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"News radio. Good evening. I'm Brian paying our top local story at 9 30 crews have been able to stop forward progress on a fast moving brushfire in 1000 Oaks that had threatened homes and forced voluntary evacuations. Captain Brian McGrath is with even true County fire Department when the fire started start on a ridge and the wind was pushing it down the hill and what they got to the bottom was able to Fred out of that box a little bit. The wind was able to catch it and push it start pushing it up, though probably wind driven. The fire started just before five this evening on herbs, Road and Western Avenue. It burned about 250 acres and fire crews are expected to be on the scene all night, working on any flare ups or hot spots. The Ventura County sheriffs to probably started the partial re population in the area of the fire. $1.9 trillion. President elect Biden has unveiled that ambitious coronavirus recovery plan. Part of the money would go to help tenants who are feeling the economic impact of the pandemic next week. Take action to extend nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures. To provide. This will provide more than 25 million Americans greater stability instead of living on the edge every single month. I'm asking Congress to do its part. Funding rental assistance for 14 million hard hit families in tenants. Lost to be abridged economic cover recovery for Countless mom and pop landlords. The president likes proposal would include $1400 direct payments to individual Americans, as well as more generous unemployment benefits. Another $400 billion. We go directly to combating the pandemic, including speeding up the distribution of vaccines. Parts of the President elect's American rescue plan will be a tough sell the Republicans Bloomberg congressional reporter Eric Watson tells K attacks. Mr Biden's team plans to break the package into pieces trying to do one deal with Republicans see if they get people on board. Certainly, the stimulus checks are pretty popular with many members like Marco Rubio, Josh Holly, others, you know in vaccines. Certainly everyone is very popular, and they said there's problems of distributing that. You know they would be popular bipartisan support for that. But Lawson says other parts of the plan, like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour likely will run into a buzz saw of Republican resistance. The director of the FBI, says the bureau seeing what he calls an extensive amount of concerning online chatter about efforts to disrupt next week's presidential inauguration. Christopher Wray's book of the White House meeting on inauguration Security, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. We're monitoring all incoming leads whether their calls for armed protests.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"But we haven't heard anything specifically about the protesters Enter in the half. Williams Justin, Is this the moment for you that Mike Pence and vice President Pence and President Trump diverged? I mean that tweet. That's a big deal, right? Yeah, I mean, it's interesting because throughout the last four years of covering the Trump White House Kind of wait for the shoe to drop with each loyalists to President Trump when they are faced with a situation where they have to break with the president in time and again, he's sort of proven willing T O Throw them under the boss, if if they aren't up for doing what he wants, and Mike Pence have been the one person who had been sort of able to escape that fate, able toe, you know, walk the tightrope between what the president wanted and what sort of establishment Republicans expected of him and that Eisner longer true, And so the real question, I think is What the political ramifications are for the vice president down the road. If he wants to run himself, will he be able to do it on the mantle of being Donald Trump's vice president, and if President Trump decides to run again in four years? Will he still want Mike Pence on the ticket? Yeah, exactly. Um Jennifer Epstein covers also the White House for us here at Bloomberg News, says President elect Joe Biden arriving at the queen in Wilmington, where he will be speaking shortly S O. We are expecting some comments from the president elect, so we will continue to monitor that as well. Justin. You said things were pretty calm over at the White House. I do wonder, though about the president beyond you know his team how they might be seeing what's going on in the nation's capital does he still have support within his inner circle? In terms of some of you know his refusal to accept the The outcome of the election. I'm just curious what else you're hearing about What's going on inside the White House right now? Yeah, I mean, you know, obviously, I think the president has number of AIDS who are extremely loyal to him. And then who themselves have Sort of backed and encouraged some of his efforts to contest the election. We know Mark Meadows. So my call over the weekend with Georgia State officials trying toe pressure them a same time. I mean, this is gonna be a situation that Z going to be a little tricky for somebody like Kayleigh McEnany in the Press secretary at the White House who spent all summer denouncing protesters denouncing clashes between protesters and police in cities across the country, including in Washington, D C during, um Some of the demonstrations against police killings of African American men. And so you know, there's a real question for them about whether or why they have not yet condemned what's going on on upon Capitol Hill. On Donald Trump Jr. The president's son, has issued a tweet that asked protesters not to engage in some of the things that we've seen so far. And so that's the indication that at least some in the president's inner circle are a little concerned about how far things have escalated. Yeah, that's certainly a noted the notable development Justin Stand by. I want to bring in Jack Fitzpatrick, whose congressional reporter for Bloomberg Government who joins us now On the phone from D. C. Jack. We're just learning now that Washington D. C Mayor Marion browser Bowser has ordered a citywide curfew starting at 6 P.m. tonight. What are you saying? Well, what we're seeing is ah, lot more chaos and a 6 P.m. curfew can probably manage because right now we've got a couple of colleagues Eric Watson and Billy House who are in the capital. Which has been overrun by protesters who are currently in the capital, which has disrupted the proceedings on the certification of the election on now, they got lawmakers. Way sort of I don't have trapped is the right word but staying inside the chamber preparing possibly to have to evacuate the chamber there. There is clearly essentially an emergency in the capital right now. On. It appears to be up to the Capitol police to try to Put this down and is probably well beyond what the mayor can do with the curfew. I just point out a couple of our team members from Washington, Anna Edgerton. Said the crowd wouldn't let the police cars through to reach the capital on DCI and Josh Wingrove. Also, same protesters are blocking the police is all also so we, we've covered some of the headlines about kind of more lawmaker more backup if you will being called in, but it sounds like it's being It's very difficult to actually get to the capital to do that. Yes. I mean, at this point is the Capitol Police seemed to be at least partially overwhelmed again. This is occurring inside the Capitol. In the last we've heard that is reportable from our colleague, Billy House. Eyes that members in the chamber have been informed that there has been tear gas released in the rotunda of the Capitol s. Oh, this is, um much, much more than just a protest outside at this point. Describe for us if you you can Jack for people who haven't been to the capital how this group of Trump Pac backing, protesters were able to perhaps get access into the capital. Well, I've been reporting from the Capitol somewhat regularly than 2014. And nothing like this has ever happened there. There are protests. That could get out of hand. But I've never seen anything Get to the point where the Capitol police struggle like that. There. There are protests around the big boats. In the capital and in in the office buildings where mark ups occur, But it's always generally very strictly controlled. You have to go through security to get into any of these facilities. Go through a metal detector. The This is way out of what is usual for people to essentially storm the capital. And it's a high security area. There are all sorts of, um gas masks available if it's needed, there have been locked down that their threat on the capital But really, I have never experienced anything like this. Where clearly it's so far out of hand that again. It's It's nothing like anything that I've seen in the last In Jack forgiving if you if you don't know the answer to this, but I mean, I'm just wondering about an exit plan here for these lawmakers. I I know that many parts of the building are connected underground, but they must have some sort of way to exit the building other than the areas where the protesters are right. Well, I e. I hate to say this, but it's way too late for that clearly because they are in the Capitol building itself and the protesters are also in the Capitol building happening now are Police are trying to bolster a door that the protesters are banging on on. It seems now that, according to our colleague, Eric Watson, the sergeant of arms, is attempting to evacuate the lawmakers. But at this point, I will say we're way past the point where the underground tunnels between the capital and the office buildings. They're relevant because these people are all in the same building on do. It appears they're gonna have to push their way through a mass of bodies. Tioga, get people out of there. You want to mention President Trump one minute ago. Tweeting. Please support our Capitol police and law enforcement. They're truly on the side of our country. Stay peaceful, You know, that's That's my initial reaction to that tweet is not move away from the lawmakers right now. You know, right back on..
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"For more on the status of the next Corona virus relief package were joined by Bloomberg News Congressional reporter Eric Watson, Eric Watson, We heard. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that his members air all over the lot on the next relief bill. How does that this unity compared to Democrats? And what does that mean? As these negotiations come down to the wire and relief program start to expire? Well, I think Nancy Pelosi to have speaker and Chuck Schumer Senate Majority leader Really looking at this is giving them leverage. You know, if the car can get 51 members on board, you know, he really is is not showing a lot of muscle a star being behind this proposal of closely highlight that in a late on Monday. I'm just saying that they're in complete disarray, and we are seeing evidence of that. There was a Republican lunch on Tuesday and a lot of numbers came out there. Not comfortable with the $1 trillion price tag there not comfortable with lot of Parisians in here, and I think they're really looking to re establish their sort of deficit hawks on the CDs that we saw Republican Party The Paul Ryan era before Trump came along the base itself. One remind viewers and listeners what's in that $1 trillion Republican plan, the Heels act as it's called, Yeah, it's really about eight part plan and it's got a lot of different moving parts to the main part of the are a direct famous stimulus of $1200 per person making up to 75. Dollars that is almost exactly modeled on the March proposal that went out of most Americans was also an extension of the settlement. Unemployment insurance benefits, But not these six. Another level that we're seeing currently would lower to about $200 for two months and then have states come completed complex calculation to figure out And make sure people only getting a maximum 70% of their previous wages and status. It is difficult to implement that bill would give him another two much waver if they're having trouble also build more money for, you know, testing for education. 2/3 of the $70 billion for education tied School's reopening and Democrat Tristan. This is using a stick approach, and Trump is endangering the welfare of Children. It's really seeing that and plus their liability protection. This is Mitch McConnell's top Ah, ah, asking. This is to protect businesses from lawsuits if they reopen the coronavirus, and that's what he's going to be interesting on in any final. Billy's reiterated that again this week. And why is it his top? Asked. He made sure to emphasize that today it was the one part of the program that he briefly brought up after that Senate lunch that you that you attended in reporting on very closely aligned with the Chamber of Commerce. Half of Republicans, This is business concerns. A really raising this worry about trial lawyers coming in and making ah little money off a class action lawsuits and so forth things. They also an impediment to re opening businesses are concerned. With Jim Louie Vito are or regular office of having people see that they were less likely to tipping hired workers pass that his point of view that is diagnosis of the current situation, Democrats say Instead, let's have OSHA. Let's have the Occupational safety and Hazard. I'm sorry Health Administration come up with a strong standard of clear standard and you know companies get through. They could cite that they're complying with OSHA standards. You know, it is providing protective equipment and barriers and other social distancing measures. And that would solve the problem. I think you have some kind of compromise here. But there's big elements. This proposal from Republicans of shifting lawsuits from the states where torture normally handled to the federal government. And Democrats are loath to do that you mentioned compromised. Democrats air pushing their $3.5 trillion Heroes Act was passed in the house back in May 208 votes to 199 votes. Republicans, of course, pushing this $1 trillion plan, but it was Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, who today said I think there's a lot here to agree on. Where could be the lines of agreement? Well, it's it's officially if you have got two numbers here, and it's going to end up somewhere in between. That's what you know what Republicans are nervous about. You know, they're saying, we're start. Our opening day is not zero. It's one trillion is going to end up two trillion or more fear on that from Republican side. I think Democrats are hopeful. There are things in their provisions in there, bill, whether it's an Internet or water that probably could be tightened, taking care of elsewhere that's often been talked about today potential. Deal later on with Trump, especially, he's realized about infrastructure. So, um, it would be a priority for the bride administration, and he has the only thing that they can do and deal with later. They're more nice to have and have tohave. I think for Democrats really won the key one that's missing in that Republican president nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments. You know when the shutdown happen, revenue really dried up for a lot of these local and state governments, and there's they're facing the possibility of millions of people being laid off in the public sector. So Democrats are pushing out their top ask and, you know, I don't know if Republicans are hard, fast against that. Maybe there's a compromise there
Mnuchin Says U.S. Will Consider Another Round of Stimulus Checks
"Some good news for those who are hoping for another stimulus check from the federal government. Eric Watson is a congressional reporter for Bloomberg Very strong. Steve Mnuchin came out a two White House today and said, they're looking very strongly. Another stimulus package looking another round of direct payments checks the $1200 check two individuals They're good looking at help for businesses and possibly some age of state lost revenue. We also seeing Kevin McCarthy's a House Republican leader. He did a press conference this morning as well as saying that he and which McConnell, the leader in the Senate, are looking at doing a package by the end of July, I think is very much still alive issue. You know, even though the unemployment rate is down to 11% still historically very high and the president's motivated with the election coming up to make sure that that number gets even lower pain, Wally says there is ongoing disagreement over additional federal aid for states and localities. Republicans. They're worried that Some governors are going to try to fudge the numbers and make up for physically responsible policies intentions in the past, they want to see really documented Cove. It related losses, expenses and really narrow that down. The Democrats propose a trillion dollars in that age. Another big point of contention is on unemployment insurance at the top priority for for liberals in the House. They want to see the $600 per week bump that a lot of unemployed people are receiving. Now through the end of July. They wanted it extended, possibly the next March, while linking that to state's unemployment rate, So if things do look better in Texas or another place Like that, then that would drop off. But Republicans are growing in many parts of the country, especially, you know, in the upper Midwest or elsewhere where wages or much Well, our people are receiving a significant premium over their normal salary. Your wages By staying in unemployment that could hinder the ability of especially small businesses soak your people back to the workforce. So that is a real bone of contention. I think it's going to be a really tough one to crack. Ah, but at least one Ah, Senator yesterday was telling me on the Republican side with me. We'll go to $200 will go a little bit lower, so let's get to a dollar number. I think it's a possibility for common ground Zaric wasin from
Greg, Seven Trillion Dollars And Seventy Seven Dollars discussed on Politics, Policy, Power and Law
"Greg the house Democrats say that a bipartisan deal to suspend the debt limit and increase government spending for two years should pass the house of representatives this week house speaker Nancy Pelosi let those negotiations with treasury secretary Stephen managing to give the U. S. more borrowing authority and then lift those budget caps president trump even tweeting about this just this morning saying house Republicans should support this agreement which he says quote greatly helps our military and our vets Bloomberg news congressional reporter Eric Watson has been following the story from the very beginning and joins us now by phone from Capitol Hill thank you very much for taking the time once again with us following this from the very beginning so the vote is going on today that's right it's going to be about four forty five that you have it scheduled to come to the house floor and it's looking like all systems go as far as the vote count the Republicans are looking to get their numbers up a little bit you know if this becomes an all Democrat bill as far as the votes carrying it over it could make trouble but isolated and I think some of his advisers maybe nervous that if you feel like play you'll suddenly decide not to support it which is that in the past so I think you know to see his tweet good morning miss we think they're trying to drive the vote count up there's some indication of that less than half of the Republican conference will support it when I get that number up a little higher and just to reiterate that time crunch here they've got to have this done by tomorrow yeah the well I mean the houses get the going to six week recess by tomorrow and come back September ninth that would be after the date the treasury secretary Stephen Isshin critics could cause U. S. fault the vault the lack of the debt ceiling being raised so this bill would raise the debt ceiling to enjoy thirty first twenty twenty one and sentence expected to take it up next week there in that actually got to the house and everything in order by the time August recess starts for both chambers the following week now Florida representative Donna Shalala said that house Democrats talked about this compromising their meeting and said she said this is a quote everyone is going to hold their nose and pass it why hold their nose well you know these compromise there's something that everyone could find it for many Democrats but the military spending you succeed all the spending on but the programs of the big problem so the liberals are also upset that the definitely will come back into play it early in the yeah the second external the next president if the chance for Mitch McConnell to to find some leverage to get some spending cuts are the primary but either going to you know she said hold their nose and at the court some progress is wanted more domestic spending less defense spending the president tweeting that this is going to help our military and our vets and then there are moderates in the Democratic Party who are worried about building up on the deficit and just kicking the debt ceiling can down the road that's right they're not rightly many office in this at all of this is the term for for savings that used to pay for you know spending increases the and the blue dog coalition which is the group of about thirty years so moderates mode many of in swing districts they really try to pride themselves on that idea Hey go which is the medical term for paying as you go along and and the fact that this does not cover itself it could increase deficits by one point seven trillion dollars over ten years that inflation estimates and and that interested only has seventy seven dollars saving half of that comes from increasing customs user fees so you know this is not something that they're too excited about the Korean I think my prediction is that the bills are you gonna pass you're gonna see a lot of members for example I just got timer who represent the swing district north Jersey but against what does negotiating this deal with the treasury secretary do for house speaker Pelosi standing within her party well it's a really good question I mean I think we have a great story on the terminal I like I like Billy house but with his nipples he then she's you know she's dealing with the government as well as of this project each of the president what she's basically were blocked because of you know lack of overwhelming evidence that would sway public opinion or sway the Republican Senate to remove president trump so yes I think you know our position is always the issue at U. verse wrong leader within the caucus but there are local elements were getting frustrated with the lack of impeachment and you know with the these deals but I think it's so far though not stepped up and replace Serrano like replacement means that she's in the driver seat for now okay we have about a minute to go here so let's just go through the next steps it's got a pass the house what's likely to happen today then it goes to the Senate how long before it makes it to the president's desk well I think we settled on it next week for sure at the call center as of this moment I don't know which day that will be setting up nineteen judicial nominations a lot of books that sweet could be earlier rather than later but you know there are the ability of some Republicans and others to hold up and constitutional hurdles that extra days you know as far as closing up debate so it could be coming at the end of the week so we quality burdensome signing within by a week from Friday okay I just we only have about fifteen seconds here but is there any risk that somebody's going to put a hold on it because there is so much concern about the fiscal impact down the road well I mean they can put a hold it but it does mean that you have to go through the hoops of of the extra votes and day will track things out but they can't permit walk it now all right Eric thank you so much for taking the time with us once again as we continue to follow this it looks like it's going to be wrapping up soon Eric Watson covering Congress for Bloomberg news taking a look at the debt ceiling debate and
"eric watson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The most was how Trump admired president Xi of China's death penalty for drug users and drug dealer particularly troubling what he's for. Since campaign rollout and plate of the issue of migrants on southern border and drug trafficking. In addition. It speaks to his authoritarian leanings and his love of day and president cheat and their area, and you know, breakfast on drug wars, and I find it very very troubling, Jake. Thanks, John Bresnahan. Yes. On social media. There were a lot of reactions to the president essentially calling for the death penalty for drug dealers. I believe that's not the first time. He said something like that. But but in the context of the rose garden speech declare a national emergency it did it was quite striking. It was really unbelievable actually treat myself because he also did a little a person which I thought was really. That he was talking about fencing all and and a lot of the United States comes from China. And he he talked about how he had raised the issue with. And and and as for China to stop importing block and poor chasing of phonology United States. And then he wandered into China doesn't have any drug problems in which is also interesting if you think about the history of the opium wars and all that stuff. But I mean, I thought it was an extraordinary extraordinary exchange. And I think everybody watched it, and he gets he was mixing different different areas. Yeah. I mean, he started off his speech initially talking about that. We were waiting for the national emergency declaration starting out during a terrorist. And really, so I just thought it was an extraordinary kind of little. Series of statements. He made but again since President Trump and fifty minutes, which is roughly fifty minutes, he's liable to say anything, and there was no teleprompters. So he was just pretty much just free associating there. And it was just trying to it was it was just know where everybody was kind of a little surprised by that statement in John Bresnahan congressional bureau chief for political Eric Watson congressional reporter for Bloomberg news. Eric Watson, can we just spend a few minutes talking about what's in the funding. Bill. I know that the headlines now have changed to talk about the national declaration. But I think there are a couple of notable things other than the fact that it only includes about one point three seven five billion for fifty five miles of steel post fencing in the Bill, can you Republicans and Democrats are claiming some victories in this Bill. Can you lay some of those out for us? What funds about nine departments of government and related agencies through the end of the fiscal year? I think Democrats are really talking about. So call today the moment to be able to get some water. Give me a second. Sure. Well, in the meantime, Bill writes, how many suits have been brought against Trump administration. How much is it costing taxpayers? John bresnahan. I mean, if so yes for a longtime Democrats, and even some Republicans have talked about how this they will push back on this declaration, and it will get tied up in the courts. And I think what does getting out is at what cost is all of this. If if the president was aware of this right to go ahead and declare this to save face to some degree. And also because he probably believes there is to some degree a crisis at the southern border, and that it deserves a national emergency, and he's been able to justify that in his own mind. But but at what cost. This is a very good question. I mean, this is not unique to President Trump President Obama, but sued repeatedly over Bama care over Dhaka over the DACA program and is thirty two different action for childhood arrivals for. So this is not unusual. You know, President Bush went through lawsuits back and forth with congress over his executive authority in and you know, so this is not unusual. I think that the Trump is trying to dramatically reorient the US policy. Anyway, great shimmied. He's not getting the congress is not doing the for not getting congressional approval of what he's doing, but he staked his campaign on it..
"eric watson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Weather today. Cool and showery conditions expected through the weekend as a cold upper Trav dig south along the west coast snow levels will lower today into tomorrow with a potential for accumulating snowfall in the region's highest peaks, dry weather develops and the early part of next week. Welcome to forum. I mean, akin President Trump formally announce that held declare a national emergency enabling to act enabling him to access millions of dollars to fund a border wall that he'd promised Mexico would pay for I'm going to be signing a national emergency. And it's been signed many times before it's been signed by other presidents from nineteen seventy seven or so it gave the president's to power. There's rarely been a problem. They side. Nobody cares. I guess they weren't very exciting. But nobody cares. They signed for far less important things. In some cases. In many cases. We're talking about an invasion of our country. With drugs with human traffickers. With all types of criminals, and gangs. Trump's meandering rose garden announcement this morning comes as the Senate passed a compromise spending and border security Bill yesterday that provides significantly less than the five point seven billion dollars in southern border wall funding that Trump sought we look at the politics in the practicalities of a national emergency declaration this morning and get the reactions of you our listeners and of our guest this morning. Let me tell you who they are. Eric Watson is a congressional reporter for Bloomberg news. Good morning. Eric Watson good morning, and we're also joined by John Bresnahan. He's a congressional bureau chief for politico. Good morning. John Bresnahan good morning. Let me start with you. If I could John Bresnahan first your reaction to Trump's announcement that held declare a national emergency at the southern border. What stood out to you during his speech this morning? Well, there's a couple of things they they justification that he used for. It was of course, saying that there is a national emergency at the order. There's threat to the United States coming from undocumented immigrants coming your cost a quarter. Human trafficking drugs crime. But also he made a couple of other statements..
"eric watson" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Stay informed. Stay connected. Depend on WCBS. Good Thursday afternoon. I'm Steve Scott three things to know at four forty five. Number one. The Dow is headed for you its worst month in nearly a decade after a second day of sharp losses. The Dow down four hundred sixty four points, go fourteen month, low to Manhattan judges set a March pretrial date for Harvey Weinstein after denying a defense motion to dismiss sex assault charges against Weinstein number three. The odds of a partial government shutdown tomorrow night seemed to have gone up now that the president is refusing to sign a stopgap spending Bill without border wall. Funding every nation has not only the right, but the absolute duty to protect its borders and its citizens a nation without borders is a nation not at all president wants five billion dollars for the border wall. It's unclear if he's willing. To compromise on the dollar amount. Bloomberg congressional reporter Eric Watson on our Newsline from the capital, Eric Republicans or what back to square one the drawing board. Whatever cliche we want to use. I guess pretty much. It's very chaotic here on the capital. It has been very turbulent tenure for house speaker Paul Ryan his last day as speaker, and here, we are where the Catholic situation once again, as we speak House Republicans are trying to put a Bill on the floor that would provide that five billion dollar wall funding plus dot nine billion dollars a disaster aid to see if they can pass it get it over to the Senate. The Senate has made clear they will not pass that we're kind of at an impasse here. The situation is looking pretty dire. As far as the partial government shutdown that would be given after Friday evening. President Trump could really drew a line in the sand saying he would not sign a stopgap Bill. There's one talks about to February eighth at pass. Instead it last night, you datum Asli. So that's where we stand right now. Republicans are throwing up their hands and trying to come up with something. What are Democrats telling you? Democrats are saying they will not budge they're close take over the house of representatives are January third point. They would just put the Bill reopened the government on the floor. And the Senate would be pass it then Trump without either with continuous shutdown or the compromise that this point the only chances I see if he'll ever gain the wall. It's a big deal. Democrats give them some and they want immigration infrastructure has yellow take months or weeks come together. So I don't see a coming together in the next few hours at all we hear about this partial government shutdown. What does that mean? How much is partial. Well, seventy five percent of the government cleaned department defense department of health and human services, veterans affairs have all been funded. They would continue unaffected in the case of a shutdown twenty five percent, including nine government departments at a bunch of agencies like EPA FDA carbon of agriculture department. Treasury would all shut down what that means is essential employees people like border guards will continue to work for. They wouldn't be paid. That'd be about four hundred thousand of those federal workers about three hundred fifty thousand would be furloughed meaning that they wouldn't go to work. They wouldn't get paid other. What the pass those federal workers have back when congress passes a special sale. So it affects about eight hundred thousand workers if we saw shutdown, and it could disrupt some people's finances over the holiday ham curious, what about the postal service. What if somebody mailed me a Christmas present? That would be affected. That's a you know. Government monopoly is semi private organizations. So they would be. Well, that's good news. Eric Watson at the capitol for Bloomberg. Thank you for joining us. Four forty eight a WGN,.
"eric watson" Discussed on Don Talk
"T Jackson, Ben Stiller. Eric Watson read Steve Coogan. Valerie as Lynn, Matt Levin, David pressman, Amy Stiller, Danny McBride and on and on and on. And so I'm going to read you the storyline. Real quick. Of what this movie is actually supposed to be about throw a series of freak occurrences. A group of actors shooting a big budget war movie or forced to become the soldiers. They are portraying. And this is the movie where Robert Downey junior it's infamous for the fact that the character that Robert is playing in the movie. Remember, all of these guys are playing actors that are actually playing actors in a movie. Robert Downey junior is in black face. And if this movie were to come out in twenty eighteen holy shit. I don't think it ever make it to theater. Ten years ago. Just ten short years ago it came out, and I'm pretty sure that there was some controversy about it. Then. But it was released. I don't know how much money it made. I think it was a popular movie. It had a ninety two million dollar estimated budge. Here we go. Grossed one hundred ten million in the US with one hundred eighty eight million worldwide. So not quite ironman numbers. But most comedies don't really do iron numbers. Anyway. Right..
"eric watson" Discussed on WWL
"There's just to injure they don't have that consistent bullpen they really don't have any third starter here a you need that when you get into the postseason you just do so they really miss eric watson but the schedule loosens up here even this series against arkansas they get it at home then they get auburn as you and then you get alabama didn't they get auburn our p is going to go up it still hovering in the mid fifties there if they get that rpi by the end of the season into the thirties i don't care what their record is if that rpi is in the thirties tim that selection committee is going to give lsu abid period they're going to give lsu a there is a three pointer banked in at halftime by klay thompson that kind of shows you how it goes how it's been going here for the pelicans so the golden state warriors they lead at halftime fifty eight to fifty five pelicans are shooting fortythree percent in this game they are shooting four of twenty from three not to repeat myself but this is pretty obvious if the pelicans shoot twenty percent from three in this series they're going to get swept period they just are they're gonna have to shoot better than twenty percent and it's just variants i understand that it's one half a basketball but it's a little frustrating a little bizarre here that the first two games in the series they have just been ice cold from three we've been talking about the saints drafts here the last couple of days also i one of the good things about doing this job right now is that nobody's asked us to do letter grades of the draft and i don't really like to do that right off the bat i think it's a silly exercise like why are we grading the.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Joining us now live from capitol hill where i figure a lot of folks not just journalists but the lawmakers also are scrambling anna we're hearing y y they're calling this a compromise piece of legislation there's also a lot of annoyance because it had to move at the last minute and not a lot of time to go through it yeah there's a lot of frustration that this was posted at about eight pm last night when people have been talking about maybe being posted since last sunday so we're waiting for sunday night and we're waiting monday night negotiation just kept on going until we got until the very last minute yesterday and lawmakers have only had about a few hours to read at twenty three hundred page bill and there's a lot of frustration about that and about the process we're just talking with eric watson about some of the provisions that are and are not in the bill is there anything in the bill that jumps out to you well i mean a lot of stuff that we discussed you know over the past few months about look at the central policy writer and i think that's one thing that house speaker paul ryan and his press conference just now said that the reason why shouldn't be such a frustration to read the bill at the last minute because these are issues we've discussed for a long time like you discuss with eric hammill flood insurance some of the other provisions for infrastructure for opioid treatment these are things that have been discussed over the past few months and there's a lot that actually didn't get put in there so there was compromise as to what should be put in but there's also cover minds as to what should be left out you'll notice that there were no provisions for daca protections for some in brought here illegally as children also no assurances congress would fund the subsidies for the affordable care act that was also left out because of some disagreement over protections that that money wouldn't go to fund abortion so there was a lot those put in there but it could have also been a lot bigger if different parties in congress way no and i understand that.
"eric watson" Discussed on WTMA
"Week charleston city council and the mare interviewed four contenders up four charleston fire chief this week the interviews starred in the search for a new city police chief there are five candidates up for that post including interim chief to rome taylor the other candidates hail from little rock arkansas norfolk virginia montgomery county maryland and louisville kentucky charleston police have released the name of the suspect nabbed in a fatal sunday night shooting in west ashley he's twenty two year old taelen green he stands charged with murder it all happened just after eight pm on jaylen circle near hazel would drive the victim had been shot in the abdomen brought to a hospital but later died no word yet on what prompted that shooting charles de county sheriff's office investigating one of its own investigation stems from an altercation between an off duty deputy and 27yearold lamont simmons it happened at a north charleston gas station are rivers avenue back on january twenty eight the deputy jeffrey stokes was on his way to work he didn't have his duty belt on which included handcuffs a stungun and other equipment he encountered simmons simmons uh appeared to have a white powdery substance in a baggy the deputy asked him what it was then they got into a scuffle the deputy tried to subdue simmons were poured say simmons ignored the deputies commands about was able to gain control of simmons those citizens stepped in to help north charleston police were called and took simmons into custody on drug charges sheriff's office spokesman eric watson says it is investigating whether deputy stokes followed procedures sergei ossika of occurred immediately initiate.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We are just getting word on the bloomberg terminal that rand paul is now threatening to delay and stopgap bill over or that pay go waiver on the eric does that surprise you would all that this is part of that republicans squabble are you ready to cooperate reward order of merit are yet just moved over the bloomberg terminal heard it here will i need sixty votes to to do this any way so the dassault they got to get some democrats on board and if there's a deal then than they than they might not need rand paul vote r e r r government government good for arc of gradual thing for like limit the fate or to get moving and you know if they don't do this by compare a more like rand paul can get make everybody stick around a couple extra days there smith was something which may be what you just have to do i have to look at it all right arok watson covering congress for bloomberg news as always thanks for joining us it coming up on bloomberg politics policy power and law with tax overhaul now in the rearview mirror for the most part president trump turning to welfare reform now we are going to turn to the latest world and national headlines bloomberg's adrienne mitchell in our bloomberg 991 newsroom in washington thanks amy as republicans celebrate the passage of attacks ville they say will help all americans polls show twothirds of americans believe it's designed held her wealth for republicans want arrived their momentum to push for cuts to programs for poor and disabled we had emilio technical death difficulty there with adrienne a little a little technical difficulty are absolutely right but we but we are again watching this uh stopgap spending bill uh the the house was expected to take up today one other provisions in this bill aiming that that we didn't get to two with eric watson was that the government surveillance activities have to be re authorized uh as part of this and um it would uh it would to reauthorize adjusted to january 19th rather than the full reauthorization sought by the justice department let's go back to uh adrienne mitchell for today's.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Coming up in this hour after president trump's announcement about the israeli capital the leader of a mosque calls where a new intifada on the jewish state plus after the rnc reversed its stance new money flows into warri morris controversial senate campaign but first minnesota senator al franken resigned this week after fellow democrats in congressional colleagues called on him to step down amid sexual harassment claims franken making that announcement on the floor of the senate there is a big part of may there will always regret having a walk away from this job with so much work left to be done but i have faith that the work will continue because i have faith in the people who of help me do it let me go straight to bloomberg these congressional reporter eric watson joining us now on how much of a surprise was this really eric i think it will cried growing of the week there were accusers again to al franken the denver sort the hubei him uh sort of buying what you said of the couple of one off yeah instances where he was making jokes or inappropriate humor and then that seven the key awarded an article by politico at an eighth in the atlantic that just became too much wave of democratic women that came out of the nation or five eight ducks you've heard the democratic leader at that point that there really was no sustainable way that thank you could remain in the senate so what's the process for replacing franken now land and there any names uh floating around out there of who might replace in well the proper apparently minnesota governor chris you jerk replace but we don't know exactly how long it will take outbreak in the diet the coming week major uh near tax code obviously in the 13th of may the gop tax clan let's you really only cleared by uh by uh one boat and yet you wrote day you can look again.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Coming up in this hour after president trump's announcement about the israeli capital the leader of a mosque calls where a new intifada on the jewish state plus after the rnc reversed its stance new money flows into warri morris controversial senate campaign but first minnesota senator al franken resigned this week after fellow democrats in congressional colleague it's called on him to step down amid sexual harassment claims franken making that announcement on the floor of the senate there is a big part of may there will always regret having a walk away from this job with so much work left to be done but i have faith that the work will continue because i have faith in the people who have helped me do it let me get straight to bloomberg these congressional reporter eric watson joining us now on how much of a surprise was this really eric i think it will cry growing of the week there were two users again to al franken the denver sort of the hubei him uh sort of buying what you said of the couple one off yeah instances where he was making jokes or inappropriate humor and then seven the key poured an article by politico at an eighth in the atlantic that just can't too much wave of democratic women that came out presentation to file a tux you've heard the democratic leader at that point that there really was no sustainable way that you could remain the senate so let's the process from replacing franken now land and there any names uh floating around uh out there of who might replace him well the prophet apparently here minnesota governor chris you to replace but we don't know exactly how long it will take your outbreak in the the coming week but the major uh near tax both obviously in the may the gop tax plan but you really only cleared by uh by uh one boat uh yet you.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The elephant in the room state and local tax deduction is the issue not talking about this with bloomberg yesterday new york republican congressman tom reid said he was hopeful for a con from eyes from my perspective a compromises coming a compromise to me were ninety nine percent of the american people are taken care of or in districts in such as mine that is something i can live with i'm a ronald reagan guy eighty percent a loaf is a victory it's not a defeat it's interesting bloomberg news congressional reporter eric watson now joining us by phone for more on this he's on capitol hill and eric the what he said eighty percent of the lows is still a victory not a defeat so in some cases the perfect can be the enemy of the good is that a risk here i i i mean practical remove figure a lot of our reaction when it comes outlook by built coming out on november for than than on the on the email nami your reaction uh but you have a main call right now at the local back production to covered a meeting where a lot of member whom northey than court date go hope if you recall gluco leadership but nothing really info there was a commitment to come up with a collusion by next week but there no no to that issue right now now although only twenty republican voted again or five yet the leader of the dissident group pay that they have gotten more or prepared to go to get back they'll the proposal eliminate pay local cac the pared back so the compromises that eighty percent of the taxpayers are going to be able to keep their state and local tax deduction and i don't mean they flip but it is the compromise going to be something along the lines of a we heard about from say congressman peter king of long island and he's proposed that people who make over four hundred thousand dollars a year don't get this state and local tax deduction and folks under that families earn under that to get.
"eric watson" Discussed on Ear Hustle
"These stabber death then he was screaming rural locked in receipt received a guided killing locked up in the sale would recount time instead thirty seven times and you could hear them screaming that was really horrible he was the last time somebody was killed at san quentin i can't even remember there's been a murder since two thousand eleven when i started volunteering here i think the lasse murderer here probably was in the reception area recently i don't know i mean what does this not that common rat interests not they're come in here but there's nothing like the level of violence that lenny experienced a few decades ago begged in getting old imprisonment you had survived when offers gator prison respecx was everything didn't disrespect people that goes back deion you could lose your life prison was racers place very dangerous plays in studies were regular they were normal procedures so it was no oldest fists fido let's talk about it usga stay in good possibility you'll die because he was w to q so most of all the guys who were imprisoned survived and was deal critical walk in the mail on or our would we call oh jeez were preseries guy i i used to think oh jeez met of guys original 'gangstas he ben i kharlamov guys now had no and build yet does it they know how and why no light on loud music now allow rob robin dinars update dawn i'm standing in your mind andrei eric watson has been in prison for twenty years and he serving a 65 years of life sentence for second degree murder regime i wanted to be no more refuses prison how can howling it i'm gonna make it to the streets but entity andrei 72 years old he was recently diagnosed with stage three throat cancer cancer.
"eric watson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of a bipartisanship breaking out in washington to an extent with president trump deciding to side with democrats on an interim government funding bill it's a move that is perplexing republican leaders and causing more stress within the gop in fact earlier today bloomberg chief washington correspondent kevin surly took the pulse of one of those republicans house freedom caucus chairman mark meadows hits not as much being letdown is is where do we go from here and i think for for many of us so there was not a conservative solution out there and so is so people want to criticise the trump administration for making this call for more of this we're joined on on capitol hill by bloomberg news congressional reporter eric watson with us on the phone so yeah eric i read it begs the question where where do we go from here well look deal would combined going in eight government funding stopgap measure could fame date will in fact clear congress we look negative vote on it after nude and leave town now work kuhn applegate or quick if you get open route uh and data how likely to either vote on it today or or or to more likely tomorrow the freedom caucus later met with up at bloomberg headquarters and that they basically came block the all republicans they to get thirty or so vote five what bothers democrat but oko crew who looked great per speaker ryan to be relying on uh democrat heavily so what the conservative bearing in it in the letter out i'm another conservative group republican study committee year but putting on the floor from a conservative debt italy prevention we have a a little leeway ear with two and a half month of the bench and let let's try families idea if the republican get behind that won't be without air but the methods are republican they want to it actor core that everyone is very rewriting the tax code do or die republican but they can't do that by the end of the year i've been there there could be massive turmoil that meadow in an interview later with did it would be pretty that could be that we're valianitika everyone eric there was a lot of.
"eric watson" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"The link to the sweet deal of the week and that's what you get you get half price fifty percent off einstein brothers bagels at greg i suppose that probably means einstein brothers will be in here on thursday i'm guessing with some delicious bagels from million souls baby and everybody else i like when they bring that up that whole fine selection of a of a of of bush mirror kit yeah what it will put it at not cottage cheese but what's the cheese that you flower greens at down an agreement he frame changed that's frank jigs yet they bring like the the strawberry cream cheese neighboring that honey walnut or whatever it is off at some good stuff oh i remember that honey was good that's really good stuff all right so that's the sweet deal of the week einstein brothers bagels check it out right now at w jio w dot com all right my guest in the studio is judy walton what the chatanooga times free press and we are talking about the many many many many many allegations why is there greg there were so much echo on this microphone is there anything i can do about that and i take your headphones off okay uh but it is that does that mean that the the listeners not hearing the echo are my on spying bidders okay ira my god it's like i'm talking into an echo chamber here anyway we're talking about the up many many many many many allegations against bradley county sheriff eric watson now we've already gotten you caught up to speed on the six counts related to his side business selling cars now he denies of course these uh these allegations of what they call curbs stow curb stoning cars is that correct term yes the current curbs stoning cars that ease shipping up here from miami florida and trying to sell and bradley county now we've talked about that he's facing six counts there six felony counts there based on his side business now in addition to that he's been accused of doing a lot of either inappropriate possibly criminal things as sheriff of bradley county this includes threatening inmates were talking trash about.
"eric watson" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Show anke ride to be here now we're going to be talking the reason why i introduced this as saying speaking of crime we're going to be talking about bradley county sheriff eric watson who was not only a crime fighter himself this man has been accused of more crimes and possibly anybody he's investigating at the moment and uh get all i i was i was joking with you before we came on the air i would say why do we go down the list and and inform our listeners of all the various things that this man has been accused of doing but really i think the better question is is there anything that he's not accused of doing i mean this guy i don't know if you call it a wrap sheet because he's not really convicted of anything yes but he has at least six indictments against him uh miss stemming from business he was doing with a side business he runs like a car business on the side he has six felony counts there or or six indictments there um any spin accused of doing dozens and dozens and dozens of things that have brought all kinds of complaints and criminal allegations as sheriff of bradley county so this guy has a long record i would like to be very careful about saying that he is accused of anything other than the felling indictments related to the car sales who i have written numerous stories in the last couple of years raising questions about his activities but he has not been formally accused of any idea crimes ended in those felony indictment so i just want to be careful brighter much all right let's uh any of the listeners who are not familiar with the with bradley county in the landscape up there so eric watson take us back to where the history here uh he's been serving a sheriff for how long ago he was elected in 2014 2014 okay now there's again there's a lot of stuff we have to get into here but first let's start with the side business as the car business now he's facing six indictments there what does that all have to do with back last year i got information that he was buying cars with his own money or with and.
"eric watson" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Eric watson has undermined national security with his latest decision the supreme court weighed in last month allowing unlimited travel ban and the state department decided future visa holders from six mostly muslim countries who want to come here have to have close family relatives here when that limited order took effect june twenty nine la city attorney mike fury was at the air port in los angeles i think the state department's deportation is too narrow and not sufficiently inclusive hawaii federal judge watson agreed saying ruling today yesterday that close family should include grandparents and other extended relatives chrissakes just nobel for cousins charged with robbing and murdering four men found buried at a farm in pennsylvania caused mode inau orlando has been charged with the murder of mr fruteau for mayo mr sturgis mr patrick shorn crowds has been charged with the murders of mr fruteau mr mayo mr sturgis those cousins or twenty years old bucks county de a met wind robes as denardo confessed them gave up the location of one of the bodies in exchange for prosecutors not pursuing the death penalty prosecutors say the victims were lured to the farm to buy marijuana so far to haul homes and a boat or swallowed up or close to it by a fastgrowing sinkhole in lindell lakes florida the measurements at this point in time or somewhere between two hundred twenty five two hundred and fifty feet in diameter and again as i said earlier today we're still looking at probably a debt the geologist for just hear their estimating again about fifty feet deep kevin guthrie's with pasco county public safety about a dozen other homes endanger our evacuated no one's reported hurt fox news.