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Eric Welcomes Frank Gaffney to Discuss New Book "The Indictment"
"Daphne, welcome to the program. Congratulations, your book, which we will be talking about at length as we ought to. It's called the indictment, prosecuting the Chinese Communist Party and Friends, I didn't mention Biden by name. I want to be clear. I did not do that. Prosecuting the Chinese Communist Party and Friends for crimes against America, China, and the world. Forward by Steve Bannon, the book is the indictment, there is everything to talk about, but let's just start with the news of the day. Finally, after 40,000 years, we have the report from I can't even think of his name right now. From John Durham, the Durham report that we've been waiting for since we were kids. Here it comes out. And it corroborates what we all knew, but it carefully corroborates the truth that the Russia stuff, the FBI investigation, that this was all politically motivated that there was deep corruption there is deep corruption in the FBI in the deep state wherever you look, so I guess the question becomes, what about it? What do you, Frank Daphne, who live a little bit in this world more than I do, what do you make of this? I think it's a pretty strong indictment if I can use that expression. Is that the title of your book? The indictment is good. An indictment of the state of our rule of law. You know, of course, that if a Republican president, a Republican administration, a Republican FBI, had been involved in anything remotely like this kind of monkey business for one of a better expression or more to the point criminal misconduct. People would be walking the plank. They would be going to jail. They would be doing hard time for protracted periods.
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Going around doing this dog and pony show, at least he looks like, you know, he's trying to solve this economic problem. And we all remember James carville, love him, political hero, but he says it's the economy stupid. Any time you're going to run in 2024, you need to be focused and you can see that Biden is trying to shore up the economic story ahead of any potential announcement. Look, there are other things happening too that I think alarm people and that is this run on SVB. Silicon Valley bank. That shows that there are some parts of the economy that aren't doing so well. You know, this isn't exactly 1920 1930 financial collapse yet, but a run on a bank is not a good thing to have if you're looking to run again. Well, no, I guess that's true. Is this something he's going to have to talk more about Genie? Yeah, I do think they're going to have to address it. You know, when you have headlines and local papers, you know, is this the next enron, to Jennifer's point. That is concerning territory because you have a story, stories of this kind normally don't eke out into the broader press, but this one has because it's important to people, so if the president the administration will have to address it, but I do think the budget puts Republicans in the House in particular in an awful bind. How can they possibly put forward a balanced budget if they've taken social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and defense off the table. They would have to strike all domestic discretionary spending. That's an almost impossible task they've set for themselves. The president really politically got them in a bind. I think we forgot that Joe Biden has been here before he's the one who negotiated with John Boehner. Way, way back, the last time we faced this, he knows what he's doing on this. He is triangulated them to the point where they are going to have a heck of a time getting a plan that's balanced and getting to two 18, and that is going to make him look like the adult in the room and the person protecting entitlements, which is just where he wants to be entering 24. We only have a minute left at this point here, Jennifer, but I'm just wondering, why is it 28% corporate tax rate so toxic to Republicans when it was so recently in place and at one time as we think established was supported by a Republican administration, if we're very concerned about deficits, isn't raising revenue? From major companies, a good way to go about it? Well, I think the Republican Party has become so anti tax that, you know, what was acceptable maybe in the 1980s is no longer prudent for 2023. But look, I think that Kevin McCarthy is an extraordinarily shrewd negotiator. And I actually think I just in opposition to Jeannie's opinion, I think Joe Biden being in Washington D.C. for the better part of 50 years is actually his Achilles heel because McCarthy likes to think outside of the box, you know,
"republican administration" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"To. This is something that's been out there for a while, people is either fighting in the distance. It's been discussed by us in Washington for a long time. Go back for just a second if you would, give us sort of the foundations of what this is, what it may be intended to be, what it actually is, and how everybody listening to this podcast is affected by the CFPB. Okay. Well, everybody is affected. Everybody who basically gets out of mortgage, the lack of competition, we had actually one of our co plaintiffs in a lawsuit. People and people that we were representing in a lawsuit against the CFPB longtime back that raised some of the same grounds as the Supreme Court is now hearing the community bank, which had not had a default in decades because they knew everyone. It was the state national bank of big spring Texas said that they couldn't make mortgages because weight of the red tape. And this is basically Elizabeth Warren said that you basically should regulate loan products like coasters that the disclosure was not enough. You would need to give a loan has proved to be faulty. I mean, never mind how we've given the way people use it a type of loan. The government needed to ban it. And you needed the consumer financial protection bureau just like the consumer product safety commission. I think about her analogy, especially now that the Biden administration wants to ban gas stoves for their own good. So it's not really good to have the government interfering too much in the market for kitchen appliances or from mortgages, but also one of the things that Barney Frank Barney Frank and Chris Dodd when they were making Don Frank was they put in and unaccountable head of this agency that could not be removed by the president, except for malfeasance. So it was not an independent board like, say, the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal communications, board and where you had people of both parties. It was like a cabinet secretary, but it was one that served a fixed 6 year term that could potentially outlast the one of the presidential administration. And on top of that, it was not accountable to Congress either because it did not get its appropriations from Congress. It got its appropriations from the Federal Reserve, the money the Federal Reserve makes from selling from selling dollars. And this agency with no accountability would have just incredible reach not only of over consumers that get mortgages, but just for any small business that extends credit, including like, say, an orthodontist that spreads out payments because can't pay for their kids braces, all at once or a butcher who may, who made you that, you've got plans with buying out pay later, this CSV has jurisdiction over all of that and yet no accountability. Somewhat the accountability was fixed in a court case with when they ruled that the president does have removal power. And of course, Biden, even though he's now complaining about the CWB should be independent was fired as he had the right to do. President Trump's appointee on the first day on the first day in office and appointed an acting and then got confirmed Rohit Chopra, who's the head of it now. And that's something the next Republican administration is going to do, but as long as they don't, as they are shielded from congressional accountability, they lack with the appropriations they lack that pillar of accountability that so many other agencies have and the Congress can't use its power of the purse strings to exercise what and make them more in line with the voters wishes..
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Tucker, thank you very much. We appreciate that. We want to talk tech. And we want to talk tech M and a. And how about the regulators? They're coming down on some of these big deals. It's tough to get some of these deals done. So we want to bring in generation. She covers all antitrust stuff for Bloomberg intelligence. She is the expert here and I want to talk about some of these bigger deals. Adobe figma. That's a $20 billion deal. We got Microsoft and Activision. So Jen, talk to us about how the regulators, the DoJ, the Federal Trade Commission. How are they looking at big tech deals? Can you get a deal done today? You know, it's going to be a really rough year. I think for tech. And other industries too, but write the focus is tech. I think the regulators today are trying to make up for lost time. I think they believe they allowed far too many transactions in the last ten years or so to clear through either all the way through or with some sort of a divestment to settle the case and that what's happened is we've created these giant companies with just too much power and too much dominance today. So they're trying to make up for lost time. They're looking at these deals really carefully. They're going to be more interventionist. They're less likely to settle and they're a lot more likely to challenge deals, even if they have a hard road in court. I mean, it seems like they can regulators can stop deals. But I wonder if they have the power that they once did, if I'm correct, the last big breakup we saw was ma bell and I mean, we were kids then, right? So 84. Have they done anything like that since? Because they, they seem to have designs on Google and that in that sense. Absolutely. So they almost did with Microsoft. That would have been the next occasion, right? That was in the 1990s, early 2000, they actually did get a lower court order for Microsoft to break itself apart. But then the appellate court reversed some things, put question on that remedy and it settled, ultimately settled and that didn't happen. So that was the last time they came close. I think the DoJ right now is really gunning for Google. They have two lawsuits. There may be another, they're actually could be two others that come from the DoJ. And I think they're really gunning for some sort of an order that businesses are broken off. It doesn't mean they're going to win that. You're right. It's really hard to win something like that in court. It's a drastic remedy, and sometimes there are less drastic remedies that can fix the problem. Was it very different back then? I mean, knowing that we were all playing Foursquare kickball at the time. What is it a different environment where government had more power than giant corporations because it seems like now the opposite is true. I think the treatment of antitrust laws changed over the years, right? Earlier, earlier in time, antitrust was more interventionist. The way the judges would interpret the law when cases were brought by private parties or by the government was less business friendly. But then doctrine developed over time by economists, it sort of called the Chicago school because a lot of the thought came from the University of Chicago. That we needed to look at efficiency is a little bit differently. And that sometimes deals can be pro competitive and efficient because of what they do for those companies and products that could be brought to market more innovation, things like that. And judges started to adopt that kind of philosophy and became much more business friendly. So over time it became harder in court to try to prove that there's actually anti competitive harm being caused either by a company acting on its own or by a merger. All right, so to the extent we have a higher degree of antitrust scrutiny here. Is that a function of the administration in The White House such that in two years time if we get a Republican administration, it'll just go the other way again? Absolutely. And we absolutely have a push by this administration to do something about the economy and part of that something is to bolster antitrust enforcement. It could change. Absolutely. But I will say this, that there is a lot of bipartisan interest in sort of curbing the power of some of the dominant big tech platforms. So it's not necessarily a given that if with the next administration is a Republican one and antitrust leadership flips to Republicans that this push won't continue at least to some extent. How much does I mean, I'm a cynic when it comes to this. So I sort of have the view that these companies fund all of the congressmen and senators campaigns and as a result, they have these politicians in their pockets. You know, I think that there's quite a bit of truth to that statement I happen to be a cynic also, but you know there was a lot of momentum for some new laws. Antitrust laws that would have targeted and regulated big tech platforms, and there was a lot of lobbying money, put in by some big companies against that and nothing happened when a lot of people thought something would happen last year. It's interesting that they're so lately there's been a lot of talk about what are these old Supreme Court Justices know about tech. I think that's pretty fascinating. But it's interesting that they would go after Microsoft for Activision. Like, what are these old judges or old regulators know about video games? Why do they care about Call of Duty? I know it's a big number, right? But who cares if somebody has all the video games? It's funny you should say that. I spoke on a panel about this and none of the panelists had ever played Call of Duty. Maybe we're not the best. Isn't there a great story, by the way, of a couple of justices? I think Breyer was one. And Elena Kagan playing Call of Duty. They had someone set up the video game and bring it down to their quarters. I think Breyer said it was disgusting and he couldn't leave anybody liked it and Kagan was like, I want to play more. Right. Well, you know, the thing is that the agencies are really focused on certain kinds of mergers right now. And one of them is called vertical, right? And Microsoft represents that. It's where the two companies don't necessarily compete, but they have a relationship in this supply chain, right? So Microsoft has consoles, there's sort of a distributor, so to speak, of these video games and Activision makes the games. And that is a vertical deal. So it's one of the focuses of the agencies right now, and I think this was a case where they thought this is a good one for us to sort of exercise that kind of theory of harm. Well, you know, one of the ones that's near and dear to my heart that I couldn't believe got approved is live nation and ticketmaster. I mean, you take the biggest concert promoter in the world. Right. And you put it together with the largest ticketing organization in the world. And now, you know, people were saying, I even heard President Biden talking about, you know, I'm going to do something to take care of those fees. Somebody has to do something about it. Let me tell you something a little inside baseball, right? Paul worked on that deal and he and the bankers that were on it said, we were surprised that it got we were surprised that it got approved. Well, you know, as an ex former antitrust lawyer, when we saw the bankers document sometimes it really caused us to shake our head because the banker documents can cause a lot of trouble. When you're trying to defend a deal. But those are the issue. I mean, if you could argue they should be broken up. Right. But there's nobody really thinks they're going to be broken up. Because again, it's so hard. Now, this is a perfect example of what I was talking about at the beginning of this segment. This is part of the regret. You know, that is one of the deals that likely the
"republican administration" Discussed on WCPT 820
"It is that America's racism is hurting minorities. And getting into what the fed is doing to Biden's economy. What he did, what he's doing is he's doing quantitative tightening. And I have described quantitative easing as being fascism. Quantitative tightening you might describe as being feudalism or sort of a monarch feudalism system, but the fed is the king. To describe it, Larry, that during the Trump administration, they were doing quantitative easing, which was they were buying bonds and basically goosing the stock and bond markets. And then as soon as Biden comes in, they start selling those bonds and damaging the stock and bond markets. Do I have it right? That's correct. Yeah. That's correct. So what they're doing now, the band started off by selling 47 billion per month. And then it upped it in September to 95 billion per month. And then when the stock market still was trying to climb again, this last month I just looked it up, they sold a 105 billion and sure enough the market's down. The market's going down now. And I still can't find out what assets the fed is buying. Regarding the corporate assets because I'm suspecting that all those companies that announced that they were going to be laying off people, they got to hit something that, hey, all of a sudden, down that cash that was being in flux into our conference is no longer going to be there and they started announcing that and that's why everybody's announced also announcing we're going to have a recession when we're not. But they're getting they're talking points from the fed. This has become a political animal. I agree. And it is doing nothing. And if you look at the history of it, in my lifetime of 69 years, the bed has always increased the fed rate when a democratic administration was in office and is always without exception, dropped it when a Republican administration was in The White House. Now they have quantitative easing that they can play with also. Because the battery wasn't killing the democratic economies, fast enough. So now they're fed rate and they're doubling down on it with the quantitative easing. And. So when you sit back and look at what's happening, then people are everybody yelling these fees, economic programs, reckoning. We don't understand what's happening. We don't know why the markets and why everything is happening this way. They never talk about what the bid is doing as far as they're selling all of these assets that they built up when Donald Trump is president. You're right. And if they talked about that, did everybody would get a good understanding of is that what they did last year, they were talking about cash is trash. At the beginning of last year, right around the time when the fed was saying, it's going to increase the fed rate. Now, it used to be in the past. Every time the tables are about to do something like that, they would warn investors. Don't fight the fed. They didn't start saying, don't fight the fed until about a month and a half ago. Waited till the fed did his dirt, and then the stocks all crashed and it turns out that cash was not trash, but cash was golden. And since Biden has been president, gold ass basically flat line. Stock market still has gone up a little bit. And that's the value of the dollar has gone up. And every time the value of the dollar is going up, that means the fed is internationally because the value of the dollar domestically is going down as a result of inflation. You can say that, but since the value, if you're buying a product from overseas, you're still paying less for that product. The currency is the dollars going up. But relative to itself, the dollar is going down because that's what inflation is. Yeah, that's true. But when you look at the fact that the dollar is going to the dollar is actually going up and it has been going down when Donald Trump was president because of fit was just printing a lot of cash. Right. And the imports were cheaper. And the fit is no longer putting all that cash. So when you look at the value of the dollar, if you go on the Internet and look at it, it has gone up some Biden has been president. And it went down recently in the last like three months, but it's still higher than it was when it took office. And that's because the fed has its policy where they always make sure the dollar is weaker when a Republican is president because they think that that means that our exports will be cheaper for the rest of the world to buy. And then when a democratic president becomes president bay, they basically cause the economy to grow a little bit weak
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"World to say, can we get this approved and my assumptions say, don't move forward unless they get the two thumbs up, but then it's down to you alluded to. It's about the theme of a Trump administration versus Biden administration. Right. I take your point. I agree with you. Well, I'll tell you, you know, you talk to M and a bankers and they see Republican administration come in and they start making the phone calls. I mean, this is our four years to try to get some things done that we thought were maybe borderline under democratic administration. Maybe we're going to have a little bit more leeway here. So if you've got some deals on the table, now is the time to think about it. Were you in the debate, which is heated up here? We're making jokes about Call of Duty, but we have listeners, Paul, whose kids are glued to this stuff. Yeah. It's percolating right now. It is, it is. It's tough and as a parent, I found it, having raised four children. It's just almost impossible to manage and when you try your best to stay on top of it, but and what we tell people is, or what we learned is we know some of the stuff that we dealt with as kids, whether it's drinking or drugs or whatever, you know, you can feel like you have some experience in managing that. The Internet, we don't have that experience. And so we don't know what we don't know. And so I'm going for my heritage of decisions like Jenny Cree mail over to TikTok. Yeah, that's a jetty cream. That's a leap. That is a leap as we know it. Here's the lead. The market leaves. After two days ago, after yesterday, Dow up a 146 points, four tenths of a percent sbx two nasik trails a bit up three tenths of a percent. I can't go home. 2 p.m., France, Morocco, and a fed meeting. Stay
"republican administration" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"I am actually not partisan. I have, I mean, it's the Bush administration, a Republican administration with Cheney that gave us 9 11. So, you know, it seems whatever party is in power is operated by the deep state, so I'm not a flag waving Reagan Republican. Like I was. I'm a truth teller. And that's right. I'll support people who tell the truth. And right now there are few and far between, but I find as long as we're talking politics, Tulsi Gabbard finally pulled the plug on the deep state and is telling all kinds of truths, which I'm very, very proud of her for. And I'm waiting for her to tell the 9 11 truth. It is a third rail. I understand that not even Trump who called 9 11 essentially an inside job by naming explosives. He didn't do anything for 9 11 truth either while he was president. So I'm holding everybody's feet to the fire. Because it is the domino that gets knocked over. And it knocks all the other ones over. As far as those of us in the 9 11 truth movement are banking on and believe and have faith that this is the big one because if they can see the presentation that I've given 700 times around the country, now actually 700. We. They can see that they were betrayed. Just show them the information we just showed in ten minutes on building 7, and it becomes obvious. We were lied to on a massive scale. When we present the evidence for the explosive demolition of the twin towers, which we can do also here in ten minutes, if we have time. People are just blown away by this. And then they go, oh my God, were we lied to about COVID? Did I get sucked into that one, even though it was aware of the truth about 9 11? And vice versa. People who are becoming aware of COVID, but didn't know about 9 11 need to know because it's extremely empowering. Yeah, well, and I think most of my listeners have been following all that stuff. And if not, why don't you, because it's getting a little long now. I could talk to you all day. Why don't you tell us where people can find you? Where they can listen to you, where they can watch a presentation that you've given on that. And they can dig into it if they want to learn more. Yeah, very important. The presentations, the interviews, the street activism that we've done over 17 years. Is all on my website, Richard gage, 9-1-1 dot
How Republicans Surrender Before 1st Day of Majority Control
"How the Republicans often surrender even before the first day of majority control Not to despair at you but so we are poised to deal with this The problem with electing the Democrats is they're ready They're ready to go Because it's not hard to destroy things It's not hard to burn them down It's much harder to build things They are effectively the Democrats The nonviolent rioters Rioters the nonviolent rioters of our government They are committed to dismantling this society Everything they do is intended to dismantle this society From women's sports to the definition of women To American history and on and on and on down the list you know the list Bill of rights The Republicans have a different issue They desperately want to quote unquote govern Govern what While the government of the country They are not as passionately committed To freedom as the Democrats are passionately committed to tyranny And so you get statements like the American people don't want impeachment so I don't see us from teaching Biden or mayorkas or anybody else for that matter Have you ever heard the Democrats speak that way They are plotting before day one To cripple a Republican administration
Phil Kerpen: COVID Boosters Were Politically Motivated
"Really I mean I generally trusted that the public health infrastructure is probably the least political thing That is now been completely entirely eviscerated You've got guys like me and others who in the past may have inclined to draw their doctors they're not politicians Who are now it's almost to the point now that all the misinformation and the lies in the censorship and the cover ups It gives me no joy in saying this Whenever public health people representing the Biden administration say something my instinct is to believe the opposite is true That's how crazy it is Well look I got the original two doses also I haven't got any boosters or anything like that But I think at the time they rolled it out if you read all the data and you looked at it it made sense to get it for most people And so I don't think you necessarily need to have any regrets people act with the information that's available to them at the time You get more information You change your opinion You integrate that information The problem comes to your point when it becomes political and it starts being dictated on a political basis And what we had with this administration is the extension of the vaccine to younger children and the boosters recommendations were essentially dictated by The White House the top two vaccine officials at the FDA resigned in protest This would have been the biggest scandal in history in a Republican administration and said it was barely covered at all And the only people who were left at FDA are the people who are willing to rubber stamp whatever The White House wants And so we've got a new the new booster that's out there right now was approved on the basis of data from 8 mice for the Pfizer vaccine and ten mice for the Moderna vaccine Now they finally are starting to get some human data now But we've never seen an approval on the basis of something so flimsy before And so it has become completely political And it's very disappointing that that happened
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On when Congress returns in mid July? Yeah, so what my legislation will do is that any reproductive or sexual health data from apps from website searches from anything that companies can only collect and retain strictly what they need to provide the service, they can not sell it. They can only share it with my express written consent, the FTC would enforce it, but if I feel like the FTC isn't doing a good enough job or if, for instance, it's a Republican administration who maybe is not faithfully implementing this law, I would have a private right of action to sue about my data being misused and I could ask for my data to be deleted at any time. And this is incredibly important because as we're talking about all the very many things we need to do around data privacy, there's some specific needs we have around reproductive and sexual health data for this moment, especially to protect people in states where abortion is going to be criminalized. And so, you know, making sure we're doing what we need to do in Congress on this issue is a priority of speaker Pelosi. She put it out as one of the three top priorities. We're going to be working on when we get back. And I'm feeling hopeful that our bill will be coming for a vote soon. Congresswoman, we've got 30 seconds left by Juan to ask, do we all need to delete our period tracking apps? Should we just get them off our phones right now until this bill is passed? There are some companies that are talking about their privacy policies. So if it's a service that's very useful for you, I would say find the one that you'll be most protected if you live in a state where abortion is going to be criminalized and you feel like you might need one soon. I would say deleting it is important. Good information, congresswoman
Caller: Democrats Are Colludiing With the Media
"Sir So Mark what I wanted to talk about is mainly like concern that I had that you see a more and more every day that the Democrats have basically built an infrastructure and they're building upon it that is collusion with the media with culture with big tech with all these companies that it's an infrastructure that's going to be able to derail any single Republican administration in the future And I really hope that on day one Republicans are able to tackle this So what I want to see Mark is number one I want to see the whistleblower testifying in public with every single former member of president Trump's National Security Council and also Adam Schiff's staff that they were colluding with They need to be testifying into the investigated day one Also all these companies that are saying that Republican administrations on the governor level that these states are racist saying that the voter integrity law There's something wrong with that that it's anti minorities in Georgia whether don't see gay Bill in Florida You know what CEOs They need to be brought in front of Congress and just debate What provision specifically do you have a problem with explain and defend your position Because they're effectively blackmailing Republican states and acting as an armored Democrat party And then what's even worse is that look what's happening with James O'Keefe and project veritas The FBI is acting like basically the German Gestapo for Joe Biden right Going after them because of Ashley Biden's diary and all the information coming out from that And then what's even worse today which is broken the last hour and a half They're now exposing text messages of clarence Thomas wife which is outrageous I mean you want to call because Venice to be put a stop to this because of Democrats they're not going to stop They're going to get even worse and worse Now that they know they're going to be losing power And I really hope that day one Republicans they respond in kinds that never allow this behavior to happen Let me
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Did he say that That was going to happen He's what he said was you shouldn't do devastating spending but you should be doing surplus in good times to sort of keep it Now behind me is a chart Of our public debt going all the way back to I think 1990 You don't have to be Euclid to see that the direction is up And it's been up under Republican administrations and it's been up under democratic administrations It's been up under democratic Republican Senate and House and houses It's up So here's my question to you At what point How much is too much At what point in your judgment or we're going to hit the point where you have to say no that's it We can't do anymore It's hurting the world It's hurting our country So we don't know when that is And as the world reserve currency demand for our paper is very strong If you had shown that and then ask somebody 15 years ago to predict what interest rates would be they wouldn't be predicting that the ten year would be at one 75 No So there have been a lot of demand But they would have predicted that the debt was going to go up They would have looked at that picture and said well you must be experiencing difficulty borrowing but we're not at all So now we're on an unsustainable path Debt is not an unsustainable level but the path is unsustainable meaning it's growing faster than the economy meaningfully faster than the economy We have to address that over time We will address it over time And the better way to do it is soon and to do it in good times Start when the economy is strong and the taxes are rolling in and that's since we don't do physical policy but I will say that the sustainability of the debt is something we need to get back to and focus on again Good luck mister chairman Thank you sir Senator van hollen of Maryland is recognized Thank you democratic senator Chris van Holland of Maryland Live coverage of the Senate banking committees re confirmation hearing for fed chair Jerome Powell on Bloomberg Where we're much better off today than the fed predicted what he would be at this time just.
"republican administration" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"As usual. Tribes are always the ones to suffer because of it. So I'm hoping something monumental happens. And these corporations that are stealing will no longer be able to steal. People might throw rocks and say, well, you know, you're talking ill of, you know, people's employment and things of that nature. No, I'm not. Because those people aren't benefiting either. So I'm hoping something happens to put a stop to the theft of resources and native land. Something's got to stop. There's a third factor that kind of relates to the theft that you were talking about. It doesn't relate in my opinion really that much at all to arguments around climate change. And oil extraction does cause that and towards that. But there's also unfortunately a factor from what I've gathered over time and talking with people close to Alaska native corporation circles is infighting. Over, ready, resources. Meaning, not in the context of what you heard in the piece, but monies that are supposed to be coming into the Alaska native corporations themselves. And I also feel that that was projected when Nixon put this in place. Because again, we're talking about our Republican administration backed by some pretty hefty well to do corporate Democrats back then as well. To put this in place and knowing full well that they're most likely is going to be some corruption of Alaska native people too. That's true. And so that exists as well. It's not worth trying to hide that. And for those of however many Alaska native people that may have been corrupted because you went from no revenue at all and subsistence living alone to subsistence living and some money, right? Adjusting to that becomes difficult. And then now if you have this overarching threat to your industry. Called climate change or people that want to address climate change. Now you're starting to scramble to retain your power retain your authority and obviously retain your revenue. And I'm not talking about the non natives now. So it's a vicious circle. It is. And you know, the federal government used to use alcohol. To get natives to turn on one another. And money has become the new whisky. I've been saying that for years. Money has become the new whisky. Literally 6 years of this show anyway. This month, actually. We are 6 months. Excuse me, 6 years old. This month. 6 years old. Yep. I.
Nancy Pelosi Slams America's 'Lawlessness', Won’t Admit to Liberal Cause
"Nancy Pelosi says there's an attitude of lawlessness in this country. I don't know why she said to report it. Perhaps, perhaps maybe you know. Perhaps maybe Denzel Washington knows. Well, it starts in the home. You know, if the father's not in the home, the boy will try to father in the streets. Yeah, I saw it in my generation and every generation before me and everyone since. It starts in the home. You know, the streets raise you, then the judge becomes your mother and, you know, and prison becomes your home. You know, I look at these budget battles, whether it's democratic administration or a Republican administration, and more and more money being spent. Transferring out of one pocket putting in somebody else's pocket. Roughly half of our budget. Our transfers. Money coming out of somebody else's pocket being put into somebody else's pocket. The welfare state grown bigger and bigger and bigger. Since 1965 and Linda Johnson launches so called war on poverty, we spent over $20 trillion. On the war on poverty. Making it easier and easier and easier. For a woman to marry the government, in making it easier and easier and easier for a man to abandon his financial and more responsibility. In Nancy Pelosi, and the Democrats have been leading their parade for decades. And she has no idea why there is an attitude of lawlessness in our country.
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Off to D.C. we go for a check on world and national news and to Nancy lion's hands Thanks Carol President Biden is going with Jerome Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve board and is elevating board member lael brainard to vice chair Bloomberg served Chapman reports on today's White House announcement The president lauder J Powell reserving the feds independence standing up to what he called unprecedented political interference from the Republican administration which appointed him Jay steady and decisive leadership helped to stabilize markets and put our economy on track to a robust recovery That's an economy Where companies have to compete to attract workers instead of workers competing with each other The president also lauded Powell for recognizing that climate change is a major risk to the financial system and the bank regulation must stay ahead of the risks posed by financial experimentation In Washington of Chapman loomer Gradle I'm an suspected of driving an SUV into a holiday parade in Waukesha Wisconsin has been identified as Daryl Brooks junior and authorities say the 39 year old will face 5 counts of first degree intentional homicide Police chief Daniel Thompson says there was no police chase leading to the tragedy We have information that the suspect prior to the insulin was involved in domestic disturbance Which is just minutes prior and the suspect left that scene just prior to our arrival Thompson says in addition to the 5 killed four women and one man more than 40 others were injured after the car sped through barricades and then slam into the parade last night Authorities say the incident was not related to terrorism Global.
"republican administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is a counter narrative to that So I think that tends to be hurting I don't think Biden by himself is necessary I think he's generally seen as a nice guy especially in New Jersey in comparison to Trump President Trump is not at all popular in New Jersey president Trump and to be honest Chris Christie from the previous Republican administration not popular in New Jersey That's really hurt the Republican brand quite a bit New Jersey Republicans tend to be much more middle of the road much more centrist much more willing to cross the aisle And I think that that didn't happen because of their worry about being associated with president Trump And maybe a similarity between Virginia and New Jersey I don't think either Republican challenge is really wrapped themselves around Donald Trump Well it's in Virginia Certainly I don't think that's the case You know in Jersey Jack had a rally faced a really really difficult math problem He needs the small group of supporters that are very passionate about Donald Trump to come out and vote for him if he's to have any chance That's not really who he is He's as an assemblyman His focus has not been on that side of the party but he had to spend some time at the beginning talking about issues that were important to that small subset because he really needed them and still needs them to come out for him You know I personally think that if he had ran a centrist race from day one who would be even a lot closer than he is That's fair But you know he did he did have to sort of go out and say I'm really part of Trump at the beginning Really good point Thank you so much professor That's Matthew Hale He's associate Professor of political science at seaton hall university Coming up later we're going to.
"republican administration" Discussed on Fun Time Moms
"And I'm just like, are we going to be shut? The fuk down again is becoming becoming like it's very obviously, it's going to be reality. Yeah. Four months. You've been saying like, you want to be away for your birthday to be away for your birthday. If you guys don't know, man, at Lisa's birthday is a week apart and I've just been pretty quiet on it because I'm just like, I'm pretty cool cuz I just feel like we're just in such this uncertain played, I don't want to see my hopes up high and then it's like in the middle of birth. But whatever the case I mean, we got hurry up, get the fuck out of it. Yeah. Or just like I mean it's just it's more of a Hazel so, so I don't know. So now now I'm just like how close we were finalizing. My birthday mind because this is the first week of August and my mind, I'm like this is the week that I need to make a final plane, right? So we gave a good time travel and plan and stuff, but now I'm just, I'm just, like, I see this fucking faster, but I'm like, oh, so we, we about to be done for. Yeah, it's a lot and not only, is it? A birthday is October is also the month of our Fun Time, Moms anniversaries off. So we wanted to do something, we want to do some, something for that will write positive and hopefully we will be able to but it is like it's impossible thing is that we can still do something outside. Yeah. And the numbers but then it'll probably have to be small. Yeah again it's just like I'm looking at these fossils. I just don't I just don't think we already for this. Yes. Rogers. And I'm just like, I'm like, who will say, I get it, you want, make their money, whatever. But we were not ready for this magnitude of not only mask off, right? But a hundred eighty thousand people on top of each other's for like a social situation. We have the people that's like, on top of this. I don't want to wait on mass. I want to go back to normal life life and we have people that's like, oh, we need to wear masks, we need to social distance. I only want to be around a certain amount of people. It's so insane because nobody is nobody's going to be happy with it, you know? And Joe Biden. Because even on the lot of pressure, yeah, shut down or something that happened quickly. Yeah. And like, I like, like something that happened. Yeah, real thing which basically was saying, you know, there's, you know, everybody has their theories about the vaccine, you know, this and what he was saying is the vaccine was dead. Basically tried under the Republican Administration, it was administered through the Democratic Administration. So there's not this underline of political, you know, gain from anything, right by park, right? So and it's like they really do want us to go ahead and be healthy and be safe and I saw something that said it was like got pulled off you know you know why that's where vaccinated against it but it's real I don't know what you're saying but how long version is? I feel like measles mumps chicken pox. Look like they're all the fucking same thing. Shingles, they're all the fucking same thing. It's just different variants of it. That's how I feel about that too and we have to track science as much as we can and I get it, it's it's in different time because back in nineteen twenty-four wasn't nobody on Instagram, you know, in their Church. Talking about anything. So now it has been more of a rush for them to get this, this vaccine down, but we have to trust in science and that they're trying to keep us as safe as possible. I feel like if you're taking off, or if you go to the doctor, when you have a headache, or if you're taking birth control, or whatever it is, you take in or if you are here, fucking and sucking and, and need to get an antibiotic if your truck that there that you need to trust and the vaccine as well. So, but my, my opinion is, is my opinion is whether you, whether you are for the vaccine against the vaccine, you want to get back to me or whatever. I feel like you should first choice. But I just feel like everybody has a responsibility to protect themselves, right? And just innocent and just mind your fucking business and likely people. Oh and don't beat people up for you but they got they don't get your body. I feel like why is it like to put a mask on Thursday? Even if you fill out, okay, this is not going to affect you. If you know that there are people out here at at minimum people who have compromised immune systems. Why not just say, you know what else? Let me just help out my, my Surety and get tested off coffee. Just just protect yourself. Everybody. Just be safe. This thing out. Yeah, I just, I am giving, you know, if we go back and let us know, do you know someone off or not? Let me know. I would be the one in jail. The first day off, Maybe that's why she happen to me, though. That be calling my fault. No, I wouldn't either. Cuz this, what would happen to me? The lady who called me into the interview, we do interviews with them? Yeah, no. But we do random and if you so you can get the PPP long but we will come knock you out if you get it. Okay, it's your choice like that's what what happens to be like a fucking bullshit. I will be in jail because it's like everybody else. I can be a fuck desk person except for me. Yeah, I mean that would be me be calling me talk about how long will be covered as well but we go come back you up. So yes, joking about the PPP loans does we will not be getting a few, people are jealous, which he's a joker posted anyway, but we did get a p p. So I am hoping and praying that the kids to go back to school. I literally cannot do another year and besides us not being able to another year, I Feel Like It Is song Fair for these kids. This will be here through.
"republican administration" Discussed on No Agenda
"The fourth wall. Whatever you wanna call this is. This is beyond the boarder lines is pathetic that they have to do. That's how hard to. Cnn is failing. Yes i'm surpri- have they keep this duck sucker guy in is beyond me because because they just had the big mergers come in you know they wanna keep everything stable. They want to move people in an up at. There's a lot of politics going on internally. I think everything is says. True and Yeah it was a good cat. That's a great catch by the way the fact finding this ridiculous in And they also you know if you really doing this as as journalistic piece which does not solve is just what you said you. Wouldn't you say some like was interesting. The republicans are taking the but was it interesting that the democrats all said all the big shot. Democrats biden and the restaurants that they wouldn't take the shot themselves during the republican administration. Maybe it's just the republicans thinking the same way. Well i think. Cnn has a strategy for their For their sales call on the pharmaceutical industry. It's very clear the messages you need to advertise on our channel. They need to advertise to republicans. That's what they're saying and to accentuate. Now this. this is where the evilness comes in to accentuate. What they're talking about that whole channel. And i i just picked up just one. One example is filled with hate towards republicans in regard to a vaccination coverage thing. Why but that's the point is if you're talking about Creating a mass hysteria or maybe we should call meant aside. Because that's what i think is going on here. You you need to show that there's an enemy there's really really bad people and it's the mechanism for trump is still there. Never it hasn't gone magically so you you can say trump is the reason and people flip out but you know that's whether they will call baseless or without evidence in fact quite the contrary so then now it's just republicans and it triggers the same thing. He's jim acosta now. he's just reading a script. But i'm sure he wrote it. Listen to how he politicises this shit as the delta variant is raging across the us nation remains divided between states fighting the virus and states. Fighting science states led by politicians. Know better case. In point. Florida florida's republican governor. Rhonda's santa's barring school districts in the state from enacting mask mandates never mind that conservatives tend to support local control over their schools. That's only part of the problem. The problem is that florida has been one of the leaders in the us in cova cases just as kids too young to be vaccinated are heading back to the classroom. The delta variant is slamming states where vaccination rates are lagging behind much of the country. The map is very clear there. One of those delta hotspots missouri. Where senator josh. Holly has been going after the bite administration for requiring vaccinations for federal employees. He seemed okay with fear and intimidation on january. Sixth goal. But i saw trigger. Holly understood all of the vaccine. He's already gotten his the big reason for vaccines for federal employees. Of course is that vaccination rates are too low to end the pandemic in this country. We are now dealing with the consequences of our actions the virus mutated into the delta variant which is now unleashing misery over the. Us hospitals are filling up the number of dead rising again so yes governments corporations. They're requiring vaccinations and yes. Some local leaders are calling on masks to return so kids can safely go back to school so we can prevent more lockdowns as this pandemic grinds on our top scientists warned the virus could mutate into other variants. Dr anthony voucher says the next variant could be more contagious and more lethal. Just continue. so this is it's not gonna convince any anyone to to now accept this vaccination but it builds on the fear that nbc is subtle and it and it had to listen to this clip. Three times before. I figured out how subtle it really is. This is lester holt. Fifty six percent of grownups have gotten that one shot grown up. Exactly exactly tonight if you really if you really really wanna talk republican and freedom loving americans and if you wanna give a real good example of the kinds of people who are super spreading there is nothing quite like the sturgis biker. Rally my friends. Let's go back to last year. Twenty twenty this is the report from cbs. There's a twelve billion dollar price tag that has been pegged to the impact of an fallout from that sturgis motorcycle. Rally that you hosted in your state in august. It is blamed for seeding the entire midwest outbreak that hit a late summer through the fall. Do you take personal responsibility for that. That is completely false information. That is a san diego state university and it is not based on facts. We tracked of the people that came to the rally had states report back to us cases that came from that rally It was less than one hundred cases that we could track to that and we did testing in that community and throughout the area for weeks after so that was the big super spreader. Event sturgis valley in rally and now in twenty twenty one even cnn. Can't lie the way that lie was just Portrayed tears their report of what happened in. Twenty twenty after sturgis about four hundred sixty thousand people hailing from all corners of the. Us attended last year's rally in a recent study. Cdc researchers said at least four hundred and sixty three primary cases including one death recorded within two weeks of the ten day tradition and another one hundred and eighty six ride identified as secondary contact cases. Were reported as far as florida and main contacts. Okay so wasn't all that bad but that doesn't stop. Cbs this year. More than half. A million bikers are expected to ride into the small town of sturgis. South dakota over the next ten days as the delta burien rips through the nation decides the bikes and beers most are here for something. Many americans can probably relate tired of living in state at home. We're ready to go gustaf for morgan. Jackie boga biwa. May find exactly what they're looking for it here. No mask requirements no vaccination requirements hardly any signs that the country is still battling pandemic. They're coming from pretty much. Every state in the nation and this wireless Does not discriminate. You're setting the stage for something like a super spreader obama care's guy just some guy. It doesn't matter who that guy is in fact. It doesn't matter your dishes. The dishes the best by the way and you as you continue these Everyone should know this dare slamming hallway because he did the effort missouri because he's he's outspoken anything's binds dip shit and they're slamming florida because the santos is a potential candidate for president and they got us a small particle as all corners. And there. yeah. And they're slamming texas for reasons unknown to me because i think they're trying to turn texas blue and they want to get that idiot Beta oh back in the play as hey. They're serious on got nothing. On that and that woman governor gnome she is teflon and so they say try to throw stuff at her they. Just keep her out of the mix. So it's florida missouri and texas and they never mentioned south dakota.
"republican administration" Discussed on No Agenda
"The fourth wall. Whatever you wanna call this is. This is beyond the boarder lines is pathetic that they have to do. That's how hard to. Cnn is failing. Yes i'm surpri- have they keep this duck guy in is beyond me because because they just had the big mergers come in you know they wanna keep everything stable. They want to move people in an op at. There's a lot of politics going on internally. i think everything is says. True and Yeah it was a good cat. That's a great catch by the way the fact finding this ridiculous in And they also you know if you really doing this as journalistic piece which does not solve is just what you said you. Wouldn't you say some like was interesting. The republicans are taking the but was it interesting that the democrats all said all the big shot. Democrats biden and the restaurants that they wouldn't take the shot themselves during the republican administration. Maybe it's just the republicans thinking the same way. Well i think. Cnn has a strategy for their For their sales call on the pharmaceutical industry. It's very clear the messages you need to advertise on our channel. They need to advertise to republicans. That's what they're saying and to accentuate. Now this. this is where the evilness comes in to accentuate. What they're talking about that whole channel. And i i just picked up just one. One example is filled with hate towards republicans in regard to a vaccination coverage thing. Why but that's the point is if you're talking about Creating mass hysteria or maybe we should call meant aside. Because that's what i think is going on here. You know you. You need to show that there's an enemy there's really really bad people and it's the mechanism for trump is still there. Never it hasn't gone magically so you you can say trump is the reason and people flip out but you know that's whether they will call baseless or without evidence in fact quite the contrary so then now it's just republicans and it triggers the same thing. He's jim acosta now. he's just reading a script. But i'm sure he wrote it. Listen to how he politicises this shit as the delta variant is raging across the us nation remains divided between states fighting the virus and states. Fighting science states led by politicians. Know better case. In point. Florida florida's republican governor. Rhonda's santa's barring school districts in the state from enacting mask mandates never mind that conservatives tend to support local control over their schools. That's only part of the problem. The problem is that florida has been one of the leaders in the us in cova cases just as kids too young to be vaccinated are heading back to the classroom. The delta variant is slamming states where vaccination rates are lagging behind much of the country. The map is very clear there. One of those delta hotspots missouri. Where senator josh. Holly has been going after the bite administration for requiring vaccinations for federal employees. He seemed okay with fear and intimidation on january sixth goal. But i saw holly understood all of the vaccine. He's already gotten his the big reason for vaccines for federal employees. Of course is that vaccination rates are too low to end the pandemic in this country. We are now dealing with the consequences of our actions the virus mutated into the delta variant which is now unleashing misery over the. Us hospitals are filling up the number of dead rising again so yes governments corporations. They're requiring vaccinations and yes. Some local leaders are calling on masks to return so kids can safely go back to school so we can prevent more lockdowns as this pandemic grinds on our top scientists warned the virus could mutate into other variants. Dr anthony voucher says the next variant could be more contagious and more lethal so just continue. So this is it's not gonna convince any anyone to to now accept this vaccination but it builds on the fear that nbc is subtle and it and it had to listen to this clip. Three times before. I figured out how subtle it really is. This is lester holt. Fifty six percent of grownups have gotten that one shot grown up. Exactly exactly tonight if you really if you really really wanna talk republican and freedom loving americans and if you wanna give a real good example of the kinds of people who are super spreading there is nothing quite like the sturgis biker. Rally my friends. Let's go back to last year. Twenty twenty this is the report from cbs. There's a twelve billion dollar price tag that has been pegged to the impact of an fallout from that sturgis motorcycle. Rally that you hosted in your state in august. It is blamed for seeding the entire midwest outbreak that hit a late summer through the fall. Do you take personal responsibility for that. That is completely false information. That is a san diego state university study and it is not based on facts. We tracked of the people that came to the rally had states report back to us cases that came from that rally. It was less than one hundred cases that we could track to that and we did testing in that community and throughout the area for weeks after so that was the big super spreader. Event sturgis valley in rally and now in twenty twenty one. Even cnn can't lie the way that lie was just Portrayed tears their report of what happened in. Twenty twenty after sturgis about four hundred sixty thousand people hailing from all corners of the. Us attended last year's rally in a recent study. Cdc researchers said at least four hundred and sixty three primary cases including one death recorded within two weeks of the ten day tradition and another one hundred and eighty six identified as secondary contact cases. Were reported as far as florida and main contacts. Okay so wasn't all that bad but that doesn't stop. Cbs this year. More than half. A million bikers are expected to ride into the small town of sturgis. South dakota over the next ten days as the delta burien rips through the nation decides the bikes and beers most are here for something. Many americans can probably relate tired of living in state at home. We're ready to go gustaf for morgan. Jackie boga biwa. May find exactly what they're looking for it here. No mask requirements no vaccination requirements hardly any.
"republican administration" Discussed on Pod Save America
"I mean did you see tommy. Were there any other. Non trump cpac lights that stayed with you from the weekend before we get to the the man himself You know the the vaccination thing that that bummy out good I was not thrilled to see the oath keepers. If our militia there was another sort of far right group there. Nick went has gripers. Who are the people to the right of the maga people who looked like the cast of super bads or storming cpac. I do think like that is usually like the fringe of where these cpac events are is where we kind of the majority of the republican party ends up in a couple years. So you know. It's scary to see these like rightwing militia groups in there. I mean that stuff is terrifying. You have anything else. it's interesting. How many conspiracy theories involve like practice runs. Always practicing you know like they're coming for the bible's but i they're doing jade helm like the pre. Yeah jade home was a good example. Like they're caught like this idea that like all right. There was a pandemic. We created a vaccine in record time under republican administration to practice for the bible taking like we finally have our opportunity to do our bible taking practice. The governor's were trying to take people's guns. Wait for like twenty. Thirty years now failed succeeded a couple of times so of course. The main event was dumped trump speech on sunday afternoon which touched on all the latest threats in grievances on the right like critical race theory and cancel culture. He also played. Some of the old hits like windmills are evil. We love windmills or evil. That's an old hit. But the heart of what was a long incoherently rambling. Speech was trump's continued attack on the legitimacy of the two thousand twenty election by spreading lies about voter fraud. That never happened. Take listen.
Justice Dept. Says It'll No Longer Seize Reporters' Records
"The justice department says it's going to stop trying to secretly obtain reporters records during leak investigations president Biden has said it's simply wrong to seize journalists' records and had pledged last month that his justice department would halt the practice the tactic has been used by both democratic and Republican administrations in efforts to identify the people sources who reveal classified information to journalists the policy received renewed scrutiny over the past month as justice department officials alerted reporters at three organizations The Washington Post CNN and The New York Times that their phone records had been obtained in the final year of the trump administration Ben Thomas Washington
Imagine a life without Google
"Up one day and google. All of google is gone. G mail search. Google drive youtube google home. Google maps gone in australia. That world without google might not be that far off lawmakers. There are pushing for some regulations on the silicon valley giant and in response. Google has threatened to turn off its services in the entire country. Joining me discuss recode reporter and host of the new season of podcasts. You listen to called land of giants and it shrink affari history. Hey tiny so. The new season drops today. Congratulations everyone should listen to it right now. or after. this is over In this season you chronicle google's rise from tech startup to this global powerhouse that is now fighting with australian government walking. You tell us about australia. Tell me what's happening there with regulators and how this might play out. Yes so it's a real standoff between australian government and google and basically what the government wants is for google to pay publishers. More like newspapers magazines for new snippets. That show up. Google search but also and probably even more critically for google. They want google to open up their secret algorithms around how they rank results in search and notify any kind of news organization if they end up changing that algorithm and that is something that will really close chest and does not want to share and in land of the giants. We actually went into the origins of google's first revolutionary algorithm called page rank and You know why was it so important and something that you would never want to give away if you're google because that's exactly what makes you google. What would that mean to pull out of the country. Does that mean if someone in australia goes to. Google dot com. They don't get anything. Possibly it could mean that you cannot do a google search. You cannot Open g mail. I think that The full scope of it hasn't really been discussed because at this point they're negotiating right. It's a negotiation and google has said this is a last resort option. They would not wanna poll google's products. But who knows it could be something in between they could just block news articles from showing up so you could still find your local pizza hut. But you couldn't find an article about world politics. Yeah i mean it feels like this Matters to non. Australians which i assume is most of our listeners. apologies to those over there but for most listeners this is about one country. And you know they're fighting some tech giant. Whatever like. Tell me why i should care. The big deal is that this is kind of a template for how governments are going to deal with google in the future right because google and itself has become so powerful that it's almost like its own nation state and you know if a stray elia really wins in the standoff. It'll be a flex of power and so it could be something that we see happen. Not just a miss really about in england in the uk who knows maybe even in the us one day and it's a real test of who's gonna win and zooming out from this right. This is a conversation that's happening. Not just not just the united states but everywhere right about is google chew powerful. That's the theme. You look at during land of the giants. Tell me about how. Google might fair under a democratic administration that frankly like the republican administration that preceded. It is preparing serious. Antitrust action against the titans. That's rates for google right now. It is a very important critical and nerve wracking time. Because they're facing this historic lawsuit. The us government under president trump's administration has sued them. And said you know cues them being a monopoly and now this new administration under biden is inheriting that case and everyone is looking to see who is biden's new attorney general. Who is he going to pick to lead up. This google case is going to be even harder on google. Is he going to expand the scope of the case. How much attention is he going to give it. And we don't really know yet but we do know that there are really strong currents Within the democratic party pushing to be aggressive in breaking up google's power and that comes from people like elizabeth warren and bernie sanders. Who have campaigned around this idea and have a a strong progressive flank of supporters in the party so You know no one knows for sure. But let's say we do know that biden is feeling the pressure to take on big tech and to not be afraid to have his administration go after google and other big tech companies like amazon and facebook. So google is so big at this point that when we talk about antitrust action. We probably aren't really thinking big enough. Frankly i mean. Tell me if google were in australia or you know. Be broken up in the united states. Can you just give me like a sense of the vastness of google empire like. What are we taking for granted in this conversation. I think we take for granted a lot because we just use it every day. It's the calm this integral part of our lives. If google's products were to be pulled from the internet. I basically personally wouldn't probably be able to do my job or even get around with google maps or something like that right and google offers most of these products largely for free so to give google credit. You know they've made these tools. That are so incredibly helpful on the other hand. Are we to reliant on them should there be more competitors in the space. Those are the kinds of questions that politicians are asking right now.
"republican administration" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"All this political back and forth? We got our man in D. C. Joining us now Harlan Hill. He is the principal at Logan Circle. Logan Circle Group. He's a political consultant and somebody who knows what's going on in that town and how it affects the rest of the country. Hardly great to have you back. Let's try to be with you. Bye. What What's What's the feel like these days? Within within GOP circles about the continuation of a national guard deployment to coincide with what's happening now with this impeachment force. Yeah, I mean, I could tell you. I just got back into Washington yesterday, and there's still a presence on the streets here. I mean, it's really unprecedented in the transfer of power, which went off, you know, Obviously we have that insurrection at the Capitol, the so called insurrection the capital, but Now there's a bunch of Bubbas acting stupid and breaking the wall. Uh, response to that since then has been draconian, putting the nation's capital under total military occupation. Is the one message to send not just Americans, but to the world. You know, we look like fools. Well, tell us what are some of the things you've had to deal with. I mean, there's there's like a zone, right? I mean, they you have to present special documents to prove your residents. I mean, for people that don't live in D. C. This It's been really weird for folks like you, right? I mean, the the new Schumer Pelosi. Biden regime here is saying, you know, papers, please. Absolutely. They talked a little bit of that now, but for well over a week up until just about a day ago. In order to access your place of business or your home if it was in side of what they called the green Zone, borrowing that term from Baghdad, you know, it's just But that was the official term They used by the way to describe the security zone in downtown Washington, D C. You had to present Either a copy of your least with your name on it for your mortgage. If you had a car that was parked in a parking garage in downtown D. C. You were not able to get it out. You were stuck. There's no trash pickup. There was no mail delivery man just crazy. This is the nation's capital. This is the nation's capital. And it was Mr full blown military occupation. I mean, it's a Republican administration had done this. I cannot. I cannot imagine the melodramatic outrage it would have. Transpired on CNN and MSNBC. For right, we'd still be talking about it. What do you make harlot of the very consistent now talking point from Democrats and and some Republicans out there, But you have people like You have people out there like Uh, Chuck Schumer and even Mitt Romney, saying that unity will be achieved through this highly divisive process of impeaching a former president. Yeah. And now back to that you have Sitting Republican U. S senators who are announcing that they are not sure how they're going to vote in an impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate. But they know that they're not running for re election in 2022. This just came out of Ohio with Rob Portman, Republican senator from Ohio. Um, he literally said that he said, I'm not sure how I'm gonna vote. I'm not see I'm a cm. I wait to see how the case is presented. But I know that I'm not gonna vote. I'm gonna stand for re election in 22. So that tells me everything I need to know he's going to vote to impeach Person Trump So really the problem this divisiveness Um, end of the lack of willingness to turn the page on this in the start healing of the nation and as a party really originates within the Republican Party. I mean, there wouldn't even be a credible discussion about whether the president could be convinced the former president could be convicted if it wasn't for Mitch McConnell. Mitt Romney. All these other establishment Republicans standing up and saying that they're considering supporting it. Talking to Harlan Hill. He's a principal at Logan Circle Group. A political consultancy advisory down in in D. C. Harlan, do you think they're gonna have you know you're in contact with Hill? Folks? You know what's going on down there? Do you think they're gonna have the What is it 17 Republican votes they would need for conviction. You know, I don't think so. I know that. I mean, there's there's a considerable portion of the Republican caucus in the Senate that I think Would supporting now whether or not the end up coming out and supporting and in the end what entirely depend on whether they hit that number. Right? So it's either going to be a lot of people stay silent. Maybe a few people like Mitt Romney, take us. Take it. Take a boat out of you know what they call their conscience? Um, but, you know, I don't think we're gonna see them come up, You know 45 votes short. Either they're going to hit the number or they're going to be well short of it. Um and, uh, I from what I'm hearing. They don't have it right now. They don't have it. And I think that that's why it's important that President Foreign President Trump Um Days away from this notion of creating a new party. That's a really hard thing to do. I mean, let's talk about this. I mean, there's been some reporting about a about a possible thing that the Patriot Party a third party, where does that stand? And what are we hearing about that? Yeah, I'm hearing is that the former President? Trump is back off on that idea. Pretty well placed. Actually, the source on that the Trump is backed up on that idea that he understands that he has to transform the party from within. And that he can do that by continuing to be a fundraising machine. Um, to build out of political apparatus, they could support. Um Royal candidates the primary Republicans that are not favorable to President Trump's agenda. Um, And apparently that is the strategy that they're going to take forward You saw today. Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Now she's running for governor of Arkansas, You know, So you're certainly see some loyalists that incredible not some, like fringe wackos. But you're a commie. Sanders is credible person, You know, She really is a great political family. She's a nice person. She was an effective soldier for President Trump in the White House, and you know she's the first one. But I know I can't go into on air. I know many other names that are sort of of her same pedigree. They're being slotted into races around the country. You think that.
Lloyd Austin testifies at hearing to be defense secretary
"Another nominee facing Senate scrutiny today is Biden's choice for defense secretary retired General Lloyd Austin. He needs a waiver for the job since he has not been out of the military for more than seven years. NPR's Tom Bowman reports. 15 former Pentagon officials have endorsed Austin. Those endorsing Austin include officials who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, such as President Obama's defense chief Leon Panetta, and James Roach, the Air Force secretary under President George W. Bush. Officials said. Austin is well versed on threats abroad as well as those at home, including quote the national security imperative of rooting out white supremacy from the force. Austin is a West Point graduate who spent most of his career focusing on the Middle East, serving on combat duty in Iraq and overseeing the region as the top officer. The Senate committee will likely focus on Austin's views about continued combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as a security threat of a rising China.
Defense Secretary Nominee Lloyd Austin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
"President elect Joe Biden's Cabinet nominees have confirmation hearings today. Among them is Defense secretary nominee retired General Lloyd Austin. He needs a waiver for the job since he hasn't been out of the military for more than seven years. NPR's Tom Bowman reports Austin has been endorsed by 15 former top Pentagon officials. Those endorsing Austin include officials who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, such as President Obama's defense chief Leon Panetta, and James Roach, the Air Force secretary under President George W. Bush. The officials said. Austin is well versed on threats abroad as well as those at home, including quote the national security imperative of rooting out white supremacy from the force. Austin is a West Point graduate who spent most of his career focusing on the Middle East, serving on combat duty in Iraq and overseeing the region as the top officer. The Senate committee will likely focus on Austin's views about continued combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the security threat of a rising China.
"republican administration" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Meanwhile, the Republican administration in South Dakota As the highest percentage rollout rate in the entire country. So what's the problem? Government? The problem is New York and Arizona's governors are liberal other Democrats. The problem is you have a lot of people here in Arizona who just don't want to take the vaccine in the first place. The problem is that you have the governor hoarding the vaccination off for various reasons. And the problem is that this whole this whole operation from From Operation Warp Speed on down is just garbage. Because we're dealing with the virus in which you have a 99 8.8% recovery rate. Why in the world are you investing in a vaccine? Why is it almost mandatory is going to get there. Why is it being spread worldwide? It's just part of the great scam. And But what? Well, wait a second You're talking about hoarding governor Do she's been hoarding all the cares? Act money, So why wouldn't he be cared? What would you be hoarding all the vaccines? This is what I'm saying. This is the game. The whole, uh, covert check down the whole, You know the mandates that are out there. The washing of the hands The Mass. You have tol close the bars and the restaurants all this kind of stuff. Is part of the great big scan Dimick of 2029 rolling into 2021. They're not going to get a hold this money they're gonna hold. These drugs are gonna try toe aid. They're good friends in the hospital's is this is what we're watching. And for people to go along with this for people to God forbid, get in line and put the stuff in your body. I don't understand it. I don't understand that I truly am at a loss when once again This virus has a 99.8% recovery rate. What are you doing? And you might get election results tomorrow on the conservative circles. You might not JC blah, blah, blah blah of Georgia said your smart device the way you have the right way. The conservative way with James T. Harris and the conservative circus coming up next Lord do see to the rescue. Kind of it's coming up. Next on Russell 105 50 gave way. Northwest Armory is the Valley's premier gun shop. It's rob back with you, and they're doing it again. They've got the Ruger 57 pistol on sale for you for just 6 39 99. Now this is American Rifleman is Handgun of the year. Reuben five Sevens funder Shoot..
Chevron CEO says company is embracing, investing in a lower carbon energy system
"What's best performing sector since election day. You'll never believe it energy and we talked about energy. I mean fossil fuels with multiple co vaccines. Right around the corner. The economy will soon be able to reopen which means more demand for oil and gas ray of yours. No i'm not a fan of this industry anymore. I think the long-term press but posthumous have gotten grimmer but there are two fossil fuel stocks that i still consider investable one of them is chevron the big integrated the king of the oils the best of the best chevrons held up surprising well during the pandemic. And it's got a powerful safe dividend of five point seven percent. The only problem the stock is now thirty five percent in the last six weeks. So kennedy keep climbing. Let's take a closer look with mike. He's the chairman ceo of chevron corporation. Get clear picture of the industry and his company said mr. Moore's welcome demand money jim. It's good to be with you all right so you got to solve this for me. As long as i've been in the business always one company that was the best and it wasn't as yours. It was a company called back son. There are a lot of others that were doing. Well now they're chevron and there really is everybody else everybody else being companies. I'm worried about the dividend that article in production. That aren't conservative. What happened to chevron at the other guy should have listened to well jim. Different companies have made different choices as As we came into this and as as we've gone through this so have changed their dividend policies. Some of changed their strategy. Some of change their financial priorities. We haven't our dividend to secure as you mentioned are balance is strong our strategies are intact and there's no they can count on us so we were we were well prepared as As we went through the cycle. And i think that people realize that we've been constant at a time when many others have changed. Now you'll have when it's necessary been aggressive for instance. You were very aggressive in the gulf of mexico drilling wells that are going to produce oil for year. They don't run out those wells. I mean that's just something that you did. Everybody else went away from it. How did she have the dish do that. Jim it's a long term business. Demand for energy in the world is enormous seven and a half billion people on the planet today. By twenty forty there will be nine billion in all of them deserve the things that affordable reliable energy can provide. so we've got to take a long view on investments and at the same time you've got to take a short view in terms of being prepared for markets that are very volatile and unpredictable. So it's an and world actually have to do both. We have to look out the front window. Twenty years down the road and we look out the window of the house today and see what's going on the world today and manage our way through both of those. Let go out twenty years. You bought a company called no one. None well terrific. I visited leviathan. It's an incredible field in metro. Train off the coast of israel. I could see a visionary saying you know what it's time to disenfranchise gas prom company bringing its gas to the west and make it. So there's a pipeline from israel all the way up through central europe and that could be something that's a twenty five year project pie in the sky. Well that's certainly one of the opportunities to commercialise. What is a large gas resource in the waters of the eastern mediterranean office. Real right now at feeds markets in israel egypt and jordan their opportunities to take liquefied natural gas to other markets and certainly longer term. These types of resources often lend themselves to infrastructure developments to feed market. Europe is not not far away so those are all options to commercially develop that resource and supply markets in an affordable reliable manner. So that that's the type of thing that our company does really well and it's a long term view that we have to have to sustain our company at the same time. I've noticed that you need to be able to have common ground with whoever's in the white house. I'm not going to try to say you have to do this do that. Because you're reasonable person. Have come up with it. But if you have a really aggressive. Climate change president and team. Is it perhaps possible that they make it. So that you that you're not able to enjoy your own properties. Well jim we've been in business for over one hundred forty years we've worked with republican administrations with democrat administrations with split government with unified government. And we always start with common ground. Government wants economic development and prosperity for its people and governments want a cleaner environment We look for the common ground and there's always common ground because we're critical part of the economy. We may not agree. One hundred percent with any given administration on everything. But there's usually much more we're aligned on than we're different have different views on and then we sit down at the table and we work our way through those things. We've got different points of view and that's exactly what we expect to do. with this administration and every other one that follows but mike how do you sit down with fund. Managers younger financials. You say you know what we're about trying to be carbon neutral even make it so carbon negative so to speak so chevron can never be a holding embarrassed and better. How much do you think that works good. And they have great dividend policy. We can own what happens if too many managers start thinking that way. Well jim what managers really want out of our industry and out of our company. It's better returns and boil our strategy down to four simple words. Higher returns lower carbon. And we need to do both. And we need to find ways to invest in things that are good for shareholders and also good for the environment if we do just just invest and things are good for the shareholders and ignore the environment. That's not sustainable. And if all we do is invest in things that have an environmental case and they don't create value and returns for shareholders. That's not sustainable. Either so we sit down with portfolio managers of all ages and all levels of experience and talk about how to deliver higher returns and lower carbon That's what people. I think that's been investors are looking for well. How about another way to look at it. Some people feel jim. Do not see the future. Do you not see tesla. Do you not see the hydrogen fuel cells. Judah there's no room in portfolio because it's going to happen fast than you think you think the demands big al twenty thirty years. Probably the way. I too but they feel no mike they feel. It's gone away. Fashion than you. And i think and that has caused me to pull in my horns about a group i really like. Would you have we embrace a lower carbon future. We expect lower carbon energy system. In fact the energy systems always been moving towards lower carbon hundred. And fifty years ago cole came along a displaced would eat and then you had oil and gas and then you had nuclear hydro wind solar hydrogen now. The energy systems always been in transition. And we're investing today in. I'll give you an example renewable natural gas if you've ever driven by dairy farm or a feed lot. There's there's a certain aroma that you you may recall We're actually capturing the waste products from dairy farms now fermenting the those products to create the natural gas product cleaning it up moving it into a pipeline so it can displace fossil fuels so we reduce methane emissions and we create a salable renewable product. So we're investing in things like that. We're investing in nuclear fusion. we're investing in hydrogen. We're investing technologies that can scale and make a real difference and be part of a carbon energy system. This is the history of our company. And i believe it's the future of putting a hydrogen fuel cells all of your incredible gas stations. How about making that statement saying to the rest of the industry and all the espn enthusiasts. Look we are doing something right now. That's economic but it is gonna kill it in the five six years you could do that. Might your this and you've got the balance what we're working on these kinds of things. Jim we come back to. It's an world we've got to have higher returns and lower carbon and so we've gotta find things that work for shareholders and work for the environment and that's exactly what we're working on so i think i think you're going to see our company and you'll see others in our industry that continue to find solutions and this is a challenge that is too big for any one company anyone industry or anyone one country in the world to completely address We're gonna work in partnership with others and continue to advance the you know the state of the energy system which will only grow. Well mike. you've always been the you've been the voice of reason. Your company's been the scientific company all along people should know that chevron has always had the most scientists and engineers at the top might worth chairman. Ceo of chevron sir.
Nearly 500 ex-military, national security officials endorse Biden
"Retired senior military officers and former Cabinet secretaries have signed an open letter in support of Democrat Joe Biden for President. Washington Post notes that the letter follows a statement for more than 60. Former national security officials who served in Republican administrations, including Donald Trump's Don't call the president Quote unfit to serve as president acclaim
Nearly 500 ex-military, national security officials endorse Biden
"Retired senior military officers as well as former Cabinet secretaries and service chiefs have signed an open letter in support of Joe Biden for president. A letter in The Washington Post is the latest in the Siri's of calls for President Trump's defeat in the November election last month more than 60 former national security officials who served in Republican administrations, including President Trump's, signed a statement calling him unfit to serve as president.
"Hey welcome to in the thickness is a podcast politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective. HORSA and I'm Jerry Galloway. Rela. We have a very special guest joining us from Southern California Jacob Sobre. He's award winning journalist correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and Hey a best selling author. Now, what's up Jacob? So good to be with you guys you know have wanted to do this for so long with you and I'm I'm just grateful to be here with you together I know he's a fan. He's a fan of in the thick fan. Yes. We love that we love fans of the pod so. We're going to be talking about an issue that you have called an American tragedy and this is the issue and the history of family. I don't even like that term because it's really families being ripped apart torn apart. In your new book separated inside an American tragedy you readers through a very intimate look into the policy into the families that have been torn apart and traumatized. You also talk to policymakers and government officials who ultimately were responsible for creating and really promoting this is stemmed separation of an estimated five, thousand, four hundred children from their parents at the hands of the government and I. Say. And still counting. Yeah and despite the fact that president trump signed an executive orders supposedly ending the policy of Charles Separations in two thousand eighteen, the ACLU alleges that there have been more than one thousand family separation since that executive order and more recently propublica reported on how the trump administration has used the corona virus as a pretext to circumvent the normal legal protections allowed to migrant children. So since March ice has circulated thousands of migrant children through hotel black sites making it virtually impossible for lawyers, family members and advocates to locate them and deported them in order to quote prevent the introduction of Covid nineteen into the US. Even though many of the deported children have tested negative for the virus. So Jacob here have reported on these issues for many many years. These policies you know predate trump. So before we get into the current iteration of this shit show, I wanNA talk about looking back into that history and actually. You great job of setting it and in a moment we'll talk about how it's touched of us. Really personally. But Jacob. From your perspective, talk to us about the origins of family separation and how the stage was being set for these policies way before trump entered the white. House. So yeah, you gotTa tell us how did we get here? Yeah. I think Maria. That what the trump administration did and we talked about ripping families apart family separation what to call this really what it was in the words of Physicians for human, rights and Nobel Peace Prize winning organization was torture at met the. Definition of torture according to the United. Nations it was government sanctioned child abuse according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and you know make no mistake. This is on the trump administration's hands. No administration in the history of the United States of America had ever attempted or done anything like this in a systematic way. But the fact that the trump administration was able to execute this policy was only possible because of decades of failed deterrent based immigration border policy by Democratic and Republican administrations. This will come as no news to you. But for people who don't know in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, the Clinton administration put into place their border patrol a policy called prevention through deterrence. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring record number of new border guards by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before by cracking down on illegal hiring, which was designed went along with the first wave of border infrastructure walls. Fences what have you and the idea was that by doing that people who are migrating to this country quote unquote illegally would have to go on more dangerous or deadly journeys to get here and sure enough you know many people have died trying I e let them die trying. Let them die trying. That's exactly right. After the Clinton administration. We had the Bush administration which obviously created H S and expanded the border patrol exponentially dozens of agencies charged with Homeland Security. Will now be located within one cabinet department. With the mandate and legal authority. To protect our people, the Obama Administration obviously deported more people than any other president ever no matter how they are. No matter their reasons. The eleven million who broke these laws should be held accountable and we got to this place where we had donald trump is president saying when Mexico census people, they're not sending their best they bringing drugs. Crime, their rapists, often not the pictures of Jay Johnson walk through the same facilities that I saw separated kids in and look yes. The Obama Administration Limited circumstances did separate parents and children from each other and the reason that they did it was circumstances where you had parents who were perhaps violent criminals or dealing a narcotrafficking but they never did on a systematic basis Jay Johnson? The Homeland Security Secretary, or Cecilia Munoz from the Domestic Policy Council. Bowl said to me on the record in my book we could never do. What the trump administration did it doesn't mean the idea wasn't proposed. It came up, it came up in the situation of the White House but they never did it and the minute Donald Trump became president. This idea was on the table right about a Valentine's Day meeting and twenty seventeen and the officer Kevin McLean then the acting commissioner of Customs and border. Protection they wanted to do this from the get-go and now the results of of this policy are very familiar to all of
Report: Oligarchs skirt US sanctions through shady art sales
"You said it. Reports as Russian oligarchs are using art auctions to get around. US Sanctions report comes after two years of study by the Senate Homeland Security Committee is permanent subcommittee on investigations. It's those Russian oligarchs had been using shell corporations and poor accountability between our houses to wheel and deal and high value art subcommittee chairman Senator Rob Portman says. A bipartisan report quote demonstrates a Russian oligarchs have used the secrecy of the art industry to evade US sanctions, a tool employed by both Democrat and Republican administrations to pressure foreign governments against bad behavior. But Wagner
Trump 'drifted away' from constitution, says ex-military chief Colin Powell
"Ratio former secretary of state Colin Powell has joined the list of top ranking military people criticizing the president of constitutional abuse policy retired four star general has served as national security adviser chair of the joint chiefs of staff and Republican administrations and says Donald Trump is moving away from the constitution and the one where I have to use with inspectors but he's been doing for the last several years is a word I would never have used before I never would have use with any of the four presidents I've worked for he lives he lives about things Hey gets away with it because people will not hold him accountable Powell joins names on a list like Mattis Kelly as per Mollen Makowski Romney and George W. bush who criticize the president the past week Powell says he will vote for Biden trump calls him a
Former Amb. Gary Locke discusses China US relations
"U. S. China relations continue to deteriorate with president trump threatening more sanctions and China apparently cutting back further on agricultural imports Gary Locke served as US ambassador to Beijing under president Obama before that he was governor of Washington investor like is now senior adviser to David Wright and Jermaine I asked the pastor if relations between the United States and China are as bad as they looked relations are very very bad right now it's getting worse the latest salvo of walls the only taking away the the special status that Hong Kong has previously that could impose tariffs on all products that are coming out of Hong Kong and they make it harder for residents of Hong Kong you can visit the United States unfortunately trying to get at the the policies of all China in terms of not respecting the one country two systems the autonomy that the Hong Kong has previously enjoyed these types of actions back hurt the people of Hong Kong without really affecting the government of China really punishing the people of Hong Kong who have really been protesting for greater democracy and freedom so this is really going to hurt the people of the very pro democratic people of of Hong Kong and perhaps while sending a message to mainland China may not really hurt China itself well it has to take us back a bit in history back in ninety seven there was an agreement entered into by China as part of Hong Kong coming back to head away from Great Britain is it just clear they violated that agreement and perhaps more important are there any remedies for violation agreement well played ballgame the report you bite out properly to Hong Kong at least to the with twenty more years or so and China of course is upset that Hong Kong has not passed some security laws it is it's supposed to have a baby but years ago and so tensions have been very poor quality and there's a lot of protesting just last year over the coals old toolbox traditions of people charged with crimes one of the that being sent back to other countries including the mainland China courses with the confidence in the rule of law it tried that people could be prosecuted on trumped up charges in the if they are living in Hong Kong maybe because they're all wasting dissent about the policies you disagree openly occurred with the policies of China criticizing the Chinese government that they could then be extradited to the mainland to face prosecution so these are really tough issues and again on China is I think the holding itself in the world if it takes away the autonomy of Hong Kong and certainly will not help in trying to reunify Taiwan because the people of Taiwan will say how can we ever trust the maple at Thomas is that they might have to maintain the democracy that is very very strong on Taiwan we have the largest economy in the world the United States the second largest China we're gonna have to figure out a way to deal with one another one way or the other can you see a path forward to a constructive engagement with China going forward because I have to say China has not had a great track record of complying with its grievance over the years going all the way back to the WTO I think that the world stage and and and all the other countries which share but China does business has operations as investments and and is a trading partner with all of those countries didn't work with the United States in confronting China United States doing it alone actually hurts Americans actually benefits many of our allies well they have the same concerns this terrible trade war between China United States barely makes American products more expensive in China and so the Chinese the buyers will block you know purchased something from Germany Australia or Canada because it's so much cheaper well those countries have some of the circle I have many of the same concerns about the trading policy the economic policies the lack of intellectual protection the lack of rule of law that we have over China's policies but we should be working in concert with all these other countries the day after China's policies to confront China instead of doing it alone because and these other countries just sit back and their their companies will get all the business because they're they're the products of their companies are so much cheaper whether soybeans from Brazil or whether it's semi conductors from from the E. U. or technological equipment manufactured goods number US steel plate instead of Boeing airplanes this is this general trade war between the United States and China actually benefits many other countries and it's hurting American jobs although it's clear the president trump wants to get China to change its behavior in your experience when you were U. S. ambassador China or more broadly over the years have you seen United States either alone or with others effectively change the Chinese government's behavior I think we've been able to alter the years with different presidents democratic and Republican administrations we've been able to tone down some of their their rhetoric of forced him to be a little bit the slower and more cautious and less confrontational they haven't factored participated at Parker with United States and our allies on a whole host of issues whether it's fighting piracy off the coast of Africa contributing to U. N. peacekeeping forces around the world in fact they are the largest supplier of peacekeeping forces to the United Nations and they've obviously helped chip in in trying to get our branches of developing a nuclear weapon was shown a lot of those international efforts have been successful China has its own ambitions it's feeling gives up power and its success economic technological success and they feel that they've been suppressed and ashamed by western powers for centuries and they're really trying to reclaim what they feel is their place in world civilization but many of their views obviously you are not consistent with the rest of the world and I think that to get them to change to get them to be part of the world community whether it's on trade policy whether it's on military policies respecting other peoples borders and sovereignty we need to have a United front with other countries instead of just doing it by ourselves it's not working thanks to former U. S. ambassador to Beijing Gary Locke
Former Amb. Gary Locke discusses China US relations
"U. U. S. S. China China relations relations continue continue to to deteriorate deteriorate with with president president trump trump threatening threatening more more sanctions sanctions and and China China apparently apparently cutting cutting back back further further on on agricultural agricultural imports imports Gary Gary Locke Locke served served as as US US ambassador ambassador to to Beijing Beijing under under president president Obama Obama before before that that he he was was governor governor of of Washington Washington investor investor like like is is now now senior senior adviser adviser to to David David Wright Wright and and Jermaine Jermaine I I asked asked the the pastor pastor if if relations relations between between the the United United States States and and China China are are as as bad bad as as they they looked looked relations relations are are very very very very bad bad right right now now it's it's getting getting worse worse the the latest latest salvo salvo of of walls walls the the only only taking taking away away the the the the special special status status that that Hong Hong Kong Kong has has previously previously that that could could impose impose tariffs tariffs on on all all products products that that are are coming coming out out of of Hong Hong Kong Kong and and they they make make it it harder harder for for residents residents of of Hong Hong Kong Kong you you can can visit visit the the United United States States unfortunately unfortunately trying trying to to get get at at the the the the policies policies of of all all China China in in terms terms of of not not respecting respecting the the one one country country two two systems systems the the autonomy autonomy that that the the Hong Hong Kong Kong has has previously previously enjoyed enjoyed these these types types of of actions actions back back hurt hurt the the people people of of Hong Hong Kong Kong without without really really affecting affecting the the government government of of China China really really punishing punishing the the people people of of Hong Hong Kong Kong who who have have really really been been protesting protesting for for greater greater democracy democracy and and freedom freedom so so this this is is really really going going to to hurt hurt the the people people of of the the very very pro pro democratic democratic people people of of of of Hong Hong Kong Kong and and perhaps perhaps while while sending sending a a message message to to mainland mainland China China may may not not really really hurt hurt China China itself itself well well it it has has to to take take us us back back a a bit bit in in history history back back in in ninety ninety seven seven there there was was an an agreement agreement entered entered into into by by China China as as part part of of Hong Hong Kong Kong coming coming back back to to head head away away from from Great Great Britain Britain is is it it just just clear clear they they violated violated that that agreement agreement and and perhaps perhaps more more important important are are there there any any remedies remedies for for violation violation agreement agreement well well played played ballgame ballgame the the report report you you bite bite out out properly properly to to Hong Hong Kong Kong at at least least to to the the with with twenty twenty more more years years or or so so and and China China of of course course is is upset upset that that Hong Hong Kong Kong has has not not passed passed some some security security laws laws it it is is it's it's supposed supposed to to have have a a baby baby but but years years ago ago and and so so tensions tensions have have been been very very poor poor quality quality and and there's there's a lot a lot of of protesting protesting just just last last year year over over the the coals coals old old toolbox toolbox traditions traditions of of people people charged charged with with crimes crimes one one of of the the that that being being sent sent back back to to other other countries countries including including the the mainland mainland China China courses courses with with the the confidence confidence in in the the rule rule of of law law it it tried tried that that people people could could be be prosecuted prosecuted on on trumped trumped up up charges charges in in the the if if they they are are living living in in Hong Hong Kong Kong maybe maybe because because they're they're all all wasting wasting dissent dissent about about the the policies policies you you disagree disagree openly openly occurred occurred with with the the policies policies of of China China criticizing criticizing the the Chinese Chinese government government that that they they could could then then be be extradited extradited to to the the mainland mainland to to face face prosecution prosecution so so these these are are really really tough tough issues issues and and again again on on China China is is I I think think the the holding holding itself itself in in the the world world if if it it takes takes away away the the autonomy autonomy of of Hong Hong Kong Kong and and certainly certainly will will not not help help in in trying trying to to reunify reunify Taiwan Taiwan because because the the people people of of Taiwan Taiwan will will say say how how can can we we ever ever trust trust the the maple maple at at Thomas Thomas is is that that they they might might have have to to maintain maintain the the democracy democracy that that is is very very very very strong strong on on Taiwan Taiwan we we have have the the largest largest economy economy in in the the world world the the United United States States the the second second largest largest China China we're we're gonna gonna have have to to figure figure out out a a way way to to deal deal with with one one another another one one way way or or the the other other can can you you see see a a path path forward forward to to a a constructive constructive engagement engagement with with China China going going forward forward because because I I have have to to say say China China has has not not had had a great a great track track record record of of complying complying with with its its grievance grievance over over the the years years going going all all the the way way back back to to the the WTO WTO I I think think that that the the world world stage stage and and and and and and all all the the other other countries countries which which share share but but China China does does business business has has operations operations as as investments investments and and and and is is a a trading trading partner partner with with all all of of those those countries countries didn't didn't work work with with the the United United States States in in confronting confronting China China United United States States doing doing it it alone alone actually actually hurts hurts Americans Americans actually actually benefits benefits many many of of our our allies allies well well they they have have the the same same concerns concerns this this terrible terrible trade trade war war between between China China United United States States barely barely makes makes American American products products more more expensive expensive in in China China and and so so the the Chinese Chinese the the buyers buyers will will block block you you know know purchased purchased something something from from Germany Germany Australia Australia or or Canada Canada because because it's it's so so much much cheaper cheaper well well those those countries countries have have some some of of the the circle circle I I have have many many of of the the same same concerns concerns about about the the trading trading policy policy the the economic economic policies policies the the lack lack of of intellectual intellectual protection protection the the lack lack of of rule rule of of law law that that we we have have over over China's China's policies policies but but we we should should be be working working in in concert concert with with all all these these other other countries countries the the day day after after China's China's policies policies to to confront confront China China instead instead of of doing doing it it alone alone because because and and these these other other countries countries just just sit sit back back and and their their their their companies companies will will get get all all the the business business because because they're they're they're they're the the products products of of their their companies companies are are so so much much cheaper cheaper whether whether soybeans soybeans from from Brazil Brazil or or whether whether it's it's semi semi conductors conductors from from from from the the E. E. U. U. or or technological technological equipment equipment manufactured manufactured goods goods number number US US steel steel plate plate instead instead of of Boeing Boeing airplanes airplanes this this is is this this general general trade trade war war between between the the United United States States and and China China actually actually benefits benefits many many other other countries countries and and it's it's hurting hurting American American jobs jobs although although it's it's clear clear the the president president trump trump wants wants to to get get China China to to change change its its behavior behavior in in your your experience experience when when you you were were U. U. S. S. ambassador ambassador China China or or more more broadly broadly over over the the years years have have you you seen seen United United States States either either alone alone or or with with others others effectively effectively change change the the Chinese Chinese government's government's behavior behavior I I think think we've we've been been able able to to alter alter the the years years with with different different presidents presidents democratic democratic and and Republican Republican administrations administrations we've we've been been able able to to tone tone down down some some of of their their their their rhetoric rhetoric of of forced forced him him to to be be a a little little bit bit the the slower slower and and more more cautious cautious and and less less confrontational confrontational they they haven't haven't factored factored participated participated at at Parker Parker with with United United States States and and our our allies allies on on a a whole whole host host of of issues issues whether whether it's it's fighting fighting piracy piracy off off the the coast coast of of Africa Africa contributing contributing to to U. U. N. N. peacekeeping peacekeeping forces forces around around the the world world in in fact fact they they are are the the largest largest supplier supplier of of peacekeeping peacekeeping forces forces to to the the United United Nations Nations and and they've they've obviously obviously helped helped chip chip in in in in trying trying to to get get our our branches branches of of developing developing a a nuclear nuclear weapon weapon was was shown shown a a lot lot of of those those international international efforts efforts have have been been successful successful China China has has its its own own ambitions ambitions it's it's feeling feeling gives gives up up power power and and its its success success economic economic technological technological success success and and they they feel feel that that they've they've been been suppressed suppressed and and ashamed ashamed by by western western powers powers for for centuries centuries and and they're they're really really trying trying to to reclaim reclaim what what they they feel feel is is their their place place in in world world civilization civilization but but many many of of their their views views obviously obviously you you are are not not consistent consistent with with the the rest rest of of the the world world and and I I think think that that to to get get them them to to change change to to get get them them to to be be part part of of the the world world community community whether whether it's it's on on trade trade policy policy whether whether it's it's on on military military policies policies respecting respecting other other peoples peoples borders borders and and sovereignty sovereignty we we need need to to have have a a United United front front with with other other countries countries instead instead of of just just doing doing it it by by ourselves ourselves it's it's not not working working thanks thanks to to former former U. U. S. S. ambassador ambassador to to Beijing Beijing Gary Gary Locke Locke
How Bolton's Allegations Could Change the Impeachment Trial
"It's the second week of the Senate impeachment trial of president trump and there's a new wildcard in the mix John Bolton a draft of the former national security advisers memoir was leaked over the weekend in it. He reportedly writes that. President trump told him he wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine until the country. Aidid investigations into Democrats including his political rival former vice president. Joe Biden the allegation strike at the center of the impeachment inquiry and could change the dynamics in the Senate or the President's defense team is making their arguments today. Joining me now with more details is Wall Street Journal Executive Washington editor Jerry. seib Jerry this leak from John Bolton's upcoming book is throwing a lot of uncertainty into the Senate impeachment trial. Democrats are renewing their calls for Bolton to testify and it could prompt president trump's defense to tweak their strategy. How do you think this could change what we see in the next few days of the impeachment trial well I think it has to immediate impacts one is I think it affects or could affect at least the tactics? The president's defense team uses as it moves through its phase days of the arguments in the Senate it has been essentially trying to have it both ways to say there was no quid pro quo when the president asks Ukraine for Investigations Investigations into corruption. In the Biden's there was no threat of withholding military aid at the same time so there was no quid pro quo. But and secondly even if there there was such a quid pro quo. It would have been perfectly within the president's rights to ask for that because he was interested in getting to the bottom of corruption Ukraine. I think now that you have John Bolton saying saying well yes there was a quid pro quo. The president told me that he was going to withhold aid until the Ukrainians started investigating the Biden's that now I think the president's defense team probably has to fall back on the well. That was perfectly acceptable argument. So I think it changes and somewhat restricts their ability to argue their case the second effect and probably conceivably conceivably the more important one is that it increases dramatically the chances that there will be a vote in the Senate to call witnesses once. The President's defense team has done making. It's case in to do that. You'd have four. Republican senators agree with all the Democrats. Witnesses ought to be called including John Bolton on Saturday. That didn't seem very likely Egli to happen on Monday. After the Bolton revelation. I think it's much more likely and that in turn I imagine could open the door to calling more witnesses besides Bolton right exactly exactly because once you open that door there are a lot of things that can happen and the Democrats are equally eager to hear from Mick Mulvaney. The Acting White House Chief of staff and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will potentially others and then you will have Republicans demanding that Joe Biden or his son. Hunter Biden be called to testify about their actions in Ukraine rain. And so you have probably dueling subpoena fights and elongation of the whole trial section of the impeachment process which the president doesn't want and very uncertain outcomes the law of surprises and potentially unser pleasant surprises for both sides. Comes into play so you will have moved from a process is that seemed to be headed toward a certain conclusion to one in which there's at least more uncertainty. I think it's very unlikely that. Any of these scenarios result in the president being convicted hidden removed from office but the twists and turns in the political impact list twists and turns are much harder to predict now. How damaging could Bolton's testimony for the president in this trial if we go down that road where he is called as a witness well I think it's damaging potentially in the sense that it will Would serve if the if the leaks. What he's written? A book are correct to basically confirmed one of the articles of impeachment that the Democrats have put forward which is that. There was undue undue pressure put on Ukraine in the form of withholding military aid to coerce the Ukrainian to investigate the president's political opponents. That is Joe Biden. That would essentially Ashley be confirmed if the leaks are correct. It doesn't however get to the follow on question which Republicans would stress. which is? That's not an impeachable offense. You may disagree with that. We think the president was in within his rights to press for an answer to what was going on in Ukraine during the Obama years as a matter of foreign policy and so what Republicans will say. It's not an impeachable offense. Even if you believe everything John Bolton said so I I think it complicates the political narrative. I doubt that it changes inches. The outcome as I said because Republicans are both convinced there there was less there the meets the eye and that whatever the president did does not amount to a high crime or misdemeanor meaner as required under the constitution for impeachment and conviction Jerry. How do Republicans view John Bolton he has a long history in Washington how are Republicans responding responding to this leak? And how are they viewing Bolton's relationship to president trump. Well that's an interesting question because you have a role reversal in both parties. He's on John Bolton right now. For years and years John Bolton was kind of a a villainous figure in the Democratic Party very conservative goes back to campaigning for Barry Goldwater when he was in his youth served in the Reagan and Bush administrations very hawkish conservative and very much reviled by Democrats now. They're begging for John Bolton to stand up and be a man of principle as we know he is and testify and on the Republican side. You have a similar reversal. I mean John Bolton is conservatives conservative he served in every Republican administration nations since Ronald Reagan. And now he's being attacked by. Republicans is not credible person and so this is kind of the whiplash effect that you see often in the the trump administration when people who were traditional Republican conservatives are not necessarily trusted now and those same kinds of conservatives. Don't necessarily love the trump administration association. So there's a kind of identity crisis on the right to to some extent these days and John Bolton personifies that now in this context in some ways you know one of the ironies. arnie's in this situation is that there are a lot of things that John Bolton has said and written for years that are very trumpian in the way he's described it very much in sync with President and trump. He has said you can't trust the European Union for example and he has said the State Department is a A hotbed of careerist liberals who try to make policy not just execute the president's policy especially when that president is a Republican. Those are the exact things that Donald Trump says about the EU and the State Department bureaucracy. So there is a there's there's a lot of overlap between John Bolton things and what Donald Trump thinks the place where they fell out with each other and the reason for this controversy now is Moscow in Russia Russia where John Bolton is quite the Hawk and therefore wanted to make sure that Ukraine was armed to confront Russia and president trump has a much more benign view of Russia and Vladimir Putin hooton overall and so the irony here is that there's a lot of trump and John Bolton just not on this question of Ukraine Wall Street Journal Executive Washington editor Jerry. seib thank thank you so