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Big Tech CEOs Testimony Before Congress
"Today was the day as I record these words the big tech CEO's are still testifying before Congress. So I'm going to have to do a summary of what I've seen just in the first couple of hours or so and leave some of the juicier question and answer back and forth for tomorrow. I up a note on the format that we've been seeing. Yes. All of the CEOS were testifying remotely. They were using Cisco Webex as the video conferencing tool and it seemed to work fairly well at least right until this very moment as I turned off the stream to go into the booth to record this, they took a ten minute recess because apparently one of the witnesses. was having an issue with their stream or feed, and I'm wondering if it might have been Jeff Bezos because at least thus far were almost an hour and a half into the testimony and he hadn't been asked a single question. Anyway back to the whole idea of testifying remotely if I were going to do one of those rate, my video call backgrounds reports. Bezos look like he was in some sort of executive boardroom, lots of tasteful Chomsky's behind him. Look like he was in a conference room at a high end law firm I couldn't tell what Zuckerberg was sitting in front of it looked like closed vertical blinds almost like I don't know some sort of like a bunker like if you're battening down your house for a Hurricane Tim, Cook was in front of some sort of tasteful plant trough though he was clearly working off an ipad pro. Let's start off with what the Fab four had to say in their opening statements. Amazon's Jeff bezos underscored Amazon's job creation, its investments in social causes and its role in supporting small and medium-sized businesses. And made the case that Hey Amazon is just a tiny competitor in a huge global market quote. The global retail market we compete in is strikingly large and extraordinarily competitive Amazon accounts for less than one percent of the thousand five, trillion dollar global retail market and less than four percent of retail in the US unlike industries that are winner take all there's room in retail for many winners for example. More than eighty retailers in the US. Alone earn over one billion dollars in annual revenue like any retailer we know that the success of our store depends entirely on customer satisfaction with their experience in our store every day Amazon competes against large established players like target Costco Kroger and of course, Walmart a company more than twice Amazon size, and while we have always focused on producing a great customer experience. For retail sales done primarily online sales initiated online are now in even larger Growth Area for other stores Walmart's online sales grew seventy four percent in the first quarter and customers are increasingly flocking disservices invented by other stores. Amazon still can't match at the scale of other large companies like curbside pickup and in store returns and quote alphabets. Soon, Darpa, Chai, said that Google also operates in a highly competitive. Market and that it's free products benefit the average American quote. A competitive digital ad marketplace gives publishers, advertisers, and therefore consumers an enormous amount of choice pichai stated, for example, competition and ads from twitter instagram comcast and others has helped lower online advertising costs by forty percent over the last ten years with these savings pass down to consumers through lower prices in areas like travel and real estate Google faces strong. For search queries for many businesses that are experts in those areas. Today's competitive landscape looks nothing like I. Did five years ago let alone twenty one years ago when Google launched its first product Google search people have more ways to search for information than ever before and quote. Tim Cook of Apple said that the APP store has opened the gate wider for software developers. Also, apple doesn't have dominant market share quote as much as we believe, the iphone provides the best user experience. We know it is far from the only choice available to consumers Cook said after beginning with five hundred APPs today the APP store hosts more than one point seven, million, only sixty of which are apple software. Clearly, if apple is a gatekeeper, what we have done is open the gate wider we want to get every APP we can on the store, not keep them off and quote. And facebook's mark. Zuckerberg said well, but he said a thousand times before that facebook knows it has more work to do on things like fighting misinformation and that you know companies aren't bad simply because they're big. And he took pains to point out that facebook is an American success story quote although people around the world use our products. FACEBOOK is a proudly American company. He said, we believe in Values Democracy Competition Inclusion and free expression that the American economy was built on many other tech companies share these values, but there's no guarantee our values will win out for example China. Is Building its own version of the Internet focused on very different ideas and they are exporting their vision to other countries as Congress and other stakeholders. Consider how antitrust laws support competition in the US. I believe it's important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America's digital economy, a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world and quote. In his opening remarks, the chairman of the Committee David. Sy-. Selena Rhode. Island. Laid out three areas of inquiry that the was scheduled to delve into at least in questioning from the Democratic Congress folk more on that in A. Quitting CNBC, each platform allegedly serves as a quote bottleneck for a key channel of distribution and quote the platforms allegedly used their control over digital infrastructure to Sir Vail other companies, their growth business activity, and whether they might pose a competitive threat and use that information to maintain their own power and third the platforms allegedly abused their control over current technologies to extend their power through tactics like self referencing their own products. Quote. Prior to the cove nineteen pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. Silly said in the wake of Covid nineteen however, they are likely to emerge stronger and more powerful than ever before, and he concluded by saying quote, our founders would not bow before a king nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and quote? But as I say, while this was labelled as an anticompetitive antitrust inquiry, it seems like the Republican Congress folk were primarily interested in probing alleged bias against conservative users. In fact, Jim Jordan. One of the ranking Republican representatives spent most of his opening remarks railing against. which if that continues would basically be exactly what all of the CEOS in the talking head boxes would be hoping for right lots of distraction and no real spotlight on them. In fact, a lot of the most heated questions directed at a company that's not even present. We'll see if that continues but I have to say straight off Chairman Sicily and was very specific targeted sharp questions. He kept interrupting folks when they started to stray into doublespeak and the very nature of the questions from him and others at least so far. This wasn't like previous congressional hearings we've covered where the congress folk didn't seem to even understand the businesses they were investigating, and maybe that was because I don't know if you saw the woman sitting very prominently very obviously behind Mr. Cecil lean. Let me let the Washington Post fill you in on who that was quote as a twenty eight year old law student Lena Con penned a twenty four thousand word article for Yale Law Journal titled Amazon's antitrust. Paradox. The article described how US antitrust law isn't equipped to deal with tech giants such as Amazon. Even as the company has made itself as essential to commerce in the twenty first century in the way that railroads and telephone systems had in the previous century con now works as counsel for the antitrust subcommittee she has worked with Sylvain to develop his case against the tech giants including Amazon and quote. As I said, the questioning is continuing as I speak these words in fact I just heard that they came back from their recess. The whole thing did kick off hour late only getting started at one PM, eastern? So I don't think it'll be done before for five PM at least. So again, I'll put together a summary of all of the juicy exchanges happening now for tomorrow.
What Clinton's Impeachment Can Teach Us About Trump's Upcoming Trial
"Lawmakers lawmakers will will come come back back to to Washington Washington DC DC next next week week and and the the next next phase phase of of the the impeachment impeachment process against president trump will start senators are still debating how the trial in the Senate will work and since we don't know it makes some sense to look back at the trial of president Clinton twenty one years ago here's Clinton talking just after his Senate trial I want to say again to the American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to trigger these events then the great burden they have imposed on the Congress and on the American people Clinton of course was impeached but acquitted so was president Andrew Johnson and it's likely to be the same with president trump constitutional scholar Kim Whaley wrote an essay in the Atlantic about why this matters she's in studio with us good morning good morning so you have raised such an interesting question is impeachment really attack on presidential power if a president has never been removed from office well it's really sort of a a matter of human nature if we are concerned about consequences for certain behavior then we check that behavior so in this moment it's still exists as a means of basically conveying to future presidents listen there's a red line and if you cross that red line they'll be consequences on to ensure that the president stays accountable to the people and not to him or herself you are concerned about what happens if they are not consequences in your racing another really interesting point you're saying the important thing is that Bill Clinton and Donald Trump when peach for different reasons Clinton was impeached for lying under oath perjury which is a crime and president trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress which at the moment no one is calling a crime right right so so president Clinton some of the critiques of that impeachment process war that what he did was not about abusing his office to the extent to which he sort of took advantage of a young intern that is an abuse of office but in the same way that any sort of senior person in an organization with but he was acquitted not withstanding that he was basically charged with perjury which is a crime an internal justice system for president trump we have an abuse of office but we don't have him charged in the articles of impeachment with a crime so the kind of different sides of the same coin if you cannot you you commit a crime no abuse of office your quitted you don't commit a crime at least charged with a crime and there is an abuse of office and your quitted the question becomes what's left of impeachment what what in the future is impeachable may I ask you what you think the answer to that question might be you know I eat arguably it's something like bribery treason causes are specifically listed in the constitution it's difficult to imagine even in this moment the Republican Congress convicting president trump had he then actually impeached for bribery of course obstruction Congress itself is a crime so I think going forward that's a question for Americans if because of the D. O. J. memo that you can't indict a sitting president did you just a branch is not available to base as a check on the presidency impeachments the only thing left other than an election if impeachment is basically treated as a nothing burger because nothing is impeachable then we have an office of the presidency that's really above the rule of law and then what do we do you know I'm into the constitution is he is my only guess but well amending the constitution the constitution does have an impeachment clause but a you know like anything if you don't enforce a rule if there's a ban on speeding but use but there's no consequences for speeding people were speed and we see this with the constitution we as Americans in understand if parts of what it exists are not in force we can take out our black marker and cross it out and I think impeachment in this moment is one of those questions future presidents could say at impeachment doesn't really mean anything nothing's really impeachable anymore it so political and that we have to understand means whoever's in that office regardless of party has more power and ultimately the framers understood it's human nature to abuse power if you have it one major argument against both the impeachment of president Clinton and also president trump was that it's just too partisans what people said back then they're saying it now do you think impeachment as a process is inherently flawed because it is political it in this moment it is and I don't think the process is flawed but the way it's playing out is flawed because we've got the Senate Majority Leader saying listen I'm in lockstep with the presidency we don't have Republicans in this moment in Congress committing to independent sort of measured thoughtful oversight of what's happening in the office of the presidency I'm to your prior question I think one possibility would be to create another means of checking the presidency through the criminal justice process basically passing a law that would override the DOJ internal memo saying you can't prosecute a sitting president that would probably be challenged as unconstitutional I I think in this moment the rationale for why you can't prosecute a sitting president doesn't really hold water but of course for the same reasons despite this sort of partisan Congress won't impeach this particular man I it's it's impossible to imagine that there be legislation that would come through both houses that would actually operate as a check going forward on on the presidency and with us with an account of a presidency we all are safer we every American regardless of political party needs to make sure that there are two tickets issued for speeding in the White House because that pot that office just has so much power you are a constitutional scholar and a couple seconds we have left room for optimism reason for optimism well reason for optimism if we can see you know in a in the Senate trial a thoughtful measured process that's overseen by the the Supreme Court justice the chief I think that will make it more meat meaning fall but we'll just have to see I I wish I were more optimistic to be quite honest Kim Wheatley constitutional scholar thank you
Federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine since early 2019
"How is the White House going to defend itself against an on going impeachment inquiry some White House officials and people connected to the White House have declared a congressional investigation to be unconstitutional of said they will not cooperate Rudy guiliani the president's personal lawyer says he does not have to comply with subpoenas his lawyer wrote a letter saying the impeachment inquiry was unconstitutional and baseless vice president pence has issued a more nuanced statement suggesting that he may be able to provide some documents in some circumstances the White House counsel's office has said there is no need to cooperate with an illegitimate inquiry and yet witnesses connected with the administration continue to appear before a house impeachment inquiry so what's going on Stephen groves is on the line he has a special assistant to the president until recently was in the White House counsel's office and is now deputy press secretary Mister gross good morning morning Steve thank you ever probably Neil I I want to begin with Rudy Giuliani's statement the statement made by his lawyer saying it was unconstitutional and baseless to to investigate in this way and saying that he doesn't have to provide documents for various reasons really direct question because you're a lawyer in the United States can someone decide to ignore a subpoena okay ignore or not comply with subpoenas you know if they are asking for materials that the person issuing a subpoena art and title to like for example if someone subpoenaed you and said I want all the communications between you Steve Inskeep and your lawyer you don't have to necessarily comply with that subpoena I mean you might you might have to litigate and have a judge decide whether your attorney client privilege can be overcome by the subpoena but the subpoena a lone it is not something that can not be child in the United States in other words you can say sue me you can order the person issuing subpoena can realize I'm asking for attorney client privileged material here maybe I'll pursue other documents that are covered by privilege well I want to understand Julie on his position and I recognize that he's outside the White House you don't directly speak for him but you have to have some understanding of this Giuliani has publicly said in the last couple of days I don't care if people look into my business dealings in Ukraine and of course Giuliani had business dealings in Ukraine while also representing the president of the United States in seeking an investigation of people connected with Joe Biden and Joe Biden himself he said I don't care if people look into my business dealings they can look into it all they want but then his lawyer drops this letter saying that we won't cooperate if there is nothing to hide why not cooperate well you're you're quite right that as a private citizen not working in the US government I don't speak for Rudy Giuliani and the more the point the the letter that you referenced in the opening issued by the White House counsel no that that doesn't apply to people you know outside of the administration I think that there may be some things that were subpoenaed from Giuliani that touch on attorney client privilege if they were communications that he had with the president but otherwise you know it's up to Giuliani to decide whether he's going to be complying with a congressional subpoena would you urge him to cooperate and comply with legitimate subpoena definitely not my place to urge him about complying with the subpoena that some that he added that he retains another lawyer as you pointed out they'll have to decide that were or deal with Congress in their own way or I have to go to court if the subpoena is going to be enforced or if Congress tries to hold him in contempt these are all decisions that Giuliani will have to make I'm trying to understand the White House is specifically the white house's strategy here as well because the White House counsel as you know for whom you'll work until recently has taken what to a layman seems like the same here this is an illegitimate inquiry we don't have to comply with anything and yet people who are in the administration still are testifying showing up complying with subpoenas producing documents when asked are it is the White House doing anything to try to stop them the White House has been clear on on its position that you know in the past when impeachment Cory's I have been opened there's been certain processes that everyone it has agreed to whether it was Nixon with a Democrat Congress or Clinton with a Republican Congress others been up for vote opening a formal inquiry and then most importantly in both cases minimum the minimum due process rights reported to both president Nixon and to quit but let's not because we have discussed this but you're in a situation now where you've said the house is being unfair we don't have to cooperate and yet people are cooperating are you trying to stop them in anyway I believe without getting into anything that like internally delivered of that witnesses have been informed about executive privilege and informed about classified information and they have gone and and participated or worse that for depositions or interviews hopefully they you know are you know know what their obligations are as current or former employees of the federal government vis a vis a revealing executive privilege revealing classified information but you know we're going to go forward with this inquiry as as best we can given the Democrats you know lack of transparency lack of formality and you know we'll see how this thing pans out the end but right now the White House is clear that it's not going to participate in an illegitimate sham process which is really what this is but you're only going so far and stopping other people who are working for the U. S. government from participating when you say we're going to go forward as best we can that's what I hear you saying that's what seems to be happening we don't want people to be hurt we don't want people to be held in contempt you know the Democrats are are issuing subpoenas like hot cakes and you know we have an obligation to protect classified information in the sector privileged information and and we'll go forward in this thing at you know as best we can and we we intend to go forward and not dissipate Mister gross thanks for your insights really appreciate it thank you Steve Stephen gross is a special assistant to the president of the United States NPR White House correspondent Frank or don yes has been listening along with us and Franco what do you hear there well I mean he's following administration line is talking about you know that the administration is you know it's not going to cooperate with what it sees as a sham investigation criticizing closing in democratic leadership of giving out subpoenas like hot cakes but I found it interesting that you know he you know said that the administration will cooperate or at least the White House will be quote cooperate but as you pointed out we're finding out that many members of the administration are sitting down for these interviews and the White House is all is only going so far to try to stop them we haven't had court battles over the testimony of various US diplomats for example know exactly I mean this is this been for it's very fascinating particularly you know we have someone coming up we just had Volker we just had we have McKinley coming tomorrow for me today it's you know the next few days are going to continue to be very interesting NPR's of Franco done yes thanks so much thank
House disaster-aid bill stalls as Republican freshman objects
"The US house has blocked a disaster relief Bill before leaving for the weekend. Fox's Rachel Sutherland reports recovering from natural disasters. We'll have to wait a little longer for an aid package. Now stalled in the house at a Republican congress and chip ROY objected during a pro forma session, if I do not object, congress will have passed into law Bill that spends nineteen billion dollars of taxpayer money without members of congress being present here in our nation's capital to vote on, it also pointed out the Bill includes no money to address the humanitarian crisis at the
"republican congress" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Oh, okay. So he had held they the Obama administration had held some documents that they claimed they had executive privilege for and so that's like an actual defensible legal interpretation versus. Okay. So that's the. They get any over a bunch of documents like hundreds of thousands of documents. Maybe but said, okay, these ones we have executive privilege over and then the Republican congress was like, how dare you? We hold contempt. And then eventually judge was like, nah is that. And let's let's split steel men that as much as possible the holders initial response was I'm not going to give you any documents. Okay. Executive privilege over the entire thing. They litigated that question. And judge Jackson said no you have to turn over the documents. That are not predeceased. Right. That is seeking internal counsel from. Right from a lawyer, right? As to how you should proceed and deliberative in nature that is the that is the essence of executive privilege, which is the deliberative process from hey, and the reason again, we've talked about this on the show in the past. But it worth five seconds on a on a primer here. The reason you want executive privileges you want when you have a real president that actually seeks advice from his subordinates you want those subordinates in closed session to be as candid with the president as possible, right? Classic example, is the president says I'm thinking of ordering you know, a military strike on X country. You want your secretary of state to say, Mr President? If you do that Americans will get, you know, Americans will die, right and no secretary of state, you know, think pillared Clinton, right? No secretary of state is going to say that. And then sign off on the decision and then have. Americans. If that document is gonna get produced in court litigation later on right? Like, they're going to instead be cagey and mindful of their own political futures, right? Because it because you know, you want them to be able to give honest advice. You exactly right. That's that's the that's the that's much pithier than I was saying. But look there's a conflict between honesty and concern for your political future and people who tend to be in the cabinet tend to be folks who are part of the political process. Right. So you want there at legitimate advice to be protected by deliberative, process privilege? That's why -secutive privileges. A good thing. That's you know, again, it's obviously being abused by the Trump administration to the extent that there's legitimate executive privilege to protect great turn it over to a judge let judge decide right if if that's the outcome than I think everybody on earth will be happy with that as an outcome. But but what's not a valid outcome is just nothing, right? No consequences. No, nothing. There will be consequences. There will be lawsuits. Okay. In three five years. No. I'm just kidding. Hopefully, hopefully it moves along. All right. What? Yeah, I wanna say one more thing. Right. Because we talked about a Boyd's letters. It's a two page lettering and upload it to the show notes saying that we will advise the president to assert executive privilege if you hold bar in contempt. They've done that now as as we've said, it is noteworthy that that letter says as a basis for its authority it refers to a nineteen eighty two memo from the president from Ronald Reagan that outlined the procedure of complying with some congressional subpoenas to ensure that you didn't wave executive privilege has absolutely nothing to do with the merits of the situation. It's no worthy because the same. Reagan White House two years later nineteen Eighty-four then. Assistant cylinder general Ted Olson, longstanding friend of the show wrote a an office of legal counsel opinion, that is dispositive on this very matter. And that opinion in relevant part says congress could obtain judicial resolution of the underlying claim of executive privilege and vindicate. It's a certified right to obtain any documents by a civil action for enforcement of a congressional subpoena. Right. So in other words, if the attorney general's office was not one hundred percent hackery in the pocket of Donald Trump..
"republican congress" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The American people during the twenty twenty campaign and suggest that would be what he would be advocating in a second term. If there were a Republican congress. Oh. All the bad ideas. This was not only the best bad idea was the worst bad idea. So Trump gets to a situation where this Muller investigation seems to be over with minus the political side of it, which there were going to always do no matter what even when this thing comes out in the next two weeks. I can guarantee whatever's redacted is the reason that Trump got elected, even if it's innocent people who did nothing wrong stuff. That's under the grand jury that you can't actually legally see that they're going to make it all the Democrats are gonna make this is what it is. So, but for all intents and purposes, most of the people like Muller spoke, we're going to get on with their lives. Those did care which were you know, the people sit around all night, just watching Fox News and MSNBC what happened. The average person here's him after he gets out of this. And rather than take a lap victory saying. He goes health care. We got healthcare kids. We got healthcare. You understand what we got? We got healthcare. We're gonna take that square on here. We come. You can't stop us. We're coming. It's health care health care health care. Oh, yeah. And people like, wait. What you're what you're what what? Very.
What Trump proposed in his 2020 budget
"Grilled President Trump's acting budget director a day after he laid out the administration's four point seven trillion dollar budget, which pushes the federal deficit passed one trillion dollars. Trump wants more than eight billion dollars for the barrier with Mexico. He's also asking for a big boost in military spending, that's alongside steep cuts in health care and economic support programs for the poor the plan also retains the huge Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and the richest corporations that the Congressional Budget Office has projected will add one point nine trillion dollars to the deficit over a ten year period. Massachusetts Democrat Seth Bolton. Pressed acting budget director Russ vote on the consequences of that tax cut. I'm just curious how. How many of Mr. Trump's eight point six billion dollar walls? Could he build with one point nine trillion dollars? I haven't done the math on that more than two hundred twenty two hundred twenty two hundred twenty miles two hundred and twenty of his full walls. Now just to compare that to some democratic priorities. What do you think one point nine trillion dollars would do for education funding in the United States that make a difference in our kids lives? We believe this this budget fully funds. What is necessary to continue to educate? Our children. Washington state congresswoman Paul pointed to the massive increase in military spending proposed by Trump, including a huge increase in the overseas. Contingency operations also known as the Pentagon's slush fund in this budget. How much does the president proposed cutting the department of defense department slush fund in in twenty fiscal year? Twenty we propose increasing the how much are you proposing to increase it by increase it up to from sixty nine billion to one hundred and sixty four billion. So you're proposing to increase the slush fund that has been called that by the president's chief of staff, and by our our chairman of the Armed Services Committee by one hundred and thirty eight percent to one hundred and sixty five billion over twenty nineteen jay-paul noted that last fall, the Pentagon failed its first ever comprehensive audit and asked whether it shouldn't come into compliance before. Trump grants it more higher spending levels. Democrats also denounced the massive cuts in health care. The Trump budget proposal, including one and a half trillion dollars to Medicaid and eight hundred forty five billion to Medicare over the next ten years, Texas, Democrats Sheila jackson-lee said the budget targets the most vulnerable Americans this budget attacks the most vulnerable in this nation. It is unequal and wealth. The tax scam is still the most powerful undermining of growth and prosperity in this nation by pushing money toward the top zero point one percent or the top one percent and leaving those who can add to the economy along the highway of despair this budget will not go. Texas democrat Lloyd Doggett twenty two cuts in federal education spending with reference to education, I'm greatly troubled that at a time when we face a physician shortage, a growing shortage you propose to eliminate all of the loan forgiveness programs that are available to get those physicians as well as law enforcement and teachers and under served areas. This is a great step backwards as are your cuts in student financial assistance, Silicon Valley congressman ro Khanna pressed vote on cuts to federal scientific agencies. And you're cutting the National Institute of health budget by four hundred four point nine billion dollars. Is that correct? We ha- we bring the national institutes of health down to about thirty three billion. You see why I mean not trying to be parties? So DC's why some people may think that you don't believe in science and technology when when you're cutting the National Science Foundation by a billion when you're cutting the national. By four billion, which the Republican congress by the increase two billion last. Democrats accused Trump of going back on his campaign promise to protect Medicare after he introduced the two thousand twenty budget the calls for steep cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals. House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the budget embodies longstanding Republican ambitions to make Medicare wither on the vine Pelosi said in a statement after exploding the deficit with his GOP tax scam for the rich President Trump is once again trying to ransack Medicare, Medicaid and the health care of seniors and families across America. This budget says promises kept said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York balderdash.
"republican congress" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Years at did in fact happen and it happened during the Clinton years. So there's nothing that would stop daddy could still Haiti news as a signal. We should stop that nonsense a book that says he said both parties should should grow up. Look we live in a Democratic Republic where people disagree, and what does that mean? Grow up. I well, I saw was the CNS news dot com. And I bring that up because they're, you know, they're a right-wing website. And they brought up the fact that under the Republican congress the debt increased seven point nine trillion over eight years. Almost a trillion dollars. If you look at your under Republican leadership will why did that happen because all the grownups cooperated. And nobody wanted to shut down the government, right? That's being grown up. That's being grown grown up is cooperating to do things that are, you know, to do things that are wrong now Burgess, I have no idea where we're going with the fact that that the president would sign I really didn't know what he was talking about it. They really confused didn't know what Billy was talking about the president would have signed. And then he was talking Mitch McConnell should have just gone with fifty one votes. You're gonna go with fifty one votes now for for for Republicans when it comes for appropriations now, and and budgets within the Democrats do the exact same thing when they get in. But when it really comes to the debt, anywhere Republicans and Democrats don't care anyway. So really doesn't matter anymore. If you say if you take the sixty vote margin to begin with. But I wasn't sure that they were even agreeing on what Bill they were talking. About whether it was the original Bill or. You know, the or the Bill from because they talk about not signing it. I mean had the nuclear option been put into place and played and the Senate passed the second version with the five point seven billion in it, the president cer- certainly would have signed up. So I think they got confused as to which version. Yeah. So, but here's here's the point. They get into that long discussion. It's on Fox News for the most part which supports the president's policies right for the most part of me, not got all the time. Sure. For the most part, and they never get down to the issue at hand. In hand is the Democrats are open borders, and we still can't get to that point. They're they're arguing the minutia of everything, and they don't get to the big point. Which is the administration doesn't constantly get to the big point that those that worked for the president. Don't get to the point the president doesn't get to the point the Republican leadership doesn't get to the point the Republicans get to the point. And the point is they want open borders. You know, we've had some people call that contact and say. The the, you know, the the Democrats talking about the drones and all that and the so called virtual border, and I started thinking, yes. So what the Democrats are saying that we should have drones drone spot them. And then we send army a border patrol agents to go. Chase them down. Is that more is that more moral Nancy Pelosi than just having a wall or a fence? But the fact is drones means, okay? You may watch them committed the country, but you're not going to stop them. I mean, what is the entire point of border security to begin with? So every single thing you can tear down, but the Democrats are talking about because the Democrats are talking about not having what the Democrats want is border security that isn't border security. They want something they would love to put like a stop sign at the border and call that borders. Yes. Paint a line a stop sign with the camera. Yeah. Yeah. Of course. But no. But no police right. That would be their border security or a line. You know that big solid line. You're not supposed to cross when you come to a stop light. Just have a big solid line. So that's border security. The fact of the matter is. They haven't been forced to say it. They have not been called out. I when you know with Neil. And I like a lot of what Neil Cavuto says. But seriously when you get in the New York, Washington beltway is everybody start thinking the same. Whether you're Republican or democrat. The first thing is is I don't know. With them if they're just tired of talking about it or or just given up the fight altogether. I mean, I liked Neil Cavuto. But what is being grownups mean? You mean the way that as a Senator John McCain behaved that being a grownup, let's work together. America wants us to work. No, they don't. Nope. I elected people in my district. I elected people in my state to go to work for me. It's almost of Neil Cavuto is saying I don't like messy. That's the John bainer approach. We don't like messy just pass anything just agree with them and pass anything money. Doesn't matter borrow from future generations. Look, we can we ignore immorality all the time. Right. We told you about the story that came out yesterday about the Republicans and how much they put on future generations the biggest one of the biggest immorality that you can have as a society is to say we're going to. We're is to have taxation without representation and finding the ultimate loophole. And that is they're not born yet. Right. We all know, it's completely and totally immoral and we just ignore it. And so and it's getting harder with each generation that is living already think about it. You know, we we we have a lot of complaints were for the attitudes of the millennials and the the generation behind them. But man, have we totally put the screws to them when it comes to debt. Oh, yeah. Yeah. That that they're immoral in some way. Yeah. Have have we looked at our generation just spend the money? Now, I will say this that the millennials saints spend the money to. Oh, no, no, no. They don't recognize it because they're not at the point yet. A being that age where they start looking at things going, wait a minute. Where's all my money going who what am I actually paying my my point? Is we ignore immorality all the time. And and call it moral. No, it's moral that we pass this forgetting that you're not paying for it. And someone else you're gonna take out somebody else's property without their permission. You're borrowing the money, you're borrowing money, and you are in essence taxing people without representation because they're not born yet what an ultimate loophole that that is while now more sophisticated moral society and were grown up for for for doing that we as a society on a consistent basis will claim the moral high ground and just ignore the incredible immorality of our actions. Right. And the Democrats are doing I mean, the Republicans over the last eight years did that on on the budget and the spending we don't like messy. Let's just get this year. We don't want to argue it. So we'll put it on. Nobody will take the stand. And the Democrats the rank and file if you're democrat voter right now, you're not taking a stand against your party for what you know is wrong. You know, what they're doing is wrong. You know, the concept of open borders is wrong. And you're not saying anything about it. Many Democrats the ones quoted in the New York Times, they know that it's wrong for Nancy Pelosi to be talking about the fact that border security is immoral. They know what that's why they don't want to touch it. They know they're they know that their promotion of their morality is actually immoral. And they continue with it. Why the only thing I can see is their hatred. We'll we'll call it. Trump will call Trump spite again, we started calling it the the the federal judges ruled against the travel ban. Well, we're rolling based on the legal concept of spite. Yeah. We.
Republicans divided as some vote to continue shutdown, others to end it
"One of them's in California where six California Republican members of the house, including Republican leader Kevin McCarthy voted to keep five thousand Californians out of work without paychecks. Twenty two Republican Texas members of congress voted to keep nine thousand Texans out of work without paychecks six. Republican members of congress from Missouri voted to keep six thousand Missouri workers out of work and without paychecks and three Republican members of the house from Utah voted to Cape five thousand Utah voters out. Out of work without paychecks to support their families and five house members from Kentucky voted to keep five thousand Kentucky inns out of work without paychecks to support their families. Those are Mitch McConnell's constituents in Kentucky. They are out of work now not because of Donald Trump not anymore. It is Mitch McConnell shutdown. Mitch McConnell has the power to take up those house bills that would reopen those government departments and bring them to vote. Those bills would easily pass the Senate if Mitch McConnell would bring them to a vote in the Senate. So every federal worker in Kentucky tonight out of work, including the five thousand IRS workers in Kentucky trying to provide for their families have Mitch McConnell to blame for the financial struggle that they find themselves in tonight now, maybe. Mitch McConnell just can't relate because like Donald Trump, not as rich as Donald Trump. Maybe but Mitch McConnell is a very very rich, man and Mitch McConnell like all Republicans publicly at least hates the IRS. But does he hate the IRS workers who live in Kentucky? Republicans love to hate the IRS publicly, but on a per dollar basis. IRS workers are the most valuable workers in America. They return a giant profit on their salaries to the United States Treasury every year, and they do it in the processing centers in Kentucky, Texas, Missouri, California, and Utah that Mitch McConnell and Republicans are now keeping closed down. Some Republicans are now voting for every spending Bill that Nancy Pelosi brings to a vote in the house of representatives, and at least three Republicans have publicly declared that they would do the same in the Senate. If Mitch McConnell would just bring those bills to vote in the Senate, and if those villes came to a vote, the would be many more than just those three who've publicly declared their support those bills would easily pass the United States Senate because Republicans are not United on the shutdown. The Republicans are extremely United. They all want to see something happened. But they're extremely United. And I don't think I've ever seen unity like this in the Republican party. We have tremendous unity in the Republican party. There is no unity in the Republican party unity in the Republican party was one they were voting for tax cuts, and every Republican voted exactly the same way disunity is breaking out all over in the Republican congress Senator Lindsey Graham, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee said today that the president should declare an emergency and sees money from the defense department to try to begin work on the Trump wall at the same time today Chuck Grassley who was the chairman of judiciary until this week. And is now the chairman of the Senate finance committee said this about declaring an emergency. Advise against that as a bad precedent?
"republican congress" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"And so what happens is they're supposed to have all these funding bills done by September thirtieth by once again, this time the Republican congress failed to fund about half the government agencies and in order to get emergency money. The congress needs to pass these appropriations bills or continuing resolutions because they the Senate Republicans are blocking what the now the House Democrats have approved. There is no funding for about half the government. And the president is saying he doesn't want to allow that half of government to be funded unless the Democrats give in and give him the border wall that he wants. So he is holding hostage. These other parts of the government in order to get his border wall. None of this would happen if congress whether it's Republican or democrat would do its job and pass its appropriations bills by September thirtieth the preceding year, but it's for decades. It's been this bad. Well, and you use the term hold hostage, and I've used that a couple times in the last couple of days right here on NewsRadio ten twenty because I think the other thing is when we look at we could end up facing, the longest governmental shutdown that we've ever seen is that correct? That's absolutely, correct. And the fact is that there are part. Of the government. I have nothing to do with the border or border security. Why are we holding up? The the snap program. The new knit nutrition program the agricultural program. Why do we hold up that budget? What bad has nothing to do with the the border and yet because it's one of the funding bills that was not approved when it should have been the president saying, well, I'm not gonna find any of these things until I get my border wall. You could separate out. There are six appropriation bills that could be passed right now that would start the government back up again. And you could leave out the one agency that you're fighting over which is actually homeland security, right? And you could say, okay, let's fund the rest of the government. And let's fight over a border wall in the appropriations Bill that applies which is the department of homeland security. But again, the president doesn't want to do that. He's trying to hold everything. Up because he believes he's right that it gives him more leverage to get the Democrats to do what he wants them to do. So that's the first battle. It's over. How can you force the Democrats in the house, but the the body they control to give him a border wall? The Democrats say there's no way we're not gonna do it. There's just no way we're going to get money. So now, the president turns to plan B plan B declare a national emergency at the border and try to spend money to build a border wall. True, a military budget. And where the money has never been appropriated by congress. The members of the there are a lot of lawyers out there who will tell you that violates article one section eight of the constitution, and which prescribes the powers of the congress, and John thanks so much. It's a story that clearly we're going to be talking about for the next couple of days here inside is always appreciate it. And I do apologize. But this one's more complicated than a lot of other things. We talk about it is. Hey, john. Thanks so much for seven by today. Hey, great to be with you all the best. Indeed. You're listening to NewsRadio ten twenty. It is.
Sponsors flee Tucker Carlson's show over immigration comments
"The times investigation found companies like Microsoft Spotify. Amazon net were given access to far more Facebook users data, then even Cambridge Analytica. The British PR firm that collected the data of eighty seven million Americans in a bid to sway the two thousand sixteen presidential election for Donald Trump, the data sharing appear to violate terms of the two thousand eleven consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission on user privacy. Meanwhile, Twitter says it's investigating whether state-sponsored hackers were able to gather personal data from its users. Twitter says the hack Colby related to unusual traffic from IP addresses and China and Saudi Arabia. The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning the sale of bump, stocks accessories. The turn semi automatic rifles like the fifteen and fully automatic machine guns. The van came more than a year after gunman. Stephen paddock used bump. Stocks to massacre fifty eight people wounding eight hundred fifty one dollars at a concert in Las Vegas under the rule. Change Americans will have ninety days to destroy their bump stocks or turn them into A T F agents, the lobby group gun owners of America promised. It'll sue to prevent the rule from taking effect. Arizona's governor Doug Ducey has named Republican congress member Martha mcsally to serve out the remaining two years of the late US Senator John McCain's term mixed Halloween is a former air force pilot and Colonel who's failed Senate campaign earlier. This year was backed by President Trump Barth mix Sally narrowly lost to democrat Kerstin cinema in November's election in south East Asia. Reuters investigation has found that Burmese government is taking steps to ensure that more than nine hundred thousand Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh will never return home where he decided satellite images that show. Hundreds of new houses are being built in villages where the Hindu once resided before Burma's government back to campaign in two thousand seventeen that the UN has described as textbook example of ethnic cleansing this is ruining the refugee Hussein I'm speaking from a sprawling encampment and Cox's Bazar Bangladesh. Gotta be another big futures full of darkness. We're not sure whether we will be able to go back or not if the government gives us back our rights, then we can go back you've already left our country. Four times we go back come back here. Again, it's not fair as we want to get back are racist Burmese citizens. We don't want to stay in this country in China, a new Associated Press investigations found the Chinese government's forcing minority Wieger Muslims to work in manufacturing and food industries. Much of the forced Labor's occurring inside vast interment camps in northwest Xinjiang province where up to two million Muslims are being held captive. The AP found some of the forced labor went toward manufacturing products for the North Carolina based apparel company badger sportswear in October, China acknowledged the existence of the Wieder camps saying they're part of efforts to counter extremism. They call them reeducation camps and in Germany workers at Amazon warehouses have gone on strike during the busy Christmas shopping season. This is Amazon worker, Markus Wolf. Almost
Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything. We are in the middle of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act goes until December fifteen people can sign up for health insurance plans under ObamaCare and holiday health insurance shoppers are finding something new this year, lower prices. Let's talk this through with Kaiser health news correspondent Jordan row who has looked at all the prices of all the plans in all the counties in the thirty nine states which rely on the federal government's healthcare dot gov for their marketplaces. And he's here with results. Hey there. Hey, so what did you find? Well, big surprise prices are dropping in a lot of counties over half of the counties and sometimes by large amounts. We're not talking about every single plan in every single play. Going down. Right. But what's the average thing happening will goes from place to place, some places like DC are actually going up, but a lot of places that have had very high premium hikes over the last couple of years like in Tennessee and in Arizona are decreasing, and we looked at a couple of different types of plans. We looked at the lowest price plan. That's a bronze plan a high deductible plan. And then we also looked at the silver plans, which are the plans that about two thirds of the people get and those are both going down by what a few percentage points. It really varies from county to county. I mean, it can change a lot. But in some places are going down seventeen percent twenty percent. Wow. So why would that be happening? Well, a lot of it is that the market is correcting the insurers went way way high over the last couple of years because of all the political instability. You know at the time they were looking at the possibility that the whole thing would be repealed and replaced, and and then also there have been some changes that Republicans and President Trump have made that have destabilized market somewhat. They've let in some plans that people can sign. Yup. Up short term plans that don't offer all the benefits and those the insurance feared would siphon away some of their healthier people on they made some other changes as well. So the insurance just baked all that into the rates and so for the last couple of years people have really seen some sticker shock. You had mentioned that prices have gone up the last couple of years because of the Republican congress and the Trump administration hadn't prices actually been going up for several years, even before the Trump administration. Right. Well, they took a big jump when these markets were created in two thousand fourteen because suddenly people could get insurance, even if they had expensive conditions and insurance had to cover all sorts of things. Whereas before they could pick and choose when the plans got better. They also got more expensive. That's right. You want more you pay more, and then they continue to increase because in a lot of places insurers decided that they didn't want to participate that they were worried that they wouldn't make a lot of money or lose it in some areas of the country that would only be one insurer that was offering plants in that ensure could set it's. Prices wherever they won people had no choice. How will people feel that difference? Because a lot of these plans are subsidized anyway. Yeah. That's a great question on there's two groups of people. So the people that are subsidized in that is you get a subsidy. If your family of four with a income under one hundred thousand dollars, those people may not see a big difference because they're already capped, and in some cases, one in the weird things that's happening is that because all the prices are dropping the subsidies dropping as well. So it's possible. Some people may even see a small increase, but the big difference is going to be for the people that don't get a subsidy at all and they have the potential of seeing much lower prices. So let me ask about the prospects for the next couple of years because you mentioned that political instability efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare affected, the prices and helped drive them up. Now, we have a period where Democrats are about to take control of the house of representatives. We can presume that. Although Republicans still have a lot of power. They're not going to repeal ObamaCare now for at least the next couple. Years does that create a stable situation where prices might come down further. Yeah. I don't think so at all because the fundamental underlying problems of the healthcare system are still in existence. You still have no price transparency that allows a functioning market where people can shop around and also the ability of some providers, some hospitals doctors to dictate their own prices. So really most of the fundamental elements that have led to increases for everybody are still in place. So the good news is prices are going down, the bad news is they're still very high. And there's a big risk of further increases over time. That's right, Jordan. Thanks so much. Thanks for having me. That's Jordan row of Kaiser health news this
Saudis admit to death of Khashoggi
"Officials are warning that foreign adversaries have already targeted next month's midterm elections. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports a Russian accountant is the first to face federal charges. Federal prosecutors say Elena Kucinich conspired to defraud the United States. Authorities say she managed a budget of more than thirty five million dollars aimed at targeting elections here and in other countries the methods from Russians balk domain names and Facebook ads to sow division on issues such as race relations and immigration their messages targeted people, including former President Barack Obama and late Arizona Senator John McCain may also mentioned special counsel, Robert Muller the man leading the investigation. Into Russian interference in two thousand sixteen. Intelligence officials say the Russians are still on the attack. But they say there's no evidence foreign adversaries have been able to prevent Americans from voting or to change vote counts. Carrie Johnson NPR news, Washington. The Trump administration's trying to fast track and environmental review of projects that deliver. Federally subsidized water to farmers out. West NPR's, Kirk siegler reports a new presidential. Memorandum is designed to loosen environmental restrictions in west coast states, Republicans going back to the George W Bush administration have tried to increase water deliveries to farmers and California's massive central valley project where water from snow fed reservoirs gets pumped south to arid farmland. But those deliveries are perennially cut back due to attempts to protect endangered fish and drought. The president's order would speed up a current review of this as well as two other projects in Oregon and Washington, if environmental restrictions are loosened there will likely be. Prolonged legal battle one of the biggest champions of this latest plan is deputy interior secretary. David Bernhardt used to lobby for the Fresno based Westlands water district one of the largest and most influential water agencies in the west Kirk siegler, NPR news. This is NPR firm cake news, I'm Tiffany Cam. High. President Trump wants to see more water go to central valley farmers so much. So that he signed a memorandum saying that yesterday science reporter Lauren summer is here to explain all of this to us and Lauren the federal government has put states in charge of their own water. Does this memo tried to chip away at those states rights, and if not what does it do? Yeah. I mean, the reality is California is in charge of most of the decisions around water within our state borders, and that's based on a lot that goes back more than a century. There is one area though. And this is where it's. Get particularly messy where the federal government controls things and that has to do with them endangered species protections for salmon and delta smelt these two fish that are kind of caught up in these California water wars. So the federal government is now rewriting those protections. The memorandum from Trump basically said to speed up that process, and if that actually weakens protections for these endangered species it sets up a really big fight potentially. And that's because the state has its own endangered species acts of estate will want to see tough protections for these species. Even if the federal government weakens them. So the president was surrounded by a lot of Republican congress members from the central valley when he signed this a few of them are in races. That are tighter than expected. Is it a coincidence that this is coming so close to the election? There's a lot of speculation that no it was not a coincidence. I mean, you have people like Representative Jeff Denham from turlock his race is a lot tighter than maybe he expected. And a lot of them. Got this great photo op with the president signing something and they can go back to their constituents. Mostly farmers saying look what we did for you. Even though really this. Memorandum will probably have very little immediate impact for those farmers in terms of getting water that was Lauren summer, and I'm
"republican congress" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The committees and each committee not only has the chair of the as. A member of the majority party but they also, have an outsized number of seats. They have extra seats on each committee so the chair is. Is the is the majority party and is at least one extra member, of that party on each committee and the. Chair has the subpoena power the majority has subpoena power so when you're in a position of the Democrats right now in congress we don't have the majority in, either body either in house or. The Senate, either chamber you, don't have subpoena, power you got nothing Devin Nunes knows. This he's a congressman he's Jared the committee Republican of course because they have the chamber and so- Devin Nunes Is saying hey we've got to, keep arm majorities there have been these public statements by the Republican leadership in congress that they're not pursuing, this crazy idea of impeaching rod Rosenstein but despite, those public statements here's Cathy McMorris Rogers. Appearing to agree that in fact they are going to pursue impeaching rod Rosenstein once the election is over and once they've got the news frame card Justice installed impeaching. Rod Rosenstein of course that. Has nothing to do with rod Rosenstein what it is is the the, the only option the one option that the Republican congress has to really force, the end. Of the Mueller investigation if. They impeach and. Forcibly. Remove from office. The man who. Oversees the, Mueller investigation that, is how then they could arrange the installation of somebody. Else It could be put, in place in that same job who would shut the investigation down really the only thing congressional Republicans could do to, stop the Mueller investigation it's, there you know emergency brake it's an extreme even a crazy option and it has been, seen that way, has been seen as extreme if not crazy thus far in Washington at least in public statements. By House Republican leadership in Washington but here's, evidence from this audio that the house leadership is secretly on board with this plans for after the election And they wanted specifically sequence it so it happens once President Trump's nominee is. Safely installed on the supreme court that again Rachel matter onboard we thank her and MSNBC. For. These clips from last night's Rachel maddow's show and so what we're. Seeing here, is the, collapse of. Checks and balances, right this is the. Republicans in the house this is Devin Nunes and Cathy McMorris Rogers she's the number four Republican in the, house this is both of them in a closed door fundraiser. Saying our role under the constitution is to protect the president in the White House from an investigation into his criminal If, you know, anything if you're an American even. In the slightest you know that's not the role. Of.
Pakistan parties vow to oppose Khan, say vote was 'rigged'
"Now dot org the Warren peace report I'm Amy Goodman federal officials say, seven hundred eleven immigrant children remain separated and in US custody after the Trump administration. A court imposed deadline to reunite all twenty five hundred families separated the US Mexico border government lawyers claim the seven. Hundred eleven children are not eligible for unification more than four hundred thirty of them have parents who've already been, deported, from the United States and response ACLU lawyer legal aren't said in a statement. Quote where thrilled for the families who are finally reunited but many more remain separated the Trump administration is trying to. Sweep them, under the rug by unilaterally picking and choosing who is eligible for, reunification he said, this comes amidst nationwide protests against Trump zero-tolerance immigration policies and Louisville Kentucky police arrested nine activists Thursday as they non Violently locked themselves, together, to block elevators inside an immigration court building in Washington DC scores of people. Led by children held a sit in protest against family separations and the Hart Senate office building the children wore t. Shirts emblazoned, with the phrase I am a child evoking the man protests led, by Dr Martin, Luther King junior fifteen years ago Elsewhere on Capitol Hill a, majority of House Democrats joined Republicans Thursday. To vote in favor of a massive seven hundred seventeen billion dollar military spending Bill the national defense authorization act the three hundred fifty. Nine to fifty four vote favors a. Bill that would deliver record military spending with seventy billion dollars for ungoing US wars and twenty two billion dollars for nuclear weapons programs including a. New submarine-launched low-yield nuclear missile the Bill now moves to the Senate which could vote on it as early as next week President Trump's former personal attorney and, fixer Michael, Collins prepared to tell special counsel Robert Muller Trump knew in advance about a meeting at Trump Tower in June of two thousand sixteen where Russians were offering dirt on Hillary Clinton the revelation first reported by CNN suggest Trump may have lied publicly when he, said he had no, knowledge of the meeting which was attended by his son Donald Trump junior his Son, in law Jared Kushner Paul Manafort his campaign manager and others along with Natalia veselnitskaya a Russian lawyer with ties to Russia's prosecutor-general meanwhile members of the right wing house freedom caucus backed off Thursday from their efforts to impeach deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein the top Justice, department official overseeing Robert Muller's investigation Republican. Congress member and freedom caucus chair Mark meadows says he will instead seek to charge Rosenstein with contempt of congress if he doesn't turn. Over documents meadows seeking Rosenstein has said. The documents contain personal data information about intelligence sources and other sensitive information the impeachment effort came over the objections of Republican House speaker Paul Ryan. As well as attorney general Jeff Sessions who said Thursday he backed the Justice Department's number two official Ma deafening rod Rosenstein is highly capable I have the, highest confidence, in him In Pakistan former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan has declared victory in. Wednesday's, national. Election head of a final tally expected to confirm Khan's PTI party won the largest share of open seats. In parliament cons victory came as his, rivals alleged massive vote rigging charging that Pakistan's powerful military cited unfairly. With Hans campaign and victory address from MRs Slama about home Khan said, the election had been fair and. Historic onto believe this was Pakistan's most transparent election and I believe Pakistanis have. Never participated in an election the, way they did today whatever the positions has about rigging we're willing to investigate it with them Imran. Khan promise as prime minister he'll stamp out government corruption while. Working, to uplift poor Pakistanis and he promised to improve relations with, China and the United States cons PTI party fell short. Of an outright majority meaning. Connell need the support of at least One rival party in order to form a. Coalition government, in the Gaza. Strip Palestinians have called for renewed protests against Israel's. Stifling blockade of the basij territory Friday's plan protests. Followed the deaths of three Palestinians and one Israeli soldier Wednesday. After Israeli snipers massacred one hundred twenty four Palestinians while wounding some fourteen thousand others after the nonviolent great March of return protests began in Gaza on March. Thirtieth Meanwhile Israel is preparing to release seventeen year old Palestinian. Prisoner ahead Tamimi to family on Sunday as she completes an eight month prison sentence to. Me became a hero to, Palestinians after viral video showed her. Slopping soldier nearer family's home in the. Occupied West Bank the incident came, just after to me learned her cousin had been gravely wounded, by necessarily soldier who shot him in the head using a rubber. Coated. Steel bullet to east case drew international attention on Thursday visiting artists completed a massive mural Paying tribute to me on the Palestinian side of the West Bank separation barrier in, Bethlehem this is Palestinian activists ODA If you will Linnea what little today, as the Palestinians, prepare PayPal nationally officially for the release of the heroic child, ahead to Mimi we're surprised by those three people who came from all over the world to pin the photo of.
Trump on Russia indictment: Why didn’t Obama do something?
"Cbs news on the hour sponsored by theraworx relief i'm sam litzinger president trump is scolding the obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to russian hacking of democratic targets and the 2016 us election cyber attacks have led to the indictment of twelve russian military intelligence officers trump's first response to the charges have come in tweets the president posted well at his golf resort in scotland there are protesters and american who loves america and he's made me be ashamed of america and i think that's awful it's like finding out that there's a serial killer in the family and the rest of the family sticking up for him which is the republican congress the us homeland security secretary says there are no signs russia's targeting the twenty eighteen midterm elections for cyber attacks scale and scope it used in two thousand sixteen kristen nielsen spoke at a philadelphia conference with state secretaries of state from across the country cbs news political correspondent nato key state elections officials have warned that they need more assistance from the federal government more money in order to protect against potential hacking or potential interference the trump administration and congress haven't necessarily coughed up what they need secretary nelson says there is intelligence russia is using social media to foster divisiveness among the american people a palestinian officials says for now now there's a cease fire in effect between israel and armed groups in gaza cbs news correspondent robert berger prime minister benjamin netanyahu issued a top statement after israeli warplanes attacked more than forty hamas targets in gaza netanyahu said israel delivered the most severe blow to hamas since the gaza war four years ago and what escalate the attacks if necessary come middleton's adviser dozens of rockets into israel throughout the day at the audubon zoo in new orleans a jaguar managed to escape from its habitat and kill six other animals before being recaptured.
Coast Guard crews search for man missing from cruise ship
"Crews searching for a passenger missing from a cruise ship near cape flattery around the mouth of the straight of wanda few coast guard petty officer norcross so they got a distress distress call from the ship just after four am today after the band's wife's that her husband was not in their cabin receive a report of a seventy three year old male in the country from the cruise ship mariner man the captain of the seventies mariner confirmed by security video the man jumped from balcony on the eighth deck at four fifteen this morning president trump's domination of brett cabin offer supreme court justice draws praise and condemnation from elected representatives in our state komo's corwin hake with a little reaction from both sides is expected reaction from our state's congressional delegation is divided along party lines democratic senator patty murray is concerned justice cavanaugh would permit the supreme court to roll back she calls settled law on abortion rights this is not a time for anyone to sit back and watch for the supreme court in the future of our nation hangs in the balance we just need a few republicans in this republican majority senate to stand up to president trump and stand with democrats and the people in the country in rejecting this nominee but republican congress member cathy mcmorris rogers of spokane says in a statement she applauds and supports the nomination adding she trusts cavenaugh will fully uphold the constitution we cherish yakama congressman dan newhouse says in a statement the nomination shows the high importance of interpreting the constitution as the founders intended corwin hake komo news time ten oh four and coming up king county again pushing for more affordable housing in the area around the future northgate light rail station i'm bill o'neil full police investigations online may have to wait i'm.
"republican congress" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Take out a sitting president by hooker by crook by smear by false charges by whatever the case i really want you to stick with me today have my buddy any mccarthy's been my buddy for decades now former prosecutor from the southern district of new york he's serious thinker about what he wrote today and i want to talk about what i've written today and i also want to talk about with the justice department has written in the past in some detail because it's finally being picked up by members of the president's legal team it's filing ping picked up by some of the congo line lawyer some but not enough but we'll continue to press on cable tv and i want wanted to be picked up by congressional republicans to and i wish earnestly the colleagues in this business would put aside their own little floyd and embrace it to this needs to be a team effort now he team effort now just settled down a little bit on connie settle down a little bit on the websites and begin to think for themselves and comprehend what's actually taking place in this country this morning i posted on facebook rather than try to pass legislation to protect special counsel muller the republican congress should subpoena muller and demand that he answered legitimate questions about the course of his investigation especially given its now constitutional impact congress need not wait for muller to issue his pronouncements surely muller cannot be a power unto himself immune from legislative oversight while disrupting and threatening a president indian congress has more legitimate constitutional authority if not duty to inquire now in the muller's investigation given its lurch into constitutional areas and threats of obstruction against a sitting president then muller does to question the president about his presidential functions moreover muller must be asked on what legal basis he apparently disclaims the unaltered official department of justice policy and position asserted in two long established opinions that he's sitting president cannot be indicted he must also be asked on what authority he can abandon department of justice policy with he is compelled to comply with is he condition of his appointment now that muller has turned his collusion investigation into a constitutional crisis he doesn't have exclusive authority the call the shots and the republican congress need not wait for his anticipated impeachment report a political gift to salivating democrats who've pushed for this from the.
"republican congress" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"Mm individual mandate that's been uh that's been put into it this year by the republican congress tried multiple times to repeal obamacare of course and they failed now they're like next legislative focus is supposedly just tax reform but this week the senate bill added a vision that would get rid of the requirement for americans to have health insurance under obamacare uh discount one get your idea of whether or not that's a smart thing to do given the fact that i you know seems like they were struggling to get votes for tax reform as it is while it's interesting i think that republicans want to show that they can actually accomplish some of the things that they promised to do and so far at least in the legislative side of that they haven't had a lot of success on obamacare they ran into the problem that once repeal became a live issue rather than a theoretical issue one you no longer are hearing from just the people who feel that they're worse off under obamacare but you also start to hear from the people who feel that they are better off and they now have something concrete that they could lose in if republicans actually act on this stuff and to you had a real big republican division on medicaid uh after a number of states had adopted the medicaid expansion so once a medicaid expansion was in place you had a number of even fairly conservative republicans like senator rob portman of ohio who really reluctant to support anything that would sort of a ratchet that back so republicans kind of blew up over that.
"republican congress" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Middle class particularly hit a field i'll give you a perfect example i got a call yet prove a cousin of mine who is a lawyer anantha small practice is wipers that aside pants her and he was crying deadheated know how he's going to take care of her previous deductible on obamacare thousand dollars and so uh people are really getting squeezed everywhere at this time do pick give them a relief given back their own money intact attended the middle class we're really worried about that's what this young cut with a mind within either the middle class if i could have gotten class so when when carbonate had become as soon as possible the group that is struggling dramatically and i peaked at the if the republican congress cannot pass this bill i can't out pant tax bill and do it efficiently and quickly you're going to see the democrat with damp pelosi and huber take over the house in the senate and then you wait and see stamped called back up to where they were before and everything else conquer where they were we will be a factor for this country no question about it yet i read your opinion piece up the hill and i want to share what you wrote in in in your concluding paragraph because it it applies perfectly to what the countries experiencing right now is you know there there have been a couple of of uh republican senators who are never trumpers who have gone after president trump and then the you know they're throwing in the talon they're not going to run for reelection senator bob corker for tennessee senator jeff flake from arizona here's what you said about the issue of the need for unity within the republican party you say although i have r i have been retired from the retail industry for fifteen years i have not.
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"And and i suspect that the nra will become a long on that and and the nra is odious in this debate for a lot of different reasons they stoke fears about that barack obama was coming actor gun yeah you know they inflamed passions among their members have ways i were knocking groom with the action that barack obama actually tuck i mean in his first term i i think the only thing he did about guns we've actually too akg relax long about making it easier to bring guns onto like amtrak and um and to national parks he was not particularly uh you know going after the second amendment um so i am beyond that p the nra in the wake of the uh of the pegase shooting started talking uh we need more mental health training a spotty mental health people are mentally unstable people from getting done than that violent hollywood movies had something to do with this and that just malarkey i mean that that kind of conservation and correlation even has been disproven time and time again um i do think one of the problems in and for me this week in thinking about uh you know i i i'm probably about libertas in a smaller libertarian so i'm in favor of gun rights and abortion rights and i know you know i get nervous when people start to say in of we want to restrict their rights in this area in order to make people more say uh and you have you'd be that after vegas and then the republican congress just path was saying that uh you know we're we're going to ban of worship after twenty weeks and in a way like i don't have a problem with that because virtually no abortion packed and after that but after that period but then you know that that's the starting point that's not the end of the discussion and i think part of the problem with polarized politics i we happen the country now is that nobody trusts anybody and everybody we note everything a strategic and everything is political in that um you know as a result it's very hard to have wide open discussions about what are the what are the.
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"Talking about this we weren't talking about it before we for now i you know one of the problems democrats made for a long time and we saw in the primary campaign this year it they would always brag about well i can work with the republican congress better than the my opponent care well that's excuse me that's a full wolves air okay because you're not going to get anything meaningful out of the republican congress you're not even gonna be able to do much damage control i don't want democrats could brag about how they'll negotiate with republicans in congress i want democrat who will kick out the republicans in congress and give us a congress that can get something good down for a change the way to kick the republicans out his by standing for something this is an example of democrats standing for something and by the way you know we've had so many democrats talk about the art of negotiation and compromise as if it were an end in itself sure you got to negotiate and compromise i get that but it begins when you say what it is you stand for and you go before the voters the purpose of of a democracy is to give people a choice so let the republicans go out there with their fanatical rightwing corporate bought and sold extremism and let the democrats go out there and say this is how we're gonna make your lives better give voters a choice then if republicans retained political power sure negotiate with them but negotiate from a position that means something negotiate from a position that says i want every american to have healthcare i want every american to have financial security i want people who work for a living to be not in poverty but making a decent wage that when you stand for something people will vote for you if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything we'll be back after this i'm richard rj has catholic um.
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"The human rights is shifting the terms it it bay so uh birdie is is is doing a terrific thing here he is laying out it it it we are now talking about this we weren't talking about it before we for now i you know one of the proms democrats made for a long time and we saw in the primary campaign this year it they would always brag about well i can work with the republican congress better than the my opponent care well that's excuse me that's a fool's air okay because you're not going to get anything meaningful of the republican congress you're not even gonna be able to do much damage control i don't want democrats could brag about how they'll negotiate with the republicans in congress i want democrat who will kick out the republicans in congress and give us a congress that can get something good down for a change the way to kick the republicans out his by standing for something this is an example of democrats standing for something and by the way in we've had so many democrats talk about the art of negotiation and compromise as if it were an end in itself sure you got to negotiate and compromise i get that but it begins when you say what it is you stand for and you go before the voters the purpose of of a democracy is to give people a choice so let the republicans go out there with their fanatical rightwing corporate bought and sold extremism and let the democrats go out there and say this is how we're going to make your lives better give voters a choice then for public can retain political power sure negotiate with them but negotiate from a position that means something negotiate from a position that has i want every american to have healthcare i want every american to have financial security i want people who work for a living to be not impoverish but making a decent wage that when you stand for something people will vote for you if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything we'll be back after this i'm richard rj has scalpels um oh.
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"Can be cut they won't cut him they won't cut now he tweets late today 'daddy sattar ronnie waited for the republican congress after seven years to do something to repeal obamacare so he's cherrypicking he doesn't talk about daca where he is completely sold out he doesn't talk about the wall which he said he would shut down to govern completely sold out on that on that threemonth concerning resolution a tweets out two things essentially today late today number one they did nothing on repealing obamacare and number to kill the filibuster now number one let's talk about repealing obamacare republicans were a disgrace but the democrats blocked them on everything on everything so why would you now throw in with the leaders of the democrat party who have undermined the american people who've destroyed our healthcare system who protect every syllable in obamacare statute and the regulations you're going to punish the republicans by joining with schumer pelosi yeah pelosi pelosi who are screwing the american people these sarah gets on tv these columnists they're not smart they're not clever their propagandists their propagandists now he says he wants to tax cuts as soon as possible while we all want tax cuts as soon as possible what's he gonna do throw with schumer and pelosi how will that work now by now here now.
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"Why is the republican congress meeting right now to address these matters i keep paint while a donald trump needs to do this donald trump well where's congress congress has a role to among other things that can increase funding immediately chest a bill a quick spending bill for the united states department of defense said is desperately in need of finance is nothing you don't hear think nothing and then there's iran ladies and gentlemen iran prison the united states has to certify that iran is either complying with the with the deal that oba obama made or it's not here's what the president said yesterday go i don't think they're living up to the spirit of the agreement president obama and his whereas them gave them a hundred and fifty billion dollars he gave them one point eight billion dollars in cash which is that's a wonder figure but that was his decision i think it's a horrible agreement but they are not in compliance with the agreement and they are certainly not in the spirit of the agreement in compliance and uh i think you'll see some very strong things taking place if they don't get themselves in compliance but i do not believe there in compliance right now i hope we'll see some very strong things like an official position of the united states government via this administration that iran's noncompliant and they rip up the deal and the next time one of those islam on nazi little boats from that regime threatens an american ship its blown out of the water why don't we do that anymore i don't even understand that why don't we do that anymore we used to you now isn't that just fire rounds in front of them a chase him off sink the damn ship but we don't seem to do that anymore why we don't wanna be provocative come on this is crazy we got the iranians threatening us on the high seas we got the north koreans threatening us with a nuclear attack we've got the chinese threatening us in the south china sea we've got the russians buzzing our planes what is this i'm quite serious about it why do we allow this they should fear us they don't respect us then they should fear us and then the learn to respect us otherwise we're not going to pretend this eh protect this country if this keeps up which is not.
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"And i think it they're good they serve as good role models because a potentially encouraged their republican colleagues to stand up at the right time and say something now the danger for flake he's already got one declared primary opponent uh the and two more who are debating jumping in and i think the big question right now is the white house do they accept some of this criticism as as it meant to be thoughtful and helpful and realize that the senators are still with them when it matters or do they decide to declare open warfare in for instance support a flake challenger out in arizona which would just be a big mistake were talking about donald trump the relationship to the republican congress and you're listening to potomac watch from the wall street journal we know you will you who became a multimillionaire 43 in you who was born one we know you lose sleep over how your kids will deal with inheriting fortune in you no longer getting a paycheck but not needing one either and also you who doesn't have to work but can help not to use siri lodge manure you at bny mellon wealth management we know because we know you will then that gives the necessary insight to help you grow protect and transfer your wealth bny mellon as the corporate brand of the bank of new york mellon corporation and its subsidiaries for more insights enable the wall street journal skill on any device with amazon alexa get all of our podcast as well as the latest news and market updates the wall street journal listen ambitiously from the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is the thomann watch welcome back i'm paul should go and here with for kim straus while we're talking about the relationship of the emerging tensions between donald trump president trump and the republican congress more republicans showing a mud distancing himself from uh the president and you were talking about jeff flake fears of senators written a book in which he uh he calls on uh other republicans too.
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"In the cabinet that has a real connection to the republican congress is mike pence in really there's there's no one there at this point with that sort of tight connection to influence policy to but i mean that doesn't again that's really the concern i don't think of the president i think the president wants to move things along he wants to you know collect is wins and he's right now frustrated he's not getting those so he wants to go in a different direction it's going to be interesting to see if he can he can pull that off i mean honestly of our from the republican congress what i would like his them to work as an independent body nato i don't know a coequal branches of government lists drawn a crazy theory you know and have them past things that they believe are good that they believe will advance the conservative caused that will limit government and give them to the president and you know what he's gonna sign all of them is this on all of them he's not gonna care he's not going to push back against that he will sign all of them he is a legislative hall pass that is an incredible thing to get from a president you wouldn't have had that from president crews i'm president jeb bush are in any but you don't have what you have is very small man you have you have mitch mcconnell who's not going to give up his power and he is going after people like mo brooks now he is i mean they're spending a fortune going after any one who was with the freedom caucus so the gop under mitch mcconnell targeting his own now you have the gop the coffers are full they are taking in money hand over fist so he's doing his job he's he's making the.
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"To three on talk radio 560 ksfo okay time to get started on the phones sorry it's little labor here we are lower lake california's with brian glad you called sir how are you good morning rush i wanted to ask you a question uh as of now the republican congress has failed to pass uh trump legislation in the repeal and mm um redo of obamacare and later in the year they're going to try taxes which will probably also fail how do you see the possibility of them losing the house and then hear him being got trump being impeach based on any saying that you're may macau small i am going to surprise you i'm glad you asked me this question because i don't know if i would have naturally transition to this without some sort of stimuli such as that which you have provided with your excellent question many people i think are making a mistake in the trump era by content continuing to look at things in the traditional republican verses democrat way i think there's a second mistake being made by many analysts and commentators who are wrong in their analysis of who trump voters are and that analysis would you would have you believe the every trump voter is a populist and nationalist who doesn't want american it'd be anywhere in the world wants a wall built around the whole country than one anybody coming in once every bit a legislation to benefit only domestic americans to hell with foreign aid our foreign policy and allowing and do with it and this.
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"Mattress dot com the press coverage for bronco football in the treasure valley on six why okay time to get started on the phone sorry it's a little later here we are lower lake california's ryan glad you called sir how are you good morning rush i wanted to ask you a question uh as of now the republican congress has failed to pass a trump legislation in the repeal and um a redo of obamacare and later in the year they're gonna try taxes which will probably also fail how do you see the possibility of them losing the house and then hear him being trump being impeach based on anything that you're may find gridiron macau smaller i i am going to surprise you i'm glad you asked me this question because i don't know if i would have naturally transition to this without some sort of stimuli such as that which you have provided with your excellent question many people i think are making a mistake in the trump era of by content continuing to look at things in the traditional republican verses democrat way i think there's a second mistake being made by many analysts and commentators who are wrong in their analysis of who trump voters are and that analysis would you would have you believe that every trump voter is a populist and nationalist who doesn't want american it'd be anywhere in the world wants a wall built around the whole country than one anybody coming in once every bit a legislation to benefit only domestic americans to hell with foreign aid our foreign policy.