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US Lawmakers Drop Antitrust Hammer on Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook
"A group of us house. Representatives introduced five bills targeting. The likes of amazon apple Google what are these bills. Actually do or spell out right well collectively they really do represent some of the most substantial if passed would be the most substantial change to the basic principles of a straw of antitrust law in the us In generations you know most of the main legislation that we have dictating things like monopolies what defines a monopoly force to prevent monopolies from forming their over century old and so collectively. They represent a bipartisan. You know as you said. Nobody seems to agree on anything in washington at this stage of our history but republican democrat The out agree that from their perspective. Big tech is too big
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign
"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.
Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation
"To Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch says he doesn't know too many of the details behind this sudden resignation of newly appointed 22nd district, Illinois House representative Edward Guerra coded Welch told the Economic Club of Chicago that he found out just like everyone else did last night. I received a call from my chief of staff. Telling me that she had heard word that he intended to resign. And she didn't know anything more than that. Just wanted me to be aware. And this morning, you know, we were she word from the clerk of the house that he had indeed resigned. And honestly, that's all I know. But it was apparently asked to resign by former House Speaker Mike Madigan due to questionable
Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez a prosecutor in northern california's going after five indigenous activists who toppled the statue of sarah last year in protest of the catholic mission systems. Founder they all face. Felony charges but community groups are calling for the charges to be dropped christina honest reports. They're called the indigenous peoples day five. The group of indigenous women and two spirit activists are charged with felony vandalism toppling. A statue of unique perot sarah on indigenous peoples day. Twenty twenty right out front of the mission san rafael in marin county california carina gold is leader of the confederated villages of luzon aloni one of the tribes and slaved into the mission system. Unique perot sarah founded. She's calling for the charges to be dropped. Our tribal people have been the objects of genocide here in california by the catholic church since the inception of california the hippo sarah. The statue that was taken down in october is a A symbol to california native people and to many other indigenous people about the genocide that happened on our lands when the catholic church. I came here despite the catholic churches history of genocide against native americans. Some of its members demanded. Marin county's district attorney at a hate crimes charge against the activists but more than fifty community groups and seventy five thousand petition signatories are demanding. The charges be dropped. Noting the nationwide reckoning with symbols of oppression. I'm christina honest reporting from san rafael california for national native news. A nonprofit advocating for the protection of oak flat. A sacred site in arizona is appealing a federal judges decision to not temporarily blocked the project that will turn the land into a copper mine and gibson from arizona. Public media has more than nonprofit apache stronghold is one of a few groups that sued to stop a congressionally mandated. Land swap of us forest service land which includes oak flat to resolution copper. A subsidiary of international copper company's attorney. Luca goodrich is representing apache stronghold in the appeal. He says the federal government plans to transfer the land on march. Eleventh of the government has actually destroying a centuries-old sacred site and making their religious practices. They're impossible and so. This is actually really an easy case. When it comes to finding a substantial burden on religious exercise their challenging the judge's order that said the land swap wouldn't be a substantial burden on the apache people's religious practice among other things. Goodrich says he expects the courts rule before the march deadline for national native news. I'm emma gibson. The national congress of american indians winter session kicks off this week. Which is being held virtually. Ncaa president fon sharp delivers the state of indian nations address. Monday tribal leaders throughout the week. We'll interact with federal officials white house representatives and us lawmakers tribal leaders are laying out priorities for the air and developing plans to work with the biden administration and congress cove in nineteen and the confirmation hearing for pollen for interior secretary are among top agenda items the likud ray-ban defoe gibb way in wisconsin is holding mass covid nineteen vaccination events planned for the next seven wins days the tribes clinic vaccinated more than two hundred community members at its first event last week. The vaccines are open to eligible tribal members. Eighteen years old andover. I'm antonio
Mitch McConnell condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'loony lies,'
"Most powerful Republican in Washington has distanced himself from one of the parties, conspiracy theorists. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, critiqued a new lawmaker. In the other House, representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. McConnell's written statement said a person who believes quote loony lies and conspiracy theories like that school shootings were staged is a quote cancer for the Republican Party. Green has promoted the elaborate con that is the Cuban on conspiracy theory. Reporters asked McConnell about this yesterday. I think adequately. Spoke out about how I feel about any effort to define the Republican Party in such a way. So, says the senator. But Green is in the house, where she's not the only Cuban on promoter and where Republican leaders looked over her record of false claims and decided that she should sit on the education committee. Democrats are now preparing to kick her off. And Republicans meet today to decide what to do.
Are Republicans or Democrats better for the stock market?
"When you're thinking about current events. We don't really know for sure how everything is going to play out at this point. I mean, we know that binds in the White House Democrats not have the tiebreaker, and Kamila Harris, the vice president, tied 50 50 there. And then, of course, the Democrats controlled by the Congress, House representatives controlled by the Democrats as well. Does the market really care if it's the Republican part of the Democratic Party? Do they are this Amar the markets More concerned with What are the policy's going to be? Maybe? Yeah, I think there's a lot of interesting is going on. Obviously a couple, you know, obviously what goes on in D. C. It's very disturbing, I guess, And it's easy for people get caught up in the noise and feel unsettled, right and the reality. It does build anxiety. And as things seem unsettled, so you know, I want to try to put some things in perspective because What I talk about with my clients and what I see happening, what's important to focus on But the reality is is Yeah. What do we know? Well, the Democrats have the majority and all three branches. But what's important, understand about all this is the market's care about policy, not party. It always has. And so when it comes to policy, bad policy is bad policy but is gonna wait and see what happens. We don't know what policies they're gonna roll out. Now. Our fear is that we'll get we'll swing way too far one way to the left for people and create some bad policies. Whatever. But the reality is is that's probably not going to happen. I mean, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Mark, you know, so Realities is what's happening now on what we see is because of that. What's going to be coming for sure is more stimulus. So we are going to have more stimulus. We're gonna have more checks. We're gonna have some stimulus on infrastructure spending and no tie those type of things. And so that's something that the market actually likes. Because in the pandemic We've created a You know, a situation where the government has to step in and you know, create the stimulus. So the markets waiting for that, But we're definitely going to see more
Anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger accepts his fate, whatever it is
"Carson adam kensington. Who's an air national guard. Pilot was one of ten republicans who voted to impeach donald trump in the house. Representatives asked if he was worried about how that vote will affect his political career. Congressman can zinger quoted a line from the hbo world war two series band of brothers when he said the only hope. You have to accept the fact that you're already dead
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
US 'Safe Harbor' Day Reinforces Biden’s Electoral Victory
"This week marked the so-called safe harbor deadline when states have certified the results for the us presidential election typically by the harvard deadline lection related challenges at the state level or all wrapped up but president trump is continuing to claim without proof that the results in many of the states that voted for joe biden are fraudulent and should be tossed out a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general of texas and supported by the president as well as seventeen republican. State's attorney general and over one hundred. Republican members of the house is asking the supreme court to overturn the results of the election in four states carried by biden. Pennsylvania georgia wisconsin and michigan. That would bring biden below the two hundred seventy electoral college votes. He would need to be the president-elect elect so how can an election certified and contested helping us to make sense of it. All is our friend. Barbara perry the presidential studies director at the university of virginia's miller center she begins by explaining who the electors are and what the electoral college actually does elect doors. One might need them as delegates to this thing called the electoral college. Actually have a t shirt that says property of the athletic department of the electoral college. Which i love that. The politics department at uva gave all of the graduate students at one point. But it's not really a place it's a is it. Is this group of electors. They are chosen typically by a method that is determined by the state legislatures in each and that concept spelled out in the constitution that the legislatures of the states get to choose the manner in which these electoral college delegates or electors will be chosen and that can be through a primary system much as the presidential. Candidates are selected. It can be through a convention of the party in a state but typically these are people who are party leaders. One might call them. Party regulars party activists the only thing that they cannot be is a federal office holder so for example a senator member's house representatives. A member of the cabinet could not participate as an elector but typically it is determined the methodist election by the state legislatures and then really turning it over to the party organizations in each state to choose. This will call it a slate of electors. So then let's walk through what happens. We have the election. We have as we've seen especially this year the states. Sometimes it takes a little longer than some states. Take a little longer than others to certify the results and then we have something known as safe harbor day which happened this week on tuesday december. Eighth can you explain what that is. Yes i in legal terms particularly as it's used in this context of an election. Is that once. This date is set as this is the safe harbor. And once you state certifies your election results you by that date. Then get to be in the safe harbor where your determination and your certification of that election should not be prone to any more of the storm in the seas and the roiling that could come from those who might be questioning the election and its results and so that's where we are now so help us understand this barbara. Because we've passed the safe harbor day we know that every state has certified its electors and yet the texas attorney general is filing a lawsuit or has filed a lawsuit asking the supreme court to block the electors from four states. How can this be possible given that the safe harbor. Data's already passed. I agree with you on asking that question and my answer to that would be what an irony think. Back to two thousand. Think back to the bush. V gore controversy which was much closer because remember that the florida recount that was being requested by al gore Because he was just a few votes behind probably about three to five hundred votes behind. George bush in that popular vote count in florida and whichever person was going to be certified and deemed. The winner of florida was going to exactly end up with two hundred two hundred seventy votes necessary to win the electoral college. So that's how razor send those margins were so understandably al gore was going to keep pressing. But here's the historical irony that republicans were saying on behalf of george bush. Oh safe harbor day is approaching so we really must wrap up and stop this recount in florida and the. Us supreme court accepted that argument by the bush side and said we cannot violate this concept of the safe harbor. Florida must certify its vote and indeed the recount stop. Florida certified their votes which showed that bush had won by sort of three to five hundred votes. That was it and that was it for gore. so by view is isn't an irony that the republican party. This time round led by at this point that commander in chief himself but the attorney general of texas joined by what sixteen seventeen other attorneys general. Republicans in states are now completely violating that concept of. Let's really pay attention to and follow the safe harbor rule right i think many constitutional scholars would also argue that. It's unlikely the supreme court is even going to take this case nonetheless rule on it but the fact is we do know at this point that every single state has certified. It's election correct. That is correct.
Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Matter
"Let's talk about these runoffs. That's happening january. Fits for georgia. We have senator. David perdue running against david also off and then we have reverend raphael warnock going against khalil. Lafler a Jacob can you explain to listeners. How important this is for georgia to win the senate for the democrats okay and so important thing about it. Is i think that people think the presidency is the polish right. And they don't understand that it's really the legislative branch which congress congress has the power. They'd passed the laws. The president's job is to sign laws into power. Have you signs off on it. But he's not really the guy that it aside from executive orders executive orders are not laws right they can be overturned but no matter which president comes laws are passed by congress right it goes from the house. Representatives to the senate in laws of pat. So again you have laws. Currently that's been bills that have been four hundred bill sitting with mitch mcconnell. He hasn't passed. And that's because republicans. Control the senate simple bills at nonpartisan bills. Kamala harris and tim cook from south carolina republican Senate on the anti lynching. Bill blocked by mitch mcconnell. Simple things like you know first responders bills right that helps them blocked by mitch mcconnell. There's many bills that sitting there for hundred because he has the ability to do it because the republicans control the senate ranks it will data with matt would what what a what. Joe biden does at that moment. if he doesn't have a lot more control a set because what you run into is. He sends a bill down a he goes to. Congress said hey i want to. I want to put this particular bill right now. He talks about systematic races and he turns around to nancy pelosi. And says hey. I want to do something about systematic racism and they create a bill and because the democrats control the house right. They can pass that bill. Then it goes to the senate mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans who says there's no such thing assistant Can block and then. Joe biden didn't have the water that bill down to a bill that they think is worse than passing less removing things from it or adding things to just so the republicans pick pass it or he'll have to as an executive order and lo and behold for years from now of a of a trump gets elected again just reverse and will react to start again and so the important thing is if you get and a ed to place but democrats and republicans will then have equal amount of people in the senate and kamala harris i'll mix vp. The vp of the united states is the president of the senate. Yes yes oh she will sit there and then she will be the deciding. Vote on all these lots should break the filibuster and so if you wanna see certain laws get through. It's important to get out and get these. These two gentlemen elected as sems. Senators have more power than almost anyone in this country. As where does that but they did. The president uniquely enough. If you look at the history. America but president was really put into place to deal with international affairs more than he was put into place to deal with domestic affairs. Congress really dealt with domestic affairs. The president was really because it was a of different states right and they operate with only kind of presidents called governors. Had been own congress with investigates which is the paper had on supreme court's that they own police force their own military force but they did not know how to deal with national international issues. Like hot. who's gonna deal with us. We're going to deal with london. England who's going to france was going to deal with germany. And who's going to deal with all this stuff international fuss. We need to nominate a national guy in place undo. Vat stunts for us. That's how it originally started loan and so the as time went by the president became more and more empowered but at the beginning. They just wanted him to deal with like. How much are we going to sell. Cotton ustralia for. Who's gonna talk to australia for us. We can't have fifty governors right right so we have to nominate two senators. I stay with nominate people from within the district's in america to go to a federal house. We got to nominate someone on top of them and then they can handle the guys on of the senators on the house of representatives which created congress national dishes fuss and then the president can handle international issues like if we decided to go to war outside. The president can do that right internally. We can handle right. So that's how it really started. As time went by the federalist which is people that wanted federal power to control more the president of more and more more more power within the state within the country so always understand that senators have a ton of i and we have to make sure and the map is set up. It's two senators for state. It doesn't matter if your california was sixty million. You're you're not the cold with nine hundred thousand. It's two senators per state and if you notice there's more red states than there are blue states so it's very interesting high back stabler thing. Worse and senators can stop everything they they they're responsible for nominating supreme court justices involved in pass laws and the bacon block you. It doesn't matter. What joe biden tries to do. You'll have to use the executive power or he has the water down that bill right to stop you. Don't like lights cryer. Bill ninety four where he had the water bill down as a senator so that to get the republicans supporting you get three strikes. You're out and then you get this. Mass incarceration everybody gets mad at him and he's like well. I can't acid through the senate without involved in them because we don't control the senate and so they put things in and we put things in and you get bills that don't turn out the way you want it to but you try to get the best of both worlds to get the republicans to sign off. So it's important to understand that we can't put the president in place and not help him with backing him up with the senate the vp can sit there and as the president of the senate. She can help to move things away. We need to move
USPS chief to testify amid US election fears
"Donald Trump's appointed postmaster general has agreed to testify before Congress, next week uncut. Since service that lawmakers fear could hamper the postal services ability to handle a flood of mail in ballots in November's election postmaster general Louis to joy major trump political donor will testify next Monday before the Democratic led House representatives, oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks of slowed mail deliveries. Congressional Democrats have raised concerns that amid a coronavirus pandemic that is expected to result in about twice as many Americans voting by mail as did. So in two thousand, sixteen cost cuts at the postal service could lead to missed delayed ballots. They have pointed to reductions in overtime restrictions on extra mail, transportation trips, and new mail sorting and delivery policies. This changes that threaten to slow mail delivery. Trump has repeatedly and without evidence claimed that mail balloting is vulnerable to fraud voting by mail is nothing new in the United, states and one in four voters ballots that way in two, thousand, sixteen separately House Democratic Conference Chairman Hakim Jeffries and representative Ted lieu also cold on the. FBI. To open a criminal probe into joy there is evidence that the postmaster general has a financial stake in multiple financial entities that are either competitors to or contractors for the post office. The lawmakers said trump told reporters outside the White House that he wants to make sure the election is not stolen. Trump who himself plans to cast an absentee ballot by mail in Florida and many other Republicans have opposed an expansion of in voting to accommodate people concerned about going to the polls to vote in person due to fears the pandemic. Trump last Thursday said he was opposing democratic efforts to include funds for the postal service and election infrastructure in Corona virus relief legislation as he aims to block an expansion in mail in voting during the pandemic. Trump said in March that with mailing voting it levels Democrats were seeking. You'd never have a republican elected in this country
The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act. What about the other companies? Amazon that also has incredible market share. Can you first catalogue just how big Amazon is and how much bigger it's gotten since the current virus epidemic? Yeah, you know, the Amazon has closed in on the market cap of 1.5 trillion They have 280 billion in revenue. They have increased dramatically. Actually, stock prices increased since the beginning of the Corona virus by I don't know the exact percentage don't want to get it wrong, but by a tremendous amount, in fact, And there was one day in which Jeff Bezos gained $13 billion personally, so they are the biggest of big attack for the first part of hearing they didn't get any questions, but representative Dia Paul brought it in accusing them. Of lying in front of Congress about how they treat third party sellers and pressing bass. Those hard on how he runs his marketplace. So they they, they've got some of they've got some fire. Coming in. Yeah, I guess the problem. There is not only well they sell, you know products from third parties always there slow selling their own products, and so they are. I guess in competition with 1/3 party supplies on their own platform. How does that work? I mean, that's I think the acquisition or the problem is that people worry that Amazon has become more or less the dominant online retailer. They have some competition Homer, but you know, more or less dominant. So you make it on Amazon are Or you don't make it at all. And if that's the marketplace, the prospect of You come up with successful thing? I don't know Better mousetrap, and then Amazon makes their own copy of it. So the Amazon version of it and then sells it for less. You know, that turns into a sucker's game, and I think that's been the main complaint about Amazon is ah, less that they You know about their competitors or something but more that they have turned the marketplace into something of a rigged game for their own products. Right and a sweet noted Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man. Right now, the company is you outline is just so big. It's hard to even wrap your mind around it. Is there any way you could break up Amazon or hasn't just become too big to break up? That's a good question. You know, it hasn't been subject to a lot of discussion, probably for the reasons you suggest. Most of scrutiny of Amazon is how they treat the marketplace. I think for a true old school antitrust type who just believes that too much power to concentrated should always be broken. Would want to switch, you know, break Amazon into some kind of pieces. One way might be to break off their Web services division, which is a dominant in its space. You could also imagine, as with it and t breaking it into baby Amazons. I guess that are supposed to compete with each other. But I know it hasn't been unlike Facebook and even Google. Has been talks about how would you break them up? Think Amazon. It's been more about can they? Can you get them to run their at their market place better? And then Google. Obviously a search giant and it's become a verb. It's such an intimate part of who we are at this point again. How would you break up Google if you could It's a good question. Let me let me say that Google has come under fire this hearing both from Sicily knee on the idea that they are essentially eating their ecosystem That is to say. You know if you if you like like with Amazon actually similar that if You know, you could come up with a really successful Web service of some kind in your sort of small enough that Google will make a version of it and then send all the traffic to it so that that's the accusation against them. As for you know, what would you do to Google one You could say, don't do that. That's what the Europeans are trying to dio. Another would be to say, Well, listen, it Google, you run the search part and just leave it there. Don't do everything else. Okay. Maybe run Gmail, maybe right maps. But all these other little things that are just clones of other companies. Stay out of that, or make them be independent companies. I should add. By the way, there's you know, I'm maybe we get to this, but there's been AH, Google face us a lot of Republicans during the hearing, talking about different issues. Trying to get Google to admit that it Ah Is too friendly to China. Eyes too unfriendly to the US Pentagon. That's been another theme of this hearing is that I think should be mentioned. Well, you bring up China, and I guess the argument against breaking up these companies is that they're competing against Chinese companies, which In many cases have the backing of the state and there's there's no limit to their monopolistic practices. And so if these are global companies, should there be different rules when it comes to monopoly now than there were, you know, back in the 19th century. Yeah. Or the 20th? Yeah, that is the argument. So you know, kind of goes like this. If you break up Facebook or make fix books, life difficulty the Chinese will take over. It's kind of a national champion like argument. So we have to have our guys. Um I don't find it convincing at all. Last time we heard that kind of argument was when Japan was the all great mighty power that was going to take over everything in America. And they said it so you can't break up the tea and you can't break up IBM. I think we've had a better track record. Forcing American companies to be competitive. It's not breaking them up, at least putting him under heavy scrutiny like Microsoft and hoping a new generation arises. So yeah, I think that's a pretty lame excuse not to enforce the law that put it that way. So what do you think is going to come out of this? You know, I think from what I've heard there was some documents that were coming out of this that nobody has seen. And I think they put more pressure on the administration and also the states to file complaints. I would not be surprised if Google ends up on the receiving end of an antitrust complaint before November. And after this hearing, I wonder of Facebook's gonna get 12 or whether that's going to be something that the election decides. But, yes, I think it adds to the pressure to file actual cases as opposed to talking about it.
The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act.
Struggling United States Purchased By Private Equity Firm
"Some big news for the US today. The small private equity firm prospect capital partners has officially closed the deal and purchasing the United States of America. Which as we've reported has been struggling financially in the last few months the private equity firm purchased all fifty states Washington DC five major territories and various minor islands in the acquisition for an undisclosed sum. But what does this mean for? Americans like you and me for more. I'm joined by. Opr financial correspondent. Marcy Hammond Good Morning. Marcy High Leslie. Can you tell us about the country's new owners and what we can expect from them? Prospect capital partners has investments in a broad array of industries. Their portfolio includes everything from discount. Furniture stores to niche lifestyle magazines even funeral home chains and designer dog breeding services. Oh yes. I've gotten several of my teacup Pomeranian from their property. Puppy lucks but why. The United States of America to their portfolio. Well since it was already swamped in twenty three dollars worth of debt. Experts say that. Pcp was able to pay pennies on the dollar for the nation which has been renamed the United Fifty Corporation. Here's what the new. Ceo of the country. Herbert Lindgren had to say about the acquisition. We see a lot of great potential in the country in its assets water real estate energy agriculture etc as the biggest player in our portfolio united fifty is in an ideal position to capitalize on this dynamic. And I'm really excited to expand its reach. There'll be some small changes and focusing country reorganization but for the most part. We're just going to let the brand continued to create great products while supporting it. Well that sounds promising. What small changes have been implemented so far several? Lindemann is made swift moves to eliminate many inefficiencies for instance congressional representatives per state or teams as they're now called Heaven pared-down according to stay. Gdp luster running the numbers. We just move as a necessary step. Texas by itself had thirty six house representatives and dozens upon dozens of mayors but streamline the corporate structure and now the half to supervisors and a nature representatives will be based out of United Fifties. La Office and it wasn't just Texas that had inefficiencies in fact the United Fifty C. Suite identified positions states all over the country. That were found to be redundant. People in such positions were immediately removed from the country and escorted into the ocean by security. Well I guess no one ever really needed to senators anyway but martial arts some of these government positions essential to functioning United States. I mean United Fifty yes and departments are scrambling to adjust. Fill the holes while some citizens are saying that quality is definitely gone down due to the chaos however Lindemann says these stumbling blocks are nothing more than growing pains for the country. Contrary to what you've heard local officials were not laid off offered transfers to existing openings and other cities that were contract-based without benefits. We don't plan to cut our way to growth but life is about constant change. The good news is already seeing signs that we're well on our way to hitting our Q. Revenue Goals. I WANNA thank those. We've sadly seemly for their service. United Fifty and the Management Team. Here promises that we will do everything. We can to make the transition into their next chapter as easy as possible juice. These are a lot of changes. Did they know it's a Friday? Pull this shit right before the weekend. That's unfortunate I wonder. What's the new leadership goal and all this? I was wondering that myself to figure that out. I spoke to John pfeiffer professor of economics at Harvard University and an expert on private equity firms who gave me some insight into United Fifties Possible Future. Private equity was to see quick return on investment to do that. You cut costs and exploit resources to shore up earnings then. The company either sells it at a profit or if it fails to be competitive in its newly diminished form. They squeeze it into bankruptcy. I THE INVESTORS. Keep THE CASH. No matter what though. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if they offloaded the entire underperforming Midwest division to be honest now when asked to comment on the possibility of that Lindemann denied any such sale was an option. The midwest a strong acid with many natural resources and agricultural and manufacturing properties and we definitely don't see ourselves letting go of such a commodity anytime soon but we're also happy to hear out any bids that may come our way in the near future but according to a source. I spoke with inside the company country. United Fifty might already be in talks to break up the Midwest and sell it Shari Marci. I'm going to have to stop you right there. We've just received a memo from up top saying that we should stick to reporting on. What does it say here Anything else okay. Great back with something completely different right after.
Coronavirus: Grand Princess cruise ship waits off California for virus tests
"Almost one hundred thousand people around the world have now been infected with a corona virus there are two hundred thirty cases in the U. S. and that number could go up significantly when test results are complete on more than three thousand people stuck on a cruise ship off California correspondent Jamie Yuccas is at port in San Francisco we spoke with Chris Grady who is currently on board the princess cruise he says the ship allow people to roam around common areas even though those very same ship carried a passenger who died of corona virus on Wednesday authorities are we should have just had everybody go to their rooms pretty much immediately president trump has scant canceled a scheduled visit to the centers for disease control today he says he doesn't want to hold up work on the virus vice president pence says Mr trump is expected to sign a funding bill the United States Senate passes the house representatives did yesterday legislation to provide nearly eight billion dollars in support is depends like knowledge is a shortfall in the number of test kits
Future of the Labour Party, ICC Investigation, Black-Jewish Relations
"Liam whore is the Europe editor for moment magazine. It has been covering Labor's antisemitism awesome scandal since two thousand fifteen. He joins us now to help us understand. What's next for that party for British Jews and for the United Kingdom Liam? Thank you so much for joining us. I thank you for inviting me for the most part analysts are chalking up. Labour's defeat to having the wrong message on Brexit but there is is no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour leader was historically unpopular. And no doubt that a part of that unpopularity was due to the anti eighty. Semitism that he let grow in the party. Are there grumblings on the far left that Jews are responsible for his defeat. And that's something that British Jews are worrying about. I think what we've seen since the election is people on the far left at Labor constituency meetings and online researching the British Jewish Institutions. Such as the Board of Deputies or indeed the chief rabbi Were in fact stories or conservatives I should say and innocent intervening in the election on their side. That's what he wanted to the things that the board of Deputies hope that the future Labour leader will expunge from the and that is one reason why they've come forward with the ten pledges in recent days. You mentioned the list of ten pledges that the Board of Deputies the kind of umbrella Ella Organisation for British Jews that the Board of Deputies released just a couple of days ago they basically say that these are the ten things or perhaps the first ten things the Labor Party needs to adopt needs to do in order to heal its relationship with the Jewish community. And we don't need to go through them one by one but broadly what are these ten pledges calling calling for. Well as you say broadly the first thing is that Outstanding Cases Anti Semitism in the Party needs to be resolved and the discipline under reprocessed to have to be made independent again and sh- interference from the leadership team sort of around. Jeremy Corbyn in this process must come to an end thereafter. What's I think? What's important folder? The board is to reestablish a working relationship with the leader of your party after all when a function is to be a conduit between the panoply of organizations they represent and and the government Foreign bodies and so forth and finally just add that one of the things they want to see done is that the full I h Ra the definition of Anti Semitism. With all of these examples applauses will be introduced and used in disciplinary cases within the party. That was a major eric. Eric disputes within the party last year or earlier this year. And that's one of the things I want to get done here at. AJC We're very proud of having been a part of authoring during the era definition but for our listeners who aren't familiar with the definition and why it's so important. Can you just say a word about that. Well because of dispute within the party I should say making making more specific is that People on the far left of the party were concerned that this definition would prevent them from Criticizing sizing Israel or Israeli policy. Which of course? He's not well. The definition does he's indicate ways in which rhetoric concerning Israel Israel can tip over into antisemitism I believe for example if people would say that the actions of the Israeli government towards what's the Palestinians in some way resemble the actions of Not Towards Jews in Europe in the nineteen forties So really they had nothing to worry about. But this is all tied to a much larger augmented. It was rambling on throughout the entirety of Jeremy Comex leadership of the Liberal Party concerning anti Israel rhetoric break and wearing that becomes at. You haven't ISM or for example. If someone challenging British Jews were to somehow hold them accountable for the actions actions of the Israeli government. I think that would also be seen as anti Semitic under the IRA definition which is really important. Considering the way that often we've seen across Europe and perhaps in Britain specifically people tried to do that. Try to discredit jus. I think there's a slur that has cropped up in the UK. Zayas people who you you know. They're interested in defaming and demeaning. They don't really have any way to do it except to try to tie them to Israel so I think it's important that the Labor Party adopts the definition in order to make very clear to its constituents that that kind of thing is anti Semitic well quite an in recent days we have an example of that which is that There's no sort of I would say online activists By the name of Rachel cousins. Who goes by the alias? Rachel Swindon who has a following of tens of thousands of people on twitter. It's unclear whether she is or is not in fact a member of the party but she's nonetheless very close to the sort of cold and leadership and in response to the boards pledges. She tweeted that as I previously said that the board was essentially a conservative organization and also came out with is her own or Or perhaps found only list of pledges for the board which more or less argue that the board had to come out and condemn Israeli military action. In the West Bank thank or condemn what she calls the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian communities in in the West Bank in other words as you said holding British Jews accountable for the actions. uh-huh office ready government. which if they at the very least a dangerous road to go down and she somebody who has previous four in this regard having tweeted about the rothschilds and the so-called influence in the past so the point of this is to say that changing the Leo Party is only the first step? They won't be root and branch Tusk to erotic antisemitism from the Ponti it is always interesting to see how those people who take part in what is called the new antisemitism this kind of attacking Jews shoes on the basis of what Israel does how at the end of the day they are also just old antisemites in the way that she brings up Rothschild conspiracies and things like that. I wanted to ask you about one of the pledgers. In particular number eight is entitled engagement with the Jewish community to be made via its main representative groups and then in explains Labor must engage with the Jewish community Levi its main representative groups not through fringe organizations and individuals. That sounds like it's referencing. Something like there's some history there. Can you tell us a little bit about that. Sure I mean I mean Jeremy Corbyn is somebody who was throughout the time he was leader of the party. Never very much interested in the views and concerns all mainstream British Jewish ortganizations. He has historically been in most of the time that he was leader. Always much more comfortable with what the board calls fringe organizations for example He wasn't much interested in The Jewish Labor movement which is sort of the mainstream Organiz ation all Jews in Labor Party or affiliated with the party rather Jewish Voice Labor whose membership I think could fit into a phone box. I mean if you look at their rallies and meetings the the next in the Guardian newspaper. It's always the same ten fifteen twenty people who assigning these latches At the same time At one of the times when the relationship between Jerry in British Jewish groups was was at his lowest he attended a Saito organized by a group called choose. Who are legitimate tendency in the Jewish community and represent people who have felt themselves felt this affiliated pushed away from the mainstream left-wing clock but they themselves I'm sure would say the reps and also a a very small number of people also Jeremy's also been affiliated with sort of anti-zionist ultra Orthodox people who live in his community but he did not have a working relationship with the board he did not have a working relationship with the chief rabbi in so far as I know and not that he had a working relationship with with the Jewish Leadership Council? which sort of is a you might say a rival organization to the Board of Deputies also a representative group so this point eight? This engagement group is really about the board wanting to reestablish Atlantic communication and a working relationship with the party which is sort of one of the sort of raison. d'etre foil for the board. It sells I'm going to move on in just a moment. Kind of forward-looking questions but there is one more retrospective effective thing that I'm curious about. which is what are we to make of people who are real friends of the Jews or certainly seem to be who campaigned for Labor in this last election? I'm thinking of people for example like London. Mayor Sadeq Khan who has said all the right things about anti Semitism done many of the things about about antisemitism but nevertheless tried to make Jeremy Corbyn the next prime minister should we hold that against him. I case if someone likes to Econ we should not hold that against against him and I think I think you know people who reunite kind of position which is to say supposedly oh party but not supposed to Jeremy Corbyn were very torn because the reality is the British electoral system that much like the Americans. There's it ends up becoming a two-party system Elections to the House Elsa parliament more or less function like elections to the House representatives. There are six hundred fifty constituencies. Each insurance becomes its own kind of to race and in many any of them the racist between Labour and the Conservatives and so sort of I would say anti anti Semitic Labor supporters found themselves in a very Korea unenvious position of having to decide. Do I vote for the Conservatives and put into power party that I oppose my entire adult life likely. ooh Aw do I grit my teeth and vote for the Labor Party on the basis that I am somehow voting for the Party and voting for the candidate in my constituency. But somehow not Jeremy Corbyn and I you know I as a journalist. I love about the free in this regard. So I don't have to make such compromises but I nonetheless feel for people who know people like I said Connor or you could answer this people like just flips. Who is now a candidate for leadership who it's not about Anti Semitism in the pause About the kind of compromises. They had to make that time. So no we we. We shouldn't hold I bet against As you intimate in about a month the voting will begin to elect a new leader of Labor this kind of an interesting quirk for our American listeners. The voting voting will actually stay open for more than a month through the beginning of April and people can vote. I guess anytime in that span. Who are the names that we need to know who are likely Lee to win the election and are any of them going to be you know kind of on their own? The answer to Labour's antisemitism problem tackling the antisemitism crisis is not as simple as for lack of a better way of putting removing the head from the snake Having Jeremy Corbyn leader suddenly a good thing because the cost was it the crisis could not be it's solution But in terms of who will become the next leader There this prison time probably two main candidates on the one hand you have Rebecca Long Bailey who is perceived to be the continuity Corbin candidate the date.
Senate impeachment trial appears to be coming soon
"After holding articles of impeachment for nearly four weeks the house representatives poised to release those articles perhaps as early as tomorrow correspondent man around your reports from Capitol Hill he has the latest we do expect there actually does formal vote to name the impeachment managers people would prosecute the case in the Senate and also that would lead to the transfer of the articles impeachment over the Senate we do expect that boat took her probably on Wednesday could be as early as tomorrow the president says the Senate issue it is simply dismiss the impeachment case against him democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned senators will pay a price if they block new testimony saying Americans want a fair
"This is it our last episode of Twenty Nineteen and what a year it's been you know the stock market up like twenty seven percent or so here still twelve trillion of negative yielding bonds in the world. US House representatives is trying to impeach the president. It would only be the third time in our history and I mean it's been a little crazy hundred under twenty thousand Dollar Bananas This guy that we talked about last time Hussein by by it all by it. There's no such thing as riskin can stocks. It's getting a little weird great here and stocks a little weird overall now. It would be sort of typical to to do a look back at two thousand nineteen right the typical thing. I don't want to take the typical look back at the markets. Anybody can look back to what happened in various price movements and markets markets and. Make up a reason. Why tell you what it means? But you know it's all it's all backward-looking we know where we are. I mean I've certainly talked about it to death you know. And it's a kind of a typical mostly useless sort of an exercise. Although there are a few sort of annual looks back that that are kind of valuable to me one by a guy named Dave column who you can find on twitter at Dave Columcille L. L. U. M. and he. He publishes a nice look back. So you know go read his look back and just leave it at that. And then there will be a Zillion more looks forward to twenty twenty and it's all kind of useless exercise because what happened happened. What's going to happen? Nobody knows so. What should we do instead? Well this week I will look back but I'll look back at all the non investment topics. We looked at this year which we got a lot of great feedback on. I have to say people really early enjoyed this stuff because all of that stuff is probably much more timeless it can help you not only become a better investor but also become. I'm a better person. Hopefully a happier person and yes you know. Hopefully a wealthier were to write. We spoke with a lot of guests who dealt with a lot of different sort sort of general life wisdom topics and how fitting the first one of two thousand nineteen was Shane Parrish from the Farnam Street website. Eight who we spoke with during episode eighty four published on January the tenth among other titles. Shane is the wisdom seeker of Farnam. Street read Awebber site. He started anonymously while working for an intelligence agency. We spoke with Shane about a variety of topics. The most important one in my mind being mental mental models the mental. Toolkit we use to understand the world. Shane lists are hundred thirteen mental models on his website. I'd say that makes him an expert on mental models okay and he came out with a book. This year called the great mental models volume one general thinking king concepts. It's the first by a five volume series that they intend to do at Farnam street. I have on my shelf. It's a highly readable resource that deals with nine general thinking sort of mental models. The very first chapter is called. The map is not the territory. That's the first mental model. He discusses losses as the map is not the territory. It's sort of explains itself quite well. Doesn't it the model you have in. Your head is not not reality. And what perfect. What a perfect way? What a perfect I model to start off with in in the book series that he's doing and and I sure wish the folks modeling risk and mortgage securities had taken heed of this back before the financial crisis? Right if they had we might have avoided voided crisis and and other things too. You know like long term capital management. They were modeling. Bond markets in a certain way and they didn't behave that way and they blew the the heck up. Shane says his work is about learning about the world in a multidisciplinary way it's about applied thinking thinking about thinking is is what he told us I highly recommend is book has website his work. It's a great way to learn to think about the world and by all means check out that episode episode the very next episode after that one with Shane. Parrish was episode eighty-five published on January Eighteenth. That's when we interviewed Aaron Edelheit. Aaron is an entrepreneur investor. Who wrote a book called the hard break? The case for a twenty four six lifestyle which advocates taking one day a week off from work email and smartphones to be more productive and healthier more creative and have a more satisfying happy life. I read this book and and I decided that I would not work on Saturdays anymore. When you work at home like I do you get into into this? Rut where you feel guilty if you're not always working every single day of the week because you're working always just a few steps away and it's kind of beckoning to you all the time fine. But that's really unhealthy. So I decided I'd just take one day every week and Saturdays it and I've stuck to it and it's made me not less productive but more war productive. I know that no matter what. I'm always going to honor my need for a hard break for a day of rest once a week. So you know I can really push harder on the other days. I also try not to work past five o'clock but that's harder I get up at five in the morning and tried to work no later than seven so five. IPM's ten hour day. That ought to be enough. If it's not enough maybe I should do something else reliving Aaron talked about his own struggle with being a workaholic which really messed messed up his health. While you're wound up in hospital messed up his relationships he talked about how stressed out he was because his fund was down just five percent in two thousand and three the year the DOT COM bust bottomed out. He also talked about how he started. Buying rental homes after the housing bubble blew up including including one year when he individually bought two thousand times. I mean that's a lot of homes that's like what one five a day or something as ridiculous so yeah work a holic and our conversation just let us into all kinds of areas for example we talked about a phenomenon called the garner effect. Aaron Erin said quote it's from Bloom Garnic. A Soviet psychologist who noticed that waiters could immediately remember unfinished orders but had trouble trouble remembering completed orders. A restaurant and this has been duplicated a number of times and if you think about the modern email and the tasks they're they're always unfinished tasks so this is part of that were of technology of e mail notifications and there's constantly someone to reach out to respond to something to do. And that's why you're always on the phone and that's why it's so exhausting. End Quote when the flip side of that. I have to interject here. A similar effect is discussed in a book. I recommended called how we learn by Benedict Carey and carry notes. That when you're practicing your Violin L.. Enter your peony oil or studying for your test or doing work or whatever you should stop when everything is clicking in your all warmed up not after. You feel like you've done everything you wanted to do. Cut Yourself off to get that side garnic effect of not having finished and it helps you remember and it keeps it alive in your memory. Umbrian much of learning is just remembering so my point is this. I garnered affect our describe is a double edged sword but I think he can manage it to your advantage. Aaron's got a a great story. I strongly encourage you to read all about him in his book. The heartbreak which is one of the few titles. I keep right here on my desk. I've got a bow. Well I don't know eight hundred bucks in the office here now. I think and I've got just like maybe thirty five or so that I keep on the desk at all time at arm's length and the heartbreak is one of them all right so next published episode one Zero Three On may twenty third. It's called how to succeed in the stock market and in life and in this episode I discussed one of the most important of these mental models like recovered in. Shane Parishes episode sewed and and like he covers in his book and it's called Circle of competence. This is what I said. It's called circle of competence. This idea was created by Warren Buffett as a way to help investors stay out of investments. They don't understand now. Imagine a circle with a smaller circle inside of it the bigger outer circle. Well that's what you think. You know the inner circle is what you really no. It's a subset of that bigger thing that you're true circle of competence. That's what you really know. That's what I said on the episode. So circle of competence is a great way to reflect on you what your real strengthened skills and talents are and and what your limits are two right. That's what that circle is. It's a limit around your real talents and strengths. And I've struggled with this my whole life. I used to always always wanted to do more than I could realistically expect to do. And I was always saying. Yeah Yeah let's do it. Let's do more and you know things pile up and they don't work out the way you want. One example of how I've improved on. This is with my my interest in music. I'd love to play everything classical jazz rock blues. Show tune standards. Just everything everything. But I'm really best at classical guitar. That's what I studied in college. I've been doing it for what forty years now over forty years and and and not many people are really very good at it and at this point in my life. I'm playing pretty well and I can play stuff that nobody I know personally. These days could ever hope hoped to play. It's been a long time since hung out with lots of classical guitar player. So I'm sure you know I could quickly change things so that no longer be the best classical guitarist I know but the point is my current circle of musical acquaintances. You know. It's a random enough sample of musical. Humans and none of them are really good classical players so you know that that kind of lets me stand out a little bit and l.. Let's face it you know. Most people play the guitar not like a really good classical player so I feel like it's something I had to keep doing and because Huzzah that I've gotten better at it so I thought you know well right if this thing. Is You know most guitar players. Don't bother with it. That's pretty cool right so I focus on that and wouldn't you know it. It's helped me with those other styles because always cheat a little. I go into the next room. Picking my electric Har- every now and then and play some jazz and stuff stuff. So I can still dabble in those other things primarily because I pay less attention to them and the most attention to the one most suited to to me which also just happens to be the most demanding one technically allowing me to pick up techniques and other disciplines much faster so by giving up those other disciplines as a primary focus.
"us house representatives" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Its stock wash for for little rock Arkansas filling in for the great one mark love then the number to call to get of the conversations eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one been talked about a lot of stuff Attorney General William Barr the John Durham investigation into spy gate which is all rolled up with the impeachment has some well life liberty and event last night is Ken Starr said yet this this whole thing is an attempt to overthrow this president you know they just can't deal with a legally elected president of because of what is at stake because of what is at stake at all also one of the things that they did come up I kind of shocked me was US it to the US representative James Clyburn very powerful man the Democrat party in the US house representatives telling John Berman CNN that we need to give trump trial men hang him check out a whole what but that wasn't John John Berman's response his response was so you'll hang on to the articles of patient as long as you want to a just ignored what he said ignore what he said some more calls will talk about that someone to talk about below sea of the whole process and let's go ahead and grab a Terry in center Texas Terri your on the mark Levin show doc washer Filion what's up doctor are you doing tonight a man just living the dream and just blessed and delighted to be here what you got yeah that's what I wanted a big microphone myself there you go now that I tell you what I heard what Cliburn said I was kinda like what okay I mean it's no different than the rest of the Democrats or the mainstream media they're all throw this stuff out there and they're not held accountable ever they never heard they just go right about bill what they're doing like it's it's okay to do this and it's just there's got to be you are I'm just racking my brain because I know the president cancel BSP has to take the swings in their that's he just got to do it but still you got to be somebody out there stand up straight and up with this and start filing lawsuits for what these people are so they're not apologetic about it either yeah no no you know it makes you wonder and I appreciate your call Terry makes you wonder with with all the the lies that Adam Schiff has told and maybe he's gonna get rolled up and John dirhams Spygate criminal investigation I don't know man I don't know it's gonna be interesting let's go with GM in imperial Nebraska you're on the Michael in show doc washer Filion what's up Sir doc thanks for taking my call first I'd like to wish everybody out there merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah absolutely that we could say that on the patriot channel then you go anyway the with everything that's been happening with the impeachment proceedings and what not yeah to me it's made it I mean I've known for a long time that this is a constitutional Republic not a democracy yeah right what's been going on it is in a lot of other thinking of going about it it's made it crystal clear exactly why our founding fathers did not make this a democracy right it's precisely because of what that leads to which is well it you know its majority rule so with the greed that is inherent in human beings for power for whatever it needs to legalized bribery yeah I mean we we're we're we're we were at a country of laws not of men and the concern that the founders had was that pure democracy would be rule of the mob basically what is happening right now I mean the whole system the committee system in Congress is so lopsided I mean with the Judiciary Committee yeah twenty four Democrats seventeen Republicans hi I'm gonna get anything solved that way your school Martinson that's what our founders were absolutely terrified of is you're you're you're you're absolutely right actually correct Jim and I I got to run to a brother but merry Christmas happy Hanukkah no yeah absolutely correct and that this is why that all of mark's listeners need to talk to their friends and their loved ones in congressional districts that represent by Democrats and tell them you got to vote them out November third twenty twenty if you have represented relatives it just insist on voting for the Democrats tell them they need to vote on.
"us house representatives" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"That the Department of Justice must hand over the grand jury materials from Muller Investigation to the House Judiciary Committee by October thirtieth that's tomorrow Well as expected trump has filed an appeal the well his administration house along with an accompanying eight page motion to stay the disclosure order pending the appeal so don't hand over anything until we're done appealing it says quote the Department here by request stay of the court's order pending appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit a stays warranted because without a stay the department will be irreparably harmed once the information is disclosed it cannot be recalled and the confidentiality of the grand jury information will be lost for all time particularly if the petitioner US House representatives committee on the judiciary decides to publicize the now secret grand jury materials which it has said it has the power to do through do through a simple majority vote the dod the impeachment activities of the grand jury materials we don't have to hurry this up and they also argue the impeachment and removal proceedings or not judicial proceedings which is totally wrong so they feel the court heels will agree that the judiciary has not demonstrated a particularized need for the grand jury information in light of the information already in the public domain from the mole report and the much different focus of ongoing impeachment proceedings in the House bill they're looking at Ukraine they're not looking at the molar stuff and by the way when they say the much different focus of ongoing impeachment seatings didn't they did they just admit that their impeachment proceedings yes okay and that there are multiple scandals that are hugely impacting the person is he so they have to make the merits argument because there are four factors that way in favor of a party seeking a stay pending appeal I the likelihood that the party seeking the state will prevail on the merits number two the likelihood that the moving party will be irreparably harmed without a stay three the prospect that others will be harmed if the courts grant the stay and for the public interest in granting this day and the DOJ immediately knows the first burden that they're like played to win on the merits is going to be tough for them because they cite Winter v National Rest Deaf Council in which it says quote a party does not necessarily have to make a strong showing with respect to the merits as long as there's a strong second factor so they already know their merits suck ass because they're like we have a really strong second thing it really harm us because there's a lot of really bad stuff in there so the Department of Justice is basically saying we know our merit suck but we could really be harmed if the stuff gets out what a great argument since they have no merits argument they drive right to the irreparable harm argument saying that once the grand jury info is released a grand jury secrecy will be pierced this then the materials would be disclosed to persons beyond those enumerated as lawful recess danced by rule six e they argue and information can never be clawed back Claude the DOJ saying there's no guarantee that the judiciary committee would keep the information secret but I I remember Judge Hal going are you guys going to keep it secret yes okay so that's just a dumb dumb argument then they tried to argue the merits saying they have sufficient likelihood of success to warrant a stay Arguing there is substantial questions as to whether the impeachment trial constitutes a judicial proceeding there oh questions that it does they argue Pelosi said the muller events are not currently part of the impeachment inquiry that's actually their argument or glue that's not part of the impeachment that that's just Ukraine fine This is molar stuff so you just take all the time you need and I wanna stay while you Pierre like did you forget what the house was doing right before you crangate started we're bringing all these super important Mrs back from the molar findings yes and in the filing that they initially put in the judicial put committee put in dad we're we're exercising and that's when I thought we had each Minko same I think it's just also maybe they're relying on people will I say the American public blurring all those events together but you can't fool the courts nope and the Department of Justice says the judiciary will not be harmed by a stay and the public interest is is actually advanced by the appeal they repeat that since Pelosi is focusing on Ukraine issuing a stay during appeal won't hurt the impeachment process and they say the public interest lies in having the circuit review a memo opinion of such consequences before the grand jury information is provided so they're saying the public interest should be that we should want this to go through the appeals process to make sure that it's decided properly not the public interest too but the fucking grand jury materials to the Congress that have this weird back door argument for that and they're all pretty weak arguments though I imagine I think they'll probably granted day while they wait for the appeal because of maybe the irreparable harm thing could balance of these four things they might actually say even though they're going to keep it secret there could be irreparable harm because Nadler has said that he could release this information to the public with a simple majority vote which he has and so that any of the court might be like all right okay that outweighs and balances and it makes up enough for the other bullshit merits arguments and stuff so we'll go ahead and issue a state yeah that's what I that's what my beans are I think rotting grant a stay we will know by tomorrow or the day after because the thirtieth is done line to get the to get the stuff so so many deadlines lately thank you for keeping abreast of all of them you'll because it is it is it is it's there's some calendars online to ruby something was her name I don't know but I know what you're talking she puts out so many grants who say stuff like that.
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"Millions of dollars have flowed through an obscure federal fund aimed at supporting commercial tuna fishermen in Hawaii, and three US Pacific island. Territories, but limited oversight process of awarding contracts, mostly behind closed doors and a reluctance to produce public records about the fun stymied efforts to find out how the money's being spent who is receiving it. And whether it's being used accordance with federal law moreover records over the past two years show, the thousands of dollars have been awarded to members of the western Pacific regional fishery management council or Westpac projects paid for by the fun have directly benefited council. Members owned business interest and money has also gone to contractors, who support council positions issues like increasing catch limits. The majority of university of Manoa students who responded to a recent survey on increasing the athlete feet don't like the idea the survey of more than twenty two. Hundred students found that sixty five percent of them do not want to paint increase feed. However, the survey also found that seventy three percent of students think athletics, enhances universities image students currently pay a fifty dollar fee each semester survey found that those who hold a positive image of the athlete department or attended at least one athletic event about a third of those surveyed were more likely to support possible increases to the fee. You h my nose athletics department has struggled to balance its budget due in part to seven point two million dollars in cost unique to y such as travel to and from the mainland finally congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsa, Gabbard was supposed to file a financial disclosure form with the Federal Election Commission thirty days after become a candidate or by may fifteenth as of last week. She had not submitted the required paperwork, that's according to the center for public integrity from an FCC warning. To her, that she's in violation of ethics rules. Gabbard also is yet to file her annual financial disclosure with the clerk of the US house representatives congressman s for an extension which gives there until August to file report to read more about these.
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"This is really of the real. It will never ever stop. Now, you know, it gets bad, that was like the longest setup ever, but it's important we have to say in the ideological, vice, here's Chris Matthews who is a lunatic leftist liberal in realizing now that they're going down a dangerous path watch him. Call this eighty out this great. Can you imagine the SARS at arms from the US house representatives going to the treasury department demanding entrance into the treasury, building right next to the White House demanding the arrest the secretary of the treasury because he's not complying with this subpoena. And then drag him up to some sell on Capitol Hill and putting them in there until such time as decided how to proceed now I don't think that's going to happen. Nor will it be a fine exacted against the second treasury all these remedies that are somewhere in the pocket of the constitution somewhere in the statute book. How are you going to make them work? Well, Chris, they're there for a reason now they haven't been used since the nineteen thirties. But we do have that thirty and I don't think. You should dismiss so cavalierly that how do you do it, though? Well, no, I think you I think we can call him to the house floor where he can be tried. He can be fine. I don't know that we would put him in behind bars, but there are places in the capital, where someone could be held. I mean, this is so clear in the constitution. This is so Venezuela. Way on something down there. Kayla poll hat tip to Caleb all on Twitter. That's what I got chrome. Gotta give proper credit. He's at Caleb hall with, with the he put together. Do you see even the liberal pedal, looking at each other like is this folks that's a real segment? We did not cut that any kind of funny way. That is an actual democratic congresswoman woman in Palm Springs, California with Chris Matthews. Funny. This is like we're laughing about tyranny. 'cause if I don't laugh, I'll cry on the show, and I don't wanna make I don't want to give you the sands on a Thursday. This is Joe was Joe. And I were laughing during that I have it on the audio. That is a democrat congresswoman, suggesting that they bring the Treasury Secretary. She's like, and we'll bring them up to the capital like they're doing like a police. It keep him keep your mind like I when I was a federal agent, NYPD guy. These are tough men and women. I mean, seriously, the toughest people I ever worked with were cops and feds. They are they're scrapping every day. The New York City cops arresting someone twenty thirty pounds heavier than them every day. They are tough tough people. Don't be confused by you know you see a copier now, you're like, oh, that guy may not be that in most shape. Listen trust me. You don't wanna mess with them. They've got like farm boy farm girl strike. They get into the tussles all the time. They know what can you imagine this class of pencil. Neck, congress people there, baiting them to the floor like it's a down. They get out like they're water pistols, Sercretary Mnuchin. Four. Adam Schiff pencil neck tries to put the knee on the back Mnuchin and Shiffer rolling around and swallow mister Treasury Secretary, if you don't stop, I'm going to tell you to stop again, showing your can you imagine these pencil neck's? This is the funniest thing this lady could it throw him in the cell in the basement of that's a great idea. You go with that you go. Even the panelists are laughing like is this. These are the idiots running the country. These lunatics are running the country. This is a congresswoman from the biggest state in the country, California. Who is suggesting we? What we forget, the whole show. We shouldn't even do I can't even I'm serious. I'm like, I love this country to death. And these are the areas running the country. The congresswoman can you imagine Joe swallow at end Jerry Nadler, the guide have a heart attack barely get out of his share, this told you don't police, don't wiping congress dope. Oh I mean, whatever but stay on the floor Mnuchin right now. I mean, can you imagine inner grappling underfoot at Mnuchin, get some in like a triangle, choke.
"us house representatives" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"He wants to do it as soon as possible soda way. State. I don't think. So I think that what we wanna do is get the facts we want to do it in a way that is the least of two country and the most productive we're asking in the constitutional way for the administration to comply. We still have more opportunities. We'll see. The. Liberal testify in that won't that will make a big difference. In terms of where we go from here. Comfortable. Not here. We have investigations that will give us a facts and the truth. This is not about congress or any committee of congress, the American people and their right to know and their election that is steak and find government and should being in our election. And the president thinks it is a laughing matter. It's Pauling that this administration would not even pretend to want to protect our elections and sacked be an obstacle to finding out more about how it happened. So we can prevent it from happening again. And so again to look to history. In the Nixon experience of non whatever you wanna call that was months appearing destination before they got to a place where they had enough. They had a compelling argument that even the Republicans. Republicans had to the president and say it's over that you have to say we follow the fact, in fact, it was on this day in history that the House Judiciary committee began impeachment hearings against president Richard Nixon. We'll have more on that later in the program. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California questioning whether Jerry Nadler has the skills to serve as the committee chair essentially questioning quote, his ability to handle the gavel it, of course, comes one day after Democrats voting to hold the attorney general Bill bar in contempt of congress. The speaker said earlier today that she agrees with chairman. Phases. Any reaction to that? And I think that. With President Obama issued a blanket policy of non responding. If you looked at President Obama's record. On responding to congress. It wasn't very good. Now, let's take chairman Nadler. If he's qualified to be a chairman and speaker Pelosi. America's in a crisis. Wages have increased by three point two percent. From this time last year nights straight month growth as top three percent GDP for the last quarter came in three point two percent. Surpassing economists expectations unemployment is at the lowest level in fifty years. It reaches every. Make gender inside this country that we have found there are jobs being offered today than people who are looking for the only crisis. We have is the majority of this congress almost an obstruction inside this congress look at the number of those they have passed they had to pull to yesterday with on suspension. No longer, the US house representatives, the US house of resolutions that is the crisis that we have before us that is the challenge that we have before Kevin McCarthy is the House Republican leader. And this note when the house wraps up its legislative business for the evening. Congressional Democrats expected to use special orders to read portions of the mullahs report representatives, Jan Schakowsky villain oil and promise J, Paul. We'll be recognized for one hour and expect additional ratings next week beginning on Tuesday until the full report has been read aloud and placed into the congressional record. Of course, redacted version would not be included in this record. You can watch it live on C span television. And of course it streamed on the web at C span dot org. He is currently the acting Defense Secretary late today, the White House announcing that the president will nominate Patrick Shanahan to serve as the secretary of defense. Of course will need Senate approval. Press secretary Sarah Sanders, writing quote based upon his. Outstanding service to the country and his demonstrated ability to lead the president intends to nominate Patrick M Shanahan to be the secretary of Defense Secretary Shanahan has proven over the last several months that he is beyond qualified to lead the department of defense, and we will and he will continue to do an excellent job late today. He spoke to reporters outside the Pentagon..
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"Program, congressman Mark and taking your calls for the hour as the co chair. The congressional progressive caucus represents the second district of Wisconsin in the US house representatives, David in Columbus, Ohio listening to R and you're on the air with congressman Fokin congressman and tell them I just participated in a legislative hearing in Ohio on a a Bill that was introduced by the Ohio house to supposedly improve air quality. But it's actually to subsidize nuclear and coal plants, and eliminate YO renewable standards, which is already a renewable standards of generator hundred twelve thousand jobs and renewable energy and mine almost ten thousand jobs in and renewable energy anthem implementation. But I feel like the. The Democrats have a chance to make transition much as promote clean energy. But there's gonna be coal plants shut down. It's going to be nuclear plants shutdown. These brownfields need to be fixed, and the the Democrats should be proposing things. And I the state of Colorado already created something called the Colorado energy impact assistance act, which helps communities that are impacted by loss of jobs from coal plants. Does does emigrants have anything on that? Or they just letting the states new everything. Yeah. David. I think you when we talk about the green new deal. This is something that needs to be more meat put on the bones. Because I think it is one of the big concerns. We absolutely have to for the sake of the planet deal of climate change. But you know, it's not a very satisfying answer that oh, don't worry. When you lose your job, you'll get retraining. And then maybe you'll get a job that pays thirty percent of what you made. And that's not what we're saying. That's the spin by the other side, what we really need to do is really. Show how we can still have those good paying family supporting jobs that run outside of those traditional fossil fuel industries, but complement agreeing academy, and you know, some of this is really taking major national investment. Whether it be like we invested to go to the moon or others into doing that. And we can really have the economy transform and put us into the future or we can kind of traditionally wait for you know, to see how the economy transform without it with a planet that keeps getting warmer warmer. So I think it is incumbent on a Democrats do better job of flushing of this part of the green new deal because I think it's part that gives the most anxiety to a lot of working people in those fields that either job possibly going away. It doesn't have to be that way. And we need to be better about articulate that Thomas New York City here on the air with congressman poke in. Hey, Thomas, you're on the air. Oh, yes. The next to oh, say one thing to you. Congratulations on your best buck team win the game. But the trouble is doing what doing well. Thank you Thomas. I want to thank you for the job that you doing and this. I just want to let you know that no one is above the not even the president of the United States, and I want to make public because if we keep this man get away with what he's getting away with then this to you know, ain't nobody you ain't nothing you can do to to to to to against a love. I'm what you please go back to the Senate and tell them that Donald Trump must be all the things that he's done and doing and I'm gonna thank you for the job you're doing with. And I take my ass off the phone. Thank you. Sure thomas. I couldn't agree with you more. I mean, I think this is what we're trying to do you? It's very clear in the report that he says the next step is in congress hand, it's not an attorney general Hans it's not Donald Trump's hands. It's in Congress's hands, especially to deal with the ten areas he laid out that he sees potential obstruction. If you read this language, I don't even think he thinks it's potential he thinks it is obstruction in some areas. And it's our job now to bring in the proper witnesses to fully bring those ideas to the public. So then everyone can see in. I no one should be above the law. And that means the president also it's very clear in the report, the part of the reason why Mr. Moore didn't explicitly charge. The president is under the directive from the department of Justice that you can't charge sitting president. So again, there's so much in this report that we need to get out and make it understandable indigestible. And I think that's what you're seeing the very next steps happening in the house of representatives Casey in West Palm Beach floor. Oreta you're on the air with congressman Po-Chun. Hey, guys. How you doing? You know, you're talking about the, you know, the CNN about all the candidates and stuff like that. But Elizabeth Warren house, he's one of the stronger ones. And I think the differ the progressive basis, basically start Sunder because she had over Tunisia back Bernie, and she never wants help them in two thousand sixteen and she endorse the Wall Street Queen when how can lose warned be against Wall Street when she endorses, you know, Hillary Clinton. Congressman. Yeah. Casey. I think that is one of unfortunately, the worst arguments I've heard but a fight from three years ago blaming Lisbeth worn for not getting behind someone during the primary therefore we're going to shun her for the rest of her life, and she's putting out some of the most innovative ideas. Look I voted for Bernie Sanders personally when he came through Wisconsin. I think a lot of the issues that we're talking about an hour because Bernie and yet I think was with Warren right now is probably generating more ideas than any candidate. I I don't think it helps us to again, go after individual candidates for small offenses that we might see we need to realize the person we're trying to beat his Donald Trump. And I welcome every good idea by any candidate and Warren, quite honestly, generating some of the best ideas right now, Bernie has historically generated some of the best ideas that we now are have talking in. And I hope that we really try to keep positive going into twenty twenty. And I think we'll all be better off cars, we have thirty seconds to the. Break at the bottom of the hour. What are your thoughts on the on the current state of the democratic field? But you've got a lots of options. Right. People are really trying to find their micro lanes to run on. You know, I think big primaries. Good is allow people to realize what they think the best alternative is. You've got people running on thirty thousand foot and no policy. You got people running deepen policy. You've got a lot to to look at in pick from. And I think that's going to be good for the party in ultima our nominee. From your lipstick. God's ears. Poke Hannah's with us for the hour taking your calls. It's our middays with Mark segment here on the urban programs. We'll be back with more your calls for congress and poke in just a moment. He is the co chair the congressional progressive caucus..
"us house representatives" Discussed on WSB-AM
"The new congress with more in just a moment. And no progress as the shutdown continues to partial government shutdown in this surprise some of us last night tried to dig into what went on to the White House meeting between President Trump lawmakers of both parties in the situation room. There is. No audio in there. But coming out not much progress. There's another meeting set for Friday. Meanwhile, eight hundred thousand American workers are being affected some may not get back pay those working under contract. Now, we don't have any audio from what happened inside that situation room meeting. But ABC news senior congressional correspondent, Mary Bruce worker context to get an idea of what happened inside I'm told by a source familiar with what happened in that meeting that the Democrats repeatedly pressed the president to see if he would at least commit to opening the agencies that are unrelated to this immigration fight. But the president's only response, quote, I would look foolish. President is adamant are getting that five billion dollars for building a border wall. The stuff that the US house representatives is likely to pass today. We'll have around a billion dollars for border security, but no money earmarked for the wall. Now Jamie, Dupree's take on all this. Jamie's best guest right now. He says the shutdown is going to go on for awhile. I'll say again that if the White House, thanks Pelosi and Schumer or going to crack, I don't think they've been paying. Attention. Emme wild presumed. Incoming house speaker Nancy Pelosi will outline the Democrats version is they regain the majority today in the house ABC's. Serena Marshall has a preview of what she will say. She takes the gavel. When ads expected Nancy Pelosi becomes house speaker again, she plans to tell fellow congressman she will focus on public education, creating good jobs and secure pensions to protect families in the future shall immediately offer a Bill to reopen the government into time line to make a border immigration deal. And then there's something unlikely to get much traction from the president working to pass laws that will slow or reverse climate change. Meanwhile, Jamie, Dupree's exclusive report that the new rules that are coming for the new congress along with Democrats taking over the house of representatives. They will push through a series of changes to the rules of the house. Some are very minor like changing the name of a couple committees in setting up special panels to deal with climate change and the modernization of congress than others are more substantive like making lawmakers pay out of their own pocket for any discrimination judgment against them. Whether it involves sex. Religion age discrimination, or whatever and their congressional offices. We should also note the historic nature of today for Nancy Pelosi is she becomes the first person to regain the post of speaker since Sam Rayburn did that back in the nineteen fifties. If there is one day that I liked the most on Capitol Hill that is the start of a new congress is this will be a day to remember for all of the new members for Jamie, Dupree's exclusive reports to the Jamie Dupree, two point. Oh, and breeders blog wsbradiOcom. Here's the timeline. The house will actually vote on legislation from new controlling Democrats fund the government and in the partial shutdown at noon today. Vice President Mike Pence will conduct a ceremonial swearing of senators at one PM our next WSB traffic update. Georgia three sixteen delays less than two minutes..
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"The US and the UK just made some changes to how they define crypto currencies in law, which one do you think is making crypto currencies tax free possibly one this episode of crypto until Infinity. Entering that guy. Talk cast to our AAC. Episode thirty four of crypto until Infinity. I'm your host deejays never ending story. A couple of days ago. I read a story from coin desks that totally changed my outlook for how crypto currencies might be haven. A next couple years maybe forever now congress has proposed new Bill which they revised from September two thousand seventeen they are trying to make some changes to how they define crypto assets are digital assets as they call them sell. The title of the article are Raya was US lawmakers file Bill to exempt cryptocurrencies from securities laws this from coin disc. So I read a little bit into it to members of the US house representatives are seeking to exempt crypto currencies and certain other digital assets from federal securities laws. The token taxonomy act was introduced Thursday by representatives Warren Davidson and Darren Soto a move that comes month after round table in Washington DC. This input about regulatory measures for the industry. According to the text the Bill among other items, sixty exclu- digital tokens from being defined as securities amending. Both the securities act of nineteen thirty three and the securities exchange act of nineteen thirty four it goes to show, you how much crypto currencies are disrupting all sorts of industries may even law. So I was reading it further into the article, and they were talking about taxes on crypto currencies which was interesting. So other elements of the Bill the Bill includes other crypto friendly measures as well, including parts that focus on the tax implications of buying selling and using crypto currencies, for example, in marriage, the language and Bill. Introducing set two thousand seventeen that sought to create a de minimis exemption for purchase may with crypto currency is not the time because the US Internal Revenue Service streets securities as a kind of property transactions involved with bitcoin, for example, trigger a capital gains tax event wins. Spent even in trivial amount. So right now, a lot of people don't understand that. Even if you don't cash out in a fee at any time you trade crypto for another crypto it is a taxable event in. I know that confused a lot of people I was talking with a friend. He was saying that over the past year from are actually from two thousand seventeen when people ever filing taxes in two thousand eighteen less than one percent file taxes for crypto. I don't think they really understood crypto especially in last blow run. I don't even really think people knew what big coin woods. They just knew the value going up. So they just blindly through money at it. But most of those people do not pay taxes, and yeah for people that were holding. Hey, if you trade it you still have to pay taxes on trade if you bought like win with bitcoin if he traded likewise. And for another cryptocurrency if you went into the more lesser known coins is really doesn't matter still taxable event. So the parts of the Bill they say that amount of gain excluded from gross income under under subsection with respect to a sale or exchange of virtual.
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"How's it going? Good. Good to be here. Good to be back. Congratulations on the win. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. I'm grateful to everyone and and grateful that the elections behind us. And now we can get focused on the day job and governing and moving forward. You're looking for a shutout, and he only one by three hundred thousand votes. I was I I like I said I'm glad it's behind this. All right. Well, listen, I mean Kleiner race. A lot to talk about you know, the first thing that actually like to ask you is one of the last times, we talk to you. You are in a car and Martha mcsally was in a car behind you. And your campaigning up north. Yeah. You called her and said, hey, get on get on the phone with MAC and Gaydos 'cause we've been interviewing everybody cinema. You are you surprised Martha mcsally lost? You know, it was I on the day that we were campaigning all over you. You have an energy and your lathered up and you're trying to get everybody over the finish line. As governor. You're the de facto leader of of the party. So you're doing everything you can and an election night. I was hopeful. But they counted all the votes, the people have spoken, and that's why I say when it's behind you, you got to leave it behind you because if you're in that campaign mode, all the time, you're not going to be a very good governor. You're not going to be a very good leader. So I've met with Kirsten cinema. And visited with her. We posted some some pictures on Twitter, and she's she's a United States Senator she's going to be a United States Senator she's been sworn in and I've got to work with her. And that's where I'm gonna do, you know, Martha mcsally, obviously, he's been in congress before she was a in the in the US house representatives, would you consider to replace John Kyle because of her experience, so there's no vacancy, and I get asked this a lot. But I do I don't want to be coy about it. I mean, I think the paper and others have have reported if there is another vacancy, and we'll know soon enough I'm going to sit down with Senator Kyle here this December. There's a number of really qualified people. And what I would like to do is is put the best possible person in there. They could serve the state of Arizona. So if that decision comes if that's circumstance presents itself. I I wanna be prepared governor ducey's join us in studio. I thought what was interesting was a couple. Two weeks ago? Apparently, you had a conversation with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell about who to put in and he likes mcsally. You're not gonna let this guy bully are you? I'm not gonna. Right. Listen. You know, we talked a lot about Senator McCain and our love of Senator McCain and ever since he was was diagnosed there's been a lot of people that way in offered their opinions, advocate or lobbying. I think that's part of my job is is is to listen to let people have their say. Is it a turnoff for you to hear this or do you just say I want to make my own decision? Don't lobby your purse, I prefer I would prefer not to be lobbied. That's of course. But if people want to make a case, I mean, I think part of the job is is to here to to to listen. But but like I said if the circumstance presents itself, I just like thank goodness, John. Kyle said, yes. Because on that one. There was one name and one person. And I I had so many people say that that was perfect. But that was more up to Senator Kyle. And and so it remains governor Doug Ducey, join us in studio, his monthly exclusive interview. So Kyle does step down who's it going to be you're gonna tell us today? Well, I. I'm not gonna I didn't think about. Yeah. I mean, there's a list. That's why people listen to the show. You know, I have to events why? They listen. You guys break news. Yeah. That's true. You never have each other. That's true. That's why they listen you mentioned Carson cinema. But here in the state, Katie Hobbs is a democrat. That is now the Lieutenant governor and the secretary of state. Yes, does your agenda change? Because now the person who's second in charge is somebody you have to work with now does anything in your agenda change or do you have to approach things differently? Because democrat I'm sorry. Republican at the top and democrat in the second seek I would say nothing in my agendas going to change. I mean, Iran in an agenda, the people selected me and gave me the margin that they did. But I would say what what changes is that? I think it's such a a bipartisan tone. I've known Katie Hobbs I've worked with Katie Hobbs. Of course, I've talked to her since she's won election. We work together on clearing the rate catch. It was an issue that was very important to her to me it made no sense that we wouldn't clear that from a criminal Justice perspective, and she is the state's number two right now. So I'm gonna I'm gonna work closely with her. Just was able to visit with Michelle Reagan today, as we signed the canvas which makes the election results official today, I thanked her for her service, and she's a friend. She served the state. Well, and now it'll be Katie Hobbs. The secretary of state once were sworn it. I might have misspoken just a few minutes ago Kirsten cinemas are Senator lacked she's going to be sworn in January along with Katie Hobbs Kirsten in Washington, Katie here. Governor Doug ducey's in studio. So your re-election, I've got gotta tell you. I think you walk the tightrope pretty good. And and here's how. You had that balance of well, I'm gonna be with Trump a little bit. But not a lot you kind of when Trump came here, you you dip your tone win, you kind of take it out a little bit. Arizona's I know of Arizona. Loves Trump hates Trump. I I don't really I don't really know. I don't think they're overwhelmingly in love with Trump. And what it seemed governor to me was Martha mcsally totally in with Trump didn't work out. Would you did was and we saw this. There were people that voted for you and Kirstin cinema on those ballots. You got those independence. You got. You know Republicans. Some Democrats voted for you as well. I thought you walk the tightrope pretty good. Did it feel like a tight rope? I I saw it as a tight rope that you ought to be a little bit careful of how much Trump you let in why appreciate the kind words, but I think it was really two different campaigns from the perspective of one I'm an incumbent, and there's a real gift to be an an incumbent. Now, you have to deal with the issue of the day, or whatever the crisis is. But you're actually governing and if you're doing a decent job governing. Well, that's good policy, and that can be very good politics. The other thing is I'm not in Washington. I'm here. I'm at the state capital. I'm at seventeen hundred west Washington, which is totally different than being in Washington DC. So is the chief executive of the state. I think citizens expect you to work with the president, regardless of who it is if it's in the state's best interest, and then all the other Washington issues that I don't want to engage in or participate in. I just say, hey, I'm focused on. The state of Arizona. Well, here's the rumor the rumor is, you know, maybe when and if decides to step down or say, listen, you know, the Senate seat and governors smiling at me right now. Maybe you place your former chief of staff in the Senate. It's a placeholder you run in twenty twenty. Well, what I'm not gonna speculate at all about who snacks. But I want you to know that I'm going to serve the four years of my governorship. I was elected by the people of Arizona. I made a commitment that the job that I wanted was to be governor. And I plan on being governor for the next four years. Now, I feel pretty healthy. And I feel pretty safe you never know what's going to happen. But this is the job I signed up for and this is the job. I'm going to do for four year. We'll finish the time finishing.
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"How's it going? Good. Good. Good to be here. Good to be back. Congratulations on the win. Thanks so much. I really appreciate I'm grateful to everyone and and grateful that the elections behind us. And now we can get focused on the day job and governing and and moving forward you're looking for a shutout, and he only won by three hundred thousand votes. I was I I like I said, I'm glad that's behind us. All right. Well, listen. I mean, quite a race a lot to talk about, you know, the first thing that actually like to ask you is one of the last times, we talk to you you were in a car and Martha mcsally was in a car behind you. And your campaigning up north. Yeah. You called her and said, hey, get on get on the phone with MAC and Gaydos because we've been interviewing everybody cinema. You. Are you surprised Martha mcsally lost? You know, it was. I on the day that we were campaigning all over you. You have an energy and your lathered up and you're trying to get everybody over the finish line. As governor. You're the de facto leader of of the party. So you're doing everything you can and on election night. I was hopeful. But they counted all the votes the people have spoken, and that's why I say when it's behind you. You gotta leave it behind you. Because if you're in that campaign mode, all the time, you're not going to be a very good governor. You're not going to be a very good leader. So I've met with Kirsten cinema and visited with her. We posted some some pictures on Twitter, and she's she's a United States Senator she's going to be a United States Senator she's been sworn in and I've got to work with her. And that's where I'm going to do, you know, Martha mcsally, obviously, he's been in congress before she was a in the US house representatives, would you consider her to replace John Kyle because of her experience, so there's no vacancy, and I get asked this a lot. But I do. I don't want to be coy about it. I mean, I think the paper and others have reported. If there is another vacancy, and we'll know soon enough I'm gonna sit down with Senator Kyle here this December. There's a number of really qualified people. And what I would like to do is is put the best possible person in there that could serve the the state of Arizona. So if that decision comes if that's circumstance presents itself, I won't be prepared governor ducey's join us in studio. I thought what was interesting was a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, you had a conversation with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell about who to put in. And he likes MC Sally. You're not gonna let this guy bully are you? I'm not gonna lie. Right. Listen. You know, we talked a lot about Senator McCain and our love of Senator McCain and ever since he was was diagnosed there's been a lot of people that way in offer their opinions, advocate or lobbying. I think that's part of my job is is to listen to let people have their say. Is it a turnoff for you to hear this? Or did you just say I want to make my own decision. Don't lobby your purse, I prefer I would prefer not to be lobbied. That's of course. But if people want to make a case, I mean, I think part of the job is is to hear to listen. But but like I said if the circumstance presents a just like, thank goodness, John. Kyle said, yes. Because on that one. There was one name and one person, and I had so many people say that that was perfect. But that was more up to Senator Kyle. And and so it remains governor Doug ducey's. Join us in studio, his monthly exclusive interview. So Kyle step down who's it going to be you're gonna tell us today. Well, I. I'm not gonna talk about because they're like. Oh, yeah. That's good. I mean, there's a list. That's why people listen to the show. You know, I have to advance. Why they listen. Guys. Breaking news. Yeah. That's true. We've never each other. That's true. That's why they listen you mentioned Carson cinema. But here in the state, Katie Hobbs is a democrat. That is now the Lieutenant governor the secretary of state. Yes, does your agenda change? Because now the person who second in charge is somebody you have to work with now does anything in your agenda change or do you have to approach things differently? Because democrat I'm sorry Republican at the top and democrat in the second season. I would say nothing in my agendas going to change. I mean, I ran on the an agenda the people selected me and gave me the the margin that they did. But I would say what what changes is that? I think. I think it sets a bipartisan tone. I've known Katie Hobbs. I've worked with Katie Hobbs. Of course, I've talked to her son. She's won election. We worked together on clearing. The rape catch. It was an issue that was very important to her to me. It made no sense that we wouldn't clear that from criminal Justice perspective, and she is the state's number two right now. So I'm gonna I'm gonna work closely with her I just was able to visit with Michelle Reagan today, as we signed the canvas which makes the election results official today, I thanked her for her service, and she's a friend. She served the state. Well, and now it'll be Katie Hobbs. The secretary of state once were sworn in. I might have misspoke just a few minutes ago Kirsten cinemas are Senator lacked she's going to be sworn in January along with Katie Hobbs Kirsten in Washington, Katie here. Governor Doug ducey's in studio. So your re-election, I've gotta tell you. I think you walk the tightrope pretty good. And here's how. You had that balance of well, I'm going to be with Trump a little bit. But not a lot you kind of when Trump came here, you you dip your tone win, you kind of take it out a little bit. Arizona. I don't know if Arizona. Loves Trump hates Trump. I don't really I don't really know. I don't think they're overwhelmingly in love with Trump. And what it seemed governor to me was Martha mcsally totally in with Trump didn't work out. What you did was. And we saw this. There were people that voted for you and Kirstin cinema on those ballots. You got those independence. You got. You know Republicans. Some Democrats voted for you as well. I thought you walk the tightrope pretty good. Did it feel like a tight rope? I I saw it as a tight rope that you had to be a little bit careful of how much Trump you let in why appreciate the kind words, but I think it was really two different campaigns from the perspective of one I'm an incumbent, and there's a real gift to be an an incumbent. Now, you have to deal with the issue of the day, or whatever the crisis is. But you're actually governing and if you're doing a decent job governing, and well, that's good policy, and that can be very good politics. The other thing is I'm not in Washington. I'm here, I met the state capital. I'm at seventeen hundred west Washington, which is totally different than being in Washington DC. So is the chief executive of the state. I think citizens expect you to work with the president, regardless of who it is if it's in the state's best interest and all the other Washington issues that I don't wanna engage in or participate in. I say, hey, I'm focused on. The state of Arizona. Well, here's the rumor the rumor is, you know, maybe when and if Kyle decide to step down or say, listen, you know, the Senate seat and governors smiling at me right now. You know, maybe you place your former chief of staff in the Senate. It's a placeholder you run in two thousand twenty. Well, what I'm not going to speculate at all about who's next. But I want you to know that I'm going to serve the four years of my governorship. I was elected by the people. I made a commitment that the job that I wanted was to be governor. And I plan on being governor for the next four years. Now, I feel pretty healthy. And I feel pretty safe you never know what's going to happen. But this is the job I signed up for and this job. I'm going to do for four you. We'll finish the term. I'm finishing the term. All right. Governor Doug Ducey comes in at least once a month for his monthly, excludes exclusive interview. Have you spoken with Republican David stringer about his latest? Oh, gosh comments that are just incredulous. Just incredible in two thousand eighteen about immigrants and host who comes here. And what they look like have you have you said anything to him or JD mezzanine? Or anybody else down? Why I haven't said anything to them directly. I've made my statement. I think I said in June or July when he did this the last time right that this is disqualifying. I stand by the statement that I said I applaud the speaker for stripping him of his committee. And that was reelected though, he was reelected. I mean, I've got to respect the will to people I've got to respect a separate and Coequal branch. But I do think these are disqualifying. I'm just gonna stand by that statement, and I'm going to leave. Rats out of office. The one amount of officer. What is disqualifying me? Well to me, I said disqualifying before he was running for office. So it was basically a way to say this guy, should you shouldn't run it. But the people have spoken, and I've got to respect the will the people he has been stripped of his committee assignment. And I think a lot of citizens in yavapai county in his district are starting to hear about this. And he's going to hear from them. All right governor when we come back ISIS dropped off five thousand migrant families, local churches, just in the last two months right here. Governor we're going.
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"I also think that like I thought the role was in dignified society that women can basically wear hats wherever they want. I mean, so yarmulke are different. But I just mean like what I don't understand why we don't let women were hats in congress. Anyway, I mean, they can wear hats and church one out in congress as long as they're appropriate. You know, we'll Frederica Wilson has like a thousand cowboy hats that she's just trying to wear in congress. Oh my gosh. Do you think that that will open it up for that? Oh, well, it is sort of a religious expression for her, isn't it? Doc medically whereas those hats three can't help herself. But she can't I guess in in in the well of of the of the US house representatives right now, I guess based on the rules. Yeah. And again that they're going to make a big deal out about the about this. But I don't I again, I don't have a problem with it at all as long as it doesn't go like, you said just ridiculousness, which we do know people have a tendency to it's going to take to ridiculousness and you're right. It's not gonna be soon before someone's in there with tin foil strain around there at some point. Maybe maybe this will work out better for everybody. Like, maybe anybody can wear a hat. Forget just like freedom of religion. Maybe Trey Goudy will be able to not have to worry about that haircut anymore. Because it's always all over the place if he just had like a Redskins hat or something or you know, whatever he needs from South Carolina. Gamecocks just he'll be fine. We'll apparently part of this also goes to not only did the British where the hats was that in Britain the fancy like the rich would be able to wear very fancy hats and because they could afford them. Whereas the common people couldn't afford hats. They're very fancy house today. They didn't wear them. So that's why they don't have them. We've gotten past that. I think I think the common people can know wear hats. I think we're okay now, I wanna see you come in and a jaunty cap one day. I'm doing it tomorrow. Jonty cap you just wait so excited. Seven forty three w a male..
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"Four thousand seven hundred eighty six votes today and copied county to go along with their absentee and also the early vote she received eleven thousand one hundred thirteen total votes in coffee county at sixty five point two percent. Received five thousand five hundred seventy one that's thirty two point seven percent. For US house representatives that is the sixth district congress replacing every one of these is is needed, by the way. Just in case anyone wondering that we have all new elected officials governor US Senate. US representatives and the Tennessee house four to six district congress. This will be John rose living in tonight's John rose to Republican received four thousand nine hundred and eighty one. Early voting absentee receiving a total of eleven thousand four hundred and fifty sixty nine. Point three percent Dombi received one thousand eight hundred and seventy on election day, but four thousand six hundred fifty five twenty eight point one percent. And our last one is more localized with the race war. Forty seventh district state Representative and rush brick and we'll move into that seat that was held for many years by Mancini. Run for congress in the primary and did not win that and could not run for the house of representatives. So we have a new person that is taller homeless rush..
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"Report Twitter, deleting accounts at the request of the democratic congressional campaign committee Twitter has reportedly deleted as many as ten thousand accounts. At the request of the democratic congressional campaign committee, a party group that supports Democrats running for the US house representatives social media platform Twitter told Reuters in a statement, we took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter following the removal of over ten thousand Twitter accounts in September and October the removal of the accounts is reportedly due to the democratic congressional campaign committee party group that works to help Democrats running for the US house of representatives. The D C C C CCC reportedly began working to have social media websites crackdown on certain accounts following the spread of quote misinformation about Hillary Clinton and other democratic candidates in two thousand sixteen. Reuters notes that misinformation campaigns running up to the November six midterm elections. Have not been particularly common. Reuters reports that according to three party sources the DC CCC. And no, it's not spelled D S. I s I s I s I it's d- CCC have developed their own system for finding and reporting automated accounts on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it's curious because when's the last time you heard anything about tweaking the election or playing games with the misinformation on the Twitter or the Facebook was the last time you heard saw an article about that none you have it's been absolutely zero zero. So what are we? I think it's great that the is policing Twitter. This may actually be the thing that gets me off Twitter. Either. They'll get me they'll eject me the day after the election or the I'm just gonna shut it down. Because why would I want to be on a platform that gets approved by the guy who looks like Vladimir Lenin? You're exactly right. Tommy Peres that you're hooked looked. Absolutely. I took I took. I took the platforms off my phone, man. I don't I I'm not on there on the weekend. I am not I tell you what right now, it it is it is strictly a one way pathway for information. David in fashion valley checking in Hello, David. What's on your mind? We're just real quick. You're not hooked you could quit at any time. I'm certain of it. That's absolutely, right. You are. Okay. I just wanted to make sure, but I got I just got my car. And I heard you talking about banking information. And I figure we should just give banking information to whomever wants it. They they sent me emails all the time. Looking for banking information? Don't we just hand it back out? No. And I'm worried about Maxine Waters getting access to your banking information, actually to be honest with you. Now, I'm feeling right now exactly as I was two years ago today, and actually I just left BJ's, which is the same place. I was two years ago today. And is it all going to be okay tomorrow? Is it going to the polling going to be totally incorrect? Yes, we're going to be okay. Yeah. I know. I think I think I think right now, my call is that the Democrats come up five votes short in the house, and we add about four Senate seats for the Republicans. All right. That's my next. I know, but I could be wrong. I mean. I know, but I'm hoping you are correct. But I feel exactly the same way. The polls everything that we hear and watch and see and read it's all going to be the end of the world. And I'm hoping you are correct. Well, listen two years ago somebody who's rethinking last two years. I appreciate the call David fashion, Molly and somebody who's rethinking two years ago. President Trump who says he thought he thinks maybe he should have used a better a different tone. A different owner a better tone, John let's hear this. Let's hear what the president said. In an interview today, you look back in your I almost two years thing regret that you wish on you. Then you can just take back and retail. Well, there would be certain things. I'm not sure I want to reveal all of them, but I would say tone. I would like to have a much softer tone. I feel to a certain extent, I have no choice. But maybe I do, and maybe I could have been software from that standpoint. But I want to get things done. We've had tremendous victories on trade. We've had tremendous victories on so many different things on our military. You look at what we've done with rebuilding the military. But I would say if there's anything I think would be perhaps something I'm not sure that if I did that maybe I'd be swamped. Okay, swamped meaning with the other side because I wouldn't say they're tones been so nice either. But that would be something I would say that I'll be working on. Okay. If his tone was different. Would he be higher in the polls? Do you think that do you think that the coverage of him by the Washington Post and CNN would be better? No because he's already damaged. See I I think he would be dead the politically not deadly not literally. But I think he would be way more underwater. I think the only reason why he has the sort of crowds turning out at these rallies is because he he hits back. No one's that. They're not going to go. Oh, look all the Trump such a nice guy. Now, he turned his he turned he turned his life around type of thing. You know, Don, lemon last week said white men are the biggest terrorists on the planet are the the biggest threat to the to. Yeah. Okay. Okay. So what are you? Why? That's what lemons going to say. At if pompadour Ben sidekick, Mika are going to say the crazy stuff, they say and Poper is going to save the kinds of things he says. And spit ball. Matthews is going to say the things he says and stop the hammering and black blazer are gonna say the things that they say they're gonna look the president can be conciliatory. I would tell them be conciliatory for the first month for the month of January and watch how Schiff and Pelosi if they win the if they win the majority shift and Pelosi and waters and company, and Jerry the whale Nadler and the rest of them watch how they descend on you. And then you better start you better be ready to fire up the machine and go back and go back on them hard. And that's all I'm going to tell you. I think the tone doesn't matter you, you defeated Hillary Clinton. The problem is you defeated Hillary Clinton. They had a plan for this president. They had a plan to defeat him at the ballot box build the Russian case. And then try to put him in jail for saying the things he said about Obama's birth certificate and Hillary Clinton's campaign, and I'm I'm almost convinced that why else's Brennan and all these people. Why are they why are they building dossiers and all these kinds of things they would have appointed a special counsel? They would prosecuted this guy and they would prosecuted his family members..
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"In the morning here on newsradio uber asking customers and drivers they're looking for support ahead of that hold on the city council vote regarding search pricey hoover sent out an email yesterday asking for submission of testimony to oppose bill thirty five according to this news update that vote is actually scheduled for tomorrow morning former white congressman entering the race us house representatives democrat case has entered see currently occupied by representative colleen case represented the second congressional district from two thousand to two thousand seven wait a minute yes i hate to bother you again this report says a primary election will be held on august first it's august eleven can we double check please i just wanna make sure the news is correct probably to make sure that your talk show host is correct finally a teenager being charged for allegedly breaking into a kalihi home eighteen year old set is control charged i agree burglary being held on eleven thousand dollars bail three people were home at the time nobody injured control was held and released at the sea porna come on the recommended program if the white house briefing comes on while we're on i'll bring that to you in the meantime i it was on see what happens so they're playing a game you know kim jong then it was off i've decided to terminate the plan some and now it's back on again conversation is going to be focused on denuclearization of the peninsula things change in an instant he is going to try to get as much sanctions relief as possible without having to give up his weapons history we.
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"In the senior year of college and it was outside the field of study i was concentrating an eu at a little flexibility to go in and try some different uh courses and it was taught by a legendary scientist named roger reveal from california uh and he was the first person to the to design the experiments measuring co two in the earth's atmosphere and he he had written about it earlier in that decade he was way way ahead of his time and and he really open my mind to this i respected him so much and i kept in touch with him it really uh a grabbed me and some seven years later i went into the army and worked as a journalist and seven years after i left that class i was elected to the us house representatives and first day i was there i asked a will what's going on with global warming and uh the the answer was basically nothing and i soon got permission from one of my subcommittee chairman to hold the verse two hearing in the congress on global warming and i invited that too great professor to be the lead off witness and on naively thought that my colleagues up on the dis there would have the same canada pitney that i'd ed and it didn't happen a twenty 20minute congressional statements not the same as the volga scores were one thing but that's really the first time i began to think to myself is there a better way to reproduce.
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"On that went along with it after department in the eia agreed to accept it we think it we do need legislation on we can listen to the concerns that um certain people had in draft good legislation but i would be supportive of new legislation on to be able to have a full toolbox in dealing with the problem of improper sale policies i guess you would describe it that way uh we still working those guys is the very aggressive on them but uh i guess you site robbed that there are are in some areas it is more difficult than it would have been had that law not passed for repealing and replacing i will support our legislation to make sure we are fully able to carry out a affective enforcement policies attorney general jeff sessions today along with rob patterson the acting head of the drug enforcement administration at the justice department she's been radio wcs p fm washington some news white house spokeswoman sarah sanders defending president trump's posting of videos purporting to show violence by muslims saying that he wants to promote strong borders and strong national security sanders says she wasn't sure how the president found the videos he tweeted that from the leader of an extreme farright british group on asked the president had a responsibility to verify the content sanders said whether it's a real video the threat israel but a spokesperson for the british prime minister theresa may said that president trump was wrong to share those videos may spokesman saying that the group called british first suits the divide communities through which use of hateful narratives and said that it was wrong for the president to have done this coming up shortly on cspan radio warned alive to the us house representatives floor considering a resolution that would require mandatory sexual harassment training by members of congress and their staffs we spoke this morning with reporter about this we turn down to that vote that's happening today in the house on antisexual us a sexual assault a training uh this new vote taking place today that joining us to.
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"We need to keep the pressure on two senators from your state one representative from your district that will be a congressman are congress woman us house representatives so we've got to keep the pressure on to that they don't pass anything if they don't pass anything if they're bill fails in the house there's the word the day opportunity because they're going to need to do something and weekend then advanced our agenda all right that's i'm combat opportunity here to one six and one i mean emails norman more mangold man that comp also i trust you know that the empire the american empire isn't wore right we got a seven worst going on all over the world somalia yemen libya people don't know this but we have worst going on congress sound declared them but we've got awards going on well the new you know who commander and chief you know who detected is he's doing something in that area that's not get a lot of attention because of all else it's going on out won't spent a lotta time on it but the beginning of our third our returned to jim very quickly to just foreign affairs and tomorrow incidentally we have a very special guest a very special guest joining tomorrow a lawyer an expert on immigration we've got some very very intense and a hot topic all immigration questions to ask at i don't know a whole lot about immigration last away we got us a really good immigration expert is going to help and thank considering tomorrow's the oro argument day on muslim band two point oh and muslim van two point us both going to affect the day after tomorrow it seemed the perfect time for us to have a new immigration senior legal final you mean i'm tomorrow's alvin eyes guy but i want to get to use trade had one eight eight eight three two one six thousand and one i've got senior legal analyst time muslim man to point no in forty five minutes but you straight ahead we just just a served the norman goal ventura the right plays you know i met you know man show we played two days are announces on i think you can forget about him and in the on twitter amazing yeah.