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Fresh update on "president obama" discussed on Michael Savage
"Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russians. The Russians, Russian, the Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, Russian, No, but at the right time, we will be absolutely released again. I did the right thing by not doing it so far, but you understand they would call it something that it wouldn't be. It's the only time you'd be transparent. Where they say bad things about transparency. And there was the president rightly saying what his lawyers were telling him but also pointing out something that shouldn't be in America because the truth is actually a real defense. Anyway. Greg Jarret is with us. The host of the podcast. The brief and also to New York Times best seller. Just the news dot com editor and chief author of the Bestseller Fall Out, John Solomon. John lets you have more than anybody else been doing this Dig deep Dig dive on the declassified information that we got. And you've really gone through every single page of it. Now, what have you found? Listen, I'm pretty certain Sean that when we're done, these will be the civil liberty and judicial integrity what the Pentagon papers were to the Vietnam War. There is extraordinary revelations that not even the members of Congress who investigated this Over the last 34 years where wherever they start toe call members who had access to this information. When it's classified some of the things in here they didn't even know about. And I think when you're done and you pull up 30,000 ft. What are the big issues that are gonna make Americans upset? It is clear that from the beginning, I mean in July of 2016, the FBI And the CIA were aware, and President Obama was aware that Hillary Clinton was in the process of carrying out a dirty trick to dirty up Donald Trump falsely on Russia because she was worried her email scandal was gonna bite her in the fall election, so That is one of the really clear six. The second thing is, it is abundantly clear. The FBI knew much of the evidence they were submitting to the courts and to Congress was distorted, wrong. The bunk And the third is we're going to see Ah lot more people expressing political bias than we saw. We've already seen the smelly WalMart comments from Peter Struck and Lisa Page of text messages. More. And now we've learned from the declassification that we broke last week or this past week of Christopher Steele that his motive was he want to stop Trump from being president. Cause was bad for great Britain. He wanted to help Hillary couldn't get over her email scandal distract the country. You're gonna find out. Other players in the process had made comments on official government documents and official text messages and official emails imputing President Trump or the possibility that Trump could be President all the way up to the top of the FBI. So what's higher than struck and page? These are remarkable. You have political bias, bad evidence, and a political dirty trick in the FBI helped carry it out for three years and sustain it. It Zara really remarkable discovery when all these documents are out unbelievable, and Gregg Jarrett, obviously you've been poring over Emma's. Well, you had two bestsellers related to this whole thing and boy, what a sad day when a president says we can't be transparent and show you real documents. That exist that are exculpatory to towards me because the witch hunters and remember we had four separate investigations would use it against them and claimed somehow that is obstruction when the truth is supposed to be A defensive America. That's true, And there's so many shocking revelations. Shawn in these long classified FBI documents, No wonder James Comey and ER Mackay. Peter Struck and others never wanted you to see them and the current FBI director Christopher Wray's fought like Hell to prevent their release and cover it all up. But Trump In the end at the end of his administration would have none of it. And he essentially told Ray in the FBI to stuff it. You're not gonna be able to deceive Americans about how your agency the FBI. Politicized law enforcement and weaponized your investigative powers to destroy a presidency. And thankfully you know, John Durham has certainly was the first have access to these documents. And even like just named in my judgment should be behind bars. But you know, Durham Has meticulously being gathering the incriminating evidence, and I'm pretty confident that there will be indictments soon to follow. Because these documents that John is identified. I've gone through I I had a podcast that came out today on this. I mean, they are such a smoking gun of criminality that I think it's inevitable that some people will be prosecuted for their abuse of power. And and engaged in criminal acts. Let me let me go to fake news, CNN and the Washington Post. Now this is why you don't have snap impeachments. All of us agree and the mob is and the Democrats insurrection that the president's language incited what happened at the Capitol on the six the president's words. Contradict that many of you will peacefully unpatriotically march to the capital. So your voices maybe heard they have fake news CNN evidence uncovered so far, including weapons intact, is seen on surveillance video. Suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe that the attack on the Capitol was not just the protest that spiraled out of control, according to federal law enforcement officials, and now, by the way, court documents and the FBI's examining and indications that some participants at the Trump rally outside the White House Left the event early to retrieve items to be used on the assault on the Capitol. Now go to the Washington Post. They talk about self styled militia members from Virginia, Ohio and other states. They made plans to storm the capital days in advance of the January 6th attack and then communicated in real time as they breach the building on our opposite sides and talked about hunting for lawmakers. You know my whole point. We need a 9 11 commission. But putting that aside, authorities have charged more than 100, individuals and new allegations against three U. S military veterans, etcetera, etcetera. And apparently there were plans made a degree of preparation and determination to rush deep into the halls and tunnels of Congress to make citizen's arrest of elected officials. Now Gregg Jarrett from a legal perceptive spec tive. Now that you look at the article of impeachment, um does that not contradict is Can you even say that the reports on CNN and in the Washington Post Basically our exculpatory to the charge that the president incited a spontaneous insurrection of the capital. If it was all planned in advance, That's right. And the key word there is spontaneous and imminent. That's the definition of incitement. It has to be words that are very specific that direct imminent acts of violence on Dhere you. First of all the president's words didn't do that. As you point out peacefully, Unpatriotically make your voice Sues her not take action but make your voices heard and do it peacefully. The second of all, the president didn't incite something which was preplanned that that's an impossibility. So that will simply be part of the defense and also the fact that you know, private citizen Is not subject to an impeachment trial because under the constitution removal from office is the primary purpose of impeachment. Trump is no longer in office, and therefore this is invalid and unconscious. Tutu sh inal Someone said, Well, we want to prevent him from holding for their office that under the Constitution is a secondary purpose that can on Lee happen. After the Senate decides on removal. But if the president is no longer president not subject to removal. That, too, is constitutionally invalid..
TV audience for President Biden inauguration larger than Trump
"Are in and 40 million Americans watched President Joe Biden's inaugural address. That's more than watched former President Trump in 2017. Neither, though matched the ratings of former president Obama.
Fresh update on "president obama" discussed on Consumer Watchdog Podcast
"Hello and welcome to consumer watchdog trade for justice. Report our weekly conversation about the current issues exposing confronting and changing. I'm your host carmen. Barbara director of consumer watchdog. And with me today as jamie court. Amy good good to have you on. So jamie and i thought Given the historic week we've had new administration Out with the old with the new that it was a good time to talk about what consumers could expect from the new administration in washington. And it's been scarely more than a decade since i went to washington. Dc to open consumer watchdog's washington office during a joe biden last brush with the white house in the obama administration. All the way back in two thousand nine and back then. We had high hopes we opened office because we knew there were big opportunities to enact some real strong consumer protections and so we wanted to talk about what this administration could mean for consumers. So i think everyone knows it. One of the biggest challenges that biden in the country in the world face is climate change. So maybe jamie you can start and whether or not we think we're seeing a new era on climate what we can expect out of the by administration. Will you know why didn't get off the ground running really quickly. he made. Obviously he made climate one of the top crises. We had to address in his in his inauguration speech but then he move really quickly on two key issues one he stopped the building of the keystone excel pipeline which was a pipeline from canada with really Was pipeline that president. Obama stop The building of And then trump reinvigorated the building of and it's a pipeline that would go from We're from a place where it's really dirty crude tar sands oil and it's really hard to extract. It's really environmental nightmare. It's hard to extract. it's hard to find It's the worst type of if you're gonna use oil and they could not bring this Crude across canada to export to asia and other markets where. It could be used in refiners so they wanted to build this pipeline keystone through america to get to the gulf coast from canada so they can bring asia and we proved in the boba administration that it was gonna drive gas prices. Because they were actually divert a portion of the keystone pipeline. That's used to bring other types of oils into the mid west refineries so nature findings to have less oil. it was all about oil for export. It wasn't going to create jobs of because there's only like a couple of hundred jobs. Construction jobs the pipelines not can be maintained. And it's not gonna even bring any oil into america. It's going go to asia and it's dirty oil so it's going to hurt the climate. It's obama actually mentioned our research on gas prices going up in denying the pipeline trump approved one of his first actions in office biden. Put the go bosch on it. So it's really good news for consumers and for the environment and And it's a restoration of what of what president obama did on the other issue He had the His his His was taken the action taken by his secretary of the interior..
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he'll sue to stop Biden administration's 'lawlessness'
"Attorney general Ken Paxton says he plans to do whatever he can to counter the Biden administration policies he considers lawless Paxson tweeted a message Wednesday, congratulating Biden on Inauguration day. He then promised Texans to challenge the unconstitutional and illegal actions he expects of the Biden White House and to push back against federal overreach that infringes on Texans rights. Accidents Office filed more than two dozen lawsuits opposing various policies of President Obama.
Fresh update on "president obama" discussed on Fresh Air
"I guess he could have picked a climate scientist for that position. That's right. But it's not as though climate change in climate science are not being incorporated throughout the government. I mean, it seems about administration is trying to include climate change in just about everything it's doing. Not only did he bring back a lot of members of President Obama's climate team, but he's also in brought in personnel that have a history of working on climate change and social justice issues as they relate to the environment. And that means that you know, this is something that's going to be Omni present. In a lot of the decision making throughout this administration. Let's talk about how federal courts throughout one of former President Trump's biggest climate change rollbacks. Tell us about that right? See, the EPA is actually required under the Clean Air Act to limit greenhouse gas emissions, And that decision was reached roughly at the beginning of the Obama administration. And so the president Obama put forward this rule called the clean Power plan that would have drastically ramped down. Greenhouse gas emissions produced by power plants, the Trump Administration and its effort to undo everything Obama did basically threw that rule out, but because they're required by law to regulate greenhouse gasses, they had to come up with the replacement and the replacement was really tepid and not just tepid of analysis showed that this was actually a rule that would lead to more air pollution and Mork climate pollution. Than doing nothing because, well, the way it worked was that encouraged fossil fuel power plants to be more energy efficient with the fuel that they used, which would have the effect of actually making burning fossil fuels more cost effective. Now federal court looked at the Trump administration's rule and basically ruled this week that they did not fully read the law correctly and that they should have used the whole suite of tactics that are available to them, not just increasing energy efficiency, but things like carbon trading and also using things like clean energy and renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And now that leaves President Biden of pretty much a blank slate going forward. Want to end with a story that's not so politically oriented, but is kind of cool in a science Friday away and I'm talking about some cool creatures science this week involving the genome off the Australian Lungfish. Why is that so important? Well, this turns out to be the largest genome of any animal that we know to exist. This is 43 billion base pairs 14 times larger in the human genome, and you know what genome contains all the information that an organism needs to make copies of itself. But it's just stunning to see such a vast library such a vast archive off this information inside an organism now very clearly, the size of a genome doesn't really correlate to the complexity of an organism, but it does kind of illustrate Just how this organism fits in with our understanding of evolution. I mean, we're looking at this genome Scientists were able to figure out that these lungfish these air fish that breathe air rather than you know, taking oxygen from the water through gills. They're actually more related to four like it land animals and they are to certain kinds of finned fish. That's amazing. You say the genome doesn't reflect the complexity of the organism we did. You would think that if you had 43 Million Base pairs, you'd have a very complex organism. 43 billion base pairs 43. Thank you. That's another 1000 times. Yeah. Yeah, well, I mean, the thing is that you know, genomes have a large section of non coding regions. You know, this is something in the olden days Scientists used to call junk Edna. But more recently they've been talking about this is non coding regions basically just because it doesn't code for proteins or have specific instructions. Doesn't mean it doesn't play an important role in regulating the functions of the organism. Now, having these large sections of the genome might be just an artifact of just how old the species is. You know, we have in the fossil record long fish going back 400 million years. And for the most part, they look very similar to those ancient ancestors, and in that time period, it might be that they just accumulated ah lot of excess information in their genome that just kept accumulating over time from things like viral infections and mutations. So that just might be an artifact of the fact that we're looking at just a very old ancient species. And speaking of old and ancient, I'm going to thank you very much for taking time to be with us today. My pleasure..
President Biden calls for unity in Inauguration Day message
"Ronn Owens simply put. I feel so much better about this country today better than I felt in the last four years. It's not the president Biden is on evident by any means. But he is genuine. His calls for unity and respect our sincere and much needed. I think you made an excellent gesture yesterday when he promised he would be president for all Americans, saying, I will fight his hard for those who didn't support me as those who did. What a breath of fresh air Unlike Trump, Biden doesn't approach politics is a blood sport. As he said in his inaugural address. Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn't have to be cause for total war. Watching the laying of the wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Yesterday, I was struck by the unity exemplified by the presence of three of the living. Former presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton joined Biden and Vice President Harris for the traditional Inauguration day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, of course, have been political disagreements between them over the years, but it's important to note how they've risen above them and shown the United for the country. Last night, I interviewed Kate Anderson Brower, author of Team of five, the President's Club in the age of Trump. She did in depth research and the most exclusive club in the world. Exploring how former presidents stay in touch with one another, and at times offer their advice to their successors. She made it clear that no matter what Trump wouldn't be a member after leaving office And it wouldn't be because of his political beliefs, but his lack of character it somehow, you know that when he finishes his term or terms, Joe Biden will be
Politicians, celebrities attend 2021 inauguration
"Our nation's capital now in place of the inaugural balls last night, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris each made appearances at the Lincoln Memorial as part of a televised TV concert. Here's Mr Biden, emphasizing his inaugural message. Of Unity, America, building of decency and spilled of decency and dignity of love and healing. Greatness and goodness of possibilities. As for the show, Matt Wolf reports another boss was there. Grab your ticket against the backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial, Bruce Springsteen kicking off the celebrating America inauguration special with land of Hope and dreams Wednesday night after day that saw the swearing in of President Joe Biden and vice President Kamila Harris hosted by Tom Hanks. Other performers included Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw. Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi and Katy Perry closed it out with fireworks along with the specs. Tacular fireworks display over the U. S. Capitol. Find family Watch those fireworks from a White House balcony with the Biden grandchildren dancing and clapping. They attended his inauguration and former presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton honored President Biden last night with a joint recorded message played at that concert. Here's Mr Biden's former boss. I'm proud of you on do you and Carmela, I need to know that you've got all of us here. Rooting for your success keeping you in our prayers, and George W. Bush echoed the words in the letter. His father, the late George H. W. Bush, left for Bill Clinton, telling Biden. Your success is our country's success. And former President Trump turns out left President Biden and note that you wrote a very generous letter. I have because it was private. I will Talk about it, So I talked to him, but I was generous. Yeah, there are plenty means around this morning filling in the blanks. Amid the celebrations, President Biden sign more than 15 executive actions, including one requiring masks and physical distancing on federal property attend this morning. President Biden attends a virtual inaugural player prayer, then signs more executive actions. This as lawmakers work on his nominations, with Senate already confirming Averil Haynes to serve as director of national intelligence. Here's Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. On this vote, the ayes are 84. The nays are 10. Nomination is confirmed. Under the previous order. The motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table and the president will be immediately notified of the Senate's action. Haines was a deputy CIA director in the
Former presidents call for unity, peaceful transition of power on Inauguration Day
"By your son Bruce Springsteen among several celebrities performing last night at a celebration of America, capping off President Biden's inauguration day. Some of the performances took place at the Lincoln Memorial, where host Tom Hanks echoed the president's theme of unity. Former presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton also played a role appearing in the video, where they paid tribute to the peaceful transition of power. And called for the country to come together. In between his oath and last night's celebration, The president signed a number of executive orders,
Biden targets Trump's legacy with first-day executive actions
"Was a historic day. Joe Biden. Became the 46th, president of the United States Don't know how many presidents you have lived under. But Obviously in the last six years If you're six years old, you've lived under three presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump. And now Joe Biden, by the way, Uh, the president of the new president ended is today ended his day today by signing some executive orders, the first of which was the So called federal mask mandate. I just give you a sense of that This was in the Oval Office. This is the first order he signed. Cut 64. Please rub on the first word around gonna be signing here. It is made to, uh, covered on, uh It's requiring, and I said all along I'm where I have authority. Mandating mask be one social distance he kept on federal property and interstate commerce of center. This is the first sign And then the site to more. And then the media was pretty unceremoniously pushed out of the Oval Office, like Thank you very much. Let's go. Thank you. Move out, and President Obama just sat there. And then he did say that President Trump had left him a letter. Former President Trump, which he said was quite generous, so we still don't know what was said in the letter.
Biden to propose bill to offer legal status to millions of immigrants
"Today, shortly after he's sworn into office, NPR's Franco or Dona as reports the legislation would provide a path to citizenship. For an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U. S. The plan marks a dramatic shift from President Trump's policies that in many ways focused on making life increasingly more difficult for those living in the country without legal status. Susan Rice binds incoming domestic policy adviser said the legislation also addresses border controls and the root causes of migration. The bill also creates an earned path to citizenship for dreamers, farm workers and essential workers who risked their lives to serve and protect. American community. The Biden team is under increasing pressure from wary immigration activists who are concerned that as they feel President Obama did, Biden will fail to fulfill his promises on the issue. Franco or Dona as NPR news. India has become the world's largest
The President's picture
"Now back on election night in two thousand eight. I was sitting on the couch watching the news. My career in photojournalism at morphed into a career shooting weddings. Not because. I really wanted that because it paid money. Such is life and so there. I was sitting on that couch. Not working the most historical election night of my life. The crowd is reaching a million in grant park. The anchor said in washington. Tens of thousands of people are gathered at the white house. Some tv journalist explained breathlessly. And i couldn't take it anymore. I looked at the clock. It was eleven. I gotta go. I said to man where she replied. No i gotta go make a picture of something and so a jumped into my car and sped down a sleepy military road. And then i loved myself. Where would i find a parking spot near the white house. Isn't it funny. How logistics can be such a buzzkill aloft. Again you idiot. Forget the white house. Go to the lincoln. Martin luther king marian anderson. I have a dream. I figured there'd be thousands of people just like the white house was a ton of the twenty. Six as i walked up at tv crew was walking away. Nothing to see here. My fellow agenda said to me. Helpfully barack obama's speech from bronco was coming through the radio. My fellow citizens. I stand here today humbled by the task before us. Grateful for the trust. You've bestowed mind-mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I felt lanka wounded into a candid camera prank twenty-six very quiet people who gathered around a single transistor radio in the steady drizzle. Not even a mile from where tens of thousands of people were screaming. Their heads off. It was around midnight and was very dark in the rain was fogging things up on my camera. But i'm made some pictures because that's what we journalists do the next morning at six. Am i emailed gone you at the new york times. I think. I wrote something like election night. Lincoln memorial twenty six people in rain in the subject filled to get his attention. Five minutes later. My phone rang. i chuckled. The photo ran the size of a stamp on the op-ed page of the times. The next day better than nothing. I thought then some woman named connie email me i say some woman comically because i didn't know her at the time she has since become a dear friend but back in two thousand and eight two days. After the election of barack obama. She was just columnist. I didn't know saying she wanted to write a story about my picture and she was on deadline so i called her back and some guy named sherritt answered the phone detecting trend here. Connie really needs to talk to you but she's just getting out show. Just hang on a few moments. She'll be here so i talked to share it for five minutes chatting about the election and everything and having no idea i was talking to a united states senator email. My sister woman named connie schultz interview today connie schultz. I love her. She's on msnbc all the time you dingo and connie wrote beautiful column. Everyone was excited for me. The grainy photo of the twenty-six folks in the dark and the rain that i shot for no publication in particular was suddenly gaining traction. My neighbor republican joe crowley loved it. He asked me if he could give some to his colleagues. I made copies. Joe gave them to members of the congressional black caucus he also brought one to the white house event and gave it to the president and that photo got framed and hung outside the president's study for eight years and that's where this story should end except that in two thousand sixteen after donald trump was elected. The new president-elect was invited for white house to by president. Obama and my old friend pete souza took a photo of that man. Sizing up the president's study. Will you see in. The photo is his orange hair as he pokes his head in and his hands on the wall right next to my framed photo. Pete's picture is awesome and that's where this story ends except for today because i've been getting e mail after e mail from people who've gotten their hands on president obama's memoir and in his memoir. He says that my photograph the slightly boring one of twenty six people standing in the rain is his favorite photo from his election night. His what president obama rights. But i worry the my memories of that night night so much else has happened these past twelve years a shady by the images that i've seen the footage of our family walking across the stage the photographs the crowds and lights and magnificent backdrops as beautiful as they are. They don't always match the lived experience in fact my favorite photograph from that nice isn't a drum park toll rather it's the one i received later as a gift. The photograph the lincoln memorial taken. As i was giving my speech. It shows a small gathering of people on the stairs that's is obscured by the dot is behind them. The giant figure shining brightly. Here face craggy is is slightly downcast. They're listening to the radio. I am told quietly contemplating who we are as people. And the ark of this thing. We call
Senate begins Biden Cabinet confirmation hearings
"Just a few hours. Until joe biden takes the oath of office and becomes the forty six president of the united states. five of his most high profile cabinet nominees five of them got their senate confirmation hearings today. Secretary of state nominee antony blinken appeared before the foreign relations committee armed services committee question. Defense secretary nominee. Lloyd austin janet yellen who's biden's nominee for treasury secretary. She had her hearing before the finance committee. Also hearing for biden's pick to head homeland security alejandro may orcas and the director of national intelligence nominee of real hanes. Got her hearing as well five. Really big ones right. I mean state defense treasury homeland security intelligence five of them all at once today. We never have this many nominees for huge cabinet positions all having their confirmation hearings all on the same day. That's because in years past when a new administration was on its way in the senate would hold hearings for new cabinet secretaries over a period of days many days in advance of the inauguration so the new president could have at least some of his cabinet in place when he actually took office. Not this time. Though this time we got all these hearings all at once. Literally the day before the inauguration because the republican controlled senate just chose not to get their act together to move on. Move on biden's nominations before now they had some very important recesses. Take among other things i swear. The senate didn't even come back from their latest vacation until today. Yeah no rush when you haven't held confirmation hearings for anyone before today feel free to take a few more days off so biden is having to take off with an empty cabinet with literally. No cabinet secretaries confirmed including in critical national security positions which is totally unprecedented. on president. obama took office in two thousand nine seven of his cabinet. Secretaries were confirmed. By the end of inauguration day. many of president trump's cabinet picks face more opposition in the senate but even he took office with his defense secretary in his homeland security secretary in place. This time though. Barring some kind of senate miracle joe biden will have no one in. His entire cabinet confirmed on his first day including in the major national security positions and bad news. Good news on that front. The bad news is the obvious. The bad news is that that means president biden is going to start with a whole bunch of acting temporary. Fill in cabinet secretaries instead of full blown senate confirmed cabinet secretaries of his choosing which will just make it that much harder for the new president to hit the ground running and that's true in terms of policy matters that's also true in terms of national security. It's worrying for all the obvious reasons. That's the bad news but the good news is that the trump administration has been so profoundly dysfunctional for four whole years that we're actually starting used to that now. We're actually sort of used to having only acting stand in non-confirmed secretaries at all the most important jobs in the cabin and that's not something that the republican controlled senate screwed up for trump despite him doing it the right way. That's just the way he ran the government. I mean thanks to republican senator josh hawley slowing down the process and the homeland security committee. Joe biden is going to have to settle for an acting homeland security secretary for at least a few days but the united states has already had nothing but the homeland security secretaries for like two years under donald trump the longest they can see in the presidential cabinet ever because donald trump could just never get it together to have real nominees who got really confirmed by the senate and who held their job with all the attendant powers so maybe four years and terrible governance. Maybe we are better at running government poorly in that way there was would have been before this four year experiment and terrible governance. That is now coming to a clicks.
Lloyd Austin testifies at hearing to be defense secretary
"Another nominee facing Senate scrutiny today is Biden's choice for defense secretary retired General Lloyd Austin. He needs a waiver for the job since he has not been out of the military for more than seven years. NPR's Tom Bowman reports. 15 former Pentagon officials have endorsed Austin. Those endorsing Austin include officials who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, such as President Obama's defense chief Leon Panetta, and James Roach, the Air Force secretary under President George W. Bush. Officials said. Austin is well versed on threats abroad as well as those at home, including quote the national security imperative of rooting out white supremacy from the force. Austin is a West Point graduate who spent most of his career focusing on the Middle East, serving on combat duty in Iraq and overseeing the region as the top officer. The Senate committee will likely focus on Austin's views about continued combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as a security threat of a rising China.
Defense Secretary Nominee Lloyd Austin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
"President elect Joe Biden's Cabinet nominees have confirmation hearings today. Among them is Defense secretary nominee retired General Lloyd Austin. He needs a waiver for the job since he hasn't been out of the military for more than seven years. NPR's Tom Bowman reports Austin has been endorsed by 15 former top Pentagon officials. Those endorsing Austin include officials who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, such as President Obama's defense chief Leon Panetta, and James Roach, the Air Force secretary under President George W. Bush. The officials said. Austin is well versed on threats abroad as well as those at home, including quote the national security imperative of rooting out white supremacy from the force. Austin is a West Point graduate who spent most of his career focusing on the Middle East, serving on combat duty in Iraq and overseeing the region as the top officer. The Senate committee will likely focus on Austin's views about continued combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the security threat of a rising China.
Canada urges Biden not to cancel oil pipeline on first day
"One of Joe Biden's first acts in office. Maybe the end the Keystone XL Pipeline project in their reports that could happen is early is day one. President Obama initially rejected the $9 billion project to build that pipeline to transport oil from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska. Then down to the Gulf Coast. President Trump gave the project that green Like two years later, though, both environmentalists and local Indian tribes have tried to stop it.
New coronavirus variant found in Los Angeles County
"Angeles county unfortunately hit a covid milestone over the weekend there are now more than one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the most populous california county and the strain out of the uk is now in la. Health officials say that this new variant is about fifty percent more contagious than the form. We've been dealing with all this time more contagious net not more deadly but just more contagious and health experts. Also say it's likely that the new british isles version of the covert is already spreading in southern california
Companies target lawmakers who tried to block Electoral College
"Or joining a long list of corporations stopping political donations, especially two Republican lawmakers, who rejected President elect Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College. We take a deep dive on that with CBS news political correspondent Ed O'Keefe. On Monday, Hallmark Cards Company asked for a refund from Republican senators Josh Holly and Roger Marshall, who received a combined $12,000. That company says that the senator's decision to vote to reject states certified electoral college results last week do not reflect our company's values. American Express told employees Monday. They're withholding donations from lawmakers who voted to subvert the presidential election results and disrupt the peaceful transition of power. Other major firms like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are going farther, saying that would hold all political contributions from members of both parties. Chemical giant Dow doing self or at least the next two years. It's sending a ripple effect across all these campaigns because Donald Trump is radioactive. Leslie Sanchez is a Republican consultant and CBS news political analyst and said the corporate giving ban could hurt many GOP candidates. The question campaigns are asking themselves is how long is this going to last? Can they separate their campaign from the larger Republican Party and the or that it has, But since it is said that, based on her conversations with top government relations executives they giving ban is likely on Lee temporary, six months and nine months down the line. They expect those dollars to start flowing again. These are gonna be based on individual relationships and not necessarily the party as a whole. CBS News Political contributor. Robby Mook, a Democratic Party consultant, thinks this is a bigger shift. This is part of a larger reckoning we're seeing in our society, you know, employees of these companies really care about what their leadership is doing about what happens to this Pac money that they're donating, and we saw how this was transformational and sports. And entertainment, and I think we're going to start to see it in corporate America as it relates to politics as well. Corporate America is also facing pressure when it comes to hiring President Trump's current and former spokespeople. White House press secretaries often go on to get high profile jobs in the private sector. President Obama's landed at McDonald's Amazon and United Airlines. Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane argues that those that spoke for Mr Trump will face a different landscape. He says. If top companies hire them, his magazine quote will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. There is no way that we can look at the readers and say these are people we can trust in the private sector now to give that accurate information.
US job market weakens in December, fuelling hopes of more stimulus
"With political implications. That are as we speak. Still tb but with implications for this economy that you can kind of see the outlines of even now here to make sense of it. All our k- davidson. She is from the wall street journal neil. Richardson is the chief. economist ed. Adp hey you too. Neil let me start with a quick pass at this morning's jobs numbers because it is jobs day friday at the end of this kind of amazing week. We lost one hundred and forty thousand jobs last month. My question to you is more of a statement. Actually and it goes like this. Uh oh i guess. I l. indeed but it's not totally unexpected. We knew that the code cases were rising. They were rising december with that. Bryce states and municipalities have had to roll back or tighten restrictions on social gathering that has a direct effect on the job market so this trend of slowing the momentum in jobs recovered each month as cova cases rise continued in december. The hope is that when we have a population that is inoculated. Maybe later this year second half of the year. We'll see those job gains. Come back in the meantime it's still going to be a pretty rough winter For those people who are out of work and also cleared. I was touching with a friend of mine this morning. Who works in finance and he said you know. I think by fall or winter of this year which is to say. Twenty twenty one. We're gonna be rolling right along. And i texted him back and i said look man. We are as far from winter this coming year as we are from the beginning of this thing. Think about all the damage that can That is still yet to come in this economy. What do you think. yeah. I mean. I think that's what Democratic policymakers economists are warning about. And when you hear folks say it's important to have another big economic relief package for example which is something we've been hearing a lot about even though we just had this big nine hundred billion dollar. One Economists say it's important to try to get back to where we were before march as quickly as possible in other words. The longer this is drawn out the Take the harder it is to to come back. The deeper the hole the harder it is to get out of it So right it would be. It would be amazing if vaccines were rolled out quickly which may be an early december. We were all so excited. We thought they would be in our seeing. Gee it's not. It's not so easy. And and people are maybe a little more pessimistic. So that just means it's gonna take longer for people to be back in full force at restaurants or movie theaters or on cruise ships or airplanes and And it might. It might feel like a longtime time before at that place. So nila lemme ask you now about the news of tuesday. The democrats win georgia. They now control the senate and there had been much speculation that they were going to be able to do something more in relief. Maybe even those two thousand dollar checks the president trump and and others had been calling for and then joe manchin a democrat or west. Virginia came out today and said. I'm not sure i'm on board for two thousand dollars and everybody kind of realized that it's a much thinner majority than maybe the actual numbers would imply i think on this front. I make two points at first of all i. I firmly believe that the economy is going to lead politics. Some this issue if we continue to see job losses like we saw in december There may not be a lot of wiggle room of how the government responds. I if they want to make sure that the economy can pull through this. Secondly i think what would it. Also indicates is yes there is the may be some some dissension even along party lines. And so what it means. Is that big reforms which typically occur when there is a single party leadership might be delayed even further in this presidency. Because it's covid right. Now that's taking charge of covid. That has a seat at the table. And so that's going to have to play out a before we can get to those bigger reforms that i'm sure by the would like to tackle his term. That's a really good line. The economy is gonna lead policy Speaking of economic policy. Kate president-elect biden came out in a statement today or in a in a speech to reporters talking about a bunch of economic stuff. He said we should be investing in deficit spending which is remarkable thing for a politician to say out loud. It's a huge Reversal or shift if you will from when president obama came in Last financial crisis democrats were were leaning into this idea that republicans were pushing that in. I think continue to push that. We need to be worried about about deficits right. I mean we obviously want to support the economy and In support people and households. But we can't go too far. And i think that there's been it. There's been a big shift among Economists and economic thinking on this in ten or twelve years since then and that's look at interest rates. They are so low right now. In biden made this point that when interest rates historically low and the federal reserve you know they've got rates as low as they can go or as low as they are willing to go. They said they aren't gonna do negative rates They could do more bond buying but there's not a lot they can do Then you should be spending more even if that is deficit spending And that's the argument that we heard The president-elect today and it's interesting because we know that his economic team the advisors. He's been turning to for advice last year. They were making that same argument. They're saying look at the cost of finance. This debt is so low it it. It makes sense to invest now because those investments will pay off over the long term. If if they boost growth roy All right i'm gonna try to squeeze last one in and i'm going to try to get both here in about thirty seconds apiece if you could we've i want. You can't leave the segment today without the politics of this economy coming up and we talk a lot about uncertainty in this economy and what that has meant the last four years. I wonder neela what you think about instability in the politics of this economy because that seems to me to be where we are i think the biggest danger as we look at the economic fragility of that we're grappling with in the winter months. Is that we keep. We take our eye off the ball of the economy and the people who've been hit hardest in the economy. It's easy to give way to the politics of the moment. That still about ten million americans who were working in february who are not working now and we have rental moratoriums that actually end in january and so the danger is that we give way to the politics. We stop thinking about the economy. So meyer urgency on this. Friday is to remember. It's about the economy right now. And the health infrastructure that is necessary for to keep the economic recovery going to quickly uncertainty verses instability. Well i just. I think so much is going to depend on. What happens after january twentieth. And whether you still have president trump out there sort of riling rolling up his base And how the the congress and how republicans interact with the with the incoming administration the incoming president and we have reason to think that things might go okay mitch. Mcconnell has a longstanding relationship with joe biden and they've worked together for for many many years but to to as point earlier. I think that what happens with the economy is going to be driving these these discussions. Hopefully hopefully if things get worse or things stay. Stay as they are. They'll they'll come together though overcome These issues and get something done if the economy is it who davidson at the wall. Street journal
Obama, Bush, Clinton and Carter condemn violence at Washington, DC's Capitol
"Nation's for past presidents who have something to say about President Trump his actions and the ensuing violence. Former President Obama says history will rightly remember that the violence of the capital yesterday was incited by a sitting president. Former President George W. Bush. This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic, not our Democratic Republic. Former President Bill Clinton says the attack was fueled by four years of poison politics and lit by President Trump. And then there was this sentiment from former President Jimmy Carter, who called the violence in a statement a national tragedy, saying it's not who we are as a nation. Local religious
Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general
"And President elect Joe Biden has announced that he is nominating federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland is his attorney general. Garland was nominated by then President Obama for the Supreme Court, but it never came to a vote. Our little be introduced at an event today in Delaware.
Biden to name former Obama Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland as his attorney general
"Today. President like biden bait and other cabinet looks like judge merrick garland will find we get his congressional hearing. He earned the nod over other candidates. President-elect biden was considering including former deputy attorney general. Sally yates and ex-senator don jones garland is best remembered for being president obama's pick to replace the late supreme court justice antonin scalia senate. Republicans denied him any consideration. If garland is confirmed he would lead a justice department facing racial tension policing global cyber threats and perhaps an investigation of the incoming president son
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"president obama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Banned the defense from presenting that testimony in the courtroom and for presenting that witness in the courtroom and didn't even allow the jury to know that they former attorney general Had been scheduled witness was not allowed to appear. And of course the most fundamental thing which we've mentioned before was refusing to allow bobby seale to have his attorney present and then refusing. His repeated demands that he be allowed to represent himself completely unconstitutional. The chicago seven trial. And we'll hear. The film is a little misleading. The film has a happy ending with tom. Hayden defying the judge. Well everybody cheers That's the way. Aaron sorkin likes films to end. But in real life the trial ended with guilty. Verdicts against five of the seven defendants. The everyone was found innocent on the conspiracy charge but guilty of incitement to riot. They were then sentenced to five years in prison for that crime and then the judge also gave each one of them long sentences for contempt of court some as long as four years more for contempt of court. Now normally if you're being facing more than a six month sentence for contempt of court you get a separate jury trial. He denied them a separate jury. Trial despite repeated protests from the attorneys and that also was overturned on appeal but the end of the trial was very grim and miserable experience for everybody what parallels do you see between the chicago seven and the protests of today and how the police have handled those protests world. Today's the biggest differences the today's protests have been a hundred times. Bigger wasn't just in one city. Did people took to the streets and in many places where attacked by the police. It was everywhere in america. Big cities and little cities and it wasn't just young people. It wasn't just black people. It was a very multiethnic multiracial Wave of protests that we had this summer on a scale that we've never seen before in america. So i think what happened. This summer is much much better much. Bigger and stronger and smarter than anything that happened in the sixties including the chicago convention protests. One of the most important thing is there weren't these kinds of splits in the demonstrations of the past summer. they were very focused and very coherent..
"president obama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"A gagged in chains in an american courtroom. What was bobby seale doing as a defendant in the first place he really shouldn't have been there. He had not been any part of these demonstrations the panthers were not planning to demonstrate. Didn't demonstrate didn't call on their members to demonstrate its national convention and in fact they called it a great phrase customer ristic like you know being custer heading into the battle that he was sure to be massacred in a so. I was in chicago for a total of four hours. He gave a speech in grant park in the afternoon Which was mostly about the black panthers. Ten point program defunding the police and You know black power in black communities. But since the panthers were the most famous black radical group in america Nixon wanted to make them part of what was going to be the biggest show trial of radicals in america so he was added in probably it was part of the prosecution strategy also to frighten the jury of middle class white people with an angry. Black man didn't work out the way they did it No partly it was be as you say. It was because of judge. julius hoffman. Did this most unexpected thing. He should have allowed. Bobby seale to have an attorney. I mean that's kind of basic right to make a good point. It was his constitutional right. And that's when he kept claiming. Asserting hoffman. in some way you know when you read the transcript. Now you just can't believe a judge would ever do this It's it's horrifying in some ways. It's hilarious i mean. Every time the prosecution says objection of the judge says sustained sometime. In every time the defense's objection the the judge says overruled. He doesn't let them state their objection. So is unbelievable bleep biased. Which of course led to the entire all the convictions being overturned on appeal. But in some ways. In retrospect this played very much into the hands of the defendants who wanted to expose the injustice of the american legal system. And how the courts were in the service of the repressive forces of the nixon administration. I mean he could not possibly have been any clearer in any other judge would have had a very different kind of trial. That didn't fulfill everything that that the radicals were saying about justice in america. So we've been talking about judge. Julius hoffman. what are some of the things that he did. Some of the other things he did that. We're so Norm breaking for for a judge. Well he some ways aside from having a black man chained and gagged in the courtroom. I'd say the second most outrageous thing he did was not allowing the former attorney. General ramsey clark to testify. He ramsey clark was prepared to testify that the that the democratic administration thought there was no basis for a conspiracy trial of these people and they did not cause a riot and hoffman..
"president obama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"My guest. John wiener hopes that president trump does not watch. Aaron sorkin film the trial of the seven weiner wrote in an article published last month in the nation that he feared trump would take away the wrong message and tell us attorney. General william bar to do with the leaders of today's protest movements like black lives matter what nixon did to the chicago. Seven and put them on trial for conspiracy to cross the lines and incite riot. Weiner is the author of a book about the chicago. Seven trial that includes very abridged version of the trial. Transcript the book. Conspiracy in the streets was first published in two thousand six. It was reprinted to coincide with aaron sorkin film which is now streaming on netflixif. The chicago seven originally the chicago. Eight ra leaders of the movement against the war in vietnam in august of nineteen sixty eight. They organized protests that drew thousands of people from around the country to chicago to coincide with the democratic national convention. That was being held there. This was the convention that nominated hubert humphrey who lost richard nixon. The protesters were met with thousands of police. National guardsmen soldiers resulting in battles that were broadcast on national. Tv shocking americans who watched as young people were clubbed and teargassed eight months later early nixon's presidency. Eight leaders of the political and cultural left including bobby seale co founder of the black. Panthers were charged with conspiracy to incite riot. Seal who was chained and gagged in the courtroom during part of the trial was later severed from the trial and was not retried for the chicago charges. Weiner right at the end of the sixties. It seemed that all the conflicts in america or distilled and then acted out in the courtroom of the trial. Weiner is also the author of the book set the night on fire about the protest movements in nineteen sixty s. la and. He wrote an earlier book about john. Lennon's f. b. i. files jon wiener. Welcome back to fresh air. The antiwar protests that were talking about we're stage to coincide with the democratic national convention. Why were they protesting at the convention site in chicago. Well the war in vietnam had been basically. A war started and escalated by democratic presidents especially lyndon johnson Lyndon johnson had to withdraw from his own re-election campaign something that has never happened before or since because there was so much opposition to him from within his own party because there were now half a million troops in vietnam and it was clear that america was never gonna win this war. So if you wanted to protest the war you had to protest against the democrats. The republicans really didn't have much to do with it and that's why the antiwar leaders of set out to organize what they hope would be hundreds of thousands of people protesting in the end. It was one of the smaller protests of of the sixties. But as as you said The violence of the police the police riot and the police right on tv made it historic event. How did it turn into a riot. What happened well..
"president obama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Of what a administration or a government that is following the science and the recommendations of epidemiologists can accomplish canada's death rate per capita is about thirty nine percent of what ours is and that is now tens of thousands of people who would not be dead if we had been as effective as canada was in dealing with this disease with everything you've said and with your analogy to the relay race. Still it must be. So we'll aggravating. Yes thank you. Aggravating is a good word. Yes how do you deal with. Where do you channel it. You work out a little harder in the morning. You hit that treadmill. A little tougher One of the things. That is a strength of mine. I think sometimes maybe people considered a weakness because it frustrates them to see me not get more frustrated is i tend to take the long view on things and i try to remind myself that history does not just go forward to go sideways. It goes backwards sometimes. The path of progress is bumpy. And they're going to be setbacks and look you know the civil war and the thirteenth and fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were followed by jim crow and the clan and lynching and that was horrific and heartbreaking. That didn't negate the the importance of the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments. That it just meant that some bad stuff happens but you keep on trying. And i think that's how i ended up feeling about what i got under the presidency. I felt that we had advanced the causes that i cared deeply about an mattered to the american people. Not all of them. Were going to stick exactly the way. I wanted That didn't negate the importance of pushing to try to get that stuff done even in those areas where donald trump completely reversed course. Now look do. I occasionally curse When i'm reading the headlines over the last four years yes. I do have i if i had some venting or ranting On with michelle over the dinner table. Absolutely i don't want to pretend like there haven't been moments where where i am at the same the presidency and i try to show in this book that whatever may have looked like no drama. Obama didn't mean that there I wouldn't be going back after the press conference or the public statement and Figuratively kicking the chair. Over mr president. Oh thank you so much for talking with us. It was really been an honor to talk with you. I hope that you find the time to come back to our show and you publish your second memoir. The second volume. I will make the same promise before the first one it. We'll we'll get there thank you. I thank you terry de well thank you so much. Barack obama has just published the first f. His two volume memoir. It's called a promised. Land a.
"president obama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The business of discussing budgets and the afghan war and other important issues and In this case by the way And this i think is important to note It wasn't just the fox news of the world or the rush limbaugh of the world. That were amplifying this baseless and ultimately racist claim It was mainstream media. I mean some of the same folks who were very critical now. Donald trump and had been critical throughout his presidency. Regularly had him on their show because he boosted ratings and They thought well you know this is. This is a spectacle that attracts eyeballs and and that was frustrating to me And it it gave me a sense of the danger of in this mass media environment if somebody is willing and able to just consistently repeat a falsehood particularly one that taps into maybe pre existing anxieties that Certain segments of the american people feel than it can end up getting traction and the internet's made it even worse. You know you this. Some of the ridiculous claims about you that were made. And here's when i hadn't heard that you've been a gay prostitute like where did that come from well but this is this is my point. It doesn't come from anywhere. It what you saw early on in our campaign and this proceeds trump this is why i say donald trump is. He's been an accelerate but he didn't cause office. I'll the original birther argument actually came from traces. Back to a perennial eccentric. Right wing candidate in illinois is running for the us senate years. Before i was president it resurfaced during my presidential run in two thousand eight along with notions that i had been educated madressas and that i had been drug dealer and know the one that you just mentioned i. We had at times during the campaign. And we we joke around. And we'd less some of the latest Conspiracy theories that were floating around I think what's changed. Is that that kind of Hothouse of conspiracy theorizing that paranoid style of politics in america. That's always been there. It's just that it wouldn't pop what what's changed is just that the the barriers for that breaking out into mainstream sir circulation that started to whatever those were those started to break down The guardrails broke down during the course of my presidency partly driven by technology partly driven by the realization certain politicians. That you know what we don't get punished if we don't tell the truth that there's no sanctions against us that if there's a lot of noise i mean i think steve bannon explicitly said we're just gonna fill up the information pipeline with.
"president obama" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"I'm so curious to know what part does the CDC play and all of that you're saying people get screened at the airport than let's say they come down with symptoms they go to the hospital hauer hospitals made aware that they should be screening for Ebola and the protocol to do such a thing. So what we did was we set up in each of the major cities in the. Country and each of the cities where large number of people came from West Africa who said up designated specialized hospitals where we had sent the CDC to train the hospital staff as to what to do if they had such specialized case. So we anticipated where the people would come, and then when we talk to people who came from West Africa, we told them what your final destination. Oh you're. Going to Minneapolis, this is the specialized hospital. Oh, you're going to Atlanta. This is the specialized hospital, and then those hospitals had the staff that was prepared. They have the staff that was trained. They had the various testing equipment, the things they needed to get the test done. So the Center for disease, control has been the world's leading infectious disease experts. Their expertise is exceptional and I think if. You let those people do their jobs. You don't put politics on top of we don't put denial on top of it. They can get our frontline healthcare workers trained and ready. If you have a targeted determined strategy for doing this look what happened with cove by comparison, right? which is that when the senior person at the Centers for Disease Control to chief expert on respiratory ailments, Dr Nancy Messana. said in late February I think it's not a question of if but when covert becomes a crisis in the US, I think it's GonNa have a major disruption in American lives. She spoke the truth in late February and Donald trump basically told people to silence her basically have not seen. In, public since that, she is the leading expert on respiratory ailments at the center. For Disease Control. How do you silence a public servant like that and I have a doctor foul pillow in my office? So this is nothing against Doctor Foudy but I even feel like they silenced him to an extent. Will they silence Doctor Fauci to a very great set his not allowed to appear on network television but how can they control that? While they're in charge look at the end of this I don't WanNa get too much to. The bottom line but look the bottom line is that if people want a better government, they need a better president and there's just no way around the fact that if you have the wrong president at the time of crisis, you know all the king's horses and all the king's men really can't solve these problems so Dr Fauci. I worked with him every day on the bull response. One of my personal heroes mentor he's a great human being he's a great expert, but he is not the president and in the end the president. Decides what's presented to the public the president decides whether or not we're going to invest in testing whether or not. We're going to be honest with people about the problems we're facing whether or not. We're GONNA have clear standards about closing. Look think about what happened on April Sixteenth Tony. found she stood in the White House briefing room and said Hey these are the standards for what state should do before they safely reopen. Here's what level the disease has to be at here are the steps they should take he laid it all. Out Okay and what happened the next day? The president was out there tweeting hey, liberate Minnesota Liberating Michigan I know right that's what conductor FAO she do in the face of that he can only do what he can do which is to speak truthfully and directly to the American people but the president ultimately is in charge we want a better cove response we need to change presidents how dangerous was trump pulling support for who for the World Health Organization I think it's a very very unfortunate thing am instructing my administration to halt Funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess. The world. Health Organization's role and severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the corona. Virus. Everybody knows what's going on there. Now. The good news is that trump's announcement that we're pulling out of WHO required a one year advanced notice, and so before us has actually gone from who we're going to have this election and if Joe Biden wins, he's going to rescind that withdrawal and the US will remain in the World Health Organization World Health Organization is not perfect. It has a lot of problems has a lot of bureaucracy gets things wrong but I would think having some. Sort of global response or access to what's happening globally would probably be important when you're trying to prevent and catch a pandemic right. So it's not perfect but it is the World Health Organization we have we have to work we have to make it better I mean I think that there's no alternative you cannot build a wall metaphorical or real. That's GONNA protect the American people from disease interconnected with the world were interconnected with the planet an if. We, don't have a global solution to fighting covert if we're not part of that solution, then the disease is just GonNa come back here again and again and again, and so we have to work with the WHO to try to fight this disease around the world to try to get a vaccine solution for the whole world and make sure that that's the best way to keep the American people safe and very impassioned about this because it hits so. Home for me. Do you think it's GonNa get better I mean the trump administration he keeps saying that it's just gonNA disappear does something like this just disappear? No no, there's no miracle. There is no magic. There is no wishing it away. There is science though so let's talk about some of the good news or the opportunities here, which is progress is being made on a vaccine I. think that's very exciting progress be made on different treatments and therapeutics. That's very exciting. But what we need Elissa is science not politics drive that when the president stands up and announces to people I've got some big new miracle. Cure it's GONNA. Fix All the problems overnight that not only is wrong. It undermines confidence in things that actually do work. It's like the boy who cried wolf right and so what you're seeing is increasing percentages of Americans saying the vaccine comes out I'm not GonNa get it I'm not going. To give to myself, I'M NOT GONNA give it to my kids because I just don't trust what I'm being told and so trump's conduct of this is not only having a corrosive effect while he's presidents have a corrosive effect in the future because as we try to persuade people know we really have tested this this vaccine really is safe. It really is effective. People are going to be skeptical because of all the lies they've been told by the president. Over these past seven or eight months and I think that's a very bad problem and I also think that I don't trust that he's going to distribute it the way it needs to happen I think that there needs to be a real plan about that like the most vulnerable need to get that I need to get that vaccine or the treatment whatever. I. But it just by all of his past actions, it seems like he is going to. Wind up, giving it to the rich and the white. I. And we'RE NOT GONNA. Be Able to get ahead of it. Right? Well, I think there's three dangers.
"president obama" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"And expertise and support. But this is their heroism that fosters ease with a lot of help from the united. States. Here in America though we had to get ready, we had to get tests ready. We had to get the potential to treat people ready. We had to get medical centers with the specialized expertise to treat someone with a disease like a Bola Ready. We had to deal with the fact that people did indeed contract the disease. So other people were suspected of having the disease they had to be identified, tested, and screened, and all these things, and so we had to get all that ready on. A, very very large scale. Now, I do have to say this in fairness covert was a much bigger problem than a bola it was spread much more around the world was much harder to contain. This is a bigger challenge. NO QUESTION THAN A Bola but a bola was a serious challenge. WE ENDED UP WITH TWO AMERICANS DYING FROM A Bola. We took the death toll in west Africa down from a projected toll of a million to about twelve thousand. That's still a tragedy but a lot less. Severe. Than it could have been in why what's the all that there was no, and this is the thing about trump. There was no one magic answer. There was no one press conference that solved. It was many many many step process. The President Obama said Hey let's go do everything we can to fight it and it all started of course with science. Now with denial not with fiction with President Obama saying there's Tony Fao g there's these other doctors Tom Frieden Nikki Laurie, other bunch of doctors. These are the experts their expertise is going to drive our strategy. We're going to be candid. We're going to be transparent we're GONNA listen to the experts were going to do what it takes to get this under control overseas to protect the American people here at home. It doesn't sound like that's a plan that a leader wouldn't think of that sounds like common sense. I'm curious though you have this extremely deadly disease that all of a sudden arrives on American shores how does an administration or how? Did the Obama Administration find out that someone brought a Bulla into our country. We found out because someone showed up in a hospital in Dallas where no one was really expecting it to arrive stop a major city of immigration from West Africa into the United States Dallas Texas. But someone did show up there had some of the symptoms was misdiagnosed at first I case ever in the US ultimately properly diagnosed and treated fortunately that was one of the two people who died he was diagnosed too late. The latest on the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed here in the united. States, at this hour health officials say the unidentified patient is fighting for his life at a hospital in. Dallas the CDC confirms the man tested positive for the virus but is unsure how he became infected he took a flight. From Liberia to Dallas on September nineteenth to visit family four or five days later, the man to feel sick right now the CDC says, they were quote zero risk to others who were on board that same flight the agency says, the man did not show symptoms at time and was not contagious. Officials are also working to quickly trace the patients path and to determine with whom he may have had close contact. That was a big flare wakeup call that look these cases will come here. We're going to see others in the end we put together a screening system where anyone who came to our country from West. Africa was screened in the airports where they arrived they were gone through a bunch of tests, and then they identified as a potential case contacted every single day for the potential infection period of twenty one days to make sure they weren't running a temperature. They didn't have any symptoms if they ever did they were immediately taken. To a testing center where they were isolated and tested. Until we got back those test results and that process is how we identified doctor Craig. Spencer, who was a person who had fought a bullet in west Africa real hero an unbelievable person came back from fighting a Poland West Africa to his home in New York City and wound up developing the symptoms and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York, the oldest hospital America by the way and was treated successfully and recovered and has now gonNa do many great work since then..
"president obama" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
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"president obama" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Because you know what he told him about. Oh. Excuse me. Stupid it right here just with. You try to make us. While! You. Steph we. waited. Why why why? We what was? Going to say we won't justice. A TRYING TO PUT A. Know why protest and listen to me, learn your lines. Before you protest. And don't try new. We have standard protest line. Jeff US them. What do we want? Justice. We. Do we want it? We just these lines. Don't write nothing new. Follow you. Got Time for this okay, coming up thirty two minutes after the hour finally, all four officers have been charged in George boards murder. Yes, we'll talk about that right after this. You're listening. To morning show, Well we do finally had something that is making sense in the George Floyd Murder Investigation First Derek Show van. The former COP who was charged with third degree murder in the death of George Floyd. His charges have been upgraded to second degree murder now. Second degree murder does not require premeditation, but does require proof of an intent to kill the other officers. have been charged with aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter they forty years each of the same punishment for second degree murder. Well I'll tell you. Thank you saw the attorney general in Minnesota Kief Alex caution. Now have to pray on the jury. Is that where we got to focus on that? We get my opinion. Heads will roll on this one because it has created such a stir outside of the African American community. When the senator of that state gets involved. With the mayor of that city gets involved When. People around the nation outside of our race. Get involved. Heads will roll because now you have to explain it under peer pressure, because now as you go to your country clubs, and you go to your social gatherings, and you go to your churches, and you go to your houses. See people come to your house in protest. See what happened to this cop. People came to his house to protest. See Never before. Does the protest get to come to their neighborhood? It always stays in our. Hey, it's will roll this time. I really really do. Yep, he is right. He will face trial amongst the jury of his peers. They they will yeah. The first time that they're they're upset. Because now they didn't shut white girls in stomach with rubber bullets. They push in white people to the ground with the hand straight up in the air. Some day what you pushed me. They pushed a protested protesters. Look, did you see it pushed me? And as You know how. Long we've been saying Yeah Yeah Yeah? We don't we don't even get to Rub Publi. Right and. WE'RE PROTESTING Right and I do very much appreciate. The number of nine African Americans who have decided to stay with us. Appreciate it very much as well the part the people that I'm missing. And I'm going to release a letter next week. I'm trying to find the right way to put it. But I WANNA. Write an open letter to the Southern Baptist Convention. The largest white evangelical or In the world. I'm surprised. That when we have these moments like this that I never hear from. This religious organisation. This group of Christians well. Steve the KU. Klux Klan a used to burn crosses, and that's the Christian symbol across you know what I mean. Yeah, so. It doesn't surprise me. It doesn't mean you would think as Christians because that's what we're taught to love. One another and all of that you know to follow. Jesus follow Christ and everything, but it hasn't been the case. You're absolutely right. They've been conspicuously silent. I'm absolutely an I'm not angry. Because I don't really. Expect anybody. But. Since. We have this. Such for the first time an outcry outside of the African. American community is becoming even more alarming. For the ones who don't. And I'm just wondering what that organization says about. This and I've been trying to do some research. They're mostly conservative of values, which I'm okay with conservative values but does. Those conservative values include people of Color. Is what I WANNA know. Churches on. Sunday, yeah, I just want to know is that is a southern baptist, convention is that inclusive of blacks are? They welcomed their I'm not talking about wouldn't be yeah. I WANNA learn more about that. You know what I would love to interview. One of the top representatives from that organization. To, find out more about what they stand for and represent because they gotta be a great Christian. Organization and they have to be open to all people, and they have to be considered of the teachings of Jesus Christ, so I would really like to know. Why is it that we always just see black ministers? Confused, what's your? Is Valid. What you're asking is valid. Valley. And we need everybody. TB An asset. That will be neat. I, mean you ask it? If not now when Steve of not now win, but a lot of those churches are very segregated on Sundays if you just. Pay Attention. They are unfortunately. That's the way it is. I mean you know it's. It's a lot of black churches. Deaths segregated to for the way they worship. I don't have a problem with that. I have a problem with when you see injustice, and you see something morally wrong. That goes against the teachings of. Christ, why there a banding together all just Christie's. You can go to whatever church you because I like drones and stuff so I wanna go to church where the jam. I like that that's how I grew up so i. don't WanNa. Go in saying to him book that Ain't like that that's kind of. US You know, but as cool is not role with. I need a drummer. Group in giving it to me. Does that's how field I like that type of worship? And I'm okay with people who don't I just WanNa know morally wrong things. There's a time for all of the different ways of worship to come together to collectively address the things that are against the teachings of Jesus. And you don't do that. What are you saying that I wanNA talk to somebody to help us understand why they get very quiet, a moment and like this. When I hit the biggest moment, we've had in a long time in the most unity and I don't hit him at all. You can say nights. Steve Valid points all of them coming up next. We're going to switch gears and bring in the nephew. Run that prank back right after this. You're listening. To show. Coming up at the top of the hour myth standing by with more of today's National News, also at the top of the hour and trending news, and how everyone Mrs Former President Obama. Did you see him yesterday? Pacha. Right now nephew in the building with today's run that prank back what you got for his Neth allocation missed it yesterday. You know comes a time when you WANNA. Make you know you WanNa make a wish. They have these organizations make a wish ministry where you can also. Just make a wish. Thanks. People won't vote. The, Ministry is here for that. Let's take a listen. Come on, cat dog. Make a wish ministry. Math is this is. Terrence may help you, please. Brother Tears. Yeah I doing I. Gotcha your number. You would the over the church. You went to make a wish ministry. Yes, I am I'm elsia. Listen I'm I'm actually I'm terminally ill, brother, dance and I I. Don't you know and as far as what the doctor told me it could be six months or a year but I know My time here is is is definitely limited..
"president obama" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
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Coming up in about four minutes Miss Animal, tell us more about the charges on all four of the former Minneapolis police officers in the murder investigation of George Floyd also in trending news President Obama personally thanked protesters, and urged young African Americans to feel hopeful. Take a listen now I want to speak directly to the young men and women of color in this country. Who as planned to so eloquently described had witnessed too much violence and too much debt, and too often. Some of that violence has come. From folks who were supposed to be serving and protect you. I want you to know that you matter. I, want you to know that your lives matter that your dreams matter, and when I go home and I look at faces of my daughters, Sasha and Malayan I look at my nephews and nieces icy, limitless potential obsersa- flourish and thrive, and you should be able to learn and make mistakes and level. I enjoy without having to worry about what's going to happen when you walk to the store or go for a jogger. Are driving down the street. Or looking at some burks apart and so I hope that you also feel help. Even as you may feel angry, because you have the power to make things better, and you have helped to make the entire country feel as if this is something that's got to change. You've communicated sense of urgency that is as powerful. Born of as anything that I've seen. In recent years. Wow. See Ladies and gentlemen. See. If you're in. A leadership capacity and you don't have that type of sensibility right there. Then you're lacking in a major quality that would make you inadequate or or or meaningful leader, and that's what's missing in this country because I've noticed president, trump. He used to give a news conference every day on when when the it was running Santa Claus. But then what happened was as he saw, he couldn't beat this invisible enemy, and that death toll kept climbing up behind him, and under him, he got off TV. Hey, mentioned Kovic Sis. So what he had to do was he had to find a visible enemy, and again it was uh us just like it was Colin Cabinet and his visible enemy became us, and so now guess what he has not opened his mouth to say anything about social injustice. Equal rights unfair treatment. He made that call to the Floyd family, but that's caused. They told him that was it. He hasn't spoken to the protesters to give them hope clarity. And then he waited on the right time to come up with another enemy and guess what it is. The protest is dead, burning and looting, and now he wants to call himself the law and order president. That's what he attacked US hisself to is the negativity versus what we just heard from a person who understands real leadership, because he undestood real service bright if you never been a great service. You can never be a great leader that's. True. But, what about the people on Social Media? This guy tweeted look at President Obama now you just showing off with all this subject and verb agreement set. A. Precedent or Really Miss You. All right. Let's move on time for today's headlines. Please Ladies and gentlemen miss an trip. Thank you, thank you very much and here we go. You know is rumored prosecutors in. Minnesota did up the charges against Derek. Chauvel the white now. EX MINNEAPOLIS COP seen on video kneeling on Mr George Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes three of those minutes after the unarmed black man had stopped moving and State Attorney General Keith Ellison says that the video of Floyd. Horrific broad daylight murder has resulted in worldwide outrage today. Because George Floyd is not here. You should be alive, but he's not about nine days ago the worldwatch toyed. Other is very last words I can't breathe. As he pled for his life, the world heard Floyd call out for his mama cried out. Don't kill me. Show WTN's now charged with second degree murder, which carries up to forty years in prison and the other three officers. They also fired, but they are on the scene that day they're accused of aiding and abetting murder so actually. If they were convicted on that charge, they would also face as much or up to forty years in prison. By the way show Vince still faces the charges that were slapped on him last week, that was third degree, murder and second degree manslaughter. The is recommending bail for each of the. The EX COPS to be set at a million bucks by the way memorial services being held in Minneapolis this afternoon for the late George Floyd. The revenue Al Sharpton is to deliver the Eulogy looks like President Trump, meanwhile, just itching the send the US Army into American cities to quell the unrest that has resulted from George fluids murder, however, surprise surprise defense secretary. Margaret Espera gone against him. He says the military. She only be deployed under the most dire circumstances which he says is not this situation option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire situations. We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the insurrection act, and amazingly he's gone even further I want to extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of George. Floyd from me and the department. Racism is real in America. And we must all door very best to recognize it to confront it and to eradicate it. That was a secretary of defense. Italy the first Western countries to be hit by the corona virus has now become the first European country to fully reopen its international borders Italy has also dropped its fourteen day quarantine requirement for foreign folks coming in. However, it's a you neighbors, not doing the same exact not. Not yet anyway, Austria Switzerland maintaining border checks with Italy for now Delta Airlines has announced it intends to maintain social distancing on all of its flights through the end of September. That'll mean that middle seats will be blocked off while capping the number of people in the in the cabin, just generally flying planes that are about sixty percent full now back to the Steve. Harvey Morning Show you're listening to. Party morning, show? Rene Bach was only nineteen years old when she moved.
"president obama" Discussed on 1A
"Wherever you listen to podcasts. This is one A. I'M SASHA AN SIMMONS WE'RE discussing president. Trump's relationship with the remaining living presidents with Kate Anderson brower author of team of five the president's Club in the age of trump and tra mainly course correspondent for MSNBC and host of the into America. Podcast Tremaine. What does this all say to you about the state of politics in two thousand twenty? You know we're we're at this place now and I think it's it's unclear whether we'll ever be able to go back. Whatever back means right to the good old days of politics when it was you know adversarial But there was decency and Decorum. I think this administration has intentionally sought to kind of undermine the previous in such a way That I think it says something really bad about where we are as American because again it trickles down to those voters and the people and even though for many. It's a horse race. It's about ego. There are real policy implications when you go down to the ground you know when I talked to voters all across the country. Black voters especially They see clearly how divergent and dangerous They feel this administration has been in trying to undermine every step of the previous administration. The president wrote President Obama's legacy but trump the trump though you funny that you say that because trump thinks that these former presidents are the ones that have been undermining him since they of course because he has to be aggrieved. He has to have an adversary. He has to have an enemy. He has to have someone to lash out against and for many people you know. He does represent something to a lot of people that make America great again and a lot of people have been questioning. Great Win. Give me a year. Give me a decade. Tell me exactly how we'RE GONNA restore America to greatness for those most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Who are now feeling the wrath the brunt of this incendiary language the disrespect but also attacking policies. That helped a lot of people the affordable care. Act You think about what Jeff sessions did on his way. Out of office kind of undermining. The consent decree process which held police departments across the country accountable. After the Trayvon Martin's and Michael Brown's and all the fergusons of the world right and so while he may see that because he is aggrieved and he has this beef he has this few burning coal inside of him Which represents President Obama for many people? This is dangerous and you know the question remains. Will we ever be able to come back out this as political form or actual policy? Now let's talk a little bit about trump's relationship with the other remaining presidents Besides Jimmy Carter Kate. President trump hasn't reached out to any of the other presidents for advice. How unusual is that? Oh it's Unprecedented in modern history. Always you know going back to JFK during the Cuban missile crisis calling every single one of his living predecessors saying we need help. I need advice During this would be a great time and for trump to to to reach out to them but And he's been asked about it and he said he wanted and he you know what will he learn from them? I think he's threatened by them When I left the Oval Office after our interview he said in a voice laden with dark chasm he said they hide President Bush for me. You know he I think he feels like he's been bullied by you. Know and and ostracized by the former presidents. And why would he? Why would he reach out to them? I mean Jimmy Carter. Is Somebody who he had. He's an affinity for he saw harder as an outsider and the way that he was because harder would come out and Criticize like I said Bush in the war in Iraq. I mean he broke some rules. We're not and president. Carter talk about. They talked about China. They talked about North Korea. Carter was still harboring hopes of being sent As an envoy I mean this is a couple of years ago to North Korea But it was typical Jimmy Carter because he was at a friend's house in plains Georgia in this tiny town and he was serving himself dinner at buffet. You know line and.
"president obama" Discussed on The Dr. Gundry Podcast
"My guest today knows exactly what that feels like in his proof that you can turn things around. In just a minute. I'll speak with hotelier humanitarian and internationally known artists Jeremy Court Jeremy went from a struggling student to a world renowned photographer. Who shot the legs of Taylor Swift President Obama and even Pope Francis and now he's sharing his story through his book. I'm possible jumping into fear and discovering a life of purpose today. We're going to discuss how to break free from the CAn'ts and shouldn'ts holding us back to become the people we were meant to be so Jeremy. Welcome to the program. Thank you thank you for having me appreciate it you know you and I met in a very interesting way and that was very serendipitous in a lot of fun do you. You mind mentioning. How how we met of course yeah. It's a crazy story. I I've been among health journey and I was on my way to La to be on a hallmark channel. Show and somebody told me to read your book and so. I got the book to read on my trip to La on the flight and back to Nashville and so get your bug. I'm planning to lay and get to the show onset I'm I'm backstage kind of waiting for my turn in a here somebody Say Your name and I was like wait a minute. You've gotta be kidding me and I realize that moment that you and I were the only two guest on that show that day and it was just I literally could not believe The House Small. The world was in that moment. And so yeah. That's how we met. It's pretty crazy so Maybe we'll get back to you. Know what how why somebody gave you the book but I wanna I wanNA talk more about you know why you you wrote this book that you know as a kid. Apparently you struggled in every academic in school. You doubted you'd be anything other than meat. Mediocre. What kind of struggles did you have? As as a kid. I was just very quiet. Quiet shy average kid didn't think I would Do much in life did make Greg grades and so I had very low expectations for myself and You know took a long time to overcome all that but yeah growing up. I was a kind of a B. Student. Never a straight a student. You know they come thing and I lived by the two words I can't. I can't play baseball. I can't play piano. I can't do this can do that. So you know. Appearance really helped me overcome this two words over the course my life interesting so this this kind of came from internally that the these words wasn't coming from your parents no it was all internal just my own self doubt fear. You know all the all that stuff. So what did you think you were destined to do? I wasn't sure I figured it would be in the arts. Whether it be music or art itself you know I was definitely Into music growing up But I wasn't really sure I was Kinda game. Whatever so while you're from Nashville. So I hope you were handed music. Yeah actually grew up Singing professionally and a little kids group we saying on a Willie Nelson Record and John Denver. And all these famous artists sell is a professionally. Trained vocalists is a child which which is pretty crazy. Wow so wait. So how the heck go from a vocalist to you. Know a world famous photographer. I don't take taking. What was the turning point? You know you realize hey? I'm not going to be a vocalist. I think I'll take some pictures. Yeah we are we are Jimmy around him. And there's obviously a lot a lot in the between those moments and of course all in the book but I had abandoned college with my brothers and when I could tell that they weren't serious about it as I was I decided to turn my attention towards the arts visual arts In so I studied graphic design in college got monitoring illustration and at that point knew that a visual arts is what I wanted to do. So graphic design is actually what I did the longtime before switching to photography because actually one photography class in college and I got a d. and nearly failed and so it wasn't until many years later that I rediscovered photography and fell in love with it. So yeah to get to help me with that you almost. You almost failed photography and sounds like you're quite a good graphic artist. What what was the turning point that you say you know? I'm so bad photography I think I ought to take it up as a career. Yeah well It was photography is one of those required classes in college. I didn't actually want to take it but I had to and I didn't do very well. And so that was noni eight hundred nine and then it wasn't until two thousand one that the first digital camera came about and at that point I already knew the the All the the world of digital editing and new photoshop because as a graphic designer I knew all the digital tools so once a digital camera came into play. The made a lot of love a lot of sense for me to start playing with and so I would actually use a camera to scan in images and textures to use in my design and then living in Nashville all. My friends were musicians and so once they found at a camera then they would ask me to start shooting them and then I turned out to be good at it and then their labels would start hiring in the rest kind of took off from there. I was discovered by agent Hollywood. And then she put me on a roster and the next thing I knew I was shooting Big Celebrities in Hollywood and around the country. That's fascinating we. That was actually what my question is going to be. Because my guess was that you were going to take pictures to work in graphic arts and one thing led to another so I I should have said that I because then I'd look really smart but oh yeah that's that's fascinating were there. Were there people along the way who when this started happening guided you in this direction? Whether we're there are people who really made a difference in your life Going this direction. Yeah of course I mean obviously my. My parents had a massive impact. I talk a lot about that in the book but the NFL guy who is kind of a man not even mentor. He was the hero somebody idolize and looked up looked up and I get to meet him at one point and we became friends and he's the one that said you should buy this new thing called a digital camera which that changed my life and he was also the one to say you should quit. You're adding see job and start your own company. And he told me that at the age of twenty four. I'm now forty two and I've worked for myself ever since that day. He said You should quit your job tomorrow and I did quit my job tomorrow and again. That was eighteen years ago and I've never never looked back. What what I mean is quitting your job at twenty four and doing something and the you almost flunked out of college. I mean take take. Our listeners viewers what what goes through your mind. Well how do you do that because a lot of folks are in that position? How the heck do you do that? Yeah I think often times you know when where most afraid to do something that might mean. Were most meant to do that thing. You know you hear a lot of actors in Hollywood. Say They choose to do this film because they were terrified of it And I'm often drawn to the things that I'm really scared of drawn to jumping into that dark place a dark place of fear and just kind of not knowing what's going to happen but Being excited and and I I liked the idea of risk like the even as a kid. I loved walking into one hundred house and back in the eighties. They were actually really scary. People could actually grab you and you know These these days there'd be lawsuits involved. I remember in the eighties. I just loved like walk into these hundred houses Gazebo as a businessman. Now that's what it feels like. When you're starting something new in your world people are starting a new way of eating new lifestyle like it. All can be very very daunting and scary to try something new. But I've found over and over again that I'm just really drawn to that moment to that feeling and You know the worst that can happen as you can fail. And I found that even through failure. You're still learning. L. Ton and so it's really not failure. So have you know you you credit? Your parents like you mentioned with a lot of this. Where are they? The sounds like they're the real backbones that are are there to give you the confidence to leap out into the into the void. Yeah Picture and how what did they think when you quit your job at twenty four They were you know worried for the obvious reasons. You know worried about may sure that's get addicts. I had you know health benefits and all the things insurance all they get stuff but I was you know I was pretty pretty hard. Headed in new are needed to do it now. It was kind of drowning in the corporate world. I it didn't inspire me and MOTIVA- man. I knew that I enjoyed working with my friends a lot more so I knew that it was time to jump. You know we. We've We we've had other people on the podcast that tell a similar story that the corporate world they were drowning or strangling and they you know they made similar leaps and it's fascinating know where. Where do you get? Where do you get the courage to do this and you? It sounds like you're kind of born just to take leaps scary things. Maybe it's definitely Stephanie. Still scary like right now. I'm sure we'll get there in a minute. But I'm pursuing a new career new journey that is more terrifying than anything I've ever done and it's not like you overcome fear it's not like I. I finally defeated fear because fear is still there every single day fear and insecurities but I just know that those things are part of the journey. He no they're nine. Am tomorrow going to get back to work. They're all going to be there again But it's as being professional then knowing knowing you're still gonNA be battling those invoices so they're your career as a photographer where there were. They're fearful when you we're going to take a picture of star who was intimidating or President Obama or the Pope How how do you get ready to photograph somebody like that? Yeah it's It's wild for sure. I've had some wild encounters than I do get star struck at do get nervous but also have to remember that they're just another human being like myself and they also have their fears and insecurities and I just have to treat them like your which read anybody you know. I think that's the most important thing is treat the janitor in my building the same Zoa tree now President Obama whoever I was photographing at the time and I'm very laid back Mike countenance renown. This interview is the same as it is on a big photo. Shoot you now so Taking pictures is not Changing lives it's saving lives. It's it should be fun. A lot of people take away too seriously semi approaches atop some fun. Let's make some call them and see what happens so your so I take it. You're not kind of like Austin powers with his camera. Going work at work at you know some them. I kind of have to play that role for sure. I've done. Some fashion shoots and the client wants me to be a lot more talkative and encourage the model more so I've had to. I've had to find my inner Austin powers a few times it turns out we're going to take a quick break. We're GONNA come right back. I want to hear about what happens next share. Okay all right okay..
"president obama" Discussed on Geek News Central
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"president obama" Discussed on Geek News Central
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"president obama" Discussed on Forbes Under 30
"Uh so that you know we we write a couple of hundred jokes and whittle it down to about thirty of course the biggest reason it seemed easy is that president obama has a really good timing as a comedian and this was not the hardest thing you know this was not the toughest room he was going to face this was not the hardest part of his job or even usually of like that weekend so he was at a little bit of an unfair advantage and i think the reason it's a tough room for comedians e there's really two reasons one is it's a very strange room i mean it you've got a sort of professional democrats professional republicans a lot of journalists and what journalists find funny can be a little bit of a tough nut to crack and then you have a lot of hollywood celebrities and that's a very strange audience and knowing he wanted to have you want the aegean you want to push it but knowing exactly where to push it is a people don't always get that balance right and the other thing i would say is we were used to writing speeches where you don't get a chance at a dress rehearsal and most performers get to workshop something in a room they get to do it in front of an audience and so we knew sort of okay when we're riding something we're writing it assuming that the first time it's delivered is the only time it's delivered and that's when the stakes are highest so it made it a little bit easier for us to to guess which jokes were worth putting in in which ones were taking out and the other thing i will say is you know president obama's the tupac to follow i think with a different resident stephen colbert for example to quite well and has arman i did an amazing job at this year's correspondent's dinner when oprah's vault.
"president obama" Discussed on Forbes Under 30
"Let's let's pick up on your on your path have the relations with valerie jarrett and kind of lines you up on this track to become a speechwriter what was your first encounter like with president obama well when i was working for for valerien for some of the other senior staff i also got to basically sit in on the presidential speechwriting meeting so john babar who is the chief speechwriter at the time was very nice about that he basically said you can shadow our team when we all get together and meat even though you're not a presidential speechwriter and then every so often i started picking up little things that no one else wanted to do because they weren't really that important in not like a state of the union that split that's a big deal you know a sort of happy birthday to someone sprained in chicago or a video about thanksgiving that's something that most speechwriters after a couple of years are ready to hand to somebody else so the first time at the president i was working on a speechwriting video of it was for thanksgiving it was kind of a happy thanksgiving america video and i had never ridden a video for the present or so i threw myself into this thing i mean i spent all week working on it and i went to the diplomatic room of the white house which is one of the uh it's really maybe my favorite room in the white house is this beautiful mural it looks very fancy as trying to act like i've been there before the woman behind the camera luke took one look at me and said this is your first time here right and i was like yet absolutely i mean i i cracked immediately but anyway we're we're waiting and finally of president obama comes into the room and he standing up so we all stand up and he sits down so we all sit down.