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U.S. to Announce Troop Drawdown From Iraq
"The prime minister of Iraq heads to Washington this week and is expected to request that President Biden withdraw all U. S combat troops. Mustafa al Kadhimi tells The Associated Press that Iraqi security forces are capable of defending the country without US led coalition
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on 3 Dimensional Wealth
"Reporting on the virus. The quick spread of the delta variant among unvaccinated people has pushed the average number of new covid 19 cases from less than 12,000 Day nationwide a month ago to nearly 38,000 this week, But Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota are now reporting their numbers weekly rather than daily, complicating efforts to track the summer surge. In Nebraska, the state actually stopped reporting on the virus altogether for two weeks after Governor Pete Ricketts declared an end to the official virus emergency, And while some officials described the moves as part of a return to normal, Florida has seen a 65% jump in hospitalizations this week. I'm Ben Thomas, France also fighting the resurgent virus. President Macron is appealing for national unity. He has lashed out at those fueling anti vaccination sentiment and protests. Yesterday in France about 160,000 people protested throughout the country against a special covid 19 past for restaurants and as and also against mandatory vaccinations for health workers. President Biden welcomes the Iraqi prime minister to the White House tomorrow before travelling to the US The prime minister said his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic state group. At the Olympics, American swimmers have captured a half dozen medals in the early events. The first U. S gold went to Chase Kalish My lifelong dream, It's what everyone dreams up in this sport. Simone Biles in the U. S Women's gymnastics team trail the Russians after qualifying in the team event, the team final Tuesday night. More on these stories at town Hall, meet Tim. Hey, What's up is the person you hired for your digital marketing, And when he's done battling aliens on his PS five.
Stock Market Fears Covid Resurgence as Biden Touts Strong Rebounds
"Day on Wall Street after growing fears about a renewal of the pandemic. There is a lot of nervousness right now in the market, investors worry a global surge in infections will threaten the economic recovery man. They sent stocks tumbling from Asia to New York. Where the Dow NASDAQ and S and P 500 each fell between one and 2% still, market analyst Edward Moya says this is not panic selling time. The overall outlook for U. S stocks is still upbeat and even as markets were falling now, I don't look at the stock market as it means my wish to judge the economy like my My predecessor did But he'd be very he'd be talking to every day the last five months about how the stock market so high. President Biden touted a strong rebound, saying his administration's brought the economy back from the brink. Soccer Megane Washington So
Fresh update on "president biden" discussed on Justice & Drew
"The growing surge of migrants, border agents have begun making arrests A crossing points. The president of the National Border Control Council says the feds have left them no choice. You have to be extremely upset that this governor is doing the job of the federal government. The Biden administration refuses. To protect the American public by giving the resources to the border Patrol that is necessary for us to secure the border. Brandon Judd on Fox one County attorney fears the increasing number of arrests will overwhelmed both his office and the entire system. President Biden is a busy week ahead. The president will host the prime minister of Iraq and to visit the White House describes as an opportunity to highlight the strategic partnership between the U. S and Iraq. President Biden will also traveled to Pennsylvania to emphasize manufacturing and made.
Biden Approval Rating Drops to 50% in Gallup Poll
"Stuck in traffic. Fewer Americans now approve of the job. The President Biden is doing. The latest Gallup poll found. His approval rating is now at 50%. That's a new low for Biden, who's now six months into his term as president. It's also a six point drop from June.
Biden Hits Campaign Trail With Terry McAuliffe in Virginia
"President Biden on the campaign trail this weekend, stumping in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe, who wants to be governor there again, and I share a lot in common. I ran against Donald Trump. And so is Terry and I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and soul.
Oklahoma New Virus Cases Top 1,000 for Third Day
"The government continues its push to get more people vaccinated against cope with nineteen while some municipalities look at new virus restrictions the city of Saint Louis is about to impose a mask mandate to address a sharp increase included nineteen cases spurred by the delta variant masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and public transportation even for those who are vaccinated president Biden campaigning for a candidate in Virginia again urged people to get the shots if you're fully vaccinated you're safer with a hardware protection but if you're not vaccinated you are not a baton Rouge Dr Vincent Shaw think social media's driving some of the reluctance of university of medicine is not what I follow or subscribe to movie nineteen cases of nearly tripled in the US over the last two weeks driven by the explosion of the new delta variant I'm Jackie Quinn
China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings
"Fresh sanctions on a handful of US individuals. It's retaliation for sanctions the bite and administration imposed on Chinese officials last week. Over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Its latest attack comes just days before a visit to China by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and US China ties are already tense, though, as NPR's John Ruit reports there is no sign China's sanctions will derail the visit. Sanctions are the first imposed by China under a new law passed in June, which facilitates retaliation for foreign sanctions. Among those it hits a former Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, and the China director at Human Rights Watch Sophie Richardson. For years, Beijing's responded to US sanctions and tariffs with tit for tat measures in Beijing's calculation, it had to respond to the US Bonnie Lynn, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says doing so before Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's trip makes sense would disappear better if it happened a couple days after Deputy Secretary Sherman's trip that she says might risk being interpreted as a signal that the meeting didn't go well. And Sherman will be the most senior U. S official to travel to China since President Biden took office. Relations are at their worst in decades. But there's speculation that the trip could start to lay the groundwork for a meeting sometime this year between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. There is a desire to be able to showcase that the two world leaders can work together and part of that is being able to meet and discuss issues they agree on as well as those where they have differences, and I really hope As we see more of these incidents is on either side that they won't derail progress towards the usual meeting because both sides, she says, have significant incentives for Biden and she to meet sooner rather than later. John Ruijin
Philadelphia, New Orleans Issue Mask Mandates as Numbers Spike
"Delta variant mask debate president biden says he has talked to his covert experts about mass rules for vaccinated americans. But so far. No changes planned. Twenty-five person put together looking at all the cdc director has a message for the fully vaccinated mask. Wearing is up to you. You may choose to add an extra protection by putting wine. Were mask very individual trice but in covert hotspots. Some local officials push for broader mask wearing authorities in new orleans and philadelphia now recommending masks indoors for the fully vaccinated atlanta public schools said masks will be mandatory for all students and staff regardless of vaccine status.
How Important Is Broadband to the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan?
"Here. In washington including president biden are hoping debate on a one point two trillion dollar infrastructure. Package could start as early as monday. Just before the august recess senate republicans blocked a procedural vote to start that debate this this week pushing for more time to hammer out details. You've got the usual talk of roads and bridges. Yes but broadband access is another key part of the legislation with the draft showing sixty five billion dollars. Devoted to expanding high speed internet access across the country and details are starting to emerge about what form that might take. It's a topic for quality assurance where we take a second look at a big tech story. John hendel is technology reporter at politico covering the blow-by-blow. I mean this is kind of wonky. Dc battle but it's been about how fast broadband should be. That's been a key. Part of this from the gecko. The original plans you saw from many democratic lawmakers would have pushed for very fast speeds hundred megabits a second download and upload. This new draft does show slightly more modest goals. Why this matters is kind of what technology used to try to fix the digital divide many democrats would like fiberoptic cable. Lines laid down there. This would be future-proof this would be good for decades but that would also mean if you put these benchmarks in wireless companies some cable. Companies satellite broadband. Companies like elon musk's spacex day might not be able to bid for the money in the same way. So you've seen like a intense lobbying over
Biden Goes Too Far in Assurances on Vaccines
"President Biden's top medical advisory setting the record straight after his boss went too far last night in praising the covert nineteen vaccines in a CNN town hall the president said you're not going to get cold feet if you have these vaccinations he added if you were vaccinated you were not going to be hospitalized you're not going to be in the I see you in it and you were not going to die in reality no vaccine is one hundred percent effective Dr Anthony Fauci says there are breakthrough infections as of ten days ago the government counted roughly fifty five hundred vaccinated people who tested positive for coke at nineteen and we're hospitalized or died it's a tiny fraction of more than one hundred fifty nine million fully vaccinated Fauci says the vaccines are doing their job the effectiveness against disease is still substantial Sager mag ani Washington
Biden Makes False Claims About Used Car Prices
"Joined by. Jim talent who has No stranger to election. But before i go to the question of jcp. Oh a to point out. jim in the last segment. I was asking people if they bought a car. 'cause the president last night said this. Let's play this for senator talent. President biden on buying a car. First of all good news is economy is picking up significantly. It's rational about it. The cost of an automobile kind of back to what it was before the pandemic all right. So senator talent. That's nuts callers have confirmed that's not so when the president is coherent. He's out of touch a mistake. Like that is kind of a bad mistake at george. H w bush not known what the price of milk is yes. Anybody was watching. I think most americans probably gave it a miss. He's focusing focusing on the production in the problem is the fed's increase the money supply over the last year. By what about thirty percents yes. It just added zeros. Which is the modern equivalent of printing money. And there's no way. The economy is going to increase production. Enough to cancel out the inflationary effects of that. And i just got regular callers. Call it in penn Ten thousand dollars more than a car. They bought the previous year with fewer miles. The president doesn't know. When do you think the last time. Joe biden bought. A car is senator talent. Oh probably what forty years ago. Not you know what. I don't know i don't know he did when he was in the senate but he hasn't for awhile and certainly not last few months. I mean my wife told me a couple of weeks ago that Here in saint louis. They were going to buy a car and they'd actually tell you they were increasing the sticker price sticker the sticker price not the price which i'm in my sixty four years. I've never heard of neither vine sticker prices. The starting point being if you just pay it
Poll: Parties Split on Some Infrastructure Proposals Extends to American Public
"The partisan divisions over president Biden's infrastructure plans seem to extend to the American public in AP-NORC center for public affairs research poll finds eight in ten Americans favor more funding for roads bridges and ports but the differences grow from there just fifty five percent approve of how the president's handling infrastructure as he tries to push a nine hundred seventy three billion dollar deal through Congress Democrats are looking to separately take up a three and a half trillion dollar proposal to cover things like child tax credits and free community college about three quarters of Democrats backed both proposals only about a fourth of Republican support free community college and a third favored the tax credit Sager mag ani Washington
Biden Says Getting Vaccinated 'Gigantically Important'
"As the coronaviruses delta variants surges president Biden is frustrated over the slowing vaccination pace in a CNN town hall last night the president said it's a pandemic of the unvaccinated calling it gigantically important for Americans to get inoculated cope with nineteen cases nearly tripled across the US the past two weeks a rise so sharp the president says even critics are now pushing back against vaccine disinformation sort of as we Catholic seven affinity for saying he's glad fox news channel hosting and others have the courage to speak up for the vaccines Sager mag ani Washington
The First Child Tax Credit Payments Go out This Week
"Batch of $300 child tax credits is heading family bank accounts as part of President Biden Stimulus law. They are set to continue for the next five months, though some Democrats want them to be permanent a new morning consult political survey finds, While just Over half of voters support the monthly payments close to the same number feel they should be temporary.
As Cases Surge, New Orleans 'Strongly Recommends' Masks
"So municipalities are considering new measures against covert nineteen because of the spike in new cases in the United States health officials say between the more infectious delta variant and the waning interest in getting vaccinated the seven day rolling average has tripled in the month of July cases are surging in New Orleans where mayor latoya Cantrell says people should wear masks of dramatic spike in cases we have to we have to move towards an indoor mask advisory president Biden at a town hall in Cincinnati says it's to get to Klay important for Americans to get inoculated and First Lady Jill Biden on a stop in Alaska on her way to the Tokyo Olympics also addressed prevention look at the numbers today how they're going up and it's people who are not vaccinated who are going into the hospital hi Jackie Quinn
Pelosi Rejects GOP Picks Jordan, Banks on Jan. 6 Committee
"Hill right now developments when it comes to that house committee investigating the capital Riot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, officially rejecting to Republicans from that committee, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana to were among five Republicans and all picked by minority leader Kevin McCarthy to serve Both Jordan and banks voted to challenge President Biden's election victory earlier this year. Pelosi in a statement saying, quote the unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision. However, just now, actually on Capitol Hill, McCarthy and other Republicans affected your speaking about this, McCarthy calling the move a quote, egregious abuse. Of power.
Senators and Biden Aides Struggle to Save Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
"Are poised to reject an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Biden. Republican senators say they need to see the final bill before moving ahead. Negotiators have been meeting around the clock this week to try and reach a final agreement.
Biden's 3rd Trip to Reddish Ohio Pushes His Economic Agenda
"Ohio voters rejected president Biden in November but he's paying them another visit today the president's making his third trip to Ohio after earlier visits to Columbus and Cleveland you'll be in Cincinnati highlighting his belief that going straight to voters in even a red states will help ease the political divide at a union training center the president will talk up job creation policies before a town hall that'll air tonight on CNN Republicans are seizing on the visit to make the case against Democrats blaming them for a rise in shootings and crime in Cincinnati the states facing that heated Senate election next year to replace retiring Republican rob Portman Sager mag ani Washington
Biden to Meet Next Month With Private Sector on Cyber Issues
"President Biden is said to meet next month with business executives as US companies face aggressive cyber security threats from overseas the White House is scrambling to protect companies against ransomware attacks by Russia based criminal syndicates and other threats from the Chinese government a National Security Council spokesman says the president and national security officials will discuss ways of collectively boosting the nation's cybersecurity with business leaders the administration's already been working with the private sector on some measures including a bid to improve standards for critical sectors like electricity Sager mag ani Washington
"president biden" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Good morning. Sally can winning. So wow biden's budget proposal is six trillion dollars that does not seem like chump change. That has a lot of money. What do you both make of this number. It's eyebrow raising. I'll tell you that much and even as an economist. I have to say that that one took me by surprise. Laura what do you think. Well i like to think about. The country is kind of like company. Suppose this was usa inc and would we think that taking on this debt is a good idea so the usa inc is a company with a lot of great ideas a lot of great potential and a lot of efficiency. But we've got this really old infrastructure bridges that are collapsing and potholes that blow out our tires and in our education systems. A bit of a mess so like a company with a lot of potential. That's got broken rundown old factory. We kinda need to renew it. So i think the direction this is heading is is right on the national republican. Congressional committee called the budget insane. What do you say. I think one of the reasons. There's such enormous pushback against the idea of large government spending. Is this idea that the private sector spends that money better. They find more efficient investments. And i think a lot of circumstances that is ripe however at this moment in time we are facing enormous problems of collective action. The only governments can solve a company will not fixed climate change. A company will not switch us to a smart electric grid their enormous problems. We face right now that are inherently problems that governments need to step in and so agreed with that one thousand percent lower because america inc really has these two faces on the sides of its coined the public side in the private side. And we're talking about public risk. Well you're right. The private sector doesn't wanna take on that sort of risk because it can't privatize those benefits but we're talking about public health crises Safety in our communities from gun violence safety in our communities from domestic violence and for persons that are une homed all of these have immense public and positive externalities as we like to say an economics. What's public extra novelty. So we love. Our big words are five dollar words in a economics and when we talk about externalities that economics is about markets but some markets don't have anything to do with me however even though i'm not a buyer or a seller in that market it may still affect me and if more people are healthy in their communities if more people are safe in their communities than even if i'm not personally working or living in that community there's still a benefit to me because you're healthy. You're working in america as a whole can be healthier as america. Eat while this is a lot of money we also have to consider. Where is this money going to come for sunny. Two thoughts about that. The first thing that pops into mind is taxes are going to have to increase at some point. We're making choices right. Now that we're going to have benefits in the short run that are going to be paid for of course in the long run But this is about face from the last several years as we're coming out of that major tax legislation from two thousand seventeen taxes were cut Especially from the top down and so now that we're in a very different environment and a very different public health environment We have to consider that. We have to pay for Ourselves to be more protected into more safe going back to work. And how do you think we're supposed to pay for this. I agree with sunny that we're going to have to increase taxes on on some earners but at the same time we're also going to have to issue some debt. We're not going to be able to pay for all of this stuff in one. Go with one tax hike and there again. I think you want to think about this. You know like company a company could get more money by raising its prices and charging some more for what it does but they also companies do issue debt and so this is like a years worth of revenue right. That's what gdp is is. How much are we all earn in year. So we're asking as a company. Should we issue e year's worth of new as debt and the cost of debt right now is really low and if if this is a big if if we spend it really wisely on these high return investments i it. Sounds like that's true with actually happens. Always a little trickier but if we can do that. This is a really smart investment so if we set the price tag aside which are the numbers that stand out to both of you which which spending in particular catches your eye what i found most exciting where the technological investments the idea that you know. We could shift the way that we're doing transportation and fuel and electricity because we need to coordinate that rate if gm produces a whole lot electric cars but there's nowhere to charge them. Nobody's going to buy them right. We need some really big actor to come in and say okay. Everybody done things this may in the past. We're now going to you. Know do transit or do electricity in in this way. These are changes that eventually are going to need to be made and the sooner we embrace it the more competitive we can be in these spaces. Though are a couple of numbers that caught my attention. I definitely was interested in how the administration would like to continue to respond to the corona virus. So the chunk of point seven billion dollars and how that's being distributed to the cdc so that includes data collection it includes training new experts and working internationally as well to identify future threats variance things of that nature and then second of all was the large number That is the thirty billion dollars. that's going towards assistance to people who are homeless or fleeing domestic violence We know that there's definitely the human toll you know that we faced over the last year. There are some people that are more vulnerable than others. And so that thirty billion dollar price tag that we're seeing for housing vouchers An assistance to a certain communities. I thought that that was appropriate. Let's talk about the i word inflation. Should we be worried about inflation. Yes and no i do. Think inflation's gonna pick up. And i think it's worth worrying about. We just sent out a lot of checks and there are a lot of people who've done a lot of savings last year and so there's just a lot of money in pocket to to go chasing not more goods and so i think that's likely to send prices up in the next years. The question about if we spend more on long run investments that help increase the efficiency of the us economy. Does that. send prices up. I think that's a very different question. If money is is like an iou and if we print out a ton of these. I owe us. You know it's like your neighbor down. The hall was like hey. Can i borrow twenty bucks in his hand. I used to everybody and you find out that everybody in the building has a stock of these. You're not gonna think they're worth very much after a while right and you're unlikely to get them back unless that neighbor is starting this new business right. This is back to america inc if he's investing everybody's twenty bucks in america inc in america. English just this hugely profitable investment. You're going to think well. Yeah you know. He's collecting some some fun stuff. Invest in this in this high return project. I think we're going to get our twenty bucks back and hopefully then some so if we're making smart investments don't worry about issuing the us because they're valuable agreed. There's a lot of areas of spending from the private sector just psych lawrence said also from the government. But of course there's going to be that inevitable push pull through congress so i know that that's going to be You know It's just gonna be journey. I think we're pointed in the right direction for growth six trillion dollar journey professors. Sonny ray home samora feldkamp from spelman college and columbia business school. Thank you both so much. Thank you sally. Thank you sally. This episode at the indicator was produced by britney cronin with help from gasoline. It was fact. Checked and edited by dave blanchard. The indicator ped production of an art..
"president biden" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Of thing that i think he would sit down and negotiate on. Yeah he'd be like oh talk. Let's about three. We might not agree. But i think he would hear that. You know that the tax stuff the pay for. I always struggle with round numbers in federal policy. I feel the same way about the four hundred thousand dollar commitments. He said i'm not gonna put any more tax burden on people who make less than four hundred thousand dollars a year which like sounds fine. That is a lot of money but it is a lot more money to me here in kentucky than it is to somebody living in california and facing the kind of home prices that are in california i. I feel the same way about the fifteen dollars minimum wage. That's that's a great sustainable living in some places and just not enough at all and other places and so i think those round numbers out of the federal government are hard the thing that i am most interested in around our tax policy. I have no problem with wealthy people paying more none. I have no problem with paying more for myself to make some of these investments. Because i do think there that important and we're there we we need to spend more money. We are going to have to have more tax revenue coming in. I want a simpler tax code in the process. I do not wanna layer those ideas onto the existing monstrosity of our tax code. I particularly don't wanna give the irs more enforcement money to go audit people within the confines of this ridiculously complex tax code. And i just kind of start from the proposition that like. Let's talk about raising more revenue but to your point sarah. I don't think we have to wait to overhaul the tax code to make these investments. We do this all the time. We just spend the money as though it's there and try to figure it out later. So i would rather see them hammer out really good policy on how this money will be spent and then come back around and spend some time and real thought and energy on saying now. Let's pay for it in a way. That also tackles some things that we've known our problems for a long time. You saying that he would hear you out on these. Things reminds me of one of the best tweets home. Which was you know he. He's started to like work. The crowd afterwards. Which is where like he lives and breathes. He loves it. Somebody heard him say to one congressperson like well. How's your mom doing which catches warms my heart and then a congresswoman a republican congresswoman handed him her card. And then somebody screenshot that. Like two seconds later ron claim the chief of staff was following this congresswoman on twitter like that is perfect. That is perfect and to me. It speaks to the fact that when he does these big speeches and he doesn't do them a lot but like when this rolls out or when he says like this is an inflection point. This is an opportunity. Just don't feel like it's just words because he is building back up the government and its capacity to do these things and like i was reading how he build the cabinet quicker than any president. It's the most diverse cabinet. And i just feel like team surrounding him is so good and so prepare to turn all these words into actions which we're going to talk about next with what they've done so far before we do that. We have to talk about the team behind him. Which was very very special and historic. He was flanked by both the speaker of the house. Nancy pelosi and vice president khama hair the first time in history that there have been two women behind the president when he's given one of these congressional addresses and you don't like it. I thought it looked good on america. I'd like to see it again sometime. Well i agree with that. A hundred percent. I also was listening hard for how he talked about. Vice president harris his speech. I think he's been so wise in including her in all of his meetings their reports that they spend about five hours a day together. And i like those reports that makes me feel comforted because of his age in part zooming. Because i think that's what the role of president ought to be like no matter what the president's ages and because it makes me feel like she wasn't checking a box for him but she was a partner that you wanted to govern with. I also think he really cleverly. At least and i were talking about this earlier. I think he really cleverly talks about her portfolio in ways that both raise her profile as a serious governing partner and kind of answer that question that too many people. I think articulated like i. Just don't trust her. I think she's too liberal. Whatever because he says like the vice president is working on this. And i've asked her did it because i know she'll get it done and the it is rural broadband right and the root causes of migration from the northern triangle. You know so. He is really building a resume for her to help her. If she runs in the future. I think with the kinds of assignments that he's trusting her with. They don't sound like liberal priorities. Yeah in a way that would alienate of the population. I love the way he talks about her. I love their partnership. I don't envision a scenario in which former vice president joe biden in the role he played. I'm thinking particularly about all the reporting recently with the death of walter mondale and how they spoke about it. I didn't really know about walter mondale historic role in in revamping. The job of the vice president but all of that his mentor ship with walter mondale his role as vice president. I just can't imagine a scenario in which he just check a box like clearly from the beginning she was going to be a partner. And that's why that vision of her behind. Tim next to nancy. Pelosi is even more hopeful even more fulfilling because you know it's not just to placate right it's just like let's throw you a ball and like it's it's real. It's we trust this leadership and look you. Don't just see that in the visuals like that. You see that in the numbers in the way that his team has been built out the way that he's using appointments Both within the cabinet. And within the judiciary so i mean it's clearly it's not just a priority. It's not just a public.
"president biden" Discussed on Axios Today
"Hate virtual action day. Why today because it was march. Twenty six seventeen ninety that the us enacted its first citizenship law for free white people. Only the just one moment in america's his of discrimination and violence university of california riverside professor cartha grammar krishnan teaches about this when it comes to asian americans garth nick. Welcome back to xia today. Happy to be back. Thank you for having me car. Thank many people know about the internment camps of world war two. But can you share with us. Three other important moments when it comes to asian americans american history seven years before the eighteen eighty two chinese exclusion act. You had the eighteen. Seventy five act. This was an act that specifically targeted and restricted banned the entry of asian women from entering the united states they were portrayed as prostitutes and therefore needing regulation now the real reason why many of them were coming over is to join the men that were here working on the railroad working in minds but that that didn't matter the page act is that first national act by nineteen thousand nine hundred seventeen. What you had was as constantly expanding definition of who is excluded from coming to united states so nine hundred seventeen you had the creation of the so called as the attic barred zone and it was fairly arbitrary. The exclusion started in korea and china. Japan was not an area of exclusion. Because we wanted to maintain good diplomatic relations. So we had what was called a gentlemen's agreement with japan. That was passed in one thousand nine hundred seven that essentially meant that japan would discourage people from emigrating to the united states but there was not an outright ban on japan yet that would happen in nineteen twenty four so that's really important in that second period to pay attention to the third period. I'd like to flag in many ways. That it previews.
"president biden" Discussed on The Young Turks
"But also it's that kind of thinking is very dominant among old school armenians at least in los angeles. I can't make blanket statements about armenians around the world. But like you'll see these insanely gorgeous beautiful armenian girls right and they put themselves through torture like to to look perfect and then their husbands. Like don't care don't eat. Well don't take care of themselves drinking like crazy. And they think like and by the way like for very long time in los angeles like the culture in our life among armenians has been. You don't really have a choice like you're gonna marry an armenian right. So armenian women had been like terrorized by their families if they ever even considered marrying outside of their culture their nationality. Whatever and so armenian guys are like they're going to marriage anyway though. Sausages restrict that beer. Let's chill and no no. That's not okay. Okay so you know. I'm i'm happy to be one of the people who broke those rules. Because those opel standards are the sense of entitlement touch the you hit the nail on the head when we covered the story in the main show If you're gonna have those kinds of expectations of your partner you gotta have a moment of reflection and take a good hard. Look at yourself as well. You know it goes both ways. It s a guys look hard. Being progressive is ignoring the old bullshit rules right and icy the same pressure. We all did you know you gotta marry turkish turkish and when you know friends of the family or family members don. I don't mean my family but You know uncles and aunts are notorious for this the terriers. You got to a patrol. Like no you have to marry turkish. I don't have to married her. You and as even before i met you enter but you do. They probably left out the blue part that you added that in my book but And i'll do me and like you know. These are family friends that are in america. Like you guys brought us to america. Well by the way where there are almost no turks so at least in glendale. There's a billion armenians right. There's no turks in the country and they're like gay marriage so have three girls to choose from the whole country like oh well you could go back and fight girl in turkey mike. Yeah but is shopping. Like i know. I know it's so ridiculous. No listen. I love your brothers and sisters. And i do. They're good people. And i load our family friends. Just wonderful people old.
"president biden" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm jim taylor skinner. And this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with lauren. Bear florida's is a former congressional candidate for florida's eighteenth congressional district and a foreign policy expert. Who served as an official in the obama administration. Also as a senior advisor to secretaries of state hillary clinton and john kerry and lauren joins me to discuss president biden's for policy strategy particularly his strategy in dealing with north korea and russia. We talk about how. President biden's approach differs from trump's and. Here's a hint. The difference is stark so without further. Ado here's my conversation with lauren. Bear lauren beer. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks for having me back again so first things first Trump has gone so we can start there. He's got well for the most part.
"president biden" Discussed on We The People
"I'm jeffrey rosen. Presidency o of the national constitution center and welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional debate. The national constitution center is a nonpartisan. Nonprofit chartered by congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the american people. President biden assigned twenty-eight executive orders in his first two weeks office by contrast franklin delano roosevelt who previously held. The record signed thirty in his first month. On today's episode we will discuss president biden's executive orders and potential legal challenges to them and then we'll dive into a broader conversation about presidential power with two of america's leading experts on the subject. Michael mcconnell is richard and francis mallory professor and director of the constitutional law center at stanford law school and a senior fellow at the hoover institution. He previously served as a judge on. The court of appeals for the tenth circuit. And he's the author of the new book the president who would not be king executive power under the constitution. Michael thank you so much for joining. Thank you jeff and christina. Rodriguez is the laden homer sir. Back professor of law yale law school. She is co author with adam cox of the president and immigration law. She previously served as deputy assistant attorney. General in the office of legal counsel at the us department of justice during the obama administration. Christina is wonderful to have you back on the show. thanks for having me. Just michael remind us. An executive order is where a president's power to issue it comes from and then talk about the kind of substantive orders that president biden is issuing many of them reverse orders by president trump. They relate to the census immigration to ethics to regulation in many other topics. How much will these orders actually achieve. You have to look at them one at a time. Some of them are exercising. Direct power that the president himself has either under the constitution or more frequently under a statute and in that case The executive order actually does have immediate consequence so for example President biden has put the united states back into the world health organization. That has his authority to do As under the foreign affairs powers of the of the united states and in some cases he's not doing some things so he One of my favorite my personal one. That i most appreciate and i'm not being ironic is is a his reversal of president. Trump's emergency or i having to do with the border under which president trump declared an emergency so that he could spend funds that were not appropriate for the purposes of the wall on the wall. What i would consider to be a real end. Run around the appropriations paul up the appropropriations power of congress will biden reverse that and that has actually that has immediate legal effect other things that That he does a really have no legal effect of for example putting us back into the paris accord gets lots of applause in some quarters. But it doesn't actually do anything around the world. The paris accord is considered to be a treaty and But in the in the united states the president can't enter a treaty it has to be ratified by the senate. And that's by a two thirds vote and that's not going to happen and so just to put his signature on the paris. Essentially does on nothing In terms of american policy. It's it's a it's a feel good statement of Of you know biden telling us as hard as with climate movement. it doesn't actually accomplish thing christina. Michael reminds us that different executive orders have different legal effect depending on the authority under which there issued into reading which they're supported by congressional statute or other authorities. Cnn's list of the executive order. Executive orders includes the following topics immigration. Health care the environment equity corona virus regulation those the big ones. Perhaps you could highlight some of the most significant of these orders. I guess i'll ask you about immigration which is feel that you've written about and our leading expert. Those orders. Run the gamut from things that have media consulates to those that are going to require a long-term work by the agencies that he is directing so in addition to the the border wall That the underlying emergency for which is now been declared not emergency. The president hand rescind difficult to twelve f workers orders excluded citizens or nationals from jordi a muslim countries so called travel ban or muslim ban and series of orders using the same power restricting legal.
"president biden" Discussed on Latino USA
"Back in november latina and latino voters helped deliver the presidency to joe biden in key swing states like georgia and especially arizona. Let the next. Voters helped turn former red states. Blue and during the campaign biden made a long list of commitments to our communities on day. One i'm sending to the united states. Congress a immigration bill. We're gonna find those kids. We're going to unite them with their parents. The opening school safely will be a national priority for the biden harris administration. Reverse trump's rollbacks of one hunter public health and environmental rules biden has said he'll invest in education and healthcare for letting us he said he'll stop border wall construction and that he'll work with congress to create a path to citizenship for undocumented people but in also said he'll crackdown pollution in communities of color and reduce incarceration so in the lead up to the inauguration that usa reached out to young denness and latinos around the country to your what promises they're hoping biden will keep and what they want biden to do that he hasn't committed to yet plus we're going to speak with these young people about how the changes they wanna see would actually impact their own lives. We're going to start this very non. Comprehensive survey by speaking with virginia. Blasio's virginia's a ninth generation daytona who up near a city on the texas mexico border were in the south texas. Brush country so a lot of trees and prickly pear cactus virginia is also an environmental science and policy consultant that usa producer. Scarsi spoke with virginia. And she's going to pick up the story from here. Virginia lives in a rural area on a fourth generation. Cattle ranch that been her family of for close to one hundred and twenty years. We inherited it from my great uncle. Who was a grand champion calf roper. During the great depression he traveled the radio circuit with his brother. You know they were fortunate enough to be born into families that had a lot of land and so they were able to run cattle and support their families. That way and my dad was enamored with that history of cowboy culture. He virginia and her brother on the land. She remembers running around as a little kid watching her. Dad moved these huge cows from field to field and she thinks growing up this way set the foundation for a love of nature that eventually led her to go to grad school to study climate change. And that's where she was. When in two thousand eleven he had still all the cattle on the ranch because the drought guy particularly bad and <hes>. There was a national study. That came out shortly after that drought showing bet <hes>. Climate change me the heat waves longer and temperatures more intense that year and so we know that climate change has already been impacting us. There had always been droughts in south texas though. Virginia says they got worse and worse over time. It meant the grass wouldn't grow. Which meant virginia's dad had to start buying a lot of food to keep his cattle alive so much so that he wasn't making money off his ranch anymore. You know it's kind of funny. Because i was always kinda hassling. My dad was like dad counts. Produce methane and methane is really bad for the climate but when it came to the point where he had to sell them because he realized a drought was so bad. It put things into a different perspective for me. Because i realized that he really didn't have a choice. I realized that we had kind of gotten into this plane. With climate change where it wasn't theoretical. It wasn't something far off in the future that could happen. It was it was happening now
"president biden" Discussed on Talking Politics
"By restoration on old order represented by somebody here in will kind of ways represents quite lots of what has been. Structurally problematic about the american republican. This idea elected. Joe biden commitment to democratic renewal seems to me somewhat somewhat. So one cents. It's a chance to stand back and think okay this was about what's wrong is about much more than donald trump on the other hand is the the sheer nature of the intense partisanship that has come to prevail in in the united states on on both sides. It's very hard to see how that is going away anytime soon. Once you've had one election essentially regarded by many people in the opposition party as illegitimate. You're going to have another. One is regarded in the same way when they're close elections on. We can already see that in evidence that my favorite is going to substitute warm. Sort of why an The complexity of the problems advice for another way of doing the same thing in my. I ended up by speculating about an american election in the middle of this century to try and convey. I feel that if this is a decline timely decline at plays the ten twelve election cycles. Not one or two and over those one or two. There isn't a single direction of travel as with anything that six is going to be up and down there are going to be sort of temporary restorations and revivals and the biden presidency might within a year or two feel like something that is kind of restoration of an older that people are more comfortable with Agree with you. Watch his speech. That was a comfort to the just. The extraordinary familiarity of his rhetoric may just seem to echo me a lot of directly. Accurate obama Just the united states of america. It was such a politician speech which trump never was. You never watched trump at though and this is obviously what many of his supporters liked about him. You never felt heard politicians speaking with biden. I could almost no hair anything else. And even the personal bits cooling out friends and family in the audience is tribute to his wife. He is such a politician to his fingertips. And i think there's a lot to be said for that. I'm quite keen on politics being done by politicians because they tend to be sometimes quite good at it and he might be again a kind of ordinary regular familiar. Kind of politician is often the one who turns out to confound expectations on the upside but over full five six eight ten twelve electoral cycles. This way of doing politics still so twentieth century to me. Biden is a twentieth century politician. He feels like a late twentieth century petition. To me it has built into a capacity just sort of drift while the rhetoric is more and more heated. And i see much in this election. The arrest drift that that to me is the the deep medium long-term anxiety that we should all have. Which is. i've never thought that trump could break american politics but the Actually because of the heat around his presidency because of the surface noise the underlying drift. And i think you might check. Essentially by the underlying drift might be even stronger drift towards a kind of an ability to to tackle the radio big challenges. Yeah i mean. I think some of it When he's to turn on the the geo political questions because em- paul that's where trump's left Like you say he. He changed american policy on china. That pretty much. Most of the political class decide what biden thing. I think he's a bit of an outline hair. The china now has a serious strategic rival. That should be treated like one. He changed the american position on iran and in doing so. He really seriously changed american relations with european countries. Not just european union Britain to in deploying extraterritorial sanctions against european countries to change their commercial relations with iran. He pulled the us out of the paris. Climate accord on. These are big things. And i think that you can argue that changing the i. Two of them is going to be not so straightforward. But i think that the the interesting thing on the climate question the power code is obviously. He can now insert by executive action. The united states like into the says that he will do but if it remains the case that the republicans do end up with control of the senate. That's going to be very difficult to actually produce any different american action that so far as the united states has been out to reduce carbon emissions is essentially in being by replacing coal with the gas and that anything that's serious than that is going to require a level of bull domestic supporting the united states that doesn't exist and i think that that's the point. The climate question in ways the point in which whether the geopolitical choices the bottom will have to make come the domestic. Impasse that is still in place unless the democrats win. Those runoff elections in georgia is going to come together on. I think he's not gonna come together in a way. That is guiding to produce. Should we say while supplies. School vitality End up seeing. I should say. I'm as i moved like many people biden's life story and there is something about a man of his age. Achieving the ultimate office twitch his life was pointing a various points than other points. He seemed very far away from it. There's something about it. That has kind of completeness about it but he also he cited a bombers lying about the arc of the universe obama's line borrowed from martinez again. The alka the universe bending tools justice. I've always found that slightly dangerous assumption. Simply because i'm not sure. The author of representative democracy bends towards justice. I think representative democracy of the kind that would say successful in the second. Half of the twentieth century has within it a capacity actually to drift towards injustice towards kind of incapacity or indifference and there is something about by life story to possibly fits in with that and that you know. This is the great dilemma. That trump posed for american democracy. He was the energy. I mean he really was despite all the resistance and as you say he was. He was in some senses. The person who disrupted destabilized aspects of it and the biden restoration restoration of a kind of assumption that it will be all right in the long run. And i'm just not sure it will be. We have to wait and see. And i still think those in that to us one more bomb ism in zig zag of american democracy that the biden zag. If that's what it is could have lots of upside to it and he might get quite done but there was just something about that. Dilemma trump host. Which i think got lost in all of the. He's going to end democracy. That something is going to need to disrupt this more than joe biden. Probably will do. And if it's not going to be trump. I guess we'll come back to that question. Who is a what is it gonna be the. Maybe we should pocket that. Which took that list enough. We're gonna obviously come back to talking about american politics under the transition as suggested when we talked about this with gary the few days ago the trump transition shows that transition politics can be just as consequential as inauguration and post racial politics. So we want to talk about that too but in a regular slot this week. We're going to be talking about something different and definitely really long term. We'll be speaking with the historian. Margaret mcmillan about the history the present and the future of warfare. What it means what the risks are and whether.
"president biden" Discussed on Talking Politics
"I mean that seems so crucial in this full of politics so this isn't a realignment but georgia does seem to have kind of given glimpses of another possible future which looks good actually for the democrats in some respects those kinds of states. If i was a republican i would be worried. I think by georgia suggests. I think it's It's a little bit difficult to tell what going on in georgian clearly that that was a big push back against voter suppression tactics georgia as i think it's also clear that there is also demographic change in georgia around atlanta suburbs and that if there's a geographical place in a buddha sense in a like where trump loss vs it was in big city suburbs and that these were at least some of the republican voters who are willing to tolerate in last time just about who this time sent enough is enough now what that means that in terms of the senate runoff is. I think. I think it's difficult to tell. They still going to want to settle the competing needs to do more to get trump elementary again to say now that was concerned that the the big risks democrats having control over all three branches of the presidency that the house representatives the senate Where i certainly agree with you. Is that what these functions will to be about is in good Mobilizing position and energy. On the one hand you'd think that would with the republicans and obviously historic the importance of being stronger or at least since the sixties in georgia under the democrats. But there's no doubt that action on the grounds has made a difference to what goes on in georgia elections. Talking politics is brought to you in partnership with the london review of books. I just wanna finish take a bit of time too much time just to reflect on the suppose you might think so. We have a tagline but we've also kind of a theme unprecedented alertness. We've touched on over the trump years and pats. I'm particular have been preoccupied with this. Because i've written about it. I wrote a book called how democracy ends title. I came to regret. Because he got lumped together with the other books during the trump is seemed to imply that trump was how democracy ends actually. My book began by saying the trump is not democracy ends i think democracy can survive trump. It's dangerous because trump was what wasn't remains a dangerous individual and you make dangerous people president of the united states. He can't be show. What's going to happen at the end but i think what happened to this election even the conversation that we just had just been talking about american democratic politics. Noah's eye something really outlandish. In extreme happened over the last few years but as is something that that fits a recognizable historical pattern leaving aside all of the rhetorical truman drama of living with trump in the white house. It's it's relatively familiar and i. I feel increasingly over the last few days that quite a lot of a trump is how democracy ends story clearly. Just didn't add up. And part of the reason. I feel that is too many people who were really exercise by the thought that trump is democratic norms left right and center and that once these norms are breach. They can't be restored and so on a now to ease. Leave thinking that biden. Having one is some kind of restoration. I didn't see how those things can be true at. It see how american democracy can have been so vulnerable of the lustful years and yet can be so easily restored. Just an and. I want to reiterate what i think. Is the big story here. Which is the threats to democracy. Covid climate china. They didn't electoral cycles. And the last few years. They've had some really harry moments in them and it's been quite a week claiming that we haven't been drawn into that l. rhetorical drama but it really does feel just because it didn't take much to make clear. I think that some of the absolutely basic norms couldn't and weren't breached by trump's rhetoric to reestablish a sense that democracy faces huge american to oxygen particular huge medium longtime challenges and the last four years too much energy has gone into the short term risks. I think i. I continue to think. And i think even most strongly today than i did most week i basically agree with you but i think that would say es that trump was A trauma full the ideal of democracy from many many americans because that he didn't talk about democracy itself all indeed the american republic in remotely idealistic terms. Some sense he told some choice about it. They were particularly. I think when he was running for the republican nomination they were painful theresa part. About how a galkin american politics had become now obviously was a certain level of absurdity tonight and given who he is himself in relation to the oligarchy tendencies. But it didn't change the fact. He was blessing out. Inconvenient truths about it early on anyway on. I think that we shouldn't underestimate y. So many americans from the fact that he wouldn't honor in some sense what the presidency was spice to mean in ideal democratic terms why they found that so deeply deeply painful. I think that the danger of the trump was smashing Singular violation of democratic ideals was Served as a way of of not having to look at what was structurally problematic about american moxie impacts not just american democracy particularly american democracy. It was a way of having claes. People closing their eyes to other things that were true about what was wrong. Rather than just. Don't trump. And i think that you're absolutely right. When you say any idea that trump could have been started destructive and yet concern easily be eliminated.
"president biden" Discussed on Talking Politics
"It's going to be multiple stories playing out in those hit because the the conflict has trump's current focus is on old tech the oldest tech of in this sense mail in ballots and the role of the postal service and other things. But i tend to agree with you. I mean i cannot see that has anywhere to go in that that could have a really lost thing legacy whereas even now when you look at trump's twitter feed his attempt to question the result and every single one of them every single tweet is either not. It's tagged as being unreliable not to be trusted in some way and just the kind of look of that it only sunny. I think going to have a along a lasting impact on the fight over mail in vote when we talked about this before when we tried to think about this election in historical context. One of the questions is whether it could be a realignment election and wanted clearly not in the unlike some of these elections. Fdr reagan others where it broke decisively in favor of one party among candidate often quite late. In the in reagan's case late in the election campaign. This one is too close for that. I mean the popular vote is not that close but the electoral college one of the things about the electoral college is actually. It conceals have today's just as last time biden will win by quite a few electoral college votes. But i'm in vote times in the key states. We're talking only sutton less than one hundred thousand people in total so it's not that kind of realignment. It looks to me like the sort of election where parties were able to turn out their vote because sensually they both had the energy of oppositional campaigns i mean trump daytona because his voters wanted to oppose something and the thought that trump wouldn't be able to do it from the white house that he couldn't as the president he couldn't recapture the energy. Will he did. It's just this time. The democratic party had the same opportunity. Unlike last time to channel oppositional energy feels more like opposition versus opposition as opposed to kind of shift to a new order and yet clearly things have been happening. Said something that you. And i haven't discussed but being much commented on and i'd like to get your take on this as a so symbolic aspect of this election and the possibility of a realignment. The fact that florida does swing state that it moved more than most people anticipated into the republican column and yet on the same ballot people voted to increase the minimum wage. An in california which is always till the of time it feels like the democratic state. People voted down ballot to resist the possibility of unionization effectively of lifted able workers. Essentially the people voted as bouba uses rather than uber drivers and that is at least suggestive of a kind of shift that the republican party is more in tune with certain workers valleys and the democratic party is more aligned with consumers. Is that it's not happening. I think that there's there's something to that i mean. I think that if you were looking at the problems that the republican party has faced essentially since the end of the george bush senior era. So the time when you can no longer even think about winning landslide victories. Like it did under reagan on under nixon. You'd say that one of the problems at the party faced was that it basically in economic terms. I absolutely preoccupied with the supposed- issues facing wealthy american drown taxes on it had a deregulation agenda that went with that as well. But in terms of appealing to non wealthy americans that what was being offered to these various was primarily cultural on that. I think what you can see in terms of trump's in the first instance hijacking of the republican party for his cause was that he has opened up the possibility for the republican party of trying to have across racial more working class to now. We're still talking about relatively small numbers in the big scheme of things when we will come minority rights fully republican party. But you can see that. There is a possibility of of a buddha republican coalition. Now that's going to pull certain people in partygoer who i think we're hoping that could be rid of trump and you'll go by. You could go back to something like the old republican party. But i think that the trump is going to have a lasting effect in that respect. The republican party is not going to be easy for them to go back to being the party of simply tax cuts for the rich deregulation on coats. Conservative issues like abortion. I think that the democrats are in a more complicated position because on the one hand you can see that they have become a that sign middle class policy. Can she interests to the full but at the same time that there has been a shift to the left within the democratic party over the last four years that has been interested in constructing the same kind of multiracial multiethnic working-class coalition that some people in the trump side of the republican party might want to now think they've a chance to consolidate the difference for the democrats is obviously. They ended up with a candidate who was trying to restore the old order on whilst. I think it's reasonable to say that biden was able to do better with certain groups of working class voters white working class voters with hillary clinton didn't do particularly well. A tool is not clear that he's really been able to change the basic composition of the democratic coalition. He's just out today. Extremely highlight the state. That looks most interesting now. Even more than when we lost among we spoke with. Gary is georgia. Georgia is the one where there seems to be the biggest shift and this doesn't fit into a more familiar pattern. Which is the shift has come. Because we're really concerted. Effort on the part of democrats following stacey abrams defeat for the governorship to not just turn out votes but get people who are entitled to vote. The entitlement confirmed get people registered. Pushback really hard against the tactics of the republican party. That made it harder for people to vote and that it's possible that did make a decisive difference. And then you know the stakes. And i really high in georgia for the senate runoff elections. And who knows what's going to happen over the next couple of months the transition who knows what trump is gonna do who knows what kind of trouble he might cause he might not actually that much because he might not be able to and i want to touch on the end about trump again what he means to democracy. That fight now looks really intense and could be quite ugly as well in georgia given what really is at stake actually for the republican party as well as for the democratic party on these questions of not. Just turnout but actually voter registration. I mean i think it really depends in that those two senate runoff who manages to continue to channel is oppositional energy..
"president biden" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Reflecting our tagline for this podcast will start it for years. Ago was kuban exclamation. Mark trump exclamation mark brexit exclamation. Mocking is definitely out of date. Now we haven't even talked about this. I mean appreciate took about it sometime. Jeremy corbyn has been suspended from the labour party. Donald trump soon is not going to be president united states and brexit which we have talked about some of the heat's strangers go out to that even though the most important decisions still to be made so if we think about the biden is coming in a sense the biden years of started. Today he's convening his cova taskforce. What the tagline should be and. We didn't episode talking about energy a couple of weeks ago. And the headline of that was i. Think china climate covid. Do that would do as a tagline for the biden yes of those the big challenges you see them. Yeah i think they essentially are in there obviously pretty related to each other too. I think that in the first instance the biden presidency is going to be about the now history both as a as a health crisis and as a as an economic crisis well on whatever domestic political ambitions that he has more long-term again in the first instance to have to be subordinated to but at the same time. I think it's pretty clear that this already is a pretty big geopolitical moment of change and that whilst it looked like i would say if we've been looking at this sort of march april. That biden had moved himself into being a supermax being as critical as anybody about the the old u. s. china relationship not position. It must be said that he deducted at the beginning of the year. I think we've now moved to a position where move possibility that we're gonna see a significant change that i think it can be a a restoration of the way that things were before trump bought on the trade with china but i think it is clearly in china that they perceived that this is something different from that point of view. And if it's the case which biden seems to be committing himself to that climate is really gonna be very very high priority full this administration than that has to have consequences for what kind of policy Towards china on covid luck plays upon inevitably. Good luck and bad luck. He might get lucky so he won't be president until january and i was thinking of people will be making fdr comparisons. One of the things fdi did was that during the transition which was longer in thirty. Two thirty three was five months. He really went out of his way to do nothing because he didn't want to co own anything that happened. In those five months he was silent. Essentially as the american economy went down. The drain biden is not taking that pot anymore than obama did during his transition biden is already saying he co owns it for better or for worse but it is at least possible. Come the early months of the biden presidency. There will be a vaccine. The west of the virus will be passed it will become manageable and people will associated with his watch. It's got to be possible timing. Actually on that for him is quite good. Climate is such a completely different challenge. Because it's much much more long term. I would also i mean we talked about this of course a lot. I didn't include it. Because i can't make alliterative. I can't think of a word that begins with c. That would work for this technology. The role of the big technology companies silicon valley and its influence on american political social economic cultural life. That must be the fourth big challenge for biden. Presidencies is not front and center today. But i cannot think over the next full years that won't be aspects of the relationship between the federal government and the power of technology companies. That would come really acute. Yeah i think that this question of big tech and american politics is being made even more complicated actually than than it has been for the last four years so we can perhaps proceeding that on the one that's going to be considerable division probably within the biden administration about how to do with big tax Kamala harris is being somebody who over the is has been quite big tech friendly some of her biggest donors as a democratic candidate just in her run for the democratic nomination came from silicon valley on biden has made a set of different noises on this issue. But i can see that if there's going to be a struggle for whose agenda was ready to dominate this presidency. The is going to be one of them. I think the thing is going to happen is just like last time. The role of big tech in the election is going to play. It's paul perceptions. I should say the role of big tech in the election's gonna play. Its part in undermining loses consent unless what we saw the last time they d criticisms made of facebook in particular. I think the the republican voters who are unhappy about the election way preceded again to direct some of that anger issues of the way in which the allegations about hundred biden's laptop were handled by facebook and twitter. So i think we're going to see a lot of political conflict actually more more even than we've seen in the past four years ago the relationship between big tech in democratic politics and it's not going to be one story either..
"president biden" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Functions analytic donald trump clears them water. And so yes. We had a very high turnout election. But donald trump is going to fast his numbers from two thousand sixteen. And that puts a pit in my stomach. If i'm being blunt with you and us not because donald trump is a republican. It's because he is a kind of figure that i had hoped. Americans would reject on a moral level to say nothing then of competence level. Where as you say. We've had two hundred thousand people die from coronavirus But the fact that america's had one of the worst responsive any well off nation as not seem to affect our politics much at all so yeah might take on..
"president biden" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Concerned about the economy you voted for trump. Yes so. I never know how to read that. What i would say is that. You're always at risk with those numbers of reading the rationalizations not the motivations so joe biden centered coronavirus in his campaign and as such when you ask a liberal y joe biden the thing joe biden and the democratic party in general ran on corona virus is going to be topmost in their mind. Donald trump to the extent he centered anything to center the economy and in particularly economy versus corona virus right. He was very clear that we can't be an endless lockdown. You need to get the economy moving. So when people vote for donald trump they and what's most important the think he's been telling them as most important is what they say. And so there is a way here in which it is not clear to me. These poll polling questions. Always tell you what you need to know. And also i'm in general. A little bit mistrustful of the polling right now and so. I will say that i am surprised. In the big picture way that the coronavirus and the poverty of america's response to it the incompetence of america's response to it the number of dead americans the absolute devastation. the economy didn't move the race moore. You know if you look at approval rating numbers which are a form of polling at trust quite a bit more than i trust. Sort of like wisconsin state election polling. Yeah i e you can really see the donald trump's approval rating was unchanged from a year ago. And if you look at the way this election is gonna play out to whoever wins. It will be the case. If i'd didn't gains a couple of million votes on were clinton was in a couple even potentially appoints on where clinton was but it isn't a sea change. It's i keep thinking in my head like the phrase like everything happened. Nothing mattered. And i don't want to say nothing mattered. Intrude right two hundred thousand people all matt right. The the the world is warming. But i mean by that is that this was the most tumultuous political era. I can remember everything happened right. I mean impeachment happened. a pandemic happened. A massive recession happened. And what are we going to get. We're gonna get an election in twenty twenty. That looks a lot like the election in two thousand sixteen. Yeah i mean. What does that say about. Joe biden was he perhaps not the right candidate to run against donald trump. It's hard counterfactual here. It is possible that another candidate would have done better. It is possible another candidate would have done worse so on the one hand biden seems to have lost ground among hispanics particularly in in florida and texas on the other hand his gained among whites which may be as assuming he does win. Wisconsin pennsylvania michigan likely. The reasons why that's a look totally efficient trade in way so it is genuinely hard to know. You can't rerun the election bernie. Sanders performed a better among hispanics during the primary. A bit worse among white voters. If you're looking at florida which is where the seems to have been the most consequential. That's a pretty heavy cuban population. They are pretty against socialism in general. So it's not clear that he would have done whether he might have done quite a bit worse. We just truly don't know there's a a a real tendency after an election particularly if you feel disappointment in it to say we did this. It didn't turn out the way i wanted it to. Therefore we should have done that but that could have turned out worse or could it turn out better. You know unlike in the forecast models we actually can't rerun the election thousand times with different candidates to see who nc how they all would have performed one thing. I think we do know for certain. And whether you support donald trump or whether you support. Joe biden what we saw yesterday and for the past know. Weeks of voting is historic turnout during a global pandemic during a tanking economy while the president was trying to discredit the election. That feels sort of remarkable. A lot of people were scared that you know there was going to be absolute chaos in the streets potentially civil war gun sales. Were going up and i don't wanna speak too soon because they're they're still is almost certainly legal challenges ahead but it feels like american democracy had at least a decent election day and maybe the bars really low but is that a hopeful sign. I don't think. American democracy had a decent election day exactly. I recognize what you're saying so we have not at least at this point collapsed into political violence across the country. We do have the president of the united states. trying to clear victory overnight and sending out five tweets. at least as of the time. I'm packing that have been identified as election misinformation by twitter. And suggesting that what's coming is an effort to cheat and steal the election from him so number one were already a pretty low level. That's not a good night for democracy like that's a bad night for peaceful transition of power even if it doesn't go anywhere and then we have an election. Where if we were just talking about the popular vote and we'd be having no conversation over. Who will win the white house. Joe biden is going to stop. Donald trump in the popular vote the estimates. I've seen something like five to seven million vote lead. That's probably going to be enough to win the electoral college too. But the fact that there's even some chance it would not be is astonishing The fact that there would be some chance that three out of six elections since two thousand presidential elections would be won by the loser of the popular. Vote is just stonning again. I don't think that's going to be the outcome here. But who would not be great then in the senate republicans again. I think they're likely to keep it at a very narrow margin. They're not gonna win more votes. It went far fewer votes And then i mentioned earlier gerrymandering in the long term about where democracy is going and whether or not it is going to be. Anything deserves the terminology of democracy. Which i think at least in its folk understanding which strikes me as correct for this tends to reflect the popular pens be a system in which the popular will expresses itself through voting into power. I don't think it's a good night. And i don't think it's looking good future some a little bit more pessimistic on that dimension of this than than i think you are. Yeah i guess when. I see you know highest voter turnout. In a century and consider that it happened during a pandemic. That's taken two hundred thousand american lives. I just feel quite frankly like happy to see people out there. Voting people caring no matter who they voted for Yes the the level of turnout is Remarkable and i think if you're looking for bright spots it's that i don't know i look at this election and i look at this president at a look at the way he is governed which is poorly and the way he has approached his office which is cruelly. And i don't think it should have been this close. There's a kind of political correctness in journalism where you can say on some level. The president is doing a bad job. That's sort of okay. You're not ever really supposed to question how to see him right if if you're doing that. Then your condescending. Or something i think. The president is a bad precedent who operates without a moral compass and he proves that every single day and just as it a nerve me in two thousand sixteen in a nerves me now so many people are find his behavior acceptable. I don't think it is acceptable The question here is not like do. I stimulus multipliers or two three or one point two. It's i think there should be basic standards of decency. And i don't think donald trump is above them. I think they should be basic standards of respect for how the american political system.
"president biden" Discussed on Today, Explained
"As a client. We don't have a clear winner yet. The results are looking promising for joe biden. Trump's still has a chance but what can we glean thus far from how the country in this election. Not enough. I would say that. We are currently in an epidemic fog. We don't know how the country has voted. We don't know why the country voted. It voted the data. We do have is not good data. And so i want to be very humble about what i do. Say if i were guessing predicting based on where we are now. I think joe biden is well favored to win the white house. But it's not a sure thing i would say. Republicans are well favored to keep the senate but it is not a sure thing though. I think it is more than biden in the white house. I would say that we know for certain that republicans are going to keep their six three on supreme court and that they have managed to do won't state legislatures and this is very important. In my view. I'm giving them control over redistricting in the coming decade and it looks like republicans will pick up a few seats in the house so pelosi keep the gavel there so i think the likely outcome. Here's where you're headed for. An era of divided government at the federal level democrats at the white house the house. Republicans in the senate In supreme court and then republican control over the gerrymandering process which is going to make democracy even harder to entrench in this country in the in the coming decade which is to say if we are about to see a biden presidency. It might look something like a second term obama presidency where you have ideas coming from the top and then struggling to be passed by a republican controlled senate. Something biden might be kind of used to. i think that's right To overrun the analogy just because we're in a different era and krona virus. But but if i had to bet i would say that's pretty much correct. You're not going to see with these numbers. An fdr style hyper ambitious legislative presidency. You're not going to get rid of the filibuster. You're not going to change the composition of the supreme court something. I've been arguing on my show in my piece. Recently is that the central fight in this election is about democracy. Are we going to become something closer to a democracy where an emergent multi-ethnic younger majority is able to translate. Its numbers into power or are we going to keep entrenching this path to minority -tarian rule. And the way i would gloss this election right now and again this could change. It could change for the better or the worse. But right now i would say. Democrats won the presidency and lost democracy. Wow and i think a lot of people seem to be surprised about this. Was there something about the polling which we didn't spend a ton of time talking about an our show but we certainly talk to our colleague. Andrew broke up about on monday. That misled people that gave people a false sense of a landslide or or a really dominant biden. Victory there couple of things here and by the way. I want to commend the show. I think it's good not spend too much time talking about the polling because polling before the election always gives a sense of certainty. We don't really have the polling had biden. if i'm remembering the average is right. Something like eight to nine points in the national and then something like five points up in tipping point states like pennsylvania nationally the miss is going to be given what it looks like right now probably two three point miss in donald trump's direction so it looks like biden will probably have afford a five point Popular vote lead. That's really quite big. By the way so nationally the pulling is within a within a reasonable era range in some of these key states. Florida wisconsin pennsylvania. The pulling miss is huge I don't want to hazard a guess. Exactly how big but quite big. I mean big enough that it was functionally useless and so yes so on the one hand that gave people a false sense of security on the left in particular. I should know too by the way the polling was incredibly off in a bunch of the senate races. So if you look at the jamie harrison lindsey graham race in south carolina if you look at collins and gideon in maine i mean in some of these cases what you have is pulling. It was tightening towards the end or not getting pulled that much towards the end like in maine but still the the pulling races created an impression of very close winnable seats for the democrats and that really in a couple of key. Spots did not manifest. And when you talk about those in particular. I mean you can't look past the fact that tens upon tens upon tens of millions of dollars of record setting money was dumped into these races to unseat people like lindsey graham or or mitch mcconnell and just none of that really worked out was that just total misallocation of resources and of effort could that money have gone to other races or to other causes even yes so was a total misallocation of resources in efforts. Certainly in the case of south carolina over the amount Harrison raised was eye-popping. It was just crazy crazy. Numbers because liberals hate lindsey graham and assorted point you which very much a point of diminishing returns. It is a common thing going back many many years. Now you'll see. These huge spending candidates look at meg. Whitman a couple years back in california. Just flame out jeb. Bush in the two thousand sixteen republican primary and so it always is a case that in every election people donate emotionally. They donate viscerally ideologically. They don't donate efficiently right. They are often putting their money towards a couple of key races. That are really moving them. Like you saw this with the bit or rock ted cruz race in two thousand eighteen and then sometimes those racist and up close and maybe that money was well spent. Sometimes they end up really far. And it's pretty clear that it wasn't you know the collins Gideon race in in in maine was we're spending on. That was a genuinely close race. That you can really imagine a well-funded candidate it making a difference but it is always the case at some of the big name. Senate campaigns end up over-funded compared to state legislature races which are really important compared to a bunch of like no-name house races that are really important. But it's not the case. If people weren't spending on these races they would have given the money in a more efficient direction to another cause right. I think you have to understand some of that spending as like an expression of identity and commitment and frustration or even hope put more to the point. It's not being spent in a like people have like donate to politics budget. And they're just making an allocation mistake. What they wanted to do is buy a little piece of beating lindsey graham and it's a little bit like gambling in that way and you know. I don't want to criticize anybody for doing that. It's it's better than actual gambling. It's sure it's worth noting that all this money was raised in the middle of pandemic in the middle of an economy that is flagging for a ton of americans right now. Did those issues make a significant difference here or was it like if you felt that the president was mishandling corona. You voted for biden. And if you were.
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"Saying things. Look good for them charted tonight we believe we're on track to win this election but trump just straight up declared victory last night. We will win this. And as far as i'm concerned we already have one so i just wanna thank. How is this going to shake out in the coming days and weeks. Well it's a little too early to tell in. Wisconsin trump has asked for a recount. Interestingly we saw a tweet from former republican wisconsin governor scott walker who seemed to be throwing a bit of cold water on on trump's expectations that a recount could change his margin. He emphasized that twenty thousand votes is a big number to have to change in the recount. So that could be a signal that if trump makes Really exaggerated claims that the election is being stolen from him that perhaps republicans won't go along we've also seen republicans are favored to keep control. The senate right now so mitch. Mcconnell might not want to rock the boat by doing anything to help out trump. But you know it's really just going to come down to how close things are in. How many states. If the election really does come down to a very small number votes in pennsylvania we are going to see lawsuits flying all sorts of wild efforts to gain the upper hand from both campaigns but if either candidate wins enough of the remaining states to have some wiggle room so to speak. That could help. Avoid this really contested outcome. For instance think back to two thousand. Sixteen trump won wisconsin michigan and pennsylvania by less than one percentage point each but he won all three of them which is to say he won them by the same more or less percentage that. He's now disputing biden. One wisconsin buy. Yes but the issue here is that it did not come down to one st because trump only needed one of those three states to win the election. So for instance michigan was very close at twenty sixteen but trump didn't need michigan because he already had won pennsylvania and wisconsin. Obviously the trump campaign is going to fight this. Still try to come up with something but It's just unclear what that would be at this point and whether it could stand up in the courts okay but just so people know what to look out for what are the pads victory now for biden and for trump. There's one you know very well for biden. It's michigan wisconsin. pennsylvania that's all he needs if biden loses pennsylvania. He can get there with michigan wisconsin and arizona and nevada He could also substitute georgia for arizona and for trump. he's really got a hold onto north carolina which hasn't been called yet in most scenarios. He has to win georgia also on top of that. He needs to pry away pennsylvania from biden and he probably needs to win either. Arizona.
"president biden" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Have gone to bed thinking this election was headed one way and then you woke up and you saw things for different and maybe trending trending increasingly in another direction. We're going to talk about the remaining election math. And what the results mean for america on the show today and we're going to start with andrew cop and end with as klein andrew. We're talking at about two in the afternoon the day after the big day what we know so the election is still too close to call There are several key swing states where no winner has yet been. Called and cutting of ballots is continuing in several states. Right now it does appear that among the remaining states joe biden appears to have the better chance of victory but it's important to note that trump can still win. He does have a path to victory. We just have to wait for more votes to be counted to get a better idea of which way this thing will go and of course. We spoke to you about the path to victory for both trump and biden on monday show. And you mentioned that there were these six pivotal states three. Or you know southward and three or sort of northward. Let's start with the south. What happened with biden and trump there. Florida was called for donald trump. Pretty early in the night. They count their votes quickly interrupt. Nbc news is projecting donald trump will be the ultimate winner in florida and its twenty nine electoral votes. Trump had actually improved his performance. A bit since two thousand sixteen particularly in miami. Dade county heavily latino county in florida florida was a must win. State for trump. He really had to win it. So then we move on to north carolina experts. Say it is a must win state. For president trump north carolina was still too close to call as of this taping trump appears to have the edge. there he's up by two percentage points but there is a lot of vote in heavily democratic areas that remains to be counted so The elections calling operations are still being a little cautious with regards to north carolina and the one southern state remaining in the six. You mentioned on monday. Show is zona. What's the story there. So biden is ahead by a few percentage points in arizona and some election calling operations actually did call it for biden on election night most notably fox news which the trump campaign was very angry about. I'm sorry the president is not going to be able to take over and win enough votes to eliminate that seven point lead. The former vice president has the associated press did as well other teams have been more cautious including decision desk which Vox relies on for its own calls but arizona's an important state because If biden wins it trump's path to victory really does get pretty dicey and i imagine that leads us to michigan wisconsin. Pennsylvania michigan wisconsin and pennsylvania. Exactly those are the three states that decided the election for donald trump in two thousand sixteen and those are the three states. That could decide the election for joe biden in two thousand. Twenty wisconsin is the furthest along in. Its count it. State officials said they're actually done with the count. Biden is ahead by zero point. Seven percentage points and how many votes that so it's a twenty thousand vote or so difference in biden's favor that is within the threshold necessary for a recount if trump requests one which he is requesting. It's generally considered to be unlikely that a margin like that could be overturned in a recount. Usually what we see is it has to be a lot closer than that for recant to change the outcome so wisconsin is looking pretty good for biden right. Now we should note that All three of these states officials were not permitted to begin processing the hundreds of thousands of mail ballots that have been piling up until election day or beforehand in michigan's case. So what happened. Is that on election night. Trump appeared to be ahead in all three of these states. Joe biden is ahead. Marginally in the county in wisconsin but again razor close some places still without standing ballots and has seen those leads gradually dwindled. And big question again. Is we think most of these are male and early votes. And if they are they could favor. Joe biden in wisconsin and now also in michigan biden has taken a small lead but then the big question is pennsylvania. They have been the slowest account of this famous trio. And we just don't have a fantastic read on what is going on there right now. There have been estimates that the remaining vote to be counted is very very good for joe biden which he would need because he's he's currently trailing in the count and if that holds true then Biden would win pennsylvania but if biden fall short in pennsylvania than things are really interesting than arizona. Could decide the outcome. Nebraska's second congressional district which biden one could provide the one electoral vote necessary for biden to win and avoid a tie a to sixty nine to sixty nine thai that covers decor six that we talked about on monday show but there are still a few outstanding and interesting races in play here right. Yes so the other to swing states that have not yet been called are georgia and nevada georgia. That's pretty much a must win. State for trump at this point trump is ahead there by a little bit but again. We're waiting on heavily democratic areas to report more votes if biden wins that that that's another potential path to two seventy four him whereas trump pretty much has to win it to keep his options alive. Then you have nevada. Nevada only has six electoral votes. And it's generally being considered a safe biden's state and the bedding from most is that it will stay in biden's hands but his margin there is pretty small. One of the stories of election night has been biden underperformed with latinos to a certain extent. So that could be an issue for him in nevada. Okay so things look good for biden. But there's still the potential for trump win here. The biden campaign is.