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Exposing the Democrats' Election Hypocrisy
"For four years, Hillary has referred to Donald Trump as having stolen the election her word not mine for four years refer to Donald Trump as illegitimate her word not mine. The late. Congressman, John Lewis, who marched with MLK, they loved them from John Lewis. He didn't go to Trump's inauguration as the 25% of the democratic congressional delegation because they thought Donald Trump was illegitimate. With less evidence than the way we feel about 2020, much less.
Thousands Gather for Annual "March on for Voting Rights"
"In dozens of cities across the country. CBS is Nicole Killian has that report from Washington, D. C this morning, standing shoulder to shoulder the nation's top civil rights leaders with thousands of supporters in a call to action for federal voting rights legislation. We are not Going to let you fill the bust our way. Our voter protection group was joined by the brothers of the late Congressman John Lewis. They touted a bill named after him that was passed in the house this week and urged the Senate to act It protects The right. This event comes on the 58th anniversary of the march on Washington and marchers pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation without Republican support. Earthquake relief
Lawmakers in the House Narrowly Approved a $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint
"Slash 401k. House speaker. nancy pelosi yesterday kept her democratic caucus together to advance. The party's three point five trillion dollar budget framework. But the hard work of deciding. What exactly will be in that budget. Bill remains ahead pelosi herself not at at some of the future challenges. This legislation will be the biggest and perhaps most controversial initiatives that any of us have ever undertaken in our official lives before members of the house left town. They also passed voting rights legislation named after the late. Congressman john lewis. Npr congressional correspondent. Kelsey snell is here. good morning. good morning so kelsey. We spoke yesterday and democrats. Were stuck with moderates refusing to go along with speaker. Nancy pelosi's plan to advance these bills. How did she get this massive budget framework to move forward. We'll pull up has been seeing since june that there would be. No vote on the bipartisan infrastructure. Bill until the senate passed a separate three and a half trillion dollar partisan spending package so centrists were willing unwilling to sign onto that and they successfully lobbied to get a specific date. September twenty seventh as the official date that they will get a vote on the bipartisan bill. Regardless of what happens with that partisan bill now that is a victory for them in the sense that they were able to separate the two issues and give themselves an opportunity to you know have a test to vote on infrastructure if democrats are not able to come together on that very complicated process of writing
162 Minnesota School Principals Sign Pledge to ‘De-Center Whiteness’
"Minnesota principles signed de centering whiteness. Pledge group of one hundred sixty two principals and assistant principals at minnesota schools has invoked the late civil rights icon. Former georgia congressman. John lewis to push their goal of de centering whiteness in education. The good trouble principles described themselves as close a loose coalition of local principles bound together by a commitment to changing our nation's future by engaging and better more equitable education practices equitable by the way. Notices is the word not equal equal. Means that you teach every child as best as you can equitable as you get the same results. You get equal results then not even related. John lewis said. Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of the day a week a month or year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never be afraid of making some noise and get in trouble. Getting good trouble necessary trouble. The letter reads the undersigned principles. The declare publicly today that we are making some noise and getting in good trouble really is not possible for leftist to get in good trouble. There is nothing to left to out of out of your mind for you do was suffering if the people take the battle of martyrdom for no reason people who get into trouble or conservatives not leftist the letter states that the principles intend to do that by centering. Whiteness and dismantling the practices the reinforce white academic superiority which allegedly includes standardized testing and an americanized version of a caste system. Our schools maureen melander free sleeping. A member of the group said it's concrete goals Concrete goals include increasing varieties of student in school. Evaluations that go beyond the annual standardization testing process. In other words. They'll give you greats based on your
Democrats Unveil Plan To Update Landmark Voting Law
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting Democrats unveiled a plan to update the landmark voting rights act representative Terri Sewell of Alabama introduced a bill Tuesday that would update the landmark voting rights act amid a flurry of new laws in Republican led states tightening rules around voting the bill known as H. R. fork is named after congressman John Lewis of Georgia of the civil rights leader who died last year house speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats plan to pass the bill when the house returns next week a companion bill brought by Democrats in the Senate known as the for the people act has stalled in twenty thirteen the Supreme Court set aside to keep provision of the voting rights act and the High Court further weaken the law in a ruling this summer Mike Rossio Washington
Navy Christens USNS John Lewis on Anniversary of Civil Rights Icon's Death
"Marked the one year anniversary of the death of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon. To mark the anniversary. A Navy ship was named after him. News NATIONS Alexander the moon reports Chris in the John Lewis. One year after the death of Congressman John Lewis. The Navy christened the USNS Jean Louis in his honor because John Lewis was a warrior speaker Nancy Pelosi in more than 30. Members of Congress were at the ceremony. What is most important at this critical time? And what would please my uncle most is the passing of the John Lewis voting rights bill. Democrats say that John Lewis Voting Rights Act would help restore protections and required jurisdictions with a history of racial voting discrimination. Receive federal pre approval before changing their voting rules. There is doubt as to whether or not the John Lewis voting rights bill will be able to pass the Senate.
Rashad Robinson Is a Leader Fighting for Equity and Justice
"Rashad robinson. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks for having me. I am so glad we are able to do this conversation one because it's the last possible episode a of pride month but also because of where we are in the country right now and if there is one person to talk to about this sort of inter sexual moment we're in right now in our country. You are that person. So i'm just going to throw out this broad. Brush question to you and ask you. What would you say is the state of our union given the perch that you're in right now. Yeah i mean given the purge. I'm in right now. She's been thinking about this. A lot and i was thinking about this. A lot as we lost congressman. John lewis and thinking about all of the political In policy change that happened during his time. During that era of the sixties the voting rights act civil rights. Act spending time with Congressman john lewis sort of later in his in his tenure. I don't think we're in that same era of big serve structural policy change. I think were in this moment of deep cultural shift. You saw it last summer. When racial justice became a majoritarian issue doesn't mean there isn't backlash. But what. I mean by racial justice becoming majoritarian issues. That many people thought the best we could do in terms of activism at that time was clap outside of our windows are uplift investigative journalism and it was racial justice that moved people to the street. Move people to action led to upticks voter. Registration
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"At promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration a very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on Selma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery,
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"Klein. President Biden signs an executive order today aimed at promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary. Of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration. Ah, very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on soma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery, Alabama.
Georgia sees decline in COVID-19 impact
"Have had on these numbers. Sabrina Cupid 95.5 WSB. You heard it here on the home of the dogs. Today, Georgia couldn't catch up down the stretch, losing to Florida 72 63 the final score volunteers spending the weekend planting more than 300 blooming trees and freedom Park. In honor of late Congressman John Lewis. Tomorrow would have been his 81st birthday. The civil rights icon died from cancer last summer. We'll check traffic and weather coming up next WSB news time. Seven. Oh, three with Metro bites. The mobile your hard earned money goes further. This tax season. There's zero fees the switched enjoy Metro's lowest price. Just 25 bucks a line for four lines plus get four
New coronavirus variant found in Los Angeles County
"Angeles county unfortunately hit a covid milestone over the weekend there are now more than one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the most populous california county and the strain out of the uk is now in la. Health officials say that this new variant is about fifty percent more contagious than the form. We've been dealing with all this time more contagious net not more deadly but just more contagious and health experts. Also say it's likely that the new british isles version of the covert is already spreading in southern california
Nikema Williams on her first day in congress
"So this is a picture of Congresswoman Nicky, Mo Williams was taken Sunday, right inside the Capitol Rotunda. Let's see if we can get There we go. So this was right after she was born in. So Williams represented Georgia's fifth district. That was the seat held by longtime congressman John Lewis until his death last year. Congressman Congresswoman Williams joins us live Now for our special election night coverage tonight, Congressman First recognition. Hey, congratulations to you. It's only been a few days. Has your experience in Congress been interesting? So far? How would you describe it? Oh, it has been quite interesting and it is going to continue that way. Because tomorrow we have the electoral college certification. And on the House floor. And as you probably have heard, there are a lot of Republicans that are looking to contest the election results from six days and George is one of those states. So I get the opportunity to defend our democracy on my very first time Speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives, and that certainly is fitting for you, Congresswoman, So tell me about that, though you were one of the 16 electors here in Georgia that certified Electoral college votes just a few weeks ago, And now this, you have to face this. Like you said, kind of on your first day. Absolutely. And so as I was thinking about tomorrow like my ascertainment that was fine with my name on it was signed by Brian Kim. In theory, anybody who would have done anything possible within the limits of the law. I assume it prime hip is not gonna do the chemo Williams any favors, So I am looking forward to tomorrow because I am assured that once everything is said and done, Joe Biden will continue to Be the vice president elect, and we're going through these games that the other party is playing, and it's really beyond partisanship. At this point, Jovita it is really an affront to our patriotism. This is about our country. Now. This is about our democracy. And we are going to see you're like election results Turnout tonight and they should have been focused on these election results like we were because I'm optimistic, and I think I'm gonna have to Democratic U S. Senators from Georgia Joining me in Washington Gods woman. What happens if the results at the end of this night with these run off So tomorrow? What do you think it's going to take for perhaps the country to come together? You have used language, saying that you'd like to represent everyone and unite. Absolutely so. And I will pure appraise the quote by James Baldwin. I can love and work with anyone except for those people who believe in my repression and don't believe in my humanity at the person, But what I hope that we can come together on is how do we get our Children back to school safely have a five year old. Was in the background, so I hope he doesn't join us at any moment. But it needs to be in school and person, but it needs to be state. How do we get our economy back on track? I get the emails from people who have been waiting for unemployment is this summer? Because are they don't have jobs for no fault of their own. And how do we make sure that we get this pandemic under control? Have a good roll out of this vaccine, Get the people vaccinated that needed and keep people safe in the process, So I hope those are some things that we can come together and work on that impacts everybody in this country. Not just one party. Thank you so much. Congresswoman Nicky, Mo Williams, representing Georgia's fifth district. Now we know that you are anxiously awaiting these results as we are watching them here at home. So thank you for joining us taking your time tonight. Thank you. Thank you. You have in
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Congressman John Lewis applauded the efforts of a new generation. With the sense of determination and commitment and dedication. There would be no turning back. Street in front of the White House was renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza. Discussions of Police Reform and Training remain active. We will ban choke holds and strength of those are police officers are to be guardians and not warrior for Monica Waters, 95.5 WSB give Iraq and how to bring in three people who were on the air when these protests over racial injustice hit their peak in Atlanta, the summer mark Aaron for the Mark Arum Show and Shelly, winner from word on the street. And first of all, silly. Don't you have a partner? I do? I do. So let's talk about my partner. We find out that she couldn't make it because she had a scheduling conflict. So you know, we won't even mention her name. We'll address that later. When I want to start with the night of May 29th when you guys were on the air all weekend, really and mark Never thought I'd see that level of violence in this city. It seems like years ago, honestly, J I mean, this year has just been such anomaly. And that was a night for the ages. That's tonight. That's going to stick with me for the rest of my life. Our city. The city too busy to hate wasn't in the shown in its best light that night, Shelly. Why? Why did that happen here? Atlanta's an interesting city. It's all African American run, but the young people of increasingly moving away from that Atlanta way they're increasingly seeing. Well, if my grandmother and my mother fought the same problems in the same problems exist there. Calculus is basically maybe non violence is not the way to go because I'm still seeing the same problems existing from that calculus. I understand where the violence is coming from. I don't agree with it obviously just happened. Our young people are fed up. Six months later. How effective wasn't as effective as the Watts riots as effective as the Detroit riots? It wasn't effective. You got the same problems, you're going to have the same problems. They may not be covered as much in the media as they were doing an election year as the change anything, absolutely not Keisha lands bottoms is going to be the mayor of Atlanta. All the people are going to remain in power. No one's gonna be politically affected by it. Life goes on. I think a majority of the people that took to the streets were not intending violence, harm fires. What I do think was criminals are criminals. But there's some smart criminals out there and they seize opportunities. And they say, Well, people on the street. Let's get out there and get ours. It wasn't the people that are really for some sort of change in the way we do things, But I agree with your point. I think that there might be a disconnect from Generation to generation. One thing in my room of sports that that I have noticed as a as a result of this that that might be a microcosm elsewhere is awareness. You look it. How the NFL handle Colin capper Nick four years ago, they would not touch him with a 30 ft Pole, And now you not only see the NFL, but every other sports league getting involved here to the point where games were canceled everywhere this summer because the shooting of this council It's a different era. Things change so rapidly now, right? The NFL saw that they said. All right, we got to get in front of this MBA. More than anyone did that. Those of the times we live in things change really quickly. You know, I'm a cynic, and I believe that the sports leagues did this just the marketing. There was no sense that we do see two systems. I think the MBA and I think, especially the NFL because Colin Kapnick stills not work still is not working. Working. Excuse me, But I think the NFL by large that is a marketing tool. They saw that they were pissed. Off less people by doing it, then the people they brought into the fold to be potential fans. This is clearly the biggest movement since the civil rights era of the sixties. The leaders then were well defined. Who are the leaders? Now It's like everything else. It's kind of like the tea party. It's kind of like occupy Wall Street. It's all the same thing. It's a loose collection of people doing their own thing. There's a bunch of people who truly believe, and there's a lot of people who would just say, Hey, this is the new way. And I'm going to get on board. There is no leadership per se because the young people were raised in a different era. They didn't really look up to the Jesse Jackson's and Al Sharpton's other world. That was my exact point. This happens 25 years ago. It's Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in the forefront, and now we have LeBron James, or some people's popular on social media. That might not be household names. So what makes this such a big story here? I mean, obviously is a big story nationwide is Shelly. This is the birthplace of the civil rights movement. And and this is where Dr King lays and Ebeneezer is. So I think we are super sensitive to that movement. Because we are. We're here in the birthplace of it. Absolutely. And one of the great stories and I don't know if I'm allowed to tell a story, but I'm gonna tell it anyway. John Lewis spoke While the Atlanta rise we're going on in his thing was telling the young people get off the streets we need to have love. We need to have Nonviolence and discipline killer Mike and T. I were asked by the mayor to come out that night, according to Kill him like he told me that it took T I and our to convince him to do that..
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
"Twenty twenty brought devastating loss of life including those who held a prominent place in the nation's history or culture the pandemic took the lives of more than three hundred forty five thousand Americans in twenty twenty and there were notables who died from various circumstances but funerals and memorials we're limited postponed or held online in twenty twenty we lost a prima court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I'll do the very best I can in this job civil rights icon congressman John Lewis just because the racism is still deeply embedded in our society basketball great Kobe Bryant's rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen Little Richard Sean Connery Alex Trebek an actor Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer at the age of forty three also gone Kenny Rogers Regis Philbin a livia to Haviland and musician John Prine who died of covert nineteen I'm Jackie Quinn
Jon Ossoff and the movement energy hes tapping in Georgia
"John asa. Thanks so much. For coming on the podcast. Thank you so much. Jonathan grade the bigger right so you just started a bus tour a six day bus tour. If i remember right where are you going. And what kind of reception have you been. Been getting because it's been a one day already so far. Yesterday we were out in in madison and augusta and we will be hitting not just every major city but Several dozen small towns will be very visible in rural georgia. And this is the health jobs and justice bus tour across the state in the program that we are encouraging folks to get out and vote to support is one that ensures every georgian has great healthcare that we invest in economic recovery and job creation infrastructure clean energy and that we passed major criminal justice reform at a new civil rights act and that is galvanizing our coalition. There is movement like energy in georgia. Right now and as. You've heard me talk about jonathan. The situation in georgia is unusual. Because you've got a young jewish son of an immigrant running alongside a black preacher. This is not how democrats have been running in the south for the last couple of decades of talk more about that. Because i've heard you say that in television interviews Mostly in television interviews. And you know you both. You and reverend warnock who. You're talking about another person. Who's been on the podcast of your both sons of the south but for you in particular you were born and raised in georgia. As you just said you jewish-american and for a lot of people. The south has not been hospitable to african americans or jewish-americans. Talk talk about your your Your childhood your upbringing a did you endure wild antisemitism there in georgia not wild anti semitism up but it's something that pops up from time to time in the life of any jewish person. I think that. Because i don't wear a keep up right a yarmulke because i'm not outwardly. Observant I would not attract the same sort of over a of anti-semitism might who's judaism is more apparent externally or as a black person might in the south. But i think that when i inflict on my childhood so i was bar mitzvah at the temple which is a a reform synagogue in atlanta and one of the interesting things about the history of the temple is that it was nineteen fifty seven when dr king established the elsie in atlanta and it was nineteen fifty eight when the temple was bombed and from the late nineteen fifties through the civil rights movement of the early and mid nineteen sixties and all the way through the present day there has been an alliance between blacks and jews in georgia and when i first sat down to have a meal with congressman john lewis because my first ever exposure to anything like public service was working as a very very young man in his office where he wanted to talk to me. You were in high school. That's why it's had very very young man that exactly. I mean we ever had for about ninety minutes. He wanted to talk about that alliance. He wanted to talk about how he marched. Alongside rabbis and jewish activists. Here was a young jewish man in his office. He wanted to talk about the necessity of nurturing and strengthening that alliance and not taking for granted that that would happen on. Its own and so i- i reflect often as you've heard me reflect about how he is looking down on us right now in georgia smiling.
There's Another Runoff in Atlanta, Georgia
"In Georgia. Today, voters are deciding which candidate will briefly fill the House seat of the late Democratic congressman John Lewis. Christopher Alston with member station W. A. B has more from Atlanta. Robert Franklin and Kwanza Hall. Both Democrats are competing to be Atlanta's congressman for just a few weeks, one of the shortest house 10 years in U. S history. Runoff as a burden toe already overworked metro Atlanta counties, which are also conducting a recount of the November election. Erica Hamilton, his election director for the cab county employees. This is what we live for. This is our job. We expect that we're ready for it. It gets it just adds extra Layer two are learning experience with his 2020 election. The winner of this runoff will not serve past January. Congresswoman elect in the chemo. Williams takes office for NPR News. I'm Christopher Austin in Atlanta. This is NPR news
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Lewis Congressman John Lewis. Before his passing wrote. Democracy is not a state. It is an act and what he meant was that America's democracy is not guaranteed. It is only a strong as our willingness to fight for it. To guard it and never take it for granted and protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice, but there is joy in it, and there is progress because we the people have the power to build a better future. And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election, with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching you ushered in a new day for America. To our campaign staff and volunteers. This extraordinary team thank you for bringing more people than ever before into the democratic process. And for making this victory possible to the poll workers and election officials across our country who have worked tirelessly to make sure every vote is counted. Our nation owes you a debt of gratitude..
Joe Biden campaigns near Atlanta, GA
"Biden makes his pitch to Georgia voter. We win Georgia. We win Everything. Vice President Joe Biden visit shows he's taking no votes for granted, noting even pundits wouldn't have guessed four years ago that a Democratic presidential nominee and and Senate Senate candidates candidates would would be be in in such such competitive competitive races races in in Georgia. Georgia. I've I've been been around around a a while, while, but but I've I've never never been been We're We're optimistic optimistic about about America America or or the the American American people people them them right right today, today, Biden Biden reminded reminded Georgians Georgians his his late late friend, Congressman John Lewis, called voting the most powerful, non violent weapons this time to stand up. And take back our democracy in Atlanta. Veronica Waters. 95.5 WSB
Democratic convention live updates: Speakers address issues of national security, criticize Trump
"My mentor, Congressman John Lewis knew that the right to vote is sacred. Georgians know that our ability to vote is under attack. Long lines. Voters depression Donald Trump is even call vote to nominate Joe Biden underway at the Democratic National Convention. You're listening to live coverage from ABC News, Check Vote 230330 and make sure your voice is heard in this election. In the cradle of the civil rights movement and in the spirit of good trouble. Georgia cast are 117 votes for our next president. Joe Biden, Guam
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.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Paterson, New Jersey where ah, who knows how many ballots of this is your they'd won 19% of the ballots disqualified in New York City, where Carolyn Maloney still doesn't know whether she wanted primary That was five weeks ago. Because they're still counting and this is the chaos. This is the pandemonium, the anarchy that the Democrat Party is gleefully inflicting upon just one narrow area of our lives. Our political lives in that selection day. It's kind of an important one. They've been working to undermine our confidence in our public institutions for a long, long time. Now they're doing a heck of a job. Really good job, Brownie, and it is truly extraordinary. I have a number of articles with me today. That I wish to share with you having to do with the many irregularities on red flags having to do with mail in balloting, and and I've been playing the audio of Joe Scarborough and Eugene Robinson from the Washington Post, telling them how you just shouldn't expect this year's election to be like a normal Western election. Because the Wuhan read that loose down the planet by the Chinese Communist Party who lied about it. And the world Health Organization who lied about it. And now we have the woman red death loose on the planet. So everything has to change. We could never go back to normal, You know? This is this We can never go back to normal thing is being pushed mostly by people who didn't like normal in the first place, because the most part they're not normal and normal. Doesn't suit them very well. Abnormal suits them a little better. Also, there was the funeral the final funeral in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday for Congressman John Lewis the civil rights later from the really deal days of civil rights, not when the big issue was whether students can use student I DS on Election day, even when they don't have to show ideas, the Democrats, Europe, all kinds of trouble, but all kinds of things Barack Obama really proved what he was made of yesterday, politicizing and I was watching the I was watching the funeral. To the extent that I could not watch a great deal of it, perhaps not 100% but close And I was kind of pleased by a lot of what I saw. I thought it was it was some of it was there were actual tributes and and they were honoring the man John Lewis and talking about the real deal. Civil rights movement. When the Democrats like Bull Connor and George Wallace and horrible fathers, and they're all Democrats. Every damn one of them was Democrat just by the way. And effect. Barack Obama mentioned a couple of them yesterday. Couple of his legacy Democrats George Wallace Bull Connor among them, and he's comparing to the police today. Bull counter on DH. Then they attacked. The police had said, Really the violent mob in the street? Not the civil rights movement of the 19 fifties in the 19 sixties, but Barack Obama politicized and racialized and polarized and all kinds of eyes D, Martin ized and Simon ized. The debate yesterday and it was really repugnant. It was appalling. It was not only un presidential. It was an extension of the violent mob in the street. It was it was so divisive. That it could be considered sickening. And I have a bunch of that audio to share with you today just to demonstrate that point Also, they had another man. The Reverend James have Lawson before Barack Obama spoke. Who's had some pretty crazy, outrageous things to with no sense of irony, but really Barack Obama, the former president, United States showed what he was made of yesterday. And so much of what he said was patently an absurdly falls, but at least it was divisive and polarizing and and racially combative. Because God knows, hey has no legacy other than the legacy of what we're seeing in the streets of America today, I mean, really, What is what Obama care that That was great. That was that was a wonderful thing. Other Nats what Iran getting nuclear weapons with our money when it's not really our money, but he gave it to them. It had been seized money, and he gave them tens of billions of dollars. The world's number one state sponsors of terror. He didn't pull out of Iraq recklessly and precipitously, allowing for the rise of Isis as well. It bombed Libya into oblivion and left have failed state in his wake, which is now largely controlled by Al Qaeda and Isis, I guess. Okay, so the violence in our streets and not his only legacy, he did begin the practice of assassinating American citizens without due process. I don't think President Trump has followed suit. But if he did, I can assure you CNN in The New York Times would not sit on their hands and say that he had done real good there. It's an amazing thing. Well, he also bombed more countries than any president since World War two. Alright. His legacy is more than just the violence in the street in the burning of courthouses and And the racial divisions and polarization. He's got a number of things. To course, there's Obama's care, which is just a nightmare. Extraordinary stuff. And, you know, you see, I picked up the post today and they had by the way. We're 8886309625 and we're going to get two of those, and I've got audio on those and a bunch of articles honestly on the voter on the problems with mail in voting, which the news media says doesn't exist. Out of one side of their mouth. And then the next day when they think everybody's forgotten Yesterday's news because they have. There's another story about the disaster that is mail in voting in Paterson, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the 12th Congressional District in New York. Pretty much every place you see it. You're you're having to eliminate huge swaths. Huge percentages of the vote because of issues will just say, and they are many. They're layered their numerous and their redundant and repetitive. And unnecessarily duplicative. But never mind that there are many, many examples of the horrors of already just from this year. Mind you not to mention Jimmy Carter years ago, presiding over a commission with James A. Baker, the third, the former secretary of state looking at mail in voting, and they both discovered Jimmy Carter. That this was going to be a disaster that would lead to all kinds of problems, and they predicted this years ago, but that's all been swept under the rug by the party. And when I say the party I mean the Democrat Party. And that means the news media naturally..
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"Congressman John Lewis has been laid to rest. His civil rights legacy was honored by three living presidents during a funeral today in Atlanta in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white officer six years ago. There were hopes that a new black prosecutor might reopen the case against Officer Darren Wilson. But the prosecutor has declined. In the restart of the N B, A players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz took a knee together with opposing coaches locking arms. The Jazz won the game 106 to 104 In baseball. The Nationals beat Toronto 6 to 4. This is AP News. A nominee for a top Pentagon post who once called Barack Obama a terrorist had his confirmation hearing put on hold. A Senate committee has canceled a confirmation hearing on a controversial former generals nomination to a top Pentagon post. That comes amid it continued furor over offensive remarks he made about Islam and other inflammatory comments. The nomination of retired Army Brigadier General Anthony Tada to be the Pentagon's undersecretary for policy was already under fire from Democrats. Media reports say he posted tweets in 28 Name calling Islam and oppressive and violent religion. The tweets were later taken down. Senators say he called his remarks aberrations. I'm Walter Ratliff. Talk show host Ellen de generous, has apologized to the staff of her show. After complaints of a difficult unfair workplace stacks closed mixed. The Dow lost 226 points. I'm Jackie Quinn, AP News.
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"And Prince William. Counting me. Alloy Consisting W GOP knows by the way traffic now moving again on Route 29 Lee Highway between Gainesville and Haymarket. It's 5 11 The crowd gathered for the funeral of Congressman John Lewis rose to its feet with an up roar of applause during a eulogy from former President Barack Obama. Mr Obama talked about the selfless sacrifice of the civil rights leader and that the voting rights he fought for our under siege by President Trump, who's floating the idea of delaying the election. Joining us live to talk about CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Great to have you, Leonard? Happy to be here so to other presidents were on hand. But it was poor former President Obama, who offered this impassioned defense of democratic ideals that he says are being threatened. He's been more outspoken, but not like this. Can you talk about it? Look essentially what President Obama was saying is, if we wanna honor John Lewis's legacy, truly honor it. We need to finish the work of John Lewis's lifetime. Which is to ensure voting rights, for all with no obstacles in anyone's way and in effect. What he did with his rhetoric is he entered the political fray not directly not through partisan attacks, but with clear and pointed assaults on those Particularly Republicans, who were doing exactly what John Lewis fought against all of his life, which is to undermine the voting rights of the American people, So he did it through lofty and impassioned rhetoric. But his message was clear. He was definitely part former president and part preacher today, talking about the protests as well, something that Louis energized in his day is a civil rights leader, nearly losing his life in the fight. Can you characterize what Mr Obama said, and its relevance at this moment in history? So, in essence, what President Obama did was draw a straight line from Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Bull Connor in Birmingham. ER, George Wallace. The black lives matter. And the civil rights struggles of today are voting rights struggles of today. So you know, he basically said Bull Connor may be gone, But today we witness with our own eyes, police officers. Kneeling on the next of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But then, he said he worries about the federal government's sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Clearly referencing what happened in Lafayette Square when President Trump wanted to go to the church and hold up his Bible. So he drew a straight line from John Lewis in the 19 sixties tow what's happening today, and clearly, that was a strong message that this next generation now has to take the torch. And continue on with the fight that John Lewis began when he was just Ah, young, a young man in 1960 CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn Thanks so much for being here. Thanks Always. By the way, we have not heard a response yet from the White House with the president is expected to speak shortly, And if there is a response to the president, former President Obama's speech, we will bring it Let's see what happened on Wall Street today. For that. We turn to Jeff Clay ball by the closing bell. The Dow was down 226 points. But the NASDAQ rallied again Money news in 10 minutes on double the GOP sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River Technology decisions aren't black and white. Pink red. Hello, George Wallace. Hello, Hillary. Let's.
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"Honoring Congressman John Lewis. The Lion State there Until Wednesday. You're listening to ABC News. Stay connected to stay informed. Cho, Mo Midday. Good afternoon. It is Tuo, too. I'm Kelly Blighter. With the top local stories from the Comb 0 24 7 Do center Seattle is Jenny Durkin and several other mayors are calling on Congress to block The deployment of federal troops to their cities more from comas. Jeff Po Djula President Trump has said federal law enforcement to Portland, Chicago and Albuquerque to put down violent protests. He's made no secret of the fact that he's targeting Democratic cities. But now the mayor's air, pushing back, arguing that use of law enforcement for political purposes is illegal. In a letter sent to Congress, they're asking lawmakers to impose limits and require local consent. Jeff Pooja will come, Oh news. Meanwhile, more federal troops are headed to Portland, The Washington Post reports. More than 100 deputy US marshals and at least 50 personnel from Customs and Border Patrol will be deployed to protect the federal courthouse. This will more than double the federal law enforcement presence in the city since mid July. Federal law enforcement agents apparently we're not involved over the weekend when Seattle police clashed with protesters almost Corwin Haig has the latest anti police demonstrators in Seattle rallied in solidarity with Portland protesters who lately have been detained and physically harassed by unidentified federal officers. As this Seattle marcher puts it, that sort of heinous. Tierney is what we're all fighting against. But no federal agents were conspicuously present during Saturday night's face.
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"Majority in the U. S. Senate today releases details of their Corona virus stimulus plan. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has our top story. The first thing we need to do is to renew the unemployment benefits standby, the families that are working the hardest to keep their families together during this difficult time that Senate Democrat Dick Durbin, he says. While he believes extending unemployment benefits is job number one for the Republican majority, he's concerned occurrence. $100 a week bonus will go away. Republicans are arguing like this $600 a week is making everybody who's unemployed, lazy for life. I don't believe that for a minute. Republicans continue to say the enhanced unemployment benefit is a disincentive for people to go back to work. Representative Karen best disputes that on CNN's state of the union. There are a lot of people who are not going back to work because they know it's not safe. There is also an awful lot of people that don't have the jobs to go back to White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows says the unemployment bonus is a nonstarter. We're not going to stand that provision. Instead, he tells ABC is this week. Republicans have a different unemployment plan to provide Unemployment insurance extension that would be 70% of whatever the wages you were prior Tio being unemployed that it would reimburse you for up to 70% of those wages. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls that plan unworkable. The reason we had $600 was its simplicity. She spoke on CBS's face the Nation Figuring out 70% of somebody's wages. People don't all make a salary. Maybe they do. They make wages and they sometimes have vary. So why don't we just keep it simple unemployment benefits and the the enhancement which is so essential? Right now, Pelosi told reporters last week. The $600 a week bonuses, not an extravagance. It helps put food on the table, and it helps people pay their rents and mortgages so they don't lose their homes. Republican Senator Ted Cruz tells CBS's face the nation. Pelosi is off base on this. You look at the $3 trillion bill. She's trying to push its just shoveling money to her friends and not actually solving the problem. The $3 trillion bill he refers to is the Heroes Act passed by the House, but untouched in the sand. In it. The Republicans have had the Heroes Act for over two months sitting there in their chamber. Why would you wait until people are to the point of running out of their benefits? Representative Karen Bass on CNN? I want to know why you would let people suffer like this, but off. A lot of people need this out. Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, also serves as head of the National Governors Association. He was speaking on CNN's state of the union. We just got to get some bipartisan cooperation on both sides and sit down and hammer something out. Linda Kenyan Washington It's 10 after the body of former congressman John Lewis will lie in state of the Capitol Rotunda in Washington today and tomorrow over the weekend, the late civil rights icon made his final ceremonial crossing over the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. Darryl Forges has more from Selma, Alabama. Congressman John Lewis said he came to Selma every year to be renewed inspired and reminded that there's still work to be done when it comes to justice for all, Congressman John Lewis made that final pass here at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This as thousands.
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"The late Congressman John Lewis has made his final trip across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, a procession with the civil rights icons. Casket was carried across the bridge, where he and other marches were beaten by state troopers. 55 years ago, Luis will be put into a hearse and take it to Montgomery. He will lie in state in honor in Montgomery before going to D. C. He'll be the first African American to lie in state. In the Capitol Rotunda box of Steve Harrigan. Lewis died earlier this month at the age of 80. Republicans plan to roll out a $1 trillion relief bill on Monday. Democrats passed their own bill back in May, while the GOP in the White House have been unable to agree on specifics. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, lot of Democrats are gonna insist on three tree and Which would be way too much. It would be wasted money. I'm confident President Trump will lead us to a solution for we have money for kids jobs on health care. We need to stimulate the economy. Graham, speaking on Sunday morning futures with Maria Bartiromo, another night of violent protests in Seattle in Portland in Austin, Texas, a man was shot and killed. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is critical of Portland's lawmakers. We see city leadership there has fostered an environment that allows these criminals. To do this throughout the night untouched absolutely untouched If Wolf on Sunday morning futures with Maria Barter Ramon President Trump has sent federal agents to Portland and Seattle, despite calls by city leaders to withdraw them. Tonight. Con of the Golden Age of Hollywood has died. Olivia the Havilland passed away today at her home in Paris at the age of 100 for America is listing.
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"Two days. Top news, traffic and weather always connected and constantly update in your car at home at work and on the go w T o p Never miss a moment. Good afternoon. I'm Sandy Coz l an A gavel is at the editor's desk. Coming up. The flag draped casket of Congressman John Lewis has made a final trip over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. It's his memorial shifts to Montgomery, Alabama. Treasury secretary says Republicans air set to unveil a $1 trillion Corona virus aid package proposal to juvenile escapees from a Virginia Correctional facility caught out of state. I'm Melissa how we'll tell you about the Oscar winning actress who has died. She was over 100 years old. W T o P NEWS time. 1 31 CBS News Special Report. John Lewis. His body is carried by horse and carriage over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. It's part of nearly a week long celebration of the life of the civil rights icon. At a memorial service in Alabama. Jason reads books about his legacy. I figure around for action only Edmund Pettus Bridge confronting Alabama State troopers. And now Alabama state troopers will lead his body around the state. CBS's Bob Schieffer walked across that bridge some years ago with the Georgia congressman. He remembers what Louis told him about that brutal attack. He was the first person hit..
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"Congressman John Lewis began today near his childhood home in Troy, Alabama, with a service celebrating the boy from Troy, a name given to the civil rights icon by Martin Luther King Jr. Mourners gathering at Troy University 800 tickets given to the public Family asking everyone attending toe where a face covering may his willingness to calls good trouble. Prevent us from tolerating injustice. Biggest example, inspire a new generation in 1963 at the age of 23. Lewis was the youngest of the Big six civil rights activist who planned the historic March on Washington again that we were involved in a Social Revolution. Lewis led a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 demanding voting rights. He and several other civil rights activists were badly being by state troopers that day. On Sunday, a military honor guard will escort Lewis's body across the bridge for the final time he became a figure known around the world for action only had been Pettus Bridge. Confronting Alabama State trooper and now Alabama state troopers will lead his body around the state. As we celebrate his life. Louis will lie in state at the Alabama C Capital one Sunday before traveling to Washington, D. C. Where the man many refer to as the conscience of Congress will lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. Wednesday His final journey will take him back to Georgia, where he will lie in state at the Capitol before being laid to rest on Thursday. His family has asked anyone wanting to honor Lewis to share tributes online or place blue or purple ribbons on their front doors. Rachel Scott ABC NEWS, SELMA, Alabama. The Corona virus Pandemics resurgence has caused the number of American seeking unemployment benefits to rise last week for the first time in nearly four months, bankrate dot com senior economic analyst Mark Hamrick spoke with co Mohs Tom Cutler. This would appear to be Morrell Vidin ce of the deepening economic pain that this outbreak is causing. I think you can basically Sort of look at this rule to persist for as long as the pandemic process, and that is if the virus outbreak worsens. The economy also worsens and until we have a solution for that, in the form of the vaccines that we know are on the way. This is going to be the state of affairs. So nationally, a 1.4 million new jobless claims that marks the end of the 15 straight weeks where we had saying the claims coming down. It's the 18th straight week we've had elevated claims, meaning more than a 1,000,000 the good news here in the state of Washington. We did see a sharp decline of almost 25%. Now at 35,000 that's slightly above the national average among the 50 states but never the last on a statewide basis that's moving in the right direction. We'll see whether that could be some other numbers to consider, including those finding new claims under the cares act. That's right. And so for those who are intimately familiar with all this, and we hope that they perhaps aren't of a meaning that their employees and they don't have to worry about it. There's the separate Pandemic Unemployment assistance program that was created by that legislation, and this really goes to those who are independent contractors. Gig workers. Those who don't qualify and 975,000 claims they're so we're really talking about a total about 2.4 million overall, just in one week. I want to play you a cut from the president yesterday. Here right now. A lot of my representatives are on the hill that discussing Cares, Act or phase for whatever you want to call it, and I think ultimately something good will come out of something good has to come out of it, doesn't it? I mean, what's holding this up? Well, politics in confidence, Probably two things on DH. Really. It's been a problem within the Republican Party. The Democrats have something out of the house two months ago. No doubt Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate are going to go along with all that. But it really is infighting among the Republicans here and the president's insistence on a payroll tax cut, which is unpopular even among members of the GOP, But the Treasury Secretary Mnuchin did. Come out this morning and say that he doesn't think there's something closer to agree, even among Republicans. So, with any luck, they'll get their act together here. The biggest concern, I think here is the ending of the additional $600 a week. He's indicating that they'll come up with something to replace that perhaps something along the lines of payments that are equal to 70% of their previous income before they became unemployed. Alright, Mark, thanks as always, for your analysis since Mark Hamrick Senior economic analyst at bankrate dot com. That's go almost Tom Cutler money at 20 and 50 past the hour on coma News. Now it's time for the propel Insurance Money Update. 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"congressman john lewis" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"A moment of silence on Monday for Georgia Democrat Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights legend who served for more than three decades in the House until his death last week. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland even at 80 John Robert Lewis had the heart and fiery soul of a young protester for a righteous cause. Republican Tom graze over the Georgia delegation. I'm better off because of John Lewis. We're all better because of John Lewis. Our nation is so much better because of John Lewis. Following a moment of silence, the chamber erupted in applause, but some members tearing up following the Tribune correspondent Burning Bennett. Marriott Hotels will require guests to wear masks and lobbies and other public spaces starting July 27th. The Bethesda, Maryland based hotel giant has required employees to wear a mask for several months. In a video message, CEO Arne Sorenson said. The mandate is now being extended to guests. News and analysis. A townhall dot com I'm Keith Peters. Stuck in traffic. We've got the answer. Thiss reporter is sponsored by express pros dot com. It is slow in cinema County eastbound 37 like the road all the way to 1 21 today, while you're respond 24 right in Oakland tied up from 13 all the way to the college. He's found four conquered this time slow from unshakable of, or deport Chicago highway. And then North bound 6 80 in Fremont. Your signal great climb, starting to grow a little bit delayed now from autumn All Parkway all the way to Mission. North Sunnyvale, still slow south. One A one. Lawrence Expressway to Daily Cruise and then East 5 80 pleasant in between Sanderman Road and Hacienda Drive Way had some straight two by fours in the right lane. Those.
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"Congressman John Lewis on the November ballot. Longtime Congressman Lewis died last week. The Democratic Party of Georgia says it got 131 applications by last evening's deadline, as the group works too quickly fill the ballot spot for the fifth Congressional District, which includes parts of Atlanta. Political operative Roger Stone, who is 40 month prison sentence was recently commuted by his friend President Trump was heard using a racial slur while on air with a black radio host and got into a fight over the exchange occurred on Saturdays, Mo Kelly show Stone has heard uttering. I don't really feel like arguing with this Negro host Marceau. Kelly says Stone could have reached for any pigeon narrative, but unfortunately went there and characterized Negro. As the low calorie version of the N word, which is a racial slur, Stone says. And this is a direct quote. O'Kelly needs a good peroxide cleaning of the wax in his ears, because at no time did I call him a Negro. At one time. It was a common word here but is now widely viewed as derogatory in most uses on Julie Walker. Ah United Arab amorous spacecraft began its journey to Mars with a blast off today in Japan If the Arab world's first interplanetary mission, United Arab Emirates Mars probe should reach the Red Planet at about seven months. Working in an elliptical orbit spacecraft. Three instruments will study the Martian atmosphere for at least two years. The goal being to help scientists better understand how Mars evolved from a warm, wet world in the distant past. To the cold Drop planet seemed today. CBS News Space consultant Bill Harwood Sports at 15 and 45 brought to you by your local Honda dealer. Don't settle for less than a Honda, 9 45 Here's Dave Johnson. Oh, we are close to start the week knowing we're closed toe play ball for riel the nationals over the season Thursday at home against the Yankees. And yes, manager David Marquitos almost has his 30 van roster figured out. I've got about 20 guys right now Under 30 I think this is a couple. They're still on the bubble. We could do a couple of different things. You know, when we can have a couple of guys in a ball pen, we can add 1/3 catcher. We could possibly add someone that's got some speed. As you all know, we gotta play this extra inning. Man on second base deal would be nice to have somebody got some speakers Want Prince Run? Yeah, I can't wait to see that starting next ratings with a runner on second base exhibition tonight. The Nationals play the Orioles and Balder Bar. It's not all basketball for the Wizards in Orlando, the team watch good trouble. The documentary about congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, who died Friday. The film start emotions for Wizards head coach Scott Brooks at his players and amazement at all. Louis did March The Washington March. Today's 23 Freedom. Riders sit ins, Selma Bridge in Selma and just all the things that he had to go through. He's about the right thing about equality. It was special is a special night. For all of us. We had a good meal. We watched a great documentary on Let's have some good conversations and a golf what we get for John Romney won the memorial and is now the number one ranked player in the world. Dave Johnson over you till be sports coming up after traffic and weather. Another music group says no to the Trump campaign, using its music. 9 46 You know when it comes to selling homes, the bottom line is the bottom line. This is Dave Johnson and I know from experience. Jennifer Young knows how to sell homes and I love hearing success stories just like mine. There's Michael and Jackie. Over the years, Jennifer.
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"Here's is coming up mornings on the mall. We're joined by General Jack Keys. We will get his take on the changes the names of military bases the role of the federal officers in both Portland, Seattle and growing tension with China. It's 7 30 Now more than ever, on 105.9 and a cumulus stations news now male news at 7 30 Good morning, everyone I'm John Matthews. A gunman shot and killed the 20 year old son of a prominent federal judge and wounded her husband in an attack at the family's home in New Jersey was really unclear. This morning is the motive. Why did this happen? In addition to the fact Who did this, We know from investigators that this gunman was disguised, wearing from sources were learning a FedEx uniform that we don't know if it was actually aesthetics employee or someone just disguised that way, But still a lot of questions. Correspondent Bring Jin Gra U. S. District Judge Esther Solace was not injured. The FBI is looking for a single gunman. Democrats are wasting no time choosing a candidate to succeed the late Congressman John Lewis from Georgia. The civil rights leader died Friday at the age of 80. More than 130 people applied for the nomination over the weekend and an executive committee of Georgia Democrats will choose that person from a final list of 3 to 5 choices later this afternoon, once the epicenter of the nation's Corona virus infection. New York City's opening a bit more today phase for Isa Go today, Mayor Bill de Blasio. This means things like botanical gardens and zoos, for example, they can reopen but at reduced capacity 33% capacity. Sports can resume. But with no Spectators in the seats, movie and TV productions can resume a CZ well, but some things will not be reopening yet. Museums, malls and indoor dining are still off limits. Steve Kastenbaum, New York checking your money. The Dow futures are down 21 points this morning. The NASDAQ futures up 20 in sports sponsored by Amtrak. John Rahm wins the Memorial golf tournament in Ohio by three strokes over Ryan Palmer. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus revealed during the tournament's broadcast that he And his wife both tested positive for Corona virus early in the pandemic, but both have recovered. Nicholas is 80 and Austin Dillon wins the NASCAR Cup event in Fort Worth, Texas, up next traffic and weather. His mornings on the mall continues.
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"We're not saying a word. Back in 1998 Sunday mornings. Rita Braver, joined by Congressman John Lewis returned to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, scene of one of the landmark confrontations of the civil rights movement of the 19 sixties. Rita describes Lewis as one of the most inspirational people she's ever met. And you're about to see why. When you see something that is not right, my just my fair. They have a mall obligation to set something to do something. Watching Congressman John Lewis at work on Capitol Hill know hard to believe that he grew up, achingly pour in rural and segregated Alabama. Also, signs have said right men. You saw the water fountain marked colored. Water fountain, Mark White So white, waiting colored Lee As a child. This make you feel angry. Did it make you feel sad or embarrassed? As a child? I felt Angry. I wanted to check with the book out of a library. Public library. And I was told that black people could not. Checkbooks out so I couldn't use the public library. And all of this just made me more and more determined. Get an education. To find a way to change this system of find a way to get out. And indeed, Lewis did change the system. Way. Talked with him it Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama, one of the most important cities in civil rights history. And though it took years for many Americans to learn his name, John Lewis was one of the key leaders of the civil rights movement. I have been deeply inspired by morning, the kid junior And I wanted to get involved. So it's 17. A scholarship student at the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, John Lewis joins with a small group of young people. Dedicated to nonviolent protest. They become known as the city in kids. Their mission to desegregate lunch counters and movie theatres in Nashville was the first Big story I ever covered. These young people were my heroes. I watched them from that day in February 1960 thought they were doing something. Historically, the late Pulitzer Prize winning author David Halberstam spent years documenting the story of the young people who changed history. There was funding So unfavorable to him so strong, so fearless. So focus Oh, he's going to endure and that those citizens in Nashville Lewis does endure violence and abuse. People would come up. They would pull us off the lunch counter still Chocolate coffee. Not here. Down a back lighted cigarettes out of my hair. He has also beaten the first of many beatings and more than for the arrests in his years in the civil rights movement. But in the end, Nashville surrenders to the city and kids, lunch counters and other facilities are desegregated..
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"Protests and violent clashes continue throughout the country. As the debate continues over police funding and police tactics in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Republican Representative, at least Stephanie could discuss the issue during an appearance on Fox and friends. What is not? The answer is D funding. Our police are police are needed in the communities that are being hurt the most right now where you're seeing the most violence. So we need to defend the police, not defund the police and really look at how we can have a positive change, and that's by increasing our training. That's by increasing our community Outreach. The city of Portland, Oregon, has seen protests for more than 50 consecutive nights and protesters trying to topple the Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Chicago's Grant Park clashed with police who responded violently with batons after they say officers were struck by fireworks and thrown cans. The class Friday evening unfolded after at least 1000 people tried to swarm. At you any failed attempt to topple it following a rally in support of black lives matter. Police say 18 officers were hurt and at least 12 people were arrested, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are mourning the death of longtime Democratic congressman John Lewis of Georgia boxes David Spot with the details about the Trump administration's reaction to the loss. President Trump is back at the White House after golfing with South Carolina senior Senator Lindsey Graham. After finishing golf. The president did tweet about Congressman John Lewis, he said, saddened to hear the news of civil rights hero John Lewis passing Melania and I send our prayers to he and his family. Vice president Mike Pence, a former House colleague of Lewis said the following John Lewis will be remembered as a giant of the civil rights movement. Who's that? Selflessness and conviction rendered our nation into a more perfect union, and his example will inspire generations of Americans. I'm Mary Corsetti, and this is Fox News. This news is brought to you by Mahdi's Tex Mex, not AKI weather for your radar weather watch. It will be hot this afternoon with sunshine and a few clouds. The high temperature approaching 100 degrees for tonight, mostly clear and human will have a low 70 that tomorrow mostly sunny with a high of 98 on Monday, it will be sunny to partly cloudy with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. The high 96 In the weather Center on media opposite ST Samuel. Although we get.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on WTOP
"Friday. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia was the last surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington. He died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Washington wrote. Columnist Colby King is out with a piece today, titled John Lewis will always be with US. King joined me to talk about Lewis's life and legacy. And he says Lewis is in the nation's DNA. If you're getting involved with the question of healing the historical racial wounds or present day, wounding, few cannot address those issues. Without John Lewis was a guiding force, and I think he is a guide and forth. Even now, wherever we have a problem that we're going to have to address with this someplace like Minneapolis or Louisville, Atlanta, you're gonna have a John Lewis president. People be guided by his work, his life and his message. How did what Louis experienced during the Civil rights era influence. His career and shape his career as a lawmaker. Well, he was at the infancy of the movement lived through it, guarded it and experience the harsh side of life as a civil rights workers. He took those experiences to the whole Congress, where Issues similar to those he faced become up not exactly in terms of physical violence, but in terms of rice privileges, liberties. Those issues were present in his legislative life, and he brought his experiences to bear on those issues and you could see it. Those of us who could work on the hill legislative matter. Cassie gone, Louis presses he would walk on the floor of the house. In the debate on the issue. When he took the floor. He resonated. People start on both sides of the aisles. The Republicans had to stop also, and listen up just because of this. The sound of his voice, and he was like a bantam rooster, strong attitude. But he was he spoke with such law, emotion and with such credibility that he Invariably swayed the argument. He was always he was really the closer on some of the big issues up there, the last one to speak before the vote was taken, and the Democrats didn't for purpose. He was he was the one who could bring the fourth of the issue the moral force of the issue to bear And that's what he did. That's Washington Post columnist Colby King. It is for 13 a w t o P. The effort to document underground railroad sites in Maryland is getting a big boost. It involves a grant to fund research. Now there are 85 network to freedom sites in the state. Maryland is the most powerful underground railroad storytelling destination. In the entire world. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Tom Raiford There are more successful escapes from Maryland. Raiford says A grant from the 400 years of African American History Commission will fund research to document and preserve additional sites were able to tell those stories of People who sought their freedom and and wanted to become emancipated applicants to do. The research will be chosen from universities in Maryland Christi King w T o P News It is for 14 and w t. O P. The American Civil Liberties Union and DC is demanding that DC police officers wear masks in public. The organization in a letter to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and D. C. Police chief Peter Newsom calls for a policy requiring all officers to wear masks. This comes as a group claims officers at protests and elsewhere in the city. Have been seen without face coverings, D. C. Police chief Peter Newsom tells our news partner, NBC. For that he encourages officers toe wear masks and any officer seen not wearing personal protective gear should be reported to their supervisors. It is for 15 a w T, o p and time for sports sports at 15 and 45. Powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. Here is Christiane, the two seed Washington Spirit and seven seed Sky Blue FC met in a quarterfinal matchup of the end of US L Challenge Cup and it was a goal keepers clinic this afternoon and Utah both teams. Unable to score in regulation penalty kicks needed Now both teams converted their 1st 3 p. K's, But it was Sky Blue goalie Kalen Sheridan stopping Bailey Feist attempt. And that was it. So the Washington spirit upset by Sky Blue FC the season over for Washington Breaking baseball news TORONTO Bluejays have been denied approval by the Canadian federal government to play games in the city of Toronto. The athletic Toronto's Caitlin McGrath tweeting. The likeliest scenario is they play home games in Buffalo. The Dunedin Florida option, which is where the Jays training facility is located, seems to have fallen out of favor recently, given the covert 19th situation in the state of Florida, the J's home opener Wednesday, July 29th against the Washington Nationals. The Nets playing their first exhibition game against the Phillies. That's tonight at 605 at Nats Park..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Your devices to catch anything you may have missed this morning the president attacked another member of Congress on Twitter this time it's house oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings he wrote this Cummings district is a disgusting rat and wrote it infested mass if you spend more time in Baltimore maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place no human being would want to live there infested that's usually reserved for references to rodents and insects but we've seen the president invoked infestation to criticize lawmakers before you see a pattern here just two weeks ago president trump protect for minority con with women why don't they go back to the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came reminder three of them were born here all of them are American infested he says a week before his inauguration January two thousand seventeen congressman John Lewis to spend more time on fixing and helping us district which is in horrible shape and falling apart not to mention crime infested Donald Trump is tweeted more than forty three thousand times he's insulted thousands of people many different types of people but when he tweets about infestation it's about black and brown people September two thousand fourteen at the height of an urgent health emergency why are we sending thousands of ill trained soldiers into in bowl if Ebola infested areas of Africa bring the plate to the US Obama is so stupid infested he says is a revolution going on in California so many sanctuary areas one out of this ridiculous crime infested and breeding concept infested he says the president says about congressman Cummings district.