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Fresh update on "trump administration" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"The side of the U.S. Constitution, America first. Welcome back to America first, one on one with Tom Holman. Okay, so we've got the question of what do we do with the illegals in the country? No, we know. I just said 600,000 releases 400,000 gallery. There's a man right there. Yeah, right here. And you're not going anywhere. So are we flicking switches back? Are we rebuilding the wall, putting the Mexico? I mean, has it gotten to such a crisis point that we're going to have to need new tools to put the basic policy back in place. I was asked for the day. What would you do to fix them? I said, they gave me the power to fix it. I bring Mark Morgan Steve Miller back. I says us three guys were fixing a week. How are you going to do that? We're going to reestablish every policy that Trump had and we've already done it, does the plans off and make it work? They worked. So we re estate again. Now, and the neighboring nations would say, okay. No, but they'd be supportive because it makes them worse. Of course, they put Wednesday push back, we do a president Trump. It told Mexico. You know, you know, it's against the law Mexico, the traffic and women and children. President Trump is in fortune laws. If now, turf the hell out of you. Guess what? They came to the table. It was a sad because the country in Mexico and the countries El Salvador guatema Honduras Gerard agreements, they did more secure the U.S. border than U.S. Congress did. Which is sad when you think about it. But people always, what's going to do right now? Well, first, I don't think he can wait for 2022, even though 2022 is important. We got to keep doing what we're doing with you. I keep showing the vitamin administration. But I won't do my part and keep suing what the average listener you're listening to do. You can call your Republican congressman and senator say, why are you sitting down talking about the infrastructure Bill? Why are you sitting down talking about the budget? You guys should be boycotting every meeting, every minute of Democrats and so they fix this national security crisis on the border. 17 U.S. Republican senators voted for infrastructure Bill. They got their heads in their bus. If they really care about the safety and security of this nation, they say, you know what? We'll talk about the infrastructure Bill when you show me. Show me two things that you're doing a slow to flow. Right now, they can't show you one thing. This administration has done to slow the flow. I like that. What is your message to your former colleagues at Iceland and CBP and DHS? Hang in there. That pencil is swing back. I think American people are beginning to open their eyes what's going on here. Look, I don't care what position is that immigration. This is more than immigration issue. This is a public safety issue. Because borrowers are arrested 10,000 convicted criminals, including 50 54 convicted murderers, immigration crisis, humanitarian crisis, public safety crisis, public health crisis, and most importantly, a national security crisis. So the men and women ice and Bordeaux, I love it every one of their finest 1% in this country has that pension swing back and forth. And I'll tell you this. President Trump comes back. He wins. Tom Holman comes back. We'll fix it. I can't wait. You heard it here first. I actually met with the president to reach me. I told him, you come back, I come back. Well, I'm about to take a game on. I am about to see the president to make my own personal recommendations for the personnel system for the second Trump administration and there's no question who's going to be in charge. Mark and Tom are going to get the call and we're going to secure the border in the meantime, just a small token of our thanks to he always comes in studio. He's a great American. He's going to get one of our America first hats. Thank you, buddy. And God bless you. Let me say this. God bless you. We're busting our bus to fight back in this, but I appreciate shows like yours who are telling the American people of the truth. We need more people like you. We need more shows like this. I'm a one guy show, right? I can talk on a network and talk about, but you reach a whole different population. We got to keep this up. You got to keep the pressure on. All the American people are too so I appreciate what you've done for the men and women of ice in the blog job. God bless your Tom keep doing it. And let's roll on 2024. Wherever you are, dear Friends, keep your head on a swivel. Watch your 6. Pull the line, never give up, never give in. And stay frosty..
Why Do We Continue to Buy From China?
"As you were saying earlier I don't understand why Americans by any products made in China for a long time Checked out products to see where their manufactured and a lot of times you just can't tell it because it says distributed by and it's a country in America to company in America So I thought there was a lot point where it had to be printed on the packaging of the product To tell you where the country is large and manufacturer was but apparently I haven't seen that I don't know if that was under the Trump administration But I do not buy any products in China by the Mexico Vietnam I'll buy them in product because that's what I have to get But I mainly look for products made in the United States I don't understand why Americans would buy products for I agree with you Part of the problem is like certain drugs because they have certain elements in China that we don't have certain material that we don't have I mean in the ground and so forth There is no escaping it But in terms of basic manufacturing you're a 100% right and Washington talks about this now You know the first one to talk about this was Trump Washington never talked about this but they talk about it now And here's the problem the Chinese have bought off so many of our institutions including politicians Look at swalwell Look at Pelosi Look at Feinstein He's only going to hear from him anymore Look at these colleges and universities with these Confucius Institutes Look at a Hollywood and how much money China has in the movie industry And then you look at our products too They have they have spread like a virus like a poison throughout the society And the one guy trying to put the brakes on it was Donald Trump and I think to some extent that's why they tried to take
YouTube Keeps Trying to Shut Us Down
"But YouTube twice now has shut us down. They've banned Sebastian gorka for life. Doctor gorka, former Trump administration official, terrific radio host. Great writer, great voice. Solid conservative YouTube banned him. Forever. Now, what are his crimes? I guess they're the same crimes we had. We played a Trump cut a few weeks ago. They talked about election integrity. Can't do that. YouTube doesn't tolerate that. They took us down, said we were guilty of election misinformation. Before that, we played the clip months ago of an Atlanta school board mom, railing against the mask mandate. All we did was play the clip. YouTube took us down. We were guilty of COVID mission. They don't tolerate any other point of view. And it's sickening, but it's a tough position to be in because as our company is pouring money and investing into this TV product, which we think looks pretty good. Check it out for yourself. Go to Mike online dot com to watch the stream or rumble? I prefer you're gonna rumble because I like seeing an alternative to YouTube. So watch the show on rumble. But YouTube is short of whether we like or not kind of part of the package.
Trump Justice Department official subpoenaed by January 6 committee
"A former justice department lawyer is among those subpoenaed by the house committee investigating the January capital right Jeffrey Clark was an assistant Attorney General during the trump administration Attorney General William Barr it said the justice department found no evidence of widespread fraud that could overturn the results of the twenty twenty election but Clark lent a sympathetic ear to Donald trump's baseless claims the election results were fraudulent he clashed with superiors during the final weeks of the administration including during a dramatic White House meeting meanwhile some officials involved in organizing and running the rally that preceded the pilot storming of the capital are handing over documents in response to subpoenas at Donahue
Former Trump Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Tries to Hock New Book on CNN
"So right before we get on the air as always I always scroll through social media and elsewhere And I'm looking and I see Stephanie Grisham the old White House press secretary who never gave one briefing and she's on CNN trying to hack a book Of course she worked in the Trump administration She's on CNN trying to hack a book right And it was so pathetic It was so said she's on with the hapless Breonna keeler and John Berman I think maybe 20,000 people watch that show total I think more people watch the commercials on my on my rumble channel on a Sunday at two than are watching CNN at that time right And she's there like I should have left the Trump administration so he wouldn't wear a mask Donald Trump it was so pathetic She's trying to hock a book It's just it's sickening It makes me want to vomit It was so sad to watch someone who proclaimed to be this big strong woman look at me Represent truth and justice and also and she's on CNN begging them for forgetting I should have quit the administration so much sooner And Brianna killer and John Berman are like like it's an inquisition We don't believe you young Stephanie repent more And she's like oh I'm sorry John I'm sorry Hold on Can I get down and genuflect in front of you by Brianna I'm so deeply sorry may I repent for my sins Breonna Oh Brianna please She's talking to two pee pe hoaxers pee pee tape officers who are Hunter Biden hoaxers and she's begging them for forgiveness It's so pathetic trying to hack a book is so sad Have some dignity
Special Counsel John Durham Issues Subpoenas to Law Firm Tied to Clinton, DNC
"Merit dorm John dorm the special counsel He's issued new subpoenas in the probe of the FBI Russia investigation And he's targeting Clinton campaign law firm This is good news It's kind of weird to take all this time and now he seems to be energized but we'll take what we can get This is from national view Brittany Bernstein special counsel John dorm the attorney tap for the Trump administration to audit the Russia investigation as reportedly handed down a new set of subpoenas including to a law firm with ties to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign The grand jury subpoenas now let's just slow down there The law firm is this Perkins cooey And I hope they take a very good look at this guy Mark Elias Who's this svengali in my view behind so much of this Now the grand race of penis for documents were issued earlier this month according to CNN after dorm charge Clinton campaign lawyer Michael sussman for allegedly knowingly making a false statement of the FBI Investigators from the special counsel's office are seeking additional documents from sussman's former law firm Perkins coy That's the firm An indication that door may be looking to add to sussman's charges or to bring cases against other defendants Dormus reportedly investigating with assessment lied to the FBI regarding who if anyone he was representing when he told the bureau about communications between the Trump organization and Kremlin connected Russia bank alphabet Now we know that he was a he was a Clinton Attorney And this was all done intentionally to try to see as much as possible
US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban
"Top Pentagon officials say the collapse of the Afghan government and security forces can be traced to last year's trump administration deal with the Taliban the agreement promised a full U. S. troop withdrawal would Central Command chief Frank McKenzie says had a psychological impact on the Afghan government and the military we set a date certain for when we were going to leave and when they can expect all assistance to him and once president Biden ordered the U. S. withdrawal at April going below twenty five hundred I think was the other sort a nail in the coffin if you will the Kabul government under wraps leading to a quick Taliban takeover last month mackenzie's comments were part of a house hearing where Republicans tried to cast the bite it but inspiration as creating a spectacular failure in Afghanistan while Democrats pointed to mistakes over two decades including the Taliban deal saga regarding a Washington
Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency
"America's top military officer is defending calls to his Chinese counterpart in the trump administration's waning days joint chiefs chairman mark Milley says there was concerning intelligence that Beijing worried about a U. S. attack I know I am certain that president trump did not intend to attack the Chinese Millie told the Senate panel his job was to de escalate so we called the Chinese and told them to stay calm and steady we are not going to attack you some lawmakers have said Millie overstepped his authority and one president Biden to fire him Millie says the calls were fully coordinated with the Pentagon's top civilians at the time Sager make ani Washington
Bill Gertz: Diplomacy in the Name of Appeasement Is Still Appeasement
"Universal is this in terms of the establishment understanding of china. The private sector's understanding of china. And way did it begin. Was it really kissinger. And nixon saying we have to open towards china. Can you give us the general following this for decades. Where did the rot big in. Yes this this process has been ongoing It's the reflection of the internal debate within the us government Specifically involving the climate change fanatics led by former secretary of state john kerry and the more realist policy makers Led by the china's are at the white house. kurt campbell. In the beginning of the biden administration the policy was very close to some of the trump administration's policies As i wrote in my column recently at the united nations joe biden made clear that he's reverting back to the appeasement policies they call it. diplomacy oriented but diplomacy in the name of appeasement is still appeasement. And that's what we're beginning to see. There's some welcome of this new policy on wall street which again has been seeking to do business in china for many years under the idea that if we just trade and do business with this communist state that it would have a modifying influence. It's been another failure. A lot of the wall street executives wanna go to that the banks however many of the us and international banks are recognizing that it's time to pull back from china. That things are going south very quickly there.
Dr. Jeff Barke: It's Easier to Call in a Prescription for Oxycontin Than Ivermectin
"Let's stay here for a second. So i for my sins. I spent Oh my gosh. Almost thirty years in academia prior to joining the Trump administration i. I hate being called an academic But pay reviews was the big deal. Pablo perez was was the choice of The the expression for those inside of academia Peer review dr balki. It's a joke. I mean it's it's a mutual masturbation society isn't it because you're being reviewed by your body's and therefore it's just a collective group think exercise. This isn't unbiased review. By people who have no vested interests these people have viewpoints. They wanna protect and like crazy. That i mean in theory. It makes sense it sort of like a a trial by your peers Theory in theory but what happens at these journals is that they're all like minded people and up. An article comes through. That is a positive article about ivermectin. They're not even gonna look at it. Let alone review it and so it's almost impossible to get publish. Some of these articles that are critical of karma and critical of vaccines. And so yes. You're right it's a you know it. It saddens me to say but these journals and healthcare agencies have become political in nature and they shouldn't be because when that happens what it's it's patients that suffer and so the science has been corrupted. Patients are being injured as a result and listen every single day now when i call in prescriptions for patients as it relates to cove it. It is literally easier for me to call in a prescription for oxycontin than it is for either
Biden slips into political quicksand amid Haitian migrant buildup
"Starting off the show. Tonight we have a discussion about joe biden. Apparently he's doing more deportations than trump specifically deporting more asylum seekers than trump did well. Yeah we don't have the other categories of deportations as the numbers that That we came across. And it's a shocking number. I don't know the entire number. But i have here the us Moved over six thousand. Haitian asylum-seekers from the border at del rio so that's just haitian asylum-seekers just recently with you know the whip's did see that. Oh i saw that very scary stuff. There was ice agents. I guess they're ice. Sported patrol agents. Scroll on horseback whipping people catalyst. Yeah like cadillac. Wrangling them with whips and hitting them with the long whip. It looked incredibly frightening and in and scary to be in that situation with a bunch of armed men on horses attacking people who are just trying to escape the hellish life of living in haiti. And do you think the biden voters expected this to happen because the people on the left like biden love to position themselves as the friend of the immigrants they acted like trump was the worst for immigration and right immigration. I mean right. When joe biden got elected like somebody. I know got a deportation letter. Just and they're telling him oh. It's been a lot worse recently under biden. They told him that his friends sorry like his friends. That like is also a legal immigrant. Types may know some other people like that well according to the same place that you're looking here. It's says twitter account. Aj plus they're citing cnbc saying that biden is using what's called title forty two to expel asylum-seekers without a right to a hearing so you know what asylum is right. Yeah when you leave somewhere that is you're gonna die there or they're gonna put you in prison for the rest of your life or thereafter you for for whatever reason and the numbers here are just shocking. According to cnbc under trump and remember trump had four full years. And we're not even through year number one biden four hundred and forty th over four hundred. Forty thousand people were Were expelled under this title. Forty two during the trump administration and six hundred ninety thousand have been expelled under the biden administration under title forty two so that's a tremendous level of increase because if if biden is able to keep up the same amount over the next three years. Yeah he'd be like twenty four hundred weight. It was six hundred ninety thousand right now so yeah that'd be well over two million people well so you know that is just absolutely horrifying because these people if they are indeed being prosecuted or persecuted. They're going to be sent back to likely their deaths or likely to a prison cell. Yeah it's probably worse for you if you try to leave and then they find out about that absolutely it is. Let's see there's other story here from cnbc biden. Administration appeals judges order. This is from less than a week ago to stop. Expelling migrants under trump era pandemic policies. So there was a judge who said they need to stop using title forty. Two and biden is appealing so this is yet another example of how joe biden is more like trumpy than the trump haters thought. That trump was like people hated trump for all these different reasons and biden has continued trump's policies and crank them up. Yeah my friend. Sent me this weird video of biden today. It was him when he was younger. You know he. He's always been in government office. So i don't know what his title was at the time but he was being interviewed. Probably a senator or something. Yeah and he was saying he was saying. What do people think. I care more about bosnia than haiti because it's white people in bosnia and it's you know black people in haiti and then he just went on and said well if haiti sank into the ocean. I wouldn't care just like that was his answer to that was like what is that supposed to mean. Well i'll tell you clear what it means. It means he has no empathy right to say that about another an entire group of people living somewhere on the planet to say they just if they just all died one day he would have no concern whatsoever for that and you juxtapose that against what he says while he's running for office which is to make himself seem like this all caring. Oh the democrats we care about people that's clearly. Bs tel aviv From penn and teller thought he was going to heal us all with his love. Is that what taylor said. Y- you read that on the show. It was numbered teller's lider new saying let pendulum but tell her was going along with pen from what i could see. So presumably teller didn't disagree otherwise he wouldn't have been in the photo op. Yeah just mixed them up. Sorry according to the story here. Cnbc biden administration appealing. A judge's order to stop using a trump era pandemic policy that allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. So they're using covert as the excuse. The departments for his just cove it. That's why we had to have horseback riders with the because of it. It's just you covered. The department of justice filed an appeal of district. Judge emmet sullivan's ruling thursday bars. The federal government from expelling migrants under the public health law known as title. Forty two sullivan. The ruling to go into effect in fourteen days the appeal is the latest move by the bided administration to address the twenty year high surge of migrants from mexico and central america crossing the border illegally which remains a political flashpoint between republicans and progressive democrats title forty two is first introduced by donald trump in march of twenty twenty over concerns about the corona virus pandemic. It gave the government the power to turn back any migrant caught crossing the border illegally regardless of their country of origin to supposedly stop cove nineteen. So if you had managed to escape from north korea and you made it to the united states which is no easy task. Mind you. it's one thing to get here from haiti or guatemala. Or duress or something. It's a whole other story to get here from north korea. But if he'd managed to and they caught. You did it cover. Nineteen you gotta go back to north korea and you back to north korea where you would certainly either be put into a hellish prison labor camp and then of course all your family members have probably already been put into a prison labor camp. Because that's what they that's how they roll over north korea. If you try to escape or you do something bad. They punish your whole family for it. So you know you're going to prison and it's going to be like the worst possible prison labor camp experience basically on the planet right now if they don't just go right ahead and just summarily execute you but this quote from a man at the border a haitian man with two children. He says the. Us government
Texas Needs to Create a Confrontation With the Federal Government Over Border Crisis
"More complaining about to joe biden. And we know who he is. He is not the president of this country. He has some sort of aims ambitions to china or central america. We've gone into that many different times instead. We need to be solution-oriented. I do not like the politics of complaining. Now if you live in california. I get it. Texas is not california texas hill country. They'll secure the border. The good folks in fredericksburg texas. They won't put up with this at all. We also have to stop caring with the left and the media says about us to relevant play. Cut fifty two. But we want to show you why this camp got so big in the first place at swelled the fifteen thousand saturday morning hundreds of migrants at a time just streaming in from sudani kunia walking across the river and just illegally entering the united states without any resistance from our federal government whatsoever. They crowded on the shore and huge masses. We watched it for five six hours straight thousands coming in and eventually the only thing that stopped it was the state of texas and they literally formed kind of a wall if you will with their patrol vehicles and they stemmed the flow. They formed a wall and they stemmed the flow. Of course there's zero resistance from federal authorities. Federal authorities are under orders from the president to allow an open border society. And this really does open the question. And i've asked this question for the last couple months. And i think we're finally seeing an issue that is exposing how republicans are under prepared to deal with the actual crisis. That's happening in america. Which is how much power to the states. Actually have the federal government postures. They flex their muscles but we saw under the trump administration that the federal government backed down when sanctuary state and sanctuary city measures were passed in seattle in portland and san francisco. Los angeles what texas needs to do is create a confrontation with the federal government and the federal government will back down. Texas is the perfect place to test this out.
The Media Is Positively Complicit in Biden's Disaster of a Presidency
"Maddening is a hell crazed. Do you become when you see how complicit the media is in giving this president today a pass on a daily basis not holding this administration accountable for practically anything after the four years we had to endure of these hyenas and jackals going after the trump administration and everybody in it day in and day after. how how. how hard is that for you personally to witness this ben. Oh my goodness mike. I mean you talk about a contrast over the last four years to what joe biden faces every day. I mean you're right when when we were there in the white house. If president trump so much took less than five questions before leaving the room. This shouts from the press would almost be deafening. You wouldn't be able to even hear what was going on. Because they would continually asking questions claimed that he was ruining or tarnishing the first amendment or or getting rid of press freedom whereas joe biden can't barely be bothered to leave his beach vacation in rehoboth delaware to answer questions for the failures of his administration. it's total projection on the part of the press on the part of democrats. And i think it's so funny. Oftentimes what you see with the left in washington. Dc you know how certain people when they get defensive. They project their failures onto people they oppose. No no one has been more guilty of that than the democrat party with press freedom. I mean you think about for years. For four years mike they consistently accused donald trump of harming freedom of the press of damaging the first amendment of not respecting the rights oppress oliver the country. Donald trump was out there every single day during the cova crisis during whatever crisis was going on facing the press taking questions from them answering whatever they wanted to hear and the american people knew exactly where their president stood at all times and with joe biden. That's not the case you're you're right. It's absolutely banning the double standard but frankly democrats in washington would have no standards that they didn't have double
House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP
"The house has approved a spending bill to fund the government into early December but its future is less certain in the Senate it was a strict party line vote with house Democrats approving the package the ETS are two twenty and the nays are two eleven it would provide disaster relief funding to storm hit communities and aid to Afghan refugees along with suspending the federal debt limit to avert a shutdown this month house speaker Nancy Pelosi says addressing the debt limit is about protecting the full faith and credit of the United States which founders wrote into the constitution but Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of over spending more debt more borrowing and more inflation on the shoulders of American families although Democrats don't they agreed to raise the debt limit three times during the trump administration Jackie Quinn Washington
US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the US sues to stop a deal between American Airlines and JetBlue the justice department and six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue in a statement Attorney General Merrick garland said the alliance would result in higher fares fewer choices and lower quality service if allowed to continue attorneys general of California Massachusetts Florida Pennsylvania Virginia Arizona and the district of Columbia join the lawsuit American and JetBlue said they will continue their alliance unless ordered by a court to stop the deal between the airlines was approved by the transportation department in the final days of the trump administration Mike Rossi out Washington
Bob Woodward Busy Promoting 'Peril,' Should Be Covering Clinton Lawyer's Charges
"Talking about the biggest story that should be wall to wall coverage on every network tonight should be in the front page of every newspaper And that is the indictment of one of the top warriors with a Quentin campaign and when it's clearly a conspiracy to commit one of the biggest frauds in the history of this country Certainly when it comes to politics You know I go back to Watergate and those two guys that were riders that we've now turned into like gods of journalism Guys Woodward where the hell is that guy right now Seriously Why isn't he doing his job talking about this Why isn't Woodward an American investigative journalist started working for The Washington Post right Guy that helped bring down Nixon Why isn't he telling the truth on this story You know what he's doing today 8 hours ago Yahoo News headline Bob Woodward weren't warned Donald Trump wants to be president again for one worrying reason Let's land The president Bob Woodward thinks he knows that what Donald Trump wants to do if he wins the presidency again On Tuesday's MSNBC morning Joe Woodward and fellow Washington Post journalist Robert Costa spoke about the reporting that went into their newly released book peril The book details the final months of the Trump administration lifts the lid on many of the expletive laden rants and attempts over turn the 2020 election results
Rep. Devin Nunes Reacts to Haitian Migrant Disaster at Texas Border
"Very excited to welcome our first guest here on america first freedom fighter power excellence on capitol hill former chairman of the intelligence committee representing california's. Twenty second district congressman. devin nunes. welcome back to america. I always a pleasure thank you yes indeed. My friends call me sea bass. Don't ask why so. It's a special reason we've got to talk about dr. We talk about the only time to come out after almost two years. But first things first your reaction to the tragic footage coming out of the haitians under the bridge and del rio and then today what happened. Now with the un. He's leaving biden. Says we're going to get it under control. I thought they fixed the border that we broken. The trump administration congressman. Well like always there up you skating. And they're hoping that the press covers them. I mean the challenge that they have now is becoming impossible because there's so many people at the border remember. You've got the del rio crossing where the haitians are. But you still have multiple other crossings where there's thousands of people a day that are coming across. I was just down there a couple a couple of months ago. It just never stops never stops because the binding administration changed the rules on where you can apply and how you can apply for asylum. That's all that's going on here so I would like to know how these haitians all arrived here. It has to be that they paid money to the drug cartels. Essentially what you have. Is you have the drug cartels running people into the united states of america where this is now a money making scheme and and i say that not to go into something This was the california border. But just a just a month ago or so. I was down there and i ran into people and i thought they spoke spanish and then i realized they didn't speak spanish at all. It was because the cartels had brought them from romania of all places family so so this is now a mexican drug cartels running a money making operation and the by the administration refuses to do anything about it. So guess what the more money that can be made the more you will get it. And so the cartels. I'm sure are running boats and planes as we speak just plugging the pipeline and putting money in their
Land Agency Moving Back to DC, Reversing Trump-Era Decision
"The interior secretary says that the leadership of an agency that controls two hundred forty five million acres mostly out west will be returning to Washington DC interior secretary deb Haaland is moving the headquarters of the bureau of land management back to the nation's capital after two years in Colorado reversing a decision made by former president trump administration the bureau lost nearly three hundred employees when its headquarters was relocated to Grand Junction Colorado in twenty nineteen the agency manages the usage of millions of acres of public land in western states from grazing recreation and wilderness to fossil fuel extraction and renewable power development Hollis says the agency's current space in Grand Junction will become its western headquarters Jennifer king Washington
Milley: Calls to China Were 'Perfectly' Within Scope of Job
"America's top military officer is defending the calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the trump administration's final stormy days joint chiefs chairman mark Millie's been a firestorm over reports he told Beijing's top officer the U. S. would not suddenly attacked China before trump left office some lawmakers say president Biden should flyer Millie for overstepping his authority trump calls Millie a complete nut job who may have committed treason but in his first public remarks about the calls is are perfectly within the duties and responsibilities of the chairman Millie says you'll go into any details lawmakers want when he testifies before Congress later this month Sager make ani Washington
"trump administration" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"From the Trump Administration, pressuring him to overturn the election and having him at least look into some very well conspiracy theories. Even some of them talked about Italian satellites. Uh, being, uh, you know, messing with the election results. So you have that pressure. But those allegations were so out of bounds that even former President Trump's, uh, attorney general said We're not going to get ourselves into this mess, so It points out to the whole idea that this election was some. How, uh, stolen from President Trump. And what we're discovering right now is that that statement is extremely extremely extremely away from the truth. And then obviously you have new avenues from a G. Garland trying to tame out what we're seeing in all state legislatures are trying to limit people's right to vote, so it's right response or a response from the fell government. Trying to at least correct some of these changes that have been made to state level. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. It's our weekly political roundup. We're talking with the University of Houston Surana, Mo Cortina and Nancy Sims about recent developments in politics. Nancy Vice President Kamala Harris has announced plans to host Texas Democrats who stopped controversial election but at least temporarily by walking out at the very end of the regular state legislative session. Course, that Bill could be taken up again during a special session in the coming months. What's the purpose of the meeting like this? Well, I think it's to discuss with them, uh, the reasons behind their walk out and also to showcase them as a group that really fought these As Karen much just mentioned these voting rights bills across the country, and so a good part of it is to thank them for what they did for voting rights. And to show other state legislatures. You can fight even if you don't have the majority. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman has officially filed to run for Texas attorney general against incumbent Ken Paxton and the Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. How much more crowded Geronimo! Could this Republican field get well, I don't know, but the race is on significantly, It's going to be a very interesting primary for the Republican Party. You have justice, because, man, As you know, one of the first Latinas running for this position from the Republican Party, she has style record in terms of her stance at the Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court And it's going to be extremely interesting to see how she's able to maneuver, right we have on the one hand attorney General Paxton, you know very, very far away on the right. You have Commissioner Bush somewhere on the right. We don't know where he stands particularly and then perhaps justice. This man is riding the needles Center, right? That has a lot of appeal to the General electorate. Hansen very simple, So the race is going to be extremely interesting to see. How that develops in the next upcoming months, and the real question will be who does Donald Trump endorsed indeed, because it is a Republican primary. Nancy Sims is a political analyst and lecturer in the University of Houston's political science Department. Geronimo Cortina is an associate professor of political science and associate director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at U. H. He also co hosts News 88 7th Party Politics program. Nancy Geronimo. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. And just ahead tips.
"trump administration" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Trump. I always give them unless into phoebe. Does leap top also does entire trans from the new year. The german chancellor pointed out that she doesn't need any lessons on authoritarian regimes. She was after all broach open communist east germany. The relationship never got much better after this many believe things will improve after trump leaves office but pseudo david wolf of the german marshall fund in berlin says trust between berlin and washington has been broken transatlantic. Relationship is not going to snap back to what at once before it will definitely be redefined and there is also a bit of mistrust here in europe. There is a poll today. Let's as if third of europeans don't necessarily trust the united states even though biden. One marco steps down germany's chancellor in september but winning party leadership doesn't guarantee that army lashes will take place in the spring. Political parties will each choose the candidate. They would like to see run the country and it's not a given that lashes party colleagues will nominate him. The country's health minister and the leader of the cd's sister party the csu. The christian social union are both popular with voters also told that lashes has been soft on russia in the past but sue the david whip says. His attitude is likely to have changed. He may have said those things a couple years ago with perhaps companies in his state that have an interest in doing trade with russia. I think his positions will change. And also i think germans have come to look at russia differently as well. Merckel had few years to prove herself as party leader before she became. Chancellor lashes doesn't have that luxury with regional elections in march and a general election in september. Army does never a lot of time to convince the party. And the german public that he's the man to feel angle markle's shoes for the world. I'm warner bari. For twenty five years eight nations that encircle. The north pole along with indigenous communities have worked together to help protect the arctic in recent years at trump administration has threatened that cohesion longtime us state department. Arctic official julie gorlic has watched happened. She joins us now. Thanks for being with us. Julie you've been doing diplomatic work on the architects two thousand five. What was the culture of the arctic council in the years preceding the trump presidency. And how do you think. Overall the trump years change that the council it has been always very collegial. It's a small number of countries for one thing and all of us Except russia our allies And interestingly the relationship between the united states and russia is very good in the arctic. So julie once you started to see the clear position of the trump white house. They're climate change. Denial ism that kind of thing. What were the repercussions of that one. Eighty in washington for the arctic council. It was very difficult The arctic council's its main. Focus as you can imagine his climate change. It does a lot of scientific assessment of the climate and how it's affecting the rest of the planet and how it's affecting region and the people who live there the indigenous people so when the denial ism began it was clear that When the next ministerial meeting came in two thousand nineteen that the discussion would be Awkward because all the foreign ministers with the exceptions of the united states and russia We're clearly focused on the climate impacts in the arctic and how is affecting everything well in a speech in two thousand nine hundred and secretary of state. Mike pompeo spoke at an arctic council summit in norway. he antagonized council members. He said the arctic council's focus on science and research would no longer be sufficient. We're entering a new age of strategic engagement in the arctic complete with new threats to the arctic. And it's real estate and to all of our interests in that. Region julie garland. What did that speech signal to you. It signaled the end of the very positive working relationships. We had across the eight countries. It certainly put a very awkward strain on our relationship with russia. It put the other countries on notice that we were not going to play nice in the arctic anymore. we certainly weren't going to focus on climate and science and that Some even believed from secretary pompeo's speech that he was hoping to turn the arctic council into a security forum rather than a forum for the environment and sustainable development in many ways julie the biden administration represents a worldview similar to the obama years. Climate change is real and serious. Cooperation is favored over antagonism and many aspects of diplomacy in the arctic to qualify. For that. so do you think it will be possible to undo some of what was done. Some of the damage done during the trump administration or is the us of stuck with this stain this reputation. I think the damage will be undone. There was certainly a lot of stress among the arctic states at the end of the bush administration as well which also had a climate. Denial is not quite as prominently as the trump administration. It's a it's a small. Nimble group of countries who are are pretty quick to bend move as necessary according to events and i think everything will be fine after maybe a period of months. What do you think the lasting impacts could be. Well i think the main lasting impact will be wearing a four years from now with another republican administration comes in that is in climate. Denial certainly That create a lot of problems in mistrust but for now. Anyway i think the push will be to get a lot of good work done and hope that things don't get derailed too far for years from now but that that's always a warrior in the arctic council that the united states administration changes every four years. Potentially that could disrupt the work but we find ways to gone and worked through it. As i said you've been working on this since two thousand five. Why are you in this for the long haul. Why you personally invested in this work. It's a very important part of the world That frankly i knew very little about before. I delved into this. Work I don't think a lot of people know that four million people live above the arctic circle. they're mostly indigenous. And they mostly try to live very traditionally and their traditional way of life disappearing appearing And the ecosystem is was rather pristine. It's now shown to be filled with micro particles of plastics and other pollution in the ocean. That we didn't really know his there before. The i started to melt It's it's a really incredible part of the world. it serves the air conditioning for the planet And if if we lose it it's it's it's going. Who knows what will happen with mankind and with lots and lots of species. It's a very very fascinating part of the world and there is a lot that goes on there that most people don't realize to read more about this checkout original reporting by our friends at inside climate news you can find that.
"trump administration" Discussed on PRI's The World
"With assault weapons draped across their tests philippe about guscott. Alaska is with jesuit refugee services in mexico. Boy me it's roscoe to says he's worried mexico's. Government is intimidating. People who need help without from the nonprofit for migrants tamala says he wishes governments would redirect their military spending toward humanitarian aid. No-one leads come. It's there's no strong reason to do it because supposedly the home is the safest place you want to be where you find lob but in this case they prefer to someone else said i love honduras. It's my country. But i cannot leave here so or thousand. Says he doesn't expect militarizing. Borders will stop the crisis. People are fleeing for the world. I'm for more on president-elect biden's approach to immigration. we turn out to chris. Ramon he's an independent policy and research analysts. What is it satis of these asylum agreements that the trump white house signed with guatemala honduras and el salvador. Guatemala agreement was in place from fall. Twenty nineteen into march twenty twenty suspended to the covid pandemic i believe. As of december clingy twenty. The administration is now fully implemented these agreements. but what we haven't really seen any major reports of individuals being sent back to these countries. So that's established that i think the administration went ahead and said let's just implement this before the incoming administration comes in overturns them but in terms of actual real impact on myron flows. I think this is just an implementation by name. only. I don't think it's really been operational. And how they will be able to see it. Be fully operational before. President biden overturn. Stuff so what has a biden administration said so far about these agreements. And what he's gonna do with them is going to overturn them. That's the stated purpose. This very clear that those are among the policies that the trump administration's implemented at the us mexican border. And that's something that he wants to overturn alongside with other policies at the trump administration has Plays like margaret protection. Protocols found this operation policies this part of the suite of policies that president-elect biden wants to overturn so by the administration doesn't wind these agreements. What would happen next if say large group of asylum seekers and migrants get to the us mexico border even within the next few weeks or months so the trump administration maintain the suite of policies that he used to sort of term in how has been remove migrants from the us. mexico border. president biden has said he wants a completely make a clean break from trump administration as he's going to limit policies. The thing is it's a question of when he's going to eliminate those policies and i think that's been an area of major debate within the incoming administration and also more broadly with the immigration advocacy community. Do you see deportations continuing though i mean deportation was a tool used a lot. In president obama's immigration toolbox president has stated that he's going to be issuing moratorium on interior removals for one hundred days. That's something that he's sort of been floating out there then. Ways of the united states could approach immigration enforcement differently. You so what. Policy options are available if the biden administration focuses on say the roots of why people are choosing to leave their homes like no jobs violence or you mentioned hurricanes hurricanes. Earthquakes the consensus. That's been dying is basically providing development assistance to a free northern triangle countries the economic development rule of law as a corruption practices and sort of boosted human security for vulnerable populations such as women and girls. Those are sort of three areas that you always focus on advertising rick. I think what's important to know is studies. Do show that as you're proving. The conditions in these countries is actually more likely that people will migrate because they have the means to do so at least in the short term and over long term. People aren't gonna stick around. The important thing is that studies also show that this aid is good for improving the conditions. But the jury still out whether or not that actually deters immigration. And i think what you're looking at development aid you need to think of it as we're just a bigger improve conditions in these countries. I think it's gonna be hard for Improve the conditions countries. So people migrate and i think bad swear that has some nuance and understanding. We're gonna talk causes to improve her causes. I think we need to be realistic. As to whether party root causes will completely eliminate the push factors for immigrants. I think let's just improve situations for the sake of improve them and then any additional benefits from that when it comes to migration management chris moon is an independent policy and research analyst. Speaking with us from washington. Thanks very much for being here. Chris thank you today. On capitol hill. Confirmation hearings are in full swing. The senate is questioning some of president. Elect joe biden's top choices for cabinet positions including anthony blinken biden's choice to lead the state department. I will work with.
"trump administration" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"And now a story you have missed. During last week's storming of the us capital. The trump administration achieved one of its biggest environmental reversals. It auctioned off leases to drill oil in alaska's arctic national wildlife refuge it's one of the country's most pristine places home to migrating caribou birds and polar bears but the sale was a bust degan hanlin of alaska's energy desk joins us now to explain welcome. Hi thanks for having me on. Thanks for being with us okay. So the trump administration has pushed for the sale for three years. I mean republicans have pushed to allow drilling in this refuge for decades. What exactly happened here. So the sale received a striking lack of interest as a former federal gas official told me it was a dry hole. A bust about half of the area up for leasing got no offers at all. No major oil companies submitted bids instead just two small companies each picked up one lease and the rest of them went to the state of alaska. There's a state owned economic development corporation here the highest bidder on nine leases. But what. I don't get the revenue. The refuge is thought to contain a lot of oil. Right so why wasn't there. More demand. well industry analysts have said there's multiple reasons a major one is the opposition to drilling in this place. There are ongoing lawsuits fighting. The trump administration's leasing program there filed by environmental groups. And the glitch. In which is an indigenous group that hunts the caribou that commonly give birth in the refuge. And they say. The leasing program is rushed legally flawed. There's also just the high cost of doing business in the arctic compared to say texas and there's the uncertainty about future oil demand and the changing presidential administration. Here's how larry personally former federal gas official for alaska put it betting your company and billions of dollars on oil in a high risk environment on the arctic. Besides for all the grief you're going to take from the public from shareholders from investors. That's a big gamble companies. Just don't have the appetite for that anymore and one more point money from this sale was meant to offset president. Trump's tax cuts back in two thousand seventeen but this sale will raise just a small fraction of the amount. The government had hoped okay so the industry didn't really show up. But you said the state of alaska actually stepped up since tapped into buy up leases. Would are they going to do with that. You think right so there's actually quite a bit of political support in alaska for drilling in the refuge. They say it's a way to create more state revenue more jobs so the basic idea. Is that the state buys these leases. Which last for ten years and can be renewed and it could just sit on them and wait for market conditions to improve and then it would have to partner with the oil industry to do that. Actual drilling okay. Well president-elect biden has said. He opposes drilling in the arctic refuge. Can you do anything about the leases. That have already been sold. It's not clear yet what we'll do. We know that. Normally lisa's could take months to finalise. But we expect the trump administration to try to rush them through before biden takes office when option is biting. Try to buy back those leases when he's an office though that's kind of unusual also. Once a company has an oil lease. They still have a lot of permits and approvals so industry analysts say a biden administration could hold up that permitting process and it's also still possible. A federal court could intervene teagan handling of alaska public media thank you.
"trump administration" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"If you're looking to buy a new handbag some cognac or a lipstick you could be looking at higher prices. That's because the trump administration is putting new tariffs on goods from europe. Npr's scott horsely explains. Why judy taylor runs. An upscale boutique in new york city called madison avenue tour. Among the items she sells are luxury handbags from paris which can retail for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. We specialize in her mess. We have a robust online website and by appointment only showroom business online has been good. Taylor says even during the pandemic. if you can't travel and you want to do something for the holidays the chances are you're gonna buy something luxurious but the cost of importing. French handbags is about to go up as of today. The trump administration is imposing a twenty five percent tariff on more than a billion dollars worth of french imports including lipstick. Fancy soap and handbags. That's a challenge for taylor who was already facing higher prices for bags. As a result of factory shutdowns last spring little happen is basically the same thing that happened with everything passed onto the consumer. The administration says his living. These tariffs in retaliation for france's new tax on digital services which critics say unfairly targets. Us tech giants like google and facebook match years has an industry. Trade group called the computer and communications industry association when our trading partners are mating their new taxes after us companies it's clear their targeting american business for discriminatory treatment and it's necessary to take a stand and the new tax on handbags not the outgoing president's only parting tariff shot next week the administration courts new import taxes on cognac and certain wines from france and germany christine cacho of the distilled spirits council knows other european winds were already hit with import taxes as part of a long running battle over government. Subsidies for revel jet makers boeing and airbus. It's very unfortunate that our industry continues to be a victim in these trade disputes. That have nothing to do with our industry but that kind of collateral damage is not unusual in a trade war. Scotland succumb of libertarian. Cato institute notes that european tariffs took game at bourbon in an effort to get the attention of kentucky. Senator mitch mcconnell. The idea is to cause some pain to export orders. That are politically connected. American whiskey exports to europe have plunged by forty one percent since those tariffs were imposed. The kasha says the pain is not limited to mcconnell's home you know. American whiskey is actually exported from us distillers located in thirty nine states. So it's not just the kentucky or tennessee issue it really is united states. Shoe get got a couple of weeks. The new biden administration will take charge of us trade policy while the president-elect has promised a more conciliatory approach lindsey. Graham is not holding his breath that tens of billions of dollars in trump tariffs will suddenly be unwound given kind of current populist moment in the united states. It's going to be difficult for the biden administration to eliminate all up at madison avenue. Couture judy taylor is still hoping the incoming administration does lift the tax on french handbags. Otherwise she says people seeking a luxury gift may turned swiss watches instead scott horsely. Npr news washington.
"trump administration" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Trump Administration said that it is revoking and Obama era housing regulation designed to eliminate racial disparities in the suburbs. A move that fair housing advocates are saying is an election year stunt designed to manipulate the fears of white voters in a tweet President, Trump said, body will destroy your neighborhood and your American dream and I will preserve it and make it even better. The president has characterized the 2015 housing regulation as a threat to the suburban way of life that will bring about more crime and lower housing prices. The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced that is investigating the use of force by the department's law enforcement personnel against the numerous protesters in Portland, and we'll examine the officer's response to civil unrest in Washington, D C, including the clearing of demonstrators from a park in front of the White House last month. Justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz said the investigation comes from congressional requests as well. His complaints his office received and referrals from Oregon's top federal prosecutors. This is use a radio news Now you can fly anywhere in the world and paid discount prices on your airline Tickets. Book of flight today. Toe London, Paris, Madrid or anywhere else you want to go and pay a lot less guaranteed. Call the International Travel Department right now at low Cost Airlines 800 to 155141 800 to 1551 For one. That's 800 to 15 51 41. Social media. Twitter is now tweeting about a new record that it has set US day radios. Chris Barnes reports Twitter reporting a new record in daily users 34% more people using Twitter on a day to day basis over the past year, the number of the company says is due to stay at home orders and increased chatter about the ongoing pandemic. However, ad sales dropped by 23% because of a decrease in brand spending falling short of expectations, right $23 million over all the company brought in a total of 683 million, which was down 19% from last year for use radio news. I'm Chris Barnes. Kentucky Senator Dr Rand Paul said that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should be impeached for what he sees is a mishandling of that state's Corona virus response. I think what you found in New York is that we ended up having horrendous death, We had 30 some odd 1000 people dime. Their death rate is about 1600 per 1,000,000 the highest in the country eight times worse than Florida 10 times worse than Texas. So I don't think there's a lot in New York that we can look to and say, Oh, that's what we should model after. In fact, I really think Governor Cuomo oughta be impeached for the worst public health decision may be in a century, sending patients with throne of ours back to nursing homes. Paul also said he thinks about 25% of New York is now immune to the virus because so many people got it at the beginning of the pandemic for use a radio news I'm John Hunt. You should be grateful to God for the blessings he has given us. Don't let anyone America's best days are behind. We have got to fight for this nation because I believe with all my heart destination is, in fact, one nation under God. Welcome back issues on Syrian is great to be here 6 10 363 11 10 6 10 363 11 If you wanna keep your call. We've got a line open. You're welcome.
"trump administration" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The Trump Administration is proposing another round of Corona virus. Economic relief. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, says the P P p a small business loan program designed to help employers pay workers should be extended by Congress, but with a more targeted basis for smaller businesses and those hit especially hard. There should be a set aside for Small minority businesses. Mnuchin also says Congress should consider automatically forgiving, smaller paycheck protection loans under $150,000. Current legislation requires loans be paid back if the majority of funding is not used to meet payroll, Fox's Jared Halpern in Washington Texas today, giving public schools permission to keep campus is closed for more than five million students well into the fall as the state deals with a record number of new Corona virus cases. Yesterday, the country recorded its highest numbers of new covert 19 cases since the start of the pandemic. A legal battle over mask mandates in Georgia. Georgia Governor Brian Camp is suing Atlanta's mayor, claiming she has no right to force people to wear masks in her city. But just this morning Kemp says he wished everyone actually would cover their face for the next month where a mass went out in public or when you cannot distance yourself inside, Kim goes on to say Master mandates aren't necessary and ultimately unenforceable in that city's should instead and force his executive order for social distancing and protecting vulnerable populations. Fox's Evan Brown Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is undergoing treatment for a re occurrence of liver cancer. In a statement. The 87 year old says she plans to stay on the Supreme Court statement indicates. Ginsberg has been undergoing chemotherapy since May, and Ginsberg says the treatment has shown positive results. America is listening to Fox News. In the monster. Nissan Traffic Center. Big problems from a car fire in ST Peter Penelas Eastbound Candy Boulevard has.
"trump administration" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Think all ninjas used throwing stars. They're called shaken in Japanese tourist, and Japan can go to Ninja. Shows where guys in black robes throw them with precision. But SOKAIYA says this. Throwing star stuff is kind of phony. Then just didn't really use them. It just wasn't practical. He says you sure can in. Running. It's too dangerous. What Ninjas did use a lot? He says it's fire. They like to set fires to distract their enemies to slip in fortresses unnoticed, and that is a part of the Ninja studies course. We have the laboratory for the staff. It's like a chemistry lab where students learn about hand held bombs smoke bombs, even flaming arrowheads approach to address students cannot at this because it's too dangerous. Only the instructor gets to shoot flaming arrows now on a typical day Sokaiya says Ninjas weren't doing anything dramatic. They had swords, but he says they'd rather use them to cut through a wall and sneak in someone's home than face. A bunch of enemies head on. Most important seem even survive to stay alive. Historical Ninjas had to be charming, the crisis to seem non threatening strangers. People think they were all about violence. This queue you make friends. Escape Chrome of the war. In fact, he says they dressed like regular people. Kenichi Mitsubishi the recent Grad. He actually spent a lot of time chopping wood and farming. But what does one, do they Ninja? Studies degree anyway well. If Mitsu Hashi was in Japan's feudal era and extremely chaotic time, when lots of Feifdoms were battling for power, he could apply for a job. Sokaiya says with a warlord just like the US has the CIA warlords also needed spies? Spies each wore has been jeff for the job and they get the Ferrari in modern times Mitsubishi will focus on running his martial arts school up in the mountains in an area called IGA as for the GIS studies course, it only accepts a few students a year. Fluent Japanese is required. Still Psycho says they are getting more applications these days and I can't help, but ask Mr Sakai Year Ninja studies scholar, but do you have any Ninja Skills Yourself Esteem Cristiano. I haven't seen just kills. I will not talk about it. Fair enough for the World I'm Patrick win. We told you earlier about Joe Biden's new energy in jobs plan, it's getting high marks from the Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party but to build a pass to the white. House Biden will also need to reach out to other key voters like Latinos there now close to twenty percent of the US population each week we bring. You are every thirty seconds series where we profile young Latino voters in the US. That? Simile every thirty seconds. A Latino turns eighteen in this country and becomes eligible to vote this week. We're heading to Texas where statewide runoff elections just took place, reporter Alejandro Martinez from Kera in Dallas was talking to voters and joins me now. Hi, Alexandra Hi Carol now. We're seeing an increase of coronavirus cases in several states including Texas. It's not having an impact on voter turnout based on. On what you saw the polls, yes, so I think it's too early as how this rise in corona virus cancers, sturge has an impact on voter turnout, but despite that yesterday, when I was out at the polls, voters did show up I spoke to several voters predominantly in the south side of Dallas, so these communities are black and Brown and the people that I talked to they. They weren't really concerned. came prepared. They were wearing masks, and some even brought their own hand, sanitizer and style to fill out their ballot of those who were concerned. They told me that that's why these showed up early. They wanted to beat the crowd and this despite Dallas, having over a thousand additional positive current virus cases daily for the past week one of the people that I talked to was mighty clues. She's sixty three. She came out with her two daughters. Matia has preexisting conditions. She has cancer, but this condition did not stop her and her family from coming out and voting. This is mighty. Yes, she's a former educator. I feel that by health was a steak or anything. They distanced we. You know we did the social distancing. We did the SANITIZER. Enough people.
"trump administration" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Presidential candidate is presenting a more aggressive plan to tackle climate change Donald trump fixed about climate change. The only word he can muster is hoax when I think about climate change. Word, I think of his jobs. That was Biden in Wilmington yesterday unveiling his new plan. The world's environment correspondent Carolyn Bieler joins me now. What stands out about this plan Caroline Carol? This plan really does more and faster than the larger climate change plan that binds campaign originally announced last summer that twenty nineteen plan pledged one point seven trillion dollars in climate investment over ten years. This one pledges two trillion dollars in just four years. It also sets a new target for clean energy, so all Electrobi- generated in the US would be carbon free twenty, thirty five. That's a really big change in a really short amount of time, and it's ambitious, compared to what other countries are planning for. I talked to Takeshi Kuramochi from this international climate policy, think tank new climate institute, and he called the prospect of reaching that goal daunting even the European. Union hasn't committed to fully decarbonisation electric city in such a short time frame, so even compared to some of the countries that are considered advanced in terms of climate policy. This is one of those ambitious vicious ones. So, it's ambitious. How else is it different from the larger climate? Plan that you mentioned Biden released last summer? It's a lot more domestically focused so last summer's plans really painting Biden as the inheritor of the globalist climate policies, the legacy of President Obama, so it was all about getting back into the Paris climate agreement ending fossil fuel subsidies all around the world, and it really focused on leaning on China to get it to be a more aggressive actor when it comes to climate change, but fast forward to today were in the middle of a pandemic. We're in an economic downturn. Are Out of jobs, so he is rather obviously pivoting toward climate change as an opportunity for jobs. We heard that in a clip earlier. Clean energy jobs jobs, building more resilient infrastructure and mass transit jobs, making buildings more energy, efficient jobs than electric vehicle manufacturing, really framing climate change right now in this moment as a job opportunity, but even as the Biden campaign doubles down on these domestic issues and takes the domestic approach to climate change I understand. China's still get some attention in his new plan. That's right. China is still framed us sort of the country to to beat in developing a clean energy economy China's pulled ahead as a leader on electric vehicle manufacturing and Biden says he'll vigorously. Trade rules and mandate that the government by electric vehicles to create you guessed it. A million jobs in auto manufacturing supply chains and auto infrastructure US auto industry. And his deep bench of suppliers will step up expanding capacity of the United States. Not. China leads the world and clean vehicle production so caroline. How likely is it that if he's elected joe? Biden could deliver on these very big promises well, he needs support of Congress to push through a lot of the initiatives that he has proposed. So that is a question. We won't be able to even begin to answer until November. The world's. Curling Bieler, thanks so much thanks Carol. Relations between the US and China seem to be in freefall. The two nations are trading barbs over trade sanctions and control of the South China Sea one third of the world shipping passes through the area, South China which touches several Asian nations in a statement this week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the world will not allow Beijing. Beijing to treat the South China Sea Maritime Empire joining me now is Bonnie, glaser senior director for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Bonnie for months Mike Pompeo has been saying that China is basically acting like the neighborhood bully when it comes to its behavior, but with statement this week has the US stance on China's presence in the South China cease changed. Well I think that the new US position is really a clarification and a bit of a toughening of the prior US stance. The United States has opposed China's coercive. Against neighbors interference with their efforts to develop oil and gas that are off their coach lines, but the United States is actually never said that those activities were illegal, and so the clarification of this policy is not taking a position over who owns what land features, but it is taking a clear position over the maritime rights in resources, and who should develop them, and it's clearly saying that China just doesn't have the right to do so. Not remind us what the Chinese have been doing in the South China, sea, what kind of incursions or what sort of things have they been doing to try to lay claim to it? The Chinese have been on occasion sinking fishing boats from other countries, and the Chinese have also been interfering with oil and gas, exploitation in the Chinese are sending their survey ships and using their coast guard vessels to harass and intimidate the oil rigs of other countries. These are the kinds of things that the United States is saying is now illegal. Now. The US recently sent two aircraft carriers to the region. Is this a significant move? While the last time that the United States sent two aircraft carrier battlegroups to the South China Sea was twenty fourteen so i. do think that it is significant. It is a signal to China that the united. States is not going to stand silent while Chinese are seeking to control the waters and airspace in the south. China Sea. Politically speaking, why is the US taking this on now? What do you think about the State Department's timing? Well I think that we've seen increase Chinese coercion against other countries, so I do think it's in response to Chinese actions, but it's also part of the larger strategy. Two step pressure on China because of actions that China's taking across the board. We have seen trump administration topper policies recently on Hong Kong, where the Chinese are implementing very harsh, national security legislation also in sin. John, where the Chinese Bill Reeducation camps and incarcerating essentially millions of readers, and also Cossacks, so the South China Sea policy is of a piece. It is toughening trump administration's policy toward China. Bonnie if you were to advise the trump administration right now on this matter in the South China Sea. What would you tell them? Well I think the trump administration is taking some of the right actions. They are conducting with called freedom of navigation operations to make sure that the waters of the South China Sea are open to all I support that and support this change in policy and I would advocate at the United States follow through in a way that it will continue to have on board with them other countries because we cannot take on..
"trump administration" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Normal capacity tables two meters apart. We have sanitizing unit throughout the building the staff of done multiple courses on service in a panic. We've put in all measures required by law to reopen after four months of those you. Know, what's the most challenging thing about running pub during this pandemic with these restrictions? Oh. I mean we have? We, have new government guidelines on how we operate, which are taking a bit of getting used to their souls, everything down, and you have to have your social distancing, and I will see you have the reduced capacity as well at the same time. Then you're almost policing the doors. Wealth Making Short people are so scaling glows obeying and something we've been envisaged. I would have to me to these questions. You know all of a sudden looks like I do. Look inside for the people who made the trip probably planned well in advance of this. We're supposed to have forty nine quarantine on arrival, and if people aren't hearing twist. You know I've got to take the safety of my staff as I ought of call, and and if that means UNFORTU- turn people away then on flushing. That's what I do. Know Keen is the owner of the cree restaurant in truly Ireland in county. Kerry, thanks for speaking with us not at all. Thank you very much stay safe. It was just too good to last. We have an update on a story. We told you about yesterday. How Street Artists Banksie had transformed a London subway car into his canvas, or at least a person believed to be the artist went into the London, underground and painted art stencils of banks sees trademark rats on the inside of one of the trains banks uploaded a one minute video to his instagram and Youtube pages that showed the spray painting being done. He painted an image of a rat, sneezing out a lot of mucus, another rat with hand sanitizer, and some rats with face coverings, a public service announcement to help stop the spread of the corona virus, but the installation was on display. Oh, so briefly the Transportation Agency for London scrubbed the works off the walls last night London. Transport officials say the works were removed because of a strict anti graffiti policy, but they are hoping banks might be persuaded to do some more tagging. They said in a statement we'd like to offer banks the chance to do a new version of his message for customers in a suitable location. Well, we have a suitable online location for it. Check out the video of bankruptcy or the person we think is banksie painting that subway train. It's the world dot Org. And you're with the world. The world is supported by independent Lens on PBS. Presenting pipedreams.
"trump administration" Discussed on KGO 810
"That the Trump Administration is in a vacuum of leadership. It has zero credibility in the minds of educators and parents. When it comes to a major decision, that decision would be reopening the schools. So I'll see with maybe the virus is airborne. Maybe Based on the information we have right now. And President Trump, saying he wants to put pressure on reluctant governors. To reopen the schools. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos blasting education leaders who won't accept risk and gave up and didn't try, she said. Toe launch summer instruction So should we be opening the school's san Matteo? Frank? The program, Frank, Good to hear from you. Thanks for taking my call. Enjoying your conversation today. I just wanted to share that I've got three adult daughters, two of which are teachers and their religions are teachers. And there and there's their social media friends that I'll see online and stuck pretty much all against. Opening school about some sort of solid. Plan for how to achieve a safe environment for everybody. Yeah, see, that's one of the things that I think we're real concerned with two is that it's not just about the kids. You have teachers that are going to be at risk, too. My daughter's each have new babies once for three weeks old. Sold. They're not in a big hurry to get back in the classroom full of kids. No course they're not know because those kids look way get we worry about the kids picking of the virus in school. But just as we have to also remember that the kids bring the virus to school, right? That's all the other kids get it from at school. Right? So there's the big worry. That huge worries there. And I've yet to hear anybody with a really safe, insane approach to how to accomplish this. No, it's become politicized. Now. The reality is going out the window, right? Don't even know what a little advice anymore. You're so right, Frank. Thanks for the call a man a good, you know. Good parents. Good job. Sounds like you got some great.
"trump administration" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Us intelligence community is on edge as trump administration clears out anyone deemed disloyal to the president last week president. Donald Trump announced Richard Grenell the US ambassador to Germany as the acting director of National Intelligence in this role he worked with seventeen different federal agencies organizations like the CIA office of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency Grenell is trump loyalist with new national intelligence experience. He replaces Joseph Maguire a long time. National Security Professional. The president forced out McGuire last week after learning intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on Russia's efforts to intervene in the upcoming election on trump's behalf McGuire also drew the ire of trump back in the fall when he publicly defended the whistle blower at the center of the impeachment scandal. I believe the whistle blower is operating in good. Faith will then the law. They couldn't be in good faith that they were acting as a political hack. Could THEY MR Chairman? My job is to support and lead the entire intelligence community that individual works for me therefore it is my job to make sure that I support and defend that person as acting director. Grenell will serve in this role until March eleventh when the president is expected to put forth his nominee for a permanent director pool. Then need to be confirmed by the Senate and although his tenure will be temporary Grenell is already leaving his mark on the historically nonpartisan intelligence community by ousting Andrew Hallman the number two official in the office of the Director of National Intelligence late last week. Renounce nells appointment is raising concerns for many within the intelligence community as well as Democratic lawmakers the staffing shakeup is just the latest point of tension between the trump administration and the intelligence community and also part of a wider purge taking place in Washington DC following trump's acquittal in the senate for more on this and what it means for US national security. We're joined by Ned. Price Director of policy and communications at National Security Action and former spokesperson for the National Security Council. You also spent eleven years that the CIA. Ned thanks for being here. Good to be with you. Also with us. Is Daniel Dresner professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University? Daniel thanks for coming back on the show. Thank you ned. I WANNA start with Joseph Maguire. Who President trump ousted from the role of acting her last week for basically doing his job operate. Well that's right if you read and believe what has been printed in the New York Times and Washington Post. The story is alleged that what sparked president trump's Ir was essentially as you said just McGuire authorizing one of his senior officials to go to Congress to brief on The latest with regard to election security. But it's more than just doing his job ruin. It's actually a legal requirement for the past forty years. The intelligence community has been required to keep Congress fully and currently informed of issues that are Germane to its oversight. And frankly as we learned In the whistle blower case and impeachment There is nothing that is more integral To the issue of congressional oversight than the sanctity and security of our elections and with the New York Times reported last week is that president trump grew so angry that the senior deny official the official responsible for the security of our elections Actually Congress on what she was legally required to do And therefore essentially terminated Joseph Maguire from his post weeks before he was required to step down now. Now just to take a quick step back. What exactly does the director of National Intelligence and its office do well. There's really no Mold for the director of National Intelligence because there have only been five individuals who have held this post in a Senate confirmed capacity since the post was created by Congress in two thousand four. If you look at the legislation that creates the post. There are three primary charges That this individual shall Carry forward the first is a serve as the head of the intelligence community as you mentioned in your introduction there seventeen departments and agencies including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. That form part of this intelligence community enterprise The second is to serve as the chief intelligence adviser to the president and typically what this has meant over the past Near lead to decades fifteen or so years now is that The deny will play a key. Role briefing the president on what's in the PD be or the president's daily brief Several Times a week this individual has tended to start national security policy meetings the NFC meetings that meet in the White House Situation Room that the president attends this individual and they've all been men's date This individual will provide an intelligence brief sort of set the table For the policy discussion That is to follow in three. The legislation charges individual with overseeing the implementation of the strategic agenda of the operational capabilities and objectives of the intelligence community. Now the five individuals. If I've menu held this post have all served this function in slightly different ways? I think if you talked to intelligence veterans The model that people typically look to for how this role should be carried out is President Obama's second deny Jim Clapper Jim Clapper avoided some of the pitfalls of getting to operationally involved in the decisions of the CIA and other intelligence agencies under his purview but played the role of a coordinator of Someone who steered the intelligence enterprise strategically At the macro level quite Abeille quite effectively. And frankly I think that is precisely what the legislation envisioned Daniel. Let's talk a little about Richard Cornell than you acting director. He has been described as a trump loyalists. But it wasn't always that way was it no wasn't apparently during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign Grinnell tweeted a number of times about how trump was basically unfit for office I believe those tweets have now been scrubbed Which is understandable given the premium that trump clearly places on loyalty in terms of When he hires his national security professionals so what do you make of the fact that someone who was a critic is now in this position? Well this is basically. Where did this is the the bed? You have to lie in if you are a Republican that wants to serve in this administration In some ways the hiring of Grenell through the appointment of Grenell to the acting denies Spot is consistent with the larger pattern in which trump has made it extremely clear that the first and frankly only criteria that he places in terms of who he's going to pick for his senior national security appointments is loyalty to the President You know there was a story that came out. I believe in the Times over the weekend that says that Rob O'Brian whose Trump's fourth national security advisor Apparently open some of his National Security Council meetings by essentially distributing printouts of trump's tweets In which that is supposed to be the way in which they are going to implement policy they basically take his tweets and try to reverse engineer them. You can argue to some extent. Grenell is simply an extension of the way that O'Brien is running the except now within the intelligence community Grenell's also known sort of as a gadfly on twitter When he was he was from Germany he and he still is. Us Ambassador Germany. Actually he was known primarily for Engaging the media particularly Fox News he was generally according to reports basically isolated within Germany itself. Now as you mentioned he has no national intelligence. Experience Does this suggests that the president couldn't find an appropriate loyalists from within the ranks of the intelligence community. I think that's a safe or the other way to think about it. Is that essentially think of it as a van Diagram? Which is you WANNA find? Simultaneously someone who is considered a has sufficient background inexperienced actually competently run deny and someone who is loyal to Donald Trump. And the intersection of those two circles is either narrow or non existent You know there's been reports that I think Pete Hoekstra might be the The person that trump puts forward You could sort of make a case that hoaxer might be qualified. He was remember. Congress served on the Intelligence Committee. I believe but in some ways what what's telling is that the the whoever trump announces the permanent appointment might not even matter necessarily because at least for this year because by once he announces that appointment and is puts it forward to Congress. It rebooted the amount of time. The Grenell conserve is acting denied. Gives him another six months? Basically and so the interesting question is going to be will trump ever be able to pick someone that actually gets passed in a confirmation. There's no way Grenell would It's telling the degree to which the Republicans I believe outside of Roy Blunt Senator has said absolutely nothing in favor of Grenell as the appointment and so the question.
"trump administration" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Think him delivering on his anti immigrant agenda for his supporters so there are no countries countries that are I guess predominantly non Brown meaning white countries that have been affected by by by these bands. Correct none in fact Belarus was floated as being an additional country country. That would be in in this version of the band but in the end it wasn't there so it was the usual suspects in a way. What are we hearing from? The People in leadership In in these countries that are targeted by expansion. I mean our our is the leadership in Nigeria or or are they fighting. This was certainly the Nigerian government. It has been quite vocal about saying look you know. We don't even expect this to happen. We had no idea we would be on this band which is really interesting. Because if you The State State Department has said and it's reflected in the document that they had extensive consultations with officials from all of these countries Before in order to give them an an opportunity to improve the situation before they implemented this. And that's clearly at odds with what the Nigerian government is saying. I think you'd have to also understand that you you know. Most countries are not in a strong position. vis-a-vis the United States the One a lot from the US. This is one piece of what they want. Nigeria obviously is a large and populous country entry. And it can actually say something So I am not surprised that we're not hearing more from other countries because these are fairly small countries which don't have a a huge Ability to stand up to the United States now we heard earlier in the segment The audio of people flooding in J. F. K.. Airport protesting The original travel ban but of course the supreme core did Decide in trump administration's favor is ever percents. That basically this is sort of settled matter so I mean to be clear this. What the trump administration what? The Supreme Court did was to say that the injunction against the travel ban was not Upheld right so had been enjoined by the lower courts that is to say that they said you can't implement this and that it does require a preliminary Review of whether or not it is constitutionally valid and the Supreme Court said no Yukon Enjoin has banned. Because we're not that clear that it's unconstitutional. Litigation against the Muslim ban is continuing in fact just last week we had oral argument in the Fourth Circuit down on in Richmond Virginia on the band. So that's definitely still an somewhat open issue so could this new expansion affect the Those proceedings I don't think so not directly at least because that is about a particular presidential proclamation and it's about a particular policy but I think the important thing here is that we shouldn't be relying on the courts again and again to block the trump administration because one of the things we see is oftentimes the lower courts the trial court and the appellate courts have been a pretty good wall against some of his. Most outrageous moves moves But when we get to the Supreme Court we've lost several times So I think is really important for Congress to step up to the plate over here I understand understand that there is A bill called a no Ban Act. which would actually reverse the Muslim ban and make it more difficult for the president? Take these kinds of arbitrary decisions in the future and it has the support of almost every Democrat in the house and I believe a vote is scheduled on that within the next week or two Nicole. We do have to wrap up pretty soon. But do you expect Protests along the lines where we saw JFK. Three years ago to be playing in the coming days I think unfortunately people's ability to have outrage is limited under the trump administration. We really just haven't seen Protesters coming out against the trump administration immigration policies since really the separation of immigrant families. So I'm not really anticipating that among everything else that's happening thing with impeachment and now with the primary starting there's unfortunately attention on a lot of other news events and not and not on this development. Nicole is an immigration reporter for Fox and five Patel is the CO director of the Brennan Center is Liberty and national security program. Thank you both for joining us today. Thanks thanks talk now about something that a lot of people experience reince but many fewer talk.
"trump administration" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"The trump administration and the separate a fox news the latest court ruling a fight over asylum rules on does part of what a District Court did boxes Jessica Rosenthal is live in LA lead to a federal judge had issued a nationwide injunction that stopped a trump administration rule now this role said before you apply for asylum here in the US you must first apply for asylum in a country you traveled through or arrived in before getting here in the case of many central Americans that meant Mexico the trump administration argued this rule was needed given the tremendous increase an asylum applicants at the US border not the ninth circuit courts of the trump administration failed to show it would succeed in this case on the merits but the justices that a nationwide injunction went too far so with in the ninth circuit jurisdiction the trump asylum rule cannot be enforced but outside of the ninth circuit it can be Lisa thanks Jessica meantime the California Attorney General just announcing their one of four states suing the trump administration over another new rule that expands restrictions on immigrants based on the use of public assistance including Medicaid food stamps and housing vouchers this follows lawsuits already filed this week by a dozen other states and to California counties Michigan a congresswoman where she had to leave is rejecting the option of visiting Israel on humanitarian grounds to see your grandmother's saying the restrictions placed on the visit are too oppressive she had agreed not to promote a pro Palestinian boycott movement which had been cited by Israel in denying entry for to lead and fellow democratic congresswoman L. Han Omar yesterday events that unfolded this week had many Democrats in Washington blaming president trump for pressuring Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the decision especially since Netanyahu was reportedly okay with the visit just last week on his tray yanked in Jerusalem Omar and to leave a plan their own trip.
"trump administration" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"The Trump administration's health and Human Services Secretary has announced that the agency will require pharmaceutical pharmaceutical companies to reveal the cost of their drugs in TV advertising the rule which could go into effect as early as this summer. Ideally will drive down costs by empowering consumers to compare prices that drug companies have treated as very very unfairly and the rules and restrictions within our country have been absolutely atrocious. Analysis now from Seth Denson president and co founder of GDP advisors and employee benefits and risk management company. Seth how do you see it? I've been tracking secretary been talking about this for quite some time and actually came out earlier this year saying this is going to be a priority and something he was going to push for. And so when the White House actually came out and said, this is we're going to do this thing. I was really excited that good first step. All right. So the transparency as it would seem with drug prices being announced in TV ads could we as consumers trust that information. Well here in light some of the challenge in the devil's always in the details. Right. So the complexity by which drugs or Baden sold in the United States is is immense. And what I mean by that is the drug marketplace actually worked a lot like the stock market does or the commodities market it daily based on what's called the aid WP or average wholesale price. And so here in lies the challenge of drug manufacturer posting a price on why? Because what secretary aids are wants them to do. The Trump administration wants them to do it to lift their eight WP, but that changes almost on a daily basis. So there is some some decal they're gonna need to be ironed out. The other thing that consumers need to be aware of why what is going to be posted. If the VP is not what the consumer will pay at least not directly because the consumer is going to pay whatever their insurance co payment or co-insurance level is at the end of the day that formularies varies based on which. Insurance company are using here's the indirect way that the consumers paying for it though. And why I'm glad that this is a ruling a rule that's going to be implemented. The consumers always paying the price of the drug whether that is through a copayment or whether that is through insurance premiums at the end of the day of the consumers paying for it. Most consumers don't know what the true costs of drugs. Are they only know what their co payment is? And if we want to start to reduce the cost of healthcare in the United States, the consumer needs to understand the entirety of the cost, generally speaking. I know that the pharmaceutical companies do not like this proposal is that because they're trying to hide something or because it actually is complicated. Based on the way, you explained it before. It's a little bit of both the primary thing that the pharmaceutical industry doesn't like about this is the latter. It's it's if it's the amount in which that's going to be disclosed on what the cost of these drugs are now understand though that in the distribution market of this. There's it's not just a pharmaceutical company that hates this. There's a lot of stakeholders or proverbial hands in the cookie jar of prescription drug if you will and the main one is what's called the pharmacy benefit manager, the PBS of which most are owned by insurance companies. You wanna talk about a conflict of interest, and they really don't want this out there because PBS make their money. I e v insurance companies make money based on the spread what I mean by that is the insurance company via the PBS will buy the drug and a price market up, and then resell it to the end consumer through the formularies structure, and that's how insurance companies owned owning PBS make a lot of money and. So this is going to allow the consumer to start to see behind the curtain of all those hands that are cookie jar. So there's a lot of people that do not want this to happen with Seth Stinson president and co founder of GDP advisers, and we're talking about President Trump's announced plans to require drug prices in TV ads. There are certain requirements here right at that would be a drug. That's been minimum thirty dollars a month. Minimum thirty five dollars a month. But again, that's yet to be clarified that thirty five dollars wholesale prices at thirty five dollars average co payment. So that's these are some of the details that are need to kinda come out. And how what is this really me? Also drugs are only sold by Medicare Medicaid. But that's virtually every drug. I mean, there's not many drugs that aren't sold on the Medicare Medicaid system. And so there again, there are detail there need to come out on this. But it's a good first step in the direction that we need to go to infuse transparency. Thanks, Seth Denson president and co founder of GDP advisors. It's twenty minutes now in.
"trump administration" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"And the Trump administration often disagree on various issues now negotiations have apparently broken down over special rules allowing the state to create its own emission standards for cars natural Resources Defense Council. Attorney David Pettit says this means both sides are probably headed now for a court fight. He says the Trump administration in defensive automakers likely got stuck on California's rules over how many zero emission vehicles need to be made and sold that I think is a thorn in the side of the auto industry 'cause they'll tell you that they're losing money on does California already sued last year when the Trump administration said it wanted to freeze mileage and emission standards and take away California's ability to set its own emission standards through a waiver. Jessica rosenthal. Fox News secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has has an. Alabama woman who joined ISIS in Syria is not a US citizen has no valid passport and will not be allowed to come back to the US. In a written statement, also strongly advising all US citizens not to travel to Syria. Police chase down a man accused of stealing a soda truck and Oklahoma man's looking at a slew of charges starting with stealing a Pepsi truck. Police say Stephen Hart stole the rig while the driver was unloading soda, leaving a trail of Kansas. Cops chased him through Tulsa after they caught up with him heart allegedly tried to run off while the truck rear ended a school bus with no kids on board. Fox's lilian. Woo. Police say heart tried to escape again while he was being booked into custody. He's reportedly claiming it all started after a fight with his girlfriend again on Wall Street. Stocks are mostly higher though. The NASDAQ is now down about two points. Oil prices are rising now over fifty seven dollars.
"trump administration" Discussed on Got Science?
"At science agencies to find out what the state of sciences on the inside. So what did you learn from that survey we learned a lot from federal scientists? And I I want to thank the thousands of scientists that took the time and energy to tell us about their experience as a as a scientist within the. Trump administration right now, and we learned largely that a lot of scientists are are working business as usual, they're working hard. They're doing their best work in this environment. Despite all of the headlines that we see about attacks on science by the Trump administration. We also saw some censorship of scientists particularly around climate change, many scientists told us that either they were told not to do climate related work or that they weren't directly told but had been avoiding climate change related work for you here retaliation or for fear of the consequences of doing so, and we're really worried about that self censorship. And the idea that scientists might be choosing not to talk about politically contentious topics like climate change because that will ultimately mean, we won't information won't reach the public won't reach decision makers, like shed. Yet. Feels like there's. Just this creeping. Rot or something that's kind of that slowly seeping in and how do you? How do you stop that? Yeah. It's very hard to control. And just I mean, that's important to say that you can of course. Pivots your focus within the government within scientific work. You know, different administrations have different policy priorities. And so it makes sense for them to say, we're really interested in focusing here. But what they cannot do is metal with the science and change what science said, and they can't stop science that's already being produced. And that's, unfortunately, a lot of what we're seeing Gretchen have have you ever thought about what you would do if you were a scientist right now working in federal government. I think it's a really tough call it a very different. It's a tough decision. Right. There's a lot of professional and personal consequences. If you're to call out the administration or blow the whistle so to speak. Fortunately. Now nowadays, there's lots of ways that scientists can get the word out about transgression or anything that they'd like to share externally. We have a we at UCS a have ways for scientists to communicate with us. We have a scientist protection project that allows scientists to confidentially speak to legal experts about situations. And there's lots of options they have now to share things. But it's a good question. I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to blow the whistle. We'll be back in a minute. With the second half of our interview. The gut signs podcast is brought to you by the union of concerned. Scientists more at got science podcast dot org. You can find us on itunes, Stitcher, PRI, soundcloud, and many more places where you can download podcasts..