Feb 16, 2017|
Tommy talks to Rebeccah Heinrichs, a Fellow at the Hudson Institute, about US/Russian relations and the leaks about Michael Flynn's conversations with Russia.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Power Tommy Tucker WW well AMI Furman dot com well David lake here we go Thursday morning February 16 in the year of our lord 2017. Hadn't done that weekend in the sky as we outline a lot of blood. Lot of my big run going on as we again. And when you should be worried that a little rain tomorrow night hopefully we'll dodge after. The parades yes of course. Com. You know like a margin. Have watched all three last night's fox CNN and MSNBC. To try to get an average you know I mean you copies of this arm like. I don't know. I honestly don't on a note to make of any in this you watch one network and they tell you that the people that leaked the information are patriots because if they had nine. Michael Flynn might still be the national security advisor and others say while list and leak that. He would still be national security advisor in the country would be in a safer place. And I think we only caught up in emotion. And we caught up in politics and sometimes we forget in the word patriot Mimi think in this what's best for the country you know sure. And I think a lot of people this for a struggling with this because they thought. That Danica clear choice in Donald Trump. But now home maybe because of the leaks maybe because of the way some portions of the media is the proper training this. That they don't so maybe they're confused I think I don't know I just wanna talk deal. Tell me what you make of this it's music so point seven incas. And it is a lot of emotion involved they're ours is a dearth of facts we a lot of us really know what went on. And now gimme a call at 260187. What do you make of it. And then this story also about communication of the trump made in Russia. I'm confused and and I and tea I don't know DDU. Not a I don't have a clue I mean you know wanna feel like anymore and I don't know what it whether it's good for the country of and I do know this. I think all of us politics aside. We have to put the country first. And I was astonished to hear people thrown impeachment around that word yeah yeah treason two hours thrown around a month note. Of Donald Trump being sworn in and it button. Any way we shape a world that I'd be on the that are we'd be hearing that. This early and then administration. So I don't know noises of the politicians there anymore it and protect the country are they is doing what's good for themselves and trying to not the other guy down and at the end of it nobody's standing which brings in Russia and they're cut now do you think we're headed for another Cold War is a very emotional issue for some people text comes in says. Two days in a row you're talking about this he didn't talk about Hillary lying to the FBI. You should be ashamed to never listening to yours. Do you show again offers off we talked to exclude not exclusively extensively about Hillary Clinton and the FBI and the difference was we even pointed out that. She wasn't under oath and we and we talked about how was that here but the the thing about is text that gets me is why is it always. While they did this if it's Democrats. Then a similar Republicans in this or it's a Republicans as it all the Democrats did that and I don't I don't think it's. It's a game Morris scored instead of looking out for the parties and we should look out for the country. And what's best. Long term and I don't think we were doing that anymore I don't know of people who were elected to office. Are doing this attacks comes in there are no more statesman these people do not know what's best for the country. But what's best for their party's very difficult and now to tell fact from fiction. And then there isn't of attacks that comes in and and I get to our guests that says so we should consider rusher patriots for leaking the democratic party's messed. I think it is interesting because during the election. Trump supporters were saying. Well unless Russia falsified the information it doesn't matter because it's true and inches giving us. More insight into what people really like and what's really going on. And so then you get dance well do you feel the same way when it comes to leak about. Michael Flynn. And did that give you more information to him to make a decision on whether you wanted him or not. Or was it different because it was their side and nine yours. On top of all of this Russia has not actually I don't think been behaving too well lately in and that's because I think they sensed. Maybe weakness division who Rebecca heinrichs joins us right now fellow at the Hudson Institute where she provides. Resonated. Resurgent commentary on a range of national security and foreign policy matters good morning man. Or. Don't seem right here it doesn't seem right that your fellow but I guess it's a way goes. Tell me com tell me about I don't know where he went jump in on is let's talk about Russia and doesn't planes spy plane also solos often Dallas ship rather it was over Delaware than him moved to grow and Connecticut the home the United States submarine fleet as I understand it. Buzzing American ships and maybe the most troublesome of all these cruise missiles that are land based Wednesday. Ranges 300 miles that is directly against the treaty so what he's thing. Yes it isn't just Russia continuing a pattern that it has arms. Really sort of picked up during upon the situation now continuing. I'm the last. Part of what you can edit the most important the cruise missile the nuclear cruise missile art track and violation of our arms and 1987 treaty called the iron treaty. They've been violating cheaper while by testing the missile but now it actually deployed term. They really are testing the trip administration. And and credit general Mattis and his secretary and not beaten NATO allies trying to reach and because they of course are within range at these missiles. And I'm trying to demonstrate that the United States is still very committed. And we'll defendant should Russia and be more provocative and it is. Mean so they got their hands all the nature of the administration when her interaction. At I think it went eat because he between that he country. Am glad their that he did not want because with the west or keep proving that very early here lately. Rebecca heinrichs fellow at the Hudson Institute where she provides resurgent commentary and a range of national security and foreign policy matters you can follow work. At RL. Heinrichs and Nancy TI and CH test so Rebecca. The Russians buzzing our planes spy ship off Lou grow in Connecticut. From. The hum. There was one other 10 the big one the cruise missile one mom. If if does that. Lend more credibility to the fact that. Donald Trump is in bed with the Russians or does it help dispute that theory because it seems as though who'd be pretty dumb of the Russians. To be exercised if they had a friend in the White House to be acting in a way that showed that this early. I think that's right I think that people on on the laughed and all that you promote national treatment on the right. Who have sort of been in the never trumped category. Has that part of the over exaggerated and over blower in what state being hate to cozy relationship between the champ administration and the Russian. I think. Of my own analysis and from watching the statements as presidential. Arm and in mr. trump authority before he was elected. And then also just watching policy statement and the kind of people it occur cabinet. That what he's trying to do is either speaks softly carry a big day you'll Roosevelt. A way of thinking about things which is Tuesday to antagonize the Russian verbally rhetorically you don't need cubic then go ahead and built in military. Buildup in nuclear courses in to that things that are in the country's interest. At and try to work with the Russians are recap commonality. And I think that's for the drug administration has tried to do arms pact that is. You know the Obama administration artery that relations with Russia made bail. And that the current administration does not think the escalate. Did. Its relationship that's gotten very very parent. I mean I think that that's what we're seeing play out here and we do have orchestrated and Matta now. He let NATO allies trying to reassure them trying to the situation which I believe. Has only grown worse under the Obama administration had trillium at the demonstration at. Need some other relationship with Russia. Absolutely yes we back. It would go and the the point now where not only are they filing court arms control treaty. I'm Victor anti nuclear weapons against our allies. And of course we inundated Ukraine. The truck demonstration said that they would like them to get back at a Ukraine directions aren't doing that. So there's a lot during. Mind and you know where we think it's an unconventional ways to try to get the relationship to cool off. Get the Russians to back up and stop being such Oprah so provocative. And about the in the country's interest about the situation. Wherein which. Brings that to them. In. You know I mean indeed general general was asked to resign from the White House and he exco. Armed the president made clear that the because that trust issues that had been hearing in hand and the national security advisor but that. General when we're not actually found guilty her and I'm in violation of any law breaking laws and there was a trust issue. There that there. I would call them speculation at best at this point that he would violating the La. Working with the Russians shouldn't we you know he. Having conversations that the Russians during the campaign now but didn't look like any of the conversations are actually buy it and I'd. Army may have gotten over skewed a little bit in the beginning of the president you Russia policy. But it didn't look like he broke any law that the the only people it looks like he did break lines report those within the administration should be. These conversations and I think that that is. In fact very concerning people that you had a great introduction. To this conversation about. You know we need to be consistent with what were concerned about it for concern about weak it is concerned about weeks regardless of who's in control the White House and I think that's true. But I think that he's the general and it does look like at this point that debt was not in violation and a new line of work are that you are currently deemed it highly classified information about the general but I do think that that to be. Would he be in your opinion still in the place in national security advisor Italy not happened. Oh I think I think that this has been brewing for a while. I'm not one and thirteen arms experience any conspiracy theories. You know I'd like to see them or acts I am there there's been a couple of really solid reporting and Adam pieces. Washington street beacon it's one of them. I am and I increase and wondered what it article said that. He believes. That. It's such a concerted effort went into bureaucracy to actually. I create the doubt between the president and general plan in the public. And it was really targeted. That's a sort of a targeted. I'm effort. To you to get credit general in now he got he got a pretty rough rough and gruff personality she know you pretty strong opinions and so he kinda it was an easy target personality Chris that the key. But that's not a reason cute throughout the present choice that our national security so. I look at like at that point like that there was tracked regretted but I do think that if these leaked had not happened they'll probably be at the present national security. Real quick as we gotta go with the country be safer as a result of that. I think you know Clinton was right when making Q I'm actually you know understanding the threat from Islamic them. I'm radical Islamic them and going after Iran. But I'm confident that president trump has impressed me over and over again with your he has tickets his. Most senior advisors and I think that I think a country can rest surety that somebody that just it's capable of general. Thank you it's been a pleasure Rebecca heinrichs fellow at the Hudson Institute. And Dayton power at our LA TI and I CH us we will this morning at an alimony Ross song and when you hear it. I give you a number to Colin when a pair of tickets or he escapade which happens on Lundy gras. And is really one bigger parties for money grow on you a fine of six of worth about 350 bucks and I just keep listening for that. You know I think is in it. Hard. When he comes this'll saying I even know who the good guys are who the bad guys. I don't know his way in the white hats and who's wearing a black cats yeah. Erica is exits so darned confusing and I want yo Kull in in lugged argues that the aaron's do in steam at some money says some you know likening college on here pretty quickly. And the entire gulf south and here. Is that maybe we can sites there I don't know who the good guys are who the bad guys because it seems as though. The leaks during the campaign. We Russia was being demonized for acting this system but then the information being released those its neighbor Donald Trump said. Well it's good we now have a clear pictures of what's going on inside the Democratic Party law is that any different then. A leaked. Vegas State Department whoever it was those monitoring the Russian ambassadors phone. FBI that linked in that league draw of the fact that Michael Flynn had. Culled derided the Russian ambassador and so forth is that. Batters that is giving you another glimpse and it would really happen. Am when you start calling for investigations. It's one thing but when words like treason and impeachment. I've been used on Capitol Hill that's pretty strong stuff. Allen Eskew if you're concerned for the country because they general yesterday certainly wasn't there and they better get their act together pretty quickly. And that's the mass that's the the people were in the government before and the new. Administration so are you more concerned by the leaks against president trump. Are more concerned about what the leaks say. Are pretty jaguar opinion poll is asking you that. Are you concerned bio leaks against president property led the information is out there. 89%. Are saying concerned by them 11% saying led the and so is out there and you have the intelligence community. That is set on. Torpedoing his president. We got big big trouble as a nation Andrew and am an airline you're under the W out the morning. Beta later it was. Now men are are caught they're serving goal on our part really pointed out all our carry out. They applying it ordered they're democratic or lack eight years. In our all are on national here is all you know they know Lilly Republicans. No secret Ollie finger at that been a Democrat you look at the their everything on all and now. You know it would turn and our outlook and our ability our arc de eating better and better than they had been cracked or get a few years ago. I'll know what you changed and what you do it. Beyond being washed and you know brilliant art com and get it that are caught bureau. So who you are. Optimistic. Are concerned about the way the country are. Iron very cute aren't very good certainly gone I'm I'm I'm our young men are more likely it'll. All the whole year. You know on guard Carla would believe it caught edit. What is your is concerned when you say that but what my vision maybe topped two. I'll talk to our national here in the and Interpol list then at eight. Expanding you know an. Entry. You know art bit. You know Eric. Hi and thank you thank him that you call mark and Marrero a year under the W good morning. Morning. My comment that the order campaigns throw any of quotations that president from. Which he thinks. Another comment on a campaign throwing it not been in the secret today when you talked about the Internet. And yet and he loved and break. When it when it helped them out but now. That the league are affecting him negatively. He's a gently trip and had this sort hypocrisy and never met. That Monica please. What do you think he meant when he said. That it was Soss said that the leaks cost general Celanese job and I'm paraphrasing that because. I think ankle against that because he said he fired general when a lion denying. That that that's what is Press Secretary said the other day so I mean even that would that I don't understand I mean it just seems like it's. Mixed messages coming out the White House. And as a rope bed when you have you know Russia that all the polls of Delaware. When you have all the birth of auto would North Korea of electing me neither is mixed messages coming up north yeah I agree with. I think we needed to be united whatever we do use some Donald Trump and as saying. General Flynn is a wonderful man I think he's been treated very very unfairly by the media. As I call it the fake media in many cases. And I think it's really a sad thing. I think you could probably the united talk about a lawyer been able law argue either side of a case but it. I think you could probably say. The same thing about the Democratic Party no leaks that happened. In the fall because. If you're gonna say it's not the knowledge or it's not the action but the knowledge of it they did somebody in. Willing you could perhaps say that slowly information league about the Democrats did the Democrats and if not for the president and maybe senate house whatever. Com. I don't know if you tell me is it is a double standard or do you understand what the differences quickly we got it done on a north you're a done your on DeVon WL was up. Good morning I'm right there amber did or getting correct your call your last call out an outright lie he lie. Short spite or never should add that plane was fired for lying. I got a transcript in front of me with everything that Sean Spicer Everest that when somebody calls and I'm is an automatic let me verify that. Get real audio dissent. It's eroding what was were short on Tuesday eroding truck enact a lot of things and probably. I'll probably call it fake news generic right. Because they stand or. Error 48 or put our version of you guilty of union with their with they're back there. Been. Reported and Europe in sure appreciate there. When people say things I've they get an extra backs are correct it wasn't a back. And the differences. You are words and arson but there is blowing you rooting trusts which you rooted between. Flurry. Like 4 o'clock when Kelly and timely said he had the president's trust to 45 minutes after that when he didn't. Well eroding truck again number and it could be like the heat. He could be I think given all of the information. On Brent there's the travel ban eating he didn't get him well. Where did this or this is just idiotic I'm sorry I'm not trying to be mean I'm really not but it's just. It's just that's the kind of foolishness is gonna have results speak in Russian. We got to get our heads out of the sand here we outages. We've back Devin have you.