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Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In chantilly worth 38, ten quarter 42, Columbia 39° down to the 20s overnight. It's great to have your company this evening at 8 40. Some of China's largest cities are easing COVID restrictions while police watch for any new protests. Thousands of people blasted the government thousands took to the streets over COVID policies. The government may now be trying to diffuse public anger and prevent a larger outbreak of protests. This demonstrator spoke with the BBC. The COVID situation that has sparked the whole situation, but generally speaking, the oppression and the lack of freedom we feel has definitely filled this anger. BBC's China media analyst Carrie Allen has more about some of the changes happening. In the city of Guangzhou, if your clusters are qualified close contact. So somebody's tested positive in your close contact. You might now be allowed to quarantine in home and also some closed off management measures that were temporarily implemented have been lifted. Chinese authorities maintain a tight grip on the country's Internet. It's a complex multi layered censorship operation. It blocks their access to almost all foreign news and social media. A 41 President Biden hosts a state dinner for French president Emmanuel Macron at The White House as we speak during a news conference this afternoon, they addressed a variety of issues, including Ukraine, climate change, supply chain issues and global health issues. Mister Biden and Macron also addressed economic differences as they tackle climate change. We agreed to discuss practical steps to coordinate in a linear approaches. So that we can strengthen and secure the supply chains, manufacturing, and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic. Macron and some European officials have expressed objections over subsidies for American made climate technology and the inflation reduction act. The United States and
Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments on Biden's student loan plan, closing in on a resolution
"The Supreme Court will rule on President Biden's student loan cancellation plan. It means the debt forgiveness program is on hold. For now, with a final answer by early summer, about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set to expire. The plan promises $10,000 in federal student debt forgiveness to people with incomes of less than $125,000. Pell grant recipients, who typically need more financial aid, are eligible for an additional $10,000 in relief. A federal judge in Texas struck down the plan, the case before the Supreme Court is a lawsuit filed by 6 states. Missouri's attorney general says the Biden plan would saddle Americans who didn't take out loans are already paid theirs off with even more economic
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"By Dell small business. I'm Jennifer Kuiper in Chicago, no railroad shutdown now that the Senate has passed a measure that settles the dispute between the rail companies and their workers. CBS is Stephen portrait. The first such congressional intervention in three decades, imposing a contract on four railroad unions that had voted it down. Worker pay will increase 24% over the 5 year span of the contract, but it lacks the paid sick time workers had demanded. A House passed measure to include 7 sick days, failed to achieve 60 votes in the Senate. At a White House news conference, President Biden scoffed at the notion that the agreement his administration brokered, let workers down. What was negotiated with so much better than anything they ever had. A federal appeals court stops the Mar-a-Lago special master review of documents marked as classified, CBS Robert legarie. Three judge panel unanimously ruled a Florida judge's order appointing an independent third party known as a special master to review the materials or is wrong from the start. The ruling could clear the way for prosecutors to continue their investigation into the former president's handling of sensitive documents, unimpeded. President Biden welcomes French president Emmanuel Macron to The White House where they've discussed a number of topics, including Ukraine. Mister Biden saying he'd be willing to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin to talk about ending the war after first consulting with his partners at NATO. Idea. That Putin is ever going to defeat Ukraine is beyond comprehension. Imagine I'm trying to occupy that country so the next two 5, ten, 20 years, if they could, if they could. Incumbent U.S. senator Raphael Warnock gets some help on the campaign trail ahead of next Tuesday's U.S. Senate runoff against Republican challenger Herschel Walker, former president Obama has been stumping today
Senate votes to block railroad strike, impose contract rejected by unions
"The Senate has moved fast to head off a potentially catastrophic rail strike. The Senate passed a bill binding rail companies and workers to a proposed settlement reached in September, some unions involved then rejected the deal, leading to a potential strike next week, which the Biden administration and business leaders warrant could lead to massive job losses and pain around the holidays. The House voted yesterday to impose the agreement and the bill now goes to President Biden, who hours earlier, defended the settlement. I negotiated a contract, no one else could negotiate. With pay raises, but not more paid leave. The president says he'll keep pushing to get that for rail workers and every
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"On a bill to avert a rails from this vote. The yeas are 80, the nays are 15, one senator responded present more from CBS to Scott McFarland at the capitol. This past pretty overwhelmingly in the U.S. Senate one day after passing the U.S. House using a century old law that the president's urging, Congress has passed into law, the latest management offer to the railroad unions. It includes a 24% pay hike, some retroactive bonuses, but does not include 7 paid sick days. The unions fought for that, but didn't get it today from the Senate. The bill now heads to President Biden for his signature. President Biden welcomes French president Emmanuel Macron to The White House where the two have discussed among other things Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine. I have no immediate plans to contact mister Putin. But mister Biden, clarified, he would engage in talks, if Vladimir Putin were intent on discussing an end of the war. If that's the case, in consultation with my friend, my NATO Friends, I'll be happy to sit down with Putin to see what he wants has in mind. French president Emmanuel Macron said he would speak with the Russian leader to discuss the safety of nuclear power plants. Steven portnoy, CBS News Washington. A win for federal prosecutors as a federal appeals court ends and independent review of documents marked as classified and seized from former president Trump's Florida estate. Trump's lawyers argued that the former president was entitled to have a so called special master conduct a review. The Supreme Court says the Biden administration program to cancel student loans will remain blocked for now, but the justices have agreed to take up the case in late winter. Loyola law school professor Laurie Levinson the arguments at the states are bringing against the student loan forgiveness program are that in fact it goes beyond the power of the administration and granting this relief will actually hurt the revenue of some states. A spectacular site but Hawaii's erupting mauna loa volcano may now be threatening a main road CBS Jonathan bigly is near the volcano. Mauna loa continues her fury, two active vents are shooting fountains of lava into the air and feeding glowing rivers of molten rock down the mountainside. Stocks and mixed on Wall Street, the Dow closed down 195 points. The NASDAQ gained 14 points. Now this. This hour's
Biden says climate law has 'glitches' after Macron criticism
"As he hosts his administration's first state visit, President Biden is acknowledging French concerns over his signature climate change law. Amid the pomp of French president Emmanuel Macron's White House visit, differences over trade shadow the occasion. Macron and other European leaders say incentives in the inflation reduction act favor American made climate technology and while he applauds U.S. efforts to fight climate change, the subsidies would hurt European companies. We want to succeed together not one against the other. At a joint news conference President Biden said he makes no apologies for a law he wrote, but there are glitches. There's tweaks that we can make. Macron says the nations will re synchronize their clean energy efforts, Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"The best job growth right now. I'm Jeff cable. Sports at 15 and 45 powered by maximus. Moving people and technology forward. 6 45 rob wood fork here, Maryland women, big game tonight for them. Yeah, and you know what? The struggle to remember a time when they were like 12 and a half points underdogs against anybody, but that'd be like 20 years, maybe probably. And right now they're taking on 7th ranked Notre-Dame in the ACC Big Ten challenge, it's still very early on. So in 8 6 advantage here for the fighting Irish, the Washington commanders again without Benjamin saint Jude's trade Turner and Dax milled on the practice field today Antonio Gibson Logan Thomas and chase young were limited, although offensive coordinator Scott Turner believes that Gibson will be good to go Sunday against the Giants. The college football playoff officially expanding to 12 teams starting in 2024, the first round of the playoff under the new format will take place on campus sites matching teams seated 5 through 12, the 8th quarter finals and semifinals will be played in the bulls that have been rotating as hosts of the semifinals in the current format. LeBron James is in the headlines today for challenging the media for the difference in coverage of the recent controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving and Jerry Jones. It's a black man as a black athlete. When we do something wrong, every single tabloid every single news coverage is on the bottom taker is asked about every single day, but it seems like to me that the whole Jerry Jones situation photo. And I know it was years and years ago and we all make mistakes. I get it. I seem like it's just been buried under how it happened. We just move on. Well, he's not wrong. The capitals have another late face off out west, they take on the Seattle crack in a ten. Rob woodfork WTO sports. All right, rob, thanks, 6 47. President Biden is hosting a state dinner for French president Emmanuel Macron at The White House of this evening during a news conference earlier today, the two leaders addressed a variety of issues, including Ukraine. Mister Biden and Macron also addressed economic differences as they tackle climate change. We agreed to discuss practical steps to coordinate and align our approaches. So that we can strengthen and secure the supply chains, manufacturing, and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic. Macron and some European officials have expressed objections over subsidies for American made climate technology and the inflation reduction act. The United States and Europe share the goal of making bold investments in clean energy. President Trump Biden said there are some glitches and adjustments that can be made in light of European concerns. Skyler Henry CBS News, The
Red, white, blue theme for French White House state dinner
"President Biden is set to host the first White House state dinner since 2019. French president Emmanuel Macron and some 300 other guests will feast on White House chef Chris commerford's menu. Beautiful things from the land and sea. From the starter. Butter poached Maine lobster. To beef American cheeses and pastry chef Susie Morrison's dessert. Orange to 5 cake with roasted pears. All served with a red white and blue theme in a heated south lawn pavilion were First Lady Jill Biden is evoking the memory of her mom, whom she says made every dinner feel special, even if it was just frozen fish sticks. He would bring out the China and put fresh flowers on the table. In this case, guests will not dine on official White House China, which is not allowed outside the executive mansion. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on Sound ON
"A Bloomberg business flash. Charlie, thank you, the rolled out the red carpet today at The White House. For French president, Emmanuel Macron. Big state visit with all the trappings. This is something we are very good at around here. And it all culminates tonight with President Biden's first state dinner. First state dinner since COVID, which could not possibly be as good as the private meal the Biden shared with Macron and his wife last night at Fiona mare. But that's just me. The big arrival ceremony took place on a chilly south lawn this morning. President Macron and Brigitte members of the French delegation distinguished guests, it's an honor, a genuine honor to host you for the first state visit of
Setting the Stage for a World on the Brink of War
"The stage worldwide. Worldwide, we have Iran, North Korea, we have China. We have Russia. We have the terrorist groups in the Middle East. We have war constantly in Ethiopia. Some of the African nations, we have a war in Ukraine right now with Russia, a lot is unsettled on the world stage. And a lot for probably one of the first time since World War II, we're seeing this on sadness leading us closer and closer to conflict. When you look at what North Korea is doing with their nuclear testing, which they just tested and ICBM, which if given the right range and given the proper aerodynamic, could reach the United States. Again, could they actually pull it off? Still remains to be seen. But they're testing on a much quicker and higher note. You've got China who is taking the South China Sea, being very aggressive towards Taiwan, being aggressive toward the neighbors around. Again, just sort of seemingly pushing the envelope. When recently with President Biden, and also, frankly, it was an interesting with freer Trudeau. Justin Trudeau with the Canadian prime minister was very aggressive over what he believed was a leaking of their conversations to the media. And he was very abrupt in how he confronted that. As you go forward. So again, China flexing its muscles on the stage. I think China feels like they're with the American pullback, which we saw again in Obama. We're seeing it again in the Biden administration that there is an opening for China to assert its anonymous. Iran Iran is just Iran. And the human rights violations are still the greatest funder of terrorism in the Middle East. And they have their outlets of regimes Hezbollah and others who carry out their wishes and this is just who Iran is. It's been a destabilizing force in the Middle East for a long time.
Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy
"President Biden says he's hoping both parties can work together on several issues as the GOP prepares to take house control. After the president hosted each party's top two lawmakers, chief Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer came out of The White House enthused. There was goodwill in the room. The president says he'd like both parties to join forces on keeping the government open, helping you crane and avoiding a freight rail strike. And we're going to find other areas of common ground I hope because the American people want us to work together. The top House Republican Kevin McCarthy says they also want something else. I think America likes to check and balance, saying that's why Democrats lost the house. And the man had lined to be its next speaker is serving notice. Come January. I think the administration got a indication is going to be different. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Biden hosts congressional leaders on lame-duck sprint
"President Biden has hosted Congress's top leaders at a bid to lock in more legislative wins before a Democrats lose house control in January. We're here to get work done. The president sat at the head of a table facing top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, along with GOP leaders, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy. There's a lot to do, including resolving the train strike. A potentially crippling freight rail strike next week. It's not an easy call, but I think we have to do it. The economy is at risk. The president is also where Jay legislation to avoid a government shutdown next month and pushing for it to include more funding for the COVID-19 response and Ukraine. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
High court to hear arguments over Biden's deportation policy
"The nation's highest court is taking up a dispute over deportation policy. The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a legal fight over immigration officers discretion in deciding which people in the country illegally should be deported. Federal appeals courts in Cincinnati and New Orleans reached conflicting decisions over Department of Homeland Security guidance issued in September of 2021 after President Biden was elected the directive prioritize those who posed the greatest risk pausing deportations unless individuals had committed acts of terrorism, espionage, or egregious threats to public safety, while a federal appeals court in Cincinnati overturned a district judge's order that put the policy on hold, Texas and Louisiana sued and won to freeze the guidance under a nationwide court order, saying it violated federal law, and they would face added costs from having to detain people with criminal records. It's the latest example of a strategy that has succeeded in slowing Biden administration initiatives by going to Republican friendly courts. Jennifer King, Washington
Caller: Which Establishment Republicans Received FTX Funding?
"Want to say that I am a Trump and I will never throw president Trump under the bus whether he's the nominee that gets it or not, I am going to stand by him. And I want to ask you what you know about this. FTX joke. Yeah, so FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange. And we talked about this a couple of weeks ago on this show. There are a lot of people Republicans and Democrats that were getting campaign dollars from these guys right before the midterm elections. But what was especially disturbing is that tens of millions of dollars that we were sending and it could even be billions of dollars that we were sending to Ukraine was being used at that point by the Ukrainians to invest in FTX, then FTX would take that money and they would reinvest that in political campaigns. In other words, it was a great big money laundering scheme Susie and the Republicans are promising an investigation. We can tell you the latest and there's a new development, a new wrinkle is that the Biden administration now says they can no longer account for tens of millions of dollars in funding that went to Ukraine. Well, I just read that Kevin McCarthy got money from them. Kevin McCarthy did get money from FTX and Susie, the implications here. I mean, if we're reading this correctly, you had President Biden sending our tax money to Ukraine, Ukraine then gave that money to FTX as an investment and FTX then donated that money back to predominantly Democrats, but a number of establishment Republicans and Kevin McCarthy is one of those guys.
Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons
"President Biden raged the idea of trying to pass an assault weapons ban after two mass shootings in a week, but he'll likely face an uphill battle in Congress. It was Thanksgiving Day after 6 people were gunned down in a Walmart and 5 killed at a Colorado Springs gay bar. I'm gonna try to get rid of a subway. On NBC's meet the press, Colorado governor Jared polis, says something needs to be done. It's about mental health. Of course, it's about gun policy. Of course, it's about anti LGBTQ rhetoric. But the Democrat says it can be done without invoking a ban. Where you need an additional license or background check for some of the most high powered weapons. Also on the show, Kentucky Republican congressman James comer. Cities that have the most strict gun laws like Washington, D.C., Chicago, these are the cities with the highest rate of crimes comer says he'd support legislation aimed at improving mental health access and boosting law enforcement. Jackie Quinn, Washington
Biden brings Thanksgiving pies to Nantucket first responders
"President Biden vacationing in Nantucket for the Thanksgiving holiday, spoke out against a recent spate of mass shootings in the country and calls on Congress to do more to limit assault weapons. 6 people killed in a southeast Virginia Walmart 5 dead in Colorado Springs in just a week and President Biden says more must be done to prevent these killings from taking place. The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It's just sick. He tells reporters he'll take it to Congress, even though the sessions almost over and Democrats soon lose control of the House. Meanwhile, the president reached out to the owners of club Q in Colorado Springs, offering support and condolences, while a worker at the Virginia Walmart, whose life was spared, says she doesn't think the victims were randomly chosen. He was going hunting. He was looking, he was picking people out. Jesse will chesky on the job just 5 days, says the gunman who apparently killed himself aimed at her and then told her to run. I'm Jackie Quinn
Caller: President Biden Is Destroying Our Country
"Okay, thank you. President Biden is destroying our country. There is we should we can not stand for this. We can not stand for this. He is destroying our country. He is against us, and he's letting in all these immigrants to vote for him the next time he wants to be president. It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. He led in all these immigrants, all these crime ridden people that are coming into our country talking in every day and by President Biden has to go
Biden's granddaughter Naomi ties knot in White House wedding
"President Biden's granddaughter is now a married woman with a prominent wedding held on The White House lawn The White House kept in a private affair press secretary karine Jean Pierre It's a family event And Naomi Peter have asked that their wedding be close to the media Naomi Biden and Peter Neal were married on The White House lawn just the 19th couple to use the historic landmark It was chilly with daytime temperatures in the low 40s The bride wore a long sleeved high neck gown by Ralph Lauren with a very long veil The 28 year old Naomi Biden is a lawyer in Washington
Meet the Special Prosecutor Who Will Decide Whether to Charge Trump - The Daily Beast
"Attorney general Merrick Garland has named a special counsel to oversee Donald Trump related probes The Justice Department's investigating classified documents found at Trump's Florida estate and there's also a separate probe involving the capitol riot and bids to undo the 2020 election Both have political implications involving an ex-president running for The White House again given that and President Biden's intention to run It is in the public interest to appoint a special counsel Garland says Justice Department veteran Jack smith's appointment will let prosecutors continue their work indisputably guided by only the facts and law in
Why Was the Election Data SO Off? Mollie Hemingway Explains
"There's a lot to continue to dive into here with what's happening in Arizona and across the country. Joining us now is the great Molly Hemingway. She wrote the great book rigged. I think we have it around here. Mollye, welcome back to the program. It's great to be here with you. So Molly, a lot of people are scratching their head and we did a whole hour about the failures of Maricopa County and the machines going down and all that. But just more broadly and generally across the country, can you help explain why the data was so off, not just the polling data, but people had early voting forecasts and kind of predictions. It was all off. How was that possible, Molly? So the first thing I think it's important to remember is that in some sense, it wasn't off, and that's why everybody feels so weird about what happened. And what I mean by that is Republicans did win the generic ballot. They did have millions more voters. We do know that three out of four people in the country are upset with the direction of the country. The President Biden has low approval ratings that objectively speaking, the economy is bad. We have no border, you know, crime is skyrocketing. These are all real things that contribute to the confusion people feel about the end result. And I think that while there are easily you could usually when people name a thing that they think went wrong, they're right. I think one thing that people really need to understand at a very high level and I do appreciate that you get this is that Democrats really targeted their ballot harvesting operations in key races, you know, 20, 25, 30 key house races. They turned on their machine in those places, and I don't mean like a physical machine. I mean, getting the ballots into the boxes kind of machine. And maybe like 5 Senate seats. They didn't do all over the country. They just knew where they were vulnerable, and they focused there. And I think that actually explains why New York saw such big gains. You had what 5 seats flipped to the Republican because Democrats really didn't turn on their machine there.
Pelosi to step aside from Dem leadership, remain in Congress
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will step aside from democratic leadership but key per seat in the new Congress In 2007 now my privilege To present the gavel of the United States House of Representatives to the first woman speaker in our history the general lady from California Nancy Pelosi 15 years later For what purpose does the gentlewoman from California seek recognition As we gather here we stand on sacred ground the chamber of the United States House of Representatives The heart of American democracy For nearly 20 years Pelosi has been in democratic leadership in that chamber My Friends no matter what title you all my colleagues have bestowed upon me speaker leader whip there is no greater official honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco And she will keep doing that But as a rank and file member I will not seek reelection to democratic leadership in the next Congress One where Republicans will be in the majority For me the hours come for a new generation Pelosi is 82 as is number three House Democrat Jim Clyburn top deputy steny Hoyer is 83 and not long after Pelosi's speech said he too will stay in Congress but step down from leadership Clyburn has said he wants to keep a leadership spot but also looks forward to helping the new generation specifically noting the trio of Hakeem Jeffries Catherine Clark and Pete Aguilar For Pelosi it's all a moment of reflection When I first came to the floor at 6 years old never would I have thought that someday I would go from home maker to House speaker In President Biden's words the most consequential speaker in American history Sagar Meghani Washington
INGAA's Amy Andryszak Pens Letter to Biden Administration
"So this letter from the interstate natural gas association president and CEO Amy andraz Zak To President Biden just last week should concern everybody Here's some excerpts Please this is important I am writing to further underscore the concerns about the New England region's growing uneasiness about electric reliability and corresponding price bikes during cold winter months Now these people are involved in providing the energy and representing the people who do and they are jumping up and down they are banging the pots and pans they have been doing it month after month after month And nobody is listening to them Instead we have Congress today in the Senate voting to codify same sex marriage Like that's an issue And 12 Republicans in the Senate That's their priority If you want to get married in this country and you're gay go for it It's the law of the land because the Supreme Court said so What's this codification stuff It's a vote For political purposes She writes I encourage your administration that's Biden to pursue a long-term solution that addresses the root cause The region's long-standing electric reliability problems a lack of adequate natural gas infrastructure Rather than focus on the short term emergency solutions there were neither intended nor designed to address systemic issues like those that are present in New England
Poland calls missile that killed 2 'Russian-made,' Biden says it's 'unlikely' it was fired from Russia
"President Joe Biden and G 7 leaders meet after a missile explodes on eastern Poland Polish leaders say a Russian made missile fell in their country and killed two people near the border with Ukraine President Biden after meeting with G 7 leaders taking part in the G 20 summit in Indonesia says it's unlikely the missile came from Russia itself I don't want to say that until we completely investigate but it is Unlikely in the minds of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia It's not clear if Biden was suggesting that the missile hadn't been fired by Russia at all NATO ministers have met in Brussels and on Wednesday the United Nations Security Council is quite likely to discuss the strike in Poland during a previously scheduled briefing on Ukraine
"president biden" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"Like in medicine. Agricultural oil, gas. In terms of peaceful purposes, one available figure from the UN nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, is that only 1.8% of the country's electricity is generated by nuclear power. There seems to be some evidence that you had been working at least before toward a bomb. A bomb, a weapon, and that you might be doing that again. We have responded to these claims several times. They are baseless. The Islamic Republic of Iran has said many times that possessing nuclear weapons has no place in our doctrine. However, the U.S. intelligence community has assessed with high confidence that Iran did attempt to develop a nuclear bomb in the past, and then there are the American citizens being detained in Tehran. Three of whom were born in Iran. If there is a deal, would you agree to release the four Americans who are being held here? Could that be part of it? There are Iranian nationals also imprisoned inside the U.S.. These people are only in there because they simply tried to circumvent sanctions, and the Americans, we have told them that we can talk to them about this. It can be conducted separately from the nuclear talks. It can be done between the two countries. It is a humanitarian issue. This can be negotiated. You're off to New York. You're going to speak at the United Nations. You know, President Biden is going to be there. Are you open to a meeting with President Biden? A face to face? Fake news. No, I don't think that's such a meeting would happen. I don't believe having a meeting or talk with him will be beneficial. What do you think the difference is from your perspective between the Trump administration and the Biden administration? The new administration in the U.S., they claim that they are different from the Trump administration. They have said it in their messages to us. Our but we haven't witnessed any changes in reality. His major grievance against President Biden is that he has maintained the sanctions on Iran, the president Trump imposed. The sanctions are very tyrannical. This is a tyranny against the people of Iran. It is important to us to have the sanctions lifted. The sanctions thrust Iran into a two year recession, mainly because oil exports from refineries like this one fell overnight from 2.8 million barrels a day to about 200,000. Businesses have been cut off from international banking with inflation today in Iran at over 40 percent virtually everything is more expensive. And yet, we
"president biden" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Direct, substantive, and detailed. That's how a senior administration official described the high stakes phone call between President Biden and China's Xi Jinping. The video conference between the leaders of two of the world's superpowers. The United States and China lasted for nearly two hours. The call comes at a critical moment in Russia's war in Ukraine as China's stance has been pretty cagey. Listen to how press secretary Jen Psaki described the call today. The president spent the vast majority of the nearly two hours was spent with the president outlining the views of the United States and our allies and partners on this crisis, including a detailed overview of efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, how we got here steps we've taken where we've gone and why. And of course, as I was also known in the readout, but let me just reiterate. He also conveyed the indescribed the implications and consequences of China for divides material support to Russia. But again, I'm not going to provide any additional assessment from here. Now exactly what those implications and consequences that Biden put forth are, well, we don't have all of those details yet. U.S. officials have said that they think China is weighing whether to provide Russia with requested military or economic assistance. Hence the crucial timing right now for this call. Moscow denies asking for any assistance at all and Beijing says it's not helping the Russians. If China were to assist Russia militarily, American officials believe it would be smaller items, like meals, ammo, or surveillance equipment, not tanks or jets. U.S. officials also believe that it's possible China can try to help alleviate the effects of these withering sanctions that have been imposed upon Russia by the U.S. and Europe and NATO allies with direct financial support, but even with that help the sanctions are so crippling that it's unlikely the Chinese assistance would make an enormous difference. You heard me say at the top that China's been cagey, as it comes to its sort of public position around Putin's decision and his actions to invade Ukraine and wreak havoc on this independent nation. Why do I say China's been cagey? Well, the communist country appears to be trying to have it all ways. China has not condemned Russian actions and has refused to label the attack and invasion. Although president Xi has stressed that the situation is quote worrisome, yet Chinese diplomats have gone to Ukraine to express support for its right to sovereignty and to pledge humanitarian aid. And just as Russia has done, Chinese diplomats have criticized NATO expansion and accused the United States of fueling the conflict, but the Chinese are also quite clear in calling for a diplomatic solution. So, does the Chinese read out of the call match the American readout of the call? Well, according to Chinese state media, she said on the call that both countries have a responsibility to ensure peace and added that conflict and confrontation are not in anyone's interest. So from a baseline, you see the leaders of the world's superpowers agreed on the need for a diplomatic resolution here and agreed that an escalation of conflict and confrontation is not in anyone's interest. According to Xinhua news agency, readout, President Biden stated that the United States did not want to challenge China or instigate a new Cold War. Early on in the call, she highlighted the issues China has with Taiwan and what he saw as some people in the U.S. not following along with what the readout called the important consensus reached by the two of us. Also, according to this readout, Xi Jinping pointed out that the situation in Ukraine has developed to such a point that China does not want to see it. As for the portion of the call dealing with Taiwan, which clearly seems to be the one issue that was discussed, that wasn't directly related to Ukraine. According to the U.S. readout of the call, President Biden reiterated that U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed, and he emphasized that the United States continues to oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo. The U.S. readout concludes by saying that the two leaders tasked their teams to follow up on today's conversation in the critical period ahead. This high stakes call between the leaders of the world superpowers occurred as Russia continued to conduct multiple air strikes throughout the country today of Ukraine. Ukrainian military officials claim over 14,000 Russian troops have been killed and hundreds of their tanks and aircrafts have been destroyed since the start of the war. There is no way for the U.S. to confirm those numbers and there's no way for CNN to do so either, but estimates of Russian casualties from the U.S. and NATO allies are between 3010 thousand. And that's raising some questions about how those losses could impact the situation on the ground. U.S. Intel suggests Russia appears to be stalled in certain areas like key. U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin told CNN's Don lemon in exclusive interview that the U.S. has, quote, seen a number of missteps by Russia in the invasion. They have not progressed as quickly as they would have liked to. I think they envisioned that they would move rapidly and very quickly seize the capital city. They've not been able to do that. They've struggled with logistics. But U.S. and western intelligence officials tell CNN that they believe, despite all the losses, both Russian and Ukrainian, Putin is not deter. Ukraine's president zelensky once again warned today that it will be western leaders, moral, defeat. If Ukraine does not receive advanced weapons, saying it still hasn't gotten enough fighter jets and missile defense equipment. That's it for today's political briefing, thanks so much for listening and please take a moment and be sure to follow.
"president biden" Discussed on Axios Today
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"president biden" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"Lot of the american citizens they may let let go through the green holders they may let gut through but afghan allies people who helped the us government. Those many of those people are already being killed and thousands of them know that that's their fate. Since we close that door for good long list of republican politicians calling for the president to be impeached or resigned. Nikki haley nikki. Haley really put the she really put the problem. Where where it is. She said should biden step down or be removed for his handling of afghanistan. Yes but that would leave us with kamala harris which would be ten times words. God help us. That's from nikki. Haley interesting senator. Josh holly out of missouri said to say that. Today's of american lives in kabul is sickening does not begin to do justice to what has happened is enraging and joe biden is responsible. It's now clear. Beyond all doubt that he has neither the capacity or the will to lead. He must resign. We have a list of another dozen or so elected officials and some that are running for congress. Some of them calling for Use of the twenty fifth amendment to remove the president from office. That's not gonna happen you have to. Have you have to have the vice president. Start that the cabinet has to agree and who knows they may all go along with it but i. I don't see that happening and again is nikki. Haley said so then you have president harris. Maybe it's time for house speaker. Nancy pelosi step aside as well. No kid has when the whole couple bombings thing was happening know she was doing. She was celebrating women's equality day in san francisco. Making zero mentions of the bombing. Well that's the thing you know. I read this at first. I thought well you know somebody she she. She was talking about women's equality. She was at an event in san francisco but she didn't know there was going to be an attack in kabul. And then i thought well somebody and you know that some member her staff pre tweeted scheduled a tweet about the event in san francisco and women's equality and stuff. No that's not what happened. Nancy pelosi made a speech that was televised and never even mentioned what happened in afghanistan. That's ridiculous until later. The statement later issued a statement again. She's not talking too late. And it was just one of those blah blah blah. You know boilerplate statement saying that. The house of representatives strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack and mourns the loss of every innocent life taken. Thank you very much madam speaker..
"president biden" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"People died as a result in at least a dozen others were injured and this is a little bit of signs of things to come at least you got. Some good news is that the taliban can't get into the central bank that's got billions of dollars in it that this this more honestly raised more of a red flag to me than it did. Make me feel better. Because i hadn't even thought about this. No don't you think that You know a militant organization taking over a country would just be able to walk into the bank and say the hand over the cash. Turn it all over here. Well made that not possible. Seven seven billion dollars in assets of the nine billion in the central bank. Seven billion of that is in the. Us federal reserve yesterday blocked it and another one point. Three billion held in other international accounts of taliban is getting chump change. Yeah that that doesn't change the fact that they still got all the weapons and you know bombers and planes and all that. They've still got plenty even if they can get all nine all right. Let's change the subject. Let's look at the booster shots. Situation was told yesterday that people are going to be able to get booster shots Beginning september eight months after you had your last one. And here's president biden again because this seems to be a lot more important to him than anything else going on administration of planning for this possibility in this scenario for months we purchased enough vaccine and vaccine supplies. So that when you're eight month mark comes up you'll be ready to get your vaccination free at booster shot free. We have it available. We'll make you safer and for law. I guess maybe it was an unfair shot of meat to say he cares about this more than anything else that's going on. I mean he's able to do more than one thing at a time but still it does seem like That's this is the this is the note he wants to stay on. He doesn't wanna talk about afghanistan or what's going on here order chair. Well he did the interview with. Abc can fell flat on his face in it. But the thing here this booster program no problem with it by the way the science proves that the vaccine wears off after eight months then by god. Let's get the boosters out there however here's where it gets weird is that if you got the johnson and johnson vaccine. This doesn't apply to you. Because johnson and johnson hasn't gotten back to the white house.
"president biden" Discussed on Start Here
"Depart. And i don't want to give anything away about where your sister is. Our were she might be. But i am wondering just what her fears are if she goes into the street right now. What could happen. I mean what are the possibilities. The main fear is that if they take away that's the worst scenario with think about it every day. The parliament have already started house to house searches in some neighborhoods registering names and looking for people and their target list. She was not able to sleep an i of her william asleep. She sent me a video of our neighbors that was taken from the window. That taliban knocked on the door and hit him with the gum which the taliban is going door to door in beating certain people like selectively. I be doing. No they are not. Nolan is raising their voice. My friend just two days ago called me and say they took our neighbors and fired on him and he is dead but his family is keeping silence. They are not ready to talk. They don't want to because they're afraid if tomlin come and kill the only other members what goes through your mind when you hear this rebranding of the taliban when they say we've changed from twenty years ago women will have a different set of rights more expansive rights than the last time we were in power. We see it every day right now on cobbled streets. In provinces they didn't allow goes to go to university. They allow goes to go to their worker. Like like one of my friends was working for national. Tv was prohibited to enter the office and told her. Go back to your home. You're not allowed to come back to this office anymore. Redo need every female presenter year. Were you mean you mean. This is not years ago. You mean this has happened recently. Yeah just just yesterday. Under the previous taliban rule women in many cases were not allowed to go to school. They had to have their full body covered and they needed guardians to accompany them in the streets. Change day they are raiding houses. They shot people. They beast them but they are very very seriously practicing to behave. People with courtesy. Who are just has seen by. Can i ask you personally than when you talk to your sister. Like what goes through your mind then when you hear her describe hoping she can get out. It's feels bad. The my sister who struggled alerts for a better life who believes in modern values who fought for values and so many things in that society and not just my sister. I just talked with my friend. Maybe certain article and she was so strong but she was crying. I cannot tolerate house anymore. It's the day that i'm stuck here. Loyd i was a free bird Around in kabul guaranteeing all their rights within the limits of time. It's really hard to see. Goes the you generation. Who built this perfect life for them. But they're not gonna be able to live like a normal life anymore. But i should ask you. President biden said yesterday to us that he didn't think it was possible for the us to leave without chaos ensuing was the phrase. He used that it was basically impossible to to not have seems like this. What's your response to that just impossible. It's impossible. I think everything is possible. Actually i think it was even late to withdraw to leave afghanistan. It was really longtime but it was not the right time or it was not the right way. It was not fair. I read at the international community gives him so many opportunities and merits and at the end they allowed them to even use their military over an insert. The capsule nasreen nevada now a fulbright scholar at the university of nebraska. I mean i know you're trying to get the word.
"president biden" Discussed on Start Here
"Stories in the game espn daily revie. Listen with extraordinary story. A computer salesman was supposed to report to prison to begin a seventeen year sentence. Let him turn himself into jail with no escort. No one thought he would run how you evade capture for twenty five years. How do you do that now. Joined the search following the us marshals as they uncover new leads in global manhunt. Can you help catch this fugitive. Have you seen this man of using this man. Have you seen this man. Listen and join the all new hunt. Wherever you get your podcasts. So you heard president biden say hey we knew it was going to be like this and we are trying to help vulnerable people get out. But here's what that actually looks tonight. The pandemonium outside kabul airport is thousands of desperate. Afghans climbed to leave a foreign correspondent ian panel. You heard him here yesterday. We'll after our interview. He went to the airport. And what you got understand is there are two sections to this airport in kabul. There's the american controlled part where military is and the taliban controlled part. The us says hey if you have papers and you show up. Of course we're going to help you out but to show up to the american side you've gotta get through this. Their response on the ground is ripple it's it's Offensive that threatening that firing automatic weapons over the heads of the crowd repeatedly huge crowds and gangs of taliban fighters trying to push them back. Ian actually got permission from taliban commanders to film the scene permission. Maybe okay but it was also chaotic. Let's get back to the ins. Pre-approved teen didn't feel safe let alone the average afghan or can tell you as season journalist. It was really scary down there and we were able to jump in vehicles and get out of that that the afghans is truly terrifying. So what is the reality of the situation for those people who were scared of the taliban from afar and are now terrified up close will our next guest was actually in kabul when this story was not yet a done deal. She escaped right before. The taliban took the city some of her family members though have not nasreen. Nevada joins us. Now nasreen thanks for being with us. When did you arrive in the us. By the way. I arrived on august. Thirteen friday night was actually saturday day for my family. In kabul i was selected as a finalist for fulbright. Two thousand to me. And i was supposed to start my fall semester in two thousand twenty one in. It seems that i was lucky. It just a good chance that they booked on Thirteen so i was out in safe But my family are left behind helicopters and black smoke visible american diplomats including the ambassador evacuated to the airport. I didn't want to leave my family in such bad situation in kabul and i was telling them to. Could you tell at the time that that kabul was you know that the taliban were encircling kabul in these major cities yes is see last week to two weeks ago three weeks ago. I was so concerned. The us embassy edging americans to leave the country immediately. The taliban capturing the first provincial capital on friday now on the cusp of seizing two more insurgents closing border crossings. None of them wanted to lift their homeland but recent days they were so worried and they started to find a way to at least get visa for a my sister. But it doesn't happen. My sister applied to some embassies that they reject too. Because no country is giving racer Bizarre to africans right now.
"president biden" Discussed on Start Here
"It's thursday august nineteenth and it always had to be this way for did it. We start here in an exclusive interview. President biden defiantly defended his choices on afghanistan. The idea that somehow there is a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing. I don't know how that happens with desperation gripping the streets and pandemonium on the runway and you don't think this could have been handled better in any way no mistakes george. Stephanopoulos walks us through his one on one conversation and she made out of kabul for sister. Dinner not change. They are rating houses. They shot full. They beat them go inside. The conversations between family members as the taliban begins knocking on doors from abc news. This is a special edition of start. Here i'm brad. Mielke united states has one commander in chief at a time but when it comes to afghanistan the last several american presidents republicans democrats have made remarkably similar decisions taliban regime. It's coming to an end since initial invasion when things get bad you send in more troops. It has been a tough month in afghanistan. But it's also been tough month for the taliban. I make this decision. Because i am convinced that our security is at stake in afghanistan and pakistan. When things seemed calmer you start to draw them down. We have agreed that this is the year we will conclude our combat mission in afghanistan. But then things get fat again right so for nineteen years. No commander in chief has simply vacated afghanistan. America will work with the afghan government as long as we see determination and progress however our commitment is not unlimited until now many who argue that we should stay stay in afghanistan because withdrawal when damage america's credibility and we can america's influence in the world. I believe the exact opposite is true. Any images that accompany this withdrawal are just as bad if not worse than what those other commanders in chief might have imagined strongholds falling within hours. Afghan leaders accused of corruption. Saying yeah yeah. Alabama city is yours. I can go to cafes. I can go to restaurants. I can go shopping. Grew staying home wary of being seen. What some guy deems immodest dress and perhaps the most gut wrenching images so far people holding onto an american plane for dear life as our personnel fled the country without them. There's one commander in chief at a time so yesterday. Abc's own george. Stephanopoulos became the first journalist to sit down with president at the white house. Since biden made the final call in kabul descended into chaos and minutes after that interview. George got into a car and gave us a call. There is george how are you. I'm doing all right. How are you. I'm rushing a union station. let's not this out l. Let's do this. So i mean you spoke to president biden the white house clearly. He's sticking with his decision. Here right how did he characterize his decision making process to you. Know second guessing at all. He took on those who said that the intelligence showed that we'd have this kind of rapid collapse of the afghan military and government back in july. You said a taliban takeover with highly unlikely was the intelligence wrong or did you downplay it. I think there was no consensus. You go back and look at the intelligence reports. They said that like more likely to be sometime by the end of the year. He said no one told what happens quickly. The idea that the taliban would take over was premised on the notion that the somehow the three hundred thousand troops we trained and equipped was going to collapse. We're going to give up. I don't think anybody anticipated time. They'll take by version to keep a small force there. He suggested that he was being told. It would take several thousand more troops for von period of time and a lot of lives if we were to say. He's not second guessing his decision. I don't think this could have been handled. This actually could have been handled better in any way. No mistakes no. I don't think it could have been handled in a way that they're going to go back in hindsight and look but the idea that somehow there's a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing. I don't know how that happens. I don't know how that happened so for you. That was always priced into the decision. Yes and so he saying there was intelligence but was this a failure then to listen to the intelligence or he's just saying we always knew this would happen. I i asked him. Was it a failure of intelligence planning execution or judgment. He conceded nothing. he says. This is basically always going to happen when we withdrew when you had the government of afghanistan the leader that government getting a plane and taking off going another country when you saw the significant collapse of the of the afghan troops. We had trained to three hundred thousand of them just leaving their equipment and taking off that was you know this is what happened as simply what happened he. Where does this go here. Things get worse if people start being slaughtered if women are being arrested or beaten for going to school like is the plan. That's going to be like. Hey the taliban they were in the country now. The president is sticking by that august thirty first deadline with one big exception. He saying that troops will stay if we stop to get americans out and if we stopped to get a little more on our afghan allies interpreters translators. People helped us through the war effort commitment holes to get everyone out that in fact we can get out and everyone should come out and that's the objective. That's what we're doing now. That's the path. And i think we'll get so american should understand the troops might have to be there beyond august thirty. First know america's and understand that we're going to try to get it done before august but if we don't the troops don't will determine if the time who's left and and if you're american forces if there's american citizens left we're gonna stay little get them all out s for you know. The taliban taking over the president said it's a matter of priorities. It's matter par hard-boiled nash. Security calculation so there are a lot of countries where women are are subjugated where women are discriminated against women face violence and lack of rights. He said well we don't. We can't send our military in a to solve those problems in every country in the world to such high stakes for all these decisions here and the pictures are almost universally alarming to americans right. But i do think that it's tricky for americans to figure out you know who's responsible for these images right. Is it president biden because of the way he just did this withdrawal. This president trump actually kind of orchestrated negotiated withdrawal. Talking about george w bush forever. I mean how does biden see this as his mission or z. Cleaning up after others. He's been pretty consistent over the last fifteen years. He wanted so that. I think that's one of the reasons. He's not conflicted right now or not communicating any sense of being conflicted about this decision. But we've all seen the pictures we've seen those hundreds of people packed into a c. Seventeen we've seen afghans falaise four days ago five days ago. What did you think when you first saw those pictures. I thought was weird. We have to gain control this. We have to move this more quickly. We have to move in a way in which we can take control that airport and we did. He did suggest that had president trump made the agreement with the taliban might have had a slightly different time. Why but no second guessing at all on the big decision the strategic decision to withdraw from afghanistan. Last question political one i. I don't know if it's too soon to go to politics. But what does this do for. The image of the joe biden white house and the democratic party going forward with. That's going to be a big question. I don't think. I don't think we know yet. I was talking to some white house officials today. Suggest they do you think he could take a bit of it there on the other hand i think the president is firmly believes that the american public pretty firmly agrees with him on the big picture. The twenty years in.
"president biden" Discussed on We The People
"Together in coming up with what the executive articles a coordinated response. I think in many respects. This council is designed to encourage conversations across agencies that will enable them collectively to achieve more than they do individual effort. That's healthy but second to provide in mechanism for keeping score on how the government is doing in this government. A wide approach. A crucial question is going to stick. Will this become a vibrant element of making over time. I the simple fact that these are federal agencies does not mean it as one big happy family. Never underestimate the forces of parochialism and narrow institutional prerogative in defeating broader ambitions. President biden is not the first president to exhort agencies to work more collectively and collaboratively on these kinds of projects. So will the white house throw themselves into making this work overtime. Will they dedicate the effort to it day in and day out will. Individual agencies dedicate themselves to this process at simply pointing out that the by administration has taken a while to get going. The facts at jonathan canter has just now been nominated and probably will not take office until i'm guessing. September means that eight precious months have gone by and one thing that you notice. When you're the head of the agency is how fast the time goes by. And the clock ticks. Quickly to the end of president biden's first-term. Maybe a second term. We can't predict that with with with with great accuracy But it is going to be the sustained effort over time that makes it work in the attention to implementation that makes this effective in a census is a nice start but in another sense nothing has happened yet. None of the concrete steps to put all of this implies have come to pass and that will be a question. Not of the physics of what competition policy should be but are skillet engineering and making things work in time. In general we tend to ignore the the the engineering of policy making the physics fascinates us academics. Write about the physics solid time. The question of how you actually do it and put it in. Place is much harder task and to quit again ernest. May and richard neustadt. They point out that the main problems with her form or in the zone. What they call feasability and the feasibility. They're talking about is the commitment and dedication of effort to make it work overtime so this has potential but many reforms in the history of our country had potential. Success depends on whether you're in for the long run whether you're willing to learn what worked well in the past because you'll need all the help you can get in studying earlier. Examples to make that work while in the future and it will not be kanter and con. It will be kanter successor con successor. You'll be a host of other policymakers will determine whether this works overtime. So if you're not in it for the long run this doesn't succeed in the way. One hopes thank you so much berry lynn and oh kabbage for a deep illuminating and extremely educational discussion about the crucial topic of the future of antitrust policy in america berry bill. Thank you so much for joining. Today's show was produced by jackie. Mcdermott and engineered by greg. Checkmark research was provided. I mac taylor. Olivia gross. Lana will rip. Please rate review subscribe to we the people on apple podcasts and recommend the show friends colleagues or anyone anywhere who is eager for a weekly dose of constitutional illumination and debate and always remember. The national constitution. Center is a private nonprofit. We rely on the generosity. The passion the.
"president biden" Discussed on We The People
"Save americans money on their internet bills by banning accessible early termination fees. Other things make it easier for people to get refunds from airlines and the comparison shop. There a few more items which i'll stop reading are these In fact all Goals that the executive order will achieve and what legal instruments by which it will achieve them and might be blocked by the courts. Congress or other bodies. I would say could achieve possible. A number of the items included on the list are feasible but notice how long the list is This is what. I find daunting and looking at it. This is where. I come back to the thought that implementation become so important There are a number of steps that can be taken to do all of these things and a number of the steps safran example invalidating non-competition covenants in employment agreements. I could have a powerful effect and increasing worker mobility and perhaps increasing the ability of individual workers to achieve higher wages. So a number of the steps are possible. They could be done My only admonition is a to carry them out to bring these two fish line will require a lot of effort and when you note as very sad. The the amalgam of policy instructions or recommendations well into the seventies A difficult issue. That you face if you say. The head of the federal trade commission The the very capable remarkable new head of the federal trade commission is to thank Which of these do i do. I what am i top five. If you try to do everything in the order at once you probably won't be very successful I think when you look at management challenges in a variety of settings nothing is more important than determining what your handful most important priorities are but for your own people and for the outside world so a difficult challenge. This posed by the ambitious list of possibilities here is to focus on what you can do. Well how many you can do it. One time and proceed on that basis given the capability that you have because as your question suggests jeff's a an important consideration is that in many areas implementation of some of these policies will ultimately weight work their way through judicial process that can be described in many respects as economic intervention skepticism doubts. Not neil listen but doubts i so a key question that you face. In seeking to implement some policy commands recommendations is how do you armor them to withstand scrutiny. That they will face as they go through the courts. And that's a that's a. that's formidable. Challenge it's not impossible. But i guess what i'd say is is if you tried if all of these agencies tried to do everything that was being asked at them of them at once. I'm not sure that it would work. I'm not sure they have the capacity to do it. If you see this as more long-term process where we're gonna get to all of this. We will work in good faith. Notice that the order says you will issue reports on some of these items within a set period of time. I think that. I think that you have a program that is feasible. It's its implementation. The question is mixing effectively. The required elements of am bishen that is to achieve the aims with realism. About how to carry them out and how to do them and part of the realism is recognizing that the gauntlet of the federal judiciary will be will be a demanding. One not impossible but demanding. Thanks for that berry. Can you identify the parts of the executive order that are most vulnerable to being questioned by the courts to what bill called economic implementation skepticism by Judges and help our listeners. Understand how this will work itself up to the courts. Some will be implemented by the federal trade commission. Whose new head is. Lena con others by the justice department through antitrust suits. Who's new head. Has jonathan canter so give us some specific examples of policies that will be implemented by doj and the federal trade commission. And which ones do you think are vulnerable in the court. I mean it's a it's a great question and it's you know we don't know actually this is sort of. What would bill What what they're doing right now and this is going to be true. Both in in. I mean you know john. Mcandrew was just named. He's lord knows when he's actually going to actually be able to take office. It could be months before you know he actually gets to sit down and so in terms of when this starts we don't know You know the ftc could be hobbled actually pretty soon you know. One of the commissioners Row heat chopra has been named to head the cfpb. Bb and a different agency a consumer financial protection agency and So if he moves over there then suddenly they'll find themselves to two so So we don't know actually how Even how much power ability either of these agencies will have to move quickly And then as bill pointed out it's like they really have to spend a lot of time thinking about what is our what our priorities so Will they do a good job of that. I certainly trust They will But and But they're under there's there they're being pulled in a lot of different directions. You know i think in some ways it's like there's the you know we focus so much on what the antitrust law on what doj and ftc. Do you know how that plays out in the courts. I mean i think what's really amazing about the or what's what's what's what's really encouraging about. This is that the Biden president biden saying to janet. Yellen you have an immense amount of anti-monopoly power authority over in treasury treasury secretary. Janet yellen you have an immense amount of ability to fight concentration. You know this is true in banking it's true and financial services it's true Even with treasury like beer and alcohol which is kinda comes under their parts of that regulatory regime coming in under their sway under their control You know they're saying to The secretary of defense. You need to be part of this. You need to use your power to do this. They have said very clearly to Agriculture secretary vilsek. They said here's what you're gonna do. This is what you're gonna fix rate now because you well in the case of time vilsek should have fixed this ten years ago When you were there last time round so in some ways what they're doing is they're taking the pressure..
"president biden" Discussed on We The People
"I'm jeffrey rosen presidency. Oh the national constitution center and welcome to we the people the weekly show of constitutional debate national constitutions enter is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by congress to increase awareness and understanding the constitution among the american people. President biden recently issued the executive order on competition which aims to break up corporate power across the economy. This week we will explore the executive order and its potential impact on antitrust policy and on america with two of america's leading experts on antitrust and the constitution berry. Lynn is executive director of the open markets institute. He is the author of liberty from all masters the new american autocracy versus the will of the people bury. It is wonderful to have you back on the show thanks. Jeff is great to be her and bilk of object is global competition professor of law and policy professor of law and director of the competition law center at gw law. He was previously a member and chair of the federal trade commission. His most recent book is global competition enforcement. New players new challenges. Bill thank you so much for joining. Thanks for the chance to do this. Jeff berry you have called. President biden's executive order on competition the most significant contribution to antitrust policy since the new deal or the progressive era. And you've said with. Lena content the federal trade commission. Tim wu on the national economics council and dozens of other strong leaders in departments and agencies across the biden administration jonathan as nomination to leave the antitrust division spells the end of an era of unaccountable monopoly. Power in america. Tell us why you think that the executive order combined with president biden's antitrust appointments are so significant. Thanks jeff the the key thing here. The most important thing in the executive order is a new statement of philosophy. A new you know sort of a new approach to competition policy to anti anti-monopoly law and You know for the last forty years. We've had this approach that was established in the early days of the reagan administration then solidified under the clinton administration which sort of basically said that the purpose of anti monopoly law is to promote our well-being our welfare as consumers and You know that the way to achieve that is through promoting greater efficiency and how we produce things and how we deliver services and That was a radical change from where we were before. Which is that. The from. The founding of the nation until reagan came along The idea was that the purpose of anti monopoly law was to protect our democracy. It was to protect our liberty as individuals it was to protect our communities it was to protect protect innovation our ability to to build and create new and better things and create new and better technologies and so what we saw a couple of weeks ago with the executive orders. We saw the president of the united states. Say this experiment and he used the word this experiment experimental the last forty years failure. And we're we're ending it. We're we're we're this was is not something we will Continue ever again. And he said we're going back to what we were doing before and so So it a in terms of the content of the Of the orders. Like you know it's a is radical restatement of the purpose of our antimonopoly laws And you know it's like we're gonna use these to protect us against concentration of power that threatens our democracy and that's the thing right now in the united states we see the perhaps the biggest set of threats toward democracy in the politically by large corporations from the private sector. You know since one hundred years you know perhaps since the civil war and this is you know. The the power and control has been concentrated by google facebook amazon so this radical restatement is of immense importance for how we see. And how we we talk about and how we regulate the political economy and you know jonathan canter and lena khan You know and other folks who are in the administration these people understand this and they now have their hands on the regulatory levers. Thank you so much for that bill. you are among the most respected antitrust scholars in the country you served on the federal trade commission and chaired under president. George w bush. Do you agree with berries. Historical claim that for much of american history antitrust focused on power that threatens democracy that since the reagan years the focus was on efficiency and this new biden order represents a return to a focus on democracy or do disagree The the biden order is unmistakably significant when you have the head of state issues such an elaborate statement of the importance of competition and an elaboration of its goals and aims. that's a significant event. I think berries right that. No president has set out an agenda of this kind arguably since various expressions by franklin roosevelt during the new deal or back to the formative era of the us system itself. How significant depends on a lot of things. Though the actual effect and the success of the program in reorienting the objectives the purpose a focus of competition law will not happen instantaneously even with the new leadership in key positions within the federal government A major question that two political scientists and students public administration posed at the kennedy school in the nineteen nineties. Ernest may and richard annoy step in a wonderful volume called thinking in time. Offer the following test for reform. Will it stick will at work and making this kind of program stick will require an effort that certainly outlasts a single presidential term for years. This is a program to be effective. That will require a sustained effort certainly throughout the decade but into the next as well so a vital issue for the future is are the ambitious objectives here along with the administrative infrastructure that is being created to achieve it will those bmc lamented successfully. I said that to make this work. It's a it's an important beginning but this is more of a marathon and say one hundred meter dash even a half mile. Two miles ten kilometers long race in a vital question will be. Does the administration have the stamina the commitment to carry it out and to handed off successfully to future administrations including in the face of possible regime. Changes that can happen later on. The second is that. I don't know that the statement of aims is so pristina's berry suggests that is the impulse that guides competition law even as formulated in the executive order coexist with a host of other economic policy commands. That will continue to be important and will work against the achievement of competition as an effective tool for accomplishing. The broad egalitarian purposes. That.
"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 The Politics Guys
"Slash support and one thing as always that helped us out enormously and that is absolutely free that we really appreciate is spreading the word by fearing episodes on social media. It only takes a few seconds and it is absolutely the best sort of advertising all right so with that. We'll start this week and about the place. You'd expect us to start with the peaceful transfer of power on wednesday january twentieth. Joe biden became the forty six president of the united states and it was inauguration day unlike any other certainly in in in our memory with the country in a ravaged by the pandemic two weeks after an attempted insurrection on the grounds of the very capital where president biden sworn in and it was also of course. The first inauguration not attended by the outgoing president in one hundred and fifty two years so j. What did you think about Well let's start with the inauguration ceremonies and then you know maybe move into president biden's inaugural.
"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