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Monitor Show 19:00 09-29-2023 19:00
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Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on Bloomberg Wall Street Week
"The street wall spent some time this week watching a range of people who felt things had gone far enough president biden and former president trump tried to outdo do one another in traveling to detroit with the message of the auto companies needed to step up and share their profits with the american workers you you built this country you love this country and you are the ones that make our country run and the u .a .w. responded on friday by expanding its strike even further the studios apparently decided that the writers strike had gone on long enough so it's settled with the w g a this holiday divorce where you're like whoever comes out of the room smiling i felt like the deadly dank of it was hauling though the actors still have a way to go the ftc decided that amazon had grown more than enough filing a lawsuit claiming that it had violated the antitrust laws by using anti -competitive practices to build
A highlight from 1271. Government Shutdown Countdown | Crypto Market Crash Incoming?
"All right, so we have to talk about the government shutdown looming in the wings right now, 48 hours and counting, what this might have in terms of impact on the market. Also just a little bit of framework to get you guys kind of into it, but really the outlook of what this might do to investing and just in general, the tech markets, crypto, all that good stuff. We're going to break it down for you. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. All right. So let's go to this first clip. This, of course, is Matt Gaetz and McCarthy kind of going at it to the frame of what is happening from a shutdown stance because this is really boiling down to a negotiation between the Dems and the Republicans. And also, I think in general, a certain faction of the Republicans. But let's go to this first clip and play this out for you guys listening and is looking more likely as the clock runs out on Capitol Hill. No foreign enemy has ever been able to shut down the government of the United States, but now mega Republicans are about to do just that. The Senate striking a bipartisan compromise deal to fund the government through November 17th, but Speaker Kevin McCarthy giving it no hope in the House. Will I accept and surrender to what Senate decides? The answer is no. The issue, according to McCarthy, is the Democratic led Senate left out additional border funding. McCarthy has another hurdle, five hardline House conservatives that critics have dubbed the Chaos Caucus. I've got members who will not vote to have a stopgap manager to continue to fund government. I've got members who say they'll never vote for a nominee. Well, if you won't do any of that, it's hard to govern. We spoke with the group's de facto leader, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz. Where America's lawmakers gather and take one up or down vote on funding the entire government, that is crazy. Do you worry that voters will blame Republicans for any negative effects of a shutdown? People hundreds of thousands of people having to work without pay? It's a great question. And honestly, that fear of shutdown politics is what has led us to sit atop a 33 trillion dollar debt. Well, I certainly hope we can get this resolved before anyone misses a paycheck. That's my goal. I am not a cheerleader for a shutdown. Gaetz sending a letter to the House's chief administrative officer requesting his pay be withheld. All right, so I'm going to pause it there, but as you can see, there's a little bit of a rub here. Obviously, this has a little bit of history under it as well as why the shutdowns are occurring. And mostly it's funding of certain certain areas of the government that are at odds with each other. We'll get into some of that here in a second. This, of course, is President Biden comes in and says this May McCarthy and I reached the deal. This is the deal that Gaetz is talking about. Let me zoom in on that tweet right there. Deal that would fund the essential priorities and cut the deficit over one trillion. Now there's a group of extreme House Republicans rather shut it down than live up to the deal because there was a deal in place. There are some things within that deal that has caused this. But really what this boils down to is what kind of impact is going to have on the markets and where does that play? Here was the Kobe Easey letter coming in. U .S. government now 48 hours a week, comes with three months less, the largest debt ceiling crisis since 2011.
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"At midnight while vital others will keep going but without pay. President Biden at the Pentagon on Friday. service members Our will keep upholding their oaths, showing up for work, standing sentinel around the world, keeping our country secure but they won't get paid. It's a disgrace. One attempt by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to get a funding bill passed failed. Tom Fodie, CBS News, Washington. The tri -state region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut got hit with torrential rain yesterday but Odyssey New York meteorologist Craig Allen says better times are ahead. The latter part of the weekend will see a drying trend for much of the Northeast so that conditions, life conditions can get back to normal from Philadelphia to New York City and on up through Albany, Bridgeport, Connecticut over towards the Boston area and the rain will also get pushed out of the New England region as well. The auto workers strike has expanded to include a Ford plant in Chicago and a General Motors plant near Lansing, Michigan. Union President Sean Fain says workers simply have no choice. We don't want to be out here. Nobody wants to be out here. We want to be in that factory working, making great product, making money for the company and making money for ourselves. comes But there a point in time where you've been abused enough,
RedState: Hunter Team Used Threat of Joe Biden to Pressure, Coerce DOJ
"This is really bad. Here, Red State, Banshee. Hunter Biden team used It's the the threat of Joe Biden to pressure and coerce the DOJ. It's happening. This is why Biden's mad, not mad. They're targeting his kid. He's mad. They could be targeting him. He throw his kid under the bus in a what they say in the 80s in a jiffy. Remember the Brady Bunch? They would throw this guy under the bus tomorrow if it would make the political case against Joe Biden go away. Bank on it. Cash that check. Spend that money here. According to Politico, Politico, by the way, which is like to the left of the Communist Manifesto. According to Politico, which examined previously unknown communications between Hunter Biden's legal team and the DOJ. There was an actual threat issued to call Joe Biden as a witness if Weiss, the U .S. attorney, dared to charge the gun crime in question. OK, what goes on? Then he issued a warning if the Justice Department charged the president's son, his lawyers would put the president on the witness stand. President Biden now would be a fact witness fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial. There you go, folks. It's right there. Tell me Joe Biden loves his kid. He loves himself. He loves money. The gravy train dried up. Now he thinks he could find himself in jail if Hunter Biden flips on him. He'd throw this kid if he could.
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on Thom Hartmann Program
"Heartland Signal News Minute. The Republicans do not have any evidence, which is part of why we didn't have any fact witnesses there yesterday. That's Congressman Dan Goldman, Democrat of New York, speaking on CNN the morning after House Republicans launched their impeachment inquiry into President Biden. And it's bewildering to me that Chairman Comer doesn't just wouldn't allow me to in put some evidence, but it's a reflection of the fact that we have a bogus sham impeachment inquiry that has no basis, that is a partisan political stunt done at the behest and direction for Donald Trump for his own personal benefit. And the facts just aren't there. And it's thing one thing for Donald Trump to get up and lie over and over and over. He's a professional doing that, but it's a lot harder for rank and file members of the House of Representatives to do it. And that's what they're left with For WCPT 820 and Heartland Signal, I'm Andy Miles. If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour. If you can find a way to get inside each other's mind. Walk a mile in my shoes. Walk a mile in my shoes. We've
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 25
"Time for the Mike Gallagher Show week in review podcast. We're glad you could join us. Boy, what a week it was. The debate, the craziness, the New York City judge trying to crush the Trump organization, keeping Trump from ever conducting business in New York ever again. Number of media outlets conducted polls. The results don't look really good for President Biden. Even the media outlets could hardly believe their own results. Washington Post ABC poll came out over the weekend. Has Trump beating Biden by 10 points? 52 to 42 percent among registered voters in a hypothetical 2024 national matchup. Now, the Washington Post says, oh, this poll is an outlier. Well, the truth is there's no national election. What matters are the other swing states. We know that we understand that the NBC poll has Trump and Biden tied. I think what's important to remember is almost no national poll has Trump getting significantly beat by Joe Biden. Are they all lying? Are they all making it up? Is it all are they all outliers? And make no mistake, they are melting down, man. They are freaking out over this poll. Here's ABC's. And you know, it's tough because you got both the Washington Post and ABC, these two huge legacy media outlets having to distance themselves in a way from their own poll. Here's ABC's Rick Klein talking to Martha Raddatz over the weekend about the staggering bad news for Joe Biden in this poll. Martha, these numbers are simply staggering for the sitting president. 44 percent of people in this poll say they are not as well off as they were at the start of the Biden administration two and a half years ago. Those are the worst numbers that we've seen in our ABC News Washington Post polling. It's a question we've been asking going back to the Reagan administration. And when you when you dive into the big questions around the economy, we know President Biden has been out there trying to make the case. Unemployment is low. He's been talking about how inflation has been easing, but people aren't buying it. You covered some of the reasons why. Gas prices, food prices, grocery prices and like right now on the big picture on the economy, 74 percent of the country, that's about three quarters of Americans who say the economy is either not so good or downright poor. Now, of all the things I get angry about, the illegal immigration crisis that we have in America right now is infuriating because this is a crisis of the Democrats making and they have the gall. They've got the nerve. They have the audacity to pretend it's not their fault. When you screech about open borders, when you brag about being a sanctuary city and suddenly we face a crisis of thousands and thousands and thousands of illegals entering this country.
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Monitor Show 23:00 09-28-2023 23:00
"Investment advisors, switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Franchises, but owners of sports franchises seem to be doing pretty darn well even when the antitrust laws apply. Thanks so much, Harry. That's Professor Harry First of NYU Law School. I'm June Gross and you're listening to Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. The GOP hopefuls for president are weighing in on a possible government shutdown in a debate on the Fox News channel. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went after President Biden and former President Trump. Joe Biden hides in his basement and won't answer as to why he's raising the debt the way he's done. And Donald Trump hides behind the walls of his golf clubs and won't show up here to answer questions like all the rest of us are up here to answer. Meantime, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Democrats are shutting down the American dream with their reckless behavior. He then asked, where is Joe Biden in the shutdown debate? We're four days away from a possible shutdown. The Senate is working to pass a bill funding the government through November 17th. But House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said today he doesn't see support in his party for it. McCarthy is trying to work with the most conservative Republicans who demand more spending cuts. Roughly 60 percent of U .S. consumers across all income levels are living paycheck to paycheck. That's according to new reports from Pymants and Lending Club who found that those living paycheck to paycheck include 45 percent of high income consumers who make more than one hundred thousand dollars a year. The U .S. soldier who crossed into North Carolina.
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"You're listening to WTOP News. On 53 page it is the countdown to shutdown on WTOP. The Republican -led House failed today to approve a 30 -day stopgap funding bill bringing us ever closer to that government shutdown at Sunday midnight morning. All Democrats and 21 Republicans voted against the measure which would have kept the government open and and cut most domestic programs by 30%. With the shutdown looking more likely than not CBS News congressional spotted Scott McFarland explained on WTOP last hour why he considers this one different than others. There's not a singular thing driving this. Ten years ago we covered that shutdown Demetri where it was over the Affordable Care Act. Republicans wanted defunded. President Obama did not. Five years ago it was over Trump wanted to fund border his wall even though he said Mexico would pay for it. Democrats did not. Here I don't know what the singular issue is. There's a whole airing of grievances and list of concerns and there's no silver bullet way of fixing so that it could take time. Government shuts down as we say 1201 a .m. Sunday that is unless lawmakers find something to agree on and pass something tomorrow they are expected back at the Capitol. 54 on WTOP the nation's top general Mark Milley has officially retired as chairman of the joint chief. President Biden spoke at General Milley's official farewell. Mark has been a steady hand guiding our military as we what navigate I would argue is one of the most complex security environments our world has faced in a long time. The general who has spent more than four decades in the military said his loyalty has always been to the U .S. Constitution. We don't take an oath to a king or a queen or to a tyrant or a dictator and we don't take an oath to a wannabe dictator. General Milley's successor is General Charles Q. Brown. Lindy Kenyon, CBS News, the White House. 855. Or to 25 and 55. Powered by Maximus. Moving people and technology forward. Now to Rob Woodfork. All right, the Nationals lead in Atlanta because Ki -boom went ka -boom
A highlight from Republican Debates, Election Predictions, and Media Criticism
"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
Monitor Show 23:00 09-27-2023 23:00
"Interactive brokers' clients earn up to USD 4 .83 % on their uninvested, instantly available cash balances, rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. Big step goes for the FTC. Thanks so much, Jen. That's Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Litigation Analyst, Jennifer Rhee. For more of Jen's analysis, go to BI Go on the Bloomberg Terminal. I'm June Grosso and you're listening to Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. The Writers Guild of America strike is done. After 148 days, the board of the WGA West and council of the WGA East voted unanimously to lift the strike, effective at 12 .01 Pacific time Wednesday. A judge is ruling Donald Trump and his company are liable for fraud in a lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General's office. The judge in his ruling found Trump made false and misleading valuations for his real estate assets over the years to secure loans and insurance deals. United Auto Workers President Sean Fain says the union isn't letting up on its demands amid an ongoing strike. He spoke to MSNBC Tuesday, the same day President Biden stood alongside members on the picket line in Michigan. The members, you know, being out there standing up for their future are what brought the president here and it's a great testament to see him come here. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says it would be very important to have a meeting with President Biden to prevent a government shutdown and address the border crisis. McCarthy is hoping to pass a bill that would pair a short -term government funding extension with a series of border policy changes backed by Republicans and opponents.
Monitor Show 06:00 09-26-2023 06:00
"With ForgeFX's virtual training program, Zoe Hoecker can practice welding anytime, anywhere, through the Tulsa Welding School. As a result, he's able to up -level his skills and advance his career as a welder. Learn more at meta .com slash Metaverse Impact. For more information on the future of law, visit BloombergLaw .com. Up next, we'll get the latest on Senate efforts to avoid a government shutdown, plus President Biden plans to head to the auto worker picket line. Hour two of Bloomberg Daybreak starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for Tuesday, September 26th. Coming up today, the Senate looks to avoid a government shutdown with a bipartisan deal. President Biden heads to Michigan to stand alongside striking auto workers. Jamie Dimon and David Solomon speak about rising interest rates. And a top Fed official expects one more hike this year. A third arrest in connection with the fentanyl death of a toddler at a New York City daycare, plus Senator Menendez remains defiant against corruption charges. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stashauer in sports. The Jets sticking with Zach Wilson. Monday night wins for the Eagles and Bengals. The Yankees won their home finale. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App.
NBC News: Biden's Approval Plummets Among Black Population
"Says that biden's approval rating among black voters is listen this as our new poll shows the president's approval among black voters is down 17 points the first year of his presidency mr biden is also down by double digits among leptinos voters college degree and independence and as we mentioned fifty nine percent of democratic primary voters tell us they want to see a challenger to president biden fifty nine percent of democratic voters say they want a challenger to joe biden he's down 17 points with african -americans now this also is an issue of enthusiasm and i want understand you to what enthusiasm means just so you i can get through the political bs for you traditionally when you the party that is in power there is less enthusiasm from that group of voters because you have the power and there's more enthusiasm for the underdog who's going to get you out of office okay so you can go back in history of polling and you can see that but right now there is a significant separation usually there's a slight separation right the party that's in power there's more contentment you think you're fine you're not as worried in the party that's lost power because you want to win back the white house or the house or the senate but the numbers are usually pretty close three to four percentage points that's changing this time republican voters are significantly more enthusiastic about the 2024 election than democrats not just a little bit which would be normal significantly more listen to this data from again nbc news with this new poll there's also this we found an enthusiasm gap between the two parties we ask folks on a scale of one to ten how enthusiastic are you about the presidential election and you can see republicans a democrat there is a gap right there where's the lag for democrats we found
Trump, Others React to National Poll With Trump Leading Biden
"So much rather be in this position of having an incredible record for our president to run on what's his record folks what what I mean what what is the record I want to MSNBC know they came out with their poll and I got it's not that bad actually tied 4646 this other poll is wrong right that's that's what they've said they're now coming out and they are just like this is just flat out wrong ABC News recline he described this new poll number as quote alarming and staggering for the sitting president United States of America listen these numbers paint a bleak picture for presidents Biden's reelection chances Rick yeah and Martha maybe the most startling number in our poll is this the hypothetical matchup a rematch of Donald Trump versus Joe Biden our poll with the Washington Post pegging this at 51 % so for Donald Trump over Joe Biden that is a nine -point edge now that's only points a difference couple of from our last poll in May but it is significantly different than most recent polls it is an outlier compared to other polls we've seen recently our partners at 538 put together an analysis for us they find average an of recent polls having this more of the one or two point range with Joe Biden typically having the edge but whether you believe that or not look there's a good chance that there's people just trying to send a message in the polling right now given the other frustration we've seen we know in this poll there's some some quirk some oddities around the number of black voters and Hispanic voters the younger voters who seem to be supporting Donald Trump and get this because it's pretty hard to believe but we people ask whether Donald Trump should be constitutionally disqualified for running for office and among people who said yes yes one in five about 18 % say they'd vote for Trump anyway so that might just be sending a a message that's more anti -biden than it is pro -Trump but regardless the weaknesses that we are seeing for Joe Biden
A highlight from The First Edition of Would You Let Joe Biden"
"Good morning America. Good Monday. Some of you are getting up and getting out the door. I'm glad I am with you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North going down to the Beltway this week. Oh, back to the Beltway. Gotta go do my work. Gotta go do my job. I want you to begin this segment with me by reflecting on how bad can the polls actually get for one person. Because John Ellis, now you've heard me mention John. John has been on the show before. Ellis on items the site formerly known as Twitter, now known as X, he produces two sub stacks. News items, which I read every morning before I go on the air. That's where I learned about Amazon investing in AI this morning. And political items, which is a second sub stack. And that just collects all the political data. And for years and years and years, John Ellis was the man behind the curtain at News Corp. And he ran the decision desk when it actually ran well. And he ran many, many other things at News Corp. And he's a very, very smart guy. So Ellis puts out these two news sub stacks that I read. And one of them, political items, carries with it the additional benefit of sparing me from having to figure out which polls to read. Because every couple of weeks or three weeks, he puts out the polls in one place. So John Ellis knows polling. He knows which ones are trash. He does not send you the trash one. So I ignore all polls until I see a poll show up in the news items or political items. So polls in one place rolled in on Saturday morning. And I don't want to get sued for copyright. You should subscribe to polls in one place and political items. But John summarized three of these. Number one, NBC News. Three quarters of voters say they're concerned about President Joe Biden's age and mental fitness. Three quarters. Three quarters. Number two, Washington Post ABC News. A Washington Post ABC News poll finds President Biden struggling to gain approval from a skeptical public. With dissatisfaction growing over his handling of the economy and immigration, a rising share saying the United States is doing too much to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia, and broad concerns about his age as he seeks a second term. More than three in five Democrats say they would prefer a nominee other than Biden. And the Post ABC poll shows Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 10 points. Then number three, the New York Times. President Biden is underperforming among nonwhite voters in the New York Times Santa College national polls over the last year. And this result marked a — represent a, quote, marked deterioration in Mr. Biden's support among non -Anglo voters. Those are the three big polls of the weekend, and they're all related to Joe Biden's age. So I've asked Generalissimo to assist me in diagnosing the problem here. And so just a yes or no, are you with me, Generalissimo? No. All right, good. Would you let Joe Biden prepare dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden do the shopping for a dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden make your family's reservations for a week's vacation at Disney World? Oh, hell no. Would you let Joe Biden book the flights for that vacation? No. Would you let Joe Biden drive the youth group van to the beach for Sunday at the beach? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden chaperone the sixth grade astronomy camp overnight trip? Not even with your kids. Would you let Joe Biden invest your 401k? Would you let Joe Biden pick the paint colors for your church or your school remodel? No. Would you let Joe Biden select the menu for your daughter's wedding? No. Would you let Joe Biden lead a group of second graders through the Smithsonian Natural History? Stop, stop. I gotta... No. Just stay in the lane, please. I just want to know. These are just questions. Would you let Joe Biden lead a second grade group through the Smithsonian? Would you let him lead a high school group through the Smithsonian? Would you drop him off in front of an NFL stadium, give him a ticket, and tell him you'll see him in the seats? I don't think so. Would you let him be the president of a state university? Oh, no. Would you let him be the president of a private liberal arts college? No. Would you let him run a large public high school? No. How about a small private high school? How about a junior high school? Nowhere near kids, no. How about an elementary school? Absolutely not. A preschool? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden run a 7 -Eleven? No, he doesn't have the right accent. Would you let Joe Biden run a sporting goods store? No. A multiplex? No. Would you let Joe run the candy and soda counter at the multiplex? It's too confusing, no. Would you let him run a Macy's? A McDonald's? No. A Houston's restaurant? No. Would you let him run an airport? Negative. Would you let him run the parking at the high school football game? No. Would you let him run a high school speech tournament? Too many kids, no. How about a swim meet? No. Would you let Joe Biden run any business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run a business with 100 employees? No. Would you let him do HR for a business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run the gift wrap sales fundraiser for your kids school? No. Would you let him run the thrift shop inventory day? No. Would you let him run a car dealership? Negative. Would you let him run a church fundraiser? No. A church service? No. A service station? No. Would you let him run a piano recital for 20 students under the age of 10? How about 10 students under the age of 10? No kids, no. Would you let him announce graduation at MIT? Would you let him announce graduation for any college? Have you heard him? No. Would you let him run an eighth grade graduation? No. Would you let him run the change of command at any duty station for any branch of the armed services anywhere in the Americas or in the worldwide distribution of our defense facilities? Not unless you wanted to create an incident, no. Would you let him drive a truck? Well, he's already claimed it, no. Would you let him drive a car that you're riding in the passenger seat? Not unless I was heavily insured. Would you let him fire a pistol at a range? Oh, hell no. Would you let him fire a rifle at a range? No. A machine gun? No. Bazooka? No. Would you let him get into a tank and fire a tank? I'm seeing a pattern here, no. Would you let him direct the drone strike? No. Would you let him drive a little tiny boat whaler, you know, a 12 -foot whaler? I would let him pilot your dinghy, no. Would you let him drive a criss -craft with an outboard motor? No. Of a yacht, a big yacht? No. Would you let him command the deck of a freighter? A freighter? No. How about a destroyer? Uh, I'm thinking not. Submarine? No. Aircraft carrier? No. All right. Could you imagine Stav with him on deck? What would you let Joe Biden do? Retire. No, but I mean, really, seriously, is there anything you'd let him do to put him in charge of, because this is my first edition of would you let Joe Biden dot, dot, dot? Nothing complicated because he gets confused easy. Nothing with kids because we kind of know about that. No, there's nothing the guy can do. He has shown no knowledge of market economics, free market economics. He has no idea how supply and demand works. No, but I'm just talking about give me something that he can do because we've got to get a retirement hobby for him. A retirement hobby? Checkers. Do you think he could win at checkers ever? It's yeah, he could he could run he could run an ice cream stand. I we I covered that. You were gonna let him run a 7 -Eleven. I don't know. I covered the gift wrap. 7 -Eleven is more complicated than an ice cream stand because gas is involved. But but I asked you about the the gift wrap fundraising. I want every mom in America ice cream. Well, no, every parent driving to school in America right now knows fall is the season for fundraisers. So we got the call from the granddaughter over the weekend. Hey, Nana, which is the fetching Mrs. Hewitt, right? Would you buy gift wrap? And of course, we're probably gonna have enough gift wrap for the rest of the five seasons. Yeah, yeah. Five seasons of gift wrap. Yes. And and now the flash is probably going to come up with candy bar. You know, it's just fundraising season, right? And so it's better than raffle tickets. I hate raffle tickets. Yeah. Gift wrap you can at least put in the closet and it'll be there when when she has to clean out the house. You are what we call in in in the school trade. You are what we call an easy mark. A mark. Yeah. Yes. And and you wouldn't even let Joe button out. For those of you who are new to the audience, we've added affiliates recently. Dwayne is an ex band parent who keeps getting dragged back in. And when he was a band parent, he ran parking at the at the battle of the band. Do you know what I'm doing now? Do you know what I'm doing this this year? What I'm doing? What? I had to stand up along with my wife, stand up a snack bar outside of girls volleyball. All right. Would you let Joe Biden run that? Not in your wildest dreams, because because one money's involved and two girls are nearby. But I mean, OK, then Paul back a year or two. No, you let him direct parking at the Battle of the Bands. Oh, not unless you wanted a wreck.
A highlight from Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY) on the Crack-Up in the House GOP Caucus
"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash career slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale, Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q4Hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Hi Canada, Hugh Hewitt live inside of Studio North here and on the Salem News Channel. Good morning. A lot happened overnight. The Ukrainian armored columns pushing towards the Sea of Azov broke through the last line of Russian defenses. It's a narrow breakthrough, but it is a breakout. The Telegraph of Great Britain reporting that the Ukrainian military punched through a section of Russia's main defensive line on the southern front with an armored assault for the first time. Video footage from the front lines is seen. The Wall Street Journal followed with Ukraine sends first armored vehicles through breach in Russian defenses. That would be a significant milestone in the three and a half month counter offensive aimed at cutting Russia's occupying army in two. Too bad they don't have the attack. Joe Biden has refused to send. This would be over at this point. Senator J .D. Vance made a good point yesterday that Joe Biden wants blank check. Doesn't have a strategy. Well, he's incoherent. That's why I didn't have a strategy. And as a result, some Republicans, I think up to 30 of the 265 senators and Republicans who are up there are turning against Ukraine aid because Joe Biden can't lead. He can't articulate. Speaking of which, presidents in a world of hurt this morning. I mean, a world of hurt. Not only is he getting crushed on the migrant invasion, it's not a flow, it's not an influx, it's not a new wave. It is quite simply an invasion. Hundreds of thousands of people, 10 ,000 people a day are being met, greeted and turned loose. And those are the people that we see at the border. And President Biden got up at a fundraiser last night, repeated the same thing twice within two minutes. John Lemire of AP reporting, giving people pause. Then he went over to the Congressional Latino Caucus to address them. And he said this again. It's the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he's talking to, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Joe Biden says this cut number 12. I mean, this is certainly my dad. You say everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
Monitor Show 19:00 09-23-2023 19:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. ...capital management. This is Masters in Business on Bloomberg Radio. I'm Barry Ritholtz. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Republican leaders are working through the weekend in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters today that he's optimistic some sort of a deal will be worked out ahead of the September 30th deadline. The California Republican called it crunch time. McCarthy added that he's willing to accept a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running to allow the House more time to finish the appropriations bills. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Brian Shook reports. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Union workers say they want a 40 % pay increase, cost of living adjustments, and pensions for all workers. I'm Brian Shook. NFL fans who took part in Thursday night's fight at Levi's Stadium could face a lifetime ban. Video of the violence during the 49ers Giants game showed numerous fans in an all -out brawl in the stands with a man grabbing a woman by the hair and throwing her towards a railing. Police say one person was arrested.
Monitor Show 14:00 09-23-2023 14:00
"With ForgeFX's virtual training program, Zoe Hoecker can practice welding anytime, anywhere through the Tulsa Welding School. As a result, he's able to up -level his skills and advance his career as a welder. Learn more at meta .com slash Metaverse Impact. Since Lara Williams there, well that does it for this week's opinion. We're produced by Eric Amalo. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Across the region and hazardous coastal conditions have been reported from North Carolina to Delaware. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is packing 50 mile per hour winds as it moves inland across eastern North Carolina. Forecasters expect the system to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves north through Virginia, the DC area and Maryland through Sunday. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Brian Shook has more. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Union workers say they want a 40 percent pay increase, cost of living adjustments and pensions for all workers. I'm Brian Shook. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying more buses to the border towns of Eagle Pass and El Paso as a way to relieve pressure on migrant shelters. The move comes as government reported a record 181 ,000 migrants illegally crossing the border in August, the highest month of August.
Monitor Show 12:00 09-23-2023 12:00
"Investment Advisors switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. And next week for the latest on the stories moving big money in the world of sports. Stay with us because today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Brian Shook reports. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Union workers say they want a 40 percent pay increase cost of living adjustments and pensions for all workers. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is vowing to fight federal bribery charges and what he calls baseless allegations. Menendez and his wife are accused of accepting money and gifts in exchange for using his position to help three New Jersey businessmen. Menendez released a statement calling it a smear campaign meant to silence him. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is among the political leaders calling for Menendez to step down. Here's Scott Pringle. Murphy says the allegations are so serious and deeply disturbing that they compromise the ability of Senator Menendez to effectively represent the people of our state. Menendez has no plans to resign for now. He is stepping down though from his role as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy plans to cut funding for Ukraine out of a defense spending bill that's being blocked by a...
Monitor Show 19:00 09-22-2023 19:00
"When professional soccer player Marcus Rashford injured his shoulder, he turned to Resil's virtual reality training program to help him maintain his skills and return to the field with confidence. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. And this is Bloomberg. Stay with us now. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Governor Phil Murphy is calling on New Jersey U .S. Senator Bob Menendez to resign. Menendez was indicted on federal bribery charges that allege he accepted cash, gold bars and gifts in exchange for using his influence to help three businessmen and the Egyptian government. The White House is calling on Congress to do its job and pass legislation to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. House Republicans failed multiple times this week to do their basic duty, keep the government running. Instead, they were pushed to the extremes with increasingly severe cuts to programs Americans rely on. Press Secretary Corrine Jean -Pierre called on House Republicans to abide by the bipartisan funding agreement negotiated by Speaker McCarthy and President Biden. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying more buses to the border towns of Eagle Pass and El Paso.
Monitor Show 06:00 09-20-2023 06:00
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"Jim, as a Browns fan, I actually know the kind of misery you're in. If that were to have happened to the Browns and our $55 million quarterback on Sunday, I don't know if I could have broadcast. So I salute you for being here. How are you doing? Hugh, I'm doing fantastic. You saw the final score, right? I know you won. I saw your tweet and I gave you a thumbs up for that tweet. A win is a win. Yeah. No, I'm feeling fantastic in part because the Jets found out a way to win against a good opponent after taking the biggest gut punch imaginable. There are a lot of times, I was trying to say yesterday, people are like, oh, same old Jets. No, the same old Jets would have lost that game 47-3. Yeah, that's true. Before we go any further, Hugh, I have a slight non-football bone to pick. I saw a tweet of yours, I guess probably like last week or so, where you were upset with something Politico had written. I don't even remember what it was, but you said they've turned into the National Review for the left. Can I just ask, could you just not compare National Review to Politico, period? I got so much grief from my many friends at National Review for whom I have written that I had to subsequently enter a tweet saying, hey, I love NRO. It's the best online publication on the right. It wasn't meant that way, but it could be construed as probably more of a criticism of NRO than you intended because the gist was you're not happy with what Politico is doing, right? Let me see if you agree with it. Politico is very, very good at representing the worldview of the center left to left, very, very good at it. And they do culture and lots of reporting, and they also have worldwide reach. And National Review, William F. Buckley, standing astride history and sounding stopped, they've been doing it longer than anyone at a quality level. So is it really bad to compare the two because they are kind of in the same space? If somebody said to me, Jim, your work is great. You're just like Politico. You're going to see that forced smile. You're going to see that – I know you think you're complimenting me. I don't necessarily take it that way. Well, I apologize to all my friends from Rich Lowry down to Jack Butler and everybody in between.
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"He is like the Beltway, walking around personified. Here is what he wrote today. Biden has never been good at saying no. He should have resisted the choice of Vice President Harris, who was a colleague of his beloved son Beau when they were both State's Attorney General. Biden should have blocked Ben, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which has done considerable damage to the island's security. Biden should have stopped his son Hunter from joining the board of a Ukrainian gas company and representing companies in China. And Biden certainly should have resisted Hunter's attempt to impress clients by getting Dad on the phone. That's an earthquake, Mr. Secretary. What did you think when you read that? I agree, although I will say I've had my moments with David Ignatius, where he and I have gone at it pretty good. But he often presents a credible narrative of what he's hearing in those very places you describe, not just in the institutions themselves, but in a greater Washington, D.C., left of center and progressive politics. So I think that's not just David's view. I think that is an emerging consensus view. You know, as for the substance of those, I think he's largely right about each of them. Those were those were bad decisions. But that list is pretty long, Hugh. The list of decisions that President Biden has made have absolutely weakened our nation abroad and made our friends really worried about American results. And we really have a keel in the water. The old model of President Reagan, of peace through strength, are they serious about doing this? Instead, they put climate change, they put diversity, equity, inclusion at the top of their national security priorities. And that's greatly in line with David Ignatius. That is, he just can't say no. When the progressive left comes calling, President Biden has demonstrated he is willing to bend in need of them every single time. Now, Mr. Secretary, you know what impeachments do to the executive branch, but you're also a member of the House. And I like to remind people you're on the Benghazi committee and you know how the House operates. Do you think an impeachment inquiry is ill-advised or well-advised at this point, or do you have to be in the House to make that judgment? You know, it's probably the case that the more data you have, so if I was a member, I'd have even a better judgment. But I actually think, given what I have seen publicly, it's a pretty reasonable next step. You know, Mr. Ignatius talked about, we now know some things, right? The New York Times or the Axios can say whatever they want about no evidence. But we have indisputed evidence that President Biden got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired. He claimed it himself. We have undisputed evidence that Hunter was on the board of a company for which he was wholly unqualified. And then the two of them were on phone calls selling the Biden brand. I think there's lots of questions to ask. And so I actually think it's a very reasonable proposition to, in a very fact-based, measured way, continue to inquire and see the scope and extent of President Biden's connectivity while in office. Not when he was just a dad, but while he was the vice president of the United States. Did he, in fact, use his office, our office, the American vice presidency, in a way that benefited him and his family that was inappropriate? I think it's very reasonable. Mr. Secretary, I want to turn to the debates. You have watched politics for decades unfold on TV. I'm sure you watched the first debate with our friends, Brett Baier and Martha McCollum, asking questions. Second debate's coming up next week. From a national security standpoint, what would you like Dana Perino, Stuart Varney, and other, I can't remember the third host, to ask of our candidates? I think there's three things.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Before we go to policy, Mr. Secretary, congratulations. I have never heard of Route 60 until I saw this. Tell me about it. Well, Hugh, thanks. It's good to be with you again. It was Ambassador Friedman's idea that we would walk this Biblical route from Nazareth in the north, to Bathsheba in the south, through Jerusalem, and we would tell stories from his perspective as an Orthodox Jew and mine as an Evangelical Christian, and we would share with the world Judea and Samaria. People have pictures of stones and rockets and smoke and bad things, and we wanted to remind them that this is an important place for Evangelical Christians, for Jews, for all members of the Abrahamic faith. And so the movie comes out. It's in theaters across America next week on Monday and Tuesday. I hope folks will go see it, take their Bible study, take their friends. It was a lot of fun to make, and it tells this important story about this incredibly important place. And you know, we did it in spite of the Screen Actors Guild, Hugh. We didn't strike. I'm a member of that union, so I'm on strike, Mr. Secretary, but I'm going to cross the picket line and go. It's Monday and Tuesday of the next week, a week from yesterday and the day before? Yeah, that's right. And you can go find the theater near you. It's on Route60.movie. I am really looking forward to that. Now, Mr. Secretary, I reached out to you without knowing about that because the G20 left me reeling. Last night, Chris Christie was, I went down to a Christie event. I go to all the events in New Hampshire for candidates that I can, and he said, quite bluntly, President Biden does not have the physical or mental capacity to be president. I think that showed through, and I think it's extremely dangerous. Respectful though I am, what do you think of this situation? Hugh, we can see it. The world can see it. I still travel a fair amount, and I have people all across the world, Europe, Middle East, Asia, asking, you know, what's going on? We clearly have a president who has served his country for five decades now, but who is no longer, forget leading, he simply isn't demonstrating the basic fundamental competence to execute the mission of the presidency of the United States of America. That is a tough job. It is a big job. And I think, you know, a president who is literally played off stage with music and who answers a question by saying, I'm going to bed, is not someone that ought to be the president of the United States of America. It's too important a task for us and for the world. Now you have met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea. You've met with Xi. You've met with, I don't know if you met with Putin. Did you meet with Putin? I did a couple of times. Okay, so what do these killers think of someone as infirm as the president? They think in a system like ours, it confuses them, because they struggle to understand how someone who hasn't been able to demonstrate that he can, you know, work the hours required, run a process to get to good decisions and outcomes, and then lead and demonstrate that result. They don't know what to make of it. They're confused. And they then watch the policies, Hugh, so separate this from the person. They watch this administration give billions of dollars to the Iranians, allow 13 Americas to be killed in Afghanistan. They allow the Russians to close the pipeline. We forget this. The very part of the Biden administration, they closed the pipeline in America, and we did nothing. Xi Jinping is staring at this and thinking, well, this may well be the moment when I can extend my empire in the way that I've wanted to do for so long. Deterrence is really a risk, Hugh. And it's not just the bad, bad guys. I saw a picture of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shaking hands with President Biden. Crown Prince is 40 years old. Joe Biden is 80 years old. Crown Prince is going to be the king for three decades, four decades, if his health holds out. What do you think he thinks of Joe Biden's appeal to do anything? Goodness, Hugh. The only good thing that came out of the G20 was this agreement between India, the Emirates, the Saudis, and the United States. I applaud all of them for that, to connect those countries economically through energy and commerce. That's good stuff. But I am confident that each of those leaders, to your point, our adversaries see weakness, and our friends, our partners, our allies, those who within we work, they don't know if they've got a trusted, reliable partner on the other side. And so when they see President Biden clearly struggling in the way that he is, they ask themselves, how can I hedge my risk in the event that I don't have that reliable counterparty in the way that they had for four years when President Trump and I were in office? Mr. Secretary, when I was driving up, return driving, and my wife was driving the car, so I was able to read when it came up in real time, David Ignatius' new column. And I want to quote it to you first, but I think David Ignatius is rightly esteemed by left and right, and he is certainly well-connected with everyone at both of the places you led, both the agency and the State Department. Is that a fair statement of fact? That is an understatement to say well-connected, yes. That's true.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"I think if I knew, if I could figure out, if I could be the Borg and absorb all the candidates together, they would be thinking, Governor DeSantis wins in Iowa. Either Haley or Christie wins in New Hampshire. Either Haley or Scott wins in South Carolina. And then DeSantis wins in Florida and Donald Trump is beaten. But to beat the dragon, you can't like shoot one arrow at him every four miles or so. You've got to coordinate your tat, and they're not doing that. And Donald Trump's popularity is growing. And the prosecutions of him have invested his supporters with a energy that I've not seen before because they realize that the justice system is off the rails. Now, we are going to have an impeachment inquiry. Kevin McCarthy yesterday announced it. Let's play it. Cut number one. Welcome back, everyone. You know, the months that we were gone in the weeks, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden's conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption. Now, here's what we know so far. Through our investigations, we have found that President Biden did lie to the American people about his own knowledge of his family's foreign business dealings. Eyewitnesses have testified that the president joined on multiple phone calls and had multiple interactions. Dinners resulted in cars and millions of dollars into his son's and his son's business partners. We know that bank records show that nearly 20 million dollars in payments were directed to the Biden family members and associates through various shell companies. The Treasury Department alone has more than 150 transactions involving the Biden family and other business associates that were flagged as suspicious activity by U.S. banks. Even a trusted FBI informant has alleged a bribe to the Biden family. Biden used his official office to coordinate with Hunter Biden's business partners about Hunter's role in Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. Finally, despite these serious allegations, it appears that the president's family has been offered special treatment by Biden's own administration, treatment that not otherwise would have received if they were not related to the president. These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption. They warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives. That's why today I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather all the facts and answers for the American public. That's exactly what we want to know. The answers. I believe the president would want to answer these questions and allegations as well. This effort will be led by Chairman James Comer at the Committee on Oversight in coordination with Chairman Jim Jordan for Judiciary Committee and Chairman Jason Smith on Ways and Means. I do not make this decision lightly. Regardless of your party or who you voted for, these facts should concern all Americans. The American people deserve to know that the public offices are not for sale and that the federal government is not being used to cover up the actions of a politically associated family. Now, I would encourage the president and his team to fully cooperate with this investigation in the interests of transparency. We are committed to getting the answers for the American public. Nothing more, nothing less. We will go wherever the evidence takes us. Thank you. That is an announcement with significant implications for President Biden. Some Democrats criticized Speaker McCarthy for not having a vote to open the impeachment inquiry. He is simply following what Nancy Pelosi did. There was no vote to open the impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump. And the lack of a vote there is a precedent. And just as Harry Reid broke the filibuster for judges and Mitch McConnell warned him not to do it, that he would use it, McConnell did use it, rightly so, and wasn't going to be limited by Harry Reid's attempt to keep the Supreme Court free of the filibuster breaking because, of course, he would have broken that rule if he needed to, too. Once you break a rule, the rule is broken. And so the rule about a vote on impeachment inquiry was broken by Nancy Pelosi, and Kevin McCarthy is not going to be bound by it. So there will be an impeachment inquiry, and we will get to the bottom of it. And if you hear anyone say there's no evidence of wrongdoing, they're lying to you. I don't know if the evidence will persuade me. There is most definitely evidence of wrongdoing in the president's repeated statements that he never spoke to his son about his son's business dealings. Again, I remind you of the David Ignatius column. Paragraph number 10 is the whole purpose of writing this column. Biden has never been good at saying no. He should have resisted the choice of Kamala Harris, who was a colleague of his beloved son, Beau, when they were both state attorneys general. Biden should have blocked then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which had done considerable damage to the island's security. Biden should have stopped his son, Hunter, from joining the board of the Ukrainian gas company and representing companies in China. And he certainly should have resisted Hunter's attempts to impress clients by getting data on the phone. All right, that's an admission against the Democratic Party's interest by the voice of the Beltway. And I don't know that David is a registered Democrat, but he's a center-left guy, and he's very establishmentarian and very, very well respected and a superb writer with great sources. But he is speaking on behalf of every Democrat in town who's not getting paid by Joe Biden. It is that simple. And I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope that they read that and review it, and the president does the right thing, because it's actually dangerous. That's what Chris Christie was saying last night at the Mountain Base Brewery. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was not only Secretary of State, he was Director of the CIA, a congressman from Kansas, a veteran of the Army, first in his class at West Point and number one in his law school at Harvard Law. Now he's a movie star. I found in preparing to talk to him about the G20 that he and Ambassador David Friedman have gone out. They're true friends of Israel, and they have made a movie, Route 60, the Biblical Highway.
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And I want to read Roger Clegg's short obituary in the National Review, which posted yesterday at 1133. Roger writes, I met Terry Eastland after we had both joined the Justice Department during the Reagan administration in the early 1980s. So we were friends for approximately four decades. He and I were fellow Texans and appreciated not only Ronald Reagan, but Southern cuisine together. To be sure, Terry's expertise on barbecue in particular was deeper than mine, no doubt helped by the fact that his wife Jill was from North Carolina. Terry's Southern roots were manifest in other ways. He was devoted to the Atlanta Braves and sold encyclopedias and or Bibles door to door. I forget which and maybe it was both. He went to Vanderbilt and Oxford, studied the classics, eventually became a journalist. Readers of National Review knew Terry as a distinguished and stalwart conservative intellectual. He's the author of numerous books and innumerable articles and high on the masthead of the American Spectator and Weekly Standard, among other publications. He was not a lawyer, but wrote beautifully and wisely about a range of legal issues, including separation of powers, religious freedom and equal protection. We work together, writes Roger Clegg, most recently at the Center for Equal Opportunity, where Terry continued his lifelong fight for colorblind equal opportunity. Terry was one of the most pleasant and thoughtful people I ever met, a learned and genuine Christian in every sense of the word. No surprise then that he was devoted to his family, helping to care for his mother and mother-in-law and mentally challenged sister, as well as being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Jill sent me a text this morning. Terry passed away gently this morning. He is with his savior. That's a beautiful and short farewell to Terry Eastland. Everyone who is in the conservative legal movement, I mean, really, everyone who's in the conservative legal movement, who's 40 and older, has worked with Terry. And I don't think anyone can say this, I don't think Terry had any enemies. I really don't. I met Terry at a Bethel Bible study in 1983 when I was clerking on the D.C. Circuit and the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt persuaded me to go over to a national Presbyterian church. You know, I'm a Catholic, but this is my first dipping the toe into the Presbyterian world. And there are about 14 people from Jack and Edna who were in their 70s, right down to young married couples like the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt and myself in the Eastlands and a number of other people led by Anne Dennison. And we met together once a week for two years to go through the Bible, especially useful to people like me who have no idea what's the organization thereof. But Terry was there and first time you go around the room, what are you doing? And I said, well, I'm clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia Circuit. Terry lit up and said, that's interesting that I'm over at the Department of Justice. We should have lunch. And we did. And Terry and I and Jill and the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt became fast, fast friends over two years in Bible study. And then Terry recruited me to DOJ off the court. He went in and said, do you want to work over here? Bill Smith, because I was going to Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, a big law firm. I'd accepted their offer. I was doing a clerkship and was going to go to GDC downtown D.C. Said, you want to come on to work over here? You know, Bill Smith, he's a Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher partner. He'd probably like you. And so I took my resume into Tex Lazar, who was the new chief of staff after Judge Ken Starr had left. And I interviewed with Tex and I interviewed with General Smith and I went over to work there. And Terry and I worked together for the time I was at Justice. And after I went over to the White House, he stayed with Ed Meese when Ed Meese arrived and became the head of public affairs for Ed Meese. And the four horsemen would run in those years somewhat fast. That's Brad Reynolds, Chuck Cooper, Terry Eastland and Hugh Hewitt would run down the mall every day back in the 80s and back up solving the problems of the world. The conservative legal movement is broad and it's older than the Federalist Society actually begins in 1981 at the Reagan Department of Justice and with Ed Meese at the White House. And it flowered. And in the middle of it was a non-lawyer, Terry Eastland. I'm not saying he's central to everything, he just knew everyone. He wrote carefully, constructively, amusingly, and he was never angry. He was indeed the nicest man in Washington, D.C. And part of that is Texas and part of that is Christianity and part of it is his humility. And he really brought home this to me, the most important non-life lesson but intellectual lesson I learned from Terry. The Constitution was written to be understood by ordinary people. It was written by landed people for people who were not landed and not often literate so that they could adopt it in state conventions and that you ought to be able to read it and understand it and reason it. Terry wrote great books about the Supreme Court. He wrote great books about the law. He wrote great books about affirmative action, especially which offended him deeply because he came from very, very little. And he ended up going to Vanderbilt and Oxford and becoming an intellectual. He's a newspaper editor at the Virginia pilot, Norfolk pilot, I believe, and before that at the Observer. And he was recruited originally by Bill Smith, General Smith, to be a speechwriter and then he took over all of comms for General Meese.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And but there are lots of colonels and captains as well. And then below them, if a captain doesn't move up in the Navy to become an admiral, a lieutenant commander doesn't become a captain. It's just a slinky. And I guess he doesn't understand. I guess he does not understand. And I don't know if anyone sat him down and said, you are a menace to the national security of the United States, Senator Tuberville. You are not being patriotic. You're being the opposite of patriotic with this mule headed move. All right. Enough said. I'll be right back, America. Don't go anywhere. You're listening to The Hugh Hewitt Show. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. So pleased to welcome back an old friend of the show, end of mind, Ambassador Rick Grenell, our former ambassador to Germany and our former acting director of national intelligence. Good morning, Mr. Ambassador. Welcome back. Thank you for getting up early. Thanks for having me, Hugh. I want to begin by asking you, did you ever go to any of these NATO summits when you were the ambassador of the DNI? I did. I did. During the Trump administration, obviously, we were all about trying to convince the members of NATO to actually pay their fair share. Obligations was a big deal. And as ambassador to Germany, the largest economy in Europe, they were not paying their fair share and they still aren't after telling us all sorts of excuses. And so, yeah, I did. I did attend because that was a priority issue for so many ambassadors. So my first question is, President Biden skipped out on the big dinner last night, citing a big speech that he asked to give today. In fact, you and I know he's 80 year old and he tired. What do you think message that sends to NATO? Look, I travel the world now and I can tell you that everywhere I go, people say to me, government officials, world leaders say to me that Joe Biden is old and he is not very good when they interact with him. He's distracted. He doesn't know who people are. They know he's not sharp. And I think the message that it sends is the United States is not sharp. Ambassador Grinnell, when you sit down with someone across the desk and they don't think you speak for your president or they don't think your president knows what he's doing or is clueless, how does that impact your ability to negotiate? Well, first of all, I would say if someone on the other side of the table doesn't believe that you speak for the president, doesn't think that you can walk into the Oval Office and actually get something done, then they're very dismissive of you. It's not a good negotiation tactic. And could get into the Balkans because that right there to me is the reason why there's so many problems in the Balkans. You can't have a State Department person in a crisis negotiating when everyone knows in that room that that person doesn't even know the president. So I think that's a real problem. But the larger issue I think that you're getting at here is when our NATO allies look at somebody like Joe Biden and they're trying to ascertain whether or not he's up to speed on all of these issues. What the message is that's sent is that you can take advantage of us and you should ask for a lot or you should dismiss us or you should go to, God forbid, China to try to get some sort of leadership or help. And I think that's what we're seeing around the world is that countries like Saudi Arabia are going to China. Countries in Eastern Europe are going to China. I mean, look at Germany, they still are selling cars at massive numbers into China and are completely afraid of standing up to China because the German economy is so dependent upon cars and selling cars in China. We need to have people who are pressuring the German government, pressuring NATO allies to do more, turn away from China, turn away from Huawei. Look at some of these issues right now. You have countries that are going backwards and cutting deals with Huawei and openly doing it because they know there's no consequences. And so all of the progress I think that we made with NATO countries is going backwards. I'll finish with this too. Germany gets a lot of hits for not paying their fair share. But what about Canada? Canada is a member of NATO and absolutely not paying their fair share. And no one will ever be able to convince me that the Canadians can't pay. You're right. I haven't even thought about that. I guess Poland is supposed to pick up the tab for everyone these days. Mr. Ambassador, the reason I asked you on is because there's a complicated dance going on. You know him as Secretary General Stoltenberg. I'm sure you know him pretty well. He is the NATO secretary general. He's been very good at it. He's tired. He wants out. I think he's had two, maybe three terms. And so the Brits offered up Ben Wallace, their wonderful minister of defense, whom you probably know as well. And Joe Biden said nine, vetoed him. So Joe Biden came up with Ursula von Leyen and I thought, oh, that's screwy. And you told me, no, she's good. So would you unpack the whole issue for us? Well, first of all, I think you're right that Stoltenberg is really tired. And remember, he wanted to leave in the Trump administration. We really convinced him to stay because he's so good. And because it's hard to find a leader of NATO that understands all of the different issues. I've been wildly disappointed in NATO leadership lately because paying a priority message is certainly no longer a priority message for our ambassadors and certainly not a priority message for Joe Biden. So that's too bad. But when it comes to Ursula von Leyen, I know her quite well. She was the minister of defense in Germany when I was there for a short time. She and Chancellor Merkel do not agree and do not get along very well. That's why Merkel put her at defense is because you put your German rival at defense because you know they're going to fail. They're not going to be able to get the 2%. They're not going to be able to build the military. They've got all sorts of problems. So put them over there. But interesting enough is that Ursula is very close to Macron. And it was Macron's idea to move her into the EU job. And as soon as that happened, then you saw Chancellor Merkel pick Christine Lagarde, who Macron doesn't get along with, another French person, to run the banks in Europe. So there was this rivalry between Macron and Merkel that really played out and who they picked. They picked the rival from opposite countries. I like Ursula. I think she's very serious. She has American kids. I think she has five or six kids and some of them are Americans. She was very good with Trump. She's very good with Biden. She is an incredible listener. She's articulate. I think she understands military issues and there's no better diplomat. However, I think rewarding a German with the head of NATO is troubling to me. And Ursula aside, because I really do like her, I don't think it sends a really good message to pick somebody from a country that literally has ignored paying their obligations. Remember the Wales pledge in 2014 was a pledge that every member of NATO said, we're going to give ourselves 10 years, think about that, Hugh, 10 years from 2014, that by 2024, you'll slide into 2% of your GDP being spent on military issues. And 20% of that portion will go for high technology issues. And it's just not happening in Germany. And that also means to me that we should not reward them with one of the most important jobs running NATO. All right. So a personal affirmation of Van Leeuwen, and I don't know how to say her name, but a reservation. I just share your reservation on Germany because they continue to score. Meanwhile, given your ambassadorial chops on all things German, what is going on in the politics of that country? I read something in the Ellis News items yesterday that the far, far, far right in Germany is advancing. Is that correct? Look, it is correct, but I think it's a tiny bit overblown, but it is definitely growing. Look, the problem that you have is with the CDU, which is Merkel's party. She really strangled the party because she became so moderate. And so many conservatives in Germany looked for alternative choices. And so they've become part of the AFD. It's also the reason why the Green Party in Germany has risen. The Green Party controls the Ministry of Defense right now. And the Green Party, we've got to think in America, you've got to think differently about what the Green Party in Germany means. It's really Frankfurt soccer moms. It's wealthy women. I didn't know that. It's not just environmentalists is what we would think, but it's very suburban women largely and they care about suburban type issues. And so the Frankfurt soccer moms have really taken over and really grown this Green Party and now they're part of the coalition government. It's a story though that's not being told in America because it's the damage that Merkel did to the party for her 16 years. She really ruined the conservative brand. I mean, you look at Brexit, the EU got smaller under Merkel and I would largely blame her for not understanding the rules of immigration. Everybody wants to be generous, but if you don't have rules, you don't have borders. And that scared the British enough to leave the EU over Merkel's failure. You look at Nord Stream too. How many times did Merkel look at me and say, you don't understand the German-Russian relationship. We can control the Russians and this is about energy for us and don't tell us what to do. Now, our position in the Trump administration was let's put America first and say no and put sanctions on that Putin pipeline. Don't forget you, the Democrats, Senate Democrats came in with Joe Biden and dropped those sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. And if you look at some of the floor speeches from Democratic senators, they said, this is going to poke the Russians in the eye. This pipeline is inevitable. Let's not do it. Let's have consensus with our European friends. The opposite of America first is consensus with the Europeans. We saw that with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. And I can argue that dropping the sanctions on Putin's pipeline led to the Ukraine war. It's the reason why we're there is because Putin said, well, if Joe Biden is going to drop these sanctions on my pipeline, he's obviously weak and I should go finish the job in Ukraine. And I think that's troubling. And there's not enough people in the media pointing to when that weak moment happened to create this incredible war in Europe. Think about it. Europe is enthralled, engulfed in a war. And I believe that it's largely because we showed weakness and the Democrats dropped the sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. If you combine that with the exit from Afghanistan, I agree with you 100 percent. I'll be right back with Rick Grenell. Ambassador Grenell is now going to take us on a tour of the Balkans, which has become a powder keg underneath Joe Biden's non-tenure absentee presidency. Don't go anywhere, Ambassador Grenell. We'll be right back on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Welcome back, America. Ambassador Rick Grenell, former ambassador to Germany, former acting director of the National Intelligence Department, is joining me. And it's good to have you back, Mr. Ambassador, because one of your unsung accomplishments is bringing peace to the Balkans for a period of time. I mean, aesthetically, I'm glad you put Ronald Reagan on top of the the embassy in Germany, but your substantive accomplishment was bringing Serbia and Kosovo into some kind of relationship that's falling apart. What is happening? Look, the Biden administration's position, their policy is to let the Europeans lead. This is once again trying to get consensus with the Europeans rather than push our own ideas and look no further than the Balkans. You can add it to the list of failed accomplishments around the world. And it directly goes to the fact that the White House, Joe Biden's White House, is really not paying attention. And so when I was leading these negotiations, we had four economic agreements, which, by the way, all four of those economic agreements are embraced by the Biden White House. They say it's a good idea and let's implement these, but nothing is being done to implement those because it falls into the European hands. When we were there, we were talking about cutting NATO troops. Remember that there are NATO troops in Kosovo, roughly about 650, I think. We were talking about bringing that down because we were making so much progress. And by the way, if you've got NATO troops in your country, it's really difficult to attract outside investment because there's a perceived conflict. Nobody wants to grow a business in a country where you need peacekeepers. And so I thought that part of the economic agreement would be let's get rid of some of these NATO troops, get it down to almost zero. And both sides were super supportive of that. But now, Hugh, we are adding NATO troops in Kosovo. The situation is so bad. We've had no EU or US official go into the northern part of Kosovo where there's a served majority when there was conflict. At the height of the conflict, no one would go in and they all were telling me that it was too dangerous. You shouldn't go in. Well, I thought that was a bunch of bunk. So I went in a couple of weeks ago. I went in without security. I was greeted.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Well, that is accurate. And I think Mayor Cooper is going to be missed when he leaves office. He chose not to run for reelection. I was walking down the street with him, urging him to do that. And he said, Hugh, I have done my service. And so we thank him and good luck to whoever comes in. Senator, I want to talk to you about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in that order. First of all, the lead headline in the Telegraph this morning is that Joe Biden skipped the dinner last night and went to bed. And I understand that for an 80-year-old guy. But do you think the president demonstrates the ability to go two more years, much less six more years as president? Oh, not at all. You can look at the frailties that he exhibits every single day, the physical frailties, his inability to focus. You look at the video from his visit there in London with King Charles. And, you know, he just looks like an old guy that is not able to get his act together. And I think this is why you're seeing the conversation change. And Democrats, in growing numbers, are encouraging him to not run, to end his public service and to step out of the way and open the door. Of course, they would love to have Gavin Newsom their nominee. And they're trying to make the way for Gavin Newsom to become that nominee. That's what I think, too. And I don't know how they're going to do it. Maybe they want to just close the door to Jared Polis and everyone else who wants to run, especially Vice President Harris. And they're going to wait so late that only Gavin's got the money. Is that what you think is going on, that it's really it's all set up? You know, it's hard to tell right now, but I find it so interesting that people are beginning to talk about his age, his frailties, his lack of recognizing the granddaughter that is there in Arkansas, saying he has six grandchildren, not seven. There are just there are too many on the left in the media that are beginning to hold him to account. I think that adding to this, Hugh, is the fact that all of a sudden the Secret Service can't figure out who brought cocaine into the White House, into the West Wing. And of course, you know, you go through an exterior screening before you ever get inside the gate to go into the building. And there are cameras everywhere. There are agents everywhere. You know that they know exactly who brought that in and why. I do believe that because I know the cubby they're talking about where you put your electronics because you can't bring electronics into the West Wing. Yeah. And so they have a picture of whoever did that. They know whoever put stuff in whatever cubby the coke was found in. Senator, I want to turn to Judge Mary Ellen Norieka. She is the federal district court judge in Delaware who will be reviewing the plea deal, the sweetheart plea deal that Hunter Biden entered into with the U.S. attorney up there, David Weiss. You're on the Judiciary Committee. Do you want David Weiss in front of your committee? And do you want Merrick Garland and the deputy attorney general to answer for this? Because it's a it is shock and outraging more and more people every day. Yes. And, you know, I do telephone town halls with Tennesseans and every county in the state is invited into a telephone town hall at some point during the year. And I did one last night with several of our Tennessee counties. And the fact that the Bidens are not being held to account, it came up over and over and over in just nearly every question. People would say and something's got to be done about this two tiers of justice. And why is it that we can't find out why are they not held to violate IRS law? They can violate the foreign lobbying laws and nothing happens. And I find it so interesting that that two tiers of justice, people want equal treatment, equal access, equal justice. And they they are looking at this and they looked at the Durham report and they said nobody's doing anything to Hillary Clinton. And you've got John Durham who says she made the whole thing up. And then she found somebody that her campaign could pay to go put together the dossier to hire fusion GPS, to market the dossier, to get the media working with them. It was all Hillary. She and her campaign and nothing has happened to her. And people are going, wait a minute, if I pay my taxes two weeks late, I get fined. And why doesn't something happen to them? If I do something wrong, I get, I have to be held to account, but nothing happens to them. And it is just something that people, unfortunately, they respect the rule of law. They want the rule of law to be abided by and they want everyone to be held to account. Senator Blackburn, you're on judiciary. People don't know that you're not a lawyer, but you're on judiciary. Is there any way for you to bring this plea deal before the committee? I know you don't get the gavel. You don't get to set the agenda, but if they have a hearing, can you just bring up this plea deal and make a speech about it? Cause it really does assault every good. Yeah. I can assure you that the next time we have Christopher Ray and Merrick Garland, anyone from DOJ, these are issues that are going to come up because yes, indeed, there are good people that are at DOJ and the FBI and this political cabal that has risen up in the FBI and the DOJ. The fact that people who are sworn to protect and enforce the law are the ones who are breaking the law. This is something that is completely unacceptable. These people, their paycheck comes from the US taxpayer, hardworking taxpayers who are working every single day, every single day to pay their taxes and abide by the law. And they find this conduct to be outrageous. Senator, I got one question that's off topic. My friend, John Schroeder is now a constituent of yours. He moved to Knoxville with his wife, his wonderful wife, and my senior producer is visiting him. And it turns out that Schroeder is a Roll Tide fan. He reads, you know, he's a University of Alabama guy. How does that work in Knoxville? Will your office even take calls from an Alabama fan who's a Tennessee voter? You know, we have individuals on our team, both in the state and in DC, who are Vol fans through and through, who are Vandy fans, who are Roll Tide fans, Mississippi State, we've got the entire SEC. We have a lot of fun during the different seasons, whether it's football, basketball, baseball.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. If you read the New York Post, you will read Andrew McCarthy's column. Andrew McCarthy, frequent guest on this show over its 24 year run and former federal prosecutor. He was lead prosecutor in the blind shake case. He really knows what he's doing. Andrew has a new column about Hunter Biden in the New York Post today, which I want to read to you. The Justice Department's deceitfulness regarding Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal gets more audacious by the day. Thanks to the media Democrat complex's partisanship, it also gets tougher to peers, which of course is the point. Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss is a vice of the DOJ's own making. Credible IRS investigators, including supervisorial agent Gary Shapley, have reported that he told several law enforcement officials connected to the Biden investigation that he was not the ultimate decision maker regarding whether Biden would be charged, that he was being thwarted by other Biden appointed U.S. attorneys in Washington, D.C. and California to the two districts with venue over tax charges, and that the Biden Justice Department, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, had refused his request to be appointed as a special counsel. On the other hand, Garland, who is Weiss's boss, has insisted preposterously that Weiss has always been the ultimate decision maker, and that all he needed to do was ask Garland for any extra authority he needed to file charges where he thought appropriate. Garland claims he was never asked by Weiss. On Monday, Weiss tried to squirm his way out of his vice in a terse, disingenuous letter to In a nutshell, Weiss is straining to back up Garland while hoping no one notices that he does not deny the whistleblower allegations. Mary Catherine Ham, who co-hosts Getting Hammered with Vic Mattis, joins me. Good morning, Mary Catherine. How are you? Hey, how's it going, Hugh? I'm all right. I'm great. Do you think the Hunter Biden judge, whose name is Mary Ellen Norieka, is going to accept this plea deal? I mean, isn't this all sort of locked in already? I don't know the law as well as you do, Hugh, but isn't that how that works? No, what they're going to do is they've got to take the plea deal into the judge, a district court judge in Delaware, whose name is Norieka, and say, Judge, will you approve this? And if you remember when Michael Flynn's plea was revoked by Bill Barr, Judge Emmett Sullivan hired a former retired judge and the former retired judge blasted DOJ. I think that was bad. But I do think this judge's eyebrows might go up and she might ask for Merrick Garland, the head of the criminal division, to come in next to Mr. Weiss and answer some questions.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale.edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, to listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale.com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, glory America, Bonjour, hi Canada. Good Wednesday to you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in the Studio North. President Biden went to bed. That's my lead story. And you say, why is that a lead story? There's a lot of news going on. Former President Trump is picking a fight with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. We got a lot of John Kerry audio for those of you who want to go back to sleep. We've got questions about the Hunter Biden plea deal and whether or not Judge Mary Ellen Norika is going to do right. Well, Joe Biden went to bed. That's the lead story in the Telegraph. Biden skips NATO leaders dinner to, quote, prepare for a big speech. So, presidents tuckered out. All right. He's got to go to bed at five o'clock because he's up at 6 a.m., which is not true. I go to bed early. You know, I got to get up early. If I sleep in, it's 5 15 when I get up. If I get up at the normal time, it's 4 30. But either way, I'm always on the air somewhere at 6 a.m. in the morning. 9 a.m. other places, 10 a.m. other places, 1 a.m., 1 p.m. other place. But I have to get up early. So I understand going to bed early. But the president flies all the way to England, which is like a three hour flight, right? It's not like he's gone around the world as Japan. He's got jet lag. You went to England from Washington, D.C. It's actually less of a change to go from Washington, D.C. to Denver. So he goes over to England and he gets completely lost with the prince. He's wandering around. And then the Telegraph reports Joe Biden skipped a dinner with NATO leaders last night to head back to his hotel in Vilnius. I'm sorry, not in England. He went on from England over to Vilnius. He went to dinner back to his hotel in Vilnius to prepare for a, quote, big speech. U.S. official blamed the 80 year old president's busy schedule on his absence at the gathering of the NATO alliance's leaders. Mr. Biden has spent the weekend at the beach before arriving in Europe on Sunday night, had Anthony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, attend in his place. That's going to be thrilling to everyone. I like Tony Blinken. I mean, I'd love to go to dinner with Tony Blinken. Very got a lot of good stories. You got every head of state there. There's a war in the middle of Europe. It's like going to the Tehran summit with Churchill, FDR and Stalin and FDR saying, let me send over Henry Wallace. I actually, Cordell Hall, I don't know who it was. And the idea that the president of the United States cannot stay up for a NATO summit isn't about time we had a talk with the president about just showing your cards. You're not running for reelection. There's just no way. You're 80 years old and you're feeling it. But let's give a listen to what he had to say yesterday. Cut number one. President Biden has arrived in Lithuania for the NATO summit. And he doesn't know where he's going. He's looking around. And if you're watching on the Salem news channel, you can see it. Whoever is the president of Lithuania is taller. Now he's turning around and wants to go back on the plane. Then he shakes hand and he moves forward. OK, cut number two. President Biden, Jan Stoltenberg, who is the leader of NATO and has been since I was seven. Keep going. Cut number two. Mr. President, it's great to have you here at the NATO summit. It's good to be here and thank you for continuing to deliver. I am, as I've made no mistake, not at all surprised. I've been telling the fact that I think it's really important at this critical moment in the whole NATO issue that you continue to lead NATO. You're trusted. No one knows the situation that we're facing better than you do. And this historic moment, the adding of Finland and Sweden to NATO is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that we've proposed. OK, he's really sold on this Finland and Sweden deal. He's got that committed to memory. Finland and Sweden are coming in. Cut number three. This is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that you proposed relative to the future of Ukraine being able to join NATO. And we're looking forward to continuing to unite NATO. They've heard me say, my American president heard me say many times, I still think that President Putin thinks the way he succeeds is to break NATO. Not going to do that, especially when you listen to us. So thank you for the moment. I am reminded of A.T., my beloved grandfather lived 101 years old on his own wheels in his own house. And I love the guy so much, Gramps. And he was a fireman, so of course I looked up to him like a giant when I was three or four. But A.T., as he got older, was always a go get him kind of guy. Didn't really, not very good on the details. Where are you? Are you at Yale? Are you at Columbus? You go to Ohio State? Not real long on the details, but great on the love, right? That's what grandparents after A.T. do. Not long on the details. They're at the baseball game. They're not sure if you're supposed to steal second or not. They're not even sure if it's a baseball game, but they're there and they're cheering for you. And Grandpa Joe is just great. He's there for Jan Stoltenberg. But it gets a little bit worrisome when he tells the Lithuanian president cut number four. Our pledge to to be with you has not waited. It didn't take us long to get thousands of troops here to want Russia invaded the second time. So we'll be able to be assured that you're going to have all that you need. If you have sector defenses today, you can send him along. It's all kidding aside. All kidding aside, that's after he jokes about Russia invading Lithuania.
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And to you, sir. It's a question for you in the large number of people. Are you ready to go and meet the Russians head on? Because no. We don't want to war with Russia. We are doing this as a proxy. This is the same way when we went in and sent the little green men as JSK said into South Vietnam. This is going to be unknown, no, no, it's not. We are doing Reagan do. I went into Kandahar. But Alan stayed stay with me through the break. So you don't have to rush. This is not the little green men because we are not sending American troops to Ukraine. Okay. So your premise is wrong. Right? No, I don't believe so. So you're going to spend spiders into Ukraine. You're going to send F 6. I would sell them or give them F-16, not American pilots. We do not get engaged in a war with a superpower. Proxy war is what the Russians did to us in Vietnam is exactly what we're doing to them in Ukraine. Give them the tools, they'll finish the job just like we fell in Vietnam, Putin will fall. I think over Ukraine. But not if we abandon the Reagan peace three strength doctrine. Don't thank you so much, Alan. Don't go anywhere American more of your phone calls, President Biden is in Ukraine if you just waking up on a holiday. President Biden is in key. Stay tuned. Welcome back, America. I'm here. You at President Biden is in key with president zelensky and I am in the West Coast studio and Selena zito is in yinzer land in Pittsburgh. He's been running up a storm. Nikki Haley on Ron DeSantis for the Washington examiner for the New York Post for the Pittsburgh post gazette. Selena great story on Ron DeSantis. How long have you spent with the governor? I spent an hour and a half. No, one hour and 41 minutes with the governor. Those are two great columns. There's got to be more, right? There is one more that's coming that will be in the Pittsburgh coast is that next Sunday. Well, how did that come about? Because I'm envious. Asking, you know, I mean, I've asked everyone that is wanting. In fact, I'm not actually in Juliana on my way to someone who I can't say, but it's going to announce tomorrow. So I'm on the way to do that interview. Going to Indiana, are you? I did not say Indiana. No, you didn't, but I know where you can drive to in a day and who might be running, but we will see. Selena on this president's day, President Biden best moment of his presidency, going to keep, doesn't recall error speech. She put out a strong statement. What do you think of this? As someone who has spent the past war, I don't even know what day it is. Four days. In east palestin, I'm going to think that there's going to be a lot of people that's going to quibble with his decision to go there and then I understand all the reasons why he did, but there are people that are hurting really bad in Colombian county in Ohio that are going to wake up this morning and just be so I'm not even sure that adjective is. I think it's broken hearted, hurt, angry, is that he made the decision to go there and they have been waiting for someone. Anyone with authority and gravitas to show up and tell them we care. We hear you. We're not going. I do believe, your honor, east Palestinian is Selena and I have talked about is about 30 minutes from her in 30 minutes from my hometown and I've been there many, many times. Jim strock, former California EPA administrator former head of enforcement under HW Bush at EPA, wrote on his substack yesterday about the complete travesty that is the east Palestinian train wreck. And Selena, I would be afraid. And of course, the trial lawyers are there now and they're going to sue everybody. But it's shameful that Pete Buttigieg is not there..
"president biden" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Good morning, Jason. What say you? Lauren, Hugh. Happy president's day. Thank you very much. You too as well. Thank you. I agree that it's a bold move for him to be over in Ukraine. As far as being the right idea, that's a 50 50. I'm not a big supporter of the war. Why do you say 50 50? You got a minute. All right, I'm 20 years military. I'm retired now. Well, thank you for your ears. Them not being part of NATO, we're sticking our feet into dangerous territory. This country is not in a great shape to go to a war. Our military is not ready for it. So by jumping in there, that could get us into a war that we're not ready for. Well, that's a good caution. No American troops are there special forces may be going there and if Putin wants to start a war, he will start it, not us. And if he starts a war by engaging any of the NATO countries and invoking article 5, we have to fight it. And it's going to be between two nuclear power, they'll make the Cuban missile crisis look like a dance. But I appreciate the sentiment and Jason. Thank you, especially for 20 years in uniform. Much appreciated. It's president's day. Call me about President Biden in Kyiv one 805 two O one two three four. Good morning, America. I'm here at live on the West Coast. President Biden is in cave Ukraine. I want to remind everyone yesterday's political items. I read students letters every day, news items by John Ellis and political items in John Ellis. Substack subscriptions. I like the product so much I actually invested in it because it's real news. It's just the summary of the news. Yesterday, John circulated a summary of about a half dozen polls from various places. And the one that stuck in my mind, I went and found it and just put it out on Twitter. If you're not following me on Twitter, I wish you would. I do mostly straighten his plus the browns guardians cabs and the Ohio State university buckeyes. Yesterday, Alice political items. Nearly one year into the war between Russia and Ukraine, American support for Ukraine holds steady, a stable 65% of U.S. adults prefer that the United States support Ukraine in reclaiming its territory, even if that results in a prolonged conflict. Meanwhile, 31% continue to say they would rather see the U.S. work to end the war quickly even if this allows Russia to keep the territory that it's has occupied in Ukraine. I am at the 65% and believe that as president Reagan did with the mujahideen in Afghanistan throughout the 80s, we ought to be doing with Ukraine, whatever they need. Give the tools they'll finish the job. People agree and disagree Richard in South Carolina. Good morning, Richard. You've been waiting the longest. Let's start with you. How are you? Happy president's day. Happy president's day. I agree with you. I'm not a certified, but I'm glad he's there, and we should never forget that in the early 90s, at the end of the Cold War, Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons to the United States, which kept him out of the hands of terrorists. And we should do everything we can to support that country because I tell you they're fighting that war. And if we're not careful and we don't support them, we'll probably all be in a big war soon. So I certainly am happy that Biden went there to support the Ukraine that the one year anniversary. I think it's the strongest moment of his presidency. I agree. And it's not a very, there aren't many of those to pick from, but you're absolutely right. The tip of the sword right now in the war of freedom against the totalitarianism is on the front line in Ukraine where free people are fighting against the axis that is China, Russia, Iran, and not China, particularly, but the Chinese Communist Party, not Russia, but Putin and his gang and not the Iranian people, but the mullahs at the center of.
"president biden" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Three seven four to five jim. Geraghty over at national review is saying with a lot of people. Democrats and republicans are thinking and yes. There are democrats thinking too after making no public appearances for four days. During a major foreign crisis. President biden read a twenty minute speech off a teleprompter on monday afternoon and took no questions. He immediately returned to camp david. He had no events on a schedule. Tuesday on wednesday. He gave another twenty minute speech about vaccine boosters off a teleprompter from camp david and again took no questions also on wednesday. The president sat down for an on camera interview with george stephanopoulos. That did not go well. According to the white house public records biden has had to phone conversations with foreign leaders in the past ten days. One with boris johnson and one with angela merkel as of this writing biden has no public events on his schedule for today. He is scheduled to receive the daily briefing from the intelligence community and meet with his national security team. According to the faa he's scheduled to return to his house in delaware. This is a highly unusual schedule for a president during the foreign policy crisis. Yes a president can perform his job. Anyway where camp david or private residence but biden is barely appearing in public. Not saying much of anything when he does not answering any questions. Outside of his loan scheduled interview and sounding angry with questions from stephanopoulos biden began the interview by insisting that the intelligence community had given him unclear and excessively optimistic answers about the state of the afghan military and government several zest back in july. You said until the taliban takeovers highly unlikely was the intelligence wrong biden. I think there was no consensus if you go back and look at the intelligence reports. They said it's more likely to be something by the end of the year. The first problem is there's no way to square. What biden said yesterday with his july eighth declaration that the intelligence community had not stated that the afghan government would likely collapse this morning. Doug london a former cia counterintelligence chief and former member of biden's counterterrorism working group rights to the president is align ultimately it was assessed. Afghan forces might capitulate within days. Under the circumstances we witnessed in projections highlighted to trump officials and future by deficiencies alike by not only dodged questions. We're used to politicians do that. He offered a barely coherent word. Salad in some response stephanopoulos asked him so when you look at what's happening over the last week. Was it a failure of intelligence planning execution or judgment biden says look. I don't think it was a look. It was a simple choice. George win the win. The taliban let me back put it another way. When you had the government of afghanistan the leader of the government get into plane taking off and going to another country when you saw the significant collapse of the towel of the afghan troops. We had trained up to three hundred thousand of them just leaving their equipment and taking off that. Was you know. I'm not this that that's what happened. That's simply what.
"president biden" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"While promoting the equality act that would make felons of orthodox believers biden would have approved updike's declaration that religion includes quote and acceptance and concentration of what is close quote as long as the is includes the dogmas of the sexual revolution. How can i love the man. When i think he's presiding happily over the destruction of little human beings and the meltdown of our republic. Well i can remember jesus command to love my enemies even my political and ideological enemies recognizing his struggle with the demon that has afflicted me helps me understand how to follow the apostle paul's admonition to think of others as better than yourself philippians two three my own speech therapy as an adult at a world class facility gave me a breakthrough that a biden has apparently not been able to enjoy yet. He's been willing to expose his affliction to the world in ways that i might never have tolerated. I have to give them credit. For that biden's infamous gaffs and public. Non sequiturs might be as much from the stuttering demon as from alleged dementia. I know it is like to block on words and search for substitutes sometimes changing direction in a sentence when the search comes up empty so i have sympathy for his struggle and admire his determination to plough ahead at the same time i hope his policies are frustrated. That was my friend. Dr gerald mcdermott with insights about jesus central command.
"president biden" Discussed on The Politics Guys
"I think there's significant environmental con negative environmental consequences. Do it and so. I think that that was very very good. Move and i was happy to see that. But i just wanted my two cents on that you mentioned the other order the the other order and this is something we should really special show on some some point. President trump had created what was called the seventeen seventy six commission which was kinda. Give a report on on the status of of the teaching of american history in some somewhat response to the new york times. Sixteen nineteen project Which you know. The the basis of of that is that america is founded on and because of slavery and really takes a views everything in american history through that that racial land is so trump. Went together this group. The panel had some folks who are notably conservative. Larry arnn of hillsdale college. I think was the chair. But you also had a you. Know minority representation. You had folks. From various ivy league schools and and princeton stanford historians who weighed in on this and they they put together a report and the report will be able to get through the government but biden on the first day took it down and disbanded. The commission and that to me is a little bit of a troubling A statement right again if this is We are we are now all about unity and getting along and sharing our our our. Our commonalities outweigh our differences If you're either the seventeen seventy six report and also copy and you can still get at the heritage foundation It's it it comes across is really kind of noncontroversial. I don't think. I don't think there's anything that you would say. Oh gosh yeah. I mean absolutely plenty of historians would disagree with that. I believe one of the things just off. The top of my head is one of the big challenges. It said of a to america's principles in this report along with slavery and fascism they mention progressivism as a challenge to america's principles. I i have a pretty big problem with that. Or is there are plenty of historians and there weren't a lot of historians on this panel. Have a lot to point out a lot of problems with logic and reasoning here and that not just that i was just the idea i i would think that as somebody who cares about the state's rights and is concerned about big government trying to tell us what the thing that the idea that there should be some sort of national commission to direct patriotic education. That that's creepy to me and very troubling so take a look at what the take a look at. What the progressives did i would. I would think the the folks who were jailed for passing out pamphlets opposing world. Where one might disagree that that progressivism wasn't a in in Opposition to some some fundamental american principles..
"president biden" Discussed on The Politics Guys
"Inaugural address but also in order to really ramp up investigations of this sort of thing because it is even though i agree with you. It's certainly a very tiny number of people given the size of the country but they can certainly do an awful lot of damage. And i think it's good that we're going to see a serious focus on that right and i would compare it and all of this i mean. Let's let's look at islamic fundamentalism Terrorist right and and to say that There are islamic fundamentalist terrorists in his country. Yes that's absolutely true. Is there a large rowing of them. no it's it's It's people here and there at small cells. Those are absolutely dangerous and they need to be investigated and shut shutdown and the same goes for white. Supremacist domestic terrorists. So i i guess that's sort of you know i can draw a line between people who are truly criminals and criminal intent versus a lot of folks who are just kind of angry and disaffected Yeah i agree. I agree so it sounds like we're we're more or less on on the same page on this. I would say yeah ok well on that. Let's just take a quick break and then we will be right back and talk about joe. Biden's not his words but his excecutive actions. I remember back. When i was in my late twenties and i began to notice the first signs of hair loss. It really surprised me indefinitely. Not in a good way you know. Almost nobody is hoping to go ball but the fact is that two out of three guys will experience. Some form of male pattern baldness by the time. They're just thirty five and the best time to take action is before your hairline. Looks like some sort.
"president biden" Discussed on The Politics Guys
"Really kind of kind of ludicrous. But not chris. I'm going to push back on that night ludicrous. because it wasn't open question. Given the given how the legislation how the enabling legislation for the cfpb was written and the court actually concluded that there was a there was a defect in in that in that language. And so but saying that. it's ludicrous. i think would be going too far. Let me back then. How about instead of ludicrous. Let me say inconsistent with the principles that i just chunk set forth about the that in in our government you know throughout these various agencies There ought to be some sort of political accountability. Eventually whether that's with you know congress who appoints or dismisses where president who appoints than an agency. You can't just run. its own. Show independent of congress or the presidency Yeah but my point. My point isn't To whether he has the power not to do it. Because i think he absolutely does. But the if you're going to handle at the manor which it's it's being handled in this case the the head of the cfpb. Did you know step aside and said yeah absolutely jogo hadn't and appoint you're on person. You know one other thing. I wanted to mention something that didn't happen. There was a lot of word that or concern that there would be these big protested state capitals which were seen as much softer targets in a way not protected by massive show of force at the nation's capital and yet that fizzle about as badly as any of those things. There are some instances where i think in in sacramento and albany. There was like one guy who was there with zayn. And and i'm wondering i mean it was. It was sort of a happily. You know you could be happy at how pitiful that was but it also some people might say well. What does that mean about. White nationalist extremism is it. You know is it as big of a deal. Do we need to worry about this. Sort of domestic terrorism. And i wanted to get your take on that because of course you know our our state capitol here. Columbus was one of those places that there was thought to be the threat of some sort of real action and like in pretty much everywhere else. It just didn't happen. Gutty america that goofball show. So i mean look this is kinda where i've i've always been on this this whole big You know outright white supremacy question is there just. Aren't that many of them out there..
"president biden" Discussed on Latino USA
"Back in november latina and latino voters helped deliver the presidency to joe biden in key swing states like georgia and especially arizona. Let the next. Voters helped turn former red states. Blue and during the campaign biden made a long list of commitments to our communities on day. One i'm sending to the united states. Congress a immigration bill. We're gonna find those kids. We're going to unite them with their parents. The opening school safely will be a national priority for the biden harris administration. Reverse trump's rollbacks of one hunter public health and environmental rules biden has said he'll invest in education and healthcare for letting us he said he'll stop border wall construction and that he'll work with congress to create a path to citizenship for undocumented people but in also said he'll crackdown pollution in communities of color and reduce incarceration so in the lead up to the inauguration that usa reached out to young denness and latinos around the country to your what promises they're hoping biden will keep and what they want biden to do that he hasn't committed to yet plus we're going to speak with these young people about how the changes they wanna see would actually impact their own lives. We're going to start this very non. Comprehensive survey by speaking with virginia. Blasio's virginia's a ninth generation daytona who up near a city on the texas mexico border were in the south texas. Brush country so a lot of trees and prickly pear cactus virginia is also an environmental science and policy consultant that usa producer. Scarsi spoke with virginia. And she's going to pick up the story from here. Virginia lives in a rural area on a fourth generation. Cattle ranch that been her family of for close to one hundred and twenty years. We inherited it from my great uncle. Who was a grand champion calf roper. During the great depression he traveled the radio circuit with his brother. You know they were fortunate enough to be born into families that had a lot of land and so they were able to run cattle and support their families. That way and my dad was enamored with that history of cowboy culture. He virginia and her brother on the land. She remembers running around as a little kid watching her. Dad moved these huge cows from field to field and she thinks growing up this way set the foundation for a love of nature that eventually led her to go to grad school to study climate change. And that's where she was. When in two thousand eleven he had still all the cattle on the ranch because the drought guy particularly bad and <hes>. There was a national study. That came out shortly after that drought showing bet <hes>. Climate change me the heat waves longer and temperatures more intense that year and so we know that climate change has already been impacting us. There had always been droughts in south texas though. Virginia says they got worse and worse over time. It meant the grass wouldn't grow. Which meant virginia's dad had to start buying a lot of food to keep his cattle alive so much so that he wasn't making money off his ranch anymore. You know it's kind of funny. Because i was always kinda hassling. My dad was like dad counts. Produce methane and methane is really bad for the climate but when it came to the point where he had to sell them because he realized a drought was so bad. It put things into a different perspective for me. Because i realized that he really didn't have a choice. I realized that we had kind of gotten into this plane. With climate change where it wasn't theoretical. It wasn't something far off in the future that could happen. It was it was happening now