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Maryland police officer charged with murder in killing of handcuffed man
"A local police officer is charged this morning with murder in the shooting death of a handcuffed man in custody and WTOP has learned that prince George's county police corporal Michael and junior has barely been involved with two earlier shootings one of them deadly according to authorities on the night of December seventeenth twenty eleven and saw a man lying on the side of the road not far from Kaplan park been pointed a gun at the officer and fearing for his own life Owen shot thirty five year old Rodney Deron Edwards of land over several times we hear Edwards was taken to a local hospital pronounced dead alone was placed on administrative leave at the time in accordance with the department's policy now more on Monday shooting the WTO he's on when Liz Anderson this hour I am able to come to our community and offer you a reasonable explanation for the events that occurred prince George's county police chief hangs down once he says the shooting death of forty three year old William Howard green of southeast DC was a crime corporal Michael when is charged with second degree murder voluntary and involuntary manslaughter first degree assault and a firearms charge in green staff one has been with the department for ten years he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon now before the shooting in and another officer went to check out a traffic accident around seven twenty Monday night your Saint Barnabas road and Winston St witnesses told them green hit their car so the offices approached him they took green from his car handcuffed him and then put him in the front of once cruiser they thought he was high on something while waiting for a drug expert to arrive home and sat on the driver's side then a short time later green was shot seven times the officers took green from the car to provide medical aid he was taken to the hospital but died a short
Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death
"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going
"william howard" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"The Pulitzer prize winning no ordinary time. Subtitle, Franklin and Eleanor in the home. Mm, front and World War Two. She then earned the Lincoln prize for the runaway bestseller team of rivals. And for those of you who don't recognize that book title, you might recognize it as the basis for Steven Spielberg's, award-winning film Lincoln, and she then won the Carnegie medal for the bully pulpit. The chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her newest book is leadership in turbulent times, and I love this book because it goes all the way back to the very beginning and looks at how the four presidents. She studied most closely, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Theodore Roosevelt FDR and BJ how they found their footing goes all the way back to their first entry into public life, and we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, uncertainty, fear, and hope. How did they establish themselves as leaders? What did other people recognize in them? But also. How did they manage their lives day today? How did they get to sleep? Where there any tricks that they used any social conventions or rituals that they used to maintain composure. In the hardest of times, we dig into all of that and as such, we get all sorts of tidbits and life lessons from not just ORs. We talk about her life as well. But these presidents she has studied so in-depth. And with that, I had a blast with this episode and let's get right to it. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Doris Kerns Goodwin..
"william howard" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Nother englishman arrives of great significance early in the war his name is william howard russell he's known as russell of the crimea he is the great foreign correspondent for the london times which amanda has this wonderful detail that only had a circulation of sixty five thousand but every one of them was important so howard ross william howard russell arrives and he has this wonderful description of lincoln as a shabby undertaker did the times right away decide that the north was in trouble no it didn't people people actually at the very beginning and this is the british government we're very inclined to support the nose you have to remember that the world to see the cotton states is pretty much the world to see the saudis today that the cotton states rich because of one thing but otherwise that's that's the civilization that society was an anathema to people it was based on slavery and that wasn't how the rest of the civilized world operated and so there was actually a lot of tension between the south and person on the south felt that i was always giving lectures on how about slavery and how that was wrong so the very beginning of the war doc was on the defensive and rather than trying to make friends with prisoners it announced that there was going to be a coffin embargoes and it was good to turn the spigot off deprive push novus calls an economic meltdown and that would force the british to recognize an independent because the tentative was national bankruptcy one more detail before we plunge into the war lions was the british minister he wasn't called embassador they only had three embassador in those days was the french ambassador i imagine them doing a lot of tuck cutting and french when they when they spoke of lincoln and seward is that a fair gas yeah i guess messier the french really didn't have all that great english and it caused all kinds of problems during the war when he would be speaking to the secretary of state william henry suid they would totally misunderstand each other whereas of course lines but french that makes things easier lions was very worried about must be an impact the whole the whole french attitude which is much more inclined to support the confederacy whereas lines was never ever deigned to support the confederacy north until he died because he was such a fervent abolitionist any hated slavery and that was why he was so upset when he discovered the sewage policy was so mistaken suid i believe her kind of mini breakdown off to lincoln became president it's so upset everything that suet had believed in an have expected but he kind of went crazy and he believed that first of all he has to try and take control from lincoln and when he couldn't do that he had to somehow rescue the situation himself and in his belief he thought that he could reunite the north and south together if he started a foreign war and there was only one common enemy and that was britain and so he tried literally to start a war with person in the belief that this would reunite the north in the south and if it didn't they would be easy to win because they'd want all the other american will be out of what was previously the book is a world on fire britain's crucial role in the american civil war amanda form and when we come back gettysburg and the dramatic moments of the summer of sixty three i'm john batchelor.
"william howard" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Wanted fugitive in the air force has was anyway was william howard hughes junior he was apprehended yesterday i guess or or the the other day in daly city at his home he disappeared in nineteen eightythree after returning from a trip in europe he was stationed in another netherlands he was based at kirtland air force base in new mexico and albuquerque he went missing like i said in july of nineteen eighty three in december of eighty three the air force listed him as deserted as a deserter however his family believed he was abducted by the russians maybe because he had some top secret clearances and so we had a lot of radar surveillance information he was big into space launch technology rocket launch technology and when the when the few rockets exploded on the launching pads in eighty five eighty six and when the challenger exploded there was spec relation by some investigators that hughes had something to do with that because he might have been selling secrets to the russians and then sabotage our space program that's nothing is official and when i asked the air force office of special investigations about that they said he is a deserter and that's how they're classifying them right now and he's being held at travis air base at this moment where i you you just laid out quite a story there there's going to be no doubt they need to movie about this so maybe cooper type thing man this is really something else it it is it is that someone with that level of security clearance that top secret security clearance could go missing like that the last they saw him in eighty three he went to nineteen different bank branches albuquerque and withdrew twenty eight thousand five hundred dollars and then fell off the face of the earth they could not find him anywhere and when they found him through a passport fraud investigation he he was confronted with some inconsistencies and he said yeah okay my name is really william howard used junior i left the air force in nineteen eighty three i'm the guy when they asked him why he said he was depressed he wanted to leave so you gotta remember keep in mind always that these people that we grant these high level clearances to our human beings right and they have their shortcomings yeah and no doubt.
"william howard" Discussed on KGO 810
"Oh eight set news update news time is six thirty one i'm kim mcallister and for nikki medoro president donald trump is predicting that he north korean leader kim jong un we'll have a terrific relationship as they meet face to face for the first time after meeting kim trump said he's feeling really great and that we're going to have a great discussion and terrific relationship kim said through an interpreter was not easy to get here and that there were obstacles that were overcome to be here residents of daly city neighborhood said they say they were shocked to learn that a man accused of deserting the force thirty five years ago was living among them say william howard hughes was quiet pleasant and always wore a san francisco giants cap hughes had a top security clearance when he disappeared he was arrested last week a man shot by police in san francisco on saturday is in pretty bad shape oliver bar santa's was shot while running from police in the city's north beach area turns out not the first time he's taken on gunfire from authorities according to the chronicle he was previously shot by police in two thousand twelve after allegedly pulling a tech nine assault pistol on plainclothes officers and the city's mission district officials on hawaii's big island are letting some people back into their homes and scaling down emergency operations they say lava is flowing into the ocean on a path that is not threatening new areas civil defense officials say fewer workers are needed to staff a twenty four hour operation center and they're now reducing checkpoint you don't find many things in the world that are literally unstoppable by man but lava is one of them you can do although what was that movie was called volcano and they directed lava by using concrete you know the freeway barriers john's right that was in the movies it's not real i don't think they do sure acting lava all right so we've got to play the sound again and again and and and see if you can tell me the part that makes you laugh.
California, Nato and Soviet Union discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Zero six nine am seven forty kcbs it's nine twenty three and air force captain's being held on desertion charges at travis air force base what makes this case unusual is that william howard hughes junior disappeared thirty five years ago and just turned up last week he allegedly created a false identity and has been living in california all this time hughes reportedly told authorities he was depressed about being in the air force when he failed to return from vacation in europe back in one thousand nine hundred eighty three the radar surveillance specialists had a top security clearance at the time and was involved in classified planning and analysis of nato's cold war control command and communications systems there was a major investigation when he first vanished his family was afraid he'd been abducted and there was some speculation in military circles that he had defected to the soviet union with highly classified information it's nine twenty four and time for a check with super micro intel money desk here's jason stanton tesla is preparing to release new software august that will provide updates to enable full self driving features elon musk said in a tweet that date autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety and with tesla version nine it will begin to enable full self driving features shares and tesla.
Sun Country flight to Vegas forgets all passengers' luggage
"Airline bringing a plane full of passengers to las vegas for got some important cargo abc sharon reed explains when sun country airlines flight one seventeen arrived in las vegas from minneapolis saint paul thursday night something was missing none of the luggage checked by the one hundred sixty eight passengers on board made the flight passengers got their luggage the following day sun countries says it's refunding baggage fees and offering a fifty dollar voucher this is abc news
Air Force Arrests Fugitive Officer Who Evaded Authorities For 35 Years
"Jodie foster action thriller hotel artists with christopher watson abc news thirty five years after william howard he's junior disappeared from kirtland air force base in new mexico where he had a top security clearance he's been found the air force office of special investigations said he was apprehended last week at home in california part of a probe in his false identity he's been charged with desertion he's being held at travis air force base in california thirty say there's no indication he leaked any classified information an airline bringing a plane full of passengers to las vegas for got some important cargo abc sharon reed explains when sun country airlines flight one seventeen arrived in las vegas from minneapolis saint paul thursday night something was missing none of the luggage checked by the one hundred sixty eight passengers on board made the flight passengers got their luggage the following day sun countries says it's refunding baggage fees and offering a fifty dollar voucher this is abc news komo news time is.
"william howard" Discussed on WLOB
"Two six as we get to some calls i i would take note of the president who followed teddy roosevelt he was only a one termer probably it was a better chief justice of the supreme court than he was a ah president but certainly he did one thing all three hundred pounds of it that makes him an essential part of a book titled the president's and the pastime what was that curt smith well in fact he we go from tr who loathes the sport to william howard taft who loved it and who inaugurated the rite of spring known is throwing out the very first first pitch which is a a relic a right if you would that that really should be practiced by every american president donald trump who is somehow manage to absent himself from each of his two opening days and i would hope that he would reconsider that particularly since and i know we'll we'll talk about him later on but he's a great baseball fan and who'd have played major league baseball which surprises many people but william howard taft and you mentioned his his considerable he wanted to be a pitcher he had pitched amateur baseball in the eighteen eighties he wanted to pitch in the majors he settled for being president and i would ask anybody who who remembers television in the in the nineteen sixties to think of the great jackie gleason show and a recall a character from that show reginald van gleason the third top hat details the mustache race fullest gazelle all three hundred pounds of him that was william howard taft here is in nineteen o nine and he's watching his first big league match and the washington post says the game was interrupted by cheering which spread from the grandstand of the bleachers as a crowd recognize the president of course to which i would suggest that is wait was hard to miss x so the next year taft from the very first game throws out the first pitch and they had to give him basically make room for two seats for william howard taft because he encompassed both but from then on it really made opening day a very special occasion and anyone who has lived in washington as you have or rocking denies the niche of of washington and and the base and rabbi understands what that means.
Trump commends crew, passengers on Southwest Flight 1380 for "tremendous bravery"
"Being held without bail that's all county cops looking for clues about a man found stabbed to death in hempstead police received a call to warner and pennsylvania avenues where they found the victim at around four thirty tuesday morning no details about this guy released other than he was pronounced dead at the hospital in east meadow short time later president trump hailing the actions of those aboard the flight from laguardia made an emergency landing after an engine explosion last month i'm honored to have the heroic crew and passengers of southwest lady thirteen eighty at the white house today the flight was heading from new york to dallas but made an emergency landing in philadelphia in an oval office meeting the president credited captain tabby joe schultz for saving lives noting she was a groundbreaking navy fighter pilot drew from years of training and safety the land plane the president says the true and passengers all showed great character and bravery he mourned the death of jennifer reardon who died of injuries suffered after sheba's partially sucked out a window throws saga megani you've probably seen his movies and now there's a brand new view through the eyes of a famous director in the exhibit entitled through a different lens you can see how stanley kubrick's cinematic genius evolved so he was a seventeen year old kid from the bronx you were still at william howard taft high school when he started working for look magazine and he worked covering the new york city streets that's whitney don houser director of the museum of the city of new york which is showing these iconic black and white city scenes from the forties and fifties this is a boy a shoeshine boy where he followed the shoeshine boy around for a day exhibit also includes the photo essays that were published in look magazine juliet papa ten ten wins on fifth avenue wins news time went away facebook looking to introduce a feature for people who are looking for love the company had nnounced the new dating feature at its annual developers conference f eight facebook ceo mark zuckerberg said users will not be matched with people they already know want to be clear that we have designed this with privacy and safety in.
Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 15 -- live updates
"Toronto van attack this is the four thirty report i'm troy adams breaking now people were injured in farming and a few years back another individual was run over as well so all four people were victims and passed away toronto police say that at least ten people have died following a van attack on a busy street more in an update from abc news ten fifteen injured after a van barrel down pedestrians on the busiest street in toronto the van was going quite fast witnesses here have said and anyone in its path was mowed down why toronto police chief mark saunders still doesn't know there's nothing that we have on on on him right now though not previously known to police the van driver twenty five year old alex minassian of ontario appears to have deliberately toppled people one after the other canadian authorities said there's no apparent connection to terrorism it was all of twenty six minutes from the time it started to the time the driver was take taken into custody aaron katersky abc news toronto menasian will appear in court in the morning west mac leaves in his richmond hill neighbourhood of toronto this is our first great tragedy of this kind in the toronto area and try will never be the same again the white house issued a statement of sympathy and support candidates prime minister justin trudeau will discuss the attack in the morning sharon reed abc news now the latest traffic and weather together the on southbound seventy one the left lane is closed due to a roadwork between william howard taft road and the lytle tunnel other than that we're not seeing any major lazer accidents on tri state highways at this hour just a few wet roads out there if you see any issues give us a call for two one six three nine seven now forecast from the exergen temporal scanner weather center and iheartradio station tonight.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"Great note to end on to pay tribute attached remarkable children his daughter helen taft becomes president of bryn mawr incredibly distinguished scholar of history another son charley taft is mr cincinnati the repeated governor of cincinnati the robert taft is mr republican the most influential senator of the twentieth century who becomes the leader of the 'isolation est wing of the republican party in contrast to is in our and the more internationalist wing tafs greatest legislative achievement is the taft hartley act which forbids secondary boycotts that is boy cots by against all who do business with a company that's being boycotted in the first instance and secondary boycotts had been the crusade william howard taft opposed both as a judge and as president and finally chief justice and there's a complete poetic symmetry in the idea that his son forbade them in federal law but it so in that sense the son was directly inspired by the father just as william howard taft had been inspired by his own father so the taft family really has this beautiful gacy filial piety and also electoral achievement from father to son to grandson adapt to great grandson and the overwhelming legacy is that of public service and of devotion to country above party and another reason to admire the tafs in these polarize times jeff it's been a great pleasure to talk to you about the book almost as great as it was to read the book so i suggest that that you all do that and then tell your friends about it as well thanks for writing it thank you so much for coming to see and thanks to all of you.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"Underappreciated talent further vindicating your you had that's the right agit of the most under appreciated constutional figure since george mason following up on your reference to the chamber of commerce there's an observation here that taft was influenced by william sumner who taught view of economics that we would describe as laissez faire nearly like an payan round what did the founders madison and so on say about too little structure and too much chaos of his lese fair before the founders say taff did study with if not sumner social darwinist at yale who took that position but at his yale commencement address he said society has moved beyond the extreme fair attitude and now recognizes the need for antigen government to meet the needs of society so he was neither a extreme libertarian nora anything like a big government progressive he was a pragmatist who believe in liberty and that's why he said the goal of government is to be as efficient as possible while meeting the needs of the people and preserving liberty so that was his view what were the founders i you can do this better than i but you know ranging from the libertarianism of jefferson to the monarchism of hamilton the republicanism of madison there was a sophisticated mix among the framers but none were libertarians in sumner sense and to learn more go check out the scrape downstairs i have to get your train so this is the last question enough to i think how did taft life influence the career of his son robert taft kim senator majority leader.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"I have an idea but i don't want to keep jinx myself by revealing it so let take thank you okay all right to keep aren't keeping your shouldn't say maybe someone little siamese something else and all i will i'll think long thank you more questions okay thank you someone is collecting more i don't know okay okay all right mrs g baker from iowa city rights interesting president taft ever express any opinions on lincoln's presidency and how he went about freeing the slaves and to recognize our nation's racist heritage taft was a devotee of quality and african american calling of affonso taft to afonso left his law library inscribe something to judge taff the only man of his time we're actually believed in the equality of african americans and taft committed to that principle he supported african americans who were on strike and he did not share the racial prejudice woodrow wilson for example who has shameful legacy but taft on lincoln was mostly taft was devoted to lincoln as are most constitutional president and he was so impressed that lincoln always insistent on constitutional justification even for his extra constitutional actions taft notes in our chief magistrates powers that will link it although lincoln suspended the rid of habeas corpus which congress gives the power to do because of the exigency of wartime lincoln insisted on going back to congress once the emergency past and convincing congress to endorse his suspension so taft gave that as an example of how lincoln always acted within the constitution as much as exigency allowed and i think he was inspired by lincoln's constitutional sample.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"You close the book with a very eloquent several pages coda that reflects on taps story in a contemporary setting several things you've said tonight clearly resonate with our immediate environment some people recognize that as you as you went and you say that that limited government democratic deliberation checks and balances of rule of law vigorous restrained a constrained presidency of presidency courts and congress all vigorous but constrained by the constitution are increasing have increasing appeal in the current environment and you say that's true of conservatives of the battalions progressives what's the ovens for that look at this wonderful crowd here at the national constitution center coming hungrily to educate themselves about civil dialogue and constitutional discourse and i think because they're saying so that my friends on the progressive side are criticizing the current president in precisely the same terms that my friends on the conservative and libertarian side criticized president obama namely that president rules by executive order is heedless of constitutional constraints and makes direct appeals to the people in order to invent the constitution poses a danger to our constitutional order any citizen who lives online and reads the blogs and watches television knows that public discourse is not living up to the madison ian ideals of thoughtful deliberation and public reason and when one reads taft about the necessity of promoting reason over passion and slowing down.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"Was precipitated the impeachment of andrew johnson johnson was impeached for violating the tenure of office act which tried to constrain the president from firing subordinates including the secretary of war without congressional consent johnson did it anyway he was impeached and narrowly acquitted and taft in this opinion says the judgement of history has been the tenure of office act unconstitutionally restricted the president's power to fire his subordinates establishing the principle of a unitary executive who has but discretion over the officers he appoints tafs decision was questioned during the new deal by justice brandeis who said that congress does have the power to set up quasi independent agencies like the federal trade commission that can't be fired and in the reagan administration the court of held congress's power to create independent prosecutors can't be fired this issue may soon be back before the supreme court but taft has become a hero for devotees of the unitary executive both the line conservative who believe in a strong presidency with control over these brand of course the the tenure authorization for appointment of independent counsels expired the congress in light of the experience chose not to renew i don't think it was any sentiment really to renew it none at all democrats had enough of it during the clinton years there some perhaps changing too and i won't ask you to apply about an issue that may come before you but there is a bill pending in congress oh sponsored by senator coons and others that would restrain the president from firing the special prosecutor and its constitutionality might come before the court and if it does taft myers opinion would be relevant once again president lincoln spent a long night in the white house convincing republican senators not to pass a law that would give turn your tenure of office to his war cabinet.
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"Getting money to build the judicial conference and he was passionate about it i guess he felt that his role wasn't constrained in the way that it was president but let me ask you 'cause you'd have a better sense was that appropriate for him to lobby the congress that way i think it was maybe it's just the it's been the norm ever since it hasn't been a lot to lobby for there was a long time when the judges were loving for a pay increase because they hadn't had one eighteen years or something and the juju two justices lately it's been for years now justices kennedy and briar goto the hearing for the the annual budget by any budget i guess it's annual in the congress and make the case presenting the budget for the entire judiciary that seems to me entirely appropriate and they're subject to questioning about that administrative matter nothing else so i mean in a way it's easy to see opportunistic i mean he looks into article too and says i can't interfere with the congress i can't try to alter their deliberations and in article three now he's jewish area looks endowed ical three which is very brief and decides he can do it yes but the at least the theoretical justification for it would be the madison ian one namely his vision of the president deriving power from the constitution and not from the people constrains the president to engage in popular leadership because the fear is that will make.
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"Elevate charles evans hughes he elevates of justice white not not byron white your sister cynical strategic so strategic it's such an amazing story he's as you say he's but he's got to appoint a chief justice and he says when he signs the commission it's an irony that i urine so much to be chiefs should be signing the commission of one who will take my place was very transparent about his thoughts is about two point charles evans hughes as a young dynamo governor of new york will go on to run for president and alarmingly will probably outlive taft so taft calls hughes from the white house when choosing on his way dressing for the interview and calls off the interview and instead he appoints edward douglass white a sixty five year old southern democrat whose only qualification for this bewildering appointment is that he's likely to die time for taft to take his place so points white chief justice sir about ten years in goes on but he refuses to expire and taft is constantly checking in on stop by in washington how you doing are you feeling you know to like a little more cheese and white just perseveres and shows no signs of retiring to test distress happily for taft white unexpectedly drops dead of heart attack right at the moment when taft is beginning to despair and then president harding has to appoint a replacement and then there's this tense moment when harding dithering and he's thinking of appointing someone else and thankfully for taft he's enjoying a bipartisan revival of popularity both because we'll sony internationalist like his support of international courts and his role during the war revive's his pro labor credentials and faces his reputation as the father of injunctions so he's nominated by harding and confirmed by overwhelming majority and what an amazing fulfillment of this lifelong dream ever since his father when he was in his youth and told him to be chief justice greater to be president.
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"Velde a suit against standard oil which roosevelt had blessed as president and roosevelt believe taft had tacitly endorsed too but by bringing the suit taft embarrassed roosevelt deeply because it suggests that roosevelt had been duped by blessing a merger to placate jp morgan who he thought was saving the country during the crash of nineteen hundred seven and roosevelt's sister baiming roosevelt said taff original never forgave half for bringing the suit but taft believe that the law required and that's why he did it and that combined with a few other firings sever their relationship so judge ginsburg is one of the most distinguished antitrust experts in america you ton antitrust law school and you've had many important cases about it who's view of antitrust was more persuasive well i think frankly i would side with taft here the the regulatory approach is ultimately of expressed in the creation in nineteen fourteen of the federal trade commission more or less along the lines of you just describe for the proposed bureau corporations and if you see the building outside the the ftc in washington there is someone strong figure is big sculpture in concrete of restraining what would seem to be a wild horse which is business or maybe it's a pair of horses quite dramatic so anyway the litigator approach strikes me as having been much more productive over the years the ftc is from time to time taking more regulatory approach that's out of favor gun now because of a lot of untold consequences when government agency becomes a regulator without a specific mandate from the congress what how to regulate it what exactly to do when i was the justice department running the trust division we we were ministering the decree involving the breakup of at and t we had the judge greenwood get a petition from one of the broken up companies that they want to go into some new business he would ask the department we had a whole staff of people evaluating whether it'd be competitive for them to we were a little a little fcc ftc altogether and it was totally inappropriate role for a law enforcement agency so.
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"Jeff where did he get the idea i mean i don't see the chain of reasoning in article two president executive branch that led him to conclude he could not lobby for his proposals in there's a he after he leaves the presidency delivers a series of lectures at yale which are collected in the great book our chief magistrate and his powers and the fact that he calls the president of chief magistrate sign of limited role which she gets from james madison which views the presidency as a ministerial office responsible for carrying out the will of the majority of congress which was the whig view that prevail at least until andrew jackson and then it was totally transformed by roosevelt and wilson so in our chief magistrates powers just reads the constitution says congress has the power to make the laws and the president to take care of their faithfully executed and i think he's just being a strip construction as well as drawing on this tradition so sofa facing contrary to self interest may be an uneven politically very damaging or limiting i should say what he could accomplish because of that tremendously so he could have done a little bit more lobbying on behalf of the tariff bill and draw some lines in the sand instead by being totally passive he allowed the bill to satisfy no one his compulsive truth telling is also really politically damaging that phrase about the best tariff bill the republican party ever passed was strictly true but incredibly unwise i called it a kinsley gaffe after the great journalist michael kinsley who said in washington a gaffe when a politician tells the truth and ten cent sort of compulsive truth tank telling that that got him into trouble but his biggest political true political asperger's aspirin.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"And have you tell them tell you exactly what they're trying to achieve there's no mystery about what apps vision of the presidency was because he extensively wrote about their volumes of his speeches which i've helpfully condensed down into short pages you can read them too and he runs for president on a constitutional platform he wants to put theodore roosevelt's activists executive orders on firm constitutional grounds he agrees with roosevelt's environmental effort to conserve lands for federal protection and he agrees with roosevelt's platform bringing antitrust suits but he disagrees with the idea that the president can achieve his domestic and foreign policy goals through executive order from there as a result he decides he says the task of the next administration will be to perfect the machinery of government and to put the executive orders on the firm constitutional grounds and that's why has main promise in the campaign of nineteen eight is to persuade congress to lower the protective tariff at the time the republican party is split over tariffs there are revisionists led by progressives who want to lower them because they believe that the protective towers favor eastern manufacturers over western farmers and hurt consumers by raising prices for all their stand pat republican conservatives in congress and the platform is kind of wishy washy and says we commit to a revision of the tower without specifying how much this is so controversial that roosevelt wins out and refuses to engage the tariff battle because he knows it will tear the party apart but taff the principal constitutionalist conservative says in his inaugural address i'm going to call congress into a special session immediately and strictly construing his promise he does exactly that and he calls the special session and the congress people are all waiting for tafs leadership.
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"Tafs final words he can barely speak he also has a sort of stroke and he's carried to the car from union station and and spy figure henry pringle says the occasional darling escaped his lips he's kind of thinking of his wife they were very close but she was a tough customer always withholding approval like father and perhaps that's what spurred him against his instincts to higher and higher achievements i think his closest friend theodore roosevelt a similar relationship trying to be trying to please tr he is he is you say lionize tr idolizes him and is such an effective administrator you were right to note his administrative achievements that tr considers him the indispensable aid and points him secretary of war and he's appointed by mckinley to be governor of the philippines and rose wants him back to be on the supreme court and taft so much wants to print court seat but it's the only administrative task ever successful in and he's so popular in the philippines that when he threatens to leave there's a popular demonstration the filipino people crying out karen moss taft we want taft they're marching in front of the presidential palace they're so appreciative of him for creating an education system and writing a constitution that he will luckily gives up the supreme court seat and roosevelt crossley says all right stay where you are i understand cav you but roosevelt says only i could clone you there could be one could be chief one could be on the court and one can be secretary of war and another could be chief administrator and then there's this great moment in.
"william howard" Discussed on We The People
"And giving portrayal of a whole person a person who hadn't one of the most extraordinary careers in in the course of our history really now when i started reading the book i didn't know a lot about taft s personal life of course we all know that he was lampooned for being our largest president but i knew a little bit about his his work and reform of the federal judiciary which was very important and we'll be with us is still today we'll discuss that but i didn't no doubt that many people here now that having been that he was not only elected to in ohio lower court but that he served has governor the philippines secretary at war president and chief justice of course and some other administrative posts as well he was a brilliant administrator in a way that for very few models very few people that can even since then who can have a claim like that to successful administration so i'd like to let jeff bring out a little bit for you i about his about the man before we delve into his career the careers fascinating but i think we understand it better as you will when you read the book because you do i traverse his his history and education and personality so jeff why don't you tell us a little bit about his relationship with his father william howard taft revered his father alphonso taft afonso taft was one of the founders of the republican party he helped draft the republican platform of eighteen fifty seven which denounced the.