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"district columbia" Discussed on WCPT 820
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Stop saying it. Stop saying Etsy word. Apple cake. The Justice Department under bill Barr improperly withheld portions of the internal memorandum bar used in publicly announcing that Trump had not obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. I just want to repeat that as many times as possible. Yeah. Because, as I said, justice wise, Chris. We need to go back and get those charges and add them to the list of crimes that he should be prosecuted for like the in Huggies and raising Arizona. We've got to go back and get the justice Huggies. And this time we won't wear a panty on our head. No. Okay. The Department of Justice must release a full copy of the march memo supporting the attorney general bill Barr's conclusion that Trump should not be prosecuted in the Russia investigation. They don't, haven't we asked our legal ads and ladies this. The statute of whatever this is not run out on this. No. Okay. Were you going to say the statute of whatever? The statute of limitations. Excuse me, say what up? You were. Like, for instance, my mandolin accident was last hour. Let's just move on. I think the blood loss is actually gotten to you a little bit. Yeah, you're forgetting work. They were delicious, I ate all the rest of the sweet potatoes. And now you're a vampire. With a healthy dose of iron. Okay. Yes, the district Columbia circuit court affirmed a decision by judge Amy Berman Jackson. Nasty. Miss Jackson, if you need to. If you're nasty, exactly. Which concluded that the former president should not be prosecuted for obstruction. I don't. Okay. I don't get any right, but their whole, oh, we can't be processed as a community when he's in office. And then when he gets out, they're like, oh, well, you're not, you can't go after a former president. So those rules don't exist. All right, you know who's in charge of the rules? Karen in Chicago. I don't care. Yes, hello, Karen. Hello, good morning, Stephanie. So I've been Googling all morning. So I'm thinking that there are a couple of spells that involves putting blood in the bloody people. Of people that you want to fall in love with. So there's that. Right. I'm sure that's what she was doing, yes. But no, stop. If you ever watched a master chef, those things are so sharp. Yes. Got to use the guy. Supercar. You have never seen the Food Network. I feel like that's why I got it so cheap 'cause there's no guard on it. No, a guard came with it. I know that's the thing. I won't bring it down and show it to you, Karen. It's a separate piece. It's a separate piece that's got little three little prongs on it that you put into the potato and you use that to move the potatoes. Okay, but this was like a giant three mile island sweet potato. Like this size. Well, cut it to size with a knife. Yes. Okay. You know what I feel like we've taken up too much of today's show. You have never seen the Food Network, have you? No. Yes, Karen. But listen, I just, look, now I probably would have put those pieces aside. But to be there as it makes. You know, listen, listen, Chris, you eat meat, red meat. Yeah. You're getting blood. Human blood. Not human blood. There's a thing called cannibalism, that I'm not into. He eats cannibals. I feel that this is one of these things I should have omitted from my on air conversation. Can we get can we get glory starling talking about doctor lecter? Yeah. Well, listen, point being Stephanie, don't worry about it. You know? All right, so what's injustice is ingested. All right, go ahead. Absolutely. Yes. And it turned into a vampire has turned into a vampire. Just so beautiful. Yeah, the larger concern is the Republican Party. And, you know, I have heard the same thing with some of these Democrats, you know, talking about, you know, a lot of could vote for Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney is not a friend. She is not. I mean, and it's just like we can not prop these Republicans up. It's like we give them all this extra credit when they do the right thing. Meanwhile, we have how many Democrats that every single day come out and do the right thing. Right. And so I'm glad to hear that democracy is on the ballot for a lot of people. And I agree with you. I think we are going to have a pink wave. Yep. Absolutely. Absolutely. I really do. All right. Did I hit a red wave this weekend, but that's over. Okay. I'm screaming
"district columbia" Discussed on WTOP
"None of the responding members from our law enforcement agency partners that were on the scene here have been injured This result That is still to be determined They're in the hospital being treated right now at this time We are still trying to determine that I'm sorry This is what related I'm talking about Oh the victims That we are still trying to determine as well this time As I said this investigation is still very much and it's early stages Well I would say based upon the calls that we got and the information and leave the fluid nature of this investigation and appropriate response came to this area to make sure that we locked down the neighborhood to make sure that folks up here are safe and sheltering and we're continuing to do a very thorough search as you know some of these buildings are very large They have taken some time for us to go through especially based on the information that we have at the beginning of this investigation So we're getting assistance right now from the United States park police when I say Secret Service unicorn division We've got assistance here from the university of district Columbia please We also have some of our federal entities from ATF FBI and there are several others who are trying to assist us in this And you're listening to a news conference You know at this time we believe we have one location So I don't have that information this time because as naturally it happens after individuals were shot Some of them moved to different locations where we encountered them So we're still piecing all that together as part of our investigation There are several apartment buildings in that area as part of our investigation We are canvassing and searching all those areas We're still trying to determine that Not that I'm aware there are embassies in the immediate area so we are working with our partners from the U.S. Secret Service uniform division to make proper notifications to them as well Yes Yeah so this time please we're asking if you argue deciding in this area to please shelter in place please stand by until we render the area clear and safe If you do have information we're asking you to call our command information center at 202-727-9099 or you can text us at 5 O four one one any information that you may have We're still trying to determine that This investigation is still like saying it's in its early stages We're going to be investigating all angles of that Everybody at this point is stable I believe two of them are critical but stable Is my hope and understand that they will But they are critical but stable Oh yes there.
"district columbia" Discussed on WTOP
"District Columbia is gonna have That means it's gonna be more jobs that are coming to this community ANC commissioner Gordon Fletcher points out that the new apartments already in place are home to folks who had been living in the old buildings that were torn down We've all worked hard to make sure that we do not displace residents We're stopping displacement but we're also welcoming new residents at the same time The arts are a big part of the Mars and gwendoline K for its foundation and of the 294 residents here 30 are being set aside for live and workspace for artists In northeast particularly on WTO news And an autism support teacher in woodbridge is being accused of spitting at a student in her care The 14 year old student was suffering a mental health crisis and was being restrained by school staff so he wouldn't harm himself or others According to police as he was being let go that's when teacher eslin mahes spat at him Please say it happened February 4th in a classroom at Fred lind middle school Other school personnel who were there at the time reported the incident to the school's administration who then brought child protective services in According to our news partner inside nova the school's principal told parents that the teacher has been on administrative leaves since that day She's being charged with assault and battery please say the student didn't suffer any physical injuries Shayna Stewart WTO P news I'll look at money news on the way one 24 American military university presents she also served true stories from women veterans changing the world 1° at a time Cassie wells has a bachelor's degree in psychology from AMU I've always kind of had a fascination with the mental health field And she's working to become a professional mental health counselor but before all this she was in the marines for 9 years spending part of that time as a criminal investigator Looking into crimes committed by service members and civilians who were tied up in government related offenses That was something I had worked really hard to do It was an incredibly challenging job but I loved every second of it And it led to her interest in mental health as she noticed that people who commit crimes are often in need of treatment I wanted to help people I've seen just how bad it can get and I really wanted to do something more proactive I'm Nick eying Ellie American military university proudly serves our nation's military veteran community offering a quality affordable online education with over 200 programs respected by area employers classes part monthly Start today at AMU online dot com Money news at 25 and 55 This is a Bloomberg money minute picking a toy company to partner with is a really big deal for a company like Disney which one would own the licensing rights to frozen into Disney princesses like The Little Mermaid Mattel had the rights Till it lost them to Hasbro in 2016 but Mattel wanted back in and pitched the lawyers representing all those Disney princesses to sign a new contract They signed up made the deal and Mattel now can sell toys based on Ariel aurora Jasmine you know their names Wouldn't you think my collection's complete Not just yet Bloomberg news reporter Brian eckhouse covering this story says frozen is just the tip of the iceberg That could possibly open up opportunities for other licenses But for right now guess what Disney's hyping this.
"district columbia" Discussed on WTOP
"Ward 5 council member Kenyan mcduffie says art place at fort tautness a great project We talk about the largest Aldi that the district Columbia is going to have That means it's going to be more jobs that are coming to this community ANC commissioner Gordon Fletcher points out that the new apartments already in place are home to folks who had been living in the old buildings that were torn down We've all worked hard to make sure that we do not displace residents We're stopping displacement but we're also welcoming new residents at the same time The arts are a big part of the Mars and gwendoline cafes foundation and of the 294 residences here 30 are being set aside for live and workspace for artists In northeast particularly on WTO news A lot of us are playing wurtele and now we're learning from an expert Why this online game is so addictive Neuroscientists at DD Superman says the viral game that gives users 6 tries to guess the 5 letter word of the day is successful for a few reasons First it's neither tough nor time consuming Between 5 to 15 minutes If there were multiple words every day I don't think it would have the same amount of success She says the fact everyone guesses at the same word makes it a social game The nostalgia factor because I remember playing a very similar game in my childhood with pen and paper hangman anyone MEG and cloherty WTO news Coming up in money news Super Bowl ads are bringing back the fun this year It's 9 54 At.
"district columbia" Discussed on WTOP
"To warby Parker dot com to pick your 5 frames to try on at home for free That's warby Parker dot com Let's go to bob in the traffic center All right on the beltway on the inner loop before root for the crash is cleared from the roadway now the travel lanes are open and everything is moving pretty much without delay now on the interlude pass Richie Marlboro road headed toward Andrews So good news there 95 Baltimore Washington Parkway and two 70 doing all right in the district Columbia road is diverted at 13th street northwest because of police activity closed between 13th and 14th on that stretch of Columbia road They are working on route 50 eastbound at king saint Clare's saint Margaret's road left wing gets by and then a rental county headed toward the bay bridge and in Virginia roadwork northbound three 95 after edsel road single right lane is getting by They are working on 66 westbound at route 52 left lanes get by and then right lane is blocked After 28 centerville eastbound before the beltway single right lane is getting by on the work zone at 66 so eastbound 66 before the beltway down to a single lane On 29 southbound in Arlington at 66 still dealing with a crash along the left side of the roadway and fairfax county Parkway southbound at whose road has the crash Fairfax honey Parkway is struggling when it's gone And interlude beltway at Arlington boulevard there you find roadwork getting by two lanes to the right but the ramps from the interlude to 66 both ways closed for roadwork tonight Radio home of unwanted past turned a whole Paramount pest control call for a free inspection today at 8 8 8 8 8 8 home or home Paramount dot com Bob and we're able to GLP trash Trump team four four day forecast and Matt ridder Blustery and very cold this evening and overnight tonight with mostly to partly cloudy skies Early on this evening could be a passing Florida to mostly north and west of D.C..
"district columbia" Discussed on 600 WREC
"With me. My pleasure. So any chance to swallow woke up this morning and came to a sense and said, You know what? I probably shouldn't be doing this called you and said We're going to drop this. No, I don't think so. I'm pretty sure Eric Swalwell thinks that he has made a smart political move. This will get in publicity, and it has He's probably raising money off of it. I don't know how much and it will probably help him get re elected in California and as much as he has sued President Trump Congressman Mo Brooks. Donald Trump Jr. Rudy Giuliani. That's something that I would bet that California voters would love. Now we conservative voters have a different viewpoint about all this. The waste of our judicial resources for politically motivated lawsuit, But we're from the Red States. Yeah, I'm with you there, and now there's efforts from your attorney to get this thing dismissed and asking the judge to do that. Based on certain immunities, Congressman, uh, have correct No, not quite two things. One I'm handling this process. A. I don't have the kind of money to hire an attorney in Washington, D. C to represent me for these preliminary proceedings. So I'm the one doing it. I'm the one grafting the legal briefs making the motions but to And this gets into the finer legally legalese. Um Immunity for Congressman does exist, but it's for things like giving a four speech. Where you on the house floor. Okay, That's immunity for Congress. What I am for pursuing in my motion. Two. Substitute the federal government for me as the defendant is under the Federal Tort Claims Act that applies to all Federal employees. Congressman or not. All of them are included. And the public policy behind the Federal Tort Claims Act is we don't want our federal employees having to waste a whole bunch of time on these lawsuits if the federal employee Were sued because of conduct that occurred within the scope of employment as a federal employee. And so I'm fairly confident that at some point at the trial court level or an appeal, the the courts will rule that I was acting within the scope of my employment as the United States congressman. Therefore, I should be dismissed and The United States. Government should be substituted as defendant so that my time as a congressman can be used for congressional duties, not diverted for these non productive things that Eric Swalwell is got us involved in If you don't have luck with that, and the judge says we're going to move forward with it at that point, Will you hire an attorney? I mean, every attorney I've talking to two and you know, at some point taken an attorney with you to the courtroom is probably best. No, the court cannot proceed forward if the court rules against me. What would happen is the entire case would be put on hold until the Court of Appeals in the district Columbia has ruled on the issue. And then there after the United States Supreme Court has ruled on the issue. So if the trial court judge does not rule in my favor, then there's a stay for the whole proceeding that might be months or years. I'll tell you to get to the U. S Supreme Court. You're right about that. It could be years in all of this, Uh, your thoughts. Obviously you would want this to happen. Have you gotten any feedback yet? From the courts on how they may rule And when do you expect the ruling in the first? Initially, I would expect the ruling sometime in August or September. But who knows with these federal judges? Uh, they are people into themselves. They can do pretty much whatever they want to do in their courtrooms. And the court may rule quickly or may take a long time now, just by way of background. The law and the facts are overwhelmingly in favor of dismissing at least most of the claims against me. By Eric Swalwell. All of those that are involved in a what we call a tort. As more as opposed to a statutory basis. Um, I'll give you if you got moment. I'll give you one example of true of okay, You've got a congressman He's interviewed. He's talking about his wife being separated from him. And during that discussion, he talks about the Council of American Islamic Relations. Um, uh, having a building near that his wife has to walk by and how Care was one of the fundraisers for terrorist groups. And care sued him for defamation of character. Uh, that interview relating to his separation from his wife was considered to be done within the scope of his employment. Therefore, he was dismissed as a defendant. That gives you an idea of how broad this law is. Most people would not think that talking about your marriage is within the scope of your duties. Your job, but under this law, it's pretty broad. Right. Right. It makes sense to so yeah. You've got some leeway in this and it sounds like you got some good grounds to get this thing dismissed. But as you mentioned This may take months and maybe even years, we'll We'll stay in touch. Sir, will be dismissed, but the bulk of it will be and then the remainder part is where Eric Swalwell is claiming. That Donald Trump, the president, and I met covertly and planned the attack on the capital. And, of course, there is zero evidence to support that so that would be dismissed at a later stage. And then it would all be over with Democratic grandstanding once again. Sorry, Congressman Mo Brooks. Thank you, sir. Appreciated. 7 29 Alabama's Morning news bottom of the.
"district columbia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg Radio 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. You're listening to balance of power with David Weston on Bloomberg Radio. Like so many U. S cities, the District of Columbia has been hit hard by the pandemic, with businesses shut down tourism off and the added responsibility for D C of hosting our national government. Welcome now the woman on whose shoulders all this rests. She is Muriel Bowser, the mayor of the District of Columbia. Madam Mayor. Thank you so much for being with David. As I say. Every city got hit, but D C is no exception. Where are you? Where do you assess where you are on coming back from that? Well, we're open and I want I want to be real clear about that were fully open our monuments, museums, parks open our businesses and residents. Really sacrificed a lot in 16 months. Um, and they're eager to bring their workers back and have everybody come in, Uh, to see us in Washington, So I think we're well on our way to our comeback. The tourism is really important District, Columbia Without a doubt. Do you have any gauge of just how far back you are? I mean, you read of 50% or 60%. Where are you? I think that we're actually probably less than that during the week. Summer tends to be a little bit more of a downtime for us in non pandemic years, and this summer. We I think that we have something special to offer people because they're they won't encounter a lot of crowds. Um, and they can contact the free Smith. Smithsonian Museums Income. And take advantage of them. Sometimes people don't remember in D. C that we have a waterfront. Our hotels are open. They have poles and so for people who aren't going to be traveling internationally aren't going to the Caribbean. They should come and check out our nation's capital. What our hotel operators are telling us, and that that's a good gauge for us is that they're weakened. Traffic is actually pretty good. Uh, And so this is a good time to check out D. C. So give us a sense of vaccination because this is an issue across the country. President Biden had some goals. He's not going to make his goal. As it turns out, we made it well. I know you've done very well overall with your vaccination rate. At the same time there is for the surgical Colombia as there is for so many places across the country, a differential based Race. We have seen racial disparities throughout Covid in our city, African Americans had a higher rate of infection and a higher rate of fatality, then our white counterparts in D. C. And so much of that is linked to overall health disparities and outcomes that you know have have been persistent and with vaccination. We are very focused on those 30% of adults and young people over the age of 12 who still need to get vaccinated that you may have seen that I went door to door with Tony Fauci. Um And he's a huge a huge celebrity, but also a person that people trust and trust with getting information about Covid. So we're really targeting were not just throwing a blanket out there trying to get a y'all come, but we are using all of our data tools to target households that we know. Need the vaccine only with the vaccine than on this vaccine. This is one thing that Tony Fauci told everybody, Uh, it is free. It's safe, and it is effective.
"district columbia" Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"A memorial in honor of the five capital gazette newspaper employees. Who were fatally shot by the gunmen. In two thousand eighteen was unveiled during a ceremony. In downtown annapolis yesterday are maryland report. Dominique marie vanessa was there and has the details law. The memorial called the guardians of the first amendment has five eight foot tall pillars one for each of the deceased. Sit in front of a brick wall with an engraving of the first amendment. A few hundred people gathered to honor the lives of gerald fishman john mcnamara rebecca smith rob hyacinth and wendy winters former editor in chief. Rick hutzel spoke through tears. Well thanking city and county officials. Who helped create the memorial the true memorial to raw and john and gerald and wendy and rebecca is in the hearts of those who loved and work with partial took a buyout recently after the papers new owner alden global capital took over several speakers including an rental county executive stuart pittman criticized alden for shrinking. The paper's staff. I hope that we can find a way to recreate what they take away from us. We need a damn newspaper heads. All were not present at the ceremony and didn't respond to multiple requests for comment a new weekly podcast series produced by the men and women experiencing homelessness in dc listeners. A chance to learn about their struggles and achievements the voices in the podcast called. Look at this belong to people who raise funds to support themselves by selling the street sense newspaper. I recently spoke with. Marcellus phillips a street center vendor and michael o'connell the executive producer of the look this podcast about the production process and the different ways that people featured in each episode chose to share their stories. Marcelo's let's start with you. Have you had any experience with writing or recording a podcast before you started working on this project. What inspired you to be willing to share your story. Well i haven't had any experience prior to. I've heard about podcasting and i've always wondered exactly what it was and how it was done so by being associated with the paper i've been able to meet Mike lynn and be able to share my story in pretty much Gain more experience. I go along. Were you hesitant at all to talk about what you've been through. No not at all Because the simple fact that. I feel good about it. Because i i wanna share my story to help motivate somebody else. You know what i'm saying. When they're in a certain situation my words in my experience may be able to help push them to get to the next level life. Yeah that makes sense michael. I'm wondering in terms of putting this podcast together. What surprised you. did you come across anybody. With hidden talents for for storytelling and making and did you feel like it was a collaborative process and different than just you know putting an interview together as a journalist you know for me. I went into it with certain expectations. And it was really kind of until i got on the ground and began to see you know how many people were coming in regularly and you know how we could sort of plan recordings in sort of deal with certain topics. We sort of started off with a really kind of an ambitious. You know each episode is going to focus on a particular topic but again to realize is we were doing. These interviews is that you know the stories. They wanted to tell the stories that they wanted to tell. And some of them were affected by things like a number conversations about covid And you know it's not just about homelessness but it's about sort of human spirit and You know in the second episode. We talk to sheila white. Who was a a homeless woman and she has through the streets program she was able to go back to school She had gained an interest in photography and so she's getting her degree at a university of district. Columbia ends. got be a photojournalist marcello. What do you hope listeners will take away from this podcast. Update actually sit down and listen to the stories and gain a better understanding of what people go through what people may be thinking in just to give them better idea of somebody experiences. The people that have been homeless experience. Thank you for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major story happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm talking wilson..
"district columbia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On Bloomberg Television and Radio. I'm David Weston. Like so many U. S cities, the District of Columbia has been hit hard by the pandemic with businesses shut down tourism off And the added responsibility for D C of hosting our national government. Welcome now the woman on whose shoulders all this rests. She is Muriel Bowser, the mayor of the District of Columbia. Madam Mayor. Thank you so much for being with David. Thanks for having me. So, as I say, every city got hit, but D C is no exception. Where are you? Where do you assess where you are coming back from that? Well, we're open and I want I want to be real clear about that were fully open Our monuments, museums, Parks open. We're welcoming tourists. We know that people who live within 50 miles of D C are coming on the weekends. They're bringing their kids during the week and we we can't wait to see everybody. Our businesses and residents really sacrificed a lot in 16 months. Um, and they're eager to bring their workers back and have everybody come in. Uh, to see us in Washington. So I think we're well on our way to our combat. The tourism is really important District Columbia Without a doubt. Do you have any gauge of just how far back you are? I mean, you read of 50% of 60%. Where are you? I think that we're actually probably less than that during the week. Summer tends to be a little bit more of a downtime for us in non pandemic years. And this summer. We I think that we have something special to offer people because they're they won't encounter a lot of crowds. Um and they can contact the free Smith Smithsonian museums and come and take advantage of them. Sometimes people don't remember in D. C that we have a waterfront. Our hotels are open. They have poles and so for people who aren't going to be traveling internationally, aren't going to the Caribbean. They should come and check out our nation's capital. What are our hotel operators are telling us and that that's a good gauge for us as that they're weaken. Traffic is actually pretty good. Uh, And so this is a good time to check out D. C. So give us a sense of vaccination because this is an issue across the country. President Biden had some goals. He's not going to make his goal is it turns out we made it. Well, I know you've done very well. Overall. Yes, your vaccination rate at the same time there is for the surgical Colombia as there is For so many places across the country, a differential based on race. We have seen racial disparities throughout Covid in our city, African Americans had a higher rate of infection and a higher rate of fatality, then our white counterparts in D. C. And so much of that is linked to overall health disparities and outcomes that you know have have been persistent, uh and with vaccination. We are very focused on those 30% of adults and young people over the age of 12 who still need to get vaccinated. You may have seen that I went door to door with Tony Fauci. Um And he's a huge a huge celebrity, but also a person that people trust in trust with getting information about Covid. So we're really targeting were not just throwing a blanket out there trying to get a y'all come, but we are using all over data tools to target households that we know. Need the vaccine only with the vaccine on this vaccine. This is one thing that Tony Fauci told everybody. It is free. It's safe, and it is effective when a vaccine became wide widely available. We saw our numbers plummet in D. C. And we want everybody to have the benefit of that vaccine. This world is not set up for the unvaccinated right now. Okay, people going to have to come back to work. Kids are going back to school and the only way to protect ourselves with vaccine. So one of things I saw you did besides going around with Dr Fauci is you offer I'll call it a gift certificate for $51 Look that, said $51. That's an interesting number explained why he came up of 51. It wasn't by random. Well, 51 is important to us because of our campaign to become the 51st state. And at the same time I just testified at the Senate. Only the second time the Senate has had a hearing about D C. Statehood. We have the count. The Congress is at the House of Representatives, I should say has passed. The bill twice of the president of the United States has endorsed HR 51 s 51. And now it's up to the Senate. Like so many things right now, uh, to get infrastructure dance to protect voting rights and to admit D C is the 51st state. Let's be honest, though, in all likelihood, if you were a state, you'd have two senators who would be Democrats. If you're Republican Senator. Why would you ever vote for this? Well, you know, one of as one of the senators put it, Actually Senator Joe Lieberman, a great independent. That, uh, this Senate as it has done this Congress 37 Times prior has gotten over its partisan anxieties because they are fleeting. The same arguments were made about Alaska and Hawaii, uh, and some time after they were admitted. As to 49th, the 50th state, those partisan anxieties and predictions have been upended. Our democracy in the states that were admitted by the Congress. All 37 have been admitted by simple legislation outside of the 1st 13, and we shouldn't be any different. Mayor. One of the issues again every municipality is facing across the country is policing and safety, trying to get the right balance between making sure people are safe. And the police are really doing the job sometime, avoiding excesses. Sadly, we've seen too many describe the situation in D. C. What are you doing? We're we are deploying the whole spectrum of interventions where we're focused on making sure police have the tools that they need, but also on community violence. Uh, intervention and interruption but in the middle of that also were focused on how to provide more opportunity for folks. So job training subsidised employment transition for our residents who are returning from incarceration, housing All of those opportunities we know prevent people, um from getting involved in crime and gun violence, But we're also focused on making sure illegal guns are off our streets. There's a lot of talk about defunding the police and actually move here in New York City has been to cut back significantly on the budget for the New York police. What are you doing? The budget for the police there and adjunct to that? What are you doing to beef up some other operations that might take some pressure off the police? Well, great question. So I have a budget in front of the council now. $17 billion budget. We add police in in that budget, we add police cadets. Our high school students who want to join the department. Can we pay them to go to college to get trained and then join our academy in two years, so we know that that's going to help us beef up by force. Unfortunately, last year, we weren't able to hire any police because of cuts to police funding. So we know over the next several gears. We're going to have to have the right amount of hiring to keep our force where it needs to be. We also have $59 million in alternatives to policing that helped take down the police calls. Listen, I told our residents told my counsel I'm always going to put before you what we need, um, in the number of police officers. Because if we can turn down the number of 911 calls that balances, uh, that the amount of police resources we need, Um, Mayor one of the issues in Washington on Capitol Hill, but more broadly is infrastructure, big debate over infrastructure and we're reminded us by that horrific photos of the pedestrian bridge in D. C to 95 that collapsed and they've been I guess some warnings about it, give us a sense of what you need in D C for infrastructure and if we had proper infrastructure Could we avoided things like that? Well, um, I'm actually proud of our infrastructure investments. I'm proud of how we monitor everything from the condition of our our school buildings to office buildings, two streets, sidewalks and trees, and we have an inventory of what we need in a long range plan to get it done..
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"Today's senate committee hearing took place two months after the house passed a statehood bill without a single republican. Vote reporter colleen graphic attended. Today's hearing and she joins us now to talk about it. Hi there colleen. I don so catch us up to speed. I mean we know that. The house passed that bill two months ago. Where does statehood stand right now. Yeah so as remember the house statehood. Bill passed in april strictly along party lines and while statehood advocates. Were certainly really excited about that. Getting through the now face a big issue trying to get the senate version of the bill to a vote unless the filibuster gets abolished the statehood. Bill will need sixty votes to pass. Which is looking unlikely. So that's why today people like mayor bowser and congresswoman norton met the senate committee to present their arguments in favor of statehood. Okay so we know on the pro statehood side representing the city. Who the players were. You've mentioned those names. Who were the key players talking in terms of senators today so this was a fourteen member. Committee split evenly seven. Democrats and seven republicans but only about half of. The committee showed up and actually engaged in questioning. It was frankly a bit uneventful As far as statehood advocates. They've repeated a lot of the arguments that we hear all the time. Dc residents pay more income tax per capita than residents in any other state That thirteen other states have gained statehood through an act of congress and that ultimately not granting dc statehood will continue the decades long disenfranchisement of residents here. Roughly forty five percent of whom are black and democrats also brought in former independent senator from connecticut. Joe lieberman to act as a sort of bipartisan olive branch to the republican committee members. Okay so our listeners may remember in the past. Republicans have made some interesting arguments against dc statehood. Was there any of that going on today. Any surprises in terms of their arguments. yeah so ron johnson. He's a republican. Senator from wisconsin did repeat some of the refrain that we frequently hear from gop members who are opposed to statehood. He called it. A power grab by democrats who he believes are only looking to gain two more senate seats in dc It's an overwhelmingly blue city. But he also seemed to suggest that dc residents are two wealthy or not poor enough to have full voting representation. Here's johnson they're certainly poverty here. This district is not made of many disadvantaged individuals because the average median income of district. Columbia's ninety two thousand dollars that compares to the average median income nationally of sixty. Five thousand dollars. Thirty four percent of the residents. The district of columbia. That are twenty five years or older. Have some kind of post graduate professional degree versus thirteen percent of the rest of the population. So this is the elite group of people here and then there was senator josh hawley from missouri who questioned bowser about her restrictions on houses of worship during the pandemic another point. That's not really related to statehood. A large part of the debate fell back on the constitutionality of statehood with republicans arguing that statehood could only be granted through a constitutional amendment but the democrats had x. picked testify and push-back claim. So what is next. When it comes to the prospect of dc statehood right now the bill in the senate faces some less than great odds to put it lightly democrat. Kirsten cinema from arizona who sits on the committee wasn't present today and she hasn't yet come out in support of statehood. Recently senator joe manchin of west. Virginia said he didn't support statehood without a constitutional amendment and he also doesn't want to end the filibuster cinema just published an op. Ed in the washington post last night in favor of keeping it. The house bill passed without any republican votes so without any republicans and even some democratic senators now onboard the path forward in the senate looks like a tough one all right that is our own colleen. Grab from dc. You'll be keeping an eye on the statehood fight. Thank you for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm jonathan wilson..
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"Oregon. And that's it. Washington? Yep, You're right. Washington. In that Colorado Mm. Not Colorado, West Virginia, also West Virginia. Sorry, Mr in West Virginia. So okay. Connecticut District, Columbia, Illinois. Nevada is still on their Oregon, Pennsylvania. Virginia was in quite a few. Yeah, that sounds like maybe 10 or 12. Yeah, Okay, so there's still few And that was as of this morning. So yeah, By the way, the average I just found this out. The average number of incidents that are reported per year is 100 to 150. Keep it in mind. There's 3000 this year, and there's been few far fewer passengers. Fly. So yeah, People are on the edge. First Flying is 3000 versus 100 to 150 a year and how many you related to the masked 2300, But still 700 then would be like seven times normal almost well. So that's crazy. Those are related to dildos. Goodness, is it what the Basque was related to the job? So I I was I have to say I was concerned about having a mask on that long. Yeah. I mean, that's a long time to wear a mask you as soon as you go into the airport, you got to put it on and you really shouldn't take it off until but you know you drink and you Uh, those almonds they give you what you're so delectable. You get a choice of the almonds are the cookies and those are like there's like gold because you don't get anything else for like five hours. You know? Yeah, but I just got lost in. Well, I flew Delta so we got we got hurt. We got, uh, you know, live streaming of television or movies. So I just I got lost. I mean, we get on LeBron James a lot and I want to see Space Jam two. But brownies production company that made Judah in the Black Messiah. Have you seen this film? No, it is extraordinarily good. Wow. I mean, it is It is beyond good it is and the actor Kalua. How do you say his name? Daniel Collura, the won the best actor. Uh, I saw almost every film as I do every year and that see this before the Academy Awards. It is incredible film. And that's that's LeBron's production company that made that film. What a groundbreaking as Great film, Michael Tweeted Me says. I work at SFO. We had a departing flight return to the gate just before take out because two passengers were fighting. Someone was arrested over and ripping their masks. I guess like people are just going crazy, physically fighting. Man. How about the video of the guy pop on the flight attendant right in the mouth and knocking her teeth? Oh, my gosh. That was like a day before I took about the Yeah. I want to sit over here by myself and watched Jude and the black massage, uh and then watch Jimmy Carter Rock and roll president and just wake me When we get to Detroit. I'll be fine. Mhm. Mike winners was the umpire. By the way, Freddie, just so you go, Franny Texture there. Yeah. Came. Mike winners Mike Winters. You're going way back now. Jonathan Winters or Shelley Winters? No. Look it to you. You're going old school. Uh, Wow. I do remember Mike winners. Yeah. Call them a dildo. It's actually in the report. Pretty funny. Yeah, it wasn't hitting below the belt called the Dildo. Yeah, he was. What do they do to have a dildo? Uh, probably a disagreement over ball and a strike. My son is on that It's probably friend. He's fun to my kid did get in that fight because Freddie was nice enough. He gave Georgia glove one year to use a major league love and he, George, drop your dildo and the guy that botched his trap. I hope God check on a dildo. That's from where he got it. It's right. Refraining. Get three. Got it. We got of him for any. Mm,.
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"During our short break there, Victor did go to the magic machine and retrieve that sound bite from the 60 Minutes piece about about space aliens living among us. I mean, some of them might be leading the Democratic Party. You know who's to say Honestly, if we've got the spacecraft like I think he's got it six or 700 G's rather than 800 G's gonna G forces Gravitational forces. Me the most I've ever pulled G forces. Um let me see 7.5 gs. 7.5 Cheese is the most I've ever pulled, but sustained not just for a second or two. And while I would had the stick while I was flying seven half cheese and that was F 16 and Get the seven G's and after 18 sixties in in a six intruder, but that Zoe's another story for another day. Um right now I want to get back to the silly Washington Post, which is not a newspaper. It looks like a newspaper. But it's not. That's their slogan. Interestingly enough kind of an odd slogan. But I want to share with you. And I was just sharing with Jeff and Victor. The story. Another blurb in the Digest where you find all the relevant news in the Washington Post because it's not a newspaper after the child's remains found in a receptacle, a trash receptacle they liked. Garbage can is what they mean to say. And the Secret Service now flying drones over the city of Washington. That's kind of an interesting one. Get your slingshot out. I guess that getting in that secret service drones flying overhead in Washington D. C boy, We got to be first in a lot of good stuff, Don't we? And in Washington But never mind that for the time being, Here's Here's another one. See what this makes you think of, I was asking was asking Victor and Jeff Wolf in today. In all this week for Michael Pierce. He was at the beach with his wonderful family. Sharing an occasional picture. Um, what does this make you think of police here is that the headline in the Digest Maryland? Is that the header? Police fatally shoot man during standoff So please fatally shot somebody shot him and killed him that you can tell by the headline right there. Man. Listen, listen now carefully. A man who was holding a knife, See holding, holding holding Ah knife and holding a woman at knifepoint was shot and killed by Baltimore City Police officer. The police commissioner's said the officer fired the shot inside house after a man grabbed the woman by her hair. And made a stabbing motion with a large knife he held, said police Commissioner Michael Harrison. Ah, second officer may have also shocked at the man, so one or two, they're not entirely sure. He said The gunfire came after efforts to de escalate. The situation were unsuccessful as you might imagine, and and it does say at the bottom of the story it, says Harrison, the police commissioner, He said that the account that he gave was based on body camera video. So now we know that there's body camera video and that there is a police had police officer tragically had shoot to death. They a man because he was holding a woman at knifepoint and threatening to kill the woman. So naturally, the police do what the police do They save the innocents person. By stopping the knife wielding lunatic would be murderer. You see? So now I made a little note. I circled a couple of sentences with my With my skill craft pen. And then I wrote one word next to the story. And the word that I wrote is LeBron Question, Mark because certainly LeBron has to get upset about this. Nothing and because I was saying was if I knew the name of the police officer, and I don't know the name of the play. I don't think they've made the name of the police officer public, which is fine with me. They you know, then I could send him a tweet. Saying You're next with an hourglass next to it, Which is what LeBron James. Did you see? Because this is what the police do LeBron you know that? It's not all slave labor and Nike shoes. Maybe it is for you. But you know, in the real world out here if somebody is lunging at someone else with a knife It's that's a lethal force situation. You got an innocent president. A guilty prison. It's the job of the police. Sadly, tragically, the police don't like it to shoot the person with the knife. Which is you see what happened in Columbus, Ohio, recently when a teenage girl was lunging at another Apparently teenage girl with a big knife on was an instant away from Probably killing her, certainly very seriously injuring her. And LeBron James, the You know, $500 million man who puts a rubber ball in a hoop. He tweeted a threat at the police because he's a Democrat and their anti police and police officer was white and the people involved in the brawl in the driveway where black So LeBron is also a racist because I'm gonna go out on a limb here. I'm gonna You know, it's quite possible that the police officer in Baltimore is African American. And therefore you know, he couldn't have done anything wrong. Because the Racists say so. So there it is. Hey, LeBron, Are you gonna be really upset with this? But you should get the name LeBron. He's rich. He could hire people. You can get the name of the police officer and then threatened the Baltimore police house, sir, who shot and killed a man. Another difference. It's a man man. See, it's a man man. And lost in powers and S O. So there it is, And I got I got ahold of us. I've read that this morning. So we're where is LeBron? He's got to be furious about this got to be absolutely angry because this is exactly the kind of thing that makes him very angry. Except selectively because some black lives matter. Let's let's be clear about them. I also I continued in the Metro Section, the B section of today's Washington Post. And in the in the District District, Columbia there proudly reporting a story new policy for mental health crises. That's plenty of that going on here. That's for sure. And Rachel Weiner is typing on behalf of the Democrat Party. Said. Starting in June in Washington, D C. Police will not be the first responders to some mental health calls in the city. They call those social workers at home. Under a new pilot program. 911 operators will instead send unarmed teams of behavioral health experts and peers to the scene Piers piers of whom peers of the behavioral health experts They want their performance peer reviewed or appears of the mentally ill person. They're going to call their friends on Diethelm to come out over from Maryland or something. The move was recommended last month by the city's Police Reform Commission. Part of a local and national effort in the wake of George Floyd's killing Now was that a mentally old situation? No, so it's irrelevant Reference. Reduce violent contact between the public and law enforcement this out and well on but says and and it says it like this, he says. We want to make sure we're not making something more of an event by sending a uniformed officer there if there are if they're not needed, said Cleo Subito. The interim director of the Office of Unified Communications s. Oh, so this is their new plan. They're going. You've got a situation where somebody calls 911 Because there's someone, apparently mentally Oh, I don't know that 911 caller determines that But then they send social workers over instead of police and then went to the police show up after the social worker's here. Shut me What happens then? I'm curious about that, because without a whiff of irony, without a hint of irony. The story..
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"432441 Glen from Mason. Hello. Going on your job. I don't know. You called me What's going on? Um, uh, saying good morning to you. Are you talking about the re conciliation? What they love to do is have Republican support for the bill. But if they can't get ridge up, they're just gonna have to go without my right now. I think the Republican Party is a mess and they have a lot to try to face. I know you heard about March retailer Blank. This woman is gone completely off the bat Crazy train and you know what? What exactly has, she said Glenn? Um, just threatening other members of Congress the whole tuan on. Apparently, she believes that there's like some alien rain or something out there that's turning cities into you know, leftists. Glaus or some kind of crazy stuff. Well, no, I don't believe that. I believe the American people are just ill informed and have been indoctrinated with these leftist philosophies over years and our public schools. Yes, I do believe that I've seen I watched it happen, Glenn Room probably will revisionist history, the 16 19 projects and all the rest of that garbage claim. That's not really true American history all of that stuff clan, Donald Trump was Only been feeding him. It wasn't soundly defeated. He was cheated out of the election. Glenn, you know it. I know it. Everybody knows it. And Mr Pretender in chief. Has been doing everything he possibly can. To further destroy the country. Much less blotting out Donald Trump's many accomplishments in just four years. 42 executive orders since last week sign which half of them are being challenged in courts, and rightly so. Including the halt on deportation. Texas judge just said that he will extend those curbs. The pretender in chief's deportation policy. And all this, not you want to talk about Bat guano Insane. Meriel Bowser, the mayor of D. C. Saying the time for D C. Statehood is now It can. This woman has so poorly run. Our nation's capital. Said at a press conference this past week. But the Democrat majority in the House and Senate Joe Biden White House means the stars are aligned to make the district Columbia the 51st state. It can't happen constitutionally. But these people don't care about the Constitution. Number one. I don't think half remember, Read it and number two. The ones that have don't care what it says. They're just gonna do whatever the hell they want, Regardless. Alien rain turning Cities in the left disco balls. No The reign of decades of Democrat rule. Have turned these cities into garbage, one of the most beautiful city at one time. I've been told I was never there back then. I've only been through it once through the airport there, but I was told that at one time, San Francisco was one of the most beautiful places in this country. It's a hellhole. Of urine, feces homeless. And dirty needles now. A lot of people coming to hate hate Ashbury. Los Angeles. Wants a a paradise for many people. The beach, the palms Now it's closed down businesses. And people leaving in droves Because of the high taxes for the few services. The government is still providing there and all of the dictatorial measures that have been taken By the governor of that state, California. And the entirely Democrat. Legislature. New York state. Another shining example of an abysmal failure in this country. Illinois, led by Chicago. And Laurie. Lightweight. Whatever. Lightfoot. I'm sorry. Freudian slip. And the governor there. Pritzker. He should be the next Illinois governor going to prison. It happens there a lot. Not just Democrats. Republicans, too. One of most corrupt cities in the country is Chicago and thereby that wags the dog for the rest of the state of Illinois. Sadly, All these places in New Jersey. Absolute Shambles because of Democrat rule. Doesn't take alien rain. To turn our country into mush. All it takes his Democrat rule, and that's what we have in Washington, D C. Now. Statehood is really the only way we can fulfill full American citizenship. Bowser's and the concentration of the entire federal government is in your city, and it's just a city. It's not a state. Washington, D. C is 20 times smaller than Rhode Island, Our smallest state, Rhode Island could beat the crap out of it in a war. It doesn't deserve statehood. Seats of our our entire federal government are already there. Don't give them two senators and a congressman. Whether there's congressman, you don't give them two more senators. Just to bolster your your majority. But they're going to try and do it. Puerto Rico too. The last time Puerto Rican citizens were asked if they wanted statehood, said no We're fine. Just being a Commonwealth. We don't want that kind of responsibility. You're responsible enough on our own without having Washington meddling in our business on a day to day.
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"Do we have one more? Scarborough? We have Casey just case he had I apologize, Joe. We have one more Joe Scarborough because he's just so good. I can't get enough. They're reckless language that the reckless language that was used by Donald Trump, another powerful people. Other power people being Josh Holly and Ted Cruz led to those seditious acts led to an insurrection against the United States of America said they gotta get assassination attempts against Nancy Pelosi says finish in a two least a conspiracy to complete assassinate device. President Mike Pence, and the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. That's right. Mike Pence assassination attempts and at least plots and assassination attempts. Now this is what you get from NBC News. This is what you get. On. And then they went to a little bunny reporter by the name of Casey Hunt, Casey and not very bright. Probably not her fault again. Parroting. This was the NBC line. The intention was clearly in some cases to potentially try and hold hostage and kill these members of Congress. So it's possible that the more information we learned the more it's going to become clear that they do really need to do something toe hold Donald Trump accountable for the role that he played in making. This happened, That's right. Hold President Trump accountable for the assassination attempt and the plots to assassinate. Now I follow the news. It's something they don't too, and I have a functional memories something they don't have. And I'm an honest and decent person. Things that they characteristics they do not enjoy. And and I'm all about the truth. I like the truth on I and I read the story. I talked about it earlier this week. Um and none of that is true. None of that is true. Here is the headline from Buzzfeed. Feds Strike claim Mob the planned to assassinate officials. That's the headline from from Buzzfeed, which is Lefty's prosecutors walked back their claim that the Trump mob planned to quote, capture and assassinate and quote officials. Turns out it all came from a left wing prosecutor in Arizona who was nowhere near the scene. Didn't know anything about it. The government has, um Has shared the latest assessment of danger of January 6 attack, arguing that to keep Jacob Chan's Lee this is the guy with the Buffalo head. The Arizona man known as Q, a non shaman in custody while his cases pending and and then it turns out federal prosecutors. Arizona you say, withdrew dramatic allegations that they had filed in court the night before that some of the trump insurrectionists They weren't insurrectionist. But that's The Associated Press for you and I just parrot, whatever the Democrat Party, Linus Who stormed the U. S Capitol. What about the people that attacked the White House for three days and torched the church and scores of police officers were injured in the first family and the president were evacuated. Was that an insurrection was that's addition you know that the impeachment effort was tradition, the using the Fiza courts and Hillary Clinton's opposition research to get illegal spy warrants to spy on the political opposition. That's tradition. That's insurrection, trying to unseat a sitting president, but I die aggress. So they pro Trump insurrectionist, who stormed the U. S Capitol last week planned to quote, capture and kill elected officials. Government shared its latest assessment of the danger. January 6 Now I should point out the date on this is January 15th. This is a week ago that all of this was cleared up and the feds came out and said there was no such effort. None of that is true, and the prosecutors came out. Michael Sherwin, U S attorney for the District of Columbia threw cold water on the Arizona prosecutor's brief in the Chan's Lee case. That's Buffalo head guy. Sure, one's officers leading the prosecution of the capital right cases said that they didn't have evidence of killed captured teams at a court hearing the day of Chance's case, so it's all fake. None of that is true, and it was established by officials on the record, not anonymous sources. With their names attached on a week ago a week ago today, in fact that that is not true. It's not the case, even the left wing politico. But Buzzfeed left wing political left wing spreads back away from claim that capital writers were rioters were looking to capture and assassinate officials. Now, all of this was it was a fake report that was out there for a few hours, and it was slapped down quite concisely and directly on the record by the U. S attorney for the District, Columbia and in the case, and Arizona just tossed out because there is no evidence to support that claim. Right now, we don't have any direct evidence of kill slash Captain captured teams. Sherwin said. But that doesn't stop MSNBC from pimping these lies and if you watch them, and you think you're well informed because you watched them because, Oh, I watched the news all day long. But you watch MSNBC. Then I've got a direction to the Great Ronald Reagan line. It's not that Democrats don't know anything. It's just that so much of what they know is wrong. And this is a pretty good example of why what they know is wrong. It's all completely fake. They lie. They make it up. They see fake headline from two weeks ago and then it's completely debunked a couple of days later, and they continue to parrot the falsehoods because it serves the interests of their party. All right. So and they must all be held to account. Casey Hunt and Joe Scarborough, Right? Always go to other nutty this morning. Also, we we discovered it was this morning We had to check one of their fake reporters at NBC. Fake News is a fake named Ken Dilanian. Ken Dilanian is ah Left wing parrot. And he says, whatever the party wants, and he pretends to what does he pretend to cover the covers Everything. I think Capitol Hill and national security and he pretends to be real good at it, but he's not is a fake. And he was on the television this morning talking about crazy stuff because you know, because they were trying to capture and kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi and assassinated take hostages and kill them all and everything, even though there's no evidence, and everybody knows that, uh and they keep saying, But now you see, they want to be able to use the resource is of the CIA and stuff to spy. On Republicans tend Delaney. I'm absolutely sensing a desire among members of Congress and congressional staff, but I talked to and other political figures. To do a deep dive into what happened here..
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"And he was followed by nominee Merrick Garland, who for the past two decades has been a federal judge on the U. S Court of Appeals for the District Columbia circuit and probably best remembered as President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Merrick Garland, never getting a vote in the U. S. Senate. Everyone who watched yesterday's events in Washington now understands if they did not understand before the rule of law is not just some lawyers turn a phrase. It is the very foundation of our democracy. The essence of the rule of law is that light cases are treated alike that there not be one rule for Democrats and another for republic. Kans. One rule for friends. Another propose one rule for the powerful another for the powerless, one rule for the rich and another for the poor or different rules, depending upon one's race or ethnicity and the essence of its great corollary. Equal justice under law is that all citizens are protected in the exercise. Their civil rights. Those ideals have animated the Department of Justice since the very moment of its inception as president elect Biden just recounted. The department was founded in the midst of reconstruction following the civil war with its first principal task to ensure compliance with the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments as historian. Ron sure, in all, wrote quote, the New Justice Department would forge its identity in the battle to slay the first incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan and its offshoots. In that battle, the department successfully deployed its considerable resource is to ensure its civil rights which were under militant attack Thies principles ensuring the rule of law. And making the promise of equal justice. Under law. Real are the great principles upon which the Department of Justice was founded, and for which it must always stand. They echo today in the priorities that lie before us from ensuring racial equity in our justice system to meeting the evolving threat. Of violent extremism. If confirmed, those are the principles to which I will be devoted as attorney general nominee Merrick Garland with President elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamil Harrison. Wilmington, Delaware. The other nominees announced today include Lisa Monaco for Deputy Attorney General Benita Gupta for associate attorney general both served in the Obama administration. And Christian Clark for assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights division. She once worked as a trial attorney in that division and is currently president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Fox News is reporting that President Biden expected to nominate Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor secretary and Rhode Island governor, Gina Re Mondo As Commerce secretary and finally an update on the Corona virus pandemic from the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci. Today he spoke to scientists and students at the University of Washington Medical School in Missouri. One of the issues of having been really gripped by this now for 11 months to almost a year is that the numbers are are so extraordinary that we've become numb to them. As of yesterday. There are 360,000 deaths. We have had a situation where we now are averaging between 203 100,000 new infections per day. Between two and 3000 deaths. Today every day is a new record for the number of people hospitalized with covert 19 138,000. As of yesterday, there was some regions of the country. That are really getting to the point of what we consider the unimaginable where you actually have the tree odds and determine who was going to get taken care of. And who was not the first specifically to the very difficult situation that's going on in California, particularly in L. A county where there are running out of beds, and they haven't exhausted staff working almost 24 hours a day. This is truly an extraordinary situation. We expected to get a bit worse as we get into the middle and end weeks of January because of the fact And after every single event that would bring people together in travel be at the Fourth of July. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now the Christmas Holidays. There's always a surge as people travel and congregate in social settings, so the numbers that I gave you Ah, very, very difficult to comprehend. They are extraordinary. And yet things could actually get Bit worse. On the other side of the coin. There is light at the end of the tunnel with regard to vaccinations. As you know another record. We've made records very, very difficult records with regard to illness and death, But we also have a record with regards to vaccine. Accomplishments. You might recall that the sequence of the virus was put on the public database on January the ninth and in less than a year in 11 months. We went from the sequence to actually having vaccines in the arms of individuals, vaccines that are not just any vaccine, but a vaccine. That's 94 to 95% efficacious. With a very good safety record. The challenge now and we can get into that, in the questions is to get the vaccine out and implemented in an efficient way so that we can get the overwhelming majority of our population vaccinated. Within a several month period, which will be the real gateway to the end of this terrible outbreak and would get us back to normal. Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases earlier today. On Wall Street, the Dow was.
"district columbia" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"About Trump. This is about the Democrats institutionalizing these what they call reforms. To our electoral process. They want mail in ballots across the board. Jimmy Carter in 2005 warned about the rampant fraud that would happen with widespread mail in balloting. And it looks like the Democrats from that point forward didn't take that as a warning. They took it as as a road map. Carter has his commission with James Baker's As yet. Maybe there's no way to secure the until action if it's all done by the mail, and Democrats took them. Is that all you don't say? Well, now we know what we want to do, and for years they have been trying to put these laws and the place. Thankfully, there have been enough Republicans in state legislatures in most of the states, not in Oregon, not and I think Colorado not in California. They've been able to keep this from happening. They tried to do this in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania legislatures. There's no we're not going to do that. Wisconsin. We had Scott Walker on Wisconsin completely reformed the way they do mail in ballots. You have a high hurdle that you have tol clear to be able to get an absentee ballot and when they couldn't get these laws passed through legislatures This time around with covert 19. They just used it as an excuse to get what they've wanted for years. And look what happened. Look what happened. It's exactly what they wanted. Exactly what we warned about. It's what William Barr warned about. And so now the challenge will be made this Wednesday. With well over 100 members of the house and I think we're up to 12 or 13 members of the Senate. Challenging specific states. What do you want to happen? As a result? What will you accept? Relate. 6 32 b m A l. Let's get to Mario West River, Maryland. Mario Good to hear from you on W E mail. Hello. Thank you, Mary Taking longer Yes. The outcome? Yes, of the Trump voter. But where is the Supreme Court forced them to make a statement. Pro or con, slap our wrists. Both sides. Democrats, Republicans, everybody and tell us what they think. Support the United States Constitution and one more thing and maybe bad about this, but The state's losing their identity, and the long room will no longer be the United States of America America. Thank you. Yeah, Thank you, Mario. Listen, They want to move away from the federalist system that we have. They don't want the states to have an identity didn't even want the electoral college. They don't want to senators per state. They don't see the benefit of having a state s so I think that's a fair argument to make and that's all sort of walking down this road. We're leaving for if we don't put a stop to it right now, Maria. Thank you for the call Omar in the district. Go ahead, Omar. You're on to be a male. Hey, Larry. Thank you for having me, you know. Really nothing short of crippling. Singing defeat to the Democrats will have them understand anything because anything else we're just a speed bump, and we have to show them that this is the fight. Nothing short of Trump being re elected will be sufficient. S. Oh, nothing. Nothing less then a loss will the Democrats. Uh understand? Is that what you think? Yeah. Okay. Well, they lost four years ago. What lesson did they learn? Well, Bill, they learn how to keep better. So they figured out that like the board, right? Yeah. You hit him with something. And they like, okay, we took this. We're gonna become better and we should have done the same thing. We should have been planning for years and advanced thinking. Well, they didn't win. This one we see coming with something has to happen. They're already looking for ways of circumvent the Electoral college were already looking for ways to win because their candidates couldn't wait on his own. So they figured out a way, And here we are. The Republicans got no spine, So you're accepting nothing less than than than the Trump. Prevailing. It has to be Larry. It has to be because otherwise they're already planning everything in advance there. Looking way past. The inauguration already have plans for destroying the whole republic there thinking Okay, we're gonna create two more senators for District Columbia and Puerto Rico. And we're gonna go ahead and we're going to disenfranchise people from voting. And we're going to screw the Supreme Court and everything else was corrupted. Makes you know, you.
Small businesses fighting to survive the pandemic
"Let's focus on some small business owners today Alex what changes were made to the payroll protection program yes obviously during these are president times slot of small business owners have felt the pressure Lebanese restaurants or retail stores services other businesses that have been impacted by by opposite the pandemic and smashes the corona virus and there's two major programs of that that were pushed through Congress one already existed and that was the call the prickly and economic injury disaster loan program to BSP actively used for the release for hurricanes tornadoes things like that but in this case there is extra funny made for also she was a present to clear it they're able to use some of the funds for the crown of our sense of the server program nothing major really in terms of its regular course except that instead of being a natural disaster they used to this time around for for but the pandemic now the paycheck protection program that you referenced for the look at the most televised news when it first launched it was definitely a rocky ledge rollout because there's some concerns over the bank's been ready to issue the loan for the the program itself is could be rushed through the process because ultimately paychecks are be needed because a lot of folders right rely on those funds that said the president the house and the Senate all agreed to make some changes to it the unanimous vote that I've lived through or at least in the Senate and the then president trump also signed that the biggest change is that no longer will new PPP loan from an older PPP loans can use these funds for payroll of her twenty four week period from when they're dispersed Bedlam that because a lot of restaurants initially in areas of the country that are just starting to open up areas like New York City where I'm sitting right now the district Columbia which will on Monday formally move into what we call phase two of the use of more time to use the funds to bring staff back on board and also the other major changes is the lowest threshold the have to go directly to paychecks to allow a lot of businesses to pay rent pay their vendors you know key things that they'll need in order to fully resume operations hopefully for all of us writer then later are going forward well you know this small businesses make up seventy percent of the jobs in America and the small businesses have problems the whole countries and I have a problem child was far as I'm concerned having we were having a small business you can up small business god help it looks a lot of small companies small businesses now they're continuing to struggle so either you know you read in the paper every day restaurants still going out of business and what have you are there any government support programs in the works yet you know on the local level three level there have been more assistance programs that have been instituted in the city of Tampa itself is on the call one Tampa to where you can get some small grants and even some small loans in order to help on the whole business people flow but as you know the truth runs the way they are most of our business owner still so sugar retailer restaurant sometimes it's always not enough so on a national scale there have been more discussions about maybe the ten Chile refunding the P. P. P. program and all and then allowing businesses to go through again if they need more funding in order to try and keep people on the payroll I think you know this is obviously very hard philosophical discussion because there are some small business owners and everything bothered to apply for president need to it's it's hard because at the end of the day policy makers want to keep people on the job working having some businesses that have a parking PPP level they may have not been allowed to be formally open they did use the time they they brought their staff back to the bottom off the unemployment rolls to do other projects that may be would Amazon dot the US on this our local area some small businesses including in Gloucestershire restaurants use it as a good time to deep clean their restaurants maybe change other restaurant operated for the future I think you're seeing that a lot of Congress men and women are coming on the side of maybe we need to extend this program allows businesses especially small ones on the PPP program really is designed for very small businesses another leg up as we move into the next phase of the of of this current situation and to allow them the flexibility to to of all their business model and what is going to be the the new normal all right to save some jobs maybe even create new ones in the future all this is it because they go what we're dealing with this virus is the unknowns the anonymous and not not just getting sick but how do you run a business when you're not supposed to talk to people with you know other than on a computer or six feet apart from each other you know we're living in a very unique space and time and that system out of being smart about it and she helped washes up it's very very hard to plan even for the government
House investigating whether Trump lied in U.S. Russia probe
"To know scan alert from CNN the US house this is how insane they are they they must know the impeachment is coming to an end by the way this is breaking news they must know they have nothing ready for this go the US house is now investigating whether trump light in written answers he provided to special counter Mauler in the Russia probe when you have nothing you changing go to something else right did the president la a was he not truthful the Muller investigation the whole mother and based investigation itself wasn't truthful is based on a lie okay apparently we had we've jumped the shark in the impeachment why would they open this up who cares at this point right if they had the president did the right on impeachment which we all know he doesn't have they don't have a why would they even care to bother to look for this because they get rid of him anyway right well we got to create a new scandal yep house general counsel Douglas letter is his name so the US court of appeals for the district Columbia about why the house now needs access to grand jury material Muller collecting his investigation quote did the president lied was the president not truthfulness responses to the mother of education so based on that they said we need to see everything now because the Miller Mister Gage wasn't enough and also other stuff I mean this it just they will never stop attacking him that's the one thing about Democrats they are persistent where Republicans lose steam I'm thinking about the fight you got to keep it up are you saying the like herpes that they never go away that they never go away excellence the herpes party what they are that's excellent way to go you just called one the Democrats the the STD party of I
Can Red Flag Laws Help Prevent Mass Shootings?
"Today's episode is brought to you by Lexus. You at Lexus. Their greatest curiosity is you because the most amazing machines aren't inspired by machines they're inspired by Dole that's why Lexus asks different questions better questions more human questions like can you see with your ears and the answers are as inspiring as you are which allowing the police to take guns away from people who judge finds dangerous that included ninety four percent of Democrats eighty five percents Republicans and eighty two percent of independent unspoiled this August even President Donald Trump who otherwise mostly has been an opponent of gun control indicated his support for Red Flag laws traumatic end not permanent so far red flag laws have been enacted by seventeen states plus the district Columbia in Florida where a red flag laws medicine is an example of what many advocate as a way to prevent the mass shootings that have increasingly plagued the United States red flag laws are designed to get mental illness or other factors that might show up in the federal instant background check system and prevent the person from buying a gun from a dealer in the first place the problem is that loopholes it as potentially being a threat to themselves or other people police and courts would have the authority to remove firearms according to Flannery Red Flag Laws on people who have felony criminal record or mental health record those rules are too narrow and too broad they identify lots of people because they had an involuntary commitment. We spoke with Jeffrey Swanson a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine he said we focused all his attention on the point of sale on the other side the National Rifle Association's website criticizes existing Red Flag Laws as violating gun owners Second Amendment Rights Civil Rights and second described scary situation an employee allegedly had confided to a CO worker that if he was fired from his job he would shoot supervisor and other employees though he would warn the eighty five years ago and wouldn't hurt anybody in the also failed to identify people who do pose a risk we also spoke with Daniel J flannery director of the having to charge the employees with the crime the cops obtained a court order and the next day seized five firearms the Court subsequently issued another order allowing authorities introduction of iheartradio hey brain stuff lauren bogle bomb here in California the manager of a car dealership contacted police and worker in advance so the CO worker could escape thanks to the red flag law the California enacted in two thousand fourteen the police could take action in this case right away without on emissions in state records submitted to the background check system have often enabled people who went onto become mass shooters to obtain guns even when they should have been disqualified begun center for Violence Prevention Research and education at Case Western Reserve University he said this is about putting protocols in place so that when an individual is identify them having guns poses a risk and the person has an opportunity to get the weapons back at some point a flannery said there's due process to that so that it's not authorities away to intervene and take guns away from a person who's perceived as a possible threat they can do that even if the person doesn't have a criminal record or a history of being institutionalized destroy a middle ground between protecting public safety and individual rights a person who's flagged isn't arrested or charged with a crime and authorities have to be able to convince a judge that did some strong public support a Washington Post and ABC News poll conducted in early of September two thousand nineteen for example found that eighty six percent of Americans supported enacted in two thousand eighteen in the weight of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting authorities have utilized it to take guns away for more than two thousand people red flag laws have attract to hold onto the weapons for a year that case described an article by University of California Davis researchers that was published in August of two thousand nineteen in the journal Ause of internal Edmund advocates that are against red flag laws say the seizures of these individuals weapons is a violation of the constitutions guaranteed due process which means the people should have the right to argue their case in court before their guns are taken not after and whether or not red flag laws do much to prevent mass shootings is difficult question to answer the study we mentioned that the of this episode conducted by the UC Davis researchers cited twenty-one cases in California in which a court issued an order to seize guns quote after the subject of the order had made a clear declaration of intent to commit a bash shooting or had exhibited behavior suggesting such an intent but it's not really possible all to prove conclusively that any of the individuals actually would have committed such an act Swanson wrote in Washington Post opinion piece that red flag laws aren't necessary early going to prevent killings by mass shooters except in instances in which alerts citizen notices that an angry young man is amassing an arsenal nevertheless Swanson's imports such laws because he and other researchers have found strong evidence that they reduce another sort of gun violence the cumulatively Inflicts Much Higher Death Poll Suicide by firearm in two thousand seventeen he colleagues calculated that for every twenty guns seized through Red Flag Law one suicide is prevented preventing people with the missile to develop suicidal idealization from getting guns does save lives because research shows that people who attempt suicide by other methods and up surviving eighty to ninety percent of the time but with a gun they're effective at killing themselves almost all of the time Swanson said from the picture of public health that's good enough reason for red flag laws today's episode was written by Patrick Jake Hager and produced by Tyler Clang brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's has it shows works for more on this and lots of other topics visit our home planet how stuff works dot Com and for more podcast my heart radio visit radio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your hello this is Julie Rieger author of the goes talker and Co host of insider's guide to the other side and I'm Brenda I may not have written a book but I mean 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