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"brian benjamin" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Two primary dates if you don't know that by now, including one coming up in August for state Senate and U.S. House seats, but the first primary day is now over. There are still some ballots being counted, of course, including some absentee votes. But we have most of the results if not getting close to all here from the primaries for statewide races, state assembly races and some lower ballot contests, including some party positions. There were some interesting things going on there, especially within the Brooklyn Democratic Party as we covered recently at Gotham because you can find all our election coverage, of course, at Gotham gazette dot com. In the statewide races, governor Kathy hochul winning fairly easily in the democratic primary for governor, representative Lee zeldin, winning by a fairly large margin in the Republican primary for governor setting them up for the general election matchup, along with the candidates for other smaller parties who will be on the ballot this fall. They each got their desired lieutenant governor running mate Antonio Delgado, who is just been in office as lieutenant governor for a few weeks after leaving Congress to replace Brian Benjamin, who had to resign from office as governor hochul's first lieutenant governor Delgado winning the lieutenant governor primary on the democratic side by a very wide margin. Surprising to me at least. And on the Republican side, Alison esposito, unchallenged, was Lee zeldin's pick as a running mate, none of the other Republican candidates for governor put someone forward and she is now into the general election with Zelda. She's a deputy inspector. So that will add, of course, more focus on crime and public safety to the Republican election and race in the general contest against hoku and others. And we saw a variety of results, of course, in the state assembly, which mostly wound up coming down for incumbents. I think a little bit of a surprise there, which probably tied in with low voter turnout. All right, so that's a quick overview of some of what happened here on primary day number one here in June 2022 to discuss it and break it all down with me. I'm very happy to be joined by Jeff Colton of city and state New York who am not just saying this Jeff knows more than anybody about all the details of what's happening in New York politics..
"brian benjamin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"People with excess breast milk to donate to milk banks especially while formula remains hard to come by Formula lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin is going to trial next year for allegedly trading his cloud for campaign funds when he served as a state senator Manhattan federal Judd said his trial day for January 23rd Benjamin's lawyer says he doesn't expect the trial to happen He argued in court that prosecutors overreach when they charge Benjamin last month Benjamin pleaded not guilty and then resigned 60 in overcast now drizzling some places a going up to 70 today under cloudy skies It's 8 O 7 Support for NPR comes from indeed committed to helping businesses attract interview and higher candidates all in one place Learn more and indeed dot com slash NPR On the next all of it zabar's has been a business for more than 80 years However the legendary store has never released a cookbook until now But like all things they bars it's so much more than that On the next all of it we'll talk with two members of the zabar clan about the story behind the upper west side stable and the late Laurie zabar's book chronicling its history And maybe we'll slip in a recipe for cheese blimps with blueberry sauce I'm Alison Stewart join me for all of it weekdays at noon on WNYC It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve inskeep in Washington D.C. and a may Martinez in Los Angeles California COVID took many people sons daughters mothers and fathers really in the prime of life Their families are left to endure the pain of their loss In remembrance of them President Biden is having flags flown at half staff through Monday evening It marks COVID's toll as we approach 1 million deaths And some have been more impacted than others Here's researcher Elizabeth Wrigley Field of the university of Minnesota It was shocking to me that it's still true that in my state in Minnesota that people of color who are in their 50s have higher COVID risks than white people who are ten years older Joining us now to talk more about the communities that have been hit hardest is NPR health correspondent Maria godoy Maria a million deaths I mean that is just an awful number to hear Yeah COVID has struck Americans from all walks of life all ages all racial and ethnic groups But one of the things we've heard throughout this pandemic is this virus has disproportionately hit people of color the hardest And I want to explain what that means When you look at COVID death rates from the first two years of the pandemic just by race and ethnicity they're fairly close to what you'd expect given the racial and ethnic breakdown of the U.S. population But when you look at recent CDC data on the age adjusted death rates you see something really startling the death rates are about twice as high among black and Latino communities compared to whites and Asians and that's a reflection that this population is dying at younger ages It's even worse for Native Americans native Hawaiians and Pacific islanders although there is less data available for those populations Regrettably I can't say I'm too surprised So people of color are dying at younger ages Exactly And when you think about the implications of that losing people in the prime of life is going to have devastating repercussions for the families left behind I recently spent some time with one of these families Christina summers she lives in Baltimore and she lost her husband to COVID when he was 37 She remembers all too clearly around 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning last October She got a phone call It was a doctor at the hospital where her husband James had been admitted a week earlier for COVID He'd been struggling to breathe Now they were calling to tell her James was being put on a ventilator I was just so scared and I was just praying to God She picked up the phone and turned to the people who had been there for her for most of her life James family I called his siblings immediately in the middle of night and I said y'all gotta cater immediately I'm scared I'm scared Her sister in law had just arrived when the doctor called back with the news James had died leaving Christina at age 36 to raise their 9 children on her own Me and my husband were really worked like that team so it was my teammate I had to help me so I'm really feeling a single mind vibe Just trying to get accustomed to this With his death at age 37 James who was black became part of a devastating demographic fact of this pandemic In the U.S. people of color are more likely to die at younger ages from COVID than whites Many of these deaths have come in people in the prime of life We've lost people in their 30s in their 40s unnecessarily and preventively Deborah Holden is an epidemiologist at Michigan state university who's been studying the disparate effects of the pandemic She says there are multiple reasons why people of color at greater risk of infection and death including greater exposure at work credit living conditions long-standing lack of access to healthcare and more underlying conditions that left the more vulnerable The impact of COVID on families especially families who were already on the margin has been profound I feel like we've glossed over this And we haven't thought through what is the long-term implication of that Christina summers is living those implications every day She says her husband James was a large man over 6 feet tall and 300 pounds and his presence was outsized too He was a really funny guy very optimistic just always trying to push through our struggles and trying to.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"This is very dangerous for Republicans and there's this discussion about whether this is the dog that caught the car, so to speak, that there's a lot of polling shows that abortion protections under row are very popular overall, including among independents, obviously much less popular among Republicans, more popular among Democrats. In New York, this could turn into a major issue in this election. Let me really spoke to this, but it seems to me that especially among those sort of and I don't know how much political sort of analysis you do from your work in The Bronx about swing districts in the state or the governor's race, but it seems like this could be, again, real disadvantage for Republicans and a real advantage for Democrats when it comes to independent voters. I agree. Definitely, the pendulum swing. And something that is maybe the key issue for independent voters, like you mentioned. And I believe that this is our ticket. To maintaining the majority, and it's an issue that matters overall, right? And it's important. And a lot of young people stay out of elections as well. They don't come out to vote. And I think this is also an opportunity to engage in new electorate, newly registered voters, young people who may not be paying attention to politics or maybe a little disappointed in politics and don't participate to really come out and vote because it's very, very important this year. In our last couple of minutes here with assembly member Korean as Reyes registered nurse in a legislative representing The Bronx is 87th district in the state assembly. Thank you here for the time. Just in our last couple minutes, these races for governor and lieutenant governor that are very, that are still fluid as we just saw a new lieutenant governor announced representative Antonio Delgado will be the next lieutenant governor of New York after Brian Benjamin's resignation..
"brian benjamin" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Also because you referenced an old piece of yours is a Trump indictment possible Mueller and the DoJ can and should reevaluate the office of legal counsel's memo I mean it is sad to read it to just go this is how we got here Just because apparently he is above the law right I mean apparently there's no good time to prosecute a person You're exactly right Somebody said Glenn all the time you say no one is above the law and I said you know what Let's go back and check the tape because I don't think I've ever said that Why Because the Department of Justice has a memo that says I'm paraphrasing a sitting president is above the law He can commit all the crimes he wants and we don't think it's a good idea to indict him for those crimes That puts him above the law That is deeply damaging to our Republican stuff That is landed us in the exact spot We find ourselves in because if Donald Trump were prosecuted for the crime he committed frankly to steal the presidency in the first place the campaign finance crimes with Michael Cohen we wouldn't be in this mess Right So how about DoJ revisit the fact that it decided to put one person above the law Because it's destroying our dang democracy Yeah Yeah well you made a good point too on Twitter You said breaking news DoJ indicts a high government official for bribery for a corrupt quid pro quo using taxpayer money for his own political advantage time to compare and contrast the New York lieutenant governor to a former president of the United States equal justice I mean there's a million examples right Yeah that was a bad one with lieutenant governor of New York governor brought out the tenant governor Brian Benjamin apparently engaged in a $50,000 bribery scheme And he should be held accountable And he did that back in 2019 through 2021 Well Donald Trump extorted president zelensky for $400 million of taxpayers money That is bribery plain and simple And yet he's never been held accountable Look at lieutenant governor Benjamin look at Donald Trump What is it that distinguishes those two people I'm not saying this was a racially based decision but why is it they held the black politician accountable the Department of Justice and have refused to hold the white politician accountable Well for a more serious bribery And also by the way you referenced North Carolina authorities remove Mark Meadows from the voter rolls amidst voter election fraud investigation Well there's an African American woman who went to jail for how many years for that I mean you can excite an example well not even an hour a minute right About how there's not equal justice And that woman filed a provisional ballot because she wasn't sure if she could vote or not She was trying to do things right Even though it turns out she got it wrong that frankly should get her probation and Mark Meadows should be sitting in her jail cell Yeah And finally I ask you about our handmaid's tale Reality you tweeted desantis legislation revoking women's constitutionally protected privacy rights This is legitimately terrifying what's happening So desantis signed a 15 week abortion ban into law Supporters of the 15 week restriction as well as there was a Florida ceiling monitor saying Florida is pro life except for all the women will die trying to Okay The law makes no exceptions for rape or incest Legislative versus today Florida became the third state after Arizona Kentucky to enact a 15 week ban modeled after Mississippi's unconstitutional 15 week ban Currently being challenged by the U.S. Supreme Court at the Supreme Court This is a shameless step toward what could be a terrifying new future for reproductive freedom in the country Which Kentucky Republicans overrode the veto there and imposed sweeping abortion restrictions Glenn talked to us about this because this is Kentucky like stopped yesterday Your ability to be able to get an abortion Yeah governor desantis has decided that if you're a woman in Texas and you are raped and impregnated or if you are sexually trafficked and you are impregnated he has made the decision for you that you must carry the rapists baby full term That's what Ron DeSantis just did He revoked in part women's constitutional privacy rights And I would years ago I would have been more optimistic that the Supreme Court would remedy this But now I think they may just jump on the desantis and Greg Abbott bandwagon and say yes of course we are clawing back constitutional rights from women Their second class citizens why wouldn't we Yeah Yeah It is truly terrifying Real quick I know we're late here but new documents indicate the FBI has been lying about failures to prevent January 6th insurrection What do you make of this whole story I don't know what I make of it because this is the first time I'm hearing of this particular story But I will look into it and send me a link Okay that wasn't to share me a clip or two from it I'm happy to talk about it Well the FBI has been lying about its failures to prevent the January 6th insurrection according to newly revealed documents Chris wray told Congress last summer investigators had circulated intelligence material and other resources ahead of the U.S. capitol riot but was limited in gathering evidence from social media Rolling Stone obtained documents showing the FBI had broadly tracked social media platforms the new documents suggest the agency has all the authority it needs to monitor the social media platforms in the name of public safety and in fact the bureau had done just that during the nationwide wave of racial justice protests in 2020 It was property of the people that obtained them And they said the documents bring in to release three consistent truths about the FBI one at its core the FBI is a political police force that primarily targets the left while ignoring or outright enabling the far right Just in terms of you know January 6th in general what did they know When did they know it And I would say because they were Trump's FBI then right So yeah and what has always struck me about the lack of security on January 6th was that was an executive branch orchestration Donald Trump you know in a number of different ways through his agencies his executive branch agencies deprive the U.S. capitol of the security forces It needed to repel the coming attack And then he launched the attack And I know we haven't even gotten into Ivanka Trump Well I think if she told the truth the truth before the J 6 committee had to deeply damage her father because of the reporting that they kept sending her back into the Oval Office during the insurrection to say please persuade daddy to call it off And Donald Trump wouldn't So not only did he set the capitol up to be taken he launched the attack he refused to call it off when even his own daughter tried to get him to call it off And that is a president waging war against the United States Yep absolutely Glenn always it's always keep you way too long It's the jingle says I can talk to him all day Yes All right Love you See you next week Love is staff thanks you guys There we go 52 minutes after the hour we roll along John field thing coming up.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"77 WABC Now here's John catsimatidis Well today is a good friend congressman Peter king and we want to ask him what is he thinking about on Easter Sunday As you're having dinner with his family and what is the state of the state in a state of our city in a state of Long Island and what he's concerned about congressman Peter king happy Easter tell us how you're spending these today Yes John happy easy to you and all your listeners also happy Passover to our Jewish friends and listeners And now it's going to be a family dinner at my house This is a time of the year It's a time of renewal at the time of trying to come together and I would hope that we can do a better job And so we have some of the highest state of New York in the country It's coming together politically but right now it looks as if we're divided as ever We see the situation that the Democrats have right now with the lieutenant governor having to resign after he was indicted but he's still on the balance of the June primary governor is going to have an issue where she will have no running mate that she can be compatible with They can't get throwing Benjamin off the ballot So that's what happens If he wins then he will be on the ballot as her running but if she wins the primary and he will be her running mate under New York State law once the petitions are filed and I think until we period goes by ten day period the only way you can get off the ballot is if you either move out of the state or if you get nominated to run for another office and I don't see how the Democrats can nominate them since he's under indictment I'd say it's her own fall to the fourth of her staff I mean it was no secret that Brian Benjamin did have issues as I looked at the more carefully they may have seen that it was not worth the risk but that's a tough part of politics So and also I think she's been the fact that she has such a large budget and 222 $1 billion and John you say you combine New York City and New York State and we're larger than anywhere else in the country New York City and New York Times $320 billion budget for 20 million people Florida is less than a 100 billion for 20 million people Yeah and so you were sums it all up The situation we're in and that's another reason that it was the crime wave that's happening And why so many people are leaving New York for states like Florida And it's not enough just to complain about it I think it's important for the people as you tell them to do and that's our family last year is to show the ballot box And as democratic senators why they voted for such a large increase in these state budget quite frankly I think senator Sherman I give him credit for this He got a lot of money into New York because of COVID to help us cope with that but rather than using that for investment of a renegade fund Democrats have just gone ahead and spread it spent it Even dry I mean it makes it's wrong And it's going to have it's really going to be kind of productive And then you have the crime wave which mayor Adams has gone to orbit He's asked them very seriously and dramatically to change the value form laws and discovery laws and they made some changes but certainly not enough And that was all part of the budget agreement That was in the budget I think they should have had a stand-alone separate vote on that So everyone would be on record and they can hide behind that was just in the budget Congressman king this is the way the Albany senators and assemblymen high dare vote because when you ask them did you vote for bail or did you vote for the criminals You know what they say I don't know I voted for the budget bill And that's how they hide behind it That's how they get away with it And I think we have to hold them We have the whole room whether it's Democrat or Republican and this year it happens to be Democrats it gives you this And there's elections coming up as we've said there's 5 democratic senators who have worked for reelection or election here on Long Island and that's just one place right there We can make a real impact because the voters have been so county made it clear in the last election They want policies that are tough on crime That's why they elected in timely and the rejected station committee So that's what we have to do is apply that same pressure and then same election results this year And go after all those democratic senators who are really in the same position to talk to misty was when he ran for a district attorney last year and he just couldn't survive And I think me and you agree All our listeners vote for the people that have safety in our streets not the people that are supporting the 3000 violent criminals I'm not saying ordinary person snatch it violent criminals I don't know what to say anymore No I agree with you Everyone certainly the police know who they are That's what we should be focusing on on the 3000 criminals violent criminals in the New York City and surrounding areas not the 8 and a half 8 billion hardworking good people will make up New York and the servers around it I don't want to make you support a significant happens right now with these Democrats We have to go out after them But again sending messages to Republicans will do the same thing if they don't get tough alone or you can't be worried about what different editorial writers are going to say or whether or not different pressure groups are going to support you The fact is it's time to listen to the great majority of New Yorkers and the great majority of New Yorkers want Tough on crime they want to stand with the police They want to do away with these laws that make it easy for criminals to get even if they do get a lot of one day their alien street that before the end is dry We have to change this and the 2022 elections are a prime opportunity to do it I agree 100% congressman Peter king enjoy your Easter with the family and God bless you and God bless America Thank you John you two and Margo Thank you very much for having us With us today is the former chairman of New York State Republican Party and is working on a project of doing what's fair and square for all We have with us ad Cox Good to be with you We were in laws at one time I can call you Ed.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"14th in terms of the number of surveillance cameras it has an operation And even the cameras the city does have they have been known to malfunction In New Jersey the suspect promised a bloodbath and anti semitic attacks targeting Lakewood orthodox Jews according to police officials have denounced the one man crime spree and charged 27 year old Dion marsh with multiple offenses including attempted murder and bias intimidation for the violence that included stabbing an orthodox Jewish man in the chest a carjacking and hitting pedestrians with a car And Brian Benjamin's resignation Tuesday from his post as New York's lieutenant governor after being indicted on corruption charges is sparking uncertainties for New York governor Kathy hochul and the race to replace him Hopeful appointed Benjamin her lieutenant governor last year when she herself replaced former governor Andrew Cuomo after his resignation In an election year she now has to find a replacement for Benjamin and on top of that it's likely too late to take Benjamin off the ballot for the June primary Talk to you again at midnight with your 77 W ABC update on politics I'm Dominic Carter.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is the first in the New York metro area to allow legal marijuana So again hot sales beginning April 21st in New Jersey according to governor Murphy It is a down day on Wall Street 13 minutes to go ahead of the closing bell stocks are falling treasury yields climbing on speculation the fed will boost rates aggressively to contend with decades high inflation The ten year yield right now 2.82% S&P's down 45 a drop there of 1% looking like we will close lower here The Dow down 41 points right now a drop of one tenth of 1% NASDAQ lower now by 1.9% Spot gold is down three tenths of 1% 1972 the ounce while crude is rallying 1.8% one O 6 12 for a barrel of West Texas intermediate crude Twitter shares do remain Lauren out down by 1.8% Elon Musk is expressing expressing doubt about whether he will succeed with his $43 billion offer to buy Twitter and his first public comments about the blockbuster deal again Twitter trading lower now by 1.8% Recapping ten year yield 2.82% S&P down 45 a drop there of 1% I'm Charlie palette That is a Bloomberg business flash Thank you so much for that update Charlie pellet It's three 49 on Wall Street The following is an editorial from Bloomberg opinion One of the most important decisions of politician can make is selecting the competent deputy is ready to step in as soon as the need arises The people of New York could have expected Kathy hochul to understand this Since she served as lieutenant governor for years before stepping in to replace Andrew Cuomo in 2021 but apparently not It emerged this week that hokus running mate in the upcoming gubernatorial election Brian Benjamin has been indicted on campaign finance violations After pleading not guilty Benjamin resigned from his role as lieutenant governor If ballot rules prevent hochul from changing running mates before the primary election as seemed likely she should throw her weight behind the most qualified candidate available even if it requires a writing campaign Supporting someone who's above reproach is the best way for her to win back the confidence of New York's voters This editorial was written by the Bloomberg opinion editorial board I'm David shipley For more Bloomberg opinion please go to Bloomberg dot com slash opinion or go on the Bloomberg terminal These has been Bloomberg opinion.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Hello and welcome to max politics. This is Ben max from Gotham gazette. Thanks very much for tuning in here for this episode of the show. We're talking here on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022. It is the day after to immense events in New York, one related to public safety, but also politics and government and the other one very much related to the state's politics and government. We are talking, of course, about yesterday's shooting and the subway in Brooklyn. And about the resignation of lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin to break down these two events and discuss a bit more about the city and state political atmosphere and fallout from these events and the upcoming elections, the recent state budget and more. I'm very pleased to be joined again here on the show by bob Hart, the New York political director for spectrum news, including New York one, our favorite, of course, here in New York City. Bob, thanks very much for joining me. Ben, thanks for having me again. So dig into all of that and more, of course, just very quickly for listeners. If you want to get caught up on some of our recent coverage, it Gotham gazette finest that Gotham musette dot com, a lot of coverage of city and state politics as always, including a lot happening related to the state budget, city budget season is upon us and a number of other things to watch for there. Here on max politics, if you've missed any recent episodes, we've been very much focused on budget season. I've had a variety of, it turns out state senators on the show, not trying to leave out the assembly on purpose, but have just been joined by a string of state senators recently, including John lieu of queens, Gustavo Rivera, of The Bronx, and most recently, at the same time, jabari brisport, and Julia Salazar of Brooklyn, and I was also joined recently by state Senate minority leader rob ord and upstate Republican who leads the Republican conference in the state Senate to get the minority conference point of view on state budget negotiations and more. So those have been a sampling of recent episodes here. And of course, we've also been talking with folks at the city level like city council member Justin brannon on the city budget process. And a whole bunch of other great guests and interesting topics, not just elected officials, but experts advocates, journalists like we have bob with us today and some other great guests so you can find all those at max politics wherever you get your podcasts or at the Gotham gazette site where we have them all. Bob Hart, thank you very much for coming to lend some perspective and analysis here. It's just before we dig into them. So incredible to have two such seismic events on the same day, how do you sort of, I mean, you're in New York political director for spectrum news. You have to sort of determine a lot of how to focus on these major stories..
"brian benjamin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I don't know It's never happened you know And so it seems ridiculous to live in fear of a thing that never happens except for one time that it happened but yeah probably I probably won't be a little bit afraid about her getting on the train a little bit more worried about her Mayor Eric Adams says the NYPD is doubling the number of officers patrolling the subway system officials say ten people were shot during the incident in several others got hurt running away or inhaling smoke Will speak to me or Adams life in our 8 o'clock hour Brian Benjamin is no longer New York lieutenant governor he resigned yesterday hours after surrendering to federal investigators double NYC's Bridget Burke and reports Benjamin has pleaded not guilty to a string of federal corruption charges Prosecutors say the now ex lieutenant governor a Democrat funneled a $50,000 state grant to a nonprofit in a scheme to secure campaign contributions Here's U.S. attorney Damian Williams Taxpayer money for campaign contributions Quid pro quo This for that That's bribery Plain and simple Brian Benjamin held the second highest elected office in New York State and previously served as a state senator from Harlem He was tapped for the post by governor Kathy hochul last summer who herself served as lieutenant governor until taking over after Andrew Cuomo resigned The Brooklyn Nets have clenched a playoff birth after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA's play in tournament at home last night the nets won one 15 to one O 8 at the Barclays center to lock in the 7 seed in Eastern Conference with that means is Kyrie Irving that would be playing game one on Sunday in Boston against the Celtics a team he left to come to the Brooklyn Nets Your forecast now partly sunny the high near 70 today and then tomorrow up near 80 possibly severe afternoon thunderstorms and so will need to be careful Right now mid 50s in cloudy at 7.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The hawks host San Jose Thursday the pregame with Joe Bryant at 7 the face off at 7 30 with John Weidman on 7 20 WGN and WGN radio dot com The White Sox won their home opener against Seattle three two the cubs beat Pittsburgh two to one WGN traffic are expressed with always in good shape just that one stretch of dusan lakeshore drive from Randolph to grand is closed due to bridge maintenance that's until 5 a.m. More than 14 million people are at significant risk for severe weather today a moderate risk the second highest threat level is in place from southwest Indiana all the way to northeast Louisiana storms though already firing across the central U.S. with touchdowns reported in Iowa and at least one tornado confirmed to have hit solita in central Texas destroying homes and vehicles I saw multiple cars tossed around I saw multiple houses that were turned into rubble Tony officials say 5 victims were taken to the hospital while 7 others refused transport there As Philadelphia reimposes its indoor mask mandate in response to an increase in COVID cases governor Ron DeSantis is reassuring floridians it will not happen there Speaking in South Florida the Republicans said as long as he's governor no Floridian will be restricted mandated or locked down in any possible way We don't have any tolerance for COVID theater in the state of Florida This state would not be booming the way it is if we had had COVID theater People know that this is the free state They know that they can come here and make their own decisions The lieutenant governor of New York was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Brian Benjamin is facing bribery fraud conspiracy and falsification of records charges he's accused of accepting campaign donations from a real estate developer who wanted Benjamin to use his influence as a state senator to help him secure a state grant Elon Musk is being slapped with a lawsuit after becoming Twitter's largest single shareholder Twitter investor Mark richella is suing the Tesla CEO claiming he failed to notify financial regulators about his purchase in the required time And because Musk failed.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on WTOP
"The top stories were following for you tonight on WTO The NYPD named 62 year old Frank James a person of interest in this morning's frightening attack inside a subway car in Brooklyn Police say James rented a U haul van that police believe is tied to the case you can see his photo at WTO P dot com a law enforcement source tells CBS News James online postings indicate his displeasure and disgust with New York City mayor Eric Adams and homelessness President Biden says Russia's war in Ukraine amounts to genocide according to accusing rather Vladimir Putin of trying to wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian Speaking in Iowa today the president says he meant it when he said at an earlier event that Putin was carrying out genocide against Ukraine Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes the lieutenant governor of New York is stepping down has stepped down after his arrest on federal corruption charges Here's CBS Tom fody with that It took just hours after his arrest for New York State's second highest official to resign lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin is facing charges in a federal corruption investigation accused of bribery and falsification of records in an alleged scheme to obtain campaign contributions when he was in the New York State Senate Benjamin became lieutenant governor about 7 months ago chosen by governor Kathy hochul after she herself moved up from that job when Andrew Cuomo resigned in scandal Tom 40 CBS News 1148 Time for traffic.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on WTOP
"In Arlington 67 in lanham going down to the 50s or around 60 depending on where you are It's 9 41 there is new information involving various investigations into former president Donald Trump tonight the Justice Department turned down a request this week from the House oversight committee to disclose what was in those records that mister Trump took to his Florida home after leaving The White House The Associated Press reports the move could serve as a setback for Democrats on the panel as it ramps up its investigation into the former president's handling of sensitive and even classified information during his time in The White House and after justice says its decision is part of an effort to protect confidential information that may compromise an ongoing investigation The lieutenant governor of New York steps down after his arrest on federal corruption charges CBS Tom fody has more It took just hours after his arrest for New York State's second highest official to resign Lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin is facing charges in a federal corruption investigation accused of bribery and falsification of records in an alleged scheme to obtain campaign contributions when he was in the New York State Senate Benjamin became lieutenant governor about 7 months ago chosen by governor Kathy hochul after she herself moved up from that job when Andrew Cuomo resigned in scandal Tom foley CBS News We're getting reaction today from Virginia governor Glenn youngkin after he called for loudoun county school board elections to be held earlier than planned Nika and elli has that Governor youngkin amended a bill that directly impacts the loudoun county school board He wants to force the board to hold its elections this year in November a year earlier than the bill required Lawmakers will get a chance to respond to his amendment during a one day session later this month youngkin tells double you TOP Having accountability and transparency with regards to who represents the parents and the school board is really important And so I mended the bill to allow parents to express their will and selected in their school board this year Youngkin has focused on loudoun county before one of his first actions as governor was to open an investigation into the school system's handling of two sexual assaults Nikki and Ellie WTO P news Loudoun county democratic state delegate and Bill author David Reed says he strongly opposes youngkin's amendment he calls it another attempt by some Republicans to subvert our democracy and hold it hostage to a right wing minority Again that's a quote New tonight Virginia's attorney general and 15 other AGs from across the country filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court today opposing the current admissions process at fairfax county's Thomas Jefferson high school the school recently changed the way it admits students to eliminate a tough entrance exam and an application fee among other things as a result the number of Asian American students who are admitted dropped dramatically Attorney general Jason miara calls the school's new system of choosing students state sanctioned bigotry and argues that it's an illegal effort to align TJ's student body with the racial composition of the surrounding region a federal judge recently determined the policy was discriminatory but a federal appellate court put the lower court's order on hold The brief urges the Supreme Court to lift the appellate court's order 9.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Enforcement the gunman who fled was wearing a construction vest and a gas mask investigators say even more people could have been shot if the shooters gun had not jammed New York lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin arrested in a federal corruption investigation has resigned governor hochul accepting his resignation this afternoon The U.S. attorney's office said Benjamin turned himself in today on charges of bribery wire fraud and falsifying records He's a former state senator from Harlem who governor hochul chose to fill her former position soon after she became governor The feds accused Benjamin of conspiring to direct state funds To Harlem real estate investor this is this in exchange for orchestrating thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to Benjamin's unsuccessful 2021 campaign The Biden administration setting up new ghost gun regulations ghost guns like the one used in the shooting death of a 16 year old girl on The Bronx Friday night our homemade weapons made from kits that are untraceable But that's changing The president announcing new regulations yesterday The white couch after assemble is still a couch Pure to package like this one over here includes the parts you need to direct some assembling a functioning farm you bought a gun Ghost guns make up a relatively small share of the guns recovered by law enforcement though there becoming more popular in recent years and last year there were 20,000 suspected ghost guns reported to be recovered In the war on Ukraine the Ukraine looking into reports Russia used chemical warfare and Mario pole Western officials warning any use of chemical weapons by Russia would be a serious escalation of the war Ukrainians fighting back against Russian president Putin's desire to take the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv Putin now appears to be gearing up Russian troops for a new offensive in the Ukraine's eastern region The Russian president insisting his campaign would achieve its goals Locally U.S. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is facing opposition from both sides of the aisle in his push to decriminalize marijuana the house passing a bill that would remove marijuana from the federal control substances.
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"For COVID He made an announcement by video today You're going to hold the day talk of the transit police officers to double the number of officers that are traditionally patrolled in the system According to law enforcement sources the gunman who fled was wearing a construction vest and a gas mask investigators say he even say even more people could have been shot if these shooters gun had not jammed New York lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin arrested in a federal corruption investigation has resigned a short while ago governor hulk will accepting his resignation The U.S. attorney's office said Benjamin turned himself in today on charges of bribery wire fraud and falsifying records He's a former state senator from Harlem who governor hoku chose to fill her former position soon after she became governor The feds accused Benjamin of conspiring to direct state funds to our Harlem real estate investor This in exchange for orchestrating thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to Benjamin's unsuccessful 2021 campaign New York lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin arrested and again charged with federal corruption charge in the federal corruption case He has resigned The Biden administration setting up new ghost gun regulations ghost guns like the ones used in the shooting death of a 16 year old girl in The Bronx Friday night are homemade guns made from kits that are untraceable But that's changing President Biden announcing new regulations on Monday You buy a couch after the symbol is still a couch Shorter package like this one over here that includes the parts you need to direct them assembling a functioning farm You bought a gun The.
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"This is the 77 WABC update on politics I'm Dominique Carter New York governor Kathy hochul claims she was unaware prosecutors had issued subpoenas related to her lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin's failed comptroller campaign before his appointment to his current post Benjamin was still serving as a state senator representing Harlem when his campaign for a New York City controller received subpoenas from the Manhattan district attorney's office the investigation was put on hold when the DA's office found out federal investigators were also looking into fundraising related to the campaign which resulted in the arrest of a longtime Benjamin ally A mugger shoves a 26 year old pregnant woman to the ground and then robs her in Queens all caught on video The victim was walking in south Richmond hill just after 6 a.m. March 9th carrying an umbrella when the suspect heading in the other direction pulled on her purse and not her onto the sidewalk according to the NYPD the clipped in shows the attacker grabbing the woman's purse and running off This Big Apple mom has already hired a lawyer Danelle jampel crashed mayor Eric Adams press conference yesterday posing as a reporter to criticize him over his mandate for children She was fired a short time later from her job at the city law department Jim Powell who served as an assistant corporation council learned she was canned less than an hour after she confronted the court of God New York City mayor Eric Adams Talk to you again at midnight.
"brian benjamin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In the Bloomberg newsroom President Joe Biden will make his pick for Federal Reserve chairman soon Will he stick with current fed chair Jerome Powell or elevate fed governor Leo brainer to the post Muhammad illyrian of Bloomberg opinion colonist prefers brainerd I do believe that an economist heading the fed at this point with the expertise and the experience she has and the foundation that he has in economics Would be marginally better Illyrian was interviewed on Bloomberg the open A campaign donor to lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin was arrested Friday for allegedly carrying out a straw donor scheme to benefit Benjamin's campaign for city controller more from Bloomberg's Pellegrini The campaign donor is Gerald McDowell He's charged with wire fraud and identity theft after allegedly arranging for campaign donations to be made in the names of others concealing their true source That allegedly in an effort to increase the number of matching funds awarded to Benjamin's campaign city officials confirmed to the post that details of the indictment matched filings from Benjamin's campaign Benjamin is not accused of wrongdoing in the federal indictment He finished fourth in the primary race for controller but was later named lieutenant governor by governor Kathy hoku A spokesperson for Benjamin's campaign says they are prepared to fully cooperate with authorities to be Pellegrini Bloomberg radio Elizabeth Holmes founder of failed blood test startup theranos took the witness stand in her own defense yesterday This coming just hours after the government rested its case Some legal experts have said homes have little choice but to try in person to convince the jury that she is not guilty of crimes that could send her to prison for two decades She continues testifying on Monday Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120.
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"You might not. I love the story. My mother's male canary died in 9 11. The asbestos coming from the World Trade Center affected my lungs with all the Bone marrow. A victims there and retired colonel inferior is no longer active and defensive. Thank you. Eat Frank. Alright, that about slams the lid on things for today, But don't go anywhere. We got a ton of news coming your way. Deb Valentine's got 77 seconds of news And then Juliet Huddy and I have a whole hour of news, Joe. No one's got traffic. Matt SAPIENs has got sports and we have a few other tidbits coming your way. This is the W. ABC early news to be continued. Keep listening to 77 w. ABC as we remember 9 11 20 years later, baby and W well I rfm Hampton bays. From around the world to around the block. This is a W A B c 77 2nd NEWS Update. I'm Deborah Valentine. In a speech Thursday, President Joe Biden announcing a new federal policy governing over 19 US based employers with 100 or more workers are now mandated to be Immunized against Covid 19, or the employer will have to offer weaker weekly testing. Here's president by many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans. We're still not vaccinated, even though the vaccine is safe, effective and free by and also signed an executive order. It requires vaccinations for all employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government. The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit the impoverished community of Roma in Slovakia next week. And investigations underway after a one year old was found dead inside of the bedroom of an apartment at the Webster Houses in the Bronx. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. On New York has a new lieutenant governor, its state senator Brian Benjamin. He took the oath of office in Manhattan yesterday, pledging to faithfully fulfill his duty according to the best of my ability, according to the best of my ability. Congratulations. He replaces former Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hall. Cole,.
Cities across US announce police reform following mass protests against brutality
"Demonstrators across the country are demanding changes to policing and some state and local governments are heeding those calls lawmakers in new York's legislature passed a first wave of bills yesterday and here's Brian man has been following this and joins us now Brian governor Andrew Cuomo has said he'll sign these bills into law what's going to change well maybe the most dramatic change is going to be a law making co called illegal when used by police in some cases it'll be a felony a lot of police departments across New York state had already banned this procedure but now it will be a criminal offense and this measure was named after Eric garner a black man who died in twenty fourteen after he was placed in a chokehold by a white officer his dying words I can't breathe were recorded on a cell phone video they became one of the rallying cries of the black lives matter movement and yesterday state senator Brian Benjamin who represents Harlem said this reform just had to happen we unfortunately have not been providing safety for African Americans in this country what this bill does is says you know what we're going to try to move closer to a system where everyone feels safe in this country and one remarkable thing yesterday Rachel a Republican senators to block similar reforms for years in New York they voted with Democrats on the Senate passed
De Blasio Cedes Further Control of Nycha but Avoids Federal Takeover
"The Trump administration will not be taking over the New York City public housing system. According to a new agreement between the housing department and mayor de Blasios the news came as a relief to many local lawmakers who feared handing control of the system to an outsider. Those still have some reservations, though, state Senator Ben Brian Benjamin represents parts of upper Manhattan for me. The question still comes back down to who's going to be the federal. Monitor. And does this person Ashley have housing experience experience in turning around rehabbing housing? I mean, that's what's on the table here. That'll housing officials and prosecutors will choose the monitor HUD secretary, Ben Carson said at a press conference that it should be someone who understands the role of the monitor and would be named in the coming