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Fresh "Congress" from WCBS Programming

WCBS Programming

00:52 min | 15 min ago

Fresh "Congress" from WCBS Programming

"Mobilizing to prevent President Trump's undermining of the postal Service. WCBS Steve Burns heard from Manhattan and Queens Congress member Carolyn Maloney event. Johnson with the local mail handlers union says sorting machines have been taken out of their plans. This male has to be done now manually, so it makes it more difficult for you, the American public Get the mail on time. But she is still defiant and determined. We will not allow Trump and our postmaster general to stop what we're doing. There are now several questions about that. Postmaster General Louis de Joy, previously a major Republican Party donor. This is a serious assault on our democracy. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is signing a letter from Democratic leaders asking questions about the joy and his recent moves, and it requests all kinds of documentation. And reasons why they are making substantial changes to how the post Office conducts business. Joy has denied taking any direction from the White House. He's scheduled to testify in front of lawmakers next month. In midtown Steve Birds. WCBS NEWS Radio eight New Jersey representative Bill Pascrell says he's made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General. Best girl wants a grand jury to determine Whether President Trump and.

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US 2020: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count

The Morgan Show with Morgan White, Jr.

00:39 sec | 14 hrs ago

US 2020: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count

"With all that it has broad. There's a warning of trouble. Big trouble ahead with mailed ballots in the upcoming election. The November 3rd general election will be held overwhelmingly through vote by mail. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced what could become common across the country. This presidential election thanks to the pandemic, But the Washington Post reports the U. S Postal Service has worn 46 states and the District of Columbia. It can't guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the Ction will arrive in time to be counted. The new Trump appointed Postmaster General Lewis to Joy has started implementing cost saving measures to cut overtime. Democrats in Congress have called for an investigation. 20 Gillette

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Fresh "Congress" from WCBS Programming

WCBS Programming

00:43 min | 20 min ago

Fresh "Congress" from WCBS Programming

"Yes, Yankees host the Red Sox tonight cloudy and 80 degrees on this Saturday, August 15 in just the headlines. This is W CBS News Radio 8 80 I'm John Metaxas. It's four o'clock CBS News on the hour sponsored by the Capital one card. I'm Wendy Gillette in New York. An extreme heat wave is straining the electrical system in California, bringing ordered rolling power outages to the state last night for the first time since 2011 KCBS TVs Laurie Paret Daniel Swain is one of the leading climate scientists in Southern California. He works at researching extreme events. He says. This he wave will be one for the record books. We think a lot about wildfires is being gang gris and floods is being Congress that over the past decade, humans in California have actually caused more human Hermann those things together, he predicts. We could see 100 degree temps inland for nine days or more. It is everyone cranks the A C. He's warning the state's electrical infrastructure could overload. Power grid operators say they'll decide on a day to day basis whether to institute Mohr, rolling outages, the US Postal Service as warning states nationwide. It may not be able to handle the expected flood of mail and ballots. This presidential election. Some are blaming the new trump appointed postmaster general, and this morning protesters headed to his house. W. T O P is John Doman has more from Washington. It was.

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Appointments of Homeland Security leaders Wolf and Cuccinelli are 'invalid,' report says - CNN

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:34 sec | 1 d ago

Appointments of Homeland Security leaders Wolf and Cuccinelli are 'invalid,' report says - CNN

"Top leaders at the Homeland Security Department are not eligible to hold their jobs. The Government Accountability Office found the appointments of Chad Wolf, the acting homeland security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary, did not follow federal law. Wolf's appointment came after the last Senate confirmed secretary left the job and this report found her replacement didn't follow the proper chain of succession. Democrats are now calling for both to step down. They accused the Trump Administration of intentionally circumventing Congress is roll and confirming the government's top officials.

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Fresh update on "congress" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:30 min | 40 min ago

Fresh update on "congress" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

"With David Western on Bloomberg Radio. Still to come this hour. More reaction to Vice President Joe Biden is VP pick from representative Judy Chu of California. But first President Trump followed through on his promise to end run Congress with executive orders extending supplemental unemployment benefits and suspending payroll taxes. But can he do that? And who is going to complain? I talked about it with George Washington University professor Matthew Daleks. To find out if this is indeed within his presidential powers, the two kind of flashing red lights that I see are the clear old tax. And, of course, the unemployment bump. I mean, I don't see any constitutional basis for either one of those. I think those in France just as many people have said those in French directly on Congress is constitutional spending. Ah, power and it's it's tax power on the payroll tax deduction. What the president says As I understand it is. I'm not saying I'm going to forego the taxes altogether. Which is something as I understand it. Congress has required. I'm just saying, I want to delay when we're gonna be collecting it for a while. Is that within the discretion of the executive branch, enforcing the laws that Congress has passed? Certainly the executive has some room to enforce the laws and President Ah use Executive orders all the time to do that. Think the problem that we're seeing here is that this? You know, is basically a stroke of a pen, saying that there's a tax that I don't particularly like and I'm going to defer it for X number of so you know, could a fusion president, for example, come along and say. You know the taxes on the wealthiest Americans. They really need to pay that on a faster scale or You open up a kind of Pandora's box..

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Gov. Whitmer to give update on COVID-19 response

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

08:38 min | 1 d ago

Gov. Whitmer to give update on COVID-19 response

"Are breaking into CBS News to bring you the Governor August 14th Thankyou for pain, attention and and tuning, and we appreciate it. I'm joined today by our lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist, our chief medical executive Doctor Jin, a Cal dune. Robert Gordon and director of D A change US. And Jim Hackett, the CEO of Ford. I I want want to to congratulate congratulate Jim Jim on on his his upcoming upcoming retirement. retirement. I I appreciate appreciate his his leadership leadership and and his his years years of of Dedication Dedication to to ensuring ensuring that that Michigan Michigan remains remains the the automotive capital of the world, and we're excited to be here with Ford and you'll see why shortly Michiganders have now banned fighting the covert 19 pandemic for over five months. We took one of the most aggressive approach is in the nation against this virus and because we've taken this so seriously. We're doing much better than other states states like Florida and Texas who are continuing to struggle and closed later and reopened earlier than we did, who are now seeing historic surges in cases? I'm live, reported yesterday. That despite being one of the hardest hit states early on, Our state currently ranks 40th and the seven day average of new Corona virus cases per capita And in the 40th percent testing positive on Corona virus virus diagnostic diagnostic tests. tests. These These are are wonderful wonderful pieces pieces of of information information compared compared to to what's what's happening happening across across the the country country are are average average infects infects infection infection rate for the last month was half that of Ohio and Indiana and Wisconsin. This slide shows Michigan's daily cases per 1,000,000 compared to other Midwest States. I'm live also reported that states across the country that did not take this virus seriously, are now seeing record numbers in terms of daily Corona virus cases. Hospitalizations and deaths. Georgia was the first day in the country to reopen its economy and is now averaging five times the number new cases of Corona virus in a day, five times more than the state of Michigan. And while states like Georgia and Florida and Texas reported hundreds of new deaths last week, Michigan had 43 Percent positivity rate is also far below our Midwestern neighbors. And we have continued to ramp up testing over the past few months. There's a wonderful Twitter thread by Dr Asheesh Zhaan that talks about testing and positivity rates. I think it's worth your time to look, ifyou're happened to be on Twitter. This virus demands to be taken seriously. Youth will not protect you from this virus. Political affiliation will not protect you from this virus. This virus will not go away just because we're tired of dealing with it. The on ly way we can put a stop to this pant. I make an end to this pandemic is there take it seriously, do our part to protect one another and do what we know works. My mask says I wear this for you. And it is true. When we wear masks. We were properly so it covers our nose and Mo. When we practice social distancing and when we go out to get tested when it's necessary When we do these things, we put our whole state in a stronger position. To send our kids back to school safely. Wearing a homemade mask. It's simple. And it shows your commitment to protecting yourself. Your family and your fellow Michiganders from this virus. To make it easier for those who are particularly vulnerable to Cove in 19 and who need help securing masks. Today we're announcing the My Mask Aid project. This project is a partnership, a partnership involving the state of Michigan Bheema and the Ford Motor Company, and it's a result of the hard work of the Michigan Cove in 19 task force on racial disparities. Shared by Lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist Way will provide for 1,000,000 free masks to people who need them most really incredible donation that Ford is working with us. To make sure that we're able to do this. One million of the face coverings from FEMA 1.5 million from Ford will go to low income schools, the city of Detroit. Federally qualified health centers, Some Colvin, 19 testing sites and too many organizations, helping to reach vulnerable populations, including minority residents, who have been affected by the public health crisis as a result of historic racism. Anyone interested in receiving a free mask? Can find a distribution location by calling the Cove in 19 hotline at 85356136 We're looking at their local community Action agency online. I want to thank Jim Hackett and Ford for their partnership. In this project. It's partnership is going to save lives wearing a mask has been proven to reduce the chance of spreading covert 19 by about 70%. According to one estimate. If 95% of Americans wore masks between now and December 1st. It would save 66,000 American lives. According to one estimate, if 95% of Americans do this. We can get our make our economy stronger and save one another's lives. That's 66,000 people who are parents or grand parents or Children, siblings, friends. It could be saved by the simple act of wearing a mask when he go to the grocery store pharmacy when you're out and about As a parent. I know the number one thing on everyone's mind is whether and how their kids are going to return to the returned to school this fall. It's a pairs across Michigan are anxiously awaiting their school district's to decide how we're going to safely educate our kids, whether it's by remote learning or implementing the strict safety measures I outlined in the my safe schools reopening In June. After rise and covert cases in July and early August. Our case numbers have begun to plant home. So we're not out of the woods and this crisis is far from over. But we appear to have stopped the incline, but we're now playing told and we want to see that become a decline. To get through this and to ensure the safety of our kids, educators and support staff this fall. Everyone's got to continue to do their part. We also need the Trump Administration and Congress to step up and provide additional support. Two states like Michigan, so we can send more resource is to our classrooms to keep our kids and our educators and all of their families safe. I want to end by thanking the thousands of Michiganders on the front lines of this crisis, while people everywhere have made tremendous sacrifices to protect their families from this virus. Those on the front lines have put their own health at risk to take care of the rest of us. Every day for the past five months. Gruelling, stressful work. You've ever listened. Tio this American life on NPR. They've highlighted some stories of people on the front line in Detroit. You might want to check it out. I was proud, but also it was an eye opener. And I hope maybe you might listen. Nurses and doctors working 18 hour shifts and giving up time with their families to keep them safe. You stood by the side of a bed where someone lost their battle with covert 19 and their family couldn't be there. Grocery store workers, especially in the beginning of this pandemic, worked around the clock to keep ourselves stocked to ensure people could buy groceries safely. Child care workers who've been instrumental in helping our frontline workers save lives every day. These air truly the real heroes of this crisis, truck drivers and mail carriers. People who mask up every day for hours on end to ensure our safety. They deserve our gratitude and respect and the best way we can show it is by masking up. So with that I want to say thank you to all of those who have just described have stayed on the front lines. I want to encourage everyone in our state to keep doing our part to stay smart and to mask up. And with

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Fresh update on "congress" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

01:28 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "congress" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

"Man Kate's And I'm Susanna Palmer In the Bloomberg News Room. President Donald Trump has turned up the heat on Bite dance, the Chinese owner of the popular Tic Tac app he's ordered by dance to sell its U. S assets. Trump's decision came after an investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U. S. Or C F I U. S, which reviews proposed acquisitions of American businesses by overseas investors for national security concerns. Bye. Dance bought the AP music dot L y back in 2017 and merged it with TIC TAC to create a single integrated social media application. Trump's order in effect called for a reversal of that transaction. The order, signed by Trump yesterday sets a 90 day deadline for a possible sale of TIC tac toe to a U. S buyer. Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TIC Tac's U. S operations, and it's possible that other potential buyers Could come forward. US Postal services sent warnings to 46 states that it may not be able to deliver their ballots on time for the November election, the Postal Service's inspector general said Friday. She's opened an investigation into complaints by Democrats about cuts to mail services that have slow delivery of mail and may imperil vote by mail operations. Vast majority of states are set to allow mail in voting in response to the current virus pandemic. Even as President Trump condemns the practice, many are bemoaning the lack of a new stimulus deal. As Congress appears deadlocked. Jim Bianco is the president of Bianco Research. One of the reasons I've even postulated on things like Twitter to that we can't get a deal. It's the stock market's at an all time high in congressman located and say, Hey, theres no problem. The stock market said Hi if we were to ever get a 10 or 20% correction We have a deal in five minutes, but we don't have that now. Yes and P 500 is near an all time high Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg, Quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer, This is Bloomberg. This way.

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Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption and fraud

WGN Nightside

00:18 sec | 1 d ago

Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption and fraud

"Of Cohen's new book Disloyal was released today, innit President Trump's former attorney writes that he knows quote where the skeletons are buried in quote because, Cohen says, he's the one who buried them. Collins currently serving home confinement for lying to Congress. His book scheduled to be released September 8th, The White House calls the book fiction

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Fresh "Congress" from Big Joe Henry

Big Joe Henry

00:43 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "Congress" from Big Joe Henry

"Withholding judgment until Congress actually does something eyes fast. Well, now two issues in South Jersey. Still an accident with a full closure of the Turnpike South found worth an interchange 13 and lawn side. Now in Florence, count you there's a stall on the turnpike outer roadway by the toll plaza in Florence County that blocks the center lane accident on the Parkway, North and south and buy 1 48 is gone. But the parkway North and is really slow from 1 42 to 1 45 78 Still a problem on 70 eighties founder Exit 16 and Clinton Township in acts with the tractor trailer, right lane, right? Shoulder out, Okay, the Hudson River crossings, But it's getting pretty heavy, leaving New Jersey at the George Washington Bridge for either deck, trapping sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance where you only pay for what you need. Nobody should have to pay for one size fits all insurance coverage. Liberty Mutual customizes your coverage, so he only paid for what you need. Liberty Mutual insurance traffic every 15 minutes. Next report to 48 I'm Susie Surround on New Jersey one A 1.5 New Jersey one A 1.5 weather highs on this Saturday should reach the loading gate eighties with an increase in cloud cover and it overcast conditions tonight. Scattered showers late and overnight lows in the mid to upper sixties a damp and pulled her into the weekend on Sunday with cloudy sky showers.

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What Are The Impacts Of Disbanding Seattle's Navigation Team?

News, Traffic and Weather

03:55 min | 1 d ago

What Are The Impacts Of Disbanding Seattle's Navigation Team?

"Seattle Police Department is trying to figure out how to implement newly approved budget cuts from the City Council. On Monday, the council voted in favor of cutting the department's budget by 14% for the rest of the year. Counsel suggests making cuts to the SWAT harbor Patrol and mounted officers as well as eliminating the navigation team, which responds to homeless camps comes Matt Markovich and marry Nam discussed the impact of those cuts. They're cutting the navigation team, but there's a lot more to that team. Mayor Durkin hacks. He has until Wednesday of next week to decide if she wants the veto that Monday action by the council That included those s Seattle police department cuts but also cut aspects of the outreach workers that go out with him and some cleanup crews. Now we caught up with what the city calls system navigators at Albert Davis Park in Lake City. Part of the navigation team. A year ago, the city would not even allow a tent in a city park. But because of Cove it, city officials are allowing that to happen. Now, Many City council's members say the navigation team is all about sweeping homeless camps like this one. And defunding. The police department aspect of the team was nearly unanimous this week, but a closer vote 5 to 4 vote. They chose to also defund the outreach portion of the team that tries to get people in those shelters and services. And some of the crew's that cleanup the camps in the removed biohazards. Over the last several months, There's been a shift in strategy with the city outreach workers entering these camps without police. The city Human Services Department says it's been effective. They had 400 referrals into shelter in 80% increase over the previous quarter and 104 we were able to identify 149 individuals in rolling into shelter. The only felt I'm just very long. Five months were from litigation. So for our little neighborhood is in use is absolutely devastating because we could Zero support. From any of the city officials and the neighbors across from the Lake City Park. Tell me they've seen countless set countless emails to elected officials about the crime from the homeless camp. And have heard nothing. But they praise the efforts of the outreach workers trying to get the people in the camp in the shelter. Now, one of those campers that lived at the park told me he wants to stay put because his co bit He doesn't want to go to Congress shelter any kind of shelter because he'd rather stay outdoors. And that was the settlement across a lot of homeless camps that we've been to the last couple weeks because the narrowest of margins was passed well, actually Council voted by the narrowest margin to eliminate outreach workers. We're hearing that there is some talk behind the scenes that they could possibly Change that we're going to find out again. We're all waiting for Mayor Durkin decide on Wednesday. If she's going to veto this huge package that defunded SPD Mary that we are seeing more of these homeless encampments pop up not just in downtown Seattle but in neighborhoods across the street from parks near schools now, so what are the current conditions? That would prompt a camp removal. And then who would do that? If the navigation team is eliminated? The current condition is there. No sweeps or camp removal is right now because of Cove it because what CDC guidelines And the city basically backtracked on its policy of allowing people to go in camps as long as tense aren't oven obstruction or a health hazard hazard to other people. Like being right in the middle of a sidewalk, then they're going to be allowed to stay. That's kind of the orders of navigation team happens if the navigation team is gone, both police officers an outreach We don't know what's gonna happen in terms of a violent camp violent camp. The police will go in and deal with crime issues in some of these camps. But again, it's gonna be upto officers. I may not have been trained how to deal with these homeless camps. They may be going into these camps in the future Couples MAD Markovich and marry Nam

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American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

Mark Levin

00:43 sec | 1 d ago

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

"U S airline getting ready to scrap flights to smaller city American Airlines is considering cutting plates tow up to 30 smaller U. S cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of the month, according to sources with the carrier. American had agreed to keep serving many smaller cities as a condition of receiving close to $6 billion in federal aid this spring. But the money and the requirement to serve those destinations will expire on September the 30th unless they're extended. The move by American could put more pressure. So in Congress and the White House to give passenger airlines another $25 billion for labor cost right now American is not saying which cities will be affected, but the schedule changes could happen as early as next week. Hillary

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American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

What's On Your Mind - Encore

00:43 sec | 1 d ago

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

"To scrap flights to smaller city American Airlines is considering cutting flights to up to 30 smaller U. S cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of the month. According to sources with the carrier. American had agreed to keep serving many smaller cities as a condition of receiving close to $6 billion in federal aid this spring. But the money and the requirement to serve those destinations will expire on September the 30th unless they're extended. The move by American could put more pressure. Throw in Congress and the White House to give passenger airlines another another $25 $25 $25 billion billion billion for for for labor labor labor cost cost cost right right right now now now American American American is is is not not not saying saying saying which which which cities cities cities will will will be be be affected, affected, affected, but but but the the the schedule schedule schedule changes changes changes could could could happen happen happen as as as early early early as as as next next next week. week. week. Hillary Barsky Fox News

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Dallas-Fort Worth based American Airlines to drop flights to 30 US cities if requirement expires

KCBS Radio Afternoon News

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

Dallas-Fort Worth based American Airlines to drop flights to 30 US cities if requirement expires

"Airlines is going to pull out of a lot of small and medium sized cities in the U. S. CNBC reports that the airline is planning to stop service Steptoe, 30 locations as the $25 billion federal pandemic aid package for carriers comes to an end. That aid prevented airlines from cutting jobs and service through September 30th and there is bipartisan support in Congress for extending that aid possibly upto another $25 billion. American Airlines tell CNBC that the scrapped flights could show up in its flight schedules as early as next week.

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Coronavirus relief bill negotiations won't be resolved until after Labor Day

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:23 sec | 1 d ago

Coronavirus relief bill negotiations won't be resolved until after Labor Day

"Counting on emergency Karina Varietal may have to wait until the full. U. S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell announce Congress will break until after Labor Day The members will remain on 24 hour notice. In case of coronavirus stimulus deal is reached. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that when Republican negotiators are ready to meet in the middle Democrats will restart negotiations.

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For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 d ago

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

"Both sides on Capitol Hill are blaming each other with talks on emergency coronavirus relief stalled in Congress largely gone for the summer in a nearly empty capital top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Democrats continue holding up emergency aid unless they get a flood of demands with no relationship the code nineteen but house speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will stand firm on things like postal service funding and rental assistance asked if she should accept a small the relief package from Republicans to avoid possible gridlock perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gave a damn the stalemate comes with Americans like nearly a Gonzalez worried about paying the bills with a six hundred dollar weekly unemployment benefit expired I don't think I will have a place to live I'll just probably be homeless I don't know Sager make ani Washington

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For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 d ago

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

"Both sides on Capitol Hill are blaming each other with talks on emergency coronavirus relief stalled in Congress largely gone for the summer in a nearly empty capital top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Democrats continue holding up emergency aid unless they get a flood of demands with no relationship the code nineteen but house speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will stand firm on things like postal service funding and rental assistance asked if she should accept a small the relief package from Republicans to avoid possible gridlock perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gave a damn the stalemate comes with Americans like nearly a Gonzalez worried about paying the bills with a six hundred dollar weekly unemployment benefit expired I don't think I will have a place to live I'll just probably be homeless I don't know Sager make ani Washington

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American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:42 sec | 2 d ago

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

"U. S airline is set to scrap flights to smaller cities. American Airlines is considering cutting flights tow up to 30 smaller U. S cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of the month, according to sources with the cops. Harrier American had agreed to keep serving many smaller cities as a condition of receiving close to $6 billion in federal aid this spring. But the money and the requirement to serve those destinations will expire on September, the 30th unless they're extended. The move by American could put more pressure on Congress and the White House to give passenger airlines another $25 billion for labor cost right now. American is not saying which cities will be affected, but the schedule changes could happen as early as next week. Hillary

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Jobless claims fall below 1 million for the first time since March

Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

00:22 sec | 2 d ago

Jobless claims fall below 1 million for the first time since March

"Last week marked the first time since the start of the pandemic in March that new claims for unemployment benefits fell below a 1,000,000 but not by much. 963,000 people still filed for jobless benefits for the first time assigned the viruses debilitating the economy. The newly laid off no longer have the added $600 a week in extra federal aid negotiations in Congress to extend the benefit at a lower level have

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President Trump hosts roundtable on reopening schools

Dan Proft

00:32 sec | 2 d ago

President Trump hosts roundtable on reopening schools

"Trump and vice President Pence host to the White House Roundtable on reopening America's schools. We've literally provided billions of dollars already. The states to begin to open schools. Pants at it. We're gonna make sure our schools in our states have the resource is to be able to safely re open and we're calling on Congress to work with us to appropriate another $105 billion. We believe That we could safely reopen. Our school's Pence says federal resource is have already been invested towards school reopening.

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History of the US Income Tax

Planet Money

10:01 min | 3 d ago

History of the US Income Tax

"But our country has this really conflicted history with the income tax. It was not designed by our founding fathers for most of American history there was no income tax at all in the years are brand new government needed some way to raise money, but there was no need to mess around with an income tax. The government had a much simpler way just. Tax The stuff that comes into the ports for a long time really the only way that they raised money was using tariff duties duties on imported goods. This is tax historian Joe, thorndike and tariffs are simple. Right? You send out a tax collector told the major ports ship pulls import us go through the manifests, check the cargo and you add up whatever you WANNA tax sugar guns, books simple. But there's one big problem with tariffs they fail you the one time you really really really need revenue tariff duties are great way to raise money as long as you're not fighting a war yet because someone's blocking airport right or sinking your ships on the way. News Yeah. And that that does tend to depress a little bit. So when in the United States do people start to think and talk about an income tax will you know the earliest? In American history that I know of comes during the war of eighteen twelve when the treasury secretary throws it out there it's it's really kind of a throw away in a report that he sends to Congress. You know, hey, we could consider taxing incomes but this suggestion during the war of eighteen twelve, it goes nowhere an income tax is actually a very complicated thing to pull off successfully there are three big obstacles to getting it. Right. The first obstacle is logistics like how do you make sure people pay a percentage of their income? Oh, it's enormously complicated because it really does come down to. The individual, who's filing this return, and that person we're going to expect them to begin with just to keep track of how much they're earning. Then expect a lot of honesty from them about reporting those records to the government and to make sure that they're actually doing the job you didn't have to create this huge administrative apparatus to go in and enforce it, and you have to give these people the power to dig through the personal financial records of every taxpayer, and that's usually pretty unappealing to tax payers and the government is not going to radically reform the tax code unless it has to. Unless, there's something incredibly expensive it needs to fund. This is how a lot of taxes come out. There's a war, and in fact, fifty years after the idea of the income taxes I floated such a war comes to pass the civil war. This is a very, very, very expensive warm Congress needs money to feed its soldiers by guns, cannon ships. So this time, it's not just one guy. Bringing up the income taxes a suggestion this time. Congress makes it law and even more importantly they come up with a way to enforce it Congress provides for the creation of the Bureau of internal. Revenue this is the first real income tax in the United States, but it doesn't look quite like the one we have today during the civil war only the wealthy had to pay income tax. And the government does this really very clever thing to get rich people to pay it. It makes tax returns public during the civil war anyone could go in and look up your income tax return or at least your report of how much you earn and the idea was that this would help improve compliance because your neighbor would see you driving around on your brand new plow and he'd. Say Wait a minute I that guy get all that money I'm going to see how much he reported on his income tax and they'd go in and they check it out and they could report to the agency and say, Hey, you know I. Don't think that this is the right number. This guy looks like he's living too large for this sort of an income they sort of conscripted. And made the tax collector. So who is living large in? Let's say Washington DC in eighteen, sixty four. Well, we pulled up a copy of the tax assessor sheets for DC, during the civil war and there happens to be a guy here Abraham. Lincoln. Address White House at the White House. Everyone knows where it is it's senator and and the taxes he paid I'm sure people were very interested in this one, thousand, two, hundred, ninety dollars. They're also entries here for restaurant owners for liquor dealers some guy lived on longboat may be in the Potomac River. It's clear from this list that people were paying taxes, the plan worked. Well, some people are paying taxes the north part of the country. Remember this is the civil war, the south. Also attempted an income tax attempted they had a much less effective, a tax system and their income tax was much less effective than the North's version. Is there a case to be made? The civil war was sort of an economic battle in the in the north was better at at that and raising money and and that's one reason at one. Oh, absolutely I mean taxes do have a lot to do with the. North. Winning the war. Not just taxes, but the North's ability to borrow money it. It just had a better economic foundation for fighting a big warlike that you know the income tax worked. So well during the war, you would think that the US government would want to keep it around I. Mean it's Nice to have extra money when you're actually rebuilding from the carnage and such but once the conflict ended, there was this big argument about whether to keep the. Income tax round or not, and now the income tax hits its second obstacle a legal obstacle. Remember how he said the income tax only hits the rich. Well, the rich did not like it and the rich have lawyers in eighteen ninety, five legal challenge to the income tax reaches the US Supreme Court here's economic historian John Steele Gordon. My great great uncle was one of the lead lawyers in that case and guess which side he was on. The trying to shoot down the income then you've got. Cable. He was a Morgan partner at five years later. The argument John Steele Gordon great great uncle made in court was that the income tax violated little document that we'd like to call the US Constitution here Ariba line to you. It says quote direct taxes shall be apportioned among the states according to their respective numbers. I will translate that for you if the federal government wants to raise money directly from people or property, then it has to divide the tax burden up equally Among the states according to their population. So if a state had ten percent of America's population, it should only have to pay about ten percent of the tax and the income tax wasn't taxing according to population it was taxing according to income. So the question before the Supreme Court is and as is often the case it's something kind of knowingly subtle and hard to follow. The question is, is the income tax eight direct tax. I stayed up late last night reading court documents. This is a huge rabbit hole of complicated things, but it comes down to this if any part of this income tax law passed by Congress, if any of the many taxes embedded inside considered a direct tax, then Congress did it wrong? The law is unconstitutional. That is the question that justices had to decide a very interesting thing happened in the Supreme Court. One justice was ill evacuate dying Justice Jackson from Tennessee who was argued before eight justices and they split four four as to whether or not the income tax was a direct tax and therefore unconstitutional. That's why we have an odd number of justices. He can't have a tire. Exactly. was. A four four time. The court decided that the case was simply too important to be tied, and so they haul justice Jackson out of his deathbed. Now odd number of justices and everybody knew that he was in favor of the income tax because he'd said. So publicly, Z. Really Dying Jesse really died two months later. So the lawyers re argue the case Justice Robert Jackson is. In the final days of his life is a pro income tax guy. So he's going to break the tie in favor of the income tax and the tie was broken case was decided five four. But the crazy thing is it was five four the other way it was a five four decision against the income tax. One of the other justices we don't know who switched his vote. and. So the tax was unconstitutional. No income tax. How do people reacted the time to this little intrigue Oh they've there would be a there was a lot of. In the papers about it, but the Supreme Court was silent as it so often is to what the internal workings we really don't know who who, really don't know who it but somebody's which their vote we just don't know. So there's this weird stretch in the middle of American history where the income tax has been ruled unconstitutional but this didn't in anyway settled the argument I mean, if anything the debate over income tax in America grew more heated. This is the time when a lot of big industrialists are getting filthy rich JP Morgan, Rockefeller Carnegie, and at this exact time, the nation has no income tax, the people who are not JP Morgan or Rockefeller Carnegie in the country. A lot of them feel those guys the rich need to bear more of the burden. So nearly twenty years after the income tax is ruled unconstitutional, we get an amendment to the Constitution the sixteen, th amendment ratified in nineteen thirteen a single sentence which begins the Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes just in time for another war World War One. So the income tax has cleared to hurdles so far logistics check legality check. The income tax needs one more thing to bring it into the modern age. One More L. Word Love the income tax of to this point has been a tax on the rich right everyone else was exempt in fact when they bring the income tax back after the constitutional amendment, less than two percent of the population has to pay. All this changes though with World War Two, the government needs more money and now ordinary folks are asked to pay again Joe Thorndike this is a is a real revolution because for most Americans, they've never had this kind of direct tax paying relationship with the federal government. You know they're paying excise taxes on alcohol tobacco or consumer goods but those things are are usually levied somewhere other than like on the consumer you know they're levied at the manufacturer level for the first time. Americans are sort of confronting the federal government as a tax collector and the middle. Class has never paid this tax before they not sure what to do a whole in nineteen forty-three show that one third to one half of people were unclear what

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Relief package talks stall

Balance of Power

02:50 min | 3 d ago

Relief package talks stall

"Week, we were told that a stimulus package of Congress was imminent any day any minute But now it doesn't appear that we're going to get anything even. Maybe this week, maybe even in September to take us through all this is Libby Cantrell. She's head of public policy at Kim Pimco. So, Libby what is going on? And because we thought we're going to have it for sure. I don't even think they're talking right now, are they Yeah, well, but afternoon, David, and they're not necessarily talking on and you know the agree that there was some optimism last week that And maybe some of this was just posturing and we would get a deal by this week. Obviously, that that does not look likely. At this point. However, the framework for a deal is there on DH. There is in more agreement, then disagreement on some of the big items. But the big sticking point, as you know, is the state and local funding, and Democrats are insisting on funding at a trillion dollars. Republicans, of course in their bill didn't put any money for state and local funding. That is sort of the big area where they're far apart. However, as we're going into the election, Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has many folks in his conference are quite vulnerable and who are likely going to be agitating for some of that state and local funding. So I think the bottom line here is That even though there's quite a lot of brinksmanship and posturing, there will likely get something down just because the political downside risk is just honestly too great. I'm not doing anything. Livy is your best guess that President Trump's for executive orders over the weekend made things harder or easier get a deal done because it feels like sort of every sort of put their pencils back down and forgot about this since he did those executive orders. Yeah, it's a great plan. Do you think that and those were in some ways more more symbolic than substantive? I think he was trying to re balance the negotiations trying to increase leverage. For Republicans, and maybe he did that for a day or two. But I think the broader recognition is that those executive orders are limited in terms of what they can actually do for the economy. The unemployment insurance benefit in particular, looks like it's going to be very hard for states said to implement it only lasts for a few weeks anyway. So I think that there is a broader recognition that these you know Theo didn't do very much and you know, at the end of the day Congress has to act and you saw Majority leader McConnell come out last night and basically saying that negotiators needed to restart talks, So maybe the put a pause on those negotiations for a day or two. But I wouldn't be surprised if you know if congressional negotiators didn't start talking again in the in the next few days or so. We'll

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Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales

Glenn Beck

00:47 sec | 3 d ago

Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales

"State Mike Pompeo, reacting to an inspector general report finding the State Department was within its legal right to bypass Congress when it approved an arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The internal watchdog report also concluded the State Department did not fully considered the possibility of civilian casualties wanted to prove the $8.1 billion deal to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. Which is fighting rebels in Yemen. Travelling in Prague, Secretary Pompeo called the inspector general's pronouncement. Totally unfounded. Were very thoughtful about how we reviewed the risks. We did it right. There is a careful process. All voices were heard inside the state Department. Of course, we want to protect civilian lives. Congressional Democrats continue to criticize the sale. Saying there was no emergency that required the action.

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Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

On One with Angela Rye

07:54 min | Last week

Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.

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"congress" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

#SUNDAYCIVICS

09:50 min | 3 months ago

"congress" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

"Opt for that story. That will be the story. Oh my goodness Oh thank you. I love gallows humor all right when we come back here on Sunday. Civics as I mentioned I have a guest bring to the front of the class. He's an educator. Turn Congressional candidate Jamal. Bowman will be joining us to have a third conversation because how many of us are home schooling kids right now. Oh my God. Oh my gosh appraised. Oh okay all right. Well we're GONNA talk about education policy and how being a principal translate into running for Congress and What we can do about our education system in in that aspect plus many more things because congressional Con Congress members. Don't get to just work on one thing So we'll talk more about that when we come back with more Sunday civics. Thanks June. Love you love you to issue am proud that you must do to stopping this shop. Boy Who is the Shah? I go back to Sunday civics earlier this week. I had a wonderful discussion with an innovative educator. Who's now running for Congress Jamal Bowman? He has fought for teachers students and families for nearly twenty years. He's been a leader in the opt out movement across the state of New York and connected parents from diverse backgrounds to that fight. He's led efforts to educate elected officials on the impact of toxic stress on health and education outcomes and he recently earned his doctorate in education focusing on the benefit of the community school model after seeing the failures in our education system. Jamal Started Cornerstone Academy for Social Action. That's located in the Bay Chester neighborhood of the Bronx. It's an alternative I'm sorry it's an innovative public school with a strong emphasis on student voice. Holistic Education Cultural Awareness and love now through his work and education. He seen firsthand. How low income families are locked out of opportunity by system? That's rigged for the wealthy and privileged. He threw his work is been a principal. He's been an advocate and principal. He's seen the results of inadequate housing homelessness mental health the Racist Immigration System the school to prison pipeline food deserts and trauma filled environments has had an impact on children and their families. Welcome to the show. Jamal thank you so much for joining us here on Sunday civics. Absolutely thank you for having me. It's really an honor to be here so we are going to begin where we begin with all of our guests particularly when you are here for the first time. Why don't you tell us the story of Your First Civic Action? Civic Action I don't know I think back to when I was a kid and I would hold the door for an old older person walking behind me To go into the door I That comes to mind I also think about when I first started teaching nine hundred ninety nine at the moment I didn't think of it as a civic action but now as I reflect I think it absolutely is they civic action a civic duty you know. Educators provide an amazing service to our country in so many ways and and so many ways where. We're sort of the UNSUNG heroes. I think of our country So becoming a teacher comes to mind but then I guess you know after working within the education system for about seven or eight years and really a dealing with the inequality and the lack of resources and just how so many of my students. She's had to struggle not just within the school system but outside the school system And then and then taking the opportunity to push back so I would really often engage. elected officials parents teachers In organizing around you know different things need to happen in our school. So you know I think in two thousand eight is when I wrote organize parents teachers and students to write a proposal for a new public district school. That might have been my first sort of big civic action in Pushing back again consistent and I thought Wasn't doing right by our students. You know you created a new district school now what that means because I know we hear a lot of conversation about private schools charter. Schools House is basically difference of how schools are managed but talk a bit about that process and one year awakened in you. Yes so you know this is during the Michael Bloomberg our Mayor Earl era in New York City Where where we all know you know? Stop and Frisk was taking place of but there was also a zero tolerance sort of climate in our schools. And you know I was working at the time. As as the dean of students for arts and technology and part of my job was to monitor the metal detectors students would come into the building and I didn't feel I can educate it felt like a corrections officer and it was not what I got into education to be a or to do So you know Mayor Bloomberg. At that time he really wanted to push the charter school agenda And he was really you know he really attacked you know. Teacher's Union public schools as being part of the failure of a larger system and he wanted to open charter schools so we found a loophole myself of parents. Teachers and others found a loophole where the mayor allowed starting individuals to write proposes and prepare present proposals for new public schools. New District Community public schools. So that's what we did. You know we brainstorm ideas. We wrote to proposal And we opened up a school in the northeast Gronk The school is funded by city. State and federal funds As all public schools are The school is run by a school principal. In collaboration with the teachers in the school And we have a sheen GE- Parent involvement piece as well which had parents US appointing. I've been running the school so different than charter schools where charter schools often don't work with teachers. Unions are school was you know did have a strong teacher. Union president's charter schools have appointed boards of versus our school which doesn't have a board elected school board at the district level. Not at the school level and Yeah you know. We opened the district public school. We remain very well and You know I just resigned. Position January first to run for Congress will time. So let's get the politics out of the way because I want to dive more into education on but you are a candidate for Congress right. Talk a bit about that. Yes yes so You know June Twenty Nineteen June nineteen twenty nineteen. Actually we lost the campaign for Congress here in the Sixteenth district of New York Challenging long term incumbent Eliot Engel in the primary Just how long term has he been there? He's been there thirty one years. No thirty one years in the same congressional seat Serving about ten percents of the district on the directing the other ninety percent. You know which is acceptable. Served this district for ten years as a middle school principal. served in Public Education for twenty years overall. And we've seen the impact of bad policy on the lives of our students. You know it all Intersex at the doorsteps of our schools each and every day so we know the kids that are dealing with hunger and food security. We know the kids who are dealing with housing insecurity. The families who have criminal justice entanglement the impact of environmental injustice What happens in underfunded schools? What happens when you have lack of economic opportunity? Lack say places to play And Unfortunately Eliot. Engel hasn't been a leader on those issues and For me you know as we worked within our new school we were able to push back against that system and give additional resources for our kids and we've been able to organize across the state and across the country to really put public schools at the top of the political agenda for me. The turning point came in twenty seventeen twenty eighteen. Where when thirty four children died within the K. To twelve school system in the bronx and seventeen via suicide being uneducated. You realize that these deaths are not Are Not how they happen by chance. And they don't happen just because of what people try to point you as black on black crime these desecrating to trauma and he's the TRAUMAS created too bad policy policy. That's that's created communities are concentrated. Poverty prop policy that's created communities of of neglect neglect And we've seen in our kids so all of that leads me exploring a possible run for Congress and You know we were lucky. Enough to get the endorsement of the Justice Democrats at the very beginning of the campaign. And then we've got an over four. The endorsements improving the Working Families Party. The Sunrise Movement public advocate your mind the way Zephyr.

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"congress" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

06:34 min | 7 months ago

"congress" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

"Is Congress and it goes straight from the joint chiefs of staff spring to the present day okay Bresnik in in order to military do pretty much anything you want if I'm not mistaken I don't think we actually declared war on the there's only man you know you can't declarations of war thank knowing and and you're right on that if Congress authorizes the money then they it is if the money is authorized by Congress then the courts even looked at it and said well that's the approval of the courts right a declaration means at a high level of Congress as long as Khan there is nothing that says you must constitution does not say you must declare war before any arms are used against anybody outside this country and that doesn't say that but when when we were sick when we were taught is giving our analogy there was a lot of sarcasm involved it Congress is not you know Congress is not going to do a but technically Congress could say no money against anything in Iran now how that would go into where he would find discretionary funds if Congress specifically dictated no we leave around alone nothing that goes back to a rand can we spend any money on they probably could you know it's never going to happen and that would have to be tested in the courts depending on the exact thing that was happening at that time but Congress does have the control of the purse strings and they could change the way they could change a lost lady discretionary funds are gone right so let's take a look at least a little bit let's go back to nineteen seventy nine when the Iranians to go to the US embassy in into wrong okay and one time my mood and then a job as a leader of Iraq my job was identified by other hostages taken from surveillance cameras and surveillance video at the embassy as being one of the leaders of how the group that took over a kidnapped the fifty two Americans okay I also know for a fact that once Ronald Reagan was elected the end of November eighty eight thirty much Tyler wall on that the hostages would be on US soil in allied hands by the time I'm not I take all the twentieth of January where to wrong is going to disappear their response to that well those well what about your fifty two Americans now Reagan already much said to Ron will lead the man it will disappear if you check the history books no charges were released the twentieth of January yes just before we took office they were back then and you know they were released back just before president Reagan took office then I'm not really doing the job who actually why he was not under warranty Jane with this country this year we and during the Obama administration okay and like you said a minute ago nobody settings lying about Obama new on the drone strikes in a message for action aircraft attacks and stuff like that he did say that these it's in the seventies or eighties how many strikes did nobody said a word it's just a Democrat your soul buy only determined to give talks are soft and they've been after me since my house he was running and honestly in my opinion the best thing that's happened in this country in a while okay not sure what you think or what what people thank academies good people to work in yeah we're getting respect why would bottles in the White House this country lost respect worldwide did not country on this planet a respected us anymore president trump is no dummy he must be crazy like a fox but he's far from stupid yeah I mean that that I don't I don't think anybody's ever well I did the did Democrats have but I don't think anyone who is a reasonable person believes in in any way that that the trump is stupid at times it can be impulsive huh and and he has become a politician I mean he has learned to you know he has learned to act as a politician he's had contradictory of view points at times he has and always told the truth as we always as we know he's contradicted himself within you know matters of of ours all politicians have done that though but when it comes down to the substance of what he actually does and that's what we have always stated with him we said we said from the moment he was inaugurated if you remember from the very beginning we said look we're not going to go after we're not gonna be micro analyzing every tweet that he puts out and we understand the personality that he has yet so we understand the person he has we're not gonna do that what we're gonna do is judge him by what he actually does and as I've said when I look at most Republican presidents other things I disagree with the modification I think you should be much tougher and and has been a leader on deficit reduction and he is not he's completely abandon that totally and people say well the Congress but he knew the Congress he was going into sure so well if you make the promise you've got to attempt to fulfill it and he you know he hasn't done that there are other things that we look at though there are things I thought he was going to do that would have disappointed me that he didn't do he's not as a protectionist president as he says he is which is a good thing right so it's back and forth but overall I agree with him more than I do an average Republican president in over the last you know since Reagan really yeah right so far yeah both bushes yeah I'd buy like trump a lot better I think he's done more and as to the Republican Party overall I like more of what trump has done and I think he's actually been more honest and in keeping his promises the majority of his promises than many other Republicans have sure so yeah eight six six ninety right I.

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"congress" Discussed on Haunted Places

Haunted Places

09:42 min | 9 months ago

"congress" Discussed on Haunted Places

"The lobby of the Congress Plaza Hotel reminded her of the opulence that had once belonged to her back home. It was an island in a sea of hardships and disappointment. She checked in as Della Frank then asked for an airy room one that reminded her of the supposed wide open spaces. The country offered Michel Tug on a Delia. Skirts asking who della was a delia pat his head. She told them that della was a friend. Someone who was going to save them from their fate measham nodded his head looking so much older older than his four years in Delia. Let me show you press the button and the elevator. She told him that thirteen was sometimes a lucky number here. She didn't know why but it would be. They're lucky number today. She let the children explore the space before taking them to nab the receptionist to pick this splendid room for them with views of Michigan Avenue seat of faceless strangers passed far below her the Green Park. Doc and Blue Harbor glittered the August Sun. Delia tried to tire them out. But the boys woke up for a late dinner. Her hands tied the ventured out again as dusk faded to darkness. She found herself lost in the crowd. She'd studied a few hours ago. Faceless Blur in the night. She felt Tommy's hands slip out of hers found yourself grabbing at empty air. Her breath quickened as she frantically searched the crowd in front of her but there are too many people and not enough streetlamps. She heard him scream. A blonde haired woman was carrying him across the street. beat the deadliest heart stopped. She pulled me she into her arms and dove across the road. She felt the press of metal on her stomach but she was barely able to register the car as clipped her. She rushed forward even as the driver. Got Out and yelled at her. She couldn't take is from the woman that had her son. ADILIA raced after them. Measham bounced in her arms asking what was happening. She didn't have time to explain the ADILIA barreled into the woman. Freeing her son from the strangers clause but women tried to explain that she'd been taking the child to police station. He was lost after all all a delia shifted. Misha's wait so she could hold him with one arm as she placed a comforting hand on Tommy's head as he clutched at her skirt. She told the woman she could keep her own children safe. She did not need someone else to cart them off. The woman tried to say that she meant no harm but a deal was was already running back across the street with children. They were hers to keep safe. No one else is no one cared. The three of them ate dinner in strange silence me. She asked where his father was in daily told them that Papa was very a busy and they mustn't trouble him when he was working so very hard for them. Tommy's cheeks were marked with tear stains. He'd been so frightened by the other woman he asked if he was going to get taken away. He had seen his old schoolmates ripped from their parents arms. He held his breath as Delia wrapped tim in a fur coat. Softened embrace it daily it was quick to reassure Tommy. They were in America now. That would not happen here not yet. He nodded his head but she could tell that he did not believe her. She wasn't sure that she believed herself off. They headed back through the crowds to their sanctuary at the hotel even in the middle of the night. The streets were teeming with people. Nothing nothing ever stopped here. It was Tommy's turned to press the elevator. Button sending them shooting up into the sky. The first smile he had seen since that woman had taken him blossomed on his cheeks. Her sweet boy she tuck them into bed and went to sit by the vanity. ADILIA studied her reflection in the mirror. She knew what needed to be done. She just wasn't ready but then she thought of that woman of Tommy's fears her children would never know the suffering that others had. She wouldn't let that happen in a Delia picked up a razor and dragged it slowly across her wrist. The paint was sharp making the whole room. Go white around her. Her teeth torrent or lip. She couldn't scream out in. Wake the boys. The pain was excruciating. She could not put them through that there would be another way. She turned away from the bathroom home and paste through the Rome. Her options were limited. The room was stifling. Daily opened a window leading the breeze. And the noises of city life into the space the cool night air called to her. The crowds only grown while she'd been singing her children to sleep. Keep all of those people who had no idea of what others were enduring. All those people who are content to sit back and watch as was it happened or more likely turn away completely Adilia saying a prayer for herself enter boys. She lifted do them up one in each arm carefully. She duck their heads under the window but dropped it and look as bad here. It would hurt hurt. Less her. Children wouldn't notice at all. They were far too lost in the land of dreams. It Delia. Dr Own head out the window. She kissed each boy the top of his head holding them tightly and then she leap on August third nineteen thirty nine forty three year roll. Delia Langer threw herself from the thirteenth floor of the Congress Plaza Hotel. She was following her son's four and a half year old. John Michel and six year old. Karl Tommy who. She pushed out of a window right before her leap. Her left wrist was slashed but her sons showed no sign of trauma aside from the final fall. Her husband Czech Jewish former textile factory owner car. Langer told a jury inquest. That is wife had begun to speak of taking her life and the lives of their sons shortly after the family enter the United States the month before on six month tourist visas they'd applied for refugee status thanks to the invasion and ensuing occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Third Reich but the application was denied it but it appears that one or both of the boys have decided to make the best of their afterlife. The small ghosts have. I've been known to make mischief at the Congress Plaza Hotel from hiding objects to rearranging furniture. Many hotel employees report the sensation Shen of being chased down to Delia. Fateful Hallway in the hotels North Wing. There are rumors that her actual room itself is so frightening that it's permanently gently locked holding us. Mr Presence at bay all hotels are limited spaces stopgaps gaps between one place and another a temporary home away from home the built in anonymity makes them the perfect place to disappear whether the Cosby Ozbe's scandal murder or suicide at a little more than a hundred years old. The Congress Plaza Hotel has a relatively short history. But it's frequently cited as the most haunted place in the state of Illinois it is artifact of swiftly growing Chicago home a home for both great progress and great corruption its spectral footprint is no different more. The congress's ghosts include charming tales tales. Like peg leg. Johnny mischievous put mostly good-natured transient. It was believed to have been murdered in the hotel. More sinister tales include a woman lurking on the edge of the bed in room for forty one and the disembodied hand workman walled. Up during the construction of the hotels. Opulent Gold Room Offense Space. The gold room is also the site of a very strange and specific phenomenon bridesmaids. Who Attempt to take pictures? In front of the ornate eight moldings or grand piano have been known to disappear in the final photograph leading other members of wedding parties till in the frame but even with all these spectral happenings feel free to check in plenty of presidents and dignitaries have done just that the views use outside. The Congress are incredible though if you sleep in the right room or walk down the wrong hallway. You're likely to see someone worth something much more memorable..

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"congress" Discussed on Haunted Places

Haunted Places

07:17 min | 9 months ago

"congress" Discussed on Haunted Places

"Herman Webster Much It. Otherwise known as H H Holmes is often considered to be one of America's first serial killers killers. He became famous for his horrific bed and breakfast. That doubled as an intricate dungeon where he slaughtered his victims. Sisters Stirs Mini and nanny. Williams are believed to have been to of homes as many victims before his eighteen ninety four capture. He hoped to build a second torture castle. Soul on land. He inherited from many after tricking her into marrying him. Rumor has it that the auditorium annex was one of homes. His favorite hunting grounds be wary as he wandered. The hotels floors at night for homes may wish to practice his vivisection on you next and up next but it really be a Chicago story without an unearthly visit from Al Capone. Tom Hi it's Greg. I'm beyond excited to tell you about another fetching show from podcast. Their four-legged full of love and oftentimes more like family than their nickname suggests. Dog Tales tells the true stories of heroic canines who have gone above and beyond their best friend duties. Every Monday Dante embarks on a new journey of courage service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. You'll hear tales of inspiration from all breeds of life like buddy the German shepherd. The world's first seeing I guide dog or Huskies Balto Togo the sled dogs who made a lifesaving medical delivery from anchorage to nome each episode of Dog Tales as unique as the pups themselves and sure. Sure to bring you closer to the furry friend in your life so get ready to sit stay and roll over with excitement for podcast endearing series docked tails. Listen to dog tales. Free on spotify or wherever. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story. Hey if you wake in the night at the Congress Plaza Hotel in here shoes clicking looking down the hall it might be worth checking the hallway. Sure it might be a tipsy campaign aide getting ready to catch a few hours of shut eye before her fight but there was a time when even wise guy shoes had heels. It might be your only opportunity to meet a real live mobster. Well formerly alive if the eighteen ninety three world's fair was Chicago's first Golden Age. The prohibition era was it silver the FBI ward with notorious gangster Al Capone while bootleggers and mafiosos made money hand over fist. Several members of Al Capone's Organization stayed at the Congress Plaza Hotel and even claim that they held a man there for several days be apparition of a mysterious man in a Dapper nineteen twenty s era suit has been seen in both the former club and the hotel hallways but before capone was jailed for tax evasion in nineteen one thousand nine hundred eighty one. The iconic mobster was known for its charity work. He was cheered at Wrigley Field and was close with the city's Mayor William Hale Thompson and the Chicago Police Force then. Capone ordered the assassination of seven of his Irish American rivals on February fourteenth. Nineteen twenty nine. The men were mowed down by machine guns in Chicago Center. Aside and the media was particularly shocked by the reports that the gunman had masqueraded Oscar rated as police officers in order to lead the scene. The pressure was on capone's connections. Couldn't save him. The authorities would be forced to get creative with your accusations to this day. The so called Saint Valentine's Day massacre remains unsolved. This is partially the result of the ring of contradictions between different mobsters and hit men as they turned state's witness or claimed responsibility for the slayings only to recant can't but as with any mafia hit there was some cleanup involved and no one's better at cleanup that a hotel maid. Uh Tony Tiny Alasi was a festivus cleaner whether it was Gore or rumor be knew how to scrub and bribe with the best of them. This made him very popular with the Chicago outfit and he was very grateful for the patronage of a man is noble and loyal as Al Capone. He operated out of Congress Plaza taking business meetings in the hotels gold room before heading to the north scientists scour back alley Mr Capone he never calling scarface. The boss hated. That didn't want to tip off the Irish before things were in place. Valentine's Day had gone down without a hitch in theory theory. But the Hitman who Tony had never liked to flashy ninety bullets was eighty. Three too many for the events. Seven-man Man Body Count Tony's plan of getting them in and out with the perfect cover story had fallen to pieces when they squandered his beautiful borrowed police soon forums on a high caliber spray and pray approach that appeared to a browse the whole north side. What's worse they hadn't even killed their intended ended target but north side gang leader? Bugs Moran Tony had to scramble to get cops loyal to the boss to do the cleaning for him and they quickly assembled ambled list of witnesses who had spoken to the police. It was ridiculous really even the sole survivor of the initial attack. One of Miranda's enforcers knew knew how to keep his mouth shut. When the boys in blue asked him for the names of his killers he told them no one shot me and died like a good little soldier? Most of the witnesses grasped the need for silence quickly enough but one was getting them particular trouble trip. Samuels was about as dapper and as useless as its name suggested and the Waspy Dandy had walked by twenty one twenty two north Clark Street at exactly the wrong time he had helpfully told the police he had an eye for faces and he'd pretty effectively described the Hitman. Tony like the least I in the outfit but Tony had to put his personal feelings. Aside putting any member of the organization out to dry meant risk to everyone and Tony could never abide risk so he had his people but good subtle disciplined people begin. Conversation with Mr Samuels Samuels. Samuels was more stubborn that he'd expected Tony had hoped it would only take an hour to to convince them of the gravity.

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"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

09:29 min | 1 year ago

"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Of the federal pie for both defense programs and nondefense programs now what Congress needs to do is fill it all of those details about how that money is actually going to be allocated. The House made a fair amount of progress on its spending bills. Dell's version of the spending bills before leaving on the summer recess the Senate did none of that work and so now kind of in a sprint over the next couple of weeks to to get some of that done Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby has indicated that he would like to try and get several of those individuals spending thing bill done in the next couple of weeks particularly the ones for the Defense Department and the bill that funds the Department of Labor Health and Human Services and education together those let's make up about two thirds of the federal discretionary budget so it's it's a lot of money and so actually getting that done however is going to require both sort of sustained effort on the part of Congress and resolving some of these complex about individual spending items. Those conflicts frankly are going to be present in conjunction with a temporary spending bill as well. I'm the White House has indicated has released released list of sort of additional legislative language that would like to see in a temporary spending bill and several of those provisions are potentially really controversial including things around as you mentioned the the border wall and this sort of I think this conflict ratcheted ratcheted up a notch or two when the trump administration released its list of military construction projects that were potentially going to go unfunded did so that the administration could transfer money that was going to go to those projects in order to redirect it to the border so things like ah a new Middle School on a military base in Kentucky which I will also remind us the home of the Senate Majority Leader and so we're going to see a fair amount of this this conflict play out over initially the next couple of weeks and then also over the next couple of months and so my son says that there's very little appetite on Capitol Hill for another actual shutdown like the one that we saw at the end of last year and the beginning of this year but that doesn't mean that the process festive avoiding a shutdown isn't going to be ugly somehow. I think that Middle School in Kentucky is going to be just fine. Bottom line between actual actual shutdown and process is going to be ugly as a lot of space is the bottom line to be that we're going to spend a lot of time this fall talking about budget brinksmanship and the possibility of shutdown or is this going to be a situation like the debt ceiling where you know people get out a few weeks or months wants ahead of the problem and say let's not have this fight. Let's have you know a clean presidential election without this as a kind of off hanging over it overlay to it so they it's probably a little closer to the second into the first again because I think folks were a little bit spooked by ah how badly things went off the rails at the end of last year but I have been wrong about these things in the past and I do think that by and large the conflicts are likely to be concentrated on as opposed to sort of diffuse across amac.us issues. It helps that I'm in the deal that they reached reached. I'm at the end of July. There is more money available on both the non-defense side and the defense side of the budget and so you know it's it's easier to make everyone happy when you when you have more money to to spread around we'll see Margaret in the entire postwar history of the Congress Congress in the United States. One piece of significant l'affaire related work has always happened and Congress has never failed failed to pass a national defense authorization act no matter how dysfunctional things have gotten so here's my question is this the year we are finally going to break the record and fail to pass an NDA. I don't think so I think this is going to get done that said you you know depending on what happens with the impeachment staff have back at super rancorous depending on what happens a how the border wall issues get sorted out. We don't it really know how Senate Republicans are kind of play that border wall issue so with that caveat my sense is that all the players are pretty pretty committed to getting the NDA done the outside conference as meaning the people who can participate in the conference soon the House and the Senate but are not what on Senate Armed Services our housing services. They were all told to complete their work as of last Friday this month the month of timber but think will be taken up with the conference so reconciling both houses have bills. Yes Sir past and they are in the process of reconcile. How different are they so that that is the million dollar question. There's a lot that's shared in there and we'll be perfectly fine. There are however a pretty long list of issues that that will be controversial in our different between the House and the Senate version so just to give you a very short list. I'm not going to go on forever. there are a bunch which of Wall Related Border Wall Related Provisions in the House Bill. There's a prohibition on the use of force against Iran there's language also in the House bill repealing repealing the two thousand and two Iraq. Am F- which is a general matter Democrats sort of support but the administration will almost certainly oppose various reasons. There's there's a bunch of provisions related to Guantanamo and could could have the potential to sort of change the status quo on one Tahoe there. There's a disagreement on whether to block the deployment of low yield nuclear weapons on submarines which is is controversial and very important. There's a whole North Korea sanctions bill There's a whole Burma sanctions bill. There are a bunch of climate related provisions so just tons of things in there that you know the conference are going to have to work out and as look at them. It's just not clear to me what the Middle Path is on a lot of those things. It sounds like we need an NDA walkout podcast all all of its definitely. Let's let's definitely we will bring that to you. As the conference committee proceeds with its work. I do think though but this will get done. I suspect it will get done sort of in October November time frame. I think one thing that is we'll be important to watch frankly both on the resolution solution of the a process and on the NDA is the degree to which increasingly in recent years these large bills large omnibus spending bills the NDA have become the target for moving other pieces of legislation because they are seen as must pass so margaret mentioned an entire tire two different entire sanctions bills that are in the NBA and this is you know in the Contemporary Congress is something we see a lot of so for folks out there who have interests interests in these areas. That's something to watch out for that when we talk about the NDA when we talk about the omnibus it's often not just you know individual spending provisions individual defense authorization provision this what other major policy priorities hitch a ride and on that in that vein. I would also note that the intelligence authorization snacked is hitching a ride on the day as well that is a is an authorization bill hasn't basically been done in three years. I think it is going to get done this year. There's a bunch of of really important and interesting things in there. One I would just note is a provision which are seems to be agreement on which twelve additional weeks of paid leave for intelligence community employees so that is something I'm watching with interest well any intelligence community employees who want to take their additional twelve weeks of leave and come hang out at law fair and do podcasts and talk about Congress are more than welcome Margaret Taylor Dr Mollie Reynolds. Thanks for joining us. Thanks the law fair podcast produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. This week is a good example of why two of my brookings colleagues are here talking about Congress. That's kind of Brookings Fair cooperation right there. You need to do your part to promote the law fair podcast to buy lots of law fair merch. You need to rate us on. I tunes on Stitcher on pod track. Whatever you use and you need to share US on social media. I want you to tweet about this episode of the Law Fair podcast and I want you to listen to every piece of music that Sophia Yan who is playing the music to take us out of this episode has ever recorded. Safiya Yan has been playing the welfare podcast music since the beginning of the l'affaire podcast. This episode was recorded by Michaela Fogel. The l'affaire podcast is produced produced and edited by Gen Paci. Howl and as always thanks for listening..

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"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

13:56 min | 1 year ago

"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"So the resolution itself doesn't articulate the scope specifically but what it signals is that Nadler presumably with Speaker Pelosi's blessing is gathering in from the other committees information from other investigations and from reporting what what we know that to include almost certainly is the potentially illegal payments to story Daniels and care McDougal prior to the election election which of course Michael Cohen is going to jail for in his actions in connection activities and the president is individual individual one in those materials the second bucket of issues. It seems that they will be pulling in our other corruption. Related did inquiries. I'm Benjamin with us and this is the law fair podcast September tenth two thousand Nineteen Congress Congress is back. You may have heard it. The lengthy August recess has come to a close. We have an impeachment investigation not an inquiry in Korean investigation. We haven't expanded scope of it. We have confrontations between the executive branch and the legislature and all that work congress is supposed to do isn't going away. There are budget issues. Here's a national defense authorization. Act and Molly Reynolds and Margaret Britt Taylor are here to discuss it. All we talked about what we should call the impeachment. Whatever it is that the House Judiciary Committee is doing we talked about who's going to be forced to testify and what courts are GonNa rule and win and we talked about whether any normal congressional business this will get done. It's the law fair podcast episode four hundred fifty one congress congress and more Congress. I want to start with the question. The sort of increasingly metaphysical question of impeachment are we at this point dealing with a real impeachment process and what is behind the nomenclature dispute about whether to have you know the speaker doesn't want an impeachment process the house judiciary chairman does does and so we seem to have compromised with an impeachment process that we don't call one only now were suddenly have rules proposed to govern the impeachment process that we won't call an impeachment process so molly got US started. What are the metaphysics of impeachment sure so uh. I think where we are to understand that we need to go back a little bit too earlier. In the year where Margaret I actually spent some time thinking about this question. Shen earlier in the year and a lot of this has to do with the fact that in the last two times that that House has considered impeaching Chang President so Clinton Ninety eight Nixon in nineteen seventy four they begin the process formerly with vote of the full house on a resolution one of the really important things in those resolutions involved. What were the powers that the Judiciary Committee needed to conduct the investigative work doc that would go into a possible vote on articles of impeachment and the current Congress. Thanks to evolution in congressional power since the seventy since the late ninety s the judiciary committee already had a lot of power didn't really need to go to the full house to get it which is convenient for the political political reasons that you outlined because there is this disagreement between the speaker between Chairman Nadler and others about whether and how aggressively pursue impeachment and so I would argue that you know we've been doing things. Congress has been doing things that fall under the heading of an impeachment investigation which is is the terminology that I think now there has been using in recent weeks for quite some time we are seeing this week a little bit of an escalation of that process with the Judiciary Sherry Committee setting out some rules and procedures for it to US inside the committee as it continues us this investigation Margaret Molly and Jerry Nadler like the term impeachment investigation. Some people including joining me have made fun of the House about this because it's you know it's it seems to be trying to get the the the legal benefits of of having an impeachment process to the extent that there are such legal benefits particularly in litigation without actually taking responsibility for having the House House pass a resolution saying now. We're contemplating the impeachment of the president. Is there a good reason to go through this weird dance of calling it an impeachment investigation and not having that resolution or is that really a matter of political convenience. It's for the Democratic leadership so I think you know one of the words that we use are used in passes this impeachment inquiry in this word inquiry specifically so traditionally connotes there has been a full vote by the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings readings. That's what sort of missing here. There's no specific resolution authorizing the judiciary committee to do the the inquiry. Kore- so that's why you're not hearing were inquiry. you use your hearing these other terms investigation impeachment proceedings. I think is also some of the the language that that Chairman Nadler has used in terms of whether it's sort of absolutely necessary or not. I mean I. I actually think it's it's a different proceeding that we sort of backed into here or a different situation but I'm not sure for practical purposes. It's really any different from where where the Judiciary Committee was in the context of the Clinton impeachment proceedings or inquiry and the Nixon impeachment increase so I think think practically speaking we've sort of landed in the same place why that has occurred. I think there's a number of different theories out there as you both sort of noted the political ramifications perhaps of having Red State Democrats vote on on impeachment inquiry is maybe it's not make having everyone feel particularly comfortable. There's also as you know. The various litigation matters that the judiciary committee committee and other committees are are pursuing one of which is this desire to get a grand jury material connected with the Muller reports and in order for the committee to have the strongest case before the court in getting that grand jury material because it's restricted by statute they leave the themselves as sort of having to either be in a formal impeachment proceeding or doing something preliminary to formal impeachment proceeding. I mean I do think when I when I think about it strategically from the Democrats point of view I do think there's a kind of unprincipled elegance to the solution in the sense that you know you have people who are slamming their fists on the table and demanding a formal impeachment inquiry by which they mean a set of hearings earings antecedent to impeaching the president and you have a group of people who were saying impeachment including the speaker impeachment would be a bad idea. We don't want to do it and so they don't want to. Formally sat out on the road that will lead eventually there because the president's conduct is so awful and so once you say okay now. We're going to have a formal process that evaluates this. It's pretty hard to say. Okay Nancy not that bad so what they do. Instead is they don't formally start that process. They just act like they've always been engaged in that that process and that leaves them a little bit more room to back down later and say hey. We'll never actually said we were pursuing wing impeachment. We were just kind of investigating it. Is that a a happy from Pelosi's point of view. Is that a happy collateral darrelle effect of the way they've chosen to proceed molly or do you think that's actually behind the way they've chosen to proceed so like. I don't know what's inside. The speaker of the House is head if I did. I would have a different job or some older pay more money but I think that it's really important again to think about the powers that the house needs to do what it's doing and the fact that in some ways they didn't need to take a form of out of the full House to have the investigative authorities that they want to use here. They didn't need to take a photo of the full House for the judiciary committee to have really robust subpoena power and so at the end of the day they can afford to kind of take this the solution for a little bit of a political compromise for the different parts of the the Democratic Party because they already have the eye procedural backup to do it. I think how I think about it all all right so let's turn to the substance of what this resolution says Margaret. Let's start by just explain what this resolution is. Yeah sure so what we have as of today is is the Monday for listeners who will not be hearing this until Tuesday or later. It's a draft and so this draft resolution won't be formal or official until it is voted on in committee which we expect will happen on on Thursday but what we can tell from the draft. It's actually quite a simple document. It's only about five pages. Long has abundant three pages or so of what we call whereas clauses which are paragraphs sort of set out the context and the history and sort of why the committee is doing something and then really the operative operative sections of the resolution. There's really just four pieces of it. The first is that the chairman can essentially have subcommittees do hearings earrings that are part of this impeachment investigation. The second is that committee staff as designated by the charing ranking member can question witnesses for an additional hour equally divided between the majority and the minority beyond the questioning. That's done by the members of the committee. The third point is it specifies that information received pursuant to written material written information or transcribed interviews depositions are received into the committee something called Quote Executive Session on quote and really what that that means here for for our purposes or the purpose of this resolution is it. It's not public. There's are not public materials that can just re released by any of the members they're considered sort out of confidential within the committee unless the chairman and ranking agree to to release it that provision also sort of touches on the grand jury materials as well and references an earlier set of parameters that the committee had put on those potential grand jury materials and then the fourth section is a just outlines the actually the president's sort of rights in this process specifies that the president's council can respond in writing to information testimony when he presented to the committee in open session and in addition the chairman and the ranking member can invite the President's council to review and respond in writing to executive session material so in other words the chairman actually after consultation with the ranking member can say to the President's council. You know here's the information we received. Please respond in writing to it and I would just say on that that fourth point molly and I were talking about this. It's interesting thing because those types of rights were provided to both Nixon and Clinton in the context of of those impeachment proceedings these proceedings things are actually a little bit more cabinet than those two prior instances in the two prior instances the president I think himself could you know shoe show but the open session and just had had sort of a broader swath of rights just interesting that there are a little bit more contained here in this draft resolution listen molly. How do you understand these rules. In relation to the committee's history admittedly somewhat limited committed modern history in impeachment inquiries or investigations yeah so I think the point market just made about the due process rights of the president resident and the participation of the President's council on it's exactly right. I think the rules that relate to the receipt of information and the degree to which the information is considered to be taken in quote unquote executive session for us more or less in line with where the Clinton and Nixon impeachment increase for the piece on the handling of the grand jury material in this case is a little bit different a lot of that has to do with.

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"congress" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"congress" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"They, I've, I've heard them over and over again, say there was no evidence of a conspiracy, and it's like there, there was evidence of a conspiracy just for a variety reasons there was not enough evidence of conspiracy charge. I am and that's important. I had guests on this program who said who who've said that there is no evidence multiple times. They said it before they came on this program. They didn't say it when they came on this program, but they did say it after they were on this program and Muller made it very clear yesterday, there was insufficient evidence, which is, of course. It you know, is a it's actually a term of art isn't in prosecution. Well, I mean, yes, and I mean so is did not establish, but the problem was that many of the people reading the report treated, some the league Listrik language in the report as if it were planning. And therefore they didn't they didn't treat the, the legalistic nuances of the report with any any honesty, even people who have eighties. But. Yeah. So there, you know, so there was insufficient evidence to charge conspiracies whether prank pricly, it's between just Russians or whether it's between say Russians in Paul Manafort, or Russians in part page. And, and again Muller did not go into the details of why. That's true, but the report does, and in some cases, there are prosecutorial reasons for that, and in some cases, there ever evidentiary reasons that go back to the issue of. Obstruction on that. So anyway, that's that's one thing that people took his new yesterday which really wasn't new. I think it was important for molar to say his the three key details of his logic on not prosecuting obstruction. One was not allowed. The second one was it's not fair to accuse the president of a crime and not give him away to meet, at least that to prove his innocence, this challenge that acusations in court. And then the third was he was preserving evidence. So it's at such time, and well the fourth was congress. It's your job. Get your get off your Duff and start doing your constitutional job. I mean, that's sort of what the volume to stuff was about. And it was clearly an attempt to counteract the spin that Bob that Bill bar. Sorry, Bill bar gave us on March twenty four th you know, so now like six weeks ago. Right. A month ago. And yesterday we. We compared and contrasted Bill bar, saying that in the March fifth conversation, Robert Muller, did not say that the Ohel see findings were, but for in terms of his bringing a, a charge but that was very, very narrowly tailored response, because it's clear that. One of the reasons why he didn't bring charge of conspiracy is because there was not enough evidence. But the other reason was he was not authorized to bring a charge of anything it appears at all. And I feel like that, you know, I'm reading this political thing like the idea that he wasn't allowed to indict the president for anything. I don't think that's been terribly communicated to people politico. Threw it off. Like everybody knows that, that, that Muller was not allowed to indict the president for anything. I don't think people knew that, frankly. Right. But right. And, and so and, and, and I also think there's been a great deal of thin about how historically prosecutors have said to congress, take it off your death, and even can star, even though he said, Clinton was guilty of the crime over and over and over again, which violated the rules that Muller himself held himself to in other words, he could've fed. Yeah. This was clear obstruction, but he didn't because he's not Ken Starr, but even can star in handing this to congress did not say. Hey, congress. This is an impeachment referral. So no one should expect Muller to said. Hey this impeachment referral. It was clear to people who had read it closely because he kept saying their constitutional means to do this, and prosecuting is not one of them, he reemphasized that yesterday, but it was clear in the report had people read it, it was, you know, he kept saying over and over again, congress congress, congress congress, you know, we don't want to charge him. Because that would interrupt the actual constitutional means holding him accountable..

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"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"They like, hey, I'm gonna make this hard for you as I possibly can. And you're going to be defending lawsuits, and I'm an appeal them to the hilt. So you know, I think he's probably try he really doesn't want that information out. That's the first thing that says to me in the second thing is, you know, he's communicating people who might be involved that they're gonna be high costs to trying to get these this type of information. Yeah. I think that this your point Margaret about kind of the political symbolism of doing a full frontal assault on Congress's oversight. Power is really important. I think that the that President Trump and the folks in the White House likely kind of see their goal in this or one of their goals in this assault is just proved to their political base that you know. They're gonna do everything they possibly can to stand up against the Democrats on the hill who are you know, being unfair. And I think this gets again to away in which are current environment is different than previous episodes of even very contentious oversight conflict between congress and the executive branch and that historically the executive branch. The White House has seen potential political costs to not complying or taking a hardline no compliant stance. And that's why historically we've seen subpoenas be valuable in compelling negotiations. And then talked earlier about how in the Myers and Bolton case in the holder case there were protracted negotiations between congress and the White House, and everyone was trying to reach a politically and legally optimal for your respective side argument, but the politics here, it's the little I think are different. And so that there's this this value that the Trump administration sees in just being as aggressive as possible, and that's the politically optimal approach. Yeah. I think you know, this he sort of busting through norms here. Right. We've seen this president do that in a number of ways, he's definitely bussing through norms here. I think the question for the congress in particular House, Democrats will be you know, how do you respond to that? Do you you know, bus through your own norms. So for example, as we've talked about before there's several different ways to compel a person to appear before committee civil enforcement actions, which we've talked about in the potential for the executive branch to bring, you know, criminal misdemeanor or suit against someone which isn't going to happen. But there is this third option, which is this inherent contempt power which hasn't been used for years and years, it essentially what it means is, you know, the capitol police would be deployed to go and get someone and bring them to Capitol Hill. And this hasn't literally hasn't been used. In just decades and decades and decades, but you know, the question for the Congress's will what are we gonna do? Trump's Trump's bussing to these norms. Are we gonna bust through our norms of of not using that type of process, and I would just note that Gerry Connolly's democrat for Virginia actually mentioned this recently sort of just mentioning that there is this inherent contempt. Power to for the capitol. Police to go out and bring someone before the house. So, you know, these are sort of interesting times we're living. Yeah. And the the word that always gets thrown our our the discussion of why congress abandoned its use of the inherent contempt. Power in the early. Twentieth century is that arresting people and putting them in the capital jail was quote on unseemly. And so I think to your point about the times we're living in is it more unseemly than anything else were observing. Well, so the congress has one other power that's relevant to this Margaret as you pointed out in your piece yesterday and that is the power of impeachment. And in the the Nixon impeach me. Articles as you point out. There is actually an article that deals or a section that deals specifically with refusal to provide material to congress, and so talk a little bit about how you know, how bad situation would have to get before before the stiffening of congress might be thought about as a sort of independent basis for impeachment. So traditionally there is this conflict between the executive and legislative branches over documents and comply with with some Pena's, etc..

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"congress" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"congress" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"We must be pioneers of the future. This congress must accelerate a future that Vance's America's preeminence in the world and opens up opportunities for all building comedy that gives all Americans the tolls. They need to succeed in the twenty first century public education, workforce, development, good paying jobs and secure pensions. Here's speaker Pelosi twelve years after she first became speaker of the house broke that marble ceiling that she likes to talk about twelve years later. Taking that gavel back and becoming speaker again just to show the political resilience of a woman who is dominated the National Democratic Party conversation for quite some time, clearly a political survivor when you think about all the money that has been spent against her all the controversy. She creates for her own members by being a political lightning rod that she is. And of course for being that target of the opposition. She is still here and today reclaiming the most powerful post in the congress and number three in line for succession to the presidency. She the number four person of mine. The Senate president pro was new today. Senator Chuck Grassley, the senior Senator for the majority party in the Senate, the Republicans Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Became set in proteomics today. And he is number four in line after today's events for the presidency, this freshman class in the house that Nancy Pelosi will now oversee is huge. There are ninety two freshman sixty two Democrats thirty Republicans. This is one of the most diverse houses we've ever seen in this democratic majority certainly the most female, my colleagues, Adam Levy and Ethan Coen have put together a whole series of facts and figures of the the firsts in this congress one that particularly strikes me is the age Alexandria, Cossio Cortez of New York, you remember her she defeated. Joe Crowley, the member of democratic leadership out there in that queens district in New York. She was born on October thirteenth nineteen Eighty-nine. Just this fall, she celebrated her twenty ninth birthday. She is the youngest member of the house of representatives. But. There are thirty eight members in their thirties. Eighty six members in their forties vis is a young house, and it is a more female house. There is no doubt about that. We've seen more women elected and sworn in to the house of representatives today, then we had ever seen before there are one hundred and two women in this new hundred and sixteenth congress in the house. Eighty nine of them are Democrats thirteen of them are Republicans that is the kind of disparity we see in the gender gap in a lot of polling as well around the partisan divide as it comes to gender, but eighty nine Democrats thirteen Republicans of the freshman class. This is amazing. Thirty six women are in the freshman class. Thirty five of them are Democrats only one is a Republican. So history is being made here. We're seeing the first Muslim American women elect. To congress. The first native American women elected to congress. These record numbers overall. There's no doubt. It's historic day on Capitol Hill. But what it represents what it means is also there is a new world order in Washington DC, and this government shutdown is going to be priority. Number one now because the House Democrats will vote today to pass them spending bills to open up the government. The president has already rejected what they're passing. So we are still in a stalemate. And here's the thing for the House, Democrats, they now have the majority. So they're now also going to have to prove that they can actually accomplish something and delivered to the American people.

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"congress" Discussed on Important, Not Important

Important, Not Important

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"congress" Discussed on Important, Not Important

"Organization that's dedicated to getting scientists to go beyond just advocacy and get involved in electoral politics, whether it's run for office themselves or support fellow scientists in stem professionals that are stepping up to run for office. Awesome. You wanna just give us a little background on how all that got started. Sure. My background is I'm a chemist by training. I worked in breast cancer research and drug discovery and then actually stepped out in read a business for over a decade and in twenty twenty thirteen. Eighteen twenty fourteen. I was increasingly concerned in frustrated with congress. You know, we y. Well, you know, as much as I love and believe in the promise in deliveries of science, what what became obvious was that science can't solve every problem when we have a congress said is in a blatant denial of the very real. Effects of climate change. You know, that's voted fifty times to take away health care rather than fix or try to fix the problem. But I realized was that sometimes solutions to a political or policy answer. And so I decided to step up in in run for congress, and thank you. Yeah. Well, you know, I, I did not know what I was getting into. Which probably is what allowed me to do it. But what I learned was that there's a real lack of people with scientific backgrounds in elected office, and I think the, you know, the effects of that reflected in both the policy and the process. That again, it feels like a complete understate, but yeah, and we're, we're definitely going to dig into that for sure. Good news. Sounds like because of folks like you and organizations like you, there's quite a wave of of those similar minded folks who've essentially said, well, fuck it. I'll run myself. So hopefully that works out and we'll, we'll dig into that more so. So how did that go for you? Well, I actually ended up running twice being the stubborn Irish person I am and, and so I did not make it through the democratic primary, but I, you know, I learned a lot about the process in how hard it is to break into politics when you don't come from a traditional political background. I mean, right now there are more talk radio show hosts, although a valuable, but there are more talk radio show hosts in congress than there are chemists and physicists. And so I founded this organization to help give scientists a peek behind the curtain as to what is actually involved and ticketing you to unite and engage the scientific community to support these these candidates. So incredible and important now more than ever. Yeah. I mean, you know the the attacks on science didn't start with the Trump administration, but they've taken what felt like a war on science and turned it into an all out war on facts. And that should have everyone concerned. All right. So let's get. Let's get this going. We we love asking questions here and specifically questions that are going to elicit some answers that off. Are action oriented answers. So we're going to set up little context of for the conversation today. Ask you a bunch of questions, so we start try to fix the problems that are that are happening because the time is now and that's it, and then we're gonna take a by after that. Nope, pretty pretty neat dress. And then all the problems are fixed. Yeah, we're good pretty sure that's how this works. Yep, Yep. As we're going for so Shaughnessy we do like to start with one more question about you and it. We do feel like it sets a tone in a number of ways instead of saying, tell us your life story a, we liked ask Shaughnessy. Why are you vital to the survival of the species. Well, God help us if I am, but I, you know, I. Are you? Are we all have a responsibility to step up and get involved. And you know, I think one of the good things to come out of the Trump election is that it has made a lot of people realize that they have a.

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"congress" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"congress" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Cybersecurity cybersecurity experts and members of congress said they were mystified by the move well if mystified members of congress don't understand why that happened congress could ask it congress wants to now do something in the face of documented rushing attacks on our election the intelligence communities hair on fire assertions that those attacks are continuing the president's public inexplicable denial of those attacks and the president publicly siding with russia against his own government and his own country on these issues specifically congress could ask right congress has the option to hold hearings if they were also mystified they could hold hearings on why the top cyber security official at the white house was fired months before the midterm elections was not only fired his job was eliminated and he was not replaced congress has options are elected officials have plenty of practical things they can do right now today to pick up the slack on this is a national security matter to try to protect the country to try to figure out the extent of what has been done by russia and their confederates while we are still in the midst of this attack their stuff to do there's plenty of stuff to do it's not even stuff that's hard to do hold on a quick very practical totally doable to do list next in march the department of homeland security and the fbi issued a joint alert this march twenty eighteen announcing that russian government cyber actors were targeting critical infrastructure in the us this wasn't about russia attacking our elections and political parties this alert for march was that the russian government was using its hackers to target america's energy sector or quote commercial facilities and our nuclear sector how about congress hold hearings to investigate that that seems like a serious thing and that seems like something congress can do right now if they were so inclined if they wanted to help find a way out of this national security crisis we find ourselves in right now this whole bunch of super practical super specific stuff congress could do if they're looking for ideas here's another idea free for nothing last month in singapore president trump's surprised everyone by announcing unilaterally that he had agreed to cancel joint us military exercises between the us military and our allies in south korea now this is not a concession that he traded north korea it's not like he got something from north korea for that this is just something he unilaterally offered we later learned that not only had the president not consulted south korea about the fact that he was gonna make that announcement he hadn't consulted the us military about that before he made that announcement we know from wall street journal reporting several months ago that cancelling the cancelling of us military exercises with south korea is something that president trump was actually asked to do by another world leader according to the wall street journal vladimir putin had asked president trump to cancel those joint exercises last year in a one on one phone conversation how about congress holding hearings on that massive policy change and it's national security implications and how that policy change came about who was consulted on it how was the president advise where did that idea come from several days before that announcement from president trump the president again surprised everyone with his announcement that it's the new position of the us government that the g seven should become the g eight again they should invite russia to be part of that group again never mind all the reasons why russia was kicked out in the first place russia should be back in that international alliance now that is something that would obviously suit russia very well but apparently again there's no indication that anybody else in the us government was part of that decision or was consulted about it or even had noticed from the president that he was about to make that radical uturn in us policy and announce it publicly and that's a radical change in an important us policy how about holding congressional hearings on where that policy change came from right right where the president gets that idea how we're other foreign policy and national security officials are in in our government involved in that shock announcement and if they weren't why not if congress feeling up to it they.

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"congress" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"congress" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Pretty major piece of legislation that did get through this congress and there aren't many pieces you can point to that talk about what he means by rebuilding our nation's military he said this morning on cbs to to to gayle king that he had helped to restore what had been a hollowed out military what is he saying alluding to that that the congress did under his leadership that achieved that and what did he mean by that that omnibus appropriations bill that they passed last mind it is one of the largest increases in spending by the federal government in recent years and to do that republicans and democrats had to work together because they needed democratic votes in the senate to pass a spending bill so they the republicans like paul ryan were able to get a very large increase in military spending i believe this year it's something like eighty billion dollars of an increase to get that they agreed to democrats wishlist which was an increase in other domestic spending some social programs and for agencies now that military spending is going across the board i i read the entire omnibus last week before that i liked i liked to hurt myself yes right and and the the military spending a lot of it is for personnel it doesn't include a pay raise for our troops a lot of it is for training but there is a lot as well for equipment new aircraft new some new ships for the navy it is very wide ranging extensive you pointed to something else that this took a what sounds like old fashioned dealmaking to get this done and it took us some democratic priorities to be put in there for this to be assured passage in the senate which you know has different rules than the house it's an as has a even tighter margin there it also meant that the cost of the bill went up you know i think of paul ryan as textbook deficit hawk and obama yours you always talked about the need for the deficit to come down he talked this morning about how the house in his time always passed a bill.

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"congress" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"congress" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"So i will be setting new priorities in my life so this is something that's clearly real for him it's not simply a an excuse i it's meaningful for him and yet you think about paul ryan coming in a guy who had led a important committee on the hill a guy who had been his party's vice presidential candidate not so many years ago and somebody who set a tone i think for what he wanted the congress to achieve i'd love to play a clip of from that clip number three as we talk about the way in which he said atone for congress when he first came in in october two thousand fifteen we need to move from an opposition party to being a proposition party because we think the nation is on the wrong path we have a duty to show the right one our next speaker has to be visionary won we says you think about covering congress which you to every day was he able to set a visionary path of for the house of representatives was he able to shape a new understanding of what republican leader ship would be on capitol hill i think that's going to be debated for some time and obviously his term of office isn't over yet so there's still time on the clock for him as he knows however i think it seems like the answer at this moment is no not in his two and a half years as speakership what he did however was stem some of the bleeding over the very sharp internal divide in this conference he was able to get through a very difficult in a very difficult situation a healthcare reform bill to repeal and replace obamacare that failed in the senate but ryan did the heavy lift in the house and got it through there which was remarkable he was able to keep his conference from going to complete war with itself but a greater vision no that that did not happen let's talk about some of those divisions within the conference not because the press simply likes to feast upon controversy and internal dissent although god knows we do in the press but also because it's meaningful because.

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"congress" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"congress" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Washington well m a unfortunately it is the case now that no matter what the republicans do in washington uh if they do something that could be sold as a a benefit to the country the country may not know about it because of this president is in a death struggle with the washington media and press corps and they are disinclined to write much of anything good about donald trump or the republicans in washington uh so the word i mean that's kind of how you account for these generic ballot so in people would buy ten or eleven points prefer democrats running congress is kind of an intriguing question on the other hand can you suppress uh the public's knowledge of a strengthening economy on if it results from the tax cut um we the sink signals so far here in january is that the economy is beginning to do very very well and does i think mitch mcconnell himself has said uh boy if we as republicans can't go out there and sell a strong economy to the american people and relate at the tax cuts were in the wrong business well all right dan i think that's a fair summary of uh of where we are here at the start of the twenty eighteen year a big year for congress uh because of the november election and the final chance for republicans to put their stamp on the federal government to at least with this congress so thank you kim thank you dan will back tomorrow with another addition of potomac watch.

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"congress" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"congress" Discussed on 1A

"Congress you figure it out and they're like what really that's your approach you just figured out you which i'm just gonna throw this political hand grenade into the middle of everything us we have to do and if this separation which the beer beginning to see demonstrations of it becomes more increased then you are going to have by the end of this year not only few accomplishments but a deepening sense of estrangement between the white house and the republicans it was telling the country in 2016 you put us all in charge we're going to get this big agenda centrist thing that sense of a split also came out with part of what president said recently at a rally where he was pitching the tax package to voters had offered congress a carrot with one hand and a stick with the other listen so this is our onceinageneration opportunity to deliver real tax reform for every day hardworking americans and i am fully committed to working with congress to get this job done and i don't want to be disappointed by congress do you understand me on this understand and that divide might also be exemplified by questioned the jason left on our facebook page jason rights they'll have to address north korea and whatever the un comes up with my hope is that congress clarifies and improves things without the donald's input what is your read on north korea it seems like congress i don't know how much there is for congress to do right now since were kind of waiting to see what north korea does what south korea and japan do what china does what the un does.

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"congress" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"congress" Discussed on 1A

"From a congressional standpoint with dhaka right well it in many ways this isn't unanticipated foot then homeland security secretary john kelly now the white house chief of staff months ago had been sort of suggesting to lawmakers when asked about dako would the administration defended in court and he had told lawmakers probably not and that this is a problem the congress is going to need to address there was a pending court challenge likely pending court challenge coming to dhaka and the administration had a decision to make he's giving congress time to do what is responsibilities which is to write immigration law you're we got a lot of tweets and questions about the fate of dhaka about what congress might do including this one that a listener left in our bucks part chris chicago from the ending darker in a way that will or congress to act with although lee and media hype leading up to the announcement plus the delay which essentially amounts to a deadline for congress to pave the dreamers it's hard not to wonder if he's planning on a using daca recipients leverage all eight hundred thousand of them to force congress to add increased enforcement or maybe even funding for the wall to a dhaka replacement though i wonder how likely this scenario looks to your panel your chris thank you for that question major garrett what about using daca as leverage for other things just one observation chris says a promising future as a congressional reporter let me say that right now because i do think that is part of the equation certainly attorney general jeff sessions and stephen miller who worked for jeff sessions when he was a member of the senate.

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"congress" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"congress" Discussed on 1A

"That was attorney general jeff sessions speaking today in washington daca allows two year work permits and the federal government says it will not accept any new applications we'll keep you up to date on what congress does now in a statement the white house said it will wind down daca over six months to give congress quote the opportunity to consider appropriate legislative solutions unquote what congress is back in session today after its august recess daca was just one of many items on the list for wants to come this fall today we talked about congress's todo list and president trump has not been very happy with congress so far but he did give lawmakers something of a backhanded compliment during a rally last month in arizona i think congress is going to make a comeback i hope so tell you what the united states is counting on it the president is right about that last part the country is counting on what lawmakers do in the next few months though it remains to be seen how much will or even can get done let's get some clarity on this congressional todo list with our guest this hour joining us in studio is npr congressional reporter susan davis susan welcome to one a great to be here also with this is major garrett the chief white house correspondent for cbs news and the host of the podcast the take out major welcome back great to be here and lauren fox is a congressional reporter with cnn she's been traveling with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell over the august break lawn glad to have you with us thanks for having me susan davis let me start with you the thing that's on everyone's mind today especially right now is the program known as deferred action for childhood arrivals or daca currently it offers about eight hundred thousand undocumented youth a temporary reprieve from deportation lay the groundwork for us in terms of what is at stake.

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