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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"In the 20th. Trump wouldn't say what his plans were for the inauguration. I'll be honest, I know the answer, but I just don't want to say get Jennifer King Washington President Trump spoke to reporters of the White House after a Thanksgiving conversation with U. S military members overseas. How is Kuwait doing? Trump renewed claims that fraud and crooked local officials in battleground states led to his election defeat? It's gonna be a very hard thing to concede. Because we know there was massive fraud. He says He's going to Georgia on December 5th or rally to boost to Republican candidates facing runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate. Maybe I'll go twice. That's very important that we win those races, Trump told reporters. He will leave the White House if the electoral college votes in Joe Biden by the December deadline. Certainly I will and you know that. But I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now in the.
Angry Trump promises rally in battleground state of Georgia
"Despite dozens of legal and procedural set backs president trump continues to challenge the results of the presidential election president trump spoke to reporters at the White House after thanksgiving conversation with U. S. military members overseas hours Kuwait doing trump renewed claims of fraud and crooked local officials in battleground states led to his election defeat that's going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud he says he's going to Georgia on December fifth for a rally to boost to Republican candidates facing run off elections that will determine control of the Senate maybe I'll go twice and it's very important we win those races trump told reporters he will leave the White House if the electoral college votes in Joe Biden by the December deadline certainly I will and you know that but I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now on the twentieth trump wouldn't say what his plans were for the inauguration I'll be honest I know the answer but I just don't want to say it yet Jennifer king Washington
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Mark Simone
"On 7 10 w. O R. Now it's the Dave Ramsey Show. Today, everyone I'm Ron Insana Happy Thanksgiving as markets here at home, of course, are closed for this uniquely North American holiday. Overseas markets, though continued to trade with Europe, mostly lower and Asian markets, mostly higher. Today, Japan's Nikkei hitting a multiyear high above 26,000. It's still about 13 almost 14,000 points away from an all time high, But Japan's Stock market has been rallying sharply over the last several weeks. Aside from that a relatively quiet day around the world as a players and contemplate the remainder of the year wait for a vaccine that will allow some normality return return next year, and economists as we move towards the end of the year, are taking their pencils out and trying to figure out how much growth will see in 2021. Whether we'll see a rebound of meaningful re mounted corporate profits and whether or not we'll see programs coming from Washington that will help alleviate the strain of the pandemic. Meanwhile, just on another market Bitcoin fell 10% today after it appears that some margin trading or used borrowed money. Buy Bitcoin has been disallowed it some exchanges, and that's prompted a 10% decline after what was a near record price for Bitcoin. Yesterday I'm running Senate for New York 7 10 W. O R..
The C.D.C. is considering shortening its recommended quarantine period.
"The U. S Senate for Disease Control and Prevention, considering shortening its recommended two week quarantine period for people to have come in contact with people who have The virus. The CDC is now finalizing the guidelines to recommend a quarantine period of 7 to 10 days with a negative cove in 19 test. This is, according to the Wall Street Journal Agency officials are still determining the exact length The quarantine and what type of test would be needed to end it.
Trump's trip to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers' baseless voter fraud event is cancelled
"President Trump calls off a meeting with his election legal team in Pennsylvania President Trump canceling a planned trip to Gettysburg this afternoon for what the campaign is calling a hearing on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. The president was set to join Trump Campaign Attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, certified its results and it's 20 elect wars for Joe Biden on Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania's Senate majority leader and the state's House majority leader, both Republicans, wrote in a joint op ed In October that the Pennsylvania General Assembly does not and will not have a hand and choosing the state's presidential electors or in deciding the outcome of the presidential election. In Washington. John Decker Fox News,
California sent jobless benefits to death row inmates
"An April fool's joke. But this is November. KCBS is Tim Ryan. Has reaction to reports that California's employment Development Department is so overwhelmed that it's sending unemployment checks to death row inmates and many others behind bars. We knew months ago that inmates were gaming, the employment development Department here in San Mateo County 21 were charged with filing false claims in several pleaded guilty. But on Tuesday, prosecutors around the state outline what may be the largest case of fraud in California history. But it's incredible chairman. It's very sad because a lot of those under It's a millions of dollars that have gone to prisoners in San Quentin and on death row could have gone to people at home who are struggling right now I need to put up meal on the table. State Senator Jerry Hill of San Matteo is chairman of the Senate's Labor Public Employment of Retirement Committee and is held hearings on the DDS inability to process claims. Fort Deserving Californians. The system, he says, was nowhere near prepared for massive unemployment and all of a sudden when that triples and quadruples in numbers and immediately it put such pressure on the system that In the training that's necessary that they could not deal with it. Fraudulent checks that went to notorious killers, including Cary Stayner and Scott Peterson could total AH billion dollars, according to the Sacramento D. A.
Biden announces key Cabinet picks, including historic firsts
"Joe Biden has announced some key Cabinet picks, including some historic first He introduced six members of his foreign policy and national security teams yesterday. CBS is Nicole Killian Reports. America is back flexing diplomatic muscle. President elect Joe Biden introduced the six socially distance members of his foreign policy and national security teams. No, Tell me what I need to know not what I want to know. And Mr Biden will now be up to speed on intelligence matters as President Trump finally signed off on sharing the presidential daily brief. The president elect's national security team includes the first Latino nominee for homeland Security secretary, the first woman to lead the intelligence community on the first climate envoy to have a seat on the National Security Council, former Secretary of State John Kerry, who vowed to rejoin the Paris climate accord. You're right to rejoin Paris on day one. And you're right to recognize that Paris alone is not enough. The president elect urged the Senate to give his nominees a swift hearing. But some Republicans are already pushing back on Twitter. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton described Biden's picks is panda huggers, who will only reinforce his instincts to go soft on China. While Florida Senator Marco Rubio criticized their Ivy League background, chiding they'll be orderly caretakers of America's decline. I'm pleased to have received the ascertainment from G s a Day after the GSC approved a formal transition. Mr Biden's team is in touch with all federal agencies and Dr Anthony Fauci. Already we're working out meeting with the covert team in the White House and how to not only distribute but get up from a vaccine being distributed to person able to get vaccinated.
Claims of election fraud risk Senate race for Georgia Republicans.
"Of election fraud risk senate race for georgia republicans. Uk's four nations will relax covid restrictions to save christmas and trump scrambling to sell indigenous holy site to mining company. It's wednesday november twenty five life. I'm anthony davis. Donald trump's baseless attacks on the us election maybe endangering republican chances of keeping control of the senate as republican candidates in twin january. Runoffs in georgia tried to drive voters to the polls while amplifying trump's claim that the system is raked the state on tuesday at trump's request began. Tallying it's five million ballots for a third time which officials expect will again confirmed democratic president. Elect joe biden's statewide victory. That has senators. David perdue and kelly low-floor threading the needle on the campaign trail calling themselves the last bastion against democratic priorities without explicitly. Admitting trump lost the november third election the january five runoffs critical for each party while biden narrowly carried the state. Georgia has not elected a democratic senator in two decades losses by both perdue and low floor would deadlock the senate giving vice president-elect kamala harris the tie breaking vote some republican officials say. Trump's repeated attacks on the election is rigged could depress turnout among his core supporters. Many republicans were two points right now where they don't trust the outcome of the system. Gabriel sterling republican official who oversees voting systems. Said on monday as news conference. All we can send. This is going to wind up. Suppressing the votes to a degree absolutely trump's unsupported allegations that election fraud caused his defeat. Have gained no traction in court where he has suffered a string of legal setbacks but he's rhetoric is having an effect a reuters ipsos poll last week found half of republicans believe trump rightfully won the us election even as officials across the country found no evidence of fraud. The party's civil war in georgia could turn off moderate voters who might otherwise be inclined to support the republican incumbents.
Immigration, executive action top Biden preview of first 100 days
"Elect Joe Biden previewing his agenda for the 1st 100 days in office. In an interview, Biden said one of the biggest priorities is to take action on an immigration bill. I will send A immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people. America, The former VP would also eliminate executive orders President Trump made concerning the environment.
"senate" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Yep i agree so please please get out the vote in georgia turn blue and we may have yet another second chance in the more leverage we build up the better so the biden administration this week announced Some of its new members. I guess we can go through those Informer audience get your opinion andrea Some of these folks for secretary of state replacing rapture fiend and friend of the fsb. Mike by the way you should be keeping an eye on his dealings in the middle east. We have time. We'll get without. But he's been hanging with netanyahu and nba s and a whole bunch of criminals. While they sell off our military equipment. It's very bad anyway. I don't think that anthony blinken is going to do that. And this is the thing. Actually we have to think about when we look through these trump administration officials. It's like first secretary of state truck brought in was rex. Tillerson the recipient of the order of friendship medal from vladimir putin and an oil tycoon. And so like the baseline standard here for all of these people are so low. So there's a sense of relief like oh we'll thank god. He didn't get a medal from an autocratic. Thank god he's not trying to bring about the apocalypse how refreshing but nonetheless We need to keep a critical eye on these folks because as we said before. The lack of vigilance is what led us into the situation. Years some info about lincoln. He was the deputy secretary of state. During the obama administration needs a longtime friend of biden. He has served in foreign policy positions during multiple democratic administrations including a member of the national security council in the clinton administration and deputy national security adviser. During the obama administration he was staff director for the senate foreign relations committee. When biden was chairing that panel and then later on was vice. President biden's national security adviser so much like the other biden picks very experienced. Somebody you know biden personally knows well but who also has a long resume of actual government service again seems very novel after four years of the trump administration. Gio thoughts in the sky andrea yeah. I'm super thrilled. Yeah i am i am. I think you know all those years of obama's foreign policy which i've always on this show was spread too thin and you never wanna draw a red line not enforce it which shows weakness and and again in utter lack of accountability in syria and syria is one of the great tragedies of course of our time and that karma is on all of us all the millions of refugees it created and allowing assad the butcher to stay in power backed up by putin giving rush mass murderer regime a terrorist regime a big military base. Now by its proxy state syria that it's propping up giving it a big military base now on the mediterranean so bama's foreign policy is also got us trump. He was week on putin. They all those ridiculous videos. We saw of carry his counterpart. The kremlin lavrov rob walking around in circles pretending to do diplomacy. When really there's no negotiating. Terrorists biden during that time was always seen as the one trying to push obama to be stronger in standing up to putin and being stronger for supporting ukraine with ukraine's revolution in two thousand thirteen. Heading into two thousand fourteen. When the first protesters were murdered by putin's puppet yanukovych it was biden that i heard that got ukraine into state of the union address at january two thousand fourteen and that was just such a wonderful moment for all of us ukraine watchers because it was that necessary recognition for this fiery revolution. That was being completely mischaracterized. Successfully by the kremlin's propaganda that was china painted as a far right neo. nazi uprising. A lot in the press. We're really going with that line. And so good on biden for being such a strong champion of ukraine. And all the stuff. That biden was saying and ukraine's parliament saying. Get your act together. Clean up your corruption. That the kremlin is weaponising at against you. Yes he's right in the same goes for the united states and all the stuff that republicans and trump and and russian propaganda like to try to get. Buy in trouble over. Which was you know biden calling for the firing of that crap prosecutor general ukraine that was music to the ears of any ukrainian civic society leader. That was music to the ears of any anti-corruption reformers in ukraine that needed to be done. The guy was corrupt and everyone was calling for him to finally be sacked. I have a lot of faith in biden's foreign policy. I think a lot of his ideas were getting held. Back by obama's foreign policy team and i'm really grateful to see this team that he's putting together led by blinken. Who famously called out. Obama for drying a red line in the sand and saying superpowers like america. You don't blink. You don't show weakness like that it creates this tech's of weakness and putin's strength than aggression fill that vacuum power with the utter lack of leadership there in syria. So i want to caution. All the idiots out there not to twist all of this into Being a warmonger. Anything like that. You simply need strength and standing up to bullies You need to have common cause you need to build a really strong coalition. And i really do believe under biden lincoln that they're the ones that are going to do it and i think they're going to contain putin's aggression and really smart ways and using peaceful measures of pressure to do it and what you're going to get over the next four years when putin doesn't like that medicine is. You're going to see a lot of disinformation spread trying to paint them as warmongers because the pressure is really going to hurt and isolate putin and no one's going to pose for pictures with them in many more on the world stage with america being hobbled under trump..
"senate" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"According to mafia dynasty politics where entire families are deemed above the law like the mass murdering sackler family for example in child traffickers immersed in massive espionage plots like jeffrey epstein Julian maxwell now have more of a voice in us politics than the everyday citizen. This is a vile an unsustainable situation in ignoring it is what led us to this point to begin with the point of cracking down on trump and his crime coal is not about revenge and it is certainly not about partisanship. It is about preventing these crimes from occurring again and protecting the american people from dangerous criminal elites who have stolen our livelihoods and opportunities andrea thoughts. Yeah i as we talk about all the time you and i. It's the fear of the under the radar threats that were up against trump. Did people like us. A great service by being so over the top and this extreme Model of what. We're up against a. He was this frankenstein. Monster of all the corruption all the utter lack of accountability. All the blood money sport of washington and and beyond capitals like london and brussels. Why i'm worried about is that we're going to go back to how it was when we all felt such immense relief and excitement over barack obama becoming president two thousand eight and there was this feeling of hope and that we were turning a new page in america and people went on autopilot and they stopped paying attention and what happened karl rove engineered a successful takeover of republican states. He flipped all these state governments. And then you had. Republicans grow stronger and obstructionist in the senate. And then you had all this corruption flourishing and trump is the inevitable rise of that. And so what we really want to warn. People is just because we don't have the benefit of a screaming frankenstein monster haunting our dreams at night and are waking hours. It doesn't mean that the threat is gone. We are not out of the woods. The only thing that's really happened. Is that a president. Biden is buying us some time and during this time we need to dismantle the systems allowed a trump to flourish. So one thing. I'm very nervous about. Is all of these shallow but well intentioned calls for unity. How can you have unity with people that are brainwashed to dehumanize you and to attack you that brainwashing is being driven by the tech. Fascism a facebook. An now you have parlor which is supposed to be a wild wild. West totally unregulated social media place for conservatives to spout their bat shit crazy nonsense and that was of course founded by the mercer family which gave us cambridge analytica which was the militarized propaganda. Firm co founded with white supremacist leader. Steve bannon and cameras. Analytica was a key piece of muller's investigation of how it tipped the scales illegally by stealing the data a eighty seven million facebook users legally and then pumping them full of all. This disinformation tried to tilt the election towards not just trump of the republican party in two thousand sixteen and all of those vile tech fascism as it should be called all about is continuing and so how are we supposed to have unity with people that are stuck in these information silos that have completely perverted understanding of the world around them especially when we need these people to trust a government administered vaccine so all of this information on talking about. It's a huge culture that permeated into the highest halls of power which is not just trump's white house but the us senate so we're stuck with these coltish clowns in the us senate. You had a doctor of who's focused on this pandemic who testified before the senate and he was shocked. That senate committee kept asking the doctor about hydroxy chloroquine a drug pushed by breitbart and the trump family among other far-right propagandists and it turns out that trump had to financial connections to people that were benefiting from it and he was shocked that the senate just recently was in a hearing was pushing pushing pushing this drug that all the data shows does not help with krona virus. It's not one of the treatments at all that we should be looking at all. That's all been debunked not really conspiracy theory at this point. And he said the reason why the senate was grilling him on. This treatment is because they were getting their information from their own little information silo. Their own little disinformation echo chamber. The senate is supposed to be above the fray of us politics. it's always been seen as the higher chamber the adults in the room. It's now a breitbart. Disinformation echo chamber on the republican side. Clearly and so unless we dismantle all these systems that allow disinformation to flourish. How are we going to have unity as a country. How are we going to have a successful rollout of a vaccine when all these people can be driven mad into thinking. This vaccine is a government conspiracy to insert microchips inside them. So what we're telling you is that yes. It's a huge relief that biden as president. But what you're going to see as he comes to power and as he starts making adult decisions and as he starts rolling out this vaccine that we need to take an order to save lives. Sabre healthcare workers reopen schools. Bring our economy back. You're going to see a rabid backlash against all of that and you're gonna see it driven by trump and the coltish army that he has created and it's not going to end until facebook is broken up. It's not going to end until mark zuckerberg is removed from power somehow and basic finally. Does the right thing or forced to break up. It's not going to end until we have laws in place against the harmful. Life destroying virus of disinformation. Yes i absolutely agree. And i feel like these calls for unity are so facile because they never say on what premise this should be based on. It's like all these calls that we need to have trust on our institutions just for the sake of trust but that trust is without merit when an institution institution or institutional actor has proven they cannot be trusted and in some cases. Like look at william bar for example. They flaunt their disregard for their position. Their disregard for public service their disregard for the truth. And so. I think what we need to emphasize here and this goes for the biden administration as well is honesty over unity and justice over peace and i think whatever unity flows from that will be a true unity. And that is the reason that i emphasized going after the criminal impunity because while i think you know in many ways there is a divide between you know i've never felt like our country's bifurcated. It's not like there's two sides like the biden side and the trump side. There's a massive gray area of people who don't fit into neat little political boxes or who likes some things about you know each of the parties but just like it. The party apparatus itself i think disillusionment is the main mood of this country and that disillusionment stems from things like elite criminal impunity from watching for on end wealthy people getting away with whatever they want. Whatever brutal action that does trickle down to us is ordinary people. I mean that's why. I named the sackler family before the opioid paddlers. They destroyed my state of missouri. They help to do that. They destroyed so much of the country and they get off scot free. That's the kind of thing that unfortunately brings people together. And i say unfortunate. Because i wish that none of us had to deal with this problem. I wish we didn't have to deal. With the sackler family with jeffrey epstein with harvey weinstein with all of these examples of very wealthy powerful people who get away with crimes for decades on end because people are intimidated into silence or because they're complicit or because there's just this attitude of oh well they're famous. They're rich they're important. They fund political parties. They can get away with whatever they want. I think everyone hates this. I think it truly transcends party lines. I think are plenty of people who voted for donald trump. Who also hate this and yes. It is a massive paradox that they voted for donald trump because he embodies this to such a degree but it goes back to what you just said about information. Silos in about disinformation being put through facebook and fox news. And all of these places where trump fans Acolytes going looking for information. It's very easy to get led down this. Wormhole which is why i think that we need to have congressional hearings and just very transparent very open investigations into all of this corruption to all of these networks. You see over and over again. Not just the same names. But the same institutions places like deutsche bank for example show themselves with trump with epstein with the russian mafia. With kushner with you know dirty american plutocrats like it happens over and over again like there is. There are things that we need to get out. There thinks we need to air out. And i do have some faith that when people know the full truth of this level of corruption and the level to which our institutions have betrayed us and have abandoned the american people that at least will be we will be unified. Maybe in that and we will push for something better. I sometimes get emails from former trump voters who read my book or listening to this show and it changed their mind. I mean i think these are people who are starting to question things anyway or they wouldn't have been bothering to read my work to begin with but they are. their worst..
Challenges Await Next Treasury Head
"Former federal reserve chair janet yellen has been at the forefront of us economic policy for decades. If she's confirmed as treasury secretary she'll be taking on a new role during a time of deep political division and significant economic challenges. Joining me now to talk more about yellen's career and the roadblocks she could face going forward his wall street journal senior writer john hills and wrath. Hi john thanks for being here her. They're great to be here. So john janet yellen if confirmed would make history here as the first woman to lead the treasury after also being the first woman to lead the federal reserve. Tell us more about her extensive resume and what's led up to this moment. I don't think that's the big history being made here. The big history is that she's the first human regardless of gender to be treasury secretary chairman of the council of economic advisers and federal reserve chairwoman. So she's had a tri factor. If you add in the fact that she's also a tenured professor from berkeley then. She's hit a grand slam. This is an achievement that no person regardless of gender has achieved and the realm of economic policy. Making you know. I compare her to george shultz the republican. Who served as secretary of state for ronald reagan and also treasury secretary secretary of labor and director of management budget under richard nixon. This is just a person with about as complete resumes. You can get so. Let's talk a little bit about her previous roles as opposed to what treasury secretary rigby much less political role than treasury secretary. What about her past experiences in washington have prepared her for that. And where might we see some challenges if for her taking on a more political role. The fed is a very close in academic place. They kind of pride themselves on not getting into the mix of political debates and being. I wouldn't even say bipartisan. But eighty partisan nonpartisan. Janet yellen did serve as the chair of the council of economic advisers in the clinton administration in the late nineteen ninety s so. She has had exposure to political debates with big personalities. It's interesting though. She's married to george echo off. Who is a nobel prize winning economist in his own right and when he won the nobel prize back in two thousand and one he wrote in his autobiography about the challenges that she faced kind of managing the point ical heat waves of washington the role. He played in supporting her so she's walking in to an environment right now. That is going to be very heated in very point ical. There's gonna be a lot of fights over how much spending the government should do to get the economy out of recession and how much debt it should take on in the process. And she's going to be right in the middle of it. She's a very highly credentialed individual. And i think our challenge is going to be managing the human part of it the political part of it with republicans on capitol hill and the inevitable divisions that are gonna show up inside the biden administration itself. How do you think she will work with congress. She has support among democrats and republicans. Well you know. She knows her way around washington. That's clear and as fed chair. She did have to deal with congress. She had to go up there and testify on a regular basis to give reports on the economy and monetary policy and regulatory policy. So she knows her way around capitol hill one of the reasons that i think that president elect biden chose her is a because it does seem like she's going to have buy in from the progressive wing of the democratic party. She's actually very close to elizabeth warren and also moderates among democrats and then i would say she has a chance with some moderate republicans to try to win them over republicans in the senate in particular to try to win them over on some big debates. And that's where. I think she's going to end up focusing a lot of her attention. You know if she can hold the democratic party if i should say biden can and then win a couple of middle of the road republicans than they might be able to get their way on really big questions about fiscal policy and stimulus and driving this economy out of recession. That was really devastating and twenty twenty and that brings us to some of the key challenges. What do you think some of her first actions will be treasury secretary. And what are those big challenges. She'll be facing from the start. There's so much and this is one of the issues where the job. The treasury is much different than the job at the fed. The job at the fed comes down to two or three things. They gotta make a decision. Every eight weeks about whether interest rates should stay the same or go up a little or go down a little. And then they've got to be they're very involved in the regulation and oversight of banks and then they've got to be ready to deal with crises financial crises at the treasure. You have the tax portfolio you have sanctioned portfolio with international sanctions against countries like north korea and iran. You have the debt portfolio. You have some say in the budget. Portfolio is just a very wide and expansive portfolio. I think the first thing that she's going to confront is a decision that her predecessor will have made. Steven mnuchin called on the fed just a few days ago to end some rescue programs that were aimed at small and medium-sized businesses related to corona virus. The treasury had been designated some money to contribute to the fed program and secretary mnuchin said. The program had expired in the feds gutter return. What's left of the money but you know the new treasury secretary is going to have to decide whether the end that program as mnuchin has set out to do or renew it when that gets to the bigger issue. which is the economy itself. Is it a major crossroads right now. We had a devastating downturn the economy effectively shut in march and april it reopened. We had a very large bounce back in the summer. But it shows signs of slowing. And it's incomplete this recovery at a time when the corona virus is spreading again. Some states are putting in new restrictions on economic activity and there is a race for a vaccine to control the virus. So there's just so much happening right now and it's gonna be yelling role to guide. President elect biden on how hard the government should push to help the economy through a period where it can go one of two directions. It could go back into recession. Or if we get to vaccine quickly enough we could be into. You know a really strong extension of the recovery that we had earlier this summer. So there's just a lot of uncertainty and a lot hard choices to
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
Feinstein will not seek Senate Judiciary Committee leadership
"Don't always Senator Dick Durbin says he plans to go for the top Democratic position on the Judiciary Committee. The committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, says she will not seek the post bail. This 87 year old will remain on the panel. Durban, thank Feinstein for her distinguished leadership and praised her work on gun safety and reproductive
Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may carry Glock at Capitol
"There are new questions about lawmakers bringing guns into the U. S. capitol now that in incoming congresswoman from Colorado has inquired about the rules on packing heat thirty three year old Republican congresswoman elect Lorin beau Burke is a gun rights activist and walks around with a Glock strapped to her hip she's asked capitol police about carrying her weapon on capitol grounds which is allowed under in nineteen sixty seven regulation guns are not allowed in the house or Senate chambers and the public can't bring weapons in there are concerns though raised by California democratic congressman Jared Huffman who says Congress members and their staffs carry fire arms around all the time and are not checked for weapons when they entered the house chamber he says he tried to fight it in the past but face stiff opposition Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden builds an administration
"Biden stepped up his effort to build his administration today he met virtually with a bipartisan group of mayors also announced choices for key cabinet positions to begin with. He's nominated former federal reserve chair. Janet yellen for treasury secretary she served in the obama administration if confirmed she would be the first woman to head up treasury and our two hundred thirty one year history biden also put forward his national security team which included obama administration veteran. Tony blinken for secretary of state. And former secretary of state john kerry as climate czar. These nominees will have to be confirmed by the senate which like all of biden's appointments maybe a dicey business resulting in drama and close votes. Biden was asked about that earlier this afternoon. Are you kidding me. The new york times notes biden appointees will also have to deal with decisions being made by the trump administration. On their way out quote mr trump's political appointees are going to extraordinary lengths to try to prevent mr biden from rolling back the president's legacy some of mr trump's advisers make no attempt to hide the fact that their actions are aimed at deliberately hamstringing. Mr biden's policy options even before he begins.
Michigan certifies vote count despite Trump campaign's objections
"Been voted for over fifty years. And i've never before to think about whether canvassers will certify election. I would like to convey my thanks to all the election. Workers counted votes enough of the partisan jacqueline enough conspiracy theories enough of elected appointed officials using their platforms to silence voices. The world is watching if talk further the agenda of the people. Anything left to that. Unamerican there is no credible evidence that he's single vote as fraudulently cast have volunteered as nonpartisan at the senate. I saw no fraud known propriety on the part of the poll workers based on no evidence of fraud. I also saw coworkers be accommodating to gop challengers taking note of their challenges. I think we should be celebrating the record number of turnout that we had and the amazing work that all of our poll workers and other election officials did. Those are some of the many many residents of the great state of michigan. Who weighed in. During today's meeting of the michigan state board of canvassers usually of a low profile profile thing. What today they were incredibly high profile as they meant to certify the state's election results some of those folks she saw weighing in their had served as poll observers are volunteers on election. Day others motors. Who dialed in to express their two cents about what the board should do. at times. Today there were more than thirty thousand people tuned in to watch a live stream of zoom proceedings and hundreds of michigan residents waiting patiently for their turn to speak the public comments extended well into the night tonight but the drama over whether that board would try to block the certification of biden's win whether the republicans on that board with somehow side with the trump campaign and try to stop the election results from being properly reported that trauma officially ended late this afternoon when one of the two republicans on the board the two democrats on the board and announcing that it was time to certify the state for the guy who got the most votes not to exercise power. We simply don't have in this case. The law is absolutely clear. We have a clear duty to certify the result of the election as shown by the return that will give us. We cannot and should not go beyond that this board must do its part to the new law and comply with our legal duty to certify election republican. Aaron van langenfeld explaining his vote today to certify. Joe biden's victory which sealed the deal. That's a majority of the four person board. That means the state of michigan will have its election results. Certify certified biden one michigan michigan now formerly admits it that means. Donald trump is a one term president. Also who was impeached. Also one who lost the popular vote to twice by millions votes each time. And that's quite a record but now it's official still. Though in the end in michigan and this crucial state of michigan. It was down to these two guys. Aaron then langeveldt voted to certify. You heard him explaining there and has low key way why he did so but his fellow. Republicans on the board abstained from the vote. After arguing all day that he didn't want to certify the result so it was three to zero. Vote by that board to certify the results the to democrats and the one republican while the other republican ab- stained about an hour after the board voted to certify the michigan supreme court rejected a republican led effort in the courts to try to block certification. And so those two things together. That effectively puts an end to republican attempts. To overturn binz. Victory in the election in michigan
Janet Yellen, Biden’s Expected Treasury Pick, Has Broken More Than Gender Barriers
"We report. That president elect joe biden plans to tap former federal reserve chair. Janet yellen as the nation's next treasury secretary our national political reporter ken. Thomas has more details. If confirmed by the senate would make history as the first woman to lead the treasury department. This is a decision. That's rooted in the administration's preparations to drive the economic recovery. From the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic yellen has been an advocate for more government stimulus and warned that the recovery will be uneven if congress doesn't spend more to fight unemployment and keep small businesses afloat. She's viewed by the biden team. Is someone with a lot of credibility around the world and someone who could work closely with the fed and the executive branch to engineer. More financial support of congress is hesitant to pass more stimulus and the key point here in a divided congress. Yellen has a track record of receiving republicans support biden and also revealed. He picks for other posts today including some officials from the former obama administration. Tony blinken biden's longtime foreign policy. Adviser has been nominated to be secretary of state biden's tapping one hundred may orcas to lead the department of homeland security. If confirmed he'd be the first latino. Delete the department jake sullivan. A veteran of the state department and a long time by need will be national security adviser and biden his turning to admiral hanes a deputy national security adviser under president obama to be the director of national intelligence and lastly biden is turning to familiar face. He's going to make former secretary of state. John kerry a special presidential envoy for climate change. That's a sign of how important climate will be for his administration. These are all people who know joe biden. Well the worked for him for years. In lincoln's case for nearly two decades in it shows how the biden transition is trying to project competence and experience as he makes his selections biden in his phone. Calls with world. Leaders has been stressing the idea that the us will soon be back as he puts it when he takes office. And even as president trump has disputed the outcome of the election biden is trying to move forward with his picks and signal that the us will be returning to a sense of normalcy on the global
Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment
"President-elect biden's early cabinet pick suggest an emphasis on experience and also on diversity. He says he will nominate a latino had the department of homeland security. He chose the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. The office of treasury secretary is existed since alexander. Hamilton's time and there's never been a woman in that job. Until now biden says janet yellen will be his nominee sent to the senate. Npr's scott horsely joins us now to talk about yellen nomination either. Scott good morning steve. So a fairly mainstream pick even if it breaks breaks a barrier. That's right yellen is a trailblazer. But it's a familiar trail by now so people seem reassured by this news yesterday. The stock market took news of of yelling nomination in stride progressive certainly welcomed it and some conservatives applauded as well yellen is a familiar face in washington cheap. She led the federal reserve for four years. She was also a top economist. In the clinton white house she's described as extremely competent and experienced She's familiar central bankers around the world. And she somebody who can build consensus which should be another valuable skill at the top of the treasury department.
Why The Oil Industry Doesn't Fear Biden
"To learn more on the surface. The oil and gas industry is losing a friend on january twentieth. Donald trump the departing president gave fossil fuels his loud support. President-elect biden supports efforts against climate change yet. Some in the oil and gas industry are feeling cautiously optimistic. Npr's camille mosque. Explains why you might have heard that biden's win could mean the end of the oil industry. President trump warned it. Would some climate activists hoped it would and in the final debate biden himself said this transition from their own industry. Yes it is a big statement and that would be a big change over the last decade. Us oil and gas production has boomed. The shale revolution turned the united states into the world's top oil producer. A lot of that remarkable growth happened. During the obama administration and trump promoted the jobs in prophets that resulted but emissions from burning oil gas and coal are the biggest contributors to climate change. Which is already starting to have devastating effects around the world. So how could biden tackle those emissions step one might be a ban on new drilling on federal lands and private loans. It's a different story. They do not have the power to your sake. Somebody in south texas. You can of drill anymore. Rene santos's with snp global plattsburgh says that that kind of a ban would be significant but not the end of the industry is also expected to restore some environmental regulations. Which again won't eliminate all gas. The big question mark is what a climate bill look like her personal. Don't think it's going to be sensitive radical unless you know the more liberal side. All the democratic party gets a lot of influence which are so we see right now. It does not appear to be the case. Climate activists and scientists have called for ambitious action. That might be impossible to push through congress if republicans keep the senate so for now. This doesn't seem like a doomsday. Scenario for oil gas. I don't think it's a wholesale assault on the oil industry. It's just not going to be in favour like it was under president. Trump halima croft is a managing director at arby's see capital markets. She says the biden is serious about climate change but also doesn't plan to do away with fossil fuels. We actually wrote a note over the summer about the biden. Energy plan called hugging the mid line. Not just because. I left the ladas but we really did see this as an effort to sort of the neo. All the oil and gas industry sees room for some compromises and negotiations which might raise the question. What about biden's big statement about transitioning away from oil and gas jin. Snyder is a director at in virus. Which provides data's oil and gas companies. She says that was hardly breaking news. To insider's they know that a global transition happening a move away from fossil fuels is underway at the society level regardless of the administration biden also said quote. We're not getting rid of fossil fuels for a very long time. Snyder argues a president who manages a gradual shift. Away from oil might actually be better for business. The gut reaction is that this isn't good news for the industry but we're actually cautiously positive and politics aside right now. Oil producers are facing a more immediate struggle. The
What the Election Taught Us About the Latina Vote
"A majority of latino voters did vote for joe biden and comma harris. They played a critical role in states like arizona like nevada. The played in pennsylvania part of my theory of what happened. Is that because florida went. I what happened in miami dade set the narrative about let the nose around the country in the eyes of people who don't know our community is that well and we're providing a lot of that analysis and it then became a wave of headlines that took what was a part of the story. Because i think there are two story. There is both the truth. That latinos turned out in incredible numbers for democrats and the truth. Donald trump made inroads among some communities within the latino community. Both things can be true. They didn't weighted equally in the way that we talked about it. But i also think most of the national media is based on the east coast. So there's a tendency to see things through that lens. Miami comes in first. Miami is wear people tend to think of a power center of latinos. Being latinos in miami are much more powerful than latinos elsewhere. But then when you step back is your sanely. The majority of latino voters are actually not for out there. They're all over the southwest. they're also in the in. The rust belt made a difference not only in pennsylvania. I think also maybe even in wisconsin and we tend to forget about those places where we tend to gloss over them really easily and i do think a lot of that has to do based on where the national media is based. Let's talk about what did happen in arizona because that story provides such a narrative counterweight to what we saw happening in florida. Especially because it was a story ten years in the making you have to go back to senate bill ten seventy which was known as this. Show me your papers law and came at the same time period. Sheriff joe arpaio Huge anti immigrant sentiment within the government of arizona and all these young people some undocumented themselves some not took to the streets they did tons of protests and they started to organize there. Are i would say half a dozen organizations that came out of that era that now for people to vote in arizona knocked on doors to get people out to vote. Sorta sold the messaging to get people to vote not just for biden but for people down ballot. They were really trying to flip the state legislature and a lot of these organizations by the way are not big. Joe biden vans. I mean they like biden better than trump and they certainly wanted to get trump out of office but it was much more about getting trump out of office than voting for biting. It's what a lot of people have called a one time biting coalition that the group of people who voted this time joe biden or not going to be there in four years in the same formation because donald trump will not be on the ballot which means the democrats are gonna have to reconfigure a lot of their strategy while next. The florida story matters not for the national narrative this election but the fact that they were so off in what they thought was going to happen in florida from the democratic side that they lost so big to trump. I mean even those of us who were covering it at new. That trump was to do better than he added. Twenty sixteen in florida etc. The he did so much better than people thought with so many many more places that it was real devastating blow to the floor democratic party. In so that just reinforces your point that. Where does the party go from here. Because this was such a sort of unique set of circumstances. Nationally and in the st louis makes it look bleak for the future of democrats.
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"How was that. How is that connected to georgia. Well the republican base is incredibly angry and energized over the thought that president trump was denied his rightful victory. The republican base is who republicans need to turn out to return kelly leffler and david purdue to the senate. That's how they're going to win these races if they're going to win is by massively driving the energy and money and anger of the republican base into the effort to win these races. And so everything you're seeing is driven. At least in part by that and in fact david purdue and kelly leffler took the extraordinary step this week of calling on the secretary of state of georgia a republican to resign alleging that there had been a lack of transparency and potential fraud and that they were outraged at the way. The selection had been administered. They are getting ready to argue that tens of millions of people in this country were disenfranchised because of voter fraud that no one seen any evidence of and that is the reason that they need to be elected so that they can preserve some degree of republican power in washington. Well i'm curious if the republican strategy is to keep talking about as you said nonexistent voter fraud and send that message to voters all over the country but also to republican voters in georgia. Is that a message. That's going to draw out republican voters to back producing leffler or is that potentially a message that says to republican voters falsely but repeatedly. Don't don't trust the system. Well i think that is a big part of what we're gonna find out and a big part of what's going to drive the result here. Do people accept the notion that the entire system is rigged against the president but still go out to vote for these two incumbent republicans who are saying they need to get back to washington to protect. The party's power and deny joe biden his agenda or do they say well. I guess the system is useless. I guess our democracy really.
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"So tell me about the three candidates to republicans and the democrat so in this race. You have senator. Kelly leffler who was appointed to the senate seat at the end of twenty nine thousand nine hundred after johnny isakson retired by the republican governor of the state. She's a business woman. She is sort of a d. n. of atlanta society own wnba team. She's the wealthiest member of the senate and she was chosen in part because she was seen as sort of a more. Broadly appealing republican. Who could really draw support from the suburbs where republicans have really started to worry. They were losing ground Because of voters reactions to president trump the second republican the republican that president trump wanted to run was doug collins. He is a republican congressman. The top ranking member of the judiciary committee. He was a combatant for president trump in the impeachment drama and he's a real dyed in the wool conservative. Very much this profile of candidate who appeals to your typical base voters but maybe would have a harder time reaching out and broadening electorate and then the democrat is reverend raphael warnock. Who is the pastor of martin. Luther king junior's church in atlanta very well known in the state. He's an unapologetic progressive and his message really was tailor made for the cycle that he found himself running in where he was talking about racial justice he was talking about economic inequality in health disparities during a pandemic in a state that was very hard hit by the corona virus and found itself in pretty dire straits. So you have a real contrast between his message and both of the republicans in the race so predictably on election day given that there are three significant candidates in this race nobody gets to fifty percent but how exactly did each of them fair so dr warnock ended up with just under thirty. Three percent of the vote leading the field. Senator leffler ended up just under twenty. Six percent and congressman collins got twenty percent. So that knocked him out of contention in off and triggered a contest. Between dr warnock and senator leffler in january so usually looking ahead to january. Am i right in thinking that these are booth challenging runoffs for the democrats or do i have that wrong. No i think that's right. I mean i think it's especially true in the special election where you saw kelly leffler and doug collins split the republican vote. It's a little bit of a different picture. In the regular senate race in the purdue ossoff raise because the two of them were so close but again with a third candidate gone it is very likely that senator purdue will get at least some of those voters and be able to some ways it feels like these races these two. They're about to become not really about the candidates in these races. And george open about which party controls the senate and so i have to imagine. Both parties are going to pour tens of millions of dollars into both these races. They're gonna put hundreds maybe thousands of their staff on the ground. And that's going to release scramble. Perhaps all of our normal assumptions about how to senate runoffs proceed right. This is now not about his individual races at all. But it's about the balance of power in washington and we're already seeing it happen. The ads started the fundraising appeals. The opposition research dumps started basically as soon as it became clear that the second race had gone to a runoff and for democrats. It's a really high stakes situation right now. They thought they had a crack taking the senate they still might actually have that ability and with it the ability to actually allow joe biden and to have a working majority that would let him get his agenda through. That would let him have the cabinet that he wants. That is how they are thinking about this. If they are able to win these two races then they really will have dominance in the congress and in the white house to do what they want to do. If they don't then they really won't right and the same is true for republicans who understand that they have fallen just short of keeping their republican majority. They're on the brink of being able to really have the power to deny. Joe biden some of the policy legislation. That he wants to have a very heavy hand in steering who is in his cabinet and his personnel. But they need to win these two racists i the media is desperately trying to get everyone to coronate joe biden as the next president. But that's not how it works. That is part of the reason we will were were by nippy wins but trump has not lost that we are seeing such a bitter back and forth on in washington right. Now do not concede. Mr president fight hard and so many republicans core principle here is not complicated all the way up to mitch mcconnell. The republican majority leader of the senate are basically backing up the president's refusal to concede the election if any major irregularities occurred this time of.
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"Back. Do you remember when texting tapping numbers to spell out every word or the first time you stream playlist without downloading mp threes. I'm christina warren. The host of networked the five g future a new podcast from verizon and t. brands each new network improves. Our lives in ways. Couldn't imagine and to hear how five g could reshape how we work. Play and connect listened to network the five g future. Wherever you get your podcasts. Hey everyone it's a stead herndon political reporter for the new york times. I think that journalism that is accurate and fair is a bedrock of democracy is how folks make informed decisions. It's how we learn things that other people many times people in power are trying to hide and when you are taking the idea of fairness seriously that means that you have made clear to both sides of the hour what you intend to report. You have made sure it's accurate and that it lives up to the standards of independence that the new york times believes in. It's not just people can trust. What we're saying has been vetted it's that we have gone through that process without trying to calibrate or dilute information to appease one side or the other. If he wants to support the work that we do you can subscribe to the new york times in in my times dot com slash. Subscribe socially control. The senate comes down to two unfinished senate races in georgia. My first question is why are there. Two senate races in georgia in the same state. That never seems to happen and my sense is that that is by design right so senate. Seats are staggered every two years. Only a third of the senate is up for reelection every two years and it's never both seats in the same state at the same time but because one of georgia's senators retired before his term was over because of health and another republican was appointed to his seat. That person had to face a special election to serve out the remainder of that term. So you had both the regular senate race that would always have been on the ballot in twenty twenty and a special election on the ballot. This year got it. And why aren't these two races one regular one special. Why aren't they resolved from election day. They're not resolved because georgia has a rule that in order to win an election. Some candidate has to get a majority so fifty percent or more and if no candidate gets to that fifty percent then it goes to a runoff between the two top. Vote getters. Okay so tell us about these two races that produced these two run off and let's start with the regularly scheduled election right so the regular election is between the incumbent. Senator david purdue a republican and jon ossoff the democrat challenging him and going into the race. It didn't seem like senator purdue was particularly vulnerable. He had won by a wide margin in two thousand fourteen. He was a very close ally of president trump's in a conservative leaning state. He seemed to be in pretty good shape but over the months of the campaign. Jon ossoff who is about forty years. His junior created some sort of viral moments. That i think really made life difficult for senator purdue and made him actually seem like he was a lot more vulnerable to defeat than people might have thought. The candidates are eight feet apart and as you can see there is a plexiglass. Some of their debates. Jon ossoff would sort of go really hard at him for his financial background and his investments will perhaps senator perdue would have been able to respond properly to the covid nineteen pandemic if you hadn't been fending off. Multiple federal investigations insider trading. Senator purdue is a former executive of reebok and dollar general. He's very wealthy. And you had a lot of investments you did say covid. Nineteen was deadlier than the flu. You did say there would be no significant uptick in cases all the while you were looking after your own assets in your portfolio and there are all sorts of questions during the coronavirus pandemic in the early months of weather here other senators had sort of traded on their knowledge about the virus tried to make money off of the fact that there was a pandemic and off really hammered him. Hard about this. Can you look down the camera until people of this state. Why you voted. Four times to allow insurance companies to deny us health coverage because we may suffer from diabetes or heart disease or asthma. he attacked senator produce many attempts which had in common with the rest of the republican party about trying to repeal the affordable. Care act and said. It's not just that you're a crook. It's that you're trying to take people's healthcare away. Listen everybody out there watching at home you need to know. If he has his way insurance companies will been able to deny you coverage. Because you've got heart disease or diabetes or you've recovered from cancer. That is your time. Mr also move on these attacks really resonated in a state. That was feeling a lot of economic difficulty from the pandemic also late in the game. Purdue made some pretty bad gaffes of his own. Critics say that senator david produce campaign employed imagery historically used against jews as more anti semitism seeps into politics his campaign ran an ad against ossoff in which ossoff who is jewish appeared with a knows that was like enlarged and made to look sort of hook like drew instant accusations of anti-semitism produced campaign blames outside vendor claiming that it was an unintentional error that would remove the add to ensure there's absolutely no confusion david produce campaign said that it was a vendors fault but i think that stung him. He got attacked pretty widely for that and then just the week before the election. He was at a rally with president trump. In macon georgia the most insidious thing that chuck schumer until biden are trying to perpetrate end barney and elizabeth income or or. Come on mama. I don't know whatever and kind of deliberately seem to butcher kamala harris his name in a way. That quickly jumped on acting like a schoolyard bully. Making jokes about heritage of his political adversaries was racist. Bullying this is why his campaign is in free fall. It's desperate and it's pathetic wooden happening. Blundering purdue faces off with this young deft debating ossoff on election day so on election night. The race looked a lot like the presidential race. Which was that senator purdue. The republican was narrowly leading. Jon ossoff and it looked like he was going to win. He was over the majority of the vote that he would need in the early returns but as the night wore on and they counted more votes he started to drop below fifty percent and in the end because there was a libertarian candidate in the race senator purdue ended up just under fifty percent leading jon ossoff by only a couple of percentage points god so nobody ended up getting over fifty percent thus triggering this runoff. What about the special election. What happened there so the special election was a little bit less of a cliffhanger because there were really three major candidates in the race a democrat raphael warnock and the incumbent republican kelly leffler as well as another republican congressman doug collins who was also vying for the seat and joy how does that work because to republicans in general election race. Sounds like some kind of weird general election primary hybrid rice. This is another of georgia's quirky rules. You can have several candidates some from the same party some from different parties all squaring off against each other in the same election and what matters is who gets a majority or if no one gets a majority who the top two vote-getters are.
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"Biden. Victory was expected to translate into democratic control of the senate. Julie davis on why that hasn't happened. And how both parties are preparing for a pair of senate races in georgia that will determine the balance of power in washington. It's wednesday november eleventh. Julie until now we have been very focused. I think understandably on the presidential but now that that racist been called and called for president elect joe biden. We want to turn to the fate of congress which alas is not at all a settled matter so just how unsettled matter is congress at this moment. Well it's still pretty unsettled. Democrats are on track to have held their house majority. They had kind of a rough night than they expected. And they lost seats in the house but in the senate it's a much more complicated picture and majority still hangs in the balance. So let's talk about how we get to this moment. What senate races were on the ballot on election day last tuesday so going into this election. Republicans had more to lose than democrats. Did they have twenty three seats. They were defending democrats because of the way senate races are staggered every two years. Only we're defending twelve seats and they had some pretty good pickup opportunities around the country. You had senators who were facing voters in colorado. Cory gardner martha mcsally and arizona. They were both very vulnerable. And seen as you know potentially going to lose you had susan collins in maine who you know is a moderate president trump very unpopular in her state so she was seen as very vulnerable. Thom tillis in north carolina was also seen as somebody who could potentially lose his seat to a democrat but democrats also knew they were going into the cycle with at least one member who was almost certain to lose. That's doug jones in alabama so given that the senate balance of power is very narrow. Democrats have forty seven seats. Republicans have fifty three. They were going to have to pick up at least four seats in order to be able to have a chance to control of the senate and even then that would only be the case. If joe biden were to win the presidency therefore his vice president would have the power to cast tie-breaking votes so the math was full of opportunities for democrats but it was still going to be an uphill battle. And that's kind of how they were looking going into election day and as the months went on and president. Trump's popularity sagged even more the pandemic got worse. Economy was getting worse the polls were showing that voters were extremely unhappy with republican leadership in washington. Democrats started to see opportunities to go even further and reach for seats in places. Like alaska where dan sullivan was up for reelection texas. Where john cornyn was up for reelection. And even south carolina where lindsey graham one of president trump's most loyal allies was a free election so by election day. They had pretty high hopes of.
Caleb Barlow Discusses Healthcare Industry Ransomware Attacks and Measures to Prevent Cybercrimes
"Welcome to the healthcare policy podcast on the host David Intra Cosso. This podcast discussed cybercrime or ransomware attacks against hospitals and other healthcare providers with Collab- Barlow CEO Synergistic Tech this barlow welcome to the program. Hey pleasure to be here. David. Mr Biles vile is, of course, posted on the podcast website. On background computer or cybercrimes against healthcare providers, more of a hospitals, disabled computer networks holding them for ransom. Frequently for Bitcoin fee, the tax have been prevalent since at least two, thousand and ten. This past month however, universal health services with over four hundred locations. Over in the US suffered a cyber attack disabling it's company wide computer network causing some it's hospitals to revert to pen and paper recordkeeping also last month the first known death. Resulted from a ransomware attack in Germany when a patient did not survive transferred to another hospital. Though a twenty nineteen hhs report found between twenty, twelve and sixteen. Hospital deaths increased after ransomware attacks. Earlier this month covid nineteen VACs. A covid nineteen vaccine trial was delayed by more attack or at least one. Likely. The most costly ransomware attack was to the UK's national health service in seventeen that amounted to an estimated one, hundred, twenty, million in it costs and lost productivity. ransomware attacks are on the increase especially amongst small hospitals, particularly vulnerable to phishing attacks, lasting upwards of tumor weeks because of their lean or inadequate security support. As Josephine Wolf noted in October Seventeen New York Times editorial quote Unquote cybersecurity shortcomings in the healthcare sector needs to be addressed now. More than ever when medical care is increasingly being offered via remote online formats. In twenty twenty states introduced more than two hundred and eighty cybersecurity related bills enacting several related to task forces or commissions training. Cybersecurity insurance in criminal. Penalties. The US Senate and House passed seven cybersecurity bills whoever not specifically addressed the healthcare industry and none became law. With me again and discuss healthcare cybersecurity is synergise texts, CEO. COLLAB- Barlow so club with that. As background LET'S START WITH A. Primer Info. I've read these ransomware products. in part are. Titled or named Wannacry Laki Win Plock encrypt locker. Are some these known ransomware product. So my question is, how do these encrypt clinical data and to what effect? So. So basically, what happening if you look at ransomware incident is a you know a narrow will gets access to a network and that could be as simple as grabbing somebody's credentials. You know maybe you were on a retail site, use the same credentials you used at work that retail site was compromised and There are many locations on the dark web that will. Sell compromised credentials or could have been through a phishing attack once the bad guy is into the network then there's two primary things that they're looking to do first is to move laterally. They WANNA get as much access across the networks they can, and there are a variety of tools that they'll deploy. They will actually help them harvest additional credentials once they've got a beachhead. On, the network in addition to harvesting new credentials and kind of moving lateral or what we call lateral movement. The other thing that are going to do is to try to elevate their privilege. So going from maybe an administrator or you know a nurse and triage and maybe getting access to their credentials, they're going to try to work their way up to a network. Administrator or someone that controls access to the whole domain once they've been able to get in and move their tentacles around the organization, then they're going to deploy their payroll, which is one of several of the tools that you mentioned will allow them to then lock things up effectively what these tools, our cryptographic tools, and they basically take the entire hard drive at the device. Scramble it and lock it up with a cryptographic key. What we've seen of late is the bad guys oftentimes insert a new step just before scrambling data, locking it all up in that the exfiltrated lot of it, and they're using that to increase their chances of getting paid by potentially threatening to. The organization by releasing that data if they don't pay ransom. Okay. Thank you so. I in my reading. It's uncertain Saul. Asked you this question? What's your understanding? How frequently? Is this occurring in the healthcare sector? Oh, it's every day I mean literally every single day because you got to remember what you read about in the news is only a very small fraction of what's actually going on even though technically speaking ransomware incident is as far as I'm concerned reportable incident because you gotta remember if the bad guy had enough access to walk up your data, they had the same level of access needed to read the data and they actually in many cases had the same level access needed to change the data. So the problem is you've actually lost control of that system when you've had a ransomware incident. I. So that was that was a question I did have. Other than. Possibly, making this data public and you know healthcare data's is is is confidential proprietary, of course. What do they typically do this data other than hold it hostage? Well remember, this is a organized crime. It is a volume organization you're dealing with a human on the other end and that human is organized right. You're not the only target, their targeting dozens of organizations at the same time in many cases are teams of thirty individuals and you know there's a breakdown on that team there's a project manager of a boss. There's people that are responsible for getting access. There's people that are responsible for moving laterally people responsible for elevating credentials and people are responsible for negotiating. Once walked up system
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"It's consistent. That's a good point. I'm good. Finally found something. It'd be a candidate for. Leisure yes. It's true. Steve. You have a link of a blank slate to also blind. Again, I'm the moderator I'm not the Karl. Rove. Warthog Karl Rove how hard core right wing is warthog. I would have said very before the girlfriend. Softening a bit. Yeah. He was very, very big liberal. He's a trump guy is all. Yeah. She's definitely more liberal. Yeah. I'll take it with me as well. Hopefully. There you go. So mikey run for Senate and I think I think this is GonNa be the story of the day. I. Think that the mini and get behind this while you can tell already phone calls people people are donating. Speech some advertising could to another eight thousand words from that child Astra to Jesus Five I. Want Five Thousand Votes from my gun election day five, thousand votes are dangling incentive out there perhaps a live show or oh, it's true or something. Weekend. Content. But it'd be nice. Steve No. We'd be talking about that. You were my got you work with this guy on the moderator vote going to be a neutral party. But in the real ones, I would say I beat the benefit. Yeah. Once the general election, would you thinking to moderate the actual between honor gear in the mark? And he do a good job and. You're GonNa meet, and the other two. Brow Ian Keller, and all these you know don't you think they're gonNA have the the neutral voices of Massachusetts this they're going to have these. Old White men do this. So another old white men can get a man can get elected. I am happy to criticize that and others won't I suppose. campaign rolls on into tomorrow, and we'll talk you then. This was pretty reprehensible. I don't know how it can be anybody's idea of humor..
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"In someone's they're making up the. Going on with this guy. Change That bird going going up on what's going on where are you? My House. Senate chainsaw. Cutting down. From my House Day you are you are you protesting trivia cut down go on. Top of it. Where do you live? Second okay. Let me think. The next sound effect? Nuclear. There you go this. Media just hit. Jesus. I you know it's hard but you know Kate's in sports really she swims everything but you're not just watching but Harry's eight and I'm trying to not have my. Apathy bleeding. I ought to be Jada. Yes. So if you want us who gives a shit when he's watching the soap? But also like that, again, I'm an old man but like the eight year olds in Maui. In Nine, hundred, eighty, two like I would watch the Celtics Games and I would you know pay attention? I would read the newspaper I was in it was my entire life. It's like that for him. But like the Celtics right out on the playoffs will watch games I. DON'T CARE if they wear lose though I'm not GonNa, lie to you any the patriots super bowls give a shit about once you started once I started doing the show not so I mean like I was into it a you nearly ones. What do you mean like a one of oil? Yeah. Yeah. No. Yeah. Yeah. But oh. Yeah. One I was fired up like when I was watching the. You know the Falcons comebacks your fucking. excited. Because it's a great moment. Right or you know the back of Butler play stuff like that but I don't. I don't care if if you know like I I'm happy the red sox suck. Like root against there's that but the Mutt really you know. Yeah. Yeah I don't know the last. Game. I. Cared if they won or lost a good question Even the Lakers. Educator about that yeah. Yeah. I was into that. All, right. Thanks Oh Thank. All right. Thank you. Any other activities? House phones. On it's a good way then Steve Thank. You. All right. Thanks to Milton's and you're the Milton's dot com, of course, and you go daddy kit dot com and enter the Promo Code Kirk. Fifty. Sixty. SIMPLISAFE DOT COM. Well, see how I. Could show good week shows I'm having a good time seem joined the show we could. We could. We got to work on slogans for the campaign. We'll ask of the tail of the day Yes may not be some other places, but the yeah, I think now this this campaign is important senatorial campaign for for my gear you can name, of course, who will my opponent b going to find out that that's a maybe a run on the post as a minister and you go all the way to the to the race. But also WANNA registered vote I believe I am Jewish. Up Steve or no no you have to. You'd have to make a phone call. Are you registered to vote? Who Reopen you'd have to You moved to a different municipality and was the last time you've oh. Yeah. I'M NOT REGISTERED IN A. New. Home. was voted I never you've never voted no, but I registered when I got my. I guess we kind of prefer it that way. Yeah. You can't get mad at them for. My voting record. That's true..
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"It to use nuts much I. Watch them I guess a lot of one time I was the end of the show is Wednesday Christie I can't see your so liberal at the flushing what's going on here? You kidding me of being a liberal yes flushing. Only. Do it quickly because I think this emperor's fans I'll do it quickly can ideal town. Jersey. Nora you. I don't even know I can't do it to they'll do it some other time. Much work. I mean you'll never do it now. Again. It's a fair question. I think. I Apologize. Like. Is it true you're running for Senate Dan Rather. So I'm also from East saw meadow I'm born and raised currently living here I was curious where you would rank yourself among famous from metal. It's a good question. My neighbor was Nick Ahmed. For the Arizona diamondbacks wow and then. There was another girl. who was a couple years older than me? I think wrote a series of books. if I'm not mistaken remember her Victoria something. Red The red queen. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah so those two definitely more. Than know any other famous over Florida panthers saying. Frank for Toronto. Berkeley for the Bruins. What's that Steve How about Beyond the grave. Shift, a fuck up. Wait, times materialistic. Michelle. This listing people listening nobody's No. No. One of the best shortstops they've never heard that person uneven. Defensive..
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"Go I slice. Give us give a piece of Pie you see digital targeting is so advanced now that we can find the Italian voters in have just like the. True mean to slice of pizza with this cross out. The to really do a whole bunch of ads targeting every ethnic. Stopping. Even even the Vietnamese areas go. Goes right about. This. Uprising Michael Point twelve percent in Massachusetts. Berkman, hand is trying to sabotage democracy. Elections right-wing election manipulation over any of these idiots over this one, right? Yes but I would say look I mean. Cynthia dill ran for United States Senate that's what I'm saying. Like twenty something percent of the vote I. Mean I think if we do this? Endorsement, we push it. ooh, true. Mike at five thousand votes election day right in boats five. Yes. Yes I think we do need though. Sorry zero thing we're going to do people want this all the time. We need people to register to vote I was GonNa say I feel a lot of my voters may be unregistered? Yes. Also illiterate. People. Right in your natural. Probably. Some different variations fat. Fat Fuck is not going to help us we need we need the name Mike Gear blind like, yes I, think you're going to get five thousand votes five thousand that's big for seven. I appreciate the so you're endorsing me officially the deadline. Doing that. The other candidates. So Connor I think the deadline to register to vote is Saturday October twenty fourth. Aren't. So get out there are we did they want us to. This. My friends, Rian Fran getting get out there register and vote make a difference right now they don't want people to register to vote as well. I do make a real difference out there and get a real change. You want real change in. Washington. GonNa get with my curious senator. I mean, you know. I'll be I'll be driving I'll be driving unregistered voters I just thought of the worst part of it. Steve is if he wins, he's got to leave the show. I with yes. You can't. You can't do everything you're down in Washington fighting for your constituents of course, right? Dead. The sacrifice that get some of these shows like Jim Bradley of the Senators and go. We can't Mike Connors route. He's talking about the issues take calls you know. He's totally try and bag AFC. Completely. Well, Hey, listen. Much. More. She really looks younger than she is. Understands if I'm going to have a career in politics, I need to look the part as well. Sure I understand what this is exciting. This is exciting. Maybe, mills getting a nice suit for these debates hopes. That we know that I think he's going to have to have smugly on Mike in the mid offense get advice on how to run a senatorial campaign. That's. Maybe But that's the. But Yeah Mills, the.
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"Party. Patrick we're both is true. Medicine. The Pizza. Party. A was at one point was a registered partway. We know could run. The both the other candidates right win. The Prohibition Party I don't think that's a good fit for my now and I. Think. He'd be like Pelosi. Pictures Drinking. They a private. The. Not Ten. Not Downsizing I. don't even know the fuck that means somebody are there. Like eighteen twenty okay Jesus. Veterans Party I. Don't think that'll work Albright this thing. That's true. Yeah. Probably not probably not he may be a blinded in Iraq. Brothers some. That twelve visions party. Well, that's. That's almost is that true? That's too easy. This is Pizza Pie. Vision only got one. American according to the WIKIPEDIA. There There's real as any third party can't. That's true. That's true. The last one that I think might make sense as the world's citizens party okay. If we're appealing to the Cambridge Somerville. Bronzes speaking. Get that one the pirate party. Heats, pirating says it's Back To combine them all for different to write. In thing, he could form his own party Mike with a patch on eating pizza and banging his mom. That's. Great poster to me Barcelona mates please. Post sells let's. Let's throw it. You said the number one thousand let's say thousand votes would they say unlike local Boston? Write in candidate. Mike what we will do is the day after the election file for a public records request can get the total the vote totals. You love these fucking stiff announcers having to sit Michael Geary of the. Twelve hundred votes benefit spoiler when you say John. What are your thoughts? There's a passionate group out there that believe in civil liberties, and in this I mean, this is you know this shows the youth of America is really looking for change misconstrue. Picture. Of and megawatts. Close. So close race that'd be so great twenty, five years from now the movement is spread across the country incest is legal everywhere. President four terms he's FDR. That's changed everything. My opponent is attacking me going at this is a joke but it is turned into something very real. My opponent Jerry believes the brother and sister should not have SAS. Lunatic. Hello. The nine, hundred, ninety s called they want their morality do. We great ads for this I think this is going to happen now. All right. I think this is going to happen I. AM proposing Mike Erie runs for whiz running again Senate says okay although he can't be senator but again we're it's that You. Her old in office. You'll see a young you know those. Commercials the guys on the football again the Commercial Mike Geogra- street Miami. Young visit camelot all over again a vote for. Vote for this motherfucker. I mean, this is this is a great candidate. Vote for mayhem. Yes. Yes. What is your take right now I'm Liz, your take on international trade. Enough of it already you know, right? Yes. Exactly. That's exactly right. Right. Steve Been Too much. I'll be working to get the minimum wage you minimum wage bumped up to twenty five dollars an hour. Okay. Popular pay for that. Are the small business, GonNa pay for that Printer Gobert. Tough time in. Turn per now's the time. For. ME. It already. So why not just print more right Mike I'm here campaign money. Exactly. Attention now, now's the time. What is your relationship with the Prime Minister in? Russia. It was a slip. These things you have to answer those. Moments later you have to. You have to answer these questions. Do I know what's the thing that libertarian got wrong a couple years ago. Pillow.
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"Was Matt was just a massive figure in their life. So they it you know my dad never let us for for Teddy, Kennedy but like the name meant something means nothing to me and I think namings even less to you mean nothing to nothing the next generation like Harry won't know they were significant here. Than definitely yeah. I, mean, they're your parents grew up in a time when people would have printed out framed pictures of Jack Kennedy hanging there died in their kitchen. It was like their grandchildren, Jesus? It was like, yeah. The priests would come by and have dinner with them and then you know the parents would go upstairs and hang out with the kids the good old days, I well, Jack Kennedy looked on. Yeah. That's true. The word hug actually had a JFK poster in our dorm freshman year really very odd. When I moved in yeah, and he's a Republican as well. So it was very fucking firebrand Republican that begins brain of his. He's very smart guy actually, GonNa be your campaign manager that would make a lot of sense. Yeah. Would it sure would? Well I can't I can't be I can't be as Karl. Rove I'm GonNa moderate the debates, right? Really. George. Go the other way. Mike is not. So apart, you'd be running I mean are you going to? It's going to be an independent or Green Party or a? Party is that I don't know that it's a party Steve. Google incest parties. Party is a party that that. Why don't you start that I? Guess we could I don't know. Michael Geary of incest. The first thing that comes up that could be my only only. Understand but you know when you when you search for Incest Party of the first thing that comes up is X. Videos incestuous family part I do just Mike. Pointing at. Someone's. Someone's actually registered a domain name that's incest porn dot party. Oh. That's terrible. Insists party. Dutt. Commerce? DOT INCEST PARTY DOT COM is to closest come. Party. Doesn't work. Steve Hardy Dot. Nope we. Should that. Somebody else. This is excited must be excited. I'm very excited. Yes. Who is going to be here is going to be Warthog or Steve or you can have a team of running team of rivals really no. Is your is your brains as your you know. Okay. So here. I understand you're on your own man. List of political parties in Massachusetts say what? Steve should not be vice president. Vice President Warriors behind the opera great vice presidential candidate. No and I wouldn't want to go with a guy like Ted because I think that would. You Disabled? You've got put it frankly well, it also rather seventy percent Huddleston will be a great VPN he's. He's running for Senate though I thought who is Mike Always be Senate. That's why not ran for president though. I WANNA make. A THIRTY FIVE THIRTY FIVE I run for Senate. Fine. All Right, fine. Senate and then for a few years, we'll revisit course going to be a senator from. We have to get to be on the ballot well, no, he won't be on the ballot. Now where we're at right if he pulls a high enough number, will he be part of the debate? I do not keep him I think them down. That's what your scores Yeah I know I told Jerry I told you years ago. He's Shingles Elizabeth, Warren, all the time I said to him one day I said you should run for Senate against her. He fucking. House like you. He would win the nomination in Massachusetts. He's also I. Don't think he's I think he's precluded from being the United States Senate told me quit? No, the constitution history be thirty. Who Does Mike Aren't you Davis Are you thirty twenty nine just turned twenty nine now. What are we run for them wickets? That'd be right again. Running again, we'll see we'll their rules platform. When's your birthday again? Monday. Oh okay. Well, happy birthday. It's I.
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"Chris Cuomo. Off My God what? Did you listen to that or? Louisiana Weightlifter. Saying what did you watch the graphics? Later yeah. That's an interesting move So Nancy got her hair done indoors and She was with wet hair with the mask in the pure apparent to find the Cova nineteen rules. Of course, she's been wagging her finger at everybody and they have the video of it, and of course, immediately. It's a great story I don't care. Anyway it's a great story. It happens all the time, the fraudulence of American politicians both left and right. And Carla Marinucci I think she go right? Yeah. Immediately her reaction this is a polk reporters have to ask is illegal in Ca- California the videotapes them on the private home business without their consent In California this dopey but But yeah, and then Pelosi just just fucking dancing around this thing. Let's of like the jury obviously a very different but like if if he lived his life. He's not dissimilar. No, one would. Honest about it looks like a Republican, getting caught walking out of a gay bath house right which you know Republicans are gay. So that wouldn't happen naturally many in history Donovan part of Legislation Against Gay people who have while they're doing a fucking. Other guys in the asshole while they're killing gay guys in the eighties he's fucking assholes but anyway. Pelosi is just it's just. You know who report is we always say who's going to report on the statement is the speaker complied with the rules is presented to her by this establishment. So if this if the rules where you can take a shit enroll around like. By bye by who the the, but you saw the text, Pelosi's assistant sand, she's coming in and then the owner found out was all pissed off I mean, keep my by one of these salon owners different fucking went to jail a few months ago the stuff. So and it gets reported it'll be like look at these silly people trying to make a big deal. This is like Nancy Pelosi was the one making a big deal. She's going to get a private you know. Wretched just a wretched person just a couple of months ago. They were doing a shot with her wares what how are you preparing for the quarantine and she opens up a twenty thousand dollar refrigerator. Ten ten or fifteen dollars per pint ice cream she's like I'm stocking up how else? Look like an age. Enough talks will do that. Yeah. Yeah. I think she's had some work done. We looked at sixty S I think now. She's eighty years. She was born in nineteen forty. Good again like looks good. The stupid fucking country. She's powerful person Massachusetts and the other guys are the Kennedys at dope too. So I don't care they elect seventy-three-year-old last night so he'll be Ab- essentially eighty when the Senate term has done is a fever fucking years old we just found out this morning that is a furry. Do you mean he goes to the conventions? Yeah. Goes to ferry connections is a picture of imposing with a bunch of furry doesn't Actually staying at a hotel, there was a convention I don't know I'm pretty sure Ed Markey is a furry based on the. Picture? No, he's definitely very likes to get dressed up a little bunny. So so what Rub it? Doesn't doesn't really. Matter. All right. WH- who among US Really that would have been good information to be out there on twitter before theo helped him a personality least shrew she nothing Joe Kennedy's people dropped the ball. He's the guy. Doesn't even live in Massachusetts lives in Maryland piece of Shit, but none of these people live here senators live states, full-time Hillary Clinton, but a lot of time living in New, York before she was a senator there. Oh No, she moved there. She moved to she at least moon. Year runs for Senate fucking Oklahoma or something. Do you think he's going I. Know He's a big hunter Ohio. Hunting. Lodge. That's what I mean like I that that doesn't they're all fucking all phonies now I was thinking this you know the two candidates Biden's one, hundred, fifty trump's fucking hundred. Like your why can't? This is one of these dumb rules. So eighty eight year old can be president, but thirty, two year old can't correct. Well I. Think we need to go the other way I think we need to have age limits upper upper end age limits why that's ageism to I don't I mean I'm fine with it. because. I. Think The you know the voters should be able to fucking do the right thing in elected personalities. You tell the voter, you can't vote for this person because of a certain age, but I think the system is shown. Vote for. The Supreme Court should have that. L. E. Eighteen year terms we all I, mean I don't understand why that's not. I mean I understand but I don't understand I mean you know initially when when at the time of the founding the Supreme Court was not a glorious job and people would like quit after three or four years like people did not enjoy being on the Supreme Court or seek it, hit it and quit it like Elvis dead. Exactly, that's exactly what I was thinking. How does it sound when he says it? He's being what do you mean? I mean Mike is such relationship with Alba's dead. Right Papa, right I'm. Crawling. Am I supposed to do that. Call Him Papa She's not no dad You know I think comb by his first name. I've heard that thrown out a few time. Really. Yeah. Now beaming mom she refers Dubai I really. You'll call them anything right? Now that. The kids. Say Mom I think I could see Steve. Parents by their name I do yeah. That's a Steve Move, all the way to Hawaii. Steve. Dead a congresswoman, their grandparents now. So I have been their grandparents, they will be whatever their grandparent name shirt shoes. Yeah. Yeah. But I but Steve like a guy who's cop like right away like whatever Bento William Yeah just to adults yeah. Yeah. Of course I know it's weird though it's weird. It's you're more confident about stuff like that. That's not a put-down I'm just saying I call the correctly did I not you did yes that's all I'm saying Jesus First Meeting. He didn't start with Mr Whatever No. Wow, that's impressive A lot of ball when you see them to hug them both we see them. Even these times. The down the cheaper now no, I'm just asking me Mike. Well,.
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"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional original debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among among the American people. The Senate of the United States is on the verge of holding the impeachment trial of president trump and presiding over. That trial will be chief justice. John Roberts to talk about the chief justice's role in the impeachment trial and the history of chief justices and presidential impeachments impeachments. We're joined by two of America's leading experts on impeachment and on the Constitution. Kenneth Starr is of counsel at the Linear Law Firm. Judge Dr has argued thirty six cases before the US Supreme Court he served as Solicitor General of the United States as a circuit judge for the DC circuit and as independent counsel during the Clinton Presidency from nineteen ninety. Four to one thousand nine hundred ninety nine Ken. Thank you so much for joining my pleasure. Thank you and Joan biskupic is a CNN legal analyst who has covered the Supreme Court for Twenty five years. She's previously been an editor in charge for legal affairs. Is it Reuters and a Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and USA Today her most recent book. That chief is a biography of chief. Justice John Roberts Joan. It's wonderful to have you with us. Thank you Jeff. Let's jump right in Joan. What is the most contested question? Chief Justice does Roberts is likely to decide in the upcoming trial of president trump. And how the chief likely to decide it. Well as things stand it could be a question. Having to do with witnesses and evidence given the Dispute Between House Democrats and Senate Republicans at this time as you know his his one responsibility in the constitution. Is that he presides when the president is subject to an impeachment trial but that's all the constitution says and under Senate rules it's actually a very limited role. He's not sitting as a judge. He's not soon as a juror. He's sitting in as a presiding officer her and according to the Senate rules he does not have a vote but he can be asked to decide questions of evidence whether it's relevant or material so one of the house managers as they're they're called when they bring over. The articles of impeachment could try A to put to the chief some question about witnesses now in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine when Real William Rehnquist was in the chair. Those questions about witnesses were worked out by the Senate majority and I would think given the tensions that are brewing. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell McConnell is going to try to control that question and the Chief Justice John Roberts would be happy to have him control it and finally Jeff if he does does make any kind of determination on witnesses or evidence per the nineteen eighty-six rules he can be overturned by majority of the Senate Senate. Because the bottom line is that this is the Senate's show. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate has the sole responsibility to decide whether whether president is convicted or acquitted. And John Roberts will be sitting up there on that data's trying to make sure the proceedings run well but not taking a heavy hand can. Do you agree with Joan that the chief is unlikely to make rulings that he knows might be overruled by a majority of the Senate and when it comes to witnesses could could you imagine Senate Democrats asking chief to compel witnesses after the majority has decided not to hold them in him making a substantive ruling or not. Yes I I think he will make a conscious effort to number one follow history and tradition and so Jonas absolutely right the Clinton model of and Chief Justice Rehnquist. For whom Chief Justice John. Roberts clerked Almost a half century ago The less is is going to be his model and intern. Chief justice rank was used as his model chief justice salmon p chase during the only prior air impeachment that made it to the United States Senate of sitting president in the trial of Andrew Johnson. I I would agree with with the thrust of what Jones sad with perhaps a bit of a tweak and the tweak would be because of his sense that this is the Senate Senate sold power. He should not be making any decision. I'm projecting here the chief would save himself. I count on make any decision that might have a substantive effect an outcome on the substantive judgment of acquittal Or of guilty. This is for the Senate. It's the prerogative of the Senate and thus we know from the Clinton impeachment final point And this is exactly Jones point it was the Senate that worked it out now there. There was cheerful agreement. There were one hundred senators going in in contrast to what is likely to be the case. Now who Agreed no witnesses going in then when the issue emerged again on into the trial after the impeachment managers there's had presented and the president's able lawyers had presented then it was put to a vote and the vote was overwhelmingly seventy two thirty something thing like that overwhelmingly. We do not want life witnesses depositions and so the other thing is that the chief will be aware that there's going to be a lot of negotiation going on between the house managers and the Senate leadership within the Senate itself and his job is to stay above the fray You both mentioned the Clinton Trial and Joan. You just wrote a fascinating article for CNN.com. Based on your study of the files of Chief Justice Rehnquist the peace was called how the last chief justice has handled an impeachment trial of the president of the United States among many fascinating nuggets. You found that Senator Harkin had sent a letter to Rehnquist asking him to adopt limits limits on the house managers questioning a potential witnesses and chief justice rehnquist begged off. Tell us more about that incident and about other things you learned from the Rehnquist files. Yes it was. It was quite a fine because The the actual records from that Impeachment trial are under seal for about fifty years but in Rehnquist personal final files out at the Stanford campus in the Hoover Institution. I was able to find his correspondence while he was presiding over the trial and and As both of you know Bill Rehnquist whatever you thought him on on the law he did have that whimsical side. So of course. He showed up in black robe that was decked out in gold stripes that he had affixed to his robe to his sleeves years earlier inspired by a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's Lancy Fancy and he also quoted from LANC- when he wrote to people to say how it how it went. He said I did nothing in particular and did it very well but but going to the substance of things I found in his in his files. You're exactly right that at one point when he was encouraged to actually I make more of a substantive ruling to intercede he said He did not want to and he said he would claim authority. Only when it's exercise was clearly warranted and the one time probably the the most notable ruling a beyond what was already prearranged When rink think win Chief Justice Rehnquist was dealing with the house managers in the senators head to do with The house managers kept referring in their arguments to the senators as jurors and that was another time when Democrats objected saying they shouldn't be calling us mere jurors and Chief Justice Rehnquist agreed. He sided with them saying that the Senate is not simply a jury in this matter. It's a court in this case. So Oh he he was trying to win. It was timed intercede. He did at other times. He stepped back. But Jeff. You know what it's like across the street three to the Supreme Court. There are no cameras allowed over there. The justices do most of their work in enclosed chambers. So when William Rehnquist it came to preside it was the first time that he was in such a prominent spotlight and he got so many letters from people ranging from things having to do with politics and his voice on the law to the fact that he would stand up intermittently during the proceedings to exercises bad back so so people writing in from all corners of the country to tell them how to fix his back problem. Many thanks for those wonderful tidbits and for the great expressions of concern by fellow back suffers. The quotation is great. We the people listeners. I have to confess I am a fan. It's a it's a private vice that I I have. So here's the homework for the week. The line that rank was was quoting comes from I- ALANTHEA's John said I'm going to read you. The two stands. And if you can write in with the final stanzas to me then I'll send you a a copy of my book conversations with our G here. It goes when Wellington thrashed Bonaparte as every child can tell. The House appears throughout the war. Did nothing in particular and did did it very well. So tell me what comes next and you get the book Okay Ken. You had a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton as the independent counsel and you watched chief justice. Rehnquist presided carefully. What struck you about his performance? What moments jumped? And what do you think. We're his most important substantive rulings I think he had read and Hamilton's federalist seventy eight even though this was not a classic judicial role of Colonel Hamilton said in describing the federal judiciary again. This is an extraordinary unusual role for the chief justice of the United States. That this is to be the least dangerous branch where where power or will is exercised elsewhere but only judgment so I think that Chief Justice Rehnquist steeped as he was in and the trial of President Johnson and aware that President Johnson trial was obviously enormously acrimonious. Ramona's there were eleven articles of impeachment. The reconstruction of the South was at issue and as a serious. If if advocate student of history mystery Chief Justice Rehnquist had to be aware and perhaps his files show this that chief justice chase came under considerable criticism schism after the fact that he was somehow nudging the Senate along in favor of acquittal. Well that would be to Chief Justice Roberts now unconscionable how can I conduct myself so that no fear minded person can say. I was putting a thumb on the scales. And of course that's important for any judge in a judicial capacity to be fair minded and open minded and to listen with respect and so forth so I think there will be this sense. The less the the quip from Gilbert and Sullivan that Chief Justice Rehnquist so colorfully articulated embraced in this context. Is I need to do very little. And refer matters back to the Senate. This is a matter this entrusted to the judgment of the Senate. I think we may hear that over and over again if as I expect. There's a lot of acrimony and a failure to agree as they're happily. There was not that Eh profound profound failure to the contrary during Clinton As the more we learn about the Clinton impeachment the more we know that there was as though the atmosphere was very acrimony is there was an enormous amount of harmony among the all one hundred senators there was not this deep partisan in divine a striking difference indeed Joan what could be surprising about The kind of questions Chief Justice Justice Roberts might be asked to rule on you could imagine questions of executive privilege that some senators might try to take up to the Supreme Court in the middle of the trial if it lasted more than on a couple of days of how could the chief rule on or sidestep those questions. And what are the curveballs. He might face sure..
"senate" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"In a way it is that the problem is that they don't want to repeat the failures of the 2013 senate immigration bill which as we remember past with an mostly democratic votes and end arab a smaller group of republican votes herbicides substantial i mean this is all cyst as they sixty seven sixty eight vote bill yes so it's not you know when we say a small number of republican votes were kind of used to thinking of that is exactly as many voters there he ada it was a it was a nice bipartisan vote most republicans were against it so rubio until list both said this week that like that they think the main actually rubin said this little earlier that they think the main sort of issue is that they need a bill that enough conservatives can be happy with they they really are suspicious they basically want it will dead and they want to apply the logic of the house it has to rewrite preemptively to the senate yet at us he's the spend a lot of sense if you think about this as you don't want to take of a hard vote on a bill that won't become law vast rule it as far as we know would be in place in the house i agree with marco rubio the interesting thing about that to me is backed beckett back in 2013 rate a b conservative imperative was to make sure that the house did not pass any immigration bill of any kind regardless of its content because that would open the door to a conference committee and now the white house seems committed to getting the house to pass this goodlatte mccall bill that because they like with the bill says but it technically like changes the legislative dynamic ready equates a situation in which a mike brown's say can go back around to tell us in rubio and say well we should take this up and we should amend it with our ideas and a kick it back.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"To elect women to the senate under the old system than you do under the new system we don't get our first female senator till 1928 two she's appointed the first electedwoman senator comes in 1932 if they had had to contend with the indirect election system were they had to go and get the favour of the state legislature to gain office it will take an even longer to get women to into office because they didn't have those kinds of connections and state government so i think the fact that we have twenty one women senators in the senate today is also due in part to the fact that we now have a direct election system and what about a better functioning senate one that can work more effectively to serve its citizens it's interesting because this constitutional amendment like many others has had consequences intended an unintended it did get rid of the deadlocks and he got rid of course of the bribery of legislators it also helped to cement a stronger bond between senators in their constituents because now they had to go directly to the voter rather than just to the state legislature and i think that in the long run is had a positive impact in many ways it also had some unintended consequences no senators had to go out and start campaigning for instance that led to questions of campaignfinance questions a campaign finance reform in it's been a long story to where we are today where we have millions of dollars spent time senate elections.
"senate" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"I like to think that i am generally pretty optimistic person but i wouldn't want anyone to leave the book thinking that the procedures that i write about our a solution to all of our problems and part of that is because as i show in the book when they're created a tend to be created in situations where they're going to help the majority party in the senate so right now the republicans mm past periods the democrats but they've been created when creating them is going to help the majority party probably stay in power in the future and as i showing the book in the context of reconciliation there are also used in ways that should help the majority party stay in power in the future and so as a result can be challenging to get members of the minority to go along with the idea of creating them which can be necessary since after all their included in regular pieces of legislation and a regular piece of legislation has to itself overcome the threat of a filibuster so we can and do you see them in particular cases we've seen a couple of new ones crop up in recent years there's a point that i talk about in the food collusions the book about how they've been used to help us get out of a couple of our recent showdowns over the debt limit which still so a an issue that's coming back soon um so they're important than they have helped usher in tow lost some important policy changes but i don't see them as the big solution to getting out of all of our thank you again books social thank you very much as.