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"From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles and I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington. The presidential contest has narrowed. Vice President Joe Biden is currently ahead with recent winds in the Blue All states of Michigan and Wisconsin. And meanwhile, officials in Pennsylvania so they may may be able to announce a winner tonight, but it is not over yet. President Trump still has a path to reelection. And to talk through that. Let's bring in NPR's election expert Domenico Montanaro hate Domenico Hey, Mary Louise. I want to go to the latest vote counts with you in just a sec. But first, the president spoke this evening he appeared at the White House. He made a lot of false claims. About how voting and vote counting have gone. What did you make of it? You know, you really can't say stunning anymore because this has become all too typical eyes, assault on democracy. And just not what's reflective of what's actually going on in the country Currently, I mean, you have a lot of Workers in the states, Republicans and Democrats who are working putting in long hours who are trying to get an accurate vote count, and that's what everyone in this country should want. It should be done diligently and, frankly, it's what's made the United States You know, a model for democracy and what separates us from corrupt countries around the world on DH for the president of the United States to do thatjust undermines that completely. OK, tell us where things actually stand tonight. We're still watching several key states and they're still counting ballots. What's the latest? They are, and we are watching a cz, the foot count titans in Pennsylvania and in Georgia and in Arizona, by the way, where they continue to count votes, and guess what President Trump His picking up votes there so in Pennsylvania right now. Boy. The margin is super tight. We're talking 63,700 votes now. Another little batch just came in to make it that make it. So you know if Joe Biden Joe Biden's willing winning about 78% of the ballots in Pennsylvania today if he were to continue at that pace, but let's put a little lower but 70% of what's remaining about a quarter million ballots. He would wind up with about 36,000 lead. Ah, when all is said and done, that is mighty close. Ah, and I don't think that we're going to see any kind of a call there this evening on that, Unless things speed up rapidly, Nevada still close. Obviously, we're not seeing much there. Coming in. It's 11,000 vote difference. We're probably not going to find out a lot more until tomorrow. Arizona, though 58,900 votes that has been steadily going in President Trump's direction. Increasingly, the AP has called Arizona but keeping an eye on it. Yeah, so mighty close in a number of states and just tease out what you just said about Arizona because there's some confusion over this. The AP has called Arizona We had NPR follow. The AP is calls and so we have said Joe Biden has won Arizona. Not every news organization is doing that. There's still questions about that state. Right, And you know, we're just gonna watch it, and the AP says they have no reason to pull back their call at this point. But if they do then that would that would bring Joe Biden's total down to 253 making Pennsylvania all the more important because if he were to hold his leads Biden of Arizona and Nevada then he would get 2 to 70 without needing Pennsylvania. But If not, then Pennsylvania's where it comes down to it, But by the way, Georgia we have to watch just 3500 votes now separated so close. I know. I know. I can't keep my eyes off Georgia. And that is really you know, there's a lot of electoral votes there, and I think it really does encompass the demographic shift that we've seen in the country in across the Sunbelt states, Georgia was such a hotly contested place. And Stacey Abrams in 2018 came up just short and put in so much work and effort to get people to go and vote and they've done so again. And, you know, I mean, it really could be. You know, a state where again we see perhaps a recount. On DH. Biden could potentially take a leave there. Oh, already lots to watch for tonight. Sounds like still tomorrow, including both as both candidates trying to get these 270 votes somehow under their belt. That's NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Thank you. Thank you. As we dig Mohr into why Americans voted the way they did. We had to support a Texas this heavily Latino county on the U. S. Mexico border has been reliably democratic for generations. But this year it flipped and went for President Trump As John Burnett reports. What happened there underscores the difficulties Democrats have had with locking down the Latino vote. And turning Texas Blue Zapata County is a hardscrabble land of ranchers, oil field workers and bass fisherman. It's 93% Hispanic and hasn't voted Republican in a presidential race since it went for Warren G. Harding a century ago. Until 2020 Trump once Zapata and did better than expected up and down the winding Rio Grande. While Biden underperformed. He carried the South Texas border counties by only 11 points compared to Hillary Clinton's 44 point spread in 2016. Joe Gutierrez ranches and owns an oil field construction company in town. The Trump supporter inserts a plug of tobacco on his jaw and ruminates on the results. I think people are tryingto wait. The country up as to you know what Democrats don't own is, you know, like Joe Biden said. If you vote for Trump, you're not black. You know, You cannot put people in that situation. We're not owned by nobody. No party armed with poles and conventional wisdom. Analysts counted this region solidly in Biden's bucket..
"If Florida goes blue, it's over": Trump and Biden campaign in Florida
"When Joe Biden traveled to Florida yesterday, he explicitly referred to the electoral map, he said. If Democrats win Florida four days from now, quote it's over. It would be very hard for President Trump to reach the 270 electoral votes that decide the presidency. The president knows this, too, and also campaigned yesterday in Florida, which not coincidentally, he has made his new home state. We are going to win Florida. We are going to win for more years when you use your power. Power of the vote. We literally are going to change the course of this country for generations to come. So that's one state on the electoral map and let's look across NPR's final version of that map, which is out today. NPR senior political editor Domenico Montanaro is with us, Domenico Good Morning. Morning, Steve. So, what do you see on that map? Well, like you say Biden has the advantage when our map shows is that, with states leaning or likely to go in either candidate's direction, Biden now leads with 279 electoral votes. The 125 that to 70 is obviously over the threshold needed, eh, so that if the president is going to win, he's gonna have to win all of the toss up states and one of those states that's leaning in Biden's direction, and it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. He's certainly within striking distance in those competitive states. We made two big changes in this map. We put two important states. In the toss up category, Arizona and Texas. Not all these toss ups are created equal, though we hesitated with Texas because of its history of voting Republican hasn't gone for a Democratic president since 1976 and Trump wanted by nine points in 2016. But look, it's been remarkably close. Early Voting's been through the roof, lots of young voters, lots of Latinos turning out on DH, You know, Biden has been leading consistently in Arizona, also since early March. Polls are within the margin of error there. So to keep that, Ah, competitive. Trump is certainly pulling out a lot of stops, and it looks like you know, Right now it's a toss up because you made the change in Texas and some other changes You see, toss up states that air now leaning blue. You see traditional red states that air now toss up states. That's the way the map is moving. But you mentioned that the president could still win this. Absolutely. I mean, like I said, all the toss up states are pulling within the margin of error. So when you see a state that's within two or three points, one way or another, which is where a lot of those states in the middle are. That's not much of a lead at all. So I understand Democrats being very nervous and the outcome is certainly not clear. Trump would have to win all of them all those toss up states and went over one more of those states leaning and Biden's direction. If he does, that it would make it 259 to 259 and leave Pennsylvania as the state next up in the polling averages, and it's a state we know Both campaigns are making strong pushes for Pennsylvania, though, is expected to be slow and counting the vote this year. We could be waiting sometime because Pennsylvania just doesn't have a history of dealing with as much mail in voting as it is this year.
Biden outperforming Trump in all key swing states, polls say
"Competing tonight for eyeballs. The candidates were supposed to have a debate. Instead, they're speaking at two different town hall forums on two different TV networks at the same time. President Trump There's pressure to persuade some voters to his side. That's underscored by a new NPR PBS NewsHour Marist poll out today, showing Biden jumping to a double digit lead nationally. NPR's senior political editor, Domenico Montanaro joins us now. Hey, Domenico Hales. All right, So we have been seeing the president slide in other polls since the first debate since his illness. What did our poll find here is very similar to other national polls. Biden is now up 54 to 43. That's the highest Biden has gotten in our poll since it began tracking the race in February. Trump notably has gotten has not gotten above 44% in any of those poles. And the president is running out of time, frankly, to turn things around. The thing that stands out in this poll is Biden now is actually narrowly winning white voters by a 51 to 47% margin. Trump one white voters by 20 points in 2016. If Biden were to get that high, it would be the highest recorded for any Democrat even since Jimmy Carter and that could indicate a very big blue wave building up and down the ballot. That's you know, big, of course, because Trump is still within striking distance in key swing states and those will decide the electoral college. We don't know how things are going to go over the next couple of weeks, but white voters are somethingto. Watch for Why Biden. Khun do well in those places. But Baba, But can we just remember for a moment? What happened in 2016? I mean, Hillary Clinton was up by what about 10 points at this point in the race? I guess what I'm wondering is how much should we be reading into this lead? Biden has in the polls right now. Sure. Well, you know the phrase out, believe it when I see it. Well, yeah, I see it, but I'll believe it. When it happens, Anything can happen here. And when you talk to Democrats, they're not satisfied with the poles. Many aren't even looking at them. And they want this election not to be close. So they're doing everything they can. To make that happen. You know, Clinton certainly had a significant lead at this point, not quite this wide, but that race tighten significantly in the final couple weeks. We have to remember, so that's something to watch. But they're really a few reason reasons why 2020 is not 2016 1st. There's been far less volatility in the polls. This time around, there are far fewer undecided voters are poll shows. Just 5% of people are persuadable, meaning people undecided or who could say they know they might change their minds? Third parties don't seem to be playing as much of a factor. And, frankly, surveys and are reporting are telling us that Biden is just better liked than Hillary Clinton overall, Huh? Okay, well, I want to
"domenico montanaro" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And then Biden did say law and order. And he said, lawn order with justice where people are treated fairly, and then Trump continued to say he won't say lawn order and tweeted it even this morning, so it's just doesn't make much sense. Domenico Montanaro. Thanks So much for your time. Welcome. Well, last night was maybe a landmark and American politics will take it up again today, but first fires are burning in California in Napa and Sonoma County. The glass of fire continues its rampage through wine country in Shasta County. The state is calling for backup for the Zog Fire. Alice Wolfe Lee has been reporting for analysis. We know the dog and glass fires are just two of nearly 30 that are burning. Start with dog. What's the latest? Well in the far northern part of the state. The Zog fire has burned more than 50,000 acres and steep, rugged terrain up there is making containment difficulty. Firefighters are continuing to focus on saving homes and other buildings and then the glass fire. It's just 2% contained and it's burned more than 48,000 acres. Firefighters will be putting their energy towards securing that fire line. There is some good news in the glass fire that in Santa Rosa The city of Santa Rosa. Some evacuations were downgraded and one other thing that's been happening during these fires up here is there's more information available in Spanish. Then there has been in past years, I spoke to a Cal fire spokesperson who was able to give interviews in both English and Spanish. And there are Spanish speakers at the evacuation centers and also answering the public information phone lines. And this is incredibly important for the large Spanish speaking community here, and much of them work in places like Harry and David's. You know people who enjoy that product. You know, many of its workers are being hit hard by these fires thousands of people who've had to flee some for the second or third time. What are you hearing from them? Is there a sense Some might not go back. The evacuees I spoke with in Napa County said they had already been evacuated at least once this summer. They've all been evacuated before previous times. I spoke with one man who said evacuation has become a ritual for his family. He said he'd been evacuated four times this year, he said he loves where he lives. But he's thinking seriously about moving his family somewhere else. And I have heard the same thing from many other.
"domenico montanaro" Discussed on KPCC
"You really need to be prepared. A cz. We've always told you to ride out the storms and the 1st 72 hours is on you. Parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are under states of emergency. The Republican National Convention gets under way tomorrow. This after the Democrats held, there's completely remotely President Trump will try to contrast his speech against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. NPR's Domenico Montanaro has more. Joe Biden certainly built his speech as a fight between light and darkness. Obama's warned that democracy is at stake, but it's going to be hard for Trump to make his convention the one about the light when he delivered an inaugural address about American carnage. It was sort of the entire premise Of him running for office in the first, the first place that things were just so bad that remember in 2016, he said At his convention speech. I alone can fix it. NPR's Domenico Montanaro Trump will remain in Washington, D C, where he will give his acceptance speech in the White House lawn. The stock market could be headed for another record breaking week. NPR's gyms are Oli reports, A handful of hot tech stocks are continuing to drive the market This week, investors will hear Mohr evidence about how much the economy has been hurt by the pandemic. The government is scheduled to release new data about durable goods orders, consumer spending and personal income. A report on new home sales will be released Tuesday and on Thursday the Commerce Department will revise its estimate of economic growth in the years second quarter. The market has rebounded considerably since March. But there was evidence last week that the recovery is slowing. New unemployment claims rose above a million again. Jims AA roly NPR news. And you're listening to NPR news. In Peru. At least 13 people are dead and a stampede at a disco after a police raid to enforce the country's Corona virus lock down, officials say people at the Thomas Disco and Lima tried to escape through a door, trampling one another in the tight space. Night. Clubs have been prohibited from operating since March because of the pandemic In the US the number of Corona virus cases is rising now approaching 5.7 million with more than 176,000 deaths this, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The first time in months, Hollywood has a significant U. S box office number two. Report. NPR's Bob Mondello has more Neither chains waiting for new movie's film studios waiting for open theaters. Something had to give Nowthe stalemates come on him kind of a hard time like these road raging Russell Crowe thriller. Laying in about 1800 North American screens will have a $4 million weekend hardly huge, but a respectable start. With most of the nation's cinemas still closed. The film industry anticipates a slow ramping up through the fall.
What To Expect From The 2020 Democratic National Convention
"National Convention gets underway tonight. NPR's Domenico Montanaro says there's a long list of speakers will be addressing the convention remotely. Some live in some pre recorded ahead of Joe Biden formally receiving the party's presidential nomination. Going to be four nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time wrapping up on Thursday with Biden giving his acceptance speech from his home city of Wilmington, Delaware, and part of that is to is to sort of show this difference in leadership. Between him and Trump to say that he's taking a Corona virus more seriously. That's NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Former first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak tonight.
Biden Eliminates Trump’s Advantage With White Voters To Take Double-Digit Lead, Poll Finds
"NPR Marist PBS NewsHour poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is up eight points over President Trump's since the pole was last conducted. NPR's Domenico Montanaro says it find shifts among important voting groups. Trump still retained support from his base voting groups, but he's seeing his Li dissipate with importantly, white voters for context Trump one white voters in 2016 by 20 points, and in this poll, Trump and Biden are tied. The poll also shows Biden gaining ground with independent voters.
Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 11 Points
"NewsHour Marist Poll finds Democrat Joe Biden's lead over President Trump has expanded to 11 points ahead of the election. NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports. Biden's lead has grown as more Americans are saying they now see the Corona virus as a really threat. President Trump doesn't get very good marks for his handling of the pandemic. His overall approval rating is down to 39% and voters said they prefer Biden to handle the Corona virus by 16 points. As a result, Biden is ahead in this survey with key groups like independence and people who live in the suburbs. And Trump has seen his advantage with white voters decline in 2016. Trump won them by 20 points. But in this poll trump in Biden are tied with the group. Medical
Poll: Half Of Americans Financially Affected By Coronavirus
"A new poll from NPR the PBS newshour and Marist finds half of Americans say they've been affected financially by the pandemic here's NPR's Domenico Montanaro president trump doesn't fare very well in this poll you know just forty four percent said that they approve of the job he's doing in handling the corona virus pandemic and when people are asked if they think either he or presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden would do better handling the current virus pandemic or even the economy people chose bieten so politically as president trump has been banking on the economy being the thing that would help them over the finish line for reelection this poll shows that there are some real warning signs there for
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"Thank that. You have this under control. And I understand how scared you are. I understand why do things it doesn't make me any different. All right. I'm attract craziness. Steve Carell and Timothy shell LeMay as David Nick chef in the two thousand eighteen film, beautiful boy and coming up on forum. The chefs will join us to talk about the film and their new book for young adults high everything you want to know about drugs, alcohol and addiction. Join us after the news after this. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump is set to deliver his second state of the union address Tuesday night NPR's. Domenico Montanaro says the speech will likely be overshadowed by the threat of another government shutdown over border wall funding, there has been a billion and a half dollars that Democrats say was allocated for border security that included fence fixes and the like, which is some of the money that President Trump had noted has not yet even been spent admitted that himself so Democrats would like to see him and the department of homeland security used that money and those fundings before they go ahead and try to allocate anything else, but we've been talking about this now for almost two months the same exact kind of standoff between the parties. And I think one thing is clear. The state of the union is again gonna have the shadow of a potential shutdown hanging over it in the President China litigators case NPR's Domenico Montanaro on here. And now. Virginia governor Neurath Nordstrom has met with top administration officials calls for his resignation over a photo on his medical school yearbook page northern initially apologized for being either the person seen in the photo wearing black face or the other individual and a Klan costume. He now says he was neither meanwhile, Virginia's Lieutenant governor.
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"Old today. News is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump gives his state of the union address next Tuesday NPR's. Domenico Montanaro says the president will likely deliver it admit a continued threat of another partial government shutdown over border security. The two sides came together on Capitol Hill to begin talks yesterday. But there did not appear to be any progress. Made Democrats continued to play down the idea of a border wall. And President Trump continues to advocate for one tweeting this morning, let's just call them walls. From now on a wall is a wall. It seems fairly likely that there will not be deal before Tuesday. And that means the focus of the state of the union address is likely going to be this continued standoff while the government would be set to shut down again, February fifteenth, Domenico Montanaro NPR news, Washington. The mid west electrical grid operator has asked each member electric companies to conserve power in the midst of the widespread Arctic blast the national weather service warns dangerously cold weather. Persist in the upper midwest to the northeast. Meanwhile, General Motors is suspending work at eleven auto plants in Michigan and other automakers are reducing operations NPR's. Matthew Schwartz reports they responding to a request from a utility to cut energy use despite the bitter cold. The automakers are responding to a request by consumers energy, which asked local businesses to reduce gas consumption, the utility company says that should help it address supply issues caused by low temperatures after a fire.
"domenico montanaro" Discussed on KCRW
"I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. In his final state of the union speech in two thousand sixteen President Obama declared the state of our union is strong in his state of the union speech in two thousand eighteen President Trump declared the state of our union is strong. It's a common sentiment. President Bush said it President Clinton said it today, we can say the state of the union is delayed. House speaker Nancy Pelosi made a definite yesterday, the president may not use the house chamber until a partial government shutdown. His over the president replied by Twitter last night that that is her prerogative, and he will wait NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro never waits. He's here. Once again this morning domestic oh, good morning. Hey there Stephen wait as long as you need. Okay. Why did the president not seek some other place? Well, he decided to relent and back down, which is not usual for his for what he's done over his presidency. But he decided that. He was not going to seek a different venue. He tweeted that there's no venue that can compete with the history tradition and importance of the house chamber. He said he looks forward to giving it in the near future after the shutdown is over, and, you know, it's it's probably no coincidence that there were three polls out yesterday continuing to show the president's numbers getting worse and worse during the shutdown people are blaming him for it. They're saying the shutdown is more of a problem than the border and his approval rating in a people for example, went to thirty four percent. The lowest of his presidency in that poll, and among independence almost seven ten disapprove of the job. He's doing is looking at the fivethirtyeight polling average, you take an average of polls. Since anyone Paul might be a little off his approval rating was ten points underwater in December like forty-one percent approved around fifty one percent disapprove, which is really bad. And now it is far worse something like fifty five thirty nine fifty five percent, disapproval and only thirty nine percent. Approval that is appalling for president. Yeah. It's really expanded since the government shutdown began December twenty first, and I you know, it's hard to ignore a confluence of polls. You know, you can cherry pick one thing. But when you see that trend, which is really the way to consume them, even the president has to look at that and think something has to change here. And you know, a Fox News poll is out yesterday. They conduct very good polls. And it showed, you know, three quarters of the country think that the border is I'm sorry. Three quarters of the country. Think that the shutdown is a big is a big problem compared to fewer fewer than that may be about six and ten with the the border was, and of course, that's poll that we would presume the president has seen since expenses. A lot of time watching on Fox News and often often tweeting about it. Although he hasn't tweeted that poll so far as we so far as we know tweet that events if it's not favorable Democrats offered the president any way to get out of this while Democrats have not. Offered anything yet to the president except to say that opened the government back up, and then we can negotiate which the Democrats are saying, you know, that's one of the bills. It's going to be voted on today and expected to fail. Of course, the president's proposal in the Senate is also going to be loaded on where he wants five point seven billion dollars for a wall and offering temporary immigrant temporary protections for immigrants in the country. But Democrats are likely to offer a counterproposal according to NPR Susan Davis that does spend significantly on border security, just not going to offer anything for that wall. Would it be five point seven billion dollars? Which is the exact amount. The president is demanding just not for a wall for other kinds of security. Well, you know, Democrats have shown a pension to actually spend potentially more money than that in past years when it comes to other things when you think about, you know, drones or technology really the wall has become symbolic for both. Democrats and Republicans know at least for this president to say that this is his physical view of saying that he's tough on the border and Democrats saying that this is also a physical view of saying that you're trying to keep people out. So because Democrats in the past, of course, have been in favor of securing various parts of the border and fencing the medical thanks for the update, really appreciate it. You're welcome. That's NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro Spain received the highest number of migrants on their shores last year topping both Italy and Greece Spain saw a sharp increase of arrivals last summer, which overwhelmed refugee centers in the south and this year Spanish officials expect the number to keep rising Lucia Bellavia days reports Mamoru lamb inside is ironing shirts for a clothing store in downtown by the store is run by an association of undocumented migrants. Son was from Senegal is one of the Union's founding member. There's he says they opened the shop in two thousand seventeen to help migrants. Find steady work. Man. Me miss since he arrived in Spain in two thousand and six SATA says he's had to take care of himself. There's been virtually no official support just some help from local activists and the migrant community this past year. He says he's seen the numbers increase as the thirties bus migrants into by the Celona from overcrowded reception centers in the south. Did you start the drop you off at a bus station satisfies, and you don't know anyone the only solution. He adds is to sleep on the street until someone helps you out. My dad done does is one of those people. She works with a network of activists across Spain to coordinate help for migrants with nowhere to go rail maintain this summer, we saw a peak and arrivals. Our goal is to not let these people stay in the streets around fifty eight thousand migrants arrived in Spain in two thousand eighteen more than double the number in the previous year. Danta says authorities were totally unprepared. Have you felt that they they privy on the VCR? There was a lack of foresight and provisions in place for the Spanish government to take in these people but Salina's immigration coordinator, agnostic I bowl agrees. He says the city received five thousand of the nearly sixty thousand migrants last year, yet, the central government didn't send any extra funds to deal with the influx. Let me end up going to the biggest complained that cities have is that we're dealing with these alone. And it's not just the migrants crossing the sea from Africa guide bull ads. There are people migrating to Barcelona from all over the world. The biggest percent of a Silom seekers are actually from Venezuela. But Sedona has doubled the capacity of its homeless shelters, but cut says many migrants, including unaccompanied children still end up living on the streets. But I wrote by let me let him mentally is for European European countries immigration is a political problem what they talk about flows numbers and quotas but cities have to deal with the day to day reality and the flow of migrants could continue to increase, according to the UN migration agency thirty four hundred migrants have arrived in Spain and the first three weeks of this year three times the number in two thousand seventeen for NPR news. I'm Lucy Ebina this.
"domenico montanaro" Discussed on KCRW
"I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. In his final state of the union speech in two thousand sixteen President Obama declared the state of our union is strong in his state of the union speech in two thousand eighteen President Trump declared the state of our union is strong. It's a common sentiment. President Bush said it President Clinton said it today, we can say the state of the union is delayed. House speaker Nancy Pelosi made a definite yesterday. The president may not use the house chamber until a partial government shutdowns over the president replied by Twitter last night that that is her prerogative, and he will wait NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro never waits. He's here. Once again this morning, Domenico, good morning. Hey there Stephen I'll wait as long as you need. Okay. Why did the president not seek some other place? Well, he decided to relent and back down, which is not usual for his for what he's done over his presidency. But he decided that. He was not going to seek a different venue. He tweeted that there's no venue that can compete with the history tradition and importance of the house chamber. He said he looks forward to giving it in the near future after the shutdown is over, and, you know, it's it's probably no coincidence that there were three polls out yesterday continuing to show the president's numbers getting worse and worse during the shutdown people are blaming him for it. They're saying the shutdown is more of a problem than the border and his approval rating in a people for example, went to thirty four percent. The lowest of his presidency in that poll, and among independence almost seven and ten disapprove of the job. He's doing I was looking at the fivethirtyeight polling average, you take an average of polls. Since anyone Paul might be a little off his approval rating was ten points underwater in December like forty one percent approved around fifty one percent disapprove, which is really bad. And now it is far worse something like fifty five thirty nine fifty five percent, disapproval and only thirty nine percent. Approval that is appalling for a president. Yeah. It's really expanded since the government shutdown began December twenty first, and I you know, it's hard to ignore a confluence of polls. You know, you can cherry pick one thing. But when you see that trend, which is really the way to consume them, even the president has to look at that and think something has to change here. And you know, a Fox News poll is out yesterday. They conduct very good polls. And it showed, you know, three quarters of the country think that the border is I'm sorry. Three quarters of the country. Think that the shutdown is a big part is a big problem compared to fewer fewer than that may be about six and ten the the border was, and of course, that's poll that we would presume the president has seen since expenses. A lot of time watching on Fox News and often often tweeting about it. Although he hasn't tweeted that poll so far so far as we know not gonna tweet that events. If it's not favorable Democrats offered the president any way to get out of this while Democrats have not. Offered anything yet to the president except to say that opened the government backup. And then we can negotiate which the Democrats are saying, you know, that's one of the bills. It's going to be voted on today and expected to fail. Of course, the president's proposal in the Senate is also going to be loaded on where he wants five point seven billion dollars for a wall and offering temporary immigrant temporary protection for immigrants in the country. But Democrats are likely to offer a counterproposal according to NPR's Susan Davis that does spend significantly on border security, just not going to offer anything for that wall. We would be would it be five point seven billion dollars. Which is the exact amount. The president is demanding just not for a while for other kinds of security. Well, you know, Democrats have shown a pension to actually spend potentially more money than that in past years when it comes to other things when you think about drones or technology, really the wall has become symbolic for both, Dan. Democrats and Republicans, you know, at least for this president to say that this is his physical view of saying that he's tough on the border and Democrats saying that this is also a physical view of saying that you're trying to keep people out. So cause Democrats in the past, of course, have been in favor of securing various parts of the border and fencing the medical thanks for the update. Really appreciate it. You're welcome. That's NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro Spain received the highest number of migrants on their shores last year topping both Italy and Greece. Spain saw a sharp increase of arrivals last summer, which overwhelmed refugee centers in the south and this year Spanish officials expect the number to keep rising Lucia Bellavia days reports. Mamoru lamb inside is irony shirts for a clothing store in downtown by the store is run by an association of undocumented migrants. Sal was from Senegal is one of the Union's founding members. He says they opened the shop in two thousand seventeen to help migrants. Find steady work. Man. Since he arrived in Spain in two thousand and six SATA says he's had to take care of himself. There's been virtually no official support just some help from local activists and the migrant community this past year. He says he's seen the numbers increase as a thorny bus migrants into by the Celona from overcrowded reception centers in the south did young when I started. Drop you off at a bus station satisfies, and you don't know anyone the only solution. He adds is to sleep on the street until someone helps you out. My dad does is one of those people. She works with a network of activists across Spain to coordinate help for migrants with nowhere to go. Maintain this summer. We saw a peak and arrivals. Our goal is to not let these people stay in the streets around fifty eight thousand migrants arrived in Spain in two thousand eighteen more than double the number in the previous year. Danta says authorities were totally unprepared. Abuna falter the. Either. There was a lack of foresight and provisions in place for the Spanish government to take in these people but Salina's immigration coordinator, agnostic I bowl agrees. He says the city received five thousand of the nearly sixty thousand migrants last year, yet, the central government didn't send any extra funds to deal with the influx. The biggest complained that cities have is that we're dealing with these alone. And it's not just the migrants crossing the sea from Africa. God bull ads there are people migrating to Barcelona from all over the world. The biggest percent of asylum seekers are actually from Venezuela. But Sedona has doubled the capacity of its homeless shelters, but cut ball says many migrants, including unaccompanied children still ended up living on the streets. But I wrote by let me let him mentally is for European European countries immigration is a political problem. They talk about flows numbers and quotas but cities have to deal with the day to day reality and the flow of migrants could continue to increase, according to the UN migration agency thirty four hundred migrants have arrived in Spain and the first three weeks of this year three times the number in two thousand seventeen for NPR news. I'm Lucy Ebina. This embarrassed Lana. This is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition, the final season of comedy central's broad city premieres tonight, the.
Pelosi denies Trump use of House chamber for State of the Union
"In his final state of the union speech in two thousand sixteen President Obama declared the state of our union is strong in his state of the union speech in two thousand eighteen President Trump declared the state of our union is strong. It's a common sentiment. President Bush said it President Clinton said it today, we can say the state of the union is delayed. House speaker Nancy Pelosi made a definite yesterday. The president may not use the house chamber until a partial government shutdowns over the president replied by Twitter last night that that is her prerogative, and he will wait NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro never waits. He's here. Once again this morning, Domenico, good morning. Hey there Stephen I'll wait as long as you need. Okay. Why did the president not seek some other place? Well, he decided to relent and back down, which is not usual for his for what he's done over his presidency. But he decided that. He was not going to seek a different venue. He tweeted that there's no venue that can compete with the history tradition and importance of the house chamber. He said he looks forward to giving it in the near future after the shutdown is over, and, you know, it's it's probably no coincidence that there were three polls out yesterday continuing to show the president's numbers getting worse and worse during the shutdown people are blaming him for it. They're saying the shutdown is more of a problem than the border and his approval rating in a people for example, went to thirty four percent. The lowest of his presidency in that poll, and among independence almost seven and ten disapprove of the job. He's doing I was looking at the fivethirtyeight polling average, you take an average of polls. Since anyone Paul might be a little off his approval rating was ten points underwater in December like forty one percent approved around fifty one percent disapprove, which is really bad. And now it is far worse something like fifty five thirty nine fifty five percent, disapproval and only thirty nine percent. Approval that is appalling for a president. Yeah. It's really expanded since the government shutdown began December twenty first, and I you know, it's hard to ignore a confluence of polls. You know, you can cherry pick one thing. But when you see that trend, which is really the way to consume them, even the president has to look at that and think something has to change here. And you know, a Fox News poll is out yesterday. They conduct very good polls. And it showed, you know, three quarters of the country think that the border is I'm sorry. Three quarters of the country. Think that the shutdown is a big part is a big problem compared to fewer fewer than that may be about six and ten the the border was, and of course, that's poll that we would presume the president has seen since expenses. A lot of time watching on Fox News and often often tweeting about it. Although he hasn't tweeted that poll so far so far as we know not gonna tweet that events. If it's not favorable Democrats offered the president any way to get out of this while Democrats have not. Offered anything yet to the president except to say that opened the government backup. And then we can negotiate which the Democrats are saying, you know, that's one of the bills. It's going to be voted on today and expected to fail. Of course, the president's proposal in the Senate is also going to be loaded on where he wants five point seven billion dollars for a wall and offering temporary immigrant temporary protection for immigrants in the country. But Democrats are likely to offer a counterproposal according to NPR's Susan Davis that does spend significantly on border security, just not going to offer anything for that wall. We would be would it be five point seven billion dollars. Which is the exact amount. The president is demanding just not for a while for other kinds of security. Well, you know, Democrats have shown a pension to actually spend potentially more money than that in past years when it comes to other things when you think about drones or technology, really the wall has become symbolic for both, Dan. Democrats and Republicans, you know, at least for this president to say that this is his physical view of saying that he's tough on the border and Democrats saying that this is also a physical view of saying that you're trying to keep people out. So cause Democrats in the past, of course, have been in favor of securing various parts of the border and
On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown
"You didn't sound very eager to go much higher. It's a wall between reality and his constituents his supporters. He does not want them to know what he's doing to Medicare, Medicaid and social security in his budget proposal. He does not want them to know what he's doing to clean air and clean water in the rest in his department of interior end up EPA. He does not want them to know how he is hurting them. So keeps the subject on the wall is a master of diversion. Pelosi spoke as new lawmakers from both parties settled into the capital combat veterans many women people of color and others posed for photos, quite dramatic scenes late in the day. President Trump emerged from the White House. I have never had so much support as I have in the last week. Over my stands for border security for border control. And for frankly, the wall or the barriers surveys have shown the demand for a border wall to be unpopular though, it is favored by many of his core supporters. All right. So we are joined now by NPR's Lee, political editor Domenico Montanaro to get the latest on the shutdown when it's gonna end he's got all the answers, right medical all of them. Always gone. Rachel goes. Well, so Nancy Pelosi in the first item of business passing this package of bills to keep the government open. No border wall. Funding is this going to go anywhere? Not really because Republicans aren't going to take it up in the Senate. And the president said that he would veto it if it passed congress. So we're back where we've been Nancy Pelosi says that what past was quote a
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"This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Mary Louise Kelley it is no longer election day. But it sure feels like it in a few parts of the country in Georgia in Florida in Arizona. There are big races still too close to call need. I tell you lawsuits filed and the president of the United States before heading overseas. He weighed in today on one of those contentious races. The Florida Senate all of a sudden they're finding votes out of nowhere at Rick Scott who won by you know, it was close, but he won by a comfortable margin. Every couple of hours it goes down a little bit. Rick Scott, a reference there to the governor of Florida who would like to become a Senator from Florida and furious lead political editor Domenico Montanaro is here. Hey there. Hey there. What is going on in Florida? Well, first of all a little bit of fact, check on the president. I mean, these are provisional ballots and not at all outside the the normal range of what happens in close elections. This happens every single time. And it takes a while to count votes. Always there's a big difference between what's projected on election night. And the vote that winds up having to be counted before it can be certified so just to put that out there right now in Florida. We're seeing the two marquee statewide races for governor and Senate are likely headed to state mandated recounts, that's because they're both within the zero point five percentage point margin to trigger that we'll probably find something out about that tomorrow to figure out where that's going to go. And if a machine recount, this is what would be ordered happens and the race especially for the Senate, which right now is within this margin is within zero point two five percentage points really narrow than a manual recount would be triggered which is a huge state. That's a lot of manual work to do and the earliest we'd see results from that would be next Saturday. And it's of course, Saturday a week for a week from tomorrow, right, and it's already gotten ugly. We heard Rick Scott talk about how liberals he thinks they're trying to steal the election pointing to election officials in south Florida. And the president we heard they're weighing in. Okay. Now that's the Senate race. What about on the governor's race in Florida which Andrew gillum the democratic candidate conceded on Tuesday night? He did. But you know, concessions are really political terms of art. We saw Al Gore, for example, in the two thousand two thousand presidential race concede the President Bush, but if the Senate if these back of co well, if the supreme court had gone any differently. He would have happily got onto be president. So let's just put that out there. And as these provisional ballots and other votes have been counted the race between Gilman the Republican Rhonda Santa's who is a head has gotten tighter. Pause with me for a moment. Just to note, we're talking Florida. You mentioned core protecting Florida the home of the hanging Chad. We're all this is unfolding, absolutely. Lots of close races over the years. Walk over the state line to Georgia with me and talk about the governor's race where Republican Brian Kemp has declared himself a winner. But it's not over there yet either. That's right. That race is still considered too close to call. Kemp is barely above the fifty percent threshold to avoid a runoff lawsuits have been filed by Democrats about how the election was administered member. There are a lot of voters waiting in very long lines for hours and hours on election day, and we're still days away from any finality of where that racist going. But campus ahead. And the latest in Arizona where the Senate race. There is still too close to call another tight race in another one where the president tweeted questioning the re the election results saying that there were signatures that were counted twice. Yes. Signatures gate ca. Get looked at if they don't match they don't get counted. So he should talk to the Republican secretary of state in that state for how that's administered any timing on when we might snow. What's going on in Arizona? Well, right now, the Republican Martha mcsally leading was leading on election night. Now Kirstin cinema has edged out a small lead. There are still some three hundred thousand ballots left to be counted for early votes that were delivered on election day. So that could take a week or so and the race could still go either way NPR's, Domenico Montanaro. Thanks has ever. You're welcome. All right. The never ending midterms is a great place to start our week in politics conversation. Joining us now our E J Dion of the Washington Post in Brookings Institution and guy Benson of townhall. Welcome to both of you. Great to be with you. Thanks for having me. Okay. Let's begin with what we just heard from Dominica about Florida EJ as as someone who I am sure vividly remembers the two thousand presidential election is this kind of like deja vu for you a little bit count every vote. Yes. I remember. Every single thing about Florida Florida obsessive. I'm still upset about the failure to recount all the votes in Florida. And it's really striking that the president is trying to link Florida to every conspiracy. I mean that he can imagine he's even going back to the dossier. What's really striking? In terms of similarities is presents trying to spin a democratic conspiracy. The fact is once again a poorly designed ballot in a democratic county in this case, it's Broward in the last case was Palm Beach county with the butterfly ballot a poorly designed ballot where they buried. The Senate race may have the democratic candidate in this case Senator Nelson very badly. The good news is that recounts are required by law. Now that was warm, and so we'll get to know more about what actually happened in this election than we did in two thousand got you've also been pretty critical. I mean, you wrote today that Broward County election officials are totally bungling this, and I'm curious whatever. Our criticisms are different is my suspicion. Bye. Whatever happens in the end with this count. Are you suggesting that you are not going to be trusting the outcome? No, not at all. I just think that there was a lawsuit filed that Rick Scott, the Republican candidate the governor there just one moments ago where there were issues in Broward County involving the law where Broward County officials were not following the law in terms of being transparent about where the votes the outstanding votes were how many were left to be counted that sort of thing so a judges sided with Scott. That's just a transparency issue. My hope is we will get that information soon. I doubt that either race of the two big ones will be beyond that margin for a recount. So we will see the recount and generally recounts, don't upset the outcome from election night. It's very very rare. I think on average in recent decades recounts have flipped votes a few hundred two or three hundred on average. And so if the Republicans remain on top by thousands of oh. Votes. It is likely that we will see Senator elect Scott and governor elect to Santa's. But I just want to see the process and the law followed, and I think everyone should okay. Let's turn to the racists where we do know who won and who lost and look at what? Tuesday's results mean for Washington come January in victory speech Tuesday night, democratic leader Nancy Pelosi offered this message of bipartisanship, we have a Martha a bipartisan marketplace of ideas that makes our democracy, strong, a Democratic Congress will work with solutions that bring us together because we have all had enough of division. We have all had enough of division. But we still do have a divided congress where we now have a divided congress after two years of Republican controlled. Now, we have two chambers that went into opposite directions as a result of the election. No, one party was the clear winner. It seems like anyone can pick. And choose the explanation for why Tuesday unfolded the way it did was was it a Blue Wave or a blue ripple with their red wall. I'm curious. What story did you guys pick to explain it EJ, let's start with you. I think the most important thing substantively and also in terms of the will of the electorate is that the Democrats took over the house because they now have some power in the federal elected branches of the federal government. They had no real power before election day and the house was the one set of contests that covered every single voter in America. There were house contests everywhere saying it's about representation what people feel. Exactly. Whereas the Senate took place in only a third of the states. The Senate races took place on the in only one third of the state and the Republicans picked up seats in the court of three core. Trump states, Indiana, North Dakota in Tennessee. What I also think is important is Democrats gained a lot of ground in the old industrial states, Pennsylvania. Swung to Trump it. Swung back hard to the Democrats and the governor's governor and Senate race same was true in Michigan and same was true. A little more narrowly in the governor's race in Wisconsin. That's a big deal. A show is the strong democratic showing in Nevada and Pierce or the were so cutting votes. Arizona guy. What's your explanation for why the two chambers went in opposite directions? Was there some repudiation going on as EJ suggests that Republicans certainly, and I think the president first and foremost, particularly in house races decided in suburban districts, the type of swing districts that Republicans will need to win again if they want to regain the lower chamber. I don't think it was particularly helpful for the president to be. Sort of ridiculing some of those Republicans who lost races because they didn't bear hug him hard enough. That was not their problem. Although he seems to think it was perhaps I do have a spoiler alert for Nancy Pelosi. There will be more division. We have presently. We have a Republican Senate. We have a democratic house. They may get together on infrastructure and to spend money together. That's what both parties seem to like to do. But they're going to be some major fights ahead. So yes, very good night for Democrats a better night for Democrats and Republicans, but one hell of a consolation prize in the Senate for the GOP gaining. We'll see exactly how many seats depending on what happens in Florida and Arizona, but giving Mitch McConnell more of a cushion that matters a lot when it comes to judges, which was a top priority for many conservatives. Okay. We have about a minute left, and I want to get quickly to of course, President Trump replaced. His attorney general Jeff Sessions with sessions. Chief-of-staff Matthew Whitaker. Curious. What did you make of that EJ the timing of it the speed with which it was done and how it was done? Well, I I'm getting over guy saying we're not going to get along. I'm so disappointed. Sorry, jay. But this appointment is itself. A sign of why it's probably unconstitutional the case made by people have very different views. Neal Katyal and George Conway. Yes, Kellyanne Conway's husband had a participation with very dodgy company. Find by the FTC, this is problematic guy. What did you make of what happened this week? The timing is not terribly surprising because Jeff Sessions has been a Dead Man Walking politically for quite some time. But yes, I think that there are some legitimate questions about the true authority that Jeff Sessions replacement or at least temporary replacement has in that position. And it's not just liberals or Democrats saying that as EJ has mentioned, John you, for example, has weighed in on the other side of that. All right. That's guy Benson of town hall and JD own of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution. Thanks to both of you. Great to be with you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. And this is WNYC the head of the MTA chairman, Joe lhota resigned today, effective immediately, WNYC's transportation..
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"I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm well king. Good morning. Democrats took control of the house last night. They did not take control of the Senate. It will be a congress divided. What does that mean for President Trump NPR's political editor Domenico Montanaro is here to help us answer that question? Good morning to medico either. No. So is the president going to be going to be forced to compromise, especially with Democrats who now have the power to block his legislative agenda. Well, puts them in a little bit of a box because everyone is going to have their own narrative today, the reality is that losing the house is a major blow to the president and his agenda potentially. You know, he can either choose to compromise or essentially become a lame duck starting in January if he decides that he wants to become more entrenched say, hey, the Senate went more Republican so in use that as a way to say that he won. And I I assume that we're going to see the President Try that at least for a little while all right to medical standby, just a minute. Also. So with us now is Mark laudner. A former special assistant to the president. He is an outside spokesperson for the White House. And he did sign an NDA with the White House. Meaning he may be limited in how much he can say Mr. ladder a good morning. Good morning. Thanks for having me despite some victories in key races. A majority of people voted against the president's party. What do you make of that? I completely disagree. I mean, the Republicans expanded their majority by a significant margin possibly like now, it looks like up to five seats added to the Republican majority in the United talking about numbers talking about numbers, and well and and with numbers. Governing. Yes. Of course, of course. So you would say well, let me let me switch gears here a little bit. A lot of people said that they voted on healthcare, right? Many Republicans said that they would work to protect coverage for people with preexisting conditions are Republicans acknowledging that at least some elements of ObamaCare are important and popular. I think it's long been acknowledged that there have been elements of of ObamaCare that that needed to be retained primarily the pre existent coverage. And how you do that the challenge that we face in? This is the challenge that Democrats will face is that they often easy to campaign and say you are against something. But when it comes to governing and replacing it or coming up with a plan that can move forward. That's where the stumbling block is. We've seen this happen. The president reached out in the previous or the current congress on immigration issues on infrastructure issues. And while the Democrats talked about wanting to compromise actually never did. So now, we're going to see how does that translate in terms of governing with the with the house controlled by Democrats in the Senate firmly in the control of Republicans, will you what do you make of the prospects for bipartisanship for compromise? I think if I had if I had to guess, I would assume that that that both sides will try to. Find an area where they can get to relatively quick agreement that would probably be in the area of infrastructure where there is lower hurdles overcome because both sides are going to want to be able to tell their voters that they've been rewarded that their leadership has produced something that they want to be bipartisan. So they can always point back to that. When the partisan battles happen now. Whether that will hold for the for the next two years will be a different story. But it wouldn't surprise me to see something come early in the next year where both sides could get together. And and throw out something as a victory. Let me let me pull back a little bit and ask you about the president's campaign. We just heard on the show from the conservative commentator max boot, a former Republican famously ears some of what he had to say about the president's campaigning during the midterms. He is essentially appealing to this. Angry old under educated white demographic in in our society, and he's figured out how to mobilize them with with fear mongering about this, supposedly, caravan, invasion and all the rest of it. This is not the Republican party that I grew up with this is not the Republican party. I wanna see. But this is what the Republican party has become which is essentially a white nationalist party. That is a very strong statement. What do you make of it? Can I think it's complete nonsense from somebody who usually utters complete nonsense? I mean, the president is reaching out and trying to grow the economy for everyone. We have seen the results the positive results. Whether it is the lowest African American unemployment rate history or the lowest unemployment rate for Latinos and Hispanics in the history. We have rising paychecks that is lifting all boats and trust me, the president is going to reach out over these next couple of years into areas where we're seeing according to some polling that the president has the highest approval rating among African Americans among Republican history. I think all of those numbers, you just cited are actually debatable. But we don't have time to debate them right now. Mark laudner is a former special assistant to President Trump. Thank you, Mr. ladder. Thank you. All right. We're back now with NPR's Domenico Montanaro Dominica. What do you think? Well, I thought it was interesting that he said that they want to probably reach out to try. To do something quickly on bipartisanship, because I think he's right that that people do want at least to be able to point back and say in the partisan battles. We did this thing. Now, I kind of laugh to myself a little bit. When anyone talks about infrastructure, almost almost anything that's tried to get done on infrastructure. It's always dangled out. There is the thing that they want to do and they can never agree on how to pay for it. And you know, every time there's been an infrastructure week, quote unquote in this administration. Something craziest happened and it had nothing to do with infrastructure. So seeing that as a possibility, you know, I think it's interesting that at least there's the fig leaf out there to say look acknowledging the probably need to get something done. But do you predict very quickly? More legislative gridlock ahead. Absolutely. Unless the president is willing to compromise on a host of issues, then there is going to be legislative gridlock. And that's just fine by Democrats who are looking just put a gum up the system. Until two thousand twenty when they'll have a shot to try to take out the president for reelection NPR's, Domenico Montanaro. Thanks, domenico. You're welcome. All right. This morning. We're hearing from voters about what it was like to cast their ballots on election day into Moines. Iowa teller Voss spent the night in the ER with stomach pains. But then she told her doctor she had somewhere to be was straight up. Just like as long as I get out by like eight thirty. So I can try to my polling place. That'd be great. And in ashville, North Carolina Clare Ryan voted this year as she always does motivated by tradition that her mother started a name most important part? It was if you don't vote on election day, you're not getting dinner Clair's mother passed away years ago, but her family still lives by this rule. It's gone onto the next generation. I sent a message to my sibling day, and my sister said that she met her side at the polling place, and he looked up and said guess we both deserved dinner tonight. Our former colleague Michel nora's was observing that rule on election day saying that in my house, if you don't vote you don't..
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"Partly cloudy with patchy fog near the coast this morning, otherwise a sunny day with highs from the low sixties to the upper seventies. The time is now six thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Voting is underway across much of the US. Congressional and gubernatorial races are dominating the midterm elections. Democrats are hoping to regain control of the house while Republicans are seeking to expand their majority in the Senate races. For governor include once in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin NPR's. Domenico Montanaro says voter turnout is expected to be heavy experts. We've talked to have predicted that turnout could be the highest that we've seen in something like fifty years back to the nineteen sixties. They're all signs are pointing to the fact that there's a lot of energy and enthusiasm. There's been high early voting and polls have found that people have said that they are very enthusiastic about voting in this election voters in Michigan and north dako-. Kota are deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana medical marijuana is on the ballot in Missouri and Utah U N investigators say they've discovered more than two hundred mass graves in northern Iraq containing thousands of bodies as Lisa Sean reports the UN believes ISIS militants carried out the killings between twenty fourteen and twenty seventeen U N. Investigators believe the mass graves contain the remains of between six thousand and twelve thousand people murdered by ISIS in Iraq. They believe sites in Mosul contain the largest number of victims. This is NPR news from Washington from news. I'm Brian watt. In San Francisco, where leaders of the municipal transportation agency planned to vote today on guidelines that could restrict oversize vehicles from parking on the streets. Overnight many people who live in them are homeless has Marissa's shake reports. This one is kind of like a food truck not I'm walking through the. Cordola district with supervisor Hillary Ronen today. There's there's just about five RV that I saw.
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"This is Kate. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Mary Louise Kelley unless you have already voted early tomorrow is the big day to head to your polling station and have your say after months of hearing from the candidates each party is selling a different version of the future through their respective political ads. So we're gonna take a moment now to talk ads with NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro there. Thanks for having me. Glad to have you with a start with the Republicans you've been watching all their ads. What do we tell us about the case that Republicans are making to voters? Well, the fact of the matter is Republicans really wanted to start this election talking about local issues jobs and the economy has been very good. They were hoping the president frankly would push that. Instead, that's not so much what they're closing on their closing on this crackdown on illegals as governor band. Sanctuary cities truck just in case made around a criminal, illegals and secure. We want to put an end illegal immigration. Republicans really at the outset had this kind of internal conflict whether or not they were going to separate themselves from President Trump, whether they were going to tie themselves to him, and, you know, going for the ladder at this president has talked over and over again about immigration and the fear that comes with immigrants coming into the country illegally for his base, which was a foundational thing. And there were really nervous that the Republican base would stay home, and this they're hoping fires them up and gets them to the polls unusual for president in a midterm election year to have so much sway over where candidates are putting their political messages presidents historically have a problem in their first mid term where their parties ended up losing a lot of seats. So most of the time people tried to distance themselves from the president or the pre if especially if a presence unpopular and this president right now is historically unpopular. But it doesn't matter. He is going to be whether or not he's the anchor around Republicans ankles or he's the plane that carries them across the finish line. Trying to keep up with them. Turn me to a democratic metaphor here. They they do not see immigration as the key to turning out their base democratic ads fixed not at all Democrats have been laser like focused on healthcare. And they've started from the very beginning of this campaign saying that they were gonna run on healthcare. And that's exactly what.
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"The fact the matter is we have a record number of candidates running a record number of democratic women who have won nominations to how seats for example, mostly spurred because of President Trump at that is not what Democrats have been focused on the lesson that they've learned from the two thousand sixteen campaign was they felt that Hillary Clinton's campaign was far too reactive to Donald Trump. And what they felt like she didn't do what they needed to do is have a positive message and offer people something and what that has been in. This campaign repeatedly has been healthcare how to keep health care affordable, and then the Republicans with their tax cuts the. Irony. They thought they'd be able to run on that Republicans and Democrats instead seem to be benefiting from that. Because polling showing that people would rather vote for a democrat as a result of those tax cuts as opposed to a Republican and one democratic operative said to me is we're gonna call this the tax cuts scam. That's intended to cut your Medicare, social security, and Medicaid, and that's certainly what they've closed on. And it seems like there are a lot of people who have already voted early voting numbers. Looking pretty strong around the country will be watching that. And of course, we'll be here on Tuesday and Wednesday to look at what is going on NPR lead political editor, Domenico Montanaro. Thank you. You got Google CEO soon. Darpa CHAI says his company is listening to the thousands of Google employees around the world who staged a walkout yesterday in protest of the way, the company handled accusations of sexual misconduct against top executives. I just the walkouts as they were happening at a New York Times conference yesterday the sanguine frustration. Within the company, we all feel it. I feel it to Gooby said a very high bar and be clearly didn't live up to our expectations. Which is why we felt it was important experts are support for the employees today. So how is social media responding to me? Okay. Host of the stream on al-jazeera English keeps an eye on that for us..
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"I'm Rachel Martin in Washington DC, and I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. President Trump continues his blitz on the campaign trail today with a rally in Columbia, Missouri. Last night. He was stumping in Florida where he took a moment as he often does to single out journalists and when we talk about division. This is a big part of the division right there. The president was motioning to the reporters in the back of the room. Now twenty nine percent of people do believe that the media is most to blame for the negative tone and lack of civility in Washington. But forty percent higher number blame President Trump. This is all according to a new NPR PBS NewsHour mirrors poll that is out this morning. And let's talk it through with NPR's lead political editor Domenico Montanaro, high domestic. Oh, hey there, David. So lots of numbers to talk about one. I I really wanted to dig into it seems like people are not just worried about a lack of civility according to this poll, but they're concerned that lack of civility could lead to more violence. What exactly are we seeing here? Yeah. And it's an overwhelming number and across party lines about four and five voters say that they're concerned that that lack of civility in Washington will lead to violence about foreign ten believed that the way the president conducts himself is largely to blame for incidents like the recent improvised explosive devices. Is that were sent to prominent Democrats and critics of the president about a fifth, though, we should say blame the media and the way it reports on the news and neither the president nor the media come across very well about half of Americans say Trump has handled the aftermath of these incidents irresponsibly and about half also say the media has acted irresponsibly in reporting those incidents, of course, there's a political split in that about four and five Democrats say Trump has acted irresponsibly. But while about three quarters of Republicans say the media has well to medical help me understand this is well, this survey is telling us that that people feel civility has gotten much worse since President Trump took office. But forty percent only forty percent think that he is responsible for that. You can you make sense of that at all? Well, I mean about three-quarters say the overall tone and level of civilian Washington have gotten worse since Trump has become president that's up from earlier in his presidency and much higher than when President Obama was an office, by the way, an Obama. We know is certainly a lightning rod for the right but his nut. But these numbers that you're looking at I mean, three quarters of Americans saying it's gotten worse tells you Americans really perceive this time under Trump to be something different. So I mean, this is an important moment for any presidency a midterm election. Even though the president is not on the ballot. What what kind of support does he have right now for us? This is a snapshot. Well, it hasn't changed very much. You know, about forty one percent approve of the job that he's doing which is kinda where it's been for the entirety of his presidency. It's historically low and could hurt Republicans in the house in particular and on the question of people prefer to control congress Democrats are leading among registered voters Democrats lead by six points. And for the first time we had our pollsters. Do a quote likely voter model, the see the kinds of people who might turn out and went that it's nine points that Democrats lead. That's a range that our pollsters say is a real, you know, warning sign for Republicans that likely means a flip of control of the house provided everyone who says they're going to go out and vote actually do. So, but you still see Republican candidates, even though there's the president's numbers aren't that? Great wanting to to have him come campaign entitled cells down on some places. Yes. I mean, he. Puts a lot of Republicans difficult position know, Missouri. Yes, Florida, maybe not so much certainly in Georgia, for example, the Republican candidate there Brian Kemp for governor is skipping a final debate with Democrats Stacey Abrams to campaign with President Trump this weekend. You know camp is making that gamble that being with the president is more important in this traditionally conservative state. All right NPR lead political editor, Domenico Montanaro Dominica. Thanks. You're welcome..
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"Has nothing doesn't even know. She thinks she admits she was drunk. She admits time lapses rush. Let's be Frank as citizens it's bad enough that because of the reality of the situation that the evidence comes out and bits and pieces, and we get one story. And then another story in different parts of the story. It's hard to get a sense of the whole that why on earth is the president of the United States, picking out bits and pieces of evidence and Wang that evidence and that kind of language. Well, I think this process has been politicized from the very start. If you looked at that, the president participating let me answer the question. The the president is commenting on the story in the New Yorker, the New Yorkers own story states that this individual has gaps in her memory of the New York Times reported that as recently as a few weeks ago, she was calling friends and saying that she could not place spread cavenaugh necessarily at the party based on. Memory and wasn't sure that he committed this act. And then she consulted an attorney that she was put in touch with by Senate Democrats on the committee and after six days came forward with this allegation. So that is the reference that he was making. And I think that that's a very fair point. It seems like the last few days there's been a public back and forth between her attorney and the committee where they're requesting information and evidence about her allegations and her attorneys, basically referred them to the New Yorker. Well, we we heard from John Clooney who is a lawyer for MS Ramirez on this program earlier today, he said, there's no political motivation to what she is saying, and he also responded to the president's remarks, listen to some of that, well, you know, if somebody who works in sexual violence, it's it's pretty disturbing to hear the commander in chief pretty much mocking a person who's reported being a victim of sexual assault by more than that. And he's making conclusions based on information that you know, he apparently has read in the media, and this is. Exactly why that he needs to order pending investigation into what happened both for w Ramirez case. And also in the case of doctor Ford, given the president's distrust of the media should the FBI look into this. Instead. Well, actually, if you look at what people in similar situations said, and I think I would point to Senator Joe Biden on he was chair of the Senate Judiciary committee. He said, quote, the last thing I will point out the next person who refers to an FBI report is being worth anything, obviously doesn't understand anything. FBI explicitly does not in this case or any other case retake inclusion period period. Now, let's wait a minute rush. Hi, sean. Sure. You're quoting him correctly. But partially this has been a widely circulated video clip conservatives, and what Biden was saying in that quote when you hear the fuller, quote is what the FBI does he has interview people and gather facts and leave the conclusions to the senators which sounds reasonable. Why not have professional fact gatherers professional interviewers professional wears of evidence gathered the information. So the Senate can make the decision that they are empowered to make what the FBI does is. It takes information from individuals for background investigation files in a private setting and confidential in confidential way, this process has been blown out into the public because the Senate Democrats leaked Dr Ford's identity and leaked her story to the to the news media now that it's out in the public judge Cavanaugh has demanded and asked for a hearing. He's actually offered information to the committee under oath in interview interviews under the penalty of perjury for false statements. He's hiding from this. He wants a public hearing to clear his name, and he's ready to to do this tomorrow. I want to ask about a couple of possibilities here. One possibility. Of course, is that the two witnesses testified tomorrow when people begin to get a sense clear sense than many people feel they have now that Kevin is guilty of some offense in an NPR PBS NewsHour poll people were asked about this possibility, and there are differences of opinion, depending on your partisan identification. But fifty four percent of Republicans said that even if cavenaugh is guilty of what he's accused of he should still be confirmed. They feel the confirmation is that important or that the crime is not that serious. I'd like to know does the president think the Cavanaugh should be confirmed, regardless of what the Senate may find. Well, the president knows judge cabinet believes judge cavenaugh believes that he's a fine, man. He said this several times publicly any believes in the judges denials. We all do this is a man of high-calibre and high character who's treated women with a great deal of respect throughout many parts of his life. His clerks have spoken out about how he's mentored them help them. And you know, we don't believe at all that he is a man who could who could have and did do. But there is the question. It's an issue. It's being investigated. Should he be confirmed? Even if he is guilty. Should he does the president believe I would I haven't asked him about that? But the point here is that he is not he is not. And so, you know, a false hypothetical is not something that we should address here. Judge cavenaugh did not do this. He was very clear and unequivocal in his denials under penalty of perjury. He's not mincing words. He. He's telling the truth. He knows the truth. And he's standing up for his word, and he's gonna tell the country about this tomorrow. Russia. Thanks for taking the time. I really appreciate it. Thanks a lot. Steve Raj Shah is a White House spokesman NPR's, Domenico Montanaro Montenero. Our lead political editor is in our studios. He's been listening along with us. Domenico, good morning. Steve. What did you hear there? Well, obviously, you've got Russia saying that that the president still believes in cavenaugh and that they don't think that an FBI investigation is necessary. You have Republicans really trying to get this nomination through while walking this line of trying to be quote, unquote, respectful of the of Christine Blasi Ford. It's a very difficult line to walk. And obviously he sidestepped your last question there about whether or not the president thinks he should be confirmed didn't answer at all didn't answer right which because they're trying to stick to this line that he didn't do anything wrong and they're going to deny that. But this is a large difference of opinion. That's. Exposed in this NPR poll, isn't it? There are some people who went asked about this. We'll say not that they totally dismissed the incident necessarily, but they feel that even if cavenaugh were guilty of this particular behavior, it's not serious enough to derail his confirmation as a supreme court Justice. Right. It is a majority of Republicans as you pointed out fifty four percent who believed that he should be confirmed, regardless. However, that's only half of Republicans. Let's still say if he were to be seen as guilty of doing these things or admitted to it. There's a whole other half of the party that wouldn't necessarily think that and certainly add into account the other. What do we look at Democrats who we look at independence feeling disqualifying offense? If it were true, you've got fifty eight percent of people saying that they're closely watching these hearings fifty nine percent of people saying that if he were to have committed these things he should not be confirmed. I was impressed by another finding that in spite of the partisan divisions here in spite of the partisan passions. And the fact that a lot of. Whistle. Why Republicans on the Senate Judiciary committee have decided that they're going to have a woman whose prosecutor from Arizona. Make the quite do the questioning for them rather than them, the tension, misstep ING the medico. Thanks for your insights. Really? You're welcome. That's NPR's. Domenico montanaro..
Fake Bike Helmets: Cheap But Dangerous
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Live updates of primaries in Arizona, Florida
"Voters have been at the polls, in three states today for primary elections in Florida Arizona and Oklahoma its last major day of primaries before general election, races kick into high. Gear after Labor Day and here now to walk through all this is NPR's. Political, editor Domenico Montanaro hate America Hello Ari Zona where an important Senate race is taking place, tells about it well it's. Really, a key contest when it comes to Democrats hopes for taking back the Senate and they. Are hopeful here actually The democrat expected to advance tonight is Kirstin cinema the congresswoman despite the right, word lean of the state she's actually been leading Republicans in general, election matchup polls and she's doing. It by making a pretty clear who she's targeting Kirstin cinema a fiercely independent, record I'm just not afraid to stand alone to do what's, right independent just like Arizona so. Independence it's a fascinating turn actually for cinema. Because she started. Her career. As a green party activist but while she's been in the house she's pretty much tack, to, the center. That's the democratic side the Republicans in Arizona, anything but taking to the center no and it's pretty much the same story we've heard throughout the campaign they've been, digging it out over. Who's the most Trump who's the most Trumpy I guess you could save the. Front, runner is congresswoman Martha mcsally and her message is pretty clear to my friend bought them, exactly is the real deal she's Tough like our president I'm.
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"And I grew up working with our hands I, was just, your average hockey mom in Alaska The hockey mom? From Alaska would? Go on, to help lead a revolution inside the Republican, party that eventually carved a path for Donald, Trump NPR's lead. Political editor Domenico Montanaro talk more about this high Domenica. Were there already signs in two thousand eight of. Where the Republican party was heading are you bet I mean when you covered John McCain and Sarah Palin and you went out. On the campaign trail it was obvious Palin routinely drew crowds that were larger than McCain himself you knew something at that point was going on a lot of it was indicative or symbolized in how, differently Palin, talked, in presented. Herself and how. The crowds reacted to her you think about that one big moment where John McCain. Stood up to the woman who said. That Barack Obama couldn't be trusted and that he was an, Arab McCain won all this praise for. Saying you know look good man he's a family man Palin, was out on the campaign trail saying Brock Obama pals around. With terrorists so there was a very different way That they talked about politics and that's where the party was headed and what happened after the two thousand eight campaign was over with the rise of the tea party well of course McCain and. Palin lost in that, election but it was really just the beginning. Covered the tea party a lot in two thousand ten I remember ten thousand people? Showing up to? The Boston, common to see Sarah Palin talk there are, people with signs that said I can see, the midterms from. My house and there was so much energy and enthusiasm. For her and when the healthcare Bill passed the. Way it did that was really a unifying moment for a lot of these folks who felt like the President Obama's government was. Going too far and Palin was the symbol for them to be able to hold up to say they disagreed with these policies and as we said there was a lot of bad blood between Trump, and McCain, and, Palin kind. Of pave the. Way for Trump early in the two thousand sixteen campaign Trump said McCain was not. A war hero and Palin endorsed Trump Despite that so how did John McCain look back on the Palin choice towards. The end of his life well yeah there's that Palin of course was somebody who you know McCain? Tried, to sort, of be polite about like he didn't, try to go and say that you know he regretted the pick he never really land up. Saying that in his book the restless wave he talks about how he wished he had. Picked you'll Lieberman who was the Senator, from Connecticut former democrat and independent slash democrat, because they were friends they believed in the same kind. Of big picture things when it came to America's role, in the world but his advisors told him that it would be too difficult to pick a democrat to be able to hold the Republican base together and he went along with Palin but he said that my. Gut told me to ignore. My advisors advice and, I wished I'd had now Palin in particular he said she stumbled in some interviews and had a few misjudgements in the glare of ceaseless of the ceaseless spotlight and unblinking cameras those missteps to are on me so The final years of his career as the party became, more like Palin and less like McCain how did. McCain adapt well there were times when McCain, really kind of put his core values to the side. I mean he had to win reelection two thousand ten people might remember that adversaries walking along the border. With the Zona fencing we're going to build the dang fence sure sounds a lot like Donald Trump in how he's going to build, the wall now McCain came back. Around and became the quote unquote maverick again but he has this is somebody with a very conservative record I mean he. There were moments yes where he bucked his party where he has bucked President Trump where he bucked George W Bush frankly but also. Somebody who was a conservative at. Heart Ten. PR lead political editor Domenico Montanaro thanks you're welcome.
Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin — updates
"Were watching primary results tonight in four states Minnesota Wisconsin Connecticut and Vermont a. Campaign in Minnesota has been rocked in recent days with allegations, of domestic violence against congressman Keith, Ellison, whether he wins or loses the primary for state attorney. General those questions could persist since. He's also a leader in the, Democratic National Committee with more on that another primaries being decided tonight we're joined by NPR lead political editor Domenico Montanaro welcome to the studio hey there there are a lot of, racist to sort through we're going to start in Minnesota and. With those allegations, against Ellison what more, have you learned Well we know here is the son of former? Ellison of a former Ellison girlfriend wrote a Facebook post three days ago saying that he, has seen a video showing Ellison dragging his mother off the. Bed by her feet yelling and cursing at her to get out. Of the house the former girlfriend Karen Monaghan. Has tweeted that everything, her son said. Is true but she's so far declined to release the video because she said it's humiliating and traumatizing Ellison himself is not only, a congressman, but vice chairman. Of the Democratic National Committee he vehemently denies the allegations he confirmed in a statement that he had a, long term relationship with Monaghan but that the video does not. Exist he said because I never behave this way and any characterization otherwise is false what has the DNC. Said so far about these allegations I reached out to the, DNC this afternoon and they got, back, to me and said these allegations recently came to light. And we are reviewing them all. Allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing, and should be taken seriously Now that. Came, after I spoke with the former communications director at the DNC Luis Miranda. Who told me quote the party has no choice but to suspend him at a minimum until, they figure out what's going on frankly it would, be malpractice he said not to we've made it clear we're. Going to take, these accusations seriously at a minimum is what that would say, and he said that we set too high a standard not to take the seriously and look this reflects a lot of what, I've heard from democratic strategists this afternoon who. Said that they think these. Allegations have to be taken seriously but that some in the party have actually, grown a little bit skittish after the. Response to, Senator Al Franken who was let go and some people didn't feel. Within the party that he was treated fairly on the? Republican side of things where are they trying opportunities to make gains right well this has, been a year where we've talked a lot about potential democratic. Gains but tonight we'll set up potentially competitive governor's races in Minnesota And Connecticut Republicans think they have a shot in both of those states and there are. Two, house seats in Minnesota where the Democrats have decided to seek other office rather than face reelection Trump we should, point out one those districts, in two thousand sixteen which has showed that Minnesota is trending Republican overall much. More, so in recent elections. Trump only, lost the, state by two points.
President Trump, NPR and President discussed on The Takeaway
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh a. Jury has been seated in the trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort the panel consists of six men and six women, and opening statements are scheduled this hour NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Manafort is facing more than a dozen counts, of Bank and, tax fraud charges Manafort is accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars. From work on behalf of pro Russian Ukrainian politicians Victoria the study of the Brennan. Center for Justice says the case offers the first public test of special, counsel Robert Muller's investigative, reach, if you can gather this sort of documentation of financial shenanigans on Manafort than. Just imagine the sort, of data and documentation and evidence he's going to be able to gather on President Trump thirty five witnesses are scheduled to. Testify including manafort's longtime business partner Rick gates who Struck a plea deal with prosecutors Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington the president is taking shots at the billionaire conservative coke brothers today Trump. Tweeted quote the. Globalist coke brothers who have become a total joke in. Real Republican circles are, against strong borders and powerful trade he goes on to say I never sought their support because I don't need. Their money or bad ideas they love my tax and regulation cuts judicial picks and more. End quote NPR's Domenico Montanaro says the president's weak comes after the coke brothers network place an, ad criticizing. Trump's, new sheriff's some this split is remarkable I mean let's remember that the cook brothers network has pledged to, spend four hundred million. Dollars on these elections in really key races all across the country now the president says he doesn't need them but his party certainly, does and it really represents how Trump sees his own brand and his survival as separate from the party, NPR's Domenico Montanaro, we should know At. Coke industries the multinational company controlled by the, brothers is, among NPR's, financial. Supporters Turkish media are reporting that a court, in Ishmael has rejected, an appeal, for, the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson NPR's Peter Kenyon. Reports Trump administration has been demanding Brenton's release sentenced Turkish lawyer. Filed the appeal Monday asking, the court to lift the ban on Brenton leaving the country Turkish state media. Report the court denied the appeal after. Being arrested in December two thousand, sixteen Brunson was kept in prison for the better part of two years before being transferred to house arrest this. Month President Trump and other. Officials said, that wasn't enough and demanded Brenton's immediate release Brenton denies the terrorism related charges he's facing which carry a possible thirty five year prison term Trump. Is threaten Turkey with sanctions if Brunson isn't, released and returned to the. US Peter Kenyon NPR news stumbled the Dow is up one hundred twenty nine points at twenty five thousand four thirty six this is NPR from news I'm Tiffany Cam high Lake County authorities say they've arrested half a dozen people in the. Last two, days for crimes committed inside the evacuation zones of. Neighborhoods where residents. Have fled from wildfires the sheriff's office announced this morning that deputies have arrested six people on charges ranging from being in. An authorized unauthorized zone and an evacuation area to prowling. And possession of burglary tools the arrests took place in neighborhoods that became vacant because they were threatened by flames from what's been. Dubbed the Mendocino complex that's the name for two wildfires that burned some seventy five thousand acres and destroyed ten. Structures some, firefighters are battling these blazes even as they themselves faced displacement cake you idiot khloe. Veldman has more the wildfires burning in Mendocino and lake counties have already claimed tens of thousands of acres of forest Tricia Austin is a fire prevention specialists working for. Cal fire Is Mendocino, unit, like a. Few, of her colleagues she's being both professionally. And personally affected by the flames Austin. And her family had to evacuate their home in lake port near the Mendocino national forest over the weekend she arranged for her nephew to take her. Eighty six year old mother to Roseville and her pets, to Sacramento with a, friend once my family was removed from the situation then I was able to focus on my job and. I didn't have to worry Austin says if a house does Ben at least family will be safe I'm khloe Veldman k.. Cutie news.
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"In an interview with sean hannity giuliani confirmed that president trump paid his personal lawyer michael cohen back for hush money given to the adult film actress that was money that was paid by by his lawyer the way i would do out of his firm funds or whatever funds doesn't matter present reimbursed out over a period of settlement it said president trump has previously denied any knowledge of this payments which came shortly before the election as part of a settlement agreement concerning an alleged two thousand six sexual encounter with stormy daniels we've got npr's domenico montanaro with us to talk about this this morning hey dominican hey there all right so if the president paid michael cohen this one hundred and thirty thousand l dollars reimbursed him does that mean that trump knew what the money was four well i mean president trump had said before that he didn't know about the specific payment you know he stood on air force one he told reporters that he didn't know about the payment stormy daniels he didn't know where cohen got the money and denied that it had come from him now it's a fine line on whether those were because giuliani saying that trump made repayments to cohen over several months but as far as he knows trump didn't know about the specifics just new in general terms and that cohen really would kind of take care of things like this is what giuliani said and he was just pay he was on some kind of a retainer or he was just paying michael cohen back for the work that he was doing and giuliani arguing here that the president might not specifically have known about this particular reimbursement right not specifically about this but he knew in general terms that cohen does things like this and repaid him over several months so it is not illegal to have an affair rates and as far as i know it's not illegal to pay someone to keep quiet about it the question the.
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"Welcome sir that's npr's domenico montanaro leaders of the two koreas are set to make history tomorrow and north korea north korea's kim jong un and south korea's moon jaein are meeting at their shared border for a summit it's going to be the first meeting like this between the korean leaders and more than a decade kim jong un is actually planning to walk over the military demarcation line that's divided the peninsula since nineteen fiftythree he'll be the first north korean to do that north korean leader to do that and npr's elise hugh is covering this story from seoul highly hey there so okay they meet this is a big deal but what are they gonna talk about well there are three main items on the agenda one is denuclearization which is a fuzzy word because definitions of that vary depending on who you ask also is the piece remark of some sort since the korean war is technically not over and the third item improving interkorean ties and how to get there kim and moon will greet each other on the border at nine thirty in the morning korea time they're gonna meet all day and then have a dinner banquet together at night so it's going to be a full day schedule is this something of an awkward meeting not just because of the tensions between the two countries because fundamentally these two leaders sit down and each of them the official goal of their countries to unify the country by putting the other guy out of business that is true however both sides have been so choreographed in what they're going to be doing tomorrow there's a lot of agreement on coming out with some sort of peace framework and some sort of objectives when it comes to improving interkorean ties that actually you know in this flurry of diplomacy over the past few months both sides of gotten along quite well and so what does the corey choreography look like what does the pomp and circumstance going to be ok well inside the dmz there's a shared security area between the two koreas there's the iconic blue huts which you've probably seen on tv or in photos and what's going to happen is the two leaders are set to meet at a concrete curb a raised concrete line marks the military demarcation line there separating north and south right between the two.