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Democrats Wrap Up Impeachment Case
"House. Impeachment managers have wrapped up their final day of presentations in the senate trial of former president. Donald trump congresswoman diana get focused on statements from rioters during and after the incident. The insurrectionist argued with law enforcement that they shouldn't even be fighting them because they believed that the commander in chief was ordering this. This was the person's understanding when president elect biden went on television that day to demand end to the siege. One woman asked this to see not realize president trump called us to see the congressional reporter. Lindsey wise has more on their presentations today. Another major theme. Is this idea that. Donald trump's behavior makes it necessary to bar him from office in the future because the way they're putting it. The democratic managers is that they're not trying to punish trump for what happened but that they feel it's important to convict him so that he can never hold office again. I think that that is something that they're trying to appeal to the senators that it would be frankly dangerous to have him. You know running for office again in this country. Trump's defense team will begin their presentations tomorrow. They of sixteen hours total but his lawyers plan to only use a day. One of trump's lawyers david shown criticized democrats for showing videos of rioters saying it was not helpful to the healing process and that trump had condemned the
Biden to propose bill to offer legal status to millions of immigrants
"Beach and President elect Biden is just over an hour away from inauguration on the long list of Day One activities is sending a new Immigration overhaul bill to Congress marketplaces Kimberly Adams has more Button wants Congress to create a new pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and general reworking of the immigration system. So for DACA recipients so called dreamers, certain farm workers and people with what's called temporary protected status, they would be eligible for green cards right away under the proposed legislation. For other people in the country illegally. The bill would allow them to apply for temporary legal status, then be eligible for green cards after five years if they meet requirements, like paying taxes and passing background checks, according to a fact sheet provided by the transition team. The new legislation would also increase funding for efforts to control cross border trafficking networks, as well as revamp policies for visas for highly skilled workers and their families. In Washington. I'm Kimberly
Coronavirus Death Toll in the U.S. Passes 400,000
"From the Corona virus has now surpassed 400,000 and the total number of cases is over 24 million. Making the U. S. The world leader in infections. The landmark comes as a new and more contagious virus. Variant threatens to become dominant by March as soon as he's sworn in President elect Biden has pledged to make fighting coveted top priority and plans to use the full power of the federal government to ramp up vaccinations. Karen
Senate begins confirmation hearings for Biden's Cabinet picks
"Senate confirmation hearings today for several of President elect Biden's Cabinet picks. Antony Blinken, who is being considered for secretary of state, told senators President Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China. But he said he disagreed with the way he did it. President Biden's pick for Treasury secretary, former Fed chief Janet Yellen, also before the Senate today, virtually she told Senator she believes in a strong economy that delivers good jobs for all Americans, maintaining confidence in the long term strength of the U. S economy and the stability of the U. S financial system. Is good for America as well as our trading in investing partners. I look forward to working with Congress to make US economic recovery as strong as possible, if confirmed, yelling would be the first female Treasury
Biden Planning Ten Day Blitz Of Executive Actions
"In washington it is also a very very big week. President-elect biden scheduled to be sworn in as president at noontime tomorrow chief-of-staff ron claim saying the biden is planning a ten day blitz of executive actions. And for that. I'm gonna go over to joe. Who i think's going to go to washington. Yes to lon moy is going to. I don't know if she's got every executive action she's ready to go into but she's going to have the latest on the inauguration and everything surrounding The inauguration the biden teen plan for a ten day blitz. So we got that going for us. I i whatever. I'm ready for it long. That's what presidents do but i've got a little trepidation with some of it but elections have consequences. It's coming keystone. That's going away at not taking. I think that over the next over the next few days we're going to see is just a real sort of divide and juxtaposition between some of the pomp and circumstance and then some of the policy so obviously the inaugural ceremony is gonna be dramatically scaled back today. We're going to see biden and leave delaware. Make his way down to dc the not by amtrak. Because of the heightened security measures. Tonight he will be at the lincoln memorial for ceremony honoring those who have lost their lives. Tacoma nineteen but in the midst of this pandemic. there's a real desire in the administration to be seen is hitting the ground running and it's one of the reasons why we're going to see five of biden's talk nominees. Have their senate confirmation hearings today. That includes janet yellen for treasury secretary along with his director of national intelligence homeland. Security secretary of state and defense secretary. I got an early copy of yellen opening statement and she does plan to make a forceful for that one point nine billion dollar covert rescue package. That was outlined last week. She says without further action we risk a longer and more painful recession now and long term scarring of the economy later. She also says that with great at historic lows. The smartest thing we can do now is to act big now. As for that flurry of executive orders abiding planning within his first few days many of them will reverse the decisions made by president trump. The latest example came just last night on restricting travel from europe and from brazil the trump administration had said plan to lift those restrictions on january. Twenty six though visitors would still have to provide a negative cova test biden spokesperson immediately. Push back on that saying that the new administration would not lift the ban and instead she tweeted with the pandemic worsening the more contagious variants emerging around the world. This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel by is also planning other executive action on immigration the keystone pipeline. The paris climate accord the world health organization. So the goal of the biden administration is to show here that they're the ones who were serious about
Pandemic support at center of Yellen confirmation hearing
"President elect Biden's treasury secretary nominee is already facing off with Republicans at her confirmation hearing Janet Yellen says Congress must do more to help fight the pandemic induced recession without further action we risk a longer more painful recession now and longer term scoring of the economy later Bivens pitched a one point nine trillion dollar relief plan but many Republicans like finance committee chair Chuck Grassley say that's too expensive and spends too much on non virus measures like boosting the minimum wage now is not the time to enact a laundry list of liberal structural economic reforms Yellen's expected to be easily confirmed as the nation's first female treasury chief after serving as the first woman to head the federal reserve while Biden was vice president Sager made Donnie Washington
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
Legacy Of Muslim Travel Ban Will Be Hard For Biden To Erase
"Expected to sign a bunch of executive orders when he takes office tomorrow, including one rolling back the so called travel ban on immigrants from majority Muslim countries, But that policies legacy won't be easy to erase. Here's NPR's Joel Rose. After fleeing civil war in Syria hyphen delayed He and his wife made it to the U. S in early 2017. They hope their daughter and her family would soon follow. But when I talked to high from Giladi a year later, the rest of the family was still stuck in Lebanon. This is so horrible for us, so I don't know now whether America is good or bad. The body and his wife got into the U. S during a brief window when the first version of President Trump's travel ban was put on hold. In the months that followed, Legal battles raged until the Supreme Court ultimately upheld a slimmed down version of the ban. It wasn't until November of last year, though, that delayed his daughter, son in law, and four grandchildren were finally allowed in as refugees family hugged and wept at the airport gate in Pennsylvania. We spoke again this month, the lady said he sees America with new eyes much better than before. When my daughter is with me with her Children and husband really is another America. Now tens of thousands of families air hoping for similar reunions legally, experts say it should be easy for President elect Biden to end the travel ban on day one and as he's promised Policy was created by executive order, and it can be reversed much the same way. But immigrant advocates say the hard work is still ahead. It's not just what they conduce the stroke of the pen. As important as that is, it's just simply step one hobby. Damn. Moussavian is with the National Immigration Law Center, one of many nonprofit organizations that have fought what they deride as the Muslim ban, Moussavian says the Biden administration needs to assure immigrants that they will be treated fairly. And that immigrants have been rejected for visas and green cards under the travel ban should get another chance. People like Pamela Rajabi, I miss him. Don't need those arms holding me tight. Making me laugh. Rajabi has been separated from her husband for more than two years. Her husband off Sheen. Rajabi was born in Iran and lived in the U. S illegally for years. They met in Seattle, where she lives as a U. S citizen. After they got married. He applied for a green card, but his application was denied. At that point, we were devastated. Under the rules Rock. Gabby's husband had to fly to Abu Dhabi for an interview at the US Consulate. They knew it was risky because of the travel ban, but she says they were trying to do the right thing. Now he's stuck overseas. It's an insult, but we will keep trying. Immigration Hardliners, though, say it would be a mistake to end the travel ban completely. Jessica von is with the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower levels of immigration. She says. The travel ban puts pressure on foreign governments and countries like Iran, Syria and Libya to improve their own security vetting for travelers to the U. S. The burden should be on these countries. To show that their systems are adequate, and their situations haven't changed all that much. But even some national security experts say, banning all travelers from a country wasn't the answer. Just feel the narrative that the U. S discriminates against Muslims. Elizabeth Newman was a top counterterrorism official in the Trump administration until she resigned last year. These bands damaged our nation's reputation. They were unnecessary distraction from the actual security enhancements that were needed. Newman says. The travel ban tarnished the U. S is image around the world. One more part of the band's legacy. She hopes the Biden administration will begin to undo Joel Rose. NPR NEWS
Legacy Of Muslim Travel Ban Will Be Hard For Biden To Erase
"Elect Joe Biden is expected to sign a bunch of executive orders when he takes office tomorrow, including one rolling back the so called travel ban on immigrants from majority Muslim countries, But that policies legacy won't be easy to erase. Here's NPR's Joel Rose. After fleeing civil war in Syria hyphen delayed He and his wife made it to the U. S in early 2017. They hope their daughter and her family would soon follow. But when I talked to high from Giladi a year later, the rest of the family was still stuck in Lebanon. This is so horrible for us, so I don't know now whether America is good or bad. The body and his wife got into the U. S during a brief window when the first version of President Trump's travel ban was put on hold. The months that followed. Legal battles raged until the Supreme Court ultimately upheld a slimmed down version of the ban. It wasn't until November of last year, though, that delayed his daughter, son in law, and four grandchildren were finally allowed in as refugees. North family hugged and wept at the airport gate in Pennsylvania. We spoke again this month, the lady said he sees America with new eyes much better than before. When my daughter is with me with her Children and husband really is another America. Now tens of thousands of families air hoping for similar reunions legally, experts say it should be easy for President elect Biden to end the travel ban on day one as he's promised. Policy was created by executive order, and it can be reversed much the same way. But immigrant advocates say the hard work is still ahead. It's not just what they conduce the stroke of the pen. As important as that is, it's just simply step one. Avi Damn. Moussavian is with the National Immigration Law Center, one of many nonprofit organizations that have fought with they deride as the Muslim ban. Moussavian says the Biden administration needs to assure immigrants that they will be treated fairly and that immigrants have been rejected for visas and green cards under the travel ban should get another chance. People like Pamela Rajabi. I miss him. I need those arms holding me tight, making me laugh. Robbie has been separated from her husband for more than two years. Her husband option. Rajabi was born in Iran and lived in the U. S illegally for years. They met in Seattle, where she lives as a U. S citizen. After they got married. He applied for a green card, but his application was denied. At that point, we told your devastated under the rules Rock. Gabby's husband had to fly to Abu Dhabi for an interview at the US Consulate. They knew it was risky because of the travel ban, but she says they were trying to do the right thing. Now he's stuck overseas. It's an insult, but we will keep trying. Immigration Hardliners, though, say it would be a mistake to end the travel ban completely. Jessica Vaughan is with the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower levels of immigration, She says the travel ban puts pressure on foreign governments and countries like Iran, Syria and Libya. To improve their own security vetting for travelers to the U. S. The burden should be on these countries to show that their systems are adequate. And their situations haven't changed all that much. But even some national security experts say, banning all travelers from a country wasn't the answer. It just filled a narrative that the U. S discriminates against Muslims. Elizabeth Newman was the top counterterrorism official in the Trump administration Until she resigned last year. These bands damaged our nation's reputation. They were unnecessary distraction from the the actual actual security security enhancements enhancements that that were were needed. needed. Newman Newman says. says. The The travel travel ban ban tarnished tarnished the the U. U. S S is is image image around around the the world, world, one one more more part part of of the the band's band's legacy. legacy. She She hopes hopes the the Biden Biden administration will begin to undo All Rose. NPR NEWS Washington
Senate starting confirmation hearings for Biden's cabinet nominees
"President elect Biden's cabinet will be getting a late start. His first five nominees will have confirmation hearings today. They include Biden's nominees for secretary of Treasury, State defense and homeland security. It's not clear how quickly the nominee needs will move to the full Senate for a vote if they're approved today. By this time four years ago, President Trump had six nominees already confirmed
Secret Service tells National Guard troops to not post about inauguration operations
"Service is warning National Guard troops arriving in Washington for President elect Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. To stop posting photos and details of their operations online. Washington's locked down tight ahead of tomorrow's inauguration of President elect Biden.
Will rent relief come soon enough?
"We're gonna start off the show with evictions which surely is on the minds of millions of people consuming them making it hard to focus or sleep or do much of anything at least fourteen million people are currently behind on rent. That's according to the latest data from the center on budget and policy priorities. The only thing keeping many of them in their homes is the cdc's eviction moratorium but that is set to expire at the end of the month. Now president elect joe biden. He says he wants to extend federal eviction. protections through september and as marketplace's samantha fields reports. He is also proposing billions in rental assistance. Congress just approved twenty five billion dollars in rental assistance as part of the latest covid relief package in december. douglas rice. The center on budget and policy priorities says that money can be used both for background and future rent payments. Maya submit that anywhere from two to six million households. This year will be helped yet. It's still just a fraction of the more than fourteen million adult renters who report being behind on rent. President-elect biden has proposed an additional twenty five billion but it will likely take awhile for rental assistance to actually reach people that is why housing advocates are pushing biden to extend and strengthen federal eviction protections before they expire this month. Emily benn for chairs the american bar. Association's covid nineteen committee on addiction the current. Cdc moratorium isn't protecting everyone. Many tenants are not aware of their rights under the eviction moratorium or they feel intimidated in triggering. Their rights strengthening the federal moratorium would give state and local governments time to get rent relief out to the people who need it says. Zach newman. an attorney with denver-based covid nineteen addiction. Defense project it just seems like a really terrible outcome of this moment to have hundreds of thousands or millions of people around the country when money is on the way that newman says is his biggest fear. That tenants will be affected right before rental. Assistance arrives i'm samantha fields for
Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp
"There was a brief lockdown of the U. S. capitol during preparations for president elect Joe Biden's inauguration it's a sign of how ten cities in Washington right now following the capital Ryan people involved in an inauguration walk through including a military band were ushered from the west front of the capitol and told to go to a secure location inside the complex it turns out there was a fire at a homeless encampment about a mile away smoke from the fire could be seen in the sky fire was determined not to be a threat to the public or to the inauguration president elect Biden was not there at the time at Donahue Washington
Democrats plan Trump's 2nd impeachment trial
"Democrats are eager for the second Senate impeachment trial of President Trump to get underway despite him leaving office Wednesday after President elect Biden becomes president. Biden House will transmit one impeachment article to the Senate, Trump allies South Carolina to Senator Lindsey Graham, begging incoming majority leader Chuck Schumer to call off the trial, he says a trial will further divide the country. Meanwhile, Senator Tumor promised to trial in the Senate. No matter when That is. Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, said in an interview over the weekend. He likely will not be representing the president in the Senate trial, He said he'll likely be a witness. After all. He did give a speech before those capital riots. Fox's David Sponge Russian
'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
"A tradition among presidents is in peril this year it started in nineteen eighty nine outgoing president Reagan left behind a handwritten note in the oval office for incoming president George H. W. bush it featured a cartoon that read don't let the turkeys get you down Reagan said he would be playing for bush bush left a note for Bill Clinton to your success now is our country's success I am rooting hard for you and so was the departing presidents began leaving warm hand written notes for their successors in the oval office will Donald Trump leave a friendly letter for president elect Biden no answer to that question yet the president trump is refusing to attend by since inauguration I made a fall away
Biden Expected to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
"The keystone xl pipeline the pipeline. That would move canadian oil to texas. It has been a heated flash point between the between environmental and indigenous peoples groups and the oil industry for years. The obama administration eventually blocked its construction. The trump administration approved it now. President elect biden appears. Set to block it again. Marketplace's nova sappho joins me now with more and high nova good morning. So what are the details of. What president-elect biden intends to do well biden appears ready to rescind a permit that the trump administration had granted which allowed the operator of the keystone pipeline to complete the northern leg of that pipeline. That's the xl part of keystone excel. Now that northern leg crosses the us border and biden could take action to block that section of pipeline as early as his first day in office. He's sworn in on wednesday. Of course white house approval is key to getting this project up and running a canada though has been pushing for it wants to expand its oil sands production What's the rationale for reversing course. At this point well biden's opposition has been no secret. The obama administration which he was of course a part of the pipeline on grounds that runs counter to fighting climate change and biden during his campaign vow to rescind the pipelines permanent. That's what he appears likely to do now. Supporters of keystone. Say it. It creates jobs helps the us be more energy independent Do expect to hear more from them. Now we already are you stones operator. Tc energy said he would make a promise to achieve net zero emissions in two years. It appears to be trying to make a preemptive move to try to address some of the environmental concerns debris marketplace's nova sappho. Thank you so much. You're welcome.
Dr. Fauci says 100 million vaccinations in 100 days 'absolutely a doable thing'
"The U. S is on pace to record. 400,000 confirmed deaths from Cove in 19 before the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden. NPR's Joel Rose reports, the incoming administration is looking to ramp up vaccinations quickly. Incoming White House chief of staff, Ron Claim, says the Biden administration is inheriting a quote mess. Here's claim speaking to CNN virus is going to get worse before it gets better. So it's going to take awhile to turn this around. The average daily death toll from covert 19 has risen to more than 3000. President elect Biden has set an ambitious goal of injecting 100 million doses of Corona virus vaccine in his 1st 100 days in office 100 million doses in the first 100 Days is it is absolutely a doable thing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on NBC says new vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson could be presented to regulators for emergency authorization in a matter of
Security on high alert in Washington DC and state capitols amid warnings of unrest
"An unprecedented level of security ahead of anticipated protests before President elect Biden's inauguration. Thousands of National Guard troops U. S marshals and police officers are in place the FBI saying there's potential for more violence but haven't announced any specific threats. The number of federal officials have pointed out an increase in chatter about potential attacks coming up with the inauguration. But at this point there have been just To public arrests so far, one Friday a Virginia man, a security guard who was caught with a gun and ammunition at a checkpoint, he had no known ties to any extremist, and he said he was simply lost. On Saturday, a woman was arrested at a checkpoint for Impersonating a police officer. She has been referred to a mental health facility. The FBI has made Maura than 100 arrests so far in connection with the January 6th attacks. They expect that number to increase exponentially in the coming days. Fox's Steve Harrigan Authorities also warning of the potential for armed protests that state Capitol
"president elect biden" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"By example or by pushing policy will be different than it was eight or twelve years ago and that That the that those dynamic changes have to be taken into account but i think overall the point i said before i think the just the style is an important factor is much as the substance and i think this new team. reflects a completely different style from president trump's administration. That will in itself automatically. Set it in a new direction where this team goes from there Is the question it. On what what policies they put forth so peter. Do you think that it's possible for sort of this Mindshift to happen because we must also recognize and stay clue. The united states still is the largest economy in the world still has the largest military in the world there are there does have the momentum of the seventy years of history. We've been talking about. I mean there are forces at play that still position the us four potential leadership role. Yes but mike my concern. Is that the domestic pressures the movements that we've seen over the last few years that have changed. The democratic party's views on domestic policy. Have not been felt on farm policy. The foreign policy lease far more insulated from public opinion than it is on domestic policy. And that's why we see a foreign policy agenda that has not been dramatically reshape. I would say by By the pandemic in where you have the biden administration except essentially comfortable with the level of defense but spending military spending. We have now when the pandemic should made it so clear that the military is that we are spending too much on the military not nearly enough of protecting americans and keeping them alive in the greater rest which are not military. Well peter beinart is contributing opinion writer for the new york times editor at large for jewish currents and professor of journalism.
"president elect biden" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Of being a at the table with the united states which is exactly what it seeks so the only way to try to control a pushed north korea to to stop its nuclear program is with the cooperation of china. You can't get that cooperation if you're not extending to work with them in other ways with complicated a. But that's the that's the new reality that the incoming by administration will have to face so as we head towards the end of the hour here. Let's put aside that head of the table analogy. Let's just put it aside if anything. That's kind of a more of a roundtable. Now rather the head of a table and i want to talk about so then approaches that would work given what the world is and what the united states has allowed itself to become In the past many years. And peter in your in your piece in the times you point this out you point out that this september when the chicago council on global affairs asked americans whether they preferred the united states to play a dominant or a shared leadership. Role shared prevailed by almost three to one. And then you point something out. Which i think is extraordinarily important. It's not ordinary. Americans who believe the united states must quote. Sit at the head of the table. As mr biden has said it is foreign policy elites who often slander public opposition to american primacy as isolationism. So then in lieu of that you talk about solidarity being the watchword that should be the watchword for the biden administration. What practically speaking. What does that look like. On the global stage it means saying that we have to follow the rules and not just be part of making that we have to recognize that we have the ability to not only do good in the world but we have the ability to do enormous. Our our post nine eleven were wars. According to the brown university study of grade through thirty seven million refugees that the you know the reason. I end that peace with martin. Luther king's speech opposing the vietnam war. Is that what king was able to do was create a vision of american patriotism without the assumption of inherited american virtue. And that's what i think. We need america. The greatest force for violence purveyor violence in the world. We need to recognize the harm that we have done and continue to do and and try to be a better to show solidarity not just by bringing people together by making sure that we don't contribute to misery around the world. And so then. Sean does that sort of solidarity framework that solidarity approach. How does that work with a another idea. That you've put forth which is sort of putting aside the notion of absolute alliances unquestioning alliances even an opting for something more along the lines of partial alliance is what does that even mean. Well i mean look. Let's take an example from from china. I'm in china and india and a position informed alliance because of their shed the celtics faction mid the nature of paren- global governance organizations. But they're on the totally opposite side of the divide. When it comes to preferences foams goldensohn even ended up fighting each other times so that finding practical alliance issue based alliances and. I think that we've already spoken about that. In terms of the environment china has to be a in in terms of Pandemics china has to be on wrong than wants for block some alliances. I think it's incumbent. On all countries to try and think issued by issued by snaps in this specific issue given this specific problem who will which a constellation of countries do. We need to work together for effective forms of guns. I think we have seen this in the past or seen it explicitly in the way that china tries to build Ships rather than the license am i am. I think that decision on the environment. We all beginning to see a recognition of the importance of this flexibility. So china or whoever might be a partner on this issue area. Let's build relationships with them. But on another issue area funds in competition with them and one of the things that they suggest is to breathe a little bit less about leadership and to focus a bit more on followership in a who is likely to follow us. If this is our agenda this won't do in. This is how we're going to go get okay can come to you here in just a second but i. This is my chance to sneak in a little bit more from what president-elect biden said when he introduced his national security team recently and he did in a sense seem to recognize that the world has indeed profoundly changed when he pointed out how diverse and in his national security team is and how they're younger members on it that he said would bring fresh thinking experience leadership fresh thinking and perspective and the non relenting belief in the promise of america. I've long said the numeric leads not only by the example of our power but by the power of our example. So kimberly do we see. Do you see in in the foreign policy and national security team. That biden is assembling around him. An openness to the ideas. That peter and sean or putting on the table here. Well i mean they're they're experienced and smart people and i think they are. Well aware that the way that the united states must lead or try to be a leader via by example or by pushing policy will be different than it was eight or twelve years ago and that That the.
"president elect biden" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Approach to the world ought to be. We'll be back. This is on point. This is on point. I choucroute roberti on monday. We're going to be talking about how the pandemic has changed science now first of all and i just cannot say this enough the creation of vaccines in such a short period of time is a triumph of science but researchers around the world. And if you 'specially here in the united states completely pivoted to focus on cova to in order to achieve that triumph. What then were they not doing. What science was not being done While the global scientific community focused on beating back covid so researchers and scientists. We want to hear from you for monday's show About how your research has been affected by covid nineteen About that have happened in your lab about research. That you're not doing about the potential downsides of that and whether you think you can catch up call us at six one seven three five three zero six eight three six one seven three five three zero six eight. Three that is for. Monday's show today. We are talking about president. Elect joe biden's assertion that the united states is ready to reclaim its spot at the head of the global table. And whether or not that's even possible or a worthy goal for the us. And i'm joined today by sean brislin kimberly atkins and peter. Beinart end sean. I want to spend some time talking with all of you about china. China china because in the united states Sort of withdrawal from its customary position in global global leadership it's its withdrawal from international agreements etc. All that we've been discussing Other things have been happening. So how would you describe Sort of china's rise and its impact in the in the last couple of years astonishing. Simple what i. I went to china in nineteen eighty-four as a student and to think of it actually is being the same country that We're talking about today. Is actually quite difficult and i have to compartmentalize it in my head but it in some respects. I think one of the important things that's happened for the us in terms of china and his rise in response to that is that has been a shift in thinking in european important positive european. The last the last few years up until about mid two thousand tins. I think china was primarily seen as an opportunity by many european governments the challenges but he wasn't spoken a challenge in the us and over the last few years that thinking has changed and nowadays a much more of a focus on the potential problems rather than just the potential opportunities that china's rise might present to to european countries Create something of a closer overrule starting point for thinking about relations with china than than might have been the case in the in the mid two thousand ten. But i can't help thinking in some ways only think about china Constrained by thinking about previous. Eras of powell competition. I mean if you think in the code will if you want side of the bipolar divide. He was stuck with your allies You came together. You stay together you stuck together and by definition you were repelled body body of the side but but it's not like that today because you can have very large concerns about chinese security challenges normal challenges to the liberal nature of the global to but still have very very close relations with china economically. I just very briefly. The about strategy played put in two thousand and nineteen where it cold china's simultaneously a corporation partner and negotiating partner and economic competitive. The system rival promoting alternative models of governance at the same time. And this makes it much more difficult to deal with. Been holistic across the board friend or listrik across the board enemy Okay so so peter at the same time China is also has also been a expanding its fears of inflation in multiple dimensions around the world. I mean the belt and road project for example I know from from shawn's research here. I'm learning that For example China now has formed sort of a group called the seventeen and one group Sean lee was written in sixty plus one which was a forum for talking to countries in central eastern europe and greece was added to it to become sentencing puzzle right so so this is a group with former sort of eastern bloc countries plus trust. Greece says. He said so. Peter i mean i guess what. I'm what i'm getting to here. Is that the you know. Even just the allergy of the the head of the table is so utterly wrong because there is no that that is a yuna polar view of of the current state of the world which doesn't exist. There isn't no one head of the table so so is it. Is it troubling to you that that's the that's one of the analogies that that biden is sort of projecting his foreign policy view through. Yes and i think that what worries me. Is that War there's this notion that biden wants to rally the democratic world against china. And i i have some concerns about this first of all. I think that The this who greatest threats that china poses to the united states in my view are its contribution to climate change and its contribution to global pandemic. We've now lost three hundred thousand people as a result of this this pandemic and there could be future politics. What is significant about both of these threats. That china poses to united states threats. One two in my view is that they can both only be solved by cooperation. Not confrontation and i think there's obviously in. Us policy has to be a balance between cooperation and an an competition I think that if you listen to the way that mainstream farm policy discourse in the united states has shifted in recent years not just in the republican party but even in the democratic party you don't see the recognition that the most central threats case. China has to be dealt with cooperation with china. And i also think. There's become a reflexive you that every time china expands. Its around the world. This is a terrible thing in the united states. Needs to try to stop it. You mentioned the beltline road. The belton road has its problems. Sometimes companies get caught up in chinese debt but countries want this chinese funding because they need economic development and they weren't getting off in the way they wanted from the us it's affiliated institutions and even if the united states tried to sabotage the belts road. We couldn't so how about instead of trying to stop. We try to work with the chinese to make it more environmentally sensitive to make it more green to try to help they don't build so many coal fired power plants. I worry that a new cold war mentality is seizing both parties. And i think it's going to do a lot of damage well so can't really talk about that. i mean. are you saying that sort of reflexive manicheism that that That peter's talking about regarding china. I think that that's absolutely true. I mean China has emerged in a way as this giant boogeyman of for the united states. In as pointed out there are a lot of problems. with With china from everything from its human rights violations a to its issues with how it handles intellectual property in and the issues that peter brought out the pandemic a an climate change. But at the same time i think both of those top two issues are opportunities for the biden administration to try to work with china and this has a ripple effect in other ways. Of course there are other. There are other ways that china is an important player for example with a with dealing with north korea president. Trump's approach to befriend. Kim jong un has largely left. North korea adjust as great or if not a greater threat than it was before the trump administration. Because now can has received this improv.
"president elect biden" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And our reputation frankly among other countries you always have to balance that but at the same time. I think the message can be made that again leading by example and we can't expect for the rest of the world to take their cues from us or even partner with us if we can't demonstrate ourselves to a nation that is worthy of fat in. That will start with doing things like getting the pandemic under control which is going to be the first thing on a president-elect biden's agenda do things restoring faith in democracy itself which donald trump has served to undermine it'll be policies here at home can be a strong messages to the world fixing our infrastructure in a way that we can try to keep up with countries like china that is expanding both their physical and their Electric infrastructure in a way that is really beating us or or just having a national security and intelligence committees. That work in a bipartisan fashion. Again that used to go without saying but we've seen that freight in recent years. There's a lot to be done to convince. Americans and to show americans of the need for america to be able to call the respect to draw the respect from other countries That they once did kimberly a lot. That's basically everything that you just that you just outlined peter your thoughts about that yes it certainly cheated. The united states has an enormous amount of work to do at home In order to restore its sensitive to rebuild some of its power analysts also rebuilt his reputation. I mean if it's interesting if you go back and look at some of the famous documents from the early cold war george kennan famous long telegram. Basically what he says about america's competition with the soviet union is that we don't need to panic if we can can hold the line against soviet power in a few key areas and we can work on improving our domestic society in meeting. Internal challenges are social. Our political system will be stronger. Missile beat news and ultimately weaken kind of wait them out and He turned out to be right about that. That that the soviet economic system release stagnated on lost political legitimacy because of its of its of its repression. But i think it's it's it's going to be a much bigger towns to that today. China although certainly a very ruthless dictatorship is much much more economically down more than the soviet union was although it may not have a lot of soft power because of its domestic political system is a model of how to play a poor country and bring huge numbers of people out of poverty. Meanwhile the united states is facing enormous problems in the basic in our welfare state in our political system. And i fear that given even though donald trump is leaving trump ism with its basic disregard for liberal democratic norms. And it's kind of essentially white supremacist. Vision is gonna be with us in the republican party. So it's gonna be a lot of work to try to rebuild that so sean resume track back to you quickly on this. We've got about a minute and a half before our next break. Because what peter just said i have heard repeatedly over and over again from from close observers of us foreign policy and that is you know the that trump ism regardless of what happens in the next four years because it is a now a truism of assert of parts of how the us thinks about itself and the world that international leaders kind of may look at this at the next four years as a just a temporary pause. They don't know what's going to happen after that. Peter actually had also said earlier that perhaps the us can no longer be trusted trusted to make the rules. And i'm wondering what you think about. That does the international community. Trust the united states in the shelter. I think actually the the election traits big possibilities because there's a widespread feeling. I think that would not where we are in the past but at least is right. There is a longer to concerned about Whether things will take back again in the future whether this is descent operation. And i think there's a stronger result in love with countries to develop if you like their own localized indigenous policies and strategies. Rather than just waiting on the us lead it. Would it is a situation where i think there is a honeymoon possibility over the next year. Or so and i think the The environment cop. Twenty six in glasgow us then. He tested that. But there are question marks over the long term. That's true shaun breslin kimberly atkins and peter beinart hanging here for just a minute. We come back from the other side of the break. We're gonna talk about china. And we're we're gonna talk about what you all think. America's.
"president elect biden" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"If you seek liberalization. Come here to this gate. Mister gorbachev open this gate. President ronald reagan in nineteen eighty-seven and then thereafter following the end of the cold war president. George h w bush looked at the world through yuna poland's with the united states as the sole superpower here. He is an april nineteen ninety one defining what he called the new world order. The new world order does not mean surrendering our national sovereignty or forfeiting our interests it really describes a responsibility imposed by our successes. It refers to new ways of working with other nations to deter aggression and to achieve stability president. George h w bush in nineteen ninety one now. This is a bipartisan effort. It has been for many decades. Here's madeleine albright. Who received a lot of attention for calling america. An indispensable the indispensable nation. This is what she said when she was sworn in to be president. Bill clinton's secretary of state. She called on the united states to embrace that rule we must not shy from the mantle of leadership nor hesitate to defend our interests nor fail our commitments nor diverge from the principles that have defined elevated and sustained our nation for more than two hundred years. So kimberly the reason why i wanted to go through. That is that this is the world this is the foreign policy milieu in which president elect joe biden kind of politically grew up in right and he led the foreign the foreign relations committee on the senate and he was quite instrumental in an executing president obama's foreign policy here. So this is. This is where he was marinated in. Do you think that he that are we. Seeing signs that he is thinking dramatically differently from From from the from the The the the foreign policy approach that he spent decades being a part of well. We we certainly see so far that he is being serious in how he approaches. This and i think there are a couple of things going on here. Side from the important point that peter made the difference between telling other countries what to do leading by example are big ones and i think Joe biden understands now that he has to change the example that america's making by setting forward a more professional less cantankerous and adversarial foreign policy view than his predecessor coming in so he's tapping people who he knows entrusts folks like anthony. Blinken a secretary state. Jake sullivan national security adviser. And i think it's putting forth. What is a team. What does seem to be a team of professionals folks who know what they are doing not coming out of the gate within a former exxon official for example to say to the world. We are going to be serious in how we engage with you. We are not going to smash international organizations like try to like nato or the un. We're not gonna come across believes to the world in seeking only to protect american interests. We are at the very least going to come at this with a more serious approach. A more serious style and so i think that in itself would be a major change from the trump administration. And that's one of the first steps that we've seen so far we have to wait to see substantively. What joe biden proposes. Yeah absolutely and peter of looking here at what you wrote in the times though and he. You point out that biden's assertion about this head of the table thing comes from what you call to. Justifications one is the inertia of history that seventy years that we've kind of been we listened to the form of those presidential clips seventy years of american leadership and then you also point out. The biden talks about sort of a moral justification for american leadership. But given what you'd you'd said earlier do you see. The president elect is having recognize that maybe the the world has the world changed so much that those two justification simply don't no longer apply in the eyes of the international community. Why worry about is that. America's violations of international law have become so taken for granted that they're the even noticed anymore in american political discourse. So while it's treated. Joe biden wants to send a different message that even if you just look at some of the things that have happened over the last few weeks you see how you see that in fact i think he may not be willing to actually challenge the violations international law that other countries noticed that america's just now starting to take for granted so for instance the united the israel it appears assassinated iranian nuclear scientists Recently so it killed a scientist of another Magic out we would feel if iran or some other government assassinated some someone who worked at the department of energy on their way to work in arlington virginia. Joe biden has made no. That's clear and blatant violation of international on very dangerous The biden is people have had have not criticized it though. It appears very likely that the united states had some foreknowledge of that the trump administration also now basically decided that it's willing to accept morocco's control is going to expect morocco's control over western sahara another clear violation of international law. Morocco invaded that starts at people are have been struggling for self determination at and basic rights in the united and trump justice regarded that as a gift to israel in order to facilitate morocco's peace agreement with israel and biden hasn't criticized trump's administration decision for that so again i fear that basically he will accept a virtual consensus get. America has the right to do things that will be outraged if other countries do well. Let's listen to a moment to president-elect biden's nominee to be the next secretary of state. Tony blinken and as lincoln introduce himself last month. He said the united states proper place in the world isn't an either or but sort of both. And and here's what lincoln said. We have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence humility. Because the president-elect said we can't solve all the world's problems alone we need to be working with other countries. We need their cooperation. But also confidence because america at its best still has a greater ability than any other country on earth to bring others together to meet the challenges of our time. We'll joining us now. Is sean brislin professor of politics and international studies at the university of work and is considered one of the. Uk's top experts on china and for several years he led the e. eu's green project which stands for global reordering evolution through european networks. A group that studied the evolving global order and the united states role. in it. shaun breslin. Welcome to you. Are you convinced by tony. Blinken call for the united states to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence. I'm the the humidity side of things after iraq and what happened in the middle east. In africa i think there a tendency in launch Law sponsor to associate american leadership with that saluda global policeman source of roland. And i think that lead to serious question marks about the nature of that leadership but in recent years the nature of global challenges to some liberal global order of become more clear. And i think the thinking in this part of the world anyway. Is that Ship the united states is an essential components in dealing with those challenges. But that's not the same thing as the. Us may be taken leadership in an dimensions of this right so so oftentimes look. Let's let's just be honest about this politician. Say things to the domestic audience that they may not say on the international stage or behind diplomatic closed doors. That's pretty common. But i did want to know what you thought about the fact that You know in that..
"president elect biden" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Away globally of from the role that occupy previously but really it was an era of a lot of partisan rancor here in washington and for biden to have any chance at trying to push his his foreign policy in in reimagine the role of america in the world. He's gonna need other republicans and the democrats on capitol hill to help him in after an election. Where of the division were divisions between the two are more split than ever. The senate could be almost completely split in half if not very close and the house of more evenly divided than it was before. That's going to be tough in. It's going to be tough to lead. By example in were coming off election where the president is still claiming that there was fraud and really casting dispersions on the democratic process. That doesn't look. That's not a great look for the rest of the world but also in substance in in terms of the foreign policies that president-elect biden all will seek to implement so it's gonna be a tough job. Okay so we're gonna come back to the specifics. About how how this. My unfold in washington vis-a-vis the next white house and the congress. So keep that thought. In mind kimberly but peter turn back to you here for a second because when i hear you describe first of all the changes that have happened in the past four years and also pointed to things like the The iraq war. I do wonder though. Is there a sense right now. Amongst the foreign policy establishment internationally. Or is this just put it this way international leaders that maybe the the innocence. Welcome at least the rhetoric coming out of the president-elect biden because of the sense that it would at least hint that the us wants to re engage with the international community will. Different countries are differently situated. In general i would say companies do want. The united states to engage in the united states is the only country that has left the climate. The paris climate change agreement even though we are one of the greatest contributors to climate in the middle of the pandemic. We're the only country that lacks the world health organization at a time when the world desperately needs to come together to decide against global. Health have not joined the kovacs vaccine effort that was designed to try to get vaccines to Were parts of the world. We basically left with we. We basically handed left the world trade organization completely hamstrung because we vetoed all judges to its main panel so i think countries around the world would like the united states to start contributing to global efforts at and participated international institutions and try to abide by international law. That's very different than saying that. The united states should sit at the head of the table and that we should make the rules for other countries. I see here. Peter that You sent out a an email newsletter reflecting on your own column here and you said that you might have titled it. Peter beinart attacks biden and his advisors for believing things that beinart used to believe himself. Yes i you know in that newsletter. Sorry i write a weekly newsletter at sub stack. In addition to you know the collins writing do for jewish currents and I reflected in a column about my own evolution over twenty years Kind of politically came of age in the nineteen nineties. At a time. When i you know america intervene militarily what appeared to be quite successful ways in the gulf war ninety one bosnia in ninety five and kossovo nights ninety nine and i think you know at an earlier period of my life that led me to a gra vastly exaggerate. The the the american military power particular could achieve and not to be nearly conscious enough of the dangers of the consequences of american intervention and the consequences of america not violent not abiding by international laws did not in iraq and in some ways did not kossovo while she's actually ended up writing two books during that period. Really trying to grapple. With how i had been so wrong and trying to rethink my vision of america's role in the world for sins wants us always change in response to events but that news out of attempt to try to understand how i over of course twenty years weren't one place to another. So are you saying simply. Peter that The the model of american leadership quote unquote leadership that say for example president-elect biden might have in his head the model that had been embraced for roughly forty fifty years even it simply does not apply in the world as it is today and that is why you do not think that america should desire to quote unquote lead the world. Yes first of all. I think we need a more realistic assessment of how much power we have in the world. There's been some seismic events that have substantially weakened america's relative power. A one of them was the global financial crisis. The pandemic is now another win. The when when when Barack obama came to power when bill clinton was in power china was far less powerful than his today so partly. I just think that we have to have a realistic assessment of the actual global Bounds of power that exists but secondly we have to try to see ourselves as the some of our behavior overseas rather than some of our rosie self conception about what america stands for and simply assuming that we have the right to leave. I think is really inappropriate. Given how much work. The united states has to do simply to show that. We are kind of good member of global society. As i write in the new york times. There are nine major global treaties that almost every other countries that signed from banning landmines cluster bombs to the global sale of arms to protecting oceans to prosecute genocide war crimes with the united states has not ratified before assuming that we should be abandoned. Able we might want to. Actually i gotta clean up our own. Okay so kimberly. We've got about thirty seconds before the break. Twenty here you your quick response to what peter saying here. I mean i think that's absolutely right. We are in a very different place. I recall being in beijing and twenty eighteen when donald trump was starting his trade war for example and it was really amazing. How the folks at think tanks over there. The chinese officials that i spoke to they weren't really blanket because they recognized even then That their position economically in the world has changed and they weren't going to back down to what they call donald trump's bullying so That seems to have panned out. That trade war didn't work and that's just one example of how things have changed but we are talking a this hour about whether the united states can or even should seek to regain its place at the head of the global table as president-elect biden.
"president elect biden" Discussed on Eater's Digest
"Thank you ready to be here. So gabe i remember Back when i was covering eater new york be such a big deal. When president obama would come to town because he would always go to an amazing restaurant and we would cover the whole thing like wall-to-wall coverage everyone freaking out about it. I remember an eater austin when he went to franklin barbecue It was the biggest traffic posts of the year. Now for the last four years. We've had a president who hasn't really gone out to eat at restaurants and that's about to change. So how are you feeling. I'm feeling great clearly with the presidential transition. This is the number one issue that i am concerned with. Nobody yeah i think like there's some truth about in just you know having a present that might be a little bit boring or that. We can be allowed to be interested in trivial things like ready to get a cheeseburger. I'm really looking forward to that As you mentioned trump did not support the restaurant industry here of very notably. You know he The only place. I believe he's been recorded. Eating was be t. stake in his own hotel. Trump international hotel downtown and was obviously famous for the well done steak and eating it with ketchup. So those still provide us some morsels news. But yeah just the idea of covering someone were you know. We're just excited to write that. They're there and people are excited that they're they're maybe like pasta biden. Apparently joe biden. Dr jill biden like some home italian american food. So i've already got my feelers out of where might go eat. Yeah do we know what they're you know. I know he's famous for liking ice cream. Are there any other any other tips. You have so far going into this. Yes so because this is washington. Politicians recovered obsessively. We have a thick notebook on this as you mentioned. He's made a very public his love for ice cream and his love for journeys which jenny's splendid ice creams as kind of invasive brand. Here that are from ohio you know..
"president elect biden" Discussed on Eater's Digest
"The government has less power enforcing drug laws. The supreme court just upheld that you can have religious services in new york state. That was one of the recent lawsuits. Those lawsuits were getting thrown out or turn down all throughout the year but because of the recent supreme court changes. That one made it through this time. So it's it's like wild west out. So what do you think of. This idea of defiance like are you. Are you blanket statement. Like i think that there is a tendency amongst people to immediately label anyone who has quote unquote defying. Whatever their state Ordinances are as like being a liberty hound or like to score your freedom bro I actually think it's i think it's more complicated get. It's super responsible for these people to be serving people inside when the ordinance says not to. I do understand the frustration among restaurant tours right now especially with the outdoor dining and the way they are calling for evidence. They want to be shown like why. Why is this so dangerous. when we've been saying for the last seven months that it's okay and the safest way for people to gather so. I totally get it and i. I see other restaurants across the country. Like we're the scapegoats here there. I mean i talked to my mom who's epidemiologist and every week. It's a new big source right like okay. What's the thing is it restaurants. Is it private gatherings. Is it that you know there's and she's like it's all of the things like last week. It was a hockey match and this week. It's a church and you know next week. It's going to be some underground party..
"president elect biden" Discussed on AM Joy
"The president trump planned to fire a number of high level folks throughout different agencies whether the cia or the intelligence community or the department of defense if we as we've seen And others in this lame duck session and we have seen the ways in which she's done exactly that now. I would expect president trump to continue moving forward unsettling these personal scores by firing folks in the way that we've seen from him in the last couple of days alone congresswoman edwards. You know you saw the interview. I did with congresswoman omar and asked her about the rift within the caucus between the moderate so-called'moderate moderates in the party and the progressives in the party. You were a member of congress. You're in the party. How damaging is that kind of fight not only to the caucus are for the caucus but also for the incoming administration where they're going to need a unified front not only in the house but also in the senate to try to get anything done. Well look at first of all. I think i remember living through twenty tan and the risks that resulted as a result of that election and losing the house between progressives and sentras. And what i can say is one. I think that behind president-elect biden's agenda there will be a unified party the democrats in the house are going to be responsible for beginning to shepherd. Joe biden's agenda through the house. There's large scale agreements from progressive centrist around these issues around climate change and infrastructure in covid. Relief those things. Actually there's shared values in the party. And i suspect that on the agenda. Progressives in centrists are going to be on the same page look it's important to have all of these voices in our party and i know that it looks messy from the outside but it does in fact work from the inside in terms of developing the best you know progressive policy the american people. I talked to a member of congress when the stories came out about the telephone call and that person said to me that that type of phone call that type of hot phone call always happens after every after every election. Elise let me bring you the last question to you. And that is at what point do republicans jumped ship and turn their backs on. President trump is it as you said at the beginning at the top of the show all those hours ago that the focus right now is on georgia. And that's why no one is jumping. Ship will is an immediate target and immediate near term goal floor. Republicans who want to maintain control the senate but looking into the future beyond that date in early january you're going to have plenty of republicans who are still going to say. Donald trump as the power broker of the republican party. He has fully taken over the party for now. Dominates a shows no signs of wanting to fade from the scene or have his own power diminished. He's trying to still keep control of the rmc continue his grip and so if you want anticipate donald trump leaving. Perhaps his influence will be diminished among some republicans. But i'm not going to bet on that first second because if if there's anything that donald trump loves it is the spotlight and he's gonna do all he can to stay square in the middle of it like a moth to flame lease we'll be right back congresswoman donna edwards and alexa mccamman. Thank you very much for coming on the show today. Thank you up next trump. Twenty twenty four buckle up but first as we go to break let's listen to what senator bernie sanders.
"president elect biden" Discussed on AM Joy
"They come to work. They've been completely safe. We have birth nine filters we have a qr codes the deliver contact tracing for anyone. Who dines at our restaurant. We've been doing everything we've been asked to do. Unfortunately let me make a quick little analogy. If i can't six hundred seventy thousand independent restaurants in this country. How many service stations do you think are filling stations five hundred thousand less so. There are five hundred thousand more restaurants in this country. Can you imagine if service stations were asked to close for the safety wellbeing of our country and they didn't get any federal relief whatsoever. We have a plan on the floor. The pass congress that forty nine senators already an unfortunately politicians in washington. Dc are putting politics over policy. An people and it needs to be passed. Needs to be passed right now danny. Speaking of putting politics over people. I'm going to bring in joel. Heitkamp post News and views on geo radio there in north dakota joel. Great to see you. Can you tell our our audience. What's going on in north dakota the pandemic well. The governor finally put in a face to face mask mandate actually put some bite into it. He waited a long time in fact. He held his press conference at ten o'clock at night. That's the news cycle. But that's neither here. Nor there finally put the mandate in place. It's got a little by little bit by two. It's got a thousand dollar fine to fifteen hundred dollar fine. But we've got a bunch of sheriff's here in north dakota told the governor to bite me. They're not gonna enforce. They said they're not gonna enforce it. Here we go on the site. Joel joel. I'm sorry to interrupt you. Can you say that again. The governor put in a mask mandate with bite with teeth into in it. and what. What are sheriff. Saying in north dakota. Well they said bite me. That's how i put it. They said no. They're not going to enforce it. They told their people. Just use common sense as they have before in the sheriff's won't enforce it and so here we sit. We're at a place where the governor finally did. Something and the sheriffs are are sending out a message to people not verbally. But they're doing it through social media that they're not going to enforce what the governor put down as a mandic laurie. Garrett your reaction to shariff's in north dakota with a pandemic is exploding as it is exploding all over the country. Well we see that tension all of the country right now. A lot of police don't want the responsibility of enforcing epidemic rules and it puts them at personal risk. Especially if they're not wearing their masks. We haven't really got consistent policies across the country and so it's easy for bites squabbles between individual mayors individual police departments into real messes as has happened even here in new york when our police department had very high toll. Many police officers succumb to covid at the peak in the spring. When i would say is that. If there's one thing the biden administration can do that can make an enormous difference on inauguration day it is to put the cdc back in the driver's seat read commenced the kind do daily briefings that used to come out of the cdc for every other prior epidemic reinstitute. The special ops sitter berm urgency operations and command including providing daily advice to police departments daily advice to mayors governors all over the nation so that we have consistent policy and that police departments all over the nation began to see. This is our job. Our rule in a pandemic bursitis. Here's the health department's role. Here's the hospitals role. Here's the insurance companies role right now. It's utter chaos and it just isn't patchwork responses dependent on local politics and in many cases local personalities who hates and dozen hate. The mayor who hates doesn't hate the sheriff. This is not a way to stop a pandemic real talk. As always from laurie garrett lori thank you very much lightfoot. Thank you doctors protest gandhi and margaret hamburg. Danny meyer and joel heitkamp. Thank you all very much for coming on the show this morning coming up. Representatives adam schiff and ilhan omar here to discuss the future of the democratic party. And so much more. Keep it right here..
"president elect biden" Discussed on AM Joy
"And danny meyer founder and ceo of the of union square hospitality group. Everyone thank you very much for being on the show this morning. Dr dr condie. Let me start with you. Because you're coming to us. From from austin texas another state that is dealing with a ballooning corona virus pandemic. What are you seeing from where you are. We're definitely seeing it front and center here folks know that. I work at a nonprofit health center here in east boston. What i'm most worried about is that we are seeing increase in patients. And when i'm talking to my patients many are afraid to even get the coronavirus test because they're afraid of they're positive they're gonna get fire. So you've got to understand the backdrop in texas right. We lead the country in the number of uninsured. If you're black around child you have three times higher rate of poverty than me out and so the social safety net doesn't exist. People are afraid to get tested and it's pounding pandemic you know laurie garrett listening to mayor lightfoot listening to dr gandhi and the fact that the stance that i've talked about at the start of this of this segment is it's mind blowing and heartbreaking that the united states is in the position that it's in without a national strategy and without a president of the united states right now who is focused on getting a handle on an laurie from your vantage point. Do you think the incoming biden administration will be able to rein in this pandemic or are things just too far gone. Jonathan i think we have to have a lot of faith in this very very smart group of people that's been assembled as the biden task force and we do have toolkits. We have ways to do better. The problem is we have two months before that occurs and in those two months we have a government. That's just not you know has totally checked out. Is just not paying attention to the epidemic. It just keeps claiming that they're making plans for how government should act in february march and april when they won't be in power and is refusing to do the normal dignified hand shot shake across administrations at the very least to let the biden people inside the cdc inside the fda. You have on this panel. The great dr peggy hammer who used to run the fda. And i'm sure she can tell you how horrible it is to try to imagine steering this giant aircraft carrier institution that you're trying to park in a parking place fit for a volkswagen and you. You can't get any handshake from across the aisle to tell you here's how we've been running the fda. Here's what's in the in the coker. Here's how we plan to approve vaccines etc you take that. Take the fda. Take the cdc go across the entire government. This is the situation. We're in to horrible months ahead with exponential increases eleven million of cases. We're at bay. Basically a quarter million deaths in america we will be three hundred thousand desk quite horribly by december. I if not sooner we could very well hit christmas. With four hundred thousand cumulative american deaths this is out of control. Dr hamburg's your name was invoked and you are the former. Fda commissioner love for you to react to what. Laurie just said but also if you could weave in their your reaction to what. The impact is of the announcement of pfizer vaccine trials. And how successful. They've been well. Thank you you know as you noted. This is a heartbreaking. Tragic situation and. I'm afraid that what's happening. Right now can make things worse. These next weeks and months are going to be absolutely crucial. Just trying to contain this virus. The numbers are all going in the wrong direction and we are facing a very dark winter. The news about the vaccine is very very encouraging frankly. The level of possible protection offered by the pfizer vaccine was announced. Last week is higher than we all expected but it is going to take time to complete the studies and to get the vaccine out to the people who need it i to the priority groups at most risk and then to a broader population. And in the meantime we cannot let down our guard as we seek to protect hell limit infections and prevent our healthcare systems from being overburdened and the messages now that have to be sent about maintaining strengthening and extending those public. Health measures wearing masks avoiding large gatherings. Social distancing proper ventilation if you are inside all of those measures have to be continued states and localities will need as mayor. Lightfoot was talking about to strengthen the public health precautions protections during this period to limit spread. And we have to recognize that we cannot have a patchwork approach to this. We have to have systematic approach. That looks at the data and and implements appropriate public health actions and not being able to have a smooth transition is going to undermine our critical public health agencies going to undermine the development and implementation proper distribution systems and oversight monitoring systems for vaccines if and when they become available and is certainly going to continue to worsen the fact that we're not getting clear and consistent communication from our leaders about what is happening and what needs to be done dan. I'm gonna come to one second but mayor mayor lightfoot. Could i get your your reaction to to the pfizer vaccine trials. And how hopeful are you that a vaccine could be made available and made available made available to the nation but also made available to people in your city.
"president elect biden" Discussed on AM Joy
"We proved to the rest of the country. The has not earning blue. What we have to fail though is not persuade people what we have to get the boat out this is. The team assembled here today. That will change georgia because change is coming to georgia his soon. America retirement is coming pursuit. Or david purdue. All eyes remain locked on the nation's new political epicenter georgia and it's pair of senate runoff elections on january fifth. History shows runoffs have rarely been kind to democrats but the party is going all in on these races because the outcome will not only decide which party control which party controls the senate it will also shape the legacy of joe biden's presidency and his ability to implement his agenda joining me. Now is nevada senator. Catherine cortez masto. She's also the chair of the democratic senatorial campaign committee senator. Thank you very much for coming on the show this morning morning. Jonathan grade to join you okay. So you've got not one but two senate seats that democrats are hoping to win. How confident are you. That reverend raphael warnock and john will actually be able will be able to succeed in their quest to take over those seats in the senate john. Just little numbers all ready with the presidential. This is the first time. A democrat in a presidential race has one georgia in twenty eight years so the numbers are there and we have great candidates. They have been working hard as you can imagine. You see from the existing election that happened and georgia's expanding its diversifying. So many people have been working hard to register a democrats and voters in georgia and talk to them about the issues. That matter to them so i feel really good and i think we all do about the opportunity. The numbers are there for us. It's just about a ground game now. we have to. We have talked to voters. We have to be able to turn them out in this short time because the election as you well know. The runoff is january. So right now. It is about organizing on the ground making sure people have acidy valid when early voting starts In december making sure they turn out in person That we're talking to them but the voters are talking. Excuse me that candidates are talking to them about the issues that matter. You're talking about the ground game. Making sure people get their absentee ballots and participate in early voting to me. That sounds like turnout. Let's take a listen to what stacey abrams pry. The georgia had to say about her efforts to register voters in georgia. What is it about your approach. That so different. We started working on this initiative and twenty ten after we lost every statewide elective office for democrats. It wasn't enough to register voters. We they see your focus on registration and engagement. It's like giving someone the keys to a car but never teaching them how to drive. We built a ground game that absolutely combined. Those two pieces so senator. Cortez masto a stacey. Abrams was able to register. Eight hundred thousand new voters. Is it possible in in a runoff election that you will be successful in turning out those voters again. Yes they turned out and turn georgia blue. By having president-elect joe biden win the state but will they have the enthusiasm and energy to turn out again to send us off and worn off to the senate. There's no doubt about it. Look at first of all the energy is already there. We are seeing record. Numbers of people already in the state register are signing up to volunteer. I mean i cannot tell you how many people are engaged right now and and jonathan think about this way. There's so much at stake who controls the senate races are really defining who controls the senate. And what's going to happen for this country. Who's going to be fighting for individuals for healthcare to reduce prescription drug costs to address pandemic. That has having a just an incredible impact on our economy. Getting an really fighting to make sure we can turn this around. It's the democrats working with a biden administration. That are gonna do that. That's why this is crucial. And that's why jon and reverend warnock they're out there talking to a georgians about those issues and it matters. At the end of the day. So senator let's say poss- off and warnock are unsuccessful and republicans maintained control of the senate of the chamber. How will anything get done on. Behalf of the american people because whatever it will come out of out of the democratically controlled house will go to the senate and it'll go and die at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the country and people are out of work as a result of it john. You're absolutely right. listen. I come from the state nevada. We have the second highest unemployment rate in the country. One point three million nevada on an appointment out of one point. Five million workforce nevada. That's because of the pandemic has hit us so hard and that is true across the country. But what. I do know after being in the senate for three years now. It is a legislative graveyard mitch. Mcconnell and control. i don't understand how he doesn't address the needs of all americans across this country right now. His focus is not on that. This focuses on his own political gain and keeping power. And that's why. It is so important for george winston. Turn out to support. John often reverend warnock. Because if we are able to move them and put them in the senate which we have the ability to do then we have a democratic controlled senate. That can move forward and solve the problems that are that so many americans are dealing with right. Now senator last question for you if wore knocking ossoff or not successful in winning those seats and the democrats don't take control of the united states. Senate should senate minority leader. Chuck schumer remained leader of the caucus. Well we've already voted. He is leader of the caucus and it is not an issue about us coming together as a caucus and working hard on behalf of this country because we have been unified and we have been fighting. It really is one man. That's in control of the senate right now. And that is mitch mcconnell and you just said it's legislative graveyard. Nothing is happening. He has not even working in a bipartisan way. I people don't realize there's bipartisan bills. Out of committees that. I work on that. I work on with my colleagues across the aisle. They're going nowhere. They're sitting on the floor of the senate. That's outrageous to me when so many americans are struggling right now and they want a a senate that is going to work for them not against them. Nevada senator catherine cortez maskco. Thank you very much for coming on the show today. Thank jonathan coming up chicago. Mayor lori lightfoot city is.
"president elect biden" Discussed on AM Joy
"And who one. Which state well there's a pesky ron pesky runoff election in georgia on january bid and bingo as there is a belief among some republican strategists that to have this fiction continue will stoke turn out in georgia and the you just simply don't get when donald trump is not on the ballot in that kind of turnout that republican still need to get to win those two states and they don't need the overwhelming energy of democrats who were voting against donald trump. So georgia has become this grab bag and one pragmatic reason that you hear some republicans say that it can be put off this acknowledging of reality but the point is as stewart was staying. This is doing horrible damage to democracy to the idea of democracy to the sanctity of american elections and the idea that we have peaceful transfer power. We're sending a horrible message to the country and to the world congresswoman edwards. Let me bring you in here and talk. Have you talk a little bit more about the impacts. All this is having on the georgia senate races as at least just pointed out you know part of this may be one of the reasons why republicans on capitol hill won't acknowledge the fact that joe biden is president elect is about keeping the base ginned up so they turn out for the georgia. The georgia runoff elections. How successful do you think this will be four. Republicans or democrats as equally fired up about the despite the runoffs in georgia. I know my conversations. Jonathan with people in georgia is that the georgia organizations and the candidates themselves are highly motivated to continue this track. They really see a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of flipping. These two seats both warnock and into democratic hands. And i think the problem for republicans is while donald trump is continuing his quest to change the hearts and minds of the people he already has and he somehow one this election. He's really not concerned about georgia. And that's why you see. Senate republicans particularly mitch mcconnell and other republicans. Really try to keep wanting him to keep that fire stokes so that they can use it in order to try to gin up that base with donald trump on the ballot. They know what happened in two thousand eighteen when donald trump was not on the ballot. Voters didn't really care and democrats want a lot of seats in the house. And i think that they are running the same risk. Obviously here in georgia and let me just say that the bigger point here is that for a transition to to happen is about releasing those resources from the general services administration so that the transition teams and biden harris can get get to work and that's that is a real danger and a danger our democracy in terms of a transition peaceful transition of power whether or not donald trump says the words i concede or slips up and says he want again doesn't really matter but it's the functioning of government that really matters so that we can get to noon on january twentieth. Jeremy let me have you talk about sort of our hamlet there on black lives matter plaza just south of lafayette square. How damaging is it to democracy as as congressman was putting it but also to our standing in the world when we have a president of the united states who tweets one thing conceding that conceding the election and then within minutes reversing reversing himself well jonathan. He's undermining the sanctity of elections undermining the concept of democracy and it makes it much harder when our diplomats go abroad and point a finger in the chest of an autocrat and say why. Don't you guys have more democracy have more freedom and they can turn around and say. Look at your own president. Look at your own system. He's saying that elections are rigged and they shouldn't be respected. And if you look jonathan. What's happening at the pentagon the president last week. Fire the secretary of defense. He fired the undersecretary for intelligence. He fired the under secretary for balancing fire. The chief of staff he fired the entire segment of the leadership that's responsible for an orderly transition and so this is not only depriving the biden team of intelligence but it's also undermining national security of very dangerous and precarious time alexi yesterday in washington. As we all know the million maga- march was was happening. And it's sorta felt like inauguration day all over again in terms of oh exaggerating about crowd size. Here's what kellyanne mcenany tweeted out. All caps amazing more than one million martyrs for president trump the senate on the swamp and support a best base in political history. We love you guys yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah. I don't weren't a million people there. Alexi there were not million people there. There were a couple of thousand folks there but that's just a reflection of the fact that we know that president trump and the folks around him care much about the facts and figures because they know the facts figures. Don't help their case. That's also reflected in these these baseless legal strategies and lawsuits that the president is pursuing. None of these legal actions are poised to change the outcome of the election. Historically it wide recounts have only changed the margins by about four hundred thirty votes and while joe biden's margin might be thin in several states. It's certainly not that then. So the facts. Don't help them and they know that. And that's why they don't rely on the facts but what is what is really detrimental in this whole situation. Is that this. Rhetoric and these baseless legal actions and lawsuits are really having the potential to de-legitimize the outcome of the two thousand twenty election in the eyes of millions of americans and trump supporters. And it makes me think about this idea of trump versus trumpism that i've had conversations with racial justice leader is about democratic strategists and operatives and lawmakers about this idea that yes joe biden might have beaten donald trump as president. But that doesn't make trumpism go away in this environment that he has created go away and that reflects the high bar that biden has an is facing when he is inaugurated in january twentieth. And you know one of the things that kelly o'donnell pointed out in her report from the white house talking about you know the freudian tweet and the stuff that came came after it is the impact this is having on the president's future prospects wanna put this report from usa today where trump wants to make money off the fake stolen election crisis he created. Don't let him and says for days president. Donald trump has been blessing. His email lists with urgent plea for contributions to fund litigation challenging the results of last week's election the fine print on trump's fundraising solicitations makes his intentions clear. The buns are going to a new trump leadership. Pac called save america sixty percent and the republican national committee committee campaign account forty percent. This looks like a good old fashioned bait and switch stuart stevens. I would also say that this looks like the griff that keeps on giving how on earth. I'm sorry i'm just sort of exasperated. How the people the seventy s something plus million people who support the president to who these emails are going to are actually giving this guy money still yet look at the trump campaign from the very beginning has been a large criminal enterprise. More people have gone to jail associated with campaigns any campaign since watergate and more gun and go to jail. What you're going to see in the days ahead is an attempt by the trump campaign control of the rnc. That's really not about political power as much as about trying to cover up a financial misdoings. And that's what they're down. Try to use to orange for a large slush fund and it's again up to republicans to take their party and say no donald trump. It's not your piggy bank but you see absolutely no information and it's i think just extraordinarily week..
"president elect biden" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Go back unsentimental level. How likely do you think other countries are going to respond to american foreign policy. The does want to try. And the united states more engaged to should flex america's leadership muscles is. That gonna go over well or we gonna find that. The world has moved on via large over. Well we'll certainly go over well with our partners. Europe and asia if one looks at some of the street celebrations. One works at the city of the congratulations message. The tone of them from europe asia and the chancellor merkel was very prompt in congratulating vice president biden becoming president-elect Say some other. Governments are not quite so prompt. The authoritarian governments are clearly less prompt. Clearly i think for them. This is not good in many ways once again. The united states is more likely to be an example of a fully functioning democracy once again issues of human rights and democracy promotion are likely to come to the fore once again. Cooperation with allies is likely to be a staple of american foreign policy. For all these reasons. If you've latimer food or xi jinping. Maybe mr john and turkey president philippines. This is not necessarily a good of developments for you. I think for countries like israel or saudi arabia have diplomatic for a special relationships with this administration and they are obviously concerned that they will have much less access They're more likely to be on the receiving end with some us criticism over the next four years than they were over the last four years i think for countries like israel at saudi arabia. They're to very quickly have to figure out. How do they navigate things with this president. Biolog- i think the democracies you're happy and the authoritarian slash populace luton's around the world but probably much less comfortable curious retreat as i mentioned at the top your veteran of four presidential administrations. There are also many spent a fair amount of time in washington. You know the old saying personnel is policy. I don't wanna get into who president-elect biden may pick or not picked but how important are the choices that he makes for secretary of defense secretary of state national security advisor and other positions. We can think of for his ability to conduct foreign policy effectively. Always say how much does the president himself really dominate matter in. How much it really does depend upon the team. He assembles has birth. As you said before though this president is going to have to probably devote the lion's share of this time internally so i think the team becomes important. I think the good news for joe biden has got a lot of experience people to choose from. I don't know who is going to choose but a lot of them a lot of use analogies on your show you're allowed to use football analogy so we just have to know that it's american football you're talking about not the kind of football a play in the rest of the world but you've got a lot of people who i would say essentially you're playing the game not that far from midfield they've worked in previous administrations. Whether it's the obama administration some cases clinton administration..
"president elect biden" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Energy and climate policy will be among the top priorities for president. Elect joe biden's administration but there will be some challenges. Biden is facing the prospect of a divided congress and competing demands from the energy industry and environmentalists. Joining me now to talk more about how the administration will navigate all that is wall street journal energy policy reporter. Tim pogo hi. Tim thanks for being here. Hi thanks for having me. So tim tell us broadly what we know. So far about president elect joe biden's energy policy. He's shooting big headline is two trillion dollar plan. That focuses heavily on infrastructure. He's trying to get power plants and the broader economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The stated goal is to eliminate them across society by twenty fifty and so the big spending plan would help jump start that pay for things like going to low emissions mass transit expanding around the country paying things for like for new transmission to connect wind and solar power generation to demand markets. All across the country so in its biggest iteration it is in many ways a moonshot. So now you write that. This is likely to face challenges on several fronts. Let's start with the energy industry itself and states that rely especially on coal and oil for example. What are their major concerns. Well the major concern. Is that the oil industry in particular is a huge employer and you saw this on the campaign trail the supplies to gas production as well. Shale drilling is huge not just in traditional states like texas and oklahoma but it has grown a lot in in places like pennsylvania and ohio and it feeds into industries like steel in in ohio and pennsylvania and michigan in sand in wisconsin and minnesota. The concern is that if you move away from the oil industry too quickly to go to to lower carbon sources of energy that you put all those jobs at risk and so it's not just the states where a lot of those jobs are but it's unions in particular we're talking big parts of the biden coalition of the democratic party constituency. That want this to happen. In a measured way that does recognize the transition needs to happen to slow global warming but doesn't put the huge parts of the us economy tied into the oil and gas industry at risk of devastation. Very soon can you parse out for us where biden stands in relation to more progressive environmental policies. Like the green new deal. Biding this tribes a thread a needle. Here he's adopted the elements of progressive environmental policy that that combine climate policy with a jobs program essentially one of the reasons that he wants to do this. Two trillion dollar plan is that it focuses heavily on infrastructure spending. You know that in theory should people put people to work building new transmission lines building transportation infrastructure <hes>. Plans to help out the auto industry to help them sell more low emissions vehicles. So that part he has adopted but where he has bristled because of pressure from moderates and even from republicans is in in you as i said earlier are quick push to basically get rid of the oil and gas industry or to put a lot of government pressure on them to shrink their markets in favor of electricity and especially low emissions electricity. Like wind and solar. And so. that's you know that's where the rub comes in <hes>. There there's a lot of pressure on him to maybe the infrastructure works. Maybe we can do this spending but anything that seems more a punitive against the oil industry. I think of eliminating a lot of the tax breaks. They get there is a reluctance from even major parts of the democratic party to push forward with policies like that
"president elect biden" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"At the business day ahead. We'll get quarterly earnings from lift and kodak. In addition apple is expected to announce laptops with apple microchips. It seen as a big jolt for the company as we talked about last night on the show both the dow and the s. and p. five hundred set intraday records with the nasdaq ending the day lower and stocks. That had been hit hard by the pandemic also soared in other parts of the world. Let's get a quick update with markets editor quinton web in hong kong. Well so what we've seen today in. Asia is actually a sort of similar to what happened in the us on monday. So there's a big kind of rotation out of these formerly high-flying technology stocks and into all of these sectors that are been beaten down by the pandemic so banks oil companies airlines. Those kinds of stocks have surged trading. Here so actually. Whilst the kind of headline movement in index levels hasn't been that big below the surface. We've seen this big kind of adjustment of positions as people basically say well if there's actually quite good likelihood of a vaccine an effective vaccine coming soon then maybe we should reconsider some of these companies just ahead. President elect biden faces a pandemic an economic crisis. A closer look at what it will take to restore jobs and confidence after the break..
"president elect biden" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Today a week after the election the affordable care act will be tested when the us supreme court hears arguments to eliminate the healthcare law. Eliminating the aca was one of president. Trump's main goals when he campaigned in two thousand sixteen. The wsj's jesper raven explains why some states field. The aca is unconstitutional. This is a case that actually seeks to strike down the entire affordable care act based on a change that congress made in two thousand seventeen That's when the congress reduced to zero the penalty for failing to carry health insurance. Something often called the individual mandate because the supreme court in twenty twelve upheld the affordable care act as an exercise of congress's taxing power the challengers a group of republican led states organized by texas and backed by the trump administration. They say the mandate is no longer attacks because it doesn't produce any revenue for the government. If it's not a tax the constitutional basis for the mandate disappears and the mandate is essential to the entire affordable care act and therefore the entire affordable care act should go into the garbage heap if a majority of justices agree. At least twenty million americans could lose coverage if democrats end up controlling the senate they could support a bid to expand the aca. The number of corona virus cases in the us surpassed. Ten million drugmaker eli lilly has received emergency use authorization from the fda for its antibody drug to help treat early stage covid nineteen. It's for patients who aren't hospitalized. The news comes after pfizer announced encouraging results in its vaccine. Trials and as president-elect biden unveiled plans to fight the pandemic as vote counting continues in some states attorney. General william bar has given federal prosecutors permission to pursue what he calls substantial allegations of voting irregularities in a memo that was made public on monday bar allows prosecutors to bypass rules which require investigations to wait until election. Results are certified if they have reason to believe that. Voting irregularities in any state may have impacted elections. This comes top. Republicans have given support to president. Trump's legal efforts to contest the result of the election which was won by joe biden. Senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell spoke on monday as the president continued to make unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud. We have the system in place to consider concerns and president trump is one hundred percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and way his legal options separately. President elect joe. Biden's transition team is also wayne legal challenges. Which could force the trump administration to recognize biden's victory looking.