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03:15 min | 2 weeks ago

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"But congressional oversight is just beginning by elena abramson. America's longest war may have ended but the accountability battles for president. Joe biden's administration are just beginning questions about the biden administrations chaotic exit from afghanistan which resulted in a gruesome terror attack that left thirteen u s. Servicemembers dad are setting up the first big congressional oversight probe off the current white house the by administration had been fielding questions from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about the afghanistan withdrawal since the august thirty first deadline was set back in april but the requests for documents and testimony ratcheted up after the taliban took control of kabul on august fourteenth and intensified further after the deadly suicide bombing at the hamad karzai airport on august twenty. Sixth the push for accountability is coming from both political parties but differences in approach between democrats and republicans are already setting the stage for a pitched partisan battle for democrats. The fight will reveal whether their loyalties lie with party or with truth after they spent four years criticizing republicans for not conducting rigorous oversight of president donald trump for republicans. This moment marks an opportunity to attack. The biden administration after a series of decisions led to a speedy taliban takeover that put both us citizens and afghans endanger the congressional fight will be waged on both substance and process democrats control both chambers of congress so republicans don't have the power to issue subpoenas or call for testimony on their own and recent years. Congressional oversight typically has involved the president's party basically protecting its quarterback and under investigating its president and over investigating. The other party says. Tom davis a former republican lawmaker. Who chaired the house committee. On oversight and government reform during the george w bush administration. This will be a real test. so far. democrats have indicated. They will investigate the biden administration. We clearly want to do. Oversight says one democratic source familiar with the house foreign relations. Committee's oversight strategy that alone is a radical departure from what we saw in the previous administration. Representative gregory meeks. A democrat from new york who chairs the house foreign affairs committee asked on august seventeenth for secretary of defense. Lloyd austin and secretary of state. Anthony blinken to testify about the administration's plans to evacuate americans and afghans who assisted them and the counterterrorism plan going forward. Senator robert menendez a democrat from new jersey who chairs the senate foreign relations committee said in an august seventeenth statement that he was disappointed that the biden administration clearly did not accurately assess the implications of a rapid us withdrawal and vowed to hold a hearing on us policy and afghanistan democratic. Aides say that while they want to hear from biden administration officials the oversight must also expand to include the united states actions during the twenty year..

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02:04 min | 2 weeks ago

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"War in afghanistan is over. But congressional oversight is just beginning by elena abramson. America's longest war may have ended but the accountability battles for president. Joe biden's administration are just beginning questions about the biden administrations chaotic exit from afghanistan which resulted in a gruesome terror attack that left thirteen u s. Servicemembers dad are setting up the first big congressional oversight probe off the current white house the by administration had been fielding questions from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about the afghanistan withdrawal since the august thirty first deadline was set back in april but the requests for documents and testimony ratcheted up after the taliban took control of kabul on august fourteenth and intensified further after the deadly suicide bombing at the hamad karzai airport on august twenty. Sixth the push for accountability is coming from both political parties but differences in approach between democrats and republicans are already setting the stage for a pitched partisan battle for democrats. The fight will reveal whether their loyalties lie with party or with truth after they spent four years criticizing republicans for not conducting rigorous oversight of president donald trump for republicans. This moment marks an opportunity to attack. The biden administration after a series of decisions led to a speedy taliban takeover that put both us citizens and afghans endanger the congressional fight will be waged on both substance and process democrats control both chambers of congress so republicans don't have the power to issue subpoenas or call for testimony on their own and recent years. Congressional oversight typically has involved the president's party basically protecting its quarterback and under investigating its president and over investigating. The other party says. Tom davis a former republican lawmaker. Who chaired the house committee. On oversight and government reform during the george w bush

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The War in Afghanistan Is Over, but Congressional Oversight Is Just Beginning

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02:04 min | 2 weeks ago

The War in Afghanistan Is Over, but Congressional Oversight Is Just Beginning

"War in afghanistan is over. But congressional oversight is just beginning by elena abramson. America's longest war may have ended but the accountability battles for president. Joe biden's administration are just beginning questions about the biden administrations chaotic exit from afghanistan which resulted in a gruesome terror attack that left thirteen u s. Servicemembers dad are setting up the first big congressional oversight probe off the current white house the by administration had been fielding questions from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about the afghanistan withdrawal since the august thirty first deadline was set back in april but the requests for documents and testimony ratcheted up after the taliban took control of kabul on august fourteenth and intensified further after the deadly suicide bombing at the hamad karzai airport on august twenty. Sixth the push for accountability is coming from both political parties but differences in approach between democrats and republicans are already setting the stage for a pitched partisan battle for democrats. The fight will reveal whether their loyalties lie with party or with truth after they spent four years criticizing republicans for not conducting rigorous oversight of president donald trump for republicans. This moment marks an opportunity to attack. The biden administration after a series of decisions led to a speedy taliban takeover that put both us citizens and afghans endanger the congressional fight will be waged on both substance and process democrats control both chambers of congress so republicans don't have the power to issue subpoenas or call for testimony on their own and recent years. Congressional oversight typically has involved the president's party basically protecting its quarterback and under investigating its president and over investigating. The other party says. Tom davis a former republican lawmaker. Who chaired the house committee. On oversight and government reform during the george w bush

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03:52 min | Last month

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"What joe biden. Didn't about the chaos in afghanistan by elena abramson and wj hennigan less than twenty four hours after the taliban sacked afghanistan's capital city of kabul. And a little more than a week after the militant group again a lightning offensive against regional capitals president. Joe biden has yet to offer an explanation for why his administration fails to anticipate an outcome that military and intelligence officials have predicted for years instead in his first public comments. Since the taliban seized full control of the country biden delivered a defiant nineteen minute speech in which he blamed the afghan military afghan leadership and the trump administration for the humanitarian disaster. Now playing out. I stand squarely behind my decision. He said but it was not the choice to pull out of afghanistan that critics have seized on after nearly twenty years of fighting across four presidential administrations without a winnable endgame insight biden's determination to wind down. The us in afghanistan was not the reason he finds himself facing the biggest foreign policy crisis of his presidency. Polls show that. Most americans agree with the decision to pull troops out. Biden ran on the policy which was set into motion by his predecessor. It was the way in which the biden administration conducted a withdrawal five months in the making that appears inexplicable. In hindsight the siding to first remove us forces aircraft and heavy weapons then close a constellation of airfields bases before finally evacuating at risk. Civilians has proved eight disastrous strategy. The move has left most people in washington scratching their heads. How did an administration led by a president with deep foreign policy experience. Misjudge the situation so badly this is the most damaging thing that has happened in his presidency says martha joint kumar director of the nonpartisan white house transition project who noted the methodical way biden has conducted himself in his first seven months on the job. Then all of a sudden you have this catastrophic withdrawal from afghanistan and you wonder how in the context of a presidency that has been so well thought out from the beginning that this catastrophic ends to our presence in afghanistan could have occurred and the hours before biden return from camp david to speak at the white house images emerged on social media depicting desperate crowds of people packed on the tarmac of the kabul airport which has become the sole means of escape since the taliban circle the capital and cut off routes in and out of the city dozens of afghans could be seen clinging to the undercarriage of a hulking. Us military c. Seventeen cargo jet as it lumbered. Down the runway. Another video showed gruesome footage of what appeared to be an individual falling from a plane as it took off amid the chaos. Us troops shot and killed two gunmen in separate incidents at the airport. According to the pentagon all flights had to be halted until. Us and turkish troops cleared the crowds for takeoffs to resume meanwhile us diplomats hurried to secure deals with third countries to take fleeing afghan interpreters and allies so that the state department could process their visas yet. Biden did not acknowledge any of these heart wrenching scenes. He chose instead to explain. Why made his decision to wind down. America's longest war a policy that the last three us presidents have run on and one while biden did acknowledge. The collapse of afghanistan's government occurred more quickly than his government had anticipated. He failed to explain. How just five. Weeks ago he had stood in the very same room in the white house and confidently predicted the unlikelihood of a complete taliban takeover. The talibans rapid and decisive victory over afghan forces was the fault of afghans themselves..

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01:49 min | Last month

"elena abramson" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"What joe biden. Didn't about the chaos in afghanistan by elena abramson and wj hennigan less than twenty four hours after the taliban sacked afghanistan's capital city of kabul. And a little more than a week after the militant group again a lightning offensive against regional capitals president. Joe biden has yet to offer an explanation for why his administration fails to anticipate an outcome that military and intelligence officials have predicted for years instead in his first public comments. Since the taliban seized full control of the country biden delivered a defiant nineteen minute speech in which he blamed the afghan military afghan leadership and the trump administration for the humanitarian disaster. Now playing out. I stand squarely behind my decision. He said but it was not the choice to pull out of afghanistan that critics have seized on after nearly twenty years of fighting across four presidential administrations without a winnable endgame insight biden's determination to wind down. The us in afghanistan was not the reason he finds himself facing the biggest foreign policy crisis of his presidency. Polls show that. Most americans agree with the decision to pull troops out. Biden ran on the policy which was set into motion by his predecessor. It was the way in which the biden administration conducted a withdrawal five months in the making that appears inexplicable. In hindsight the siding to first remove us forces aircraft and heavy weapons then close a constellation of airfields bases before finally evacuating at risk. Civilians has proved eight disastrous strategy. The move has left most people in washington scratching their heads. How did an administration led by a president with deep foreign policy experience. Misjudge the situation so

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What Joe Biden Didn't Say About the Chaos in Afghanistan

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What Joe Biden Didn't Say About the Chaos in Afghanistan

"What joe biden. Didn't about the chaos in afghanistan by elena abramson and wj hennigan less than twenty four hours after the taliban sacked afghanistan's capital city of kabul. And a little more than a week after the militant group again a lightning offensive against regional capitals president. Joe biden has yet to offer an explanation for why his administration fails to anticipate an outcome that military and intelligence officials have predicted for years instead in his first public comments. Since the taliban seized full control of the country biden delivered a defiant nineteen minute speech in which he blamed the afghan military afghan leadership and the trump administration for the humanitarian disaster. Now playing out. I stand squarely behind my decision. He said but it was not the choice to pull out of afghanistan that critics have seized on after nearly twenty years of fighting across four presidential administrations without a winnable endgame insight biden's determination to wind down. The us in afghanistan was not the reason he finds himself facing the biggest foreign policy crisis of his presidency. Polls show that. Most americans agree with the decision to pull troops out. Biden ran on the policy which was set into motion by his predecessor. It was the way in which the biden administration conducted a withdrawal five months in the making that appears inexplicable. In hindsight the siding to first remove us forces aircraft and heavy weapons then close a constellation of airfields bases before finally evacuating at risk. Civilians has proved eight disastrous strategy. The move has left most people in washington scratching their heads. How did an administration led by a president with deep foreign policy experience. Misjudge the situation so

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05:25 min | 3 months ago

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"Pest control. Don't let bugs ruin the moment organ. Home is where the bugs aren't. We have a deal. Joe biden gets his bipartisan moment. On infrastructure by. Brian bennett and elena abramson president. Joe biden has long said he wants to show americans. That washington can work to solve problems and coming to a tentative agreement with a bipartisan group of senators to fund approximately one point two trillion dollars in infrastructure. Spending biden took a step toward that goal. A group of five republican and democratic senators met with biden at the white house on thursday and shook hands are an infrastructure package that while half of the size of biden's initial jobs plan proposal would still represent the biggest investment in the country's bridges and half a century a historic investment in electric vehicles and a significant expansion of internet access for millions of americans. We have a deal. Biden told reporters in front of the west wing moments after concluding the talks. It was a victorious moment for biden who has prided himself on his senate deal making skills and had to fight criticism that his newest algebra for past negotiations is naive. In the current political climate this agreement signifies breaking the ice that too often has frozen us in place preventing us from solving the true problems of the american people biden said he sees working together. Republicans as part of a larger effort to defend partisan rancor and get washington owned course to solve problems. The country faces. There's nothing our nation can't do when we decide to do it together to do it. As one nation biden said and also signals to ourselves that american democracy can deliver while thursday's deal marked a rare moment of bipartisanship and perhaps provides evidence that washington can work. The way biden believes it can significant challenges remain. There are difficulties ahead. Not just an shepherding. This framework into a bill for biden assign but an implementing the rest of the four trillion dollar economic agenda. He laid out in the spring. The infrastructure plan does not include the four hundred billion dollars biden had originally to expand home and community based care nor the seven percent increase in the corporate tax rate. This group did not want to go along with any of my family planning issues. The family care tax credits. The human infrastructure. That i talk about biden set. These emissions will anger the progressive wing of his party and could potentially sink the deal..

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05:10 min | 3 months ago

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"Biden administration unveils plan to combat uptick and gun violence by elena. Abramson and brian bennett. President joe biden has largely relegated his public remarks on domestic policies to two topics the covid nineteen pandemic and the economy but rising murder rates over the past year and the potential for a summer spike and violent crime have prompted him to wait into much thornier political territory and a new strategy to combat rising gun violence. The administration has developed a five pronged plan according to senior officials curbing the flow of firearms disseminating federal funds to local law enforcement for both personnel support and investment in community violence intervention programs expanding summer programming for teenagers and helping formerly incarcerated individuals with re entry biden and attorney general merrick. Garland will lay out this plan in detail and public remarks on wednesday. After meeting with a bipartisan group of activists and local elected officials to tout the policies. This white house rolled out comes amid a mounting national conversation about the spike in gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic but there are political risks in waiting into this issue for both biden and congressional lawmakers on the ballot next year the administration has repeatedly stressed that the surge in violence is a direct result of the pandemic that preceded the biden administration. There's been actually arise in crime over the last five years but really the last eighteen months white house press secretary. Jen psaki told reporters monday. But republicans have rallied around the numbers. As part of a messing tactic. They believe will benefit them in the twenty twenty two midterm elections if this isn't for political purposes it darn well should be says republican strategist matt gorman. Democrats have been banging the defunding police drama. While violent crimes have risen in the last election cycle. Several democrats from moderate swing districts lost their reelection campaigns after republicans tied them to rhetoric about wanting to de-fund the police now with the party in power historically expected to lose seats in the president's. First midterm elections democrats are on the defensive biden's advisers are concerned that republicans will use these statistics as a political cudgel to blame the biden administration for the uptick in violent crime. According to data from the national commission on cove nineteen and criminal justice homicide rates and twenty twenty or thirty percent higher than into nineteen. The average aggravated assault rate was six point. Four percent higher and the gun assault rate eight percent higher both administration officials and gun violence prevention advocates citing historical trends of summer spikes violence. Believe these numbers will only increase in the coming weeks. We're going into the season where we're going to see mass shootings. Almost every day says brian limerick executive director of brady. Pack the political arm of the brady center to prevent gun violence. We really think this could be one of the most dangerous summer yet. The new plan biden will unveil. Wednesday is an effort to reverse that trend and blunt republican criticism. The three hundred fifty billion dollars in federal funds to assist local law enforcement comes from the american rescue. Plan the one point nine. Trillion dollar corona virus relief package biden signed into law in march. The funds can be used to hire additional law enforcement officers or be put towards community intervention programs senior administration. Officials say this funding along with one hundred twenty two billion dollars from the american rescue plan for school. Funding can also be used for programming and employment opportunities for teenagers young adults and former prisoners trying to reenter society. This is historic moment of funding. That the president is making available to cities and states through the american rescue plan to invest in a range of tools to reduce gun violence in their communities. A senior administration official told reporters on june. Twenty second briefing call in what administration officials are hailing as a historic policy the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives or atf. A subsidiary of the justice department is also announcing wednesday that it will revoke the licenses of any federal firearms dealers the first time they violate federal law and notify them about transferring any remaining inventory. In addition the doj is spearheading an initiative to curb illegal gun trafficking in new york chicago. Los angeles the san francisco bay area and washington d. c. since the money being used under these proposals has already been appropriated by congress the administration can implement the plan unilaterally but for long lasting change on gun control the most effective policies still need to come from congress and nothing appears imminent to gun. Violence prevention bills are currently stalled in the senate after passing the house because they lack the requisite sixty votes..

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03:56 min | 5 months ago

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"Brought to you by audible. A giant step forward. Joe biden pledges police reform after derek chauvin guilty verdict by elena abramson president joe biden and vice president kamala harris praised the guilty verdict of former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin for murdering george floyd but cautioned that the fight for racial justice in the united states is nowhere near complete. This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in america biden said in remarks tuesday evening at the white house but he emphasized that a verdict of this nature is much too rare in order to deliver real change and reform we can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that a tragedy like this will ever occur again. He said the remarks which came roughly two hours after a jury. Convicted chauvin on three counts for murdering floyd in may twenty twenty reflect biden and harris's commitments to reckoning with racial inequities which they have made a centerpiece of their administration but they also acknowledged the challenges they face in making a dent in this systemic problem that has plagued the country for centuries. A measure of justice is not the same as equal justice. Harris said this verdict brings us a step closer but the fact is we still have work to do. But as biden and harris look to turn this rhetoric to action they will encounter obstacles on tuesday. They both lamented that. Congress had yet to the george floyd justice in policing act. The police reform bill that passed the house twice once in twenty twenty and again earlier this year but is languishing in the senate where it requires sixty votes to get passed. The bill includes provision that would establish a national standard to operate. Police departments require law enforcement to collect data own police encounters and puts a federal ban on colts. It shouldn't take a whole year to get this. Don biden said of the bill. He said he told the floyd family and his conversation with them after the verdict that he was going to continue to push for police reform to get past as quickly as possible so we could sign it into law but it is unclear if congress will take action even as some members are hopeful representative karen bass a democrat from california. Who led the effort to pass. The bill in the house told reporters tuesday before the verdict that she had been speaking with senator. Tim scott of south carolina who is leading republicans on this issue and she was very optimistic. That will get it on. President biden's desk but there's reason for doubt last year in the wake of fluids murder both republicans and democrats expressed a desire to work together on the issue of police reform only to see the efforts fall by the wayside. The nine minute and twenty nine. Second video of chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck as floyd says more than two dozen times that he cannot breathe sparked the country's strongest reckoning with racism in recent memory and protests gripped the nation last summer when biden took office in january. Systemic racism was one of the core problems. He pledged to address along with the coronavirus pandemic. The struggling economy and climate change biden did not weigh in publicly on chauvin trial until the jury was sequestered at that point. According to the white house the president called floyd's family to tell them they were in his prayers and see how they were doing on tuesday. Biden said he was praying for the right and watched the decision with harris and their staff and the private dining room. After watching the verdict he and harris along. With first lady jill biden went into the oval office and spoke with felonious. Floyd georgia's brother audio posted on twitter. By benjamin crump the attorney for the floyd family shows biden calling the family incredible and telling them nothing is going to make it all better but at least god. Now there is.

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06:08 min | 5 months ago

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"In times of crisis by your copy of hot seat today. Wherever books are sold amid rising gun violence biden to unveil first executive actions to curb shootings by melissa chan and elena abramson president joe biden on thursday. We'll announce his first raft of executive actions to curb gun violence including plans to stop the spread of homemade untraceable firearms known as ghost guns and to tap a prominent gun safety advocates to head the federal agency that regulates the firearm industry according to senior administration officials one of the executive actions will give the justice department thirty days to publish its proposal to halt the proliferation of ghost guns which have become increasingly popular among criminals looking to bypass gun laws. According to gun safety activists and law enforcement officials it would be the first step towards codifying gun control regulations under executive action senior administration officials said in a wednesday evening news. Briefing biden will also direct the justice department to issue a comprehensive report on firearms trafficking for the first time since two thousand. The white house officials said biden will nominate david chipman to lead the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives which monitors illegal firearms chipman previously served twenty-five years still agent for the atf and is currently a senior policy adviser with a gun safety advocacy group. Gifford's is confirmation is subject to senate approval the announcements mark a victory for gun safety advocates. Who have been pushing the white house for action on gun control for months. They come weeks after two shooting sprees in atlanta georgia and boulder colorado left a total of eighteen people dead in the wake of the massacres which occurred less than a week apart. Biden faced intensifying pressure from activists and members of his own party to act on gun control. This is evidence that elections are important and elections. Work says brian lemon executive director of brady. Pack the political arm of the brady center to prevent gun violence. Joe biden is coming through on his campaign promises. Olympic and other advocates. Lauded the upcoming action on ghost guns in particular. While it's unclear exactly what the justice department will propose advocates have been pushing for their regulation for years because they can be made with a three d. printer or assembled at home as little as fifteen minutes using unregulated kits. Ghost guns don't have serial numbers and circumvent federal and state gun laws in march. Eighteen states sent a letter to attorney. General merrick garland asking him to close the ghost gun. Loophole which would effectively allow ghost guns to be regulated like other firearms. There's no doubt in my mind that the call from survivors of gun violence from advocates of gun violence on this president to prioritize gun reform helped push the administration to make progress on this issue said activists eager volsky of guns down america. A lot of people around the country are going to be thankful for. The president's leadership volsky says ghost guns have become the favourite instrument of criminals and that stopping their spread was one of the top priorities of gun safety groups. It's significant because it's a growing problem and crisis volsky says because ghost guns are untraceable by law enforcement. There are no comprehensive statistics on how many are made on across the nation but activists have long been warning about the threat. They pose nearly twenty five hundred ghost. Guns have been connected to criminal activity in one hundred two federal cases over the past decade according to the gun violence prevention group every town for gun safety and california thirty percents of guns recovered by the atf. Have no serial number. Every town says on november fourteenth twenty nineteen a teen who killed two students and himself during a mass shooting at saugus high school in santa clarita. California was armed with a ghost gun. Authority said administration officials emphasized thursday's anticipated actions are only the start of biden's gun control but the route to progress on background checks a key priority of gun. Violence prevention advocates still goes through congress. And it's unlikely anything will happen right away. The democratic led house has passed two bills expanding background checks. But they are now languishing in the senate where they lacked the requisite sixty votes to get to biden's desk for signing without effective intervention police and gun. Violence experts warn that large scale mass shootings in addition to the gun. Violence that has plagued. Us cities through the pandemic are inevitable as the weather warms and more people get vaccinated enabling large gatherings in public spaces. Some worry the mass attacks could return at a higher frequency given the record legal gun sales and twenty twenty about twenty two point. Eight million firearms were sold in two thousand twenty compared with thirteen point. Nine million the previous year according to estimates by these small arms analytics and forecasting an independent research firm and two thousand twenty. The fbi conducted more than thirty nine point. Six million background checks data from the agency shows more firearm background checks than any year on record. More than eight point. Four million people in the us became first time gun owners last year. The national shooting sports foundation says adding that record sales have sparked an shortages across the country despite the pandemic that kept much of the us at home. Two hundred twenty was one of the nation's most violent years in decades homicides sort in many major cities and more than nineteen thousand people were fatally shot in two thousand twenty the highest death toll in more than twenty years according to data from the gun. Violence archive a nonprofit. That tracks gun. Violence incidents the nonprofit says there were more than six hundred incidents in which four or more people were shot in two thousand twenty nearly fifty percent more than the year before..

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05:51 min | 5 months ago

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"Marc elias fault. Trump's twenty twenty election lawsuits. Can he win the battle. Over voting rights by elena abramson the pandemic relegated democratic power lawyer marc elias to fighting election lawsuits on an ipad from his home in northern virginia. He traded his suit and tie for a sweatshirt and he argued cases with his two dogs lying next to him on the couch. That's where he worked last fall as donald. Trump's campaign sought to overturn joe biden's victory sometimes attending to zoom meetings simultaneously. To keep up with the workload. I don't sleep a super amount anyway. He said in a march sixteenth interview but during that time period was very intense. Alliance has earned a reputation as the nation's most aggressive democratic election lawyer. The fifty two year old is a partner and chair of the political law practice at perkins koi. The democratic party's go to firm. He served as general counsel for john kerry and hillary clinton's presidential campaigns successfully. Litigated recounts for former senator. Al franken and north carolina governor roy cooper and carved out a niche as a campaign finance guru. But it was in twenty twenty that he skyrocketed to national prominence. Became something of a resistance. Hero. i represented democratic groups fighting to expand voting access before the twenty twenty election then battle the trump campaign which filed a trove of futile lawsuits. To overturn the forty fifth president loss. And the tents post-election months. Elias not sixty four legal victories against the trump campaign and lost just one case. He has his own website. Democracy docket where he posts updates on litigation and fundraise for his efforts. He's amassed nearly half a million followers on twitter is home office has a ring light for his virtual. Msnbc hits and is january twenty twenty one appearance on actress alyssum. Alana's podcast was titled. Marc elias saves democracy one court at a time but elias is new. Challenge may prove the most formidable fighting republican state. Legislators who are drafting. Hundreds of bills to tighten voting laws across the us already elias as lawsuits pending in georgia and iowa which he filed hours after their governors signed bills making it harder to vote and with states like arizona florida and texas on track to pass similar legislation. Soon his docket will almost certainly grow. The stakes couldn't be higher for elias. The millions of votes that hang in the balance and he argues for the health of american democracy as a whole a hundred years from now. If we don't succeed what history books will write about this time. We'll be about the pivot from the age of american democracy to a post democratic america. Elias says there is a lack of recognition. About what a dangerous place. We.

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06:11 min | 6 months ago

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"The senate passed a one point nine trillion dollar covid nineteen relief. Bill here's what senate by elena abramson the senate on saturday afternoon narrowly passed a one point nine trillion dollar cove nineteen relief package a key milestone for president joe biden to ink his first legislative priority into law the avalanche of federal dollars which clock in at approximately nine percent of the country's gross domestic product includes fourteen hundred dollar checks for middle and lower income. Americans extend unemployment insurance through much of the summer and provides seventy billion dollars to increase vaccine distribution and coronavirus testing. The bill was passed entirely along party. Lines with all senate. Democrats supporting it and all republicans opposing. This nation has suffered too much for much. Too long biden said in remarks from the white house on saturday. Everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation and put us in a better position to prevail starting with beating this virus and vaccinating the country. The house which already passed version of the bill on february. twenty seventh is slated to vote on the amended. Text on tuesday before sending it to biden's desk so he can sign it into law. Here is a look at six major components of the bill direct payments for millions of americans under the senate plan individuals making up to seventy five thousand dollars in couples. Making up to one hundred. Fifty thousand dollars per year are eligible to receive a fourteen hundred dollar check individuals. Earning between seventy five thousand and eighty thousand dollars and couples. Earning between one hundred fifty thousand dollars. One hundred sixty thousand dollars will receive some of that money but not the full amount. The eligibility thresholds are a change from the house's initial version which kept the threshold at one hundred thousand dollars for individuals and two hundred thousand dollars for couples senate. Democrats lowered the eligibility for the stimulus checks to get all democrats onboard after resistance from some moderates in their party. The decision means that an estimated seventeen million americans who received a check under former president. Donald trump won't get one under biden. According to a study from a nonpartisan institute on taxation and economic policy biden said on saturday that the government will begin sending the checks to eligible americans. This month extended unemployment insurance current federal unemployment benefits. Which a lot an additional three hundred dollars per week on top of state benefits are set to expire on march fourteenth. The senate bill extends the program through september sixth at three hundred dollars per week for households. Earning under one hundred fifty thousand dollars. The first ten thousand two hundred dollars of the unemployment benefits are non taxable to prevent surprise billing at the end of the year. These were also changes from the house version of the bill which provided four hundred dollars per week through all twenty ninth. The reduction in unemployment insurance in the senate version was implemented to ensure moderate senator. Joe manchin a democrat from west. Virginia would not break with his party. According to a democratic aide expanded tax credits for families. The bill raises the child tax credit for most families in the coming year by one thousand dollars to three thousand dollars per child. It's even more for families with young children. Many can receive credit of three thousand six hundred dollars for each child under age six. All of these credits are fully refundable and some researchers say these measures could potentially help cut child poverty and half funding for state and local governments and public schools. The bill delivers a three hundred fifty billion dollar cash infusion to state and local governments and one hundred thirty billion dollars to elementary middle and high schools to help them reopen safely. Local budgets have faced steep declines in revenue as businesses remain shuttered during the pandemic last september. The brookings institute estimated that state and local revenues would decline by one hundred fifty five billion dollars in twenty twenty one hundred sixty seven billion dollars in twenty twenty one and one hundred forty five billion dollars in twenty twenty two. The money for schools is designed to help them improve their ventilation systems. Hire more janitors and reduced class sizes to conform with social distancing protocols. Democrats argued that this money was necessary to save public sector jobs and enable teachers and students to return to classrooms without risking their health. Republicans said that the funding already allocated through. Last year's relief bills was sufficient and that sending more money the state and local governments was superfluous relief for restaurants. The bill includes traditional fifty billion dollars in assistance for small businesses including more than seven billion dollars for the troubled payment protection program and a break from previous relief packages. This bill provides twenty eight point. Six billion dollars in grant relief specifically for restaurants which have been particularly decimated by the pandemic according to a january. Twenty twenty one analysis from the national restaurant association. The industry's sales for twenty twenty. Two hundred forty billion dollars lower than the pre covid nineteen forecast and over one hundred. Ten thousand restaurants had temporarily or permanently shut their doors across the country. This is a decisive moment for the independent restaurant and bar community. Erica palmar executive director of the independent restaurant. Coalition said after the bill passed the senate covid nineteen testing and vaccine distribution the bill allocates twenty billion dollars in funding for vaccine distribution including one billion dollars for the centers for disease control and prevention to launch a vaccine awareness and engagement campaign and seven and a half billion dollars for the cdc to set up back station sites across the country and monitor distribution. The bill also includes fifty billion dollars to increase cova testing..

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05:15 min | 6 months ago

A Look Inside The COVID-19 relief bill Passed By Senate

"The senate passed a one point nine trillion dollar covid nineteen relief. Bill here's what senate by elena abramson the senate on saturday afternoon narrowly passed a one point nine trillion dollar cove nineteen relief package a key milestone for president joe biden to ink his first legislative priority into law the avalanche of federal dollars which clock in at approximately nine percent of the country's gross domestic product includes fourteen hundred dollar checks for middle and lower income. Americans extend unemployment insurance through much of the summer and provides seventy billion dollars to increase vaccine distribution and coronavirus testing. The bill was passed entirely along party. Lines with all senate. Democrats supporting it and all republicans opposing. This nation has suffered too much for much. Too long biden said in remarks from the white house on saturday. Everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation and put us in a better position to prevail starting with beating this virus and vaccinating the country. The house which already passed version of the bill on february. twenty seventh is slated to vote on the amended. Text on tuesday before sending it to biden's desk so he can sign it into law. Here is a look at six major components of the bill direct payments for millions of americans under the senate plan individuals making up to seventy five thousand dollars in couples. Making up to one hundred. Fifty thousand dollars per year are eligible to receive a fourteen hundred dollar check individuals. Earning between seventy five thousand and eighty thousand dollars and couples. Earning between one hundred fifty thousand dollars. One hundred sixty thousand dollars will receive some of that money but not the full amount. The eligibility thresholds are a change from the house's initial version which kept the threshold at one hundred thousand dollars for individuals and two hundred thousand dollars for couples senate. Democrats lowered the eligibility for the stimulus checks to get all democrats onboard after resistance from some moderates in their party. The decision means that an estimated seventeen million americans who received a check under former president. Donald trump won't get one under biden. According to a study from a nonpartisan institute on taxation and economic policy biden said on saturday that the government will begin sending the checks to eligible americans. This month extended unemployment insurance current federal unemployment benefits. Which a lot an additional three hundred dollars per week on top of state benefits are set to expire on march fourteenth. The senate bill extends the program through september sixth at three hundred dollars per week for households. Earning under one hundred fifty thousand dollars. The first ten thousand two hundred dollars of the unemployment benefits are non taxable to prevent surprise billing at the end of the year. These were also changes from the house version of the bill which provided four hundred dollars per week through all twenty ninth. The reduction in unemployment insurance in the senate version was implemented to ensure moderate senator. Joe manchin a democrat from west. Virginia would not break with his party. According to a democratic aide expanded tax credits for families. The bill raises the child tax credit for most families in the coming year by one thousand dollars to three thousand dollars per child. It's even more for families with young children. Many can receive credit of three thousand six hundred dollars for each child under age six. All of these credits are fully refundable and some researchers say these measures could potentially help cut child poverty and half funding for state and local governments and public schools. The bill delivers a three hundred fifty billion dollar cash infusion to state and local governments and one hundred thirty billion dollars to elementary middle and high schools to help them reopen safely. Local budgets have faced steep declines in revenue as businesses remain shuttered during the pandemic last september. The brookings institute estimated that state and local revenues would decline by one hundred fifty five billion dollars in twenty twenty one hundred sixty seven billion dollars in twenty twenty one and one hundred forty five billion dollars in twenty twenty two. The money for schools is designed to help them improve their ventilation systems. Hire more janitors and reduced class sizes to conform with social distancing protocols. Democrats argued that this money was necessary to save public sector jobs and enable teachers and students to return to classrooms without risking their health. Republicans said that the funding already allocated through. Last year's relief bills was sufficient and that sending more money the state and local governments was superfluous relief for restaurants. The bill includes traditional fifty billion dollars in assistance for small businesses including more than seven billion dollars for the troubled payment protection program and a break from previous relief packages. This bill provides twenty eight point. Six billion dollars in grant relief specifically for restaurants which have been particularly decimated by the pandemic

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03:32 min | 7 months ago

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"No know repeal of the one hundred seventy billion dollar tax break for billionaires and no change in minimum wage. Why democrats can't keep their promises. In the relief. Bill by elena abramson. The democratic party's unified control of washington. Us put them within striking distance of fulfilling a key campaign. Promise a corona virus relief package that will send fourteen hundred dollar checks to lower and middle income. Americans extend federal unemployment insurance through the fall and a lot nearly one hundred thirty billion dollars to reopen k. through twelve schools but it's also notable what won't make it in the massive bill. The fifteen dollar minimum wage increases now on the chopping block after the senate parliamentarian ruled it fell outside the bills. Budgetary confines senate. Democrats nixed an alternative plan to raise taxes on corporations that don't pay employees a living wage to ensure the bill reaches president biden's desk before unemployment benefits laps march fourteenth and in a break from the previous two packages. The democratic led house passed last year. There is no language repealing to tax breaks that primarily benefited billionaires and millionaires. The tax breaks were initially estimated to cost one hundred seventy billion dollars in lost revenue over the next decade. Lawmakers leading the repeal effort now claim revoking them would save the government two hundred fifty billion dollars but these types brakes were only in effect for twenty twenty and with the filing deadline for that year. Only six weeks away. Many recipients have already reaped hundreds of millions and windfalls according to times review of security and exchange commission filings and available federal data economists on both sides of the aisle. Say that hopes of clawing back that cash is a pipedream. The cows already left the barn on this one. Says steve rosenthal a senior fellow in the urban brookings text policy center who criticized the tax breaks last year. Still lawmakers leading the charge to repeal argue that if the tax breaks remain intact companies and individuals will continue to file for benefits with the remaining time left. Republicans slipped interest provision that loot american taxpayers into must pass cove relief legislation. We all to unravel that boondoggle. Which mostly benefited millionaire hedge fund managers and real estate investors and use the revenue to help the american people recover from the pandemic senator sheldon whitehouse. Who is a february second letter from one hundred twenty democrats to congressional leadership urging a repeal said in a statement it's basic fairness for democrats including president joe biden who campaigned on the promise to deliver an equitable recovery. The resulting legislation is emblematic of a broader challenge since the pandemic began last march. At least one hundred fifty thousand businesses are estimated have closed and one in four americans have had trouble paying their bills but billionaires have gotten richer according to a report from the institute for policy studies and americans for tax fairness billionaire wealth has risen by one point three trillion dollars since last march even as democrats are poised to pass vast relief. Package that economists predict will boost growth and provide welcome relief. The party will continue to encounter hurdles and ensuring the country's wealthiest don't continue to disproportionately benefit while the middle and lower classes struggled to simply.

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04:00 min | 7 months ago

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"Elena abramson in the heat of the twenty twenty democratic primary a year ago. Joe biden and vermont senator bernie. Sanders represented starkly different visions for their party. When biden finished a dismal fifth and the new hampshire primary and sanders sword. Victory many moderate democrats were fearful that sanders would run away with the nomination and predicted that disagreements between progressives and centrists would undermine democratic victory not only in the general election but for years to come those doomsday fears have yet to come to fruition with democrats now and unified control of washington. The newly minted president biden is relying closely on his former progressive rival to push a one point nine trillion dollar covert relief package through congress senator sanders along with senate majority leader. Senator chuck schumer. We'll be driving the process. And the senate says build ouster. The budget committee's incoming chief legal counsel aides say sanders and schumer are working closely together while it's hardly unusual for a new president to work hand in hand with a former adversary. The moderate and progressive democrats current alignment is notable in comparison not only the grim predictions during the primary but also to republican lawmakers ongoing feud over their own parties future. The robust cooperation is partially born of political necessity sanders. Who is now chair of the budget. Committee is key to passing any sweeping legislation this year. While democrats narrowly control a fifty fifty split senate with vice president kamala harris wielding the tie breaking vote. They are unlikely to garner the sixty votes required to pass any ambitious legislation under regular order instead..

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05:57 min | 9 months ago

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"Delivered on election day but the agency remains in peril by elena abramson and early november after news organizations called the presidential race for joe biden throngs of revelers poured into the streets where they cheered not only for the new president elect but for the united states postal service which had overcome enormous obstacles to deliver mail in ballots largely on time amidst a raging global. Pandemic shouts of us. Ps erupted in new york city and a child dressed as a usps mailbox danced in the streets of oakland california and the weeks leading up to the election. Us postal workers had worked around the clock often risking their personal safety to sift through mail in ballots. Trying to reassure voters that despite president trump's attacks on their agency voting by mail was safe secure and wouldn't lead to accidental disenfranchisement. When those fears never materialized the postal services performance was saluted with relief but as the presidential election has faded in the rear view mirror the underlying issues that stoked anxiety about the efficacy of the usps remain even as the public and the news cycle has largely moved on the agency's finances are still precarious. It's six hundred forty. Four thousand person workforce remains exhausted and depleted as thousands quarantine after exposure to covid nineteen and with christmas fast approaching. Usps facilities are as one postal union representative. Put it in a text message to time buried and short-staffed nearly all of the factors that were conspiring to cripple the usps prior to the november election. Remain unchanged louis dejoy. The trump donor was appointed postmaster. General by the agency's governing board last spring has no fixed term limit. His tenure is subject to the nine member board of governors. There are currently five members on the board all of whom were appointed by trump and will continue to serve after the biden administration takes over the joys controversial moves which yielded multiple investigations and federal injunctions coincided with trump's expressed desire to withhold funding for the postal service in an effort to thwart mail in voting. The joy swore under oath to lawmakers that he was not influenced by.

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05:15 min | 11 months ago

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"I wherever you get your podcasts. President trump can't sue his way to a second term why he is trying anyway by elena abramson shortly after the associated press projected. That joe biden would win enough electoral college votes to defeat president. Donald trump trump released a statement saying that his campaign would go to court. Monday to fight the outcome. Networks don't get decide elections. Trump's personal attorney rudy. Giuliani said later at a precedent at a landscaping company in philadelphia courts. Do that is of course. Not the case. With the notable exception of the two thousand presidential race which was effectively decided by the supreme court in bush v gore it is voters who decide elections and that legal experts say is the main flaw with trump's strategy biden is one too many votes for the trump campaign to mount any legal challenge. That would actually change the outcome for an election to be successfully. Litigated experts say the margins between the candidates have to be exceedingly. Close the dispute between george w bush al gore decades ago. For example hinged on just five hundred thirty seven votes in florida election litigation is only consequential says nathaniel priscilla a professor at stanford law school if the number of contested ballots exceeds the margin of victory as of november seventh biden is leading trump by over four million votes according to the associated press the state by state count that determines the electoral college. Count is even more daunting for the president biden. Leads trump thirty five thousand votes in pennsylvania. Twenty five thousand seven hundred in nevada. Twenty thousand five hundred arizona and seven thousand two hundred fifty and georgia trump needed victories in nearly all of these states to amass two hundred seventy electoral votes and the associated. Press has called everyone but georgia in favor of biden other outlets have withheld arizona for biden recount. Laws vary by state but in every state except georgia. The margins appear too large for the states to automatically issue one. The campaign has other. Legal options beyond recounts but experts. Say those are also unlikely to succeed. The trump team can for example contest the validity of the remaining ballots that have yet to be counted or they can sue to get some ballots thrown out on the basis that they were filled out unlawfully so far record on both counts is not encouraging for the president prior to the election. Republicans in texas including an activist and a local legislator tried to get ballots thrown out in harris county where they argued that nearly one hundred thirty thousand ballots cast at a drive through polling location. Were unconstitutional that argument did not pass muster in either state or federal courts in nevada..

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03:18 min | 11 months ago

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"And it's not likely to be over soon. Bye elena abramson and the wee hours of the morning after election day state officials were still tallying millions of mail in and absentee ballots in key battleground states and the presidential race remained too close to call. But that didn't stop president. Donald trump from gathering his supporters in the east room of the white house falsely asserting. He had already won and promising. He would challenge future election results in court. We'll all be going to the. Us supreme court. He said we won't all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballots at four o'clock in the morning and add them to the list by the time the sun had risen. The trump campaign had taken its cue with top advisers calling for multiple lawsuits on the grounds that the ongoing vote count would result in tallying illegally cast ballots and a recording of a november fourth phone call with supporters obtained by time campaign. Aides forecast legal challenges in michigan wisconsin and pennsylvania. By late that afternoon the campaign had demanded a recount in wisconsin filed suit to stop the ballot counting michigan and launched two more legal challenges questioning the ballot counting process and voter. Id laws in pennsylvania. It also filed a motion to intervene in an existing dispute over pennsylvania ballots the us supreme court election law experts from both sides of the aisle dismissed. The trump team suggestion that the ongoing vote count was fired state. Election officials routinely take days to finish counting ballots and with more than ninety million americans requesting mail in ballots because of the pandemic delays were widely expected. It's contrary to law and the way we run elections suggest. We should stop counting votes because one of the candidates is ahead and doesn't want to fall behind says trevor potter former general counsel for john mccain's presidential campaigns but with relatively tight margins in key battleground states including pennsylvania. Nevada and georgia. It was also immediately clear that an onslaught of election related litigation was all about inevitable. It is no longer a question of whether the results of the twenty twenty presidential race will end up in the courts it is how long and how consequential that court battle will be the contours of the coming. Fights are only beginning to emerge experts. Say that in coming days. New cases could hinge on anything from recounts to obscure state statutes to whether the us postal service delivered balance. The biden campaigns legal team has been saying about the deluge to come. Let me tell you this. If you go to the supreme court today drive around the building you will not see donald trump and you will not see his lawyers says bob bauer former white house counsel under barack obama and a senior adviser to the biden campaign. He's not going to the supreme court of the united states to get the voting this but at least some top republicans including tom spencer. Who worked for george w bush and bush v gore the case that the side of the two thousand election for the legal wrangling ending at the cord where trump has appointed three of the nine justices..

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05:33 min | 11 months ago

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"We're pushing the limits of known science to go deeper into space advance aviation and build smarter defense systems that protect all of us here at home. That's the future of aerospace and defense learn more at rtx dot com official vote count continues nationwide as donald trump falsely claims a win from the white house by tessa berenson. Abby vesuvius and elena abramson a state and local election officials. Continue to count ballots across the country and with the fate of most battleground states. Still up in the air president. Donald trump delivered a short disjointed speech from the east room of the white house appearing to claim that he had prevailed over former vice president. Joe biden and vowing to fight official election results in the courts. Millions of ballots in battleground states remain uncounted. The associated press has not yet projected a winner of the race and states will not complete their exhaustive counts for several days. Any attempt to call the election before votes have been counted. Should not be taken seriously says joanna light gate national director of the voter protection program. A bipartisan group working to support state and local election officials. All votes need to be counted and no candidates. Get the try and steal the election by calling the winter before that happens. Speaking from behind podium in the east room of the white house after two am eastern time on wednesday trump. Said we were getting ready to win this election. Trump said frankly we did win this election. Trump also baselessly claimed the election is a fraud on the american public and touted a win in states including north carolina and georgia where he is leading an early results but had not yet been called the win by the associated. Press trump said he would fight election results in court. We'll be going to the. Us supreme court. He said we won't all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballots at four o'clock in the morning and add them to the list. Okay trump added. We will win this. And as far as i'm concerned we already have one. Trump's claims both flawed and dangerous multiple election experts say because democrats are more likely than republicans to cast a ballot by mail this year many of the remaining ballots that have yet to be counted in states. Such as pennsylvania michigan and wisconsin which didn't get an early start on processing. Absentee ballots are likely to skew blue. Meanwhile ballots left to be counted in states including florida and ohio..

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05:12 min | 11 months ago

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"Search for S-o-f-i S., O. F. I wherever you get your podcasts the Supreme Court delivers two major voting victories to Democrats, but the battle may not be over by Elena Abramson. The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed Democrats major victories in election legal battles in two critical swing states letting extended deadlines for mail in ballots in North Carolina and Pennsylvania remain in place for now. The Supreme Court declined to expedite a decision on Pennsylvania's extended deadline for receiving mail in ballots virtually guaranteeing it will remain in place through the election and in a separate ruling declined to halt an appeals court ruling that kept the North Carolina deadline and place. Justices. Alito Neal Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas dissented in both of the rulings the courts newest justice. Amy Tony Barrett who was confirmed on Monday did not participate because she did not have adequate time to review the filings according to the courts public information officer as a result of the rulings mail in ballots postmarked by election day can be received through November sixth in Pennsylvania and November twelfth in North Carolina instead of being cut off on third. Thousands more ballots are likely to be counted as a result. The battle over the North Carolina deadline stemmed from a settlement agreement between the North Carolina Alliance for retired Americans and the North Carolina border elections. The group had sued the board of elections to ease Mellon, voting restrictions and part of the agreement included extending the ballot receipts decline to November twelve. Republicans including the trump campaign challenge that in court and subsequently appealed to the Supreme Court. Democratic lawyer Marc. Elias who had fought for the extended deadline called the Supreme Court decision a victory for voting rights. The fate of the Pennsylvania ballots however may still be uncertain Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a statement that while the court would not expedite the decision before November third additional opinions may follow and left open the possibility of the court taking up the case at a later date. And September Pennsylvania's State Supreme Court issued a ruling extending the deadline for receiving mail in ballots due November sixth. The State's Republican Party has already tried to appeal the decision to the supreme. Court before the first time the court deadlocked in a four four tie leaving the State Court's ruling in place days. Later, the party appealed the case requesting the court expedite the decision perhaps hoping that justice? Amy, Coney Barrett's upcoming confirmation would change the outcome. The saugus surrounding both of these states mail in ballot provision has been among the most watched legal battles of this election cycle in no small part because they are both critical in determining who wins the presidency. Voting is already underway in both of these states millions of ballots have been mailed to voters and in Pennsylvania the final receipt deadline was already listed as November sixth. State officials argued that changing the rules at this late date would disenfranchise voters. The election is now only eight days away Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote in a filing to the court urging them not to expedite the case. Time has run out. Alito argued in his statement that there was a strong likelihood the Pennsylvania's Court's decision violated the federal constitution but there was simply no time left before the election for the court to take up the case. Several, before the court issued a decision, Shapiro's office submitted a filing to the court stating that Pennsylvania's secretary of State Kathy. Book Var had told the election boards to segregate all ballots received from eight pm on November third through five PM on November sixth. Alito said segregating those ballots is critical to providing a targeted remedy in the event. The State Court's decision is alternately overturned. Shapiro said in a statement after the court's decision on Wednesday, denying expedited review was good for Pennsylvania voters who will not have the rules changed on them on the eve of the election without proper review. But he cautioned we know this fight may not be over and we are prepared. Even though the decision means the November sixth cutoff or Pennsylvania will almost certainly remain in place the trump campaign claimed the state's willingness to segregate the ballots as a victory and predict the fight would continue. The supreme court deferred the important issue. In this case, whether state courts can change the times, places and manners of elections contrary to the rules adopted by the state legislature. Until after November third trump campaign deputy campaign manager and senior Counsel Justin Clark said in a statement. These rulings came after the justices ruled five three to uphold the election day receipt deadline for mail in ballots in Wisconsin, which was a blow for Democrats..

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