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Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on News and Information with Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff
"Story There didn't know anything about that. That's I think that's about again. Yeah, so they were creating their own narrative. Basically lying. Intentionally and now very proud of it. All. Chester out of the network did what it could to paint President Joe Biden as young and healthy to combat criticisms of his old age and possibly declining mental faculties. Always your shots at him jogging, human behavior, cheese and like, like you paint him as a Young geriatric, a young geriatric young general Jerry after someone was reviewing the video, said Dope We can't show that because he looks too old. That's right. And, uh, He went on to talk about now that Trump is gone and biting his in What comes next for focus.
U.S.'s John Kerry in China for talks ahead of climate summit
"U. S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China ahead of president Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders China's minister of ecology and environment said the discussions in Shanghai running through Saturday aimed to boost cooperation on climate change and exchange views on the U. and climate change conference known as cop twenty six to be held in Scotland in November a brief statement from the ministry said Kerry would be meeting with China's top climate negotiator fellow veteran diplomat said Jan one the U. S. and China are the world's biggest carbon emitters and both have set targets to become carbon neutral in coming decades although China state the date of twenty sixty has been described as not ambitious enough I'm sorry I shockingly
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson
"Quickly. How long would it take for this to happen? Well, you know, it really depends on how quickly it could move to the Senate again. The House is likely to approve it next week. But look, if this bill passes and it's signed by a president Joe Biden, there's likely to be years and years of litigation that will follow. And every legislative act by this new state. Every legislative Act of Congress where representatives from the new state have voted on it could be potentially called into question. During this litigation, and so it's very problematic and again, The better path would be for a constitutional amendment to be used to achieve the sea state that if that's a goal that someone wants.
Biden Set to Issue Sweeping Sanctions Against Russia
"Our main headlines, The United States is preparing to announce sweeping sanctions. Against Russia for alleged misconduct in particular what Washington says where its efforts to disrupt the U. S elections. And a group of former US officials has gone to Taiwan in a bid to signal what a White House official said was President Joe Biden personal
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge
"6 19 would be a PR play cut from President Joe Biden yesterday. How okay and I want I just want you to let it simmer there for a little bit. Okay? Don't overplay it. I want you to listen to it. I want you to think about it. You're asking a lot but going on and then we'll come in order. Here is here's Joe Biden yesterday he was speaking to Al Sharpton's group. By the way, Um and and here. Here's what he said about some of the new voting legislation we're seeing across the country of our country are backsliding into the days of Jim Crow. Passing laws that harken back to the Arab poll. Taxes on black people were made the guest. How many beans how many jelly beans in a jar. Count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap before they could cast her ballot. So I want you to think on that how what He just said. Okay and then and then let's talk about this new legislation that's out there in several states and checked traffic..
Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11.
"I'm anthony davis president. Joe biden plans to withdraw the remaining two. And a half thousand. Us troops from afghanistan by september eleven. Twenty years to the day off to the al qaeda attacks that triggered america's longest war. Us officials said yesterday disclosure of the plan came on the same day that the us intelligence community released a gloomy outlook for afghanistan. Forecasting low chances of a peace deal this year and warning that its government would struggle to hold the taliban insurgency at bay if the us led coalition withdraws support. Biden's decision. would miss say may first deadline for withdrawal agreed to with the taliban by his predecessor. Donald trump the insurgents had threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops. If that deadline was missed but biden would still be setting near-term withdrawal date potentially allaying taliban concerns a senior biden. Administration officials said. The pull outs would begin before may first and could be complete well. Before the september eleven deadline significantly it would not be subject to further conditions including security all human rights. Us secretary of state anthony blinken and s. defense secretary. Lloyd austin are expected to discuss the decision with nato allies in brussels. Today biden's decision suggests he has concluded that the us military presence will no longer be decisive. Achieving a lasting peace in afghanistan a core pentagon assumption. That has long underpinned. American troop deployments joe biden's administration has told congress is proceeding with more than twenty three billion dollars in weapons sales to the united arab emirates including
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on AP News Radio
"U. S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China ahead of president Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders China's minister of ecology and environment said the discussions in Shanghai running through Saturday aimed to boost cooperation on climate change and exchange views on the U. and climate change conference known as cop 26 to be held in Scotland in November a brief statement from the ministry said Kerry would be meeting with China's top climate negotiator fellow veteran diplomat said Jan 1 the U. S. and China are the world's biggest carbon emitters and both have set targets to become carbon neutral in coming decades although China state the date of 2060 has been described as not ambitious enough I'm sorry I shockingly
Biden to Accompany First Lady to Appointment for 'Common Medical Procedure'
"A procedure during a medical appointment early Wednesday. A medical appointment has been added to first lady Jill Biden schedule as the White House says she and President Joe Biden will travel together for her to have what is described as a common medical procedure. White House didn't detail the nature of the procedure. Both Biden's, according to the administration, will then return to the White House later in the day. The
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on 5 Things
"Found the biden administration on thursday. We'll announce new sanctions on russia. The move comes in response to the russian hacking campaign that broken into federal agencies and in response to election interference the sanctions will be the first retaliation against last year's hack known as the solar winds breach russian. Hackers are believed to have infected software with code that help them access the networks of at least nine agencies. Tensions are already high this week between the two countries. President joe biden told russian president vladimir putin that the us would act firmly in defense of its national interests on wednesday director of national intelligence. Admiral hanes also told senate lawmakers that russia along with china and the coronavirus pandemic our top global threats. We assessed that. Moscow will continue to employ a variety of tactics to undermine. Us influenced and erode western alliances while russia does not wanna conflict with the united states. Russian officials have long believed that washington is seeking to weaken russia and moscow will use a range of tools to pursue its objectives including mercenary operations assassinations and arm sales. It will also employ as we've reported publicly new weapons in cyber capabilities to threaten the united states and its allies and seeks to use malign influence campaigns including in the context of us elections to undermine our global standing.
White House: First lady Jill Biden to undergo 'procedure'
"The White House says First Lady Joe Biden will undergo a procedure during a medical appointment early Wednesday a medical appointment has been added to First Lady Joe Biden schedule as the White House says she and president Joe Biden will travel together for her to have what is described as a common medical procedure White House didn't detail the nature of the procedure both Biden's according to the administration will then return to the White House later in the day the president is to address the nation of plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September eleventh he is also expected to visit section sixty of Arlington national cemetery the final resting place for many service members who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq Tim McGuire Washington
President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28
"President Biden will address a joint session of Congress later this month for the first time in his presidency house speaker Nancy Pelosi's invited the president to share his vision to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday April twenty eighth this speech will come days before president Biden's one hundredth day in office giving him an opportunity to update the country on his progress it's also a chance to make his case for the two point three trillion dollar infrastructure package he unveiled earlier this month because of the corona virus pandemic the address is expected to look different than a traditional joint session when members of both chambers crammed into the house some internet critics have questioned why Biden hasn't given the state of the union address but in the last several decades every president has waited until their second year in office to deliver that speech Jackie Quinn Washington
European Lawmakers, Executives Urge US To Halve Emissions
"Influential figures in Europe are urging the US to hall of greenhouse gas emissions dozens of European lawmakers business executives and union leaders want Washington to cut emissions by fifty percent in the coming decade compared with twenty oh five levels ahead of president Joe Biden's climate summit European officials and industry representatives called in an open letter full of trans Atlantic alliance to tackle climate change and achieve a just and sustainable transition toward a low carbon economy the suggested goal would be almost double the target set by the Obama administration after it signed the Paris climate accord in twenty fifteen I'm Charles last month
US federal court to decide fate of Dakota Access Pipeline permit
"Representatives of the standing rock sioux tribe. Say the biden administration should take action against the dakota access pipeline standing rock and three other tribes have sued the us army corps of engineers for issuing an illegal permit for the pipeline under the trump administration. Now they say president biden should not leave it to the courts to decide whether the pipelines should be. Shut down victoria. Wicks reports brandon. Maui is a councilman with the standing rock sioux tribe. He says president joe biden should follow through on his promise to become a leader in environmental battles and protect the missouri river from potential. Oil spills. From the dakota access pipeline. So it's not just the right for us got enough to have access to those clean waters to ensure that those waters or clean the also millions of people downstream. Now he says president biden should do what other administrations have not done require. Us government agencies to sit down with tribes and nation to nation consultation and take seriously the expertise of tribal leaders. Maui made his comments at a news conference. Following an april ninth hearing in a dc federal court where a lawyer for the corps of engineers told the judge the agency doesn't intend to take action on the pipeline for at least a year after an environmental study has been completed in the meantime the pipeline operates without an easement standing rock attorney. Is john hassle men of earthjustice. He says in granting permits the corps of engineers has historically treated tribal consultation as a box to be checked haslemere says the corps should consult with tribes as an opportunity to learn if they had listened to the try from the beginning we considered where the pipeline was cited. This whole thing could have another federal court. Hearing is set for april nineteenth in the meantime hassle men in maui say standing rock will continue to pressure the biden administration to step up for national native news. I'm victoria wicks in rapid city. South
Major training: Biden dog gets help adjusting to White House
"I'm Julie Walker major the dog belonging to president Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will get major professional help adjusting to the White House after a pair of biting incidents last month that was three year old major and twelve year old champ both German shepherds when they moved into the White House now major will be getting private training expected to last for a few weeks according to the spokesperson for the First Lady last month the White House confirmed that major had nip someone during a walk shortly before that incident the dog because what the White House said was a minor injury to a secret service employee on March eighth both dogs spent time back in Delaware after the first incident on national pet day on Sunday Jill Biden tweeted photos of both dogs caption I love these two I'm Julie Walker
Korean Battery Makers Reach Settlement in Boost to Biden's EV Policy
"A last minute settlement in a bitter US trade dispute. We get more now from Bloomberg's Susanna Palme. SK Innovation agreed to pay $1.8 Billion to LG Energy Solution, a unit of LG Cam Limited, the settlement will avert a 10 year import ban of SK Innovations batteries into the U. S and ends the two year dispute between these two companies. President Joe Biden was facing a Sunday deadline to decide whether to overturn the import ban or do nothing and let it take effect. His decision pivoted on two critical policy issues a desire to promote TVs as a way to help curb climate change. And the U. S. Is longstanding backing of strong intellectual property rights. Ah band could have put as many as 6000 battery manufacturing jobs in Georgia at Risk. Susanna Palmer Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.
Trump Goes After Pence, McConnell in Speech to Party Donors
"A weekend meeting in Florida for top Republican Party donors had been intended to be unifying the former president trump apparently voiced his unhappiness with the number of prominent GOP figures the former president delivered the meeting's closing remarks at an invitation only event in his new home inside his Mar a Lago resort trump's advisers had said he would emphasise his commitment to the party and Republican unity but multiple people in attendance say trump went off script slamming Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell as a stone cold loser and mocking McConnell's wife Elaine Chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said he was disappointed in his vice president Mike pence who presided over the congressional session that certified president Joe Biden's election victory afterward former house speaker Newt Gingrich said Republicans are quote much better off if we keep focusing on the Democrats period I'm Ben Thomas
Biden to Rush Vaccination Support to Michigan as Governor Urges Limits
"President Joe Biden is sending out vaccination support to Michigan but not vaccines due to the state Having the worst outbreak in the nation nearly 6900 new cases and 74 deaths on Saturday, President Biden plans to use the federal government to help Michigan better utilize the doses. The state already has a plan also includes increasing testing capacity and providing more medication for the sick. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is asking for a two week cause of in person learning in high school. Was indoor restaurant, dining and youth
74 Police Officers Injured in Week of Belfast Violence
"Seven nights of rioting on the streets of the northern irish capital of left seventy four police officers injured in what observers say is the country's worst violence in years late thursday. The white house appealed for calm. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland. President joe biden spokeswoman jen psaki said in a statement adding that biden hoped for a secure and prosperous northern ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard one piece.
Biden administration wants $1.5 trillion in 2022 discretionary spending
"President Joe Biden is releasing a $1.5 trillion wish list for the federal budget. He's asking for an 8.4% increase in discretionary spending. With substantial gains for education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The administration's outline kicks off a months long process in which Congress is likely to significantly reshape those
Texas investigating child abuse allegations at temporary migrant facility
"Texas governor Faults Biden after child sexual abuse allegations surfaced in migrant facility By the way, about a third of women coming north are raped, according to the immigration groups that monitor this stuff. And since the numbers are much bigger now, thanks to Biden. The numbers of rape so much bigger now to absolutely extraordinary stuff. S O Texas Governor Greg Abbott demanded a migrant facility be shut down in Texas. After allegations of child sex abuse surfaced while blaming President Joe Biden for his handling of the southern border situation on the influx of unaccompanied minors. The makeshift facility set up by the federal government at Freeman Coliseum, and San Antonio is the subject of complaints regarding allegations of child sexual assault a shortage of staff to supervise the Children properly. And accusations that those in custody aren't being fed properly, The Republican announced during a Wednesday evening press conference, adding that solo miners are said to be testing positive for covert 19 and staff is not physically separating them to avoid the spread of the crown of
Israel: March of the Living Honors Medical Workers Battling COVID
"Israel's most over the living this year almost medical workers battling because the nineteen thousands of people usually take part in the March on the grounds of the former Auschwitz death camp which had been run by Germany in Poland but for the second year in a row the event took place virtually due to the quota virus pandemic the online ceremony has included a special award to Dr Anthony Fauci special medical adviser to president Joe Biden who was recognized the moral courage in medicine that she said he believes that the heating alts lie in the path of goodness the same part all of you he says have chosen in remembering and listening to the voices of those who perished in the Holocaust I'm Charles last month
Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction
"I'm anthony davis president. Joe biden drew a red line on his two point three trillion dollar infrastructure. Plan on wednesday. Saying he's open to compromise on how to pay for the package but in action is unacceptable. The president ten fiery in an afternoon speech saying the united states is failing to build invest and research for the future adding that failure to do so amounts to giving up on leading the world. Compromise is inevitable biden. Said will be open to good ideas in good faith negotiations. But here's what we won't be able to do. We will not be open to doing nothing. Inaction simply is not an option biden. Challenge the idea that low tax rates would do more for growth investing in care workers roads bridges clean water broadband school buildings the power grid electric vehicles and veteran's hospitals the president has taken heat from republican lawmakers and business groups for proposing corporate tax increases should finance and infrastructure
Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction
"President Joe Biden says the American jobs plan will create many good new jobs is the single largest investment in American jobs since World War two. And it's the plan that puts millions of Americans the work to fix his broken in our country. Speaking at the White House, Biden called the plan blueprint for the future and argue that renovating the nation's infrastructure is long overdue. The president said he's open to compromise with Republicans but insisted he is not open to doing nothing. He again argued that the quote in action is not an option and plot. Biden's plan has generated little enthusiasm among congressional Republicans. Many haven't complained about the price tag of the more than $2
"president joe biden" Discussed on COVID-19: What You Need to Know
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"president joe biden" Discussed on COVID-19: What You Need to Know
"The same way other presidents had in the past and then of course that first stop was a very sombre one at arlington. But this walk down the flag-draped pennsylvania avenue was maybe that moment and so out of the motorcade president biden walk down pennsylvania avenue escorted by members of the military a drumline from his alma mater. The university of delaware he walked alongside the first lady at one point running to the sideline greeting some people and some of the few that had gathered. There may have been a reporter. It was hard to tell but from there. Then it was onto the white house for the first time as president of the united states and and aaron just a few moments after that vice president kamala harris got her moment walking down pennsylvania avenue alongside her husband holding her daughters hand and she waved to reporters in in the big media risers and there was this great moment where she was asked. What's your first job as. Obviously she's walking down as vice president she quipped. I'm walking to work. She right away. Got to work especially in the united states. Senate taking her place to swear in the new democrats from georgia and her replacement from california ever so slightly tipping the balance of power in favor of the democrats. Abc's molly nagle joins us now. Joe biden though is going to have to summon all of his political skill to get through what he wants. That's right. he's really going to face a challenge. Here he's coming in with a lot of ambitious policy. Agenda is being being proposed all at once. We we talked about that Nearly two trillion dollar cova plan that karen was talking about earlier That has been a priority for biden. He signalled that even before he took that oath of office but he also took other action today introduced a comprehensive immigration bill. This is a sweeping measure. That would give an eight year pathway to citizenship For those here in the country illegally as of january first of this year as well as take a very different approach to the issue that Really animated so much of the president of the former president trump's administration so this is going to be These are two major efforts that he's going to have to work across the aisle. And of course this is something that he pitched as a strength of his during the campaign. He talked about being a bipartisan. Deal maker and somebody who had a record of getting big legislation done By working across the aisle. But this is where the rubber meets the road. He's really gonna face challenges here as he heads into this administration and and starts to work with congress all while they're dealing with this looming senate impeachment trial You know that he's talks about bringing unity to the country and bringing the country together but this is going to be a challenge is going to face in the early days of his administration particularly when he's looking to make progress on these big promises to get relief to the american people. Abc's molly nagle. That does seem though that the new president is not eager to confront the question of whether his predecessor should be impeached. Abc news political analyst. Steve roberts is with us. We just heard a short while ago from jen. Psaki the new press secretary who seem to rather avoid the the the question when pressed a couple of times about whether biden believes president trump should be convicted by the senate well. It didn't seem that way. It was that way she. She ducked the question three times And we've known this already that joe biden Is not the least bit interested in my view. And i think that made it very clear in the impeachment process It's been forced on democrats in some ways by the grassroots Activists who are so angry and and with good reason at the events of the capital two weeks ago but biden takes a longer view of things for one thing impeachment Would consume a great deal of time in the senate. He wants to get going quickly as my colleagues have just pointed out but if the senate is focused on impeachment that's time they're not spent Reviewing his cabinet appointments. It's time there not spent beginning negotiations on a covert bill It's time not spent building relationships across party lines because the larger point is for all the talk about unity. And i do think i agree with rick klein that there's at least a brief window here. A republican leader mitch. Mcconnell has signaled that he's ready for the donald trump Era too and he's ready to talk to his old friend as he keeps referring to joe biden after all they spent many years together in the senate but impeachment would immediately reopen those wounds impeachment would immediately and a highly partisan and divisive issue into the middle of the senate at the precise moment when joe biden wants to avoid that so the timing for him in terms of his agenda and his priorities is terrible. And so it's not a surprising that the white house is ducking. Every question about impeachment wants to make sure that there are no biden fingerprints on impeachment. Wants to make sure that Republicans in the senate do not blame joe biden for introducing this highly divisive issue. Because if he were to behind it it would undermine right from the beginning any possibility he has of working with republicans and that's something he desperately wants the do jen psaki said from the briefing room. He wants a bipartisan bill. On cova d- relief. You can't have that if the senate is fractured era. Abc news political analyst. Steve roberts and i wanna pull and compton. Our white house correspondent emeritus into the conversation biden. Is someone who knows the pain of loss and failure He offered nothing today but his commitment to restore america and work as hard for those who didn't support him as for those who did absolutely right and the tough part for him now. These are all long term. Challenges can be quick out of the gate today but in one hundred days were wearing masks. Make a real difference in the pandemic which seems to be at its peak six months. Will he be able to get economic damage really being repaired in the economy and of course the violent political divide in this country has been decades in the making and he can say to the seventy four million americans who opposed him. Hear me out. But all of these are long protracted problems how does he keep the momentum going and how does he keep americans do leaving that he can make a difference erin. Abc news white house correspondent merits and compton with us as president biden and vice president harris. Get set to move toward the lincoln memorial for a celebratory gala at the end of a long day of inaugural ceremonies. Abc's alec stone. This is where president elect biden began the inaugural ceremonies with a memorial service. In memory of the four hundred thousand corona virus victims illuminating.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
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"president joe biden" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I mean also when you bring up georgia it i just. I have to bring in all the painstaking work of registering to vote people of color across that state that stacey abrams did before she ran for governor that she has continued to. Do you know disclosure as usual. I know her from law school. But you know maybe also what you're talking about. David is the difference between investing in this kind of on the ground work. That is very incremental. And it's hard to see the gains from it right away but if you don't do it then you never change the whole you know complexion instead of possibility of the electorate. But that's a good awesome. Also people were going to do crazy stuff regardless of the polls mitch. Mcconnell was never really in danger and a boatload of money went into that state so it's not just the polls that are motivating a lot of the money that goes into these into these races And there was so much democratic money to that I don't know that you can put all this on the pollsters. But i think the most important point is the one that carries over from the last discussion. We were having which is what kind of country are we and we can. Obviously we want to have a conversation about what kind of we want to be and therefore public opinion in the way people feel are irrelevant But the only way you can find a way to get people to change their behaviors have some understanding of where they start from. And you know lots. And lots of presidents have tried through one way or another lincoln used to just walk the streets. Fdr sent his wife out into the country because it was hard for him to travel to get some idea where the country was. And how do you do that. If the bay main mechanism which is your polls are giving you a bad view of the country. and i don't mean that just presidents. i mean that for all of us because again who cares what the country things on some level but on the other hand you have to know where the country thinks what. The country thinks in order to make change Sometimes to is we are talking about probably record turnout in this election. Somewhere between sixty six percent and maybe sixty eight or sixty. Nine percent of eligible voters voted. But that's still only two-thirds like that is going to be the highest. Since one thousand nine hundred and think of that one third of american adults are still disengaged so you know when people talk about changing the shape of the electorate. It's really hard to get those people to decide. They wanna vote regularly but there there are many of them. Polling is a clever marker. Clever way to keep people's attention. And i'm not sure what you would put in. Its place because it is just as misleading to do anecdotal reporting where you go and talk to a trump voter a democratic voter And use that one person to signal. Something socially significant. That isn't any more accurate less like if we are investing more local news like high. No the sky starting this podcast operation to do harm us like that. See you know then. You could have much more real insight. I mean maybe what we're also talking about is that we've valorize overemphasized polling right as were Impoverishing this other way of understanding communities. And actually there's an interesting. I saw an interesting thread on twitter about this. Emily which is someone was saying. I would like to look at sort of how people voted and then look at news desserts. And there's any correspondence between places where established Good sources of local journalism have vanished and and whether they're voting patterns that can beat started. And i bet there are. I bet you would see both lower less voting in places where where media has vanished also just higher levels of social mistrust which i would think would to your point earlier would correspond to voting the more conservative nelson maybe missed shifts in the electorate right. Like how much. How much reporting was there. On this Counties in southern texas along the ground in the rio grande valley where there was a big shift of latino voters from clinton to trump took me aback. I don't know anything about that part of the country. Maybe it's been well covered. But i kind of doubt it and now i really wanna read all about it joe. I have four quick points. David your point about getting people interested in a race through polling is true. of course. that's the big problem you know. I mean we get people interested in races by talking about the totally superficial so it's probably on us a little bit still to stop thinking to stop being addicted to polls and maybe think about things that are more important in the races but The other thing is and seltzer. Who does the polling for iowa was dead on so there is some benefit to people who can just do it right. The final thing is obviously social science. Research is important for knowing deeper things about the country. It's the kind of cotton candy bowls that are the problem not probably all bullying. Let's go to cocktail chatter when you're having a cotton candy martini. Which i think is true. Real drink shocking. Will you be chattering about. I don't have a chatter. I've been to focused on the election. So i'm going to take a pass. This week lay are here. I am going to put you on the spot john. What's your favorite welp. Second fact that you know about president. Woodrow president william howard. Taft that his one of his best friends in the world Died and his personal security agent died on the titanic and it It devastated it really. He was like he was completely undone by By his death that that was awesome. What is it saturday. great chatter. Emily what is your chatter has been it back together. I am watching us. Supreme court case that came before the court for argument. This week it's called fulton vs city of philadelphia. The city of philadelphia has a rule that you can't discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation. It had a contract to screen eligible foster parents with catholic social services and it turned out that this agency didn't want to accept. Lgbtq people as potential foster parents so the city terminated the contract and the agency has sued to say that they are freedom of religion is being infringed on here so this case that directly tees up antidiscrimination law against religious liberty. There is a big president from nineteen ninety written by justice antonin. Scalia called employment division versus smith which says that if you are a government entity and you have a neutral law that you're generally applying to everybody and it happens to have the effect of infringing on freedom of exercise of religion. That's permitted so this case is seems to fly directly in the face of this major precedent the conservative majority on the court seemed very hostile to the city of philadelphia's arguments very solicitous of the catholic social services and the question will be how broad the ruling is on justice. Cavenaugh seem to think that because the city had lots of other agencies at it had contracts with that were accepting. Lgbtq potential foster parents. That would be okay to give a sort of religious liberty carve-out to catholic social services. We'll see if that holds are not as the kind of narrow version of this opinion. So it's a one of the major cases to watch and it was one of the first times that justice barrett has been on the court. She asked him kind of fairly neutral hypotheticals so it wasn't really clear while shell land when you began that chatter. Emily you said. I'm watching and i was like great. I'm going to hear about a new net emily's watching i'm really looking forward to it. Then you're like oh my god. I'm so glad. I have to talk to her all the time but you did. You actually actually hug you all the time and also you often tell me that netflix shows. You're watching the telephone. My cheddar i was. This is almost a dickersonespn chatter. Which is that. I too have been so consumed of course as we all are and then i was thinking. Well what brought me pleasure. This week and i realized there was something that had brought me a great deal of pleasure this week. And that is benton's bacon and i chatted briefly about benton's bacon which apparently is familiar to john dickerson benz. Bacon is a fantastic bacon that you can get in various gourmet food stores around the country. It is from ten it is hickory smoked it is really thick. It is incredibly smokey and it cooks perfectly it. Just e every.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I'm sure you've you've had to think about this more than emily. I have in the past few days after the two thousand sixteen election there. Was this tremendous reckoning about this the sense it pulls had been wrong and and pollsters went out to correct it into sample more non college educated white voters in particular to make sure that was being reflected that they were balancing education. Better and yet. It looks like if there was an error in two thousand sixteen th the errors is even worse than twenty twenty any thoughts on how we should. How would you start to think about this well. Before we knew polling misses that helped democrats that were pulling misses that helped republicans so in twenty twelve. There was a lot of Concern about republican polling bias. Like in gallup. For example there was a consistent biased towards republicans and So the thing to question or the wonder is whether there's always a polling medicine. They're just different kinds of mrs and there's no particular bias to the mess or whether there's an ideological bias to the mess that's one set of questions. The second is whether there's a particular kind of miss when it comes to donald trump and then the third thing is they're always misses because stuff changes so for example. My view that was informed by lots of collar ship on the power and importance of debates. I think is is evolving must evolve for maybe two idiosyncratic reasons or one india syncretic reasonable. Another one is structural. One is donald trump. Is you know operates outside of the normal behavioral patterns and therefore his debate performance was just so out of control that it had an effect whereas normally candidates never vary that far from the median. And therefore you know they don't have. They don't play a role i think. Donald trump's Debate performance did play a role secondly because of early voting and played a role because people could vote right after it so they could take an opinion about donald trump. Say i'm done with him. Locked in the vote. And that's it. So i guess. My point is views that we have about voter. Behaviors and patterns are always changing based on the circumstances. And so we need to be alive to that and then the question is but but here you really had polling. That was messed up all up and down. The line so in other is not just didn't not just media but also the individual races and they got it they got it wrong in more places and in different ways so for example in arizona i think the actual average was about two two and a half points which you think of the margin of error. You're you're okay there with what's ultimately going to happen in arizona. Not so true in florida. Where biden was i think the average he was up two and a half and i don't know how many points they'll lose florida into by now but he will have lost them. Was there really a shy trump voter. Did people misunderstand. The inroads that trump had made in the latino community in dade county. I think we're going to have to figure that all out but the miss and we'll have to see what the final result is too and it doesn't appear that it has to do with people not saying they want to support trump because the whatever the polling era was was the same polling error for senate candidates and house candidates republicans generally so. It's not that. Oh i don't wanna say that. I'm supporting trump. And that's why trump looks to be polling low. It's at the people who just missed a ton of people who are to vote republican. Well didn't they try to correct for the era that they didn't wait for education enough in two thousand sixteen and people thought that was going to fix the problem and then it turns out it has not. I mean if you have polls enclose states that miss by four or five points. They're effectively useless as an if you've polling averages and then probability models based on those averages then it's really hard to see how this is some introducing some kind of rigor even though it has been hugely had a huge impact on political journalism. And on how we all talk about these races so one theory of this. I think comes from david shore. The data analyst is that people are much less likely to answer to pick up the phone and answer the poll if they have low social trust and so you just wind up with this unrepresentative sample of people. Even if they're republicans they are not like trump voters Turns out the democrats or people support. Democrats are more likely to have social. Trust and i feel like if you combine that with the incredibly low response rate for simply answering your phone as we shift to cell phones and even on landlines it so much easier to screen calls. It just seems like if you're reaching two or three out of every hundred people you call like. Maybe we just can't do this anymore. In an effective way we need to have more ways of understanding the electorate because this one is just insufficient and also it has it has an actual effect. Which is if you think about. Say the jamie harrison lindsey graham race. Now there are reasons that people put money into that race. In general people really a lot of democrats really wanted lindsey graham and the idea that that that was the within the realm of possibility i think inspired people to to over Over invest in that but if the pulse had been accurate in that race it have been incr- it'd been crazy every dollar that people put into jamie. Harrison's campaign would have been better spent in georgia every single penny of it. It's like actually mislead the professionals and causes a wrong allocation of resources and probably probably ended up costing democrats a bunch of seat somehow gift to be a little careful because otherwise you have a situation in which the only people who pull well or the people who look like traditional politicians i e white men and so then you never get the kind of investment in black candidates earn women you would otherwise want. I mean you're totally right about over investment and jamie harrison the you know tens of millions of dollars but it would've been it would've said it would have said it would have south carolina's incredibly hard state for democrat to win it just like really really although because it's the balance the partisan balance and that is really off. It's gonna take something incredibly difficult to change that georgia less so because georgia the demographics of georgia different. So let's put money on in the warnock race in the offering in in cal cunningham because those are states which are which are more accessible and let's not get taken by this mirage that that poll can give them..
"president joe biden" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"It's today or within three days after the election that they can count ballots and the trump campaign has already said that they're going to sort of re argue that issue which has already gone to the. Us supreme court several times. I want to emphasize that we are in the throw. Everything at the wall and see what sticks phase of litigation right now right which is to try to just launch as many arguments as possible to see what then what arguments will then crystallize to be important for the count any particular area but we do not have a single issue like we had in two thousand and florida. You know so called dangling chads in the light right right now where there's sort of scrambling about two to concretize. What might be the arguments about fraud because there is no evidence of fraud that anyone can point to. they're using litigation as a way to try to unearth some of that evidence nate. That's that's my question. Which is Distinguishing a legal. Request that say An attempt to to handle fraud and illegal requests. That's a plea for because you're losing so that's i guess maybe it's not a question but an opinion so let me ask you a question which is when you look at the the day to day people the secretaries of state the people who who care about this stuff How do you feel they're doing in terms of just doing the basic processing of the votes in the places that might be the most legally contentious. Well they're they're doing what we would expect them to do And you know they were prepared for this possibility. So for example secretaries day jocelyn benson in michigan said that michigan would not have its votes counted until friday. There are states where in localities. Where would like them to hurry up. nevada for some reason. A clark county has not felt like there's a fire on a underneath them at and so a part of the problem here is that some of these states For example north carolina will be receiving absentee ballots for several more days now and so that any counts that they would complete right now Would need to be adjusted for the late arriving absentee ballots. But i haven't seen any evidence of malfeasance or a dereliction of duty on the part of the state or even local election officials. And then the other thing to add. Is that in a couple of these states especially pennsylvania. They wanted to start opening the ballots. That arrived by mail early before election day. Which is the law and like totally. The part of the process in states like florida and ohio where they got it all done really quickly but it was the republicans in the legislature refused an agreement that would have given election workers time to do that kind of preprocessing. So it's not that like the secretary of state in pennsylvania or some local election office is just like sitting around causing the delay. They were unable to open these envelopes until seven. Am on november third. And that's why it's taking a long time to count because there are millions of ballots coming into places like philadelphia and allegheny county. Which is where pittsburgh is neat. You mentioned that the role of the state legislature. Emily mentioned it again. What how likely. How feasible is it for the state legislature pennsylvania to serve say. Oh yeah we don't like the result of this popular vote. We find problems in it. So we're gonna we're gonna just appoint our own slate of electors is that is that a is that a trivial thing for them to do no not not not trivial. I mean that would be a move Which is something that hasn't happened in one hundred and fifty years eight hundred. Seventy six election was the one where we had competing slates of electors coming from states. And so it's it's it would be a dramatic thing for them to do And we don't actually know how the system will handle competing slates of electors for example. You have a governor. Indoor supreme court from wednesday certifying one slate of electors legislature. Certifying another There's there are presumptions that created in federal statute as to which electors should be the presumptive slate when congress makes that consideration on on a potentially debates competing slates of electors starting on january sex. But that would be a dramatic move and you would expect that there be your supreme court involvement before and after that to deal with the question is what is the legitimate slate of electors and it's relic that the state. Legislators still have that power in the constitution. it's back from when people also didn't directly elect their senators and we changed that in the constitution. Left this in place. I think of it as like an appendix kind of vestigial organ. That's still sitting there. And you know to take away from the voters. The right to directly elect the president like that is something we have essentially taken for granted for much more than a century. And it's an incredibly important part of american democracy. It would be a huge huge up people to to change that. And i think because the election went so smoothly and the counting seems to be going fine. There's it's just really hard to contemplate whether it'd be any kind of reason for that right now. I also just add something. Which is that out. We shouldn't assume that the the constitution says that the legislature can just decide to appoint electors they determine the manner of appointing electors. And that's a subtle but important difference because given the way the federal law is is crafted Determined manner already as to how the electors are going to be a point. That was the election by voters. And then what would happen here. That's being positive that they would take back or change. The manner of appointing electors after it has already been specified and that actually has implications for the electoral count act which says that if the procedures were in place before the election than the presumptive slate of electors would be the one that had been determined according to those procedures. So that is your point that it would legally be harder to 'cause you're not just changing the electors you're changing the procedure for creating the electors. Which seems like a much more complicated thing to do and would seem to be more obviously politically motivated. And you'd have to make a case for why you're changing the way you will create for while you're changing the procedures to create electors. Does that create a higher legal hurdle for that kind of funny business. Well yes it certainly creates a higher legal hurdle but it also is presumptively invalid under federal law is what i'm trying to argue here and so that if you end up doing that then basically there's a directive to congress that the valid slate of electors is the one that was chosen according to procedures that were in place before the election got it can. I just piggyback then. Another question innate You and i talked about maricopa county last. We were together Obviously everybody's watching arizona and that county got any insight into what's happening What's happening there at this last minute. You know it's funny. I remember when we spoke about this. And i said yeah. You know. says they're going to take some time. And then all all media indications where no no no they might be able to get it done earlier because they were they were pre processing earlier now including from people like me and so i have no insight into what's actually happening in the canvassing boards like They have a lot of mail ballots as was predicted And so you know right now what. I'm paying attention to is. You know where those mail ballots coming from and how it's leading to changes in that account and and let me emphasize this just from a practical perspective..
"president joe biden" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Hello and welcome to the slate political gabfest for november fifth twenty twenty. The president joe biden question. Mark question mark question mark edition. I am david. Plots of city cast in washington dc. I'm joined from new york from maybe the studios of cbs a cbs news. Is john dickerson. Hello john hey david and from new haven from her home office cozy home office by emily babylon of the new york times magazine and yale university law school. Hey david ooh the garbage truck stopped just so i could say hello to you. Oh nice on. Today's gabfest. I mean i guess what we're talking about. We're just talking about the election will first topic. We'll talk to nate. Personally the excellent stanford law professor about the legal challenges to this election. And what may happen with some of the legal issues that have been raised by president trump and his supporters. And how those will play out in the coming months. Then we'll will talk about. Why democrats did so poorly in republicans did so well down ballot and should democrats be delighted. If biden manages to eke out this election or should they be more in full because they did not capture the senate seats in the house and they did not do well in state elections either. And why did that happen. And then we'll talk about the polls were the polls really wrong. is polling doomed. What do we make of this quadrennial. Topsy x zoom around polling plus. Of course we'll have cocktail. It is eight twenty eastern time on thursday morning. You know the state were in. You know better than we do. What state ran with the presidential election as we're looking at it. Michigan and wisconsin have been called for biden. Arizona is an odd limbo nevada as an odd limbo. Pennsylvania is counting very slowly and trending in biden's direction and georgia. Looks like it's going to be extremely close. Joe biden of course also has a massive margin in the popular vote but nothing is certain until well. We will find out when that is. Because we're gonna talk to nate personally. Nate guest on the fest a couple of weeks ago. He's of course. A professor at stanford law school. He's also the director of the healthy elections project at stanford and mit. He's an expert on the law of elections. And what may happen between now and inauguration. Day so nate. How briefly if if the voting trends hold and it looks like biden has enough electoral votes to be president. How does he become president. What obstacles are in the way from him having the electoral votes on paper to him actually being inaugurated with the first step is to get the certified. Totals of the vote from each jurisdiction each state. And that is going to take some time. I did the first step is to actual count the votes right. We're still in the vote counting process and and we don't know what those who are. Then there's going to be a at certification. And then there will be potentially recounts once the votes are certified and then potentially legal action at each stage to either contests the count or to condense the recount And then once you have the votes counted and then a the electoral counac says that by december eighth if the processes are are completed that that is the presumptive electors for the electoral college. That meet a week later on december fourteenth and then on january six. The congress will a mike pence actually presiding over congress will open the certificates for a of the electoral college slates. And then if there's a conflict at that point than congress's supposed to resolve the issue here. I think a note of perhaps weariness inmates voice its first of all because i'm sure he's been Constantly barraged not only in the weeks leading up to the election when he was one of the people who's intensely involved in making sure that it went smoothly but also watching what's happening since then also thursday morning we're starting to see i'm starting to feel more tents because there have been you know all of this rhetoric from president trump claiming that the results are fraudulent in this incredibly responsible way and i had been feeling for a dan half or so that that just wasn't having real impact but now we're starting to see protests outside of some of these election centers where votes are being counted and people have the right to peacefully protest but the volume is kind of rising. And i don't mean shouting shouting also fine but i'm starting to just get worried. That trump is fueling what could turn into a more serious confrontation. But do you guys think i'm exaggerating. Like is this just one moment in this week. That's gonna pass. Well let me just start with. I past tense very long ago. And so now You know we're we're sort of just trying to understand all the various allegations that are made against the process. We need to trust the process to actually produce a result as hard as it is and to be patient during this time when patients short supply But i think that one of the things that makes this election and this post election period different than say florida in two thousand is the number of states that are involved right. It would be one thing if it came down to one st and you can sort of focus your protests and your arguments on that right now at least we're in a phase where it seems. Many states are in dispute. We don't know what the final electoral college map is going to look like but that should have that creates greater confusion because they arguments and the strategies in different states are different. I will say look. I think it's it's too soon to assume that this is going to lead to action. Let's say outside of the courts and orderly process the suggestions of violence in like. I think that we have ways of dealing with this. But the and for that matter that the local jurisdictions are prepared for that. Everybody knew that if this was a close election that they had to make sure secure the vote-counting process nate. When you look at what's happening in the legal arena in the courts which are particularly attuned to what are the themes in the challenges that have been filed or challenges that appear to be on. The verge of being filed is there. Is there a theme in the pudding. Well there's several different strategies and many of the complaints that we're seeing now had their seeds that were planted even in the pre-election period and so there is the general argument that local elections officials are secretaries of state have gone beyond the election rules in a state statute that lays the groundwork for a challenge that under what we call the independent state legislature doctrine under the provisions in the constitution that says state legislatures shall determine the manner appointing electors and so if they can make an argument that these local officials went beyond the state statute that is one kind of argument. Implicit within that and sort of a joint to it is a set of arguments about sort of discrimination and political manipulation right. You can see this in some of the arguments that were made in pennsylvania that That the local officials the argument goes are essentially not counting votes honestly or that. They allowed for different types of voters to a defects in ballots or to cast provisional ballots and so that that might lead to accusations of fraud. Then you have other should've arguments that came up in the pre election period about the counting ballots after election day that will happen in pennsylvania. Where i guess..
"president joe biden" Discussed on The Daily
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"president joe biden" Discussed on The Daily
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NY TIMES DOT com slash subscribe subscribe okay so that's more or less or the story stands on Sunday yes and then then trump comes out and addresses the media about the allegation. We had a great conversation conversation. I had was largely congratulatory. E says that he had a conversation with the president of Ukraine. We don't want our people like vice. President Biden is done creating fitting corruption already the in Ukraine and Ukraine Rawda Joe Biden but what he said is that he wouldn't give I think it was billions of dollars to in your brain unless they fired the prosecutor who is looking at it. It's done it's done company. The company that has done worked with and that's the thing and believes dead there. He's real wrongdoing that is not being examined so the president acknowledges having a conversation with the president of Ukraine in which he complains about Biden complains about Biden son accuses the two of them of corruption corruption. I have to say for those who believe the president pressured Zilenski to investigate his rival. It certainly feels like trump is giving them a fair bit to work with correct the president appears to have given his political opponents a fresh avenue to go down as they tryin investigate him trump often wants to get institutions whether it's the FBI or Justice Department or in this case a foreign country to investigate investigate his rivals and for his rivals to be tarnished by that investigation and to me it fit a pattern Saturn that we had seen with him and here he is doing it again but at the same time giving the Democrats a entirely highly new issue to push in their effort to prove that he's corrupt you know I'm struck by the timing because you mentioned that this phone call the president trump had with the president of Ukraine happened in late July so that's right after the Miller report it comes out which is a years long investigation into meddling in American election by a foreign government and yet here we are the call occurs the day after muller testifies at that point. It's pretty clear that the president is going to pay no real political consequences for the contacts that his campaign had had with Russia during the election including meeting with the Russians about dirt that the Russians claimed to have on Hillary Clinton so why if the president in his own mind thinks he survives the Mueller investigation. Why wouldn't he continued that behavior if he hasn't had to face a consequence for it? So where do things stand now we are you just getting a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on this most recent news with regards to the whistleblower reports to democracy as the gravest abuse of of power that trump has done since coming to office. Here's what she says. If the president has done what has been alleged than he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his administration and our democracy be believe there's a freshness to this and they can use this as a new way of investigating the president and hopefully getting that resonate with the public in ways that Russia did not and Mike why would this be the greatest in the case of Russia Russia appears to have been the one reaching out to the trump campaign to help them in this case the sitting president of the United States may have been using his diplomatic power to pressure a foreign country to do work for him that would benefit his this campaign. It's a proactive use of power that we have not seen before the other thing is that when the d twenty six teen contacts between Russians and trump associates happened trump was not president he had no presidential powers hours to push the Russians on different things in this instance he is the president and he sort of mixing together gather diplomacy and political operations that would benefit himself Mike in the end. How important is to what happens next next in this case whether or not this conversation the president trump is now acknowledging happened encouraging Ukraine to investigate Biden's son that it ever involved evolved a discussion about money than it was a quid pro quo well on one hand it would be hugely important because it would show the quid pro quo and what would be given in exchange for the health? There would be a Hey you do this. I'll give you this but on the other hand. Why does it matter? You're the president of the United States and you're asking a far smaller country. That's dependent on you to do. Something isn't money essentially already on the line. Isn't it sort of implicit that if you're speaking to the president of the United States and he's asking you to do something that you could face a financial consequence or benefit because of that. I wonder if this is starting to feel all like the Twenty Twenty version of twenty sixteen where Republicans will say that we should really be investigated is Biden. and Democrats will say no. No no what should be investigated is trump's conduct yeah in twenty sixteen sixteen it was all about trump's saying that Hillary Clinton was corrupt and the Democrats saying but look at you do and here we are again but in Clinton's place we have Biden and we have the Republicans saying why isn't anyone looking into Biden's corruption.
"president joe biden" Discussed on The Daily
"So what do you find about this complaint will what we learn earn about. This complaint is that it had been made to someone known as the Intelligence Community Inspector General the ICE E. AG in Washington Lingo he is the watchdog for the intelligence community and we learn that he has looked at this allegation and founded credible but despite that he's been unable to pass that information in a long to Congress who he reports to on how he is policing and keeping being a watch over the intelligence community and why is he having trouble getting this whistleblower complaint to Congress the system is setup up for whistle blowers to come forward about government wrongdoing and for that information to go to an inspector general and for it to be reported to Congress but but what happens if it involves the president of the United States and what happens if it involves potentially privilege conversations sations the president of the United States was having what had happened is that the IC I g had been unsure unsure how to deal with this had looked at this and said Oh what do I do and had consulted with the Justice Department and the Justice Department had said no you cannot and not give this to Congress technically the ICI actually is part of the executive branch and by extension works for the President and the trump administration is saying hey executive branch employees. You can't do anything with that. You work for us and we're telling telling you know so at this point. We know that the complaint involves the president a conversation he had with a foreign leader. You're and something that bothered the intelligence community and those three things or a potentially huge deal for any precedent so we dig in is hard as we can to try and find out any little bit more we can Abou- how what is in this complaint in what it relates directly to and in the process of that we learn something interesting which is what what it involves Ukraine and what is it about Ukraine crane that starts to signal what this conversation might have been so there are two pretty interesting data points and the first is that for several months the United States through trump has been withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in aid that the Ukrainian say that they need to protect their own sovereignty and protect themselves from the rush in that brings us to the second data point about Ukraine you and that's that in the past several months as the president and his surrogates have moved their attention towards attacking hacking Joe Biden. We happen to have the man in the middle tonight. The president's supporters specifically his personal snow lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the show glad I'm on tonight because what you just said is totally. Erroneous have been pushing the notion that when Biden got the prosecutor fired the new prosecutor who Biden approved. You don't get to approve a prosecutor in touchy unless something fishy is going on the new presidential candidate Joe Biden has corrupt ties to the Ukraine and needs to be investigated because because of that the new prosecutor dropped case not just I'm biting kid and the crooked company Biden's kid worked for Barista that was done as a matter of record or not Tober of two thousand sixteen after the guy got tanked with Giuliani has tried to exploit is the fact that Biden Son Hunter was on the Board of a Ukrainian energy company that has been accused of wrongdoing and Giuliani has essentially essentially been saying that when Biden was vice president he pushed to have a prosecutor in Ukraine gene fired in order to prevent the prosecutor from looking into allegations related to his sons business dealings there you won't cover it and you want to cover some ridiculous charge that I urged the Ukrainian government to investigate corruption well I did and I'm proud of it. The allegation you just allegation you just added into that of course would be in the service of embarrassing and hurting Joe Biden's presidential candidacy. They don't make any bones about it. They're out to defeat him in twenty twenty and are fairly open about the fact act that they are trying to hurt his candidacy they see him as potentially the biggest threat to trump reelection and Mike is there any legitimacy as best we can tell to what Giuliani is saying about Biden's son and what action by took from what we can see. There's no evidence to back up these claims by Giuliani and in fact it wasn't Joe Joe Biden's decision to have this prosecutor removed. Many world leaders in organizations. Were calling for this prosecutor securer to be ousted okay so given those data points of the things we already knew about Ukraine. How does it connect back? Actress whistleblower complaint will were starting to wonder whether the fact that Ukraine's wanted this money that trump was holding running back on it and that trump wanted Ukraine's to investigate this was at the heart of what the complaint was about and then we learned that on July twenty fifth trump had a phone call with Ukrainian president below d'humieres Alinsky on on eight different occasions on that call trump told Zielinski that he should investigate these allegations and share the findings things with Giuliani and do we know if the money that Ukraine wanted from the trump administration whether that came up during the call we don't know aw whether it came up but we do know that earlier this month. The trump administration released that money to the Ukrainians cranium twenty pieces together you have laid out a scenario in which president trump calls the president of Ukraine and presses presses him to investigate his political opponents son and all the while it would very much be in the air that he controls two hundred and fifty million dollars that that that president of Ukraine wants while he is proposing that that president of Ukraine basically do him a political favor correct.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I wanna thank you for all of your surface to our country and i want to thank you for being here this evening for honoring us with your presence there i wanna thank you so very much guys i'm glad you there terry and i hope you keep going kid even though you're only twenty four the interview with joe biden was recorded tuesday evening at why y in front of an audience attending a dinner in which biden received why wise lifelong learning award the interview is produced for broadcast by amy salet with moods eighty and technical director orgy bentham and audio engineers charlie chire coming up moore encouraging reviews the new novel do not become alarmed that begins with this epigraph from teddy roosevelt americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience this is fresh air support for this podcast of the following message conference crt it's time to get growing with commercial wenbing leasing and treasury management services from cit cit works with companies across a wide variety of industries including transportation technology energy manufacturing health care and retail cit has the experience and expertise to help you grow your business for more information about how your business can grow with cit visit crtvcom put knowledge to work molly malloy as a prolific writer known for among other things her to domestic novels liars and saints and a family daughter and more recently her apothecary trilogy written for young adults her latest novel as its title suggests goes off in a different direction here's our book critic marine kerrigan's review of do not become alarmed.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Is just solace we listening to the interview i recorded with former vice president joe biden in front of an audience at why why we'll hear more after a break this is fresh air thanks for listening to fresh air here's another npr podcast to check out planet money they're always looking at the business and economics of really interesting stories like why open offices took off and why there terrible and why there aren't a lot of women in tak you can find planet money on npr one or wherever you get your podcasts dealer that of people in america call your local joe word i i really great for a whole lot of makes me feel really owe but um but will or what i've found is terry that dumb i learned how to become the most popular politicians who merck announce you're not running for president it'd be authentic because i think people are looking for today is someone they can look at and say this guy this woman is gracefully telling me the truth not being bitter not being a obnoxious but said this is where i stand this is why stand here and this is what i believe if i heard you correctly said it the way to become a popular politician is to say you're not running for president helps so did you just say you're not running for president let me be completely share with you know i have a bad habit of answering questions straightforwardly.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I i meet not irregularly i get calls from heads of state in other countries and i make sure to let the vice president of the united states know that i'm having the median so it's not like i am doing policy and i ask if they have a position they want me to take but there's an apoplexy out there on the part of an awful lot of people because what happens is there such an overwhelming consensus among business across the board on the paris agreement on states governors and legislators and in other countries china and what we're doing is we are we are are forfeiting our leadership in the world order and i really mean that our judgment is being put so much in jeopardy by some of the things that are decisions are be made it of nothing to do with the environment a semi my god if somebody do that what the hell are they going to do with why am i gonna follow them on a beer see that's what's happening around the world today relative to some of the decisions it may have been so so contrary to what is in the interest of the country and interest of the world we're listening to the interview recorded tuesday evening in front of an audience at why why after a break we'll hear more of the interview in which we talked about presidential tweeting biden's thoughts about a possible run for president and how reflect on his family losses i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message conferemce lack for companies all over the world from the very small to the very large slack is where work habits create a team in minutes and get everyone on board slack gives you one manageable space in which to gather all the people you need to talk to all the projects you need to keep tabs on an with more than nine hundred apps seamlessly integrated with slack all the tools you need to get things done find out more at slack dot com.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"During the campaign that russia was trying to interfere in the election and that you and the president decided not to say anything to the public about it what i've read and you can tell me if this is accurate or not is that there are a couple of reasons for one s at you didn't want to give the appearance of interfering in the election in a way that would support hillary and the other was he didn't want to do russia's work for russia's since russia's goal was to create chaos and have americans lose faith in the electoral process do you have any regrets about not having said something at the time no how come people who had no were informed brewers no direct evidence who we could find of them have actually able to manipulate the actual machines endure voter rolls home and you know in this environment i think president was right in this environment we would have been accused of beating gays and trying to manipulate the election by using information that was not self evident to the public would require the release of classified information to prove it would have been i think uh for worse so the trump administration is trying to repeal and replace obamacare if care healthcare act they've been in undoing a epa regulations pulling out of their paris climate accord considering restricting trade and travel with cuba do you feel like you're watching the obama biden legacy being undone and what is your reaction to watching these things being undone is that i watched the national consensus of republicans or democrats below done everything you mentioned every previous republican president to some degree another shared or view and we build on the progress progression that have been made what i see being on undone is is basically the attempt to undo the liberal postwar order i see being undone the the consequences of paris.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And the aggrandisement of power is enhanced when you for example attack the press you attack the courts you'd de legitimize what's going on and but they are a minority what worries me is the supreme court decision a campaign contributions with the most damaging things occurred in my career institutionally because for example when we when uh when garland was nominated by barraq everybody talked about carling you know you reported extensively all those republic the this is the guy brock one out his way to do it should be done as a student of that gone out and found someone who could be gained the respect of republicans and the stiffarm recycled fourteen of my colleagues every republicans every single one acknowledged me they were wrong every single one said joe i know this is the right thing to do but joe if i change if i do such and such the coq brothers look amendment five million dollars in my campaign or i'll end up with a primary come in from the right and my party wherever that's no profile encourage but it relates to how the nature of campaigning and the impact of big money can have an expert dential impact quickly and immediately and in the senate and the house is even worse which are amanda we're listening to the interview recorded with former vice president joe biden in front of an audience at why why we'll hear more after a break this is fresh air support for fresh air and the following message come from rocket mortgage by quicken loans rocket mortgage gives you confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home on with rocket mortgage you can apply simply and understand all the details so you can mortgage confidently to get started goats iraqi mortgage dot com slash fresh air equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccess dot org number thirty thirty.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And that was my greatest disappointment that george bush let all this lapse and after new town the president asked me to handle that we put together a program that somewhere between eighty two and eighty seven percent of the people throughout america agreed with me including fifty six percent of those were members about our a rational gun policy including modern technology to have smart weapons so you own a gun with your your fingerprint could fire the gutted cetera and i was i was so disappointed that uh the farright was able to so affected layyah frightened the hell out of members of the house and senate that they would not we could not get the best so reasonable is the first african american president the only african american president do you think racism figured into your ability to live your agenda forward and what was the effect of racism on the white house when you were there well uh first of all a brock obama's most selfaware man or woman i've ever met my life he has a full complete understanding of who is what what he is and the reality realities he faces and so i i used to get very upset sometimes when the the body language of people in the oval would be disrespectful and i remember one day going out after a congressman literally walking in broad grabbing me pulling me back and say what are you doing i summity set guys lessons.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Last january and president obama's final week in the white house he surprised by and with the nation's highest civilian honor the presidential medal of freedom with distinction in march biden received the congressional patriot award from the bipartisan policy center in recognition of his work crafting bipartisan legislation with republicans and democrats he's out of office now but still active in politics and diplomacy this month he launched a new pack called american possibilities he heads the university of pennsylvania's new pen biden center for diplomacy and global engagement and the new biden institute at the university of delaware's school of public policy and administration y'all so heads the cancer moonshot to accelerate cancer research his son bowed died of brain cancer two years ago i spoke with joe biden tuesday evening at why why were he was the recipient of the why life long learning award for his distinguished career in public service and commitment to education other recipients have included tom ridge when i full robert mcneil jim lehrer and cokie roberts biden is a familiar face to some of the crew of why why because why wise licensed in delaware biden's home state as well as philadelphia and has studios in both states here's our interview you're elected senator when you're twenty nine had wait at least two weeks before turned thirty which was the youngest you're allowed service senator and then after many years and senate vice president and now it's been a few months that you're not in elected office so after a life in elected office.