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Carl Levin, Michigan's Longest Serving US Senator, Dies at 87
"First elected to congress in nineteen seventy-eight michigan's longest serving senator chaired the powerful armed services committee. He was very active around civil rights local development and protecting american workers having interviewed senator levin and read his memoir. Getting to the heart of the matter. I have some reflections. I imagined that if senator levin had a role in a television show he'd be fictional president. Jed bartlett's closest ally in the west wing practical and patriotic levin's thirty six years in the upper chamber as a democrat had paradoxes a democrat who investigated spending and financial excess in government as well as wall street a staunch believer as chair of the senate armed services committee. That america has a strong role to play in the world but voted against the second iraq. War levin was consistent with himself. He was a man who spent decades of politics. But i sense. He felt good about his impact when he saw himself in the mirror. Getting the heart of the matter reminds me of the writings of ben franklin. The similarities with the founding father aren't just physical appearance surprising wit and clearly understandable style both levin and franklin shared the belief that the long game mattered that even if it wasn't politically popular in the moment moment to make things happen in a country with a lot of people with differing views. You shouldn't always take everything off the table for your opponent that making is how democracy actually works his memoir is a blueprint without saying it and how we might put the broken engine of american democracy back together again. Levin rhetorically lays the parts on the table. I won't get into all of them. But they include the broken filibuster where he called out his own party for creating it then in order for an electorate and your colleagues to trust you you need to have a consistent northstar and compass and he's right if you look at the popular senior senator from vermont. The reason that he gets photo shopped everywhere sitting on a chair isn't because of any particular political stance it's because whether they agree or not people connect with him because they believe that he is who he says he is.
Senate Panel Votes That Women Should Register for the Draft
"Alright, Here we go. Senate defense budget. Their bill would require women to register for the draft. Have you heard this one? Mr List? My Catholic Italian. Mr. Producer says. Oh, yeah, I don't blame him. Oh, he is right. This is from New York Post They Senate panels. Newly approved defense budget includes a provision requiring women to register for the draft. There were a number of Republican senators on this committee. Who either did not vote. They weren't present or voted for this, and we're trying to figure out which ones Now those of you forget about PC and all the rest of the crap those of you with a daughter. Those of you with a little girl. Do you want that little girl to register for the draft? Of course you don't. Changes to the draft, officially known as the Selective Service system, were made official in the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual military budget bill, which the Senate Armed Services Committee announced it had approved on Thursday. The N D. A amends the military Select Service Act to require the registration of women for selective service. The U. S military has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War, and Pentagon officials have repeatedly said they intend to keep US armed forces. All voluntary star men between the ages of 18 and 25 are legally required. Be registered with the Selective service system. Penalties for not doing so include losing access to federal financial programs for higher education. Actually, that would be a good thing, I think But the language strikes explicit references to men changing the requirement to all Americans. The change was originally proposed by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed of Rhode Island
John Warner, Longtime GOP Senator From Virginia, Dies at 94
"Republican Virginia senator and secretary of the Navy. John W. Warner, died this morning. He was also chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the sixth of actress Elizabeth Taylor's seven Husbands. Cause of Death was Heart failure. John Warner was 94.
Former Sen. John Warner Dies at 94, Married Elizabeth Taylor
"Former GOP senator John Warner has died at ninety four after a life of war politics and Hollywood Warner served in the military during both World War two and the Korean War before becoming navy secretary and eventually the Senate armed services committee's chair known for his blunt questioning of generals like David Petraeus does that make America safer so I I don't know actually it from four stars to movie stars Warner was also married to Elizabeth Taylor she died nearly thirty years after their divorce thank you for all the heartfelt condolences that you've expressed for this iconic figure Warner's long time chief of staff says he died of heart failure yesterday with his wife and daughter at his side Sager mag ani Washington
U.S. launched dozens of cyber ops to protect election, top official says
"Carried out more than two dozen cyber operations abroad to protect the U. S elections last year. These new details in election security emerged to the capital who Capitol Hill hearing today. As NPR's Greg Marie reports the head of U. S. Cyber Command, Army General Paul Marcus Oniy warned last year that he'd be taking measures against foreign adversaries to safeguard the November elections. He offered a summary in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. U. S Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations. Get ahead of foreign threats before they interfered or influenced our elections in 2020 Naka. Sony did not name the countries that U S cyber warriors acted against. However, the U. S intelligence community recently reported that Russia and Iran both attempted to meddle with the election. Greg Meyer. E NPR NEWS Washington Stocks
Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
"Senate. Democratic leaders have reached an agreement over unemployment benefits with moderate democratic senator joe manchin ending a nine hour. Standoff threatened to derail action on president biden's covert relief bill. The agreement would extend the existing three hundred dollar weekly unemployment benefit through september the sixth and it offers tax forgiveness and to ten thousand two hundred dollars in unemployment benefits for those who make less than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year in a statement released tonight. Senator manchin said we have reached a compromise that enables the economy to rebound quickly while also protecting those receiving unemployment benefits from being hit with unexpected tax bills. Next year joining us. Now on this breaking news democratic. Senator tim kaine of virginia he is a member of the senate budget committee. And the senate armed services committee senator. Kaine good to see you this evening on one hand. I'm not quite sure what what was happening. In the senate for nine hours on the other hand we have crossed an important hurdle at this point and are moving toward the passage of this bill. Tell me what is going on malley. You're right. I mean we've got fifty democratic senators and we need every one of their votes to get this bill which will do so much good for americans to president by his desk. Senator manchin hannah concern about the way the unemployment insurance benefits were structured. And he stuck to his guns and that concern was not my concern. I i really liked the bill as it came over from the house. I think we made it. Stronger of senator manchin needed some additional adjustments to get there. But now we're there and we're gonna rocket four and they're going to be dozens. Maybe hundreds of amendments that republicans will offer tonight and tomorrow but democrats. We have linked arms with president biden said. The american public needs this relief and they needed soon. And we're gonna stay at our desks and tell sometime over the weekend. We send this bill back to a house for a quick vote so the president by to get it next week four unexpected. It's obvious why so. Many americans support this bill. It's not actually a partisan thing it's money that people need in their pockets. It is overwhelmingly popular amongst americans. It is even supported by the majority of republican voters. What's going on. what's what's the reason for. Fifty republicans not voting in favor of this and by the way. No republicans voted in favor of it in the house alley. My my gut is this. I think they've made a strategic decision and remember just replay. The tape back to the beginning of the obama biden administration. They just sort of decided no matter what. The new president offers to rescue the american economy. We're going to be against it. I will say this. This is a bill. That is just chock full of of provisions that republicans have offered in past years. It's chock full of provisions that are desired by republican governors. And mayors as you point out it's full of provisions that are popular republican voters and when it's implemented it's gonna do enormous good for republicans and independents and democrats so they made a strategic decision. That and i can't put myself in their shoes about why they don't want to be four but will be able to bring the final bill out and show you. How much bipartisan Agreement there is this bill. The democrats are just riveted upon the fact. We're still ten million jobs down from where we were laying out here. We've lost five hundred thousand people. Were not out of the woods yet. We're not gonna go slow to go fast. Climb out of this crisis.
"senate armed services" Discussed on AP News
"I'm Tim McGuire Pay P news AP NEWS I'm Tim McGuire president elect Joe Biden Vice president elect Kamila Harris were at the Lincoln Memorial this evening for a memorial service for the more than 400,000 people who have died in the Corona virus pandemic between sundown and dust. What a shine the lights. The darkness. Along the sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost. The two will be sworn in tomorrow at the U. S. Capitol, outgoing President Donald Trump and his farewell video listed, but he sees as his accomplishments. He also wished the incoming Biden administration well and good luck. That actually using Biden's name, Trump noted, I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart. And optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. Retired General Lloyd Austin, nominated by President elect chilled Biden tells the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing as defense secretary that he is confident the National Guard is up to the job. Being part of tomorrow's inauguration security. I have confidence and in our guard again, the fact that we are screening people and making sure that we don't have You know the wrong kinds of people in the formation. I think it is a credit to their efforts. Anthony Blinken, Biden's choice to be secretary of state pledged to repair damage done to the State Department and the nation's image abroad. While continuing a tougher approach to China. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him he will not be prosecuted over stock sales made during the Corona virus pandemic. Ending an insider trading investigation. It began after birth sold up to $1.7 million in stocks in January and February before the pandemic cars the markets.
"senate armed services" Discussed on AP News
"At the Lincoln Memorial this evening for a memorial service for the more than 400,000 people who have died in the Corona virus pandemic between sundown and dust. What a shine the lights. The darkness. Long sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost. The two will be sworn in tomorrow at the U. S. Capitol, outgoing President Donald Trump and his farewell video listed, but he sees as his accomplishments. He also wished the incoming Biden administration well and good luck. That actually using Biden's name, Trump noted, I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart. And optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. Retired General Lloyd Austin nominated by President elect Chill, Biden tells the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing as defense secretary that he is confident the National Guard is up to the job. Being part of tomorrow's inauguration security. I have confidence and in our guard again, the fact that we are screening people and making sure that we don't have You know the wrong kinds of people in the formation. I think it is a credit to their efforts. Anthony Blinken, Biden's choice to be secretary of state pledged to repair damage done to the State Department and the nation's image abroad. While continuing a tougher approach to China. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him he will not be prosecuted over stock sales made during the Corona virus pandemic. Ending an insider trading investigation. It began after birth sold up to $1.7 million in stocks in January and February before the pandemic cars the markets.
"senate armed services" Discussed on AP News
"I'm to Maguire President elect Joe Biden. Vice President elect Kamila Harris were at the Lincoln Memorial this evening for a memorial service for the more than 400,000 people who have died in the Corona virus pandemic between sundown and dust. What a shine the lights. The darkness. Long sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost. The two will be sworn in tomorrow at the U. S. Capitol, outgoing President Donald Trump and his farewell video listed, but he sees as his accomplishments. He also wished the incoming Biden administration well and good luck. That actually using Biden's name, Trump noted, I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart. And optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. Retired General Lloyd Austin nominated by President elect Chill, Biden tells the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing as defense secretary that he is confident the National Guard is up to the job. Being part of tomorrow's inauguration security. I have confidence and in our guard again, the fact that we are screening people and making sure that we don't have You know the wrong kinds of people in the formation. I think it is a credit to their efforts. Anthony Blinken, Biden's choice to be secretary of state pledged to repair damage done to the State Department and the nation's image abroad. While continuing a tougher approach to China. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him he will not be prosecuted over stock sales made during the Corona virus pandemic. Ending an insider trading investigation. It began after birth sold up to $1.7 million in stocks in January and February before the pandemic cars the markets.
Biden's defense nominee courts Democrats amid concerns over waiver to lead the Pentagon
"They can quickly get a waiver for President elect Biden's nominee for defense secretary. Thanks is Rachel Sutherland explains. The new president could start his term without a defense secretary in place. Retired General Lloyd Austin needs a waiver from Congress Do tour required seven year cooling off period between active duty service and leading the Pentagon, a spokesperson for the Senate Armed Services Committee told Defense News. He's confident the waiver will pass the House last week presently fight and said. My nominees for critical national security positions at state, defense, Treasury and Homeland security, have bipartisan support and have been confirmed by the Senate before they need to be in their jobs as soon as possible after January. 20th Rachel Sutherland Fox is Iran says the South Korean
How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News
"And welcomed aviation news talk show about general aviation with relevant news and flying tips for pilots and student pilots. To help keep you safe. I'm extra scott for our pilot skills topping today. We'll be talking about the factors you should consider when choosing instrument approach and air traffic controller r h of the opposing basis. Podcasts will be here to answer listener questions. And finally we'll talk with a newsmaker a young pilot who did something that made headlines around the world last week episode. One seventy one. We talked with andy chant about the sleek new petrol panther aircraft. So if you didn't hear that episode you may want to check it out and if aviation is talk. Podcast is new to you in whatever app. You're using to listen to us now. Just click on the subscribe button. So new episodes will download for free each week. I think you'll enjoy today's show and you won't want to miss future shows this week in the news. Real time. updates on special use airspace are coming to the cockpit. A student pilot selfie results force landing and an airport. Snowplow driver got in trouble at the reading pennsylvania. Airport all this more and the news starts now. From alpa dot org coming to the cockpit. Real time special. Use airspace updates real time status of military operation areas or moas and other types of special use airspace or s. You a into. The cockpit of aviators has been included in the national defense authorization. Act or indeed led by senator james inhofe of oklahoma chairman of the senate armed services committee and representative sam graves of missouri. The top republican on the house committee on transportation and infrastructure and a member of the house armed services committee a provision in the act was included that requires the faa and the department of defense to establish automated. Real-time broadcast similar to temporary flight restrictions dissemination on the real time status of emo as and restricted airspace. The aa an annual bill was passed in both the house and senate by overriding the president's veto making sixty consecutive years that it has become law the goal to improve operational safety and efficiency by transmitting directly into the cockpit the real time status of military training and other su as will result in enormous savings and environmental benefits robberies of private commercial and military aircraft a mitre corporation report developed in two thousand twelve documented the potential benefits of such a system according to the report quote overall approximate annual. Good weather flight savings in the national airspace system. Include fuel savings of one hundred million dollars distance savings of thirty million nautical miles flight. Time savings of ninety thousand hours and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of three hundred million kilograms. Lp president mark baker said this really sets the course for faa and dod the use existing technology to ensure pilots have tools readily available in order to transmit this type of airspace. Safely and efficiently'' it's a game changer. For many pilots and insurers are warfighters. Continue to receive the training. They need and deserve from k. H. dot com. Which i believe is a houston television station. Pilot killed after jumping in a rolling plane that went airborne while doing maintenance. Faa says one person was killed when a small plane crashed in a residential area of galveston county according to authorities. According to the faa an unoccupied single engine plane began to move forward while maintenance work was being performed on the aircraft at scholes international airport in galveston. A pilot jumped in the plane at the faa says it rolled over chalks and became airborne plane went down in a residential area near the intersection of south railroad and mike avenue in hitchcock at about two pm the pilot has been identified as fifty year old austin stall of galveston. There were no passengers on the plane and other injuries reported plane went down near railroad tracks. The call someone is a nurse who lives near the crash site. She said she saw the plane flying very low before nosediving into the ground right in front of her house. And i think probably the key takeaway on this is that sometimes. It's probably better to let an airplane go. Even though you know that it's probably going to be damaged rather than try. And get into the airplane and injure or kill yourself from aviation safety dot. Net hawker eight hundred. Xp crashes during landing on runway one four at farmingdale republic airport in new york now one of our patriots mega supporters. Jim gold fussy gives ground instruction at republic. Airport notified me of the accident immediately after it happened. A raytheon hawker eight hundred. X p november four one to juliette alpha performing telling air flight t.f. Nine forty one suffered an accident during landing on runway one four at the farmington republic airport on long island. Both bins sustained minor injuries at twenty thirty two local time. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway one four. The tower controller reported wind calm and stated that the aircraft that landed five minutes prior at reported that the cloud base was at minimums.
Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill
"Trump's veto of a defense policy bill a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago ensuring the measure becomes law in an extraordinary new year's day session the republican controlled senate easily ten to the veto dismissing trump's objections to the seven hundred and forty billion dollar bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before he leaves the white house. The eighty-one thirteen vote in the senate on the widely popular defense spill followed an earlier. Three hundred and twenty two to eighty seven override. Vote in the house. The bill affirms a three percent pay rise for us troops and guides defense policy cementing decisions about troop levels new weapons systems and military readiness personnel policy and other military goals house speaker. Nancy pelosi said the sweeping overwhelmingly. Bipartisan votes in the house and senate delivered a resounding rebuke to president. Trump's reckless assault on america's military and national security instead of keeping americans safe. The president continues to use his final moments in office to sow chaos and undermine now security trump vetoed the defense measure last week saying it failed to limit twitter and other social media companies. He claimed to a biased against him during his failed. Re-election campaign trump also oppose language that allows for the renaming of military bases that honor confederate leaders rhode island. Senator jack reed. The top democrat on the senate armed services committee called trump's veto a parting gift to russian president vladimir putin and a lump of coal for our troops.
U.S. Cyber Agency: Computer Hack Poses 'Grave Risk'
"Days of relative silence, the U. S Cyber Security Agency now, says a major computer hack Poses a grave risk. This risk extends to all levels of government, federal, state and local thousands of private companies and organizations have also been impacted and to make it worse. The computer hack is still happening. NPR national security correspondent Greg Meyer is following the story and joins us. Good morning, Greg. Hi, Rachel. We've been hearing about this hack of government computers this week, but but this sounds even more ominous. Yeah, True of the U. S government was really blindsided when the story broke last weekend. President Trump still has yet to say a word. But we now have this assessment from the Cyber Security Agency at Homeland Security. And it makes clear this was an enormous breach, perhaps unprecedented, and it's still taking place. The Department of Energy is the latest government department to acknowledge it was breach, though it says the nuclear arsenal it manages was not at risk. But it's just important to understand. This year scale here. The hackers invaded computers at all levels of government and the private sector. Some 18,000 separate organizations for a little perspective. I spoke to Steve Ryan, he worked for more than 30 years that the National Security Agency and was the deputy director of the Threat Operation Center. This is big. This is bigger than anything we've ever experienced in this country. I don't know what I would put second to this well, So who's behind it? Well, the cyber experts are quite confident it's Russia. This was an extremely sophisticated, stealthy attack, using techniques that have never been seen before. So given this skill level and the targets it points to Russia's foreign intelligence service, the SPR and Attackers are known as cozy bear. You may recall one of those experts, Dmitri Alperovitch says the U. S needs to move quickly on two separate fronts. The first phase is to put out the fire contained the incidents and kick the Russians out of squid responsible. And then the second phase is really looking broader of how the Russians have had this level of access. It's our most sensitive networks really over the last at least nine months, so cyber experts are sure this is Russia is the broader Trump Administration. Well, they haven't given attribution at this point to anyone. And yesterday, Vladimir Putin had this long news conference. He sort of mock the notion that this country would be involved in something like this. But U. S intelligence agencies are starting classified briefings on Capitol Hill and the Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a joint statement saying that quote The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing and has the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation. I mean, if that's the case, this isn't the first time why can't the U. S anticipate prevent these these types of attacks from Russia? Yeah. Rachel, this would be the third big Russian hack In the past five years. I got a glimpse of these U. S efforts to ward off cyber intruders. The National Security Agency invited me last year to its big, sprawling campus out in Fort Meade, Maryland. To see this new big integrated cyber center that it has the include this cavernous hall. It's ineffective War room with all these cyber warriors and big movie screens featuring this constantly updated information. I mean, this may well be the greatest concentration of cyber power anywhere in the world. And yet just months after I visited The hackers broke into computer systems all across the U. S. How I mean, I guess that's the million dollar question more than a million dollars, But I mean, how do hackers keep finding their ways into the systems? It was brilliant and simple. In this case, it was a software update. You know those little notices we all see on our computer screams, and we don't pay any attention to them. But the hackers sort of definitely loaded some malware onto a software update that's provided by a company called Solar Winds. It's a tech company from Austin, Texas. And it's not widely known outside the industry itself. But it provides that these network monitoring updates throughout the U. S. And from March through June 18,000 of its customers. Got this update. And so this allowed the hackers in the email systems and the suspicion is they've moved on and are operating more widely in the networks. The big question right now is did they get into classified government systems? But regardless fixing this will be very painstaking and expensive and urgent, right? Because you said earlier that there still there like they embedded into these systems, and they still exist. They still have a presence there. I mean, this is gonna be a long term problem. What action? Could the Trump Administration take in just the next few weeks? Well, we're still waiting for the president or any member of his men Administration to speak publicly. We've only seen some statements. On. We know President Trump entered office with a Russian hacking controversy. Now he'll be leaving office with this hacking controversy. One He doesn't want to discuss. President elect Joe Biden says he'll impose substantial cost. Yeah, but he knows Now he'll have this big problem on his hands on day one of his administration, NPR's Greg Marie, Thank you. My pleasure.
US cyber attack: 'Grave risk' for private sector, infrastructure, federal government
"The cyber attack on federal government agencies apparently more widespread the energy department and the agency that maintains the us nuclear weapons stockpile the latest apparent target is cybersecurity it infrastructure security agency warning the hack poses a grave risk to the federal government and state local tribal and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations agencies. Also believed to be affected by a corrupted version of solar winds orion system monitoring software include the treasury commerce and agriculture departments as well as the department of homeland security. Fox's john roberts at the white house the chair and ranking member of the senate armed services committee issuing a joint statement about the h. Part there is still much we know about the massive cyber hack that breach you cyber defences including federal agencies and major private sector companies. But we do know. The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing has the hallmarks of a russian intelligence operation. The us government must do everything possible. They say to counter it
Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin
"President elect Joe Biden once retired general Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary, not A post he sought. I sought him. Austin would be the first African American to serve in the position. But could his nomination face some trouble in the Senate and joining us live from Capitol Hill? Double d. T. O p. S Mitchell Miller. Mitch General Austin is very well respected. So why are there questions about whether the Senate would confirm it? Well, Shawn and Hillary. It goes back to the history of the defense secretary being in a civilian position, and the so called seven year rule that if a military officer is tapped for that position, they need to have been retired from the military for at least that long. Austin retired four years ago after a distinguished military career of more than 40 years and included a major command in Iraq. Tenure is the head of the U. S. Central Command. But several lawmakers say it's important to maintain a civilian in that position. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rhode Island Jack Reed had given in on a waiver for General James Mattis under President. Trump said he wouldn't support one in the future. He is now wrestling with this. Others have said they'll oppose the waiver, including senators Elizabeth Warren Richard Blumenthal, who's on the Armed Services Committee and Jon Tester of Montana. But if the House and the Senate grant a waiver, which they both have to do, he'll likely still have plenty of votes to be confirmed. Hey, Mitch, who are the other potential candidates? Lawmakers might have preferred to Austin. Well, one of them would have been the first woman to serve as defense secretary Michelle Florida who's held various positions at the Pentagon and is very well respected. The House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith made it clear she was his first choice. Another candidate who had been talked about a lot was former Homeland Security Secretary Jay Johnson. But Biden is said to be very comfortable with Austin as his
"senate armed services" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"A little kiss here from Ohio. Welcome back America. I always loved making sure that Senator Tom Cotton. Here's what real football songs are like. He's from Arkansas. Don't play it down there. Good morning. Center Cut. You know it's game week. Yeah, I'm well aware of that year when I suspected you didn't put that song on. All of us Can center gotten good morning to you. The news this morning is that President Elect buying will nominate Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense. Now, Senator Blackburn did not want to engage in that conversation because, she said the Electoral College hasn't met yet. Would you engage with me on it on whether or not Lloyd Austin will Be good nominee on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Well, first, let me say that I respect and admire Ward off service to our nation over 40 years in uniforms, and I suspect that he might get quickly confirmed too many positions on by Democratic or Republican cabinet, for that matter. However, there are serious misgivings in the Senate about having another recently retired general become the secretary of defense. You'll recall that federal law prohibits Any general who's been retired for fewer than seven years to receive a waiver from the Congress to become the secretary defense before Jim Mattis in 2017, and it only happened once before for George Marshall in the 19 fifties. And there were several senators who voted against that many more senators have sense expressed their regret for granting that waiver given the state of civil military relations inside the Pentagon and up to the White House, And when I would just highlight Torus Jack Reed, he is the senior Democrat on the Armed Services Committee. And when he voted for that waiver in 2017. He expressed reservations about doing so. He said It should be a once in a generation moment, and that he would not in the future support another waiver for a recently retired general, so if they've already lost the senior Democrat on the Armed Services Committee You've got to think that, um, at risk of losing a lot of other senators, and I can tell you this is not really an ideological or even a political point. It has nothing to do with General Austin don't be used or records. Um, it is from liberal Democrats, too conservative Republicans in the Senate to share these concerns about civil military relations inside the Pentagon. Do you share those concerns? Senator Cotton Yes, I do for you, you know, to get down into the weeds a little bit about the Pentagon..
"senate armed services" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Michigan Court of Claims injunction orders that all ballots postmarked the day before the election and received 14 days after Election Day be counted. Previously under Michigan law Mail in ballots received after eight PM Election day. We're not counted in the opinion. The judge cites Postal service delays potentially disenfranchising voters at a time when record numbers of Michiganders have requested absentee ballots. More than 6000 ballots were not counted in the August primary because they arrived late. The injunction also expands ballot delivery assistance for voters through the clothes of Poles Election day. Changes will last through the November election, but are not permanent for NPR News. I'm Abigail Sanski Government watchdog is investigating the Pentagon's interest in deploying a heat ray to control crowds around the White House. Part of a broader review of the tactics used by federal forces against racial justice protesters this summer. NPR's Dina Temple Raston reports The request for an investigation from the Government Accountability Office has taken on new urgency in the wake of news first reported by NPR. At the top military police officer in D. C had been enquiring about a kind of heat ray device just hours before police used tear gas and smoke to clear peaceful protestors from Lafayette Park in early June. In a letter obtained by NPR, the O told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that it would begin a review of the federal response to demonstrators The last time the reviewed the military so called non lethal weapons program. Was in 2009. Dina Temple Raston. NPR news. This is NPR. Hurricane watches in effect today for coastal taxes. Tropical Storm beta gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico Beta expected to become a hurricane tomorrow, even its parts of the Alabama coast in Florida Panhandle cleanup from Hurricane Sally more than 200,000 homes and businesses remain without power. Amid the wildfires have been raging on the West Coast and earthquake has jolted Southern California. The quake struck late last night. Theo's geological Survey says it had a bank itude of 4.5. And was centered near Los Angeles officials are warning people to be prepared for aftershocks in Rochester, New York, police are looking for a suspect in a shooting overnight. The left two people dead and 14 others wounded, and the interim police chief says it's too early to tell whether there was one or more shooters. Gunfire happened. At a backyard party on the city's East side. For the first time since March, The Smithsonian Institution is reopening some indoor museums in Washington, D. C. NPR's Nada, You'll be reports on Ly for museums are reopening this weekend, the National Portrait Gallery, the American Art Museum, the Red Wig Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Last month ahead of the Smithsonian, Lonnie Bunch opened some gardens, a branch of the Air and Space Museum outside D C and the National Zoo. He explained new protocols in a video and apologized for the closure. Thank you for understanding and welcome back to the Smiths own thes. Smithsonian has been more cautious than many other large museums around the country. Most of its other popular spaces, which normally draw visitors from around the world, remain closed. Netta Ula Be NPR news. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the size Simms Foundation. Since 1985 supporting advances in science, education and the arts towards a fairer, more just society. More information is available at size Simms foundation dot or GE. Welcome to innovation Hub. I'm Sarah Miller from 1987 to 1997, a television show.
"senate armed services" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Gillum groups. Please do some of your comments and questions. Email me through front lines of freedom got John An honor to welcome back to the show, Retired Marine General Arnold Panero. He served on active duty and in the marine reserves and served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He really understands how our military and our government runs and it's a good thing because we need somebody like that. Thanks for joining us today, Arnold any great to be back with you again? Thank you. Journalist start again with a quick review of your military service, active and reserve time as well as your time in the Senate. Danny, I like you. I was a volunteer in the peak of the Vietnam War. In 1968 1969 time frame went a Marine infantry officer Basic school and became an opportune commander in Vietnam. Privilege lead the young Marines. Most of them were draftees. When I came back, I ended up going to graduate school and then working in the United States Senate for 24 years, 15 of those years of staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which provides all the authorities for our Department of defense, and then had been in the defence, narrow space business. It's leaving government and as you indicated. I spent 35 years in uniform is the United States Marines, so always the greatest privilege to serve our country, So that's kind of a quick summary of my background. Yes, sir. Okay. Our topic today is threats to our nation and we can't take all week to talk about these things. So maybe we'll start with Am I incorrect and thinking that our national debt is a huge threat. Absolutely and whether you agree with them or not on everything. Admiral Mike Mullen. And also, actually frankly, former Secretary defense Jim Mattis talked about the greatest national security threat being our debt. The national debt right now is running about $26 trillion. That deficit is 2.7 trillion this year to date, which is three times larger than it was last year in the outweighs that we're spinning right now are 50% higher than when a $5 trillion so we've already spent $5 trillion this year, 50% higher than last year. And the tax receipts. From April to June, individual tax receipts are down 37% and corporate tax receipts are down 90%. So basically and interest on the debt will be larger than the entire national finished here in a couple of years and It's like rust on the bridge, the rust each corroding the bridge and at some point, the bridge is not able to carry its load, and that's what's happening right now. The debt is crowding out discretionary spending. The bed is crowding out the ability of our country to sustain strong economic growth in the foreseeable future, So it's it is clearly Is mild boss, Senator Sam Nunn used to say You can't have a strong defense on a rotten economy. We gotta deal with this many. Yeah, And that means cutting costs. And since most of the costs we have our money going to people like you Well, you and I get retirement money from the government, Social security, money, welfare money. That's where a huge portion of that money goes, doesn't it? Many years here, as always, right in the bull's eye right squarely in the center of the center Mass here if you look at let's just say that projected budget before Cove in 19 Was going to be $4 trillion of which one trillion was discretionary spending and three trillion was mandatory spending. So defenses not everybody's always complaining about the fish budget. It's not driving the deficits and majorly domestic discretionary is not either it they used to be in the 19 sixties. 75% of our annual outlays today there, lest in 25% mandatories and interest on the debt, or 75% so Social Security, Medicare federal retirement. On the health care costs are the ones that are growing exponentially. So you you're correct until we get control of the mandatory spending and again. These are dollars that you have spent that don't go through any process. They're totally That's why they call him entitlements, and that's why they call a mandatory spinning. They don't go through the appropriation process. They don't go through a review process in the naming administration. And neither party and none of the leaders in either party had been willing to basically, you know, tackle this and bite the bullet like we know we need to if we're gonna be ableto have sustainable economy for our kids and our grandkids over I wish you were wrong, Arnold. I wish we were wrong. This is Colonel Danny Gillerman. Frontlines of freedom. We're talking with General Arnold narrow by threats to our nation. If we just can't keep spending and we're there. And I don't know of any Congress any elected official that who wants to run on the basis of I'm going to cut your entitlements. I'm going to cut this. I'm going to cut that. But Many in takes. It takes backbone encourage. It takes leadership, and it's got to be done on a bipartisan basis. And, frankly, you you have the two parties kind of You know, over the Democratic party tents, always want to protect the entitlements in the Republican Party has always wanted cut revenues and to basically deal with his debt problem. You've gotta have all three in a package all the same time you need to be able to reduce responsibly overtime discretionary spending again. It's only 25% of the annuals bin. You need to reduce the entire moments. I mean, frankly, there are a lot of things you could do. People are living a lot longer than they did when Social Security was put in effect that you know they expected people to die. At age 60 knots. 84. You could extend the retirement age for Social Security. We've got to get control of the health care costs and you're gonna have to have responsible revenue raisers and maybe cutting loopholes and things like that. So the package to basically deal with the depths it and you can't deal with it overnight. You're talking about something where you have to have a disciplined approach in a plan over multi decades and then it's going For our kids and our grandkids are gonna have a much brighter future. But you've gotta have politicians willing to face what you and I face in Vietnam. And in what I'm Marines and soldiers face every day and hostile. You've gotta be willing to face the bullets and the incoming and if necessary, take a bullet. For the greater good of the country, meaning these politicians have gotta be able to make a tough decision, and if they don't get reelected, they've done a great service for the country over I agree. So this is an election year. This is hard to do, but I think all of us need to talk to the people who are running for election or re election. Federal government. But also I'm sure the states have some of the same issues and if they're not willing to work bipartisanly to get our budget under control, not just magic words, but do the dirty work and cut things and raise income taxes. Don't vote for him because you're voting for the end of our country as we know it on my right. You're voting for the construction of a bridge. It's gonna collapse on our heads in the house of cards is going to fall and We're not gonna be able. I mean, China right now. China doesn't carry anywhere near the death that we carry. And frankly, they're the ones of this buying all of our dead and they're making investments all over the world. I mean, we've gotta basically Remain competitive militarily, politically and economically with China. We've gotta be able to do everything better, faster, cheaper than China. Their military growth has profound meaning they have in one of their ships, Guards Denny They produced more combat ships in one shipyard, Then we produced In the combination of most of our four profit shipyards, their their capabilities of greater there. You know, we know what they're doing The South China Sea. We see what they've done. Hong Kong's independence and the one country, two systems, you know, probably has gone forever and We've gotta basically look at what they want to do with Taiwan. And so we can't afford to be carrying these monster, Dex. You know, over the next 2030 years and think that China is not goingto just take us over an eclipse This I don't want to get in a situation where my grandkids and great grandkids you've gotta learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese. Well, foot and obviously there's a lot more to talk about our nation challenges, particularly with China, and that's where we're going Next. Aren't General Panero going to stay with us? This is Colonel Danielle Iman. From months of freedom groups. It's push up time. I want you to do 103 pushups. That's the money I do every day to take a break would stay in.
White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence
"Okay, so, what did President Trump? No, and what should he have known about allegations that? Russia offered bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan House. Democrats are going to the White House to ask today the New York. Times first reported on the bounties. The Times said intelligence about the Russian offers. A payment made it into president trump's daily brief months ago now the presidential daily brief is. Is almost like a classified newspaper for one very important reader NPR another reported over the years that this president does not usually read it. Despite various news reports about when the president was told, the White House said the information did not reach him NPR congressional reporter cloudy Gra has been following this one. Hey, Claudia, hi, there! What's going to happen at today's meeting at the White House? This will be led by House majority leader. Steny hoyer the white. House says they requested this meeting with Democrats and Democrats. Interns say they have a lot of questions related to these intelligence reports the group joining Hoyer at this meeting includes the chairs and members of several congressional committees with jurisdiction over this matter that includes House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. He's raised a series of concerns including if the president. President wasn't briefed to. Was it a result of his relationship with Russian president. Vladimir Putin. I spoke to him yesterday about this. Let's take a listen watch. Concern that there's a unwillingness to confront the president with the evidence of Russia's Melania activity because he doesn't here. And this was a running theme. When it came to most Democrats, I spoke to yesterday. who were headed to the White House today. The White House briefed some congressional Republicans yesterday. Why was there meeting the Republican meeting a day earlier and what happened in that meeting? You know it's unclear why it was organized. This way in terms of just Republicans going in yesterday. However, they quickly followed that meeting. Saying Democrats are invited to. They're just coming tomorrow. Of the Republicans, who did go? They echoed the White House's narrative that the intelligence community is conflicted on what actually happened and they didn't think necessarily the trump should have been briefed, but they also expressed concerns. If the reports turn out to be true, I spoke to representative Adam. King's Inger of Illinois. He's a combat veteran. Let's take a listen. I think as we get more answers Then we'll know what the response needs to be, but I don't think built up to any kind of internal scandal, but it is definitely concerned by way of you know what role. Role is Russia Planning Afghantistan NPR also spoke with Michael McCall another house. Republican, who attended yesterday's meeting? He's the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he said these allegations are very serious, and if true, he thinks the US needs to take swift and severe action against Putin and his mercenaries, another Senate member Senator Ben Sasse, said he's been hearing from military families this weekend. They're livid and right to be livid. They're looking for people in the city to be looking out for their kids safety because quote, they're on the frontlines of freedom fighting for us. Are there people who have been left out of today's briefing that surprise you that you would expect to have been invited most definitely. This includes members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This includes congressional leaders among them House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's called for the full House to be briefed and she and Hoyer say these briefings at the White House fall short of what's demanded here. They want the director of National Intelligence, the CIA to personally brief all house. Members at the Capitol and the story continues to evolve for example last night. The DNA and C. Director said they'll to investigate, and they'll brief the president and congressional members at the appropriate
"senate armed services" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Some of the Senate Armed Services this is Katie king is next are taking part remotely okay senator king thank you Mr chairman independent from Maine General Motors and first I want to say I have a very very warm spot in my heart for the National Guard as governor I have one of the largest call ups in our state's history when we had a disastrous ice storm that knocked about half of our people off the electric grid that the guard was absolutely indispensable so I have a very strong belief in the efficacy and the importance of the guard a specific question the guard is now being called upon as you mentioned in your testimony in areas of of of of these protests around the country does the guard units that are being called up in that regard have any special training in the in the area of crowd control and training to deal in these kinds of very difficult situations where we wait civil liberties against a public order it's center thank you for that question and yes they do and we rely on our state adjutants general to make sure that any of our soldiers that are employed in that manner are trained and equipped prior to them assuming those duties thank you general groves I mean general Perna you've got one of the most important assignments in the United States government right now and I wanted to touch just on a couple of points that have been made previously this administration rather famously has some just stand for international cooperation and international organizations left the World Health Organization I hope that you will continue to cooperate with international efforts to find a virus this virus doesn't care whether you're Brazilian or American or English and so it just strikes me that there may be additional science and wisdom being developed in other parts of the world that we should take advantage of one of my mottos is all of us are always smarter than one of us and can you can bet that you are open to working with international partners on this project I do commit to that center they all the all the questions today have revolved around the relationship between safety and speed I think it's very important to refer back to nineteen fifty five and the the cutter of vaccine which was administered to two hundred thousand children in the mid west and west forty thousand of whom ended up contracting polio if we're going to inject something into the arms of three hundred million Americans we better be damn sure that it's efficacious and also say this is a this is going to be tremendous pressure to do this in a hurry I I hope that you will exercise all possible efforts should be sure that the the the vaccine that's being used his will in fact protect us and also not make a set all right I give you my personal insurance on that I every day I think about my three granddaughters and my parents to that end have you been offered defense production act this already have have you been explicitly told if you need it you have it I do not have authority at this time but I feel one hundred percent that I have immediate access to it through US secretary ETS are secretary esper I hope that you will ensure that that's the case so that when the moment comes there's not a long delay waiting for that authority to be granted final question how is the price is going to be determined of this vaccine bearing in mind that the United States taxpayers have already or will will already have made significant investments in these private companies in order to enable them to develop the backseat Sir we're in negotiations with each company to make sure that we are going to obtain the right price for the vaccine I I commit to you that I will personally be involved in those conversations and that we will not be gouged to taking care of the American people thank you for that and I I hope you feel really pay close attention to that big and the other pieces of course who pays for the vaccine for those millions twenty five thirty forty million Americans who don't have health insurance we've got to be able to discuss that issue as well because already this disease is not an equal opportunity killer and we don't want that we don't want the vaccine to be anything but equal opportunity for all Americans who need it thank you general I look forward to working with you and appreciate your willingness to take on this incredibly important project thank you senator Curtis thank you Republican from Iowa this hearing is taking place before the Senate Armed Services Committee C. span radio WCS be from Washington Karen gentlemen thank you very much for being with us today in general can send I'm going to start with you Sir obviously I am a very proud retired national guardsman and so our National Guard forces remain near and dear to my heart whenever Americans are needed in a time of crisis it is our national guardsmen that step up to that call so high I applaud them for their service and dedication Sir how many National Guard troops have been mobilized this month alone center we would look at the height which around June sixth June seventh we had over one hundred and twenty thousand and that includes not only those within the United States but those deployed overseas one hundred and twenty thousand national guardsmen can you tell us a little bit about the various missions that said our national guardsmen are involved in there is a great question so we look at that time frame we had about forty thousand working on the cove in nineteen at the time we had close to forty thousand I was civil unrest we're also mobilized for tropical storm crystal ball at the time we also have guards were on the southwest border now we have numerous other bands on going remediation in some states with respect to previous natural disasters and then we have a median support day to day if we look at our air controllers sites around the nation as well as our ground based midcourse defense all run by national guardsmen and also and that's not even counting the folks deployed about twenty nine thousand at that time deployed overseas in support of our combat commanders that is extraordinary and beyond those missions that you just listed of course there are others that national guardsmen have have performed in the past wild fire fighting activities I just as governor governor king just stated ice storms and so forth so they do truly respond to so many different incidents and crises across the United States general what what our governors do if they did not have the National Guard the center right I hesitate to think about that because our governors realize the tremendous value that our National Guard provides every single day it would require a really a significant investment and many other capabilities as you mentioned wildfires today in Arizona and these annually we have hurricanes and other potential for earthquake at any time and the great value the National Guard brings as they are in our twenty eight.
Congress heads toward clash with Trump over removal of Confederate symbols
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to call for the removal of Confederate statues from the U. S. capitol in today the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a plan to begin it re naming a military base is currently named after Confederate generals and peers Windsor Johnson reports the speakers push sets up a showdown between the Republican led panel and the White House in calling for the removal of the statues speaker Pelosi criticized president trump who has said that he won't even consider renaming any US army bases these names have to go you listen to who they are and what they said and then you have the president making case as to why they should be named for them he seems to be the only person left who doesn't get it the Senate armed services committee has voted to create a three year commission to study and issue recommendations to rename military installations that carry the names of Confederate leaders the committee will also recommended the removal of other Confederate symbols at military
5 military families file lawsuit over housing conditions
"Acting navy secretary Thomas moblie told the Senate Armed Services Committee current conditions in some locations remain unacceptable no military family should ever have to contend with chronic maintenance issues or concerns such as mold and pass in their homes army secretary Ryan McCarthy called on Congress to help we need a final at four twenty twenty appropriations bill to continue immediate housing improvements some families are considering and filing lawsuits against companies and manage military housing claiming substandard conditions are threatening their
US Still In Open Skies Treaty, Needs Evidence To Support Exit
"The open skies treaty basically says to Russia you show me yours and I'll show you mine for the past seventeen years that treaty has left Washington and Moscow take aerial photos openly of one another's military installations nearly all the NATO allies take part in the treaty as does Ukraine but there are increasing signs that the trump administration is ready to close the American skies and bail out of this treaty and yours David welna has the story it was president Dwight Eisenhower who first proposed the US and the Soviet Union fly over each other's territory and exchange their photos the first President Bush revive that idea after the Soviet Union collapsed and it was early in his son's administration one such flights actually began under the open skies treaty its proponents say that even in the age of satellites the treaty offers distinct advantages and gives you access to things that even if you have a satellite network you might not be able to see the old girl liquor she directs the your program at the international crisis group in Brussels via Skype she says it's not just that surveillance planes can fly below clouds blocking the view of satellites they also help prevent dangerous miscalculations or wait for the parties to be on the same page about who has watched where on Wednesday the Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for deputy secretary of state John Sullivan nominee for the empty ambassadors post in Moscow Massachusetts Democrat ed Markey press Sullivan about signs the U. S. may be pulling the plug on the open skies treaty I have received information that before John Bolton resign president trump may have made a decision to exit the open skies treaty Sullivan neither confirmed nor denied reports trump had signed a document stating his intent to withdraw from the treaty I inquired as to whether we had withdrawn from the treaty and was assured we had not if the US were to pull out of the treaty Solomon added there would need to be substantial evidence to support the national security interests for withdrawal from that treaty that would be a mistake it's really hard to see what we can with Dr we actually conduct many more flights of the Russian in Russia conducts of the United States Stephen Piper is a former US ambassador to Ukraine he says the US has conducted nearly three times more surveillance flights over Russia and Russia has over the US Washington has done similar flights over Ukraine it's a good way to monitor what Russian and Russian proxy forces are doing in eastern Ukraine and and that's a good way to peace order and my guess is the Ukrainians would be unhappy abusing that still opponents say Russia has repeatedly denied American overflights of key military installations one such critic is Arkansas Republican senator Tom cotton perhaps rather than calling this the open skies treaty maybe it should be called the open skies over America and the clothes guys over Russia treaty cotton was speaking at a recent confirmation hearing for admiral Charles Richard nominated to head the US strategic command notably Richard defended the treaty we do derive some benefit from it vertically with our allies we would need to make the appropriate resource and operational command must utilize the full provisions of the treaty if we were to remain that's because Moscow has modernized its surveillance planes but all occur says the US has not yet the United States is it needs to modernize our place that aircraft if it doesn't then it really just talking is getting any value from the treaty not because the treaty has no value because America's airplanes don't work pulling out of the open skies treaty would require six months notice and that hasn't happened not yet
"senate armed services" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Do it's got president trump's quick withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria may push foreign policy into the presidential campaign spotlight so what foreign policy proposals to some of the Democrats running for president have during Wednesday's debate senator Elizabeth Warren said well I think that we ought to get out of the Middle East I don't think we should have troops in the Middle East but we have to do it the right way the smart way we're gonna take a closer look at the Democrats foreign policy positions with Susan Glasser The New Yorker frequent commentator in foreign affairs Susan thanks for being with us great to be with you and how do you read senator warms comments she criticizes president trump but does your approach to foreign policy share some of the some of the same goals well absolutely in fact her campaign consider that enough of a gap they actually tried to correct it in the middle of the debate itself by clarifying that she did not mean that she wanted to withdraw all US troops from the Middle East where we of course have an extensive network of bases but simply meant she wanted to and combat missions in combat troops in the Middle East which is also kind of a questionable strategy in the sense that what are the truth can be the basis for if not to vie for example counter characins and the like Bernie Sanders another front runner has called for call to bring the forever war to win and our his views different well you know it's interesting both Sanders and warrants and and a number of the Democrats essentially are adopting some of the language that president trump is using now he's ending the and look worse you that **** forever wars and I think you know it's not entirely clear what kind of American leadership in the world they want to substitute for that it's also not entirely clear by the way that the American presence in Syria that present public now attended would actually qualify as as one of those however wars what which candidates on the debate stage in Ohio that you heard seem to present but what I'll phrase it is the most developed views on foreign policy you know it's really an interesting thing because on some measures well worn is not a novice on foreign policy she serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and yet you know to me at least she seemed not really very fluent in the subject and and quite uncomfortable a stark contrast to her very strong views and very clearly articulated plans for everything he didn't really seem to have a plan that was well thought through on the foreign policy side ironically you know Pete bridge at the thirty seven year old mayor of a small midwestern city seems to be the most competent and he took her on in that portion of the debate I remember he did serve in U. S. military in Afghanistan and he seemed quite confident in saying that it's a false choice between and what's worse fighting forever or complete isolationism and he said that was basically going to be the death of American leadership former vice president Biden of course has a lot of experience in foreign affairs how important is foreign policy experience or expertise in the democratic primary for twenty twenty good question I think it goes to the overall package that Joe Biden is selling right each you know which is to say that he's experienced contrasting himself in everything he does his campaign with Donald Trump as a person not only who he said can't beat trump the most side would sort of steady the ship at a time when this week has certainly has underscored the volatility of American leadership I tried to buy and that was the answer he gave it back in the debate he basically said we should trust me I forgot because I know everybody I've dealt with personally and I've dealt with to one the next day in Iowa he gave a speech that I thought was stronger than his debate answer nine in which she critique president trump's recent moves in Syria and quickly delta Gabbard says that Hillary Clinton should get back in the race for the two of them have been lobbying accusations does is going to improve her hand in the democratic primary but she's she's she's a distraction she it doesn't have any real to court in the democratic primary field and it you know but she represents on foreign policy in particular just a complete outlier perspective on the debate stage you would essentially a green not only with Donald Trump but with your indicator for sure I thought Susan Glasser The New Yorker thanks so much all I'm happy to be with you the group of US senators has a message for the head of the nation's top consumer protection agency they would like to dig into student loan forgiveness program that's supposed to help public service workers but it's already tried as NPR's revealed the consumer financial protection bureau made its attempt last year but was thwarted thwarted by the trump administration and peers Chris Arnold explains what's going on here is basically a turf war and more than million police officers public defenders social workers and others are caught in the middle at issue is the public service loan forgiveness program which aims to help basically anyone who works for the government or nonprofit if they make payments for ten years at the program promises to forgive the remainder of their student loan debt but the education department's program is rejecting ninety nine percent of people who say they've made those payments that's what the lawsuits and lots of criticism and sources tell NPR that the consumer financial protection bureau tried to help that came up in a Senate hearing this week according to recent NPR report in twenty eighteen the CFPB launched an effort to find out why the program is failing our public servants but secretary divorces department of education seems to have successfully stonewalled those efforts that senator Bob Menendez a New Jersey Democrat sources tell NPR that the consumer protection sand examiners into student loan servicing companies to find out what's been going on but the ad department told servicer is not to share information Menendez told the bureau's director khaki craning her in the hearing that you should get court orders to allow her to do proper oversight despite what education secretary Betsy device might want you don't have to follow her lead predator responded that she would rather not have an adversarial relationship with the department of education I have met with secretary to Voss and we are already discussing how to move forward in an effective way then they shot back though that the ad department said just two days before that the CFPB doesn't have jurisdiction here that is the education department's job to oversee the one point five trillion dollars worth of federal student loans so if you're waiting for the department of education to give you permission to oversee the public service loan forgiveness program you're going to be disappointed who's going to get hurt here are public servants who deserve to have the opportunity to have loan forgiveness as part of their service three other senators pressed ran aground is too she said her bureau does have the authority to protect people with federal student loans if they are being hurt by unfair practices but it's not clear if Crandon girl who's also a.
Trump's Ukraine diplomat provides smoking gun text message: 'Crazy' to withhold aid for political reasons
"Kirk Volcker was giving over nine hours of under oath testimony three House committees working on the impeachment of the president. It was a deposition behind closed doors but some elements of Kurt Poker's testimony have found their way into the New York Times tonight. Kirk Fokker resigned last tweak as the State Department's Special Envoy to Ukraine. It's not at all clear why this State Department needed an envoy to Ukraine when we already had an ambassador to Ukraine but it seems one of Kurt volkers missions was to translate trump to the new Ukrainian president that means current Volcker was in frequent contact with Bill Taylor who became became in effect the Acting Ambassador in Ukraine Donald Trump removed an ambassador who Giuliani did not find to be cooperative enough in his Ukraine's games that were designed designed to force Ukraine to help the trump campaign by investigating Joe Biden Times reports this smoking gun incurred volkers under oath testimony today he disclosed closed set of texts in September in which Bill Taylor the top American diplomat and Ukraine alluded to Mr Trump's decision earlier in the summer to freeze as a military aid package to the country he told Mister Sunland and Mr Volcker. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. That is a very smoky gun in writing a member of the trump administration's diplomatic core. The highest highest ranking diplomat in Ukraine puts the trump crime in writing in a text. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance assistance for help with a political campaign. It's all their everything you need is right there in that text secretary of state. Mike pompeo is blocking King Orden Sunland who was the other person was on that text from testifying under oath to the House on is the United States ambassador to the European Union. Now we know why Mike pompeo is blocking his testimony. Gordon Sunland is in possession of at least one text in which America's top diplomat in Ukraine says I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. It's all right there in that text. That's why I'm repeating it. Withhold withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. Mike Pompeo didn't want you to know that those words were ever were written by one of the ambassadors in Ukraine. How many more smoking guns are there in the State Department text messages in their email records and documents that Mike pompeo is now refusing to hand over to the House representatives. The New York Times is reporting tonight that Kurt Volker Gordon Sunland Co wrote a statement the President of Ukraine to make about investigating Joe Biden Times reports the statement would have committed Ukraine to investigating the energy company Burri SMO- smell which had employed hunter biden the younger son of former Vice President Joseph R Biden junior and it would have called for the Ukrainian government to look into what Mr Trump trump and his allies believe was interference by Ukrainians and they twenty sixteen election in the United States to benefit Hillary Clinton the president of Ukraine never ever delivered that statement that was written for him by the trump administration and leading off our discussion tonight or Evelyn Farkas. She's a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration she served on the professional staff on the Senate Armed Services Committee and is now an MSNBC national security analysts also joining us John Holum National National Affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He is co host and executive producer of showtime's the Circus Evelyn. I want to start with you and where we are on this Ukraine in case you know some of the players in this case you know Kirk Bulker. What do you make of his testimony today. And what more do you think we're going to be learning about it right so as you say Lawrence I know ambassador. Avon rich who also testified or I guess she. She's the one who was removed by Donald Trump from I know her. I know her deputy. He's also being held back by pompeo and I know Kurt Volker and I happen to know from a source close to the investigation a bit of what happened today and a bit of the context I guess again this is second hand at least but essentially it seems that what Volker occur was trying to do and I've known him for a long time so I'm giving him. A lot of benefit of the doubt was to try to maneuver the situation so that he can get president the trump to meet with presidents. Alinsky the new Ukrainian president he thought that Giuliani was feeding a bunch of garbage that he had heard from some Ukrainians and one Ukrainian in particular earlier to president trump and that he needed to get the truth from zone Linski. The problem here is that Kurt volkers the envoy the president's onboard the president should be listening to Kurt Volker. WHO's a longtime never mind that he was appointed by trump. He's also a longtime foreign service officer for many years before he got out and started to work for the McCain Institute so President Trump should've been listening to him but he was listening to her to Guiliani and so- Kurtz trying to maneuver it so that he can inoculate trump and maybe convince convince Giuliani somewhere along the way that there's no problem with Ukraine under this new president and maybe steer him away from the investigation now. I can't speak to what what Kurt knew what what these guys knew clearly the new acting ambassador Bill Taylor relatively new. We'll see how long you laugh. I knew him as well. You know he was also point out to them what they were doing and they shouldn't be doing in the document that the New York Times has is a draft and apparently both Kurt and the Ukrainian go between the same guy that that Giuliani message the statement they wanted the president of Ukraine to make exactly draft three to drop it would not mention Ukrainians got nervous. They didn't want to mention Biden. I don't even know if they wanted to mention prisma the oil company and ultimately both Kurt and the Ukrainian decided. Let's drop this. Kurt didn't didn't get what he wanted though either because he wanted a separate meeting with President Trump and presidents Alinsky not on the sidelines of the UN meeting because it would have been a bigger deal to have it at the White House John Heilemann the by the way this isn't available reading of the evidence when you look at all this evidence you you can look at at at Volker for example and say this is either a guy who as as the text says is part of this scheme to withhold old aid for a for a political campaign favorite you could see him as part of that or you could see him as someone who is struggling under the burden of that desire liar created by Rudy Giuliani Donald trump and he's trying to get to the right place and he's trying to get Ukraine to the right place and he's saying look just say this. Let let trump here. When you say this and then everything will be okay? I want to express any lack of interest in that topic because Volcker and there's a lot of psychoanalysis that's involved in that. I just go back to the beginning of what's what happened today. which is the? United States went out and and not has already confessed to this crime but then kind of doubled golden tripled down on the crime to your point Lawrence. He does seem to think that he understands. I think now that their facts in contention here and given that is now been explained to him that since there are no facts in dispute you could argue process right you can say. Democrats are in league with the whistle blower. Somehow shifts shifty. You can say all that stuff but on the facts facts of it the only way out for him. Now is basically say yes. I did this thing because it's clear I did and it's okay and and to make the point that it's okay is the best way to make that is just do it again and do it as publicly as possible in the most flaming gratuitous way as you can and watching this thing happened today. I will say I arrived in Washington today from having been on a west coast making the circus for this this this week and came here looking for a Republican any Republican any Republican who would come on camera to talk to me about what's going on to maybe the worst day in the history of my life. Try to book a Republican in Washington to talk about Donald Trump because there's no one who wants to get within a mile of a camera on this day. That's how bad this day was. Donald trump that even his most stalwart defenders are like no thank you. I don't really early. Wa WanNa get near the camera. That's how bad what happened. This morning was for trump in terms of just the way the politics of shaping
Commander, John Clemens And Senate Armed Services Committee discussed on America Trends
"The current commander of the strategic command has denied allegations of sexual misconduct from a former female eight John Clemens reports that denial was made during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that is considering general heighten to become the next vice chairman of the joint chiefs of
"senate armed services" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Well Shanahan and his interviews with us says that there was some litigation of this very issue. The first go round when he was up for the number two slot in the Pentagon that, that was communicated that F, B I background check was communicated, to the Ben chairman McCain and the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services committee. It does seem though that there's been a much more fuller investigation by the FBI in the course of this much larger role as secretary of defense. We do not know. A few things we don't know about this. We don't know where the FBI is in the process of investigating this. We don't know if they've actually finished their investigation given it to the White House, and they've been sitting on it because of this or some other thing, but we do know that it became clear to Patrick Shanahan in recent days, as just so many weeks, gone by without his nomination papers being officially transmitted to the congress that this story these domestic violence episodes, were eventually going to be confronted by him in public now it's it's to your point earlier about the, the vetting issue. It's pretty remarkable because for the past five, months now or six months, nearly Patrick Shanahan and those close to him as family people working with him in the Pentagon have been working to make sure this didn't come out in the press to make sure that congress never asked about this. When it came to the confirmation hearing, so you have a situation where. The very purpose of confirmation here of vetting nominees so that there isn't something as you said that could be used as blackmail. We're very close to Patrick Shanahan being put before congress for a confirmation hearing possibly having this never come up. You know, if there hadn't been such a deliver on the latest FBI investigation, but possibly a very long time before. This was out there, and he was trying to keep it from getting out there, and who knows how they could have been used against him and him serving nearly six months as acting secretary of defense with us potential leverage pending against him. While he tried to keep it secret as well. I mean obviously an acting secretary doesn't have exactly the same power as a secretary of defense, but it's not like he's been shy in that position. I want to ask you something about the some of the documents that you turned up in your reporting with Sean Beaubourg at the post you've obviously gone through more than a thousand pages of divorce documents you've gone through the police documents including some. I mean incredible detail Sarasota, police wrote that the young man struck several blows to his mother's head and torso left, her to lie in a pool of blood and then unplugged the landline phone cord..
"senate armed services" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Studio Howard Schultz showing up on morning Joe shortly after run the tape on that he's making all the wrong most because he Bill being invited by Bill Burton. Team obama. He's going around and trying to meet and and lure Democrats in as opposed to going around and meet with independence and Republicans. What do you do that on talk radio? Always welcome here. He'll he'll receive a a very warm fair courteous. Welcome just like, I gave Senator Clinton Secretary of state Clinton's state Albright secretary of State, John Kerry, when John Delaney shows up here, Tim Ryan or any of the Democrats running the always received with welcome. Because I believe in courtesy. That's what you get. When you get, you know, basically, a Christian radio talk show, host doing secular politics. There's an attitude of deference to guests your guest in my studio and virtually or not. Yesterday. I had a guest at the very end of the show. So most of you were already at work. Or you were about to get in your car, Senator James in Hof of Oklahoma. He is the chairman of the house excuse me to use the chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee. And he had a important announcement to make just sort of casually at the end when I asked him about whether he was opposed because I thought he was opposed to space force. Here's what Senator Inhofe said Pask will be charming sask will be charged along with ask in deciding whether or not we're actually going to have a space force, do you support. A new branch of the military is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The space force. I started out on the other side of this thing for, but I thought it was a very good reason. We're doing a good job in space. We are do you in some of the people that are working. There have done a good job. And I think one of the main reasons, and no one is said this before, but I think it has some merit. Everyone else is looking at. They're looking at other countries in the fact that they have their own comparable something you'd call a space force if we do and we're trying to do it with our existing assets. And maybe doing just as good a job is still not going doesn't give the impression that we are in. So I I think it's it's all right with the if they want to do it. But I I started out in the other side of the say, that's news. That's a big deal to start to start another bureaucracy. What happens, but you know that we did. I misunderstand you're against it. Or you're for it. No. I said I started out against it. And I think now. The best argument is that we're gave me the impression that we're not. Space face force as our competitors are. So I think we probably go ahead and do it. So that is big news because nothing happens until somebody says yes at the Senate and the House Armed Services committee, and you just had the chairman say, yes. And so a friend Tommy saw Colonel get up after that was broadcast yesterday and said, I gotta go talk to the general because that makes a big difference air force is not gonna like that Howard Schultz. Former CEO of Starbucks son of Brooklyn candidate for president on CBS early show yesterday. Cut number six, I must be doing something right to garner this much attention, and this must interest. But let's look at the facts. The country and the American people are longing for and deserve leadership. They they can trust in a government that.
"senate armed services" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Studio Howard Schultz showing up on morning Joe shortly after run the tape on that he's making all the wrong moves because he Bill being advised by Bill Burton. Team obama. He's going around and trying to meet and lure Democrats in as opposed to going around and meet with independence and Republicans. Where do you do that on talk radio? Always welcome here. He'll he'll receive a a very warm fair courteous. Welcome just like, I gave Senator Clinton Secretary of state Clinton, secretive state Albright secretary of State, John Kerry, when John Delaney shows up here, Tim Ryan or any of the Democrats running they always received with welcome. Because I believe in courtesy. That's what you get. When you get, you know, basically, a Christian radio talk show, host doing secular politics. There's an attitude of deference to guests your guest in my studio and virtually or not. Yesterday. I had a guest at the very end of the chefs and most of you are already at work. Were you were about to get in your car, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma? He is the chairman of the house excuse me. They used the chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee, and he had a important announcement to make just casually at the end when I asked him about whether he was opposed because I thought he was opposed to space force. Here's what Senator Inhofe said Pask will be mean sask will be charged along with ask in deciding whether or not we're actually going to have a space force, do you support. A new branch of the military is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The space force. I started out on the other side of this thing for a very good reason. We're doing a good job in space. We are due in some of the people that are working. There have done a good job. And I think one of the main reasons, and no one has said this before, but I think it has some merit. The everyone else is looking at us. And they're looking at other countries in the fact that they have their own comparable something that you'd call a space force in if we do and we're trying to do it with our existing assets. And maybe doing just as good a job is still not going doesn't give the impression that we are in. So I I think it's it's all right with me if they want to do it. But I I I started out in the other side of the say, that's news. That's a big deal to start to start another bureaucracy. I knew what happens, but you know, that we did. I misunderstand you're against it. Or you're for it. No. I said I started out against it. And I think now. The best argument is that we're giving the impression that we're not. In his face for us as our competitors are in. So I think we probably should go ahead and do it. So that is big news because nothing happens until somebody says yes at the Senate and the House Armed Services committee, and you just had the chairman say, yes. And so a friend Tommy saw Colonel get up after that was broadcast yesterday and said, I gotta go talk to the general because that makes a big difference air force is not gonna like that Howard Schultz. Former CEO of Starbucks son of Brooklyn candidate for president on CBS early show yesterday. Cut number six, I must be doing something right to garner this much attention, and this must interest. But let's look at the facts. The country in American people are longing for and deserve leadership that they can trust in a government that is working for them. That clearly has not been the case. And what I have offered. The American people is simply an opportunity to hear my story and to provide opportunity for the American people to say, we don't have to have two parties. There can't be another choice and in doing so all fifty states. Not just battleground states can matter for the first time, you see Democrats are upset with him because of that. And this is what he said about people who thought they were against him, and especially about Kamla Harris wanting to ban private insurance cut number seven. Well, you just played Harrison saying she wants to abolish the insurance industry. That's that's not correct. That's not American. What's next? What industry are we going to abolish next the coffee industry? The Republicans want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. I don't agree with that the Affordable Care Act should stay in. It should be refined think we should get rid of the insurance industry. Again. This is exactly the situation. It's it's far to extremes on both sides. And the silent majority of America does not.
"senate armed services" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Clear whether trump read the notes administration officials said the trump congrats to putin comes five days after the white house imposed sanctions on russia for its meddling in the twenty sixteen election and other malicious cyber attacks let's also not forget that the russians are accused of murdering a man in the uk and attempting to kill another the trump phone call prompted this sharply worded statement from senate armed services chairman john mccain of arizona and we quote an american president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections and by doing so was flat amir putin president trump insulted every russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election to determine their country's future including the countless russian patriots who have risked so much to protest and resist putin's regime here now is how the white house tried to handle repeated questions about the phone call call in today's briefing the president not raise the issue of russian election meddling in that phone call i don't believe it came up on this specific call curious to the recent poisoning in the united kingdom come up in the car i don't believe that was discussed in today's call i don't wanna fall off on on the visions fraud and the russian election why isn't the president of the white house believe that something that they should be discussing with the russian leader i say that we couldn't discuss it with the russian leader i said it didn't come up on today's call the white house believes that the election in russia was free and fair in terms of the election there were focused on our elections we don't get to dictate how other countries operate what we do know is that.
"senate armed services" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"It was quite the scene inside today's senate armed services committee hearing on the us cyber command there was mike rogers the us navy admiral who runs the nsa the national security agency may made a number of stunning admissions about the us response or the lack of it following are the russian interference in our elections while admiral rogers revealed he hasn't requested additional authority to stop russian cyberattacks he also said president trump has not ordered him to do so you send that president trump has never ordered cyber com to take any action to defender thwart russian attempts to meddle in the elections this fall is that correct so i said i've never given i've never give been given any specific direction to take additional steps outside my authority and i have taken the steps within my thority trying to be a good proactiv commander because my one from the administration has ask you to take any additional steps as i haven't been granted any additional authorities capacity capability in them known that certainly true well from there things got heated democrats on the committee became increasingly angry with what they were hearing from admiral rogers i'm going to try to channel a woman who came up to me at the grocery store not too long ago she asked me are we strong enough and smart enough that we can keep them from doing this again yes okay so then the next question she asked me i said the same thing the next question she asked me are we doing that right now.
"senate armed services" Discussed on NPR News Now
"The pentagon is expected to brief members of the senate armed services committee this week trial snyder npr news washington president trump will have lunch on capitol hill today was senate republicans he's expected to continue pushing for tax cuts trump hasn't spoken to senate republicans at the capital's since he was sworn into office in january since then he's been at odds with senate gop members over several issues he's opposed a bipartisan healthcare bill koa written by gop senator lamar alexander of tennessee and he's exchanged hot words on social media was senate foreign relations chairman bob corker the senate has passed a procedural vote on at disaster relief package that would help hurricane victims in puerto rico and people affected by wildfires in california the package would also add funding to the strapped federal flood insurance program that would help hurricane harvey victims the house of representatives already passed a disaster aid relief package earlier this month china's ruling communist party has finished its national congress held once every five years delegates agreed that president xi jinping's political theories should be included into the party charter this makes him one of the most powerful chinese leaders in decades he's expected to be named president for another fiveyear term you're listening to npr news game one of the world series starts tonight in los angeles the la dodgers host the houston astros la is trying to win the series for the first time since 1988 the astros are trying to win their first ever npr's tom goldman reports from los angeles it's a power match up the first time since 1973 both ruled series teams one at least one hundred games in the regular season the dodgers are favored things too dominant pitching especially the relief pitchers and a lineup filled with dangerous hitters houston pitcher justin verlander knows all too well by fingers challenges that are unique with every single editor they have if you take off even if you pitches you can look up you can be admitted up that said houston is the best hitting team in the majors whether putting the ball in play or mashing home runs two nights starting pitchers or a couple of ace lefthanders clayton kershaw for the dodgers and dallas kyko for the astros.
"senate armed services" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Are the chairman of the senate armed services committee just said in a radio interview the great leader's at i've seen they don't threaten unless they are ready to act here and i'm not sure that president trump is ready to act and so maybe it will turn out alright he's the present i'm not but i would i don't think that some of the great leaders that i have admired would have taken that same path i just don't think that's the way you attack appro of an issue and challenge like this it's not terrible what he said but it's kind of the classic trump in the overstates things you know uh i'd the presence and leadership that i admire that i've had anything to do with would not have said that a w think that statement from senator became will resonate with the president well who knows all i can say is that senator mccain said those words because previous presidents have been advised by people far smarter than them in the region about there being no good option here we're shame changes not necessarily viable attacking their nukes and their nuclear program may give them just time enough to attack south korea where we have some thirty thousand troops as well and going to war is something that that nobody wants to do either so given that there are no great options on the table you just had china and russia signed on to the sanction so you perhaps had angered them in this process by throwing out these these harsh words whether or not they were planned uh no one knows but i don't think the president did himself any favors in sort of cooling temperatures that's for sure but i want you to listen to this is president trump the rule speaking about north korea in an interview with john dickerson's of cbs news.
"senate armed services" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"I'm jay g gree the pentagon issued a statement recently saying that essentially it has the authority to add several thousand more troops to those already fighting in afghanistan what a key question is how those troops going to be used along with the others in a war that stretched out over sixteen years senator john mccain chairman of the senate armed services committee had a bit of a conversation with secretary of defense jim mattis about that and that conversation reflected frustration from both of them first conversation that you and i had wish about a strategy for afghanistan when now six months into this administration we still haven't got a strategy for afghanistan it makes it hard for us to support you really don't have a strategy we know what the strategy was for the last eight years don't lose at hasn't worked just mentioned in my opening statement we just lost three brave americans when can we expect the congress united states to get a strategy for afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years which is don't lose i believe by midjuly uh we'll be able to brief you in detail sir it we are were putting it together now uh and there are going to be our actions being taken uh to make certain that we don't pay a price for the delay uh but uh we recognize the need for urgency and your criticism is fiercer willem great admirer of yours mr secretary in solar those men and women who have had the honour of serving under you but.
"senate armed services" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Thank you for having the original i think there's been a very important point those officials this morning made a mockery of the oversight process we have the legal obligation to do vigorous oversight and what they basically said is so what and i can tell you we are just not going to sit back and say this is acceptable and you ran the clip about my question to a director coats one of those answers is false and i'm going to get to the bottom of it so that was the important thing i think in in that question that you raised there is that this is not just competing news reports or different people shading the same story differently depending on their audience what you asked the dni today was about his previous testimony testified to the senate armed services committee so again testifying to another oversight committee in the senate saying that he wasn't aware about any white house personnel contacting anybody and intelligence community to try to drop that flynn investigation of the washington post report does directly contradict that today and yet he wouldn't answer either way the thing i didn't understand today maybe maybe you did is was he saying that he would answer those questions he would clear that up in a classified session in a closed session he just wouldn't do it in the in the open here no i don't think there was a commitment to clear it up and that's the problem i think that our job is to get to the bottom of these contradictory accounts particularly when they go right to the heart of the central question in that war is was the president putting a lot of effort into trying to restrict this investigation and i think the evidence is just piling up that he was.