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ZOA's David Schoen Addresses Pending Suit Against Steve Bannon
"Well I mean you've got it all in a nutshell What you just said let me be clear from the beginning since we've got a pending case here I don't generally address pending cases But I am addressing this case because I think I have an obligation to respond because the attorney general Garland saw fit to issue a press release on Friday after mister Bannon was indicted And in it he said that the charges against mister Bannon reflected department of justices steadfast commitment to pursuing equal justice under the law I can't think of much that's further from the truth than that This is in no way the pursuit of equal justice under law to put it in perspective by the way for people since 2008 have been referred for criminal contempt And that's what mister Bennet is charged with criminal contempt to the Justice Department Not one of them was ever charged with criminal contempt Lois learner Eric holder Harriet Myers Josh Bolton all across the board politically This is what we're seeing today from the Biden administration from this Congress is the politicization of the criminal process for a vindictive reasons And what they did in those other cases and three of the four is they had a dispute over whether the document should be turned over And so they initiated a civil enforcement action to get a judge to decide whether they should be turned over That's all mister Bennett asked for here From a president Trump invoked executive privilege mister Bannon's lawyer received a letter directing him not to appear and not to turn over any documents because privilege has been invoked His lawyer advised him to honor that mister Ben wanted to honor that for the former president because it clearly does apply former president We know from the case Nixon versus general service administration a former president Ken invoked privilege and it's very important privilege in the mazars case The court said this is a privilege of the highest sanctity executive privilege Why Because the president of the United States has to be able to speak freely to advisers even if they're no longer on the staff We often call that president often calls on former advisers because their wealth of knowledge they knew something then They know something now and they're kept in
Safety Groups, Unions Urge US to Fix Recalled Government Vehicles
"Consumer groups are calling on the U. S. government to stop using or selling fleet vehicles that have unrepaired issues that it prompted a safety recall the center for auto safety Consumer Reports and several large government employee unions have asked the White House to push the general services administration to address safety issues within the government fleet including vehicles with Takata airbags faulty General Motors ignition switches or other issues that led to a safety recall the group say by not fixing these problems tens of thousands of federal employees and everyone on the road are endangered the U. S. government has more than six hundred thousand vehicles in its fleet some of which are later sold to the public Jackie Quinn Washington
The Extent of Tech Regulations With an Expert
"I'm here with juniper networks is bob dunne to talk about oversight regulations in the tech industry. Hello bipolar you. Good connor how are you. I'm doing well tell us a little bit about your history working with government and how it regulates the tech industry web connor i. I moved to virginia with my family about eighteen years ago. I know mentor of mine from nortel said. Can you come down here and help me figure out this federal thing as he put it and i fell in love with the federal market and its customers Since then i was in a bid for awhile. And then i worked exclusively with the intelligence community for nortel which was some of the most rewarding work i've ever i've ever done then. I tried my hand in small business. I went to a company called star which is based out of portland oregon again focused on the army and tactical solutions. Then i went to ericsson federal which was actually sold in in spun off and korea. We created the company called ozias which still exists today. And then i went back to pack star. I was ceo. They are for a little over four years. And now i'm With juniper and very proud to be vp of federal for juniper networks with regards to standards and regulations and how the oversight works with the tech industry. You know you have the usual names. Like the fcc in epa eeoc in other agencies like that but What many may not be familiar with our agencies. Gsa which is a general services administration and nist which is the national institution for standards and technology. Their mission is to enable innovation through standards and measurements. And then on top of that. Of course you have congressional oversight which pays attention to The industry and what tech companies put out whether it's a service Or hardware yeah. I'm a big fan of nist here at sgx. Because i used so much of their documentation to help. Inform my understanding of technology. When i'm writing my articles before we dive into specifics. How is the tech industry regulated Do the industry regulators and various governments. Have a tight grip or things still fairly lax. I guess it depends on which industry. You're talking about so when the part that i'm familiar with an obviously involved in right now as network equipment providers we provide solutions and we are heavily regulated when you look at the social media companies You know it's it's a new world and you've heard about the Congressional meetings and some of the scrutiny twitter and facebook and others are under. And i think they're just trying to figure out now how best to regulate them do you Put a lot of standards in place like we have today through all the certifications we go through the federal government It remains to be seen with the latest Hack that occurred. A lot of people are concerned about cybersecurity as they should be. And i think there's going to be more regulation in that area as well. yeah maybe rightfully so. What are some of the significant government or industry regulations that organizations are still complying with. Well again you know nist is is very important to juniper and we go through the steps internally and then we put forward our solutions to nist and other agencies there's an organization called the gic which is joint interoperability interoperability tests center. We put a lot of our solutions through that process and then are certifications like a fed ramp when you're talking about the cloud phipps. has strong criteria that that Have to be met and other certifications going on down the line. So you think about. Americans with disabilities act which is section five away if to be compliant with that and the list is pretty long but When you select the market that you want to go after and provide secure solutions it's necessary. It's a requirement so that will continue. And i think those companies that comply with the standards and regulations really benefit from the outcomes because it makes their solution stronger. And while there's a lot of company oversight internal oversight. I think having the checks and balances only make the company stronger. That's good to hear. It seems like there's more regulations than just on the tech itself like you mentioned About disabilities and it isn't important to remember that these organizations are just like any other in that they have the workplace regulations on top of the technological regulations Exactly however in general what does regulation of the tech industry look like in the united states. You know what aspects of the technology are most regulated while the first word that comes to mind is security so every aspect of what we delivered to our customers. has different levels of security. There's risk management framework. Put out by diet cap that must be followed and we do I mentioned the There are others that are put in place like nyack. The national information assurance partners And they focus on common criteria and then companies also put in the rigors into their supply chain so supply chain management is critically important because it starts really at the idea of a solution or a product or a service all the way down the chain to implementation at offering so especially with the bad actors that are trying to penetrate networks companies have to Maintain control and put in a security standards that are second to none and if you look at the best technology companies the most successful technology companies security is always top of mind and and i think it will be top of mind for a long time.
President Joe Biden commits to replacing entire federal fleet with electric vehicles
"Electric vehicles are rolling into Washington, President Biden this week announced a plan to replace the federal government's entire fleet of gas burning vehicles with TVs. The federal government also owned a non enormous fleet of vehicles. Which we're going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America. Chad Kerschner is the editor in chief of E V pulls, he says a lot of those are larger vehicles like Postal service vans. They don't seem to be where it's care going to see it. Biggest initial push on Ben. The ability of like electric pickup trucks and stuff in all the U. S government owns about 645,000 cars and trucks, according to a 2019 General Services Administration report at the president's plan is not limited to vehicles themselves. The biggest concerns, I think right now that the president's the President Biden Seems to want to address his infrastructure. Where do you charge? What kind of charges available with tech trends? I'm Jim. Brilliant ABC
Biden Wants to Replace U.S. Fleet Vehicles with American-Made EVs
"A plan to replace the federal government's entire fleet of gas burning vehicles. With Eve es. The federal government also owned a new, enormous fleet of vehicles. Which we're going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America. Chad Kerschner is the editor in chief of E V pulls, he says. A lot of those are larger vehicles like postal service vans. They and seemed to be where it's care going to see it. Biggest initial push on Ben. The ability of like electric pickup trucks and stuff in all the U. S government owns about 645,000 cars and trucks, according to a 2019 General Services Administration report at the president's plan is not limited to vehicles themselves. The biggest concerns, I think right now that the president's the President Biden Seems to want to address his infrastructure. Where do you charge? What kind of charges available with tech trends? I'm Jim.
Biden vows to electrify the federal government’s 600,000-vehicle fleet
"Into Washington President Biden this week announced a plan to replace the federal government's entire fleet of gas burning vehicles with TVs. The federal government also owns a non enormous Fleet of vehicles which were going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America. Chad Kerschner is the editor in chief of E V pulls, he says a lot of those are larger vehicles like postal service vans. They and seemed to be where it's care going to see it. Biggest initial push on Ben, the ability of like electric pickup trucks and stuff in all the U. S government owns about 645,000 cars and trucks, according to a 2019 General Services Administration report, and the president's plan is not limited to vehicles themselves. The biggest concerns, I think right now that the president's the President Biden Seems to want to address is infrastructure. Where do you charge? What kind of charges available with Tech trends? I'm Jim. Brilliant. ABC News. Tributes are pouring in
Electric Vehicles Are Rolling Into Washington
"Announced a plan to replace the federal government's entire fleet of gas burning vehicles with TVs. The federal government also owns an enormous Fleet of vehicles which were going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America. Chad Kerschner is the editor in chief of E V pulls, he says a lot of those are larger vehicles like Postal service vans, then seemed to be where it's here, going to see it. Biggest initial push on Ben, the ability of like electric pickup trucks and stuff in all the U. S government owns about 645,000 cars and trucks, according to a 2019 General Services Administration report, and the president's plan is not limited to vehicles themselves. The biggest concerns, I think right now that the president's the President Biden Seems to want to address is infrastructure. Where do you charge? What kind of charges available with tech trends? I'm Jim Brilliant ABC News. Tesla's semi truck production looks to be delayed again until the
Washington, DC appeals court sends lawsuit over Trump financial records back to lower court
"On the House Oversight and Reform Committee got another shot at getting Trump Hotel documents from the General Services Administration. Federal news Networks jury Hackman has more three judge panel in the D. C. Court of Appeals is sending the committee's case back to the lower courts to decide the merits of the document request. Do you see? Federal court dismissed the lawsuit in August 2018 on procedural grounds. Lawmakers asked for monthly statements of the hotel's revenues and expenses and correspondence between G s A and the Trump transition team. Jury. Heckman Fed Loose network President
Biden and Harris receive first Presidential Daily Brief after transition delay
"Today marked a major step in the presidential transition of power. President elect Joe Biden and VP elect Kamila Harris started receiving high level intelligence briefings. The decision to provide those daily briefings came out to the General Services Administration GS a officially put the administration in the transition process emotion last
Biden Expected To Name More Cabinet Members As Transition Of Power Goes On
"For the White House. The president elect is preparing to announce more key staff positions after the holiday weekend. His transition aides now have clearance to work with members of the outgoing administration. Donald Trump, the departing president, still claims he won the election. But during this week, his actions and even some of his words Have been more in line with the reality that he lost. And we have NPR political correspondent Asthma college with us this morning. Hi, Asma. Hi there. Okay. So Biden has already unveiled its foreign policy. National security teams. What is he turning to this week? Well. The big news of this week was that the General Services Administration told Joe Biden's team that that it could officially begin the transition process. So what this means is that he will likely begin to have his first in person National Security briefings next week. Hey, will likely begin receiving the president's daily brief on Monday. And, you know, typically, the incoming president would receive classified intelligence briefings. Just so that they have a sense of you know what they're stepping into into the White House. But by didn't had not been receiving these classified briefings because of the delays in the transition process, you know, in terms of other key appointments we already know thanks to my colleague, Frank or Dona is is reporting that Biden is planning to nominate Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary. She, of course, has plenty of experience navigating tough economic environment. We'll get a fuller picture of the other people on Biden's economic team, and I'm really interested to see this in part, David because it's coming at a critical moment when millions of people are set to lose unemployment benefits at the end of the year, and there's this ongoing debate about additional covert relief. Yeah, a lot of important debate over that issue,
Biden can start accessing presidential daily briefing as transition gets underway
"Over to the transition Now some new developments today when it comes to the Biden team getting caught up. President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris are set to begin receiving the presidential daily brief on Monday. According to transition spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki. Biden had been unable to receive those briefings until now because the General Services Administration, the body that oversees the transition process, had declined to ascertain him as the clear winner of the election. Biden's first PDB will come more than three weeks after the
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
Biden to begin receiving classified presidential daily briefings
"The white house has given formal approval for president elect joe biden to receive the president's daily brief. This follows a formal notice by the general services administration on monday night. The formal transition of government can't proceed receiving classified intelligence briefing is typically one of the first rights of a presidential candidate after winning the election. President-elect biden speaking with nbc's. Lester holt in his first interview since the election media. We've got outreach from From the security shop from to just across the board and they're already working out man my ability to get presidential daily rates. Were already working out meeting with the covert team in the white house. And how to not only distribute but get a from a vaccine being distributed to be pershing able to get vaccinated. So i think we're going to not be so far behind the curve as we thought we might be in the past and there's a lot of immediate discussion and And and i must say the outreach has been sincere. There's not been begrudging so far and i don't expect it to be so the yes it's already begun
Biden can start accessing presidential daily briefing as transition gets underway
"All right, let's talk some election challenges in transition activity. Take it away. Yeah, let's start with the transition activity, which is underway. We know that. As of Monday, the General Services Administration informed President elect Joe Biden at the Trump administration was ready to begin the formal transition process, which in essence is their first step in admitting that President Trump didn't win the Joe Biden did, and we're beginning the process of getting the power and information to the hands of the person that should be taking over come January 20th. So that is, at least to this point in time. We're hearing underway Joe Biden's transition team now talking with all federal agencies. And with that A part of this transition also includes having the ability to access additional office space inside those agencies and the ability to use federal dollars for background checks on Biden's White House staff appointments as well as Cabinet picks, and it also opens the door for Joe Biden. To have the access to the cove in 19 data vaccine vaccine distribution plans and also get the presidential daily briefing. So all of that supposedly began yesterday is going through today here as well. And the interesting part about that is that while that's all underway, President Trump is still saying he is refusing to concede and that he is going to continue to fight. S O yesterday morning. He tweeted that there would be a big lawsuit that would be filed soon. Now we don't know what that lawsuit is. But the president says he's moving full steam ahead still full steam ahead. Now. Today, they're scheduled to be in Pennsylvania Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, meeting that Rudy Giuliani scheduled that is supposed to kind of clarify where things stand in regards to these elections suits that have gone on. We know that when you're just looking at the track record right now, there's only about three active cases remaining right now, out of all of the other cases. They haven't filed a case that the law team for President Trump since November 18th. So all of the lawsuits came between Election Day on November 18th. And since then, the flurry of lawsuits really kind of all concluded bloom. Daddy only three left in one of those, for instance, in Michigan is just all about there being rejected. Defective, improper fire. Wait, That's something that generally you fix real quick. Send it back to the courts and begin the process of hearing that case That hasn't happened with President Trump's legal team. We don't know why was it a mistake? Was it something that planning on doing But we do know that there might be an announcement today after Pennsylvania had their certification of votes yesterday. There might be an announcement today. They're in Gettysburg as to what the next move is going to be for the legal team. In Pennsylvania. I was watching an interview with Alan Dershowitz. And, of course, the Allens Ah, liberal attorney. Very, very bright. He said that the president probably had his best legal footing in Pennsylvania with two or three angles. But so far that really has not come to fruition is you kind of pointed out? Yeah, it's been a situation where you had 19 cases filed by the campaign. 15 have already been denied or dismissed by judges or withdrawn from the campaign itself. Most of that is coming from lack of substantial evidence of voter fraud to back up the claim, so what's left is Not a lot, and also not a lot of time Bloom, Daddy because you're going to have come the 14th of December which, as we're just looking at that calendars here, Thanksgiving wraps up and then they come. Everybody comes back to town. November 30th. The next days. December 1st you've got till December 14th to have electors from each state meet to formally nominate the next president. So if you're going to try to get a legal something battle in you start and finish it before December 14th in order to have any effect on it. Have a sign of that is if you're just trying to work the angle of getting electors to make a decision independent of the state. They represent an independent of the votes that were cast in that state that you also have two weeks to try to get that done here. So I don't know what's going to be able to get done. But these next two weeks between now and December, 14th will be interesting to see cause that will kind of finalize any final nails in the confident you will of the 2020 election.
Joe Biden gives first post-election TV interview
"Joe biden president-elect giving his first interview since becoming president-elect he just sat down with nbc's. Lester holt let's get to kayla tashi with the exclusive sound kayla melissa interview wrapping just a few moments ago following president-elect biden's announcement of some key national security and foreign policy appointments and in that sitdown interview biden says the peaceful transfer of power a hallmark of american democracy as begun the head of the gsa yesterday unlocked the mechanisms for there to be a formal transition of power recognizing your status right now. Is that happening on the ground of their people talking right now who were talking yesterday. Yes immediately we got outreach. From from the nasa security shop from suggested across the board and already working out met my ability to get presidential daily. Briefs were already working out meeting with the covert team in the white house. And how to not only distribute but get from vaccine being distributed to be person able to get vaccinated. So i think we're gonna not be so far behind the curve as we thought we might be in the past. And there's a lot of immediate discussion. And and and i must say the outreach has been sincere there's not been begrudging so far and i don't expect it to be so the yes. It's already begun. That comes just hours. After the general services administration official ascertainment of the presidency biden saying that outreach is happening at all levels melissa that interview will air this evening on nightly news six thirty pm eastern time
GSA designates Joe Biden "apparent winner," enabling official transition
"And so more than two weeks after the major networks declared Joe Biden, the winner of the presidential election, Emily Murphy finally did what she should have done back on November 7th when Biden's victory became apparent. Now. Emily Murphy is a heretofore unknown federal government employee who is the head of the General Services Administration. It is her job to sign off on Biden's win, which allows the presidential transition to officially begin. It permits current Trump Administration agency officials to coordinate with the incoming Biden team and provides millions of dollars in government funding for the transition. If you've listened to the Ron Owens report in recent weeks, you know I was not in Emily Murphy side when it came there doing her one big job. It doesn't seem that difficult aspect. She said she needed only to ascertain that Biden is the apparent winner of the election. And yet somehow she delayed it up until yesterday, forcing hundreds of people joining the new Biden administration to work without government paid assistance. Hmm. That sounds very trump here. I mean, seriously. Despite Biden's clear victory, she stalled in her letter, finally initiating the formal transition process. Murphy said she had not been pressured by the White House to delay the transition and did not make a decision out of fear or favoritism. She wrote, And I quote, please. No, I came to my decision independently based on the law and available fax. Yeah, of course she did. She's neutrals sort of. I mean, she was appointed by President Trump and unsuccessfully tried to be on his transition team in 2016. And every day she delayed making the obvious choice made it more difficult for Joe Biden to put his people in place and work towards a smooth transition to the new administration. In effect, she allowed the delay to possibly be used by enemies of the United States like Russia, who thrive on making countries chaotic. Bottom line. I don't believe her, but at least now her 15 minutes are up. As for Trump Well, he tweeted now that he's not conceding and plans to move full speed ahead with his various legal cases challenging what he calls the most corrupt election in American political history. So we continue to witness the torture. It's vindictive, classless strategy of the president, making his successor's job more difficult from day one. It's almost criminal. Will Rogers sure never met Donald Trump. I admit I'm still enjoying the pain look of Trump. It makes you wonder. Could he actually believe that he won, Huh? Come on, man. No, but the way he's not carrying himself might make future government officials and everyday bosses think twice before surrounding themselves with sick of fence. Is there any doubt that in speaking with foreign leaders who called him out of obligation, he did all he could to poison the water for Biden, his scorched earth way of handling defeat. Go down in history as the classic example of hubris and Pettiness. I'll be watching with great interest how true Republican senators in Congress members deal with him. Now they no longer will have the power to directly make their lives miserable. A few weeks ago, I was pretty convinced that Trump would keep the GOP in this corner for the next four years by offering daily critiques of anything Biden does. I hope the media would wake up and see how they've been consistently manipulated by Trump and punish him by not reporting every word he speaks. Now, though, you know last week or so I'm watching some of the Republican senators who repeated his Bs open up a bit. And veteran Watergate reporter called. Bernstein has now released a list of 21 Republican senators who in private, have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump and his fitness for office. Maybe by 2024. His own party might reject his bed for a rematch. Meanwhile, is the first round of Biden administration nominations a release. It's clear that by this choosing people who are indisputably X Spurs in their fields over bigger names and democratic politics. There'll be very little on the job training needed for senior members of Biden's White House, as CNN reported. The simple act of hiring people qualify for their jobs is in itself a rejection of the Trump model, which installed donors, right wing ideologues and inexperienced allies into positions of power in some instances, The express purpose of undermining the institutions they were meant to lead, so we'll find ourselves with a very competent yet a times boring new president and a faceless cabinet. After all we've been through these last four years. Doesn't that sound
Pennsylvania certifies election results, confirming Biden victory
"Right? It is official the governor of Pennsylvania certifying that President elect Joe Biden is the winner of that state's presidential race and the 20 electoral votes that go along with it. And sometime this afternoon, the president elect himself Joe Barton will formally introduce nominees and appointees to national security and foreign policy posts. This after the Trump administration officially allowed The transition of power to begin. The AP is Mike Garcia with Maura. After weeks of resistance and facing mounting criticism, the Trump administration appears ready to allow federal agencies to coordinate with President elect Joe Biden on the transition. The path was opened Monday night when the General Services Administration determined Biden is the apparent winner of the November 3rd election. That declaration from G S. A administrator, Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee, came on the heels of Michigan certification of Biden's victory. The Wolverine state. The GSC announcement was followed by a tweet from President Donald Trump recommending GS and his team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols. Mike Rossia
Michigan certifies election results
"In Michigan as thousands watched on video President Trump's strategy to somehow win an election that he lost. Suffered another blow. A four member board certified Michigan's vote for Joe Biden, making it clear that the step was required by law. The move followed an embarrassing flameout for Trump's legal team in Pennsylvania, the latest lawsuit that they have lost and by the end of the day, a key member of Trump's administration came close to acknowledging the obvious. Emily Murphy Still did not refer to Joe Biden is president elect. But in a letter the head of the General Services Administration released federal funding to be used in the event of a transition of power. Let's begin our coverage with
"general services administration" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Although President Trump refuses to concede the election, he has agreed to allow Joe Biden to begin the transition process. President maintains that he has a strong legal case and believes he will still prevail. But he's also directing his administration to cooperate with the incoming Biden team as the transition begins now that the General Services Administration has determined Biden won the election. The former vice president will have access to transition funding and open communication with government agencies to ensure a smooth transfer of power. Greg Clugston Washington The former adviser to President Trump, Salem tacos, Dr Sebastian Gorka suggested Mr Trump's ongoing battle to make sure that all of the legal votes have been counted. Should come as no surprise his career and his presidency. Trump has set goals and done everything he could within the law to achieve them. He accepts defeat but never gives up. However, Gorka notes of both time and options are running short to effectively challenge the election's outcome. Number of states and cities tightening coronavirus restrictions Hoping to solve the spread of the virus. The federal government today starts distributing 30,000 doses of an experimental antibody drug to fight Cove in 19. It's the same drug administered to President Trump. Just last month, given us a one time I V treatment to Corona virus patients who are at high risk of developing serious illness. Dr. Janet Woodcock and FDA advisor Toe Operation Warp Speed says study suggests the drug can reduce the pressure on hospital systems. That's correspondent Jennifer King. A rally is underway on Wall Street this hour. The Dow is up 345 points less than 100 points away from 30,000, the S and P better by 30 and the National composite Index up 36 points more on these stories at town hall dot com. Say you've decided to build a bicycle from scratch. Sounds like an impossible project for my skills. But let's say you've got the skills and I offer you an advantage. A special tool that would help you build a bike faster while saving your legitimate money. My guess is you'd say, Bring it on. If you wouldn't Well, then this commercial isn't going to make much sense. My name is Ryan. I'm from the United Faith Mortgage and we believe we haven't advantageous tool for you. Our mortgage team is lucky to have a direct lender advantage our companies set up to use its own.
"general services administration" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The General Services Administration has told President elect Joe Biden that he is the apparent winner of the presidential election. They are in receipt of a letter of ascertainment from the G s a administrator, Emily Murphy. That is the letter that they have been waiting for. That signifies the G s. A has now ascertained. Biden won the election and they now have $7.5 million in federal resource is to officially begin the transition. That is something that the buying transition has been growing. Very impatient about locks. Is Peter juicy, near the Biden Home and Delaware. It also means the president elect gets access to sensitive government information. President Trump posting on social media. He's told his staff to work with the Biden team, but his legal challenges to the election's outcome will continue. The president elected naming his national security team. Today's announcements includes several names from the Obama administration. Biden's pick for Secretary of state, Antony Blinken, served as the second in command at state as deputy secretary under the Obama Biden administration. Biden's appointee for head of homeland security, Alejandro May York, US is also an Obama alone. Took the lead in implementing DACA, New York, US is also the first Latino and immigrant to be nominated to the top job at DHS. Fighting is also appointing the first woman to be the director of National Intelligence. Averil Haynes. Boxes. Hilary von next week. Former Fed chair Janet Yellen is expected to be named the Treasury secretary. Los Angeles residents already under a 10 p.m. curfew may soon be ordered to stay home all day. Diagnosed daily coronavirus cases in L. A county have reached an average of 4500 that surpasses the health department's lockdown. Trigger point. The L. A County Board of Supervisors could votes on in order tomorrow that would limit residents leave home only for essentials. America is listening to Fox News. From before the Central Credit Union. How much traffic.
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"Ahead by 328 points. It's 10 o'clock, you CBS News on the hour your home for original reporting a math Piper in New York. After weeks of delay, the agency known as the General Services Administration, has granted Joe Biden and his team access to millions of dollars in federal funds to begin his transition of power. GSC administrators in a letter to the president elect more from CBS is Bo Eriksson, the head of Biden's transition team said transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response have a full accounting of our national security interests and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration's efforts to hollow out government agencies. It's official. Now. Joe Biden won the state of Michigan in the presidential race. W. W. Jay's John Hewett. After three hours of public comment via zoom, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted 3 to 0 with one abstention. Certified the state's November 3rd election results. Republican board vice chair Aaron Van Lang veld providing the key swing vote. Boardman do its part of the law. Comply with our liver duty to certify this election. The vote brings an official end to a challenge by the Trump campaign attempting to block the election certification in Michigan. John Hewett for CBS News. Detroit News of a third promising Corona virus vaccine is bringing hope that the end of the pandemic could be inside. But infections air surging at a CBS is Nancy Chen reports, the approaching holiday could pose another turning point. Health officials are concerned this week's gatherings will intensify the search. It's a natural Reaction to say Now Wait a minute. I know these people. You know, They're friends. They're coming in. You tend to l miss intuitively and instinctively let you let your guard down. New.
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"It can help cases from getting worse so patients can avoid being hospitalized. The General Services Administration has now ascertained that President elect Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the November 3rd election that clears the way for the start of the transition process from a Biden administration from a Trump administration. Despite efforts to block the final vote certification in Michigan, the board of Canvassers there, a signed off on a Biden victory. Here's our Mike Rossiya. The board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats voted 30 to confirm the results of the election, with one abstention. Under Michigan law, Biden claims all 16 electoral votes from the state. The Trump legal team shrugged off the set back, saying the certification was simply a procedural step. President elect Biden met online today with the nation's mayors and his Started to announce his Cabinet picks, some of who have served in the Obama administration and are experienced in federal government Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23 year old gunman in the killings of two workers at a Nebraska sonic fast food restaurant in Bellevue. Roberto's Carlos Silva was charged Monday with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. No motive is yet known. Strikes closed higher today. This is AP News President elect Joe Biden's making history with his pick for Treasury secretary, Former Fed chair Janet Yellen. Yellen is widely admired in the financial world. She was the first woman to serve his Fed chair and will become the first woman to lead the Treasury. As Treasury secretary. She would face the weakened economy now in the grip of a resurgent virus, which is raising concerns of a double dip recession as states and cities re imposed restrictions on businesses and Thomas Washington. Biden's also naming a woman as director of National Intelligence. Averil Haynes Ah, former deputy director of the CIA, will be the first woman to hold that director post. Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to specifically named 21. Republican senators, he says, have privately expressed contempt for President Trump. Three of those who are named deny it. Jackie Quinn. AP News It's just been approved for emergency usage by the FDA. Now the government's shipping an experimental drug, the second anybody treatment for Corona virus patients, Health and Human Services. Secretary Alex A. Czar says the government will start distributing doses of an experimental anybody drug to fight Cove in 19. It's the same one president Trump received last month. We expect to distribute about 30,000 doses of the regeneration product tomorrow. With more to come. In the ensuing weeks, it's given as a one time I V treatment to Corona virus patients who are at high risk of developing serious illness. Dr. Janet Woodcock and FDA advisor to Operation Warp Speed says studies suggest the drug can reduce the pressure on hospital systems placebo high risk patient had a 9% chance of hospitalization or visit. Versus 3% of treated individuals. Earlier this month, the FDA allowed similar use of drugs from Eli Lilly. Jennifer King, Washington Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says.
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"Winner. One Jack Callahan Fox News, the General Services Administration, approving the formal transition from one administration to the next to begin. In a letter to Biden G s a administrator, Emily Murphy says she made the determination based on the law and available fact. Sin was not directly or indirectly pressured by the White House. In a follow up Twitter, Pope's president Trump says his legal cases will continue, and he believes his campaign will prevail. But he adds in the interest of the country, he recommends the GSC do what needs to be done and has told his team to do the same boxes Jared Helper and reports the move freeze up more than $7 million in transition expenses. About the Trump campaign's legal battles. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to throw out about 8000 absentee ballots from the Pittsburgh area. The Michigan State Board of Canvassers has certified its vote count from the November 30 election, and in the morning Georgia will begin its recount Voting system Implementation manager Gabriel Sterling says there is no evidence to support GOP claims of widespread voter fraud and that baseless attacks on the integrity of US elections. Is dangerous, regardless of which party is making them the undermining our system, whether it be by Stacey Abrams two years ago or by Donald Trump's teams Day without evidence. We We We can't buy into there has to be evidence Everybody has due process. Sterling says he and other elections officials have received threats of the outcome of the presidential race in Georgia. Police are investigating Fox's Jonathan Serrie. President elect Biden has named Anthony Blinken to be his secretary of state. He served as deputy secretary in the Obama administration. Alejandro Mayorkas, who helped craft Daka will lead the Department of Homeland Security and every Haymes will be tapped to be the first woman of the woman to be the director of national intelligence. Next week. Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen expected to be named Treasury Secretary. America is listening to Fox News..
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"Alert. The transition can start formally on Jack Callahan. Fox News. The General Services Administration has told President elect Joe Biden. He is the apparent winner of the presidential election. They are in receipt of a letter of ascertainment from the G s a administrator, Emily Murphy, That is the letter that they have been waiting for. That signifies the G s. A has now ascertained. Biden won the election, and they now have $7.5 million in Federal resource is to officially begin the transition. That is something that the buying transition has been growing very impatient about boxes, Peter Doocy near the Biden home in Delaware, It also means the president elect will be given access to sensitive government information. President Trump Posting on social media he's told his staff to work with the Biden team is well. Earlier, the state of Michigan certifying its vote counts after hours of statements and questions and answers with state and local election officials. Michigan's board of State canvassers certified in November, 3rd. Giving President elect Biden the wind that in case you had three I vote the motion shin. The motion does move. The State board is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans. One GOP member of Stain, concluding a certification delay is needed to audit votes in Detroit. Biden won Michigan by more than 150,000 votes. Fox's Jared Helper in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out five Trump campaign lawsuits over more than 8000 absentee ballots in Allegheny County. Judge's ruling. While there were some technical violations of the election code, they didn't marry to disenfranchising thousands of Pennsylvania voters. Georgia will begin recounting its ballots again in the morning, the recount requested by the Trump administration. Wall Street ends Monday higher the Dow gained 327 points. NASDAQ closed 25 points higher, the S and P 500 added. 20 points. America is listening to Fox News. Life conditions. The lens of Liberty. Here's Helen Kriebel. I'm worried about the rash of angry protests in cities across the country, not only because they sometimes turn into riots and looting, but because there is something even more disturbing about the underlying sense of helplessness. People are resorting the street violence. Because they don't understand their unique process of self government. Several protesters have pulled reporters. We don't know what else to do. We all should look through the lens of liberty and realize that all of us hold far more power over government than we think. America. Sovereign citizens hold all the power not through violence, but through dialogue, engagement activism and especially ballots. If we don't think the government is protecting our rights,.
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"The General Services Administration says President elect Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the November 3rd election administrator, Emily Murphy sent a letter to Biden, saying that she can start the transition. Which allows him to cooperate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on January. 20th President. Trump, who had refused to concede, said today he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition, but he's vowing to keep up the fight today. Michigan certified their results in Biden's favor, and Biden is expected to pick former Fed chair Janet Yellen, his Treasury secretary. Hilary von has other names in the Cabinet. President elect Joe Biden's Cabinet is filling up with a lot of familiar faces. Biden's pick for Secretary of state, Antony Blinken, served as the second in command at state as deputy secretary under the Obama Biden administration. Biden's appointee for Head of homeland security, Alejandro May York, US is also in Obama alum and took the lead in implementing DACA. Fighting is also appointing the first woman to be the director of National Intelligence. Admiral Haynes. She worked as deputy CIA director. They're under Obama, the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Linda Thomas Greenfield, who's coming out of retirement to take this job. Biden's national security advisor will be Jake Sullivan, who was a key negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal. Biden also had a conference call with mayor today, saying he's ready to work with all of them on the cove in response. Have introduced him in quarantine says most of the new covert cases in California are people under 50 18 to 49 age cohort. That's now representing 60% of All of our new cases, he says, the say, continues to increase the number of tests every day. The two week positivity rate is 5.5%. We are below the national rate. He made his remarks virtually as he and his family are in quarantine after his kids were possibly exposed by a CHP officer who was positive. The CHP Provides protection for the governor and his family. The first weekend of the statewide curfew prompted several protests across southern California, including right here in San Diego County, dubbed Curfew Breakers. Protesters rallied in Huntington Beach, while others burned their face masks in San Clemente Deseret.
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"Now if your political junkie you're just interested in the 2020 election, you know she is and if not, Don't worry. She's going to disappear from the news soon and her name will be relegated to a trivia game. Right now. She is at the center of the presidential transition Controversy. Emily Murphy is the administrator of the General Services Administration, and part of her job is to ascertain the apparent winner of the presidential election. Which launches the official transition process. In this case, it comes with pressure from both sides and even death threats from what's been written and said she's perfectly suited for this important job. She was a congressional aide and worked away up the GSC ranks to reach your current position. Almost everything said about her seems laudatory. Her colleagues and friends use words like ethical Moral and scrupulous that said she was appointed by President Trump and even volunteered to be part of his transition team in 2016. So why is he stalling? Well, apparently her concern involves the famous Florida debacle in 2000 when the Supreme Court ultimately ruled George W. Bush was the winner. To be blunt. Any comparison is ludicrous. In that case, the legitimacy of 5400 Florida votes will determine the next president. While today there's no way the apparent result would change even if Trump went all of his legal challenges, and so far he has lost. Every one of them. So all Emily Murphy has to sign is the ascertainment. And yet she hasn't why the G s a says it doesn't pick who wins the election. But instead and I quote ascertained the apparent successful candidate once the winner is clear, based on the process laid out in the Constitution. May repeat the key word in that statement. A parent is everyone listening to this report, Who doesn't believe that a minimum that Biden got more popular votes and more electoral college votes than Trump? Somebody asked me what I would do it Emily Murphy's position right now having to choose between refusing to ascertain and alienating all the Democrats or siding with Trump and having to deal with some of the people who have sent her death threats. I said it was a slam dunk. I'd ascertain immediately and I'd sign it now before the current president does even more damage to the country. On my Facebook page. I asked KGO listeners. What would you do if you were Emily Murphy? Would you release the transition money to the incoming Biden team? Absolutely, says Linda, adding, she works for the American people, not the president. She should do her job and not be swayed by the pressures of one person or party. Leslie Ass isn't a law that she signed off. She'll be out of a job. Either way, she signs up now. Well, maybe she'll get a small amount of respect from others. But if she continues this stonewalling Till over user 15 minutes of fame in the worst way, if she thinks that Trump will rehire or even care about her, I got a bridge to sell her glances. Come on, Ron. No one has been certified as President elect Neither Trump nor Biden. Senator Harris receives intelligence briefings because she's a member of Congress. But Joe Biden is just a private citizen and has no business receiving the intelligence reports. Colleen sees it this way. None of us were in her shoes. And we know nothing about what pressure she's under. But what does it matter? Why does one person have this power? Who did she answer to? David says simply. History will not be nice to this woman. He says. I'd like to think that I follow the law and not try and inject my own interpretation into. It clearly says that she must sign the authorization to accommodate the apparent winner. Beverly says withholding the information from the incoming president Steam is a federal offenses. There's gotta be something put in place for future generations to disallow this to ever happen again. Some chicken balance and overseer that can ensure a smooth transition from Ron On, says she's already looking for another job. Now is the time to release the funds quit and do a serious job search employers like people with integrity. They don't like people who come off his loser jerks. And finally, Susan sums it up by saying something is wrong with the transition system. It depends on the whim of one.
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"You know, That's that's the short answer right this committee much like the Senate, they answer to the American public. They have an equal number of Republican members and Democratic members. Unlike other other committees in the Senate, and ID. I would advise people to look up. These members call their offices flood their offices with calls if you have friends that live in the states that those members that those senators represent. Called the members of the Senate Ethics Committee and tell them that they absolutely need to take up this investigation and hold Senator Lindsey Graham accountable. The committee is run by Senator Lankford, who is from Oklahoma. Like I said, they're I believe they're 10 members of the committee by Republicans, five Democrats. It's the only fully bipartisan committee in the Senate on D. Hold there. Send them Send them postcards in them. E mails. Pick up the phone on Make make your voice heard. Let's talk a little bit about the That frustration that so many Americans are feeling regarding a lack of transition. And the woman who heads the G s a Is the person who needs to initiate this. I understand that crew has gotten involved and has requested. Yes, a presidential transition records Tell us what that's about. So the General Services Administration is a fairly small and, uh, usually obscure federal agency. Um, that helps run a lot of the Act provides practical services for the government. They helped with acquiring furniture and building space and things like that. One of the roles that it plays in the transition is It supports the office of the president elect with office space with federal funds so that they can build up the presidential transition process and have the smooth transition into power. As part of that rule, the G S a administrator has to what's called ascertain the apparent winner or the appearance successful candidate in the presidential election. There's not a lot of guidance on how to do that, but it's been done without incident for decades on basically, it means not that the G s a administrator decides who the winner is, but they You know, look at the the like how the race has been called by the media. They look at what votes are left to be counted. And they also look to what her candidate which carrier has conceded and make a determination that there's an apparent successful candidate and releases federal government funds to The apparent winner of the election. Now, in practical terms, this always happens before the election results are certified, you know, even in 2000 when there was a recount in the dispute. Um, the G s a made this ascertainment before the election was certified in the state of California s O. You know, this happens all the time and without incident, and the G s a administrator is cowering. Because the president refuses to concede despite all of the evidence supporting the fact that former Vice President Joe Biden is now the president elect of the United States and needs these funds to facilitate lots of important functions of the transition, including preparing for The preparing his incoming administration to fight the coronavirus to help put our chap the economy back on sound footing and to prepare for potential national security threats. That happened during the transition of power, which is notoriously a vulnerable time for her nations across the world. So what? What will the presidential what will the transition records? The presidential transition records from G s A. Which you're seeking. What'll that tell you Well, it'll tell us a couple of things, you know. Tell us what we asked for. Was documents related to how the G s a administrator uhm makes the ascertainment Decision. And so it will tell us What kind of guidance Emily Murphy got before election days. What kind of communication she had about it after Election Day. Whether the White House put pressure on her to not issue the not make the entertainment because the president continues to, uh Refused to face reality about his loss. You know, Another noteworthy piece of information is that the Current general counsel at the General Services Administration. Do you think might have a role in in advising the administrator on this decision has only been there since late October, and where he came from was the White House counsel's office. That's where he was a member of President Trump's White House. Impeachment defense team, and so the administration installed this person in via, say, a week before election Day in As the general counsel. And so what we want to know is why that person was brought in what advice? Um, that person gave the G s a administrator. With respect to the ascertainment decision, and whether it's contrary to guys that she had been provided, Um prior to that, and that previous administrators had been provided in in in years past. So we asked for records about the ascertainment decision dating all the way back to 2000. So that covers at least 65 elections up until this one. And, you know, I think all of the arguments that you say is made suggesting that even the close election of 2000 is eyes a a inapplicable comparison here. Just don't pass the laugh test. Yeah. Do you anticipate cooperation? Or do you think that you're going to get a rejection? And you're gonna have to sue for this information or wait until Joe Biden assumes office? I know we're going to. We're likely to have to sue Who? Because we've already had to suit the G s a four documents about transition. So one of the great things about Peru is that we try and get out in front of these issues. So we sent a records request about presidential transition to G s A in May, 6 months before the election..
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"Oh, morning News and Frank Lindsay's of the editor's desk. President elect Joe Biden says the incoming and outgoing administration should start coordinating distribution of a possible Corona virus vaccine. More people may die. If we don't coordinate you had a joint appearance with his vice president elect Kamila Harris Yesterday, and Wilmington, Delaware. ABC News correspondent Karen Travers is with us this morning to give us an idea of what else they said. Good morning, Karen. Good morning. Yeah, This was the second time in a week that Joe Biden is taking questions from reporters and Delaware. And it was notable that last week when he was asked about the potential chaotic transition, racked their of right now and how this is going to hurt his team moving forward to January 20th. He really tried to reassure people that he felt they were fine. They were in good shape. They were doing what they were doing. And if you needed anything more, he would ask towards obviously, but it has a lot of experience in federal government. But yesterday There was a different tune from the president elect, and he was talking specifically about coordination on the pandemic, And he said yesterday that you know his officials need to be talking to Trump administration officials. And, he said, quote More people may die if we don't coordinate biggest threat, he said. Right now is that the distribution of a covert 19 vaccine could be more complicated if there is any lag time, any gaps or any issues after his team comes in on January, 20th What's the latest Karen on whether the president elect will get those security briefings? There is no latest. You know, it's until the G S A. The General Services Administration says that the official designation has been made in that Joe Biden is president elect and the transition can begin biting said yesterday. You know that it was okay. And that couple. Harris, of course, is on the Intelligence committee. She's getting briefed. There are briefing happening, but it's not a zoo potentially robust as it would be once That thing is triggered with the G s A one thing we learned yesterday G s a administrator. Trump appointees coming under a lot of fire right now, for clearly not moving forward with this, maybe balance and political pressure. We learned yesterday from some information that was shared, but they've you see that she's looking for another job so well. She isn't acknowledging that the Trump administration is on its way toward ending on January 20th. She is preparing for what her next step would be. Has the General Services Administration or anyone in the in the White House explained what standard by which they would recognize Joe Biden's election is legitimate. Signal from the president. It seems you know the president, as of course, still trying to see what can happen in the court system, trying to overturn results in several battleground states as he files lawsuits in Michigan involves lawsuits in Pennsylvania and other states. We should note as we have been the last two weeks. Now that you know they have been not getting much success in the court's most of their cases have been thrown out. Judges have been very skeptical, scornful of times about The lack of evidence that the Trump lawyers are putting forward so you know, I think when there's a clear end of the road in the court system, sources close to the president say that is when he'll finally say Okay, but he won't concede he'll do it in his way. We learned yesterday the president before he leaves office wants to reduce the number of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Has there been reaction? Yeah, There's been some pushback to this The secretary general of NATO not happy with this, saying that if the withdrawal from Afghanistan too soon, or son in an uncoordinated way, the price could be very high. There's also striking to see Mitch McConnell yesterday. The Republican leader in the Senate say that a rapid withdrawal of US troops which of course it would be trying to do this by mid January. He says that would hurt our allies and delight. The people who wish us harm. McConnell express concerns the U. S would be abandoning partners in Afghanistan. Karen. Thanks for the information this morning. We'll be in touch. Maybe see White House correspondent Karen Travers. Come on news time. 6 20 time to get to our propel insurance Money. UPDATES Congress is set to vote today on reforming the FDA is aircraft certification process after the two deadly crashes involving Boeing 7 37 Max jets, the Max has been grounded since March of last year. And tomorrow the FAA could set the date for the planes returned to service. The reform bill would require an expert panel to evaluate Boeing safety culture and recommend improvements. It also requires aircraft builders to adopt safety systems and assessments for significant design changes. Retail sales are up, but not as much as expected. The Commerce Department reported a few minutes ago that retail sales rose 3/10 of a percent in October. Expected that to be a half a percent. Instead, the revised numbers for September We're also released. Retail sales originally grew by 1.9% of that month, but the final number was adjusted downward toe 1.6%..
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"General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy to formally recognize Biden as the president elect and released funds to the bite in transition team. Three process called Ascertainment, The federal election commissioner sent her a letter writing that President Trump's objections over the election results carry no official weight and should not to sway Murphy from doing her job of officially issuing a letter authorizing the biting transition to begin. The president elect's team, says Murphy's refusal to sell The letter is preventing them from moving into government offices, including secure facilities where they can discuss classified information. Meanwhile, President elect Joe Biden is mulling over who he wants in his administration. Expectations are rising for President elect Joe Biden to announce his secretary of state and sources are telling Fox News that former President Barack Obama is pushing for former national security adviser Susan Rice. Now Rice was already vetted as a member of Biden's VP shortlist, and she brings institutional knowledge and Clearances that could blunt the impact of a delayed transition. But she may face a confirmation hurdle in the Senate buttons. Transition team says it's on track to fill some 4000 appointed positions. But a week after his projected win, the General Services Administration still has not unlocked access to funds, agencies and information needed to reach full speed boxes. Jackie Honoree and history is made at Cape Canaveral or astronauts have launched on board a space X rocket to the International space station, the first fully operational Built by a private rocket company. It will take 27 hours to reach the international space station, where the astronauts will spend six months on board. Ah, flawless launch by all appearances. Fox is John Scott reporting before astronauts, three Americans and one Japanese are expected to reach the international space station late Monday following.
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"The Northwest's on Lee 24 hour News Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 Lots of questions remain as President elect Joe Biden continues to build a new administration while President Trump remains silent. The latest from a B C's Alex Appreciate as of this morning, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by more than five million votes nationally. It's the largest popular vote victory since Obama in Await Still, President Trump refuses to concede and continues to make baseless claims about election fraud. Now eyes are on Georgia. Biden is up there by more than 14,000 votes, a hand recount already authorized, though the Republican secretary of state, telling CNN he thinks the ultimate result won't change. We believe that they have doubts were counted accurately with the machine count in Arizona, Another state where Trump's challenging vote counts, the attorney general telling the local paper. If indeed there was some great conspiracy. It apparently didn't work. But the president's refusal to concede and his allies backing him has frozen the transition process. New overnight to State Department sources confirmed to ABC News. The department has given no guidance toe all diplomatic post about how to discuss the election results. And was not assisting the Biden transition with receiving calls and messages from foreign leaders. Biden's also not getting key intelligence briefings through the General Service Administration. GOP Senator James Lankford telling Kay are MG Radio Hill quote, step in if that doesn't happen by Friday. Still, President elect Joe Biden is moving forward with transition activities, biting filling a key role in his incoming administration. Tapping. Ron claim to be chief of staff claimed led the Obama administration's response to the Ebola virus. Get one thing that the Obama administration left as result of the work we started during the Ebola response and continue with the pandemic preparation office was a playbook. And on page nine of the pandemic playbook. It said. Hey, here's something to worry about A coronavirus. Former important W. Bush Chief of staff Karl Rove, wrote an op ed in The Wall Street Journal, saying that these election results won't be overturned and telling President Trump that closing out. This election will be a hard but necessary step towards restoring some unity and political equilibrium. Alex Appreciate ABC NEWS. Washington First little like Joe Biden has added four Seattle area tech professionals to his agency review team's Deke wire reports Mark Schwarz and Tom Sullivan of Amazon, Nicole Isaac of Linked in and David Kozlow Path..
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"Northern New England just a stone's throw from the connect border. For those of you who enjoy throwing stones of the Connecticut border. No point doing it now It's close. I can't even do my Ah. 15 year joke on this show that if you're fleeing the country do swing by and say hello. You can't miss us because we've got a big sign on the highway, saying last rush guest host before the board. I can't do that. Does. The board is closed to all those? I don't even know what all those liberal celebrities threatening to flee the country You've got even get into Canada. The borders closed the Maple Curtain. Has descended across the 49th parallel and killed my joke. My other joke which the cove it is killed. Because for some reason, I always used to like to do this joke every couple of years because for some reason, there was a time when the release of the new James Bond film Used to coincide with the American election and I, for years and years and years going back to Clinton. Bob Dole. I always used to do a thing about Oh, yeah. Have you seen the new bond? Oh, yeah, It's got this absolutely terrifying scene where a shark is thrown into a tank of Democratic party operatives on I did that joke for like I did that joke reliably, and I can't do it now because they postponed the new double 07 film till next spring. Me because of the cove it so I can't do that joke. They've killed two of my only got seven jokes. And the grim state of the world we live in, as has killed two of them. I mention just before when we were talking just before the top of the hour. But the question is what Relief Do you seek from the court? So, for example, I'm not interested, couldn't be less interested in bull bar. Opening up. Bill BA Is it Bill Ba baba? I can't remember. Now they resigning that have been so many it's Bilbao at the summit of Justice, opening up a possible criminal investigation into the shenanigans. I don't. I don't even like that word shenanigans because it implies that what's going on is less evil than it is. There's just something lovable rogues get up to, as Rush was talking about Monday you made. The very good point was Monday was the day before a couple of days earlier, but he made the very good point that for over a century now We have looked at Ah, sister systemic fraud in key places in the United States in famous cities on we've made jokes about it. Though the running jokes about everybody getting up out of the cook County graveyards and going to vote in Chicago. We've turned it into a joke. It isn't a joke. It's evil. I don't know why we turned it into a joke. And, you know, we have to sit through like rubbish. Like Mr Smith goes to Washington, Jimmy Stewart. Aah! Alvar. Very honest and straight shooting and all the rest of it. For every Mr Smith goes to Washington. There are a zillion Films and pays and novels in which people who steal elections have presented a cz loveable rogues. But the thing about it is a criminal investigation isn't going to be wrapped up before the electoral college meets in December. There going to be starting to certify ce right now only networks. Only networks have called the election. The only reason Hey, Khun, stand there! Joe Biden in front of that office of the President elect thing on, by the way for you constitutional scholars out there. What? What clothes? In the United States Constitution provides for the office of the President elect. God bless that lady at the General Services Administration, who's declining to get with the program. And saying, No, no, no, You're not the president elected. We're not goingto make all this stuff about available to you. He's standing there in front of the office of the president elect sign he had run off its staples. 23 Bucks. 74 cents. The states are going to be are gonna actually being confirming electoral results soon. Certifying them, as they say. And then the electoral college meets in December on DH so getting excited about criminal prosecutions is stupid for two reasons. A no Democrat ever goes to jail on be. It's not going to be wrapped up before the electoral College meets, so it's a complete waste of time. I don't even know how often do you have to get played by these guys this morning? Right now. In fact, Andrew McCabe room a man Drew McCabe, the Operation Crossfire Hurricane guy. He's testifying yet again before the Senate, and he's getting tough questions from Lindsey Graham. So while we're still trying to lay a glove On the fraudsters of 2016. The Democrats have gone ahead and stolen 2020. That's how big away so I tell you. I'm making certain if this is the dawn of the Biden era, so called I'm making certain new era resolutions to myself that I'm not gonna waste time with stupid investigations. No Democrats go to jail. That's the beginning and end of the story. So if you wanna waste your time on those investigations, you'll have to go ahead and do it with without my Interest. It's we should know by now. So we're talking to Andrew McCabe about what he was up to in the summer of 2016 while the Democrats have just stolen 2020. I mean, God get a clue. Get a clue. Losers. There's no point to any of that. Then we have this the present situation. And if it goes to criminal investigations and all the rest of it, none of it's going to. None of it's going to work. A scandal is only a scandal if it's public Ah, private scandal that you and three other people know about isn't really a scandal and Hunter Biden, for example, was only a scandal on Fox News and talk radio. Increasingly, the stolen election isn't a scandal on folks news. It's just here on Russian. A few other shows that they talk about it. S so you have to ask for some relief that the court can order quickly and the one thing the court just to go back to that New Brunswick election And I know people say what's uh, What's all this foreign talk? What's all this? Well, The reason for the foreign talk is that these guys know how to run an election and many American states do not So in New Brunswick, where they called the election at eight PM announced the result. Big conservative victory at 8 55. PM That's how it works in functioning electoral systems, even with the cove it even with a larger number of.
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"Your wake up Call K of I am 6 40 live everywhere on the I heart radio up. I was just thinking to myself yesterday, man. That Emily Murphy Man, that Lady wields a lot of power. I had no idea who Emily Murphy was Jim Ryan. Well, she sounds like a high school classmate right before Emily murky, Well knows he's He's the head of the General Services Administration. She was appointed in 2017 by President Trump has the essay and few people ever hear of that agency. It deals with federal buildings and some federal of budgets, this sort of thing, but one of us Responsibility is front and center right now that's dealing with the transition from one presidential administration into the next as generally it's just a matter of course, that once the winner of the election he's decided presidential election, the had releases funding into the new transition team release his office space, other assets. And also that rule briefing briefings on security matters that the new administration will need to get up and running. So far, though, Emily Murphy has resisted doing that now, whether to an act of politicization of the system, or if she has not yet legally ask her team that Joe Biden was winner. We don't know. She hasn't spoken publicly about this doubt that she will will just wait and see what the next step is. Biden here in Wilmington, Biden. Harris is considering legal action potentially to force her to release those assets. Okay. Now, as the NSA administrator, she was appointed to this position by the Trump administration, right? Yes, Okay. And then I saw a report coming from the NSA yesterday. That said Emily Murphy is keeping with the president's failure to concede the election and has no immediate plans to sign such a letter. So in other words, until all is said and done until every state is reported. Does that mean until every state has had a recount? Because there were states that we're very close where the president could call for a recount. Is she waiting for that as well? And then what is the Biden team do in the meantime? Well, they just sort of sit there and wait. You know they do what they can Biden Harris. They've been holding a virtual meetings with the transition team. Yesterday they held a virtual meeting with the covert 19 Advisory Task Force of 14 member panel. They sat there inside the Queen Theater here in Wilmington and giant screen at 14 squares with the members of this panel to talk about covert s so that they are doing what they can and again considering potential legal action. It isn't clear what she's waiting for. If she's waiting for the certification of the votes that won't Open for another month or so, waiting for those recounts Potential recounts to be done. O R waiting for lawsuits which you're waiting for the president to concede. I think that would automatically triggered the whole process. But for right now, nothing is moving in terms of a transition that you know, we'll just see what happens next. What now that it's supposed to be in a political decision again. It's just a matter of course, that once the winner is determined But it's up to the head to determine what that means Water the water the criteria for determining that one candidate one or the other Well, I think that it's pretty. I can almost say with 100% certainty the president is not going to concede anytime soon. And even if the Biden administration does, or the Biden Harris transition team does go ahead and sue. President Trump or the government Services Authority, whichever one it is, even if they do sue lawsuits like that take forever. Yeah, right. That could you know, I think it's symbolic as much as anything else. I don't know if it's a practical thing. That boat of course, you know, it could be fast tracked. What's more important to a country that it's you know, the Presidential administration s o. You know, I suspected it would be rocketed through the system fairly quickly, just to get a final ruling now. Yeah, it would be that it would be The the Biden Harris people not suing necessarily Donald Trump. But suing the General Services Administration. Alright, well, sounds good. Thanks for explaining it all. And thanks for telling us all about Emily Murphy. Thanks. See you later. ABC is Jim Ryan. Get all Emily Murphy. You know? It's funny how There's this person sitting out there. This oftentimes happens there's a person sitting out there holding the purse strings. You don't know who this person is. It's usually somebody quiet. In the I don't know, Accounting Department where you work or the the HR office. Something like that. You have no idea how much that how much power that person wheels Until all of a sudden something like this happens and you go. Oh, nothing can happen until the Emily Murphy of your workplace signs off on it. Go. Emily Murphy certainly got a lot of power right now. All right, let's get back to some of the stories coming out of the fight. 24 hour newsroom Attorney General Bill Bar is authorized the Department of Justice to investigate alleged voting irregularities. Bar says investigations may be done if there are clear and apparently credible Aleksic allegations that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual state. States have until December 8 to resolve election disputes. So is that when Emily Murphy is waiting for I don't know. Governor. Newsome says he does not know whom he is appointing to take. Kamala Harris is U S Senate seat or when he'll appoint the person. He says he's working through a cattle call of considerations, as he puts it, but is more focused at the moment on dealing with an uptick in Cove in 19 statistics. A new administration in Washington may have more help for Ella's homelessness crisis..
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"Tuesday night into Wednesday. Wednesday will be one of the cooler days of the week but still considered above normal temperatures in the lower seventies. Right now. 64 at the D. F. W AIRPORT, well, Joe Biden is projected that become the 46th, president of the U. S. But some Republicans air fighting the election results by making allegations of election fraud and claiming the race isn't over yet. But the swing states the Trump Administration is suing to contest the election. So far, they have not rejected enough ballots to reverse any Biden victory. Representative Eric Swalwell, who's a Democrat, joined the story. The show with more Martha MacCallum to discuss the General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy, refusing to sign a letter that officially louse President elect Biden's transition team. To start its work. President Obama afforded Donald Trump in his transition team. The convenience of setting up a transition government weren't abiding love doing that don't know. The president has not authorized Joe Biden to officially open a transition office. Now the NSA is supposed to be a political and has not stated why the agency has not recognized Joe Biden as the president elect yet. Meanwhile, Attorney General William Barr is authorized federal prosecutors to pursue substantial allegations of voting irregularities. President Trump's supporters rally this week in North Texas against projections of Joe Biden as president elect President Trump's supporters waving flags and holding signs as they march outside the Dallas County Elections Office message stop the steel crowd, not giving up hope. Only the United States Constitution in the justice system declared for the president as the president's legal team takes alleged election front to the court. Rally goers confident in the legal process, It's going to be awesome. Whenever the truth comes out, many urging patience as the process could take days or even weeks in Dallas. Clayton Nevel W B AP New City of Bedford is looking for a new top cop. The city of Bedford has hired of recruiting firm to narrow down the list of candidates city manager Jimmy's death. Edo says he's looking for a leader to be very visible in the community whose into community policing and will have a positive impact on the departure. It's a nationwide search and what I have told people is anyone internally is what going to apply, But I'm confident that the next chief is going to be from outside our department. Right now, he says. The city hopes to have a chief named by February or March 2021 Cat Bones iron W Baby News again Partly cloudy overnight. It's like chance of rain. A little 45 right now, 64. In Fort Worth from the W B A. P Newsdesk Mickey Briggs, You're next update at 12 30 24 7 coverage is that w b ap dot com. Hey, friends. Brian s rich here and let me know if you agree with this car prices.
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"It's for 35 now. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. The election of Joe Biden means a change at the White House and a change in many policies. Let's take a look now at healthcare. Biden ran on the promise of a public option and more federal involvement in the Corona virus crisis that has engulfed the nation and here to talk us through what to expect as NPR's Selina Simmons stuff in. Hey, Selena. Hi, Elsa. Hi. So first, can you just give us sort of a big picture of you on how the Biden administration's approach to health and healthcare could be quite different from President Trump's Yeah, I think the main difference that animates a lot of Biden's policies is the belief that access to health care is a right and that the federal government has a role to play in ensuring people have access to that right. So his platform included ideas like expanding access to Medicare, giving people the option to enroll at age 60. Of course, Right now it's 65 creating a public option as you mentioned, which is a government run programs like Medicare that people of any age could buy into and expanding subsidies on the insurance exchanges to make premiums more affordable for more people and the belief that the federal government should be more involved, and more invested, shows up in his plans to address the pandemic as well, Right. OK, so those air his ID Is I mean, those are the ideas he ran on. But what might actually he'd be able to get done? Well, that's a really big question mark right now, and a lot depends on which party controls the Senate. I talked to Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation about this and here's what he said Many parts of Biden's plan are likely dead in the water if Republicans keep control of the Senate. So if Republicans do maintain control, which won't be clear until January, because we have these two run offs in Georgia attention will turn to what Biden Khun do with executive actions and pointed out that Trump has kind of made a playbook. For this. He wasn't able to get any significant health legislation through Congress. So he was creative about using the power of the presidency to shape healthcare, for instance, promoting short term or skinny healthcare plans and limiting federal funding for reproductive health So Biden could use the same power to undo many of those things and promote his very different health care agenda. Okay, so how would that play out like? What's one way? Well, Think about Medicaid That is the public health program for 68 million low income people, pregnant women and Children. Djamila. Mitch Ner, a professor of government at Cornell University, says that he could see states coming to the Biden administration with new ideas about how to use Medicaid funding. To cover housing costs right because the notion is that housing is health. So using that funding to help people from being evicted and thinking about health outside of what happens in doctor's offices and hospitals, and another point missioner made is that the pandemic is clearly a really critical crisis right now and definitely the first order of business. But she says it would be savvy for the Biden administration to use the pandemic as sort of AH, vehicle for making forward progress with respect healthcare. For instance, by rebuilding public health and federal health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Okay, But before we get to any of the stuff that you're talking about, there is, of course. A big Supreme Court case being argued tomorrow about the fate of the affordable care act does. How might that case affect the bite an agenda? You think Right. The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow that whether the, which is also known as Obamacare is constitutional. Because of the details of the case, there might be a kind of simple way that President elect Biden could work with Congress to get rid of or change. The specific part of the love of the court case is focused on which could make the case moot. And if that doesn't happen, and the court does overturn the it could be a big problem. Tens of millions of people might become uninsured during a pandemic, and it's hard to see how a country and government this sharply divided could come together and pass a whole new comprehensive health law to prevent the chaos from happening. If the court rules to overturn the That is NPR's Selina Simmons. Duffin. Thank you, Selina. Elsa. President elect Biden may have started thinking about how to implement new policies. But one thing he cannot do it. This point is moved into any government office space received government funding for the transition because a key if little known, Trump Administration official has yet to formally determine that Biden won the election, NPR's Brian Naylor reports. Under the 1963 law, the Presidential transition Act. It's up to the General Services Administration. The G s a to determine or ascertain the winner of the presidential election at least as far as starting the process of turning over the keys to the new administration goes, Robert McKee conserved as general counsel to the during the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. He says the law is kind of vague about what this actually means. There's no legal standard contained within this act as to what constitutes You know the ascertainment. The essay issued a statement saying that the NSA administrator ascertain DS thie apparent successful candidate once a winner is clear, based on the process laid out in the Constitution. It cites the 2000 election, which George W. Bush was declared the winner over Al Gore. But that came only after a December Supreme Court ruling. Still, McChicken thinks he s a administrator, Emily Murphy Trump appointee has so far acted properly if I were in her shoes right now, given what has been No publicly made available. I think it would be premature. If you look at the 2000 situation with Bush first score. I don't believe the administrator of the TSA at that time made the determination until the results of Florida were finally certified. But Chris Lou, who was president Obama's transition director in 2008 says the process then was much different. This was not an issue at all in 2008. The election was called at about 11 PM on election night and within about two hours I received a letter from the administrator ascertaining that Senator Obama was the president elect. And I'm not aware that This is really ever been an issue in previous elections being ascertained as the winner means the president elect gets office space and each government agency to begin the transition process, along with computers and $9.9 million to begin hiring and support and well, the logistics are nice. David Marr Chick, who directs the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition, says there are important really world implications for a delayed transition. He points to the delay in the transfer. Into the George W. Bush administration after the Supreme Court ruling that slowed the process of the Bush administration getting their national security team in place. Eight months later, we had 9 11 when the 9 11 Commission did their autopsy on what went wrong. One of the things they pointed to was the slow pace of the Bush administration getting their national security team in place, and they said It impaired our ability to react more. Chick says Americans want the outgoing administration and the incoming one to collaborate on national security and issues such as getting a covert 19 vaccine distributed and that the sooner that collaboration starts the better for the nation. Ryan Naylor. NPR news Tomorrow.
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"CBS news update, the president made his case for a border wall. In a primetime Oval Office address tonight CBS news White House. Correspondent Steven Portnoy says Mr. Trump tried to strike a moderate tone, but made claims with which Democrats would surely take issue president spoke for nine and a half minutes tonight took a subdued tone seated behind the resolute desk, he did not announce a national emergency. Despite all the talk in the last days, he cast the move of the way the wall is designed from a concrete wall to a steel barrier or something that would would happen if the Democrats request. He also said it would be paid for very quickly by itself. This is the first week government workers who have been furloughed will not get a paycheck, lavar Johnson works in the General Services Administration and says a wall should not mean, they don't get paid. Really doesn't know what we're going through right now if he did he would definitely change his mind about building a wall CBS news update. I'm Matt piper. Zero tolerance for abandoned bikes and scooters and alcohol. I'm Cindy Burkey. That's one of the stories we're following on AM seven sixty the city of el-kahan is getting tough on dacas bike and scooter use with new rules about where to leave them news. Eight reports any bike or scooter left out for over forty eight hours will be impounded and the rental company will have to retrieve them from the city a pursuit that started in Anaheim and ended up in Solana beach today ended with the arrest of a thirty five year old homicide suspect one for a gang related shooting on Christmas Eve when the pursuit hit heavy traffic and instant nita's, the suspect used the center median, then finally tried to flee football was caught..