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"On Thursday, high speed to upper 50s, breezy with some rain late the day on Friday, highs and low 70s, 80 on Saturday and windy day with an early morning shower. Mike's done of her WTO news. At 59, Germantown 57 annandale 59, but some of us could be all the way down to 28 overnight to about 32° north and west. 7 40 here on WTO. Money news at ten and 40 past the hour brought to you by pen fed credit union, great rates for everyone. Let's go to Jeff playbook. The bell finished Wednesday up 323 points the NASDAQ gained almost 2%. FDA approval for non prescription Narcan could be a boon for Gaithersburg based emergent bio solutions which makes it the average rate on a 30 year mortgage fell back below 6 and a half percent Many borrowers can do better than that. Contracts signed to buy an existing home rose for the third straight month last month to the highest since August. Jeff claiborne, WTO news. Asia Pacific markets starting to report Australia's ASX 200 is up 1% so far. For much more than a day, now crisis negotiators with fairfax county police have tried to get an armed woman barricaded in her SUV along route one to come out. Now we're learning what may have led to the mental health crisis that police say the woman is going through right now. Fairfax county police are still blocking traffic and pedestrian access to the area along Richmond highway and high blood valley as the woman inside a black Jeep Cherokee reportedly suicidal and armed with a gun refuses to give up. Sources say she fears going to jail on the charges she faces for abducting a 25 year old woman she was dating. Laurel police reported the 25 year old missing on Friday, and she was located in fairfax county unharmed on Tuesday. That's when police found her and she identified the woman who had abducted her, and the car she was driving. Police say they're continuing to work with a woman in the SUV to try and end the barricade safely. This week's shooting at the Nashville Christian elementary school has shocked and horrified the nation. But even after the death of three young children in three adults, Congress seems unlikely to take any new action, Republicans are calling it a mental health problem while most Democrats argue assault weapons need to be banned. Democrats Ed Markey and elissa slotkin introduced a bill to fund research into the causes of gun violence, alongside school shooting survivors who described their trauma. By classmates and I frantically grabbed makeshift weapons, including scissors, tape dispensers, and a hockey stick. Anything we could find at the moment. Firearms have become the
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Difficult throughout the day in those areas. I'm John stillness. Tensions are ratcheting up in Asia as China says it's closely watched the flight of a U.S. surveillance plane through the Taiwan strait, accusing Washington of deliberately disrupting an undermining the regional situation. The latest from correspondent Charles De Ledesma. The People's Liberation Army's eastern theater command says in a social media posting, Chinese forces organized to keep an eye on the passage of the P 8 a Poseidon anti submarine patrol plane and all matters were in hand it adds. China regards self ruled Taiwan as its own territory to be brought under its control by force, if necessary, and views the passage of foreign military ships and aircraft as deliberate snubs and provocations. The PLA command is accusing the U.S. of having played up the flight, which it says endangers peace and stability in the Taiwan strait. I'm Charles De Ledesma. Michigan congresswoman elissa slotkin is entering the race to replace retiring senator Debbie staben now. This makes slot getting the first Democrat to officially declare a battleground state bid in what's likely to be among the most competitive and expensive civic contests in 2024. With slotkin running for the Senate, former Michigan Republican state senator Tom Barrett announced he'll run for slotkin seat on the GOP ticket. Slot in a narrowly defeated Barrett for that congressional seat in 2022. It's 9 till, Robert workman has sports. The bruins continue to roll through the NHL, they slip past the oilers three two for their 7th consecutive victory, also now just three points away from the century mark. Connor McDavid scored twice for Edmonton. He hits 50 goals for the first time in his career. Avalanche blank the golden knights for their 6th straight. Alexander Georgia have made 31 saves. Canucks senators and ducks win. NBA, the Knicks nailed the Celtics one O 9 94 winning their 6th straight and knocking Boston offense perch as the team with the best record in the NBA. 23 points of ease for Julius Randle and Emmanuel quickly. It's like a great effort to be those guys. You know, they're top of the east where we want to be. So it's going to take that every night, you know, to be a great team like that. It's not like the Caesar in a swamp. They've won 9 out of 12, but they fall percentage points behind the bucks who won their 14th in a row on Sunday. Heat edge the sixers, magic top the pelicans, and the hornets stung the pistons for their 5th win in a row, but lost LaMelo Ball to a fractured right ankle. The Lakers LeBron James expected him as several weeks, he injured his right foot Sunday in Dallas. College basketball Houston in Alabama remained one two in both of this week's polls. Number 7, Baylor beat Oklahoma state last night. And March Madness got underway just a smidge early. The Atlantic sun conference tournament began last night and the horizon league patriot league and sundell conference will follow suit this evening. NFL, the commander's release Carson Wentz after just one season and MLS season 28 kicked off over the weekend, match week one wrapping up last night with the Portland timbers, edging sporting Kansas City, meaning all 13 contests ended with no draws, almost a fourth of last year's matches wound up in a tie. That's Tuesday sports
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on WTOP
"Means of addressing congressional earmarks. Every Senate office in House office that requests earmarks have to publicly disclose the earmark requests on our website. Still some Republicans remain skeptical of earmarks and house appropriators have indicated they may try to limit them in some areas. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO Campaign 2024 now on WTO Democrats are looking to hold off the Republicans next year to maintain their slim control of the Senate. And the crucial Senate racing Michigan is already starting to take shape. Democratic congresswoman elissa slotkin is announcing her bid for the open seat, which is being vacated by Democrat Debbie stabenow. Slotkin is the first high profile candidate to enter the race, which is likely to be one of the most competitive and expensive Senate races next year. Meantime, Disney can no longer rule over Disney World. Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that requires him to appoint a 5 member board to oversee the government services that the Disney district provides in its sprawling theme park properties. Of course they're in Central Florida. Before the Disney corporation essentially governed the theme Parkland and appointed its own board to handle the infrastructure issues. The law giving the Republican governor control over the property is seen as a punishment to Disney over its opposition to the so called don't say gay law. It marks another victory for desantis as he considers a potential run for the GOP nomination for president. Marilyn governor Wes Morris pressing lawmakers to speed up an increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour this year instead of waiting until 2025. The governor says his proposal will take some convincing among lawmakers. The bill would increase the minimum wage to 15 bucks in October instead of New Year's Day 2025 for businesses with 15 or more employees. Maryland's minimum wage went up to 1325 an hour in January. It scheduled to hit $14 an hour, New Year's Day next year. Violence is on the increase in Israel and the occupied West Bank. The violence is the worst in decades. The United States is extremely concerned by the events of this weekend and the continuing violence in Israel and the West Bank. State Department spokesman Ned price, a Palestinian gunman shot and killed a motorist today in American citizen, a day after two Israelis were killed in the northern West Bank, which triggered a rampage in which Israeli settlers torched cars and homes in a Palestinian town. The deescalation of tensions especially now is imperative. The violence comes after a meeting in Jordan in which the sides had agreed to calm tensions. CBS's cami McCormick. One part of the contentious battle between the UK and Europe over Brexit has been settled. The British government says it has reached a deal with the European Union to resolve their long running trade dispute over Northern Ireland. Together, we have changed the original protocol and are today announcing the new Windsor framework. Speaking alongside EU leader, Ursula von der leyen in Windsor. Sunak says the two sides had agreed changes that will remove onerous customs checks on goods moving to Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. This new framework will allow us to begin a new chapter. It provides for long-lasting solutions that both of us are confident will work for all people and businesses in Northern Ireland. The agreement has restored UK EU relations to the right footing. I'm Charles De Ledesma. The energy department is telling The White House and key members of Congress that the COVID pandemic was probably the result of a lab leak in China. The Wall Street Journal says not much is known about the classified intelligence report detailing the energy department's findings. However, they do say the energy department made its judgment with low confidence. Warren strobel, a national security reporter for The Wall Street Journal, tells WTO that other government agencies still think the pandemic was likely the result of natural transmission. The first point here is this is an ongoing investigation, the question isn't settled. It's not dead. Many agencies of the U.S. government and indeed other entities around the world are still trying to get to the answer, so this may be printed a little closer to the answer. But there's a lot of work left to do and some people think we might never know unless the Chinese government shares more of what it knows. That was Warren strobel national security reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Coming up after traffic and weather severe weather brings some possible tornadoes to parts of the central U.S. and coming up in money news. Nike. Apparently likes the D.C. market. I'm Jeff Glenn. It's four
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on WTOP
"Means of addressing congressional earmarks. Every Senate office in House office that requests earmarks have to publicly disclose the earmark requests on our website. Still some Republicans remain skeptical of earmarks and house appropriators have indicated they may try to limit them in some areas. On capital hill, Mitchell Miller WTO Campaigns 2024 on WTO and Democrats are looking to hold off Republicans next year to maintain their slim control of the Senate. So the crucial Senate race in Michigan is already starting to take shape. Democratic congresswoman elissa slotkin is announcing her bid for the open seat, which is being vacated by Democrat Debbie stabenow. Slotkin is the first high profile candidate to enter the race, which is likely to be one of the most competitive and expensive Senate races next year. The plan to wipe away student loan debt for millions is about to come into focus at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on President Biden's federal student debt forgiveness plan. The debt relief was announced last August but put on hold by federal judges, a ruling could impact millions of college borrowers. Many have already applied hoping to receive up to $10,000 in federal debt relief, and an additional $10,000 for pell grant recipients. The court will hear challenges from 6 Republican led states and two students, including Myra Brown, who was deemed ineligible because her loans are commercially held. The justices will likely ask whether the states and borrowers can show that they're unharmed by the plan and whether it was enacted properly under the heroes act passed after 9 11 to allow the secretary of education to modify the terms of federal student loans and connection with a national emergency. Jennifer King, Washington. High court has also agreed to take up a Republican led challenge to the consumer financial protection bureau. The case could threaten how the consumer watchdog agency functions. It was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Late last year, the 5th circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the agency's funding structure is unconstitutional. Republicans argue that the agency has unchecked power. The Biden administration asked the high court to review that decision, it argues that altering the agency would hurt consumers, as well as the financial sector. The case will be heard in the next term sometime after October, it would be the second time in three years that justices will be examining the bureau. There has been another earthquake in southern turkey, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake has killed at least one person injuring more than 100 and there's more damage to buildings. The province where today's quake occurred is one of the 11 provinces devastated by the 7.8 quake three weeks ago. New information is emerging about how the COVID pandemic may have started. The Department of Energy says it has data that supports a theory that the COVID outbreak began with a laboratory leak in Wuhan, China. The cause of the pandemic has been argued about within the government from the beginning and CBS senior investigative correspondent Catherine herridge has been covering the story for years. The new reporting is classified, the sources say they believe it may be separate from an earlier analysis by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore labs, which is home to some of the government's most qualified biologists. That assessment also pointed to a potential accidental lab leak in Wuhan, China. Well, there's no consensus among U.S. intelligence officials about how the pandemic started. The FBI and now the energy department have both found an accidental lab leak increasingly plausible. Four other agencies in the U.S. still believe it was likely the result of natural transmission. However, too, are undecided. Britain's prime minister Rishi sunak says the UK and the European Union have made a decisive breakthrough in talks to end a post Brexit trade dispute. The new deal is dubbed the Windsor framework suit says the two sides have agreed changes that will remove onerous customs checks on goods moving to Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. The president of the UN says the agreement restores British EU relations to what she calls the right footing. The transportation security administration is looking to technology to help solve some staffing challenges. TSA is increasingly turning to technology to help speed up security screening. Dan Daly is deputy director of the information assurance in cybersecurity division at TSA. There's a lot of efforts underway to really look at how we can create some efficiencies and what we're doing at the checkpoint so that you don't have to see a hundred TSO standing there. Maybe we can reduce that number down by a factor of 20%, 30%, 40%. TSA is already piloting facial recognition at 16 major airports and a recent report from the Homeland Security advisory council recommended the agency continue exploring the use of biometric technologies. Justin Doubleday, federal news network coming up, we'll look at why there's a shortage of a popular diabetes drug, 1236
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on WTOP
". Showers and a risk of storms on Friday mainly before noon, turning cooler, high submit to upper 50s. I'm storm team four meteorologist makes Jennifer fort belvoir at 37 foggy bottom 44. Silver Spring 44°, some parts of our area could be down to the middle 30s overnight. A shooting tonight at Michigan state university of breaking story that's just a head will have a special report from CBS News. Here's Kevin Kelly, chairman and CEO of arc field on the efficiency of model based systems engineering. Today we use model based systems engineering. Whereas in the past we used to design things sequentially, we have to do things much faster now. We do concurrent engineering. Everybody builds their modules, simultaneously. And we have digital models that we input all of that data into to make sure that systems are going to interoperate with one another, and we can still control those interfaces. So in our field reinvest in our MBS E or model based systems engineering infrastructure, it's part of our ongoing R&D, we train our people. And how to use that. And it is a really enabling function that didn't exist 20 or 30 years ago, but it's absolutely critical now to hasten the pace of development. That's Kevin Kelly, chairman and CEO of arc field for more of this conversation, go to federal news network dot com, search arc field. This is WTO P. Today's top news traffic and weather, the WTO producers desk. His wired by IBW local 26, where electrical contractors come to grow. Good evening, I'm Dmitri's sodas, one Herrera is our producer. Breaking news on WTO. CBS News special report, multiple injuries reported in multiple shootings on the Michigan state university campus in east glancing. Student Brianna Peterson talked to CBS News radio affiliate WWW. My family, just to let them know that I'm okay, like I'm safe, I'm in my apartment. Thankfully, recent MSU graduate Luke Sloane. The people that are just off campus, I know my Friends are also sheltering in place right now. I have multiple friends that live in homes together just north of grand river. They have locked themselves in. People are not going outside just off campus. Police are looking for one suspect on foot, WW's Jeff lesson reports. It's a large campus, but just to the fact someone is on foot, you can still move from building the building pretty quickly and we hope which result is peacefully as possible. And as quickly as possible and CBS News, special report, I'm Jennifer Kuiper. Just to add a little bit more information that we've been able to dig up here at WTO, both CNN and some local news outlets say at least one person is dead in this attack at Michigan state university. And authorities are expected to hold a news conference in the next half hour. Sometime after 11 o'clock, we will monitor that and bring you the latest information tonight. As we always do here on your breaking news traffic and weather station. Other news tonight, the U.S. Military has shot three unidentified high altitude objects out of the sky in only the past four days. National security officials say they're working intensely to figure out where they came from and their purpose. One thing is for sure, according to a top White House official, and this did bring some chuckles to The White House briefing room, they are not alien vehicles, that much we can say. WTO's national security correspondent JJ green with more. U.S. officials don't believe these last three objects were a threat to people on the ground, but they shot them down anyway. Because we have not yet been able to definitively assess what these most recent objects are. We acted out of an abundance of caution to protect the security, our security, our interest, and flight safety. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby. We are laser focused on confirming their nature and purpose, including through intensive efforts to collect debris in the remote locations where they have fallen. And in the process of collecting this debris, Kirby says they're going to look very intently at what it is, but he did not say how they know these are not alien vehicles or of alien nature, but he was very clear it is not something that they're even considering and there has to be some significant reason for that IE they know what it looks like, essentially essentially to have some kind of alien presence or something like that or not. And this is not that. This is also in a very important story for the Canadian government. They're holding a technical briefing right now at this very moment to discuss what they've learned so far. So needless to say there's going to be a significant amount of attention focused on this for the time being. WTO peace national security correspondent JJ green, by the way, one of those unidentified objects that was shot down over Lake Huron, it took two sidewinder missiles to get the job done. We don't know if one of the missiles missed, or maybe one of the missiles malfunctioned. One more question that we have to learn, an answer to. Meantime, members of Congress will get a briefing this week on the latest developments involving the protection of U.S. airspace, WTO's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers have been pushing for a new briefing in the wake of all the latest incidents, and senators are scheduled to be briefed by The Pentagon on Wednesday. The briefing was originally scheduled after the shooting down of the Chinese balloon off the South Carolina coast. The latest object was shot down over Lake Huron, and Michigan congresswoman elissa slotkin, who has a background in national intelligence, says it's hoped it can be recovered. As a former CIA officer, we like to exploit things that we find. And so that's the recovery effort that's going on right now and Lake Huron. Members of Congress from both parties are urging The White House and The Pentagon
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on WTOP
"You tonight. Former principal owner of the Washington Nationals Ted Lerner has died at the age of 97. Today, the Nats tweeted that learner is the reason baseball came back to D.C. after 33 years. A spokesperson for the team says that Lerner died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Chevy Chase yesterday. Earlier, Washington Post sports columnist Barry's velu joined us on WTO to discuss more about learner's legacy. Head learner made his fortune in real estate and turning a $250 loan from his wife into a $1 billion real estate empire. He did it with a great deal of patience and long-term vision. And when he took over the team in 2006, he and his team kind of articulated the same kind of patient slow build. And by 2012, they were winning the first of what became four national league yeast titles. They made another playoff appearance in 2019 that led to the World Series. And he essentially delivered and had put the people in place who could deliver on fulfilling the promise that they articulated from the first day. Tributes pour in for learner tonight, D.C. mayor muriel Bowser expresses her condolences on Twitter, calling him quote a native washingtonian with a bold vision. Capitals and wizards owner Ted leonsis says in a tweet, he built this city built Tyson's corner of the learner name is impeccable everywhere. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to Ted Lerner tonight on the Senate floor. His leadership built the team that would bring home Washington's first World Series title in nearly a century. McConnell, who's a big sports fan called learner a good friend. 7 33 on WTO read more about the legacy of Ted Lerner at WTO P dot com. The U.S. Military had shot three unidentified high altitude objects out of the sky in only the past four days. National security officials say they're working intensely to figure out where they came from and their purpose. One thing is for sure, according to top people at The White House, they are not alien vehicles national security correspondent JJ green. U.S. officials don't believe these last three objects were a threat to people on the ground, but they shot them down anyway. Because we have not yet been able to definitively assess what these most recent objects are. We acted out of an abundance of caution to protect the security, our security, our interest, and flight safety. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby. We are laser focused on confirming their nature and purpose, including through intensive efforts to collect debris in the remote locations where they have fallen. And in the process of collecting this debris, Kirby says they're going to look very intently at what it is, but he did not say how they know these are not alien vehicles or of alien nature, but he was very clear it is not something that they're even considering and there has to be some significant reason for that IE they know what it looks like, essentially essentially to have some kind of alien presence or something like that or not. And this is not that. This is also a very important story for the Canadian government. They're holding a technical briefing right now at this very moment to discuss what they've learned so far. So needless to say there's going to be a significant amount of attention focused on this for the time being. WTO's national security correspondent, JJ green. The downing of the Chinese spy balloon in the Atlantic has led to a briefing this week for members of Congress that will also cover the newest incidents. Let's get that part of the story from WTO's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. The briefing from Pentagon officials for senators is scheduled for Wednesday, and it's expected to go well beyond the Chinese balloon, since there have now been those three additional shootdowns. Michigan congresswoman elissa slotkin, who formerly worked for the CIA, says it's hope the latest object can be recovered from Lake Huron for assessment. We take it to
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Here in crude oil WTI was up more than 2.1% in New York on Friday. The residual impact of Russia announcing plans to cut production next month. This obviously in retaliation for those price caps imposed by western nations right now, WTI 79 25. We'll take another look at markets for you in about 15 minutes. Let's get to the Bloomberg newsroom, check global headlines with Erica Hurst, which Erica. And unidentified objects reportedly been shot down by U.S. Military over Lake Huron, NBC News says a U.S. fighter jet shot down the object in partnership with Canada's military. Michigan congresswoman elissa slotkin also took to Twitter to confirm that she spoke with the Department of Defense and more information would be available in the coming days. The death toll from a massive earthquake in turkey and Syria now tops 33,000. The Syrian civil defense group says its focus is now on search and recovery because no survivors have been found since Thursday. Miraculously, for people were found alive in the rubble in several Turkish cities after being buried for over a hundred hours in freezing conditions. President Biden will travel to Poland later this month ahead of the one year anniversary of the war in Ukraine. The president will visit Poland in February 20th through the 22nd. He's expected to deliver remarks on how the U.S. is rallied international support for Ukraine to defend itself from Russia's invasion. And Iranian president Ibrahim raisi will make a state visit to China this week on the invitation of Xi Jinping signaling a strengthening of ties between the two countries as tensions with the U.S. escalate. Now it's time for global sports
'Unidentified object' downed over Lake Huron, 3rd this week
"Authorities in Michigan are reporting another aerial device has been shot down over their state. The fourth in a series of suspicious objects. Michigan congresswoman elissa slotkin says an unidentified object was shot down over Lake Huron. After authorities restricted airspace and military jets were scrambled. It follows the shootdown of another flying object over Alaska on Friday. And another Saturday over the Yukon in Canada, which was described by prime minister Justin Trudeau on CTV. It represented a reasonable threat to civilian aircraft, so I gave the order to take it down. Both are believed to be balloons, according to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, who was briefed over the weekend. They believed they were, yes. He tells ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos. Intelligence analysts are reviewing what was recovered from the Chinese surveillance balloon shot down the weekend before, off the coast of South Carolina. And piecing together what all this means. I'm Jackie Quinn
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Meanwhile, China's foreign minister Wang Yi is held a conversation with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and says China wants to deepen cooperation with Russia at all levels. The U.S. issued its updated national defense strategy today saying China remains the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that nuclear weapons are the last line of defense, but defense secretary Lloyd Lloyd Austin says, well, there are not limits to that. The PRC is the only competitor out there with both the intent to reshape the international order and increasingly the power to do so. Saying the U.S. will now not rule out the use of nuclear weapons to fight conventional threats. Meanwhile, the U.S. is fearing falling behind both China and Russia and the arms race to deploy hypersonic weapons, it has tested its own out of Virginia, navy vice admiral Johnny wolf says, this will have the capability of operating international. This hypersonic weapon gives us the capability to get deep inland in some of the things that we need to do. And most importantly, for what we're doing in the navy by putting in on a ship and putting it on a submarine, it allows us to pretty much go anywhere in the ocean. The vice admiral says they should be ready to be played next year. And congresswoman Liz Cheney says she has crossed party lines to actively campaign on behalf of Democrat elissa slotkin in Michigan. Cheney and outcast in her own party because of the January 6th committee says, while she differs with some slotkin positions, substantive members of Congress are needed desperately in San Francisco, I'm at Baxter, this is Bloomberg, our Brian. And thanks very much 38 minutes past the hour. It's time for global sports. With Dan short swin Dan could a U.S. soccer star beheading to Manchester. Interesting question there, Brian football insider says that Manchester United is keeping tabs on U.S. international Tyler
"elissa slotkin" Discussed on WJR 760
"Don't drink and drive. Don't drink and drive your car SUV truck or your boat. Have fun. But be careful. Take along your patients to. There's a lot of aggression out there. We've seen it on the roadways. Uh, I don't know what it's I mean, it's post covid trouble somehow, or another is related. No doubt. Do everything everyone's gone through, but it's manifesting itself in some very strange, weird and unsafe ways. Meanwhile, Sharply split along party lines. The House has launched a new investigation of the January 6th capital Insurrection if you will If the forefront of that and, uh, participating in that and supporting it is Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who is joining us? On this Friday morning edition of the Paul W. Smith. So happy holiday weekend to you, Congresswoman. Happy holiday weekend to you. Good to be on What? Uh, obviously there's, uh, never ending lust for anything. Donald Trump. I've really actually never seen anything like it. Regarding a president or in this case, former president We've been led to believe with, uh, a number of other investigations underway that we were going to get to the bottom of this thing one way or another, hopefully Why another investigation? What's the best reason for that? Well, we actually I mean, we've had a couple of sort of internal quick and quick and dirty investigations of what happened with Capitol police. But you know, we haven't had a proper 9 11 style commission that looked into kind of where, why this happened What the failures were on the security side on You know the sort of soup to nuts And when you look back on the 9 11 commission that was really kind of the way that American citizens really understood what happened and the changes that were needed. To prevent it from happening again. And I think that's important. I don't think we can just say it was another day at the Capitol and and let's move on. This wasn't my preferred option. What we voted on this week We voted on a true 9 11 style commission about a month and a half ago. It was bipartisan. We had 35 Republican. In the house that supported it. Um, but it didn't make it through the Senate. So this is the second best option and you see, that's why it happened on partisan lines. When you say help me better understand Congresswoman slot and this isn't what I really wanted. But what we did want didn't turn out to be the way we thought it would be. So explain that to me. Yeah. Sorry. So, so about a month and a half ago, Um, a Democrat and Republican in the House, the heads and ranking of the Homeland Security Committee. They wrote out a bill. That would be a true bipartisan commission. Equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans that was literally cut and paste from the 9 11 Commission back in 2000 and two It was, you know, it just was a more serious outsider. You know, Uh, kind of, uh, commission. It would be people outside of Congress, and we voted on it. It passed through the house with bipartisan support, but it came up short in the Senate. So without that, passing what we get a second best option, which is a special select committee. It's more partisan. Um it is. You know, not. You saw the vote. People aren't happy about it. Um and I I wish we could have gotten the first version through the Senate. But we came up three both short, so The question was, What do we do now? Do we just accept defeat or do we do some sort of committee and that's what we voted on yesterday. The vote from two to form the panel to 22 to 1 90. With Republicans objecting that majority Democrats would be in charge of the action. Came after Senate Republicans blocked creation of an independent commission that would have been evenly split between the two parties. Let's Is there something else you want to say about this, or can we move on? No, no, we had only we had two Republicans who voted with us this week. Liz Cheney and Mr Kinzinger, But it just wasn't as bipartisan as I'd like. Okay. Um, uh, instead of us spending a lot of time. On the past and dwelling on this president that has gotten so under the skin of Democrats and are so fearful of this guy and on the other hand The guy. The Republicans aren't willing to let go and are putting all their money apparently on him for the next election, and you can have a strong opinion on anything and everything I said, But the But let's not dwell for me right now on this program about things in the past that our innocence to me meaningless. Let's talk about something that you're doing, representative Elissa Slotkin. That will be helpful to people with your launch of your cost of care tour across Michigan. Tell me about that. Yes. So you know, we are working pretty hard right now on the cost of prescription drugs. Everywhere I go. People are talking to me about how outrageous the prescription drug costs are, how they don't know. Like what? How to comparison shop. They don't know the price of their drugs until they walk up to the pharmacy counter. If you think about it, there's literally nothing else in our lives that we by where we don't really get to know the price until we walk up to the counter where we can comparison shop. So we've been hearing about this for a long time, and we finally got a piece of legislation that we are that is going to help us with that going to give us some transparency on drug prices. So that before you leave the doctor's office, you can know that the cheapest version of the drug that he or she is recommending, and you can know the cheapest place to buy it right Aid versus CBS. Do you feel empowered to understand? You know what the prices before? You have to shell out the cash. So we're gonna be talking about that. But then also just making sure we're hearing what people are now concerned about. You know what is I I think that the average person still feels like they're paying too much for their health care in general, so we're just going from town to town community to community to hear people out and talk about these issues. I'm going to throw my two cents in and that is I'd like to pay the same amount each time when I go back and I used I use coupons. I use this. I use that and oftentimes they'll bring it to me, and it costs more than I paid for it last month. I said, Wait a minute. That's not right. It's supposed to be Whatever, and they come back, and they charged me What it was supposed to be. Whatever what I paid the month before. I can't figure it out. There's nothing else in the world. You buy like that nothing else but prescription drugs. It doesn't help us living right next to our Canadian friends and seeing these full page newspaper ads where we can go across the bridge or through the tunnel and by your prescriptions,.
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"Finally, some afternoon showers. Thunderstorms back by Friday 83 from a weather channel meteorologist race staged on Newstalk 7 60 wjr. You're hearing the Paul W. Smith Show News. Talk 7 60 wjr. Well, we've been talking about this and we're very good about talking about things in our country. Not so good always about doing something about them now who among us wouldn't say. Well, I hope we've learned our lesson not to depend on China for fill in the blank pharmaceuticals manufacturing products. Chips. I mean, the list goes on and on and on. We've talked about it. We know it. Someone is trying to do something about it. And that would be Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who spoke yesterday with a variety of folks who are smack dab in the middle of this And she's here to report to us on how that meeting went. Uh, and her task force that wants to actually resolve the problem of the strain of the microchip shortages and virtually anything else. That we are letting China Manufacturer for us, and then we're at the whims of China. Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin. Welcome back to the Paul W. Smith Show at WJR. Thanks for having me it is our pleasure. Tell us your story. What you set out to do yesterday and what you feel you've done and where we go from here. Yeah, well, yesterday I met with a bunch of folks from the Delta Township GM plants. Um, they had just gotten noticed. I mean, literally an hour before that. The plant, among many, frankly in the Midwest is going to be put on hold at least for a couple of days because they are missing a small part and can't keep the line moving. Um, making cars and, frankly, another plant and Lansing Grand River has been off for a while, now, weeks and weeks because they can't get a 14 cent microchips. So I sat in front of thousands of cars that are unsellable UN drive herbal because they don't have you know the 14th Cent microchip just to make the point. So we can't go on this way. We can't be dependent on other countries to for our basic economic security and Michiganders have been saying this forever for 30 years that if you outsource too much, you're putting yourself at risk. And during Covid man, the chickens came home to roost, you know, with things like masks and gloves and whatnot. So I started this task force out of my steering experience from Covid. Um and we have two big things coming up. One is this big piece of legislation the Senate of the past. Which incentivizes American companies to make microchips and other things here in the U. S. Gives them a financial instead of the set up shop here instead of China, Taiwan anywhere else around the country. And then Secondly, I took that experience from Covid and tried to apply to the Defense Department to make sure our defense department supply chains are actually secure. You know, GM has a lot to teach. The Defense Department. We brought them in to talk to us during this cash horse. Because transparency around supply chain has become a thing. And the Defense Department Frankly needs to needs to understand where every nut and bolt on our planes and on our tanks are coming from so that we're not in the same position. You know, a couple years from now, like G. M s. Well, you know, Representative Elissa Slotkin with us, Congresswoman, You know that 14 cents. Microchip meant a lot. To these companies because they're looking for every way they can save money, But I bet you every one of them would pay a dollar or 10 for a microchip now to be able to get these cars and trucks moving. So now I know it's a little hindsight is shortsighted. But the reality is we cannot let other countries control us the way we have allowed them to. And this is exactly why now it also kind of reminds me of what appeared to be such a great idea and under regular times is a great idea. You're familiar with the practice the just in time manufacturing or whatever they might call it these days. We used to have an inventory. We had a supply. You could go to the inventory with a huge supply of microchips in this case and use them now it wouldn't have carried us this long, but it would have gotten more vehicles out. But the reality is now. We just We just basically get the items or just in time manufacturing just in time for when they're needed. I've watched this happen at plants in China and other places where there's a fabulous system set up. With the computers and everything else, that one line one cars coming off the line or a seat or whatever and and whatever they need to go with that comes from their supply or like Like five minutes before they needed. It's pretty phenomenal until it's not That's right. And I think that system probably works when you don't have global supply shocks like a global pandemic. You know, I think that that system um you don't fault anyone for coming up with it, but the stuff that they are doing. I know what the plants that I represent just to get these microchips in, and I'm talking about 100 at a time. I was talking with some guys who work at the plant in leadership there and they were saying we've seen them flown in trucked in helicoptered in 100 at a time just so we can make 100 more cars. And actually sell them. So I think you're right that this idea that we should keep our our shelves bare and just get what we need. I think folks are rethinking that and they're certainly rethinking being dependent on just one country. For one part, I think that is kind of the biggest lesson from Covid is when you've got a single source supplier. You are vulnerable, no matter what. Because, you know, stuff happens. The world happens, problems happen. So there's kind of a I think a real change of heart going on, and people who do supply chain Congresswoman I When you have a single source supplier that's a communist country. Which we forget about until we now see what's happening. Around the world and seeing what they are doing, uh and exerting their power. There's no there's no surprise that they'd like to be the most powerful country in the world. They'd like to be where the United States has been for a very long time. So I just hope that somehow or another, and I guess that's what you're trying to do. Besides pointing out the problem you're helping with the W and others come up with solutions so we don't find ourselves in this position again. Absolutely. We cannot let that happen. Anything else we need to know. Before we let you go, Congresswoman? No, just we got to keep the pressure on Michigan Sanders..
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"Smith Show News Talk 7 60 wjr. I'm watching 60 minutes. I taped these shows. I don't watch him necessarily when they're on, but it was watching 60 minutes and there was chief James Craig. He's all over the place. He's on talking about the pluses and minuses of facial recognition technology on that same 60 minutes segment. I saw something that I never thought would be taken very seriously. But it's this is how serious it's going to be. I'm going to ask Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin about that before I even get to The ransom money and the hacking and all these things that I believe is the start of World War three, frankly, but Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, Department of Defense Official, If I go through all of your Uh, things I wanted. We have get a chance to really talk to you. So it's nice to have you here, Congresswoman. Thanks for having me. Hey. Never thought I'd asked this question ever. Of a serious person like yourself. Could you give me your take on the UFO briefings that are supposed to be happening before Congress? I don't mean to laugh. I know it is. You know, I know why you're laughing. You're the second person to ask me this morning and I'm very upset with myself that I didn't watch the 60 minutes special yesterday because it's on the tip of everybody's tongue. But I will say very clearly I have no special knowledge. Of us owes our area 51 or any of these things. I get asked all the time. But if we're if we're actually having hearings in front of Congress, that means it's sort of starting to mainstream right. It's starting to write a more of interest We have, you know, folks out there like Elon Musk who talk about UFO's, but I personally as a seat former CIA officer have no special knowledge. Of you oppose of any kind. You wouldn't hold out on me, would you? Congressman? We can't take it. I'm a man. I can take it. I really I'm laughing because I'm thinking of myself. I better go learn more about this because I get asked all the time, So I hope to bring you something more. The next time we talk, all right? Well, I hope there's nothing to it. But be that as it may. The worst part would be that it's Somebody else that has far superior technology than we do to have some of the vehicles that have been now taped by the United States, Air Force and others. Very real. Questionable experiences happening with with technology that appears to be far superior than ours. So that's part of the issue here. But now let's get to the why we asked you on today, Congresswoman, and it is the cyber attacks like the like the ones launched against the colonial pipeline. These things have the potential to devastate our economy. Our way of life in my Monday Detroit News column today. I call it This will be the next war. This will be the third World War. It'll be over controlling. Pipelines, Water systems, electric grids all of that If we don't figure out a way to protect ourselves, we're in big trouble. What say you? Yeah. I think this was a really big wake up call for a lot of people, especially on the East Coast. You know, in Michigan, we didn't have gas shortages. But on the East Coast they get and I think the For for many people it was this realization that we are super vulnerable our infrastructure as much as we as we hope that we're protected, we just Aren't there yet, and we put together a bunch of bills. Frankly, they were in train before the attack on the pipeline that would basically sponsor a program where state and local governments could practice. Cyberattacks literally exercise the way the military does. So that if the soo locks was hacked, or if our electrical grid in the middle of winter was hacked, we could actually have experience reacting to that and not, you know, have horrible outcomes. But you're very right. Civilians are on the front line. Of this new era of warfare. It's not Kang vs Tank Plane versus Plane It's cyber attack against cyber attack and it's some We're not prepared yet. You know, I can hear my listeners oftentimes in some of just yelled at the at the radio saying, Hey, we have our own hack from the governor on line five. If you think things were bad with this hack with with the oil company wait until we shut down line five in the shortages and the problems that will have I C I can hear my listeners. Meanwhile, uh, you have an idea for a national cyber exercise program. Is that the one of your answers to this? Yeah, That's last year We passed a bill that said the Department of Homeland Security have to have an annual cyber exercise to really practices at the federal level. This year's bill is saying, We need a bunch of exercise template that states and local officials can use because I hear about this from my mayor's My County supervisors. They're in charge of people data. You know, even if you're from small town, Michigan, you're in charge of people's personal data. So everybody in in sort of, you know, 2021 should be worried about the protection of our cyber systems. But we should be practicing and exercising. We shouldn't ignore the problem. We should have money in the coffers so that we can exercise like the military does. You know, Congresswoman Elissa Slatkin with us, and with her expertise in the CIA and and everything else she's done quite successfully. She's always been a straight shooter for us, so she'll tell us if she If she learns anything about the UFO. She promises not to keep it secret. And I appreciate that. But you know, too, that this whole hacking thing and this ransom of stuff. This has been going on for a while. It doesn't get much attention because companies air like either a embarrassed or be afraid to draw attention to it, and they're just paying off these slugs. Yeah, 100%. And frankly, a lot of the ransom paying goes on without anyone knowing, right we've had. We've had government in Michigan, local governments who have paid ransom as well for their data. And you don't even know because it barely If Eddie, if anywhere makes the news And it's become normal. And this is the thing if we were if there was like a Chinese military inspired organization that was attacking American citizens through any other way. We would be up in arms, but the fact that it happens quietly under the surface, it's these groups that are deniable to the Chinese government. They say. Well, it's just a bunch of guys you know in their basement in Beijing. We don't actually deal with the problem, so I want to elevate it. And frankly, I'm talking to people about treating cyber attacks like arms control in the cold War, that if you're gonna go if a group coming out of your territory is going to attack us, you're gonna have to suffer some consequences. Maybe it's a response attack, but maybe it's also sanctioned. Maybe it's all so you don't get to participate and all the economic stuff we know you want to participate in. We gotta elevate it because it's your like you said, going on below the surface, and we don't even really acknowledge it. Sometimes quick note when we've got to this sad, horrific Arab Israeli conflict that's been going on forever. Has reignited in the worst of ways. Any thoughts there. Well, listen, I don't think anyone can watch their TV and not be pained by what's going on. And you know, my whole thing is whenever we don't have a long term plan, you know for how these two Places they're gonna live side by side in two states. It's like a volcano that erupts every few years. You know how many years have you and your listeners and me watched sporadic violence in the Middle East? Everyone has the right To defend themselves. You know if you're being rocketed, you have the right to defend yourself. End We have the responsibility to protect civilian lights s. Oh, you know, I want to get to a cease fire. The Rockets have to stop..
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"And I think people are worried about like, how do we proceed? Where do we go from here? How do we live together his neighbors because some parts of the country may be able to separate into two Americas, but not in Michigan. Not in the eighth district. We gotta figure out how to come together again as Americans and that I think is going to be my mandate. Or this next second term for me, where a week away from President elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Are you concerned at all that these impeachment proceedings will interfere with his agenda? Sure. I mean, I think there's been real debate about this, and I think it's going to be important to just stay very, very focused on our priorities. The most important thing is that we helped get senior confirmed national security officials. Into their positions. I need a new secretary of defense. I need new the new director of Homeland security. We need to make sure that our security is our priority on and so I want that take precedence over everything else. And I can certainly see why the president of the new incoming president and lots of people would just want O kind of clean the slate on get working on his agenda, particularly because of where we are because of it. I'm just telling you that if you don't do something to hold people accountable when they use violence in our politics, it will happen again and again and again, and we just can't let our country go that way. Congresswoman. I just have under 30 seconds with you. You're a former CIA analyst. What more needs to be done at a federal local level to ensure security at the Capitol. Well, I think for security at the Capitol security in the country, we have to realize the events of last week where generational event like 9 11. The post 9 11 era is over where external threats outside the country are the biggest threat to the American people. The biggest national security threat right now, is that division among us Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan. Thank you so much. No problem, According to multiple media reports, Michigan's former governor and other officials will be charged in relation to the Flint water crisis seven years ago, despite possible criminal charges. Ah lot of residents still question whether those officials will be held accountable. Michigan Radio's Steve Carmody reports nearly seven years ago, government leaders here push the button that switched the city of Flint's drinking water source from Detroit's water system to the Flint River. Here's the plan. Here's the flag. Yes, the intent was to save money. The result was a complete disaster. Improperly treated river water damaged pipes, which then released lead another contaminants into the city's drinking water. 18 months later, the water was switched back, but the damage was done. Blood lead levels soared and young Children people were forced to use bottled water for drinking and washing clothes. The city was forced to rip out thousands of old pipes while testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress four years ago. Former governor Rick Snyder acknowledged the mistakes local, state and federal officials. They all failed. The families of Flint Snyder was not among the 15 state and local government officials who face criminal charges for their handling of the crisis. Half of them pled guilty to lesser charges in exchange for no jail time. And in 2019, Michigan's new attorney general dropped charges against the remaining defendants, citing problems with the original investigation. Investigation seemed over until yesterday when the Associated Press reported that several former government officials, including former governor Snyder would be facing new charges. If that happens, legal experts say it would be a difficult case for prosecutors. Peter Hammer teaches law at Wayne State University in Detroit, he says, despite possible difficulty getting convictions. It's important to bring charges, especially in an era where we're living where people are not being held accountable. This could be an important statement about the significance of the rule of law and that not even the highest public official in the state is going to get off Scot free. A spokeswoman for former governor Rick Snyder calls the reports of impending charges. Public relations smear campaign, saying that brought they would be meritless. Since and during 18 months of foul smelling dirty tap water that made them sick. Flint residents have demanded justice and compensation. Ah U. S District Court judge is expected to decide in the coming days if she'll give preliminary approval to a massive settlement agreement, resolving most of the thousands of outstanding lawsuits. Last year, the state of Michigan announced it struck a deal with attorneys representing Flint residents to pay $600 million into a settlement fund. A few months later, the city of fled of local hospital and an engineering firm agreed to chip in another $41 million. Nearly 80 per cent of that money would be set aside for plaintiffs who were young Children or miners during the crisis. They're the ones most at risk for suffering long term lead related health problems. But a growing chorus of critics say it's not enough. A group of Flint Civic and religious leaders, led by Pastor John McClane gathered Monday outside the city's water plant to express concern about the settlement. We believe that the proposed settlement as currently allocated Just as disrespectful as injury caused by the water crisis tragedy itself. In addition to tens of thousands of Flint residents, there are the lawyers, lots of them more than 140 took part in the zoom hearing with the judge last month. This is part of the challenge facing the judge how to divide a large pool of money without leaving some feeling victimized again. Flint's mayor says it's important. His.
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"Good morning. Today. The House moves forward with a vote to impeach President Trump will talk with one of the House lawmakers voting today. Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin This is morning edition from NPR news and you're hearing it Here on Qi Q. B, D F M San Francisco and Kick you EI FM north Highland Sacramento. Also, presidential inaugurations are typically full of pomp and circumstance. But with major security concerns after last week's riot, What will Joe Biden's inauguration look like? I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Tani mostly. And for the last four years, President Trump has had a powerful group devoted to him white evangelical voters, But one Christian scholar says it's time for a reckoning toe untethered from the president. Today is Wednesday. January 13th actor Orlando Bloom turns 44 The news is next. Yeah. Live from NPR news in Corvo Coleman. The House of Representatives has begun work on an article of impeachment against President Trump as NPR's Barbara Sprint reports. Sponsors of the impeachment resolution say they have the votes to pass it. The article lists incitement of insurrection against President Trump for his rhetoric that helped spark a violent breach of the capital last Wednesday that has left at least five people dead. Nearly every member of the House Democratic Caucus has co sponsored the resolution. It also has support from some Republicans as well, including the number three Republican in the House, Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Jeannie's public break with the president could give cover to other GOP members considering supporting impeachment. For his part, Trump defended his speech to supporters urging them to March on the capital when Congress was certifying that Joe Biden had won the election. Harbor Sprint. NPR NEWS Washington President elect Joe Biden has tapped another Obama era official Samantha Power to run the U. S agency that oversees foreign aid. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Power is a former ambassador to the U. N and a professor at Harvard. Biden Call's Samantha Power, a quote world renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her book on How to Respond to Genocides. The Irish American was President Obama's ambassador to the U. N, known for her forceful speeches about the atrocities in Syria and another conflict zones. If confirmed to run the U. S Agency for International Development, she would oversee humanitarian assistance programs. And democracy and development aid. Biden says he's elevating the position to the National Security Council. And once you say I D to help lead a global response to the Corona virus pandemic. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington More than 380,000 people have perished in the U. S of covert 19, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of reported coronavirus cases in the country is now approaching 23 million people. Officials in Canada have issued stay at home orders for the province of Ontario. That's because of the surging numbers of coronavirus cases. Dan Carp in check. Reports. Ontario's premier warns the health care system is close to collapse. Senor Doug Ford says new projections suggest the Corona virus is on track to overwhelm the health care.
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"Where do we go from here? How do we live together as neighbors because some parts of the country may be able to separate into two Americas, but not in Michigan, Not in the eighth district. We gotta figure out how to come together again as Americans and that I think is going to be my mandate. This next second term for me. We're a week away from President elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Are you concerned at all that these impeachment proceedings will interfere with his agenda? Sure. I mean, I think there's been real debate about this, and I think it's going to be important to just stay very, very focused on our priorities. The most important thing is that we helped get senior confirmed national security officials. Into their positions. I need a new secretary of defense. I needed the new director of Homeland security. We need to make sure that our security is our priority on D. So I want that take precedence over everything else, and I can certainly see why the president of the new incoming president and lots of people would just want to Had to clean the slate on get working on his agenda, particularly because of where we are with Cove. It But I'm just telling you that if you don't do something to hold people accountable when they use violence in our politics, it will happen again and again and again, and we just can't let our country go that way. Congresswoman, I just have under 30 seconds with you. You're a former CIA analyst. What more needs to be done at a federal local level to ensure security at the Capitol. Well, I think for security at the Capitol security in the country, we have to realize the events of last week where a generational events like 9 11. The post 9 11 era is over where external threats outside the country are the biggest threat to the American people. The biggest national security threat right now is the division among us And thank you so much. Yes, we won't make it ahead. Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan. Thank you so much. And I'm sorry. Have to cut you off. No problem. According to multiple media reports. Michigan's former governor and other officials will be charged in relation to the Flint water crisis seven years ago, despite possible criminal charges. Ah lot of residents still question whether those officials will be held accountable. Michigan Radio's Steve Carmody reports nearly seven years ago, government leaders here push the button that switched the city of Flint's drinking water source from Detroit's water system to the Flint River. Here's to plant the flag. Theo intent was to save money. The result was a complete disaster. Improperly treated river water damaged pipes, which then released lead another contaminants into the city's drinking water. 18 months later, the water was switched back, but the damage was done. Blood lead levels soared and young Children people were forced to use bottled water for drinking and washing clothes. The city was forced to rip out thousands of old pipes while testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress four years ago. Former governor Rick Snyder acknowledged the mistakes local, state and federal officials. We all failed. The families of Flint. Snyder was not among the 15 state and local government officials who face criminal charges for their handling of the crisis. Half of them bled guilty to lesser charges in exchange for no jail time. And in 2019, Michigan's new attorney general dropped charges against the remaining defendants, citing problems with the original investigation. The investigation seemed over until yesterday when the Associated Press reported that several former government officials, including former governor Snyder would be facing new charges. If that happens, legal experts say it would be a difficult case for prosecutors. Peter Hammer teaches law at Wayne State University in Detroit, he says, despite possible difficulty getting convictions. It's important to bring charges, especially in an era where we're living where people are not being held accountable. This could be an important statement about the significance of the rule of law. And that not even the highest public official in the state is going to get off. Scot free. A spokeswoman for former governor Rick Snyder calls the reports of impending charges a public relations smear campaign. Saying that have brought they would be meritless. Since it during 18 months of foul smelling dirty tap water that made them sick. Flint residents have demanded justice and compensation. Ah U. S District Court judge is expected to decide in the coming days if she'll give preliminary approval to a massive settlement agreement, resolving most of the thousands of outstanding lawsuits. Last year, the state of Michigan announced it struck a deal with attorneys representing Flint residents to pay $600 million into a settlement fund. A few months later, the city of fled a local hospital and an engineering firm agreed to chip in another $41 million. Nearly 80 per cent of that money would be set aside for plaintiffs who were young Children or miners during the crisis. They're the ones most at risk for suffering long term lead related health problems. But a growing chorus of critics say it's not enough. Group of Flint, Civic and religious leaders, led by Pastor John McClane gathered Monday outside the city's water plant to express concern about the settlement. We believe that the recall settlement as currently allocated Is just as disrespectful as injury caused by the water crisis tragedy itself. In addition to tens of thousands of Flint residents, there are the lawyers, lots of them more than 140 took part in a zoom hearing with the judge last month. This is part of the challenge facing the judge how to divide a large pool of money without leaving some feeling victimized again. Flint's mayor says it's important. His residents have a belief in justice and developments this week may help with that. For NPR news. I'm Steve Carmody in Flint..
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"Live from NPR News on Korver Coleman today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to open a second impeachment proceedings against President Trump NPR's Giles Snyder reports. Some Republicans say they'll back the effort. Handful of House Republicans, who say they will side with Democrats and vote to impeach the president over last week's riot at the Capitol grew overnight and now include Washington State's Jamie Herrera Butler, Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and New York's John Can't go Most significant House Republican to announce support for impeachment is Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney. She's the third ranking Republican in the House, and in her statement, she said there has never been a greater betrayal by a president of his office and his oath to the Constitution. Republican House leaders say the vote is a matter of individual conscience. Oil. Snyder NPR news Last night, the House passed a resolution urging vice president Pence to use the 25th amendment to force Trump from office. California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters blames Trump for the riot. The invasion of the capital was not only foreseeable it was inevitable because that the many years the president has spent Then in the plains of hatred and racism and our country, But California Republican Congressman Tom McClintock disagrees. The 25th amendment specifically addresses The incapacity of the president to discharge the duties of his office. It was never intended as a political weapon. When Congress doesn't like the way he discharges those duties, but the resolution won't work. Pence has already said he won't do it. U. S government has executed the only woman on federal death row. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports. Lisa Montgomery was the first woman to be put to death by the federal government in decades. Warning. This report has a graphic description of violence. Lisa Montgomery died at 1 31 in the morning. The U. S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution. After hours of legal wrangling, Montgomery was sentenced to death for the 2004 killing of 23 year old Bobbie Jo Stinnett and Missouri. Stinnett was eight months pregnant when Montgomery strangled her and cut her open to kidnap the baby, which she tried to pass off as her own. Montgomery's legal team said she suffered brain damage and mental illness that was exacerbated by severe sexual abuse that occurred when she was a child. Attorney Kelly Henry said the government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill a damaged and delusional woman. Montgomery's death makes her the 11th federal inmate to be executed by the Trump administration since July. Cheryl Corley. NPR NEWS President elect Joe Biden has tapped former U. S ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to be his nominee as head of the U. S Agency for International Development, or U S. A. I. D Agency's mission is to reduce poverty and foster democratic development. This is NPR. More than 380,000. People have perished in the U. S. Of covert 19, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of reported coronavirus cases in the country is now approaching 23 million people. The state of Michigan is expected to file criminal charges against its former governor and other state officials for their part in the water crisis in the city of Flint residents were exposed to lead and suffered other illnesses. From member station W. D T. Eli Newman. Reports former Governor Rick Snyder and others have been told they could be charged following a new investigation of the drinking water scandal in Flint, according to The Associated Press. Thousands of residents in the majority black city were exposed to lead contaminated water. At least 12 people died during a Legionnaire's disease outbreak. Attorney Corey Stern, who helped negotiate a civil settlement for residents says the officials could face felonies. I would not be shocked if there were manslaughter charges. I also wouldn't be shocked if there weren't Spokesperson for Michigan's attorney general says the office is working to bring the investigation to a close for NPR news. I'm Eli Newman in Detroit Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is going back to Russia this weekend. He's been recovering in Germany after he was poisoned last year with a Soviet era nerve agent. Germany says Russian agents did it. Russia has denied this this week. A Russian court has asked that Novell may be sent to jail on an old conviction. He only says the case was fabricated in order to stop him from returning home. Corporate Coleman NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. 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"elissa slotkin" Discussed on WJR 760
"Sitting 60 wjr were Detroit comes to talk. In a statement. U S Capitol police announcing that an officer has died after physically engaging with protesters the day before the release, But I do think that's right, I think. Well, I think all eyes are on what's going on in the White House. I think that he's not being left to his own devices there, right. Yeah. Hi. Somebody's watching Bill Cox Happy Friday, Okay? Like the Friday Alosha rate. The officer's death would be the fifth loss of life connected to the events on Wednesday in West Washington, which saw scores of people forcing their way into the Capitol Building. Authorities are seeking information about the pipe bombs that were found near the Republican National Committee. And the Democratic National Committee headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, the FBI offering $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and location and conviction of whoever is responsible. The agency releasing photos via social media of what appears to be someone in a gray hooded jacket. Black loves black pants, clutching an object in one hand. The FBI, though, didn't say if that person in the photo is the person they're looking for. Following this week's violence at the Capitol officials plan a surge of National Guard personnel in Washington ahead of the presidential inauguration. Six people for Michigan have been arrested in connection to the unrest of the capital. One Michigan man was arrested on a weapons charge one for unlawful entry and four others. For violating curfew in all there were 69 arrests. Four people died. 1/5 person that actually when we count that new officer Thebes police officer, Capitol Police officer, three from medical emergency, and one woman was an Air Force veteran. She was shot by Capitol police. Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin says she's still processing what happened at the Capitol The other day. Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirky says he would support a ban on the open carry of firearms within the state capital. His statement follows yesterday's closing of the Capitol building following the bomb threat. The issue has been a hot topic and Lansing for months. Turkey's support would not extend to a ban on legal concealed carry of weapons. WJR news Times 603 Checking the world markets this morning we are looking at a mixed bag. China NIKKEI are up London Down The Dow futures are.
Senate on Track to Pass Virus Bill With Promise for More Later
"Halpern the next fifteen days could make all the difference president trump joined by his administration sought public health officials and members of the coronavirus task force are outlining significant guidelines for Americans over the next two weeks in hopes of slowing the spread flattening the curve of covert nineteen if we do a really good job will not only hold the death down to a level that is much lower than the other way had we not done a good job among those recommendations gatherings of any kind of ten people or more state governors are in some cases going further forcing bars restaurants and movie theaters the clothes food service restricted to carry out and delivery only social distancing in other words is becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future except for one group of Americans who skew older than average and shake hands for a living Congress trying to deal with the corona virus outbreak in simply working from home isn't really an option that being said the house is supposed to be in recess this week members are back home but the Senate is in session that means staff capital employees and reporters are there too it's raising questions about the government response financial support for hard hit industries in the future of Congress voting remotely I talked about all of that with Michigan Democrat Elissa Slotkin a first term congresswoman who early Saturday morning voted along with most of her colleagues in the house in favor of an economic stimulus aimed at providing free testing in unemployment and food security assistance to families facing job losses and quarantines most of us have sent our work hours I'm sorry our team home for telework you know I know my team is gonna telework as of last week we can do most of our work remotely and I think most house offices are adjusting to the fact that the building's not letting in visitors know towards that kind of thing which really helps this specific but translational side the CDC put out new guidelines warning people against groups of more than fifty people up for the next eight weeks so this current legislation aside what is a realistic time line for you guys to return considering that you know a lot of your colleagues are not as young as you are yeah well listen I mean the speaker has been very clear with us that our job is to legislate and to vote and even if our staffs are into support us we will be doing our job and by the way this isn't the first time in history that Congress has had to deal with you know illness or flu or malaria I mean this is not totally unprecedented but it is our job to be legislating so if we're called back I know we're all on a quick stream to come back to Washington if we need to and we'll do it and you know I I obviously we have colleagues who are older than we are we already have some of our colleagues who are voluntarily self isolating and quarantining who haven't been voting if people need to do that for their health or because they've been exposed they should do that and we already I believe have at least ten members who are doing that even before we you know sort of went into our separate districts have you given any thought his the democratic leadership given any additional thought to voting remotely you know it's interesting there is a bill that some of the freshmen members have been pushing that calls on remote voting and while I don't know that we have a secure enough technology to implement that now I think it certainly gives people an interesting thing to chew on for you know the future and and of course you know the freshman class in general both Democrats and Republicans are on average fifteen years younger than the rest of Congress so we think about how to bring technology into Congress and modernize Congress kind of just in our sleep we do that regularly so there is a letter going around calling on the speaker to support remote voting you mentioned obviously the freshman class you were a member of that freshman class that really is responsible for the Democrats being in the majority flipping one of those seats the election is not that far away have you given any thought to how you're going to run for reelection if this is a a long term sort of normal for this country this social isolation yeah I mean I gotta be honest that's obviously not the priority right now we are all working hard in our congressional roles to make sure that our local leaders have what they need to explain to them what's coming down the pike from the federal level and I know that's how I'm spending all my time but it is prompting a lot of questions about how do you engage with voters when you can't pull them all together into a big room when you can't you know maybe people aren't interested in having someone knock on their door certainly not now so I've asked my team to kind of get creative and think about this and come up with a plan we're all in new territory here it's not the priority right now but once we get a month or two into this you can see how from everything from the presidential down to the most local level we're going to have to be thinking out of the box when it comes to campaigning I mean it's not just campaigning I suppose I know generally during a a district work period like you are in now you would have what two three town halls I mean how how what was your normal schedule like during a recess period versus what it's gonna look like this week yeah what's interesting is so I do have a big town hall but it's a tele town hall right people can call in listen ask questions we have experts on the line we really transitioned a lot of our meetings including all day for me today a lot of my meetings that I would have done in person we've transitioned to video teleconference a lot of my visits to places her now being done by phone call so we're trying to maintain robust contact with people without being in the room with them and I think that's going to be the challenge for people who are used to kind of get into a big room shaking hand it's looking people in the eye we're going to have to figure out ways to do that I did a big event yesterday that was by video conference you know where everyone can click in and you can ask questions and engage directly it's just a it's a whole New World when it comes to keeping up with your constituents was that the original plan no absolutely not the original plan was to be in a room together but we we can't I can't in good faith do that right it doesn't make sense we had a number of older folks who were participants in the meeting so we went to video teleconference and we've invested in technology that allows us to do that in a way that's professional and still allows people to engage in that back and forth you know you can do a Facebook live video but it's hard for people to ask you direct questions they can't look you in the eye at least in a video teleconference people can see you and raise their hands and get called upon and ask their questions what's the have you gotten a time line from from the speaker from leadership I mean are you guys from congressional sent points of coordinating with the White House what what is that look like what is the apparatus look like as far as trying to figure out I mean the Senate's in session a lot of people are questioning whether they should be so here's how it it has been working and what I anticipate the house is now passed to emergency coronavirus appropriations one was about ten days ago that covered things like investing in research so that we can understand that this thing I'm investing in a potential killer but also just in the near term some treatment right how do we treat people who have this thing along with some other emergency provisions for the federal government and our and our research world the second vote bill that we just passed through the house and is now awaiting review in the Senate is helping families and particularly those people who work for small businesses who don't have access normally to sick leave or emergency family leave it make sure our kids can still get meals if they were getting them through school kind of the emergency response for our families bill and then we're gonna have to do at least one more and that third one frankly I think of is kind of the big enchilada that's going to be the economic recovery package well we had to talk about that I mean what is that look I mean I talked to a lot of lawmakers who have said you know this is the time for a big stimulus package but what does that look like this is bailing out the a to use that word you know airlines hotels cruise lines is this more focused on that it's always infrastructure week in Washington is this the time to actually do infrastructure week yeah so this is the these are the kinds of conversations were just starting to have it's in the drafting is in its infancy and those kind of fundamental questions are all on the table the bailout piece but also how do we make sure since since we are that we have gone through a similar type of stimulus requirement back in two thousand and eight right we did have these conversations and you can learn a lot from what we did then and try to help that guide how we move forward on this package I know that a bunch of lawmakers are getting on a call this week myself included to talk to experts people who were in charge and living through that two thousand and eight experience gonna go to they're gonna go through the lessons learned and then we're gonna come up with are we sort of suggestions on what should be in this big economic recovery package the big thing for me is hearing from my district so we've already put out a new like address on the web where our constituents especially our business leaders can write to us and say here's what really needs to be an economic package I need to hear from my district on what they need in addition to folks who lived through the two thousand and eight recovery package have you given thought to temporary it cut to the payroll taxes as president trump has suggested you know I know that he floated that to be honest with you a lot of the business leaders that I really take my cues from did not think that that was the most urgent need but I those are the kinds of things that are actually on the table and I'm not going to rule out anything I just think we need to be prudent we need to be thoughtful and we need to not just shock you know sort of money at the problem we need to have a plan and then it has to be negotiated and I know based on watching the back and forth between secretary of the treasury Mnuchin and speaker Pelosi you know that took a good three days of just almost shuttle diplomacy phone calls and visits so we know that this is going to be a big debate that's a healthy debate we should have that debate but what I want to do is get started in that for me starts with hearing from my district congresswoman appreciate the time in these uncertain times that to answer these questions stay safe and the best to you and your
University of Michigan won't change investigation into abuse
"From the town hall dot com newsroom there will not be an investigation into how the university of Michigan handled sexual assault complaints against a league sports doctor without the school's full cooperation that's the word from Attorney General Dana Nessel who says her office has learned from problems with the investigation of Michigan State University with the Larry Nassar Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal in Ann Arbor Dr Robert Anderson allegedly sexually assaulted student athletes and others from the late nineteen sixties into the early two thousands at least ten students in Eastern Michigan University are now self quarantine after coming back from a trip to Italy WXYZ TV reports two of the students were tested for corona virus after showing symptoms but the tests were negative Michigan's Democrats are casting their support for presidential hopefuls and so far Joe Biden is the favorite governor Gretchen Whitmer and congresswoman Elissa Slotkin Haley Stevens and Brenda Lawrence are all endorsing the former vice president Michigan's presidential primary is Tuesday we have the traffic and weather four