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Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Mark Levin
"Investigation to say what they were doing and where they're coming from to believe the SUV pulled in front of the big rig ADN intersection. Alex Stone, ABC News You're listening. To ABC News. The iron This'll news radio. Wait, 40 w h A s your news. Now Some 1000 people are being evacuated from the city of Jackson after floodwaters preached a damn Heavy rains pushed the North Fork of the Kentucky River over its banks in the breath of county city governor. Bashir Kentucky National Guard is responding there in Jackson with the emergency transport of civilians to higher ground. Using high axle vehicles. They're launching four helicopters, three black hawks and one Lakota to aid and transporting stranded personnel. Transportation Secretary Jim Gray says Damn safety engineers are on site and the corrective or the remedial action that is being taken again as we speak. Is to place sandbags in the area, which has been eroded. I'm Paul Miles. This is.
Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine
"The Defense production act to create a partnership between two vaccine makers As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Merc will begin producing the Koven 19 vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson, who's vaccine was given emergency use authorization this past weekend has experienced production delays. With this agreement, Mirkwood retool two of its facilities to begin making the one shot J and J Vaccine. White House press secretary Jen Psaki. These obviously our two companies that are historically been competitors s O. The fact that they're coming together, speaks to the ability of this administration broadly to bring them to the table and work together to address the pandemic in the country. The Defense production Act is being used to free up vaccine ingredients and help mark get set up to make the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Sake also said the Defense Department will provide daily logistical support to strengthen Johnson and Johnson's efforts. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS The Biden administration is
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Mark Levin
"Scene for all adult Americans. By the end of May, we came into office. Prior administration. Had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America. Rectified that the president had said earlier that it of vaccine would be available by the end of July. Drugmaker Merck is teaming up with Johnson and Johnson to help make its one dose vaccine with three vaccines available. The president said he's confident the country would reach its goal of vaccination 100 million people in his 1st 100 days, but he reminded people of his request to wear masks during that same time period. Meanwhile, in Texas is now time. Open, Texas 100% governor Greg Abbott, who we lifted the state's mask mandate effective March 10th. The state will also do away with limits on indoor dining. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate this morning's deadly crash on a California highway. California Highway Patrol officials say a big rig hauling two trailers crashed into a Ford expedition that was carrying 25 people just north of the border. 12. People were found dead at the scene. Another died later at the hospital boxes. Jessica Rosenthal, Rhode Island governor, Gina Raymondo has been confirmed by the Senate as President Biden's pick for Commerce Secretary Wall Street of the clothes docks gave back some of yesterday's big gains. The Dow laws 1 43, the NASDAQ minus 2 30. Yes, and pee off 31. America is listening to Fox News. Hello. Hello. Mrs Counts. It's the back Left tire of your RV calling wanted to give you a heads up that I'm gonna blow out on the highway later today. Wait, what it says here, I'm gonna burst in the middle of rush hour. Well, can we reschedule? Sorry.
Biden administration faces challenges at U.S.-Mexico border
"A new development in the ongoing effort to reunite some 500 migrant Children who are separated from their families under the Trump Administration, zero tolerance policy at the US Mexico border. Biden administration will now allow families who were separated the option of being reunited here in the United States. Here's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas yesterday, stressing the need to undo Previous administration's work. We will dig out of the cruelty of the past administration and we will rebuild our nation's asylum system. And all of our humanitarian programs of which we have been historically so proud. Jacob. Sober off is an NBC and MSNBC correspondent and author of separated inside an American Tragedy, and He's been following this story and joins us now. Welcome to the show, Jacob Good to be back with your time you thanks. Yes. So the most significant part of this effort is that it allows families to be reunited here on U. S soil. Why is this especially important? Well for the very reason that the families left their home country and came to seek asylum in the United States in the first place. Many of them were fleeing danger, persecution of starvation, malnutrition, acute food and security. The list goes on and on and when they made it to the United States of America, the place that represented safety and security and asylum. They were tortured. In the words of physicians for human rights. They were put through government sanctioned child abuse, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It was one of the greatest human rights catastrophes of my lifetime, In the words of official who had worked on the reunifications, as he told me directly, And so this is the recourse that all of the advocates and the lawyers that I've been working with these families now for over three years. Have been seeking and it's welcome news. It's not reunification yet, but it's a step in that direction. Let's get to the particulars. How will these reunification efforts actually work? How will families know about these policy changes? Literally door to door knocking and Central America. There's a steering committee in the federal lawsuit that won the reunification of the family's missile versus ice on their going door to door justice in motion the women's Refugee Commission kids in need of defense. This is a group that has been involved in this process for quite some time. But up until this point. The reason there were 611 parents of Children who had been separated, had yet not been contacted That numbers now 400. 99 after 112 of them have been found over the course of the last month. The reason it's been taking so long is because of a lack of willingness from the federal government under the Trump administration to participate in this process, and the Biden administration has now changed that. Okay. I have just under a minute with you. But the C l U and groups like physicians for human rights have applauded these changes. But they're also calling on actors involved in these separations to be held accountable. How How would that happen? I think it's the most critical, remaining unanswered question about the family separation tragedy. I really think that that's you know what it must be called, Um, you know, the president said during the final presidential debate, he believed this was criminal. He said he was gonna launch a thorough investigation of the Justice Department. There's plenty of evidence of who was responsible for this policy. Whether it was Jeff Sessions Stephen Miller, Jean Hamilton, Kristine Nielsen. Kirsten Yes, Excuse me. That list goes on and on as well. It's a matter of whether they whether or not they want to pursue an investigation, like the president said that they would Jacob will have to have you on again. Jacobs Oberoth is NBC's correspondent and author of separated Inside an American Tragedy. Thanks for joining us, Thanks.
We must end ‘deadly addiction’ to coal for planet’s sake, urges Guterres
"The world's major polluters have not been bold enough in their pledges to cut emissions. Un secretary general antonio guitarist said on tuesday but he's insisted that they're still a fighting chance to hold back global warming if fossil fuel power stations are phased out in an appeal to governments private companies and local authorities to end our deadly addiction to call the un chief reiterated the urgent need to reduce emissions by forty five percent this decade highlighting three key measures mr guitarist called on countries to cancel all global coal projects in the pipeline and in particular the thirty-seven wealthy countries of the organization for economic cooperation and development. We cd who should commit to phasing out coal by twenty thirty the un chief also called for an end to the international financing of coal plants and investors to shift to renewable energy projects. This transition could happen coal plant by coal plant. If necessary misty guitarist insisted in comments at the powering past coal summit hosted by the uk and canada
Biden Seeks Help on Border From Mexican President
"Trump administration's immigration policies, he turned to Mexico on Monday to try to build a relationship with President Andres Manuel Lopez over door and the effort coming as a flood of migrants have rushed to the border. Since Biden's victory in November. The president has back to bill to give legal status in a path to citizenship to the estimated 11 million people. Living in the country illegally. United States and Mexico are stronger when we stand together. There's a long and complicated history between our nations that haven't always been perfect neighbors with one another. We have seen over and over again, the power and the purpose when we cooperate. And we're safer when we work together. Whether it's addressing the challenges of our shared border, forgetting this pandemic under control way had a Mexican president who dominated the country for 34 years. Very little time. His name was defeated. Yes, and he would say, or Mexico so far from dawn, and yet so close to the United States. I have no saved. Yeah, it's wonderful from Mexico to be close to God and not so far from the United States, Border Patrol agents are apprehending an average of more than 200 Children crossing the border without a parent per day. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday's looking toe push back against the notion that the situation at the border is spiraling out of control. When I started 27 days ago, I learned that we did not have Thief facilities available or equipped To administer the humanitarian laws that are Congress passed years ago. Way did not have the personnel. Policies, procedures or training to administer those laws. Quite frankly, the entire system was gutted. It takes time. Build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established, they need. They need to wait. It takes time. To rebuild the system from scratch. If they come if families come if single adults come to the border, we are obligated to in the service of public health, including the health of the very people who are thinking of coming. To impose the travel restrictions under the C D. C s title 42 with the authorities and return them. To Mexico and we have done that. We need individuals to wait and I will say that they will wait with a goal in mind and that is our ability to rebuild as quickly as possible. A system so that they don't have to take that the dangerous journey and we can enable them tow access humanitarian relief from their Kwan countries. Of origin. Um, do you believe that right now, there's a crisis at the border. I think that the answer is no. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing. Following the White House's virtual meeting with the Mexican president, the two sides released a joint statement pledging greater cooperation on addressing migration, the corona virus pandemic and climate change. The Mexican government issued a separate statement, adding the two sides also agreed to crack down on migrant trafficking. Democrats hope of including that minimum
Third woman accuses Governor Cuomo of harassment as state AG officially launches investigation
"Allegations against New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York attorney general. Overseen independent event investigation with subpoena power and the governor's office said he will fully cooperate. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said all women have a right to have allegations of sexual harassment heard in investigations that are fair and thorough. She also argued every woman coming forward should be treated with dignity and respect. Recently, a third woman came forward with allegations against Cuomo. You can't make a back country reservation at
Biden administration will let migrant families separated under Trump reunite in U.S.
"The White House says the detention of migrant Children at the southern U. S border is a result of immigration policies left over from the previous administration. Which had at the time blamed the administration before that. ABC s like jockey says Border agents are apprehending up to 300 unaccompanied migrant Children crossing each day. The homeland Security secretary denies it's a crisis. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing. Critics say the Biden administration is housing migrant Children in the same tent cities Democrats criticized during the Trump administration, with White House fighting back, saying it's trying to reunite the kids with their families. It takes time. Build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before US established, more migrants are flocking to the U. S because of the Trump administration policies being rolled back, but also because of recent hurricanes that devastated parts of Central America.
Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury
"Fulton county prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former president donald trump and some of his top associates for possible election fraud. The atlanta journal constitution has learned legal. Experts are split as to whether there's a strong case to be made but most agreed trump's effort to overturn georgia's election results. Merit greater scrutiny. Vanni willis fulton's new district attorney has said she's prepared to follow the evidence wherever it leads. Some believe the recording of trump's january second phone call with georgia secretary of state. Brad ravensburger leaning on him to find the votes to reverse. Joe biden's win is grounds to move forward
A dark picture emerges: atrocities in Ethiopia
"Rumors and scattered reports of atrocities in ethiopia's northern region of tigray have been swirling for months amid a media blackout. But the picture is now starting to become clearer and evidence for war. Crimes and crimes against humanity are stacking up on sunday. America's secretary of state anthony blinken condemned the killings sexual assaults and forced removals said to have taken place in tigray and called for troops to be withdrawn. The conflict began late last year. When the region's ruling party the tigray people's liberation front or tps aleph was booted out of the federal government where it had dominated for decades has to be off. Matt has announced quote final military operation against the defiant gripe province in coming days and a statement. Mr abiy said there was a catholic devise strategy to defeat the grand people's liberation front in the regional capital makaay without harming civilians late in november. Mr abi declared victory. Over the tb l. f. An armed resistance has continued yesterday. If government rejected america's demands describing. Mr lincoln's comments as regrettable. Thousands are known to have died in the conflict and more than two million people have been displaced. The growing civil war has drawn in fighters from neighboring regions and troops from eritrea which borders tigray to the north. I'm gonna stay. International has just released a report detailing its investigation into this incident that took place in late november an accident which is one of the oldest and most famous holy cities. Tom gardner addis. ababa correspondent. Ever soldiers killed hundreds of civilians over two days. And what i'm going to stay says was retaliation for an attack by local youth on their military camp now. Amnesty says the soldiers roams around the streets of the city picking out on young men and killing them on the spot then proceeded to plunder the city essentially of everything of value survivors said that all they could see on the streets with bodies and people crying this systematic slaughter civilians and axiom may amount to crimes against humanity according to amnesty. And you say the main players in this incident or allegedly airtran soldiers right just to remind people. This conflict has drawn in a few other parties. In addition to the ethiopian federal army and two grand forces loyal to the tps laugh you also have militia security forces from may bring regional state of. Im hara which has a rivalry with the laugh and disputed territories along their border and then and this is really controversial element. You have troops from eritrea. Which since the beginning of the conflict has been fighting alongside the ethiopian army against the which has a long rivalry with as well as to whether all these parties are committing atrocities. I think based on everything we know so far. Yes but i think. Eritrean soldiers are the most widely and extensively implicated and there are allegations of other atrocities beyond. What's happened in axiom. Ever since the war began in late november we've been hearing accounts trickling out which beginners rumor clearer. Picture is slowly started to emerge. We've seen several videos that appear to show ethiopian soldiers. Standing among the bodies of civilians. They've murdered there was an investigation by human rights. Watch found. European army had shelled towns including the capital of tigray mckelway killing at least eight hundred civilians including women and children and winding back to the beginning of the war the very first atrocity we heard about was this massacre in the town of my tatra which is in western tigray near the border with the neighboring regional state. I'm harlem according to a report that amnesty published at the time most of the victims were. I'm horrors murdered by militia. Sure the ousted rulers of tigray the epl f. That was then confirmed by day. State appointed human rights commission. Here however take ryan's reflect across the border to saddam tell of attacks on civilians by them militiamen an by government soldiers in the same area for its part. What is the european government saying about all these reports so that is an important question on february. The twenty six th the ethiopian rights commission which is a state appointed or body released a statement saying that it had also conduct an investigation. And that it's key. Findings brutally corroborated those of amnesty. That's quite a significant step forward by the commission which tried two to three years ago would never have come out with a statement like that. The question though moving forward is whether the government decides to accept its findings and act on them. We have heard a lot from the prime minister's office the attorney general's office and other government agencies about accountability but so far very little indication that the government is willing to hold anyone but members of the tepe accountable for crimes committed during this conflict. More makes it even more. Complicated of course is the fact that the prime culprits in this case were eritrean. Troops can be very politically difficult for the government. Addis ababa which has been relying on these troops from eritrea relying on its relationship with the eritrean government to conduct its military operations in
Biden Meets Virtually With Mexican President as Border Apprehensions Spike
"Biden and the Mexican president met virtually today that comes as president Biden is attempting to reverse former President Trump's border policies. Biden spoke about the U. S relationship with Mexico. The Obama Biden administration. We made a commitment That we look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of our border. You are equal and what you do in Mexico and how you succeed. In fact, dramatically on with the rest of the hemisphere will look like when asked if the U. S will send covert vaccines to Mexico, Biden responded. We're going to talk about that. That comes after White House press secretary said today that President Biden would not consider sharing the U. S. Corona virus vaccine supply with Mexico even if the topic came up.
Biden administration facing a ‘challenge’ at Mexico border but not a crisis, DHS chief says
"Holland and Knight Today, the homeland Security secretary sought to push back against the notion that the crisis at the border was spinning out of control. Alley. My New Yorkers said today, the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are working around the clock seven days a week to ensure that we do not have a crisis at the border that we manage. The challenge as acute is the challenge is and
Senate confirms Biden's Education secretary
"The Senate is confirmed another member of the president's cabinet approving the nomination of Miguel Cardona's education secretary. It was the education chief in
Biden admin scrambles to expand housing for migrant children
"To criticism for housing undocumented migrant Children in some of the same tent cities over which Democrats criticized previous leaders. Homeland Security says there are no more cages and they are reuniting, not separating migrant families. Trump administration expelled Children To Mexico on We are not expelling young Children. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro My Arkus, saying they're racing to rebuild the trump immigration system, he warns anyone thinking of migrating to the U. S. Now should wait. Andy Field, ABC NEWS
Biden officials urge patience on immigration amid border surge
"Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration is trying to fix the U. S immigration system working around the clock. To replace the cruelty of the past administration with an orderly, humane on safe immigration process. That comes as Mexican officials expressed hope that many people camped on their side of the border will soon be able to enter the
What We Know About New York Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Claims
"The weekend, Charlotte Senate, A former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the governor. Speaking to The New York Times, Bennett said that last spring, the governor repeatedly asked her invasive questions about her personal life. In reference to one conversation she had with Cuomo in June, Bennett told the Times quote. I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared. In response to the allegations. Governor Cuomo has released a statement that said that quote To be clear. I never inappropriately touched anybody, and I never propositioned anybody, and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable. But these are allegations that New Yorkers just serve answers to and we will have that full statement on the Web. Now. This came days after another former aide to Cuomo, Lindsay Boylan, published her own allegations of sexual harassment against the governor. The governor's press secretary, called Boylan's claims false. Now a number of New York politicians on both the right and the left, are calling for Cuomo to resign. Meanwhile, Cuomo has come out in support of an investigation into the allegations, but The governor was further criticized for initially appointing a judge with ties to one of his advisers to oversee the probe.
Time running out to help 16 million Yemenis avoid disaster
"U n chief antonio guiterrez has led a call for support for sixteen million yemenis including starving children amid a massive funding shortfall for the aid operation in the war crippled country in an appeal for three point. Eight five billion dollars this year mister gutierrez said that nearly fifty thousand yemenis are enduring. Famine like conditions. Yemeni children are starving. The secretary general insisted adding that nearly half of all children under five will likely suffer from acute malnutrition and four hundred. Thousand of those children could die without urgent treatment. The worst hunger is in areas affected by six years of conflict. He said in opening remarks. At a pledging event for yemen organized by the governments of switzerland and sweden some four million people have been forced from their homes. The un secretary general said adding that the hootie offensive in maarib could displace hundreds of thousands. More militarised reiterated his appeal for the water and it has to stop. He said calling for an immediate nationwide ceasefire and confidence building measures followed by an inclusive. Yemeni led political process coordinated by the united nations.
The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase
"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.
Biden warns Iran to "be careful" after airstrikes in Syria
"President biden says he carried out the airstrikes in syria to protect american personnel. Politicians are now reacting to that decision. The chairman of the senate intelligence committee says president binds decision to launch an air strike against. Iran's proxy forces in syria was the right one. Virginia's other democratic senator. Tim kaine also weighing in saying the military action without congressional. Approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances. The two jets dropped seven laser-guided bombs destroying nine buildings used by iran's proxy forces on fox news sunday chris wallace asked white house press secretary. Jen psaki president biden was sending a message to iran. That talks about the us. Rejoining the nuclear deal. Can't happen if you troops are being attacked. T sending an unambiguous message that he is going to protect our men and women serving and our coalition forces. That's fox's lucas thomasson reporting meanwhile the biden administration says it remains open to talks with iran over the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal despite iran's rejection of an e you invitation to join a meeting with the us and other participants in the agreement a senior administration official says. The us is disappointed in the rejection but is flexible to the timing and format of the
(02/27) HOTL Hour 3
"This is handle on the law. Marginal legal advice. Where i tell you have no case. This is floored where a woman is suing the town. She lives in after getting more than a hundred thousand dollars in parking fines. And so is the story of sandy martinez and she parks in her driveway in such a way that she has violated the town ordinance and has been for over a year parking her car in violation of the town ordinance. Whether it's on her property it goes over the driveway. Whatever does the story doesn't tell us exactly what she did. But she's been sitting there and accruing fines of over one hundred grand and now. She is suing the town saying that you have no business finding be one hundred thousand dollars. That is excessive and therefore it is illegal and therefore the fine should be removed and the argument is that the amount of the fines are catastrophic and the government doesn't have the power to impose the financial death penalty so to speak for trivial violations. The company said or her lawyer said the town finder two hundred and fifty dollars per day for the harmless offensive part Parking your car partially on our own front lawn which is clearly in violation and she did it enough to where she got. Hit two hundred and fifty dollars a day and wouldn't and by the way wouldn't move her car it's not as if they towed it away. They just kept on hitting her with fines because they would hit her with a fine she would affect too bad. I'm not paying and now that it's hit a one hundred thousand dollars. He says that's unfair. And she thinks that the law itself or the fine is excessive. She's going to have a tough time with this. And the reason is and the only reason of the reason. Her arguing excessive is that it's it has added up to so much money. Well it's how much the initial fine was. And she's violated violated violated violated. And i think she finally got The two hundred and fifty dollars a day out of two hundred and fifty dollars a day for the entire year three hundred. I don't know but three hundred times to fifty years but it's more than a hundred grand so her argument is not gonna fly for example. Let's say you get a part. Let's say you get a speeding ticket day after day right. And it's a couple hundred dollars and you don't pay it and somehow you're ignoring the warrants. That are out for In your name in the end you get tagged after five months speeding every day and wait. That's too much money. You're charging me doesn't work that way. And so she's gonna lose. There's no question and and the legal issue is does the city have the right to impose a fine of two hundred fifty dollars date. Yes does the city have the right to determine where parked my car on my property. Yes you can't park on your lawn yes. Does the city have the right to say on a public street. I can't part more than seventy two hours us. More than seventy two hours which is my local ordinance. Otherwise they told the car. Hey it's my property. That's a public street. You can't have the right to take away my car. Oh yes we do and it happens all day long so great argument lady absolutely for sure phone calls. Hello audra welcome to handle on the law. Hi four and a half months ago. We were heading out of town. Pulling our brand new trailer year-old fish tailed and Flipped and it was totaled My trucks has one insurance but trailer has a different insurance. My trucks and repaired. We're all good. My trailer was sold. As i said I signed a month ago. I signed the title over to them and they in the letter said we're going to give you forty five thousand dollars. I can not get the money from them. I keep getting passed around to people by sue. Them you've got assume. You have no choice if sue the insurance company. Now it's all you can do. The insurance companies the one that breached the warranty the contract insurance company good news. That's good news. Okay so you find out where they do business. Are you in the state of california. Do they have an office in the state of california. I believe they. Do you find out where the offices and you sue them. And if you can't find an office in the state of california then what you do if they don't have An office but they sell in the state which clearly they do. Then you simply contact the secretary of state and you could do this all on the internet very easy to do and you find out who the agent for service of process is. There's actually the name of a law firm or a an individual where you can serve the company and then that individual law firm whatever law is representing whoever you're suing who is not in the service of process service awesome. Yeah just go right to the secretary of state. Hello jake bill. Yes what can i do for you
"secretary" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Think she's not the only qualified candidate and so to argue that she was the only conceivable choice is an injustice to other people who were under consideration like jay johnson moreover it sometimes comes as a surprise to those of us who are defense experts that people responsible for a broader portfolio than just defense policy might not think defense expertise is the most important qualification for a cabinet appointment and they may well be right certainly michelle flournoy is extremely well regarded by democrats and republicans by military and civilian and of course the washington echo chamber. Being what it is. Everybody had been repeating her name so often that we may be all sorts of believed each other when none of his actually had any raw data to confirm that she was the leading candidate and so maybe the expectations were raised inappropriately. Although i should just be transparent and say i do think she was the best qualified candidate of the three that we were hearing about and i think she would have been outstanding and i supported her for what that's worth. I think that you're right also to identify this cleavage. Now it's ironic chuckle. A little in a sardonic kinda way or maybe even a pained way to think that a woman is almost not diverse enough to get the job at this juncture. But of course i'm being somewhat flip because in reality what president like buying trying to do is to create a government and cabinet and vice president and top team that reflects the country's full range of diversity by gender by race by ideology. I guess so. Far not by political party but nonetheless. He's he's not wedded to any one particular constituency nor should he be he's trying to think about how the different pieces fit together and yet inevitably now we have a world in which even though we've had a black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff colin powell and saw we've had other senior african americans. We have never had a woman chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or woman secretary of defense and now apparently michelle floor noise. Not going to be that person either so you can understand the frustration. But you know. Joe biden didn't oh that particular choice to anybody and he's chosen a lot of other great women for key jobs so i think people have to sort of get over that issue. I know you got two more theories of the case to run by rabbi. But i think that one you're right that there is a lot of loyalty towards michelle a lot of expectation that would be michelle but at the end of the day to sorta get over the fact that you know biden preferred austin and he decided that an african american was more important form of diversification for this particular job. Given who else. He's already chosen for his government at. i personally. Don't want to argue over. Whether it's more important to have a woman or african american i think that's not ultimately the most compelling way to make the choice. So i'll i'll come back later to why i would have preferred michelle. But it's not based on the issue of gender versus race. I'm not sure the expectations should have developed that it was going to go to women. I think there are lots of americans who would make good secretaries of defense right way. Tend to assess aid military leadership with good organizational skills but we don't associated with good political skills. Which are also an important part of being ineffective secretary of defense. I'm not quite sure how. I would apportion that support for michelle's candidacy among those factors. But i will say that there was no reason to believe that she would have a lock on it. She wasn't the only qualified candidate. Ever moreover i'd bet a fair amount of money that if lloyd austin receives the congressional waiver and is confirmed for the secretary of defense we will have the first female deputy secretary of defense and that's also progress the second issue that people are kind of voicing discontent with this appointment is just the merits of the individual appointment. They think he's the wrong guy for the job or they think she was the better choice for the job. Evaluate that well. That's where i come down and probably your third reason is going to be civil military relations where i'm less concerned than some on the second issue. Michelle flournoy is a person who having been under secretary of defense for policy in the early obama years. That's the considered the number three job in the pentagon and it covers the full range of global issues. She was already thinking hard about the rise of china and the beginnings of prickliness from russia which got a lot worse in doing years because michelle left the pentagon in two thousand twelve but nonetheless We're already on her radar screen. She was also thinking very hard about trends in technology. Military innovation obama had his rebalanced to the asia pacific in that period. There was an effort to try to develop a greater focus on innovation in sort of technology development and military modernization with an eye towards china in particular. She already did all batting government. She and i were together on the cia. External advisory board when date the s was director there in shortly after michelle had stepped down for policy job and in that position we were thinking fair amount about the arab spring but we were also thinking a lot about china and both of us sat through a lot of briefings on that subject in the work that she did in the private sector and also in her think tank after stepping down from the pentagon job she also was thinking about great power competition and she developed some special interests in military and organisational reform efficiency. She tried to make that a big part of what she thought about. In those years. I know her pretty well. I talked to her pretty often through that period. I wouldn't consider myself a close michelle flournoy inner circle person. I don't think i was likely get pentagon job under her. But i do consider her friend and someone. I admire very much. Been in touch with so i know. She was thinking about this wide range of issues throughout the whole last decade. Meanwhile for reasons beyond his control general austin was being asked to deal with isis al qaeda the taliban middle eastern problems which are consuming enough. That if you're doing that you're not going to have a whole lot of time for other things and i don't really know a lot. This is where. I have to plead an acknowledge a limit to my awareness. I don't know a lot about what he's been doing since he step down from government And i suspect he certainly spent some time thinking about russia and china and technology. But i don't think he's been as prominent in the in the conversations or in the research as michelle flournoy so to my mind. She spent a decade at least getting ready for the three big challenges. That face secretary defense today. China russia and technology and general austin's going to have a steep learning curve. I don't want to sound like i'm against him per se I just think michelle was the stronger choice on the merits. But if going to do this job he is going to have to recognize as he probably does just how much he has to learn about these issues that were not previously it in his wheelhouse. I wouldn't presume to know why. President-elect biden chose general austin but the optics of civilians hiding behind the legitimacy of uniforms is really problematic. And that's why i think retired. General austin is a sub optimal choice. I actually think the norms of civilian control of the military and military subordination to elected civilian officials have been kicked around pretty soundly in the trump administration and one of the things candidate biden ran for election on was restoring the norms of democracy in america. And i think choosing a general officer only three years retired from active service and whose only professional engagements in.
"secretary" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"This happens a lot where you have to do like the sex role and once you do the sex role well, you have become a legitimized actor like as a woman you mean like as a yeah I think I think we've seen it a million times in like. UPS. You gotTA stop. Saying. I don't I can't speak to what just happened. Sunny added again, Bachelor. Thanks sunny doesn't like when. Women speak for too long. He All Day like I feel like you know like it's very trackable in any and Jalen Hall is twenty three, twenty four when she foams this. So it's not quite as egregious but it's like when a Disney star or Nickelodeon star graduates are playing kid rolls and does an adult role it's always like a zero to one hundred like the most adult role that could possibly play and this kind of that moment for Manga, Jilin Hall and she's a great I mean she's a she's so talented and it like in spite of everything I still think she gives a really good performance. I just wish that that didn't necessarily have to happen too for her to be stuff. At least she does sell that that look at the ends that breaking the fourth wall like that is entirely just Maggie. Being like. I could to save this movie. Don't put it on me. And then she says, a cat is not a dog. I. Yeah. Yeah. Maybe that's like the best read that end moment is Maggie Jilin. Talking to the audience being like listen there's so many ways to get ahead and I promise to be a subversive in the future. Just. Give me a chance I'll I'll do the deuce some day. It'll be great. Yes. She will do the dues. At least for me now, I see this movie as like her movie I see it as like a thing that made her it helped her career and it's great when you look at sort of what she's done it as an actress But if I were to teach a class on sexuality and good representations of Sim, I would not include it No. No. I mean I appreciate media that attempts to normalize things that are widely understood by you know the general population as like DSM still is I think but like with secretary we weren't there with it being represented responsibly. On the ground especially again that like there is a full on. That happens and it is framed by the movie as No. This is just the start of this sub relationship right and it's like, no that is not what happens is just a girl who got spanked and did not know what a Saddam relationship even was yet right right and did not consent to it again, like nothing about what he was going to do had been previously discussed or agreed upon and the power dynamic of like I mean, you know it's not like a manufactured beady SM power dynamic. It is a real power dynamic. He controls her income and takes it away and like there's just so much actually fucked up stuff happening. Omega I forgot about the most annoying part is like her mom take like picks her up and waits outside the Office for her to get off work all the time, and then finally one day James spader character is like you're going to walk home from now on by yourself and she does it and she's like I felt like I was walking for the first time. And I was like like You needed a man to tell you. You could go on a walk. Yes. She needed this man to tell her to do so many things and it's like not like, I don't like. It just doesn't work. It just doesn't work and it never enters like the various specific detail of she has just gotten out of like an extended stay in the hospital for self harm like that is never really referenced again, it's just kind of used as convenient like there was a whole other set of like you're going through a lot when you get out of a situation like that, but she doesn't seem to really yeah least onscreen doesn't seem to process it at all. It never seems to click it's never like her parents are like. Her parents in cool that the newspapers are there when she's having what could be described as a mental breakdown, but they don't call in old therapist, they're not like. We should like call her old hospital and see if they can get someone over here. Right? It's very confusing because at the beginning he's seen as say he like says to her like if you ever need help with anything like call me, I'll do my best to help you. Yeah like. Yeah, and then he doesn't know. We don't see you yet. They just like bringing at all these people were like maybe you should read about feminism dummy. Weird away for the book to be like I, that feminists have a problem with this movie and it's like. I thought that was a very kind of funny two, thousand, two passive aggressive like. This woman with a middle part and. Is giving a lot of books. She doesn't get it. She's just angry. She's so mad and we don't know why and I mean she's in it for all of two I mean literally to see and she's in the scene where she stops on the jacket and then she shows up at the end to say he was actually a genius, the whole time and what her name is Tricia is that right?.
"secretary" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"The the like hovering or he's just like Like Sweetie and then he just she like she liked turns around like does the like spank me move and he's just like get a condo right? Like just like he's just a character you feel so bad for and she does briefly dates some like other people in a Montag which I feel like the movie would have been better if we'd actually seen her go on these like bad M. dates and like experienced but like very quickly, they're just like, yeah, she tried like throw tomatoes at somebody and this in any way that didn't work so she must be in love with James Spader. So let's move on right. It's like they look like the lamest like s an MD as you could. Probably picked the wrong people off of craigslist relief. The newspaper. Guessing you're putting your ass ads in the newspaper. You'RE GONNA get some some messes. Right. So, then at work Lee puts a worm in a letter to Mr Grey to try to re initiate their bedia some relationship, and it works sort of in that. There's like another encounter, but Mr Gray feels guilty about his behavior and he thinks there's something wrong with him and he wants to suffer ties with Lee. So he fires her and she is devastated. That's when she tries these other dom sub relationships with other men. none of them work out. She gets engaged to Peter because she doesn't know what else to do. But on their wedding day she runs away Allah Julia Roberts in runaway bride to Mr Gray and she's like I love you I wanna be with you I wanna make love and he's like put your hands on the desk plant both feet on the floor and don't move until. I. Come back she takes that note very serious. Does. Not move she doesn't move he. He does different things to test her I. Guess Like We said we he tells Peter where she is. She urinate in the wedding dress he fends like everyone is ends the entire Kathy Movie Basically, everyone we've seen up until this point like comes in to have a little monologue with her where they all talk about him it's never like Haley are you like hungry? No one brings her snack. Her mom brings her ps but that. Brings her some peas but most of them are just like he is brilliant. Isn't he? Oh my gosh. The worm trick was so smart and it's just like. is anyone like a therapist kind of talks to her and then the only person who really gets through to her is her dad who's like reading the Bible right? I was honestly kind of confused I was like is she hallucinating news because she's so hungry and tired and then it's like, no, these people are really here I think we're I got confused like, how did Mr Gray get his ex wife participate in this like she and compliment him, Carl did he call his ex wife before he called the press or did he call the press I? Would I get that? I guess they're divorces since has been settled off screen. Seem very upset in the beginning and now she's gone full circle to, yes. He's genius and somehow he slipped through my hands. She's like I was just showing too much agency analogy et CETERA. The actual person a few times and that didn't click for him. But you were just a perfect, just lanc tablet of a human bright for him to imprint on head. So those so those people were actually there she gets like five hundred copies of co-dependency no more. She reads none of them and then and then he finally comes back after I believe three days of her not sleeping not eating or drinking water presumably pissing and shitting herself, and then he comes back sweeps her off her feet. He takes her home he gives her a bath and then they become a couple. They get married. They fuck on a tree goes off to work. They fuck on a tree he you know he keeps being a lawyer she we're not sure what she does with. A sack because she's not going to the office, right? Does she just stay at home? We don't really know actually by the end of the movie, the one thing we know about her that she is the secretary we don't even know that anymore. We actually end the movie knowing less about her than we started with. That is true. Let's. We don't even know her job she likes like. This. Yeah. This is pretty disempower. In a way equally Inglis as when she began but well, yeah, like this was supposed to be a very happy ending. Yeah. Well, that's the movie. Let's take a quick break and then we'll come back for more discussion. Rimini and I am joined by Mike. Winder at. We are very excited to announce that we are continuing our journey with a new podcast called Scientology Fair game. What is fair? Game Determined Scientology that that is used to describe a was used to describe the. Taking care of, and that's the euphemism Tom Okay threats and enemies of scientology. What it really is is a series of writings and policies directives by L Ron. Hubbard that lay out how you go about destroying someone who is an enemy of Scientology listen to Scientology Fair game on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts..
"secretary" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"In and I will say watching it now I did hate it I saw every problem but I also did see this way where I was like thirteen or whatever, and I was like Oh. My God of course, I thought this was the sexiest thing in the world like him just telling her what to eat for dinner and how of course I'd be like Oh. My God, that's so hot that that someone would take the time and care to do that. I was a latchkey kid I had to feed myself so that obviously super hot to me shore and it's just you know the I. Feel, like it sexualize things in this kind of non sexy way where you're like, okay I guess I can work with this even though I'm still really not clear on who this woman is or what exactly she wants or why she has decided this lifestyle speaks to her right. There's a lot to latch onto with Lee, which is like part of I duNno, it was I was so in and out because it's like, yeah, NAT watching it. Now, the problems are very clear, but it also is like it's very of its time in a lot of ways and I don't know what about the the. That masturbation scene. Very early, two thousands. This, like, just visually trippy like as all girls. No the way we. As. We like envision a flower opening and we're sitting in the middle of it, and then the boy that we have a crush on appears and like wash our hair worse. That's how girls Master Bites is very MTV to visual. Just like fireworks. Green screen. Stuff happening but then again I was just like okay. So she's like fourteen years old like Thing, we were like, okay she's a baby. She's. I think she's probably legally an adult but either way the age gap between her and Mr Gray is pretty substantial and that's the other th. That's enough this is A. I James Spader I hate him so much that words cannot describe how much I think he is the worst. Yeah. I don't know how he gets. I just I hate him so much. But Anyway, that's neither here. Nor there if it was I've heard is very like not nice person really pitcher. Yeah. Oh I thought do you dislike him as a performer I just hate him because I hate his him as an actor I think just the the roles he Tends at least of the ones I've seen that he's in I, find him loathsome like he's in that movie crash like the car crash movie I found him really creepy in that movie I found him really creepy in sex lies and videotape like everything he's in and then this movie like everything he's in that I've seen just find him really feel like this is his last like movie. This is the last time we saw like a hot James, spader? So. Maybe, we celebrate it for that short loan. This is. So. Long? I gotta go being avengers age of altron now. The Black Man. He had a show called the blacklist ray rambling ten years or something yeah. He's been on so many things for ten years that I didn't know. He well, he was on the office to write like after out. Of that's a good name. On Boston legal my mom watched the hat. On Love Boston legal gets a lot of work and I just don't know why I don't I. Don't get it not here for James Spader. I think he's still kind of like riding that like his first wave of success because he was in so many like he was the sexy guy in so many movies, and now he's just kind of set for life or that that's my guess. Secretary Yeah. It's an to sexiness. and. It, it enriches the experience. If you knew like 'cause if I just saw James Spader, that's the guy like, yeah. But because you know like he has this icon like sex icon status. which I don't. Just to be Mr Gray like at no point in the movie is he an interesting or charismatic cared? No like she's just like he's so complex I can see why he's hurting and then James spader just looks like constipated and he's he's just like I gotta go just knockouts and push ups and that's him the entire movie it's just like he's running on a treadmill. Yeah I gotTa Take Care of my orchids. where's your personality Bro Yeah Oh? Yeah. He organs. vaginas symbol in his office, and then you have to you know he's a good guy because he can handle the vagina flowers and not everybody can do that feminist icon. They like kind of set this thing up in the beginning where like it seems like he has dom there's like this X. Woman who comes in and stops all over his stuff and I was like Oh good I'm GonNa love it. If he gets it handed to him but then in the end she's like no, he is a genius and he slipped through my Fingers and I I just wish I had been as smart as you Lee to capture him and it's like wait. So wait you're like so angry and came into his office because this guy who we've literally never heard say anything smart is just so brilliant that you like you just had to storm down there to yell at him to sign divorce papers. What's I? Yeah. 'cause it's a he's like he's a genius at why at lawyer he doesn't even seem like a lawyer by the way. No. We heard. Yeah. There's like one time where he's just like I told you to send the notes on the case house and it just sounds like something lake like a writer was like this lawyers talk we'll just have him say through the door just he can add live Spadaro philodendron worry. He knows the law I'm probably was on Boston legal right. The thing it will say about I mean there's a lot of things to say about James Spader but I was struck maybe it's like my tv but I had to like turn up the volume and turn down the volume so much watching this movie because he speaks like in a whisper. Kept like cranking my Roku eighty and then. Slamming it back down. It was so hard to hear that was the question I actually was going to ask, does it count as passing the test if you can't hear the man theft? Whispering technically doesn't count is Maggie John How just talking toward? Like Because he'll be like. S. Hallway. Step into my off look so quiet. There were pivotal scenes I had to watch like three or four times because I just I can't hear him I-. Roku. One hundred I can't hear. I think all the scenes where he supposed to be. And it's interesting because you know I think it would be better if we saw Lee actually consent to a lot of this approach it with any sort of like passion or excitement like. You know but we really just like headphones on listening to one tape about being blake being a dumb. But most of it is James spader character being like you do this you sniffle too much. I. Think you need to stop touching your hair and he's just projecting all of these things onto her. And it's just so uncomfortable and it's like if you would have just given some of that agency to lease character would have been a little better because his character just isn't interesting enough to carry it in the whole time he's just lake. I think you'd be happier if you just kept your shoes onto your town. and. Then we're supposed to be like Holy Shit. He totally gets this girl self esteem and what she needs. Yeah, she broke the snow glow. We'll before we get to far into it let's do the recap and then we'll, and then we'll really just let loose will loosen up as she is told, she needs to do by Mr Gray. Listen Up, we'll take a ride. We'll drink hot chocolate. Everything she's not old enough to have an adult beverage. Okay. Actually. Let's take a quick break and then we'll come right back and do the recap. Hi It's Jamie here to talk to you about America's number one meal kit. Hello fresh. If you have not heard or tried hellofresh yet I'm here to tell you.
"secretary" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"The process so we all have a responsibility as citizens to fight against efforts to misinform voters about their rights about the process and to take various different forms but to be active engaged critical thinkers in the information. We're getting and passing on and at the same per campaigns and not leaders as well so our efforts on election security really focus on those two things and educated me empowering listens to fight back against deceptive practices such critical is protecting the infrastructure system itself with so much going on. What do you think is the biggest risk to this election? Day home or don't vote because they feel they can't they? Shouldn't it's unsafe me. The biggest concern I have and what we're working every day to fight against. We want every citizen in Michigan and beyond to know that and have full faith that they can exercise their right to vote this fall and can do so with faith in our democratic institutions. It feels like a lot it is. I mean he intentionally was set up to acquire all of us to play a role and every Iraq. And so that is if you D and also it's challenge so in all these issues fighting back on elections security making sure that the November election is an accurate reflection of the will of citizens of our country. All of that you know gay gets down to all of the other. Look there's learning right back didn't happen because Lyndon Johnson said no we need Federal Law. It happened because demanded equality inference went to Mississippi and registered voters and showed that courage. Not that is what our democracy really is about. It's about its people and the secretary level it named Nicole to play and I think it's much rather use it to towards partisan and using it towards like engaging everyone outing and in our democracy actually took off twenty secretaries of state to film five months into my tenure. 'cause I was like this is what we're about guys this. Is You know proper the bridge so much of the work that we do in about enabling our systems to be a conduit for the electric's voice voters voice. But we can't do that in my voters. Believe in it believe in the system as well and sixty exerciser vote and demand and times when withheld her oppressed and we do better and tight with them against depression and other thing I mean. Honestly it's why I got politically active because what in two thousand to Al Gore. I was so completely horrified and it was the first moment in my life where I was like. Oh maybe can't be trusted and I promised myself that I would do everything I could. And within my power to help people to vote. And that's when I started driving people to the polls two thousand four. That's when I started driving people to the polls because of what happened in two thousand so identifying thousand votes our country's history so Chris in one state yeah other pieces of this to me is that so much of our history and who we are as a nation as defined by win the election and when that comes down to failures and the system of democracy for whatever reason then our history is defined by things. That aren't accurate. People gain power in a way that is not what the majority of people were mean. We see this in two thousand sixteen much. Our country has changed a response to chronic buyers. So much is decided by an election and I know we feel some times at one. Vote doesn't matter four votes or their householder which I didn't define who we are as a nation and we're seeing what happens when people don't oftentimes people electing the don't reflect the country. I want to switch gears and talk about some of the recent events in Michigan. You've had some I mean. It appears terrifying things happening. They're armed men storming the State House demanding. The governor reopen the state despite overwhelming scientific consensus to the contrary. What is up with that? What's happening. Who are able. It's heartbreaking to see actually when we have a governor who has brought together people are very movies the business community all over the state to inform her decision making should make very clear. Data driven decision in someone is a reflection of misinformation citizens are one in terms of what spurs someone to oppose it this information that they're hearing from different sources that we can be about. Parvin those sources come from a high levels or power. But it's sort of spurred on by permission it was politicize political and partisan agenda. That's not necessarily about the health of our state or communities or families and I think first and foremost I'm so honored to be working alongside governor. Who has been sped fast in continuing to do? What's best for everyone even those who seek to do harm and it's a reflection of good leadership certainly and when you again without being friend history. The decisions that are often made are ones that we make as leaders when they're unpopular right. And and you just hope that everyone power to make decisions and affect us all do. What's right now with popular politics and certainly in times like he'd more important so it's been scary early. It's unnerving days that it's happened winner and you know people with on storming the Capitol building and he just think what is this. What are we become the racial dynamics? Of course well he had was a car doing just sort of see the privilege of a community that have that reaction the communities of caller would have. And you know. Everything's up in Georgia with Aubrey. Martyn Amick to and just real elevations of the issues of criminal justice. And then you always there. You know. I think everyone in our state regardless of your party affiliation should be able to denounce violence in our capital. Yeah we haven't had that. Well that's because we don't have a leader at the highest level. That is able to do that. Yeah leader that was. Put there by an election right. So that's why there's when we have an election coming out. There's all the more reason to ensure winner hurt in the political arena the proper way but yeah so it's been Gosh. I mean even just this week. There was a vote illegal opinion by the Attorney General. The capital condition outlaw firearms and the capital declined to do so. Even people leveraging threats against elected office holders and it's time agreeing fighting and certainty to have that exacerbated by this type of behavior it just really disappointing that all around and I think moments of crisis you can either try to bring up the best. They can bring out the worst. Yeah and I think we all the Jones have a choice that we can make. And certainly what? We're all looking seen great leadership. We're also seeing some the worst behavior that we can see in society. Well and I think that a lot of it is stemming from this lack of coordinated effort in the beginning. It's like wear masks. Don't wear masks. Please don't wear masks your today. We're GONNA wear masks and when it's something as simple as protecting yourself with a mask and that message gets botched and there's no federal guidelines for reopening even though everyone's talking about reopening I think there is no real sort of begin of truth that we can trust. I think fouts using the best job he possibly can be doing in the CDC. I mean we. We heard a few weeks ago that the CDC guidelines and trump is editing them right now but states are already opening up. Wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of blanket guidelines? Were all on the same page? Because I mean as far as I know. We don't have barriers protecting us from other states that are opening where the pandemic is growing at a friend who is the other day and packing my driving through different states and I decide. Don't get out of your car and that state I live in Detroit and even just this morning I learned of our colleague former state. Senator more heard who passed away colonel virus and there's been significant racial disparities in. Detroit in other places in terms of WHO's been affected by this but certainly in communities of Color African American communities have been highly affected across the country. From what reasons because it is being the task force on this in Michigan and elsewhere but losing someone or losing many people to this virus versus not knowing anyone who was affected by it for multiple reasons and therefore being more susceptible to not leaving things that need to protect yourself and the restrictions are good reason for your own good health and my deputy secretary state income landlords attorney Emberley from time he's African American sixties and his experience with this forest. He lost so many people who knows his of big whisper. Portion impact had yet community different. Any experience at somewhere in the world can be might have based on who they know and who's going to factor that plays a little too in front of more reflection of our society and how race connected we are that we can't know or feel compassion towards those teaming would be another place but his experience is very different and also taking. 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"secretary" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"In two thousand eighteen Jocelyn Benson was elected as secretary of state in Michigan. It was part of a historic sweep. Where women were also elected to the governorship and to the Attorney General's office then the corona virus hit and Donald Trump went on the warpath personally attacking governor. Whitmer as she fought to get her citizens access to needed medical equipment. Well now he's also attack. Jocelyn calling her a rogue secretary of state for her plan to make sure all Michigan voters can apply to get an absentee ballot. This fall keeping them safe from the virus and ensuring everyone has a chance to vote. Jocelyn joined us to talk about the monumental importance of voting rights in the age of trump and the corona virus. This year we saw the. You're the woman. Two Point Gretchen. Whitmer Dana Nessel Jocelyn Benson Debbie Stamina and the list goes secretary of state of the Great State of Michigan. Four four my duties to invest in my abilities regard. Help me guys. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says. She sees nothing wrong with paper ballots. Secretary of state says the voter absentee ballot. Applications are great way for voters to vote in coming elections without risking their. How ahead of a planned visit to Michigan Tomorrow? President trump is targeting the leaders of the state on twitter president trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state announced that all of the states registered. Voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Benton Secretary of State of Michigan on fighting every day to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Sorry not sorry first of all. Thank you so much for doing this. I really really appreciate it. It's interesting because you have a job that I don't think a lot of people fully grasp what you do as secretary of State in Michigan. You're responsible for overseeing elections. But can you give my listeners? Really an overview of what that entails. And just broadly what? The job secretaryastate position in most states overseas democracy and that means everything from money in politics and regulating promoting disclosure of bat to the actual act of casting a ballot and making sure those votes are counted accurately protecting the security of the process. Anything that goes into ensuring that our democracy runs well flows lows through each state secretary of State and from your perspective. What is the biggest threat to our democracy? And you can do that. Broadly but you can also do that in Michigan. Well Yeah I always say that. A healthy democracy requires an engaged. An informed electorate and so in that way biggest threat is disengaged and misinformed electorate. I think you need both. You need everyone. Voting particular especially systems of underrepresented communities whose voices has historically been at the table and decisions. That are made them. But you also need to to be informed about all the aspects of an issue that they can make independent decisions about what's best for them. We're having our communities so to me really. You need people. Running the system secretaries of state and we need elected representatives who all kind of flow into that any neighbouring and encourage engagement and Commission. Of course the media as well but if you poke short on either of those two metrics those two pieces than democracy is threatened and. I think that's some of what we are seeing today where you have in some cases. Low turnout or disengagement or feeling of apathy or. My vote doesn't matter. My voice doesn't matter which is the exact opposite of which real and democracy or people not having access to accurate information about the decisions that are being made note decision makers that are making them can hold them accountable. We here and we've heard a lot about Michigan this cycle. So what makes it so important in this election besides the Electoral College? And how did it become a battleground? These chicken is a collection of voters that really reflects the entire country in many ways certainly in the Midwest and you've got a very diverse population we've got the largest concentrations for example Arab American voters in the country. We've got strong urban areas with unique stories and history like Detroit and Flint and high levels of communities of color growing Tino population and then a lot of the state is very rural. And so the racial demographics. The economic demographics -cation you have also right next to Detroit. One of the wealthiest per capita community in the country and they got in some ways integregation and many of the problems that afflict and having the country historically are reflected in Michigan. There's a great thing I saw when I personally hear when Michigan accuses the whole country gets a cold that in some ways is a bellwether state. Her a lot of different things is that because of the people because of history because of the community that can indicate how rest of the country like feeling going and attention on our state certainly over the past ten years when it comes to presidential elections. Really underscored that. Well let's talk about November. I want a really sort of dive into what the plan is. Now that the pandemic changed everything. Because I feel like we're going to all be looking to you and to Michigan to sort of figure this out because you you are a battleground state. So what are the plans? How do we ensure that people are going to be able to vote confident that you really? In this age moment of uncertainty. There are two things that are absolutely certain. Bertha guards are elections in Michigan and many other states won the election. In November will happen. It will happen on time will happen on schedule and to citizens in Michigan and many other states will have a right to participate in that election from their home. Coming to you from the Robertson League voting booth here my dining room table. This is Dave. He's at home in Seattle Washington. Dave's done a lot of reporting on. What he says is a simple solution to how America can vote during the pandemic Chins of millions of people in America by mail now every election and it's fine. Washington is one of the few states that runs its entire election through the mail voting by got to walk into the two thousand. We everyone who done food by mail. Basically works by taking two important elements of voting verifying your identity and filling out the ballot and moving them from a polling place to your home or the ballot gets mailed a weeks before the election. They will not have to choose between her health and right to vote which is critical in ensuring back at this moment of historical election. Possibly the most significant election in our lifetime that every citizen knows exactly how to vote and doesn't worry that in casting they're risking their health so armee work really over the next five and a half months or how many weeks are left until November election. Which is coming out of quite quickly is to make sure that every citizen feels confident in the process knows exactly how to ensure their ballots. Catchy counting it there heard and if they are engaged if not even more so than ever before in using the power vote. To hold elected officials accountable. You said before and I agree with you that I feel like a lot of at least the younger generations feel that their voice and their vote does not make a difference. And it's always been hard to get out certain votes. How are we going to do this when there is a pandemic? I know it's going to happen. I know it has to happen. I know it's going to happen on time. I just can't wrap my head around unless you know by some miracle. Mcconnell wakes up and decides you know what everybody should be allowed to vote from home. That's what we're GonNa do this election cycle Howard secretaries of state. Who are leading the way. Alex Padilla in California. Were to implement program where every voter in the state will get balancing automatically. You've got that same. That's been in place for many years in Oregon and Washington champions Guy Secretaries it's actually both sides of the aisle because one of the other really important aspect of this officers. We administered democracy. We make sure everybody is hurt. It's not a heart condition and oftentimes uses that in the past. But that said. I think secretaries of state that either working with my colleagues around the country are working overtime in the vast majority of states to ensure every citizen has that preserved right by mail in Michigan. We've got this unique story. Because in two thousand eighteen voters voted overwhelmingly to amend our constitution to create a right to vote by mail as well as many other things like automatic voter registration and the ability to register to vote on election day. So really what it comes down to in my view is making sure. One voting is a very personal thing so making sure citizens essentially have choices.
"secretary" Discussed on The Big Show
"Eleven o six. Welcome to the big show. That's the big show walk. My Name is Bob Wynne. I keep winding the big show up every day. We've seen some blue skies in fact tell you about fifteen minutes ago here in my basement studio. I saw some sunshine streaming in one of the windows Iran outdoors to see what was going on and by the time I got back out there and gone away. But we're getting some partly cloudy skies. Yeah I know first time. We've seen this really andy. I hear you laughing with me here. This is the first time I've seen sunshine in probably four or five days. Except maybe you know some spotty conditions now. Yesterday I will admit I was nor central. I heard you talking about a special Saima. That usually means we're developing a program to play later date which we'll talk about that coming up but I was in north central Iowa and sunny around four dodge and then I got to Algana going straight up one sixty nine and I got to go got cloudy again and I'll tell you what those folks have had some rainfall last What was the last weekend I guess when Minnesota and sections of Illinois picked up some heavy rain north central Iowa did as well and the What is the of Batna and I think the east four the moines not behaving themselves well in a lot of water along the roadways there. Lot of water in ditches. And that's not a big deal we don't you we don't like to see it there but it's not really a big deal for crops. There is a lot of standing water though is let me know. Lets me know? Those soils were very very saturated when all that rainfall came on them. And you're talking about Casseus County Iowa partner and that is big time good dirt for producing corn and soybeans so that that is a concern without water stan. These fields for sometimes five and six days. We're going to be some holes Out there but that's That's what I did. I got a lot of windshield time yesterday and love every second of it I saw I saw the picture of one of the places that you stopped and it was like what noon or so and I'm going well and I think Secretary Nagy even said I guess it's five o'clock somewhere Don't tip your hand too much as to what we might be talking about but we are preparing to honor another one of the Iowa. Farm Bureau Renew Rural I award winners and we'll be doing that in the next couple of weeks but yeah I was there and it's funny because you talk about these things and I think Secretary Mike. Nag may have had one of the products named after him. How about that is that right. I'm just kidding you. I'm just just Joshua there. These are good folks farm folks and they're producing Some products from things. That grow right there on good old Iowa farmer. Talk more about that. But the the big picture Young Andrew is a looked like everything was planted at least for the first time and like I say there are some potholes standing around and temperatures cool. Today's warm stay. We've I think all week and I'm still you know I'm not talking about running around in cutoff shorts yet because it's It's not what you call hot out there and I believe I've been listening to the weather folks on our flagship station. W. H. O. W. MT here for the last couple of days. We're talking about rain right on through the weekend. It isn't that right. Yeah it depends on where you're at I know there's a lot of enthusiasm For the The three day Memorial Day weekend traditionally. It'd be the start of the you know some are grilling and barbecue and And gathering season. But I've seen a lot of boats being pulled the last days Gotten out So we'll see what happens. outdoor recreation of course the the bathrooms that the state parks or or reopening to what they call the modern restrooms which. I think means the ones with running water. Right that is outdoor outdoor activity Socially distance looks like a lot of people looking forward of at this weekend. And you know director Kayla over to the DNR her family's campers so the the tell you firsthand. What's going on? She gets out and does it. She gets out there and and Their Camper so. I know they enjoy a lot of the parks. State parks in fact Yeah and she's doing a great job and I even mentioned that to her on social media earlier this week and I discovered also a small world connection so the next time I see. Tell Tiller about that to somebody that I know pretty. Well I've worked with quite a bit Apparently is knows that family very good too. So that was a pleasant visit yesterday afternoon and That's a that's another one of those bobbitt's It's been ten weeks or so and it'll be nice when we get to see people again. Yeah no you're right and Looking forward to Getting out like I say yesterday was a huge wonderful break for me Sandy the same way sandy's the folk What the lady that that heads up. You know the renew our program with the Iowa Farm Bureau and she said been longtime that since she'd been out in the countryside as well and it is. It's wonderful and I'm happy to do that. And I always come back Just raring to go and recharged after that. Hey speaking raring to go. Andy we did find out three big things. We need to know right now. A unique start to this summer grilling season when ribs and chops are very popular before checkoff marketing communications director Jason. Then he says the third of all ribbon shop. Sales traditionally occur between memorial and Labor Day as the guerrillas and the Long smokers come out of storage from the winner. More people have gotten into smoking and that longer lower slower cook and so we're seeing an increased interest in shoulders and belly to that point so I think it'll be interesting to see how the parts of the pig sell this summer because people who are home and taking a little bit more time probably have a little bit more willingness to explore and maybe fire up the smoker. Not just on a Saturday or a Sunday. They might be willing to do so in the middle of the week and may need to do that too. Depending on what happens to prices here coming up he says when he corona virus pandemic began consumer stocked up on meet pro protein. Silly thinks some probably still in existence in the freezer and they've got to videos available with handy cooking ideas. Us ethanol heading to China. Look here I posted this this morning. According to three industry sources and shipping data a rare. Us ethanol shipment will arrive in China. Very soon. Reuters has the story about this this morning. That says it may be the first ethanol shipment to hit China. Since the two countries struck the trade the phase one trade deal earlier this year China recently waves some additional tariffs on almost seven hundred American products including ethanol to support more purchases of US farm goods to help meet its obligations in the phase. One trade deal since China made the move. The ethanol industry has been watching for signs of renewed trade of the biofuels and tariffs on. Us That's an all. Were once his highest seventy percent That really kind of prohibited the business from taking place. Line making the agreement. We talked about this with the secretary. Mike Nagy in depth during his address to the food fuel and fiber industry daily on the big show but they've got a cooperative interstate shipment agreement with USDA's food safety and inspection service that will allow some of the smaller processors and lockers to sell state inspected products across state line and the secretary told us. Of course they'd been hearing about the need for this opportunity. What that allows is for small meat lockers and meat processors in the state of Iowa that our state inspected and that want to participate in this program. We'll be able to go through a couple extra steps and remain state inspected but they will be able to then sell their products across state lines. And so this is something that we started down this path last year we were actually approached by several of our meat processors And the Meat Processors Association and asked us to look into this and look into it. They did it took some time. He said to work through the process but he also says consumers can be assured that state inspected. Beef is safe and that it's been federally inspected. Eleven fifteen the show clock and those are the three big day. She'll love at fair-way about that Fairway doing a nice job of featuring a product that we produce so well here in the state of Iowa and that is ground pork. We're GONNA talk more with Joyce hop is coming up here. A little bit as we head into the holiday weekend are getting your grills fired up and Joyce is GonNa talk to us about making sure pork as part of that We need to take a look at what's going on with the weather here. The coalition support. I was farmers. Is the sponsor of the weather right now. And tell you that we are looking at Wet conditions here in the upper mid West through the weekend Nathan Fisher. Stand by though and nate. You tell me what's going on in South America as far as harvest weather real quick well also white conditions down in South America I in Brazil Rio grounded so soap they will see moderate heavy showers today and tomorrow then become mostly dry Starting Sunday until Tuesday temperatures. They're above normal today near to below normal tomorrow then below normal Sunday Monday and Tuesday monographs diesel and Goya's also seeing some scattered moderate showers today mostly in the southern parts of the region. Then they will have scattered showers in the north tomorrow and Sunday than becoming dry Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures above normal today near to below normal tomorrow and below normal. Sunday through Tuesday whether on the big show brought.
"secretary" Discussed on Kickass News
"Of the university of chicago's graduate school of business and a fellow at the center for advanced study in the behavioral sciences at stanford university before returning to washington where he served as secretary of labor secretary of the treasury and the first director of the newly formed office of management and budget under president richard nixon nixon during this period chilton also served as chairman of the council on economic policy negotiated a series of trade protocols with the soviet union and represented attended the united states at the tokyo meeting on the general agreement on tariffs and trade he later became chairman of the president's economic policy advisory board under president ronald ronald reagan before serving as reagan secretary of state playing a key role in implementing a foreign policy that would lead to the successful conclusion of the cold war and the development of strong relationships between the united states and the countries of the asia pacific region including china japan and the association of southeast asian nations sion's since then george shultz has made his home at stanford university's hoover institution where he's the thomas w and susan before distinguished fellow today a secretary shultz joins me for a wide ranging discussion covering everything from the cold war and climate change to economics in the trump tax plan he recalls his close relationship ship with his favourite president ronald reagan and the vital importance of the president and his secretary of state being on the same page he talks about ronald reagan's pershing shing missile moment as a masterclass in peace through strength and the nineteen eighty six tax act as a lesson in breaking through partisan gridlock. George shultz reveals how he knew mikhail gorbachev was someone he could do business with he shares what he saw a meeting years ago with a young vladimir putin and he suggests that president trump may may soon need to have a pershing moment of zone plus. Why ronald reagan never bluffed. Why foreign policy is a lot like gardening and why the prospect of nuclear the war still keeps this old cold warrior up at night coming up with former secretary of state george shultz in just a moment.
"secretary" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"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.
"secretary" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"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.
"secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Politically that i ash carter have assumed before i passed it onto him that political and moral responsibility ability and i've been up all night asking all the questions and making sure that we had good answers that seemed reasonable expectation and when i did that he didn't do what he'd have to do if he came to doubt me which is turned his staff and say would you guys check this that is what someone who doesn't fully trust what he's getting from secretary defense does i didn't wanna be someone he didn't fully trust now i'm not gonna say that you know he trusted me in all things at all times and so forth but i worked very carefully over time convincing them that i wouldn't send lightly send him a proposal unless i had really tried to put myself in his shoes first he deserves after all he's out a president's out doing all kinds of other stuff and so in my lifetime it's changed over time i think you have have oversight of complex ops today that's not wasn't true during the cold war and it was just kind of all or nothing and yet as secretary defense don't want people in the white house or people around town iser jump being the chain of command on me but they best way to avoid that has to be a secretary of defense whom the president feels is scrubbing things as much as he would have any you knew present upon credits bama was eight demanding person and i respected that i think you should be demanding of you're stabs demanding i need my staff is nice to them is always courteous to me but he was in patient sloppiness any darn well oughta be darnall it'd be i went way over time i was a two into this the book is inside the five cited box lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the pentagon there's a million other great stories in the book everyone should read it if you wanna know just a piece of what that job is like ash carter thank you so much for doing it thanks really good to be with you as always nitrogen and about the world happy july fourth.
"secretary" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Oh my grandkids love that being green guy, I prefer the one with the hammer myself. Okay. I think we're done here now. Get all your favorite apps shows and movies, right? On contoured TV from Cox. Just a few hours after ordering one thousand more troops in the Middle East in the midst of rising tensions around the president who you see they're standing at the podium for his reelection rally we're monitoring that for news. The acting secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan who he ordered those troops to go to the Middle East announced. He's stepping down after revelations about domestic violence incidents involving his son and ex wife more than seven years ago. Shanahan's ten years acting secretary already set a record the longest the country's gone without a Senate confirmed, secretary, defense, and now with his drawl vacancies likely to continue indefinitely at a time when the Trump administration is blaming a Ron for tax on mentally shipping and threatening to retaliate leadership vacuum, and the Pentagon has left an opening for some of the president's most bellicose advisers who've been pushing action against Iran for years. One of those advisers secretary state, Mike Pompeo just paid a personal visit US central command Centcom, which oversees the US military in the Middle East. He did this fight. The fact he's secretary seat has no role in defense departments. Chain of command, according to pump, the president has no desire to go to war. We have been engaged in many messages, even this, this moment, right here, communicating to Iran, that we are there to deter aggression. President Trump does not want war, and we will continue to communicate that message wall doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region, and joined now by former secretary of Defense William cone. The secretary does it matter that there is not a confirmed. Secretary of defense. I think it matters that there is a lack of continuity in the office. Yes, whenever you continue to have the churning of personnel..
"secretary" Discussed on The Takeout
"Great radio stations around the country or on CBS. We thank you for joining us. You know, this show is two things every single week one relentlessly curious to steadfastly, non ideological, right, left and centre. Always welcome at the takeout table. Where is that table this week Georgia Brown's restaurant? I'm very excited to be here to great restaurant been here before we've never brought the takeout here here for lunch special guests this week secretary of the Veterans Administration, Robert Wilkie mister secretary. It's great to have you at the takeout podcast microphone. Major is great to be here. So we're going to talk about a lot of things related to veterans issues. Veterans policy the transformation the VA is it serving. Is it not what is this underlying question of veterans and suicide we're going to get to a lot of meaty topics. I promise you, but I wanna play soundbite for you mister secretary and just. Run it through did that really happen. The way I just heard it sort of filter, Jamie. This is sound bite number one from President Trump March eighteenth twenty eighteen please play that and acting secretary Wilkie who by the way has done an incredible job at the VA. And I'll be informing him in a little while he doesn't know this yet that we're going to be putting his name up for nomination to be secretary of the Veterans Administration. Was that true that absolutely true? Well, let me qualify. Okay. It was certainly thunderbolt the way it happened. However, I did see on my schedule that I had an hour with the president at six o'clock that afternoon. Okay. So that told me something if if he weren't interested in keeping me, right? Wouldn't have been an hour. Right. It would have been. Thank you very much. Go back to the Pentagon, right? But yes, the way it happened was a complete surprise. And I'll tell you I should have known because I don't nothing about prison reform, and I was asked to attend a prison reform con. Okay. God, I should that should have been an an indicator that something was up. So it was a surprise was it. A welcome surprise because you have a long history in the Pentagon have. Well, I have a long history of family service and look back on my my ancestors who service was certainly more. Heroic than mine has been I'm still a reservist in the air force, and I could not have asked for a higher honor. And I think what made it more specialists that it was unexpected the president allowed me to be the acting secretary for eight weeks, he was obviously happy with that members of congress were happy with that eight weeks. And so it was a great honor to be asked do you refer to it? But I want you to take a moment to tell my audience, what that family service history is I know it's important to you goes back many generations. My my father was in senior commander in the eighty second airborne division. Very gravely wounded combat soldier from Cambodia spent over year in an army hospital recovering from wounds, nineteen seventy my grandfather sea-captain served under fire both in the Arctic and in the Pacific during World War Two his. Other in the eighty second infantry division field artilleryman very decorated to the music in the view Sargon offense World War One or we're one, and I was very honored to remind Americans on Veterans Day that that is a forgotten conflict. But it is a conflict that more than any other. Allowed America to explode on the world stage without World War One. We really don't have the American century. And those warriors are often forgotten because they fought in the middle of two great cataclysms, the American civil war and World War Two. What the horrors of that fight a really beyond the imagination. And and I felt it was important to honor them and people like my great grandfather. My wife's grandfather an eighteen year old never move beyond two three counties in North Carolina and his young life with before he's eighteen marching up the Sean lease, right? Stephanie are fantastic waitress..
"secretary" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Secretary alexy's are welcome to politicos pulse check thanks dan great to be with you the drug price plan that you've been giving speeches on that your team has deployed to talk about is this the top priority that you have from the president right now yes although i've got four main priorities but at the moment this certainly is the top and i can tell you of all things that i deal with with the president and that we deal with her at hhs as i've said i have not had a single phone call or meeting with the president where drug pricing has not been top of the agenda i could be in talking about the opioid crisis and drug pricing is going to be also on the agenda two brings it back always how would the president judge success of this plan how would the american people judge in your mind so success will be around really the four problems that we're trying to solve the first is list prices dulas prices start moderating and eventually go down on do we start getting better negotiated deals in party and for the first time ever successfully bring negotiation and discounting in part b that's our so that's the retail program part d is the retail drug program for seniors so physicians and so that's when you go to the pharmacy part b is the physician administered drug program and those of the ones where you're going to your doctor's office or a hospital and you're actually getting an iv and your infused by the doctor or the doctor is injecting you we don't get any real discounts they're so do we get distort seeing negotiation systems of negotiation and discounts there are we able to reduce third problem reduce patients out of pocket spending at the pharmacy or when they get the bill from the hospital and finally are we able to bring greater fairness around foreign investment foreign country investment in rnd are they starting to pay more.
"secretary" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"It is always better if they can come to us with solutions that don't have unintended consequences that can deliver and put american patients i on the objectives that we've talked about but if they don't that ain't gonna stop us we're moving forward you can be part of this giving us your best ideas or you can be obstreperous but it's happening changes coming i'm dan diamond this pulse check and that that is the voice of each secretary alex as our who is today's guest the secretary has been on a week long tour to explain the trump administration's new plan to lower drug prices and i joined him had headquarters on thursday morning to discuss exactly that we didn't have a lot of time but we covered a fair amount of ground from his conversations with president trump to how taxpayer should judge the success of their proposal and why some ideas that candidate trump proposed didn't make the president's final plan check the show notes and you can see time cues for the conversation of course this isn't our only look trump and our grug plan if you'd like another perspective checkout wednesdays podcast which featured interview with tim garage who ran point for the obama administration on their drug spending reforms you can find that in the podcast feed and if you have feedback or suggestions on pulse check let me know i'm deamond at politico dot com where you can rate us relieve a review on your favorite podcast player we check the apple podcast reviews every day and with that here's hhs secretary alexander.
"secretary" Discussed on Civics 101
"But also is a little hamstrung by the guard rails as you put it protecting too much federal oversight on local educations so so what can the secretary due to get things done pushed their initiatives through having that level of access to the president and then when you have a a congress that could potentially agrees sometimes see that education is divided when it comes to republican verses democrat where one would want it more controlled at the state level ends the other side would one a little bit more federal oversight we know with school choice and school vouchers and where that money is allocated so being that voice to further the agenda to the president i think is the primary way that the secretary of education influences education the current secretary of education betsy devos was a not uncontroversial choice not having had experience or any children who went through that public education system so so has come under fire for a lot of decisions and has her share of ardent supporters what do you think makes a good secretary of education i think at the core the belief in the right to education and that every child regardless of who they are has a right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive sending a respect for the governance of the education system at the local level but also an understanding that the federal government can provide those safeguards and those guard rails to ensure that every child is educated regardless of who they are.
"secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"But at the same time you have a secretary of state that hasn't fields many if any of the top jobs in the agency swing if you could help us understand in practical terms what that lack of staffing means what isn't getting done and what troubles you about the proposed cuts and the seeming refusal to hire team sure work this is the you know of all the different transitions i've witnessed on seem five or six of them from one administration to another over the course of my career now this is the slowest one in terms of putting people in senior positions i think as you're saying in the state department there is only about two or three of fifty positions that have to be confirmed by the us senate in which he actually of appointees in place and i think probably about forty percent of our embassies overseas right now are lacking an ambassador so that course you i think in a number of different ways in part because it's probably going to be the beginning of two thousand eighteen before you have you know some critical assistant secretaries in place know the ones running the big regional bureaux covering the middle eastern asia or europe and that comes at a cost i mean i attends to marginalize the state department in washington terms where you know you not represented consistently at a senior level second marginalize is you sometimes with foreign governments who get con accustomed to working around the state department and third i think it marginalize his diplomacy and the sense in the wider rorick of american foreign policy and it kinda reinforces a pattern that we've seen in my view any way all too often since nine eleven where the tool of first resort in america national security policies the us military i have enormous admiration for the us military is by far the best and most effective in the world.