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On the January 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to decide the most anticipated new tv shows of 2019. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter: Brad gives his opinion on Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters sequel. Our Feature Presentation:The /Film team meets in the virtual writer's room to try to come up with the top 25 most anticipated new television shows of 2019, from the already narrowed down list (please note that the notes are what we scribled down before this meeting and are a combination of official plot synopsis and info from imdb): The Mandalorian (Disney+, late 2019) first star wars live-action tv series producer Jon Favreau directors Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow (Better Call Saul), Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi “The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” Deadly Class (Syfy, January 16) Producers: Russo Brothers A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, feb 15) Developed by Jeremy Slater Starring: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blige “A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.” Watchmen (HBO) Showrunner: Damon Lindelof Cast: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Frances Fisher, Don Johnson “Television series based on the DC Comics series Watchmen, published 1986-1987.” ‘Russian Doll’ (Netflix, February 1st) created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland Natasha Lyonne stars as "a young woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly while at this party and she is just trying to figure out what the hell is going on." The Passage (Fox, January 14) Developed by Liz Heldens (Deception, Friday Night Lights) loosely based on the trilogy of novels spanning 1,000 years in the life of Amy Bellafonte, as she moves from being manipulated in a government conspiracy through to protecting humankind in a dystopian vampire future. ‘Living With Yourself’ (Netflix, 2019) created by Timothy Greenberg, executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy stars Paul Rudd as George Elliot, who is “burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. When he undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved George — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Told from multiple perspectives with intersecting storylines, the philosophical comedy asks: Do we really want to be better?" little miss sunshine directors are producers Devs (FX, 2019) Written/directed by Alex Garland Starring: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Alison Pill follows "a young computer engineer, Lily [who] investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend." Good Omens (Neil Gaiman, Amazon) six-part television serial based on the 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. directed by Douglas Mackinnon and written by Gaiman, who will also serve as showrunner. stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale trying to prevent the Apocalypse. Other actors include Jon Hamm, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson and Nick Offerman. What We Do in the Shadows (FX, Spring) Executive producers: Jemaine Clement Taika Waititi Starring: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen Set in New York City and follows "three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years." I Am The Night’ (TNT, January 28th) six-episode limited television series Starring Chris Pine and India Eisley Directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, Carl Franklin Fauna Hodel, a young girl who was given up by her birth mother, sets out to uncover the secrets of her past and ends up following a sinister trail that swirls closer to a gynecologist involved in the legendary Black Dahlia slaying. “Modern Love” (Amazon, 2019) Written and directed by Sing Street director John Carney Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Shea Whigham, Andy Garcia, Olivia Cooke, John Gallagher, Jr., Sofia Boutella Modern Love will explore "love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self love. “Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO, 2019) Tom Perrotta (leftovers) Kathryn Hahn stars A divorced woman jumpstarts her love life by adopting a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected and sometimes complicated erotic possibilities. “Now Apocalypse” (Starz, Mar. 10) Gregg Araki, Steven Soderbergh,A group of four friends living in L.A. embark on various exploits pursuing love, sex and fame. Directed by Gregg Araki. Starring...no one. (Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, Roxane Mesquida) “The Loudest Voice in the Room”(Showtime, 2019) Tom McCarthy, Jason Blum, starring Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney, Seth MacFarlane The Loudest Voice in the Room tells the story of Roger Ailes who "molded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government, will help understand the events that led the rise of Donald Trump. The series focuses primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in Ailes’ life, including an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to Ailes' political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down." “Shrill” (Hulu, Mar. 15) Lorne MichaelsBased on Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy WestStarring Aidy Bryant Lolly Adefope Luka Jones Ian Owens John Cameron Mitchell Julia Sweeney Shrill follows "Annie, described as a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she’s as good as anyone else, and acts on it. “Snowpiercer” (TNT, 2019) Starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer ConnellySet seven years after the world became a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer follows the remnants of humanity who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. The show questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival “Turn Up Charlie” (Netflix, March 15) Starring Idris Elba, Piper Perabo and JJ Feild Turn Up Charlie centers on the titular Charlie (Idris Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a ‘manny’ to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter, Gabby (Frankie Hervey). “Black Monday” (Showtime, January 20) Starring Don Cheadle, Regina King, Andrew Rannells, produced by Happy Endings creator David Caspe Travel back to October 19, 1987—aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. This is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling. “Fosse/Verdon” (FX, April) Starring Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell, produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdonexplores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. “Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC, February 24) Starring Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs), Jeff Ingold (Rush Hour), David Hemingson (Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23), directed by Peter Atencio (Key & Peele) Following an emotional breakup, Will Chase (codename: "Whiskey Cavalier"), played by Scott Foley, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: "Fiery Tribune"), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world—and each other—while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics. “Tuca and Bertie” (Netflix, TBA) Starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, produced by Lisa Hanawalt, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright , and Steven A. Cohen, all of Bojack Horseman Two bird women -- a carefree toucan and an anxious songbird -- live in the same apartment building and share their lives in this animated comedy “Top of the Morning” (Apple, TBA) Produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, also starring Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Gugu Mbatha-Raw An inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix TBA) Starring Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel in the lead roles, and supporting stars Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Simon Pegg, Natalie Dormer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Eddie Izzard, Helena-Bonham Carter and more. Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistancetells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins. Swamp Thing (DC Universe, May) Produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman Directed by Len Wiseman Emerging from the swamp with a monstrous physique and strange new powers over plant life, the man who was once Alec Holland struggles to hold onto his humanity. When dark forces converge on the town of Marais, Swamp Thing must embrace what he has become in order to defend the town as well as the natural world at large. Stargirl (DC Universe, September) Starring Brec Bassinger and Joel McHale “Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California, to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.” Pennyworth (EPIX, 2019 tba) Produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon Starring Jack Bannon “follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.” Wizards (Netflix TBA) DreamWorks Animated Created by Guillermo del Toro The heroes of Arcadia join forces in an apocalyptic war for the control of magic that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy. Creepshow (Shudder, TBA) Produced by Greg Nicotero No synopsis yet, but: ““Creepshowis one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” Shudder general manager Craig Engler added. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new CreepshowTV series exclusively to Shudder members.” The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, TBA) Starring Danny McBride/Jody Hill, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine Produced by Jody Hill and David Gordon Green The Righteous Gemstonesfollows "the world famous Gemstone televangelist family, which has a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." The Boys (Amazon, TBA) Dan Trachtenberg directed pilot, Eric Kripke and Rogen/Goldberg produced Starring Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Laz Alonso,Karen Fukuhara In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes. THE BOYS is scheduled for a 2019 release. Carnival Row (Amazon TBA) Travis Beacham, starring Orlando Bloom Produced by Travis Beacham and Rene Echevarria Carnival Row will follow "mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. At the center of the drama is the investigation into a string of unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.” “Too Old to Die Young” (Amazon, 2019) Written and produced by Nicolas Winding Refn and Ed Brubaker Directed by Refn starring Miles Teller, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone, John Hawkes Too Old to Die Youngfollows "a grieving police officer who, along with the man who shot his partner, finds himself in an underworld filled with working-class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins sent from Mexico, Russian mafia captains and gangs of teen killers." Warrior (Cinemax, TBA) Created by Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin Inspired by an idea from Bruce Lee, Warrioris “set at the times of the Tong Wars in the late 1800s in San Francisco” and “follows a martial arts prodigy originating in China who moves to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown.” “Y” (FX, 2019) Starring Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland. Based on the DC comic book series Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerrera, Yis set in “a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival." “Les Miserables” (PBS, April 14) Starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Olivia Colman, David Bradley. Six-part BBC TV adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel which “follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more.” “Lovecraft Country” (HBO, 2019) Produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and exec produced by Misha Green, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows "Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback." ‘Catch-22’ (Hulu, 2019) Starring Christopher Abbot, Kyle Chandler, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, produced by Clooney. Catch-22 is described by Hulu as "the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty." ‘Central Park Five’ (Netflix, 2019) Created byAva DuVernay Starring Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga & John Leguizamo. “Based on a true story that gripped the nation, the four-episode series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.” Spans from spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York. Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019) Created by Timothy Greenberg Starring Paul Rudd who also executive produces Living With Yourself begins when "George Elliot is burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. When he undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved George — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Told from multiple perspectives with intersecting storylines, the philosophical comedy asks: Do we really want to be better?" Four Weddings And A Funeral (Hulu, 2019) Created by Mindy Kaling Starring Jessica Williams Inspired by the 1994 British romantic comedy film, Four Weddings and a Funeral centers on Jess (Williams), the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, who receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London. She leaves her professional and personal life behind, in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course there are four weddings… and a funeral. Untitled Picard Spin-off (CBS All Access) Created by Alex Kurtzman Starring Patrick Stewart The continuing adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, whose life was radically altered due to the destruction of the Romulan home world in the 2009 Star Trek reboot movie. The Politician (Netflix) Created by Ryan Murphy Starring Ben Platt, Jessica Lange, Gwenyth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton Hour-long comedy with social commentary – the series follows the political aspirations of a wealthy Santa Barbara resident, with each season focusing on a different political race the lead is in. The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access) Created by Jordan Peele Hosted & Narrated by Peele, Starring Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams The Act (Hulu, Mar. 20) Created by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca Starring Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb True crime anthology series. First season follows "Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder." City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) Created by Chuck MacLean, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Starring Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge Set in the early 1990s Boston, rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) arrives from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Hanna (Amazon, March 2019) Created by David Farr (who co-wrote the movie) Starring Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos Based on the 2011 movie starring Saoirse Ronan. Equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, Hannafollows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Creed-Miles), as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Doom Patrol (DC Universe, Feb 15) Created by Jeremy Carver Starring Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk, Timothy Dalton, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby Set after the events of Titans, the Doom Patrol – consisting of Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane, and led by Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief – receives a mission from Cyborg that they cannot ignore and will change their lives. All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. 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Week In The News: Trump And National Security, Stone Pleads Not Guilty, Cold Weather Continues
This message comes from on points sponsor, indeed, if you're hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes, set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started at indeed dot com slash NPR podcast. From you are Boston and NPR. I'm Jane clayson, and this is on President Trump declared border wall negotiations with a congressional committee, a waste of time and said he'll build the wall on his own. I'm not waiting for this committee. And I've told a lot of people I don't expect much coming out of the committee because I keep hearing the words that will give you what you want. But we're not gonna give you all. And the problem is if they don't give us a woman doesn't work. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell leaves the rebuke of President Trump's withdrawal plans in Afghanistan and Syria, smell Cada have yet to be defeated at American national security interests require continued commitment to our mission and a deadly polar vortex froze the midwest. A woman in Chicago braved, the outdoors so-called anything that's exposed any exposed skin. That's what's terrible. Join us. Do you think these negotiations over the wall? A waste of time. Are you okay? With the president declaring a national emergency to get it done. John anytime at on point radio dot org or on Twitter and Facebook where they're at on point radio with me this hour from Washington. Julie Mason, host of the press pool on Sirius XM's Portis channel. Julie great to have you with us. Thanks. Hello. Jane? Thanks for having me. Joining me from New York City Caitlin Huey burns, political reporter for CBS news. She appears on these streaming network CBS N, and you can read her work on CBS, news dot com. Caitlyn great to have you. I Jane, thanks for having me and from Hanover, New Hampshire on point news, endless, Jack Beatty. Welcome jack. Julian Caitlyn sell we'll start with President Trump. He says he's all but given up on the Goshi ations with congress over his border wall. Julie Mason, president says he will build it on his own suggesting he will declare a national emergency to get it done. What do you make of it yet? It seems like he's been edging towards that for very long time. This pre Buttle of the conferees is interesting, but he seems so removed from the process he so excluded from it watching it all stunts, but his remarks the New York Times were very interesting. And I think very instructive because it's felt for a long time that we're heading in that direction the emergency direction. Here's part of that interview with the New York Times with reporters. Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman in the Oval Office yesterday. President Trump discussing his plans to move forward with these negotiations for border security. I think I've set the table very nicely. I think people understand they understand Peter. They didn't know what was going on the southern border. Now, they know they had no idea the amount of crime. The amount of drugs the amount of human trafficking, which can be stopped with a proper system. I've set the table. I've set the stage for doing what I'm going to do. We out. Yeah, I'm gonna wait till the fifteenth. I think it's a waste of time. I've set the table. I've set the stage for doing what I'm going to do a Caitlin. Huey burns building this border wall was the president's really is most tangible campaign promise. And appears he's finding a way to deliver it delivering it through executive order if you will by you know, aiming to declare an emergency. But it's also really a concession that. He knows that. He can't get this out of congress. We already went through the shutdown, and he's already seen the negative impact that that had not only on the workforce. But on his own ratings CBS news polling showed that forty seven percent say that Pelosi was doing a better job on Goshi hitting over the shutdown. Then Trump was and so he certainly has seen those headlines and knows that he can't get this from from congress, congress that includes a Republican majority in the Senate, but of course, Democrats control control the house. What's really? Going to be interesting, though, is what kind of legal challenges, this would expose the president to and Democrats have already said that they would follow those through. So what about those legal challenges? Julie real. Oh, sure, they're real. And not just from the Democrats. I think all in sundry are going to be coming forward to sue over this and tied up in the courts, which kind of works at the president's advantage in a way because then he can blame everyone else. And and and and it's not on him. It's not his responsibility anymore. Here's speaker Nancy Pelosi speaker of the house rejecting the idea of appropriating funds for President Trump's border wall. This was at her weekly press conference yesterday. There's not gonna be any woman in legislation. The however if they have some suggestions about certain localities where? Technology some infrastructures. I said about the ports of entry. We might need more ports of entry made. So some roads, that's that's part of the negotiation part of the negotiation, Jack Beatty. I mean, the Democrats were not going to give Trump this wall. They just were not. No. And they seem to have Bract up a victory to judge by the public opinion. Polls ought to put it another way the president has harmed himself rarely in American politics have has been seen such rapid self subversion. Eight points in one poll since since December the president has lost. According to a recent poll, a third of Republican voters would be open to seeing a primary challenge to the president. I'm just looking at an item from Utah paper saying half of Utah. Republicans people in Utah would be one of haute for someone else if they can Utah which hasn't gone democratic since nineteen sixty four the president has has has has invited. This. This is his this is something he has done to himself. I mean, the the state of the union you could argue is is really sound economy is purring along peace talks moving along enough ghanistan. Peace or at least perhaps peace and prosperity. And yet because of the president's decisions not just this. But the trade war and other things the state of the presidency is shaky. Indeed, let me get Jared in here from dothan Alabama. Hi, jared. Welcome to the program. Jane, what do you think about this? You President Trump declaring a national emergency to get his wall. Absolutely not. I think it's absurd and really he has no right to do that at this time. There's no legal recourse for it. I don't understand how they aren't trying to. Just put a stop everything he's doing really but functioning on this. He has already shut down the government for X amount of time. And now he wants to do it again in three weeks. He doesn't care what happens to them everyday people. Well, it sounds like he doesn't want to shut down the government. Jared. Julie mason. What do you make of it? I mean, I don't think there is an appetite for another government shutdown for sure the president sense that. Yeah, it's it's amazing Jim using about no appetite for government shutdown. No appetite for emergency declaration, no appetite for a wall at the border and yet the president persists. He's still serving the sliver of the country that is his base that he feels very strongly about, but it's unpopular policy moves in support of an unpopular policy. It's hard to fathom Ceylan Huey burns. I mean, the president had control of both chambers of congress for two years and no wall, and I guess now or at this point we have a national emergency. February fifteenth is the deadline for these negotiations can the president declare. An emergency before that point. And you know, start the ball rolling on this. Well, it seems like he wants to wait to see how these negotiations shape up, but he has said that their waste of time. So it seems like this is the approach that he is pushing forward and his advisors have been saying, well, this would be a last resort. It feels like they are going to at that point. It is really interesting though, that you mentioned that the president had for the first two years of his presidency full control of congress and still wasn't able to get this done. And you know, he could have gotten more money for the border wall in a previous package had he not added changes to legal immigration, and that really turned off a lot of folks. It's also really important to to to note that you know, we've seen the resistance from Democrats for this wall. But we've also seen some resistance from Republicans all of the members of the house who represent border districts, including Republicans say that this wall isn't necessary. Gary. So you are getting some pushback there, and you did have some Republicans in states that saw the impact of the federal workforce after the shutdown and don't want to go through that again. All right. Let's move on to some of the other fireworks in Washington. This week President Trump lashing out at the nation's intelligence agencies accusing them of being quote, passive and naive and wrong saying they should go back to school because they testified before the Senate intelligence committee, essentially contradicting him on several foreign policy positions related to Iran, North Korea. And ISIS a day later. The president said the media had fabricated this account this conflict and then released a picture of the Intel chiefs meeting happily with the president in the Oval Office. Caitlyn who he burns? What did you see in this back and forth this week? Well, it's never really a good thing. When you feel like you have to have some kind of intervention between the president and his intelligence chiefs. And that's what we are seeing. We should note that the testimony from denied, Dan Coats, and others in front of the committee was not only on camera. It was in written testimony, and it was also under oath. So the for the president to come back and say that they didn't say that is just untrue. And I think we've also seen we know from this president that he has been at odds at many times with his with the intelligence community on a variety of issues and coming into this presidency during the campaign, he said things like he knows more than the generals do and he has all always kind of thought that he knows more than those advising him. So that's kind of the pushback that we're seeing and we also know that this president really likes the headlines he likes to declare ISIS to feed it. He likes to say that everything is fine with North Korea. And here you have his top inch intelligence officers saying that well, let's give a little reality check here. Let's talk about what's really going on. Here is Dan Coats, the director. Of national intelligence during the annual assessment of global threats. This was on Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee coats and his counterparts at the CIA and FBI agreed with one another, but their findings, of course are at odds with the president's foreign policy decisions. President Trump has said North Korea will dismantle its nuclear program. Here's Dan Coats with a very different take recurrently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities in his unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because it's leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival in Syria. President Trump said the Islamic state caliphate has been defeated and the US has started pulling troops out of Syria. Dan Coats, worn the threat is still very real while we have defeated the caliphate with a couple of little villages left. We should not underestimate the ability of terrorist groups, particularly ISIS. Julie Mason before a break here. What did you make of this quickly? Well, one of the most overlooked aspects of this is what the Intel chief said about Iran, Jane, they were they were saying that that Iran is in compliance with JCP away, which is a direct contradiction to what the administration has been saying and using as a rationale to ratchet up the bellicosity against Iran. We're talking about the in the news, Julie Mason, Caitlyn he burns and Jack Beatty who can join us. What are your big stories this week? I'm Jane clayson. This is on point. We'll be right back. This message comes from on points sponsor, indeed when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast with indeed post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates. And when you need to hire fast, accelerate your results with sponsor jobs. 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Burns of CBS news and on points, Jack Beatty. Important news this morning. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the US will withdraw from the intermediate range nuclear forces, or I n f treaty saying that Russia has violated the terms of the Cold War nuclear arms control treaty, quote for years without remorse for almost six years. The United States has gone through tremendous links to preserve this agreement at its ensure security for our people our allies and our partners we avoid raise Russia's noncompliance with Russian officials including at the high. Highest levels of government more than thirty times yet Russia continues to deny that it's missile system is noncompliant violates the treaty. Julie Mason, your your reaction to this. Well, a couple of things Jane, I will be interesting to see what the Senate has to say about this following their recent rebuke of the president on Syrian Afghantistan, but it's also worth considering Jane, what a more typical presidential administration would have done with this. It seems to me that would have brought international pressure to bear. They wouldn't have withdrawn from the treaty. They would continue to try to change Russia's behavior. Withdrawing from this treaty is worrisome. And and it seems very unusual. I I will await international reaction, but seems not good. So Caitlin who burns this pact has been an arms control focal point since the Cold War. Russia seems to be the impetus here Russia been violating the street. If you know since two thousand four I think secretary of state said, how do you view this absolute? Lutely, and it has raised questions about whether we are kind of headed back into Cold War era territory. I will say that I was covering the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week and Mike Pompeo gave a televised address to the folks there, and he was asked whether the US and Russia were headed again to into a Cold War. There was a lot of concern about US Russia relations and the future of them. But it's also interesting to consider this kind of pressure that the president himself has been in under Russia a lot of it under his own making as we know the rush investigation has been hovering over his his entire presidency. But he's also taken a very favourable approach to Ladimir Putin. He has met with him without advisors. He has talked very, you know, in in kind of put them in good light and has tried to make a relationship with Russia. According to to his believes, and then we've also seen, you know, members of his own administration. I to rein that in a little bit and try to put pressure back on Russia with sanctions and other items. So Jack Beatty is pulling out of the IMF treaty to Russia's benefit. It's hard to say, I I really can't say I don't know enough about it to say about the implications of this. I guess is the question. Yes. Well, the implications are I think, I think frightening. I mean Sam Nunn. The former arms control expert and Senator says this makes everything more dangerous. He draws attention to the shorter timespan on short range missiles that is to say if they're fired three hundred miles or twenty five hundred mile, whatever it might be. There's less time to react and the chances therefore of war by blunder by you know, perhaps mistaken firing or a an inadvertent. Escalation those those those chances go up, and it's it's striking to me that the just the prospect of the dissolution of this tree has caused the bulletin of atomic scientists to keep its doomsday. Clock at two minutes to bid night, which is close to extinction as it's really been since nineteen fifty three. All right. Let's move on now to actions in the US Senate this week, the US Senate advanced a resolution that warned of a precipitous withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan, it was a rare rebuke by Republicans of President Trump's foreign policy stand. Julie Mason, what did you see on Capitol Hill this week in the Senate such a smackdown? It was amazing to sit to see the Senate to so many Republicans on board with this following Mitch McConnell's lead on Syrian Afghantistan saying, no, President Trump, actually, ISIS is still a threat Afghanistan is still a mess. We're not doing a precipitous withdrawal. It was interesting to see the Democrats sort of dividing over this. The twenty twenty dams were not for it. They are they they they the calculation there is well, you know, the rebuke is not worth the cost of endless ongoing wars. So they were against it. But other Democrats were with the Republicans. Now, this is a bit of a clawback of foreign policy control by the Senate. I wouldn't read too much into it. Like, it's the beginning of the end between Trump and Republicans, but still extremely noteworthy. The vote in the Senate was sixty eight to twenty three in favor of this amendment proposed by Senate majority leader himself, Mitch McConnell warning against withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghantistan here is Oklahoma. Senator. James Lankford Republican expressing his support for the measure way to make sure that when we were draw from Syria when we were draw math ghanistan, they're in a posture to be able to transition. Well, we don't want to happen in Afghanistan, Syria. What happened in Iraq? We would drew too quickly in Iraq ISIS came about. And there were thousands and thousands of lives lost because of that decision. Caitlyn who burns McConnell's amendments specifically names, Al Qaeda, it's specifically names the Islamic state as global threats and salutes the positive role, quote, unquote, the positive role that the US and its allies have played in Syria and Afghantistan, and I guess it's really striking. Caitlyn that the Senate majority leader himself led this effort, it is striking because Mitch McConnell is not one who likes to put a pit fights against the president. We know that about him, and he has been trying to lead a very cautiously the the Republican conference in the Senate, but it is striking to note that this is not the first time that the Senate has acted or. Taken some action in the upper chamber to rebuke Trump in some way on foreign policy. Remember last December, they passed a resolution to stop aid in Yemen that was supporting the Saudis after the murder of journalist Jamal Kosovo. So that was also where we were really paying close attention to this alliance. We know that that that Trump and Republicans have been far apart on foreign policy, you know, since the beginning of his campaign, but why we're starting to pay close attention to it now is because even though the president expanded his majority in the Senate, we're looking to see whether there are any faultlines any fraying of Donald Trump's coalition in the Senate because that's going to be critical for not only has twenty twenty reelection campaign. But also as we get anything else from the Muller probe whether these Republicans continue to stick by him. And I also think Julie brings up a really important point about the Democrats who voted against. This who I think that's going to be something really interesting to watch the twenty twenty campaign people like Cory Booker, Kamala, Harris Kirsten gillibrand all voted against the Republicans on this. And they're going to be put in a difficult position where they want to rebuke Trump at every turn but on foreign policy, especially with something like this. They may be more in line with Trump's views. Well, that's interesting Jack Beatty. How did you see it? Well, that is interesting about the Democrats one doesn't know how far in policy is going to end it into the democratic campaign. My guess is it won't play a big role. But it could be an important signaling device that is candidate taking a hard position than the other might might be sending a signal to Goethe's that that candidate is more quote, responsible. We just don't know. It's get a call in here from read in Salt Lake City, high read welcome to the program. Hi, jane. Thanks for having me on. Go ahead calling just in shock about the I guess the bi-partisanship the only thing Mitch McConnell. He can bring people together is to keep to keep us in war. I'm in my thirties. And we've been in Afghanistan since two thousand two when I was a teenager. How many more civilians innocent children have to die before we realized that American intervention abroad is not the answer and only you know, makes Lockheed Martin and the military industrial complex mixture of so you support President Trump and his decision to to pull troops out someone who doesn't support anything. Trump is Lord I I would actually support him in this. Maybe he's going about it a bit too baths or in in the wrong way. But at the same time, you know, how many more decades do we need to be to be endless war with no end in sight rethink you. Thank you very much. Julie Mason, you're responsible. You know, a lot of people agree with a lot of people do agree. Jay. One thing. It strikes me that so missing from our public discourse is is leaders making the case, you know, this kind of fell off a little bit during the Obama administration. But President Trump has never really made the case and lawmakers also need to make the case there needs to be a better public debate about this rather than just like resolutions and furtive mutterings to the New York Times there has to be more discussion. So that people can make informed choices about these really important issues. All right. Let's move on now to Roger stone a longtime adviser and confidante of President Trump pleading not guilty this week to felony charges in the Russia investigation. This is the sixth Trump aide charged in special counsel, Robert Muller's investigation. Caitlin Huey burns. What did you see here? Well, Roger stone is not only a close ally of the president, but has been encouraging Donald Trump to run for the presidency for a while now, and he is a you know, one of the most recognized. Sizable, I think figures in in Trump's orbit, so it's very difficult. I think for Trump to distance himself from Roger stone just giving their relationship span goes goes way back. I think it's also interesting that Roger stone has has not been in hiding. He's actually been the opposite. He's been giving interviews left and right. He's been making lots of public appearances. And I'm kind of wondering what impact that will have as this continues. Here's one of those interviews. Roger stone's speaking. With Laura Ingram on Fox News Tuesday the same day, he pleaded not guilty to seven criminal charges of false statements witness tampering obstruction of Justice. He defended himself against acusations that he lied to congressional investigators not going to do it. Michael Kohn has done. I'm not going to make up lies or beer false witness against Donald Trump or anyone else. The truth of the matter is that even though I'm accused of lying when I get Adam Schiff on this stand when I. Eric's well on this day. And when I get other members of that committee on the stand I'll demonstrate that they're the ones who are lying. Not me, Jack Beatty. What do you see here? I mean this indictment does not accuse stone of coordinating with Russia or with WikiLeaks. But one presumes that there's a lot of electronic evidence and financial records that were collected in that rate of his home. And I suppose that maybe there's more to come on this. Oh megabytes if not more. And in fact, I think the the special prosecutor the law people said it's going to take us a while to sort through this and they're gonna delay proceeding someone on on stone. You know, what's remarkable to me about stone? And it really isn't remarkable. It's sort of the known is why did he lie? Why why the lies to congress? Why the effort to intimidate a witness doing this right out in the open? I mean, Michael Cohen also lied to the to the investigators Manafort seemed to be even while he was in prison seemed to be trying to. Get involved in witness tampering. Why these extremely what are they covering up? That is worth all this drawing to themselves potential ten years in prison. I it is an aspect of this. That makes some observers and there was a fellow from the FBI former FBI men on one of the shows recently think this something really really serious here. If everybody is lying, so Julie Mason to that point certainly more legal exposure for Roger stone is this another step closer to the president or not well, Roger stone may or may not be that ligament that connects the campaign to WikiLeaks. And that that's that's the piece that was missing. That's what everyone is sort of waiting to see if that turns out to be the case. Of course, it was acting AG Whitaker who said very recently that you know, the Muller investigation is getting close to wrapping up. But then with the. Terabytes of information that that the F B I gleaned from rating Roger stone's properties. You wonder is that actually the case he's already waived a speedy trial. They say investigators say it's going to take a very long time to pour through all this information. There could be some sort of superseding indictment as you allude. It'll be one thing. That's really fascinating is is the President Trump after the FBI raided Michael cones, you know, hotel room office storage unit. The president said it was like an attack on our country. He it was horrible. It was unspeakable. Now. The president hates Michael Kohn. Can't say a nice word about him absolutely lows. The guy we see kind of the same language with Roger stone. The you know, the FBI going in on. Roger stone's property was like an attack on our country. And you wonder if it's gonna follow the same shirt Jek -tory will Roger stone have a breaking point in the same way that Michael Kohn? Did I guess it depends what they have on him. Let's go to call in here from Richmond Virginia. Sorry richmond. Vermont high. Luke, you're on the air. Welcome to on point. Hi, jane. Thank you for taking my call. I only have probably not constructive comment. But just take it back to basics a quickly any grown persons that has a tattoo of Richard Nixon between his shoulder blades has seriously got a problem, and it just outlines again, how ridiculous this presidency is. And I am cheering for Robert Muller to finish up things. All right. Look. Thank you ten generally related, Jack Beatty CNN reported this week that phone calls made by Donald Trump junior. After that infamous Trump Tower meeting were not to his father Democrats have been pointed to that for a long time. It's potentially a smoking gun. That's a significant development here this week. It is. And I'm surprised we haven't heard from the White House on that. Maybe I just missed it. I mean that has been one of the dots. That people have connected look who could he been calling. We know the president has a blocked number. This was a call to a such a number must have been telling the president. Apparently, not that doesn't mean that at all, you know, all possibility of connection with the Russian collusion is is out the window for Mr. Trump by no means, but it is a it. It shows how how how careful you have to be in talking about this whole imbroglio. I mean, I've heard journalists just blindly say well that has to be Mr. Trump will it doesn't have to be. And it wasn't. It was Putin. Caitlyn who burns interestingly President Trump this week said he would not intervene with the Justice Department's decision making process about whether to release the report by the special counsel. What do you make of that the president actually, you know, coming forward and saying that? Right. Well, that is that is significant and we have seen the Justice department say as much that they would like to put this out there. But you know, putting it out there is not the same as putting everything out there. There are ways to keep certain items classified. And so that's why you have Democrats in congress trying to make their own way. And in getting this all of the information out there. So I suspect that even whatever the Justice department ends up putting out there. I suspect that more even that was behind the scenes we'll come out as we are discussing the week's top headlines here. Julie Mason hosted the press pool on Sirius XM's Portis channel Caitlyn burns CBS news digital political reporter and Jack Beatty are on point news analyst, and we'd love to have you with us and join us here. What's top of your mind this week? Let's move in your world. I'm Jane clayson. This is on point. We'll be right back. On the next asked me another rupaul drag race alums Bob the drag Queen and Mony exchange. They share what it's like competing in the Olympics of Drake. So join me fear is Berg on NPR's. Our puzzles were games and trivia. This is on point. I'm Jane clayson in other news this week Venezuelans leader, nNcholas Maduro addressed Donald Trump in English to demand this week that Washington keep its hands off of his country. Three us. Off venezuela. Throw them hands off Venezuela hands off Venezuela. Donald Trump and Grammy winning R M B singer. James Ingram has died at the age of sixty six his nineteen Eighty-one song. Just once became one of his biggest hits. We. We are talking about the top news this week. You can join the conversation. What's your top story? Follow us on Twitter. Find us on Facebook where they're at on point radio. My guest today. Caitlin huey. Burns of CBS news. Julie Mason of serious examine on points. Jack beatty. All right. A lot of Democrats saying the White House. Let's get a tally here. Julie Mason, tell us who's in who's out as of this week. Well, Cory Booker is the latest entrant getting into the race. It's fascinating to see who who's getting out there in front comma, Harris had a great rollout. It's interesting. The president refers to her as Camilo. In that New York Times interview still hanging out there in the middle distance though, Bernie, Biden and Beto and also Bloomberg also waiting to hear from Terry McAuliffe. So the white guys kind of hanging back a little bit democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris here, she is speaking with C N N's, Jake tapper. This was at the town hall in Iowa on Monday. She is advocating Medicare for all and the elimination of commercial health insurance here. She is the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don't have to go through the process of going through an insurance company having them give you approval going through the paperwork, all of the delay. That may require who of us has not had that situation where you've got to wait for approval and the doctor says, well, I don't know if your your insurance company is going to cover this. Let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on. And here's a former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking to reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday voicing his concerns about what she just said. Kamala harris. Medicare for all proposal. I think you can have Medicare for all for people that are uncovered. But that's a smaller group and a lot of care of Medicaid already Medicare, but to replace the entire private system where companies provide healthcare for their employees would bankrupt us for very long time. That's pretty stark Caitlin. Huey burns. What did you make of commonly harasses proposal there? What's really interesting about the democratic primary is that embracing some kind of form of Medicare for all is now a litmus test to get into this race. So it may be that Bloomberg. If he does decide to run as a democrat in this primary will be on the fringes of it at least as healthcare policy is concerned. And I think Democrats would love to hear more from billionaires talking about healthcare because it gives them a convenient punching bag what what Kamala Harris. Did though I mean several Democrats running for president support a Medicare for all type of approach to healthcare or some form of it Medicare buying or Medicaid buying or public option. And it shows kind of how has shifted politically on healthcare that Democrats are on this point. But also, it kind of exposed some perils to embracing such an approach, you know, we saw a poll from the Kaiser health the Kaiser family foundation showing that majority support Medicare for all they love the idea of it. But when you ask them about the details when you talk about the the idea that it may eliminate private insurance. It may affect the Medicare. You're already on may involve more costs or higher taxes. They seem to take a much more negative approach to it. So this is going to be something that Democrats are going to be debating, especially with healthcare front and center, we saw that in the twenty eighteen campaign. That's not going to change in twenty twenty Jack Beatty. What do you make of this Medicare? As an issue. Here's a litmus test coming up in twenty twenty. I mean this back and forth between Kamala Harris Harrison, Michael Bloomberg saying, this is going to bankrupt us if we go this direction. What did you see here? Well, I think it's a it's a it's a perilous position for Democrats. It's the Bernie position, and you know. A recent Gallup poll found that seventy percent of people with private insurance rate at excellent or good and eighty five percent say that same thing about their the healthcare. They receive and. Yeah, the numbers just flip. When you tell people they have to give up a a private insurance only thirty seven percent favor that fifty eight percent opposed. That's a tough hill to try to persuade people. Trust the government. We'll do it better. Well, people say I go to my registry motivations. You're not doing it better there. It's a real perilous position for Democrats to take as opposed to a gradualist approach, you know, the public option under Obama Care slowly lowering the age for Medicare that those sorts of things make sense, this is risky. All right. So we've got to come a Harris. We've got Cory Booker Bernie Sanders and others here also got perhaps Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz entering this race. Democrats criticized him this week saying that his run may unintentionally help reelect President Trump to that Schultz told Scott Pelley on CBS's, sixty minutes on Sunday that if he did decide to run he would represent all Americans of all parties. Do you worry that you're going to siphon votes away from the Democrats and thereby ensure that President Trump has a second? I want to see the American people win. I wanna see America win. I don't care if you're democrat independent. Libertarian Republican bring me your ideas, and I will be an independent person who will embrace those ideas because I am not in any way in bed with a party. So Julie Mason Glenn back to Michael Bloomberg. He criticized Schultz in New Hampshire this week saying that an independent candidate would essentially hand the election back to Donald Trump. Well, and Bloomberg had looked at it independent run himself and found it not viable, but you know, it's so funny about Schultz. Jane, I can't even remember someone, you know, thinking about getting into the presidential race who was greeted with such hostility anger hair on fire pushback screaming at a book event. It's been amazing. Watching Democrats lose their minds about this. It's not an automatic given that he would be a spoiler. Although he maybe he could be and also his his critiques of the Democratic Party. You know, they are finding some purchase. Maybe they ought to listen to him a little bit. Because Kim collars in here. Joseph in Lynn, Massachusetts higher on the air. Welcome. Thank you very much for taking my call. And all all you people be you are I am Julie impaired person. I am for Medicare for all. It can be done. Ryan, I need medical attention. I needed implant. I got part of it done. I don't have the thousand dollars to pay. I wanna move into a living. Did if they can do it in pole. In other countries. They can do it here like your comments, and I'll take them off the air. And thank you very much. Thank you. Let's get somebody else in here on this point Alex in Baltimore, Maryland. Hi, alex. You're on the air. What do you think of Medicare for all? Hi, I I it with a lot of progressive issues. I like the idea in Syria. I I agree that the system we have leaves too many people behind. However, I'm grow grow concern with the the list of progressive candidates, and that seems to be the only way to get elected in the primary these days that they want it. And you know, cost me damned, and we're not even gonna we don't really wanna talk about the pitfalls of and we we just want it. And I just think that's a that's a little just concerns me. That's all. Thank you very much. Julie mason. I mean, the board lit up when we started talking about Medicare for all. I mean, it is a big issue in a lot of people care about this and Jana Reno since since the Republicans were busily rolling back ObamaCare and the Trump administration taking it apart bit by bit since since Trump. Has come to office there seven million additional uninsured Americans. This is a really big problem with no easy solutions of court. Of course, it resonates affects everyone let's get to China this week. President Trump said the trade negotiations with China were going well, but that no final agreement would be reached until he meets with China's president face to face presidency. Zhang ping Trump said there was good intention. Good spirit on both sides of the talks Caitlyn who he burns. Where do we stand on this? It's such an important issue. The back and forth has been contentious at times it has an it's an important issue. Really for both sides. I mean, China is experiencing really slow economic growth. And so they're concerned about how these trade negotiations will go, and the president knows that that's where he is seeking leverage here at the same time, the Chinese know that Trump needs some kind of victory on China and trade I mean, he has made. The centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and now of his presidency that his trade policies are better than those that have been in place before him, and so he needs to extract some kind of significant victory here. And especially since this is an issue that really affects his core constituents. I mean, we're talking about those farmers in Iowa. For example, who we've been hearing about from the past several months really concerned about the certainty around these trade deals. They liked the president they trust him. But they're just not sure how this will all pan out. So the economic effect here at home has to be top of mind for the president. Right. So Julie we're talking about a two hundred billion dollar increase on these tariffs of Chinese imports. How do you view this to see a breakthrough here? Well, I, you know, John, I think it's very instructive that the president is sounding very optimistic. He's very excited about the prospects for deal saying he may keep some tariffs in place. But he and she a really going to work it out. But meanwhile, his own. Trade rep Robert lighthizer is much more circumspect about the prospects of a deal. They've set a March to deadline. He's really trying to tamp down expectations. And usually when the White House does that, you know, we're very skeptical about it like, oh, they're just managing expectations. So that will be wowed by what they come up with. But I think in this case he really is trying to lower expectations about the prospects of a deal with China, Jack Beatty, how do you see this? The Justice department unveiling some sweeping changes charges against these Chinese telecommunications companies accusing them of stealing trade secrets. I mean, it was a big deal over there in in some talk that those charges were meant to sort of ratchet up pressure on China before these talks. I heard that. And it's the kind of thing the president likes leverage. But the the sort of geostrategic issue, China, the the Uranga of the Chinese economy their industrial policy their industrial, espionage, these are the crucial issues for the future. And and there's some fear you read from analysts that the president will settle for just a few more soybeans and something else and leave these structural issues aside for one thing you can't deal with these structural issues. In the time we have and for another. It's inconceivable in any case that the Chinese would change their basic industrial policy, their national strategy just to get out of this trade war, well from trade to jobs, and a big story out of Wisconsin this week, the Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn. Announced on Wednesday that it was reassessing plans to build a ten billion dollar manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. A Foxconn Representative told Reuters that the company would instead build a hub focusing more on research, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett spoke about the potential change and its impacts to the city's workforce. This was on Wednesday, whatever the project changes to transforms into something. That's it's more research oriented that won't doesn't bode well for those who are underserved in Milwaukee. President Trump celebrated intially at the funks con announcement as a major job steal. It was supposed to bring thirteen thousand manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin paying an average Julie Mason about fifty three thousand dollars a year. What is the say about, you know, the president's promise sort of his ongoing promise to bring more manufacturing jobs back to the United States. I know yet get putting the Khan and Foxconn Foxconn job. It's not even clear if this was a direct bait and switch. Each. But man, this company got so many concessions from the state, they got infrastructure. They got tax deals. They got billions of breaks in this and the president at one point called the eighth wonder of the world and really touted it as an exemplar of of his own great acumen. He was bringing jobs back to the country. The the White House really has not had much to say about Foxconn in the last few days, but what an epic bomb. It was hard news for those folks in Wisconsin Caitlin, Huey burns who were hoping for these jobs, these well-paying, high paying jobs and absolutely. And the president liked to talk about was kansin very fondly when he talks about his presidential victory, and this was really centerpiece of his pitch for the presidency and in the early goings of this administration. And you know, now that we're kind of in the throes of the twenty twenty presidential campaign. Democrats are trying to figure out how. How to appeal back to those states and should those voters that they lost for Trump? And there's some evidence this included that those voters could be up for grabs if they can effectively make the case that Trump made these promises and wasn't able to keep them. But there's also the reality beyond politics of things like automation, and and other things that are pushing and changing the workforce in a way, and it's been very difficult for leaders on both sides to make that case effectively voters. Well, big news from the Federal Reserve this week, the fed signaling that it's March toward higher interest rates may be ending sooner than expected. We had US. Hiring January topping all forecasts US payrolls rising by about three hundred thousand so more. Good economic news. Julie Mason there is. But there are some warning signs underneath we talked about China trade earlier. And of course, the trade war between these two countries has slowed down the economic. The Chinese economy and the US economy, and that's creating fears about the global economy like a global recession. Economists still warning that we are due for recession coming up that's a real a real worry point for the Republican party, especially as we head into twenty twenty some of the underlying factors are not great. Can't forget the polar vortex. Caitlin. Huey burns before we get out of here today. Millions not funny really across the midwest experienced just these freezing temperatures Arctic temperatures fifty degrees below zero. It was something else. Kate lamps alertly. And and I'm sitting here in New York with my snow boots on a ready to head outside. But I do feel for those in Chicago and elsewhere these temperatures being compared to colder than Antarctica. And all of all of these other images that we're seeing are are quite startling and raise a lot of questions about the effects of climate change. Yeah, we're with you there in the midwest. Take care. Thanks very much. A great panel today. Lots of important topics to get Julie Mason, host of the press pool on Sirius XM's. Otis channel. Great to have your perspective. Julie, thanks. Thank you. Jay caitlin. Huey burns. CBS news digital political reporter Caitlyn. Thank you. Thank you and unpleasant news analyst, Jack Beatty, Jack. Thanks have a great weekend. Gin and listeners as always thank you. I'm Jane clayson, this is on point.
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