35 Burst results for "Vice President"
U.N. Security Council votes not to extend arms embargo against Iran
"For White House foreign policy on Iran The U. N Security Council on Friday overwhelmingly voted against the U. S resolution to indefinitely extended arms embargo against Iran and U S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the vote, calling it inexcusable. Indonesia's ambassador is president of the U. N Security Council announced the vote has not been adopted, having failed to obtain the required number off without further action. The 13 year embargo will now expire in mid October, allowing Iran to buy and sell conventional weapons without U. N restrictions. Pamela
Democrats prep for all-virtual convention
"Preparations are being made for next week's virtual Democratic National Convention, where Joe Biden is expected to accept his party's nomination for President Kamala Harris for vice president. The Biden campaign is focusing on showing voters how their administration would address Corona virus differently than President Trump calling on governors to enact nationwide mass mandate for the next three months with an unexpected not of agreement from White House epidemiologist Dr Anthony Fauci,
Postal Service inspector general investigates changes at post offices
"The Postal Service's inspector general, is looking into recent changes in U. S. P s operations. NPR's Jin Newman reports. Inspector general confirms the investigation But declined to give NPR any details. The review examines whether new policies put in place by Postmaster General Lewis to joy comply with federal ethics rules. DeGioia prominent Trump political donor, reassigned 23 postal executives and banned overtime. The changes resulted in male delays across the country. The investigation comes is the Postal Service's warning states. There is significant risk voters this November will not have enough time to complete and return their ballots. Congressional Democrats try to negotiate more funding for the Postal Service in the latest Corona virus relief bill. But President Trump says he opposes additional funding sighting on supported claims of widespread mail voting fraud in the past.
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"Lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Kevin Kline Smith is accused of altering a government email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was a target of secret FBI surveillance. Flying. Smith's lawyer says he intends to plead guilty to the single false statement count and that he regrets his actions. The case against Klein Smith is being cheered by President Trump and his supporters who allege the FBI spied on the campaign. President Trump has
Donald Trump keeps blasting 'universal' mail voting. But few states are planning that in November
"Members of the Democratic and Republican parties expressing concerns about the post office, sending a warning that it can't guarantee mail in ballots will arrive in time to be counted for the November general election. Our correspondent Jackie Quinn, Virginia's governor, came right out and said it. Democrat Ralph Northam says the Postal Service issues are part of a clear pattern of attempted voter suppression by the Trump administration. Former President Barack Obama says he's seen Hurts before to hinder people from voting. But the Trump administration changes to the Postal Service are unprecedented. A president who's explicit trying to discourage people from bone. He spoke on the podcast campaign. H Q. With David plus, Republican Senator Mitt Romney tells the Sutherland Institute. We should make every effort to assure the people who want to vote. Get the chance to vote. President Trump continues to try to discredit mail in voting, saying without evidence it will lead to increased
Major US postal workers union endorses Biden for president
"Keith Peters, reporting a major postal workers union is endorsing the Democratic presidential ticket. The National Association of Letter Carriers representing 300,000 strong both current and retired Is endorsing the Biden Harris candidacy. They're citing the Trump administration's call for an end to collective bargaining, proposed service cuts in the possibility of privatizing parts of the agency. The union president calls Biden, who is publicly pro Labor Union, a fierce ally and defender of the U.
New York - 5 More People Charged in Public Corruption Investigation
"Have been charged an ongoing corruption probe, including a former status involving a former state assemblyman in a Jersey City school board president. New Jersey's attorney general says these new defendants are accused of giving more than 1/2 $1,000,000 to political parties and candidates to be secretly reimbursed by a law firm. Later. The firm then claimed it made no notable contributions in places it was soliciting contracts. These five new defendants are charged concealment or misrepresentation of contributions. Officials say New Jersey's pate play laws are intended to prevent exactly this kind of buying an unfair advantage.
Trump Opposes Postal Service Funding
"President Trump doubles down on his melon voting bloc president acknowledge he's resisting new funds for the postal Service sought by Democrats into nuke over 19 bill to facilitate more mail in voting. Ah process, Republicans say, leaves the election more open to voter fraud. Meanwhile, the president's campaign is suing to Iowa counties. They're making it easier to vote by mail during the pandemic. The campaign of President Trump's opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, meanwhile, jumping on his comments, likening the president's actions to
Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets
"President Trump is telling the owner of Tic Tac. To sell its assets related to the video sharing platform in the United States. Trump issued a new executive order giving that company 90 days to complete the task. The president cited credible evidence that leads him to believe that the Chinese company Could take action that threatens American national security. The Trump president. Trump previously issued an order last week that would bar transactions between US companies and TIC Tac. After 45
Trump: TikTok Must Be Sold In 90 Days, Cites 'Credible Evidence' Of Security Threat
"President Trump is officially ordering Tic Tacs, Chinese owner by dance to divest itself of any assets in the U. S. The president's signing that executive order saying there's credible evidence that the TIC Tac is a national security threat to the U. S. Company has 90 days to comply. Last week, the president ordered sweeping but vague bands on dealing with Chinese owners of TIC Tac and the messaging APP. We chat. Microsoft is still in talks to purchase Tic Tac in the U. S. Australia and New Zealand.
Workers Join Belarus Protests, as Leader’s Base Turns Against Him
"Tens of thousands of people flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk today in a show of anger. Over a brutal police crack down this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election, and authorities thought Tio ese rising public fury by freeing at least 2000 Who had been jailed after earlier demonstrations. Factory workers marched across the city, shouting go away in a cold for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after 26 years of iron fisted rule that was extended in an election on Sunday. The protesters denounced is rigged.
Brazil's Environmentalists Worry Fire Season Will Worsen Amazon's Deforestation
"Season in the Amazon is off to a terrible start. Brazil's environmentalists are worried its president is not so it's a start lasagna, you fool. L'm I maintain this story that Amazon is going up in flames is alive, says J. R, But we must combat this with true numbers, he says. The numbers that Boston Arrow dismisses it. Ally come from satellite data collected by Brazil's space research agency thes shofar in the 1st 10 days of this month up on the same time last year. By 17%. There's also plenty of evidence on the ground in Europe,
Prosecutors probe ex-NASA official, Boeing over space contract
"A senior executive at Boeing is reportedly under investigation over a NASA contract. Federal prosecutors are looking into whether a senior NASA official improperly shared information about a Lunar lander project with a high ranking executive at Boeing. That's according to the Wall Street Journal. The allegation is that Jim Chilton, a senior vice president of bowling space and launched division Was told Boeing's bid for the contract was about to be rejected. Boeing quickly re bid on that advice. But in the end, NASA ruled the revised bid came too late to be considered
Biden announces Kamala Harris as VP selection
"This week the coronavirus pandemic took a momentary back seat as a nation discussed Joe Biden's big decision who will be his running mate after months of speculation and debate that decision was made on Tuesday with the Democratic National Convention just around the Corner ABC's Mary Bruce in Washington with more on the Democratic ticket after months of speculation Joe Biden over a video chat asking Senator Comma Harris to join the historic ticket first all the answer. Yes. I am ready to do this with you for you. I just just deeply honored. Very. Biden. Then breaking the news in a tweet celebrating his former rival as a fearless fighter for the little guy and one of the country's finest public servants Harris responding saying Joe Biden can unify the American people because he's spent his life fighting for us. I'm honored to join him as our party's nominee for vice president. Harris is now the first black woman and the first Asian American on a major party ticket and only the third woman to be chosen for vice. President I believe in Joe. You know one of the things that is so reflective of his personality is when he says there is room for everyone. Biden has said he was looking for someone to be his Joe Biden to have a relationship like the one he had with former president Obama President Obama declaring Joe Biden nailed this decision by choosing Senator Kamala Harris's America's next vice president. He's underscored his own judgment and character this morning. The other finalists are praising the pick former UN ambassador Susan, Rice Calling Harris tenacious, and trail-blazing leader. Senator Elizabeth Warren saying she is an inspiration to millions of women who see themselves in her and from. Congresswoman Val demings powerful reflection saying to see a black woman nominated for the first time reaffirms my faith that in America there's a place for every person to succeed no matter who they are or where they come from, but it wasn't long ago. That Harris was Biden's fierce opponent at the first primary debate. She took Biden into task for working with segregationist senators to oppose school busing policies in the nineteen seventies. Harris. Later reportedly said that was all politics, Biden clearly willing to look past. It two weeks ago assign of what was to come photographers catching a glimpse of Biden's notes at a press conference. The first talking point about Harris reading quote do not hold
Belarus' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya flees to Lithuania
"Opposition leader Svetlana Tika, No sky A fled to Lithuania earlier this week, some of her clothes political allies also fled from Belarus. We're joined by one of them who is in Moscow, Veronica except Hollow, helped organized Tikhonov sky. His campaign for president and in so doing helped create one of the largest expressions of dissent. Belarus has seen in years.
Trump signals openness to compromise on USPS funding
"Trump Trump says says he's he's willing willing to to make make a a deal deal regarding regarding postal postal service service funding funding is is absentee absentee ballots ballots come come pouring pouring in in for for the the November November election? election? The The president president says says he he would would agree agree to to $25 billion for the Postal Service. If Democrats make concessions on a Corona virus relief bill. I'm ready to send 105 billion to the states to help open schools safely with additional people, B E. And Democrats are holding this up.
The DNC and RNC are going virtual. What can we expect?
"So actually the coronavirus pandemic everything has gone virtual. We covered all digital conferences like Tho- launches, apples, WDC. In DNC are completely different animals Taco bell expecting to see well I. Think it's GonNa be a very, highly produced. Event just like it normally is but it's GonNa be really different because you know when they. When they usually do this, you've got like thousands of people in a huge arena you know you have people talking. And they're they're mostly talking to the to the people, the viewers and the audience. Sitting at home on their couches. Anyway. But you have that vibe you have that you know the people cheering it's it's like being in a live sporting event in a sense you know so like that's going to be lost a bit. Yeah. We've we've had instances with like the the NBA right they put up digital boards with with people that are virtually in I've watched the most games. It's definitely not. It doesn't really replicate the feeling of being at a game where the ambiance there I imagine a lot of the energy that would have been in those conferences have people been there. Is really kind of sucked away, right? Yeah and you know and that's really political conventions are basically like cheerleading events right? You know it's like the party faithful as there you've got these delegates from all around the country they're like really Gung Ho for their party and their candidate and they wanna like. You know just cheer their heads off and it's you know. So you know I think that energy is going to be a bit different but I'm also curious to see like what creative things they come up with right like like you mentioned the NBA thing like like are they going to do something like that? You know I mean? It'll be interesting to see how they approach it. Yeah. Have you got any kind of indication on on what they might do to create that excitement that is would be missing from having all those folks there. Yeah. So the the DNC they they have been, they've definitely said that they are going to try to involve people like regular everyday people. So I'm wondering if it is going to be something NBA like right where they have screens. Right there. But we'll definitely be having some like. Some people getting beamed in from all across the US whether it's you know. Politicians or or just SORTA your regular everyday folks who are like either live on video and a lot of like these pre produced videos people have been they've had this campaign where people are able to. Send in their videos like with prompts like I know Joe and talk about like why they're excited about Joe Biden and that kind of thing. So they're going to have that SORTA interspersed throughout the program. So it'll be interesting to see like how it all Kinda comes together. To DNC specifically, what what is that? GonNa look like will anyone actually be in Milwaukee? So there will probably be like a skeleton kind of crew in Milwaukee like I've heard that that Tom Perez, who's the chairman of the DNC was still planning to go to Milwaukee to gavel in the convention officially. But the big speakers you know like Joe Biden, who's the presumptive nominee he is not going to be there he's going to be somewhere in Delaware. Now, they've said he's not probably going to do it from his basement. So some place else in Delaware. In the Wilmington area where he lives. So that'll be interesting. I wonder how they they might dress up whatever venue he's in. You know like he was speaking with. Kamala Harris. You know the other day they've had actually a couple of speaking engagements and they've got the flags everywhere but like the backdrop didn't really look all that interesting to me. So it'll it'll I wonder how they're going to you know jazz it up so that it looks cool. How's the Brokaw can work? Yeah. So the roll call and by the way like I got to go to the convention in two, Thousand Sixteen, the roll call is pretty cool. Just in general when you're there in the room, there's like this vibe all the people stand up and they say, you know I'm from South Carolina and they were the whatever state and we pledge our ex delegates to. And so it's like an exciting moment. So it's going to be totally different this time 'cause they're all not going to be in the room but I you know they've said they're. GonNa. Kind of pop around all all the states and so you're probably going to have people from those states. Doing their call and I'm sure they're gonNA do something jazzy about like. You know I'm from Delaware. So it's like Delaware the first state in the nation. Allah. Probably say something like that I don't know. So it'll. We'll see. We'll see what about the NC I know there was a lot of back and forth about where was gonna be in whether it was go digital What is that GonNa was so that you know I think that's still to be determined right? Like they're still they haven't put out a whole lot of information about like what it's GonNa look like exactly. So I mean I want I wonder if some of this might change in the next week but. So far they are. Going to have a very reduced crowd in Charlotte. President trump will not be there to accept the nomination. In they're gonNa have like something like you know three hundred or so delegates there. So you know I don't know I don't know if they're going to try to do some things kind of like in in the arena although I think that would look pretty. bleak. If it's people, you know space really far apart. So I think that's still Kinda to be determined with what they're going to be doing it wear for folks who are watching these where can you check out the streams? So the DNC they've announced a whole bunch of places like you're gonna be able to stream, it live on youtube and facebook and twitter and And then the convention is officially you know airing from nine to eleven every night and all the broadcast channels will have it for the last hour. And and then they're gonNA have it on like TV and Roku and so they were going to be a lot of opportunities for people to stream it or. Even, to SORTA catch it on the networks got looking at some of the other challenges I mean we talked a little bit about the lack of energy. But what are the potential pitfalls who going virtual? Yeah. Well I mean we've all been watching. You know some of these cable news shows lately right like in sometimes you get like the guests who are like pixellated or their screen freezes. You know so I think that's going to be a challenge. You know you don't want somebody to be mid-sentence and all of a sudden they're face completely frees up. So that'll be a challenge. Yasser. Don't want it to look like a really boring call. With. With everybody with the bookcase in the background. So I think they'll have to figure out ways to to make it look interesting and you know. And not have any sort of technical glitches.
Is TikTok a Good Buy?
"There is the one story that we cannot not talk about which is Tiktok naturally and this week Danny you wrote about how we should not take every tiktok buying rumor very. Seriously because of bankers essentially talking their book. So what's going on with the the information war but took well I mean obviously, we're GONNA be talking about exits and exits and exits of the next couple of weeks whether they're IPO's specs and TIKTOK TIKTOK canting down it is August fourteenth when we release the show what we have like what four weeks left on the trump and do time line ups when they must sell immediately or they will die. And so given all the pressure that tiktok faces the bankers here are trying to generate some level of a feeding frenzy for the company. Basically I was reading earlier this week. Look. We've heard to twitter's rumored to be looking at them. We've heard that apple's rumor Google's Lube rumored. I was joking that Oracle's rumored I. Mean They have a data center business like why can't Oracle by top right? But. If you start to listen to some of the PR were hearing like Apple has has fundamentally declared that they are not interested. So they are out Google has demurred twitter has I think eight billion in cash total in the company's Balance Sheet of remembering my numbers correctly. So it's ridiculous and so I think it's really important to remember that like there is essentially one company here. It's called Microsoft and Microsoft knows it has immense control over the scale of the deal here, and unfortunately for Tiktok the only way they're going to get the price that they're actually worth. Is To have multiple bidders at the table. That's why the baggers are doing so much work to bring them here I don't think it's going to happen. So I think we're going to be shocked at what might be the final purchase price here for for the company. It reminds me a lot of like when a company like confidentially files to go public and then it just gets scooped up immediately I. Always think it's such a clever way to like I'm going to go public unless anyone takes me look back and so that's kind of what this whole dilemma is. Of I really curious if there is anyone out there, who's very seriously I think Danny your reads great. Off The show off the record, we talk about some stuff that were told that people via text and other messing platforms of other companies that might be interested. We're always kind of like. Maybe, but Danny de there will be too serious bids for the company or will it come down to just be? With an offer and then trump with the middle finger on the decide I, think really. A question purchase price, right if the purchase prices near Lincoln yards in twenty billion plus price point note, there's not a lot of buyers I. think if it gets down into the single digits, which which may be possible given all the dynamics here I mean it just crazily like a one of one deal. It's really hard to get a comp to the president of the United States has of you know a couple of weeks timeline to sell a massive multi. Hundred million user product. If it gets into the single digits I mean it may be backed right it could be actually picked up by private equity firm. You know there's all kinds of other alternatives that might chew up there that we don't normally hear about. So so it's a mix i. think it's totally depend on the purchase price.
"vice president" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Well Elaine as of today August eleventh we've learned that Joe Biden has made his selection. It's Comma Harris. Can you comment on that and how that kind of fits into this discussion we've been having about the models of the vice presidency. Well. It's a very much in the partnership moult. There is no need for Joe Biden to pick someone from California. California will go democratic in the fall. I can pretty much say that right now. So it's not a balancing choice in the old fashioned way. Now, there is a little bit of a balancing aspect it in that we are now looking particularly in the Democratic Party at a party that has become very much a party of women and minorities, and in that respect he is playing to an important constituency in the party, but she also is someone who is very much in the partnership model. She is more like Joe, Biden than unlike Joe, Biden. She is somebody who is a sort of center left as Biden. She doesn't have any positions that would be called extreme although the Republicans are doing their darndest to try to turn Joe Biden into a Marxist, which is maybe one of the more ridiculous things I've ever seen in politics, but she really is somebody that's in the partnership model because Biden can trust her. He can trust her instincts to be like his instincts. She is not even logically different from him and I think that that's the essence of the Partnership Mall. One other thing to say about this, this could have been predicted. Remember that Joe Biden himself was chosen in the partnership model you didn't Joe Biden on. The ticket to deliver Delaware to Barack Obama that was going to happen anyway and so by himself was a very loyal help-mates to Obama understood how powerful that could be and clearly wanted to have a vice president who was like him okay and what's going to happen is to be all this fuss because she's woman and she's African American Sarah, but frankly, the bottom line is she's the person he feels most comfortable with and regardless of the fact that she's a woman that she's African American and so I think that that's what we have to bear in mind. All of our recent vice presidents have been in this mold. They've been people that the president himself felt comfortable with and. There was also this criticism that we start hearing about her though as she emerged as a leading contender that during the primaries in one of the debates, she had some pretty pointed words for Joe Biden's track record. But then that struck me in a lot of people also is incredibly sexist that they would charge her with that kind of political rhetoric when we didn't hear that about say George H W Bush when he was running against Ronald Reagan and they got picked to be his vice you got pay listen I mean that episode showed me and Maeve show Joe Biden as well. Is that she? Could do something that's very important for the vice presidential candidate to do she could prosecute. She could make the case she made the strongest case she could against. Joe Biden. Now, in the end, it didn't work right because African American voters new Joe Biden a lot longer frankly than she had and it was not persuasive. But the fact is that she was very pointed at very strong in doing that and I suspect that Joe Biden looked at that and said boy if she turned that against Donald Trump, that can be a real help I suspect is she's going to be a very tough prosecutor of trump. Just looking ahead. Do you expect the partnership model? As we know it now will endure or could there be some new model of how the vice president of the United States relates to the president and to power of the White House. I think it will endure I. Think it is proved. These presidents who had vice presidents who were partners one of the interesting things about them is that the three of them have all been two term presidents. In other words they've done a pretty good job and their partners have helped them. We don't know about trump whether he'll be two terms or not. So this by say, the first three I think the model will endure because I think that the people running for president themselves usually have an understanding of just how big the job has. Gotten and how overwhelming it is I. Remember I went into the White House just several weeks after the president and the vice-president had gone into the White House said, the feeling I had was drinking from a fire hose and I was a PhD in political science with a concentration American government. Al. Gore spent decades in the House and Senate Bill Clinton had been governor of Arkansas for more than a decade in other words even with an awful lot of governmental experience, you're still bit overwhelmed. And, having somebody who can help you with that I think is really valuable. There's element here which we've seen mostly with Hillary Clinton, which is that as we get into an era where first ladies have not been at home with the children but they've actually had careers and sometimes an interest in public policy like Hillary did you've got yet another very trusted person that you can ask to respond to these two and that's what? Clinton. Did with Hillary Clinton I think they need the help in the job, which is why I think the model will persist until it doesn't work politically. Lane I think we'll leave it at that. Thank you for your time and your expertise as always. Thank you for. The book is picking the Vice President. How picking the vice president has changed and why it matters it's available for on Brookings Dot Edu..
"vice president" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"First step. Here's Sarah Bender on what's happening or what's not happening in Congress. I'm Sarah. Bender a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. We often say that Congress is gridlocked and is getting nothing done that can be an exaggeration because lawmakers can often address small stuff even when the party's deadlock on big problems. But right now in mid August it stalemate all the way round. So what's happening on Capitol Hill? or rather what's not happening in Congress and why not? The looming issue on the table were the parties actually negotiating is one more large scale emergency relief package. Before the November elections what's being called cares two point Oh following the mammoth cares package enacted almost unanimously in late March to address the economic and health crises caused by the spread of the corona. Virus. House Democrats passed a three trillion dollar heroes act in early May with funds to expand many of the more successful programs enacted in the original cares act unemployment benefits, cash payments to individuals, small business loans, grants to state and local governments, money for testing and so forth. In contrast, Senate Republicans took a wait-and-see attitude in may-june in part because the Republican conference was divided on whether Moore aid was needed and probably also because the states that were hit the worst by cove in nineteen word largely blue democratic states until that was no longer the case in July and August when the virus raced through Republican Red States. But. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky couldn't get his Republican colleagues on the same page and cleavages in the Republican conference. Undermine his ability more recently to put a rival one trillion dollar bill on the floor for a test vote. With Democrats pushing for a three trillion dollar heroes package and Republicans in the white. House not willing to come up to two trillion dollars talks broke down. Instead the president signed some executive orders that experts say can't possibly provide relief or hurting Americans nor revived economy or fight the virus. So. What's going on here? Big. Deals only become quote unquote must pass if both parties think they'll pay steep electoral cost for refusing to negotiate the deal. For the Democrats I see three reasons why a deal is must past I, Democrats have strong electoral incentives to act largely because the crisis hits working in middle income Americans. The hardest in those are typically democratic constituencies. Second Emergency Relief is idol logically compatible with Democrats governing philosophy. The government can't solve problems especially in a crisis that requires fiscal action. Third. Democrats remained remarkably cohesive empowering speaker Pelosi to steer the House majority to three. Trillion Dollar Heroes Act. What about the Republicans? Republicans should have an electoral incentive to act and go big their control of the white. House and Senate in the November elections hangs in the balance on the economic recovery which requires the US to tackle the virus. That's largely why I think they will eventually come back to the table to negotiate a deal but Republicans are hamstrung in a couple of ways. I president trump seems to think he can wish away the problem with executive orders and then blamed Democrats when the economy continues to falter. Second. The administration is divided between conservative White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve. MNUCHIN, who's proven his ability to make deals with the Democrats, both meadows and Mnuchin are in the room trying to negotiate with Democrats and president trump is either uninterested or unable to choose between their two positions. Third Senate Republicans are divided about half are ideologically opposed to spending more federal money on emergency relief. Those Republicans tend to favor higher income constituencies in red states and most of those senators aren't up for reelection but other Senate Republicans support another infusion of emergency relief and especially those Republicans running for reelection in swing states who are at risk of losing their seats to well-funded Democrats. For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has seated negotiations to the White House probably because Senate Republicans are so divided. He's likely involved behind the scenes but his absence as another element of dysfunction to this impasse. So. What's next will usually the advantage goes to the unified team with a more popular position. In this case, that's really the Democrats they have an incentive not to fold to Republican demands even in the face of a recalcitrant and many say. Republican White House. So stalemate lawmakers are now back home till mid September they could be called back of leaders reach a deal Republicans, may yet realize that winning in November or not getting wiped out requires war congressional. Or maybe not. Of course in September, Congress has to deal with government funding for the coming fiscal year that starts a cup of I. If they don't pass the spending bill, even temporary band aid to fund the Federal Government until after the election if they don't do that the government shutdown on October I, it's possible that cares two point Oh in stopgap government funding will be tied together to become a single bus pass bill in late September but even so economic damage and the virus will continue to surge across the united. States keeping schools closed sports team off the field Americans closed off and the rest of the world and from other. while. We anxiously await for an effective lexi. And now, here's my interview with Elaine, Kmart. Well Elaine welcome back to the Brookings Cafeteria. Thanks for having me for it. So as I mentioned in the introduction, we're here to talk about your new e book just published by Brookings Institution press picking the vice president obviously, it's a super timely book super timely topic. Let's talk in kind of the big picture and the historical picture about the things that you're writing box. Super Fascinating. Can you describe how the founding fathers conceived the Office of the Vice Presidency? Well the founding fathers who were so wise and so many things were pretty naive when it came to the topic of the vice president and that's because they were pretty naive about political parties and so they wrote in the initial constitution at the vice president would be the runner up to the president. Thinking of course that they could maintain the peace in unity they had under George Washington forever. Well, the minute George Washington was no longer president they had a political party system, and so you had a situation where President John Adams had vice president. Thomas Jefferson as his vice president and the two didn't agree on anything Thomas Jefferson spent his vice-presidency building his own political party in order to run against John Adams. So it just didn't work and they quickly changed that so that the president vice president were on the same ticket and they were the same political party. But the second important thing to realize about this is from eighteen thirty, one all the way up until nineteen sixty eight, we nominated our presidential candidates in both parties in conventions and those conventions were composed of. What we would call today's Super Delegates Party Leaders County chairman. State chairman from around the country and they came to the convention city and they actually deliberate it. They didn't have primaries. If there were primaries, they were meaningless. The convention delegates got to the Convention city and they engaged in days sometimes weeks of negotiations. Because that was the way the system worked guess what the biggest prize in the negotiation was to offer somebody the vice presidency, and often they would offer someone the vice presidency in order to get their delegates beyond the ticket and very often this meant that the president and the vice president didn't agree on much. They were from different factions of the party from different parts of the country and so much of our history we had some pretty dysfunctional presidents and vice-presidents. Modest, shot up for listeners that you've written a book about the President Primary. System called presidential primaries and think it's in its third printing. We've done a podcast on it. We email course on it. So that's a fascinating history and contemporary look at the presidential primary process itself that this the vice presidential pick is very much part of to talk about the dysfunction that existed a lot of the times between the president or the presidential nominee in the vice presidential nominee. He talked about some of the examples, the famous examples of sometimes where that Justin work. Yeah well, for instance, one of the famous examples was Theodore Roosevelt and his vice president guide from Indiana and the ticket was famously called the hot tamale the Indiana icicle because the two were so different Teddy Roosevelt's vice president spent most of his time sharing the Senate, which is constitutional duty and undermine everything the Teddy Roosevelt was trying to do the second Roosevelt to have this. Was Franklin Roosevelt whose first vice president was John Nance Garner who also disagreed with much of the new deal and tried to undermine Roosevelt in the Senate. So we've had two examples of vice presidents than if you go back include Thomas, Jefferson, there's three famous examples of vice presidents who not only didn't help the president, but they tried their best to screw up the president was doing..
"vice president" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Squawk box here on CNBC. I'm becky quick along with Joe. Kernan and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Us equity futures at this hour. What are you doing? I'm just saying this is a big big show today and I'm just saying you have every right team that to promote actually say that the to promote this today and I'm going to sit back and just nod and say you are absolutely right and Russ Oregon as we'll get to and say nobody knows. Servers Records Andrew. Take it away and that with that tees. We told you basically every morning. I don't know it almost feels like Megan months. Now that we've had we've had really big Yup guess and really big conversations and we've got another one coming up today we're GonNa talk all things economy with the former vice president Joe Biden about the economy the pandemic the race for the White House and so much more a big interview to look forward to On this Friday it's Friday guys. I mean it's every we have all the days roll together but here we are and it's Friday yesterday found. It's Friday with three days right you three weekend. I think that makes it a better. Friday apparent Democratic nominee for president former vice president. Joe Biden joins us on the broadcast. Mr Vice President. Thank you for joining us this morning. Nice to see you WanNa Start Hani and your expectations. Good morning your expectations for where things are headed. We are course now. At nearly fifteen percent unemployment over thirty six million people unemployed and yet the stock market is really where it was last. October as investors are expecting a sharp snapback v-shaped recovery. You have economists and other advisors in your midst. Does this make sense to you? Do you expect a v-shaped recovery? No I don't but you know as all expression free lipstick from your lips to God's ears and by the way the vast majority American people are suffering right now. They don't measure their public health their physical security and their economic stability based on the market. Well let me ask you this You have pledged that if you are elected that you plan to raise taxes on corporations and also high net individuals given the pandemic. How quickly do you think you would move on that as you try to balance growing the economy getting people back into jobs with pain for all of the services that we are paying for now as a result of the pandemic look my tax policy based on a simple proposition wishes? Stop rewarding wealth and START REWARDING. Work a little bit. Let's raise the capital gains tax for people making over a million bucks a year ordinary income. Let's reverse the TUMP TRACKS CUT? Imagine we have that if we had that two trillion dollars now as we go into God willing recovery which is a long way away as I see it right now which they used a buyback hundreds of billions of dollars a stock tens of billions of dollars boost wages for their workers. Did they do that? No let's let's use the money to invest in the middle class you know. Almost forty million Americans have file front employment and you know what the White House is proposing more tax cuts for corporate America. I've got a novel idea. How about some relief for mainstream and listen tire recovery program? The entire stimulus has been passed several trillion dollars. What was it? What was it done for to keep people employed to keep people employed? And what's the president done? Fired Inspector General's the vast majority of the money's gone to the very wealthy and a major corporations not a single penny has gone in the main street fund. That was set up not one penny in the last three months and the PP what happens people are getting locked out and so look. I mean. We didn't advertise this not what it was advertised do and the American people are getting a little frustrated little frustrated. They're getting extremely extremely frustrated. And you know the president's response to all this is cost lives and it's cost jobs and the way to fix economies get public health response correct and structure economy. What we're doing now is upside down the brickyard fast. You get the money the smaller you don't get the money and taxes to build back better. Economy boosted create a middle class and create jobs paycheck protection program. Healthcare confidence comeback. Look I just think he's got this all backwards but it doesn't seem to care much about it. Well it's ask you about a couple of things that you mentioned and unpacked some of this just on the tax front. I and I understand. She want to raise taxes. The question is how quickly you do that. In the midst of a in the midst of this pandemic in the midst of trying to get the economy to recover nobody making under four hundred thousand bucks after taxes raised period Bingo. Let's get people back to work. Let's get them to work now. Look what about corporations? Tell me how much tell me how many people are investing that tax break. They had in new jobs. Give me your numbers man come on. Let's get real people are hurting? I understand that I'm trying to just understand. I'm trying to understand as as you're trying to balance these issues especially when it comes to corporate taxes. How quickly you move on that given that we want to get jobs and get people back to work okay. Let me ask you a rhetorical question. What has what jobs have they created if we'd give them more of a tax cut the president's talking about a greater tax cut for corporations. You tell me what you think. How many jobs that will create in the next six months? You're the expert and you guys. I'm not being a wise not being trying to be like trump. I'm not criticizing. You really think about it. Look the main people need to get back to work and the idea? They're already talking about you. Know the president's phrase what what is it. We have time to wait. I mean they're not even going out and helping making sure that that that the states have the money to keep their firefighters on the job to keep the cops on the job teachers on the job all those things that do create income and do generate growth. What are we doing? Let me and you know. I'm sorry I get frustrated when you with the situation. Let me ask you this about the bailouts. The ballots were intended as you know to keep people employed and my question to you is. Do you believe that that companies that get bailouts that don't keep people employed and we're already starting to hear that the airlines after June third at after I'm sorry September thirtieth are going to potentially lay off lay off people whether they should still get those bailouts and not only that whether shareholders should be wiped out and whether effectively some of these companies should be nationalized? You you've participated when we did this with the automobile companies after two thousand eight and tax payers got a piece of those automobile companies. Look the tax payers are coughing up all this money and the idea is to keep people employed. How can you tell? The largest employers are small businesses collectively. They employ more people as you know as well as I do what is happening to them. What help have they gotten in the paycheck protection program? What's happened I see we have American Airlines Delta Airlines etc. All up there I got it. But what about those stores along main street in those small cities towns? There's no reason why can't do a little of both. The biggest corporate bill out in American history is as asking next to nothing of Corporate America and besides that the president's gone out and fired all the inspectors general I am focused on keeping people in -ployed keeping them on payroll so that when we get to actually recovery where we're now just talking about stimulus to keep things from getting worse and the idea of putting people back to work is going to occur when we began to really invest in America when we invest significantly in infrastructure invest in significantly in in the all the research and development has to be done to compete with not just China but around the world we can we can build back better but the more people that are out. Oh all those little small businesses and they go out to work. They go out of business. They're out of business. They're gone and so what? Why does why did they pass the two trillion dollar program and focused on helping keep people employed? What's happened Mr Vice President wanted to ask you about what asking about the pharmaceutical industry in large part because the Democratic Party's you know has long criticized that industry now. Humanity is so dependent on their innovations in this pandemic. And so the question. I'd ask you. We were talking about some some of these efforts at vaccines. Would you look to put price controls on a vaccine or a therapeutic? If once found no I tell you what if one is found. I would make sure that every single person in America is able to get a vaccine period without any cost and I would do the same thing with testing right now and I might look. We need healthcare policy. We need to be able to provide people the ability to stay healthy and get healthy. They're the things we need to do. Because all the talk about opening up people aren't gonNA open up until they have the confidence to know that they gathered together. They're not going to get sick. You know you saw that Columbia study so other studies that if the president active just two weeks earlier two fifty four thousand people more more people alive than there are today. We have to move. And what do we have to move on? We have to move on making sure that ordinary people who are breaking their neck people make an hourly wages for carrying the rest of us on their back in terms of his virus that they are able to get the kind of medical help they need as it relates to this pandemic this vice president. It's it's Joe Current. Thanks for joining us this morning. Joe How are you? I'm great some DEM PUNDITS. Democratic pundits serve say that Sanders and warned. Voters are essential for you to win. I know you've probably seen that. But some aren't quite there yet. Others point out though that your candidacy surged when it became apparent to mainstream Democrats that sanders might be the nominee and they flock to you a more moderate perhaps. Are you prepared now to say? You're going to govern as a progressive and enact programs in the mold of Sanders and Warren. And if so what does that say to either moderate Democrats or independence or even some Republicans dissatisfied with President Trump. I'm prepared to say that I have a record of over four years and then I'm going to be Joe Biden. Look at my record. The fact is that some areas that I think for example. I think healthcare is a right not a privilege I do not support Medicare for all I will not support Medicare for all but I do support making sure that obamacare's around with a public option for those who can't afford those who qualify for Medicaid. And they don't get in their state they would be able to buy the automatically enrolled in the public option. Medicare that would but I do not support a forgiving debt loan for every single solitary person. No matter where you went to school but I do support the idea if in fact you I've had a student debt as a consequence of going to a public university and your income is under one hundred twenty. Five thousand dollars should be forgiven. I do believe that anyone going to school. That in fact goes to a public university and or Community College. They should be able to go for free if it comes under one hundred twenty five thousand dollars. My wife has a great expression..
"vice president" Discussed on The Journal.
"Jerry. Cyb IS OUR executive Washington editor. And he got on the phone with Vice President Pence earlier today. Mr Vice President Harry. You. I'm well thank. You started off asking about some news that came out this morning. There were two corona virus deaths in California in early February weeks before anyone believed the virus was circulating in the state and days after the White House restricted travel from China. Does this mean that the ban came too late to stop this front end of the way from China? Oh I think there's no question that when When the president suspended all all travel from China on January thirty first That it It bought our nation invaluable time to Stand UP OUR NATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE CORONA VIRUS EPIDEMIC. That was at a time when The only cases that we had in the United States where people that had returned from China and from the region and the president's action than our all of our scientists confirm bought us The kind of time that that allowed us to To stand up at response that That has us today in a place where we're seeing encouraging signs every day. That thanks to the cooperation of the American people Thanks to The leadership At the state and federal level and most especially thanks to the incredible efforts of our healthcare workers on the front line that we're we're slowing the spread and we're seeing we're seeing encouraging signs all across the areas most impacted but the ban was January. Thirty first and the first death was now February. Six that means it was in circulation even before the travel ban right. Well I think that's what we know now is and We're going to continue on to carefully examine The Evans about what was taking place In China I think the president's been very clear about his disappointment with the World Health Organization and also with China in The lack of transparency the lack of candor the lack of advance notice and And and we We fully expect with the pause. The president's put on funding for the World Health Organization that That we're GONNA look We're GONNA look very carefully and examine those facts. But but I can tell you jerry from the first moment the president Tap me now. Almost two months ago to lead the White House Corona Virus Task Force. We've had one mission and that's to save lives To slow the spread to ensure that our health care system or healthcare workers had the resources that they need in partnership with our states. And I think every American can be encouraged. that That we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel secretary. Mnuchin said this morning that he's hoping to have much or all of the economy opened this summer. Does that timeline seem realistic possible to you. At this point it's we remain very hopeful that if the current trajectory of the corona virus epidemic continues that we could be in a much different place In early June than we are today I mean I i. It's it it. It's it's always a heartbreak when you hear about the losses On the news every day. And you hear more than eight hundred twenty six thousand Americans who've contracted the corona virus in our hearts go out to all of those families but as I sit here today having Received our briefing. Even through this morning we continue to see Current rates have declined and the large Metro Areas. Where the epidemics impacted the most. The New York Metro New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island. We believe that because of what the American people have done because of the people those communities. You've done that. Were passed the peak and also passed the peak in Detroit and in New Orleans New Orleans. Could well be the most stable of all the large metro outbreaks in the country thus far but Denver SEATTLE We're just seeing progress all across the country which again is is a tribute. It's a tribute to the sacrifices that That Americans have made all across the country practicing Social distancing and it's a tribute to extraordinary healthcare workers of this country who've been in areas most impacted admit literally working around the clock to render care To the American people but the trend lines the trend lines continue to be encouraging And we truly do believe as as we move forward with with with responsibly. Beginning to reopen the economy and in state after state around the country that that By by early June we could We could be a place where where this This corona virus epidemic is largely in the past and And then we can move. Begin to move our nation forward. So let's talk about the reopening testing continues to be a big issue as we move into that phase in admirals. You are a member of Your Corona Virus Task Force estimates that four and a half million tests will be needed to run every month to do some level of safe reopening. But we've only run four million tests so far total. So how can we really begin? Phase One reopening. If we're not running nearly enough test yet. Well we're roughly. I think the progress on testing has been A tribute to president trump's innovative leadership When he brought all the major commercial labs Into the White House to form a consortium to begin to use those high speed labs to do corona virus testing literally a month ago we had done roughly eighty thousand tests total And as I said this morning we've done almost four point seven million tests and we're doing more than one hundred and fifty thousand tests today but as we as. We reviewed with the governors on Monday. This week on our conference call we. We truly do believe that we could double the amount of tests that we are doing every day. if if we activated all of the laboratory capacity that we have around the country. I know that when President Trump Met with Governor Cuomo yesterday They spoke about The governor's efforts to activate The laboratory capacity in the state of New York We're working In contacting all of those laboratories That to make sure that they have the the supplies to be able to conduct the test but We honestly believe that while we have enough testing today to Let any state in the country Enter Phase One. We really believe that we could double the amount of daily testing and And be in a position where stays could continue to move toward their reopening plans through the various phases and And we're literally working around the clock to continue to scale existing tests that are in the marketplace but also working with the FDA and working with some extraordinary American companies to To bring even test to the market after the break the vice president weighs in on. How states are handling.
"vice president" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast
"Honestly believe that now so many years since Roe Versus Wade. I think that grandmothers are talking two granddaughters. Mothers are talking two daughters and telling the truth about abortion that women who found themselves in those circumstances and I hope in my heart anyone in the sound of my voice would know that there is forgiveness there's redemption there's a fresh start for you for all of that and Because I truly believe that that that abortion hurts them both correct as the title of the famous book and we want that healing in the lives of anyone who's been through the experience of an abortion but I think I have to believe that millions of women have gone through that experience are now telling their children and telling their grandchildren The truth about that baby and and it's changing hearts. It's changing lives and with the advance of science. More and more people are saying. And Lemme lastly say. I couldn't be more proud to be vice president to the most pro-life President in American history literally from the outset of this administration. President Trump expand the Mexico City policy to ensure that we we. Don't use taxpayer dollars to provide or promote abortion Around the world We've appointed strong conservatives to our courts at every level including two Supreme Court justices. We've in so many ways. This president has put a priority and in one decision after another area on the sanctity of human life. And and and I promise you will continue to take that stand together and continue to take that stand with with millions of Americans who cherish the right to life and that's exactly right millions and millions of Christians and even non Christians that view life is sacred. I do want to say thank you. Thank you for what you do for our country It is really an amazing honor to be with you and we pray for you. We pray for the President. We pray for the Congress and the Senate as we should as Christian so thank you so much for being here today. Well Jim Thank you and let me say that the sweetest words we ever hear people say I'm praying for you and we hear it a lot and it just want your millions of listeners. To know around the country that their their prayers for this president their prayers for this vice president for our families for all of us who serve in positions of authority. We feel every day and we are grateful every day for the prayers of the Faithful. God's at work. Thank you thank you vice. President Mike Pence visited the campus here at focus on the family yesterday and it's our privileged to share that conversation with you today and Jim. You mentioned the march for life. There were some really very unique moments about that marsh way and the vice president has been so committed to the march for life every year since he's been vice president. He has participated in some way and I went this year as we mentioned the body of the program. Vice President Pence was out of the country Israel and at the Vatican But to everybody's surprise president trump decided to come. That was a first for any president in the forty seven year history of the march for life the president of the march for life. Genie Mancini we recording some pieces for our coming event may ninth allied right and we were there recording them and she got the tax that the president was coming the next day and she was ecstatic. You know like wow. This is going to be so good for the March and I want to play a couple of clips because I believe as Christians. The comments that the president made about his position on life in just the heart of what he was saying was so phenomenal for those of us who are pro-life and I want to play a couple of these clips to give you an insight of what that day felt like hearing from the president for the first time at the march for it is profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the march for life. We're here for a very simple reason. To defend the right of every child born and unborn to fulfill their God given potential. All of us here today understand an eternal through every child is precious and sacred gift from God together. We must protect cherish and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life when we see the image of a baby in the womb. We Glimpse The Majesty of God's creation when we hold a newborn in our arms we know the endless love that each child brings to family. When we watch child grow we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul and as the Bible tells us each person is wonderfully made John. I was standing there with those other. Hundred hundred and fifty thousand people and my job was hanging open. This is the president of the United States speaking so about the truth of what we believe in the Christian community about how God sees a baby in the world that we all have potential and it was so riveting to hear that truth proclaimed from the highest office in the land. Yeah and it just. Everybody was so appreciative. The politics aside. I've always said the abortion issue was taken from the moral sphere into the political sphere. This is a moral issue that our nation is facing and I'm grateful for anybody Democrat Republican. Anybody that has the clarity to see what life is about well. Let's go ahead and continue now more remarks from president trump back in January at the march for life specifically encouraging MOMS today. Your devotion in your leadership uplift our entire nation. And we thank you for that. The tens of thousands of Americans gathered today not only stand for life. It's really here that they stand for it so proudly together and I want to thank everybody for that. You stand for life each and every day you provide housing education jobs and medical care to the women that you serve you find loving families for children in need of a forever home. You host baby showers for expecting MOMS. You make you just make it. Your Life's mission to help spread God's grace and do all of the moms you. Today we celebrate you and we declare that mothers are heroes your strength devotion and drive is what powers our nation and because of you our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of Human History. We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve the dreams. They're one of the masterpieces. They will create the discoveries they will make but we know this every life rings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting and above all we saw that every human soul is divine every human life born and unborn is made in the holy image of Almighty God and I say with True Passion. Thank you God bless you and God bless America. Thank you thank you. Those are some of the comments that president trump made at the march for life back in January the first time. Gm that have president has ever attended that event in forty-seven years. Yes so true and it just again. It encourages the pro-life community. Millions of us who stand for the voiceless speaking into power and You know I understand. Maybe people who disagree don't like hearing that but I've got to tell you. The pro-life movement is is moving gaining steam. And it's gaining steam and people are beginning to wonder. Why do we do this? How can we do this? Should we doing this and I think I am hopeful that the end of abortion is near and I think we will be a better nation for it? It will certainly were praying toward that. End Jim when abortion is no longer legal. Let's go ahead and remind people about alive. Twenty twenty are big event. Coming up on May ninth. It's exciting John. We're building off of the New York Times Square event that we did last year we had about twenty thousand people who came out. We had protesters as well but may ninth. The day before Mother's Day in five cities it's going to be in southern California Dallas Atlanta Miami and Chicago. We're going to do a simulcast. We're going to have great speakers. Wonderful Music. And of course. The keynote speech will be given by Third Trimester baby in the womb. Live ultrasound and we want people to come out in those five locations you can go to the website find out where it's at in those specific areas and hoping one hundred thousand people will come out to say we're GONNA stand for life today that's may ninth go to the website to register. We want you to register so we had an idea of how many people are coming to each of those five cities and it's very easy will link over to that in the episode notes or call one eight hundred a letter a family behalf of gym daily in the entire team. Thanks for listening to focus on the family. I'm John Fuller hoping you have a great weekend and inviting back on Monday as we once again help you. And Your Family Thrive in Christ..
"vice president" Discussed on Deep Background with Noah Feldman
"How do you know what you're literally I mean. I mean the most prosaic level like how do you know what you're going do next? You look at your calendar do you. How do you know which of these many responsibilities is the one that you should start working on that morning? It or urgency. Ethically again I do my best to make certain that there are teams of people who can help me determine where my best value add is and so my life is basically at the mercy of a bunch of millennials and a few connectors who organize my days so just to get a picture of this. You're you're kind of the the chairman. Ceo of Stacey. Abrams Social Justice Inc. And you you know you've got it's a conglomerate with lots of little sub parts and in in there are your. Leno's in your your handful of Gen xers. And they're they're each running their own effectively startups which you started in each case. It's your your social or political seed capital and you're weighing in to try to make sure they're all keeping it in in order something like that picture. That's exactly it and I think it's important. Because often in social justice movements pulsa personality tends to organize around the founder and the founder serves not only as the the Creator. But also the the fulcrum around which everything circulates and that to me is a dangerous position. I'm in politics. I'm also incredibly human. And thus flawed and anytime a social movement has to adopt or rely on the personality or the foibles of their founder. You are setting yourself up for trouble. So part of my responsibility is to work as assiduously as possible to make myself irrelevant to the long-term successively organization. Can I just say I mean you want run for National Office? You WanNa be have your maximum impact. Cult of personality is what it's all about. I mean wh-what I'm wondering is when you go out there as you're doing now building your I don't want to call it a brand because I detest that terminology for public servants but building the message connected to you and the things that you want to be known for unknown for doing. What's your brief description of how you want to be seen by the broader world not by your constituents in Georgia who know you L. But by the country. I'm an architect social justice and that means standing in the spaces where I can be most effective than doing the work that is most needed where I'm the right person to do the work. And it's the right time for that work to be done so architect of social justice and is that you know not a political consultant but is that a teeny bit abstract for a factory worker. Who's lost his job or a mother. Who's working several jobs and trying to go? Two nights school at the same time as architect of social justice concrete. Enough the way you have a conversation with a potential constituent begins with meeting them where they are and so. I wouldn't start by saying who I am. I would start by asking what they need and talk about. How my skills? How my architecture skills how? My management skills helped me deliver that but to your point one of the most difficult parts of running for office is trying to come up with something reductive enough to be sound bite but meaningful enough to actually convey your intention and that's really hard. I don't try. I was slightly. Kinda classic in my campaign in part because I do not look like or operate in the way that most traditional politicians do and that in of itself became my brand. Which is that. I'm much more like us than like that things differently. Yeah I did but I also have experienced many of these things. I can talk about criminal justice reform because the younger brother who is in out of jail. I can talk about mental health issues because one of the reasons he finds himself in jail is that he had an undiagnosed mental health disorder and he cannot receive health care for it because of his ex offender status and because of the challenges with southern healthcare delivery. I can talk about debt. Because I've been in it and I know what it means and to part of my part of what I think resonates as that. Don't attempt to create this reductive line that makes me palatable and acceptable to people. Because the minute you done that it is so benign said has no meaning at all so I think what I hear you're saying is that it helps to be a real person and you're not ashamed. It actually being real person not at all And when my whole life and and you've been able to speak directly and honestly to people about that and that is really that has really resonated and I do think that's hugely important because the approach you described where you start by meeting the voter that can work incredibly well at a smaller scale when you can actually meet the voters but when the scale becomes national it just becomes extraordinarily difficult and I. I think. Here's someone who's are rough contemporary a friend of mine in probably a friend of yours to cory booker. Who's an extremely successful politician at the one on one or one small group level you know when when meets gory? One is blown away by his enthusiasm and his charisma and his capacity to connect and on the national scale. He's had a hard time translating that. I think really you know one in a million kind of personality into something that resonates on the broader level. And it's not for any lack of sincerity. It's just that the medium of trying to reach people all over the country via television set or a social media account. Is this really different than being a human being looking somebody in the is interacting with them? I would say that this is a very specific moment in our political history and were this a normative election where we were simply arguing about the margins and the shift from one leader on the margins to the next. I would say that Corey would his residence would be much sharper because we are in this moment of panic and existential fear. I think there is a retrenchment that is happening that doesn't allow for newness and for his brand of personal engagement. In this moment I do not think it's positive of his long-term satiety demonstrators less than medium moment. That's quite interesting. Yeah if you watch how people react how they say they WANNA react and how they are telling pollsters. They will react which are often very different in this moment. It's what I kept hearing. Oh I like you a lot. I think you're wonderful but I'm not sure you can be the one to do it. And so there's a lot of. I'm not sure happening. And when that is the case people tend to return to. What is the most familiar most comfortable and in America Ninety nine point nine percent of the time. That's a white man? I was about to ask you if you think. There's some implicit or maybe not so implicit racism in that in that formulation and I wonder if what you're describing really is essentially somebody saying well. Short Barack Obama got elected but right now the only way to beat the white man in the in the White House with another white person. I think there's a degree his ass think. There's also just a degree of familiarity. If you have to weapons available to fight back against the beast attacking you. Are you going to go with the one that you tried once or the one that you tried forty four time so can I ask you someone diplomatically? And because sometimes you're willing to be undiplomatic to what is the answer for the Democratic Party? In twenty twenty. If it's not to go with the tools that we are familiar with what what what would work the best. I'm not asking you to name a particular candidate but I am asking is general approach matter. What's the the message that you think will work beyond you know? The current president has terrible views on nearly every topic which is going to be any Democrats message. I do not describe to the notion that we need to talk about trump that often. He's going to talk about himself enough. And typically his performance is much stronger than any characterization. We could offer to those who are willing to listen to. There is a group of people for whom he is. He cannot be defeated. And let's acknowledge that we lost because we did not turn out. People who could have elected are person and the solution is that we have to have a candidate who is clear about their values. You don't have to agree with all of them but we need to know what they are. Who is willing to invest in the actual work of winning elections? And that's the place where I think. We have the weakest performance historically but the greatest opportunity when we invest in hard to reach communities when we invest early and broadly and candy and the mechanics of winning an election. Not The ease of television and not the wizardry of digital but in the hardcore effort of turning out voters we win. And we have to broaden our field for Stacey Abrams for vice president right because whoever the presidential candidate is none of them I will say is super great at that. You are great at that. So that's an argument that this is an election that can be one in the trenches by. Turn out and here you are. You're you know you are the the social justice architect of turnout been practicing a lot. I don't want to be respectful of your time but I also don't WanNa let you go without asking you about Selena. Montgomery your alter ego and pen name How do you I mean how do you decide? You're going to change the mood. Walkaway from Social Justice and Writing Romance and I will say just from a Quick Glance Not Romance. That is without Some spice while it's a it's part and parcel of WHO I am. I love writing. I love storytelling. And you know. All of my novels fit into the romance genre but I kill a lot of people. I write about botanist and cognitive scientists and chemical physicists. So I get to explore all the other things I would have been had. I not followed. Whatever passes my mom but I also enjoy just creating universes and worlds where people can lose themselves and learn something and emerged a little happy because two people found each other and fell in love. I hope that Montgomery becomes the fictional vice president and the Stacey Abrams becomes the actual real world social architecture vice presidential candidate. I'm super grateful for for your time. And thank you so much for such a thoughtful and deep conversation. Well now I will say. This is has been delightful. You were one of the three. Who's really nice to me as a one L. and you've no reason to remember this but you were very kind to me one day at At Yale and I remember that fondly and happy to do this Super Nice of you to say I really. I appreciate tremendously.
"vice president" Discussed on The Candace Owens Show
"I think it's a great great privilege for us and that's where we focus. Oh you are a role model to myself and so many others I wanna ask you one more question particularly about America what do you see as the biggest threat facing America today well clearly the first obligation of the constitution is to provide for the common defense and we've enemies in this world you know candice we just passed through the eighteenth anniversary three of September eleventh and the radical Islamic terrorists who struck this country eighteen years ago are still a foot in the world taken the fight to the enemy armed forces fought valiantly in Afghanistan in Iraq and Syria the destruction -struction of the territory that Isis Caliphate earlier this year. It's an incredible accomplishment for our Armed Forces Commander in chief and and in our allies so we we never want to gain say the threat the terrorism faces for our country. It's no accident that our our nation nation has not been hit with a major terrorist attack for the last eighteen years it's been because of the sacrifices of our armed forces. It's been because of a strong long forcement and intelligence efforts but we have to remain ever vigilant. There are other challenges in the world as well. We see the the regime in Iran. We see other threatening regimes around the world and that's why it's been so important in this administration that that this president has made a priority to rebuild our military. They were years of budget cutbacks. I mean literally when we were sworn. In in January twenty seventeen Kansas we literally had a large portion of our air force that was grounded rounded to be used as spare parts to keep other aircraft in the air and president trump said right out of the box. That's changing and he supported the the largest increases in our national defense. Since the days of Ronald Reagan. We've rebuild our military and the world knows it and the record investments in our national defense are already making a difference and and we're not only supporting all of our troops and their families at unprecedented levels but we're also making it clear to the world that we're going to defend this country so that's that's really the first threat we always have to think about and in President Donald Trump trump the American people they have a commander in chief that has always seeing the defense of this country but there are there challenges within in America's Eric goes well. I've often said and we have to win the next generation. That's why I'm such a candidate silence fan. It's really true that when you see see the the rise of support among young people for socialism which is a philosophy that has robbed the liberties of generations rations in impoverished nations over the last century. I think it's incumbent on us to go out and tell freedom story to to make sure that the rising generation of Americans know that the idea of socialism whatever guys it comes under whether we call it Medicare for all the green new deal L. is the truth is socialism is antithetical to freedom in that that that understand America's prosperity. I A you should understand that aren't the source of our nation's greatness. I always believe comes from our our faith our freedom and our vast natural resources and and preserving that freedom with dealing with issues of meeting meeting healthcare challenges in the country whether we're dealing with issues of maintaining retaining a growing economy while we're good stewards of the environment all of those issues we can deal with with answers that are that are consistent with the core values of of the American people and put freedom and Liberty I and so making sure we're explaining to the rising generation the the very ideals that have made this country great. I think it's extremely important in the long term my second favorite President Ronald Reagan said did famous that freedom is never more than one generation from extinction so so voices like yours are more important than ever in your generation ration- people my kids age that are out there telling freedom story explaining to people. The importance of the vitality Halliday of liberty in this country is absolutely essential and I'll end on a good note though people who Karen and I know that we're pro-life we don't apologize for it and it's been a great source of satisfaction for us to see the way young people are embracing the right to life more and more standing up for the sanctity of life and so we we we really do believe that this this generation your rising generation to generation has come of age after nine eleven that responded five point five million Americans volunteer to serve in our military since nine eleven thousands paying the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom this the generation we believe in. I just think it's going to be important that we go out we tell freedom story and and we stand for for those principles of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness absolutely keep America strong absolutely look. I am optimistic every single day. I think America is a stronger a better and a safer nation and I want to tell you that when I were wind my life this will be a moment that I will never forget and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining the candidates now and show what an honor to have you vice president Mike Pence thank. You can't give you a handshake said. Look good thank you. That's a wrap. Thank you guys for watching the latest episode of the candidate Owen Show. I hope you guys enjoyed the conversation as much as I did. As many of you guys already know prager. You is a five zero one one. CD Three nonprofit organization which means we need your help to keep all of our content free to the public. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. I would really appreciate your support..
"vice president" Discussed on The Takeout
"From C._B._S.. News this is the takeout with Major Garrett. That's me welcome to the takeout outtake ESPEC- Al and we have an extra special ESPEC- Al For you this week I sat down with Vice President Mike Pence at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturdays You well remember the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo eleven moon landing. What follows is our conversation in full completely unedited? We talked about the future of U._S.. Space Exploration and the send her back chance that broke out at a recent trump re election rally in North Carolina we also discussed immigration and explored the balance between patriotism awesome and descent pence chairs the National Space Council reinvigorated during the trump administration. Our interview was conducted in the shadow of the Orion spacecraft a big part of Nasr's plan to send Americans back to the moon and and eventually the vice president said to Mars in his lifetime. I started by asking about a meeting in the Oval Office last Friday. Where president trump created confusion about the administration space exploration goals Mister Vice President? Thank you for joining us this historic day in this place of ambition achievement and innovation. It's an honor to be here with you sir. It's an astounding day but I want to talk to you about the future space and in your position as I have the Space Council yesterday the President seemed uncertain about the order of things can you clarify once and for all for the people here for the country at large the moon is first and then Mars correct. That's one hundred percent correct and that's the policy that the president's put into motion sense <hes> reestablishing the National Space Council and why the beauty yesterday what the American people saw as the President I served with every day he always wants to go farther there faster sooner and so asking tough questions <hes> with the experts in the room having Buzz Aldrin standing there having Mike Collins standing there getting their opinions that's just how president trump operates but we understand when we go to Mars and Americans we're going to Mars that we're going to have to develop new technologies new equipment and gain new experience that we can only gain on the moon and the president fully endorses that it's one of the reasons why we set the goal that we're GonNa Return American astronauts to the Moon in the next five years and then go onto Mars does that I decided to be part of it that played out in the Oval Office yesterday even though it is sort of Q._N._A.. And it's a tough question. Does it create uncertainty on Capitol Hill so members of Congress who have to give you the money to make this reality. Don't know what the policies oh no. I think people are very very clear that the only person that's more impatient about outer space program than Vice President is the president president trump wants to get back on the point of American leadership in human space exploration and and he wants to send a send America on an unalterable vol- trajectory to put astronauts on Mars and we all understand that to do that <hes> I we've gotTa have American rockets going up from American soil and literally within the next year. We'll have American astronauts going back into space. He's from right here in the U._S._A.. On American rockets then it's to the moon where we establish a presence of this time major when when we go to the moon we're not we're not going to visit. We're going to stay. We're going to develop resources. We're going to develop new methods new technology and then it's on from the mood tomorrow that's principally on the moon about the South Pole and ice yeah enormously important discovery that <hes> that many Americans <hes> not yet come the fully appreciate that that we discovered ice on the moon now and that means not only can we harvest water for sustained presence. We can also develop fuel. We can develop oxygen..
"vice president" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"I've been there because you took me there. Thank you. But what is life? How does life there compared to the White House? It's not exactly as I said tourist destination, but it is. It is an experie-. Unto itself? Well, we drive by it every day, right? To come to DC. It's in this leafy neighborhood in northwest CC'd three miles about three miles from the White House. Like you said, people don't even know it's, there is this beautiful. You know, Queen Anne style house sitting on thirteen acres feels like being on a college campus in a way that the White House obviously does not. When I talked to Barbara Bush, she said that her eight years in the observatory were really magical. It's on one observatory circle. It is actually a naval observatory, and there are towards that go on not of the house itself, but of the observatory where they actually have strana murs. They are calculating distances. It's kind of incredible to have clock in front of it with the actual time the exact time of day that I guess is the time that we shall be going by. And it just feels very private. I mean, you could go out and your. She was saying, you know, you go out and walk your dog at six in the morning, your bathrobe and no one would bother you at the White House. A Staffel. Almost one hundred people are already working. There are members of the media, their secret service's overwhelming people love the observatory. There's a beautiful pool that you know a chain grandchildren, Biden's grandchildren. The quails kids who were, you know, in their middle school, high school years in the gorge Holdren really loved living there because it was so private in it's really beautiful house like you, like you said, I mean, you, it's just a very welcoming homey feel compared to the White House. My ROY Barden likes to joke the one of the best things Dan Quayle did was put in. Yeah, and Biden goes around and like shoots of water spray gun on the, you know he had a lot of fun, but this this dates back to the seventies when it became the official residence. And prior to that vice presidents just live wherever they live. Right right now, some Rockefeller was the first vice president who could have lived in the observatory Gerald Ford's I'm p, but he had so much money. He had this huge estate. Just use the observatory for formal events. The Mondale's where the I actually live there and you know, it's really interesting because I did a book on the resident staff at the White House. I talked to navy stewards who work at the observatory and it is members of the military. It's less than a dozen, whereas the White House, it's a hundred just to give you an idea and these are, you know, they do have cooks there who are in the navy and they're, they're, they're cycled in and out every couple of years and Cheney grew so close to a couple of them that they're actually working for him. Now in his home outside of DC fish stuff. Brower your excellent guest. And you have to say that every day. It's my U2.. It's thinks it's so nice to be able to do this unique opportunity and I'm grateful David. Ask me to sit in and to say that we should do this, which is fun, and it's great to have all of you listening. Hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for tuning into the daily DC. Once again, the book is first in line presidents vice presidents and the pursuit of power, Kate. Thank you so much. Thank you..
"vice president" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Just now change stands out in my mind. As being unique because he made it clear early on that for all the jokes about Cheney really being in charge and that kind of thing. He made it clear that he had no intention or interest in running for president himself, and that's really quite unique in modern politics. I mean, you go backwards. You talk about Mike Pence's aspirations, but we know Joe Biden ran unsuccessfully Al Gore, got the nomination and lost a Ugo backwards. Even Dan Quayle, even after he and President Bush lost reelection Dan Quayle explored running himself later. You keep going back and back everybody at some point, either ran or tried and whatever, but Cheney did not. And I know you also mentioned how the bush-cheney relationship went from good to less than good over the course of those eight years. But that approach being vice-president without that aspirated did that and some ways in power him in a different kind of way you talk about. L. Mondale redefine the job Cheney in his own way. Do that, but by lacking that intention. Oh, absolutely. I think it freedom enormously to just do what he wanted to do and have the influence that he wanted. I mean, at one point, he told Dave Addington who was one of his top staffers at Abington said, you wanna see your polling numbers is in the first term during the Iraq war in said, no, I'm not really interested in the Addington. We'll maybe we should look at them and talk about how they could be better. And Cheney was like, I don't care. And even at one point, he talked to Bush about dropping him and I asked him about it. Yes, he did. And he said, if you need to let me go, it's fine. You know. And I believe I don't think that he's lying about that. I think he would have just stepped aside and you know, let whoever came and went and actually Bush recommended that his father for Bush forty one drop Quayle replace Quayle with Cheney. So. So during the reelection campaign. So the idea of just being willing to step away from that, but I was really stuck struck when I talked to Cheney about how angry he still was about scooter Libby and the pardon. And there was just so much bad blood there over those eight years, I didn't realize that he would still be holding onto that one. He did, which I have to think had something to do with his relationship with Mike Pence and his influence on this administration. Cure talk fairly frequently have been books about this, but the ex presidents and their come rotary or the president's club. You mentioned Allah and you write about in the book about how Biden and Pence talk fairly regularly. Tell us more about that. And do you have any sense that any of the others talk with any frequency as the is there that same ongoing dynamic you mentioned as well Mondale being consulted, but is that kind of a one offered? Is that continue? Well, I think for Pence, inviting, especially interesting because of bomb in Trump's don't talk at all. So the only connection to the past ministration is really between the vice presidents and Penn Biden speak at least once a month. Biden told me in Pence's office did not dispute that. They talk mostly about foreign affairs. Biden's still talks to key people like the king of Jordan still very much a player, and I'm he wants to be seen as one too because he's obviously looking into running in twenty twenty. But I think there is commodity there. I mean, you know, I can't think of a past vice president of the six interviewed who does not have some relationship except for Al Gore. With the current administration. I mean, Quayle has talked to Pence Cheney obviously, Mondale even. So I think there's an ability of the vice presidents and you bring up an interesting point to maybe move beyond partisan politics in a way that presidents, we'll talk about the house. We talked about all the players in the and the people who've had the job. But I feel like it's something that people don't know too much about and even if you're visiting Washington as a tourist, you very well could zip right by the house and not even know it. It doesn't have quite the same presence as the White House does for the president, but it is the official vice presidents residents and you've been there..
"vice president" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"David challen we are here with Kate Anderson brower yes, we are related. She is my wife and the author of first in line presidents vice presidents and the pursuit of power. It's a terrific book. And I say that not because I have to, but because it is terrific book and it's just come out in the last month and it is telling us a lot about Mike Pence, and Joe Biden and Dick Cheney Al Gore and going back through the last roughly fifty years of the vice presidency. We've been talking about who liked the job, what we learned so far about Mike Pence's role in Trump's world in the first. Year and a half of this administration, but I wanna rewind a little bit more and no, I'm not gonna go back to a Hannibal Hamlin or anybody like that. Keeps thinking. I'm gonna throw curveballs, but I wanted to talk about Walter Mondale. Fritz change the job. He was VP when both of us were born you like to talk about younger than I am, but nonetheless, we're born in the Mondale era. So I wanted you talk about why you what you learned about from talking to him and folks around and some of his successors, how it is that he changed the job in the modern era. Well, first of all, he's just a really classy guy. I mean, he is his nickname Fritz than he actually signs emails Fritz to report, which I thought was really endearing any somebody who has a lot of respect for the institution. I know that he when this is just taking it to what's happening. Now when Donald Trump met with Merck, all the German Chancellor and didn't shake her hand, he actually called the German ambassador in apologize on behalf of the American people which I thought was really telling about him. But as far as how he changed the job in the seventies and early eighty, he was very much a partner to Jimmy Carter, and that's partially president Carter allowing that they had this agreement where Mondale had learned from Hubert Humphrey. Who was his mentor in the Senate, both from Minnesota. He didn't wanna take the job. He were Humphrey, of course, was Lyndon Johnson's vice president had a very tough time Johnson. Was just abusive, damn, and Mondale was looking at his buddy and saying, I don't want to do this and you were Humphry told him over lunch one day it was the best decision he ever made. And if he could, he could get more done as vice president in a month than he could in years in the Senate. So Mondale job and he instituted weekly lunches with the president, a west wing office. He was very much involved in decision making campaigning during the Iran hostage crisis. Mondale took up some of the slack along with Rosalynn Carter the first lady, but he also had major disagreements with Jimmy Carter's, especially about the famous Malays speech where Carter was seen to talk a. Some people were saying it was blaming Americans and this sort of preaching austerity in wore this card again that he got in some trouble for end Mondale thought it was a terrible speech. So there was discord there too. But alternately it was a personal professional relationships that really worked him. Everybody's president says. Has consulted Mondale even Dick Cheney talked to Mondale's chief of staff, although he didn't listen that intently apparently, but he is kind of the gold standard for modern vice presidents a Minnesotan Hubert Humphrey Minnesotan to in the modern era from Indiana four vice-presidents from two states in the last forty years with nothing to read into that, I think you are actually has the highest number of presidents. Yes, vice-presidents, but Indiana, I think is second. Yeah, and it's interesting the midwestern, you know, I think Mondale and a lot of people said this about Mondale was just too. He's just too nice to be president like he ran and lost in eighty four. And I think there is something to mentioned Dick Cheney earlier this actually builds on what you're saying..
"vice president" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"No, I know you wanna turn to like l. bridge, Gary and Hannibal Hamlin, and some of them are green. Okay. They will skip past. Okay. Historically, going back century more IT's because you know very early on in book. There's very cutting comments about this job, a bucket of insert bodily fluid here or the equivalent of death, but but it struck me that all the modern ones that you talk to and we should note here the talk to all six former vice presidents. They all had largely positive things to say about the experience. It felt like it was a net positive experience for them. None of them had such cutting thing to say it was the worst thing that ever happened me or anything like that, and but I wanted to ask you do one or two of them stand out to you even among that group as a specially loving the job, loving the role. A good question. I was going to say, Dan Quayle said, you know, of all the vice presidents, I talked to, he was the one that was the most maligned. In the role and he's, he was even happy to have done it. And he said, you know, I didn't get the brass ring, but I came as close as I would ever get to it and it's really not a bad thing to have on your headstone. You know that you were vice president of the United States. And I think a lot of them recognized that I think Cheney in that first term really did enjoy it. I think the way it ended for Al Gore really colored his view of it. I think he would have said if the two thousand election have ended the way it did that he especially enjoyed it. You know, George H W Bush became president because of his vice presidency for eight years. Ronald Reagan, and I think that he's somebody who especially enjoyed the role was very good at it because he had this experience. He had so much experience in government by that point, and he seemed to be not upset about being deferential. You know, I had asked if he could recount his proudest moment is vice president. And he simply said, history will have to judge that. And I think that says a lot about him. And then he also recounted a story. Favorite stories vice president was after Reagan, had been shot. He went to visit him at the hospital, and Reagan was on his hands in knees cleaning up a spill of water, and he didn't want the nurse to have to do it. And I just thought, I mean, that's incredible story in it says so much about Ronald Reagan. But it also says a lot about George H W Bush that he would not take credit for anything and be okay with that. Now, of course, he went onto become president job done in a century and a half, actually giving elected straight out of being vice president since Martin van Buren when he won. He said it's been a long time, Marty, you know? So yeah, he did something incredible. I think what's really interesting is Mike Pence says, George h.w Bush is his favorite vice president. And I think part of that is because of what Bush was able to accomplish also about his perception of the relationship that Bush had with Reagan. Is it somewhat? I think so. I mean, a lot of people. Well, in the Trump administration like to look at Donald Trump as being similar to Ronald Reagan. I mean, I don't. I, you know, they like to see him as an outsider in the same way. Reagan was, although Reagan was governor of California. So it's an insert of a huge personality in the way that Ronald Reagan was. So they liked to compare him to that, so it makes sense that Pence with compare himself to his vice president Joe Biden. Now, the perception of Joe Biden was that he reveled being vice president. He always had presidential aspirations so, but is it your sense that he talks quite a bit about his relationship with President Obama, but when it comes to the actual role, is it your reporting having talked him after he left the job that he it, it ended up being what he wanted to be..
"vice president" Discussed on Civics 101
"But even the vice president's beginning with nixon till nelson rockefeller are often were kept out of the major meetings when lyndon johnson would have his meetings to decide strategy on the warned vietnam he rarely invited vice president hubert humphrey to attend those meetings uh johnson often wasn't included in the in a president kennedy's inner circle so it really is just been with the mondale vice presidency the vice presidents have routinely been included in the president's inner circle and that's a practice that has been followed for more than forty years three democratic administrations and four republican administrations and so it seems to be enduring a quite different than what we see in veep or in some of the other shows like west wing for instance the vice president was always a treated sort of very marginally given the evolution of the role of the vice president what do you think it is going to be going forward i think that the model that was created by carter and mondale and now has been followed on a bipartisan basis um i think is likely to endure the practices that they began which have been repeated his head sort of a sticky quality and the fact that other administrations have followed this idea of the vice president is part of the inner circle in the white house i think in part his been because the model works and a particularly works where the vice president is enable person who develops and sustains a strong relationship with the president and the other people around him or her so i think that as long as we continue to have abel vice presidents as long as they're attentive.
"vice president" Discussed on Civics 101
"There was so much push back against wallace that although he was present at the democratic convention he wasn't allowed to speak to the reaction would be to negative ever since then the presidential candidate his head a major role in the selection there is speculation that current vice president mike pence is quietly assembling a shadow campaign for twenty twenty has the role of vice president traditionally bang a springboard for the presidency increasingly it has been a in the early days the vice president was the runnerup in the presidential election so that whoever got the second most electoral votes became vice president that's how john adams and thomas jefferson in than aaron burr uh really became vice president the constitution was changed in eighteen four to provide for a separate vote among the electors for president and for vice president really of for many years the vice president then became sort of a political dead end when daniel webster was offered the vice presidential spot on the eighteen 48 ticket he refused saying i don't propose to be buried until i'm dead but really beginning with richard nixon's vice presidency in 19th 53 nixon became the republican nominee and 1960 and from then on the vice president has become either of certainly one of the leading presidential candidates whenever the president decides to end or whenever his term limited at that has been a running gag and the multiple emmy award winning eight via comedy vp the vice president is always asking her aides has the president called you know it's sort of she's assigned to low profile photo ops is there any truth to that that certainly how it used to be done i mean really up until nixon the vice president spent most of his time presiding over the senate nixon was the first vice president 1950 three uh to spin relatively little time presiding over the senate and spend most of his time in the executive branch.
"vice president" Discussed on Civics 101
"John adams are first vice president cast nearly thirty tiebreaking votes joe biden spent eight years as vice president in didn't get to cast a single tiebreaking vote when did they start televising or even holding vice presidential candidate debates during presidential elections the first vice presidential debate was in nineteen seventy six between uh senators walter mondale and bob dole and really since then every presidential election except for 1980 his included a vice presidential debate which generally been ninety minute debate in oftentimes of the vice presidential debates have have really been the part of the focus of the presidential campaign the biden palin debate actually had a higher viewer jr than any of the presidential debates in two thousand eight probably the most memorable moment for many of the presidential or vice presidential debates was the exchange between senator benson and senator quayle when when senator bentsen of chastised senator quayle for comparing himself to john kennedy let's share that because it's so memorable lloyd bentsen was the running mate for michael dukakis and dan quayle was vice presidential candidate for george hw bush i have as much sparing it's in the congress as jack kennedy did when he sought the presidency i will be prepared to deal with the people in the bush administration that unfortunate event with ever occur senator bentsen senator i server jack kennedy i knew jack kennedy jackie kennedy was a friend of mine senator you're no jack kennedy that moment is is one that has played every four years before the vice presidential debate of is sort of the most memorable moment i think of any of the debates.
"vice president" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Is just solace we listening to the interview i recorded with former vice president joe biden in front of an audience at why why we'll hear more after a break this is fresh air thanks for listening to fresh air here's another npr podcast to check out planet money they're always looking at the business and economics of really interesting stories like why open offices took off and why there terrible and why there aren't a lot of women in tak you can find planet money on npr one or wherever you get your podcasts dealer that of people in america call your local joe word i i really great for a whole lot of makes me feel really owe but um but will or what i've found is terry that dumb i learned how to become the most popular politicians who merck announce you're not running for president it'd be authentic because i think people are looking for today is someone they can look at and say this guy this woman is gracefully telling me the truth not being bitter not being a obnoxious but said this is where i stand this is why stand here and this is what i believe if i heard you correctly said it the way to become a popular politician is to say you're not running for president helps so did you just say you're not running for president let me be completely share with you know i have a bad habit of answering questions straightforwardly.
"vice president" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I i meet not irregularly i get calls from heads of state in other countries and i make sure to let the vice president of the united states know that i'm having the median so it's not like i am doing policy and i ask if they have a position they want me to take but there's an apoplexy out there on the part of an awful lot of people because what happens is there such an overwhelming consensus among business across the board on the paris agreement on states governors and legislators and in other countries china and what we're doing is we are we are are forfeiting our leadership in the world order and i really mean that our judgment is being put so much in jeopardy by some of the things that are decisions are be made it of nothing to do with the environment a semi my god if somebody do that what the hell are they going to do with why am i gonna follow them on a beer see that's what's happening around the world today relative to some of the decisions it may have been so so contrary to what is in the interest of the country and interest of the world we're listening to the interview recorded tuesday evening in front of an audience at why why after a break we'll hear more of the interview in which we talked about presidential tweeting biden's thoughts about a possible run for president and how reflect on his family losses i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message conferemce lack for companies all over the world from the very small to the very large slack is where work habits create a team in minutes and get everyone on board slack gives you one manageable space in which to gather all the people you need to talk to all the projects you need to keep tabs on an with more than nine hundred apps seamlessly integrated with slack all the tools you need to get things done find out more at slack dot com.