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"abidin administration" Discussed on Dailycast News
"This is news headlines in four minutes with alan edwards abidin administration. Special envoy to haiti resigned in protest of inhumane large-scale expulsions of haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked with civil strife and natural disaster. Daniel foot was appointed to the position in july and the career diplomat was known to be deeply frustrated with what he considered a lack of urgency in washington and a slow pace on efforts to improve conditions in haiti the state department criticized foot for resigning at a critical juncture and pushed back against suggestions that his policy prescriptions were overlooked the white house and congressional democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge emerging social and environmental bill. But they offer no details and the significance was unclear. It's in the writing. You know you hear everybody talking about one thing or another but we are writing legislation and when you're writing legislation you have to be specific and this took us a long way to a framework wall street continued to rebound on thursday. Shrugging off both the fragile reserves intention. Too soon rollback. Its massive monetary stimulus. Another uptick in weekly jobless claims and worries over the ever grand debt crisis in china. The fed announced wednesday. It's nearly there on the decision to taper. It's pandemic stimulus while decisions were made. Participants generally view that so long as the recovery remains on track a gradual tapering process. That concludes around. The middle of next year is likely to be appropriate. The dow closed up one point five percent or five hundred and seven points while the s&p five hundred rose one point two percent. Thursday drought conditions have led to falling water levels at the second largest man-made reservoir in the nation and could result in a loss of hydropower as soon as next year new projections released by the us bureau of reclamation shows that there is a three percent. Chance that lay. Powell can drop below a minimum level needed to generate hydroelectricity. Next year. this could affect five point. Eight million homes and businesses now this for entrepreneurs and business motivation. Go the dime dot club. It's all about getting you moving forward growing and making money. Www dot dime dot club. It's free check it out today. With the r kelly. Sex traffic and trial. Nearing jury deliberations a prosecutor on thursday urged jurors to convict the r&b superstar on federal charges. That he used his celebrity status as leverage to sexually abuse women girls and boys for more than two years assistant. Us attorney elizabeth geddes said in concluding her closing arguments in federal court in brooklyn quote. It's now time for the defendant. Robert kelly.
"abidin administration" Discussed on WTOP
"And Amtrak workers would also need to be vaccinated or tested. But Republicans have pushed back on mandates and the legislation faces lots of challenges. Maryland Republican Andy Harris, who is a physician Has encouraged people to meet with their doctor and then come to a decision that's right for them about the vaccine. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T. O P News Abidin Administration, providing the first public look inside the U. S military base were Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are screened amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them. The three hour tour of Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas, was the first time the media has been granted broad access to one of the eight military A installations. Housing Afghans evacuated after the Taliban took control of the country. Afghan Children with soccer balls and basketball is played outside large white tents this afternoon. One young girl was still wearing dirty clothing about 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted to the U. S. Including translators, drivers and others who helped the U. S military during the 20 year war there and feared Reprisals by the Taliban. Refugees in the U. S have a lot of adjustments to make now, including dealing with racism. On this week's episode of our podcast Colors. A dialogue on race in America with JJ Green Washington Post reporter Abigail House loner talks about a story she did with refugees for the 9 11 remembrance. These massive populations of people who buy ripple effect from the the way the United States responded to September, 11th had saw their lives just completely upended and all sorts of ways and And a fraction of those people wound up, ironically or not as American citizens. One thing I did sort of hear consistently from folks is that refugee resettlement groups, Um, you know, didn't really prepare them for the for the racism and for the For the sort of cultural reality of this country, you can hear sometimes emotional, sometimes funny stories on episode 65 of Colors on the podcast D. C AP Apple Podcast one or Wherever you get your podcasts coming up in money news. Amazon is about to start doing more business with the NFL. 7 23. Your fresh start is waiting at University of Maryland Global campus. A pioneering online learning for over 20 years. Um, GCS new Fresh Start program puts more than 90 degrees.
White House Climate Advisor Says Despite Recent Disasters, Don't Lose Hope
"Deadly flooding wildfires heat waves and droughts these have been the headlines all summer in the us with similar disasters around the world to visiting new jersey earlier this week to survey the damage from hurricane ida president biden said we're at an inflection point every part of the country is getting hit by stream weather and We're now living in real what the country is gonna look like and if we don't do so we can't turn it back very much but we can prevent it from getting worse. Abidin administration is pushing bills. Which would be the most sweeping climate change policies ever enacted in the us. But right now. They're still facing major hurdles in congress here to talk about this with us is president biden's national climate advisor gina mccarthy. We'll come back to all things considered thank scott. I know you often talk about the fact that you are optimistic. And even more optimistic than you've been before about enacting the climate policies. But it's been a really frightening summer and a lot of people see these disasters and they wonder. Is it just too late to prevent the worst of climate change. Why is that view wrong. Because a lot of people haven't first of all having these disasters happen and be experienced personally by one out of three people in the united states. Which is what's happened over the past just few months. It's not the way. I really wanted people to get familiar with climate and get active. It certainly would have liked action earlier but this is a tremendous opportunity. We have and. I don't want people to give up hope and i'll tell you why i'm not giving up. Hope number one. I think the president is on target in what he's asking congress to support. I think we'll get it over the finish line but also i want people to understand that we have opportunities with already existing solutions on climate. That will get us where we need to go and get us on. The trajectory to net zero i- job is to deliver the solutions. That's what this package that. The president has been negotiating in pushing his all about
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"abidin administration" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Thousand households could be evicted over the course of the next six or seven months starbucks workers in buffalo. Start a union. Drive it's going to target individuals starbucks all this and more on today's majority report. Welcome ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for joining us. we've got a lot to get to today. I'm here with viglen. Hello how are you low sam. I'm well how about you. I'm doing okay. This is a Pretty big day. Or i should say Mean yesterday today the the line exactly slayton afghanistan. it's late nafe ghanistan. We have evacuated afghanistan after a twenty year folly that killed hundreds of thousands of people. Nearly one hundred thousand of whomever civilians say over five million afghans displaced nearly six million Both external and internal refugees and leaving the place and not too dissimilar fashion than We found it in terms of the control of the country to the extent that people are focusing on the abidin administration's failures in getting people out of the country earlier I think there's some validity in that But overall it is good that we're getting out of the country and Then certainly maybe they should have been less timid about bringing in refugees earlier and more often the the evacuations of people nearly three hundred thousand by the end of this Couple week period and here is the head of the central command in afghanistan. Kenneth mackenzie at a pentagon press conference with the pentagon press secretary. John kirby this from yesterday. This is their announcement. I'm here to announce the completion of our withdrawal from afghanistan in the end the military mission to evacuate american citizens or country nationals and vulnerable afghans last c. seventeen lifted off from hamid karzai international airport on august thirty this afternoon at three twenty nine. Pm east coast time in the last man aircraft is now clearing the airspace above afghanistan and so it ends a twenty year war baggage shy of a couple of months month. And a half. or so. and i mean it's there's gonna be a lot of There's you know there's a lot of talk on right wing radio and right wing media focusing on the Deaths of the thirteen marines. Who got blown up in a suicide bombing attack outside of the kabul airport Of course there are also a dozens of afghan civilians who were also killed in that explosion and then in our response we ended up killing almost a dozen children and Almost two dozen other civilians in a sort of i don't know a horrible poetic Crystallisation time in afghanistan right indeed for more afghans die in a strike air in in a suicide bombing baguette no coverage in the press and then the united states government retaliates in a strike. That kills more afghans. Because yeah. there's no way to do a clean war no matter how advanced your drone systems are. It's always going to kill children and so like you're looking for meaning and a silver lining in this withdrawal. There is none. There is none. It is fascinating to me too. I mean i was listening to some right wing radio this morning and to Listen to in an era where we've had hundreds of thousands of americans who have died like literally every day. You hear of stories of people who died saying. I wish i would have taken the vaccine. I didn't believe this was real from the same. These same right wing. Radio hosts talkers. Who are talking about the Their vaccine hesitancy or skepticism. Or you know who would initially co vid a hoax and They're the they're talking about They're very much focused on these thirteen marines. I it's just sort of a well noted it's a cudgel to attack biding. You looked at his watch. I don't know if you guys heard about this very very big deal And i think it is. You know there is They wanna make him pay for pulling out of of afghanistan. that's the bottom line The media the you know not just the right wing media. Certainly there is a there is just a real thirst for War and occupation in this country All right we gotta take quick break when we come back. We're going to be talking to richard alba on his new book. The great demographic illusion majority minority in the expanding. American mainstream will be right back in just a moment got a couple of sponsors on today's program..
The Glenn Beck Program
"abidin administration" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"For us to have that airbase well for one. I thought that he was just following. Trump's plan so. I thought all these plans are already drawn up by the trump people. So why are they even disgusting altering it in the first place That's for one you know so. This is a total shock to me for for that too. There's no way there's absolutely no way the military would have said. Hey let's just abandoned banga mayor base before we finish the full evacuate would you. Why would anyone in their right mind. You don't take assad assets off the table just cover your own ass. You're like no no no. Let's just leave that alone. We'll take those guys out last just to cover your own. Ask you do that right. And just just geographical reference boggling airbases right above kabul. So it's within striking distance of kabul. So if you are going to. Let's say ferry troops back and forth if you need to put terp. Let's say by some wild stretch of the imagination that you botched the withdrawal and the taliban rolled into qabala last minute and no one thought that. Oh that did happen. Okay well the no worries because you have bogged airbase there because you can then you can pull in additional assets to secure the area but oh they abandoned baghram airbase so none of this from a military strategic perspective makes any sense whatsoever. So what does that tell you. It was all political so politics has been driving this evacuation from day. One you know in in a situation like this in the military situation like this. This situation drives your timeline. Now the abidin administration has been doing it exactly the opposite way. The timeline has been driving the situation. Which makes no sense whatsoever. They're looking at their time line to say. Oh we're gonna make decisions based off of this this this no in any other military situation period. You're looking at the situation and you're adjusting your timeline off of that. None of this makes sense whatsoever. You wanna see somebody. That was honorable on taking responsibility. That would be eisenhower. And quite honestly george w bush george w bush took the heat. I was in his office when he he called me and actually he didn't his people called me I said you want something to impeach this president over. We were talking about the border. This this is where you find something impeachable of this president and that night driving home From cnn I'll never forget i'm driving. I pick up the cell phone. It's a two one to number and or to to number and they say Pick it up mr back. The president would like to see you in the oval on thursday and at eleven o'clock and i didn't know what to do i was just like okay. Let me check. And i just held the phone out away from my face. Like what the hell woah okay. I'm good And so i went and he was a different person than you saw on television. He knew the names of everybody who had been killed or injured that he had personally called that morning and it was around. Eleven o'clock eleven thirty when he told the story and he was crystal clear on the nate he. He said the names of the people he called. And he he talked about assets that we had in the war blah blah blah blah blah and. i said to him. No offense mr president but this is the guy that we need to see on television. And he said you can't blah blah blah blah blah. But the point of this story is that he said to me. It's it's my decision. I told the military. You have whatever you want. We're not going to do this. Vietnam style so i will take heat and they said to me fine. Just please. don't make the dead. The death toll numbers coming from the white house all the time. Because that's what killed us last time. And he said fine. I won't and he said. There are so many times that i want to tell the american people good news but i can't and i know i'm gonna look bad maybe for the next fifty years but i'm gonna take the responsibility because i made that promise. That's taking responsibility. This guy is no. I told them what i wanted to do. And then they did it in college. Turn out which by the way in the same breath i'm going to say is fantastic and i should be praised for how it's being how it's turned her turned out. It's just the military donald trump and anybody else's fault. Not mine back in just a minute. Whatever you're listening to right. Now it's going to be better with a pair of rake on wireless ear buds in your ear. Whether it's an audio book the piano or icelandic death metal. Whatever it is. You're listening to. You wanna listen to it with ear. Buds from recon wireless ear buds. They come with gel tips for your comfort. Unlike a lot of other brands they don't stick out your ears. 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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"abidin administration" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"And if the logical extension of his argument is do everything we can to get people to be vaccinated. Do we end are penalizing. Anybody do we take a portion of their tax return. Do we send municipal finds out to somebody because that's to me is partially logical extension. If we're looking at vaccinating everyone why do we mandate in a workplace. When i would say that those individuals in the workplace who say no is a very small subset compared to those not in the workplace. I go to certain places and the bars or packs. Either before certain people weren't masking looked a certain way. Apply war mask i would say those are spreader type thing. So how do we balance. Those two and within that context for me were an individual liberties. Actually come into play. I don't think we should Contemplate any situation that is at risk and the truth is we all need to do our art and a a an workplaces are one place where people need to be safe and vaccinated universities or another place and so we look at all of the settings around the country and each does its part to try to get as many Unit is it can and therefore not just that place will be safer but our whole country will be safer. And so we we and i do not. I do agree with you michael. We do not want to be punitive and and and try to criminalize this public. Health is never served by that in fact a few about jacobson versus massachusetts case that mandate was a five dollar fine by a cambridge the city of cambridge for failing to take a smallpox vaccination five dollars in those days was a lot of money but nonetheless i do i do agree that vaccines mandate should be done in in ways that are encouraging as possible as less restrictive as we can but ultimately to protect each other lookout jabber is community. We have a couple of minutes left so now that you've put that out there. Larry i mean how do you how do you make a mandate that isn't a mandate but gets people to use less coercive ways but i though to me the word mundane course. Kind of go hand in hand. But what are your thoughts about encouraging. People to to comply with a mandate which is not quite volunteerism. But what what. What are some ways to do that. And and i'd like to hear from you. Michael because you mentioned the very beginning you think there are other ways. I'll step in real quick. I think there are some outside the box ways of looking at this. I don't recall it was just a trial balloon. From the abidin administration were keen from anheuser busch but there was something about free mir to people who ended up black in vaccinated. Some of my folks. will possibly get vaccinated if the free case of beer. So is that incentive approach van lack. Say lose your job some places that get you know. I wouldn't give beer guns or cigarettes as getting waxed my personal take on it but it would. What i would do is i would give. People paid time off from work or from childcare responsibilities to do it and i would. Most importantly lay tried to develop a a culturally and community. Sensitive campaign of education karma. Bottom up so that religious leaders. I'm civic leaders. Community leaders were up leaders in the workplace trades. Union representatives all. I'm trying to put out the message that we vaccinate to protect ourselves but also to protect our family or coworkers. Our community our neighbors. We need to re claimed the common good in the united states and not be too focused overly on what response what rights i have but rather what duties and kindness that i show to keep the people safe and secure michalak the last word on that. Because i you're larry's book closing thought did not sail. You will actually sell me. Because toward the end. Larry talked a whole heck of a lot about incentivizing and that to me. It seems that he was moving away from the mandates paradigm on this so the extent. He's changed his mind. I don't really i. I think what i would say is that there is common ground and i think there is a way to approach encourage people from whatever horse another political session. They're looking at this issue on to encourage they are getting vaccinated again off. Startled back on mandating the stick approach versus character. I think does no more harm than good in a lot of ways and i'd really appreciate attack opportunity today. Are you just accused of changing your position. But you're telling us you did not know that. I want to be clear all right. I wanna thank the both of you for for this conversation. i i learned a lot. I think our listeners have learned a lot Including the pros and cons of the arguments on both sides of this in and understanding that there is a. They're reasonable ways that people can disagree on on an actual conflict of rights In this case and that it's something that there were going to continue to sort out. But what i very much appreciate it was how the two of you continually show respect for one another respect for one another's intellectual positions and also made several references to common ground. So michael anderson. And larry thank you so much for joining us and ford for doing it the way that you did it so thanks to both of you and thanks to you giant. We appreciated it was.
"abidin administration" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Officials would be prosecuted but not trump himself because if he's the one pulling the strings and fees the one doing the ask why would he be not prosecuted. Why wouldn't he be prosecuted. I guess the reason. I'm hesitant to say that the justice department would want to open up an investigation to president. Trump. i. I guess there are two reasons for that. One is really practical and the other is a little bit more sophal. Maybe but the first one is that the justice department as it builds cases traditionally in almost any criminal matter you start with a lower level players and you work your way up finding evidence and based on the evidence move up the chain higher so you would start with somebody lower level who might have just been helping the president and his efforts figure out through that investigation what you find and whether or not supports the idea of moving higher toward the president so it's just a practical matter and the other is that the very idea of criminally investigating and prosecuting. A former president is really much more politically difficult in the united states. Then i think that that you know the public has treated it over the last four years. We had an extremely unusual presidency marked by investigations marked by two impeachment so constantly marked by accusations of you know misdemeanors high crimes and actual violations of the criminal code. That is not usual but the public has been primed to believe that that the idea of prosecuting president or former president is is something that can just be done. It is something that is so unusual and we must be so careful about. The united states truly believe that we have a democracy. We have elections and we generally have been taught that we don't go after people. Because of their politics we don't criminally investigate them or indict them so to make that distinction is really difficult for the justice department to make the distinction that we are investigating the former president for his actions rather than his political beliefs is going to be a very hard thing to do in the departments. Not going to take on unless they feel really certain that they can do that. Based on evidence. In addition to trump's efforts to overturn the election results were also seeing a lot of efforts by republicans to pass and in many cases succeed in having new restrictive voting laws Were looking at state legislatures. Who are passing are trying to pass laws That say they can declare fraud in the state's election results and then choose the electors for the electoral college themselves. And we're still seeing an ongoing audit of the votes in maricopa county arizona in what is an apparent attempt to look for fraud which has not been discovered so far. In what appears to be an attempt to overturn the election results in that cownie. So now the Now the justice department it's abidin administration justice department Garland is the attorney general. So what is the merrick. Garland justice department trying to do to protect voting rights in the us so protecting voting access is one of the very top top. Top goals of american justice department is something that garland feels extremely strongly about the head of the civil rights. Division currently is voting rights expert who has worked throughout her career to expand the right to vote and protect the right to vote her. Name's kristen clark. And garland in june basically announced a multi prong plan to protect voting access. That we've seen him very deliberately implement over the subsequent two months. he said. He's going to challenge restricted voting laws. And indeed the justice department did sue the state of georgia its recently enacted law saying that this deliberately will disenfranchise and that it intends to disenfranchise. Black voters was really aggressive lawsuit because it says not just that the law does disenfranchised black voters but that it intends to and that's going to be a big thing to prove in court. The justice department is also sent out letters to for example arizona about the audit that you've mentioned saying this could violate potentially violate the civil rights. Act one of the things that the civil rights act says. Is that the documents around an election. Including the ballots need to be preserved for a number of months after the election and by giving these ballots over to a private company to perform a private audit. It's unclear whether or not the documents themselves have been protected and preserved appropriately. In a way that the justice department would deem Okay and so. It's already sent out a warning signal to arizona saying this audit this could violate law and that case we would take action and the department has publicly said that congress needs to pass voter rights legislation. Mar garland has personally said multiple times publicly. That congress must protect the right to vote. They must enshrine in law. Because there's really only so much the justice department can do katie benner. Thank you so much for talking with us. And thank you for your reporting thank you. Katie benner covers the justice department for the new york times. Our interview was recorded yesterday morning. Coming up kevin whitehead reviews the new debut album by samarra joy. Winner of the two thousand. Nineteen sarah vaughan international jazz vocal competition. This is fresh air. The following message comes from. Npr sponsor showtime with ufo a four part documentary series exploring the most enigmatic question of all. Why do we believe what we believe. From the legendary j.j abrams ufo explores the most unbelievable sightings of our time featuring insiders behind the pentagon secret ufo program confirmed by the new york times. Get an in depth. Look at first person. Testimonies and extraterrestrial footage new episodes of ufo are now streaming. Only on showtime this message comes from npr sponsor. 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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"abidin administration" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"I know we don't actually have a make me smile section of this but nevertheless i'm going to squeeze it in because it's been sad This weekend the percy it meteor shower is going to start me fees and there's a new moon on the eighth and so you should really be able to see the meteor shower of the absolute best as supposed to be august twelfth but with a new moon on the eighth. You should be able to see some of those meteors. And i for one because my uncle's birthday is on the seventh. And so i may be out in the boonies anyway. So i'm going to try to see if i can see some of those and starnes lovely yes. The stars are shining so far expanded. Let's play a game okay. This is half full half empty where we give you our predictions on various topics. Drew is out today but the wonderful leeann school lachey is here. Taken away liana. Are you full or half empty on the. Cdc's new sixty day eviction van half empty that it's going to actually survive the dance. Yeah because so. After a ton of pressure from members of congress and from the public that the cdc needed to extend this at first abidin administration tried to say no congress needs to do something and congress was like well. We already appropriated all this money to help. People in landlords renters and landlords deal with the backlog But the states are doing it and so then. The biden administration was like states. Please give away this money and then the eviction moratorium ran out and it was still going to actually affect people so the biden administration was like okay. Fine we're going to extend this addiction moratorium but the supreme court has already kind of said that the cdc probably overstepped its authority a bit with this. So of course it's being challenged but what The biden administration and democrats seem to be hoping is that the time it takes to litigate this newest moratorium which is slightly different from.
"abidin administration" Discussed on Radio Boston
"We are reviewing a week where the news was all about kovic mandates and the eviction moratorium has been one of those cova mandates. It lifted it was expired. Excuse me on. Saturday the cdc moratorium did a number of progressives push the biden administration. Saying you have. The legal authority reinstated a lot of back and forth with the biden administration. Yes we do know we don't and then the abidin administration yes we do at least in a limited way reinstated and i want to talk about that Do you agree. Is that the right thing to renew or extend that addiction moratorium. And what about the argument Hey do it if it gets stuck in the courts if you weren't allowed to biden in mid ministration don't worry about it because people will be protected while it stuck in the courts and you'll essentially get what you want even if it gets struck down that good policy and also what about the people who rely on rent many for their income. When is it their turn to expect that inflow back or is that a false choice. Eight hundred four two three eight two five five. So joe rene. I just sort of laid out sort of the outline of the conversation for you here Renee did the biden administration. Do the right thing by responding to progressive pressure this week in extending the moratorium. I mean if if progressive pressure is allowing people to stay in their homes during a pandemic than the answer would be. Yes it. Look the idea that we had to go sort of heart-stopping moment last weekend where people four-pack moratorium was going to be allowed to export and did expire and that they weren't gonna know what to do and whether they'll be able to keep up roof over their heads with the delta variant with their kids getting go back to school. I don't know that the by that ministration had any choice but to do this. Of course you know it just extended to october so it really becomes kind of a game of kick the can so the needs to be something warm place. Because we don't know where. We're going to be in october with this pandemic and will we get to appoint again. We have to go back into lockdown and business will have to shutdown and what that's going to mean to people who have really lost so much In the last year through no fault of their own. So i think the by administration did the right thing so joe. I'm gonna give you a chance to respond to put some sound in the mix i. This is monday. Feeling the pressure from activists the white house Sent senior presidential advisor gene. Sperling before the press in. Here's what he said..
Monocle 24: The Briefing
"abidin administration" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Us senate has voted to begin work on a one point. Two trillion dollar. Bipartisan infrastructure. Deal it comes after. Negotiators reached agreement on the major components of the package and follows months political wrangling between senators. Let's have a listen to what president biden had to say about it. i'm working with democrats. Republicans get this done because while there's a lot we don't agree on. I believe that we should be able to work together on the few things. We do agree on that. Was president joe biden speaking yesterday well. Let's unpack this further now with scott. Lucas adjunct professor at the clinton institute university college dublin. Thanks as ever for joining us. Scott infrastructure is a big word. What does this cover well. It's a lot of the things that are around us on around americans each day. It's your roads. It's your bridges. It's your tunnels as many of those physical things that we rely upon for transport to move within cities between studies but it now also has expanded to include necessities such as broadband and beyond those necessities. There's also the question of linking that infrastructure to clean energy to get for example clean transport say through electric vehicles or for example to make sure that the reconstruction of roads three construction of bridges is done in a way where you can neutralize the amount of carbon that we released into the air. So i mean when it's cold historic hailed as historic. It really is. This will be the legacy for biden. I think it will be part of a legacy of biden may be historic. I mean to put this specific infrastructure bill into context. It's not the largest since the new deal of the nineteen thirties in the great depression Technically the infrastructure bill after the great recession two thousand two thousand nine was larger. But if you combine this with for example what biden has already achieved Think about the american rescue plan In march of this year to get the united states out of corona virus this economic effects. Think about the proposed. American families plans which could lift as many as half of all american children out of poverty. Think about three point five trillion dollar budget which is under consideration. Now if you get this combination of package biz. Which not only are you know coming out of that downturn that the us and other countries have experienced but to try to reorganize american economy in american society. Yes i i would say that. It's early days. This could be the most historic change in the american economy since franklin delano roosevelt. A century ago now key to getting this. Pus was senator mitch. Mcconnell of kentucky. The republican leader generally opposes major legislation pushed by democratic presidents. Not this time though. Why and does it signal a change of tone from the gop while what a huge question i mean. The basics are mitch. Mcconnell has not opposed like most of legislation under democratic presidents since two thousand ten. He's opposed all legislation since two thousand ten to the extent for example that There's almost been gridlock. In congress under barack obama an threatened good luck under the abidin administration. Now why in the last forty eight hours mitch. Mcconnell shift well part of this. I think is got to be that the bipartisan group of senators that Arranged this compromise with the white house did include five of the fifty republicans in the senate. So mcconnell no longer had a unified block. Secondly how long did mitch mcconnell wants to preside over an obstruction which was damaging. All of america not just democrats but also republicans. How much does he want to be wrist. Going into the two thousand twenty. Two elections of being someone who lately party purposes was willing to sacrifice the good of the country. I think he made attack will decision so far but remember georgina. What we saw yesterday was only the first advance of this plan. It just simply said it may go forward to final consideration until this bill is finally passed by the house and the senate mitch. Mcconnell could always play spoiler now that does seem to be a lot of disagreement around the reconciliation bill from republicans and from progressives within the democrats. Can you tell us more about that. And how how. It's linked well. This is part of the larger three point five trillion dollar budget. So that will incorporate. This infrastructure plan will corporate other measures which biden has proposed but that budget is going to be challenged on two fronts. One is you're going to have republicans who somewhat ironically given that. The trump administration presided over the largest increase in history. The federal government deficit. Or going to say that. The democrats were spending too much or in the wrong areas on the other hand Progressives in the democratic party. You're going to say look. You haven't gotten enough so far. In terms of measures to combat climate change. You haven't gotten so far in measures to deal with poverty and they may ask for changes in that bill. I do think that three point five trillion dollar budget will make it to the floor for a final vote is passages not guaranteed but so far and i think it's important to say so far. The vitamin station has been able to achieve compromises and to break this us versus them mentality in congress if they can do that with a three point five trillion dollar budget as well that we are talking about something that maybe historic. And what's the timeline on that. I think you are talking about the end of the fiscal year. Coming up this autumn. September thirtieth for the government. They will have to have the government of the budget in place by then if they do have the opportunity as has been used in the past to get temporary. Funding temporary extensions so look for autumn to be the crunch time for passing the budget but the possibility may be that it has to take until the end of this year. Scott thank you very much. Indeed that with scott lucas and now his monocle emma so with the day's other news headlines thanks georgina. A chinese billionaire has been sentenced eighteen years in prison for picking quarrels with the state. 67-year-old santa woo has often spoken about human rights issues and politically sensitive topics. It's the latest in a string of punishments against outspoken corporate leaders iran prem- leader i- atallah many says his country will not accept washington's demands to revive the nuclear deal. He added that the united states had failed to guarantee that it would never abandon the pact again. The us said it had been sincere and steadfast in pursuing a path of meaningful diplomacy. The european commission has announced that it has.
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"abidin administration" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"Logical extension of his argument is do everything we can to get people to be vaccinated. Do we end are penalizing anybody. Do we take a portion of their tax return to me send municipal finds out to somebody because that's to me is partially logical extension. If we're looking at vaccinating everyone why do we mandate in a workplace. When i would say that those individuals in the workplace who say no is a very small subset computer those not in the workplace. I go to certain places and bars are packs. Either before certain people weren't masking they looked at me a certain way. If i apply war mask i would say those are spreader type things. So how do we balance those two end within that context for me this Individual liberties actually come into play. I don't think we should contemplate any situation. That is at high risk and the truth is we all need to do. Our art and an workplaces are one place where people need to be safe in vaccinated universities or another place and so we look at all of the settings around the country and each does its part to try to get his money. That's laid it is it can and therefore not just that place will be safer but our whole country will be safer. And so we and i do not. I do agree with you. Michael we do not want to be punitive and and and try to criminalize this public. Health is never served by that in fact a few about jacobson versus massachusetts case that mandate was a five dollar fine by a cambridge of the city of cambridge for failing to take a smallpox vaccination five dollars in those days. It was a lot of money but nonetheless i do. I do agree that you know. Vaccinate mandate should be done in in ways that are encouraging as possible as less restrictive as we can our but ultimately do to protect each other lookout a community. We we have a couple of minutes left so now that you've put that out there. Larry i mean how do you how do you make a mandate isn't a mandate but gets people to use it less coercive ways but i though to me the word mundane coercion. Kind of go hand in hand. But what are your thoughts about encouraging. People to to comply with a mandate which is not quite volunteerism. But what what. What are some ways to do that. And i'd like to hear from you. Michael because you meant at the very beginning you think there are other ways. I'll stop in real quick. I think there are some outside the box ways of looking at this. I don't recall. It was just a trial balloon from the abidin administration where came from anheuser busch but there was something about free mir people who ended up getting vaccinated some of my folks will possibly get vaccinated if the free case of beer. So is that an incentive is better approach. Van say. lose your job. I think there's some places that get you know. I wouldn't give beer guns cigarettes as winning debts. Mark my personal. Take on it but it would. What i would do is i would give. People paid time off from work at war from childcare responsibilities to do it and i would most importantly try to develop a culturally and community sensitive campaign of education corner bottom up arm so that religious leaders civic leaders community leaders were leaders in the workplace trades union representatives. All trying to put out the message that we vaccinate to protect ourselves but also to protect our family or co workers our community our neighbors we need to reclaim the the common good in the united states and not be too focused overly on what response what rights i have but rather what duties and kindness that i show to keep other people safe and secure michael let you have the last word on that. Because i i suspect you're larry's closing thought there did not sell you. Well actually sell me. Because toward the end. Larry talked a whole heck lot about incentivizing and that to me seems hughes moving away from the mandates paradigm on this of the extent. He's changed his mind. I don't really i. I think what i would say is that there is common ground and i think there is a way to approach encourage people from whatever portion of our political spectrum. They're looking at this issue on to encourage they are getting vaccinated again. I'll circle back on mandating the stick approach versus carrot. I think it does no more harm than good in a lot ways. And i've really appreciated the opportunity to debate. Are you adjust accused of changing your position. But you're telling us you did not know that idea would to be clear. I i wanna thank the both of you for for this conversation. I learned a lot. I think our listeners have learned a lot including the pros and cons of the arguments on both sides of this in an understanding that there is that there are reasonable ways that people can disagree on on on on an actual conflict of rights In this case and that it's something that they were going to continue to sort out. But what i very much appreciate it was how the two of you continually showed respect for one another respect for one another's intellectual positions and also made several references to common ground. So michael anderson. And larry gosden thank you so much for joining us and for for doing it the way that you did it so thanks to both of you and thanks to you giant. We appreciate it was a pleasure to i. Wanna thank you our audience for tuning into this episode of intelligence squared. I hope that you.
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"abidin administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Bond, a respite in the nation's oldest public space. Mhm Olivia, one of the kids rushed into the water, scooping up a toy frog flappy toys and it's really warm. I like it because there are frogs here. You've got a frog. I see. How can I tell you a secret? Uh huh. I'm 47 years old, and I took a frog. Is that okay? Yeah, that's right. At the Frog Pond. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's NewsRadio Always okay to take a frog 6 16 a bit more breathing room tonight for people struggling to make their rent during the pandemic. Let's get details from the AP Soccer Megane Abidin administration is extending a nationwide evictions band for another month. It was due to end next week. But the CDC has pushed that to July 31st. At the same time, the White House acknowledges the emergency protections for both renters and mortgage holders will run out at some point. It was always intended to be temporary, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said yesterday. The trick is devising an off ramp to help struggling Americans make the transition without massive upheaval. SOCCER Megane Washington. Meantime, a new poll out this week taking a closer look at how many families here in Massachusetts Are struggling when it comes to food insecurity, MassINC reaching out more than 10,000 families in 14 school districts all over the state is a 47% of the people they surveyed experienced either low or very low food security During the height of the pandemic, 12% said. They quote often ran out of food and didn't have resources to buy anymore. Nearly 25% said At least one person in their home either didn't eat as much or skipped a meal completely because they couldn't afford it. However, more than 8800 of those families did get some help. And of those who did, 94% said. The pandemic MBT assistance was very helpful. Only a third of families, those surveyed said they got benefits from the federal snap program. Many of them said they weren't aware that families could get that on top of the PE BT Or that the income cut off was as high as it is. 6 18 new details tonight on a story we told you about yesterday here on WBZ Radio, the Biden administration now saying it plans to evacuate thousands of Afghan interpreters. They say they're doing this in hopes of keeping them safe from the Taliban as U. S forces work to leave that country for good. Officials say others who helped the U. S during the nearly 20 year conflict will also be evacuated Congressman Seth Moulton from the North Shore, retired Marine officer, he says it's the right thing to do. But it has to be done fast. A special visa program called the Special Immigrant Visa program that was set up exactly for this purpose to help get Our friends and allies, people who risk their lives for America out of Afghanistan out of Iraq, but it takes an average of 800 days to process a single special immigrant visa. And we're withdrawing in less than 80 days now. President.
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"abidin administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"For more than a decade of hoping and praying for Republicans support when it's just not going to be there. So you're going to see more pressure on Biden to pull up stakes and all of these negotiations and decide what can we do on our own? So they haven't given up hope yet, but It is not looking great for that big gamble that Biden had at the beginning of his presidency about getting Republicans to work with him again. The White House has said a memorial day deadline for a bipartisan deal on both infrastructure and police reform. In a reversal from the Trump days that Biden administration will also allow Haitian immigrants here in the U. S to apply for temporary protected status, or TPS. Essentially allowing more than 150,000 Haitians to remain here in the states for the next 18 months and mostly sparing them from deportation. Anyone arriving after May 21st not eligible. The news came as Haitians and Miramar, Florida celebrated Haitian Heritage Month. Marlene Bastion is the executive director of Family Action Network movement. First time in years, they'll be able to tow stlead to have a good night's sleep without worrying. About, you know, having to pack their bags to go back to a nation that is, you know, in turmoil right now again, Abidin Administration will be allowing Haitian immigrants here in the states to apply for those TPS temporary protected status, allowing more than 150,000 Haitians to remain here in the US for the next 18 months and mostly sparing them from deportation. Again. Anyone arriving after about 21st will not be eligible This'll cease fire between the Israelis and Palestinians continuing to hold. CBS is Robert Berger is in Jerusalem. And he says, We've been here before Bulldozers are clearing away the rubble on both sides of the Gaza border. Hundreds of apartments were destroyed in Gaza in Israeli air strikes and hundreds damaged in Israel. By Palestinian rockets. The cycle.
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Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia
"In particular what Washington says were its efforts to disrupt the U. S election. LeBeau DeCecco reports. President Biden had warned that Russia would pay a price for interfering in the U. S presidential election if it was confirmed. Now the U. S. Is expected to sanction several Russian entities and expel a number of officials in retaliation for just that. The sanctions are also a response to other issues such as Moscow's involvement in Crimea. At a cyber attack on the U. S technology firms solar winds, which has been described as the largest and most sophisticated the world has ever seen. Abidin Administration's approach to Moscow stands in sharp contrast to that of his predecessor, Donald Trump. In his first foreign policy speeches, President Mr Biden said that the days of the United States rolling over in the face of Russia's aggressive actions were over. Taiwan's president signed when what Cy Young one has told a visiting delegation of
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"abidin administration" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"9 46,050 her That is a Bloomberg business Flash. I'm Gregg Jarrett. You're listening to Bloomberg markets with body Quinn and polls Weenie on Bloomberg radio. So we were wondering about this question. We have a little bit often inside now into the U. S. China relationship Going Forward Joe Biden had his first conversation is president with the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, and spoke of concern About China's course of an unfair economic practices. Let's bring in someone who knows a lot more about all this. Leland Miller is CEO of China Beige Book International leader And did you think the tone was just a little bit sharp? A little bit harsh? What did it indicate to you about the relationship going forward? Well, I think the call was essentially a box checking exercise. Biden, at some point had to talk to she. But then I never want to talk about and in the early going, there's there's nothing that you know, there's a Biden administration wants to rush on. In terms of China policy. The focus is quite clearly domestic and focused on Cove. It So I think that the coal set the tone that the White House wanted to sort of lay down. You know, we're gonna be tough on you that you are a big time competitors. This is a changed relationship, but it wasn't deeply substantive. It was just sort of a box check answer says All right, Leland. At some point, it has to be something more than a box check in exercise here. It appears that you know the U. S. Is view of China's changed since The Obama years. The last time President Biden, you know was you know, in in power, there's as were what do you think his policy will be going forward? I think he he looks at his congressional majority, which is very slight, and and he's very little allowance for there to be. Ah, let up in in toughness on China so going forward. What he's essentially planning to do is to keep most of the trump policies intact, at least for the short term, maybe even the medium term. Now you're you may see some goodwill measures. You could see the two sides inside open consulates or, you know, reintroduced each other's journalists. But essentially, you're gonna have the same type of China policy carry through for a while. Now, when Biden gets into more the foreign policy, you know, covitz past and start looking at other foreign policy moves for the by administration, whether it's Iran, whether they get tripped up by North Korea. And all the sudden United States needs China's help. Then you may start seeing some more outrage. But right now there's very little upside for Biden to offer much, too. She What what happened with the one Leland and what it would be on the lookout for is there any way that China can send a message by setting the yuan differently? Well, I mean, look, The reason that you want has been surging for many months now is because of good reasons. Essentially, Chinese economy has been healing much faster than in the U. S economy or other economies around the world. And you also have higher rates in China. So there's been an appetite for for for capital inflows into China, and you know these air these air good reasons, but they're they're turning the situation into a problematic one for China because it's looking at its exchange rate, and it's a little bit worried that No, it could be creeping towards towards an area where of real concern. So you know there are political sense sensitivities around where they plugged the rate. But right now it's not problem territory. But if you see a reversal, the U. S. So you see some more bad news coming out of U. S and Europe and more good news coming out of China. This is actually gonna be a mixed bag for Beijing in the PBOC. Well, When do you think the Biden Administration will, I guess re embrace kind of internationalism approach to China. Whether it's some form of the You know the Pacific, You know, Alliance. How do you think the U. S is ultimately maybe has the best shot of achieving some of its goals. Visa Be China. Yeah. I mean, certainly the talking points or, you know, renewing alliances and in consultation with our allies. But you know, for all the talk about that, that's not a strategy. That's that's a process. And so what will the Biden strategy on China and Asia at large? Be that hasn't written itself yet. I think it's easy to look at this with within certain parameters and say Biden not gonna pull back the tariffs, at least in the early going by not gonna pull back a lot of the technology or export controls and the early going, But how does things developed? From there, They haven't addressed it. Everything is part of review. And now there's reviews to review the reviews. And so this is basically a giant punch by the administration and fair enough. They want to focus on Cove it but at some point they're gonna have to To address these, and they just haven't given a you know a preview yet of where they're going. Is there any danger in taking to star in a tone with China? I mean, obviously, we saw at the end of the Trump administration. That there were some sanctions placed by China on some of the people in the Trump administration, sort of wondered if that was a message to the Biden administration. Look, we want to start again. You want to start fresh were done with the old administration on it seems like the bite administrations in ignored that message if there was one I think they're smart to ignore it won because the Chinese reacted strength, not weakness. But more tellingly, Biden does not have a tough on China reputation over the years. I mean, as a senator, he wasn't tough on China as VP under Obama. He's certainly wasn't tough on China. So This is a different political climate. I think with the what the White House would like to do right now is set the stage, saying It's times have changed. This president is not going to be weak on China, and I think that's setting that down as sort of the baseline. The fundamental you know, precept governing the relationship is actually important, and it gives him a little more wiggle room to do things you know, either, you know, either strongly or more week going forward. Dylan. Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate your perspective, as always on all things China and Asia. Leland Miller is the CEO of the China based book International Bakes in New York and are being Shivani to see how Rez Abidin administration does approach China is.
Newsradio 600 KOGO
"abidin administration" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Teacher Answer, Ernie tells her reporting partner, 10 News. Many teachers feel like the discussion's over reopening schools. Have been hostile and unproductive. I feel on social media has established themselves as a group that is addressing this in a way that is very much attacking teachers. The California Teachers Association says they want teachers vaccinated before returning to the classroom. Jenny Merrifield doesn't have kids in school anymore, but feels the pain of parents and was one of the organizers of the parent Association of North County or Messages. Students. First We have to have our school district's focus on the needs. Students, Merrifield, adding They don't want students to go to an unsafe campus either, but students need to have representation. Zachary Barnes KOGO NEWS the White House says more vaccine doses are being sent out as the push to get a shot continues. Abidin Administration's pandemic response team says more covert 19 vaccine doses are on the way. White House Covert 19 response coordinator Jeff Science announced more allocations. We will increase weekly vaccine doses going to states tribes and territories to 11 Million. So that is a total of a 28% increase in vaccines supply. Across the first three weeks. He also said starting next week, a program to directly send a million vaccine doses to 250 community health centers and underserved areas will begin. That's Tanya J Powers, reporting an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant shows the pilot was disoriented and cloudy conditions and did not follow his training and was under self induced pressure to complete the flight. A National Transportation Safety board met today to release the findings. They recommended aircraft carrier flight data recorder and a safety management system and that pilots receives spatial disorientation training. Legendary coach of the San Diego Chargers. Marty Schottenheimer's died at the age of 77. He'd been battling Alzheimer's since 2014 and went into hospice care ah week ago. The U. S. Is sending a not so subtle message to its adversaries by moving some massive San Diego based warships into volatile waters for the first time in six months to U. S. Navy aircraft carriers joined forces in the South China Sea in a show of force to Beijing U S S Nimitz joint Theodore Roosevelt Tuesday, according to the Navy seventh Fleet. After leaving the Middle East. Nimitz is on her way home in a deployment stretching 10 months Monday. The amphibious assault ship making island sailed into the Persian Gulf with over 1000 Marines and fifth generation stealth fighter jets aboard. This is the Air Force prepares to send supersonic B one bombers to Norway in the coming days for the first time. That's Lucas Tomlinson at the Pentagon and the Defense Department is placing guilt on those they say aloud Corona virus to spread like wildfire. Aboard the Theodore Roosevelt documents from the Pentagon blaming leaders of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. It reads. In part, they didn't implement mitigation measures for crew members, allowing social gathering areas to remain open should have discontinued your analysis. Testing for illegal substances deemed not essential during the outbreak and sailors prematurely released from quarantine because of crowding. Captain Brett Closure, relieved of his duties this navy mother Who had a son on the ship at the time, says closure was a hero. Captain Crozier sought to minimize casualties, damage control at his best. He didn't want to have to answer to mothers like me wives, husbands or the American people. One sailor died more than 1200 of the 4800 onboard testing positive coronavirus, stopping a nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the mud. Phil Farrar, KOGO news. Down 37 to 4 31,023 and now at 12 06 Let's check here real time Traffic.
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"Get into Tuesday and particularly late on Tuesday, you're gonna be on the back side of this system, some colder air behind it. Fox News meteorologist Adam Clots. Group of Senate Republicans calling on the White House to accept a compromise on a coronavirus stimulus bill. The group of 10 GOP senators put up a $600 billion proposal that includes elements of the Biden plan and excludes others. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy on Fox News Sunday says they match the president on increasing vaccinations but decreased money to get public school kids back in class because unions are holding teachers out. We have 20 billion to get kids back to school. On top of the roughly 66 billion, which is on top of the 57 billion schools normally get we can get kids back to school without, you know, kind of bailing out the teachers unions. Abidin administration officials says they stand behind their proposal but are willing to negotiate. Fox is Colonel Scott in person learning remains in limbo for public school students in Chicago as the district and teachers union negotiate conditions for reopening. Teachers defied orders to return to classrooms to prepare for reopening. Many say they want to stay remote until they're vaccinated. The union says teachers will strike if the district locks them out of email and learning platforms. America is listening to Fox News. Here's that Bryant heating and cooling forecast from the fuck six weather Experts expect periods of light snow to wrap up this evening with mostly cloudy skies expected overnight in a few flurries and temperatures falling back down to the low twenties. We start Monday with mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon. A little bit of sunshine with temperatures in the upper twenties Datchu latest forecast on Fox six Me You're all just a J. Waterman. This report is sponsored by the freighter to the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network. The freighters and the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network offers the latest Discoveries and specialty areas.
GOP Senators Offer $600 Billion Stimulus Compromise to Biden
"Group of Senate Republicans calling on the White House to accept a compromise on a coronavirus stimulus bill. The group of 10 GOP senators put up a $600 billion proposal that includes elements of the Biden plan and excludes others. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy on Fox News Sunday says they match the president on increasing vaccinations but decreased money to get public school kids back in class because unions are holding teachers out. We have 20 billion to get kids back to school. On top of the roughly 66 billion, which is on top of the 57 billion schools normally get we can get kids back to school without kind of bailing out the teachers unions. Abidin administration officials says they stand behind their proposal but are willing to
WNYC 93.9 FM
"abidin administration" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Documentary that looked at the history of the crack epidemic in the United States, and it got us thinking about the current drug crisis in the US Gone overlooked in the past year. Before the pandemic overtook the news cycle. The opioid crisis dominated the news. Understandably, opioid related deaths tripled in the last decade, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. With a new administration in place and a president with firsthand experience of drug issues within his own family. We thought we check in with the drug policy Alliance, the drug policy Alliance has a raft of recommendations for the bite administration from harm reduction strategies, such as refraining from prosecuting overdose prevention centers and passing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act. Drug law reforms such as ending mandatory minimums and retroactively reducing drug sentences for those currently in prison. Teresa Perez is the national director of the Drug Alliance Policy Drug Policy Alliance, and she joins us now reads a thanks for being with us. Hi. Thank you for having me happy to be here. What is something that has happened during the pandemic that will have long term effects on drug related issues in the United States. That's a really great question. Well, two things really come to mind for me, and both are issues that our organization has been working on. First as you mentioned the Oprah opioid epidemic has, you know we've seen the numbers increasing every year and unfortunately, the pandemic really increased the overdose numbers as well for a number of reasons. Including the fact that people you know are going through a really hard time. A lot of people may be suffering on your emotional distress and mental distress because of the pandemic, which could affect a person to use. Then individuals have also had a harder time accessing medication and other things they might need to live. Really, Um, so you know, we've been spending a lot of time on the hill in Congress advocating for harm reduction treatment in service is making sure that harm reduction providers have the funding baby to support people. On with opioid within opioid addiction. In addition to that we've all too big fighting to release people from correctional facilities, individuals who are in jails and prisons, many of them for drug sentences. Um, you know, the pandemic has definitely hit vulnerable populations and incarcerated populations are no exception to that. We all know that it's you know, it's it's not possible to socially distance and follow the other CDC CDC guidance around, Um, Cove it in a correctional setting we're talking about. People spending most of their days and Selves, people not having access to cleaning supplies and PPE. Not to the extent that people on the outside has. So we've also been, um Really pushing hard with members of Congress asking that individuals, especially people, who are medically vulnerable people who are older people who have served the majority of their sentence already Babe released given the dire conditions You know, we were talking to Stanley Nelson about his documentary earlier. We were talking about the 1994 crime bill, and you've heard various political levers say now? Well, at the time, we thought we were doing a good thing. We thought we were doing the right thing, but obviously it led Tonto. Very, very dire outcomes. Is there something in our current drug policy? People think is doing something positive but is actually doing more harm than good when it comes to addressing the drug crisis. Yeah, That's a great question. I think the example that pops to mind right now is but no. Um so that no listen synthetic opioid and because of the opioid crisis that we were just talking about Lawmakers their silvery authority into that tough on crime mentality when it comes to addressing the Sentinel crisis. I? As I said, we've been pushing really hard for harm reduction services and making sure the providers have what they need to help people. Um, but, you know, unfortunately, it's still much easier for lawmakers to resort to the punitive approach saying that no, we need to go tough on crime. We need to get the people who are probably needs drugs, right? But that's just hasn't proved effective. I mean from the documentary we saw that that's not an effective strategy. We have more people incarcerated than ever before. Um and Congress choosing to take a punitive approach. The Sentinel is going to result in more of the same. Um, So it's been a big debate in Congress. I would be the last few years whether or not to impose, you know, uh, more harsh punishment for Cardinal on. We have seen that they have, in fact passed laws to do so. And what we're seeing is that its people again on the low levels of the distribution chain who are being incarcerated. Majority people of color because we know that you know any punitive criminal justice policy falls harder on people of color. So we've been pushing back against that and saying, you know, instead of going to punitive route that we always choose to take. We really just need to support Treatment, substance issues, treatment and harm reduction funding is keen on making sure that people have what they need to survive because we know that we cannot incarcerate incarcerate ourselves out of a public health issue. What in the Biden agenda. Has you hopeful And what is something you think is misguided around your policy. That's a really great question. Um so You know, we all know that Joe Biden has a really terrible record on criminal justice issues. He would probably say that he's a man of his time because, as a documentary showed us in the eighties and nineties, the response was, Let's go all in. On jails and prisons. Kim Tonto address. Address the war on drugs and drug issues, But I think because of his background, I really do believe that he's learned from his experiences. I think he's listening to folks on the ground. And I think, because he you know did carry the mantle for being tough on crime guy that he feels that he has to do something for communities of color and people who are behind bars on, you know for ridiculously long sentences. Um, you know, I we have learned that he intends to introduce On some executive orders. I know that at least one executive order will address sentencing. I imagine it'll have something to do with drug sentencing. It's not broader than that. On DI. I think that's just the beginning. I do think with you know this new Democratic majority that we have in the House and Senate Plus Abidin administration will hopefully Seymour criminal justice reform bills come down the pike, including sentencing reform bills. Um You know? So so that's the area that I find hope. And then I also find a lot of hope in Vice President Harris. So as a senator, she has been a leader in criminal justice reform. Particularly around marijuana, legalization and record of justice for communities have been most harmed by the word drugs, so the fact that she has Ah, lot of discretion, and the fact that she's at such an elevated position within the administration also get some help. I've been speaking with Marisa Perez, director of the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington, D. C. Rita, thanks for being with us Thank you..
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"This is the 2030 report. I'm Sandy Collins, Breaking now a slim majority of the country believes the president should be removed from office before his term expires in 10 days. The new ABC News Ipsos poll finds a two thirds of those asked Hold trump accountable for Wednesday's violence on the Capitol. ABC NEWS White House correspondent Rachel Scott reports from Washington. The president now spending his last days in office, preparing for another political fight. Sources tell us that he is leaning towards tapping Rudy Giuliani and Alan Dershowitz toe possibly lead his defense team. If the House does vote to impeach it will be up to the next Senate to consider an impeachment trial, and that could happen during the first days. Abidin Administration. Now, Rahm Emanuel said this morning on ABC this week that what Trump did was criminal and that he should be held accountable. Now the latest traffic and weather together conditions are good for driving. Volume is light right now and the highways air running without delay. Now ladies forecast from a train heating and cooling Weather Center on news radio 700 w L. Geology. Sunny skies today High 41 tonight Not too bad low 25 A sunny for tomorrow high near 40 no precipitation of any sort, at least through the latter part of the week right now in Cincinnati 27 degrees FBI has arrested one of the first and most photographed people who stormed the capital that bearded and slouchy hat wearing man. He's from Des Moines, and he was wearing the conspiracy theory. Que non T shirt Doug Jensen 41 years old. He was taken to the Polk County Sheriff's Office yesterday about one in the morning. He'll face five federal charges, including entering a restricted building.
Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
No, social media isn't biased against conservatives
"Yesterday the CEO's of Google facebook and twitter testify before the Senate and a hearing that was supposed to be about a fundamentally important Internet law called section two thirty. It's about liability protection for tech companies. Instead, the hearing ended up being about how much power big tech companies hold and how they wheeled it. Republicans accused social media platforms of Anti Conservative bias Democrats said, platforms aren't doing enough to curb the spread of disinformation. It went about like this Mr Gordon. Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear issue is not that the company's before today are taking too many posts. Now issue is that the leaving too many dangerous post up. That was senators, Ted Cruz, and Ed. Markey and we now have none other than marketplace tax molly would here to talk about this and I asked her. Is it true that tech platforms have an anti conservative bias? There is no evidence to show that platforms have an anti conservative bias, and in fact, there is research as of this very week that says that facebook actually. Promotes right wing content to the point that it is its own sort of right wing echo chamber, and in fact, Kevin Roose at the new. York Times set up basically an automated system that every single day posts the top performing links on US facebook pages in the last twenty, four hours and every single day. The vast majority in fact are from right wing new sources. It does though stem from argument that I've heard not just from the right. But also from the left that these companies do wield a lot of power, they can take whatever they want down and that people want to know why you know when it happens that they should be more transparent with their their moderation policies and processes. How much common ground is there on that I mean, that is absolutely true. These companies should be more transparent about how their processes work and unfortunately because they have not been over and over and over it's basically open the door to the kind of frankly posturing and performance that you see every time these two use appear before Congress and it's only gotten worse I think that that would be. In some ways, a fairly easy fix. These are our rules they are enforced consistently and with regularity, and that would end a lot of these arguments but unfortunately, the platform so far have not done that now in the actual last days before a presidential election, they're kind of scrambling in front of all of us real time to figure out solutions and it's obviously not working. No one's happy with it. One of the other issues we heard about brought up mostly by Democrats was about disinformation specifically about how much responsibility tech platforms have to take it down. What did we learn once again, we didn't learn much from. All of the shouting but I think what we're learning is that increasingly this conversation which a lot of people believe is about section two thirty and this liability shield of the tech platforms have related to what their users post is not actually what this is about. It's about disinformation and so far we've seen proposals from the GOP to alter the way that section two thirty works that would arguably punish platforms for not allowing disinformation to spread. and. Then on the other side of the equation, you have certainly Democrats but also researchers, academics, journalists saying these companies have allowed disinformation to spread to a dangerous degree and they need to do more to stop it on both the advertising side and the content side. Here's the thing that is a little bit tricky to discuss a lot of the time when conservatives in Congress say that conservative content is being censored. The content that they're referring to is disinformation. They give you know frequently the example of the commentators diamond silk who have had their content taken down because it promoted misinformation around the corona virus as one example, and so we find ourselves in this tricky position where increasingly there are there people in the GOP who are embracing? Cunanan, in back just this week, Stephen Miller the White House political adviser reportedly told journalists that Abidin administration would enable widespread sex trafficking of children that is a Q. and non talking point is conspiracy theory that has spread on the Internet and so because we're in this moment where we're right before the election where disinformation has played a huge role in the two thousand sixteen election and in elections since it is really impossible to separate the politics. From the conversation around speech particularly when so many of these talking points are impact themselves misinformation or did. Researchers. Just re re released evidence that president trump himself is the single largest source of misinformation around covid nineteen in the coronavirus, and that makes us a tricky conversation to have because it feels partisan. But if you agree that truth is truth and certain things are true in certain things aren't then it is sort of a nation that has to be had.
Trump, Biden Campaigns Unveil Bold New Mouth Sounds
"There's just four months left until the twenty twenty election and both Democrats and Republicans are ramping up messaging to make their case to the American public. Before November third while many have already chosen their preferred candidate in this especially polarized political landscape, there are still millions of undecided voters waiting for more information on each side's coughs, hard swallows, Lips Max, and throat clears here to discuss the mouth sounds at the forefront of each campaign is OPR. OPR political correspondent Dirk. Mullins, good morning. Dirk I leslie it sounds like both campaigns are beginning to ramp up ahead of this month conventions. That's right this week. The Joe Biden campaign released. The first of dozens of new mouth sounds they say constitute the backbone of the former vice presidents platform based on what we know from his recent interviews Democrats as a whole are eager for fresh new teeth, clatters and Boulder Saliva swishing take a listen. These are certainly new sounds from Biden. But I'm still hearing the broad Fleming us that makes them appealing to centrist Democrats as well as moderate Republicans. What about trump? Well, we're all familiar with President, trump's lowered wet displays of Brash burps, slobber and stuff to Sinus, rasps that have made him. So popular with his base and it looks like not much has changed for twenty twenty. So while the president is firing back against Biden, he's using the same inflammatory gurgles spit ups. We've come to expect here's trump speaking at a White House luncheon just two days ago. Certainly as wet, but the real question is, will it work for that? We'll have to wait until November right now. Biden, is leading trump in some key states and trump may need to soften his position on swirling coughed up snot around in his mouth if he wants to maintain his already tenuous hold on white suburban women, many of whom say Biden's overly moist inhales better aligned with their values, right. But our democratic leaders concerned that Biden's middle of the road mouth sounds could act as a double edged sword appealing to the middle while pushing away progressives who don't want more of the same that. That is a concern while Biden has a long history of neutral centrist mouth sounds his team hopes these new swishes and swallows will entice voters farther on the left who demand dryer sticky. Your mouth sounds and do progressively agree it appears so Bernie. Sanders, drew in huge numbers of young progressives who preferred his brand of spittle flecked tongue slaps and cracked lip wheezing. But with Bernie out of the race, now Biden's team is seeking to make space for these voters by taking on some of Bernie's mouth sounds just this week. The Biden campaign added this Fleming snort from burn himself to their website. You can really hear his lips parting, the sea ever drink water. It's unclear though he's publicly announced. He would be willing to drink water and Abidin Administration. Well, all I can say is I'm so sick of all these nasty sounds playing on my TV, I can't wait till this election is over share. But then before you know it, it's already time for the first mouth sounds twenty, twenty, four. Oh, boy, you're telling me. Thanks Turk. Dirk.