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Fresh update on "axios" discussed on Russell & Hunter
"Axios rustling 105 50. Hey, F Y I care Police are here. Oh, there on this driving news. The British variant is driving another surgeon cases in Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer has resisted reimposing any. The lockdown measures that she embraced so much earlier in the in the pandemic here say here is their dear leader. Action. Women Let me start by saying this, You know, we did not have a national strategy for a long period of time. And then the Biden White House came in, and we have one and by and large, I'm saying great series on CNN's old Everything. You think we didn't have a national strategy, but the Biden administration came in they implemented the national strategy, the national strategy. From our dear leader, Joe Biden has been Wear your mask, social distance and wash your hands as much Aziz you possibly can. That's it, But in her eyes national strategy Now we have one markets in there doing a great job. Great job. I would submit, though, that in an undertaking of this magnitude with Such consequence. It's important to recognize where there might need to be some adjustments along the way. Okay. Now, keep in mind that she's saying all this. She has a A Fauci embroidered pillow. In her bed in the background where she is, it's actually in her office or home office. It Zagat Stace. That's weird. It is. It is RE Fauci bust. She's clear, seen a surge in Michigan despite the fact that we have some of the strongest policies in place. Mask mandates capacity limits working from home. We've asked our paper two week cause So despite all that we are seeing a surge because of these variants. Ah, it's because of the variance. Forget about the case Studies between you in Texas in South Dakota showing that lockdowns didn't work all of the draconian things that you took. You participated in. Didn't work at all, None of it And it shows that but now that you are getting caught You were busted with all of this. Now it's the variance to save the day or to save your career, Gretch. Well, I could go back to that, because that's it. She's like we didn't have a national strategy. She's trying to get out of the disaster that she created in Michigan because she obviously is not smart enough to come up with their own strategy of the governor of a state and you're telling me you don't have a strategy and you're waiting for the national strategy. What I want out of my governor is leadership. Want to, governors say Okay, maybe there is an absence of leadership. You know what you do, You suck it up and you solve the problem. At least you try to solve the problem. Unlike what Wittmer did. All she did was we get reactionary? Shut everything down. She's showcasing that she's not good enough for the job. To represent the people of Michigan at the highest level in government. So thanks for at least acknowledging that I'm not smart enough to do this job without a federal mandate of masking from Joe Biden. So trying to get a square answer at any of these people is blinding. Look, Dr Fauci, same. Fauci himself has botched this since day one. And still the Biden White House turns to Saint Fauci, just showing that the biting White House wants this to continuous long as they possibly can. So they can throw enough money out of it to choke the entire nation. But at least we'll have $1400 in our pockets so same Fauci. Over the weekend asked So been vaccinated. Everybody's getting back today. We got over 20%. The nation is fully vaccinated right now. We might go to a restaurant and stuff eating and drinking indoors in restaurants and bars. Is that okay now? No, it's still not okay for the simple reason that the level of infection that then Amex of affection In the community is still really disturbingly high. No. What's the point of getting vaccinated? Then? We told you. So. What do you know What point of getting vaccinated? Because you know then then you're a meal into it right? No vaccine in history. Is 100% effective. Oh, here we go. Okay, So what you're saying so and we want you to rush out and get the vaccine as soon as you possibly can. It's not 100% effective. No vaccines ever been 100% effective, But they've been pretty darn close with the whole, you know, kid, this stuff your kids get before they're going to school. Yeah, Been pretty good. I mean, we knocked out Mean deadly diseases. This is not a deadly disease. I'm talking about real deadly diseases. We've knocked him out before. So they've been pretty close to 100% this one, You know, maybe so rush out and get it. It's not 100% effective. And when you do get it, we're gonna ask you to still stay home. We're still gonna ask you to wear a mask, Not one, but two. We're gonna ask you to social distance, not see, Grandma and you're gonna have to keep scrubbing your hands. Do you have no skin on it? You wanna know why this is psychologically damaging to an entire country Because every time, they said a mile Stone. It gives you some sense of false hope. If only people were masked. Okay. 90% of people in America warm ass outside of their home cases is still going up. Why is that? Then They blamed it on you. It's because you're hanging out with people in your home and spreading it. And Mike pointed out earlier off the air says what happened Super spreader events. Everything the media said is the super spreader event turned out not to be a super spreader of it. Yeah, but they haven't apologized for that, either, but every time, right there's that false hope. If you wear a mask, you're gonna be fine. That Not only did the case does not go down now there's dozens of stories of people who adhered to every single rule that Fauci has said since May of last year, still got covert. So clearly, that's not enough because it gave you false hope that you could live a life somewhat normally and not get Cove. It didn't work now vaccinations that that is the key. As soon as we get this country vaccinated, we can go back to normal. Not yet. So it messes with your head that every time you think you've done the right thing, you're told you're doing the wrong thing or it's not good enough. So much so that even if you've been vaccinated two doses, Dr Fauci, the face of covert, the mouthpiece of Covert says You shouldn't go to a restaurant and eat a meal inside. Why bother? Get the vaccine gets back to point to Rob's point. And how about this herd? Immunity? We I mean immediately, right? We're gonna wear you brought it up. I think in April of last year Out. She does not about you. Once no part of her community herd immunity again. I would like to get people away from this concept. You watering to something we hadn't heard of herd immunity. We had never thought of her community. We have never uttered the term herd immunity until ST Fauci. Told us about this wonderful thing called herd immunity. Now he's not getting his way. He looks stupid..
Fresh update on "axios" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Ghost instead of IQ. He is out today and I'm thinking investors. They are already thinking about this week's big bank earnings that's going to start on Wednesday can kind of see that in the trade. In the meantime, we've got a tech theme going on today. Big deal by Microsoft Apple's next push and a chip summit at the White House. What You need to know about all of that. Those names as you know big drivers when it comes to the equity trade. And then Brandon Albert a fed speak because our own Kathleen Hays, catching up with a member of the Fed will get to that in just a moment. First up, though, Let's set the tone with a look at the trade here is Charlie Five. Thank you very much. Do you want to begin with the headline from the Middle East and that is us. And Israel will be holding Iran talks two days after an apparent Israeli attack on a nuclear site that according to the Axios news service, We're looking at a down day Carol Master right now the Dow, the S and P Nez stack all trading lower. The S and P briefly did move higher today. But right now Looking at loss of seven points down by about 2/10 of 1% stocks, pushing Lord investors weighing the start of corporate earning season going to be a busy week. Ebanks checking in also an influx of bond supplied the bloom is speed bumps to a roaring rally. Technology shares tone Lord turned lower after invidious that it is offering the company's first server microprocessors. Extending a push into Intel's most lucrative market. Today we're looking at chairs of Intel down by 4.7% in video is up now by 4%. Back to the equity markets with the Dow Down 115 points down 3/10 of 1% ask compete down six drop of 2/10 of 1% has backed down 61 a drop of 4/10 of 1% 10 year. Yield. 1.67% gold Is it 17 31 the ounce down 7/10 West Texas intermediate crude holding onto a gain of 6/10 of 1%. 59 65 a barrel recapping stocks lower with the S and P down, seven down 2/10 of 1%. I'm Charley Pell Attack. Carol Massar is a Bloomberg, Mrs Flack, how we do it, Charlie Pellet. Thank you so much or it, Let's set the market drivers report. And let's also get the Bloomberg Business Week agenda on this Monday, joining us Kathleen Hays, Global economics and policy editor of Bloomberg News with us right here in our interactive brokers Studio, Dave Wilson Stock Center at Bloomberg News. On the remote access from New Jersey. Tic tac. I feel like we.
'Godzilla vs. Kong' Dominates Box Office
"Combos no one. That's the trailer for the movie. Bringing people back to the theater. Godzilla vs kong is on track to break pandemic box office records this weekend. The monster flick pulled in just under ten million dollars on its opening day and is expected to surpass christopher. Nolan's tenant for the biggest box office take in the past year godzilla vs congress showing it more than three thousand theaters. Nationwide at the same time. It's also streaming on hbo. Max
Rep. Matt Gaetz Denies Relationship With a 17-Year-Old
"Matt Gates tonight. Responding to reported allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an underage teen, ABC is Andy Field with the latest from our Washington bureau. The New York Times reported that the Justice Department was investigating whether Florida Republican Matt Gates had a Actual relationship with 17 year old and paid for her to travel with him. Gates, responding that no part of those allegations are true that he and his family have been extortion victims, and he and his father have cooperated with the FBI to catch those criminals. He also told Axios that he has generously in the past paid for dates travel with him, but that he's confident none of them were under aged and breaking.
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Investigated For Sexual Relationship With Minor
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Republican representative Matt Gaetz is under investigation over sexual relationship Republican U. S. congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida a close ally of former president Donald Trump has acknowledged he is the subject of an investigation by the justice department over a formal relationship gates who has not been charged denied any criminal wrongdoing gates told Axios his lawyers have been informed he is the subject of an investigation regarding sexual conduct with women gates went public after The New York Times reported he is under investigation by the justice department to determine if he violated federal sex trafficking laws and had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a seventeen year old gates claimed the allegations are part of an extortion plot by a former justice department official whom he did not name Mike Rossi Washington
Spotify To Spin Up Clubhouse Competitor
"Spotify is probably launching its own clubhouse competitor toot sweet spotify has acquired app developer betty labs creator of locker room a live audio app. Where fans can talk about. Sports quoting axios. Spotify said in a statement that in coming months it will evolve and expand locker room into an enhanced live audio experience for a wider range of creators and fans including in genres like music and cultural programming. The acquisition will allow creators of all kinds to host anything from debates to live concerts and quote. And quoting the verge. Gustaf soderstrom chief r. and d. officer spotify tells the verge that spotify will add anyone conversations not just approved creators meaning. It's apple directly compete with all of the various live audio apps currently on the market including twitter spaces clubhouse and discord although he says spotify employed craters won't be required to go live only on spotify zap. He thinks it'll be a great complement to their existing spotify audiences. Still the two apps will remain separate quote. But who knows. Maybe we'll integrate some of these features or all of these features in the future. Soderstrom says spotify will also experiment with different monetization features. He said some chats might be free to tune into for example while others might be paid of course live audio from the app will then become a direct funnel to spotify podcasting ecosystem. Soderstrom says people already record their spaces and clubhouse chats and upload them as mp three files to anchor spotify podcast creation and hosting software quote. We might want to make that more seamless. He says it's easy to imagine. The company allowing people didn't natively record their chats and tap a button to distribute them directly to spotify and
"axios" Discussed on Axios Today
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US House Plans Series of Smaller Antitrust Bills
"Us representative david. Sicily and told axios at the house judiciary subcommittee on antitrust plans to create a series of smaller antitrust bills targeting major technology companies. Saying the number could be ten or more. He said the approach would allow for more bipartisan support. Targeted issues and would make it harder for large tech. He's to coordinate. On lobbying against one large antitrust bill
House GOP leader tries to kick Democrat off House Intelligence Committee
"House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he's planning on introducing a resolution to remove California Democrat Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee, arguing he's a national security threat due to his former ties with an alleged Chinese five. Details from Capitol Hill correspondent Bernie Bennett. GOP lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim it Swalwell due to his previous relationship with Christine Fang, according to report in Axios helped fund raise for Swalwell during his 2014 reelection campaign before leaving the country in 2015. Among a federal investigation into her actions. McCarthy tweeted Friday that Speaker Pelosi just reappointed Swalwell to the Intelligence committee, based on the briefing that she and I received together, Swallows should not be on the panel in charge of guarding our nation's secrets. Next week, I will offer a resolution to remove him from the
Biden administration scrambles to house children crossing the US-Mexico border alone
"Issues that the U. S Mexican border. The Biden administration is lifting covert capacity caps on shelters that house migrant Children to handle the unrelenting surgeon illegal immigration at our southern border. There were more than 5700 unaccompanied Children apprehended at the Southwest border in January alone, That's it. 113% increase compared to January of last year. Axios reports that according to leaked documents, DHS projects about 117,000 unaccompanied minors will arrive at the border this year and that Border Patrol referred to HHS custody an average of 321 kids per day boxes Christina Coleman reporting. Meanwhile,
Report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
"With New public details about those behind the death of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi. Now it implies Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. It also comes as President Biden plans his first call to Saudi Arabia, King Salman Former national security adviser John Bolton told Bloomberg News. On top of the killing of two Sugi dynamics in the Middle East have changed. Well. Last night. Axios reported that Biden plans to call the king today that coming before the release the head of the oven intelligence report about the murder of the journalist remark, a show G. What do you know about this report? I don't. I don't. I don't know exactly what report it is And if it's Related anything that I saw when I was in the government. I won't talk about it. But I will say this. This is this is ah, moment of truth. I think for buying if if he wants to have a fundamentally different relationship with Saudi Arabia, I think it's a reflection that he thinks he can have a fundamentally different relationship with Iran. And I think That part of the premises. Incorrect. As long as the Ayatollahs are in tower. Nobody could don's the murder show. Nobody has any doubt that the Saudi government was involved in it. This is a this is a matter of realpolitik. In in that region way need the Saudis and they need us When I was in Moscow, once meeting with President Putin, he just he thought of his real humorous. Subject that we might turn away from the Saudis, and he said to me, Look, if you don't want to sell them weapons, That's fine. I'll sell them weapons. Now. The CIA assessed that NBS personally ordered the killing and a United Nations investigator found in June of 2019. It was inconceivable that NBS was not aware. The killing, of course. Yogi. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that President Biden is working to re calibrate the American relationship with Saudi Arabia and plans to communicate with King Salman, which is his counterpart instead of his son, the Crown prince. South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the
Coinbase valued above $100 billion, ahead of direct listing
"All right all right. Listen progress star with the weekend and we're going to start with some news. That broke late last week. Actually kind of after. I logged off so i haven't talked to you about it yet. Coin based could be worth one hundred billion quote per a secondary sale organized by the company in quote. That's axios dan pre mac and premed former guest of the show actually reported that coin base had revenues of hundred ninety one million in the first three quarters or twenty twenty of one hundred and forty million.
Israel and the International Criminal Court
"Last weekend there was a major decision at the international criminal court in the hague that made it more likely that the body will try to prosecute israelis for alleged warcrimes. There's a lot to unpack here about the body itself. The charges against israel the players involved. And what it all means for the jewish state joining us now to help make sense of all. This is barack reviewed a correspondent for axios and the diplomatic correspondent at israel's while news barack. Thank you for joining us. Thank you thank you for having me. So first of all. I feel like the terms of the international criminal court. The is the hague they get tossed around as though everyone knows what they are. But i'm not sure that that's the case. The sec is part of the un is at a different international body. What exactly is its purpose. What is the i can tell you. For a fact that the vast majority of people have no clue and by the way. I don't blame. Anybody is not even for foreign policy. Wonks for international law wong's that's really a small sect in the world so it's not surprising that most of the people really don't know what to talk about. Let's explain the international criminal. Court was supposed to be established more or less after world war. Two as part of the lessons learned from that war but at the time the cold war was just starting and the tensions between the soviet union and the united states is not allowed to get a consensus to form such an international criminal court so instead they decided to form the international court of justice. Also in the hague. Many people get confused and mix up the to the international court of justice deals with more. Let's say principled cases between different countries while the international criminal court is like any criminal court. We know okay which means that it has suspicions. There are suspicions against a certain person for alleged war crimes and this person if he's indicted he's tried by the international criminal court. The international criminal court was only established in two thousand two. As part of the drafting of what is known as the rome statute the rome statute basically said what the international criminal court should investigate. What are the crimes that the food try people for and all the countries that negotiated destroyed at the end of the day had to sign it and approve it in order to be members of the international criminal court re in the us and you and israel have something in common probably many things in common in that neither of our countries signed the rome statute. So what explains that opposition. Why was the. Us opposed to joining the i c c so the irony is that israel was very involved in the negotiations leading up to the drafting of the rome statute and the establishment of the international criminal court. The reason the end of the day that israel did not join the icy and did not sign their own statute was because one of the things that several arab countries pressed very hard to include in the statute as grimes should be investigated by the international criminal. Court were issues that have to do with transferring population into an occupied territory. And as you know when israel built settlements in the west bank it moved its citizens into an occupied territory and for many many years. This was a main issue that israel did not see for example as a breach for geneva convention article. Forty nine in the fourth year neva convention is an article that israel decided that it doesn't agree with so israel. Basically defacto implements the fourth geneva convention other than in the west bank and gaza other than article forty nine because it has to do with settlements. Let me just ask this so one of the things that is illegal quote unquote under the rome. Statute is transferring members of population into occupied territory. And the reason that it's illegal is because like countries wanted to target israel for doing just that no the geneva convention okay from the late nineteen forties already at designated transferring of population into unoccupied territory. As something which is illegal okay. What happened here. was that at the end. You need to decide. You can't just decided okay. The icy sea will investigate any crime that we think at specific moment. It should investigate. No they wanted to Designate certain crimes that are. Let's say more serious. In order for the i c to be able to focus on the really most obscene acts of war crimes crimes against humanity crimes of those kind of things and when they negotiated the rome statute arab countries decided to press for adding this issue of of a population into an occupied territory as one of the things that constitute a crime that can be investigated by the court
Axios CEO Jim VandeHei On Media Post-Trump
"A lot can happen in four years for years ago. Donald trump was being sworn in as our forty fifth president and also four years ago. Axios was founded and delighted to have jim van high co founder and. Ceo of axios with me here today. Great to be here. So and congratulations on your four year anniversary. Thank you we we started. We actually moved up our launch because we interview with donald trump so our first term matched up with his first term. We can leave it all of you to decide what better i show while. I wanna talk about the future of media in the airhead recording this the day after biden's inauguration actually has grown up under the trump presidency in our in this completely new political moment with the biden administration coming out of the first day of the new regime. What are you paying attention to. Yeah i mean we at axios. We cover a broad range of topics so politics technology media business and in the political sphere. Obviously we're spending a lot of time. Thinking about how joe biden the presidency will unfold but also how it will unfold in this kind of wild and wacky media environment where you've got you know roughly half the country that doesn't trust anything that the mainstream media produces and you have this rise in the number of people who believe things that aren't true and i don't think we've ever been here's a country where we've been the last couple years. We just have so much distrust in so much misinformation and so much propaganda in so much of a taking root with people that you and i would say other serious smart people and yet they don't believe the same things that we believe even if a to us they're fact base and that's a huge problem in that environment is going to be surrounding joe biden. And you can't extract politics or biden from media swish together. I think you make a big mistake if you try to understand politics without having a pretty good appreciation of modern media yeah in trump is leaving this legacy of distrust of the media and hatred of the media which he's kind of been able to spread to a broader set of followers. What do you think the long term effects of that negativity toward media will be. I mean i think it's to be determined. I think it's gonna take a long time to repair what is broken. When you have this many people you have a maybe half the country. It's deeply skeptical of media in general and kind of what we would define this truth. It makes it almost impossible to be a functioning society in that environment and i think for the incumbent brands. It's going to be really hard to win back. The trust the people who distrust or mistrust them now i think it creates new opportunities for companies like axios or companies at mina merge over the next couple of years ought to be able to maybe kindle rekindle a relationship with people who were skeptical of things about around for a long time. But it's a problem that has to be solved if we end up essentially de-coupling and what i mean by that is if we have half the country living in at different bubbles where it's not just the media you're consuming but it's the platforms that you're going on to share debate and think about The news that you're consuming. I really worry about that. Consensus essentially it. Truly is to america's it's not just sort of generically saying to america's like we would have to america's and we have to solve for that and we have to solve that while also figuring out how do we put rules around that big tech platforms that allow for people have freedom of speech but also be able to navigate the world without Mistrust in propaganda and nonsense in noise pulsing through the devices in the platforms. They're spending the vast majority of their time on and exit at axios takes a pretty a political approach which that feels like a good stance to take coming into the next four years and through what happened. In the trump administration was that something that you foresaw or in kind of taking a more neutral stance or was that something that you just kind of. We're going to do anyway and all of a sudden maybe you're seeing some positive effects yet. No we'd always planned being that way in. Our view is that world is anymore. Noise what the world needs is more clinical fact based reporting done by people who have expertise so that you can get people who might be skeptical of media to believe in beedi again and for people to stay better information to make better decisions and that's why we started. Axios is our thesis. The thesis was correct. Was people almost everyone. We knew their minds were just jammed and crammed with information and they had less time to actually think about information at a time where all of us need to know a lot more across more topics. It's really hard to do my job. Unity your job if you don't really understand politics or technology or social platforms or media or some business trends. Let's a lot. It's a lot to ask of you and ask of me and so if you can't bring more efficiency to that process if you can't bring more clarity to the information that people are consuming it's just gonna get too difficult for the end user the consumer And so even though i mean are even as i think. A lot of people are appreciating this kind of super brief approach to news. People are consuming so much news. I feel like in the past few years because there's just so much going on with trump and then out of course that the pandemic there's this idea of the trump bump that's driven a lot of subscriptions in really helps a lot of media publications at the same time that trump has kind of led to some of these negative effects that sustain. What do you think happens to. Some of the media publications that have benefited. Most from the trump bump my assumption was that the trump bump which fade people would stop paying so much attention to politics but just had so much craziness the corona virus. Getting worse. Not getting better. Obviously the mob at the capital still persistent fear that there could be more violence as a result of the election results. So we're not seeing that decrease yet though. I assume the decrease will come to be honest. I think it'd be really healthy for all of us. If if traffic to political coverage decrease tremendously. I honestly it might sound weird because people create create a politico and we obviously do a fair amount of political coverage here. But i think people gone nuts. I think people are consuming. Wait way way too much political content. I see in our traffic patterns. I see in my own family. We as a species were not meant to spend this much time thinking about talking about debating sharing opining on politics. It's not healthy. I always compare it to a doritos. Like into real nice. I love him in like if you have one once in a while. It's good but if you eat two or three bags at day you're going to be a fat slob and you're not going to be healthy and i worry that that's what we're all doing with politics is driving people crazy and i think the world would be better place if we all got a life outside of our phone and our and our websites
Snapchat will terminate Trump's account on Jan. 20
"Axios sources say that snapple will permanently banned president trump snapchat account on january twentieth last week. The company announced an indefinite suspension of the account and previously had been limiting the accounts reach the discover section since june snapchat reportedly found the account attempted to violate policies. Dozens of times and that the band was seen as a public safety measure based on president trump's behaviour inciting violence and other platforms
Hong Kong arrests over 50 pro-democracy activists
"Kong than fifty pro democracy activists and politicians bethany ebrahim. Ian is accuses china expert. Bethany good morning. Can you tell us what's going on. Yeah so early wednesday morning up more than one. Thousand police officers fanned out over hong kong and arrested at least fifty three pro democracy activists and politicians. These are some of the most well known people in hong kong participating in hong kong's completely legitimate democratic elections and now they have all been charged with subverting state power anthony. China's leaders are actually feeling very confident and. I wonder why that's important to understand in the context of these arrests so with the coronavirus outbreak. Last year i mean. Initially that was terrible for china's global reputation however they were about able to control it very well and because of that china is the only major economy in the world who experienced significant economic growth. In twenty twenty. I think xi jinping is feeling like he wants to make hay while. The sun shines and this entire dramatic. Crackdown on hong kong has happened entirely during the coronavirus pandemic with that said i wonder how the events this week in washington were portrayed by the chinese communist party in hong kong there were huge protests last year. And that's a real sore point for the chinese communist party and so it showed photos of the chaos yesterday in the capital and it said that this was a beautiful sight to behold. That's something that nancy pelosi said on june fourth. Two thousand nineteen as a large group of peaceful. Protestors held a candlelight vigil in hong kong commemorating the nineteen thousand nine hundred eighty nine massacre. And so they were taking that line and turning it on its head and saying look at this beautiful sight to behold and so there were a lot of comments like that from chinese state media
Joe Biden Announces Nominee For Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona
"Joe Biden. First of all, he held a news conference. And he announced a new member to his diverse cabinet. But there was a little bit of an issue to take a listen to what he says. And then we'll tell you about the issue on the other side today. I'm pleased to announce that such a nominee we have Dr Miguel Cardona. Like other Cabinet nomination appointees. He's brilliant, he's qualified, and he's tested. He's going to join the Biden Harris Cabinet. It is gonna be historic Cabinet. Already. There are more people of color in this cabinet than any Cabinet. The history United States. More women than ever. First openly gay cabinet member, So he's right in that it's going to be a diverse cabinet. But they're not going to have the first openly gay Cabinet member right because this is from the director of National intelligence website Deanna their website. On February, 20 Richard Grenell was appointed acting director of national intelligence, becoming the first openly gay Deanna and Cabinet member in American history. Right Well, there'll be a lot of claims back and forth, and I know Axios is doing something where they're putting Cabinet picks side by side Trump 2017 to compare and contrast the diversity and okay, he's doing what
HBO Max and Roku bury the hatchet: Roku users can add the service December 17
"Hbo max is finally coming to roku roku is one of the last major platforms to get the popular streaming service but as of today it's users can download and start watching. Hbo max. It took months of negotiations to make this happen though axios reports roku and. at and t. which owns hbo. Max have been in touch almost daily to finalize the agreement and some analysts. Say they struck the deal at just the right time on christmas day. The highly anticipated film. Wonder woman nineteen eighty-four screaming on. Hbo max the same day. It hits theaters in fact starting in two thousand twenty. One warner brothers is releasing all of its new releases that same way.
Biden picks Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge for HUD secretary, Tom Vilsack to lead Agriculture
"Has chosen Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marsha Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development Politico reports. The Offered to lead the $50 billion agency comes weeks after Fudge launched a bid to become the first black female agriculture secretary. But Axios and other outlets report Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for agriculture. Fudge lamented Just last month in an interview with Politico that black policymakers have treated traditionally been relegated to just a handful of Cabinet positions, including HUD secretary or details
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"Do we know what happened to christine. She left she just up and left the country unexpectedly and in a hurry around june. Twenty fifteen right around the time that the f. b. i. began conducting offensive briefings in her area. People were confused. People said we scratched our head. She just kind of disappeared. We don't we really know what happened to her. So bethany the end. What to china get out of all of this will they certainly would have gotten a lot more. If christine had not been found out and one reason that she was perhaps was because she was a little bit overeager. She did thinks too quickly. She was a little bit too showy a little bit almost two successful. You could say and what she get along the way well. Us intelligence officials do not believe that she received or passed on any classified information however she clearly did have access to a lot of information about how bay area politics work about the super granular details of who was on top and who hated who who the rivals were and who was dating. Who and who worked in whose office and how much money campaigns were getting and this is all useful information to foreign intelligence agency that has a pretty strong and long history of targeting the bay area specifically i the ministry of state security has a dedicated bureau d- just for california and that's for a number of reasons certainly because silicon valley is there but also because chinatown san francisco's historic. Chinese community is so large and relatively influential in the area and one main purpose of china's intelligence activity abroad is to keep an eye on to spy on overseas chinese. Because it wants to make sure that they are not engaging in any kind of organizing that could threaten the chinese communist. Party's hold on power that they're not doing those kinds of political activities. It would go against what beijing once and bethany to that point. That's a really unfortunate postscript to the story because gilbert the former mayor of cupertino says. This story makes it harder for chinese americans. I think it's really important to think about the other person on the other side to think about chinese americans who are proud to be in this country who wants to have a better life. Who wants to contribute into the community as a chinese-american as community leaders out there. We need to embrace our community and our culture but we also need to watch out for bad actors as.
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"According to his statement here. He says the he hasn't seen christine in nearly six years. So it's december right now. Nearly six years would put this right around january. Twenty fifteen give or take a few weeks and january. Twenty fifteen is when swallow was appointed to the house intelligence committee what her case shows is how when chinese intelligence cast this wide net. They're looking for rising stars than they're willing to take a bet that some of the people who are today city councilmen might be tomorrow's congressman or senator or governor and in swallows case which you can see is that they identified correctly. They saw somebody or she saw somebody who was a city councilman in a mid sized town in the bay area. Who quickly rose up to become congressmen. And then a few years later was appointed to a seat on what is probably the most sensitive committee in the house of representatives intelligence committee. Okay so event shows the stakes here. What else did your reporting uncover about her activities. We know of at least two cases where she had sexual or romantic relationships with two mayors from the midwest. So for example. She was in a car with a mayor and she was having a sexual rendezvous with this mayor in the car and this was picked up on. Fbi surveillance there's a term in espionage for this is called honeypot and that is the use of sex as a tool for gathering purposes. It's important to note that axios was not able to identify or contact. these mayors. we're told the whole story of christine. Fong to rodney farren. He's a former senior. Us intelligence official. Who worked on china for fifteen years. When i heard this story i my mind was blown. I said holy. They did it. That's what i said to myself. It's not surprising that they did it. But the fact that she had had so much success in developing so many relationships they did a good job and by rodney means china. Rodney says his alleged operation fits into china's larger goals the country's got a long history of trying to vacuum up everything it can learn about life in the us from state secrets and military technology to the smallest little cultural details. I mean this is a country that makes plans out to twenty fifty. That every five years comes up with another five year plan that they stick to with goals so they could see the manchurian candidate or perhaps put somebody in a compromising position that they could possibly use later when that particular politician has become a global statesman even better. This seems like a very long game though. It sounds like you're saying normal right and it's normal. Obviously if the chinese had easy targets and could get that information quickly they would jump on but they're also willing to take time and effort to make these long term investments in intelligence operations.
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"Spatial rule. Sean and his boss scott say they were taken aback by the whole thing. They didn't know this person at all. Sean said they'd never worked with her in any way. But zac christine. Try this with a lot of officials right and did she have success. Well according to our reporting christine was very assertive in cultivating relationships with elected officials and just generally becoming very very involved in building connections with both barry officials and with mayors and other officials all over the united states. We're either of you ever able to speak with christina fong. We tried very very hard to reach her. We message her multiple times on facebook. We got her email address message her multiple times. She did not respond and did not reach out to us so bethany all of this raises eyebrows but is what christine founded illegal. Well it is illegal if she was doing it at the direction of a foreign power but she was never charged with a crime. So how did she end. Up on the fbi's radar. Well they actually. I picked up on her in the process of doing surveillance on a completely different person. There was a diplomat in the chinese consulate in san francisco that the us government believed was actually a ministry of state security officer. So this means someone who was an actual employee of when i'm trying this intelligence agencies suzanne the ministry of state security. That's the s. What exactly is that. The closest analogue in the united states to the would be the they are a formidable large and well financed intelligence service and the us intelligence services. Consider the msn one of its kind of premier adversaries. Abroad they were doing surveillance and noticed that this suspected msn officer was having pretty regular contact with a young chinese national and they were like who is this person and that was christine and one thing that caught the fbi's i she had a lot of connections to eric's well well..
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"Christine. Fong was a student at a bay area. University called california state university east bay from roughly twenty eleven two fifteen. She's beautiful engaging gregarious young woman not as young as you might sink in her late twenties early thirties but blended in well with the undergraduate population. She was the president of the local chinese students association. She was involved. A group called papa. Which was a asian-american civic affairs organization and she was really an extraordinary leader. Both of these organizations she held a beauty pageant. She held talent shows basketball tournaments and she would always invite local politicians and chinese consular officials. But of course that was great for the school and great for the students and great for the politicians and great for her one of the people you talked to you and you introduced me to was gilbert wong. He used to be the mayor of cupertino california during this time. I just thought that she was a very friendly person. Obviously she's young. She's very attractive and was very surprised that she showed up at all. These different political events fund raisers. I strongly believe that she was a person may be looking for a green card. And when the report brought to my attention the allegation and it kinda on me that it all makes sense coming up in fifteen seconds christine fox bet on rising political stars fact this year. Millions couldn't get the doctor so united health group equipped over ten thousand clinicians for telemedicine. Just one way. They're leading the development of the next generation helps. We're back with a special episode of axios investigates. Sean wilson is the chief of staff to alameda county supervisor. That means he went to political events and fundraisers over the years and he told me it felt like he'd seen christine fong everywhere she would be at the tri valley barbecue. She'd be the unity dinner. She was at the dinner at the time. I thought well maybe she just really interested in politics. What a good way to get to know in submerse yourself in the area. If you're not from around here i mean. Obviously that's what i would do. But not to that extent people we spoke with said christine fong was secretive she contacts but not friends. No one really knew anything about her life or her family. There was something there. That didn't seem right. I remember her driving up in like i think a white mercedes. I'm mike. wow she's a college student. she's dressed is pretty nice and she's volunteering on all these campaigns and she has a nice vehicle like wow doing pretty good. it wasn't just alameda. County officials zack. From your reporting. Who else did she have contact with. She bumped up against some of the most prominent politicians in the bay area. Those included former representative mike. Honda current congresswoman. Judy chu whose district is based out of southern california and representative ro khanna from silicon valley and the office that she had the most connections to according to our reporting was that of well as a prominent democrat and a member of the house intelligence committee. But before we get to that we wanted to explain what we've learned about how she operated. Sean wilson saw some of christine fong's tactics firsthand especially at one. He remembers vividly a soiree for the local democratic party. I think this is probably perhaps the third or fourth interaction in which i've had with her and she just seemed to gravitate to people the interactions that she had with my boss. Scott aggregated little awkward. We're all sitting around the table in when she was done chatting at one table came directly to our table and sat really really close like whispered a few times in his ear and after when we talked he had spoken to me about the conversation in like she was wondering. If there's a way she can help out or she can do something for us like in the office or choose trying to finagle her way into our circle and try to try to try to do something. And what did your boss scott say about the meeting on a bad breath so that tells you. How close did they sat together. See was definitely violating the.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addresses city ahead of Thanksgiving Day
"Well despite warnings from health officials, million's are traveling. For the Thanksgiving holiday and WBC's James RoHaas telling us the concern is different Households meeting up Has covert cases arise. At least the three million Americans have flown for Thanksgiving over the past few days, and millions more are expected to travel by car during this holiday period, if something and many officials don't want to see right now, and that includes everybody from the CDC. To Boston Mayor Marty Wolf. We haven't seen live hospitalization on this, but we have seen an increase in the current virus. So we're asking people if they try and get through this next few weeks here and get these numbers down, so so we can we can start the new year strong. He's asking us to keep the celebrations to the immediate household uphold, done by AXIOS shows 61% of Americans have made changes to their Thanksgiving plans, including having a smaller dinner. James RoHaas WBZ Boston's
Boeing 737 Max jets approved to fly again in wake of deadly crashes
"It was almost two years ago. That boeing was forced to ground their fleet of seven. Thirty seven max jets after two. Fatal plane crashes that killed three hundred and forty six people. Yesterday the faa officially gave boeing the. Go ahead to fly again. According brown has axios markets reporter. Cornelius those crashes were caused by both a sensor that malfunctioned that push the noses of the plane downward as well as a lack of training on how to deal with this. What has boeing changed. So what they've done is they've made a tweak to the software that limits the system's capability to force the nose of the plane downward and the faa has been conducting a series of certification test. Flights of the max over the course of the last few months what are you hearing from the airline's about how much confidence they have in these planes now as well as airline pilots association. I think they're confident that the faa has done everything that can queue. Make sure that this plane is safe now. The question is are consumers. Going to think it's safe. That's the huge question. Though courtney i feel like people don't think it's safe to fly now anyway. Because of the pandemic people are hesitant to fly period by the time that people do feel more comfortable flying in theory. The seven seven. Max will be in the air already for a few months and maybe that will give people a sense of
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"Hundred seventy electoral college threshold to win the race. And the vote. Counting that continues biden ahead in georgia arizona nevada in the popular vote biting currently leads president. Donald trump by more than four million ballots cast with this win. The democratic ticket also makes history. Joe biden becomes our oldest president and calmly. David harris will become the first black first asian american and first female vice president of the united states. This axios election twenty twenty special. I'm nyla boo. we're going to spend the next few minutes talking about what happens next with two journalists who've been reporting about all of this since the beginning on nichols covers the biden campaign for axios and jonathan swan is also a political report axios watching the trump administration. First let's start with your initial reaction hans will. They had a theory that had a case and they won. And that's all that matters right. We don't know where. Joe biden will take the oath of office will be on the front of the capitol. But he'll take the oath of office. If this all passes legal muster all the lawsuits were thrown out. They had a theory from the beginning that the electric in their own party was more modern that the electorate in the country was in the senate on the far left. They held her that and they won. Jonathan do you think that's a bit premature to be talking about taking the oath of office when we think about the trump administration's role in all of this. No i think. I think it would be fairly concerning if we were giving too much credence to the idea. That biden wouldn't be taking the oath of office. We are entering uncharted waters. President trump is not going to accept this victory for joe biden. He has already himself. Falsely declared victory as we foreshadowed. He'd been told this was not some spur of the moment speech. He gave phone election night. It was something that he was. He talked about it. Privately with advisors in several conversations of the past few weeks including play-acting is probably a little bit too much of a flourish for me to say it but he literally gamed out how he would do that. If you're not circumstance so you've got to have a president he's not accepting he lost who who's campaign is pursuing all manner of legal action from the very nine shooting of filing lawsuits. Try and get more access to counting facilities to trying to stop votes. That arrive opt outs and arrive after election day from being counted in pennsylvania. Which you know. They're trying to get up to the supreme court so you can have this situation and then project four just a little bit. This is going to be probably probably the ugliest transition period in recent american history. And of course all of this is happening in the middle of the pandemic so i wonder for both of you. How much more important is it when we're thinking about a transition at this time when the us is recording more than one hundred twenty thousand new coronavirus cases a day. Think about in terms of the vaccine there's development and then there's distribution now the development is mostly being done through private companies and all that funding has come through warp speed but the distribution is a challenge. That'd be a challenge. In the best of times it's can be a challenge globally. And it'll be a challenge to do that. If we're in the middle of a transition now one way around that is to have sort of biden officials interface directly with the pharmaceuticals that are trying to develop these vaccines. But you know a lot of this has been coordinated through various white house offices and if there's no cooperation there that has real world implications jonathan when you say that you anticipate this will be ugly. What are you anticipating. That will look like why. Don't wanna speculate sorry. I'm just based on some reporting so look we have reporting. We published a story on this that. If trump had one he would've moved very quickly to fire a whole bunch of senior people in his government including his fbi. Director array is c. i. A. director geeta hassle. Both of whom are despised and distrusted inside trump's circle. He would also almost certainly get rid of his defense secretary. Mock aspe- he would run up against civil service protections but he wants to fi- anthony fauci the nation's top infectious disease expert. I don't know what that means for what he would do to some of these senior officials in some senses. It doesn't matha because biden would welcome the chance to appoint his own. Fbi director shortly into the ten year term and whatever horrors trump inflicted on Biden would quickly reverse. But i think that there is a still a lot of room for them to settle skull among the government and the other thing to watch for is presidents tend to flurries of pardons airpods people at the end of their administration. Often they saved the most controversial pardons. How do you anticipate the first one hundred days. Were looking ahead here. Compartmentalize it into three different buckets. One international what they can do symbolically rejoining the paris climate accord. Maybe reengaging with iran. Then domestically there has to be they think something has to be done in terms of coronavirus relief having some sort of stimulus for the economy. And then there's a third bucket domestically and that's healing the country and that's healing is biden season between the divisions between republicans and democrats. And you heard him talk about that on wednesday but there's also the question of healing the country from krona virus because this is still raging throughout the country and so that's how they think about it but there are so many day one challenges that they think they have that if you ask them how many day one challenge they have they say well we have about two three hundred. You can't do everything on day. One and what the the challenge for the biden administration is going to be to figure out how to compartmentalize and prioritize. All these different items. And they're going to run up against the president's time and their own agenda and just the sort of gears of government grind slowly accidents is hans nichols and jonathan swan. Gentlemen thank you for news and analysis. Every day you can subscribe to our regular podcasts. Axios today access recap. This has been a special axios election. Twenty twenty podcast. Let us know what you think. We're podcast axios dot com boudou. 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"Could anybody who wants to be an insurgent by definition would be different than donald trump as john. Casick how that works as been sast how it works in terms of getting a following outside of your own state there isn't the market for at least i haven't seen the market for it. The much more likely scenario is that people waiting in the wings to josh hollies. The tom cotton's they're going to be trump. Like gonna trump's blessing gonna want trump's network. They're gonna want trump's sort of magic dust that he's able to use these presidential elections and so there isn't anybody that can stand up the trump. There isn't a figure like george. Bush or a jeb bush or marco rubio or paul ryan or mitt romney than has enough of fouling to be remotely remotely within the range of having enough power authority to be able to sort of stand up to him and shape things in their image versus. His politicians for years have been talking about two americas. Is that what we're actually living in now. Is that where we're at our we officially into america's. I think we've been officially in to america's for week at argue. You know somewhere between ten and fifteen years and there's no doubt that we are. The question is are those to america's becoming increasingly hermetically sealed. Are they so different. Is their ecosystem where they get information. So different is where they live so different that there's going to be an inability to co mingle inability to combing ideas co mingle politically. That's the danger because both sides can say. I've got half of the country and they just live in different worlds especially when you get down to the base instincts of what it means to be a trumper versus. Let's say what it means to be a part of the new left there so at odds there's not much common ground. Ironically biden might be kind of some of that common ground because i think he does understand instinctively that you can't just right off the other half of america. You can't start doing things. That more than half of america might think are nuts. You have to figure out some way to pull the pulling people together in again if biden wins and it remains a big if that is going to be the epa challenge before him. He's going to have to do that. Admit the krona vers. Jim thank you very much for taking the time. Thank you dan big. Thanks for listening. We'll be back with another axios election. Podcasts a little bit later today. In the meantime please be sure to continue checking out axios dot com or the axios mobile app for the latest news..
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"Way. Discipline is the president of the activist group Florida Rights, restoration coalition he was formerly incarcerated and started the program to help other felons like himself get back their civil rights including the right to vote as from earlier this week when he spoke to Axios executive editor Sarah Goo for live event. He also spoke with politics reporter, Steph Kite, who's been researching this issue. There are actually more than five million Americans who are unable to vote because of felony record and one of the notable things about. That numbers that they are disproportionately black Americans I imagine there are people who are listening thinking will you could just avoid this if you hadn't been convicted of a felony of course, and that is an argument that people make and many people point to the Fourteenth Amendment, which does allow states to block people from voting if they have committed crimes, the other thing is the fact that there are disproportionate numbers of Bach who are unable to vote because of a felony on their record, their arrested higher rates they're more likely to have longer sentences and beyond that drastically different voter laws across the country make it really difficult for former felons to navigate yeah states really. Very in how they deal with this issue Maine. Vermont in Washington DC actually allow people who have been convicted of felonies who are in prison to still cast their vote whereas other states are far more strict when it comes to people who have already served their time in prison. So that brings us to Florida and this amendment that was passed by Florida voters that would restore voting rights to felons. So Florida, Voters Pass Amendment for in twenty eighteen, which really would have returned voting rights for more than a million Floridians. But then lawmakers passed a bill that specified that after someone served their time they I have to pay off court related fees and fines and. Restitution and once they've paid all that off, then they actually have the right to vote. But what makes it really complicated is that Florida doesn't really have a direct way for people who have served time for a felony to even see if they're eligible or to even see how much money they owe. Exactly. So now organizations like Desmond's Florida rights restoration coalition are actively stepping up to try to fix the situation at businesses like Levi's Viacom to everyday average American citizens from all walks of life that is poured into our fines and fees fund where we've raised over twenty, five million dollars and we spent that money clearing the pathway for over forty thousand returning CID's. The big picture is that since the twenty sixteen election at least one million Americans have gotten back the right to vote and groups like Desmond's are part of a movement across the country to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated citizens. Steph kite is politics reporter at axios. You can read more about this looking at the hard truth series at Axios Dot Com. We'll be back in fifteen seconds with what's ahead for tonight's presidential debate. Cova nineteen is changing markets industries and the global economy. You can hear the latest insights from Goldman Sachs experts and thought leaders at GS DOT com slash covid nineteen or on any of your favorite podcasts platforms. Welcome back to axios today. Yesterday I hosted an instagram live with axios Co founder Mike Allen, which took audience questions about the elections and the debates and I wanted to share part of that conversation with you the first question I asked him was about mail in ballots in which states can start counting early. So there's one that matters and that's Because the theory is if joe by complete. Away. Flora. And then if you north throw on as a cherry on top, what we thought was going to be week or even election month. To a regular old election night because Florida goes ahead, count your balance as they come in ad, which seems like the logical way to do it. We know from the court ruling just the other day. Pennsylvania Michigan they'll have three days to. Traditionally states have done as a security measure at some word open ballots. Ground, but now I think this is just one way the voting is going to change. So we have a question about tomorrow night's debate. What will look like in contrast to the previous debate that change where automatically the other guys microphone will be turned off during the two minutes the the personnel to talk is going to happen for both them and so I think that we will get you hear more the big piece of advice that the doctors are telling president is just let him talk because they the word tot he may get into a trend. So the advice he's getting is to hold back but how often does president trump? Advice given. I can answer that question and it's now. Allen is the CO founder of axios. A.
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"Welcome back to axios today president trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. After the November election, we want to make sure the election is honest and I'm not sure that it can be i. don't I don't know that it can be in response. Democrats are assembling a vast legal team Hans Nichols is here to explain more hunts what exactly are Democrats trying to prepare for their trying to prepare? For every contingency and they've been scarred on this in the past namely Bush v Gore in two thousand where a lot of Democrats think the main mistake that was made was stopping the vote count and so you have some democratic while you're saying, you can't make that mistake again, you can't have the Supreme Court come and stop the recount one of the scenarios that you all were reporting out for the piece that you. DID WAS THE TITANIC SCENARIO? Can you explain what that might be? Pennsylvania is the biggest concern it could be other states you could see something in Florida as well. But the issue is, is that on election day through combination of ballots cast either in person mail an absentee that there's one slate of electors and that they're going to go to Washington say we're all for Joe Biden or we're all. For Donald Trump in this case, they'd be for Joe Biden and there would be a separate slate of electors that selected by the legislature that says actually worth legitimate wants you can't trust all the Malin boats you have to rival competing dueling camps that both go to Washington and bovine to be annoyed as the real actual representation of the state of Pennsylvania, and then you have to have congress try to. Figure out which one is legitimate. You also have the potential that the supreme court is deadlocked it four four 'cause repeater GINSBURG hasn't been replaced and on top of this, it gets thrown in the House of Representatives which it's unclear where they stand on this because they have to be seated on January. Third bottom line is these are worst case scenarios I think we need to be clear that all. These potential doomsday scenarios aren't forwarding possibilities. It's totally possible. You just heard that there's a biden landslide or even a trump victory that's close but convincing. So lawyers get paid to think around corners if they get paid to think of these contingencies and this is one of the things they're thinking about they're preparing for it and they're ready to take it all the way to the highest.
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"Back to axios today earlier this week Walmart announced they wanna cut their operational missions two zero by twenty forty and Walmart's just one of many companies making pledges like this. Then came in covers energy for axios and has been reporting on why these announcements feel like an inflection point when it comes to corporate sustainability pledges, these pledges have been growing number and now encompassed many of the world's largest corporations were also seeing an evolution of them in a way that becomes a little bit more tangible and specific, and perhaps a little bit less gauzy and airy. Now, some skepticism is warranted here. Of course, there's a long history of corporate greenwashing and these are not laws these are. Non Binding commitments, but with that throat clearing, aside, there is reason to think that some of the world's largest energy producers and energy users are starting to take steps that for a little bit more meat on the bones of some of these bigger wider longer term ideas took him. We talk about some of that meat. So when Walmart puts date on it, they say twenty forty, what are they saying they're going to do by two thousand, forty two at Walmart is saying that they're going to do is have their trucks and their headquarters and their buildings all over the world and such they want to have those bs zero carbon emissions. What interested me about Wal pledge is they said They were going to do this without offsets and essentially carbon offsets while they can be a very useful tool in the fight against climate change. What you're essentially doing is sort of paying someone else to deal with your problems, right so you're paying for clean energy projects and perhaps a far flung place or forestry project elsewhere, which is a very useful thing. But at the end of the day, if you're relying only on offsets, you're still a big polluter. What the Walmart pledged shows is not only are we seeing more companies make these types of commitments, but they're getting a little bit more concrete and less reliant on some type of work around obviously the most important part about this. Is How much of this will lead to change is too soon to ask that no I don't think it's too soon at all tasks that Tang very early in very close attention to whether these companies are actually caring through is a really important thing to do I think another important thing to keep in mind here is that you can't silo this off from state policies and more importantly national policies. Gigantic multinational companies have a lot of power, but they're also saying that this is both a corporate level decision, but also a policy decision and that's something that they can certainly try to influence with their lobbying might and their advocacy might, but it's not something that they directly control necessarily. Came in writes the axios generate newsletter. Two hundred thousand Americans have died from the coronavirus SIM makers, XS healthcare editor, and he's here now to talk about that. Emily just corona virus news where we at Thinking about projections of the toll in this country, I think it depends how long it goes on. We are right now averaging somewhere in the neighborhood of eight hundred deaths today that's a little bit lower than it used to be. So that's improvement. But if this goes on for another eight months or closer to another year, if we don't have any vaccines or anything like that through the winter, and there's a lot of reason to believe that things will get worse than the decimate go up as the weather gets colder we are in for a lot more suffering. And speaking of a vaccine, we also learned yesterday that the FDA may be announcing tougher standards. Yeah. That's right. This is reporting in the Washington Post that says the FDA is upping what it wants to see from some of these clinical trials for the vaccines that are underway now. So that will know a little bit more about these products about how well they work in different populations a better sense of how drug works for us of. Era Case. So I think these are very easily defensible standards. It'll probably come sometime between October and January which I know feels like a long time but vaccine development usually takes years on end. So that's actually a very short window. So there was some chance that the FDA could give a product emergency authorization before the election that's now probably less likely but in the bigger picture that doesn't really change the timeline on which people won't.
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"NYLA Boudou here's how we're making you smarter today Joe Biden Challenges President. Trump over violence in Portland. And how you should think about presidential election polls I though the American recession inside a recession is today's one big thing. In March president trump said, he believed to economic recovery would come quickly after corona virus lockdowns led to record unemployment and business closures. But now economists even Fed officials are taking a rare public stance warning that without another stimulus package from Congress were likely facing a long-term recession that persists even if there is an approved vaccine, Dion Rowen is the markets editor at. axios. So obviously, the corona virus pandemic has the recession and GDP in the. Second. Quarter was the worst reading that we've ever had. What you're seeing now is as the coronavirus pandemic has not been fully dealt with, and that's leading to more layoffs and declining business in industries that weren't even directly impacted by the endemic. So Dion, if people thought, we would bounce back after the recession caused by the pandemic. How much longer will it be for recovery? Now, a lot of it depends on what happens with the virus and What happens with Congress right now, Congress is an recess. The Senate is on vacation former Fed chair. Janet Yellen wrote a blistering op-ed that was titled. The Senate is on. Vacation while American Starve and it really highlights the new activist role that a lot of economists and members of the Federal Reserve playing saying to Congress Hey, you guys need to pass more fiscal stimulus and that's a pretty big deal as a former business reporter. I know firsthand. How rare it is for the Fed to comment on what Congress is or should be doing. So take a listen to this. It's Neil Cash Cari he's the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Congress should use this opportunity to support the American people and the American economy, and until we have that real confidence, not just wishful thinking but in the data real evidence that it's safe, we're not gonNA have a meaningful economic recovery. Dion. What are the metrics that you're seeing that indicate to you? This recession is going to be prolonged because this pandemic kid was unlike anything that we've ever seen before a lot of banks on Wall Street started looking at real time data and you saw from April in May and into June, the numbers fell and they raced back and then at the end of July when these enhanced unemployment benefits expired for about thirty million people, you saw a really significant decline we're seeing it in spending. You're seeing it in terms of more layoffs, less hiring more businesses, closing their doors. It's turning from this once in a lifetime phenomenon into a traditional recession and those are particularly.
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"Like. Bus Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote. But I the record-breaking West Coast Heatwave is today's one big thing. In. The West Coast is experiencing intense heat waves right now temperatures and California's Death Valley yesterday hit one hundred and thirty degrees Fahrenheit which of that holds would be earth's hottest recorded temperature almost a century and maybe the hottest ever on record. And in the middle of pandemic, this is highlighting a whole new set of problems including how to store newer greener forms of energy. A lot of these worst case scenario is really playing out in California, and so that's where you're seeing the debate about these prolonged heat waves like what we're seeing a death valley but really across the states and also the first rolling blackouts at the state has turned pose in almost twenty years amy harder is an energy reporter for axios. She lives on the West Coast and has been experiencing this heatwave firsthand in California. They're imposing rolling blackouts to avoid a complete shutdown of the entire system that's because of our first problem. The unprecedented demand from everyone in quarantine power often spikes around five o'clock in the afternoon when people are getting home from work and that's when people will turn on their air conditioners now. So many people are working from home such as myself. I'm in my apartment with my portable rental, A..
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"The latest AXIOS A-X-I-O-S Corona Virus Index poll is out, and it's all about social bubbles David, neither is one of the managing editors at axios. Social bubbles are when people kind of. Put together their own groups of people like anybody. They know outside the family, but it's gotta be somebody that they know and they trust. These are the people that they're going out and socializing with how many Americans are saying? They're doing that? Forty seven percent of Americans, so almost half of Americans are doing some form of this now where they say they are. This is about the first thing I've seen with the coronavirus that is not a partisan split fifty. Fifty percent of Democrats and forty nine percent of Republicans. What do you think these findings represent? They show Americans trying to cope with the situation they're in. It's a recognition that this is not going to be over anytime soon and yet you've got to see some people. So who can you socialize with? Who can you trust? It's GonNa. Be People that you know and they're just looking for any safeway that they can rebuild some semblance of a social life. David neither is one of the managing editors for axes. Thanks David. Thank you. Before we end today show. I wanted to tell you about one man who's walking three hundred miles from North Carolina to Washington DC. It's something walking. Marine Terry sharp has done eat different types bringing awareness to the fact that we're losing twenty two veterans suicide every day. so many people have an idea that this is happening Terry's walk ten to sixteen miles every day this month, and so far he's raised twenty thousand dollars for a nonprofit that works with wounded.
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"I believe the most part you can trust respected medical authorities. You know I believe I'm one of them, so I think you can trust me, but I would stick with respected medical authorities who have a track record of telling the truth. That's Dr Anthony Th. Ouchi who was attacked by White House staffer Peter Navarro in the newspaper op ED earlier this week. Navarro accused Dr Fauci being wrong about and I'm just going to use a quote here. Everything they interacted on, and that's just the latest in a series of efforts to undermine public health. Health officials so the most recent thing is the trump administration has ordered hospitals around the country to start sending some of their coronavirus information over the heads of the, CDC, to have cut the CDC out of its role in the process. So now this information is going directly to the health and Human Services Department. Instead of the CDC seem Baker is the health editor for Axios I. Asked him what it means for the CDC fight against the pandemic Tanakh. Get information like this directly, so the CDC will still have access to this information. Here to anyone who's being even a little bit of attention to the inside parlor game of all that the CDC is on the outs they are briefings have been shut down since I. WanNa say February or March because they warned that this was going to be very bad. So the less that they are listened to Damore you see the virus continued spread, and it's not like if everyone had been nice to Anthony Fauci than we wouldn't have any more cases. I'm not trying to overstate it like that, but these are the people who've said look. Look! You've got to take this thing really seriously. You gotTa wear the mask you gotta do the social distancing. Here's how we open school safely and every time these new public health messages come out you have either trump directly or political White House officials, saying we don't like that because it represents a reality that no one likes, but it is reality. Can you frame where we are at right now? In this country with our cove map? Yes, we actually just updated our mathis morning and cases are rising in thirty six states, which is pretty bad. Seeing cases get worse all across the country in every region by a pretty significant amount. So what are you thinking i? Mean when you put all this together. How public health officials are being undermined? And we're not getting control on this virus. I think it's a pretty straight line, right? We have a pandemic. That is not Donald Trump's fault. It's not any politicians fault at all, but started point a and it. It is. Don't listen to the people who do this for a living. It's pretty easy to get to point B of you. Don't control the pandemic and it keeps spreading keeps killing people, and until you start listening to the expert advice, even though those people can make mistakes, too. They do know the most about this even if they don't know everything and if we don't listen to, them keeps.
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"Making US smarter this morning. TIKTOK becomes the latest punching bag against China, and as Corona virus cases hit new records in some states. It's chaos over schools reopening next month. I facebook fire is today's one big thing. This week. FACEBOOK failed its own civil rights audit. The social network has been used as a platform for mass spread of misinformation, leading to voter suppression harassment against minority groups and encouraging violence. The report concluded facebook's in action led to I'm going to read a direct quote here. A significant setback in civil rights in a freed is the chief technology correspondent and Axios once again. Facebook just sees the world so much differently than its critics to me. It's less about what the audit found. And how differently facebook and it's critics view that same data. Facebook sees it as a problem that they've made A. A lot of progress on and just need to keep working at an ex critic system that still fundamentally broken critics look at facebook as a platform for voter suppression for hate speech for Algorithm ick Bias for discrimination and facebook sees a mostly good thing with a few problems. So what did the critics want facebook to do? There's a bunch of steps having more diverse people involved so everything from you know a chief diversity officer, more diverse leadership, more diverse teams building the products, and that's a familiar criticism of big tax, but they also want to. To See facebook much more proactive when it comes to hate speech, and in particular hate speech from politicians, they're super slow, and their policies make it very tough to take action particularly when it is elected officials that are the ones disseminating hate. They consistently don't WanNa be the arbiter of truth, but fundamentally they created the platform. If it's the platform that is causing these harms, they're the ones in charge of that platform and wonder if you can put this in context for us, like as we're looking at these next few months leading up to our. Our next presidential election. What are you watching for here? The reason this matters so much is how influential facebook is in our collective discussion, and if facebook wasn't as important as it was, you wouldn't see this much discussion and I think what's being missed to some degree is this is actually only going to increase in a world where more and more of us are sheltering in place, I think a case could be made that arguably facebook and other digital platforms are even more important in the twenty twenty election than they were.
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"The world, so we're GONNA. Make you smarter faster on the topics that are changing the world connecting business tech media politics science. All make for great conversations all day in Mike and the you talked about I think there's a really interesting philosophy that happens that I'm learning a lot about at Axios, just about how all of those things you mentioned are actually related when we're starting extras. We realized that just being up to speed on a topic or to wasn't enough. In this revolutionary transforming world, you had to see how things connect and collide. How Tech Hooks onto business, hell, politics and media interplay, so it's those collisions that are GonNa make for conversations on Xu's. Xu's today and so Mike. The best thing is. We're going to do all of this. And just ten minutes actually means worthy in Greek. We've always tried to be worthy of your time and attention, and now we're going to be worthy of your ears. It's actually a little crazy to try to launch this. Daily News podcast in the middle of a pandemic. We're actually doing this via zoom so you and I can practice responsible social distancing, but I wonder if you can tell me why. You think this is so important to launch now. I'm live from my bedroom in Arlington Virginia because you said that's where would give us the best sound, but we realized that in this moment when the world is changing, when the pandemic is still on people's minds, when Rachel Justice is now at the center of the global.