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"The next Brian Lehrer show will explain and explore the latest uncertainties regarding covert variants and covert vaccines. How less effective is the Johnson and Johnson vaccine even if it completely prevents hospitalizations and deaths. And what would that mean for equity? And who gets what shot And what exactly are these new variants now popping up in our area? And what did they mean for people who've been vaccinated? Brian Lehrer show weekdays at 10 A.m.. On W N. Y C. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King and I'm Steve Inskeep. The Senate considers covert relief this week. That's right accounts is the first big legislation of Joe Biden's presidency. It passed the house this weekend, although with no Republican support, we have no time to waste. If we act now, decisively quickly and be only we can finally get ahead of this virus. Democrats want it signed before the latest round of unemployment benefits expires in two weeks and now moves to the Senate under a procedure that allows it to pass their if necessary, with no Republican support, But that procedure does not allow passage of the entire bill, which is why a higher minimum wage is out of it. NPR. White House correspondent Aisha Roscoe joins us this morning. Hey, good morning. Morning. What happened to the minimum wage increase? So the bill has been labeled as a budget bill. Andhra reason why Democrats went with that is so that they don't need 60 boats votes to get it passed on, and so they don't have to worry about a filibuster. Um, but the cinema Senate parliamentarian says the minimum wage doesn't count as a part of a budget bill by then did say he was disappointed at the Parliament area pit. Parliamentarian's ruling. But the White House signaled that it didn't want to go against that ruling of Vermont. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had proposed imposing tax penalties on big companies that don't raise their minimum wage. But our colleague Susan Davis, is reporting that Senate Democrats are abandoning that effort. After facing some resistance. Ah, stripping out that $15 minimum wage may actually make the rescue package easier to pass, given how slim the majority is because some more conservative Democrats have voiced opposition to that level of a hike in the minimum wage, of course, up. Progressive Democrats have said that raising the minimum wage should be a top priority. And that arcane Senate rules should not stand in the way okay. And in any case, they are going to stand in the way. But the rest of the measure is there. $1.9 trillion in aid to Americans help with covert. How important is this to the president? I mean, it's totally important. He has really centered his whole 1st 100 days around it. The White House has been pushing her to get something done. What they're stressing is that even though it doesn't have Republican support in Congress, polling has found it to be very popular, including among Republicans, You know, Biden celebrated the House passage on Sunday and urged the Senate to act quickly saying, If we act quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus. There is a deadline extended federal unemployment benefits expire mid March, and Senate Democrats have pledged to get this done before that, so they have two weeks. Now, even as they're doing this Republicans are pondering their future and heard from the former president Donald Trump. Over the weekend of the conservative political Action conference, he attempted to overturn a Democratic election but was still welcome at this conference. And what did he say? Why he went after Biden's policies, arguing that his first month has been disastrous. Trump talked a lot about immigration. Biden has taken steps to reverse several of Trump's hardline immigration policies, and he also focused on schools. This is something that Republicans in Trump's Trump have seized on saying that Biden is catering the teachers unions and not pushing enough for schools to reopen. Hey, did call out Republicans who voted to impeach him by name. But he also said that he's not going to try to start a third party. So there was some unity there. Is he running again. Hey, teased it, but it's not exactly clear. NPR's Asia, Roscoe, Thanks for the update. Thank you. Government. New York State Andrew Cuomo has asked for an.
Biden to announce US will donate $4 billion for COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries
"The bite administration will provide four billion dollars to an international alliance aimed at distributing covid nineteen vaccines to less wealthy countries. Npr's asia roscoe reports president biden will officially announce the investment in virtual meeting of g seven leaders. Tomorrow the us government will initially provide two billion dollars to help with vaccine distribution in ninety two low and middle income countries. An additional two billion dollars will be doled out through twenty twenty two. The funding was approved by congress. In the corona virus aid package passed december. The official said allowing the virus to spread unchecked and other countries puts americans at risk by allowing more variance of the virus to develop biden is expected to urge other wealthy countries to step up with their own contributions to the vaccine. Alliance ice roscoe. Npr news
Biden's Minimum-Wage Proposal: When Would It Reach $15 an Hour?
"Democrats in Congress are advancing President Biden's $1.9 Trillion covert relief package without Republicans. Planning to use a procedure known as budget reconciliation to pass it with a simple majority. Still, MPR's Asia. Roscoe reports President Biden's plan to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Is not now appear likely to get done. President Biden says his proposal to raise the minimum wage will likely not survive in the Senate. He told CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell that he still believes that Congress should vote on an increase to be phased in overtime. I'm prepared as prez United States on a separate negotiation on minimum wage toe work my way up from it what it is now by then also said he's not willing to negotiate on the amount of the $1400. Let's check included in the aid package. But he said he is willing to impose tighter limits on who receives the direct payments based on income. Aisha Roscoe NPR news
First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming
"Transition. The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is due to be released this week. We have details from NPR's Asia. Roscoe in an interview with NPR's Michele Martin, Barack Obama says he never bought into the idea of a post racial America. He says he understands that some people expect the U. S to have made more progress. When it comes to race. I think the reason that I don't plunge into despair Probably has to do with The fact that I tend to take a long view on things. Obama also talked about the need for pursuing bipartisanship, he says. There's a way to reach across the aisle without being a sap. But he admits that voters tend to reward rather than punish lawmakers who choose to take the obstructionists route.
Trump 'symptom-free for over 24 hours', doctor says
"House physician Sean Conley says President Donald Trump has been fever free for more than four days. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports trumps doctor also says his vital signs remain stable and in the normal range. In his latest update on President Trump's health, Dr Shannon Conley said in the memo that Trump has been symptom free for more than 24 hours. Trump was hospitalized last week after testing positive for the Corona virus. He received supplemental accident on at least two occasions after contracting the virus, but kindly, said Trump is not needed any oxygen since his initial hospitalization. The White House has provided only short written. Updates from Trump's doctor over the past two days, currently has not provided information on the state of Trump's lungs, or the last time you tested negative for the Corona virus and other relevant details about Trump's care. Aisha Roscoe NPR news
Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month
"President Donald Trump will announce that seniors on Medicare will have the option of signing up for plans that limit copayments for insulin to thirty five dollars a month in peers Asia Roscoe reports that trump has pledged to take action to lower prescription drug costs the new plans are slated to be available at the start of next year C. mo Verma who had centers for Medicare and Medicaid services says many seniors may be able to pay even less than thirty five dollars a month for insulin it's important to note that this is just the maximum we fully anticipate that many plants will go further and lowering or even eliminating co pays for and one for me says the administration negotiated this agreement between insulin manufacturers and major health insurance companies and that there may be similar deals for other drugs in the future president trump has pressed for legislation to address prescription drug prices but the administration has yet to reach an agreement with Congress I use Roscoe NPR
Trump invokes Defense Production Act
"President trump says trade adviser Peter Navarro will be the administration's point person for the use of the defense production act NPR's Asia Roscoe reports trump is now exercising his authority under the law today he directed GM to comply with government call for ventilator president trump says US will have an additional one hundred thousand ventilators available in a few months that's triple the amount he said the U. S. usually makes in a year he did not detail how the US will meet this target Peter Navarro says he's been focused on the issue I have personally been working with FEMA and I've been working with HHS and in over ten ventilator companies making sure we can get what we need as quickly as possible trump has resisted ordering companies to act but said the government ran into a problem with GM over cost GM said it's been working around the clock to meet the urgent need for
Trump defends US coronavirus testing, says it's gone 'really well'
"Trump says he discussed a potential pay roll tax cut with Senate Republicans today but offered no details on what the administration might support NPR's Asia Roscoe reports trump also defended his administration's overall response to the coronavirus president trump says he's pleased with his coronavirus task force and he does not think he needs to make any adjustments to his team he rejected criticism of the rollout of testing for the virus no I think the US is not a very good job on testing and we had to change things that were done that were nobody's fault health officials have a knowledge that there were delays in manufacturing and distributing testing kits while more tests are being shipped now the administration has not provided numbers on how many people have actually been tested in the United
Trump pardons ex-'junk bond king' Milken, commutes Blagojevich sentence
"President trump is granting executive clemency to several high profile people convicted of crimes such as bribery and insider trading he's decided to fully pardon junk bond king Michael Milken and trump's commuting former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is prison sentence allowing him to walk free at least four years earlier than expected and peers Asia Roscoe has more on that president trump says he commuted the sentence a former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich because he felt he had spent enough time in prison look what you've it's has been behind bars since twenty twelve after he was convicted on corruption charges related to his attempts to sell the Senate seat of then president Barack Obama also pardoned former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former NFL owner Edward DeBartolo junior you know often times pretty much all the time I really realized the recommendations of people that them other public figures pardon by trump in the past include former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and conservative commentator Dinesh d'souza ice Roscoe NPR news
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"The trial begins on Tuesday on a pay it play another clip of the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi talking about the stakes of the Senate trial and with the focus will decision to come down in favor of litigators is an assessor tainted by the clear evidence that we should have witnesses and we should have documentation and we have to make the strongest prosecution not only a very very strong case but although all the information that has come forth sets I Asia Roscoe from the white house's perspective I mean they they've been they've been giving mixed messages on whether or not they want witnesses or not yeah they they've been kind of all over the place and and they've been talking about this idea that there were that the president has said he's open to witnesses that he's leaving it up to Mitch McConnell that he trusts him any trust Republicans in the Senate but then at the same time he did tweet that maybe they should just dismiss the whole thing out of hand but he did tweet today that all of this work was supposed to be done by the house and not the Senate and that could be a reference to this idea that they should bring witnesses because all of this should have been dealt with in the house and they shouldn't breed bringing new evidence in the Senate okay another important day in the impeachment process speaker the house Nancy Pelosi naming the seven house managers will prosecute the case against president Donald Trump when the U. what when the Senate trial begins on Tuesday we were joined in studio by White House reporter.
U.S. on alert after North Korean "Christmas present" threat
"The United States is on alert in Waco north Korea's threat to give the US a so called Christmas present and Paris I Asia Roscoe reports that North Korea said a year end deadline for the two sides to reach a deal on nuclear talks north Korean officials have not said what the Christmas present might be but experts are on the look out for some type of provocative action to go she says between the two countries have not made much progress even though president trump met with north Korea's leader Kim Jong hoon twice this year the key sticking point is Kim's demand for immediate sanctions relief president trump says that Kim must dismantle north Korea's nuclear weapons program before sanctions can be lifted North Korea analysts say the regime may take aggressive action to try to force another summit with trump US officials have expressed hope that the conflict can be resolved I used to Roscoe NPR news
Pelosi Expects Public Impeachment Hearings to Begin This Month
"Morning the house has formally approved an impeachment inquiry focused on president trump it was very nearly a party line vote it establishes a process to make the inquiry more public people investigators have interviewed in private may be interviewed again at hearings seen on TV the White House we should recall has not disputed the facts found in testimony and documents for the most part president trump did ask you cranes president to investigate Democrats including his political rival Joe Biden the president instead argues that his conduct was quote perfect and that the investigation is unfair Hogan Gidley as Deputy Assistant to the president in the White House principal deputies press secretary he's on the phone good morning Sir good morning does the house vote in the process it's now been set up for public hearings make this process any more fair well two things first let me start off with the premise out right which is completely incorrect the president was talking to president elect give out corruption it is not the link you ran on and one on looting out corruption in Ukraine is a worldwide fact everyone knows that Ukraine was a corrupt country that's why the Lynskey was able to win so easily the present was simply talking to him about the corruption use of the term I wanna make sure justice Mr Gidley I want to make sure we're clear on this you said the premise was incorrect I've just been reading again the transcript of the caller not a transcript the record of the call the president asks about a couple of specific things one is a conspiracy theory involving crowd size crowd striking the Democratic National Committee server the other involves Joe Biden and a son hunter Biden does the only things the president asked about of all the possible corruption the only things the president asked about do you disagree that the president last you lance president on down let's talk about where his political rivals for twenty twenty everyone in the world and forgive me but I'm old enough to remember when Democrats actually cared about what happened the twenty sixteen election nobody was talking about and quite frankly this is what the president ran on in one on one and that is making sure that the money we give these countries these hundreds of millions of dollars are actually spent wisely now I understand Democrats don't care about how we spend taxpayer dollars at home much left abroad but this president does let me just to the impeachment vote I think we should move there well let me bald head straight way to Hogan we've got a we've got a corrected fact here you said the president did not ask about a twenty twenty rival the record of the call the White House record the call the record you released says that president trump asked about Joe Biden so that is totally false what you just said why do you say that falls thing in relation to the twenty sixteen corruption he wasn't talking about twenty twenty and you and your listeners know that what I was biting involved with the crowd strike thing exactly if you're talking about the twenty sixteen election and you're talking about the corruption is it related to Ukraine you talk about the person who dealt with Ukraine that was killed by I'm sorry but running for president doesn't insulate you from any criticism or any investigations widely true let's go on to your question about the process now because you want to make a point about the process and whether it's more fair right it's not what the Democrats here have done is his right sham impeachment process all behind closed doors without any sunlight whatsoever selectively leaking pieces of information without full testimony to try in building narrative moving into the second round the vote yesterday except say we're gonna make portions of the next part public after we've already tried to tie dye your hands down your feet blindfold you put in a closet and beat you senseless they were just got take the blindfold off around two round three is organised taken from the Judiciary Committee and we expect though that you're gonna be blade up enough where it won't matter the problem is too they're fighting against the Donald Trump is gonna stand up around three fight back yeah it's interesting I think Democrats would characterize it differently but there is an element of truth in what you said that they would have to admit which is that they've just taken a bunch of testimony in these private hearings and they're going to call those witnesses back in public and expect them to stand behind those stories which we which we largely now is that going to make it challenging to defend the president in public right and face cross examination so so do you do you do you think that there's going to be difficulty defending that case given that so much of it is already on the record no because you're only hearing you know selective pieces of one portion and then also yesterday for example I don't think you're doing a private is beginning to backfire their reports Mister Morrison testimony was that he felt the present had done nothing wrong nothing illegal so they're all types of things coming out of these hearings and and you're kind of making not white which is it be really nice for the American people to get to see this out in the open and in public if you get a parking ticket your forty due process you can confront the policeman who gave it to you you can talk to the judge about it you can submit evidence you can ask questions although although as you know the police might investigate that and private first then you get a trial which could be coming who knows how can get les thanks so much really appreciate it thanks for the time he's Deputy Assistant to the president and NPR White House reporter Asia Roscoe as been listening and what struck you there well I I think we we got a a a glimpse of what the White House strategy is on this this idea that everything goes back to twenty sixteen and he did not specifically say president trump on that call with the Ukrainian president say I want you to investigate my twenty twenty rival I'm it himself and then it's a twenty twenty rival that saw them but he didn't say I want you to do this for twenty twenty and that's kind of what White House adviser kellyanne Conway was saying yesterday he did not specifically say it I am but I I think what Democrats and what others are saying is that just the very fact that he was asking for this investigation and at the same time holding up aid that that looks like pressure to them and we should remember that even though this Tim Morrison of that national security council did say yesterday or we know in his opening statement that he didn't think anything illegal happens there are other officials who say that they were very concerned by that call and peers Asia Roscoe thanks so much thank
Trump lifting sanctions against Turkey after ceasefire agreement
"Spear a trump administration official says the US will be monitoring the implementation of the agreement between Turkey and Russia to jointly patrol areas in Syria NPR's Asia Roscoe reports president trump announced he would be lifting sanctions on Turkey after it agreed to a permanent ceasefire in northern Syria administration official says Turkey should be careful about any deals it makes with Russia the official said the US will be keeping an eye on the treatment of people living in those areas and urged all sides to ensure that no civilians are forcibly removed from their homes Turkey and Russia agreed that both countries will patrol the land currently occupied by Kurdish military forces once the Kurdish fighters withdraw the move made blues Russian influence in the region with Russian troops that to replace US troops who wants patrol the area president trump has said the US will leave a residual force in Syria but has not specified how many service members will remain I use a Rasco MPR news
Critics Question Trump Tax Plan Meant To Boost Struggling Communities
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from American pest open your doors, who healthy pest free home with American pest, offering safe environmentally friendly pest control solutions throughout the DMV for over ninety years. Learn more at American past dot net. Some American neighborhoods are struggling even in a strong economy. How much can a new tax break help them? NPR's Asia Roscoe reports standing in front of a massive crowd in Orlando last week. President Trump may this promise to help poor neighborhoods, we will expand opportunities Jones so that no community is ever left behind passes, the part of the twenty seventeen tax cut law. The opportunities owns program allows governors to make some low income areas in their state eligible for federal tax incentive, Trump often refers to the program when talking about what his administration has done for struggling rural and urban communities and as a part of his outreach to black America. Skins. The policy is also been championed by lawmakers, such as Senator Tim Scott a Republican, and Senator Cory Booker, a democrat running for president projects are underway throughout the country. On an empty lot and tippy Zona private equity investors in fficials gathered in the white tent for groundbreaking of the plane ninety unit affordable housing complex. Former Arizona governor Jan brewer spoke really thrilled to see all of you. Thank you so much for clear. There were shovels and symbolic tossing of dirt has particular property. If you look around, here's pretty blinded. You've got some dilapidated buildings. That's Quin Palomino CEO virtual partners the private equity firm, that's building the project do its opportunities own fund, and you have investors who would not have normally invested in this project. It's opportunities. Owns is really been an incredible tool. This is an old idea. That's been supercharged by the 2017 tax law. Stuart Butler is one of the conservative scholars credited with bringing the original idea of so-called enterprise zones to the US in the nineteen eighties Butler, who's now with Brookings Institution said the vision was to make it easier for people living in poor areas to be able to start businesses in their own neighborhoods. The second piece of it. Whereas to say, let's look at tax relief, and let's relief taxes reduced taxes on people who take the risk of investing in a poor and difficult neighborhood. Stays introduced. Their own versions of these loans in the federal government followed suit, launching the empowerment zones program in the early nineties backers of the new opportunities zone say they are totally different though program required states to compete for tax breaks in grants Butler, Greece's latest program is different and that worries them maybe they went too far in this current version. There are more than eighty seven hundred opportunities owns covering nearly thirty five million Americans and vessels can defer their capital gains taxes through twenty twenty six by putting their profits in opportunities zone funds that invest in these communities. The longer the investors keep their money in the fund the more tax benefits. They receive the concern is that wealthy people will pour money into these, multimillion dollar funds. But Butler says the development may not help low income residents. It's a -tracting the wrong kind of investment lodge scale investment, which may lead to far greater gentrification. And removal of people rather than the original intent of the enterprise zone idea. But these critiques are off base says Doron Smith. He's deputy director of the White House office of American innovation. Smith says local governments can work to protect their residents vacation and not something that's happening. Every city is not happening in, like the Mississippi delta right houses, very affordable down there. So for us to create economic development tool that tries to fix a problem only hurts us some urban areas. That's not smart. The White House has also set up a council to help target Federal Housing grants and other funds specifically for the tones. But it's unclear whether these owns will truly spur new investments, especially in places that were already on the upswing says Timothy Weaver, a professor at SUNY Albany, who has studied these types of programs people who were going to invest anyway. And now getting a tax break and to maybe you're gonna get shifting of investment from outside of zion's to inside of designs. And any the case what you'll likely to see our rent's going up for everybody, even some of the earliest opportunities zone supporters, say there needs to be more information about where the money is going. There are bipartisan bills in congress, that would require the government to track whether benefits are actually flowing to the communities that are in need. Isha Roscoe, NPR news, the White House support for this podcast and the following message come from NC TA, the internet, and television association, whose members are building the ten g network of the future that aims to deliver residential internet speeds of ten gigabits per second. More at ten g platform dot org.
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"Back in Washington NPR's Asia. Rosco has more on the unpredictability of the US British alliance. What really kind of test these alliances is not so much stuff that President Trump says, although they may not welcome. It is just the kind of actions that he can take that can be very unpredictable. So if you have a trade deal with the US will the Trump administration stick to that, or will they change that kind of, like they did with Mexico and put tariffs on all your products? Is that kind of unpredictable actions that really are kind of testing these alliances? That's NPR's Asia Roscoe reporting. Well, the president of Mexico says he respects President Trump's right to express himself, but still believes the best way to avoid an all out trade war with the US is through negotiations. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports Mexican officials say they have talks scheduled with a ministration officials all this week to convince you the US. They are helping stem the flow of migrants northward, president Andress. Men will Lopez over door says Trump's decision to threaten tariffs on all Mexican goods coming into the US is not the right way. He says Trump's approach is action without any dialogue. And he said the best way to resolve conflicts is to maintain a conversation as he is dense and Trump threatened to slap the gradual increasing tariffs on Mexican goods. Lopez over nor has taken a conciliatory stance, his foreign minister, who was immediately dispatched to Washington is a bit more direct saying terrorists could have devastating economic effects and do little to curb Central American migration. Carrie Kahn, NPR news Mexico City in Virginia Beach, most buildings in the municipal office, park, around Friday's mass shooting or set to reopen tomorrow. NPR's. Bobby Allen reports when entrance to the government grounds has been transformed into a makeshift memorial in honor of the twelve were killed many. Here are wearing blue the color of the city's flag and a nod to how central the ocean is to the speech side community. Some have wondered if additional guards and metal detectors. In.
President Trump Opened His State Visit to Japan by Needling the Japanese on Trade
"President Trump is in Japan for trip. That's expected to be dominated by efforts to ease trade tensions NPR's Asia. Roscoe is traveling with the president President Trump's first stop on his trip is a meeting with Japanese business. Leaders Trump has repeatedly complained about the US trade deficit with Japan and other countries this visit will give the Japanese and opportunity to address some of those concerns by highlighting Japanese investments, in the US. Japan is also expected to emphasize interest in buying US military equipment truck will have a bilateral meeting with prime minister obey on Monday, where the two leaders are expected to discuss trade and North Korea during this trip. Trump will also have the opportunity to take in a sumo wrestling, contest's any will tour a military
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"News. Hit job later today. President Trump holds a twenty twenty reelection rally in Panama City, Florida NPR's. I Asia Roscoe says the area was hit by hurricane. Michael six months ago, Panama City is still recovering from hurricane. Michael other states have been hit by tornados and fires congress usually can come together to pass his Astor aid. But this time around things have been held up. Trump does not want more money to go to Puerto Rico. But that has been unaceptable for Democrats. It's been a busy twenty four hours for emergency. Responders in southeast Texas flash flooding from torrential rains have led the high water rescue. News in and around the Houston area along with some of accusations. The Red Cross set up a shelter at a church northeast of Houston's downtown the national weather service says up to ten inches of rain triggered the flooding. Houston's assistant fire chief Isaac Arcia. His urging residents to stay away from flooded areas. The water's going to get a lot more dangerous. It's going to be swift. We are people not to go into that area. A flood warning remains in effect in the Houston area this morning. This is NPR news from Washington. Officials in Pakistan are reporting at least ten deaths today following a suicide bombing in Lahore. Nearly two dozen others were wounded a group affiliated with the Pakistani. Taliban is claiming responsibility authorities in the Horb say a police checkpoint was targeted some of the dead are police officers. The attack occurred a day after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began companies operating. Zimbabwe's three mobile networks are raising their data prices by as much as three hundred percent as Ishmael and equal reports from Harari most people in the country used their phones to access the internet the more by phone companies site, the devaluation of Zimbabwe dolla which until area.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump is planning to sign legislation that would reopen the government but only for the next twenty one days. He's hoping lawmakers can work out an agreement on border security during that time NPR's Asia Roscoe reports the deal does not include money for a wall on the southern border. Trump says a bipartisan committee will try to craft a plan for border security by February fifteenth. He said this plan must include funding for a wall. If congress does not reach an agreement acceptable to Trump he said, the government may shut down again or he may take other action or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the constitution of the United States. To address this emergency any decision to declare a national emergency would likely be challenged in court. Democrats had said they would not negotiate with Trump until the government was reopened Aisha. Roscoe? NPR news the White House. Congressional Democrats are applauding the short term plan to reopen. The government. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the partial shutdown accomplished nothing, but he's looking forward to getting back to work on a deal. We don't agree on some of his specifics. Abortive security Democrats are firmly against the wall. But we agree on many things such as the need for drug inspection technology humanitarian aid, strengthening security at our ports of entry. And that bodes well for finding an eventual agreement the fact that we have so many areas where we can agree. The Senate approved the stopgap plan earlier today moments ago, the house followed suit clearing the way for President Trump. To sign it later tonight. President Trump's former political adviser and friend Roger stoned is out on a quarter million dollars bail tonight. He was arrested early this morning in Florida NPR's. Greg Allen says stone appeared in federal court where he faced seven criminal counts, including witness tampering and lying to congress stone looked a bit too shoveled in court shackled and wearing a blue polo shirt. He was taken into custody at his home in Fort Lauderdale. The judge released on bail and said his next court appearance would be in Washington DC. She told him his travel would be restricted to south Florida, New York and the Washington DC area outside the courthouse. Stone said he was being falsely accused. I.
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"Garcia navarro. Good morning. The president puts the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants on the negotiating table. We'll have reaction from the so-called dreamers and from congress winter storms are causing damage this season and expected to only get worse already. An apparent tornado has damaged an historic southern town. We'll also talk to author Dr mail traveled the world to get a sense of how climate change is changing our planet in his book the end of ice plus federal workers affected by the shutdown and mental health, and we'll get some Latin infusion with Latino and the musical mystery quiz. It's Sunday January. Twentieth. News is coming up next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Kline. President Trump is offering to reverse course, on some of his immigration policies in exchange for funding for a border wall to end the partial government shutdown. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he'll bring it to the floor for a vote this week. But as NPR's Asia Roscoe reports it's already facing opposition after weeks of political stalemate, President Trump said he will back a three year extension of the Obama era DACA program a program. He's tried to end Trump says he will also allow immigrants with temporary protected status to remain in the country for three more years. These extensions will be tied to five point seven billion dollars in funding for a wall on the southern border Trump argues his proposal should be able to get support from Republicans and Democrats, but top Democrats in congress have already come out against the plan. They say. Trump must I agree to end the shutdown before any negotiations over border security can begin Aisha Roscoe NPR news the White House..
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"I'm Jeremy Hobson it's here. And now. Coming up, the mayor of Washington DC tells us how the nation's capital is handling the shutdown and President Trump response to reports at the FBI investigated whether he worked for Russia. Did I never worked for? I bet you even ask that question. Dolphin fat hope. Also, there's been an increase in police suicide a retired officer says cops need to talk about traumatic incidents, which is what he did with his son. I asked him a question if you ever been suicide ever thought about taking your own life because for police officers, it's very easy to take a gun. That's on your hip and put it in your mouth these stories in the case for building walls of houses coming up here. Now. News is first. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump is attempting to reassure farmers. A key block of his supporters who've been affected by the partial government shutdown that things will be okay. Addressing the farm bureau. Centennial in Louisiana, Trump touted his trade policies as moneymakers for farmers. It's only gonna get better because we're doing trade deals that are you to get you so much business. You're not even going to believe it. Your problem will be what do we do? We need more acreage immediately. However, worries are still lingering over the US is trade war with China before he left for the gathering, the president took questions from reporters. He pushed back against a New York Times report that the FBI opened a probe into whether he was working on behalf of Russia and Asia Rosco has more on that Trump denied that he ever worked for Russia. This time he was very forceful and direct when he was asked about the story of the weekend. He said he was insulted by. The accusation without offering a real denial, but this will not put the questions to bed. There will be house investigations of this matter that's NPR's Asia Roscoe reporting, Los Angeles teachers are on strike for the first time in thirty years contract..
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"From NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump throws a curve ball into negotiations on Capitol Hill. He says he will not sign a spending Bill without money for a border wall. NPR Susan Davis reports congressional Republicans emerged from their meeting with Trump today without a breakthrough that would have averted a partial government shutdown tomorrow night. House speaker Paul Ryan emerged from a meeting with President Trump at the White House to announce that the president will not sign the current Bill to keep the government running through February eighth. So we're going to do is go back to the house and work with our members we want to keep the government open. But we also want to see an agreement that protects the border. The Senate has already passed the stopgap funding measure the house was supposed to take it up and pass it to get it to the president's desk before midnight, Friday, Trump is demanding money. Be added to the Bill to fund his long promised wall on the US Mexico border. The president promised Mexico would pay for the wall. But is now asking taxpayers to fund it democrat. That's opposed the wall and the impasse is pushing the government closer to another shutdown. Susan Davis NPR news, the capitol the White House and congress are green on one major piece of legislation today an overhaul to the nation's criminal Justice system with the US houses approval today, congress approves the Bill to shorten sentences for certain federal drug crimes and bolster rehabilitation for prisoners NPR's Asia Roscoe says the bills headed to President Trump for his signature President Trump is expected to quickly sign the Bill into law. Trump congratulated congress on approving the package. He tweeted that it was a great bipartisan achievement. It is a major breakthrough for advocates on the left and the right who have worked for years to try to roll back some of the stiff penalties imposed for drug offenses in earlier decades. It's also a big win for the White House. Trump came out in support of the legislation after his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner worked for months to build support for action backers of the Bill argue that while. It doesn't resolve all issues with the Justice system. It will reduce crime and recidivism Aisha Roscoe NPR news Washington Harvey Weinstein is going to trial today. Judge James Burke, who's overseeing the sexual assault case against the disgraced former movie mogul rejected the defense's motion to dismiss the case on grounds of misconduct by police. And prosecutors Weinstein's attorney Benjamin Brachman says he still confident his client will be exonerated. Today's ruling was.
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"Work with our members we want to keep the government open. But we also want to see an agreement that protects the border. The Senate has already passed the stopgap funding measure the house was supposed to take it up and pass it to get it to the president's desk before midnight, Friday, Trump is demanding money. Be added to the Bill to fund his long promised wall on the US Mexico border. The president promised Mexico would pay for the wall. But is now asking taxpayers to. Democrats oppose the wall and the impasse is pushing the government closer to another shutdown. Susan Davis NPR news, the capitol the White House and congress are green on one major piece of legislation today an overhaul to the nation's criminal Justice system with the US houses approval today, congress approves the Bill to shorten sentences for certain federal drug crimes and bolster rehabilitation for prisoners NPR's Asia Roscoe says the bills headed to President Trump for his signature President Trump is expected to quickly sign the Bill into law. Trump congratulated congress on improving the package he tweeted that it was a great bipartisan achievement. It is a major breakthrough for advocates on the left and the right who have worked for years to try to roll back some of the stiff penalties imposed for drug offenses in earlier decades. It's also a big win for the White House. Trump came out in support of the legislation after his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner worked for months to build support for action backers of the Bill. Argue that while it doesn't resolve all issues with the Justice system it will reduce crime and recidivism Aisha Roscoe NPR news, Washington Harvey Weinstein is going to trial today. Judge James Burke, who's overseeing the sexual assault case against the disgraced former movie mogul rejected the defense's motion to dismiss the case on grounds of misconduct by police. And prosecutors why attorney Benjamin Brachman says he still confident his client will be exonerated. As ruling was a technical ruling on the law. And although this appointed.
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"Garcia, Navarro good morning. California's most destructive wildfire rages on leaving death and damage in its waiting. We'll have a report and in Florida election that just won't end recounts are underway in the governor and Senate races as lawyers and protesters descend on the sunshine state. Also have the story of how one man has been buffeted by President Trump's many immigration policies from TPS to the caravan. Plus, he's evil and green and Christmas icon actor Benedict Cumberbatch on playing a different kind of Grinch with the heart. It's Sunday November eleventh twenty eighteen the news is coming up in this newscast. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara climb. President Trump is among some seventy heads of state who are in France marking today's centennial of the armistice that ended World War One. It's also Veterans Day for the US, and as NPR's Asia Roscoe reports Trump today went to an American cemetery outside Paris to honor the more than one hundred thousand American soldiers who died during the so-called great war standing in the rain at the cemetery in Sorrento, France. Trump said America's must live up to the sacrifices made by these soldiers. It is our duty to preserve the civilization. They defended and to protect the peace. They so nobly gave their lives to secure one century ago. The president was joined at the ceremony by nine World War Two veterans Trump had faced criticism during this trip for cancelling. Visit to a different American cemetery on Saturday, the White House said well. In logistical issues. Prevented Trump from attending that event. Sh- Roscoe NPR news syringe France, the death toll in California's wildfires is rising officials in southern California say two bodies were found amid the fires this weekend and reporters Sonia. Hudson of member station K Q E D reports the number of deaths in northern California has climbed to twenty three Butte county sheriff Corey Honi announced Saturday night that fourteen additional bodies have been discovered. This.
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"I was scaring people sending me emails and kind of checking in on was that there isn't a very clear answer to that question. Democrats are going to have to spend a lot of time particularly with a presidential election coming up so soon figuring out who those voices are. And we'll have doesn't continue litigating whether or not progressives are are a major part of that presidential election coming up soon. Terrifying. Whereas from Kelsey Snell. Asia Roscoe of the NPR politics team soon soon. Well, what were American voters trying to say last night, Robby Mook and Scott Jennings? Have interpretations of that mope managed Hillary Clinton's campaign in two thousand sixteen Jennings is Republican political strategist who is close to Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, gentlemen. Good morning to you. Both. Thanks for coming by Scott Jennings. Let's start with you. What are you reading these results? A couple of things in the Senate. It strikes me that Brett cavenaugh locked in the Senate for Republicans. If you look where they picked up seats where Democrats voted against Kevin offer the supreme court. Is there a North Dakota? Indiana and even in West Virginia where the Democrats won a closely contested seat democrat, Joe Manchin voted for cavenaugh. So I think what we saw in mid October was cavenaugh locking in on the bedside for Republicans, the suburbs. Obviously went blue Democrats did well in the suburbs. And I think that tactically speaking the decision to go for immigration at the end of the race. Instead of to focus on the economy, which is terrific might have cost. Republicans have bitten the suburbs. So pivoting out of this. If I'm President Trump, you've got to think about the economy to try to get back into the good graces of was at a campaign rally on Friday night, where the where the president said, I know people want me to talk more about the economy. The economy's great. And then he switched right? Back immigration. Yeah. He's gonna have we thinks it's boring. He's gonna have to embrace the boring. I mean, I live in the suburbs. I moved out there because I want it to be boring. I want to get up and go to work take my kids to school rinse and repeat washer Weather Channel. And Mickey Mouse clubhouse. I mean, that's what you wanna do in the suburbs. They want stability peace and prosperity..
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"Freedom ring, let food on three. We are the ones we've been waiting for. Fend for victims to be the change that we need to seek from the American colonies of the eighteenth century to the resistance in the twenty first this season on the thread, we unravel the history, the pride and the power of non violent protests subscribe now to the threat on apple podcasts or wherever you listen and we're back. And so as I Asia Roscoe and we are here to talk about the things that we just can't stop thinking about this week politics or otherwise. Dominica what can't you let go up. Well, you know this in these election years sometimes when we're off, we need to be off or at least do something that makes you feel like, you know, like life-affirming. And for me, sometimes that's going to the movies and I was excited that there was so much buzz around a star is born the new movie with Bradley Cooper and lady Gaga and I was pretty psyched to go to it and I thought it was pretty good, but I've also started look into the movie a little bit and realized it's a remake in not only it's like the four, three, four, three, MAC, the fourth remake of the same storyline. I was in nineteen thirty seven. Then one in nineteen fifty four. Then it took a country music turn with Barbra Streisand in nineteen seventy six. And now we have this. I mean, I'm quite impressed Bradley. Cooper is like disappears into the role and is a great singer. I was really surprised and lady Gaga to me was great. She was like, Marisa Tomei, who could sing..
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"The time is six thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump addresses the UN general assembly this morning. He Ron is expected to be a main focus NPR's Asia Roscoe says efforts to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons will also be highlighted by the president secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says that Trump is going to be resolute, and he's going to stress that you have to keep pressure on this regime and knotty sanctions until they see progress toward a dismantling the nuclear program. But you also have CIA director Gina Haswell saying that North Korea is not just going to give up their nuclear weapons because I see them as leverage federal appeals court. Judge Brad Kavanagh tells Fox News he's never sexually assaulted. Anyone? Cavenaugh says he won't withdraw as President Trump's nominee to the US supreme court to women are accusing cabin offset sexual misconduct. More. Than thirty years ago. It's unclear if or when the US and China will resume trade talks amid the latest round of tariffs. Here's NPR's. Rob Schmitz, China's deputy commerce minister told reporters that no talks would happen with the Trump administration while he said, the US hold a knife to Beijing's neck by imposing tariffs, the common came after the Chinese government released a report that accused President Trump of bullying other countries, it dampened hopes for progress a day after both the US and China impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of each other's products. This is NPR news and from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. The Berkeley city council plans later today to consider barring its police from publicly releasing some arrest information after the department posted the mugshots and identities of twenty people arrested in August counterprotest, Sarah Saney reports Oakland bike shop owner Jason Wallich says he was one of the first people arrested as demonstrators gathered to protest rally by right wing groups. While it says he was arrested while driving the soundtrack leading what he called a peaceful March. He was released without charge later that night. But says that wasn't the end of his ordeal. I was bombarded with emails both personally.
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"This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. And I'm Audie Cornish. President Trump today forcefully defended his court pick. Brenton Brad Kavanagh who's nomination is currently in a state of uncertainty cavenaugh faces an accusation of sexual assault from decades ago when he was a teenager. I feel so badly for him that he's going through this to be honest with you, I feel so badly for this is not a man that deserves this Trump made the comments at a White House. News conference with the president of Poland NPR's White House reporter Asia Roscoe was there she joins us now. And I usually the president has defended cavenaugh before was there something different about how he did it today. It was a bit different. Because this time he really kind of went out of his way to express concern for Cavanaugh and what he feels like he's going through. He talked about how he doesn't like the way Kavanagh has been treated. He didn't express any type of concern for Christine Blasi, Ford, Kavanagh's accuser, the other times he's been asked about this. Trump has walked the very fine line. He seems to be kind of trying to make sure he doesn't attack the accuser usually in his instinct is to attack and dismiss allegations against his allies. But he did go after Democrats for holding back the allegations. And he said that he wants to see this process play out. So I don't wanna play into their hands. Hopefully, the woman will come forward state her case he will state his case before representatives of the United States Senate, and then they will vote. If this hearing does go forward and right now, it's supposed to this is going to be very high stakes for Cavanaugh and for this administration. This is a high risk situation. And no one really knows how it's gonna play out the president has been sympathetic to manage accused of misconduct in the past. Is he following a pattern essentially, you know, in some ways this answer that he gave about Cavanaugh? It reminded me of an answer. He gave about rob porter. His former White House staff secretary who was accused of domestic abuse. Trump said that then that this was a tough situation for porter. And then he was very sad for him. This was another instance where he didn't express any sympathy for the alleged victims. He was criticized about his remarks about porter, and it seems like the White House is trying to avoid that situation with Cavanaugh. I it seems like they've kind of deemed it too risky to try to really go after go after the accuser. And and they don't. Want to alienate women ahead of mid-term elections. We should note that Trump wasn't asked directly whether he believes Kavanagh's accuser to be credible or whether he believes that this incident happened or not an, and that's not something that he has said Democrats on the hill think the FBI should investigate the allegation by Kavanagh's accuser before the judiciary committee actually hears from her or him. So this is the president who have anything to say about that. He was asked about that. And he said he will be fine with the FBI investigating. But the FBI has said that's not what they do. The Justice department did release a statement saying that the FBI doesn't determine the validity of allegations during background checks, and that these allegations don't involve a federal crime, the White House could ask for the background check to be reopened though. But that's what they're saying that there's basically no need to President Trump made these comments at a news conference as we said with polish president Andre Duda. Did anything come out of that? Meeting. President Duda is pushing for a permanent US base in Poland. He even said it could be named after Trump. Trump didn't totally shut that down. He said it's something that he would consider a big concern for Poland is a Russia and Trump was asked about that. And he said he understands why Poland is concerned about Russia and would want additional defense because Russia has been aggressive in the region. That's NPR's Aisha Roscoe. Thank you. Thank you. President Trump will visit North Carolina tomorrow to see areas that were affected by Florence.
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"Was the highest ranking African American on, the White House staff before she was fired in December, is written a tell all book and is accusing Trump of among. Other. Things using the n. word years ago on the set of his reality television. Show the apprentice and a tweet today Trump denied that any. Tapes of him using the racial slur exists and said the word is not in his vocabulary the president also called manigault Newman quote wacky and deranged and a dog NPR White House reporter Asia Roscoe joins me now to talk, about this Hanes airy show Hello even while President Trump is trying to defend himself against this charge of racism he uses words like dog and low life to attack her so is this hurting his attempts to essentially, persuade Americans that he doesn't attack people Based on race for people who. Are concerned about Trump's language it definitely undercuts Trump's defensive himself when it comes to issues of race manigault Newman raises question. In an interview with MSNBC basically if you'll save this about her publicly what is he saying about her privately and he already had a heavy lift his approval rating among black Americans has been low since he was running for president and a lot of this had to do with him pushing this conspiracy theory about a former President Obama that he hadn't been born in this, country that's not true and that was. Seen as a racist dog whistle against, the first black US president and it's not just black, people who are looking at these issues a CBS poll came out. This. Week that found that fifty eight percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of. Race racial issues and race relations the larger context for Trump's. Comment about manigault Newman is that this isn't a one offer him that he's been Attacking black athletes attacking LeBron James Maxine Waters and, other prominent black figures we can ask this question of many things but why is he doing this this is always a question with Trump is he. Acting intentionally because. He thinks his language appeals to his base or is he simply acting on instinct, and not really thinking about the political ramifications a White House press. Secretary Sarah Sanders says that the insult for manigault Newman was not about race and basically Trump says offensive things about, a lot, of people the. President has said similar things about a number of individuals certainly that are not African American or any other minority I can simply talk to, you about the policies and the person that the president. Is and Sanders says, the, person that Trump is. Is is someone who's working for all Americans she pointed to the decline in unemployment for African Americans, is. Trump took office and to support for prison reform which would help black people with who have been disproportionately affected by the. Justice system did Sanders say whether she's actually talked to the. President about whether he's used racial slurs she was asked this it was an interesting answer she pointed to. What Trump said on Twitter because she said, she hadn't asked him directly she? Says she hasn't heard him use the. Word but she would not guarantee that there's not a table some saying she said quote I can't guarantee anything there was also some legal action taken today, to try and, stop manacled. Newman for making further allegations right as she continues on this book tour what's going on the, Trump campaign filed an arbitration action against. Her in New York the basically try to stop her from. Talking about the campaign she did sign a nondisclosure agreed When she joined in the camp The administration so she did tell the AP response. That she would not be silent so it seems. Like she's going to fight this and so now you, have this legal action playing out and then you have manigault Newman who is also alluding to releasing more of these secretly recorded conversations with. The White House and campaign officials so you may. Have more of that coming out. Asia Roscoe covers the. White House thank you. So much thank you to Florida the state declared a state of emergency this week because of, a slow moving natural disaster red tight red tide is toxic algae that has persisted off Florida's. Gulf Coast for. Nearly a year in recent weeks the algae bloom has worsened. Killing fish and turtles and dolphins it's also affecting tourism on some of the state's most beautiful. Beaches from Anna Maria island NPR's Greg Allen has our report.
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"From NPR news. In Washington I'm Dave Mattingly President Trump is meeting at the White House today with the. Head of the European Commission John, Claude Yonker, has NPR's Asia Roscoe reports trade and tariffs are expected to dominate their discussions with Trump threatening to impose new tariffs on US. Imports of vehicles from Europe the EU is saying this will not be a negotiation with President Trump and they don't expect any big. Breakthroughs from this one meeting but one European official says younger is really trying to get some direction from Trump on what he, wants from the EU European say the. US has given. Mixed messages on this matter the president has already imposed tariffs on US imports of. Steel and aluminum for me you countries. Along with Canada and Mexico the former automotive CEO credited with saving. Fiat and Chrysler has died Sergio Marchi ONA. Was sixty six years old the, organizer, of last summer's deadly. White nationalist rally in Charlotte Virginia has apparently scrapped plans for an event there one year later Spencer with member station w. c. v. e. reports, last August a female counter protester was killed in an. Alleged automobile attack along with two police officers who died when their helicopter crashed on. Tuesday however the rally organizer withdrew his. Petition to hold an anniversary rally here and directed followers to gather. In Washington DC instead Wall Street futures have. Turned higher this morning I'm Dave, Mattingly, NPR news in Washington On. The next, fresh air your struggle.
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"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump is preparing to impose new tariffs on billions of dollars worth of chinese imports as npr's asia roscoe reports the white house sites unfair trade practices by beijing the white house hasn't released too many details but it said it will be putting a twenty five percent tariff on fifty billion dollars of chinese goods the tariff is supposed to be focused on industrially significant technology president trump has railed against the us trade deficit with china and vowed to stop china from stealing us intellectual property china's foreign ministry says beijing is prepared to respond to weeks ago trump place new tariffs on us imports of steel and aluminum from canada mexico and countries in the european union high temperatures and gusty winds are making things difficult for crews battling wildfires in colorado residents of more than a thousand home's north of durango have been forced to evacuate as dan voice reports the area is under a red flag warning the weather today calls for possible dry thunderstorms and wind gusts up to forty miles per hour more than eleven hundred personnel are working the blaze which has grown to more than fifty square miles crews report it's eighteen percent contained three dozen large wildfires are burning right now mostly in the western us at least seventeen or in alaska i'm dave mattingly in washington on the next fresh air the rainey's the couple whose story is told in the documentary quest the film follows their lives for nearly a decade chris runs a hip hop studio in their basement in north philadelphia christina worked for years at a homeless shelter there's been a lot of shootings in their neighborhood their daughter got shot in the eye quest will be shown.
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"Malays throughout the organization because many people feel both undervalued and in some cases under attack partisan attacks that is michael downing news now with georgetown university says many in the state department are in a wait and see mode about pompeo they remember the partisan role he played in congress in the benghazi investigation he's also known for controversial rhetoric about gays and muslims and they are going to be looking to see if peyot is going to support law on protecting their rights their professional writes their individual rights and if he is going to drive the kind of diversity that the state department cherishes amongst its workforce because we have always said diplomats are the face of america secretary pompeo insists he is committed to diversity in the department and though he was warned about the low morale at state he says that's not what he found at the us mission to nato this week the may have been demoralized but they seemed in good spirits they're hopeful the state department will get a swagger back that we will be out doing the things that they came on board at the state department to do to be professional to deliver diplomacy american diplomacy around the world that's my mission set the bill data spree and get the team on the field he trump administration has yet to fill many key embassador ships and other high ranking posts in the department some candidates are ready in the confirmation process of also been put on hold until pompeii oh can weigh in on their candidacies he's expected to be in the building on tuesday michelle kellerman npr news traveling with the secretary in brussels the white house has has evidence to refute the most serious allegations that have been leveled against dr ronnie jackson dr jackson is donald trump's personal physician in the white house president had nominated him to lead the department of veterans affairs late this week dr jackson pulled out of consideration after allegations surfaced about his workplace behavior and bears whitehouse recorder asia roscoe joins us asia thanks so much for being with us thanks for having me and remind us once more at the end of a busy week why this nomination had to be withdrawn well after jackson was nominated all of these allegations began to surface with the senate of veterans affairs committee the top democrat on.