's a member of the oath keepers his lawyer wants the judge to release him at Donahue Washington

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Interview With Ciaran McCrickard

Photography Radio

06:10 min | 6 months ago

Interview With Ciaran McCrickard

"Today i am really thrilled. I am very happy to be talking with karen. Cricket karen is a as his website describes them a freelance photographer over in worthing in the uk specializing in architecture portrait and editorial work but to say that really does not do justice to his career at all. His work has been on the front page of every national newspaper in the uk. He has a portfolio of celebrities and public figures. That i think is the envy of anybody working in that field and most interesting for conversation. Today he has a brand new projects underway which is bright and colorful. And i'm not about to give away any more of it. Because i want. I want to hear it described from the author's own voice karen today how are you today. I'm good thank you scott. Thank you for coding tonky. Let me on the podcast. I really appreciate it. Well this is going to be a real pleasure. I have to ask because the news as recording this the uk is getting the first doses of the covid vaccine house. The mood over there. Is everybody pretty excited for this. A little skeptical. Yeah a real mixed bag. I think people are excited. But i think we're slightly skeptical simply because of the way. I think our government is handle it so far hasn't been will beating a world class so i think at the moment i think the government and riding on this vaccine in the final with us country have it. The people are the kind of nevada. They don't necessarily know where they're gonna abbott Trusted really. I think we're just gonna see how it goes is obviously the first day so we'll just say well. I hope it all works out better than anybody's expectations because photography as well as every other profession on the planet has been really affected by the lockdowns which brings me to to. Let's just jump in the deep end here. You have a project that is really interesting and really impressive called parks and no recreation thrown and before we get into it. We should tell everybody that your website. And i hope they go to. This sort of follow along is mcgregor. Photography dot co dot uk mcgregor m. c. c. r. I c. k. a. r. d. photography all one word dot co dot uk. And they can get to this project from the about page at the bottom. You've got linked to the latest editorial from the guardian. Which is this but there's also a separate site. I'm a cricket. Photography dot e set dot com slash parks to no recreation. So give it a shot folks. You're gonna find can't tell us what what is parks to no recreation will. It was born simply out of the pandemic under lockdown. Obviously the whole pandemic star raises heading january february. And then i know it's things starting to really slowdown in february with jobs dropping off. 'cause i do work in london and i do abroad. The that stuff abroad really dropped off after march but the stuff in london to fade away a bit and then obviously march the twenty fourth think it was came along and everything just disappeared and i think a lot of us were staring into an abyss. Really we didn't really know what was happening or what would happen in in the future. So once march twenty four th came in on are starting to think. I need to look for different things to do. I need to look about finding another way of bringing money subject to kids and wife allow allowable will kind of thing so i went out and i started. June speculative stuff. Mt beaches empty days. Mtpa the nice to after a couple of weeks to try and pushing these. These specs pitches to the newspapers. I wasn't getting anywhere. And i realized is because there was so many other photographers out. Who in the same boat because the country had shutdowns. There was no concerts. Politicians went moving. The royalty weren't moving around those no sports games to all those talk. I used to do that stuff. Had nothing to do so everyone was out doing the same thing so a couple of weeks. Anita do some different so driving around with my girls just exercise trying to get you know do anything. We could really to get out a house every day and exert. She won't matthias. Projects i started was single unwonted potomac and it was actually photographing oldest stuff. That people would clearing out of their houses and carriages loss because people were home all the time now they can coach their offices were board said they clean out the houses on the street for people to take and this ranged from absolute junk to stuff that you think well i can actually have the semi on home kind of thing so i start around photographing just driving around all this stuff that people would leave and that was great after a while i noticed that people only have a finite amount stuff and they were taking it and it was all around anymore. This is after a couple of weeks. It was all going on. I roy okay. Let's think about doing more empty stuff places. The arm inhabited anymore about football pitches. Tennis cool things like that. But they're all the same from above or any point the rule of saying some slightly different colors. So i think i think i did. I went to a crazy gulf. Cut range thing that name kills co two and it was usually close down. So i'm gonna see what it looks like from above so i got the trona look. Good it look nice. There was competition that was colors but it was. It was really really busy too. It was a crazy sensitive like dinosaurs volcanoes all this stuff kicking off in mobile. They look good. But i'm going to try something else. So i went round to my local park zone. Ikuta wall traffic control and got up and shot from higher up. So you can see everything and then i realized actually close. You got to the ground low. You went the more abstract it became. The battery looked

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Black History Month Events Coming to Alexandria, Virginia

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:48 sec | 6 months ago

Black History Month Events Coming to Alexandria, Virginia

"Of the black history tours and experiences their city offers year round. It's highlighting some of them for February. Black History Month, The Alexandria Black History Museum on Wide Street was originally this segregated Library for Alexandria, African American residents now a documents the history, culture and contributions of the city's African American leaders from the civil War to civil rights and beyond, You can take a virtual tour as you can have other African American historic sites in Alexandria, such as the Contra bands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial and the Freedom House Museum. Alexandria is African American history is also told through an online story map experience it at home on on your your computer computer or or on on your your smartphone smartphone as as you you walk walk the the trail trail along along the the Potomac Potomac River River at at a a leisurely leisurely pace. pace. The The walking walking trail trail last last about about 45 45 minutes, minutes, Sandy Sandy coz coz l l w w

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Bridges, roads reopen as Washington DC cleans up after inauguration

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:00 min | 6 months ago

Bridges, roads reopen as Washington DC cleans up after inauguration

"Very quiet evening on the capital Beltway. In Maryland and Virginia. Volumes are ultra low. There is no highway congestion across the board. 95 to 70 moving without incident. No delays in Virginia on 66, or 95 crash reported north of Sterling on the northern end of Route 28 near Route seven, but not sure if it's even impacting traveler If it's even there. The diversions Arlington for North bounder, inbound traffic remain on 3, 95 and 66 with Three inbound spans of the Potomac River Bridge is closed as a part of inauguration securities. 3 95 north of sent north of the George Washington Parkway, 66 East to sent South and 1 10, as was the case yesterday should remain in place until early tomorrow morning. Memorial Bridge stays closed. All the roads around the tidal Basin National Mall are closed. Key bridges open. It's much easier getting in to Georgetown. By way of key bridge and chain bridge this evening compared to yesterday. No inbound access to the Whitehurst Freeway. The reversible parkways were open, two way traffic Southeast Southwest Freeway's open. But all the mole tunnels, including the Third Street Tunnel remained off limits to drivers

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Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden moves to cancel permit

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

00:21 sec | 6 months ago

Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden moves to cancel permit

"Another order that is slated for biden ends day one signature is. He says he's going to revoke the permit granted to the keystone x. l. pipeline and just as a reminder. This is the project that is intended to carry crude oil from alberta canada to nebraska. Where it's going to link up with another pipeline going to the gulf

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Biden to pick Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

Biden to pick Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary

"On the economic side. Meanwhile the the big Appointment that has been announced so far is made new. So far is janet yellen for treasury secretary. Yellen goes back away. She was chair of a president. Clinton's council on economic advisers and then did long service at the federal reserve and on one hand. Jason it's not elizabeth warren who reportedly wanted the treasury secretaries job but the issue raised in the journal's editorial today is the question of the fed's independence and i'll just a line here The royal says Museology worked with current fed chairman. Jerome powell during the obama years and they are likely to form a mind meld. Fiscal and monetary policy.

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Washington DC’s Capital Long Drive Classic to be broadcast on the Golf Channel in December

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:22 sec | 8 months ago

Washington DC’s Capital Long Drive Classic to be broadcast on the Golf Channel in December

"Last month there was a made for TV golf event you might have missed next month. You can see the results of what was the inaugural capital Long Drive classic four men and four women battle to see who could fire the longest off the tee. You'll be able to see some of those long drives along the Potomac on the golf channel December 17th. Plans to host the event again in the future.

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:38 min | 9 months ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Which is i mean. Is there a risk that if this controversy continues of splitting the republican party i mean do republicans risk going into those georgia senate runoffs in january which are going to decide whether the senate is controlled by republicans. Still democrats have unified control of washington Which will decide. I mean a lot of what the next two four years looks like. I mean is there a risk of of splitting the gop. Here bill. yes i think. There's a big risk. I mean again i think at my own view is that it's going to be settled fairly quickly. That is not going to drag out for a month. It's gonna It's gonna come pretty quickly but certainly by the time the states i think make officially kassar electoral votes. And i'm hoping that after that happens. I think only i. I don't think that even if donald trump continue to make the claim after that i think each day he loses more and more supporters. But as you say that could be enough to divide the party. I'm hoping the party focuses on georgia because it's really important now given what Joe biden and the other democrats are proposing to do. And it's it's our only Health for restoring some perspective insanity in washington. And i'm hoping that sober mind. See that When the trump issue has receded and we see which really at stake and we get more of an idea of who joe biden is appointing and what policies he intends to pursue. Thank you came in bill for listening. We'll back next week with another edition of potomac watch..

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Moderna and Pfizer Are Reinventing Vaccines, Starting With Covid

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

00:46 sec | 9 months ago

Moderna and Pfizer Are Reinventing Vaccines, Starting With Covid

"The big vaccine news last week was that pfizer's candidate for covid nineteen vaccine appears to be remarkably effective in a study that enrolled thousands of people. That's how they test the stuff some get the vaccine so i'm gonna placebo and they wait and see which group shows cases of covid and in this case based on ninety four reported infections the early results suggest that pfizer's vaccine might be ninety percent effective and then on monday. The news came about a vaccine candidate from madonna and based on ninety five infections of covid. That vaccine is estimated a based on these early results to be ninety four point five percent

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Former Harvard Fencing Coach Peter Brand Accused of Taking Bribes

AP 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 9 months ago

Former Harvard Fencing Coach Peter Brand Accused of Taking Bribes

"Former Ivy League coaches caught up in another admission scandal of former fencing coach at Harvard and the wealthy Maryland father were arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to commit federal programs. Bribery. 67 year old Peter Brandt, who was fired by Harvard last year, is accused of taking $1.5 million in bribes from 61 year old Gee, Jax Owl of Potomac, Maryland. In exchange brand, allegedly helped Chow's two sons get into Harvard as recruited fencers. Attorneys for each man deny the actors. Stations. The case is separate from the recent college admission scandal that involved in admissions consultant getting kids into top universities with rigged to test scores or fake athletic

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:00 min | 9 months ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"I wish we weren't talking about the electoral college right now. Are one step closer to try to do away with it though. It still has a long way to go. a bill. remind me which ones were you keeping an eye on. I was mostly looking at california's proposition. Sixteen which was designed to restore affirmative action And race based preferences in Decisions about admission to public colleges public contracts in public jobs. And it's it's striking you know. This thing passed in nineteen ninety six in the numbers now and they may change but i think only slightly show that even as california has become more blue more racially diverse it. It rejected this racial preferences by bigger majority brigham margin than they did in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and went out there so i think this is. This is a big blow against identity politics because it means it could. what was the margin against donald trump. I mean this is not republican territory. Republicans and say asians couldn't defeat this had to have a lot of democrats and liberals secretly supporting it. I was in particular watching the ranked choice voting Ballot initiatives were up in massachusetts and in alaska. Which would've changed around the traditional methods that We we vote by which you know. The person with the most votes wins on the first ballot And replaced it with a much more confusing grid like system in which basically computers do a lot of the analysis in the end And it results in usually lower turn out and sometimes some pretty hinky results so those appear to have lost in both massachusetts and alaska so that that's a victory for voters out there. all right. thank you came in bill. Thank you for listening. We'll be back later this week. With another edition of potomac watch..

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Under Your Feet

The Past and the Curious

06:09 min | 9 months ago

Under Your Feet

"You may remember Charles Wilson Peel as the man featured in episode thirty four all about museums in Philadelphia's independence hall above the very room where the declaration of Independence was signed. He opened a museum to display a whole bunch of unusual things. There were mammoth skeletons, ancient artifacts, a wily and well traveled little prairie dog and a wall full of portraits of very important people. He painted those VIP portraits himself appeal among everything else was a remarkable artist and the paintings that he made of the many people who lived in the late seventeen hundreds are some of the best of the time period. We should remember that in the seventeen hundreds there was no television or computers there weren't even photographs. So the average person would probably never actually catch a glimpse of someone famous like George Washington or Ben Franklin and person. which meant that they might not know what they really looked like. Isn't that funny thing to consider if you were alive at the time and wondered what a person look like looking at a portrait was just about the only way to see a famous face. So, curious people were happy to pay Peale's museum admission to see paintings of these very important people and finally put faces with the names they had heard about all the time, the old animal parts and the little prairie dog that peel had on display. Just a nice bonus. Now Peel was just one man and he couldn't paint everyone. Appeal portrait was typically an honor reserved for only the most notable people, presidents, founding fathers, famous personalities. You had to do something pretty special to get appeal portrait. And here's another thing to keep in mind. This was the seventeen hundreds in America and the early eighteen hundreds. So all of the faces that tended to fit those descriptions at that time were white faces. All except for one. On the wall that peel filled from floor to ceiling portrait's in his museum, one painting certainly stuck out to any visitor. It was the face of a black man and he was very old. And the dark skin on his narrow face was accented by white tufts of beard hair in the painting. He's wearing a knit cap on his head. Mike one you'll probably be getting out soon with the rest of your winter clothes. If you haven't already the old man's eyes looked bright and strong and his expression was one of satisfaction. It's an incredible face to look at and many people have wondered who was this man in a way the portrait happened by accident. In eighteen nineteen peel had traveled from his home in Baltimore to Washington DC to paint James Monroe the fifth president of the United States. while. They're peels. Curiosity was piqued when he heard about a free black man who is a practicing Muslim and who not only owned a home in nearby. Georgetown but was a successful business man who had helped finance the bank. This was remarkable and because this was forty six years before the civil war and the end of slavery, it was very unusual. This man was called Yaro Mahmoud. And people said he was one hundred and forty years old. That part was fake. He was probably around eighty at the time but everything else was true. Peel had to make a special trip across the Potomac River to meet Yaro talk with him about his life and have him sit for a very unusual portrait. Painting portraits takes a lot of time as you might imagine, which means there's plenty of time to talk, and that's what Yaro did. The little that we know about him today is mostly because Peel wrote much of it down. It's a pretty amazing story and one that challenges our ideas of the people who were living and thriving in. America at the time. In the year. Seventeen. Fifteen euro was only fourteen when he was captured and taken from his home in West Africa he like millions of other men, women and children was victim of the slave trade. People were kidnapped from their lands, take into another and forced into Labor. Euros people were known as the Fulani and it is believed that his family were wealthy Muslim leaders in this community. Historians think this because Yaro knew how to read and write both in the Fulani language as well as Arabic. Later in his life he learned to read and write a bit of English as well. Making him literate in three languages. That's a feet for anyone at the time but especially unusual for someone who would live much of his life and slavery. Most. Enslaved people would be kept from learning to read and write at all. But for euro, it helped him stand out. After the terrible journey on a slave ship across the Atlantic Ocean Yaro landed in Maryland where a man named Bell bought him directly off the boat. Everything and everyone Yaro new was gone never to be seen again, the man who legally purchased him was a wealthy farmer who owned several properties that depended on the work of enslaved people, farms, watermills, things like that pretty quickly though bell figured out that Yaro was more well suited for work other than hard plantation labor luckily, for Yaro, his education lead to another old, he became what is known as a body servant. In this role young Yaro traveled with bell everywhere he went. When he met with other farmers, Yaro was there. He met the people he would sell his grain too Yarra was there. When he met with powerful politicians, Yaro was also there. And nearly every one of those people would remember meeting Euro. Mahmoud. How could you not? He was obviously incredibly talented and smart, but also by being in the room when business was happening. Yaro was able to learn how to make it happen himself.

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"But I think you can see this court moving in that direction. And I think it's very, very healthy for American pluralism because you're not going to get all these people suing at the drop of a hat and claiming offense so easily now the bigger fight to calm is the. Free exercise of religion. And that gets going to get into the fight over. Can you do you have to? Are you obliged to bake a cake for a gay marriage ceremony? For example, those are the fights to come. But this court is, I think making real progress on the first amendment, then I think it's very encouraging for American pluralism. Yeah. And again, to mention Justice Gorsuch, an indeed Justice cavenaugh the to Trump appointees, a generalized point that they keep raising is one we've talked about, for a long time, is that if you have particular grievances of one sort, or another should your recourse be to run to the courts, all the time or should some of these matters be subjected to the legislative process, work out your problems and the political process legislatively. And I think you know, Justice Gorsuch in. Particular has been trying to push the idea that, that especially liberals today should not be resorting to either using administrative bureaucracies or indeed the courts, to achieve goals, and ends that they cannot get through say the, the, the congress of the United States, still some, some opinions left to co- on in, in the next week from the supreme court, including big cleaning big ones. Kyle on on the census and on the politic partisan. Gerrymandering. Right. And that may be why we're getting some of these strange seven two opinions with, with seven different seven different breakdowns, this week because the, the big five fours are probably coming next. Is that what you would predict? That's what I would predict. Yes. Okay. All right. Well, we'll watch that. And and we're here to talk about it next week. Thank you all for listening. And we'll be back next week with another addition of Potomac watch..

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:55 min | 2 years ago

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"He's supposed to have a kind of kinship with them. And that was the expectation if he got in he isn't gonna run, and I've just to me it's fascinating that he's taking a look at the rest of these candidates and said, there's not a space for me there. Well, I think you you didn't talk about that, particularly, but you alluded to that in your column this week about the jobs, and, you know, one of the things we talk about the Democrats moving to identity politics, and to being a party of sort of Hollywood celebrities and minorities in the young and so forth. But one of the bigger shifts has been the move away from the private sector right being a blue collar workers right to knowledge economy or people in the government. And I think that they no longer speak that language. Of work. Trump doesn't always do it perfectly. But it's not just the money that you get from work. It's I mean, we know that the most debilitating thing for a lot of houses on households on public assistance. There might be no one connected to the private sector. No one with a job. And if you change that would just one person you you show a path upward for people. Plus, there's I mean, there's the dignity of work and providing for yourself. There is the satisfaction that comes from work. And I think the Democrats that used to be their bread and butter what they used to talk about it. And it's gone. I mean, the our needs it's more likely to come from Donald Trump than from a Democratic Party for whom these people used to be the whole raise on debt for the party. Yeah. It's like a friend of mine emailed me earlier this week. It's gotten to the point where the greatest enemy of your job as a democrat. Gotta worry. They're going to get to the point where that's going to start sinking in the people. Well, that's about all the time. We have for today might thanks to Bill mcgurn and Kim strassel for being with me. Thank you all for listening. We will be back next week with another addition of Potomac watch..

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

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"And and he explained that he has hired some consultants. We mentioned Steve Schmidt to help McCain. Bill Burton democrat or worked on the Obama campaign one side. And then the other side Republican democrat consultants working with them. They're going to do lot of polling and and a lot of investigation. And then also he made the promise unless he felt he could do the job. Well, we'll of course, you wouldn't even start the entire process of saying you're gonna run for president. Let's you think you'd be the best in the world. So I think we can assume that he will satisfy himself on that point. But yet they'll do education. The probably also watched to see who else gets in a little bit of a waiting game. At the moment. People are are seeing where things fall out is. You said the democratic side is going to be a scrum, but he could wait a little bit. Look, this is still were still a little bit early in the in the time frame for when you normally go out in announcer, at least the way it used to be. But people often don't get in until closer to summer. So he's. Also got some time to sit back look at the field count, his pennies and see how much something like this would cost too. That's the other side. And then decide whether to go ahead as the final note. Bill Mike Bloomberg's criticism of weary pointed criticism of our chills billionaire to billionaire little some not in a position to make. The it's it's a little self serving Rysley because he may run in his own, right? And he doesn't want any once that democratic nomination. If he goes forward and spent two billion dollars to get it to be worth as much as possible. But I do know from my own reporting in the last two election cycles presidential cycles that he looked very very closely at at running and did decide in the end that he thought he could not win. And that's why into it. Right. Well, I think that was a wise decision. I'm not sure how well Michael Bloomberg travels outside New York. But that said he's using his money on guns and so forth advances, and I think gun control gun control reasonably successfully. I mean, that's that's one thing. You can do. I don't know what Howard Schultz really cares about. If that's any of his aim. If is aim is just winning or if his aim is to say, these are things I want to talk about or I wanna see any can push the agenda that way, and he can have a big affect on the democratic. Thirty you know in the debate between sort of the Biden wing and the Bernie wing. All right Bill. Thanks, kim. Thanks. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back tomorrow with another addition Potomac watch..

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01:39 min | 2 years ago

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"And I mean, clearly they've been thinking about it for a long time. So I don't know why they went to that said, I think the O L C memo is pretty comprehensive pretty persuasive. It's not just statute it's practice. They go back to Jefferson. I think they found was at one hundred sixty instances where presidents have appointed inferior officers two acting positions at it. It was pretty thorough and unspectacular I think in its in its reasoning. Yeah. No, I I'm I'm with you on that Bill. I just I just think that if you're you you knew that you're going to replace Jeff Sessions. So why don't you have somebody you can nominate right away who you then you could have the. Senate confirm consider and confirm even as early as the lame duck, right rather? Now, it's likely that the nominate somebody you'll have I don't even know if they can get to it in the lame duck, depending on how long the Senate stays there. Now talking about leaving December seventh which means this would be kicked into January after the new congress comes in, and and that would be a potential difficult. They would get a cedar two extra for Republicans in the Senate. But on the other hand, you you you you have a longer period where Whitaker is in the job. And wouldn't it? Would it really made such a huge difference? If Jeff Sessions stayed for the next month or two on I'm I'm just not sure it would have. All right. Thanks bill. Thanks, kim. I think bottom line is Donald Trump needs to figure out needs to get off the man after the election defeat, and and decide what kind of governor wants to run. Thank you all for listening. I'm Paul zhigo. We back later in the week with another edition of Potomac watch..

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04:11 min | 2 years ago

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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch election day twenty eighteen is here and Democrats believe their poise for a big day while Republicans hoped to hang onto their house majority, however narrowly and gain at least a seat or two in the Senate while we wait for results will tell you some of the important things to look for in the election returns. And with me, welcome on Paul zhigo. And with me to talk about this on my Wall Street Journal colleagues Bill mcgurn. Hey, Bill Haipeng and Kim strassel Hypo Kim, so so let's let's election day, obviously, right of democracy. A great thing. Tanks aren't in the streets, notwithstanding some of our friends on the left Bill telling us they would during the Trump presidency. Looks like democracies working people will vote they voted in my precinct this morning rice. They voted in yours. There were no riots there were no rifles. So that's that. We'll see what happens. I suspect. It's going to be a an eventful day politically. But one hopes not a violent one. And it looks to me just a couple of points. I want to hear your kind of things you're looking for. But I'm the one I'm looking for that'd be I think the big thing here is it's a referendum on Donald Trump above all in this in this election is not on the ballot. But Democrats have tried to make this an election about Donald Trump and his behavior as president and Donald Trump has been happy to oblige. He's been saying he is he's this. He wants to be the center of attention. He's been saying, I'm helping everywhere I go we might lose the house because they can't go to every house district. Of course, he has gone every swings Senate district, although not importantly in some of the some of the some of the key ones. So I think that's what I'm going to be looking for most of all here. What what? What is the size of the democratic surge against Trump, and and Trump ISM? And then that sense, it will be the opposite of what we saw in two thousand ten against Barack Obama Bill. Yeah. I agree. Look on the one hand the history is is not encouraging for the party that controls the White House. Right. And I think typically over the past couple of decades average thirty seat loss in the house a few in the Senate. So in some senses. This is business as usual on the other hand, President Trump, I think apart from the election being referendum on them, which I think it usually is on the president. He's inserted himself more directly than most other presidents in these rallies. And it it it is to a polarized country in the sense. If you look at a rally, you just think this is all Trump country. But then you see the enthusiasm on the democratic side. And and the the poll productions and you realize there's an another. Side to that story. So we'll we'll find out. I mean, it will be not just a matter of who retains which chamber, but also the margin of victory will tell Salat Kim any kind of general thought. Well, I guess my general thought is that none of us know what's going to happen today. And it's been kind of striking to me to watch. So many political prognosticators say that they are pegging the chances to this or that happening at these very precise percentages in the face of what happened in two thousand sixteen and the fact that no one knew what was going on. Then either compounding this if you look in particular at the house races, we have very few polls that have been done in the majority of these districts, many of them to the extent that they were polled at all. It was back in the summer before. For instance, the recent immigration debate before the cavenaugh fight. So none of that has span baked into any of those polls. We know that some of these polls have been very inaccurate or have the potential very inaccurate because they were very small sample sets. And we're seeing a lot of..

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03:00 min | 3 years ago

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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch welcome back on Paul zhigo with Kim strassel and Bill mcgurn and Kim, I guess the question is, how does all of this play politically Democrats want to delay the hearings of possible delay the vote if possible, Republicans being in the majority, have the power to move the nomination forward the if as long as they stay United. But I guess the question is Democrats wanna show their voters who are passionately anti-trump and believe the supreme court is is one of one of the main battlegrounds of American politics that they that they're fighting to stop cavenaugh. So are these history onyx at the hearing by the. Senators of the document. Production debate and the the extraordinarily nasty questioning is this really something that they're trying to show the base that they're willing to fight and they're passionate just like them. And in the end, they're going to allow the debate the vote to go forward or will they try to block vote altogether? Because unless you have a Senate democrat showing up at the hearing, you can deny them of haute unless re undercurrent Senate rules. Well, look, I think it's both. I think the goals and the strategy you see here was this initial attempt to complain launch motions and try to postpone this and all the while. As you say with the goal that even if we can't postpone an even if we can't derail it, we will show our base that we are fighting. It looks as though Democrats have not at this point gone so far has decided they will not show. Oh, up or boycott. This one would hope that maybe they have understood that some of these breaking of precedents in norms sometimes can boomerang on you. Of course, one of the reasons that we can have fifty votes to confirm Brett Kavanagh these days, and we no longer have a filibuster is because Harry Reid got rid of that for certain nominees back when he was still in charge and Republicans extended that rule so that they don't seem to have gone that far yet. But the question to me is there can be no doubt that these kind of theatrics will probably gin up their base. They're hoping that they could at least use the hearings for that. But how do they play with the average American that turns this on? Because you know the record is out there. This is a guy served honorably on the DC circuit court of appeals. American Bar Association gives the highest rating he's clearly more than more than qualified to sit on the supreme court. And you see these people level..

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04:58 min | 3 years ago

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"Just enable the skill and ask Alexa, play Potomac, watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac. Watch welcome back on Paul zhigo with Bill mcgurn and Kim strassel and the president is one way he's lashing back at the. The Paul Manafort convictions and the Michael Cohen. Plea deal is by attacking his attorney general Jeff Sessions who has recused himself from the from the Russia pro, but not from supervising the colon investigation. For example, which is was separate. That was kit referred to by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, but pick taken up by the US attorney in in New York. The Justice Barbas also indicted recently to Republican congressman within ninety days of an election, which is in my personal view, highly suspect and violates internal Justice policy. Chris Collins of upstate New York and Dunkin hundred junior of California merits aside whether these indictments are are warranted or not. They could have been made before the primaries in both of those states when the par. Could have picked a new candidate. Now, it's very difficult to get e either name off the ballot. Probably impossible giving the Democrats a chance to gain two more seats so Trump. I think this is is as upset Donald Trump, but ultimately, Cam, what do you make of the continuing assault on sessions in public and is a smart? No, it's counterproductive. I think for a couple of reasons, one is just wrong on the merits to call on Jeff Sessions to engage in specific prosecutions. Look. I mean, there are a couple of ways to look at the Justice department. It's not a part of the constitution. It was created by congress, but it the say, and you know, and obviously any attorney general broadly follows the policies that are set out by presidents and their administrations, but it's a line that you cross. You go and you tell direct your turning general specifically target or not target certain people for prosecutions, and so it looks bad. And Donald Trump has, again crossed the line one that he shouldn't have. But Secondly, this is a pure political reality where he to fire Jeff Sessions where he to running him down, doesn't help anyone doesn't help zone administration where he'd fire him. He doesn't have the votes in the Senate right now to reconfirm a new attorney general, and the place would be even more in a state of disarray without without an attorney general. So Ben Sasse the Senator from Nebraska, Susan Collins, a Senator from Maine, have both said that they would be loath devote or would not vote for any person that Donald Trump named his replacement. If he fired Jeff Sessions over issues like this so cases not helping him, but can you have a attorney general who president can Kenna president tolerate. An attorney general who he lows. I mean, is that a healthy state of affairs and shouldn't. I mean we've always believed in executive power here at the journal and the fact that the pre president of left or right should get the people he wants to fill out his cabinet now shouldn't Trump have the same thority at the Justice department. I'll absolutely he does have that authority and and look at a certain point it might be worth while exercising be on the very basis to look whether or not Jeff Sessions should have recused himself. He did, and that has left a vacuum. At the top of the department of Justice on the biggest issue we are dealing with today, which is this Russia question the special counsel and and everything else. And you know, look in my mind, the best thing that would happen is after the midterms when Republicans potentially have an even greater majority in the Senate Jeff Sessions, oughta recognize this issue to and step down. I'm sort of amazed Jeff Sessions stayed in a child. So publicly berated all the time. Look, I think Donald Trump has legitimate beefs about a weakened attorney general at the top, but I don't think he's doing himself any favors the way he's doing and I agree with Kim. The reality is that he's here through the end of the year and through next year for different reasons, whether it's because they couldn't get a new one voted in. So, and the second question is just because someone has a problem I mean in our system just because someone has the power doesn't always mean that it's prudent to exercise it. I mean, the way everything is framed the way the framers put it..

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"That's partly just he had more name recognition the the other three really didn't. Get there. They didn't have the funding, and I think there was the the support among the liberal groups was little split, but Tony ever says, really aligned himself with the teachers unions, which are gonna be spending probably the biggest spenders in this election because they really see overturning Scott Walker's Klug and bargaining reforms as critical, partly because they were so symbolic nationally also because unions have taken a huge financial hit because of them. Yeah, interesting. One other anecdote, Paul Neilan, who is the the kind of crazy challenger Paul Ryan two years ago in in Ryan's district ran. Again, the Ryan, of course, is resigning and again in a multi candidate field in the Republican primary there and got crushed. I am happy to say he remembered Breitbart was rushing him as the as the next speaker of the house. And and he and he's, he went down in flames. So let's also talk about Connecticut. Bob Stefanski, a businessman, former UBS employees. Financier won the Republican primary again, a multi-candidate field, promising total tax reform, right? He's going to get rid of the estate and gift tax right away. He's going to wait two years on the corporate tax phase that out an eight years on the income tax. I think it's fair to say that's a bold proposal, and he's going to be running, but he won and we know Alicia Connecticut needs tax reform, for sure. It's had a horrible economic record under current governor down Malloy. He's he's not running for re election, but the person who is Ned Lamont is running for election that he won the democratic nomination. He's. Is the democrat who remember be Joe Lieberman in the Senate primary some years back running, and then Lieberman ran as an independent and beat Ned Lamont so much well known among Democrats, but he's promising essentially the Malloy agenda more of the same. That's right. And he's trying to distance himself from Woy in part because voice so unpopular. I think he's the least popular governor in the country. So he's running a little bit from Laurie. But when he was asked pointblank well, would you raise taxes? He said, yes. And this is really, I think, Republicans and I think a lot of independent voters are kind of tired of being nickeled and dimed Malloy increase the corporate tax in post surcharge increased the income taxes, and now they're talking about increasing tolls and the part of the net Lamont agenda. It's expressly, let's raise tolls, never popular comedian commuting. St Paul. Look, Connecticut has some of its top businesses leaving the state right every day, Texas, some of the highest tax rates in the country regulations. You know, all over the place, just a dismal place. And yet I am envious as as a resident of of New Jersey because at least there there's a Republican candidate who may have a chance because people are tired of this. They see where this leads this kind of blue state agenda lead states, and I think that Lamont's going to have a hard time. I mean, the Republican, they're both businessmen, right? Lamont Tout's business credential, right? But Stefanski is going to tie him to Malloy in. It's hard to see how how he can avoid that. His agenda is pretty much the same wants higher minimum wage more education spending, but non any structural reform. The economy we're talking about the latest primary election results and morosi versus Donald Trump. You're listening to Potomac watch when we come back. Spend time with Alexa. You can now listen to Potomac. Watch on your Amazon device. Justin able the skill and ask Alexa to plate Potomac, watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch welcome back on polls. You go with Bill mcgurn and at least you Finley, just to finish up on the Connecticut race. You know, there's a, there's a pretty good record of Republican governors who've made it in the even the liberal..

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04:50 min | 3 years ago

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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Economy grew by four point, one percent in the second quarter of twenty eighteen and has now grown by three point, one percent across the first six months. That's the fastest growth in fast quarter of growth in four years since twenty fourteen and the Donald Trump naturally president states took credit for tried to take credit for it. Does he deserve it here? I'm Paul zhigo of the Wall Street Journal here. Talk about that in the political impact of this GDP number and whether it's a stain -able is Bill mcgurn Hulo Bill Hypo, and James Freeman, I James ball. So let's start with the GDP number. About coming in a little under economists expectations. People had said four point, four percent, the Saint Louis, the skinny. The Atlanta Fed's g GDP tracker had predicted three point eight, but anyway, slice at James four point. One is gangbusters number. Yes, yes. The economy is growing bigly. Certainly in the second quarter, and I think the president deserves a lot of credit. I think he should take a victory lap. This is the power of incentives at work here, the tax cutting and particularly to the corporate income tax rate and restraint on federal regulators has really changed the way business people look at investing in the United States. And if you look at the numbers Bill, it's really kind of interesting. You look at the economic expansion started this current one in the middle of two thousand nine when the post financial panic recession ended and it's been long in the tooth. And if you look at what happened, twenty fourteen was the last really was Obama's best year for growth, and you look at twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen. We were really bumping along almost under two percent, very low bid. Business investment in particular averaging zero point, six percent over two thousand five and twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen. Now you see twenty seventeen that number bumping up and and business investment. Now averaging seven and a half percent increase for the first six months of of this year. So that's the evidence I think that in fact, would James suggests tax reform and deregulation which were aimed precisely at stimulating business confidence and business investment has worked. That's evidence that it has worked. I I, I don't think there's any. I don't think there's any doubt of that because it's reduced the price of capital and you get more I mean through pretty straightforward cause and effect right in so far as they go that that we've had to count myself say, I was wondering ones disappointed because my expectations had been raised that I thought we might have something closer to five percent, but I would rather have the disappoint. I have today than the ones I had two years ago or three years ago. Well, in the numbers suggest grow the in not everything was rosy here. James, you had residential housing actually detracted from kroth, which is stunning to get the four point, one percent number and nothing from housing. That's that's really rare in a way. I think that is encouraging because it shows you the the strength of the productive economy and it's shows you how far we've come where we had a financial crisis, ten years ago that resulted in large part from kind of an unreal economy where we tried to conjure prosperity at of ever rising housing prices. And I think a lot of people began to believe during that period and the two thousands. When we had these rock bottom interest rates and all of these federal programs intended to drive people into housing that that's the source of wealth. Building more homes is how you get rich. And of course, really. A healthy society that's a symptom of a productive economy. It's not the cause of it. So I, there's so much to like in this report you look at. Actually, another thing that's attracted was inventories going down. Those are shelves that are going to need to be restocked in the second half of the year. So people thinking or saying, now this is great, but it's about to get much worse. I think they're going to be proven wrong inventories, took a full percentage point off of the GDP growth. So if you had a normal inventory number would have been five point, one percent, right?.

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04:42 min | 3 years ago

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"Days TV. The question should be, did any of these people leak any information while they're in office, or are they violating any aspects of their security clearances and the rules that govern what they can and can't say when they leave government, they haven't necessarily provided any evidence of that. So if the Justice department wants to make a move here at oughta get a lot more serious, which it has not been to date defining about who has been behind some of these rampant leaks, especially during the period of the Trump transition into office and in the months following, I agree entirely, you know, I had a security clearance, so it was very expensive for the tax payers with. I don't know whether I still have it. It seems like a side issue. I think the journal editorial noted that you know if they wanna get serious, the unmasking of Michael Flynn would be better. But I, I will say, I think the behavior of a lot of these former intelligence people has been atrocious, but it doesn't mean that they should lose ski. It's largely symbolic. I mean, there's some people in some sensitive industries where it really matters that you it's a big asset from for other people. It means you could be included in on a conversation and so forth. But for the most part, it's symbolic. Look Cato the elder used to and all his speeches in the Roman Senate famously Carthage must be destroyed. I want to end every podcast by saying Donald Trump should declassify all the material. If he wants to get back, let's find out what these guys were doing in two thousand sixteen and why he doesn't do that is just beyond me. You were there Bill for Kato. That'd be just he was my wife here, particularly compelling speaker, and I will say I did go to school in the toga era, so well into the toga school, right? Toga party scroll. Notre Dame so th the that is the that is the crucial point to Kim, I think is declassify all this stuff and and even with the the, the release of the FIS I application for Carter page, they're heavily redacted and there's a lot more documents there. We outlined two three weeks ago all the the whole list of things that could have been that should be released and be being again, really quite impatient with with Donald Trump on this. If he's if he is instead of pounding the table and yelling at his Justice department to cooperate, what isn't he tell the Justice department that works for them to cooperate and declassify and if he ends. What Bill said? I agree. I mean, some of these former officials have just been beyond the pale, and that's actually the substantive point because so many of them presented themselves that these sober neutral officials that were just engaged in protecting the country against security threats. And when you see former c. i. director, John Brennan basically say the president has committed treason by having a conversation that he did with Putin. You recognize that they are partisans. They are parlaying that partisanship out there in their reputations to to get good gigs. But yes, declassify and he has an even greater reason now to do to the FIS us out. Okay, it's it's been out and there is a list of things that need to be declassified. It's it's not thousands of documents. This is not an overwhelming task. You're probably talking more about like one hundred includes these five. Applications. It includes these three, oh twos and ten twenty three's which are interviews. The FBI did with key sources and people involved in the FBI investigation. It's the newness report, you know, by the way that newness report that came out, which was the house intelligence, committee's official verdict on Russia's interference in the election is still heavily redacted. You can't read most of it had, you know, Republicans have been griping lately, Bob Mueller had these indictments recently have another round of Russians and the house intelligence committee members of saying, if DOJ declassified, I report udub heard about all of these people six months ago because they were in our report, but we still have not been allowed to tell America everything that happened because DOJ Neff be, I will not declassify Donald Trump declassify release or stop whining about the failure of your Justice department to do that. All right. Thanks, Kim. Thanks Bill. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back tomorrow. With another addition Potomac watch..

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"Stories like apple get out in front people are going to see it i mean to dance point if they vote republican it won't be because the republicans have some great messaging or something is because they are going to see a factory going up like the one in michigan it's coming back from mexico or their kids getting out of college um and you know has a job ord they they just feel it tomorrow will be better than today which i don't think people of felt for a long time in this you know two percent growth economy i interviewed john brave enter who's a republican consultant who specializes in pennsylvania and some of these more white uh some of these are white working class districts and he said that there isn't a lotta buyer's remorse among those voters for trump the most of them are sticking with trump piece of the problem though is that trump is an expanding his support it sticking to vat narrow relatively narrow group and he's going to in particular when you get to suburban women uh republican voters around philadelphia around milwaukee jackie other places some of those people just are offended by trump they're offended by his behavior their offended by his narcissism their offended by a lot of the way he insults people and divisive uh tweets and so on and that's what uh there they could end and that's why he hasn't expanded his support yawn i think we'll see in the next six months of the second year hov this will tell the tail because the republicans running will decide either trump is going to be a plus for them or a negative and that fits a negative they'll start separating themselves on the runup to the election the democrats are running trump in off hosts districts right yeah i think the democrats in by the summer going to be saying make it stop uh a check on trump and that's going to be their only message and by the way we might have him uh let's uh thank you all gentlemen thank you offer listening we'll be back next week with more additions of potomac watch.

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"Washington well m a unfortunately it is the case now that no matter what the republicans do in washington uh if they do something that could be sold as a a benefit to the country the country may not know about it because of this president is in a death struggle with the washington media and press corps and they are disinclined to write much of anything good about donald trump or the republicans in washington uh so the word i mean that's kind of how you account for these generic ballot so in people would buy ten or eleven points prefer democrats running congress is kind of an intriguing question on the other hand can you suppress uh the public's knowledge of a strengthening economy on if it results from the tax cut um we the sink signals so far here in january is that the economy is beginning to do very very well and does i think mitch mcconnell himself has said uh boy if we as republicans can't go out there and sell a strong economy to the american people and relate at the tax cuts were in the wrong business well all right dan i think that's a fair summary of uh of where we are here at the start of the twenty eighteen year a big year for congress uh because of the november election and the final chance for republicans to put their stamp on the federal government to at least with this congress so thank you kim thank you dan will back tomorrow with another addition of potomac watch.

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"How can ex reform happened in the united states congress and you're listening to potomac watch from the wall street journal you've heard it a million times location location location well that's because locations important and if the reason this ad targeted at eu is located before podcast about the history of ice dancing if you own a business you know the importance of location which is why you need a realtor a member of the national association of realtors are real estate expert who can help you find the perfect location to grow so get what your business needs get realtor the future of everything from the wall street journal all new episodes on apple podcast spotify tune in google play music iheartradio stitcher and npr one the wall street journal listen ambitiously from the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is the tome and watch welcome back i'm polls you go here with fa kate bachelor and they're kim strauss so we're talking about how tax reform happened though the biggest success so far legislatively for the trump presidency and the republican congress and i wanna make another i think there's one background uh issue here that we should address which explains the success and that is there's still a pretty good rough intellectual political consensus about what constitutes good tax policy that is the tax rates matter within the most republicans agree with that that uh corporations uh uh and businesses need to be have a competitive tax code to compete around the world there is a general supplyside uh uh consensus uh that the democrats don't share where most of their their economists are opposed to to those principles but that consensus behind the scenes made a little easier or may be a lot easier to agree on the ultimate contours of this uh then uh happened on healthcare where there isn't that kind of agreement and then he had to give credit here to three successive ways and means chairman dave camp oostens left congress but put together the first detailed the tax reform out of ways and means remember john banner.

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:51 min | 4 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Um and and is right the stock market didn't seem to love the senate bill uh but look we've had this huge runoff in a in a couple of days of selloffs profittaking is not a big deal in in in my view kim no and i would point out that not just economists make that point that businesses have been pushing for this expensive probation f from a policy perspective they have cared about that as much as they have cared about the rate set one hundred percent expensive thing a huge priority for them because what the effective it is it's the same again as izzie he would get from a lower rate it allows them to keep more of their money in their pockets or rather in their business copper's tiggy's for expansion higher wages all the different things that come with a lower government tax burden all right we're talking about the uh republican tax reform movement in congress and a judge roy moore's troubles you're listening to potomac watch from the wall street journal the future of everything from the wall street journal all new episodes foul on apple podcast modify union google play music iheartradio stitcher and npr one the wall street journal listen ambitiously from the opinion gauges at the wall street journal coming watch welcome back i'm poetry go with kim's draw soul and james freeman and we're talking just to finish up on the senate uh tax bill prospects we had a senator in the uh today as a matter of fact pat toomey of pennsylvania was one of the chief negotiators of this bill he's from of the senate finance committee.

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