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'Disgraceful': World reacts as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

UN News

01:10 min | Last week

'Disgraceful': World reacts as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

"Officials including the secretary-general and the president of the general assembly have expressed sadness over the violent scenes on wednesday involving supporters of president trump. who stormed at the. Us capitol building the arrival of demonstrators temporarily brought a halt to the judge ruled confirmation of november's presidential election result. The secretary general is saddened by the events. A spokesperson for attorney guitarist said in response to questions from correspondence adding that in such circumstances it is important. Political leaders impress on their followers. The need to refrain from violence as well. As to respect democratic processes and the rule of law vulcan gear president of the un general assembly also voiced his dismay at the scenes on capitol hill. In a tweet. Mr busk said that the. Us is one of the world's major democracies and that he believed that peace and respect for democratic processes will prevail in our host country at this critical time in the day. Several thousand protesters marched on the us capitol in washington dc the heart of american democracy and home to the house of representatives on the senate after president trump and his supporters repeated false claims of election rigging

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Maryland should tap into Rainy Day Fund to help businesses: Letter

Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson

00:33 sec | 3 weeks ago

Maryland should tap into Rainy Day Fund to help businesses: Letter

"A group of state and local officials, along with private citizens and business owners are pleading with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to release a billion dollars of the state's rainy day fund money as covert relief. The local A. We were counting on was removed from the federal aid package for local governments like ours, and many of the residents we serve. We know Santa is Not coming this year. Montgomery County Council President Tom Hooker the money would be used to fight hunger, keep businesses from folding and offer economic relief for residents. A spokesman for Hogan says the governor will work with the General Assembly on a new stimulus package in

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Longtime MD Senate President Mike Miller Resigns Seat, Citing Health

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:58 sec | 3 weeks ago

Longtime MD Senate President Mike Miller Resigns Seat, Citing Health

"After a career in the Annapolis statehouse that spanned nearly five decades. Maryland's former Senate president, Thomas Mike Miller, has resigned. The 78 year old state senator who served 33 years, a Senate president in Annapolis, Thomas, Mike Miller, announced in the letter. He's resigning from his Senate seat effective today. Miller said He made the move with tremendous sadness, but cited his health He's been dealing with prostate cancer in recent years and said he felt he couldn't meet the demands of another legislative session. Even during heated debates. Miller, a Democrat, often had the respect of Republican lawmakers, who sometimes grudgingly would say he made sure they were heard in the legislative process. Miller's seat one that covers parts of Prince George's. Calvert and Charles counties will remain vacant until the Democratic Central Committee's in all three counties send a recommendation to Governor Larry Hogan governor then gets to make the appointment. General Assembly will convene

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Trump-Kemp Dispute Creates Rift Within Georgia GOP as Runoff Elections Nears

Weekend Edition Sunday

04:31 min | 3 weeks ago

Trump-Kemp Dispute Creates Rift Within Georgia GOP as Runoff Elections Nears

"You might need to win an election is a unified message. But Republican unity is hard to come by in the state of Georgia. Right now, President Trump has called Governor Brian Camp a fool and a clown for refusing to overturn President elect Joe Biden's victory there. Kemp says intervening in the election would be illegal and pressure over that dispute is creating a rift within the state's Republican Party just three weeks before runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate from member station to be Abie in Atlanta ever hurt reports Earlier this month, Governor Brian Kemp gave a press conference at the state Capitol about George's plan to distribute the Corona virus vaccine. Well, good afternoon, everyone. First of all, let me thank you for joining us today. Also, the elephant in the room is politics and on the Facebook Live comments. It's center stage. This man has turned his back on his Republican Party, writes one Georgian Can't believe I voted for you. Camp sellout, says another. And don't bother to run again. You're finished. Needless to say, Georgia Republicans are divided right now. Some lawmakers air calling to override the governor and back the president by demanding a special session of the Legislature. We're here in Athens today, Bert Jones with US And bring the beach part of the gang of four, putting out a petition demanding a special session. They're trying to go around the governor they need to Republican State Senators, Jones and Beach were on the John Fredericks Show and National Pro Trump Radio program. Last week, they alleged large scale voter fraud, which Republican election officials have said didn't happen. Here's beach and I can tell you if we do not fix this, and that's why I'm so adamant about this. I'm so fearful. That we're gonna wake up January 6, and we're not gonna like what happened because it's not going to be a fair election. Beach and Jones are responding to pressure from their pro trump constituents like those tearing camp apart on the Internet and calling in on this show, Let's get to the phone lines. Where we have Caroline from Sandy Springs carry these senators, some say, are ready to break the law to back President Trump. But Caroline wants them to know it's still not enough. We are mad on being very nice right now. We need you to step up into your part. We need you to stand up for us. Now. The pressure is so fierce on Republican state lawmakers, it was difficult to find someone willing to speak on the record for this story. They're worried about being targeted. But one did. My name was Chuck Martin represented 49th district up in North Fulton County. Martin is a longtime Republican. He spent 18 years in the General Assembly and wishes President Trump won the election. But he liked the governor doesn't believe the Constitution allows the Legislature to intervene That hasn't stopped tens of thousands of emails from flowing in. I'm getting an email that says, Stand true to your oath of office do this. But standing true to my oath of office doesn't allow me to do that. It's been the most frustrating moment in his public service career, he says, because some people have been completely convinced by misinformation. Like one retired army colonel who is pushing for the election to be overturned. Martin responded with language from the state Constitution, saying, Please explain how I can legally do what you're asking me to do. And instead from him, I get no How instead you know, he calls me a coward. A traitor. You know somebody that won't stand up to my oath of office. That's frustrating to me. I mean, I take this job seriously. President Trump is creating a rift in the Republican Party at a very inopportune time, says Charles Bullock, a political scientist at the University of Georgia as we saw in November of this year The Republican Party doesn't have AH, large commanding lead within Georgia, It is rarely close. It could be the kind of division it opens the door for Democrats to do very well in 2022. Jeannie Bradley is a Republican voter from helps about in Eastern Georgia. She was at a Mike Pence rally this month. And she's just confused because of the mixed messages about the election and about her Republican leaders. But we need to know more. You know, you're getting bits and pieces from all of the news media. You don't know. What to believe anymore, And it's just not the news media. It's people you know. In general, Republicans will still have her vote. But there are other people, she says, who may throw up their hands in this chaos, vote democratic or skip the election. And if Republicans lose the run offs, the big divisions that have emerged since November will likely only intensify in the GOP for NPR news. I'm Emma hurt in Atlanta

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Barbara Johns to replace Virginia's Lee statue at U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC

John Reid

00:17 sec | Last month

Barbara Johns to replace Virginia's Lee statue at U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC

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What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

All Things Considered

07:44 min | Last month

What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

"Year year is is a a once once in in a decade opportunity for all 50 states to redraw the lines of state and congressional voting District's In most places. State lawmakers are in charge of drawing those maps. So both parties poured money into state legislative races this year, and the result was a major disappointment to Democrats. Republicans won in almost all the states that will be key to redistricting. We've got three reporters with us to talk about what these fights will look like in different parts of the country. Ashley Lopez from member Station Kut in Austin, Texas, Dirk Vander Hart from Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland and Steve Harrison of member station W F A in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good to have you all here? Hey, Ari. Hi, sorry. Actually, let's start with you in Texas. The state's getting more diverse, and it's one of many places where Democrats had hoped to take over the house and didn't what happened there. Yes, so those hopes were totally dashed. Democrats are hoping to gain a majority in the Texas house. You know, at least one chamber so they could have a seat at the table this time around because they've been completely shut out for decades, but much like every other state that Democrats were hoping to flip a chamber in they were unsuccessful. In Texas, they had their sights set on flipping nine seats. That were quite frankly, just out of reach for them, largely because those districts were drawn to favor Republicans by Republicans 10 years ago. So in case you wondered if, like redistricting was important. This is a good example. Why So Republican lawmakers are again completely in charge of the process, You know, from top to bottom and because of the U. S Supreme Court decision recently that said that states can gerrymander for partisan Basie's than they really don't have any reason to hold back. That makes it sound like Democrats in Texas have no tools at all. Is there any kind of check or balance on Republican power in the state? Yeah, well, like the last time the courts are really the only check they have right so Even though partisan gerrymandering his legal, which is drawing districts that favor of party over the other, drawing maps that discriminate against people of color is definitely not. That's illegal. And because race and partisanship sometimes go hand in hand, it might be kind of impossible for Republicans. Jerry Mander, based on partisanship without running afoul of racial discrimination laws. So and in fact, Stephanie Swanson with the League of Women voters of Texas, she said that this is actually been a persistent issue in Texas. So in the past 50 years, Texas has been found to have racially discriminated or violated the Voting Rights Act and every redistricting cycle. They could very much still do the same thing on Toe. Stop it. Yes! Oh, Texas has like a pretty bad track record with this and because of so much of Texas is growth in the past few years and decades has been overwhelmingly because of growth among communities of color groups say they're looking to make sure that those political lines draw like retain that political power and population growth that has accumulated over the past few years. All right, let's turn from Texas to Oregon because Republicans next year are going to have total control of 20 state. Legislatures, with Matt making power and Democrats are only going to have total control of seven, but Oregon is one of those seven. So Dirk Vander Hart, What does that mean for redistricting in your state? Well, that's right. Democrats here have super majorities in the House and Senate along with the governor's office, and as of January, they're going to hold the secretary of state's office as well. That's really notable here because in Oregon if the Legislature and governor can't agree on how to reach our legislative maps, the secretary of state takes over the process, and actually, in the past half century, the Legislature has failed to pass. They planned much of the time. So that is one reason Republicans were really adamant about hanging on to the secretary of state's office. In this year's election, there would have been at least some path for them to have meaningful influence in redistricting. Instead, though, a progressive Democrat named Show me a Fagan won the seat. So does that mean Republicans are totally frozen out in Oregon? As the Democrats are in Texas? You know for 2021 that absolutely looks like the case Earlier this year, there was an effort to try to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission that would take control of the process from lawmakers. That's something Republicans were pretty supportive of, but it failed to even get enough signatures to make the ballot. So show me a fake in the new secretary of State has said she would appoint an independent commission to help advise her. We have not seen a lot of what that looks like. All right, let's head east to North Carolina, which has been the site of many high profile gerrymandering cases over the last few years. What things look like now in Charlotte, Steve Harrison. Yes. So I think it's safe to say North Carolina has been one of those bitterly contested states over political Jerry Mannering after Republicans took control here in 2010. It was a North Carolina case. It was heard by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2019, in which the justices said that Jerry Mandarin based on political party was not unconstitutional. And that was a decision that Democrats across the country said was bad for democracy. In North Carolina. There was also litigation and state court that was successful enforced Republicans to redraw legislative and congressional maps before the 2020 election. And with these new maps, Democrats were really hopeful they could win at least one chamber and have a say and drawing the new maps next year. But they had to win in rural and suburban areas. And like what happened in Texas and other places those hopes really fizzled out. The GOP kept control of both the House and Senate. And so what does that mean for redrawing the maps next year? Has the GOP indicated what they plan to do so they aren't giving any clues, But first they're doing a little bit of gloating. They're saying, Look, we want in 2010 on maps the Democrats drew and we want in 2020 on maps that Democrats said you were pretty fair, so they're taking a victory lap. The question is, are they going to take a hard line approach next year and draw the maps themselves and lock Democrats out? Democrats here are pretty worried. Here's Natasha Marcus, a state senator from Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte. What I do think is that Republicans who run the General Assembly are smart, and they're gonna certainly Take steps to make things look transparent and one more thing. There's an assumption here that Democrats are going to benefit from new maps just because so much of the population growth is in cities like rally in Charlotte, which you're very blue. But the state's top Republican Senate leader, Phil Berger, is saying not so fast. He's making this kind of interesting argument that Republican voters in these cities are disenfranchised because the GOP doesn't have any representation there. So he's saying, Look, we have 30% of the vote and no members in the Legislature. So he's saying, Hey, maybe we should draw a safe Republican seat in Charlotte. So take a step back. These votes in November have implications for political power in the U. S over the next decade. What is this likely to mean? So, Yeah, one thing going forward in North Carolina, there was hope to have an independent commission to draw maps. That's what Democrats wanted. That's not gonna happen, and I think that's been a push in a lot of places around the country, and Republicans just aren't interested in doing that. So one thing I think you can have the possibility to continue nationwide is a situation where one party may get more votes for their state House chamber or state Senate chamber. But still have fewer seats overall. That is Steve Harrison of member station W F A E in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with Ashley Lopez of member station, Kut in Austin, Texas. And Dirk Vander Hart of Oregon. Public Broadcasting in Portland. Thank you all.

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What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

All Things Considered

07:30 min | Last month

What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

"In a decade opportunity for all 50 states to redraw the lines of state and congressional voting District's In most places. State lawmakers are in charge of drawing those maps. So both parties poured money into state legislative races this year, and the result was a major disappointment to Democrats. Republicans won in almost all the states that will be key to redistricting. We've got three reporters with us to talk about what these fights will look like in different parts of the country. Ashley Lopez from member Station Kut in Austin, Texas, Dirk Vander Hart from Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland and Steve Harrison of member station W F A in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good to have you all here? Hey, Ari. Hi. Actually, let's start with you in Texas. The state's getting more diverse, and it's one of many places where Democrats had hoped to take over the house and didn't what happened there. Yes, so those hopes were totally dashed. Democrats were hoping to gain a majority in the Texas house. You know, at least one chamber so they could have a seat at the table this time around because they've been completely shut out for decades, but much like every other state that Democrats were hoping to flip a chamber in they were unsuccessful. In Texas, they had their sights set on flipping nine seats. That were quite frankly, just out of reach for them, largely because those districts were drawn to favor Republicans by Republicans 10 years ago. So in case you wondered if, like redistricting was important. This is a good example. Why So Republican lawmakers are again completely in charge of the process. You know, from top to bottom and because of the U. S Supreme Court decision recently that said that states can gerrymander for partisan bases than they really don't have any reason to hold back. That makes it sound like Democrats in Texas have no tools at all. Is there any kind of check or balance on Republican power in the state? Yeah, well, like the last time the courts are really the only check they have right so Even though partisan gerrymandering his legal, which is drawing districts that favor of party over the other, drawing maps that discriminate against people of color is definitely not. That's illegal. And because race and partisanship sometimes go hand in hand, it might be kind of impossible for Republicans. Jerry Mander, based on partisanship without running afoul of racial discrimination laws. So and in fact, Stephanie Swanson with the League of Women voters of Texas, she said that this is actually been a persistent issue in Texas. So in the past 50 years, Texas has been found to have racially discriminated or violated the Voting Rights Act and every redistricting cycle. They could very much still do the same thing on Texas Toe Oregon because Republicans next year are going to have total control of 20 state legislatures, with Matt making power, and Democrats are only going to have total control of seven. But Oregon is one of those seven. So Dirk Vander Hart, What does that mean for redistricting in your state? Well, that's right. Democrats here have super majorities in the House and Senate along with the governor's office, and as of January, they're going to hold the secretary of state's office as well. That's really notable here because in Oregon if the Legislature and governor can't agree and how to reach our legislative maps, the secretary of state takes over the process. And actually, in the past half century, the Legislature has failed to pass. They plan much of the time. So that is one reason Republicans were really adamant about hanging on to the secretary of state's office. In this year's election, there would have been at least some path for them to have meaningful influence in redistricting. Instead, though, a progressive Democrat named Show me a Fagan won the seat. So does that mean Republicans are totally frozen out in Oregon? As the Democrats are in Texas? You know for 2021 that absolutely looks like the case Earlier this year, there was an effort to try to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission that would take control of the process from lawmakers. That's something Republicans were pretty supportive of, but it failed to even get enough signatures to make the ballot. So show me a fake in the new secretary of State has said she would appoint an independent commission to help advise her. We have not seen a lot of what that looks like. All right, let's head east to North Carolina, which has been the site of many high profile gerrymandering cases over the last few years. What things look like now in Charlotte, Steve Harrison. Yes. So I think it's safe to say North Carolina has been one of those bitterly contested states over political Jerry Mannering after Republicans took control here in 2010. It was a North Carolina case. It was heard by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2019, in which the justices said that Jerry Mandarin based on political party was not unconstitutional, and that was a decision that Democrats across the country said was bad for democracy. In North Carolina. There was also litigation and state court that was successful enforced Republicans to redraw legislative and congressional maps before the 2020 election. And with these new maps, Democrats were really hopeful they could win at least one chamber and have a say and drawing the new maps next year. But they had to win in rural and suburban areas. And like what happened in Texas and other places those hopes really fizzled out. The GOP kept control of both the House and Senate. And so what does that mean for redrawing the maps next year? Has the GOP indicated what they plan to do so they aren't giving any clues, But first they're doing a little bit of gloating. They're saying, Look, we want in 2010 on maps that Democrats drew and we want in 2020 on maps that Democrats said We're pretty fair, so they're taking a victory lap. The question is, are they going to take a hard line approach next year and draw the maps themselves and lock Democrats out? Democrats here are pretty worried. Here's Natasha Marcus, a state senator from Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte. What I do think is that Republicans who run the General Assembly are smart, and they're gonna certainly Take steps to make things look transparent and one more thing. There's an assumption here that Democrats are going to benefit from new maps just because so much of the population growth is in cities like rally in Charlotte, which you're very blue. The state's top Republican Senate leader, Phil Berger, is saying not so fast. He's making this kind of interesting argument that Republican voters in these cities are disenfranchised because the GOP doesn't have any representation there. So he's saying, Look, we have 30% of the vote and no members in the Legislature. So he's saying, Hey, maybe we should draw a safe Republican seat in Charlotte. So take a step back. These votes in November have implications for political power in the U. S over the next decade. What is this likely to mean? So, Yeah, one thing going forward in North Carolina, there was hope to have an independent commission to draw maps. That's what Democrats wanted. That's not gonna happen, and I think that's been a push in a lot of places around the country. And Republicans just aren't interested in doing that. So one thing I think you can have. The possibility to continue nationwide is a situation where one party may get more votes for their state House chamber or state Senate chamber. But still have fewer seats overall.

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UN vital for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head

UN News

04:15 min | Last month

UN vital for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head

"This is matt wells at un news. In a world facing famine major migration and conflict exacerbated by covid nineteen the un including its foundational body the economic and social council nanak is vital to promote global peace and cooperation. That's according to mugniyah cram pakistan's ambassador to the un who was elected ecosoc president in july. He said that urgent action needs to be taken out to meet the needs of developing countries. Otherwise we'll have a humanitarian disaster. On our hands he told you and uses lists graffiti but began the interview by explaining kazakhs overall role. The economic and social council is one of the three Principal organs are mentioned in the un charter. The general assembly the security council and the economic and social council. These are three made charter bodies and the concept of creating the economic and social council at the time of the birth of the united nations. Was that on the one side. The security council was conceived as an organ. Which would promote collective security and enforce peace in the world the economic and social council on the other hand was designed to promote peace through international economic cooperation. One of the framers of t. Un charter was the president of the united states. Mr roosevelt and his conception which voiced at the time was that economic instability was a disease and that if one country had it than others would be affected and that was the concept behind the creation of economic and social council to promote peace through international development cooperation so the charter says very clearly that the objective of the economic and social council is to promote better standards of living in larger freedoms. That is a quote from the un charter. And it's supposed to do that personally by addressing policy issues and secondly by promoting international cooperation and coordination among all international economic organizations that's the mandate and it's a mandate. Which is i believe. Just as important as the mandate of the un security comes. Can you share some examples. Cossacks work in new york that has had a global impact. Yes over the years. The economic and social council has been a place where the whole concept of development cooperation of helping developing countries to make progress and grow was conceived. So it was at the economic and social council that the first report which is called the pearson report on development cooperation was discussed and the whole idea of promoting economic and social development through mutual support between rich and poor countries was born here. Kazakh was the place where we conceive of what was then called the international development strategy. It is the place where the concept of official development assistance amounting to zero point. Seven percent of the gdp of developed countries to be provided to developing countries was born. It was an echo saw the concept of linking the creation of special drawing rights in the imf the quotas to link those quotas with development. Assistance these were all major ideas that were born india-kazakh and are now activist in major financial in international economic institutions. So it has been a central body for forward thinking and these are just some examples of what has been achieved in kazakh in the post.

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Trump's trip to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers' baseless voter fraud event is cancelled

Rush Limbaugh

00:44 sec | Last month

Trump's trip to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers' baseless voter fraud event is cancelled

"President Trump calls off a meeting with his election legal team in Pennsylvania President Trump canceling a planned trip to Gettysburg this afternoon for what the campaign is calling a hearing on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. The president was set to join Trump Campaign Attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, certified its results and it's 20 elect wars for Joe Biden on Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania's Senate majority leader and the state's House majority leader, both Republicans, wrote in a joint op ed In October that the Pennsylvania General Assembly does not and will not have a hand and choosing the state's presidential electors or in deciding the outcome of the presidential election. In Washington. John Decker Fox News,

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Chicago city council to vote on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 spending plan

Securing Your Financial Future

03:06 min | 2 months ago

Chicago city council to vote on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 spending plan

"This week, the Chicago City Council will vote on Mayor Lightfoot's pandemic budgets for 2021. Lawrence. It's got a $94 million property tax. I can it. What do you think of this? Been spending plan? Well, they were. I mean, you have to put it in the context of what the mayor faces and what the city of Chicago faces right because of the economic uncertainty and disruption that is Um the pandemic has caused. There are very little options that are easy for the city to implement. The property tax increase was not something that, um, the Civic Federation initially was, you know, thrilled about but it is a relatively modest increase. Um, that is the city had indicated was necessary in order to prop up their ongoing Financial position and to show that they could that there was new revenue coming in concerned now that the property texts increases being targeted toward a capital plan that has been not been fully vetted or articulated. The city doesn't need capital improvements, but it needs a comprehensive plan in this very Tough economic time before it spends any money or prioritized prioritizes capital spending. The mayor had has a reasonable approach to this budget. She's trying to maintain the city's both its financial position. She's not getting any help from Springfield, which is not even operational in terms of the General Assembly hasn't met since May. Hope is that the federal government will be providing some revenue support in the form to not just the city in the state of Illinois. But all states once the a Biden administration comes into office, or the U. S. Senate decides to go forward with some local government assistance. Now, if Washington does come through, Is there any piece of the pandemic budget from the mayor that can be reduced cutback? Maybe from definitely the mayor's people are saying that if they get significant revenue support from Washington, they will not be borrowing us much money. They will be not trying to use his what's locally called scoop and toss, which is where we're restructuring our debt by pushing it out. In order to provide budgetary relief to the to this year's and last year's budget and the clothes last year's deficit, So the Civic Federation is strongly supported the need to provide temporary relief to states and local governments during the pandemic so that they can continue to operate so that they can support the businesses and residents that need this support so we can get through the economic disruption, but it's unlikely that that level Support from any administration is going to be enough to avoid the real crisis in terms of Chicago's finances, which are it's overwhelming pension liability and tied to its high level of debt. Do

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Atlanta City Council Adopts Legislation Urging State Law Change to Curb Street Racing

Atlanta's Morning News

00:20 sec | 2 months ago

Atlanta City Council Adopts Legislation Urging State Law Change to Curb Street Racing

"Council members asked the General Assembly to change the state law so that police officers can seize cars called street racing. The city hopes by stiffening the penalties. It'll discourage the racing that takes over Atlanta City streets and keeps neighborhoods up at night. The council's already enacted ordinances to jail street racers until a judge sets bond The General Assembly convenes in January. The

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Atlanta asks state to allow police to seize cars involved in street racing

Atlanta's Morning News

00:20 sec | 2 months ago

Atlanta asks state to allow police to seize cars involved in street racing

"The General Assembly to change Georgia State laws of that police officers can seize cars caught street racing. The city hopes by stiffening penalties that will discourage the racing that takes over Atlanta City streets and keep neighborhoods up at night. The council's already enacted ordinances to jail street racers until the judge sets bond. The General Assembly convenes in January. 7 astronauts are now

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North Carolina House, Senate remain under Republican control

Dave Ramsey

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

North Carolina House, Senate remain under Republican control

"From Tuesday's election show state Republicans holding onto the majority of seats in both the North Carolina House and Senate. Richard Stelling. Reports on official return show the GOP 13 additional seats in the House for a total of 68. Although Republicans lost two seats in the state Senate, they still end up with a 27 2 23 majority. As of Wednesday, three House races and won Senate race were still on determined with the majority or Republicans will be in control of the General Assembly next year, when state and congressional District Lines are re John

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Trump's Pennsylvania lead dwindles as legal fights heat up

Wendy Bell

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Trump's Pennsylvania lead dwindles as legal fights heat up

"The vote count in Pennsylvania is now the subject of atleast five legal challenges filed by the Trump campaign or other Republicans. Congressman Guy Russian Dollars, says one of the main ones is over mail in ballots arriving after election day that was never drafted into law by the General Assembly here in Pennsylvania that was just written into law by that Supreme Court. Susanna Almeida, with the group Common Cause says it's an issue because of postal delays in our democracy. Every vote has to be counted. Other challenges are over canvassing watchers, voter deadlines, ballot errors and provisional ballots.

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UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

BBC World Service

00:56 sec | 3 months ago

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

"On international treaty banning nuclear weapons will come into force in three months time after it was ratified by the required 50 countries. The U. N treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons was adopted by the General Assembly in 2017 and has been approved by countries ranging from South Africa on Nigeria to Cuba and Kazakhstan, Ali McConnell reports. The international treaty bans the use developments, production or stockpiling of nuclear weapons as well as the threat of their use. But crucially, the major nuclear powers of the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia have not signed it. They've argued that the weapon's service a deterrent and say they remain committed to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, which seeks to prevent their spread. Campaigners have nevertheless hailed the development is a historic milestone and say the new treaty will stigmatized nuclear arms, making them comparable to chemical and biological

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Macron wants France to have a seat at the top table

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

01:17 min | 3 months ago

Macron wants France to have a seat at the top table

"President Emmanuel Macron is not unique among French leaders in entertaining grandiose notions about his country's singular place in the world charles-de-gaulle believed that France cannot be France without greatness and wrote of its exalted and exceptional destiny for Napoleon. The word impossible is not French. Emmanuel macron is a banker by background rather than a warrior, but he seems to share with his swashbuckling predescessors. The conviction that France is a great power and should behave like one in recent months alone macron has met with the Democratic opposition leaders of Belarus dispatched warships and fighter jets to Greece as it butts heads with Turkey and perhaps most startlingly invited himself to Lebanon within forty eight hours of the warehouse explosion which devastated. Beirut. In August, all of which is to say nothing Francis outreach economic and military to its former colonies in West Africa. Last month macron. told the UN General Assembly that the world as it is today cannot come down to a rivalry between China and the United States macron appears to have a firm idea of at least one of the nation deserving of a seat at the top table.

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Virginia voter registration extended after website crash

C-SPAN Programming

06:32 min | 3 months ago

Virginia voter registration extended after website crash

"Election. 2020 Virginia voters got an extra day this year to register to vote. Sabrina Marino of the Richmond Times. Dispatch joins us on this story, Sabrina Marino explained what happened yesterday that led to today's extension. Yeah. So you know, yesterday with the whirlwind, as with everything nowadays, it kind of started with the tweets. And so yesterday morning, the Virginia Department of Elections posted that Horizon Cable was cut near the headquarters of an agency that you know, provided technical support for various states. Entities, you know, including the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Employment Commission and, of course, the Virginia Department of Elections. So, basically the elections website crashed, which meant that on the last day for Jenny residents coded register to vote, they couldn't online for several hours and then also impacted. Early in person voting with Freddie Starr's offices statewide, you know, fighting that they couldn't access the full books or verify voter eligibility, and even though it was prepared by 3 30 called it already mounted to extended registration deadline, which is something that the governor did not have the authority to do and said So in his briefing, and then hours later, a lawsuit was filed. How is that cable cut? So there was a roadside utilities project in Chesterfield County, and, you know, they released a statement kind of thing that it was quote. Inadvertently struck and there's not more information other than not, and they're saying it was an accident. And that roadside utilities project is a super installation. And that happened in the early morning yesterday and that part of you been in the works since May. And it was right next to the headquarters of the major agency. That kind of is the you know, the technical support for for a lot of state agencies. So their website crashed. You mentioned the governor's involvement here. How hard is it to change a voter registration deadline in the Old Dominion? So from what I've done will be gathered. It's pretty difficult and you know, they're the governor's legal counsel, said yesterday in the briefing that they don't have the authority to just change the registration deadline that is in, you know in the state coat and that on DH You know they were talking about how that is kind of litigation. It takes the courts and they couldn't violet themselves. They sighted legal procedures for that, and So it takes litigation where it takes the General Assembly and so happened back in 2016. There was a computer glitch right before the 2016 election also occurred. You know, in October and there was There's a lawsuit filed again and back then Virginians were given a 36 hour extension to register. But back then it was, you know, a plaintiff has to file the lost two and both times the lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under law was the person who filed it on behalf of you know, advocacy groups and people who kind of register to vote. Is there any way of finding out who tried to register yesterday and couldn't and to reach out to them or what's being done to let them know about the extension through tomorrow? Yeah, so right now we do not have You know specific numbers of how many people weren't able to vote. But the lawsuit was filed with the intent to explain how this is out of voters of control and that the website crashing impacted thousands of voters with a disproportionate impact on black, indigenous and Latino people. And so part of the lawsuit Also included that Register's office. State officials had to issue press releases by 11:38 A.m. this morning, you know, kind of for local writer Sharp to be notified of this order. And so that was also a part of what the federal judge ruled today was, you know? Yes, we're extending the deadline and Virginia 11 59 on Thursday, but You also have to issue project leases. And so that was a way to kind of push the state butt and make sure that you know registrars were aware that this extension was granted and that people could be registering to vote, You know, passed yesterday deadline. Was there Anybody arguing against the extension? So we haven't seen it yet? Of course. We were seeing new kind of change by the hour. But, you know, even Republicans were plotting decision and they weren't at the Sarah. We You know, having pushed back against the decision, but against Northern administration, they said that it was a failure of the states for letting this happen. And even the defendant, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner this morning said that you know this kid eligible Virginia's additional time to register or update their current voter registration record, and in a statement, the Republican Party You know, kind of made a joke that was like, you know, make sure next time you call Miss Utility and so and then I've been different than other states. You know, in Florida, there was pushback when lost me. Their registration deadline was pushed and challenged in the courts. And but we're not really seeing that right now with Virginia, with the exception that the Republican Party Did say that it was Northern Administration's fault. And besides that I have not seen pushback otherwise is their efforts to ensure that the voter registration system isn't tied to one cable in the future. Or is that something we're expecting in the coming days and weeks? Yeah. So in the briefing yesterday, Some of the Northern administration was talking about how you know this cable would put on a 10 gigabyte circuit and it was placed in the spring due to Corbett because of the increased workload because of You know a lot of traffic, a lot of people working from home, so they needed a backup, but the back of To that was not strong enough. And with the innovation of people going to register online, you know the backup wasn't enough. And so that's what they were kind of explaining, And they said, you know that they're working on pushing. So in the event that something like this were to happen, the backup would be able T sustain it and so That's kind of where we're at right now. And and yeah, and that's why that's why they were thinking. All right. Next time. You need a better backup. Um, but us for next step. We haven't heard much on that. Sabrina Marino

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Washington, DC - Maryland lawmakers back recommendations on police reforms

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00:34 sec | 3 months ago

Washington, DC - Maryland lawmakers back recommendations on police reforms

"A group of Maryland State lawmakers has approved several police reform recommendations that once the Maryland General Assembly to consider including requiring regular mental and physical health assessments of officers and mandating that every police department in the state use body cameras by 2025. But it will also consider more controversial recommendations next week. Those proposals would ban choke holds and the use of military grade equipment. The panel will also consider criminal penalties for officers who used excessive force, and it would abolish protections for officers accused of

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"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

03:15 min | 4 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"To use a shovel and pickaxe and he says how to sweat. That outdoor work can sometimes be a rude awakening for eighteen year old East gone outside he's got all dirt. Wiser dirt. On. Sidewalk. And he's like Oh yes for us. I mean. It took us hours these trips the. Little disturbed. All joking. Aside, these moments in the garden are also an opportunity for father and son to bond. It's a bomb that's rooted in East Gun Steep Admiration for his dad who faced a number of challenges like not knowing English, when he arrived in the US he was sixteen just a couple of years younger than he, Scott. Undesired right coming to a new country I don't know English. Do. That it was just always so hard for me to national. For Myself East gone as part of a new generation of voters who were born in the US. But whose parents or grandparents came from other countries, their immigration stories and experiences are passed down. ESCON says here in his dad's story is humbling and sometimes shapes his views. It was always something to keep me. In check. To give me back to the books if I'll fight self slipping out per. Going on my phone than out have think back in it was something that would motivate me. Give me a better and I want to get McCain doesn't matter. No look what you did east gone stat was part of a wave of economic migrants who came to the US in the early nineties growing up in Mexico, the elder or the says his biggest dream was to study and become a working professional, but he couldn't afford to pay for college so or does decided to move to the US so my dad coming from humble. Beginnings or whatever he was a very smart person wasn't able to. Find out of opportunities because he did not have an education or thus worked as a busboy in restaurants and bars. In the Chicago area he'd finished his shift at one or two am than wake up at six to catch a bus to go to highschool my shift where you know fourteen sixteen hours a day. and. So. Or does takes a long pause before finishing the Senate's it was hardy says in his first apartment, he lived with more than a dozen other men all single and also for Mexico. Eventually or does made it to college and studied electrical engineering. East got heard these stories growing up sitting across the kitchen table from his dad escon reflects a picture the I remember like seeing when When I was little we had out in the. At the old house and it was like a credit to tell the series but it was like he took me the zoo and your eyes roll rank. and. I didn't. I didn't realize it went on young but in that league older. Realize like you. Like you did. US..

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"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:58 min | 4 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Carrying regulations. That includes rules that would have limited greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, increased auto emission standards, and required oil and gas companies to limit methane leaks. But on the global stage, the US represents more than just the world's second biggest carbon footprint. The US plays a critical role in the global economy. It's also a key source of technological innovation and diplomatically the US stays out of the global efforts to ramp up action than I. Think a lot of countries will hide behind the US hair points to coal reliant Poland or Bolsonaro pro-development. Brazil, and a so-called gas-powered economic recovery in his native Australia as examples of where action on climate change may Wayne without US pressure. President. Trump's list of second-term priorities does not include anything about climate change just last week in an exchange with California secretary. For Natural. Resources Wade Crow foot president trump again expressed skepticism about established climate science. It'll start getting cooler. Just you just watch I wish science look. I don't think science knows actually Biden on the other hand is framing of vote for him as a vote to reestablish the US as a global leader on climate change. He says push for an end to global fossil fuel subsidies and pressure. China to lower the carbon footprint of its development initiatives. Progressive activists want bite into more aggressive, for example, by banning fracking, but they largely see him as a moderate. They can work with a yellow Wayne Trout is a youth climate organizer in Argentina I think that Abidin election plus a huge mass movement which forces. Him To take action I think that could be significant than really starting to make faster the transition to green energy Wayne trump is part of generation of activists inspired by Swedish Teen Greta. Tune. Berg who see themselves as part of a climate movement that crosses borders. So even though Wayne Trump can't vote in the US he says, he'll be watching on election night climate activist. You need to have your eyes on television that night I'm going to be watching it for sure. Probably, he says with a few beers and some friends for the world I'm caroline dealer. And a note to add here today in his address to the United. Nations President Xi Jinping announced a new climate target. For China, here he is speaking through an interpreter we will rich debating of CO two emission before thirty and reached carbon neutrality. Before Twenty Sixty Carbon Neutrality by twenty sixty for the world's biggest amidror is big news and it sends a signal. China's moving forward with its international commitments. Even as a USA said, it won't we've been hearing how there's a lot at stake for the global environment in the US election..

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"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:44 min | 4 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Feeling the impact of the pollutants we've pumped into the air since the industrial revolution worse heatwaves and wildfire seasons more intense hurricanes rising sea levels that makes storm surges more damaging. Rwanda hanes the Trinidadian diplomat who's also an advisor to the Alliance of small. Island states says these impacts pose an existential threat to the world's most vulnerable people the impacts in the Caribbean region specifically already quite extreme. She points as an example to Hurricane Dorian. It was a category five hurricane that intensified repeatedly last year and pounded the Bahamas for Dan a half on that hurricane was actually completely unprecedented and Unpredictable and that's the type of increased activity that we're seeing on. The outlook is of very, very challenging one. The next election of course dictates who controls US environmental policy for just for years but bill hare climate scientist, and CEO of climate analytics says those four years could actually make a real difference. In the next decade, we have two more than how of prison emissions to be on a climate safe pathway. So that can tell you try to why the next decade of action a critical and if we don't achieve significant reductions in the next four or five years, it's going to make the task extremely expensive. If not, technologically prohibitive president trump has spent the last four years rolling back what he calls job carrying regulations. That includes rules that would have limited greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, increased auto emission standards, and required oil and gas companies to limit.

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"general assembly" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

07:25 min | 4 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on The Heat

"What do you make of this response? We are used to. So called independent observers dollars. Sizing Saudi Arabia no matter what it does win the original. Verdicts will issue that sentence is issued and they included the death sentence to five of the. Of the defendants. There was an uproar why why would you resort to death sentence and so forth when the sentence was commuted to twenty years of jail again we have. Different sets of criticisms. So widowed not run our legal system on the basis of trying to satisfy anybody or trying to get the endorsement of the support from from anybody whether it is Presenting or anybody else for that matter, we conduct our legal system on the basis of trying to pursue justice trying to. Conduct on affairs in an objective and independent banner right. But the accusation Yam Bassett's is that people at the highest levels in Saudi Arabia orchestrated this killing and that's not coming from independent observers that's coming from your allies from the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies who say that Prince. Mohammad. Bin Salman directly ordered Mr Control. Jesus assignation. I have not seen any such report that implicates the crown prince or anybody else for that matter. All of this is. John Tolkien speculation and. INNUENDO. Prince Mohammad bin Salman has. Of course stood up courageously and said the buck stops. and. Hit. I want stability since this thing happened under his watch and possibly that responsibility is to make sure that those who? Aren't involved in this process justice, and this is what happened and when you present people to justice, some people would be quizzed. Some people would be convicted again. That's exactly what happened. I WANNA tend not to the war in. Yemen Reuters. News. Agency reports that coalition forces fighting in Yemen intercepted and destroyed a drone which was reportedly fired at an airport in the south of the country What do you make of these developments in Yemen right now now? We have. Become used to these repeated attacks from the WHO is in total disregard for the possibility of causing civilian casualties. This is a bustling international airport in the south of Saudi Arabia and it has been subject to attacks by. Throws and buy equipment and weapons that are supplied to them by the team. we have been coding the. To task on that, we have been asking be international community to take the necessary measures to prevent that from happening. Got I we have been. Trying to take the appropriate action militarily guest is in Yemen and we will continue to do. So we will continue to defend our borders will continue to defend our cities apples. population will we will continue to support the legitimate government of Yemen. As. For the United Nations resolutions? Let's turn to relations with. Iran. Saudi Arabia has joined Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a letter urging the United Nations to reimpose a renewed alms embargo against Iran. That was dismissed at the United Nations What next? Well. What's next is up to the international communities up to the F. Five plus one countries that wedding involved in the In the Jesse Peo- ain't and we hope that they would love abandoned the pursuit of efforts towards denying Iran. The Lug City and the opportunity to import weapons and to supply them to Lucy's Hezbollah and diminishes in Iraq. To. CNN forces, and so forth. This is responsible behaviour on the possibly on and. If the situation with regards to the few way and the Imbaba bobble doesn't change. Not, if the embargo is lifted, we can expect more of this. Out of into responsible behaviour. I think it is up to the Security Council to the. Hours of the JCP away to take appropriate action. We have been talking to many of them. They emphasizing the technicality of whether the state's come out. Cold for the snap back provision to be applied as it is uncle. Withdrawal from the JCP away but many of them. Supportive of the Saudi Arabia position and the Gulf position that Iran's behavior has been outrageous and that the behavior. And should not be tolerated right? You say runs behaviors outrageous and responsible but all sides agree that Iran was complete compliance with the JCP. At the time when the United States unilaterally decided to pull out of that agreement in fact violating the agreement unilaterally. I'm not sure that for compliance is accurate description for eras behavior but I'm not going to get involved in the discussion about the way. This is something that we not involved in. We would not consulted about it. We would not profit with anywhere she issues or the discussions. This is up to the parties to the JCP to. Explain, that positions on on that I'm talking about the fact that you're not has been supplying weapons. This has been confirmed by the United Nations has been confirmed by many of the countries that are party to the Jesse PA. I'm talking about Iran's. Conduct with regard to elect acts against oil facilities ankle in Saudi Arabia against the oil tankers in down in govender Gulf these are documented and supported events. That have nothing to do with whether Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. Now, that's something. That says the world what concerns me is, what attacks on has been conducting against Saudi Arabia. Who These Ambassador, thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. That was Saudi ambassador to the United Nations of data elmore speaking with me earlier. The heat is produced by CGT in America I executive uses tear at issue now senior producer. John Gilmore this episode was produced by vish no marriage Affari. What's get on ninety thanks for listening..

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"general assembly" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:49 min | 9 months ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WTOP

"General Assembly including a proposed multi billion dollar education reform plan as well as the revenue bills to fund it Hogan cited economic challenges brought on by covert nineteen after months of coronavirus closures courts across Maryland are tentatively set to begin re opening June eighth although that date is not set in stone even if the courts do begin to re open them judicial leaders say it'll be well into the summer before jury trials resume a member of the military serving as one of the president's valets has tested positive for the corona virus White House says president trump and vice president pence cents in tests since tested negative for the virus and they are both still in good health there are more than one point two million reported cases of the virus across the U. S. now including more than fifty six thousand confirmed cases in DC Maryland and Virginia the justice department is dropping the case against president trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn the stunning reversal and it's drawing criticism from Democrats and criminal justice experts we go deeper now with Chuck Todd moderator of NBC's meet the press joining us live on Skype Chuck twice Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U. S. what exactly is going on here well this is what bill Barr has ruled here essentially is that he he basically says the premise with which the FBI I was going to interview F. B. F. land books that's essentially what bars arguing and obviously what you're saying is a lot of people are disagreeing in the professional ranks the justice department check it out here they were investigating what Russia was doing you're somebody that had known Russian ties it very much it's sort of probable cause if you will to borrow a phrase to to interview a minute just five interview and he pled guilty himself so it is you know I was thinking about this this morning it goes back to nobody seems to have learned a lesson from from to to block all of the original gymkhana call me send right going back to July sixteenth when when sort of he inserted himself any of these justice department officials or FBI directors that insert themselves in this situation all it does is because political distrust in the system any sensually what bill bars doing is continuing I think what call me ended up doing a separate set of angering career people and folks on you know on one side of the allies angry career people and folks on the other side is there a week recourse for critics here or is this gonna be the final evolution all this well bar seems to be on a systemic king you know sort of a systematic campaign here to sort of delegitimize the entire Muller investigation you are seeing there is a the trump administration filed a motion to springboard to try to prevent Congress from even getting a look at some of the unredacted material Muller reports so I think we're continuing to see it and obviously there are some skeptics who think bar is taking advantage of the pandemic essentially to jam some of the stuff there while people are paying attention this on the agenda for Sunday targets I'll be honest with you hard to see work that yeah I mean we got a big you you and I both know what's coming in about in about thirty minutes probably the worst that can jobs report in history this country right since we've been keeping those numbers so and this is a reminder in the grand scheme of things as much as this Michael Flynn stuff it's an important story as such we know what's happening with the pandemic is is is from center for I think most Americans good point thank you Jack appreciated Chuck Todd moderator of NBC's meet the press joining us on Skype it's seven fifty four now yeah I go presents.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WRVA

"General Assembly this year's just interesting what these people get motivated to I introduce a big thumbs up big big important issue there senator thank you so much five fifty four on this Friday morning let's get a check on sports and Paul mana Bosch's in for Gary Hart Paul John Antonio brown has surrendered to police in Hollywood Florida after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on battery burglary charges brown allegedly threw a rock at the driver of a moving truck before taking part in a battery against him NBA all star teams announced last night in the east the starters will be Kemba Walker tray young Pascal C. occam's well and beat and team captain Jana said in a combo and in the west will be Kawhi Leonard looking down church James harden Anthony Davis and team captain lebron James in game action on the floor last night the wizards gravel when taking down the Cavaliers one twenty four to one twelve in the Lakers top the nets one twenty to one thirteen in college hoops liberty suffers its first conference loss falling to north Florida seventy one seventy Old Dominion loses to forty international eighty three eighty and William and Mary tops chain you eighty eight to seventy five round one is in the books of the farmers insurance open at Torrey pines Sebastian Kaplan Keegan Bradley are tied for the lead at six under way McElroy and Bubba Watson tied for third at five under and Tiger Woods sits back in twenty first but did finish the evening strong he says just three strokes off the lead and the Mets officially name Louise roe losses their new manager that your sports I'm Paul then Ammash news radio W. R. V. A. Hey thank you Paul appreciated it is five fifty five on this Friday morning we're broadcasting live today from Washington DC as the impeachment trial the president switches to the defense today and the major March for life takes place with president trump addressing that crowd in person we'll talk about all of that and the other events that are taking place around Richman as we continue this morning and will share the interview of a husband who's pushing back against gun free zones after his own wife was disarmed and then left to fend for herself and killed during that shooting down a Virginia beach is another side of the store that you probably haven't heard yet will share with you in a moment on newsradio WRVA listen I am really excited and come and a bunch of people already signed up for this so that's kind of cool this trip to England that I will be leading in September so we're going to go to London will be in Edinburgh Scotland if you've never been to Scotland a lot of people can on business trips maybe have stopped in London but have you made it to Scotland this is your chance to see the beautiful landscapes of Scotland the lake country it is it is pretty remarkable it's been years since I've been Scott on some very excited about that never been to Wales so this will be something new for me too it's a ten day trip it's being organized by Colette travel which is a great travel company and has been they've been around for over a hundred years white glove service so you don't have to drag your bags everywhere we're gonna see all the great sites from the the the the houses of parliament and Big Ben and if you want to go see the crown jewels if you've never had the chance to see the crown that the queen where is at the start of parliament this is your chance to do that we'll go to Stonehenge Stratford upon Avon all the great sites that you've read about if you've never seen them in person and you've never had a chance to kind of relax and enjoy a visit to Europe this is the chance to do that and up it's a it's a great trip I think you'll find it really interesting to check out the details and you can sign up right now and you know at least check it out online at W. R. V. A. dot com I hope you'll join me in September for the John reed W. R. V. a war of Great Britain.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WRVA

"Broadcast live for the General Assembly newsradio WRVA there has none then Dan Blumenthal yesterday saying Hey we need to get on one is present the articles today is singing a different tune what I've heard from my democratic colleagues is not only a sense of urgency about engaging but I trust in the judgment to speak and I think she will make the right decisions at the right time all right so he last night since we got a little bomb went this what are we doing send those articles over today a trusts in my judgment of the speaker saying that you'll make the right to so what the hell happened here she call up she have her own **** lock box like Hillary hands it has to be some I mean these people are even scared over in the Senate back to the phone San Diego this is Tony great to have you Sir glad you waited you're up next the EIB network I've by running thanks so much is happy new year you may listen to you for a long time this morning you commented about process verses results as to the reason why president trump so successful and manager rang a bell with me in terms of everything that he's fighting against in Washington DC and really I called my brother in Atlanta and always listen and that the constant Belber mentality is what's going to be able to deal with the process because it goes on in Washington DC because when your developer in your sign in the front of the check you get stuck in these projects I got a friend that years ago all you had ten years fifteen I have a friend that tried to break ground next next month twenty years in the making to put bulldozers in the craft in so what it was just a great great short sweet statement that you made that says describes why this president is going to be so successful so I appreciate that where you're more than welcome I'm glad for that observation and it's it's it's even more than that it's not only the reason why he is going to succeed right if you're the only guy interested in results in progress achievement not moving the ball and everybody around you is interested in the process you can't help but when when you have the power trump has but in addition to that the process there's another word for it the establishment there's another term for it the deep state believe me this system that they have that's been in place for well literally since World War two that has slowly been adopted and believe in the American people it just takes a long time to get anything done when governments involved and they've told us that and they've conditioned us to accept it because it's so bearing and it's so intricate and we have partisanship here and partisanship over there the longer the process goes on the yeah that that does a lot of power for people involved in the process and having no solutions allows for never ending studies which cost money which are paid to people to conduct I mean it's a racket in a sense the illusion areas that the process is advancing things that the process is moving the ball but it doesn't I bet if you stop and think and I can't I can't unfortunately think of a specific off the top of my head let me think back over your in recent years as you have watched government and you've seen proposals for tax cuts and nothing happens for years or you've seen a proposal for whatever policy issue that you support and it doesn't really ever happen it might get close you've just become accustomed to the fact that this is how it works and so here comes this giant wrecking ball thrown into the midst of this that wrecking ball is named Donald Trump and he doesn't live this way he doesn't conduct business this way and he's not at all comfortable with the war successful because of process he's a results oriented guy so he's pushing for results pushing pushing pushing and look at what has happened in just three years things.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WRVA

"Chambers of the General Assembly for the first time in a generation there's bound to be gun legislation that will come out of this session on the day before the session starts governor north them and Democrat leaders held a news conference to discuss the legislation north I'm stressing that this will not violate the second amendment we have no intention of calling out the National Guard we're not going to cut off people's electricity we're not going to go door to door and confiscate individuals weapons at the same time the sea was come out with a poll asking people's opinions about increased gun legislation in the General Assembly session the reactions about split on whether that was necessary more from W. R. V. A.'s met him one general idea of a stricter gun laws gets fifty three percent support in BC was Paul which falls within the margin of error interestingly some specific gun control measures gets much stronger support seventy four percent strongly backed the idea of universal background checks political experts and even some Republicans expect that measure to pass eighty two percent also support red flag loss the issue is expected to be debated early on in the General Assembly session that damn lying newsradio W. R. yeah president trump's is we had tremendous information that led to the decision to kill rand's top general A. B. C.'s handy field as more resident from says is ordered to kill the Iranian military leader prevented an American tragedy we saved a lot of lives by terminating his life a lot of lives of say they were planning something and you're going to be hearing about it select members of Congress will get briefings on Wednesday Andy field ABC news Washington in the meantime secretary defense mark asper told the press that quick action had to be taken to prevent American casualties in a manner that was satisfactory to president trump and that's considered classified esper described the intelligence that contributed to that decision the exquisite intelligence that we're talking about that led to the decision to that was I should say one of the factors that led to the decision to strike it's all the money is it is only shared with a handful of members the so called gang of eight and the gang of eight refers to for Democrats and for Republicans within the United States Congress were briefed on classified intelligence matter by the executive branch senator Tim Kaine pushing for passage in Washington for his war powers resolution with the possibility of war with Iran Kane says that every member of Congress should vote on the question of whether another war in the Middle East is a good idea the explains more about the resolution is structured as a resolution to remove US forces from hostilities with Iran and last Congress independently passes a declaration or authorization for such war Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's secure the Republican votes needed to start president trump's impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses or documents that Democrats want McConnell is expected to launch the trial as soon as house speaker Nancy Nancy Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate she is said to meet later today with her leadership team to the Confederate monuments on monument Avenue were tagged overnight the Jefferson Davis monument and the Stonewall Jackson monument both hit with graffiti it comes just hours after Richmond city council took a vote.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The UN General Assembly about the dangers of uncontrolled migration today I have a message for those open border activist. control of themselves in the rhetoric of social justice. your policies are not chest. Alicia keys are cruel and evil he went on to say that open migration undermines human rights and dignity the president also defended top US border policies acting homeland security secretary Kevin mac lean and says the new policy of having migrants wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are heard is showing positive results I'm pleased to report the daily arrivals are down sixty four percent from our peak in may and total enforcement actions for central Americans arrive at the border have been reduced by over seventy percent. and by the way we are hearing today from mac lean and on the council of foreign relations he told them his department is added five thousand beds at the border to provide a more comfortable setting for those migrants president trump says United States is insisting on balance trade he defended the trade war with China during his speech earlier to the UN General Assembly saying China has been acting unfairly for far too long already as a result of these terrorists supply chains are relocating back to America and to other nations and millions of dollars are being paid. to our treasury he says what China has done with international trade use the word stealing is a grave economic injustice a damper on hopes of a new trade deal with Japan president trump meets one on one with your pension so Ave on Wednesday and it was thought that the meeting might be used to have the two leaders signed a new trade deal between the US and Japan there is now word that that may be delayed representatives of the two countries have been meeting this week one sticking point may be over Japan's request that Washington remove tariffs on Japanese cars Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz asked a judge a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of Jeffrey abstain sex ring Virginia Roberts accuses the noted attorney and others of sexually exploiting our Dershowitz is a tort tourney's yes he's an attorney you as an attorney tells The New York federal court that she waited too long to file and that he's denied her claims since two thousand fifteen Roberts allegations drew fresh attention after everything was charged in New York with sexually abusing dozens of girls he committed suicide last month in a Manhattan jail cell. three oh eight and let's see what is going on over Bloomberg business news with Tracy jockey it looks like wall street's rattled by what's going on politically most definitely Lori and what a change from this morning when no Wall Street seems a pretty optimistic about the China trade deal but to this afternoon we've had some major losses The Washington Post says house speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce a formal impeachment inquiry of president trump the Dow's down a hundred fifty six points nasdaq down a hundred thirteen S. and P. down twenty four points Best Buy Amazon one a piece of the three and a half trillion dollar healthcare business high and work out the quick meant another health gadgets will be a focus of best buy's.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:51 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Nations General Assembly today around ten o'clock this morning and there are reports he has been threatening to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine just days before telling us president to investigate Joe Biden and Biden's son hunter CBS news correspondent Nicole Killian with the latest on that on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly president trump insisted he did nothing wrong during a call with Ukraine's president this now at the heart of a whistle blower complaint. phone call with the president of users everybody knows it the president denied accusations that he threatened to withhold two hundred and fifty million dollars in aid that the Ukrainians did not investigate the former vice president and his son no I did not president trump claims by then abused his position to help his son hunter who work for you craning gas company at the time there is no evidence of wrongdoing. my last night in a Washington post op ed piece seven freshman democratic members of Congress including Mikey Cheryl of New Jersey say if the allegations are true it would be impeachable now to the speech the president will be giving today at the U. M. Stephen Portnoy the president has used his speeches at the U. N.'s green marbled rostrum to issue threats against U. S. adversaries and to espouse his America first world view it's very once called Kim Jong moon rocket man and threaten to totally destroy North Korea last year here he condemns the ideology of globalism and was laughed at by diplomats when he claimed his administration had accomplished more than almost any other hits expect the president will deliver a message of America first on foreign policy and may talk about Iran and North Korea we heard from Great Britain about forty five minutes ago rolling a void and no effect on British prime minister Boris Johnson suspension of the parliament there the British Supreme Court just now ruling the prime minister was trying to squash debate over a brexit policy would have decided to shut down the government to mid October the judge said shutting down parliament prevented it from carrying out constitutional functions without any reasonable justification so lawmakers could decide now when to reconvene it's six thirty three and twins were left to die by their father in a hot car in the Bronx over the summer and now that father is facing a judge today to learn whether or not he's gonna be charged in this case let's go live to Bronx criminal court for the look ahead of the story this morning W. CBS reporter Marla diamond. well one Rodriguez spend July twenty sixth at the VA hospital in the Bronx where he works believing he dropped his twins Luna in Phoenix off at daycare when he returned eight hours later they were dead his wife has expressed support his attorney Jerry Jackson called it a tragic mistake he's asked the district attorney to drop all of the charges Jackson says the family wants to turn their heart break into something good.

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"general assembly" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

10:40 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on Here & Now

"Maybe you are I'm Robin Young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. It's here now. President trump is in New York today for the United Nations General Assembly meeting with leaders from all over the world as a phone uncall- he made with another world leader looms over everything a whistleblower complaint alleges that the president tried to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate president trump's political rival. Oh former vice president Joe Biden. The allegation is leading to increasing calls from Democrats for impeachment. NPR senior Washington editor and correspondent Ron elving joins US Iran good to me with Jeremy and let's back up for a second. Give us the brief version. If that's possible of what is a very complicated story. What does the president say needed to be looked into and what do Democrats say. Is Inappropriate behavior by the president. The president has given several different accounts of this telephone conversation them from back in July but he says sometimes it was just a nice call other times. He says well I was talking about corruption and then also he says you know and they really ought to look into Joe Biden and Joe Biden's son and it it has become quite clear clear from the reporting that's been done by a number of news organizations and from piecing together the president's own statements that he was on the telephone to the president of Ukraine suggesting to him apparently repeatedly that they needed to look into unspecified corruption on the part of the son of Joe Biden and efforts made by Joe Biden to a protect his son this is rather extraordinary because it happened at a moment when Ukraine was waiting for two hundred and fifty million dollars military military assistance from the United States already approved by the Pentagon and the House and the Senate and the Republicans and the Democrats and the only thing holding up at that point was the White House and so here they we are on the phone the president's congratulating president of Ukraine and laying out his concern about corruption so that's what the Democrats say is improper of the the president says it's just fine and rudy. Giuliani says well sure we've been there. I'd been there as the president's lawyer telling me to really look into Joe Biden. What of course many many observers see here is the president at a moment of crisis for Ukraine holding something over their head while he makes a very special request for some assistance in his reelection campaign right after all that we just went through with the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election on behalf of the trump campaign last time around the idea give the president seemingly asking Ukraine to meddle in the election this time around now. Democrats are calling for impeachment in a bit of a louder voice than they had been before. I Even House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff who opposed it in the past had this to say about it on CNN yesterday. If the president is essentially withholding ending military aid at the same time that he is trying to browbeat a foreign leader into doing something illicit that is providing dirt on his opponent during a presidential campaign then that may be the only remedy that is coequal to the the evil that that conduct represents run is the house any closer to impeachment it is closer. shift would represent the fourth of six major committee heads to call for impeachment had had been three two three. He seems to be tipping the balance at this point. The big question is Nancy Pelosi's view. She's been trying to protect some of her. Incumbents who were elected in swing districts last year. GonNa have avid tough race in two thousand twenty. Many of the people in those districts don't understand what this impeachment talk is about so the Democrats are wary. They know what happened with the impeachment. Impeachment of Bill Clinton was never popular in the end it blew up in the face of the Republicans for going after him so the Democrats don't want to repeat that history and yet one thing after another yet another law that the president seems to be flouting in this case the intelligence com communities Whistle Blower Protection Act and what are they going going to do. They don't have any other tools in the shed. They don't have any other weapons in the arsenal. Impeachment is all they've got. That's what we learned from the Muller. Okay and we'll watch to see what happens with that but meanwhile a world leaders and president trump gathering in New York this week for the UN General Assembly the president skipped out of much of the UN climate change event today today he arrived after teen activist Greta tune. Berg gave an impassioned address to the assembly. What are you watching for at the UN this week with climate and also the tensions with Iran. We're watching for the reaction that the president gets his has he addresses the world leaders tomorrow he has not had a particularly respectful reception from them in the past he is likely to say that the United States is a bulwark against authoritarianism and that's probably going to get some smiles so we're also watching to see what he does has with respect to religious persecution that was a big item on his agenda particularly the persecution of Jews and Christians around the world and we're watching to see if he says anything about climate change at all he basically just gave a light pass to that issue today and that has been his pattern in the past that is NPR senior Washington editor and correspondent Ron Elving elving run. Thank you thank you Jeremy. Meanwhile president trump says he has no intention of meeting with President Hassan Ruhani. WHO's also at the UN this week and last week trump level more sanctions and approved sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after that attack on major Saudi oil facilities which the US says came from Iran Iran and Iran denies. Let's get the view from Iran with Abbas Lonnie Editor in chief of Iran front page. He's Theron and Obas Ron denies it but are there Iranians who believe that would be justified in taking such an action in response to those crippling sanctions. It's been under since the US left the twenty fifteen nuclear deal well. I think it will be very risky for Iran to engage in such kind of strikes against Saudi Arabia directly but you know we have been hearing bring remarks from Western officials to blame Iran but we have not seen any documents or evidence to prove that the other side. Yes Iran wants is to let's say make the other side to pay the costs of their hostile policies toward the country. and let's not forget that these are as a result of the policies this and the Vista of the United States from the nuclear deal and business Let's say that pushing you want toward more tension in the region rather than to change its behavior in a way that the trump administration favors will you mentioned the trump administration wants. Iran to change its behaviors. I'm wondering if Iranians aren't all angry with their government or maybe not the elected government but the ruling clerics a two prong of leadership in the country are Iranians angry that in fact Iran is backing the Hutu rebels in Yemen and Hezbollah and is fomenting problems in the region region as opposed to you know pay more attention to its people and not risking sanctions. Is there some anger there well as the Yemen conflict is portrayed in far media that it's a conflict between Iran and the Saudi Arabia using a proxy for spending the Unser Line Yemen but but it's not the way that is seen from Iran and the Iranian people's viewpoints they see that as a war by Saudi Arabia against the Yemeni people and the the sanctions by the United States they have brought economic hardship for Iranian people and they have had problems problems at their own daily lives they have become sometimes unhappy about the policies of the system in the country by the doesn't mean that they are happy with the policies of the United States and thanks to the policies of the trump administration to exit from the deal and impose the sanctions the popularity of the nuclear deal has significantly decreased and they have lost any hope or trust toward the American Administration the strength to be able to bring a solution or resolution to the problems and the challenges so when the Iranian nation of the people well as the most moderate elements in the society. We're hoping that through the engagement or interaction the Rohani Administration could pave the way for resolving economic problems and challenges as well as the political ones now. They're finding that into action with the American Administration might not be that useful that they thought you're you're saying that by imposing these crippling sanctions the trump administration may have lost the support from the many many moderate Iranians that they might have otherwise had here's Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who spoke to NPR Steve Inskeep yesterday ahead of todays UN General Assembly. Here's a bit of what he said. I can assure you that the United States will not be able to bring a straw knees through pressure. United States can can have a much better deal with Iran if they started talking to US based on respect based on mutual respect and based on moving forward Abbass. Do Iranians believe that's possible or are they resigned to. Maybe even a worse ending. Here are some some sort of war. The president used phrases like locked and loaded but president trump has pulled back that language and many analysts here say the there's no no way he wants war with Iran. He wants troops out. What do people in Iran think well you know the downing of the American drawn in Persian Gulf because of its entry to Iranian airspace was a turning point to prove that the Donald Trump administration is not after war in the region and now they have again shifted toward negotiations with Iran because they see that the other options didn't work against the country and I thank when Iran is confronted with pressure they will move in a different and opposite direction by force like the George which Bush administration wanted to bring zero enrichment for Iran at that time Iran have coupla hundreds of centrifuges but as a result of the pressure from the American side Iran's centrifuges increased by as much as thousands of the country and I think that's Iranian foreign minister it is referring to of us as Lonnie editor in chief of the Iran front page. He was speaking to us from Tehran in Iran Abbass..

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"general assembly" Discussed on UN News

UN News

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on UN News

"This is list Kapiti at UN news that can June Nigeria's permanent representative to the United Nations Tijani Mohammed Bandai was elected by acclamation to preside over the seventy fourth session of the General Assembly which begins on Tuesday in his first major interview with UN news. Mr Mohammed Bandai told Christina Silvio that poverty eradication inclusion and quality education would be his top priorities office calling education it complex matter matter he spelled out that whoever is denied an education is denied almost everything aside the normal quality of corporate dental some blitz visas gratuitous fundamental the three other ones politician quality education you had mentioned in your election speech that you would work for the world's most vulnerable and you mentioned poverty career education and education. Can you give us an idea of how you intend to go about these priorities any concrete initiatives of initiatives over a long period of time concerning methods enormous concern occasional poverty and the connections between poverty and many other afflictions and I think trying to get member states to look at those things and see what within those parameters that will to work with others to achieve the whole idea. All members are able to help others times by sure what they have done which is what has not worked and why or what support the will to give to others on a short term basis so it is a whole range of things that can happen if we're able to listen to each other in terms of our needs and our ability to walk together for me to get some problems you will become president of the General Assembly during a time of great distrust between nations. How will you bring them together on the world stage. I want to remind ourselves why this was in the plus plus. This is battling important because I don't know if things go wrong by not getting us to reflect what might be the case. Should we not have relation in south of chaos in terms of ability for example to say pandemics in terms of ability to lose issue even migration and if you issues so when you remind people what might happen and this not not just theoretical constructs this reality that we can draw people to look up and look what might happen if we we do not listen a bit more if cooperate a bit more when we quibble over some of these things are dependent. I remind other in terms of the whole notion that after presented to those members we should shut us to others because could their hair because they also members and they have avoid their things to say we too must listen to it is only through this approach that we're able to achievable do those you've spoken about improving how things are done at the UN what are some of the ideas that you would like to implement some of the discussion which which is all over the place concern how Bettas Oguz able to coordinate their luck to reduce overlap to also learn from what others are doing under reduce noble of Cook. Let us see that in the five years is a different kind of competition we should should be having constantly synergy an ability to doing efforts to accuse you mandate coincides with a historic stork moment the UN's seventy fifth anniversary what are your thoughts on the UN's work and and its future a very good basis from the beginning we have had a few areas in which we didn't do as well concerning for example genocide in Rwanda there are many other areas in which for example concerning health issues and issues relating took it a culture issue too late into countering terrorism there is an imagined view and some consensus concerning they need not only to the but also action underground on this matter this little excitement around this system an outside the United Nations itself concern is the need to mark doc this seventy fifth anniversary US important in history of the Organization of the world of politics in general it should remind us to depositos organization is limitation and its promise and this promise is what we should all keep in mind. Do you think it's an occasion to celebrate break multi-lateralism and what it has accomplished or it. It is liberation to celebrate mantra on also to to look at forces that hinder are full achievement of multiple approaches to solving some of the problems do you have any plans for improving gender parody the UN. I think the improvement is really in implementing what we have agreed to that is to Chris Tapes and to also act in a concerted manner to see that no one left behind regardless of gender always order login all elements of representation important agenda subtly given the equality of men and women in south of numbers so this is really crucial and Missions House Sean lead in this it has its this issue but we have seen efforts that are very determined led by the end to make this a very important event and of course Jordan the presidency of three to four we have the opportunity also of dealing with Beijing defy gives us another platform to reflect a club and see whether where would find even more effectiveness of French shortened into equity. I'm going to go back to your second priority. You mentioned education. Can you tell us why it is that it's important for you and how it translates on the ground. Its impact because it's it's really a complex matter. Whoever denied an indication almost everything look at the connection between education and prominent in the kitchen on equality education and I sense of your rights and around the globe we start with more access to education better curricula. We are likely to have less hit. Luckily to better understand luckily but luckily tough quality people are born into second position. It's only education the equalize everything April it is important. What would you like your legacy to be in September twenty twenty. I I think I would not want to give a broad view of what it is other than to say that would want to know that as a team part of team we have pushed those matters of importance importance to the world in a fair and transparent manner and whoever comes after US would find it easier Augustine. Some of these issues going forward. That's what we want to..

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"general assembly" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

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01:37 min | 1 year ago

"general assembly" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

"General Assembly average weekday speeds in the mid town for slow to miles an hour and ten car with the D. O. T. says they're still urging drivers to leave the car home that weekend avoid the area it's not expected to be any better unless you're on a bike and why PT transportation chief Thomas chance as they are including bike lanes this year for the first time on first and second avenues cyclists on both routes however should be aware that they will be subject to security checkpoints and occasionally on an ounce traffic freezes same as vehicles and pedestrians everyone is encouraged to give themselves extra time so on your ring Conn ten ten wins on First Avenue by the U. N. wins news time ten thirty one ram truck traffic center now his Rebecca Massaro sitting west on the Bruxner it's a stop and go ride starting by White Plains road heading towards a shared and that is all due to construction and south on FDR there is a crash approaching thirty fourth taking out the right lane those delays are back towards at seventy nine here's what we see a long island's big three ally in northern states southern state parkway all nice and clear the Grand Central heading east when you've got a construction approaching the van a wig one lane is blocked those leads all the way back towards the L. E. and west bend he can we stop and go from the L. I. E. heading towards a metropolitan that is all in due to construction here's what you need to know over the bridges and tunnels you've got bridge work on the Throggs neck and the white stone both going Bronx been causing a slight slow downs the R. F. K. that's moving fine the George inbound now though you've got construction the lower level is completely close it's going until four AM seeing a ten to fifteen minutes away on the upper level outbound George doing fine Lincoln tunnel no problems just like you're right at the Holland tunnel alt.

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"general assembly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Again we have watched members at the federal level and now here in the state of maryland infringe on our second amendment rights and it's happening again man it's just mind boggling to me as maryland lawmakers from both parties advancing compare of gun grabbing bills governor hogan called them commonsense measures to tighten restrictions on guns well a restriction on gun is an infringement now you can talk about regulating but this would general assembly yesterday legislation advancing what outlaw the bump stocks which convert some some semi automatic weapons not to fully automatic they just are have more firepower and they're still semi automatics the red flag role for seizing weapons from people who judges deem dangerous and again here in maryland we already have some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country and still they find it again they won't be happy the far left and even some republicans i mean i gotta be honest here's house minority leader nick kip key here's an a plus rating from the nra he's been on this program before he says you know you're gonna see a lot of republican support for these bills bills are being discussed right now are generally not that controversial but they should be they should be because again it is an infringement it is against the constitution if you don't like it there's a method to amend the constitution maybe you want to have that debate in the country again the assault socalled assault weapons ban passed in two thousand thirteen after sandy hook this was again included the sale on possession of bump stocks and other rapid fire triggered celebrators aftermarket accessory blah blah blah and of course the semi automatic firearms you know i think over forty some kinds of different firearms that were banned by the maryland general assembly back in two thousand thirteen that was found to be unconstitutional of course it's snaking its way through the courts eventually one of these days the supreme court is going to rule on this frank once and for all so we can get some clarity on this but you know it's pretty clear pretty clear reading of the second amendment the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed any restriction undermining of that is an infringement well i think the maryland lawmakers on maybe you on.

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"general assembly" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"This is the gary v audio experience cookbook koepka all right hello everyone welcome welcome thank you for being here this is a massively sold out event so really excited have you guys in the room razer and who's been a general assembly before some of you all right first time as an prevail school we are super excited for tonight's events we have two very incredible people gary in case here to nights if you hear this event of your tuning in online you probably knows something about them just as a quick introduction on on where where we are what this is so many has maps i'm one of the cofounders here general assembly we started generals on the five years ago really as a as something you kind of like a sociological experiment to see if we could trade really an epicenter and community for technology design and entrepreneurship in new york city and it took off into this incredible way so now fast forward you know five years to 2015 and general assembly as israeli and kind of educational institution you you know our our mission is about transforming people's lives for the better about connecting them with opportunity is with skills with amazing ideas with the right people the right the right talent so they can go off and pursue work but they lock you know it's not just about doing what makes money but it's about doing what what you know hits you here and what you're what you're passionate about these guys are both testament to the power of pursuing your passions and turning that into nunnelee making a living but but empires so without further ado let's jump in two very accomplished and exciting people here today with gary.

"general assembly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"About the un and i was a stunned is you were if you heard what i repeated in the last hour i don't know if you heard this did you know that on fridays the general assembly hall building of the un there was a call to muslim prayers you say well that's no big deal they do the same at harvard did you know that no other religion as appropriate at the un building as a place of worship well that's no big deal they do that at berkeley only muslims need apply you see there may be a separation of church and state when it comes to jewish christian buddhist or any other religion but not when it comes to islam why is that why is that because that's the way it is it's a religion of conquest it's been that way from the time it was filed that it's not a religion of peace at its core doesn't mean there are peaceful muslims of course there are peaceful muslims who have evolved yes of course there are but unfortunately time is running out the clock is running down and we keep having these wooden heads who put their heads in the sand and attack donald trump is though he's worse than kim jongun and isis put together no mention of radical islamic terrorism is allowed except by donald trump listen to what he said a clip three today in front of this crowd of gangsters call the united nations general assembly listen to this one we will stop radical islamic terrorism because we cannot allow going to tear up our nation and indeed to tear up the entire world we must denied the terrorists safehaven transit funding and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology we must strive them out of our nations now you understand why he's hated so much by those in the media because this is anathema to their big lie the general assembly as an audience against america did you know that less than half of the one hundred ninety three un member states are free democracies less than half and the you know the all share a common goal which is tied down american destroy israel did you know that the only people will get applause are those who apologize for america like president barry hussein obama in his first un speech barriers saint obama said america has acted unilaterally without regard for the interests of others only a few days after.

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"general assembly" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"general assembly" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"About the un and i was a stunned is you are a few hard what i repeated in the last hour i don't know if you heard this did you know that on fridays in the general assembly hall building of the un there was a call to moslem prayers you say well that's no big deal they do the same at harvard did you know that no other religion as appropriate at the un building as a place of worship well that's no big deal they do that at berkeley only muslims need apply you see there may be a separation of church and state when it comes to jewish christian buddhist or any other religion but not when it comes to islam why is that why is that because that's the way it is it's a religion of conquest it's been that way from the time it was filed that it's not a religion of peace at its core doesn't mean there are peaceful muslims of course they're a peaceful muslims who have evolved yes of course there are but unfortunately time is running out the clock is running down and we keep having the these wooden heads who put their heads in the sand that attack donald trump is though he's worse than kim jongun and isis put together no mention of radical islamic terrorism is allowed except by donald trump listen to what he said a clip three today in front of this crowd of gangsters called the united nations general assembly listen to this one we will stop radical islamic terrorism because we cannot allow i went to tear up our nation and indeed to tear up the entire world we must denied the terrorists safehaven transit funding and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology we must drive them out of our nation's now you understand why he is hated so much by those in the media because this is anathema to their big lie the general assembly as an audience against america digital get less than half of the one hundred ninety three un member states are free democracies less than half and you know the all share a common goal which is tied down american destroy israel did you know that the only people get applause are those who apologize for america like president barry hussein obama in his first un speech barriers saint obama said america has acted unilaterally without regard for the interests of others only a few days after.

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