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Explainer 167: Why has Trump ramped up his war on the environment?
"As a people, we want and need economic growth. But now we must also expect environmental responsibility and respect the natural world. It was a Republican President, George Bush, senior, and not democrat to help stay through one of the most ambitious pieces of climate change legislation today, eight amending the Clean Air Act in nineteen ninety two limit air pollution, and tackle, everything from urban smoke to acid rain while his son fad less. Well, refusing to ratify the key Oto protocol in two thousand and one and helping tank brand America around the world. George Hw mate, an important point, protecting the environment and advancing big business didn't need to be mutually exclusive when one does, if the current Oakmont of the White House, don't. Out, J Trump has ever listened to that speech. We've seen enough of this stalemate. It's time to clear the air. You know, I think we will indeed since moving into Pennsylvania Avenue in January of two thousand seventeen Trump's administration has mounted a concerted effort to refu- climate change science and loosen regulations in favor of the fossil fuel industry. So how did the forty fifth president of the US become such a champion and chief of the environmental skeptics? And they say as and why as ever with Trump. The answer is complicated and contradictory Trump's musings, own the environment, actually predate his ascendancy to the presidency taking his favorite communications medium Twitter. He regularly lamb bastard. His predecessor Barrack Obama for wasting federal money tackling global climate change and as recently as two thousand fifteen he cooled the whole thing a hoax. All of this with the global warming and that a lot of it's a hoax. It's a hoax. I mean it's a money making industry. Okay. But then, just as we're starting to think with seeing patent Donald Trump before his many about tons of trying to throw us off the scent in two thousand nine for example, he signed an open letter that challenge diploma to come up with a more meaningful climate change policy will recently, his stowed, the importance of clean-air, and who can forget, those clean co comments while allowing measures that will undermine it often his framed, his stones as a business competitively issue right now. We're at the cleanest, we've ever been. That's very important to me. But if went clean, but every other place on earth is dirty. That's not so good. Of course, actions, speak louder than woods and ever since the now shamed and departed fossil fuel politics. Scott Pruitt was installed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. We knew something was a mess, and no action speaks, louder than the decision to put after the Paris climate agreement. A huge blow even if many of the US's largest companies have found to continue following its rulebook. More recently, the assault on climate change has talked people working in government agencies pressuring staff to avoid using the words climate change in speeches. They have also been moved meant how scientific studies carried out by doing away with worst case scenario projections, and several members of Trump's inner circle are pushing to create a climate change panel. That will challenge environmental assessments, according to a recent New York Times report, the chasm between George H W Bush, and Trump may simply be a reflection of radically different times, the age of political decorum, and bipartisanship Bush, happily mentioned the Democrats in the room in that speech along gone. Meaning a compromise on the environment is unlikely. And then there are the people that Trump has chosen to surround himself with many of them, committed climate change deniers, just listen to this Arctic Council speech by secretary of state, Mike Pompeo earlier this month. Arctic is at the forefront of opportunity and abundance, it houses thirteen percent of the world's undiscovered oil thirty percent of its undiscovered gas and an abundance of uranium rare earth minerals gold diamonds, and millions of square miles of untapped. Resources fisheries glory, dark, money donors, so competent, knee, described by New Yorker journalist, and Monaco, big interview, e Jane man, also doubtlessly have a part to play thanks to the Mercer's and the cokes, deep pockets among others, what was once fringe thinking is now part at the Republican mainstream and that includes the environment. We know that Trump and embrace of science quackery conspiracy theories doesn't have the best grasp of the facts, and whether it's someone who has the presidential ear distorted vision that the US will lose out to China, if it abandoned fossil fuels, despite the as in power moved to dominate the clean energy market, all simply watching too much FOX and friends, the whole climate crisis as they call. It is not only fake news. It's fake science. Remain be sure. But that also doesn't mean that we should doubt for one moment. The convictions of this administration. My administration is putting an end to the war on call for Monaco in New York. I'm as Docker.
Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House
"California officials are blaming the Trump administration for the breakdown in talks saying the feds never made a good faith effort to resolve the dispute over fuel economy standards Stanley young the head of California's Air Resources Board tells the times that the two sides had several meetings. But nothing meaningful was discussed the origins of the dispute go back to last year when then EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced plans to lower gas mileage Intel pipe emissions rules adopted during the Obama administration at the same time the EPA threaten to take away California's authority to set its own fuel staff. Standards which are even stricter California threatened to sue. And until recently, the two sides had been holding periodic discussions in an effort to avoid a court fight the issue goes beyond California. At least a dozen states have adopted California's tougher rules accounting for about forty percent of all the new cars sold in the US car. Carmakers are concerned though without a resolution they could have to produce different vehicles for a split US market for KCRW. I'm
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to oversee Mueller probe
"Former US attorney from Iowa and the George W Bush administration. So he does have DOJ experience by Democrats in particular are quite concerned about whether he's tipped his hand as to how he feels about this mother probe carry I wanna take a moment to hear your thoughts about Jeff Sessions. The departing attorney general departed attorney general who you covered for for a couple of years. This is a guy. I know who was scorned by many Trump supporters for not seeming supportive of Naf of his president which wasn't his job. A bit. Also scorned by people on the left because of the immigration and other policies that he backed what are his friends and supporters saying of his two years as attorney general a lot of support statements supportive statements overnight, Steve from sessions, former colleagues in the Senate where Jeff Sessions surfer twenty years, they say he had a forty year dedicated record of public service. He did a lot at crack down on immigration and asylum, which is one of Donald Trump's top priorities in his heart was in the right place. He wanted to do the right thing. That's why he recused himself from the Russia probe which put him in the president's ill Grace's to begin with Gary. Thanks so much. Really? Appreciate it. My pleasure. That's NPR Justice. Correspondent Carrie Johnson. Okay. The firing of sessions is one of several rapid fire. Moves by the president. That's right. I e held a news conference yesterday afternoon where he expressed bitter satisfaction at the defeat of many House Republicans he said that some of them lost after failing to embrace him. He said that the lesson. He learned from the election was quote, people like me, then after that the White House revoked the credentials of a CNN reporter, and in the midst of all of this. Of course, the White House is up against a changed political landscape because Republicans lost the house and elections at many other levels on Tuesday. NPR's Scott Horsely covers the White House and is with us. Hey there Scott good morning. Steve led me, I ask about the change at the department of Justice Whittaker's attempt, these the acting attorney general how easy is it. Going to be for the president to have a replacement confirmed by the Senate, well, certainly the president's fellow Republicans had encouraged him not to make any changes at the Justice department before the midterm election, but he may feel. Freer now to make changes with that election behind him. As a result of the polling on Tuesday. The president now has a larger friendly GOP majority in the Senate, and that's the team that would be responsible for confirming any replacement Mitch McConnell. The Senate GOP leader was asked yesterday about the confirmation process. This was before we knew that sessions was on his way out, and he said that how controversial that processes would depend on who the president chooses for any for any new post. We have seen some lip service paid by Republicans. And and senators elect Republicans in the Senate and senators elect to say that the Muller probe must be protected on the house where there will be a new democratic majority. They of course, won't play any role in confirming a successor, but they will have the power to investigate the process of sessions dismissal. Okay. So there'll be a lot of news there, and that is just one cabinet depart. -ment are other changes expected in the administration after the midterm election here. It wouldn't be surprising to see more departures. The president said yesterday he is for the most part extremely happy with his cabinet. Of course, that was just hours before we learned that sessions was on his way out. The president did say he would be taking a look at some of the ethical complaints. That had been lodged against his interior secretary. Ryan Zinke, of course, ethics charges have already failed to other cabinet secretaries health secretary, Tom Price and the EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, even though in both cases, those men were very aggressive in carrying out, the president's agenda, just as
A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
"New sunny from researchers at the World Health Organization is finding more than one point. Four billion adults around the globe or at risk of developing lifestyle related diseases. Primarily due to lack of physical activity appears an Rb reports, some of the countries with the highest rates of insufficient activity include Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. A lack of physical activity increases the risk of heart disease type, two diabetes dementia and some cancers worldwide. On average about. Out one and three women and one in four men do not get enough physical activity to stay healthy in the US about forty percent of adults are insufficiently active. This compares to about fifteen percent. In China. It's recommended that adults get at least one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week that comes out to less than twenty five minutes day. The study is published in the Lancet global health journal.
Bill Murray throws a drink at Carly Simon's photographer brother in dispute at Martha's Vineyard restaurant
"Actor Bill Murray. Is being, accused of slamming, a photographer against the door and. Pouring a glass of water over him and the photographer is singer Carly Simon's brother. Peter Simon says he was taking photos of abandoned a Massachusetts restaurant on. An assignment for the Martha's Vineyard times he says Murray accosted him swore at him and. Threatened him Simon says the band invited him and he wasn't there to. Take pictures of, Murray a police report says Murray told them Simon. Was taking pictures of him the report says Murray was visibly upset and said that Simon was harassing him Nobody has been charged
U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children
"Formerly banned and now widely used pesticide that was reapproved. By the Trump administration has been ordered removed from the market AP's, Tim McGuire reports an appeals court says the EPA ignored scientific studies about it's dangerous split panel of the ninth circuit court of appeals in San Francisco or does the EPA to in sixty days end the nationwide sale of paraphrase pesticide which has been widely used on citrus fruit apples and other crops has. Also been shown to harm Baby's. Brain's coalition of farm workers and environmental groups sued after former Trump, EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama administration effort to ban the chemical the judge's ruling that Pruitt violated federal law by ignoring previous conclusions by EPA scientists that the chemical is
U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children
"States against. Ramping up sanctions. Further saying targeting states controlled banks which. Congress is considering would be a declaration of economic wool Through saying our American. Friends should understand that. If such a movies, made Russia would respond with economic means political means and other means. Although he didn't specify what, Russia denies any involvement deploys name Simon Owen Fox News video officials, in, Jones say the town's boil order lifted is putting your affect after. Department environmental quality said on Saturday discovered e. coli bacteria in the water supply. There in,
Trump administration poised to unveil new vehicle emissions rules
"Down another one point three percent sixty seven eight thousand five a barrel NASDAQ up twenty, one up three tenths of one percent s&p down three now down one. Tenth of one percents Dow Industrial's down fifty seven a. Drop of. Two tenths of one percent I'm Charlie Pellett and that is a Bloomberg business flash thanks. Charlie Andrew Wheeler has only been Leading the EPA for. Three weeks but in that. Time he's made it clear that he'll be adopting much of his predecessors Scott Pruitt's, agenda but not his headline grabbing, habits during his first congressional testimony today Wheeler said President Trump gave him three tasks when he, was appointed acting administrator clean up the air clean up the water and provide regulatory. Relief to help the economy thrive and create more jobs for American, workers I believe we accomplish all, three at the same, time in fact we have. Already made progress on all three fronts in just the past few weeks joining us is Jennifer Deloitee Bloomberg news, environment and energy regulation reporter generally you're at the hearings today did he. Explain how he's going to deregulate at the same time. As cleaning. Up the air and water Well he talked a lot about regulatory certainty the idea that. You can process hermits more quickly and give answers to the businesses that are in the, developers that are, seeking permits involving water or land that's really where I think the. Rubber meets the road where you have this. Flash and where he, is hoping, to bridge the divide, any big headlines from him on any important issues that you following absolutely so what was really interesting today is. Of course how heavily the hearing focused on policy a. Little bit, of a change from a hearing we saw with his predecessor Scott Pruitt there were. Dominated by concerns about ethics and spending today Andrew Wheeler indicated that. He wants to reach some kind. Of compromise with California over vehicle emission standards the administration is on the verge of releasing its proposal who Ease Obama era standards that aim to increase fuel economy requirements. And and greenhouse gas emission requirements for cars over the coming years and they're gonna freeze those in the proposal the proposal also is, going to take aim at California's unique ability to regulate emissions in. Its. Own turf and and what we only, today is he'd like to see a fifty state solution some kind of compromise that California can be, on board with and that, wouldn't require. Him to go after California's authority so Jen in in. This statement or the report that's going to be unveiled is it going to still talk about trying. To take back a California's the special powered has over emissions Right are, reporting indicates that indeed this, proposal tomorrow won't we'll still have that very strongly in it that it will asserts that California's own emission. Roles are preempted California shouldn't have a waiver allowing them to to regulate emissions in this special way and? That, it. Will of course take this harder approach to, freezing the Obama era standards that said we learn made pains today to say this is just a proposal and of course at. The proposal that involves not just his agency. The EPA but is also being written with the department of transportation where you have some political appointees that. Are pushing this harder stance so that that we're going to see these tensions I, think play out over coming months but he took pains today, distress that this is just an opening bed and his. Goal of the compromise is it fair to say that Wheeler is auditioning for, the job full time as it has to lose oh absolutely this is, an audition an on the job On addiction. As it work, Senator Baraza that chairman of the environment and public works committee, today said he'd like to see Wheeler get the job full time it doesn't we don't have any indication that the president. Is preparing to nominate him anytime before the November elections and, issue will probably linger for, awhile but no question everyone is watching his performance from the White House to the Senate Jen you've written. About how some people might read some of his actions as being backing off of Pruitt's agenda but they? Would, be. Wrong explain what his aim seems to be What we see with. Wheeler is. Really a continuation of crew with gender he's still aims to ease many of the same regulations that Pruitt targeted for revision or repeal that. Includes Obama-era regulations, governing a greenhouse gas emissions from oil wells and from power plants and. Of course the the car proposal we just talked about what is different is that even though the agenda, is going to be continuing. And is clearly continuing in similar fashion Wheeler is taking a slower approach he's a little bit more cautious you might be a little less aggressive in leaning into some of these policy changes stomach. Think that will that he's more interested in doing a lot of the dotting is and crossing of cheese it's necessary to ensure these rollbacks are supported and can withstand legal scrutiny That's the question we'll see answered later on. How, well he does at that but he's taking a slower and more cautious approach and acting some of the, same reforms now Miller is. A former lobbyist and he did get a question about his ethics what. Was that right at the very. Top of the hearing he was asked about his willingness to recuse himself from past clients he's he's indicated that he will not interact with or be involved in a decision that directly involve past. Clients including notably the coal miner Bob Murray head of Murray Energy Corporation But that really was a remarkably the only ethics question in this hearing, where Franklin previous airings involving, Pruitt were dominated by inquiries about ethics So in general. Gen about thirty seconds here, did it see less did it seem less, confrontational than the hearings with. Pruitt night, and day absolutely less confrontational he. Was given. A warm welcome relatively speaking by both Democrats. And Republicans including some approved fiercest critics all right thanks. So much for that report that's, Jennifer Deloite, Bloomberg news environment and energy regulation reporter we'll have more on those Wheeler hearings throughout the day coming up on. 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U.S. and Mexico Nearing Nafta Car Deal, Sources Say
"Bloomberg intelligence so the feds still. Talking about this too worried about how not to be The curve. Invert because that seems to be a signal for recession although the wags are. Very very long so it's not obvious, to me that a flat curve necessarily means recession but, the fed wants to avoid that and one. Of the things that they'll certainly, talk about at. The meeting is hey can we. When should we stop is going only once every quarter gonna invert the curve or not right now we have got the. Ten year, two point nine nine percent down nine thirty seconds gold is down. Five, tenths of, one, percent, twelve, eighteen, the. Ounce west Texas intermediate crude down one point three percent 67.90 for a barrel of WTI equities mixed s and p down four a drop of about. Two tenths of one percent NASDAQ higher by seventeen, up two, tenths of one percent Dow, industrials down sixty two points now a drop of two tenths of one percent tesla reports after the closing bell and tesla shares they're down now by five. Tenths of one percent one zero two on Wall Street. That means it is time now for the market driver's report with a focus On American depositary receipts. And here is Dave Wilson thanks Charlie eighty yards are fulling more than US, shares, the SNP? DR index is down six tenths of a percent he s and p five hundred hundreds. Only lower by two tenths of a percent Chinese search engine, provider by do as fallen six. Point nine percents in US trading in online. News organization called the intercept, reported. Google is putting together a, censored version of its service for China Google is. The main unit of alphabet and, that stock is higher in today's trading Germany's Infineon. Technologies has lost three point four percent people familiar with. The matter said the chipmaker howled. Early stage talks about buying Swiss rival s. t.. Microelectronics last year as tree micros ADR's by the, way little changed after rising as much as one. Point nine percent earlier Luxembourg's arcelormittal. Has gained three point two percent the steelmaker second quarter earnings and revenue beat Analysts average estimates in a Bloomberg survey arcelormittal was a, beneficiary of higher US DO. Prices. Tied to tariffs and India's Todd Motors is risen three point eight percent the automakers Jaguar Land Rover unit said. Expects new models and lowered Chinese tariffs to spur a second-half rebound in earnings and sales the unit had a loss of about two hundred, and seventy five million dollars last quarter Charlie and we thank you very. Much Dave Wilson tracking those American depositary receipts so again recapping here. Stocks mixed SNP down for a drop, of about two tenths of. One percent I'm, Charlie pelletan that is a Bloomberg business, flash all right Charlie thank you with midterm elections in the US coming in November and a new president in Mexico Mexico taking office in December the two countries are, nearing a deal on new rules for cars sold. Under NAFTA one. Of the major sticking points and, talks to. Revise the trade agreement speaking at a US S. chamber of commerce event this week commerce secretary Wilbur Ross discuss the progress or media close. To completion negotiations are with NAFTA particularly with Mexico we're very. Pleased that, the new. President in Mexico, wasted no, time at, all in pulling is new trade team sir McGregor is Bloomberg news economic policy team leader. She joins us now for more on this story from our Bloomberg ninety nine one studios, in, Washington DC so Sarah how would. The US and Mexico settle the their. Differences over, cars so that's the big question right now what what is in this deal you know. We're hearing that. That the US Mexico are getting. Closer to, some, sort of agreement on autos and there are so many contentious issues in these NAFTA talks but without. A doubt autos is. Probably going to be the hardest one for them to agree on so it is. Significant that if they are getting closer to some to some sort of idea of what they'd Want that basically the lion's share of the US trade deficit with Mexico is cars and we. All know by now that the, trade deficit is really big car parts right and car parts and we know that the trade, deficit, is. Trump's the, thorn in Trump's side when when he talks. About trade so it's really at the. Cracks of redoing this deal so it really can't be overstated how important it would be if Mexico and the, US can can find an, agreement on that but. The big question is where is candidate seems like the US and Mexico are sort of in the boardroom. Right now, at the negotiating table and Canada's in the waiting room and can? They even make deal over cars without. Involving Canada Mexico is the biggest? Source of, car imports to the US Canada's right behind it at number two so how how this practically, would happen it's not clear right now but it would be. Significant if there's some, progress so tell us what the sticking points have been in this area of. Automobiles and auto parts so the US at one point you know had said they want a significantly larger portion Parts of a car percentage of a car to be built from North American made. Parts so they wanted something, like seventy five percent from the current agreement was sixty two point five percent Mexico wanted a little bit lower lower than that and I think also. The US really wanted to make sure that these these parts? That basically the value of the car was coming from higher wage work Trump's biggest one of his. Biggest concerns has been US jobs going. To lower costs Mexico in, the automotive sector in the manufacturing sector and I. Think the US wanted to try and guarantee that higher wage labor was going to be an. Aspect of this agreement put into, writing now so that those jobs could be in America Do you have any idea why the Trump administration has shut Canada out of this out of these talks and are the Mexicans on board with keeping the Canadians out at this point Well I think big turning point was the election of the new president in Mexico to lie I Trump himself has said he's spoken with Anglo since he was elected. And it really seems like there's a priority right now in Mexico as well to get a deal before. This new president in this new administration in Mexico takes over on December first so I think that was a little bit of a more of a willing partner with Mexico right now and, also the US has been pretty vocal. About the fact that Canada has, sort of tried to tried to go a little bit around them to influence lawmakers in the US industry groups and and the US doesn't like that it, wants to negotiate with Canada and it thinks it's, sort of, a little bit of a, sneaky way that candidates taken. To try. And get its voice across by, talking to these congress people who are then trying to go to Trump you know complaining about. NAFTA and saying make a deal with Canada that's great and so I think you know there's there's kind of been a little bit of tension there between the Trump administration will pay Back there So what's next So you know still candidates says, and even, Mexico you know this is. A trilateral deal we want to try and keep this NAFTA as. A trilateral agreement so one element of this is that some people are thinking about is that the Trump administration would wanna get Mexico onboard with a. Deal over autos like I said earlier is a really tough a tough. Nut to crack and once he has Mexico on, board with it hoping to, draw in Canada, then, in say look we've we've agreed between the US and Mexico over one of the hardest, issues are, you you know put. It on them are you going to get on board with? This as, well you know there's some more talks that Mexican economy minister is going to be here later. In the weeks definitely going to find out whether they can. Actually achieve, that you know it's still very much a. Work in progress and I think from there we're gonna have to see what the strategy is from the US Mexican candidate to try and keep this deal together as a. Three, part deal Sarah thanks for bringing us up to speed on all. Of this ceremony, Gregor Bloomberg news economic. Policy team. Later thank you Coming up on Bloomberg politics policy power and law acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler faces. His first congressional hearing and his first big test up on the hill. As he looks to continue Scott Pruitt's legacy but,.
France, Spain and Portugal eye gas as they diversify energy
"News Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour. On KOMO news on Monday morning the s. and p. five hundred opens up a two thousand eight hundred eighteen the Dow at. Twenty five thousand four fifty one the tech, heavy NASDAQ. At seven thousand seven, thirty seven the. Leaders of France Spain and Portugal say they're moving ahead with, plans to diversify their energy sources which could mean more imports of liquefied natural gas from the United States Portugal's keen to keep large quantities of US natural gas underground storage facilities at one of it said Landik ports and send it. Via pipeline across Spain into France the strategy would help, reduce Europe's reliance on Russian gas the environmental protection agency's withdrawing a last minute order by the agency's former chief that allowed super, polluting diesel truck engines EPA chief Scott Pruitt issued the rule in his last days in. Office before resigning, earlier this month amid ethics scandals the rule allow truck, manufacturers to rig new tractor trailer trucks with older dirtier, diesel engines We check your money at twenty and fifty past. The hour on KOMO news the US is the most dangerous place in the developed world for a woman to give birth that's. What investigation by USA today is found between, nineteen ninety. Two thousand fifteen the, number of maternal. Deaths per one hundred thousand births was below ten in Germany, France Japan England and Canada but in the US it was twenty six the study says the leading cause of death the new mothers is hemorrhaging health experts say a lot of it boils down the hospitals not following long established safety. Measures a small increase in social interaction is sparking big, gains than the carrot dementia patients the university of Exeter in England found that most mentioned patients received just two minutes of social, interaction a day but if you increase that to ten minutes there's a big improvement and. Now the university, is using an e learning program to try to teach the staff what to do help Updates Sara Lee Kessler NBC News Radio He'd happens to many times so say lifeguards who find themselves, having to help swimmers and rivers again get in trouble when they start to chase gear that..
U.S. derailed global breast-feeding resolution to appease baby-formula industry
"This case though i mean you can sometimes argue these cases on their merits in this case there's no argument the administration this trump administration favored these baby formula manufacturers over mother's milk and this is i mean this is such an innocuous things this is so simple but yeah it would hamper the marketing in the sales of formula instead opting for mother's milk which everybody knows is much more healthy for a developing infants everybody knows this administration they may know it i think they know it you mean they're doing this for some nefarious reason like making money yeah well it's just another indication pat of a serious problem and it's awful and it's children's health and the health of babies infants the most vulnerable among us infants and mother's milk we're gonna fight over mother's milk well pat you mentioned mother's milk what about what's going on with immigration i sit with her the administration is trying to postpone family reunification they are they've done such a botch job of this and yet they seem to be getting off scotfree i hope with all my heart that all people of conscience will react vigorously in the november election eight hundred eighty eight ten is the telephone number eight hundred eighty eight ten i'm pat thursday we're gonna come back and we're going to talk about what's going on at the epa we'll talk about scott pruitt he is leaving the epa we'll talk about the person who is at least for the time being taking his position and john one thing we haven't talked about but i'd like to take up on the air as well is it scott pruitt has been petitioning the white house to get to make him the attorney general of the united states general of the united states of america and by the way it's going to happen giuliani for be confirmed it would be an interim appointment and then he said he was going to return back to his blurry his home state of oklahoma and run for political office eight hundred eighty eight ten we'll be right back john's here john rothman i'm here pat thurston and here is k g o ten traffic who's traffic report sponsored by.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is the tomac watch welcome back on paul zhigo with bill mcgurn and in kim strassel and just to find a point about scott pruitt i think that the real danger here is that if particularly if democrats take the senate that the any of the reform momentum that has existed that the agency and donald trump may end up ebbing away just because it'll be that much more difficult to accomplish with with hostility from congress and and that's a shame because it's been so important to reviving us energy markets and and the fossil fuel expansion and liquefied natural gas and a lot of other kinds of things so in porn economically all right so let's turn to the supreme court to bill we've got looks like a president's narrowed his list down to four i guess three particular but maybe a fourth coming up on the on the outside tom hardiman of i think he's with the third circuit court of appeals appellate judge but it's brad kavanagh the dc circuit amy barrett of the seventh circuit and ray catholic of the six circuit all appellate judges of one tenure or another brad kavanagh the longest over a decade i believe i can't remember how long catholic jews spent in that job but eight two thousand eight so another decade ten tenure and a lot of cat inside fighting this or that the rap against cavanaugh who worked in the bush white house with you is that somehow he was a bushy and this disqualified him as a bushy yeah glad you didn't disqualify me but well i'd known you otherwise who but we worked together what what do you think about about that charge that somehow your your disqualified for this supreme court if you happen to work in yeah i'm not sure of all the other justices but i think alito started out as prosecutors he in the carter administration or something and scalia he work for it worked for reagan in the office of leo council did he work before that though for four i'm not i don't remember bork of course it worked for nixon right so i'm not sure you read too much brett was very conservative when i was there he was a good colleague you know i think the attacks on him is not being conservative and so forth there are kind of silly i i also think look i have a big sauce spot for amy barrett fellow domer notre dame i think she's a rockstar i think she's also viable for few more picks because she's so young she four four six and brett's fifty three but i'll put it this way if if you me and kim two years ago we're talking and so you know anthony kennedy seat would be coming up and these are the three i think i think would be i think we were thought this is so impossible so i don't think we should get greedy and it does seem that some of the sniping back and forth has been so minor i mean every all lawyers are going to have different areas that the emphasize and so forth but look they're all going to be any of them are going to be a giant step ahead of anthony kennedy and i think we should be very grateful for that i think our colleague deniger said i think the arrow of judge made law is is really coming to an end kim you have any insight on any of these particular choices you wanna talk about it i would just point out hardiman i know the least about and just from my own reporting people suggest to me that he is hell of a nice guy great personality wonderful story i think he used to drive a truck or something but he he has but he's probably the least distinguished in terms of his intellectual pedigree and jurisprudential kind of status well that gets to impact what i've heard is the divide at the moment in the white house and the discussion that's been going on is do you favor this question of jurisprudence and record which both catholics and.
As Pompeo heads to North Korea, State Department denies softening
"Pinpoint the boys exact location pump water out of the cave and provide tesla battery power embattled epa chief scott pruitt says unrelenting attacks prompted his resignation president trump announced that he has accepted pruitt's resignation and a tweet yesterday in a letter to the president pruitt said the attacks on him and his family have been unprecedented pruitt has been embroiled in a growing controversy over alleged ethical lapses the list includes questionable travel expenses and office renovation including construction of an expensive soundproof phone booth today secretary of state mike pompeo's expected to meet with north korea's kim jong un secretary pompeo's agenda nailing down the details of a denuclearization plan and getting to the bottom of reports pyongyang has been working on its weapons program on the sly asia expert gordon chang says leaked intelligence reports signal leader kim is giving the us the runaround obviously there is concern from the us intelligence community because of those leaks they wouldn't be leaking is say thought things were going the way they wanted them to the state department says the administration has not softened that stance toward the regime remains committed to a completely denuclearize north korea maybe you've been a victim the fcc south texans are getting hit by robocaller who use technology to spoof their call so they show up on your phone as maybe from the police are the irs just so you'll answer and they can start their recorded pitch will will quiz with the fcc and texas has a solution if it's somebody calling you know who's pretending to be from a utility or something else than you think you might have to talk about it best thing to do hang up and call them back on their legitimate phone number says this is no different than junk mail made to look like a check the goal is to get your attention today is international kissing day in a new study shows there is no doubt what is the biggest turnoff to puckering up more than two thirds of people question in a new study say it's bad breath that makes them not wanna walk lips eleven percent of us think it's gross does he our parents kissing fourteen percent admit to letting a pet kiss us on the mouth and two percent.
Teva moves US headquarters amid deadly opioid epidemic
"From npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston us impose tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of chinese goods are now in effect npr's rob schmitz reports beijing has retaliated with reciprocal duties on u s imports the us tariffs on chinese products came at midnight imposing a twenty five percent duty on industrial and tech goods ranging from semiconductors to farm machinery the chinese response was swift twentyfive percent tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of us goods including soybeans beef whiskey and a range of agriculture products a spokesman for china's foreign ministry said the us tariffs violate the rules of the world trade organization that's npr's rob schmitz reporting from shanghai embattled environmental protection agency administrator scott pruitt is stepping down from his position susan phillips from member station whyy in philadelphia reports the agency's union workers are hope the move will result in positive change the union president for epa workers in the philadelphia region says pruitt damaged the agency's credibility reversals of pollution controls pruitt's lavish spending and the multiple ethics investigations have taken a toll on morale the union says epa employees simply want the resources to carry out their mission preserving the environment and protecting public health you're listening to npr news in washington this is wnyc in new york good morning i'm richard hake the staten island woman who climbed up the statue of liberty to protest federal immigration policy has been released after pleading not guilty to charges of trespassing disorderly conduct and interfering with a government agency theresa kumo says she will continue to speak out in her words as long as children are in cages a stupid on intelligent coward n s q i will add a maniac will whip dander hr form its mother kumo appeared before manhattan federal court she says she stands by her act i wouldn't do it again to judge tobin not to of course i would not do it again but i think the message was sent the trump administration says it's working to reunite the nearly three thousand children with your parents are us district judge has ruled that by today officials must make sure every separated parent has a way to contact their child pharmaceutical manufacturer tesla is moving its headquarters over to new jersey from its current home in philadelphia new jersey governor phil murphy tweeted the news but nj advanced media reporter steven sterling says the company is one of the largest makers of one of the drugs of the center of the current opioid epidemic new jersey is on pace to shatter its records for opioid death for the third year in a row sentinel is the a key driver of that to have is one of eleven drug manufacturers that was sued by the city of newark last year for its role in the opioid crisis the lawsuit accused the companies of using deceptive advertising to market the drug and hiding it's addiction risks path stations at the world trade center exchange place.
Box-Office Preview: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' to Buzz Past 'First Purge' With $75M-$85M
"About the newsradio eight forty w j on the meteorologist pamela savage with your friday forecast will watch for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms today is front moves across the area temperatures not as hot as yesterday we'll top out at eighty eight degrees we'll be drying out less humid pleasant tonight with the low near sixty three grade weakened ahead with sunny skies in eightyfive saturday we'll be back up to ninety sunday at your wwl ky forecast i'm meteorologist not milosovic it's seventy six newsradio eight forty w h a s top story louisville police shot a man who allegedly was holding a woman at knifepoint the man was transported to the university of louisville hospital where he has since been pronounced dead our public integrity unit will be handling this investigation chief steve conrad speaking at the scene of the shooting at the colonial oaks apartments on southside drive this woman lives there knows the man and woman involved in that incident i just see him outside they're always very friendly hi how you doing you know obviously in this community a lot of nationalities so language barriers but everybody always speaks police are expected to release more information about the shooting later today a diver who was helping to rescue that thirteen people trapped in a cave in thailand has died apparently died from lack of oxygen during an overnight mission the bbc sophie long reports from the scene in today's press conference the quality in a cave where the boys remain traps they've been that out team days is deteriorating oxidant is now fifteen percent and they've spent the last five days coming out thousands of gallons of water it is now reigning light shower the cost of the rest of the day but on sunday where expecting heavy rain and the fear is that could bring the wolves levels right back out game maybe even worse the twelve boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for nearly two weeks embattled epa administrator scott pruitt has resigned in a pair of tweets president trump announced the news adding that deputy administrator andrew wheeler will take over on monday white house correspondent steven portnoy has more list of allegations against scott pruitt seemed to grow by the week in fact just this week came word from his own former staffers that he had them white key meetings from his official calendar there were his efforts to have aids work to secure business opportunities for his wife the sweetheart rent deal he struck with a dc lobbyist his business class travel which he initially justified out of concerns for his safety while the president said for months that pruitt was doing an effective job is head of the the camel's back has apparently finally been broken it's seven oh four at newsradio eight forty w h a s louisville police have recovered some items stolen by the socalled gnome theme steve suzanne devolve is following that story louisville metro police have recovered many items believed to have been stolen during a rash of thefts from lawns in the highlands area dozens of thefts the platters of flowers bird baths patio furniture and garden gnomes were reported these neighbors were on hand at lapd fifth division station going through the staff we're just really happy to have adam have them back we were very disappointed to have things stolen and we're very excited to have things recovered police have identified barton bishop as the suspect in the case suzanne duval newsradio eight forty w h a s the second collapse at the barton seventeen ninety two distillery in bardstown is not as bad as the first teams from kentucky's environment cabinet say the whiskey spill from wednesday's warehouse collapses contained much better than the first time the warehouse fell barton's owner says it's not sure how many of the eighteen thousand barrels of bourbon inside the warehouse can be salvaged at the box office this weekend another marvel film move will reign supreme atman is back i seem to mess it up almost every time this time he has the wasp with him and the duo will take first place this weekend expectations are in the eighty million dollar range some optimists think it could break one hundred million though either way should do much better than the original in two thousand fifteen which opened a fifty seven million of the other new releases the first purge is looking around thirty five million after opening tuesday which would be off the pace in the last film that would put it in fourth behind jurassic world to an incredible stew jason nathanson abc news hollywood your next news update at seven thirty i'm paul miles newsradio eight forty w h a s kentucky anna's breaking news.
US, China invoke new tariffs, launching full-fledged trade war
"Cbs news on the hour sponsored by theraworx relief i'm deborah rodriguez the trump administration's kept its promise at a minute past midnight at enacted thirty four billion dollars worth of tariffs on chinese imports beijing immediately retaliated with levies on us goods business analyst jill schlesinger how will the us china tariffs actually impact consumers the answer is we don't know yet while the us chamber of commerce said the tariffs would place the cost of china's unfair trade practices squarely on the shoulders of american consumers manufacturers farmers and ranchers there's also the possibility that if wholesale prices rise those increases will not be passed on to consumers china is calling it the largest trade war in economic history asian stock markets closed higher s and p futures are down four scott pruitt is out at the epa but environmentalists still aren't satisfied live to washington and correspondent steven portnoy environmentalists are unhappy because pruitt's deputy andrew wheeler takes over on monday a former republican senate staffer and more recently a coal industry lobbyist wheeler was confirmed in april for the number two slot at epa he's expected to continue carrying out scott pruitt's mission of slashing environmental regulations in his resignation letter yesterday the scandal plagued pruitt pointed to unrelenting attacks that he said taking a sizable toll deborah a tie navy seal has died in the effort to rescue twelve boys and their soccer coach who've been stranded in a flooded cave for fourteen days reporters sophie lang from chiang rai is all with helping supply the voice paved with oxygen he was making very difficult five hour journey fact when he became unconscious gets a rush against time with cruise pumping water out of the cave others looking for alternate ways in torrential rains expected tomorrow a wildfires jumped i five at the california oregon border closing the freeway to traffic for one hundred twenty miles both ways cal fire suzy brady says one thousand people have been ordered out evacuation order has gone affects all all the way north to the border the jobs report for june comes out in an hour and a half with two hundred twenty three thousand jobs created in may and unemployment holding steady at three point eight percent economists mark hamrick says the amount were making is the achilles heel wage growth and this expansion has been the single most appointing aspect and most recently we saw that average hourly earnings had increased year over year two point seven percent that's well below where we would have thought we would have been with unemployment as low as it is elvis costello canceling the rest of his european tour he says he's undergone surgery for an aggressive form of cancer.
Lions maul alleged rhino poachers to death
"Nbc news radio i'm mark mayfield scandalplagued epa chief scott pruitt or stepping down president trump said yesterday he has accepted pruitt's resignation the president tweeted that pruitt had done an outstanding job leading the environmental protection agency pruitt's been embroiled in a growing controversy over alleged ethical lapses president trump is defending his upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin speaking at a rally in montana yesterday trump says he'll do just fine in a one on one meeting with putin totally fine fine fine with people will i be prepared totally prepared i've been preparing for this stuff my whole life they don't say that trump argued that getting along with russia and china is a good thing not a bad thing meantime trump again insisted there was no collusion between russia and his two thousand sixteen presidential campaign he repeated in assertion that democrats are using the russia investigation as an excuse for losing the election mark mayfield nbc news radio new york giants defensive back to north jenkins says making his first public comments after a friend was found dead at his new jersey home james flippin has more on the story the standout giants player has a house in fairlawn but wasn't florida at the time of the incident and late june a body was discovered inside the homes basement identified as twenty five year old roosevelt rene aka trips beats jenkins calls the man a friend and says they were collaborating on musical projects together prosecutors have charged william jenkins the brother of generous and an ex con allegedly a fight led to the man's death janoris jenkins says he's praying for the victim's family james flippin nbc news radio new jersey several suspected rhino poachers who stuck into a south african wildlife preserve were killed by a pride of lions a guide for the reserve found what appeared to be human remains that was forced to return to camp and wait until the following morning to send out search crews investigators found the remains strewn about and they say it was impossible to tell how many people were killed but they did find three pairs of boots a silenced high powered rifle wirecutters and an axe the remains were collected and are being tested in forensic labs georgia fire investigators have determined that it was improperly disposed fireworks that caused a fire in dawson county on the fourth of july that damaged or destroyed seven homes this homeowners saying it's just one more challenge glad we all got out safe and and we've been through a lot of different things in our lives so another hurdle to go up over three homes were totally destroyed for others suffering.
Trump says he believes U.S. Representative Jordan's denial of ignoring sex abuse
"In for joe bartlett the group that removes lead from gasoline and help right the clean air act is reacting to the resignation of epa chief scott pruitt president of the environmental defense fund fred krupp says there's reason to celebrate but he's still concerned opposing scott pruitt's nomination was the first epa nominee we'd ever opposed in our history so we're thankful that he's gone but we're gonna watch like an eagle what successor does pruitt was facing sixteen different ethics investigations before resigning yesterday crump believes president trump is determined to dismantle the epa any fears that the next administrator will pursue the same goals officials in thailand say a former tiny baby seal died while trying to help rescue twelve boys from a flooded cave water pumps for going around the clock rescue workers trying to get water levels low enough so the boys could be safely taken out abc's james longman is there for the latest we traveled to a cave about fifteen minutes from where the boys are trapped to get a look at what they face as you go further when you've got jagged rock face murky water it gets worse as we move deeper into the cave assist gets narrower and narrower it's cold tampa smells i mean these cates being in here for so long in these conditions kind of unimaginable at the camp exhausted diva's going back and forth in shifts six thousand six hours out this one says a grueling effort to save those boys another former ohio state university wrestler says ohio congressman jim jordan new eighteen doctor was molesting athletes back when jordan was an assistant coach for the team brian shook reports fortythree year old shawn dailey says he was too embarrassed to report the incident directly to jordan when he wrestled for the team but jordan regularly took part in conversations about the doctor's behavior congressman jordan has repeatedly denied knowing of the team doctors abuse brian shook nbc news radio donald trump's former personal lawyers hiring bill clinton's former lawyer michael cohen has hired lanny davis to help them fight a federal probe.
Pompeo in N. Korea to "fill in some details" of Trump-Kim deal
"He was secretary of state mike pompeo's in north korea to firm up details of the denuclearization deals struck between president trump and kim jong un last month in singapore has npr's elise hu reports north korea may no specific commitments when signing on secretary of state pompeo is expected to press kim with a timeline or steps to disarm has nuclear arsenal but north korea has violated every previous nuclear agreement with the united states and those agreements came with much more specificity than the june deal struck with trump that's npr's reporting environmental groups are celebrating the departure of scott pruitt from his position at the environmental protection agency but as most beuchel from member station k u t reports the scandalplagued administrator also had many supporters pruitt's push to rollback regulations want him many friends in industry johnson tara heads the texas alliance of energy producers which represents texas oil and gas companies he says during his roughly eighteen months of the pruitt did a lot to take power from the federal government and get it back to the states and much of the concrete results that we saw we considered positive for the oil fields of texas for the citizens of texas and for the jobs of texas to tear hopes the epa will continue the course set by pruitt who's deputy former coal lobbyist andrew wheeler will now serve as acting epa administrator for npr news i'm mozambique shell in austin a man accused of killing one person and injuring multiple others after driving it's car through a crowd of counter protesters during a white nationalist rally in charlottesville virginia last summer has pleaded not guilty hall spencer from member station w c v e reports twenty one year old james alex fields junior appeared in federal court yesterday the not guilty plea upset susan bro mother of victim heather higher felt a little punch in the gut twenty did that fields didn't hesitate to mention medications he's been receiving jail an array of drugs frank ziobro depression bipolar disorder and adhd maybe that contributed to his boldness in court i just somehow expected him to sound more timid abashed while further hearings on the federal case have not been set the state's separate murder case against fields heads to trial in november for npr news i'm hawes spencer in charlottesville you're listening to npr news in washington the department of health and human services says an audit shows fewer than three thousand immigrant children remain in detention a federal judge is giving the government until next tuesday to reunite kids under five years old with their parents and until july twenty six to reunite all separated immigrant children and their families starting today bitcoin and other digital currencies are effectively banned in india ages third largest economy npr's lauren fair reports from mumbai india's central bank gave all the banks and businesses it regulates our lens money to three months to divest themselves from virtual currencies the most famous of which is bitcoin that deadline expires today the reserve bank of india says it's doing this to protect customers and curb money laundering india's top court upheld the ban earlier this week peer to peer private transactions aren't affected advocates say crypto currencies could help people in the developingworld send money to one another without bank fees but mining bitcoin and other virtual currencies requires fast internet and lots of electricity which are sometimes lacking here lauren fryer npr news mumbai a former navy diver who had volunteered to help rescue twelve boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in thailand has died government officials say he ran out of air while attempting to return to a command center deep underground search and rescue teams say they're running out of time to reach the kids members of the soccer team went missing two weeks ago and they became trapped by a sudden downpour that flooded the cave this is.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"A creating controversy that you don't need and so i presume andrew wheeler at epa will continued the policies that scott pruitt started only he'll he'll do it more more cleverly and especially and and more quietly and and just keep changing those regulations well and in terms of shining light on that jennifer reading some of the reporting here on mr wheeler who's a new name because he's he's coming into pruitt's job today former co lobbyists who shares pruitt's zeal undo environmental regulations but unlike pruitt he's viewed as as mentioned here tonight a consummate washington insider who voids the limelight has navigated the rules we lose friends and critics alike say he could prove to be more effective than his controversial former boss and implementing trump's deregulatory agenda and i wonder whether this is sort of the mike pence piece of the administration there's all of the controversial and sometimes frankly embarrassing conduct around the the more flamboyant members of the trump administration but then beneath that there is a hard right a group of people moving much more quietly and if so what if anything should be done about that jennifer well i think you're right that in essence this is trading up although scott pruitt had a great reputation he actually wasn't that affective a lot of his efforts at deregulation got tangled up in the courts and he really certainly set the ball in motion but he didn't get all that far on several major initiatives including his scheme to get rid of a car mileage scan standards so we'll see whether the new insider is a little bit more slick a little bit more clever but to be honest none of this is going to change until congress changes because what we're missing right now is a coequal branch of government that's willing to exercise oversight that's entirely absent right now and so long this trump and his cronies are in power and so long as the republicans are giving him a free pass nothing's really going to change what but i wonder and let me play gene some of the pushback we've seen because the usual calculus in washington is you can wait out any story and eventually things will move on and then trump era things move very quickly the pruitt story seems to be different in the pressure because there was a reporting piece of all this information it was a whistle blower piece trump's own people speaking out then there was a public peace i mean this is this is got to be one of the more well known more disliked epa chiefs in any party in a long time here was this moment that sort of captured a lot of civic imagination of someone confronting pruitt in person take a look to remind nice cares actually are violent believe in climate change and seriously all her children urging design of work your sandals she gene this is harder question but where does that sort of activism fit into keeping things on the front burner on the agenda in a way that actually matters because certainly not every civic debate we're having right now end with wait for the next election whenever that may be no i mean look as you said things move so fast these days and under this administration that is probably true that you can kind of survive anyone band story on less depending on how bad it is but but scott pruitt could not survive thirty seven bad stores could not survive the accretions of of impropriety after outrage after insanity that he just he ran through it was not possible and he was becoming a drag political drag potentially on on republicans looking ahead to the midterm elections i mean why would publican senators republican house members want to go out and have to defend scott pruitt's pursuit of ritzcarlton lotion and anna used mattress from the trump hotel why would they have to defend that they wouldn't want to there i mean i don't think anyone wants to even talk about it defended and yet here we are i take responsibility for anchoring the conversation david there are a lot of things that donald trump does that really don't get the the criticism they would if any other president did it i'm gonna play for you trump tonight i mean this is not believed story but here we are weak after this terrible shooting in a newspaper here we are talking about information we only know because journalists have reported out and this is what the.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Is this niche also within the last half an hour so the breaking news that's emerged is that scott pruitt this embattled for petulantly broiled in sub kind of controversy epa administrator is out he has resigned from president trump on his twitter feed posted at three thirty seven pm so about a half an hour ago president trump tweeted out i have accepted the resignation of scott pruitt as the administrator of the environmental protection agency within the agency scott has done an outstanding job and i will always be thankful to him for this the senate confirmed deputy at epa andrew wheeler we'll on monday assumed duties as the acting administrator of the epa of course the environmental protection agency or administration i have no doubt that andy will continue on our great and lasting epa agenda we have made for mendez progress in the future of the epa is very bright so pruitt is out and what took so long talk about a swamp creature and it's almost like he looked for every possible avenue to try to get himself in trouble to try to submerge himself in the swamp sludge and swamp gas i this guy found nooks and crannies to screw with at again trouble with the i think most people don't even know existed so he's out i'm looking at the various pieces of wire copy now i mean all these allegations i mean months and months of of allegations legal problems ethical problems and the president again just announcing in the last half hour that he's accepted the resignation of scott pruitt and listen pruitt very admired and lights in conservative circles from an ideological standpoint i think the guy was right on tap right on target was perfect i say on tap just pull the handle and there is nice foamy head but he just he just couldn't he couldn't help himself i i we just all of these controversies that have that have cropped up you know the a lobbyist lobbying the pa and and he rented a room for fifty bucks a day far below any kind of market value and just a lot of these relationships with lobbyists for instance the cone of silence the the special secret equipment to make his his office soundproof for i one is he did a code of silence i i mean not really like like in get smart but you know his first class travel millions spent on personal protection then a story came out recently on scott pruitt that he was trying to use his position to curry special favors he had aids of the epa run errands and try to get special favors then there was the issue recently that he actually contacted the ceo of chick fillet dan cathy and he tried to like what wink nod elbow into getting pruitt's wife a chickfila franchise it didn't come to fruition and you fro it is the former attorney general for the state of oklahoma and he actually had a storied career going after the environmental protection agency for overreaching overbearing environmental protection laws so i mean he was an adversary to the epa before he took over the pa so you know a lot of folks have clear shot and freud in savoring and loving this moment that the guy selfdestructed when you have a target on your back already you don't make the target larger again i agree with a lot of the epa rollbacks because and and of course that gives you an even bigger target from from advocacy groups and from protesters when you are part of the the biggest epa regulatory rollback in the entire history of the agency i they're gonna come after you i mean even if you're clean as a whistle they're gonna come after you so you don't increase the chances of getting nailed by doing all kinds of stupid things and a lot of this is just this is self inflicted damage self inflicted harm that pruitt brought him and it's a fair question why trump tolerate this for so long you know the deal is is that he was doing a good job inside the epa but you just couldn't survive with this type of controversy and it's just one thing after another was scott pruitt so he is out his resignation has been accepted by trump as confirmed in a tweet just a short time ago eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine the nationwide number here on schnitt eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine is hey get on.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Are these do these have the issues of family separation at the border scott pruitt swampy of of the swamp you know laura ingram as you said even even laurie ingram identifying that do these percolate into the midterm elections and because these are issues that were driving issues in two thousand sixteen right certainly you know that's one reason many people voted for donald trump because they thought that he could claim to clean up the swamp these big enough to have an effect i think so i mean it's not necessarily that people are focusing on it right now not in the way that we are in the beltway of the closer the midterms com a certainly these issues are going to be important pulls out recently immigration high on everybody's mind obviously depends on where you sit where you see this immigration issue whether or not you think the president's toughness is what's called for or whether or not you think he's administration has displayed incompetent in humanity in the way that they don't always seperation of from their parents so yeah i i think we're going to see this trickle down in vary a real ways for individual voters the main ones you wanna really look at or independence wing voters suburban white women how they feel in some of these swing districts places like virginia californian floor that they were big driving forces in some of the specials we've seen so far if you look at the roy moore election suburban women if you look at at the results in virginia election as well paul i think that's been the heart of the erosion president trump at forty six now he's about forty two that's not a ton of erosion but some any any politician would wanna grow from fortysix of fifty and the erosion is exactly where nia talk about it's in the suburbs with women and overwhelmingly women who have a college degree issues of clean air clean water especially important to them right they don't want their children what who goes to their kids rugby game in mom sit next wish we had more neurotoxins racial issues well a young voters conservative voters much more concerned about the economy and i think this shows trumpeter like okay well the president got rid of this so you know things move so quickly now it is july fifth i'd be very surprised if scott pruitt is going to be a factor in the metro now but had he hung on have there been more than that it was just an unnecessary way that probably did it takes a long maybe it's because of what amanda was saying earlier part of the calculation for the president would take a quick moment away from the panel to go to drew griffin us a new reporting new information about andrew wheeler who is the senate confirmed deputy who will now take over scott pruitt spot as epa administrator what are you learning and jim just some thoughts on wheeler and why the environmental groups fear him maybe perhaps more than pruitt if if the aim is to not get these rollbacks in the environmental by pruitt excuse me wheeler again is a product of capitol hill he worked for senator inhofe up in the set in it he worked at epa previously we are talking about the fact that he was just previously a lobbyist for for a major coal company but what environments that we've been working on a story and ticipant ding departure for a while now what environmentalist groups fear is that without the headlines that pruitt brought because of his antics his ethical violations the epa as policy will continue to work under pruitt's basically function without any of those headlines without any of the screaming stories about scott pruitt and therefore much more quietly this agenda to rollback regulations will continue somewhat unabated so there is fear that andrew wheeler now i guess acting as acting deputy acting administrator could be potentially even worse from the perspective of environmental groups because he knows how the.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from outside the box a podcast from walmart this season explores the increasing tug of war between time and money into days digital era subscribe now to outside the box on apple podcasts or wherever you like to listen hi i'm juliana and i'm currently sitting poolside to celebrate the fourth of july and my twenty third birthday and my hometown of altoona pennsylvania the birthplace of sheets this podcast was recorded at four twenty five eastern on thursday july fifth things may have changed by the time you hear this all right here's the show and happy birthday america hey there it's the npr politics podcast scott pruitt the most embattled member of the trump administration has resolved we're here to explain why i'm scott detro i cover congress i'm mara liasson national political correspondent and i'm scott horsely white house correspondent it's a bad day for scots so let's rewind for a second here we are back on this apprise weekday after the fourth of july all of a sudden as often happens the whole newsroom is yelling because president trump has tweeted breaking news mara can you do the honor of reading the tweet today donald trump tweeted today i have accepted the resignation of scott pruitt as the administrator of the environmental protection agency within the agencies scott has done an outstanding job and i will always be thankful to him for this and he went on to say that these deputy andrew willer is going to take over for him on an acting basis we need to talk about a couple of things we need to talk about all the policy pushes that pruitt has started to put in place at the epa but first we obviously need to start at the fact that if you had to say scott pruitt is out for this scandal or that scandal you wouldn't even really know where to start like we could do a lightning round actually let's do that let's do a lightning round of all the different scandals that scott pruitt was facing at the moment like popcorn well there was sweetheart housing deal where he was renting a room in a condo owned by the wife of a lobbyist for a very attractive rate of fifty dollars a night only for the nights he actually spent there he was flying frequently first class at government expense he was spending a lot of money on security are asking for a lot of money on security he spent tens of thousands of dollars.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Deal on a condo from a lobbyist who had business before his agency and excessive spending on security and first class travel president drain the swamp today explicitly lauded his epa chief for a job well done administrator scott pruitt thank you scott very much epa is doing really really well then you know somebody has to say that about you a little bit you know that's got people are really impressed with the job that's being done at the pierre thank you very much scott now hop was not today's only ep resignation also reportedly jumping ship was another close aide senior counsel sarah green wall both hop and greenwald came from with pruitt from oklahoma where he had been attorney general earlier this year we learned the pruitt had sought to use an obscure provision in an effort to circumvent the white house and give both of those individuals massive raises if you're committed to the trump agenda why did you go around the president in the white house give pay raises to two staffers did not my staff did and i found out about that you're staying changed it should be fired for that should not have been done and it may be there would be some accountability career personal political i don't know i don't know so you don't know who out about this yesterday and i corrected the action okay important to note that subsequent emails that have come out make it pretty clear that he was lying there but it's also important to realize that it's not longtime iffy staffers who may not agree with politically who were fleeing agency with today's resignations at least four political appointees people hired by president trump have left in the past three months and earlier this year for ep deputy chief of staff kevin chimneys ski who served on the trump campaign all right he's a trump dude and even appeared on stage with trump turned whistle blower on pruitt because he was so astounded by his behavior going before congress to detail wasteful spending on ethical behavior by the boss joining me now to break down the implosion epa to the top reporters on the beat new york times investigative reporter eric lipton atlantic staff writer elena plot who have both been doing reporting lanna let me start with you what happened in this phone call and what you were told that you were garbage.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Even so it does seem like scott pruitt might even be pushing it with republicans iowa senator joni ernst is one of a number of farm state republicans who are upset with scott pruitt anyway because that she she she says scott pruitt lied to her about the renewable fuel standard which is an important thing for iowa farmers beyond that though she sounded today like she was starting to get a little fed up with the ostentatious griff part of what scott pruitt is doing at that agency as well i will remain highly critical of administrative pruitt because not only do we disagree on the are of us but there are a number of other transgressions that we have seen coming out of that office directly tied to administrative pruitt and the way he spends money the way he misuses basically his office my words nobody else's but he is about as swampy as you get here in washington dc and if the president wants to drain the swamp needs to take a look at his own cabinet is about as swampy as you get iowa senator joni ernst republican senator calling on president trump centrally to fire epa administrator scott pruitt today she said part of as part of her remarks today that it's up to the president essentially she hopes that he fires him and in part that is about farm state senators being mad about what scott pruitt is doing concerning renewable fuel standards but in part it's also about every new scandal including today's absolutely unbelievable chickfila gripped.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Even if this was it even at this was the only negative news story that it ever broken about him just ask yourself if you think it seems feasible that he still has this job tonight after this was reported this afternoon so it's a simple story scott pruitt got sworn into be head of the apa in february last year february two thousand seventeen then march april may three months later may twenty seventeen unofficial working for scott pruitt at the sent this email from sydney hup at epa dot gov to dan cathy at chick fillet which is the fast food chicken place he's he's a an executive at chickfila subject meeting with epa administrator scott pruitt good afternoon mr kathy hopefully this email finds you well administrator pruitt asked me to reach out to you and see if you might be willing to get a time set up for the two of you to have a meeting if there is something i can work with to help get that facility if there's someone i can work with to help get that facilitated i would greatly appreciate it so this is an executive at an american fast food company getting notice from somebody works at the epa sending an email from their epa dot gov email address sending an official note that the head of the epa once a meeting so the sky responds within an hour yes yes i'll take the meeting he assigns a stafford set it up the staffer respond sydney thank you for reaching out to schedule a conversation between dan and administrator pruitt please let me know about any background or advance information on the visit in case dan would like to invite another member of our team to join looking forward to coordinating with you further sent from the chickfila offices in atlanta than this epa official writes back high oven the administrator didn't mention a specific time but i'll touch base with them to see if there is one what are some good times in the coming weeks that look good for mr kathy now all of these emails are going back and forth in the middle of the day on weekdays this is workday work this is the official trying to set up these meetings as part of her official duties as somebody who works at the environmental protection agency having her salary paid by you and i.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"And the administration of your agency prevents you from doing anything that is in fact worse than the administration of your agency directing you to do things that you might disagree with the third are still actual work stop for the sirens oh is it scott pruitt russian pausing right now because temporary studio and there's a motorcade going by it may or may not contain scott pruitt i think we're gonna see it contains for this probably mike pence gone to south america to be perfectly honest that's boring that's all right okay take a break talking about some ambulances sponsor this week by policy genius seventy one percent of people say that they need life insurance but only fifty five percent of people actually have coverage at least twelve percent of the population is procrastinating fascinating it's bad thing but if you've been a void in getting life insurance than actually congratulations in this case because while you were procrastinating policy genius was making life insurance easier so what is it housing is the easy way to compare life insurance online compare quotes just five minutes when it's that easy putting it off it becomes a lot harder you sit on the couch watching tv compare quotes while you're listening to podcasts genius helped over four million people shop for insurance place over twenty billion dollars in coverage and they don't just make life insurance easy they also compared disability insurance renter's insurance health insurance if you care about it they can cover it if you need life insurance but you've been putting it off because it's too confusing you dump the time checkout policy genius it's the easy way to compare top insurers and get the best value for you there's no sales pressure.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"His secretary of labor nomination the like alex cost has been a pretty head down secretary of labor alex as our has been very head down secretary of hhs like i feel like if we were seeing norma rozhin we would be seeing stories about the replacements for these dudes at a similar pace that we were seeing the stories about their predecessors but like the other thing that that flags for me is i don't know that we can say that scott pruitt is a unique deregulatory genius right like yes he's doing a bunch of stuff that is going to have a problem is going to create problems at the agency but i am still not convinced that he's doing that like a more disciplined ideologue who was committed to both deregulation and you know diminishing morale but didn't go over the line to just like the obviously dumb stuff wouldn't be a more effective administrators this is kind of by question for the conservative movement which is kind of maintaining something of hold on we don't like all of this excessive government spending what is scott pruitt's value over replacement administrator that like it's so worth it to defend a we'll have to see right because for up until this week or so there's been no deputy at but it looks like republicans finally sort of dragged together a couple of votes from heidi heitkamp and joe manchin to confirm this coal lobbyist guy as the number two idi pa once that's done republicans republicans have fifty one seats in the senate but due to the health problems of a couple of their members plus susan collins being wishy washy it's actually challenging for them to do tough confirmations but with mansion and heitkamp probably some other redstate dem's what will vote.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Weeks that shifts this you know when i think back to tom price for example stepping down it was a slow burn until his finally unacceptable but i think something that's like you said dare that's very different from the scott pruitt and tom price situations is this exact like working around the bureaucracy i don't think there was as much of an attitude at hhs they're certainly the people implemented obamacare but i don't think it was as much of an us versus them attitude it was less about secret conversations and you know a bulletproof does and escorts everywhere it was someone who really liked to take chartered planes in like who spend money on chartered planes and that was ultimately tom prices on doing but i think it is quite notable that pruitt has really had the president's support through all of this none of these we went through like five or so scandals that look like scandals to us at the start of this and those are not things that have led to you know the president thinking like this guy can't can't stay he's too much of a drain on the administration at this point there are a lot of stories about trump maybe firing some more people that come out every so often pruitt's name is mentioned in some of the stories but what it looks like at this point has been happening is john kelly really does not want scott pruitt still in epa thinks is a massive distraction he has been urging cabinet officials to think about what they can do legally and then take two steps back because something you can do is not necessarily something that's going to look particularly good donald trump is overriding john kelly for the moment but furthermore donald trump appears to still be at least somewhat considering the possibility that it looks like scott pruitt himself as like floated into the media at the beginning of the year that he could replace jeff sessions at attorney general with scott pruitt there's a lot of debate.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"I love that so much let me finish it do people really believe this stuff yes so much of the media is dishonest and corrupt so i love that sentence scott pruitt who is totally doing a great job but is totally under siege that is not even confidence like normally before you let someone like this go you pretend at least if if you're considering not firing someone you say i have total confidence in so and so because then if they stay it's not awkward the next time there in the cabinet room you know it's not like hey i remember what you said now i'm still here it's a bit like if a friend tells you they're going to dump their significant other and you say thank god he is the fucking worst and we all hate him and then they stay together that's john kelly's relationship with scott pruitt right now but those tweets are almost as good as ted cruz and rand paul's tweets did you see them i didn't plea rand paul and this is by memory so this is not a verb eight but rand paul's was scott pruitt is likely the bravest conservative in all of washington which was amazing and then also ted cruz is was it began i think obama and his media cronies are are out for scott pruitt so yeah that's a good place to close this out because well no scott pruitt's behavior is clearly indefensible that you can't defend a fifty dollar a night plays in like an expensive neighborhood in a bit you know where your daughter stays for free and where you only pay on the nights you're there and where you don't pay the rent in the lobbyists changed the locks like that's not legit and you can't defend a lot of the spending so they've gone to this place of they're not coming out right and saying we have to keep scott pruitt because he's an ideological fighter who's good at the fight and who we like and therefore we will overlook his transgressions which is ultimately what they're saying but they twist it to say he's only being attacked because he's so good at what he does for us and so we should dismiss it because it's not real because of where it's.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Scott pruitt these are patterns of behavior that he's been exhibiting from his time as attorney general and oklahoma one of the first things he did when he got into office he dismantled the unit that looks at environmental crimes in the state of oklahoma he decided to reallocate the money from that unit to the federalism unit which is all about attacking federal overreach which is about suing basically suing the epa he partnered with oil and gas companies energy companies to to to sue the epa that was that was one of the ways you i became first came to national attention was his battles with epa that's exactly right yeah i mean that's what he's been known to do so of all the incompetence that trump has put into different positions scott pruitt is actually one of the scariest because he knows what he's doing he knows the epa in and out he knows how to dismantle the agency and that's his goal the mission of the epa the statement of the mission statement of the is to protect human health and the environment right meanwhile scott pruitt is interpreting the mission of the to create jobs he he's got the wrong job you know this is not his his job book he's defending people who are causing earthquakes it's easy to describe them as this guy is like a movie villain right i mean that's very movie villain covering up for manmade earthquakes that sounds like an austin power like a fourth austin powers movie.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"We're told all sources that contacted the committee expressed similar concerns so tonight sixty four democratic members of congress signed a joint statement calling on scott pruitt to resign that was before the new reporting from the ap about the multimillion dollar security costs and that was before this new reporting tonight about his senior counsel and multiple staffers including current political appointees raising the issue with the senate staff senate committee that oversees the epa raising this question of whether or not drive us actually had to come to work in order to earn her senior counsel salary working for scott pruitt but like i said she has resigned as of this second scott pruitt is still in his job in don donald trump's cabinet but the night is young and stuff happens on fridays the one very high profile person who is definitely leaving washington tonight is hr mcmaster hope you saw this footage today to see this day remarkable footage of west wing staff and security council staff coming outside onto the grounds of the white house to cheer for him and applaud for him as he left the white house for the last time general mcmaster was fired by president trump about two weeks ago today was his his last day and he went out with this remarkable show of support from his colleagues and from white house staff today but he is now gone and the new national security adviser the president's third after mike flynn who is awaiting sentencing and hr mcmaster the new national security adviser john bolton is due to start on monday you probably want to stick a pin in that for now because there are real questions about john bolton starting on monday real questions out of today's news we get into that in just a minute with rolling stone reporter tim dickinson tonight.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Idea last month of giving these substantial pay raises to two of his new staffers so according to this multiple source report in the post scott pruitt is lying publicly about one of the things he's been caught out for in this scandal avalanche she that has currently turned him into a rolling epa administrator snowball but here's something new on top of that last week we talked a little bit about the amazing trip to morocco that scott pruitt took in december it was amazing for lots of reasons first of all he took seven staffers with him on the trip including one of the oklahoma staffers who he gave the giant race to and he's now denying it anything to do with giving irvy's but including her he brought seven staffers plus his security detail now the associated press reports just a little while ago tonight just within the past couple of hours that pruitt security detail was we now know a multimillion dollar affair according to new documents review tonight by the associated press quote epa epa chief scott pruitt's concerned for his safety came at a steep cost for taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers from investigating environmental crimes so those officers could instead protect him altogether the agency spent millions of dollars for a twenty member security detail that is three times the size as of his predecessors security contingent and hers was only part time.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Okay i think that this all phones at the pita the president after all he wanted scott pruitt even though i'm not sure the guy was qualified for the position i think he went into the job with the idea that he would get rid of the pa instead of making the epa better what what i would like can i think a great many of us would like is that these folks that take these positions would really work for the people don't work for it it ministration don't work for donald trump you don't have to be a democrat or republican just go to dc and try to do the best job you can for all of us and and that's where the the problem is it's not being done they get there and then they look out for themselves ronald thank you very well put i think many people would applaud that that those words and how you phrase that thank you very much for the call richard painter you talked about scott pruitt having ambitions to replace jeff sessions as attorney general in this cabinet i don't know what's going to happen their their stock about president trump prime to fire or attorney general sessions get him to resign but we all know what the end game is they're trying to fire robert muller at anybody gets involved at that is going to get themselves big trouble with scott pruitt or anyone else out if he thinks that the bucks died is a good deal well he could get you could be a guest of the government for free in a federal prison if he gets involved with firing robert bullard that is a very bad idea for anyone i don't care if it scott pruitt or anyone else they ought to stay away from that idea this russia investigation needs to continue its obstruction of justice to try to fire the special prosecutor it's not happening it's gonna laurie in cushing maine hind laurie you're on the air.
"scott pruitt" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Nobody in those jobs we are talking about scott pruitt's tenure as head of the environmental protection agency great panel today john harwood editor at large for cnbc robin brandon dir deputy editor of the online journal climate wire much more after this break i'm jane clayson this is on point we'll be right back these i'm linda holmes there's more stuff to watch these days than you can ever get too that's why we make pop culture happy hour twice a week we give you the lowdown on what's worth your time and what's not find pop culture happy hour on the npr one app or wherever you get your podcasts this is on point i'm jane clayson we're talking about the controversies swirling around epa administrator scott pruitt what about this listeners should he go why if you think he should stay why follow us on twitter find us on facebook at on point radio here's abc's mary bruce reporting recently on these ethical questions facing scott pruitt over his use of a condo owned by top energy lobbyists wife in a statement the epa senior ethics officials says she did not conclude that this is a prohibited gift at all it was a routine business transaction and permissible even if from a personal friend and the lobbyists tells us he's had no direct contact with the epa and here's maryland democratic congressman john sarbanes on abc news last week slamming scott pruitt for his use of that condo let's appears to be way way over the line i mean ethical blindness taken to the next agree and i wish it were a surprise but it's not great panel this hour was talking to robin bravender a deputy editor of the online journal climate wire and john harwood editoratlarge at cnbc robin run us through some of the things that scott pruitt has done so far he he's led the trump administration's efforts really to dismantle president obama's climate led legacy gives us a sense of what he's done.