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Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"Offices of Nick Nemeth. The third special session is underway in the Texas Legislature. House speaker date feeling officially opened the session. And, according to the proclamation of the Honourable Greg Abbott, governor of Texas I call the special session was also Gavaldon on the Senate floor agenda. Items include the governor include redistricting and allocating federal covid relief, money, vaccine mandates and transgender youth sports. Meanwhile, Governor Abbott is asking President Joe Biden to grant an emergency declaration for the state of Texas as a result of the migrant crisis at the Texas Mexico border, where thousands of Haitian migrants have gathered in Del Rio. The declaration would open the state to more funding to handle border operations. Abbots request comes as the bind administration has begun flying home some of the Haitian migrants back to their home country. Several flights have already laughed, and the administration says it expects seven flights a day. Texas business will time numbers on Wall Street. The Dow was down 647 points, NASDAQ Down 376 points and the S and P. 500 down 89 points from the W B A P News desk. I'm Nicolo say you're next update is at 11 30 24 7 Coverage at w b. A p dot com All the W B A P Tuesday morning news. Brad's been talking about the Canadian cold front pushing through everything smells like a dead beaver. Tomorrow. You'll know why. We'll talk about the first day of the third Special session, Austin and General Milley says it's in his job description. All begins.
Democrats Aim to Suspend Debt Limit With Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown
"Congress is back in session today and lawmakers will quickly face some major decisions one of the biggest infrastructure the senate previously approved a one point two trillion dollar infrastructure bill last month and the house agreed to vote on it by september twenty seventh. It's been linked to a much broader three point five trillion dollar budget plan. The package has president. Joe biden priorities like expanding medicare to include vision dental and hearing benefits to finance paid family and medical. Leave and to give federally subsidized community. College and pre k. Pay for those programs. The ways and means committee agreed to overturn 2017. Trump administration tax cuts affecting corporations and people who make more than four hundred thousand dollars a year. The house passed a blueprint for the budget but have not passed the legislation itself yet if they do senate democrats hope to pass it without support from republicans but they would need every member of their own party on board and democratic senators. Joe manchin and kirsten cinema have said three point. five trillion dollars is too steep. Additionally congress is dealing with extending routine government funding increasing the debt limit taking action on voting rights and more
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
"Presented by facebook. Good morning play booker. Some of volun- it's monday. And this is your politico. Playbook daily briefing. We're told that. Senator cinema delivered a tough message to president. Joe biden at a private meeting wednesday. If the house deletes it's scheduled. September twenty seventh. Vote on the bipartisan infrastructure. Plan or if the vote fails. She won't be backing reconciliation. Bill cinema is not the only moderate taking this stand representative. Kurt schrader one of approximately ten centrist house members. Playing hardball leadership said he and several members of debt group are on the same page. He told playbook if they delay the vote or goes down that. I think you can kiss reconciliation goodbye. Reconciliation would be dead now. This is obviously big. News of moderates. Follow through the threat comes days after congressional progressive caucus chair pramilla giant. Paul declared that house progressives have the votes to tank the infrastructure plan unless it's paired with the larger three point five trillion dollar reconciliation package. Here's the problem. It's become abundantly. Clear that the reconciliation. Bill won't be ready a week from today. That's the date when speaker nancy. Pelosi promised moderates a vote on the one point two trillion dollar bill but the new threat from the mods indicates that the delay would not end. Well already so. Let's play this out if the vote happens next monday. It's going to be close moderate stink. Progressives are bluffing when they say that half of their ninety six person clock is is willing to vote no especially once pelosi and biden start whipping votes but even if only twenty progressives opposed the bill that means the party is going to have to rely on republicans to pass it. Since pelosi can only lose three votes now that can be a real problem leadership. Aides have openly acknowledged. They don't know if they have the votes to pass it while. Nineteen republicans back to the f. In the senate few expected that level support to translate to the house party. Maybe you're an optimist and think that these streets are the kind of posturing you'd expect with major legislation. The democrats will ultimately figure it out because the alternative would be a lot worse. Yeah that could happen. But at this moment it certainly does not look promising to. Here's what's up in washington today. Starting with the white house at eleven am eastern president. Joe biden will depart delaware to return to the white house where he is scheduled to arrive at noon until thirty by didn't will receive the president's daily brief at three fifty. Five biden will depart the white house to head to new york city where he's scheduled to arrive at five tonne there. He'll participate in a bilateral meeting with the un secretary general antonio good tetras. Here's what's on the vice president's calendar at four pm eastern vice president khama harris will host the reception for the congressional caucuses fiftieth anniversary vp's residents because secretary. John sake will brief at one pm. The house returns from august recess. And we'll meet a two pm to take up several pieces of legislation including the cost of living adjustment for veterans with the votes postponed until six thirty. The senate will meet at three pm. Take up margaret strickland's judicial nomination and vote on veronica rothmans judicial nomination advi thirty. Here's a little preview. biden's week ahead. Tomorrow he'll speak before the un general assembly on wednesday. He'll host a virtual summit on the pandemic on friday. The prime ministers of australia india japan will come to the white house to discuss their alliance against the rising power of china. While must thing before we get out of here over the next couple of weeks we want to hear what you think about our podcast here at politico. There's anything you'd love if there's anything you hate so head over to politico dot com slash podcast survey and if you could please answer a couple of questions. That's politico dot com slash p. o. d. as u. r. v. e. y. And thank you. We really do appreciate it all right for murdering. Someone's breaking in dc right now subscribe to the playbook newsletter that's at politico dot com slash playbook or music was composed by brake master cylinder. I'm riggleman of all in hope. You have a great week. We'll see first thing tomorrow morning. Facebook stops more bad actors online than other tech companies. That's because they've invested thirteen billion dollars in teams in technology to enhance safety over the last five years. It's working and just the past few months. They've taken down one point. Seven billion accounts to stop bad actors from doing harm but working to reduce harmful and.
Australia Says France Knew of 'Grave' Submarine Concerns
"Australia's prime minister has defended his government's actions the putting out of the deal with France for pizza submarines France accused Australia of hiding its intentions to back out of the ninety billion dollar contracts however Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said France was well aware of the issues before straight you have pulled out of the deal I have would have had every reason to know that we have date and grave concerns president Joe Biden revealed last week in New annoyance including Australia and Britain that would deliver an Australian pizza at least H. nuclear powered submarines the cancellation has caused a diplomatic crisis which has seen falls recorded some bath does to the United States and Australia president Biden French president Emmanuel macron will talk for the first time since the stock began in an attempt by the U. S. to mend relations with the European nation I'm Karen Thomas
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on Fox News Rundown
"Of vantage point. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defending his move to pull out of a deal with France for a fleet of submarines. France accused Australia of hiding its intentions to back out of the $90 billion contracts. However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said France was well aware of the issues before Australia pulled out of the deal would have had every reason To know that we have deep and grave concerns. President Joe Biden revealed last week a new alliance, including Australia and Britain that would deliver an Australian police for at least eight nuclear powered submarines. The cancellation has caused a diplomatic crisis, which has seen farms recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia. President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron will talk for the first time since the spat began in an attempt by the U. S. To mend relations with the European nation on Karen Shamas for breaking news and analysis at town hall dot com. Epic games has filed notice. It's appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit. Alleging Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. The maker of the popular Fortnite video Games says in a court filing that it will take the ruling to the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. You know 185 page decision, US District Judge of on Gonzalez Rogers ordered up to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store. But she rejected epics. Allegations that Apple runs a monopoly Jeremy House reporting Meanwhile, Apple's released a critical software patch to fix his security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers To directly in fact, iPhones and other apple devices without any User action. You can check out more on these stories. Just log on the town hall dot com. I'm Rhonda Rocks trip. All that rain that's been hanging around down south this weekend is gradually starting to make its way northward. Now we're dry today Sunny and mild 80 this afternoon. Tomorrow. We've got a lot of clouds, but only a slight chance of a shower 79 the high but we'll start to get more rain showers and some thunderstorms. Wednesday temperatures Wednesday 82 I'm meteorologist Terry Smith from the Weather Channel for talk radio 6 80 Wcbm..
Biden Threatens New Ethiopia Sanctions as Tigray War Widens
"Today. President joe biden signed an executive order authorizing broad sanctions against ethiopian and allied forces involved in the ongoing conflict in ethiopia. The new order does not immediately impose sanctions but it says it will if the parties don't start to negotiate a ceasefire and allow for humanitarian access. The white house is looking to see action in weeks not months. The situation in tigray has become dire. Cnn has uncovered evidence of mass detention sexual violence and horrific killings hundreds of thousands face famine and humanitarian access has been largely cut off. Cnn's nema l. bagger who has reported expensively on the abuses has more on the situation for months now we have been investigating atrocities committed by ethiopian and allied forces into gray. It's clear to us this marks. A new chapter in the ethnic cleansing of the region escapees eye witnesses from the if you open. Border town of hamadeh described to us a renewed campaign of mass incarcerations and executions the numbers. That that's telling us are extraordinary. We're talking about possibly over ten thousand people detained just for being today and they say.
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on 5 Things
"Views. Congress is back in session today and lawmakers will quickly face some major decisions one of the biggest infrastructure the senate previously approved a one point two trillion dollar infrastructure bill last month and the house agreed to vote on it by september twenty seventh. It's been linked to a much broader three point five trillion dollar budget plan. The package has president. Joe biden priorities like expanding medicare to include vision dental and hearing benefits to finance paid family and medical. Leave and to give federally subsidized community. College and pre k. Pay for those programs. The ways and means committee agreed to overturn 2017. Trump administration tax cuts affecting corporations and people who make more than four hundred thousand dollars a year. The house passed a blueprint for the budget but have not passed the legislation itself yet if they do senate democrats hope to pass it without support from republicans but they would need every member of their own party on board and democratic senators. Joe manchin and kirsten cinema have said three point. five trillion dollars is too steep. Additionally congress is dealing with extending routine government funding increasing the debt limit taking action on voting rights and more the.
Australia Dumps French Submarine Deal for US Nuclear Fleet
"Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says the nation has decided to invest in US nuclear powered submarines and dump his contract with France to build diesel electric subs on Wednesday president Joe Biden has announced a new security alliance with Australia and Britain that would develop an Australian nuclear powered submarine fleet as a result Australia has notified Franz that it would end its contract to build twelve of the world's largest conventional submarines Marcin hood said US nuclear submarine technology wasn't an option open to Australia when the earlier deal was struck in twenty sixteen the U. S. house until now only shed the technology with Britain it's a move that could deepen a growing chasm in US China relations I'm Charles the last month
Fresh update on "president joe biden" discussed on iHeart Podcast Channel Programming
"It's your tax dollars. President Joe Biden now once 6.4 billion of your tax dollars bring 95,000 Afghans, the United States of America for permanent resettlement. Now. Sounds like a great plan. Right? Can't be against that. You've got to go along with it right? Can't definitely can't go against that at all. No, sir. That is not something you can go against. Got to be in favor of it can ask questions. If you do, you're on American. You're the worst person in the world. You're evil. Responsive Satan. Now, If you do, ask them questions one of the questions you might ask. But remember, if you ask this question your evil Hey, um, Have you got all the Americans out yet Before you guys are planning 95,000 more people come to this country. Like, Have we gotten all the Americans out? Just curious. No, We haven't. Okay. Have we gotten all the American assets out yet? No. Okay, we have it. Um, who's gonna pick the 95? 1000 Afghans that are going to come to this country as refugees that is like who's in charge of that. Is that going to be the Taliban? I guess is the Taliban going to be the ones that pick and choose which ones? Are good enough to come into this country and which ones aren't good enough Curious. How does that work? Can someone explain that to me? Those are just some of the basic questions that we might want to ask. These aren't These aren't trick questions. These are just very basic questions. These might be the questions you would really want to ask. No one asked those if you do. You're the worst person in the world. So let me go back to their before we get even any of the other stuff I just mentioned. Let's go back to the basics for just a second. Do you want this amount of money if your tax hours spent 6.4 billion American taxpayer money to bring them here now, the dollar amount that's not associate with this. Is how much money is going to cost us. Once we get them here, all right. It's a lot just so you know. The federal government says that refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly nine billion every five years. Break that down each refugee cost taxpayers about 133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years. An estimated 16% of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance. Food stamps, everything else that's paid for by you. Now we also give them money when they get here, right? When we bring Afghans. To the U. S. They said a number of years military bases that costs money they received $1250.01 time payments. Then we put them in all of our government systems that we have. I mean, we put them in everything. That's what we do. We put them in all of the things that we can that costs money. Now, of course, we say we have to do this. We have no choice. But to do this. It's important to do this and the main reason why is Because they have to have some place to live right? They have to have a safety net under them, and we're going to give that safety in that forever. But you look at the initial payment. And the initial payment 6.4 billion. Then it's not a nine billion every five years. 133,000 over the course of the lifetime of each refugee that we bring into this country is what we're being told, if you believe their numbers. And the other question is Why are we even planning on this? Why are they even advocating for this? Why are they even pushing for this right now? When we still have Americans left behind? We were getting them out one by one because Congressman And senators are doing amazing work at getting out their own citizens from their own districts. Their around the clock spending countless government hours right here tanks hours trying to get one person out. And then this person and that person these are all American citizens. They can't even get out. And then the White House comes out like totally out of touch. I completely clueless. With reality. Totally clueless. Detached from what is actually happening on the ground and they come out and I go. Well, we're gonna We got to resettle a bunch of people here. Wait. What? I'm sorry. We have to resettle who We have to resettle what we have to resettle. I went. Why are we resettling? What are we resettling? We still have Americans were trying to get out. What are you talking about? Make.
Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Democrats tried delicate tax maneuvers to fund their three point five trillion dollar national rebuilding bill house Democrats started work Tuesday on funding president Joe Biden's three point five trillion dollar rebuilding plan but they have little margin for missteps Biden has said revenue to pay for the package must come only from Americans who earn more than four hundred thousand dollars a year to do that Democrats are proposing raising the top tax rate back to thirty nine point six percent on individuals earning more than four hundred thousand dollars and couples earning four hundred fifty thousand dollars the corporate tax rate would rise from twenty one percent to twenty six point five percent on companies with annual income over five million dollars but passage in the fifty fifty Senate is uncertain with Democrat Joe Manchin saying the package needs to be cut to between one trillion dollars and one point five trillion dollars to get his support might cross yet Washington
Voters Cast Early Ballots in California Recall Election
"The recall race in California all comes down to today's voting with democratic governor Gavin Newsom going up against forty six challengers last night president Joe Biden campaigned with Newsom keep Gavin is governor the rest of America is counted you know some leads in polling but he's taking nothing for granted asking supporters to come out and vote for him you understand what's at stake is leading opponent is Republican conservative radio host Larry elder you shut down this state to the point where we've only recovered half of our jobs P. pandemic as opposed to two thirds national average if more than fifty percent of voters recall Newsome the opponent with the most votes becomes the next governor within the next twenty eight days I'm Julie Walker
Biden Comes to California To Help Newsom Fight Off Recall
"President Joe Biden provides last day campaign help for California governor Gavin Newsom facing a recall election on Tuesday some eight million people have already voted in the effort to recall California democratic governor Gavin Newsom wanna support giving you some and I don't know I was happy to find elder Newsome has to get fifty percent this one no votes to block the recall if we don't turn out and vote no Larry elder is the next governor of the state of California those voting yes to recall Newsome then select one of nearly four dozen names on the ballot and elder a conservative radio host is leading in the polls of those warning to house Newsome so please vote to recall this man vote yes on the recall should newsroom not overcome the recall than the top vote getter in the huge field of candidates would become governor many elections experts say that person could win with fewer than twenty five percent of the votes hi Jim acquire
Boris Johnson Hopes to Meet Biden for Talks at White House
"British media reports that prime minister. Boris johnson will travel to washington later this month for a frank conversation with the us. President joe biden. The means income says attesting time for the special relationship between washington and london. With both johnson's allies and foes in westminster questioning whether they can rely on. Us support after the hasty withdrawal of american forces from afghanistan. Let's get the latest now with thomas gift director of the ucla sensor on us politics. Thank you very much for joining us this afternoon. Thomas so first of all. How necessary is this face to face. Meeting between these lead us. Well it's great to be with you. Marcus and thanks so much for joining me. I think it's particularly significant time for the two leaders to mate especially given what happened in the aftermath of afghanistan. I think the first point to note here is really the obvious that boris johnson is reaching out to joe biden about holding a meeting and not the other way around reflects the rather straightforward state of affairs that the uk needs the united states more than the united states needs the uk both countries of course would prefer to be on good terms with one another and a healthy working transatlantic. Collaboration is in the interest of both london and washington. However despite the special relationship the power imbalance is real. And i think what we saw with afghanistan and what the johnson administration really has to come to terms with is that joe biden is not unlike any other leader in that. He's going to prioritize interest of his home country. It's clear that he wanted out about kenniston that he thought exiting afghanistan was in the best interest of the united states and that very little would've changed his mind. And that was the case. Regardless of what the u k thought or any other western ally for that matter but against this backdrop. I think it is a timely opportunity for both leaders to get together over over a table and kind of talk through things. What happened and how they can do things better
California Recall Election Down to Final Hours of Campaigning
"It's the final stretch of the california recall election and the data may governor gavin. Newsom breathe a little easier. Latest polls show his position strengthening over the last week with his lead more than tripling in the past month today. President joe biden is expected to join some for the final day of campaigning. Cnn's latasha chan has more on. How voting will work spell. It has just two questions. The first question asked voters whether they want to recall governor newsom if the majority of people say no that he stays in office if the majority says yes. Then the second question kicks in that question asked voters who should replace newsom if he is recalled enlists forty six candidates to choose from the person with the most votes on question two becomes
Biden Heads to California to Campaign for Newsom in Final Stretch
"President joe biden will be in california today to support democratic governor gavin newsom. A day before his recall election recall efforts came after the governor faced stiff criticism over the past year for his handling of the corona virus pandemic and other issues. it's been well funded and supported by big name. Republicans like mike huckabee and newt gingrich but polling earlier. This month showed new. Some would likely remain in office. Numbers from the public policy institute of california found that thirty nine percent of likely voters in the recall would vote to remove some but fifty eight percent would not not surprisingly those opinions varied by party with eighty two percent of republicans in favor of ousting newsom compared to just seven percent of democrats that polling data mart day major change from earlier this summer a uc berkeley pool. As recently as late july found that fifty percent of likely voters wanted to keep new some compared with forty seven percent who supported the recall. This month's polling found that larry elder still lead the pack of potential replacements for newsome. The right wing talk show. Host led the field at twenty six percent this month. Primary remind people why they were angry enough. For one point. Seven million people signed the petition in the first place. A quarter of them were independence. Democrats voted for him. Two years earlier. Majority of hispanics. Now want him out. I think the majority of people are going to vote to recall gavin newsom. And i think the majority and i think i'll get the greatest number of votes to replace it. The next closest candidate was former san. Diego mayor kevin falkiner with just five percent of respondents. Planning to vote for him. The only one in this race the experience who led our state's second largest city who brought republicans and democrats together to solve problems That's who i am known as a very pragmatic leader who gets results but newsome himself was still confident this
FBI Releases First Declassified 9/11 Document After Biden Order
"Biden administration has declassified a sixteen page f. b. i. report on the links between saudi citizens in the united states and two of the nine eleven hijackers. The is the first to be disclosed since president biden ordered a declassification review but it offers no evidence at the saudi government was complicit in the attacks. The release came after ceremonies were held across the nation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the attacks as npr's taped mr reports. There was solemn music the reading of victims names and junior eddo mirrow abide in speeches. Gordon felt the brother of edward felt a victim of the crash of united flight. Ninety three spoke at the ceremony in shanksville september eleventh was not a singular event but a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country and for freedom loving people across the globe. President joe biden participated in events at all three locations dave mitch. Npr
FBI Releases Declassified 9/11 Document after Biden Order
"The biden administration has declassified a sixteen page f. b. i. report on the links between saudi citizens in the united states and two of the nine eleven hijackers. The is the first to be disclosed since president biden ordered a declassification review but it offers no evidence at the saudi government was complicit in the attacks. The release came after ceremonies were held across the nation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the attacks as npr's taped mr reports. There was solemn music the reading of victims names and junior eddo mirrow abide in speeches. Gordon felt the brother of edward felt a victim of the crash of united flight. Ninety three spoke at the ceremony in shanksville september eleventh was not a singular event but a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country and for freedom loving people across the globe. President joe biden participated in events at all three
British Queen Offers 'Thoughts and Prayers' on Anniversary of 9-11
"In a message to president Joe Biden the British monarch remembers the terrible attacks the queen says my thoughts and prayers and those of my family and the entire nation remain with the victims survivors and families affected as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty British prime minister Boris Johnson was also remembered the attacks issuing a statement ahead of the end of the street saying that the terrorists had failed to shake our belief in freedom and democracy Charles Taylor this month London
President Joe Biden Announces New Covid Vaccine Mandates
"Week. A renewed push from the white house to get more eligible. Americans vaccinated against covert nineteen president biden announcing a six pronged plan that he says will combat the highly contagious delta variant. One part of the plan will mandate vaccines. I'm announcing that the department of labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with one hundred or more employees that together employees over eighty million workers to ensure their workforce's are fully vaccinated or show a test at least once a week the president seemingly exasperated during a speech this week urging those who refuse to get vaccinated to reconsider my message to unvaccinated. Americans is this. What more is there to wait for. What more do you need to see. We've made vaccinations free safety. Convenient the vaccine is fda approval. Over two hundred million. Americans have gotten at least one shot president biden saying it's nothing new. Some of the biggest companies are already requiring this united airlines disney choices food and even fox news the president also addressing the frustration. Those who have been vaccinated may be feeling. You've been patient but our patience is wearing thin and you refusal has cost all of us. So please do the right thing. President biden also taking aim at state governors and other local officials who are not putting forth. Kobe mitigation measures in their communities especially in schools. My plan also takes on elected officials and states that are undermining you and these life saving actions right now. Local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while they're governor picks a fight them and even threatens their salaries or their jobs talk about bullying
Biden Calls Xi as US-China Relationship Grows More Fraught
"Us president joe biden has held a lengthy phone conversation with his chinese counterpart xi jinping the first time the leaders from the world's most powerful countries have talked in seven months. A white house statement said both men had discussed. The responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflicts. Let's get more on this now with former. Us diplomat. Louis lukens lose now. A senior partner at the consultancy cigna global. Good afternoon to you lou and tell us this phone call after a hiatus does he represent a real meaningful breakthrough in your view. Hey tom i think it's too early to tell. If this is a meaningful breakthrough. But i think it is significant. As you mentioned there was a quite a height as they hadn't spoken the two leaders for seven months and this book for ninety minutes yesterday which include interpretation that that's forty five minutes of substantive discussion so it's meaningful in the sense that it's important. The leaders of these two countries communicate and talk and try to find areas that they can cooperate and work together. And that's what joe biden has been trying to. Do i think so whether this results in a ratcheting down of tension. I think remains to be seen. But it's certainly a step in the right direction
Biden Calls Xi as US-China Relationship Grows More Fraught
"China TV has idolized president Joe Biden's phone conversation with xi Ching paying highlighting tensions and urging cooperation may what hatred that they lack influx J. she told me once he told me again to win and the CCTV on Luzon because says the US policy toward China who's going to be a difficult times in China US relations which is not she says in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples and goes on quoting chief China US cooperation will benefit both countries on the world well confrontation between the two will hurt both on the world the White House is hopeful the U. S. and China can work together on issues of mutual concern including climate change I'm preventing a nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula despite growing differences I'm Charles the last month
Texas Down to 270 ICU Beds Amid Covid Surge
"Beds at hospitals in texas has dipped to a new low. Texas public radio's paul. Flab has more on how the state is dealing with the kovic search that began in early july. At two hundred and seventy there are now less than one staffed. Icu bed for every one hundred thousand. Texans doctors have warned about tough decisions around. Care coming governor greg. Abbott has continued about a local government and school districts over there prevention efforts thursday abbott attacked president joe biden over new federal rules requiring businesses with more than one hundred employees testing regimen or mandate. Vaccinations calling it an assault on private businesses. Abbott has himself imposed requirements on businesses banning. Them from asking people for proof of vaccination meanwhile the state has been near historic hospitalizations for two weeks. I'm paul flavin. San antonio
White House Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
"Biden gave a speech that sadly missed on thursday where he was reportedly angry again. This time not afghans or american stranded out ghanistan but at local who are not yet vaccinated against cove in nineteen. I think there's about eighty million of them and therefore he announced sweeping mandates for anybody he feels he can legally require them for as president it mandates vaccines for roughly two-thirds working americans. Here's what the ap tweeted about it breaking president. Joe biden to mandate all employers with more than one hundred workers require covert. Vaccinations or weekly virus tests. The new requirements would affect as many as one hundred million people. Yeah so and of course. Everybody's really mad.
"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. 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"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
"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 used to be some real khalid yellow be but what's happened is the john used to refer directed gingras revolution he said the chimera rouge has arrived and it became a you know we continued to dumbdown american politics and and decide that the way to win was to denigrate institutions and individuals that became the pattern and by the time we won it had reached its apex and i thought it was disastrous i thought it was a gigantic mistake and and this is still going on to some degree knsb turned around and democrats are not free from that attitude either did you see any new techniques being used to block the legislation you were trying to forward the earliest part of he got part of what president obama wanted you to do as a very experienced senator is to move the legislation for while i was able to do that most cases would be noticed um but part of the reason why was this because up on the hill they all know that i have respect for both parties of the vast majority of the members of the house and senate of both parties are there because they genuinely believe they want to change things for the better including my very conservative friends i mean it's heartfelt there's some better there now that are just extremely mean spirited and want to see the institutions diminished because look every all these petitions we have out there are designed to control the abuse of power.
"president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"No i am not joking i admit it i met it it was incredibly disrespectful and he looked immunity said joe you take the good with the bat manned he said you think i would beat new the two thousand native i had been a 43yearold white boy is what do you think joe what do you think but the fact is there is racism it does exist he was the brunt of it many times but because of his calibre because of his integrity because of issue mentally he was able to rise above the what i would have found difficult to dismiss and go on and get a lotta businessman so when president obama was elected mitch mcconnell who was europe cali for many years in the senate said that the single most important thing he wanted to achieve as for president obama to be a one term president hears your former colleague pledging to basically be obstructionist and that that would be his goal to like prevent obama from getting lack at what was your reaction to having your colleague in the senate which is supposed to be so collegial say that loose do you all the time and i really do love for years years you've report wasn't just that mcconnell to the thursday meeting of mcconnell in the a leading republican figures in the united states of america before we were sworn in making clear there were and are not but obama agenda pass i don't think that was based on racism come in what was based upon was the decline of collegiality in the senate as a whole since aguirre's revolution my friend john mccain a hamas like hell at me we fight like hell but if i call on tonight on driving back to my summer place of my granddaughters in said gianluigi to meet me at seventh and vine in st louis tomorrow he getting a and come without asking.
"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.