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Bush Criticizes GOP Isolationism, Anti-Immigration Rhetoric
"A former president is reflecting on Derek Sheldon's murder trial former president George W. bush on the jury deliberations and Derek children's murder trial let's see what a jury of his peers says in I think a lot of people have already made up their mind with different database it's important he says that Americans see this trial play out people know that the trial has been conducted fairly and that rule of law is reign supreme in our judiciary former President Bush also told the NBC news today show that the Republican Party has become isolationist protectionist and to a certain extent he says nativist he says he's especially concerned about anti immigration rhetoric I'm Rita Foley
Fresh update on "president bush" discussed on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
"If you're listening to the happy hour you are welcome on this show. Just kidding y'all know that. I love george w bush and i just think the he would be one of the most fun people to sit down with and have a conversation with and so my top three questions for him. I think they would be kinda serious. You guys i would ask him number one. I remember very vividly when nine eleven happened. And there was the video news footage of president bush reading to some kids and a library. And you all. You've probably seen it and remember it as well someone from his team. Maybe secret service. I don't know who it was. Came up and whispered in his ear in the middle of him reading to these kids telling him what had just happened to our country. And you could see president bush's face change. And i think i would just like to know and have a conversation with him about what it felt like in that moment to be the most powerful man in the world leader of the united states of america and realize that our country had been attacked. And i wanna know. What did he feel professionally. What did he feel personally. What did he feel emotionally. I mean what was that moment. Actually like for him. So that's my first question number. Two i would love to know what is the most proud of in his life and i have a small suspicion that it's not gonna have anything to do with his presidency. I dunno do you guys agree. I'm just thinking that he's gonna come up with something that has nothing to do with things he did as a president. But i think it's going to be more personal like his family and the number three. What would he go back and do differently in his whole lifetime. And then ashley you asked me for three questions. But i'm throwing in another one. If he was here in my office or over zoom. I would do it to you guys. I would ask him. Hey so do you laura. Y'all wanna just drive on down from dallas. Got dinner at the house we would love to have you and then he would be like sure thing jamie. I can't remember her last name. 'cause i'm just doing this interview let me have people get with you and then you know actually. I think he might come. Actually but george w bush. You're welcome on the happy hour. I think it would be a fun conversation. I think it would be impactful. Does your grocery delivery do more than just show up. With hungry harvests. You can get farm. Fresh produce and kitchen staples.
Biden, predecessors mourn Prince Philip
"President Biden is among world leaders morning prince Philip's passing he was the president says the nation since Queen Elizabeth it's deep condolences honoring the prince's service ended charity what the seventy eight year old president calls an extraordinary and longer life we never slowed down at all China in statements both President Bush and Obama cited the prince's wit and warmth president trump says Philip define the British dignity and grace calling his death an irreplaceable loss Sager mag ani Washington
Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020
"New report says anti-asian hate crimes in sixteen of america's largest cities increased by nearly one hundred and fifty percent in two thousand twenty compared to the previous year that report by the center for the study of hate and extremism at california state university. San bernardino looked at preliminary police data and major cities which showed initial spikes of anti-asian hate crimes reported in twenty twenty during march and april. The racial stereotyping in violence. Follow disinformation tied to the covid. Nineteen pandemic now. Local efforts are underway to motivate others to step in against discrimination. Joining us are anti-king. Executive director of the nonprofit asian americans advancing justice chicago professor brian levin director of the center for the study of hate and extremism at california state university san bernardino and timur abu zayd staff attorney of care chicago nonprofit muslim civil rights organization. Thanks to all of you for joining us tonight. brian levin. Let's start with you please. Your center surveyed police departments in several major cities and found an overall increase in anti asian hate crimes in twenty twenty compared to the year. Before what do you see is behind this increase. Thank you so much for. Have me a great question. I think there are things behind it and we've seen this happen again and again. One is a catalytic event or a set of incremental ones that identified a certain group as legitimate targets for aggression. But here's the thing and we've seen this over the last decade or so in particular once we have that dry kindling. How president response to this condition makes a big difference. We saw crime decline after president. Bush tartly of muslims six days after nine eleven but conversely what we saw with the attack on san bernardino a twenty three percent increase above the level of aid crime that we saw from the terror attack with family trump spoke of the muslim ban. Five days later. So i think it's a combination of two things one cadillac event. And then how are people of goodwill leaders respond because you stereotyped and conspiracy them all wrapped in this and we have to add stone. And i rose on it not an
El Salvador vote could strengthen president's rule
"Citizens of El Salvador went to the polls yesterday to elect members of Congress and hundreds of mayors. The election is seen as a referendum on the country's popular but controversial president, the evil Kayla Maria Martin reports Salvadoran sir voting amidst high political tensions with accusations that President Bush Kelly is overstepping his bounds to support political allies. Still, the charismatic O'Kelly is hugely popular, analysts say. People are sick and tired of traditional parties. Meanwhile, international observers watch the vote. Had. San Salvador's archbishop pleads for peace and transparency. Maria Martin reporting. You're listening to NPR
Biden Calls for Gun Reform Three Years After Parkland Shooting, NW of Miami
"Marked the three year anniversary of the Valentine's Day shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida 17 students and teachers were killed. President Bush using the president Biden using the occasion to renew his push for tougher gun control measures. President put out a statement essentially saying that this administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed. That call to do better in the country, saying that it's time to take action to end the epidemic of gun violence and make schools and communities safer. Calling on Congress to essentially an act common sense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault, weapons and high capacity magazines as well and that CBS is Skyler Henry flags across Florida were lowered to half staff to honor the victims of the shooting.
Biden DNI pick says no room for politics in intel agencies
"A day before he takes office president elect Biden speaks for key national security spots are having confirmation hearings the past four years there's been repeated pressure on officials to shape intelligence to the president's lighting on her watch leading the intelligence community Averell Haynes says that would end when it comes to intelligence there is simply no place for politics ever he is expected to be confirmed as the nation's first female intelligence chief later today Biden speaks to head the state and defense departments will have their hearings including recently retired general Lloyd Austin who would beat a waiver to lead the Pentagon since he's only been out of uniform for years defense secretaries are typically confirmed by inauguration day the last time a new president did not have his pick in place then the first President Bush thirty two years ago Sager mag ani Washington
Measuring Sea Level Rise From Space
"Okay hersher film in. Why do scientists care so much about the satellite set to launch this weekend. Well you actually have to go back a little bit. We all know that human activities are changing. The atmosphere in unexpected and in unprecedented ways is that george h w bush. Yeah nineteen ninety. The first president bush actually talked fair fairmount about climate change. It was something that scientists have been publicly warning about at that point for decades and climate scientists were looking for more government support for their research. Big ticket items things like using federal research ships to study what was happening in the arctic for example and launching satellites that could measure what was happening on earth from space particularly the oceans because as we said the oceans they are so vast that you can only study them in their entirety from space. And it's actually just a couple years after that. Nineteen ninety speech that we just heard that the first satellite launches that can measure sea level. Rise was called topex-poseidon since the earliest times when humans i beheld the seashore and set how raft simple boats the oceans of venice sources great mystery. I remember the first time i'd be held the seashore hersher. You know that's a video that nasa made to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the topics. Poseidon satellite launch from its vantage point in space. Some thirteen kilometers or about above the earth surface topex-poseidon circles the globe. Once every one hundred twelve minutes okay. First of all that videos fantastic second. What do they mean. They were circling the globe measuring what exactly so the height of the ocean surface because by then levels were already rising because of climate change ice already melting in the nineteen ninety s global temperatures rising sea levels. Were going up. So scientists were racing to make better climate models to predict what sea level rise would look like over time and help people prepare this original satellite. It was a big step forward because it allowed them to see basically the whole earth at once. Got it okay. So this original satellite went up in the nineteen nineties. Does this new one replace it. It's actually been replaced multiple times. There were three more sea level rise. Satellites launched in the intervening years in each one was a little better make sense. Maybe a little more accurate a little more durable so this last satellite the one that's about to launch. It must be like pretty good right. They've been practicing for a while. How accurate is this thing. It is freely accurate. I talked to the lead. Scientists on the mission at jet propulsion laboratory in california. My name is josh willis. And i'm the lead nasa scientist for the sentinel six mission. The sentinel is the name of the new satellite technically. It's sentinel six michael froehlich. It's named after a former nasa leader. Who is clearly extremely popular. Because apparently nasa doesn't really name things after people who are alive. He was alive when they named it for him. He's since died. Anyway i talked. Josh willis about how accurate the satellites sea level rise measurements are. It's really kind of an incredible feat of technology. We can actually measure the water level with an accuracy of about one inch from eight hundred miles up. That's wild hersher like how it uses radar actually a radar beam Comes down out of the satellite. It bounces off that surface and then it measures the signal coming back and by figuring out how long it takes to go down and come back you can tell how far away the water is You know how far the water surface is from the satellite. You can figure out how high the water is relative to like the land. yeah exactly exactly so sentinel six. You can imagine it will crisscross nearly the whole earth every ten days making these really accurate measurements. And so. if you're a scientist you can use all that data to get a really detailed picture of how high the oceans are and how that is changing over time. here's a thing sentinel. Six will be there for five years and there's already an identical satellite in the works that will launch when that time is up and do another five years so it's ten years of continuous super accurate data about how high the oceans are and that right there that is why climate scientists are so jazzed about this satellite because scientists love reliable data reliable continuous data. Especially because imagine if you are trying to understand how quickly sea levels are rising. You need measurements every year for decades because climate change is a slow and steady catastrophe.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power
"Peaceful. Transfer of power is a cornerstone of american democracy. Right now president. Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming biden administration access to key documents funding information. They need to ensure a safe and smooth transition now. The formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the presidential transition act just over fifty years ago. Em things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until two thousand versus the mission of george. Bush is not up for me to accept or reject the legal process. You know. let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon. We'll be ready for transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill clinton cabinet meeting december twelve thirty five days after the election that george w bush was officially declared the winner that gave then president elect bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration course nine months later the september eleventh terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and a relatively new president off guard when the nine eleven commission report came out in two thousand four. It pointed to this truncated transition as a weakness and recommended a more formalized process katherine dunn tempests at senior fellow at the university of virginia's miller center the senior research director at the white house transition project so laws were passed in the two thousands or spin sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kinda they keep refining it and keep refining it but what they did primarily is that they enable the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formerly so that meant that once biden was the democratic nominee. He was eight. He was provided with all space some funding for salaries and the ability to start planning ahead. Talked to us a little bit. About how worried you are or how worried we should be as americans about this as you pointed out the attacks on nine eleven happened not that long after president bush took office. If something happens january or february of this coming year would the biden administration be potentially a unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. Let me back up. Just a bit to point out that There are basically two important phases of the transition. The i i pointed out was after the nominee has been formally nominated by the party and they received some resources the next big transfer resources comes after the head of the gsa has ascertained the next president united states and they use that verbiage. Esser that verb. I'm not really sure why but And that's the point at which the president the incoming president can start to have access to classified material that can start to be part of the president's daily brief with Tells them all the national security issues. It enables the biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now. Is they are preventing the biden from moving to the next phase. And what i would argue is the most important phase at the transition. It's critically important that the biden staff members be able to go to the department of justice francis and to be able to interview. Fbi director the head of the criminal division the head of the national security division to try to get a sense since of. What's the lay of the land where the priorities. What are the crises. That might be boiling over by the time we get here. And that's what they're being denied so. I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The the inability to advance to the next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crises that but we want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as were basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason and were inhibiting our ability to be in the best possible situation. We can be on january twentieth. And there's no reason for that. We have the resources we have the capacity. So why so. Let's talk about the. Why and and the who so. Emily murphy is a name that most of us probably weren't familiar with until now she is a person who is at the head of the. Gsa can you talk a little bit about how her role what her role is. And how much leeway. She has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow the biden team to start integrating with the outgoing trump administration. So emily murphy is the administrator of the gsa. It's a political appointment in the gsa. It's office is largely responsible for all the government real estate so they helped provide office space and oversee office space You know in in most situations would never even hear of the essay in this particular case because the legislation housed it in the gsa. She has the capacity to release the funding and the resources to the party. Nominees and then eventually to the president-elect by law she is the one that has to ascertain the election so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands. I mean she is a by president trump. She must be a republican. Who has some loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably for mark meadows. Probably the chief-of-staff sues weighing on her.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters
"Amy Walter from the takeaway were well underway and the ability for Theo administration in any way by failure recognizes this our wind. Does not change the dynamic at all. What radio peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of American democracy. Right now. President Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming Biden administration access to keep documents funding an information they need to ensure a safe and smooth transition. Now the formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the Presidential transition act just over 50 years ago. Him. Things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until 2000 President George Florida's certification of George Bush is the winner. It's not up for me to accept or reject. There's a legal process here, you know, let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon and we'll be ready for the transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill Clinton Cabinet meeting December 12 35 days after the election that George W. Bush was officially declared the winner. That gave then President elect Bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration. Course. Nine months later, the September 11th terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and relatively new president off guard. When the 9 11 Commission report came out in 2004, it pointed to this truncated transition. Is a weakness and recommended a more formalized process. Catherine Don Tempus is it senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. She's also the senior research director at the White House Transition Project. So laws were passed in the 2000. There's been sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kind of they keep refining it and keep refining it. But what they did primarily is that they enabled the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formally nominated. So that meant that once Biden was the Democratic nominee, he was he was provided with office space. Some funding for salaries. And the ability to start planning ahead. Talk to us a little bit about how worried you are or how worried we should be as Americans about this, As you pointed out, the attacks on 9 11 happened. No, not that long after President Bush took office. If something happens January or February of this coming year, would the Biden Administration be potentially unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. We'll let me back up just a bit to point out that there are basically two important phases of the transition. The first I pointed out was after the the nominee. Has been formally nominated by the party and they receive some resource is the next big transfer resource is comes after the head of the G s A has ascertained the next President, United States and they use that Burbage ascertain that bird. I'm not really sure why, but And that's the point at which The president, the incoming president can start to have access to classified material. They can start to be part of the president's daily brief with which is the tells them all of the national security issues. It enables the Biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals, civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now is they are preventing the Biden from moving to the next phase, and what I would argue is the most important phase of the transition. It's critically important that the Biden staff members be able to go to the Department of Justice, for instance, and to be able to interview the FBI director, the head of the Criminal Division, the head of the National Security Division. Try to get a sense of sense of what's the lay of the land where the priorities what the crises that might be boiling over by the time we get here, and that's what they're being denied. So I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The inability to advance to this next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crisis. I don't know that, but We want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as we're basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason, and we're inhibiting our ability. To be in the best possible situation. We can be on January 20th, and there's no reason for that. We have the resources. We have the capacity. So why? So let's talk about the why. And the who? So Emily Murphy is a name that most of us Probably weren't familiar with until now. She is a person who is at the head of the G s A. Can you talk a little bit about How her role what her role is and how much leeway she has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow The Biden team to start integrating with the outgoing Trump administration. So Emily Murphy is the administrator of the G S. A. It's a political appointment in the GSC itself is largely responsible for all the government real estate, so they help provide office space and oversee office space. Um, you know, and in most situations you would never even hear of the G s a in this particular case because all the transition funding the legislation housed it in the G s a She has the capacity to release the funding in the resource is to the party nominees and then eventually to the president elect by law. She is the one that has to ascertain the election, so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands? I mean, she is appointed by President Trump. She must be a Republican who has some Loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably from Mark Meadows, probably the chief of staff who is weighing on her. So what happens? The electors meet in mid December, and they certify the results of this election. Is that the time in which you could argue that There just is no formal or legal option for the president to continue to It's sort of obstructed this process. Right? I think the meeting of the electoral college and the electors casting their ballots. And if if the numbers show that you know Biden exceeds 2 70 as he as they appear to now it strikes me that there is she has no justification. To deny the Biden campaign or president elect by and hit the resource is, however. This is a norm, shattering president and we've never had a president who has not conceded. He's lost the election. So normally, I would say yes. You know, that is clearly a decisive moment in American history when the electors cast their vote, And if Biden exceeds 2 70. He is the president. At the same time. I honestly don't know what to expect in this administration. It's very hard to predict many of his political appointees have been loyal to the core. You use the word norm shit or term norm shattering, and I'm wondering how close we are to instead of norm, shattering. Actual democracy damaging, I mean, really, fundamentally undermining the integrity. Of our government and the things on which it is built. I would contend that President Trump along with many senators, who are Denying the facts of the election results and are upholding sort of Trump's Baseless claims of fraud and stealing the election that they are undermining the very tenants of American democracy. In order to have a healthy democracy, the citizenry has to believe in the institutions. They have to believe that the elections that they voted are free and fair. And by actively perpetuating this notion that there has been fraud and some sort of stealing of votes. You are undermining the important tenets of American democracy. And that has long term implications and we are already at important and I would say high level of turmoil in this country. Pandemic has wrecked havoc on the account economy. Various incidents across the country have heightened racial tensions in this country. This is not a moment where we then need to undermine yet another important aspect of American democracy. How
Should we support the individual mandate?
"Today we're going to be talking about the individual mandate, which is a very wonky policy term for the the requirement that you buy health care, which was included in the Affordable Care Act Now to me like the individual mandate is one of the most bizarre and like fascinating Windows onto American politics, which one that will explain like the strangeness and bizarreness of it. But it's also like timely because of two big things like there's basically two major events happening in politics right now, right? There's Supreme Court nomination the Supreme Court could potentially be tipped way to the right and then we have this you may have heard. We have an election coming up like news news alert. There's an election coming up and the many ties into both of these things. Cuz a lot of people are wondering will this new conservative Court overturn the Affordable Care Act and it turns out the individual mandate is like at the center of that legal wage. And then there's also the issue of what happens if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency, what are they going to do? Because essentially the Mandate was eliminated off or they pulled the teeth out of it a couple of years ago when they're still Republican Congress and you know are Democrats going to reinstate it. What's going to happen either a good or a bad thing. Let's get into it. That's what I introduce Our Guest sure. So we're welcoming to the podcast today. You can camp our old friend Egan who is the health care policy Advocate at public citizen. Happy Halloween again. Hey, thanks so much for having you guys. Can we get you a better like sexier tighter than helpful? Yeah, maybe Health Care policy Champion something like an upgrade. We're going to work on that. Yeah, exactly. So my first question on this episode about the individual mandate is what the hell is a name. No, mandate and specifically how is it different from a text? Yeah. So an individual mandate at its most basic is the idea that you have to have health insurance. And if you don't have health insurance, there's some sort of penalty and so it's it's different from attacks in that. It's it's what you would end up paying if you didn't actually get health insurance. So if you have a health insurance, you know your page whatever your health insurance is, but if you don't have any health insurance, then it's whatever the taxes which is generally going to be less than the cost of your health insurance. But it means you're also not getting anything and you don't actually have health insurance coverage off. Yeah Best of Both Worlds really is being uninsured and then being fine on top of it. So a lot of people who have been, you know, following this at all, the Affordable Care Act may know that at this moment back in general the Republican party is opposed to the individual mandate considers it this tax this requirement to buy insurance is like an infringement on our personal Liberties and in general the Democratic party has wage. In favor of it saying it's you know, what makes the Affordable Care Act work. It's personal responsibility out of data, but it was not always so is the can you give us a little wage of like where did this idea come from? How long has it been kicking around for? Yeah. So an individual mandate is is sort of a conservative way of getting people health care. I mean as you know, we're on the way better care for all health care. Now, that's a much more sort of progressive guarantees access to health care for folks. Whereas just an individual mandate really the idea. There is that you want people to have health insurance and insurers are scared that if folks wait until they're sick and then just buy coverage. That means that they're only going to get the insurers are only going to make money while people are sick, which means they're actually going to have to pay out more and so they want them to be paying all those premiums ahead of time so that they're making their their their profits as they go we would hate for insurers not to make enough profit off. Yeah. Yeah, I mean that's it's something that appeals has appealed to Republicans and Democrats over the years and the health insurance industry gives pretty pretty heavy handily to them both. And so it's not it's not surprising that both parties at different times would would be in favor of it. Yeah, so we're from Massachusetts Ground Zero for ObamaCare actually, as you may know the first real life iteration of Obamacare was of course the Massachusetts Health reform, which was passed on a sort of a bipartisan basis under a republican Governor Mitt Romney who pioneered the idea under what is sort of a Democratic Leadership. If you're familiar with Massachusetts state politics, you know that it's just Democrat has used lightly hear President Bush, of course also expressed really strong support for the idea of a mandate a coupled with the marketplace. So if you think about the ACA as being the three legs two of those legs and Marketplace for health care, and then the idea of the Mandate are like major conservative ideas right there and then you know Obama, you know running for the Democratic primary to be John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. He probably thought he needed to be at least a little bit to the left of the Republican Governor, you know, Romney's Health Care policy although both Clinton and Edwards. Endorse the individual mandate in the primary. So they're apparently cool with running on the Republican policy. I guess the question is how did the Democratic solution you know, we have two of the three major candidates in the 2008 primary running on a republican Health reform. Like how did that Democratic solution become like a personal responsibility? Yeah. It's a great question and it's one that sort of speaks to some of the challenges that I think we're going to face under a potential Biden Administration the idea that if you ought to have sort of a National Health Care system that medicare-for-all that's much easier for folks to sort of get their heads around but if you have right now our system is sort of based on various fragments. There's your basic Private health care. There's Medicare for seniors. There's Medicaid for low-income folks. And so this it felt it seemed like Democrats were less afraid of sort of tinkering with it. System trying to make some way of expanding coverage. They were more afraid of sort of taking on, you know insurers and hospitals directly. And so they figured the the easiest way out was to sort of take personal responsibility option try to attack on a new private insurance system and hope that it ended up covering people as we saw there were some coverage games but the gaps in the system that made way too many people still falling through
"Welcome to cats Miss and Mysteries. I'm kept crumb today real Ruckus Ray. I know you were watching the quote debate intensely. What was your takeaway? Well kid, there were a lot of subtleties and that's what real Ruckus it's all about separating the chaff from the wheat, but the obvious messages will be rehashed over and over the fowl obvious things that were said by Mister Trump and mr. Biden you can catch on your podcast and mass media and and wherever you take in your news, but what I'm going to do is I'm gonna forget about my fact-checkers and forget about my constitutional historical professors and I'm going to talk about one key message. Okay, r a little trepidation. What would that message be that message is vote and I'm going to cover a lot of interesting territory on this kit. All right. We'll take it away Ray. Okay with all and I've just said talking to mr. Crum and the back of your head. The question comes out. Why vote now, this was something that was it was his life on by both the president and the vice president. Mr. Trump and mr. Biden. So I I asked a question. Why vote most of us walk around in a naively Elevate wage state of impunity. No one is going to forcibly tell us what to do or limit where we can go. Nobody is going to kick down our door or drain our bank account. But this moment in time there is a raised awareness of civil rights now hang in with me on this because I'm bringing it all to him ahead to a point. This might be illustrated by peaceful protest wage. The civil rights that is these folks would declare their First Amendment right of freedom of speech now, if you're pro-nra, then you might cite the Second Amendment of the Constitution the right page. To bear arms these and many other protections come from a piece of paper the Constitution and yet if not enforce the Constitution becomes meaningless Le meaningless still may I ask you to question? Why vote if we allow the provisions of the Constitution to be ignored just once and only a single part because we agree with the ideology and other people in charge at any given moment in time, then you might as well start a racing aspects of the Constitution that you and they don't agree with thus rendering our constitutional democracy damaged again, I ask why vote a damaged and ignored Constitution like a bad case of poison oak may seem superficial at first but not burn that poison oak and inhale the smoke what was once superficial is now internal and damaging your lungs the problem, is that a damaged Constitution like damaged lungs Mekong. Around for a long time without a quick fix the question why vote now evolves into who do you vote for? Who do I put in a position of power? Well Article 2 of The Constitution is impossibly vague about the president's Powers. But if we were to look back over the past one hundred years there would be no denying an increase in what are called executive powers powers that bypass Congress you would see that presidents during that hundred year. Ruled by executive power rather than by Consulting with off and getting approval by the Constitution as a constitution says and with these executive powers, they direct a massive administrative state with jurisdiction over everything from Environmental Policy to regulation of the airwaves throughout the last hundred years presidents of waged undeclared war without Congressional confirmation. This would include Harry Truman in North birth. Korea President Richard Nixon and Cambodian President Bill Clinton in Bosnia Franklin Roosevelt imprisoned over 100,000 Americans during World War II numerous presidential called in federal troops to suppress working-class inserections, which ended in American death recently President George W bush secretly authorized spying on Americans inside the United States without any review from the courts these unregulated Powers accrue overtime and remain as a part of the Office of the President Bush is why it's important to not just vote but to examine who you are voting for and perhaps asking how will they address these unopposed Powers executive powers off then a constitution and political scholars believe there is a very real chance of our democracy failing In Our Lifetime with tyranny taking his place. That means somebody could kick in your wage. Or somebody could drain your bank account. Someone could tell you when and where you can go the fourth President of the United States. I was James Madison said factions formed public opinion spreads quickly particularly on issues that evoke ideology and passion people become polarized and look for opinions that mirror existing beliefs and isn't that where we are now as a country as people forming ideology based on passion and political opinions that mirror existing beliefs, so I say vote and vote carefully because a person you put in power maybe the first nail in the coffin of our constitutional democracy think about it off and remember question conventional wisdom, and don't believe everything you think.
In Syria's trouble: An Embattled Despot Digs In
"It's approaching ten years since the civil war in Syria began the signs of battle are all around. And this in the middle of a residential area which both sides agreed they'd stay out of. With help from Iran and Russia, and by bombing and gassing his own people wash our Assad the country's dictator have all but one. But Mr Hope of rebuilding the country's devastated economy are far from being realized. The currency is collapsing. America is continuing its sanctions. A financial crisis in neighboring Lebanon is adding to the pain. And covid nineteen it hitting the country hard. While support for Mr Assad both abroad, and within his own ranks is weakening. It seems unlikely that his grip on power will be loosened. The humanitarian situation in Syria has never been was and economic desperation is gripping the country Nicholas Pelham is our Middle East correspondent. You're hearing tells women who are having to. Boil weeds. Children can eat manna scrambling over each other to get bakeries. Their queue snaking across cities for fuel is begins to run out the currency has collapsed. It indeed is Kinda. So worthless now that people are using the notes to roll cigarettes, it's a really grim situation either. I mean, we've talked about the misery in Syria several times before his is all of this, still the ringing down of of the civil war, it's absolutely the case although the has subsided, the regime has not been able to reap the fruits of that military victory. It was really hoping that this was going to be it's Year of recovery and that just hasn't happened in it that it was gonna be able to. Take the last stronghold of rebel control in the north but instead the come Tux consolidated the hold in the north and the Kurds with American support of building up a variety in the northeast on top of that you've had the Lebanese banking crisis. Was the place which Syria used for banking the banks of very choppy limited withdrawals. People can't get Dulles out the kind of value of Lebanese pants has. that. Sort of knock on effect in Syria that you've had American sanctions which have been tightening. There was a new raft of sanctions this summer on top of that, you've got covid nineteen, which is also exacerbating the pain. How? So how has the the pandemic played out in Syria. Officially, the figures were about less than two hundred deaths from covid. Nobody really believes these figures doctors are being ordered to report new near as case of death even when it's clear that it's covid nineteen, the government doesn't have the means to provide basic protection. The population has been to brutalized by the water really much more about taking further precautions. Even if they have the means, their reports of anything up to sixty percent of businesses closing down in Damascus, you're having other independent surveys research that anything to. Forty percent of the population. There may have had the virus and the kind of figures out maybe eighty times what officials are estimating the hospitals can't cope. You need to have kind of great connections to be able to get into hospitals. Say doctors a resorted to going around the streets with extreme canisters, offering of dose of oxygen to victims, and they're saying that they're inundated covert is making already dust situation far far worse and the Syrian conflict has always been one with a lot of international players I mean what about the international allies that the regime would have turned to? The regime still does have friends abroad but who still remain either. Come to the regime's aid or they weren't by Russia and Iran who regimes patrons of facing American sanctions that's limited for instance, Iran's ability to get fuel to Syria, which is one of the contributing factors behind the fuel shortage. The Syrians Gripe that the Russians could be doing an awful lot more than they are in the past they have helped supply wheat. They're continuous complaints for instance of the Russians on providing fuel to anything other than. Military. So there's a sense of the kind of the Russians could be doing more but they. Almost relish opportunity to let the regime squirmed the the weaker it becomes more dependent becomes more Moscow hopes that it might be in a position to dictate terms and all all it seems that the regime is being evermore squeezed from that. So where does that leave Mr? Then what will he do? What can he do? In many ways, his resume has proved remarkably resilient. It still functions as state is security forces still able to suppress the population and keep them in check. You've had a few protests, but there's a quickly snuffed out and his regime in many ways, it's becoming more predators used to prey on the rebels rose up against it at preyed on its opposition, and now it's preying on its own supporters. There are checkpoints across regime areas way if you want to bring trucks across, you're GonNa have a letter with you might have to pay bribes, generals and warlords attending evermore into tax farms, raising taxes for the regime and taking account. So it's kind of regime which is struggling to retain his patronage system struggling to retain its control over the economy and doing that by praying evermore on its own population. Will you say the regime is resilient I mean can continue to be on with with all of these headwinds. Do you think? Certainly. You can find businessman in Damascus today who feel that the regime is kind of more under pressure than they can remember and they really questioned whether the regime can survive. That said kind of consensus seems to be that this is a regime that will continue to fight for its own survival. No matter what. Really have nowhere else to turn matter how disgruntled they are nobody else? Is GonNa pay what salaries they get. They don't trust any post regime since they think they're going to. The victims of that and the regime itself looks as if it's happening to continue in perpetuity, you've got presidential election scheduled for December of next year will give President Bush said another seven years together with his wife Asma. They look if that grooming there eighteen year old son Hafiz takeover sometime in the future say I mean this is a regime which is going to continue to fight for survival no matter what the cost for its own population.
"I'm Welcome to cats Miss and Mysteries. I'm kept crumb today real Ruckus Ray. I know you were watching the quote debate intensely. What was your takeaway? Well kid, there were a lot of subtleties and that's what real Ruckus it's all about separating the chaff from the wheat, but the obvious messages will be rehashed over and over the fowl obvious things that were said by Mister Trump and mr. Biden you can catch on your podcast and mass media and and wherever you take in your news, but what I'm going to do is I'm gonna forget about my fact-checkers and forget about my constitutional historical professors and I'm going to talk about one key message. Okay, r a little trepidation. What would that message be that message is vote and I'm going to cover a lot of interesting territory on this kit. All right. We'll take it away Ray. Okay with all and I've just said talking to mr. Crum and the back of your head. The question comes out. Why vote now, this was something that was it was his life on by both the president and the vice president. Mr. Trump and mr. Biden. So I I asked a question. Why vote most of us walk around in a naively Elevate wage state of impunity. No one is going to forcibly tell us what to do or limit where we can go. Nobody is going to kick down our door or drain our bank account. But this moment in time there is a raised awareness of civil rights now hang in with me on this because I'm bringing it all to him ahead to a point. This might be illustrated by peaceful protest wage. The civil rights that is these folks would declare their First Amendment right of freedom of speech now, if you're pro-nra, then you might cite the Second Amendment of the Constitution the right page. To bear arms these and many other protections come from a piece of paper the Constitution and yet if not enforce the Constitution becomes meaningless Le meaningless still may I ask you to question? Why vote if we allow the provisions of the Constitution to be ignored just once and only a single part because we agree with the ideology and other people in charge at any given moment in time, then you might as well start a racing aspects of the Constitution that you and they don't agree with thus rendering our constitutional democracy damaged again, I ask why vote a damaged and ignored Constitution like a bad case of poison oak may seem superficial at first but not burn that poison oak and inhale the smoke what was once superficial is now internal and damaging your lungs the problem, is that a damaged Constitution like damaged lungs Mekong. Around for a long time without a quick fix the question why vote now evolves into who do you vote for? Who do I put in a position of power? Well Article 2 of The Constitution is impossibly vague about the president's Powers. But if we were to look back over the past one hundred years there would be no denying an increase in what are called executive powers powers that bypass Congress you would see that presidents during that hundred year. Ruled by executive power rather than by Consulting with off and getting approval by the Constitution as a constitution says and with these executive powers, they direct a massive administrative state with jurisdiction over everything from Environmental Policy to regulation of the airwaves throughout the last hundred years presidents of waged undeclared war without Congressional confirmation. This would include Harry Truman in North birth. Korea President Richard Nixon and Cambodian President Bill Clinton in Bosnia Franklin Roosevelt imprisoned over 100,000 Americans during World War II numerous presidential called in federal troops to suppress working-class inserections, which ended in American death recently President George W bush secretly authorized spying on Americans inside the United States without any review from the courts these unregulated Powers accrue overtime and remain as a part of the Office of the President Bush is why it's important to not just vote but to examine who you are voting for and perhaps asking how will they address these unopposed Powers executive powers off then a constitution and political scholars believe there is a very real chance of our democracy failing In Our Lifetime with tyranny taking his place. That means somebody could kick in your wage. Or somebody could drain your bank account. Someone could tell you when and where you can go the fourth President of the United States. I was James Madison said factions formed public opinion spreads quickly particularly on issues that evoke ideology and passion people become polarized and look for opinions that mirror existing beliefs and isn't that where we are now as a country as people forming ideology based on passion and political opinions that mirror existing beliefs, so I say vote and vote carefully because a person you put in power maybe the first nail in the coffin of our constitutional democracy think about it off and remember question conventional wisdom, and don't believe everything you think. Well, this is
Managing director of the Cyber Readiness Institute, Kiersten Todt
"Of the things that was both exhilarating and created some awareness for me was the power of people to make change at the state level, and you know when I came to work in the federal government I think would always struck me as well particularly when I was working on the hill was that again, it was the choices and the decisions of individuals that have impact. I went up to the hill to work for Senator Lieberman as his economic policy adviser at the time. And the Governmental Affairs Committee you know at the time was truthfully one of the more boring committees did post office namings. Some appointments of positions that you're not really familiar with and it was this very interesting point of gut where. On the on paper, it didn't look interesting to me and I had actually just been offered a job in the private sector on urban development which I love. But something in my gut said to take it in my first assignment for him was to do a hearing on critical infrastructure protection that was scheduled for September twelfth two thousand one. So nine eleven happened on that Tuesday and we got on the phone Senator Lieberman, his staff director and a couple of working on the hearing and he said I want to go through with it, and so we were the only hearing on the hill on. September twelfth. It was very different hearing because we were supposed to have witnesses flying in and we just had two witnesses who could get to the get to the capital and in that hearing Senator Lieberman time to us and said, we need to look at having a Department of Homeland Security which does not sound as foreign now as it certainly did then no one was even using the word homeland long before the TV series long before anybody was looking at it. and. So I ended up working on the legislation to create de Adjusts from September to November vote to right up until President Bush came out with a counter to the D. adjust proposal in June of two, and then I began working with them and collaborating on that legislation and worked on drafting these cybersecurity infrastructure protection bioterror are indeed directorates for Diaz So. Working on that legislation I became involved in Cyber Security and risk management. And our emergency preparedness I moved out to California and worked with the governor's office on that, and then began getting involved in cybersecurity has the intersection with physical security. So as I was looking at risk management and emergency, management, and homeland. Security, from a physical side that quickly merged in over a couple of years with the inextricable link between Cyber Security and physical. Security. From there I started my own company looking at cyber risk management and was brought into work on the nist cybersecurity framework, and then in two thousand sixteen was asked by President Obama to run his commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and following that work several of the Commissioners and myself launched a nonprofit called Cyber Readiness Institute the Mission of which is to convene senior leaders of global companies to provide free tools and resources for small businesses, and so that is what is currently taking my day to day as being able to provide tools to small businesses and cyber security recognizing that there are components in critical components of global value chains and we have to do more to help them. Unless I think what's important to remember about Cyber Security Policy in where these issues are, is that the two critical elements to them are about problem solving and building solutions, and what that means is that's a pretty interdisciplinary field and so what I would encourage individuals who are interested in the space to look at for themselves is recognized that there are a lot of skill sets and capabilities that are relevant to Cybersecurity, and historically we haven't done a great job of attracting the diversity of skill set. We tend to think it's about science and technology and engineering, but sociology psychology history politics. All of these aptitudes are really critical to cybersecurity and so being honest with yourself about what you. Are and then being able to feature them and position them as opportunities for building out. Innovation in this space. I would always encourage everybody to any individual to to go after what you really WanNa do. Don't waste time going after what you think you can get because you're worried about rejection or not being able to achieve it. I think what I have learned I'm I'm a big fan of cold calling. I'm not sure that it still is a an effective tool, but I've gotten some of the most interesting jobs by picking up the phone and cold calling as long as you can handle the word. No. It's always worth going after what you want because I think that in and of itself creates enthusiasm and interest in energy in yourself and to figure out what makes sense and I think sometimes as as humans, we tend to self select ourselves out of opportunities but I would encourage everyone to any person to really go after what they're most interested in at a minimum talk to the people who have the roles that you. Have to achieve.
Interview With Commander Kirk Lippold
"Welcome back. This is two of my interview with Kamenda Cook Leopold retired us. Commend. Commanding Officer of the US ask coal. When When it came under a suicide terror attack. by Al Qaeda back in the port of Yemen and. This was a In many ways the event that foreshadowed to nine eleven we import one we were talking about what happened back in that time we've been talking about leadership and politically how latest. Military has become. Driven by politics I want to expand further into this conversation I'm really grateful. Commend Leopold is with us here because. We are in a very different time as we're having this conversation as recording compensation were in the midst of a pandemic in two, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty however. There is more going on here and I want to dive into the political understandings of what's going on because. Politics, is a very interesting thing when it comes to the military because. The military is famously neutral. One about how serving your commander in chief to protect the country. CETERA. But for the first time, I've been studying politics. And actually American politics for since I was ten years old. and. Fla. First Time I can remember you now getting military leaders coming out and speaking. So yet retired Admiral William mcraven new came out and criticize trump about what was happening with the Kurds you've got general mathis who served under trump coming out and talking about trump and doing militarily, and now you've got trump talking about this the bounty that Russia's put out on American soldiers and saying it's a hoax. First of all, I want to ask you what is your thought on military leaders. Millet certainly retired ones but coming out and actually doing what they've never been I don't remember ever doing before and saying this is out of order. What's your thoughts on? Why I think you're you're crossing the line and I think part of that was driven by decision. The United States made post Vietnam where we chose to no longer have a draft where we would select people to serve in the military for a defined period of time but instead went to the all volunteer force and the way I have always approached it is. When you choose to serve and you'd like, I've mentioned in in part one was you choose that life of consequence in the service to your nation Yes enduring your period of service there may come decisions. That are going to be political in nature and let's face it. You can have the military giving you orders but who ultimately gives that direction? It are political appointees. And if you as a military officer spun to mentally disagree with the direction of those orders being given by your political masters because that's how our nation is designed in, you really get to choices in life. Put Up and shut up or get out. and. At some point in time serving in the military is not supposed to be a job for life. You hang up your Spurs. If you stayed long enough, you'll get a retirement check every single mom and then guess what go find work that contributes positively to the future of our nation, and that's I've tried to do is to give back to teach people those leadership skills. That we need out in the business world, I mean when eighty percent of the retired admirals generals go to work for the defense industry they're not sharing that expertise that they could be sharing with business in the civilian community to make even better and make sure that we understand as Americans how the military works and how we think wire we are the respected institution that we are. I think it's very disappointing when you got a lot of these military officers who choose to speak out against the president of the United States because. If you're going to have a military where they've enjoyed all the benefits including the political benefits of being senior in rank like that, and then they want to use that positional authority still wearing their stars on their callers or on their sleeve to somehow now feel that they are entitled to speak out about the commander in chief. That's fine. If you want to take on the policies, that's one thing when. You attack the individual I don't care what president it is whether it's President Bush. President Obama President Trump Benue are crossing a line at that point that even though you may have come from the civilian ranks served in the military in your civilian again if you want to maintain that professional ethos exemplified by General Marshal. Way Back in post World War Two. Then guess what challenged the policies don't challenge the people.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at 95.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at
"president bush" Discussed on Freakonomics
"That in modern politics the parties are more powerful than the president and Donald Trump has gotten very little done <hes> he's achieved no compromise and his signature. <unk> success got zero Democratic votes and the game hasn't changed so far trump is just the third in a row president that may have said that he was going to do things differently and and cut across lines and all that kind of stuff but frankly he didn't Obama didn't and President Bush didn't even though President Obama and President Bush campaigned on bipartisanship and bringing people together they failed so I think that those those recent case studies I think are sobering. We should know that some political scientists argue that gale and porter's offers analysis party power as it backwards these scholars say our political system is in bad shape because the parties have gotten weaker over time they argue that stronger parties could help beat back special interests and produce more compromise and moderation adoration Muslim interesting evidence for this parties are weak argument think back to the two thousand sixteen presidential election. You had one National Party the Democrats the tried as hard as it could to the point of cheating essentially to pre select its candidate Hillary Clinton who then lost and you had the other National Party the Republicans try as hard as it could to keep a certain candidate off the ballot but they failed and he won..
"president bush" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The biggest problem that we? Yes, I agree. They should all be gone. The biggest problem that we face though, is social security Medicare and interest on the debt that's really interest on the debt is going to be we're going to get back to what remember the interest rates are so low compared to what they've been for the vast majority of of the the from the birth to our country right now interest rates have probably been what two three times as high on average. And if that happened today, it would just eat up so much of the budget, which then again, they would just continue to pay the interest with putting out more debt. And that's that's the thing social security Medicare, and that's why remember when for all the criticism of President Bush was President Bush who came up with an idea for social security and said, let's have a bye, let's let's have a private, you know, let's let's come with the private option that you can do it. He laid it out the Democrats laughed and said, we're not gonna do anything. Well, here we are. Now what we're we're closing in on. This would be sixteen. Fifteen sixteen years afterwards Medicare supposed to run out of money. What? The next ten years social security the next fifteen. Now, it's not gonna run out money. Why because we're just going to start taxing people. More future generations are going to have to pay for it. We don't have the birth rate anymore. What did it start out an eight to one ratio? What is it? Now, two and a half to one pain for for who's collecting. It's not sustainable. I bring this up all the time to people about friends of mine who just go. Well, they'll find some way to do it. Well, yeah, they will. But somebody has to pay for it and taxes will go up and the rich can't do it. The middle class will get hit big time. Eight six six ninety redeye.
"president bush" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Me to impeach President Bush, the Iraq War, I didn't believe in it. Divides the country unless there's some conclusive evidence that takes us to that place. Said impeachment is only justifiable when there's something so compelling and overwhelmingly bipartisan America's Democrats will descend on Milwaukee next year to nominate a candidate for the next presidential election. Monday's announcement Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez said the countdown had started four hundred ninety days, and we will have a discussion about how to retake our democracy. Milwaukee beat out Houston and Miami for the twenty twenty democratic convention Peres says mid western values will be a central message in an effort to show, Donald Trump, and his Republican party are an exception. Not the direction. Of our country in two thousand sixteen President Trump one Wisconsin by less than one percent over Hillary Clinton collecting, all of the states ten electoral votes. Grenell? Scott, Fox News. Former sergeant with the Saratoga county sheriff's office is headed to prison for seven years for possessing child pornography. Peter farnum of Clifton park was convicted in June of last year. Prosecutors say he had more than a thousand images and video files on his family. Computer, public information session set for tonight about the replacement of a bridge in Gelderland the old state road bridge over the through ways expected to be closed for repairs for about seven months beginning in the spring of twenty twenty by fifty three hundred vehicles crossed the bridge daily. This shows will talk about detour routes and the impact on school bus routes. Emergency response town highway maintenance, G Y morning, news time is five. Oh, four next update at five thirty. I'm Reid shepherd this morning with Gordon Deal in three minutes on eight hundred one three one WG y Cadillac. Regions. Breaking news, traffic and weather station. Our twenty.
"president bush" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"President Bush was eighty five when he was there at that event in two thousand nine he was married by the way for. Seventy four years. That's that's kind of a wonderful thing. The there's so much about this that people get wrong, and one of the things that I was beginning to talk about it is again, you you hear a lot of people in mainstream media who are trying to emphasize well Bush was so classy, and he got along with everybody and Trump is so different. Except first of all the media didn't cover him like that media were incredibly harsh on President Bush when he was president because he was Republican and a conservative, and I remember, and this is the one thing I was thinking about with the Jim Kosta nonsense the White House, and yes, I do think Jim Acosta was way over the top and completely responsible. But you know, what Dan rather was worse than that with President Bush when he was vice president of the United States, and he was running for president in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight actually in eighty seven he came on a special whereas on for about fifteen minutes with Dan rather? And I've never seen an assault on a public figure a presidential candidate or vice president like Dan rather did to him. And remember that afterward a Bush got the better of it. It helped him win the nomination because he stood up to rather so affectively. But I remember you said he was tension city in there. And I thought that was a memorable way. Of expressing it. It's. It was a remarkable thing. And it was remarkable to see it. And it does my heart. Good to hear President Trump handling this as well as he has handled it at the g twenty summit, Wayne as IRA's he made this statement about his predecessor, the forty first president of the United States. This is the president of the United States. We extended. Here's a very fine, man. I met him on numerous occasions. Philly loves his family one thing that game through lower very proud of his family..
"president bush" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Time on the rails. And in the air had he known or had the ability of that locomotive in the past that president on his final ride. Today's you've heard Bradford reporting following it for ABC. Correspondent Jim Ryan who joins us live this afternoon from spring, Texas, which is north of Houston, but still a good chunk of Texas away from college station. It's southeast of college stations. A matter of fact and Jim's been following the procession and talking to people along the way, Jim Ryan good to talk to you. What can you tell us about the final riot of President Bush? Yes. Talents are coming out. I talked with folks here in spring. This was the origination. Point of this long trip up to college station. It's about seventy miles up to. The presidential library there. But the triple take about two and a half hours is it makes a relatively slow all through all communities against small community said even large part just shut down. So that people could come out stand alongside the railroad tracks Burlington hands and a lot of these communities and watch the train s say goodbye to the forty first president of the United States fall. Order people telling you about why they're there why are there along the route? I think part of it is just the curiosity part of it is is a sense of history, you'll see very much like. A once in a lifetime event. It's almost a community picnic when when this is happening and people are taking pictures and chatting with their neighbors about about life in this community in about the president. Of course, by George Hw portion what he meant to them. So I think there are lots of reasons that people come forward, I curious it's at this on usual and magnificent train going by and again, it's one of a kind of Argo. You know, you've seen the train and you've seen the locomotive. I've only seen still photographs of it so far, but it's got to be impressive. When it rolled through your community. Well, it is binding with train engines anyway, but it's really something. The the usual yellow and red of Union Pacific has been replaced on his trainer was way back in two thousand five transportation exhibit at the Bush library called for this. And so they repainted the there engine blue white and gold batch including including using the same formulation of page to match Air Force One. They re numbered at forty one forty one President Bush actually got to drive it for a couple of miles back in two thousand five when it was inaugurated. So the to a personal connection to it as well. My understanding is the train six car that that carries the casket of President Bush, and it's converted baggage car, but it's got what transparent side so so mourners along the tracks can see inside. ESO at least a window a large window, maybe eight five four plexiglass window on either side. So that you can see the casket the flag draped casket inside. There are passenger cars. It's a really Daljit retro piece of rolling stock. These passenger cars that you would see back in the fifties and sixties maybe early seventies before passenger rail service of as we do it back then. But it's quite a sight that even the, you know, the the cars that are for the back of the train are there people riding long in the train. And who might they be some family members? Are there? I recognized a couple of media photographers riding along. Some staff numbers as well. So I suspect there may be some museum personnel there as well. From the Bush museum where the which is the final destination. Paul now that procession goes on to college station, Texas am university. That's where the Bush presidential library is. And that's where he'll be buried is that correct? Yes. There is a family plot right there at the site of the museum behind the building the the presidential library. Mrs Bush, Barbara is buried there. She was interred there in April and their daughter. Also three year old Robin died in nineteen fifty three. She was reburied on that site. This is where a husband wife and daughter will be interred after today. Texans. Comprise in my opinion, one of those special clubs that none of the rest of us can get into like congress major league baseball, you're Texan or not this president was not a native Texan, but he has been embraced by Texans. Yeah. Absolutely described it as yeah, he's going to go down as a Texan with an asterisk behind his name or that he has dual citizenship here and the end doing I mean, he spent his summers in Kenneth one. But I think it says something about the man that he who wrote his own funeral plans as presidents do decided that the funeral would be in Texas. It would be in Houston. He decided to live here. He made the decision. We're told by James Baker and friends that he made the decision to die here. And he made the decision to be very here. I don't know about how much more than you can get all that Paul. Yeah. Absolutely. And to be buried with other members of his family. I'm sure is important to the to the Bush family as a whole. Yeah. I mean, it's a it's a really poignant moment and to see the train going by and to see hundreds of people in small towns and communities watching in awe as the thing passes by them. And they see the flag draped casket of their forty first president. It's a touching moment. It's a it's a poignant within time. And would you say the mood of those along the way is respect of? How would you describe it? Well, I it's almost like a picnic again, though, the weather here's and so nice today for Texas. It's a relatively cool sixty three degrees, but it's been cloudy and drizzly and people have had their umbrellas out. But it's still has almost a feel of a community picnic of people coming together. And they've got flags enhance little flags big flags and people just showing their support for someone who was their president. But so many of them felt that they knew he had that kind of personality that made you feel as though you knew the guy that you want to sit down and drink with and the guy who wondered out loud, he he he told his wife at one point if I laid in state after my passing, and and there was a funeral would anybody come. Boy, did they. Last night at the as the president lay in repose at the Luther the episcopal church where the funeral was held today. Twelve thousand people walk past the casket during the overnight visitation our from twelve hours from six pm until six this morning twelve thousand people altogether. Wow, ABC's Jim Ryan speaking to us live from spring, Texas this afternoon, Jim. Thank you very much. We appreciate it. Thank you, Paul C. H funeral train in US history. The first since Dwight D Eisenhower's body traveled from the National Cathedral through seven states to his Kansas hometown Abilene forty nine years ago. Abraham Lincoln's funeral train was the first back in eighteen sixty five Robert Kennedy, never president. But he was running for the White House when he was assassinated in Los Angeles and sixty eight his body later transported to New York City for a funeral mass. Then taken by private train to Washington for burial at Arlington Union Pacific, originally commissioned, the Bush locomotive for the opening of an exhibit at his presidential library. It's one of the few times the company has painted a locomotive any color than traditional yellow as Jim pointed out, President Bush wants drove the train and. And it's being put to good use on this day in December..
"president bush" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The forecast from the American standard heating weather center. A high of thirty five today tonight, mostly cloudy evening, flurries and a low of twenty four high of thirty three tomorrow and partly sunny. I'm John Herrick on the level on at ninety three WIBC and WIBC dot com. Live from the heartland and the crossroads of America. It's Tony catch today. The funeral for President Bush Bush forty one is tomorrow. And it's also. On thursday. But tomorrow National Cathedral. The entire proceedings will be broadcast right here. We will be covering the entire. You know? Right here. So don't be surprised if when the time comes you don't hear me right away. Tanya powers Fox News got to be with us a little bit. They're going to have that coverage. We are going to carry that. This is the funeral of the president. We should take the time. To listen. We should take time to. Take it in for for lack of a better word. We're going to do that. We are going to do that right here. So I say Tony cats. How are you? Tony cats today. Eight.
"president bush" Discussed on The View
"Chance to experience the fun Yuna one the death thumper free tickets. Tomorrow congressman Steve beliefs on the terrifying moments when a gunman almost killed him. Pro he says, the president helped him recover, and why it hasn't changed his you on gun control. Welcome back. So you just wanted to give a shout out to somebody before we go on on Friday. We're talking about kid rock, and you know, the, I don't know if you read about it seemed to be all over the place, but I wanna give shout out to the mayor of Nashville, David Briley defending my honor and my good name. Thank you, David. And speaking of folks with good names, congratulations to preempt Chopra and Nick Jonas. Got married in traditional Hindu wedding that was full of pre wedding festivities and ceremonies and dance contests. And so. So that was some wedding man, have you combined family traditions when you got married, you know, one of our our own cat, Kim Tolman married, a Pakistani guy, and they got the pitch is so beautiful on the one hand, she was in her naturally, usual. And then she did a a Pakistani Winnie. Yeah. And look at her beautiful. Well, you know, so is mix. I mean, I don't know. We did why I grew up Mormon and my whole family. I was actually the first out of almost eighty grand kids to marry outside the Mormon faith, and there were so many emotions, I remember, our hersal dinner, we decide to serve alcohol because you know, his family's Episcopalian. And that was a represent who we were. But it was the first time we've done that in front of my Mormon family, and I remember going to the bathroom you just wanna throw up because I just had so many emotions inside you wanna respect everybody in the end, it it actually was good. Because now I've had more cousins that have some stated, you know. In the faith and some have done other things. And I think that's great. You learn from each other. Yeah. No, it's but it's hard. I will say going through at the first in your family it pulling off the tape is is it's not easy being the soldier to do. And takes a lot of courage to kind of follow your own. Yeah. Pag Jewish guy the first on the second time the first time we have a church wedding. And then we went under the hoop. So we had two ceremonies in one day. But the priest didn't know about it. I want to accept him. I've done it so often I can't remember who..
"president bush" Discussed on The View
"Two thousand dollars and make it easier to get around. But maybe not because people are relying so much on their GPS. Figure out where they are. And where the going I'm feel and many people seem to feel that we're losing sense of direction. Especially in quite to this up in the Washington Post. I mean, I think it's I think people I mean, you put it in. And then you hope for the bet. There's no guarantee that you can even read the GPS map. It's going this way. And that way used to do it mass. Map your dad Hewitt, someone or you had a cold front up the map, and you followed the line. And you learn how to do stuff. You learn how to take the time that you needed to figure out where you went this the same would phone number with the phone. How many of you remember phone numbers? If I had my mom right now. I couldn't tell you. How do we? Yeah. I don't know my mom cell phone number say still remember phone number. This might. Member. But the GPS system the ways system has destroyed my husband's brain wouldn't mean, Chris he used to be map, man. Steve he knew he read everything he now, he doesn't go to blocks without ways anymore. You know? But I think it's good for men because they never would ask for directions right now. They don't have I have I my dad taught me how to read a map. That's right. Driving? You know, as a eighteen year old we need it the Mavs. We didn't have that GPS. Now. I gotta tell you. I use my GPS everywhere. I go even though I know how to get there. But sometimes they give you good tips. Like a crash here. Gretz was lately like that. Is why ways was created to tell you where the promise it wasn't created to tell you where places were but people use ways the same way. And what tends to happen is it will take you sometimes to the wrong place or through places. You really don't want time. I, you know. And then, you know, I'm not allowed to drive for several reasons. But occasionally, I will hop in my V W, and you know, put the thing in and man, I'm jogging along and I'm like, oh, no way. Most to be in the name. It does. Our generation to leave. If I were to be left in the middle of nowhere. I have a much harder time finding safety than let's say generation stick with me. You'll be fine. Thank you. Hi listening. I can always carry if you get into that guns out. You pick up two handfuls of dust and you walk with them. And if someone gets out their car, and they come to throw the dirt it, that's. Oh, yeah. Well, you know guns don't hurt. But if you don't have one. Get some dirt and right interface. No one is looking we didn't have we didn't have cell phones or no PS. I was scared times. I remember one of Dr right? I had a bowling pin with the hat on it next to me big bowling pin to make it look like some. Yeah. I know ten taught me aided that willing my cold outside. My dad taught me how to change a tire because and do it. Now you had to call. You know, you didn't have a phone call anybody like that. But a lot of my younger girls, they don't know how to to be able to change my tires on my. But I love I love about because they just get through where they need to go. So I could change the tires. I change the oil. And now, you gotta call people for that one time I tried to change him. But the lug my lug nuts were frozen. And when that happens, it's just the rough when you have frozen does. I knew. I knew you big long. We'll be right back..
"president bush" Discussed on The View
"That's an answer. I didn't know they were giving me vice. And so my grandmother who didn't speak a lot of English. She says I tell you what to do. I said, yes, she says say baby is goal outside. Know, I had no idea with which he meant what about by Robin, Robin sick, it's called blurred line. That's this is to these than that is this long. These are two different eras song. So this so, but this I know you wanna get to that. Well, let me finish. I I know you do let me finish up with this is my favorite Christmas. I actually I. Well, I I make my husband sing this duet with me every year, and it sounds terrible. But it's like I L, which is also my favorite Chris. Did you move hit by the way? Yeah. Where does it end? Well, where does it end? Here's the thing. I and you can you know, there are lots of things that make people uncomfortable. There are things that will make uncomfortable. If you look into be uncomfortable. That's what this song is for a lot of folks. Yeah. This is not, you know, this is an era when people would chaste kiss when she says, you know, my mother would be climbing the door you none of us at that age. We're looking at our moms talking about mothers in those days. They were so please lighten up on this. When you see some like what you're about to talk about. It's quite real this. I can't buy this. Cam people are saying that it's great. This is criticism biz. Because she doesn't she says. I really can't stay in his baby come on, you know. And he says back. Yeah. What's in the drink? But it was an innocent thing at the time. Yeah. Bring it to this heiresses. But this this new song from the, you know, blur core, blurred lines and the lines. The statement the lyrics are I hate these blurred lines. I know you want it. I hate them. Blur lines on it. Thank you want. It goes. But you're a good girl. The way you grab me must been manure get nasty. Go ahead. Get at me you want it. I say I do that. I want to it. You know, we know you want. She won't take great sold lawsuit about that song with Martin gays. Well, that's more. To wet with Miley Cyrus doing that song. She was working on stage at that. Like that. So. Chris. Maybe cold outside means the snowing outside come on snuggle up. That's what they're talking about can go high. It was like a sexual song. It was about literally being out in the cold snow and wanting to come inside of your grandpa, grandma, nineteen forty nine you know, he'd cold by snugly go outside, but sunny, yes, I wanna tell you a little bit about your deal, which is coming up next later..
"president bush" Discussed on The View
"So you just one thing that I wanted to say about the passing of of President Bush was that the transition of power between Bush who became a one term president because Clinton beat him and Clinton was really beautiful to to witness. It's transition that I think a lot of other presidencies model off of it. He wrote President Clinton a letter. He said, I wish you great happiness here. Meaning at the White House. I never felt the loneliness some presidents have described. And then ultimately he said your success now is our country's success. I am rooting hard for you. And so to say mad about someone who beat him really says a lot. It means you know, that that's how we're supposed to do it in this country. About. I don't remember when you know, it became us. And that yeah, you know, I remember that, you know, people like tip O'Neill or you Jan we'd be talking to teddy Kennedy, and they would be going back and forth, but it was always for the betterment of the country. And now, I'm I'm saddened by this idea that we have to keep pointing these things out when which had that contract on America thing, and it was all about divisiveness. I believe that that was the tipping point began. Then can we click shadow though, too slowly the dog? Oh, George Bush dog. That's a nice picture. I mean, the picture explains at all, but was his life. He was and he's with him till the end, obviously. And I'm told he's going to be helping other centers that make transitions, and that's a that's an amazing thing. So. So yes today. I was in Washington DC. In a beaded sort of gown thing. Not this quite a picture. I I don't think we're allowed to put the pictures out until air the thing. But so I was asked to speak to share because she got the Kennedy Center honor yesterday along Philip glass, REBA mcentire, and oh my goodness. I see this is what happens when you brand. Guys. Linneman? Well, and there is an amazing jazzman whose name I don't wanna forget. And then I did. Okay. It'll come to me. All right or not. But it was amazing one because it was all music small musicians this time. And I don't think I've seen that before. Usually see, it's writers musicians dancers, all musicians. And it was really something. You know, a estimate the Mirka sin. Did this amazing weeding of Philip glass piece? That was just you just kind of like, yeah, I wanna be when I grow up. I just and Cindy Lauper doing. Wanna share it was extraordinarily? And so it comes on the day after Christmas, and you'll have.
"president bush" Discussed on The View
"Sweater. I love this about Kim. Good. Yeah. Happy be on. So America will spend this week. Saying goodbye to the forty first president, George H W Bush who passed away at ninety four this weekend and tributes have been pointing in from family and former presidents, and I. Know looking at him as president compared to. Yeah. The time, you know, it suddenly puts everybody in a different perspective. You know? And it reminds us in a weird kind of way sized. I got the call how you can still. Not agree with somebody, but be respectful somebody. And that's why that's the thing. I think I'd Doug the most him Roland with with Bill Clinton. You know, he seemed taking some loving kind place. Also, the man that's what I am gleaning from what they're talking about that he was loving. For his humility as presidents like in talks about it. A lot there to serve the people. He's a combat veteran. He's actually our last combat veteran to ever serve. He lied about his age to join the military navy after Pearl Harbor incredible life of service to our country to turn congressman and bass for the UN, chairman of the RMC, she United States on voi- director of the CIA and eight years as vice president, and then obviously became president himself. But his love story with Barbara Bush more than anything is what touch me they did interviews up until just I think two years ago with Jenna were there crying about their love for one another and he died eight months after her, and I just think it's a really beautiful example of a life of service and a great love this weekend. More celebration than anything else celebration of life as you said Megan of marriage of a life of service. They were married seventy three years and Jennings. Granddaughter interviewed him recently on the today show, and he said when he dies the first person he wants to see would be Barbara. She goes, I Ben his mother, and then his three year old daughter who you remember passed away of leukemia. What I love most about him is that he was he's a family. He was a family, man. And he always put his family first. So you said he was the first on voi- of China to China and actually my family lived in the same home thirty five years later that he lived in. And they still talk about him today as being humble as being funny. He was funny funny. And he was just he was real. And I've loved his relationship with the press because we talk about that a lot on this show, and they were tough on them. It's not like they were easy. George Hw precious. Been is tough on every president that's part of their job. He he has such a respect for what they did and the role that they play. So I think there's so much to learn from his life. And I hope that the next generation they may not know him the way that we do the way remember him. But I hope they learned from him. I want to say one thing about him that was not picked up really because as a candidate. He said those who think were powerless to do anything about the greenhouse effect forgetting about the White House affect and then he signed into law, the Clean Air Act admendment of nineteen ninety one of the most sweeping environmental statutes ever this president that we have now is trying to unravel everything that he did and Obama did. And if I ever become a one issue voter, it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect and we've outguessed on the president, please. I don't wanna talk about trouble. Scooper honoring set. I wanna talk about honoring. But I'm not interested in your one eight. Time. I don't care who the right way. Later Christmas controversy a radio station just banned holiday.
"president bush" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"And said, we gotta stop in Morocco because he just gotten home of the king of Morocco. And what does it mean to stop in a brief him, and he signed the Moroccans up? He was the best desk officer we ever had state. Folks, they knew all these Vic changed went over to meet the press talk with my buddy Chuck Todd about the Kiichi of George H W Bush cut number seven. Well, I think it clearly was. Partly we benefited from the Reagan built up a lot of good things that happened during the Reagan years, but we inherited that situation and the things that had been done during the Reagan years, I think contributed directly to the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union. We're getting ready to go out of business relationships that the Smith established then with. Gorbachev for example. And the way that we operated we had the military capacity. We generated significant success. In the Gulf war. At the same time that sort of backed up everything anybody ever thought about including our adversaries, right. There wasn't anybody that wanted to mess with the United States and over time, then ultimately, obviously led to the decision by the Soviets shut down their operation. What was interesting, and I saw one of these. I think it was sick. They Baker said, you know, President Bush was insistent that as the as the Soviet Union was falling as eastern Europe was falling don't poke Gorbachev exactly I can remember get.
"president bush" Discussed on WTVN
"President Bush taking on more shape. His body to be flown to Washington on the plane designated Air Force One when the president is award Air Force One landed here at Ellington air force base in Houston. They actually had some rehearsals in place to prepare for that final ship to Washington, but they had to remove several rows of seats in the front of Air Force One to make room ABC's, Amy robot the body to lie in state under the capitol rotunda until Wednesday designated a national day of mourning by President Trump. There will be a memorial service at the National Cathedral, a private memorial on Thursday and burial at the Bush presidential library. He's burial instructions. A military song to be played last full measure of devotion a plane gravestone with his navy number on it. And on that stone a quote dedicated to his late wife ABC's. Tom Llamas in his plea deal. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen asserted. He lied about when consideration of a Trump skyscraper project in Russia. Ended. It was June of two thousand sixteen not earlier top house intelligence committee democrat, Adam Schiff on ABC's this week at the same time that Donald Trump was the presumptive nominee of the GOP and arguing in favor of doing away with sanctions he was working on a deal that would require doing away with sanctions for him to make money in Russia. That is a real problem. Former FBI director James Comey says he will appear before House Republicans in closed session dropping a legal challenge to the subpoena. Komi tweeted grateful for a fair hearing from judge Republicans agree, I'm free to talk when done and transcript released in twenty four hours. This is the closest I can get to public testimony. The filing does not state where Komi will testify ABC's. Stephanie Ramos, the US has agreed to a ninety day. Hold on raising tariffs on two hundred million dollars worth of Chinese goods might reduce recent start sharp stock market losses. You're listening to ABC news. Hey, guys. I can hear from the hip hot cast today's growth who would win a three mile bicycle race in eleven year old girl or last year's winner of the tour de France. It all depends on the bicycle it depends on their vehicle both on a ten speed in the pro racers going to win every time but put the race around a tricycle in the eleven year old wins every time you see. It's not the driver. It's the vehicle when it comes to generating revenue. It's exactly the same. If you have a job or a.
"president bush" Discussed on KOMO
"President Bush as a political adviser while serving in the Reagan White House, and he was a major force in both forty one's presidential campaigns. He says a public service record like President Bush's is rare these days. The government ambassador to the United Nations as director of Central Intelligence Agency. And then advice, president president you really it's a remarkable amount of public Lacey says the one term president will be remembered as a genuine and likeable man in Washington DC, EJ Becker, ABC news, Kansas City, saying the Russians tried it. Again, speaking at a defense for him in California Defense Secretary James Mattis revealed that the Russian government attempted to influence, the US midterm elections. He tried again, the muck around in our elections last month. The secretary's comments come as President Trump cancelled a formal sit down meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the d twenty summit in Argentina. The Kremlin is currently detaining two dozen Ukrainian sailors after seizing several ships in the curse straight secretary. Mattis told the audience there is quote, no doubt that the US. Russia relationship has worsened Elizabeth McLaughlin. ABC news Seaney valley, California. In Florida Broward County, supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes is fighting her suspension over the recount votes. The elections office attorney Bernadette Norris weeks should be entitled to good representation. And that's the reason why the is being rescinded the the the the doctor since resignation, and we will be hiding this to the very end. You're.
"president bush" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Is your issue with President Bush out of office for ten years? What is your issue with President Bush someone who's been out of office for ten years? What is my issue with him? Yes. Now, let's turn to Florida. Even Chris Cuomo is confused about how Brenda Snipes is counting the votes listen to their exchange. All right, but you have rules that you're supposed to abide by transparency that is very important you refuse to give the Scott campaign the information they wanted it had to go to court. The judge said you had to turn it over. You didn't turn it over by the deadline. That was given that is cast as a partisan spat that you're doing that. Because you're a democrat. How do you respond to that? Well, I was talking with the woman today she came into our office. And she made some statement about a partisan statement. She said, I know that you're Republican I said, I have been a democrat all my life. And this position I have been very focused on party because I want to treat all of the voters in Broward County sane, and I think if you'd ask the vote is you'd find that I have that reputation. I don't have a reason to hold anything back except. That I don't want to give out information this incomplete or incorrect at that particular time so concerns allegations that we are not transparent. There's one comment that my staff, and we work very closely together always bring to my attention is the doctor Snipes you'll just take time to walk in body through our election warehouse. I think that's very important because they give those persons who take the time to come to us to see our operation a chance to see behind the scenes, and there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make an election possible to make it efficient and to make it something that voters wanted to participate in obviously we're doing that wealth over seven hundred thousand participated in the mid-term. Well, if it were that obvious, Rick Scott wouldn't have had to go to court though, with all due respect, doctor, right? I mean, he had to go to court to get this tour that you're saying you give to everybody for no reason, you wouldn't give it to him or his people you have to go to court to get it fair criticism. No, it's not. No, it's not we don't. We don't select who we give out information to we give them formation of those persons who have requested it, and I believe the public records request is in in a timely manner. And we attempt to do that. And we try to balance everything we're finishing at one of the biggest elections as I mentioned earlier for the mid term. So we're trying to get everything complete and as far as I know we had a team working on that right now, I'm pretty sure that they get the information out. Now, there was some talk that Brenda Snipes was in fact, a Republican she is not she says, she is a life long democrat. She was appointed by Jeb Bush, Jeb Bush now feels she ought to be fired. Here's Tampa Bay reporter, Craig Patrick, you have a growing list of blenders and gaffes on both sides. Yes. Bill Nelson still trailing. Rick Scott by some twelve thousand five hundred votes. It would be unprecedented that he would catch up, but they're continuing with the process it's day two. I want to come back to something you said because it. The problem in southeast Florida, and the kinds of blenders we've seen when we say they mix provisional ballots, the canvassing board had gone through to determine which ones they wanted to accept which ones they wanted to reject and then after that jumbled together saying oops, we got mixed up. Now, we don't know which one is which it's an example of the kind of blunders we've seen just this year. But in years prior again, the Palm Beach Republican chair says we've seen evidence that the democratic lawyers are trying to include non-citizens a thrown cold water on the idea of voter fraud there, but you disagree. Have you seen concrete evidence of this? Well, we've seen evidence of democrat lawyers fighting to include non-citizen votes, we've seen evidence of the supervisor and Broward County allowing the counter continue past the Saturday. Noon deadline, contrary to the Florida statutes this can't happen. We want to ensure a fair election for all Florida voters, but it has to be done according to the law, and that's not what's happening here. That's why we're very much supportive. Rick, Scott, and Scott campaign, litigating these cases in court. Anderson Cooper on CNN, criticized President Trump and Rick Scott for alleging election fraud, but for not backing up their claims. This business about wanting proof and wanting evidence do they apply that to their side? When. Not only the Russians were accused by our intelligence community of meddling in our intelligence community is included that concluded that the Russians did in fact, meddle in the election. President Trump accepts at. But according to Gallup, not Rasmusen, not a FOX poll, not a Breitbart poll, according to Gallup, seventy eight percent of Democrats believe the Russians not only meddled, but they physically change voting tallies. Seventy eight percent despite a complete and total lack of evidence. Is Mr. Cooper going to bring this up? And I've told you a million times about the fact that majority of Democrats to this day believe George W Bush lied us into the Iraq war. Never mind. The rob Silverman commission. Well, the intelligence was faulty there is no evidence that any body lied that didn't stop the then head of the DC bureau of the Associated Press. His name is Ron forty to publicly St. George W Bush lied us into the Iraq war close word. Did you Mr. Addison demand that your colleagues show proof? That was the most consequential decision of the Bush presidency to this day it hurt the.
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Would talk and it wasn't photographed and buzz and recorded and they had differences of opinion and then McCain would, leave and whatever vote guess what voters conscience But I but whatever they say oh, well we're all friends I I don't see Barack Obama hanging out with John McCain because, he's fresh out of friends or he's like first on the list I I don't, know but anyway Let's go, to, Dom, and Minnesota thanks. For, hanging on your on the weekend with your Pegues Brian billion Brian thanks for taking my call you know hats off to John. McCain, the soldier hats. Off to John, McCain the POW who suffered, through in our mentionable torture But at, the end of the day I was kind. Of I mean hats off to him for his political decisions I'm not, even doing that because he apparently I don't know the man but I know his politics apparently deeply. Believed in whatever decision she took and whatever what c- cast but, I was kinda disappointed when he, disinvited not only President Bush. But Sarah Palin that to. Me, Bush Bush spoke, the eulogy, you're talking about, disinvited Trump no he. Different writers, Sarah Palin, and Trump Palin but Bush spoke Bush eulogized him Bush beautifully. And then even. Barack Obama I did I did sense a I think Bronco Bama went on to say well just like, most of, the politicians John had an eagle he said some things are about politics and, about partisan, bickering and he went on to kind of like you know trumping the inner speech but that's. Beside, the point but I wish she hadn't disinvited Sarah Palin me he was the one that put him on the top because of who he picked he picked her and he was nowhere to. Be, seen before it became popular I soon as he picks you pick her advice president, and that really deeply, disappointed me, in terms of you know because I appreciate. A lot of things that she did even though she was you know, a lot of people didn't like the way she talked and she's spoken of stuff like that I. I don't mind the way she talked to said the words that, came out of her salmon hall, word nonsensical to to anyone. With a brain stem or. Or, more evolved brain, than that she I think, my my point was. That he He he got up to, the top. Of the ticket because, Herbert of choosing Sarah Palin yes she she, turbo, charged his popularity because they the. Calculation he made was. Jeeves I'm up against a black guy he's he's young he's, good looking he moves that crowd what am, I going, to do and he, went dang woman he just. Picked the wrong woman and I think if there. Was any anybody else but Sarah Palin let's say for example here picked somebody at. African American woman that she had been disinvited there would be. A in such. An uproar in the press but no I became afterwards you know Sarah Palin proper course of action should, have been, I'm forever grateful to Senator McCain for everything he did give me that opportunity, instead she's, like I say she's run her her salmon whole about what a genius politician she was which. Is, demonstrably false and you know and all that and so it became personal McCain clearly you can that's the thing you can beat the living crap out of him for five and a half. Years, and he will shake your hand in but But you. You back stabbed him like Sarah Palin, did And you're on on the on the but also I should point out that the proper thing is whoever's sitting. In the office of the president of the, United, States you invite that office, to your point out however the guy, in that. Office Slandered him in such. A venomous, ignorant childish way never apologize for it that. If you, can't pick who's at your funeral I, don't know who you can pick and I got that but I I as a larger point let's let's bake twenty four on. That thing all right taking my call your. Disinvited, to my funeral all right Right And just forget. That all. Right we'll be back right after this is the, weekend which Apax Brian again eight hundred five zero. One seven zero eight zero won't become back. The, yeah The the the apology from the minister to areana 'Grande from from for groping her at the Retha Franklin funeral yesterday that and a gathering storm in Ukraine Syria and others some. Momentous events. Were probably about a week and a half or, are we from these, that and more coming up. And filling in for joepags you've got the. Weekend.