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"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Fan on sales, they came after our verified fan pass password servers as well. In addition to the entire world hearing some really, really bad quoting of Taylor Swift song titles by U.S. senators, we did find out a little more about the music industry and how these concert ticket sales work. During this week's hearing. Maybe she's Elizabeth schultzy was there for us and joins us now to talk more about it. I don't think it sounds like Elizabeth, anything was really resolved at this point. But we did hear a lot of what the problems were. What was your big takeaway? My big takeaway is that there is a, there's an agreement that ticketmaster and the company that owns ticketmaster live nation is too big, that it might be a monopoly that needs to be broken up. And surprisingly, there was bipartisan agreement on this. Mister bergdorf, I want to congratulate and thank you for an absolutely stunning achievement. You have brought together Republicans and Democrats. To the point where you had both Republicans and Democrats trying to come up with ways that they could solve this problem of tick max or being too big. But how did the lawmakers think that breaking it up would do any good? When the head of ticketmaster said, hey, we got hit with bot traffic. We got hit with all these, you know, fake accounts and then people trying to sell them to third parties. How would breaking it up fix that? The main concern from senator Amy Klobuchar, who's really been leading this effort, this antitrust effort on Capitol Hill was that live nation is a monopoly not just when it comes to ticketing, but also to venues and promoting. So if you can kind of break up that conglomerate, there they say, be more room for competitors who are promoters or work exclusively with venues to come in so that you don't have to just work with live nation owned companies when you're an artist. Do artists feel like they have Congress on their side. I know there's been other issues when it comes to radio royalties. And other things. And they kind of feel like we're sort of stuck. Do they feel like anything might actually get done with these hearings? There was a sense of, hey, this is a very bipartisan issue. And there was a little bit in this hearing we heard from an independent artist. We also heard from a competitor to ticketmaster called seed geek and then antitrust experts. And they did seem positive on the idea that at least there were policy discussions about this. It wasn't entirely just posturing from politicians as we so often hear in these types of hearings. Also, we heard a lot of Taylor Swift lyrics in these hearings. A lot of these senators, I think their staffers wrote in lyrics to their testimony and into their questions. And may I suggest respectfully that ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror? And say, I'm the problem. It's me. As a owed to Taylor Swift, I will say, we know all to well. As of a few months ago, to get the gavel back, but once again, she's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers. I think it's a nightmare dressed like a daydream. Which made for a, you know, an amusing hearing itself. But ultimately, you know, there is kind of an idea that maybe some of these solutions when it comes to antitrust could be addressed through legislation, but the big question of breaking up ticketmaster senator Klobuchar acknowledges that's a Department of Justice issue. That would come down to the legal process and whether the DoJ is willing to engage on that from an antitrust point of view. Well, I'll tell you something. I've been going to concerts for a long time, 30 years, over older than you are. I've been going to concerts, and you can't, it's been impossible for that long. It really has. You know, an artist goes, says they're going to go on tour. You try to log on. You can't get the tickets. Then you have to go to a third party. And you have to pay extra if you want to get something like that. No one wants to pay all those extra fees when you're checking out. It's frustrating to look at the sale of a ticket and think
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Thoughts there from my interviews with various big tech CEOs over the last 18 months as antitrust scrutiny looms. The most talked about Bill, the bipartisan American innovation and choice online act, targeting big tech, which would prevent companies like Amazon meta alphabet and apple from punishing rivals to boost their own products and services. It seemed to be on track to be considered by the Senate this summer, but more urgent bills, like the inflation reduction act, and the chips act went ahead first. Now the antitrust Bill is in limbo. Whereas the momentum, let's bring in congressman and antitrust subcommittee chair, David Sicily with us now for more congressman Sicilian. It's so great to have you back with us. Thank you for taking the time. So look, does this vote Bill have enough votes to pass the House and will you need more Republican votes to do that? Well, thank you for having me back. It's great to see you again. I'm pleased to say that both in the House and the Senate we have votes to pass both of the bills, the app spill as well as innovation online act that you just referenced. They've been bipartisan since they were introduced, as you know, had a 16 month bipartisan investigation where a 450 page report and then delivered legislative solutions. This is one of them. We have the votes in the House and the Senate, but as you pointed out, the press of business goes with the inflation reduction act, ships Bill, the assault weapons ban, we just had a lot of things that we needed to address my expectations that we, when we return in September, we will take this bill up first in the Senate, then in the house and send it to the president's desk. So your optimistic then that senator Schumer will schedule a date in September and this will happen before the midterms. Well, senator shubert has said publicly and I know I've been working very closely with senator Klobuchar. There's a bipartisan caucus of individuals in the Senate like in the house whose strongest support this legislation will understand that in order to protect small businesses from the monopoly power of these large technology platforms, we need to restore competition in the digital marketplace. This is good for consumers, good for small businesses, good for competition. And strongly supported by the American people, polling shows 75% of the American people believe that Congress must rein in big tech and restore competition. So it's good for small business, the public wants it, our constituents want it, and I expect the center Schumer is going to bring the bill to the floor in September, then we'll take it up in the house. And we'll send it to the president's desk, who, by the way, the president has been the most pro competition president we've ever had, both in his executive order and his appointments in his administration and someone who really understands the competition is that the heart of making our economy work for everyone. Still, there's concerns that even among Democrats, this bill could be weaponized to prevent big tech companies from moderating some of the most extreme content. Does the bill need to change at all to address those concerns. And if the bill changes, can you get or keep those Republicans on board? Well, I don't think the bill needs to change. In fact, so long as the policies that a platform has in place to provide protections against certain kinds of speech so that particularly dangerous speech or speech that they think is an appropriate. As long as that same standard applies across the board and you don't say for a liberal viewers, this is one test for more conservative uses, another desk. So long as there's no established standard that applies across the board, then there would be no concern about implicating the ability to moderate content. But the truth is, these platforms don't want to change anything. They want to preserve an ecosystem that is generated profits never seen in the history of the world because they favored their own products and services, they're collecting an enormous amount of data from consumers and monetizing that data. And they have no interest in competition. They want to continue to be able to acquire or crush or block their competitors so they can grow their market power and grow their dominance and grow their profits. They have, they've spent over a $120 million to kill this bill because they know it will bring competition. That's bad for our economy because competition is the single greatest driver of innovation. If we're going to remain a global economic power, we need to have competition in this space and right now we don't. So you keep using the word they and I assume you mean meta Apple, alphabet, Amazon, here we are coming out of the pandemic. Is there one of those companies that concerns you more than the others based on how their power has evolved since you started talking about it? Well, I mean, all of these companies engage in behavior, which is anti competitive, which favors their own products and services, which uses their market dominance to bully or crush competitors. They all engage in behavior, which is really harmful to our economy and harmful to competition. I mean, I think in particular, Facebook or meta, you know, it's funny you change the name, their behavior hasn't changed. I think there's a direct line between Facebook and the misinformation and the spread of toxic and
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
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Josh Hammer Reflects on Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Abortion Comments
"Yeah, I want to play a clip for you here from senator Klobuchar. That I think, you know, when we talk about the constitutionality of roe V wade and obviously Casey sort of, in my opinion, obviously I think you would agree that it's unconstitutional. I think Alito's opinion was a skewered the original road decision. But let's play senator Klobuchar here, and I want to get your take on what she says because actually what she's saying from a sitting U.S. senator is something. I mean, this is not mazie hirono here talking here. I mean, which we just assume is she's going to say the most Atlantic, you know, far left out to see kind of the type of things. Is it senator Klobuchar, who many think is sort of moderate or left of center, but not far left. Listen to cut 6. Why should a woman in Texas have different rights and a different future and a different ability to make decisions about her body and her reproductive choices than a woman in Minnesota? How can that be in this country that we'd have a patchwork of laws? Your response. So senator Klobuchar and I actually went to the same law school and, you know, I would like to think that when she was in common law back in her law school day, she knew better about the actual constitutional law underpinning the roe versus wade and its murderous successor, of course, Planned Parenthood versus Casey 92. Now, look, I mean, John Hart Eli, okay? There are so many liberals who have criticized roe versus wade's fallacious reasoning or beers. But John Hart Eli, who is a longtime constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, he was the dean of Stanford law school as well. He was personally liberal progressive he supported abortion rights, but he famously said in 1982 that roe versus wade was not constitutional law and barely even gave a semblance of purporting to be constitutional law. It was literally no less a feminist leftist progressive icon than the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself. We said the roe versus wade overstepped that the court should not have acted there when it did. They should have stayed cool, let it play out democratically in the states. So, you know, what I hear from senator Klobuchar there is, you know, it's constitutional illiteracy. It's also moral illiteracy, of course. We can't forget we're talking about it. You are talking about the wanton murder of now 63 million unborn children since roe versus wade came down in 1973. 63 million. I mean, it's really just difficult to kind of wrap your mind around around that kind of number. But you know, there's something about you said there, Andrew, that I think there's a modicum. There's a small, small sliver of correctness. Where I think she's correct, is that it ultimately is unsustainable for in the long term. My personal perspective in the long term for this to actually be a state
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I have the privilege now of welcoming the next guest to the show. Josh hammer, the opinion editor for newsweek, Josh, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Andrew, good to see you, my Friends. Always a pleasure. I likewise, likewise. You are, in my opinion, one of the most prescient legal minds on the conservative side. I think you're very fair. I think you try and play it very fair, but you write extensively about the constitution, you are very well versed on the Supreme Court. Obviously you're the opinion editor at newsweek, so you have a very powerful platform. From a legal mind such as yours, looking at what's been going on over the past week and really accelerated over the last couple of days over the weekend, trying to paint a picture for the audience listening just how unprecedented this is and just how truly radical it is in your estimation. Yeah, no, Andrew, there's so much to unpack here, obviously. But before we get into the constitution and the Dobbs case and all of that, just any pro life perspective, someone who personally, you know, I cofounded law students for life, the pro life student group back when I was in law school at the University of Chicago. I have marched in sub zero temperatures in Chicago, back when I was in law school there on four life, it is really, really, really terrible that the culmination of now a half century of pro life efforts to speak on behalf of unborn children for the sacredness of all innocent human life has now been sullied by this unprecedented and really just disgusting alinsky eyed at all cost tactics that we are now seeing. And, you know, it's easy to call things unprecedented, but in this particular case, Andrew, they're literally is zero precedent for what we are seeing right now. This kind of thing simply does not happen. The Supreme Court literally can only get by when the justice is the clerks know that their emails are not going to be leaked because if the entire notion of a government of laws and not of men to kind of borrow the famous quip from John Adams back from the 1780s, if that phrase means anything at all, it means that the judicial branch and the Supreme Court in particular can not possibly be swayed or cowed by public mob
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The anniversary remarking the World War II victory over Germany Russian president Putin has drawn parallels between the Red Army's fighting against Nazi troops in Russia's current action in Ukraine At the annual military parade president Putin through a translator cast Moscow's involvement in Ukraine as a forced response to western policy The danger grew every day And the Russia delivered a preventive strike against their aggressor That was a forced timely and the only correct decision Putin again scolded the west for failing to heed Moscow's demands for security guarantees Democrats are working to force a vote codify abortion rights for women but experts believe that vote will likely be blocked and the court's ruling will stand Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota says that if the Democrats are unable to successfully pass this legislation the voters will respond That's just Alito is literally not just taking us back to the 1950s He's taking us back to the 1850s Lawmakers in several states are already beginning to put in place their legislations restricting abortions in Arkansas governor asa Hutchinson signed a bill last year that prohibits abortion in all cases except to save the life of the mother The fact is that each state has differing views on the where we should have on abortion restrictions in Arkansas It's a policy of Arkansas that we protect the life of the unborn Governor Hutchinson and senator Klobuchar spoke on ABC's this week which can be heard Sundays on Bloomberg Police in Madison Wisconsin are investigating a fire at the office of an anti abortion rights organization as arson the fire took place at the office of Wisconsin family action a message was spray painted on the wall outside if abortions aren't safe then you won't be either Live.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"The Supreme Court leak of that draft document on roe versus wade I talked with the executive director of the central California right to life organization John Girardi As the card the actual opinion itself and the likelihood that this or something like it will be the Supreme Court's final opinion it's a great advancement Acknowledges that there is no constitutional right to abortion which is correct which is what the court should have held in 1973 when they issued roe V wade That roe was wrongly decided and that its successor case Planned Parenthood versus Casey from 1992 was also wrongly decided This draft opinion which I've never seen before to see a whole draft opinion leaked in its entirety to the press is kind of astonishing and it's a real problem internally for the Supreme Court But certainly I think the important thing is the indication from this leak that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn roe V wade That's the real history making kind of news from this week Now as a lawyer yourself do you think that because of the leak and justice Roberts chief justice Roberts has said an investigation of the way to determine who and how it was leaked does it affect or how does it affect the credibility of the court Well it doesn't help I think whoever leaked it was likely trying to influence the outcome in some way or to influence the political process in some way in light of what's going to be the outcome which is not good I mean whoever leaked it and there's a lot of speculation While it could have been a justice of the Supreme Court I think that's pretty unlikely It could have been one of the clerks the clerks are the superstar young lawyers who helped the individual justices with their legal research and writing And they do have access to drafts of opinion If a clerk leaked this I mean that's a huge betrayal of trust The Supreme Court's often hearing cases that impact $1 billion industries And the ability to keep their viewpoints confidential while they're in the draft stage is something really really serious and important So I mean it's a problem And I think it's a real problem if a clerk was leaking this in an attempt to manipulate what the final outcome is whether that's to try to provoke Congress into trying to pass legislation to codify roe V wade which senator Sanders and senator Klobuchar of both indicated they would support doing Or whether that's to try to convince one of the more moderate leaning justices to change his or her vote Either way it's a horrible abuse of the trust that people who work at the Supreme Court should be safeguarding John if in fact the final decision does result in the striking down of roe versus wade from 1973 what do you foresee the state's doing across the country I think the pro life states will possibly just allow their old pre 1973 abortion statutes to come back into effect a lot of them A lot of them have these laws that were on the book on the books in 1973 and rose sort of prevented them from being enforced and probably a lot of them will just come back to life again and most states have laws banning abortion except in certain circumstances to save the mother's life So I could see as you can see dozens of states either passing new laws or reinstating their coming back into letting their old laws come back into effect However I could see pro choice states doing what California's doing California is aggressively going the other direction and basically wanting to become a magnet for people in states where abortion will be illegal to have California become a destination for them to come to just to have an abortion So have the state pay for their travel have the same pay for their lodging have the state provide out of state persons with medical coverage They can have abortions here They've already passed a law to eliminate all co pays and deductibles for abortion So it's no cost out of pocket for anyone in California once an abortion Governor Newsom had already said he wants California to be a sanctuary state for abortion So it's going to prompt pro life states to finally take the legislative action against abortion that they have that they should have been taking this whole time And it's going to prompt I think blue states to do ever more extreme radical measures when it comes to public funding and supported abortion That's John Girardi the executive director of the central California right to life organization I'm clever to go news Californians have worked really hard.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Keep our republic Oh sorry That's not hang on There we go I have it Nobody helped me These buttons work I just pushed the wrong ones I like your shirt Thank you It came just in time How did the world get so stupid T-shirt Oh my God Jody I just Okay I don't even know where to start We have got to pack this court It's an illegitimate president got three illegitimate picks And this is what this is what's happened Has anyone had a chat with I don't know rich ladies this morning like Susan Sarandon and Jill Stein Well if they live in Missouri Well if they live in Missouri if they get an abortion they will also be arrested under Missouri law even if they leave the state See that's what the Missouri law says Right You can't have it in the state but you can't leave the state either to get one Now you can't leave Yeah yeah Which violates the Tenth Amendment for all of you Tenth Amendment people Right And right So they're saying what Like half the state Yeah Oh thank you Right but now 26 states have triggered a trigger laws for laws on the books that if it's overturned it's not necessarily true A lot of their old law goes back into play Yeah And as everybody says they're coming for everything They're coming for birth control They're coming for same sex marriage they're coming for interracial marriage Because they were all sorry on your Travis is there going to be an unmarried ceremony that I also will come to and dance by myself at the pool I don't know I don't have a voice Oh you don't have a microphone Never mind Why did I ask you a question But the thing is is they were all decided under the same constitutional right And so if this overturns that then those laws that have been established law I texted him also be overturned I texted a friend last and I thank God I'm such a loser No one wants to get married me anyway Yeah me neither No that's true You have options I do not know how options Mommy has no options Okay Every option I've had has been disastrous So I'm just taking it Can you pick for him and you pick for her Let's do that Oh God no How could it be any worse than our own kids How could we make it much worse Oh my God Antifa let's see Just throw darts Antifa's final clerk tweets it looks like the Supreme Court is about to rape American women Leak draft striking down row roll up your sleeves get out the blue boat and after November stack the damn court Yep We need to expand it Different rules right We let Gorsuch is in a stolen seat that belonged to president Obama right And Barrett shouldn't be there either If the FBI had done its job he is not suitable and we have again now how much evidence that he committed perjury during his Okay And Amy Coney barret how many people had already voted Million people say was close to an election We'd already been voting We were voting Oh my God Okay I'm just I'm sorry I'm spitting nails But give me another Amy Klobuchar last night Senator Klobuchar If this is issued over 20 states there's a trigger where abortion will automatically be banned So it's no longer going to be a decision between a woman and her doctor basically I guess Ted Cruz has made this decision for people The second thing that we're going to see happen is that you're going to have individual states considering laws banning it and meanwhile in Washington it's on us now to try to codify roe V wade into law Let's blow up the filibuster for this if nothing Thank you Thank you Thank you I got to say though Jody Joe Manchin thing and whatever book that was Doesn't that tell you everything you need to know John thune asked him if he would join Republicans And he said I would John If you were in charge it's only our democracy hangs by the threat of that he doesn't personally like Mitch McConnell But so that means yes I'm really a Republican I absolutely would I would go So don't tell me we have the Senate We don't We need to go out and get the Senate Yep In November I mean right Duty to Warren said every reasonable woman needs to vote Democrat in the midterms Oh and by the way men this might have something to do with you too Just saying Oh by the way Oh yeah someone pointed out where is that one Shauna said tip for guys who think rose demise won't affect them Child support payments usually started a quarter of your annual annual income Yep Ryan said it's a brave clerk taking this unprecedented step of leaking a draft opinion to warn the country what's coming in a last ditch Hail Mary attempt to see if the public response might cause the court to reconsider That's what I said I don't know I mean this opinion is so extreme Have you read any parts of it You did It is so extreme It is I have always said of all the disgraces on that court Alito was the biggest disgrace I agree This is so extreme and mocking and just oh my God And if I don't keep Ruth Bader Ginsburg's name Exactly Exactly One last one Alex says if Democrats had a true majority roe V wade could be made the law of the land voting for Republicans and staying home has consequences This is a massive consequence If you voted for Republicans or stayed home this is a 100% on you Yep which how many times do we say it Jody We were Walter the dog You and I were co Walter the dogs 2016.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"You know, you need this. You've got to have it. The nudge act, I like to call it the new Jack. This is a new bill introduced by senator Klobuchar. That might actually be another one of those headwinds blowing against Facebook. The social media nudge act, which is sponsored by senator Klobuchar and Cynthia Loomis of Wyoming. Is kind of interesting. I might say kooky. It would direct the national science foundation and the national Academy of Sciences engineering and medicine. To study, quote, content neutral ways to slow down the spread of misinformation. The FTC would get the recommendations, codify them, mandate that Facebook and Twitter and other social media platforms put them into practice. Is it even conceivable that the NSF and the national Academy of Sciences engineering and medicine they Sam could come up with best practices to add friction to content sharing online that would make any sense at all? This makes me very mad. Let me tell you why. Yes. Good. Because in 2014, so this is 8 years ago. Now, 2013, sorry. I know where you're going. I know exactly where you're going with this. In 2013, I had more than one meeting at State Department with some folks, some higher level folks and lower level folks. And I said, hey, there's this Twitter thing, and there's misinformation bots. And here's what it bought is. And here's what a botnet is. And here's how some of this stuff works. And this is probably going to be sometime soon. Channel for misinformation. And that's something you ought to be paying attention to. And nobody cared. I think I'm a pretty effective communicator. And I failed repeatedly to get anybody at all excited about the coming onslaught of misinformation. And also ways for us to use to think through how on Twitter and Facebook botnets might pop up and how they would work. So I don't know. I think it's like 2022 and I feel like everybody's super freaking late to the party on this one. And it makes me really upset. I thought you were going to talk about the other thing that makes you really a set, which is the abandonment of the U.S. office of technology assessment. Well, there's that. Listen, we don't have a list. It's a long list of things. The piss Amy off. There is, I think senator Klobuchar is great. I think she's her heart is in the right place. But I also think what the hell has everybody been doing. Yeah, so I know I was not the only one shopping the surround the hill. We don't have an OSTP office of or we don't have a, oh my God, so many acronyms. We don't have the office of tech assessment. The OSTP finally has a new person in charge, but we just kick the can down the road too many times. So I don't know. Does the office producer hope? And technology policy kind of take the place of the old office of the now. OST was supposed to advise Congress. It was supposed to be like the GAO, a nonpartisan technology group of technology experts that would help Congress understand these difficult issues. Right. So I'm actually a fellow at the GAO on foresight, but the GAO's mandate is about auditing. It's not about it's not really about foresight. But it's not partisan, right? It's supposed to be a trusting and trusted authority that is. To grind in other words. Correct. Yes, no, but everybody else has an extra credit with them because their auditors. Nobody wants. So they are doing work and they're trying to become a central hub for foresight, but like nobody wants GAO coming knocking on the door and saying, hey, let's talk about your long-term plans. Nobody wants to deal with auditing. The officer technology assessment was the group that was responsible for doing research without politics involved on thorny areas over long periods of time and when they were around, they produced a lot of terrific research. We are in this situation in we are highly polarized, did you see this the times late last night published maybe Paris saw this. They think they know one of the originators of QAnon? Oh. They know the two originators of QAnon, which I believe has. Is it the father of one of them is no? One of them is one of them is running for one of them is Ron watt. Ron Watkins. We always thought it was him. Yeah. Yeah. Who has been in charge of kind of the platform behind it, but the other one is, I'm forgetting his name, but he was an original commoner and poster on the original forum. Watkins, according according to the documentary kind of took over the QAnon. Account when it moved off 4chan to 8chan. Watkins platform. I guess this other guy is the forerunner who and this is based on linguistic analysis. Interesting. But again, my point is, one of them is running for Congress. How do we it's inexcusable that we have gotten ourselves to this place? I think. I don't care what your political beliefs are, just the fact that politics is that the problem that I have is just that politics is so good. Ron Watkins is running for Congress. Oh my God. In Arizona. No, but this is the point. We are in a situation that was avoidable. I keep hoping you have a reason for not running for Congress in South Africa. I came that would put a makes it hard. It's a long distance relationship because no never work. I keep thinking that we're all going to come to our senses. The first mistake, Leah. A senses are long gone. And the people will just go, what? Oh, no, that was nuts. Pizzagate? What? No, no, no, no. We're not going to elect Ron Watkins. But Klobuchar, I think part of this legislation is in response. I don't think it's just about the platforms. It's about it's this sort of bigger picture thing. And again, how did we get to this point? I think we got to this point because we just didn't there wasn't a plan and we didn't have a process in place and I'm not saying we need to plan everything. But it would be good at least to run and develop some scenarios and then backwards from those. I think it's a big mistake to blame the platforms, honestly. I've come to round to this, they're just a place where people express themselves. The problem lies. In the people, not the platforms. I mean, this is the gun maker defense, correct. You have platforms that are incentivized to I guess you're right. Have people on them as much as possible, Facebook for a long time was built specifically to have its algorithm kind of feed you things that got more emoji reactions beyond just the like. And it ended up being that some of the emoji reactions that were weighted even higher ended up being things like the angry reaction. So of course, that ends up meaning in practice that people in their feeds are increasingly seeing content that makes them extremely emotional and negative way. And then generates comments calling that out and frankly, so do the news that as engagement. So the 24 hour news networks do exactly the same thing. Your local news at 11 does exactly. They know what drives engagement. They always do. It's a problem bigger than social networks. But I mean, the thing that I guess to circle back to original point of the thing that makes me angry about this nudge act or possible plan is that I don't think it's likely that a government agency reviewing these social networks to come up with a list of best practices for how to slow the sharing of content is ever going to result in any actionable change for these platforms. I mean, one, it seems unlikely that this bill would pass whatsoever given the amount of money in tech lobbying and the amount that companies like Facebook have to gain from something like this not being codified. But two, we just, we have been stunned over the last couple of years watching all of these congressional hearings relating to tech at just how little the people in power happened to seem to understand about how technology actually works, you know? I mean, this is how we get quotes like Mark Zuckerberg will you commit to ending finsta, which is what happened in a recent congressional hearing. I mean, it doesn't seem likely that this is going to produce something actionable and helpful. It almost feels like witchcraft like they're saying, well, we need to conduct a study. And they're going to come up with a magic silver bullet and then we're going to force these platforms to adhere to it. It's almost a way of saying we don't know what to do..
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Popular with consumers and my constituents So I am going to support this bill in mark up here today in this committee But I expect the bill sponsors will continue to work to address some of these open questions that I and many others have expressed about the bill Tom what do you make of that There's clearly bipartisan support for big tech reigning in big tech in some way But will there be actual agreement on how to do that Yeah I think there's a lot there's a long distance from getting out of committee where we've gotten so far too actually seeing this put into something more substantial and make its way through the Senate There is bipartisan support I know there is debate about how much the support is or is it in favor And I do think that you do see people who are advocating on behalf of the tech companies trying to send the message that this will hurt consumers it's hard to see exactly where the consumer gets hurt when if you're one of the advocates of this legislation the argument is that you're giving more choice You're doing away with or you're undermining the subtle ways in which a Google for example puts forth its products or gives them a little bit more prominence or the ways that Amazon might encourage subtly or overtly it's user or sorry it's the businesses on its marketplace from having to use its products and also there's questions about the extent to which Amazon uses the data that it collects on these businesses to advantage its own products It knows what sells It knows what flies off the virtual shelves And it's hard for us to it's hard for Amazon to make an argument that it doesn't use those that information to its advantage And Google is very much in the driver's seat when it comes to how the page is laid out And what you see and ditto for Apple when you come when these apps come preloaded they get they get preference They show up and they're right there for you And I think the intent behind this is to level the playing field a little bit more And if you're a lawmaker knocking big tech gives you some political points and that's kind of crucial for some in an election year Adam as somebody who worked at Alphabet slash Google for many years you know you said earlier you think consumers are going to be hurt by this but on the other hand it seems almost obvious What Tom says there Of course Google preferences its own products And isn't that a conflict of interest Well frankly in Tom referred to this I think what you saw the hearing today was frankly a pretty good debate over what's at stake and there's two competing visions You saw senator Klobuchar voice of concern that as Tom said big tech services has allegedly crowded out services like Yelp and Spotify made it harder for those services to reach customers But then you did have people like senator Feinstein as you exerted in even center per DIA who had a really interesting moment in the hearing where he said look consumers like that they can go to Amazon or Google search for a local restaurant or product and within a few clicks it's theirs They appreciate the convenience of integrated services So if you saw those two opposing viewpoints going at it in a frankly a pretty substantive way during this hearing today And the sponsors of the bill are clearly trying to help some companies other senators argued that millions of Americans.
Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants to Break up Big Tech
"Not a fake news story is a bill being pushed by senator Klobuchar of Minnesota and grassley of Iowa that would lead to the breakup of big tech. Now I'm very ambivalent about big tech. I want an American national security representative in every board meeting. I want to know what they're doing and what they're making. I'm not sure we need to break them up. You are a national security specialist. What do you think about this bill? Well, look, I wrote about this in The Wall Street Journal about ten days ago. And I understand people are based are very angry at big tech companies. And they've got good reason to with censorship and privacy issues, the fact that the president Trump was taken off some of the social media platforms and yet terrorists and autocrats are left on. That's terrible. We need to deal with it. But we're on the verge of this Klobuchar bell of giving the Chinese Communist Party a huge gap. I mean, they can't believe it. They're watching us. This is an own goal as big or bigger than the WTO
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Know, it's time to actually get some bills passed. Well, yeah, when do you think we will get some bills passed on technology regulation? In the U.S. Senate, we have gotten through the publisher grassley bill for more resources for the agencies. Secondly, a venue bill that was brought bipartisan support that's Lee Klobuchar that allows the state AGs to keep their suits in their own states so that they don't get delayed by the tech companies sending them all over the country. There's an App Store bill that is very important for competition on app stores. And so all these things are happening at once. So this is the first breakthroughs that we have had when I've been doing this for. I think about ten years. This is our big year and a lot of it has to do with the fact that people started lifting the hood and looking at the effect on real people. And that's part of what the whistleblower did. That this isn't just big company versus big company. These are real people and it's our democracy at stake here. Senator Klobuchar, thank you so much for joining us today and thanks to everybody who tuned in on Twitter. It was a lot of fun Ryan. Thank you. And that's it for today's tech news briefing. You can always find more tech stories on our website, WSJ dot com. And if you like our show, please rate and review it. You can do that wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Zoe Thomas for The Wall Street Journal. Thanks for listening. 20 years ago, energy giant enron was considered one of the most innovative companies in the world. But in late summer 2001, the company's top executive resigned out of the blue. That set my colleague Rebecca Smith and me on a reporting journey with an end we never imagined. I'm John McHale from The Wall Street Journal. On our new podcast, bad bets, we unravel big business dramas that had a big impact on our world. Listen, wherever you get your podcasts..
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"Brand of politics has really flourished in recent years. And that's why we see. So many of these amendments popping up and and democrats haven't taken major action on immigration at all and they have the majority so you know there's a there's a lot to exploit their so one other dynamic. I noticed that i thought was interesting. In sort of tests debating skills of each side. Is you know. Sometimes you'd have this Republican senator put forward amendments. That they thought was a very clever. And they'd have this aha moment and the democrats would come right back with Something on a related subject that would Essentially say off. You're calling us hypocrites on issue x. Well try voting on this We're gonna suppose your your hypocrisy on that issue. The one example that i thought it was pretty fascinating was with senator grassley and senator wyden had a a sort of tit for tat. Hypocrisy volley hear me. You'll be shark. What the democrats want to do in their budget grassley got up there and said well. Democrats don't really care about taxing the wealthy because they want to include this State and local tax relief in their budget if my democrat colleagues are genuine in their concern about the wealthy paying too little taxes. Their budget is not the way to do it. And he puts forward this amendment trying to get rid of that vote to support by amendment to impose restrictions on repealing and modifying the salt cap that would result in tax cuts for the wealthy. He does have a point. Salt relief does benefit wealthier taxpayers. Senator from oregon president and colleagues are tax. Bill will be progressive. And then widen came back with an amendment and said you guys really talking about the progressive tax code. Okay if you really believe that. Here's an amendment endorsing progressivity in the in the tax code and of course all the republicans voted against that. Those another similar volley. On defunding the police between senator tub villa local leaders across the country have decided the woke thing to do is cancel their cities police force when senator klobuchar before i came to the senate i saw firsthand the vital role that enforcement officers playing keeping our citizens. Say what's going on in those moments and how How much are they sort of telegraphed in advance or is this just like good smart work on the senate floor in in real time. So they're all pretty good at thinking on their feet and also many of the senators say the same thing over and over so so some of these sound bites are pretty baked into their brains and yeah a lot. It's an unscripted battle in in many cases so obviously if you have to side-by-side amendments you have one that's proposed and you kind of have a counter amendment. You probably thought that through you may be came up with your counter amendment on taxes. Because you the senator kind of anticipated that republicans were going to go down this line of attack. But you know we talked to. Ron wyden all the time. He's the chairman of the finance committee and He is incredibly quick on his toes. An incredibly quick to accused republicans of being hypocrites so on on all kinds of things so that the most recent has been what's going on with the debt limit and he likes to remind everybody that democrats voted with republicans to remedy the debt limit when it was their congress and they were in control and they're in control the white house and that republicans should now vote with with democrats on that. So so yeah. I mean they've got these. You're a hypocrite lines.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Geek News Central
"If their platforms help spread misinformation during health crisis. Again here we have a situation. Where now they're going to legislate in say you have to determine what his factor fiction. Mr facebook twitter. Youtube every place where there's content in grated. You are going to be responsible. For determining what is fact and what is fiction any. You don't follow what the government tells you. You're going to be held liable very very very scary. If passed the hell smell. Mrs probation back. To twenty twenty one ukraine exception to section to see social media platforms like facebook and twitter treated as the publisher or speaker of health instrument. Help miss information when their platforms a lock rhythmically. Amplify misleading health content with falls under deppish of health related misinformation would be decided by the united states government and the secretary of health and human services not that those positions are politicized at all. The exemption would only apply during a public health crisis. Which again the united states government and the h. m. s. would have to declare in establishing rationale for the change the bills sites a joint report from the center of countering digital hate anti vacs. Watch while there's a. There's a group like that that found that as much as seventy three percent of vaccine misinformation on facebook can be linked to a group of twelve individuals known as the information does. It's amazing that twelve people. Twelve people can forty percent of the country not to get a vaccine. Twelve people Amazing far too long online platforms have not done enough to protect the health of americans caesar the summer these are some of the biggest riches companies in the world and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation. Senator klobuchar said in a statement. The krona virus pandemic has showed us. How lethal miss information can be and it is our responsibility to take action. It depends on what side of the fence. You're on some people. Think the taking the vaccine is deadly something taking a vaccine as a good decision. Some people don't trust the vaccine that yet because they're spreading miss information or opinions. They're now going to be held liable. The ability. follows recent statements by the president. He said platforms like facebook. Were killing people. Know he did reverse that a few days later by not doing more to stop the vaccine now threatening the country with mask again and threatening saying that people that are not vaccinated. You're going to die. That's the message that is being put out on the interwebs today. So we have the government going to create liability for companies that don't stifle information that the government detained determined to be bad information. What happens if you're a scientist and you have a viable opinion on something who's had to vaccine related. Whatever your scientists you have a viable explanation information study on something. The governor says that's wrong that's misinformation. You can't put that online Makes you go Doesn't a little bit all right. What you all say. What do you think you think. The government has the should do this or not. I want to hear from you. He news at gmail.com news at gmail.com us. A place to send your commentary. Meanwhile google is expanding android autos beta testing program. Now almost anyone with the android phone can take part. This has been a long-running beta but joining it's almost impossible. Before today. those who tried to take part off and got an air messages on. The program was maxed out thankfully a longer..
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on Geek News Central
"Employed your sports sporting a small team of independent content creators. Making meeting allowed to pay the electric bill. The air con the rent the insurance everything that goes along with maintaining keeping this operation up and running is by sharing those promo code. It's really really really really really important that you do that. And we wanna thank you very much for your ongoing support of the sponsor in chair my coz with your family friends and people that you know all right. It's been a busy week very very busy week. Ah shoko has been in for a few days from hawaii so Been just you know doing some things here locally Actually played a little ingress for the first time in a long time. Yes the game is still alive. Couldn't believe it But other than that. It's just been a tip atypical. Workweek busy here So that's kind of the status. What's going on Got a probably a busy weekend. Ahead i would. I would imagine Catch up on things but you know what it. It's all good. Thank you for being here. Thank you part of the of the central family. So something just happened. What happened behind. I just something really weird happen. I hope my my max out about ready to crash. I guess everything's still online but the icons. Wow what what was that anyway. Yes max are not perfect either. They do weird things. So long as the Chrome stays running will be okay. He so this first article up and if you're watching online mixture check in macsharry. Say hello you know. Hit that like button on facebook on youtube. Make sure say hello. We want to hear from you as very very important to do that and But anyways senate bill has been created it would create an exception to section two three delimit health misinformation. It's called the health. Miss information act would make tech companies liable miss information during a health crisis. He we know a week ago. That surgeon general. Dr vivid murphy declared health misinformation and urgent threat to the us public. So senators amy klobuchar minnesota and ben ray luhan of new mexico have introducing legislation that would modify section to thirty of the nineteen ninety-six communication decency. Act strip liable protections from technology companies if their platforms help spread misinformation during health crisis. Again here we have a situation. Where now they're going to legislate in say you have to determine what his factor fiction. Mr facebook twitter. Youtube every place where there's content in grated. You are going to be responsible for determining what is backed and what is fiction any. You don't follow what the government tells you. You're going to be held liable very very very scary. If passed the hell smell. Mrs probation back. To twenty twenty one ukraine exception to section to see social media platforms like facebook and twitter treated as the publisher or speaker of health instrument. Help miss information when their platforms a lock rhythmically. Amplify misleading health content with falls under deppish of health related misinformation would be decided by the united states government and the secretary of health and human services not that those positions are politicized at all. The exemption would only apply during a public health crisis. Which again the united states government and the h. m. s. would have to declare in establishing rationale for the change the bills sites joint report from the center of countering digital hate anti vacs. Watch while there's a. There's a group like that that found that as much as seventy three percent vaccine misinformation on facebook can be linked to a group of twelve individuals known as the disc information does. It's amazing that twelve people. Twelve people can forty percent of the country not to get a vaccine. Twelve people Amazing far too long online platforms have not done enough to protect the health of americans caesar the summer these are some of the biggest riches companies in the world and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation. Senator klobuchar said in a statement. The krona vires pandemic has showed us how lethal miss information can be and it is our responsibility to take action. It depends on what side of the fence. You're on some people. Think the taking the vaccine is deadly something taking a vaccine as a good decision. Some people don't trust the vaccine that yet because they're spreading miss information or opinions. They're now going to be held liable. The ability. follows recent statements by the president. He said platforms like facebook. Were killing people. Know he did reverse that a few days later by not doing more to stop the vaccine now threatening the country with mask again and threatening saying that people that are not vaccinated. You're going to die. That's the message that is being put out on the interwebs today. So we have the government going to create liability.
A Conversation About Section 230 and the Future of the Internet
"Week. Senior reporter addie robertson. Who have heard on the broadcast many times before held an event about section two thirty. That's the law that says platforms aren't liable for their users publish. It is a critical lot. The internet also just turned twenty five years old last month. So addy held an event with a keynote by senator. Amy klobuchar democrat from minnesota is one of the sponsors of the tech act. That's an act that would reform section to thirty as well as a panel featuring michael chia. Who's the general counsel video sedan. Harry is a researcher writer. And a strategist human attack and amana keeping general counsel at wicca media which runs wikipedia. Talking about where section two thirty is where might go in the future. So we're going to run some highlights of that event for today addie and russell are gonna join talk about how it went and what they heard what they thought and as it happens here right now. Russell has done good. Love it addie. Congratulations on your event. It was a good one. Hey thank you so. Tell me how you think. The event went. And then i'm going to hand over the episode to you and we can listen to some highlights and talk it through. But how do you think of went. I thought it went well. One of the things i like about. Section two thirty is that. It's just a really weird conversation that people kept asking okay. What sides her can there are like fifty different sides and we had a really pretty interesting spread of perspectives and senator klobuchar speech was really good scene. Setter and i'm overall pretty happy. Yeah you know. What i thought was really interesting. Just as i watched the whole event senator klobuchar has some very strong perspectives. About what can be done in those perspectives. We're definitely not shared by the entire panel. In fact the safe tech act is it's it's always interesting to me to hear. Senators talked about their own legislation. 'cause they always make it seem so common sense but it's actually quite controversial. Some of the changes that she was proposing. Oh yeah absolutely well and also like you know. She addition to talk to thirty. She takes a pretty hard line on antitrust. I was actually surprised by how sort of enthusiastic she was about it. And i sort of imagine. The video guy is sitting there easter like. She's talking about breaking up google. He's like yeah. Okay a lot of the sort of civil society tech people which this is part of what we wanted to introduce the conversation like. They don't have a problem with antitrust. They are mostly hoping that section two thirty doesn't get changed in a way that makes it impossible to have wikipedia exist and then bringing up things like misinformation also just throws its own kind wrench into things because that's actually not largely problem that addressed with section two thirty and so you end up slipping weird stuff like first amendment reforming there. Yeah this was. I think is the panel went on the combination of we think facebook too big but if we changed to thirty to punish facebook we might end up punishing ourselves and then senator klobuchar talking about an inch. Just dead ahead. And even to some extent bringing up the idea of breakup as a potential remedy. All of that is a swirl and we've been talking on swirl for for some time and it was just really interesting to hear the spread of perspectives during this event. So at russell. I'm excited for this. Why don't you start and take us through this event and what we heard. Yeah absolutely. I think the one thing i want to start with this sort of like the chronological beginning. But like you know. I always like it when these things make a little news. And i think i was very interested to hear santa club. Stars line on antitrust. She sort of coming to the fore of like the democrats antitrust policy. She wrote a book called antitrust and is the chairman of the subcommittee on competition policy antitrust and consumer rights which is basically the senate home for antitrust policy so she's really sort of at the forefront of it and i thought it was interesting she a lot of time she gets gloucestershire's like this moderate voice but she was pretty harsh on facebook. Here we have. We have this clip at the root of this problem lies the ability of a few companies to act as gatekeepers and as we see when they dominate markets exclude rivals buy out their competitors. We've got a problem. In the emailed words of mark zuckerberg. These businesses are nascent but the networks established. The brands already meaningful. And if big go to a large scale could be very disruptive to us they could be very disruptive to us. I always about the tech industry was about disruption it's about disrupting the status quo and bringing in new good ideas that basically blow up the marketplace in a positive way we can't have monopoly stopping disruption so in a way the work i am doing is simply a reply to that email so the interesting thing so this was this was something that we had on the site like dual casey and nikolai byline. When the antitrust hearing happened he's talking about instagram and path so instagram they bought path proved not to be disruptive to facebook. I think it's fair to say but this is not a public statement. He meant to make. And i do think i don't know i mean do do we do. We hear this. And think like amy kluber. Shar is on team break-up facebook it feels like it will qualify that by saying at the very least it's team don't let facebook acquire anybody else. Yeah but team break-up facebook. I don't know it definitely seems like it's on the table ray. Which is very interesting so there have been on the left. A lot of really aggressive sort of pushes for stronger antitrust like we need some new like we need to empower the justice department. We need some new legislation that will enable us to kind of go after these businesses more heavily. And it's fairly recent that closure is trying to to kind of lead that i mean she just. She's only now coming to the to the lead on this committee. And i think because she ran in the democratic primary sort of as a moderate voice. She's been glossed as like. Well she's not in the end gonna like usher in this new era of trust busting but then elsewhere in the keynote. She's talking about well. You know it worked pretty well when we did this against. At and i mean. I don't know. I'm still kind of undecided. It's always hard to know how committed people are going. It's going to be a really politically difficult road to walk. If they move on. you know.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Data. The idea that a solely exclusively we can come to that conclusion is nonsensical. What we did is we told these people that they don't have a say and they have no power. We heard them economically, and then we tortured them. We told them that they are insignificant while elected officials and elitist laughed. While they stood on their soapboxes in their ivory towers, concluding how woke they are and how good they are and how decent they are. We watched restaurant owners in Los Angeles unable to open even their patios, while in the same parking lot. Movie sets were able to, you know, movies were able to open up their huge craft services right there catering department to feed the crew and the staff and everybody else in the actors. They could do it. But the restaurant couldn't You don't think the shutdowns had an economic effect. The ignorance is us astounding. Speaking of astounding ignorance, Let's go back to Senator Klobuchar. With this next month is going to be about you, sir John Carlson. He doesn't believe there are the boats there to convict President Trump Right now. We saw President Trump after the first trial going to show those pictures right here. When the votes weren't there to convict, he waved the acquitted headlines said this was vindication for him. You concerned that could happen again. My colleagues have not yet committed about what they're going to do and then use. We just got out of the New York Times yesterday that the president was actually actively trying. Going to take out his own attorney general and put in an unknown bureaucrat conspiring with him. I think we're going to get more and more evidence over the next few weeks as if it's not enough that he sent an angry mob down the mall to invade the capital didn't try to stop it on, but police officer was killed. Don't really know what else you need to know the facts where we need to know that you now want to add things that aren't part of an original charge. That's why dereliction of duty could have done you much better. But you're so blinded by hate Amy Klobuchar. You can't even think. Luckily, I'm not near you, so nobody's gonna throw a stapler at me. He didn't send an angry mob. We already saw the reporting from the Washington Post that showed that people were already planning these things, which means Trump could not have planned them. By the way. I posted that on my Facebook page facebook dot com slash Tony Katz radio. They put a false information thing on it. That's never happened to me before. It literally quoted The Washington Post and they put false information. Okay? Interesting to know. There aren't 67 votes at this moment. I very much doubt they're going to come. I doubt you're going to see 67 votes 55 56. I could see that. 67 I don't think so. I'm Tony Katz. You don't have to miss any part of Tony Cats today. Solve that problem by subscribing to the podcast at rumble dot com rumbles a video sharing service like the tube guys, but they aren't playing around with the monetizing of the platform in content..
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Did you appear signaling they're gonna be making a process argument that it's not constitutional to try a former president that it won't be legitimate. If Chief Justice Roberts is not preside your response. It is constitutional. We have precedent from way back when a secretary of war was tried after he had left office, and obviously there is a remedy that would help in the future, which would ban Former President Trump from running again, Okay. Want to give you a little bit of history here? Senator Klobuchar was referring to Secretary of War, the time William Belk map. He was accused of taking bribes. He resigned. He was later impeached by the House of Representatives after he resigns. That was in May of 18 76. Then the Senate held an impeachment trial after he had resigned, and he was acquitted by the Senate on August 1st of 18 76. So Senator Klobuchar is saying with the secretary of war in 18 76. He'd resign and after he resigns and leaves office, they have a trial in the Senate on impeachment. Therefore, we have precedent well, and the Democrats so badly want this toe happen and want him to be convicted. They're going to have to count on 17 Republicans to cross the aisle to do this, and it's I believe this morning. If I'm not mistaken, the reports we're getting out of Washington see increasingly unlikely that it's going to happen, right? I mean, McConnell seems You know, like he's okay with it. I mean, he hasn't said how he's going to vote. But he's okay with going ahead with the trial, which, by the way starts February 9th right on by. That's what that's what they've said. Now on the On the flip side of the club, A char argument is one that's coming from Senator Rand. Paul. And we're going to rule that out for you in about 15 minutes or so. The debate that's going to be had in the United States Senate over the course of the next month is whether or not this is constitutional to try. Ah, president who has left office And Rand Paul and other than the Republican Party are saying No, it is not constitutional, and he has evidence to back his point up that we're going to roll out for you and in 15 well, and a good indicator is all of the behind the scenes talk, saying that the chief justice of the Supreme Court Does not want to preside over this. This is not something he wants to get involved in. Right. So here you have club which are saying one thing we've got. President will hear what Rand Paul has to say on the other side. Okay, let's get you caught up in your top national stories from ABC.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Its cause. Thank you. It is no my honor to introduce to you, the senator who has worked with me and so many others to make this ceremony possible. My friend and the chair of the inaugural committee, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt. Now we hear from and Senator Klobuchar, said Roy Blunt Republican from Missouri. Yet another of those traditions that we once took for granted, but which now seems remarkable to senators from different political parties. Sharing the lectern to have remarks and here is snow up here this morning. Of all the things we'd considered. I don't think Snow was on my agenda until I walked out the door a moment ago. But thank you, sir. Club HR. And thanks to the other members of the Joint Congressional Committee on the inauguration as we Officially began. The 59th inaugural ceremony also want to thank the joint committee staff and our partners, particularly our security partners for the day, the way they have dealt with unprecedented circumstances. When I chaired the inauguration four years ago, I shared President Reagan's 1981 description of this event as commonplace and miraculous commonplace because we've done it every four years since 17 89. Miraculous because we've done it every four years since 17 89 Americans have celebrated this moment during war during depression and now during pandemic. Once again all three branches of our government come together as the Constitution and visions Once again we renew our commitment to our determined democracy, forging a more perfect union. That theme for this inauguration are determined democracy. Forging a more perfect union was announced by the joint committee before the election, with the belief that the United States can on Lee fulfill its promise. And set an example for others. If we're always working to be better than we have been the Constitution established that determined democracy with its first three words. Declaring the people as the source of the government. The articles of confederation hadn't done that The Magna Carta hadn't done that on Lee. The Constitution says the government exists because the people are the source of the reason it exists. They immediately followed those first three words with the words to form a more perfect union. The founders did not say to form a perfect union. They did not claim that in our new country, nothing would need to be improved. Fortunately, they understood that always working to be better. Would be the hallmark of a great democracy. The freedoms we have today, the nation we have today. Is not here just because it happened. And they aren't complete a great democracy, working through the successes and beggars of our history, striving to be better than it had been, and we are more than we have been, and we are less than we hoped to be the assault on our capital at this very place just two weeks ago. Reminds us that a government designed to balance and check itself is both fragile. And resilient. During the last year. The pandemic, challenged our free and open society and call for extraordinary determination and sacrifice and still challenges us today. Meeting that challenge head on have been and our health care workers. Scientists, first responders essential front line workers. And so many others we depend on in so many ways. Today we come to this moment people all over the world as we're here are watching and will watch what we do here. Our government comes together.
"senator klobuchar" Discussed on KOMO
"Senator any club Bashar welcoming this inaugural ceremony and introducing Senator Roy Blunt, the chairman of the committee that planned it. It is smaller, more sparsely attended, and it was always going to be muted because of the pandemic and now also because of the security after the riot that happened in this place two weeks ago. Senator, But I should have known with Senator Klobuchar got involved. At least there'd be a touch of snow up here this morning. Of all the things we considered. I don't think Snow was on my agenda until I walked out the door. A moment ago. But thank you, sir. Club HR and thanks to the other members of the Joint Congressional Committee on the inauguration as we officially began the 59th inaugural ceremony. Also want to thank the joint committee staff and our partners, particularly our security partners for the day the way they have dealt with unprecedented circumstances. When I chaired the inauguration four years ago, I shared President Reagan's 1981 description of this event as commonplace and miraculous. Commonplace because we've done it every four years since 17 89. Miraculous because we've done it every four years since 17 89. Americans have celebrated this moment during war during depression. And now during pandemic. Once again all three branches of our government come together as the Constitution and visions. Once again we renew our commitment to our determined democracy, forging a more perfect union. That theme for this inauguration are determined democracy, forging a more perfect union was announced by the Joint committee before the election. With the belief that the United States can on Lee fulfill its promise and set an example for others. If we're always working to be better than we have been Constitution established that determined democracy with its first three words. Declaring the people as the source of the government. The articles of confederation hadn't done that. The Magna Carta hadn't done that on Lee. The Constitution says the government exists because the people are the source of the reason. It exists. They immediately followed those first three words with the words to form a more perfect union. The founders did not say to form a perfect union. They did not claim that in our new country, nothing would need to be improved. Fortunately, they understood that always working to be better would be the hallmark. Have a great democracy. Freedoms we have today. The nation we have today. Is not here just because it happened. On. They aren't complete a great democracy, working through the successes and beggars of our history, striving to be better than it had been. And we are more than we have been, and we are less than we hoped to be the assault on our capital at this very place just two weeks ago. Reminds us that a government designed to balance and check itself is both fragile. And resilient. During the last year. The pandemic, challenged our free and open society and called for extraordinary determination and sacrifice and still challenges us today. Meeting that challenge head on have been and are healthcare workers. Scientists, first responders essential front line workers. And so many others we depend on in so many ways. Today. We come to this moment. People all over the world as we're here are watching and.
Amy Coney Barrett's alarming non-answers
"Ab Coney Barrett is still undergoing her Senate confirmation and she refuses to answer any questions which is definitely problematic when she gets asked questions that should be considered lay ups for instance, when it comes to electoral issues or the possibility of Donald Trump. You know really flexing his muscle and attempting to turn this country into full a full-blown dictatorship she seems to be open to some of the maneuvers that he has floated. So for instance, when it comes to the possibility of Donald trump delaying an election, something that trump again has considered in the past coney gave a concerning answer. President trump made claims of voter fraud and suggested he wanted to delay the upcoming election does the constitution gives the president of the United States cs thority to unilaterally delay general election under any circumstances does federal law Well senator if that question ever came before me, I would need to hear arguments from the litigants and read briefs and consult with my law clerks and talk to my colleagues and go through the opinion writing process. So you know if if I give off the cuff answers than I would be basically illegal pundit. And I don't think we went judges to be legal pundits I. Think we went judges to approach cases thoughtfully and with an open mind. Yeah except I mean people like Amy Coney Barrett consider themselves constitutionalists who take the constitution and interpreted verbatim literally So let's take a look at what article two section one of the United States constitution says about the possibility of delaying a presidential election. The Congress the Congress not the executive branch the Congress may determine the time of. Choosing, the electors and the day on which they shall give their votes, which day shall be the same throughout the United States. So long story, Short Congress gets to make that decision not the incumbent president. John. It's clear and the only thing clearer than that is that she will answer questions very forthrightly and very quickly and perfectly happily about things that don't reveal that she is nothing but a right wing ideologue because being put into the Supreme Court to take away your healthcare and take away your right to practice reproductive freedoms and if necessary give the election of Donald trump that's. That's they're for. Those are the things that she sort of cloak and there's a side of not accepting the science on climate change of course as well. But mostly, it's that she doesn't want to reveal that all the things that the left and even the center fear she'll do on the Supreme Court. She totally being chosen for that. The right doesn't need to ask detailed questions because they already know that that's why she was chosen on the election related stuff trump wouldn't have. Nominated her if he asked her, hey, if I bring a case to you asking you to shut down the mail in ballots you. GonNa. Are you GonNa do that and she'd say we'll know that would be unethical. I'm certainly not GonNa shut that down. Yeah. He's still would've nominated her totally he has no interest of his own heart. All of that is is so clear I don't know maybe that's why in your intro you said this is so boring but yeah, kind of because. She is it's the same it's the same you know. Situation with Supreme Court nominee evading the questions you know answering. Specific questions regarding constitutionality by just discussing what she would do procedurally. Yeah. Yeah. We know we know how the Supreme Court Works, okay we're asking you for you to weigh in on what the constitution says about the president unilaterally delaying the election. This is not difficult but of course, going to the question as she does in the next video, we show you when it comes to Donald Trump and his. The possibility of refusing a peaceful transition of power. Should a president commit themselves? Like our founding fathers I think had a clear intention. Like the grace of George Washington showed. To the peaceful transfer of power, is that something that president should be able to do? One of the beauties of America from the beginning of the Republicans that we have had peaceful transfers of power and that disappointed voters have accepted the new leaders that come into office. And that's not true in every country and I think it is part of the genius of our Constitution and the good faith and goodwill of the American people that we haven't had the situations that have arisen in. So many other countries where there have been those issues have the president. Oh good. Congratulations. President Hinting that he will not have a peaceful transition of power is unprecedented congratulations. You realise that now, why don't you answer the question? What was that? Like. I don't need a history lesson I don't need a comparative analysis between the United States and some other country I need to know what your thoughts are on an incumbent president losing the general election and refusing a peaceful transition of power. What are your thoughts on that? I can get I mean the whole thing it just feels so pointless at this point apparently, it can't be stopped. We knew we knew before the first hearing why she'd been chosen and more importantly we knew everything we need to know about ethics the fact that she was willing to be a party to this process three and a half weeks before the election after so many people have already voted the. Fact that she was willing to stand for a spot on the Scotus under that told us what we need to know about our ethics. She will do whatever she needs to do to get that position. She's obviously made promises and she's ready to make good on them and you know just going back to the constitution which she claims to value What does the constitution say about the transition of power? Well? The terms of the president and the Vice President shall end at noon on the twentieth day of January and the terms of their successors shall then begin. That is what the US. Constitution says the Twentieth Amendment when it comes to title three section one chapter one of the US code here's what it says about a peaceful transition of power the electors of president and vice president shelby appointed in each state on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in every fourth year succeeding. Every election of a president and vice president. So it's a very wordy way of saying, Hey, Joe the person who loses needs to do this, and the person who wins needs to do that and Let's go ahead and follow through on what our so-called democracy Requires us to do when someone lose those loses an election, but she evades that question and she evades it by either talking about procedural things. She did in the previous video, we showed you or giving us a history lesson. Mentioning, unprecedented. This is in her own cute little way. It's just it's pathetic. One more video for you. This was the exchange that she had with Amy Klobuchar on. Voter intimidation. Judge Baron under federal law, is that illegal to intimidate voters at the polls? Senator Klobuchar I can't characterize the Fox in a hypothetical situation. I can't apply the law to a hypothetical set of facts. A can only decide cases as they come to me litigated by parties on a full record after fully engaging precedent talking to colleagues writing an opinion. And so I can't answer questions like. I'll make it easier eighteen USC, five, nine, four outlaws, anyone who intimidates threatens courses or attempts to intimidate threaten our curse. Any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote. This is a law that has been on the books for decades. Following that Senator Club Hr's threw a stapler. I'm just kidding. No. But. She did a great job with that line of questioning she provided evidence for why it's considered illegal and all conybeare it had to do. There was say voter intimidation at the polls is. That's it. That's it. That's all she had to say but she wouldn't say
What American voters want from the 2020 candidates
"We've been taking a deeper look at where the candidates stand and on key issues important to voters today we look at immigration. President trump ran on the promise of building a US Mexico border wall and during his presidency. He has worked work to make it harder for many migrants to apply for silom among other things. Some of the other top Democratic candidates are promising to reverse his actions joining joining us to talk about what Democrats are pledging to do a Sima Meta political writer for the La Times. She's an Iowa ahead of the caucuses. Welcome thanks for having me. I WANNA start with the news this week. The Supreme Court allowed a trump administration plan to go forward that could deny green cards to immigrants who need public assistance offence. What's been the reaction from twenty twenty candidates and we've heard a couple of candidates? Speak out about this already. I was at an event with the Mayor Buddha's yesterday Just outside of two moines and he was asked by voters about the specific case and he started quoting scripture. You know saying that you know the strangers was to be welcomed at this is sort of a core tenant of his faith And he really spoke about how this was sort of. Unconscionable we've also heard Elizabeth Warren. She tweeted about this. And we're probably I mean if you look at what the candidates have said about immigration and about about the trump administration's policy. This is an area where you're going to see a lot of agreement. I mean there's not a lot of daylight in other immigration policy their differences here and there but in terms of sort of cutting down access access. you know for people who are in the country illegally who are seeking a documentation. This is an area where you're going to see broad agreement among the Democratic candidates. Let's talk about some of those other there Big Questions on immigration. What our candidates saying about president trump's push to build a wall along the US border They're already some structures that are up. WHAT WOULD DEMOCRATS CRAT STU I most of them are completely against the wall? Some of them have the if you look at some of them have in some of the members who have been in the Senate for for example in the passive occasionally voted for uh-huh border funding Some earlier this year. I'm sorry late last year. When there was discussion about Daca young people were brought into this country illegally? When they're very young Some of them said that there they were amenable to some compromise. Like if you grant these young people citizenship might do a little bit of border funding But largely I mean they're pretty much in lockstep up in opposing the president's policies. They talk about several of them. Senator Klobuchar they talk about you. On the first hundred days using any type of executive action they could to undo Many of the president's policies the areas where you see some distinction is whether you know crossing the border illegally whether it should remain a crime or whether that'd be a civil we'll offense for example send closer she would keep it a crime other people like Bernie Sanders would decriminalize that decriminalizing illegal border crossings. That's something the thing that former vice president Joe Biden does not support here. He is at debate this summer. We're in a circumstance where if in fact you say you can just crossed the border. What do you say to all those people around the world who in fact want the same thing to come United States and make their case meant they don't that they have? I have to wait. Line the fact of the matter is you should be able to. If you cross the border illegally you should be able to be sent back. It's a crime this is an interesting topic in that It's been shown that Americans do want some sort of reform They perhaps wants some. I'm sort of a change at the border crossings. But exactly what they want. is still a question whether these candidates really address what the public wants. Well I think The former vice vice president is really an interesting spot because he's faced a lot of criticism from activists in throughout this campaign because during he was part of the Obama administration deportations rose was to record levels. During the Obama Administration. Someone's activists called President Obama the reporter and chief so he's as the live scrutiny on on the campaign trail. I mean I think you're exactly right. I mean if there's anything that people in both parties agree on it's that the immigration system is incredibly broken on the way it currently exists. They obviously differ very much in how they would fix exit. I WanNa talk to you about its immigration and customs enforcement which of course is responsible for deportations Bernie Sanders has called for the breaking up of Ice Elizabeth. Warren has called for the remaking of ice. How big of an issue is this? What our candidates saying well? This is an area where you actually can see some differences among the candidates in the field. I was at Bernie Sanders. There's rally on Saturday in the Ames and he was with Alexandria causing Cortez and she when she brought this up as a huge point in this was very very popular with the crowd that wants to. Do you have children in cages at the border once you have babies being from their mother's arms at the border that there is no reforming ice that needs to be abolished Other candidates take a more measured approach for example former South then mayor He sort of leans on his Mackenzie background here and that he wants to study it figure out what to do with ice. But he doesn't. He's not calling for abolishing it warrants and other ones so this is an area whether it's a little bit of daylight between the candidates another Issue that many Democrats are bringing up is increasing aid to Central American countries WHERE MIGRANTS OF COURSE COMING FROM HERE Senator Warren in September debate? Why do we have a crisis at the border in no small part because we have withdrawn help from the people in Central America who are suffering? We need to restore that help. We need to help establish a reestablish the rule of law so that people people don't feel like they have to flee for their lives. A number of candidates are also promising to protect so called dreamers of those are people who are brought to the country illegally illegally as children here Senator Bernie Sanders at a San Diego rally in December we will restore the legal status to the one point date million young people and their parents eligible for the Baka program. What if some of the other candidates Democratic candidates said set about DACA? Buddha judge coach are some of those others and this is an area where there's broad agreement that something has to be done for these these young people maybe all talk about this being one of their the top priorities tip. You know if they're elected to do this as soon as they get into office to take steps to protect these people Some of them also talk about expanding for example sanders who you just played. He would expand it to their your parents Kluber Sherwood raise the age for for which people were eligible which would also increase the number of people who could apply. Yeah you know when we talk about about This issue of immigration were often talking about coastal areas but former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete. Buddha judge has spoken about what immigration can do for rural rule areas. Let's listen heart of my plan for revitalizing. The economies of Rural America includes community renewal visas that would allow cities towns and counties. That are hurting not only jobs for population to embrace immigration as we have in my city you know the only reason that south bend is growing right now after years. Years of shrinking is immigration That's an interesting take have have other candidates talked about this about spurring. The economies and other parts of the country intrigue through immigration former Vice President Biden. He's proposed allowing local governments to petition for new immigration visas to support economic growth. If there aren't enough local workers to jobs. I'm just sort of a new proposal. We're hearing this cycle. I don't think we've heard before and it's interesting. I mean being in Iowa I was obviously an incredibly homogenous state. It's a very. It's more than ninety percent white but there's certain pockets of you know when you get outside of the The Metro areas there these rural areas where young people are leaving and they need workers and you see some areas that have you know. have an increase in Latino workers. I think it started out long ago with the slaughterhouses etc.. But it's certainly expanded since then. I'm so I think it's an interesting area where people are talking about. You know where they're just simply aren't enough American workers I to fill the needs of a community. You're in Iowa as you as you just mentioned Has that been a topic of conversation about those immigrant populations in Iowa how they make up Iowa and maybe some of the candidates are trying to reach them. I mean immigration has come up on the campaign trail but it hasn't come up as much as some other issues is just because I think because there is such broad agreement among the Democratic candidates among the field About these proposals about what. The right thing is to deal with. People who are in the country illegally On the Republican side which have covered here in Pascal's it hasn't been much more of a flashpoint terms of what should happen to them. We talked about this a little bit but presidents on on both parties have failed to tackle comprehensive immigration reform for years. I mean this has been an issue if a Democrat is elected. What do you think the chances are that? They'll actually have success. I think it would depend on the makeup of the Senate. I mean there are some policy areas. Where if you look at the polling? There's pretty broad agreement among among Americans about what should happen in terms of you know for people who have been in this country for decades who have not committed crimes who have worked who paid into the system There's question about you should do they. They become citizens or to become legal residents but there is sort of agreement that you know we're not kicking out eleven million people. The question is once we we saw this Under George W Bush how the President Obama once it gets caught up in Congress and the Senate. It's it it just keeps stalling. Even when there does seem to be a chance of reaching agreement