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NPR News: 12-04-2019 3PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh. The House. Judiciary Committee is holding. Its first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The panel is hearing testimony from constitutional law experts as it weighs whether trump's actions warrant the articles of impeachment legal scholars. But it heads at times over. What constitutes an impeachable offense Harvard law? Professor Noah Feldman says trump's actions is clearly meet the Constitutional Standard soliciting the leader of a foreign government in order to announce investigations of political rivals and perform. Those investigations would constitute a high crime in this demeanor. Jonathan Turley a law professor at George Washington University says impeaching trump would set a dangerous Chris. President this would be the first impeachment in history where there would be considerable debate and in my view not compelling evidence of the Commission of a crime president trump trump continues to slam the inquiry. Saying he did. Nothing wrong Windsor Johnston. NPR News Washington. Virginia Governor Ralph northerns pausing the roll out of a work requirement. For some people receiving Medicaid. It was essential part of the Democrats compromise with Republicans when the approved Medicaid expansion in two thousand eighteen. Ben Pave your from member station Asian. VP 'EM has more from Richmond. Virginia Republicans who crossed the aisle to pass Medicaid expansion insisted on the work requirement but that was before Democrats flip both chambers of the legislature. Last month now northbound says he's asked the Virginia Medicaid director to pause rollout of the requirement in a statement he said Democrats are likely to make substantial stansel changes to the policy when the legislature meets in January the governor said that implementing the requirement could cost tens of thousands of Virginians to lose healthcare coverage Republican leaders in the house or accusing him of breaking his earlier promises. North says the change won't affect the nearly three hundred fifty thousand Virginians who've signed up for Medicaid expansion for NPR news news. I'm Ben Pager in Richmond Georgia governor. Brian Kemp has appointed the state's next. US Senator Businesswoman Kelly Leffler Despite pushback from fellow Republicans. We we have more from. Emma heard of member station. Ab Kelly Leffler has been in the news for more than a week now but today was the first time she spoke out herself. I have lived the American dream and I am blessed to stand here today but it is a long way from where I came from. Leffler grew up working on her family's farm in Rural Illinois and has since May today Bersell in the businessworld she's been criticized by some prominent conservatives recently as to moderate. She's no public voting record. Waffler responded strongly to that. I'm a lifelong conservative pro. Second Amendment pro trump pro-military pro-wall. She'll senator Johnny Isakson seat in the New Year. He's retiring early early for health reasons for NPR news. I'm hurt in Atlanta. The Dow is up more than two hundred points since the open this is. NPR News after years of complaints about the mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against priests. The Catholic dies in Buffalo. New York is under new leadership. Bishop Edward Sharpen Burger is stepping in on an interim basis to replace bishop. Richard Malone who resigned under pressure. I'm here for you. I'm here to listen to you. I'm here to walk with you and I'm here to help you heal and I would prefer to convey that message by what I do what I say. His predecessor opted to retire early after learning the results of a Vatican investigation into the dice details of which the public has yet to shape. The buffalo diocese is named in more than two hundred twenty lawsuits involving people who claim they were victims of sexual abuse that in some cases date back decades a European Union delegation investigating the rule of law in Malta is calling for the prime minister's immediate resignation. Joanna Kakissis reports a Maltese leaders. Top aide is is implicated in the two thousand seventeen murder of a prominent journalist. The Maltese Prime Minister Joseph. Muscat says he'll resign after January twelfth but in E. U. Delegation led by Dutch lawmaker Sophie in felt want him out now the E U is closely watching the hearing of Melvin. Touma the alleged middleman in the 2017 eighteen car-bombing assassination of journalist definite cut on Iglesia to implicate Scotch Chief of staff in the murder. The Prime Minister Denies Involvement but cut on a glitziest ability. As family says he's protecting the culprits for N._p._R.. News I'm Joanna Kakissis and I'm Lakshmi Singh N._p._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 02-17-2020 11AM ET
"Live from NPR news Washington on Child Snyder. More than three hundred. Americans are back in the United States arriving early this morning on to charter flights after being exposed to the corona virus on board the cruise ship that remains in quarantine in Japan but appears Windsor Johnston reports. They are not yet free to go home. Fourteen of the evacuees have tested positive for the corona virus. Even though they aren't showing symptoms of the illness they returned to the US from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that remains under quarantine in Japan and will be kept under close watch at military bases in California and Texas for the next two weeks. The Corona virus has killed an estimated hundred people and sickened tens of thousands. The outbreak stems from an outdoor food market in Wuhan China which was closed in January last week. China announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal. Wildlife markets and Trade Windsor Johnston NPR news the cruise ship off Japan has the largest cluster of corona virus cases outside of China more than forty Americans who tested positive remain in Japan for treatment. The prominent human rights lawyer and activist has been detained in China. After nearly two months on the Bron- impure assembly. Fang reports. Arrest comes after the detentions of nearly a dozen other activists who all allegedly attended a December planning meeting friends at the activist shooter young told NPR he'd been nabbed by police. On the evening of February fifteenth while visiting a friend in the southern province of Guangdong. Both she and his friend were detained. She had been on the run since the day. After Christmas when police began targeting the twenty or so attendees of a strategy planning meeting that she also spearheaded that same month. The wave of arrests is an escalation of an ongoing crackdown on civil society under Chinese leader. Xi Jinping She. A former university lecturer and rights lawyer was released in two thousand seventeen serving a four year prison sentence for his legal activism. He is the founder of an influential constitutionalist movement demanding civil rights protections and rule of law. Emily Fang NPR news. Beijing cheers broke out of Virginia State. Capitol this morning right. Supporters celebrating after some of governor. Ralph northerns fellow. Virginia Democrat sided with Judiciary Committee Republicans to reject northern pushed to ban the sale of assault style. Weapons Bill was a top priority for northern Virginia. Lawmakers have advanced several other measures. He's proposed Democrats took control of state government last year. Running heavily on gun control making Virginia. The focus of the country's debate over guns Wall Street is closed today for the President's Day holiday global markets are mostly positive Monday trading in Asia. The Shanghai composite jumped more than two percent after the Chinese government announced several measures aimed at limiting the economic impact of the Krona virus outbreak and from Washington this is NPR news to Jackson Mississippi. Now where people are using canoes kayaks and small fishing boats to check on their flooded homes and to help neighbors. Estate of emergency remains in effect because of the flooding Pearl River following torrential rains National Weather. Service says it Expects River to cross today but that water levels will remain. High as more rain is expected this week. The commercial company space x says it has successfully deployed into orbit sixty more satellites following this morning's launch part of new network to provide global broadband. Internet to every point on the planet and peers tip Brumfield reports at many more to come one of the Companies Falcon. Nine rockets carried the satellites into orbit where they spread out like a deck of cards. It's the fourth launched by SPACEX since November and brings the total to around three hundred of the new satellites a rival company. One web launched about thirty of its satellites earlier this month. Both companies say they will eventually operate networks with many hundreds of satellites critics. Worn all these new satellites could increase the risk of collisions and space debris the satellites are also visible from the ground creating problems for astronomers trying to take pictures of the night sky. Space X says it's committed to responsible management of space. It's equipped satellites with Collision Avoidance Systems and is working with astronomers to minimize the impact on their observations. Jeff from Phil. Npr News Washington as cars season opening Daytona. Five hundred set to resume this afternoon. The race had to be postponed yesterday because of rain. I'm trial Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
The State of Our Union Is...Complicated
"It's Tuesday February fifth he's done this before. But now with Nancy Pelosi sitting over his shoulder we start here. President Trump prepares for his state of the union address this very different crowd for the president. You're a lot about bipartisanship tonight. But his anyone actually in the mood for compromise as the military considers a troop drawdown. What does it really like Afghanistan? Isis as you point out. Brad is a huge concern or David Muir. Just got back from seeing the enemy. Check that enemies. The country is facing in with Virginia's capital in chaos. The tenant governor has been waiting. How long can the governor hang onto his job? From ABC news. This is start here. I'm Brad milkey. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. The state of the union is well, it's a little weird right now a couple of weeks ago. The state of our union was shut down at least a vast swath of the federal government was and while the doors have opened the standoff has continued so tonight after being delayed a week, President Trump will give one of the latest state of the union addresses in history. Every one of these has a lot of choreography, right? You'll have the vice president and the speaker you'll have invited guests. The supreme court will be up front and their robes lot of that is to demonstrate unity government. But when everyone in that room is bitterly divided when two sides feel like they can barely negotiate and good faith anymore. What can choreography really do? We will find out tonight. ABC's powerhouse political team will be on hand. With live coverage starts at nine eastern. We've got teammates on hand now to help you get ready for it. ABC senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce senior national correspondent, Terry Moran and Terry you've been roaming around the White House. Lately. Do we know what the president is going to talk about tonight, we do in broad strokes? He is confronted obviously with this. New situation for him. Nancy Pelosi speaker of the house right behind him commanding that new democratic majority. So he has to both challenge and confront that majority and find a way forward so that he can demonstrate to the country. He can still lead with this divided government. That means on the confrontation side immigration immigration immigration. He is going to ratchet up the stakes in lurid portrayal of what he claims is the dire need for that border war. What's in my mind? Certainly thinking about it. I think there's a good chance it we'll have to do that. He is going to it seems not go all the way and declared a national emergency, but declared the need for national emergency. Or at least the attitude of one to build that wall. But then he's going to look for ways to say, we can still get things done together. And on that, we expect a pitch on infrastructure to me this very very sexy subject. The media doesn't find it sexy. I find it sex. That is something that probably the Democrats should have run moron in two thousand sixteen and have been making noises at least like they want to get something done to rebuild the nation's older infrastructure. It's a long shot. But I think the country wants to hear something like that. So if President Trump says we need to declare a national emergency will his fellow Republicans stand and applaud that Republicans do not think this is a good idea. I don't think it's a good idea. I think it'd be a terrible idea. I hope he doesn't do it. Many in the president's own party are urging him not to take this step. They think it sets a bad precedent. But when you look at the president's options here, and the fact that both sides are still deeply entrenched. There's not convenient wall money in legislation. She's just playing games. So if there's no wall, it doesn't work declaring a national emergency may in some ways be the president's best political option to save face. And if he does go ahead and declared this national emergency, you can be sure that that. Lot of Republicans are going to be shaking their heads. When you've got to know all the players in this room by site. So what are your is going to be scanning for tonight? There is always the question of which Trump shows up is at Twitter, Trump or teleprompter. Trump what tone does he set and his Terry was saying this is a very different crowd for the president. He's used to standing there and getting mostly applause, everyone watching the president would probably just as closely watching Nancy Pelosi and all of her facial expressions. And remember, the president will be speaking to too many Democrats who are looking to take his job in twenty twenty there. Several who are eyeing presidential runs who will be sitting there. And of course, you have this new generation. Says momma look. Bullies stolen. Maybe they gonna. Really big rising stars in the Democratic Party. This'll be their first time in the chamber. So there's lots of color to watch Terry the more. I listen to you guys the more. I wonder if it actually pays for any of these guys to say, let's work together on a big infrastructure Bill, right? The president certainly knows about playing the his base. And now certainly seems like Democrats due to while I think he does want to maintain the appearance that he can still lead government, even a divided government. He's going to play to the base. Although to the point of the all these new fired-up democrat to kind of wonder how they're gonna react, which one is going to yell you lie. And if we learned anything for past due to the union, sometimes the president comes he does look very presidential delivers a sort of more, traditional speech. And then it's only a matter of hours before he gets back on Twitter and those dumb start firing it off again, even the guest list, kind of tells you how personal these battles. All right. Listen to this Democrats have invited some undocumented immigrants, including some fired from Trump properties. The White House's invited family members of people killed by other undocumented immigrants Alexandria, oh, Cossio Cortez is bringing the woman who confronted Jeff flake in that elevator to tell him about her sexual assault. The first lady's invited to the sixth grader who told his story about being bullied at school because his last name happens to be Trump. So here we go big night. Terry, Mary, thank you both. Thanks, brad. Thinking about government funding tonight. They won't be thinking about repairing roads. They just want to know if their son or daughter is coming home from serving overseas, and this has become a central question in President Trump's agenda. Boys are young women are men. They're all coming back and they're coming back now in December. The president said he was pulling American troops out of Syria days. Later officials told us thousands of troops in Afghanistan could be coming home as well. And that's a shock shockwaves through Capitol Hill and defense circles with people saying, yeah, it's been seventeen years that does not mean the mission is complete yet. And so this weekend, David Muir, the anchor of world news tonight went to Afghantistan to see it for himself. He's here with me now in studio, David we this piece was incredible. What is it like on the ground in Afghanistan right now, you fly in what do you see what we flew into Kabul? And we were given, you know remarkable access because the general now in charge the US commander. There is a four star general a his name is Scott Miller. And the remarkable thing about him is that he was among the first incentive right after nine eleven. Did you ever think you'd be back here as commander? Absolutely not. I don't think I believe that seventeen years going on eighteen years that we still be in Afghanistan. And now he's back to sort of write this next chapter, or at least help, and I certainly think there there is a lot of talk right now in Washington, we've heard from the president a Super Bowl Sunday in an interview he said he wants to bring, you know, US troops home. I wanna fight I want to win and we wanna bring our great troops back home. And there's been talk of a possible draw down in Afghanistan needed. The general told me there is no order for one as of yet at the same time as a commander. I'm always trying to bring the footprint down and bring our our force structure down. But it was very clear to me that that there is a lot of focus on whether or not we can bring some of those US troops home. And if we do what do you then do to make sure you focus on the Taliban. First of all to continue to apply pressure on them there at the table. They're talking with them there's negotiations going on. But they're also negotiate is a remarkable. Thing they they are negotiating with them. And for the first time we've heard from the US envoy who called the talk significant the acting Defense Secretary Shanahan saying that this is significant now, I need to give the diplomats time and space to advance those conversations general Miller saying the same thing, and he said, you know, this isn't going to be a military solution anymore ending. Well, first of all, the political talks. I I do think are are positive, but at the same time in order to apply pressure. This is still a deadly deadly battle between Afghan forces. And the Taliban in that country. And there's concern, of course, from the Afghan government that right now the telephones just talking with the US when is the Taliban to communicate with the Afghan government. And where is the proof that beyond these talks, it will get better when you guys actually got this incredible footage of Afghan forces raiding Taliban forces like cutting their own countrymen free from chains. And that's not even the only threat. They're right. Isis is a threat to well. Here's the thing. You know, we've heard so much in recent weeks about ISIS. There were the comments the president made in that video released to the White House than fighting for a long time in Syria. I've been president for almost two years, and we've really stepped it up, and we have one against ISIS, but ISIS is a very real threat, not only in Syria and in Iraq. But it was really interesting to hear from the general himself that ISIS is a huge problem in Afghanistan. They are inside those borders absolutely dangerous. Not only do the country of Afghantistan, and we've talked about that to the to the government, but very. Dangerous the Afghan people say it's dangerous to the region and certainly dangerous to the west as well. When you think about the recent we went to have ghanistan in the first place was because the Taliban allowed these safe havens for Al Qaeda, and for Osama bin Laden, and so I think there's a little bit of reticence on Capitol Hill when you hear about the potential for us troops to come home. Listen, there's there's even democratic support for that. From many many the candidates for president who've already declared that they're either exploring or are going to run. But I think across the board. It would recognize the danger of a precipitous was rawal for me there conflict, you find sort of a course of Republicans and Democrats who say that if there is any withdrawal in Afghanistan if you begin to draw down troops. How can you be sure that you're not going to allow safe havens like the ones that had been created that led to nine eleven? Particularly when you know still there ISIS as you point out. Brad is a huge concern. And I think the the obvious fight that continues his with the Taliban. And so they're hopeful they want to publicly send a message to keep the Taliban at the table. But at the same time, they're sending a message on the battlefield. This is still a very deadly battle. It's raging as we talk and the big conundrum continues to be if you leave what happens. But also if you continue to stay there do people just stay there forever. The parents who want to know, you know, winner our sons and daughters coming home seventeen years is a long time, David Muir. Thanks a lot like you. Next up on start here. There's one speaker tonight. We haven't talked about how Stacey Abrams lost and still won the biggest audience of her life. Is it still a struggle to get that good night's sleep? 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And usually this is the part where we would talk about. How thankless this job is nothing frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. The choice isn't just between big government or big business. Usually, we make jokes water bottles and Kenneth the page. Joe Kennedy sweaty lipped from last year, but Stacey Abrams is not your usual pick. There was a different conversation to be had here. Maryalice parks is ABC's deputy political director maryalice the democratic response is usually given by someone who represents Democrats. Stacey Abrams doesn't represent anyone. Right. She lost the election. What what's she doing? Here is she did lose the election. She had hoped to be the current new governor of Georgia, and she ran this. Pretty exciting race. Democrats have proven this every single day Georgia with doors knocked with calls made Willie energize Democrats, not only in Georgia and a red southern state, but really energize Democrats across the country. And so I hope that you all join us in our fight for the future. A proud progressive for bold progressive woman of color running in the south. And that was exciting for a lot of Democrats. You know, she has this huge history herself. She's incredibly accomplished who was a minority leader in the Georgia house representatives under secretary Kemp. More people have lost the right to vote in the state of Georgia. They've been purged. They've been suppressed and they've been scared really. Yourself in that role since then working really publicly to fight voter suppression to get minorities out to vote working on income inequality in wage inequality. And and an issue a tough systematic inequality in the south. So she's the kind of person and talking about the kinds of issues that Democrats want to highlight this year Gabriel's might even dispute the notion that she lost. She didn't even concede the race amid all the allegations of otr suppression in Georgia, but maryalice if you are Nancy Pelosi. Why was this the pick? It is rare to pick someone that's not currently in elected office. But it's not unprecedented. Just in two thousand seventeen the former Kentucky governor Steve Bachar did the democratic response to the president's first speech to a joint congress. It was not formally state of the union at that point in some ways. I think Abrams is kind of low risk for Democrats. She's not in the halls of congress every day, not in Washington that makes it harder for the president and Republicans to really critique her or go after her Democrats can. Kind of wash their hands of it afterwards if they want or they can champion it embrace it. If it goes, really, well, but big picture. She just really is emblematic of what Democrats want to put forward this year. The face of leadership is evolving in the United States. That doesn't mean anyone is being pushed out it simply means that more being added to the conversation. They're excited to show case women, especially women of color, it draws a really clear distinction with the GOP which by comparison has very few women and hardly any women of color in their ranks. And she'll get her precious six or seven minutes to the president speaks for an hour. That is maryalice parks. Thank you very much. Thanks, brad. At this point the list of people demanding Ralph Northerns resignation is like a who's who of politics thinks. It's unforgivable. It's unconscionable. Post majority leader Nancy Pelosi saying he should do the right thing. He should step away from that job. It's like if people agreed this much all the time. We'd have a lot more bipartisanship in congress. But the governor Virginia continues to dispute that he was ever in a racist yearbook photo that appeared right under his name in nineteen Eighty-four. There is no way that I have ever been in a K KKK uniform. I am not the person in that uniform. And I'm not the person to the right? He bizarrely acknowledged he has dressed in black face before though during a Michael Jackson dance competition, and he continues to resist the calls to step aside. ABC's chief national affairs correspondent Tom yomas in Richmond Virginia, and so Tom. I mean, let's get right to it. Do people think Ralph nor them has to end up resigning here, virtually every Virginia politician, Republican or democrat has unified under this cause and the causes to call on. On Ralph Northam to resign. But Ralph Northam the Virginia governor has yet to resign. He has met with his staffers. He met with them Sunday night. He met with them Monday morning. He is still meeting with them. He's not stepping aside. While I think he has come to grips with the notion that he doesn't have the authority to lead anymore and right now, I just spoke to a a congressman of fellow democrat who tells me he thinks no longer is about the scandal anymore. This is about Ralph Northerns legacy. So you think now this is more about him than about the government? I think it's more about his legacy than it is about the government. Yes. Selfish move, human move. We know that the Lieutenant governor has been waiting. He's there. He has made his statements very clear he won't call on the governor to resign. People say, whatever they. Statement. Decisions in the best interests of the Commonwealth, but Lieutenant governor Fairfax, I is definitely ready to take over and you can tell that in the statement said he has said well, and so you've got this bipartisan outrage, then Republicans control the house of delegates, but there's certainly enough Democrats that want north amount if he doesn't step down like I is impeachment on the table. What are the other options? You know, the speaker of the house of delegates said that he he does not wanna go down that route because of the the constitution Virginian. The constitution says, you know, it has to be a mental health issue or a physical health issue for impeachment to go through. So they don't want to go down that route namely because the Virginia voters voted for him. And they don't want to overturn election. That being said the constitution is very clear that if there is a vacancy in the gov- Lieutenant governor steps up, and if there's a vacancy with Lieutenant governor that it's the attorney general who needs to step up. So, you know, we could be at this for a few days if not a few weeks, but if you think he is in that yearbook photo, then that would mean as of right now, he's not telling the truth, Tom in Virginia. Thanks for staying on top of this. Thank you, Brad. And one last thing the deadline is looming. If a deal isn't done in just seventy two days, we could crush out even in Britain. No one quite knows what's going to happen on March twenty ninth. And according to recent reports in London Buckingham Palace has a plan already to go. If things get real ugly, including getting the Queen out of the country of necessary, and these reports of a quick cet. Yes, they're calling a quick sit. And don't blame me for that. They seem farfetched right? From where the king and Queen wish outing the Royal chapel was struck tanning through the roof, the bum compete directly old and ho twenty tons of debris into the basement the Royal family status Buckingham Palace during World War Two win bombs raining down. Just like the secret service the royals have extrication planes. They go back decades doesn't mean they're expecting to need them. But all this does speak to the very real concerns sweeping across Britain right now. You remember why two k it's like that. No one quite knew what was going to happen. So everyone just got more and more nervous ahead of the deadline people over put it stockpiling groceries and medicine, they might need. If your car is not made in Britain people think maybe now's the time to go. Get that spare-part in case. There's no imports. There's still a lot of steps between right now and civil unrest deadlines could get pushed back there could be new votes. Just don't look to the Queen for help. She's legally not allowed to take sides in this. But if you need reassurance, call her she'll be at home. Guess what you guys we are going on the road this evening. That's right. A special edition of start here from the capital is coming your way tomorrow, we're super psyched, we will have all the highlights and analysis you need to start your day. Of course, ABC will carry the speech of live starting tonight at nine pm eastern on ABC, news dot com or the news app. I'm Brad milkey. See tomorrow. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast.
AP Headline News Feb 01 2019 19:00 (EST)
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NPR News: 02-02-2019 11PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now available on every major platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim Hogg Virginia. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are both calling for governor Ralph Northerns resignation in the wake of a racist photo controversy. Great Carper with member station. W C E says the scandal could complicate state elections in November things we're looking good for Virginia. Democrats before this week a recent federal court ruling redrew number of house districts in their favor and a retirement was boosting their chances of retaking the Senate Rachel bid coffers a political analyst at Christopher Newport university. She says Northerns refusal to resign could change all that this complicates their electoral prospects dramatically. So I would assume that he'll begin to realize that his presence v comes a drag on the entire democratic already. Been offer says Democrats would do much better in November if Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, a young popular African American lawyer were. Take over the executive mansion for NPR news. I'm Craig corpora in Richmond. Russia is joining the US and withdrawing from the NF treaty that bans short and intermediate range weapons as NPR's. Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Kremlin contends the US long ago decided to exit the agreement even before the announcement Kremlin spokesman Dmitry peskov express, certainty the US would withdraw from the IMF treaty. Seeing Trump administration was unwilling to listen to arguments that brushes actually incompliance. The Kremlin has said it won't respond to American ultimatums and at the end of the IMF treaty could cause a new arms race in Europe. And peers Lucian Kim reporting voters, go to the polls, and they'll Salvador on Sunday as Marie Martin reports. They'll be electing a new president in a country where poverty corruption gangs and migration our top voter concerns. Cindy selection marks the fifth presidential contests since the NFL Salvador's, bloody civil war twenty five years ago since then. Have come from either the right wing party or the left wing FM Molin an outgrowth of the guerrilla movement. But this time the front runner is thirty seven year old naive. We'll kill a former mayor of San Salvador who's nut running with either of those parties bouquets been talking a lot about getting rid of corruption in a country were both major parties have been tainted by graft. However, analysts note that none of the major candidates have said much about some other issues important to voters, including migration, and gangs, which have become an important political force in a Salvador for NPR news, I'm Martin despite this week's extreme cold members of Punxsutawney Phil's inner circle contend that spring is coming early and Lurs for Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog claim he didn't see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday, but national weather service records over the past decade indicate that fills predictions are only right about forty percent of the time. This is NPR news. On sunday. Pope Francis will become the first leader of the Catholic church to set foot on the Arabian peninsula. The cradle of Islam as NPR's, Sylvia. Poggioli reports he will visit the United Arab Emirates a country striving to be a model of religious tolerance in a video message. Pope Francis, hailed the Emirates as a model for coexistence and human fraternity a meeting point of different civilizations cultures. We won't throw a place where people find a safe place to work live freely. Edward differences are expected in what will be a landmark in the Arabian peninsula. The pope has been allowed to celebrate an outdoor mass that's expected to draw one hundred thirty five thousand Catholics mostly migrant workers from Asia Francis will also attend an interreligious event as part of what the UAE has branded its year of tolerance while there's more religious freedom in the UAE than in neighboring Saudi Arabia, where only Islam is allowed non Muslims. Are still advised to keep a low profile so via Jolie NPR news, Rome. Another powerful storm battered California on Saturday shutting he highways after water and mud rushed in the lanes from wildfire. Burn areas. Thousands of residents are under a vacuum. Orders amid flash flood warnings in southern California in Malibu officials temporarily closed Pacific Coast Highway and many other roadways after mud flowed into the travel ends the storm system brought more than four inches of rain at lower elevations and several feet of snow in the mountains where white out conditions closed roads. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington.
AP Headline News Feb 06 2019 12:00 (EST)
"Space some regions are vast empty other areas we call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars credit through February tenth at the container store, where space comes from who wears music coming from cases possible. After years have been rolled up within an inch of my life. I'm free receipts of a mind of their own go, paperless and manager travel expenses online with my taxi business, make the smarter choice of mytalk taxi dot com. AP radio news. I'm Ed Donahue. President Trump talked last night about bipartisanship during the state of the union address on the Senate floor majority leader Mitch McConnell said today bipartisanship is the way to go for serious about advancing main info policy this basic requirement will remain the same good faith efforts between a democrat controlled house in a Republican controlled Senate and President Trump's administration state of the union address did not impress the chair of the House Democratic caucus. Akeem Jeffrey's best thing that can be said about the president's speech is that it's over. Jeffrey says Democrats will take advantage of having the majority in the house Trump has left the building. And now we can get back to doing the business of fighting for the people last night, the president called on Washington to cast aside revenge, resistance and retribution an end ridiculous partisan investigations a scandal. Is deepening in the state of Virginia. I it was a racist photo on governor Ralph Northerns medical school yearbook page from nineteen Eighty-four. And now the attorney general in Virginia. Mark herring has admitted wearing Brown makeup and a wig in one thousand nine hundred eighty to look like a black rapper during a party at an undergraduate as an undergraduate at the university of Virginia the US is getting troops out of Syria. But secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is telling allies the focus on the Islamic state group remains a fight is one that we will continue to wage alongside of you. The drought. Enter fruit is essentially a tactical change. It is not a change in the mission. Meantime, a Taliban official says the US has promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April. But the US military said it has received no orders to begin packing up. The house intelligence committee is postponed closed door testimony from President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, it has been postponed to the end of the month. This is AP radio news, the founder of Craigslist is donating fifteen million dollars for journalism ethics new Mark says he'll give ten million dollars to Columbia University in five million to the Poynter institute Columbia, which has one of the top graduate journalism programs in the country will use the money to establish the Craig Newmark center for journalism ethics and security pointer will use the funding to offer additional journalism ethics training Newmark says since the two thousand sixteen election he has been concerned about attacks. On the press and the trust of citizens in the institution. He calls a trustworthy press the immune system of democracy. I'm Mike Kemp. The Duval Washington police department fo posted a Facebook video of officers responding to a report of suspicious characters in a park armed with. What were described as improvise projectiles made out of fluffy snow? The department was having fun with some local young people during a rare snowstorm. I'm Ed Donahue, AP radio. News space, some regions of vast and empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from music coming from space. Some regions of fast and empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars in credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from music coming from.
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"Coming up on five minute Nimes. Virginia Rejects Assault Weapons Ban Bill. Uk grapples with severe floods storm. Death toll rises to three and Jeff bezos pledges. Ten Billion Dollars to save the environment. It's Tuesday February eighteenth. I'm Anthony Davis Virginia Governor. Ralph northerns push to ban. The sale of assault. Weapons failed yesterday after some of his fellow. Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the State Crime Commission to study the issue an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun. Rights advocates four. Moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday's committee votes rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms including Popular Aaagh fifteen style rifles and banned the possession of magazines the hold more than twelve rounds. Virginia is the current epicenter of the country's heated debate over guns as a new democratic majority seeks to enact strict new limits but gun owners especially in rural communities of pushed back hard and more than one hundred counties cities and towns have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries vowing to oppose any new unconstitutional restrictions on guns. The proposed assault weapon ban has received the most opposition gun owners have accused the governor and others of wanting to confiscate commonly owned guns and accessories from Laura abiding gun owners northern and his allies have said repeatedly they do not want to confiscate guns but argued that banning new sales of assault weapons and high capacity magazines would help prevent mass murders an estimated eight million a our style. Guns have been sold since they were introduced to the public in the nineteen sixties. The Senate has now rejected. Three of the Governor's eight gun control measures a study. Compared the number of people hurt or killed in two hundred and forty eight active shooter incidents from two thousand through twenty seventeen using FBI data. They found about a quarter of all those shootings involved such weapons whereas the rest involved handguns shotguns. A non semi automatic rifles in total. These shootings wounded almost nine hundred people and killed more than seven hundred. The analysis found a shooting involving a semiautomatic rifle was associated on average with five injuries versus three. If a different kind of gun was used. Similarly the presence of the semiautomatic rifle was associated with four deaths instead of to Britain issued. Severe Flood Warnings yesterday advising of life threatening danger after storm. Dentist dumped week's worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the flood waters. The storms third confirmed victim to the East Dennis Gale Force winds also left nine people injured in Germany as their vehicles crashed into broken trees littering roads and train tracks flooding and power. Outages were reported elsewhere in northern Europe by Monday evening. Britain's environmental agency issued seven. Severe flood warnings in the central English counties of Hoffa. Cheer Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Some four hundred eighty flood warnings and alerts were issued across England on Monday. The highest number on record the agency said the weather system brought winds of more than ninety miles an hour and up to six inches of rain to Britain over the weekend. Some told stories of fleeing for their lives. Britain's environment secretary said climate change was making extreme weather events more common. Jeff Bezos the Amazon founder and Washington. Post owner announced yesterday that he was donating ten billion dollars to save the Earth's environment barely a month after it was revealed Amazon. Threaten to fire employees. Who spoke out about the company's role in the climate crisis? The new Bezos Fund will start distributing the money this summer the multi-billionaire said in an instagram post. To his one point four million followers the announcement appears to contradict Amazon's actions towards employees speaking publicly about the climate crisis basis. The world's richest man with a personal net worth of one hundred thirty billion dollars according to Forbes has clashed with US President Donald Trump a frequent climate change denier on many occasions notably after the US withdrew from the Paris. Climate Agreement. Anybody today who is not acknowledging that climate change is real that we humans are affecting the planet in a very significant and dangerous way. Those people are not being reasonable. Bazo said last month you can subscribe to five minute. News with your preferred podcast. App asked Your Smart Speaker or enable five minute news. Is Your Amazon Alexa. Flash BRIEFING SCALE VISIT US online at five minute. Dot News five minute. News is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering unbiased verified and truthful World News daily.
NPR News: 02-06-2019 11PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump says the US military and its allies are very close to driving ISIS from Iraq and Syria. NPR's Aisha Rosco has more speaking at a State Department event for the global coalition to defeat ISIS. Trump said US forces have retaken more than twenty thousand square miles of land over the past two years. It should be formally announced sometime probably next week that we will have a one hundred percent of the caliphate. But I want to wait for the official word. I want to say too early. Trump had said that ISIS was completely defeated in Syria. But he's backed away from that assertion recently. Why ISIS has lost nearly all of its territory. The Pentagon has estimated the group still has as many as thirty thousand members in Iraq and Syria. Aisha Rasco NPR news, the White House days before officially launching her democratic presidential campaign, Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren is publicly apologizing for listing herself as an American Indian on her nineteen Eighty-six registration for the Texas State bar more. And his also not ruling out the possibility that she made the same declaration on other documents saying ital-, she saw herself this is who I grew up believing with my brothers. This is our family story. But as I said, it's important to note, I'm not a try to citizen. And I should have been more. Just more mindful of the distinction with tribal citizenship and tribal sovereignty. A spokeswoman says Warren apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee nation for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty tribal citizenship and for the harm it caused day. After a Alabama's attorney general clear to police officer in a fatal thanksgiving shooting officials in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover say they'll conduct their own probe. Sherrel Wheeler Stewart of member station. H reports that the new probe centers on whether the officers followed policy, according to the Alabama attorney general's report the officer believed emancipate Bradford junior had fired shots and wounded others at a crowded mall on thanksgiving. But the report also raises questions about whether the officer sufficiently warned him before opening fire officials later said Braford wasn't the shooter. The attorney general's office also released a video from the incident who premier Frank brocade says the city. Review process isn't over. We'll look at how we handle everything across the board. And when we see places that we need to improve certainly we want to do that. The did not give the identity of the officer involved in the shooting. He did say the city would defend him in any civil lawsuits connected to the incident for NPR news. I'm Sherrel Wheeler Stewart in Birmingham and from Washington. You're listening to NPR news. Virginia's attorney general call Racine is stepping down as co chair of a national association of his peers after admitting that he wore black face at a college party receives revelation comes amid controversy over a photo on governor Ralph Northerns medical school yearbook page showing someone in black face and another individual wearing a Klan robe. Meanwhile, Virginia's Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax is rejecting California woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in a Boston hotel room during the two thousand four democratic national convention the boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Boutin a- has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering. Paul Erickson has pleaded not guilty to the charges which are not related to the case against booty. No NPR's Carrie Johnson explains. A judge released Paul Erickson on bond after an initial court appearance in South Dakota. A grand jury charged him with eleven felony counts over his personal business dealings. Prosecutors say. Eriksson lied to investors in enriched himself. Ericsson is come to national attention for his relationship with a Russian woman who pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent the charges in South Dakota do not cover his interactions with Russians. Authorities in Washington DC had been investigating those allegations. Carrie Johnson NPR news Washington on Wall Street stocks close lightly lower following the release of mixed corporate earnings reports the Dow Jones industrials lost twenty one points. The NASDAQ composite index fell twenty six and the s&p five hundred six points lower. I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 06-01-2019 6AM ET
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly Dulles dot com slash fast. Live from NPR news in Washington on trial. Snyder police are not speculating on a motive for yesterday's mass shooting at a public utility center in Virginia Beach impure, Serra, mccamman, reports a gunman killed at least twelve people and injured several others before dying in a shootout. With police officers governor Ralph Northerns that this is a horrific day for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and expressed his deepest condolences and prayers for the families of those who left home and will not return. SE put along with him were a local congresswoman, Elaine, Luria, and the city's mayor and police chief, the police chief says now a dozen victims in this mass shooting. In addition to the shooter who was killed by police during an exchange of fire that he described as a long gun battle between the shooter and officers. Chief Jim Cervera said, quote, I have a number of officers who are processing through what could best be described as a war zone. Severe describes the suspect as disgruntled. He says the thirties, know who he is. But are not ready to name him publicly, and even then will only do so once surveyor says a focus now should be on the dignity and respect for the victims and their families. President Trump weighing in on the political crisis in Britain ahead of his state, visit their next week, the BBC's Jessica Parker reports at Trump has told a British newspaper his preferences in the race to lead the conservative party, a characteristic, defiance of diplomatic convention. President Trump has waited right into the debate about who should succeed to resume as prime minister in an interview with the sun. He says that the former foreign secretary Boris Johnson would be excellent that he is a good guy and a talented person. He will say says he likes another contender Jeremy hunt, but he's less warm about Michael gov, suggesting that the environment secretary was wrong to apparently, describe the president's approach to Iran. Ah sabre-rattling to Missouri now where the state's sole remaining clinic that provides. Abortion will remain open, for now the Saint Louis Planned Parenthood clinics license had been set to expire midnight, but a Saint Louis publicradio Sarah phantom reports, a Circuit, Judge has granted a temporary restraining order. That keeps it in place state didn't for new, the clinics annual license after several physicians who worked there declined to be interviewed as part of a state inspection, planned Parenthood's, lawyers say the physician feared prosecution and estate with restrictive abortion laws. The clinic's medical director David Eisenberg says in granting this motion the court sent the state a message that abortion is legal and access is necessary, your department of health and senior services is supposed to promote and protect the hell of Missouri's forcing them to leave the state for routine care is the exact opposite of that mission. The judge will consider planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction next week for NPR news. I'm Sarah phantom in Saint Louis, and you're listening to NPR news. Lawmakers in the West Virginia Senate are set to consider a long sweeping and controversial education, Bill today. They missed it of West Virginia, public broadcasting reports teachers and other school employees are planning to be at the state capital in Charleston to rally against the proposal, the Republican led West Virginia, Senate is hoping to quickly pass a one hundred and forty four page Bill that would overhaul the state's public education system, a draft version of the measure ties teacher and service personnel, pay raises to charter schools, the withholding of pay during a strike in a change in how layoffs would be considered West Virginia educators, went on a two day strike earlier this year, they successfully rallied against Bill with many of the same provisions with classes now out for the summer union leaders say they will be back again to try to stop what they call tax on public education, US education secretary Betsy DeVos tweeted Friday morning, her support of Republican lawmakers and their push for school choice proposals like charter schools. For NPR news. I'm Dave missed each in Charleston West Virginia acting Defense Secretary, Patrick Shanahan, speaking out on China Shanahan has told an annual security conference in Singapore this weekend at the US will no longer tiptoe around Chinese behavior. In Asia, the speech was Shanahan's, first major once taking over at the Pentagon, January pope Francis in Romania today, tens of thousands on hand as he visited one of the country's most famous shrines on the second day of his trip. It's been raining in Romania, the bad weather forced supposed to change his travel plans, instead of taking a helicopter to the shrine and Transylvania the pope had to take a three hour car trips to the mountains to get there. I'm Dr Snyder NPR news.
NPR News: 02-05-2020 6AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. President trump delivered his State of the Union address. Tuesday night he bestowed the medal of Honor on conservative talk. Show host rush rush limbaugh and honored a Tuskegee airman before starting trump ignored house speaker. Nancy Pelosi's offered handshake at the end of trump's address Pelosi tore. We're up a copy of his speech. The president used much of his address to highlight. US economic gains NPR's Scott reports trump boasted of strong growth in both jobs and wages. President trump. Touted what he called the great American comeback though he managed to exaggerate both the strength of the economy today and its weakness when he took office. We're moving forward. At a pace. That was unimaginable just a short time ago and we are never ever going back in fact economic growth slowed last year to two point. Three percent exactly matching the average pace over the last decade employment growth was strong. During trump's I thirty five months in office but it was even stronger in the previous thirty five months the path the economy since trump took office looks less like a comeback continuation of an earlier trend. Scott horsely asleep. NPR News Washington presidential candidate Bernie Sanders immediately criticized trump over his economic claims. No president trump. This this is not the strongest economy we've ever had. When eighty seven million Americans are uninsured or underinsured and millions of Americans have lost their health insurance? Sanders was in New Hampshire ahead of that state's primary next Tuesday. Meanwhile the Iowa the Democratic Party has released partial results. From its caucuses Monday night sanders is neck and neck with former South Bend. Indiana Mayor Pete Buddha Judge Senator Senator Elizabeth. Warren is in third place followed by former vice president. Joe Biden China says the number of confirmed corona virus cases continues to to climb. There are more than twenty four thousand cases and nearly five hundred deaths. NPR's Chang reports that many Chinese cities have now adopted too strict policies in order to contain the disease. The coastal city of Win Joe is known for its bustling markets. Many witter run by small business owners from Hun now with over three hundred sixty people diagnosed with the corona virus the window government announce a slate of policies aimed at preventing the further spread of the disease. For instance. Each household could only send one person every two days to purchase groceries and any activity unrelated to seeking medical treatment or providing. Public Services is strongly discouraged strict for policies like the ones and wind chill are now widely endorsed by a dozen local governments across China but looking ahead to early next week when work is set to resume for most people officials may have to come up with new measures to accommodate their citizens Amy Chang. NPR News. Beijing you're listening to NPR. News from Washington some Merlin voters in the Baltimore area held a primary Tuesday to choose candidates to run for the seat of late Democratic Congressman. Elijah Cummings in the states. Seventh district tricked democratic. Voters picked former congressman. Kwesi may who held the seat before Cummings. Republicans shows Kimberly classic the general election and his in April Democrats in the Virginia State legislature are moving forward with gun control measures despite a big show of opposition last month at a rally in Richmond. NPR's Giles Snyder has more Virginia governor. Ralph northerns proposals or seeing more success than they did last year when he called a special session following the mass shooting in Virginia Beach back then. Republicans blocked his proposals but now Democrats control both of Virginia House of delegates and the State Senate and both chambers have passed ask some of his proposals include once a month limit on handgun purchases universal background checks and a Red Flag Law Aban on the popular. Ar Fifteen style L. rifle faces a more uncertain future and this week. The State Senate Judiciary Committee blocked a bill intended to keep loaded unsecured firearms out of the hands of children to Democrats joined with Republicans may concerns. It would unfairly punish gun owners Royal Snyder. NPR News today is the Victory Parade for the Super Bowl winning in Kansas City chiefs the team came from behind to win the NFL championship game against San Francisco last Sunday. But there's a winter weather advisory posted for the region today. Still hundreds of thousands of Kansas City fans are expected to turn out. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R. News.
NPR News: 02-03-2019 5PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now available on every major platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine herbs. Lawmakers in Virginia are meeting today to discuss the state's budget, but an ongoing scandal involving racist photos from governor Ralph Northerns medical school yearbook page loomed large over their work. Ben pave your for member station. W C has more from Richmond. North of now denies that. He was one of two men dressed in racist costumes, but nearly all elected officials in the state are calling for his resignation, including senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner the state legislatures democratic caucus is meeting to discuss the budget, but delegate Mark sickles. Who says he's friends with north on says, the governor scandal will probably also come up. I think that there is enormous pressure coming down on him right now. I'm not sure we need to provide any more, frankly, north them has not made any public statements since the press conference on Saturday. His spokeswoman says he attended his hometown church on Sunday morning at the eastern shore before returning to Richmond for NPR news. I'm been pave yer in Richmond. Meanwhile, his alma mater eastern Virginia medical school says in light of the racist photos. It is launching an external investigation into all past yearbooks. The school says the investigating panel will be diverse but Francis has arrived in the United Arab Emirates becoming the first pope in history to set foot on the Arabian, peninsula, and pier. Silvio Pohjola reports before his departure from Rome Francis spoke of the war in Yemen that the UAE is waging alongside Saudi Arabia against the Iran supported Hootie movement while in the UAE the pope will attended interreligious meeting. And will celebrate a mass that's likely to be the biggest public display of Christian worship in the Islamic heartland. There has been much speculation whether during the visit the pope would address the years long conflict in Yemen. He did. So just before his departure in his Sunday message from Saint Peter's Square Francis said he's following the world's worst humanitarian crisis with great, concern and urges. All sides to ensure food and aid reach those who are suffering. Adding there are children who are hungry thirsty who lack medicines at who are in danger of death. So people Jolie NPR news Abu Dhabi a European Union deadline on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as drying near with no sign. It will be heated Teri Schultz reports. And e you lead international contact group is due to meet Thursday to try to deescalate the crisis. Nikola doodo maintains he's the legitimately elected president of Venezuela and won't step aside for his rival parliamentary leader one Guido to take power until a new vote is held. But at midnight Caracas time, if my doodle hasn't relented eighty you governments will join the US and others in recognizing do as Venezuela's president, the twelve nation, contact group made up of e you and Latin American countries has given it self ninety days to organize a new presidential election. Teri Schultz reporting. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. At Super Bowl fifty three in Atlanta tonight. The New England Patriots are slight favorites over the Los Angeles. Rams NPR's Don Goldman reports the two franchises the played for the championship seventeen years ago at the start of the patriots current dynasty v played in the two thousand two Super Bowl when the Rams were the Saint Louis Rams including that game. One by New England today is the ninth Super Bowl for the patriots in the Bill Belichick Tom Brady era the coach and quarterback have led their team to five Super Bowl wins. They're favored by two and a half points to win a sixth today. It'll be a challenge against a powerful Los Angeles Rams team packed with talented players on offense defense and special teams. The Rams have versatile and devastating offense of attack. Fuelled by the inventive play calling of thirty three year old head coach, Sean McVeigh. Still New England's offense is top. Statistically in this postseason. Led by Brady's passing and rookie running back Sony. Michelle. Tom Goldman NPR news at the weekend box office. This superhero thriller glass held onto the top spot for the third week in a row bringing in an estimated nine million dollars in ticket sales. And that brings its domestic earnings to eighty eight million dollars in second place. S T X is the upside with eight million dollars in its fourth week and the weekends only. Big newcomer, miss Bala landed in third place with six million dollars, the remake of a twenty eleven Mexican film was made for ported fifteen million dollars aquaman fell to fourth place coming in with four million. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 02-03-2019 8PM ET
"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine Herbst. Lawmakers in Virginia are meeting today to discuss the state's budget, but an ongoing scandal involving a racist photo from governor Ralph Northerns medical school yearbook page loomed large over their work. Ben pave your from member station. W C V has more from Richmond. Northbound denies that. He was one of two men dressed in racist costumes, but nearly all elected officials in the state are calling for his resignation, including senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner the state legislatures democratic caucus is meeting to discuss the budget, but delegate Mark sickles. Who says he's friends with north on says, the governor scandal will probably also come up. I think that there is enormous pressure coming down on him right now. I'm not sure we need to provide any more frankly north. Mhm has not made any public statement since a press conference on Saturday. His spokeswoman says he attended his hometown church on Sunday morning at the eastern shore before returning to Richmond for NPR news. I'm been pave you're in Richmond in New York, a federal detention center in Berkeley has been without power for over a week now and only recently has he'd been restored from member station WNYC in New York, Stephen Nessin has more. That's the sound of inmates at the metropolitan detention center. Smacking the glass windows outside dozens of protesters and family members communicate to the inmates through a megaphone and loudspeakers dozens of them rushed inside Sunday. And we're repelled with pepper spray. Von Murchison was one of them. She came to check on her son and says she can't believe power has been out for over a week. How would that we live in that world country, whereas the president on this? He's wind about the long issue when I think he on this everybody in Nasr, not guilty. And even if they weren't guilty that human being the warden told officials he expects power to return by Monday afternoon. Elected officials are calling for a federal investigation into conditions at the jail for NPR news. I'm Steven Nessin in New York. A European Union deadline on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is drawing near with no sign. It will be heated Teri Schultz reports. And e you lead international contact group is due to meet Thursday to try. To deescalate the crisis. Nikola doodo maintains he's Bill legitimately elected, president of Venezuela and won't step aside for his rival parliamentary leader one Guido to take power until a new vote is held. But at midnight Caracas time if muddle hasn't relented eighty you governments will join the US and others in recognizing do as Venezuela's president, the twelve nation context group made up of e you and Latin American countries has given it self ninety days to organize a new presidential election. Teri Schultz reporting from Brussels in California, Orange County. Fire officials say two people are dead. Several others are injured after a small plane crashed into a neighborhood today. Sending homes on fire and scanning drew Brees across several houses. The cause of the crash isn't known. You're listening to NPR news. The special l'envoi for North Korea is in Seoul for talks with both north and South Korean officials. This ahead of a second summit planned later this month between President Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong own Francis has arrived in the United Arab Emirates becoming the first pope in history to set foot on the Arabian, peninsula, and pier. Silvio Pohjola reports before his departure from Rome, the poke spoke of the war in Yemen that the U A W R UAE rather is waging alongside Saudi Arabia against the Iran supported who the movement while in the UAE the pope will attended into religious meeting. And will celebrate a mass that's likely to be the biggest public display of Christian worship in the Islamic heartland. There has been much speculation whether during the visit the pope would address the years long conflict in Yemen. He did. So just before his departure in his Sunday message from Saint Peter's Square Francis said he's following the world's worst humanitarian crisis with great concern. Turn and urges all sides to ensure food and aid reached those who are suffering adding there are children who are hungry thirsty who lack medicines at who are in danger of death Soviet Pohjola. NPR news Abu Dhabi in Germany groundstaff at Hamburg airport could walk off the job early tomorrow morning over pay the German news agency DPA says a labor union is calling for the strike demanding a raise for the nearly one thousand ground staff at the airport. That includes luggage handlers. The international airports has passengers should plan for delays. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news in Washington.
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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman President. Trump's impeachment trial has opened in the Senate Chief Justice John Roberts and most senators have been sworn in. NPR's Jim Newman. Reports opening. Statements are set for Tuesday. The Senate has issued a formal summons to the president to notify him of their trial and the charges against him. Trump's legal team is likely to respond this weekend. Trump faces two charges after the House voted to impeach him. Last month allegedly abusing his presidential power or by withholding military aid from Ukraine in order to pressure that country to investigate a political rival and the president is charged with obstructing Congress's subsequent investigation allegation. House Speaker Nancy. Pelosi pushed the impeachment process forward after a new government watchdog report yesterday found that the trump administration violated a a budget law genuine. NPR News Washington. The articles of impeachment accused President trump of abusing his office by pressuring Ukraine's President to investigate Joe Biden and his son. Another figure has emerged in the Ukraine affair. The FBI has Robert Hyde candidate for Congress in Connecticut and and trump donor this week house. Investigators released documents. That hide sent to Rudy. Giuliani associate. Live parnasse these suggests that Hyde it was monitoring the former. US Ambassador to Ukraine hide. Later said he was joking in his first Friday prayer sermon in eight years. Iran's Iran's supreme leader says Germany France and Britain our enemies who cannot be trusted. NPR's Peter Kenyon says the remarks come after a move by the three countries involved involved in the nuclear deal with Iran. The three European signatories to the deal invoked. It's dispute resolution mechanism in the wake of a series of violations of the deal by Iran Iran. Tehran said the violations were in response to President. Trump's move to pull the US out of the deal and return to sanctioning wrong. I told the Alabama also said the. US I said failed in its efforts to pressure Iran and divide it from its neighbour Iraq. NPR's Peter Kenyon Reporting Florida. Supreme Court has issued an advisory opinion again. It affirms a State Law that says if people convicted of felonies want to vote they must first serve their time and pay all of their fines for member station station wwl. RN Danny Rivera reports. Up to eight hundred thousand. Felons could be affected. Republican governor. Ronda sent this asked the court if the law define the word sentence accurately currently the Florida Supreme Court's ruling holds that all financial obligations including fees fines and restitution are included in someone sentence and they need to pay all obligations allegations related to their conviction before they can vote in a separate case. A federal court is looking at what happens if someone is incapable of paying the money. They owe that court says people who are genuinely unable to pay should still be able to vote for NPR news. I'm Danny Rivera in Miami this is NPR gun rights. Groups are asking the Virginia Supreme Court to Block Governor. Ralph northerns temporary ban on firearms next Monday at the Virginia. State Capitol in Richmond Gun on rights advocates are holding a rally there nor them says the state has received several credible threats of violence these include reports of potential militia attacks on the capital capital gun rights groups. Say the governor's temporary ban will make people less safe scientists and policy makers from around the world or gathering in Paris to look at managing inching wildfires in a changing climate and beers eleanor. Beardsley spoke with one of them. Colin Prentice is a professor of bias fair and climate impact at the Imperial College allege in London. He says it's ludicrous to say. Climate Change has nothing to do with increasing. Wildfires is there. A wildfire is a natural phenomenon has always been there but we know the extremely sensitive to changes in temperature so if the average temperature increases then the intensity of the extremes also increases uh-huh with apprentice says Australia has warmed one and a half degrees in the last few decades and the current fires are a combination of weather events. Superimposed does does a warmer climate. He calls it the perfect storm. Eleanor Beardsley NPR. News Paris the US military says that eleven US troops were injured in the Iranian and ballistic missile attack on US sites in Iraq last week the US military says that they're being treated for concussion symptoms. No one was killed in the attack attack. It was in retaliation for the U._S.. Killing of a top Iranian. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R.. News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. Korva Coleman Senate lawmakers have been sworn in by chief justice. John Roberts ahead of president trump's impeachment trial trial NPR's Scott Neuman says opening statements will get underway next week. The biggest question that needs to be resolved whether to call witnesses many conservatives opposed opposed that but some more moderate Republicans. Such as Maine's Susan Collins say they might favorite. NPR's Scott Neuman reporting president. Trump is accused of abusing power by pressuring Ukraine's President to announce an investigation into Joe Biden. And his son and for holding. US military aid to Ukraine. The President says he didn't do anything wrong on Thursday. The Government Accountability Office found the president. Did break the law by suspending the aid for fifty five days the White House rejects the GAO report the FBI is investigating a trump donor from Connecticut. This is in connection with the president and Ukraine Crane. NPR's Bobby Allen reports on Robert hinde hides named grabbed headlines this week when House Democrats released a new batch of documents showing text messages between him. Him and love Parnasse the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani in the exchanges. Hide who used to be in the Marines claim to have been doing surveillance on former former. US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich before trump abruptly recalled her from her post. Hide is a bombastic and pretty obscure Republican candidate for Congress even here in Connecticut. His name is widely unknown. His state's own party asked him not to run for office. After he posted some offensive and misogynistic tweets tweets now. The FBI is boring into his background Bobby Allen NPR News Simsbury Connecticut in Syria. Russia and the Syrian regime. Continue you. They're bombing campaign on. The rebel held area of at least twenty. One civilians were killed on Wednesday. That's according to the White Helmets Rescue Group Group. NPR's Lum I'll Arjan has more activists. Tell impede that the Syrian regime and its allies have dropped over one hundred fifty bombs over it live in a single day. At least two children were among those who were killed. Rescue workers say they're still pulling bodies out from under the rubble and the death. Toll could rise a new ceasefire agreements midst between Russia and Turkey which supports opposing sides in Syria. Civil war began on Sunday but violence has continued the UN says three hundred and fifty thousand. Some people have moved from it lip to areas near the Turkish border. Since December first trying to escape the bombing activists telling pr those civilians are hungry and and sleeping on the streets lemon NPR news on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than fifty three points at twenty nine thousand three hundred fifty one. One the Nasdaq is up. Nearly Twenty one points at ninety three hundred. Seventy eight the S. and P.. Five hundred is up six this is NPR. President trump has declared a major disaster area in Puerto Rico after the island has experienced hundreds of earthquakes. This comes as the federal government separately released leased more than eight billion dollars in aid. That's supposed to be for people hurt during devastating hurricanes that hammered Puerto Rico more than two years ago the former achieve of Puerto Rico's public school system has been indicted on federal corruption charges for the second time in six months. NPR's Anya cabinets reports. Julia Keller is now charged with bribery wire fraud and conspiracy. Julia Kelleher served as Puerto Rico Secretary of Education from Twenty Sixteen to Twenty nineteen eighteen after Hurricane Maria she oversaw the closure of hundreds of public schools and pushed for charter schools and voucher programs. Now she could face decades in prison. According to a federal indictment accusing her of nine counts of fraud and bribery. The includes living in a luxury apartment for several months for just one dollar the FBI also indicted Kelleher July of last year alleging a conspiracy to misdirect federal education funds to unqualified contractors with political connections on Aena Cabinets. NPR News Gun rights. Groups are asking the Virginia Supreme Court to Block Governor. Ralph northerns temporary ban on firearms next Monday at the Virginia. State Capitol in Richmond Richmond gun rights advocates are holding a rally there nor them says the state has received several credible threats of violence that includes reports of potential militia attacks ax gun rights groups. Say temporary ban will make people less safe. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R.. News in Washington.
An Honest Media Take on President Trump with Breitbarts John Nolte
"Thank you for listening to this podcast. Wine production now available on Apple podcasts podcast one spotify and anywhere else you get your podcast. Hey everybody today in the Charlie Kirk show. I have a great conversation with John Not who is one of the first employees ever at Breitbart news was hand picked by the Great Andrew Breitbart very thought provoking. Everything that he says in this episode, but I grew with most of it and I. Think you're really going to enjoy it. Email your questions freedom at Charlie. Kirk Dot. com freedom at Charlie Kirk Dot Com and thank you for supporting our program. We're putting on anywhere between ten to fourteen podcasts a week. Definitely the most productive conservative podcast out there if not all. All podcasts out there so if you guys go to Charlie, Kirk, dot, com slash support. We greatly appreciated Charlie. Kirk Dot com slash support. Thank you guys so much for listening. You'RE GONNA love this conversation. Buckle up, everybody here. We Go Charlie. What you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk on the college campus. Want you to know we are lucky to have charlie. Charlie coach, running the White House. I WANNA. Thank jollies, incredible guy, his spirit. His love of this country's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organisations ever created turning point USA, not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Hey everybody, welcome to this special episode of the Charlie. Kirk show I have with me, someone who is probably one of the most intelligent funniest individuals in the conservative movement, and really has has written brilliantly on a variety different issues. Just giving idea his twitter. You could change your twitter name. Not your twitter handle their easily. It says let's start our own Maga- Chaz so with me is John Nolte John Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Pleasure Beer. So the country is burning there is a new sovereign country in Seattle where I think we now have two people that we know of that have been killed within that Chop Chaz. SUFFERIN COUNTRY I've been looking at your twitter. Feed recently and you alongside. Many others seem pretty irritated about the direction that we are headed as a country. You knew Andrew Breitbart. You got your one of the first people that actually was at the. The beginning of kind of Breitbart news or I think it was called Big Hollywood back then and Andrew Breitbart. My goodness, we need more people like Andrew Today. Can you just give us an update of how you think things are going or not going and what you think our audience can do to to help of course correct I think overall the important thing that people should keep in mind is if this is just a cycle. And it will probably if Joe Biden wins, it will definitely come to an end. if he if you'll mind, doesn't win. I think that we're looking at a at a pretty long cycle is we went through something very similar in the sixties. And it took a while to shake itself out. In what we're going to see happen because and we've seen this before is the cities are going to get very very sad because you have the Democrats going along? With what is basically a soft on crime position I. Remember Bill Clinton got elected in nineteen ninety two. As a Democrat, who rejected the soft on crime sloughs, and that's how bad things got the Democrats. Everything that you see happening culturally everything happening. See you see happening as far as the police. It's all going to lead to disaster these terrible ideas they don't work anywhere except in the mind of the dumb Utopia, but we forget that after. We forget why New York elected Rudy Giuliani in nineteen ninety-four. They did it because the soft on crime policies proved to be disaster. And, so we're probably GonNa go through phases of urban blight where where the get very very bad and then eventually, people are going to be forced to wake up. And admit it stuff just just doesn't work, and it's making life intolerable, so one one thing I will ask though is. I actually sometimes say this is not a cycle because we're seeing things we've never seen before. People in private businesses having to take a knee just because they're white black. Only the return of black only dormitories schools like University California. I think it was UC Santa Barbara. We'll get the exact name here, but we are seeing things. We've never experienced before in our country and especially A. Predominant generation that we're trying to work towards that have bitter resentment and hatred. For everything we care about cal state Los Angeles I'm sorry and you see boulder have black only dormitories. How much of this do you think we can course correct? How much of this do you think is actually? Now just the new normal that we're going to have to live with you know white kids having to apologize for who they are. Just I'd love to hear your thoughts on that visually. It's GonNa. Shake itself out because like I said. This is such an intolerable. Way Not only for people to live like you is ready, have to watch this nonsense, but it's intolerable for the people that are demanding this kind of fealty. It's a terrible way to live. We saw very similar things. I'm not saying you're right. It's not exactly the same lack. Social Media's a lot different does good and bad thing because of the sixties and Seventies. Wigan have alternate media. We didn't have podcasts. We didn't have social media. But. You're during the sixties. Everything was so please and young people were so politicized than it was just this constant everything their music. The way they spoke, it was of nauseous it was. And, then their little brothers and sisters came of age, and they just said I really like this, so instead of listening to Bob. Dylan Joni Mitchell they grabbed led Zeppelin and they had fun and seventies were awesome. If you look at freedom. And? I do think you're going to see people just get tired. Of living like this and they're going to mature their way out of it and young people tend to reject. What the the establishment is and young people are going to reach yet. This very stifling. Less politicize everything mentality because it's exhausting. It's no fun at people like you Charlie Breitbart News. We offer free to. We offer fine. We offer that alternative. There is an alternative in America. And I think people can find that. Find, that refreshing once once we get through all of this stupidity. And the question is, when do we? When do we hit bottom? And how much damage do we have to go through? When you have a Sacramento Kings radio announcer that gets fired when he says all lives matter I mean when you have the constant digital annihilation culture. I think that is one thing culturally. That is different I mean they tried to do that? In the nineteen sixties has just. Just to your point, they didn't have the same digital mechanisms to be able to expose and boycott and create a mob swarm within a moment's notice like they do today now they can say. We want to wipe this person off the face of the earth. One of those individuals that they've tried to cancel for quite some time you wrote about this is Jerry owl junior, dear friend of mine. Runs Liberty University one of the few good colleges in our country. You wrote about kind of the how he was attacked for attacking exposing Ralph northerns racism. Can you talk about this? This is one of the most outrageous stories I've ever seen. Jerry Falwell junior doesn't like a relic governor. Ralph North on the. Virginia governor doesn't like his mandatory mass policy so what? Did. You know was put up a tweet that said if going to be forced to wear masks in so many words I'm GonNa. Wear this mask picture of black face on in what he had on the master or the picture that he put on the twitter on the tweet. Was that infamous yearbook photo? Where north of his either dressed up as a clansman or dressed up in black face in none of it is good nature. This is not a good natured anti-racism. Fail. This is a malevolent malicious stereotype. making very light of of racism, which is what you expect from Democrats at that time because Democrats were the pro segregation party that time. It was Falwell who was attacked. He was attacked for putting the photo op. Did people claim that they were re traumatized over the photo? And of course that's all B. S. and we have to remember that is all. The problem is that Falwell is a trump supporter. North, Missouri Democrat and people. Don't walk Falwell reminding people that North is racist because they're not retraumatize every time you see what happened at yours, Floyd. They're not retry me if if Falwell was a democrat. And there was some somewhere picture, a donald trump in black face, and he did the same tweet. But US DONALD TRUMP in black face and I want to make sure made clear. There's no photo donald trump black face a dave. They would love it, so it's all politics, and it's all away way to protect north them in a way to protect to attack Falwell simply because he was, he's a trump supporter. What he was doing was attacking racism. He was ridiculing racist and. They turn it around and they hit with it. It's just it's just absurd, and what it reminds me of and I know you mentioned that it does remind you the sixties, but it does remind me of the fifties other blacklisting cycle that we're going through. Only this time is from the last. We've been through this before. We've been through this before. Net lasted ten years, so it's GonNa. Be a tough slog zinc. We're GONNA. Get through, so you also wrote a piece. That says Joe Biden's rope. A dope is working brilliantly against trump What do you mean by that? And you say right now? Trump is running the stupidest and most self destructive reelection campaign in modern history. Let us have it. What do you mean by that well? I want to make clear I want to win. Swarm but Everybody when you talk about. What's happening right now? I hear this over a thousand dot, literally thousands and thousands of times on twitter. Don't believe the polls well. What People Forget is that in twenty sixteen? The national polls They were spot on the new they said trump was gonNA lose by three point three percent. Lost the popular vote by two point two percent. Two, point two points, so the national polls respond on, and he lost the popular vote by two point two points. He barely beat Hillary I. Know Him Bluer out of the in the end the Electoral College, but if you look at the vote margins and some of those states, he barely beat Hillary. Now the national polls, the average of them shows that trump is losing to bind by nine point two points and I think he is setting himself up the I. Think the election were held today or do blow our think you would be humiliated and he's in my opinion making one massive mistake after another. In not understanding that when the country is facing all these crises at what? Just one Christ Jesus bad enough that he we have three crises going right now. We have the corona virus. We have the economy and we have these nationwide riots. Instead of rising above it, instead of being steady, instead of being calm and cool. He's the same guy that he was employment was three percent he's. He's popping off on twitter cheese. He looks agitated. Everything is about trump. And I think his killing him I think one I think he's disqualified himself and I'm always reminded of George W Bush in two thousand four. I watched that election very closely. It was the first year I was unbeaten. New Media. Two Thousand Four. Iraq was go into Hell In two thousand four, the economy was slowing down in two thousand and four. The media were trying to kill Bush just as badly as they're trying to kill trump now, but Bush stayed cool. He remained calm. He stuck to his talking points a won the election and what people want from a president. When everything is going to hell, they want steadiness. They want competency, and even if you're not competent, even if your management is incompetent, they want you to. At least present yourself is competent, which is one of the reasons Andrew Komo's doing so well, because even though he totally screwed up the coronavirus New York, he presents himself Latino. Every day as someone who was in charge, who has an answer for everything again? Trump let those corona virus briefings just devolve. Devolve into these grudge matches. These endless marathons grudge matches against the media, and that's where I think. He started hurting himself. He's never recovered from that. He's temperamental. He's prickly. He's thin skinned. He's not being careful about what he treats tweets out like the guy screaming white power. And so Biden is hiding out in his basement, saying I'm the acceptable alternative and he's just letting trump punch himself out. It is very demoralizing to watch. Well. So, what concretely do you think? Trump and the trump campaign can do to course correct. There's a lot of members of the trump campaign that listened to the show and. Day They WANNA win. We all want, Donald Trump to win. And I. What what do you think that you say this is what they can do? Do you think it's personnel? Do you think it's direction? What do you think could be done to actually? Fix what's happening right now. I think the problem is trump i. don't think anyone could troll, but I would just say it's time to be boring and presidential. Get off twitter for God's sakes. GET OFF TWITTER! Nobody wants there's one hundred twenty six thousand Americans. Nobody wants to hear about you being upset with the polls. Nobody wants to hear that you're upset. Because Cable News segment, said something bad about you on Fox News. What are you doing? Spreading conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough when I'm employed. Twenty nine people are out of work. He needs to stop making everything about him. It's fine, you know. He goes to these rallies and he wants to do a rally. He wants to have fun. Fun at a rally I understand that that's fine. That's a different situation, but you do have to be president of all the people in. He just needs to be presidential he needs to. He needs to lead you know right now. He's just reacting to these. Riots instead of instead of leading assist presenting himself as the president and say here's the plan. GonNa we're GONNA protect these monuments in the in the end. The governor's at Galway restrict their funding wherever you have to do, but the first thing he needs to do. Is Get off twitter. Stop making everything about him in take very good look at the two thousand four election, because the similarities are striking, he's also. George W. Bush was up his guy. Everybody knew for years and he was up against a Democrat it. He had terrible approval ratings, but he mustered through, and I would very closely watched election, and but he he really needs to get off twitter. wrote. On BREITBART DOT COM, the left's demand for racism far exceeds the supply. I totally agree. What do you mean by that? And let's just talk about this now. Hyper focus on race in America on how the left wants us to be almost a they want us to be a very hyper racial is society where we look at people's skin color first and foremost. With the thing that that. Prompted that piece was I was watching. Ball Wallace Nascar driver bubble while SANAL SHARPTON ON TV after we discovered that. The so-called news left in his garage was not a new slept in his garage. It was tied at the end garage Paul. And I saw hawalas on TV that night, and he was still complaining, he was still claimed pretending to be the victim. Instill still using the word damaged. To reflect themselves even though summertime loop at the end of the garage garage. No one could have known he was going to be. BECAUSE THEY TAGGING LAST YEAR And that I watched Al Sharpton at MSNBC and he's Theresa well. Somebody might have seen the news and then assigned Bala to that garage. So that tells me that he might still be the victim here or someone tied at Deuce, assuming someday Baba would show up a net garage and I thought to myself. These guys are willing to make. Massive idiots of themselves just to keep this narrative alive, and it's just a reminder of how little races of there is America there is racism in America. You don't have to make up racism in America. You don't have to tell the world. The Hispanic George Zimmerman who shot trayvon. Martin is self. Defense is a white racist killer. You don't have to manufacture hands up. Don't shoot when the guy was killed. Michael Brown was killed, trying to take a police officer's gun. We've had countless hoaxes countless racial hoaxes over the past ten years over one hundred of them as documented at Breitbart, dot com, and this is the ninth noose hoax so. Tell Sharpton is plugged in I. Mean if anybody says anything insensitive. He's here about it, and he's still forced to invent nonsense, and that just tells you how racism. There is an American who was going on now. We just had two terms of the black president. Donald trump just signed colonel justice reform into law. I don't know of a single human being. I don't know even even have the cesspool that can be social media. I don't know of a single human being. Who thought what happened to George Floyd was okay. We were together on that as a country. And this is what the rioting over even though everyone in the country things will happen to George Floyd was despicable in. It just tells you there's there's no racism in this country. There's no institutional racism. There's no systemic racism. You're always. GonNa have a few racist idiots, but they're so little racism in America. They have to invent it, says a about the great country. I completely agree and I think that. We. We are actually systemically decent country. Where Systemically unraced racist, if you will I think that you have to have to go out of your way to conjure up and conjecture, you have to just create the hatred, and it's not to say that there's not it's not. They're in certain very. Related incidents, but it is not widespread. It is not sustained, and so so here's a question I have for you. Do you think that the moderate progressives and the centre-left Americans can ever put down their hatred Donald Trump and essentially wake this. Wake up to all this craziness I mean when wind is the window, the Bill Maher's the world who are starting to kind of signal of signal. This starts said this is enough and you kind of have operated in that world of Hollywood. You've kind of been in that world world where they're, they're. They're happy to advocate for all this nonsense until it actually comes for them. I mean the National Basketball Association is painting their courts black lives matter. You're you're I think the NFL says you could put things on the back of Your Jersey. That will be a social justice. Statement of the might have done that which is interesting I don't think any of that will have free Hong Kong on the back of their NBA Jersey, which I think would be the ultimate social justice statement. I get this question all the time John. I'd love to have you help on unpack this for me. When when will the left stop this this? Campaign of destruction for our country I think they never will stop there a force that must be stopped. They won't stop themselves and I. Love to get your take on that. You what you're going to see happen is the. What they're doing is what they did. The boy, scouts. So you take a a? A program like the boy scouts, which everybody loves in everybody every you know, it's just part of traditional America. In a new attack, the boy scouts because they won't accept homosexual scout masters. An which is a perfectly valid. Thing for the boy scouts not to do I. Don't WanNa Straight man. Overseeing young girls in the same way I don't want a gay man overseen young boys. It has nothing to do. With opposing or being prejudice against gay people. It just don't do that. You don't put men in that situation whether it's young boys girls depending on their sexuality, but then you you, you beat up. The boy scouts boy scouts What happens to the boy scouts, they destroy themselves because no one wants to be part of an organization is. Going to do something like that, but that's the plan. They wanted to pressure. The boy scouts into the boy scouts cage in. They destroyed themselves. So what's happening was happening will off. The radar was happening throughout. The whole country is their localities. Localities are having their little boys. Get together in their teaching OUGHTA hot, and they're teaching them how to fish in cinema national organization that the left can attack. It's just happening very organically. Organically at the local level were boys are getting together and matter showing them how to this manner showing how to do that. It's very healthy. It's it's better for Balkanize. That way is going be the same thing with sports the reason that they're going after the NFL going after the NBA is to destroy these institutions which go see is what happened during the whole Kapernick thing. The ticket sales are going to go down. Go down as cost the money in where we didn't do as Americans. We're going to be more involved in college. Sports ready get more involved in high school sports. We're just GONNA turn. Locally now, eventually, this stuff is gonNA. Wear itself out. Because people are going to get tired of it. Eventually, the people that are doing it are going to grow up a little bit. There mature a little bit of the CIGNA. We gotta make some money here. And, it's just an instead of it being a loss, you know donald trump says stop kneeling. Okay, the NFL says we're GONNA stop kneeling in the left field loss I think it's just GonNa. trickle its way out, but again like the cities that are about to be hit with urban blight. It's GonNa. Take a while. We're probably looking at a decade before. This works itself out. And so yeah, this kind of idea of when we actually think this is this is going to end is when I get all the time. People say well Charlie wins the the left going to stop destroying the country, and then that convinced they're capable of that I. think that is actually what they want. I mean they're a the force of destruction. You can look at almost any revolution. The last hundred years. It's not exactly like the leftists masters at building they are. They're quite determined at at Societal and cultural destruction, and this is of course more like the French revolution are still trying to figure themselves out all the way back in the seventeen eighty s in France, they still have I. think some revolt every other week in some ways, and they have not essential Canon that allows them to believe at first principles and. In a republic so. Other question would ask your John. which is just more broadly, I got a lot of conservatives that is to say, what can I do? What can I do to fight this? Because they feel like they're losing their country. You were you fought alongside the amazing Andrew Breitbart who made the world? As seriously, and his legacy lives on still to this day. What what can good patriots do from all across the country to help fight against this just advance of of leftist carnage everywhere we see across our country. I would i. Just tried to have perspective on it. This is a very small segment of the country. It's even a small segment of the left. and. It's just been blowing up right now by by. The media is being blown out if you look at the polls. Overwhelmingly, it's a little disturbing. At twenty five percent of people wanted to fund the police, but it's still seventy five percent don't. Right now you have the Democrats like Biden in Pelosi. They're playing in all of this because they know that they have to. But when push comes to shove I mean, are we really going to define the police and if we do? How long is that, GonNa, let so I think people just need to keep him. Don't let yourself be demoralized. Because everyone's trying to make you feel like you're outnumber right now. In honestly with with people on the left ninety seven percent of things, we have in common with them. And media devices because they focus on the things. We don't agree with, but. On our basic humanity, we a lot congress. But. Do not surrender, do not Neil. Do Not spout racist things like black lives matter be confident I mean when I lived when I was working in Hollywood, people ask me if I was a Republican. I would always say I don't like to be called. A Republican I prefer right wing extremists. Just tell them right than their. You know don't ask me. Don't ask something like, but you don't like Ann Coulter. Do love and coulter. Don't you have to be confident what you believe that you have to stand up for it? Do not them intimidate you because. Part of my persona online is belligerence, and and I'm not like that personally, but it's just you need to let these people how that you are unafraid that you believe in what you believe in and that you walk into any arena. And answer, don't back down. Don't give a little bit That's the other thing and. Online work towards it Let your opinion be known and the other thing I would strongly recommend everyone do if you live in the city, get out because things are. I've seen this before. Things are going to get bit have to get out of the city and the other thing about getting out of the city is if you live in rural America like I do. You gain some perspectives. The world is not insane. Things are not going crazy. It's only happening these Democrat run cities, and that perspective is very very helpful. At least when you turn off repeater, you put down the phone. Things are saying things are called. Things are normal and I. Think you know I didn't watch Cable News. Three years still covered the media, but I didn't watch it three years because it's so were my perspective i. Wasn't doing a good job. So it doesn't help to hate watch cable news doesn't help to think you have to be on twitter twenty, four, seven, saving the world. You know you need to get away. You need to get some perspective. I think that's that's crucial to. John Nolte was handpicked by Andrew. Breitbart, Andrew. Breitbart is an American hero, absolutely incredible. We all miss him. He actually passed away about a month before I got officially involved in the political movement when I was a senior in high school just about eight years ago. Incredible and so God bless Andrew Breitbart Breitbart News, and all the great people over there Alex. Marlowe John Not Matt. Matt Boyle Larry Sola of all of them over there doing incredible work for our country in a variety different ways. Email me your questions. Guys freedom at Charlie Kirk, dot com freedom at Charlie. Kirk Dot com type in Charlie Kirk show podcasts provider. Hit that subscribe button for those you do. That screen shot an email. The freemen Charlie Kirk Dot Com. You'll get in the running. To win a free signed copy of the magazine. Doctrine get involved with turning point USA. GO TO USA DOT COM teepee USA dot com God. Bless you guys. Thanks so much for listening toxin.
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"Hiring is paid program on six thirty wwl. This is the Tom Three show on newsradio. Six thirty WWL AV and W LAPD HE DOT com. Welcome the CAB. I guess you know Y it's not eh on your shades you know. Put the call Sean And my hat. Don't hang on the same nail. Do Know Myers can't stand to hear the same song and I don't leave the highway long in the bow. How down in that got ramsden fever and this rambling thieving? When I first heard Johnson whistle? If someone said newburgh damned the dam. Sure told you wrong. Welcome appreciate and that sounds like a little bit of Merle Haggard me absolutely. Yeah I was in one of those moods yesterday morning. Sat there my desk for two hours. Orthon didn't them and listen to borrow haggard. So it's Kinda carried over from yesterday. Okay well you could do a lot worse. I could yes. Immoral was a bad do. So yeah so I could be on Meryl's level and Start Robbin banks and road houses and things like that get thrown in jail started racketeering operation in jail. But did he do that. Oh Yeah Yeah. He was moral was a bad dude. Like I said he got got thrown in jail started gambling start hearing in jail got drunk in jail few times and then He credits johnny cash for really turning his life around. It's all johnny cash Play thank whitten when he was twenty. And that's when he decided he was going to pursue music a little bit more seriously than a life in jail which she did. Yes and we're thankful for that. All right let's start off with our scripture reading here today Philippians chapter four therefore my brethren dearly beloved and long for my joy and crown so stand fast in the Lord my dearly beloved I beseech you odious listen beseech syntax that they be of the same mind in the Lord and I entreat the also true yoke fellow helped those women which labored with me in the Gospel with Clement also with other fellow laborers whose names are in the book of Life Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice always let your moderation be known to all men the Lord is at hand be careful nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication location with Thanksgiving. Let your request be made known unto God and the Peace of God which passes all understanding. Show keep keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus finally brethren whatsoever. Things are true whatsoever. Things are honest whatsoever. Things are just just whatsoever. Things are pure whatsoever. Things are lovely whatsoever. Things are of good report if there be any virtue. If if there'd be any praise think on these things that's Philippians four well if you haven't been hiding under a rock you know that Trump launched a missile attack against Some people in Iraq and ended up killing General Awesome Sulejmani of Iran. who had been behind behind the tax on the US embassy in Iraq and head attacked and killed number of us? US servicemen over the years and trump says this is from Fox News. He says it Sola Mani was planning imminent and sinister attacks in first public remarks in his first public remarks as US Airstrike President Trump accused Iranian general question Sulejmani of planning imminent sinister attacks Friday in his first first televised remarks. Since the deadly airstrike that killed the General Baghdad's International Airport folks. Iran is always been trying to stir up trouble in the mid east and has hates America and our former administration Asian basically made a deal with them. That helped helped him significantly MM cinema billion seven in unmarked bills. Basically we took action last night to stop a war. Trump said during brief remarks at his mar-a-lago resort in Florida. We did not take action to start a war he. He made made that clear that he wanted to stop a war. Without divulging details about what led to the early morning air strike that killed Sulejmani and nine others. The president that said the United States caught the general in the act and terminated him Sola. Monte made the death of innocent people his sick passion trump added saying that what the US did yesterday should have been done a long time ago. How different is that? From the Obama Administration and John Kerry and his secretary of state who basically made a deal with Iran on to try to prop them up and and keep them going late Friday night during an event with Evangelical Supporters Orders Trump addressed the airstrike saying quantum Sulejmani has been killed and his bloody rampage is now forever gone. The killing of Sulejmani. The head of Iran's elite Kudzu force marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Tehran. Yes I'd obviously does but but you could argue that that escalation was there to begin with. They've been out Attacking tankers. I and doing all sorts of things for some time. Senior State Department officials described the killing as defensive. Defensive Strike supported by solid intelligence and claimed Sulejmani was planning imminent attacks against the United States interest in personnel in the region the official said the attacks were being planned in Iraq Syria and Lebanon and targeted. US diplomats military personnel and facilities. That has Americans they claimed hundreds of Americans could have been killed so the idea here is is i. Strike was preemptive. The officials disputed the characterization of Sulejmani death as an assassination which is against US US law instead describing it as an action taken in self defense. Meanwhile Iran has vowed harsh retaliation for the US US strike with the country's supreme leader. Ali Ali Khamenei warning. The harsh retaliation is waiting Khamenei. WHO also called Salamone? The international face of resistance declared three days of public mourning and appointed Major General S. Mail male quantity Sola. Maine's deputy replace him as head of the Quds Force senior State Department official described Sola Meinie Friday as as Iran as the Iran regimes indispensable man and claimed. His death would make it very hard for Tehran to operate as has before so trump was obviously very surgical in this strike back and hit them in such a way as to compromise their ability to do further the things because of the well just the strategic nature of off of this man Everyone in his little foreign legion is now scurrying for cover. Said one official noted that Sola the money in the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden or the only terror leaders who have tried to formulate detail plans for a mass casualty attack on US soil. The operation has also touched off a fresh partisan clash on Capitol Hill with Republicans cheering during the death of the brutal military dictate. Commander as long overdue and Democrats voicing concerns that they weren't consulted and that it could drag the US into a new Middle East conflict. Senator Tom Cotton said Republican from Arkansas said that Soleimani got what he richly deserved. Quantum Sulejmani masterminded Iran's reign of terror for decades including the deaths of hundreds of Americans. He he said tonight he got what he richly deserved. And all those American soldiers who died by his hand also got what they deserved justice. America America is now safer after. Sola money's demise Democrats meanwhile described the killing as a dangerous escalation with senator. Tim Kaine remember Tim. Kaine Remember Hill. Hillary's running mate of the guy that well her lapdog Senator Tim. Kaine Democrat of Virginia grouping it with the Iran deal pull out what is a brazen decision that makes the region less stable. CAIN called on Congress to act to stop president trump from entangling America in in yet another unnecessary war in the Middle East United States said Friday it was sending nearly three thousand more army Troops to the Middle East and urged American citizens to leave Iraq immediately. The State Department said the embassy in Baghdad which was attacked act by Iran backed militias men and their supporters earlier. This week is closed and all the consular services have been suspended and our own congressman. Andy Barr tweeted yesterday. Let me get this straight the same left wing politicians who defended the Obama Clinton inaction leading to four dead Americans in Benghazi now policies to our enemy in Iran when Donald J trump takes decisive action to eliminate an imminent threat to our embassy in Baghdad. So it's interesting It's just it's it's the discourse that we have you know you can You can have somebody that stands up for the US and our interests in office which we do now or you you can have somebody that lays down and basically gives up and that's what we have had in the past stay with us. You're listening to the Tom. DEPRE- show newsradio six thirty P October Tacoma's perfect contract and twenty nine thousand nine hundred and Syria out. 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AM At newsradio six. Thirty P that's depre- financial group at eight five nine. Two three three zero four hundred six thirty W. L. A. P. and it's a big jobs man here but I've been working man. Dang near all my live. It'll be bone work in longs to hander bid to us out. Drink my beer at Tabah sang. Thank you need a man blues. Keep Jonah Grass back on the Tom to fresh every every day we welcome John Short to the show. How are you doing how you doing? What's on your What's on your mind? Well we'll we'll try did yes he was he did get into Iran leader out. He good no so I wish to this. Don't I wish when Jason Weaver is terrible. But they didn't do it but trump did and he stood up for the US didn't he isn't easy trump to bowl I did. It was a good the first half was not good at all. It's hit us all my pillow. Just like Jay said sometimes hit it for the second half was good. That's right thirty seven zero. Make a DVD. Are we ready to gain the need to. Yeah I agree with you and sell. It ain't GonNa be Ha- uh-huh yes that'd be good. We'll be good. It'd be Missouri today. That fifteen big in in Tennessee tomorrow by ten big women's fancy ball all right they lost last Thursday. Is that combined blues out. You know what I'm saying. All right we did we lose that game so bad high because they get the highest. We don't yeah. They're number four in the country also. Yeah we need certain needs to be six two six three six ten win all right. That's hard to find in women's John Wa appreciated them happy. What trump did you hear some real? Hey you're this good ho sometime. They do pay in Montana that you heard of her no she her main songs cowboy Sweetheart Patsy Montana yes. He's four Patchy Klein. Yeah okay. We'll we'll look her up John. We appreciate it. You're great raisman. All right there's another article here. I wanted to talk about This is from the daily caller caller Where Ted Cruz Republican Senator Cruz issued a pointed response to an Obama Administration alumnus. After he suggested that killing of Iranian General Sola Mani would lead to a worse case. Scenario trump may have just started a war without congressional national debate. I really hope the worst case scenario doesn't happen but everything about this situation suggests serious escalation to come said. Ben Rhodes a former national security aide to President Barack Obama he tweeted the statement followed news that president trump order to strike against Sola Mani in response to roads. tweet crews asked if it would have been better choice to send the Iranian regime. One one point seven billion dollars in unmarked bills an apparent reference to the Obana Obama administration shipment of money to Tehran as part of its end of two thousand fifteen Iranian nuclear deal. Perhaps it would have been a better idea to send him a billion seven in unmarked bills. Dell's in pallets on planes in the dead of the night. So he could kill more Americans the junior. GOP senator from Texas wrote roads. A top screenwriter screenwriter and advisor to Obama was involved in the two thousand fifteen Iran nuclear deal which consisted of a number of US concessions in in return for the Iranian regime giving up its nuclear capabilities. Critics however pointed to manny evidence that Iran was repeatedly violating the terms of the agreement trump pulled out of the agreement altogether in two thousand eighteen. The Pentagon confirmed late Thursday that Sulejmani. WHO's blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Americans was killed by drone strike near Baghdad's airport? The strike came after iranian-backed protesters storm the US US embassy in Baghdad. On Tuesday since the end of the Obama Administration roads has remained a steadfast critic of trump. He was filmed breaking down on the night of trump's upset victory against Hillary Clinton so this Guy Ben Rhodes was Is A is a partisan Jason Hack to say the lease and a guy who cruise calls out. IRAN THREATENS AMERICA WITH THE LAWSUIT IRAN TAKE A international legal measures against us for Sola money's killing Iran. Ron Will Lounge legal measures at the international level to hold the United States accountable. So so they're now going to sue US over this Which I think is laughable when you consider what this guy did and how we basically were standing up for ourselves? It was clearly a terrorist action says Iran Iran will launch various. It's legal measures at the international level to hold America to account for Sulejmani assassination. They call it so words are just what they are. They're just words And you can You can draw your own conclusions. But I'm with trump. I believe he basically did what he felt needed to be done. And followed the trail of Of violence and oppression and Nefarious activities against you. US troops and trying to go after. US civilians stay with us. You're listening to the Tom. DEPRE- show show on newsradio. Six thirty P. 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If you're not sure about some of these things need a sounding board called a pre financial group at eight five nine two three three zero four hundred for a complimentary appointment point also. You can listen to the Tom to pre show on Saturdays at seven. AM newsradio six thirty. wwl That's depre- financial group at eight five nine nine two three three zero four hundred. The borders of Iran's top military leader in the streets of Baghdad. Today where funeral processions wins for General Qassim. Suleyman took place so Lemani killed outside Baghdad's airport from a US air strikes sparking anger and vows revenge from Iran's leader President other than trump saying that Soleimani was planning attacks against Americans ABC's Ian Panel is in Beirut Lebanon a place where if you UH officials say Soleimani was targeting. 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This is banking reimagined capital one within your world terms apply re comparison based on FDIC National Rate Capitol NA member FDIC. Six thirty. wwl Willie P wander kilos. The phone I guess see against is that we got in bad to apart at the Jones is play for fun games and boo. WHO's in I guess the most drying well well no? I drank back on the Tom to pre show back. This is from the Wall Street Journal. The killing of Sola Mani shines light on the secretive cuts force at spelled Q. U. D. S. trusted deputy is named to succeed exceed Dead Military leader preserve the regional networks. He built Iran moved too quickly quickly replaced the assassinated leader of the elite cuts force with one of his top deputies and preserve the networks cost him Sulejmani had built before a US. US Air Strike killed him early Friday morning. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed s Megani to the roles hours hours after US drone attack. General ceremonies convoy. Shortly after leaving Baghdad's international airport. The attack eliminated the main architect of Iran's on foreign forays ranging from the propping up of Lebanon Hezbollah movement to training pro Tehran militias who fought against Islamic mom extent in Iraq and Syria so surprisingly these guys were actually fighting against Isis. However the network that General Sola lamantia created will likely remain in place? Many of the allies nurtured rely on support from Tehran as much as Iran needs them to extend its influence across the Middle East as important as Sulejmani was his death won't substances the effect. Iran's regional operations said Ashok Sean Asta Var and expert on the Revolutionary Guard and associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. He proved to have both pragmatic and risk taking inclinations. It's unclear how his successors will behave or how much they will aim to emulate or depart from Sola Mancini's these approach. So it's interesting that Iran basically had so so many tentacles so many different places in their desire to control of the narrative in the Middle East and it was very strategic. And you know they were kind of like The special forces or I don't know what you'd call them but A as a special elite force that basically promoted violence throughout the Middle East. Here's a story from The election stuff That's been going on here with the Democrats PEOP- Buddha judge as Iowa and New Hampshire primaries draw near and South Benz. Boy Wonder Pete. Buddha Judd seems buoyant in the all important early state polls mayor Pete has been perpetually dogged by major issue the youngest and most activated voters in his party all seem to hate his guts. Now it's interesting to me because Mayor Buddha judge is when you look hit The left wing of influence on the Democrats. He seems to be trying to position himself. as a As as a moderate but the you're younger left-wingers are not buying it. Normally the first candidate tentatively generation can expect to why away ride a wave of youthful enthusiasm as John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton once did for the thirty-seven-year-old Buddha judge. It's been quite the opposite. The newly radicalized teen vogue invoked A CRINGE-WORTHY CLASS WARFARE PUN to declare his campaign lesson in. PD Bourgeois Politics Jacko. Ben Tribune of the Socialist Wing of the Democrat Party has developed seemingly an entire vertical focused on slamming mayor. Pete a writer for out magazine putting it in starker terms tweeted that if he had Kunas he'd run as a Republican publican against trump in the primary why is this enmity from young left wing activists toward Buddha judge so visceral role. It's true that they favor Bernie Sanders but Buddha judge comes in for a type of loathing that passes even That they hold for Sanders older rivals Joe Biden and Elizabeth. Warren and. What's interesting to me? Is the dichotomy automate that you see in the Democrat Party Between the new ultra left wingers and people like baton and like Buddha judge who are trying to basically occupied some middle ground. And and you know it. It's interesting what will happen this to me though it's It's just interesting. Well it's interesting. I'll put it that way. Let's go to something annouce here. Poll finds Americans found Clinton's offense is worse than trump when it comes to sizing up the impact to president. Trump's partisan impeachment in the house last December. It's good to look at how he stacks up with other highly criticized presidents. That's exactly clearw- pollster Jonathan Zoghbi of Zoghbi analytics did in his latest survey in it he asked voters felt that any of the last twelve presidents dating to Dwight Dwight Eisenhower committed impeachable offenses in light of the historic impeachment of President Trump House Democrats. It's interesting to think that this this moment in history will mean and how does it rate Zoghbi said in in sharing his data although most scholars argue events can't be defined or processed in historical terms for about forty to fifty years. After we thought it would be interesting to see what impeachment now means for trump so we asked survey respondents. Do you agree or disagree that each one of the following presidents committed an impeachable offense while in office he said Richard Nixon who quit over. The Watergate scandal was first at seventy one percent followed by Bill Clinton who lied about having sex with one time intern. Monica Lewinsky at sixty one. One percent trump came in third at fifty. Three percent and Barack Obama was fourth at thirty eight percent. Zoghbi noted that unlike like with other presidents the partisan divide over trump was epic. The partisan lines were drawn when it comes to the impeachment of trump. More than three quarters of Democrats mkx rats agreed he committed an impeachable offense while fifty three percent of the Republicans disagreed. This is different than Nixon or Clinton in that all all demographics including political parties thought they committed impeachable offenses the house impeach trump on a partisan vote last month claiming blaming that he needed to be immediately removed from office because he is a threat to the nation and the two thousand twenty election. And there's also talk that he was using this attack on Iran as a way of basically changing the subject and making himself self You know The wag the dog scenario This idea of just just changing and the subject through creating an attack on Iran. All right. Let's go to a break here. It is the Tom Depre- show. It's newsradio six thirty P quick. Throw Canova Richmond Creek Twenty nineteen older. Let's get it on outstanding. Welcome to twenty twenty Thanksgiving Newsradio six hundred men. 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AP At the old man come in home Beer to warn you thought you own the fall. Get rid of the grander better. Be there long though the All Burma thousands come in the ball. I've been working in a sawmill. Come all the kids got when someone back on the Tom Debris show well get this Fox. News says it Michigan Swing Voters Rip Pelosi Democrats over impeachment push a recent focus group with ten Michigan voters. Repealed potential warning reveal potential warning signs for Democrats ahead of the two two thousand and twenty election as a focus group. Roundly ripped impeachment as a waste of time folks. Look at the amount of time I'm an effort. Congress his put into impeachment and as I was saying in the last segment. This is a guy who a president who is trying to do things in the world to make the world a better place and the only thing that the Democrats have been able to do since since he's been elected is to try to pull him into this impeachment thing and it just is so clear to me. What kind of leadership I'd rather be with and that maybe must've you listeners would rather be with back to this article? The panel was comprised of people who voted for President Barack Obama in two thousand twelve and then switched parties to vote for president. Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen Michigan went went for trump over Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen by less than half a percentage point in two thousand twelve Obama carried that state by nine percentage. Did you points over then. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The focus is in the wrong direction. Not Working on policies that will help help. People said a man in the Saginaw Michigan Group conducted by the communications firm engages on December ninth the House of Representatives voted to impeach trump on December eighteenth. Why is the focus continually on trying to get rid of trump? What are you doing for us? said one woman in reaction to the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Give it up. Nancy added another man. The Michigan Focus Group seemed to find that these are folks folks who are not swing voters. They're kind of just trump voters now said Fox News. Contributor and pollster Christian soltys these focus groups are great said her guests co-founder of optimus polling Scott Transfer. It's pretty much describes probably what everyone's feeling when they watch reality show they're like look it isn't about you guys. The the people in Washington do not seem to be able to get the message that the swing voters are more concerned about bread and butter daily things and They're not as focused on impeachment and and the idea that the president needs to be removed. And it's just not getting through it. It seems to me and then we have We have Okaz Zeo Cortes. who rifts trump for ordering a hit on terrorists Sulejmani nothing but you know the Democrats can only we come up with a negative things to say Democratic New York Rep Alexandria Cossio Cortez on Friday criticised President Donald Trump for ordering the killing of Qassem Soleimani last night the president engaged in what is widely being recognized as an act of war against Iran? One that now risks the lives of millions of innocent people she wrote in a lengthy twitter threads Sulejmani was reporting reportedly planning imminent imminent attacks. That could have killed hundreds of American right now. Is the moment to decide if you are pro peace or not a cossio. Cortes added the cheerleaders of war removed from its true cost will gladly convince you. That up is down just as they did in Iraq. You know three. Oh Cossio Cortez said. Congress has a moral and legal obligation to reassert. Its power to stop this war where they didn't a war. He said he was doing it to head off having a war and protect innocent people from horrific consequences according to the US Department of Defense Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats. Okay that we know. Here's a story out of Virginia Gun. Control standoff hit heats up in Virginia as sanctuaries grow in big votes loom a battle over gun control in Virginia with national implications is heating up as the legislature prepares to vote on sweeping new restrictions and localities band together to divide them in growing numbers. Virginians turned out to debate the measures and other issues at public hearings on thirsty less than a week before the General Assembly's first legislative. You've session of two thousand and twenty both. The Virginia Citizens Defense League and gun owners of America specifically warmed about Democratic governor. Ralph northerns related budget proposal. Which directs two hundred fifty thousand for the Department of Corrections to incarcerate people as a result of new restrictions and a measure another measure included over four million dollars in eighteen authorized positions part of an apparent team that second amendment groups groups warned could be used to enforce an assault weapons ban? The new general assemblies expected to vote on bills in particular which would ban assault weapons opens. Raise the minimum age of purchase in the run-up to the session and following state elections in November a defiant protest movement has taken shape that could influence influence similar movements in other states more than one hundred cities towns and counties have passed sanctuary resolution. Resolutions meant to flout an assault assault weapons ban and other proposals. According to local outlets activists on both sides of the debate raised concerns during a hearing in Suffolk. This is not about gun safety public safety or whatever you WANNA call it. One speaker said it's about control of people based on a radical political extremist agenda. Virginia seems to be Ground Zero to me of liberals versus conservatives. It's obviously the mother the the mother of So much of American democracy is is in Virginia and The struggle goes on there in a big way and something that's gotten my attention in. Is this huge wildfire. These brushfires that are going on down in Australia. It's tragic Five hundred million animals have been killed and It doesn't show any signs of getting any better. It's it's these massive brushfires that have been taken place and the Prime Minister of Australia has gone to visit the place where it's happening and the people have jeered him him and told him You know to get lost and the fact that he's not helping the area. This article from the Wall Street Journal says Australia calls out. More troops is fire crisis. Escalates Australia called up. Three thousand thousand defense forced reserved ordered in more waterbombing planes to help fight ravaging wildfires as temperatures topped one hundred degrees degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday Prime Minister Scott Morrison also deployed the Australian Navy's largest amphibious ship the HMAS as Adelaide to support the evacuation of fire affected areas along the southeastern coast to other navy ships stationed near the town of Malla. Khuda in Victoria State attempted to rescue eleven hundred more people Saturday. This thing has just been in A terrible human tragedy. And it's just it's gone Destroyed so much acreage and Human dwellings and the Animal The animals that have died from it right. Now there's a there's a brush fire that is this is big as Manhattan. It's amazing and I was watching some of the video last night and I'm not saying this as a joke but if you never felt felt bad for the species of Koalas now I I saw the horrible thing about this happened Koalas. Yes and what what's happened happen to them and it's just terrifying. They've had to be Many of them have had to be euthanized. put down and it's just really some. I mean it looks like absolute hell. Yeah I if you had a vision of hell this go online and look and see what's going on over there there. It is absolutely tragic. Yeah it is and there are so many things that go go on in the world that we don't have any control over and this one is is one that just really is amazingly bad so they deserve our prayers and and and our the thoughts very much trying to find something else. There was an article I saw here. Here here's that that article about three fires have combined to form a single blaze bigger than the New York borough of Manhattan as Australian firefighters others battle what has been predicted to be the most catastrophic day yet in an already devastating brush fire season. The fires joined joined overnight in the region in Victoria state. Creating six thousand Hector Twenty-three Square Mile Blaze according to gipps Lands Department of Environment Land Water and Planning in neighboring New South Wales state of fire in the Walla Lindi region of the capital Sydney remains. Maine's out of control content. According to the Rural Fire Service it is burn two hundred sixty four thousand hectares of land in recent months whether conditions are deteriorating rapidly on Saturday with the county's Bureau of Media are warning that Windsor picking up and temperatures are increasing. All right stay with us. Got Mike Johnson in the House and Gary Euclid. We'll be talking about the economy. Business things of that nature newsradio six thirty W. L. A.. P. It's the Tom depre- show.
Ep 159 | The Hodgetwins Have Said 'Eff the Left'
"Yeah it's party time mom you know what time it is is always party. Time in the mothership studio twenty two. Welcome to another episode of the Chad Raiders. Show hanging out here with all the family not the least of which. Here's The guy who drives this vehicle into the cyber regions which is the puppet master Mark Tate looking all the catch with those headphones on handsome and beautiful wonderful and sexy and mark. o'meara you know. I think my mom has a crush on you. Mark you know why she likes the strong silent type. Don't say anything ruin it okay. Candy see the Queen of the opium's sitting over there keeping mark straight. She is the filter for all all things. That are my brain and every thought that I have. You know the you know. She's quiet everybody's like she's so sweet and innocent and I'm like now all the dirty stuff I think and say it comes from yes. Let me ask you a question cans. Do your parents watched the show. They do they do. Yeah I Apologize I apologize right now. MR and Mrs Ortiz forever referring to us being Ethiopia not that. There's anything wrong with Ethiopian. I love him. God bless them but I just. It's no you aren't one y'all are black Venezuelan or something not even close but you know again twenty three and me Phil let me ask you a question because I know you from somewhere down south hit your house when you wipe your buddy l.. Put it in the toilet or do you put the paper like in the corner. Those Mexican excellent restaurants. What the Hell is wrong with people down and turning all the recording devices off and we're going home Mexicans don't quit early listen to me listen to me stop wiping your ass and put it in a corner of the stall dude? If you're a Mexican I understand that. You don't have close septic systems with a lot of power down there in your country and you're used to Lupin a gallon bucket but let me tell you something here. The flushing works. Don't I can't go into a Mexican restaurant. And you know after eating a hot fired up to luke that I gotta go put it back so now wipe the Poo poo paper and put it in a corner. The style you're an American now okay. Assimilate similar assimilate this somewhere in the constitution. Itution you gotta do that. Oh Hot News Natalie. How do you wipe your Butt Front Back Back Front? You stand into it. How do you do it? I like bunch it up. Don't fold it. Yeah a little tissue carnation. Yeah I don't don't tell me that that's not clean mm-hmm clean a folded all up. No yeah you gotta get. You gotta get more surface areas for the traction Natalie. Carnation Allows House more surface area. It's like putting a sponge in your ass. Okay demonstrated stand up on the bar. I wouldn't be the first. Yeah okay so so. I made a comment on a show a couple of weeks ago about if I ever build a house I'm putting today. I'm going to get totally European right. I'm GonNa Epstein that. I should've said that. So somebody sent me a link to one of these little day deals that you hook into your waterline. It goes on your toilet. But here's the thing. Once the waterline goes to that there's no actual water in the toilet bowl so you're pooping on dry porcelain which is not good. Because I don't think people understand how much the water really hills the scent of the Poo- When you go in there and you're like thank thank God it's underwater because when he's sitting on bare white porcelain it comes back. Catch it so you would have to turn this thing on and so I thought I wouldn't mind having roses. I wouldn't mind that but I'm sure my wife does. My wife doesn't one day right and if we use the same toilet like if she happens to come in my bathroom she probably don't want to the cold blast of water dinner. Why are you you just shaking your head? Does this sound like you don't want to be everybody's hitting Paula's right now because they gotta go poop everybody in this room's gotta go poop because you here's the facts. These are just biological physiological factors. Think too right now is squeezing you baptist watching this thing. I know y'alls buttonholes or pucker. So look I I. Everybody's got to put them at any given time right. Yeah Mya. I'm confused what another day what you're party. I love obviously party. We got Chris hanging out. Chris travels with my buddies. Right here. The hajj twin's coming in here. Keith and Kevin Kevin having a key that don't even care which one you are. I mean literally. This is the first time I could say to black man yell at the same to me for third sir. I'm sure that was too easy. I appreciate you guys. I appreciate what you do. Appreciate your comedy appreciate your social media but I got questions just because I because obviously I do this thing to an and I'm always fascinated with people's methods first of all. We'll get into that in a minute. First of all. How did you get started doing it? Was It on purpose or was was it accident accident really because I'm in my very first. Will we finally came out of the closet. He was kice ideal right right. It was about to key in San Antonio. Who's wearing a magazine that got attacked butter big Mexican so Keesa? Let's do a video by man is coming neutral neutral right. He's coming news. Let's just say nobody should be attacked win. The HAND SM- ideal. It was his idea. Give them all the credit did video. Put it up on instagram. Like two hours later we lost. Like fifteen thousand really. Sounds like a great adia megahertz. Well we might as well align ourselves. Yeah but we kept doing it village because we believe in. I mean these people in Hollywood can talk the talk. We're going to use our platform for some good as well. Yeah and you guys have caught it. A A lot of folks have caught it. You know I look at friends like terrance and David David Harris and Brand tatum and these guys are obviously can't but I'm talking about guys go out and have a little fun with it. Catch it pretty hard for being one person of color to a conservative. But you guys don't come at it in an attacking way you come at it from in common sense because my videos you could send them all up with one question. I'm just going really and Y'all are doing that in a funny way playing off of each other being able to do that. But what kind of flack if you call for doing oh man I tell you what I mean. A majority of fans I've lost was was black people. Of course so I lost a lot of black fans. I lost a lot of Muslim fish. But mostly Lost a lot of black fans in our whole thing who is coming out. Conservative that was genuinely China. Help Black folks always trying to do before we did that. A comedy shows used to have a whole lot more color to it right KNOSSOS. Dan Van halen concert. What to to black people? It was four black people in my show last night. And that's to minimum woman every business. y'All three has have any of them come back though where there. They loved their pissed. But then they're back. I can think go but I'll tell you what I've had a huge impact on white liberals. Yeah a huge impact and we come from a common sense approach but being conservative is common sense those Ding Batswana left now those dudes of crates which are pushing on they actually running on all. The Democratic candidates is running on taking away your rights. Yeah They WanNa take something from you. Raise your taxes. I mean what was it. Andrew Yang tweeted. The the other day said I'm just trying to give everybody. I'm trying to keep MONDRO bankroll. I don't think you get three hundred thirty. uh-huh million people in this country aliens. He's pandering to people knew pendrey. He's not GonNa do that. You can't do that. We get all that money from thousand in dollars to work. Yeah I mean it sounds great. But who's GonNa pay came. Somebody tweeted yesterday Sunday. I saw saw the somebody tweeted and said that. If they pass reparations bill that they will allow people to identify as black and I said Oh. I'm getting paid. Yeah I definitely GONNA get on a Bar Komo tissue coronation that black hand can. Are you talking like Tanya and church. Geez they took over these Natalie. That's funny But I'm with you on that because over the years I've been attacked by anybody. That's all kind of folks be. Lmu they came after me for a while it's funny IBM just disappeared. Last Matter Day or a big joke about black people do be marching down the streets in Chicago. Oh yeah or they'd be in Tex- when I was trying to pull it black girl off life support you'll be up front of that hospital or you will be in front of planned. Parenthood Really Gable the black folks. But they're only here for one reason as to be divisive. Wasn't you got eighty five percent of planned. Parenthood facilities that are within walking distance of urban communities. I don't know exactly what their mission is still eugenics deal. Nobody says about women's health. No woman is going in and trying to get mammograms at Eh planned parenthood. Right you're not getting pap smears or you smear pap or whatever you do you. Girls are not doing that. s what they as all about women's health. No you if you you was all about just women's health. If abortion was banned you would still be embarrassed if they ban abortion planned. Parenthood is gone. Yeah you're talking about four billion dollars a year. Steve lost his hat in Ireland. Last week he had on the Houston Astros hat in at blew off in. He was walking over a bridge and a Canyon on the game of thrones tour and he took the saddest. Addis picture is a river a hundred feet down and I laughed my ass on instagram. You did cry just a little bit. That has bin- gone nothing. You could do a new Houston Astros because that cartoon caricature of you on the beer for Brunch. But he doesn't need to hack us. Look at all this hair. Look at all the here. You Got Steve. Oh man how much say you. Don't be fun Komo pavee where you get a perm like Kike Perm Komo picky for me. I'm GONNA PAY EH. Here's the deal folks capitals. That makes him as being a bit in that. Listen losing your hair sucks it sucks. It sucks how about I help you with that. Look what what you may not know. Is that the cause of your hair loss could be a hormone called D. H.. T. You losing your. DHT The older you get guys talk to you about a solution because FDA approved a a couple of different hair treatment products in the past. Help Control The D. H. T. loss which would help prevent your hair loss. The problem is that D. H. T.. 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In order gotta get trader Bo. Bergdahl back in and you got Chelsea manning and all this stuff and I'm like I wish cauda kicked his ass because binds complaining about trump saying he needs to stay out of it. So then you got Elizabeth Warren. Who I think's probably GONNA wind up being the being the candidate? But you know what's going to be funny. If impeachment thing goes to the Senate guess what she not won't be able to go campaign in Iowa because she going to be stuck on that Senate jury trying to decide whether or not to impeach. They say they don't think ahead. Like this stupid liberals or brain did the problem is that constituency is stupid. Yeah Yeah Constituents Constituents as the walking dead yeah and you Bernie Sanders. Who I think is the Third Guy GonNa die? And he's he's out Birdie will never get elected he will never get nominated. They'll the find a way to buy them off again. He'll get him before th house on a beach somewhere. You know forget global warming. These guys are buying houses on the coast. So I look at this stuff but when you you look at folks like Kamla Harris You look at folks like Cory Booker Pete Buddhism and those guys and you just pulling a ignorance in my opinion overall overall. What's your thoughts and do you have an opinion on anybody as an individual? That's running. I think they're all great. They're amazingly great. And I I agree with you and I know why you say jobs. So easy. Man Deals special like she's back telling everybody she's black now. I'm probably going to be like you shouldn't be talking. I look like a Mexican right but anyway like her her mom's from India. I'm talking Red Dot India right and her dad looks like me right now. Main Kevin we got our DNA check fifty percent black. We just made the cut right. Just made it. It's not black on a good day. She's might be about thirty percent black. She's lucky yeah and I think even her dad came amount. Sent me She's she's saying this stuff in his ain't right when your daddy says it Chris. We're your daddy comes out trying to run for president. And he said no no no no not now when one ten twenty four th came back. DNA for Elizabeth Foca hokey. Warren came back on her. I was laying there in the bed. And I thought I'm ordering me. DNA DNA test today. Because I guarantee got more in me as are ordered one I did. It came back on one hundred percent white like eastern European White White House. Stupid is Hillary yes. She is stupid trump actually cokes during the doing it I mean Dallas and she went out and did stupid SUPICCI mirror with blonde hair and blue eyes. And tell you about native American. Yeah you always notice. She's kind of leaned forward with her hand up running somewhere like she's always running late and just waving running away it's it is. It's funny to wash these folks. I'd give her Tomahawk Chop heartbeat and Nancy. Pelosi's has so many damn yes. I'm I'm going to do. A spoof. Characters National League can fake not talk about. How did you should tragedy for a how impeach the president? She's when she's talking she's got like a cough drop in well that Chan is actually her naval already already facelift. One more stretched out like she has one more facelift. She's going to be the only congressperson this person. DC wearing a goatee. She veered haired lady on the good for Arthritis Karen. Nancy okay. She's hammer do but you have been doing the Uh Uh y'all are doing the videos people ask me this all the time like are you scripted or are you just playing off each other we just turn on a camera and we feed it off of each other. Yeah we have a a brief little idea but when you get a camera on it's just whatever happens happens. Yeah all this stuff comes in here like are hear him say something is I have an idea pop on my head. We just feed off each other here. I can remember the first time I was watching videos. And you guys ashtray. Look at each other. He's always killing. Ah I told him. I said if I looked like y'all as if I had a twin I'd have somebody to spot me to work out but I got party. Fouls Steve so you just start looking like the people you hang out the exact. The hair mullet after left. I came up with that. You don't need to buy that go to shop dot blaze blaze media DOT COM F. The left it means forgive. The left is what that means. Yeah but y'all have a good time. I'm assuming you do because you can keep doing it. Yeah Yeah I mean this is fun man. I mean you get like Corbo comments on facebook. These black woman sent me this mess. You said you guys are some boot-licking uncle toms us like. What can I just bill uncle Tom? Liquor Damn boots to just the hate that we get. This is from black people in E. Coli sellouts may actually trying to help you and you call me a sellout to real sell allows your your famous. Rapper Comedian Those are sellers selling your soul to Hollywood. Yeah they're not China benefit black communities. I mean you look at every a majority of all the rappers. Their glow Arroz de Glorifying crime and violence and drugs. You look at all the movies. It's based dead. This changed the perception. What it is to be black in America and I'm trying to show you that you need to listen to both sides not tell anybody if you set down you you talk to an expert from the left in from the right nobody would ever be a Democrat because everything they say doesn't make no sense? Yeah none is is true. And that's the thing people say. Oh well you just pandering. You're just pandering pander panel. You don't be. I get accused of that as I'm trying to capitalize off of a trump presidency residency or something of that nature. No look always been conservative right always. I've I've always. I've never been registered with any political party But I've always been conservative in my thought Socially I'm probably more liberal. I don't care who you sleep with what you do I smoke. I don't care I really. It's not I don't care. I'm not a fan W. aborting babies. I'm fighting against that but late term abortions woman big fat ass in the planned parenthood and who is nine months all damn stretch marks lactate ardy swollen ankles your your blood pressure through the aisle that ankles swollen so bad go have a late term abortion you still gotta gotTa have the baby. Yeah Yeah they're not gonNA give you appeal and the baby is going to dissolve push the bay. People still still notice Selim. People's Melanin motion in starts granted. Yeah this is great now Chris. What's your thousand dollars? And and that's it is absolutely that's that's straight up murder not gonNA stand you just you just you just find somebody that you just woke up like who the fuck is this and one time I take a damn you know. Take a pail. D- Weird morning. I'll take a pill deemed nine months because his poor planning you have unprotected unprotected sex. You didn't tell Lagat pull out you didn't take the morning after pill waited. You didn't go to the doctor doctor right away with these six months ago. Some movie like songs veer check on later so yeah but to have it okay. Let's indices start feeling moving you at the prom democratic kegs like yes late-term abortions. Yeah you got around black black-faced northern that talking about okay. It's a sensitive issue between the doctor and his in his patient like everybody leaves the room and the mother and the physician. I'm like this lady is sitting up here. She's delivered a child. How do you go non months? You have carried this child. This child is barbaric and I understand because people go come at it. It's rare cases. That's going to happen but the fact that you're willing to legitimize that two or legalize that is asinine tonight. I mean that's how far and demonic thing was on the. What's the breakfast club and he was using the Bible to legitimize abortion Shen? I was like shut up your gate. You don't even have sex with women getting their periods. Now you gotta say Ralph Northern they call them what What was this nicknamed coon? coon main Kelsey knows pictures. Him black-faced Y'all got to do make a damn good looking cool. It was this magazine that looks looks like he was like like the really look transplant. A black face and I've been trying to find this picture and I can't find it this somewhere social media so you trolls go out there and find it for me but a few two years ago after they killed Osama bin Laden I went as dead Osama for Halloween to a party in a towel. Myself up dark in my my face and I met a really good bullet wound to make your Yanni's go back. Look at my Glenn Beck special wherever tended to be Glenn Beck. Lotta people saw it and thought I was actually Glenn Beck. They put me a bullet wound right here in wrapped up put on the address like Osama right and I went out and like I remember doing it. I remember what it looked like. I know pitches look like I wanna find these pictures. I don't deny Ralph northerns like well. I don't know if that's me in that picture or not. You know you know no because it took a lot of time to pull you know if you put all that on Mexico Long. It took them to recall minutes. That's why I turned down being on the blue man every day. Nine won't be the bunch of pipe homeless day. Justin Mr Trudeau. Who who who black-faced twenty five times in his life we only five of them and a little girl in a kindergarten teacher? You put black on your face ideas and it hurt people and I'm sorry for it it you put it on your hands to put this man miseration. Yeah if that was trump. Oh my magic scandal in history you can ask a question about black face and it hurts the go ahead. Meghan Kelly lack of ice. This going back. Never tell one of my friends Johnson went she is. She was a massive flava Flav Fan. This was years ago so she dresses. FLAVA flav actually met FLAVA Flav a few years showed it to them and think twice about it. He loved it he she sincerely had i. I wasn't theater. I know black face. I know what it was. But also the intent of their heart Um So just because I'm white. It's not okay so I'm asking you guys if you knew if I was a big fan and I'm asking the fifty five percent percents the both of you which is over one hundred percent together so it's okay that's right right now. You're too serious. Yes I mean are assuming you're black committee five you don't assume but I'm just asking because everybody nobody so fired up about point fingers and Hayden and I feel like it's gone over the top again now. There's an intent of hatred in there. I get it. She didn't have having intent of hatred. She really loved Flava Flav in his clock. Let me it didn't hurt. Well it did hurt her because he's like one of the black his black person I've ever seen. She probably should've started off. Low like Colin Powell's talking comedy how many rows mandate said. He looks like a skeleton wrapped in black electrocuted. Mike was done. Oh man that is to say he's under the bed black. He's gotTa wear that big clock. The only reason well black face step. That was messed up a black muscle sensitive now because Democrats have made them that way that one even though there's no intent there year just because you have it you're done you like underline whatsoever about black faces data. This went win because now like just enough I get it like you know you get what and it wasn't like that but Gucci with the black face like Hornets. Yeah that's offensive like you come near had dressed up with a strong hand like Raymond. Some I'm fine with that. I I like. I was talking about Whoopi Goldberg Man and she was like but dance jokes room like don't try to act by defendants Like come on. I think it's all about intent if they'll ted Danson who is literally one of the nicest guys in the Hollywood have bad intent and doing woman but I mean these are different times. He's going to tell junior the other day on the view. Like Oh you question my character. That'd be like our question. Your character am no problem questioning your character. Let's talk about this being a black thanks. I'm excited the welcome black rifle coffee company as our new sponsor to the podcast. I Love I love coffee and look veteran. On operated operated premium. Small batch rose to order Coffee Company for people who love America. They import only the highest quality beans from around the world. I guess what they always rose to order order so that means that when you order it then they wrote your beans Mitch guarantees you can receive the fresh coffee available. They develop their explosive roasts profiles with the same mission focus. They learned as military members. 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Because I I saw you just I probably running in the same crowd on social media and I became a fan really quickly and started following then also had a little bit of a crash. uh-huh we'll tell watch out. They wearing sweatpants. How do you feel about services nine? I personally like they have giant hat rallies. We we lost something we we need to have more skin Dan rallies turtlenecks pulled over our heads. Look good on all hit people that never use keep dot com turtleneck rallies. I'm going to do it. I don't know what will protest but we'll come up with something hey vagina hat rallies. A hard place to pick up chicks man a bit. We're we're Grand Junction Colorado. We wound up in a women's March. I was walking. We were walking and they had this this big rally down there and I was like hey girl what you doing. Angry Angry Little Elm Berggruen travels though Because y'all crisscrossing the country doing a comedy tour new and you guys just have date after date after date which is awesome and I love the success. I love that y'all have crowds. That are showing up. You having a good time doing it. Bless bless you wives. I was like go get out. No It'd be like it'd be like tagging along. Sometimes they come came here. Yeah it is like my wife. Don't WanNa go to Toledo Chicago to Vegas that kind of thing. She's going to San Diego or you. You know that kind of deal. But she don't travel with me man. It's amazing it's like meeting all these different people there so happy to see us so it's like man. I'm somebody no Luis take. Let's like Artemije. We came to shows there and people gave a standing ovation coming out and he wouldn't say is it's like okay. Sit The you money to tickets. There's so happy man. It's so gratifying. Yeah keeps us going because you like like we say we get a lot of the negative so when we go to shows and meet people who actually watch videos and and support us. Yeah well and and you can probably attest to this stuff. I do online. People think that they're gonNA come to one of my shows and they're going to get that same thing they're not we're GONNA do a comedy show. Let's say stores metairie jokes. We're GONNA laugh. You're going to relate to it in an hour half later. You'RE GONNA be happy that you came. You'RE GONNA walk out telling the stories yourself so oh shows. I'm sure are different from what they're seeing online because it's different format you have to do. Some politics worked in there. But it's like you you know. Conservatives are a lot of conservative really Christian so after me so sometimes we get emails. Am A Christian Academy show brought my daughter and what not good. Yeah I can't please everybody try but it's like it's a comedy show shows thirty Eh thirty minutes standup minutes still stand up. It's politics fifty. So yeah I get those emails to because my philosophy is always been. I'll show you the edge edge. I'm not gonNA push you over the edge but sometimes I hit mood and just kind of getting feel like the Galley. I mean if I say in an hour and a half I use the word penis in a joke. I've getty in those emails and I can't believe I have this about you for all these years. You were so filthy talked about miss your penis. The pain is one time that was in the context of a medical perceived. Right one of the hottest professions to have comedian. Yeah especially especially today so so did you guys check out Chapelle burs new special those seen bits and clips. I haven't seen haven't had the time. Yeah I don't really want to watch because a lot of conservatives old man he killed it he didn't know anybody ember I S. I saw burr personally personally here in Irving Texas od. I saw personally in the I. I the second half of his special at already heard because at seen him first half is solid. He comes out and The other day on his podcast he was talking about that. Remy robot girl with ABC who turned down the three years ago the Epstein Stories. He gave them down a road man and Shannon it. Oh Wow he let him up talking about you know you go cover up so so you can. You can get your frayed. You're going to lose the interview with Harry and his celebrity wise put a hit. Don't Bill Burr funny calling him racist he's like did they realise I'm wearing married to a black woman. It's so funny when he called Racist Aces they don't even know you don't even know you don't know these Muratore blackmore. It's crazy. Yeah longtime they've been together long term like sixteen seventeen years and Ti Joke Man. I've seen about what people being at this. It was so funny like don't crack. I love you got I want you to keep having fun. I want you to be encouraged by what you do. In because laying. I read something that Shapiro said and he took it from Breitbart years ago talking about the art of debate and in it he said it's not about who you're debating is. WHO's listening to the debate? I posted a thing on there about don. Juniors new book triggered And it's a funny book like if you don't have a sense of humor it's just like don senior if you don't have a sense of humor you're going to be offended by his speeches. I mean the president is a great comedian right. People don't get that though. The Presidential Angela G. Rice's book and say you know all you love trope They're Yanni to read this book and maybe row chain from the basement and Mamata go Baia. Do you copy and wrote down there. And do you really think you're influencing people positively by saying things like that and I'm like I really don't care if you don't get that we're having a good time. Yes you're hopeless. You people are off the radar man off the reservation. Your your platform. All three of you guys are well known because people are paying attention saying what people some a lot of people either. Don't have time to say or they're too afraid to say that. That is why you guys are all where you are right now. I mean leaky crump when he He gave a speech when he found out. Al Baghdadi what he said he was whimpering screaming. Yeah how do you screaming at the same time they want. And I know that wasn't on his prompting editors and people don't understand that that's the that's the whole shtick at all. These guys like Jim Acosta tweet and the dog all I have it from a White House. Resource of source. The dog is not at the White House. When he got a photoshop deal of input on dunk? That's insane I might Jemma Emma costume from CNN. A major media voice is say I like can we go back to just worrying about what Anderson Cooper. I don't care I don't care about these guys absolutely nuts. Good stuff they as insane and don't make any sense man. He's search hypocrites. Yeah is dumb you guys got to go find the hajj twins out on the road go to one of their shows. Keep twisting their arm. They don't need me and I don't need them but I want to go do shows together. I like I said I I'm telling you I. I think we could really mess. Wasn't people really and like do less work and make more money capitalist. Yes I'm a capitalist yet doing a lot of shows. I'm doing a lot of shows that we could do a lot of ood. My agents watching this work it out in Hollywood the interview longtime ago man. Who Was it turned out to be a damn it was stakeholders they want us to host his TV show? We get this one camera. And it's that couch couching her house like Cena's meet these flaming gay guys. These are so gay day was floating had pink peak properties or around the whole time state. My crunch yeah. I haven't stopped Keith retail it gets he started to gain supposedly we had in mind for his TV show to host turns out we wasn't even a tax to the show and then after Lewis Enemies they may what are you doing after member. Go grab some drinks. I in two thousand dollars I was going to build. TV got millions damn gay casting in your little aroused know about this big man all Titus Hale Pizza you go out there to Hollywood and always stay in West Hollywood and my agent. He's like why are you stay there in Hollywood I wear. This cowboy hat is like a revival of village paper. It got a little going a little this bartender. He's like how are you on Grindr. Got To get out of here. I I don't. I don't sleep face-down Chris Chris. I don't sleep as down Pico pillow. You know that. They've been revenue. Also man. You gotta get that day by day. Uh that did not come in my trailer that I grew up in. Oh you ain't going ain't your family's a brush pile family trees and brush you'll get above your raisin but you have look man. It was getting more than everyday man. Man You gotta you gotTa come and hose it down dry. Probe in the. Don't use baby wipes still little bristle thing that you clean it flicks back up Morale Morality picks tissue on wanted to audit how we were to make us made she. It was up in his house with his made. Busted nuts. Shallow kind on a daily flex and looking into merv. Okay let me tell you so Schwarzenegger aca which by the way Johnny Carson back. The knows it was Leno and I asked him if he knew what his name. Mitch Vodson Neka in Austria for black. Plowman was black the anyway he said he was talking about. He was Stern Howard Stern and he was talking about how he built his house. kind of like a like a Greek temple or whatever with the columns and all this stuff and he used to have all these male bodybuilders which is walk around and there's like their bombs and stuff like that and they would just you know muscling up maybe other serving drinks or whatever. It was like a Greek Pantheon of just weird weird sex stuff and he said these guys. How's this work out? And you know their penis look small in the little the little thing and so they would take like ten pound weights and ties to there and let it hang stretch it out and he said guys were hurting themselves and this is sports talking about this stuff so if he's got that kind of kink show going on you know he's not gonNA maids. I mean here's a dude who's open you. Read stuff and he talks about and he talks about a me do was living living for sex back when he was doing Venice. Beach scuff. Yeah he left at all to gay sex on a bunch of big only means Hey tennis slow kicking. Well make just just just let me stick it in around. Get up on a bar Natalie. Come out torque any kind. Yeah book not this one. I know. Hey We make this two part episode. We're GONNA do an off the rails so come back come back. We don't do it tomorrow night tomorrow. Night Comeback We send out and we're going to be wearing the same clothes and everything with the highest wins. If you're not offended yet we go fully offend you. Tamar check them out. Hajj twins Dot Com. The hawks twins tour dot com to dot com. I knew there was something else. The twins tour dot Com van amount on the road. Go see him. They're all across America and check these out of you not following him on instagram. Then you just ain't on instagram. Graham follow official hawks twins. Your justice Jesse Jesse like Jesse. Just hire more people than a Casio Courtney right. We can see you tomorrow and I love God. Bless you back
Ep. 291 - Infanticide Is Worse Than Blackface
"Virginia. Governor Ralph north is now denying that he appeared in a black face Ku Klux Klan photo on his medical school yearbook page one day after apologizing for appearing in a black face Ku Klux Klan photo on his medical school yearbook page. He also denies ever appearing in black face except for that time. He wore black face to a Michael Jackson impersonator contest. But don't worry he won't perform the moonwalk anymore because that would be inappropriate according to his wife. Oh, yeah. Also, he supports killing babies after they've been born we will analyze the sheer political brilliance with which Democrats took down one of their own governors to avoid talking about their growing support for infanticide. Then variations on a theme. An Indian man sues his parents for giving birth to him without his consent than nerve of them. All life is suffering. He says, but a new study shows that people who have endured the most suffering may live the longest lives, we will try to make sense of the competing cultures of life and death. Finally, speaking of. Death Super Bowl fifty three and the death of football. I'm Michael Knowles. And this is the Michael Knowles show. Ralph north them what a tragedy in three acts a comedy and tragedy in three acts. We'll get to in a second. But first, let me talk to you about you know, how much I love this purple mattress. I am proselytizer for purple mattress. It has saved my marriage. It certainly saved my back. It is the greatest mattress I have ever slept on. I have recommended it to all of my friends you need to get it yourself. I'm telling you, it is the best that you will ever get it is unlike any bed you've ever slept on. It's not quite a memory foam. It's not an innerspring. 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I am today or the way that I have conducted myself as a soldier doctor and a public servant. I'm deeply sorry. I cannot change the decision. I made nor can I undo the harm my behavior calls then and today, but I set responsibility for my past actions. And I'm ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust. He accepts responsibility. He is apologizing. He's about to work to gain back your trust. Just and then he realized wait a minute. I'm a democrat. I don't need to apologize for anything. I don't need to take responsibility. Yippee? I'm democrat governor. So then a day later, he goes out and unapologetic. Responsibility for content that appeared on my face. And that was fairly racist and offensive. I'm not in will not excuse the. The rate and is good. When my staff showed me this Vogel. Yup. I was seeing it with. I did not virtuous idiom. And I was unaware of what the all my. When I was confronted with the hemorrhages yesterday. I was Paul that they appeared page, but I believe them. And now that I am not either of the Keikel have photos. I stand my statement policy to the many Jin who were hurt by content on a yearbook faith that belongs to being a leftist means never having to say, you're sorry. Listen to that language, then he says, well, I'm apologizing that there was a racially offensive photo on my yearbook page, then he asks us to believe that he never saw the yearbook never purchased the yearbook had nothing to do with the the photo being on his page. Although then one wonders why was it on the page. And why are you sorry that it appeared on the page? Then he says listen to the language I believe that. I was not either of the people on that page. Now if that photo comes out guy in black face guy, wearing a Ku Klux Klan uniform, especially if you're a democrat governor, I mean that you know, that's there's a long history of democrat governors wearing that uniform. If that appears and you weren't in that photo, wouldn't you come in and say, it's not me you wouldn't apply. Jobs for it. When you then unapologetic, you wouldn't say, I believe I was not in that. You would say it's not me. I'm not in that photo. I didn't do that. So come on get off at this is a political dirty trick or something like that. Instead, he's just saying don't believe your lying is this is what they always do. This reminds me of joy Reid. Joy Reid is that MSNBC commentator, and it came out that she had written on her blog all of these anti-gay writings years ago and all of these anti-gay writings come out, and she denies that. They were there. She says, I don't know how they got there. Maybe it got hacked. Maybe my old website ex post facto got hacked, and then all of these anti-gay writings appeared there. And I anyway, not no responsibility. It's not me. And then so he doesn't deny that. He wore black face ever his excuse. Ralph Northam is that he's he he wasn't wearing black face in this photo. But he has worn black face before. He wore black face for a Michael Jackson impersonation contest. That's up to them. If everything is in soundbites these days, but I I really do believe that both of them are wrong. But there's a contrast but seeing between the black face and someone standing there in a klu Klux Klan outfit and me dressed up in a Michael Jackson costume for dance contests. And again, they're both wrong. But I would hope people would see the contrast. So speaking of seeing contrast, I the one reason is Michael Jackson line is just obviously bogus is that Ralph Northam today is much darker skinned than Michael Jackson for much of his career. So that, you know, the time line is very important here on when you're doing your Michael Jackson impersonation. But why is he admitting that he wore black face for Michael Jackson contest or party, or whatever the reason he's doing it is that the guy's obviously worn black face. He almost certainly were black face on that photo. He were black face or he wore the hood. I don't know which one's better for Ralph Northam, but he. Knows he's done it. And he knows that probably some other photos exist. If this guy was going out where in black face in the eighties. Probably that's not the only photograph. If one of the photographs makes it to us medical school yearbook page, probably they're going to come out. And so when the next photo comes out, it's going to be much more difficult for north them to have any credibility. Not that he has any now. But the best part of the Michael Jackson line is the resistance of this whole be useful press conference when a reporter asked him to do the moonwalk, and he almost doesn't people that do that kind of research, perhaps they should have looked at that. Yes. That's right. An appropriate circumstance. My wife says inappropriate circumstances. Are you still able to dance the moonwalk? And what is for those of you who couldn't see it? He looks around. He's looking around for a place on the stage to do the moonwalk and he's smiling. And if you've probably doesn't know how to do the moonwalk I I wish if only his wife weren't there. We could have seen that somehow the press conference would have been even better really beautiful. So now after this press conference all of a sudden leading Democrats or coming out against the guy, Terry McAuliffe ex governor of Virginia Eric Holder, exit Torney, general Hillary Clinton former future, president of the United States. They're all coming out. They're saying he no he doesn't have the judgment. He can't be governor of Virginia. He's got to resign. He's got to get out of office. You'll notice all of these Democrats were waiting until after the press conference. It wasn't right. When the photo came out. It wasn't you know, any of his other actions as governor it was after this press conference. They realized this guy is not capable of remaining office. He's looking too bad for us with this is about the reason that that Ralph north is being pushed out of office is not because he wore black face or recoup Ku Klux Klan hood thirty five years ago. He's being pushed out for being an incompetent spokesman for the democrat party. And what this is really about is not about black face or racism or bigotry, what this is all really about is abortion. And this was an amazing move by the democrat party. I don't know who is behind this. I don't know exactly where the tip off came from. I don't know how it all played out moment to moment. But pivoting this conversation from this man in. Endorsing infanticide to this, man. Having worn black face thirty five years ago. So he's gotta go. This was one of the most brilliant strategic communication strategies. 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Check it out. You're gonna love it. This was the brilliance of this row. Ralph Northam democrat strategy first of all who tipped off the press about this photograph. I don't think they just coincidentally discovered. This photograph a day after Ralph north exposed the entire Democrats abortion position, which is to kill babies. The after they're born as they're being born right before they're born. He exposed what abortion for what it really is which is infanticide the killing of babies a day later his career is over the is of a photograph that someone obviously had for a long time, and they were sitting on it sitting on ammo just waiting to us. So who tipped off the press, according to reports now it was a concerned citizen not a political opponent. And this this is from big league politics, which published this quote a concerned citizen. Not a political opponent came to us in pointed this out, I I think there's a lot there how it's being reported. Now is that it was a medical school classmate who was outraged by the infanticide comments. But how was the? Medical school classmate outraged because he's pro-life or because he's a democrat. I don't know the language very concerned citizen. Not a political opponent makes me think maybe this wasn't a political opponent. Maybe this was a democrat. Maybe this tip came from a democrat who wanted to get abortion and post birth abortion and infanticide out of the headlines because it looks really really bad for Democrats. You know, we talked about this on the show last time on Thursday for so long. The leftists had us argue pro-life at the moment of conception where the majority of Americans support legal abortion three days after conception two weeks after conception, whatever. But the logical conclusion of that is that the day of birth or the day after birth or the day before birth and now because of guys like Ralph Northam and Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats were arguing about abortion. It's logical conclusion which is the baby which is infanticide and today other than on this show. No other than on maybe a couple of other conservative leaning shows people aren't going to be talking about Ralph north them and infanticide. They're going to be talking about some stupid photo thirty five years ago that I truly care nothing about that is truly not relevant to. To our lives to our public policy to racial relations to abortion, just remember this three or four days ago. This is what we were talking about from Ralph Northam. When we talk about third trimester abortions. These are done with the consent of obviously that the mother with the consent of the physicians more than one physician, by the way. And it's done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that's non bible. So in this, particular example, if a mothers in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable the infant would be resuscitate. If if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother, so so I think this was really blown out of proportion. So it really blown out of proportion. Well, something was blown out of proportion here. But it wasn't the infanticide comments. It's it's now been blown out of proportion because of this new thing I'd I'll say it here. I'm probably going to be called racist for saying this. I. Think that it is worse to slaughter babies after they've been born than to wear black face. I know I'm going to be kicked off Twitter. I'm going to be kicked off Facebook. It's you're not allowed to say that my show is going to be canceled. I think actually a lot of reasonable people would agree. It is worse to kill infants after they've been born in twenty nineteen than it is to have worn black face in nineteen eighty four. That's what I think. Call me. Crazy. Call me crazy. But of course, everybody thinks that and the leak strategy worked. We're now talking about black face, which everybody can condemn Democrats can go out and condemn democrat politicians. Presidential candidates can go and condemn him. Call for him to resign rather than talking about infants who've been born alive who are now being killed which Democrats can't condemn the democrat presidential candidates who have announced and who haven't announced have been very quiet about these abortion bills in New York and possibly in Rhode Island. And in Virginia, the ones that allow you to kill a baby is it's being born or I guess even after it's been born. They can't talk about that. Because if they come out and say that's too far. Then they then they create a losing issue for Democrats. They're going to lose the primaries. And the question is obviously then going to be well if it's too late to kill a baby on the day. It's being born or the day after it's been born. What about the day before it's been born? What about the? Week before it's been born. What about twenty six weeks? Now, you can kill a baby twenty six weeks and whole lot of places. Women who are twenty six weeks pregnant have a giant belly. You can feel the baby kicking you can see on three D sonograms that it's clearly a baby. What about that? And it also it also this strap this leak strategy which was so good puts Republicans on the defensive because we expressly very explicitly do not hold people's thirty year old yearbooks against them. This was the whole Brett cavenaugh incident was that brick Cavanaugh wrote about chugging beers in his high school yearbook from the eighties and Republicans rightly pointed out who cares what he wrote in his high school yearbook. Who cares what he did in the eighties? I care what's happening now. So just sort of by principal Republicans don't want to condemn people for things that happened thirty years ago, especially if they've changed especially if they've said that they're sorry. I don't care. I don't care if this guy wore black face thirty five years ago. I don't care if he wore the Ku Klux Klan hood third. Thirty five years ago, especially because he's a democrat governor. And basically all of them were the Ku Klux Klan hood for the for the majority of the existence of the Ku Klux Klan what I care about is. Is he sorry for it has he changed is he doing things as governor that are discriminatory toward people of other races. Is he oppressing people? If he's doing that I'm much more concerned about that. He's obviously, oppressing one class of people, namely, babies or babies who are not wanted or baby says in that video he says, look, we're not killing the good babies. We're we're killing those disabled babies, that's nobody wants a disabled baby. Now who wants that? Nobody nobody wants a baby who has a mental or physical deformity. No, come on that I care a lot more about that. So now Democrats by switching up this story on Ralph Northam, they're trying trying at least to argue on terms that they can win on these are not comparable things. And it's also worth pointing out as we talk about this these abortion laws, which are growing around the country. Now, when we talk about them, we should make clear that there are real differences between arguing over these bills into arguing over other democrat policies, I always refrain Ryan reluctant to call things evil to call people evil to condemn people categorically because they want to raise taxes because even because of awful political ideologies like socialism, I like to point out that people who are fun of socialism, usually do so because they're ignorant because maybe they have good intentions, but the road to hell is paved and good intentions. This is different these abortion bills, so called abortion bills and really. Fantasize bills or different? They are categorically evil. They are categorically barbaric. They are evil down to the core. They're horrific they transcend mere political difference. And we should talk about it that way is pure barbarism. The people who support that should not be permitted into polite society people who vote to support that to support the killing of babies after they've been born should be ostracized. They should probably be deported. At least they should be held to criminal stand. There should be laws passed against this sort of thing. This should be held to criminal standards. It is wickedness total evil depravity. That's what that guy did Ralph Northam. That's what he said on that radio show is we should allow babies to be born. And then if they have a deformity or if their parents, don't like them than their parents should be able to kill them right on the table while they're smiling up at their little mothers. That's what he said. That is. Pure evil. And the Democrats have us not talking about that. They have us talking about a guy wearing a racially insensitive costume thirty five years ago. Brilliantly done my hat goes off to those cynical. Depraved political strategists who manage to do that? It was really really well done and pretty horrific. They're really really. Really cynical and really effective. Now, the reason the reason that the north comments are so dangerous for Democrats is that they describe the reality of abortion, and there's a new series coming out from live action which shows this beautifully. It's really astounding when you have arguments with people when you have political debates with people, you never change their mind. But this issue as I say time, and again is different. I was having a debate at politic on with Democrats like what's his name? But Corrie sellers few others. They said we need to meet in the middle. I said you can't meet in the middle on abortion. He said, you're right. That's what you can't. That's a different kind of. This is a different kind of issue. We'll get to that. In a second. We'll get to ante Natal ISM. We'll get to the Indian man who's suing his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. 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You get the backstage you keep the lights on you keep coffee in my Cup. Do it. If you're on Facebook or YouTube good a daily wire dot com, you'll get the leftist. Here's tumbler, you need the left tears tumbler. This is a great model it holds those vintage nineteen Eighty-four leftist tears from the Virginia vineyards, it's really really good where they're now. Stuck defending the indefensible infanticide and on top of that they're wearing KKK hoods. Again, you thought those days were over there. Not really not looking great right now. Go to daily wire dot com. Get you left. Here's but we'll be right back. The reason that Ralph Northerns interview there is so dangerous for Democrats current democrat politicians the Democrats running for president is because they describe the reality of abortion. The pro-abortion activists always use jargon. Whenever people use jargon. And euphemisms, you know, that they're hiding something from you. They'll say think when they describe abortion in the in the pro-abortion activists movement, they'll say, well, we use we use certain tools and employ certain tools to find the cranium. And then we remove the product of pregnancy from the uterus. They all make it very clinical. There was that video of a woman trying to describe abortion to children because she's obviously deranged. And she said it just, you know, it's not a big deal getting abortion. It's just like a weird body thing. Direct quote, it's kind like going to the dentist. It's just a clinical. But it's it's obviously not. Not like that. So you hear all of the clinical euphemisms, jargon that the pro-abortion crat uses. And then what is Ralph Northam say because he's obviously not a terribly intelligent, man. So when he's out there talking on the radio says, yeah, the baby's born. And then we leave it on a table. And then we kill it. If we want to. He's the more honest person. He's the one telling you what it is. At least he's being honest, all that jargon is very dishonest. So live action pro-life organization has this new series video series where they go up to people. And they said, what do you think about abortion? And then the people say, well, I support it mostly I think it's basically fine, and you know, should have the right to choose and Bob, whatever. And then they show them videos of what an abortion is. When it does the videos, obviously, the videos are not being shown in here because they're pretty graphic. And then instantly the people change their mind. This never happens in political debate that happens over time. Maybe it's very hard to convince someone except on this issue, which is different check it out. What are your thoughts about abortion? I think everyone should have a right to it. It's our body. It's decision. Right. So we were to go ahead of the pregnancy. Watch of audit. It should be solely on the person. Who? Carrying the baby. So yeah, that's what I feel about it. So when you both support abortion all the way up to the moment of birth. Oh, yeah. I do. I do. Yes. So now, she's watching this video you can see certain images from the video on how it's being done some graphics. One word your thoughts on what you saw. I was that was hot trenching. I guess I mean. Yeah. I mean until you see something like that. You don't often things that you're going to change opinion. Right. I mean, that's something. I would I would not want anyone to go through. Right. Not myself. Not to know anyone on a month to one right? And I had no idea. This is how a Boston takes place. Right. Looking at the video and the way it was performed. It's an eye opener. So no, I don't think any kid any baby any infant. I mean in any features should go through that. No, listen, she stingy so confused. You can hear me. That's how you can really tell that, this is genuine. She's saying, I don't think any infant. I mean fetus. But even if it's I still don't think it should go through that. By the way, fetus means offspring. It's a Latin word that means offspring of apparent. Really effective tool. And this is always the tool. I mean, when you show the reality when you show the images that is what is going to convince people if you just have a debate, you, you know, you kind of have a bull session freshman year, where you're debating these abstract ideological ideas of abortion, and you say, well, isn't isn't abortion sort of like if a woman is changed to a hospital bed and she's connected to a parasite which she didn't ask to be there in the Perez morally licit to to oak. Well, first of all, these are referred experiments are ridiculous. They're not terribly good analogies for it. But rather than us some silly thought experiment. How about we just look at what an abortion is that what they won't let you do that the left doesn't want you to do that. Because when you look at the reality of it when you see the story of what's going on. That's gonna make you pro-life for all. But the most. Psychopathic people that will make you pro-life. It has. The this is the difference between an ideological manifesto and unin aerated. This is why politics is downstream of culture. This is why the culture matters so much is because we live in stories ideological manifestos doctrines, boom, boom, boom, five bullet points that describe all of life. They're always wrong. That's why are always wrong because they can't contain the richness of life. Stories can get at the richness of life. This is why myths describe life so much. This is why Christianity is the truth. It's the greatest story ever told the stories doing when we watched the narrative of what an abortion is. There's no ambiguity. I don't have to wonder what's cranium. What's a what's this tool? Looked like how is what is a fetus or an embryo or a blast sto splashed, ULA or this or that? What is no it's a baby it's obviously baby. And it's obviously being killed. And it's obviously trying not to be killed. And that's what it is. That's the story. How you feel about abortion really comes down to how you feel about life. That's what it's really about. It's not about what you think about medical procedures. It's not about necessarily even abstract ideological principles. It's what do you think about life is life? Alternately? Good is life alternately a comedy. Is it significant? Does it have purpose is your life geared toward a purpose or? Is life? A tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing at all. Which is. Those are the two of us, the traditional view, the Christian view, the religious view broadly, is that life has a purpose and has a T loss, the classic ancient view, the Aristoteles view. There is a purpose to life. There is a significance to life, the modern and post modern view is that it's nothing. It's an accident. We're just a bunch of weird molecules bouncing together that we accidentally ended up in this semi conscious. Probably not even Free State has probably all determined anyway. And then we delude ourselves with silly illusions like love and virtue and purpose, but it's all just ridiculous, and it's really full of suffering. And it's really just awful. It would be better not to be born that there is an Indian guy who is now embodying this really forest endorse way, he is suing his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. His name is Ralph. I'm sorry, Rafael Samuel. He says he has a great relationship with his parents, but he's compared having children to kidnapping and slavery. He's the leading a movement called anti-nato ISM. And when I first saw this. I just assumed it was joke. I assumed it was satire. But the weird thing about the age that we're living in is that it's not clear you have a sitting governor describing how it's perfectly normal and good to kill babies after they've been born if you don't want them. So in that world if this is satire, it's very good satire. I'm not convinced that it is. This guy Rafael says, quote, my life has been amazing. But I don't see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career especially when they didn't ask to exist. He's got this campaign. He's posting it on the internet where he says if parents truly know what is good for their children. Why did they have them isn't forcing child into this world? And then forcing it to have a career kidnapping and slavery. The only reason your children are facing. Problems is because you had them which is true. That's why the children have problems is because you gave them life. So is right in that way. But what it comes down to is his life alternately, a good thing life. Ultimately, a bad thing. There's a great little poem by Robert frost called a question and the question the poem reads, look me in the stores and tell me truly Miniver if all the soul and body scars were not too much to pay for birth. And what's funny about that poem is it's not a question. It's actually an imperative right? He's actually telling you to do something. And of course, the person who is telling you this. It seems to be the voice of God, the voice of your creator. And you look up in the stores. I've had this experience. I know probably all of you have to and you think gosh life has some suffering in it. But there is a transcendent beauty an awesome nece to life to this world that makes it all worthwhile. That makes life is good. Let's take away. Life is good. And the so there's that aspect of it this. The the life is good view juxtaposed with this modern Neal is few that life is all suffering absurd. Meaningless awful. Despair. But then there's also the idolatry of consent consent is a word of the it's all we hear about is consent. It's the ultimate good. We create an idol of choice. It is ridiculous. Conclusion of this ideology of choice is that you should be able to consent to being born. You can't do that. When you're just a little glint in your father's. I, you know, maybe, you know, your your parents are getting a little frisky. Nobody wants to think about that's not a good image to have in your head. You're not able to consent to that. Because you're born of the product of that love and the Christian view. Of course, is that the whole the whole of creation is a product of love the love that moves the sun and the other stars. This is what we see in especially Dante's comedy. Spells this out very well, the love that moves the world and the other stores out of this love is all of the creation. This idolatry consent. Also undoes a ridiculous premise that. We've talked about a few times in the last couple of weeks, which is this libertarian premises. Hyper individualist premise that you totally own yourself and your body that you this is all me, it's all in my possession. I am sufficient I am an island unto myself. But you don't own that you were created by God, you are begotten of your parents. You have certain responsibilities. Not just your parents, not just to your creator to your community as well. You have bonds of loyalty and duty we like to because we're a selfish in decadent culture, we only like to talk about rights, and then we invent a bunch of ridiculous rights. I have the right to your labor. I have the right to some new technological advancement. I have the right to pretend that I'm of a different biological sex. The right to redefine social institutions. I, blah, blah, blah, all these rights. What really we we should talk about our duties. We are. Born out of love. I mean, obviously in a very literal sense. The love of our parents and the love of our creator for the creation, and that's what we're born out of. And this creates some responsibilities that you should want to embrace out of gratitude veneration gratitude providence what gives away the game on this anti life crusade that the left is gone on is that they come up with different excuses to reach the same conclusion on this antinatalist movement. They also have a meme it says, quote, should we continue to bring more children in this world and exceleron the process of environmental and social degradation. Wait is what argument we I thought the argument was we shouldn't bring children in the world because it's unfair to them because they didn't consent to it. Because the world is awful and full of suffering and terrible. But now you're saying we shouldn't bring children into the world because it's bad for the awful world, which probably shouldn't exist in the first place. I it seems as though they have reached a conclusion, and it's a conclusion in search of a premise that conclusion being life is bad, and then the various premises and arguments, even if they contradict one another are used to buttress that conclusion this is how a lot of conspiracy theories fall apart conspiracy theories often concerned somewhat convincing and one reason they sometimes fall apart is because you'll have different conspiracy theories disproving one event or you mean against one event, but all of the conspiracy theories disagree with one another they all contradict one another and it conspirists don't care because they've reached a conclusion, and they've got a conclusion in search of a premise a conclusion in search of an argument this rhetoric is leaning leading now to the alert. Nation of down syndrome people all throughout the world in Iceland one hundred percent statistically, one hundred percent of people with down syndrome or killed Denmark. It's ninety eight percent England. It's ninety percent free and seventy seven percent. The US sixty seven percent. To to show that the let the left rather that this is wrong, perhaps we should start using leftist language met Walsh, had this brilliant phrase that he used the other day referring to undocumented infants he said, we should use the left language. Don't talk about them as babies or fetuses or this or that undocumented infants trying to pass through the border of the birth canal in search of a better life. This is what we should we should talk about the down syndrome community how it's being targeted how it's being persecuted. How this ablest that's a leftist term that means discrimination against people with various disabilities and handicaps actually in this case in the in the slaughter of down syndrome people that's going on now even in our own country. The majority of Dan syndrome people being killed before they're born. That's the one time that these leftist terms can apply these kind of vague, leftist, slogans such and such community the such and such victim group. They actually are victim roof. They actually are being. They actually are being wiped out. The left insists that anyone who suffers should be killed. That's what they're saying. That's what the anti-naval ISM is saying. That's what governor north is saying when he talks about deformities and why we should kill people with deformities what he's in port. There's a road to hell is paved in good intentions. There's a little sliver of that here in in a totally evil idea. Which is that we should not allow people to suffer and death would be better than suffering. The trouble is the logical conclusion is that we all suffer. So therefore, no one should be born. There was a study that just came out today in Bloomberg the holocaust paradox long lives for those who survive the the old idea was that people who went through the holocaust and survived would have shortened lives because they had all this immense suffering. You would hear about this a lot? And what they're now finding is straight from Bloomberg quote living through a horrendous event like confinement in a concentration camp prisoner of war camp does create health problems serious enough to short most people's. Lives. But those who survive also seem to have other characteristics, perhaps a stronger immune system into more optimistic outlook than the general population that tend to make people live longer new research suggests that such resilience can often overcome scarring and this. I mean, there was an analysis about this from the American Medical Association, we see this again. And again, Horace Walpole has a great line the English gothic writer. He says life is a comedy to those who think and to tragedy to those who feel we hear this again, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome. It. We even hear it in this very popular slogan, which is whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger that we get these the inklings of the same thing. Politics is downstream of culture culture is downstream of religion. And Edmund Burke, founder of modern conservative thought Russell Kirk later explained the conservative vision is grounded in veneration and providence, one glaring example of this providence, the divine order that the world really does make sense really does have purpose to really does. It really is good providence. One glaring example of this amid all this crazy talk about infanticide. Actual. Fantas I'd killing people after they've been born came out this week every week. There were different readings at the Catholic mass. These are not dependent on the news cycle there. Not decided by the priests two hours beforehand. They've been set long long long in advance and coincidentally were providential. However, you like it this is how the entire mass reading began this week, quote, the word of the Lord came to me saying before I formed you in the womb. I knew you before you were born, I dedicated you a prophet to the nations I appointed you, but do you girls your loins stand up and tell them all that? I command you be not crushed on their account as though I would leave you crushed before them for it is I this day who have made you afford, a fide city a pillar of iron a wall of breasts against the whole land against Judas kings at prince's against its priests and people they will fight against you. But not prevail over you for. I am with you to deliver. Were you says the Lord amid all talk of infanticide amid all talk of suffering is why we shouldn't at all Y. Life is ultimately bad. Providence is a great comfort and comfort means to strengthen we have come for as little dollies safe spaces hugging. Kumbaya. That's not what it means. It means to strengthen you can comfort people with tough love to it means to strengthen them with come fourties strength. Even when things look bleakest one cannot deny the comforting signs of providence pervading this life, which is a gift and a very good thing will end on that note, and we'll skip the SuperBowl. Because everybody else did to lowest ratings and ten years too bad for them. That's our show come back tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm Michael knows. This is the Michael Knowles show season. The Michael Knowles show is produced by Robert Stirling, executive producer, Jeremy Bori, senior producer Jonathan. Hey, our supervising producer is Mathis Glover, and our technical producer is Austin Stevens. Edited. By Danny d'amico, audio is mixed by Dylan case hair and makeup is by Jesualdo Veira production assistant, Nik Sheehan. The Michael Knowles show is a daily wire production copyright, daily wire twenty nineteen. Hey, guys over on the Matt Walsh show today. We're gonna talk about Ralph nor the the thing that strikes me is that the left is outraged at him because of an inappropriate costume that. He wore thirty years ago. They are not outraged about the fact that he advocated for infanticide only a few days ago. So what does that tell us about the left? Also, the Super Bowl featured a whole bevy of insufferable cringe inducing virtue, signaling ads and we're going to go over some of the worst offenders that. We saw. Last night. We'll do all of that today over on the Matt wall show.
Covering a historic field of presidential hopefuls; Dueling news cycles for the Democrats; Warren's rollout and the significance of female candidates; Reporters stunned by Northam's press conference; Was Howard Schultz's book rollout a 'grande' failure?;
"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of affordable eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five visits any today at Zanny dot com slash CNN. Hey, I'm Brian Stelter? And this is reliable. Sources our weekly look at the story behind the story of how the media really works. How the news gets made. Now all of us can help make it better this hour. Breaking news from President Trump's Super Bowl Sunday interview. Plus Howard salt his book, toy left, a bitter taste Howard Dean will weigh in on that. And later an interview will only see here with Alexandria, Cossio Cortez's chief of staff all of that and much more coming up but first weekend of contrasting news cycles for the Democratic Party on one screen Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam holding on while practically the entire party tells them to let go on the other screen more candidates entering the twenty twenty race. And the phrase we're hearing over and over again is historically diverse and that's accurate. This field of candidates historically diverse. So race. Power the past the present the future all captured in these two stories, but I want to reverse the order. Let's take this chronologically think back to Friday morning and the way news cycles work. It was the start of black history month purposely the timing for Cory booker's campaign launch with Booker announcing by an online video radio. And TV interviews the field of confirmed than expected candidates on the democratic side. Now includes five women to African Americans one Hispanic man there are numerous other historic firsts in this field. Booker's announcement was Friday's biggest political story until again on the first day of black history month, the Northam yearbook photo was revealed. And then suddenly the new cycle changed and north has remained the top story ever since. In fact, Tulsi Gabbard came out she held her official campaign launch in Hawaii on Saturday evening. And yet I would argue it was mostly overshadowed by the news involving north them. So let's talk about. Out these contracting stories and what they mean, let me bring in David Zurich. He's the media critic for the Baltimore Sun wanna summers national political reporter for the Associated Press and ruby Kramer, political reporter at BuzzFeed news. I wanna get into a number of stories involving the democratic field. But I this idea David Zara wick that we are talking about a historic a number of history-making candidates. It is incredible to see the number of women running the number of people of color running for president already on the democratic side. And yet I kind of feel this is being taken for granted. Should we in the press be talking more about the historic nature of this early primary season, you have Brian. I think not only should we be talking about it. I think if we feel that way we should be celebrating. It this diversity all of these different voices are going to make this conversation of democracy in this election much, much stronger. So it's really important. To do this. And listen all these voices. Not just dismiss him and say, oh, the poll numbers down for you. So I'm not gonna listen to you. But here's the thing. I think we can't get lost in that historic part of it. We have to ultimately focus on the policy. It's not enough to have new voices in the mix. Those voices also have to have new ideas, and we have to judge those. We are never very good about dealing with policy in these races. None of us either. The media side run a political side. But in this one it's legitimate to focus on diversity, certainly right now and to applaud it and to explore it culturally. What does it say about us today as a nation? I think it says very good things. Yeah. That's why I want to make sure the spotlight remains on this subject. But look, I agree with you. I'm going to try to spend the next two years dragging us all back to policy as I'm sure many editors and newsroom leaders are want to what's your reaction to what David said. Absolutely. I think one of the things that I find so interesting about covering this historically, diverse group of Democrats is the fact that as opposed past election cycles, you're seeing so many different templates of what an American president of what a democratic presidential nominee. Couldn't look like there are women. There are people of color. We have representation of LGBTQ people. And that's something we've never seen before the other thing that jumps out to me, though, is the fact that as we talk about and cover and discuss this historically, diverse class of Democrats that are running for president a lot of that coverage is being driven by newsrooms that do not necessarily reflect the diversity that we see in this field, and that we see in our country. So as I'm thinking about my coverage and talking to peers her in this field. I think we have to really be deliberate in our work and think very critically about. Out how to make sure that we do not make coverage does not just reflect the president of whiteness. And then we're thinking about what it means that we're understanding these cultures that we were covering and making sure that we're that's reflective of that. And you're absolutely right, national newsrooms. According to survey after survey are lagging behind the country in terms of representing the country's diversity, and that isn't a number of ways, whether it's a number of women in newsroom in leadership positions, or whether it's number of people in color, in leadership, positions, etc. Let me ask about Cory booker's roll out since he came out on Friday morning in a very interesting way, ruby and you're part of this a lot of newsrooms, including CNN and BuzzFeed, and the AP they all knew about his announcement under embargo and the embargo lifted at seven AM eastern time on Friday tell me how that worked. Sure, I mean, an embargo is basically in agreement between a reporter and campaign where they say we are going to have some news for you. Will you agree to this embargo and you make a choice as a newsroom to say? Yes, we will. And. They'll send the information over with the understanding that it won't won't be published until the agreed upon time. And it's a mutual agreement between the reporter and the campaign and Chris gillibrand also did a similar arrangement with all the national press. It did seem like it worked from a campaign strategy perspective because he was able to dominate Friday morning's news cycle. He was. Although I think that there was a little bit of frustration inside the Booker campaign. Frustration might not be exactly the right word. But what happened with governor north home certainly stepped on that announcement pretty much from the afternoon on right? It up slightly did. And it's dominating the news cycle ever since. I mean one is that partly because it looked Ralph Northam. I think it's a very big story. I'm shocked. He hasn't stepped down yet. But is it hardly such a big story in leading all the news networks because there isn't anything else. Big going on, you know. Am I guess something accurately there? I think that that's certainly part of it. And I think the other part of it is well, this is a story that's taking place in Virginia. That's a critical state. It's also a story that every one of these potential candidates and declared candidates for the presidency were forced to respond to you know, Virginia is a critical state and the general election election map as you pointed out rightly so this is a historically diverse has candidates. So I think a lot of reporters in my shoes. Spent our Friday nights seeing okay? How are these candidates going to respond Hooghly on Castro? The former San Antonio mayor coming out the gate, very quickly Kamla Harris tweeting out very quickly some other folks not having a lot to say until the following day. So I think it was one of the first moments where this field was tested on how they went to these issues of race in this campaign. And I think that the answer was a resounding. He's got to go. Right. Absolutely one more question about the twenty two thousand field before we talk more about north in the next in the next segment. But ruby the next big announcement were expecting us from Elizabeth Warren later this week, it seems she'll be officially entering the race. What does it tell us about twenty nineteen and about politics that there are so many women running on the democratic side? And you know, I it's just taken for granted in a way. It's I don't see as many news stories about what it means for women to be running anymore because Hillary Clinton did blaze that particular trail. Warren wise the first major candidate in the race. She she nounce an exploratory committee on December thirty first on New Year's Eve. So when she made her first trip to Iowa as a potential twenty twenty candidate, and again, she's she's expected to launch her campaign for real so to speak next weekend. So, but when she first got into the race her first trip to Iowa a bunch of reporters Astor, what does it mean to you to be running as a woman, and she immediately sort of pivoted back to what was the central message of that trip? Which is I'm not a career politician. I didn't get in this race. Because because you know, I I live in wash. You know, I am a sort of part of the Washington establishment was expected to run. I'm in this fight because I've been fighting for working class families for years before I was even a Senator when I was bankruptcy expert. So she I found it really interesting the way she answered that question because she didn't engage on it at all. And I think she will more and more. Clearly she wanted to drive that message. During her first trip. But even if it doesn't mean something to the candidates necessarily wanted something they don't want to highlight. It means something to so many people. So I think it will be very interesting to see how she sort of bridges that going forward. Right. I that's what I'm really curious about as well. It means so much to so many people who are going to be watching this coverage. Both have so many women running to have so many Hispanic testimony African Americans in a spin it Kennedy's running. It is a it is a monumental change in our politics and into David's original point. We're, you know, there'll be stories that need to explore that as but policy. I think still has to stay front and center ruby. Thank you want on David please stick around. We're gonna talk about what the heck happened at that Ralph north impress conference yesterday. And why reporters didn't find about find his yearbook before? Now how much more coming up in just a moment. You know, what's not smart job boards that overwhelm you with tons of the wrong resumes. Luckily, there's a smarter way to hire at ZipRecruiter. Ziprecruiter's powerful matching technology finds the right people for you. And actively invites them to apply. It's no wonder that ZipRecruiter is rated number one by employers in the US this rating comes from hiring sites on trust pilot with over one thousand reviews and right now listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash probe. If you love this show show, your support to it ends up recruiter by going to ZipRecruiter dot com slash PR. OB? It was a tip from a concern to citizen. That's what led a far right wing website to go publish this photo from governor. Ralph Northerns nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook, regardless of the source, regardless of what website published at I it was important news newsroom. Scrambled to see if it was legit. And it was with hours, the CNN and other outlets had confirmed. The photo was real and now fast forward, today's frankly. Many journalists figured Northam would resign by now. Take a look at the front page of the newspaper in Richmond. This is the Richmond times dispatch on the left. You see the Saturday cover saying he was deeply sorry for the photo that on the right? Today's cover Sundays cover saying. Hey, maybe it wasn't me. What is going on Juana summers is back with me, and we're joined by Jackie Kusanagi CNN political analyst and Washington bureau chief of the Daily Beast as well as Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont who ran for president in two thousand four governor dean since you've been in this position as a governor of a state and. Or the chair of the DNC? What is your position what should north and do? Well, first of all I have never been in this position. I was I was governor. I apologize. Yes. You look. It's okay. I, you know, I don't know Ralph north of I believe he's a decent person. But I think he has to resign. I don't see. He's just can't be affective as a governor after something. Like this. The interesting thing about this. There are some parallels between this Franken who's a very decent. Smart Senator the ground is shifted under people's feed people do not gonna put up with this kind of stuff anymore. And so maybe they would have put up with it in the past. But they're not gonna put up with it. Now, I noticed you re tweeted Bama era healthcare ministries or administrator Andy Slavic, he wrote this on Twitter. He said if you've worn black face or you've repeatedly said President Obama was born in Africa. You should resign. The point here is clear, it's a remarkable President Trump's own racist. Do you see a double standard of play Howard? Oh, sure there is there on the Republicans. You know, they have no morals at all. I mean, the Republicans are happy to ask Ralph northern design. They have a much worse guy who's heading heading their party. It's ridiculous. I mean, this is not this is very similar to the cabinet. This is very similar. The cabinet appointment who got appointed with all nothing, but Republican votes, they don't care about this kind of stuff because they're base doesn't care about this kind of stuff. I think if there was a photo of cavenaugh like this it would have been different. But I'll leave it might. You might have been Jackie the obvious question here. How was this missed? How was this year book missed by the media for decades? It's a really interesting question. It's a fair question. I think it's safe to say that it's open season on yearbooks. Now. No matter what you're running for. I personally was quite surprised that a med school had a yearbook who knew, but it it not only for reporters, you would figured up. Researchers would have turned this. And yet it stayed Durman. And it's a reminder that a lot of the things that we need to go back to the library. We need to go back to these primary sources that might not be on the internet when you're vetting. These candidates is a good reminder going into twenty twenty that's for sure. This is one of those media stories. I don't think really should be a media story. You know? Yes. This came from afar, right wing website. Yes. There's a lot of that kind of stuff out there. But the photos real so it doesn't matter that it came from a tip from a concerned citizen. That's what the website told the Washington Post now at it. Absolutely. Doesn't matter. This is information that is pertinent to Virginia voters that bits to the core question of whether or not governor north Emma's fit to lead his state, the other thing that this really highlighted is. If you look at that press conference yesterday, you know, the governor also admitted that hey, he says now that he's not the person who appeared in that photo. He doesn't know who is. But he also admitted that he and another point had been in public and black face for a talent show when he portrayed Michael Jackson. So, but no matter what the source of this information is coming out. It has taught us a lot. It has given voters and the media relevant information to report. And I think that's only good thing. Good. A good thing let's pivot to one another big stories of the week. And howard. I want to get your take on this Howard Schultz, his book tour that was also flirtation with the presidential run. Look at some of these headlines about Schultz's rollout a lot of the criticism of him especially coming from the left Howard. What's your view of what shalt is doing? I think this is a vanity candidacy. I you know, I've met Howard children. And I think he's done some good things in his life. This is this is a fool's errand. And I blame one of the guys I like who's working for them. I blame Stephen Schmidt a little bit. There's no chance that Howard Schultz is going to win the presidency running as an independent all he can do is throw the election to Trump by peeling off some people who would otherwise vote for Democrats. So the Democrats aren't happy with them. The other problem is that he doesn't have he he's running on something that isn't got not going to be successful. I do not believe the next president United States is going to be a billionaire as just you know, they just it's gone onto long. And so, you know, he has no shot as an independent, and this appears to be vanity candidacy, and he doesn't have really a lot to say either. Is on rankings the Emma's on Reagan's for his book. You know book comes on Tuesday right now, it's barely even in the top one hundred. There does not seem to be a lot of interest from the public and going out there and buying what Scholtz is literally selling. And I wonder if that's an indication for him going forward. Jackie. There were a lot of great interviews with Scholtz this week. I mean on an individual level a lot of great interviews. But collectively did the national news media? Give him too much attention, perhaps perhaps in and he was he was putting himself out there quite a bit the other way to look at this on terms of his seriousness as a candidate is he doesn't seem to have a plan. There is news last week that he's going to start going to the early states. I hope one of these consultants told him he doesn't have a primary as an independent candidate is. So it it really is an end who's calling for to governor dean's point who says constituency who's calling for this? This candidacy, and that's something that you know, we should look at in terms of coverage as we go forward in this race. One allows word to you are journalists sometimes infatuated, by billionaire candidates for some reason, I think that could be a fair point as I was thinking about Howard Schultz considering writing I'm reminded of something that another billionaire Tom sire told me when he was still considering jumping into the presidential race himself. He told me in an interview that the presidential race is where the conversation about future of America's having. And so that's why he could see himself playing a role. And I think that they're I don't know. I think there are many different ways to play a role in that conversation. And it's been Howard Schultz has something to say that he wants to inject an he's choosing to do it in this manner. It seems. You know, I I said last word, but when asked Howard about that as well. I mean, we're exactly one year to the day from the Iowa caucuses. Do you have a sense Howard? You've prediction about what the feels going to look like a year from now. I I have a feeling center of the folks that are saying they're going to run will not actually be there in a year. Oh, sure. That's absolutely true. I mean, this the other thing is Howard Schultz has no platform until after the primaries over over this is insane to to try to do this. As far as all, our our feel I fully expect somewhere north of fifteen candidates. And I don't think most of them will make it to the starting line because you have to raise a lot of money, and you can't raise money in the Democratic Party anymore by taking huge amounts of money for a political action committee because you're gonna get crushed by the voters because they are furious about the corruption and Trump's administration. So they got if they can't raise money on the internet. They can't really run. So I expect after Iowa and Nevada New Hampshire and. South Carolina, which was the first four states. We'll probably see absolutely no more than five candidates heading into California. And if you had one bit of advice for covering the twenty twenty thousand field, obviously, you come from a position here a liberal position. What do you wanna see the press due to hold these candidates accountable? I do a better job than you did against Hillary Clinton. Don't make up news. New talking about come on. What what what news was made up? Our the news, for example, that the Canadian nickel mine that was supposedly being pushed by the Russians when the times inverted the time frame and never corrected it. There's a long list. I heard Jacqui and wanna interrupting Jackie what was your reaction to that. I just I mean, we covered Hillary Clinton fairly and thoroughly I can only speak for the Daily Beast. But I think there's a lot of unfair criticism, frankly that comes from the left and the right when it comes to Hiller, the the Trump and Hillary Clinton coverage there's a lot of you know, introspection that did go on about that race. But I think sometimes the criticism is unfair. Hey, there's still a lot of raw feelings that's for sure. Raw feelings about how two thousand sixteen was covered. And that is for real. All right, everybody. Thank you so much for being here. I really appreciate it quick break. And then an exclusive interview with Alexandra Cossio Cortez's inside her top aide or chief of staff, you're not gonna wanna miss this will be right back. You know, what's not smart job boards that overwhelmed with tons of the wrong resumes. Luckily, there's a smarter way to hire at ZipRecruiter. Ziprecruiter's powerful matching technology finds the right people for you. And actively invites them to apply. It's no wonder that ZipRecruiter is rated number one by employers in the US this rating comes from hiring sites on trust pilot with over one thousand reviews and right now listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash probe. If you love this show show your support to it ends at recruiter by going to ZipRecruiter dot com slash PR. OB? There's no doubt about it. Alexandria, Cossio Cortez or Eos Seaver short has true online power. She has more Twitter power than pretty much any politician is that President Trump according to this crowd tangled data published by axios. She's even past speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi is number of Twitter followers. She's all over Instagram as well. She's using Instagram sometimes live videos on Instagram to chat with voters Taff conversations. They answer questions, and she's also using Twitter and other platforms to challenge conservative media. Critics and to fire back at them. But does her online power translate to political power? How her aides trying to make sure it does translate? Let's talk about it which way Kat chocolate bardy. He's a chief of staff to and he's joining me now from Washington shakeout. I'm really curious about what your last month is been working with her as a freshman congresswoman, how would you describe the first month? Oh, it's a whirlwind. I guess I mean, we didn't. Expect to show up into a government shutdown. So that sort of through everything off the off the rails. Right. But it's been exciting. You know, like Alexandria no- all the team that came in with her. We worked on the campaign. We worked hard to try to get here and try to get stuff done. So it's been great to actually be here and try to put forth law. The big ideas that she campaigned on into the whole power, as you know, as you know, better than most Fox News and other right wing outlets talk about AO see more than they talk about practically anyone on planet earth. There was a headline the other day from one of the FOX talking heads saying she doesn't think AO see is accessible in real life. You know, maybe an online life, but not in real life. What's your reaction to that? How are you trying to translate her Twitter audience, for example, into policy and actually making change? Well, I think the thing does exciting about the way Alexandra uses Twitter is she does make it about policy. Right. Like, she turned. She changed the entire debate on taxes in this country. Matter of days, she made green new deal the forefront of every single presidential candidates brains. Right. Everyone's having to respond to this stuff. Trying to say that Twitter power is not real life power is like trying to say that you know, someone going on TV and making a case or putting out Bernie's entertainment Medicare for all is not real powers dumb. Does not translate into real life. These are real policies. That's put she's pushing on Twitter, and she's using taxis. Sorry, you mentioned taxes. That's the sixty minutes interview. Right. Exactly sits down with her in early January. She talks about a seventy percent tax on the tenth Dow ten million dollar, and I agree with you. She has changed the tax debate. How strategic was that on your all's part? So the way that Alexandria uses social media, you know, one of the things she's they will do is. She's able to do things very quickly because she has a pulse on where the people are used as a way to basically Pierce the veil on things that everybody agrees on it. And things that a lot of people already. You know, the the people are already there on taxes. The polls show that it was overwhelming number of Americans want to have. Taxes on the rich. And then what she does with social media. She just says these things other people afraid to say and all of a sudden it creates a moment because she's not actually having seventy percent tax isn't a new idea. We had back in the sixties people have been sort of wanting to have this happen. It's been bubbling at the surface, and she's able to use her platform to suddenly give voice and give it power and turn into an actual policy and political debate. And the the thing that she really does. I think is incredible social media. She educates. Right. The reason Democrats have been scared about talking about raising taxes on the rich is they're afraid that they're not actually going to be able to educate the public on what marginal tax rates are. Well, Alexandria, just did that. And she took the Republicans attach. She basically showed how the Republicans have been making kind of a bad faith argument on taxes for years by trying to claim that somehow a seventy percent marginal tax rate will affect the working class year. And she said, no, that's not true. We're just talking about your ten million dollar here. Right. And so that's that's I think the real peace everyone talks about she's good at social media should not go. It's not about social media. She's gonna communicating and she's good at taking a message and actually educating people in Gainesville to realize how these very complex policies work. I've noticed that some Trump fans have compared him in favorable terms to Cossio Cortes, complimenting her social media prowess and his social media prowess. But when I brought this up on last week. So I asked if there was anything Trumpy and about her USA social media. She replied on Twitter. She said, quote, I think we use social media very differently. She comparing to Trump, what's your view? How do you see it? Yeah. I think that's absolutely true. I think I think Trump uses social media as a way to get to people's lowest common denominator. He used to incite fear. He talks about simplistic ideas. He started rhyming wall with fall and becomes a Dr Seuss of of social media Alexander's, actually using social media, explain complex policy ideas and try to build a move. Around real solutions. Right. And she engages in discourse with the people that are talking to on social media. So just because I'll grant that Trump has been affective on social media, and she's been affective on social media. That's like saying does to different people been affected on TV. They have the same tactics. And that's not true. This headline might have made you smile from politico. This was a piece titled why Trump's super fans dig AO see Representative Matt gaetz was quoted saying I aspire to be the conservative Eos. See, what's your reaction? You got any advice for them? I mean, you know, save advice that she would probably give as like beer and try to try to stay above the fray, like sh actually talk about policy actually, tried to have a real debate. And that's what she's trying to do. She she's taking big ideas. Really, bold, ideas, things that are sweeping ideas, and and putting the forefront. So if you don't have the content social me is not going to help you. I noticed my colleague D'Arcy making the point the other day that it he has a symbiotic relationship with her critics, they dunk on her. She dunks. Back on them. So what is your all's FOX strategy. Do you? And her talk about how to handle Fox News. Whether to go on Fox News, for example, look, so she's she's got an incredible. I think ability to figure out when to to engage with kind of conservative critics, and she does it every time that she can advance the conversation on some sort of topic. Right. So what you'll often do we saw with seventy percent marginal tax rate. Right. We also saw it with the way that FOX. And a lot is conservative media outlets were trying to focus on her looks and focus on on our style and clothing, and she uses those moments to try to reveal a larger bias in a larger systemic problem in conservative media. So she doesn't just, you know, dunk for the sake of dunking everytime. She dunks. She'll take to try to bring the composition of about something. That's the stomach we wrong or systemically a problem. So their strategy. That's that's what I've seen. But I was curious for your perspective. Thanks so much for being on. Sure. Thank you. Coming up here on reliable. Sources President Trump says he's a defender of the free press. Really? He said that we're going to talk about his recent interviews and why they've gone into overtime right after this. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Our friends at Zanny optical offer, a huge variety of high quality stylish frames and state of the art optics starting at just six ninety five. You can get multiple frames with this great pricing for less than one pair. Elsewhere start building your eyewear wardrobe from the comfort of your own home at Zanny dot com. With the latest trends in eyewear available in hundreds of frame styles and materials there isn't a better way to change it up for every season. Plus Xeni offers prescription sunglasses that incredible prices. Visit Xeni today at Xeni dot com slash CNN. That's Z E N N, I dot com slash CNN. President Trump not ruling out another government shutdown. That's one of the headlines from his Super Bowl Sunday interview with CBS Trump has been leading his recent interviews, go into overtime talking to the New York Times for nearly ninety minutes, for example, times publisher AG Salzburger was there. He tried to reason with Trump saying your making conditions more dangerous for journalists all around the world by claiming fake news all the time and Trump just talked right past in saying I'm treated badly, I'm treated badly. But look at this particular exchange. The United States. The occupants of of your office historically, have been the greatest defenders free press and flip in Latium to I want to be I want to be. Well, every day's a new day every new new chance, I guess for the president to be a defender of the free press. His media critiques are predictable at this point. You can read some of them here from the times interview. Notably says local TV's really great to him. While the national networks are terrible. But the point in the times interview over and over again as they says he's doing a great job that he deserves better coverage that comes through in the CBS interview was well, let's talk about it with David zero Wicca the Baltimore Sun. He is back with me now this relationship between Trump and the times, we know it's twisted. But it is remarkable to see the times publisher trying to get through to Trump about these media dangers. Yeah. Brian. That's the most important thing about this interview. I mean, the questions were very good people, really good reporters. Trump. Trump was the great reflector as I think Chris Cuomo once called him. It doesn't matter if you put them you can't pin them down as a matter of fact, the times ran a piece the next day. The interview ran on thirty first on February. I they had a piece. That near the end said it's very hard to pin down which admitted they had a problem. But the important thing you put your finger on about this interview. I think is the actions of the publisher souls burger, I when Trump as I read a Trump wanted to go to dinner with him off the record the talk about the relationship, and he said, no, let's do an interview with. Yes with reporters. Brian. This is a great model for every publisher in America because you know, every night of the week somebody who doesn't like something in a newspaper is asking publisher to go to dinner with them and talk off the record. This says, no, let's do it publicly, and it's really smart business because so's burger gets all the traffic for the website by having this interview that day, but more importantly in a moral sense. For the press we get to see him publicly confronting any did it in a polite respectful way for the office of the presidency confronting Trump. About what he's been saying about the press and the problems it is causing for a free press in for democracy. I mean, you know, I'm not God bless sills. Burger forty did. That's the most important thing about this interview and four times than Trump says, I'm sort of entitled to one good story in the New York Times because I grew up in New York that was revealing also and at the end he tells his aides when they call Maggie Haberman. Peter Baker let me speak to them. Also, really interesting. Let's look at this morning's interview, this is a President Trump sitting down with CBS's Margaret Brennan watch. How Trump says excuse me when he feels like he's being challenged by Brennan. What surprise you about some of the questions that Robert Muller asked you? We'll look the Russia thing was a hoax. I have been tougher on Russia than any president maybe ever. But then any president we will win into to the investigation that the special counsels conducting thirty four people have been charged here. Okay. You ready? Okay. You're ready of the thirty four people many of them were bloggers from scou- or they were people that had nothing to do with me had nothing to do with what they're talking about. Or there were people that that got caught telling a fib or telling a lie. I always love seeing the president faced with the facts, you know, when a journalist tells them the truth makes them wrestle with the truth. And you see responser excuse me, excuse me. He doesn't want to have to hear it. Let's look ahead David to the state of the union because it is finally on Tuesday night. And fact, I can is going to be a real issue here. The president has been much more deceptive in year two than in your one has line is getting a lot worse. So do you think broadcasters have to get a lot better about fact checking in exchanges or after speeches, Brian, I think cables ahead a broadcaster broadcast news, not surprisingly? And I think the fact checking has been better, and I know from talking to people who are involved in it, they're busting their behinds trying to do. There busting their brains trying to figure out better ways, and you can see it on the screen. It is getting better. But here's the thing about the state of the union that I think is going to be great, the, you know, tell you, and I both know visuals matter more than anything else on television more than anything. He's going to say unless he calls a national emergency or something like that the image of Nancy Pelosi standing behind him over him literally with that Gav. Right. I don't know how he's going to deal with that. And you know, you you gotta believe he's not going to stand there after she denied him and made him only come on her terms to that chamber that visual is going to speak volumes. I think especially to women in this country. Who felt who feel rightfully I think that President Trump has not been especially sensitive women's issues having her in that position of power that was very generous of you to say. View to say it that way this lot more to get to including the Intel chiefs. How unsettling it is to know that the Intel chiefs are contracting Trump on everything? But I want to ask you about something positive before you go you review, the new Mr. Rogers documentary, it is premiering on television this coming week on HBO PBS. What is the lesson from Mr. Rogers in this day and age, Brian I did it for an escape from politics. One week. I swear I when I talked to my head or so, let's take a break. But this is what I watched it. I realized how incredibly unneighborly this country had had had become and I realized that Mr. Rogers was in many ways the end tip assists of President Trump. He's modest he spiritual. He's quiet. He's empathetic. I won't give you the edges for Trump. We all know what those are. But it's a different version of masculinity that he offers to America, you know, and under Super Bowl Sunday where it's all left one fifty trucks and alcohol and big guys. It's really I think I'm not saying Mr. Rogers is the only version of masculinity. But I think it's time in this country for seeing it, and that's why I think this this documentary that are Saturday night is so important in why it did twenty two million dollars at the box office in release you. That huge documentaries. It's called won't you be my neighbor. It is wonderful. I haven't seen the primary next Saturday. David. Thanks so much giving us a preview. Thank you, Brian. And as we mentioned state of the union, it's finally here. It's this Tuesday. It is President Trump's biggest audience of the year. It'll be his biggest ratings of end of the year. Live coverage starts here Tuesday night. Eight pm eastern time on CNN up next year a writer and an editor who both say their publication has been dented by demand for pro-trump coverage why they quit red-state next. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. Is there any room left for critical coverage of President Trump on the right, as you know, the weekly standard recently shut down on Friday. There were reports about to Washington Examiner reporters leaving for apparently unsavory anti-trump sentiments. And also this week a red state writer and red state editor issued a call for consistency saying they were quitting because they felt well actually it's have them. Explain it in their own words, Kimberly Ross is the former red Sates senior contributor Andrea Ruth is a former contributing editor we're working on Andrea a signal. So Kimberly, let me go to you first. What happened? What went wrong red state? Well, we have been both of us have been there for a while. And it had just been declining since Trump, I guess ascended to the White House thrown in two thousand sixteen but more specifically in April of last year. There was a what we call a purge and one of the editors in many of the writers who are Trump critics were let go without any warning. An whilst Salem did say it was a financial decision. I believe in. Andrea does as well that it was ideological in nature, and especially since then we've noted you notice even more of a decline toward pushing back against those who are critical Trump in any way, and we decided to leave and we wanted to make a clear statement on. That's why we wrote this piece enter you describe this as a purge that happened of a voices that were more skeptical or critical of Trump is is there room left on the right four tough accountability journalism about the president. I think that that's exactly what people are kinda. Wanting and needing conservative media's role is to. Call it the other side's, bad ideas, and keep our own side honest, and when you're dealing with aside, and especially Trump who has definite issues with the truth. I think you absolutely do have a place in conservative media for being critical of Republicans. But but is there an audience for that? If there was more of an audience wasn't there me more of a vibrant? You know media ecosystem for that. I guess I I honestly don't you can't go into details of numbers and things like that. I think what red state fell into particularly is click pay journalism. So in my experience, at least, I think there seems to be room for that. But of course, with Facebook and Twitter and things like that. We're still dealing with this landscape and trying to figure it out. And Kimberly Salem media is the owner of red state as well as a number of other conservative media brands have you heard anything from them since resigning publicly. I'm Howard me things from Salem or any of its other brands seen some low back on I guess social media about how we shouldn't have maybe done what we did in. That were traders and sell outs because we did. But again, I have no pets, and I don't think Andrea does either. I think it's a statement that needs to be made, and we need to push for more consistency in especially conservative media. On your all species up on the bulwark dot com. That's where you can read the full open letter, Kimberly. Andrea thank you both for being here. I appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you. And it's an ongoing issue. Really interesting issue about the state of conservative media a little break here. And then a preview of tonight's big game. And why it's such an important moment for the news business and for the media business will right back. 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Nothing else in America gets one hundred million plus viewers all together for the same thing at the same time. Nothing else even comes close. So it's the biggest TV ratings day of the year and huge for advertisers to this year for the first time. The Washington Post is running an ad it's narrated by Tom Hanks, airing some time in the fourth quarter. Saw be looking out for that. We get into all of this and much more in this week's reliable sources podcast check it out through apple or Spotify your favorite app, and we'll have a complete recap of the media have minds in a post game edition of the reliable sources newsletter or out of time here on TV. We'll see you right back here. This time next week. File number DR, two nine five seven seven one the unsolved murder of Elizabeth short. The blackout yet. You may have heard of the black Dahlia it was the name given to Elizabeth short. 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"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of affordable eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five visits any today at Zanny dot com slash CNN. Happening now breaking news not backing down despite a chorus of calls for him to step down. After the discovery of shocking photo in his medical school yearbook. Virginia's governor is holding onto his job pleading for time to prove he's not a racist. Even as the man who may replace him faces a growing controversy of his own between a rock and a hard place. The new CNN poll shows most Americans don't want the president to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. But can the president of four to disappoint? His base Willie. Make an announcement during his state of the union address tomorrow night executive time, a new report based on leaked White House information shows the president's spending about sixty percent of his schedule in unstructured so-called executive time where he's free to watch TV and tweet the White House insists he's the most productive president in history and Putin supersonic nukes after president loops this suspend a key nuclear treaty. Russia's ladder. Putting boob said developing powerful the weapons including nuclear tip supersonic missile. That would be extremely difficult to intercept. I'm wolf Blitzer. You're in the situation room. This is CNN. Breaking new Reggie news. Even as calls for him to resign echo from all directions. After the discovery of a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. Virginia governor Ralph northbound is begging for more time to show he's not a bigot. And a source says he's told his cabinet. He doesn't wanna leave office as a racist for life. And as President Trump gets ready for tomorrow night's state of the union address, which was postponed during the government shutdown. Aides say he'll appeal for bipartisanship, but sources from both parties say the president's demand for billions in border wall. Funding is the biggest obstacle right now to averting another shutdown just twelve days from now off with democratic congressman Akeem Jeffries of the judiciary committee and our correspondents and analysts are standing by with full coverage. But let's begin with this real political firestorm surrounding Virginia's governor after the discovery of a racist yearbook photo he's resisting. Of calls for him to step down. Even as entire the entire story becomes even more complex siennas. Ryan nobles is joining us from Richmond Virginia right now. So what's the very latest ryen? Fobel right now, there's been seventy two hours since those racist photos and Ralph Northerns yearbook emerged and the governor right now is attempting to hold onto power. We're told today in a private meeting with his cabinet. He begged them to give him more time to make the case that he's not one of the two people in this photo. He said he does not want to leave office branded as a racist for life. Well, it's not me. Tonight. Virginia's governor remains an office clinging to a very thin. Shred of power. As protesters took to his office to demand resignation. Ralph Northam was inside huddled with his cabinet officials in top aides inside the room north was emotional as he made a plea for more time and space to make the case that he is not one of the two people in this racist photo that appeared under his name in his medical school yearbook complicating the controversy, the man who would replace Northam is facing problems of his own Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax forced to call an impromptu press conference to respond to reports of a woman accusing him of sexual assault at the two thousand four democratic national convention acclaim Fairfax vehemently denied that did not happen. There was no no contact whatsoever. This thing was not only from in the planet Mars that didn't happen. It's a claim that Washington Post investigated before Fairfax's inauguration that paper decided not to run the story at the time today, though, the post writing, quote, the Washington Post and phone calls to people. Who knew Fairfax from college law school and through political circles found no similar complaints of sexual misconduct against him without that or the ability to corroborate the women's account in part because she had not told anyone what had happened. The Washington Post did not run a story Jordan's attempt to overcome the criticism from the release of the pictures was highlighted by dramatic and often uncomfortable weekend press conference where the governor made the argument that he knew he wasn't in the photo because he didn't remember taking it. But he specifically remembered another time where he did Don black face to appear as Michael Jackson at a dance. Contest I dressed in a. What's his name Saint Michael Jackson, skewed me? That's why I have pay him with me. I had the shoes I had a globe. And I used this a little bit of shoe polish to put under my all, my cheeks, and the reason I used a very little bit is because I don't know if anybody's ever tried that, but you cannot get shoe polish off and then resisted the temptation to moonwalk during the heated presser. Appropriate circumstance. My wife says inappropriate circumstances north from his struggled to explain his role in the production of the yearbook which was published in one thousand nine hundred four and contained several other racist and objectionable photos, including other classmates in black face my life, and the press conference did not win him any new support instead leading many to renew their calls for him to step down and despite his calls for resignation from every corner of Virginia's government north is still signaling. He has no plans to resign. And it seems that decision will be his alone to make as the state's Republican speaker. Kirk Cox media, clear impeachment was not on the table. Now. He's soon teach men that's a very high standard. And so I think that's why we've called for the rest of the nation. We have that's what the governor does. I think that would obviously be less pain for everyone. And to be clear the controversy surrounding both north and the Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax have complicated this situation. But we're told tonight that Fairfax will approach the accusations against him much differently than north. I'm dead. He is prepared to mount a passionate defense of these accusations against him because he simply believes they are not true, and he is willing to defend himself. Now, we are also told that the governor is very concerned about those around him his appointees his cabinet and staff members so far tonight wolf, none of those cabinet members have said were even threatened to resign their posts, which leads us to believe that north should be able to hold on for at least the time being. Well, I we'll see what happens Ryan nobles in Richmond Virginia for us. Thank you and just a day after saying he likes having acting cabinet secretaries around President Trump is now moving to make a one of them permanent. That comes as the crams Fers state of the union address amid lots of questions about his scheduling, let's go to our. Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta for the very latest. Jim. We'll residents spent another day behind closed doors as he years up for tomorrow state of the union address. He did make one big announcement as you said in selecting the acting interior secretary and former oil lobbyists David Bernhardt to take on that job permanently. The president's schedule has become part of the news in recent days with the White House pushing back on a report that he's spending too much time in what's been called executive time. Looking to get the administration back on track after a costly government shutdown. Aides say President Trump, we'll try something different in Tuesday's state of the union speech appeal for bipartisanship. It's going to call for an end to the politics resistance, retribution and call for more comedy CO MIT, y president is telling reporters, he simply can't understand. Why Democrats would want to impeach him? Given the job. He's done. The only way they can win because they can't win. The election is to bring out the artificial way of impeachment. And the problem is you can't impeach somebody for doing the best job of any president in the history about country for the first two years. But a new CNN poll finds Mr. Trump's job approval at a cringe-worthy forty percent as the public is adamantly against the idea of the president declaring a national emergency to build his border wall by contrast. It's house speaker Nancy Pelosi who bested Mr. Trump in their showdown whose numbers are on the rise above where they were before the shutdown. Don't tell the president that one. Well, I think that she was very rigid, which I would expect, but I think she's very bad for our country with Democrats feeling emboldened. There's another battle looming over whether the president would authorize the release of special. Counsel Robert Muller's findings in the Russian investigation. Would you make the Miller report public because you say there's nothing in there? Coming up to the anyway, though, totally up to them to do. Even the Muller reports said it had nothing to do with the campaign. That's a strange response as the Muller report hasn't even been released. The president has plenty of time to study up on the issue the new site axios found the president has spent about sixty percent of his scheduled time in what's called executive time. The unstructured and largely unmonitored part of his day. That's used for tweeting watching TV and talking to advisors on the phone in response to that stunning leak of closely guarded information. The White House said while the president spends much of his average day scheduled meetings events in calls. There is time to allow for a war creative environment that has helped make him the most productive president in modern history. Doesn't know what he's doing? Three hundred eighty eight people have access to that broader schedule very few have access to the the other thing. But Democrats are pouncing wondering what happened to Mr. Trump's boasts about his stamina. She doesn't have the look she doesn't have the stamina I said, she doesn't have the stamina. And I don't believe she does have the stamina one decision. The president has made in recent days. It's been tap White House. Dr Ronnie Jackson is chief medical advisor, even though allegations at the physician has been abusive toward colleagues are under investigation at the Pentagon. But the president likes the doctor who praised Mr. Trump's health last year. He's is incredibly good genes. And it's just so I got mating. Now's what the president's moved to offer the job of interior secretary to the current acting secretary in that job, Mr. Trump, as you know, wolf as a number of officials in acting roles these days from his attorney general to his Defense Secretary to even as White House chief of staff, and it makes you wonder what with all that executive time. Why does he have so many officials in acting positions in his administration will good question? All right. Jim Acosta, thank you very much. Joining us. Now, congressman I came Jeffries of New York. He's a member of the judiciary committee is also the chairman of the House Democratic caucus congressman thanks so much for joining us anything wolf, thanks for having me. So when the news about the racist photo, I broke you immediately called on governor north them to step down have any of his various explanations for how that photo ended up in his yearbook page has any of that done anything to change your mind, not at all. And I continue to stand with those of my colleagues in the Virginia congressional delegation as well as the two senators from Virginia who have made it clear that. That the governor has lost the capacity to really bring the Commonwealth of junior together and to move the state forward, given the divisiveness that is now unfortunately connected to him. And therefore, I think that the best thing to do for the Commonwealth. The best thing to do for the country really at this point would be for the governor to resign. Do the right thing and to allow us to all come together. Is there anything you think congressman you could say or do at this point the convince you maybe he should stay on? Well, I think what's troubling. Is that the explanation that he provided made the situation worse? Not better. He acknowledged essentially that he had actually engaged in some form of black face at in connection with what he had done in terms of this, Michael Jackson and personnel situation. And then also demonstrated some familiarity with respect to shoe polish. And the reason why shoe polish shouldn't be applied in. Fashions because it's harder to remove. So the whole thing is assaulted situation. And if you even look at his undergraduate yearbook and the name that was given to him Conan is deeply offensive as well. And so this is an unfortunate situation, we have enough divisiveness in this country. We should be trying to bring people together. Not tearing us apart. We want to move the country forward not turn back the clock. And a government is not in a position to do that right now. Do you think he appreciates how serious offensive all that picture and everything else around? It really is. It's not clear, and there's a lot of pain that is caused by the images that were brought to light both in terms of the black face as well. As of course, the image of someone in a KKK uniform in nineteen Eighty-four would have been offensive enough in nineteen sixty four, but certainly in a year when Jesse Jackson was first running for president Howard Washington had already been elected the previous year as the first. African American mayor Dr king's holiday had been signed off on a few years prior to that. It's just shocking thing that this will take place, and we also have to start the question what was going on at that medical school? Why would the medical school sign off on this yearbook and deem any of those images appropriate? Why were the people who graduated with the governor silent for so many years in the face of what obviously was a bigoted and divisive image. That was apparently proudly displayed in all the places throughout the yearbook. In addition to the governor's page, very important points. Indeed, congressman let me turn to some other important issues while I have you the border security negotiations are underway right now between Democrats and Republicans in the house and Senate. What are Democrats going to do if the negotiations fail over the next few days in President Trump, declares a national emergency in order to find money for his? Border wall. We'll have the highest degree of confidence that the appropriate is who on the conference committee gonna try as hard as they can to find a bipartisan resolution working with Republicans in the house as well as Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, we support twenty-first-century border security will we'll into invest in additional infrastructure along our legal ports of entry. Invest in additional personnel. Particularly as it relates the customs agents who are understaffed as well as the coast guard, and bolster their capacity to interdict drugs and other forms of contraband that come into our waterways with certainly are willing to invest in additional technology sensors drones scanners satellites enhanced communication capability, the things that the experts have said would make a difference in terms of improving our border security, and we're hopeful that our colleagues on the other side of the out will engage in this evidence based discussion. And if that, in fact is the case we. Can come to an agreement that I think the president would be hard pressed not to sign into law. Yeah. He, but he says he keeps insisting there's gotta be money in there for a wall. Whether it's the steel slasher, whatever there's gotta be money for a wall. And we'll see what happens over the next few days. You guys got a tough challenge ahead of you, congressman Jeffries of New York. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. So as well. All right up next. There's more breaking news the Virginia. Governor Ralph north Mus resisting lots of calls for him to resign. After the discovery of a racist yearbook photo in a source now says he's asked me for time to prove he's not a bigot. And after President Trump moves the suspended nuclear treaty, Russia's Vladimir Putin move to developed a powerful new weapons, including a nuclear tip supersonic missile. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Our friends at Zanny optical offer, a huge variety of high quality stylish frames and state of the art optics starting at just six ninety five. You can get multiple frames with this great pricing for less than one pair. Elsewhere start building your eyewear wardrobe from the comfort of your own home at Zanny dot com. With the latest trends in eyewear available in hundreds of frame styles and materials there isn't a better way to change it up for every season. Plus is any offers prescription sunglasses at incredible prices. Visit Xeni today at Xeni dot com slash CNN. That's Z E N N, I dot com slash CNN. Rickie news after the discovery of a racist yearbook photo, the Virginia governor Ralph north is seeking more time to show. He's not a bigot. In a source says he's told his cabinet. He doesn't wanna leave office as a racist for life. Joining us now where senior political commentator John casick is a former Ohio governor former congressman former Republican presidential candidate governor, thanks so much for joining us. So should governor north step down? Well, I think he he has to I think is probably just a matter of time with the people around him. I don't know what the thoughts are in in his head. But the problem is there's so much confusion and double statements misstatements and the bottom line is he's he's just not going to be effective. And I understand that he wants to get out there and try to clear his name and I'm for Rehill rehabilitation tour, but you can't do it from the governor's office. I I just think you have much more responsibility. When something like this happens to make sure that you're putting the people I and look snow, great joy to have to say this to say, these kinds of things and and wolf, you know, at the end of the day. You know, we're going to have to figure out in the midst of all these things that turn up all the time where it is grace where it is forgiveness where does another chance lie, and there is another chance for him. But I don't think he can achieve that by holding this office. So you don't think he could wait for the scandal to blow over I don't think it is wolf in. And the problem is they're so divided. I mean when you have both Democrats senators and Senator Warner is that really a terrific guy. You know him he's conducted himself. Well, he wouldn't quickly say something like this. You hear you heard from gentlemen from the Virginia congressional delegation. He made very good points. The legislature itself wants him to leave. So it's hard enough to try to get people to pass your agenda. But when something like this is hanging over you. You have to ask yourself at the end of the day. Am I serving the public here? Or am I trying to do something to redeem myself, and I'm all for redemption. I mean, we go through as governor we'd have to go through and figure out who committed crimes, and can we give them part of their life back. I mean, that's just for people who committed crimes, but for normal folks who make terrible mistakes, we want to give them a chance to look at the body of you know, with their life Senate about, but these are things this kind of thing is so difficult so difficult. I don't see how he's going to survive this and get anything done, and it's hard enough to get things done when you got sky high approval ratings, let alone this problem another sensitive issue governor early eleven days away, as you know, from yet another potential government shutdown if congress is unable to raise an agreement on border security funding, should the president declare a national now, this is to find the money wolf, this is really just crazy. And I've been saying. They will not have another shutdown. I think what's happening is the president's trying to figure out some way out of this. I'd like to think that this bipartisan group can get together and give him something, you know, give him something. Everybody's for border security. The question is gotta have this wall. Like if he doesn't have this wall. Somebody's going to criticize him. I mean, you know, figure out how to get this done wolf. And if he declares some sort of an national emergency, you know, it's going to go to court Republicans are going to be very concerned about it. Because you know, you can't have unlimited executive power having been an executive. I liked executive power. But the problem is there are just limited to it. And what will happen is they'll go to court they'll block them in and they'll move on in. But what a messy way to get through. This shouldn't have happened to begin with wolf it just should not have happened. But I will say this people do want that border to be protected, but you know, in the twenty first century, there is other ways to do it that could be more. Effective than I've got to have this certain, you know, four letter word wall. I mean, come on. Let's just hope there isn't another government shutdown. It was so many people. I hope not I hope I hope you're right governor Casey, thanks so much for joining us. I'll see you tomorrow night. I'll see here for our coverage of the state of the union address. All right. The president. Meanwhile, our political experts they are here as well. We have lots to discuss lots on the breaking news guy. Stick around. We'll continue this conversation in the mall. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. Tonight. We're learning more about today's cabinet meeting are called by the embattled Virginia democratic governor. Ralph north on these refusing to resign despite the revelation of a racist photo on his page of a nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook. At a source tells CNN north I'm told his cabinet. He doesn't want to leave offices quote a racist for life. Let's bring in our political experts. We'll talk about how this crisis is playing out and Cornell William Brooks here. Former president CEO of the NWC P teaching at Harvard right now you live in Virginia. You know, these these players in this whole debate. Yes. Yes. And I am as shocked Zion disappointed. I cast a ballot for both the governor and Lieutenant governor. But his what I'll note a couple of points about. We're news weird. You have a meandering noon walking explanation series of explanations and apologies. It undermines the credibility of the government. So we're he seeks redemption. In forgiveness, the price of forgiveness, and redemption is candor and honesty where he asserts in one apology that he is either dresses, a clansman would dress engineering black face in subsequent explanation and apology. He suggests he's not to prison who's engineered black face were the clansman. But in fact, Michael Jackson in black face. This is intolerable. And as a consequence a majority of overwhelming majority of Democrats across the country and Virginia believe he has to go. He has to go. He's not in a position to govern. Is there anything you could do to? Reclaim this credibility is moral authority and stay on as governor. It would be hard for me to imagine that because the price of redemption is being caned in on us. In other words, people across the Commonwealth wrestling with the notion of forgiveness, but forgiveness is the moral choice of those offended. It is not the political entitlement of those. Who calls offense? And so you're not entitled to the office of governor, you're not entitled to people's forgiveness. If you wanna show contrition step down be candid about what happened tell the truth. He seems to think I'd be that he could maybe ride this out. And maybe the scandal will go away. Yeah. Even though he's done nothing. But make it worse in the days since this. I emerge. I this is really an extraordinary thing. Because I as as as the doctor said just a moment ago, he went from saying, I am one of these people to saying, no, I'm not. But I was someone else in black face at one point. I mean, that's that's we're dick euless for a lot of reasons. But I think for voters in Virginia they're looking at the situation, and they're thinking, you know, if I suspected that someone might have been dressed in black face. I wouldn't want them to be elevated to the position of governor to know that that a person would have done this at some point in their past. I think a lot of people are saying, I definitely don't think that. Person should have been elevated to the position of governor. So it's not that there is no forgiveness in his future. But that a lot of people are saying, this is not the promotion that someone who made these kinds of choices in the past ought to have. And at this point. I don't see many people many Democrats are really anyone out there in the political sphere giving him much of a break here. I think a lot of people want to put this behind them, which is one of the reasons why he's just had a hard time getting past this particular moment, especially after that press conference increase you wrote a port McCullum and see dot com. Why real north of thinks he could wait out his black face scandal. He's wrong. Yeah. I mean, it touches on a lot of what I be in Cornell said which is you have a situation in which I don't know that that photo emerges, icy it Friday on my phone, and I think well, presumably he's one of those people, and if he is that's it for his political his current political life. If there was a. Chance politically speaking to save himself. I don't think there was. But if there was one the press conference on Saturday, theoretically, if you look at the way in which you think theoretically could have been at you say, you know, what muck. No, I'm not going to make excuses. I it was wrong. Then it's wrong. Now, I should've I should've been clear you be as transparent as possible. The press conference both to abbey's point both the well, actually, I said it was me. But it's actually in retrospect, I now remember remember, it wasn't me that doesn't seem to me. Like, the kind of thing. You would forget number one. And number two, the whole thing it may seem dumb, and I know people laugh at it. But the whole do you still know how to moonwalk in? He looks as though if his wife is not there. He's going to moonwalk see early try suggests to me he does not understand the gravity of the hurt. He has caused and the political danger. He is in. So I think he can try to I get I get his explanation. I don't want to be seen as a racist. But but the reality is you don't always get to choose when you make choices in you. Don't get to choose how things end necessarily free. And I don't think he's going to get to choose. How this one I think he has to resign. And I think. More slowly probably than he should. He was coming to that real. But this isn't about him anymore. Right. This is about this is about voters in the Commonwealth. This is about this crop of twenty twenty. And it's the most diverse field in recent memory. I don't think any Democratic Party would want this person to be the Representative in Virginia in recent in recent times, they I don't think, but in particularly when you have the crop that is running in twenty twenty in a state that is still very purple, and they are trying to attract one of the more diverse populations to vote for them. So he really is in an impossible situation here on a lot of different lists. Governor to personally, right? Just I do what do you think? He is someone who's impressed me with us. He's a smart lawyer, very well respected, wonderful family. And so they will great many people who thought that this might be a happy historic in happy ending on the sense of Justin. Fairfax the descendant of slaves. Ascending to the governor's mansion in the wake of this kind of tragedy. So I just. You can't be this is Jackie made me think of this. It's route north is the governor of a state. There's only fifty of them you have to be able to go out wherever you, go, Roanoke. Richmond northern Virginia title, Tidewater, you have to go out and be able to say I was elected to represent you. I have you don't say this. And so, but I have the moral authority to say, I can represent you. I understand your hopes dreams your fears, your anxieties, and whether that's an economic development nothing many things not having to do with race. You can't do that. If you're him. Now, not only because the first question asked of him at every event will be why haven't you resigned? But because you have you have four fitted that moral. I don't wanna say Heidrun both that moral certitude that is required to say. I alone can lead this the state this town, whatever offices. He doesn't have any more. You just don't get that back. I think about Charlottesville. Yeah. Exactly. Like coming out of Charlotte in wake of Charlottesville the. Neo Nazis, white nationalist marching through the streets. Same blacks, replace Jews won't replace us. At that moment, we will counting on the president of the United States in the end, the governor of the Commonwealth Virginia to speak to to the the the the more quiescence, and you can't have a governor that is compromised this, right, and he's compromised not merely with African Americans. But with all of the folks represent the Commonwealth of the future that is the same. If it is this purple state, the southern state in the mid Atlantic. Now. Hold on for one moment. We've got a lot more coming up right after this. The right sheets can take your sleep and your style to the next level with bollandbranch the upgrade has never been more Ford -able every set is crafted from one hundred percent organic cotton. They get softer and softer over time. 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Only Minnesota went from Mondale five hundred twenty five electoral votes. Democrats shouldn't be too excited. Right. I mean, I think that there's no question that Donald Trump is engaged as he prepares is preparing to run for reelection. But I hear from a lot of people particularly Democrats who've crowing that no matter who that they nominate they are going to beat him because he's so damaged. I think he's hugely divisive. Don't think we're looking at a repeat of Reagan's reelection. And even though Reagan summers were below Trump's. I think the numbers are very locked in as it relates Trump. But I just don't rule him out for the same reason that I learned on November eighth twenty sixteen which is every thing that we used as a measure money message polling to suggest who would win said Hillary Clinton would win. So the Donald Trump demonstrated and appeal to a national electorate, I don't know that he can do it again. But but I'm not ready at this point to say, well, he's at forty most pronounce at forty bucks. This George W Bush nine nineteen Ninety-one. He was eighty three percent approval. We know what happened two years later when he lost the Bill Clinton fortunes can change quickly especially in this new cycle. But I think that's why Democrats are really looking at Har hard vet for these candidates going forward. It's not going to be an easy road because the S they want someone they can fall in love with and a lot of ways in the Democratic Party. They also want someone who can beat President Trump look at this number Nancy Pelosi. She came out of the shuttle flight with even higher favorability right now. The President Trump her numbers forty-two percent favorable forty-seven percent unfavorable that's pretty good for her. Yeah. It's very good considering that she's been the conservative boogie man for many many years. I mean, dating predating Donald Trump, and in fact, going into this midterm election that in which she helped democrat essentially net a forty seats. The folks in the White House were saying they thought the Nancy. Pelosi would be a great foil for Donald Trump that he performs best when he has someone to to basically shadow box against but what he's really done is made her a kind of a darling of the left even when there were many on the left trying to rebel against her. He's really made her someone who has proven herself to be able to stand up toward Bill. What would you like to hear from the president tomorrow night? Well speech without any lies. That would be great. I like for him to to to speak to where the country is in terms of the visions. I'm not sure he can do that. I don't believe he can given that he is a source of much of it. But that's what I like him to do. You have any expectation. He will do that Julian Optimus. But okay, you know, we'll see what happens, of course, have extensive live coverage throughout the day leading up to the address. And then, of course, all night of special coverage guys. Thanks very much coming up. There's disturbing threats from Russia's Vladimir Putin. He's talking about developing powerful new missiles now that the US is suspending a landmark nuclear weapons. Good day sweet girl, Jay skeets here. From the starters and basketball is back. Join me tasks Lee and Trey at six eastern, every weeknight on NBA TV, as we break down everything that matters to NBA fans from trade. Rumors to Twitter beefs and don't forget to check out our podcast, the drop now drop in twice a week every Tuesday and Friday on apple podcasts. Spotify an NBA dot com slash the starters until then the race today. People. Now that President Trump has moved to suspend a key nuclear treaty with Russia. President of ladder Putin, maybe movie developed powerful new missiles, Brian Todd has been looking into this for us. Brian what kind of threat could this potentially pose? We'll know sooner than the US announced that it's spending its involvement in the medium range nuclear weapons treaty. The Vladimir Putin was crowing about the missiles, he's got in development. Now, the missiles that Putin is talking about could threaten all of Europe and American forces there. Tonight. New concerns about a Cold War style missile showdown between America and its biggest nuclear rival Russia after Vladimir Putin announced he wants to create a new medium ranged nuclear-tipped missile with supersonic capabilities. Similar to this not only are they far fastest to they're fairly difficult to intercept, but they also very low flight time. So there's very little warning or possibility for the defending side to do much of anything about it. Experts. Say Putin could be ready to deploy that missile which would be capable of flying faster than the speed of sound within a few years more concerning they say is that the Russian leader wants to modify a dangerous missile already in his arsenal. It's a cruise missile called the caliber similar to an American Tomahawk that Russia has previously launched from ships in submarines the Russian president now wants to deploy a landlocked version Calgary realistically can threaten all of Europe. Analysts say that means all of America's European allies and U S. Forces stationed throughout the continent will be in the line of fire of Putin's new missiles each having a range of at least a thousand miles. There are about six or seven major basis of all services throughout Europe. Some major airbases certainly the ground basis which contain the thirty thousand or so US army soldiers there, some naval bases in the Mediterranean. Putin's push to improve his arsenal comes just days. After the US announced it is suspending key Cold War treaty, the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty, or I n f that deal forced the US and Russia to eliminate the same kinds of missiles that Putin is now talking about developing which can fly between three hundred and thirty four hundred miles the US accused Russia of violating that treaty by secretly testing and deploying those missiles the US says if Russia doesn't back down it will withdraw complete the Russians deny they have violated the deal over the weekend. Putin went as far as to promise he would not act. I I see. Russia will not deploy medium or short range weapons unless such weapons at pier. Either in Europe or in other parts of the world until such weapons of American origin appear in these regions. But experts say Putin has been aggressively trying to advance many of his weapons capabilities last year, he boasted of trying to develop a supersonic ICBM or intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States a nuclear powered cruise missile with unlimited range, even an underwater nuclear armed drone. He will take every advantage. He possibly can to include an attempt at new military, confrontations. Conventionally he's going to push it until someone pushes back on. Now Keith question tonight that we have posed a weapons experts do US forces have the capability to shoot down some of these new Russian missiles that Putin has just announced he's developing analysts say US forces can shoot down those caliber missiles, but not of several of them are fired. At once. They say American forces do not have the capability to shoot down any kind of supersonic missiles. Although the American side is working on that. They don't have it yet. All right, Brian. Does Putin have the resources specifically we're talking about the money to develop all those advanced weapons systems that he talks about an engage in an arms race with the United States wolf, Michael Kaufmann respected analysts on the Russian military. He told me today that the Russians have more money for this than there ever given credit for he says the Russians are going to have the money to develop these systems through the two thousand twenty s beyond that though, they may be a little bit stretch. They may not be able to produce those weapons in large quantities. But this arms race could be on for at least another decade. Brian Todd reporting for us. Thanks very much. Coming up. The breaking news by growing calls for him to step down. After the discovery of Schalke yearbook photo Virginia's governor's holding onto his job pleading for time to prove he's not a racist. Number DR, two nine five seven seven one the unsolved murder of short the blackout yet. You may have heard of the black Dahlia it was the name given to Elizabeth short. A woman who is savagely killed in Los Angeles in nineteen forty seven her body was cut in half and posed to horrifying effect. Thousand dollars for information leading the arrest and conviction of killer. The crime scene photos are out there, but a little warning, you can never unsee them. It's part of the reason that more than seventy years later, it's still the most famous unsolved murder in American history. Black Dahlia stories have been told for decades my sister, and I have heard them since we were little because we were told that the killer was part of our family. You think you committed the perfect martyr? Listening to this program is going to bring you Justice. Her body was his canvas and his scalpel was his paintbrush. That's our goal. And for twenty years. He's been uncovering evidence. Luring him closer to the devastating truth. It was just like one of these flash moments. 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