Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

Brexit, Boris and bedlam: British politics ‘hobbled’ by stalemate

Published on Sep 9, 2019
In the United Kingdom, lawmakers rushed to complete work before Parliament disbands, approving a bill that requires Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Brexit if he doesn’t have a deal with the European Union by the October 31 deadline. But critics say Johnson’s dismissal of Parliament until mid-October is a ploy to foil anti-Brexit machinations. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Van challenges conservatives to step up on climate. Bi-partisan solutions are needed

Rebuild The Dream

Published on Sep 9, 2019
“To my Republican friends, it does not have to be this way. A decade ago addressing the climate crisis was a bipartisan issue. And it’s got to become that again. Come on my Republican friends if you don’t like the democratic proposals put forward your own but it’s tame for conservative America to speak up. This is not a hoax, all right. I challenge our veterans, our retired generals, sitting generals, put forward a statement to President Trump demanding action. You know that every scenario over at the Pentagon has climate chaos stirring up wars, they are going to threaten our national security. It’s time to speak up.

I challenge our red state farmers facing floods and draughts and fires, tell your congressional representatives to get to work dealing with this. And I call upon young Republicans, conservatives and libertarians who believe in science to speak out. You don’t like the green new deal, that’s fine. Put forward your own proposals but do not be silent. We cannot tackle a problem this big with only half of America’s leaders participating. But together, we can get something done.”

The Biggest Danger of the Trump Administration Revealed

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Sep 9, 2019

What is the worse thing Donald Trump and his administration have left us?

Thom Hartmann reveals the most damaging thing Donald Trump has done, one that could turn our democracy into a banana republic!

Brexit: Parliament prepares to shutdown as government suffers new defeat – B BC News

BBC News

Published on Sep 9, 2019

Parliament is preparing to shut down for 5 weeks but it’s been a busy day of political developments.

Huw Edwards presents live from Westminster as a new law has been passed that’s designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Later the Prime Minister is expected to fail in an attempt to call a general election, after opposition MPs refused to support him.

Boris Johnson visited Ireland today and said that leaving the EU without a deal would be a failure of statecraft. He was accused by the Irish Prime Minister of failing to come up with practical solutions to the so-called Irish backstop –the insurance policy to prevent a hard border. The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg rounds up the days events.

BBC News takes a close look at what the backstop is and, and what might come out of future negotiations, with Europe Editor Katya Adler.

And in a further twist this afternoon, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, a key figure in the parliamentary Brexit process, announced that he’d be standing down, at the end of next month. The BBC’s Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar looks at his political career.

How media feeds the Trump beast

RT America

Published on Sep 9, 2019

Melik Abdul of the Black Conservative Federation and former Florida Democratic Party chair Mitch Ceasar join Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss President Trump’s Twitter beef with model Chrissy Teigen and the way that the media has amplified the fallout from Trump’s much-derided “sharpie-gate” moment ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

A Big Storm, A Warming Planet

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Sep 9, 2019

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and affecting parts of the U.S. and Canada. Climatologist Michael Mann joins Steve Paikin to make the case for why these types of storms are only becoming more deadlier due to climate change.

Aborted Afghan summit: “Trump’s not been completely honest”

Published on Sep 9, 2019
International Crisis Group’s Graeme Smith doubts that it’s Donald Trump that pulled the plug on the Camp David summit. Rather, the Taliban didn’t want to have their arms twisted after the offer of favorable terms in bilateral talks with the U.S. in Doha.