on the one thing i want to hear. your view of the new world. america is headed to the polls in fiercely contested midterm elections being billed as a referendum on the trump of ministration. ultimatums are unacceptable spain and russia's foreign minister u.s. demands to join me new sanctions on iran.
paramedics of used hundreds of ambulances to paralyze the streets of paris for a second straight day it's in protest against the man you're micron's reforms as a shock poll shows right wing leader marine le pen overtaking the french president for the first ahead of next year's e.u. parliamentary elections. good evening thanks for joining us this is r.t. international. the us is heading to the polls tuesday and voting for critical midterm elections let's bring you some live pictures. is the scene at polling stations in new york with the country divided over the trumpet ministration and the democrats desperate to wrest back control of congress from the. publicans
campaigning for this election has been. you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. this is. what the left wing mob and that's what the democrats in. two words are going to define the two thousand and fifteen election one which kavanagh and the other is caravan supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh brett kavanaugh witches that are placing a hat on brett kavanaugh caravan invasion or about the caribbean chair of. a series of suspicious packages sent across the country mail by mail bombs fire
alarm here will keep you posted on. the. midterms in the united states held every four years hoff way through the presidential term this year americans have a lot to choose including all four hundred thirty five members of the house of representatives thirty five seats in the senate and thirty six they govern us this time around it's really all been about warm so i'm not even on the ballot and i'm open explains. usually the midterm elections in the united states are about as
exciting as watching the grass grow low public interest in a low voter turnout and the ads have a very amateurish quality to them. for the agenda a veggie and. then mr trump said you're right. that part. so why is the biennial snooze fest suddenly turned into a political extravaganza well it's apparently about one man i'm not on the ticket but i am on the ticket because this is also a referendum about me so let's go over what's at stake. the big one is impeachment if the pollsters are to be believed the democrats could regain control of the u.s. house of representatives with a majority they could then gain the ability to bring formal charges against the president impeachment has been on the minds of some democrats that he is
impeachable the democrats want to retake control of the house so they could move to impeach the president telling me it impeachment you think that trump should be impeached i would vote yes you would have to take a vote i would vote. now the democrats could get the ball rolling with the u.s. house but whether or not they'd be successful is a different story let's remember no president in all of us history has ever been removed through the impeachment process richard nixon came close but he actually resigned before the senate could put him on trial but impeachment fears aside a blue wave could put the brakes on the presidency. so trumps policies that's what's really at stake here if the democrats regain control of the house they could block and delay the donald's plans he can kiss that big beautiful power. wall goodbye plus if the house goes democrat but the
senate remains republican we're going to have some good old fashioned washington gridlock two words for you government shutdown. in the case of a democratic surge we can expect an onslaught of investigations into the trumpet ministration with the house majority the democrats could subpoena witnesses and get their hands on key documents this means that all things from business transactions to furniture purchases and sexual assault allegations all of that could come under scrutiny so we are going to have oversight committee hearings on their presence use of the cell phones the democrats take over the house then he's going to be subpoenaed to investigated to want to seek the truth now results are hard to predict but one pattern from the post twenty sixteen world seems to be playing out pretty well at the polls americans get to choose between chaos and more chaos cable mup and r t washington d.c.
. meanwhile the truth of ministrations been raising the alarm of a foreign interference in the midterms it's accusing china russia and iran of meddling in the voting through social media. critical elections coming up in november and control of congress at stake twenty eight team this year's midterm elections but this year's midterm elections as the twenty eight election season begins to heat up there are new concerns about the security of america's election system i mean how secure our way there's been some finger pointing at both of iran and china and russia. now to a developing story we have a breaking news to tell you about it got us here in russia so i guess the simple question is is russia still targeting the united states no question the russians will meddle in this year's midterm elections russia is at it again at it again russia is up to its old tricks. i mean our kens they seem to be either willfully or blissfully ignorant of what's going on. why would the president say that they are
doing this why is he such a russian he hasn't even tweeted a single piece on russia's goal is real simple and that's who the road trusts to create through this of social and political content carry out cyber attacks two of them or the other in the areas that you were in the middle of information and meme warfare is james bond evil villain level plotting the russians they know everything that irritates this country when congress and the general public disagrees simply along party lines and the russians are winning they seem to know everything that hurts they're going after all this stuff women fighting around this country have been heating up more so they're really not articulating a single viewpoint they have weaponized freedom of speech and the public loses trust in the press the russians are winning and the only thing stopping them is news media broadcasts like this be careful what you read they're still trying to get in our heads in this country resilience need for us to stand up and say we're
not going to allow some russian to tell us how to vote. the time to clean. it's who rushed us. let's bring in richard goodstein now lots of experience he was in a fine city hillary clinton and bill clinton's presidential campaigns good to have you on richard. it seems like the u.s. is very defined you don't so many different issues ranging from education through to abortion given the split how do you see that affecting the vote. well as as your introduction to this discussion indicated i think to a large extent what this election today is going to be about is whether the public wants to enable donald trump to do more of what he's been doing or to put to
contain him to basically keep him in check and i think the fact is americans by and large like the idea of checks and balances under our constitution in our system and i think with the republican house senate and white house there's a feeling that that got out of whack that there really weren't any limits on president trump and i think the public will repudiation him by voting in a democratic controlled house of representatives because they do want to check they do think that he and his family members and people his cabinet and his government generally i mean getting away with things that they shouldn't be that's i think ultimately why this health care and other frankly fundamental issues that are at stake as well i think the number of it is that the american voter is unhappy with one party being in charge entirely. that been some mistakes made so far m s n b c accidentally to be fat declared the victory of the democrat candidates in florida
before the voting it begun but the interesting bit was the debate that it sparked on line is that an indication of just how fraught how high the tensions are at the moment. well i wouldn't put too much stock in a momentary glitch let's wait until the the votes are getting counted tonight and then we'll see what kind of mistakes the t.v. networks make our tensions high yeah our feelings drop absolutely is there a lot at stake you bet there is i think this is really going to be a test of whether donald trump's approach which is to basically appeal to his base and his base only is a governing philosophy that will work again and barely squeaked in in two thousand and sixteen we'll see whether it works tonight or not. democrats of really pushed the narrative of stone trumps ties to russia close ties to russia if this isn't
a good result for the party for the democrats that suggest it wasn't a winning strategy. well i would say that most democrats campaigning in competitive house of representatives he says here hardly talked about russia or impeachment at all notwithstanding the two people that you showed on your air most and we're talking about the fact that if don't trump were in charge americans who have a preexisting condition for any kind of health challenge for themselves and their family would be denied and not able to buy health care that's a pretty fundamental issue that separates the two parties and i think people been democratic candidates are talking much more about that than they have about smaller or russia or impeachment are there some that are gung ho for impeachment you bet there are but two i think if that democrats win control the house of representatives we're going to see impeachment proceedings begin quickly no i think
we're going to have open hearings though that have now been held behind closed doors about the extent to which people who trump campaign did. work with closely with russian interest we know our intelligence community said that there were russian interference i don't think meddling kind of. kind of downplays what happened there was an attack on our political system by russian influence that's what our intelligence community says but so far the the american public hasn't been privy to public hearings about that i think that the democrats are in control the house of representatives will see that you mentioned that you know russia and perhaps the president from himself not talked about so much on the local level which is well you know this voting is taking place but very so much spoken on a national level about donald trump and there's a lot of people saying that the democrats have become obsessed with bashing trump all not on the national stage so the danger that he's going to influence a lot of voters in this election that when they think democrats they think of all
the negative stuff said about donald trump instead of just accentuating the positives of their own party. yeah well i think you are on to something democrats are going to win tonight and if they're going to win in two thousand and twenty have to have an affirmative positive agenda having nothing to do with donald trump that said donald trump is at historical lows if you look at his popularity percentages when barack obama was better than donald trump is today in terms of popularity his party lost sixty three seats in the u.s. house of representatives and twenty ten do i think donald trump part is going to lose sixty three seats and i know but i think it's going to be a lot more than what kind of popularly expected people are saying going to be thirty thirty five seat pick up by the democrats personally i think it's going to be higher and in part that's because again donald trump is uniquely disfavored not only is his popularity low but his unfavorable strong on paper balls are
unprecedentedly high the people that don't like him really don't like him and they're going to come out and vote so but that said i think democrats have they're going to win tonight or they're going to win in the future have to have an affirmative agenda it can't be all about bashing donald trump richard appreciate your time speaking to rich a good stay in the film advised to hillary and bill clinton who has eventually come thanks thanks so much. now the new york times needled the newspaper's graphic barometer of the early election results is making a comeback for these midterms but with painful memories of the democrats' presidential defeat in twenty sixteen the outlets making some changes. i.
the new york times selection the adult still gives me. from november the eighth one to sixteen. is a test of the new york times needle on nov eighth went to sixteen. which in that needle in the new york times had actually tracker is going to kill me off two thousand and sixteen elections are we. in the middle started twitching towards trump you could tell who was watching because they were the ones who started getting distraught there were people crying in the news room that night.
we had many many discussions we all agreed that aggregating polls and then coming out with what looks like a new york times summary and then placing that too prominently on the home page was not the right thing to do so we're not going to repeat. iran's foreign minister has released a video that lashes out at renewed u.s. sanctions might have a job at this hour if added he's focused on minimizing their effect on his people the u.s. administration appears to be. that imposing illegal draconian sanctions on iran will bring about such pain to our nation that it will force us to submit to its bid no matter how absurd on lawful or fundamentally flawed its demands ours and today
we and our partners across the globe will ensure that our people are least affected by this indiscriminate assault in the economic warfare that directly targets the iranian people not withstanding hypocritical claims by the trumpet ministration to the contrary. their own cheese de spain joined the rush hour in condemning u.s. demands that countries follow its we need sanctions on iran speaking at a joint news conference in the dritte moscow's foreign minister sergey lavrov said u.s. actions on tehran are absolutely illegitimate and disappointing adding washington's ultimatums are quote unacceptable spanish can't pancho said burrell echoed those concerns. canadian going to go there actually i agree with minister lavrov in his rejection of any kind of approach that sounds like an ultimatum including from the u.s. the e.u. and spain in particular have been very critical of the usa as you will decision to
denounce the nuclear agreements with iran which affects us but leap from the point of view of the economy and security and the european union insisted on doing everything possible to keep this agreement alive for the sake of our companies so that they can continue working investing and trading with iran the information that we have is that iran is complying with its commitments in this agreement and the u.s. does not have any arguments or reason to reject it but that's what france germany and the u.k. have issued a joint statement defying trumps threats the european companies doing business with the islamic republic they say that they'll work to maintain and develop financial channels with iran moscow insists that tehran has been in full compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal donald trump described the new restrictions as the strongest american sanctions ever against the ram they affect more than seven hundred individuals they also aggressively target the financial energy and shipping sectors a lot of the news former deputy speaker of the belgian parliament says that e.u.
anger at the move may have a dangerous consequences. up until now foreign policy of the united. sorry was mainly you know reflects if whatever the united states has said not because they just follow luke goulden mostly agreed with it also and now there's a fundamental disagreement governments and public opinion is not always exactly the same i mean the government here in belgium and holland and so are very slow in decent matters but basically when they are so slow in not standing by the u.s. that they'll do a lot of things already given also the historical context so we're discworld go you never know and i hope that it will work out somehow because this is indeed a friday dangerous situation but it is more than that this has to do i mean you should not forget why is the u.s. so aggressive against iran has nothing to do with their with the character of that
regime because we have regimes that are allies in that area who don't fall with us i mean saudi arabia to name just one it has to do with the feeling that they have that they're losing control of the middle east and then that this one country that doesn't abide by the rules their rules that is to speak and i do believe that my fear is also that for the moment you know in the past obama even george bush junior you knew that somehow there were advisors in the background who said ok let's let's turn now on this a bit and but this president doesn't even even have reasonable advise us by his side. paris problematics about blocking the city's railroad and other king routes for a second straight day that so-called. pardons that plays out of the us is
a big part of the crossroads reportedly causing hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams in demonstrations over changed. conditions that paramedics will put them out of. school. all the protests are just the latest in recent weeks that comes right wing party leader marine le pen has overtaken a band for the first time in the polls ahead of e.u. parliamentary elections next year the strong quarter takes a closer look. france has broken out into protest as of late on nov fifth five hundred paramedics as well as two thousand supporters took to the streets to
protest a government reform that would end state funding towards medical transportation and on the same day macron found himself trying to diffuse growing up roar about the rising taxes on fuel prices in france already angry citizens are prepared to block roads on nov seventeenth in response to this with authorities preparing for the worst and recently there were even several severe building collapses in a poor neighborhood of march say with leftist politician john look mel and sean saying that it was due to an indifference to poverty in france and the latest polls are actually seriously reflecting this says for the first time ever marine le pen and her euro skeptic party are polling at twenty one percent that's higher than macron and his party's nineteen percent and amidst all this macron is beginning to promise things on an e.u. scale for example a new european army separate from nato and dependency on the united states we can't
protect europeans without a real european army faced with a rush to run a buddhas that's shown itself capable of being a threat i want to create a proper security built against russia which is a country i respect which is itself european we need a europe that can defend itself alone without depending only on the united states in a way that exhibits greatest sovereignty so as macron continues to focus on issues like a european wide army and these problems internally in france become larger issues for him it just starts to seem more and more like he'd rather become president of the european union than continue as president of france. still midfielder one of england's top football clubs not received abuse and threats on social media after he refused to wear the traditional remembrance popey ahead of armistice day which marks the end of world war one in saturday's match for manchester united in a monument it did not wear the flower which is also seen as
a tribute to modern day british service members he later explained his decision. i recognize fully why people were poppy's i totally respect everyone's right to do so and i have told all sympathy for anyone who has lost loved ones due to conflict however for me it is only a reminder of the bombing of serbia in one thousand nine hundred nine on reflection i now don't feel it is right for me to wear the poppy on my shirt. it's even reportedly said the issue was so fundamental to him that he would leave the club and england if forced to wear the tribute alexy or she picks up the story. it's not every day you see a professional footballer take a hard political stance but that's exactly what manchester united and. i did regarding wearing the poppy the symbol of for members of war whether veterans in britain last weekend during a premiership game he did not wear that poppy on the field was the only player not to do so and then he came on instagram to explain his decision saying that while he
respected the decisions made by other people for him it was something that he remembered as a child when his country was bombed by nato forces well you would think that this would pacify all the tension because it was heavily criticized for not wearing this poppy but yes some people took to social media to deliver a lot of abuse towards the serbian player now some were suggesting that he should be injured others were saying that he should leave the country and play elsewhere but in serbia his decision received some price appreciate it decision politics shouldn't be involved in the sports and that people should not talk to him about a decision i appreciate also decision to explain to fans why he made the decision on the game and in general. i would do the same i think he did the right thing and then when your mouth it's no i think is the. very very beginning no football
player. like a man you know because this is the good good good think he's doing now but even in the england itself is explanation left very mixed response some people actually defended him and said they respected his choice after all he was not even an english player but say that to stoke city's james maclean from republic of ireland who also refused to wear a poppy and got so much abuse coming towards him that it just you know the social media literally exploded with vile things said about the republic of ireland international player and he even had somewhat of a confrontation with the. fans at one of the recent stock cities games so all this basically raises a big question what is wearing a poppy in england a symbol of remembrance or something that you can use as a stick to hit a player if you refuses to wear it based on his nationality if your teammates are doing it. especially in a sport like that then i think that really sometimes you should swallow your own
personal. opinions own thing but that is only english so deal with it was everybody's dilute is dealing with. is recovering from the war us become but for me is that what i did if he lives and works in britain he has to shoot off on the national dish and poppy days especially yes it should yeah. it's lovely to go down memory lane the great job as a marine who was actually with r.t. of course during our world cup coverage. reminiscing to join me for a look forward to our latest headlines at the top of the. make this manufacturer can be sentenced to public wealth. when the ruling
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voyage guns owing across america trying to take the pulse of a nation a massive nervous breakdown heading into the most contentious midterm elections since ganga's kung ruled eurasia stacey max we're heading to albuquerque maxed you're going to be able to see this entire journey on gonzo coming soon in december on our t.v. but you know one thing i want to point out is we when we're on the road we do get to see some of the crazy cable news here in america from the hotel room and it's still crazy like for that i feel like maybe the altitude is a little bit too high i'm not sure if i'm hallucinating what i'm seeing on the news here but it's pretty bonkers and one thing they never mention ever is not only do they not mention yemen but they don't mention china and they don't talk about what's.