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Obama's Trump attacks electrify Democrats, anger GOP
"It Barbara Bahman has spent a lot of time on the sidelines because he didn't want to take an active role in the democratic primary but since Joe Biden clinched the nomination Obama's back Obama's going to take an active role in the campaign and he clearly has a pretty big interest in seeing Donald Trump defeated president trump has been a big critic of Obama trump pushed the birther conspiracy theory as president trump has tried to roll back a lot of Obama's initiatives and I think it is beautiful sort of failing Obama that he was replaced by trump the trump is the successor so Obama has really deviated from the sort of normal post presidency being quiet about your successor practice and that's really going to be enhanced as Obama tries to get his former vice president elected to the White House that trump has not exactly been a shrinking violet in terms of how he's dealt with Obama either he blamed Obama for a lot of the problems with the stockpiles that would need to deal with the corona virus he's he's saying that Apollo sensually spied on his twenty sixteen campaign and he's called him grossly incompetent so we've seen a sort of trump Obama proxy war happening in this twenty twenty campaign even though Obama's not gonna be on the ballot himself from a strategy standpoint Barack Obama didn't get Hillary Clinton to the winner's circle four years ago what I guess what makes this time different yeah that's that definitely how a lot of Republicans feel about it but it isn't that big of a deal Obama gets out there that it probably if anything kill over shadowed by mail point out that Biden is most hello to the speaker is much older yes Sir Obama couldn't drag Hillary Clinton across the finish line in twenty sixteen and he wasn't very good in getting down ballot Democrats selected even while he was president I mean the mid term elections both of them while he was in office for disasters for Democrats Democrats what's the tone of state legislative seats closer thousand while he was president and so there is a case to be made that discovered matter very much now Democrats are hoping that it draws a contrast with trump in which trump looks like this raging sort of maniac compared to No drama Obama and Obama was able to win in two thousand eight twenty twelve because he put together a coalition that included much higher turnout among minority and millennial voters and we've typically seen and that was how he not only wanted two thousand eight but about a much more competitive race against Mitt Romney in twenty twelve and and Joe Biden need help turning out those voters and they're hoping Obama can do it at that but that is the key Obama's appeal in the past not seen that transferable to other Democrat we speak with Jim Antle politics editor at the Washington examiner his piece called Democrats think Obama helps Biden draw a contrast with combative trump the C. reference that that divide with regards to the ages of voters last time around what about the rust belt voters who switched as you point out from Obama to trump four years ago but certainly another thing that Democrats are looking at because you know trump won in large part because he was able to turn rust belt states that have been blue since the eighties read again and there were a number of voters in the state we backed Obama in two thousand eight twenty twelve who voted for Donald Trump in twenty sixteen and because those are voters that Democrats are really targeting this time as they try to turn the Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin try to turn them blue again they want Obama to see if he can win back some of those voters for Joe but now some of these are white working class voters who are turned off by possibly even though they did vote for him in his collections and so there is a limit to what you'll be able to do but to take them away from trump and when the back to but but some of these people do have a history of voting for Obama and therefore Democrats hope that if he's out there campaigning for button even if it's only partially because of the pandemic that that's
Department of Justice dropping case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn
"Another bombshell reporters gave president trump a breaking news the justice department was looking to drop the case against his first national security adviser Michael Flynn I didn't know that was happening at this moment I felt it was going to happen he was an innocent man he is a great gentleman he was targeted by the Obama administration and he was targeted in order to trying to take down a president in twenty seventeen the president fired Flynn for lying to the FBI about Russian contacts and for lying to then vice president elect Mike pence about it four days into the administration FBI agents interviewed Flynn but notes discussing what was the name of the interview prompted conservative allies and the president himself the claim planes innocence he was a case brought by Russia election meddling special counsel Robert Muller but the justice department now believes it should not have been prosecuted Michael Flynn agreed to plead guilty to one count of lying to FBI agents Mr trump fired Flynn was charged last week called him totally exonerated there was wide speculation president trump might pardon Flynn but the justice department filing says even if the former general lied to the FBI investigators already had a recording of one conversation Flynn had with Russia's then ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the transition Flynn told Kislyak the new president might put aside sanctions on Moscow imposed by president Obama of late president trump has been calling for the justice department to do what it did so I'm very happy for general Flynn he was a a great warrior and he still is a great warrior now in my book is an even greater warrior the president has even mused about bringing flint back to work at the White
Michigan Democrats Will Offer General Election Clues
"Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is squaring off in today's democratic presidential contests in six states CBS is ed o'keefe in Detroit says Michigan is the main focus is has the right mix of a coalition for bite in between suburban voters black voters moderate Democrats and a real understanding in this state the Democrats need to turn out in bigger numbers than they did four years ago to get a president elected to who is a
Michigan Democrats Will Offer General Election Clues
"Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is squaring off in today's democratic presidential contests in six states CBS is ed o'keefe in Detroit says Michigan is the main focus is has the right mix of a coalition for bite in between suburban voters black voters moderate Democrats and a real understanding in this state the Democrats need to turn out in bigger numbers than they did four years ago to get a president elected to who is a
DOJ open to reviewing credibility of any Ukraine-related material: Barr
"Even after the acquittal of the president his lawyer Rudy Giuliani is pursuing allegations of corruption in Ukraine this past week Attorney General William Barr said the justice department would carefully scrutinize what Giuliani finds last July president trump made the phone call to Ukraine that led to impeachment he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a mysterious Democratic National Committee computer server that Mr trump said was hidden in Ukraine we have found that odd request is a story that has grown over the years and was influenced by Moscow you may have wondered how the president was impeached over Ukraine of all places the answer is in the story of the mystery server a reminder that the US and Russia have been on opposite sides of a war in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in twenty fourteen Ukraine security is important to our security and the reason I believe that is that Ukraine is on the front line few people understand what's at stake as well as ambassador bill Taylor he led the U. S. embassy in Ukraine as the trump administration withheld military aid while pressing for investigations of Democrats it was a logical that could not be explained it was crazy trailers testimony carried the weight of his resume west point one hundred and first airborne in Vietnam thirty three years as a diplomat and an expert on Ukraine the Russians are fighting a hybrid war against Ukraine but not just by the crime they're fighting hybrid war against Europe and against the United States the war that the Russians are fighting in Ukraine we have a stake in we have a stake in but it's not just the military war was the cause hybrid wars more than tanks and soldiers hybrid war is information war it's cyber war made its economic war it's a tax on elections and as we know they've attacked our elections the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election included hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee US intelligence agencies found the Russian government inspired to help president elect trump selection chances when possible by discrediting secretary Clinton former deputy national intelligence officer and see I a Russia analyst Andrea Kendall Taylor worked on that report the report itself is based on a large body of evidence that demonstrated not only what Russia was doing but also it's intact and it's based on a number of different sources collected human intelligence technical intelligence you seem to be saying that the evidence is convincing that this isn't a close call that's absolutely right if you read the intelligence report it's the consensus view of three intelligence agencies at CIA and NSA and the FBI I'd like to highlight from the same conclusion was reached by the Republican led Senate select committee on intelligence the committee's report on Russian interference was unanimously approved by all of its democratic and Republican members rushes uses social media to him a credit mark Warner is vice chairman the Russian project was a top down government run covert operations that hacked into the DNC an individual's personal emails and weaponize that information to release it at the most important times but the idea that the trump campaign was helped by Russia even unwittingly was a unanimous judgment Mr trump would not accept and by the way folks just in case you were curious no Russia did not help me okay Russia the Russian hopes Mr troop begin a campaign to discredit the intelligence community's conclusions he tweeted so how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers in Mr trump's telling the FBI failed to look for evidence on the Democrats computer network the story of the mystery server was born you dealt directly with the FBI I did yeah sure would Robert Johnston was an investigator of the DNC hack for crown strike a leading cyber security company hired by the Democrats the same he told us the FBI didn't physically examined the DNC servers because crown strike gave the bureau copies of the data from the servers if there is also a server for a computer system of any kind that's involved in the incident you can take an exact bit for bit digital copy of what's on that system now that digital copy is just as good as having the real thing as far as you know the F. B. I. god what it needed and what it wanted exactly and and evidence of that is you don't hear the FBI complaining he's right a former senior government official familiar with the investigation told us that the FBI would have preferred to work along side crowd strikes investigators but the Democratic National Committee decided to give the bureau digital copies of its servers instead the official told us this was acceptable in fact even typical in FBI investigations the F. B. I. use the data to help indict twelve Russian intelligence agents for hacking the DNC but Mr trump's tweets persisted why did the DNC refused to turn over its server to the FBI and where are hidden and smashed DNC servers there were more than one hundred forty servers and the Democrats network but Mr trump created an image of a single box of incriminating information where is the server I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying with that being said all I can do is ask the question my people came to me Dan coats came to me and some others they said they think it's Russia I have president Putin he just said it's not Russia I will say this I don't see any reason why it would be but I really do want to see the server that statement leading Russia off the hook course president trump to issue a retraction the next day we'll probably through all of this Vladimir Putin wasn't just standing idly by he was working to shift blame away from Russia what we can say is that Russia did what Russia dies and that is piling on they amplify those narratives in ways that than advance Russia's own interests they look for conspiracy theories that are already out there they're picking up on elements or narratives that already exist in a society and amplifying those narratives that advance Russian interests the interested Putin was to drive a wedge between his enemy Ukrainian and Ukraine's most important ally the United States I successful prosperous western oriented Ukraine provides a direct threat to Putin's hold on power he can't how the successful Ukraine on his southern border because then it demonstrates to Russians what is possible we need to weeks after Mr trump's inauguration Hooton said in this news conference you it was not Russia that help Donald Trump but Ukraine that helped Hillary Clinton Russian media and U. S. conspiracy websites began to spend suspicion of Ukraine ultimately those rumors appealed to Mr trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani who was working to discredit the investigations of Russian meddling in twenty sixteen and there were concerns that there was another game being played another channel that Mr Giuliani was involved as head of the U. S. embassy in Ukraine bill Taylor was frustrated that Giuliani was agitating for investigations that were never official US policy did anyone at the state department ever direct you to investigate whether there was a server in Ukraine so why not no internet search for no one perhaps except the president in twenty seventeen for the first time he added Ukraine to the story of the server in an interview he said why wouldn't Hillary Clinton allow the FBI to see the server they brought in another company that I hear is Ukrainian based crown strike the reporter asked that's what I heard I heard it's owned by a very rich Ukrainian the securities and exchange commission shows that crowd strike is incorporated in Delaware and based in California it's larger shareholders are American venture capital firms over the years crowd strike has been hired by both the democratic and Republican parties so the server they say is held by a company whose primary ownership individual is from you perfect I'd like to see the server are there any links to your knowledge between crowd strike and anyone in Ukraine not to my knowledge was this something that the embassy was concerned about no during the investigation you were leading the crowd strike ever send any of the DNC's computer hardware to Ukraine now that that is that is insane and that is not within the realm of reality last July reality suffered a final blow the story Mr trump first adopted as a server the FBI was blocked from seeing and then became the server investigated by a Ukrainian company finally morphed into the server hidden in Ukraine in the call after the Ukrainian president ask for anti tank missiles to defend himself from Russia Mr trump replied I would like you to do us a favor though they say crowd strike I guess you have one of your wealthy people the server they say you crane hazard this was the first favor Mr trump asked for even before his request that Ukraine also investigate the son of vice president Biden this past November Mr trump spoke by phone to fox and friends the server to cloud strife or whatever it's called which is a country which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian and I still want to see that server you know the F. B. I.'s never gotten that server that's a big part of this whole thing why did they give it to Ukrainian company they did that are you sure the David to Ukraine well that's what the word is the word that Ukraine was involved was amplified by the president's defenders in the impeachment inquired think pointed to a twenty sixteen opinion article and social media posts written by Ukrainians that were critical of Mr trump as though they were equivalent to Russia's covert campaign targeting U. S. computer networks voting systems and social media Fiona hill Mr trump's former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council warned the committee some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country and that pops somehow for some reason Ukraine days this is a fictional narrative that is being perpetrated in propagated by the Russian security services themselves what are the chances that this whispering campaign about a Democratic National Committee server in Ukraine is actually a Russian intelligence operation the Russian disinformation operation the Russians are very good and fast it's these fake stories that they have propagated and that's what they do they do it pretty well we have to be on guard against the that is the diversity from Vladimir Putin's perspective it worked last November as impeachment played out in America's next election season was under way he said at this forum thank god no one is accusing us of interfering in the U. S. selections anymore now they're accusing you cranes assembly not we reached out to the White House multiple times on this story but they did not
U.S. Navy Ponders An Ambitious Fleet Makeover Amid Tight Budget
"President Trump's administration is expected to unveil a budget plan today under a deal with Congress last year. Defense spending would rise only slightly which leaves leaves the United States Navy a little bit caught between a tight budget and a president who would like things to be a lot bigger Jay price of our member station W. UNC reports the scene at the famous shipyard. Newport News Virginia was a naval classic United States ship John F. Kennedy God bless this this shed and all who sail in her a few months back. Caroline Kennedy Chris and ship in honor of her late father. These kinds kinds of ceremonies are becoming more frequent after decades of decline. The Navy's fleet is on the rise. This year is expected to top three hundred warships. And it's aiming for a much larger number that fifty five ship goals more than a goal. It's in the law. He was in the authorization bill several years ago and was date stated goal of the president when he ran for election in two thousand sixteen. That's Thomas Mode. Leave the acting. Secretary of the Navy warships can come with jaw-dropping Christ tags the eleven hundred foot long one hundred thousand tonne Kennedy for example costs more than thirteen billion dollars and for Moseley paying for a lot more ships. It's a challenge. That's what we're trying to figure out right now but when you look at the size of the fleet right now where it was four years ago we were at two hundred seventy five ships so getting into a fleet of three fifty five is going to require a significantly higher top line. That's a thirty percent increase in the size of the fleet. But I don't think it's reasonable for us to ask for thirty percent more top line. It's just not enough money to go around and defense to be able to fund. That Moodley says he's confident. The navy can get there but says it will have to get some additional channel funding and chew ships that cost less however it decides to reach three hundred and fifty five. There's one especially influential person who wants it to camping. Our Navy is now the smaller suspend since believe it or not World War One. Don't worry GonNa soon be the largest. It's been that was president. President trump back in two thousand seventeen on his own visit to Newport News. The navy's goal for fleet size had been more modest mark. Canton is with the Center for strategic not GIC and International Studies. The navy's previous target had been three hundred h ships but after trump won the election. They couldn't have target. That was below at uh. Now president-elect was recommending so the Navy did a quick for structure analysis and came up with three hundred fifty five ships can't see in once led the Office of Management and Budget Division that focused on the defense budget and acquisitions. He says it's unclear. Exactly how large the fleet really should be. I think because a strong argument that the navy needs to be larger if the United States wants to execute the strategy that it has pursued since the late Obama administration ration- and then into the trump administration that is a global superpower that is engaged in Europe in the Middle East and in the Pacific. Nick also that is going to engage in a long-term competition with Russia and China. Doing those two things takes all large navy now whether that needs to be three hundred fifty five ships or not. There isn't a lot of analysis there. mody though is focused on that three hundred and fifty five five number and that would mean integrating into that fleet some ships that cost less require fewer people to man them and also helped with our overall all strategy of having distributed maritime operations with more ships out during the fleet. He says the navy can not only reach three hundred fifty five but do it ahead of schedule Joel. And without even counting the drone ships. The navy is aggressively
Pesticide Police, Overwhelmed by Dicamba Complaints, Ask EPA for Help
"In some of the big farming states officials have become overwhelmed by complaints about a weed killer that farmers are using. The demand for enforcement is so high that these officials say they don't don't have time to think about anything else. Some of them argue the federal government should really just take this product off the market. Here's NPR's Dan Charles. For the past three summers the phones have been ringing like crazy. In the office of the Indiana state chemist farmers and homeowners were reporting a kind of chemical hit and run their soybean fields. Tomato plants looked sick with curled up leaves and they blamed pesticides from nearby farms. So Andy. Ross one of the field investigators had to jump in his car and head to the scene. It's sort of a mad rush at the beginning B.. Rush out you do the field work you take the pictures. You Take the samples. You get him back here back to the lab test S. those samples of leaves and Soil Pesticides Lab Supervisor Ping want says her people were overwhelmed to first issue. Was We quickly reach our maximum storage capacity. They had to buy more freezers store. The evidence there is not an inch of wall space left and their tests showed the same thing thing over and over Die Cam die campus herbicide for years ago the Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved a new use for it. Farmers now can spray special versions of camera right over some soybean varieties that are genetically engineered to tolerate it. The weeds die but these crops are fine. A lot of farmers love this technology and majority of also being planted in America. This past year. Were I can be tolerant others. Like Louis. Floor in Frankfort Indiana who's growing soybeans. That can't tolerate DOT Cambe. They think it's a plague. I had about an eighty acre field. That was whacked pretty hard with Cambe. He says it cut his harvest on those sakers by a third. That CAM has this problem. It does not always stay where it's sprayed on hot days. It can evaporate and drift across the landscape damaging other their plants and it's been happening on an enormous scale across the soybean farming belt from Minnesota in the north to Arkansas. In the south millions of acres of old old-style soybeans have been damaged also vineyards and orchards friendships of ended over this in one dispute between farmers in Arkansas one farmer shot and killed the other Louis Floor Nelson's neighboring farms as a potential threat and I just flat out tell people I've got a lawyer you know watching. What are your neighbors? Say to that they think it. It's up to state governments to investigate reports of pesticide drift. And figure out if anybody caused by breaking the rules but in Illinois the number number of complaints went from about one hundred twenty four years ago to over seven hundred in two thousand nineteen in Indiana went from about sixty two two hundred and Dave Scott. WHO's in charge of Indiana's pesticide inspections says everybody is overwhelmed? We're just running ourselves ragged. Just trying to get out there. Collect the evidence. It's also so frustrating. Field investigator Andy. Roth often sees dot can damage across entire fields. And he can't figure out where it came from WHO to hold accountable. Sundays you WPRO. Am I doing any good. Am I making an impact here or what might just spinning my wheels. Meanwhile because of Campbell the inspectors don't have time to do everything else else. They're supposed to do the check on. Pesticide uses at schools or golf courses or businesses. Leo read another. Indiana official is also president elect of the Association of American pesticide control officials. I think the most affected states would all agree that it's not acceptable to continue with this. The number of complaints. It's just not acceptable but the EPA reapproved Daikin but just a year ago before the two thousand nineteen growing season. It decided did the problem could be addressed with a few new restrictions on where that can be sprayed and more training for people who use it. I asked read about that. So what was the experience experienced in two thousand nineteen. Did it fix. The problem knows a matter of fact. A- The the complaint numbers went up in some states the numbers did go down but not necessarily because there was less damage. According to a survey of farmers in Missouri Eighty percent of them are not bothering to file formal complaints anymore. They I don't think does any good. Leo Read from the Office of the Indiana state chemist. Says he understands why you know. I've I've used the phrase die camper fatigue and it's very real thing another another possible sign of dicamba fatigue all but one of Missouri's eight pesticide inspectors left their job within the past year and a half Missouri officials said there was not any single reason for the rapid turnover but according to minutes of meetings between state pesticide enforcement agencies heavy workload and burn out was at least one reason last fall a group of state officials including Leo read had a conference call about Di Cambio with officials at the EPA. They had a question. The question is you are crinkled soybean leaves an unreasonable adverse effect. Because if if they are then. This product is federally miss branded if a product product is found to be miss branded than it can no longer be sold or used and EPA spokesperson said damage to plants can be an unreasonable adverse effect but it depends ends on the extent of the damage and on the benefits of spraying the pesticide. A lot of farmers don't want to give up those benefits nor does the company Bayer formerly Monsanto Santa which cells die camera herbicide and Campbell tolerant soybean and cotton seats. It's a billion dollar business at the end of two thousand twenty the EPA will have to decide ride once again whether to let farmers keep spraying. This Chemical Dan Charles N._p._R.
Pesticide Police, Overwhelmed By Dicamba Complaints, Ask EPA For Help
"In some of the big farming states officials have become overwhelmed by complaints about a weed killer that farmers are using. The demand for enforcement is so high that these officials say they don't don't have time to think about anything else. Some of them argue the federal government should really just take this product off the market. Here's NPR's Dan Charles. For the past three summers the phones have been ringing like crazy. In the office of the Indiana state chemist farmers and homeowners were reporting a kind of chemical hit and run their soybean fields. Tomato plants looked sick with curled up leaves and they blamed pesticides from nearby farms. So Andy. Ross one of the field investigators had to jump in his car and head to the scene. It's sort of a mad rush at the beginning B.. Rush out you do the field work you take the pictures. You Take the samples. You get him back here back to the lab test S. those samples of leaves and Soil Pesticides Lab Supervisor Ping want says her people were overwhelmed to first issue. Was We quickly reach our maximum storage capacity. They had to buy more freezers store. The evidence there is not an inch of wall space left and their tests showed the same thing thing over and over Die Cam die campus herbicide for years ago the Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved a new use for it. Farmers now can spray special versions of camera right over some soybean varieties that are genetically engineered to tolerate it. The weeds die but these crops are fine. A lot of farmers love this technology and majority of also being planted in America. This past year. Were I can be tolerant others. Like Louis. Floor in Frankfort Indiana who's growing soybeans. That can't tolerate DOT Cambe. They think it's a plague. I had about an eighty acre field. That was whacked pretty hard with Cambe. He says it cut his harvest on those acres by a third. That CAM has this problem. It does not always stay where it's sprayed on hot days. It can evaporate and drift across the landscape damaging other their plants and it's been happening on an enormous scale across the soybean farming belt from Minnesota in the north to Arkansas. In the south millions of acres of old old-style soybeans have been damaged also vineyards and orchards friendships of ended over this in one dispute between farmers in Arkansas one farmer shot and killed the other Louis Floor Nelson's neighboring farms as a potential threat and I just flat out tell people I've got a lawyer you know watching. What are your neighbors? Say to that they think it. It's up to state governments to investigate reports of pesticide drift. And figure out if anybody caused by breaking the rules but in Illinois the number number of complaints went from about one hundred twenty four years ago to over seven hundred in two thousand nineteen in Indiana went from about sixty two two hundred and Dave Scott. WHO's in charge of Indiana's pesticide inspections says everybody is overwhelmed? We're just running ourselves ragged. Just trying to get out there. Collect the evidence. It's also so frustrating. Field investigator Andy. Roth often sees dot cam damage across entire fields. And he can't figure out where it came from WHO to hold accountable. Sundays you WPRO. Am I doing any good. Am I making an impact here or what might just spinning my wheels. Meanwhile because of Campbell the inspectors don't have time to do everything else else. They're supposed to do the check on. Pesticide uses at schools or golf courses or businesses. Leo read another. Indiana official is also president elect of the Association of American pesticide control officials. I think the most affected states would all agree that it's not acceptable to continue with this. The number of complaints. It's just not acceptable but the EPA reapproved daikin but just a year ago before the two thousand nineteen growing season. It decided did the problem could be addressed with a few new restrictions on where that can be sprayed and more training for people who use it. I asked read about that. So what was the experience experienced in two thousand nineteen. Did it fix the problem. No as a matter of fact a- The the complaint numbers went up in some states. The numbers did go down down but not necessarily because there was less damage. According to a survey of farmers in Missouri Eighty percent of them are not bothering to file formal complaints anymore. They I don't think does any good. Leo Read from the Office of the Indiana state chemist. Says he understands why you know. I've I've used the phrase die camper fatigue and it's very real thing another another possible sign of dicamba fatigue all but one of Missouri's eight pesticide inspectors left their job within the past year and a half Missouri officials said there was not any single reason for the rapid turnover but according to minutes of meetings between state pesticide enforcement agencies heavy workload and burn out was at least one reason last fall a group of state officials including Leo read had a conference call about Di Cambio with officials at the EPA. They had a question. The question is you are crinkled soybean leaves an unreasonable adverse effect. Because if if they are then. This product is federally miss branded if a product product is found to be miss branded than it can no longer be sold or used and EPA spokesperson said damage to plants can be an unreasonable adverse effect but it depends ends on the extent of the damage and on the benefits of spraying the pesticide. A lot of farmers don't want to give up those benefits nor does the company Bayer formerly Monsanto Santa which cells die camera herbicide and Campbell tolerant soybean and cotton seats. It's a billion dollar business at the end of two thousand twenty the EPA will have to decide ride once again whether to let farmers keep spraying. This Chemical Dan Charles N._p._R. News.
What Happens When A President Is Impeached?
"My name is evey. Im seven years. Old I live in Downers Grove Illinois. I my question is what happens when presidents get impeached. Have you been hearing about impeachment. It's been in the news because the US President Donald Trump trump has been impeached. And there's been a lot of news and conversation about whether he did something so bad that he should no longer be the US president as we're putting this this podcast episode out the trial to decide that is still going on. We thought you might appreciate having a little bit. More of an understanding of what impeachment actually is is how it works and when it has happened before in. US history so we called up. Jessica Levinson to help us with this. She's a professor or a teacher. Sure of law at Loyola Law School in California so she teaches people how to become lawyers. She also focuses on politics and government in her work so she looks at the rules around elections and she looks at government ethics. How people should behave in government so she really knows what's going on when it comes to impeachment? Here's Eve these question again. What happens when presidents get impeached? So impeachment is basically a way of removing one of our leaders in government. We have a couple of ways to remove people from their jobs so they don't get to keep doing what they already do and one of them is through elections and we can choose to vote somebody out of their current position. We can choose to say you. Don't get to keep your job. Somebody else's going to do your job now and we could also also decide to use a process called impeachment which means that people will basically decide. You did something. That is really bad in really problematic attic and that it's so bad that we might have to remove you from your job Before the next vote before the next election and so so. That's that's basically. What impeachment is a way so that people don't get to keep doing their job because they did something pretty? Bad impeachment is a process that was written into into our Constitution. The constitution is the document that was created to lay out the fundamental rules of what the United States was going to be. Here's our other guests to help explain lane the history. I am candidacy Davis. The author of don't know much about history. Impeachment is simply a term that was adopted by the men who drafted and wrote the United States constitution in seventeen eighty seven and the word comes from an old English term for how to remove an official if he somehow did something that was wrong. Corrupt criminal unethical ethical or some other form of needing to be removed. And so this was an idea that was important to the founders of with the country because they were getting a great deal of power to one man in particular the president does they finally decided on it as well as other federal officials and is important to remember. That impeachment isn't only for president. It's also for other high-ranking federal officials officials who might have to be removed from office including federal judges because our presidential elections only happen every four years the men who wrote the US Constitution thought there needed to be away to remove the president in between elections. If he had done something so wrong that he shouldn't be president anymore even before for an election happened. And I'm saying he here instead of he and she or her because back in the seventeen hundreds the founders couldn't imagine that a president or a judge judge or a person in that kind of power would be a woman one of the most important things about a democracy where the people choose their leaders is just that that the people choose so it needs to be a really big deal for a president to be removed from office by other elected officials instead of by the voters in an the election so the writers of the Constitution created rules around win and how a president can be impeached. The House of Representatives can bring bring charges against the president when they think he has done something wrong if a majority more than half of the members of the house votes to bring those charges to trial then a president has been impeached. That has happened three times so far in. US history and that's what happened to the current president. Donald Trump Andrew through Johnson in eighteen sixty eight was the first president to be impeached. The second one was Bill Clinton in nineteen ninety eight so it was more than a hundred thirty years between the first two impeachments Bill Clinton Andrew. Johnson were not removed from office now. There was one other career impeachment in that time. Richard M Nixon who was the president elected in nineteen sixty eight resigned from the office in Nineteen eighteen seventy four because he was going to be impeached and it was quite certain that he was going to be removed from office because of what he had done. In what we now know as Watergate so impeachment is pretty rare but it also might be a little confusing because being impeached. Doesn't doesn't mean that you're no longer. The president. Being impeached is kind of like being accused of doing something wrong. Here's how Jessica Levinson describes it just because because that first group of people the House of Representatives decides to impeach you nothing actually happens to president it might be that it's really embarrassing Maybe the people who don't like what happened. Use this against you. Think about something that happens at school where somebody does something. Like take a marker that wasn't theirs if the teacher tells the whole class look at this person they took the marker that's really bad that's kind of like impeachment if nothing thing happens other than the teacher just saying that's really bad but it's really what happens next which is called a trial in the Senate where you might be able to lose your job. The trial in the Senate is kind of like if the teacher says. That's so bad that you don't get to use markers for the rest of the day and so there's this consequences to that so it's up to the Senate to hold a trial and if enough of them. Two thirds agree that the president should be removed only then then what a president have to step down and that has so far never happened in. US history
Trump denies knowing Giuliani associate Lev Parnas
"President trump is on the attack in predicting a quick Senate impeachment trial as the non-partisan independent arm of the government called the Government Accountability Office or Gao concluded that the trump administration broke the law when it was held security aid to Ukraine last year ear and CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports. Now the president is also continuing to deny that he knows a Rudy Giuliani associate who calls himself. Trump's asset in Ukraine today new revelations or complicating with the White House had hoped would be an easy senate trial very quickly to host a non-partisan partisan federal watchdog agency has determined the trump administration broke the law when it withheld military aid to Ukraine according to the Government Accountability Ability Office blocking that military assistance violated a law that limits the president's ability to withhold money already approved by Congress and faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy. Priorities for those Congress has enacted into law today. The White House defended the move. Move by saying the nearly four hundred million dollars in aid was eventually released. I'm very glad that Ukraine got its aid and got it within the deadline. While officials aren't expected to be prosecuted for the violation. The release is fueling more questions ahead of trump's senate impeachment trial. This is a bombshell as we head into the Senate Trial Democrats say it underscores the importance of having witnesses and new documents and the trial this reinforces again. The need for documents and witnesses in the Senate the White House has spent the last several days finalising its defense but new revelations made by a recently recently indicted associate of Rudy. Giuliani's could turn their plans upside down today. Trump denied knowing love Parnis despite having multiple photos goes with him other than I guess pictures taken which I do. Thousands of people in the president was aware of his efforts to get dirt on the Biden's and was in close coordination with Giuliani. But today trump said he doesn't think they've ever spoken never had a conversation that I remember with him. I don't need the help of a man I and I never met before. Despite parnassus claim he did nothing without the consent of Giuliani when it came to Ukraine trump stood by his personal attorney. Today today is is somebody that frankly having him on my side was a great honor for me and it has been a great honor for me now Jake. Trump trump was also asked about a letter. That Rudy Giuliani had sent to then. Ukrainian president elect Zielinski saying that he had president trump's knowledge and consent to ask ask for a meeting with him. This letter released by House Intelligence Committee this week. Trump said he had no knowledge of that letter but really Guiliani had written written it and sent it. He you would not have a problem with it are Kaitlan Collins at the White House for his. Thanks so
Mexican Asylum Seekers Could Now Be Deported to Guatemala
"What a marvelous president elect is reviewing an agreement that would allow Mexican seeking asylum in the US to be sent to Guatemala instead the agreement signed in July was between president trump in the outgoing Guatemalan government similar agreements have been signed with Honduras and El Salvador but pro immigrant groups and other critics say water models asylum offices tiny and lacks the capacity to vent a significant increase in cases they also know that the murder rate in that nation is five times the rate in the United States and warned that asylum seekers will be in danger Allison Keyes
Jainine Anyez assumes Bolivian presidency
"In Bolivia right wing senator. Janine onions declared herself president Tuesday night. Despite a lack of quorum and Congress the same day longtime Bolivian President Eighth Morales landed in Mexico where he's received asylum. This is Janine. Years Camera is President of the Chamber of Senators. I immediately assume the presidency of the state because foreseen in the constitutional order and I commit myself to accept responsibility ability for all necessary measures to pacify the country. Evo Morales says movement towards socialist. I'm more mass. Party is refusing to recognize this precedent. Calling her claim. The legal to crying Morales resignation over the weekend as a military coup on Tuesday the Organization of American States States held an emergency meeting in Washington. DC where US ambassador. Carlos Trujillo read a statement from President. Donald Trump applauding evo morales his resignation. Warning it should quote send a strong signal to Venezuela Nicaragua Mexico Uruguay Nicaragua and the president elect of Argentina have all denounced morale analysis departure as a military
Dr. Aldon D. Morris Discuss History of Sociology Pertaining to Black America
"John Leo Hinton Junior and welcome to another edition up in black miracle on news leaks program Doctor Alden. Moore's professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University and president elect of the American Sociological Issue Logical Association in Black America. Many of the early white sociologists were actually quite racist and they preached that that in in many ways that black people were inferior and therefore they deserve to be at the bottom of the society because of their meager talents and intellect. So they did not pay much attention to the horrific Jim Crow period period of slavery. And so on. And so what that means is that the factors like oppression and Discrimination and Terence fourth and not bigger into their now about why black people face so much why they were and why they were at the bottom of society and And and this might be interesting you but the first to sociology books were actually written all race actually written by two I believe they were white. Mississippi and established in one thousand nine hundred. Five small group led by Lester. Ward William Grand something to Franklin Jennings and Albion small at a meeting any of the American Economic Association. The American Sociological Association held his first meeting the following year in Providence Rhode Island the membership in in one thousand nine hundred sixty two at one hundred fifteen for the first several decades the activities of the society or sending on publishing a journal holding an annual annual meeting and performing various administrative functions. Such as record keeping sending out communications and so forth and forty nine the first executive executive officer was appointed on a part time basis and in one thousand nine hundred sixty three. The Association established permanent headquarters in Washington. DC since the organization was founded. There has only been three African American presidents PRYATTA. More selection. Dr Al and Moore's will be the one hundred twelfth president of the American Sociological Association. He was served one year as president-elect and then become president of the Association in August Twenty Twenty he has taught at northwestern university. Since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight I was born and raised and Wyler Mississippi. Then I left and when I was twelve thirteen years old to and moved to Chicago and has lived in Chicago most of my life. I'm currently in in Chicago. Oh went to school and Peoria Illinois then I don't Long Island New York first job with the University of Michigan which has stayed about eight years and then I moved to North Western University. And I've been there ever since came to North Western in nineteen eighty eight idea about your childhood. Oh my childhood well. I was born in Jim Crow Mississippi. And I remember that I was just a boy I was six years old. When Emmett till was lynched He was lynched only about twenty miles. From where we we live. live with my grandparents and it had a tremendous impact on me and my generation. Some of us now refer to it as the Emmett till generation and I I remember going to the Colored School Having to sit on the back of buses Drink from Colored Water Fountains and do be be insulted and all kinds of ways especially my grandparents Were very strong people and I as a boy. I didn't understand why they were being called a boy aunt. And all of this kind of stuff so I experienced Jim Crow Racism in the heart of the South and Rural Mississippi. And then of course we were my mother and her siblings. Almost all of them have been part of the great migration and so they always lived in Chicago. Saint Louis and Milwaukee Detroit other places and so I as a little boy. I thought that The North was really really the promised land that they were really gold streets and milk and honey and all of that and so I also knew that I was going to come to Chicago once my elderly grandparents. It's passed and when they did. I was shocked with a double dose of new racism the the northern version. And so I you know I went to finished elementary school in Chicago. A went to community college and Chicago worked in factories in Chicago and And experienced a great deal love Racism and so on and Chicago of course This was the early seventy they sixties. The civil rights movement was still going on on the black power movement in particular was raging and so Also would assist that. They're the change could happen because I wouldn't have those movements and when I saw on television what was happening in the civil rights movement and all I. I grew up with a lot of hope. I thought we were going to change this thing. I had no idea that we would be where we are here. In the twenty thirty first century now you grew up in Chicago doing the radio station. WBO winds high days and allies Mohammed. And Jesse Jackson Operation Pushing Russian mayor. Daley tell us about that experience. It was a very A very rich rich experience by the time I was in Chicago. UGH Oh well I. I witnessed these a lot of the civil rights movement. The march on Washington and The Birmingham confrontation on television. 'cause I was in Chicago. Oh I was deeply influenced by Martin Luther King Junior and And then of course here in Chicago Jesse Jackson was his protege and so ooh I participated in protests and marches and so on that involved him and many many others Chicago was a very very Rich kind of Environment Like now it has some of the best and the worst tendencies of America and I went to a predominantly Lee White High School Where we were not as like people like students we were not considered to be smart? We were not considered to be college materials and so we weren't prepared appeared to they. They did not teach us to be those things and But yes I mean on on. You could drive down one street and park in front of me. Elijah Muhammad's house and you can go on a little bit east and you'll be at Jesse Jackson's headquarters and and so you know operation breadbasket is getting all of that. I do vaguely remember when Dr King about the Movement to Chicago in nineteen sixty six and there were marches for fair a housing and there was some of the most racist outpouring that the nation has ever seen When in one of those margins Dr King was hit upside the head with a brick and he said Ed that you know? I've been in Birmingham and I've been Montgomery. I've been in Mississippi but I've never seen the kind of racism that I'm experiencing here in Chicago so it was a mixed bag growing up here. I mean on the one hand. It was a vibrant strong rich black community. You know we had ebony and jet and all of the Black businesses the one that we had so many movements going on and and leaders both young and old. I was in community college when Fred Hampton and Mark Clark where fascinated they were black panthers and And that was the first time I saw Jesse Jackson in person. He came to my community college. I'll southeast junior colleges. In the end he spoke to us and And and I was like wow man. This is one of the most powerful individualism was ever heard so I remain active on movements but also You know Had never no one in my immediate family. That never gone to college so I didn't have any plans to go to college and And then the Vietnam war start raging and and I was working in Spiegel's warehouse and And I knew I didn't want to go to Vietnam and I ended up going to a community. Unity College us. Because then you could get for with the ferment. Kept you out of the service for a little while so so I did that and that was. That was the very beginning. Some of my college experience I in fact With somewhat afraid to go to community college because you know Com being a first generation student. I thought that everybody was going to be so much smarter than me. And then I was GonNa say things get laughed at it and all of that but I I went on. There was still more appealing. Attractive to meet and go into Vietnam and so I went. I went to a community college and I started reading. Do Boards and Margaret Walker and David Walker Peel. And all that kind of
Pelosi Expects Public Impeachment Hearings to Begin This Month
"Morning the house has formally approved an impeachment inquiry focused on president trump it was very nearly a party line vote it establishes a process to make the inquiry more public people investigators have interviewed in private may be interviewed again at hearings seen on TV the White House we should recall has not disputed the facts found in testimony and documents for the most part president trump did ask you cranes president to investigate Democrats including his political rival Joe Biden the president instead argues that his conduct was quote perfect and that the investigation is unfair Hogan Gidley as Deputy Assistant to the president in the White House principal deputies press secretary he's on the phone good morning Sir good morning does the house vote in the process it's now been set up for public hearings make this process any more fair well two things first let me start off with the premise out right which is completely incorrect the president was talking to president elect give out corruption it is not the link you ran on and one on looting out corruption in Ukraine is a worldwide fact everyone knows that Ukraine was a corrupt country that's why the Lynskey was able to win so easily the present was simply talking to him about the corruption use of the term I wanna make sure justice Mr Gidley I want to make sure we're clear on this you said the premise was incorrect I've just been reading again the transcript of the caller not a transcript the record of the call the president asks about a couple of specific things one is a conspiracy theory involving crowd size crowd striking the Democratic National Committee server the other involves Joe Biden and a son hunter Biden does the only things the president asked about of all the possible corruption the only things the president asked about do you disagree that the president last you lance president on down let's talk about where his political rivals for twenty twenty everyone in the world and forgive me but I'm old enough to remember when Democrats actually cared about what happened the twenty sixteen election nobody was talking about and quite frankly this is what the president ran on in one on one and that is making sure that the money we give these countries these hundreds of millions of dollars are actually spent wisely now I understand Democrats don't care about how we spend taxpayer dollars at home much left abroad but this president does let me just to the impeachment vote I think we should move there well let me bald head straight way to Hogan we've got a we've got a corrected fact here you said the president did not ask about a twenty twenty rival the record of the call the White House record the call the record you released says that president trump asked about Joe Biden so that is totally false what you just said why do you say that falls thing in relation to the twenty sixteen corruption he wasn't talking about twenty twenty and you and your listeners know that what I was biting involved with the crowd strike thing exactly if you're talking about the twenty sixteen election and you're talking about the corruption is it related to Ukraine you talk about the person who dealt with Ukraine that was killed by I'm sorry but running for president doesn't insulate you from any criticism or any investigations widely true let's go on to your question about the process now because you want to make a point about the process and whether it's more fair right it's not what the Democrats here have done is his right sham impeachment process all behind closed doors without any sunlight whatsoever selectively leaking pieces of information without full testimony to try in building narrative moving into the second round the vote yesterday except say we're gonna make portions of the next part public after we've already tried to tie dye your hands down your feet blindfold you put in a closet and beat you senseless they were just got take the blindfold off around two round three is organised taken from the Judiciary Committee and we expect though that you're gonna be blade up enough where it won't matter the problem is too they're fighting against the Donald Trump is gonna stand up around three fight back yeah it's interesting I think Democrats would characterize it differently but there is an element of truth in what you said that they would have to admit which is that they've just taken a bunch of testimony in these private hearings and they're going to call those witnesses back in public and expect them to stand behind those stories which we which we largely now is that going to make it challenging to defend the president in public right and face cross examination so so do you do you do you think that there's going to be difficulty defending that case given that so much of it is already on the record no because you're only hearing you know selective pieces of one portion and then also yesterday for example I don't think you're doing a private is beginning to backfire their reports Mister Morrison testimony was that he felt the present had done nothing wrong nothing illegal so they're all types of things coming out of these hearings and and you're kind of making not white which is it be really nice for the American people to get to see this out in the open and in public if you get a parking ticket your forty due process you can confront the policeman who gave it to you you can talk to the judge about it you can submit evidence you can ask questions although although as you know the police might investigate that and private first then you get a trial which could be coming who knows how can get les thanks so much really appreciate it thanks for the time he's Deputy Assistant to the president and NPR White House reporter Asia Roscoe as been listening and what struck you there well I I think we we got a a a glimpse of what the White House strategy is on this this idea that everything goes back to twenty sixteen and he did not specifically say president trump on that call with the Ukrainian president say I want you to investigate my twenty twenty rival I'm it himself and then it's a twenty twenty rival that saw them but he didn't say I want you to do this for twenty twenty and that's kind of what White House adviser kellyanne Conway was saying yesterday he did not specifically say it I am but I I think what Democrats and what others are saying is that just the very fact that he was asking for this investigation and at the same time holding up aid that that looks like pressure to them and we should remember that even though this Tim Morrison of that national security council did say yesterday or we know in his opening statement that he didn't think anything illegal happens there are other officials who say that they were very concerned by that call and peers Asia Roscoe thanks so much thank
Cristina's comeback: Fernández de Kirchner set for dramatic return as Argentina's No 2
"Guess who's back Cristina Fernandez de Kushner the leftist former president of urgent TNR is now the country's vice president elect thanks to a surprising coalition she formed with the most centers and decided less charismatic Alberto Fernandez the new president-elect on Sunday evening the Fernandez Fernandez de Kirchner double-act defeated incumbent Maurizio Macri who was vying for a second term with more than ninety seven percent of ballots counted Mister Fernandez had forty eight point one percent of the vote compared to Mr Mercury's forty point four percent of voiding any need for a SEC and round it represents a remarkable turnaround for Fernandez de Kirchner who has a slew of open criminal cases against her for corruption and erupted full from grace for mud three who wasn't able to turn around the nation's Faltering Economy Monaco's America's editor at large at Stalker unpacked the backstory Argentina's pen I'm like politics took a swing back to the left on Sunday as a parent friendly that told US coalition celebrated a return to power the presidential election pitted to polarize visions for the South American nation against each other followers of the populace emperor -tection EST policies of Christina finance the case now who governed from two thousand and seven to two thousand and fifteen and those who are now deceased husband Nestor President before her it is the right leaning will market-friendly outlook successor modest your macri no so long ago seemed as though macklowe guaranteed a second term after he had surprised many by beating Ferdinand is the case is era parent than the airline CEO early in the two thousand fifteen election he hated international investors by using Doda currency controls introduced by his predecessor and promise that the country was open to business as Fernandez case was embroiled in action Asians of corruption which saw several of her entourage sent to prison macree assured a change of direction and affects for the country's under-performing academy but he wasn't able to deliver as almost thirty five percent of the country's slipped into poverty last year macrey was forced to return to the international Monetary Fund seen as a bogeyman by many aggravating the country's woes knee aftermath of its recco debt default in two thousand and one else for fifty seven billion. US dollars the largest loan in the organization's history sparring food costs and rampant inflation Shen currently standing at well over fifty percent made matters worse and despite promising never to introduce currency controls earlier this year he restricted Argentinians access to their much loved greenbacks reviving duman black market a hallmark of the previous regime but I thought I see May Medina boy no Muss informacion him up but if you're honest the DC boito no detail procurement do know is somebody going through all the okay up on their to via Hulu which allowed the return of Christina Finan- this will suit of dogged by eleven criminal allegations and how mixed record in office it was clear that she was tainted which is why how much expected political comeback so the former president ron as a VP candidate for her parents ticket alongside a much less colorful and more centrist presidential candidate I'll bet finance this in August Argentina held primary elections essentially a dry run for October and dealt a better blow to macree we lost by over sixteen percentage points to the paranoia sts and was forced to recognize the comeback would be difficult or you're doing it on my lyrics and also the loss of lettuce but I can see that it's going to be secrete did manage a spirited late surge often seen as uncomfortable in the spotlight in the last few months he looked more at ease in the increasingly large accent he was able to convoke warning of the dangers of returning to the post his campaign close in the stronghold city of Cordoba to the sound of local quartet music so an estimated seventy thousand people take to the streets and while he was able to close some of the guy with his rivals in Sunday's vote largely seen as a knee-jerk reaction to the failing economy it wasn't enough to avoid a first round defeat another heavy loss for the ruling relish was felt in the province of born cise when we lost the governorship to former Economy Minister Axel Kissy Lav Mark kids will be fair for what is to come while Alabama of Hernandez has a show that he is his own man and not interested in repeating the misteps at the post applied between him and Christina finance their Kisner who still mobilizes an important base will be fascinating to watch who really holds the key to power will finance manage to hold the center ground and in Argentina's famously factional politics will this marriage of lenience remain for monocle I'm Ed
A brief history of presidents visiting troops in combat
"The only civil war battle that took place in Washington the battle of Fort Stevens President Abraham Lincoln gotten his carriage one evening and made an extra ordinary request he wanted to go see the fighting nobody of course not this was a very good idea but Lincoln did and off he went Lincoln wanted to support the Union troops he wanted to see the situation with his own eyes and he very nearly got himself killed as Brown's zipped over his top hat young officers shouted get down you fool. Lincoln Secretary of war Edwin Stanton was so worried about his boss that he ordered silence to evacuate winking was not happy he said I thought I was commander in chief Lincoln was not the first president to step foot on an American battlefield president James Madison was at the battle of Bladensburg during the war eighteen twelve but Lincoln's visit is often cited by historians in recounting the importance of presidents visiting troops in or near war zones to better grasp conditions to reverse public doubts into signal to both US and enemy forces the country took war efforts seriously veterans have split on the value of such visits with some suggesting that these so-called dog and pony show IOS obscure the realities of war and drain military resources to keep the president safe true or not these visits provide lasting symbolic images of presidents as commanders in war military as well as all the requirements team allied commander in Europe during World War Two Eisenhower made a bold campaign promise days before he won the nineteen fifty two presidential election I shall go to Korea our said the conflict there was spinning out of Control and Eisenhower promised to review reflieffactor military political and psychological to be mobilized in speeding a just peace eisenhower made good on his promise the next month as president elect he visited commanders and surveyed Chinese North Korean positions from spotter aircraft dressed in a thick parka. Eisenhower squatted on an ammunition crate and ate lunch shoulder to shoulder with soldiers photos of Eisenhower there were symbolically important showing him as a hands on leader but the visit had important policy implications to confirming Eisenhower's belief that the war had become a stalemate Eisenhower brokered an armistice later that July and set after that we could not stand forever on a static front and continued to accept casualties without any visible results according to historian Michael Beschloss and his new book presidents of war speedy and reliable air travel after the nine I'm too blunt negative public opinion Johnson stood in a jeep at Cameron Bay choked up Johnson told his troops I could not begin to thank every man in Vietnam for what is doing
Explainer 187: Who is Kais Saied?
"December Seventeenth Two thousand ten a twenty six year old to nece- and fruit seller cold muhammed boozy and held no rallies preferring trudge door to door to speak to voters directly. He's message was simple he's clean his own man not on the hook left was an unfair advantage while getting elected as an outsider candidate anywhere is no small accomplishment it is also relatively speaking the easy getting sites proposed reforms onto the statute books will require a two-thirds majority in Tennessee as parliament also under Tunis's system as it stands country ten days after that Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country he had ruled for nearly a quarter of a century the which point some biographical buck ground president-elect saieed he'll be at least but if it was a success anywhere and we will come back to the size of that if presently it was in the Arab spring's birthplace this past week she to get things done at home it will also require him to apply for his first pass Bolt welts siders who often show up at these things to make some point or other rather than being a serious contender indeed he claimed he'd never even voted before city of Tunis he helped draft Tunis's new post Arab Spring Constitution but displayed little aspiration to political office until two thousand candidates backed by the established parties he turned the nickname. Robo cop from an insult into a compliment side ran almost no advertising president-elect side now has to try governing while toting a considerable burden of expectations and without a party apparatus to support him ends and which side very much wants to change the presidential purview is limited to national security defense and foreign affairs which may limit sides ability Kende Tunisia held its second free presidential election since the Arab spring second free presidential election in its history this one brought forward a few being charges of tax fraud and money laundering the result was inevitable even though site refused to campaign while his opponent was in the clink full swearing what he believes eighteen when he declared himself an independent candidate for the presidency initially cited looked and may have suspected himself to be one of the improbable committee huge field which contested the first round of voting back in September sides austere even do a presence set him apart from the noise generated by the so I need is not regrettably an altogether fresh new liberal broom in the didn't isolated act of desperation he's hostile actors are in the pay of foreigners who felt soles to extremism and terrorism manipulated from outside the country by parties rights as men it is Richard indeed in that context of Middle Eastern politics that he nevertheless appears a stretch better than the average but side account for the moment at least on Tunis's impatient youth roughly ninety percent of eighteen to twenty five year olds voted for him attracted by his detachment context of Middle Eastern politics he is keen on the death penalty much less so on gay people and believes that women should not get to enjoy the same inheritance in the end of this month is a sixty one year old former professor of constitutional law with a modest profile as a public intellectual who taught mostly at the universe to anybody when he made it to the to candidate runoff against nobile career a brash media tycoon who spent much of election season in prison pen who do not wish well on a country determined to persevere how does an island I'm room with over the Arab spring failed in general to promote the blossoming of liberal democracy across the don't to terrorism Tunisian people know how art and culture are important to understand and appreciate months following July's death in office of the previous incumbent elderly political veteran Beigey tweed essentially genesee is new president elected with a from the establishment he should also be helped along by the robust civil society which has helped prevent Yunessi from descending into post Arab Spring Kale it has made considerable progress since Mohammed boozy made his stand and his sacrifice it remains however a considerable stretch from where many unisons would prefer it to be president elect side faces both a challenge and opportunity Monocle twenty four I'm Andrew
WaPo: Trump 'used Pence' in Ukraine plot
"News From The Washington Post President trump romp us. That's the word and the Post Article Vice President Pence in the Ukraine plot now aides to pence or pushing back within this story saying he wasn't in on on the incriminating part but here's the reporting Donald Trump repeatedly involved in used pens to exert pressure told not to attend the inauguration of the new Ukrainian President so oh this is raising a ton of questions not only pence but also whether Donald Trump was planning ahead to try to spread around the Gilt if you'd look at the story that way meanwhile secretary of State Pompeo has been denied that he knew anything about the collusion call with Ukraine will now a different story. What do you know about those conversations so you just gave me a report about IC compaign none of which I've seen Mister Secretary. Do you have any comment on reports. You're on July twenty fifth. Call president-elect scheme as was on the phone. Call was on the phone call. The phone call was in the context of now. I guess I've been the secretary state for coming on a year and a half three stories on three different days and then there's this new Reuters. There's reporting the State Department employees were contacted directly by lawmakers or their staff and basically told not to talk to their own State Department Council House Democrats are warning on Pale to quote stop intimidating witnesses to quote protect trump and any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress they say is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the ongoing impeachment
"president elect" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"They've turned their guns on the attorney general the United States now. Members of the house have filed complaints the Maryland Virginia bars to try and get attorney general bar punished. Or disbarred, you believe this. And they're talking about impeaching him. And of course, the goal is as I explained yesterday. The back benches are repeating today too. So dirty him up when he comes up with these unbelievable findings. About the individuals who were involved. In interfering in our election. The individuals who were involved and trying to take out candidate Trump the individuals who are involved and trying to smear President-elect Trump. The individuals today who are still involved and trying to remove President Trump. They want to be able to say, well, what do you expect? It comes from bar. Tell me why are the Democrats so defensive Mr. producer? Something to hide. Why the Democrats so worried about the inspector general report that comes out four to six weeks? Why are they so worried about Bill bar his investigation? Because lead straight to the Oval Office. And it president named Barack Obama. That's why. The greatest scandal in political history, and the media covered it up on behalf of Obama and the Democrats. Oh, not the phony Russia collusion. No. The Obama administration's interference with our election. The use of the FBI potentially the CIA. Justice department, and apparently the willing dupes who are called judges on the Feis courts who haven't lifted a finger to correct. What place in those secret hearings? I'll.
"president elect" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Have a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump. We have another discussion about affairs throughout the world. And. Him enlightening interesting and engaging enjoyed the very very much. I was also very impressed by the remarks he made on his victory, by the way. It's not easy winning. I know that myself. He did something I try to do it was unsuccessful, and he won the general election. And and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and his vision something which obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way. The last few weeks. He's been carrying out a transition effort after tell you. I've been impressed by what I've seen in the transition. Now, we've gone from calling the guy a phony to making him sound like the next the next coming. Well, okay. Let's move forward. A couple of years to today today. He was on after he wrote his piece in the in the Washington Post. He was on with Jake tapper on CNN today. This is what he had to say today. Didn't didn't sound at all? Like what you just heard? Is there any chance that you might emerge as an alternative for President Trump and run against him for president in the primaries in two thousand twenty now you may have heard Iran before I've had that experience. And by the way, I acknowledge the president was successful. And I was not he did something. I couldn't do he won. Right. And this was his comment to Jake tapper today, but there are places that I think the president can if you will elevate his game. And and do a better job to help bring us together as a nation. And so he was he was. He's a little back and back off a little bit. So my question is this Mitt Romney in March of two thousand sixteen essentially said this about Donald Trump. There's plenty of evidence that Mr. Trump is a con man fake. Mr. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years. But over the course of the campaign and on the Ku Klux Klan daily. So he goes on he's basically phony. So my question to you is this in view of how far Mitt Romney has gone from criticizing the guy for being a horrible human being which he might be which he might be. Then showing up at the golf course in heaven the dinner, and I think he had a second dinner from not mistaken. And was at least undecided consideration for secretary of state. And now that he was elected in Utah with the endorsement of Donald Trump, which he graciously accepted gratefully accepted who's more phony Donald Trump on Mitt Romney. I would submit what you see with Donald Trump. Whether you like it or not is what you get. What you see with mitt Mitt Romney, you tell me what day of the week. It is who's the real phony Trump or Romney, you be the judge. This is disgraceful six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty..
"president elect" Discussed on KCRW
"Oh Brazilian president-elect. Is that nice go on the new far-right? Brazil is going next. One is David Hogg H O G G. Dave, oh, the is the parkland shooting survivor. Got into Harvard. That's correct. And he's become a prominent gun control advocate. Sergei scruple and the last night of spelled S K R I P A L Sergei scruple. Circe scruple. Oh, I don't know. I sounds Russian Russian. He does not live in Russia. Does that help? Does not live in Russia would see something to do with the Trump campaign. He lives in England. Oh, he was poisoned. That's right. Former Russian spy attacked mandating. Nice. Right. Try this. When two people Dante Robinson, and Rashawn Nelson. Dante Robinson and Rashawn Nelson. Has something to do with coffee. Oh, good. Good yet. Coffee and nine one one. That's a great here. Here's a here's a more helpful. Starbucks. Our they arrested because they were black in Starbucks. That's right in Philadelphia. They were waiting for one. Starbucks, later apologized and conducted racial bias education for all its employees. Your next one is a place for mom Luang cave. Oh, that's where the boys were trapped from the flooding in Taiwan Thailand. Thailand. Thailand, you got over it. Here's your last one. It's a fictional place. What kinda what kinda what? That's the one. I know. Right. I watch a lot of movies. Well, you did great. You did great great job. And for playing our puzzle today. You'll get a weekend addition lapel pin as well.
"president elect" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Lives twice when he should have died by reason and then dies when he should have lived and thereby changes, the course not only of US history. But history of the world. And what about his distant cousin who pronounced his name Roosevelt? Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was elected president in nineteen thirty two by an absolute landslide and had his own close brush with death on that. Now talking about the episode of polio that most people know about he had polio before he ran for president before became governor of New York. I'm talking about another assassination attempt an absolutely bizarre. One. What is particularly strange about. This is that most Americans know nothing about it. On February fifteenth nineteen thirty three. After Franklin Delano Roosevelt had beaten Herbert Hoover in a landslide. He was our president-elect. He had gone on a fishing trip on the of Vincent Astor, very wealthy, man. And he came back to Miami. And gave a speech from the back of a car. He was sitting on the back seat of that convertible. Remember, he was crippled. He couldn't use legs regularly. So he didn't move around so easily he wrote through some packed crowds. Bayfront park in Miami. And he stopped in front of the stage that was full of VIP's, and among them was a mayor of Chicago was down there to greet president Roosevelt president-elect Roosevelt. The mayor scarves. Name was Anton j Cermak. About thirty feet from the car. There was a very short. Man. Dark complected Italian immigrant. An unemployed bricklayer whose name was Giuseppi is on Gara. He was five foot one inches tall. He had suffered lifelong from this terrible stomach. We don't know exactly what it was people assume it was also he complained and complained of pain. He never had any family that we know of or connection with any other organization except the bricklayers union, which he said he was forced to join Zan garra had a thirty two revolver. And he fired five times from thirty feet away at the president-elect every one of his bullets hit somebody. None of them hit president-elect Roosevelt. Two people were seriously wounded, MRs Mabel Gill who was just a bystander and mayor Cermak of Chicago the crowd and the police jumped on the gunman. Meanwhile, the secret service ordered the driver of FDR's car to get out of that park. But the president-elect said absolutely not go back in there. And let's pick up the wounded. On the way to the hospital. He cradled mayor Cermak of Chicago cradled his head on shoulder and kept talking to him saying, Tony keep quiet. Don't move. Tony. That was the kind of talk. The doctors later said kept mayor Cermak from going into shock immediately. People got their first glimpse of Roosevelt under pressure. They saw him assuring the crowd. He was alright talking cirmac out of a shock visiting the victims that night returning to the hospital the next day with flowers cards baskets of fruit. You've met his first test under fire and impress the whole nation. Meanwhile, Giuseppi, Sandra. Never explained why was trying to shoot president-elect Roosevelt. He just said he wanted to shoot kings and presidents because he said, I don't like no people's. And FBI investigation showed that he wasn't connected any people's than anyone knew of his whole situation changed when mayor Cermak died on March six two days after Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president said famously in his inaugural. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. After mayor Cermak died just fourteen days after that. Guara who would kill them was executed and still stands as the swiftest legal execution. The country to the minister who is trying to offer prayers. Before he was electrocuted. Zamora said get to hell out of here. You son of a bitch. His last words, they put the hood on him where Viva Italia goodbye to all poor peoples everywhere. And then he said to the sheriff at the controls push the button. And then Gara went off to his fate. Franklin D Roosevelt had survived his first brush with death. He didn't survive his next brush with death. He died in office. Little bit more than twelve years later, but his decision as to the vice presidency. Made a fateful difference of extraordinary consequence for the United States and indeed for the entire free world and.
"president elect" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"That the bulk of information and the FIS applications all four of them original three subsequent applications signed by people like Komi and Yates and all these other people rod Rosenstein, and I'll play that in the next day of our, you know. Oh, you're testing. It's an affidavit and a career law enforcement is putting their their full faith in credibility behind it. Yeah. Well, turns out Komi admits that which we already knew we knew this because the he signed off on the first Biza warrant in October. And then told Trump in early January it was salacious at unverified. Well, if it was verified in January certainly unverified in October when they had the first FIS a warrant they their first renewal by that point when he met the president-elect at Trump Tower. But if you look at this this transcript so thing about this. I mean, you're literally now going to give a pass to somebody you believe six foreign intelligence agencies had hacked into her mom and pop shop bathroom closet server as she was a boy. Ding, congressional oversight with classified and top secret information in it. And you give her a pass and you lie when you say that you hadn't written the exoneration before you met with her that turned out not to be true only matters or if you're a Republican lie and that Hillary Clinton pays for this. Dossier becomes the bulk of information presented to a Pfizer court to spy on the Trump campaign associate. And now they admit they never verified any of it. Now, there's more problems with it. Not only did they not verify it. They also never told defies a court judges on any occasion that Hillary bought and paid for the opposition party remember the targeting and Trump campaign associate and on top of that they knew they were using circular reporting because they fired steel November first at 2016, nor did they ever amended it to say even still doesn't know that it's true in an interrogatory in Great Britain gonna explain why this is all going to happen. Whether they like it or not they are now playing with fire, and they don't know it yet. Women.
"president elect" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"President-elect who is set to take office in January is having to defend himself against charges of tax evasion. Mr. bolt scenario campaigned hard on an anti-corruption ticket. He appealed to many voters because of his clean track record in congress where hundreds of members are being investigated for corruption. These allegations emerged after the Brazilian tax. Authorities found over three hundred thousand dollars at flowed in and out of the account of an aide to Mr. both sonars sunflower view, the president-elect said some of the money had been found in his wife's account because the aide had been repaying alone to him he'll say called it a mistake to the money had not been included in his tax return. That report from the BBC Peruvians votes Sunday in a referendum ended curbing corruption has the South American nation tries to put it into a scourge. That has led lawmakers judges and even former presidents behind bars this is townhall dot com. Family physician. Dr Charles Neider and tells us about a possible blood test for cancer, the potential of the simple tests on blood that detects most of the common cancers is very exciting. Australian researchers are claiming that they have won so far it's been positive and ninety percent of a sample about seventy patients with breast prostate lung. Colorectal cancer was negative on the blood of people who did not have a clinically diagnosed cancer. If this test proved successful that could be done cheaply easily in the medical office. This is Charles Snyder from Washington Zealand police said Sunday, they found a body. They believe to be that of missing twenty two year old British tourist grace Melena place said that the body was in a forested area. On Saturday at twenty six year old man was charged with murder in her case after he was detained for questioning by police. More of these stories at townhall dot com. I'm Patrick fos. This is John McCullough. You know, talking about my pillow all this time really has remained fun after all where else would you get to share the wonders of being rid of a neck problem? You've had for sixteen years..
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"Complete systemic change i mean we have to have dense urban cities we have to get rid of of cars completely not not just switch to electric cars we have to totally reimagined our world and then go out and make it an all within a span of like ten years and that is the scale of the problem in uh in he was defending his is air travel on to me saying that i as a person this is what i know what to do i know how to go and talk about these problems in energized the community in in spread the message it this is the most important thing we can tackle right now and i was like you know what i i need to s i need to change you know when i see something um we don't we don't have the luxury of absolutist opinions anymore we have to react to the facts on the ground and now i give up flying several several years ago maybe i don't do that anymore in in uh get huge amounts of flack you know if i start back up but maybe that's the best thing for me to do right now in just knowing that each of us has our own personal actions we can take each of us can contribute each of us are part of the solution and trump cannot take that away from us we have the ability to cut carbon out of our own lines of have the ability to rally the community artist on tiny community are our friends and family most most importantly to talk to them about why climate change important why everything depends on on this and in context with all these other social issues now that we will probably be doing within a renewed way you just have we just have to keep being asked we can't let someone change who we are that is not does not share values so who keep keep up the fight in in in now more importantly than ever on not to quit because the project or the science research or the article or whatever you were thinking about running but now are not writing because you're totally despondent and suicidal because of the election.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"By the way you know you're that's so invaluable because you look around everywhere everywhere i look everywhere i look there's a community of people like that community you talked about of students and and scientists like you um and what's really promising us that we have more tools than ever for people in communities to make a difference uh the flint water problem was done if i buy a mother and the left and elaborate university the she found using the internet a vote volkswagen cheating was found by a tiny little air clean air ngo and west virginia university couple of scientists who drove a car and measured the emissions edge greenpeace does this great work on palm oil you know in pulp and paper in southeast asia where they use some people on the ground there and the new use youtube decree really spunky videos to punish companies for you know not paying attention to sourcing and we have that all around on the the the eliseo canyon natural gas crusher was identified because environmental defence funded another ngo had an airplane with a with a infrared camera and that that wouldn't have been the big story was if it wasn't visible so so i mean it's all not enough it's all not enough and it's really frightening that we live in a world where the the things you're talking about and we all see our are conceivable but there's plenty to do yeah i even before the veal action there was some this twitter on conversation that i was involved with with thumb alec stephane on who's a futurist and the guy really respect he's a brilliant on thinker in on his point is that we are in such a bind right now because of the frame associated with climate change carbon budget is taking every day and we're at the point where the only thing that will really get us on a to see path is.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"Um types of energy because of economic concerns at cetera and not prioritising climate um and then you're you're not basically the idea that you know i brought up that people have had to mm make compromises on climate moralistic com realistic compromises i miss over so we had a a listener who gave us in feedback recently that they were frustrated that a by some of my statements that people might have to make more elastic compromises on climate for economic reasons you know like the example i gave of a senior citizens and maine who had to to burn coal um to stay warm in the winter and that sometimes you have to think about your survival first and then then think about climate change later and um you know ever since this i woke up this morning i've been thinking about how my supposed to be a climate scientists when i'm worried about going to jail for having had an abortion which i've spoken publicly about i'm worried about the students in my lap i have queer students in my lab i have students of color i have i have immigrant students i have students my lab that aren't um american citizens of women students in my lab and my classrooms and you know for them if if they're concerned about their safety their physical safety in a post trump world how are they supposed to come in and do research rate in and how so it's like this you you know i know that that sounds like i'm i'm saying climates nonimportant and that we won't all lose if if if if that you were not all losers in a in a post trumpworld were climate changes and valued but what i'm trying to say is that it's not fair that you know we have to worry about these things when we should be concerned about what will happen to to the climate and so you know i came into the lab late today i it took me a long time to actually feel like i was in a place where i could come into my office and and i fully expected things to be quiet expected people to be staying home um and uh.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"Is a really crucial moment to to know whether this really is are the undoing of everything and by the way again not just climate policy but so many things if there is some sign of he is a shape schifter and you know it depends on what shape he wants to take as president does he want to go down in history as is what he was during the campaign or does he want to go on down in history is something who is someone who sort of circle backed him to reasonableness i think there has to be a moment to lista see how that plays out again massive eyeroll that you can't see um from death but but it's like that it's like i don't really know i don't really know if trump cares what people think of him i mean full stop by an jacqueline would marine say in terms of like whether he cares what people think about him the only thing that matters i i think is that in his eyes he's a winner and that's all i ever mattered rate weather's winners and losers its binary world will now he's a we're now he's a winner rahab but um i was just going to say that um uh looks research just came out with a a steady that estimated that trump's policies will lead to an extra three point four billion tonnes of co 2 compared with your blood and presumes i don't know i mean i'm not like a i'm not that's not my my jam in terms of like what i do but so i don't know how realistic that is but um you know that's the with the app it's it's scary that that that analysis con of it it kind of m you know takes.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"There there is reason we we have we have an international climate framework now which we didn't have a year ago will yes we didn't have a year ago and that will be resilient in some form to whatever this presidency is and i i think that that we should we now will be the time to sort of pass the whatever baton the united states tattered climate global climate leadership will be passed to somewhere united inerview last night with a reporter in denmark in she's she said no does that mean that europe is is it is going to be climate leaders now as like your your your europe is already leader has been for a long time and also countries like the marshall islands are of climate leaders and they have increasingly a lot of power in the in the structure that's emerging right now on yet will one thing i said peace was a power some you know it he can't really do much about it for lease three years and it's the good thing about the government is we all know is is it's got everybody in the game the bad thing is it's not binding anyway i wrote this year of months ago the trump why when he was kind of yelling about parasite getting out in our said why you know what's the big deal doesn't bind eu in any way anyway are so does not ends all you would admit onto though was going to bind as so hill obviously ignore it ignore the obama target but it doesn't necessarily mean that the economics are in his favour anymore you know like you've said andy of a coal is not coming back in a matter how much we want it to just because the economic here in the states still going to be a challenge overseas so were part of this i think the next month or two as he selects cabinet members.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"So that gets to maybe the ethics question of like and only that the that that you know he won he won he won white women he won on people without a college degree overwhelmingly in it it's just like the the the picture that we have of what our country is is not what our country is and that's what we learned last night and laszlo me that though i will point out that we like her people betray like blacks and latinos they knew his that they saw that already it was just for me it or for a lot of you know my my white friends and colleagues it's been like while things are worse than we thought and then all of the people say told asia it's our north of it on twitter last night too so on building on what anti was saying um the the president of the marshall islands issued a statement haida hill they forgive me if i'm pronouncing her name or giving her name wrong but she issued a statement from copp 22 in morocco on which is ongoing right now said that ince's or quote i expect trump will realize the climate change is a threat to his people and whole countries who share seas with the us including my own the paris agreement on climate change became lost so quickly because there is a significant national interest for each country in pursuing aggressive climate action and that fact has not changed because of the us election so she has hope then that means i do to look this is where any said these are these are the front lines of climate change these are people that that have the most immediate consequence of the us election beyond our our borders and.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"The future viability of your research i mean there's the vice president of the united states is going to be someone who believes the earth is younger than the timeframe of the research in my lab like what does that mean right i can't even wrote my header on that a kauai compromise with someone like that well i mean you take a example from kathryn hey who who we've had on the show before and she cuts off all for graphs in her presentation at at three thousand b c e just because that's you know that's the that's the agreed upon oldest date that the earth existed so why even show anything earlier than that 'cause you can make the same points but you're in a tough spot jacqueline though because you're research goes beyond the but one thing from other as it is you just explain for for true curry creationist this will matter but no matter what you think about global warming forced by greenhouse gases in the world with very high vulnerability to climate hazards even today if you're not studying and clarifying the past climate patterns that you and others like you look at uh you're you're setting yourself up for big problem in including in some of the world's most vulnerable places where where a climate hazards can really to stabilise not just the region but the result in part in some of the mass movements like you see into europe from north africa so that you know there's a total argument for more climate science and more observe a national capacity.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"Republican control of congress republican control of the conservative control the supreme court and he has the presidency basically his word will become law i mean we have not only risking turning back turning back the clean power plan as he said in indian parts but we could put in massachusetts versus epa up up you know the the via thirty that gives the epa to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant basically the the the force behind all climate action in this country could be turned over there it is a i'm i'm kind of pessimistic right now so one i also want to point out the you know if you think about the progress has been made in the last eight years it's been incremental and hardfought and with a congress that has basically had an agenda of doing nothing but styming any effort that president obama has has tried to put forward a regardless of its merits it's just a matter of making sure that nothing that he wants to do gets announced be balls and wall announcing me boss the wall end so you know for all this talk about being on the same team and in the same boat and and compromise and and you know me i'm i'm a i'm often very pragmatic i love compromise but you know we've been trying not model and it doesn't work and you know progressives have been trying to reach across the aisle and had had very little success in any little tiny victories that we have are now about to be undermined by by up a party that it basically can't wait to completely overturn everything so they're not gonna there there's not gonna be any compromise under that model at all and that worries me so this brings me to my second question is how are your colleagues our house power of the people that you know in the climate committee harvey responding today of all the turkmen go first yaoming it some.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"You know our parks um sponsored in the same way that are stadiums and other and another public um pena spaces are in also and i don't want to be but being don't wanna be put in the position of being the trump defender no there i i don't think that there are naive i'm not defenders their may be trump realists that are that are willing to work with with him it was somehow we have to figure away in i would you know i would put even obama into that you know his statement this morning was super acc yet he's talked about he talked about what were did you use he use the inner mural scrimmage or something like that it's like wrong the same team we are clearly not on the same team i mean italy we have we have people who you know paul ryan in his in his response this morning clearly said in almost every case the economy will trump the environment we will we will prioritise logging we will prioritize forestry interest will prioritize mineral extraction oil drilling everything above the environment because we don't doubt me back on the yup and they've already you know the the people that are on the canadian company behind the keystone xl has already issued a statement saying they're going to reapply for a permit under under trump so you know all of these things that that obama and environmentalists have been working for so hard for decades could beer erased in the matter of a couple of years not only that but you have.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"It's pretty wild he said though there are increasing demands to curtail spending and balance the federal budget we must make the commitment to invest in science engineering little immediate is obviously very some sort of policy delegate that wrote that hotel right but but but that's important because those are the people who will actually be advising you might not climate science rain and he he just well he specify how that he recently said that cutting climate science which save a hundred billion dollars and then he's he's committed to cutting funding for climate science ono in and again races but this is where you at you come in our in science scientists committed in the aaa us and age you and everyone else comes in in terms of making the case it that's really stupid you're harper tried it in canada than it made him look bad and he's not president he's not the fear of him were though an earlier round said oh well so then in in the place where we've already been doing hatton find funding has been level or has been going down while demand is gone out because we've had more scientists and fewer safer or fullyfunded harden lines for science um and you know so there are more and more soft money positions that are funded completely on grants and in the meantime no scientists are are being called before congress for these really spurious new testimonies and attacks on research attacks on nsf the national science foundation ends the peer review process on which are fundamental structures in howell publiclyfunded research is done so this is money that comes from taxpayers to do research on climate change science and impacts in mitigation that it's in the public interest as opposed to nino money that is funded by corporations or artwork signs at funded by corporations or um.
"president elect" Discussed on Warm Regards
"And we have this question of the supreme court which is going to affect a huge number of things along climate and men that could be in in a way the biggest thing setting setting aside policy add not just for the clean power plan but for so many social issues at the international scale he can't really do much of what i said in the piece was the the main thing driving emissions trends globally is not the us in uttar policy in a wordy declining emissions some and obama you know some good trends happen here under obama but when you look carefully at those trends there were a function of markets more than policy yet supposedly a a as a reaction of switching from coal to natural gas and also exporting this manufacturing jobs in in factories in making stuff in other countries yeah and coalfired coalfired power plants are already being squeezed by conventional regulations uh you know for mercury and other pollutants so it's not like this some immediate impact and and on the other side you know what i moved my jobs going to be to hold him to some of the like these weirdly hidden things he said that in statements during the when the science debates people innocent questions everybody they're really important one was he actually does a kind of backs into it but he says we should move to move past fossil fuels and you know think some people have to hold his feet to the fire on that and and he also said like research is important i couldn't believe it he said even even in a budget he made he said like.