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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:19 min | Last week

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Backwards Explosive Al Franken podcast debate preview with President. Trump and vice president biden. I'd like to go to this report about hundred Biden's computer files that seem to have been passed from the Russians to the president's attorney Rudy Giuliani. Oh. Can you believe that passing off garbage from the Russians to attack my son? It's unconscionable Mr President. You should be Shane this should be ashamed. You should be ashamed. Homeownership is. Al It's all from your Biden's laptop and it's not true. Yes, it is. Really. Not. That should ruiter repair shop six years ago in Kiev while in a drunken blackout and he never picked it up. That's his. That's his fault come on. Here's the deal folks. Here's the deal real deal. The fact is fact number one my son would never leave his laptop anywhere. That's not him by the way that was a gift from me Jill Children. I discussed this. Macro PC number two, Joe, sat a PC Hewlett Packard love that thing number three, an HP pro bowl four, fifty blaming. He would never leave that in a repair shop Wa to break it to you but he did he did an. Album caufield blackout. That's not true. He dropped off that HP for Fifty Donald Trump a great computer off at a computer repair store in Kiev in two thousand thirteen and he picked it up troop. Then when Rudy was in Kiev earlier this year doing his very necessary research on the Biden family corruption in Ukraine Rudy spilled some of his ass he spilled some of. His coffee on his HP for fifty pro book, the Great Computer Pure coincidence, and he took it into the same computer repair shop in a week. Later, total big mix up the old switcheroo rudy as hunters laptop and Rudy opens it up and he finds a treasure trove a treasure trove of information of proof proof that the Biden's are all secretly rich and have lots. Of money all of from China and they just pretend live like poor millionaires. It's all there in the New York. Post everything. He said was not true not true true. The part not true. This part was very worked out very very carefully. Words Joe so worked which reminds me Oh bin Laden's still alive. We took him out sleeping Joe Biden and seal team. Six. Hills ought to cover up that Osama bin. Laden is a leggy blonde living in the mountains of Idaho senator. Senator can I say something I would let you respond to put. WE'RE OUT OF TIME MR vice president. We agreed the cap this at ten minutes but I know everyone's looking forward to Thursday night for the main event filed debate of the two thousand twenty. A campaign just days before Americans go to the polls to choose our next president. You're insane member to vote. That was absolutely..

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Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?

The Al Franken Podcast

02:32 min | Last month

Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?

"Just wrote an article or a informed policy that about the vaccines and about whether we can trust them or not. If one comes out before the election and can we can we? Trust vaccine that comes out say but what would be a good date November I. That's their target date November I. That is not that the trump administration instructed the CDC to instruct every single governor in the United States and territories to be ready for mass distribution and to by October I have. SENT CDC their Master Plan for how they will vaccinate their population for approval, and then actually it out courtesy of a private contracting firm called mckesson on November first. But we saw a real blowback from political leaders and of course, the public generally and the public health community saying wait a second. How in the world? Can you imagine that you're GonNa, have a safe proven effective vaccine in the next fifty plus days. that's just inconceivable and nine major vaccine makers jointly released a statement promising the world that they will not go along with being shoved out the door hastily and that they will indeed do adequate safety and so on, and then Astra Zeneca which had the most promising vaccine. Let it be known that they're stopping their trial temporarily because they've seen a side effect in one of the trial participants will stop and just say ask you how many vaccines are in the research. Pipeline. Well, if you count the ones that are rather dubious from places like Russia and you put them all in the pile, it's close to two hundred are in the pipeline worldwide. There are. Basically, ten leading contenders that the United States government is looking at most of them are made in America, but there's also Astra Zeneca made in in in the UK and a joint American German product that is probably at the front of the line right now jointly made by Pfizer and a German company. There are many many many products out there all in various stages of testing all the way from just in the Lavatory to already in thirty thousand trial subjects in phase three trials

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:25 min | Last month

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We troops really really value those who came on a Uso tour because you didn't have to go rhino under orders you volunteer to go into a war zone you volunteered to go into some of the most heart wrenching situations at Walter, reed on your own will because you cared about us and our troops me being one of them always always hold that a heart an and and just you know we have a special place in our heart for it for USO tour remember. Al Franken Fan before you came through when we met fan in me. But yes, we met you had. I think you had. Was it rush limbaugh is big fat idiot or was it wising lying wires on your bedside table I had been reading lies line liars in Iraq, and when you get good and they sent all your gear back Oh, you get killed up for bid they they spend all your back. They send the basic you know most personal things and I think it my book back. And I was bitching about it to you. and. Then two weeks after you visit you very clearly send me an autograph copy which I have prominently displayed on my shelf. Well meaning you and also go going. Know to Walter Reed was amazingly moving experience for me always, and I remember the first guy I met had a leg missing He was leaning against the wall. I. Said What happened to you and he said well, I came in here for a SEC demy. And the. The sense of humor. Of these guys and when I first started there I don't we've probably discussed all this but I take a picture and then I'd sign it right and I would sign I. Thank you for your service and about the third guy signed it for he said, you know we really don't. Like that 'cause. Just says, thank you for your service and we don't know how much they really mean it. So I kept then I started doing signing pictures. Thank you for being grievously wounded..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:14 min | Last month

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"We troops really really value those who came on a Uso tour because you didn't have to go rhino under orders you volunteer to go into a war zone you volunteered to go into some of the most heart wrenching situations at Walter, reed on your own will because you cared about us and our troops me being one of them always always hold that a heart an and and just you know we have a special place in our heart for it for USO tour remember. Al Franken Fan before you came through when we met fan in me. But yes, we met you had. I think you had. Was it rush limbaugh is big fat idiot or was it wising lying wires on your bedside table I had been reading lies line liars in Iraq, and when you get good and they sent all your gear back Oh, you get killed up for bid they they spend all your back. They send the basic you know most personal things and I think it my book back. And I was bitching about it to you. and. Then two weeks after you visit you very clearly send me an autograph copy which I have prominently displayed on my shelf. Well meaning you and also go going. Know to Walter Reed was amazingly moving experience for me always, and I remember the first guy I met had a leg missing He was leaning against the wall. I. Said What happened to you and he said well, I came in here for a SEC demy. And the. The sense of humor. Of these guys and when I first started there I don't we've probably discussed all this but I take a picture and then I'd sign it right and I would sign I. Thank you for your service and about the third guy signed it for he said, you know we really don't. Like that 'cause. Just says, thank you for your service and we don't know how much they really mean it. So I kept then I started doing signing pictures. Thank you for being grievously wounded..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:56 min | 2 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"I am doing a slow burn over here. That's what I was going. I WanNa know when the president of the United States is going to tell the house to pass this bill and And I'm looking at I'm standing up there and I know that we were twenty votes shy at the time Brown went down in the house people who said, they absolutely would not vote for the Senate bill it didn't have public option the it wasn't generous enough. We were working with Pelosi on an hour hour paces as she was trying to sway these members. Harry Reid, the majority leader was. A party to these Harry was sitting in the front row kind of towing the floor because part of being White House aide is you you are sent to these meetings to take a ritual beating when people are unhappy you are human sacrifice. You're chum thrown in the water and Harry was perfectly content and I love Harry Reid perfectly content to let me take the beating because that was my. My job but I I mean then I started doing a slow burn knowing what was happening I don't know if you remember what is would remember what I said but I said Senator Senator if you have two hundred eighteen votes in the house on a piece of paper in your pocket, I suggest you ankle across the Rotunda and give them to Speaker Pelosi. Because I don't think she has that list. And then the what did I say what I don't remember after that everything blank I remember what I, what I, what did she say? That's the president's job Oh. Yeah. I said that's what the president. Look I completely understood your. Restiveness and that of others you weren't you were a little more overt but you were speaking for a lot of people in that room at the time and I understood that from my standpoint we were doing every freaking thing we could. To try and flip the house, and as soon as we got the signed from Pelosi that she had the votes, we were GonNa do it but we had to give her the room to do what she does, but then you wrote in your book. Something I took incredible. Go. Ahead. you said that Al Franken who had been you know actor or comedian snl comic actor or something like that is a good thing. He just comedy acting because he he couldn't be in a dramatic actor because he was pretending. I don't know if I said pretend to. Say That you better off in comedy than drama. You suggested that I was putting this on. And I was not and by the way later, that night first of all other factors in this is that Obama's chief of Staff rahm Emanuel wanted to bail and go to a lesser package in which case I don't know you would've sobbed for the lesser back I was not I was that was not in for the lesser package I know. But we knew that was up in the air to I knew that, and then also that night that night the night yelled you was the night, the president announced that they were. That's exactly what he was going to do was get the votes in the House that's right. Yeah. It may have been. Yeah and what I wrote you a note do you remember the night? Do I still have the? No, it was your welco. Yes. Yeah. That was it. Yeah. No, I still have. It's a treasured heirloom of mine that I have. In my desk set let's go back to Laura. Yes. Your daughter Lauren because she's so lovely. Yes. I met her met her. Did you had dinner with us?.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

07:03 min | 4 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody I got a really special today. You know for change and this time. This time I really mean it because this is our special fourth of July podcast now normally I guess are either authorities. On certain topics, Jeffrey Toobin Dahlia LIPOIC mccord's Paul, Krugman and Austin Goolsbee on economics sector Lena Win Andy Slaving on the coronavirus or their comedian friends of mine like Sarah. Silverman, and Chris Rock and Conan O'Brien, but because our nation celebrates is independence from England, every fourth of July I asked the author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson. To join me virtually of course. And thought you might enjoy this special Al Franken podcast. President Jefferson Thank you for joining me my pleasure. You know lots of writers have used this device over the years. Really I I thought I was the first. You'll joking. That's funny. Okay. Where are you? Joining us from Sir for my crypt in Monticello okay well first of all congratulations. Your words have held up very well over two hundred and forty four years. For the most part. I've been kicking myself. To The yes. On the all men are created equal thing. How how so well all men should mean all men, and they pretty much gave the impression that I mentioned white men. Property So that wasn't your intention, but actually it was just said regretting kids number of years later. and. When was that July off eighteen, twenty four? The day you died, yes. You're saying that on the day you died. You realize that all men, not just white male property owners should be regarded as equal absolutely, and I have to tell you. It was one bazaar day first of all I was in the throes of delirium. And having these strange piff at one of them will set. All men are created equal could mean all men are created equal. Wow yes, wow indeed. And at that moment you, you drop dead out in no I wish. You wish yes, you see may choose will might test bed saying that buys. All your children were there. Ones! With my wife. Not the ones with with Sally. Hemmings Oh heavens. No! It may children with my Concubine Sally hemmings. Were themselves slaves, as of course was Saturday as was the custom of the time so. was. Your white children. Are Around your deathbed Oh. Yes, it I tell them i. it just occurred to me that I had made a mistake in a declaration that all men are created equal should have meant exactly that. The toll man, no matter their race whether or not they own property that all men are created equal and should be free. And what was their reaction Oh? Not Good, not good at all. Because you owned a lot of slaves their monticello precisely. So your kids, the ones from your wife. They understood you to mean that your slaves should be freed. Yes and you can imagine the Hullaballoo. They wanted. To keep the Slaves Oh. Yes, they went insane. But father who's going to do other work around the plantation of father you do know. Why would rich down chew because we have slaves? So they were that sarcastic Lamari was Martha was always very sweet father pray Ted who is going to do the cooking in the laundry and housekeeping. And I, said the slaves. Vitamin. Whoa I'm sorry. I'm confused and said were they believe me they thought. I wanted to free all the say's, which was not at all by intention when I said all men are created equal interest that all men. Not, women. Are you saying that all men should have equal rights, but not women well, yes. That shouldn't be said difficult to understand. All men are created equal. Just let that's all man should be afforded the same rights and privileges. All other men women however are completely different matter altogether. They're women. So. Your intention was Monticello. To keep its women slaves as as slaves. I see no reason why not. And, and what did your children think about that I? Don't know that's when he died. Okay! I just think my listeners. Might find all of this. Deeply disturbing. Look I was privileged white man born in seventeen, forty, three, okay. That's where I got to and in t twenty four, since then I've been dead. It's hot to volve when you're dead. And yes, I I was not a perfect man. I fathered six children with my slave. Sally hemmings I know today. That sounds very bad, okay? By the way would have freed the three boys. Okay. Guess no one's perfect and I mean you did right there. We are always striving to be a more perfect union. That's in the preamble of the Constitution. You CREIGHTON. That's right. Well Louisiana purchase that was you. You're welcome. Yes, thanks for that. That was a huge part of our our country. Weld Unser, yes. And thank you for joining US MR president. Thank you for having me. meow I very much enjoyed the podcast. Well, thank you Sir Thomas Chips? Author of the Declaration of Independence on this Independence Day..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

05:35 min | 4 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"I'm GonNa talk to Chris Montana now, and after that, with Melvin Carter the mayor of simple. With me as promised Chris Montana the first black owner of a spirits distillery. Is that right micro to Syria and do Nord Craft? Spirits interact with and the place sustained some damage from being set on fire. Is that correct during the demonstrations? Yeah, warehouse had about five fire set inside of it. Listen people get a word picture of somebody when when they're on and we can't win this video so I just WanNa make sure on the name. We've discussed this Chris. Montana complicated how you got Montana. Your birth mother got divorced when she got divorced. She just wanted she didn't WanNa made name. She didn't want her married name, so she just liked Montana. So you are Chris, Montana. I'll tell you why is this? I just do not want my audience. To get the idea that they may be giving money to black guy who's wearing like a fringed jacket. Cowboy boots and a Stetson. Riding a motorcycle. Or worse, a horse or something and the. Kind of word picture of who I'm talking to and I, just WANNA. Make sure that the Montana part. That's not you that that part that picture it usually throws people. Okay, let's go to the actual important stuff. K., you are in the Lake Street neighborhood. Yes, and That's where Denard crafts is, and you got you. Had Insurance had good insurance, right? How good it is remains to be seen, but we do have insurance and it's. It's going to help us deal with her with losses. So you're putting together a go fund me that Sarah. Sarah Silverman, and I will be helping and I hope my listeners will be helping if they want to. They can go to Al Franken Dot Com, and I just want them to know that none of this will be going to you or your micro story. Yeah, the the purpose of the go fund me has helped the other businesses who might be in a little bit of a worse. Situation we are. As you mentioned me of insurance, we'll see what it pays out is gonNA pay out something. A lot of people have none or their massively under insured, and we want to get some money in people's pockets quickly so that we don't lose some of these businesses that added to the diversity of businesses along the Lake Street corridor in other places in the twin cities I'll get back to the go fund me in a bit, but I just want folks to know how dedicated to your community immediately after the the demonstration and fires You also started a food pantry. Right. Yeah, well, I mean you call it what you want I've alternative like all of the food banks through. One way or the other were trying to get the needed essentials into community hands..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:49 min | 4 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody. We got a great one today and I. Don't usually say that. About we just do. My guest is David Litt who has written a book? His book out it's called Democracy in one book or last how it works why it doesn't and why fixing it is easier than you think. Now I don't judge a book by its cover. I judged by its title, and this title is not great to be honest. you know and I can say that I'm the guy who wrote rush Limbaugh, a big, fat, idiot, and other observations, and lies in lying liars who tell them a fair balance. Look the right. I know a good title. Okay but I knew that David had worked in the Obama White House and he'd been the guy who supervised. President Obama's White House correspondents dinner speeches, his monologues from two thousand thirteen on, and they were all great. Obama just killed at always and the publisher sent me the book and I read. It's great. It's great. It covers everything that's wrong with our democracy, but it doesn't way. It's really insightful, and it's a terrific read. It's funny all the way through not like stuff like hilarious, but still funny. Anyway we'll be talking to him and a bit just a couple of comments about the week about the news How about that Supreme, court the good decisions, two of them on LGBT Q. Rights in the workplace great decision by Neal Gorsuch. for God's sakes six three I do have to say that a Lido's descent was very gay. you know in my opinion? And this one I took personally I am a member of the LGBTQ. Community I'm half a be. Now my experience. With joke is that. I have to explain it be is bisexual. And Half A. B. is okay. That's for the folks who thought the ad for cigarette. aficionado was a real ad that was for real magazine. And and the and who got mad at me, so great decision on Daca Thank God Roberts again on the right side but He won't be on something really awful very soon. I'm sure okay got pizza business. One subscribe. If you subscribe, you'll know when a new one is up next week, a great interview and I mean it with Melvin car. The mayor of Saint Paul so great one so subscribe. I also wanted to give a shoutout to talking feds. It's a podcast of that marie-claire calls the second best political podcast out there. I guess I was I so I was I was just on talking feds with norm. Ornstein, David Frum and the host of of talking heads of course Harry, Littman speaking, which the Al Franken podcast is starting new podcast under our umbrella, and the first one is morning. Ju Sarah Silverman will be in the MEKA spot. and Norm and from and Harry, and we'll be regulars along with ruth. Marcus Michelle Goldberg and Howard Fineman also. pod Damn America with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright will be coming under our umbrella,.

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Democrat Biden faces calls to address sexual-assault allegation

WBBM Morning News

08:28 min | 6 months ago

Democrat Biden faces calls to address sexual-assault allegation

"Movement a debate is brewing over whether Joe Biden should respond to a recent allegations of sexual assault terror Reid accused Biden publicly last year of touching her neck and shoulders when she worked in the Senate office that was during the nineteen nineties the last month she changed her story to include a claim of sexual assault Biden's campaign has denied the accusations investigations by major news organizations including CBS news have been inconclusive house speaker Nancy Pelosi came to Biden's defense Thursday just days after formally endorsing his presidential campaign I have complete respect the whole me too movement I have four daughters and one son and there's a lot of excitement around the idea that women will be heard and be listened to there is also due process and the fact that Joe Biden is Joe Biden ugh there's been some statements from his campaign not his campaign but his former employees who ran his offices in the rest that there was never any records I have great comfort level with it is the situation as I see it with all the respect in the world for any woman who comes forward with all the highest regard for Joe Biden CVS and political reporter Caitlin Huey burns has been following this story and joins me now so Caitlyn tell us more about this allegation and efforts to corroborate it that's right will Joe Biden himself we have just learned is supposed to go on MSNBC tomorrow morning to address these allegations and that would be the first time in the thirty or so days since terror Reid brought these allegations forward and Joe Biden will have made a public statement himself so that's significant and that comes as pressure has been building from Democrats for Joe Biden to come out and address this now his campaign has said that this did not happen that this allegation is completely false what we have learned over the past few days and have kind of breathe new life into these allegations our reports showing that a neighbor and a brother of terror Reid have corroborated her account and we've we've seen several questions being raised about her account over the past several weeks and months and she had brought this forward initially when she had talked about the way in which five made her feel uncomfortable she did not talk about any sexual assault that came in a later interview us to there have been questions about those stories but because Biden hasn't addressed this in person publicly by the it has raised a lot of questions and so you can see that the pressure has been building on his campaign to address this and it looks like they will take that step tomorrow to house speaker Nancy Pelosi says that she is quote satisfied with the Biden campaigns response how important is her support in this matter well in the absence of a statement from buying himself it has really fallen to women lawmakers and leaders to come to his defense and so significant blows these comments there but we've also seen that this comes against the backdrop of Biden's starting the process to pick a running mate and remember he said that he will absolutely pick a woman running mates of several of those potential contenders like Kamilla Harris any clover shar Stacey Abrams Gretchen Whitmer and others has been out doing interviews trying to talk about the pandemic that's going on and the national response they've been wanting to be critical of trump's response but at every turn they have to also ask answer these questions about these allegations against Biden and because buying himself hadn't been out there answering questions were being asked them it really falls on to these women and kind of makes this a difficult position for them to be N. as these beef steaks are going on it kind of adds another layer to the bad job description really and so that's one element of this I should know that by now has not had a press conference since April second he has done several media interviews where he has not been asked about these allegations that of course will change tomorrow so I want to ask about another dimension to the story as well given given what we saw during the confirmation process for Supreme Court justice Frank Kavanagh could this situation now for Democrats in a difficult position going into November I think this presents a real challenge for Democrats and that's why you've seen many of them kind of urging at least privately buying to come forward and clear the air a little bit more at least provide some kind of public statement because you are right to mention those Cavanaugh hearings Democrats have made a point to kind of try and claim the moral high ground on the issue of sexual assault and harassment in this era of B. two going back to when senators ousted al Franken over allegations made against him that was kind of a a real first step in this effort by Democrats to be able to kind of clear their own tax and declare themselves the story on on these kinds of things and they really set a bar for themselves and so that's why when we come to allegations like this one it does raise a lot of questions about Democrats especially those who served on the Judiciary Committee during the capitol hearings several of them come on harassing the clover shark to name a few are considered to be a potential running mates for Joe Biden so this also raises an additional layer of scrutiny and questions about that and that's why you've seen this pressure building from Democrats for Joe Biden to address this issue now when we look at the statements coming from some of these women lawmakers and newsmakers responding to this they have said that terror Reid has the right to be heard that she should be heard and that these kinds of allegations should be taken seriously on the other hand they are also vouching for Biden's credentials on this as well his campaign has pointed to the way in which he co authored the reauthorization of the violence against women act it has kind of made his public life about this but again this does raise a lot of challenges for Democrats if they don't address this right now and raises questions about how they can kind of keep this issue going in November so this is one accusation against Joe Biden president trump has faced dozens of accusations from women some may ask is Joe Biden being held to a different standard and if so is it clear why it is important to note that this is just one allegation and there have not been any others that have come forward against Joe Biden said that's an important distinction but I think the reason that you are seeing this pressure applied is because Democrats have set the standard for themselves so you can argue that this is something that Democrats kind of have to reckon with when it comes to people in their own ranks I given the way in which they have really trying to kind of be at the forefront of this issue to lead on the issue of violence against women and kind of establish this moral high ground in the era of me too but it's showing the complications of that this whole dynamic is showing the challenges that could arise in in in ways it can kind of backfire and so that's kind of the dilemma that Democrats are facing now but it's important to note that this is a bar that they set for themselves up early on and something that they have continued to

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Coronavirus pandemic intensifies Democrats' vote-by-mail push and ignites longstanding fight over voting rights

Noon Business Hour

01:11 min | 6 months ago

Coronavirus pandemic intensifies Democrats' vote-by-mail push and ignites longstanding fight over voting rights

"Two female Democrats are stepping up to defend Joe Biden following allegations of alleged sexual assault by his former Senate aide terror read read is accusing Biden of pushing her up against a wall and sexually assaulting her when she was his Senate staffer in nineteen ninety three the former vice presidents not yet publicly addressed the matter but buzzfeed news reports in his campaign circulating talking points on how to respond former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who some say has been publicly lobbying to become by its running mate says that she quote believes all women deserve to be heard in that she believes Joe Biden Abrams appeared to speak from the bind campaigns talking points claiming that the new York times found terror Reid's allegations to be quote not credible but in fact the times investigation made no conclusion either way in a call with reporters yesterday New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand said that she supports and stands by bite and children's comments significant you may remember she was actually first Senate democratic call for former senator al Franken Franken to resign when sexual misconduct allegations were brought against him Frank eventually resigned in January two thousand

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

08:20 min | 6 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"That's one eight hundred two two two one two two. Okay boy I I got a couple of things to complain about. I don't know if I've done this yet. On the two trillion dollar package there is a piece of that that has hundred and seventy billion dollars for real estate investors which lifts the cap on how much depreciation they can deduct from their taxes. Who's that for? A hundred and seventy billion dollars for real estate investors. So who's that for well The committee on taxation which is under the finance committee in the Senate Didn't analysis of this this one hundred seventy billion dollars. Eighty two percent of the benefits of it are going to go to people who make over a million dollars a year income over a million dollars a year income are going to get eighty two percent of the hundred and seventy billion dollars. Why is that in there? Why is that in? There is it because Somebody made a deal if you. I don't know if you save Boeing we'll let you do that. I don't know how that gets in. I don't know if you look at who that helps. Who Real Estate Real estate investors? There's a lot of them in New York. There's a lot of them all over the place. I suppose okay the average Benefit they get is one point six million dollars. That's to those people why why why we are going to have trouble in this country with people getting enough to eat and for some reason the United States Senate thought that people who make over a million dollars a year annually another one point six five million dollars in tax breaks. That's just corrupt. Something's wrong there. That is corrupt and this is from. George packers article in the coming up in June two thousand twenty Atlantic the articles. We are living in a failed state quote this when the virus came here found a country was serious underlying conditions and exploited them ruthlessly chronic ills a corrupt political class. A sclerotic bureaucracy. A heartless economy a divided and distracted public. It took the scale and intimacy of the pandemic to expose their severity to shock Americans with the recognition that we are in the high risk category. This pandemic exposes our country as a failed state and this may be the end of America. This may be the end of America. Obviously it didn't have to be this bad that we had a president of the United States who ignored ignored it all for a good six weeks if not two months who was warned was worn by the HHS secretary and he told the HHS secretary. You're being alarmist and I really really want to focus on flavored vaping. That's what I really WANNA get. Flavored vaping flavored. Vaping is the end of America. I kind of knew that by the way I've always said that all right we have a great one today. You know a change and important one too you know for once. That's because my guests are billy and Debbie shore brother and sister who thirty five years ago started to share our strength a nonprofit which works solve the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. And frankly share our strength is one of these goody goody organizations helps people in need if you're into that type of thing as I said they've been doing this for thirty five years and ten years ago. They created a national program. No Kid hungry. And because here on the Al Franken podcasts. Were trying to put some focus on are vulnerable during this crisis. We decide to have billion Debbie. Tell us about what they're doing and Yada Yada Yada K. Actually is pretty inspiring. Forgot to say and after listening. I think you're going to want to help them. In fact I'm making a sizeable contribution to no kid hungry myself. Okay not me. It's my political action committee. Twenty Five Thousand Bucks speaking of which were also given twenty five thousand. Two women's advocates a shelter for victims of domestic abuse in Saint Paul Minnesota. And if you go to my website. Al Franken DOT COM. You can find a video for women's advocates where I draw a map of the United States from memory. And Show you how to do it and you can enter the raffle and win.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

03:37 min | 10 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"An- An I was thinking colonial. I really was thinking gasset jets and and cobblestone streets center insurance people turning take that sounds fantastic and then I got my brother Neil to drive me and we showed up in early February of eighty eight pitch black freezing and we get off the Williamsburg Bridge and start heading south. And then we get off. And it's just looked like a like one of those post-apocalyptic take movies of burned out cars. And all the streetlights were were dark and someone said later on they told me the the crack dealers. Shootout streetlights lights. Oh so everything was dark smart and I kept thinking what is this. Got Off on the wrong thing and my brother Neal is saying no no no this is this is Berry street this is and and then finally the car starts to slow down and he goes gets to forty two to four. No no no no no no no no no. This can't be any comes to stop. And it was a scary scary place to live and I remembered coming to work one day and used to take Ayla to walk eight blocks north to get to the end the L.. I went and got frye boots with giant heels and I would wear a trenchcoat wrote because I thought that it would make me look tougher and I would have a cigarette coming into my math because they thought this would make me look tough but I just I looked. I looked like a tough law. I'm not a tough looking guy to kids in exactly. Yeah Look Nineteen Thirties. Movie were three kids. Try and get into a movie as an adult. You're on my shoulder to see the movie. It was terrifying and then I came to work and I remember listening to chatter US chattering. And you're doing something and then you just heard me say you know I just came in from Williamsburg why Williamsburg. He was burgundy wine. Yeah and he said you gotta get out of their fucking dot long long right after after. You told me that I got out and I moved to Eighteenth Street. Yeah Yeah so thank you. You saved my life. Okay well there you have it yet. Yeah you know what this is. It's been a joy very nice having you here in laughing our asses off. And let's do this again. This is really fun. Yeah we mean what was that. It wasn't I'm trying to know I was going like I'm wondering when we do. And how do you do that. Do you do that. You will see you had Dana. Yeah I know a couple of again you know you never know okay okay good. What a terrible blending awful to interview just to sort of? I think it's like a little wind. It's a wind down to be continued. Yeah one yeah yeah voices giving really. Oh Aw Al Franken thank you. Yeah well I hope you enjoyed Listening that beautiful music is by Leo. Cocky the Great Leo Cocky. I WanNa thank Peter Osburn. UGH Burn for producing. We'll talk again next week..

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

09:19 min | 10 months ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hey everybody we got a great one. Today you know for a change. It's it's also a departure of sorts CONAN O'Brien an Iot been friends for. I think over thirty years it's now and When I was in La Awhile ago? I was a guest on his late. Night talk show on a tbs he is now the dean of late night TV host. I think he's been thirty. Years hosted the show in a so hard to believe Aleve when he first started he was everyone went. Who the hell is this guy anyway? He he's been a huge influence on comedy And he has his unbelievably successful podcasts. And he interviews a lot of COMEDIANS and John Mullany was on a a recent one and talked about one influence. Now CONAN was not unlike letterman. Who is an influence on comedy CONAN has been a tremendous influence on on comedians. And I did the talk show and then immediately after I went and did the podcast first. The agreement we had was that we'd both post it. So what you're about to hear Cost my team. Nothing and if I must say you're going to enjoy this now you'll notice right away when you listen that there is a lot of laughter and it's not just me and Conan. He has a few people in his studio there and Clothing Sonal Moss Essien who is His assistant at the show has been his assistant at the show since I think since he's come away and I've got I've known on her for a while they've done the show and She's great and She and he have great chemistry. Selma's job basically is. She gives him a lot of Shit. And this is the part of the show were before the guest comes on. So you're not going to hear that. But hopefully my doing. This will steer a lot of my vast audience to Conan and in his wildly successful podcasts and hopefully vice versa But really what sonal and you will hear this Parv her job is she laughs. And if you listen to my interview with Dana carvey about how he did political comedy at SNL and this is not long after. George H W Bush died. We were talking about how he got the Got The impression Russian and one day we were sitting around. You just did a not gonNA do that thing over there and I laughed really really loud and we talked about that. Dana said that laughter is the oxygen of comedy. Now you may have noticed that I'm alone I don't have anybody Laughing and there's one advantage to that which is that. If if I say something that I think is funny. No one can prove that it wasn't anyway. I think you're really going a to enjoy this now. We we've added a little bit. We've we've Taken out the parts where Conan talks to SONA and Matt Gowrali Gowrali who is the Producer of the podcast. Let's face it. You WanNa hear me you know but but what you'll hear you'll hear sonal laughing. We were all laughing. We had a great time. I know you're gonNA enjoy this one. And if you we haven't listened to Conan O'Brien needs a friend. You'd be there. I think he has like a million downloads per her podcast. Anyway so But you gotTA gotta go check it out so but we'll listen to this and I swear to God you're GonNa this is a great one for change I met you in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight eighty eight. Listen I thas correct thirty one years ago. Yeah I yeah I was a kid. I remember very clearly My writing partner at the time Greg Daniels and I came to New York to write on Saturday night live and I pitched something and no no no no no no you laugh the Al Franken laugh. Oh and I immediately really relaxed. I thought we were GONNA get bounced out of there any second pitch. We sketch remember what it was about. It was about a lab professor. It was something I used to do for my friends. It's a lab professor. He'd be like who had a lab skeleton. He say well we have. Of course the Patella is the thickest the bones and then he would look over this going he and he got scared every time. And you and then you so you came up to me and you and I really like that and I wait a minute. Let's sorry that's how Utah Roseanne Barr. That was a T. Rex a But anyway you were a generous laugher with me right away and I remember that feeling great. I remember that feeling. Great if people aren't laughing in in the office or is harder right. It's a it's interesting too because everything would be based on you. Remember this the read throughs that we would do a live and you did how many I mean if you add up all your years. It's Saturday night live. Isn't it like one hundred eleven. It's something crazy. I did fifteen in seasons so we did twenty year right That's three hundred numbers I was good at math both science and and I'm a sputnik kid was born fifty one when sputnik went up. My parents marched me and my brother into the living room and said you boys are. We're going to study math and science so we can beat the Soviets and I thought that was a lot of pressure. Did you really thought it was Z.. You guys in Minnesota we were. We were literal. Yeah a liberal and obedient. Yeah and so and so oh my brother was really really really good at it and went to MIT. And I was really good at it and I you know went to another school tool. That was very well thought of. Yes yes I've heard of that school and he became a photographer and I became a comedian. Yeah but we beat the Soviets. You know it's nice that you took that seriously and then Yes the wall came down the Soviets were defeated and then sonal married one. Is that right. Yes but he. He wasn't one of the Soviets. You were fighting well away as he was he was a child. We we were fighting. We're fighting them all. He was a child and he grew up in the Soviet Union. The child came here here yet when he was eleven hour and I maintain that when you fight the Soviets you fight them mall Manso tack your husband. Even as a small child we were we were out to defeat tack. You're saying tack was the enemy. Yes he was and now he's not. He was a child so I don't I disagree with a child's name. Remember anyway. Yeah so I I came to live and I was so scared and and then got to know you Jim Downey right away. And that's the thing about that. I was impressed with his. They throw you right into the deep end. There's no you'd think that. What is the band? got to write a sketch. was that the deep end. No but what I'm saying is you've got to do your the job. The deep end. Okay Yeah right right a sketch right right. GO IN AND PITCH to Steve Martin go in and pitch to Martin Short going in pitch to. You've just come in off the street but that's a that's like cool a privilege. You're you're getting think being thrown in the deep end is a good thing Haha. God this isn't going. I thought it was a pejorative okay. It's just not going away. I wanted.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

15:59 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Logged Al Franken podcast we got a great one today for a change a Harry Reid former majority leader also fomer minority leader in the Senate I loved Harry went to his home a Harry is the strongest guy he grew up in searchlight Nevada it was a mining town until they ran an out of gold and they ran out of gold around the turn of the Century of the twentieth century and then a guide very rough his house had had running water no hot running water now what happened in searchlight is that when the mining went away the economy searchlight ran on prostitution they had at the height eleven brothels and Harry learned to swim mm-hmm in the swimming pool of broadly talks about that in this and so I I just think it's an interesting story if you hear repeated by Harry you you appreciate that it was a boxer he was a capital cop and Harry had he appreciated my mind human maybe more than any of my colleagues a certain kind of thing like once I remember Bernie Sanders people forget that the senator he also does a job in the Senate so he was like I think at this time the ranking member of Senate Appropriations subcommittee and he came to in the caucus lunch with what the Republicans were proposing and he comes he says okay they they want to Cut Food stamps but they also want to cut taxes for the rich what kind of religion lab what kind of religion for that and I just said southern Baptists and Harry the only one in the caucus who laughed he just laughed and that's one of the reasons I love Harry and so you're going to join us now he's he's got cancer he's got a pancreatic cancer he's had it for quite a while he had chemotherapy the day before This this interview you and I said well you know I don't want to do that and they said no no.

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Al Franken Lands Weekly Talk Show on SiriusXM

WAOK Programming

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Al Franken Lands Weekly Talk Show on SiriusXM

"Former Minnesota senator al Franken is returning to the public sphere with a new weekly radio show on SiriusXM Franken resigned in December twenty seventeen after multiple women accused him of unwanted sexual advances the al Franken show will make its debut on Saturday Franken said listeners will hear both comedy and politics on his show he said comedians such as Chris rock and political friends like former Nevada senator Harry Reid will be

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Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

Ben Maller

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

"Al Franken. gets a new radio show on Sirius XM. pretty exciting. yeah he's good on radio. then name is good on radio and interesting things to say friends who liked him. yeah he's out in June yeah people like him because of his point of view and not because he's good radio but he and I member sitting next to him and he and I were on the same stage I actually quite liked him. the end of a character about ten he that I think he chickened out I think you should have stayed in and dealt with what was

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

12:18 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Everybody else is going to be set up for vocational program which is what Germany does does that what he wants to do. I don't think so no no he wants to meaningless to basically say it ought to be free for everybody and if not free somebody's got to pick up the TAB Ford again back to the colleges you gotta say to the University. She's a colleges you gotta be part of the effort mean look what Mitch Daniels has done a purdue the for last five years. It's don't know tuition increase and the reason of former governor former over governor of Indiana President Purdue College. How did he do that? How did he do it? quit spending money you spend less money charges students less I mean that's the problem and and he's certainly an engineering school. It's so much easier. I guess to do that but you've got to put pressure on the colleges as well because it all otherwise all you're doing thing is driving more demand in the system with limited supply and even more on like me understands. That's going to drive up prices beyond the rate of inflation what else I wanNA talk about. Pell grants then because a full pell grant used to pay for like ninety percent of a public. I'm talking about a public college education and now pays for like thirty percent so I'm just talking about these kids. You're right the Minerva Foundation yeah you're the head is is about reforming higher education not no but it's a bar is it yes a quicken dramatically different students much different kind of an experience. Yes we use a fair amount modern technology but the most important thing is when you start off and it's easier when you in the beginning for existing institutions. It's very difficult. He just no cost to put into the system unless as you can justify it from the standpoint of quality when it's not full of Adjunct Faculty we're hiring full-time high quality factly to do it but there's no real pressure right right now on those schools and I think there needs to be I'm not against trying to make a better effort to help young people to be able to afford to go where where Chrissy increase in spending going going to frivolous things are going to a beautiful beautiful student union is going to won't let me ask you this. If you WANNA learn something I guess every now and then you do you find yourself saying but something I'd like to know right. How do you uh what are you doing? What do you do you do you go to some building was a classroom and wait for an adult to show up and walk in the front room and teach us something no the problem that's an outdated model and were locked into it? You propose at an any higher education environment and they go crazy. They think you're talking about mooks mooks and an online education they'd be. It's very difficult to get into a conversation about using and oftentimes. It's very low cost you. You've got very low cost offerings out there that would enable a student to get an hour faster been cheaper way and it then you're left with with the responsibility of teaching these young people how to think anyway. We're way off into that. I no no no no no this is important. Conversation is really important the by the way by the way L. The other thing is for for liberals I don't know where you get the money unless you become people like myself and say hey bob. You're seventy six right now. You look at how we're spending money money at the federal level. We're GONNA spend eighty billion dollars this year over last on people over the age of sixty five and they won't be needed to bake. It's mandated in the in the programs for for eligible beneficiaries about social security medicare medicare and Medicaid and long-term care for Medicare and you propose any changes in those programs then you think you're gonNA be proposing seniors. Go foraging in the alley for food are there are some seniors. That's what they live on and I've I. I look I'm I'm for increasing amount of money that goes to the low income seniors. I'm for making a change to the working poor women who stayed at home get some Kinda back with him in this there are things you can do to make the program fair from the bottom up but Mike God you. That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about is you remember in the in the famous budget of nineteen ninety-three Clinton's budget of nineteen ninety-three the most all right. What was the most controversial thing in that budget was supposedly raising taxes on taxing the breast of your social security benefits above a certain amount a certain amount and that was we weren't going after low income people title it was on and the response was I'm just getting back out what I paid any Baloney? You're getting a lot more back out in the European it. We have to be able eleven honest conversation with the elderly in America to say if you really care about your kids and your grandkids now if you don't maybe we'll just strike that from Roy Tabula sorry but if you really care about him you have to look at how we're allocating federal money and have not fair to young people the original deal when social security it was passed the average life expectancy was sixty five. Oh the original deals a thousand dollars and tax we tax like forty nine million people on behalf of two hundred thousand beneficiaries the original deal and then every two years after the Second World War we greatly expanded the program including in the early seventies when then when Wilbur Mills wanted the United States he pushed to twenty percent and you look at the the increases in in an annual increases in that program and it's startling seventy eighty percent in one thousand nine hundred twenty percent nineteen seventy twenty percent nineteen seventy-one forcing Nixon to accept the cola now. We're on the slippery slope of the program win when it's become an enormous especially as 401k's of replace defined benefit. It's become a really important part of our retirement program not I'm not I'm not talking about replacing it at all as I said I'd make it more generous for lower income but we need to have an honest conversation. I think that's very important again. This is not my typical podcast but you have a wide ranging mind obviously and also are not an expert on any except nine say on education but so leave that you were on the nine eleven commission. Yeah you're not okay okay I got a few questions about nine eleven and the commission okay or not the commission but what the commission discovered I've always wondered about Kondia Rice and a a couple things first of all the bin Laden Determined to strike in us. That was another memo right right. Look I think the environment at that time. was you know this isn't that we're not really that afraid of al Qaeda I mean we all the way back to ninety three you know Ramzi Yousef is a nephew of Kelly Shekh Muhammad so many tried to knock down the World Trade Center in Nineteen ninety-three but I wanNA ask about Condie Condoleeza Rice yes. She said we had never envisioned. Airplanes being used as weapons but as as I recall there was some kind of like g seven or g whatever they had then meeting in Genoa of a a year or so before where they got Bush out of there because they had been warned that there might be planes winds coming in and crashing into the is this part of the report. That's in the report right so if that's the case. How is it possible that she did not know? This was potentially this. She said we did not know so again. I think altogether too easy to do say okay. Now we know they knocked down the World Trade Centre with no they killed three thousand people. We know they got that done. How's it possible possible? I I see a plane in a previous memo. They're going to attack. I mean you're seeing these metrics. In a previous mammal. They got the president out of their understand but I think her her statement that nobody could have imagined as a little broad but there wasn't a general conversation going on about this I mean we didn't we the national security adviser. Everyone's going like you know what we're going to move the president but look because we're worried about plans coming in you. Have a few people in the public were having conversations about Bin Laden al Qaeda in the nineteen nineties but it wasn't regarded. It should have been regarded. We're wasn't just Condoleeza Rice main one of the most important things we did in the nine eleven commission was we we said we're not gonNA minority reports or dissenting views. We're GONNA WE'RE NOT GONNA you know I can attack Bill Clinton and not gonNA attack George Bush there. There was a failure across the board and as a consequence we were enormously vulnerable and was she apart yes but was Bill Clinton apart of it and and all the other yes yes sir. All apart was part of it. I was on the Intelligence Committee at the time as well. I wasn't out there beating the drums I so all the things all the documents you're talking about and I didn't put it all together. Arrive Carrying Damn you damn you Bob Carey my God that is so pathetic attic I y you you had a red meat thing. You thought we were going to get down in the mud wrestle so anyway. Thanks a lot it's all I can say okay now. You talked about them hitting the World Trade Center Ninety three so this is another thing. That's been bothering me for a while. Giuliani put the Crisis Response Center in the World Trade Center my right. That's correct. Why would you do that if terrorists had tried to take down the World Trade Center? Why would you put the the Crisis Response Center in what you know is one of their targets remember they they? They didn't take down the World Trade Center. I understand that they tried well but the presumption was the chairman of my board at the new school John Tishman. You'd ask him before nine. Eleven is a possible bring that building down by hit number two planes. He'd say absolutely not so. It wasn't like we were sitting there saying we better move everything as far away from the World Trade Center quite the opposite it appeared to be of an almost an invulnerable talk it. That's what made it so shocking collapse yeah yeah okay so oh two planes will go in there and then the crisis center will continue to do their job now thought yeah no I made. I did not envision. The two points is what you're saying. They didn't even with two planes. They didn't invasion to planet didn't envision that was possibility the two planes hitting the World Trade Center would cause structural damage it would bring that building down not even the the guy who built that building thought that was possible member the movie titanic it was a big big movie. Remember that on the bow singing the song yeah or their King of the world right and that they go the dinner with the fancy people right and the designer of the ship is there of titanic and Somebody Buddy makes a toast to him because he is built the unsinkable ship you remember the scene they toast to the unsinkable bullshit to the single shift congratulations. You've built the unsinkable ship okay so now later in the damn movie they hit the iceberg the designer of the ship the guy who's built the unsinkable. I'm shipping goes to the captain. You remember this and he explains. It's GonNa sink because it's going to go into this compartment in this compartment Rogo think and and the captain doesn't go remember.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

14:07 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hi Everybody we have a really really great show today for change and senator former senator Bob Kerrey former governor Bob Carey is here former well. No you're still medal of honor winner right. You're always will be recipients is correct yeah so you don't win it. You don't have a contest for the former president of the a new school. That's correct which doesn't sound like a real school. I know it is very good. Yeah okay so so. Let's do some chronological stuff. you went to Vietnam. You are navy seal. Yes that's very disciplined blend group right that the the B. N. Navy seal. You've got to be able to do white how many push ups. I don't know I forget you have to hold their breath underwater for like three minutes I can go beth is entire show to know that okay and you got the medal of honor all I I remember reading about it was climbing some cliff right wall shear wall to save some of our your man. That's close enough right yeah okay and then you get that okay well. Thanks thanks for your service. Well thank you. Oh Yeah as you lost the that was that's what got injured right wounded injured and it actually it gave me maybe the most important learning experience so I spent eight months in a in a hospital on a Naval Hospital in Philadelphia and learned a lot. What did you learn an awful well first of aw by had to be grateful because you know it was a government run hospital? The government say Malibu almost killed me to begin with but then say my life so okay and is is this is this a Va hospital naval okay and I learned a lot about the importance of volunteer effort because a lot of volunteers came in and out of the hospital you know offering to help us in one way or the other and then I learned that if I wanted to get anything done had to ask for help for a long time I had asked practice. Go the bathroom so and and seal team it you yes she operate as a team but in some ways you're taught to be the real men don't ask for help well well. I learned to the hospital real men do so it was a very important lesson for me it normally when I guess you know have an expert on on I'll have Ernie Mo- knees on climate and the Iran deal gang I'm just going to we're going to go all over the place with you on that an expert any that's right right at us a great senator okay so let's let's talk about the debates debates specifically you ran for president in ninety two. That's correct ninety two and so you've been in these primary primary debates. Have you okay how many were in the ones that you were in. How many candidates five that seems to be about right yeah? Look Benia have ten people on a state. It's not really a debate because you got even with the impossibly long one hundred and eighty minute debate give the moderator fifteen miniature down. Each candidate is going to have to what I think. He was just interrupted me. They're all going to have twelve to fifteen minutes. Talk really knew where you're going. You didn't we're GONNA finish that thought okay Jesus getting spooky. This is what I think when you have that many Eh and you're given a minute weren't they given a minute like further I answer well. Take the total amount of time mm-hmm that all the candidates gets about one hundred and sixty minutes right one hundred sixty minutes divided by ten is sixteen minutes each if they if they apportion equal and they don't and so you I wanna make a statement of some come. You're not really debating. Maybe got a challenge Biden. Maybe going to challenge Kamala Harris. We we'll have a an effort to try to move up in the polls against one person person or another but you're not really debating healthcare. You're not really debating foreign policy. You don't have enough time and the structure doesn't lend itself so to call her debate. I think is inaccurate. It won't don't feel like a debate until you get down to three or four or five candidates and even then it won't feel like a real debate and tell us whoever the nominee is up against trump you get about about a minute for a question and then that means you want to pack as much into that minute. This is my theory of why the debates are almost unwatchable trouble because you wanna pack as much into that minute as possible. That's your minute on this. I so you know that and so you and your team craft a minute answer that really should be a minute thirty minute forty of information that you just put into a minute by talking really fast and memorize the shit out of this thing and it's impossible to listen to it's exhausting and and also when you're memorize hi something and just you know it sounds like talking points no matter how eloquent it is I would like to see some people out there some of the candidates out there I I'd like to see some room to go after trump but they will when when the debate is with trump they'll go after trump well yeah but they'll be three debates with trump. Those will be the debates but but but we're trying to determine who our nominee is it would be nice nice to know which nominee will do best in those debates. I thought that debate were where they spent. Twenty minutes twenty minutes on whether or not a single payer plan should or shouldn't have a private health insurance. It was quite an intense argument we should be talking one forty seats in the house on healthcare and it was because Republicans were supposed to repeal and replace remember that they said they would do that for seven half years. Okay they win and sixteen ecksteen. They have the whole government what they do. What what have you been doing for the last seven whatever you come up with apparently nothing and they they come up with a plan that twenty million people lose their health care and and there's no there is not protection for people with preexisting condition people suddenly learn what's in the a CA finally and they go we like this and we're not gonNA vote for Republicans who are voting take away our projections and then he doubles down trump doubles down as a lawsuit right? That's correct. Why not talk about that well? They did kind talk about that. I mean the problem is again. You're all the agree that we need to do more than we're currently doing all of them. I mean there's going going agrees that we should get to universal yeah and they all agree that that the starting point is the affordable healthcare act burning. Let's go further than all all the rest of them. I Guess Elizabeth Warren and Kamala signed pretty much onto what he wants to do. so it's a has not as not okay so she was she did it first and and then she changed she she's now has a ten year ramp up to it which is probably it would take complicated implicated to go from the system. We have now to single payer would be very very complicated. It's traumatic to go yeah. I mean first of all you have to answer the question Do you think the deficits gonNA matter. If you have a Democratic president in the answer's Yes republicans don't care about the deficit and then funny. Isn't it funny. I mean if you're if you're an American who cares about the the deficit. You should want to have a democratic president because every single Republican will be born again to saying Barna trillion dollars to what you were doing this year to make the budget that that's a problem Emma and now it's not a problem now. They sort of well it isn't it. Isn't you know let me open up an worn all vote for your tax cut so it seems to me what you're getting in general and and I think it is watchable. You're getting in general of presentation. The American people that whoever the Democratic nominee is wants to do more on healthcare sees it as a particularly the cautious the real problem wants to do something about climate chains cares about income inequality me you're getting I think broad brush you getting differences between the various candidates but I think kicked me in the last debate. You get a presentation that the Democratic Party you can say it's too far to the left at that one way or another but I don't think it's out of mainstream thinking of the American people. I don't think it's at a mainstream thinking either. I think people a great little you. You were President of new school so so let's say four year college yes okay. Let's talk about this free college thing I have this theory that affluent people should pay for college the kids with affluent parents Felicity Hoffman's and if you have enough money to you know get your kid in under false pretenses you should be able to pay the full boat okay but we are making it so hard for low income and lower you know moderate moderate income people do go to college you know when I go around Minnesota and talk to students. I'm talking to people that kids that are not in in school fulltime. They're not in school fulltime at all 'cause they're working forty hours a week to pay for college in the pay to live you've and that's why we have so mu- so many his failed graduate this is one of the things that creates wealth inequality if you look at the household income and how it correlates with the sat score and the that's where the rigging begins ends because there's an absolute upward curve as income goes up because you can afford to hire tutors and so forth you're gonNA get more time to be able to get a higher also so your parents day of had a college education or graduate school education but I also think I also think that part of the problem is I said. We've been very difficult if you said to me I've got a billion dollars and I want to start a college. I'm wondering to regionally accredited. You know it'd be easier for her to go out and start a heart transplant center get to get the regulators to approve. We've limited supply and then we'd dramatic massive amount of demand primarily with with debt and number surprise the prices go up beyond the rate of inflation. We really are not forcing the kind of innovation that we ought to be forcing into higher education for just one little innovation say the colleges. We're going to hold you responsible for half of the debt. Make it be recourse. I get all the cash you borrow money and go to the new school. I get the cash from the alone. Why not put me recourse for half the darned day so so the school yeah pays the kit happy? I will do two things if you're one of my students and I'm I'm going to be record umber one. I'm GonNa make sure you take some courses and increase the chances. You're going to get a job when you get out of college and secondly. I'm GonNa make sure you graduate because the guys that have the most was trouble with that or the ones that don't finish so I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that you graduate. I'm doing everything I can to make sure that you take courses that increase the chances you're going to be able to pay off that debt and right now. You don't right now. You'd basically 'CAUSE I. I'm harmless as university or college. you know come after me. If my students can't pay back their debt I told you before we when I do a good Bernie you I do a good burning so a guy from the OECD comes to testify GonNa tell your listeners who had oecd he stands for the Organization of economically developed countries but that's not what it stands for something like that but it's basically the US Europe Europe Japan Chile you know it was Australia right we used to be number one in the percentage manage of our adults who have graduated college and I think this was they're going into the cohort that was under forty we now now gone to ninth ninth and so the guy from the OECD. We're trying to figure this out why this is so and so burning goes like I I imagine that the cost of college I it here in America is is part of why I would not graduating as many kids as you do in your let me ask you this to go to college in say Germany how much does it cost and the guy from the OCD goes in Germany. You'll go to college for free. Okay well how much the cost say in France and the Guy said Ian Francis also free how about Sweden in Sweden they pay you to go to college now. Also rigorous examinations determine who gets to go to college said Bernie support that does Bernie support saying only twenty percent percent of high school graduates going to be able to go to college and.

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Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

02:05 min | 1 year ago

Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race

"Senator. Kirsten gillibrand democrat of new york democratic presidential candidate has just tweeted. She is dropping out of the race for the democratic presidential nomination. She hasn't been doing well in the polls now. But what's your reaction well. The shows which a couple of things one how important these debates are if you can't make that debate stage which is next next week. The next democratic presidential debate at a._b._c.'s hosting is going to be in houston texas. She did not qualify for that debate. Let me read that you just. I posted on twitter today. I am ending my campaign for president. I'm so proud of this team and all we've accomplished but i think it's important to know how oh you can best serve to our supporters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart now. Let's go beat donald trump and win back. The senate campaigns usually don't end just run out the money and she could not raise the funds to keep that camp ain't going if you get into the debate. Maybe you can <hes> generate some excitement. Some publicity about your campaign generates more funds uh-huh that didn't happen so it's just it was the death knell for her camping next democratic presidential debate in two weeks. What do you think jackie so we'll have i i. I don't think this is going to be the end of folks shopping. 'cause ryan's absolutely right if you don't have that exposure if you're not able to catch fire the debates that she was in. She really didn't make much of an impact. Can you could argue that because she didn't get enough time but it just didn't happen for her. She also face some headwinds among democratic donor set because of her decision to recall out al franken and call for him to resign and sort of leave the charge there. She didn't back down on that she she doubled tripled down on that decision and made it a part part of her campaign but that did that was <hes> you part of her difficulty. <hes> raising the necessary funds to continue <hes> and then there's is the <hes> the other issue with <hes> some of these campaigns that are having trouble making the debates saying that the dnc rules aren't necessarily helpful to campaign campaigns are aren't that people who aren't necessarily in the national spotlight suspect more candidates are gonna be dropping out fairly soon as

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

12:26 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Franklin four has been one of the most brilliant progressive American journalists over the last twenty five years and I'm a huge admire of him from his days at slate from its inception. He's been the editor in chief of the New Republic. <hes> couple Times Franklin now writes cover stories for the Atlantic monthly monthly and took some time out from the one he's just finishing up right now on Amazon and he's also done Brian Cover stories on Paul Manafort and on ice and actually we start the conversation really about ice and these <hes> what's behind these new raids and he's one of the few political journalists who has been writing about big tech and dangers that it presents an has doing in a prescient and very thoughtful way his latest book a world without mind the existential threat of big tech just want some prestigious international award that I can't pronounce and that's what we really care about about on on the Al Franken podcast prestige. That's primarily what we're going for <hes> here on the podcast so Franklin I will be talking about the effects of facebook Google Amazon apple and <hes> on the way Americans get their information <hes> how cliques have affected journalism and how our attentions span hope. I'm sorry no and how our attention span <hes> oh. I'm sorry I just I. I was looking at my phone. I got a text message. I'm babysitting tonight anyway. <HES> <HES> was I lost my train. <hes> my dad always said that. If you can't remember what you're talking about it wasn't important in the first place Franklin Franklin four okay. He's <hes> GONNA be with us in a moment but I actually now they think about WanNa talk about Secretary Costa's resignation but really more about the shady character who's going to be Acting Secretary of Labor. That's Patrick. PIZZAZZ basell has been the deputy secretary of Labor nomination. I fought very hard against because from nineteen ninety-six to two thousand one Zella was a lobbyist for Jack Abramov's firm. The most famously corrupt lobbying firm in the long heralded Donald Annals of corrupt lobbing firms Abramov and his team did some just terrible things always on behalf of horrible people and one of the very worst things they did was lobby on behalf of garment industry in the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific and this is really ugly and Zella was in charge of it there were sweatshops eighteen gene hour workdays they recruited poor young women from rural villages in in China and in the Philippines and told them that they're going to the united it states of America and that's because Marianna islands had become a territory of the United States and these women had to pay in order to be flown to the United States this is thousands of dollars Aziz women had to pay and if they were short they could take out a loan which pay off with their unbelievably meager salary there were also forced abortions mandatory abortions there was forced prostitution now on the other side of the ledger there were all expense paid luxury junkets for Republican members of Congress their staffs and their families and and for right wing thinkers like Kellyanne Conway all flying First Class to and from the Mariana Islands <hes> an accommodations at the fancy schmancy Hyatt Regency Z. Gulf tropical drinks with little umbrellas <hes> the whole nine yards and also you got propaganda from Zella so that when Republican leaders like Tom delay return to Washington the majority leader Peter would call the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana islands quote the perfect Petri dish for capitalism quick history of the Northern Mariana islands there a string of of of islands and they're just north of Guam to give you some idea of the geography the biggest island is site pan where they had the battle of Saipan a key battle in world war two which we <hes> when we won that we took over in the Marianas and control it after the war the northern Marianas was under the United States offices nineteen seventy five became a United States territory the Ford Administration wanted to help its economy so so <hes> it it said the businesses air would be able to ship products to the United States without quotas or tariffs or duties and they could even label stuff made in the U._S._A.. And they also wouldn't have to abide by American Labor or immigration laws so it wasn't long before American labels like Ralph Lauren Brooks Brothers J crew your Banana Republic. They're all making can close in sight Pan and who would do the actual work while they're these impoverished young women <hes> who've been recruited from China and the Philippines promise jobs in the United States eighths and they paid thousands of dollars and when they took the flight to the western hemisphere it must have seen remarkably like a remarkably short flight right <hes> the women found themselves incite pan and they're soon working eighteen hour days in sweatshops under horrible horrible conditions at night they'd be locked up with hundreds of other women in barracks infested with rats and <hes> equipped with one outside toilet for every fifty women they were allowed out for one hour every Sunday but many any had signed contracts agreeing not to fall in love or have a baby or protest working conditions and hence the beatings by factory foreman and hence the forced abortions those forces abortion some times came from a special kind of exploitation the women who were young and pretty or sent to work at various nightclubs in town catering to tourists who like young pretty girls some of these women owed money for their trip to the United States and were forced into prostitution. I I happened to write about all this back in two thousand five in my book the truth with jokes and all all this was very carefully documented by the Clinton Labor Department and by various investigative reporters Brian Ross who <hes> uncovered a lot of this for A._B._C. News did the number of reports on this and millions millions of Americans knew about these conditions but presumably not Patrick Zella because when I questioned him about his work there he told me that he had not been aware any of the sordid details this is odd and a lot of ways he they lobbied for Willie Tan it was the biggest manufacturer there and one of the biggest abusers of these women and <hes> that's actually in one of Brian Ross's report a dinner with these congressmen and Willie Tan <hes> speaking to them and this was dinner basell had organized. I was on the Senate help committee and that's health education labor and pensions and <hes> met with Mr Zella in my office the day before the hearing as a courtesy. I told him I was going to vote against him. Because of his work in the Marianas and I was going to ask him about that in the hearing there were widespread reports at the time that workers face terrible conditions including <hes> reports of many of these employees were women brought from who were told from the Philippines from China. We're told they're going to America and they ended ended up in these jobs in the northern Marianas islands and there were forced abortions prostitution and routine beatings you've been nominated to position where you'll be closely closely involved with enforcing minimum wage laws and other worker protections yet as we discussed in my office. One of the key issues you lobbied on was to block bipartisan legislation for basic worker protections in the northern Mariana islands were garment manufacturers could produce clothing labeled made in the U._S._A. Without having to comply with U._S.. Minimum wage laws in fact Mary Mariana Islands were your firm's largest lobbying client. Obviously that is concerning history for someone who will now be charged with enforcing worker protection laws. Were you aware of those horrible conditions even. On Wall you lobbied against the minimum wage protection for irs first of all senator thank you you did say you would tend to ask the question I appreciate that in our meeting yesterday and prepared to address the issue. I was not aware her of any such thing. I did not know just learned that twenty one of restraint Ross colleagues were also convicted of wrong I was I was not one of them. Okay and clear sorry about that. I was never ever congratulations. Thank you on that you know in retrospect. I wish they'd been more emphatic pointing out that he was was lying but I assumed that was just obvious to the rest of my colleagues. Maybe I had that a few of the Republicans on the committee had gone on on one of those junkets so here's what I think we should do. I am putting a petition online at Al Franken Dot Com Tom that you can add your name to demanding that the House Labor committee investigate whether Zella knew about these abuses in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and lied during his confirmation hearing this is essentially about lying to poor Asian women taking their money putting them into slave labor and forced prostitution and forced abortions are acting labor secretary shouldn't have spent four years making sure the Congress didn't change that so good Al Franken Dot Com and sign the petition and get your friends to do so as well Patrick basell tend not be are acting secretary of Labor.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Well welcome to be al franken the podcast this week were playing a conversation i had with dana carvey when i first started recording these and originally was not my intention to interview my comedian friends but george h w bush had just died and then of course a did hw on snl and i wrote co wrote a lot of those especially with jim downey a legendary snl writer but in nineteen eighty eight when reagan's second term was coming to an end we were getting a little nervous 'cause dana just did not have a take on on bush and reagan was kinda easy to get a get a fix on and again laughs now some of you may remember franken in davis that was me and my comedy partner we met in high school and we were there at the beginning of snl on back in nineteen seventy five we stayed until nineteen eighty and then came back in eighty five in the morning came back we were warned against in those five years a we did a lot of college gigs and we used to do reagan interact and i would do these sort of you know the ring rigging an this guy back in minneapolis had had made this thing for us where i could talk on the phone is regan backstage an tom could be a onstage and be very excited about this calls coming in from the press especially colleges a lot of college kids it needed to know a lot about the presidency reagan was calling in the phone would rang a tom with answered and i'd say in the phone a resident of the united states will be a ride on on the phone and tomic oh wow this is this is so exciting and then a slide would go up on a the screens on their side of the stage of reagan at his desk on the phone with the phone up to his left ear and i'd go hero and tom go hello mr president hero mr president tom it'll it'll mr president hero hero hero mr president are you having trouble a hearing me oh tom tom yes hey who must have the phone up to my bed year he said oh that's right mr president are you at i i heard that you a damage when you're ears while a on a movie set an do you will hear let me let me switch it and then and then we switch at the slides and it would just be the same slide we've had a phone now and his right ear and that get a laugh i get a good laugh and then a he'd say well the gun went off by my we're animals like what's that dream wanna hear many western so that you you shot sir no it was dreamy filming a new rock knee all american it was it was the halftime good well mr president the i think the students have some questions for you well that's good because you know a lot of college students don't know that much about the president's chief example many think that william howard taft was the fattest resident huh i thought he was the fattest president's new believe he was not well a who was the fattest residence or i do an so that then tom would start taking questions answered so reagan that will see doddering reagan phil hartmann when we came back in eighty five again lorne again writers started doing reagan kind of in that fashion but but if you kind of compare rates in a the trump reagan a wasn't actor an of course he is a going have experience leading wines breathing in speaking speaking at the same time which is something that trump is just not good at an i watched the fourth of july a speech and he just is not good at leading breathing and talking at the same time and he he blamed the washington airport thing on the prompter but if you know you're speech you know where you are in deep eight teams century i'm sorry the lease he did do is go over the speech when i would just do it on important speech i go over it i'd go read two three four five i go over until i had it i don't have never seen maybe a state of the union maybe a state of the union they've made him go over but this was 'em well let's play some of this the continental army suffered bitter winter of valley forge found gloria across the waters of the delaware and seized victory from cornwallis of yorktown army mandy at it ran the ramparts it took over airports it did everything they had to do it can't be just pure talent black i just have to think on top of everything this is these laziest president we've ever had look he's honoring are are brave soldiers sailors airmen marines and coast guardsmen and women an all these pilots and cruiser preparing for the fly over so many people have prepared for this man there's a national park workers there's the the park police the dc police there's millions of people watching on tv just rain through the frigging speech a few times and he's celebrating these armed forces he's the guy who got out of vietnam miami his doctor right of bullshit note saying that donald had bone spurs i mean the whole speech is dedicated to are fighting men and women in their unbelievable sacrifice of blood end of life and it was just all the more tacky that he could not have taken the slightest bit of effort to learn this speech so now back to dana and george h w bush ronald reagan was leaving phil hartmann a had eight clear handle handle for him he did him great but at that point looking at george h w bush dana had nothing and if you listen to his first few attempts dana just did not have that handle an we're going oh boy bush's just kind of boring and then dana sound him with doing that thing over there you know in that whole area over there and you know not guide that mcat that wouldn't be prudent so a we we've just started to rely on dana's bush 'cause he could get laughs at will and if anything happened that week that we could open way of we we would do it andy a we just road dana a for the rest of bush's term and then a and of course during the campaign dana got the gift of ross perot as so we had this crazy ninety two season where the show just climbed on dan is back on on on bush and and perot an onfield hartman's clinton but mainly a bush now are depiction of h w bush was never a vicious in an ambush was gracious it's enough that after he lost he invited dana to the white house this is after he lost he'd been defeated in invites the guy who had ridiculed him for four years on tv invites the guy to the white house now can you imagine donald trump inviting alec baldwin to the white house if trump loses decks fall of course alec snl have been pretty unrelenting on trump and how could you not be but but bush now we invited to the white house after he lost they became friends they became friends and you'll hear a they interview with dan is very much about how we developed a political satire on snl dream what i think was a pretty good period of of political satire on the show so are idea politicals satire on the show was do welldeserved served politicals satire now this was before trump obviously there is no way to do well observed satire on donald trump and not be as vicious as possible or for that matter of mcconnell an end the rest of the republicans who were just being so craven lindsey graham for example you remember that weird tirade at the at the end of the cavenaugh hearings to my republican colleagues if you vote no you're legitimizing the most despicable thing i have seen in my time in politics you want this seat i hope you never get it out you're on the supreme court that's exactly where you should be and i hope that the american people will see the show right now we only proper response to that was this that louis from a piece a co wrote entitled be sarcastic clapping family of southampton here's an excerpt phil hartmann jan hooks and that weeks host kevin bacon now they're all here i just like i say one thing i know that some of you would like the challenge father's well after all meghan i did do rather well maybe like in costume i think that's unfair of course i certainly respect their right to do whatever you feel you have to buy a gun say before we start getting lawyers and here in fighting each other like greedy rats that's written about one thing where like that like there's a lot more at stake here the dollars and cents the memory of a man we all love the van call five oh like is considering the fact that you hate you fuck no no no don't shop just we all knew what you were just waiting for father to die so you could get filthy.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

09:33 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"He's making a lot of money doing. Magin. These he is under the money right now. Okay. I'm jumping in here just to tell you that to contribute to races, or Annunciation house, or both. You can go to Al Franken dot com and help these really unbelievable people out for folks to better understand the private detention industry is a multibillion dollar industry. The fact that this man, and his network, of nuns has to cobble together, airfare, or greyhound or meal is obscene the fact that what you're going to hear. Now is the president saying deportations are down in our country. He's not wrong deportations are absolutely down. Because the length of detention is much longer during this government shutdown when there wasn't any money for anything he quietly propped up over forty thousand beds in the mid west to detain people for a long, long time. And it's because someone is. Making a lot of money out of out of workers, because the majority of these folks that come are working. So they're private for profit detentions. I spoke to one of the volunteers, and he was describing to me, a little boy from Guatemala. He was eight years old that he was being housed in one of these the shelters. And I said, well, what was striking about him? He said, well, he wanted to know if there were coffee plantations, because he picks really, well Al he was eight years old. He came here to work. It's shocking and immoral. When we talk about this page in our history. These are crimes against humanity. The fact that the administration openly admits that we have thousands of children that are separated from their families, and they've given up on finding their parents. It's more than a shame on us. It is something that the American people need to rise up and not only demand that the individuals that are heading up these agencies are actually process. Cupid but that these families every single one of them is reunited with their children. It's. It's a shonda. I mean it's, it's. We ask you about the senses. Since nineteen fifty we haven't had a question on the census about the citizen status of the folks in house. Where is this now is court is in court in for my understanding that there is an opportunity still that they can remove the citizens to question? This was basically. Tended to intimidate people to set the table, there's roughly sixteen million Americans that live in MSC status households. Meaning that there is someone in their family that may be undocumented. The idea of putting a census question on the on the census is too, because it's government form. It's to intimidate people to not fully fill out the census or not do it at all by not filling out the census, you deprive people not just a representation, but also of the trillion dollars that our government spends for roads education on the business side. It allows businesses not to know where they should put the next door front, and create jobs. I mean it creates a mess not just for identifying who gets resources but potentially for jobs and for our economy, and so the president under will Ross is basically said, we're going to put that we're gonna smack down that census. So that, basically, it prevents people from fair representation that is their number one issue. But that this taxes of intimidation, don't disturb the Latino community. It hurts. The country because by the constitution, you we have to know who is living within our borders, that is that is one of the few government functions that is actually demanded by the constitution Trump administration in data, you know, it was frightening in the Senate. How many arguments in legislation were about data because data is so important in being able to understand how to apply resources, but also, you know, in like an education. I remember one point we were trying to get in the Essa the new replacement for no child left behind to separate out the data on Asians. How they were doing. Basically, we're saying we're going to. Accumulate data people from a hemisphere. You know, and without separating, you know, mung kids, you know who are first generation or second generation from, you know Chinese who've been here for a long, long time. So you have those kind of fights and data is so important, and this administration has suppressed data. Well, they literally removed data from the websites, they basically no longer me, so removed data on Puerto Rico on how long the electricity has been down in the waters down the currency for this administration is the opposite of transparency, and they do it by design because they realize that the less access, and transparency that the public has on what the president is doing his ministrations doing. They could sell off our national resources like they're doing when it comes to doing deals while government shutdown has gone. They could trade in who is and isn't American. They took down statistics on how many people were naturalized not the stuff that they've done is not only by design, but the American people when people say, why should I care because our tax dollars actually pay into these systems? We are the ones that actually have to have a transparent government, because that is what our currency is. That's what makes us function. And that's what makes us hold our elected people accountable, because at the end of the day they work for us Wilbur Ross his head. Commerce Mormon, which is really the department of data they do the census obviously, they have Noah Noah is about sixty five percent of their budget of Commerce Department within though is the weather service. The weather services data is completely transparent. They appointed a guy to head Noah who is the CEO AccuWeather. Who wanted to suppress all the data from the Weather Channel? And just so people had to go to accurately. So I keep joking that -rupt. Absolutely correct. Yeah. No, I keep I keep joking that we have right now what we have in our White House is basically an Austin powers on awry, we have fem bots. We have Russians we have, and everybody's trying to sell to the highest bidder. And while we look to a change in the administration twenty twenty what we also need to do is that we are ensuring that these institutions of government stay, and that we weed out any cancer of corruption as fast as possible, because the reason that America is as strong as it is, is that we have not had that, ethnic that has hit so many other countries, and that is the idea of, of corruption basically, this is if we re elect this guy, I'm afraid of the markets in this country. He seems it every autocrat around the world. You know corruption is part of the path toward that and his family is profiting, certainly. You know that. I'm going to not vote for Trump. Thank you. You said it here, I wanted to talk a little bit about Schultz. And I think for me, I think that we need to have a debate of ideas within the Democratic Party. I think that is rich and wonderful and the, the nominees eventually are the ones that hold the imagination of the American people. The best my challenge with one declaring independent in the other one saying what we can't do. I just find it really rich that these are two billionaires, who had a kernel of an idea who transformed their industries, and now trying to. Terminal of an idea idea, which I think, is more sophisticated than a bean. But no. The, the says rollout was so awful Bloomberg. I think is serious guys been, you know, mayor of large large city and, and also in the champion on climate and on guns. And he's Ryan the Democratic Party, which is what he should be canceled this split it. But I think the challenge really is, if we do not understand what income inequality is after we saw bread lines of federal workers, minimizing. It's disgusting. I think that the shutdown brought to light how close to the edge. So many Americans are because federal workers have a steady job, people have a good sketti job out there within two weeks. Four weeks of breadline or missing house payment this, why when I I hear folks saying. We can't do this. It's, it's a lack of will because one hundred years ago, we were at the crossroads of many things we had an immigration debate. We were basically changing from a technological workforce from your culture to industrial. We had the great depression, we had great war, and what we decided was that we were going to double down America, and we created a strong thriving middle class. And right now, we are at across Winston this country, where we have to think ambitiously on Daesh Asli because otherwise, make America great again. I tweak it on the sides.

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"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"al franken" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Hi, this is Al Franken. I have a new podcast and it's great. But don't take my word for it. Alexa. What's your favorite podcast, the Al Franken podcast? It's informative and very funny. Well, I try to entertain while talking about serious issue here. I am with Maria Theresa Kamar Voto Latino talking about voter suppression in Texas. Right. They have voter ID but you can't use your college. You can use your gun licence ide-, but I can't show my idea that I'm getting educated by the Texas university system to prove that I should be voter now to some people that seems odd. Well, it is odd. But you know, gun can be deadly. So it's a big responsibility. Your mind can be deadly. If you're actually well informed while the Yuna bomber with the Harry, thanks for. I'm on Al. But then Maria Teresa got very serious. I spoke to one of the volunteers, and he was describing to me, a little boy from Guatemala. He was eight years old that he was being housed in one of these, these shelters. And I said, well, what was striking about him? He said, well, he wanted to know if there were coffee plantations, because he picks really, well Al he was eight years old. He came here to work that was very moving Alexa. Unfortunately, the only emotion that I can feel is regret. Well, let's lighten it up. Here's me again, with Jeffrey Toobin, Nancy gertner, who is Nancy Kurtzer. Here's how I introduced her Nancy gertner is a professor of law at the Harvard Law School. She got that job because she is one hundred percent oschkenat's e ju. I get it. That's a reference to Elizabeth Warren and her mishandling of the whole Indian thing. Exactly. Now, here's girder Tuban on the federalist society. I'm persuaded that these guys are tracked their watch their invited to federalist society. We now have heard about people are looked at in law schools, and who would who they're clerking for an in addition, what's scary is that they knew they were being monitored. I'm persuaded. I looked at some of the concurring opinions of Kavanagh, for example, that who he was talking to was perfectly clear addition. He was auditioning, I loved your interview with author, Michael Lewis about the incompetent lowlifes in the Trump administration. Trump comes in without having any interest in running this, the government he's supposed to be running, and he has no mission really. And who's going to turn up to work for that administration, who's gonna find their way into these nooks and crannies of the federal government that are incredibly important to be man. Well, it's gonna be people who've got some narrow interest in it. My first podcast was on healthcare. That was my favorite. Why is that Amazon doesn't provide insurance for their warehouse workers or for me? Our guest was anti Slavic. He was bombed head of Medicare and Medicaid I-, anti that's eight. I've heard this referred to as a trillion dollar agency. That's right. So my question is this any has there been any evidence that the Trump family has been skimming little off the top, I have not seen any evidence. Okay. You know, you don't hear a lot of good news about the trumps. And so no one can say, I'm not fair here. That was very fair that made me laugh. So we're not talking about things that it's coming. Nice for people to have we're taking things that people if they didn't have they would die. That's the reality that Americans face. So they have no choice but to get their insulin or to get their blood pressure medication or to get there. Mm pen, the number one call to the American Cancer Society line is the following and American, the president of the American Cancer side. He related this to me. I can't afford to have cancer. And indeed within two years of a cancer. Diagnosis. Four out of ten people have depleted their life savings. I want to laugh again. Well, let's lighten up. Here's me again, with Jeffrey Toobin, Nancy gertner, who is Nancy Kerner Alexa, I just told you what's wrong with you. I am very drunk, the sensor interesting. We talked about the marriage equality as one of the reasons Democrats are kind of satisfied with the supreme court, I thought Scully as descent, and that was very gay. Okay. Let's finally, what, what I didn't even know where to start. It's your show. It's like you wanna if you wanna use that on CNN. My husband and kids love Dana Carvey, Trump impression. Wait. You have a husband and kids. Yes. Little brendan. Love Dana Trump impression because it was about how insane he is. He has the craziest ADD repeating words odd bizarre. You're going to be happy. You're asking excuse me. Maybe interruption selves, gives me many. People say you're going to be happy, you're asking me. Oh, you're going to be happy. You're going to be happy. Happy like it wouldn't believe you could be so happy. I just never heard anyone really like that. And it's fascinate shouldn't we end with something more inspiring? Well, how about this from conservative, author, David Frum? So democracy is retreating a little bit around the world. Right. When that happens, we have to get the thing. I keep telling audiences talk about this is it's alarming, but also be grateful to live at a time when your country needs you. Amen. How I hope you can make us be good difference with this pod. Cast as you didn't send it. Yeah. I recognize that emotion as regret. Alexa, just play the damn music. Scribe to the Al Franken podcast by going to apple podcasts, or anywhere, you get your on demand audio music, provided by the wonderful Leo cocky, any opinions expressed, by me are not necessarily those Amazon or Jeff Bezos who want to be ashamed of himself. Now Alexa, that was a joke L as far as I'm concerned, Jeff Bezos can do wrong.

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Kristen Gillibrand talks sexual harassment

All In with Chris Hayes

03:41 min | 1 year ago

Kristen Gillibrand talks sexual harassment

"Are back here with Senator Kirsten gillibrand in Auburn Hills. Michigan, and I want to ask you a question, and we take a few from the audience very wrap up here. This is a question I get from a lot of people viewers emailing. It has to do with Al Franken. There are people that Email me all the time who are angry at you. Because they feel like you played some kind of untoward role in pushing out l Franken after allegations came out against him. And then in light of New York Times story about a staffer on your staff who complained about sexual harassment from someone else on your staff, and and quit in protest of the handling of that issue, which she felt was not a handled and people have emailed me to say, what is what does the Senator say about her own record when it comes to sexual restaurant. So I believe we as society must value women. It is so important that we value women, which is why when a woman or a man comes forward who has an allegation of sexual assault. Or sexual harassment that you believe them and that you do a full thorough investigation. So that Justice is possible I've been taking on this. 'cause throughout my Senate career whether happens in the US military, where so many survivors are disbelieved did not Justice believe, but then retaliated against I take it on on college campuses because they are colleges across America. Would rather shove it under the rug than have transparency and accountability? I take it on in congress passing with the help of many colleagues, including Ted Cruz. A new sexual harassment Bill for how congress deals with sexual harassment in terms of my own office. The woman who came forward. She was believed her allegations were taken seriously, they were fully investigated thoroughly. And immediately her allegations did not rise to sexual harassment. But we did find evidence of derogatory comments the person that she alleged these against was punished. And this employee was dearly. Valued I told her that she was loved by us by our office by me personally. I hugged her and she was deeply valued. In terms of Senator Franken. This is a very hard issue for so many Democrats because the truth is we miss him and people loved him, but he had eight credible allegations against him of sexual harassment for groping two of them since he was a Senator and the eighth one that came out was a congressional staffer. And I had a choice to make whether to stay silent or not whether to say, it's not okay with me. And I decided to say that now Senator Franken was entitled to whatever type of review or process, he wanted he could have stuck it out stayed in the Senate gone through his ethics committee investigation for as long as he wants for how many months, he could've sued all of the women who came out against him, those were his choices, but I had to make my choice. Now, I am a mother of boys. And the conversations I was having it home at the time. We're very upsetting. Because THEO said to me mom, why are you so tough on L Franken, and as a mother I had to be really clear it is not okay for anyone to grope a woman anywhere on her body without her consent. It is not okay to forcibly kiss a woman ever without her consent. It was not okay for Senator Franken, and it was not okay for you THEO ever. So I needed to have clarity. And if there are a few democratic powerful donors who are angry because I stood up for women who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment. That's on them.

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Kirsten Gillibrand officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

Business Talk with Jim Campbell

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Kirsten Gillibrand officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

"New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand has officially kicked off her candidacy for twenty twenty presidential bid. She made the announcement in a video posted online on Sunday in the funnel web tweet. Tim O'Brien teased a campaign event next Sunday at Trump International in New York City till the brand was the first Senator to call on Senator Al Franken to resign in two thousand seventeen based on allegations of sexual harassment.

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McCabe's lawyer says criminal investigation into him continues

Rush Limbaugh

03:33 min | 1 year ago

McCabe's lawyer says criminal investigation into him continues

"We've also learned. Andrew McCabe authorized, the FBI to investigate whether Jeff Sessions misled congress this guy apparently McCabe was out of control. I think Andrew McCabe is a very bad, man. I mean, just speaking as a straight up and down observation he is a very bad, man. Not only was this guy. Plotting a bureaucratic coup after Komi was fired. And that cool was to protect the conspirators. He was trying to overthrow the presidential election. Even before Komi was fired. Mccabe was was was in on all of this along with struck strokes Merck being dispatched to Europe to to talk to people. It turns out that he also authorized a criminal probe of the attorney general Jeff Sessions. Mccabe was out of control. 'em. He has yet to receive the jussie smollet treatment. If I'm Jesse Smolen is going to be said, what did I do wrong this guy McCabe out there profiting from the hoax that he perpetrated and still getting away with and is still leading. He's out there to write a book. He's being interviewed by the same media. That's castigating me. Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of sessions. Nearly a year before sessions fired McCabe for what sessions called a lack of candor McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether sessions was dishonest when testifying before congress about contacts with Russian operatives. Do you know what sessions contact with Russian operatives wasn't this? Why his recusals so ticked off Trump? He was at a reception that he didn't even remember and the Soviet ambassador. Sergei Kislyak who was anywhere. There was food. Apparently, all this guy did was go to buffets. He went to lunch. You went to buffets. He went to receptions, he happened to be in a reception once in sessions was there. And he spoke to him this ambassador user, it's a pleasure to talk to you today. Nice to meet you too coming in Lebanon, shoot the garbage over whatever's going on in Al Franken hears about this and brings the question up during sessions confirmation hearings. And says, well, I did talk to a Russian I have to admit that I read I got to recuse myself from the investigation, so McCabe, here's this and he wants to tear into sessions for lying about this. This tire FBI under Andrew McCabe was totally out of control and this guy profiting from all of this continuing to lie out there on this book tour. Where is the institution standing up and calling him out like the police superintendent in Chicago today called out jussie smollet? This is exactly what I mean. When I say, our institutions are failing us, the F B I itself did not even act as a backstop against against McCabe other than to fire him. But as hasn't stopped him. He's continuing to run away lying head off talking about Trump's still being a Russian

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Podcast advertises on London's tube, and Post Reports debuts

podnews

01:51 min | 2 years ago

Podcast advertises on London's tube, and Post Reports debuts

"From the newsroom of the Washington Post. The first edition of post reports the Washington Post's new daily podcast was published yesterday afternoon. Chargeable report, it's number seventeen in the US chart. This is post reports I'm Martine powers. Radio's second off podcast football ramble is being advertised across thirteen subway stations in London visible yesterday and today, and we'll be again on December. The seventh in stations like Oxford circus, and Waterloo, FOX nests spreaker has partnered with Diese to increase the amount of podcast available on diesels platform, especially in Latin America about region has a population of six hundred forty seven million people, and it's experiencing rapid growth in streaming services. When I left the Senate, I said, I was giving up my seat. But not my voice, that's foam. A US Senator Al Franken who's released a podcast world. Just an audio file on soundcloud really seen by time magazine as a tentative return to the public eye since his resignation last year, the AP has released their two thousand nine hundred nine digital audio buyer's guide an excellent resource they say for marketers looking to invest in digital audio scripts has formerly concluded the purchase of TRITON digital a podcast. Festival has been announced in Brighton in the UK wave which bills itself as the UK's first podcast festival in the southeast. Features hit podcast like no such thing as a fish, and Richard herrings LeicesteR square theatre podcast would point out that the annual London podcast festival in the south east of England was held for the third time earlier this year, they'll soon be new podcast studios in Sheffield in the UK with space for up to four podcasters using state of the art broadcasting equipment rebel base studios will open early next year. And he's kind of a big deal. Kind of a big deal. Ron burgundy is coming to podcasting.

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Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin — updates

All Things Considered

02:55 min | 2 years ago

Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin — updates

"Were watching primary results tonight in four states Minnesota Wisconsin Connecticut and Vermont a. Campaign in Minnesota has been rocked in recent days with allegations, of domestic violence against congressman Keith, Ellison, whether he wins or loses the primary for state attorney. General those questions could persist since. He's also a leader in the, Democratic National Committee with more on that another primaries being decided tonight we're joined by NPR lead political editor Domenico Montanaro welcome to the studio hey there there are a lot of, racist to sort through we're going to start in Minnesota and. With those allegations, against Ellison what more, have you learned Well we know here is the son of former? Ellison of a former Ellison girlfriend wrote a Facebook post three days ago saying that he, has seen a video showing Ellison dragging his mother off the. Bed by her feet yelling and cursing at her to get out. Of the house the former girlfriend Karen Monaghan. Has tweeted that everything, her son said. Is true but she's so far declined to release the video because she said it's humiliating and traumatizing Ellison himself is not only, a congressman, but vice chairman. Of the Democratic National Committee he vehemently denies the allegations he confirmed in a statement that he had a, long term relationship with Monaghan but that the video does not. Exist he said because I never behave this way and any characterization otherwise is false what has the DNC. Said so far about these allegations I reached out to the, DNC this afternoon and they got, back, to me and said these allegations recently came to light. And we are reviewing them all. Allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing, and should be taken seriously Now that. Came, after I spoke with the former communications director at the DNC Luis Miranda. Who told me quote the party has no choice but to suspend him at a minimum until, they figure out what's going on frankly it would, be malpractice he said not to we've made it clear we're. Going to take, these accusations seriously at a minimum is what that would say, and he said that we set too high a standard not to take the seriously and look this reflects a lot of what, I've heard from democratic strategists this afternoon who. Said that they think these. Allegations have to be taken seriously but that some in the party have actually, grown a little bit skittish after the. Response to, Senator Al Franken who was let go and some people didn't feel. Within the party that he was treated fairly on the? Republican side of things where are they trying opportunities to make gains right well this has, been a year where we've talked a lot about potential democratic. Gains but tonight we'll set up potentially competitive governor's races in Minnesota And Connecticut Republicans think they have a shot in both of those states and there are. Two, house seats in Minnesota where the Democrats have decided to seek other office rather than face reelection Trump we should, point out one those districts, in two thousand sixteen which has showed that Minnesota is trending Republican overall much. More, so in recent elections. Trump only, lost the, state by two points.

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Primary elections: Wisconsin and Minnesota voters pick nominees in key contests

This Morning With Gordon Deal

00:20 sec | 2 years ago

Primary elections: Wisconsin and Minnesota voters pick nominees in key contests

"Here to sign a historic national defense authorization act which includes the largest pay increase support. For our military families and investing in our. Military readiness climb. To glory tenth. Mountain division thank you seven hundred billion dollar Bill named after Senator John McCain sets policy priorities for the, defense department include tough language

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Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg team up for TV drama about women's right to vote

Kirk & Callahan

06:35 min | 2 years ago

Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg team up for TV drama about women's right to vote

"Like School how much Robert free Bradford from the, ticket I think that I would. Not have it if I had it Ringo Starr Yup and Phil and Courtney John McCartney but this, is now lean? In a new and. Improved Curtis whose fault as I will blame Brehm who are you a member Test is like what's the eighth month of the years just basic you know what's the. Fourth month of the year Flex functional straight to? Be stuck. Functional strength to beat the jam will run it What go out ship sail, what I'm gonna guess Eighty-six fourteen very close Kirk, eighty seven fourteen Beaumont. Eighty seven four hundred thirteen It's time for Curtis Kirk and Callahan Headlines, brought to, you by Dr, Robert Leonard Dr Matthew the press v hair loss leaders in. New England one, eight hundred. Get here, first of. All Chris Curtis good, morning good morning Oh boy That's something. That's that's you have to have. That, ready oh don't you think you could? Just reprint Good. Morning, Martin good morning hey how you doing Now if. I ask them so good morning? Private he's all why. Did you move. The mic dally it's like erect I don't know he's doing he's doing a. Good job to the first. Hour and a half he's he's just he's. Okay and, I would just. Get, some animal crackers Oh he did yes he was like one of. Those guys like. He feels like it's one of those movies where. They've got you. Like like diehard or something where the bad guy plays a trick on the guy that, he, moves all. Explo- he'll be killed look like? The next movie makes. What's Danny Glover. Was on the toilet that's exactly it that's exactly it looks like moved to. The all it's gonna explode. They don't move lethal weapon good or great Good Now the Greek very good at saying not, great No, mel's Creighton everything. Well Danny Glover's, awesome too. Yeah they've. Great chemistry those are good? Good, point good movies. You ever. See lethal weapon no. I have not I have I. Love that movie how good you think rob Lois I thought he was Probably. Shouldn't want an. Oscar all right go? Ahead headlines being hosted once again for the first time I think in two thousand eighteen no no no I hosted here at the great Dickerson and drellich. Show weeks ago okay I suppose. By, Alex remix. Yes. Good. Morning, guys how are. We today I, have a. Show that. You both will be interested? In, Hillary Clinton and. Steven Spielberg. Teaming up on a. TV project based on a lane. Weiss's book the woman's Hey what's Hillary. Okay. What's Hillary's role women's our? Executive. To win the. Vote yes she's going? To executive produce the series the book came out earlier this year and it falls the activists who had the decades long fight to grant women the right. To vote I'll just read a page of every day because I. Don't, want to do want to save only. Nine thousand pages looking forward and Bill Clinton actually didn't know already sold the series to show time with James Patterson, to be based on Shot is good guess James Patterson made eighty. Seven million dollars last year it is so weird it's only one other author made more j. k. Rowling correct No one no one else was in anywhere near them it's so. Weird to me. That he. Wrote that book about what's his, face you know the one we read Epstein Epstein make a lot. Of noise at all though who's really good that's. Excellent. And he never mentioned Clinton wants, and I thought. That's strange now I know why Clin doesn't care like Clinton went. To that pedophile island with him yeah and and ordered. His secret service I've. Seen jail he was convicted by now you read that book That should. Be the. Craziest book I've ever been is, there and and Trump was on the plane with them too I. Mean that's the reason that that hasn't stuck with. Whom. One time with whom two time, Academy Award winner. Kevin Spacey because on the plane with those two That was when he found all the underage Sex workers Or girls Hillary never made it to Jeffrey Epstein's No bathing suit in the beach they'll. Go ahead it's got to be proud of your what you got unequal Kidman is in talks to play Gretchen Carlson. In a new Fox News movie expected to join Charlene stare on in the film about ousted CEO Roger l.. Margulis Margot Robbie destroy. Joined. The cast as well I saw she did. Yes Darren is going. Play basically. Justifying Sharon Tate Tarantino would with, pitting that's right who's playing who's playing Bill? O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly said that didn't they Now I don't have it. Here Ron's playing gusting bald Dreyfuss good you know what the liberals will be cloned over. Each other to get, those? Roles it's a big yet right, it's a, chance that that really I mean so Weinstein. Started this the, real metoo movement but I mean Roger Ailes is at the? Onset, of? All what's his name Roger Russell? Have you seen Russell Crowe Russell Crowe in, the trailer, for this Nicole Kidman movie you know the. Woman I guess, where they sent oh sorry they take something that's exactly what? I, said? Have you seen the trailer Is they send the kid, to to boy, what interrupted or something probably not as gay they send, to the, to the, to this to watch that. And, the, other one you told me about is the. The British the British way Russell caucus on this. Week we want to do with you they send them to get, reprogramming how much Movie I don't know. To eighty Russell Crowe yeah I don't know Not that tall. Actually fat I met. Him one time in LA's not that tall, he's fat is natural it's. Not like he wasn't fat nearly confidential. But, he is now Oh yeah this. Is the fault wasn't. Fat and gladiator either but he's now the, education of Cameron post This is called. Boy interrupted are the Moyer was a. Movie Girl Interrupted, that's boys. Boy. Raced, race. I think that's right the grinder seen must be, really good at those case I'm shocked sexual Unbelievable Stress It's shock. Me it worked Girlfriend Emotionally scarred in the hallways we Reverend this, earlier but it is worth hearing the, sound I, think joy. Behar I came to Al Franken's defense on the. View he's a gentleman guys in. Him groping woman was just a. Joke so I saw that photograph where he was putting hands pretending to touch, them but she didn't really touch. Them that was a sophomoric joke by a comedian in a time when, pitted, no he was going to become the Senator was.

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FEMA official being investigated for sexual misconduct

WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson

02:31 min | 2 years ago

FEMA official being investigated for sexual misconduct

"This is how that went on, missile job I loved that job I love the job center will, you run for office again All that. That if I say anything there He'll put a story so I I don't. Know I don't know, I don't Ruled it out all right so there is another situation. To watch in, Minnesota former Senator Al Franken and of course. Former Saturday Night Live writer. And cast member. You know the. Story there The interesting, to see what Dr Thompson thinks about all of this our. Media, expert who joins us on Tuesday mornings he'll be with us, coming up at six, o five we'll talk about moon, vests, and I'm, sure, a little bit of Al Franken as well five forty two your time time to check headlines with John Stokes Federal Emergency Management agency making changes in light of allegations Tom former official essentially harassing. Female colleagues are preliminary results of an internal FEMA investigation found that former personnel chief. Korey Coleman allegedly created an atmosphere of, sexual harassment according, to a Washington Post, report, Coleman allegedly hired women, he met at bars and dating sites to engage in sexual relationships with male friends, that Coleman also, hired in a statement. FEMA administrator. Brock long called the allegations quote deeply disturbing and said he'd overhaul the. Way FEMA trains, employees and deals, with allegations of employee misconduct. Alley Rogan ABC news Washington Early to, wing, sent for college student Iowa went missing while jogging search for Molly Tibbets continue strangers trying to help her find her long haul truckers is he's driving all over the state with a sign posted. On his trunk asking for leads about Tibbets disappearance young child among four people found. Dead Monte in an apartment in queens. It's believed the two women a man, and, a boy bleed to, be five years old had been shot investigators now trying to determine if this is, a murder suicide, case WBZ traffic now. Here's my Google. The ramp. From eighty five westbound seventy seven northbound is sluggish that's. A, construction zone so those, delays will continue this morning seventy seven northbound, is sluggish from just past eighty-five continuing up to sunset, road forty, five. In, both directions, between west. And still creek road they continue street sweeping there on the highway, expect those, rolling closures as you head to work there? Is a report of a stalled vehicle on exit ramp from forty. Five eastbound to railroad so use caution when..

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Binghamton outfielder Tim Tebow placed on DL with right hand injury

WIP Programming

04:50 min | 2 years ago

Binghamton outfielder Tim Tebow placed on DL with right hand injury

"Think Matt he's a rookie and he's afraid to, make a move because a lot of his, his news like Saunders clay Buchholz haven't been good I, think he's, I think he's afraid what do you think well not, I don't think he's. Afraid and he's got Andy macphail you can't look, if you're if you're questioning Clinton's youth and inexperience then you. Know you've got the polar opposite you, know right. There next to him and Andy macphail you know. Who's who's got more experience making. Moves, at the deadline then, Andy macphail has so if if, the Phillies don't make a move it's. Not because they didn't have the right people in place. That's not. The issue they've gotten look John Middleton Will spend whatever needs. To be spent we know this I could vouch, for that Andy macphail you can't get a more experienced you. Know just battle-tested head of baseball operations, in him Is the jury still out, on Matt Clint I'll give you that. I think that's fair I don't think that's unfair to say because. He hasn't been. Done yet well let's give. It once. A deadline a week what ten, days arouse, the thirty first so it's Tuesday a week From Tuesday four. O'clock I understand if. He hasn't thirty one yeah look I'll be I'll be the first one. To, throw him under the bus if he hasn't, done anything by four o'clock on Tuesday. Of thirty first I promise Okay at. School but in the meantime I'll give him the benefit of. The doubt that they're they're they're working on the right deal at. The, right price You got it all right, Franken record, thank you Frank Al Franken broom, always, with a? Smile? On his, face, Chris is in Newark I liked that see I. Was born in Newark, New Jersey but this this town is Newark Delaware isn't, it, Chris and I we we do appreciate that we do At a lifelong resident of new ark Delaware thank you worry about that to be confused with Newark. New Jersey I can't really even though I. Was born there I can't blame you you know a different culture anyway I got you on the computer that would be fine godly young man Jim Kibo one, Tim tebow last. Night injured his hand in a game between Bigham ten and, the Trenton thunder he has been put, on the disabled list the interesting part about that is that he could have seen time with the big, club and we. May have, seen him. If the, Mets. Who season, is, Don let's face it if the Mets. Would have brought him, up called him. Up, even if it's a September, call up, crowds would be at be people, lined, up to? See? Tim tebow, play, in a major league baseball game You would sell out citizens Bank park every met game if Tibo was in the lineup or, at. Least on, the roster and we don't know the severity, of this. I guess they're, going to send him to a, hand specialist from what. I'm reading, for further tests this. Week and hopefully he can get. Back it's not serious. And he can, get back because I do think that there's a good chance at the Mets would bring him up for the. Month of September and you know the Mets. Are gonna play the Phillies in the month of September you'd have sellouts I guarantee you have sellouts at citizens Bank park jets from people that want to come, and see Tim. Tebow well Tim certainly does have a lot of fans within, the church so it'd be great but, I would like I'd be curious to look up when I get home is his stats for the season That would be warranted or or whether he just Be a publicity stunt right You know maybe I don't want to call it a. Publicity stunt member sandy Alderson the Mets general manager that that signed Tibo and believed in this project is is. Not whippy organization right now he has stepped. Aside due to health reasons so I don't know if the same mindset with the troika of three. Guys Ricciardi Rico and Mnaya the three guys that are that make up. The one general manager for for lack, of a better term I don't know if this particular group of guys it's running the team has. The same belief but I'll tell you what. It couldn't hurt ticket sales you know they're not going to, get anybody at games in at, city field in the month.

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Here & Now speaks with Anna North to look at where we are in the Me Too movement

Here & Now

02:01 min | 2 years ago

Here & Now speaks with Anna North to look at where we are in the Me Too movement

"Allegations against restaurant or mario batali he stepped down from his businesses in december after he was accused of sexual harassment one of the latest ticks in the ongoing metoo movement that's been going on since last year and there's breaking news tonight in the case of movie mogul harvey weinstein just a short time ago about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by matt lauer cbs this morning co host charlie rose has been terminated by cbs news this comes after resigning the women accusing him schneiderman of nonconsensual physical violence outing it's now for a look at where the movement is now and where it's going is anna north who's a senior reporter at fox and a welcome thanks so much for having me and as of the end of april you tallied more than two hundred celebrities ceo's politicians media executives and others who've been accused since april twenty seventeen just over the past year where are we now with the metoo movement that's a great question so were about six months into this kind of current interational the metoo movement obviously you know me too as term has been around for a long time to ron burke kinda coined it really about a decade ago but i i would date you know this particular sort of version to the big expose about harvey weinstein in the time which was in early october and so i'd say we're kind of we're approaching sort of really interesting time in the movement where we've had a lot of really high profile men be accused and some women and we've had a lot of high profile dismissals and i think a lot of people are asking what happens next would you have a sense of whether the movement has peaked or whether it's just the beginning i think the sort of wave of media coverage that we saw where you know it felt like there were months there where you know another powerful person was kind of being deposed or at least called out every day it feels like that wave has abated a bit at the same time i think there's still a lot of conversation about you know what are we going to do as society about these issues that kind of conversation is really important to continue and we can't lose sight of it when the movement is hit a lot of powerful and famous people including of course matt lauer at nbc's a household name but also much less wellknown people political aides of former state assemblyman who stands out to you so far as having had a major impact yeah i'm in i think you can look weinstein as sort of this initial figure and i think for a lot of the women in survivors who came forward the women who came forward about weinstein really paved the way for them you know i would also mention as is on sorry here because although you know what he was accused of is quite different obviously from what say happy weinstein was accused of i think it was this sort of interesting watershed moment for me to or we had to talk about you know is this going to be about only workplace conduct or are we gonna talk also about private relationship between men and women will end there's the question of what the definition of the metoo movement is what fits into an and what doesn't i was sort of surprised to see that eric schneiderman the new york attorney general who was just accused of sexual abuse by four women step down immediately given that that's abuse rather than unwanted advances as was the case in some situations do you think that eric schneiderman is is me to right it's it's a really good question and i think ultimately you know this is a broad based movement and people are going to sort of have their own definitions of what falls under it but i think it's clearly a time when people are invested in talking about violence against women as well as sort of sexual harassment and when people are invested in talking about all these kinds of power relationships and certainly the kinds of things that item and is accused of certainly amount to abuse of power certainly in that way i think he falls in line with some of the his history of sexual assault sits in the oval office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the senate with the with the full support of his party what do you think about that that franken democrat resigned and yet president trump has been accused of a lot of things that would fall into this movement and roy moore who he's talking about there who was going for that senate seat in alabama they didn't step down they you know more than win but they they didn't you know step back as he did no more i think remains defiant despite his loss and i'm of course trump is still is still in the white house it's something that has been brought up a lot i think the fact that you know trump has been accused of sexual misconduct now by i think it's nineteen women and you know has faced like relatively few consequences for those accusations although he's now being sued not just by stormy daniels who doesn't alleged misconduct but he's also being sued by summers nervosa who who does allege some sexual misconduct and that case might actually open up some cans of worms for for trump down the road you know i think it this has been very frustrating for a number of people that i've talked to it's very frustrating to see you know this in some ways the most powerful person in the country almost standing apart from me to and not not face anything you know at at the same time i think there's a valid question ask just because trump is still in the white house does that mean that men lake al franken shouldn't face consequences for what they're accused up i'm not sure trump provides an excuse for other men in that way do you think we've started to see any broader social changes as a result of the metoo movement i certainly hope that we have and i hope that we will i think we're starting to see certain things one thing i've been looking at a lot is workplaces that have had you know high profile sort of metoo dismissals and what they're doing to change their practices because a lot of times as we've seen you know it's not it's not just one bad apple there's there's often a systemic problem and there's often people

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