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"senator menendez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:33 min | 3 months ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"More on what's going on in New York and around the world Michael. Thank you very much, Nathan. Democratic senator bob Menendez of New Jersey, who avoided conviction on corruption charges 5 years ago, is reportedly the subject of a new federal investigation. An adviser for the senator Michael Solomon says senator Menendez is aware of an investigation however he does not know the scope of the investigation. The word on what sort of alleged wrongdoing was involved. Russia carried out military exercises simulating a retaliatory nuclear strike, as president Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin than any use of a nuclear weapon would be an incredibly serious mistake. Echoing Biden's warning of grave consequences Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke in an interview with Bloomberg. We haven't seen reason to change our own nuclear posture. But it's something that we're tracking very carefully. And we've also communicated directly and very clearly to the Russians to president Putin about the consequences that would flow from any use of a nuclear device. The Pentagon says the U.S. had been notified that Russia would conduct the exercise in compliance with arms control obligations. This is all alive. That's the response from U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker to his second accusation from a former girlfriend who says walker paid for her to get an abortion. Walker appearing in the campaign stop in Dillard, Georgia, dismissed the matter, as nothing more than a stunt, brought on by his political

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:25 min | 3 months ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Morning. The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a complicated one. For more than 7 decades, the two countries have maintained a close relationship largely centered on oil. But after the Saudis urged OPEC plus to slash global oil production, The White House and the kingdom are fighting over oil in public. President Biden is warning there will be consequences for Saudi Arabia and Pierre White House correspondent has been digging into this story and joins us now high. Hi there Lila. So I walk us back. I remember you were on that trip, President Biden took to Saudi Arabia this summer, controversial trip because of the human rights record under Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, but the visit happened, there was that fist bump. So walk us through how we got here. Well, after that trip, Saudi accelerated its production of oil. And in fact, it was producing a near record amount which helped bring down those high gas prices. We all remember seeing earlier this year. And I talked with a senior Biden administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to candidly describe private conversations at the time. So the Saudis were telling U.S. officials that the kingdom was prepared to keep production high through the end of the year. But when global oil prices started plunging, the Saudis got nervous about market volatility. And the official told me that led to a two and a half hour phone conversation between U.S. officials and the Saudi oil minister and the Saudi finance minister. They just had a fundamental disagreement over the state of the world economy and the role that oil prices play. They argue that an oil cut would increase inflationary pressures. But still, last week, OPEC plus announced it would cut production by 2 million barrels a day. And this is a group that includes Russia, which wants higher oil prices because it's fighting a very expensive war in Ukraine. Okay, but the Biden White House has accused Saudi Arabia of helping Russia with this move. Is that really what's actually happening here? Well, the Saudi foreign ministry issued a statement saying OPEC plus decisions are made through consensus and based purely on economic considerations. The Saudis are also claiming that the U.S. suggested the cuts be delayed by a month, which is when OPEC next meets, but it is also after the midterm elections. And look, Leila, this all comes at a time when many Americans are anxious already about rising prices, gas prices going up as a result of this news, just as people are beginning to vote, could have consequences. And Republicans have been eager to campaign on inflation. I asked bob mcnally about all of this. He's been watching the oil markets for years, initially in the Bush administration. And now as the president of rapidan energy group, he told me a country like Saudi Arabia is hyper focused on avoiding low oil prices. That is all they care about. Had we not even had the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Had we not even had the tiff with President Biden? I still believe they would have cut production because of that free follow oil presses. But the optics of it were terrible because it does coincide with the proximity of the U.S. elections with inflation concerns and with the war Russia's war in Ukraine with Russia playing a high profile role. Okay, so has The White House been receptive to the Saudi argument that this decision was about the bottom line. No, they said there was no economic reason to do this. They say they told the Saudis you could easily wait till the next meeting to see how the situation develops. The White House also says no matter how the Saudis try to spin this ultimately it will increase revenues for Russian president Vladimir Putin and blunt the effectiveness of sanctions. Here is National Security Council spokesman John Kirby yesterday. Bottom line is we don't want to see any nation helping Russia prosecute this war. Whether that's moral support, military support or economic support. And the decision that OPEC plus came out with this week was certainly economic support and I would argue it also fell into the category of moral and military support because it allows him to continue to fund his war making machine and it certainly gave him mister Putin a sense of comfort here. And Lila, this really is an unusually public disagreement we're seeing between the Saudis and the Americans. Yeah, I mean, The White House even said that as a result of this decision, it's reevaluating its relationship with Riyadh. What does that actually mean? Well, President Biden is going to be talking to members of Congress, senator Menendez, who chairs the Senate foreign relations committee wants to freeze arms sales to Saudi, and bob mcnally, the energy expert I mentioned earlier says it's going to be important to see what the Saudis do if the world needs more oil this winter to offset the big loss of Russian supply. That could be a key turning point. NPR's asmahan and thank you. My pleasure. It's been 6 days since an explosion damaged the bridge linking Russia to the Crimean Peninsula. And since then, it still hasn't been publicly determined just how it was pulled off. Russia's security service arrested 8 people who it alleges planted a truck bomb. The Ukrainian government has not claimed responsibility. Look for clues about who did it based on how it happened. Ukrainian television and social media abound with theories about what happened to the Crimean bridge. It couldn't have been a rocket says you created a military expert. Because the Ukrainian military doesn't have the kind of long-range rockets it would have required. Before ballistics experts can figure out how a bridge collapsed, they need to know what kind of bridge it is, the Crimean bridge has some quite large arch structures, but the majority of the bridge is a much simpler beam bridge design. That's Andrew Barr, he researches blast and impact dynamics in the university of Sheffield. He says it's like one of those highway overpasses that we've all seen with big vertical columns holding up the road above. That's the kind of section where the blast and the Crimea bridge happened. Three big chunks of the bridge still barely held together, slipped to the bottom of the sea. But if it was one truck bomb, like Russian authorities say, why are there three damaged sections? The answer says Barr has to do with the sound you hear when you drive over a long bridge. That regular clunk noise as you drive is the side of your tire is passing over one of these joints. Instead of a bridge like this being one long road, it's a bunch of short roads that just butt together. So if one section falls off the cement column, it can pull others down with it. Now, Ukrainian authorities have said that Russia may have orchestrated the blast itself. Here's Andrew Barr, the sparks in the air immediately after the explosion suggests the addition of some kind of reactive material, such as thermite, which human rights groups have accused Russia of using in Syria and Ukraine. No matter who's responsible, Barr says the attack took a lot of expert planning to break a bridge with rare explosives. After all, bridges are engineered to withstand a lot. The pressures involved are so high that none of our standard building materials are strong enough to withstand them. So there's no realistic way of completely avoiding damage. For now, Russia has vowed to step up security

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

06:58 min | 3 months ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WCPT 820

"According to world renowned surgeon and bestselling author doctor Steven gundry, the answer is yes, they are called red super foods. At least four left people are angry for agenda to fit in. Otherwise, fragment renders them useless. Yeah. And if you're pragmatic, Tulsi govert has nothing to do with anything. Yeah. Yeah. Can I just say, I don't know if we mentioned this yet today, so the January 6th hearing is tomorrow. And you just capitol police said they're investigating a letter with a suspicious substance and concerning language sent near the office of representative Benny Thompson, who is, of course, the chair of the J 6 committee, the development comes just two days before the House committee, excuse me, but actually so it's tomorrow. The hearing. But you know, we had talked to Malcolm nans today, and I don't know if you've read his book, Carlos, but this is exactly what he's been talking about. I mean, I know we don't know who sent it yet, but I don't know. You know, it seems pretty somebody that doesn't want the J 6 hearings to go forward. I'm guessing, right? Yeah, it kind of feels Putin esque, you know? People are falling out of windows, people are dying, all of a sudden, mysteriously. Yeah. You know, people link to the Florida Florida case, I guess, and the investigation in Florida where the DoJ, I had read something about somebody dying mysteriously. But yeah, it feels like the Soviet Union style of thwarting any type of truth is starting to happen here. Yeah. Also, we were saying it's kind of obvious that Russia that Putin and Saudi Arabia would like Republicans and Trump specifically to win again. And so, you know, this OPEC. So Biden is reevaluating the relationship with Saudi Arabia after it teamed up with Russia to cut oil production in a move that bolstered Putin's government and could raise American gasoline prices just before the midterms. Leading Democrats are proposed curbing American security cooperation with Saudi Arabia, including arms sales stripping OPEC members of their legal immunity so they can be sued for violations of antitrust laws. I'm for any and all of that. Bob senator Menendez said there's simply no room to play both sides of this conflict. You support the rest of the free world and trying to stop a war criminal from violently wiping an entire country off the map or you support him. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia chose the latter in a terrible decision driven by economic self interest. Dick Durbin, senator Durbin said, let's be very candid about this. It's Putin and Saudi Arabia against the United States. It always has been, yeah. We would have gone the way of Jimmy Carter, and then elected Al Gore. And then after 9 11, taking telling Saudi Arabia to take a hike that we were going to work on our own safe nuclear and renewable resources. But yeah, obviously and obviously Republicans are boarding against corporate price gouging at the gas pump as well. So it's all in combination. It all fits together. We've just, you know, when I think what we keep saying is we've just never confronted many on the right that are supporting enemies of America consistently. Whether it's Tucker Carlson or Tulsi Gabbard or whoever is supporting Putin openly, right? Yeah. Well, I got to say I still don't like the Biden fist bump either. I just don't think that was strong enough. It wasn't a strong enough message. Here's my point in terms of just somebody with Rachel maddow has a new podcast out. But it just and people talking about this whole scenario that's happening right now in the United States. I just feel like, I don't know what they were saying. The DoJ is not supposed to be the only place for accountability, basically. Yeah. So whether you're talking about the insurrection or the documents or whatever, I just don't know if this country this constitution was designed to have half a country, I'm sorry, but traders, right? Against, you know, America, the west against America, if it's not in their political parties interest, I just don't know what I'm saying. I get that we're all impatient about the DoJ, but the DoJ is not supposed to be the only check and balance in this country, right? Yeah, in a nutshell, you're saying Trump should have been impeached at least two times. Like, congressman. I mean, Rachel maddow was basically saying it. Like, everyone has to do better. The media has a better journalism. They're supposed to be a bunch of checks on corrupt behavior like this. Right. It should never have come down to some sort of January 6th committee. It should never have come down to we got to go to your house in Mar-a-Lago to get these documents down. It should never have come to that if you have three separate but equal branches of government who are doing what they are supposed to do, which is check on unfettered power and corruption. They should have been impeached at least twice. Probably the third time if Bill Barr doesn't edit down what Mueller wrote, if they answered subpoenas and actually were investigated. Right. And he was prosecuted for the ten counts of obstruction that time, but you know, this Matthew McConaughey just wrote an op-ed. Detailed his experience helping to push bipartisan gun legislation in the wake of the ivaldi school shooting with the actor revealing the process made him lose some reverence for the way government operates. He said his time in D.C. meeting with lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, let him to believe the extremists in both parties need to be removed for any reasonable debates to happen. Well, I'm sorry, but that's bull. Right? It is one party. Again, the stopping any reasonable gun legislation from getting done. This is the problem is people that keep putting out this both sides do a thing in both sides of the problem. You know? Yeah, because it's not like I hear the most liberal progressive people saying, take away all firearms. I mean, if that were the case, then Matthew McConaughey might have something to say, but I don't think they're asking for that. They're probably asking for a ban on assault weapons. I don't know what evidence he puts forth that it's also the fault of the left that we can't get responsible. Gun legislation. I don't know how he lays that out, but it doesn't sound right to me. It's, you know, we're all missing somebody tweeted today about missing Eric boehler, but I don't know if you've seen New York Times pitch bot on Twitter, but it's hilarious because it's always a both sides do it headline, but you know, they said, you know, whether it's Joe Biden leaving a loving message for his son or Donald Trump talking about grabbing women by the both sides have a problem with audio recordings. I mean, yeah, right? Because that's what happens is they have to find a false equivalency. Yeah, it makes it for more interesting journalism, but yeah, yeah, and particularly on the gun issue. Yeah, I think that I can't imagine that the liberals are saying that we have to melt all guns in a pile with bibles. No, it's always a straw man. It's always something that no Democrats are actually saying. Bob in North Carolina, you're on with Carlos real quick. Hello bob. Good morning, guys, real quick. Two things. I think the lion is the perfect animal to represent Trump because of Donald Trump is a talking. He's a lion. And

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"senator menendez" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:56 min | 5 months ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"They know that this would be detrimental to Israel Israel is very concerned about this And they know that Iran is trying to enrich uranium to the point that they are just shy of being able to have that nuclear warhead So why would you embolden someone who is your adversary Why would you embolden someone who is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism Why would you have sanctions on them So that they have billions of dollars to spend on that terrorist activity by funding the proxies who carry out their work And why would you have the Russians of all people negotiating with the Iranians to achieve this deal And I have been encouraged that Israel is very forced right and pushing back on all of this they are encouraging this administration not to move forward with Iran and I've also been encouraged that senator Menendez had said if there is any kind of deal that is reached it will have to come to the Senate foreign affairs committee for hearings and then it would have to go to a vote in the Senate and quite frankly I don't think that you would see the votes there but mark the point is it is a standing to think that looking at the product of the new access of evil Russia Iran China and North Korea The administration would take an action that would embolden the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism

Marsha Blackburn: Biden Knows Iran Nuclear Deal Would Hurt Israel

Mark Levin

01:56 min | 5 months ago

Marsha Blackburn: Biden Knows Iran Nuclear Deal Would Hurt Israel

"They know that this would be detrimental to Israel Israel is very concerned about this And they know that Iran is trying to enrich uranium to the point that they are just shy of being able to have that nuclear warhead So why would you embolden someone who is your adversary Why would you embolden someone who is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism Why would you have sanctions on them So that they have billions of dollars to spend on that terrorist activity by funding the proxies who carry out their work And why would you have the Russians of all people negotiating with the Iranians to achieve this deal And I have been encouraged that Israel is very forced right and pushing back on all of this they are encouraging this administration not to move forward with Iran and I've also been encouraged that senator Menendez had said if there is any kind of deal that is reached it will have to come to the Senate foreign affairs committee for hearings and then it would have to go to a vote in the Senate and quite frankly I don't think that you would see the votes there but mark the point is it is a standing to think that looking at the product of the new access of evil Russia Iran China and North Korea The administration would take an action that would embolden the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WTOP

"Every ten minutes on the 8s only on 103.5 FM news Three 20 Here at WT we continue this morning to follow the situation in Ukraine There's word that a phone call between President Biden and Ukraine's leader this week was difficult but both The White House and Ukraine are pushing back on that this morning Alex ward national security reporter for Politico at anchor of national security daily joined TLP Well the main issue is that Ukraine at the moment keeps saying or at least Ukrainian government keeps saying that oh nothing is imminent There's going to be no real invasion Kind of go on and live about your day whereas the U.S. and public officials have been clear about this They say look an invasion is imminent There could be one coming as early as mid February Or I guess that's be the latest point So there's just a mismatch in tone and the conversation as far as I'm aware between Biden and zelensky was about that mismatch a bit You know as zelensky saying something along the lines of hey America they stop saying that everything is imminent here while you had Biden say look things are happening There are things coming around the pike here that are could be troubling So there's just a real difference of opinion as to the severity of the situation Right it seems kind of odd because I mean just recently we're hearing about even more troops perhaps amassing on the border with Ukraine seems odd that zelensky might suggest that everything's well maybe not that everything's okay but it's not a dire situation I think looking from their perspective no government wants to get their own people to panic If you're the president of Ukraine the last thing you want to do is say hey there's a 120,000 troops in our border They're going to come in bombs are going to start going off Tanks are coming People are going to die That's just not what any leader wants to do And if your zelensky shoes you start seeing the USA hey you know Americans time to get out Some other country saying time to get out of American officials saying an invasion is imminent despite the diplomatic efforts That's a bad situation to be in And so it makes sense for zelensky to try to project even if the situation looks dire We're hearing that there's some legislation that's being crafted in Congress to bolster President Biden as he looks at his options in this situation Yes senator Menendez proposed a massive sanctions bill that Republicans mostly rejected because what they really wanted to see is sanctions imposed on Russia before an invasion So a group of 8 senators Menendez rish and others are working on a compromise legislation that would get the veto proof support in the Senate and possibly pass the House And this would among many things authorize a massive sanctions package on Russia perhaps a lend lease program for Ukraine some cyber insecurity aid a bunch of different items here And this is big for Biden because of course the president has a lot of authority to do what he wants in this situation But if Congress is able to pass legislation and turn it into law then it shows Putin.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WTOP

"Morning Here at WT we continued this morning to follow the situation in Ukraine There's word that a phone call between President Biden and Ukraine's leader this week was difficult but both The White House and Ukraine are pushing back on that this morning Alex ward national security reporter for Politico at anchor of national security daily joined TOP Well the main issue is that Ukraine at the moment keeps saying or at least Ukrainian government keeps saying that oh nothing is imminent There's going to be no real invasion kind of go on and live about your day whereas the U.S. and in public officials have been clear about this And they say look an invasion is imminent There could be one coming as early as mid February Or I guess that's the latest point So there's just a mismatch in tone and the conversation as far as I'm aware between Biden and zelensky was about that mismatch a bit You know zelensky saying something along the lines of hey America stop saying that everything is imminent here while you had Biden say look things are happening There are things coming around the pike here that are could be troubling So there's just a real difference of opinion as to the severity of the situation Right it seems kind of odd because I mean just recently we're hearing about even more troops perhaps amassing on the border with Ukraine seems odd that zelensky might suggest that everything's well maybe not that everything's okay but it's not a dire situation I think looking from their perspective no government wants to get their own people to panic I mean if you're the president of Ukraine the last thing you want to do is say hey there's a 120,000 troops in our border They're going to come in bombs are going to start going off Tanks are coming People are going to die That's just not what any leader wants to do And if you're zelensky shoes you start seeing the USA hey you know Americans time to get out Some other country saying time to get out of American officials saying an invasion is imminent despite the diplomatic efforts That's a bad situation to be in And so it makes sense for zelensky to try to project even if the situation looks dire We're hearing that there's some legislation that's being crafted in Congress to bolster President Biden as he looks at his options in this situation Yes senator Menendez proposed a massive sanctions bill that Republicans mostly rejected because what they really wanted to see is sanctions imposed on Russia before an invasion So a group of 8 senators Menendez rich and others are working on a compromise legislation that would get veto proof support in the Senate and possibly pass the House And this would among many things authorize a massive sanctions package on Russia perhaps a lend lease program for Ukraine some cyber and security aid a bunch of different items here And this is big for Biden because of course the president has a lot of authority to do what he wants in this situation But if Congress is able to pass legislation and turn it into law then it shows Putin hey.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WTOP

"It's 1110 We continue tonight to follow that situation in Ukraine There's word that a phone call between President Biden and Ukraine's president was difficult CNN reporting tonight that in the words of one senior Ukrainian official the call did not go well but both The White House and a Ukraine spokesperson are pushing back on that In fact the spokesperson for the Ukrainian president calls them completely false He also says in a troubled time please be careful to only use verified data Alex ward national security reporter for Politico and anchor of the national security daily join W TOP to talk about the latest surrounding the situation in Ukraine Well the main issue is that Ukraine at the moment keeps saying or at least Ukrainian government keeps saying that oh nothing is imminent There's going to be no real invasion Kind of go on and live about your day whereas the U.S. and public officials have been clear about this And they say look an invasion is imminent There could be one coming as early as mid February Or I guess that's being the latest point So there's just a mismatch and tone and the conversation as far as I'm aware between Biden and zelensky was about that mismatch a bit You know as zelensky saying something along the lines of hey America stop saying that everything is imminent here while you had Biden say look things are happening There are things coming around the pike here that are could be troubling So there's just a real difference of opinion as to the severity of the situation Right it seems kind of odd because I mean just recently we're hearing about even more troops perhaps amassing on the border with Ukraine seems odd that zelensky might suggest that everything's well maybe not that everything's okay but it's not a dire situation I think looking from their perspective no government wants to get their own people to panic I mean if you're the president of Ukraine the last thing you want to do is say hey there's a 120,000 troops in our border They're going to come in bombs are going to start going off Tanks are coming People are going to die That's just not what any leader wants to do And if you're zelensky shoes you start seeing the USA hey you know Americans time to get out Some other country saying time to get out of American officials saying an invasion is imminent despite the diplomatic efforts That's a bad situation to be in And so it makes sense for zelensky to try to project even if the situation looks dire And we're hearing that there's some legislation that's being crafted in Congress to bolster President Biden as he looks at his options in this situation Yes senator Menendez proposed a massive sanctions bill that Republicans mostly rejected because what they really want to see is sanctions imposed on Russia before an invasion So a group of 8 senators Menendez rish and others are working on a compromise legislation that would get veto proof support in the Senate and possibly pass the House And this would among many things authorize a massive sanctions package on Russia perhaps a lend lease program for Ukraine some cyber and security aid a bunch of different items here And this is big for Biden because of course the president has a lot of authority to do what he wants in this situation But if Congress is able to pass legislation and turn it into law then it shows Putin hey it's not only the president who's opposing me but the entirety of the legislature or at least Congress So that does strengthen Biden's hand and the standoff That's Alex ward national security reporter for Politico and anchor of national security daily It's 1114 sports up next Chronic pain.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Well it's been a week If not more of intense diplomacy aimed at easing tensions between Moscow and Washington over a Russian military build up on the border with Ukraine But there's no meeting of mines yet on how to resolve this worrying crisis The U.S. took an unusual step this week of accusing Russia of plotting to stage provocations false flag as they call it to create a pretext to invade Ukraine The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly worn Russia They're well in their words be a steep price to pay If it does invade Ukraine And now some Democrat U.S. senators are introducing legislation to make that happen It's called the defending Ukraine sovereignty act of 2022 And we're joined from New Jersey by senator Robert Menendez He's the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee who's spearheading this initiative Welcome senator Mendes Thank you very much for making time to speak with us It's good to be with you Are you taking these steps because you think that an invasion is more likely than not Well we are taking these steps as a comprehensive response to Putin's threatened aggression against Ukraine And it is hopefully an effort to deter Putin from invading Ukraine And it does it in a way that would only invoke what I call the mother of all sanctions Bill against Putin other individuals sectors of the Russian economy it's sovereign debt potentially delinking it from the swift financial transaction systems If Putin invades And we think that such a comprehensive response being very clear with congressional support in addition to what the administration has said and for which they've also endorsed this legislation shows a unity of purpose and a clear message to Putin there will be enormous consequences if you invade Ukraine That's quite a description The mother of all sanctions as you know there's been a certain sense in which sanctions simply don't have impact Russia has been under sanctions for years so his Iran they don't seem to have the determined factor But ending Russia's relationship through the swift financial payment system would be crippling as you say you would be able to do that Yes because what in essence we would do as when I fashioned sanctions against Iran it was this particular provision that ultimately brought Iran to the negotiating table with the United States and our European allies And what would happen is that individuals in the Swiss system would be sanctioned in that in the past has shown that they would disconnect So it is an enormously consequential sanction which of course we only seek to do if Russia invades Ukraine But it also has broad sanctions sectoral sanctions in the banking and energy sectors on Russia's sovereign debt As well as individuals in the political and military leadership of Russia So these are beyond the sanctions that have been used in the past that some would suggest Putin has rebuffed These would really be incredibly hard hitting sanctions not only to Putin himself but to the Russian economy in a way that he would seriously have to calculate the consequences for such an invasion And this would not just punish Russia but would also support Ukraine militarily Yes it would It accelerates the assistance to bolster Ukraine's defenses It directs the State Department in the Department of Defense to do so including authorizing $500 million in supplemental security assistance to Ukraine And the technical as well as the delivery of defense of equipment that would be critical to Ukraine as it would meet the challenge of an invasion by Russia Are you confident you have bipartisan support for this I do You know when we left the Senate this week I had several of my Republican colleagues who expressed an interest that they clearly want to do something We have come together before I have sponsored legislation before On Ukraine that passed into law in a bipartisan effort And I believe that after the debate that we had on Nord stream there is a growing desire to have a definitive response to Putin that he would understand the enormous calculus of the consequences he would face And I would suspect as we go back this coming week to the Senate that we will get the bipartisan common ground to do so And briefly do you know President Biden has tried to engage in dialog with president Putin to find a way to avoid this kind of escalation with Moscow and yet his talk of a new Cold War How do you see it Well I think that what we have seen President Biden do with our allies is to be fully willing to engage in diplomacy To test if Putin is willing to deescalate or is he only looking for pretexts as the false flag declaration that was made not only by our government but by the British government today shows that he is in the midst of trying to create a provocation so that he can claim that it was their senator Menendez Thank you so much WNYC is supported by Lincoln Center theaters intimate apparel a new opera from Ricky Ian Gordon and lynna performed with just two pianos 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"senator menendez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"As we move through this year we will in all likelihood we don't know the future but if things develop as expected will be normalizing policy meaning we're going to end our asset purchases in March meaning we'll be raising rates over the course of the year at some point perhaps later this year we will start to allow the balance sheet to run off And that's just the road to normalizing policy That's what we're going to be doing And of course we're committed But we also believe we do believe And I think widely it is believed that these supply blockages will be alleviated too so that there will be more supply as well More labor force But people will be coming back into the labor force We'll see more recovery although it's been slow from participation And we'll see these global supply blockages coming down We will see some more cars although that's going to take some time And that will help as well getting supply and demand back back at the same level Senator Menendez from New Jersey is recognized Thank you miss chairman Democrat senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey beginning his questioning of chairman Powell with the S&P 500 now down 22 points Dow Jones Industrial Average down 232 in the NASDAQ is down 55 points This is Bloomberg radio At the Federal Reserve Latinos are the country's largest minority They make up nearly 20% of the entire U.S. population It's outrageous that they have no representation in fed leadership There's never been a single member of the board of governors or regional bank president that has lived the experience of being a Latino in the United States And that means that the voices of one 5th of the country's citizens are repeatedly drowned out when the fed is making critical decisions on economic policy Decisions that affect whether a Latino family can afford their first home buying a job that pays a living wage Send their children to college save for a comfortable retirement or get a loan to expand their business In late October several of.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

06:54 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"They deserve to live without fear of deportation in so Plan b. plan c. Whatever it takes we're gonna keep fighting until we get to yes and provide those protections and security for as many people as possible as quickly as possible when you say you're gonna keep fighting until you get to yes. I think i'm just trying to understand a lot of people trying to understand or set reasonable expectations for how this is going to go. And i want to ask you about something that reportedly happened today involving Senator menendez Today summer menendez an immigrant rights group held a conference call with reporters Were a leader from one immigration advocacy. Group said nobody gets to hide behind the parliamentarian. This year. She is not an elected official. She serves at the pleasure of the majority leader implying that the parliamentarian if she will never get to yes on this issue that it's democrats prerogative to replace her with somebody who've used these matters differently is that within the realm of possibility as far as you're concerned Look i don't think we're there yet. Frankly because we have thoughtful second proposal third proposal to To to get to. Yes as i mentioned and provide the much deserved well earned protections for millions of people in the united states. So we're the that's what the task is at hand. We've got the answer last night from the parliamentarian on the first proposal to her with a clearly. Both the budget reconciliation process and infrastructure. Package negotiations are not going to be finalized and in the next couple of days. So there's a little bit of time here and we're very confident that one of the alternative plans that will be presented in the coming days will meet the threshold. The criteria the parliamentarian has laid out. So please stay tuned. This is an interactive process But we are not giving up the fight. We know how this is a particularly from my home state of california. A wanna make sure. I make disciplined because representative of so many other states in california's hope to more immigrants. Any other state in the nation and seems like it's a different topic. A different audience. Different subject matter with people recognize california as the fifth modest economy in the world right if immigrants were drag on the economy that wouldn't be the case. California has the strongest economy of any state in the nation because of the contributions of immigrants as workforce as consumers and as entrepreneurs and so we'll continue to evolve the presentation to the parliamentarian to recognize. That too is that just an economic impact. It's a federal budget impact which is at the heart of what the reconciliation process is all about. Let me also ask you about an issue right now where the time really is short And that is this question of keeping the lights on and the government keeping the government operating Bumping up against the debt ceiling which is due to happen within weeks are in what appears to be not so much a standoff as essentially a refusal sort of threat slash promise from the republican side of the aisle that they not only won't help keep the government funded they won't vote to fund the government nor will they vote to raise the debt ceiling but in fact they may filibuster on those issues which would not only mean that republicans are helping to do those things that would mean they're blocking democrats from from keeping the government going and and from defaulting the government from defaulting. If we if we do if we are allowed to hit that hit that debt ceiling. How is that going to resolve that. I'm i'm struck by the fact that the republicans are making any demands. They're just saying yeah. We're gonna hit both of those walls and you can't do anything about it so It sounds like a question is a reprised that mitch. Mcconnell and senate republicans are playing politics a with in the nation's economy and the ability for government to keep functioning will start the next fiscal year Surprised mitch mcconnell senate. Republicans are being obstructionists. Once again in trying to democrats in a is the only only lens. Twenty twenty two electric of course not bench We do have some ten days or so Have all the confidence in a leader. Schumer a espy kaposi for that matter to make sure that we get agreements done on a timely basis to avoid any damage frankly to american founded. Because they're ultimately the people who get hurt the most if there's another government shutdown as it has been in the past Or anything else. We will be responsible. We will get done aides to get done. And i wouldn't wanna be senate republican that oats by the way against emergency funding for the victims of a hurricane in louisiana. I would not want to be republican votes against emergency funding for a victims of flooding in the northeastern. I certainly would have wanted to be republican votes against the necessary to funding for victims of wildfires in the west That's gonna be a choice that they will have to me. Senator alex padilla of california on the budget committee chair the judiciary subcommittee on immigration citizenship in the border Sir thanks for making time to be with us this evening. I know this is a hurly-burly time in the senate. Thanks for helping us understand ritual. I will tell you one other thing to watch for this week in washington as promise but the house back in session speaker. Nancy pelosi said when they came back in session. The house would take up the women's health protection act. Which is essentially longstanding piece of legislation sponsored by california congresswoman. Judy chu that would codify in law the protections for abortion rights From roe versus wade because of the supreme court allowed texas abortion banned to go into effect while the democrat while. Excuse me while. The house was on recess. Nancy pelosi said that would come right episodes. they're back. They are bringing that up in the house. Right away The senate will then have to decide if they are also going to pass that legislation which is a harder going to be a harder thing for them to do in the united states senate but time it could not be more urgent on that This weekend a san antonio doctor came forward and said that he has deliberately broken that ban that he provided an abortion after six weeks That means the legal process started in terms of the way. That challenge is going to go whether or not actual legislation is passed on capitol hill to bolster abortion rights. Again one of another one of these things that just could not be more timely at all. All really just has to happen all at once. Much more ahead tonight. Stay with us..

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"senator menendez" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Keeping you informed and engaged. Now, more than ever. This is secular. We expect lawmakers to press secretary Blinken on how many American citizens and Afghan allies remain in Afghanistan. We want to hear from you. Sharon Post. Your comments call 1 806 843110 Lawmakers will want answers on the decision to pull troops out by the August 31st deadline despite Americans being left behind. There are also expected to ask why the U. S. Failed to heed warnings from some in the intelligence community predicting the Taliban's rapid takeover. And now your host Jordan Secolo Nova. Welcome to secular We're going to take your phone calls. Stay right about 1 868 4 31 10 because the hearings There's going to be two hearings one today at two P.m. Eastern time. And then again tomorrow. The first hearing is more than before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that's cheered by Congressman Meeks. And then tomorrow the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, which is chaired by Senator Menendez. Of course, you've got Democrats Cherry both, but Republicans are on the committee's They'll have their opportunity to ask questions what I posed to you. As we begin the discussion today, and I think these are very important hearings to finally put the feet to the fire, hopefully of these administration officials and specifically here the State Department's role or or lack of role. In being able to get Americans and the Afghan special immigrant visa holders of people like that out before. Including their state Department staff before this complete withdraw, So we're you know, those kind of questions should be asked, should be explained. I expect some of it to be heated, but we also always here in Washington. We put that You know, these were members of Congress that a couple of weeks ago I'm talking about the Democrats said more couple of weeks ago. Sadly, they'd be pretty tough at a hearing like this. It remains to be seen if their rhetoric and their tone has completely shifted over the last couple of weeks is they don't really want The American people focused on this as a party so we will see kind of do they do the right thing is Americans and ask the tough questions? Uh, and there's going to be two opportunities at it. One of the House side one on the Senate side that is going to be happening today. I mean, there's some questions. I know that I would like, ask we'll get into that. But I also want to hear from you if you want to give us a call 1 806 84 31 10. What would you want your member of Congress or, uh, in the house of the Senate over the next couple of days to ask Secretary of State Blinken about the Afghan Withdraw? What would you want? Ask what questions? Maybe your military family, veteran family or veteran yourself of that The Afghanistan conflict. Give us a call at 1, 806, 84 31 10 or You can put your questions in on social media Facebook YouTube periscope rumble wherever you're watching on even on Instagram, you get your questions in that way, But if you want to get on the show, I'm telling you this time to call us now so we can get you ready and get those questions going and analyze that for you. 1 806 84 31 10 to talk to us on air. That's 1 806 843110 Just give you a preview one of mine that I One asked immediately is why and Rick Carnell wrote about this in a piece last week at a C l j dot org. Uh, answer. Why, uh, Secretary Blinken. Was silent when President Biden pulled the 2500 troops. U. S troops 5000 NATO troops from a war torn Afghanistan. That we knew was going to be taken over by the Taliban. Even if the best estimates around Now the Taliban will be taking over. Uh And why was that done? Before evacuating State Department employees. Just a basic question like that. Start off the hearing. Why didn't you speak up? Did you speak up? Did you express concern for those employees? Uh, your questions your your thoughts? What would you ask Secretary Blinken 1 806 84 31 10 to talk to us on air. That's 1 806 84311 here will go to the team as well to get their thoughts on Secretary Blinken. There's also a move already and we'll get into this by China. Surprise Surprise Pakistan Russia not far behind, either already giving direct aid to the Taliban. Already working at to utilize.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"It's community predicting the Taliban's rapid takeover and now your host Jordan secular to welcome the secular We are going to take your phone calls. Stay round about 1 806 84 31 10 Because the hearings there's going to be two hearings one today at two P.m. Eastern time. And then again tomorrow. The first hearing is more than before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that's cheered by Congressman Meeks. And then tomorrow, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Uh, which is chaired by Senator Menendez. Of course, you've got Democrats chairing both. But Republicans are on the committee's. They'll have their opportunity to ask questions what I posed to you as we begin the discussion today, and I think these are very important hearings to finally put the feet to the fire, hopefully, of these administration officials and specifically here the State Department's role Uh or or lack of role in being able to get Americans and the Afghan special immigrant visa holders and people like that out before. Including their state Department staff before this complete withdraw, So we're you know, those kind of questions should be asked, should be explained. I expect some of it to be heated, but we also always here in Washington. We put that You know, these were members of Congress that a couple of weeks ago. I'm talking about the Democrat side more couple of weeks ago. Sadly, they'd be pretty tough at a hearing like this. It remains to be seen if their rhetoric and their tone has completely shifted over the last couple of weeks as they don't really want. The American people focused on this as a party, so we will see kind of do they do the right thing as Americans? And I asked the tough questions and there's gonna be two opportunities at it. One of the House side one on the Senate side that is going to be happening today. I mean, there's some questions. I know that I would like to ask. We'll get into that. But I also want to hear from you if you want to give us a call 1 806 84 31 10. What would you want your member of Congress or, uh, in the house of the Senate over the next couple of days to ask Secretary of State Blinken about the Afghan Withdraw? What would you want? Ask what questions? Maybe your military family, veteran family or veteran yourself of that The Afghanistan conflict. Give us a call at 1, 806, 84 31 10 or You can put your questions in on social media Facebook YouTube periscope rumble wherever you're watching on even on Instagram, you get your questions in that way, But if you want to get on the show, I'm telling you this time to call us now so we can get you ready and get those questions going and analyze that for you. 1 806 84 31 10 to talk to us on air. That's 1 806 843110 Just give you a preview one of mine that I One asked immediately is why and Rick Carnell wrote about this in a piece last week at a C l j dot org. Uh, answer. Why, uh, Secretary Blinken. Was silent when President Biden pulled the 2500 troops. U. S troops 5000 NATO troops from war torn Afghanistan. That we knew was going to be taken over by the Taliban. Even if the best estimates around Now the Taliban will be taking over. Uh And why was that done? Before evacuating State Department employees. Just a basic question like that. Start off the hearing. Why didn't you speak up? Did you speak up? Did you express concern for those employees? Uh, your questions your your thoughts? What would you ask Secretary Blinken 1 806 84 31 10 to talk to us on air. That's 1 806 843110 will go to the team as well to get their thoughts on secretary Blink and there's also a move already and we'll get into this by China. Surprise Surprise Pakistan Russia not far behind, either already giving direct aid to the Taliban. Already working at to utilize Afghanistan as a partner..

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"senator menendez" Discussed on The View

The View

07:22 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on The View

"Us president biden and russian president. Putin are behind closed doors. This summit comes amid rising tensions over allegations of russian election. meddling cyber terrorism and human rights violations biden. Says he'll send a clear message about where. America stands on this but calls putin quote worthy adversary. You know this is their first meeting. So what are you hoping comes from all of this money. Well you know. i'm. I'm hoping some sort of an normalizing of a relationship or rather a normalizing the us position as it relates to russia because we know that the former administration had this sort of strange cozy relationship with russia refused to ever take a stand and in fact seemed to embrace president putin who has been there for what two to empower for about two decades and so a really abrupt change from the obama administration. Who in fact had ordered the seizure of russian diplomatic compounds in two thousand sixteen and the expulsion of thirty five russians over the interference in the us presidential election that year. That i hope to see that sort of return to prominence that we've had before so that russia knows that they are not to mess with our elections and interfere just with our affairs right. Megan are you happy to see biden going over to deal with putin or have a conversation with him now. I don't think that we should be meeting with putin at all. I think that russia should be kicked out of the g. Seven especially while alexia volney is still sitting in a kremlin prison for being just an absolute freedom fighter seeking democracy and freedom in russia. The meeting for me is it's almost pointless. Because president biden already signaled and may when he withheld the sanctions against the nord stream pipeline which is a pipeline from germany through russia where russia and the crumlin now have complete control over the natural gases between russia and germany. And it's a huge huge huge who geopolitically for russia and they're to have control over oil and gas and most of the eu and. This was something. That had bipartisan disagreement. Democrats came out like us. Senator menendez and many democrats in congress saying that they shouldn't do this. Many baltic states and eastern european countries came out. Say that it was a bad cu. We have just given power and money to wada amir. Putin is a two things that he only cares about. This meeting is almost meaningless. And as long as biden is going to do another reset just like president bush when he said that he looked in the eyes of putin and he saw a sole just like president. Obama did when he said he would have a reset with vladimir putin and didn't do anything at all to stop him from gaining control of power when he annexed crimea and going on obviously the horrific house scape of the trump administration is a lonely sad place to be someone who is politically against russia. Because honestly no president for in my entire lifetime since reagan has done anything to stop the expansion in at the same time. There's really egregious human rights violations going on in this country and they should not be treated in the same level as the rest of europe and western democracies are. Okay sarah. what are you expecting here. I don't think i'm expecting them to to cover a lot of ground. Although they're they're kind of itinerary of things they wanted to address was extensive. I don't know how much ground they'll make. But we always talked about in the last administration about how optics mattered and a lot of that played out with putin himself. And kind of the psychology the plane back and forth who was in control the kind gestures and words and i think the way biden. President biden is handled this already although the bar was slightly low on this. I think he's already showing. This is at least an optical reset of positioning now megan. Some good points as to whether there will be movement. We have seen this before. But i think this trip had to be done on the heels of the last administration and how much of a roll putin played in much of trump's presidency. I think that already with biden. Just trusting his advisors over putin himself is a is a step in the right direction. We'll remember the helsinki incident Biden has advisors in the room to take notes. We talked about the lack of transparency with the former administration. Going to do separate press briefings at the end which i think is also important and they had putin arrived. I he's always strategically late to show that power play of who's coming. Who's in control of this. I think importantly maybe nothing happens directly from this meeting but i think the optics on the world stage matter to this is reinstalling faith that the most powerful country you know the. Us has been historically and we've got some rather large ally are sorry rather large competition now with china russia. I think this matter to show people that we can still be the team decide with and that we've got this and he consulted so many nations russian experts at national security. He did his homework and came prepared for this right joy for you. How how is it looking and feeling as you watch this. Play out today. Well since. I'm not an expert on russian international information but i do know one thing and that is that putin was kicked out of the g eight which is why it is now the g seven. He is not in the g seven at this point. So this alga side of the Correct that was my make sorry. That was my joy. I'm barricade i apologize. You're right that's fine. Happy to correct you. So i thought it was. I think it's refreshing to see a president who's taking a firm hand as opposed to trump. Who treated his meeting with putin like like he was on a date or something. Remember those days. i mean. I think that putin. Sarah pointed out. He's he's usually late. He was forty five minutes late with obama one one year and he came on time. In fact biden was a couple of minutes late. So i consider that very very good. I like that. I mean i don't know enough about you. Know international relations between the united states and russia. Over the years. I remember there was a time when we had good relations with when gorbachev was president. I also remember when khrushchev was was in charge and he was banging his shoe on a table. At the un. Saying we will bury you so you know things go up and down russia. Let's see how this that this plays out. I do agree that you know. I also wanted to say it was interesting to me that you know biden calls him a killer and then like oh. I have to have lunch with the guy. Oh my god so let me just make him a good adversary. That struck me funny. Who wants to have lunch with somebody to call him killer. Well you just eat gingerly. We'll be.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on CFR On the Record

CFR On the Record

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on CFR On the Record

"Know they also have to bring senator menendez conversation and an taking on what he wants so for what i understand. There's a lot of you know policy debate going on and meetings and under trying to get feedback but still they haven't figured it out You know how they're going to do for example Restoring remittances nuts. They'll steal On on you know a debate issue. I think there's a difference between perhaps their political or policy preferences and the political constraints. You alluded to the paddle senator menendez and a fifty fifty senate for example At this time. I'd like to invite our members to join our conversation with their questions as a reminder. This meeting is on the record and the operator will remind you how to join the question. Queue. please cute operator every time we'd like to ask a question. We'll take our first question from tom. Mcdonald good more great program Tom mcdonald partner From washington also former us ambassador to zimbabwe. I'm actually proud to say. I was instrumental in saving the lives of two cuban doctors who sought asylum at my embassy in two thousand. One is a md and the others a dennis. They're married with kids. You know in in miami dade and they were in zimbabwe in jail Which you never wanna be were in the crosshairs of rodolfo saraceno at the time was the cuban ambassador i wanted to. I wanted to ask a question related to africa in in sort of sort of taking this discussion different way will. These demonstrations the close relationship between The cuban government in africa. And where do you see that south-south relationship going between The cubans and The african governments especially those that it came out of the liberation struggles. Thank you very interesting. Question I think how latin american governments have responded would also be an interesting angle since we tend to focus so exclusively on the us cuba relationship but the africa. One is super interesting I don't know if you follow at this at all or he would like to tackle that. I haven't seen honestly Be action a common front african governments It might be the case that we're not paying attention. We had saying you know how awesome allies in the region have reacted. They have said aid. They had supported The government. But i'm afraid that's a good question. That's something can take a look briefly. I think it will be interesting to see if these ideologically aligned governments. Come to the defense of the way they used to. I think you're in latin america for example seeing some of that in peru where you're seeing some little bit of shifting happening but that's what. Us leadership comes to play. I think if we were to become a little more proactive in this process We can help shift. That a lot has changed. You know we have a five presidents since the end of the cold war from bush all the way to a president trump that had one way to view this issue. This is post july eleventh. I think it's important to focus the discussion little bit. That way and i it's post july. I still believe cuba cuba. Nineteen thousand nine can still happen. In twenty twenty one years leadership will be essential and helping corral national forces the way trump administration did on the venezuela policy. Whether we agree it was good or not it should be..

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"senator menendez" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on KTOK

"Democrats. And as I mentioned in the last interview, especially from the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, how much do you think that criticism rattled the Biden White House and pushed them Tolo harder and sooner for a cease fire from Israel? I think the White House was certainly aware that the Democratic Party is split over this issue that there is a much more vocal element of the Democratic Party that is supporting the Palestinian cause. That is not as reflexively pro Israel as we have seen in the past. I do think Biden there was trying to walk this very careful line. You saw this over and over again in statements that he was making and readouts of the conversations that he was having with Prime Minister Netanyahu with the conversations that Tony Blinken Lloyd Austin, others were having I think they put forth forward. They're at the forefront was we support Israel's right to defend itself. They felt like it was critical to have that statement out there. But you did see that over the course of this conflict. Ah, move privately at first and then publicly to urge Israel to stop and I don't think that was driven fully by politics. But certainly the politics was something the White House was well aware of here. Guy. I think it's fair to say that President Biden stood pretty firmly behind Israel throughout this conflict. But you know whether it was the squad whether it was Senator Menendez. Whether was Senator Bernie Sanders, you had talk of apartheid. Of racism and war crimes. What do you make of that? Chris. I listened to your interview in the last time it very carefully, and I hope that the ambassador is right about America remaining steadfastly pro Israel across the board, and he said he looked at some polling. There's a new poll out in the last few days from you go. That shows that when they asked Democrats which side of this conflict, they sympathize more with More Democrats say Palestinians and Israelis. I think that that is an extraordinary sea change that we're seeing in the Democratic Party. I think some of the old guard remains pro Israel but the younger, very vocal sort of up and coming element of the progressive left. They have cast in their lot with the Palestinians, and I think, in some cases amplify what amount to Hamas talking points. I think it's frightening to see I think Republicans are much more united on this front independence remain heavily pro Israel but there is a real fight here in the Democratic Party over this issue. Truck. Let me pick up on that. Do you think the real story The big story here is that the continuing support for Israel among most American politicians, Republicans and Democrats or this growing criticism of Israel from the left wing of the Democratic Party? I would put it this way when commentators in the Palestinian.

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Democrats unveil immigration plan with 8-year pathway to citizenship

C-SPAN Programming

03:22 min | 2 years ago

Democrats unveil immigration plan with 8-year pathway to citizenship

"Congressional Democrats today introducing a bill to remake the U. S immigration system. It's called the U. S. Citizenship Citizenship Act of 2021, unveiled by Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and California Democratic representative Linda Sanchez, among the highlights that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for those people in the country unlawfully. If they arrived by January, 1st of this year. It would also lift hurdles for those workers to legally immigrate to the United States as well. Azad financial resources to border screening and replace the word alien with non citizen in law. Senator Menendez, announcing details during a zoom called earlier today. Under the status quo. We still prevent family members from reuniting legally in the United States because of lengthy backlogs and delays. We still send graduates educated in our great universities back to their home countries, instead of allowing them to drive innovation here in America, and we still make it too hard for companies to hire the workers they need to innovate and force American workers to compete. With exploited undocumented labor. That's why we today collectively are introducing the U. S. Citizenship Act in the Senate in the House legislation that brings to life President Biden's plan to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system. It's our vision. It's our vision off what immigration reform should Look like and it's a bill we can all be proud of. It will modernize our system or for a path to citizenship for hardworking people in our communities, reunite families, increase opportunities for legal immigration and ensure America remains the powerhouse for innovation and a beacon of hope to refugees around the world. I can tell you is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But I must say that beyond enhancing security and improving management of the southern border, our legislation also finally addresses the push factors forcing so many families to flee Central America in the first place. Transnational crime, violence, corruption, poverty, lawlessness, the prior administrations. Naive fixation on the wall failed to alleviate these horrific conditions. We must address the Underlying root causes driving migration and create safer processes for those in danger to apply for asylum. That's how we stop ourselves from winding up in the exact same place down the road, and that's what this bill does. Now there are some in Congress, I'll say from both parties who argue against going big on immigration reform. Some still believe the answer lies and blocking all legal channels of our immigration system until we get our house in order. Others say we should leave the bigger, tougher questions for another day, pursuing narrow reforms that nibble at the edges and leave millions of people behind. Personally, I couldn't disagree more with both approaches. That from Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat from New Jersey, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill does have the support of President Biden issue his statement earlier today, available on the White House

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"senator menendez" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

07:08 min | 2 years ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"And more prosperous future for all Americans. And I certainly will be urging my colleagues both on the committee and in the Senate to support her swift confirmation as chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, and I look forward to working with her. To get our economy back on track and bring much needed change and equity to our nation. Thank you, Mr Chairman E. Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, you are recognized to introduce Dean House Democrat from New Jersey. I'm grateful for you and Senator Brown as well for your leadership and for allowing me these moments of introductions for Dr routes if I may tread upon your grace, it is very hard for me to see Martha Fudge sitting before you without putting on the record, just a touch of truth about her. I've been in the Senate for seven years, and it is not an overstatement to say. That one of my most valuable colleagues and friends in that seven years is Martha Fudge. She is an extraordinary woman who has a deep kindness at her soul. In many of us who know her she has been a big sister. She has been a mentor. And that is most certainly true in my life, and I know she liked me was a former mayor. A Zamir you you get the skill of finding weight is to bring people together to create common ground. I saw those skills on display when she was the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is a very diverse group. Also her ability from that position to work across the aisle, find common ground and get things done. And so I know this committee will be a lot with her. Should she be confirmed, And I think, as was said by Senator Portman, you will find in her a goodness and decency on God willing a friendship that I hope this committee on both sides of the aisle. Recognizes that kid could be for you as it has been for me or one of most viable relationships. I have the only warning I'll give about her is Don't try to serve her vegan food like I did. It's the only time I've seen her have harsh language to me. On DNO. Now, I'd like to have the honor of just saying quickly. Some remarks about, uh Dr Rowse, who is President Biden's nominee for the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. What a privilege. It is to be able to affirm what has already been said by my senior Senator Menendez. If confirmed, Dr. Rouse will be tasked with an enormous challenge of helping to craft and guide our nation's economic policy. At a time of unprecedented economic crisis across the country, this committee knows tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Million's Of our country, country, men and women and this wealthy nation have been pushed into poverty, food insecurity, with women, especially suffering and challenges being seen amongst people of color and women of color in particular, in particular, the impact of this economic crisis has been savaged and unequal. Has compounded a lot of the realities that were already agreed Revis in our country, systemic inequality, historic disinvestment in black and brown communities like the one I live in. The Washington Post reported it most distinctly, and they said that the covert 19 recession Is the most unequal in modern U. S history. Theo comic crisis and the resulting attendant health crisis created by this pandemic have made clear how interconnected the challenges are that we face and these crises have also made clear how necessary it is for bold action and bold leadership. We must have people with the kind of competency qualifications and commitment. The doctor Rouse has if confirmed. I strongly believe that Dr Rao's will offer the kind of leadership vision and action needed to enact an economic agenda that really prioritizes working families that rebuilds our economy and inclusive way and addresses systemic barriers that have driven what is a real threat to our society as we know it, which is the wealth and economic inequalities that have grown worse over my lifetime. I don't just say this because Senator Menendez has, he noted. The doctor Rouse is a proud New Jersey and dean of the school of Public and international Affairs to Princeton University. But Dr Rowse is just renowned in her field. She is a well known and celebrated labor economists, a leader in academia and in the study of the economic impact. Of diversity and inclusion and knowing that these are elements that are not nice to talk about, but actually add to the economic strength of organizations in our country, public and in private, like she's a public servant who has served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama Biden administration and on the National Economic Council in the Clinton administration, a special assistant to President Clinton. If confirmed, Dr. Ross will serve as the first African American and forth woman to lead the Council of Economic Advisors since establishment 74 years ago. If the committee moves her forward, it will be historic in that sense. She will not just make history of confirmed, though I'm confident she will help to shape a future that is more resonant with our common values as a people. She will be a force to making our nation bend the arc of that moral universe. S'more towards liberty and justice. For all I urge my colleagues to swiftly confirm Dr Rouse his nomination. Thank you for this time New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker. This hearing is being conducted by the Senate Banking Committee. It's a virtual hearing. Thank you, Senator Booker. I will now swear in the nominees. Because of the remote format of today's hearing. I will swear in each nominee each nominee individually. Congresswoman Fudge, Will you please rise and raise your right hand? You swear or form that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth So help you God, I do. Do you agree to appear and testify before any duly constituted Committee of the Senate? Congressman Fudge? Can you hear me? I'm.

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"senator menendez" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

05:15 min | 2 years ago

"senator menendez" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Of Senator Menendez. I don't get my ethics guidance from a man who was criminally prosecuted. Case number $15.1 55, New Jersey Federal District Court A man for whom his Senate colleagues, bipartisan said Basically that he was taking bribes. That's AH, That's not someone who I look to for ethics guidance. My pump. There's a bit of, you know, Mike Pompeo ish in Matt. Well with occur as well as a bit of trump in all of these, gentlemen, That was my prom. Pacey. I don't take ethics is advice from Senator Menendez, who's been credibly credibly accused off corruption. Underage sex in countries outside of the U. S. You name it. Ethics violations off the law. This is the topic off the day with the author of Above the Law. The insights Story of how the Justice Department tried to subvert President Trump were with Matt Whitaker. It's like it's like a grad course by the book, but I got a flash of my camera, too. This is the book. Get it now. OK, it's It's really, um Case study of what's wrong in the last 3.5 years and what has to be fixed. Question. You'll great publishers regularly have asked me to ask you is What is it about the man you served? I served the 45th, president of the United States that has allowed him To be Victorious not to be subverted. What's special about the current president? Well, I think that other presidents other you know adults hold it. If you want to ask a question he's agreed you can call him He's hosted this show. So this snowflake, he's not gonna melt. Ask this man a question on 8333346752. We're going to take calls if you want. Matt Whitaker 8333346752 back to the question Donald Trump and his resilience to the deep state. Yeah, he's tough, eh? And he I think he lives by an ethos that you hit me. I'm gonna hit you back twice as hard and I just, You know, he just does not suffer fools. I think he is. He's incredibly well read. I think the thing that the more time I spent around him I didn't fully appreciate how he devour. With with with whatever is presented to him without, you know, kind of facts. I decided that's just completely false. So what? I saw somebody that you know, let me just stacks of newspaper stacks of briefing papers and just devoured it. And like, you know, and really the The challenges that he faced. I mean, he were reversed them into energy like he ate it like an energy bar was just okay. Crucial crucial point, so I first met him some of 2015. I was invited to Trump Tower. He had the GOP national security Bates that fallen. He wanted somebody on the outside to coach him on national issues, and they asked me to come meet and I said, Okay, I'll come meet candidate Trump. We sat down. Never met him before Three people the room. Cory Levendosky, the future president. I and first things first, and I don't know this guy from Adam. I sit down and we have this blue sky discussion that ranged from The civil war to the utility or otherwise of nuclear weapons. The rise of I mean, the guy was so knowledgeable and so interested in the issue, and then I realized just of orations Hoover of information. And a guy who and this is the thing that's truly stunning. He's He's 73 years old, and he's a quick learn. You give him information, and he does. Really well then that was wrong. And I'm gonna do it another way. Did you experience that? Yeah, And and I also experienced. You know, there was several times that we briefed him on important. You know legal issues that he's not a lawyer. I mean, you know, dealt with lawyers a lot of it. But this is his immediate grass with not only the legal framework that these issues were presented in, but also, you know, sort of the real politik of any situation. And if there was a you know if there's a choice to make completely understood. Where we're needed to be. And I was I was impressed by I was one of the things I had only watched it from afar and I met him after I came into the administration not before And so it was one of those things. He was kind of. We were introduced and And we just kind of hit it off. And we have a great you know, still to this day, have a great report and I always enjoy seeing them and interacted with them. And, well, clearly look, your results oriented. That's what matters. Did that man as well. I'm Sebastian Gorka. The book is above the law by it Now it's by Matt Whitaker. Go to Matt Whitaker 46 for the details of how you could get side copy..

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House Democrats Walk Out Of White House Syria Meeting, Accusing Trump Of 'Meltdown'

Anderson Cooper 360

10:34 min | 3 years ago

House Democrats Walk Out Of White House Syria Meeting, Accusing Trump Of 'Meltdown'

"But we begin with a white house meeting on turkey and syria and the presidential meltdown speaker pelosi says it produced she attributed the president's behavior imparted to the vote against him earlier today was shaken up by it and that's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he it's just not relating to the reality of it on the part of the president was a meltdown sad to say the white house denies this saying the president was and i quote measured factual and decisive as for majority leader mcconnell when asked about his perceptions of the meeting he merely said and i quote make any observations in the meeting i don't have any to make now well heap may not have made any observations but it is not noticeable and notable that the silence top ally in the senate is not trying to refute speaker pelosi's account the president's son decision of poll special forces troops from their positions in northern syria greenland the invasion by turkey killing of kurds the escape vices prisoners and a land grab by syria's dictator bashar al-assad and his backers russia and iran today the president continued to claim it was all part of his master plan so our view the situation on the turkish border with syria to be for the united states strategically brilliant strategically brilliant though if he really believes that it is hard to understand or he sent a turkey's president with whom he had that fateful phone call last week the letter was allegedly sent three days after the call ended up president trump warns not to do the very thing he had made possible by announcing immediate abandonment of the kurds quoting now from this letter to air to on quote let's work out a good deal you don't want to be responsible for hiring thousands of people and i don't wanna be responsible for destroying the turkish economy and i will the letter is dated the ninth of this month that is the same day that turkish troops went into northern area encourage began being slaughtered and shortly thereafter isis fighters began escaping kurdish custody the president was asked about all of that today even after all you have seen isis prisoners freed all the humanitarian disaster you don't have any regret forgiving early on the green light to to invade i didn't give them a green life well did you tell as you just you know when you make a statement like that so deceptive just the opposite of agreement the opposite of a green light would i guess it'd be a red light or a red line a stern warning not to invade perhaps or decision not to pull the small number of american troops who were holding back the turks from invading an attack the kurds are allies in the fight against isis but the president didn't draw a line in the sand red or otherwise in fact in that same press conference today he says he expected the works to invade now president or the ones decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time he's been building up troops on the the border with syria for a long time as you know so he expected the turks would invade he sees the troops building up on the border for long time and he decides to suddenly and without much warning remove the one obstacle to it US special forces who've been living with and fighting with and training the kurds doesn't that seem like a pretty clear example of a green light would look like that if this was all unexpected it this was all as expected i should say then why the threatening letter why the push for economic sanctions on what is after all a nato ally why send vice president and secretary of state to turkey tonight this is all going to plan and is strategically brilliant why the apparent rage the meeting this afternoon one answer is simple the president didn't see this coming or didn't care what happened there which seems to be the case if you listened to the way he describes our kurdish allies you have to say it nobody wants to say we're making the kurds look like they're angels we paid a lot of money to the kurds tremendous amounts of money we've given them massive russians and you know what it's wonderful they fought with us we paid a lot for them to fight with us they fought isis about eleven thousand awards were killed in that fight in addition to that on top of the casting the kurds inside the president also repeated his allegations that the kurds have intentionally released isis fighters from prisons an allegation he has offered no proof up just so you understand we were the ones that captured isis people let some go the opened a couple of doors to make us look is bad as possible claim has been called four falls by senior pentagon official who tells CNN the president quote falsely claiming that the SDS kerr words are letting isis prisoners out of prison is wrong because they're the people that defeated isis wrong because they are currently risking their lives to defend our forces wrong because they are fighting force that intends to eliminate their people because we greenlighted their operation earlier i spoke with senator bob menendez the ranking democrat on the senate foreign relations committee who was in that meeting with the president senator menendez you speaker pelosi said that the president had a quote meltdown down her words majority leader schumer said he was very nasty his word you yourself tweeted that listening to the president made you feel deeply concerned for the country can you talk about what happened in the meeting what you saw from the moment the president came in i would describe him as belligerent he's smackdown support of files on the table and said well you all asked for this meeting i reluctantly gave it to you and speaker pelosi say well with all due respect mr president i didn't ask for meeting with you we asked for a briefing on the secretaries of defense state intelligence to understand the consequences of the actions you took and then he said and let's end the meeting and she said well while i'm here as the speaker i have an obligation to tell you that the house just voted three hundred fifty some odd to i forget okay what the amount was but it was an overwhelming bipartisan vote to disapprove the actions that you took in syria and then he got that that devolved into that's nothing uh-huh hit job and the republicans and she said well many republicans joined us and then he called speaker pelosi a third rate politician he said that the kurds were nothing but communists and democrat all of us democrats who is seated there must be happy with that you know suggesting that we all subscribe to that view of being communists and then you know it just it was belligerent and and something i have never seen in twenty seven years here in congress and serving under four different presidents i've never seen a moment like this that's not how these meetings usually go no yeah well not with other presidents and i've had presidents from clinton to bush to obama and now trump i was in the white house with president bush and he is president we might have disagreements but one it was never disagreeable and always it was respectful and there was exchanges of views as i said to the president when i stayed after the speaker you're left and several others left there was president everybody here loves country nobody here loves it more than another but we can have a agreement as is evidenced by the fact that the house overwhelmingly with republicans voted disagree with you you're the commander in chief but i disagree with what you did and here's what i'm concerned about the consequences the reconstituting of isis i said i don't know if the military people tell you but there are you know you're inspector general at the department of defense says there's still fourteen to eighteen thousand isis fighters in syria if the ten thousand have been detained get unleashed and are freed you're talking about a potential fighting force about two thirty thousand that's a clear and present danger to the united states you've opened up a land bridge for iran to bring serious weaponry and to potentially attack our allies state of israel that's a huge risk and you know at the end of the day you've changed the political dynamics of the region with just one stroke said so and actions had on turkey had been absolutely nothing the turkish stock market went up the next day so you know this is this did he respond to that he he basically started saying that number one you know well we can destroy turkey's economy and but you don't wanna drive turkey into the russians which of course turkey's already been with the russians they've been buying the four hundred from the russians which is sanctionable on the US law he's also he's also just given russia a huge victory in syria they've been propping they've been supporting propping up the regime as well as iran to the point of view absolutely i mean look the the the big winners as as i said jessica the big winners are iran russia and and even turkey in this regard and so this letter that he handed out to all of us beginning which i if he hadn't handed it out himself i would have thought was not a real letter but basically a letter he wrote to air to one in turkey ah he wrote to urge to wanna turkey would you gave out to every member who is there basically strikes me as a letter to cover your backside because what he unleashed he now cannot recall and so you know i it's to try to respond to the incredible criticism it's an incredible letter the way it's written and believe me i'm reading about issues like that i've read it does not i mean it's not the kind of a letter thought he president united states would send to you know the president of turkey it it does not read as a i mean at one point i think it s sorta ends with you know don't be tough guy don't be a fool i'll call you later yeah that's how it ends and and it just is just it to me it was to be able to dock at first of all the letter is just an incredible letter the way it's it's it's dictate needed but it sounds like it's definitely dictated directly from him the way he thinks speaks and secondly it was to try to you know cover himself for what was unleashed with the turks going ahead and invading into northern syria and the consequences that flow thereafter i want to ask you about something else which sounds double we're we're told by a democratic source familiar with the meeting that senator schumer read a

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Hawaii officials hope Kilauea volcano eruption won't deter travelers

All Things Considered

02:17 min | 5 years ago

Hawaii officials hope Kilauea volcano eruption won't deter travelers

"History of ancient macedonia and its most famous leader alexander the great are a fundamental part of greek identity though more than one hundred countries have recognised macedonia under that name greece has blocked its entry into nato and the european union now greek leaders say they could accept a composite name like upper macedonia or north macedonia macedonian leaders say they're open to compromise in are hopeful the dispute can be resolved this year for npr news i'm joanna kakissis in athens oklahoma's republican governor signed a bill that lgbtq rights advocates say amounts to discrimination the new law says private agencies can't be required to place children in homes that violate the agency's religious or moral convictions the governor says it doesn't ban same sex adoption or foster care but allows faith based agencies to operate in accordance with their beliefs tourism officials in hawaii are hoping the eruptions from the killer way of volcano won't deter tourism george segal head of the hawaii tourism authority says most of the big island is free from the threat of volcanic activity but he says those visiting the island shouldn't risk their safety trying to check out the lava we want to make sure that visitors respect the residents out there and don't go in those areas why they restore their lives and president trump has declared a major disaster in the state this is npr and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson new jersey governor phil murphy's asking for federal aid to help the state recover from this winter's nor'easters nj advanced media reporter jonathan salon says the state needs an estimated twenty million dollars to address the damage done by march storms wolf assaulting for cleaning for getting rid of down trees and clues storms like that you exceed that budget and they don't have any money the new jersey delegation led by senator bob menendez sent a letter to president trump on thursday urging him to approve the governor's request a spokesman for senator menendez says so far there's been no response a brooklyn attorney who is black claims she and her nineteen year old daughter were handcuffed by police after they were falsely accused of shoplifting at williamsburg boutique supporters of the woman held a rally yesterday in front of the armor court vintage fashion store with the incident allegedly happened gotham is reporter john del signore was there and heard from the.

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Sen. Bob Menendez 'severely admonished' by Senate Ethics Committee

The Sean Hannity Show

01:58 min | 5 years ago

Sen. Bob Menendez 'severely admonished' by Senate Ethics Committee

"For news traffic and weather in central ohio newsradio six ten wtvn columbus on your dc hd two ashville on iheartradio station from abc news i'm richard cantu formal sentencing will come later but bill cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison a jury outside philadelphia convicted the eighty year old on three counts of aggravated indecent assault reaction from some of the cosby's numerous accusers strong they were overcome mistake the just overcome with so much emotion that many of them many of these accusers going back to the nineteen eighties saying in in some cases beyond that but saying that they had been drugged and sexually assaulted by bill cosby abc's linsey davis montgomery county district attorney kevin steele says they'll attempt to force cosby to pay for his prosecution sentencing occurs there's also an assessment for the cost of prosecution and oil tank exploded at the husky energy refinery in superior wisconsin at least eleven people were injured a thick plume of black smoke extending from the scene mayor jim payne recommending the everyone within a three mile radius of the refinery on lake superior evacuate is not a concern right now there is no risk from emissions right now the evacuation is based on potential risk continues to burn the senate ethics committee is formerly admonishing senator bob menendez democrat of new jersey menendez already faced prosecution for corruption and helping your campaign donor that trial ended in a hung jury the senate ethics committee issuing a harsher verdict officially admonishing senator menendez saying he must return gifts he received from a florida eye doctor menendez said the doctor was a friend and that receiving private jet flights campaign cash had nothing to do with menendez giving him political hell abc's andy field in washington amazon prime becoming more expensive membership fees for existing members going.

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