President Biden, John Stillness, Jackie Quinn discussed on Evening News with Art Sanders


In the morning from Westwood one. Good morning, I'm John trout, it's Friday. January 27th, 2023. Here's what's coming up on America in the morning. President Biden in Virginia yesterday says his economic plan is working. I'm John stillness in Washington. Law enforcement officials in Memphis are blasting the 5 fired police officers who've been charged with murder in the beating death of a black motorist. This was permanent. I'm Jackie Quinn. The national archives is asked former presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents. Ed Donahue, Washington. The U.S. announces the takedown of a major ransomware game. I'm Clayton Neville. A fresh read on inflation coming today the PCE the fed's favorite fed meats on interest rates next week. I'm Jessica edinger. Many economists think we are headed into a recession. What will that mean for you? I'm Rita foley. All ahead on America in the morning. It's 7 after the hour President Biden was in Virginia yesterday, saying his economic plan is working. John stones has more from Washington. New government data released yesterday, showing the nation's gross domestic product for the final quarter of last year grew, despite high inflation that is making everything more expensive. At a speech in Springfield, Virginia, President Biden says these are encouraging numbers. And I'm not sure. I mean, this is really the news could have been any better. Economic growth is up, stronger than expert expected at 2.9% were going. That 2.9% was a bit lower than the 3.2% growth we saw in the third quarter. But the president touting other numbers that he says shows a growing economy. 6 months inflation has gone down every month and God willing will continue to do that. Manufacturing jobs continue to have stronger than any time in the last 40 years. And I don't think it's unfair to say that this is all evidence that the Biden economic plan because you all is actually working that's working. Jobs numbers continue to be strong last year employers added four and a half million jobs. Second most since 1940 and the unemployment rate for December of three and a half percent matched a 53 year low. They've been telling me since I got elected. You're going to be in a recession. Every time we've gone, we gotten better. Well, it turns out, thank God they were wrong. Still, many analysts do believe a recession is coming this year, as the Federal Reserve continues to raise key interest rates in an attempt to slow down the economy and tamp down on inflation. Another potential pitfall, the debt ceiling, which analysts say, could trigger a deeper session if Congress does not vote to raise it. Something House Republicans say they will only do when Democrats offer key concessions on spending. Look, if Republicans want to work together on real solutions and continue to grow manufacturing jobs, build the strongest economy in the world to make sure Americans are paid a fair wage, I'm ready. But I will not let anyone use the full faith and credit of the United States as a bargaining ship. The United States of America, we pay our debts. The Treasury Department says a vote on the debt limit will need to happen likely by June and the fed is expected to raise rates again next week, something likely to cool the job market and reduce American spending. John stillness, Washington. 9 pass now. Law enforcement officials in Memphis are blasting the 5 fired police officers who've now been charged with murder in the beating death of a black motorist earlier this month. As correspondent Jackie Quinn reports the family of the victim, supports charges against the officers as well as, release of police, body cam footage. To Darius bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmett Martin the third, Desmond mills junior, and Justin Smith. The grand jury returned indictments against all 5 with the same charges. Second degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, resulting in bodily injury, aggravated kidnapping involving the possession of a weapon. The head of the Tennessee bureau of investigation says the traffic stop that resulted in Tyree Nichols death in no way reflected proper policing. This was wrong. This was criminal. And director David rausch and W M C TV says, frankly, I'm shocked. I'm sickened. Shelby county district attorney Steve mulroy says all 5 officers are being charged with second degree murder. Kidnapping and other violations. In the brutal beating that took place after Nichols was pulled over, pepper sprayed, fled, and then caught again, and allegedly beaten for several minutes. While each of the 5 individuals played a different role in the incident in question, the actions of all of them resulted in the death of Tyree Nichols, and they are all responsible. Mulroy says he'll release the police videos of the traffic, stop Friday evening. It's my hope that if there is any silver lining to be drawn from this very dark cloud, it's that perhaps this incident can open a broader conversation about the need for police reform. The world is watching us and we need to show the world what lessons we can learn from this tragedy. This is

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