35 Burst results for "Sam Cedar"
Rich Lowry Comments on Texas' Anti-Abortion Law
"The texas law has gone into effect. And we'll go through it a little bit more specifically with a little more specifically with With heather but let's hear rich lowry on msnbc with chuck todd and claire mccaskill opine. About this i mean. This is the big thing that they're doing now. They're saying there's no big deal. Because i think there is in heather and i will talk more about this. And we'll talk more about this too but the if democrats are smart they're going to leverage this at least from electoral stamp point on top of everything else that needs to be done but here is. Here's rich lowry hunt. Msnbc we're in in wisey on msnbc. Well i people are acting as a row has been overturned. I would welcome that outcome. And it may eventually be in stops case but it hasn't been overturned yet at all this is a procedural ruling that clearly was the correct one. There was no harm here yet. The eight defendants had done nothing even joining them. If if that's what happened wouldn't have stopped this law. Because they had their government officials have for second positive law positive. One second first off roe v. Wade and casey which is Another case which basically says you cannot abridge this right in a meaningful way had certainly roe. V wade says that you may not that. An abortion is a constitutional right up to twenty two to twenty four weeks of pregnancy.
Tucker Carlson’s Conspiracy Theory About Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
"You recall this guy. Tucker carlson on fox news. Yeah i think so okay. So tucker carlson. The other came out with a bombshell. He interviewed somebody from was it. Revolver media yes who got their tip from a one alex jones. I believe on this top. Is that right. We know that for sure. Joe alex jones claims but this conspiracy. Or at least as you know and the tip was look at the Indictments of some of the people from january six it refers to often unindicted co conspirators and unindicted co-conspirators can be everybody from the president of the united states. When they're when they're lawyers getting indicted it can be people who were arrested and then decided to give evidence on their friends or their family or their acquaintances or their work colleagues It could also be people who were informants before. Then it's possible. And i suppose it's conceivable that it also could be actual agents of law enforcement. Reason got caught up and we're not indicted for whatever reason but there's a long list of those things and apparently revolver media saw the days and assumed immediately that it was an fbi agent and they went on tucker carlson's show tucker was like the fbi was part of the gen. The planning of the january six. I should say checkers. Say that unindicted co conspirators can't even really be actual fbi agents. They can't actually be fbi agents because they wouldn't get it right. It's not just like oh. She's an array of possibilities here. It's no proposes not. He sang operatives. Which like does it really mean anything. And so you get a little bit of like. Fbi operative is not really means everything and it could have been like an informant or
Biden Expresses Support for Amazon Union Vote in Alabama: ‘Make Your Voice Heard’
"Never heard any full-throated support From from barack obama when it came to unions in recall that when democrats took the senate in two thousand eight one of the things that they had promised was a vote in a passage of card check which was basically simplified the process in which people could vote for a union that they could simply just put in a request and if enough members of a workplace put in a request for a union. You'd get a union. You wouldn't have an extended period of time which invariably house employers to deploy a in the case of amazon. Let's say just take for example In this Attempt to unionize in alabama twenty five million dollars and you talk the other day about some of the things they're doing. they literally got the city. Because union organizers can't talk to their fellow workers at the amazon facility whereas amazon can basically spend all day. Say hey today. Your job is just learning how bad unions are with these mythical. With these these mac. Captive audience meetings exactly and the in amazon. Actually got the city in bessemer alabama to change the timing telling us about this at the stop lights. So that unionized organizers could not go and actually help unionized or organized there. So there's a lot of things that the administration can do in terms of national labor relations board and whatnot and there's been some good moves by the biden administration that regard but one of the things that obama did was to use the bully pulpit and one of the things that he said that he appreciated about ronald reagan. Was that very thing. We just never saw him do it. Well joe biden doing now. Joe biden can do more. He could go down to alabama and actually like campaign for the union. But this is pretty. This is pretty important stuff. Because you know the union is going to use this clip and it's going to help yours joe biden. We're gonna play the full two minutes because it's actually pretty big deal. I've long said america wasn't built by wall street was built by the middle class and unions built the middle class. Unions put power in the hands of workers they level the playing field. They give you a stronger voice for your health. Your safety higher wages protection. Some racial discrimination sexual harassment unions lift up workers both union and nonunion and especially black and brown workers. I've made it clear. Made it clear when i was running. But my administration's policy would be to support unions organization organizing and the right to collectively bargain. I'm keeping that promise. You should all remember. The national labor relations act. Didn't just say the unions are allowed to exist. It said the union. we should encourage unions. So let me be really clear. It's not up to me to decide whether anyone join a union but let me be even more clear. It's not up to an employer. Decide that either. The choice to join a union is up to the workers. Full stop full. Stop today and over the next few days and weeks. Workers in alabama and all across america are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. This is vitally important. A vitally important choice. As america grapples with the deadly pandemic the economic crisis in the reckoning on race what it reveals the deep disparities still exist in our country and there should be no intimidation no coercion. No anti union propaganda. No supervisor no supervisors you confront employees about the union preferences. You know every worker should have a free and fair choice to join a union. The law guarantees that choice. And it's your right. Not that of employer at your right. No employer can take that right away so make your voice heard. God bless you all. May god protect workers and their families who are trying to figure out how to make it make it fairly thank
"sam seder" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"But the fact that it's this close and remember like, Biden, I think is run the exact campaign that Biden or promised to run and could run your and I. You know which is I'm GonNA pretend I'm a non entity like I am literally my name could be not trump and. That's the candidate I'm going to be. This is going to be a referendum on Donald trump only. But if it was only a referendum on Donald trump in there was no covid I'd be concerned but you know that there is no affirmative plan to run to run against him. You know what I mean no -firmative know Joe Biden's got plans and this nappies clearly, they're not running on that and so yeah but. Trump got unlucky, but he also got super lucky to to get. Base is very weird I mean they're still. In denial about mass. So I am firmly in have been firmly in the Martin o'malley would have one camp from two, thousand, sixteen I think anybody could have beaten Donald trump except for I, Think Hillary Clinton was uniquely ill-suited to run against Donald? Trump I. think she could've beaten Jeb Bush but I also think Martin o'malley could have beaten Donald. Trump. At that point now I think you're right like she was very badly suited against them also just from decorum standpoint like she is the perfect kind of punching bag I think for Donald Trump because she's very wonky in as far as how she treated the debate tongue people are good or a website. And read policy and she's very much to me a holdover from that Aaron Sorkin mindset of you know the person who is the smartest automatically has to win like you know the Jabbar type. Yeah and that's the kind of person that a trump who has a very anti intellectual appeal is that were suited for him. Absolutely I mean the I and I would even I would expand on that like she and and and I perceive this as as as a problem in the summer too was that she was running on her resume. You know like she ran against Bernie she was like you know Bernie forced to have a bunch of plans that were actually you know. Pretty good plans frankly I mean I think some of them were to you know considerably to the left aware Biden's but she decided to run against trump on her resume in the problem with that and and and you know on paper right she was probably one of the most uniquely qualified people to be President put aside for a moment you know my my my ideological qualms in the. Dynasty qualms and I had a lot of problems with Clinton but purely on paper right she was secretary of State First Lady. So she had a an understanding of that job that really only like a vice president can have maybe even less of an understanding of the job in a vice president could have in some respects. You know what? I mean she had she had served as A. Senator I, mean, she was in there was just like I. I don't Know How many people you know. Maybe George Herbert Walker Bush because he was head of the CIA and Vice President Right and congressman and you know had was also well-suited but but she was on paper extremely qualified to be president and You know just from a sheer sort of like what job?.
"sam seder" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"So we have with the Sam Cedar today it's been a wild trying to get you on man's. been a long road. Has has been You know tumultuous season with the backdrop of a tumultuous era and some not so great staffed his happened along the way but I'm glad to finally made year two, thousand and twenty s not been a great year and honestly, I don't really see much on the horizon two thousand, twenty, one, either I mean whether in or trump wins I'm. I mean, I, like to them be better but at the same time I am my big fear is that Biden is going to be awarded for running such bad campaign is going to incentivize some of the worst tendencies of the mainstream liberals in the party you know I, you know maybe it's I mean I don't blame anybody for for being for being a little bit. Less than optimistic I all I can tell you is that in my experience coming out of of eras that that have been difficult right like I'm thinking the Reagan era, which I would include your George, Herbert Walker Bush going into Clinton the Bush years going into Obama. There is a markedly different sense about this transition and I think part of it is in you know look I'm old so. It in that cuts both ways because on one level, I have a perspective I in terms of like, you know what has brought us to this point and and the other hand I think with that perspective. Sometimes, there is a the not not the same amount of I. Don't know if it's hunker hunger or it's just like there's there is a perspective which in some ways, dampens expectations. In a way that I think you know younger folks have a higher level of expectations. So this is a little bit of a paradox, but I can tell you that Obama won in when Clinton went for that matter and Clinton with forty five percent of the vote right? I mean. So there wasn't There was like this sort of palpable relief in this palpable sense of like now it's time for. Me To go back to sleep and I. Just don't think I mean I think they're certainly going to be a significant portion of the population of the population of votes for Biden who you know that's that's why they wanted Biden in many respects was like I just want to return to some normal yesteryear..
States mull how to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid
"They have sort of extended the federal unemployment aid to four hundred dollars except for only three hundred of that is coming from. Washington the other hundred supposedly coming from the state states have no mechanism in which to issue stuff like that. They have no extra money. So, many of the states wanted issue that extra money and the three hundred dollars is supposed to be siphoned out of the jess account. And it's unclear that he has the legal. Right to do that. It's faster relief money. and. Then there is an option for some agencies to halt some evictions. And If I had to guess I would say unlikely that's happening and then the only thing that's even worth anything I think. Is that student loan payments are deferred until December, thirty first but the debt is not Canceled forever. And I don't know how the interest accrues over that time. But. This is not going to is the pressure. If that's what they're thinking. Because people are going to be starting to hurt soon, Mnuchin said the other day that they'd be able to turn around this unemployment staffer by Monday. Now. He's singing a slightly different tune. Well, it's GONNA. Take a little while. is going to be a real problem for people. And I think trump is gonNA feel the pressure.
Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts, governors warn
"Tell folks what has happened in terms of Medicaid in particular. I guess let's start way the way you did. What are the proposed cuts to Medicare that the trump administration the station has been talking about the proposed cuts to Medicare You know I think it started with their rollout of increased privatization of Medicare with increasing Medicare advantage. uh-huh Plans Kober last year in the lakes and Florida Trump you know reported in Vanity Fair that he said it would be fun. Second Term Project to cut Medicare and then in a couple of weeks ago now in Davos Switzerland he was talking. NCNB CNBC and he said Yesterday the fact that would be on the table cutting cutting Medicare in those social security and he said that would be the easiest thing to do very strange choice of words. So that's kind of the Medicare and that's what I started with. That's why I was in Des Moines that day with the committee to protect Medicare talking about these possible Medicare cuts with you know doctors from Iowa that join me for a press conference One Press When one member of the press showed up at that press conference now you know a little bit more of the presses is listening to the line that we're calling out at my committee about these proposed cuts it's And then you know because of the news of the day. Last Thursday was Davis encounter occurred in that was the day that Seema Verma the cms administrator for trump mm rolled out these Block grant Waiver proposal. That you know everyone I can see. That is talking about this. In an honest this way tells us this will cut folks from Medicaid. Okay and so tell us. CMS The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services when they roll out this proposal are they actually just basically introducing. They're they're basically announcing that you can you as a state Can apply for a waiver. Is that right right. Apply for a waiver. Currently Medicaid is funded by the federal government on a kind of a per person per need basis. So you know. For instance when there's a recession and more people lose jobs and more people qualify for Medicaid. The federal share of spending on healthcare for those folks will go up because of course they need that you know people with diabetes if they have a job or they lose their jobs to no fault of their own still. Have they still need three hundred dollars a month insulin slim so with block grant States could say listen Why don't you just give us a lump sum of money? And then let us in the where he used was innovate let us innovate. Ah figure out how to cover anyone cover everyone but you know if the needs go up in our state. We still get that that pot of money that you're giving us it doesn't change and yet our needs go up so more people lose out the other thing they can do is choose to cut certain services they can you know cut certain drugs that are that are. Currently they covered up a prescription drug benefit under Medicaid. So I mean I mean it is just cut. There's no way around it. And there's no way that pence didn't understand that Seema. Burma used to be his Medicaid Administrator in the state of Indiana when he was governor there so this has been a conservative dream for for ages decades thirty years. They've been trying Graham. They've been trying to block grant and and so. There's there's like you say there's multiple problems that come with the block. Granting one is that it does not act as that economic stabiliser in other words doesn't doesn't Basically expand as the the need gets greater in crises. It also does not a increase along with the cost of medicine and And like you say the states can get sort of clever because the federal government has basically said I mean this is the difference between just sort of you know me me giving ten bucks to my kid and saying you know do whatever you want with it as opposed to making sure that she spends it on you know not on on junk food or whatever it is and and she can then go out and basically spend five bucks on the. I want to keep this metaphor too much but the idea is that they can use this money in other ways that I really don't have anything to do with providing health insurance for people right and my governor is Governor Gretchen. Whitmer who gave you know. I thought an amazing response to the state of the Union last night and I was there and we talked beforehand. And she's she helped. Uh sure in expanded Medicaid under the affordable care act when she was the minority leader of the State Senate here in Michigan and got a Republican governor to expand Medicaid. And we've had you know. Nearly three three quarters of million folks in Michigan Benefit from that Their study I think Carter. Kaiser family reported recently specifically Michigan showing the economic economic benefits of expanded Medicaid. The fear was that the federal government was going to give them a hundred percent in the first year and then scaled back to I think ninety percent of eventually by next year and the reality is even though the federal share has scaled back because people are healthier because they can afford treating their chronic illnesses. They can work more they. The actual tax base has increased. I think thirty thousand jobs in Michigan created directly resulted expanded Medicaid. So I you know this is. It just doesn't make sense to me that they try and and I think that's why he dodged the question and tried to revert back to things he did. And and then eventually just said agree to disagree because He knows what it is they. They held him what it is and they know if they say what it is. People won't like it you know. It's an election year. They're trying to get reelected so they just say whatever they want they lie will and state of the Union almost solely healthcare allies again about every other aspect of healthcare. And you know I think they just say what they want they get away with it. He just wasn't expecting to meet up with a guy in tyner who you know. I mean again. I don't know this issue like a policy. Wonk I mean I just I have a biology degree in a medical degree and I work clinically as a doc but I read you know and I and I try to learn as much as I can and so you know with my limited understanding of these policies he just. He wasn't ready for that one briefed them known gave them talking points. And I think that's. That's that's what we saw unfold. Yeah he did look like a deer in the headlights and we did try to dance around it quite a bit. You were pretty easy. Road brought in on them pretty quickly I think as he tried to sort of pretend like he didn't understand what you said the first thing. It just didn't that first exchange where you said. You're going to get cuts and Medicaid. 'cause I don't think we're GONNA do cuts in Medicare and so we'll give us. I mean So you know firsthand. The implications of this expanded Medicaid and and and I WANNA get into that as just your experiences as as an emergency doctor but I also get the sense. You're on this You're you're you're you're executive director of this committee you're in Iowa so you're aware at at least some of the you know the broader politics involved in this. Where would you anticipate what states or at least you know if not specific ones than the profile of the states eight? That are going to be applying for this waiver. I mean presumably the thirteen states. Now that did not expand Medicaid under the affordable. Care Act. I would imagine would be a prime targets or prime applicants to get this waiver. Because they're going to continue you. Say we're going to expand medicaid. They certainly are interested in dismantling it as much as they can right. I think that and I think you know anywhere that there is a Republican And I guess I have to. I don't know the nuances of the directive if it's if it's an executive decision at the state level or if it requires you know something passing through their houses so we have enough house majority Republican state legislatures plus governorships. In this country that I I mean I think that would be the profile. You know certainly because those will be the places where you know folks are more likely to be in charge that share vice president pence views on you know on Medicaid in general in a and and whether or not we should be helping out poor people when it comes to healthcare That that is that's the fear now. And why should we in Michigan you you know. Why should we in Michigan? Have a different set of. I mean the whole healthcare system. So Patchwork in Hodgepodge if you WANNA call it a system a series of systems. But it's so patrick work anyways I mean I guess why should this be any different. Let's let certain states do one thing and others do the other. And if you just happen to be born in Michigan versus Alabama. Well you know good on you right Well there's so much in our society today that's determined that way it's all just a coin toss and met. I guess maybe a bunch of coins get tossed in the air. What now? There's a vote tomorrow in the house. I Don I imagine you're familiar with it. And what the what the vote is is it's under the The CRA which has been used in the past to see the Congressional Review Act. It's been used in the past undo executive the actions that have been done within a certain timeframe and the Republicans did this with a bunch of executive actions by Obama and then once they do that once they pass that to reinstitute any type of rule like that Congress has to has to authorize it with a two thirds vote right so this is like this is a this is a real this is a sledgehammer as it were and they're going to. They're going to vote on this in the house and they will probably pass yes it which would not allow the president to block grant but then it goes to the Senate and the Republicans are sure to shoot it down. How do you think this plays as has a An issue in the fall when you have a half dozen or so Republican senators running in sort of purple states on their refuse their essential like voting to allow for cuts and Medicaid right. Yeah and I and I kind of anxious to see what folks looks like Like Collins I mean she seems the only one in the purple state that I think might make along with this I think you know tell us and and MC sally the and who is a gardener I think is already toast You know maybe Joni Ernst I don't know Yeah I mean I think at least I mean the thing is having having gone record. I mean that's That's I think that's all that's what we're trying to do as a committee. I mean what we're what we're rolling out over. The next. Several months is is an accountability campaign.
Pompeo's Letter Is the Trump Administration's Opening Salvo of Obstruction
"Let's start with what we know about. Mike Pompeo the more and more we're starting to see here. It is is quite clear that we are headed to a a full blown impeachment possibly not just against the president they are stonewalling. They are we now have pompeo subpoenaed for documents Giuliani Subpoena for documents the failure to provide these documents now and this is what the differences with impeachment as opposed to normal proceedings they have written in the context of this subpoena but failure to produce produce under these circumstances will be regarded as evidence of obstruction and will constitute obstruction action in the context of impeachment. They are simply declaring it. Remember this is not this is a political a political process not a criminal or judicial. One and Congress is simply saying you do not provide us this material. It will be a count of obstruction and it will be obstruction it. They could launch impeachment proceedings against Pompeii. Oh they could do it against bill bar and it feels like every day there's more and more the evidence to substantiate an impeachment proceedings against both of them. Here's Palm Peyot two weeks ago two weeks ago now. Maybe this wasn't this Sunday. Oh yeah wait it. Was this Sunday wasn't it. I'm sorry sorry I'm confused because today's Wednesday here he is on this week with Martha. Raddatz on Sunday right this is with Martha got it and here he is. He's completely bewildered about this whole call thing do they call will return to this whistle blower complaint mister secretary the complained involving the president and a phone call with the foreign leader to the director of National Intelligence Inspector General. That's where the complaint was lodged by the whistleblower. The Wall Street Journal is reporting the president trump pressed the president of Ukraine eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani to investigate Joe Biden son. What do you know about those conversations so you just gave me a report report about IC whistle blow compaign none of which I've seen I can tell you about this administration's policies with Ukraine. I remember the previous administration was begged begged by the Ukrainian people to deliver defensive arms so that they can protect themselves from Vladimir Putin and Russia and they gave them blankets. This administration took seriously the responsibility of grain and people. We've provided now on multiple occasions resources so that the Ukrainians can defend themselves. We've worked on that. We Are we're working. We'll see presence Alinsky this week. We want a good relationship with let me read something freedom and independence but you know nothing about this but let me let me let me ask ask you this question. Ukrainian presidential read out of the conference conversation said they discussed quote investigation of corruption cases which inhibited the interaction between between Ukraine and the US say the president tweeted Saturday was perfectly fine and respectful conversation. Do you think it's perfectly fine to ask foreign leader to investigate a political opponent. I think I saw statement from the Ukrainian. Foreign Minister yesterday said there was no pressure applied in the course of the conversation I I I do think I do think if President Biden behaved inappropriately fee was protecting his son and intervened with the Ukrainian leadership in a way that was corrupt. I do think we need to get to the bottom of that. Martha within I I hope that we will. I hope that Vice President Biden engaged in behavior that was appropriate. I hope the American people will come to learn that we've seen Matt Matt have interfered with America cannot have our elections interfered with and if that's what took place there if there was that kind of activity engaged in by Vice President Biden. We need to know Oh. There's no evidence of that yet but if the conversation was perfectly fine as president trump said why not release the transcript or a portion to the public the white hustle have to explain I mean I think we've this was this was it must have been a week a week from last Sunday. There's two weeks ago and there's Mike pompeo seemingly no awareness of this call whatsoever. You didn't even have time to read the whistle blower complaining just heard a report about the whistle missile blower complaint he did though put a clue in there because it wasn't just about Joe Biden in Hunter Biden's corruption. This phone call was not just about that that we should say and we'll we'll discuss the the the lack of corruption that exists there I mean at least in terms of Joe Biden's perspective but they are now pursuing another theory that is Obama Gate or Hillary Gate that the Ukrainians were the ones who actually actually interfered with the election but tried to frame the Russians. This is the stuff that's going on now in the fevers this gateway pundit stuff and there's Mike pompeo trying to push that narrative on ABC television last week. This is what they've been up to but we'll get back to that meantime. Here's Mike Pompeo yesterday in Italy conceding that well actually I was on that phone. Call was on the phone. Call was on the phone call. The phone call was in the context of now. I guess I've been secretary state for coming on a year and a half I know precisely what the American policy with respect to Ukraine remarkably consistent and we will continue to try a to drive those set of outcomes. It's what our team included. Including Ambassador Volker or focused on was taken down the threat that Russia poses there in Ukraine it was about helping the Ukrainians to get graft out corruption outside of their government a- and to help now this new government in the Ukraine build a successful thriving economists what State Department officials that is basically that was his way of. I mean he listened. Easy is smart guy went to Harvard knows how to Filibuster knows how to bury the lead. I was on the phone call but because and then here's a bunch of filler. Essentially that's basically the the story they're going with now. I imagine most people by I now know that the Hunter Biden situation the Joe Biden was over there telling the Ukrainian they get rid of your prosecutor because the prosecutor was not pursuing corruption and there was a hideous amount of corruption there it also happens to be the case that Hunter Biden is not exactly a you know. He's he's sort of the George Bush the family. He's a fell son. Can I right. I just add to this a little bit. I mean so to be really specific about what you're saying. The reason it is exculpatory. I think there's a broader critique here in two ways but the reason it specifically Komo can specific conspiracy theory does not stand is that this energy company is a Russian aligned oligarch who was was gonna who sort of represented the Russian aligned order he got Hunter Biden on with the sort of clear desire to win favor with the Obama Administration and what Biden did was basically fire a prosecutor who was aligned with this guy and not all for the firing right call for the firing so so basically the reason that this specific threat of the story is nonsense. Is that in that specific action. He's contradicting his son's interest to the frankly I mean it's you know it's pretty irrelevant. His son makes a payday either way right. Let the conspiracy theory is exactly backwards. He's going up against what the sun is hired to do. However I mean it's actually sort of an interesting drama where the dad comes in and the wayward son. Is there and he tries to undercut the wayward sons interests or even. It doesn't matter like hey son. You got your payday. We're still going to do this anyways. You know either way we win and I would say that serious. You know I wouldn't take I do think you know structurally when the US talks about corruption other countries even when they're right that is a harbinger of our own interests and energy companies. We want to advocate for so there's there's a broader critique as well as just even hunter getting the job to begin with but that's specific conspiracy is contradicted by all evidence of what happened. The hunter thing is more of a generic type of corruption. That seems to exist everywhere whether it's like you know Chelsea Clinton. I'm getting hired by. NBC or Abby Huntsman for that matter or you know Billy Carter going around and trying to sell off access to advil yeah. Billy Carter was cool though I feel bad for him because he didn't have family sign off. He's just trying to Qaddafi May. Why do you always get all the credit read it. I don't get the sense that hunter necessarily has family sign off too. I think this guy get family sign off from his brother to sorry what's that you don't know that story about the net. It's been a lot of things I did without family sign-off man hey my brother died. What's up sauter her but the trump people the trump people are always going to be angrier at these coastal elites and it's like normal corruption and this kind of nepotism. It's just accepted as the way of things than they are at trump's open and craven corruption and I mean look because they're like well. At least he's not pretending that he doesn't have mud on him right but the the bottom line is is that this type of corruption exists in every facet of society. I'm not making apologies for it but I mean you know you grow up in you know we. I I went to go see concerts in high school because my girlfriend's dad was on the Civic Center Commission. You know it's like Whoa Whoa Whoa. I think you just showed yourself here. They might need to take the rest of the week off Sam. I gotcha flow deep corruption but I I mean of course this is true and of course the stakes of the the cranium energy business are deeper than basically hunter gets the job promises yeah. I'll get dad well. He shows up at the loss he also got. MBNA lobbying thing right at the same time as dad was pushing through the bankruptcy bill he was on the board of something the board of the Amtrak Amtrak which is basically a trade expert bro Brothers wives. I just think that come into an Amtrak board way would family members everywhere and some are incentivized to do this stuff and helped out more more than others but nevertheless meanwhile as Mike Pompeo heads it's to Rome apparently Seb Gorka gets on the plane with him because someone has to go now understand the here's the point one of the reasons why impeachment was so necessary in which I was saying for months. Was that there you you can't just basically run out the clock and it -ssume that there's just GonNa be this vacuum that remains there while all all this is going on. It's quite clear the trump administration bill bar Mike pompeo have been actively involved involved in trying to not only undercut the Muller investigation. Remember the molar investigation to over. They're undercutting the entire
New revelations deepen scandal over Trump whistleblower complaint
"Rudy Giuliani is acknowledged that he asked top Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden when asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo during an interview on Thursday evening if he ever talked to Ukrainian Iranian officials about looking into Biden and his sons business ties in the country Giuliani without hesitation replied of course I did. Giuliani's admission comes as Democrats Investigate Gate Weather President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer are pressuring Ukraine's government to dig up dirt on the former vice president the house investigation and Giuliani's comments take on added added in light of new reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post that suggests the high level whistleblower complain about trump by a member of the intelligence community centers turn on Ukraine
Report: Trump's "promise" to foreign leader sparks whistleblower complaint
"Washington Post reports that a high level whistleblower complaint that triggered a tense showdown between US intelligence and Congress involves president trump's communications with a foreign leader the post reports that trump's interaction with the foreign leader included a promise that was regarded to be so troubling it prompted unofficial in the US intelligence community due to file a formal whistle blower complaint with the Inspector General Trump spoke or met with at least five foreign leaders in the weeks preceding the whistle blower complaint including including Vladimir Putin Kim Jong UN Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan the emir of Qatar in Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rotate the acting director factor of national intelligence has refused to hand the whistle blowers complaint over to Congress at the APPAREN- advice of trump's justice department sparking concerns that the acting intelligence chief the DOJ are subverting the law to protect
How John Roberts killed the census citizenship question
"Reports that while Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts initially wanted to rule in favor of the citizenship questions addition to the two thousand census change of tune led to a final deterrent of the trump administration's attempts according to CNN Roberts was set to side with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Barossa and the trump administration on the census issue after hearing arguments in late April however he reportedly changed his mind the following weeks when he came to the conclusion that Ross invented the rationale for the questions addition that may have been helped somewhat by a deadman's hard-drive. We've talked about that on the majority report. We'll talk talk about more. CNN said that Roberts declined to comment publicly on the decision
Trump had deal with airport to send aircrews to his Scotland resort: report
"Politico reports that the US Air Forces ordered a review of how it chooses overnight accommodations on long flights after it was revealed. Vietnam aircrews have been staying overnight Donald Trump Scotland resort well refueling at a nearby airport Lieutenant General John Thomas the deputy head of Air Mobility Command said he could not report how many of these overnights may have been at trump's resort but politico notes that the frequency of those stopovers has tripled since then and overnights have increased more than fivefold from forty overnights in two thousand fifteen to two hundred and twenty this year through August the House government oversight and Reform Committee launched a probe of the Scottish operations in April out of concern concerned that the Pentagon has been helping to keep trump struggling Scottish golfers or afloat trump finds all kinds of creative uses for the Pentagon Air Force officials. Tell politico that there has been no oh evidence uncovered of wrongdoing but the implication that the military is enriching the president is damaging
Ebola kills girl in Uganda as outbreak death toll nears 3,000
"The b._b._c. reports that over two thousand people have died from ebola outbreak in the the democratic republic of congo. It's the second worst outbreak of the disease on record. The world's largest epidemic took place between two thousand fourteen and twenty sixteen which killed more than eleven thousand dozen people in west africa meanwhile the d._r. Congo's neighboring country of uganda confirmed that a nine year old girl with bola who had crossed the border has died the world health organization tation is called the ebola outbreak one of the world's most complex humanitarian crisis and a quote public health emergency of international
Israel bars Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar from visiting
"Representatives representatives ilhan omar and rashida till he criticized israel during a press conference on monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of congress to visit while they cannot omar omar into leave the first two muslim american women in congress both support the nonviolent boycott divestment and sanctions movement otherwise known as the b._b._s. movement otherwise known as supporting supporting americans right to protest otherwise known as supporting freedom of speech the congresswoman were blocked from entering israel and the occupied territories for those views but the real motivation ovation may have been a push from donald trump owner highlighted support from fellow democrats who called for a moratorium on visiting israel until both to leave and oh mark go to the country without restrictions elections. Omar said lawmakers should go anyway to see the reality of the occupation saying quote we cannot let trump netanyahu succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us
Hong Kong protests: Social media sites crack down on "deceptive" accounts
"Monday twitter in facebook announced the removal of chinese state back social media campaigns aimed at undercutting the massive protests underway in hong kong twitter said it suspended nearly a thousand accounts onset. We're linked to a chinese propaganda operation focused on hong kong where protesters oppose a bill that would allow authorities to extradite criminal suspects to mainland china the the accounts were suspended for violating twitter's policies against spam and fake accounts but the social network said the accounts aim was to instigate political discord in hong kong and weaken the political positions of the protest movement on the ground
Even AIPAC Is Pissed Israel Is Blocking Tlaib and Omar From Entering the Country
"Israel announced on friday that it would allow representative rashida to live to enter the country as a private citizen to conduct a quote humanitarian visit to her ninety year old grandmother in the west bank reversing an earlier decision to bar her amid pressure from donald trump announcement on slip came hours after israel banned her and fellow muslim congresswoman ilhan omar apparently in response to trump who tweeted that the to quote hated israel and all jewish people people and that israel quote would show great weakness by letting them visit the ban has been denounced by democrats and several republicans even a pack pack the powerful pro israel lobby group tweeted that every member of congress should be able to visit there was no word on whether israel has changed it position on omar somali ali born american she'd been scheduled to arrive on saturday in israel where she planned to tour the west bank and visit the oscar mosque in
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Breath it's wednesday august fourteenth. I'm lucy steiner and i'm sam cedar. Which of these stories will you be talking about today. The new york times reports that prison rosengard assigned to jeffrey epstein fell asleep and falsified records to cover it up meanwhile more than a century of temperature data has been analyzed by the washington post. The conclusion inclusion extreme climate change has officially arrived in america and lastly an assault weapons banned picks up steam in the house of representatives. A seven out of ten americans now support support such legislation. You are listening to majority f._m.'s a._m. Quickey and these are the stories you need to know to manhattan jail guards tasked with monitoring billionaire sex trafficker jeffrey epstein fell asleep on the job and later altered log entries to show they checked on him and other other inmates when actually they didn't a source told the new york times that the convicted pedophile hadn't been checked on for several hours before he apparently hanged himself with a bedsheet early lee saturday and is lower manhattan jail cell source also revealed that one of the workers assigned to epstein wasn't actually employed a correction officer. It's still unclear what the workers normal normal role was. This is the steph conspiracies or made out of the washington. Post is analyzed It's still unclear what the workers normal normal role was. This is the steph conspiracies or made out of the washington. Post is analyzed more than a century of temperature data and found that large large swaths of the united states have been experiencing consistent and remarkable warming regions hit hardest include the northeast much of the u._s. border with canada and major parts of utah how colorado and wyoming when it comes to the northeast the post found that it's winter season has been transformed as the pace of warming has accelerated dramatically over the past sixty two years overall. The post calculated that more than thirty million people live in counties that have worn by two degrees celsius or more since eighteen ninety-five.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Gains In 2020 Poll After Debate
"A new poll from quinnipiac show senator elizabeth warren enjoying a bump in the numbers following the democratic presidential primary debates last week but she's still still trailing joe biden by double digits guys no more joe biden. I don't know what's going on there but he's not well. Warren is up six percentage points since quinnipiac last poll taken before last last week's debate in detroit the other candidates remain relatively steady however senator kamala harris numbers dropped five percentage points much of warren's bump came from democratic voters who said they consider themselves to be quote very
50 percent chance of a single debate, 10 people in the race by September
"Does appear that there's a fifty fifty chance we're going to have a single debate next time that we're only going to have ten people in the race by September based upon a criteria that must be met by by three and a half weeks from now August twenty eighth both involving number of donors and involving breaking certain thresholds in a polls. I think you gotTA break a two percent threshold. which I think is reasonable? I mean I appreciate the idea that the Democratic Party wants to be as Democratic Small D. as as possible or big D I should say small d. one of these and but I think I think saying thing that you need more than one point three percent in the polls or one point eight percent in the polls to qualify for the third debate. It seems fair to me otherwise we'll have John Delaney in this thing for the rest of a attorney because he's a millionaire and he can pay for himself to go through it
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"D._n._a. by impregnating women at his vast new mexico ranch that's it folks thanks for listening to the majority dot f._m. a._m. quickey <music> lucy thank you sam don't forget to check out the majority report today at noon wherever you're castro found the <music> doc.
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Thirty report for more meanwhile the president's intelligence watchdog tells top senate democrats that he can't investigate how the white house to hold a press conference there without their permission lastly kentucky coal miners blocked train tracks in protest after their bankrupted employers stopped paying the city but he couldn't resist mimicking his boss saying there are bad things in baltimore majority dot f._m..
Trump's Conduct in Puerto Rico was 'Standout Disgusting'
"We wanted to just do this. Throwback Clip Donald Trump's conduct in quarter in Puerto Rico has even for him been stand out disgusting and again that's Donald Trump with standout disgusting but this is also good moment to also reflect on this governor Rosello who's resigned and he made a number of different <hes> p._r.. Photo OP appearances with trump. I mean mayor cruises in this one too but but this is in their lot with trump yes mayor crews definitely represents as a as a sanders surrogate and some new supported the <unk> protests definitely a very different political profile the governor I let's just say it upfront. <hes> uh-huh at the time after Maria the death estimates were not clear but it was a horrifically devastating event. I was in vehicles in this past winter and you can absolutely still see it so now the death tolls in the thousands so donald trump. What did we city official death toll nine hundred twenty nine seventy five twenty nine seventy seventy five of people have died because of this donald trump used and this is right in the wake of the catastrophe to do an idiot brag and a totally inaccurate one about the death toll with Governor Rosello and I should say I mean governor zillow part of these telegram messages in addition into revealing corruption networks in addition to the relationship between the government and this control board which is implementing austerity on Puerto Rico on behalf of hedge funders he also in addition to any number of sexist homophobic and so on on comments made dismissive belittling and a comments basically about the victims of Hurricane Maria and Martin parcel correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they see that there were also like some machinations in those texts against Dansk mayor crews and tried to make crews look worse than trump look better and I? I'm not sure from confirm that let's watch this clip. Brock long has been through a lot brock has been unbelievable. You governor has has been who I didn't know I heard things about him is not even from my party and he started right at the beginning appreciating what what we did right from the beginning. This governor did not play politics. He didn't play at all. He was saying it like it was and he was giving us the highest rates so congresswoman Jennifer Gonzales Pallone who I've watched the other day and she was saying such nice things things about all of the people that have worked so hard I saw those comments and everybody saw those comments and we really appreciate it and I also WanNa thank Linda McMahon small business. She has done an incredible job built a great company with her husband Vince McMahon. We WanNa thank thank you very much. Mick Mulvaney is here right there and make his judge of a thing called budget. Now I hate to tell you Puerto Rico but you're thrown our budget little out of whack because we spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that's fine we saved a lot of lives if you look at the Spun Laura but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died at what is your what is your death count as of this moment seventeen sixteen sixteen people certified sixteen people versus in the thousands <hes> <hes> you can be very proud of full of people all of our people working together as opposed to end the thousands as opposed in the thousands. Most of the money hasn't been dispersed yet his Brendan pointed out and also I'll just add <hes> the Puerto Rico has the greatest has greater poverty rates the Mississippi's example which is the poorest state in the country and the extractive relationship the Jones Act means that Puerto Ricans essentially have to pay import taxes on products they make themselves <hes> it's in-incredibly obscene relationship and we're going to get to it with our guest and a couple of minutes but we did want to accelerate the resignation of governor Rosello Zillow and we will be right back with Fernando Tom Thomas Aponte on the majority report.
The Future of U.S. Health Care: Where do we go from here?
"Of the things that I remember the policy experts talking about with the affordable care act and I don't think it fully did but it came close the idea was we get everybody in the barrel we create the notion that healthcare is a right for we're all now had medicaid been able to be expanded in all the states across the country. You probably would have seen another back for five million. People three million people may be getting health insurance and the idea was to establish the right of American citizens to have quality healthcare to have health insurance that would pay for it right. I mean we all theoretically have access to health insurer to healthcare even without our insurance I mean yeah may cost ten or fifteen grand to break your leg but you have access to the care. You just got to make more money
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"You may recognize some of the folks year to my right, Jamie pack. Also to my right, literally. Of course, not metaphorically these guys. Michael brooks. To my left mad. Standing in the back near a video camera areas. Brandon. Dan, patrick. Folks. Thanks so much for coming out tonight. Really tonight Safran. Safran? Really appreciate you coming. Really appreciate everybody coming out. We've got hopefully, a good show plan for you. You know, it's weird to do this on a Sunday. Because I think I've only done this on a Sunday one other day in the sixteen years more or less that I've been doing this that was two years ago here. At at the New York podcast Fessel, but I wanna thank the Brooklyn pod. Fast for having us here and all the sponsors. You may have heard Ron Pandora now. So if you listen to your if you listen to stuff on Pandora or not a great way to listen to the podcast. So here's what we're gonna do. We do have guest. He is a good friend of mine. He's gonna come out a little bit later. Why you laughed at that? But you guys can pick up your microphones ready for us. No. And. Yeah. But what about this? I said Michael you could pick it up. I didn't say talk into it in ups. And at the end also want to set aside some time for some question answers, folks, have traveled from God knows where and I q property rights load them up, and we will go over an hour over schedule exam has a torturous exhausting, generally, painful engagement, we we're gonna take questions, but we're going to allow anybody who has some very localized issues for places that are not here to go. First. If there is a city council election in rural Indiana, that's a little broad, but something a little bit more specific than just the city council election across the country. But let's just update you on the shutdown. It is now the longest in history and. We have never gotten to this place where federal workers have not received a paycheck that has been the essentially, the drop dead date in the past, and because of of labor laws actually and out of court rulings that came out in two thousand thirteen the fact that there are people working specifically, the ones who are forced to work, hundreds of thousands of them and are not receiving a paycheck is legal. And that means nothing now, we're just living in the aero where the idea of a there's a lot of like you. And what army is is a big issue. Donald trump. Gives. No, I guess we can say this where we're live here. It's eighteen and over FOX. About what constitutes the law, and apparently Mitch McConnell doesn't either. And this is been the problem since the middle of twenty sixteen I would say that the mainstream media, and to certain extent, the Democrats are just simply not holding Paul Ryan's gone now, but Mitch McConnell responsible enough for these things cook Schumer cut Schumer is it's true. It's really public workers can always go on strike. They don't like how they're being treated core brands. They can't that's true. And and she sent in places where they can't some TSA workers have walked out. We're starting to see that in terms of TSA workers. I mean, the the those people who are deemed essential services. I don't know actually if they can go on strike without it being a legal. Yeah. That was a leading question. Yes. But I suspect we're going to start to see more work stoppages, and we're gonna start to see people just basically leave. I mean right now, it's the TSA they had shut down one terminal in Miami. Because of the TSA. I think we see this start going on. You're gonna start see. FAA controllers Muslims being able to fly more easily. We exactly. There's definitely felt onto. Oh, gosh did happen to my friend the other day on his way back from LA. He's brown. He has a beard. He said they didn't even bother to racially profile him. There you go. This. That's the upside the dropping the sort of like standard FDA inspections that could be the downside..
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"That's crazy. All right. Don't want dig in just a couple of things about the the William bar hearings. I mean, look the. The fact is is that William bar is a smarter Jeff Sessions and the only question is. And by that I mean in terms of race everybody's smarter than Jeff Jeff Nydia. Jeff's dumb. He's a hick. Bill bar is if you if you enjoyed the idea that cops were able to basically have free rein and no Rico. There would be no oversight of the way the cops treat marginal communities minority communities really across the board. Well, then you'll going to like Bill bar, but that. Elections have consequences. And and this is what what came in with Donald Trump. And with the Republicans, frankly, particularly the, you know, the even more racial is Republican party as we have today the big issues in terms of of bar. Of course are. Things. Like, hey, if Donald Trump and in recall that Rex Tillerson said, you know, sort of like as a joke, but not really I had to tell Trump not to do a legal things all the time. I mean that is the reporting that comes out the question is will guy like Bill bar also remind Donald Trump you can't do things legally because once Bill bar comes in here. There's there's a good chance we're going to see a full wholesale. You know? Cleaning house, and so there's not going to be many sane people left in there and Bill bar. Also wrote an eighteen page memo to Donald Trump unsolicited. Some people call it a job application where he basically outlined. Why? It was impossible for there to be obstruction. Because collusion is not a crime. Now. Of course, that's not what Donald Trump's going to be charged with if he's charged with anything or if he can be charged, but the idea that obstruction. Cannot exist unless there's an underlying crime. Well, you can't prove an underlying crime a lot of times because of obstruction. The can't say. Would you can't you can't arrest me for the Bank robbery because I drove the getaway car. So well that you couldn't catch me. Exactly logic. Anyways, he wrote this a nine hundred page unsolicited. Memo and the the key questions are. Will bar interfere with the investigation will bar interfere with the release of the results? Will bar? If Donald Trump says let it's time to arrest Hillary Clinton. I mean, these are legitimate question that that's far off I'm laughing. Because like, it's true. Exactly. Here is Bill Barr. This is opening statements. Right. It will go listen to this. I I believe it is vitally important that special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation. I have known Bob Muller for thirty years, we work closely together throughout my previous tenure at the department of Justice, we've been friends since and I have the utmost respect for Bob and his distinguished record of public service. And when he was named special counsel, I said his selection was good news. And that knowing him I had confidence. He would handle the matter properly, and I still have that confidence today. Given his public actions. Today, I expect that the special counsel is well along in his investigation at the same time, the president has been steadfast that he was not involved in any collusion with Russian attempts to interfere in the election. I believe it is in the.
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"And look I don't care that the president of the United States loves fast, food, great. And I don't care about football team that thought they got excited about going to visit the White House, and they basically end up going through the drive through that seems like a drag but castle hosts. Yeah. But I don't care really about that. But. This is a freak show. I mean, I'm sorry. We're looking at this golden candelabra, and these big Macs, or whatever it is stacked up on these courtesy Sounders on these trays and Trump is sitting there like beaming with pride, and I mean, this is I I didn't even know. I don't even know what this already. Rolf finally gets to fulfill his destiny as a burger Somalia, you watch like things like the for people watch game of thrones. They had this like the mad king was a story line. And you're just like how does stuff like that happen? And then to be living it nuggets, the med king. Have that? What's your favorite thing here? Mr president. Stuff. You may American food. Possible. In tech, also like other stable, very legal, very cool. There were some moves that Anthony Adam Rick had on the president show that I felt were like a character caricatures of of Trump and Trump with his pivoting years sort of just like swiveling back and forth as if his neck is like doesn't have the ability to move. He moves his whole body. Like, I keep seeing more and more of Anthony atom Arik in the president. Like, I feel like the president is becoming the caricature. See at the end of this week. How many are left? Do you prefer McDonald's or Wendy's? That's a tough question. But it's good stuff. We have the national champion teeth as you know, Clemson Tigers and offend tastic. Amy and Sal. And they're all here the right outside the room. And I think we're gonna let you see down. But I'll bet you as much food as we have peaches, we have three hundred hamburgers, many, many French fries. Many french. Probably too many to count. I don't think it's going to be much Reza. We did this is because of the shutdown. We wanna make sure that everything is right. So he sent out got this. And we have some. The White House. They helped us out with this. And I will say the Republicans are really really sticking together. Order security. We have to have it. We have to doubt about it. Should it happen thirty years ago twenty years ago ten years ago? And it's going to happen now going to happen now. Thank you very much everybody. Thanks, Joe, your food smoking. Enjoy the slop that we've presented to Ecorse where else could you go though. Like, if I buy the obvious at a log is is is Obama shutting down the government to like expel you're being immigrants that inviting like some like African soccer teams over for like tahini. Like, we got the Bill. We got to Pooley got grape leaves of us. So what we should have gotten rid of people for Norway along time ago thirty years ago twenty years ago years ago, but we're going to do it Democrats are sticking together, even the devils and. What do you like better, Yemeni, food or rain, Ian? It's all good. Well, all all comes or Muslim countries. It's all right. If you think that's weird. Just wait till he appoints the hamblur glitter to the supreme court. Exactly here is awkward food talk. Right. The these guys the players come in. And you can hear one of them say I thought this was a joke. Because they showed up and someone clearly said look is we've got a ton of fast food for you. And they're all like, we didn't come all the way to the way. Yes, we did..
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"I think he's afraid of getting. Primary. So it's cutting both ways the twenty twenty election. Right, right. But but still in the calculus that Donald Trump is operating through. And by is really what's best for him. Right. So clearly, he's not going to be concerned with Mitch McConnell in the grand scheme of things. So if if know if you're trying to get understanding of what don't Trump is actually doing here, obviously the best way to figure it out is what's going to make him look best. What's gonna make him his twenty twenty election more likely, and you know, he's he's counting on his base. The Mark Levin. The Sean Hannity's the radio world. The Rush Limbaugh is on the radio world. And really I accidentally listened to a whole lot of AM. Rush limbaugh. This week is Sean Hannity and the callers that called in of course, is anecdotal. But I wonder why what percentage of people actually believe this there? There were federal work was calling in saying that they were more than happy to suffer through this to secure our border. And of course, it's an anecdote. But I mean that kind of mindset out there. What does Donald Trump really have to lose by playing chicken? And I think that's what he's calculating. I mean, I, yeah, I think from his perspective, but at one point, right? The Senate has to give. Yeah. No. Of course, they have to give. But I don't see how see the real losers in this. Besides the people who are struggling the agencies that aren't operating the eighty percent of the food that has not been screened besides American people in general the other real losers in this is the Republican party in general starting with the Senate. So they are going to take it on the chin for Donald Trump. The real question is are they going to try to salvage anything from this to try to salvage the Republican party, which might actually mean a serious conversation about primary don't Trump himself. So we it really is going to be a a delineate deciding moment here for the Republican party. Are they going to continue to go down with Donald Trump? And that's a hard calculus. What you consider? He does control the base the base is his so I'm not really sure what the what Republicans in the Senate specifically what they can do to come out on top. Yeah. It's it's amazing as you know, as I look at this list. Like, I feel like we're gonna see this is where we're going to see people who are going to start to freak out a little bit, right? It's I'm like, I'm surprised that Kapito on some level. But I there must be some huge funding that goes on in in West Virginia. But look at someone like Thom Tillis, right? It's an arduous three in North Carolina. He's reelection. That's going to be scary for him. You got someone. You know, obviously, Susan Collins who is, you know, up for reelection Iowa Joni Ernst, I would say even David Purdue in Georgia. Maybe because you know, that's that's supposedly an are plus five state, but that state moved quite a bit the past two years and thing here..
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"On the program today. The proprietor and host of the Benjamin Dixon show. Ben dixon. Also on the program today the proprietor of the Langdon, boom. Ebay page. Matthew, film guy will be joining? It's meanwhile, Trump's looking to take billions away from disaster area relief. To deal with the crisis at the border and build. The wall. And the shutdown is getting more severe zero dollar checks being sent to furloughed workers airport terminals closing. Mitch McConnell actively blocking a vote to end the shutdown. Maybe someone will notice that he is the lynchpin to all of this. Somebody just found out that Steve king is a racist. And progressive score a abe- on their plan to get key committee spots. Michael Cohen, testified to the democratic led house committee. And congratulations oceans have been heating up faster than the scientists realized all this and more. On today's program, ladies and gentlemen. Yes. It is Friday not the craziest of of. Of Newsweek's in the Trump era. That's for sure. But of course. That is because the government has shut down and Donald Trump seems to have shutdown. Of course, Mike Pompeo was was in Cairo was he yesterday or two days ago, having delivered what some people call the single worst foreign policy speech by senior Representative of the US government in the history of the US government, which is. It's always important to be a surprise live. And so if that's the way you have to get it. It's unfortunate. But I mean as long as you get there. It's nice to be the most of something. We will talk a little bit about that. Also, I don't know. Maybe we'll talk about this with them. With with Ben the the sort of I I mean, the almost. It was it was so inevitable that we would see the politico piece talking about how people are frustrated with with AO see a in the congress. I would anticipate more of these. And it's I think it's a good sign. Matt's dolar to if you have the opportunity to check out his his Twitter feed has a. A great. A great thread on it. And it's not even ideological in some respects. It is. It is. I contend a lot of it is just the. The Democratic Party much of its leadership has ossified. And so my saying that right to sounds like a weird word as it comes out of my mouth has ossified and. You know, the the the the analog I would give or maybe we should wait for Ben. But the analog that I would give would be the reporting that we saw from one him the intercept. But also, I think it was Putnam and. Scoble? Thatta SCO scope will silence. Call and about. What was happening in these districts where Democrats were organizing, and regardless of ideology, the the d triple c was coming in and sort of big footing in ways that were not strategic or tactical just stupid. And this is what you get when you have sort of. Legacy and very static organizations and some way, and I you know, I think ideology is one thing. I don't. But I think what they're really more concerned about with AO see is that she is not following the sort of very, you know, the the niceties and the rules, and she is sort of going around the institutional soft institutional apparatus, and I think that's what we're seeing more than anyone, you know, broad concerns that she's going to pull the party too far to the left if both well, it might be. But I think it's it's coming from people who I think have similar politics in some respect. What did you read the piece? Nope. Okay. Anyways. Best to to read the piece that I'm referencing before you characterize it. I think but speaking in the general sense, right? But I'm speaking specifically about this piece in these criticisms, and so I think there's no doubt. There are members of the Democratic Party. Who are you know, don't want the party to move to left in are concerned about her her celebrity, you know, defining them in a more conservative district or whatnot..
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Their century doing a lot of our bidding. You know? You're you have why PG fighters. Yes. Certainly there frayed of their freight of ISIS, but they could have cut deals with the Assad regime in the Russians to have. But essentially, they are they're so American soldiers don't have to do this thing. And I think you're absolutely right. That there's a there's a responsibility. Come responsibility to our allies really does damage our credibility. And I think take one step further the announcement that we are leaving be subsequent chaos that it has produced not just in the not just in the cast in everybody woke up in the Pentagon that morning like we're leaving what throws the whole thing. But the the chaos of the presence saying, well, we're, but we're not leaning and contradicting himself, and then getting on the phone of promising certain things all of this does is it sends a message to actors in the region that the United States is leaving the region, and we can do whatever it is that you want because there's there's no there. That sounds like I can I can -ticipant critique from the left, right? Well, we should be. But what it does is? It gives license to all of these bad actors. Look the perception was in Saudi Arabia that the United States was leaving the region and leaving them high and dry, and what are the savage. Do. They rewrote their defense doctrine. And is soon as they were done rerun into defense doctrine, they started bombing. So there are consequences to these things that I think. You can demonstrate a certain of leadership and credibility in the region without leaving people with the impression that they're on their own. And we don't give we don't get it. What is what's beating the background in this in this hotel? And there's beeping that's going on and off. I don't I'm not there's a fire police leave. It's going on and off. I don't think. All right. I really not want to jump out of a window. I'm not I'm not that important. So I'm on a low floor. So I am fairly confident. If that the out the window the air, okay? Cool. Then let's proceed so. Yeah. I think. Yeah. That's okay. So then yeah. I would I would say in general. I mean, somebody who absolutely supports a project of of of berry big US wind down across the board. And maybe yoga's we'll finish this up in a minute. Because button is very that beeping is quite annoying. But is it is it is it busting up your your broadcaster? Well, we're trying to figure out how to do it. But I just think like, you know, some of these things some of them, you could just say full stop stop interfering in, you know, a sovereign country in Latin America because you don't like the government stop permit. Right. Like, these things are really obvious. But there's other places where you know, in the Korean peninsula example, or how you deal with Taiwan. Some of these things are going to require a really calibrated smart wind down and restructuring. So you don't just leave. People in the Lert because this is all just a one dimensional thing. Like sometimes like in this case, the United States soft light presence that is what's blocking a much more in that context? Vicious and cruel in imperialism that will come like immediately from Turkey. So maybe in another context, frankly, it's, you know, a Chinese presence that stopping the US from doing that role and in which case, I would support the Chinese presence, frankly, but you gotta think a little bit more subtly than that. Exactly. And I think that that's I think that's the issue that that folks like myself who, you know, look at the world and say our open ended interventions variety places have not done us or anybody, very good. But there are contacts where this is just upping in leaving for, you know, presidential Wim or or or whatever. It is deeply responsible in as you point out. There is a real concern that the the the up in leaving of American forces in a way in which president has proposed even you know, his more deliberate one you see that it's running into problems because they're trying to back fill and say, oh, but we're going to protect.
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"But if you look at the legislative actions, right you don't see actions there. And so there is this gap between rhetoric and what congress does our won't to. I I wanna I wanna get back to that sort of that gap in why there's no, you know, why why that gap is sustainable. Right on on on both ends. And why it exists right? Because because if there's no price to be paid if for the false promises, why make them in the first place, and maybe that that's outside of of of your portfolio. But just in terms of representation when we when we measure that when you say the legislation is only a three percent like what how do you before we move onto question two. How do you quantify that? I mean is it are you looking at sort of dollars that are earmarked towards the poor or time spent investigating questions of people living in poverty. What what just give us? A just a brief understanding of how we assess the lack of what representation means. In and of itself. Yeah. Absolutely. So, you know, with the concept is big as representation, there's lots of ways to come at this. But the way that I do it in the book. And then I think makes a lot of sense, obviously is I'm really looking at the the substantive legislation. And so that could be the bills that are introduced regardless of how far they move in process. That's primary focus, but also maybe looking at which bills make it to a hearing which bills make it to a vote whether they pass or not, and the reason I focus on the actual legislation is because I'm really interested in what congress is doing. Right. That's kind of the focus, although I look at some of the rhetoric, and I look at some of the other affect my interest is really is congress doing this part of its job. And we tend to think in representation that you know, the output that we're looking for generally is the substance of the legislation. So that's what I focus on. And there what I do is. I look at all the bills that are. Traduced into the house of representatives, which is my focus here going back to the early nineteen eighties. So about thirty thirty one years of legislation and not to totally dork out into academics. But there's this great resource called the policy agendas project that catalogues all of this. It makes it, you know, more user friendly, and and through that what I did was I went through and I coached it by topic. So they have major topics and over two hundred sub topics and what I look for things that are relevant to poverty. And so, of course, some about is going to be things like social welfare programs food assistance, but I also look at other areas, including things like education programs targeted to underprivileged students so things like head start education for rural education initiatives, disadvantage, should is more. Generally. I look at job training. I look at tax breaks economic Opportunity Act things of that. Sort also things related to housing. So some of these systems that goes for heating and energy and low income household rent control programs rent assistance incentives for.
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"We. This is not the sentence. The Senate being appointed by a land on you know, this is not the Senate setup as a way of not being particularly democratic in terms of the number of people representing this is on a fairly localized level. Where you have the the you know, fifty four fifty four percent to forty six percent split. That's like what we call a landslide. Right. I mean. Yeah. I mean, Wisconsin for all intents and purposes, not is no longer a democratic state. Like, I mean, they have a democratically elected governor who has of I think yesterday is a democrat. But they're legislature. It is impossible. I mean absence like, you know, maybe if Democrats mansion get sixty or seventy percent of it would happen, but that's not happening with said he'd is impossible for Democrats to to win the state assembly. When you have a math where you can get fifty four percent vote. And the other car is still get sixty three percent of the seat. So that's how Grasset this gerrymander. Is that Justice ten be looked at and said, you know, instead of doing something about this underspend leave at the Brett capital, you know, so so that's that's the position we're in right now. And what I think is likely to happen. Now that these cases are back this time, it's a North Carolina Jerry man there, which is almost as aggressive as the Wisconsin one. Plus. The Maryland case again, and what's likely to happen? I think you've got five oats right now to just say, you know, what Jerry menu is not the business of the federal courts federal courts never do anything about gerrymandering. And if you're an entrenched political parties that wants to ensure that you never lose control of your state legislature again, go to town. That's a pretty convenient timing for Republican supreme court to be making that proclamation, and we should say there's a there's a case in Maryland. Right. That is also that is that is being brought against Democrats as a way of basically trying to just get the gerrymandering under some measure of control. Right. Yeah. I mean, the narrow in case it's one of the few states part of the history. Here is that Republicans had agreed electoral year twenty ten and a big problem with our system is that new maps must be drawn every ten years every time there's a new census. And so if you happen to win if your party happens to win.
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Well, Ed, but Julian so is your. Has the conservatives really been the party of limited government, or does that really just translate into the the the the conservatives are the party who are not going to give stuff to people in rights to people who don't look like me. Yeah. I like the part of the Republican party is not the party of limited government. It's just a talking point. And I hope that's one of the things that's clear. It's a issue of prior debate over priorities. We're where to use government Republican's views government on military spending Republicans have used government to subsidize parts of of the economy and certain economic actors they've used government to try to regulate morality so and they've embraced the strong presidency. So so the idea that they're a party of limited government. I wish that could be just put aside. I know it won't be. But but nothing bears that out in this history. It's a debate. And it's a battle over prioritizing. We're government should be used. And what the rhetoric about government should be. I mean, they are the party of rhetoric about limited government, even if they're not right hardy limited government, right? But when we say, even even but, but when we say, even like what the priorities are going to be like, we don't. Have to imagine. What those priorities I they haven't shifted dramatically. It is always don't spend money on anything that helps non white people or empowers women add to in such a way that they would push back on the power of men. Well, I mean, look there are there. That's an argument, and that's an argument somewhat hold. I think others can see their certain parts of the Republican history were not everyone's in agreement with that and the past. Kevin telling tell me what people can you tell me Kevin over the past forty years where have we not seen that as they fundamental precept of of the Republicans? Okay. I'll all are you. I mean, I think if you look at what what George W Bush did in terms of trying to broaden the party the party that was that was purely white backlash. He really tried to shift any failed. But he tried to shift it away from the old Newt Gingrich kind of white grievance policies, and I talked about in my first book, and he tried to broaden the party both in terms of of the people. He brought into his administration, Colin Powell county rice beco- kansallis, but also in terms of of really trying to bring Hispanics in and to say to say all the Tino's. Look, you've got a certain culturally conservative values, you're really like us, you believe in free enterprise believe in all these out, your your Catholic. You've got the same kind of religious values as many of us welcome to the party. And he tried to do that the tried to to get through immigration reform. And I think he I think it's nearly one of that to be and yet it proved that the. Other forces than this party the base, especially really resistant to that. But there's something with an effort to do that. Right. Okay. But that, but that proves my point right like even the president of the United even Bush A political political dynasty. He couldn't even get the Republicans when he knew it was in their their best interest. That that was the apostasy, right? Like, he he couldn't do it. Goes back to the point about the media. Right. So this is why the media so important on this is that Bush tried to broaden this and yet the basis at this point really tune into Fox News,.
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"In many of them are not actually churchgoing even though they they identify in that way that it's become a surrogate for something else. Talk a little bit about that. Who the more majority goes back? We talked about earlier which the way in which they were old dividing lines. Like, you said there were old fault lines. And so in religion, what long kept religious conservatives from uniting is that they had all these different lines duck final lines between right Baptist and like the Methodist and like the Lutheran lay off and on right? And what the moral majority does where that name comes from is. They finally decide the organizers of that Jerry following wheelin. They hey out. There is a moral majority who believes the core and the ten commandments. And if we can boil it down to that what I call them I last, but he lowest common the nomination if we can boil religion down to something that simple that kind of bumper sticker level of religion. And not get over the, you know are different readings of the bible, then we can all agree. Right. So that's the moments where he comes about is papers over these old religious differences. But it does it injects a new kind of religion because often not going off scripture anymore because that's actually what divide them until they think this bra. General morality, and they get involved in issues that aren't really talked about in the bible homosexuality is really aggressive at length testament abortion the same way. And so they come out and they seize on these issues and they inject a new meaning them with their dictating. What is moral and what is not? And as we've seen over the course of just a Falwell senior junior that definite morality, certainly changes. And so where Jerry Falwell in the late nineties was saying very loudly. Jerry Falwell senior that Bill Clinton had to resign because he committed that extramarital affair Jerry Falwell now just brushes it off. Right. So it's very much a what those on the right used to complain about the left that you say situational. Ethics. You know, you had you had a shifting set of values when we see about on the right as well. I think Jillian talk about these the vault lines in the context of the economy because. I mean, I there. There's clearly a major divide, right? I in terms of of wealth and income inequality in this country. But has has it has that become weaponized in the same way in that? It's created polarization. Like, it's it's the least obvious. It seems to me within the context of our politics. Well, it's really important and you have to remember that again going back to the nineteen seventies. It's a it's a big change that we have during that decade. And again, the the period from the thirties to the seventies. You have this very strong economy that create a pretty robust middle class society unions were at the core of that society and economic growth was strong. Inflation was pretty low on employment was pretty low and all of that falls apart in the seventies..
"sam seder" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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