it is quickly turning into a busy day for you worldwide story welcome to the program here on our. in about three hours from now america goes to the polls for what being billed critical midterm elections but the country badly divided over the trump administration and the democrats desperate to wrest back control of congress from the republicans campaigning is now in its.
you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. the. angry left wing mob and that's what the democrats are but. two words are going to define the night of the two thousand and eighteen election one which kavanagh and the other is caravan supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh brett kavanaugh which is that or placing i have on brett kavanaugh caravan invasion here about the caravan caravan. a series of suspicious packages sent across the country mail by mail bombs fire alarm here will keep you posted on that. believe me over. the last.
midterm elections of the us are held every four years ultimately huff way through the presidential americans choose a long list of officials including all four hundred thirty five members of the house of representatives thirty five seats in the senate and thirty six state governors but this time around it's all about one man who's not even on the ballot as reports. usually the midterm elections in the united states are about as exciting as watching the grass grow low public interest and 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 phone the democrats take over the house then he's going to be subpoenaed and investigated to do we want to see 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. . meantime some u.s. officials have been raising the alarm about possible foreign interference in the middle of the trump administration has accused china russia and now even iran of
meddling in the mid-term election. i want to make sure everyone's been warned i'm going to switch off the maddening madness. just won't turn off there's no way he turns off even the ideas of madness and if it wasn't for the for the twenty thousand vote journalists would have missed out on some big breaking news breaking news tonight what appears to be the first identified case of russian election interference in the twenty thousand midterms quote the russian intelligence agency targeted senator claire mccaskill as she began her twenty thousand reelection. earnest plenty of air time would have to be filled with other top stories russia is added again interfering in the two thousand and mid-term elections and control of congress and stake do we know what they are
doing what is russia's goal you can just create a whole new army try to sell any kind of mayhem or a disk or if they can just openly and publicly shames these election tallies and spread false information here in the us if it wasn't for the meddling madness comedians would have had to work on finding inspiration do you think the russians will meddle in the two thousand and eight elections the offer was made and we've accepted. their russian so they were all messed up inside one big. if it wasn't for the meddling madness politicians wouldn't have had the chance to prove they got the guts to stand up to prove like the senator from missouri whose reelection attempts to parent be made her a target for russian scheming. i will not be intimidated i've said it before and will say to get on. and to toronto obama as someone who's no longer bothered by
putin now that he's out of the game or is he what happened to the republican party central organizing principle was the fight against communism and now they're closing up to the former head of the k.g.b. if it wasn't for the meddling not the election wouldn't have hit america for an extra few hundred million dollars see what are you talking about who cares if the folks busy with the meddling probe said none of it really affected the actual result we can. prove were effective with the tallies or actually they did not anyway sure we could. through that dairy some important people say that slapped around the face of america was almost as bad as nine eleven we have been attacked by a foreign power and have done nothing and he would be like after nine eleven george
w. bush said well we will rebuild new york from the pentagon but we're not going to worry about it well at a certain point that's what this is turning into if we're going to talk about the real meddling issues this year the real trouble is totally off your radar regrettably we've found that china has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming twenty eight. election against my administration what the russians are doing pales in comparison to what china is doing across this country although you do know words and proof are not the same thing come on we haven't even heard exactly what the chinese meddling masters have been up to but that didn't stop some republicans from doubling down on their china bashing campaign run china study history and the start of a long time ago that systematically weaponized
a free trade system really. just for your information mr hawley's running for the same senate seat as someone i've already told you about. what was it won't be intimidated by that thug. so if you still don't get it the twenty terms is actually just a rush versus china showdown and the meddling madness league season. i conversed from the anonymous group of taking to the streets of london lashing out the political list of. demonstrators marched from chicago square to look at me so. the swearing the anonymous movement signature guy fawkes masks israeli english and american flags were burned at the rally but all in all the proceeded without incident with a heavy police presence on the streets the so-called million at mosque march
coincided with guy fawkes night a centuries old tradition often seen as an opportunity to vent anger at politicians . is really the only thing over in germany so if they were going to do so they should know you are going to my mind. i was married when i was even trying to jump on the bike and ride the start of the world do you think you will need a lot of love and was far from the only place in the u.k. where people express their dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs made concerns over no deal brecht revolution the town of bluest of wife it's a reason why and boris johnson by parading around and pictures. the mayor of london inside the car so it could take a generation to tackle the violent crime epidemic gripping the british capital according to the metropolitan police there have been one hundred and eight tina homicides in the city since the start of the year only boyko picks up the story.
it's being called an epidemic and the british capital is bearing the brunt for men have been stabbed to death in the british capital in the space of just five days the youngest to die was only fifteen years old and that brings the total number of murders in london to one hundred eighteen since the start of the year rising knife crime knife crime knife crime epidemic an average of three killings a week londoners don't feel safe to quell public concerns about the rate of violent crime london's metropolitan police have deployed five hundred extra offices on street patrols one senior police officer has said that children as young as nine and ten. now carrying knives and compare the situation to the wild west with attacks taking place in broad daylight in front of passes by and c.c.t.v. cameras but the reasons behind the surgeon violent crime are now the subject of
fierce national debate police federation's blame cuts to police funding there are around twenty thousand fewer police officers now than there were eight years ago while the rate of violent crime has shot up the reason that it's all exploded out of control on the streets of the you can especially on the streets of london is very simple and straightforward for the last eight years the government has cut the numbers of police officers by cutting twenty five to thirty percent of the budget for the police service the home office is own leaked documents though suggest that there is a link between cuts to police budgets and serious violent crime london's mayor says that it's a deadly combination we have fewer officers than any time since two thousand and three at a time when a population is going up it's more and more difficult and yet a government minister has denied the link between cuts and crime pointing to other
factors instead like social media about police numbers does isn't supported by the evidence or for previous spikes in serious violence of crime is changing the gangs or using social media to communicate they're using mobile communications in ways that ten years ago even five years ago simply was not possible drill music which is a u.k. style of rap has also been blamed for the spike in the stabbing. through the streets during the london police chief has cited drill as a reason behind the growth in attacks glamorize violence. talk about targeted attacks on other individuals. inevitably that leads to iraq is in tension while over the summer the mare of london warned that the heat and the school holidays could contribute to the violence as well the last few decades of shown that in july
and august long days hot days some young people board stand on the street corner getting involved into antisocial behavior and criminality back in twenty fifteen an award winning senior police officer warned to reason may he was home secretary at the time that cutting funds for the police would risk national security we run the risk of watching communities down for officers at risk. and ultimately risking national security so up until now the government's managed to deny that slashing police budgets would put public safety at risk but as the death toll mounts and public concern increases arguing that there's no link between budget cuts and violent crime it's going to be more difficult i've absolutely no idea why sorry so my. home secretary for most of the last eight years before she
became prime minister i've no idea at all washee didn't listen to the warnings the governments did know and there's a link between the rises in crime the levels of violent crime on our streets and the number of police officers for the very simple reason that they know that if there is a link established they will be held responsible they are responsible the whole thing is a total shambles and it will take at least ten years if not longer to sort it back out if we started tomorrow and they've given no indication of starting tomorrow well the race to replace. the head of a cd party is of will give you details in a moment. something seems wrong. just don't call. me.
to say probably just being absent. and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be upset. at you going to be close it's like them before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the logs of my colleagues. sitting.
on. a program hey welcome to the world's attention has been drawn to the plight of starving children in war torn yemen where fourteen million people facing imminent famine that's after the new york times published a powerful picture of a dying girl this is her story. that. why i'm a mass mother our situation is getting worse and we're suffering from malnutrition and passed away from our new tradition after twenty days in hospital one of my neighbors call to say that one of my children was sick i grabbed my daughter and
one home after two days she died of malnutrition her brother is also l. before she died and left her brothers at home and ran with her to hospital but she died on the way. each person has to manage by themselves and this is one of the tragedies of the aggression and one of the tragedies caused by the war which is why signing day by day children are for tonight and leaves an altar so far ten children suffering from severe malnutrition have died dozens of children are suffering from diseases and medical complications and they have no funds for treatment.
despite the fact that she was sick i loved her more than her brothers whatever she needed i did my best to bring that to her but i had no money to send her to hijack or santa and. her father went to borrow money for her burial my cetacean is bad my hope has gone after margaret. the photo all of a mile saw an outpouring of concern on social media over the humanitarian crisis in yemen which has largely been ignored by the mainstream media but often the new york times posted the photo it was quickly removed by facebook which cited its rules concerning images of naked children now over fifty thousand people have been killed in yemen since twenty sixteen saudi led strikes are the main cause of all the casualties however cholera and polio are also putting the lives of millions at risk
two thirds of the country right now in dire need of humanitarian aid. to saudi arabia claims that only targets who the fight is not civilians. is representative in the region says neither side in the conflict wants the world to know what's really going on in yemen. so look i wish it was this doctor in this room story and also who is your sources have made it very very difficult for journalists to get into the area and that's when you know it's really very difficult for agencies like oxfam reversed to actually tell the story of what's actually happening there because we need the international media there to actually expose what's going on i mean it's horrific numbers and quite startling to see that we could have gotten a million people starving and the british government the french government the american government are all behind this and all supporting this war is it's it's it's quite incredible actually i mean the policy is just simply wrong now to stop
it how to brilliance this war we do it now we need an immediate cease fire if people are going to survive and if. that's a turnaround certain how to get back will it feeds. in germany now where the secretary general of angela merkel c.d.u. party has reportedly stepped down as she prepares to run for the party's leadership replacing the outgoing markel but the jury is still out as to who will come out on top in this race as there are other major contenders for the post a picture all of our reports yes is often nice and when his father had acted fast fall at the next cd you party convention in december i will not run for the chair of the party secondly this is the last one for me i will not run for chance and i join the twenty twenty one election the queen is dead long live well that's the thing we don't exactly know who is going to step in the angle or merkel shoes as the sun begins to set on her career in front line politics her coalition has taken
a pounding in popularity polls of late and those campaigning to try and be the next leader of the christian democratic union a just sling for position so let's have a look at who the front runners are. the c.d.u. is the start it's not about which. single person is shining within the city and the party as a whole has to shine really on a great cramp. abbreviated to just a k.k. is the current general secretary of the christian democratic union party and frequently talked about as angela merkel's chosen one a default catholic she is culturally conservative opposed to gay marriage and to abortion however when it comes to migration she's on side with angela merkel's policy saying that they are in step with her religious beliefs she's also on side with angela merkel's policies internationally skeptical when it comes to russia but very keen on e.u. cooperation same old same old a big problem a k.-k.
could be though the people got sick of the same old same old and that's the very reason that i'm glad merkel's job is up for grabs. spahn is a completely different story however the thirty eight year old health minister seems to hate everything mrs merkel stands for her migration policy is the white elephant in the room according to mr spann he opposes limited dual citizenship for young foreigners criticized attempts to loosen laws on advertising abortions and called for banning the book or in public he is liked by the right wing conservative element in the party to an extent his homosexuality and marriage to his long term partner last year thought to count against him with traditionalists though when it comes to international affairs he's seen as more nationalistic and some even speculate he's the one and most likely to get on with u.s. president donald trump did i did. you did this club intend to
keep on. making up the triumvirate of front runners is a blast from the cd you passed frederick metz was part of a group opposed to anglo-american becoming leader back in two thousand and two they viewed the twenty first century's iron chancellor as just helmut kohl's girl from the east merkel defeated him and then ousted him from party leadership cd you need progressive political discussion and in my opinion this means the c.d.u. needs to get things straight about its image fiscally conservative he once famously wanted to digest germany's labrinth fine tax laws so they would fit on a big popular with traditionalists when it comes to international matters he's very much in favor of e.u. ever expanding union and after the greece debt debacle that's not so hot with the old guard when it comes to germany's place on the international stage it's very
clear. europe and trans atlanticist because cosmopolitan germany. and the european. enlightenment whose most important political allies of the democracy is a waste with whoever gets the job being set up is the logical successor to one glimmer. how do those candidates fare but remember we have two competing models here one of them is represented by two alpha males who are clearly quite conservative compared to medical they're ambitious and power hungry up against me is in some ways another miracle like figure who will continue with her line will be a hard sell the who wins will have less to do with which side of the political spectrum the candidate comes from a more to do with their personality and drive to fill the position the papers here are suggesting that could be as many as twelve hats in the ring for the top job at the c.d.u. however the smart money is going on the eventual leader of the party be one of
those three front runners we just talked about the c.d.u. will elect their new leader of their party conference at the beginning of december and whoever gets that job well they're going to be charged with leading german politics into the post merkel era peter all of the berlin are those are your top stories for this hour here on our team international on this tuesday more to get to you for you if you can join us in about twenty five minutes. just manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round be the one percent.
nor middle of the room sick. join me every thursday on the alex i'm i'm sure and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race is also a scary dramatic development only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and tom.
this is because a report on marriage because or hey you know we are still on a epic 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 con rolled 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.