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Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"Now to Nathan Haeger with your world National News, Nathan Alright, man. Thank you. Authorities are still trying to identify the gunman and the motive in last night's mass shooting at a FedEx ground facility near the Indianapolis airport. Deputy police Chief Craig McCarten says the gunman started randomly firing in the parking lot before going inside. By the time it was over. Eight people were dead. Five others wounded. The gunman killed himself. Timothy Boy lead is one of the survivors overwhelmed. I've worked here for 10 years. I And I have never seen that happen in my life at the White House right now. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president is horrified by the shooting and is in touch with local officials. China will be in focus for the president today as he welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka to the White House. Bloomberg governments, Emily Wilkins reports, human rights and China's military build up will be key topics. We're also keeping an eye on is any mention of the Taiwan Strait. We saw last month, the U. S secretary of state as well as the secretary of defense and their Japanese counterparts mentioned the importance of peace and stability in that street. Walkin says the leaders will hold a joint news conference 4 15 Wall Street Time Hear it live on Bloomberg Radio. Facebook's defacto Supreme Court of Content is delaying a decision on whether to let former President Donald Trump back on. In a statement, The oversight board says it will issue its ruling on the former president's indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks says it's got more than 9000 comments It needs to review Global News on air and on Bloomberg. Quick take powered by more than 2700, journalists.
U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia
"Against Russia for last year's hack of federal agencies and meddling in the election. Here's the AP saga Madani, the administration is expelling 10, Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions on dozens of people and companies. It's also going after Moscow's ability to borrow money by banning American financial institutions from buying Russian bonds directly from Russian institutions. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says the moves are aimed at holding the Kremlin accountable for reckless actions. Moscow's warning it, too, will retaliate for what it calls aggressive behavior. SOCCER Megane Washington The U.
Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal
"Administration is defending the plan to pull out remaining troops from Afghanistan. Always after President Biden's announcement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul, and he told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the U. S remains committed to Afghanistan. We have a partnership is changing in Georgia President Ghani said He respects the United States decision. There is huge uncertainty about what the withdrawal means for Afghanistan, including speculation the Taliban might return to power in
Iran Talks Resume, Gingerly, After Attack on Nuclear Site
"Talks resumed today in austria. Intended to get the us back into the two thousand fifteen iran nuclear agreement npr's peter kenyon reports. Us and european officials are criticizing as provocative. Iran's decision to start producing. Sixty percent enriched uranium. Some wondered if the nuclear diplomacy would even continue after an attack on iran natanz nuclear site early sunday and tehran's response that it would enrich fuel to sixty percent but iran supreme leader declared iran would continue though the offer so far were quote not worth looking at secretary of state. Anthony blinken said. The higher enrichment called into question iran seriousness about restoring the agreement which restricts iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. President biden is hoping that reviving the deal could lead to new talks on other issues. Such as iran's ballistic missile program.
US Poised to Impose Sanctions on Russia for Cyber-Attacks
"Hack of computer networks that government agencies And U. S corporations. The White House is expected to announce today a new round of sanctions against Russia. Our objective as the United States is to have a predictable relationship with Russia to stabilize that relationship. White House press secretary Jen Psaki Microsoft president Brad Smith, describing the cyber attacks as the quote largest and most sophisticated the world has ever seen. Pack
Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11.
"I'm anthony davis president. Joe biden plans to withdraw the remaining two. And a half thousand. Us troops from afghanistan by september eleven. Twenty years to the day off to the al qaeda attacks that triggered america's longest war. Us officials said yesterday disclosure of the plan came on the same day that the us intelligence community released a gloomy outlook for afghanistan. Forecasting low chances of a peace deal this year and warning that its government would struggle to hold the taliban insurgency at bay if the us led coalition withdraws support. Biden's decision. would miss say may first deadline for withdrawal agreed to with the taliban by his predecessor. Donald trump the insurgents had threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops. If that deadline was missed but biden would still be setting near-term withdrawal date potentially allaying taliban concerns a senior biden. Administration officials said. The pull outs would begin before may first and could be complete well. Before the september eleven deadline significantly it would not be subject to further conditions including security all human rights. Us secretary of state anthony blinken and s. defense secretary. Lloyd austin are expected to discuss the decision with nato allies in brussels. Today biden's decision suggests he has concluded that the us military presence will no longer be decisive. Achieving a lasting peace in afghanistan a core pentagon assumption. That has long underpinned. American troop deployments joe biden's administration has told congress is proceeding with more than twenty three billion dollars in weapons sales to the united arab emirates including
Biden to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan by Sept 11
"President biden has decided to leave american troops in afghanistan beyond the may first deadline. That was the time line. The trump administration negotiated with the taliban but the president still intends to withdraw all american troops. This year white house press secretary. Jen psaki the president has been consistent in his view that there's not a military solution To afghanistan that we have been there for far too long that has been his view for some time. President biden's new goal is to pull. Us troops out of afghanistan before the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks and according to multiple reports the pull out will not be conditions based us. Troops will depart regardless of the situation on the ground. Those reports drew sharp criticism from senate minority leader. Mitch mcconnell a reckless would abandon our afghan regional. Our nato partners in a shared fight against terrorists that we've not yet one mcconnell and some other top republicans were also critical of former president. Trump's plans to pull. us troops out of afghanistan. This year
Biden picks 1st woman to be Army secretary
"Senior Pentagon official to be the first woman to lead the U. S. Army. If confirmed by the Senate is Army Secretary Christine War myth would work with the Army's chief of staff who does not command soldiers, but his responsible along with the Army secretary for training and equipping them. CNN anchor Anderson
Cornyn Draws Criticism for Tweet Questioning Biden
"White House, firing back at new criticism from Texas Senator John Cornyn, corn and tweeted today that the president doesn't do many interviews and noted Biden's tweets are limited and unimaginably conventional, adding that the president's public remarks are largely scripted when asked about it. At today's briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that Biden doesn't quote spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories but working on behalf of the American people
Iran Calls Natanz Atomic Site Blackout 'Nuclear Terrorism'
"On sunday described a blackout at its underground natanz atomic facility. An active nuclear terrorism reading regional tensions as well as powers and tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal while there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Suspicion fell immediately on israel where it's media nearly uniformly reported. A devastating cyber attack orchestrated by the country causing the blackout. If israel was responsible it further heightened tensions between the two nations already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider middle east israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who met on sunday with. Us defense secretary. Lloyd austin has vowed to do everything in his power to stop the nuclear deal. Details remained few about what happened. Leeann sunday morning at the facility which was initially described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding. It's above ground workshops and underground enrichment holes. The i a the united nations body that monitors tehran's atomic programme earlier said it was aware of media reports about the incident at natanz and had spoken with iranian officials about it however natanz has been targeted by sabotage in the past the stuxnet computer virus discovered in two thousand ten and widely believed to be a joint. Us isreaeli creation wants disrupted and destroyed iranian centrifuges in natanz amid a period of western fears about tehran's program natanz suffered a mysterious explosion at its advanced centrifuge assembly plant in july that authorities later described as sabotage
Protests Flare After Police Kill Black Man During a Trafic Stop
"But Chris Foster protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota outside Minneapolis or the police shooting death of a 20 year old black man during a traffic stop. We saw rocks and other objects thrown at the police department. There were reports of shots fired in the area of the police department, State Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington. Police say the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest and was shot getting back in the car to drive off. President Biden meets with members of Congress today from both parties about his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker balked at the price tag on ABC is this week way to have for me, Transportation Secretary P Buddha judge said on Fox News Sunday. We don't have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U. S infrastructure needs major improvement. The White House has really state by state numbers outlining the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and affordable housing boxes. Time to J powers. Americans listening to Fox News. Going gorgeous. Yes, Tom. So you deal when
Trump Slams McConnell, Pence at Republican Event
"It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for republican party at war with itself over former president donald trump's division leadership but trump himself shatter two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the gop's top donors when he insulted the party. Senate leader and his wife david. Alexander reports trump veered sharply from prepared remarks saturday night and instead slammed senate minority leader mitch mcconnell as a stone cold loser and mocked mcconnell's wife elaine chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said. He was disappointed in his vice president. Mike pence and used a profanity in assessing mcconnell according to multiple people in attendance who were not authorized to publicly discuss. What was said in a private session
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Visits Israel
"Lloyd Austin is in Israel, where officials are concerned about a possible US return to the Iran nuclear deal. As NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. The visit comes as Iran claims a terrorist act sabotage their nuclear facility. Iran reported a suspicious power outage that they're Natanz nuclear facility shortly after they started operating advanced centrifuges. Israeli Public Broadcasting quotes an unnamed intelligence official as saying it was an Israeli cyber attack. This comes as defense secretary Austin became the first senior Biden administration official to visit Israel officials are discussing the Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration left and which President Biden is considering rejoining. That concerns Israel, which has been accused of disruptions to Iranian nuclear activities. Israel and Iran have also recently reported a string of attacks on their ships at sea.
Iran Says Natanz Nuclear Site Hit by Terrorism
"Chief says an act of nuclear terrorism has struck the country's natanz facility in tehran reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators. The site lost power above and below ground. This morning. The incident comes says defense secretary. Lloyd austin arrived in israel today on his first visit. There is a member of the biden administration austin spoke after meeting with his israeli counterpart. We address the broad range of defence issues to include. Israel's long-term planning for defense acquisitions and regional security challenges and us support for efforts to normalize relations between israel and arab and muslim majority nations biden. Administration is working to revive the two thousand fifteen nuclear chord with iran which israel strongly opposes. The
Trump Goes After Pence, McConnell in Speech to Party Donors
"A weekend meeting in Florida for top Republican Party donors had been intended to be unifying the former president trump apparently voiced his unhappiness with the number of prominent GOP figures the former president delivered the meeting's closing remarks at an invitation only event in his new home inside his Mar a Lago resort trump's advisers had said he would emphasise his commitment to the party and Republican unity but multiple people in attendance say trump went off script slamming Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell as a stone cold loser and mocking McConnell's wife Elaine Chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said he was disappointed in his vice president Mike pence who presided over the congressional session that certified president Joe Biden's election victory afterward former house speaker Newt Gingrich said Republicans are quote much better off if we keep focusing on the Democrats period I'm Ben Thomas
Biden Digs in for Negotiations Over Infrastructure and Jobs Plan
"I'm Brian Clark president, Biden said to invite Republicans and Democrats to the White House Monday to discuss his massive infrastructure proposal. Some Republicans have criticized the package for including items they say are not related to infrastructure. But energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tells ABC the definition of infrastructure is changing in 1990. We wouldn't have thought that broadband was infrastructure because it wasn't on the scene yet. We? Of course, the broadband in
Pentagon Chief Austin Visits Israel to Reaffirm 'Ironclad' U.S. Alliance
"An overseas trip. Defense Secretary Lloyd Ass is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the nation's defense minister to discuss and reaffirmed America's commitment to the US Israel strategic Partnership. In Germany. Secretary Austin will meet with counterparts to talk about combating the malign influence of shared strategic rival Meetings were also planned with the United Nations secretary general in Brussels and with defense officials in the U. K. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, Everyone 16 and older in D. C
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin lands in Israel
"His first trip, there is Pentagon chief Wanted to convey the Biden Harris administration's strong commitment to Israel and the Israeli people he met with ministers, including Benny Johnson said They talked about regional security challenges and U. S support for normalizing relations between Israel and other Arab nations. Saturday set a record for coronavirus
'Clear the Capitol,' Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows
"A timeline that contains new details about the deadly riot at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th. It shows the inaction by then President Trump and how that contributed to a slow response by the military and law enforcement. Two hours into the riot. Vice President Mike Pence by then, in a secure location, phoned acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller demanding answers. Pence pleaded with him to quote clear the capital. Timeline shows that the intelligence missteps, tactical errors and bureaucratic delays were topped by the government's failure to comprehend the scale and intensity of a violent uprising by its own citizens. The Corona virus
"secretary" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Think she's not the only qualified candidate and so to argue that she was the only conceivable choice is an injustice to other people who were under consideration like jay johnson moreover it sometimes comes as a surprise to those of us who are defense experts that people responsible for a broader portfolio than just defense policy might not think defense expertise is the most important qualification for a cabinet appointment and they may well be right certainly michelle flournoy is extremely well regarded by democrats and republicans by military and civilian and of course the washington echo chamber. Being what it is. Everybody had been repeating her name so often that we may be all sorts of believed each other when none of his actually had any raw data to confirm that she was the leading candidate and so maybe the expectations were raised inappropriately. Although i should just be transparent and say i do think she was the best qualified candidate of the three that we were hearing about and i think she would have been outstanding and i supported her for what that's worth. I think that you're right also to identify this cleavage. Now it's ironic chuckle. A little in a sardonic kinda way or maybe even a pained way to think that a woman is almost not diverse enough to get the job at this juncture. But of course i'm being somewhat flip because in reality what president like buying trying to do is to create a government and cabinet and vice president and top team that reflects the country's full range of diversity by gender by race by ideology. I guess so. Far not by political party but nonetheless. He's he's not wedded to any one particular constituency nor should he be he's trying to think about how the different pieces fit together and yet inevitably now we have a world in which even though we've had a black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff colin powell and saw we've had other senior african americans. We have never had a woman chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or woman secretary of defense and now apparently michelle floor noise. Not going to be that person either so you can understand the frustration. But you know. Joe biden didn't oh that particular choice to anybody and he's chosen a lot of other great women for key jobs so i think people have to sort of get over that issue. I know you got two more theories of the case to run by rabbi. But i think that one you're right that there is a lot of loyalty towards michelle a lot of expectation that would be michelle but at the end of the day to sorta get over the fact that you know biden preferred austin and he decided that an african american was more important form of diversification for this particular job. Given who else. He's already chosen for his government at. i personally. Don't want to argue over. Whether it's more important to have a woman or african american i think that's not ultimately the most compelling way to make the choice. So i'll i'll come back later to why i would have preferred michelle. But it's not based on the issue of gender versus race. I'm not sure the expectations should have developed that it was going to go to women. I think there are lots of americans who would make good secretaries of defense right way. Tend to assess aid military leadership with good organizational skills but we don't associated with good political skills. Which are also an important part of being ineffective secretary of defense. I'm not quite sure how. I would apportion that support for michelle's candidacy among those factors. But i will say that there was no reason to believe that she would have a lock on it. She wasn't the only qualified candidate. Ever moreover i'd bet a fair amount of money that if lloyd austin receives the congressional waiver and is confirmed for the secretary of defense we will have the first female deputy secretary of defense and that's also progress the second issue that people are kind of voicing discontent with this appointment is just the merits of the individual appointment. They think he's the wrong guy for the job or they think she was the better choice for the job. Evaluate that well. That's where i come down and probably your third reason is going to be civil military relations where i'm less concerned than some on the second issue. Michelle flournoy is a person who having been under secretary of defense for policy in the early obama years. That's the considered the number three job in the pentagon and it covers the full range of global issues. She was already thinking hard about the rise of china and the beginnings of prickliness from russia which got a lot worse in doing years because michelle left the pentagon in two thousand twelve but nonetheless We're already on her radar screen. She was also thinking very hard about trends in technology. Military innovation obama had his rebalanced to the asia pacific in that period. There was an effort to try to develop a greater focus on innovation in sort of technology development and military modernization with an eye towards china in particular. She already did all batting government. She and i were together on the cia. External advisory board when date the s was director there in shortly after michelle had stepped down for policy job and in that position we were thinking fair amount about the arab spring but we were also thinking a lot about china and both of us sat through a lot of briefings on that subject in the work that she did in the private sector and also in her think tank after stepping down from the pentagon job she also was thinking about great power competition and she developed some special interests in military and organisational reform efficiency. She tried to make that a big part of what she thought about. In those years. I know her pretty well. I talked to her pretty often through that period. I wouldn't consider myself a close michelle flournoy inner circle person. I don't think i was likely get pentagon job under her. But i do consider her friend and someone. I admire very much. Been in touch with so i know. She was thinking about this wide range of issues throughout the whole last decade. Meanwhile for reasons beyond his control general austin was being asked to deal with isis al qaeda the taliban middle eastern problems which are consuming enough. That if you're doing that you're not going to have a whole lot of time for other things and i don't really know a lot. This is where. I have to plead an acknowledge a limit to my awareness. I don't know a lot about what he's been doing since he step down from government And i suspect he certainly spent some time thinking about russia and china and technology. But i don't think he's been as prominent in the in the conversations or in the research as michelle flournoy so to my mind. She spent a decade at least getting ready for the three big challenges. That face secretary defense today. China russia and technology and general austin's going to have a steep learning curve. I don't want to sound like i'm against him per se I just think michelle was the stronger choice on the merits. But if going to do this job he is going to have to recognize as he probably does just how much he has to learn about these issues that were not previously it in his wheelhouse. I wouldn't presume to know why. President-elect biden chose general austin but the optics of civilians hiding behind the legitimacy of uniforms is really problematic. And that's why i think retired. General austin is a sub optimal choice. I actually think the norms of civilian control of the military and military subordination to elected civilian officials have been kicked around pretty soundly in the trump administration and one of the things candidate biden ran for election on was restoring the norms of democracy in america. And i think choosing a general officer only three years retired from active service and whose only professional engagements in.
"secretary" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"This happens a lot where you have to do like the sex role and once you do the sex role well, you have become a legitimized actor like as a woman you mean like as a yeah I think I think we've seen it a million times in like. UPS. You gotTA stop. Saying. I don't I can't speak to what just happened. Sunny added again, Bachelor. Thanks sunny doesn't like when. Women speak for too long. He All Day like I feel like you know like it's very trackable in any and Jalen Hall is twenty three, twenty four when she foams this. So it's not quite as egregious but it's like when a Disney star or Nickelodeon star graduates are playing kid rolls and does an adult role it's always like a zero to one hundred like the most adult role that could possibly play and this kind of that moment for Manga, Jilin Hall and she's a great I mean she's a she's so talented and it like in spite of everything I still think she gives a really good performance. I just wish that that didn't necessarily have to happen too for her to be stuff. At least she does sell that that look at the ends that breaking the fourth wall like that is entirely just Maggie. Being like. I could to save this movie. Don't put it on me. And then she says, a cat is not a dog. I. Yeah. Yeah. Maybe that's like the best read that end moment is Maggie Jilin. Talking to the audience being like listen there's so many ways to get ahead and I promise to be a subversive in the future. Just. Give me a chance I'll I'll do the deuce some day. It'll be great. Yes. She will do the dues. At least for me now, I see this movie as like her movie I see it as like a thing that made her it helped her career and it's great when you look at sort of what she's done it as an actress But if I were to teach a class on sexuality and good representations of Sim, I would not include it No. No. I mean I appreciate media that attempts to normalize things that are widely understood by you know the general population as like DSM still is I think but like with secretary we weren't there with it being represented responsibly. On the ground especially again that like there is a full on. That happens and it is framed by the movie as No. This is just the start of this sub relationship right and it's like, no that is not what happens is just a girl who got spanked and did not know what a Saddam relationship even was yet right right and did not consent to it again, like nothing about what he was going to do had been previously discussed or agreed upon and the power dynamic of like I mean, you know it's not like a manufactured beady SM power dynamic. It is a real power dynamic. He controls her income and takes it away and like there's just so much actually fucked up stuff happening. Omega I forgot about the most annoying part is like her mom take like picks her up and waits outside the Office for her to get off work all the time, and then finally one day James spader character is like you're going to walk home from now on by yourself and she does it and she's like I felt like I was walking for the first time. And I was like like You needed a man to tell you. You could go on a walk. Yes. She needed this man to tell her to do so many things and it's like not like, I don't like. It just doesn't work. It just doesn't work and it never enters like the various specific detail of she has just gotten out of like an extended stay in the hospital for self harm like that is never really referenced again, it's just kind of used as convenient like there was a whole other set of like you're going through a lot when you get out of a situation like that, but she doesn't seem to really yeah least onscreen doesn't seem to process it at all. It never seems to click it's never like her parents are like. Her parents in cool that the newspapers are there when she's having what could be described as a mental breakdown, but they don't call in old therapist, they're not like. We should like call her old hospital and see if they can get someone over here. Right? It's very confusing because at the beginning he's seen as say he like says to her like if you ever need help with anything like call me, I'll do my best to help you. Yeah like. Yeah, and then he doesn't know. We don't see you yet. They just like bringing at all these people were like maybe you should read about feminism dummy. Weird away for the book to be like I, that feminists have a problem with this movie and it's like. I thought that was a very kind of funny two, thousand, two passive aggressive like. This woman with a middle part and. Is giving a lot of books. She doesn't get it. She's just angry. She's so mad and we don't know why and I mean she's in it for all of two I mean literally to see and she's in the scene where she stops on the jacket and then she shows up at the end to say he was actually a genius, the whole time and what her name is Tricia is that right?.
"secretary" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"The the like hovering or he's just like Like Sweetie and then he just she like she liked turns around like does the like spank me move and he's just like get a condo right? Like just like he's just a character you feel so bad for and she does briefly dates some like other people in a Montag which I feel like the movie would have been better if we'd actually seen her go on these like bad M. dates and like experienced but like very quickly, they're just like, yeah, she tried like throw tomatoes at somebody and this in any way that didn't work so she must be in love with James Spader. So let's move on right. It's like they look like the lamest like s an MD as you could. Probably picked the wrong people off of craigslist relief. The newspaper. Guessing you're putting your ass ads in the newspaper. You'RE GONNA get some some messes. Right. So, then at work Lee puts a worm in a letter to Mr Grey to try to re initiate their bedia some relationship, and it works sort of in that. There's like another encounter, but Mr Gray feels guilty about his behavior and he thinks there's something wrong with him and he wants to suffer ties with Lee. So he fires her and she is devastated. That's when she tries these other dom sub relationships with other men. none of them work out. She gets engaged to Peter because she doesn't know what else to do. But on their wedding day she runs away Allah Julia Roberts in runaway bride to Mr Gray and she's like I love you I wanna be with you I wanna make love and he's like put your hands on the desk plant both feet on the floor and don't move until. I. Come back she takes that note very serious. Does. Not move she doesn't move he. He does different things to test her I. Guess Like We said we he tells Peter where she is. She urinate in the wedding dress he fends like everyone is ends the entire Kathy Movie Basically, everyone we've seen up until this point like comes in to have a little monologue with her where they all talk about him it's never like Haley are you like hungry? No one brings her snack. Her mom brings her ps but that. Brings her some peas but most of them are just like he is brilliant. Isn't he? Oh my gosh. The worm trick was so smart and it's just like. is anyone like a therapist kind of talks to her and then the only person who really gets through to her is her dad who's like reading the Bible right? I was honestly kind of confused I was like is she hallucinating news because she's so hungry and tired and then it's like, no, these people are really here I think we're I got confused like, how did Mr Gray get his ex wife participate in this like she and compliment him, Carl did he call his ex wife before he called the press or did he call the press I? Would I get that? I guess they're divorces since has been settled off screen. Seem very upset in the beginning and now she's gone full circle to, yes. He's genius and somehow he slipped through my hands. She's like I was just showing too much agency analogy et CETERA. The actual person a few times and that didn't click for him. But you were just a perfect, just lanc tablet of a human bright for him to imprint on head. So those so those people were actually there she gets like five hundred copies of co-dependency no more. She reads none of them and then and then he finally comes back after I believe three days of her not sleeping not eating or drinking water presumably pissing and shitting herself, and then he comes back sweeps her off her feet. He takes her home he gives her a bath and then they become a couple. They get married. They fuck on a tree goes off to work. They fuck on a tree he you know he keeps being a lawyer she we're not sure what she does with. A sack because she's not going to the office, right? Does she just stay at home? We don't really know actually by the end of the movie, the one thing we know about her that she is the secretary we don't even know that anymore. We actually end the movie knowing less about her than we started with. That is true. Let's. We don't even know her job she likes like. This. Yeah. This is pretty disempower. In a way equally Inglis as when she began but well, yeah, like this was supposed to be a very happy ending. Yeah. Well, that's the movie. Let's take a quick break and then we'll come back for more discussion. Rimini and I am joined by Mike. Winder at. We are very excited to announce that we are continuing our journey with a new podcast called Scientology Fair game. What is fair? Game Determined Scientology that that is used to describe a was used to describe the. Taking care of, and that's the euphemism Tom Okay threats and enemies of scientology. What it really is is a series of writings and policies directives by L Ron. Hubbard that lay out how you go about destroying someone who is an enemy of Scientology listen to Scientology Fair game on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts..
"secretary" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"In and I will say watching it now I did hate it I saw every problem but I also did see this way where I was like thirteen or whatever, and I was like Oh. My God of course, I thought this was the sexiest thing in the world like him just telling her what to eat for dinner and how of course I'd be like Oh. My God, that's so hot that that someone would take the time and care to do that. I was a latchkey kid I had to feed myself so that obviously super hot to me shore and it's just you know the I. Feel, like it sexualize things in this kind of non sexy way where you're like, okay I guess I can work with this even though I'm still really not clear on who this woman is or what exactly she wants or why she has decided this lifestyle speaks to her right. There's a lot to latch onto with Lee, which is like part of I duNno, it was I was so in and out because it's like, yeah, NAT watching it. Now, the problems are very clear, but it also is like it's very of its time in a lot of ways and I don't know what about the the. That masturbation scene. Very early, two thousands. This, like, just visually trippy like as all girls. No the way we. As. We like envision a flower opening and we're sitting in the middle of it, and then the boy that we have a crush on appears and like wash our hair worse. That's how girls Master Bites is very MTV to visual. Just like fireworks. Green screen. Stuff happening but then again I was just like okay. So she's like fourteen years old like Thing, we were like, okay she's a baby. She's. I think she's probably legally an adult but either way the age gap between her and Mr Gray is pretty substantial and that's the other th. That's enough this is A. I James Spader I hate him so much that words cannot describe how much I think he is the worst. Yeah. I don't know how he gets. I just I hate him so much. But Anyway, that's neither here. Nor there if it was I've heard is very like not nice person really pitcher. Yeah. Oh I thought do you dislike him as a performer I just hate him because I hate his him as an actor I think just the the roles he Tends at least of the ones I've seen that he's in I, find him loathsome like he's in that movie crash like the car crash movie I found him really creepy in that movie I found him really creepy in sex lies and videotape like everything he's in and then this movie like everything he's in that I've seen just find him really feel like this is his last like movie. This is the last time we saw like a hot James, spader? So. Maybe, we celebrate it for that short loan. This is. So. Long? I gotta go being avengers age of altron now. The Black Man. He had a show called the blacklist ray rambling ten years or something yeah. He's been on so many things for ten years that I didn't know. He well, he was on the office to write like after out. Of that's a good name. On Boston legal my mom watched the hat. On Love Boston legal gets a lot of work and I just don't know why I don't I. Don't get it not here for James Spader. I think he's still kind of like riding that like his first wave of success because he was in so many like he was the sexy guy in so many movies, and now he's just kind of set for life or that that's my guess. Secretary Yeah. It's an to sexiness. and. It, it enriches the experience. If you knew like 'cause if I just saw James Spader, that's the guy like, yeah. But because you know like he has this icon like sex icon status. which I don't. Just to be Mr Gray like at no point in the movie is he an interesting or charismatic cared? No like she's just like he's so complex I can see why he's hurting and then James spader just looks like constipated and he's he's just like I gotta go just knockouts and push ups and that's him the entire movie it's just like he's running on a treadmill. Yeah I gotTa Take Care of my orchids. where's your personality Bro Yeah Oh? Yeah. He organs. vaginas symbol in his office, and then you have to you know he's a good guy because he can handle the vagina flowers and not everybody can do that feminist icon. They like kind of set this thing up in the beginning where like it seems like he has dom there's like this X. Woman who comes in and stops all over his stuff and I was like Oh good I'm GonNa love it. If he gets it handed to him but then in the end she's like no, he is a genius and he slipped through my Fingers and I I just wish I had been as smart as you Lee to capture him and it's like wait. So wait you're like so angry and came into his office because this guy who we've literally never heard say anything smart is just so brilliant that you like you just had to storm down there to yell at him to sign divorce papers. What's I? Yeah. 'cause it's a he's like he's a genius at why at lawyer he doesn't even seem like a lawyer by the way. No. We heard. Yeah. There's like one time where he's just like I told you to send the notes on the case house and it just sounds like something lake like a writer was like this lawyers talk we'll just have him say through the door just he can add live Spadaro philodendron worry. He knows the law I'm probably was on Boston legal right. The thing it will say about I mean there's a lot of things to say about James Spader but I was struck maybe it's like my tv but I had to like turn up the volume and turn down the volume so much watching this movie because he speaks like in a whisper. Kept like cranking my Roku eighty and then. Slamming it back down. It was so hard to hear that was the question I actually was going to ask, does it count as passing the test if you can't hear the man theft? Whispering technically doesn't count is Maggie John How just talking toward? Like Because he'll be like. S. Hallway. Step into my off look so quiet. There were pivotal scenes I had to watch like three or four times because I just I can't hear him I-. Roku. One hundred I can't hear. I think all the scenes where he supposed to be. And it's interesting because you know I think it would be better if we saw Lee actually consent to a lot of this approach it with any sort of like passion or excitement like. You know but we really just like headphones on listening to one tape about being blake being a dumb. But most of it is James spader character being like you do this you sniffle too much. I. Think you need to stop touching your hair and he's just projecting all of these things onto her. And it's just so uncomfortable and it's like if you would have just given some of that agency to lease character would have been a little better because his character just isn't interesting enough to carry it in the whole time he's just lake. I think you'd be happier if you just kept your shoes onto your town. and. Then we're supposed to be like Holy Shit. He totally gets this girl self esteem and what she needs. Yeah, she broke the snow glow. We'll before we get to far into it let's do the recap and then we'll, and then we'll really just let loose will loosen up as she is told, she needs to do by Mr Gray. Listen Up, we'll take a ride. We'll drink hot chocolate. Everything she's not old enough to have an adult beverage. Okay. Actually. Let's take a quick break and then we'll come right back and do the recap. Hi It's Jamie here to talk to you about America's number one meal kit. Hello fresh. If you have not heard or tried hellofresh yet I'm here to tell you.
"secretary" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Welcome dubbing arguments. This is episode. Four hundred seven hundred Thomas Smith that's Andrew. Tour's. How you doing Andrew. I am fantastic Thomas. How're you well? You Still mad about secret police arresting protesters, but you know. Otherwise fine I guess we've got a lot of stuff show. We're GonNa Talk About Flynn. We're going to talk about one of the leaders in the evil clubhouse for doing bad stuff in the trump administration, acting secretary, Wolf, and what's going on there and but before we get to that, you wanted to talk a little bit about some Intel on Russian. Interference with Brexit yeah yeah so. So as this is, airing will have given a speech hope you listened to the good thinking, society and skeptics in the pub, UK organized by a friend of the show, and and our our personal friend Michael Marshall I'm going to try and get that audio and the slides and make that available at least two patrons like you know like we do with my speeches. It's it. It should be good right. Marsh sent me. The reluctantly released UK, intelligence report on Russian interference with Brexit and I thought I would highlight a couple of things I. Think are pretty instructive as we face an election here in the US in two thousand, twenty and people continue not to take seriously the threat of a hostile foreign power trying to subvert that election so. Again these are UK, intelligence sources right from a conservative UK, government paragraph, four. What Russia wants the security threat posed by Russia is difficult for the West to manage as our view, and that of many others it appears fundamentally nihilistic Russia seems to see foreign policy as a zero sum game any actions it can take which damage the West are fundamentally good for Russia which it just put in that it has also seemingly fed by paranoia, believing that western institutions have far more aggressive posture towards than they do in reality. There's a sense that Russia believes that an undemocratic might is right. World plays to strengthen which lead it to undermine the rules-based international order while nonetheless benefiting from its membership in international, political and economic institutions I thought that was just. Just an excellent summaries that people understand what we are up against. We are up against Vladimir Putin. A strong man who wants the world to embrace the idea that might is right that strength is power that international institutions are bad and does not have an overarching ideology. He does not prefer Donald Trump, because he donald trump wants to do the same things. He prefers Donald Trump because preferring donald trump hurts the United States and anything that hurts. The West is good for Russia. Many of our listeners know this already, but I think it's worth articulating that that is the consensus of the international community that rushes out to do is to sow discord, and then the question is. Did they interfere with Brexit and the answer is we don't know. Because, the UK did not take seriously the idea that Russia could or would metal in their internal affairs. This is I'm going to include. The link in the show notes Paragraphs forty, two to forty, three and forty, seven to forty eight but basically. When Russia completed the hack and leak operation against the DNC with stolen emails, being made public a month after brexit. That was the point in which the government. The U The British, the UK government started quote belatedly realized the level of threat which Russia could pose in this area, describing that as a game changer admitting quote that prior to what we saw in the states, Russian interference wasn't generally understood as a big threat to electoral processes so far that for a minute that is saying. That Britain looked at what Russia. Did our elections in two thousand sixteen and said Holly Clown Horn we need to be taking these Russian cyber attacks seriously Maybe they messed with brexit too late to find out because we were not on guard. If this makes you nervous about the fact that our government is deliberately not putting policies into place to try and prohibit Russia from interfering in the twenty twenty election Maybe you have good cause for for being concert. so so that's the report. It's a terrifying report because it highlights the dangers of complacency so I will link in the show notes. Go ahead and read it We have a handful of listeners who are super far left unlike pro Russian and get on us, but Russia's geostrategic enemy in their led by dictator man. This is something that the U k. they had taken seriously and I wish our government would take seriously and I'm afraid that it's GonNa be, you know like like Britain You know we're GONNA. Wake up and say Oh, man! That was a game changer. Kinda Kinda wish we'd been thinking about that before all the signs are. Are there. Everybody else knows what's going on except US yeah I. I'm just so alarmed by you. Know the fact that when you describe Putin's view of foreign policy, and how zero sum that that's also trump's view of foreign policy networks like the idea, and it's too bad i. hope that mainstream conservative someday will get away from this, but you know I think a pandemic if nothing else should show that we can work together, and actually all benefit rather than it. Being some sort of contest were it's winners and losers. That would be delightful, wouldn't it? Yeah, by and all et? CETERA? Et Cetera all right? Let's get to now our main segments. Long pre segment. That's okay. That's sort of a sort of a bonus sneaking wildcard there for you. Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's across. You're not aware of any contacts during the course of the election. How many times have to answer this question? Can you just? Large extent it's corrupt and it's fake. Asked the president of Finland to question place? Okay what's going on with Flynn? WHAT'S THE UPDATE? I saw you very active on twitter the other day talking about things that the government may have done incorrectly. I can't wait to hear it. Yep, as we mentioned last week in the Michael Flynn case the DC circuit inexplicably to one Naomi row opinion, ruled that men Damus was appropriate and the judge Sullivan was required under rule forty, eight A to dismiss all. All Charges Against Michael Flynn that opinion is crazy and so as a result Judge Sullivan petitioned for a full review by the entire on bank court of the DC circuit to say that that decisions nonsense. Get rid of it and buy a week a week ago yesterday, the the twentieth of July, the government and Michael Flynn's responses were do opposing on Bonk. They are in and I have to tell you. They're terrible. And the the one thing I wanNA flag is the the least terrible argument across these two briefs is the argument.
"secretary" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"The process so we all have a responsibility as citizens to fight against efforts to misinform voters about their rights about the process and to take various different forms but to be active engaged critical thinkers in the information. We're getting and passing on and at the same per campaigns and not leaders as well so our efforts on election security really focus on those two things and educated me empowering listens to fight back against deceptive practices such critical is protecting the infrastructure system itself with so much going on. What do you think is the biggest risk to this election? Day home or don't vote because they feel they can't they? Shouldn't it's unsafe me. The biggest concern I have and what we're working every day to fight against. We want every citizen in Michigan and beyond to know that and have full faith that they can exercise their right to vote this fall and can do so with faith in our democratic institutions. It feels like a lot it is. I mean he intentionally was set up to acquire all of us to play a role and every Iraq. And so that is if you D and also it's challenge so in all these issues fighting back on elections security making sure that the November election is an accurate reflection of the will of citizens of our country. All of that you know gay gets down to all of the other. Look there's learning right back didn't happen because Lyndon Johnson said no we need Federal Law. It happened because demanded equality inference went to Mississippi and registered voters and showed that courage. Not that is what our democracy really is about. It's about its people and the secretary level it named Nicole to play and I think it's much rather use it to towards partisan and using it towards like engaging everyone outing and in our democracy actually took off twenty secretaries of state to film five months into my tenure. 'cause I was like this is what we're about guys this. Is You know proper the bridge so much of the work that we do in about enabling our systems to be a conduit for the electric's voice voters voice. But we can't do that in my voters. Believe in it believe in the system as well and sixty exerciser vote and demand and times when withheld her oppressed and we do better and tight with them against depression and other thing I mean. Honestly it's why I got politically active because what in two thousand to Al Gore. I was so completely horrified and it was the first moment in my life where I was like. Oh maybe can't be trusted and I promised myself that I would do everything I could. And within my power to help people to vote. And that's when I started driving people to the polls two thousand four. That's when I started driving people to the polls because of what happened in two thousand so identifying thousand votes our country's history so Chris in one state yeah other pieces of this to me is that so much of our history and who we are as a nation as defined by win the election and when that comes down to failures and the system of democracy for whatever reason then our history is defined by things. That aren't accurate. People gain power in a way that is not what the majority of people were mean. We see this in two thousand sixteen much. Our country has changed a response to chronic buyers. So much is decided by an election and I know we feel some times at one. Vote doesn't matter four votes or their householder which I didn't define who we are as a nation and we're seeing what happens when people don't oftentimes people electing the don't reflect the country. I want to switch gears and talk about some of the recent events in Michigan. You've had some I mean. It appears terrifying things happening. They're armed men storming the State House demanding. The governor reopen the state despite overwhelming scientific consensus to the contrary. What is up with that? What's happening. Who are able. It's heartbreaking to see actually when we have a governor who has brought together people are very movies the business community all over the state to inform her decision making should make very clear. Data driven decision in someone is a reflection of misinformation citizens are one in terms of what spurs someone to oppose it this information that they're hearing from different sources that we can be about. Parvin those sources come from a high levels or power. But it's sort of spurred on by permission it was politicize political and partisan agenda. That's not necessarily about the health of our state or communities or families and I think first and foremost I'm so honored to be working alongside governor. Who has been sped fast in continuing to do? What's best for everyone even those who seek to do harm and it's a reflection of good leadership certainly and when you again without being friend history. The decisions that are often made are ones that we make as leaders when they're unpopular right. And and you just hope that everyone power to make decisions and affect us all do. What's right now with popular politics and certainly in times like he'd more important so it's been scary early. It's unnerving days that it's happened winner and you know people with on storming the Capitol building and he just think what is this. What are we become the racial dynamics? Of course well he had was a car doing just sort of see the privilege of a community that have that reaction the communities of caller would have. And you know. Everything's up in Georgia with Aubrey. Martyn Amick to and just real elevations of the issues of criminal justice. And then you always there. You know. I think everyone in our state regardless of your party affiliation should be able to denounce violence in our capital. Yeah we haven't had that. Well that's because we don't have a leader at the highest level. That is able to do that. Yeah leader that was. Put there by an election right. So that's why there's when we have an election coming out. There's all the more reason to ensure winner hurt in the political arena the proper way but yeah so it's been Gosh. I mean even just this week. There was a vote illegal opinion by the Attorney General. The capital condition outlaw firearms and the capital declined to do so. Even people leveraging threats against elected office holders and it's time agreeing fighting and certainty to have that exacerbated by this type of behavior it just really disappointing that all around and I think moments of crisis you can either try to bring up the best. They can bring out the worst. Yeah and I think we all the Jones have a choice that we can make. And certainly what? We're all looking seen great leadership. We're also seeing some the worst behavior that we can see in society. Well and I think that a lot of it is stemming from this lack of coordinated effort in the beginning. It's like wear masks. Don't wear masks. Please don't wear masks your today. We're GONNA wear masks and when it's something as simple as protecting yourself with a mask and that message gets botched and there's no federal guidelines for reopening even though everyone's talking about reopening I think there is no real sort of begin of truth that we can trust. I think fouts using the best job he possibly can be doing in the CDC. I mean we. We heard a few weeks ago that the CDC guidelines and trump is editing them right now but states are already opening up. Wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of blanket guidelines? Were all on the same page? Because I mean as far as I know. We don't have barriers protecting us from other states that are opening where the pandemic is growing at a friend who is the other day and packing my driving through different states and I decide. Don't get out of your car and that state I live in Detroit and even just this morning I learned of our colleague former state. Senator more heard who passed away colonel virus and there's been significant racial disparities in. Detroit in other places in terms of WHO's been affected by this but certainly in communities of Color African American communities have been highly affected across the country. From what reasons because it is being the task force on this in Michigan and elsewhere but losing someone or losing many people to this virus versus not knowing anyone who was affected by it for multiple reasons and therefore being more susceptible to not leaving things that need to protect yourself and the restrictions are good reason for your own good health and my deputy secretary state income landlords attorney Emberley from time he's African American sixties and his experience with this forest. He lost so many people who knows his of big whisper. Portion impact had yet community different. Any experience at somewhere in the world can be might have based on who they know and who's going to factor that plays a little too in front of more reflection of our society and how race connected we are that we can't know or feel compassion towards those teaming would be another place but his experience is very different and also taking. He feeds the disparity the impact on the loss in the buyer viruses..
"secretary" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"In two thousand eighteen Jocelyn Benson was elected as secretary of state in Michigan. It was part of a historic sweep. Where women were also elected to the governorship and to the Attorney General's office then the corona virus hit and Donald Trump went on the warpath personally attacking governor. Whitmer as she fought to get her citizens access to needed medical equipment. Well now he's also attack. Jocelyn calling her a rogue secretary of state for her plan to make sure all Michigan voters can apply to get an absentee ballot. This fall keeping them safe from the virus and ensuring everyone has a chance to vote. Jocelyn joined us to talk about the monumental importance of voting rights in the age of trump and the corona virus. This year we saw the. You're the woman. Two Point Gretchen. Whitmer Dana Nessel Jocelyn Benson Debbie Stamina and the list goes secretary of state of the Great State of Michigan. Four four my duties to invest in my abilities regard. Help me guys. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says. She sees nothing wrong with paper ballots. Secretary of state says the voter absentee ballot. Applications are great way for voters to vote in coming elections without risking their. How ahead of a planned visit to Michigan Tomorrow? President trump is targeting the leaders of the state on twitter president trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state announced that all of the states registered. Voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Benton Secretary of State of Michigan on fighting every day to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Sorry not sorry first of all. Thank you so much for doing this. I really really appreciate it. It's interesting because you have a job that I don't think a lot of people fully grasp what you do as secretary of State in Michigan. You're responsible for overseeing elections. But can you give my listeners? Really an overview of what that entails. And just broadly what? The job secretaryastate position in most states overseas democracy and that means everything from money in politics and regulating promoting disclosure of bat to the actual act of casting a ballot and making sure those votes are counted accurately protecting the security of the process. Anything that goes into ensuring that our democracy runs well flows lows through each state secretary of State and from your perspective. What is the biggest threat to our democracy? And you can do that. Broadly but you can also do that in Michigan. Well Yeah I always say that. A healthy democracy requires an engaged. An informed electorate and so in that way biggest threat is disengaged and misinformed electorate. I think you need both. You need everyone. Voting particular especially systems of underrepresented communities whose voices has historically been at the table and decisions. That are made them. But you also need to to be informed about all the aspects of an issue that they can make independent decisions about what's best for them. We're having our communities so to me really. You need people. Running the system secretaries of state and we need elected representatives who all kind of flow into that any neighbouring and encourage engagement and Commission. Of course the media as well but if you poke short on either of those two metrics those two pieces than democracy is threatened and. I think that's some of what we are seeing today where you have in some cases. Low turnout or disengagement or feeling of apathy or. My vote doesn't matter. My voice doesn't matter which is the exact opposite of which real and democracy or people not having access to accurate information about the decisions that are being made note decision makers that are making them can hold them accountable. We here and we've heard a lot about Michigan this cycle. So what makes it so important in this election besides the Electoral College? And how did it become a battleground? These chicken is a collection of voters that really reflects the entire country in many ways certainly in the Midwest and you've got a very diverse population we've got the largest concentrations for example Arab American voters in the country. We've got strong urban areas with unique stories and history like Detroit and Flint and high levels of communities of color growing Tino population and then a lot of the state is very rural. And so the racial demographics. The economic demographics -cation you have also right next to Detroit. One of the wealthiest per capita community in the country and they got in some ways integregation and many of the problems that afflict and having the country historically are reflected in Michigan. There's a great thing I saw when I personally hear when Michigan accuses the whole country gets a cold that in some ways is a bellwether state. Her a lot of different things is that because of the people because of history because of the community that can indicate how rest of the country like feeling going and attention on our state certainly over the past ten years when it comes to presidential elections. Really underscored that. Well let's talk about November. I want a really sort of dive into what the plan is. Now that the pandemic changed everything. Because I feel like we're going to all be looking to you and to Michigan to sort of figure this out because you you are a battleground state. So what are the plans? How do we ensure that people are going to be able to vote confident that you really? In this age moment of uncertainty. There are two things that are absolutely certain. Bertha guards are elections in Michigan and many other states won the election. In November will happen. It will happen on time will happen on schedule and to citizens in Michigan and many other states will have a right to participate in that election from their home. Coming to you from the Robertson League voting booth here my dining room table. This is Dave. He's at home in Seattle Washington. Dave's done a lot of reporting on. What he says is a simple solution to how America can vote during the pandemic Chins of millions of people in America by mail now every election and it's fine. Washington is one of the few states that runs its entire election through the mail voting by got to walk into the two thousand. We everyone who done food by mail. Basically works by taking two important elements of voting verifying your identity and filling out the ballot and moving them from a polling place to your home or the ballot gets mailed a weeks before the election. They will not have to choose between her health and right to vote which is critical in ensuring back at this moment of historical election. Possibly the most significant election in our lifetime that every citizen knows exactly how to vote and doesn't worry that in casting they're risking their health so armee work really over the next five and a half months or how many weeks are left until November election. Which is coming out of quite quickly is to make sure that every citizen feels confident in the process knows exactly how to ensure their ballots. Catchy counting it there heard and if they are engaged if not even more so than ever before in using the power vote. To hold elected officials accountable. You said before and I agree with you that I feel like a lot of at least the younger generations feel that their voice and their vote does not make a difference. And it's always been hard to get out certain votes. How are we going to do this when there is a pandemic? I know it's going to happen. I know it has to happen. I know it's going to happen on time. I just can't wrap my head around unless you know by some miracle. Mcconnell wakes up and decides you know what everybody should be allowed to vote from home. That's what we're GonNa do this election cycle Howard secretaries of state. Who are leading the way. Alex Padilla in California. Were to implement program where every voter in the state will get balancing automatically. You've got that same. That's been in place for many years in Oregon and Washington champions Guy Secretaries it's actually both sides of the aisle because one of the other really important aspect of this officers. We administered democracy. We make sure everybody is hurt. It's not a heart condition and oftentimes uses that in the past. But that said. I think secretaries of state that either working with my colleagues around the country are working overtime in the vast majority of states to ensure every citizen has that preserved right by mail in Michigan. We've got this unique story. Because in two thousand eighteen voters voted overwhelmingly to amend our constitution to create a right to vote by mail as well as many other things like automatic voter registration and the ability to register to vote on election day. So really what it comes down to in my view is making sure. One voting is a very personal thing so making sure citizens essentially have choices.
"secretary" Discussed on The Big Show
"Eleven o six. Welcome to the big show. That's the big show walk. My Name is Bob Wynne. I keep winding the big show up every day. We've seen some blue skies in fact tell you about fifteen minutes ago here in my basement studio. I saw some sunshine streaming in one of the windows Iran outdoors to see what was going on and by the time I got back out there and gone away. But we're getting some partly cloudy skies. Yeah I know first time. We've seen this really andy. I hear you laughing with me here. This is the first time I've seen sunshine in probably four or five days. Except maybe you know some spotty conditions now. Yesterday I will admit I was nor central. I heard you talking about a special Saima. That usually means we're developing a program to play later date which we'll talk about that coming up but I was in north central Iowa and sunny around four dodge and then I got to Algana going straight up one sixty nine and I got to go got cloudy again and I'll tell you what those folks have had some rainfall last What was the last weekend I guess when Minnesota and sections of Illinois picked up some heavy rain north central Iowa did as well and the What is the of Batna and I think the east four the moines not behaving themselves well in a lot of water along the roadways there. Lot of water in ditches. And that's not a big deal we don't you we don't like to see it there but it's not really a big deal for crops. There is a lot of standing water though is let me know. Lets me know? Those soils were very very saturated when all that rainfall came on them. And you're talking about Casseus County Iowa partner and that is big time good dirt for producing corn and soybeans so that that is a concern without water stan. These fields for sometimes five and six days. We're going to be some holes Out there but that's That's what I did. I got a lot of windshield time yesterday and love every second of it I saw I saw the picture of one of the places that you stopped and it was like what noon or so and I'm going well and I think Secretary Nagy even said I guess it's five o'clock somewhere Don't tip your hand too much as to what we might be talking about but we are preparing to honor another one of the Iowa. Farm Bureau Renew Rural I award winners and we'll be doing that in the next couple of weeks but yeah I was there and it's funny because you talk about these things and I think Secretary Mike. Nag may have had one of the products named after him. How about that is that right. I'm just kidding you. I'm just just Joshua there. These are good folks farm folks and they're producing Some products from things. That grow right there on good old Iowa farmer. Talk more about that. But the the big picture Young Andrew is a looked like everything was planted at least for the first time and like I say there are some potholes standing around and temperatures cool. Today's warm stay. We've I think all week and I'm still you know I'm not talking about running around in cutoff shorts yet because it's It's not what you call hot out there and I believe I've been listening to the weather folks on our flagship station. W. H. O. W. MT here for the last couple of days. We're talking about rain right on through the weekend. It isn't that right. Yeah it depends on where you're at I know there's a lot of enthusiasm For the The three day Memorial Day weekend traditionally. It'd be the start of the you know some are grilling and barbecue and And gathering season. But I've seen a lot of boats being pulled the last days Gotten out So we'll see what happens. outdoor recreation of course the the bathrooms that the state parks or or reopening to what they call the modern restrooms which. I think means the ones with running water. Right that is outdoor outdoor activity Socially distance looks like a lot of people looking forward of at this weekend. And you know director Kayla over to the DNR her family's campers so the the tell you firsthand. What's going on? She gets out and does it. She gets out there and and Their Camper so. I know they enjoy a lot of the parks. State parks in fact Yeah and she's doing a great job and I even mentioned that to her on social media earlier this week and I discovered also a small world connection so the next time I see. Tell Tiller about that to somebody that I know pretty. Well I've worked with quite a bit Apparently is knows that family very good too. So that was a pleasant visit yesterday afternoon and That's a that's another one of those bobbitt's It's been ten weeks or so and it'll be nice when we get to see people again. Yeah no you're right and Looking forward to Getting out like I say yesterday was a huge wonderful break for me Sandy the same way sandy's the folk What the lady that that heads up. You know the renew our program with the Iowa Farm Bureau and she said been longtime that since she'd been out in the countryside as well and it is. It's wonderful and I'm happy to do that. And I always come back Just raring to go and recharged after that. Hey speaking raring to go. Andy we did find out three big things. We need to know right now. A unique start to this summer grilling season when ribs and chops are very popular before checkoff marketing communications director Jason. Then he says the third of all ribbon shop. Sales traditionally occur between memorial and Labor Day as the guerrillas and the Long smokers come out of storage from the winner. More people have gotten into smoking and that longer lower slower cook and so we're seeing an increased interest in shoulders and belly to that point so I think it'll be interesting to see how the parts of the pig sell this summer because people who are home and taking a little bit more time probably have a little bit more willingness to explore and maybe fire up the smoker. Not just on a Saturday or a Sunday. They might be willing to do so in the middle of the week and may need to do that too. Depending on what happens to prices here coming up he says when he corona virus pandemic began consumer stocked up on meet pro protein. Silly thinks some probably still in existence in the freezer and they've got to videos available with handy cooking ideas. Us ethanol heading to China. Look here I posted this this morning. According to three industry sources and shipping data a rare. Us ethanol shipment will arrive in China. Very soon. Reuters has the story about this this morning. That says it may be the first ethanol shipment to hit China. Since the two countries struck the trade the phase one trade deal earlier this year China recently waves some additional tariffs on almost seven hundred American products including ethanol to support more purchases of US farm goods to help meet its obligations in the phase. One trade deal since China made the move. The ethanol industry has been watching for signs of renewed trade of the biofuels and tariffs on. Us That's an all. Were once his highest seventy percent That really kind of prohibited the business from taking place. Line making the agreement. We talked about this with the secretary. Mike Nagy in depth during his address to the food fuel and fiber industry daily on the big show but they've got a cooperative interstate shipment agreement with USDA's food safety and inspection service that will allow some of the smaller processors and lockers to sell state inspected products across state line and the secretary told us. Of course they'd been hearing about the need for this opportunity. What that allows is for small meat lockers and meat processors in the state of Iowa that our state inspected and that want to participate in this program. We'll be able to go through a couple extra steps and remain state inspected but they will be able to then sell their products across state lines. And so this is something that we started down this path last year we were actually approached by several of our meat processors And the Meat Processors Association and asked us to look into this and look into it. They did it took some time. He said to work through the process but he also says consumers can be assured that state inspected. Beef is safe and that it's been federally inspected. Eleven fifteen the show clock and those are the three big day. She'll love at fair-way about that Fairway doing a nice job of featuring a product that we produce so well here in the state of Iowa and that is ground pork. We're GONNA talk more with Joyce hop is coming up here. A little bit as we head into the holiday weekend are getting your grills fired up and Joyce is GonNa talk to us about making sure pork as part of that We need to take a look at what's going on with the weather here. The coalition support. I was farmers. Is the sponsor of the weather right now. And tell you that we are looking at Wet conditions here in the upper mid West through the weekend Nathan Fisher. Stand by though and nate. You tell me what's going on in South America as far as harvest weather real quick well also white conditions down in South America I in Brazil Rio grounded so soap they will see moderate heavy showers today and tomorrow then become mostly dry Starting Sunday until Tuesday temperatures. They're above normal today near to below normal tomorrow then below normal Sunday Monday and Tuesday monographs diesel and Goya's also seeing some scattered moderate showers today mostly in the southern parts of the region. Then they will have scattered showers in the north tomorrow and Sunday than becoming dry Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures above normal today near to below normal tomorrow and below normal. Sunday through Tuesday whether on the big show brought.
"secretary" Discussed on Kickass News
"Of the university of chicago's graduate school of business and a fellow at the center for advanced study in the behavioral sciences at stanford university before returning to washington where he served as secretary of labor secretary of the treasury and the first director of the newly formed office of management and budget under president richard nixon nixon during this period chilton also served as chairman of the council on economic policy negotiated a series of trade protocols with the soviet union and represented attended the united states at the tokyo meeting on the general agreement on tariffs and trade he later became chairman of the president's economic policy advisory board under president ronald ronald reagan before serving as reagan secretary of state playing a key role in implementing a foreign policy that would lead to the successful conclusion of the cold war and the development of strong relationships between the united states and the countries of the asia pacific region including china japan and the association of southeast asian nations sion's since then george shultz has made his home at stanford university's hoover institution where he's the thomas w and susan before distinguished fellow today a secretary shultz joins me for a wide ranging discussion covering everything from the cold war and climate change to economics in the trump tax plan he recalls his close relationship ship with his favourite president ronald reagan and the vital importance of the president and his secretary of state being on the same page he talks about ronald reagan's pershing shing missile moment as a masterclass in peace through strength and the nineteen eighty six tax act as a lesson in breaking through partisan gridlock. George shultz reveals how he knew mikhail gorbachev was someone he could do business with he shares what he saw a meeting years ago with a young vladimir putin and he suggests that president trump may may soon need to have a pershing moment of zone plus. Why ronald reagan never bluffed. Why foreign policy is a lot like gardening and why the prospect of nuclear the war still keeps this old cold warrior up at night coming up with former secretary of state george shultz in just a moment.
"secretary" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"And integrity leave our elections but what about online voter registration what about automatic voter registration what about pre registration for sixteen and seventeen year olds and an for ministry voters more options when and where have you cats ballot in person early voting flexibility voting anywhere in the county not just one location close is to home voting by mail. You know there's no reason why we can't provide more options and choices for voters and maintain integrity and security the elections. That's how i've approached our business. I know many of my democratic colleagues have is what secretary merrill when somebody walks into the booth and in connecticut hit candidate running for secretary of state maybe reelection maybe another candidate. What should they be thinking about what why they are supporting or checking the a boxer. Now you gotta fill in the bubble states for that particular candidate. I think you know since alexander pretty much on the same wavelength blanked on a lot of this but as he alluded to many candidates are not yeah there are different philosophies about voting and most people like to think they're encouraging voting thing but the question is are you encouraging everyone to go and that's where there are very different philosophy so i think somebody should be looking for whether that person has had a kind of a stand on things like how easy is it for you to vote in your state and not just convenience you know. Barriers are there barriers and has has this person tried to overcome some of those barriers. Have you been moving with the times and there's a real struggle going on right now. Elections where you're you've got all the concerns earns about the risks of cybersecurity in the russians hacking elections and so the concern about using more technology versus transparency you know making sure the public understands exactly that their vote is a trusted vote and can be counted properly and that they you know right now. The big debate is about it. Should you have to have a piece of paper that you vote on that. You can then trace. Afterwards is your state in favor are they. Are they auditing afterwards. Are you feeling trust trust in that election and is that person going to maintain your trust. I think that's what you should be looking for. That's a really important point to get to election security. Let's talk talk about that and specifically we all have our family members that are probably already spinning their conspiracy theories about the russian stuffing ballot boxes and things of that nature nature but there is a legitimate conversation about election security. What should what is the legitimate conversation that we should be having instead of like <hes> you know ballot stuffing because once upon a time you know for those who care about elections levels of participation it was just had to get more people to vote and one of the bears is people not truly believing that what if i vote my vote will be counted grads. We have a lot of continuing to do there but now it's even more. That's just what my vote counted about. Willoughby counted as cast out but is it is the book and to go towards the candidate you can i'm selecting or do you know bad. Administration more through cyber attacks or anthony else can outcome be changed so our responsibilities and a whole 'nother level today than it was even just five years ago and we do get together as secretary of state from across the country to compare notes compare ideas. He is in need people to do that. Best practices and for the most part both tournament on the security right all the voting systems that are out there and you should should be tested and certified i that they meet some minimum security requirements and it's not just you know before they're deployed two counties but before every election there's what's called logic inaccuracy in hackers detesting california's one states require paper ballots paper ballots in what's referred to as a voter verified paper trail met it just for counting the results are recount in close races but so you can conduct close election audits and make sure that using machines to help determine that the results assault the tallies the auditing machines for accuracy to so take an altogether. That's gone a long way and assuring the accuracy and integrity integrity of results while we in recent years are upgrading servers and firewalls and utilizing better encryption technology and making sure that whereas cybersecurity one of the one of the key requirement that has kept us with a high level of confidence is not connecting voting system to the interim yeah yeah so we make it impossible awesome to systematically hack oregon election. That's not the only you know to a positive place but that's a critical one. Among all these other messa yeah yeah and also i think technology has changed. Everything and people's expectations are very different even with elections so for example they want the results faster astor. Yeah you know and there are now computerized lists. That's only been in the last ten or fifteen years that we have that the biggest number of calls to my office today today are people that are just realizing that those are public lists yeah a big fight going on about whether there's there's less should be protected. You know privacy considerations of data every time you get a data breach buy target or something like that people flip out 'cause they're private data's out there but voting lists were always always public yeah and so now but now you have in my state two million names on a data list and it's still public so there's all kinds of new issues shoes were dealing with like that at all really relate to technology elections and elections people take it very seriously. They don't want you messing with their vote. You now you can mess with a lot of things but you know there's fights about driver's licenses of what information but their vote people take it seriously it is sacred to lots of people that and these concerns are recent. They really are i. I remember i thought voting rights settled issue after the voting rights act of nineteen eighteen sixty five which was kind of the last big piece of federal legislation that guaranteed people's right to vote and then it was quiet for years. You know without okay okay. We're good now and then suddenly about ten years ago. Well twenty chen really was when all of a sudden everything changed and all these new requirements. It started coming in and started with the photo. ID's that some states started requiring much more stringent ID's for me 'cause i've been around a long time. I've been an elected acted office almost thirty years now and it took me by surprise quite frankly and i should have known it was. It was very politically motivated. I mean and it really happened. After president obama was elected and all of a sudden we started seeing this a lot of states and we tried to respond by actually going the other way in connecticut. I responded spotify saying wait a minute to be easier to body. She says you right so let's make it easy as possible so we did online voter registration and we did election a day registration so now you have to have a waiting period you can register and vote on election day if you didn't get around to it or whatever so there's really been a huge battle in this country now for almost ten years about these issues and they're very complicated by the technology part of it too coming into play now. You got russian hacking now. You've got at all so people all conspired to make people very suspicious about the sanctity of their boat and that's a problem. That's the biggest problem i love. I think intellectual underscores vice darn important voting is power and that's why there's some wanna try to make it hard to take your right to vote away because the sweat they hold onto college and when more people turn out and vote. That's an exercise of power. One of the beautiful things about our democracy in the a polling place doesn't matter if you're rich or poor you know whether he went to college or you know what you do for a living your family has been here for generations or you're just the recently naturalized citizen all equal in the polling place all even register and vote than an exercise that what's you know when secretary of talks other technology collagen in elections. I gotta make this point. It's the very reason why i don't think we will or should see online voting anytime soon yeah in the united the state of american if your credit card attack let the big pain which you can work that out with your bank right if the vote gets hacked that the whole different ballgame when it it comes to who are representatives are in the long term ramifications of and the other thing. I wanted to mention you. She secretarial talked about the the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five what undid.
"secretary" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"And click on that civic patron button to get instant access now while i was in philly it was great running into some of you listen to the show and certainly i love reading your tweets and your emails about how much you learn from sunday civics and how you're putting some of the lessons into practice locales on twitter shared how well she recently saw her state senator in her neighborhood and let her know that she thinks that she is doing a great job. She tagme tweet and fed at l. Jay williams taught that because of our previous episode where we talked about communicating with your elected representatives and how you need to call and talk to them when they're doing things we don't like mike and when they're doing a good job. If it's the end of your state legislative session this is a great time to take a moment and revisit how they represented. Did you in the state legislature this year and either make an appointment speak with them or share a few words with them when you see them at the ten in association barbecue a community event rent or just walking through the neighborhood now. You didn't think there wasn't going to be class this morning. Did you never i hope you are properly hydrated inch and ready to take notes because i'm bringing folks to the front of the class who have certainly taught me something during our conversation we're continuing our who we elect series series this morning with a focus on another elected position secretary estate now. The secretary of state is an elected office in thirty five states and is appointed pointed in twelve others alaska hawaii and utah do not have a secretary of state at all to really understand the role of the elected active position. You really need to get state specific because in some states it's an administrative role for keeping state records or registering businesses but in a a lot of states the secretary of state is also the chief elections administrator that means they administer state elections and they're responsible for protecting the integrity of the vote and also increasing voter participation so while i was here in philly for net roots i talked to two secretaries of state secretary alex padilla of california. Tom and secretary denise merrill of connecticut. They shared with their roles are as secretary of state in their respective states. We discuss election integrity and of course they shared stories of their first civic action taken listen to our conversation denise merrill secretary of the state of connecticut alex padilla california's secretary's day. Thank you very much for joining us and having this conversation the secretary of state in some states the secretary of state is appointed minted but in some states they are elected positions. Both of you happen to be elected. Secretary states so i want to start first with what is the responsibility of the secretary of state in the first place in secretary merrill will start with you okay well. First thing is is that every state is a little different but i think connecticut's pretty standard in the sense that we do a lot of different. Things were almost like a super town clerk's office. We file file business papers for example. I'm the chief business registrar of the state so if you're gonna start a business you'd probably start my office. We publish materials we publish blue books of the states like state almanac. We file all kinds of papers for the legislature but the most i guess famous thing that we do is we are the chief election officer of our state and that means. We are in an advisory role. We oversee elections but more than that in my my state recently we were talking about this is that we see ourselves. As the guardians of the election process and in our state statutes we are assigned the role of of ensuring that everyone votes and so i can do some things around trying to get voter engagement civics. I love civics civics teacher at one time for civic seizure eh and so that that really is part of the mission of the office secretary for deal well similarly every state's different secretary merrill said ed most states but not all have a secretary of state and in most states. There's the secretary of ten elected position but many have an appointed office santa the portfolio if you will vary from state to state but california to sort of possible so the standards are business program division is where most entities business business and nonprofit organizations have to file first before going to whatever regulatory body that day fit in under we have a political political reform division in california care about following all the money and politics. It's our office that receives reports from allstate candidates and state campaigns about where they're raising money from and how they're spending the money so people can go to our website and see those financial reports and see the money in politics most secretaries california as well. The secretary of state is the custodian of the state's archives so we are the the historian for california afforded all copies of every bill. That's been passed and signed into laws in our custody. Lot of papers for various gubernatorial administrations are are in the states archives lot of artifacts as well. Go back to california's constitution. We know there's the united states constitution. Every state has the constitution as well a quick fun fact and california we actually have two originals clouds in english and what isn't spanish interesting because we been a very a diverse state from day one lau but the most visible part of our responsibility is indeed overseeing elections as chief elections officer overseeing zinged policy and administration by counties of motorization laws how distributed and counted and reported in california's one of the states where we also do testing and certification of all the elections equipment. That's being utilized in the state for elections so you know my two points of entry with the secretary of state's office i live in new york was the first one i started my first business sprite and so you have to go and you file these is papers and they have to be notarized and you send it to the state and they send it back to you and they're like congratulations. You're officially a business right. That was my first and i was like what is the secretary of state like position. Ours new york is appointed so it wasn't until later that i realized that wait why in other states is this an elected position sort of then began to see the varying differences in different states in what the secretary of state portfolio holds and then it was then that got to the point eight of its connection to elections particularly having done election reform and voter engagement work for some time he was asking myself the question who's responsibility. Ludi is it to make sure that people get registered to sort of be the face of electoral participation and also the security of our election and what process and i was like yes secretary state and then i was like oh yeah. I don't really like one which is different. You know what what are you talking about being that chief officer disorder champion voter participation in a different way right because you're talking talking about making sure the process itself is working making sure that people's votes are counted and and i know secretary. Do you have a particular the way that you wanna talk about being counted. What should someone who is evaluating what secretary of state candidate they want. If they're going to go elect person what are some of the things they should be looking for in evaluating that person's candidacy so i think look if we all think that to the high school government class at least it was the case when i was in high school you learn a little bit about six and importance of registering to vote and voting in every election cadets are quote unquote democracy works best when as many people were eligible participate so my not to <hes> civics is it was my high school government teacher. Mr alex vesa insisted that i registered about when i turned eighteen you check my birthday wouldn't let me leave the classroom feel about that form stack up on on his desk but if we agree with that premise that our democracy works best as many people participate. It's sad to see that that's not the case in every state that not every secretary secretary of state is committed to that philosophy making sure that everyone is does community registered without obstacles without barriers that everybody could easily cast their ballot without obstacles without barriers should be non-partisan but in the day that we're living in it's sad to see that will you got the red states where where they make it harder to register for citizens and invest a couple of elections. Take you off the rolls and there's not enough polling places and not enough voting booths and they just they make it a real house. Other states they tend to be blue states democratic secretaries or the business of how to make it easier to maintain the security.
"secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Politically that i ash carter have assumed before i passed it onto him that political and moral responsibility ability and i've been up all night asking all the questions and making sure that we had good answers that seemed reasonable expectation and when i did that he didn't do what he'd have to do if he came to doubt me which is turned his staff and say would you guys check this that is what someone who doesn't fully trust what he's getting from secretary defense does i didn't wanna be someone he didn't fully trust now i'm not gonna say that you know he trusted me in all things at all times and so forth but i worked very carefully over time convincing them that i wouldn't send lightly send him a proposal unless i had really tried to put myself in his shoes first he deserves after all he's out a president's out doing all kinds of other stuff and so in my lifetime it's changed over time i think you have have oversight of complex ops today that's not wasn't true during the cold war and it was just kind of all or nothing and yet as secretary defense don't want people in the white house or people around town iser jump being the chain of command on me but they best way to avoid that has to be a secretary of defense whom the president feels is scrubbing things as much as he would have any you knew present upon credits bama was eight demanding person and i respected that i think you should be demanding of you're stabs demanding i need my staff is nice to them is always courteous to me but he was in patient sloppiness any darn well oughta be darnall it'd be i went way over time i was a two into this the book is inside the five cited box lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the pentagon there's a million other great stories in the book everyone should read it if you wanna know just a piece of what that job is like ash carter thank you so much for doing it thanks really good to be with you as always nitrogen and about the world happy july fourth.
"secretary" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Oh my grandkids love that being green guy, I prefer the one with the hammer myself. Okay. I think we're done here now. Get all your favorite apps shows and movies, right? On contoured TV from Cox. Just a few hours after ordering one thousand more troops in the Middle East in the midst of rising tensions around the president who you see they're standing at the podium for his reelection rally we're monitoring that for news. The acting secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan who he ordered those troops to go to the Middle East announced. He's stepping down after revelations about domestic violence incidents involving his son and ex wife more than seven years ago. Shanahan's ten years acting secretary already set a record the longest the country's gone without a Senate confirmed, secretary, defense, and now with his drawl vacancies likely to continue indefinitely at a time when the Trump administration is blaming a Ron for tax on mentally shipping and threatening to retaliate leadership vacuum, and the Pentagon has left an opening for some of the president's most bellicose advisers who've been pushing action against Iran for years. One of those advisers secretary state, Mike Pompeo just paid a personal visit US central command Centcom, which oversees the US military in the Middle East. He did this fight. The fact he's secretary seat has no role in defense departments. Chain of command, according to pump, the president has no desire to go to war. We have been engaged in many messages, even this, this moment, right here, communicating to Iran, that we are there to deter aggression. President Trump does not want war, and we will continue to communicate that message wall doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region, and joined now by former secretary of Defense William cone. The secretary does it matter that there is not a confirmed. Secretary of defense. I think it matters that there is a lack of continuity in the office. Yes, whenever you continue to have the churning of personnel..
"secretary" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Secretary alexy's are welcome to politicos pulse check thanks dan great to be with you the drug price plan that you've been giving speeches on that your team has deployed to talk about is this the top priority that you have from the president right now yes although i've got four main priorities but at the moment this certainly is the top and i can tell you of all things that i deal with with the president and that we deal with her at hhs as i've said i have not had a single phone call or meeting with the president where drug pricing has not been top of the agenda i could be in talking about the opioid crisis and drug pricing is going to be also on the agenda two brings it back always how would the president judge success of this plan how would the american people judge in your mind so success will be around really the four problems that we're trying to solve the first is list prices dulas prices start moderating and eventually go down on do we start getting better negotiated deals in party and for the first time ever successfully bring negotiation and discounting in part b that's our so that's the retail program part d is the retail drug program for seniors so physicians and so that's when you go to the pharmacy part b is the physician administered drug program and those of the ones where you're going to your doctor's office or a hospital and you're actually getting an iv and your infused by the doctor or the doctor is injecting you we don't get any real discounts they're so do we get distort seeing negotiation systems of negotiation and discounts there are we able to reduce third problem reduce patients out of pocket spending at the pharmacy or when they get the bill from the hospital and finally are we able to bring greater fairness around foreign investment foreign country investment in rnd are they starting to pay more.
"secretary" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"It is always better if they can come to us with solutions that don't have unintended consequences that can deliver and put american patients i on the objectives that we've talked about but if they don't that ain't gonna stop us we're moving forward you can be part of this giving us your best ideas or you can be obstreperous but it's happening changes coming i'm dan diamond this pulse check and that that is the voice of each secretary alex as our who is today's guest the secretary has been on a week long tour to explain the trump administration's new plan to lower drug prices and i joined him had headquarters on thursday morning to discuss exactly that we didn't have a lot of time but we covered a fair amount of ground from his conversations with president trump to how taxpayer should judge the success of their proposal and why some ideas that candidate trump proposed didn't make the president's final plan check the show notes and you can see time cues for the conversation of course this isn't our only look trump and our grug plan if you'd like another perspective checkout wednesdays podcast which featured interview with tim garage who ran point for the obama administration on their drug spending reforms you can find that in the podcast feed and if you have feedback or suggestions on pulse check let me know i'm deamond at politico dot com where you can rate us relieve a review on your favorite podcast player we check the apple podcast reviews every day and with that here's hhs secretary alexander.
"secretary" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"King unmitigated chaos in the white house and those voters went to the polls today on one of the most chaotic days yet here is a quick rundown secretary state rex tillerson was fired apparently without warning any presidential tweet to replace tillerson the president tap cia director monk pump mike pompeo and ran hawk and benghazi conspiracy theorist who has been a top recipient of campaign funds from the coke brothers to replace pompeo trump chose deputy director gina bill who ran a secret prison known as a black site under the bush administration where suspected terrorists were tortured she also assisted with an order to destroy cia evidence of said torture in waterboarding videos all that news nearly buried yet another massive story that trump's longtime personal aide jon mcentee was fired and escorted off the white house grounds amid a secret service investigation into alleged serious financial crimes then tonight house democrats dropped eight new revelations about the rush investigation just hours after the washington post reported the roger stone it boasted of knowing about the wikileaks emails months before they republic released talk about all those stories but we start with tillerson who described his own firing this way received a call today from the president united states had little afternoon time from air force one also spoken to white house chief of staff kelly tillerson says he got the call at noon which was hours after trump had tweeted out the tillerson would be replaced a senior state department official told me news that tillers learned his firing from that tweet sources familiar with the situation disputed that claiming chief of staff john kelly called tillerson on friday and said trump intended to ask him to step aside but today the state department released a remarkable document a statement that read in part the secretary had every intention of staying behind because the critical progress made natural security the secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason for his firing now the author that statement steve goldstein the fourth highest ranking officials state he was then fired tillerson and trump course have long had strained relationship tillerson even reportedly called the press.
"secretary" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"But at the same time you have a secretary of state that hasn't fields many if any of the top jobs in the agency swing if you could help us understand in practical terms what that lack of staffing means what isn't getting done and what troubles you about the proposed cuts and the seeming refusal to hire team sure work this is the you know of all the different transitions i've witnessed on seem five or six of them from one administration to another over the course of my career now this is the slowest one in terms of putting people in senior positions i think as you're saying in the state department there is only about two or three of fifty positions that have to be confirmed by the us senate in which he actually of appointees in place and i think probably about forty percent of our embassies overseas right now are lacking an ambassador so that course you i think in a number of different ways in part because it's probably going to be the beginning of two thousand eighteen before you have you know some critical assistant secretaries in place know the ones running the big regional bureaux covering the middle eastern asia or europe and that comes at a cost i mean i attends to marginalize the state department in washington terms where you know you not represented consistently at a senior level second marginalize is you sometimes with foreign governments who get con accustomed to working around the state department and third i think it marginalize his diplomacy and the sense in the wider rorick of american foreign policy and it kinda reinforces a pattern that we've seen in my view any way all too often since nine eleven where the tool of first resort in america national security policies the us military i have enormous admiration for the us military is by far the best and most effective in the world.