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"progressive party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Doctor Anthony Fauci on NBC has heard here on Bloomberg says the COVID zero approach being used in China will not work long term. It seems that in China it was just a very, very strict, extraordinary lockdown where you'll lock people in the house, but without any seemingly endgame to it. If the endgame was to, let's get everybody vaccinated, including in particularly the vulnerable, then you could see how a temporary lockdown like that. Now regarding the U.S., White House COVID response coordinator doctor Ashish jha says it is incredibly important for people to update their COVID vaccines as they head through the holiday season. Our strategy has been built up immunity in the population by getting people vaccinated. That's how you manage an incredibly contagious variant like omicron. I think it's going to be very, very difficult for China to be able to contain this through their zero COVID strategy. Yeah, draw on ABC is heard here on Bloomberg says there's a triple threat of COVID flu RSV V virus heading into the winter. Warning today from the incoming chair of the House foreign affairs committee, Michael McCall says he will support giving longer range missiles to Ukraine. We lose in Ukraine, chairman Xi is going to look at Taiwan. And the I toll is already all in with Russia and China in this fight and Kim Jong-un now is providing artillery shells to Russia to fight the Ukrainians. I'm a call on ABC has heard here on Bloomberg says the long range missiles will help Ukraine end the war more quickly and he mentioned Taiwan. Well Chiang Kai-shek's great grandson is one of key marker leading up to the 2024 general elections. Bloomberg Stephen engel reports chang'e one on will become the youngest ever mayor of Taipei. Lee dong hue. And mining Joe all became president after first becoming Taipei mayor. That's something we might have to look at down the road though as the younger Chang becomes the Taipei mayor. President cyan wynne has resigned as head of the democratic Progressive Party in the meantime. In the U.S. many of Donald Trump's potential 2024 rivals along with some top Republicans have not made any comments regarding Trump's dinner with a notorious white supremacist over the weekend, a Kanye, I should pronounce it. Kanye west brought to Nick Fuentes to Mar-a-Lago, Fuentes repeatedly expressed white supremacist and anti semitic views, silenced so far from Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, speaking out in a formative former New Jersey governor Chris Christie calling it an awful lack of judgment and Arkansas governor asa Hutchinson calling it very troubling. So they did speak out. In San Francisco, I met Baxter. This is Bloomberg. I'm Brian. Yeah, thank you 38 minutes past the hour now. It's time for sports
"progressive party" Discussed on WTOP
"His mom, Walmart has confirmed that all of the victims in Tuesday's shooting were store employees. Bradley Blackburn, CBS News, New York. Virginia Republican governor Glen youngkin says he plans to go for tax cuts in next year's budget proposal. Even though a possible recession could weaken the state's finances, young can ads he will approach tax cuts, cautiously, The Washington Post notes that's a change in tone since he first brought up the idea of eliminating the state income tax during his campaign for office last year. More than a dozen people are missing after heavy rainfall triggered landslides early today, collapsing buildings on the southern Italian island of isia. Video from the island shows how the landslides had moved down slopes, leaving behind traces of mud, streets were impassable and leaders on the island urged people to stay at home. At least a hundred people were reported stranded. Ukrainian authorities continue working to restore electricity and water services after recent pummeling by Russian military strikes that widely damaged infrastructure. President Vladimir zelensky says millions have seen their power restored since blackouts swept across the war battered country days ago. Skirmishes continue in the east and residents from the southern city of Hasan have fled to the north and west after punishing deadly bombardments by Russian forces in recent days. The strikes have been seen as attempts at Russian retribution against Ukraine's beleaguered but defiant people after Ukrainian troops liberated that city over two weeks ago. Taiwan's president has resigned as head of the country's ruling democratic Progressive Party following her party's local election losses today. In those elections, concerns about the threat posed by China took a backseat to issues like air pollution and traffic. President Tsai ing Wen had spoken out many times about opposing China and defending Taiwan in the course of campaigning for her party. Her party resignation offer is in keeping with tradition following a major loss in that country. Now a follow-up to campaign 2022 on WTO P, it may have been true in the past that young people don't really vote, but that was not the case this time around
"progressive party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Could the voting age in New Zealand be lowered to 16, the country's Supreme Court has ruled that not allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote amounts to age discrimination and to tell us more. I'm joined now by a doctor Andrew mycock as political scientist from the university of Huddersfield and president of the children's identities and citizenship in Europe association. He's based in Manchester, which is where he joins me now from a very good morning to Andrew. Good morning. So the voting agent New Zealand is currently 18. So how is this challenge come about? Well, it's launching come about by a group of young campaigners called make it 16 and they have been advocating for lowering the voting age to 16 for about 5 years. That hasn't picked up a significant amount of political or public support. And so in the end, they chose an option of going to the Supreme Court and making a legal challenge that on the basis of human rights, it was denying 1670 year olds their rights to vote, so it is the historic decision and as much as this is the first time that we've seen June campaigners across the world, take a legal route rather than a constitutional route for a parliament. Because this is normally a protest which then demands a change in the law. So tell us how different this legal approach is. Well, they've had to be tenacious and they've had to really think hard about how they campaign. Because it's been a very technical campaign, and as much as they've had to learn the law and they've had to basically work out, you know, the fact that they have a human right legislation, which is universal across the world, but also in New Zealand. And the fact that they've actually won this victory has made in many ways the political elites in New Zealand look a little bit archaic and outdated. They've been rather sort of outflanked by these young campaigners. And yet at the same point, they find themselves probably in the same position. They did before the court case, which is that they need the support of parliament, the New Zealand parliament to get this legislation through. Now, Jacinda Ardern, the country's prime minister has said that any change to electoral law of this nature requires three quarters of parliamentarian support. What's the likelihood of that happening? In the current climate, quite limited. The Labor Party support for votes at 16 has been rather tepid at best. You know, they have signed up to, but they've never really pushed it as a policy. And the national party in ACT New Zealand, which the two parties on the right of the political spectrum in New Zealand are both opposed to this. And there are post to it on rather logical reasons, which is that it's highly likely that it's 16 and 17 year olds are in franchise. They're more likely to vote for what so called progressive parties. IE the greens or labor. So in some ways, I think that the interesting point about this court case is that it's likely to harden political opinion in New Zealand and make it possibly even more difficult to bring votes to 16. Are you surprised by that? Well, I am in some senses and I think that one of the things that I've been doing in my research over the last decade or so is looking at the process of how the voting age is lowered. And typically it's lowered either through an act of parliament by a government in power, we looked at particularly in Austria, that's the case. Or that there's some kind of accord that's signed between different political parties and in Scotland, the voting age was lowered to 16 for the 2014 independence referendum. And that was in accord between the conservatives and Westminster and the Scottish national party in Hollywood. Here, I think the challenge is that in many ways, going through the legal route does provide a certainly a greater profile for the issue. And I think that one of the things that they make it 16 campaign of in successful is raising the issue in New Zealand politics. And yet the problem is is that this falls into a much broader debate, a sort of culture war debate in some ways about the age of politics, a politics of age, and there is this tension between those parties that are on the right that seem to sort of feel that younger people or maybe more woke or more sort of liberal in their attitudes. And they're worried that if you lower the voting age, then that dilutes their own influence in politics. So I suspect that although this is a significant victory that in the longer course of the idea of bringing boats at 16 in New Zealand, it might actually make it a longer term project. The fact remains is that New Zealand is not quite sure how to describe it. It's a country which is usually quite happy to explore ideas like this. If we see no change in the lowering of votes in the voting age in New Zealand, what does that mean for other young people's movements across the world who want to change the vote? It's a really good question. I think in some sense, you know, there is a momentum building across the globe in terms of votes is 60. This is not the same as when the voting age was lowered to 18. We've done some research looking at how the voting age was lowered to 18 in the United Kingdom. And then its effect internationally. It was like a domino effect. We've not seen this Austria the first load the voting age to 16 in 2008, and yet we haven't seen a successive following of that same domino effect. And I think that that highlights that these debates are very much about different national circumstances. For example, the Republic of Ireland had a constitutional convention in 2013, which they agreed to lower the voting age to 16, still nearly a decade later, that hasn't happened. And we've seen it in the United Kingdom, although the voting age had been lowered in Scotland and now in Wales to 16 for national local elections that doesn't yet seem to have had an effect on the way Westminster thinks about this question. So in England and Northern Ireland, young people who are 16 or 17 don't get the vote. So I'm not quite sure that the New Zealand case will stymie or in some ways stunt the move towards votes 16. We're starting to see momentum in the United States and in Canada and in Spain. So there are other countries where this is a live issue. But I think it will raise questions about the actual process of how you lower the voting agent to what extent you need to bring together political opinion and public opinion on this issue to make sure that there's an acceptance that 16 and 17 year olds are part of the electorate. Doctor Andrew Mike, thank you so much for joining us on monocle 24.
"progressive party" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"In 1972, he cofounded what was then called the national front, a party that was staunchly viciously unapologetically far right. National front leader Jean Marie le pen, thunders against what he calls the government's incapacity to hold the invasion of France by foreigners who take work from French men and fill the hospitals in prisons. Nearly 40 years later in 2011, marine was elected to lead the party. The idea then and since was to soften the party's message to clean up its image, her father is now out of the party altogether, and since 2018 has its new name. And in this campaign, miss le pen has been comparatively quiet on immigration. That's partly because the slate of candidates has its magnet for the extreme right. So now miss le pen can claim to be less extreme to be more focused on the kinds of kitchen table concerns that she says Emmanuel Macron has left unaddressed. The separation is already. In this 6th installment of our French election series, we're going to look at how she has ended up as mister Macron's greatest threat, and what that means for a storied party that has very much come in from the fringes of the country's politics. Last week we looked at the role of Islam in the election and went to the little town of fleisch, where miss le pen launched her campaign last year. We told you how we spoke with Frank Gillette, who's a party official in the region. We spoke about the role that identity and immigration are playing in the campaign and about the party's far right image. We are not from left or from the right. We are for the French. And also it is the main idea of this campaign. We're not right. We're not far right. We're not left. Maybe this good thing from the left. And why not? We walk for the French, all the French. He said the party stands on immigration was unchanged, but he said mister zamora's campaign focuses exclusively on it. Miss le pen, he said, had a more complete program fixing the failures of the country's centrist parties. They used to the poor. They used to be elected, and people noticed that nothing changed. The student appointment, the insecurity, their students, the pay a lot of tax, more and more tax. The less freedom before not happy. And they don't believe in this politics. That's why maybe some people want to change. And wants to try a party who doesn't have responsibility before. There's another focus that's playing a big role too, courting the youth vote. How many French people young French people live in London. 300,000 may be more. These people are good education. Good place, but the prefer to live in London. Why? Because they don't feel free in France because there are a lot of taxes, lots of issues. And what you said, these people, plenty of energy, a lot of idea. We need them in France. The national rally has been a party in flux for years, but never more so than now. I asked Frank where he saw it all going. Given the big changes over the past ten years, where do you see the party in 5 or ten years more? And he had a simple answer. Right. The elysee, the presidential palace. That push for the youth vote is working, especially among the rural and the less educated of the young people planning on voting more are behind miss le pen than back any other candidate. To find out why we headed west to brignon where we met with Julian Chavez, the local head of generation nation, the party's youth wing. Jason, he and a few colleagues were pasting marine le pen posters on a roadside electricity substation. What? The poster is in two halves Emmanuel Macron in black and white, while in the pen, smiling in full color. The words say St. Louis, a vec marine. Julian explained. Song is you can do together. Without him with marine, he says. The past 5 years have been a struggle. Everything good was made bad. Everything bad got worse. So why with marine and not with the left leaning parties that traditionally court young voters? She's the one who has the logic for us, he says. Her campaign promises to abolish income tax for the under 30s to cut value added tax on petrol and energy bills and to lower motorway tolls. Julian says all that will help young people build their futures. Can you please step right up front should it be this example? It will make me want to work more to flourish to build up savings to buy a house. In a region where a car is a necessity, cutting petrol prices and tolls really resonates with people like Giuliani. But what about the history that stigma of the party? These days, young activists have to travel in groups of three because there have been attacks on other poster pasters. Marine isn't the caricature people make her out to be. He tells us we're not extremists. We just wanted to unite people. It would seem that the national rally is succeeding in its latest push to diversify from right-wing talking points to claim to be a Progressive Party of unity. Everywhere we went, we had to press party members about her position on matters such as immigration, all they typically talked about was those pocketbook issues. But open up the party literature and the top three concerns remain the same. Uncontrolled immigration, islamism, and the security that's under threat. Those messages are being laid out a lot more clearly by Jordan baudelaire, the 26 year old acting president of the party. We met him at a press conference before a local party meeting in Marseilles. Flashy event, it wasn't two photographers, two bodyguards, a handful of journalists. He stressed the parts of the party's platform that have seemed less a focus from his le pen's campaign efforts. He spoke of needing to regain control. He reiterated the party's promise of priority access to employment and housing for French citizens of a referendum aimed at clamping down hard on immigration. He said there would be a national outright ban on wearing the hijab, which he said no longer a religious garment, but a tool of conquest. And this was omnipresent. Victory is not an option, it's a necessity he concluded..
"progressive party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is a Bloomberg business flash From Bloomberg's European headquarters in the City of London I'm Laura Wright with this Bloomberg radio business flash losses deteriorating in the European session Overall the stock 600 benchmark just north of the green the best performing sector healthcare up 1.3% driven higher by news that Novartis the Swiss farmer company is implementing a $1 billion cost saving structure by 2024 and merging the pharmaceutical and oncology units Worst performing sectors banks and industrials laggards are cyclicals out of favor this morning telecom Italia selling off three and a half percent and idiosyncratic story the private equity firm KKR said to be pulling out of a proposed takeover bid due to uncertainty surrounding the war in Ukraine and worsening credit conditions of telecom Italia U.S. benchmark ten year treasuries up one basis point yielding two 39 hawkish commentary from San Francisco's fed president Mary Daly over the weekend helping lead treasury yields higher UK ten year guilt down 5 basis points yielding one 56 somewhat of a divergence there The blue McDonald spot index is flat commodity commodity currencies led higher as oil rebounds despite bearish drivers Goldman they have paired back their forecast for oil but for the second half of the year it stands around $125 a barrel That's the Bloomberg radio business flash his Hannah George with the top news morning Hannah Morning Laura thank you Leaders from around the world have condemned Moscow over multiple reports that Russian troops executed unarmed civilians in Ukrainian towns Broadcasters showed images of people they said were killed execution style with Kyiv asking the International Criminal Court to gather evidence of alleged war crimes the European Union is blaming Russia for atrocities and says it's urgently working on additional sanctions against Moscow Two of Vladimir Putin's closest European allies have one election victories Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban clinched a fourth consecutive term after leading his far right prepared debts party to a decisive win in neighboring Serbia Alexander vucic won 5 more years as president and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party is in a position to form a government both leaders have pledged to stay out of the war in Ukraine And it's not the surprise you were hoping for Ferrero is recalling batches of its chocolate Easter eggs in the UK and Ireland over a possible link to cases of salmonella The recall applies to kinder surprise eggs which best before dates between 11th of July and the 7th of October While none of its kinder products have tested positive for salmonella Ferrero's advising people against eating the eggs Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists in more than a 120 countries I'm Hannah George This is Bloomberg So you and a bit of a surprise there Yeah thanks for that Excellent update Tana George It is ten to sorry about that It is ten to ten And it is ten to 5 in the U.S. So.
"progressive party" Discussed on WBUR
"So big that it can be seen even from the moon But definitely from Brussels So what led the voters to continue voting in their respective leaders I'd been speaking to our correspondents in Serbia and Hungary guide deloney and Nick Thorpe first to Nick who was outside watching that speech by mister Orban in Budapest What made him so successful He's a consummate politician He's been in power for already 16 of the past 32 years since the end of communism which of course he played a central role in He speaks the language of the people he is a populist in this particular election he used the war in Ukraine Initially it seemed that it should play to his disadvantage after all it sort of split his voters he's pursued fairly pro Russian policies in the past 12 years and yet many of his electoral bases were traditionally anti Russian or certainly anti communist but with his message in this election campaign he said it was really a vote between peace and war vote for me and I will continue to keep Hungary out of this war We will not supply weapons to Ukraine although we will help Ukrainian refugees in Hungary vote for the opposition and they will somehow drag us into the war guide the loni in Belgrade from the point of view of Serbian politics how much of what Nick says sounds pretty familiar There's a lot of what Nick's been saying I could really just copy and paste it Peace and stability those are the words which Alexander vucic kept on repeating during this campaign I don't think it's what he would have done had there not been a war in Ukraine He was able to show himself as the strong and stable option because the opposition really didn't make a cohesive case at all We had an opposition in these elections which we didn't in the 2020 parliamentary elections A lot of the parties united in a coalition called united Serbia but all they really had in common was that he wanted to depose mister lucic and his Progressive Party and an awful lot of people genuinely like what mister vucic does Nick in Hungary you have a member of the EU which tries to set itself.
"progressive party" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"It was sometime in this year that he changed his name and changed his son's name too. Though Carson adds that king senior himself said he made the change because he had uncles named Martin and Luther and his father wanted the name to be changed. But quoting Carson, it seems likely he was affected by the trip to Berlin because that would have brought him in the land of Martin Luther. And I think the obvious reason is Martin Luther sounded more distinguished than Mike king. And though, as I said, doctor king junior didn't always love the comparisons to his namesake. Taylor branch, author of parting the waters America in the king years, notes that he did at least once publicly comment after the Montgomery bus boycott that he had perhaps earned his name. But as far as more direct influences, the morehouse college Martin Luther King Jr. collection has over a thousand books from doctor king's personal collection, many of them including his handwritten notes. And one of the people who supplied him with a number of works that would end up being influential to his philosophy was his wife, Coretta Scott King, who had done a ton of work of her own before meeting doctor king and would influence his politics right from the beginning, quoting a separate Washington Post article from this morning, coretta Scott grew up in Jim Crow era, Alabama, and attended one of the few high schools that accepted black students. While there, she first met the black pacifist in civil rights activist, bayard riston, who lectured the students about Gandhi and the principals of nonviolence. Her early introduction to pacifist politics was expanded when Scott attended the liberal Antioch college in 1946, where she again encountered. At Antioch, she also became active in the college NAACP chapter, and in 1948, she campaigned for Henry Wallace, the Progressive Party's candidate for president. Wallace's party called for an end to segregation full voting rights for African Americans and national health insurance. Musically gifted as a singer and violinist Scott attended the New England conservatory of music in Boston, where she met king, who was a seminary student at nearby Boston University. In 1951, she gave king a book, Edward Bellamy's bestselling 1888 utopian novel looking backward. Bellamy's work was a vision of a socialist utopia set in the year 2000, in which a nonviolent revolution in the United States had produced an egalitarian society where industry was nationalized, and everyone ate in communal dining rooms shopped in consumer cooperatives and retired at age 45. Because his utopia did not require violent revolution, but rather peaceful, if swift evolution, it was particularly popular among pacifists. A letter doctor king wrote to coretta Scott in response to the gift of Bellamy's book, shows some of his early thinking on a utopian socialist vision of the future and how that would go on to influence both his and Scott's work. The two also shared inspiration in Gandhi, whom they visited in India in 1959 and said that doctor king always carried with him a piece of paper that said Gandhi speaks for us. Prior to meeting coretta Scott, doctor king's exposure to concepts of nonviolent resistance began with reading Henry David Thoreau in college in his autobiography, doctor king wrote, quote, here in this courageous new englander's refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather than support a war that would spread slavery's territory into Mexico. I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance. Fascinated by the idea of refusing to cooperate with an evil system. I was so deeply moved that I reread the work several times. I became convinced that non cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as his cooperation with good. Quotes. But make no mistake that non cooperation with an evil system was anything but passive. Doctor king was an active radical who was incredibly disliked by white people in his own time, coming in.
"progressive party" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Illinois Am I saying that right John You are indeed Okay what's up Hello Tim Just was calling to say that I'm getting exceedingly weary of seeing these Libertarian grifters shining a song about passing this legislation and I believe that we are rapidly approaching the time when progressives are going to have to abandon the Democratic Party and create a Progressive Party to see to their interests Why would you try to create a functioning political party as a multi-billion dollar enterprise Why would you try to start a brand new one from scratch rather than take over an existing one I mean taking over political parties like trying to take over Taking for the past ten years I've been working towards taking over the Democratic Party and the interest of progressivism And it's gotten nowhere It has not gotten nowhere John Ten years ago I did a fundraiser for the congressional progressive caucus at the time Ronald Graham was in charge of it It had like a dozen members And we raised a little bit of money for them but now you've got almost a hundred members Progressives are all over the place in the Democratic Party And let me remind you the number one message that the and this is in the Mueller report the number one message that the Russian trolls were promoting in 2016 to support Donald Trump who was both parties are the same Or vote green And it's like yeah the Green Party is wonderful If we had a parliamentary system I would be there with them.
Manchin wavers on Biden's plan, Democrats vow to push ahead
"West Virginia democratic senator Joe Manchin says he's ready to vote on the infrastructure bill while he wavers over supporting president Biden's larger domestic policy proposal after months of negotiations and back and forth between president Biden another party members West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin says he now wants passage of the one trillion dollar infrastructure bill claiming it's being held hostage by progressive party members in the house it's time to pass a bill quit playing games mentioned also says he's open for voting for Biden's bill or against it he tells reporters he's troubled by what he sees show games budget gimmicks that make the real cost of the so called one point seven five trillion dollar bill estimated
"progressive party" Discussed on KOMO
"53° in Seattle It's 7 o'clock From the ABC News I'm Daria albinger President Biden is in Rome for stop on a 5 day foreign trip President Joe Biden will meet with Pope Francis on Friday ahead of the G 20 on Saturday and Sunday Top of the agenda are climate change and a digital global tax on text companies The host Italy hopes the leaders will agree upon a mid century deadline to combat climate change ahead of the cop 26 climate summit in Glasgow that starts Monday Megan Williams ABC News wrong Congress put off a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure Bill Instead they passed a short term measure which keeps transportation funded through December 3rd That's the same day the government could run out of money and the debt ceiling could be hit The house has not yet voted on the president's new version of build back better But the leader is already declaring victory A speaker Nancy Pelosi urging Progressive Party members to look at the bigger picture saying their compromise gives Americans Big tax cut to the middle class creates jobs good paying jobs lowers cost for families and while making the wealthiest and big corporations pay their fair share But the latest plan eliminates paid family and medical leave progressive Democrats could still derail this and the other infrastructure Bill The ABC News Washington The head coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers has resigned after a report was released this week which said the Chicago Blackhawks mishandled sexual assault allegations in a 2010 case Joel quinnell was the Black Hawk's head coach at the time Two months after he resigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations former New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with one count of committing a misdemeanor sex crime Oklahoma has carried out its first execution in 6 years convicted killer John Marion grant getting a lethal injection Stocks closed higher today the Dow up more than 200 points You're listening Two ABC News If you're with Verizon AT&T or T mobile you're paying too much for cell service It's Jill schlesinger Did you know your talk.
"progressive party" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Like we should be building and some of the happens. And i've been a part of some of that but like there needs to be the same kind of understanding that we tend to think of what happens in the politics of other countries is a foreign policy issue. it's not what the republicans figured as it's a political issue you know like there's a shared identity politics right and and we should see the political success of center left and green parties and progressive parties in europe as a part of our political project globally. It's not a foreign policy thing alone and don't leave it to just farm policy nerds to do it. I want to see the people in this country who are working on redistricting reform working with people who doing that in europe because guess what the same fucking problems. People working on political corruption and finance in this country working with their european solidarity across the board There should be that degree of coordination and again part of the problem is it's gotten silo d- as someone who's been a part of these transatlantic dialogues. It gets silent as kind of a foreign policy discussion where the people really need to be talking to. Each other are like grassroots. Moving type folks like like to use a crooked metaphor place like boats save. America coordinating is probably more useful than you like. Holy fahd save the world. You know. Like like yeah. It's it's how do you do activism. Right and i should say part of the reason why we have activists on this podcast in my view is we're platforming. Hey what are they doing. So can we learn from it can. Can someone here like something cool. That someone's doing hungry and repurpose that strategy. In the us or somewhere else we need to create that same kind of community of people that have access to best practices and good ideas and insureds yemen and success begets success. Right like the vox there. They would make their slogan. Make spain grid again. Unless like right wing politics fault ascendant because of the success of trump. That's right and when when one of these parties like does well it's like somehow look good for the republicans like we should feel the same way as american democrats should feel like it's good for us when a social democrats did well greenberg like. That's good for my politics. You know and also like i just the number of times i've had conversations with elected officials or like big donors and have had to explain the media landscape in the us in how unbelievably tilted. It is on the right. Not just with fox news but with breitbart in the federalist and all these right wing websites that are not real media institutions. They're not businesses. they're not trying to turn a profit like the daily wire. They are political weapons wielded by the republican party in like billionaires who use them in service of like getting rid of regulations or tax cut and we need to be doing the same shit. We can't dump like just thirty million dollars worth of tv ads into the last week in. Miami republicans are buying the radio station. Miami for two hundred fifty grand. And they're doing it a couple years out and you're converting all the programming to this right wing like pro-trump talk yet and we are getting our clocks cleaned by sinclair news and cable news. I mean like even msnbc. Rachel maddow were the rumours that she is going to be replaced by george w bush's former communications director now. I'm not throwing shade at nicole wallace year. Like she does a good job but like brazil. Meadow is the leading lefty. Primetime nbc person. Yeah well you couldn't be more right. I mean and again like read after the fall if you haven't Because i described like what orban's is. He bought the local newspapers. He bought the low in not himself but his cronies the local radio stations they dominated the information space and then the far right in this country has perfected the use of facebook and social media in ways. That's what see bannon contend when people would say like what used. Steve bannon political vice. Well actually like he may be a fucking asshole but like you know. He does understand. Juicing algorithms in spreading narratives and what they can do is communicate to them. Hey here's how you use social media use facebook to get your message out and like to return to the beginning.
"progressive party" Discussed on KPCC
"A I'm Jenn White in Washington. In less than a week. Californians head to the polls to decide the fate of Democratic governor Gavin Newsom. It's the second recall of a California governor in the state's history and 46 candidates are hoping to take his job, including conservative talk show host Larry Elder. They are scared to death. They know that if California can elect a conservative governor like myself, and they can, and they will on September, the 14th That any state can former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner. We have to change things. I love this country. I'm a patriarch. I love this state. The states done so much for me over the years. I've watched it crumble right in front of my eyes and finance Youtuber, Kevin Path wrath. I go by meet Kevin Online and I'm running forward governor to replace Gavin Newsom. My policies are aimed at solving the primary issues we have in the state of California, which I don't believe our Republican or Democratic at heart. I believe we have Californian issues in California. But do any of them have a chance to replace Newsom, in one of the bluest states in the U. S. California has the world's fifth largest economy, its policies surrounding climate change, housing, finance and more have implications for the entire U. S. So here to answer all our questions about what's happening in the Golden State is Libby Denk Hman, She's senior reporter covering politics at member Station KPCC in Los Angeles, California and Libby. Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for having me and also with us. David A. Corio, executive director of California Constitution Center at University of California, Berkeley. School of Law, David Welcome to the program. Happy to be here. So let me how did we get here to a recall election? Well. Last year, we had a group of Republican voters who decided that they wanted to try to recall the governor. It was one of six efforts that has been launched since Newsome was elected, and this one happened to fall during a time when the coronavirus was starting to surge as the supporters of the recall were gathering signatures in the fall. And you saw two things converging at the same time. In November of last year, there was a peak in coronavirus cases. A lot of people were getting frustrated with lockdowns. Um and the, uh, recall, supporters went to court to ask for extra time to gather signatures. And when they did that a judge granted four extra months to gather the 1.5 million signatures signatures they needed to qualify for the ballot. And that was happening around that same time as folks were getting Tired of lockdowns, and what happened is now history. They were able to gather enough signatures. This whole recall effort just had fuel poured on the fire of folks frustration with the Newsome administration. Well, 20 states allow their citizens to recall the Governor David. Why does California have recall elections? Recall in California started in 1911 with Governor Hiram Johnson's Progressive Party reforms. They instituted several direct democracy tools in California's constitution, the initiative, the referendum and the recall. Johnson was concerned with eliminating private interest from government and he wanted to make public service in the state responsible to the people, so he felt that the direct democracy tools in the Constitution would arm the people to protect themselves against abuses. You felt like the people of California we're ready to rule themselves. Let me explain a bit of the process for us. How exactly does a recall election in California work? It's a very interesting process, Jen. So first of all, the recall process in California only needs 12% of voters from the last gubernatorial election to qualify for a ballot. So while 19 states in the country have a recall process in California, it's much easier to qualify. That signature threshold is much lower than In most other states. Now, once that recall it has qualified for the ballot. The Legislature and the lieutenant governor set the date of the recall and voters will have two questions before them on the ballot. Now The first question is whether you want to recall the governor should the should the governor be recalled. The second question has dozens of candidates before voters folks who qualified for the ballot. They ranged from, Uh, billboards Celebrity Angeline from Los Angeles kind of a cult favorite reality TV star, Caitlyn Jenner to elected former elected officials like the former mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulkner. You have Kevin Kiley, a current assemblyman, and then Larry Elder, who is relatively well known, conservative talk show host, uh in Los Angeles and syndicated nationally. Again. There is no um uh, runoff process in California. And so once the voters decide whether to recall Gavin Newsom, they turned to that second ballot. And whoever gets a plurality of support on the second question of the ballot will be the next governor there. This is not a primary. This is You know, Straight up somebody with a low plurality of voters support could win this election if the governor has recalled. We're talking with California pilot we're talking about California politics ahead of next week's recall election with Libby Denk Man senior reporter covering politics at KPCC, also with us. David A. Correo, executive director of California Constitution Center at the University of California, Berkeley. School of Law. David, California is huge. But as we've heard, it's also mostly blue. How difficult is it to trigger a recall election in the state? Libby's right. California arguably has the least burdensome procedure for recalling its governor. You get 160 days ordinarily when we're not in a pandemic together 12% of the gubernatorial vote cast in the last election. The other interesting thing about California. Besides the fact that it has the lowest certain signature requirement, and probably the longest signature gathering period is that it's one of what we call political recall states. There's no substantive requirement for recalling a governor, the voters or any other state officer. Voters can remove them whenever they want for any reason or no reason at all. There are other states are called malfeasance. States require some kind of Perfidy in office conviction of a crime corruption, for example. And how often do you recalls happen in California, David It depends on how you look at it. Um In California recalls are attempted quite frequently. Since 1913. There have been 179 attempts to recall state officials in California. Only 10 of those 11 now with governor Nuisance recall have qualified for the ballots. That's just 5.6%. Of those that official was recalled in six since this is so far, that's 3.3% of the total attempts, but it also means that in 60% of the elections, the official lost 55 of those attempts were against governors, but the overwhelming majority of them were against members of the California legislature. Recalls happen much more frequently at the local level. They tend to be more successful at the local level, so I think the takeaway is that at the state level recalls in California there attempted very frequently. Jerry Brown, for example, was targeted 12 times. Governor Newsom. This is the sixth attempt to recall him even with Governor Gray Davis, Um, when he was actually recalled, that was the second recall attempt against him, so they're often attempted, they rarely qualify. When they do qualify. They succeed more often than not. We'll hear more about that 2000 and three recall election a little later in the hour, maybe give us an understanding of the political makeup of the state right now. Well right now registered voters in California outnumber Republicans by 2 to 1. The No party preference or independent voters have been surging in California, and the state Legislature has a super majority controlled by Democrats. So this is a solidly blue state, and they have not. Voters here elected Republican statewide since 2000 and six when governor Schwarzenegger was re elected after he was successful in, uh, winning the recall election of Gray Davis. So absolutely not a state that Republicans have seen a lot of success in over the years. Um, you know Joe Biden won by 29 points in California. When you look at the support for the recall, which initially about six weeks ago or so was polling pretty close to even recall or retain the governor. Um, that has widened a bit for in favor of Newsom in favour of keeping the governor in office. The average of polls right now from 5 38. Newsom is running ahead. To stay in office by about 10 points. But again, that's uh, with likely voters not the kind of support you saw for President Biden when he won by 29 points in California. So even though Currently the polling is looking better for the governor. This recall process has sort of become a way that Republicans could be thinking, you know, in a state where we are not able to win in a you know, even year regular election..
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"This is one a. I'm jen white. in washington. californians are set to head to the polls to decide the fate of democratic governor gavin newsom. It's the second recall of a california governor in the state's history and forty six candidates are hoping to take his job including conservative talk show host larry elder. They are scared to death. They know that if california can elect a conservative governor like myself and they can and they will on september the fourteenth that any state can former olympian and reality. Tv star caitlyn jenner. We have to change things. I love this country. I'm a patriot. I love this state. The states so much for me over the years. I've watched it crumble right in front of my eyes and finance youtuber. Kevin path wrath. I go by meat. Kevin online and i'm running for governor to replace gavin newsom. My policies are aimed at solving the primary issues. We have in the state of california. Which i don't believe our republican or democratic at heart. I believe we've californian issues in california but do any of them have a chance to replace newsom in one of the bluest states in the us. California has the world's fifth largest economy its policies surrounding climate change housing finance and more have implications for the entire. Us so here to answer all our questions about what's happening in the golden state is libby. Dank men she's senior reporter covering politics at member station. Kpcc in los angeles california and libby. Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for having me and also with us david. A correo executive director of california constitution center at university of california berkeley school of law. David welcome to the program to be here so let me. How did we get here to a recall election well last year. We had a group of republican voters. Who decided that they wanted to try to recall the governor. It was one of six efforts that has been launched since newsome was elected and this one happened to fall during a time when the corona virus was starting to surge as the supporters of the recall were gathering signatures in the fall and you saw two things converging at the same time in november of last year there was pekan corona virus cases. A lot of people are getting frustrated with lockdowns And the Recall supporters went to court to ask for extra time to gather signatures and when they did that. A judge granted four extra months to gather the one point five million signatures signatures. They needed to qualify for the ballot. And that was Happening around that same time as folks were getting tired of lockdowns and what happened is now history. They were able to gather enough signatures. This whole recall effort just had fuel poured on the fire Of of folks frustration with the newsom administration will twenty states allow their citizens to recall the governor. David why does california have recall elections recall california started in nineteen eleven with governor hiram johnson progressive party of reforms. They instituted several direct democracy tools. In california's constitution the initiative referendum recall johnson was concerned with eliminating private interest in government and wanted to make public service in the state responsible to the people so he felt that the direct democracy tools in the constitution when arm. The people to protect themselves against abuses. If felt like the people of california were ready to rule themselves. Libby explain a bit of the process for us. How exactly does a recall election in california work. It's a very interesting process jen. So first of all the recall process in california only needs twelve percent of voters from the last gubernatorial election to qualify for ballot so well nineteen states in the country. Have a recall process in california. It's much easier to qualify that signature. Threshold is much lower than in most other states. Now once that recall it has qualified for the ballot the legislature and the lieutenant governor set the date of the recall and voters will have two questions before them on the ballot. Now the first question is whether you want to recall. The governor should the should the governor be recalled. The second question has dozens of candidates before voters Folks who qualified for the ballot they ranged from Billboard celebrity angeline from los angeles kind of a cult favorite reality tv star. Caitlyn jenner to elected former elected officials like the former mayor of san diego. kevin faulkner. You have Kevin kiley of current assemblyman. And then larry elder who is Relatively well known conservative. Talk show host In los angeles and syndicated nationally again. There is no runoff process in california and so once the Voters decide whether to recall gavin newsom. They turned that second ballot. And whoever gets a plurality of support on the second question of ballot will be the next governor. There this is not a primary. this is You know straight up Somebody with a low plurality of voter support could win this election. If the governor is recalled david california is huge. But as we've heard it's also mostly blue. How difficult is it to trigger a recall election in the state you know luby's right. California arguably has the least burdensome procedure for recalling governor You get one hundred sixty days ordinarily. We're not together. Twelve percent of the gubernatorial cast in the last election The other interesting thing about california besides the fact that it has the lowest search seizure requirement and probably the longest signature gathering period is. It's one of what we call political recall states. There's no substantive requirement for recalling governor the voters or any other state officer voters can remove them whenever they want for any reason or no reason at all. There are other states that are called. Malfeasance states require some kind of perfidy in office conviction of a crime corruption. For.
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"I think one is that yes needed. Turner raise more money than sean brown but there was a lot of outside money in this race and nina. Turner mentioned it. The democratic majority for israel super pac spent close to a million dollars. Tv ads against nina turner szanto brown's fundraising did pick towards the end in nina. Turner spent a lot of money on tv very early in the race. She went up in late april for in august. Third primary. I think you could make the argument. She was trying to lock her lead. But by the end she was being out pointed out spent on the air By sean. Tell brennan sean. Toll brown ally. So i think this idea that like even you know as a financial resource can't sell these ideas is is a little unfair. I think when you look at the ads that sean brown ran and that these outside groups ran against nina turner. They weren't saying nina. Turner supports medicare for all in the green new deal. Here's why these ideas will hurt your life or hurt the way you live for why they're not good for you. They said nina. Turner is not a good soldier for the democratic party. Nina turner has said mean things about joe biden. Nina turner is not going to you. Know get things done and so like being anti joe biden is not popular but i don't know that this race proved that progressive ideas are popular at the base. Because it's really not what. They attacked her own. Yeah yeah and so. I'm hesitant to draw too big of a takeaway on the policy proposals. Yeah it seems it seems like there's not that wide gap anymore at least in washington with what biden is driving policy-wise between the sanders wing and the biden wing. Right sanders is the guy writing biden. The biden budget in the senate and the white house seems pretty happy with it. And i think progressives are trying to figure out how do we fit into this democratic washington like sean mcelwee st- the liberal pulling data for progress Told me last night. Democratic voters like the democratic party progressives to show that we support the democratic party living up to its true values not trying to tear it down. I think there's a wing of the progressive party that envisions working with the establishment. Working inside at like you mentioned and not blowing it out from the outside which is what. A lot of nina's past rhetoric hinted at alley on the republican side. We had another nice press friendly civil war narrative going on we had a much bigger fielded candidates but one of them was endorsed by donald trump. And he's a wonderful man. I've known her for a long time. Mike.
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"Alexi hey margaret we're seeing this embraces already in ohio montana kentucky what's the strategy here. They're looking at rural districts in states and thinking of their strategy there as the progressive wing of the party is sort of helping to define or they hope helping to define the national. Party's brand as this sort of liberal progressive party. So democrats are deciding to run in rural districts in states sort of running against that idea that they're these liberal elites strategists. I talked to said that they should just talk to voters like normal people and really talk about the policies in terms of the context of policies. Not winnowing them. Down to slogans. In that sense this is really just about messaging because a lot of the biden agenda actually is popular in rural areas. As long as you don't use the word biden or use the word progressives right ideas like broadband expansion or investments in roads and bridges. The child tax credit. Even how much of this is rhetoric versus the actual policies. I think that's spot on margaret. I mean in many ways. These democrats running in these rural areas aren't necessarily reading against or away from president biden or that brand of democrat but they are really holding his policies front and center and have a lot of things they can point to as you just mentioned but it's really about selling it as a democratic party policy that would help middle class folks. That would help rural voters who otherwise might think that they and democrats aren't necessarily aligned anymore because what they see on national television or in these upo ads really usually relies on the kind of lightning rod democrats. Aoc's of the world. Not the joe. Biden's i'm struck by the juxtaposition of two trends and one is that republicans wanted to take over the mantle of the party of the working class from the democrats who held that mantle for decades and at the same time. Democrats are trying to redefine with democratic party means in rural areas because they think they have the potential to gain support among rural voters. Maybe just because the floor is so low at this point. Yes and democrats have to the two thousand sixteen election when trump won. Were doing so much. Hand wringing as you'll remember about whether and how they could have connected better with folks in rural areas who increasingly feel like the democratic party doesn't align with them or their values but with president biden atop. I've heard from a lot of democratic operatives and strategists and candidates to that he gives them a lot of cover to be able to run as a more moderate in these areas and really connect with these rural voters who they thought he did an okay job with before election mckim into politics reporter covering the midterms for access. Thanks alexi.
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"China, not in a nuclear armed Iran, not Russia that just hacked us twice. Took 17 states and and we saw the disaster of what happen with colonial pipeline. Energy prices were now up about a dollar a gallon for gasoline for every American and that much more for the goods you buy, which I talked about in the last hour. And I'm telling you, it is that bad. So in one in a week and a half, Vladimir Putin gets a waiver to build his pipeline. But Joe canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and Fired all these guys in the energy sector high paying career jobs there. Uh then he allows Tiktok, which we believe Donald Trump, believed in our security apparatus believe was using to spy on America. He just reinstates and for the Communist Chinese, and now the Biden officials have lift sanctions. An Iranian officials and businesses. Why the Why is he so hell bent on appeasing all these hostile regimes that despise us? Anyway, General Tater is with us. Uh, he's got a new book out chasing the lion and it's just out this month. Thank you, sir. For being with us. How are you? Great to speak with you again? Sean spent a few months and I'm proud to be on your show. Why would you give a waiver to build a pipeline to Vladimir and fire American workers on the Keystone XL pipeline? Why would you lift sanctions on Iran without any anything in return? Why would you allow the Chinese to to get back into the spying business with Tiktok? Can you explain these things to me, Sean? I think there's two things going on here I want is that President Trump was tough on all three of those issues. You just listed. And so the the left wing Progressive knee jerk reaction is If Trump did it, they want to do the one of the opposite. You know, us national interests be damned. And so the North Stream pipeline is a bad decision. It's bad for NATO. It's bad for Germany. It's bad. For the collective security arrangement there, and it's bad for American, you know, energy independence, which we had under President Trump and you know, energy independence as a national security matter. First and foremost, Think of all the wars we fought in the Middle East over access to oil. And then when you get down to Iran, you know that's just the the Left wing Progressive Party given President Biden talking points about that. The first thing he did remember was Saudi Arabia. He stopped Intel sharing on the Hootie's and you know, when I was performing the duties as the undersecretary for policy and D O D. We had a lot of discussions about all of this and and the president's president. Trump's policies were were right on the spot. With regard to protecting Americans and American national security interests overseas. Why would we stop sharing intelligence with the Saudis on Iranian shipments to the hoodies of in Yemen of weapons and then the same thing, by the way, and the weapons are provided by Putin and President Xi to hostile regimes well and given to the third House store regime. And China. It's better than that It's bought for that's paid for with the money that President Obama gave him four years ago, so I mean it's and this is why and that that tip of the hand is They want to get back into the jcpoa. The the Iran nuclear deal, which is the worst possible thing for Mideast security and stability, and President Trump was moving fast on on Middle East security all of the Abraham accords. That he and the secretary Pompeo and Jared Christner had pulled together. I mean, just very significant movement there in the Middle East and then you, you know, you mentioned China. And China is outpacing us by a significant margin and their military growth and in their economic growth, And so when you look at what President Trump was trying to do to stop the spying through these outs You know, we had a lot of discussion about all this. And and again, President Trump was right. And these are things where you know a lot of Americans just kind of happily download tiktok or some of these other apps and, you know, give their information away. And some of these problems don't come home to roost for a year. Two years, three years, But I guarantee you that President Trump and those policies that we had in place were absolutely right. And and this sort of reckless undoing of the trump policies. You know, in the name of what Biden says America is back. Give me a break. We had great relations. I had great conversations and signed deals right up to, you know, running through the tape in January, signing deals with, you know several nations on defense agreements, defense cooperation, unloading the American burden and having other teams step up Other countries step up. President Trump did a great job in this regard. And President Biden's undoing it, You know, I think and and look, I know people on the left don't like him when I say it, But, uh, all I do is start playing the reels of Joe Biden and when I'm sure video of Biden from 2012, or 2016. And I compare it to today seems like a shell of his former self. He seems weak and frail. He is definitely a cognitive mess, and even though the media protects him Um, I just call it as I see it, and I've got all the tape to back it up. The problem is, I don't think that the the leaders of these hostile regimes like Russia, China Iran, North Korea. I don't really think they give a damn what our media thinks. They're assessing Joe Biden every day and I'm pretty confident they have come to the same conclusion I've come to, which is this guy is a cognitive mess. And I think that is now emboldened all of these countries, you know, we see China and their geopolitical, uh, ambitions playing out in the China Sea and elsewhere. We see Russia now back on the border with Ukraine. We see the Iranians brazenly, you know, fighting this proxy war in Yemen, as you rightly referred to the Uh, that's been going on now for a while, So I think they look at a week. America Now if BB Netanyahu is no longer going to be the prime minister, which it appears that's the path will find out on Sunday. If he can't flip one vote, then I am really concerned because he was the only other guy on the world stage that seemed to have the moral clarity that identified evil for what it was. Yeah, You're right about that, Sean. You know, the starting with Netanyahu and Israel and the importance of that strategic ally and our closest ally in the Middle East. You're absolutely right. But I ran as evil Hamas is evil. Hezbollah is able, the duties are evil, and they are attempting to export terror. Iran is through all of these instruments of war. To attack Western liberties and freedoms and economies. That's that is 100% what's happening here and to the extent that President Biden either does not recognize.
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"To an ambitious climate action. We're going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Lebanese global warning warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius lead the global the global transition to clean energy technologies. You know when I went over in the tank and the Pentagon when I first was elected vice president, President Obama military status town to let us know what the greatest threats facing America work greatest physical threats. This is not a joke. You know what the joint chief told us. The greatest threat facing America was global warming. Global warming, not China, not in a nuclear armed Iran, not Russia that just hacked us twice. Took 17 states and and we saw the disaster of what happen with colonial pipeline. Energy prices were now up about a dollar a gallon for gasoline for every American and that much more for the goods you buy, which I talked about in the last hour. And I'm telling you, it is that bad. So in one in a week and a half, Vladimir Putin gets a waiver to build his pipeline. But Joe canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and Fired all these guys in the energy sector high paying career jobs there. Uh then he allows Tiktok, which we believe Donald Trump, believed in our security apparatus believe was using to spy on America. He just reinstates and for the Communist Chinese, and now the Biden officials have lift sanctions. On Iranian officials and businesses. Why the Why is he so hell bent on appeasing all these hostile regimes that despise us? Anyway, General Tater is with us. Uh, he's got a new book out chasing the lion and it's just out this month. Thank you, sir. For being with us. How are you? Great to speak with you again? Sean spent a few months and I'm proud to be on your show. Why would you give a waiver to build a pipeline to Vladimir and fire American workers on the Keystone XL pipeline? Why would you lift sanctions on Iran without any anything in return? Why would you allow the Chinese to to get back into the spying business with Tiktok? Can you explain these things to me, and I think there's two things going on here. One is that President Trump was tough on all three of those issues. He just lifted And so the the left wing progressive knee jerk reaction as if Trump did it. They want to do the one of the opposite. You know, us national interests be damned. And so the North Stream pipeline is a bad decision. It's bad for NATO. It's bad for Germany. It's bad. For the collective security arrangement there. Um, and it's bad for American, You know, energy independence, which we had under President Trump and you know, energy. Independence is a national security matter. First and foremost, thank all the wars. We fought in the Middle East over access to oil. And then when you get down to Iran, you know that's just the the Left wing Progressive Party given President Biden talking points about that. The first thing he did remember was Saudi Arabia. He stopped Intel sharing on the Hootie's. Then when I was performing the duties as Undersecretary for policy and D O D. We had a lot of discussions about all of this and in the president's president, Trump's policies were right on the spot. With regard to protecting Americans and American national security interests overseas. Why would we stop sharing intelligence with the Saudis on Iranian shipments to the hoodies of in Yemen of weapons? And then the same thing and the weapons have provided by Putin and President Xi to hostile regimes? Well, then given to the third House store regime. And China. It's better than that It's bought for that's paid for with the money that President Obama gave him four years ago, so I mean it's and this is why and that that tip of the hand is They want to get back into the jcpoa. The the Iran nuclear deal, which is the worst possible thing for Mideast security and stability, and President Trump was moving fast on on Middle East security. All of the Abraham accords that he and the secretary Pompeo and Jared Christner had pulled together. I mean, just very significant. Movement there in the Middle East. And then you, you know, you mentioned China and China is outpacing us by a significant margin and their military growth and in their economic growth, And so when you look at what President Trump was trying to do to stop the spying through these apps when you know we had a lot of discussion about all this, and And again, President Trump was right. And these are things where you know a lot of Americans just kind of happily download tiktok or some of these other apps and and, you know, give their information away. And some of these problems don't come home to roost for a year. Two years, three years, But I guarantee you that President Trump and those policies that we had in place were absolutely right. And and this sort of reckless undoing of the trump policies. You know, in the name of what, Biden says. America is back. Give me a break. We had great relations. I had great conversations and signed deals right because running through the tape in January. Signing deals with several nations on defense agreements to defense cooperation, unloading the American burden and having other teams step up Other countries step up. President Trump did a great job in this regard. And President Biden's undoing it, You know, I think and and look, I know people on the left don't like him when I say it, But, uh, all I do is start playing the reels of Joe Biden and when I'm sure Video of Biden from 2012 or 2016, and I compare it to today seems like a shell of his former self. He seems weak and frail. He's definitely a cognitive mess. And even though the media protects him, um I just call it as I see it, and I've got all the tape to back it up. The problem is, I don't think that the The leaders of these hostile regimes like Russia, China, Iran, North Korea. I don't really think they give a damn what our media thinks. They're assessing Joe Biden every day and I'm pretty confident they have come to the same conclusion. I've come to Which is this guy is a cognitive mess. And I think that is now emboldened all of these countries, you know, we see China and their geopolitical ambitions playing out in the China Sea and elsewhere. We see Russia now back on the border with Ukraine. We see the Iranians brazenly, you know, fighting. This proxy war in Yemen, as you rightly referred to the, uh, that's been going on now for a while, so I think they look at a week. America now if BB Netanyahu is is no longer going to be the prime minister, which it appears that's the path will find out on Sunday. If he can't flip one vote, then I am really concerned because he was the only other guy on the world stage that seemed to have the moral clarity that identified evil for what it was. Yeah, You're right about that, Sean. You know, the starting with Netanyahu and Israel and the importance of that strategic ally and our closest ally in the Middle East. You're absolutely right. But Iran is evil. Hamas is evil. Hezbollah is evil. The duties are evil, and they are attempting to export terror. Iran is through all of these instruments of war..
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"Action if we're going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, living in global warning, warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Lead the global the global transition to clean energy technology. You know, when I went over in the tank and the Pentagon when I first was elected vice president, President Obama military status town to let us know what the greatest threats facing America word the greatest physical threats. This is not a joke. You know what the joint chief told us. The greatest threat facing America was Global warming. Global warming, not China, not a nuclear armed Iran, not Russia that just hacked us twice. Took 17 states and and we saw the disaster of what happened with colonial pipeline. Energy prices were now up about a dollar a gallon for gasoline for every American and that much more for the goods you buy, which I talked about in the last hour. And I'm telling you, it is that bad. So in one in a week and a half, Vladimir Putin gets a waiver to build his pipeline. But Joe canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and Fired all these guys in the energy sector high paying career jobs there. Uh then he allows Tiktok, which we believe Donald Trump, believed in our security apparatus believe was using to spy on America. He just reinstates for the Communist Chinese. And now the Biden officials have lift sanctions. On Iranian officials and businesses. Why? Why is he so hell bent on appeasing all these hostile regimes that despise us? Anyway, General Tater is with us. Uh, he's got a new book out chasing the lion and it's just out this month. Thank you, sir. For being with us. How are you? Great to speak with you again? Sean spent a few months and I'm proud to be on your show. Why would you give a waiver to build a pipeline to Vladimir and fire American workers on the Keystone XL pipeline? Why would you lift sanctions on Iran without any anything in return? Why would you allow the Chinese to to get back into the spying business with Tiktok? Can you explain these things to me, Sean? I think there's two things going on here. One is that President Trump was tough on all three of those issues. You just lifted And so the the left wing Progressive knee jerk reaction is If Trump did it, they want to do the one of the opposite. You know us national interests be damned. And so the North Stream pipeline is a bad decision. It's bad for NATO. It's bad for Germany. It's bad for the collective security arrangement there. And it's bad for American, You know, energy independence, which we had under President Trump and you know, energy. Independence is national security matter. First and foremost thinking all the wars we fought in the Middle East over Access to oil. And then when you get down to Iran, you know that's just the the left wing Progressive Party. Given President Biden talking points about that the first thing he did remember was Saudi Arabia. He stopped Intel sharing on the hooches. And you know when I was performing the duties as the undersecretary for policy and D O D. We had a lot of discussions about all of this and and the president's president. Trump's policies were right on the spot with regard to protecting Americans and American national security interests overseas. Why would we stop sharing intelligence with the Saudis on Iranian shipments to the hoodies of in Yemen? Of weapons and then the same thing, by the way, and the weapons have provided by Putin and President Xi to hostile regimes well and given to a third house store regime and China. It's better than that it's bought for that's paid for with the money that President Obama gave him four years ago, so I mean, it's it's and this is why and that that Tip of the hand is, um they want to get back into the jcpoa. The Iran nuclear deal, which is the worst possible thing for many security and stability, and President Trump. Was moving fast on on Middle East security. All of the Abraham accords that he and the secretary Pompeo and Jared Krishna had pulled together. I mean, just very significant. Movement there in the Middle East and then you, you know, you mentioned China and China is outpacing us by a significant margin and their military growth. And in their economic growth, And so when you look at what President Trump was trying to do to stop the spying through these outs, when you know we had a lot of discussion about all this, and and again, president Trump was right, and these are things where you know a lot of Americans just kind of happily download tiktok or some of these other apps. And, you know, give their information away. And some of these problems don't come home to roost for a year, two years, three years, But I guarantee you that President Trump and those policies that we had in place were absolutely right. And this sort of reckless undoing of the trump policies. You know, in the name of what Biden says America is back. Give me a break. We had great relations. I had great conversations and signed deals right up to, you know, running through the tape in January, signing deals with, you know several nations on defense agreements, defense cooperation, unloading the American burden and having other teams step up other countries stuff up. President Trump did a great job in this regard. And President Biden's undoing it, You know, I think and and look, I know people on the left don't like him when I say it, But, uh, all I do is start playing the reels of Joe Biden and when I'm sure Video of Biden from 2012 or 2016, and I compare it to today seems like a shell of his former self..
Lawmakers call for New York Gov. Cuomo investigation, resignation as third accuser comes forward
"Woman accused him of unwanted advances. Now at least 13 Democratic New York State lawmakers in the New York Working Families Party of Progressive Party in the state are calling for Cuomo's resignation. Six New York Socialist legislators are taking it a step further. Calling for Cuomo's impeachment. Fox's Brian Yeah, that's New York's legislature plans to strip the governor of his emergency covert powers. He's also under scrutiny for nursing home deaths in this crisis. Authorities in California are investigating if a fiery crash yesterday involved the
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
Puerto Rico awaits final result in tight gubernatorial race
"In puerto rico gubernatorial race. Pedro pierre-louis has thin lead over carlos delgado. The candidates are separated by less than ten thousand votes. Louis c. is a member of the new progressive party which supports statehood for puerto rico. Gado of the popular party wants to keep puerto rico status as a us colony pair. Louis c. briefly served as governor in two thousand and nineteen. After governor ricardo rossello show was forced to resign. Amidst mass protests. Puerto ricans also took to the polls to decide on a referendum that would determine if the island could be granted statehood the new york times reports support for the referendum lead with about fifty two percent of the votes however congress would have to approve of any changes to puerto rico's political status
Puerto Rico governor loses primary of pro-statehood party
"The incumbent governor of Puerto Rico, has lost her bid to run for the office outright in November. Olivia Rheingold reports. The island Supreme Court installed one to Vasquez as governor last August following the resignation of Ricardo Rocio, But voters in the pro statehood New Progressive Party selected Pedro Pierluisi to represent them in the November election. Will face off against Isabella Mayor Carlos Delgado, the nominee for the pro Territory Popular Democratic Party. This weekend's voting follows troubled primaries last weekend when only a few dozen precincts got the ballots they needed to open. This Sunday after the island Supreme Court got involved. Voters headed to more than 60 precincts for the first major election since Hurricane Maria in
Walter Rodney Was Way Ahead of His Time
"Day was March twenty third nineteen forty two Guyanese historian and activist. Walter Rodney was born. He's remembered for his scholarship and activism concerning the working class and black people around the world. Rodney was born to Edward in Pauline Rodney in Georgetown British Guyana or Present Day Guyana British. Guyana was a colony that was part of the British West indies after World War. Two there were increasing demands for political independence in Guyana. The People's Progressive Party a left wing political party formed in the early nineteen fifties in the colony. Rodney's perspective developed in the midst of this rising anti colonial sentiment during that decade rotten distributed people's Progressive Party manifestos began attending Queens College. A high school in Guyana. There he edited the school's newspaper and participated in the debate society. He graduated in Nineteen Sixty and won a scholarship to the university. College of the West indies. He graduated with a degree in history in nineteen sixty three. He went on to attend the University of London where he got a doctorate in African history. His thesis was called a history of the Upper Guinea coast. Fifteen forty five to eighteen hundred in England. Rodney continued to recognize how scholarship divorced history from politics brought and he took a job as a lecturer in Tanzania but he left to teach at the University of the West indies in Jamaica there he taught African history highlighting the importance of Africa and Caribbean history and the impact of historical resistance against slavery and colonialism. He advocated for the Working Class and criticized the government's policies he gave lectures to marginalized groups in Jamaica and became a key figure in the black power movement after he went to the black riders conference in Montreal. In nineteen sixty eight Rodney was declared persona non grata by the Jamaican government and banned from returning to the country. People protested his banning but he continued to speak out on the repression of darker. Jamaicans he taught in Tanzania for a few years publishing his best known work. How Europe underdeveloped Africa but in one thousand nine hundred eighty four? He returned to Guyana which had gained independence in nineteen sixty six to take a position as a professor of history at the University of Guyana. Though his appointment to the university was revoked he stayed in Guyana and he became a leader of the working people. A political group formed in the nineteen seventies and opposition to the regime of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham Rodney gave lectures in Jamaica Europe and the US and he continued his vocal resistance to burn them as the government proceeded to sponsor police rates and beatings and July of Nineteen seventy-nine. He and seven other people were arrested after two government offices were burned down. He faced charges of arson but was acquitted though he and his peers faced persecution. He maintained his criticism of the government and the Constitution but on June thirteenth nineteen eighty. Rodney died in a bomb explosion. The bomb was allegedly given to him by someone and the guy in a defense force is suspected that the assassination was orchestrated by Burnham. Rodney was survived by his wife and three children. Some of his works were published
Has China lost Taiwan?
"Taiwan's president secured secured a second term over the weekend started scenes of the woman who stood up to China because China always believe China. Taiwan's recent election is widely seen as a watershed moment a referendum between Wayne. Two very different choices saw in win. She's the president since two thousand sixteen. She promised to protect Taiwan's freedoms from an increasingly assertive. He said he's an autocratic Beijing or the nationalist combing Tung came to the opposition which stressed causes ties with Beijing. The result a landslide two cy and her ruling independence leading Democratic Progressive Party. It was her warnings about China that hit home. We've voters this threat Israel with these respect from China situation has changed you. You cannot exclude the possibility of a war. And it's high invading. Taiwan is something that is going to be very costly fled China Taiwan's president saw in win on the basis now. She scored move odds than any other presidential candidate since Taiwan hi one began holding democratic elections in Nineteen ninety-six. So why has Beijing's efforts to control. Taiwan was it backfired and we'll China Now back off from what it sees as a renegade province remember most nations including the United States and Australia. We adhere to the one China policy which means we formally acknowledge Beijing's claims over Taiwan but what can Washington and camera do to help this vibrant democracy of twenty ninety four million in the face of arising China. Natasha Qassam is research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy where she directs the annual Lowy Institute suit poll. She's a former Australian diplomat. And he wants is emeritus professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and author of how to defend Australia. He's a former deputy defense secretary. Natasha Hugh Welcome to Iran. To be with you thanks for having is time now Natasha. Why has China lost the battle for public opinion in Taiwan? Look I do think there's a real question as to whether China ever had a chance in this respect. You've got a longstanding up position in Taiwan to unification with China. You've got a long standing position to one country. Two Systems the model that China developed in the eighties Fulbari Taiwan and Hong Kong. And of course we see the problematic way that's playing out in Hong Kong today but the most important issue here I think has been the emergence of a unique Taiwanese identity entity. This is what has really changed over the last decade the majority of Taiwanese people they see themselves as Taiwanese and in part this is in opposition to a growing authoritarian -tarian reach from China but in pilots a product of Taiwan's transition to democracy. It's unique history in terms of its different periods of colonization and indigenous peoples. I think today we can say that. This far more that divides Taiwan and China then unites them. Is that growing sense of independence in Taiwan. And Natasha you mentioned Hong Kong and how that was supposed to be the roadmap for China's One Country Two Systems policy the clearly rebuked in these elections hugh. How does Beijing you all these? Well I think they must be very gloomy very concerned and I think getting pretty angry because I completely agree with Tushar I think the elections very significant because it confirms assumes absolutely that the prospect of an eventual consensual reunification of Taiwan agreeing to be absorbed or reabsorbed helped by the mainland looks more and more remark and the problem for everyone including for Taiwan is that Beijing is very unlikely to accept except that Beijing for Beijing reunification as I sit bringing Taiwan back into China is an essential part of their agenda of Xi. Jinping's agenda to for the rejuvenation as he calls it off of China overcoming of that century of humiliation which which began with the opium wars lower back in the forties and which she has set himself to overcome overturn. I think for him getting Taiwan back as he I would say it is. There is nothing more important to him. Nothing more important to the Communist Party and so we have The seats of a real tragedy because as Natasha says it's clear and clear that the Taiwanese don't want to be part of China and it says clearest safe obtain the Chinese determined to make it part of I hear you say Washington Santon. Sorry Beijing won't accept Taiwan's growing assertiveness but hasn't by aging conduct here been counterproductive. I think of John is if it's to intensify military not exercises around the Taiwan Strait. If it's to US light diplomatically. A Taiwan a hasn't that just stiffened the resolve of the tonys. ESO expected. Has I think I think that's been effector I think is Natasha. Says I think what's happened in. Hong Kong has has disabused anyone in Taiwan of any illusions about what one-country-two-systems three two systems would really mean. If it was applied to talk to Taiwan I think the growing authoritarian nature of the Chinese Communist Party ruled in China itself under under Shuzhen Ping Has Added to that. Boils I think as Natasha says again. That that the the the long term development of Taiwan itself Tallinn's entity that the the evolution of a very vibrant democracy there Meant that perhaps. Whatever Beijing done even if Beijing it'd be much less frightening that it has been it still would have been unlikely that Taiwan would move voluntarily to do what Beijing once and it's actually is hugh why wrought out here and he's not alone? We've had on this program over the last few years Professor Jon Meacham from the University of Chicago. The argument here is that not only will China be much more powerful awful than it is today but it will also remain deeply committed to making Taiwan part of China. I think she's deadline. Is this attender of the Communist revolution. Which would be a twenty four nine in other words? Tom Is on China. Saad your response. I disagree that Taiwan is really significant priority for Xi Jinping's China. But I think it's important when we think about what their highest priority is and for me that is always the domestic legitimacy of the potty state and and so by Beijing's policies primarily directed at that domestic audience. They might be failing in Taiwan but suddenly what they ought designed to do is to demonstrate two people in China that Beijing holds all the cards that they have a able to exit military pressure on Taiwan that they can exclude Taiwan from international organizations and that is the highest priority and under Xi Jinping's China. I think the hotline inflexible policies will just continue for godless. The effect that they have in Taiwan. But at the same time I do think it's a self fulfilling prophecy to argue that China will become so powerful so we should roll over and do nothing and therefore it will allow be allowed to become even more all powerful in military and economic times. I think this is almost a given Alpha China. But it's not a given in terms of China's power. China's power has been restricted in the region winslow in many ways many countries including Australia do not recognize the ages over the as traders say. China hasn't succeeded in achieving. Its goals in the South China Sea. It hasn't succeeded in closing bases in Japan. There's that in South Korea in numerous ways. I wouldn't say that time is on China side if anything I I think. China as a rational actor recognizes the cost of a protracted war a much higher than the cost of their patients on that knowledge has as Shea Jingping pink overreach. The embroiled other countries led by the US but including Australia to a newly skeptical view of Chana. I look clearly Thomas. China's Powell grows as system becomes more authoritarian as the way it seeks to exhibit influence throughout the region becomes to put it politely a more assertive a lot of countries. You Niger and beyond becoming more and more worried about what. China's power and hatch on is going to use its power mains over the next few decades but that I think we'd be too optimistic to imagine that China is somehow becoming a self limiting problem. I do think Jonah's power has grown. I think it's influences growing there. It's I still true. Of course. There's Natasha is that there are lots of things at China would like it. It hasn't yet got but I'm more pessimistic than she is that about China's capacity not to get its way increasingly as time goes on and it's worth bearing in mind all the things that China does get that yes Not everyone accepts what China wants to do in the just south China Sea but Australia. Itself hasn't undertaken serious remove navigation operations Australia and self does not acknowledge China as a strategic rival. The United States does Japan treating China increasingly cool. She asleep as it becomes less and less confident about Donald Trump's America. And we'll push you. It's Responsibilities towards Japan onto the treaty. So I think actually China is doing pretty well. I think we've made a big mistake. To underestimate raced tonight. But China's resolve in its capacity to use. Its Influence to get what it wants. I guess. Hugh Watt for my new and Tasha Qassam from from lowy and we're talking about Taiwan and China in the wake of the all in democracies election widely seen as a rebuke to Beijing. The TASHA you say Beijing's going to weaken Taiwan's democracy house. Oh look I think I said that it was going to try and I think it is trying in many ways. It's trying through disinformation Ryan and bypassing more media outlets in Taiwan and then controlling the narrative in that way it is certainly trying to infiltrate grassroots organizations like temple organizations sations and farmers and fisheries groups. The thing is that Beijing is very much moving away. I think from trying to support. Just one side of politics. The Guangdong Minggong which has always been seen as more friendly towards Beijing insofar as has been unsuccessful because the dog is not able to as. We've all of the reasons since we've already outlined. They are not able to deliver Taiwan in any way because of the way of public opinion against China. So now I believe that Beijing is trying to undermine undermine the democracy itself to undermine people's faith in institutions trying to essentially mess it up I think the best expression I've had tended into Crimea so that you have a government paralyzed a government that people do not trust and in that way the system would be much weaker. You Natasha to agree that Beijing is going to try awaken Taiwan's democracy and certainly badging will increase the pressure to open talks on reunification. I suppose the question here is wise. China so sensitive about Taiwan one. I mean think about it Taiwan or Formosa as it was earlier known. It's only been part of China for something like four out of the past one hundred twenty twenty five years since Japanese colonization nineteen ninety-five four out of one hundred twenty five and those four years when the nationalists who fled to Taiwan. They were running the mainland alien so why the sensitivity. He what. We'll Tom Because one hundred and twenty five years is not very long time in the way of China's paypal and the Chinese government see themselves CBS and has precisely one hundred and twenty five years that I see correctly in some ways as being a very black period in the history and that the the great mission of the Communist Party has been to bring China out of that as I said before the rejuvenation of the Chinese people. It's hard to underestimate. Overestimate the the emotional power Al behind this idea of China returning to its previous position and Taiwan has become a and the Chinese Communist Party has made Taiwan into a a symbol of everything bad that happened to China before and everything that Diane resolved to fix and the way in which they they put Hong Kong back into into the fold the YM which have grown their economy the way in which they have reasserted China's military power and have trying at least to reassert itself the parish cultural pass at a speak. All of that is part of the deal but Taiwan is in a sense that the jewel in the crown for them and so I think the the political political and to a certain extent the emotional fright that the Taiwan issue carries does make it absolutely central to the Communist. Party's not just its own sense of itself but it's confidence that it can continue command. The loyalty and achieved legitimacy in the eyes of the Chinese people as what Communist Party delivers not just in terms of prosperity but in terms of China's dignity and position in the world symbolized by Taiwan that is so central to its legitimacy as the government of China Anna. And does that mean Natasha Qassam. That is now a very real danger that the listen Beijing takes from size relection. Is that the only way. Taiwan will ever a unify with mainland China. As at the end of a gun. Look that's entirely possible but I have to say I'm not convinced that as an argument mainly because we like to think think of China's military palate in terms of it being this very quick victory. RV Taiwan because they are coming late outgunned in that sense but none nothing about this would be. It would be very difficult to take Taiwan in terms of its geography and even an invasion is really just the beginning. When you have twenty four a million people who don't want to be a part of your country you have? Refugees flocking to other countries in the region including Australia. You'll have resistance in the streets. You'll have disruption to global supply chains at which Taiwan lies at. Its hot this is not an easy proposition. It is laden with
Tsai faces choppy China waters after Taiwan election landslide
"China has urged the international community to oppose Taiwanese independence after president citing when's landslide reelection victory president site advocates continued autonomy for the island and rejects Beijing's demands that it should be reunited with the mainland Chinese state media also criticized the new president from Taipei city sued ripples in a strongly worded commentary on Saturday's election the official Chinese Xinhua news agency describe the president's high and her Democratic Progressive Party as selfish greedy an evil it accused her of resorting to cheating and scare mongering about China's threat to the island to win votes she has rejected these accusations insisting she's protecting Taiwan's democracy from Beijing her government has called on China to respect Taiwan's election results and to resume
What's at stake in Taiwan's election?
"Voters in Taiwan heading to the polls eleventh of January two elected president to appoint a new batch of national lawmakers so president sign one is seeking second term in office meanwhile center-left Democratic Progressive Party is hoping to hold onto its large majority in parliament. The the DP up against the resurgent Wilmington the centre-right KMT sent into opposition. After a heavy defeat in two thousand sixteen general election what is being rebuilding mode ever since with mixed results as election day. Nears present size looking like a shoe in to be reelected most polls give her a commanding lead over her closest rival handle you. The of the opposition came a hand. Upset you not be totally ruled out the populace mayor of Shem mm-hmm did cause a shock in two thousand eighteen by winning control of a DP stronghold with little party backing but since then his star seems to faded under the national spotlight. And is it using credit style on the campaign trail seems less suited to carrying the entire country a victory for president side cap off a remarkable twelve months incumbent woman dollar only one year ago no one would have predicted. The current president is being returned to office. That's the possibility of CY. Winning a double digit margin was around this time last year. When Monaco interviewed the president of the Palestine Taipei back then. The DP was still reeling from a drubbing. In local elections and size. Personal popularity has plummeted after pushing through some unpopular. Pension reforms. Unnecessary tonic Taiwan. That was looking like a poison chalice for the President Cup payments and you affect a lot of people's income income that is source of discontent and we pay a lot inputting comprises so just. How did this remarkable turnaround come about. The answer is simple. Because of China general elections Taiwan inevitably tune on national security courtesy and the twenty twenty almost become a single issue election washing self-governing island's future relationship look like with mainland China vote for the DP a greater independence or take the came teebox but closer economic ties. Everything that China did in two thousand nineteen seem to play into Taiwanese fears and strengthened president size hand from fighter jets buzzing Taiwanese space and holding intimidating war games to to a saber-rattling speech by Chinese president. Xi Jinping that started the clock in Beijing on re-unification Bollywood's hygiene Egypt. Be All torture the sheets. Yeah during in his time president size being transformed into defender of Taiwanese sovereignty and on the other hand had to stop binding the drums so loudly for close economic. Don't make ties with the mainland for fear coming across his too pro China demographics in Taiwan favored the DP these days young voters are increasingly identifying themselves as Taiwanese rather than Chinese and during this election will be around one million first time boches. You support is tilted in size favor and the let's go. Gods were also shining on the president. When the popular mayor of Taipei ruled himself out of the running hand was not so lucky. An alternative Pro Beijing candidate ended the race in November and could take votes away from him. Nevertheless the biggest election miracle has been ongoing pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong Home New Year's speech in two thousand nineteen the Chinese president pushed for the Hong Kong government known as One Country Two Systems. It to be implemented in Taiwan in Beijing's is Hong Kong was a successful president that could convince the renegade island to choose reunification but not anymore the Hong Kong protests have lifted the veil on what one country two systems could really mean and allowed president sized campaign team to make a central election issue in Taiwan talk of Hong Kong today becoming Taiwan tomorrow as trump the economy and pension reform. President Cy came out and supported after the protesters while Han. An issue state silent. The president's terrific has talked off my strong support from the trump White House and in Congress. Think the conversation that happened this week with the president of Taiwan was was a courtesy. Call comes out today sedate so I may not have it all her own way. One of the results to watch out for this weekend is whether the DPP can hold onto. Its parliamentary majority. There are a host of new parties vying for seats alongside the CAMPSIE and some voters may want to put the brakes on the DPP's unchecked lawmaking authority the danger of a big. DPP Win is that it may convince. Party bigwigs to push for an official referendum on independence and make it more difficult for president side to maintain the status quo size. Actually moderate in her party and she is seen as holding back some of the hardliners like her running mate vice president. William lie was repeatedly called Autobahn to officially break ties with China. Taiwanese independence absolute. No no for Beijing. We spoke to cy last year. She refused to rule out two referendum. After the election response to us can be summed up as follows. Thailand is a democracy It's not the leader. Who makes the decision
A brawl for the climate change vote
"A year ago when people wondered which fringe party could matter in the twenty nineteen election most analysts pointed to maxim burn, as newly created People's Party of Canada. Would that party grow? Could it eat into the conservative base, when it split the vote on the right a year later that seems a little silly? The People's Party is still at just a couple of points in the polls. But it turns out there is a little party that could decide the election, it was on the other side of the spectrum sitting right where it's been all along waiting for the rest of the country to reach these same conclusion about the key issue. They're most known for that they'd reached years ago, climate change is not now I repeat that not an environmental issue. It's a massive security threat, and it needs to be dealt with by government at all levels, a security threat that requires taking bold action, one of the clear things that we've seen from, from this, despite election. I want to congratulate all the candidates who who ran in. It is a Canadians are really preoccupied about climate change are Canadians really ready to meet the green party, where they've been living all these years sure every poll shows support for the party is rising, but luck rising is relative. When you were as low in the polls as the greens typically are in federal elections. So even if that general support is there will it translate to results. Will it translate to writings, one can it make a difference on election night? And if it does at whose expense, welcome to the fight for the climate vote. I'm Jordan heath Rollings. And this is the big story, Cormac mcsweeney is the parliament hill. Reporter for city news. And for the Rogers radio brands and also for us iconic. Hey, how's it going? It is going really well. I'm hoping that you can kind of parse this brewing fight on the left side of the political spectrum right now for us. It's a remarkable dynamic right now months to go before the election were seeing votes evaporate for both the liberals and the New Democrats, and they're all shifting green, you know, the old saying it ain't easy being green. Well, it's pretty easy right now, because things are looking up for Elizabeth may and her party. We've got the greens polling at probably the best that they've ever pulled that federally some polls have them up at around twelve percent, which is huge. Because back in two thousand fifteen the greens were, I think less than five percent of the vote. So they've more than doubled their voting base in the lead up to the. Twenty nine thousand nine fall election. So they're firing on all cylinders right now. And the liberals and New Democrats are wondering what the heck to do to make sure that they keep those voters on their sides. But also, not only that steel voters from the other progressive parties to try and make sure that they can secure some sort of victory, and try and stop the conservatives who are also firing on all cylinders right now. So it's a it's a heck of a fight on the left as the conservatives continue to gain momentum. And it's going to be interesting to see what happens is there. Anything concrete, you can point to we've talked a couple times on this podcast, most notably. When they had a chance in P of the sort of, general affection. The greens are seeing in the rise in the polls. But is there anything concrete, you can point to that might be driving people moving to consider the greens? Some of this is based on stats and polls. And others is based sort of anecdotally. But I think what we're seeing is a few. Different things here that is just creating this perfect scenario for the green party. One is the fact that climate change and the concerns around climate change on a broader national scale or finally, catching up with what the green party has been preaching for years and years. And that is, we need to take action to protect the environment and protect our earth, and Canadians are now really catching up to the point where this is becoming one of the biggest issues seen nationally among the voting public that action needs to be taken and serious action at that. That's one thing one aspect of it. Is that Canadians are catching up with the concerns for the greens? But the other aspect all of this is that we're seeing kind of a collapse and a failure, if you will from the liberals and NDP to take a look at the new democrat side of things. Jug, meet sing failing to gain traction is since taking over the party leadership. We've seen the end EP. Of fallen support. He's struggled to get the attention that he was hoping to get. There was a lot of excitement around. Jug. Meet sing in the hope that he would be this charismatic dynamic young leader that would really help vault the end EP back to the level that we saw with Jack Layton that has not happened at all. And he's, he's struggled in a number of interviews as well where he's been accused of being too vague on certain issues or possibly flip flopping on others. And so while they knew Democrats are struggling the liberals have had problems of their own Justin Trudeau back in two thousand fifteen was able to unite the progressives behind him. He stole from green supporters and end EP supporters, and some conservatives and, and really built up this, this perfect sort of momentum around him during that long campaign in two thousand fifteen that helped vault him from third him in the liberals from third party status to government, and it never happened before. But since taking office, a lot of the promises and a lot of the things that he was. Elected on have created problems for him, just looking at things like the promise to change the way, we elect, our MP's read. There was a lot of hope that, that, that would actually happen in never ended up happening. The liberals have had other scan whole such as SNC laflin and the, the more recent problems of the Mark Norman case, those are eating away at liberal support as well. And on top of all of that. I mean with environment with the environment being a big issue in the eyes of Canadians, some are pointing out, what people, some people see as a contradiction of the liberal position while they say, we need to take serious action on climate change. We'd need this carbon tax. Here's the government buying the trans mountain pipeline to make sure that the oil from our oil sands, is being sent off to other markets something a lot of people who are very passionate about the environment disagree with. And so you have a lot of troubles for the liberals and the MVP right now. And a lot of progressives who don't know where to turn because they're dissatisfied with what they see from what is traditionally been the two left or left of center parties. And now they're looking to the greens as a possible, viable option. And so you have this perfect scenario, as I said, where climate change is becoming more of an important issue in the eyes of Canadians, the traditional parties that Canadians have known for decades are not satisfying, a lot of these younger voters. And they're deciding you know what? Maybe whether it's a protest vote or legitimately giving the greens shot. They're definitely looking at the greens with a lot of serious consideration. When they look at them, especially for those people for whom climate is a major issue. What do they see exactly what gives the green party? The credibility on climate to. They have a specific plan. They do. And actually, it was just recently released. They entitled it mission possible. And I think the, the whole thing is that the greens for years have been branding themselves as. As the environmental party now that can work against them in certain ways, where they're sort of seen as only a one issue party. And it's, it's a it's an image that they've been trying to shake for some time now under Lisbeth may. But nonetheless, the greens are seen as a very credible party when it comes to the environment, you ask any Canadian like, who do you think is the party that would do the most to try and save the environment? I think the green party would likely be the number one answer. So they did release this ambitious plan for the environment. At a time when a lot of Canadians are paying attention to these issues. They are pitching to go well beyond what the liberal government has said, we'll be its targets in terms of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. I mean, well, beyond the fact, they want to double the reduction target. So the liberals say they want to try and hit thirty percent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from two thousand five levels by thirty percent by twenty thirty while the green party says we can do better than that. We'll do sixty percent of reduction from the two thousand and five levels of by twenty thirty. That's a dramatic shift and they're not just looking at, you know, pricing pollution as a way to deal with this. They're talking about some major projects such as retrofitting every building across the nation and eliminating our reliance on foreign oil making sure that from province to province. Renewable energy can be more easily shared something that even the conservatives are kind of pitching with their energy corridor option right now. So the, the greens have released released a very ambitious plan. And I guess now that it's out there. It hasn't had a lot of time to really set in for Canadians, whether they're paying attention to promises like this so far out from the election or not as another thing. But we'll see how they respond with these very ambitious targets that Elizabeth may and her green party have put forward two weeks ago. The greens actually one abaya election which. Which feels like something that doesn't happen. How did that come about? And what happened in auto afterwards? Because what I'm fascinated by, in this story is the number of people who have kind of seen a rise in the polls from the greens, but to your point written them off, as a one issue party, or while they can't climb that high can they and did this send a message are their people in auto Wah, talking about them? Now there are definitely people talking about the greens. And I think this by-election victory although I will say that by-election results are usually not reflective of where things go in general election ratified, it is a way and it's seen by some as a way to send a message to the government of the day. Prime minister Justin Trudeau said the day after the by election that he gets it. There's a message from Canadians they care about climate change, and they want to see action on climate change. And that's what his government is focused on through its carbon pricing system and. So I think there was a message sent to both the liberals and the end EP that they need to need to up their game. When it comes to environmental issues, the end EP as well as changed its tactics since that by-election result. And so, I think a lot of politicians while they were seeing some of this growth in this so-called green wave sweep across the nation and a lot of buzz and a lot of talk about the greens, it wasn't until we saw on federal scale of victory such as having the second elected, and p from the green party arrive at the house of Commons before they started to really, you know, publicly address this, because I'm sure that behind the scenes, both those parties were looking at the greens as, as a potential threat and trying to figure out what to do. But again, this is all come recently for the greens, where they've seen this rise over the last several months as we. Part of it to do with the focus on climate change part of it to do with distaste of the otherwise traditional parties that Canadians have been voting for for a while. But I think there was a message sent and, and people are adapting how do people see Elizabeth may who may be until recently, not many of them ever thought much about there's a bit of a joke around Ottawa that Elizabeth may is everyone's political aunt? You know, she's a likeable person, she has something to say about almost everything, but up until recently, I don't think a lot of people actually were considering her as, as potential prime ministerial material, and I think, more people are sort of giving her a bit of a shot. She's not distasteful in any way, you know, you haven't seen Elizabeth may be the subject of a lot of controversy. She has she's had her own problems within her own party. There has been pushed back, there have been allegations that she's been a bully as a leader. Things like that. But whether Canadians have been paying a lot of attention to that something else, she is seen as somebody who has integrity, who has a passion for what she does. And I would be hard pressed to find another MP in the house of Commons who spends as much time in the house of Commons, debating on almost every different subject, then Elizabeth may, so she's very committed to her work. There is broad support for Elizabeth may. But whether that translates into prime ministerial materials something else Nanos poll that just came out recently actually has her in terms of the preferred prime minister.
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"The hour. Results are coming in of presidential elections in the central European country of Slovakia and politics. There seems to be taking a very different direction from those in neighbouring Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland a liberal pro. European pro gay anti corruption female candidate has been firm. Winner of the first round Tathiana yon, Sarah Cova is Reuters Slovakia correspondent. Appetizers forty five. She just one the first round of the election by one slides. She got more than forty percent of the vote, vile. Her opponent backed by the ruling party only got more than eighteen percent of the vote. She's a public interest lawyer, she's an anti-corruption campaigner shivered AG NGO and her her most famous job from the past is her fortune year fight against an illegal landfill at her hometown. Which he managed to get close. Eventually she has very little little political experience and that stands her apart from the other candidates. I assume yes, she never held any elected office. This is her first. Well, she just joined a political party a year ago, a small liberal Progressive Party. So this this will be if she gets elected this will be her first. Doc in politics. Why do you think she's breaking through to so many voters in what is traditionally seen as a fairly conservative Catholic country when she's speaking up on issues such as gay rights because gay rights the the issue of the day for these elections. It was the fight against corruption. After last year's murder of an investigative reporter, young could see and his fiancee Martina and subsequent mass protests that forced then prime minister Robert feet saw who was in power for more than a decade to resign. So there was some kind of a voter fatigue with the ruling party combined with the shock from the murder. And also. Perceived corruption by government officials across the political spectrum, but mostly by the party, which has held power for so long. Which had influenced the election most. And this will be watched this election very closely all over Europe and the world, I suppose, but perhaps particularly in neighbouring, Hungary, which has a populist right-wing government. Yeah. Possibly and it will be interesting to watch. Slog Hungarian relations, which have been tense for for years. Medina. They improved after a an ethnic Hungarian party joined the ruling coalition in Slovakia Hungarians make up about ten percents of Slovakia's population. So it'll be interesting to watch and meeting between chapel Tara and Hungarian President or prime minister that was Tatyana young Sarah Cova who writes for Reuters is Hlavac hlavac's on the initial results of their presidential elections.