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i'm ok so far over the face. of this is. on the news tonight attorney general jeff sessions testifies in front of the senate judiciary committee and denies any illicit contact with russian officials and the president turns an executive office building into radio row to pump is due tax plan michael harrison a talkers magazine joins us for the conversation tonight and china appoints xi jinping to another five year term as united states and allied officials meet in seoul south korea to discuss how to respond to north korea i'm michel supporting tonight from washington d.c. this is the news on r.t. america.
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good evening friends we start tonight with attorney general jeff sessions testifying in front of the senate judiciary committee sessions but it heads with democratic senators today who accused him of misleading the senate at his confirmation hearing back in january during the hearing sessions claimed he had no communications with russian officials during the two thousand and sixteen campaign senator al franken of minnesota accuse the senator the former senator and a.g. of changing his story the goalpost has been moved first it was i did not have communications with russians which was not true then it was i never met with any russians to discuss any political campaign which may or may not be true now it's i did not discuss interference in the campaign. which further
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narrows your initial blanket denial about meeting with the russian it's well let me just say it is for that hesitation that i conducted no improper cam discussions with russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other. facing this country ok how can i not on site at first. and that's been a suggestion that you have raised in others it was somehow we had conversations that were improper that to me is moving the goalposts every time and we're starting off with an action and by the end we're going to. you know a seventy five yard field goal so now everything else so now you take that they say if i ever met with the russian and not been candid with the committee and i reject that. f.b.i. document showed former director james komi began drafted began drafting
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a letter on hillary clinton's e-mails before completing interviews relating to the entire investigation e-mails forwarded to komi by f.b.i. official james rive biggie suggest the decision was made not to prosecute clinton as early as may of two thousand and sixteen komi did not formally announce the decision not to prosecute clinton until july of that year now congressman trey gowdy on the committee has called on comi to testify once again in front of congress gaddy is accusing komi of deciding not to charge hillary clinton before the preliminary investigation into her e-mail investigation was complete. on tuesday evening president donald trump spoke with the family of a u.s. soldier killed in the african country of niger earlier this month sergeant david t. johnston's mother claims the president disrespected her family saying in the conversation that the president said he knew when he signed up for florida
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congresswoman frederica wilson was present during some of the call in claims the president was insensitive among other things the administration came out hard today at the press conference criticizing the political ization of the death of an american soldier i think that the sentiment of the president was very clear he took the time to make a call to express his condolences to thank the family for this individual. service and i think it frankly is a discreet of the media to try to protect a an act of kindness wiped out and that gesture and to try to make it into something that it isn't the white house also referred to general john kelly is discussed at the media for running with the congresswoman's side of the story i think the general kelly is disgusted by the way that this is been politicized and that the focus has become on the process and not the fact that american lives were lost and he's disgusted and frustrated by that and if he has any anger it's two
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words that for more on this let's turn to our political panel tonight we've got with us mitch caesar former democratic party chair in florida and also amy tarkanian former nevada g.o.p. chair great to have both of you with us tonight i think a lot of americans are sitting out there tonight think and how in the world did this call go wrong how do you call a revealing widow and family and somehow it not come off right and i want your take on it amy you first night what do you make of this. well first of all i don't know i mean i wasn't on the call were you on the call was was your other guest on the call you know we can only go off what sara sanders actually told us and the fact that we know that general kelly was in the room when the call was made and he approved of the call we have to go with that. you know amy you bring up an interesting war and i want to say you bring up a very interesting point he knew what he signed up for that seems to be the only
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comment that's coming out of this conversation i mean the congresswoman from florida is not saying that the president said well i feel sorry for your loss or i'm very sad or think by and wish she on that call i wasn't even her well as a friend i just think it's interesting or curious that that's the only piece of the conversation that we're getting reported what do you make of that well i think it's really important that we don't take things out of context just like with general kelly's frustration i to impress traded you know there's that can be taken so many different ways yes when you do sign up to go into the army or into the needy or whatever area it may be you do know what you're signing up for and you do know that you could be going into harm's way and it is sad and it is very upsetting when you do lose a life and we all grieve differently but we do know that this congresswoman unfortunately has never been on the side of protests and for her to actually divulge even that
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one sentence if that sentence were told correctly you know that's not her conversation to actually be sharing the president pushed back on twitter this morning and he also pushed back in a short press briefing in the conference room here's what he had to say about his side of the story that a very nice conversation with the woman with the wife who has sounded like a lovely woman did not say what the congresswoman said and most people are too surprised to hear. cesar how do you unpack this. well the way i unpack it is first of all i know fredricka wilson very well and i find to be truthful yes she's a partisan but there are multiple other people in that vehicle including an aunt and uncle the mother of the deceased the mother laura believe the ceased and it's been confirmed that those words were accurate they show the problem is the president trump has a bad history of showing a lack of empathy. with their work confirmation by other people specifically the
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mother of the seized who said he simply was without empathy and perhaps he should just write letters and not make phone calls i have to tell you it's a south florida and this was a big deal meaning. his body coming back here before this story broke it was live shown the car on the interstate going to the airport to meet the body before this part of the story broke is that congresswoman when you are politics here though mitch i mean do you think the chido going overboard i don't believe i don't believe so because there were other people that confirmed that i mean you do has a bad history in this yes absolutely i do and i actually come from a city unfortunately who just went through one of the worst mass shootings and in the united states history and when the president visited here he definitely showed empathy and our city was grateful so everyone grieves differently with loss i understand that and people sometimes are angry sometimes they're confused you know
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i'm not exactly sure how this particular family's dealing with it but i do know that this congresswoman has never been a fan of the president john kelly who lost a son in combat chief of staff bitch said that the call was appropriate what do you make of that. well i think that it's interesting you know way you know john kelly's been very silent i think he felt the competence was broken we do know that president trump attacked prior presidents incorrectly about how they've got with deaths a.p. broca's story today specifically of some of the folks who passed away during a trump presidency two different families said they've never been contact either by mail or by phone yeah i third family said just by mail you know i'll harken back to something the previous speaker just spoke to i'll match your your vegas with the puerto rico where he had a press conference and specifically said hey you didn't lose that many people not that many people die and then another time in puerto rico we said already everybody
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have a good time now this guy is this is this connect emotional right points well taken by both of you tonight midseason amy tarkanian thank you so much for joining us on this the saving. the russian lawyer behind a meeting with donald trump jr gave more details about the pressure she faces from the president's opponents and the united states media last month the tali of beslan skya was accused of helping russian interference in the u.s. election in an exclusive interview with r t she spoke in depth about how she's been treated by the mainstream media and been used to political stunts just to make it clear i was never against any sanctions because they don't involve my client and i'm against manipulating facts i'm against how these sorties haven't investigated the story behind the monkey ski act what happened in the u.s. it was pure politics but. as i personally gave this memo to the journalists i can't recall her name and this is a translation off
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a memo that i prepared for myself before my trip to the u.s. last year everything our learned i shared with police and american lawyers this memo was the result of my own investigation. after two days of n.f.l. ownership meetings with players and owners the n.f.l. commissioner roger goodell weighed in on the weeks old scandal of players kneeling during the national anthem the n.f.l. does not condone players kneeling during the national anthem but will not punish them for doing it we believe. everyone should stand for the national anthem that's an important part of our policy it's also an important part of our game that we all take great pride in and it's also important for us to honor our flag and to our country and we think our fans expect us to do that. this network r t america has been accused of producing propaganda for the russian government from
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time to time let me show you what propaganda really looks like this is the old executive building directly across from the white house the vice president's office is in this building on tuesday the trumpet ministration used this building paid for by all taxpayers to host a one sided radio road to promote in-cell the trump tax plan to the american listening audience no liberal talkers or anyone opposing the plan were invited or afforded the opportunity to participate and radio row or interview the president or vice president question more isn't this propaganda some of the top conservative talkers in major markets were used as vehicles of promotion for the drunk administration it was free airtime free promotion and flat out an unchallenged message presented by the president himself meanwhile not
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a single word of concern from the democrats because i guess they're too concerned about russia right in their own backyard there is propaganda and they are failing to call it out radio rows are a common practice in the industry presented by hosts who often have a clear ideological position for more on this we turn to an expert in the industry to tell us about the influence of talk radio in america michael harrison of talkers magazine michael nice to have you with us tonight it's been too long good to have you on thank you good to be if you give our audience a sense of what happens here what's the history of radio row i know they have them from time to time i have participated in and when i was doing a nationally syndicated show your perspective. well i was involved with the very start of the radio rows back during the clinton administration he was very talk radio friendly even though as time went by talk radio wasn't that friendly to him
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and the first radio row was back when hillary clinton was proselytizing her own medical plan and that didn't work out very well hosts have been brought to the white house since then over the years to broadcast from the white house and to meet with the president and various members of the administration on both the left and the right both the democrats and the republicans but as the years have gone on and talk radio has become more partisan in terms of its format ics the ones that get invited are the ones that are most in line with the president at the time when obama was president it was very hard for conservative talk show hosts ever get a meeting or an invite to the white house and of course when george w. bush was there they had radio rows that were primarily with conservatives now the trumpet ministration had their radio row yesterday that was really pulled out of the air i mean it was a quick thing put together because there was a c.n.n. article about how conservative talk show hosts were disappointed that donald trump
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has been ignoring them that he actually hasn't been reaching out and going on talk radio on conservative stations so the next day all of a sudden there was a radio row and it was predominantly obviously conservative friends of trump do they help ratings does does this work are they influential for people trying to message to the listers. well i think that anything that you do that has such a high profile as broadcasting from the white house with the president the vice president and kid ministration officials is going to create a buzz among listeners but i think it's more of a prestige thing especially when it doesn't have time to be promoted this thing as i said was put together in a day i think it's more of a prestige thing and i think on a personal level it's kind of a kick for the hosts who suddenly become very enamored by the idea that they're in the white house and they're talking to the president there's something about the presidency of the united states that melts even the most hardened commentators so i
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don't know if it's like television where it's event driven and ratings reflect each day of broadcasting radio is rated in a different way so i don't i don't think it affects ratings per se but i think it has an impact on the prestige of the station and the hosts reputation is trump being good for talk radio he's been fantastic for talk radio he's been fantastic for the media from a business perspective and that's that's my expertise is from the business perspective he's created conversation he's created controversy he's created material and he has boosted ratings not just for radio but for talk television even newspapers are enjoying a resurgence because of the country's fascination with the trumpet ministration as probably the most compelling reality show of all time michael harrison publisher of talkers magazine michael nice to have you with us tonight thank you. thank you ed a man suspected of killing three in maryland was taken into custody in delaware the
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saved being. prince is believed to have shot five of his coworkers in hartford county maryland and another individual in wilmington delaware shortly before nine am prince entered a maryland kitchen countertop company where he works in killed three while wounding two others the sort of thirty seven year old was in possession of a single handgun firefighters have contained nearly all of the wildfires ravaging california this month fires have destroyed over two hundred ten thousand acres and cost the state more than three billion dollars in addition forty two lives have been lost and close to two hundred people have suffered injuries as a result of the fires fifty seven hundred structures were consumed in the fires with over ninety thousand people forced to evacuate their homes officials in california are estimating the potential environmental impact of the smoke from the
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fire. china's one thousand communist party congress started this week china's leader xi jinping was granted another five year term as the country's chief officer xi jinping gave a three and a half hour speech in front of twenty three hundred delegates from the chinese communist party during the speech the chinese leader called for strengthening state owned enterprises and referred to china as a quote great power repeatedly neither donald trump nor north korea made appearances in the speech. north korea's deputy u.n. ambassador warns a nuclear war may break out at any moment meanwhile former secretary of state hillary clinton spoke at a forum in south korea and criticized the president's foreign policy stance towards north korea manila troon has been following the story and joins us with more this please almost like a soap opera oh that's right however hillary clinton though didn't exactly call out
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the president by name while in seoul but i think it's safe to presume that she was taking jabs at potest what she called the actions towards north korea bellicose and aggressive and perhaps that type of behavior is what triggered this response from the north koreans do when deputy ambassador came in riyadh and he said quote unless the hostile policy and the nuclear threat of the u.s. is thoroughly eradicated we will never put our nuclear weapons and ballistic rockets on the negotiating table under any circumstances and by all accounts if u.s. officials insist that diplomacy is the preferred route in handling north korea the deputy secretary of state john sullivan said the u.s. has not ruled out direct talks with north korea but added that allies must be prepared for any eventuality this as he met with his south korean and japanese counterparts in seoul south korea now to be clear to clear up any confusion these diplomats meeting in seoul is
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a completely separate event than what was attended by hillary clinton she was invited to speak at a different event also held in seoul but at that speaking of that is where she criticized the president's actions which appears to contrast what his top officials are espousing clinton called his actions cavalier dangerous even short sighted but also called on china to step up their role in intervention this part actually in line with what trump has called for in the past clinton called on china to tighten and absolutely enforce sanctions against north korea she also. china's retaliatory actions against south korean business is conducting business in china following the deployment of u.s. anti missile systems in south korea china has expressed grievances to the u.s. over the use of the bad system claiming its radar could be used to pierce chinese territory concerns over u.s. spying so add there is a lot of diplomatic talks happening in asia this week specifically in seoul the
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american japanese and south korean envoys will also discuss stalled nuclear disarm disarmament talks that involve north korea china and russia the last time such talks took place was way back in two thousand and eight all parties though still hoping that diplomacy will be the winner in this war of words at manilla we just can't talk enough can't wait for more on this we've got a group the policy specialist at the institute for china american studies so rob thanks for being here tonight let's talk about xi jinping first appointed to a another five year term how does this work. he is supposed to be appointed to the second to the second term which is supposed to be his last term he use a president who has accumulated enormous power and authority in the communist system and therefore there is this thinking that he will extended beyond the five year term my inclination is to is that he will not do so he it is not so much about the xi jinping sure as much as she jinping being the core leader offered
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a collective leadership of the chinese communist party which is leading the party in the state in the country of three and a half hour speech is that what they normally see in china i don't think you left anything out. let's revisit this with this he is at the pinnacle of his political career this is that speech delivered at the pinnacle of his political career it's a work report and this work report actually has been has been drawn up over a full your which he delivered so how could he not mention north korea and the situation on the peninsula and the possibility of nuclear proliferation i know that's that's important but i don't think he wanted to get into a speech which was particularly adversarial in terms of particularly talking about international issues he did talk about international issues as to the role of china more broadly in the international system but he did not touch upon individual issues he was rather trying to show that he is the heir today in shopping and like
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deng xiaoping did a thirty year program of reform is now setting in a similar program for the next thirty years for stocks of korea what hindrance if any does hillary clinton provide just showing up in criticizing american policy when you know we really don't know what we're dealing with there you know it actually doesn't help and here's the reason why i leave hillary clinton aside for a moment barack obama had given a speech in berlin just before president trump was getting to berlin i think earlier this summer and he was just trying to show himself the anti barak obama and then type barack obama policy also so he needed to frame himself i mean donald trump need to frame has this thing on those lines and this is exactly what's going to happen anything that has come out from a democratic from a democratic side he is going to reject first of all even if it does it even if it is at the expense of the hosts secondly on top of that i think i mean hillary clinton shares some deal of the blame too in the fact that over the four years when
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she was secretary of state and the four years there after i mean really not that much not that much happened north korea says war at any moment do you believe that should we believe that no i don't think we should believe that right away. but the reason for this i think i personally think is because there are again a whole set of war games happening right now as we speak on the korean peninsula including strike forces who could be capitated kim jong un so this was just more of a deterrent threat of course the threat of a miscalculation always exists when parties are saw i mean just next to each other but what we should definitely be looking for is this providing an excuse for kim jong un to test and intercontinental ballistic missile sometimes all right sue rob you have to thank you for issue. one mississippi school district is drawing criticism after banning the book to kill a mockingbird from classrooms the district says language in the pulitzer prize
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winning novel about racial injustice is making parents and children uncomfortable. with that story tonight. at least seven free speech organizations are publicly condemning the biloxi's school board for unilaterally removing the american classic to kill a mockingbird from the eighth grade required reading list in a letter to the school superintendent the national coalition against censorship and other first amendment advocates protested the move arguing that banning the book without a formal committee review violates district policies and raises serious educational and legal concerns regarded as a masterpiece of american literature harper lee's nine hundred sixty s. novel deals with reese's and injustice in the south as a black man is unfairly accused of rape it contains racial slurs and the n. word the vice president of the biloxi school board defends the book ban saying
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quote there were complaints about it there is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable unquote in the book remains in the school libraries while eighth graders will no longer be required to read it the move has drawn criticism on social media with the former secretary of education and others insisting a ban against to kill a mockingbird is a form of cultural cleansing the decision is just the latest in an ever growing list of historical references up on public chopping block last year a philadelphia school board banned the adventures of huckleberry finn from classrooms because mark twain's rating was not inclusive and made students uncomfortable of mice and men suffer of the same fate after an idaho school board said the classic contained too many profanities even oscar winning classics aren't protected in august memphis theater ended its thirty four year tradition of
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screening gone with the wind after several patrons reportedly complained than one nine hundred thirty nine. i'm was racially insensitive now while the list of things people find offensive continues growing critics say a racing history ultimately prevents the public from learning from its past reporting from miami marina r.t. and that is our news tonight follow me on twitter with moves with like me on the facebook page we've got a post a guest there every day you can now see america on direct t.v. channel three twenty one. point that i've been watching thanks for watching hopefully we'll see you back here the. mark twain said it's easier to homeschool people than to convince them they've been fooled that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed fake news feed for by corporate interests they
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i'm lindsay francis is the boss broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight tesla cuts loose hundreds of workers and claims of just a natural culling process after annual performance reviews it's enough to strike fear into the heart of employees everywhere something could be going on behind the scenes here we're going to look at that also china's communist party meets for its congress which is held every five years president xi jinping says it's time for china to take center stage and my guests tonight take a look at the economies of china and india both are powerhouses both are saddled with debt we've got their growth forecasts and now it's time to read the tea leaves by us starts right now.
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a judge has ruled out a seventy two million dollar award for a deceased cancer patient and her family the lawsuit accuses personal care product manufacturer johnson and johnson of contributing to the ovarian cancer which took the life of jacqueline fox in missouri appeals court vacated the previous ruling citing location problems a recent supreme court decision limits where injury suits can be filed since the plaintiff's place of residence was alabama and should not have been tried in st louis courts the original ruling awarded the millions it was one of four jury awards totaling three hundred seven dollars or three hundred seven million dollars rather in st louis now johnson and johnson is accused of not warning consumers about the cancer risks of talc based products like it's baby powder the manufacturing giant faces lawsuits by forty eight hundred plaintiffs nationally
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over similar claims regarding those tao tao based goods in california a jury awarded one woman alone four hundred seventeen million dollars. one of the world's biggest mining companies is in hot water with the securities and exchange commission rio tinto and two of its executives stand accused of lying about the value of a mine purchased in africa back in two thousand and eleven it paid three point seven billion dollars for the mine in mozambique and then received a rude awakening less than a year later when it realised its investment was worth significantly less than the purchase price the f.c.c. says the mine contained not only less coal than previously thought but also had coal of a much lower quality this meant it could only sell about five percent of it rio tinto kept those findings from shareholders until two thousand and thirteen that's fraud the company says it will now vigorously defend itself in that case they
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ultimately sold the mozambique mine for just fifty million dollars in two thousand and fourteen rio tinto already paid the u.k.'s financial conduct authority thirty six billion dollars for failing to carry out an impairment test on that mine and failing to recognise the loss in asset value. under obamacare insurance companies are required to charge customers with lower income levels a lower rate on their health insurance the government offsets that cost by giving insurance companies money a subsidy but president donald trump has decided that is not legal without the approval of congress so insurance companies should not count on that automatic injection of cash congress votes against it and as the tussle over the details of the ac intensifies on capitol hill it's important to remember that the argument
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over paying insurance companies has a story past and it's about to get more dramatic hadley heath manning director of policy for the independent women's forum joins me to discuss pretty much what we're talking about a bipartisan agreement possibly extend these obamacare subsidies to insurers. explain to me sort of the fight that's gone on the state's attorneys general numerous of them have come out fighting against the trump executive order something payments. but you say the fight took place long before trump sort of declaration tell us about that. this was a fight that started between the obama administration and the u.s. house u.s. house filed a lawsuit against the obama administration when these subsidies called cost sharing reductions initially started to go out and the claim from the u.s. house was hey we have the power of the purse we're the legislative body and we never appropriated this money so earlier this year a federal court actually deemed to be subsidies unconstitutional and they've been
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continuing to go out operating under a temporary stay so that litigation was never really settled and this week of course the president from announcing that the cost sharing reductions were not going to continue to flow from his administration and inviting i think congress to act and actually appropriate the money if that's what they wanted to do what about this agreement bipartisan agreement looks like to extend these payments for the next two years obviously there's going to be a lot of discourse going forward over this is the week goes on but on the face of it what do you what do you think about this. it's not a surprising deal we know that the niggers lamar alexander and patty murray have been trying to work together to find some kind of bipartisan compromise that would shore up the obamacare exchanges where people go to buy their health insurance plans if they don't have employer sponsored plans or medicare or medicaid and so there has been a deal shaping up i think president from gave republicans
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a little more negotiating power by announcing that his administration was not going to continue to send out these subsidies because that came a bargaining chip as a part of this deal so in the deal we know democrats are getting an extension of the subsidies so they are actually going to get appropriations for the subsidies if the deal passes both houses and in exchange republicans are supposedly getting some kind of increased flexibility for states in terms of how they implement the affordable care act and flexibility for states with a theme we heard it many times over the summer as the senate tried to pass different versions of a repeal and replace type piece of legislation but we don't know exactly what that looks like yet we do know however it's not going to include flexibility on the so-called essential health benefits or their fireman's of what every health insurance plan has to cover so let's hope that we get more details on that and president trump seems interested in the deal he would be interested in finding it if of course that can get through congress politically does this frustrate the
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issue for republicans on the hill with donald trump making this sort of an action post you know in the house and the senate and these executive orders these declarations it's already a very difficult issue. well in terms of the politics there has been an ongoing blame game between the republican controlled house of congress and the republican controlled by house and i think a lot of the positioning here from the white house is congress failed to act on the affordable care act therefore the white house is going to act by shaping up these executive orders stopping the cost sharing reduction payments to insurers and in a way that sends the message that president tromp is doing everything that he can to respond to his voter base whom he promised he would repeal obamacare meanwhile the ball is back in the court at the rational republicans who made the same promise to their constituents but so far have failed to act so i think in twenty eighteen when we come back to these midterm elections it's really going to be up to members
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of congress and u.s. senators who are up for reelection to explain to their constituents why they failed to act you know and that's yet to be seen maybe they'll act before election time rolls around but so far the president is definitely protecting himself giving an answer to his voters for ways that he can act within his executive authority right and we've watched it time and time again he sort of sues his base and then congress goes it's got to take up the reins and do these the real writing of of what goes into these bills romita juice of the issue and it seems like the g.o.p. better start up some sort of preemptive strike because midterms are coming up and how are they ever going to have an excuse for not getting health care done after all of this time how are they going to shore up the base that their constituents who have benefited from the ac a and those who are unhappy with it. it's right it's a really divided country even within political parties we see some people
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benefiting from subsidies in the medicaid expansion and do they see other people feeling the strain of additional costs whether it's higher premiums or higher out of pocket costs or having their health insurance plans canceled some people getting cancellation letters over and over again because of the shifts and they see exchanges and the carriers that are available to them but another important consideration here is the timing because right now the executive orders that we saw issued at the end of last week as well as the cost reduction payments that are going to be stopped will not have a big effect on the twenty eight thousand plan year because so many of those contracts have already been written and signed and open enrollment starts november first so that's right around the corner but by the same token what happens this time of year next year when for example some of the changes that republicans have the opportunity to make could impact the rates that people are facing in the plans that are available to them for the twenty ninth teens plan year so that's i think where publicans really need to focus their attention now in
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a lot of ways it's too late to do anything about the plans that are available and the prices that people are facing for next year but certainly this time next year this will be a very hot topic politically as they face those midterm elections ok so back to this bipartisan bill do you think it's got legs on the face of things. on the face of things it does have legs in the u.s. senate where we thought very close margin republicans almost faffing with a simple majority some of their repeal and replace plans that again have been the most states like the ability so i think you'll see a handful of republican moderate senators join senator alexander and showing interest for this the question is will there be a full party of democratic senators coming behind this deal because of course any changes to the affordable care act require democrats to admit that the law does need shoring up that it does need help in the case of the cost sharing reduction payments i think you'll see a lot of enthusiasm but the question really lies with democrats how much
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flexibility are they willing to give states what does that mean for the future of the law thank you so much for joining me on this hadley he's manning director of policy for the independent women's forum thank you. test blood the famous cutting edge electric car company has let go between four hundred and seven hundred employees some of those hundreds have spoken to media now and it's not painting a rosy picture for them or for their former employer current and former employees say it's a cost cutting measure but management says it's just a part of the annual employment review process a report by the san jose mercury news claims that the numbers last reflect between one and two percent of its entire automotive workforce people given their walking papers have claimed they were notified of their employed status or unemployed status rather with an e-mail or a phone call telling them not to come in and this comes as test announced that in september it met only two hundred sixty of its model three orders falling well
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short of its fifteen hundred car goal goldman sachs' analysts have chimed in with concerns over the company's ability to consistently churn out a profitable high quality model three s. . we're going to go to break now but stick around because when we return my guest gives us the latest on chinese debt plus china's nineteenth party congress has begun communist party leaders there say it's time for china to take center stage as we go to break here the numbers at the closing bell. what. would you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put those for the face she's your wife. now i live to do due to going to
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more. all the worlds and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties are into america play r.t. america offer much more artsy american offers more. in many ways than using landscape just like this you know real moves big names good actors bad actors and in the end you could never own your own. so the park and all the world's a stage all the world's a stage all the world's a stage and we are definitely a player.
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the. word. of this is. very far away from the for older workers who. were. its capability not currency that's the message block chain proponents want the travel industry to hear an airline giant lufthansa is answering that call it's entering into the industry's first ever partnership with a block chain provider it's involved in the presale of winding trees financing of a block chain marketplace of tonga says a big selling point was the neutral information documentation system which could
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for example increase transparency in-flight maintenance but that's just for starters winding tree says that the traditional web of complex and seemingly endless data points collected on every traveler's trip would be reconciled and tracked more easily with this technology it's set to change the face of ticketing loyalty memberships security and identity and that all important aircraft maintenance. china's nineteenth party congress has officially kicked off in beijing where president xi hailed the country's tireless struggle as he calls it he also said it was finally time for china to become a mighty force on certain global issues. he has more on that for us every five years the communist party of china and gathers for the national congress at the
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meeting officials announce changes to leadership and discuss the biggest issues facing the country considering china's impressive growth anticipation built quickly to hear president xi is remarks on the economy and it was during the last congress that she became the party's general secretary and ever since has emerged as one of china's most prominent leaders ever during his speech he said china needs to innovate more and work on protecting the environment while also saying true to socialist roots. we must uphold and improve china's basic socialist economic system and socialist distribution system there must be no year resolution about working to consolidate and develop the public sector there must be no resolution about working to encourage support and guide the private sector we must see then resource allocation the market plays the decisive role. during the rest of this three and a half hour address he painted
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a bright future for china to the chill hundred thousand two thousand plus delegates in attendance but he also acknowledged some challenges ahead like corruption in climate change something that everyone agrees requires a unique solution. political structural reform is not something that can be achieved overnight china will not blindly copy or replicate the models of other countries she did not touch upon certain global conflicts like the growing tension between ally north korea and the u.s. but he did briefly commend the building efforts made in the south china sea which has been a source of contention between a handful of nations she also warned against what he called separatist activity in regards to taiwan and the gathering is expected to last for about a week where we could eventually hear comments on those hot topics and hear more about the next five years ahead. taiwan always a hot topic and i think that's going to go anywhere any time soon to wrap it up
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what are the main sort of takeaways from this first day of the national congress i understand it was a pretty long speech we haven't really thought of hours but there was a lot of focus on innovation and encouraging and in order to expand their presence in the world and there really was a lot of focus on the economy president said he wants to level the playing field for foreign companies that are trying to get into china which that complain that the restrictions are just too burdensome and make it hard to be successful there which makes them question why they're even approaching china to begin with but they also have some pretty lofty goals about eradicating poverty he essentially wants to lift everyone out of poverty across the country by two thousand and twenty so in three years he hopes to get rid of poverty so they have lots of goals basically you know push everyone up and then expand their presence throughout the rest of the world he's also trying to leverage his power and stay as is as a very strong leader of this party in ways that no other leader there has has shown
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in generations the media was broadcast all over the country all the the world in some cases but wasn't fully accessible via social media what can you tell us about that because some people did see some of it but not everywhere some of us were watching closely so the message was very controlled which i'm sure doesn't exactly how much as a prize the night before the congress began we bow and we chatted several there are social media apps in china all the sudden underwent maintenance and that companies did not know how meant on why the government obviously didn't say anything so most china watchers are assuming that it was a direct order from the government so they could control the message during the duration of the entire congress because like i said it last for about a week but we saw some other similar restrictions air b.n. b. in for the entire month of october took their listings in beijing down and when they were asked why they did that they said well several other companies in. hospitality industry are doing the same things they kind of they like the most
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information everyone else very quiet but it was clearly very much an industry wide thing for every sort of company that was put on hold for this week and as we watch is going forward we can at least have something to grab as we watch these speeches unfold thank you so much but about. sticking with china growing debt in two of the world's largest economies india and china have analysts the world over warning of possibly another financial crisis joining me to discuss marshall auerbach research associate b.v. economics thank you so much for coming and very time he discussion for this sort of some are concerned that the recent debt boom in these economic powerhouses such as india and china could be what causes the next economic meltdown do you think this is a reasonable fear or is it just an overexaggeration. it is somewhat
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of an overexaggeration it's a good headline the reality is that most of the debt in both countries is domestically denominated so it's not really tied in as much to the global financial infrastructure in the same way the say would be if it was europe or north america and you can always inflate away the debt domestically because you can always create the want of the rupees needed to. offset the the debt itself and that's probably what both countries will do so down the road they could both have an inflation problem but as of yet the foreign debt component of the overall debt it's not large enough to create international repercussions ok well china has faced some setbacks recently with regard to its debt s. and p. downgrade and china's credit rating because of the potential risks from growing debt the ratio to g.d.p.
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is pretty pretty astounding if a financial crisis were to emerge because of china's surging debt would that government be able to to handle it. you know it's a good question well first of all i wouldn't take the s. and p. downgrade that seriously i mean they've made similar calls in the past for example on japan and japan thirty years on and still running fairly steadily so that the rating agencies have not had a great record in that regard but the other consideration which i think you pointed to in your question is that you know your you've got some fairly important political anniversaries coming up. not just the. ascension of the communist party the government but the but also been important anniversary got into the formation of the communist party and there's going to be a lot of celebrations in china regarding those events and clearly it would not behoove the country's leadership if there was
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a price on their watch so i think they will pull will pull all stops but you know if you look at the most recent data has actually been reasonably robust so it doesn't look like you're in a point where things are slowing down dramatically i think things were much weaker back in two thousand and sixteen but i think you had a reasonable rebound since that time in china and in india again you've got a country where there's been a lot of talk about reform it's been more talk than reality at this point you've got a very very rigid system both in the sense that the federal government can exert a comparatively small amount of control over what the state governments to and that does make any substantial force and to remove impediments to growth be much more difficult and that's a real challenge that india has right now well india you know they do monetization changing of the tax code to centralize it and make things run more smoothly across
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state as you mention is that just moot is that not going to work i mean the big credit debt credit i'm sorry economic growth forecast was downgraded from seven point four percent to six point nine. what do you think do you think that this monetization process is affecting that i mean how is india going to look based on these huge reforms the government has made well the they've announced but implementing them is always the problem exactly you know you don't really have a well developed infrastructure and you know as far as the tax reform goes there's still a comparatively small number of indians that actually pay the tax i mean it's virtually impossible for us and you've got so many people that are below a threshold where they would actually start paying a tax so the main concern they've got to get is to have more people growing and becoming middle class so they could actually. pay taxes but the reality is that you know it's they've still got a very very archaic and. almost
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a prehistoric. infrastructure in regard to the tax collector collect taxes and i think that that just creates huge challenges and that's something that you know it's a generational problem but something you're going to fix in the next two years. i want to get your opinion on shadow banking in china it's very interesting if you take a look at this graph we can see that china's shadow banking is estimated to be up in the trillions the world bank has said that that shadow banking is the biggest one of the biggest threat to its regional prosperity is this something western economies should be paying attention to. yeah and let's be clear here because shadow banking as the term is used in china is not the same is a labrat system of. debt that we have in the us and it's really more more akin to claw. it's a kind of step that you saw in the you know you you almost want to call them back
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alley bang right and so intimate to this system that it's not even worth calling them an entity it's just well it's right so it's a way it's much harder to regulate it creates and if you go to them of course it creates all sorts of problems for if you don't pay it up it can create a again it's the kind of thing where ultimately it will create a problem and it will be met by the federal government probably by the states introducing some form bailout to these entities taking them over and probably putting a few people in jail and it won't actually solve the underlying problem but it certainly could over the some of the create an inflationary problem depending on the scale of what's actually. what's actually done to prevent it but it's it's old style loan sharking is a reality thank you very much for input on this marshall auerbach research associate with levy economics institute thank you thanks for having me. we all know
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your launching on our team america special report. there. is one that's. basically everything that you think you know about civil society have broken down. there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not be. normalizing. we don't need people with things like this on our plate. this is an incredibly situation. i would hold to
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you sean. they put themselves on the line they did accept it or reject it. so when you want to be president. more so more want to. have to go right to cross the sea level before three in the morning can't believe that i'm interested always in the waters in the house. our culture is awash in logs dominated by streams of never ending electronic hallucinations that talk fiction until they are indistinguishable we have become the most deluded society on politics as a species of endless and needless to little computer politicians and the celebrities are two ruling parties are in reality one part of the corporate world and those who attempt to puncture this vast breathless universe of fake news just
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signed to push through the cruelty and exploitation of the neo liberal order up force so far to the margins of society including by a public broadcasting system that has sold its soul for corporate money that we might as well be mice squeaking against an avalanche but squeak we must. larry king now tony goldwyn. the notion of the present united states. they enlisted affair and be an affair with a woman of a different color was. provocative and now i think you know partly because of people like arms and storytelling. humbled on a daily basis. love work with. so
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many aspects. where a woman approaches problem solving and leadership. strips some of the insights that we have plus. and sit. there with her because she was a scammer for us as sure. as she was taking the pictures tried to kiss me. and turn my head sort of startle and she looked. at me she took her camera all next on larry king now. larry king now attorney visit with actor writer director tony goldwyn for six years tony has been ruptured audiences as president fitzgerald grant on the a.b.c. smash hits scandal he's also known for divergent goes the last samurai and outlaw all problems where he played warren jeffs the cameras director of conviction in
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a walk on the moon he now stars as ed miller in the new movie the man who brought down the white house that's in theaters now and the final season of scandal play in years october fifth on a.b.c. we'll talk about felt in a while so it's hard to put an end to a show it feels right yet sad and scandal has been such a dream job. you know. or done. a regular series before. because i directed two other things and they wanted to make that commitment and this one fell right and i've just been so lucky so but seven years of playing the same character i think it's time to put it to rest to say i'm thrilled that we're doing it at a time you know to finish strong and shonda rhimes decided this was going to be the end it was her choice and you know it wouldn't be a. the alternative is just to go on until the show peters out no one's watching
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a lot of time when and to gets into a role like you did they don't get movie parts because there's such an association with the hit show that you did though yeah well the world's really changed where you know when i first started acting in the in the late eighty's. you could not work in both t.v. and movies but if you were if you worked on television you were sort of banned from movies and once i'd managed to break into movies i was told you cannot do television so all through the ninety's and even the early two thousand i really i only did movies. because it was it was considered career suicide and now it's completely changed you know netflix said yeah now the best work is happening on television and everybody wants to it wants in so there's no longer any stigma about did the cast play any part mending the show was just shut down does this leave the show on this decision i think the network would have been happy to keep it going she just called us at the end of last season and said this is what we're going to
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do this is the last season seven years you know this is that it isn't seven you're no longer president right so how does the part develop into this well we'll see why so what we have to do of the inaugural of the new president your ex-wife right so that was the end of last season i directed that i was that actually so my ex-wife is now the present time you know fits my character has has retired to vermont for the moment to start a foundation to disappear from the show no one i disappear and then i will reappear . and you know the sort of vortex of power that shawn the likes to explore and scandal can you know no one can stay out of that vortex for long when you're working with all these actors on a regular basis and then you direct them what's that like it's great it's a really unique experience you know it's like. we're all we've all become a family and it's a very intimate experience because we know each other very well. so for me it's
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a privilege they're all great actors and to be able to kind of help someone with their process is is really special and then also i get to work with certain characters in the show fits doesn't interact with much so when i'm directing i get to work with all of the folks that i don't normally get to work with the director and they have a sow's in the last yeah i directed the second episode this year we just finished that a few weeks ago so i think you know how it all ends no no i just know we never know from one episode the next in retrospect why is the show been such a hit because i knew the girl she's played judy smith the nurses sure i'm on my show yeah she's an amazing woman amazing if it happens a few times in a career you're so lucky but i've experienced it a couple of times where something works. the concept just really works as a piece of entertainment and it seems that the same time to touch. to happen at the
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right moment in our sort of social history and i think that the combination of doing a show about you know politics and about you know the power center of washington. that you know involved an interracial love affair was able to be incredibly entertaining at the same time as tackle social issues that are right you know. on the surface of what we're all thinking a lot of talking about you know shonda rhimes just hit it with this concept i think at a time when it was really needed and we could accept black white love affairs and yeah i mean she didn't wear the white remember when you know that i probably talked about this before but. when scandal premiered the notion of the president of united states. having a illicit affair and be an affair with a woman of
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a different color was if you know provocative to say the least and now i think you know partly because of people like shonda rhimes in storytelling that's become you know i'm not not so remarkable. fortunately in the same way that shonda had you know my republican chief of staff. but the third episode we found out that he had a husband and that was sort of startling and stunning and now i don't think that would be too remarkable seven years later samuel goldwyn that's right you know your grandfather i knew him well yeah i was i was fourteen when he died he was quite a man when he was here that he was a real character and i loved him dearly and your dad was also producer yet my does him jr was also a very successful producer you star in felt the man who brought down the white house i had the honor of interviewing muggs i know you did right after it was revealed he was deep throat and you play mr who is he ed miller was felt right hand
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guy at the f.b.i. and a very in his kind of you know felt was not a man who had a lot of close friendships and miller was one of his close you know close friends you know really this really is watergate from the f.b.i. his perspective which is a view into the scandal that we really haven't seen you know we've had woodward and bernstein's perspective we hadn't had nixon's perspective. you know in many different versions but this is a really interesting look at it. particularly given what's going on in politics as we speak just like we're going to liam neeson liam's just he's such a great actor and a wonderful guy and i've known him since he first came to america when i was just starting out as a young actor and lee and i just got here we had some mutual friends and used to hang out when he was just busting out in movies. and i he was as down to earth a guy then you know nice as down to earth guy now as he as he was then what do you
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make of that we have to ask everyone ask what do you make of mr trump. well i'm not a fan. i think that. you know i think that trump has a genius you know for. media getting media attention i think he was really brilliant on that and sort of branding himself an understanding that by just dominating the news cycle. that. had more power than anyone ever assumed and we've seen it again this you know recently with what's happened with the n.f.l. you know coming out. he seems that a you know a brilliance for right is the health care bill was take credit to mccain said he wasn't going to vote for the ladies all of the reasons the clearly north korea is declaring war suddenly you know the president trump goes down for a political rally in alabama and goes after calling copper neck and what is there one talking about this weekend you know college cabinet and the n.f.l.
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and. he's. you know it's extraordinary the art of distraction and i think you have said give you a quote shonda is all about being girly into the same time the doesn't begin anything or even the fact that women are centuries superior to men given a chance vastly more powerful said one for being physically smaller women would have dominated the earth long ago did i say that you said that only and how do you know they siad if you base it on your wife my wife my daughters the women i work for and you know there's a little bit of hyperbole in that statement of vastly superior i think it's more about equality but i do think that. you know. i'm humbled on a daily basis by the women that i love and the women that i work with and find that . you know so many aspects of the way
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a woman approaches problem solving and leadership. you know outstrips so many of the instincts that we have as men you directed a commercial about hillary clinton i did that's right yeah what do you make of of hillary oh it's so long yeah she's such an incredible woman was not a good camp she was not a great campaigner at all the personally she's personally she's a great was you know. she's a extraordinarily brilliant woman she's a real deeply kind and warm woman. she is not the greatest candidate we've ever had although i think that done i think that she faced in this alleged past election forces that were beyond. you know i don't think you can fault it's easy to monday morning quarterback oh well hillary did this hillary did that in many ways i thought she did an extraordinary job. as a candidate i think that she her personality very much did come through i think
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that she dominated in the debates i think that her performance at the democratic convention her speech was perfect. you think you know about the great present i think she would have made a great president i do and i say you know the the things that you know the weather was komi coming out with what he did will find out what the impact of the you know the russians were i think the unique skills that donald trump brought to this contest were overwhelming and certainly took out sixteen was it sixteen republican you know look it is just knock them right out so i don't you can. you know and i think that hillary is about the work and the job she's not to create self promoter as a by her nature you know she's so on and he's the opposite he's a brilliant self from others and i you know to blame her. you know her. campaigning style you know yes their machine their political calculus was way off
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as i know all of ours out there campaigning as gunson oh my god who knew you played warren jeffs i to throw him away would mormon or as he was say he was the true mormon it will the fundamentalist mormon the other tell that yes yeah he was for people that don't know he you know raise head of this fringe community of fundamentalist mormons who still practice polygamy and how do you find the interior of that so that was a very disturbing character to play i found you know it's one of the pathological narcissist. and i found that condition fascinating he was also a pedophile and that was a very disturbing thing to get inside of. but. but that's the perverse fun of being an actor you know to be able to step inside a psyche that at times can really be repugnant to so i'm on television you know
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what i did all i did fortunately as an actor you warren jeffs was given his narcissism was a. a compulsive a recorder of himself so there were hundreds and hundreds of tapes that he recorded which ended up you know causing him to go to church. but i listen to hours of him talking about himself did he believe in his faith. i think yes he believed in his faith but he like so many narcissists manipulated his faith to serve his own selfish impulses up next tony on success and transcending his noble roots more with tony goldwyn after the break. people have got to know whether or not their present or secure american people deserve to know to friends at this point does it mean
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a guard against the military industrial or we shall never. know. yet we do what. we. think right. i'm a trial lawyer i've spent countless hours poring through documents to tell the story about the ugly side of. corporate media everything uses to talk about the car . i'm going to paint a clear picture about how disturbing alcool up for her conduct is because in march these are stories that you no one else can take on my pepto your host of americans question. multi-talented tony goldwyn is our guest see stars in felt
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a man who brought down the white house in theaters now you come from hollywood royalty we discussed that with a whole support of your family of you getting into the business did they not yet was mixed you know i think it caused my dad some real. heartache when i decided to be an actor a my mother had been an actress and so she was very kind of you know understood but my dad you know it was someone who was a producer and a more business side just saw his friends who are actors going through such a hard time and then acting that tough profession to break into so he was i think he's worried for me and then after a few years when things started working out he became my biggest did you like joining bad people like in ghost yeah i was i mean look at that point i was thrilled to have the job so. and i honestly been concerned at the very beginning of
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my career i thought the more likely thing i could get typecast in was kind of the all-american boy you know which i thought might be terribly boring to play so when i had you know went after this part in ghost which was this villain i thought oh i know how to play that guy and that's different when someone might normally cast me as and then i but i love playing villains because it's always fun to find the humanity in those dollars are just don't look in the mirror and say exactly exactly so every villain will justify it was self and say no i was doing a good thing i was doing what had to be done or it's not my fault that movie holds up it really i saw it recently it really does it's a great film we play a little game of if you only know you did not have to and so this is not a court of law i was your childhood celebrity crush oh my lord i had so many. i think it was marlo thomas you probably knew all outgrow you know a little secret talent i learned how to say whatever talents i have i've put out
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there so i think it's a guilty pleasure guilty pleasure i really like. really good bourbon whiskey. jim being on that no eye to eye jim jim i can appreciate good jim beam but i go for the like pappy van winkle the stuff that's ridiculously expensive but as worth every penny is jack daniels a burthen jack and well technically know his doctor has been in tennessee and serves not only in kentucky where does job you have a head i worked when i was nineteen i worked surveying gas pipelines in the deserts of western colorado that was the weirdest and difficult. who would you trade places with for a day. probably barack obama when he was president something you wish you a better at i wish i spoke other languages besides english would never fails to
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make you less my wife last time you were star struck the i was the phone first of all the other weekend and i bumped into helen mirren and every time i've seen her i'm she's well know always just makes waitresses pretty gorgeous yeah. best compliment you ever got. whenever people tell me how great my kids are. strangest fan encounter. i was working on a project shooting in toronto and i was scouting locations it was directing this one and a woman came up to me and said could she take a selfie with me because she was a scandal family i said sure and she as she was taking the pictures tried to kiss me full in the mouth and i turned my head sort of startled and she licked my neck and then she took her cameron walked away and said thank you very much and i thought that was really. something people get wrong about you. people
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of late keep trying to tell me i should be running for president that i would be a good president that is not correct. what should we be paying more attention to. we should be paying more attention to our public policy in the details of it and stead of being obsessed with the latest you know what it was done in the news cycle i think we owe it to ourselves to really look at what's happening kind of behind the curtain in the quieter realm is this something you long to believe to be true but realize wasn't yeah you know as you know in our past conversations i'm a big supporter of the innocence project and criminal justice reform and for many years i assumed that. our criminal justice system basically functioned effectively and. i was wrong about that there in many ways if in theory it may be you know if working at its best if it can function well but.
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if it is it doesn't and i think we all need to really there were innocent men women imprisoned there are maybe as much as five percent of the people in prison now are innocent some social media questions ok and the l nine seventy one do you feel any funny or embarrassing auditions stories you feel comfortable sharing. oh i have so many bears in our edition stories the though the worst one which are rich is too long to go into but when i was before i even sort i when i was a i was auditioning for acting schools and audition for juilliard and which is one of the people don't want to great acting schools in america and they liked my first audition and called me back and i met up with my best friend who was in new york and he said well let's work on your audition pieces during the break and he
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got me to completely change everything i was doing and i went back in for my callback to juilliard to face the entire faculty of the juilliard school and completely change them one of the things i did with. the money you would you do you have a monologue from a play and this was a play where a guy was talking to himself about whether he should call a grown up for a date and my friend said what you should do in this audition is like be getting dressed you need an activity like be doing something don't just stand there and talk to them and do it in front of the mirror so i thought oh that's a great idea and i go into this callback with all these people and so i need to get dressed so i take off my shirt my i have a sweater and a shirt a button down shirt and i lay them out of the table and a bare chested and i go and i and i mean i sort of created a mirror for myself and i was so nervous when looking in this mirror realizing i was just looking at the stone faced auditioners i forgot to put my clothes on in the us so i do this monologue and i realize i forgot to get dressed in the model i
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get on these people is it made no sense of why i had taken my shirt off so that was . a lead story a bless the floral nun nozzle who is better to live jake and why fitz is better for live because of live would just stop saying no she and fitz have a very profound connection and could actually have a healthy future together group. what was all of a stone like to work with on nixon oliver was completely inspiring to me he's the greatest director i've ever worked with nightingale zero seven two one what will you miss most about being on the scandals the people we've become a real family hole is it tell you what's the most inspiring thing you've learned from your family. the power of love and how that can transform your life. m k t w mom have you heard about a release date for the film a little something for your birthday were so anxious to see it as
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a film i did for sharon stone earlier this year no i don't know yet when it's coming is it a mystery it's a romantic comedy you like working with us or is amazing. a scandal f.t. guam well why is it so important for celebrities to speak out on the current political climate look we're given a platform we're allowed a platform to use our voice because people will tune in and i think if you use it responsibly i feel a responsibility to speak out both you know politically but especially on social issues of importance len eighty two is tony any future plans to star or direct on broadway yes durham directing. a musical that we're you know hope one day we're going to broadway we're going to be doing it out of town next year so we are doing to the music i have never done it we've been working on this one but no it's my first time have you acted on broadway i have yeah i did a musical rep for stan largely promises promises you did promise that and we did
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arrive live on broadway you know made that role famous. jerry orbach area or back that exact lord all down it's right there he was a hell of a singer dancer he sure was nice role did you ever receive hate for the biracial romance between you and kerry washington's never never once. l e d o o o how's the culture on set different when you have a female show runner well one of the big differences is it's completely family centric scandal as is all about accommodating people's family names and you know we now have a pregnant cast member and sean has completely rearranged our schedule to accommodate katie lo's new baby. and it's and i've experienced it myself you know if you have a family issue that comes first l.e.d. again how do you think your character fits has grown over seven seasons and what is the biggest misconception about him i think that fitz is mature as
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a man. i think he's really. you know learned to face his demons and become centered in himself. the misconception about fitz. is that he's all. he's often dismissed as. more of a lightweight than i think he is a good president i think he was a good president yeah i really do i think he did a lot of good even though we were more interested in his extracurricular life. was there ever been a point in your career way i didn't think it would work out from many many times particularly in the early years broke raff if you could just say one sentence to donald trump what would it be. please please please think deeply before you speak thanks tony thanks to
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retard thanks to my guests tony goldwyn felt the man who bore down the white house is in theaters now in the final season of scandal. you can always find me on twitter with james things up to see you next on. still exist. rico's treated as one. hundred three cool. and i knew a lot of c. doesn't make. the island is controlled by the u.s. government and some puerto ricans crave independence. you know. either way but i mean. there are. still
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many do wish to join the u.s. hundreds more leave every day knowing. i'm a long way from mania. beings. with the country at a crossroads for anger on the island is on the rise. rejected tonight is a comedy to solve it not de frank by the corporate media. would you go after the corporations that just more your lives profit over people at the turn. of the data it's not for me it's like medicine it's like a cancer joke from all the stress that the news puts you under redacted tonight is a show where you can go to cry from laughing about the stuff that's going on in the
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world as opposed to just regular crying we're going to find out what the corporate mainstream media is not telling you about how we're going to filter it through some satirical comedic lenses to make it more digestible that's what we do every week hard hitting radical comedy news like redacted tonight is where it's at. the mission of newsworthy it is to go to the people tell their side of the story our stories are well sourced we don't hide anything from the public and i don't think the mainstream media in this country can say you know i think average viewer knows that party america has a different perspective so that we're not hearing one echo chamber that mainstream media is constantly spewing. we're not beholden to any corporate sponsor no one tells us what the cover how long the coverage or how to say it that's the beauty of
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archie america. we give both sides we hear from both sides and we question more that journalists are not getting anything get a new way to bring it home to the american people. today hawk watchers we had back to somalia for the latest on the investigation into the car bombing that took the lives of over three hundred people last saturday the guardian is now reporting that the tragic bombing may actually have been an act of vengeance in response to a botched u.s. and somali military raid that took place last august in the southern lower shabelle region of the country according to officials the man responsible for the attack was
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a former soldier in somalia's army whose hometown was raided by local troops and u.s. special forces two months ago in a controversial operation in which tens of millions were killed a u.s. military involvement in somalia as was ramped up in the waning years of the obama presidency presidency and has only been intensified under the trumpet administration the raid last august saw the deaths of three children between the ages of six and ten at the hands of u.s. and somali forces in the attempt to battle the al shabaab militia and despite what the folks in the military industrial complex and all those neo liberal cons would have you believe i'm sorry but violence does indeed beget more violence especially in africa where a recent un study discovered that in a majority of cases state action appears to be the primary factor finally pushing individuals into violent extremism in africa in fact of the more than five hundred former extremist group members interviewed by the un seventy one per cent stated
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that the killing or arrest of a family member or friend by the state was directly responsible for their extremism . again this time for those hard of hearing in the cheap seats those humanitarian intervention is who just don't want to listen violence no matter how just but gets more violence. you know let's start watching the folks. you get the. real deal with. the bottom. like you know that i got. this. week. well the watching the hawks.
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and had to have a lot of you noticed i didn't start with the greetings and salutations today because i felt very strongly that i wanted to dig right into this story because too often we hear that we need more violence in order to stop violence and i'm tired of tired of it isn't it strange that the most like basic concept of human life that violence is going to make more violence violence doesn't bring peace bombs don't stop wars they don't they never have the network to grow more terrorists and we create more anger and they create generations of people who hate each other for no reason like we have with the russian the u.s. now what happens if you have a bunch of military stuff a lot of politics and then this happens and then we don't care about another side of people of death and destruction we kind of point it off like who care and death pushes extremism especially state sponsored death because because there's always going to be a push back you know the moment someone loses a brother or
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a daughter or a cousin of friend or whatever it is there's going to be pushback i mean more than thirty three thousand people over the last six years have been victims of violent extremism in somalia this is africa as well you know that this is causing widespread displacement was created an aggravated humanitarian crisis that subjecting millions of people across the entire continent of africa thirty three thousand and one continent that's that's far too. especially dying by extremist hands rise also hit their economic prospects as well because it's hard to do business in a place that's constantly in turmoil right and part of that turmoil as this you want to study points out because the state for better or worse is you know killing people and that's driving people in the economics that's driving people into this extreme ism you know it's what's really interesting is if you want to study also found out that eighty three percent of the five hundred people interviewed believe their government looked only after the interests of both of you seventy five
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percent place no trust in their politicians or state security agencies that is where you need to be good you have to rebuild the trust between the government and the community if you're going to stop the extremism you're seeing in africa today and one of those huge refutes reasons and we've talked about it a million times in study after study one of the big reasons that they would say during this when they were asking these extremists what happened what how to turn the economic conditions where the most acute they were the most in need at the time that they joined the group their families were starving you didn't have money you didn't have a home there so much to sort of deal with and some extremist groups even paid salaries and we saw this with with my soul and a lot of other groups is that when there's something going on it's mercenary so they'll pay higher salaries you know to go fight against the americans or whoever happens to be there and you take it because your family starving they need bread and they need you know clean water and those things take money and when you put
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them in that situation feed your family or they don't care that it's you know it's a terrorist organization like these guys are blowing us up with drones these guys are shooting us. i'm going to go to whoever i can find seven is going to change me yeah i mean what's interesting is you see that right when giving safety to my and the safety protection of us their family a tale yes it is not just that they're they're buying the safety they're putting their life on the line to keep the rest of their families say and what's interesting is and we were talking about earlier today when you talk about you know where i heard about you know people joining a dangerous group because of the economics involved in the there's more economic you know convenience and freedom of joining that group you see the same thing in the streets of the united states most people will tell you that the reason that they join the street gang is it's generally because of the sale of drugs and the shadow economy which is the shadow economy and there's no other upward mobility in their neighborhood the only people they see with money are drug dealers and i saw the same thing i'm situation is analogous not about drugs it's about extremism most
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of the people who have money are again you're them extremist groups are mercenary so i want to be like them i can feed my family that way i can protect my you can see that and the trouble is though is that there is also that u.s. that empire that you know bigger bigger country coming in and can try trying to control smaller countries and the people in that country which is where you see that military intervention isn't happening all the time which is highly dangerous at the end of the day. the dominance of media in our lives has come with a host of positive benefits whether it's your grandparents being able to stay in the loop on every family vacation or reunion or allowing people in danger to easily let friends and family know they're safe but as with any other medium politics has found its slippery way into what originally started as an innovative force for good and has resulted in employees and anyone with a hint of political aspirations fearing for their lives over what may have lingered on their online profiles all this recently came to a head when conservative activists started launching extensive online
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investigations trying to out mainstream media journalists for harboring a liberal bias or partisan leanings in private which prompted the pinnacle of the mainstream media establishment the storied new york times to issue an extensive memo last week to its employees instructing them to avoid posting liking or being connected in any way with anything remotely controversial or partisan on social media but what about the first amendment you might ask what about the simple fact that these journalists are intrinsically human and however much you want to conceal it will always have some kind of opinion and bias well apparently the new york times feels those concerns are secondary to protecting itself from the president's accusations of being fake news but what kind of precedent does this really set us a great question and i think. you know when you really look at it. journalism. you can't hide bias in journalism that's always going to be there it's
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been there since the girls i mean yes they will tell you there shouldn't have bias stories and you're right you have to strive for straight up journalist you've got to strive to do you have to know where you can put your bias aside or you can put your own feelings aside and just report the story as it is that that's where you have to be more and that's that's one of those things that sometimes maybe you should more of court on a very specific story or do it as an opinion. to keep yourself making that situation which i did last week with the weinstein scandal because. i worked there i had my own experiences i chose to speak about it not specifically in that case because i can't be right i know i can't i'm good i can't be completely unbiased not such and that's an opinion piece you know me so i'm taking myself out of being a reporter on that piece for the good of the story because i can't do it without being like what's wrong and here's the thing with like this policy the new york times is trying to lay down like ok well no one should be you know posting anything political or no one should be doing that actually i think it's better for your
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audience to make that oh ok well this this reporter does lean right or does lean left or whatever maybe your likes you know purple elephant so whatever it may be that way i know when i'm reading that story i can have more context as a reader to you know is this person being a little tilted this way or that way so that way when i read i've context and i can make an informed decision now there's people that can go online and go on social media as well no and go off the rails and of course there should be you know a company has every right to look at their employer and say you post something really ridiculous you know you shouldn't do that. but i don't think trying to hide it i think that nobody believes i don't think anybody should believe that the highly educated brilliant young minds that are the hope of the world in the future but these these young men and women who are working at the new york times they're not robots are not our tama tons they're real people and i guess we have to realize that when we as journalists become our brand and who we are becomes part of
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the story as much as i mean. you just have to be honest about it you know a lot of this you know came out of project. wonderfully controversial group and heard you know attempts to describe here in my recent audiences really opposed to you know reveal the personal employees kind of exaggerations and what they believe so me ask you this do these groups have a point or are they exaggerating it for their own agenda we know project veritas as a fart. they're a heavy right leaning group i mean there james o'keefe of point put on osama bin laden last to make a point where he crossed the border in a visible border it's ridiculous but they've also been known to selectively things like that you know you are they exaggerating the bias that we see i don't think so i think it's there we don't need to know what they're leaving on the other money to do is look at any c.n.n. reporter or fox news reporter or reporter any of these people are hosts or pundits they are talking about their personal things they have charities for certain kinds
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of course if you have a charity for people in syria then you're probably not going to report on the syrian conflict completely as unbiased as unbiased or with this much clarity as you would if you weren't because you have a personal stake in that we all do because we're human beings but i think making journalist pretend like we're not humans that we don't have feelings that we don't understand and that sometimes we do live in are going to feel like you've got a facebook page that's your professional facebook page that represents your work at the new york times or any other place whether it whether it's journalism or whatever you know work says hey we prefer this on social media they're your job they're paying your salary that's their right to do that you signed on but it's your private page. is that really their right to tell you what to put what you can and cannot post on your private page i will say this. and the thing that i worry about this is that millennium goals are much more interested in their internet privacy of holding on to who they are as a person they understand that that has value and i think they're going to lose out
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on a lot of really talented people are because they are going to want to give up those right great point in that corner a point all right as we're going to break our borders don't forget to let us know what you think the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our full shows at r.t. dot com coming up sean tone stone talks the complicated struggles of puerto rico in the second part of his interview with former new york assemblyman nelson venison artie's brings us the latest on the school district ban of to kill a mockingbird keep watching football. player.
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i think the average viewer just after watching a couple of segments understands that we're telling stories there are critics champ tillman you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth parties able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical the chills people when
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a company in the environmental business ins up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every we can you know want their work in. the hurricane season hit areas around houston in florida extremely hard this year and caused billions of dollars in damage the devastation seems to be markedly more permanent and serious in puerto rico where no overwhelmed infrastructure and a significantly more complex response has left the island without much of the relief seen in the mainland united states but many of the reasons aren't mere coincidence they're actually part of a much more structural problem with puerto rico's overarching relationship to the rest of the nation so to put it in the tech world colorful jargon according to many
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in the puerto rican community the issues puerto rico now faces are a feature not a bug to go in-depth on what the island territory is now struggling with and how it arrived found earlier spoke with nelson dennis a former new york state assemblyman and puerto rican advocate. so how is how is protocol currently dealing with the crisis as far as being able to feed and get water and you know obviously fresh water food and shelter to the survivors of the island obviously many people are fleeing but how is it how are we actually dealing with the crisis as it now stands. as as you know it's amazing you so much. because. over about only fifty percent of the island has electricity now i did it to speak to family members only twice. but all the information that i've gathered some sage that i've had indicate that people are really helping each other especially the rule that only at us and central areas. the interest your theory is
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down and female has done the best it could under chaotic conditions and fortunately that has to do with the person at the top. so it's going to take about six months for put it by the electrical power authority to to come back to full power and it's then anticipated that without a real concerted conscious effort the puerto rican infrastructure which is a won't recover. then told me it will be it will be to same it will be the political that was there's an opportunity there because now we can rebuild in a strong and it in and digitally and powerful way if we employ some of these reforms that i that i mentioned to you but right now it's robbed a lot of people close to have so have of full access to to clean drinking water.
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you heard the reports as well and so it's just it's really it's a it's a it's i hope that it is a understood it and humanitarian crisis because i don't think something he understands that. well could be a ticking time bomb is this could get worse. and totally goes that is now going to could be an albatross around the neck of the of the united states and their world opinion may may may shift the twenty five united states between puerto rico if it does as it continues always done it for the last hundred years we're trouble because when we go it never registered on the radar screen this is a time for people to wake united states and will and terrorists to realize that there is a structural revision starting with this reconstruction that needs to occur on that island. well certainly asian it strikes me that it's coming from a place partly perhaps of racism in the fact that it is not part of the united
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states proper although it's still a colony as we've discussed and you've written a book of war against all puerto ricans want to tell so a bit about the history of what what the war has entailed what does that mean that there has been a war systematically in your opinion against puerto rico by the united states. there is a man in the francis race from who the police chief of puerto rico he's the one that it once it is the one that declared war against all puerto rico's when they tried to get a minimum wage in the thirty three the great depression and and that is the title to sign in the book war he said if we instigate the sugarcane work errors of the college students with there's going to war to the death against all polar regions and unfortunately this sort of in a cold war because there's been a red carpet stretching from san juan to wall street for one hundred years a very first governor charles her alan only means governor only seventeen months he had that in this first year of his full report to william mckinley and it was
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really a business plan for how to turn the regal into a one crop economy that is sure that he could be conducted soil sample studies while he was governor he devoted most of his energies to that it was really a business plan he ran the wall street became a vice president morgan guaranty trust and then within ten years it became the treasurer then president then chairman of the order of the american sugar refining company which today is also known as domino sugar this man the first civilian governor of puerto rico from the u.s. became the king of sugar and when people realized the fertility and the profits that could be derived from puerto rico as shown by that first governor it just became. just a waving carpet baggers at that ever since so puerto rico has constantly only existed basically as a profit center and there's a mis understanding of puerto that that is changing of the american economy that
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that there is more galley extended into puerto rico that's not so under the jones act alone that next transfers to the u.s. economy are about triple a one of whatever the transfer payments are going into the ira and yet it's historically as you said it's the for capita income of the. it's less than half that in mississippi and so it's just been constantly kept in this subordinate condition. to the point of surrealism and when george orwell posed the novel one thousand nine hundred four in one nine hundred forty eight. you know it was a chance but it shouldn't get to two digits data the same year in. puerto rico the u.s. pressured the passage of lasik with ethan s public law fifty three which is also known as lay that i'm going to gag law that will made it a felony punishable by ten years in jail to say a word sing a song make any utterance against the united states or in favor of puerto rican independence or to even own a flat in the privacy of your own home only
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a flag would be that the size of a postage stamp or of this little phone you can go to jail for ten years and that law was passed in the same year that george orwell's full ninety four became a bestseller eight united states so you see they have this sort of this surreal double standard where what happens in vegas stays in vegas but what happened in puerto rico never happened at all the only things like the homestead massacre where seventy men women and children were slaughtered. polluting a seven year old girl shot in the back or killed and two hundred people were injured because they were pro independence we never heard about it here i mean very few people know about the poll it's a massacre very few people know about the central event in my book oregon still. a revolution that an aborted revolution of over nine hundred fifty that the united states put down in puerto rico quickly they mobilized five thousand national guard
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troops arrested three thousand puerto rico and bombed two towns in broad daylight the only time in american history the united states bombs its own citizens if they like. and not in war time. people don't know why and so. if this is the condition that they need for this long after all the years and people weren't even aware of the jones act i was lucky that that night new york times finally published an op ed that i had been submitting to the poor a long time and then there's the weirdest look given that that history of basically eighteen a should be fifteen hundred miles away a lot of united states but not really and always being misunderstood i think it's really at the time it's but now to consider some alternative relationship to the united states we closed this one is manifestly this functional you can see it not working now and thank you so much for joining me today i really appreciate your
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time. thank you shop. the first amendment's protection of the freedom of speech here in the united states is arguably our most proud. to mentally most probably most significant of the constitutional amendments we have this is why the mississippi school districts recent decision to ban from all school classrooms the classic you would surprise winning historical fiction novel to kill a mockingbird this is why it's caused so much controversy that banned the blood of the blocks the school district the site of the racist language in the book about appraisal injustice in the south could make students and or faculty uncomfortable artie's marine important i reports on this battle how it's not the first time censorship has prevailed over sprit speech in a country whose foundations are built upon the freedom of expression. at least seven free speech organizations are publicly condemning the biloxi school board for unilaterally removing the american classic to kill a mockingbird from the eighth grade required reading list in
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a letter to the school superintendent the national coalition against censorship and other first amendment advocates protested the move arguing that banning the book without a formal committee review violates district policies and raises serious educational and legal concerns regarded as a masterpiece of american literature harper lee's nine hundred sixty s. novel deals with reese's and injustice in the south as a black man is unfairly accused of rape it contains racial slurs and the n. word the vice president of the blocks the school board defends the book ban saying quote there were complaints about it and there is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable unquote now the book remains in the school libraries while eighth graders will no longer be required to read it the move has drawn criticism on social media with the former secretary of education and others
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insisting a ban against to kill a mockingbird is a form of cultural cleansing the decision is just the latest in an ever growing list of historical references up on public chopping block last year a philadelphia school board banned the adventures of huckleberry finn from classrooms because mark twain's rating was not inclusive and made students uncomfortable of mice and men suffered the same fate after an idaho school board said the classic contained too many profanities even oscar winning classics aren't protected in august memphis theater ended its thirty four year tradition of screening gone with the wind after several patrons reportedly complained than one nine hundred thirty nine. film was racially insensitive now while the list of things people find offensive continues growing critics say a recent history alternately prevents the public from learning from its past
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reporting from miami marina r.t. . while houston and other american cities have been covering their urban areas with concrete and destroying wetlands at an astronomical pace italy and china have been looking to integrate modern green technology into the concrete jungle they're both building vertical for a second take more than twenty thousand trees and plants per building in an effort to reduce pollution but we're using the trees to absorb micro particles and c o two and then adding one thousand ladybugs per each of these buildings that you parasites and a lot of vegetation to be pesticide free and now they're setting their sights on space seven zero bouyeri architects who design the chinese and italian vertical forest buildings teamed with the chinese space agency and universities future city lab to create a conceptual design for a possible shanghai colony on mars new shanghai will use ecosystem like seeds and something they call the door which will function as an antenna and site
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a giant pod with vertical forest cities inside of it see these pods are seeds would provide infrastructure and atmospheric gases needed to preserve life on mars the only question now is where do i set up there as that's brilliant technology and i just futuristic technology if i ever saw it you know massive hanging gardens and mars that's that is the standard of care to space from good good makes me glad i live this long to see greylock attacks out there saying that we can do this in order to try to make this work it's pretty brave that's pretty amazing all right. everybody remember in this world we are told we are above the sorts all you wall i love you. and on top of the wall and keep on watching those hawks of the great day everybody.
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would you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put those through the first seizure why for those who do wrong to me why did you neal but now i did did you do to put all. your launching an r t america got special report today about this bugs me but that's by basically everything that you think you know about civil society have broken down. there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not be on the normalising mind. we don't need people that think like this on our planet. this is an incredibly tense situation. what politicians do sometimes we don't. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to. have to go on to be pros that's
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what before three in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of my. first sit. pavin tonio and this is america's lawyer recently news broke that film producer in hollywood studio film executive harvey weinstein had been sexually assaulting women for years using his position power is a way to keep victims quiet is the story unfolded a clearer picture of serial sexual abuser emerged and why sting was forced out of the company that he founded the biggest question is why it took so long for these revelations to come forward when so many people in hollywood were clearly aware of what was going on tonight will give you some insight into the mind of a predator like weinstein and calling.


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