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Fresh update on "washington bureau chief" discussed on Brian Lehrer
"Is early this year. It starts on December 10th. Joe Biden's weekend ended with breaking his foot in two places playing with his dog. He'll be in one of those walking boots for about six weeks, they say. Nevertheless, he is hitting the ground running, huh? With more nominations that will talk about, including his new off female communications team. But also some controversies already brewing about some of his other nominees, and even one of the new ones. As for President, Trump Maybe you heard Senator Roy Blunt become the latest Republican blunt from Missouri to say he believes Joe Biden won the election for real. And I think there was some element of voter fraud is there is in every election, but I don't have any reason to believe that the numbers air there that would have made that difference. Senator Blunt on CNN State of the Union. Maybe you heard that the president's bid to throw out millions of Pennsylvania votes got struck down in another strongly worded opinion on Saturday. By a federal appeals court panel of three judges, all appointed by Republican presidents, with the opinion written by a judge named Stefano Speed bus, who was appointed by Trump himself. Judge B Bus wrote that Trump Suit quote never claims fraud or that any votes were cast by illegal voters. And, he wrote, tossing out millions of mail in ballots would be drastic and unprecedented, disenfranchising. That from the Trump appointed federal judge, which, of course, led the president to ask on Fox. What kind of a court system is this? Now his own judicial appointees Aaron on the fraud, apparently along with his own FBI and Justice Department. We won't even play that clip. Oh, and Georgia's Republican governor and usual Trump ally. Brian Camp. The governor's nothing. He's done. Absolutely nothing. I'm ashamed that I endorsed him. So if everyone, including your friends thinks you're lying about something it could mean you're lying about something. But according to Trump, it just means the whole world is in on the conspiracy against you, Even Georgia Governor Brian Camp. Just for the record regarding Georgia. The guy who Trump just fired who was head of the federal government's own election security team. That guy Christopher Krebs Was on 60 minutes last night and explained why the conspiracy theory about voting machines and Georgia being programmed to flip votes to Biden can't be true. The simple reason is Paper ballots. Georgia has machines, the tabulate the vote. They then held a Hand recount in the outcome was consistent. The machine vote, and that tells you what that tells you that there was no manipulation of the vote. On the machine count side. And so that pretty thoroughly in my opinion. Debunks some of these sensational claims out there. That I've called nonsense and a hoax that there is some hacking of these election vendors in their software and their systems across the country. It's just it's nonsense. Former federal election security chief Christopher Crabs. With Scott Pelley on 60 minutes. But don't exhale yet. Blue America. The president says he is appealing the Pennsylvania rolling to the U. S Supreme Court. So the court he is most, depending on to uphold his various claims will get a shot and at least one of them. With us now U S A. Today. Washington Bureau chief Susan Page. Hi, Susan. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and welcome back to W N Y c. Hey, Brian. I did And thanks it's great to be back. Trump judges. Trump election security official Republican governors, state legislatures in Republican hands and Republican secretaries of state Chris Christie Roy Blunt. All saying there is no evidence of fraud and anything near scale that would flip the results and yet poll after poll shows 70 to 80% of Republicans in the United States. Leave the election was in fact stolen. How do you explain it? Well, those are voters who have a lot of faith and President Trump who have stuck with him from the four years ago through now, through myriad of controversies, I think You know, sometimes pull questions become proxies for just two. You for Who? Your guest. I mean, we find this now when we ask people about the economy That if you your party pulled the White House, you're much more likely to rate the economy highly than if your party doesn't And it's not doesn't really relate to what you in fact that your core think about the economy and so there's some thought that this is a question that taps into Trump's support and not necessarily views of the actual outcome of the election. Now, maybe that's maybe that's a naive you, but that is That is possible what we're measuring here that that said the fact that so many voters continue to say that Joe Biden was not legitimately elected is a huge hurdle for him. As he prepares to take over the White House. The Trump attack on governor prying camp. There's a new wrinkle played that clip. Trump wants camp in Georgia to call a special session of the Legislature to order a recount not of the votes but of the signatures on the absentee ballot envelopes, reinspection. Of every one of those to see if they match your based in Washington. But do you happen to know why camp isn't going along with trump on that? Well, I think that the governor Kim thinks that the election was probably done in the outcome is clear. And while we haven't seen a lot of profiles in courage in Washington among Republicans to stand up Against the baseless allegations the president's been making. It's been remarkable. The Republican governors and particularly the Republicans, secretaries of states, secretaries of state and various states across the country, who have kind of stood up stood up for the process. And, you know, we find so many things to be unhappy about. Here's an election that went through the pretty smoothly despite every possible obstacle between the pandemic. Foreign interference, threats of violence. The statements of the president United States, It's an election that seems to be taking a little while. Finish up, but looks like it will be all set for quite an ordinary electoral college election on December 14th. We see states continuing to certify their vote. On schedule. Arizona today Wisconsin either today or tomorrow, other key states have moved ahead. PENNSYLVANIA, Michigan, Georgia, So maybe something to feel Optimistic about and yet camp to not completely break with the president says an audit of the election results, which might include that signature verification or re verification. Takes place after certification. And the state legislators. Not so much. The governors or the secretaries of state. Um are the ones who could if they decide to Step in and try. They may be stopped in court. But try to flip the results from the electors from where you said in Washington. How confident are you that that's not gonna happen? At the level of state legislators and Trump would need three state legislatures to do that, And he's looking at Georgia and Michigan and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in Arizona. As the potential, you know, some combination of three So you never want to be too confident about predicting the future and track record on that possibly flawed, But I would say it's extremely difficult to see how President Trump manages to pull that off. And the Supreme Court. The two lower courts in Pennsylvania rejected the president's lawsuit to throw out millions of votes and very strong language. But Skoda still has to decide whether or not to take this case for a close look of its own. We're not any indication at least, wouldn't they'll decide whether to hear it? Well, should. I don't have any inside information on when the court will decide. I will say the court tends to try to move promptly in cases like this, because obviously there's a time imperative. Um, So let's let's hope they do because it would be good to have this. It would be good to have this issue settled. Susan Page. Washington Bureau chief for USA Today, our first guest today, John Podesta, coming up next In a few minutes. Just a few minutes, Azaz. We talked to a major Democratic Insider about this transition on put questions that are already arising about the transition to him..
Fresh update on "washington bureau chief" discussed on C-SPAN Programming
"Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today and one Williams, Fox news political analyst. So it is feeling Ramallah does elected president went there. Why are you not going to leave this building? Just say certainly will. Certainly I will And you know that. But I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now in the 20th of January. A lot of things massive fraud has been found. President Trump making clear after talking to troops overseas on Thanksgiving that while he's in no mood to concede he'll leave the White House of the electoral College election, O Biden, we're back with our panel. Now one. These legal challenges are continuing one by one. We have not seen judges. You know, sign off or buy into the arguments made by the Trump legal team, but they are continuing. Meantime, you have this upcoming runoff in Georgia to Senate seats that really hangs in the balance the control of the U. S. Senate, and there is a concern among some that because of the efforts to call the election fraud or completely stolen, that's going to hurt Republicans. Getting to the polls down here here is Rana McDaniel, the RNC chair, taking questions from people in which they're saying, why should we vote? It's already done. Take a listen. It's not decided. This is the key. It's not decided. First of all, David Perdue still has 100,000 votes lead over John Assef right now with the shirt with with the certification, So if you lose your faith, and you don't vote, people walk away, that's that will decided so one. What about this? I mean, this is a big issue for Republicans down there, right? It starts that here in Washington bread. I mean, clearly. The message that President Trump has been putting out that you shouldn't have faith in the in the voting system that it's corrupt somehow or that there was massive fraud. I was disappointed when I hear him say is, as we saw in that clip just this week that he has evidence of massive fraud. We had not seen any evidence of massive fraud or fraud, even at a level that would change significant numbers of votes and impact the outcome of the election. But he continues to perpetrate this notion, and I think it's pretty Klay takes hold with his base one and the Republican Party and as you can see, from what Ronna McDaniel is having to deal with their it could impact what happens in Georgia. Now the president has indicated this week that he might go down to Georgia to campaign. But again, How does he speak to this idea that he has driven so deeply into the Republican mind that there's something wrong with the voting system with the very practice of democracy in our country and in Georgia? I think it's a Big problem for the Republicans. Now, Jason on that legal front. The hope according to the Trump legal team, is that this goes all the way to the Supreme Court. They also hope the state legislatures step in and say they don't think that this election was fair. Therefore, the electors can't be seated. There's a bill in Pennsylvania moving forward earlier this week to do just that. It seems like a long shot in the in the biggest of terms. But where do you think this stands? Well, I think it's a very big long shot, right? Well, I think we have to keep in mind and in some of these states for Trump has asked for a recount. It's turned out that he lost by even more than we eventually thought. On other states..
Takeaways from the NYT report on Trump's tax returns
"Never give a tax return when being audited. They're extremely complex people wouldn't understand him now the house goes and such defending they WANNA know every deal. I've ever done since declaring his candidacy for President Donald? Trump. Has refused to share his tax returns and gone to court to stop them being released. On Sunday The New York Times published an investigation into more than twenty years worth of Mr Trump's taxes, but not the documents behind them to protect its sources. The New York Times an explosive report despite receiving over four hundred, million dollars through two thousand eighteen report showed he paid paltry amounts of federal tax in recent years. The report claims that Mr Trump paid remarkably little tax since the turn of the Millennium. It suggests that many of the president's businesses are chronically loss-making. and it puts numbers to just how deeply personally indebted the president is. The revelations prompted a familiar retorted. News it's totally fake news made up fake. We went through the same store as you could ask me the same questions for years ago had a litigated this and talk about it. They are the same questions questions that arose in the presidential debates between Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton almost exactly for years ago maybe he doesn't want the American people. All of you watching tonight to know that he's paid nothing in federal taxes because trump's rebuttal at the time that makes me smart smart. Tonight another set of presidential debates this time between Mr Trump and Joe Biden. It seems certain that once again, Mr Trump's accounting practices will figure into the discussion. The big headline takeaways on that he paid. No federal income tax whatsoever intended the fifteen years through two, thousand seventeen and in twenty sixteen seventeen the year that he ran for the presidency his first year old in the presidency he paid any seven hundred fifty dollars in federal Income Tax James. Ashville economists, Washington bureau chief. His company's myriad companies were making truly enormous losses over these years. Presidents companies have been losing hundreds of millions of dollars. He's heavily indebted at the same time, and the the record also show us that hundreds of millions of debt. In fact, around four hundred millions of data he's personally on the hook for his liable to fall due mostly within the next couple of years. So it creates a picture of a heavily heavily indebted loss-making businessman on a truly Gargantuan scale who's been paying little or no federal income tax and has serious debt worries ahead of him as he faces a cash crunch meanwhile. But how can it be? He's paid. So little tax over all of that time. I guess two main ways one is that he appears to be setting a large amount of personal family expenditure against his business revenues. For example, he is setting his family home expenses, his plane expenses, even his apparently also colossal head writing expenses against VAT revenue but by far, the biggest means that he's avoiding paying large amounts of tax walls taking in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue is by setting those revenues against the enormous losses that he's making overall to give you just some taste of the scale of that loss making it. Seems that the president has lost more than three, hundred, million dollars since the turn of the century on his golf courses alone he's lost more than fifty five, million dollars on his Washington DC hotel, which has become a sort of symbol for trump world of the president's firm hold on the capital, and yet it seems it's losing money hand over fist, and all of that is above board. He may already been some difficulty over the scale of losses that he's claiming to set against his revenues. The long trailed audit that his tax affairs. From the IRS we learn relate to attacks refunded that he received decade or so ago of seventy-three million dollars related, it appears to loss-making casinos in Atlantic city a business that he walked away from though we don't know it appears that there is an least an allegation or suspicion that he may have profited from those casinos even as he walked away from. Them if that is the case, he's not liable that tax refund that tax refund plus subsequent interest would now mean a hundred million dollar bill for the president. From the IRS, are you yourself surprised I mean that the president has been fighting so hard to keep this under wraps I just wonder how much you're surprised by what you see in these files. I don't think we're surprised by any of this. We already knew something of the scale of the president's loss-making. He declared a loss of nearly a billion dollars back in the ninety s sufficient to avoid paying any federal income tax for around a couple of decades that was in the sense is remarkable as anything that we've learned from this latest enormous cache of additional detail. But there are a couple of really significant scoops and then the fact that he could be on the. Hook for so much money from the IRS. If the audit goes against him in the fact that he's personally liable for so many hundreds of millions of dollars of loan that will fall due in the next few years. That also is a very significant detail in for those that worry that the president may be compromised that his indebtedness could lead him to make judgements that the American people might have calls to question for those worries. This is I think sort of additionally inflaming. But I mean the picture that emerges here regardless of the creativity of the accounting is somebody who is not running businesses very well. So. Donald Trump entered politics back in twenty fifteen claiming to things that he would bring his business genius to the Serbs the American people make government work better, and that he would sort of right the wrongs that lofty elite were habitually visiting upon the hardworking vulnerable American people and I think the of broad takeaway from this trove of tax information is either Donald Trump is an absolutely appalling businessman in which case is I claim is hard to support or he's bilking the treasury of millions of dollars of avoided tax that he should be paying in which case his second contention is also rather heart support. And do you think either I if either can be parched or or stood up, we'll have any influence on the election on the debates this week. Let's let's break that down Jason I. Think this is not going to be a sort of major vote moving scandal. We've had equivalent scandals that have that have not moved the president's support up or down much a tool and I. think there's no reason to expect this to do so and yet it's significant significant. Because the president opinion polls consistently tell us is substantially behind Joe Biden in this race with only little more than a month to go before the election. What this does is put yet another hurdle in front of his trying to re come on the news cycle get on the front foot, take the attack to Mr Biden nine. We may see some of that in the first presidential debate tonight where Joe Biden has really been handed the script by the New York Times as it of opening attack on a president who loses so much money in his business of as pays such little taxes and result.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"By AP's Washington bureau chief Julie pace ground game discusses election strategy with newsmakers all through primary season download it wherever you get your podcasts seven twenty three time for traffic and weather together super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes now Mike is a little bit foggy out there but I don't see any major problems yeah I got my fingers crossed Nicole here despite the foggy conditions things are quiet on the highways take for instance the expressway it's wide open leaving the tunnel all the way to the Braintree split ten or eleven minutes top to bottom plus the HOV lane is back in use that certainly helps the northbound side fine no worries coming in all route three south bound wide open along the south shore you'll make good time from Weymouth down to Kingston had reached twenty four ninety five south are both good really all the way to do it to the not New Hampshire the Rhode Island line up to the north one twenty eight's good about thirty minutes from the pike up to route one in Peabody had a steady ride continues Ruwan into Danvers in Topsfield routes three and ninety three north are good up to the New Hampshire line the mass turnpike westbound he's clear I'll pass for ninety five into Milbury into Auburn and it's pretty quiet downtown as well if you're coming in you can use the lower deck of ninety three the Tobin bridge invalid even stroke Dr looking good coming in fast the Longfellow bridge miking for WBZ's traffic on the threes right right now to the four day WBZ accu weather forecast it'll be a fair amount of clouds into tonight's we'll see a low around sixty four on average tomorrow will be a more humid day with the gusty breeze.
Biden responds to sexual assault allegations
"Joe Biden after many weeks of silence on the issue finally addressed the allegations of sexual assault leveled against him by his former staffer Tara Reid I'm not suggesting she had no right to come forward and I never and I'm not saying any woman stay should come forward they should be heard and then it should be investigated these claims are not true there's no corporate I mean that is not true Mr vice president you can switch the political columnist in the Washington bureau chief for the Chicago sun times Lynn like we mentioned this was all a long time coming the the director interview about this and making comments on it do you think you satisfied people what I want is by the trump campaign but the biting campaign made what for them was not an easy decision to confront the growing drumbeat even from liberal and democratic corners and precincts to address this and that's why he did he he is so if they have the answers by for Kate will this make a difference to trump campaign no will it make a difference and maybe let Arbeiten minimized the damage from this political damage probably a bit for now because our people hit me and most important I think it gives covered too people who want to be his supporters who may have thought it's a little problem for me because he hasn't spoken out so now I could be more public in my support of the president that might be a
Exclusive Interview With Susan Page On Coronavirus Response
"Susan page Washington bureau chief for USA today hi Susan welcome back to WNYC Hey Brian it's good to be with you so let me just dive right into the central life and death question right now which is how much can private industry on its own ramp up production of masks dental laters and other life saving medical equipment president trump keeps resisting calls from New York and even elsewhere I'm seeing other governors Democrat and Republican who have the most dire shortage shortages who want him to intervene with industry to order more production under the defense production act the president last night said he's trying to avoid the heavy hand of government what's his policy at this point and have you seen good answers from economists around or anything else anyone else as to whether the profit motive is enough to get companies to do what's needed well there are there a couple things that invoking the defense production act would do it would allow the government to coordinate this for one thing one thing we're hearing from some businesses is that they are a little antsy about what exactly they could do to be most helpful even if they want to be helpful R. so under this under this law the federal government could say make this not that the other thing that the law would allow the federal government to do is to decide where Skepta scarce resources grow so you could direct it to places like New York and California and Washington state that have been the hardest hit as opposed to this competition that we heard governors talking about yesterday on the Sunday shows where they're bidding against one another resources and then the resources may not necessarily go to the place that needs the most so these are the reasons I think some officials have encouraged the president to invoke this law and R. I think surprised that he has been really didn't catch on Friday the president told us that he had done it but it turned out that what he was referring to was simply a bureaucratic step of invoking the law not actually using the powers that the law would give him do you have a sense what his actual resistance is is it just the usual Republican reluctance to use government to tell business what to do is it the fact that when you come right down to it the states that are the hardest hit have so far been blue states New York California and Washington although I understand Louisiana is getting into that territory to what is it why doesn't he just do it so there's it's hard to you know I wouldn't pretend to know be inside the president's mind on what is exact motivations he does talk about the heavy hand of government he has railed against socialism he's accused Democrats of being socialist has been one of the themes that we've heard from him in that presidential campaign already some people also speculate that he is concerned that if he does this step which is a dramatic step he then owns the crisis in a bigger way and will be held more responsible than he would be otherwise when there are shortages of these desperately needed supplies the president's head of FEMA the Federal Emergency Management Agency had a hard time and one of the news conferences over the weekend saying where's the maths from the national stockpile that does exist are growing and even the president who is famously vague on things like this self got into the act of questioning and here's that excerpt but we've asks start coming in that they're they're they're out there now so again we want to match we want to get out of the middle I think like so we're trying to match supplies with the man so that's what we're doing right now it's happening today it's they can they can expect that that is the matching supply demand it is there's a range of request across the country and we try to match those again supply demand every day so I think that was Saturday do we know anymore today about the matching of supply and demand of the actual distribution after the match on paper well we know that the FEMA director on yesterday on CNN I couldn't even give a rough estimate of how many Maska been sent and I think this is one of the things that alarms Americans when they see this it doesn't seem like a system that is being run very well and we don't have we don't have details on what they've done and how they've done it where or how many massive inset infant places like New York in California Washington Louisiana can expect to have enough mass not to have these extraordinary situations where healthcare professionals are talking about making their own masks or trying to sterilize use mass to use again it's so odd extraordinary to think of a country like the United States a wealthy country ought to be in this situation the truck nobody ever thought we would be in this situation except when the president says that then there's a comeback to that which is that there are people who thought we could be in this situation there was a pandemic preparedness report they've been Manny and there were warnings that the U. S. was not ready for something like this that experts knew could potentially occur yes that's true and there were both you know agencies looking over the long haul warning about this including an office in the national security council that president Obama created and president trump dismantled and there also early warning signs from China in January and February that should have served as an early warning system odd that those warnings were generally not heeded by the federal government and that left us with weeks of time squandered there could have been used to address some of these concerns in our previous segment with the borough presidents here in New York we had a question about a rent freeze and congresswoman Alexander Kasser Cortez has been talking about this and we have a quick follow up question from a listener on Twitter who writes are there any national efforts to put a temporary freeze on commercial and residential rent and mortgage payments property taxes water and sewer did the president announced anything like this no and I I heard the congresswoman talk about that yesterday as well but ice I've heard of no serious proposals in Washington to do something that now that the bill that the relief bill that is now being cobbled
What's next for Joe Biden after Super Tuesday?
"Can be twenty twenty on WTOP what a super Tuesday night it was this week for Joe Biden who captures super Tuesday victories across the south with strong support from African Americans in Alabama North Carolina and Virginia he also won Elizabeth Warren's home state of Massachusetts and scored a few upsets along the way beating Bernie Sanders and delegate rich Texas this morning USA today's Washington bureau chief Susan page on Joe Biden super Tuesday winds on how congressman James Clyburn is endorsement recently gave Joe a big big boost remarkable how powerful that endorsement proved to be for Joe Biden any job Jim Clyburn once in a blighted ministration I think you could probably get but there was another force at work here and that was the collective decision by the democratic establishment
What Sanders' New Hampshire win means for Pete Buttigieg and the other candidates
"Twenty twenty on WTOP Bernie Sanders coming out on top in Hampshire's democratic primary this week but it was still a good night for some of the other competitors as well this morning the school a little deeper now about what this all means for people to judge of the other candidates with USA TODAY's Washington bureau chief Susan page to get her today he was second to Bernie Sanders and second by only two percentage points remember four years ago Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by twenty two points so this was a close race and Amy Cole which are the other surprise coming in third and the result I think of her good performance in last Friday's debate even with a club which are as great performance in New Hampshire is there a real path forward for her there is although it's a challenge she doesn't have she doesn't have the kind of money that say Bernie Sanders is sad she doesn't have a a extensive organization in the states to come next on March third we have the big super Tuesday contests contest in fourteen states on the other hand she got to third place here with all those factors in play defeating Elizabeth Warren who had more money and defeating Joe Biden who came in fast you know he used to be the front runner now finishing in fifth really the future of his campaign is in doubt yeah and when Mike Bloomberg joins that campaigns here when it when he's on the ballot said this is gonna be a really tough road for Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren yeah Mike Bloomberg comes in on March third on super Tuesday and he has something more is something more than any other candidate and that is big boxes already invested more in ads in the whole rest of the field combined so he has very deep pockets that's important but it's not the only thing that's important as we see in these results every time we have an election night is Elizabeth Warren done now Elizabeth Warren says he's not done but I think others think this is probably close to the end of the road for Elizabeth Warren you know New Hampshire is next door to her home state of Massachusetts she did a lot of organizing there's been a lot of time there and she did and I was not a good finish in either the first two states if you can't do better than this in New Hampshire where is she going to do well is there anything in particular that you are looking for Susan in the upcoming primaries you know is this race getting clarified or is it getting muddled you know you'd have to say I think that Sanders is the front runner but not a decisive one that put a judge has come from from no where to be second that Amy closure as a wild card that Michael Bloomberg will come in soon with a lot of money you tell me how that's gonna end up
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on KGO 810
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"washington bureau chief" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
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"washington bureau chief" Discussed on KGO 810
"Their trial appeal Seth a man with a history of run ins with police and neighbors is said to have shot and killed two officers as they responded to a call at a home near Waikiki beach Honolulu police chief Susan Ballard offer condolences to the families of the fallen officers on behalf of the men and women of the Honolulu police department our deepest condolences go out to the families of officers Tiffany in re gaze and Kelly keep calm authorities said the suspect was facing eviction when he stabbed his landlord and fatally wounded the officers before he and two women were believe caught in a fire that broke out at the home and spread a manhunt was underway Sunday night in Texas after two people were killed and five others were injured following a shoot out during a concert at a San Antonio club Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is called for a fair trial with witnesses and documents as opening statements are set for Tuesday in president trump's impeachment trial we will force votes on witnesses and documents and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution to side with our democracy to side with the rule of law resident trump lashed out over his impeachment and also announced a major roll back to an obamacare a water rule on Sunday in Austin Texas I'm directing the corps of engineers to immediately withdraw the proposed rule just submitted recently meaning last administration and allow states to manage their water resources based on their own needs and based on what their farmers and ranchers walked south Korean thriller parasite was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday that was the first film in a foreign language to win the top prize of best ensemble in the twenty six year history of the SAG awards barber who sat this is Julie pace Washington bureau chief men do.
New poll shows 47% of Americans support impeachment probe, while 38% disapprove
"The Associated Press NRC poll on attitudes towards the house impeachment investigation finds forty seven percent supported thirty eight percent disapprove but fifty three percent see it as politically motivated a B. Washington bureau chief Julie pace says while the party members are broadly split along partisan lines their opinions could change here is a small group of Democrats who say maybe this is just more of a political exercise than something that is that is focused on on true high crimes and misdemeanors and you do have a percentage of Republicans who believe that what the president did in his phone call with the Ukrainian president and broadly in Ukraine policy of may have been on ethical this is a P.
White House says it won't cooperate with impeachment inquiry
"The tails white houses sent a letter to house speaker Nancy Pelosi and three house chairman saying the administration will not participate in the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the letter that's a Bologna counsel to the president says the impeachment inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation along with below sea recipients were oversight and reform committee chairman ally should Cummings foreign affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel and intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff the letter says house Democrats are pursuing purely partisan goals and violating the constitution Mike Rossio Washington earlier house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff blast of the administration after the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon psalm one was kept from a private deposition before the committees heading the Enquirer the interamerican people have the right to know if the president is acting in their interests AP Washington bureau chief Julie pace reports a trump administration strategy is clear just say no to everything that the hill is asking for this is a president who sees this as a completely politically motivated investigation he has little desire to
Why The Times Published a Photo of Drowned Migrants
"The migrant crisis on the US Mexico border continues to confront political leaders, from the White House to congress to the debate stage. The latest development reports of horrific conditions for children at detention centers in that photo of migrant father Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his young daughter Valeria, who drowned in the Rio Grande that photo helped spark action under this week on Capitol Hill. House speaker Nancy Pelosi fought with Republicans and members of our own caucus to add language to an emergency aid Bill, that would further hold the Trump administration accountable, but on Thursday, the speaker said, House Democrats would reluctantly pass the Senate Bill, which included one billion from border facilities, and close to three billion for migrant children. It passed three hundred five votes to one hundred and two votes. Joining me tonight, Dan ball. Chief correspondent for the Washington Post Susan page Washington bureau chief for USA today, coral Hulse chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, and author of confirmation bias and Kimberly. Atkins, senior Washington news correspondent for WB. You are Boston's NPR news station. Susan, you're writing a biography of speaker Pelosi, she moved forward on a Bill. She didn't wanna pass why. Because it was better than nothing that getting the four point five billion that would that would go along way to helping this terrible situation with migrant children, who have been separated from their parents was worth the cost of taking a Bill, that had been negotiated on the Senate side and was opposed by some members of congress. This was this was a vote that she she worked. She has a divided caucus on this issue. But I think that portray this as a big loss for her is. Incorrect. She held control over caucus. She got it through because she thought it was better than the alternative of letting go down. What's the price she pays Carl with liberals who are frustrated that they took up a Bill passed by Senate? There's a little cost to this. But a few things went on there. I totally agree one hundred percent with you. This is what happens in divided government at some point, you have to make a deal. This was a Bill negotiated in the Senate between Democrats and Republicans. This was the and what it allowed them to do. I was actually surprised they could get to a Finnish here. What are the loud them to do was to be able to go home and say, listen, we've really addressed this crisis? And I always say to it's not a bad thing for Nancy Pelosi sometimes to get attacked from the left. You know. It shows cheese being a pragmatic moderate manager, the house was it perfect. No. But it was an accomplishment, and they were able to get it together. Those votes were pretty strong and she complied with the Hastert rule, which we all know she had more than half of her caucus. Voting for this Bill. Does the Trump administration continue its hardline policies, we've seen a shakeup at the department of homeland security border patrol short and they do they see this as a winning issue? They say that border security and being tough on immigration is what's going to get President Trump reelected. It's what's gonna keep Republicans in control of the Senate, and they're not going to give that up or anything. They're going to push even harder. We've already seen them labeling Democrats as wanting open borders, really attacking them for, for policies like wanting to give illegal immigrants healthcare. They see this as their biggest issue that helps fuel them forward in twenty
Tariffs Are Costing Jobs: A Look At How Many
"Franson. New jobs numbers are due out in a half an hour after a disappointing report earlier this week from private payroll company, ADP showing twenty seven thousand jobs were created last month. Here's ABC's. Daria Albinger, is it getting harder to find a job? Thank rates. Washington bureau chief Mark Hamrick says with ongoing worries about trade. More employers may be hesitant to add to their teams. But he doesn't think it's going to last more of a white knuckle report this time, because of fears that uncertainty much of which is associated with trade, maybe compelling employers to hold off. He says, well, we are hearing more job cut announcements, the number of unemployment claims nationwide. Still suggests hiring
The fraying transatlantic alliance
"Hello and welcome to this edition of weld weekly from the financial times. I am answer venture Johnny the world news editor and this week, we're looking at transatlantic relations as the Trump administration appears to turn its back on its traditional European allies in a sign of Washington's shifting allegiances, the US president on Monday, welcomed Hungary's, illiberal leader, Victoria, Alban to the White House days, after his secretary of state abruptly cancelled a meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel joining me on the line from Washington DC is Dmitri, Sevastopol, oh, the F, Washington bureau chief and from Belene guy. Chaz on our between VERA chief my first question goes to you Dimitri. Donald Trump was fool of praises for Victoria ban on Monday. He congratulated him for his quote block up against refugees from Syria, and he's work to protect the Christian communities. Can you give us a bit of details and explain why this visit is so important and telling we'll, I think one of the things that we've learned about Donald Trump over the last two years. This is one of the things that many Europeans have concerns about is, he seems to want to solve up to leaders who are far -tarian strongmen, you know, very hard line. You know, there's a long list, whether it's early on in Turkey or on in Hungary Kim Jong on North Korea, who Donald Trump said he fell in love with or Vladimir Putin in Russia Trump when he meets these leaders at least publicly doesn't criticize them for some of the things that they're doing their own countries to threaten democracy on the other hand, he seems willing to criticize Anglo Myrtle, or Theresa May or president McConnell, France. So there's a kind of cost me come seems to like something to these strong, tough solitary leaders. And yet, he at the same time he seems to be dismissing some of the concern. Means pushing away, European allies of America who have helped maintain the kind of peace across the trans Atlantic now for seventy years. As you said, the relationship has fuss deteriorated since Donald Trump kimchi office. The US needs key. European is have diverge on a number of issues. Can you list them for us? I mean, it's really wide from climate change trade, Iran. Well, I mean, from the very beginning, it's a long list, one of the things that President Trump today early in his presence. He was he withdrew the US from the Paris climate accords which sent ripples across Europe and the rest of the world later on in his tenure, he withdrew America from the around nuclear deal that America and some of its European allies had signed with Tehran in twenty fifteen on that has led to convert more bellicose stomps on Iran. He also has been incredibly critical of NATO now in criticizing NATO. He's not the first president, President Obama and President Bush frequently said that NATO allies needed to pay more for their defense. I remember travelling to your puts on rump sell the Robert Gates and they were constantly sending this message of Europeans. But Donald Trump has done it in a much more aggressive way. And I think one of the most heading examples was last summer in Brussels out of NATO summit, he was very critical. Angela Merkel both in public meetings and in private meetings and he's shocked many of the leaders who were in the -tendance. So I mean, there are other issues there as well to do with hallway and five G telecom networks and other things. But I think there's some of the main ones that have really created a false lines in the transit onto relationship guy intending to, you know, defense. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo cancelled a meeting with medical less tweak invoking rising tensions in the Middle East. What was the reaction in betting? I think those zoo Hora that it was seen very much as a snub, it was supposed to be his first trip to Berlin, since he became secretary of state, and it was very hotly awaited. And he just didn't turn up. And I think there was shock that he then went on to Britain. And even so they all Tricia Canterbury. So, you know, even just in Welby was more important to him as a priority. Angela Merkel those real dismay, lots of Coventry in the German press, basically saying that the US German relationship is now, basically in TATA's on, what are we going to do about this, this feeling of crisis really in a relationship, which has been one of the main pillars of Germany's post-war identity really for seventy years now. Why do you think that Mr. Trump targeted Gemini, in particular among its European on is what's your assessment of that? Well, they're personal reasons as well as political reasons. The chemistry between Angela Merkel and Donald Trump has never really worked. You know, she really comes across as associate professor, and he's like the naughty boy who didn't do his homework, he doesn't like being lectured, and Michael does have a tendency to lecture, one of the first thing she did when he was elected president. She sent him a message saying will look forward to working with you, but very much on the basis of our shed values of respect for human rights, and democracy, and so on that was perceived. As a real slight to Donald Trump. Basically a smackdown saying you're going to have to behave need didn't take Hymie to that. But there are other aspects. It's not just the chemistry America is very antagonist very exercise by Germany's failure to meet its commitment, which gave in two thousand fourteen to spend two percent of its GDP on defense. It's nowhere near that target and in fact recently published its budget estimates for the coming years, and it looks like it's actually going to go down as a percentage of GDP is spending on the military. So that was seen as a real red rag to Donald Trump's bull. And he's also, I mean, there's a very famous interview he did with playboy magazine from the ninety s where he complained about how many German cars that were on Fifth Avenue in New York, and he's had Macedo and BMW in his science for many, many years. So it didn't surprise the Germans a tool that he started talking about imposing. Import tariffs on European cars, and he's been complaining for longtime about the size of the German, current account surplus, which, of course, a lot of Germany's allies in Europe of also join attention to over the years. What do you think all the far reaching consequences for Germany? What are the Germans, what kind of lesson? They're drink from this facility longer term. Do you think there's a realization that Germany, and Europe must be more independent from a defense point of view, or, you know, foreign policy point of view? What is your sense? Absolutely. I was at a conference, whether we're talking about this and one speaker said Germany's success is built on three elements integration with the EU the transatlantic security guarantee on Germany's access to open Mockus worldwide and Trump threatens all of those three things. So there's a sense, here that there's, it's kind of existential threat posed by Trump's America first ideology tool. All those things that have made Germany, such a huge success over the last few decades. So that definitely is a feeling that they have to respond in some way. I mean it's very tentative at the moment, though, I mean, for example, that talking about developing much more of a kind of foreign policy. Competence in the EU and more of a sort of independent defense posture, and, you know, maybe getting rid of unanimity, and you decisions on foreign policy, so that they can have more qualified majority voting not come thing, but it's all relative tentative. And even when they do talk about building up their defense capabilities that gets them in hot water with the Americans. We wrote the story saying, how America was criticizing the latest initiatives for military cooperation between EU countries, the Pescara the permanent structured cooperation initiative, and EDF the European defence fund because they feel that it's not really compatible with NATO that it produces. Much duplication and diversion of scarce defense resources and it sets up a necessary competition between NATO in the EU. And so the sense of frustration in Europe over this is light. You tell us we need to do more far defense, and then we try and do it you complain. So the relationship has Radi scrunchy at the moment as we can see on the number of different fronts. Exactly. So they have this quantity move from the US. Do you want to jump in Dmitri? It's true that every time Europe speaks about more independence on the security from the US gets angry and gets a letter warning. But on the other hand, you know, you get a sense that the US is kind of retreating from Europe. What's your interpretation? Well stuffing element of Donald Trump getting a little bit of taste of his own medicine, sometimes when the European say that they want to their own defense capabilities. But I think it's also important to stress that this issue between the US and Europe on defense spending it really isn't just Donald Trump issue. And he is the one who is addressing it in a much more assertive, much more aggressive on some people would say overly aggressive way. But it's something that has stretched back now for more than a decade in the US the US than constantly saying to the European countries, particularly Germany because it is the biggest economy in Europe that they need to spend more. So I think it's an issue that's not going to go away, even if Donald Trump loses the election in twenty twenty I think a democratic president will be much friendlier to traditional US allies and I was just in New Hampshire on the campaign trail with Cory Booker and Beethoven, Joe Biden on all of them were talking about the need to rebuild on to strengthen American alliances with Europe. But notwithstanding that I still think. Whoever's president after twenty twenty is still going to put pressure on Europe to spend more money on defense, and if Germany and some of the other countries who haven't miss this two percent target haven't reached it, then I think you're still going to have tensions on that issue just to go back to one thing that guy said, I really do think the car issue is critical. I mean Donald Trump has how the being his bonnet about cars for a long time at the end of this week. He's going to potentially decide whether to put tariffs on imports of European cars. So this really is something that's a trade relationship is something that really gets him. And also when he was in Europe last year. Another thing that he criticized glimmer pool for is the Nord Stream two pipeline that will bring Russian gas into Europe and Donald Trump and some of his team are saying you want us to spend money to defend you against Russia, and yet, you're buying Russian gas on the other hand, the European say, hold on a second. You're the president who has criticized by the Putin, for orchestrating a campaign to interfere in the American elections. So there's a lot of things crossing the Atlantic and. It's very hard to see how any of this gets any better while Donald Trump is in office tensions, are escalating in the Middle East over Iran, with rising threat of war, and some echoes of cheese than three when the US in some European countries disagreed, on whether to war with Iraq. Dictates us Adam Hussain to meet you what all the broader security ramifications of this poor transatlantic relations. Are we entering a new testing phase? Well, the big question that's emerged in the last few days in Washington is are we returning to the early years of the Bush administration where it appears that there was a constant drum beat among Iran hawks for the US to take military action against Iran. Now, we know that on both in the national security advisor has asked the Pentagon to dust off its war plan for Iran. Not the caveat there is at the Pentagon has funds for everything, and there periodically dusting them off. But when a story comes out that they're dusting them off, Iran at a time when Mike Pompeo secretary of state. John Bolton and others are being very aggressive in the rhetoric towards around it raises questions as to whether the US is contemplating taking most reaction, and I think, not something that would be a huge divide across the transatlantic. I mean as much tension as two walls, when George W Bush invaded Iraq. You remember relations then between George W Bush Gertrude or Germany were extra very odd because since the war in Germany. But I think we would see something that will be exponentially worse. If the US did take any kind of military action in Iran. So people are watching very closely right now to see whether this is just on both in on the hawks making bellicose noises. Just too scary round or whether there's actually something fundamentally happening behind the scenes. My thanks to Dmitri and guy that was really fascinating. And that's it for this week till next week goodbye.
U.S. Officials Plan To End Sanction Waivers On Iranian Oil
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from CFA society, Washington DC, you've worked hard to grow your wealth. Make sure you're working with a wealth manager who has grown with you work with a CF HR holder. Learn more at the right question dot org. The US State Department is expected to tighten the screws on Iran's oil industry today and in doing so the US government is also going to be putting pressure on some of its own allies like Turkey and Japan, those countries and a few others have been given waivers from sanctions to continue buying Iranian. Oil. Those waivers are expected to end joining us to talk about it is Dimitri Sevastopol. Oh, he is the Washington bureau chief for the financial times he's been reporting on this. Good morning wanting to have it. So these are waivers to sanctions that are expected to be taken away. Can you just step back and remind is what these sanctions were in the first place. Sure. Well, the US sanctions on Iran for a long time. But when the Obama administration signed a deal with Iran in two thousand fifteen the landmark Yvonne new. Nuclear deal with the other permanent. Members of the national said the United Nations Security council, they essentially arranged for waivers. So that sanctions that were in place before would not be enforced. Not when Donald Trump pulled out of Iran nuclear deal in may of two thousand eighteen he's signaled that he was going to snap back on those sanctions that had been wait for a long time. In connection with that. The US have been trying for a long time to get its allies and some apart of countries to reduce the reports of Iranian oil. Anyway, then leading up to November when the broad sanctions on Iran were put back on last year. The administration said it was going to make sure that it's always partners reduced oil imports me around two zero. However, when it got close to the point it actually did give a set of eight waivers to the countries that you mentioned and said, it would give them more time one hundred and eighty days to start trying to reduce their imports on their reliance on Iran. Some of those countries, Greece, Italy and Taiwan actually got their imports. I think pretty much down to zero but the others China, India Japan, South Korea and Turkey still have a way to go. So basically, what's happening? This morning is secretary of state Mike Pompeo is going to say on may second waivers will no longer exist. And do you will face the potential of US sanctions if you import Iranian oil, and as the expectation that this could have a big affect on. On Iran, and is always the the goal in tough moves like this to try and change the behavior of the regime what it's definitely going to have a greater impact on the Iranian economy, which is already suffering very hard under existing sanctions. So it's going to have more of an effect there on one of the other questions, obviously is whether it's going to impact or prices in the global market and to what extent could do that. I mean, could we see, you know, a big spike in gas prices over the summer well a year ago? The Trump administration justified giving the waivers it said this an oil markets are very tight right now if we put squeeze on it could be bad for the US economy. Well, oil prices are reasonably high right now as well. They hit a high of seventy four dollars in Asia trading over nice, which is not far from where they wear your go. What the administration here is counting on is that Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will actually step in and provide output to make up for the shortfall from cutting Iranian. But whether it can do that or not will obviously be. The test. They say I talked to an official last night who said that they've arranged us. But you know, these things come full through. So I think that's going to be the real test and briefly why now is administration doing this? Now. Oh, well, they say that they're logic. They say is that it's not conducive to do this. Because oil prices aren't as tight as they wear year ago. But the number of people who would who would doubt that I think it's also partly that. It's just a gradual push to keep ramping up the rhetoric on Iran to try and change the behavior of the regime in Tehran. Dmitri says stuff a low is the Washington bureau chief for the financial times joining us this morning, thanks for your time to meet you. Thank you.
Why was Hanoi picked for the Trump-Kim Summit?
"Now, listen two weeks after the nucleus summit between Kim Jong UN and Donald Trump, North Korea is believed to have restored a missile launch site to operational capacity. The much-hyped meeting itself collapsed with no agreements and no timetable for further talks, Washington correspondent Zoe Daniel went to Hanoi for the summit. I I visited Hanoi in the two thousand on my honeymoon it so happens. It was my first trip to a developing country before I was posted as Africa correspondent and later southeast Asia. Correspondent the idea that two decades later I'd be writing this is Washington bureau chief having just visited with the US president would never have entered my head back then Vietnam northern capital was a pedestrians paradise crossing the road with few traffic lights was still fraught a case of close your eyes and walk, but the vehicle of choice was the scooter often, a vintage lamb bradtha all similar. Or a bicycle ridden? By schoolgirls in the white Al Di all traditional Driss cars will limited. It was possible to walk virtually down the middle of the road in the narrow lanes of the old quarter, browsing shoe straighten toy straight and so on they were no Google maps. And the fan was getting lost trying to navigate back to the hotel stopping for a be a Hanoi on the way, I recall spending handfuls of Dong on Vietnamese trinkets rise piper layered photo albums. Yes. That was in the old days when we printed photographs and tiny Rawson souls bowls that we've since used to serve friends meals in several countries. It's a western tourists conceit to be sure. But it seemed easy to appreciate the elegance and charm of the Eurasian architecture that defines this beautiful city with its tiny lines and sweeping boulevards without the choking traffic that now exists and the endless. Instruction of mirrored high-rises on the fringes of the city's historic centre to be clear, though, those things were exactly the attraction for Donald Trump and his team when choosing a location for the second summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN Vietnam remains a hardline communist country in many ways, it citizens a heavily restricted when it comes to things like freedom of expression and freedom of association, bloggers, human rights, lawyers and journalists are routinely Giles for opposing government policies often Beijing and tortured sometimes never say again, I know this because of reported undercover from Vietnam and obtained tile by the secret police while trying to tell the stories of those seeking religious and social freedom this capacity to enforce control. While also achieving remarkable economic development was exactly what the Americans won't. To show Kim Jong UN in the last thirty years the country's transformed itself from a rigid. Centrally controlled economy to a market economy with annual JD pay growth of around seven percent, by way of comparison. Australian GDP is subdued two point three percent. The United States is growing at around three point one Vietnam. Meanwhile is saying according to the World Bank robust job creation and income growth. Meaning it's been transformed from one of the world's poorest nations to a lower middle income country in three decades. So since I was there in two thousand those who had bicycles have been able to buy scooters many of those with scooters cars and so on. It's a phenomenon. I observed in several places of a five years living and working in south East Asia. And since put on in Cambodia has seen a similar surge in traffic and urban development as the economy's grown the middle class. So while I have an asto GIC Yuning for the quietest streets of the past the business likely reflects an improved quality of life for the residents of Hanoi. It's all very interesting as a reflective study. But did it have any impact on came Joan Lon, technically encouraging denuclearization using the incentive of economic development is not new various negotiating teams of tried it on previous North Korean leaders. However, Kim Jong on my have a stronger incentive with some market development already evident in North Korea and a desire to leave a legacy that doesn't revolve around conflict. It reminds secondary though. I the tough deal has to be cash on verifiable removal of nuclear assets. And as the filed Hanoi's summit showed that's an eye. Joe challenge that predates my travel nostalgia. By some decades in Washington. This is Daniel for correspondents report. Sorry, freshly back there from Hanoi.
Trump Signs Bill Reopening Government for 3 Weeks in Surprise Retreat From Wall
"Over. Let's get a sense of what it all means. Craig Gordon, executive editor and Washington bureau chief joins us, the hardest working man in Hollywood. I know Craig. So what we take away from what we heard from the president. What you saw was a complete and utter capitulation by the president on his demand for wall funding. You may remember that he said he would not sign a Bill that did not include five point seven billion dollars to build a wall. And then he accepted exactly zero dollars. That is huge. What happened? Why did he all of a sudden why did he capitulate? I think what happened is LaGuardia Airport got shut down. And you know, it's all fun and games until some can't land their airplane. It's hard not to take note of the timing of the Roger stone indictment on the same day. But you know, Trump is a master of distraction, and certainly a lot of us in the newsroom horror writing stories about Roger stone, and how his close ties to candidate Trump and President Trump, suddenly we're now having read about the end of the shutdown. So we'll we'll be back to stone before long hair. But you did have just a lot of pressure piling up on Trump. I think also you saw after they took those two votes in the Senate that both failed McConnell and Schumer. Got together. And I think there was a little bit of growing drumbeat. Among even some Republican senators to say, look, Mr President, if you're not going to open this up we will. So obviously better for him to look like he's in control of the situation. But it is it is pretty hard to overstate. How much he he gave up on the wall? And it does feel on the other side like a pretty clean win for speaker Nancy Pelosi here. Yeah. I mean, I, you know, it's interesting because there are a lot of questions about whether Pelosi was sort of the right leader for the new democratic majority. You've got a kind of a younger and more diverse majority in the house now boy, I think she's she's earn her pay. She's really she's kind of getting it done for them right now. I mean, look she stood in with the president United States. And she pretty much got everything she wanted so far he's gotten almost nothing that he wanted so far, and that's kind of a win by any measure. So Craig I gotta as one of the things that I think has been played many times. And maybe not surprisingly is that seemingly seminal meeting in the Oval Office. Among the president the vice president Senator Schumer speaker Pelosi or then house minority leader Pelosi where Trump said I will own this. I will shut down the government. How much has that come to haunt him in a way, especially in terms of public perception of who's to blame for what's happened over the past thirty five days. Yeah. I mean, I think it was sort of determinative if you go back and take my favorite part of that tape is is look at Chuck Schumer. Top Senate democrat. He can barely contain his laughter because he knows he's got them. He's got him in that moment. And look I there's been a lot of Paul's at about who's to blame for the shutdown. There's not a single one that I've seen that says Democrats have the blame or the majority blame blame Trump and the Republicans, and that's that has given Pelosi and Schumer just enormous ability to maneuver, they know that they they sort of have the public against Trump on this kind of felt like they were on the side of the angels. I thought that when Pelosi said he couldn't deliver the state of the union that might have been a misstep on her part because he is the president. And he wants to give a speech, you should give a speech. But that's the thing even seemed to have changed the change the dynamic, and here we are just days later where Trump is capitulating. So they have had you know, public opinion on their side. And I do think the LaGuardia thing was was pretty seminal moment, but just the whole drumbeat people not getting paid foodbanks. We've been through the airport and watching those TSA people, you know, they're not getting paid. They're still doing their job. I think for a lot of Americans that was that was unpleasant. And they decided that Trump was the one that or the blame. But to quote, one of our former colleagues Hans Nichols. Who tweeted a ceasefire not a truce? I mean, this ain't over. No. But I agree with that. I I would say a couple of things about that. It seems like it'd be really hard to shut down the government again having just come through it. I know that this this only a three week deal and theoretically on February fifteenth the money runs out just like it ran out before. And you could you could happen again. I think at that point you might have a lot of a lot of lawmakers in the Republican side again saying look, Mr President, we can disease where we'll do this hard way. I don't think they want to go through this again. And and Secondly it again. I've said it about five times, there's no way there's no way to look at this except that Trump caved. I mean, Nancy Pelosi is Chuck Schumer knows the Democratic Party knows that. And so the idea that he comes back three weeks later playing a stronger hand and having a better chance to get the wall. There's no version of politics that I I'm familiar with are. That's true. Let's talk about you referenced Roger stone. So is that investigation getting to the president? Yeah. I mean, you know, we don't know where this is all going to lead. I think of it a little bit like concentric circles with Donald Trump in the middle and mother is alleging that stone lied and some of his testimony. So that's usually fairly easy to prove. But again, you now have a very direct link between
U.S. Will Send Migrants Back to Mexico as They Wait on Asylum Claims
"Pentagon members of congress and US allies around the world in his letter Mattis tells Trump's he is leaving quote because you have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects AP Washington bureau chief Julie pace, what he is saying is that he disagrees with the president on all of these things on on our alliances on our relationship with NATO and on the role of Russia and China that in and of itself is hugely significant it signals that Mattis feels like he can no longer serve the president. Because they simply do not align on key issues. Mattis departure marked the end of Trump's my generals serving in the administration, Tennessee bound business jet crashed today into football field and Atlanta park killing all four people on board. I'm Tim Maguire. More news right after this. Crackling. Fires in silent nights for trees
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"News Washington bureau chief Craig Gordon joins me, Craig. It's a threat. We've heard before from the president is he prepared to make good on it this time, we think he is. He's been talking about a shut down for a long time, months and months, and I sort of wonder if the Republicans in congress, even though they don't wanna do shut down or just gonna give them one. So that gets it out of a system. Trump has said what is price tag is five billion dollars for the border wall. That's a nonstarter with Democrats, certainly, but it's actually a non-starter with a lot of Republicans to who. Just don't think that money is well spent to to build a giant barrier on the Mexico border. But it would just be a down payment. Right. I mean five billion dollars is a far cry from what like twenty five billion the figure we've heard before. Right. The rough estimate for the whole thing that Trump is called for his about twenty five billion. But it's been interesting to me. Obviously Trump got to the White House on the sort of on the immigration issue tried it again in the two thousand eighteen. Midterms. It didn't work out quite as well for him that time, but it's actually better pretty potent political issue for the Republican party. And yet, I just think a lot of people in his own party. I just think it's it's money. That's not well-spent. So really we're down to a question of can they sort of talk Trump off the threat or find a way to compromise one senators put forward the idea of splitting the five billion dollars in two. So do two and a half billion this year two and a half million next year. We're not really clear Trump that would, you know, buy off Trump, and we're not going to the Democrats will go along with it. But at least it's a sign that they're talking and trying to find a path of order shutout. Yeah. In the president alluded to negotiations is that the negotiations that we're talking about here in terms of how the money could be located. Yeah, we think so again, the process is pretty opaque, and you know, in in Washington time, we have an eternity from now until the till the final deadline. So there'll be a to and froing I think you're gonna see a lot of near misses and possible shutdowns pulling back from the brink. But as I say, we it does seem like there's not a lot of will in either party and Trump, you know, they've talked about of it many times before it's possible. They can talk them out of again. But I do think in fairness to Donald Trump. He ran a border wall. There isn't built yet. He wants to money and he's going to try to get up. And in the meantime, as you say during the run up to the mid terms the president and the administration showed that they were willing to take a very hard line on border. Security. Yeah. And obviously, we also the the video from the tear-gas episode inside. So there's a lot of activity down on the border. Trump talked a lot about the caravan heading into the midterms. He's talked about it a lot less since then. But I do think a lot of Americans are worried about about that border. We all know, it's very porous a lot of people do manage to come over legally and illegally and Trump again, he's he's made some political political. Hey with this. I really do think at the end of the day, Donald Trump will assess whether this is good for him, politically or bad for him politically in that will decide whether the shutdown. I wonder if you've noticed the apparent rhetorical shift from the president in the past. He's talked about we have to build the wall. We have to build a wall emphasizing the wall now, he's emphasizing border security. Yeah. And he talks about you know, the wall can be barbed wire, and it can be troops, and it can be border patrol inside. So you know, again, I think a lot of people think of of President Trump is a pretty hard line guy. But at the end of the day's dealmaker, and he's gonna want he wants something that when he stands for re-election in. In twenty twenty. He can say I said, I was going to build a wall. And I built a wall, I'm making air quotes here. But I do think Republicans even have to find a way to finesse this for Trump. And as I say there's already moves to try to do that. Of course, these things are always on a Friday night. So that would mean working through the weekend, which is obviously designed to focus the mind of the members and senators want to get home. But you know, sometimes it doesn't sometimes it doesn't. We'll wait and see just in time for the holidays. Thank you, Craig. That's Bloomberg Washington bureau chief Craig Gordon, and that is what's happening here in the nation's capital..
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"This Tuesday night, Michael Schmidt Pulitzer prize winning reporter, and one of the bylines on this latest story from the New York Times, Philip Rucker Pulitzer prize winning White House bureau chief for the Washington Post who interviewed the president among other things today Kimberly Atkins, Washington bureau chief for the Boston Herald and Frank Figliuzzi former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence who in the past has worked for and with Robert Muller. Michael I'd like to begin with you what kind of information was shared as far as, you know, by Manafort to Trump through the intermediaries of their specific, lawyers, and how did the president's. Lawyers. According to your reporting, take that information and weaponize at my word, not yours. The most significant thing we learned about this was that Mahler's. Investigators led by Andrew Weissmann were pressuring Manafort, this is according to manafort's lawyers to tell them what he knew about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting in what specifically the president new to the president know that his son was going to be meeting with Russians who were offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. And what did the president know about it afterwards? And Giuliani says that they hammered on Manafort about this Manafort who was in solitary confinement was being brought out for these interviews every few days with Weisman. Weisman Giuliani alleges is pushing Manafort to essentially a lie and say things that Manafort said were not true. Now, this is an allegation from Giuliani, but this has given sort of opened up a new front for the Trump legal team, which has launched new attacks. Now on Muller Giuliani saying to us tonight. That Muller was not overseeing Weisman properly that Weizman needs at dolts supervision now Michael in the lingo federal prosecutors when someone flips when they decide to cooperate they will say either they've chosen to work for the home team or they've joined team USA. And here's why say that was there any specific language that barred. Manafort from sharing this with team Trump or was it just considered such an outlandish thing that one would do while working for the feds. They didn't have to put it in writing. There's nothing that we know of in the agreement or legally that would have stopped this. But it's a pretty interesting phenomenon because there is essentially to people in the world who would control Paul manafort's fate one of them was Muller who if he thought Manafort had cooperated a lot could go to a judge and ask for a more lenient sentence. The other person is Donald Trump who has the power to pardon him or commute his sentence. And the question is is that why was it that Manafort was not telling the truth to Muller's investigators with this simple disagreement of facts, I saw something one way you saw another. Or was there something else going on here? Michael I got one for you one more for you than we have a couple of ravenous journalists, and at least one former fed waiting to get on the air. And that is how does it fit into the time line of known outbursts by Donald Trump vis-a-vis what he had just learned. About the status of the Muller investigation. Well about two weeks ago. Trump was prepared to send his responses to Muller after nearly a year of trying to negotiate about an interview. And what happened was was sort of three things came together. One was that they learned about the language in the Coursey plea. The other thing was is they saw the the unsealing of document in Virginia that showed that Assange had been charged and they were very surprised by this. And they didn't understand what was going on with Muller. The third thing was the Manafort stuff, the pushing of Manafort and this led that Trump team to put on the brakes and say, hey, we're not gonna send in our responses. Just yet the president's lawyers demanded a meeting with the Justice department and with Muller's team they went in and they air their concerns in Muller's team said, look, we're not out to get you. We're not plotting against you. And then the president finally sent his responses in now, Mr. Rucker of the four of us you were with. Resident most recently and that would be late today for your interview in the Oval Office. The transcript is fascinating, you found him in an expansive mood. He went after his head of the Federal Reserve. He relocated the sweeping and the cleaning of the forest floors and said, the California has particularly dirty forest floors..
Journalists critical of CNN suspension
"The White House Correspondents Association has accused the Trump administration of using security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter toward Gilman is the Washington bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News. And he's on the association's board. He spoke to my colleague, Alexandra Fisher, it's appalling. And it is disconcerting that the president. And really that anyone working with the president and think that it is okay to use access to lighthouse in punitive way. There's obviously been friction were probably the entire Trump administration the tween CNN, and particularly this correspondent, Jim Kosta and the president. But that's the nature of the press holiday six relationships. You know, we're not buddies. We are sometimes adversary will and sometimes near tough questions and uncomfortable questions and this. President President Trump doesn't like to be challenged. And you know, there are those people who think that CNN and in particular, Jim Macron's Knox as occasionally gone too far. In terms of decorum. But in terms of asking the questions that need to be asked and being persistent about that that's his job. And it is not okay. To those of us in certainly in journalism. And I think to most Americans who believe very strongly and free press in the first amendment to our constition, the to have this kind of punitive action taken against a recourse on if this an attack on press freedom, it is it is certainly not okay to have president and his administration blocking access to a television at work, really any journalist. Who's just ask me questions? And adversary press is part of our American democratic system, and we need proximity to politicians and government officials in order to uphold the the central function of providing check on our our. Our our system of government democratic systems of government ally on a free press and free press doesn't just mean that we like what we want and say what we want. It means it really hinges on us having the ability to ask questions, and I'm sorry. If the president doesn't like our questions, sometimes doesn't even like the tone of our questions sometimes, but he is not a king. And we don't answer to him where citizens, and we're part of an predict system and that should be respected. Yes. It is. Absolutely. An effort to undermine freedom of the press. And do you think they'll be ramifications for journalists? Well, it it certainly is a shot across the bow. I mean, this one particular journalist has been particular irritants to the president and to some of his senior staff, there's an old saying, I don't know if it was Stalin that sometimes you you shoot the pig to make the cows scared. And you know, maybe this. Is way of a of trying to silence other journalists and keep everybody else in line and and deter what they perceive to be overly aggressive questioning of the president. But really all they're doing is stirring up a whole lot of mistrust. And we're just trying to do our jobs. All we want to do is have a fair shot asking questions getting answers. And if you didn't want to answer the questions, you know, I've I've covered city hall. I've covered state government federal government and politicians at all levels. There's nothing that says they have to answer questions, but we get to ask them and when the White House and the federal government uses the secret service clearance process to block, the ability of a major television network. This is not some fringe crazy person. This is not someone who is waving anything other than legitimate journalistic questions at the president. That's a problem. And just finally Todd. Will there be any action taken by the associated person? Well, all we can do we have the thirty two razor voices and expose and raise questions and amplify concerns of our members. And that's all we can do. I mean, it is ultimately up to the president and his staff and the secret service to determine who has access to the White House complex. But there is a very very deep and long tradition in the United States of allowing reporters access unfettered within certain confines of but we don't get to roam around. But you know, it wasn't even until a few decades ago that you had to have particular pass people used to be able to walk in and out of the White House complex, and then obviously security everywhere got a little more tight, but to us security as a pretext for blocking access. I mean, this is not a security threat. This is an effort almost to employ the secret services of Pretoria and guard around the president and to use security clearance to protect the president from questions of one particular network and correspondent it's an egregious. Violation of the norms of how our system works with a with a free press, the Washington bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News told Gilman.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Down to forty seven. It's nine thirty seven on NewsRadio back to face the nation. And now it's time for some political analysis on Chen is a policy expert and fellow at the Hoover Institution. Jeffrey Goldberg is the editor in chief of the Atlantic. Susan page is Washington bureau chief at USA today and Jamal buoy is the chief political correspondent at slate and the CBS news political analyst Jeffrey I want to start with you the president said the shooting in Pittsburgh was unimaginable. It was unimaginable. That this could happen. Does it seem that way you unimaginable? No. It's very imaginable. I don't think there's a I don't think there's a Jewish person in America or anywhere else. Who thinks that this sort of thing is unimaginable? There's a long long history of this sort of thing. These things are not only imaginable, but their predictable to a certain degree. And let me let me state very very clearly these sorts of incidents predate, the rise of Donald Trump, and the tribalism that Lucy see now, obviously there were there were fatal shootings at Jewish community centers in the last twenty years. There was of course, a shooting at the holocaust museum before the Trump era. But it's important to note that that some of the language that Donald Trump contra. Disley uses some of the language his supporters, use tends to activate people who have very very dark thoughts and feelings about Jews and among that group. That's activated. Some clearly are willing to carry out violence. That's not to say that Donald Trump is responsible for the shooting. The shooter is responsible for this shooting. But we live in a climate right now in which the president himself abets or creates a climate in which this this sort of incident. This sort of tragedy becomes more imaginable to add to that the conversation around the past week. It's been about tribalism it's been about sort of our language with each other. But from my view, this looks to be much more conversation about this. The transmission of idea of anti semitic ideas, the transition the transmission of anti black racism into the public sphere in a way that has just not been the case. No long time. You mentioned earlier in the show the shooting in Kentucky to African Americans attempted to break into a church and kill many more people. And I think that is of a piece with what happened in the Pittsburgh of a piece with the attempted bombings. Beyond and above and beyond the heated rhetoric bear is a rhetoric of racial threat, a rhetoric of anti semitic. Language that is coming into our politics in by definition. It's going to create conditions for violence. People are going to act on to Dylann roof in South Carolina could've just as easily shot up a synagogue, and this guy in Pittsburgh could have just as easily shot up. A black shirt the material on the internet is all there for them to become activated and lying it feels like when if that material out there, and it's swirling, it's warming and boiling, and then the politics the politicians is it that they lack the ability or that they're just the wrong. People talk about these kinds of issues in the culture in the first place. I think they're the wrong people. But I also think they have to realize that they've been put into a position that requires them to accept additional responsibility. And chief among them is the president the president sits in a unique position. He is the only person with a national constituency, and he's the only person with a megaphone that truly reaches all Americans. Now, this is not to place, obviously, not to place blame for these events on the president. But it is to say that the politicians need to start taking this more seriously that they are public officials whom people. Will look to as moral leaders as well. I know we often say we don't elect politicians to be more leaders will maybe we should take that a little more seriously. Maybe they should take that role a little more seriously. And of course, we do elect politicians to be more leaders in particular. We like presidents to step up at times of great national trauma to bring us together. That is one of the things that presence are in a unique position to do doing that this president has declined to do by and large. I think it's no surprise that. We've had three terrible incidents in a seventy two hour period. Were hate is backed up by violence as we move toward a midterm election, where both sides see the consequences of the election is fundamental to the future of our country and the heat that kind of superheated rhetoric. I think started with President Trump didn't create it didn't begin it. But he has certainly increased you don't really notice the importance of the role the president plays a president plays in creating a tone a positive tone in America until you have the absence of a president who creates a positive tone. And yes, Donald Trump has been trying. He's been reading statements about anti-semitism that seem appropriate. But as we see in his rallies, he quickly veers from those statements and goes right back to division. So it really is remarkable to me to see how how quickly he pivots away from the message he understands or someone is told him he should be delivering back to division since make just a more direct connection, especially off of Susan's point, the shooter in Pittsburgh expressly said that the thing that he was angry about where the migrants heading toward the American border a situation that has been demagogued by the president that has been hyped up endemic by right wing media. That is sort of been is being talked about in these accidental terms. This is going to destroy America. This these people get here. And while you know, of course, the president is possible etcetera etcetera. It's also the case that this guy was. Clearly imbibing that rhetoric he's key. Clearly was that was that was radicalizing him. And I think we should recognize the ways in which that kind of demagogery radicalized as people started on inauguration day American carnage. It's the apocalyptic language that is deployed on policy issues that creates this feeling of hysteria and darkness. I do think that you've seen this now on both sides in terms of the policy issues being radicalized. You see it? When Democrats argue Republicans want to destroy your health or destroy your healthcare. You see it when Republicans us immigration to get people up, and there's a radicalization of issues, we're not talking about the policy solution anymore. We're talking about what the personal implications might be in ablaze at are apocalyptic or that suggests that the other side is somehow responsible for for for your personal demise. And I think that's the challenge that we're facing. Well, then that's right. And and separate and apart from the president if a democrat wants to sell the idea that Republicans don't really care about pre existing conditions. They're not going to say well. There are market based approach to healthcare is inconsistent Thomas. They're gonna say they're heartless and don't let them get in control because they don't care about you. That's I mean, this is just the way the system of politics works. Well, and of course, it leaves no middle ground. How do you make a compromise between someone who wants to kill your elderly parents by taking where they healthcare, and and someone who cares more about immigrants than they care about American citizens? It makes it it's it's one of the factors that make it so difficult to have to do anything afterwards. And you know, you mentioned that the two senators you have had on have this remarkable example of bipartisan by co hosting a prayer group. You know, we I think that's great. I'm glad they're co hosting a prayer group. But think of how small our politics are that they're not coming to a reasonable agreement on immigration that could help de escalate that issue are are on some other big issue that we expect congress to deal with also Jamila feels like the primary steps the beginning steps of reconciliation requires some introspection. But if you're a democrat. And I bet Chris coons is Twitter feed is full of anger at him for saying, you know, our own side has these issues that we shouldn't be shouting down. Mitch McConnell and Maxine Waters shouldn't be doing what she's doing because of the immediate response. From a democrat is how dare you look at what the president's doing. If that cycle continues. Nobody's getting anywhere. I think that's right. I have to say I'm a little sympathetic to the hypothetical responders, Chris coons. Could I think it's important distinctions are really important. I think there's a qualitative difference, and especially in a society that has a history of racial is violence in society that is riven by racial division. I think it's a qualitative difference between should getting angry and apocalyptic about policy issues and getting angry and apocalyptic about identity issues about these immigrants are going to fundamentally change American identity. Resonates a specific way in a country whose history is saturated with racial is violent to saturated with rhetoric of that sort that led to really awful atrocities. And so although I would. Like, I'm a I'm a calm person by disposition. I would like to see more calm political rhetoric. I think we have an it's important that we don't complete those to be two different kinds of instability. One of them is unfortunate mix compromise difficult. One of them is an existential issue for people for living people in this society. There's a common thread here, and you've written about this restraint democracies can only function if people don't say everything that's on their minds, and what we have now people saying whatever comes to mind in order to achieve short term political gain. Either picking up on that restraint point because James fuel Wilson used to talk about this all the time in the old days. And so either is there a policy way to get restraint in the culture that seems hard or with this question of domestic terrorism in America. Is there anything, you know, Senator Lankford said, we're not gonna listen to each other. So is there a policy response to this esscalation and domestic terrorism? Well, I think there's an institutional response, and is a policy response the institutional response suggests that the reason why we have the situation we have now is because the traditional balance between the executive and the legislative branches, for example, the fact that congress isn't really do its job anymore. I think that has something to do with it because in in the traditional way to handle this would be you'd have a strong, congress that would check an overactive executive that sort of the way the founders wanted it, that's what you would have from a policy perspective. It seems to me that law enforcement needs to have the appropriate tools in order to monitor these kinds of things that having been said, there's a very fine line between an overactive law enforcement function and the need for us to be looking at things people are saying online, the kinds of rhetoric they're using the kinds of dialogue. They're using. I think law enforcement has those tools, I think it's a question of what the right balances. And if congress wants to conduct oversight again, they could. But the question is, you know? Do we need new policy to deal with this? I don't think so I think what we just need is we need people to actually be doing their jobs, which law enforcement, largely is, you know, there's one thread between all these terrible incidents this week that have made us seem so ripped apart as a as a nation, and that is the availability of guns, and I don't think any of us think that gun laws are going to go anywhere with this congress. But you know, if Americans really wanted a change in gun laws, if they thought it was wrong that this deranged man in Pittsburgh had an assault rifle. They could elect different leaders. They could make it a higher priority people who who feel that way. And I actually think that is possible response. We'll see in the midterms in just nine days. I think it is possible. It's conceivable that could also be a response to this domestic terrorists Jamal. Do. You see a lot of Democrats on whom they're Democrats are placing their hopes in these swing house districts running on gun control only in the suburban districts, but in the places where Trump did really well with working class whites. There's not very much emphasis on gun control. I think if Democrats take the house majority, and if it's a substantial house majority, meaning that they won lots of seats in the traditionally Republican suburban districts in these Trump twitching democratic districts, you might end up seeing conflict between two sets of Democrats rely on very different situations money. Let's talk about policy and the election because clearly Donald Trump feels that the issue of immigration some of these values issues are going to work well for for Republicans..
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on KPCC
"Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee journal sentinel to see if Trump's visits will energize those twenty sixteen voters to turn out for Scott Walker. I've been thinking about you know, the costs and benefits of a Trump. Visit and obviously it makes a certain amount of censoring him, not to go to the suburbs of Milwaukee, not to go to Madison and Milwaukee. But to go to a place like Wasser where he did well in two thousand sixteen but even in a place like Wassall, you're gonna place like central Wisconsin. When you look at his polling numbers, it's kind of fifty fifty and this is again, more conservative leaning rural part of the state. So he's not it's not like, he's more popular than Scott Walker in these places. But I guess the thinking is that if he can mobilize a certain group of Republican conservative voters, and I've talked to some people like this on the campaign trail that are pro pro Trump in there may be a little tap on locker. Then maybe that's worth it. What do you see as the reason that Trump's overall approval rating is not as high in Wisconsin as it was as we were moving into the two thousand sixteen election and right after the two thousand sixteen election. Wisconsin's one of those states were Trump's numbers were never very good. And clearly. The difference in Wisconsin was the voters that didn't like either candidate, meaning Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke pretty decisively for Donald Trump at the end. So there were always a lot of Trump voters that were very conflicted and had mixed feelings and some cases ages dislike Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump. So you've seen his numbers bounce around a little bit. I think his, you know, his negatives aren't that much different than they were when he won that election. But now, obviously, it's a different context because we're talking about a midterm election where he's not on the ballot. He's numbers are got a little bit better. For example, in the last big statewide poll, they're still in the forties kinda bounced around from the low forty s to the mid forties. But by any poll, you'd have to say that, you know, Scott Walker is a little more popular than Donald Trump or a little less unpopular than Donald Trump. So again, there's sort of that mystery of what Trump does for Walker. Lot of what I heard after the two thousand sixteen election about Wisconsin. Was you had two things going on one very energized Republican base, especially small town rural that we hadn't really paid much attention to because we spend so much time thinking about Milwaukee and Madison and the area around Milwaukee. But the second was that liberal voters voters of color, either stay home or they cast a third party. Ballot. Do you think first of all is that a fair assessment of two thousand sixteen will I think one of those places where you can find examples of great democratic turnout in soft democratic turnout in the classic contrast would be kind of mad of Madison area where everybody votes in. Everybody's gonna vote this fall, and they're gonna vote just gets bluer and bigger all the time. And it's overwhelmingly democratic and nobody thinks that that's not gonna happen. Milwaukee is much bigger question Mark because you have a bigger minority population, and Milwaukee has a history of dropping off in midterm elections in terms of turnout and that mattered, you know, differently mattered in two thousand. I mean, the big change statewide was the small towns mean there's sort of two kinds of communities there. And that that swing was so decisive so much the story the twenty six can election, but you've got the Republicans small towns, and then he got the Swinney small towns, and there were like more than five hundred communities in Wisconsin that voted for Obama two thousand twelve and voted for Trump and twenty sixteen so those places there is an element there of just swinging. You know, one of the things Craig that I remember looking at right after the election was suburban Milwaukee Waukesha county, which is traditional Republican area. But this was a kind of place where we had heard stories true you'd written many of them about these conflicted. Suburban voter suburban women who were upset about the access Hollywood tape and Trump did not do as well in Waukesha as Mitt Romney did. But Hillary Clinton didn't do any better than Obama. Did do you think that's changing we hear so much? Now about suburban women, especially in these more affluent areas. Do expect to see that Waukesha behaves differently this year. Well, this is fascinating question. Because there's there's cross-currents really interesting cross-currents there because you know, the suburbs in Milwaukee are a little different than the suburbs. In a lot of other cities its size. They're they're pretty Republican. They have a real report. And again, we're talking about some gate many cases college educated voters, higher income voters. They do have this very Republican history. That's unusual in a national context. And so here comes Donald Trump, and they didn't like him in the primary. The kinda underperformed for him in the general election, but at the same time again that's been the heart of Walker strength in his election. So you've got Walker pulling them one way Trump pulling them another way, and I will vary. Interested to look at those numbers in the midterm elections. Because again, Trump's not on the ballot. But again, there are people that clearly Republicans that have qualms about Trump at the same time. There's like this partisan poll in a lot of these communities, and they're very they're very active politically engaged, and they have this history of just. Jumping into these kind of political wars with both feet. And if Republicans want to try to offset the pretty big numbers are gonna come out of Madison and Dane county. They need a pretty robust VO out of these Republican outer Republican suburbs in Milwaukee. So Craig all that being said is there Trump effect in this election will it's there it's, but it's not something that the candidates are spending all their time talking about I mean, the even the Democrats, I think they see it as something that's a given. And so they don't need to organize their TV ads around trying to tie Scott Walker to Donald Trump. And also by the same token, you know, Scott Walker is always have this kind of awkward relationship with Trump. They ran against each other trumpet beat up on Walker. But Walker is very aware that Trump is popular with Republican voters. So he whenever he kind of distances himself from Trump policy. It does.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee journal sentinel to see if Trump's visits will energize those thousand sixteen voters turn out for Scott Walker. I've been thinking about you know, the costs and benefits of a Trump. Visit and obviously it makes a certain amount of censoring him, not to go to the suburbs of Milwaukee, not to go to Madison Milwaukee, but to go to a place like Wasser where he did well in two thousand sixteen but even in a place like wausau place, like central Wisconsin. When you look at his polling numbers, it's kind of fifty fifty and this is again, the more conservative leaning rural part of the state. So he's not it's not like, he's more popular than Scott Walker in these places. But I guess the thinking is that if he can mobilize a certain group of Republican conservative voters, and I've talked to some people like this on the campaign trail that are pro pro Trump in there may be a little bit on locker. Then maybe that's worth it. What do you see as the reason that Trump's overall approval rating is not as high in Wisconsin as it was as we were moving into the two thousand sixteen election and right after the two thousand sixteen election. Wisconsin's one of those states where trumps numbers were never very good. And clearly. The difference in Wisconsin was the voters that didn't like either candidate, meaning Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke pretty decisively for Donald Trump at the end. So they were always a lot of Trump voters that were very conflicted and had mixed feelings, and some cases they just dislike Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump. So you've seen his numbers bounce around a little bit. I think he's you know, he's negatives aren't that much different than they were when he won that election. But now, obviously, it's a different context because we're talking about a midterm election where he's not on the ballot. He's numbers are got a little bit better. For example, in the last big statewide poll, they're still in the forties. They've kind of bounced around from the low forty s to the mid forties. But by any poll, you'd have to say that, you know, Scott Walker is a little more popular than Donald Trump or a little less unpopular than Donald Trump. So again, there's sort of that mystery of what Trump does for Walker. Lot of what I heard after the two thousand sixteen election about Wisconsin. Was you had two things going on one very energized Republican base, especially small town rural that we hadn't really paid much attention to because we spend so much time thinking about Milwaukee and Madison and the area around Milwaukee. But the second was that liberal voters voters of color, either stayed home or they cast a third party. Ballot. Do you think first of all is that a fair assessment of two thousand sixteen? Well, I think Wisconsin's one of those places where you can find examples of great democratic turnout in soft immigration turn down the classic. Contrast would be kind of mad the Madison area where everybody votes in. Everybody's gonna vote this fall, and they're going to vote just gets bluer and bigger all the time. And it's overwhelmingly democratic and nobody thinks that that's not gonna happen. Milwaukee is a much bigger question Mark because you have a bigger minority population and Milwaukee has a history of dropping off in midterm elections in terms of turnout and that mattered differently mattered in two thousand. Sixteen. I mean, the big change. Statewide was the small towns mean there's sort of two kinds of communities there, and that that's swing was so decisive so much the story the two thousand sixteen election, but you've got the Republican small towns, and then he got the Swinney small towns, and there were like more than five hundred communities in Wisconsin that voted for Obama two thousand twelve and voted for Trump in two thousand sixteen so those places there is an element there of just swinging us. You know, one of the things that I remember looking at right after the election was suburban Milwaukee Waukesha county, which is traditional Republican area. But this was the kind of place where we had heard stories you'd written many of them about these conflicted. Suburban voters suburban women who were upset about the access Hollywood tape and Trump did not do as well in Waukesha as Mitt Romney did. But Hillary Clinton didn't do any better than Obama. Did do you think that's changing net? We hear so much. Now about suburban women, especially in these more affluent areas. Do expect to see that Waukesha behaves differently this year. Well, this is fascinating question. Because there's there's cross-currents really interesting cross-currents there because you know, the suburbs in Milwaukee are a little different than the suburbs. And a lot of other cities its size. They're they're pretty Republican. They have a real report. And again, we're talking about in many cases college educated voters, higher income voters. They do have this very Republican history. That's unusual in an additional context. And so here comes Donald Trump, and they didn't like him in the primary the kind of underperformed for him in the general election, but at the same time again that's been the heart of Walker strength in his election. So you've got Walker pulling them one way Trump pulling them another way, and I will very interested to look at those numbers in the midterm elections. Because again, Trump's not on the ballot. But again, there are people that clearly Republicans that have qualms about Trump at the same time. There's like this partisan poll in a lot of these communities, and they're very they're very active politically engaged, and they have this history of just. Jumping into these political wars with both feet, and if Republicans want to try to offset the pretty big numbers are gonna come out of Madison and Dane county. The need a pretty robust vote out of these Republican outer Republicans serves in Milwaukee. So Craig all that being said is there Trump effect in this election will it's there it's, but it's not something that the candidates are spending all their time talking about the even the Democrats. I think they see it as something that's a given. And so they don't need to organize their TV ads around trying to tie Scott Walker to Donald Trump. And also by the same token, you know, Scott Walker's always had this kind of awkward relationship with Trump, and they ran against each other trumpet beat up on Walker. But Walker is very aware that Trump is popular with Republican voters. So whenever he kind of distances himself from Trump policy teaches.
Trump responds to leak of off-the-record Canada comments in Bloomberg News interview
"I gave an interview yesterday to Bloomberg business, and I said, off the record, and I made a statement about Canada, which is fine because I love Canada, but they've taken advantage of our country for many years. They say, oh, Canada, we love Canada. I do too. I even love the national anthem. It's called very appropriately. Oh, Canada. That was President Donald Trump this afternoon, complaining that disparaging off the record comments that he made about the nation of Canada where reported this morning, contrary to what the president said. Bloomberg did not violate. It's off the record agreement about those comments instead and other outlet. The Toronto Star obtained the president's comments independently, and we're not bound by the same off the record agreement. The result of all of this is that those disparaging comments are now part of the public record. And because of that, we know that despite the president's claim that he loves Canada and it's national anthem Trump was prepared to concede absolutely nothing to Canada during the ongoing NAFTA negotiations. The president told Bloomberg that if Canada knew what is position was, it would be quote so insulting, they're not going to be able to make a deal. Well, those comments appear to have sullied the president's effort to renegotiate NAFTA according to the Toronto Star Canadian officials confronted Trump's negotiators with those comments at a meeting today and then talks broke down. On now, Canada and the US of officially missed the president's self imposed deadline to strike a deal that would bring Canada into the preliminary agreement that Trump made with Mexico negotiations between the two countries will continue into next week
President Trump, United States and Iran discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Daybreak I'm John Tucker in New York with your global look ahead of the top stories for investors in the coming week still ahead apple and tesla lead more than one hundred forty companies reporting earnings but first let's head to our Bloomberg ninety nine one newsroom in Washington to see what items in politics and government set the top the agenda. Next week and for that we bring a Nathan Hager host of our politics, policy, power and. Law program. Aired weekdays At noon on Bloomberg radio Nathan John foreign. Policy will, top the agenda at least at the start of the week President. Trump welcomes, Italy's new prime minister Giuseppi Kante to the White House on Monday just days after that positive meeting on trade with European Commission president John Claude. Juncker we agreed, today first of all to work together towards zero tariffs zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies Or, non auto industrial goods thank you and Bloomberg news. Washington bureau chief Craig Gordon joins me now so Craig what are the expectations going, into this meeting with the new Italian prime minister I mean this is a lot more populous government. I would say then Europe is a whole right and the Italians of course their. Economies not exactly blooming right now so it's a tough you know could be a tough meaning, for this prime minister the meaning with Yonker was fascinating because a. Lot of tough talk on both sides and. Then we got word of a quickie sort of news conference came out to announce a deal. So right now I, think we're still trying to sort through what that deal means it seems like the Europeans agreed to buy some more soybeans and by some, more, natural gas the word in our stories, is they don't really need them anymore so, it means on natural gas from Russia so it's not totally clear what the bang for the buck is going to be on this I serve, American, companies but, Donald Trump shirt seemed happy and so happy that he was willing to, take off the table for now Leased his threat of point five percent auto tariffs from cars command from that part of the, world and also on the foreign policy front this week secretary of. State Mike Pompeo is heading back to Singapore. For the Ozzy on summit and Iran is expected to sign an agreement they're just as the. Trump administration is mounting, this new maximum pressure campaign against Iran yeah you're starting to think Pompeo should just get an apartment in Singapore Spend so much time there between the the Chem summit and and all of that but yes this is an important early needing the full Asia summit is. Not until November in that, part of the world but right now they usually have sort of pre. Meetings, with the, foreign ministers usually the economy minister Steve Mnuchin in the case of the United States would go to, these things so it will be a chance for. Pump hair to be in the room with a lot of Asian leaders who seem like they wanna cut a deal with Iran to have a more open relationship there, right at the very moment the. United States is is really trying to crack down on the Iranians obviously people remember President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear, deal told, the Europeans are trying to hold that together then pretty tough, without the US that's for sure and then Pompeo, himself gave a, pretty tough speech essentially seeming to try to rally dissident groups inside Aranda to overthrow the government prevail stop just. Short of saying that but the message is. Pretty clear so perhaps a little bit. Of, awkward staging here where you have the the US leader in the Iranian leader kind of in the. Same airspace but you know, for other parts of the world Iran Kip provide oil it can provide. A, lot of, things and even if the United States is not so happy with the government there doesn't mean these, Asian countries don't want to do business with them. And of course like overshadowing just about everything here in Washington is the ongoing Muller investigation now we've gotten reports in the past week that Muller's now looking into President, Trump's tweets for possible obstruction and. Michael Cohen is looking more and more like he's ready to flip where does this go from here Yeah the developments. Of, recent vintage here are quite important this meeting between some members senior members of the Trump campaign and these Russian operatives is taken on a very big role we believe in. The Muller investigation remember what happened Some folks came and said they wanted to talk to the Trump. Campaign extensively about you know Russian children being are, moving to the United States, and the and that sort of thing foster children turns out they. Were, according to the reports offering to feed them. A negative. Information about Hillary Clinton the Trump campaign people seem to listen at least seemed open to the idea and they have always said that Donald Trump himself than the candidate now the. President did not know about the meeting Michael Cohen Trump's time. Lawyer and really personal sort of was now tells a different story that Trump in fact did know about the meeting and I only. Knew about it but, approved it so, that puts that whole meeting to a very different light. If the candidate. We're open to hearing about negative information about Hillary, Clinton, from Russians who. Boy. That gives rubber mother-in-law to work with that's Bloomberg Washington bureau chief Craig Gordon, and that is what's happening here in the nation's capital.
Boston, Chris and Red Sox discussed on WBZ Morning News
"Had open space and now. Getting that, kind of question phobic feeling so it's. Got to be more, planning around development in this. Community and then also you know making sure that the infrastructure can really handle all the new people that are moving in without a master plan she, fears. Will mirror the district and lose its multi Cultural identity and I'd wanna. See people displaced because. They, can't, afford to lose here and I think there is a danger. Of that Bernice Corpuz. WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty economists beginning to suggest that a recession is on the horizon ABC's Daria Albinger has a tip on how to prepare it's full steam ahead for the economy right now but it isn't always going to be that way and boy whether, it's, six months year two years three years down the road there will. Be. A recession Bank rates Washington bureau chief Mark. Hamrick I would say that workers need to continue to try to optimize their careers at this point in the economic expansion so he has this well folksy. Advice you'd need to make hay while, the sun is shining so to speak and you know make those dollars and save them as best. We can Daria Albinger ABC news the Red Sox hoping to make. Hay last night, at Fenway, things didn't quite turn out the way we all hope let's head to the ticket dot com sports studio at. Checkout Chris sluggish start at the second half of the Season continued last, night for, the Red Sox Boston just, three and three now through, six after, they lost, a tight one. Two the twins two to one so I just got mostly good pitching in defeat with spot starter Brian Johnson good. For five and two thirds innings no runs allowed the bullpen a bit wobbly both heave Embry Matt Barnes got. Tagged for runs, but now the problem last night was the. Offense just one run five hits eight runners left on base still after the game socks skipper. Alexkor sounded like a get glasses half. Full kind of. Guy it was good I mean two. Runs in nine innings. Obviously, this, court late in the game was good The blue single by Grosman put. Us in a hanging bring them, on but. Overall two runs for ninety basis women more than, the ones we're gonna lose Boston will of course get a chance to prove their. Boss right. Tonight game two of the series at seven ten red hot Chris. Sale on the mound for Boston again just after seven o'clock for that opening. Pitch off the field Brandon workman back on the shuttle. To Pawtucket the release down to make room. For Nathan of all de will make his debut for Boston on Sunday elsewhere the Yankees two additions yesterday they picked up a game on the socks after. A, seven two win over. Kansas City they also traded for left handed starter, j, half from, Toronto is an. All-star this season New York did suffer a big loss though slugger, Aaron judge, out for up to three weeks chipped. A bone in his right wrist last night. Other baseball news, cubs acquired. Left handed starter Cole, hamels from Texas he's going to be a free. Agent at the. End of the year day two of training camp today for the. Patriots in Foxborough walk-throughs in practice will, take place this morning Celtics. News Kyrie Irving. Says he'll, easily be back in time. For, training camp as he recovers from left knee Surgery the comments come from team USA workouts out in Las Vegas where he is a member of the roster In golf Robert Garrett goes takes the first. Round lead. At the Canadian Open nine hundred sixty three Kirk Triplett leads the, senior, British, Open in the LPGA it's Tiffany Joe who leads the Scottish Open Chris pharma WBZ sports just say hey Alexa play. WBZ NewsRadio an iheartradio to get local news on WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty WBZ news time seven forty three Check of traffic and weather together on this Friday. Morning the Subaru retailers of women. All wheel drive traffic on the threes how we're looking at. Their Chris fantastic to the. West you're doing very well on the mass turnpike making you way for four ninety five right into one twenty eight from there it's a little bit slow through Newton keep. In mind the lane restrictions on the. Pike over the app project won't happen until later tonight it'll be down to. Two lanes in either direction. For now everything's fine through that stretch also out to the. West four ninety five looking good. As you make your way up by the. Pike up by route two four ninety five northbound a little bit slow just a minor pocket for, your there you clear up north on ninety three, and four ninety, five where they meet they both look good route three is a little bit. Slow by route one twenty nine let's check in now with Kristin Eck up in the Mafa insurance. Copter Chris if you're on ninety three southbound heading into town that. Hangs up before you get to Bedford square slow going from there down toward. The lower. Deck Tobin bridge inbound his backed up on the Chelsea side of, the, bridge, over in east Boston the Ted Williams tunnel westbound is backed up into the airport and the Sumner tunnel is Back to the airport roadway crested Aqaba insurance copter visa easy ride. For you route three getting to the. Split in Braintree net continues that way up the expressway until you. Get to granted it does slow. Down a little bit before granted up to Columbia road southbound. A little bit slow getting. By mass ABC couple of pockets down past the gas tank and then you free up next update is at seven fifty three WBZ's traffic on the threes time to check. The four day AccuWeather forecast with Elliot. Abrams or do they started with areas of fog overall partly sunny warm and. Humid today the high temperature. Eighty seven partly cloudy tonight warm and humid there could be. A shower thunderstorms possible seventy four. Tomorrow humid with times of clouds and sun. China shower thunderstorm spas high eighty three degrees and Sunday mostly sunny less humid high eighty four Monday, mixture of clouds and sunshine high eighty three I'm, AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot, Abrams WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty currently seventy two degrees under partly cloudy skies in. Boston After a decades long search some missing chapters have been found to a noted autobiography Deb has that story just.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Channel our washington bureau chief how are you good to see you sean never ends in terms of this it seems to come out of the blue and it just shows i think that people like myself that have been warning that muller's on a witch hunt and there's no stopping him in all these indications he's thrown out there that he wants us to end is a crock well sean i have a source familiar with the investigation telling me that that story is true that he was not just michael cohen's office in new york that was rated but he's a part in his personal apartment as well the fbi looking for records as you mentioned so i can confirm that number one number two i mean as a reporter i won't call it a witch on us you know what i would say is that i think that what this is pointing to is something that you and others have said many many times going back to the beginning of the mueller investigation which is look it started out as an investigation of of alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign and a lot of people were warning a year ago or or longer that this was going to morph into something else and the fact that you now have this story in which sources are telling us that it was a referral from robert muller's office the special counsel who again is supposed to be investigating collusion between russia and the trump campaign that now might be referring something about stormy daniels and the payment or other matters that we simply we don't know yet all of the facts i think is going to raise a lot of eyebrows about where this investigation is headed stay right there at henry let me bring an attorney david shown who's still with us david for me from my standpoint on the president's defense team at this point i'm looking at this and saying all right this is now become such a stretch too far so far from an original mandate eight that now this is just outright intimidation and it seems that muller's intentions are go wherever he can possibly go because he never found trump russia collusion let's take them down any way we can and that tells me that.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Channel our washington bureau chief how are you good to see sean never ends in terms of this it seems to come out of the blue and it just shows i think that people like myself that have been warning that muller's on a witch hunt and there's no stopping him in all these indications these thrown out there that he wants us to end is a crock well sean i have a source familiar with the investigation telling me that that story is true that he was not just michael cohen's office in new york that was rated but his apart his personal apartment as well the fbi looking for records as you mentioned so i can confirm that number one number two i mean as a reporter i won't call it a witch on his you know what i would say is that i think that what this is pointing two is something that you and others have said many many times going back to the beginning of the molar investigation which is look it started out as an investigation of of alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign and a lot of people were warning a year ago or or longer this was going to morph into something else and the fact that you now have this story in which sources are telling us that it was a referral from robert muller's office the special counsel who can is supposed to be investigating collusion between russia and the trump campaign that now might be referring something about stormy daniels and the payment or other matters that we simply we don't know yet all the facts i think is going to raise a lot of eyebrows about where this investigation to senate stay right there at henry let me bring an attorney david shown who's still with us david for me from my standpoint from on the president's defense team at this point i'm looking at this and say all right this is now become such a stretch too far so far from an original mandate that now this is just outright intimidation and it seems that muller's intentions are to go wherever he can possibly go because he never found trump russia collusion let's take him down any way we can and that.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on AP News
"Available on kindle look and i books ap radio news i'm ed donahue tensions are building as the us in allies decide what to do about a suspected chemical attack in syria the ap saga megani is at the white house the president tweets russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at syria get ready russia because they will be coming nice and new and smart the president did not detail what a strike might entail or whether they'd be us missiles the administration's been working with allies like britain and france on a possible joint military response ready to provide military option to appropriate pentagon chief jim mattis did not answer when asked about the president apparently telegraphing military action in syria asked in moscow about the tweet the kremlin spokesman said russia does not engage in twitter diplomacy saga megani at the white house speaker paul ryan announced he is not running for reelection ap washington bureau chief julie pace reports ryan will have company as he walks out the door republicans are racking up a pretty impressive number of retirements heading into the november elections they're just above forty now with paul ryan and another member saying that they're going to leave that is extraordinarily and it really has republicans worried because members are essentially in a lot of competitive states choosing to just step aside rather than risk running and and losing paul ryan was also asked about president trump's recent tweets about the russia investigation and whether special counsel robert muller will be fired i have no reasonably that that's going to happen i have assurances that's not because i've been talking to people in the white house about it tearful accuser confronted bill cosby in court over allegations he knocked her out in molested her more than thirty years ago the judge denied the defense request for a mistrial a new study says global warming is likely slowing and weakening the main atlantic ocean circulation former house speaker john boehner says he has a change of heart on marijuana and will.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Channel of washington bureau chief how are you good sean never ends in terms of this it seems to come out of the blue and it just shows i think that people like myself that have been warning that muller's on a witch hunt and there's no stopping him and all these indications he's thrown out there that he wants us to end is a crock well sean i have a source familiar with the investigation telling me that that story is true that it was not just michael cohen's office in new york that was rated but his apart his personal apartment as well the fbi looking for records as you mentioned so i can confirm that number one number two i mean as a reporter i won't call it a witch hunt is you know what i would say is that i think that what is is pointing to is something that you and others have said many many times going back to the beginning of the molar investigation which is look it started out as an investigation of of alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign and a lot of people wanting a year ago or or longer this was going to morph into something else and the fact that you now have this story in which sources are telling us that it was a referral from robert muller's office the special counsel who again is supposed to be investigating collusion between russia and the trump campaign that now might be referring something about stormy daniels and the payment or other matters that we simply we don't know yet all of the facts i think is going to raise a lot of eyebrows about where this investigation to senate stay right there at henry let me bring an attorney david schoneman who's still with us david for me from my standpoint if i'm on the president's defense team at this point i'm looking at this and say all right this is now become such a stretch too far so far from an original mandate that now this is just outright intimidation and it seems that muller's intentions are to go wherever he can possibly go because he never found trump russia collusion let's take him down any way we can and that.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on WRVA
"Channel our washington bureau chief how are you good to see you sean never ends in terms of this it seems to come out of the blue and it just shows i think that people like myself that have been warning that muller's on a witch hunt and there's no stopping him and all these indications he's thrown out there that he wants us to end is a crock well sean i have a source familiar with the investigation telling me that that story is true that it was not just michael cohen's office in new york that was rated but his apart his personal apartment as well the fbi looking for records as you mentioned so i can confirm that number one number two i mean as a reporter i won't call it a witch hunt is you know what i would say is that i think that what this is pointing to is something that you and others have said many many times going back to the beginning of the modern investigation which is look it started out as an investigation of of alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign and a lot of people wanting a year ago or or longer this was going to morph into something else and the fact that you now have this story in which sources are telling us that it was a referral from robert muller's office the special counsel who again is supposed to be investigating collusion between russia and the trump campaign that now might be referring something about stormy daniels and the payment or other matters that we simply we don't know yet all of the facts i think is going to raise a lot of eyebrows about where this investigation to senate stay right there at henry let me bring an attorney david shown who's still with us david for me from my standpoint on the president's defense team at this point i'm looking at this and saying all right this is now become such a stretch too far so far from an original mandate that now this is just outright intimidation and it seems that muller's intentions are go wherever he can possibly go because he never found trump russia collusion let's take him down any way we can and that tells me that.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Channel in washington bureau chief how are you good sean never ends in terms of this it seems to come out of the blue and it just shows i think that people like myself that have been warning that muller's on a witch hunt and there's no stopping him in all these indications these thrown out there that he wants us to end is a crock well sean i have a source familiar with the investigation telling me that that story is true that he was not just michael cohen's office in new york that was rated but he's a part his personal apartment as well the fbi looking for records as you mentioned so i can confirm that number one number two i mean as reporter i won't call it a witch on his you know what i would say is that i think what this is pointing to is something that you and others have said many many times going back to the beginning of the modern investigation which is look it started out as an investigation of alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign and a lot of people were wanting a year ago or or longer that this was going to morph into something else and the fact that you now have this story in which sources are telling us that it was a referral from robert muller's office a special counsel who is supposed to be investigating collusion between russia and the trump campaign that now might be referring something about stormy daniels and the payment or other matters that we simply we don't know yet all the facts i think is going to raise a lot of eyebrows about where this investigation the senate stay right there at henry let me bring an attorney david shown louie who's still with us david for me from my standpoint if i'm on the president's defense team at this point i'm looking at this and saying all right this is now become such a stretch too far so far from an original mandate that now this is just outright intimidation and it seems that muller's intentions are to go wherever he can possibly go because he never found trump russia collusion let's take him down any way we can and that.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The program really talking about how baby boomers might actually be impacting the wage data were saying from the jobs reports lately we will talk with steve goldstein the washington bureau chief for marketwatch about this data sort of like a data how can i describe it for you it's a little bit of a misnomer that everybody's getting a pay raise these days some people are some people aren't end retirements from baby boomers might have an impact also coming up materially will on this first full day of spring talk to dr john rhoden who is director of national audubon society about vert watching and birds a little something like to get going today and we're also going to be wandering the developments from austin this morning and a full wrap up the election throughout the morning vic will have all of that in the news and sports and all the rest of it coming up on the opening bell this morning but i on the wgn associated bank market desk futures are pointing downward this morning toward the lower open on wall street dow futures are off twenty six points nasdaq futures are off nearly twenty five points round the rest of the world this morning markets generally lower in europe with footsie off nearly a half a percent they can't his off almost third and in asia this morning mixed market is well the nikkei off ninety nine points which is about a half a percent the hang sang is off about a half a percent the shanghai is off a quarter and this morning oil is at sixty three forty two up a dollar thirty six of barrel here's some stories we're watching for you this morning a british parliamentary committee is somebody facebook ceo mark zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news has thirty step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections their request comes amid the reports that a uk company used facebook data to help the trump campaign when the two thousand sixteen presidential election the company cambridge analytica has been accused of improperly using that information that involves more than fifty million facebook profiles denies wrongdoing but the firm's board yesterday voted to suspend the ceo alexander knicks pending an independent investigation nordstrom says it standing by out talks with family members of the.
"washington bureau chief" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Is the washington bureau chief for the associated press romesh for neuro is a senior editor at the national review were also joined by ron brown's steven lead senior editor at the atlantic and a cnn senior political analyst and as klein is the founder and editor at large of vox dot com ramesh we start with you the tax cut this looks like it's going to passage and signed by the president so big win for the president what's your take on it it's not just a big win for the president is his only major legislative win so far and i think that is the thing that led to it's happening because republicans were just desperate to get something across the finish line and be able to tell people that they've accomplished something while in office so i think it is a big accomplishment does achieves several longstanding republican goals particularly bringing down that corporate tax rate which is what this entire bill is designed around run how does it shakeout in terms of the effects of this do you think you know normally passing a tax cut is like playing tennis without a neck in terms of the public reaction people like this tax cut is facing two to one opposition in polling sixty percent of americans and queenie p acts that it would benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class which is pretty tough language and their reasons for that i mean it will increase the deficit by at least a trillion in the most optimistic after estimates after growth it puts most of its benefits 62 percent by some estimates into the top 1 percent and all of the studies have shown that will have relatively limited impact on accelerating growth but then i don't think is the reason why it is at risk because it departs from earlier tax bills in raising taxes on sir targets people who live in big cities people in who live in blue states it cuts taxes for alternative energy while preserving them for oil and gas in many ways is.