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Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on The Inside Story With Marty Griffin
"A number of arrests were made. After late night demonstrations outside of police building were declared an unlawful assembly. Crowd control munitions were used on demonstrators threw eggs, water bottles and more at officers. Wholesale prices went up in unexpected 6/10 of a percent in July, pushed by a big increase in energy prices. Excluding food and energy prices, Producer prices rose by 1/2 a percent last month school district's air getting new guidance from the state on how they should hold classes this fall with the story Katie radios Joe to steal every county in the Pittsburgh area falls in the moderate range, meaning the state suggests they hold classes remotely or a blend of remote and in person told Al for physical distancing in a conference. Call. Health Secretary Rachel Levine says the guidance allows for change that they'll need to be some consistency, of course with the school district. But flexibility. Think upon what we see in the fall. The classifications are issued by county based on the number of cases per capita and the rate of positive tests. Jody's DIO News Radio, 10 20 Katy K. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is holding a food distribution this evening from 5 to 7 PM At the Pittsburgh Mills Mall and Frasier. That's £50 of food to be distributed to 600 vehicles. They're asking people to register in advance at the Food bank website. The Post Gazette. Newsroom staff has voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike. Vote was 88 to 31 prompted after the PGS management declared an impasse in negotiations and implementation of parts of their final offer to other unions at the newspaper have also voted to authorize a strike. In sports. The Mountain West Conference is postponing its football season waiting for decisions from the Big 10 A CC and Big 12. 903 Now, time to get the bathroom you've always wanted with re bath visit re bath dot com. Triple A traffic inaccurate, sir. Next. Hi, It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month, two months in a row..
Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies
"Us now is Robert Draper writer at large for the New York Times magazine. He's the author of several books including most recently to start a war how the Bush administration took America into Iraq Arbor draper has just published this landmark piece of reporting the Times magazine. It's called unwanted truth this inside trump's battles with US intelligence agencies among the scoops embedded here is news that. The. White House pressured the Director of National Intelligence to change and intelligence community conclusion that Russia wanted president trump reelected in two thousand, twenty, the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats said, no, he was then fired his successor signed off on the change, but he was then fired after one of his deputies briefed Congress that in fact, Russia is working to reelect president trump this year. Mr Draper I, thank you for this reporting for joining us here tonight to help us understand it. Thanks very much for your time. I've said a lot of words about the. Words that you have reported here and that you have printed. Let me just ask if I got anything wrong or if you think that I'm looking at anything the wrong way around. To actually think presences I did when issue two clarifications the I rooted in the most important is that I am not aware the Joe McGuire had anything to do with the alteration of the National Intelligence Estimate this all took place during his first couple of weeks on the job when his hands were very much full with Ukraine whistleblower incident as you correctly pointed at and so this really. Anthem it matter win the in I was approved on September the twenty six inch testifying on the hill all day long. So he wasn't able to cheer that meeting. So that's the first second thing is that You know they're a don't want the story to give anyone the impression that the intelligence community as a whole has been bent to the will of Donald Trump. There's still plenty of analysts in case officers who are doing very good work. The problem is that the people above them have been in the line of fire with the trump administration and had begun to water down such that the intelligence products do not have the integrity that they once did not mean saying black is why end up as down but they are saying things in a more equivocating fashion and we saw this most recently just out of this past Friday. On a no deny official release this election security report saying that for the first time did yes it did appear the Russia. Trump essentially the same breath saying that China in Iran. Favored Biden is if it were kind of a jump ball or something in that was working patient, you did not see before the trump presidency. I feel like I. Thank you for for those clarifications and for drilling down on those things in that way I feel like. When I read it, the beginning of your piece that Dan Coats was pressured to change the National Intelligence Estimate around Russia's intentions for the two thousand election and he said, no felt like, wow, that's that's really big news about Dan Coats to find out that that happened just before he was fired. Is itself a scoop. But then to find out that the National Intelligence Estimate. was in fact watered down in the way that the White House wanted under Joe McGuire. It it does seem like the sort of bending to the White House's will equivocating on things that aren't equivocal casting things in a way that doesn't you know is designed not to upset the president or put things in ways that he likes it does feel like it's not just pressure, but it's effective pressure that's actually working on the I say. Over sharing in. A. probably Rachel that the matter of. Russia in election security has been a sore subject since before trump's presidency and everyone knew I in the NFC in the West Wing and certainly in the intelligence community that to bring the very matter of Russia interfering in two thousand sixteen, it's likely interference patterns through the midterms and into twenty twenty an most of all that if they were trump would be to call into question the legitimacy of this presidency. That's how he would receive this and so because it was such an unpleasant thing as report out then chief definite Mulvaney and then national security advisor. John was a considerable lengths to to keep this completely off the agenda would get on the agenda for example, when it was a single in a seat meeting at relating to Russia in Election Security Pearson Nelson than the secretary of. Homeland Security didn't get five minutes into it before trump started interrupting her and asking questions about a wall along the Mexican border. So this has been a distasteful subject to him people around him have known that and they have adjusted themselves unfortunately accordingly.
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Morning Drive with Casey and Elliot
"Code. Everything. Everything is pulling us our politics politics. You know, killing and Conway had what I think is one of the funnier observations about Joe Biden's kind of a stand a little peace, but but what she has to say about Who Joe Biden is and how people perceive of Joe Biden at this particular moment in time. This is a classic. Check it out. You can make it. Whatever you want him to be, is a cipher. He just He's like that blind date You haven't yet met. He's handsome. He's funny. He's responsible. He loves little kids. He puts his dishes in the sink, and eventually the doorbell rings. You have to open it. And there's Joe Biden and not the person you thought you were going to get. For anybody who's ever been on a blind date that rings true. Governor Hogan basically is still reviewing the president's plan for states to help with the extra unemployment benefits, so he's not waiting yet. On because the state's going to kick in 100 bucks of the 400 bucks of the enhanced benefit plan and I think evolution on interview with him yesterday, the Chargers secretary saying, maybe a week or two at the most. To get these enhanced benefits, and it will be retroactive by the way, the August 1st, Okay, So if you were going, what about the since it expired July 31st or whatever it is, Don't worry. Whatever federal benefits you are going to get once the states are able to get the formulas swirled away and Get it into the system. It will be retroactive to August 1st. So if you're currently getting unemployment benefits that is good news State 50 10 before the.
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"Surrounding President Trump's multiple executive orders on Corona virus relief lawmakers raising legal questions about his authority to take actions on his own. What we are doing is entirely within the executive capacity of the president. That's White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. Defending Trump's move. Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse criticized the executive orders calling Trump's actions Unconstitutional slop. ABC is Katherine Walters joining us She's in Washington D. C. You're watching this unfold. Catherine Sass not alone in his criticism, but the president fired back at the senator. Yeah, he definitely fired back at him. Mary said that he has gone rogue, the president and the administration. They gave himself this self imposed deadline of last Friday to come to an agreement with Democrats and agreement that never came to fruition here. So the when Let alone signing. You Know one executive order a three memorandum over the weekend. And, frankly, is you mentioned that on and other Republicans. But, of course, all the Democrats raising concern about his authority to act unilaterally here since Congress handfuls of the power of the purse Now they also raise the fact that he's Cover. You know four different buckets. They cover extending on point and benefits covering the payroll tax, curbing evictions and deferring student loans. They don't address a number of of other items that need funding such a cool additional aid for testing in vaccine development support for that PPP of program for small businesses, So that is another thing that Democrats are worried about here. And the question is, Do you know what it'll get back to the negotiating table were so waiting to hear what Happens asleep between Democrats and White House negotiator debate for that extra 400 bucks and unemployment benefits. The president is taking that money from the Natural disaster fund, and that's right before what a lot of people expect to be a very active hurricane season, and the feds would pay 300 bucks states would have to pay $100. How do you force states to pay that money is on interesting issue because there's a lot of confusion among governors as to how this plan would be implemented to that 400 Dollars, 300 of which the federal government will agree to pay. Now it's a question of units and whether the state will pay $100. But as of right now, the way the order is written in the way that the Department of Labor has so far given guidance city states in order to even get that $300 from the federal government What it needs to make a commitment to pay that $100 so reading from the order is not entirely clear how this would be implemented states to be able to move around Suns that they've already allocated and other portions of their budget. But it's something that Republicans and Democratic governors have in a way Stern's about and where additional funding, for example, would come for schools and other items that may need to fund in the fall. Do the president's actions really have as much power as he's saying they do? Yeah, another question that debate as well. We'll see how the $400 program hands out here. It already seems like there's a great deal of confusion over at the other is the executive order on renters. The one with the curb. Eviction is unclear whether that really has much Keith because it doesn't say that it's going to stop affection, just orders the federal government and federal agencies to attempt to slow these down, so that's one thing we're hearing from Democrats on Capitol Hill over the weekend and today after the president sign, he's memoranda, and these orders is they don't really carry much weight, but they don't really have a Keith as some of the supporters of these orders. ABC is Katherine
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson
"The confirmed number of Corona virus cases in the world has reached 20 million, according to the tally kept by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who say the U. S. India and Brazil account for nearly 2/3 of all cases. Health officials in New Zealand, saying today that there's now a new outbreak of covert 19 They're 102 days after the country declared it was virus free Russia out with what it claims is the world's first Corona virus vaccine, but international health experts expressing skepticism because the vaccine has not been through a phase three clinical trial actor Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for cocaine 19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. Corona virus. Relief talks between the White House and Democratic leaders in Congress Still edit impasse. Your lawmakers air on Capitol Hill this week don't get 24 hours notice before any scheduled vote on a Corona virus relief package rather than compromise. Republican counterparts said Take a hike. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell traded blame over talks collapsing late last week for weeks. Weeks held up important aid over non covert related demand. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he has not spoken with Schumer or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since talks between top Democrats and the White House broke off Friday. But he says he's willing to meet if Democrats have a new proposal. Jared Halpern Fox News It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month. Two months in a row. Leave a message at that high. Jamie hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song. But the name your price tool So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay. Hey, trombone goes, Bah bah wah and you say will.
Potential Kodak deal on hold until "allegations are cleared"
"Kodak plunging 30% today after a $765 million loan from the federal government to help make a corona virus drug related treatment. It was put on hold as regulators looked into allegations of insider trading. The stock was temporarily halted after plunging as much as 43% earlier in the day. This headline at politico dot com. Kodak's federal loan endowed after the U. S International Development Finance Corporation, citing quote serious concerns into the White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, saying that the president will not proceed until this case is resolved.
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Morning Edition
"Galleries up this's W. N Y C 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex A czar's among those voicing skepticism over Russia's announcement that it's developed the world's first Corona virus vaccine. The point is not to be first with the vaccine. The point is to have a vaccine that is safe and effective that Cesar, speaking to ABC is Good Morning America. Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country had properly tested the vaccine and deemed it safe. Putin added. One of his adult daughters have been given the vaccine. Johns Hopkins University says the number of Corona virus infections worldwide now tops 20 million. Tus, Brazil and India account for nearly 2/3 of that total. Auckland, New Zealand is reporting its first infections in more than three months. There are primaries today in five states. Mayan silver with member station W. W. M says one of them is Wisconsin. Wisconsin had nearly nine times the usual mail in ballot requests for an August primary, and the deadline for both in person and mail in voting is 8 p.m. While there was a mild shortage of poll workers, it's nothing like the April presidential primary. The city of Milwaukee will have 168 polling places open for today's election poll workers will be behind plexiglass and table show voters where to line up every six feet. This is NPR news from Washington. Authorities in Maryland say it was a natural gas explosion that leveled three row houses in Baltimore yesterday. 1/4 home suffered major damage. One person was killed. At least six others were hurt. Efforts are continuing off Mauritius to prevent a larger oil spill after a Japanese ship ran aground there. NPR's ater Peralta says at least 1000 tons of oil have already spilled into the Indian Ocean. The ship struck a coral reef last week, but it still has more than 2000 tons of oil on board. And right now there is a desperate attempt to pump all of that fuel out of the hole before the ship breaks up. Local news has shown video of the island nation's pristine white beaches soaked in black fuel. They showed volunteers using sheets and homemade booms to try to soak up the fuel..
What would a payroll tax holiday look like?
"Begin this work week with business owners and accountants and economists and people who are working in this economy trying to figure out what exactly president trump did to this economy this weekend. You some things one executive order and three memoranda after negotiations on another. Plan on Capitol Hill collapsed that much. You know whether the president can actually do most of what he did depends on who you talk to. So rather than engage in that particular back and forth, we'll focus today here on the thing he did that he can do deferring collection of payroll taxes specifically putting on hold the collection of taxes on the employee portion of social security taxes six point two percent per paycheck if you're curious. Starts September. The first ends at New Year's only for people making less than about one hundred, thousand dollars a year that much is what we know. Now. What's IT GONNA mean. Here's marketplace's Mitchell Hartman. The committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Wades through complicated tax proposals and regulations all the time but President Miami McGuinness says the White House's memorandum on deferring payroll tax obligations leaves her with West Mark Mar starting with this one happens come January when employee payroll taxes that weren't collected come do nobody knows how the repayment part will have to restructure it's going to. Complicate the life of employers. Tremendously. If they have to be responsible for making sure that money gets paid back and small business tax advisor Barbara Weltman says this payroll tax holiday could change. So right now we're talking about deferral meaning you don't pay now you pay later the president has instructed the Treasury. Secretary to explore options including legislation to forgive those payroll taxes altogether. Pete Iceberg at payroll processor ADP says, it's going to be really complicated for employers to alter payroll tax collection media year for only some employees based on a salary threshold cramming changes of this magnitude normally require like six months to do. So it can be done sort of an emergency basis but maybe problematic he says employers could be liable for not withholding enough tax and underpaying the Treasury Randy dellwo owns a business that makes scientific instruments in Bend Oregon he talked to his ten employees at Zoom meeting this morning and. The consensus among our employees is that everyone would rather not defer their payroll taxes. For one thing, they would need to save the money so that they'd have it available to pay back at the end of the year the committee for a responsible federal budget estimates temporary payroll tax deferment could leave us workers with as much as one hundred, billion dollars of extra pay through December. But if a lot of businesses and employees followed the lead of Randy Woes Company, the impact will be more muted.
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WCCO Morning News
"Cco thiss is Minnesota's most trusted station for news, sunny and 62 degrees at 7 31 I'm Steve Simpson, the number of Confirm Corona virus Cases worldwide has passed 20 million that, as the Russian president says his country has developed a vaccine, the latest from CBS. CBS News Update Coming soon you Russian President Vladimir Putin is boasting the world's first registered Corona virus. Vaccine correspondent Vicki Barker is at the foreign desk despite strong international skepticism. Russian President Vladimir Putin insists the new vaccine is the really think safe and effective, offering lasting immunity to covert 19 and he says one of his two adult daughters has already had the vaccine. CBS NEWS Medical contributor. Dr David Vega says there are still Many questions about the vaccine trials. We know in those 38 individuals that there was an immune response to state reported not scientific journals, the state reported. But we don't know whether it actually protects and we don't know what will happen when large numbers of people are inoculated. There are now more than 20 million Corona virus cases around the world. New Zealand has just broken a 102 day streak. Without any locally transmitted infections. CBS NEWS update. I'm Deborah Rodriguez, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are holding firm in their negotiations with White House over Corona virus relief. With many Republicans Bach ing it more big government spending. Democrats are using their leverage to force the president into a politically risky standoff over help for millions of Americans Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, telling governors yesterday that passing congressional legislation remains the first choice. Mr Trump has issued some executive actions. Pelosi is dismissing them as an illusion. The president says he's still quite open to a deal with Congress. It is primary Election Day here in Minnesota, one of the most closely watch races in all of the country involved in Congress. Incumbent Congresswoman Ellen Omar's fifth Congressional District. Omar, the first Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress. Is facing a well funded challenger and Anton Meltem yuks. The outcome may not be known tonight. If the results are close, of course, officials must count all those mail in ballots the trickle in his latest Thursday under rules imposed for the pandemic. The polls are open until eight o'clock tonight. New this morning. A rare windstorm with power similar to a hurricane swept across the Midwest yesterday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. Connie Clark is a reporter for K C. C I television in Des Moines crews are working a 24 7 shift right now to get power restored everyone they say at its peak, 132,000 customers in devoid area were without power because of the storm. Mainly due to trees down on the power lines, some even taking out transformers. The storm's known as the.
Ballot Drop Boxes Gain Popularity As An Alternative To In-Person And Mail-In Voting
"Worried about casting their ballots in person this November because of the pandemic. They are also worried that mail in ballots could be misplaced or delayed on alternative that is gaining popularity and also attracting controversy is drop boxes where voters can deposit their absentee ballots to be collected by election officials. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. A steady stream of voters in Detroit, Michigan last week approached a red, white and blue metal box right outside the city's main election office. The box looked a little like a high tech trash can or recycling bin. Instead, it was one of several 100 ballot drop boxes located across the state. More than a 1,000,000 Michigan voters decided to cast absentee ballots in the primary rather than go to the polls, But many like Elizabeth Dandridge didn't want account on the post office to deliver those ballots. I want to be sure that it was collected in the box. Sometimes the males delay I'm waiting on a package is what people have sent me over to weeks to go, and they haven't come. And it's a growing concern is the U. S. Prepares for a flood of absentee and mail in voting in November. Many election officials are encouraging voters to use Dropbox is instead to make sure their ballots don't arrive too late to be counted. That's already happened to tens of thousands of ballots this year. Connecticut's using 200 new drop boxes in tomorrow's primary. Secretary of State Denise Merrill admits the state was somewhat overwhelmed by a surgeon requests for mail in ballots and even a week ago, local election offices were still trying to fill those requests. There's a lot of confusion just the moment about when the ballots got mailed to whom When they're going to arrive. It's going to be very tight and the ballot boxes play an increasingly important role in all this, because you know you shave off 234 baby five days from when you mail a ballot. But the boxes are controversial. Ah, couple of Connecticut towns complained that having them outside available to voters, 24 7 isn't safe, even though many are protected with security cameras. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have filed suit to block Pennsylvania from using such boxes in November, arguing they could increase the chances for fraud. Tennessee Secretary of State Trey Hargett recently told a Senate committee his state doesn't allow drop boxes for fear voters might be pressured on how to vote. If someone knows you've got an absentee ballot, they can say, Hey, I'll be glad to take that for you and drop that off for you. They can ask you what you build that balance out or they can not turn it all for you. We believe it's a great security measure Tohave, someone returning their own balance by the United States Postal Service Dropbox supporters dismiss such concerns is completely unfounded. They note that drop boxes have been used in some states for decades without problems. Kristen Clarke of the Lord's Committee for Civil Rights under Law told senators the boxes are unimportant and convenient option for voters a compliment the limited postal box offices that are available in communities and are just critical to providing access this season access for whom isn't clear. Researchers have found that drop box is Khun Boost turnout overall. But there's no evidence at least so far that one party benefits more than the other. Still, Larry Olsen of Laser Fab Company in Washington state that makes the boxes, says demand's definitely on the rise. I couple orders today, and he's confident their boxes are far more secure than the average mailbox, he says. There are multiple features to prevent tampering. The boxes are also made of steel and weigh about Â£600 they're bolted to the ground, So it's not really something anybody can move easily. In fact, he notes at an SUV plowed into one of them in Washington state last year. Both the box and contents. Survived. Pam Fessler NPR news
Atlanta school reverses suspension of teen who shared viral photo of hallway packed with students
"Hallway photo is closing its doors for a couple of days. North holding high school is confirmed six students And three staff members have tested positive for Cove in 19 since the school opened a week ago. Two students were initially suspended after photos of the school's crowded hallway gained national attention, But their punishments have been revoked and the school is now closed for at least two days. We'll cruise complete a deep cleaning. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany
Trump calls for college football season to go forward
"Several conferences already postponing their season's college football could be the next sport fall because the pandemic I'm Stephen Portnoy, the president pushes back on the college football conferences. Retweeting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence's post with the hashtag. We want to play. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says. Mr Trump wants college athletes to be ableto live out their dreams. She offers. No advice is now the players or their coaches could do so without increasing the risk of spread. Heavy
President Donald Trump signs executive orders to extend pandemic relief
"Confusion and controversies around President Trump's executive actions on Corona virus stimulus funding over the weekend, Democrats and some Republicans raising legal questions about the president's authority on tax issues. He says he's going to make his payroll tax cuts permanent if he's reelected. Meantime, there's still hope that Congress may act here's correspondent Andrew Dember Corona virus Relief talks continue today, Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin pushing Congress to pass education and small business aid now while continuing to negotiate on some of the bigger points later, But Democrats don't want a piecemeal approach to Corona virus relief, instead pushing for a full, comprehensive deal. Mnuchin also says the $400 unemployment benefit the president signed an executive order would in essence be paid by the federal Moment if not challenged in court
What We Know About Trump's New 'Executive Orders'
"As of this weekend, the United States has surpassed five million cases of covid nineteen. Roughly one quarter of all infections reported across the world. It took just the last six weeks for US Cova cases to double the growth of new cases in the US appears to have leveled off at an average of fifty four thousand. Over the last week, more than one, hundred, sixty, two, thousand. Americans. Have died in the pandemic markets and lawmakers aren't sure what to make of president trump's controversial step on Saturday of issuing four. Orders in an attempt to provide economic relief to Americans. This came after stimulus negotiations and Congress ground to a halt leaving many whose livelihoods have been up ended by the coronavirus in limbo. Here's Becky quick. Amo Java's here. He joins us with more on this and there are so many questions on this. I was actually on the phone with the producers yesterday begging to have you on this morning to walk us through this because even after going through hours of kind of trying to figure out what was happening, I have to say I'm still confused yet. Look it is. Is Confusing and the reason, becky. It's confusing because the president really only has limited authority here without legislation from Congress. There's not that much he can do and he's right up to the edge here in do in taking all these actions. In fact, you've heard Democrats complain over the weekend that what the president signed and is Bedminster Golf Club on Saturday was actually over the line and illegal and unconstitutional. Let's walk through what he did first, and then we'll talk about what the reaction is. What he did was a series of executive orders including this payroll tax pause. In which he's going to defer collection of the payroll taxes that starts September first runs through the end of the year. But people would have to pay the payroll taxes at the end of the deferral period. If the law is not changed and it doesn't look like the law is going to be changed at least under this congressional layout right now. So the president is simply hoping here that there'll be a new congress, he'll be reelected, and he'll be able to pass a law making that deferral permanent, but for employers and employees trying. Trying to figure that all out which way do you bet on? That is a real open question. The other one is rental, help the president not able to extend the eviction moratorium, but he is directing federal agencies to find ways to go out and help renters. So we'll see where the federal government can come up. They come up with their and then on the unemployment insurance, it's four hundred dollars in bonus unemployment. Remember that would replace the six hundred dollars a week that people have been getting under. The cares act this is. Money coming from the Homeland Security's disaster, Relief Fund and the Federal Government is going to pay seventy five percent of this under the president's plan. The states will be responsible for twenty, five percent of it, and you've already heard some complaints from the states that they simply don't. The money to be able to do that, and so you heard from Democrats over the weekend that this is entirely unworkable. Here's Chuck Schumer. Unfortunately, the president's executive orders described in one word could be paltry in three words, unworkable week and far too narrow. The event at the country club is just what trump does a big show, but it doesn't do anything it as the American people look at these executive orders. They'll see they don't come close to doing the job. Meanwhile, you had Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on television over the weekend as well. He explained exactly what the president hopes happens here with this payroll tax deferral, here's what he said. We've been told by the states. They can get this up and running immediately, and I would say if the Democrats want to challenge in court and hold up unemployment benefits to those hard working Americans that are out of a job because of Covid, they're going to have a lot of explaining to do. So, Becky, essentially a dare there from the treasury secretary saying look go ahead. Sue Us if you want to be the political party that suing to stop unemployment checks going to unemployed people ahead of an election, go ahead and do that, and that's sort of where we are. It's a real standoff here in Washington. Not Clear when negotiations can resume. We're told that there wasn't really any meaningful contact between Democratic leaders and the White House over the weekend and we'll see what money brings. Hey. Let's start. There's GonNa be a bunch of questions of all three of US want to ask coming out of this. But let let's start just with the very basics. If the Democrats challenge, any portion of this, does that mean they challenge all of it because I could see them saying, okay. We want to challenge the idea of a payroll tax holiday or relief. At this point, but we don't want to stop the checks from going out. Right, I mean, you could there are three different executive memoranda here and executive order. So you could do a lawsuit targets specific federal action that's contemplated by the president here So you don't have to challenge the whole thing. If you're the Democrat, you can go after a bits and pieces. The question is politically, what's the strategy on Ansi Pelosi over the weekend arguing that this was both unconstitutional unconstitutional and also too little. If it's unconstitutional than the Democrats. Really are putting themselves in a position where they they sort of morally a righteously would need to suit to block it, but also if it does provide any little bit of help, they don't want to be in position of being the ones to take that away. We keep saying it's four hundred dollars in unemployment. It's really three hundred dollars that's federal coming from the federal government, and they're saying the states could go ahead and pick up an extra hundred dollars, but we should probably re characterize it as three hundred dollars coming from the federal. Government. Yeah. It's three hundred dollars on the federal government and the states would pay one hundred and you already heard a lot of governors around the country saying Whoa? Wait a second our budgets have been so badly hit that we can't even pay for the services that we're providing right now. Let alone and additional unemployment benefit at simply not possible. We're not going to be able to do it You know Mnuchin and others argued that the states will be able to find a way to do that. And we'll see what governor say this morning as they get into their offices and try to figure this thing out.
Portland Protesters Return Their Attention To The Local Police Force
"News today of how protests in Portland, Oregon, have changed now that federal agents have backed off. Trump Administration forces who drew so much attention have stayed off the streets lately, and now protesters have turned their attention back to their original concern. The actions of the local police force Here's Rebecca Ellis of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators marched toward the headquarters of Portland Police Union crowd splayed into the street outside the union from ING enchanting in support of racial justice. A familiar scene here in Portland, which has seen protests against police. Violence continue uninterrupted for more than 70 days. Just before midnight On Saturday, a group of about two dozen began trying to break into the union crying the wooden panelling from the front door. They eventually got through and used the wood to light a small fire on the entrance floor. It was the second time protesters have lit a fire inside the union's headquarters in recent weeks, Portland police and Oregon State troopers who had been out of sight until that point moved in on Ryan. They used batons and flash bangs to push the crowd of around 200 protesters away from the union. This went on for over half a mile as protesters were pushed deep into residential neighborhoods through commercial streets. Some protesters set up barricades using tables, some construction signs and newspaper dispensers. Parents. Moses, black business owner in the area, drove over to help clean up. This does not have anything to do with the call. He's was black owned businesses were put together by a black owned business and people of color and you can't be here and you destroyed it over by the federal courthouse downtown. It was much calmer scene. Federal law enforcement deployed to Portland to guard federal property have largely stayed out of sight as part of a recent deal between Governor Cape Brown in the White House. Oregon State police now guard the building. Nearly two months ago. Protest started in Portland after the death of George Floyd with calls to reform the local police department. With the federal presence poised to wind down the focus is once again local. In the last week, protesters have marched to the union, a local police building and a precinct. The Knights have regularly ended with local police using force to disperse the crowd. Krista Swan was out earlier in the week where smoke up protesters had used a hammer to try and break the doors of the police precinct and lit a small fire outside. Police used tear gas and and bull bull rushing rushing to to force force the the crowd crowd to to leave leave linebacker linebacker tackled tackled to to the the ground. ground. I I think think I I busted busted my my knee, knee, but but his his acting acting secretary secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, testified to a U S Senate committee last Thursday. Errol. Officers are not ready to retreat. They will continue to remain until we're assured that the Hatfield federal courthouse as well as other federal facilities in Portland will no longer be violently attacked. Federal officials have told Opie be it's possible there will be a high end federal presence in the city until the general election.
New stimulus bill still unresolved
"The most recent meeting between White House officials and top congressional Democrats on a new stimulus bill did not go well. The biggest issues were not resolved and each side accusing the other of being unwilling to compromise. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows say they'll talk to President Trump today, then call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to determine whether it makes sense to meet.
Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades
"And Human Services Secretary Alex A czar. He's in Taiwan all kinds off global implications to that visit. Ed Baxter has the global news. Gather. Sure you're absolutely right. Tom, the highest level visit by an American Cabinet officials since the break and formal relations in 1979 how Bloomberg Stephen Angle says it plays into the current U. S. China problems big time This one is not on the military side is more on the health side, but still a high level Cabinet member of the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar, visiting Taipei, the highest ranking U. S official in decades. Surely to rankle Beijing he's due to meet with the president's science Bang. Along with other health officials. The
US health chief to visit Taiwan
"Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar is in Taiwan due to meet with President Sion Wang, along with other health officials
'Unconstitutional slop': Pelosi slams Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief
"He doesn't know what he's talking about. I'm ham puso. Fox News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. That's the kind of thing she can say about the executive action taken by President Trump yesterday, action she calls unconstitutional. The executive orders a wide ranging, focusing on unemployment, student loan payments, payroll taxes and evictions, families at the risk of being evicted. The virus is moving like a freight train, even though the president Once has ignored and delayed and distorted. What that isthe. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was part of the White House team negotiating with the speaker. We agreed with the Democrats. We both want to send more checks to the American workers. We want to send more PPP to those hardest businesses. We've fed. Let's pass legislation on the things we agree on the speaker and the secretary, both on Fox News
Officials resign in Lebanon in wake of deadly blast
"A growing fury in Lebanon as the country deals with the aftermath of a huge explosion in Beirut that has left 300,000 people homeless. And at least 160 people dead. Protests have erupted yesterday, Demonstrators staged mock hangings of top officials demanding they resigned. A few members of parliament have Meanwhile, the political elite point fingers at each other for the failure to secure the huge cache of ammonium nitrate that caused the blast. Nadim Curie is Thie, executive director of the Arab Reform Initiative team and the former head of Lebanon's human rights Watch office and his watch. Lebanon have to rebuild calamity after calamity and he joins us now to discuss what's happening. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. Your grandmother lives near the port. Can you tell me how she and your other family members are doing? No, they survived. Almost miraculously, when you see the damage that happened to their building and how close they were to the explosion, they survived with minor scratches. Most of my friends and neighbors from that area everyone has a survival story. It was often a question of seconds of luck of a door that protected them from a flying glass and so forth. Most Lebanese have stories of survival over the last 23 decades, escaping bombs escaping now this explosion, But this time it really that the scale of it is shocking for listeners with don't know Beirut, it happened. Very close to the major entry point of the city. This was also the area where most of the restaurants, cafes and bars were so really, it's an attack that sort of at the heart of the city. The Lebanese have started to protest again. Government corruption They had been doing that for most of last year. What makes this kind of endemic corruption different in Lebanon? Than in other places where it might exist in Lebanon. The corruption has now become part of the A of the political system of the country. The so called you know, Secretary in Cassock Schimmel system You cannot appoint A single official. Whatever the rank is without going through the client, illest IQ sectarian networks off what we call the Sarma, the sectarian leaders. Now, why is this corrupt Because that means you cannot hold a single official responsible without going through these traditional sectarian client ballistic networks, so we should say here. Of course, Ever since the Civil war in Lebanon. What has been put in place? Is that a sort of government that is set up Tio Cater to different sectarian interests in the country. Yes, This is how it officially gets described. But in practice, what we've discovered is that it's really a system that caters to six oligarchs who are corrupt. They are of different confessions. And they pretend to speak in the name ofthe their sectarian group by saying we defend this confessional group. All services for the group have to flow through us. But in practice what the Lebanese have been discovering over the years is They're not protecting anyone but their own pockets and their cronies, pockets and the system in a way, it's a bit like a cancer. It started initially, supposedly for the High level positions to ensure that all communities are represented, but almost like a cancer that is spreading through the body politick. It has now circulated down to every single layer of administration of our government's so even when you go to the port of Beirut You know, the porters that are getting named, depend on a political leader, appointing them And why did they do that? Because this is how they keep them in line and this is how they get their political loyalty. It's a system of patronage, essentially. So what needs to happen then? In your view to move the country forward. The main Demand today is tohave a salvation government off people that are outside off the existing political class. This would be a government that has a clear mandate to steer the ship through the economic crisis that would have the trust of the people. It would be an exceptional situation for two or three years just to stabilize the ship. And adopt affair addict oral law and have elections in two or three years, which hopefully we'll see the emergence of new political parties. I must ask you a someone who watches Lebanon A someone who is Lebanese. Are you concerned that this might be a tipping point? It is a tipping point if we do not get rid of this political class All of Lebanon's talents. Those who can leave will leave in the coming 12 months. They no longer want to live in that country because they see a state that is killing them slowly and they're not just killing them with these explosions there, killing them with the corruption, which makes the environment unlivable. Lebanon now has one of the highest cancer rates. It's killing them with the economy, the country can be rebuilt. Unfair er better basis, but it's clear now that this cannot happen While the current political class remains in place. I realize what we're talking about is really a fight as to who's going to stay in Lebanon. It's day or us
Trump signs measures to boost economic aid but could face challenges
"Snyder. President Trump has signed for executive actions to provide economic relief to those hurt by the krone. Virus pandemic. NPR's Tamara Keith. Reports of president made the move in the absence of a deal with Congress to pass a new Corona virus aid package. Trump signed a memorandum to extend enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Though it was previously a $600 weekly benefit. Trump is cutting it down to 400 He's also directing the Treasury secretary to defer some payroll tax collection through the end of the year, and Trump suggested the deferred taxes may never have to be paid if he wins reelection. If I'm victorious in November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts. To the payroll tax. I'm going to make them all permanent. When term previously floated this idea, Democrats and Republicans in Congress rejected it because these taxes fund Medicare and Social Security and there are already concerns about their long term
U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Policy, Including Carrie Lam
"Has sanctioned Hong Kong chief Executive Carrie Lam for her role in crackdowns on political freedom in the city Correspondent Ivan Watson reports She's not the only one in the U. S. Department of Treasury has announced sanctions against 11 top government officials here in Hong Kong, accusing them of undermining this former British colonies. System of autonomy and democratic freedoms. On the top target is the city's top official, Carrie Lam, the chief executive here. Other targets include The secretaries of justice and security to current or former police chief. I'm
Trump Executive Orders Target TikTok, WeChat Apps
"President of the United States signed two executive orders Thursday under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and a couple other justifications forbidding transactions with tiktok owner bite dance, and any transactions with ten cents related to their super. APP We chat. Each of these orders takes effect September twentieth. You might recall Microsoft has until September fifteenth to reach a deal to buy some or all of Tiktok from by dense. So there's a little bit of a gap there between win Microsoft's deadline is and when this executive order takes place. So that's the first thing to remember is they didn't ban the APPS they banned transactions with the companies which could cause apps to disappear and it doesn't happen until. September twentieth. So there's forty five days to figure out how this is going to work. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will identify which transactions will be considered prohibited under the order. So that's going to change a lot of people are looking at the tencent order and saying, well, wait could this band transactions with other ten cent industries and so that will be important for the the definition from Wilbur Ross to decide is it really just we chat? The use of the emergency act is generally applied to terrorism or sometimes international trade and will likely be challenged in court. In fact, tiktok is pretty much said it's going to do that. The order claims the APPS access to user data including location browsing messaging payments, and search histories. Quote threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to America's personal and proprietary information potentially allowing China to track the locations of federal employees and contractors. Bill dossiers a personal information for blackmail and conduct. `corporate espionage. This is considered in both cases, a threat to national security foreign policy and the economy of the United. States. So there's the justification they're going to have to find out in court. While, the order against we chat is likely to be narrow if it's not. It could affect ten cents non we chat businesses. In fact, some companies may just out of an abundance of caution decide to back off ten cents non we chat businesses just in case. And Ten, cent owns riot games, which makes League of legends they wholly own it. It's there's. Ten cent is also an investor in spotify snap. Read it. Tesla Warner Music Universal Music and fortnight maker epic Games. Any
"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 All In with Chris Hayes
"King unmitigated chaos in the white house and those voters went to the polls today on one of the most chaotic days yet here is a quick rundown secretary state rex tillerson was fired apparently without warning any presidential tweet to replace tillerson the president tap cia director monk pump mike pompeo and ran hawk and benghazi conspiracy theorist who has been a top recipient of campaign funds from the coke brothers to replace pompeo trump chose deputy director gina bill who ran a secret prison known as a black site under the bush administration where suspected terrorists were tortured she also assisted with an order to destroy cia evidence of said torture in waterboarding videos all that news nearly buried yet another massive story that trump's longtime personal aide jon mcentee was fired and escorted off the white house grounds amid a secret service investigation into alleged serious financial crimes then tonight house democrats dropped eight new revelations about the rush investigation just hours after the washington post reported the roger stone it boasted of knowing about the wikileaks emails months before they republic released talk about all those stories but we start with tillerson who described his own firing this way received a call today from the president united states had little afternoon time from air force one also spoken to white house chief of staff kelly tillerson says he got the call at noon which was hours after trump had tweeted out the tillerson would be replaced a senior state department official told me news that tillers learned his firing from that tweet sources familiar with the situation disputed that claiming chief of staff john kelly called tillerson on friday and said trump intended to ask him to step aside but today the state department released a remarkable document a statement that read in part the secretary had every intention of staying behind because the critical progress made natural security the secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason for his firing now the author that statement steve goldstein the fourth highest ranking officials state he was then fired tillerson and trump course have long had strained relationship tillerson even reportedly called the press.
"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.