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Trump pushes to fill vacant Supreme Court seat
"Through theater. Ginsberg lies in state of the Capitol today, the first woman ever given that honor in the first Supreme Court justice since William Howard Taft and he'd also been the president. Justice. Ginsburg's casket was at the court for two days for people to pay their respects, including President Trump, and the first lady booed when they got there. The president has had nice things to say about justice Ginsburg since her death, you may agree you may not disagree with her, but He was an inspiration to a tremendous number of people. I say all Americans, and now, he says, it's his job to fill that seat on the court. I think it's very important that we have nine justices, and I think the system is going to go very quickly. The president plans to announce his nominee tomorrow. Joe Biden, and a lot of other Democrats say he should fill that seat if he wins the election in light of Republicans blocking President Obama from filling a seat in an election year. Wrong seat President Obama Would've filled Antonin Scalia's went in the Oh Gorsuch instead of Merrick Garland. For all the
The relationship between Justice Scalia and RBG
"Lies in state in the Capitol today, the first woman ever given that honor in the first Supreme Court justice since William Howard Taft and he'd also been the president. Justice. Ginsburg's casket was at the court for two days for people to pay their respects, including President Trump, and the first lady booed when they got there. The president has had nice things to say about Justice Ginsburg since her death, you may agree. You may not disagree with her, but he was an inspiration to a tremendous number of people. I say all Americans, and now, he says, it's his job to fill that seat on the court. I think it's very important that we have nine justices. And I think the system is going to go very quickly. The president plans to announce his nominee tomorrow. Joe Biden, and a lot of other Democrats say he should fill that seat if he wins the election in light of Republicans blocking President Obama from filling a seat in an election year, the seat President Obama would have filled incident. Scalia's went to Neil Gorsuch instead of Merrick Garland. For all the fighting. There's been over Justices Scalia and Ginsburg in life. They were very good friends. People always find it surprising that they were such good friends, Christopher Scully's the Eighth of Incident. Scalia's nine Children. There's a new collection published of his father's writing called The Essential Scalia. Their friendship went back. Really to the early eighties, when they were judges together on the D C circuit Court of Appeals, which is kind of like the second most important court in the country, and they they had a good working relationship that which really started back then they would help each other revised their drafts and their opinions. Apparently, the other judges on that court really didn't like getting advice about their writing and how to improve the clarity of what they're writing in the force of their arguments. But Justice Ginsburg liked getting and receiving that kind of advice, and so did my dad, and they formed what he called a mutual improvement society during their time on the court there. And And they had other things in common. They were they had similar backgrounds and that they were both New Yorkers grew up in New York around the same time, different boroughs but around the same time and shared a love of opera. Good wine eating good food. Both of their thousands were excellent cooks. Marty Ginsburg, in particular, is kind of a legendary cook, who would put together wonderful meals every New Year's Eve and they would celebrate New Year's Every every year is well. So you know, despite all their differences, and all the many things they disagreed about, including a number of opinions in this collection. They had a wonderful friendship were able to kind of focus on the things they had in common. Your dad in Justice Ginsburg, I don't know the statistics on how often they concurred or dissented on cases. But I imagine that they disagreed. Maybe as much as any two Recent justices have my right. Yeah, I think that that sounds right. I don't know the statistics, either. I think people would be surprised by how often they agreed with each other. But on the real hot button cultural cases, they often disagreed one of her most important, most famous opinions. Was Virginia Military Institute case from the mid nineties. And my My father wrote a dissent to that case, which is in this collection, the essentials, Scalia and it was hey actually gave her the draft of that descent a little bit earlier than one usually does just so that she would have more time to kind of Deal with it and grapple grapple with his arguments. And and, yeah, some of his most staying the sense we're in response to opinions. She didn't necessarily right but but joined, And I think that's probably true. Vice versa. Tell us very about the big bouquet of roses she got from him. My dad would get her roses for her birthday and I guess the Ah, I think the last time he did that. So the year before he died, one of the editors of the Essential Scalia Judge Jeffrey Sutton was visiting my father in chambers on on Justice Ginsburg's birthday. And he saw that my dad had two dozen roses for Justice Ginsburg and Judge Sutton started teasing Dad saying, You know, I haven't even gotten my wife two dozen roses over the course of our entire marriage. Why would you do this? And besides, When was the last time she cited with you on a really important 54 decision? You know, he's poking fun, You know, not not really being serious, but My dad gave a serious answer, which was some things are more important than votes. As I think I just kind of a great encapsulation of their of their relationship of their friendship they had they had Very different opinions of politics and of their jobs as a zoo judges and of what laws, men and with the Constitution, man. But, uh, how they voted wasn't the biggest factor in their relationship. It wasn't that those opinions didn't matter. And it wasn't that they compromised their beliefs for each other. But they didn't let those very strongly held beliefs undermine their very deep friendship collection of Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia is writing sort of like a greatest hits album. It's opinions and other writing about the law and the Constitution again called the Essential Scalia. This is really just a collection of his greatest Legal writings, opinions, speeches, essays and they collected together give a really good sense of white. Exactly. He was such a significant Supreme Court justice on it. They're having in one collection really makes it tangible for anybody understand that we'll just as a legal reference work. You've got to think it's going to end up being bought by or four A lot of lawyers and judges know absolutely in law students. I hope you know that he he wrote. Clearly, he wrote, Hey, had so many memorable phrases and his opinions. His logic was so strong and convincing that people just kind of they often went to his opinions first. And so it's good for people to kind of have that as a resource to keep going to those opinions. Even you know, even after His passing is also besides the legal community. It's also like you said. It's very readable, even for non lawyers for just a general interest audience who might, but he was just simply a very, very good writer. Yeah, it's exactly right. He hey, wrote. For? I guess we would now call it out of transparency. You know, Even when he was writing Supreme court opinions, he understood that they should be understood themselves by everyday citizens, not just legal eagles and people with legal degrees. He kind of a recurring theme of his opinions. Is that people should know what the court courts are doing and people that the court should not usurp power that properly belongs to the people. And I think that kind of reverence for the Democratic order is is kind of manifest in his in the clarity of his writing a lot of times if he had a vote, a personal vote on how a case would turn out it may or may not a lot of times did a line with how he ruled, But sometimes it probably wouldn't have right. Yeah, I think that's true. And that's especially true in one example is when he sided with the majority in a flag burning case. The majority ruled that, um, it was constitutional sorry from burning the flag was constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment so prohibiting that in the state law was unconstitutional. My father often explained that he did not like Three idea of flag burning. If he were a king, he would ban it. But clearly to him falls under the protection of the protection of the First Amendment, and a lot of conservatives to this day do not like that opinion. My father thought the Constitution was clear about that. There are many examples in this collection, the essential Scalia of instances in which he stands up for the rights of the accused defendant's rights. There's a famous case in here where search and seizure cases as well there a couple of those in here where he just thought, you know the police do not have authority, for example, to use Scans of houses, Tio identify Marilou who was growing marijuana without that was an illegal search examples like that s so if he could just pass a law That was one thing, but actually sorry, there couldn't be even be lost for that because they so clearly violated the Constitution, even though obviously he wouldn't have approved of those particular actions. Sure. Hey, was also notice the talker during oral arguments. He has asked a lot of questions and clearly sometimes, though, they weren't really questions. They were just arguments he was making to his fellow justices. Do you think he went into most cases with his mind made up based on the briefs, and the president is a bad thing, but not usually the case. I think that the justices, you know, I can't say for certain, but my hunch is that they often have to go in with a pretty good idea, but I think for the most part, they do ask questions, not just Not just to be heard or not just to make arguments, but because they want to really engage with the arguments that the lawyers are making in the forward to this collection, Justice Kegan first of all, very happy that she agreed to write this beautiful forward, But she she says that she says just that, you know, Dad would ask these questions because he loved argument and kind of loved mixing it up. It wasn't just kind of wasn't just for show though he did. I think you're right. He was very kind of an engaging speaker and There was some study years ago that that found he was. He was the funniest justice by the standards of he drew the most laughter from the courtroom during oral arguments, which obviously isn't the most important thing to do, but just shows how much he he enjoyed that process that love for debate. Did it? Was it a two way street was? Was he persuadable? Absolutely. That's something justice Kagan mentions in her forward. She doesn't say when she ever changed his mind, but says They change each other's minds at times. Well, Christopher Scalia, It was great to talk, Teo, The book is called The Essential Scalia on the Constitution, the courts and the rule of law. Chris Scalia. Really good to talk to you. Thanks so much, Thanks so much appreciate your time.
Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court
"Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court where she will lie in repose for two days her casket arrives today for a private ceremony inside the great hall with their Supreme Court colleagues family and others close to her then it will be moved outside for public mourners in line with coronavirus guidelines on Friday Ginsburg will lie in state at the capitol the first woman to do so and only the second Supreme Court justice after William Howard Taft who'd also been president Rosa Parks a private citizen was lain in honor at the capitol next weekend's Berg will be buried beside her husband Martin in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery the feminist icon and leader of the court's liberal bloc died last week from cancer I'm Julie Walker
Police Investigate Possible Shot Fired at Los Angeles Trump Caravan
"6 37 still lot of questions this morning morning police police investigating investigating possible possible shots shots fired fired at at a a pro pro trump trump caravan caravan in in the the San San Fernando Fernando Valley. Valley. Hundreds Hundreds of of trucks, trucks, cars cars and and even even military military vehicles staged to Taft High School in Woodland Hills about 11 30 Sunday morning when the LAPD says someone reported a person in a nearby apartment building on Ventura Boulevard, shot out a tire on a car in the direction of the pro Trump Caravan. Police cordon off the area called the SWAT team out for three possible barricaded suspects, but they didn't find anyone inside. Meantime, the caravan made its way down Ventura Boulevard to Studio City. Keep your guns. Keep your freedom. Keep your money. Your hard earned money deserves to be kept by the hardworking people there. Several dozen Trump supporters held a sidewalk rally counter protesters showed up, but the LAPD was on scene and kept the sides apart. Emily Valdez que
Republican wins special congressional election in California
"It looks like Republicans win two special elections for house seats one in California's replace Katie hill she resigned Democrat Christy Smith looks to be losing Republican Mike Garcia Republican state legislator Tom Taft defeated democratic law school professor Trish is encore in Wisconsin's seventh congressional
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"Within minutes shrank was taken into custody. Roosevelt went onto a scheduled speaking engagement when he arrived at the venue. Roosevelt Palatis speech and glasses from a suit pocket. Only then did he see the dent in his steel spectacles case and the bullet hole through all one hundred sheets of thick parchment. Roosevelt realized just how narrowly escaped. But he didn't go straight to the hospital. He made his ninety minute speech. I later that day. Doctors discovered the bullet lodged in Roosevelt's pleura around the lungs. Doctors left -able Nord Roosevelt Arrest in absolute quiet for several days after the attempted assassination. Bull Moose Party campaign. Staffers canceled dozens of events. While Roosevelt recuperated sympathy for Roosevelt was widespread. When Wilson heard about the shooting he cancelled several of his speaking engagements and campaign events. Wilson's gesture to suspend. His campaign was at once. Generous and shrewd he. Laughingly told his daughter. Teddy will have apoplexy when he hears of this. Because Wilson knew that stopping the campaign at this crucial juncture would allow him to maintain his lead while Roosevelt had no way to catch up though the attempted assassination of Roosevelt dominated the new cycle time as Roosevelt recovered. The press moved onto other stories on October thirtieth. The Bull Moose gave one last campaign speech at Madison Square Garden but shrank can taken the wind out of his campaign sales on November. Fifth Nineteen twelve. Woodrow Wilson won the election. Though he received only forty two percent of the popular vote. Wilson took forty states and four hundred thirty. Five electoral votes is victory over Roosevelt. And Taft showed that. The academic politician was able to unite the disparate elements of his party in each region of the country. Roosevelt garnered twenty seven percent of the popular vote one electoral votes in six states. After the election. He told a friend. We have fought the good fight. We have nothing to regret a month later. President-elect Wilson gave a speech acknowledging his past present and future as a native southerner who'd become the governor of a northern state and now president of the United States Wilson hoped to be an instrument and drawing together the hearts of all men in the United States in the service of a nation that has neither region nor section nor North Nor south during Wilson's administration. International problems threatened to overshadow his progressive agend during his first term. President Wilson would struggle to ward off these growing foreign threats and the menacing political opponents wanted him out of the White House as he juggled international crises and domestic foes. He would also face off against the growing. Women's rights movement disenfranchised black voters in the south and his own personal take on the next episode of wicked gain. The election of Nineteen Sixteen President Wilson faces off against international threats domestic strife and a Republican Party. Hell bent on reclaiming the White House to win a second term Wilson. We'll have to get the best of dignified judge with nearly a spotless record Charles Evans. Hughes the only Supreme Court Justice in American history to resign his seat to run for president. Don't miss a single week of our march from seventeen. Eighty nine to twenty twenty. Hit the subscribe button podcasts. At now this show is supported by you on listeners. Please give us a rating Lee Review but the single best way to help the show grow is to tell others so share with your friends and family and find us on social media at wicked Game Pot. And I'm at Lindsey Graham. Another way to support this show is to go to wicked game. Podcast DOT COM members. There get early access to add free episodes as well as bonus content only available to members. Find out more wiki game. Podcast DOT COM about our reenactments in most cases. We can't know exactly what was said but everything in our show is heavily researched and based on surviving historical documents. We could game is an airship production created hosted and executive produced by me. Lindsey Graham sound designed by Derek Turns Co executive produced by Stephen Walters in association with ritual actions this episode written and researched by C. L. Salazar and Stephen Walters fact checking Greg Jackson's Yell Salazar from the podcast history. That doesn't suck music by Lindsey Graham distributed by wondering..
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"Rhino false. The Earth with allowed thought nearby rhino scattered at the sound of the shot. Kermit's shoots bowl as it runs away. Good shots on a find as work. Yes yes it's all smiles in the group and the colonel and his son returned to camp while the other hunters. Prepare the specimens for the museum. But as the Roosevelt's come inside of their tent runner catches up to them out breath and hands the kernel a letter. The former president opens it immediately as he reads his smile falls from his face looks grim now shakes his head in frustration. What'S THE NEWS FATHER? This letter is from Gifford Pinchot. Oh He's just been dismissed as the chief of the. Us Forest Service. Taff fired him and seemed so. Does that mean colonel pauses for a moment to gather his thoughts. It would be very ungracious. Thing for ex-president criticize his successor nephew. Mister Taft is left me no choice after leaving the White House. The colonel left Washington behind confident. That his friend Taft would carry forward the torch progressivism but when taft fired Gifford Pinchot. Nineteen ten the colonel began to doubt that he could afford to stay out of politics in the summer of one thousand nine ten. The colonel left behind hunt of the African wild for political hunt in Washington. When Roosevelt returned from Africa in June of nineteen ten he received a hero's welcome the fanfare and praised in the press only strengthened his resolve to seize the reins of the GOP. From William how Taft Roosevelt sought to bring unity back to the party but as Progressive Republicans lined up behind him. The rift inside the party only whitened. That's summer the colonel went on a speaking tour outlined his vision for the Party and the country his platform to call new. Nationalism went well beyond the progressive platforms had previously championed. The former president advocated for a new expanded role of government in the lives of Americans. He said `I stand for fair. Play under the present rules of the game. But I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equity of opportunity. This new nationalist regards the executive power as the steward of the public welfare many Progressive Republicans liked what Roosevelt was saying but it put off many conservative. Republicans so as the nineteen ten midterm elections approached. Republican Party unity was Crumley but as conservative. Republicans fretted over the colonel's progressivism conservative Democrats. Were worried about a similar rift in their party. In the one thousand nine hundred eight presidential contest Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan had run a failed campaign centered around populist policies. Brian Successful nomination had been clear. Sign to conserve Democrats. That their base was turning more and more towards progressivism. A movement Conservative Party leaders were not quick to embrace in Nineteen. Ten midterms many concern. Democrats had their eye on. The New Jersey governor's race and the presumptive Democratic nominee. Their Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was president of Princeton University. As a young man he had largely spoken in favor of conservative democratic policies but as the years went on and as he rose to prominence in the garden state. Wilson's rhetoric had taken on a more progressive populist tone. This graduate yet. Subtle shift left many. Democrats asking the question. What did Woodrow Wilson Truly believe? In the summer of Nineteen Ten Democrat. Party bosses were determined to hear the answers trait from the horse's mouth so they sat down face to face with Woodrow Wilson in New York. Wilson told the party bosses what they wanted to hear but once in power Woodrow Wilson would abandon his conservative past he would wear the label of progressivism like badge of honor and she would lead the traditionally conservative Democratic Party in a bold new direction..
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"On. August ninth nineteen o nine ballinger. Pinchot attended conservationist conference in Spokane Washington that day at big story hit the newsstands. A claim that private companies had purchased almost sixteen thousand acres of the federally held lands. The balancer had released the companies. The story said were now. Exporting THAT ACREAGE FOR PROFIT. The article contained one critical inner though it was not fifteen thousand eight hundred. Sixty eight acres. It was one hundred fifty eight point. Six eight acres. A decimal point have been dropped making the purchasing ten times larger than it was but in spite of the massive error. The damage was done and pinch sought to use the mistake to his advantage. The next day I gave a speech attacking ballinger and defending conservation. He declared the purpose of the conservation. Movement is to make our country permanent and prosperous home for ourselves and our children and show went on to argue balancers strict construction of the law. Turn this fight into a struggle between the interests of the few versus the good of the many after hearing the speech conference attendees into applause for Pinch. Pinto and the cheering lasted for five. Full minutes. Balancer lost in the court of public opinion before he even had a chance to put his own plan into action. But President Taft Bleed Ballinger to be in the right and issued a statement defending his secretary of the Interior. As for Pinch fate. Taft could have fired him immediately but he didn't instead taff made them more politically astute decision the president sent a letter to pinch praising his work and asking him to stay on as chief of. Us forestry my dear Gifford Taff wrote I have the utmost confidence in your conscientious desire to serve the government and the public. I should consider it one of the greatest losses that my administration could sustain if you were to leave it what. Taft was not being generous. He was looking for a political win. Keeping Pinch on his staff might have quieted criticisms among the public. The taft did not care about the conservation movement. But these attempts by taft did not diffuse the situation. The two men and their supporters continue to fight publicly. Pinch unearth dirt on ballinger showing the former lawyer had favored a special interest group in Shady Alaskan. Coal Mine deal. The claim was not baseless and as a result Congress decided to open an investigation into balance purported misdeeds pincher saw this as a decisive success. But he was just getting started on. January fifth nineteen ten pin show bypassed his boss Agriculture Secretary James Wilson and the president by sending a damaging report on balancer directly to Congress. Taff team this move a piece of insubordination. Almost unparalleled in the history of government tasks still hesitated to act. He worried that firing pin show would end his already. Strained relationship with Roosevelt and weaken has reelection prospects. Taft agonized over the decision now. Several people to weigh in one advisor looked at the facts and stated. There's only one thing for you to do now and that you must do it once. So that night. Taft fired Gifford Pinchot. The embattled president explained the people place me in an office of the highest dignity and proper respect for the office on the part of my subordinates. Your own conduct. You've destroyed your usefulness as a helpful subordinate taft. Hope this would be the end of the Ballinger pinchot affair but the scandal was just beginning. The consequences of tafs actions would reverberate after the nineteen twelve election. It was further. Divide the Republican Party and would turn friend into foam. It's January Seventeenth nineteen ten in the Congo. Colonel is on an extended African safari hunting big game with his twenty one year. Old Son. Kermit Roosevelt have been exploring camping and hunting for nearly a year on this expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute to gather specimens for its new natural history museum today the colonel and his son and their African guides Plod through the grasslands in search of a rhino herd. It's damn hot out here. We should have gotten an earlier start. Kermit agrees he lets. His Dad knows much sun so hot. Baking the mud brick. It's hard to tell. These footprints are fresh. And I can't see how we're going to find anything in this tall grass. Let's fan out a bit. Kermit and his gun bearer cast. Tura head to the right. Why the colonel and the rest of the party continue want the hunters searched for fresh Nostra's Prince as they slowly and silently moved through the tall grass. Suddenly kermit calls out here father over here. Colonel quickly runs join kermit and Tura. He looks where his son is excitedly pointing and sees rhinoceros tracks. Well done boys. Those are fresh footprints to be sure. I must pass right over them all right. Let's move. The group follows the prince for nearly an hour with two Africans. Acting trackers guides colonel and kermit followed closely behind. Suddenly the Guy Pulls up. His hand calls them to stop you points to a tree about sixty yards in front of the colonel mounts giant ant hill to get a better vantage point he encouraged peer through the tall grass can just barely make out a large rhino near the foot of the tree. I see your father. What a beauty but at the sound of the hunters voices. Rhino sits up on its front legs. It's alert for danger. Colonel lists his hunting rifle to into shoulder and pulls.
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"It's early June. Nineteen O eight president. Teddy Roosevelt's office in the White House. War Secretary William Howard. Taft wait impatiently for the president to arrive. Teddy's personal aide Captain Archie but does his best to entertain the president's guest. Mister Secretary May may I offer you anything? No IMPATIENT TAX IS DART over to the clock on the wall. It's just before nine thirty A. M. Tau fidgets in seat. Clearly distressed. Archie knows. Why task upset he recently bungled a speech at the tomb of civil war. General and previous President Ulysses s grant in the speech. He made a reference to grant struggles with alcohol. Taft was trying to use grants issues with sobriety as an example of a man coming his personal demons but the Press l'ambassade taff for clumsy remarks. Now he's worried. His misstep is going to cost him in the upcoming presidential election of nineteen thousand eight archie. Though does his best to COMTESSE NERVES MS sector. I'm sure the president will be here any moment. Well I'm not holding my breath clear. Taft is in a mood. When Archie is more concerned with the disposition of his boss just yesterday teddy experienced a public bungle of his own while on a leisurely ride with his wife. Teddy was blocked off his horse. There were plenty of eyewitnesses and of course they immediately went to the press so teddy is likely to be in a sour mood today even more sour than his war secretary just then as the clock strikes nine thirty tiny burst into his office before anyone can say a word. The president strikes a mock military pose cries out in a booming voice viva grant. Aren't you shocked to find his boss in a jovial mood as Teddy chuckles at his own? Joke Taft stands to greet him with a long face. Mr President I don't worry taff this whole grant. Business is not going to hurt you while I wish I shared your confidence. Teddy suddenly turns his attention to Archie. He adopts a serious tone. Yes yes before we get into all that Sean captain bought to get me. Another horse Well forgive me Mr President I I wrote that Horse Myself. The one that bucked you and and all seemed well all seemed well. Ha- well I don't mind being dumped out of my saddle but my wife is a concern patriot. Missiles Roosevelt has made me promise not to get killed till after the fourth of March upon which date I can die all I want ten. He cracks a broad grin. Archie chuckles taft forces a smile. Well Mr President if you write any fractious horses I wish you would take Mr Fairbanks with you. That's Charles Fairbanks Appro Wall Street Republican and taps presumptive vice presidential running mate smile fades from. Teddy's face as he tries to comfort his friend. No no need to do away with Mr Fairbanks. He'll make Wall Street happy. Besides if I were to ride something out of Washington I'd start with the United States Senate this time even tap chuckles teddy leans in close to offer his war secretary reassurance. Just trust me. I've got the American public accustomed to hearing the truth or at least my version of the truth. Is this come November. This office will be yours matter. Settle Teddy turns back to Archie. As far as I'm concerned captain it's worth it. Losing One's horse to find out once friends for only a friend would lend another man his or his horse. What's your horse's name again. My Horse Larry Larry Course. I believe he'll do just fine. Archie gladly lent the president. His Personal Horse. Teddy told Archie that Larry was good an animal as he had ever ridden and Teddy was confident in another horse to his hand picked successor for president. William Howard Taft. Taft won the nineteen eight handily in large part. Thanks to Teddy's popularity and his endorsement after victory teddy hope to leave Washington to spend his first days of freedom pursuing one of his greatest passions. He outdoors he planned to take a backseat. While President Taft worked to fulfil his progressive legacy. But soon after the Nineteen O eight contest. Taft went his own way in largely abandoned. Teddy's vision for America. And just a few years into the taft administration. Teddy was beginning to worry. He that on the wall force. I'm Lindsey Graham and this is American elections wicked.
Man throws dogs over apartment balcony in Arlington, Washington D.C.
"A twenty six year old Arlington man has been arrested after police say he tossed two dogs to their deaths from his apartment balcony after about two thirty yesterday afternoon in an apartment building on north Taft street police received a call about the dogs being thrown off a fifth floor apartment balcony at the meridian building Zachary Hanson has been charged with animal cruelty is being held without
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"With his daily bread. Speech in September of Nineteen Ninety eight William Jennings Bryan hoped convinced. The people of the south that his fight against big business would not come at the expense of Jim Crow. His words were printed in newspapers across the country and as he continued to court the South he also turned his attention to winning over the American worker and solidifying himself as the candidate for the American labor movement and thanks to an aggressive effort by the Brian Campaign. The American Federation of Labor a powerful Group of labor unions backed William Jennings Bryan marking the first time the AFL ever endorsed presidential candidate getting the AFL support was no small feat and with its two million members in his corner. Brian was starting to look like a real contender. Brian was relentless in the Nineteen. O eight contests. He mounted a tireless campaign. Backed by a popular slogan. Shall the people rule? Brian launched a series of aggressive campaign tours on the trail he promised to attack trusts and restrict the power of big business to fight for Labor to lower tariffs and to make elections more democratic by allowing the people to vote directly for their senators instead of leaving it up to state assemblies. Brian painted himself as a true progressive. And he painted taft as the candidate of the wealthy elite William Howard. Taft was not blind to the threat posed by Brian. Taft was a reluctant candidate. He would prefer to hold out for a Supreme Court nomination. His wife convinced him that declining bid for the presidency was out of the question. Taft one behind. I hate politics. He especially hated making political speeches. After winning the nomination. He complained that the one thousand nine hundred contest would be kind of nightmare for me. But after Brian secured the endorsement of the AFL. Taft had no choice but to hit the road and fight. The nineteen eighty contest was arguably the first election in US history where both candidates actively stumped for themselves and taft had a lot to brag about after a brief financial scare in one thousand nine hundred seven. The economy was thriving. Taft had the endorsement of most major newspapers and the financial backing of Wall Street but the biggest feather and tax cap was the backing of Teddy Roosevelt. Many Joe Task Political Platform could have been summed up in four words. Take advice from Teddy. Brian Dared Teddy to stay out of the campaign saying Teddy should let his man and me fight it out before the people late in the campaign when Brian was asked what he thought. Taft believed. Brian said he didn't know. And that taft had neither he'd have to ask. Teddy. I but in the end. Despite Brian's heroic efforts it was teddy's influence that proved more potent than Brian's populism Brian's third and final presidential campaign ended in defeat and his biggest one yet Bryan lost by over two million popular votes. He won only sixteen states and a meager one hundred. Sixty two electoral votes teddy's prestige had carried the election soundly for his friend and colleague. William Howard Taft on March fourth nineteen O nine. Taft was sworn in as America's twenty seventh president but a severe blizzard put a damper on the proceedings. The capital was hit by one of the worst ice storms and DC's history on the day of the inauguration. Taft Joke Teddy Roosevelt. I always said it would be a Cold Day in hell when I got to be president while William Jennings Bryan's final campaign in one thousand. Nine hundred was a failure. It was not without significance. Bryan's populist appeal to the American worker pulled the Democratic Party out of the Political Dark Ages and into the era of progressivism. Democrats had long been a Conservative Party. That reviled any form of government intervention. Bryan's campaign move. The party left. He had opened the door for future. Democrat to make appeals to labor and to speak to the American people's fears that big business was strangling them. It might be said that through his defeat in one thousand nine hundred eight William Jennings Bryan laid the groundwork for the rise of a new leader in the progressive movement. Democrat Woodrow Wilson in the Nineteen twelve contest. Wilson would seek to ride the wave of progressive politics all the way to the White House. And to Deny William Howard taft his chance at four more years to get the best of Wilson and win a second term. Taft would I have to win? His party's nomination from the very man who helped put him in the White House. Nineteen twelve. Teddy and taft returned from friends foes on the next episode of wicked game the Election of Nineteen Twelve as William Howard. Taft Fights Teddy Roosevelt for control of the Republican Party. The Democrats fight to lay claim to the political. Left presidential hopeful. Woodrow Wilson seeks to reineck growing wave of progressivism all the way to sixteen hundred. Pennsylvania Avenue. Don't miss a single week of our marsh from seventeen eighty nine to twenty twenty. Hit the subscribe button on your podcast APP now. This show was supported by you. Our listeners please give a rating leave a review with a single best way to help the show grow is to tell others share with your friends and family and find us on social media wicked game pot. And I'm at Lindsey Graham. Another way to support this show is to go to wicked game. Podcast DOT COM members. There get early access to add free episodes as well as bonus content only available to members. Find out more at wicked game. 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"Going into the Democratic convention in July of Nineteen. O Eight William Jennings. Bryan's greatest challenge was not securing. His party's nomination. It was overcoming. Teddy Roosevelt Teddy's decision not to stand in the nineteen. O Eight contest had been a political blunder when it had also freed him from the shackles of Kowtowing to Wall Street and caving to the Conservatives in his party throughout nineteen o seven teddy and move the needle on progressive reform. Heat attack stock manipulators on Wall Street and l'ambassade the courts for not standing up to big business. He had gone after shady trusts and endorsed. Labor reforms like workers compensation and short her work hours. Much of this was political territory. Brian was trying to carve out for himself. And O'Brien wasn't technically running against Teddy Roosevelt in a sense. He was running against his legacy. As Brian said I find it very difficult to be pardon now for if I make a straight out democratic speech the first thing I know the president makes one of the same kind and then the subject immediately becomes nonpartisan so instead of contending with Teddy. Brian had tried his best to keep the conversation. Focused on taft. A man who is far less bulletproof throughout the spring of nineteen thousand eight Bryan's campaign spearheaded by his brother Charles had been relentless Bryan. His brother had drafted countless. Reform proposals initiatives. Taft would never back. Brian also made multiple overtures to organize labor and had fought to get the unions on his side. In addition Brian owned edited and published the commoner. A weekly newspaper in Lincoln Nebraska with a vast readership throughout the spring. Brian had made a weapon of the commoner amplifying his message using the paper to trounce. William Howard Taft a man. He portrayed as a Wall Street sell. Brian's efforts paid off on July Eleventh Nineteen O eight William Jennings Bryan secured. The Democratic Party's nomination on the first ballot with a massive proportion votes almost ninety percent the following day. The Future Indiana senator. John Kern was elected as his running mate. The Democratic Platform was a reflection of Bryan's populist ideas but the Democratic Party was not entirely united behind the Brian Currin ticket Brian A NEBRASKA. Politician dolittle to inspire southern voters. Many of whom were still wary over his calls for government control. The railroad's southern Democrats saw publicly controlled railroads as a recipe for one thing forced desegregation so as the Nineteen O. Eight campaign got underway in earnest. Brian sought to assuage the concerns of white voters. In the south by relying on his strongest political tribute is gift with words. It's September Fifteenth Nineteen. Oh wait a the fairgrounds. In roanoke Virginia William Jennings Bryan sits in a chair on a platform in front of an immense crowd largest gathering in the history of South West Virginia. The governor of Virginia takes the podium and introduces the man. They've all come to see. It is my honor and privilege to present your nominee for President Congressman William Jennings Bryan Bryan walks to the podium looking tall lean and handsome projects. The image of a devout man with strong faith and his powerful voice lends credence to that image. Brian addresses the crowd. Democracy is a doctrine that appeals to the hearts of men. Dan Why Democratic Party lives on whether it wins or loses and of course. Brian knows all about losing. He's lost two presidential contests in eighteen. Ninety six in one thousand nine hundred. It's been twenty years since the Democrat won a presidential election but Brian offers the large crowd of Democrats something. They haven't felt in a long time. Hope Today Democrats should feel full of optimism because Americans understand democracy better today than ever before. Brian then turns his speech to another subject Republican corruption. But he doesn't use incendiary rhetoric. He makes an eloquent spiritual appeal. I'm willing to go down on my knees and ask my heavenly father. Give us this day. Our daily bread when I am not willing to make millions of my countrymen go down on their knees and say to some trust magnet. Give us this day our daily bread and have him reply. I will if you vote. The ticket. I want you to vote in the impending campaign. We challenge the Republican. Party's platform and we will stay hours. Boldly you cannot regulate a private monopoly. You cannot waste time trying to restrain it. You must kill it. Outright as the crowd goes wild. Brian gets to the heart of the matter. He addresses an issue. That many in the south artifically concerned about his position on the railroads two years ago it has been set of me that. I reached the conclusion that government ownership of the railroads was the only solution to the question. Busting monopolies is one thing but giving the federal government control over. The railroads is another people in this crowd. Do not want to be forced to share railcars with black-americans triggered by the mention of the railroad crowd begins to turn but Brian Presses on have no fear Virginia. My position on this question has been misconstrued and misstated so let me state my position now. Government ownership of the railroad is out of the question. It is a path fraught with danger. I am now as I have always been a believer in the Democratic of local self.
"taft" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"At the Gridiron. Dinner Teddy did his best to defend himself charges of racism senator fork or did his best to defend himself against suggestions that he was politicizing. The BROWNSVILLE affair but perhaps the real winner of the Roosevelt four occur. Instant was William Howard. Taft Taft was present at dinner that night and was smart enough to keep his mouth shut throughout the Brownsville affair. Taft as war secretary had done his and followed Teddy's orders but he had also kept his hands. Clean of the scandal. Taff had privately tried to reverse the discharges of the black soldiers. He had sought a proper rehearing of the evidence he had even pointed out to teddy that some of the eyewitness statements were in conflict. Though this was not public knowledge it was proof to party. Insiders that taft was a loyalist and unlike Fokker. He was not beholden to Wall Street after the Roosevelt fork or incident tafs path. The White House was free and clear assuming of course that Teddy Roosevelt didn't want another term ten he had publicly promised not to seek renomination in nineteen. Oh eight but if he had wanted it there would have been little resistance. Tenny was young still in his fifties a man with boundless energy as one Republican told the press. I know that the president does not want the nomination of course if the convention should nominate him he would have to take it and when pressed on the question of another term teddy himself had one said now. Don't let us have any of that. Damn nonsense when I made that declaration on the night of my election I knew what I was about mostly teddy was ready to leave the White House behind perhaps to return to a military command or spent his days hunting big game on an African Safari William Howard. Taft will be the next Republican nominee and in the lead up to the convention. Most delegates agreed but deep down. Taft did not want the White House either. He had his sights set on another post. The Supreme Court days before the Republican convention taff told a Republican senator. If your friend chief justice fuller should retire and the president should send me a commission chief justice I would take. The Republican National Convention began on June Sixteenth Nineteen at the Chicago Coliseum. Taft did not attend choosing to remain in Washington in his office at the war department. Teddy worked from his office in the West Wing but throughout the convention the two men stayed in close communication with each other and with the delegates in Chicago a few days into the Convention Chairman Henry Cabot Lodge speech praising Teddy Roosevelt a man. He called the most popular man in the United States today at the sound of his name. Ten thousand plus attendees broke into spontaneous. Chance four more years and we want Teddy. The cheering lasted for forty nine minutes. Teddy knew that four more years would be impossible. He would later write that. It was absolutely necessary that I should not be nominated. If I had accepted my power for useful service would have forever been lessened because nothing could have prevented the wide diffusion of the impression that I had not really meant when I had said that my actions did not really square with the highest and finest code of ethics in if there is any value whatever in my career as far as my countrymen are concerned it consistent their belief that I have been both inefficient public man and at the same time a disinterested public servant prior to the Convention The Washington Post had written. There is but one man who can prevent the Republican Party from nominating Theodore Roosevelt and that man is Theodore Roosevelt. So Teddy. Quietly instructed party leaders to squash any efforts to nominate him. When William Howard? Taft name was finally brought forward. The crowd again erupted in cheers tasks wife. Helen remarked back in Washington. I only want it to last more than forty nine minutes. It lasted for half an hour. But still taft was teddy's man and in the end. The delegates came through. Taft was nominated with over seven. Hundred Votes Senator. Corker received only sixteen but the real surprise at the Convention Center around the choice for Tass running-mate on that Front Wall Street scored. A victory with veteran congressman. James Sherman of New York a big business conservative the nineteen o eight. Republican convention was the first time in American history that a political party used a preference primary a process where voters directly decided the presidential nominee of their party. The introduction of the primary system had largely been the work of the Progressive Movement. Over the course of the early nineteen hundreds. The states had moved away from the top down convention model and towards the primary model system. Progressives felt was more democratic in these preference primaries convention delegates were required to vote for the candidate who had won the primary election in their state critics though accused Teddy Roosevelt of scheming behind the scenes to fix the outcome. One scorned presidential hopeful said no administration in the history of this government ever gave more flagrant example of political control of delegates than was brazenly flaunted in the face of the public at the Convention of one thousand nine hundred eight still in the eyes of most Republicans. The Taft Sherman combination was a unity ticket. Taft with his backing from Teddy Roosevelt would make them more progressive wing of the party. Happy Sherman would pacify the conservatives with a unified Republican Party. Democrats would have their hands. Full come November as they geared up for their democratic national convention in July of Nineteen Thousand Eight William Jennings Bryan would seek to unite his party behind the idea. That the Taft Sherman Alliance was the Wall Street ticket that Brian was the candidate of the people.
"taft" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"In late August of nineteen ninety six just a few weeks after the Brownsville incident William Jennings Bryan the forty six year old former congressman from Nebraska. Return from a year long world tour. He arrived in New York City just in time for a political rally in Madison Square Garden. Even two years before the National Democratic Convention William Jennings Bryan was for many the presumptive nominee for his party. His presence in New York was greeted by one. Modern Reiner called the greatest ovation ever given to a private American citizen. Since Brian's departure on his world tour year earlier the political landscape changed quite a bit. Journalists done a commendable job of exposing corrupt corporations newspapers had exposed gross examples of the courts flouting the law for Wall Street's benefits all across the country. The people were growing tired of the status quo in Alabama. A Democrat had recently been elected governor on a promise to free the people from the alien an arbitrary rule of big business specifically the mighty railroad industry from the White House. Teddy Roosevelt had taken steps to curb. Big Business seeking stricter federal regulations over the railroad and meat industry making moves to ban corporate money from the political process though many conservative Democrats Wall Street Republicans in Congress pushed back Teddy's progressive posture made him popular with people. Aligning for change. Still his many missteps including scandals. Like the Brownsville affair left Chinks in his armor and served to weaken William Howard. Taft position for the upcoming election in one thousand nine hundred eight. Additionally Teddy's push for progressive reforms had made him persona non grata on Wall Street as President Teddy had tried to strike a balance between Labor and business. He was perpetually frustrated by this belief on Wall Street that I am a wild eyed revolutionist though Wall Street thought him a radical many progressives thought he was not radical enough William Jennings Bryan sought to used as vulnerability to his advantage. If Teddy and taft or playing for the Middle Brian would play to the left. His first salvo would be on the question of the railroads most powerful industry in the country so powerful that many wondered if the railroads largely public service should be nationalized by the government shortly after arriving in New York. Brian took a progressive position. Telling reporters at the railroad's must ultimately become public property and managed by public officials in the interest of the whole community. If Brian was trying to make room for progressives in the Democratic Party he was running the risk of alienating conservative Democrats in the south many of whom saw Bryan as dangerous man with dangerous ideas like many Republicans in the North. Most Southern Democrats did not support public ownership of the railroads but unlike the Wall Street Republicans their reasons were not purely financial. If railroad were made public the government could infringe on their Jim crow laws and force Weiss to share trains with blacks. This put Brian in a tough spot. If he dug in his heels on the railroad question he would alienate many in the south and without a solid south behind his nomination. He could not win the election but Brian also feared that he could not beat William Howard Taft. Without stealing away a large chunk of progressive voters ultimately Bryant went with politically safe route and resolve not to die in the hill of the railroad question weeks later at a gathering in Kentucky. He told the crowd of Democrats. I've spoken for myself and for myself. Only Brian Promise not to force public railroads into the party's platform but his speeches in New York had clearly shown that Brian wanted to take the traditionally conservative Democratic Party in a new direction. Meanwhile one pro Wall Street. Republican wanted to move his party in a new direction as well and sought to benefit from Teddy Roosevelt handling of the Brownsville affair to position himself as the Republican nominee Ohio senator. Joseph four occur was a politically ambitious man. He had had his eye on the White House as far back the early. Nineteen hundreds initially had hoped to curry favor with President. Roosevelt in hopes of becoming teddy's heir apparent but when Teddy handpicked William Howard Taft fork or turned his back on the Roosevelt Administration and cozied up instead to the fat cats on Wall Street in the years leading up to the nineteen o eight contest fork or had been looking for an opportunity to pounce on both teddy and taft he found that opportunity in nineteen. Oh six with the Brownsville affair for her had always been a strong advocate for civil rights as a soldier during the civil war. He said that he wanted the war. To last until slavery is abolished and every colored man is made a citizen and has given precisely the same civil and political rights that the white man has still foreigners. Critics accused him of playing politics of using the scandal to bolster his own nomination. Whatever his motivations late in one thousand nine hundred six Fokker went on the attack he pushed for a Senate investigation into the president's conduct passed a resolution ordering war secretary taft to turn over all records related to the affair taff kicked and screamed but was ultimately forced to comply tatty said little in public but privately he was distraught. The timing of foreigners investigation could not have been worse. Teddy was about to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The first American ever bestowed without honor. The BROWNSVILLE affair threatened to orange that achievement and his legacy so in the winter of nineteen await teddy fought back on December nineteenth. He delivered a special message to the Senate in it. He stood by his actions in the Brownsville affair. Point to the army's internal investigation according to the army's findings the men were guilty. So Teddy did nothing wrong. By punishing them and in defending the punishment he doled out teddy pointed to the evidence and the droves a witnesses who testified to the horrific crimes committed by the soldiers teddy chose his words poorly though saying a blacker never stained annals of our army for had previously asserted that dishonorable discharge was too harsh teddy. Insisted the punishment wasn't harsh enough stating the proper punishment from Newton. Years and murderers such as those guilty of the Brownsville. Assault is death for response to Teddy's message on the Senate floor was firm convincing. The soldiers were innocent. There was no evidence against him. There weren't droves witnesses. There were eight an all big. It's not only was Teddy Roosevelt Wrong. But by dismissing the entire regiment on such flimsy grounds the president had potentially violated the law with his powerful rebuttal. Foreigner declared war on Teddy Roosevelt. And William Howard. Taft Teddy was smart enough to see that the rift between him and fork threatened to split the party. And that's flipped my cost William Howard taft the nomination at the Republican National Convention set to take place the following summer so in January of nineteen thousand seven teddy launched another counteroffensive against Senator forder and his friends on Wall Street. This time though the battle would not be fought in Congress. Teddy would take the fight to another front. He would use the press to kill foreigners. Momentum put a nail in the coffin of his presidential ambitions..
"taft" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Democrat William Jennings Bryan had lost the eighteen ninety six and nineteen hundred contests and lost big in eighteen ninety six. He lost by nearly one hundred electoral votes. In nineteen hundred. He lost nearly one hundred fifty. Many Democrats were wary therefore of giving Brian a third shot former president. Grover Cleveland in particular was convinced that a Brian nomination would ensure a Republican victory for president. Teddy Roosevelt handpicked successor. William Howard Taft on election night in nineteen. Oh four teddy. Roosevelt had promised not to seek re election in nineteen. Oh eight almost immediately. He regretted that decision and later confided to a friend. I would cut my hand off right there if I could recall that written statement. Teddy's promise on election night made him an instant. Lame duck president in some respects it hampered his ability to get things done in Washington but it also freed him from any obligation to the conservative faction of the Republican Party and their supporters on Wall Street after his election in nineteen. Oh four teddy push for many progressive reforms. Earning him the label radical but to carry forward Teddy Progressive Legacy his chosen heir William Howard. Taft would have his work cut out for him. The Republican Party was largely split two factions those who supported Teddy's progressive reforms and those Wall Street conservatives who did not in his efforts to appease both wings of the Party. Taff would leave. Open the door for William Jennings Bryan to cast the election of nineteen thousand eight as a contest between the status quo and populism between the wealthy elite and the people this episode thirty one nineteen away taff versus Brian. A significant loser. It's mid August morning. Nineteen O six at Fort Brown military outpost in Brownsville Texas. A long line of black soldiers stand in formation outside the fort's main entrance across from these buffalo soldiers to arm Texas Ranger. Stare them down Captain Bill McDonald and his nephew. Sergeant William McCauley Captain. Mcdonald's steps forward an automatic shotgun grip tightly in his hands. I demand to speak to the officer in charge of this garrison. The buffalo soldiers don't move a muscle. They silently hold their position. Nervous the captain's nephew whispers captain. Maybe we should call for backup but his uncle. Captain MacDonald isn't interested in waiting for reinforcements. The local whites and Hispanics and Brownsville had their differences over the years but they agree on one thing. These black soldiers are menace. Animosity has been building since the black troops arrived in Fort Brown back in July a few days ago. The black troops retaliated with a raid on Brownsville. Or so captain MacDonald believes a White. Bartender was killed a local policeman. Jose Dominguez was shot his arm amputated as a result captain. Mcdonald's investigation revealed that these black troops are responsible so he calls out again. I have in my possession. Twelve warrants for members of this regiment. And I demand to speak to the officer in charge but again no response a soldier stand firm to hell with it. Mcdonald makes a beeline for the fort's entrance. His nephew calls out what you doing. Stay if you want. I'm going inside. Oh God help us colleen. Nervously follows McDonald as he stormed up to the gate. But the soldiers don't step aside so McDonald. Macaulay have to force their way through their formation. Just as they're about to break through captain MacDonald to Rangers. Look up to find Major. Cw Penrose Commander of the Twenty Fifth Regiment. No sense charging how with a bucket of water. Bill follow me inside the commander's office penrose and McDonald's across from each other as penrose pours him drink. Mcdonald gets right down to the business at hand on the order of the judge. You are to relinquish to me the twelve men in your possession. They're not in my possession. Captain they are under my command and I must refuse. You have witnesses. That proved their guilty major. My men are innocent captain on the night in question every last one of them was present and accounted for. That's a lie. Mind your tone captain. Furious McDonald angrily stands. You defy the order of an officer of the court. I don't report to the courts I report to my commanding officers and they report to the president of the United States. I will not turn over my men. Will that be all seeing? No solution captain. Mcdonald's stormed out of the office slamming the door behind the Brownsville affair as it would come to be called potential Roosevelt in the position of serving as judge jury and punisher after the Brownsville raid. Local residents in Brownsville. Blame Major Penrose's regiment of Buffalo soldiers for rate on their town. The army conducted an investigation. It was overseen by Roosevelt's War Secretary and Presidential Air William Howard Taft even in the face of a total lack of evidence. The army concluded that the soldiers were responsible teddy accepted the army's findings as punishment tenny ordered the entire regiment dishonorably discharged. The only a handful of the soldiers were accused. Teddy dismissed all one hundred sixty seven members of the twentieth regiment. But this decision would cost him. You leave a stain on his presidential legacy and who would leave. Open the door for his political enemies.
New York police charge 14-year-old with murder of college student
"Three an arrest in a case that shocked the city police have taken a suspect in the stabbing of a Barnard College student fourteen year old rush on weaver was arrested where he lives in the Taft houses in Harlem he was indicted on second degree murder and robbery charges for the death of Tessa majors are born art college freshmen district attorney Cyrus Vance says there's plenty of evidence against him ranging from scientific to digital to video to his own statements and it's a substantial amount of work was done and the evidence was presented to the grand jury over the course of many weeks with many witnesses contest the majors death gruesome her final words were help me I'm being robbed the court papers say she was stabbed multiple times with a knife piercing her
New York: 14-year-old arrested in connection to murder of NYC college student Tessa Majors
"A fourteen year old is facing murder and robbery charges in connection with the stabbing death of a barn on college freshman in December the NYPD has identified fourteen year old rush on weaver as the person who stabbed Tessa majors to death he was charged with second degree murder and robbery despite his age should be prosecuted as an adult assistant district attorney Matthew bug Dano said he was arrested where he lives at the Taft houses we were able to get him inside the lobby way via his mother and other family members were presses at the time it was no incidents that occurred that mowing garments law of arms or custody Tessa majors was stabbed multiple times including a stab wound to her heart she was a freshman at Barnard College the only other person arrested in this case has been a thirteen year
NYPD: 14-Year-Old Arrested, Indicted In Murder Of Tessa Majors
"Fourteen year old is facing murder and robbery charges in connection with the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman in December the NYPD has identified fourteen year old rush on weaver as the person who stabbed Tessa majors to death he was charged with second degree murder and robbery despite his age should be prosecuted as an adult assistant district attorney Matthew bug Dano said he was arrested where he lives at the Taft houses we would get him inside the lobby way there his mother and other family members were presence at the time it was no incidents that occurred that mowing varmints walk of arms or custody Tessa majors was stabbed multiple times including a stab wound to her heart she was a freshman at Barnard College the only other person arrested in this case has been a thirteen year old
China sees 242 coronavirus deaths, nearly 15,000 new cases in one day
"The fight against the novel coronavirus took a turn for the worse Wednesday night as Chinese L. officials and who a province reported two hundred forty two new deaths and fourteen thousand eight hundred forty new cases of the flu like virus Bruce Taft is struggling to get back to the United States after traveling around Asia right now we know for a fact that we're gonna get physical assessments before we get on the plane to the Philippines worldwide there are more than forty five thousand cases the BBC's Nick beak is in Hong Kong it seems that many more people have been getting the corona virus than we thought send the explanation we're getting from the Chinese state media and also the officials is that what then now doing is there including the number of people who have called corona virus at school without an official test so in other words they bring to see the dog to the doctor's done an X. ray he'll look to that Simpson's and say yes this is coronavirus all those cases and now being included CBS news update on that
Satellites Track Status of Nation's Food Supply
"Have you ever wondered. How much food is growing right now? Across the globe. Satellite data is for the first time giving us nearly real time data. Uh on which trump's are being planted which crops might fail because of climate impacts like drought or disease and how many because of rain for us to being cut down for grazing land. Using this information we can better path famines reduced price volatility and work out how to feed a planet of nine billion people by twenty fifty. That's a WHO small undertaking and it will have huge impacts on everything from water usage to soil health to help us. Navigate is fascinating new science. I sit down with Dr Inbound. Becca Russia the director of NASA's food security and agricultural programmes. Dr Becca Russia is also the CO director of the center of Global Global Agriculture Monitoring Research and the University of Maryland in bow was rented by the US State Department for her work on food security and Technologies winning being the US Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Science Prize Innovation Research and education awarded by the White House's John Holdren the former assistant listen to president. Obama for Science and technology in bows background does in soil scientists in remote sensing and she received a PhD in Geographical Sciences. His from the University of Maryland in bows one of the world's leading experts on using remote sensing for global crop forecasting in addition to being achieved the balance. My cousin and one of my favorite people ever in Bell and her husband Dr Guido Portillo a molecular physicists. have to amazing daughters Natalie and I need it. I caught up with him about last week in Tel Aviv. which is where she was born? Yes born in Israel shortly after moved to the states until I was five and then came back from age five to eleven then moved to Kenya and then moved to the states in one sense cents. I feel very much like an outsider. In a very in another sense I feel very much home like I never left. And it's the first time I bring my two daughters here which is quite emotional for me for to have them here. Seeing where I grew up and a big part of my life and who I am so do you speak Hebrew with them in bow I do. I speak Hebrew with them and so for them. I think it's been An interesting experience to come to a country where everybody speaks what we speak at home and usually nobody else speak so kind of our secret language. So it's been fun to to see them connect and in some way feel very much also that this is part of of who they are two and what things you miss the most about Israel the sun in the winter having twenty degrees in January or end of December the familiarity of people and kind of the directness of people. Anything I missed that I also kind of get confronted with it and in other ways my friends really good friends. Family food vegetables fruit the so Tokyo food food in battle. One of your your light. One of the leading experts in the world on remote sensing in crop prediction. Why full you is is crop and food security such a big issue on a planet which currently has seven and a half billion people on it food security is probably one of the biggest challenges we face in this coming century today day? There's over eight hundred twenty million people food insecure around the world. That number is on the rise again. Due to several reasons one is increasing populations and increasing in demand on meet another big driver's been climate extremes and large droughts as we look forward and and different forecasts predict that we need to increase our food production fifty percent by twenty fifty and there's some variability around that number. But I think some of what's been driving that is one increasing populations to increasing middle middle classes in places like India and China which means there's a much bigger demand for meat. And if you think about the amount of food you need to produce meat versus Vegetarian anti at that obviously has big demands. It's quite an alarming trend and at the same time. Obviously there's a lot of technologies and changes in terms of our production. What we need to do is to be able to increase our food production on the same amount of land? There's not a lot more land that we can really bring into cultivation to meet that demand so that's pretty alarming like increasing food supply by fifty percent by two thousand fifty which is only now thirty years away with how growing the amount of land. How are we going to do that? Part of it is increasing increasing. The intensity of of our captivation of it has to do with the technology of seeds. And I think we're continuing to see increases in yields are low. Not as fast as that was in the past. Some of the big increases we're seeing today is from increasing the number of seasons since I think if you look at Brazil for example with two mays seasons. That's increased tremendously the amount of food. That's being being produced looking at different varieties and more whether it's drought resistant varieties. That's going to get as part of the way there at least to your specialty is helping countries knit together. Analyses of determining what the future food production season is going to look like. Why is that important to know a lot of what I do and try to understand what food production is GONNA be for this current season as it's developing and that's really important because today our world is it's very much globalized interconnected? So what's the quantity of of wheat that's going to be grown in. Russia has an impact not only in Russia but it really has a global impact. Let's really important taft. Transparent information to have global information of how much food is being produced at at any given time that has an impact on how a government decides to to plan their actions. I am policies. It has an impact on humanitarian organisations and trying to forecast where there might be food shortages. And how do you mobilize as soon as possible. and has obviously a big the impact on markets and international food prices given the importance of all that. How did we use to track? Whether it's a country that has a system of farmers. There's reporting everything that they grow in tracking it that way. Various statistical surveys to make sure that there's a statistical representation to that and obviously some countries do a better job at that in a better accuracy and timeliness than other countries. Do I mean the start of satellite monitoring for agriculture. Goes back nearly as early as satellite. Remote Sensing doesn't in general in the seventies and how the US got involved in. This was a big drought in Russia. One of the big wheat production next countries at the time of USSR the US wasn't aware of that drown in that impact and in what ended up happening is the US sold. We'd at subsidized prices. Essentially and then had to fight back in the international markets at much higher prices because there was was a shortage who was I did at Sparta Program at the time that Usda and NASA had together called Lacey and the objective of that really was to try to monitor what was going on outside of the US in the major food production especially we at the time we in corn production and the idea was that satellites were really the only way ah the US could look at other countries in the world getting a sense of what they were producing. And if you look today at what. The vision is for Satellite Remote Sensing and agriculture. It's not all that different. Then when it was over forty years ago. What is different? Today is our capability to finally reach that goal. So you had this vision forty years ago being able to know what another country's crop would yield like what change in satellite so that we now actually have that granular level detail to be able to know with better accuracy. So few do things. One is the quality of satellite data itself the frequency the resolution and resolution. If you think about it is what objects you can discern on the ground from a pixel which is how we look at the imagery. It's the satellite data being open and free at at multiple resolution. New satellites that have come into play both from the European side. Something called the sentinels which today imaging the world at ten meter resolution close to every three to five days which is looked along with land sat satellite for example from the. US giving US close to every three days view the world. So where would you say ten meters just to break it down to that. Means every pick cell is ten meters. That's right it's ten by ten meter resolution. So that means you can can discern quite a lot and if you think about looking at the whole world at ten meter resolution. That's a huge amount of information. And so we've had huge advances in terms of the satellite data also commercial satellite and a lot of cubesats that are going into space which are now giving us close to daily data three-meter resolution and then our compute power to be able to process that kind of imagery and advances in modeling and computational technologies to really be able to utilize that data has been a huge revolution in terms of what we're able to do so go all these lights. NEW ONES IS ACCU- ones. Those are like really teeny little satellites. That are going out. That's right. So they're often termed as shoebox size satellites. They have been sending up in in fleet so I think today. They're close to four hundred or more earth-observing satellites that are called cubesats so the data quality is not as high. They don't have as many spectral bands for example as as some of the other satellites but they're cheap to send up and they've also revolutionized the space of commercial satellite. So those aren't free. They're much more affordable than than they would have been in the past. What are you looking for right? So we're trying to basically look at signals us of crops so one of the things we're trying to understand is where are the crops of the world being grown and there's still huge certainty around that one would think that we would know that very well and And there's still a lot of room for us to improve that second of all is which crops are being grown wear and if you think about it every year that's changing so there's a lot lot of crop rotations and so what that really means you want to be able ideally to know what's being grown in each field during the growing season so that's one of the the big objectives is to be able to classify Within the season where things are being grown to be able to both discern how much of an area is being grown. That's one part of the production equation and the other side is what the yield is going to be and so what we WANNA do. It's really important to have time series of data to look at it through time to look at the volition of the development of crops. But but when you said earlier that we don't actually know where food is being grown. What does that mean if you think about it as a map of where the the world's croplands we have several of those maps but we're trying to continuously increase the accuracy of that? And if you think about crop expansion or changes in where croplands are for example title Brazil and and huge expansion of croplands. There is really important to be able to update that as frequently as possible in particular in in areas where there is a lot of change and we still need better information on where the global croplands are and then more specifically within season a crop type maps.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review
"Star Wars the rise of sky Walker opens in theaters tomorrow the third and final film in the latest Star Wars trilogy the end of the road in so many ways for Star Wars especially for this storyline involving Luke Skywalker which all started with the first Star Wars movie back in nineteen seventy seven which I guess in terms of the Star Wars story is actually the fourth chapter and if you find that a little bit confusing you probably still have absorb some of the famous lines from the movies like use the force or do or do not there is no try or Luke I am your father which I know I know the line is actually no I am your father you can tell I'm sort of like walking a tight rope today because I feel like I have two of the greatest Star Wars fans in front of me right now but outside of that JJ Abrams is the director of the rise of sky Walker and just imagine that kind of pressure he's got the tough job of bringing it all in for a landing as I mentioned chasing Garber and Kathleen Newman remaining they went to a special preview screening of Star Wars yesterday before virtually anybody else they're here live in the studio dying to tell you all about it hello my friends Hey how's it going I feel like I said I don't have any good Star Wars greetings is there a good star was greeting hi yeah Jason is wearing a full tee shirts and has the charger beings Baba bobble head well the characters where's your yak give anything Kathleen you know and it's all in my heart something deep down yeah the forces in me so let's talk about this you get a chance to go to the press screening for the new Star Wars yesterday you guys go to these things all the time dozens even a week Jason where even the jaded film critics of Toronto a little bit excited to see Star Wars I mean look everybody's little **** it only comes of this but I think this is actually pretty good to go into this film with a certain level of trepidation I think that if we go in sort of too excited him to sort of objectivity we should be open to its terms I think that a lot of the film critics don't Nestle do that all the time but I think that most people when I'm with the appropriate level of a mix of objectivity in slate excitement of their there for an event Kevin were you excited I was very excited I got there a little bit later than Jason and I felt a little bit of the excitement but once the movie started it was dead silent like this is not a spoiler but when Landau courtesy and gets on screen for the first time Billy Dee Williams I lost my mind and everyone else is like silent which is what it's about which is a huge advantage I mean that like obviously leasing again with public and this is very much I mean it's like man to man the phones at Taft if you see them press for him to kind of a miserable experience you just have to get used to that but a film like this if you're ever going to see this movie theater on the big screen the because you can with an audience to get in the indictment so let's do it I can tell you I can hear you yelling your radio right now Jason I'll start with you Star Wars the rise of sky Walker how was fine suddenly I called the crime you went on Twitter for those over and it look let's let's be one hundred percent clear this is kind of the second and a half ending we've had we had returned the jet I which ended everything and we had episode three which was supposed to end everything Lucas's and then kind of the last job I had a great ending it's like the work done that of those you should go see it I'm not going to worry about it was the last movie that the the universe was going to be bigger and that we weren't going to be focused on the small story and then within us there was the whole notion that the myth of Scott Walker would continue as you see the kids playing with action figure and the kid who picks up the broom with a force you realize that this is not something that's patcher or matrilineal that is going to be bigger than this one little family we did have a question that comes by way remember these characters you really left we're gonna bring those back and focus entirely on that I'll make the story in some ways smaller so it's galactic in scope and yet smaller narrative scope and that is it's doing what it's supposed to do he was hired to do a job which the cap off this saga and it does it and it's fine but that makes it a little bit less interesting a commitment let's get into that in a second Jason says fine Kathleen I mean I think shockingly Jason I kind of agree here I'm I liked it I was very entertained I had a good time even with the jaded critics who were not like matching my energy level I agree that it's not great there is a fine as to what I do think that there's there's a little bit of like a course correction and that they seem to be doing with the last chat I so yeah he JJ made the world a little smaller and really abandon some of the really interesting stuff that Ryan Johnson had set up in the last chat I which is frustrating and makes it not a great movie I think he was trying to please everybody and trying to please those fans that were so upset at the last I and in doing that the narrative suffered and it's also just trying to be a lot try to be a lot of things to a lot of people and then I think it is in any of those things to anybody for example are two foot to a deep in the weeds and lord knows I cut but the way the blade of grass scene six so when I saw the fact that was not mentioned I'm a little upset and the deal is that let people think that this was structured that they knew exactly we're gonna beat I mean they always talk about Lucas having these twelve movie idea sort of written out for some of these are complete stripped away from looks as vision bat that goes without saying but what happened was JJ wrote the the force awakens as an empty are there was no ending there's going to jail just fantastic to look at openings right everybody knows that what has what he's really good at is setting the stage not traded endings hi everyone also knows self admittedly I mean he got in all those interviews actually talks about how this was going to be real tons of room because then he never was supposed to direct the film right other directions where involved actually like a so the deal is that when he wrote the first film they didn't know where it was going to go and it was one of those hand off it's like I'm going to set up the stage hand it off to you and you're going to finish this the second verse of the song that's what Ryan Johnson does run Johnson took all these ingredients and did something for many of us super interesting in super a complex and did essentially ministry talked about what is it to be found the end of of the force awakens is ray handing a lightsaber Luke Skywalker legally saying let's go and the opening shot of last chat I is illuminated at one yeah the last film the film after that episode eight is Luke Skywalker take fully superimposed over shoulder in other words I've been handing off the story to you and Ryan's first thing he does like let's not worry about this story that's not the interesting thing the interesting thing is getting into the nature the metaphysics of the deeper stuff but the force this film goes okay I can't remember the last thing you said okay we're not going to worry as much about this stuff remember these characters you're like let's get him together with all gonna be the same ship they're all gonna gonna ventures together but I want to point out the Kathy when you say that JJ Abrams who has had the incredibly unenviable task of trying to finish Star Wars trying to and Star Wars I I want to really highlight there that is an unenviable task it's even if you're not great even if you're amazing endings try ending the greatest film franchise in history so how does it do Kathleen as an ending to the Star Wars story that we now I mean I thought it was satisfying it's an it's an ending and it answers a lot of questions and as we know Los fans I feel you like we know that change is not answering questions and doing and ray yam asset is flying in and I think that this is just whether you like this ending and the answers that they give you but they give you answers and they give you a very definitive ending and you know some people already have set hi stag JJ Abrams is over party was trending on Twitter yeah it's I mean no one's gonna be happy about anything but I think that he did a good enough job I was entertained and it is it like a nice wrapped up and is it is no one going to be happy with this look at there's always gonna be people upset about this because we care right through well for lots and lots of reasons to ours is pretty fundamental to popular culture and the people have a vested interest and they have in a typical fan communities not everybody but a very vocal minority believes they have ownership over these characters and when they want things to go at a certain way this feeling as for this film actually goes towards a certain direction of giving them what they want and then they end up not wanting what they will think that they wanted that's one thing but I will say that these two fundamental things about changing his his course one lens flares you dialed the heck down with one foot above is one thing I'm like okay I I love that you love letters was god bless you but there's a big thing is he's a red herring you talk about lost as he's a guy who like put a shark and have a logo on a shark and they only got this has to mean something smoke monster has to mean something that's just his step he's trying to trick you a little bit and this film would be much more interesting of those red herrings were not red herrings but actually things that happened so what happens is he consistently in this film gives you something and it's one of those moments the other two phones have moms like oh my god you can do that all my god you can shoot a laser blast haven't hang in the air that's kind of cool all my god you can take a ship and light speed through another ship I never thought you could do that and this film every moment but there was like oh my god that's don't know let's start back that isn't what you think it was ha ha ha I'd something I went I was gonna say second I was going to say that I thought that was but it was it was actually the opposite of this but it makes me really excited to watch it to figure out what the red hearings are and and or not yeah that's not as well as a good teams but I will say that some of those those on inspiring moments that you felt like we're missing I felt them I felt like I was a kid again watching some of this these action sequences and some of that the lights ever seen her so beautiful and big and yeah will transfer to transport you back to your child because I was going to ask if we what we talked a little bit I should stress to set this up by the way I'm I'm speaking which is a corporate Cathy Newman remaining ever talk about the new Star Wars movie rise of Scott Walker what to do right I think the cast is so strong and I think that Jason alluded to it but putting them together like you've got Oscar Isaac daisy Ridley and John by a guy as fan PO and ray and they're together for most of the film and that is a
White House Says Phase 1 Of Trade Deal With China Is A Big Win
"The trump administration says phase one of a trade deal with China is secured. It is done. We don't yet know everything that's in the deal but the president said China has agreed to make massive purchases says of US agricultural products US trade representative Robert Lighthizer told CBS's face the nation on Sunday. That the deal will nearly double. US exports to China over the next ext two years. Here's what's in writing. We have a list that will go manufacturing agriculture services energy. And the like there'll there'll be a total for each one of those overall. It's a minimum of two hundred billion dollars. Keep in mind. By the second year we will just about double exports exports of goods to China if if disagreement is in place so the administration is characterizing. This as a big win. But is it Robert. Daily of the Wills Wilson Center or is here in studio with me. He's a scholar on us. China relations and he also served as a US diplomatic Beijing. Good Morning Good Morning. Our president trump said from the beginning that he wanted China A to change the way it does business with the United States. He wanted big structural changes to the way it deals with a I P intellectual property technology transfer. Does this agreement do that. This agreement doesn't treat any of those big structural issues including intellectual property and the Chinese government support to state enterprises. We're not not there yet. So what does this. What does this deal do in this deal? China has agreed to buy more from the United States agricultural products but other other products as well the exact the numbers are somewhat in debate of the US administration saying forty to fifty billion annually total in agricultural products China is indicating. It's more like thirty two. So there's some disagreement there and in exchange for more purchases China. Get some Rollback of American tariffs. They're still tariffs in place. But about one hundred twenty billion in In Chinese exports. That were taft. In September the tariff on those will go from fifteen percent to seven point five percent then there was another tranche of tariffs that was to have gone into to affect over the weekend on one hundred sixty billion in Chinese imports. Those have been postponed. Why did this deal happen now? It happened I think largely usually for political reasons on the American side reasons that were well understood by China and therefore gave it more leverage on October. Eighth Larry cudlow Lawrence could low. Who is the director? The White House Economic Council had a meeting with President trump at which he brought in some outside economists who explained that going down the path of imposing all scheduled tariffs might be recessionary and it would also make the costs to American consumers undeniably clear in a way that could have an impact on his reelection chances in twenty twenty and it appears that from the time of that meeting early October the administration was Gogo. Wanted something that could be called a deal and it also worked out well such the last week it could be engineered to coincide with the passage of the US NCA NAFTA to deal between the United States Canada and Mexico so in the week in which Joie the articles of impeachment went forward president trump was also able to present himself as a great deal maker to two big wins as so to speak on trade. I mean a question. It seems worth asking given that economists came in and told the president like listen. This is hurting people. It's GonNa hurt people Could we have had the same deal with China twelve months ago. There's there's considerable evidence that we could have. China made an offer to purchase a comparable amount of agricultural products back in two thousand eighteen. So with this deal we have to ask what's in it. We don't really really know yet. And there's disagreement. Chinese leaders have announced in China that the United States has already agreed to gradually eliminate all tariffs. That came out as part of the trade war for ambassador. Lighthizer has said No. There's no such agreement so both sides are telling domestic audiences. What they want to hear? What's in it? What will China actually do you? And what would China have done anyway. Because China continues to reform its economy. We talked to Texas farm bureau President Russell Bain. And here's what he said about this trade deal. It should just help the price of commodities the jury's still out on how much roughly thirty percent of farm income is from exports in the United States so Anytime you have someone. As big players China that gets back in the market tariffs or or removed. It's just a good thing. It's just a good thing he says which which for him for agricultural producers is true but we should say this trade war cost this country a lot over the past two or so years? Will this deal make up up for that by the numbers. Well certainly not in the first year. Americans have already paid eighty eight billion dollars in tariffs and those were paid by American importers and in some cases passed onto American families to the tune of about an average of one thousand dollars per family in addition to eighty eight billion. We have paid American farmers twenty eight billion in subsidies subsidies to compensate for their losses. So this has been very costly and we don't know where it moves going forward. The United States and China are still an intent increasingly contentious relationship and decoupling on the tech side On some commodities and possibly on the financial side is still ongoing. So this is a pause at best pause at best Robert Daily of the Wilson Center. Thank you so much for being with us today thank you.
CPS Runners Get Go-Ahead To Compete In State Finals
"It's the Illinois high school association that wants to bar CPS cross country athletes from competing at state because they didn't compete at regionals they couldn't compete at regionals because of the teachers strike and the state appellate court says it will rule on the Illinois high school association's court filing but not until next week in other words after the state meet this weekend giving athletes like eighteen year old city party got from Taft high school the go ahead to compete to think that after all this I'll be able to find the right the IHSA says we remain respectful to the courts and will continue to follow the timeline they set forth we're excited the spotlight can now return to where it belongs on the student
Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death
"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going
'Borderlands 3' voice actor turned down role because Gearbox ‘wouldn’t go union’
"One on the report why Troy Baker isn't in borderlands three this is Kirk Kirk mckean over vg twenty four seven. If you remember we're of course do this whole Brouhaha for months. Now Randy Pitchford was asked on twitter. Hey is going to be reese. Randy said no troy turned down in Troy. I didn't turn it down. You guys said No. There's been back and forth. It's been ugly here's Kirk at VGA twenty four seven. We recently got a chance to talk to Baker during a fan event for wrestler replay. Let's play series the actor host alongside the other Troy Baker Nolan north. I love that during our chat he was openly disappointed that he didn't get a chance to play reese again in Borderlands Orlands three quote so they came to me and they were like do you want to do this. Baker explained which I said absolutely and then they made it impossible for me to do the role. It had nothing to do with money money. It had nothing to do. It had nothing to do with money. It had nothing to do with money. They just simply would not go about doing it the way that we needed to be done so then it it was like I never said no gosh I I worry Detroit. No he was talking to a reporter. It sounds like he's had a retro replay thing with Guinness just sitting there talking we we asked Baker to clarify what he meant by this scheduling conflicts or something else quote no it was simply a matter that they wouldn't go union. He replied and I can't do a non union union GIG without getting too deep into the weeds of that we had long conversations about this. We always knew going into it that this was going to be the thing they're gonNa take these characters and put them from put them from the tales from the series from telltale into Borland's proper. I've been waiting for this call. They were like do you want to do this and I said yes. They never they never because they would never move from that position. I'm not mad is invariably a complicated different. I'm sorry it's invariably a completely different different character but it's still sings stings fuck. It's hard to read quotes that are like just talking yeah. When it's a prepared quote we all go this garbage quote or a written word in general but when Choi's they're they're doubling up sentences over jabbing now the fun little kind of funny thing that we can do that but I want? I was going to bring in Chad's question because I think there's interesting. relation dossier Chad wrote in to Patriot dot com slash Kinda Funny Games says morning folks with the reveal this morning that Baker as a sack after member couldn't minute reprise his role of reese in Borland's three because gearbox wouldn't go union. Do you think this is something we'll see more of. Do you think this now becoming such a high profile story will before the hands of publishers to allow voice actors to unionize. I also wonder how often this happens. Considering it took one of if not the most popular voice actors sorry known to to make a headline that said I love the solitary solidarity intrigue continues to demonstrate that he is one of the kindest humans lot also. Let Your Voice Actors Union is Randy what the fuck cheers so yes. I already know where you're going with. This is an interesting story. If you all remember we hear kind of funny didn't animated series called kind of funny the animated series in episode one principal Christopher Walken it was played by Donna Troy Baker and the idea of course is that that'd be reoccurring character throughout throughout the entire run of the animated series well on top of that he was going to play two characters. He was gonNA play the principal. He was also gonNA play Troy who was like the Guy Oh I do. Remember who was a character in the show that just doesn't ever have voice yeah and the reason he doesn't have a voice is he's a Wendy's boyfriend. I remember that yeah I'd beef with Troy and we we we did a he pulled favor. I totally which is a gal do fucking voice view. He ended up getting kind of in trouble for it. It was more of a slap on the wrist. If you can't be doing that Shit so dr like hey we want to do the whole like series a kind of social. Whatever the hell it was at that point we had to go through his people and he didn't want to be that way he was he's like dude? I want to do this. Let's make it work but us us especially back then be the people we were. We got maybe two steps into that process and we're oh man it's complicated and it's going to require not too much money but the way that the money had to go was too complicated for what we were set up for gearbox they can handle that shape this and nothing that's of course the argument to be made here right is that kind of funny in the spare bedroom at the kitchen table and nick riding on these scripts was not the same as gearbox however there's a lot of different stuff going on here. Remember that when the David eddings lawsuit stuff was happening right and he was saying he that when he got replaced as claptrap this is a similar thing right that he left left in some he he worked at gearbox did the voice of claptrap and didn't get paid extra because of it. That's not the payment thing. I don't know anything about that other than what eddings has talked about publicly but that's still seems to be the case with how they do the voices in general right after the troy thing happened. I wondered if it was this based on what had happened with us. We obviously we had never had that kind of sag work a conversation before because we never did something like that before so it'd been so much time between borderlands two boroughs three I wondered after this happened with Troy was a union thing and then on top of that. I wonder how that would affect one actually burch who of course tiny team in the game is in the game. It is actually on the economy com slash wrong if I'm wrong about that doing tiny Tina's voice like I was wondering how she got around it because that's the other thing within the union ship makes everything so complicated. No longer on unions do a lot of great. I'm good. I'm not saying they're bad but I know like when I go and do the Lego Games because I'm not union. I have to do Taft Hartley Agreement. That's something weird like I. There's like paperwork on top of paperwork that is like we're bringing this person in because he s voice because of x y and Z yeah and so you know it's this weird thing of also talking to an extent here but for a long time not forever a longtime telltale didn't use SAG after voice actors obviously towards the end the change we're talking about in the borderland right here troy's in that obviously laurabeets in that all that but I remember and I'd have to go look at it now. There's there's something different about the credits where if you look through the credits of a telltale game where they use both union and non union they get credited in different ways interesting. There's so many intricate streak. I can't even talk to complications to use voice sag person or a a union voice actress nonunion voice actor that I I do wonder what this means for. How gearbox does it? You know I think chat ask in general I don't think so because I don't think this is something that happens often in many ways we've talked about. I think it is automatic. I'd imagine this happening all the time. I mean if it happened to us. I'm sure it's happening all over the place that you just don't hear about it because most people don't have podcast that years later the randomly telling the story sure you know but I think were going just different uh-huh directions with this one I'm saying I wonder how much this happens in terms of AAA Games. That's what I'm
Longshoremen union local's president charged in NY with bribery
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"taft" Discussed on We The People
"Great note to end on to pay tribute attached remarkable children his daughter helen taft becomes president of bryn mawr incredibly distinguished scholar of history another son charley taft is mr cincinnati the repeated governor of cincinnati the robert taft is mr republican the most influential senator of the twentieth century who becomes the leader of the 'isolation est wing of the republican party in contrast to is in our and the more internationalist wing tafs greatest legislative achievement is the taft hartley act which forbids secondary boycotts that is boy cots by against all who do business with a company that's being boycotted in the first instance and secondary boycotts had been the crusade william howard taft opposed both as a judge and as president and finally chief justice and there's a complete poetic symmetry in the idea that his son forbade them in federal law but it so in that sense the son was directly inspired by the father just as william howard taft had been inspired by his own father so the taft family really has this beautiful gacy filial piety and also electoral achievement from father to son to grandson adapt to great grandson and the overwhelming legacy is that of public service and of devotion to country above party and another reason to admire the tafs in these polarize times jeff it's been a great pleasure to talk to you about the book almost as great as it was to read the book so i suggest that that you all do that and then tell your friends about it as well thanks for writing it thank you so much for coming to see and thanks to all of you.
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"Underappreciated talent further vindicating your you had that's the right agit of the most under appreciated constutional figure since george mason following up on your reference to the chamber of commerce there's an observation here that taft was influenced by william sumner who taught view of economics that we would describe as laissez faire nearly like an payan round what did the founders madison and so on say about too little structure and too much chaos of his lese fair before the founders say taff did study with if not sumner social darwinist at yale who took that position but at his yale commencement address he said society has moved beyond the extreme fair attitude and now recognizes the need for antigen government to meet the needs of society so he was neither a extreme libertarian nora anything like a big government progressive he was a pragmatist who believe in liberty and that's why he said the goal of government is to be as efficient as possible while meeting the needs of the people and preserving liberty so that was his view what were the founders i you can do this better than i but you know ranging from the libertarianism of jefferson to the monarchism of hamilton the republicanism of madison there was a sophisticated mix among the framers but none were libertarians in sumner sense and to learn more go check out the scrape downstairs i have to get your train so this is the last question enough to i think how did taft life influence the career of his son robert taft kim senator majority leader.
"taft" Discussed on We The People
"I have an idea but i don't want to keep jinx myself by revealing it so let take thank you okay all right to keep aren't keeping your shouldn't say maybe someone little siamese something else and all i will i'll think long thank you more questions okay thank you someone is collecting more i don't know okay okay all right mrs g baker from iowa city rights interesting president taft ever express any opinions on lincoln's presidency and how he went about freeing the slaves and to recognize our nation's racist heritage taft was a devotee of quality and african american calling of affonso taft to afonso left his law library inscribe something to judge taff the only man of his time we're actually believed in the equality of african americans and taft committed to that principle he supported african americans who were on strike and he did not share the racial prejudice woodrow wilson for example who has shameful legacy but taft on lincoln was mostly taft was devoted to lincoln as are most constitutional president and he was so impressed that lincoln always insistent on constitutional justification even for his extra constitutional actions taft notes in our chief magistrates powers that will link it although lincoln suspended the rid of habeas corpus which congress gives the power to do because of the exigency of wartime lincoln insisted on going back to congress once the emergency past and convincing congress to endorse his suspension so taft gave that as an example of how lincoln always acted within the constitution as much as exigency allowed and i think he was inspired by lincoln's constitutional sample.
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"Elevate charles evans hughes he elevates of justice white not not byron white your sister cynical strategic so strategic it's such an amazing story he's as you say he's but he's got to appoint a chief justice and he says when he signs the commission it's an irony that i urine so much to be chiefs should be signing the commission of one who will take my place was very transparent about his thoughts is about two point charles evans hughes as a young dynamo governor of new york will go on to run for president and alarmingly will probably outlive taft so taft calls hughes from the white house when choosing on his way dressing for the interview and calls off the interview and instead he appoints edward douglass white a sixty five year old southern democrat whose only qualification for this bewildering appointment is that he's likely to die time for taft to take his place so points white chief justice sir about ten years in goes on but he refuses to expire and taft is constantly checking in on stop by in washington how you doing are you feeling you know to like a little more cheese and white just perseveres and shows no signs of retiring to test distress happily for taft white unexpectedly drops dead of heart attack right at the moment when taft is beginning to despair and then president harding has to appoint a replacement and then there's this tense moment when harding dithering and he's thinking of appointing someone else and thankfully for taft he's enjoying a bipartisan revival of popularity both because we'll sony internationalist like his support of international courts and his role during the war revive's his pro labor credentials and faces his reputation as the father of injunctions so he's nominated by harding and confirmed by overwhelming majority and what an amazing fulfillment of this lifelong dream ever since his father when he was in his youth and told him to be chief justice greater to be president.
"taft" Discussed on We The People
"Velde a suit against standard oil which roosevelt had blessed as president and roosevelt believe taft had tacitly endorsed too but by bringing the suit taft embarrassed roosevelt deeply because it suggests that roosevelt had been duped by blessing a merger to placate jp morgan who he thought was saving the country during the crash of nineteen hundred seven and roosevelt's sister baiming roosevelt said taff original never forgave half for bringing the suit but taft believe that the law required and that's why he did it and that combined with a few other firings sever their relationship so judge ginsburg is one of the most distinguished antitrust experts in america you ton antitrust law school and you've had many important cases about it who's view of antitrust was more persuasive well i think frankly i would side with taft here the the regulatory approach is ultimately of expressed in the creation in nineteen fourteen of the federal trade commission more or less along the lines of you just describe for the proposed bureau corporations and if you see the building outside the the ftc in washington there is someone strong figure is big sculpture in concrete of restraining what would seem to be a wild horse which is business or maybe it's a pair of horses quite dramatic so anyway the litigator approach strikes me as having been much more productive over the years the ftc is from time to time taking more regulatory approach that's out of favor gun now because of a lot of untold consequences when government agency becomes a regulator without a specific mandate from the congress what how to regulate it what exactly to do when i was the justice department running the trust division we we were ministering the decree involving the breakup of at and t we had the judge greenwood get a petition from one of the broken up companies that they want to go into some new business he would ask the department we had a whole staff of people evaluating whether it'd be competitive for them to we were a little a little fcc ftc altogether and it was totally inappropriate role for a law enforcement agency so.
"taft" Discussed on We The People
"The white house where roosevelt and is there with taft and nellie and he puts his hand on tap heads and says i am a seer and i'm looking into the future and i see a crown will it be the justice ship or the presidency make justice ship says taft make the presidency says mrs taft continues but you know he roosevelt picks him as his hand picked successor staff to such a great number two banney so efficient he doesn't rigo he carries out roosevelt's wishes whereas is just pure act as henry adam said of roosevelt and taft creates the administrative apparatus in the philippines in cuba and building the panama canal that makes it possible for roosevelt to achieve all of his ends and then it becomes president and roselle has questions about right after that quote i began by reading about the storm roosevelt goes home and tells a journalist friend taff till do okay but he's weak sort of suspected the tap didn't have the instinct for popular leadership that he did and then of course the relationship tatters over this unexpected series of events leading to one of the most dramatic breaches of a friendship and all of american history there's something missing or or mysterious anyway in this account particularly about his declining twice they offer it to go on the supreme court the thing he wanted most in life comes to him fairly young age and he declines twice and you say well he was enjoying the popularity of being governor of the philippines but he says repeatedly and you quote him later on this i would never wanna play a popular part i would never do anything to play a popular part unlike tr who catered to the public and was able to motivate rally the troops to have those not very good at that and didn't aspire to be good at that and you attribute his twice declining the appointment to being popular the philippines you're right to press on that point and that quotation that you call our tension to a central i will not play a part for popularity.
"taft" Discussed on We The People
"Tafs final words he can barely speak he also has a sort of stroke and he's carried to the car from union station and and spy figure henry pringle says the occasional darling escaped his lips he's kind of thinking of his wife they were very close but she was a tough customer always withholding approval like father and perhaps that's what spurred him against his instincts to higher and higher achievements i think his closest friend theodore roosevelt a similar relationship trying to be trying to please tr he is he is you say lionize tr idolizes him and is such an effective administrator you were right to note his administrative achievements that tr considers him the indispensable aid and points him secretary of war and he's appointed by mckinley to be governor of the philippines and rose wants him back to be on the supreme court and taft so much wants to print court seat but it's the only administrative task ever successful in and he's so popular in the philippines that when he threatens to leave there's a popular demonstration the filipino people crying out karen moss taft we want taft they're marching in front of the presidential palace they're so appreciative of him for creating an education system and writing a constitution that he will luckily gives up the supreme court seat and roosevelt crossley says all right stay where you are i understand cav you but roosevelt says only i could clone you there could be one could be chief one could be on the court and one can be secretary of war and another could be chief administrator and then there's this great moment in.
"taft" Discussed on We The People
"Dad but then the combination of his father's conditional provable and also his wife's provoke yeah that's a lot to deal with w i think wanted him to be president before he before they were married ambition for him nellie taft goes to the white house under president harrison when she's a young woman before she's out as debutante and she so in trance by the glamour of washington that she goes home in ohio and tells friends someday i will marry a man who will be president of the united states so i can go back to the white house and she was single minded in this devotion she marries taft he wants to stay on the bench she's constantly pressing into advance in his career and strategizing with him as he moves ahead and she's also withholding approval from him and he says sort of plaintively you're so cross with me i try to be good but anger even though i know you love me all the same she's deeply intelligent they read trollop together they fund for their love of books when they're according and he so devoted to nellie that when she chiefs her i'm brian and teams the white house and it's just at the top of the world just after several months in the white house she has a tragic stroke when they're on the presidential yacht and when taft learns of her condition he looks like a great wounded animal according to his aid archie buddy so distressed about his beloved wife and she's seriously disabled and he tenderly nurses her back to health teaching speak again saying they're just say the that's that's better drawing i know you can do it spending hours every day tending to her and finally she recovered some of her speech so it's incredibly poignant and tragic that she wanted so much to attend the white house's on able to enjoy the fruits of this achievement whereas he spurned it is sort of burden with the whole thing but yes they were devoted to each other and when he dies.