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Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Bloomberg Opinion
"Strain was recently identified in South Africa and has been called a variant of concern by the World Health Organization The U.S. is imposing travel bans on passengers from South Africa and 7 other African nations starting Monday in a bid to help keep the variant from spreading The governor of New York has declared a state of emergency ahead of the potential arrival of the latest coronavirus strain Congress is going to have to deal with the fast approaching government funding deadline when it returns to work next week The government runs out of money on December 3rd Another short term funding extension could happen as the Democrats try to get something passed using their small majorities in the House and Senate Congress is also looking at other deadlines which include raising the nation's debt ceiling Treasury secretary Janet Yellen said last week she believes the debt limit will be reached on December 15th City leaders in Waukesha are holding observances this weekend in honor of the victims of last week's parade attack Brad.
Energy Secretary Doesn't Know How Much Energy Americans Need
"Biden authorized the President Biden authorized the use of the strategic oil reserve yesterday to combat U.S. gasoline prices. It's a fade. It's a fake. Three 50 million barrels of oil sounds like a lot. The strategic oil reserve is for dire national security emergencies. Donald Trump filled it up to the brim, and President Biden had taken up 50 million barrels to make a gesture. It may have a little tiny impact on three days of gas. Three days of gas prices. That's what it is. No other nations are Tapping into their oil reserves and a collective effort to bring it down, not going to work. The kind of amount of oil we consume in the world is one of those pieces of data that nobody really knows. It's so astonishing, high. Except maybe the secretary of the energy, right? The energy will know. How much oil we can. Let's go to her number two energy secretary Jennifer grant on The White House press yesterday. How much oil do we consume? Do you know how many barrels of oil does the U.S. consume per day? I don't have that number in front of me. Some suggest it's about 18 million, which would suggest your releasing less than three days worth of supply from the petroleum reserve. Why is that enough? It isn't enough. Not knowing, by the way, not knowing how many barrels of oil, the United States consumes every day. Why in the world would we believe the secretary grant on those? And if Rick Perry had done that, remember Rick couldn't remember the three agencies when he himself was on painkillers. She'd be if it had been him. He'd be roasted with the turkeys by
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"South Africa where the variant was first detected CBS News correspondent Deborah patta is in Johannesburg Scientists are working around the clock to determine just how bad the variant is but a jittery world is not waiting to find out and warnings by global health experts to avoid knee jerk responses had gone largely ignored The U.S. is joining countries in Europe and Asia who have already closed their doors to South Africa leaving international travelers frantic to get home The UK is one of the countries enacting a travel ban The new variant has already been detected there Health secretary Sajid javid This is a real reminder to us all that.
Get to Know Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie
"For those who are not familiar with your service in the Trump administration, your background. In multiple uniform services, rising to under Secretary of Defense, tell our millions of listers and viewers across the nation a little bit about your background where you came from and how you got to do what you do. Well, it's a very simple. I am the son grandson, great grandson of combat soldiers. I spent my youth at fort sill fort Bragg, and also, as you know, at the royal school of artillery, in lark hill, England. My father was a senior officer in the 82nd airborne division when I was in high school. So my calling was to serve the nation in national defense. My military service has been modest compared to that of my ancestors, but I will say that a formative moment in my life was when the hostages were taken in Tehran. Two things. One, outside of fort Bragg on Bragg boulevard a place you know well, a massive billboard went up that said Iran let our people go. And I had to pass that billboard every day on the way to school and as I got older, I thought, that's what we had become. Under mister Carter, a mendicant, begging the theocratic fanatics and Tehran to let our soldiers and diplomats go. And then the second experience was in my neighborhood. The day the hostage rescue desert one collapsed. And the MPs closed off our neighborhood. They took the name signs off of our homes, and they surrounded colonel Charles beckwith's home. He was the commander on the ground. And president Carter came on that day. And said this was all my fault. I'm the one responsible. That's quite a contrast to what we had in Afghanistan a few months
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Masters in Business
"Up COVID-19 testing after two cases of the Akron coronavirus turned up in England prime minister Boris Johnson called it a reminder the pandemic is far from over It does appear that on the cron spreads very rapidly And can be spread between people who are double vaccinated The British health secretary said today both cases are linked to travelers from South Africa the UK has already suspended flights from several countries in Southern Africa Doctor Anthony Fauci says there is no need to panic over the new COVID variant The White House chief medical adviser says the U.S. is taking precautionary steps to allow time to learn more about the variant beginning Monday that Biden administration is closing America's borders to travelers from 8 African nations The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday challenging the state of Mississippi's 15 week abortion ban the case stabs versus Jackson women's health organization is a challenge what pro choice activists have called a blatantly unconstitutional ban I'm Chris garageio And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom Governor Kathy hoku on Friday issued a state of emergency in New York in order to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases over the coming winter months by way of executive order hoke empowered the Department of Health to limit non-essential non urgent procedures for in hospitals or systems with limited capacity to protect access to critical healthcare services According to hoeke the order will also allow the state to move rapidly to acquire critical supplies to combat the pandemic The order defines limited capacity as being below 10% Staffed bed capacity Doctor Anthony Fauci president Joe Biden's chief medical adviser said COVID-19's omicron variant may well have already arrived in the U.S. he told NBC's weekend today on Saturday that I would not be surprised if it is already here Vice president Kamala Harris.
Pope after US Christmas parade crash: May good overcome evil
"Pope Francis is sending his condolences to the victims of the Christmas parade crash in Waukesha Wisconsin that killed five people the suspect in the case was expected to be charged with intentional homicide the Vatican secretary of state sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of Francis to the archbishop of Milwaukee Francis said that those affected by the tragic incident no he is spiritually close to them the pope also said he is calling for spiritual strength was triumphs over violence and overcomes evil with good I'm Walter Ratliff
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Other distribution points State health secretary Dennis Schrader says getting vaccinated and tested are two of the most effective ways to keep everyone safe Kate Ryan W TOP news Customs and border protection officers have seized $56,000 worth of glass bungs at dulles international airport The shipment of nearly 4000 of the water pipes arrived from China imports specialists confirmed the items violate U.S. laws regarding the importation of drug paraphernalia Virginia residents living in loudon county will be happy to learn that it's ranked one of the best places to live in Virginia Virginia's third most populous county tops the list of best places to live in the Commonwealth Stone rage which ranks number one is one of 5 towns and loudon county to rank in the top ten place Cascades came in at number two broadlands ranked number 6 while south riding came in at number 7 in lansdowne trailing at number 9 The study conducted by stagger uses data to assess the best places to live based on cost of living schools healthcare and more Arlington and fairfax county came in the fourth and 6th place Monique blither WTO P news Sports is next 1143 Are you single in surviving this pandemic all alone Do you wonder how you're gonna meet new people and even date as.
UK to probe racial bias in medical devices after COVID toll
"The British government's investigating with the built in racial bias in some medical devices led to black and Asian people getting sick and dying disproportionately from covert nineteen witness to cystic surface has found that in the first year of the pandemic up to March twenty twenty one black and south Asian people in Britain have higher death rates than their white compatriots even off to factors like occupation and underlying health conditions were taken into account health secretary Sajid Javid has said the pandemic had highlighted health disparities along race and gender lines he says that a third of intensive care admissions in Britain at the height of the pandemic well people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds more than doubled their share of the population Charles Taylor this month London
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant It's potentially more dangerous than the one that is fueled waves of infection on nearly every continent We are remembering the towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim who has died at 91 A fairfax county martial arts teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student I'm Michelle Morello W TOP news time 1131 The world is scurrying to contain the new COVID variant as new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in Southern Africa The new variant now officially named omen Kron has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines However despite the shutdown of flights it has become evident that the variant is already spreading Cases have been reported in travelers in Belgium Israel and Hong Kong omicron is a variant of concern because of its high number of mutations There's also evidence that it carries a higher degree of infection than the other variants That means people who contracted COVID-19 and recovered could be subject to catching it again It could take weeks to know if current vaccines are less effective against it I'm Karen Chammas Also the UK's health secretary now says two cases of the new coronavirus variant have been identified there Word of the new COVID variant sent stocks tumbling yesterday during Black Friday the Dow briefly filmed more than a thousand points The S&P 500 dropped 106 points or about 2% The price of oil fell about 13% the biggest decline since early in the pandemic Steven Sondheim has died at the age of 91 the legendary songwriter reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century.
Landrieu back in spotlight tackling infrastructure, equity
"Mitch Landrieu will be heading the task force coordinating more than a trillion dollars in federal infrastructure spending as mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu oversaw billions of dollars in infrastructure repairs when he took over the recovery from hurricane Katrina he's been out of the national spotlight since twenty eighteen although he was sometimes mentioned as a possible candidate for the democratic presidential nomination particularly after a speech supporting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee now the former Louisiana state lawmaker and lieutenant governor has been tapped by president Biden as the head coordinator of his infrastructure plan during a visit to Ohio with the vice president labor secretary Marty Walsh another former mayor says he'll be serving alongside Landrieu going to make sure that all of this money gets spent in the right way on high quality projects with American made materials there's political risk to a role managing billion dollar transportation projects Andrew Coughlin and former deputy mayor under Landrieu said his skill with logistics will be a strength in his new role Walter Isaacson the New Orleans born historian says lead you loves the geeky details of infrastructure and bringing people together Jennifer king Washington
US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain
"America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and a counter its use of suicide drones defense secretary Lloyd Austin's comments in Bahrain at the annual Manomet dialogue appeared aimed at reassuring America's Gulf Arab allies as the Biden administration tries to revive the nuclear deal which limited Iran's enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions United States remains committed to preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon and we remain committed to a diplomatic outcome of the nuclear issue but if I'm wrong is unwilling to engage seriously then we will look at all the options necessary to keep the United States securities I'm Julie Walker
What's Your Civic Responsibility to 'Stop the Steal'?
"Welcome back to one on one with hands once again of the heritage foundation. Hans, we have to look forward. We have to hope that the states do what is incumbent upon them to make fraud as hard as possible. What is what is the role of the individual who's concerned? My wife is a trained election officer. So, you know, she does her bet. Every day we get calls here at this show. I get DMs, I get texts from people who say, that's it. I'm done. I'm not voting again. I'm a conservative, but they stole it last time, and there's no point. Now I can say to them, oh really? Did they steal Virginia? So this isn't just job a job for you or for state secretaries. Everybody has a responsibility do they not? Oh, oh, yeah, they do. And look, one of the reasons Georgia passed an election reform bill was because of a group of grassroots activists, some of whom I know, they all got together and said, we gotta have Georgia fix some of the problems we saw in last year's election, and they started besieging. Their state legislators down there and the legislators got interested. And that resulted in that election reform Bill, getting past. Look, the other thing that folks ought to do, besides being a poll watcher, working in a polling place is this. What has started happening, especially I know you've covered this. What has started happening at school board meetings across the country. Parents have started showing up at these meetings that normally they're always open to public, nobody shows up. Right. But Dave started showing up and they've started asking questions about the critical race theory propaganda being taught to their kids. In the county governments that run elections across the country, they have county election boards, and their meetings are public meetings. I was on two, one county such county board in Georgia, one in Virginia, we would have public meetings and hardly anybody would show up. Start showing up at those county board meetings and start asking questions. Are they doing basic things like comparing their county, voter registration list to the states, DMV list? To find people who've moved. It's all need to be taken off the list to find checking with state vital records departments of how people who have died so you can take them off the list. Start asking questions. And if the folks on the county election board aren't doing their job, get them replaced. Or run yourself.
Alejandro Mayorkas Struggles to Notice Kids in Cages
"Alejandro mayorkas is the secretary of Homeland Security In the course he doesn't believe in Homeland Security so there's an irony He was deputy secretary under Obama and he learned well under Obama His family Cuban immigrants but he doesn't seem to have learned a lot from them because Cuban immigrants are quite conservative They love this country At Ted Cruz put it to my orcas very very well and I'm going to let this play out without interrupting it It's about almost two minutes Cut one go How many children have been in the Biden cages and calendar year 2021 Senator I respectfully disagree with your use of the term cages Fun You can disagree with it How many children have been in the Biden cages I've been to the Biden cages I've seen the Biden cages How many children have you detained at the Donna tent facility in the cages you built told kids How many children have been in those cages A senator I can provide to you the following figure that when and let me say that when a child it's a simple question how many children have been in those cages I respectfully am not familiar with the term cages and to what you are referring There are enclosures in which they are locked in in which I took photographs and put them out because you blocked the press and didn't want people to see the Biden cages The secure facilities in which they are locked down in Donna that those facilities how many children have been in them Senators there are three types of facilities The Donna tent cages The Donna tent city Let's take the Donna facility How many children have been there That is a soft sided facility It is not Okay are you going to answer the question how many children have been in that facility I will have to circle back with you with the precise
China Warns US About 'Playing With Fire
"President Biden and general secretary G have concluded their Zoom call, it went a long time and there were read apps on the United States side and there are redoubts on the Chinese side. I think what's most important, The New York Times is reporting the Chinese readout shows general secretary G bullying, President Biden on Taiwan. Irene, China's leader Xi Jinping, this is The New York Times. Urged the United States not to test his country's resolve on the question of Taiwan and island democracy, Beijing claims as part of its country. We are patient and willing to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with the utmost sincerity, mister GE told President Biden, according to a readout of the meeting, released by Chinese state media. But China will have to take resolute measures if the Taiwan independence separatist forces provoke compel or even cross the red line. In vivid language that has come to define Beijing's steadfast rhetoric, mister G criticized politicians of the United States who he said sought to use the island status as leverage over Beijing. A trendy described as dangerous. Quote, it is playing with fire. And if you play with fire, you will get burned. The Chinese readout cited mister G
Why Is Washington, DC Suddenly Concerned About Borders?
"Is why all of a sudden is Washington, D.C. concerned about borders. If you want to get Washington, D.C. really fired up about borders. Don't talk about the southern border. Don't talk about the border between U.S. and Mexico. No, no, no, no. The border they get really fired up about? Is the Ukrainian Russian border. Now, let me be very clear. Vladimir Putin's a thug, okay? I'm not a Putin apologist. There are some people that do that. I think it's kind of weird. I'm not really into that. He's obviously kind of an autocrat. But am I kind of like wake am I spending time at night wondering or concerned whether or not Vladimir Putin is going to expand the Russian border by a hundred miles or not? I couldn't care less. But for whatever reason, there is this new campaign through Republicans to demand U.S. troops to go to Ukraine and defend Ukraine against Russian aggression. Secretary of State Anthony blinken said that he's a concerned about reports of unusual Russian military activity near Ukraine. He added, as we've made it clear any escalator escalatory or aggressive actions would be of great concern to the United States. Why? Why would that be of great concern? Again, I'm not like a Russian. I'm not like a Russia fan. But our own border is being compromised. Our own borders being invaded. Our country is being invaded. Why am I supposed to care about Ukraine again? What does that have to do with us? How is that an existential threat to our existence? And warning to Russia blink into the Biden administration, officials know its playbook, pointing to Ukraine's escalation in 2014 under the Obama administration. Although Russia's intentions are uncertain, the presence at the Russia's elite first guard tanks, an army lens credibility concerns that Russia is planning additional incursions into Ukraine territory. Republicans urged the administration to quote immediately consider an appropriate U.S. Military presence and posture in the region and to initiate appropriate intelligence sharing activities in the U.S. and Ukraine. Why are Republicans not calling for troops to go to the southern border? Why do we want American troops to go to the Ukrainian border, which might be a good cause? Find whatever. Stop Russian aggression I guess we're supposed to care about stuff like that. But our own borders being
Biden and Xi to Meet Amid Economic and Military Tensions.
"To the bad day for the world. Joe Biden is going to negotiate with general secretary G the genital maniac running China now today by telephone. So we might not have a country by the end of the day. What do you think G says did the first person after he gets off the phone with President Biden? What do you think he turns to the guy who says to him in Chinese Mandarin? Yeah. That's what I was looking for. What do you think he says? I think he says that guy's an old, or do you think it's move up the plans for Taiwan? Is that what he says? No, I think he says if I were to work to him a little bit more, I could have gotten Canada too. I could have gotten Canada. It's like the Treaty of Paris in 1763 when Great Britain got Canada from the French. This could be a bad day. They're meeting by Zoom call.
UK police: Blast outside hospital was terrorist incident
"Britain has raised the terror threat level following a taxi explosion at the weekend the government has increased the terror level to severe meaning an attack is highly likely the decision follows a taxi blast in Liverpool on Sunday that killed one person home secretary Priti Patel says the terror threat level has been raised because they have been to attacks in the space of a month British police say the explosion in a taxi outside a hospital to kill the man is being treated as a terrorist incident but the motive remains unclear three men in their twenties were arrested in Liverpool on Sunday a fourth detained since all are believed to be associates of the dead taxi passenger I'm
Qatar to represent U.S. interests in Afghanistan, Blinken says
"The Gulf nation of Qatar has agreed to represent the United States in Taliban run Afghanistan secretary of state Antony Blinken says the US will have a protecting power cutter will establish a U. S. interest section within its embassy in Afghanistan to provide certain consular services the American embassy in Kabul is closed and this is a sign there is no intention to reopen it soon all U. S. forces got out of Afghanistan in August what about the Americans who are still in Afghanistan all U. S. citizens who requested assistance from the United States government to depart Afghanistan and of we've identified is prepared to depart and having the necessary travel documents have
Brian Kilmeade Explains Why He Wrote 'The President and The Freedom Fighter'
"Well number one it's a relief to do a book like you and I have friends and you would have me on if I had something on the history of sewing We would have and that was really why I cared about it But that's to know And yet sad that the issues that I'm talking about in the 18 50s 1860s is still exist today Not to the degree it is but we're still talking about racial unrest We're talking about an equity We're talking about reparations We're talking about how to handle it how to equal the playing field without making it unlevel for either side and how much anger we should have And then we watch conduits to rise go to the view And at the same excuse me I keep in the segregated south I don't want to make white children feel bad or something they had nothing to do with I don't want black kids to feel like they're victims And please don't let you survive on segregation because you can go to a movie theater or sit in the front of a bus and she wants to play and be killed because they were black but she led this country as Secretary of State national security adviser sovietologist in this country in 8 to two presidents You can accomplish anything even if the playing field is an equal And even if there is something unjust and nobody personified that better than Frederick Douglass Dan whenever we're going through we weren't out going into savoring We did that We know our parents We know of birthday Even if our parents are bad what about having none What about not even knowing who your siblings were What about not having close into your 7 8 years old What about is it by the time you escape and find a way to get free and by hook and cook to learn to read and write within 7 years of getting your freedom right to your biography and becoming an international bestseller and soon a lecturer whose statue sit in Scotland Ireland Germany and England today So dude I'm not saying we can all be Frederick Douglas but please don't tell me your circumstances so bad Life isn't fair I will never achieve I will never offer also soft pedal We the original sin of America No one will And I don't want to I bring quotes not opinion
Biden Administration Blames Everyone but Themselves for America's Mess
"I had a great editorial by Jonathan Tobin over the New York Post. About the way the Biden administration is blaming everybody and anybody but themselves for the mesh that this country is in right now. Look at what I mean, if you're worried about the shortage of goods and the due to the supply chain crisis, you're right to be worried, but Biden and his team are blaming us. And it's not just the Biden administration, it's the anti capitalist media beast. Have you seen lately some of the articles about how we buy too much? We're just buying too much stuff. We should opinion pieces in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlantic Time Magazine and Business Insider argue that the supply chain broke because we Americans want too much. The desire for goods itself is just fundamentally wrong. And these articles claiming we buy too much stuff have proliferated as a way to direct the narrative away from the administration's incompetence. It also reflects a growing contempt for the consumer economy. A contempt that feeds off the near religious belief that capitalism is destroying the planet and is part of the over the top hysteria over global warming. This is an ideology, the ideology says as Jonathan Tobin writes. It's an ideology that believes that we deserve to suffer because of our supposed excesses. This is a desire to blame the victims of an ailing system for their natural desire for goods and to keep our economy humming. What does Biden do? Biden blames us? The White House brush secretary Jen Psaki. Mocked consumers, calling the crisis, the tragedy of the treadmill delayed. The transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg simply shrugged his shoulders. And shed the problem will continue well into 2022. Biden himself is complacent. Saying just this past weekend that voters really aren't smart enough to understand this.
House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 10 former White House aides
"House investigators have issued ten more subpoenas closer to Donald trump's inner circle as they investigate the deadly January sixth capital insurrection another batch of subpoenas has gone out seeking documents and testimony from key insiders like trump's press secretary Kaylee mac Anne and his senior policy adviser Stephen Miller the panel alleges Miller helped spread false information about alleged voter fraud and that McEntee was with trump as he watched the insurrection unfold and spoke that morning at a rally lawmakers are working to find out more about what trump is doing and saying as his supporters violently stormed the U. S. capitol the panel's now issued more than thirty subpoenas and has interviewed over one hundred fifty witnesses Jackie Quinn Washington
Chris Rufo Describes How to Address CRT and Cancel Culture
"And we're back one on one with Chris rufo. What is your message in terms of what has to be done? Because this is scary. The new Secretary of Defense had a universal shutdown of the military for 60 days after the inauguration to find the extremists in the white supremacists is just frightening. And he used the word enemies in his Senate hearing to talk about people inside the U.S. Military. What should be the response of people like you and I who have a platform, the senators, the political commentators to address that version of critical race theory in its most obscene. And then secondly, and lastly, to those who aren't Chris rufo or said gawker, what do you say to those who are really intimidated by council culture? Yeah, well, the military question is fundamental because you've seen throughout history what happens when the military enforces political ideology. I mean, this gets in very tricky territory very quickly. Certainly the attack on Tucker Carlson is way out of line. The senior members and the responsible people in the chain of command should immediately crack down on this because what will happen is that the military will be perceived as a domestic political tool that will then alienate half the country from the troops, which I think would be catastrophic for the country and for the military in particular. But the average everyday person, look, you have to speak out. You have to develop the courage, and I would give you one single tip that will make you in some ways immune to cancel culture in your local community. The people who have successfully pushed back against within local institutions have always rallied a group. It's very easy to cancel one person. If you're standing up at a school board meeting. But if you have ten people or 20 people or 50 or a hundred people, you can't be canceled in the same
OnPolitics: Trump officials violated Hatch Act
"A new report finds more than a dozen former trump administration officials violated the hatch act which limits government officials from engaging in campaigning activities while they're doing their government jobs the United States office of special counsel says at least thirteen officials broke the law in their willful disregard for the hatch act it prohibits government officials from using official roles to influence elections among those cited former White House chief of staff mark meadows presidential counselor kellyanne Conway adviser Jared Kushner and former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany the office of special counsel says it repeatedly warned the trump White House about the violations but the former president did not enforce the rule leading to recommendations that the law should be strengthened Jackie
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Gentlemen. Congressman cleaver carterton scott the significance of ahmad luther king maury ten years later currently will cruise that the drain number guys. Here we are ten years later. Kicking the vendor alive and fag. Just the existence of the monument memorial teaches us. I think How we have to stick to it. No matter would because otherwise money whether than bill and that we've got to continue to build monuments around That will stand the test of time in terms of the freedom. We continue to fight for emphasis. Where do you think king would about your name joe mansion. Well joe manchin voted for the rescue plan that is in the process of cutting chow poverty and have We're gonna make sure that. We greg scare significant progress in the infrastructure plan and the bill back better plan. And what are we doing those plans. It's not the end. We're going to continue fighting. Let me know hopper for you to mc program today ten years later yes such an honored mc the program ten years later. It's an incredible. First of all the monument is one of the most important as the only non president or former president to have a monument on the national mall. It represents something so significant for us and and just reminds us what over the last ten years where we've gone wrong. I mean we. We have to renew the fight of dr king. Because you can see it's under attack and this my heart is just still all of these folks here in remarks of the president. This is just a a wonderful day but it just charges me up. I hope it charges of everybody else. Does we have to fight back. And this is the moment. And this is the time in that monument to me represents that so i appreciate it. God bless thank. You thank you sir. You're sharing the okay more foundation men president here. These teams out here. Two years have flown by very fast. How probably memorial stands for democracy justice. Hope it love. It stands for all and to have all of the world to come through memorial three visits a year out. Stand with with mixed. We'll concentrate on programmatic pieces. So social justice fellows you leadership conference are compensation series things around the moral to help others give away food and other things that we did again to presidents that we have so outstanding. We have the top three people power. Today we have president vice president speaking house kick any better than but you so much. Glad you're here with mesh. Thanks for getting woken listening to make it plain. Please remember to listen like and wherever you get your podcast. Please give the show a five star rating and please do spread the word. Let's all continue to pray for each other during this pandemic in this police damage if all hearts and minds are clear it has been made play..
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"secretary" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Us it it it. It sent a sent a lot of p. p. e. r. way. It's sort of made its technology available to not just the us but a lot of the world in that region and then later on As as a pandemic sort of went through various phases over these last several months india was hit very hard with a spike in in in case outbreaks and the us reciprocated. Now they sort of see themselves now as in this together and it's sort of like as as as two of the world's largest democracies they feel an obligation to sort of you know lock arms and try to do something about this. Wsj foreign policy editor. Bob or leeann. Bob thanks again for being here. Great being with you and finally after sixteen months of remote work. Many ceos had had enough bosses across the country are calling workers back to the office despite uncertainty over the delta variant of cove in nineteen the wsj's chip cutter covers workplace issues. And he has more. Well many ceos. Say that it's hard to define. But they feel that projects have taken longer that their companies just do okay in the remote and hybrid era but they do even better when people are back in person. One example of this is the regional bank fifth third. The company had a big project over the past couple of months. That's a new checking product. They're putting together and one of the executives of the company told me that they felt like it was going okay but at some point there are thirty people on zoom calls everyone from bankers and marketers and all sorts of different folks and they said it just became difficult to manage but when people are back in the office the company said it made more progress and weeks than it had in months just feeling that really benefited from people being together like that. And that's what's news for tuesday. We're back tonight with the new show. If you like us please let us know by a rating and review. Wherever you get your podcasts. A mark stewart for the wall street journal. Thanks for listening..
"secretary" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"You. Know what alvin i said. We should do. Another segment right now. Did did ask metaxas okay. We should now do a mister postman. What's that song mr l. Let's just call it. Let's just call it a listener rights. Okay ladies and gentlemen now. A segment of a listener writes a listener. No one album. I just got a letter from a listener to give his name. No well it. Rhymes with jack conley. I'm not gonna. I'm not going to. I wouldn't say it. Okay it's just the initials j. c. kojak and we use which is not even error but it says this is incredible. Sometimes it's very funny. The next letter is very funny. This letter is really serious and it really moved me to tears. It says dear eric. I just completed your biography of bonn hoffer thank you for such provocative inspiring challenging read. I'm a catholic priest and so deeply appreciative of your work. I assure you writing and preaching will be different now. You have opened my eyes. Thanks john. I'm not going to say the last name but it's a see i. I wanna tell you folks when i get something like this. You know you write books. I prayed so hard. When i was writing the bond hoffer book that god would use the book for his purposes but eleven years later to get a letter like this that this is a priest saying that his writing in his preaching will be different as a result of reading this book. Now i know it's not. My book is the life of bond hoffer but the idea that i had the privilege of writing the book. So if you're looking for good book let me recommend my bag. Fubon hoffer not. Because i wrote it but because it's it's kind of the best summation book if you're going to read a book you want his whole life and just to be clear you don't have to be a priest or minister to read it. It helps but okay. Here's here's a letter now. This letter is serious. But i found it so funny i said i gotta read this on the air. I'm not going to mention the guy's name. But let's just say it's joe l. This is a real letter. The title in the email was. Your selection of only men is short-sighted and then it's it says the eric after enjoying your seven men book graduates edition i add misgivings about approving recommending or gifting. It and wondered why your picks lacked diversity as the number of women is zero. It's unlikely seven men will inspire female graduates. Your selection of only men is short sighted. Man that hurts. yeah so. I had to respond to joe l. and i wrote this. I'm not joking. That's the letter i got. And this is my response. Dear sir perhaps you will find my seven women book more diverse. Here's a link for you to purchase that book. But i must warn you upfront. That seven women does not include any men. I'm not sure what can be done at this point. But i thought you should know. Thanks for your email sincerely. Eric metaxas author. That's a real. That's a real letter. Somebody was upset that my book seven men graduates edition didn't include women and i don't really know how to respond to that because it hurts it stings because seven men. It's a fact folks. i'm not going to deny it. You know when you're when you're when you're wrong you're wrong. Seven men has no women in it. I'm guilty. You are and seven women to to double down on my non diversity. Seven women has no men in it. Oh what are you gonna do. The books are printed their published out people buying and reading them and being blessed by them. I'm sorry but you know big man to admit all this. I must thank you. You're welcome thank you my next book coming out. Seven drag icons joan collins. We got share. It's unbelievable all right. Let me be clear. Neutral dot com thirty percent off. If you use the code eric. That's this week. Only the extended it this week. Not joking jump on it neutral. Medics dot com thirty percent. Use the code eric..
"secretary" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks it's ask metaxas time. That's right. I'm playing the role of taxes. And you acce the questions or ask depending on where you're from ask metaxas. This is going to be kind of lightning round ten minutes. We've only got like six minutes and thirty seconds for this round and go. Oh okay here we go. How always is tim. Keller question number one is. How tall is tim. Keller that's question number one. I said people could ask me anything. Okay but i was not expecting that. Yeah i'll i'll answer it okay. He's about six three and a half. I'm not kidding. But the weird thing about. Tim keller is look. He's a friend. He's been a friend for years. Tim keller is kind of a big guy. It's like sebastian gorka from a distance. He looks you know normal. He doesn't look tall. Then when you get up to him you realize he's really tall. So when i say next to him i feel tiny like sebastian gorka. Because they're just they're normal. Proportions are normal but they're huge. But can i add grew quickly. You look normal until you in part and then you see me in person and realize a freak. You're like bus freak. I tell you okay redel. When will you have jordan peterson. Or finagle an invite to his podcast. Okay i'm really sick of this question. Everybody says this when you can have jordan peterson. What are you going to give you a minute. Are you friends with jordan peterson. Why don't you get him to invite me on his podcast. Tell him he needs to reach out to us. Because he's jordan. Peterson he's kind of a big deal. And it's kind like when you gonna paul mccartney on when you get ready to have him on now but he's kind of hard to get to so if you have any connections elton john. Paul mccartney jordan peterson please. Folks go to their website. Badger them tell them to contact us. That'd be nice gesture. Okay this is the ask metaxas. Lightning round question three book recommendations. What are you reading. What am i reading your assuming i read. Actually i'll tell you the truth what i'm reading. I'm reading don quixote or the quick as it was referred to in the nineteenth century by pretentious british. People don quixote written by set of this don quixote is one of those classic classic classic books that everybody raves about. But i've never read and people assume since i'm eric metaxas. I've read everything folks very far from very far from it. I am deeply ashamed of the abc's in my Reading so i was in Kansas city with the mike bickel and company and in the book line. Someone came up to be now forgetting his name. I just read it this morning. Because he signed my book and he starts talking to you about clarisa and about About don quixote classic books from previous centuries. Kalisa don quixote like seventeenth century books and. i thought i'd never read them and he was going on and on and the next time i came to kansas city. 'cause i came back for sean event and then i went back to kansas city. He hands me. A copy. Of don quixote that bought for me. And so i said i get to read it bon hoffer raved about don quixote and in my book on bond hoffer which i recommend He raves about don quixote which he read in the original spanish because he's brilliant you know hotshot bon hoffer and when he was in spain as a very young man. He a as a youth pastor in german congregation in barcelona or but alone as as the burst. Bolognaise say and so don quixote's what i'm reading right now. Thank you for that question any other questions. Yeah how do you pronounce bankers bangor gore us is pronounced bang. Bangor not bangor bangor and by the way. That is a shibboleth a shibboleth. In the in the in the old testament. There's a moment with the people who are from the place called shibboleth they pronounce it sybil eth- and everybody else pronounces it shibboleth and so as their crossing the stream. It's like they're asking them where you from. If they mispronounced it. They know they're lying. And they them. So a shibboleth is a word that divides the locals from the non locals. Quincy massachusetts the same kind of thing. Everybody reasons as quincy. Quincy quincy but the local sake quincy so bangor is a shibboleth. Say bangor people. No you're not from bangor next question. Okay if you're from pittsburgh if you call it the bird than everybody knows your from pittsburgh now. Any plans to come to chicago this year. That's the question you know of all the ask metaxas questions that i've done in the segment this is by far the most recent and it's challenging any plans to come chicago this year. Now here's another thing it's like. The jordan peterson question. When people say to me eric give any plans are. Why don't you come here. When i need to be invited. I don't just like show up at a church or school in chicago start lecturing. I need to be invited. So if you are affiliated with oh. I don't know the moody church or some some mega church. is willow creek still open If you're affiliated with a big church ask them to invite me if we can work it out. I will come. I would love to come. It's been a while since i came to chicago. I would love to come to chicago. But i have to get invited. That's a rule that i have. If you invite me then. I can say. Eric would like you to invite him to hawaii as well. And now if you're from a church there of course yeah. How do you respond to the claim. That god is different in the old testament versus the new testament. That's a tough question. Well there's there's a one word answer for that. Can you guess what it is pass. That's not the word. oh the. How do you respond to the claim. That god is different. In the old versus the new testament. Well the one word answer that i would respond with is jesus there you go. Jesus who is god and cornet whom i worship as the second person of the trinity clearly saw the new testament and himself as the fulfillment of the old testament so there can be no disparity unless you read them sloppily in other words unless you don't know how to read it or understand the context. But if you understand the context you understand in the old testament. God is preparing people for himself. The the israelites are his people and part of the reason he prepares them and chooses them is to bring the messiah into the world. Does the new testament and the whole point of preparing people for himself was sold. Messiah would come out of those people and then the whole world through the messiah could worship the god of the israelites. And so that's my short answer the long answer. We may do another time. We're just about out of time album. This has been a lightning round of ask taxes that folks every week. We're going to do this every single week. Be prepared all right. We're gonna come back final segment and then of course we've got our today. Which is another story. But we'll be right back with some exciting stuff down. I've got seven women on mine. Stone wants.
"secretary" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"For you. Thirty percent off. Neutral dot com. I'm not kidding folks. this is like it's over tomorrow. Neutral dot com thirty percent. Use the code. Eric and before continue alvin. I just thought i would meant. I don't know if you're sensitive about this. But i'm just sitting here talking trying to program and i noticed you're suddenly wearing an eye patch. Yes what did something happen. That i should know. I think it's breaking news. Obviously you did not read it. Because i already know that there is a new strain of virus. Okay and i'll world how organization and out there on on top of this thing. Now they were able to get us to wear the masks right for for the last virus. Will this one from the caribbean. It's called the pirate pandemic all so the one so the one from from china the china the hung flu pandemic from china. That's kind of like old news. You're talking about a new virus from the caribbean. This is the new right so it seems to enter through the right eye. So you're supposed to now wear an eye patch so on. i'm doing it. I'm trying to lead the way. I'm ahead of the curve on this. While you're telling me we should all be wearing eyepatches on a right exactly exactly so so it. It came from the l. Apparently came from hard to ride a bicycle. It does because you perception anyway so so. So you're you're already on this all right. They said it came from a feather market. Apparently caribbean yes. Sick parrot they think okay but some people think it came from an unsanitised beer tap at the pnc park in pittsburgh where the pirates play. But from pittsburgh. I don't wanna take that you know that's one way or another it's tied into pirates because you've got the parrot in the caribbean. Yeah or the the the pnc got now. They said that if it saves just one line just one life out of the eight billion on the planet we should all wear the eye patch and they said that a couple of weeks it might actually affect the left eye as well. It's a new variant strains. Yeah so i'm i'm getting ready. I'm ahead of the game. Oh look at this so you got to ipads a nats how you show love i. If you're chris care you want to show people that you care about them do you. Don't wanna get them sick. You're gonna wear me centered eyepatches and you know what it's the patriotic thing people. It's the patriotic thing. Either you wear the to eyepatches albert. I'm going to do this from now on you. Wear the to eyepatches. And you're basically saying to people. I love you i don't want to infect you. I don't want you to affect me. I'm anti infection. That's why i'm walking around like mr magoo. This is a blessed thing album. I just wanna say for your patriotism and for your agop pay love there. It is all those in your sphere. I just wanna say kudos to you. My friend kudos to you. And it's a beautiful thing when somebody says you know what's not about me it's about you and to show my love. I'm going to wear these two eyepatches. That is so awesome. The only problem though is when you drive a vehicle. It's going to be tough. You may kill other people that you wouldn't kill you know through the infection you may you may crash into them and stuff but you know what that will be regarded as a pirate pandemic death anyway. So who's whoever's keeping score the only way you could die from these flus. So i would just say go for it dr blind and you know what we're supposed to drive by faith and not by sight various. Oh the even the idea of not wearing the eye patch in a in a way that's faithless. Okay that's trusting in the arm of the flesh and alvin. I just wanna commend you again. You drive by faith not by sight. That is awesome. I five. I hope yeah i hear it forget it said that all right forget it all right well okay anyway. I'm so glad we we But when that chance and take these off right now yes that's so selfish you i can't believe it Okay alvin in our next segment. Yes sir we're gonna do a winded from that common to my goodness In in our next segment I keep talking about this over the weeks. Ask me taxes people right in with questions. Usually thought flirt pitchy questions. I meant short pithy questioned. Whether we're the soviet thord his she questions. And i meant short pithy questions not thorpe and you went to yale. I never leave. Larry and i never. That never happened. The mom all right so anyway questions every. We're gonna do this every thursday so but today is wednesday and we had an opening somebody died from the pirate pandemic and we said you know what if they're dead. We don't want him as a guest. Let's just our own thing so we're going to do in the next segment ask metaxas. We've got some amazing questions. And i want to warn people that i'm gonna post on my instagram story every wednesday. We're going to be posting these things so get ready. Have i mentioned neutral. Medics yes thirty percent so as go to our website. He will need to be very clear on this. It's always twenty percent. And i'm not exaggerating. Because i was canceled on youtube. Our friends at new traumatic said. How can we help you. And then they said here's what we're gonna do. We're going to give your listeners. Thirty percent off. They're losing money on. This is my guess. So this is a gift from them to you to get you to try neutral medics. So if you use the code eric. Thirty percent off i. When does this end like today. I think it's at the end of the week. They extended extended it. Yeah they just wanna be clear. I'm not joking. Yeah nutriments dot com. Put in the code eric. She'll be thirty percent off but it goes back to twenty. So now's your chance to check it out as you know my pillow in my store dot com. Use the code eric. I'm afraid right a time when we come back a solid ask metaxas segment get ready. It's a lightning round version..
"secretary" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast
"Madly milk. Welcome back to the motto. Majority podcast today. Thanks so much. Appreciate having a having having you have me. Yeah absolutely well. We love our previous conversation back in episode. One one to talking about your career your life story from the very beginning you know your political career dating back to al gore's presidential campaign. I believe so. I encourage everybody to listen to episode one until after this episode to get to know your personal story a little bit better but today we are going to focus on. You know some current topics. Niger say before we get into that. You are the president and ceo of the organization. Asian pacific american institute for congressional studies or apec. Could you give us a quick overview of the mission and the goal of this organization. You're leading which. I think actually is a good background and foundation for other stuff. We're gonna talk about later on in this interview. Well absolutely so apex down at twenty. Six years ago by former secretary norm annetta when he was a member of congress. He founded it alongside on the congressional asian pacific american caucus k. pack which comprise of the api members of the us house and senate and so apex mission is to increase a representation at all levels of government <hes>. From community service to elected office and have them participate at all levels of the electoral process. Gotcha so it's interesting that you mention norman. Mineta who i think is one of the first cabinet secretaries of asia-american designed in our country. I don't know the first night check on that. The first right okay. So yeah. I think he was transportation secretary. He was actually commerce. Secretary and president clinton's administration got it and then went to transportation under the bush administration. Gotcha gotcha he has this. Unique history of serving the first cabinet secretary serving both administrations both parties administrations. And really i think started in important. I guess trend of representation that is about to end with the incoming biden administration. And we're talking about as we are a few days before job and becomes president to be inaugurated. This will be the first time in close more than twenty years that they will not be in asia. American or pacific islander as a cabinet secretary in an administration whether it's democrat or republican for the first time. And you as the leader of a pack which is a nonprofit has spoken out quite a bit about a lack of representation. Could you share with us. What is your view of what is about to happen with this. Lack of representation in the incoming administration sure dodge. Obviously we have an incoming vice president. Who is a pi asian american. She south asian descent black vice president-elect kamla harris and also to cabinet level positions. They don't head up an executive department of which there are fifteen. And that's catherine tie. Vr and near attendant. You know the to cabinet. Level positions obviously have a lot of influence and i will just use the word sides <hes> the congressional hispanic caucus and the congressional black caucus as well as k. Pack when they sent a joint letter over a hundred and fifteen members of congress to the by the administration saying close to equal equal. And so that is that those were their words and so <hes>. And so you know. I cabinet secretary heads of an executive department. And there's only fifteen of them and so when you think about that fifteen how's that diversity including asian americans. It doesn't because there isn't one of the fifteen a. I applaud the administration for their work in trying to expand diversity in having openly. Lgbtq individual leading agency <hes>. And native american woman of half of the cabinet will be women so all those great things. So if you wanted to find diversity and not include asians in the fifteen than i need to ask you. What is your definition of diversity. Because we seem we've seen this play out and other places where the state of washington. I think they're department of education. Basically categorized asian americans as white so obviously a different definition of diversity.
"secretary" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Secretary Alex Cesar says to expect even more doses for next week. We have allocated another approximately two million doses of visors vaccine for jurisdictions to use And if Madonna's vaccine is authorized by the FDA in the coming days, we have allocated nearly 5.9 million doses of that product. The Fizer buying tech vaccine was the first to win US approval and in communities around the country. Some health care workers are receiving the first shots. President elect Biden has nominated his campaign rival people to judge to be the next secretary of transportation. Mr Biden says Buddha judge will bring a fresh voice, The Washington he's got a great perspective. The mayor that solves problems and brings people together. He's got a vision of the next generation leader. And they would experience in the temperament to lead changed today. Today, Buddha judges the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Wall Street, a mixed days the Dow was down by 44 points to 1 30,054. The NASDAQ Rose 63 to close a 6 12,058 and the S and P 500 Advance. Six more on these stories, a town hall dot com. Here's coach's corner sponsored by Merrill guided investing When California hired Joe Cap is head coach in 1982, the former Pro Bowl quarterback often let players make up plays with random laterals at the end of practices that fun way of blowing off steam actually made its way into the cowl playbook down 2019 with four seconds left to rival Stanford. What ensued was a five lateral 57 yard touchdown play, concluding in the Stanford Band, which had taken the field known simply as the play. It closed at a wild seven and four season for cow. Yes, I'm not commuting anymore. Where do I really want to live? Well, you handle life's questions. Merrill. Guided investing helps you manage your portfolio and invest for your next move with the option to work with an advisor at a low cost.
"secretary" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Water with a touch of true fruit flavor. The world reacts to the us election we hear from the middle east. Look we have no illusions. He is no savior bangladesh. Extreme neater leave. It's been a complete made by tech also from mexico. Europe and from south africa a sorority sister from alpha kappa alpha. I'm marco werman also on the show today a little hope and the quest for a coronavirus vaccine pfizer claims. Its vaccine is ninety percent effective so far and how the nba has charmed. It's way back onto the airwaves and china dot. Phantom never stopped if anything i think. The fans doubled down in their efforts to keep connected to their favorite stars. Those stories and more today. Here on the world. I'm marco werman and you're listening to the world. Nothing is surprising anymore. And the trump white house this afternoon. President trump fired the head of the pentagon defense secretary. Mark esperer whom trump believed was not loyal enough and yes. The president announced the decision on twitter. Leon panetta is a former defense secretary. He also served as director of the cia and white house chief of staff leon. Panetta did secretary esperer and other top pentagon officials. See this decision coming well. I'm sure there have been a lot of indications I was asked about whether he resigned last week and he had not There were a lot of rumors that the president was going to go after S for one way or the other so it probably was not a surprise to have the president Go ahead and tweet that. He was firing the secretary of defense says as consequential as that is because i think it comes at a very critical time when a country is going through this edition now from one administration to the next and to create uncertainty the department of defence It is not is not smart because of the defense department's involvement in covid nineteen And challenges around the world and also with regards to dealing with the divisions here at home as well so it's not a good not a good move by the president. The united states was going to ask you. Do you think secretary experts dismissal. Some have suspected as payback for his comments after he accompanied president trump on that now infamous walk across lafayette square outside the white house in june. Is that what this is rooted in Who knows uh. What exactly leads This president To do anything Obviously secretary espa was certainly loyal to the president's priorities and policies With regards to national security but obviously he raised questions raised questions about the role the military particularly after the demonstration at lafayette park and felt that the military was being misused as did other military leaders He was Concerned about Just arbitrarily reducing forces abroad That without any kind of condition spaced requirement with regards to reducing those forces Andy obviously was interested in moving ahead and renaming a military posts And removing the names of confederate generals from those posts. Something that congress was supporting but obviously the president was not so. They're obviously some differences. That played in to what the president did today. Who's next in line for secretary defense and what's at risk with you as adversaries if there's essentially a placeholder for the next three months well my understanding is he's asking The head of counterterrorism to to Act in that role in in the interim and it just It makes it much more difficult For the department of defence In the military leadership to do its job because somebody coming from something that is not directly related to Department of defense and trying to administer A department of almost three million people Two million uniform a million civilians i. It's just not going to be easy to be able to go in and and the fact is It it isn't going to. It isn't gonna make much difference. I mean what it will impact is whether or not we'll be a smooth transition to a new administration which there should be But it's pretty clear from this president. He's behaving that. That's the last thing he's interested in. And when you suddenly remove The secretary from the department and you start removing other people It's just gonna make it that much more difficult to have a transition to a new administration former defense secretary leon panetta. Thank you very much for your time. Today you're welcome. It took a few days to get there but the results are in congratulations from leaders. Across the globe are flowing to joe biden and kamala harris will hearing throughout the show today more reaction so the historic election results here in the us but not from mexico. President andres manuel lopez. Doors refused to acknowledge a winner in the us election in quantum last journeys tells us he said this morning. That mexico's constitution prohibits him meddling in the affairs of other countries from mexico. City the world's valencia has more on the reactions. Their mario espinosa was born and raised in southwestern idaho his parents immigrated there to the us and still live there and even though he now works for an ngo in mexico city. I'm still registered in idaho. If you know. I'll fatah voted for joe biden. But he celebrating just as much as he is who lost. I'm so relieved that donald trump was not reelected many. Us citizens who are registered democrats and live in mexico supported bernie sanders in the primaries and biden in the general spinoza. Alfredo among them says that has a lot to do with who biden was running against. We might not agree with our system right now but we agree that we need to have a democracy. That's what we love. I mean we might have differences on how the government should function but we believe that the government should continue functioning that was the difference between trump and biden so. Spf alfredo says. He's going to continue advocating for issues like medicare for all or trade policies that are more favorable for workers in both countries. And he says that's more likely happen under a biden administration. I voted for him. I made sure that my entire family voted for him. Except for the ones who are now trump supporters which we know now was a factor in this presidential race americans of mexican background supported both biden and trump. And that's something that when you aren't being has been thinking about in mexico city that is not a us citizen but during the campaign. He was working to get mexican americans in the us to vote for the republican ticket. I think the mexican vote in the republican party will going up as slowly continuously and now that's better for mexico because we more possibilities we have people in both sides and while neither says he knows the. Us election is for you as voters to decide. He supports mexican. President and manuel lopez. Or who didn't offer. Congratulations right away. Bennett says that president lopez or other knows. There's a lot at stake a huge commercial partner with the united states. The last one and he must be carefully. Because what's hurry. Although few observers of american politics in mexico see it that way. Jose garcia is a consultant based in mexico city helping businesses on.
"secretary" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Secretary of State Mike Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, is taking heat for creating a commission to rethink the role of human rights in U. S foreign policy. The story ahead. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm no. Well King. Good morning, Jeff Sessions is out of the Alabama Senate race. Former football coach Tommy Tub Orville beat him in a runoff race. That means Tuberville will challenge Democrat Doug Jones in the fall, and it may be the Republican Party's best chance to take a Senate seat. NPR's Debbie Elliot has been covering the race. Good morning, Debbie. Morning sessions used to be pretty popular in Alabama, but it looks like this will be not just the loss but a pretty substantial one. What happened right? More than double digits, reflecting what the Poles had indicated, was goingto happen Throughout much of the campaign, you know, Tommy Taber Ville was really able to capitalize on President Trump's endorsement. Making his allegiance to trump his number one selling point. He promised that unlike Jeff Sessions, he won't let the president down when the going gets tough, you know session struggled to overcome being ousted his attorney general after he recused himself from special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Something that Trump went to great lengths to berate sessions for time and time again. He even made this robo call the night before the election in support of tub. Ravel have a cold direct line into my office that I could because you know, we had the Jeff Sessions thing. We gave it a shot. I had no idea it could be as bad as it was, but he had no clue. No love lost between Trump and sessions. That's a parent sessions, though, did hold that Senate seat for 20 years before he joined the Trump administration. What's he saying this morning or last night? Right. He was certainly a fixture in Alabama politics. He was a former attorney general of the state had been a U. S attorney in Mobile. He made a somber speech from the Hampton Inn in Mobile last night. Hey 73 years old now and said he ends his political career with no regrets and his integrity intact. I was on to serve the people of Alabama in the Senate, and I was extraordinarily proud of the accomplish that accomplishments we had, as attorney general on recusal followed along. I did the right thing, and I say the president's bacon in the process. Saving his bacon, meaning he maintains that he if he had done anything to somehow squashed the investigation, Things would have turned out much worse, but he didn't take that tone against the president until pretty late in the campaign. Andi, I think that hurt him. He largely ran a campaign up until the very end, based on his alignment with Trump's agenda. Making the case that he was all about tougher immigration laws and some of the same issues that Trump pushes long before Trump even got into politics. Tommy Tub Orville the winner. He does not have a long history and politics. What do we know about him? Right. He is new to this game, but he generally gets the celebrity treatment anywhere. He goes in Alabama. He is the former football coach at Auburn University. Early in his coaching career. He earned this nickname the riverboat gambler for Risky play calling, But he took very few risks in this runoff campaign, especially after the vote got pushed from March until yesterday because of the Corona virus pandemic. Taber Bill had refused to debate he largely avoided the media. His ads would hit these familiar themes that resonate with conservative Republican voters here in Alabama religious freedom, border security law and order gun rights. Andi came back to those issues and his victory speech last night from Montgomery as he turned his attention to his next opponent, the Democratic incumbent, Doug Jones. And Doug Jones, Alabama. The Second Amendment is a dream. It's just a thought. It's not in the Constitution of them. By God, They're not taking our guns just a little for shattering of what's to come in Miss Alabama Senate Rice, It's going to pull a lot of attention and probably a lot of money from both national parties. NPR's Debbie Elliott. Thanks, Teddy. You're welcome. This country founded on the idea of equality commonly offers its opinions of human rights abroad in that sense of special commissions draft report, due out this week is normal. The Secretary of state will release that report on how the United States should approach human rights. But how might the administration try to alter that approach? NPR's Jackie Northam reports. Secretary Pompeo admits that creating the commission on a nail you noble rights was going to stir controversy. The goal was to re examine the role of human rights in U. S foreign policy. Pompeo says that human rights has become an industry and that a proliferation of claims salutes the original meaning and impact of human rights. Here he is last year. We want to go back to first principles backto our founding documents, our declaration of independence. Our bill of rights. Focus on those things that are central to the understanding of rights here in America. The makeup of the Special Commission set off alarm bells. It's headed by Mary Ann Glendon Ah Harvard Law School professor known for her strong opposition to abortion and equality for same sex marriage. Mark Bromley, with the Council for Global Equality, says there's concern about the 10 other members of the panel as well. If you look at their academic work, if you look at their ideological perspectives, their very monolithic They all champion religious freedom, often to the detriment of other communities, particularly the LGBT community and women and girls who seek to exercise their sexual reproductive health. There were five public hearings where the panel had input from experts. Jayne Huckerby, director of the International Human Rights Clinic, a Duke University law school, and her colleagues attended the hearings. She said they felt frozen in time. Very limited, anachronistic visions of human rights were discussed on DH. Really rejecting the dynamic approach to human rights that emphasizes the need for evolution to extend human rights to previously marginalized groups. Others are concerned about the plans to release the draft report before a large crowd at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center during a pandemic. And Bromley, with the Council for Global Equality set this tone deaf to release a report based on the works of the founding Fathers. While many Americans they're focused on equality and the Black lives matter movement, I believe that Secretary Pompeo's personal views his professed religious beliefs and his political ambitions are driving this And from the moment this was created until the moment that the report is delivered with great fanfare in Philadelphia. This has been Secretary Pompeo's pet project. But Pompeo says countries like China and Cuba have taken advantage of the expanded definitions of human rights, and he wants to go back to the basics. Like diplomats promoting religious freedoms as a tour of the world. When we get this, right, we'll have done something good, Not just I think for the United States, but for the world there will be a two week public comment.
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"Eleven fifty five on the big shot clock That bright ORB in the sky that some of you are reported seeing as the sun. We haven't seen it for a while so I'm just pointing that out for you and is GonNa Make Disappearing Act later on this afternoon. It looks like friends. Hey We just had word a little bit ago from the folks. Minnesota THEIR STATE FAIRS CANCELED MINNESOTA STATE. Fairs canceled was to run toward the Labor Day weekend. Two point one million people attended that fair last year friends yesterday. The Ohio State Fair canceled as well Just shy of a million people attended that we'll talk about that a little bit later on. Here's one guy. Though that will not let range slow down his parade he is. Doug Pooch the folks from whistles and Doug is one of the guys that Has helped us secure seed to plant in the Corn Cam? Plot this year from whistles hybrid doug. How're you doing a? It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Today let me tell you you. You sent me a picture of some of this. whistles W Seventy eight seventy six that. You got poked in the ground there at Dallas Center and I know where you get all these measuring devices but you've got ways to measure just about anything and The the stand looks really very good. Yes is good. I was up in Whistles works tied up there by Dallas Center. This morning tickets. Stan counts verifying hybrid. Where we planted them. Rather a large plot with Tri County or tri-city egg and they've done a great job of putting that in that was in April twenty eight and it's in the V two-stage already so it's moving along. Yeah Hey Doug it's the India. What have you seen in the past week here? Crop growth slowing down a little bit with the cooler weather. Yes it did so down. We were slow and accumulate running units but What I'm finding the Corn Cam Block. Day that was planted April twenty second. And it's already an score stage and what's nice to see is that Spider the cooler weather. The roots of really developed nicely. We've already had the radical. And seminal rich really nice but then even better see. The normal routes are working down into the ground. That's really going. See that plan to sit. Goes forward this New Orleans lease with the You'll show and but they're pretty close together so it really has a shot up very tall yet. But it's it's ready to go any time we get this good heat this weekend. Just real quick. Because I've only got about thirty seconds left here Where are we at growing degree in behind now normal? We're a little bit behind but we got such a good start So we've been accumulating. Kinda slow here this last week. It hasn't been any fun walking fields this last week and his first day. I haven't had a good experience here today so we're GONNA be alright. Good enough start their second Second last week of Doug Pooch with whistles hybrids we appreciate the update from the Corn Cam. Plot on the big show coming up with us. We've reached lunchtime. Who Des Moines an iheartradio station and Katie are be one hundred point three HD? Two boy vailable everywhere with the iheartradio now number..
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"Because the acting navy secretary knew you were asked about this version of try one more time he did say in remarks to soldiers on the USS Roosevelt proved there was quote too naive or too stupid to be a command if you didn't think that way after what he said I I understand different language language but I don't want it let's let's not get into that it's tough language though there are some people that think all well he says it like it is look he made a mistake he should not have sent the letter for you should have gone through the chain of command which is the typical way of doing it zero he's in the military is a very important person in the military he knows it better than anybody in this room what he should have done and I'm sure he feels he made a mistake but I'm gonna look into it and I'm gonna see maybe we can do something because I'm not looking to destroy a person's life was had an otherwise stellar career as I understand it I look at this file just now because I've been seeing what's going on because we can save him if we can save a person's gray I don't mind going after person they did something wrong and you know but this was a mistake he made a mistake I'm not justifying what he did he made a mistake should be sending letters he's the captain he's a very important person in the military you don't send letters and then it leaks into a newspaper of all newspapers that was a beauty right so you just don't do that so it was a mistake but I may get involved I'll call as secretary of defense and find out a little bit about it and if I can help to people to good people I'm.
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"Post them online now. You can't if you change anything. He's not going to match so then when somebody that's a citizen comes in this is where you get into the streets. Citizens need to get in the streets not setting things on fire taking pictures planted. Thank you very for petitioning for government to make this part public. You know the process of casting a ballot is secret process but the process of counting. There's a public person yeah and it's not as if we're asking i agree with you like your name has to be associated with the image or any because our name is not even on the ballot for mayor and and so i think that one of the things in the earlier interview with the secretaries of state they mentioned that bow you know one of the things that is extremely beneficial is is not having the machines connected to the internet because that would be a whole who like a whole 'nother thing but what you're mentioning is that despite the it doesn't matter if connected to the internet or not what you want to make sure not that you necessarily want to go state by state improve that like you mentioned that there's some nefarious intent but just want to make sure that the technology your state has bought they are using to count votes is actually doing it accurately so it's not like you're complaining meaning making insane. It's one individuals the bag i just wanna make sure that things are done properly in order because computers can be from from the studies of all all the people that i work with. I work with some legit heavyweights one of these ladies she's written two books and mathematical physics like who can argue with the fact that she knows that you can you can kinda game systems. I don't think any system can't begin because this software and technology is older is not like you know we don't vote on like an ipad and the vote on something that is considerably inferior to the so the security mechanisms are just not going to be there in the current pushes for these ballot marking devices and it just the one thing about a ballot marken debates familiar to all right you put something in excel and you say copy and paste select a whole bunch of sales pace that can you find the original again no because because it's in russia so this ballot marking device is going to mark every ballot exactly the same way. There's no complexity today. So if i'm a bad actor i can just just reprint the election and refill in circles and say no because this ballot marking device is just registering your intent and showing you a cast vote record record. It's not the actual ballot so hand. Mark paper ballot is what you want so the ham mark payback out for the square on this background on this then you introduce complexity you advance adjudication say hey what was the vote is intent but you make it considerably harder for somebody to do something that is uniform and you you know statistically perfect like program or an algorithm that just goes through and in new york dominion. There's a study i actually serve on technical advisory panel for smart elections the WWW dot smart elections that US and i'm on his advisory panel and they did a study and the thing that takes the scanner. It's a scanner and a printer so the way you wait so we use the new york is a scanner and a printer wanted to try to certify now. It's like a dominion ice. Yes scanner and a printer so guess is what happens with the possibility of win under vote which means hey. I just want to come in and vote for president care about congress and all of these blank ballots can now if somebody kills you l. hat person. It's not saying that that's what's happening but the capability ability is there. Has anybody heard the term. Jailbreak iphone ipod get access to the rest of the feature which you know full disclosure. I used to jailbreak recoup like everything because i'm attack jailbreaks. I just broke my fire stick but anyway so you don't want that possibility. I don't want confidence offense that an election is good evidence that i can gain confidence from seeing some type of evidence and the best evidence you can give if i had in my way hand counted in public. You know let's spend money the margins on these you know less than inferior ipads. They got margins probably sixty seventy percent margins on this stuff so these counties counties paying hundreds of millions of dollars. I think my counties got paid like twenty million yeah for all. I think we've got at least right now. Because i'm action election commission and now we got like fifteen hundred machines and i'm like we can just print paper we can just have paper and people can fill out their intent and we can have a rigorous integrity process to make sure that the intent sousse i have this fondness for new york the system we have before we had this was like the old pull the lever machines until you put the you know the ballots in and you click the little things and then you hold over and i still like miss those because it was something about pulling the lever that was <hes> <hes> ceremonial about voting but now you're making me like i don't want to vote on anything without evidence of my the paper ballot is the way i think i think not use computers not use anything use computers to tabulate. When when are when i'm marking when i'm mark my intent yes. There should be a hand mark paperback. I hand market. That's going to give so much complexity. Nobody's gonna fill in the circle of the same way somebody going to color outside. I've been coloring outside of the live my the whole life right. Somebody's gonna call our satellite. Somebody make a square but the intent is going to be clear what it is and then that is going to be put in digital form once it goes through the scanner right so so so the process is i fill out something <hes> paper paper ballots and hearts right <hes> i used the a scanner of the computer for tabulation which will make it easier for count for election night <hes> and then eventually debord elections commissioner whatever should do an audit after the elections can make sure that the paper matches the digital matches what was tabulated and most of the time what will happen is they match knowing cares. Aren't you know gone about your life but if there's a case where there's some significant difference they can they they can highlight it and we can make <hes> <hes> issue going from there to add to if they just post the images online you can go and you can go ahead and count and recount yourself post the images online right you say satan in shelby county. A big race got three hundred thousand thunder. Just posted online doesn't show voters into right. Let's your north carolina. It doesn't doesn't tie back to the voter these ballots mark and devices you know they let you see what you did in circles but this this county barco. It ain't even you with price. They're gonna fix you see that. It's ten ninety nine to ninety nine and you're like ooh. I hope they all know right so those type of things are possible bolt. When you wrote software for manufacturing you make the barco say whatever you want to so you don't have the voter doesn't have any you know any confirmation you know what it is but to your point you post the images online and then they should do a rigorous audit process. You wanna make sure that the you know everything is to instant to me. Wait thirty days to get a mortgage like you. How can you transfer a whole country and call it. In in in five six hours. We can transfer entire country but tip o'neill said paul. All politics is local and nobody really close that phrase anymore. The money is is at the local level. Being involved in presidential elections is all shiny new but the local and state elections is where decisions are made that most impact your life until i seen at least ten people shot in kill shot or killed by the time i turned eighteen when bloomberg covered me and they wanted to take a pitch me in my neighborhood and i was like it's gonna take me back to my natural habitat right and photographer bless his heart he was there he was like man. Why are you coming. I took literally took the picture for the cover it wasn't i wasn't on a cover but the picture today i was standing on a pole wrapped in tidbits ebbets god. I know who got shot and killed. This is why i do what i do because they pay taxes. Those tax dollars aren't making back there the one thing i learned but you know it's kind of seeing how it all links together together with the criminal justice system and that's why i really applaud your medium. Nobody educates the voter what the actual civics are so black can say they hate the criminal justice system awesome but in shelby county. I quickly learned that blacks are elected the judges so broad because you said the judge is racist but you keep putting tehran sheriff jimmy signing authority everything goes through those through the electoral process when you look at it through that lens if you start from that lands the you can see why somebody would wanna maintain that type of structural power so you want to do everything you can to make sure that has not people have these feelings about trump. I'm not a particular away about him. If the people elected him they can figure it out in four years and kick them out. They got to pick a better person and that process happened over and over until the country involves involves into the original more perfect union that was supposed to be so. I don't want people to think they can vote. I want them to get charged up about making sure. The process is rigorous stacey. Actually a lebron's did a super bowl with a republican person and said they were calling for him are type. I happen to know the one of the attorneys that represented represented her and he is on the team that i work so they are getting the right information. There just needs to be a collective of people who have the right name recognition the right access to resources to talk to the people who really know and then do something about well commissioner benny smith from shelby county tennessee election commission. Thank you so much for joining joining us. Thank you for giving me a tin. Foil hat commission to make sure that we have integrity in our elections process. Thank thank you so much for joining us. How can you that was certainly certainly a lot of information and you still have homework to do number one. I want you to do a quick search and find the website of the secretary of state for your state. Is your secretary. Tirias state appointed or elected. What are their responsibilities number two. I don't know about you but that conversation with benny certainly has me thinking king about election integrity in a whole new way. What technology does your state used to administer elections. Do they use machines to count ballots. Is there a paper ballot. Well it can be verified. How does your state test that process. Maybe you don't have a tin foil hat on like me just yet but it certainly worth asking the question in or at the very least contacting your state elected officials for them to ask these important questions now as usual you can go to our website at sunday civics dot org to read and find more resources on these topics but i wanna thank you again for coming to class. We'll be back with more sunday civics next sunday and until then and stay civically engaged..
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"Gears to election security okay now when when you know you came up to the table you said you're in taboo area talk about elections security. Tell me what you mean by that yeah so through the predictions predictions program i was always working candidates and everybody who loses their election says oh it was stolen. I'm sure of it right. I knew god told me some they trying to defining and i'm from memphis you know we king in memphis so it's a it's a polarizing town so you know for a good decade after the electronic voting systems came. When have you know kinda released a dollar. There was a lawsuit every single year. It's a dense democrat african-american american area town and it was completely dominated by white republican leadership and you know blacks flex can vote for white republicans if they want to but the people who were running for saying no. This isn't what's happening everything. I'm here on the ground. All of these things so i kind of looked a bit saying just lost right right in my game is saying look you need to stop whining touch the people and if you talk to all those people people you'll have affidavits being signed ad nauseam from people who are saying no we support this guy but everybody wanna go to heaven but done they wanted that nobody kind of wants just a roll up the sleeves and do the grass roots approach. You know a number of candidates kept coming to me and saying hey my election was stolen alexander stolen but we have one turning point for me in twenty four team. There was a candidate who she lost to a guy who i think he had a french name or something and when you consider that most people don't look at who's running they try and forgetting payday phone bill right they not looking at who these candidates are and she was a household name and it was really odd to me that she lost there. Were a couple of other people people that that lost these countywide seat and they're kind of jingle me. It was another time in twenty tinder jingle me too and i was like all right. Let me get the system that we use and kind of see because i'm technical person right. Let me look at and see what it is and when i open you know we got it because there were so many court cases there was a black box voting org they get all of this stuff so oh i reached out to bev harris from blackbox voting dot org and she gave me all of these core taste files and basically i did like a crime reenactment. I said you know i'm a software guy right. I've ridden easily two hundred thousand lines of code. I know that computers can be trusted the way we think they should be so. I kinda just did like you. You know if i was going to steal one. I'm doing good right. I'm i'm almost see what what it takes. In a new people wouldn't believe in unless could go all the way through with it so i went kind of from start to finished you know doing the design specs and uncovered that there was this feature inside of our election equipment. It's not a bug. It's a feature that basically basically says you can wait the results of a race and it doesn't matter how many because nobody the one bearable nobody can predict is who's going to walk into the polling place right right in my other world. That's my game trying to predict who's going to walk into the phone so i use my predictions program and go to this precinct where it tells me the highest turnout is going to be in a contested election so if there's going to be ending the various doings or anything i will preface this. I don't think it was anything in this particular race but it's possible so i'm not. I trying to prove that something happened. I'm trying to make sure right so i went to this precinct and not take my blackberry blackberry phone out and i'll take a picture of this tape because as literally the receipt that the post at the end of the league and it's got like five hundred and fifty votes on it but when the totals come out like three hundred and thirty you you can't do that at left to the number line we should be going to the right. There's no possible way for doing. I called the election commissioners and tell them about this this picture this politics and a half and one candidate names wanda helder. She ran for city court clerk and she takes an she represents. No lawyer take ticks right as he does a stringent guidelines around and you got fifty days. You got to say you know what happened. Got fifty days approved that it decided the election. Nobody can nobody that can do that. When i was studying everything that i do. I can change everything using allocations and i'll only be off by one vote. If i'm if i make a mistake so nobody's gonna vote is enough to subject to change the election so she goes to court and and she's she presents this tape and the judge is like somebody who hasn't been explaining to do and this kind of set up a domino effect and you know i was featured in a cover story article in bloomberg magazine and the report or he just level with me. He said nobody has ever seen anything like what you have. Nobody's ever had any type of proof. How in the world did you know to go there. You're right and i was like well the other thing. Hey if there's anything supposed to happen so they did this white hot investigation they brought a pulitzer prize journalist was down and i would venture out the most people don't know that this even happened. Don't even i was reading about the case i was like. Why did i know like this happen. At all. I mean maybe it was national news or anything but certainly even as a geek like of this stuff like that didn't register to me either until no i saw wanted bid in sort of went down. The rabbit defined you in the first place. So what does this because listening to this story right. It will definitely definitely add fuel to the fire of people who are conspiracy theorists. Just like everything is rigged in like in all of that right so so what is more more the underlying message that you wanna communicate. Should we be out in the street setting things on fire and sort of going back to paper ballots or is there some happy medium that we should be striving for a mix of all what you just said. We should be somewhere so the end of the story turned out to be there was a software design flaw that ohio sued for and gatt replacement equipment nearly free shelby county to this day. We have an election in october for mayor. We're still gonna they use the same software and it's known for dropping vote. Not to mention is on youtube. It's everywhere ever made it to the fringes of made it. I made it as far as from bloomberg to alex jones ed how many people have covered this. I even got an invite traveled to new york and meet with the trump campaign and it's a nonpartisan problem. No i just want the you you know. The person who wins needs to win. We gotta pay attention to computers. Do not belong in this space. So you know in memphis the administrator you know he kind of stepped down after that it was probably time to clean the slate ironically on shouldn't say ironically but the knicks major election it was a complete change of leadership it it went from completely dominated male white republican to completely dominated female black democrat the next major election after the gas sta and everybody said hey. This guy has his thumb on the scale. I met him. I worked with him. I don't see you know but i asked asked myself this one question. Does anybody have an incentive to remain in power so so since that is the case i looked at my particular system and found found out that this is a feature not above yeah and knowing what i can do with code. I want to protect everybody. Who's a citizen from people like me. -bility somebody else has the capability of people who have intention to want to remain empowered the wonder how hurt she won on the next election got a landslide victory now. My background is in the analytics most of the exact same voters with the people who elected her for years later elector. Now she's over it. I think she's in one hundred and seventy five million dollars in revenue. She's that's her budget. She's over one hundred and seventy so when you consider that like shelby county it has five hundred million dollars like salaries and appointments. You have to look at it from different. Lynn's of you know this is real money. Where were you ain't point people in pay them and real hundred thousand dollars year. It ain't a signing authority. Necessarily it's contract sole authority. You can do a lot of stuff so the part about about people in the streets even the reporter he he did a cyber security segment about two or three days before the presidential election and he said everybody should replicate smith's smurfs experiment. Don't take the pictures of those paintings now in my research what i was doing. I developed this proof of concept and he covered their proof of concept of fracture magic and if you google AO you'll be in a rabbit hole but when i was doing everything i was doing. I found that could mess with balloting. I can break numbers and i can read through the whole state of alaska and four seconds. I can just make a peanut butter sandwich out of interstate. Say you are going to get fifty. Seven point eight announced six four percent of the vote. You are going to win so if one hundred people come out. Let's say ten people come out and i said you can get seventy percent that means you're gonna get seven votes right but what if nine and people come in i can't give you seventy percent six point blah blah blah so the systems they count us like money and that is a problem we are one man one vote and when you get that kind of capability to a computer an algorithm like the one i wrote tim just make peanut butter out of it can go through one hundred andhra million records and like twenty seconds so you mentioned that you can't do that with ballot images so you feel in a circle yeah break that open the one who was in in new york right. We have the afterwards so we take paper. We fill out a bubble. It been scans through the machine in in account and we're actually going through in queens. <music> are queens district. Attorney is going through a manual recount because the election was so close right so yes. The computer can give you one number but now when we have to do a manual recount we have to look at the actual paper and best word the the next piece of so. It's a two tandem strategy. There is a guy he's an amazing. These got run out of energy his name this john breaking of audit. USA he was on the fraction magic team with me embarrassed and mimi kennedy who's an actress for CBS TV show moms you know we got a lot of people who are active as they want. If the republican wins he needs to win with the democrat wins. He needs to win rank. There was so many people saying hey clinton is trying to take it from trump. Finish trying to take it from bernie. Bernie ernie should be dragged all of these. Nobody wants to be the person who had it taken from them. Yeah you can you can live with somebody beating you but the way that you make sure that that is actually actually true because that couldn't touch the ballot images john break. He started the ballot image okay and what he does is he goes through every state suing for ballad images in the way it works. Is your paper copy battle visiting it goes through a digital scanner which takes a copy of that yeah so now. If somebody messes with the pitchers it'll take a long time but he's asking for those images because they are public record. The machine doesn't count your paper ballot. The machine counts the image so that makes it a part of the chain of custody and where he's finding is everywhere he goes. They say they don't have them. They said they turn them off <hes> what they say. They destroyed them. Probably yeah probably so what you wanna do. Is you wanna take that when you audit take compare the image to the actual ballot right and that's where this is term limited and audits comes in and i work with stephanie singer with verify voting and she is kind of in the forefront of what it is and what you wanna do in queens you want to compare the originals to the they can post them all online. You know when i go online is they're very every time is the albatross of anything nefarious the moment that they come in you post them online and their public record.
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"That chief of the federal voting rights act came in two thousand thirteen in a supreme court ruling known as shelby hold and desperately but opened the floodgates who had seen way too many states the voter. ID purging voter rolls. They're you know making it harder to have your buddy rex's stores and so many other policies because of the political power that's at stake so to me. That's a good reminder that while we talk about increase registration rates increasing turnout rate it's not it just the numbers to try to get from fifty percent participation to sixty or seventy but who is it that historically has been eligible but not registered or who is it that his historically historically been registered but votes at lower rates not every time just once in a while versus the folks who vote every single time historically. It's been young people people communities of color lower income families they california's a large diverse stink but we have big pockets where people aren't registered at the rates that they should be or vote at the rates should be and that has ramifications and whoever represented czar will policy priorities are what budget decisions are being made so we worked towards more inclusive jason democracy we know that leads to better representations and better policy so yes every vote matters and elections results. Thank you so very much for it to both of you and for joining us real quickly before we wrap up always ask our guest this question of their first civic action. If you can remember you know it can be the first time you registered. Maybe a protest. Do you remember that i if action you took individually because of a couple that can require remember the day i was registered to vote because my government the teacher would not have any other way. I remember voting by mail because i was away college. When i first able to vote for presidents i remember being sent to help campaign for legislative. Let's say in my area knocking on doors talking to voters or pardon my first conscious by choice civic civic action was in nineteen before campaigning against proposition one eighty-seven which was anti immigrant anti latino measure into the state of california that reminds me all too much of some of the national football environment that we're living in today so that's what moved me from an engineering career into <hes> government and politics have never looked back well. I'm a lot older than alex so i think my first real meals civic action was a vietnam protests that i went to my brother got drafted in the early seventies and i lived in. I grew up in san francisco. Go actually and i remember going to my first rally on the back of my boyfriend's motorcycle. Sorry about that an amazing yeah. I i feel like we ought to do a movie about okay. Well thank you to you both and keep up the good fight. Thank you so much all the things that you big that. You must do this boy in gaza. Who is the daddy. Welcome back to sunday civics. This is l. Joy williams william's still here in philadelphia for the net roots conference. We just heard from two secretaries of state and wanted to continue along this theme this conversation about election integrity and have someone to bring to the front of the class that may have you using that reynolds wrap too creative tin foil hat bringing to the front of the class as commissioner benny smith who was appointed to the shelby county tennessee election commission to talk about his work in ensuring being integrity in our election process particularly the integrity of our vote. Take a listen to our conversation. I am here with commissioner. Benny smith who was appointed to the shelby county tennessee election commission back in april of this year he works in analytics and innovation and his research is credited for uncovering covering an extraordinary high risk tampering mechanism and provides a new method for analyzing questionable election results. We're talking about election protection election security issues. You're on the show. Welcome commissioner smith. Thank you for having. Can i just call you benny or do you want the commissioner. Okay no problem. Avalon gotten used to the commissioner works. Okay no problem so i'm gonna start where start with all of our guests with you sharing with us what your first the civic action okay was okay so my first civic action. I'm from underwhelming zip code of three one to poverty crime never really new anything about government never really paid attention. Kinda got into computer programming and i did that work for the county government and when i was doing work for for those building applications i kind of bumped into a guy who turned into a mentor and he asked me if i could analyze an election disk and as a sure it was just data from me and that was the turning point for me because i learned the shear cost that it takes to actually run for office and i got to see why you know somebody who already has millions of dollars worth will spend money to run for a seat. That doesn't pay very much money. I got to see power our from the other side so the library went off. You know that this is an unchartered space where people don't have a way of efficiently targeting. The base is without money. You know it's a it's a downward pyramid. The wealthy people have to donate or you have to get a fixed with some type of wealth organization to finance an election so i wanted to disrupt the space using analytics and software kind of target in my county we have about six hundred thousand registered voters and i can successfully predict who will walk into the booth. I could bat eight out of ten of them right so when it happened. Everybody was like man. You're going to be rich so now. I know i have to. I have to try to reduce the cost is not nobody will be able to represent the people if you have to detach yourself jeff and get with a special interest so i kind of made that my civic mission to develop local solutions. I've i consult before. I got appointed to the the commission. I consulted in almost every every seat in shelby county so i'm still committed to kind of developing something that all candidates can you know the level the playing infield so you don't have to go for some type of special interest group or something and you can still get to the people and for my method to an unfair advantage to the to the low cost person right that's interesting because most of the conversation we hear about using technology and either in elections or in this space in general is about that kind of disruption about how we can either lower the playing field so that it's not special interests or people that have the most money that farewell but that everyone has access and opportunity but more importantly what that does for just the general voter like you know what access they have to to participate in governance themselves. That was my mission. You know i looked at it. I as a voter and i said you know what me as a voter. What would i like. I still want somebody to come in and ask me for my my vote. You know not show up kissing the babies and you know just you don't wanna you don't wanna free turkey for thanksgiving turkey and that's because the traditional media space is by up a bunch of television you have to you know touch a thousand people to fifteen eighteen but because i work in the corporate space i'm doing large acquisitions and figuring out inventory and finance and i did a two billion liam dollar budget. I did something for a company that did one hundred and eight. They do one hundred eighty million dollars a year and commission payments in program. I don't even remember building so i how quickly learned that nobody is developing in this space with understanding of what elections actually have what actually has to take place in order to to run a campaign so i'm looking at it inverted on the other way saying how can i tell a candidate who is serious how to get in front of the actual voter order and kind of remove depend on them back to the the electorate instead of the people who have the most money can buy up all take out an air out of the room so now you gotta auto a person who is who is running and he's actually actually touching the people you got contend with. Those people are every politician is afraid of the next election yes so you you actually got a content and then when you get the people behind you if you make a tough decision you can live with it because it's probably for what the people that you're representing want for you to do anyway now. That's talking about how to forecast turnout but let's switch.
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"And integrity leave our elections but what about online voter registration what about automatic voter registration what about pre registration for sixteen and seventeen year olds and an for ministry voters more options when and where have you cats ballot in person early voting flexibility voting anywhere in the county not just one location close is to home voting by mail. You know there's no reason why we can't provide more options and choices for voters and maintain integrity and security the elections. That's how i've approached our business. I know many of my democratic colleagues have is what secretary merrill when somebody walks into the booth and in connecticut hit candidate running for secretary of state maybe reelection maybe another candidate. What should they be thinking about what why they are supporting or checking the a boxer. Now you gotta fill in the bubble states for that particular candidate. I think you know since alexander pretty much on the same wavelength blanked on a lot of this but as he alluded to many candidates are not yeah there are different philosophies about voting and most people like to think they're encouraging voting thing but the question is are you encouraging everyone to go and that's where there are very different philosophy so i think somebody should be looking for whether that person has had a kind of a stand on things like how easy is it for you to vote in your state and not just convenience you know. Barriers are there barriers and has has this person tried to overcome some of those barriers. Have you been moving with the times and there's a real struggle going on right now. Elections where you're you've got all the concerns earns about the risks of cybersecurity in the russians hacking elections and so the concern about using more technology versus transparency you know making sure the public understands exactly that their vote is a trusted vote and can be counted properly and that they you know right now. The big debate is about it. Should you have to have a piece of paper that you vote on that. You can then trace. Afterwards is your state in favor are they. Are they auditing afterwards. Are you feeling trust trust in that election and is that person going to maintain your trust. I think that's what you should be looking for. That's a really important point to get to election security. Let's talk talk about that and specifically we all have our family members that are probably already spinning their conspiracy theories about the russian stuffing ballot boxes and things of that nature nature but there is a legitimate conversation about election security. What should what is the legitimate conversation that we should be having instead of like <hes> you know ballot stuffing because once upon a time you know for those who care about elections levels of participation it was just had to get more people to vote and one of the bears is people not truly believing that what if i vote my vote will be counted grads. We have a lot of continuing to do there but now it's even more. That's just what my vote counted about. Willoughby counted as cast out but is it is the book and to go towards the candidate you can i'm selecting or do you know bad. Administration more through cyber attacks or anthony else can outcome be changed so our responsibilities and a whole 'nother level today than it was even just five years ago and we do get together as secretary of state from across the country to compare notes compare ideas. He is in need people to do that. Best practices and for the most part both tournament on the security right all the voting systems that are out there and you should should be tested and certified i that they meet some minimum security requirements and it's not just you know before they're deployed two counties but before every election there's what's called logic inaccuracy in hackers detesting california's one states require paper ballots paper ballots in what's referred to as a voter verified paper trail met it just for counting the results are recount in close races but so you can conduct close election audits and make sure that using machines to help determine that the results assault the tallies the auditing machines for accuracy to so take an altogether. That's gone a long way and assuring the accuracy and integrity integrity of results while we in recent years are upgrading servers and firewalls and utilizing better encryption technology and making sure that whereas cybersecurity one of the one of the key requirement that has kept us with a high level of confidence is not connecting voting system to the interim yeah yeah so we make it impossible awesome to systematically hack oregon election. That's not the only you know to a positive place but that's a critical one. Among all these other messa yeah yeah and also i think technology has changed. Everything and people's expectations are very different even with elections so for example they want the results faster astor. Yeah you know and there are now computerized lists. That's only been in the last ten or fifteen years that we have that the biggest number of calls to my office today today are people that are just realizing that those are public lists yeah a big fight going on about whether there's there's less should be protected. You know privacy considerations of data every time you get a data breach buy target or something like that people flip out 'cause they're private data's out there but voting lists were always always public yeah and so now but now you have in my state two million names on a data list and it's still public so there's all kinds of new issues shoes were dealing with like that at all really relate to technology elections and elections people take it very seriously. They don't want you messing with their vote. You now you can mess with a lot of things but you know there's fights about driver's licenses of what information but their vote people take it seriously it is sacred to lots of people that and these concerns are recent. They really are i. I remember i thought voting rights settled issue after the voting rights act of nineteen eighteen sixty five which was kind of the last big piece of federal legislation that guaranteed people's right to vote and then it was quiet for years. You know without okay okay. We're good now and then suddenly about ten years ago. Well twenty chen really was when all of a sudden everything changed and all these new requirements. It started coming in and started with the photo. ID's that some states started requiring much more stringent ID's for me 'cause i've been around a long time. I've been an elected acted office almost thirty years now and it took me by surprise quite frankly and i should have known it was. It was very politically motivated. I mean and it really happened. After president obama was elected and all of a sudden we started seeing this a lot of states and we tried to respond by actually going the other way in connecticut. I responded spotify saying wait a minute to be easier to body. She says you right so let's make it easy as possible so we did online voter registration and we did election a day registration so now you have to have a waiting period you can register and vote on election day if you didn't get around to it or whatever so there's really been a huge battle in this country now for almost ten years about these issues and they're very complicated by the technology part of it too coming into play now. You got russian hacking now. You've got at all so people all conspired to make people very suspicious about the sanctity of their boat and that's a problem. That's the biggest problem i love. I think intellectual underscores vice darn important voting is power and that's why there's some wanna try to make it hard to take your right to vote away because the sweat they hold onto college and when more people turn out and vote. That's an exercise of power. One of the beautiful things about our democracy in the a polling place doesn't matter if you're rich or poor you know whether he went to college or you know what you do for a living your family has been here for generations or you're just the recently naturalized citizen all equal in the polling place all even register and vote than an exercise that what's you know when secretary of talks other technology collagen in elections. I gotta make this point. It's the very reason why i don't think we will or should see online voting anytime soon yeah in the united the state of american if your credit card attack let the big pain which you can work that out with your bank right if the vote gets hacked that the whole different ballgame when it it comes to who are representatives are in the long term ramifications of and the other thing. I wanted to mention you. She secretarial talked about the the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five what undid.
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"And click on that civic patron button to get instant access now while i was in philly it was great running into some of you listen to the show and certainly i love reading your tweets and your emails about how much you learn from sunday civics and how you're putting some of the lessons into practice locales on twitter shared how well she recently saw her state senator in her neighborhood and let her know that she thinks that she is doing a great job. She tagme tweet and fed at l. Jay williams taught that because of our previous episode where we talked about communicating with your elected representatives and how you need to call and talk to them when they're doing things we don't like mike and when they're doing a good job. If it's the end of your state legislative session this is a great time to take a moment and revisit how they represented. Did you in the state legislature this year and either make an appointment speak with them or share a few words with them when you see them at the ten in association barbecue a community event rent or just walking through the neighborhood now. You didn't think there wasn't going to be class this morning. Did you never i hope you are properly hydrated inch and ready to take notes because i'm bringing folks to the front of the class who have certainly taught me something during our conversation we're continuing our who we elect series series this morning with a focus on another elected position secretary estate now. The secretary of state is an elected office in thirty five states and is appointed pointed in twelve others alaska hawaii and utah do not have a secretary of state at all to really understand the role of the elected active position. You really need to get state specific because in some states it's an administrative role for keeping state records or registering businesses but in a a lot of states the secretary of state is also the chief elections administrator that means they administer state elections and they're responsible for protecting the integrity of the vote and also increasing voter participation so while i was here in philly for net roots i talked to two secretaries of state secretary alex padilla of california. Tom and secretary denise merrill of connecticut. They shared with their roles are as secretary of state in their respective states. We discuss election integrity and of course they shared stories of their first civic action taken listen to our conversation denise merrill secretary of the state of connecticut alex padilla california's secretary's day. Thank you very much for joining us and having this conversation the secretary of state in some states the secretary of state is appointed minted but in some states they are elected positions. Both of you happen to be elected. Secretary states so i want to start first with what is the responsibility of the secretary of state in the first place in secretary merrill will start with you okay well. First thing is is that every state is a little different but i think connecticut's pretty standard in the sense that we do a lot of different. Things were almost like a super town clerk's office. We file file business papers for example. I'm the chief business registrar of the state so if you're gonna start a business you'd probably start my office. We publish materials we publish blue books of the states like state almanac. We file all kinds of papers for the legislature but the most i guess famous thing that we do is we are the chief election officer of our state and that means. We are in an advisory role. We oversee elections but more than that in my my state recently we were talking about this is that we see ourselves. As the guardians of the election process and in our state statutes we are assigned the role of of ensuring that everyone votes and so i can do some things around trying to get voter engagement civics. I love civics civics teacher at one time for civic seizure eh and so that that really is part of the mission of the office secretary for deal well similarly every state's different secretary merrill said ed most states but not all have a secretary of state and in most states. There's the secretary of ten elected position but many have an appointed office santa the portfolio if you will vary from state to state but california to sort of possible so the standards are business program division is where most entities business business and nonprofit organizations have to file first before going to whatever regulatory body that day fit in under we have a political political reform division in california care about following all the money and politics. It's our office that receives reports from allstate candidates and state campaigns about where they're raising money from and how they're spending the money so people can go to our website and see those financial reports and see the money in politics most secretaries california as well. The secretary of state is the custodian of the state's archives so we are the the historian for california afforded all copies of every bill. That's been passed and signed into laws in our custody. Lot of papers for various gubernatorial administrations are are in the states archives lot of artifacts as well. Go back to california's constitution. We know there's the united states constitution. Every state has the constitution as well a quick fun fact and california we actually have two originals clouds in english and what isn't spanish interesting because we been a very a diverse state from day one lau but the most visible part of our responsibility is indeed overseeing elections as chief elections officer overseeing zinged policy and administration by counties of motorization laws how distributed and counted and reported in california's one of the states where we also do testing and certification of all the elections equipment. That's being utilized in the state for elections so you know my two points of entry with the secretary of state's office i live in new york was the first one i started my first business sprite and so you have to go and you file these is papers and they have to be notarized and you send it to the state and they send it back to you and they're like congratulations. You're officially a business right. That was my first and i was like what is the secretary of state like position. Ours new york is appointed so it wasn't until later that i realized that wait why in other states is this an elected position sort of then began to see the varying differences in different states in what the secretary of state portfolio holds and then it was then that got to the point eight of its connection to elections particularly having done election reform and voter engagement work for some time he was asking myself the question who's responsibility. Ludi is it to make sure that people get registered to sort of be the face of electoral participation and also the security of our election and what process and i was like yes secretary state and then i was like oh yeah. I don't really like one which is different. You know what what are you talking about being that chief officer disorder champion voter participation in a different way right because you're talking talking about making sure the process itself is working making sure that people's votes are counted and and i know secretary. Do you have a particular the way that you wanna talk about being counted. What should someone who is evaluating what secretary of state candidate they want. If they're going to go elect person what are some of the things they should be looking for in evaluating that person's candidacy so i think look if we all think that to the high school government class at least it was the case when i was in high school you learn a little bit about six and importance of registering to vote and voting in every election cadets are quote unquote democracy works best when as many people were eligible participate so my not to <hes> civics is it was my high school government teacher. Mr alex vesa insisted that i registered about when i turned eighteen you check my birthday wouldn't let me leave the classroom feel about that form stack up on on his desk but if we agree with that premise that our democracy works best as many people participate. It's sad to see that that's not the case in every state that not every secretary secretary of state is committed to that philosophy making sure that everyone is does community registered without obstacles without barriers that everybody could easily cast their ballot without obstacles without barriers should be non-partisan but in the day that we're living in it's sad to see that will you got the red states where where they make it harder to register for citizens and invest a couple of elections. Take you off the rolls and there's not enough polling places and not enough voting booths and they just they make it a real house. Other states they tend to be blue states democratic secretaries or the business of how to make it easier to maintain the security.