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you guys took to the jokes will handle the stuff. coming up on our t.v. ever growing n.s.a. spying scandal takes another twist it appears that secret data collection started twenty years before september eleventh during the presidency of ronald reagan and more on the new revelations. and have you checked the calendar lately while it's only twenty thirteen many in the mainstream media are already talking about the twenty sixteen presidential race will take a look at why some are obsessed with the race that still years away and fifty years ago today the nation and the world was stunned by the assassination of president kennedy but a majority of americans think there's more to the story we'll take a look at some of those theories later in the show.
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it's friday november twenty second eight pm in washington d.c. i'm in your i david and you're watching our t.v. . well it seems like bush and obama are not the only presidents that have been instrumental in the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of america's mehta data we're now learning that president reagan deserves some of the credit for those sweeping n.s.a. powers as well in one thousand maybe one reagan approved something called executive order twelve triples three in order that mandates the duties and foreign intelligence collection of the country's seventeen intelligence agencies now as you might imagine this order has had no oversight by congress it holds many questionable privacy protections if any at all and the only changes that have been made to it have come from guidelines issued by the attorney general the language in this order is so confusing and complicated the most people don't even understand it when they read it however executive order twelve twelve triple three remains the
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sapir authority that guides intelligence operations order gives agencies the ability to function outside the confines of a warrant or court order if approved by the attorney general it also allows for those institutions to operate outside the confines of judicial or congressional oversight long as it's in the pursuit of foreign intelligence and if you attempt to ask about the special order you're likely not to find out too much in fact director of national intelligence james clapper was questioned in october about violations of the program at a senate judiciary committee hearing here's experience change with minnesota senator amy closer shark. because you can see and i was the senator is that the subject matter of the hearing was to fifteen and seventy two and these twelve eilish and over ten years the curd under the foreign collection under them on under the auspices of executive order twelve triple three is this we are that we were kind of broadly asking questions and it would have been nice to have heard about it
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there. senator dianne feinstein who's been a vocal supporter of the n.s.a. says that more transparency is needed over this order and she's encouraging the passage of a bill that would require increased congressional oversight including a full breakdown of the guidelines that govern its use. and this week the white house correspondents association along with thirty seven news organizations called out the obama administration for its heavy restrictions on photographers who have sought access to president obama and various white house events the letter reads quote as surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist camera lens officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government the news outlets say that the excuse that the events are quote private is undermined when the white house has its own photographer cover the events then post the photos on social media for example they say they weren't allowed to cover
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the president's meeting with pakistani human rights activist malala yousafzai yet pete souza the chief white house photographer tweeted this and they were restricted from shooting his meeting with senators mccain and graham but this quickly showed up on sousa's twitter feed the white house has of course defended its policy saying they don't have the capacity to give photographers access to every event and instead the administration has touted its efforts of maintaining high visibility on social media which they say is used as the primary medium to get information and photos out and interesting leads to the tweeted this out today in clear response to the letter says president obama signs a bill in the oval office says press photographers take photos but the levity is likely unwelcomed by the correspondents association and journalists who are on edge with the administration they say isn't transparent in the least this comes of course on the heels of an october report by the committee to protect journalists
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that revealed how the obama administration frequently curbs routine disclosure of information while deploying its own media to evade scrutiny by the press. on election day two thousand and thirteen chris christie was reelected as the governor of new jersey and in the aftermath instead of being asked questions about. how he would serve his constituents over the next four years reporters asked him of barrage of questions about his presidential ambitions to which you replied twenty sixteen is a long way away indeed we are still three years away from another presidential election but you wouldn't know it if you watched most television news pundits who seemingly want to jump the gun artie's perry and boring as more we are less than one fourth of the way through president obama's second term and people are already speculating on who occupy the white house next we are still three years out but it is never too early to start talking twenty sixteen after all everyone else is doing
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it far away twenty sixteen but it looks like wall street already making calls on just who will be facing off in the twenty sixteen election cycle comedian will durst is thinking like most americans are thinking oh my god you people give us a break we don't know what's going to happen by twenty sixteen. these may rise so high that california is taken out of the electoral equation we don't know what's going to happen he's a five time emmy nominated political securest but twenty sixteen speculation is no joke quinnipiac just released a new presidential election poll that has republican chris christie tied with democrat hillary clinton in a hypothetical twenty sixteen white house race neither of them have even announced if they're going to run but apparently the race has started mark levine is a political commentator who prides himself on winning the washington post in the loop presidential election contest for correctly predicting the electoral vote for
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all fifty states in the two thousand and twelve election he says these polls are unreliable polls three years out are lots of fun for pundits there are lots of fun to be able to speculate they mean nothing for instance three years before the two thousand and eight election when the sitting president george w. bush had his second term limit the polls had republican rudy giuliani going head head to. democrat hillary clinton neither of those candidates became their party's nominee and three years before the two thousand and four election polls told us out gore or hillary clinton would be the democratic challenger to incumbent george w. bush but john kerry ended up being their nominee and wending gore didn't even run while we are about a thousand days away from election day chris christie has been christened by the polls as the republican nominee however you still celebrating of landslide victory over barbara bono in the new jersey governor's race what i'm interested in doing is being the governor of new jersey practice we've got a lot of things to do a lot of things to focus on and i know everybody's going to be speculating about
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what may come in my future lots of other people's future and our party on the blue side we had hillary clinton leading the polls for the two thousand and sixteen election she was also polled as the nominee for the two thousand and four and two thousand and eight elections and the years before the race i don't think anyone would have predicted in two thousand and seven that barack obama is going to win the democratic nomination another candidate can surprise pollsters or other factors could arise for someone not to run hillary was inevitable in two thousand and eight we don't know what's going to happen to those sixteen who know she she might be on trial for domestic abuse you know so if the polls are so inaccurate three years out why conduct them all of them would love to see their poll numbers high in the poll numbers are high they do make money because if chris christie looks like he's going to do well then he'll get more money in his coffers so they do have real world implications just not for who is going to win they do for the money game polls might not give accurate readings of who will be president three years out but they
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certainly can help candidates raise money for their campaign in washington d.c. perry and boring. and to talk more about the obsession with twenty sixteen i'm joined now by league can't comedian activist and host of moment of clarity lee thank you so much for joining me. very good so why is the media already cell obsessed with an election that hasn't even started because they're lazy and it's meaningless and i mean obviously it's an emotional turn on the news and they say hey we're going to cover the green bay packers game which is going to show you the green bay packers for the next two hours that would have as much importance in terms of what's actually happening in the world i mean i would say it's it's you know the magician does a trick right he does this with one hand distracts you and then with the other he's grabbing your wallet so what we're looking over here you want to look back in your house is foreclosed on in your daughter's knocked up. well is there any benefit to
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the public from this coverage i think i kind of already know the answer to that question. yeah it gives us important news stories we need to know like this hillary clinton person you mention i hadn't heard of her but now i'm i'm learning a little so you know in fact every moment of hillary clinton's life has been covered for the bad thirty years there's more written about her than on the civil war what could they possibly be telling us that useful at this point it's utterly meaningless so we're not really learning too much. from the consonance that's a news coverage it's only what stories are being told so that of course there's enough room to report the latest and the greatest on the twenty sixteen campaign. yeah exactly that's the true story while they're telling us about what came out of chris christie's face hole were we're missing the fact that you know the japanese are trying to make sure the pacific ocean doesn't become glow in the dark using
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silly putty like that that's not being discussed the massive walkout during the climate change summit you know i was just in illinois where i was in the middle of those hurricanes i saw a semi trucks flipped over like that being talked about in me. and we know that none of that news is actually employer and come on i will say this and they now go had i was going to say that they also it's also a story as if it's black and white with these two candidates whatever it ends up being whatever for any presidential race as if it's the good side the bad side of batman and joker yeah it would be batman and joker if batman and joker agreed on ninety percent of the structural issues that this country has to do with it's the same corporate owned employees running for office and we're told like it's dark and light. and least since everyone else is speculating why you give me some of your thoughts on some of the current front runners i'm sure you have something to say
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about them. there's no there's no car in front runner that's like saying you know that's like you're betting on a horse race and you're watching the horses as they come out of the room and going oh that one looks like good. thing you don't trust those what you're saying you don't trust those polls and. i don't even know who has an opinion right now. the opinion should be hey i don't want one of the two corporate candidates like that should be at the top of the polls. it's our judging the most beautiful butterfly by looking at the maggots and i don't think maggots become butterflies but still if they did be a perfect analogy great analogy lee thank you so much for all your wonderful insight comedian activists leak camp and host of moment of clarity thanks for the moment of levity well since the gears for the affordable care act were set in
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motion many americans have come out criticizing everything from government subsidies to the healthcare dot gov website but perhaps no group supports the president's signature legislation more than the working women of nevada's legal brothels so to shed some light on why that is earlier i was joined by dennis hof owner of legal nevada brothel the bunny ranch along with two of his employees at the bunny ranch caressa kisses and taylor leaves i started out by asking taylor what her experience has been like trying to get health care as a sex worker. it's impossible. can you can you elaborate a little. on due to our profession we aren't able to healthcare we are in the same. street. and caressed for you is it been a similar experience yes they equate us to the legal working girls who have very
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high s.t.d. than aids rates we have none of the above where at least when were legalized and prostitutes were tested weekly at state mandatory so there hasn't been a disease come out of this house in over fifty years so we're quite the opposite but yet we still get put in statistics that don't have anything to do with us and denied coverage and press what do you typically tallon surance companies your profession is does it immediately disqualify you immediately and you have to be honest it's not like you can manage something did happen they would find out so you know you just have to be upfront and they just go i just go through the denial process one after another. and dennis considering this profession is legal and the nevada county for which you work is is it at all possible for you to provide group insurance it's not because they're independent contractors and even
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if i could get something for them which we can somebody like taylor who has a preexisting condition what would get covered but now with obamacare the working girls are going to get covered it's a great thing for the girls. and taylor needless to say health is slightly more at risk in this profession then a desk job for example how bothersome is it that you know sex workers are charged the most or even denied health care when they're the ones that perhaps need it the most. it's really disappointing we work really hard for able to the best car insurance like i said before we should definitely be able to have a health care it's very important for our job and caressa what are your thoughts on that i think that they need to look at this and to vidual says legal licensed prostitutes we see the doctor more than we see our families every week every single
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week it's state mandatory our we can't even come into the house and work so i think that they need to look at our industry singularly and stand up grouping asked with illegal activities that we don't have anything to do with but now but no it's a good thing because they don't have to worry about any of that because with obamacare they get a preexisting condition so the better your these girls are going to be covered and that's a great thing for the working girls of that i'm sure and for both of you ladies is this the first time that you would be able to get health insurance. yes and time i'll be a political insurance and i don't know how long the bad side it is the good sides in the working girls are going to get it and churns it affordable cause the bad side is as the owner i'm called obamacare because now i know i have to spend about a quarter million dollars a year extra because of my employees before if you had less than fifty employees
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you didn't have to worry about it but now that there are lumping them all together all seven of my better be legal brothel are lumped into one lump sum and now is going to cost me a quarter million a year so. bad bad for the ownership good for the working girl but you don't have a problem assuming that extending that you know amenity to them i'm sure won't do i don't have a problem with it but i don't want to be forced to live it's something we've been working on for the last six or eight months to provide good health care for our employees and we're working hard but i don't want somebody to tell me i have to or pay a quarter million dollars a year because that's what it's going to cost sure i end caressa talk to me about you know the difference in cost here i mean if you were to have purchased health insurance before obamacare how much would something like that cost us and how much do you expect it to cough now. hired to this i was in medical school so i had
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a small plan that still cost me four hundred eighty dollars a month that i had to suspend because i just couldn't afford it on a student wage i literally was working maybe four days out of the month to get a catered to my studies so health care was not enough affordable option. since i told them that i took employment in the brothel they just denied me straight out and and cancelled my policy while i was going to up it so i would have better coverage sure you know and lastly i wanted to get your guys' thoughts on as you know something that's come become quite a controversy which is obama's web site health care dot com god it's gotten a lot you know a bad rap for sort of being a dysfunctioning web site dysfunctional web site i should say you know what are your thoughts on that do you think the criticism over the site is a bit overhyped or perhaps a distraction in any way no not at all it's under hype it's a mess it's
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a disaster and i assure you correct we could do a better job with that web site that they are going to i'm going to take it donate the buddy rich webmaster to obama help him out with this and let's get this free work and all these girls to get insured while seems he certainly does need the help every shade all of you coming on and you know sharing some new perspective with us dennis hof owner of the bunny ranch and two of his employees caressa kisses and taylor lee thank you. and fifty years ago today american president john f. kennedy was assassinated in dallas texas a twenty four year old named lee harvey oswald was charged with shooting j.f.k. and oswald himself was shot by jeff ruby two days later during a transfer to county jail but while the official investigation concluded that oswald acted alone many people question that wisdom the doll castro who faced off against j.f.k. during the cuban missile crisis and the bay of pigs invasion said in recent years i have reached the conclusion that oswald could not have been the one who killed
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kennedy and on the subject a majority of americans agree with castro while thirty percent of americans think that one man was responsible for killing j.f.k. a full sixty one percent think that the death was part of a larger conspiracy so why do so many americans doubt the official narrative when it comes to j.f.k. to talk more about this i was joined earlier by breaking the set host abby maher and i first asked her about why so many people have already rejected the official narrative. and because the official narrative quickly fell apart and unlike ben and now with the advancing of the internet i think all over stone's movie j.f.k. really helped people kind of understand the enormous and consistencies with the official narrative and all the really facts that came out later on right now no yeah of course the autopsy report was burned initially over fifty witnesses heard a fourth shot coming in from the grassy knoll area that's a lot of people hearing
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a different account from what we were told her fashionable snipers have tried to replicate lee harvey oswald shots from the book depository couldn't do it no one has ever been able to do that to this day howard hunt deathbed confession said we killed j.f.k. oswald had cia ties he was working in a coffee shop a stone's throw away from a covert action coordinator for the cia. there's so many more i mean i'll just say one more the house select commission on assassinations actually concluded a couple decades later through forensic evidence that there was indeed more shots and that oswald was not the lone perpetrator we're talking about an actuary to rational yet they never really investigated this after the warren commission came to know what you know and hours after the event the warren commission actually just made its conclusions i mean and they just kind of followed through so they already had their conclusions just already preconceived and so they fit the evidence to kind of fit around those conclusions reading is just a really unfortunate well it's not as well then who do people think killed j.f.k.
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one of the theories out there there's a lot and then a lot of. i think ranging from. that we're not talking about space aliens here we're talking about people who had to have been involved in order for the cover up to be facilitated in the way it did and i think when people say it's the mafia the mafia killed him because you saw bobby kennedy his brother and also j.f.k. initiating a coordinated effort to kind of go after organized crime which is something that no one else had really done and people say well the mafia took him out but the problem with that is that that's too easy. almost because really could the mafia have conducted an orchestrated the cover up to the extent that the government did so i think a lot of people say it wasn't just the mafia that would be too easy it could it had to have been you know the cia being involved and the mafia and some people even speculate big oil and some people say just johnson coordinated with the cia to do it roger stone who was nixon's presidential advisor said that he heard nixon multiple times say the you know if he was deathly assassinated and that the warren commission was the shot is piece of al. thing and i wish we could actually find out
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which one of those theories is the truth but you know when people look back at j.f.k.'s legacy he has a ninety percent approval rating that is very different i think from you know where most presidents sort of finish their their terms just look at president obama doesn't look like he's going to finishing very high but do you think his assassination really feeds into that how high his approval ratings are actually and you know i'm not one to really be keen on historical revisionism i'm sure kennedy wasn't as great as a guy as we hear on in fact he was quite a womanizer and the disastrous bad pigs invasion right really was a really scar on his record but you know all over stone i was talking to him earlier breaking a set interview and he was telling me why kennedy was indeed different let's take a look at. kind of the inherited this office as a young man. and he was suspected by the military leaders hardliners of the u.s.
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that he did not have the the wherewithal to really continue the eisenhower pause he had failed to do so in laos to go in to send ground troops it failed in cuba the bay of pigs to be able to see the air support that it needed when he failed in the to really carry through with a much more in the gauge process with a view to me she said non-combat advisors but not combat people we wouldn't be alive after the had not done what he did in the cuban missile crisis which we were really at the. for this income they wanted the joint chiefs of staff four weeks ago that one which is. one of the thing that all of us on didn't mention there but actually stood up to the joint chiefs of staffs robert mcnamara guns operation northwoods plan which was a really extreme plan to invade cuba which kind of actually rejected at that point so that is really very interesting why they want to quickly talk to you about the term conspiracy theory i know that's something that you cover all the time on your show of course it has a negative connotation but somehow that's not the case with the j.f.k.
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assassination a least these days first of all tell me how damaging is this terminology to really important thoughts and ideas that are sort of you know go against the grain outside of the mainstream narrative and then why is it that j.f.k. the j.f.k. assassination was able to bypass that and i actually disagree i think the majority of people even though they do believe that j.f.k. was assassinated by a conspiracy i think that there would still shut you down i mean look at the mainstream media and there was actually a concerted effort on behalf of the cia this is a really interesting part after the j.f.k. assassination to happen there was an actual cia memo that said let's injective this term conspiracy theory in we know about operation mockingbird where they actually infiltrated a lot of the mainstream media cia when we're talking about where they actually inserted this this narrative just to shut down question and now it's evolved into a project order of term that's basically shut down question and debate about anything that contradicts it in their narrative it's become synonymous with anything alternative that's a true shame but adding maher and a host of breaking the set thank you so much on a tear in the u.s.
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domestic oil drilling has been increasing for the past few years yet there are some congressmen who think big oil needs more coddling that much is clear after the u.s. house of proved a bill that would make plans to drill more easier at the expense of everyone else of course but how bad could it really be the resident laurie harkness tells us more . federal lands jobs and energy security act or h.r. nine hundred sixty five just passed the house that sounds innocuous enough right so let's break it down and see what's in that sucker shall we if the bill gets an act
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it into law it will allow drilling companies to lease public land right next to national parks without worrying about protecting the air or water in the parks from all that awfulness that comes with drilling for oil of fracking besides turning actual parks and of the filthy drill holes the bill will also set a sixty day deadline for the department of the interior to approve really permits on federal land if they don't meet that deadline and the permit will be automatically approved seriously sixty days that is like a lunch hour to government agencies and nothing gets done that quickly so of course little mean drilling permits will just collide only through the bill also cut in half the federal money available for solar and wind permits because of course it does that but maybe the worst thing the bill does though is that if the thing becomes law and someone wants to oppose a drilling project they'll have to pay of five thousand dollars fee to file an
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official protest. how is that anything near free speech that's not free speech that's five thousand dollars speech and that sounds pretty unconstitutional doesn't the bill decimates free speech and checks and balances on drilling companies at a time when we're producing more oil than we are importing it and we have a ton of natural gas so we're not desperate. for energy right now in other words more importantly though is that this is coming to the time when we're being bombarded by studies that tell us very clearly how we've totally screwed ourselves by altering the planet's climate how stupid can we be the bill sucks so much that the white house is threatening to veto it that is how horrible it is so the federal lands jobs and energy security act might sound innocuous but what it should really
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be called is the go ahead and rape the planet into an unbelievable sus pull drillers because all that matters is muddy. tonight let's talk about that by following me on twitter at the resident. and that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r t america check out our web site r t dot com slash usa you can also follow me on twitter adam you're a david and don't forget to tune in at nine pm for larry king now tonight's special guests are comedians jeff garlin and wendy mclendon kovi the stars of a.b.c. comedy series the goldberg's they'll talk about the show and much more you don't want to miss it for now have a great night. i
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