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Trump lashes out at ‘weak and tired’ Republican congressional leadership
"Today tweeting his continued support of higher checks, saying Americans deserve it and again blaming China for the pandemic. The Senate is also preparing to deal with a possible override vote of President Trump's veto of a major defense spending bill. The House voted with a two thirds majority to override the president's veto. Now this is all up to the Senate. What you've got here is a bill it's called the National Defense Authorization Act. It authorizes spending on overseas military operations, weapons pay and morte. The president has tweeted quote week and Hired Republican quote. Leadership will allow the bad defense bill to pass Say goodbye. The vital section 2 30 termination that has to do with tech. Your national monuments, forts and treasures inserted by Elizabeth Warren, five G and our great soldiers. Now the Senate taking up this override. It also needs a two thirds majority fucks is rich Edson Vice
New tensions emerge between Biden team and Trump administration
"Joe biden's incoming administration is taking shape. Former deputy secretary of state anthony blinken will be nominated for secretary of state x fed chair. Janet yellen is up to run treasury retired. General lloyd austin has been tapped to run the defense department. Some of these names have been more controversial than others. there've been some progressive objections to biden's likely pick a former iowa governor. Tom bill sack to reprise his role running. The agriculture department and a lot of republicans in the senate are cool to the choice of near attended a close hillary clinton confidante to run the office of management and budget. Some other choices like yellow. Have gotten pretty warm receptions across the political spectrum to talk about this administration that's what is likely to mean in terms of what a president joe biden might actually do. Let's bring in our left right and center panel on the right law. Chen is the david. Diane steffi fellow at the hoover institution and he's the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at stanford lot. He has worked on several presidential campaigns for republicans including george w bush's reelection campaign marco. Rubio's two thousand sixteen run and he was the policy director for mitt romney in the two thousand twelve presidential campaign. Hello lonnie thanks for having me and on the left sabil. Rama joins us. Bill is president of demos a progressive organization that studies and advocates for voting rights economic and racial justice and equity sabil is also an associate professor at brooklyn law school. Bill so bill when you look at these names What does this tell you about. The sort of administration that joe biden is preparing to run. So i think the roster that's being built out is really interesting to me what it shows. Is there too big tensions that i think the new administration is trying to balance. A one is a balanced between old hands and some new faces and the other is a balanced between a pragmatic course and also progressive ones. So when you think about someone like janet yellen or cecilia rouse on the economic team These are folks who have deep experience in economic policy but also represent. I think a little bit more of a kind of a progressive wing of the larger policy debate. Not these are certainly not Bernie sanders elizabeth warren folks but they very much represent a part of the economic profession that is increasingly focused on issues of inequality Racial equity and issues of how we get around are sort of current problem of austerity politics. Lot he what do you make of this list of names. Well i think first of all there are a number of very highly qualified people on the list people who have great experience in government who i think even republicans who may have policy or ideological concerns would have to say are well qualified to play the roles. They've been a nominated by the president. Play and so. I think that that's a very hopeful. Sign on the other hand. You've got some real head. Scratchers here josh. There are people who the president is nominated for roles in various situations that i think people kinda wonder what was he. Thinking there Heavier sarah for example to be secretary of health and human services a man with no health policy no public health background who's really so claim to fame in healthcare is arguing to defend the affordable care act which by the way may have been enough for biden but it really seems to be one of those picks where he had put the sarah somewhere so he put him at. Hhs which under ordinary circumstances might be okay but in the middle of a pandemic hhs is going to play a critical role in disturbing the vaccine and hopefully overseeing and the the end of this covid nineteen pandemic here in the us. choice of. Sarah is puzzling one. The other one that i would point to which doesn't require senate confirmation and so Will be what it is. Is susan rice as director the domestic policy council which has traditionally been the policy making apparatus at the white house that coordinates the creation of domestic policy overseeing areas like education and health care immigration. Picking someone with with the deep foreign policy experience for that job seems to me to be a little bit odd. I think she was picked for that job. In part because it doesn't require senate confirmation and biden. His team knew there was no way republicans. Were going to confirm someone is controversial. Susan rice so for every sort of great. Pick for every janet. Yellen for every brian You know you have a few that sort of make you think. Gosh what is the biden team doing here. So it's a little bit of a mixed bag so far. Yeah bill when. I look at the list of names. I do sometimes see what he is describing their almost a sense that biden had list of people that he liked and wanted to give jobs to and a list of jobs he needed to fill and in some places. The matching of the to feels a little bit random. I'd also point to to marcia fudge who's an african american congresswoman from cleveland. She'd openly campaigned to be agriculture secretary. She's a senior member of the agriculture committee. There'd been a lot of progressive concerns about how the agriculture committee has dealt with black farmers and about beneficiaries of nutrition programs people primarily eat food rather than making it And biden has passed over. Her is expected to bill sack in that position and then fudge specifically said that she didn't want one of these traditionally black cabinet jobs like labor or housing and urban development. She's going to be put up to run housing and urban development. So some of these choices they do have that feeling to me of what we want this person job. Well here. this one's available. Let's give them out. One is that is that. Is that too harsh. Look looking at this selection process and saying that you know i. I do think there's a little bit of that. In terms of the example with congressman fudge gave. I think is a is a good one of your. She has deep expertise actually on areas connected to usda. I'm at the same time. I think she'll bring a novel. Interesting and important voice went on the issues of hud but there is a little bit of that. I think the thing i would offer is you know. There's so much going. On with this transition. Given the pandemic given the extraordinary delays that the trump administration put in place at one things that we're really looking at is what's what does that next layer down. Look like so when you think about the whole team Not just cabinet but cap a deputy secretaries and so on can does it look like a team that then has the balance of deep expertise and Mission alignment right at someone. Folks who are laser focused on the combined crises of of the economy and covid and climate and original justice moment. That's the next layer. That i would look at right. Are folks getting complimentary. Picks to offset some of where they might need additional insight or expertise
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's book 'Persist' to come out in April
"Distribution about the deal would not include controversial issues of state and local aid and liability protections. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has written a book It's called Persist. Publisher Henry Houlton Company says the book is a deeply personal account of Warren's
Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department
"President-elect biden announced general. Lloyd austin as his pick for defense secretary which would make him the first black man to lead. The pentagon biden is also expected to nominate ohio congresswoman marcia fudge to run housing and urban development and former agriculture secretary. Tom vilsek to reprise his role of running. That department one takeaway here is that there is clearly a pattern form with biden's picks either a commitment to diversity with fudge and austin or experienced hand. Who can step in and do the job right away like with vilsek but there was another constant in violence picks a personal connection with the newly minted nominees biden serve with ville sack in the obama administration and has discussed how he met general austin while on trips afghanistan as vice president and continue to work with them today. It's my great honor. Really is an honor to add to my national security team leader of extraordinary courage character experience an accomplishment in a man who i've seen some of the or interesting parts of the world with vice president someone with whom i have worked closely for many years and i've seen perform the highest standards under intense pressure. Now that's not to say austin won't phase hurdles as we discussed yesterday. Some democratic senators like elizabeth. Warren are already signaling that they oppose granting austin the needed waiver for him to serve as defense secretary but just as important to biden is the fact. That austin had a relationship with his late son bo. He was both commanding officer in iraq and attended mass with the president's son. A relationship with bo was also a factor in biden's comma harris for vice president. All of these factors including the consideration of a personal relationship are at play in biden's last major cabinet. Pick to make attorney general. Cnn is reporting that senator. Doug jones judge merrick garland and sally. Yates are the top contenders with jones. Being the front runner
Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin
"President elect Joe Biden once retired general Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary, not A post he sought. I sought him. Austin would be the first African American to serve in the position. But could his nomination face some trouble in the Senate and joining us live from Capitol Hill? Double d. T. O p. S Mitchell Miller. Mitch General Austin is very well respected. So why are there questions about whether the Senate would confirm it? Well, Shawn and Hillary. It goes back to the history of the defense secretary being in a civilian position, and the so called seven year rule that if a military officer is tapped for that position, they need to have been retired from the military for at least that long. Austin retired four years ago after a distinguished military career of more than 40 years and included a major command in Iraq. Tenure is the head of the U. S. Central Command. But several lawmakers say it's important to maintain a civilian in that position. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rhode Island Jack Reed had given in on a waiver for General James Mattis under President. Trump said he wouldn't support one in the future. He is now wrestling with this. Others have said they'll oppose the waiver, including senators Elizabeth Warren Richard Blumenthal, who's on the Armed Services Committee and Jon Tester of Montana. But if the House and the Senate grant a waiver, which they both have to do, he'll likely still have plenty of votes to be confirmed. Hey, Mitch, who are the other potential candidates? Lawmakers might have preferred to Austin. Well, one of them would have been the first woman to serve as defense secretary Michelle Florida who's held various positions at the Pentagon and is very well respected. The House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith made it clear she was his first choice. Another candidate who had been talked about a lot was former Homeland Security Secretary Jay Johnson. But Biden is said to be very comfortable with Austin as his
On Student Debt, Biden Must Decide Whose Loans to Cancel
"This hour. We are exploring the ideas and the debate over forgiving student. Loan debt in the united states. A little earlier you heard the voices from some on point listeners. Telling us the impact that carrying student loan debt has had on their lives. We also heard from some listeners. Who did not support the idea of widespread. Loan forgiveness. I will lose my mind if they do that. Student loan forgiveness. When i went to college. I chose a college. That was a state school. Because that was what i could afford. I worked four jobs while i was in college so that i didn't have any debt when you take out you know what you're signing for and it's a choice. Life's all about choices. I'm not for it you know i. I guess i was lucky in that. I had a family who raised me to be wary of that Ultimately ended up joining the military. So i can pay for college. I just don't see where the equity is there so those are some on point listeners from west virginia and from new york professors. Odi the when we say equity right. I mean Nathan the caller. There used that that that very word it's being used in different contexts right like just in the previous segment. We talked about how the disproportionate impact of student loans on black students. For example. there's a. There's a kind of itchy trying to achieve equity there as well but i want to just get street to what does fairness mean here because i think you probably remember from the presidential primaries last year gotta might as well be five hundred years ago but it was last year. There was a moment where think it was in iowa. Where an iowa voter confronted senator elizabeth warren about this idea of student loan debt forgiveness and the voter was saying like hey. His daughter's getting out of school. He saved all his money and even worked multiple jobs so that she didn't have to have any student loans. So would he get that money. Back and senator. Warren said no and he just infuriated him because he he made the decisions to not give his daughter a legacy of debt And there would be no payoff for that or no. Other people who chose the debt path would have forgiven. So what do you think about that. Fairness question yeah. I think it's an interesting question i mean. What does fairness in this instance. Let's say we don't cancel any of the debt. He's still not going to get that money back. But it might prevent you know the next generation of people from having to work multiple jobs and do all of this Extra work to get their children educated so failing to cancel anyone's debt doesn't really solve problems here. You now Would also we does doesn't solve problems in terms of like the underlying cost of higher ed correct and also then. The same thing will just continue to happen. Is it fair to that guy that everyone else must suffer the same way. Okay well so. But i mean failing to cancel. That doesn't solve that problem. But how does cancelling the debt solve the problem of very expensive higher education in this country. I think that it has to go hand in hand with policies that address. That exact problem the fact that the college tuition year over here has increased far beyond inflation. And they're just like structural issues at universities. I think that a lot of these universities. They've had to invest so heavily in responding to the corona virus and they are out of resources and local and state governments are also low on resources. So it's likely the federal government is going to have to invest in these institutions of higher education. So it seems like a good opportunity to deal with that underlying problem at the same time as as as addressing what we've been doing for the past several decades the fact that that yeah no no no. I didn't mean it up you there but I'm agreeing like this. This to me is the core issue. Cancellation are no cancellation's short-term decision with an with impact on yeah forty-three potentially forty three million americans right now but does it you. You were talking about next. Generations do really anything to via the problem for them. There's one more question to ask about fairness and feel free to tell me that. This is a terrible comparison. But you know every single day mean especially after the financial crisis americans or the housing crisis. I should say from eight americans have been told. Don't buy a house outside your means but by the house that you can afford. Shouldn't we have the same encouragement for education. Yeah so that's interesting. I mean it might be a good opportunity. To contrast with what's happening in europe for example in denmark you get six years of free tuition room and board and a stipend to attend higher education. What they're going to have is an educated people an educated workforce and etiquette educated citizenry. If what we're going to say instead is if your parents are not wealthy don't go to a good school. don't go to an expensive school. I mean that's one way of building a society. I'm not sure that it's the best. One we know is going to be then financially. Racially socio economically exclusive. And that's not the idea that we have about america right. You're supposed to be able to go to school and move up in life. Higher education as a tool for social mobility and also and very often not even mobility but just hanging onto. Where wherever it is that you were able to achieve in the last generation just stasis just like being really part of a society. Most jobs require a college degree these days so we we want to tell people. You can't afford to go to school. So don't
Challenges Await Next Treasury Head
"Former federal reserve chair janet yellen has been at the forefront of us economic policy for decades. If she's confirmed as treasury secretary she'll be taking on a new role during a time of deep political division and significant economic challenges. Joining me now to talk more about yellen's career and the roadblocks she could face going forward his wall street journal senior writer john hills and wrath. Hi john thanks for being here her. They're great to be here. So john janet yellen if confirmed would make history here as the first woman to lead the treasury after also being the first woman to lead the federal reserve. Tell us more about her extensive resume and what's led up to this moment. I don't think that's the big history being made here. The big history is that she's the first human regardless of gender to be treasury secretary chairman of the council of economic advisers and federal reserve chairwoman. So she's had a tri factor. If you add in the fact that she's also a tenured professor from berkeley then. She's hit a grand slam. This is an achievement that no person regardless of gender has achieved and the realm of economic policy. Making you know. I compare her to george shultz the republican. Who served as secretary of state for ronald reagan and also treasury secretary secretary of labor and director of management budget under richard nixon. This is just a person with about as complete resumes. You can get so. Let's talk a little bit about her previous roles as opposed to what treasury secretary rigby much less political role than treasury secretary. What about her past experiences in washington have prepared her for that. And where might we see some challenges if for her taking on a more political role. The fed is a very close in academic place. They kind of pride themselves on not getting into the mix of political debates and being. I wouldn't even say bipartisan. But eighty partisan nonpartisan. Janet yellen did serve as the chair of the council of economic advisers in the clinton administration in the late nineteen ninety s so. She has had exposure to political debates with big personalities. It's interesting though. She's married to george echo off. Who is a nobel prize winning economist in his own right and when he won the nobel prize back in two thousand and one he wrote in his autobiography about the challenges that she faced kind of managing the point ical heat waves of washington the role. He played in supporting her so she's walking in to an environment right now. That is going to be very heated in very point ical. There's gonna be a lot of fights over how much spending the government should do to get the economy out of recession and how much debt it should take on in the process. And she's going to be right in the middle of it. She's a very highly credentialed individual. And i think our challenge is going to be managing the human part of it the political part of it with republicans on capitol hill and the inevitable divisions that are gonna show up inside the biden administration itself. How do you think she will work with congress. She has support among democrats and republicans. Well you know. She knows her way around washington. That's clear and as fed chair. She did have to deal with congress. She had to go up there and testify on a regular basis to give reports on the economy and monetary policy and regulatory policy. So she knows her way around capitol hill one of the reasons that i think that president elect biden chose her is a because it does seem like she's going to have buy in from the progressive wing of the democratic party. She's actually very close to elizabeth warren and also moderates among democrats and then i would say she has a chance with some moderate republicans to try to win them over republicans in the senate in particular to try to win them over on some big debates. And that's where. I think she's going to end up focusing a lot of her attention. You know if she can hold the democratic party if i should say biden can and then win a couple of middle of the road republicans than they might be able to get their way on really big questions about fiscal policy and stimulus and driving this economy out of recession. That was really devastating and twenty twenty and that brings us to some of the key challenges. What do you think some of her first actions will be treasury secretary. And what are those big challenges. She'll be facing from the start. There's so much and this is one of the issues where the job. The treasury is much different than the job at the fed. The job at the fed comes down to two or three things. They gotta make a decision. Every eight weeks about whether interest rates should stay the same or go up a little or go down a little. And then they've got to be they're very involved in the regulation and oversight of banks and then they've got to be ready to deal with crises financial crises at the treasure. You have the tax portfolio you have sanctioned portfolio with international sanctions against countries like north korea and iran. You have the debt portfolio. You have some say in the budget. Portfolio is just a very wide and expansive portfolio. I think the first thing that she's going to confront is a decision that her predecessor will have made. Steven mnuchin called on the fed just a few days ago to end some rescue programs that were aimed at small and medium-sized businesses related to corona virus. The treasury had been designated some money to contribute to the fed program and secretary mnuchin said. The program had expired in the feds gutter return. What's left of the money but you know the new treasury secretary is going to have to decide whether the end that program as mnuchin has set out to do or renew it when that gets to the bigger issue. which is the economy itself. Is it a major crossroads right now. We had a devastating downturn the economy effectively shut in march and april it reopened. We had a very large bounce back in the summer. But it shows signs of slowing. And it's incomplete this recovery at a time when the corona virus is spreading again. Some states are putting in new restrictions on economic activity and there is a race for a vaccine to control the virus. So there's just so much happening right now and it's gonna be yelling role to guide. President elect biden on how hard the government should push to help the economy through a period where it can go one of two directions. It could go back into recession. Or if we get to vaccine quickly enough we could be into. You know a really strong extension of the recovery that we had earlier this summer. So there's just a lot of uncertainty and a lot hard choices to
Biden to pick Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary
"On the economic side. Meanwhile the the big Appointment that has been announced so far is made new. So far is janet yellen for treasury secretary. Yellen goes back away. She was chair of a president. Clinton's council on economic advisers and then did long service at the federal reserve and on one hand. Jason it's not elizabeth warren who reportedly wanted the treasury secretaries job but the issue raised in the journal's editorial today is the question of the fed's independence and i'll just a line here The royal says Museology worked with current fed chairman. Jerome powell during the obama years and they are likely to form a mind meld. Fiscal and monetary policy.
Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden
"Cabinet picks. Alejandro Mayorkas is said to be nominated as Homeland Security Secretary Tony Blinken is being tapped to be the secretary of state. Biden's pick for Treasury. Is winning praise the president elect reportedly has chosen former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, who would be the first woman ever to lead the Treasury Department. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren calls her an outstanding choice, adding that she's smart and has stood up to Wall Street banks. Coronavirus cases in Children are spiking. The
Kayleigh McEnany said Trump wasn't given an 'orderly transition of power' in 2016.
"Of Kayleigh Mcenany. I think it's a longer tape. It's like two minutes, right. I want to give Kayleigh mcenany the floor for one of the most comprehensive and should be viral clips. Of exactly how Democrats have been treating President Trump the last four years play tape. Talked about and identify the real potential for fraud with mass Valin voting also something that I would notice just we talked a lot about transfer of power in the election, and it's worth remembering that this president was never given an orderly transition of power. His presidency was never accepted. In fact, before theologian his election we know Crossfire Hurricane was launched by Peter struck to pursue a baseless allegations about the president's ties with Russia. That's before he was president, trying to subvert the will of the American people we know. In August, Peter Struck, wrote a text message about an insurance policy. Against a trump presidency once again, trying to silence the voice of the American people on in 2016, you know, in October that there was a five a warrant if ISA warrant taking out to spy on the Trump campaign And the American people spoke, and they spoke commandingly in electing President Trump. Despite all of the odds and what happened after he was elected, you had 70 lawmakers say We're not coming to his inauguration. Democratic lawmakers you had Elizabeth Warren saying. We're going to attempt to obstruct the trump transition by urging the Government Accountability Office to investigate the incoming trump transition. In January of that year. You had President Obama have a by the book meetings. Where they talked about the Logan Act, using that act to go after Lieutenant General Michael Flynn just before the inauguration, you had Buzzfeed promoting and publishing this bogus Steele dossier that's been widely debunked. I'm in for two years. You have the basis. Mueller investigation, which search for collusion, found none and exonerated President Trump
The fight over gig worker status is going national
"Buber lift scored a big victory in california with proposition. Twenty two which shared that its drivers will remain classified as independent contractors taking the national. But is that a good thing. Roger chang and this is your daily charge as derek carr. Who covers the gig. Economy copies for cnn has been all over the story for the last year welcomed their hi. How's it going good. Well thanks for joining us so to properly set the scene for a listeners. Because everyone is date on california politics. Give us a quick refresher of what Twenty two is and what is going to do. Now that it's become law in california right so prop twenty. Two is a ballot measure that was authored and sponsored by five gig. Economy companies uber left. Door dash instacart postmates and it was a response to a law that california passed a year ago that would essentially make gig workers employees and so rather than comply with that law. The companies put forward the notion basically sidesteps that law would do uber lift and these other gay copies say is their argument for why they should be exempt from that earlier. California law. yeah. There's a bunch of reasons that they give One of them is that they can apply to them that their technology companies the on. They're not massive employers. A another one is they say their drivers in the gig. Workers don't wanna be employees so they're advocating on behalf of those people Another reason is that this making their drivers. Employees could really adversely affect the company's financial prospects. Which currently aren't good. Doordash uber lift aren't profitable and instacart has shown some profitability. But it's it's minimal you. What are the drivers. Say about this. You know it's all over the map and it's actually. It's pretty hard to get a clear answer. There hasn't been any Widespread unbiased polling of drivers so most of the surveys polls that we get had been funded by the companies and those that are independent. Don't tend to be scientifically based like they don't have the the methodology that you need a scientific poll. So you know. The driver's that wanted to be employees are very vocal. They're the ones who helped get the california law passed. They hold protests they have all sorts of networks on social media and a a strong presence on twitter and they really the driving force behind the the california law but uber left. Were very savvy in their messaging during the campaign put out all sorts of paid for studies and advertising by divers saying that they really don't wanna be pleased so as a common person. It's really hard to get a gauge. On what the answer is to that question. Yeah i've got a lot of friends and family who who live in california from there to talk to them about it just to get the pulse and most of them ended up voting for up to a lot of it was because they thought that was the that was the decision to make when you want to support drivers so the messaging alice clear. The these companies spent a fortune on the messaging for this effective because folk clearly thought they were helping drivers out when they were voting for To let's talk about your story. And the fact that even before the elections last november months before these companies were gearing up for a campaign to basically take this national. What what did you find right so this this kind of flew under the radar for quite a while because so much. Attention has been focused on california and california's kind of been seen as the template are like bellwether. What will happen nationwide. It's the fifth biggest economy in the world. You know what happens here can lay the groundwork for what happens the rest of the us but the companies were already thinking ahead Whether they win in california are not and had started to lay groundwork in other states. They are speaking with lawmakers and governors in various states. The companies won't Specify which states are working with but there's indications that they may be in talks with new york and maybe an illinois so it's Done a bunch of work along that front They've been emailing drivers in various states asking them to support their campaign. They have written white papers. They've done national polls to see what people think about keeping divers classified as independent contractors and then they kind of came public with this in march when the uber ceo wrote a letter to president. Donald trump laying out This plan for what she calls the third way it yet chuckled about the third way. Whigs xactly is this. Yes so the third way the way the companies say spin. It is that you know. Our labor laws are over one hundred years old. And there's it's time for an upgrade and this it's a classification of worker that is neither independent contractor nor employees so it's kind of a mix of the two It's those workers that just wanna work. Maybe one or two hours a week and not have to speak to a boss. But they shouldn't they won't get the same types of benefits. Employees have like healthcare sick leave. -cation time minimum wage guarantees all of that so essentially what was on twitter. The right yeah route. Twenty two is is one hundred percent this third way and what prop twenty two offers is it offers a an earnings guarantee that the company say is twenty one dollars per hour but a lot of economists thank after expenses are taken out and if the the amount of time drivers are working is really crunched that they're not going to be making minimum wage. So there's still a lot of discourse around us whether it's going to be good for drivers going national. It's obviously a much bigger deal than just doing this. Focusing on one. St in california they spent Ross or two hundred million dollars on five hundred five million dollars on pro-trade to go national. It's a much bigger deal. Tuggle that about the incoming president elect joe biden and vice president-elect come harris what their positions were appropriate to in just how much Sep of this take will be with incoming white house administration herber and left. The trump white house was very favorable to their position. The department of labor seemed to be heading in the way of saying gig. Workers should be cost-wise independent contractors and the biden win really throws that in a tailspin both biden and harris came out against prop twenty two. They said it on twitter. They urged voters to vote. No on prop twenty two saying decimated workers rights and they have released their plan for workers on their website called empower workers that has a whole section around gig workers and saying that they're being mis classified as independent contractors. So you know depending on how things go. The federal government could place a damper on uber lifts. Plance it's interesting. That harris take that steph. When she's from the valley she's i know she's you wrote about how comfortable she's got in terms of the relationships with silicon valley companies is that is that a surprise that just because democrat. That's democrats role with these In this position you know. I can't i can't speak for her. But this definitely workers rights has been a f- campaign point that bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren have ran on ams. I think progressives were really hoping harris would and biden take that same torch and they definitely have and it is with harris particularly interesting because her brother in law who worked under the obama administration the head lawyer for uber and has been the kind of voice piece for keeping gig workers classified as independent contractors. And there's there's more That he will be getting a position in the biden harris white house. So you know things things could really be up in the air It's it's going to be really interesting to see how things play out over. The next few months desperately in federal route doesn't go their way. You've already started that. They're talking about other states. Do you think that the go state by state or is that zone strategy that spread themselves too thin. Yeah the experts. I spoke to kind of All over the map on that they the state by state. Now there's fifty states that's a lotta work. They had two hundred million into the california campaign. I mean theoretically not every state is gonna be as difficult as california highly progressive state. That's like berry union strong but other people say you know the state by state way is the only way they're really going to be able to get a handle on this
Who Are Contenders for Biden’s Cabinet?
"Turn out of joe biden and his transition. The president-elect preparing name key members of his cabinet could top progressives like bernie sanders. Get the nod. What about any republicans. Nbc's kristen welker with late details on the contenders elect joe biden marking veterans day in philadelphia. Poignant moment for biden. Who's late son bo. Served in iraq biden later huddling with top advisers behind closed doors in delaware. Planning his white house and cabinet. Who might be on the list. Progressives are pushing to biden former adversaries former presidential candidate senator bernie sanders among the names being floated for labor secretary if i had a portfolio that allowed me to stand up and fight for working families. What do it. yes. I would. Senator elizabeth warren a possible contender for treasury. Although insiders say she may be a long shot and while former obama national security adviser susan. Rice is getting buzz as a possible. Pick for secretary of state democrats worry. She's a political lightning rod. Who would not get confirmed in a likely. Republican led senate giving new fuel to delaware senator and close biden friend. Chris coons for that job and still up in the air will by name a republican who supported president trump to his cabinet as a way to reach out to trump voters. One official tells nbc news. He's not ruling that out fight in earlier saying he wants his cabinet to be diverse. I wanted to represent this campaign. Represented look like america. We've done that now. That's ministration looked like an act like late tonight biden making his first staff announcement tapping ron claim to serve. As chief of staff clean was his former chief of staff when biden served as vice president. Kristen welker nbc news wilmington.
Who Could Serve IN The Biden Administration
"Now. The current incumbent of the white house is showing no signs of planning to pack his suitcases. But that hasn't stopped president-elect joe biden from pushing ahead with his plans for the fresh administration a large part of this is the people who will make this administration so comparative unknown who will become household. Names come january for more. I'm joined by louis. Lukens a former. Us diplomat and a senior partner at sigme global advisors. Welcome back lewis. You want it now. i'm i mentioned here. That comparative unknown but the list of the runners and writers to make up the Biden cabinet this pretty well known names in there. He's going to bring on a really experienced team of people. All of whom most of them will have had experienced during the obama or administration's These will be maybe not household names To the american people but most of them will be known certainly within the national security establishment for the top jobs at defense and the state department and national security adviser and those kinds of jobs. So where do we start with. Who's going to pay. When i mean he's likely to name a chief of staff this week. Isn't he chief of staff this week. Probably ron claim who was as chief of staff before and and is a well respected in washington that liked cross the. I'll have to say for the cabinet positions Biden will be a little bit constrained by the senate because the senate of course has to approve The the secretary of state and defense and all those main all the cabinet positions so and we think the republicans are probably going to maintain control of the senate. So what that means is for example. There was some talk that elizabeth warren wanted to be secretary of the treasury. That will not happen now. The the republicans in the senate will not confirm a left-wing progressive democrat for a top job. So it'll force by his cabinet choices to be more centrist Which is not a bad thing actually But it means at that. The progressive wing of the party won't get the sort of personnel appointments obeyed hope to see in washington now filling. His cabinet job says he will give priority to technocratic experience. Loyalty and diversity. What does that mean in terms of who. We are likely to see for some of the top jobs well so he has pledged to have the most diverse cabinet ever. I think so. I think the front runner for secretary of state is susan rice. Her confirmation might be a little bit difficult because the republicans do not like her. But i think they will still try to get her through. I think we'll see a woman a treasury for the first time ever lael brainard. I think we'll see a female secretary of defense for the first time ever with blank florida. Yes michelle foreign. I of course so. I think we'll see a lot of women. And i think we'll see some. And then when you get down into the secretary of urban housing and urban development and human services and health and human services and things like that. I think we'll see people of color We'll see women will see Just in general a much more diverse cabinet than what we have now which is basically a lot of older white men. Let's look at the way that this actually could play out. You mentioned the idea of susan. Rice becoming the next secretary of state we need enormous job in rebuilding us foreign policy after four rather damaging years. One could argue. I mean she's former. Us ambassador to the un national security advisor to president obama. She's she's walk the walk. She's got the experience. She's close to joe biden. She'll be good at rebuilding alliances but there is that fair. Isn't there that if you start trying to bring back people from the obama administration. How much is concerned that. I think that joe biden is simply trying to wind the clock back by four years when america is a very different place now will america is a different place in the world is a different place so there is a bit of that risk. But i think that hurts that biden's team and and his cabinet members will make very clear that they recognize that reality and they certainly are going to bring Some of the values in core beliefs that that they that they had when they worked during the obama administration. Including you know for someone like susan. Rice a belief in working closely with partners and allies in in a belief in multilateral. Ism but you know overlaid with the recognition that the world is certainly a different place in that china is stronger than it was four years ago. And we're dealing with you know. Global threats like terrorism and climate change and In the pandemic so certainly a different range of issues in a different approach to how to work on them But as. I said you know the same values that these people had when they work for obama For years ago one of the big words associated with joe button is unifying and there is a suggestion that he's going to have what's known as a unity cabinet bringing in prominent republicans. How's that going to work. Well it's unclear. I think it's a great idea. In principle to bring in a couple of republicans but some of the republicans whose names have been floated including john casick and mitt. Romney are very very unpopular with the left of the democratic party so he has to be careful in doing so not to upset his own party too much. I think a meg whitman's name has been thrown around as a possible candidate for secretary of commerce. She is someone Lifelong republican but she did endorse a biden and actually endorsed hillary clinton for years ago She is someone who i think would be acceptable to the left of the party. Someone like john. Casick are mitt romney's little bit harder to convince the the progressive that they add value without detracting from the cabinet.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"This is to broads talking politics live on joined by my co hosts Sophie Hi Sophie. In the house she in the House, she just moved out of. And we are thrilled to be joined today by our Political Heroes Senator Elizabeth Warren High Senator. Warren hello it's so to be here with you. Yes. So I've got to say in three years of podcasting and four hundred and fifty some episodes. We have never gotten the reaction to a guest announcement that we did when we said we were talking to you. So there are niggers. Who Want me to tell you how much they love you? He's so sweet. But this is what happens when broad start talking rhino right. Yes so your motto is Dream Big Fight Hard I've got it on the back of a sweatshirt. Sue Tell us what you are dreaming big about what we could do when Joe Biden is elected president we flip the Senate and how we all of us help you fight hard to get that done after inauguration day. So I love this. So you've got it exactly right. This is a three part plan. Part one is November third right everybody vote we win. Kamla Harrison. The White House slip the Senate red. Blue expand our lead in the house. Then part to one full day of celebrating I'm not down have a celebration right? How ever you want to celebrate celebrate Vin part three in the fight. Right back in the fight. Because We know what we're fighting for. We know what drew us into this Whether it's child care or student loan debt cancellation or expanding social security and disability payments whether it's racial justice. Hitting the climate crisis head on. Corruption in government what was the piece that drew us in? Now is the time I am convinced convinced. That the door that was a little bit open in two, thousand, eight for change. and was a lot more open back in the mid nineteen sixties for change and was a lot more open back in the mid. Nineteen Thirties for change that door is opening again. and. What we have to do is when the door starts to crack little right drop your shoulder and you run as hard and fast as you can add it. Oh, WE'RE GONNA make change and we're going to do it together because that's our power. I love that. I don't know about you but a lot of I am kind of super anxious right now. I know. what do you think how you think we should sort of manage ourselves to focus on get out the vote election what are you doing to sort of keep yourself? So I know that lots of people are running now on off a mix of. Caffeine, and anxiety. And the answer is. Channel Your anxiety into action. So. If you're just feeling like Oh my, you know my tummy hurts here or I'm chewing on my finger nail cuticle whatever it is. The answer is than fallen tear an hour. Of. Making phone. Calls. Volunteer to do some texting. We can now reach voters all across America. So you get to pick the place you would like to be calling into I've been talking to people I'm up here in Maine Right. Now, meeting with, you know helping, get out the vote for Sarah Gideon who's running for Senate, and of course, for Joe and Kamla and for our candidates up and down the ticket, but even on the road from Massachusetts. Maine. Always talking to folks down in Texas. Are Making phone calls all across Texas because they want to make that Senate race they're trying to turn that one from red blue. So this is a wonderful moment. To be connected to people all around the country. People you may never say face to face but people who share your values in pimple who wanna see us nate change and who know. These are the last hours of the twenty twenty election. This is our moment to do it so. Channel that. Now I will say are also permitted when you do do a little self indulgent. I've been putting extra cream in my tea. And I've been drinking some of the sweet tea's you know just a little here. Maybe. Okay. Maybe a few cookies on the side in just to keep us going. I like candles So, be good yourself and channel that energy it got so much to give. Yes see you have endorsed incredible candidates up down the mallet all over the country incredible progressives. What are you looking at in the election results not just everyone's going to be watching the presidential race, a lot of people be watching the Senate. But what else are you watching for election night? Oh that's a wonderful question you know. I'm watching I've endorsed. Gosh it's a little over one hundred and fifty candidates to can't ask me to call out one or two in. which your children as your favorite right? but any big daughter Elizabeth Warren Dot Com and see them if they want to. for me it's it's everybody has gotten out there and just tried so hard. You know it's a lot of first time candidates. I didn't just pick a budget safe candidates They're all progressives or I wouldn't be an But it's watching. For a lot of first timers or sometimes it's second timers and I gotTa, tell you this is hard. We've got some folks who are running who came by just missed it in two, thousand, eighteen and God bless them who picked themselves up dusted themselves off income right in the fight. So go take a look though at Elizabeth Warren, Dot Com and we we can reorganize you look at it a lot of different ways on the women who are running people of color who are run people running into south people running in the north people are running on the coast and the Midwest..
Trump and the GOP Campaign Against Reality
"The president and his allies decided on closing message for the final days of the campaign wine about social media pretend the pandemic is over for more on this. It's time for a closer look. There's a lot you can say about Donald Trump's inner circle and the leadership of the Modern Republican Party. But when you boil it down, it's basically just a collection of shy can't take Weirdos. Then people who collect ceramic pigs in sit by their windows writing down license plate numbers for no reason take for example House Minority Leader Kevin, McCarthy. You showed up to one of trump's rallies yesterday claimed republicans are going to take back the House McCarthy then belched up this I think English sentence about House Speaker Nancy, Pelosi a watch you watch Nancy Pelosi hand. And I promise you this. I won't thank her with it but I'll banged the into the socialism and yes to America. What No. I'll bang end to the socialism and yes to America, that sounds like a poorly translated leaflet dropped on Moscow during the Cold War why all these guys talk like rip off dollar store. Action. Figures made in. Eastern Europe. Your grandma will get you for Christmas. Oh Wow. It's a fuzz goodyear. Let me pull the string. The leaders of the hundred gop beer. Basically just a bunch of goofy old buds. I said it pods. Take a guy is still working at your hometown bowling alley thirty years after high school because he gets free disco fries blessed all the shoe sporadic and huff and that is a lot. For example Republicans held a hearing on big tech companies yesterday just to complain about supposed social media. Bias against conservatives which it's not thing. Now, there are progressives like Elizabeth Warren Tonight's guest, Bernie Sanders you really do want to break up big tech monopolies that have consolidated too much power but Republicans just WanNa. whine about mean tweets they don't like the best example of that came from Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson when he complained about an obviously satirical tweet this Dorsey. You talked about your house toward misinformation and then you will you will block misinformation if it's about against civic integrity election interference or voter suppression give you a tweet. There was put up on twitter says Senator Ron. Johnson is my neighbor in strangle our dog buttons right in front of my four year old son and three year old daughter the Keith refused to investigate. This is a complete line, but important to retreat and note that there are more my lies to come. How could that not be a violation voice oppression? Obviously, if people think I'm strangling my neighbors. They may not show the polls that would be worse oppression and another thing Mr Dorsey last night by doorbell rang late at night. So went to answer when I opened the door there was a flame in bag APU on the front step. So I tried to stamp out the fire but I got poo all over my shoes this clearly enact the voter suppression by the Neighborhood Teens because if I pooh-poohed on my shoes, I'll be too embarrassed to go vote. The bigger problem here is Ron Johnson thinks his constituents might actually believe that he strangled his neighbor's dog and Yeah. Okay and kind of see it. With said. Jack Dorsey looks like a dog serial killer. Like straight up a guy who together multiple dogs. in Ron Johnson's corn chowder brain joke tweet about a senators voter suppression. But invalidating mail in ballots and making people wait hours to vote isn't he's like a guy parks is BMW in a fire lane then loses when his targets tone Boris Suppression How am I supposed to get to the polling place now and then there was Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn who asked the CEO of Google if the company was still employing someone who criticized her is a blight Lemoyne one of your engineers still working with you. Senator familiar with his name is a name as an employee I'm not sure these employees. well, he has had very unconscious things to say about me and I was just wondering if you all still. Kept him working they are man Fox News is right. Canceled Culture is out of control. She sounds like she's asking to speak to the manager about a sales assistant at Costco is Madison still working here. She had very unkind things to say about me when I tried to sample the pizza rolls in the frozen I'll very hurtful things about how I'm not supposed to open the box. This is a fundamental reality of the modern GOP they're all donald trump. He complains about social media they complain about social media even though most of them don't have the tech savvy to handle the laundry room bulletin board coffee, table for sale what the hell does Obioma this is unfair.
Justice Department Hits Google With Antitrust Lawsuit
"Few weeks ago we were all on pins and needles expecting a lawsuit from the US federal government against Google and on Tuesday after a fourteen month. Long investigation that lawsuit arrived the US Department. Of Justice and eleven states have filed suit against Google arguing that the company has used unfair practices to preserve its search and search advertising monopoly. Here to break all the details down with me, records Peter Kafka Hey Peter hit Teddy. So how a deal is this is a very big deal. This is the most consequential antitrust action against a big Tech Company that we've seen since nineteen ninety, eight I don't know what you are doing in one thousand, nine, hundred, eight I was actually still falling technology news back. Then that's when that's when the US government sued. And we've gone twenty plus years, and now we've got the government's suing Google and we knew that this was coming for a while right and we talked about on the show with Shrink Afari a few weeks ago we didn't have specifics we didn't exactly know. What the lawsuit was going to allege that Google's done you've spent the morning digging in talking to a bunch of parties reading the suit tell me what the main argument, the US federal government is making. So I'm going to caveat this. This is the beginning of a process that's going to take years, and so the initial complaint from from the US government. Is the initial complaint it is going to change over time through discovery. Okay. people are going to add to this. It's going to be a living document as we say, but the big picture here is is this to start with the US government saying Google has an illegal monopoly and search that it maintains it focuses mostly on the idea of Google paying. Mobile, phone manufacturers like apple like Samsung fees, either directly or indirectly to give it pole position for its for search engine which then makes it search engine dominant, and then it gives it a an unfair advantage in search ads. So it starting with search and adding on search ads in it is mostly focused on the idea of Google spending billions of dollars a year to give itself, prime? Placement. Your phone and yeah and to the average person of sitting here thinking what does this case kind of boil down to it's basically that Not just that Google is too big right but that Google has unfairly made itself. So essential in all of our lives. That's the overall thrust of all the antitrust and all the tech reform conversations we're having, which is all of these tech companies, Google and facebook, and Amazon, and apple are have gotten so big and they're not really restrained by government in any way, and this has been going on for years and decades and someone should should do something about it, and this is really the first. Concrete who've we've seen from the government in sort of the modern Internet era trying to rein in these big tech companies. All right. So I'm guessing Google to not throw them a big hug. What's their response to this Google response is, Hey, we have an awesome search engine. What's your problem with this by the way it's free so we're not harming any consumers with their awesome Search engine by the way when we spend billions of dollars and give that money to apple and Samsung or do people who use our android software for free, they get to deliver awesome phones to you for less money than they would have normally because we're helping to subsidize that what's your problem by the way? The idea of giving people money to get better placement is not. A new idea it happens all the time. When you go to your grocery store, your target or Walmart people have paid to have their products on the shelf or on an end cap they pay different prices depending on where they get placed. This is not a new idea, and by the way we've done all this in the open for years. Yeah. You get the sense that Google. Sees this as an existential threat at all I mean. I. Wonder to what extent This is a financial risk for Google. Stock Market said no big deal Google share prices trading higher than it was Google has faced these kinds of accusations and lawsuits in Europe for years there is definitely a possibility the the US wins a lawsuit and there are structural a reform is made in. Google. was forced to do something drastic like split it's android business from its search business. We're not sure as possible. This could be a way to break it up. Yeah. It's it is possible. There is a wedge here that you could use to break it up. There's also the possibility that. Spends years fighting the DOJ and it gets it takes its eye on the ball and or it doesn't make moves that it would want to make because it's in a lawsuit and it has one upset the government anymore, and this is what people at Microsoft said happened at Microsoft when they were fighting the US government twenty years ago. Microsoft ended up winning that because sort of there was going to break up settlement for for Microsoft and ended up not happening in Microsoft kind of got away with punishment except that Microsoft ended up missing out entirely on the mobile business and there are Microsoft people who say we did that because we we took our eye off the ball and There's an argument that just bringing the lawsuit and just occupying Google. Is Sort of a punishment in and of itself Peter you mentioned your story which talked about the fact that there's a lot of people on both the left and the right who've been calling to break up big tech. He's going after Google. Specifically, you made a great point which is that you had this sort of unlikely alliance between the trump justice department, which is bringing this lawsuit and folks on the Left like Elizabeth Warren who are. Glad. That Google is getting some skirting for the first time in a while. They're very glad and to be clear you know it's not just that it's a left right thing. I mean, the Lisbeth Warren Detests Bill. Burr she calls him a corrupt trump crony who should resign. And then literally, in the next sentence in a statement, they gave to me said and he should go ahead and pursue this lawsuit. And you know it's as basic as as anime enemy is my friend. The slightly more sophisticated argument is we can't wait to work with the DOJ that we love. We need to work with the DOJ we have. We've been waiting to restrain google for a decade or more, and we can't wait on this. It's gotta go. I want to ask about the timing of this. there. have been reports that this was sort of sped out right that there's an election coming up once every possible accomplishment that he can talk about to happen before Election Day. Do you see any evidence that this was rushed at all or what do you make of kind of reporting that? This is politically motivated to at least begin to unfold before Election Day there was a report from the New York Times in particular said. There's dissension within the DOJ career staff wanted to go slower and that bar was moving to make this go faster and he wanted to happen this fall. The intimation is this would be sort of a political action. It's possible. We certainly have seen Donald Trump rail against big tech companies especially in the last couple of weeks, he has to set anything about this suit today and and to be fair this is a little a little abstract I think for people to sorta understand and you know. I'm not a political expert, but it doesn't seem like this is going to move a vote. That said, you know it's Donald Trump era everything's very weird and and it's To ask questions about something like like the timing on this right? I mean. The timing is step back. Though as you mentioned earlier, this is a years long game. You know he trump I get to say he's begun the lawsuit, but obviously, this is not happening. Yeah. A more practical way of thinking about or another another way of thinking about it that folks have suggested to me is this is likely the biggest case in bill bars career and that if he doesn't file it now or at least before. He may not get a chance to file it because Donald Trump may not be president come January. So the rushes for Bill Bar to get this thing through and have his stamp on it. This a lawsuit that is gonNA live for a long time. Right it could live in Abidin Justice Department right and that he wanted to be the one to bring yes it may sir it is very likely to continue a Biden Justice Department and that bill bars looking at this sort of with a historical frame like this will be my contribution to antitrust.
Biden says he's "not a fan" of Supreme Court packing
"Back to the takeaway. I'm tan Xena Vega and I'm speaking with slates Marc Joseph Stern about Amy Cockney. Barrett's confirmation hearings. Barrett's confirmation could tip the ideological balance of the Supreme Court into a firm, conservative majority. And now many Democrats are openly discussing changing the makeup of the court itself. Mark. I want to talk a little bit about this idea that's come up a couple times that to be fair, the Democrats, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Have really deflected on answering the question about court packing. So can you explain what that is? Yes. So the Constitution does not actually set the number of seats on the Supreme Court. It's been nine for about 150 years, but it has been I throughout all of history as few as six and as many as 10 seats. So actually, Congress is the one that gets to decide how many seats there are on the Supreme Court. And if Congress wants to add seeds, then it's allowed Teo that pretty much everybody agrees. Those are the rules. So court packing simply means Congress passing a bill signed by the president. That odd seats to the Supreme Court and in this instance is we're talking about it today, it would be an effort to dilute the influence of conservative justices. Like Amy Cockney Barrett if she's confirmed by adding liberal justices who will be able to out vote her now let's be clear. I mean, the Republicans have honed in on the Supreme Court. Ah for decades now, as they're really strategy in terms of remaking on having more conservatives on the court, and they've been very successful in that President Trump has done that in lower courts in particular. So the fight for the seats in the Supreme Court has been Ah, difficult one, particularly after the nomination of Merrick, Garland and and the GOP sort of stepping in to prevent that nomination from moving forward, And I give that background because it feels like there is a lot of criticism that the Democrats may want to pack the courts if you will, But don't they have no other choice? I mean, hasn't gotten to the point where politically, this is just a really nasty fight. Yes, that's what a lot of Democrats are. Concluding. These is for a long time court Packing was kind of a third rail of politics. FDR infamously tried and failed to do it in the thirties. But I think the Democratic Party's looking out of a little differently these days because the choices here are not very good for them. I mean, they can, either. Try to expand the courts, you know, try to get their caucus together. If they win big in November and add seats, or they can suffer for decades under an extremely conservative court, and and let's be clear if Amy Cockney Barrett is confirmed the Supreme Court will be way more conservative than it has been for decades. Probably not since the early 19 thirties. This would be A really radical change in the makeup of the court, and that's in the makeup of really America and the laws that are allowed to exist here on DH. So I think that a lot of Democrats are saying, Look, if our only other option is having the boots of the Supreme Court stomping on our face for decades, we've got to take core expansion seriously because it's the only thing that will allow our democracy to survive. And, you know, we're hearing from Joe Biden specifically has said, and I'm quoting here. That I've already spoken on. I'm not a fan of court packing, but I don't want to get off on that whole issue. I want to keep focused. Why is Joe Biden sort of toeing the line here when it comes to the court? I mean, given everything that we just talked about? Well, Biden says he wants to focus on the fight at hand. And I believe him. I think he really doesn't want to distract from this Barrett confirmation battle by by changing the entire conversation about you know what he thinks of court packing, right? The goal for Democrats right now is to throw everything into the fight against Barrett, right, Leave it all on the fields. Leave all the blood and teeth on the floor is Elizabeth Warren used to say and really make it clear that they staunchly opposed this nominee that they view the whole thing is illegitimate. But that's probably going to fail. Republicans hold the Senate Republicans seemed to have the votes. And so what I think Democrats want to do is really work up a lot of productive anger and rage among the Democratic base. And then if Barrett is confirmed, have the conversation about court expansion later after the election when it's less of a political hot potato when Democrats know whether they've won or knocked, so I think Mine's obviously being evasive and elusive here, but he's doing it for a pretty smart strategic reasons. He wants everybody to be focusing on Barrett. Not the hypothetical possibility of Democrats retaliation If Barrett is confirmed
Officials looking into video of ICE stopping a Black jogger
"Air pushing for answers over an incident on the V F W Parkway earlier this week, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Marquis along with representatives I, Anna Presley and Stephen Lynch, want answers. On Tuesday, Ice agents hopped out of an unmarked SUV. And stop the black jogger in West Roxbury. The agents apparently told the man they wanted to see his tattoos. The jogger. Then a prayer. Oh, recorded the whole thing on his phone. Warren Marquis, Presley and Lynch are concerned that his constitutional rights may have been violated. The Great Center Memorial Gym
Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick, Senators react
"Us. I'm teeny gal. Here's what's happening. President Trump announcing appellate court Judge Amy Cockney buried as his pig for the Supreme Court. The president called buried one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds. This sets off a scramble by the Republicans to confirm Judge Barrett before election Day in less than six weeks. CBS NEWS Political contributor Peter Mayer says that Democrats are very frustrated and unhappy. About this rushed proceedings are already Democrats who've served notice that there not even planning to meet with her because they reject the process itself that President Trump has used They have bitter memories of the way. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, blocked Judge Merrick Garland back in February of 2016 months before the election that year, saying that the next president should decide, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, at least according to one Republican source will begin confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett. On October 12 reaction to the president's election from across the congressional spectrum, former Massachusetts governor and now Utah Senator at MIT, Romney calling Judge Barrett Ah, highly respected jurist, and he looks forward to meeting with her to review her credentials. New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan says the nomination should be seen for exactly what it is. She says, an attempt to overturn the affordable care act. She also strongly opposes the ongoing efforts of the president and majority leader, Mitch McConnell to push to approve Judge Amy County Barrett rather than work on passing a new covert 19 release bill. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren says Americans cannot stand down while the president tries to hand the country's highest cord and the rights and liberties of the people. Over to the quote
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Field
"Today. Millions of voters across fixed dates will cast their ballot for the two viable Democratic candidates. Left Joe Biden Bernie Sanders. What began as a contest but historic diversity? Along racial and gender lines has now come down to men. Seventy plus both white and as someone who covered Senator Kamla Harris and Elizabeth Warren Warren especially who wants lead in national polling. I'm left to wonder. How did we get here? How did it end up this way? Fancy doorbells where you look at it with your argument politics less three to name a stead. S Dead Yes. So the next day me and Producers Austin Mitchell and Jessica Chung Goto North Andover Massachusetts to meet with a pretty typical war and supporter. Lynn Literally Della One south on her husband. Tom Is there to ovaries and her cousin. Cathleen take your coat and we all sit down in their living room. Whether you do I am a nurse but I teach exercise. Now that's what Giving what exercise. Well I teach a class. That's about the first half is aerobic. And then there's some stretching and strength training. It's about an hour class at the senior center in Lawrence also. How long have you been in North Andover since one thousand nine hundred eighty nine? And when did you First Notice Senator Warren? I noticed Senator Warren years ago I think it was around twenty twelve. I happen to be reading the paper one morning and I noticed that A CONGRESSMAN NAMED TODD. Aken had said a horrible thing about women and pregnancy. Saying that if a woman were to get pregnant as a result of rape then her body has a way of getting rid of that it seems to be first of all from what I understand from doctors. That's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down and my eyes just flew open and I said Oh my God. This man is in Congress. I was flabbergasted and I said to my husband who is that woman. There was at the same time I was not happy. With Scott Brown. Who was a senator? At the time he doesn't stand up for women's reproductive rights and economic security he co sponsored legislation to let employers deny women coverage for birth control or even mammograms. He had to and I said. Who's that woman that's GonNa run against Got Brown? I heard that a woman is going to run Scott. I'm Elizabeth Warren. I'm running for the United States Senate and before you hear a bunch of ridiculous attack and I want to tell you who I am like a lot of you. I came up the hard way and I said I have to do something to help her get elected but Washington. Still Ring for the big guys. And that's got to change change I'm Elizabeth. Warren and I approve this message because I want Massachusetts families to have a level playing field and so then becomes a volunteer for the war and Senate campaign. I was always on board with Elizabeth right after that. Why do you think you felt so drawn to the list with more because in many ways she's me she's me? She has the same feelings that I have. She's actually very close to my age. She has a wonderful way of kind of looking into your heart and mind. She's interested in you. She's interested in in the people before we're here for the chicken. I can very handsome. Elizabeth has that high end. She's brilliant and despite the odds you elected the first woman senator to feel. I mean she wins the race. Obviously how did that feel? Oh my God. It was so exciting. I still say that without crying. It was so exciting so then in two thousand sixteen I was for Hillary Hillary. I was very invested in having Hillary be president and she had all the qualifications she had. She was more qualified than anybody ever been president in my opinion but because she was a woman. I knew it would be difficult but I still thought she could win. Did you know people are? Did you hear people say I won't vote for Clinton because she's not like that but he is what I did here. I was talking to a woman who was kind of a stranger. But we were chatting and We were talking about politics and about how how we feel about certain things so I guess it was like immigration climate change and things like that and this woman was on board with all of the democratic ideals and then I mentioned Hillary Clinton and she said Oh I hate her and I said really because she's the one who stands for all of these things that we're talking about now no constand. I said well why. Why don't you like her up? I have no idea I said is it. Because she's an aggressive woman she too aggressive and she too loud does she. Express yourself too much and her reply was no. I don't know why so my a minute later. I mentioned Elizabeth Warren. She's only confidant her either. I was like a year. She agrees with you about everything all the things that you're saying you believe in. She is promoting no well. I cost Dander so I know I mean I. I've been women my whole life so I know very well that that is the reason. Even women will vote against women because they're women Nara people out there. Who have this idea that you're not trustworthy that they don't like you for some reason. What is that about in your opinion joy? Obviously I've thought a lot about it because I don't like to hear it so I need to figure out what's behind it. I am a more serious person. A more reserved person than is kind of in the public Arena these days so I think people say well you know. She's serious she's reserve. Can I really like? What does it in West Linton? What's in I don't understand? I understand that because I've been pretty much the same person my entire life. Better or worse right Clinton losing made a difference. Clinton losing did make it harder for me to think that a woman could win so this year with Elizabeth. Warren announces that she's running when has mixed feelings. I love that people were getting to know her all across the country. Hi Hi I'm raylene hybrid. I was wondering if there's ever a time in your life where somebody you really looked up to. Maybe a accept you as much and how you done fucked..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Field
"Hello how are you buddy exploded Yeah what do you mean when we just reported that Lisbeth Morons dropping out the presidential race? We're here in Boston outside of her house. Not In Boston actually Cambridge waiting for her to speak So cord of media both local and national for all you guys use from New York Times. This is the field I'm instead Herndon in Massachusetts around twelve thirty on Thursday Senator Elizabeth Warren came out of a side door of her house with her husband and her Golden Retriever and address. I announced morning spending my campaign for president. I say this with a deep sense of gratitude. It's been two days since Super Tuesday. Where Elizabeth Warren Best Finish was third place including in her home state of Massachusetts. That put her behind. Her campaign's already lowered expectations and made a gathering like today almost inevitable for everything person. She thinks her supporters and her staff and takes question really an endorsement today. We know that you take with Biden unburdened not today not today space around this an and when it comes to why she has to drop out. I was told at the beginning of this whole undertaking. That there are two lanes a progressive. Way that Bernie. Sanders is the incumbent for any moderately that Joe Biden's combat for and. There's no room for anyone else in this. I thought that wasn't right but evidently I was wrong. Decision on the question of gender not to the women and girls who feel like we're left with two white men to decide between I know one of the hardest parts of this is all those little girls. We're going to have to wait four more years. That's going to be hard tonight. She gets emotional but there are clearly things that she's left unsaid but when you ask her supporters who have come to the House to watch this speech they go there. Oh so sad. You see every so sad. I couldn't I couldn't move. I'm frustrated. I'm disappointed and sad heartbroken. That the very clearly most qualified candidate is out of the race. Sadly too many people in this country aren't ready for a woman president which is an unfortunate thing very disappointed. But I guess there's never going to be a time for a woman. She's my generation and We're not gonNA see it now. It's not going to happen. Maybe her generation all right we gotta go look at this little girl looking at the docking.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Daily
"Hello how are you buddy exploded Yeah what do you mean when we just reported that Lisbeth Morons dropping out the presidential race? We're here in Boston outside of her house. Not In Boston actually Cambridge waiting for her to speak So cord of media both local and national for all you guys use from New York Times. This is the field. I'm in Massachusetts twelve thirty on Thursday senator Elizabeth. Warren came out of a side door of her house with her husband. And her Golden Retriever and address. I announced morning spending my campaign for president. I say this with a deep sense of gratitude. It's been two days since Super Tuesday. Where Elizabeth Warren Best Finish was third place including in her home state of Massachusetts. That put her behind. Her campaign's already lowered expectations and made a gathering like today almost inevitable. Everything person she thinks her supporters and her staff and takes question really making an endorsement. Today he know that you take with Biden unburdened not today not today space around this an and when it comes to why she has to drop out. I was told at the beginning of this. Whole undertaking that there are two lanes a progressive way that Bernie Sanders is the incumbent for any moderately that Joe Biden's combat for and. There's no room for anyone else in this. I thought that wasn't right but evidently I was wrong. Decision on the question of gender not to the women and girls who feel like we're left with two white men to decide between I know one of the hardest parts of this is all those little girls. We're going to have to wait four more years. That's going to be hard tonight. She gets emotional but there are clearly things that she's left unsaid but when you ask her supporters who have come to the House to watch this speech they go there. Oh so sad. You see her so sad. I couldn't I couldn't move. I'm frustrated. I'm disappointed and sad heartbroken. That the very clearly most qualified candidate is out of the race. Sadly too many people in this country aren't ready for a woman president which is an unfortunate thing very disappointed. But I guess there's never going to be a time for a woman. She's my generation and We're not gonNA see it now. This is not going to happen. Maybe her generation all right. We gotta go look at this little girl looking at the dock.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on Latino USA
"Maker making heads for drake and Nicki Menaj and the woman trying to get her money back from Ben Nimmo planet money from NPR. He were back and we're speaking with Democratic candidate for the Presidency Elizabeth Warren. In this part of our conversation we dive into what she would do about immigration in her first one hundred days and how she feels about her performance so far. So we're going to talk a little bit now about immigration. You have one of the most comprehensive plans of any of the candidates out there you have called for a pathway to citizenship. But I'm interested in you know you identified previously years ago as a Republican by the way back many years ago. Some Republicans like Ronald Reagan. George H W Bush actually very progressive on immigration. If you will but can you explain how your opinion around immigration got formed so I was born and raised in Oklahoma I have three brothers. Two of them are still Republicans You know I'm like a lot of folks. I come from a family that has a broad range of political views. I like to think I'm going to get a vote Get the vote though from all of them so so. That's a good starting place. You know my views around Immigration. And the how immigration strengthen. Our nation probably started as a teacher and seeing in my classrooms. How how much stronger. Our classes are how much stronger. Our thinking is how much more we can do. When we're not all alike and that emigrants spring their own perspective. Their own world views their own energy and determination and I realized how they make our country stronger. Immigration did not make our country weaker. It makes it stronger stronger economically ties round the world. But I saw it. I in my classrooms and then I saw it in my own family. Would you my daughter? My daughter married a young man who immigrated to the United States In his early twenties he came from India From a family that was village. India and He didn't grow up speaking English. He taught himself English mostly in high school when he was near a place that had a television set. And watching SITCOMS A. That's that's how we learned English. He emigrated to the United States. None of his family had ever thought of such a thing but he came here to build and he ended up Getting his education over here he met my daughter in school They married and He He eventually became a citizen and mice. Three grandchildren Kerry dual passports. And it's not only the fact that my three grandchildren are the light of my life and also bruises but it's also to see how he adds to. America adds just another perspective another. It's like another layer of the growth. That makes America so extraordinary so this year for Christmas. You'll laugh but we had aunt Bee's Green Jello salad which dates back to somewhere in the nineteen thirties and promises. Same Dang Jello. I can give you the whole recipe if you want. Everyone makes fun of it but I will say everybody also eats it all up and at the same time. We had Tandoori chicken and Saga Pioneer and to me. What could ask for? That's better. That's an America that takes the old stuff and the new stuff? And you know what my granddaughter's will add another layer to it so at one point your daughters now husband. Before he became a citizen he had a green card which meant that he actually incredibly vulnerable gas because there was a time in this country when having greencard formed a kind of protection. But you know there isn't any so I WANNA get more specific with you in terms of your positions on immigration given where we are in the country right now. So will you call? If you are elected president an absolute halt to all deportations stop period. Yes so I am absolutely clear that we're going to stop deportations in the for the first hundred days until we can review every outstanding case and make certain that there is no one who is being deported in any way that is inconsistent with my overall views as president of the United States. The way I see it is that we need an immigration system that expands legal immigration that keeps families together that provides for a pathway to citizenship for the estimated eleven million people who are here who are undocumented. Not Not just for dreamers. This is for for everyone Who Fits in that and that we do not deport? Anyone If it is inconsistent with those principles of how we start so I'm trying to understand because that is you're saying one hundred days I guess the reason why I'm asking is because you understand kind of from a structural place that there is exists now an immigration detention and deportation industrial complex. It is multi multi million dollars. So that's why I'm getting very specific. You're like well a hundred days and I'm saying after one hundred days. Will you be prepared to start shutting down detention facilities to actually start and cleanness? I WANT TO SHUT DOWN. Four profit detention centers from the beginning. I don't believe that anyone should be making a profit from locking people up. I want to shut down for profit. Detention Centers. I want to shut down for profit prisons. I think they are fundamentally wrong. And that they are not part of the American legal system and should not be used and the point. You're making no one makes this point. I'm really glad you are because I want to. Underline the point you're making about money to be made in the current system of deportations as you say. A. L. Locked up and deport complex. That makes millions of dollars. This is a point I make over and over and over about the the decisions that get made in Washington and how they are influenced by money and that's true whether we're talking about immigration. We're talking about the price of prescription drugs. We're talking about getting Even reasonable background checks and getting weapons of war off our streets to to reduce gun violence whether we're talking about climate change over and over and over if there is a decision to be made in Washington it has been influenced by money by campaign contributions by lobbyists lawyers by bought and paid for experts by tilted think by PR firms. So I believe we need an anti-corruption plan to disrupt the influence of money. Here's the good news. I have to be biggest anti-corruption plan since Watergate. Here's the bad news. We need the biggest anti corruption plan since Watergate. It's got a bunch of moving parts to but the point is to disrupt the influence of money. So yes I make the commitment on closing for profit prisons. I'm there I'm willing to stand up to the deportation industry. But it's more than just an immigration. It's being felt all the way through our system and this is where we need to join our fights together to fight back against the influence of money in Washington. What about government run immigration detention facilities? Are you prepared to start closing those as well when you become president? Yes because we're not going to need nearly so many were not. We may need a small amount. There may be some people for whom this is necessary. But this deportation process has got to stop. Are you prepared to make a commitment to bring back? Parents who have been deported and separated from their children. What is your commitment specifically regarding for example? The children like all of these families that have been swept up zero. Tolerance would is the specificity of your commitment that you're making to them and to families who have been separated. We need to be a country that lives our values every single day and that means we do not separate children from their families. We do not take away parents from their children. I BELIEVE IN UNIFYING. Our families bringing our families back together. You Use specifically say things like we're gonNA open up these files and I want you to find the parents of these like that level of specificity. You're prepared to do this. Yes I am I as I said I have grandchildren. I can't imagine and I hear this in town. Halls must every town hall idea. Please remember the children who have been separated from their parents. Please remember the little ones who have been traumatized for life and we don't have a time machine. We can't undo the wrong things we to have done but we can at least try to get them back into their parents arms and offer the comfort of the family back together. That's what I believe in senator. We're GONNA talk about numbers And this is a little bit you know. The hard realities of numbers your fundraising is falling behind other candidates But of course you have candidates like Mike Bloomberg who don't have to worry about that and I'm sure that at this point you expected to be doing not only in terms of the results but in terms of the fundraising. What is your plan to drum up support to keep your campaign alive as you move in and difficult question. You're staying in absolutely and in fact since Iowa we've raised six million dollars online Think about what that means people who said through five dollar contributions and twenty five dollar contributions. I want you in this fight and I am in this fight with you now. Look I get it Michael. Bloomberg he can put his pocket change in and that's enough to buy tens of millions. Hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising and other candidates have decided they're going to finance their campaign by spending what seventy percent of their time with billionaires and corporate executives and listening to how they see the world me. I made the decision when I got in this that I was going to fund this entirely from the grassroots. If we're in America where the only way you get to be the Democratic nominee is either. You are a billionaire or you spend most of your time sucking up to billionaires then. We're going to have an America that works better and better for billionaires and worse and worse for everybody else's family so senator to close this interview when asked you. I've asked this to all the candidates who I've interviewed very specifically. What is your pitch to Latina? Latino voters in the United States and there are as you know several states coming up with large populations of Latinos and Latinas so of all of the candidates. Why should they vote for you? I don't believe anyone on. The Democratic side can get elected without the lat next participation in votes and Latinos and Latinas should make their voices heard. We have in America right now. That works great for those at the top. It works great for billionaires. It works great for giant corporations. It works great for those who want to make money by locking up children at the border It works great for them. But it's not working great for our families. We have this remarkable opportunity in twenty twenty to turn that around this remarkable opportunity to build an America where everybody gets a chance where everyone's child is worth investing in. I never thought I'd be in politics. I wanted to be a teacher all my life. My daddy ended up as a janitor. My mom worked a minimum wage. Job At sears. I wasn't supposed to be here. I wasn't supposed to have any of these trances but for me. The door open with a commuter college. The cost fifty dollars a semester. And that's why I got to be a special education teacher and from there was another door that opened in another door that opened. I believe in opportunity and I'm so deeply deeply grateful for the opportunity that was given to me by American taxpayers who made investments in our public schools. And the way I pay it back. Is I get up? Every day with a heart filled with gratitude and a heart filled with determination. The fight for all of our kids..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Brown Girls Guide to Politics
"And to people of Color look how it's generation after generation crushing opportunity. So we're saying young people go get a Go to college. If you have have to borrow money it's okay. It'll pay off. WHOA so I don't WanNa tell him not to go to college? College opens a million doors. How I think of this is it means? We can't just do this blindly so let me take two things that I said I'm GONNA do differently. I've got a plan for student. Loan debt forgiveness but of carefully worked it so we're forgiving debt for about ninety five percent of students and the reason for that is. I found the place ace where we can do it. That will help. Close the black white wealth gap. If you're not careful in how you do this. You actually expand the black white wealth else gap because there are some people out at the far edge who are well to do doctors. For example have a whole lot of student debt could afford to pay it back and More likely white and they drive it up in the drive up the cost of the program so for me it was important to look at the race data in making making a decision on where to draw these lines. So I get to sign that into law. We will close the black white wealth gap for or people who borrow money to go to school by more than twenty points. This is historic but that doesn't get to the root of the problem. So here's here's the rest of what I wanted. I WANNA make it possible for everybody to go to college without having to borrow money. So I've got tuition wishing free college at technical school to Your College for Your College at all of our state universities. That's great I'm expanding. The Pell grants grants so they would apply families with a little higher income and also provide a little more money but to me. That's not enough. I want to invest in the next generation of black leaders. I want to invest in the next generation of black teachers. So part of my education plan is all the things I described. Plus plus a fifty billion dollar investment into historically black colleges and universities so you could go tuition-free three to an historically black college or university whether it's public or private and they would have a special fund just for them and for those universities universities to do what they need to do whether it's invest more in their buildings hire more teachers. They may want more counselors more support staff new dorms but the point is make that investment. And it's partly for historic reasons. You know over a hundred years ago. We invested public dollars in all the state universities then turned around and mostly said to black people. You not welcome here the HPC's as you know were largely built through charity through the black churches people who pitched it a few extra the box and God bless the HPC's but they've been doing the most with the least for the longest time so so partly. I see this historically as saying let's level the playing field from all that we were doing wrong for so long but I also so think that is the investment in the future. This is about how everybody everybody gets shot at an education. How black women and whether they grow up in well to do families or they grow up in really poor families got a chance to get out there to get an education not take on debt and do with their lives? What ever it is they WANNA do one last question that I ask all of the guests? What advice you have even though being a white woman for the Brown girls and we have knob round girls listening out there that say I want to be like her? I want to be a teacher from Oklahoma who's able to become a US senator who's now running for president. What advice you have for those people were saying? I know I can and want to do so much more. Persist persist it is. It's they're always plenty of guys. He'll we'll tell you to sit down. He'll tell you to be quiet. Don't tell you why that's not a good idea. Tell you why that's too hard. We'll tell you why not to fight for that and they mean it only in your your own best interests dear but just quit you get plenty of advice like that. Don't listen to get out there and persist in the the thing is it doesn't mean you have to persist in the same thing. I knew what I wanted to do. From the time I was in second grade I wanted to be a public schoolteacher and by the time I graduated from college. My family didn't have the money for college application much less than me off to four years of university so I have a story that has logged bumps twists and turns and got married at Nineteen. I had scholarship college but got married at Nineteen and dropped out. Thought I'd given up on this. I found a commuter college that cost fifty dollars a semester finished my diploma and became a special education teacher. That was my dream job job but by the end of the first year I was visibly pregnant. The principal did what principals did in those days. He wished me luck and hired. I heard someone else for the job so there I am at home. I got a baby. I can't get a job. I can't get back into teaching at that point so I thought well I will. I will go to law. School found a public law. School cost me four hundred and fifty dollars a semester baby on hip when off three years of law school graduated visibly pregnant. took the bar. Pass the bar. You'll love his part practice law for about forty five minutes. It turned out just one for me but I didn't give up. I went into teaching law. My First Love was was teaching so I traded the little kids that I'd had in special Ed for big kids in law school and just just kept building it. I feel feel so blessed in my life so grateful for the opportunities that or in front of me a college that cost fifty dollars a chance to do something but most of all it was whenever I hit hit a wall I just feel around and figure there's a door here somewhere. Amona find it in Amman. Kit Open Nets how I've spent most my life and still out there doing it. Thank you senator for your time and for persisting we appreciate it to learn more about sooner warn her policies visit her campaign website. Elizabeth Warren Dot Com. Stay up to date with us in between episodes so on the GD website www dot the BG guide dot Com and on our social media they stood in Sacramento at our at the grows into politics. PODCAST is produced by wonder me network. You find them on Instagram at Wfan dot media can on twitter at hat W._f._A._N.. Media until next time brown.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Daily
"Do you ever wonder senator if the things that make you such a potent communicator and storyteller and have earned you a significant base of support. Made you a front runner in the Democratic primary that that that might make it harder to actually solve the problems. You've been so nimble at diagnosing and that you've devoted so much of your career to studying all the way back to the eighty s and ninety S. No word alienating. No actually I don't and I'll tell you why cause your vision is very uncompromising to the question becomes are you on compromising look the Consumer Agency for example. Did we get everything. We wanted the consumer agency. No I can compromise. When it's the right thing to compromise? You know what I think. A lot of folks are talking about Anissa Nisa when you ask this question about kind of get along notion. It's how much are you going to yield to the corruption in the system the people who are handing out all campaign contributions and they've got all the lobbyists and they've got the bought and paid for experts whose voices they lift up and they give money to the think tanks cuss they liked. Wipe the system. How it works? And when they can't fight back on substance to go after the Messenger and they say oh well you to uncompromising well yeah if the question is do I think that Washington should be making policy policy based on a revolving door with wall. Street I yeah. I don't think it ought to be doing that. And we built a really great economy automomy for decades in which that didn't happen. What I'm asking for I believe is ultimately quite reasonable? The system has been broken for decades Donald Trump has just accelerated and now we see it big time that that means very much like following the crash of two thousand eight. The door for real change has opened a crack. Now now we could just say we WANNA go back to business as usual the way it was before Donald Trump came along. But not me. I see the door open to crack just like dead it following the financial crisis that it was hard to get through that door for you. It's not about me. Put Down your shoulder and hit as hard as you can at that door. Open it up up and make the changes. We need to make a country so the big question is if Elizabeth Warren is president. How hard you really going to lean into that door to try to crack it open? You know how much she gonNA stick with this. Principle based view issued a need help from the other side and issue willing to alienate. Not just the other side but our own allies in the name of principal. She's always been fighting as the outsider. And what happens. Once you become the insider doesn't uncompromising vision work for a president it's it's not about compromising compromising I think that's just not the key point here it's about having a vision about who you want to work for and then you make decisions as you go along their time time to compromise but you don't start out by saying you know what people are going to pose this so let's just start asking for only two percent that's just not the way to go about it. You lay out the vision and say that's where I'm going ahead in this because this is what I believe in. I believe in what we can do together. I believe in the America we can bill but we've got to have a vision for for that. It can't all be about just you know. Let's let's do slight changes because understand this. Republicans are going to fight us on slight changes ages. So if you're going to be a fight mega defy worth having an make a fight that will inspire millions of people to join. Thanks you bet. I think she signal here. The understands that being president is different from being an advocate pushing from the outside but if a brand fundamentally is to be be uncompromising if that is the brand the brand is to be principled. It's the thing that got her that public following in the first place even when she knew it was gonNA alienate her from some of the people. Closest you're what happens if she becomes president and she feels.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Daily
"I want to understand how you end up on that set. How do you become an authority on the US financial system? Where does that the interest really begin? So I grew up in a family that was hanging onto its place in the middle class by its fingernails els and always wanted to be a teacher start out as a public schoolteacher. I taught special education. I ended up going to law school. All practise law for about forty five minutes and then ended up right back in teaching so I teach contract law commercial corporate finance partnership finance bankruptcy horsey law debtor creditor law economics. That was about money. I was teaching in a question. That always was the center of what I did. Is What's happening to America's working families. Why is America's middle-class being hollowed out so piece at a time climb with this pulls me into his first studying? The families themselves that they're going up. Why were bankruptcy rates in the eighties? Going up and up and up. So during this period personal bankruptcies are skyrocketing people take it on way too much dead in fact individuals are going to personal bankruptcy court and asking for the equivalent of loan forgiveness to get back to zero and Elizabeth. Warren is fascinated need Bhai this phenomenon and what's driving it and where he came from and you know at this point. She's a registered Republican. I think so at this time. I've been registered independent registered Republican. And so she's going into this research project. She's making some assumptions that follow those politics so when I first started the research surge now this is before I quite all the pieces I thought Oh. My family was in a lot of financial trouble but we never declared bankruptcy courtesy so I was willing initially to kind of accept this notion that the people who ended up bankrupt up to people who end up pro did something wrong they are the prophets. Were the ones who went to the mall. And hooped it all off and they tried to buy a house possibly afford and four cars and then then it all came piling in on them and they took the easy way out and went bankruptcy and so she gets on a plane lane and literally start traveling the country and visiting bankruptcy courts. And I'm really thinking. Yeah I'M GONNA go check out these. The people who have carelessly run up debts and now they're coming to the court to be able to wash away these debts in a very generous bankruptcy program and is in court. I remember this in San Antonio Texas and a lot of courtrooms. They're quiet. They're often sort of dark and up at the front is a judge on a raised platform behind a heavy V imposing desk. And I'm sitting in the back and I watched the people who come in and they're the trust for church you can just tell. They've got on their finest there. Men and women who are clearly anxious must if the women are clutching tissues. Most people look just one step away from tears and as I sat there I started to think. Wait these are people. ooh who looked like my neighbors they look like folks in my family and they are so humiliated to be there. That was the part that hit me the hardest that it's easy for an economist to say. Oh bankruptcies great he'll yeah right you stand up and try to clearing publicly that you're you're a loser not just Out of money. You're in a hole. So deep that dead flat broke. Looks good to you. So you're realizing that your assumptions about who who is in trouble financially. Who goes bankrupt just wrong? There are many of them are solidly middle class. People who got good educations bought homes had families and then a serious medical problem a job loss divorce or death in the family and they were over a financial cliff and actually in ascending. It made me angry about it. That story of who those people are. It's one that was actively being pushed through the media actively being pushed by these bankers who put out Oh bought and paid for study to say people enrich themselves through bankruptcy as often as the law allows no the the committee will come to order so as this is happening. Washington is considering reforming the personal bankruptcy process. This year one in every every one hundred households will declare bankruptcy in other words individuals are falling deeper and deeper into debt with less and less capacity to get themselves out and she's watching this all play out and she's seeing the credit card companies and the big banks lobbying not to make it easier here for individuals to get out of debt actually make it harder. Federal Bankruptcy law is probably too liberal. It's grossly too liberal. And if you WANNA know how liberal it is compared with all the bankruptcy laws of western Europe and you'll see the ours is a kindergarten system compared to a very severe system over there air and so between her research and watching. What's happening in DC? I think it's It's too easy to go bankrupt. And it's too tempting. She decides I did not only not a personal responsibility story. It's actually something much more. Systemic it's a system that she sees as being designed designed to prey on people who rely on credit cards. It's the insurance companies that don't cover what you think they cover. It's the mortgage agreements with intentionally confusing. Fine print it's the whole system set up in a way that if you're not rich you're extremely vulnerable and on top of that. It's a system that she sees. He's as being put in place and paid for by the big banks themselves. It's so wrong and there's not a bunch of anybody out there the fight for these families. What happens to Elizabeth Warren in this moment is pretty remarkable? She changes her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. She she changes stripes midlife and boy. That's how I got in a fight.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Daily
"My name's Jason Ross. And in the spring of two thousand nine I was a writer at the daily show with John Stewart and we had a big problem because we we had to make comedy about the financial crisis and that was hard much harder than writing jokes about something horrible like the Iraq war. Everybody understands war for nobody understood the financial crisis. It didn't help that we couldn't even trust the experts because they're the ones who got us into this in two thousand nine. Nobody had any credibility ability. The media didn't have credibility because they let it happen under their watch. Wall Street didn't have credibility they created it. Washington was creating something called a money bazooka so they didn't and have any credibility with us so we were kind of in a bind with some of these guests because we didn't trust them one hundred percent but we also didn't have the expertise to challenge them with much credibility so we had some limited options and it was always a lot of work but on April fifteenth. Two thousand nine. We had a guest coming on. Who would really give the goods? I thought what am I doing here. This is a really bad idea from the New York Times. I'm Michael Borrow. This is the daily hard three in our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the top four Democratic candidates for President Today Elizabeth Warren It's Friday December thirteenth Senator Erica we. Where do you want me right there? Yeah there's your hot water got so thank you for making time for us. I'm delighted to be here. Let's just jump in my colleague Andrew. Ross Sorkin so financial columnist at the time WHO's written a lot about your career told me about what feels like a turning point moment for you back in April of two thousand nine so that's where I want to start this conversation. Listen it's the height of the financial crisis and you get a call from the daily show with Jon Stewart. What do you remember thinking when you got that call really really I mean here I am doing this really wonky? Work as the financial markets Are In free fall. The question every day is whether the banks can survive. Millions of families are facing foreclosure. People have lost their jobs. Pension funds have gone down. And I have this little panel the Congressional Oversight Panel that what is supposed to bring some accountability to the system and I'm fighting the Treasury Department every day the Federal Reserve every day. And just try to talk about what's happening and frankly since there's no official legal power for that little oversight panel handle to try to get more people engaged so we can put some pressure on them to get some accountability in. What's going on list taxpayer? Money and with these big banks and with the bailout following the crash this seven hundred billion dollars that Congress had authorized authorized and when John Stewart called. I thought wow I could talk to a whole lot of people who otherwise otherwise might not be watching this and be able to talk about what's going on and start to put it in some context because it's not only think about where it is at that moment it's about the crash and arresting the free fall and trying to save the economy but it's also about understanding what went wrong so we do the right thing next in terms of how we changed the rules and regulations Around Wall Street and financial matters. So you see. This is a big opportunity to explain what is going on right to people. That's my first response and then and then I actually show up in New York to do the Jon Stewart Stewart. Show and I've been watching it for a long time. And frankly taken real delight in watching Jon Stewart skewer one guest after another me and all of a sudden it's like realizing Whoa I may be the Turkey at this Thanksgiving dinner. So so the closer I get to going on the more anxious like that and they put you back in this little tiny tiny hiney green were right where they have some food out and some drink salad and I sat there. It could hear through the walls. They're warming up the crowd and I thought what am I doing here. This is this is a really bad idea and go in the bathroom and threw up. Yeah and I thought I may look stupid and more importantly I make the work look stupid so once you kind of clean yourself. And that's what I had to do. I don't remember standing of its tiny little sake and washing my mouth you with my hand and putting cold water all my Chin and looking up look at myself in the mirror and thinking you think anyone can tell you just I grew up so once you get out on. How does it go? It's worse I thought I thought tonight. Eight professor of law at Harvard University. I'm standing behind this big heavy curtain and then Pune weeklies walking on the show Elizabeth Warren into them on stage and all of it is new to me. Welcome welcome to the show you are. You are the head of the Congressional Oversight Panel on this. This relief effort the money that is being funneled funneled to these companies. How much money has been sent to them? And what have these companies done with it. Well we think it's about five hundred ninety billion dollars and he just starts hampering me with questions I mean. He's a smart and thoughtful. Are you confident that the right thing to do was to hand over billions of dollars to these companies. Do you believe that this is going to work. Do you think this was the right thing to do. Are we already behind the eight ball. We started this process. When Secretary Paulson basically said here's three hundred and fifty billion dollars to the financial institutions? And he did it on. He's asking me this he's asked Nazi was the money stolen. Is that why he didn't want any of it was no nothing is feeling coherent. Some of the money is now being committed to peep it. Are you about to curse. Is that an acronym. I'm not even GONNA try right on this one what what is stand for. I don't remember it's an investment my heart rate slowed down and I thought well that's it. I'll call the leader read tomorrow. Harry Reid the head of the Senate and resign politely for having so humiliated myself and the Congressional Oversight Panel and I will resign and he can put someone in who at least can remember the names. I've watched you did you choked. Yeah I choked I checked I. I choked big time. Never it's Public Private Investment Program. I'm sorry it just took me Matt Public Private Investment Program Pip Peop-. Yeah so anyway we finish up and like I'm ready to get out of his chair and the guy comes over to hustle me off because because you remember Jon Stewart's interviews to be one segment and that was it when the commercials come show through with the the guest and he's looking at me any said so. What would you have said about this crisis? And I told him in one sentence and he said okay. Stay and you were granted a television elevation reprieve. Well a reprieve for a second firing squad. I mean who knows a little bit. So why isn't the first thing we do is to say. No one will be allowed to be too big to fail okay. So what you're asking is if we can get this bus pulled out of the ditch the economy. What does the road road look like going forward because this really is the big question I told him about? What's gone wrong in America every ten to fifteen years? There's a financial a panic in our history. You just look at it and there's a big collapse. Big trouble people lose their farms wiped out until we hit the Great Depression. We come out of the Great Depression and you say you know we can do better in this. We don't have to go back to this kind of boom and bust cycle. We come out of the Great Depression with three regulations. We go fifty years without a financial panic without a crisis. Then what happens is say regulation at. It's a pain it's expensive. We don't need it so we start pulling the threads out of the regulatory fabric. And what's the first thing we get. We got the S. and L. Crisis. And what is our repeated response. We just keep pulling the threads out of the regulatory fabric so we have two choices. We're going to make a big decision. Asian probably over the next six months and the big decision. We're going to make is it's going to go one way or the other we're gonNA decide basically. Hey we don't need regulation you know it's fine bloom and bust boom and bust boom bust and good luck with your 401k. Or alternatively we're going to say you know we're GONNA put in some smart regulation. It's going to adapt to the fact that we have new products. And what we're going to have going forward is we're going to have some stability and some real prosperity for ordinary folks and that's socialism. That is the first time in probably six months to a a year that I felt better on something. I don't know what it is that you did right there but for a second that was like financial chicken soup for me. That was thank you. Aw actually put things in perspective and I really do appreciate.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"Some jail. Time is a massive improvement over. They get rich in never face consequences and even just the conversation of like holding them. Accountable needs to yes. Yes so that's my six page essay and Elizabeth Warren. Well well done Robert. Oh Yeah we did it. We did it but not quite because now. It's cody to talk about. We're GONNA compare a little bit between her and Bernie. Is that what you're doing just a little bit. I kinda wanted to keep it loose and see what you guys thought also of Just how how this situation we're in is 'cause I know get a year like a big a big Fan of Elizabeth Warren Fan and sort of wanted to go through her Her platform in a little more detail and sort of compare and contrast the two candidates Sam who I would say the most progressive available especially nabbed. Jeff ended up down. Yeah Yeah so yes yes leftwing firebrand Kamala usually a communist. YOU WILL BE MISSED COM KAMI KAMI LA Harris. Yeah it's Kamal leg a main headline today. No it's not Kamau La Harris. Okay right there's probably more But also more we're like can't Malla Harris all right. We could also draw a comparison between her and editor Mustafa Kemal and call her Kamala Harris. There wouldn't be any logical through line there because I don't don't think they're similar in any way shape or form that's nothing it just occurred to me but yeah so I think the main difference. That is very clear with the two is that I think that they're on. They're on the same track. And I think they have similar goals. But Bernie's just a little more socialistic. Listen she's a capitalist. I mean there you go. That's I was going to get at their you know. He's not going to mince words about what he thinks about. Capitalism and a a lot of the issues that arise from that whereas Warren has said that she is a capitalist to her bones. Yeah and one of the moments I really disliked from her was during the state of the Union. I was going to bring that promised. Yeah okay okay. I'll let you know. Yeah I think the best example of this is During trump state of the Union address he talks about socialism. And how social never gonNA come to America and at this moment Everybody stands up and gives him applause except for C.. Pretty Sanders Just sitting don't face just like You don't know the deal and I think that there is a I think there's a real problem when a fascist ashes says that socialism will never happen in America and a capitalist you're bones stands up and claps because that is I enlarge what fascism is ah protecting capitalism everybody else stood up everybody else for sure. Yeah that's that's the time for a principal moral stance especially if you're single. Most host noteworthy policy is literally wealth. Redistribution which is like the core of socialist politics. Yeah at this point in time. Yeah but her whole thing is bringing socialist. These practices policies but maintaining capitalism is overhauling the system ms ex wires. They shouldn't need it. Doesn't rub me quite as raw as you guys. I mean I see it as a real reason to worry. Not that she's not going to push for a lot of the stuff that she she says she's going to push for that. This will this income redistribution Medicare for all the actual like socialist. Things things that she's she's talked about will die on the vine because she's GonNa compromise with Republicans and we'll wind up with another four years eight years of Obama. Exactly that's a real concern again especially like if fashion says we're GONNA save capitalism. I don't think you should stand up for that Yeah Yeah it's not a good look. I don't like that she did that. It's the single moment that gives me most pause about her. Yeah and I think it sort of that. General idea. can be seen in the difference between them Although she does have a wealth tax that as you mentioned Polls very well obviously his more extreme hers goes Just it's two percent or six percent depending on your wealth. Sanders starts at two percent between thirty. Two million and fifty million and hers. Doesn't have anything in that category interesting. Also if you if you see like some celebrities it'd be like I actually. I think they're both great. But I like Warren Five. Because they don't follow him right. Sometimes you look like oh you. When you've you're worth is like forty million or something like that So his more progressive there but she has it and that's something so I think that there is a there's a progressive path. A half. Yes she's on. It's it's beyond arguing that based on assuming. She actually goes for the things on her platform. If she were elected she would be the most progressive passive candidate elected during our lifetime. There's reason to worry that she wouldn't go through with it but yeah right and so that's sort of we're getting there. There are other similarities like they. They WANNA get rid of the Electoral College they want to restructure ice. Both of them. I think his language is a little stronger but neither of them have said like. I want to abolish ice. Yeah I don't like that either. Don't like that either. That's yeah we talked about in that in the Bernie episode. They're both believers in borders. They're both fundamentally you know they want to be president of the United States. And there's only Bernie is about the most progressive you can be and want to be the president of the United States right right both. I think there should be president. Still Yeah Yeah. They both do. Fundamentally support aspects of ice does right and I think that also like even when when she he's talking about her meal planning for the military She her vision is a green military and the way she talks about it. I think is a little disconcerting because winching on her website like literally if you look at her foreign policy and military page the the first sentence is from endless wars strain military families to and then she goes on and if you're framing it like the endless wars are bad because of the strain on military families than that sort of indicates case that maybe he doesn't really he's not getting you're missing the point right and it's sort of like presenting this seemingly progressive idea but framed Republican language and. Yeah maintaining this idea and like her military plan also talks about getting them to green energy and Making make all the military bases safe from climate disasters and stuff without pointing out by the way we have way too many military bases around the world. It's all about protecting that institution institution as opposed to pointing out the flaws and the institution and also like pandering to certain sites protecting. Yes exactly like tapping into something that you know the Liberals would would respond to it in. This is one of those things where like so when I talked about like my issues with Warren. There's the stuff that like makes me question whether or not voting for her would actually help anything if she were to get elected which which is like the whole being like standing during that point in the state of the end right right but and then there's the things where I think her beliefs like the beliefs that are leading her to this are like wrong fucked up and she's not going to deal with big aspects of the problem but if she actually does that thing it would be huge and that the US military thing like it's it's one of those things you can hit on her because like okay so you're fine with us being imperialists and like bombing as long as we're green about it and yeah that's fucked up but also the US military? Harry is the single largest emitter of greenhouse gases on the Planet Ryan. There are aspects of that and you if you if you focus on reducing their footprint print and developing green technology for them. Yeah that'll trickle down to. You know people who really need install on one. It's also just like if we're talking about single actions that could be taken in order to stop. Climate change quickly. One of the things that has to happen very quickly is the. US military has to stop emitting greenhouse gases. Right So yeah I think there's a lot of that where I think that she Some of the things she wants to do our good and but like framed in a way and You just wish that it was a little more pointed in the criticism and really like leading the conversation about it. Let's let's talk about Medicare for all her. Yeah I I yeah let's get to that Because there are a lot of details about differences in their plans. And I think that that's the general idea is that Her our plan sort of our couched in this. Let's preserve what's going on despite framing it like a big structural change like she's very much like this is a grassroots movement of big structural change but actually she just wants to regulate capitalism while so they on the car right over. Here you were talking about boils down to Bernie being like yes medicare for all and her at this point point proposing it be a two step process so she is slowly without listening to two years so like get certain things started and then after two years push for the Medicare for all her plan and is is slow process. I think this is indicative. We're talking about where she is. Slowly got on board with Medicare for all. It wasn't like a big part of her platform when she's running for senator or anything but She has gotten on board with a single payer and sort of avoided talking about how she's GonNa pay for it and not just sort of full-throatedly being like this is the right thing to do. We're going to do it but she does say this is the right thing to do. We're going to do it. Make It. So this is a different development development. If a couple of months ago she wasn't saying it in two steps she was talking about it. We're GONNA do it. We're going to pay and not. I do understand being a little bit of a cause for alarm but I I pushed for you to bring this now because I just think it's interesting conversation that we should be having. I know that you're very much in the camp of yes and I am too I. Yeah I think pushing for Medicare for all is how you get Medicare for all Yeah I do understand I I I know that it is scary to a lot of people even if they do want it. They're not sure how. Oh it will work out and I'm wondering how off pudding is this idea of two years starting in the after two years pushing for going away and also how how long it would take anyways. Like how long would it take to get around to get asked Medicare for all maybe maybe it would be even harder to obtain. But I think it's the kind of thing though Katie when you're when you're haggling with somebody at like a bizarre whatever one of the parts of the world where that's the way buying is done you don't start with the highest you're willing to pay. Hey you start like you know you you start with as good as the best thing you can matt price you can imagine getting and you push for that so that you know when you you you're going to have to it gives you push for. We're going to start making these changes immediately. And obviously there's no public option and obamacare. Now I get that and I do agree with it. I think there's also so there's this article in the Washington Post a couple of days ago about the behind the scenes story of her struggle with like presenting the plan plan and and trying to sort of toe the line in a way where She wants to be this hyper progressive on medicare for all but also a lot of people in the party. They are pressuring her behind the scenes. Like this is a bad idea. You shouldn't do this And finally the end result is we're going to lower the age for Medicare to fifty and then eighteen below. You get it also and we're GONNA vote. We're going to do that and then in three years we're going to vote again and we're going to give it to everybody because by then it'll people will be like oh it's actually good Yeah but I mean there are several problems with that. I think Like you were pointing out Robert like you go with what you want to do and say here's what we want and what we're going to do and then you're probably going to have to back up a little bit. Because that's how the government works as he said like. Yeah one bill in Earl time so but also If you're waiting until your third year to push for it that means you need to maintain the congress controlled Congress in in in the midterms and that's hard for a person who was just elected real. Quick I just want to interject and say this because we don't talk about enough on the show but I hope we do in the new year that just as important if not more important than the presidential election. Well that's incredibly important Senate and I think that we should talk about that a lot..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"We're back we will we ever gone. These are episode logical questions in two thousand eight still while still teaching being at Harvard. Elizabeth Warren met Barack Obama for the worst time rock accidentally punched him in the face. It was horrible now for the first time time now. This was at a fundraiser. WHO's actually One of BRAC Obama's very first out of state fundraisers for his Senate Campaign The fundraiser have been put together by professor. David that Wilkins and he recalls quote one of the people who came was Elizabeth. Warren and I had told Barack that she was coming and he was very excited because he'd been working on predatory lending in the Illinois the state Senate and so when Elizabeth came took her over to meet Barack. And here's how Warren recalled meeting going In Two thousand eleven quote he holds his hand out. That's just like this is just like in the movies. And I as I hold my hand out and as our fingers touch she says to me predatory lending and then he just goes and I never get a word in. I never get a word in. And I'm just standing there. My hands still in his hand and he's talking finally gets all the way to the end and he gets this big grin and he says well and I say you had me at predatory lending. I don't think that.
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"The recognition technology amazon has been also working with law enforcement agencies there so what if these same law enforcement agencies are applying the facial recognition technology to the video that they're separately we getting from amazon's ring subsidiary. That's interesting and then add alexa to it. There was a fascinating coverage over for the past few months about google and google assistant and apple and syrian amazon and alexa about how they use human reviewers to you listen to a selection of audio clips from users of their smart speakers and other devices that use those voice assistance and those contractors in those cases ended up with some in some cases really salacious audio of private moments and in response to that each of these these companies either suspended or revised their policies and the latest news on that front was that apple changed from an opt out to opt in in other words. You have to consciously consciously opt in to this program to have your audio clips reviewed by humans for quality purposes. That's why they say they're doing it. They say they're doing it to make sure that siri alexa and google assistant are responding appropriately to whatever commands you give and this is just kind of a side effect in terms of the privacy. Thanks ring saying hey we're just doing this to make your neighborhoods safer yep. Oh yeah that does sound good but then you start to hear the privacy advocates and people even elizabeth warren is like hold on like. Let's not give one company too much power basically when when amazon firing..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"This online platform really creates an opportunity that amazon has taken advantage of and it's hurt a lot of little tiny businesses and start up businesses and small businesses and medium medium sized businesses that can't compete with giant like amazon that is sucking information out of every transaction information is today's comparative comparative advantage and amazon shouldn't be able to suck it all up and then dominate a free single market place in america. Did you think about be more specific in going after them today here in their backyard not particularly i mean i was here to talk about why i'm running for president in an you bet at least had the passing reference to the fact that we gotta break up the the big companies. We've got to enforce our antitrust laws but a lot of stuff we gotta do god you are indignant. <hes> are you serious. No man i would've loved to have had that dialogue in her actual speech and i get what you're going for their. It's like go ahead. Say it. You're right here. Call them out username us his use bezos his name and i wonder what that would done to the applause factor and and it would have been interesting to hear that i if for nothing more than the reaction and that was the thing a lot of what she said was reiterating things she said elsewhere but i think setting and context are extremely extremely important. Especially in today's political climate people are listening for signals and i think the signal back from the crowd would have been fascinating. I don't no it would have been booze or cheers but the sheer number of tech workers that were in the crowd amazon employees in the crowd it was i think a little bit of a missed opportunity <unk> -tunities now let me say i was extremely grateful to them for giving me a few minutes with her to ask those questions and also extremely impressed what candidate would stand there for four hours more than four hours taking selfies with everybody in the crowd who wanted one and frankly not only was it impressive but it was a brilliant social media strategy because every one of those thousands of people and by the way she took her fifty thousandth selfie of the campaign during that seattle title stint so yeah lots of impressive stuff there and i'm glad i got a chance to ask questions you know. Maybe the fact that she didn't get into this big tech. Thing is maybe because voters. I don't really care about it. As much as we do as tech industry insiders. Do people even care you know. I think it's a good point. You could take this as a litmus test for for her recognition of the voters appetite for this issue in general and the fact that she only makes a passing reference to it in her standard stump speech speech. I think is telling and perhaps after floating this whole proposal. They realized based on the reaction that it wasn't the kind of thing that really fired up any crowd. Yeah wonder how many he's selfie. Takers stood there and said hey <hes> you've got my vote but don't mess with my one day shipping <hes> yeah all right so that was my weekend adventure insure. Fortunately my family is back in town. So you get a selfie. I thought about that. I did not get a selfie been the fifty thousand self that she's he's taking our campaign did talk about controlling big data break up the elizabeth warren selfie machine. That's a good point <hes> no it was a lot of fun but i truly did regret it as i walked away because that would have been the perfect ending to the entire anecdote of i got my own self with her by the way i gotta say. This is a small knit but they aren't really selfies. Somebody hands their phone to you. Were staffer. A staffer takes the picture. It's much more efficient that way but to call themselves as as a bit of a stretch sounds like you need to submit a argument to the dictionary mary you know i think it's probably got an addiction years ago. So maybe you need to tweak the definition of what actually is associate or maybe elizabeth warren just need to say i'll take a photo with you coming up on geekwire. We'll talk about about amazon's ring smart doorbell maker and its collaboration with police departments. Is it a public benefit or a privacy concern. That's coming up next. Hey geekwire listeners. It's todd bishop inviting you to register for the eighth annual geekwire summit..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"We're back and we were just talking about. Perhaps some of the ways in which was with warren could pick up ground with other are parts of the electorate and maybe it's a quench fashion win the nomination by convincing people that she is in fact electable. I wanna read a quote actually from in calmest henry olsen in the washington post and see what you if you think this is right and we'll go to you perry he wrote warren's tactic so far have more in common with those of evangelical religious just right republican candidates than with eventual nominees those men mike huckabee rick santorum and ted cruz used strong support from a large party faction to an early knockouts of other candidates that's with broader-based support but they each lost when the race winnow down to the final stage because the factors that earn them support from the religious right alienated them from the party's silent majority majority perry to you does that sound like warren and perhaps an argument for why she wouldn't go on to win the nomination not quite that idea i i guess here's a college educated voters in the democratic party or like evangelical party i don't i don't totally see it that way but i guess what i would say is kind of being the candidate of white people with college. Degrees is limiting about a third of the democratic voters hillary. I do think one natural place for warranty. Go is to go to there are college educated people who are not white so that's a part of democratic party that we don't talk about a lot but this one place where would be logical. You can imagine stacey abrams style person that came down to biden. Versus is <hes> warren one. I think would endorse warren overby over biden and i. I wonder if you get some more black elected. Officials hispanic elected did officials people who are prominent endorse warren down the line that she wanted to sleep in the black vote narrow the keeping. She can't have a gap that the sanders clinton gap was so big. It can't make up for that war and have a more narrow gap. That's the key is not. She can't be so henry's right this. You can't be so factual that you can't win. I i think the other th i mean talking about getting prominent politicians and surrogate of color in certain states would be powerful her for her people have made a lot sort of like back in the inside baseball baseball stuff about oh. Would she choose castro as a running mate. They seem kind of chummy. They seem kind of like they've complimented each other publicly so the hi dear that someone like dropping out and endorsing her you know that if you're playing that kind of game or getting certain prominent mayors like like andrew gillum alarmed that endorsement will will matter i think when it comes when it when it happens like there are people like that around the country who could basically like lent her credibility sort of like to be a little bit frank about it kind of do what obama does for biden which is sort of lend elizabeth warren like more reach in minority communities unity's and more credibility yeah i agree with that and i should also say in this to slightly correct what i said earlier in that pupil <hes> and i think this goes to the castro point warren did best among white voters like i said she got twenty percent of first choice support but she actually didn't do that much worse among hispanic onyx owners. She got fourteen percent of the first first choice support. She got four percent among black voters. So maybe maybe that suggests that hispanic voters are logical article next step for her which overlapped with what perry said about college educated non white voters the other thing though and i think just gets at clarice point and it's it's a key advantage warren has over bernie. Even though we're talking about in some ways they have the the same problem terms of how they build out their coalition. I do think it's more likely as claire said that warring can get elite endorsements then sanders has been able able to or will be able to for whatever reason she's just i mean there are a lot of reasons but she's just more part of the establishment and then the last thing i'll say to that point about is the kind of very liberal college educated white section of the democratic party akin to the evangelical section of the republican party and therefore is warren orna factional candidate in the way that ten dorm was. I think this gets out the conversation. We're having on the podcast last week about iwa right iwa in both parties he's defined by those factions right for republicans evangelicals for <hes> democrats very liberal white voters and yet i was been predictive in the democratic party but not predictive in the republican party and i think that's why is a complicated question book for whatever the reason it does suggest that the relationship between those factions and the larger party is different between the two parties perry as has elizabeth warren has gained steadily in the polls. Does it seem like concerns about her quote. Unquote electability have subsided at all. I mean <unk>. I read these polls to say more people think she's electable than they did six months ago i i read them but i don't dubious about them. I know we're data vocalist website but if you ask regular people and you just go to south carolina tomorrow ask people what are can warn a harris win. They'll say are you are. Are you insane. We just watched hillary lose. The women can't win as a really deep feeling among democrats and i think that's our biggest barrier. Is it more about her ideology or hurt gender at this point. Does it seem those questions. I think as people say it's got her ideology because that's safe to say in columns in on t._v. The actual voters talk about gender lock. They don't know much about ideology. I think we underestimate the truly elite pessimistic streak running through the democratic primary electorate in general just the idea of people not voting tilly for what they want in their hearts but what their brain tells them they should do because they're sort of trying to seek out other people want and yes i mean i think there's there's just just a lot of pessimism about who can win and where america is right now after hillary clinton and after obama's presidency i was interviewed by a <hes> vogue reporter declares point the the the sheet mica telling claire last week that i appeared in vogue doug with <hes> taylor swift wasn't yeah mica and taylor swift same and hit him hit the same day. I don't know if my quotas cover stories yeah one of us one of us <hes> but the the conceit of the article was about democrats who are resigned signed trump winning reelection which i think there is this streak in the in the democratic party of deep pessimism about what voters are ready for and i actually thought that the premise of the article is interesting because i mean it's not crazy bias to have the trump might well win the election. I mean he is the sitting the president know if he has a very good shot of winning. That's not crazy to think. It's like preordained. This is not supported. What at at this point can we do. The numbers tell us about how people view warren's electability. They view her as as not as electable as as people like biden right in our even or even like bernie i think bernie's viewed as more electable than warn is yeah and i think i mean we actually haven't talked his. I think in part because there's there's been a lot of talk about race right and joe biden and harrison booker in how they're going after joe biden's <hes> supporting the black community and we think we've he's like we haven't talked about sexism for awhile but to go back to the idea of electability yeah like member twenty sixteen like a lot of people there was there was was a lot of sexism and like odd nauseam from all the dudes who follow us on twitter. I got like well. Where's the numbers on that and it's like well you can't you can't apply apply numbers to sexism everywhere some of just like lies deep in your hearts but also like but there is but this is not a crazy thing to think that some of the electability notions surrounding elizabeth warren has to do with like she talks she talks kind of annoying and she reminds me of my teacher like people do like people people listening to this podcast might be like that sounds crazy but people say that stuff and people feel that stuff so yeah i just think if you went to the republican convention it in two thousand sixteen and sell the number number of signs that called hillary clinton a bitch you probably wouldn't question the exult to and worse and worse yeah section with him but just to put some numbers to what gail in a yougov survey asked people to select each candidate they felt could beat trump and warren was ranked second behind biden far behind biden sixty sixty. One percent of people picked biden forty six percent picked warren. Thank him harrison sanders at forty three percent and it was a survey in which you could just mark whoever you thought you can pick as many as you want and then a <hes> a monmouth poll from june asked people to assign a number value from zero to ten each candidate's electability and worn place third at six point four behind biden at seven point one and sanders at six point point five now. I think a lot of that perry's point is just like as her support has grown in the polls for choice support. There's more people i think are inclined signed to answer positively on warren's behalf in other poll questions such as these but look like. I don't know this is such a tricky conversation but like we know that all else being equal on average candidates further from the ideological center do have more trouble in general general elections. That's just true you know. Will it apply to warren if she's the nominee in twenty twenty. I don't know we also know that as claire said ed. There's a deep sexism within this country that manifest itself in a lotta ways now study showed that when women run they win win at at a rate equal with men right in similar conditions but all those studies are of councils house races and senate races and gubernatorial toya races and i think there are reasons to suspect that running for president is different but it's very hard to predict how how that will play out in in fact. It's hard enough to predict how that will play out that like i don't you know the probably safest best not to make a bunch of assumptions about who is electable in and who isn't. I don't think we know oh you make an asset of you and me exactly right also because at least at a you when you look at two thousand sixteen of course hillary clinton won that nomination relatively easily and came very very very close to winning the presidency and so to take that information and then say there's no way a woman could win feels like over emphasizing one part of the data and not allowing other parts of the data to speak as well no absolutely but i think this is sort of tied into other issues which is that there is a divide in the democratic party between it's it's sort of left left in its left center and audible. Don't warns big problem also is that i think he's gonna have a real problem. She wins iowa new hampshire. Also that the the a certain part of the party endorsed anybody else who's standing there to make sure she doesn't win the same way. Sanders had a big problem six different than warren but he had a big province sixteen the every black person in america who's looking at bishop basil's endorse hillary clinton today stands new hampshire and because the party does not like the party with the party elites would refer harris or biden to warren sanders. Yes they just. I think that's a really good point and i would..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"Somebody else like that but i think if you win those first two primaries that gives you the momentum and help sur sort of grow her basement me. She gets them endorsements after that yeah. I think the question is how does she grow her forbe's outside of what you described the some early wins probably help with that yeah like i could potentially see warren doing kind of well in nevada likes likes getting maybe a big big union endorsement because she speaks the language of unions her having an organized team on the ground turning people out to those caucuses that could would be good and then you could get momentum. I agree with like there's a lot of votes in the south and she probably are isn't going to get those but she could win. A few super twos one of the two super tuesday's used as you know. She could get some of those midwestern states. I could see her winning michigan. I mean sanders one michigan in two thousand sixteen. Who's not to say that she. She couldn't win a thing like that so you could see her making her way through oklahoma. Let's just states aware where we don't think about their votes hiding and i actually think to her credit actually to a lot of candidates credits that you are seeing them say i'm campaigning here in mississippi or alabama and i'm gonna comeback comeback right like the idea that they are warren as a as the kangra as a white candidate and the current candid of like white college educated people is cognizant the fact that she it would be embarrassing if she had no black support or outreach like that is an important part of the democrat coalition roy not just embarrassing but also perhaps not viable her candidacy to win the nomination so we've talked about. Maybe a strategy in terms of just the secrets of primaries but where does she actually have upside in terms of voters like which other candidates could she gain support from they altered. You know 'cause even where she is now. She still wouldn't win candidate caucus who's who gets there. Who's cards. Does she get when they fold okay so one. There's a share of biden supporters who are mostly with biden now just because they think he's the most electable so if warren wins iowa new oh hampshire you would imagine all of a sudden. She seems a lot more electable because he's winning elections. You know she picks up. Let's say a handful of percentage points from <hes> from biden. Sanders has been sort of like hovering at around. I don't know what you've been at like. Thirteen fourteen fifteen percent <hes> <hes> in national polls you know if he is stuck there all the way up until iowa. What what does he do. I think that's a really interesting question. I mean do you think there's any circumstance in which elizabeth warren could make the argument to sanders if you don't drop out by windsor if you believe in your cause yeah and would that be would that be convincing to bernie sanders bernie. I don't totally possible bernie sanders endorse warren if she he definitely does not get endorsed by them so i think there's not until the salon until the spring billy but i don't think it happens until like after dr march that and that's more reading into like the psychology of bernie sanders as a true believer in his <music> singular bernie yeah and i don't i mean they're all listen. This is not to like extra all believers in themselves. It's crazy but like we also have the template of two thousand sixteen as some sort of indication of how bernie might make a good decision which is to say like he was a little like play to the whistle kind of guy so i don't know. I don't know what he's gonna do this time around. Here's another way to think about it is what demographic perfect characteristics does warren over index with right now and could she improve her support among the opposite of that in other words right now warren does disproportionately well with very liberal voters and when you go to somewhat liberal she does worse and when you go to moderate conservative she does way worse. Could you see her doing a little bit better with somewhat liberal voters. Maybe but she's really liberal you know so so i think that'll be tough. Look at race right. She does really well. She does disproportionate well with white voters worse with black voters worst with hispanic voters. How could you reverse that. That's a little hard to see to honestly. It's the same problem. Bernie had the one area where i where i can imagine the happening more and remember that these demographic groups all overlap right so this actually isn't a perfect way to think about it but she over indexes right now with with very well educated voters but you could imagine if she does it right her kind of populist structural change message edge resonating with voters without a college education voters who just have a high school degree in the same way trump's right populace message did still it is a little bit of the of the bernie problem. The only other thing i'd say is if you look at like how it this this resolve from a a really interesting pew report that came out but right now the support by candidate isn't super differentiated by gender. There's not a candidate. That's doing really well among women or men relative to one another <hes> and i'm curious to see if that stays the same or or or changes inches depending on how the field windows i think the i think the point about warren i don't frankly ever see her. Excelling or competing with biden her harris like like perry sort of predicted with black voters in the south but i do think she has an opportunity to win over moderate white voters and end to make an argument that in the general election she could do something to appeal to more moderate people and what i think is interesting that her campaign hasn't hasn't done more of is is play up the fact that she used to be a republican play up the fact that she took a little bit of a winding road to get to her liberal positions she in fact almost like a full lifetime to get to those positions and i think that that's actually it's less of a neat narrative then single working mother which she is which is currently sort of the the threat of her stump speech grew up in a you know household teetering on the edge of the middle class in poverty but i think that idea that she was republican looking for much of her adult life is very compelling. If you wanna win over those more moderate voters and i think this is where some of the like the weird how women and men are perceived when they when they try to do populism is really interesting because while warren grew up super middle class and spent most of for life as a as a republican she sort of reads as woman harvard professor whereas joe biden who has been a senator since he was thirty. You know it's been in the national spotlight for a long time is still scranton joe in a lot of people's eyes middle-class joe and so it is just a little bit of a different valence on those two things all right..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Com, again as recon show at vox dot com, but here is Senator Elizabeth Warren, how are you? I'm doing great. How's it trail? You know I love it. It's, it's fun. Because you get out and do two things. One is your to tell people about ideas, a Ah-ha that matter to them, and you watch people's eyes as they try it on or known work through it, and the other is you feedback. And, and sometimes it comes in the most intimate ways, but it's a piece of saying, yeah, I get this to give you an example of that. Or is it a town hall on Sunday, ill, lots of people coming through the line afterwards tuna bay self Yuan? Huge self dilemma, bathe vigorous townhall, I talked about mental health in the town hall, and in the selfie line. A woman said, I'm so glad you talked about mental health issues of plus buff, my children, because they've had serious mental health problems. And she said my son killed himself, two months ago just awful. And she says. Said there was no place for him to go. She says going to question she said, we have actually we have good insurance, but there's no place to go there. No beds, there snow help, and he ended up killing himself, and we hugged, we talked a little, she went on and about eight more people d- Marin line. Begun shook my hand he said, I'm really glad you talked about mental health. And I said, why? And he said, always said, I work as a corrections officer. He said, but that's not what I really wanted to. He said, always a mental health worker, and he said, and then lack of funding the closed us up and laid off two hundred people, and that he looked at me and said, the same thing he said, a now there's no place for people with problems to go, and you just watch this pieces come together in close and intimate ways. We talk about funding in Washington in the numbers are in the billions that tens of billions of dollars. But bind every one of us is a mother who Austa son a guy who lost a job and a good person has now gone. You know, something that has always struck me about politicians. I've covered is there is a huge difference between the ones who see campaigning, as a one way project, and those who see it as a to a project is a real big difference between campaigning, just a broadcast, and then using campaigns as way of getting information and getting a sense of what do people need you to do, and it's not something I think we cover well and terms of candidates like, are they actually hearing anything, but it does seem it does seem important to me? He not just a funny part in that, and that is for me why it's important, the rooms, be lit. So I don't I there's a big difference, sometimes of answer set up in fear. Spaces for hep chairs are not the not minute stage and then a big audience. And the question is, whether the audience is in the dark as it would be if you were watching performance, or did keep the house lights up, and I insist every time, keep the house lights up, I need to see faces because that's another part of the interaction. It's, it's more than just words. It's everybody who gives in the middle of when you're talking about something about the dress or minimum wage, mental health the small nods that say, yeah. I'm I'm with you on that. And that I learned as I give talk how it migrates over time to where where the people are. And if I'm not getting a response. I know I'm not explaining it well, or not a point that resonates with people. So. It's a there's a lot of is, it's actually a very close intimate interaction, even with a thousand people at a time or couple of thousand it's the Idaho by face to face. It's the nod. I know the story it's the confirmation. Yeah. I, I get this and yeah I'm ready to get in this fight. So I'm gonna jump as PASOK survey, it is day. One of the Elizabeth Warren administration. You've got a lot of plants, what comes first. So I've already promised. I'll do the things that I can do as president on my own so day, one, I will sign a moratorium. No more drilling. No more mining on federal, lands, our national parks. No offshore drilling. Oh, and secretary of education who's been a public schoolteacher, somebody who believes in public education. Oh, and head of the EPA, who while is not a coal lobbyist. You know, it's this is how I think it is look at the tools in the toolbox, right? What are all the tools, what are the ones that a president can do? I love this word by herself. And what are the ones you gotta get congress? And then what's the plan to get congress onboard finance, you know, part of what I do right now and all of the town halls. I'm not just in the early states. This is not only about winning the primary, although it certainly that it's not only about winning in November of twenty twenty it's about building the national momentum the energy, the demand side to start making real change in January twenty twenty one, so I wanna I wanna put the toolbox because I wanna come back because I do want to talk about executive authority, but you've a bunch of big legislative projects, one of them will have to come. You'll have to put your political capital into something I got of them, what comes first. The best place to start is with the corruption baggage. And the reason for that is. That the rich and the powerful been calling the shots in Washington for ever and ever and ever it feels like I mean many, many decades and they're not gonna turn loose easy. They're gonna just say, oh, well, okay. Now, you need a wealth tax. Now, you want to make these other investments. So part of it is to disrupt the influence of money in Washington. It's to push back against the lobbying industry. It's to say to all those congress people and their chiefs of staff. Hey, this is your job and you're not gonna have an opportunity to lobby afterwards. So don't be looking over the horizon at your next job, and adjusting your behavior accordingly right now. I want everybody in the game right now for the people, not for the folks with money, not for the billionaires, not for the giant corporations, and I. Think going straight up the middle on the corruption plans, the first one knock them back and while they're all scrambling then start passing the rest of it. Do you need to start with the filibuster before he can do any of those plans depends? That's that depends on whether or not we have a maturity on our side in the Senate. And it depends on what Mitch McConnell does. But, you know, Mitch McConnell will do. Yeah. Okay. But I always want to say he's he, he is the one who will determine now but I'll say this for sure. And that is this business that Democrats play by one set of rules and Republicans play by a different set of rules, the stays Rover when I'm president, we're not. We're not doing that anymore. So I walked into difference in the rules with he says, oh, come on. I watched Mitch McConnell, when the Republicans were in the minority in the Senate, and President Obama was in the White House. And the Democrats obviously were in the majority in the Senate. He used every rule every trip. Every blue slip every right to delay to hold back to keep anything from passing and Democrats, largely respect. That's well, those are the rules, then when it flips, and the Republicans are in majority, it all starts to look different. And then when the Republicans are in the majority now they steal seat. Ready still supreme Coursey when the Republicans were in the majority and Barack Obama is still president of the United States. Now, the Republicans have Donald Trump is president, and they're in the majority and the in the Senate, and the rules are entirely different from where they were before, so watch. What's happening, not just with the supreme court with judges up and down the line. So Mitch McConnell has made clear that there is no point of principle for him. It is all about power. So here's my push back against that. When I get elected, it's not to go to wash. To talk about change. It's to go to Washington to make change that, that is what the electoral process is all about. And I think that's going to be the demand side. What millions of people across this country are going to say, okay, now let's get this done. So I think the role of the president in that case is going to be for me to say, here's our agenda. Here's what we go after we start with the corruption, we go to the two cent wealth tax universal preschool, universal healthcare. A universal child care. We go to these big pieces, and we have enough demand side enough people around the country who are still engaged who don't just say, well, November twenty twenty got rid of Trump, let's quit now but who say I'm still in his fi-. So if you are looking of majority, it'll be fifty one, fifty two Amine outside fifty three in the Senator. So. Then you get into the filibuster, you were the first Senator to call for its abolition this time your colleagues are not there. What, what argument would you make to them to say get rid of it, 'cause you're not going to get that Krupp Shen package passed the filibuster in place? Like, I think this is one of the reasons to run on plans because if you get elected on those plans, it gives me the capacity to turn around and say to my colleagues. Hey, that's what I ran on. That's what the majority of the American people voted for. That's what they got out and fought for. So as a Democratic Party. That's what we got to. There's an argument that you hear a lot lately that before anything else happens in ex president needs to focus on climate change. Because climate change has a ticking clock attached to it. What do you think of that? So I think there's a lot of truth in it. That's why I've said on the first day that I am sworn in a put a moratorium in. In place. So they'll be no new drilling. No new mining on federal lands. No offshore drilling that something within the capacity of the president of the United States. It's a difference to make from day one. And remember that's pretty significant putting all our federal lands. Nearly a quarter of our land mass on the side of helping the climate instead of being a source of more carbon in the air. I also think that it's not just a point of I and I day it's having a big enough vision of what we need to do and how we're gonna get it on. And that's, that's a big part of what I'm working on tell me about your, your theory of how the power sequences because there has been for a long time. I think of you that presidents have up to one hundred days they have maybe they don't even have that anymore, but, but in theory, you know, you have this hundred as you can do a lot, then but every single day or their power drains out of the office controversy builds people get tired, get nearer to the next election. Give it different theory. That do you think that there's a way to sequence your agenda, such at your building momentum as opposed to losing it, or d really have to say, you know, it's going to be these one or two or three legislative fights, and that's all the system can handle in a big way. And I term. No. So here's my theory of. It starts now. That's what true grassroots building is about right now. When more and more people get engaged in specific issues green new deal. More and more people were right in that fight and say that matters to me Medicare for all in that fight that matters to me student loan debt cancellation forty three million Americans who would be affected by my proposal there. That matters to me, twelve million kids who could be affected by childcare and universal pre-k for all our three year olds and four year olds that matters to me as those issues over the next year and a quarter, get clear sharper, their issues worth fighting for and issues where we truly have leadership on it have people out there knocking doors over. That's where the legislative agenda starts searching year and a half before the election. Then the idea is to take that energy from the election and take it straight into congress and let me just do one more about the laying the foundation were a big part of that right now. I am. So, for example, I have got a plan to just attack this opioid crisis head on for far too long, we've been nibbling around the edges at every year, you watch the number of Opio a deaths, boomer dictated, keep going up every year government spends a little more money, but the government's always behind the curve, and today in America. What is it an estimated hundred in ninety three people or so will die from an overdose like plane crash happened again tomorrow in the next day and the next day? And yet if a beloved friend of yours, your sister, your brother came to you. And said okay, now I've got a problem, they have a less than one in six chance getting the medical treatment. They need not because we don't know what to do. But because right now it's just not there. The facilities aren't there. The help is not there with built the help that people need so that we can break the back of this crisis and deal with it in a truly effective manner..
"elizabeth warren" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"But as always after the primary, I will vote for whoever it is even if it's Joe fricken Biden, I am not. I am really hoping it's not going to be him. Absolutely. Am not supporting him in the in the primary, but whoever whatever democrat, I don't. It might be a socialist. That's again, I all I care about is the country being better. I don't care about like, oh, you didn't choose my candidate of Elizabeth warrants. I'm not gonna vote. I'm gonna. Let Trump president ruin lives, ruined millions. People's lives because I'm mad that my favorite can't. It wasn't chosen. No, I don't care if it's an outright socialists or something that I mean again, I kinda liked that, but whoever I'm trying to think of the example, whatever, whatever liberal it is and Biden would be one of them. I'm not rooting for Biden in any way, shape or form. But if he's the, he's the guy, then I will be voting for him in the general. So. All right. Let me know. I feel about this again. I absolutely mean no disrespect to any native American tribes. I fully think what Elizabeth Warren said is is valid that they determine their citizenship. I don't think anyone should be taking a test and utilizing some minor DNA result to say that your native American you shouldn't be doing that. Don't do that. I wouldn't do that, but I just think we're being all too fair to deal with more did. So that's my view. Oh, and then Finally, I wanted to bring up Aaron rabbi, of course, the philosophies in space said it really great. I. Think and this is just in in regard to the like, oh, you played into Trump's hand thing. That's, that's another thing people you. He played right into it and said, can everyone please clarify for me what the correct game is to play against the pigeon shitting on the board while thirty percent of the country laughs and calls that winning is that the Rousseau gambit. I really want to understand the move that all her detractors are sure would have worked better against the people who are lighting, the whole game store and fires we speak as I don't. It's so funny how man I, I really gotta get out here, but because it's been such a long episode, but it's people think that unless so in a battle with Trump's of, let's say there's one of these altercations which they're like with stormy Daniels, like with Elizabeth Warren. In this instance, it's almost as though people think if Trump doesn't immediately catch on fire or somehow quit the presidency that he that just means he want like whatever it is he want Elizabeth Warren see at backfired. Did it? What decides that? What? What determines that? The fact that he's still president? Yeah, we'll, he will still be present no matter what he's proven. He can say any number of stupid, factually inaccurate things. And then you can take the fact that he's still president and used that to say while I guess he was right about that. He knows. As planning a hell of a game? No, he's president because people keep him in office because he has Republicans protecting its, there's no game you can play as as Aaron. His capturing that really funny comment. There's nothing you can do that's going to ever heal trouble just stop. Oh, you're right. You got me. I apologize. No, he will never do that. There's nothing sh she didn't play into his hand or out of his hand or any combination of that. She, I think did something that I don't blame her for doing. Maybe you could argue strategically she should have done something else. I'm open to that argument, but I think that this will be a strong way to have the media not do a bunch of fifty fifty articles about her for two more years articles like, well, Trump claims that she's made it all up about our ancestry and she claims that she hasn't..