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University of Maryland mulls mandating Covid vaccinations for students
"Are debating whether to require students to get a Corona virus vaccine before fall semester starts. Rutgers in New Jersey is the first major university to announce that all students must be vaccinated for the coronavirus before arriving for classes and we might see that happen at local colleges and universities as well, A spokesperson for the University of Maryland College Park told wt O p. They are considering it. The school made a request to the university system of Maryland and the attorney general's office to allow for mandatory vaccinations. American University and George Washington University said they're still coming up with a plan for the upcoming year. Rutgers does have an exemption for students for religious and medical reasons. Battery Bank
Construction contract awarded for new St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC
"D. C is closer to reality. The district and United Health Services have awarded a construction contract for what will be a state of the art facility in Ward eight. Turner Construction company and emcee and build will handle. The $375 Million Project Hospital will be run by UnitedHealth and George Washington University at ST Elizabeth's East. Expected to create about 2000 jobs, and it's set to be finished in 2024 5 42.
Is This Ancient Biblical Forgery Actually Real?
"So close to a century and a half ago. A man named moses wilhelm shapira found fifteen manuscript fragments in a cave near the dead sea. They were written in an ancient hebrew script and contained. What shapiro claimed was the original book of deuteronomy blitz despite interest from the british museum to the tune of a million pounds. The manuscripts were found to be forged. Shapiro was disgraced and the documents disappeared but now a scholar named don dershowitz is questioning. If those documents might have been real all along so while the british museum was examining the manuscript fragments for authenticity themselves. Back in the nineteen th century. A few of the fragments were also on display to the public already attracting tons of visitors. The news of the possibly oldest ever discovered biblical manuscript had made headlines around the world. While awaiting the museum's official decree of authenticity. Someone else decided to take matters into their own hands. Charles simone clermont. Is you know who the times describes as a swashbuckling french archaeologist and longtime nemesis of shapiro's end quote examined the fragments for a few minutes and immediately went to the press to say that they were fake. The risk he played on his cursory examination paid off when the british museum experts agreed. Shapiro was humiliated by this and ended up. Tragically dying by suicide a few months later. The documents were sold at auction for a fraction of what they were originally expected to sell for. And most people soon forgot about the whole thing now. Dershowitz from the university of potsdam germany has published a new paper and companion book making the case that the manuscript was real all along quoting the new york times but dershowitz makes an even more dramatic claim the text which he is reconstructed from nineteenth century transcriptions and drawings is not a reworking of deuteronomy. He argues but a precursor to its dating to the period of the first temple before the babylonian exile that would make it the oldest biblical manuscript by far and an unprecedented window into the origins and evolution of the bible and biblical religion dershowitz. His research closely guarded until now has yet to get broad. Scrutiny scholars previewed his findings at a closed-door seminar at harvard in two thousand nineteen are divided. A taste of fierce debates likely to come but of dershowitz is correct. Some experts say it will be the most consequential bible related discovery since the dead sea scrolls in nineteen forty seven and quotes the times. Sagely points out that it's much tougher to prove something authentic than it is to prove. It's fake but there's an additional hurdle to be jumped. In this case the physical fragments themselves may no longer exist so back in eighteen eighty three there was a mad rush at the time to find biblical artifacts that would prove or disprove various points of contention emerging in biblical scholarship moseley around the documentary hypothesis. The idea that the first five books of the bible or the pentateuch were actually written by various authors. Not just one traditionally thought to be moses. It was in this climate of aggressive archaeology that shapiro. I established himself as an antiquities dealer in jerusalem and during which time he and clermont no became enemies. After camacho correctly denounced a collection of pottery. That shapira had sold to the german government. It's also important to note that shapiro was a convert to christianity having been raised jewish in russia so he was viewed with some skepticism from the other biblical scholars and archaeologists and also faced intense antisemitism after the deuteronomy manuscript was denounced. Fast forward to now. Dershowitz says one of the main reasons he thinks the fragments could have been real is because their contents differs quite a bit from the deuteronomy in the bible and many of those differences lineup with discoveries that were only made when the dead sea scrolls were found in nineteen forty seven sixty four years. After chapitoulas discovery of the fragments dershowitz also investigated. Some of shapiro's personal notes archived at the berlin state library and found three. Handwritten pages of shapiro trying to decipher the fragments. Filled with question marks and transcription errors. Dershowitz said quote if he forged them or was part of a conspiracy. It makes no sense that he'd be sitting there trying to guess what the text is and making mistakes while he did it end quote while some scholars of the evolution of biblical text or undershoots side cautiously believing the deuteronomy fragments may be genuine. Most pig refers people who study inscriptions are the ones that usually authenticate documents. Most of them aren't convinced they say the original fragments bear the hallmarks of modern forgery. That they agree with the notes made by the experts who examined them at the time and since no one has the fragments to examine physically now. It's a closed case and as for the content being impressions christopher rolston leading pig refer at george washington university said quote. Forgers are pretty clever with regard to content and they've been very clever for twenty five hundred years and quotes despite dershowitz his published paper and companion book. The jury is still out and who knows if it will ever truly be born ounce. It would have some pretty huge complications. If it does due to some of its key differences for example. It's missing all of the laws of the deuteronomy were familiar with in the bible. Ones upon which traditions and entire libraries have been founded. It would also bolster the theory that are tons more stories and traditions out there than just the ones that have been preserved in the hebrew bible.
"Get started with. I think this person or this story broke during the summer. it's kinda hard to tell now with the pandemic. what time is like but one other prominent ones that i remember seeing that wino- was flooding. Our timeline was the story of jessica. Craig aka or formerly known as jess la. Barletta cringe already awesome early known formerly known best. I'm about that. Let's get started. Let's talk about her. Yes so this woman has allegedly and apparently apparently been taking on different like black and afro sport identities throughout her life. She's an a professor or was a professor and academic where george washington university and university teaching. You know black studies are afrikaner studies and publishing books but at some point she were shifting from being in a north african to being african american and then being afro latin next sand after boaty gua was i think the final landing place for her her official forum her final warm so jessica. Krog just aka justifiable maleta hers combination of black fishing and being a fake tina at the same time and She got called out basically rightfully so rightfully so by a group of professors who are after latina's who had issues with her they were witness to or on the receiving end of like aggression from her and like prejudice and bad behavior while she was masquerading as after let nine different contexts. Apparently being super like belligerent towards black women in my on cool and really I think overcompensating and so trying to be an ex sorted extreme caricature of like this south bronx like her. Allegedly her mother was like a drug addicts prostitutes like this narrative that should created about herself so black women in the academy you know began talking about these different experiences and came forward and said This is not right. Yeah she was definitely performing like whoa kness being extreme radical like it was very performative. She was a published academic author and she also received a ton of accolades rice. She received she was a finalist. For the twenty twenty frederick douglass prize book prize presented by yale's gilder lehrman center the study of slavery resistance and abolition. She also was nominated or a finalist for the twenty thousand nine. Harriet tubman book prize and just received a ton of accolades has really been propelled or was propelled forward and questionably hired because of not solely for her identity. But because of the work she was doing and also the way. She positioned herself as offer latino or body gua and it's very cringe to think about all of the opportunities she stole from actual author. Latinas boras caribbean women. That are doing if not the same work or better work you know. And so it's that was probably one of the first ones that we saw. And then i think it kind of just opened up the floodgates for a lot of others than i don't know about you ma. But in my chicano studies department at uc santa barbara. There were a couple of fake denies that i will not name. They were not. They weren't anyone that i took like. I didn't take any classes with them but they were around. People talked about them. People knew like this person is very white claims this this cheek. Ghana mohican identity. You know is wide. Skin blue is performing she gun. You know some kind of ghana identity wearing that. I had because with the free that carlo ecstatic the whole thing right and it's like you like i they weren't. They were my peers. I was a student right. But i have friends that were graduate students. And they would tell me about these. Things happen. And in their cohort or in their in their seminars. And so you know. I think if if you've been in academia right. I haven't been to grad school. But i was an undergrad but i've i've definitely seen the fake tina's around so they definitely exists and i think this one opened the floodgates for a ton of
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit
"For months senator Patrick Leahy has been released from a Washington hospital expenses the eighty year old senator Patrick Leahy is looking forward to getting back to work after a brief visit to George Washington University hospital Lahey reported not feeling well at the capitol in was sent to the hospital as a precaution and for testing earlier Tuesday he'd been presiding over the Senate as president pro temp at this time I will administer the oath of the senators in the chamber swearing in colleagues ahead of next month's impeachment trial for Donald Trump Leahy is the longest serving member of the U. S. Senate he was elected to Congress in nineteen seventy four Jackie Quinn Washington
Letting the economy run hot
"Begin today with some of the cross-currents swirling around in this economy right now. The pandemic of course a relief bill or not the labor market and jobs and what in a very macro sense the prescriptions to fix that have been from people whose job it is to fix that we talked about it a little bit last friday with from the washington post. There's been a sea change in washington. Trump was part of it so the federal reserve and believing that we should run the economy hat so running. Connie hot means that we're pushing up against the boundaries of what we call full employment running a hot economy. Means people have jobs at poly economics at new college in florida. The people who benefit most from hough economy are folks that the low end of the wage distribution where it sounds like the direction one would want to be headed and in fact is what fed chair. Jerome powell says all the time however comma concern is that good. Economic environment for individuals comes at a cost in terms of higher inflation. Terrorists and cleared teaches economics. George washington university. The thing is that worry about inflation just isn't happening even as hot as this economy was running before the pandemic with unemployment last january at a relatively microscopic three point six percent no inflation to speak of at all so we've learned that we can have potentially a much lower unemployment rate than what people had thought would bring on inflation. Which is why running the economy hot is kind of a change in perspective. Jay powell i'm sure we'll talk about that idea if not use the actual words tomorrow as he wraps up the feds two day
"george washington university" Discussed on WTOP
"Yet to be approved by regulators. That CBS News correspondent Jim Chris Hula CBS News confirming the president Biden is bringing aboard his longtime doctor who will serve now is the new White House physician, Dr Kevin O'Connor was also Mr Biden's position while he was vice president. O'Connor then became the founding director of executive medicine at George Washington University. He has served 22 years in the Army. Two German shepherds are settling in at the White House this morning. Both champ and major arrived yesterday champ joined the Biden family back in late 2008 just before Joe and Jill Biden moved into the official residence of the vice president. He came from a breeder of two years ago. The Bidens then adopted major through the Delaware Humane Association. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, also had a pair of German shepherds when they were in the White House. Well, that brings us to w. T. O P s PET of the week. Our pet of the week is sponsored by the Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital Resort and Spa. Danny Rizzo is joining us live now on Skype from the Humane Rescue alliance. You've got a little bit of work to do here to top the new White House pumps. Tell us about belladonna who was looking for a new home. We sure do of belladonna. I think of anyone could do it. She is super sweet. She's about three years old. She's a boxer mix, and she's got those huge super cute ears that everyone in our staff just loves. She's really playful, energetic. She's about £51. So she's a pretty big girl. But she's super Smart already knows a lot of commands and really is a wonderful dog. Is belladonna, a good dog or a very good dog. She's a very good dog She loves treats, loves playing fetch. And really, she is most happy when she could drape herself over you on your lap and just snuggle up on the couch rates. How did belladonna come to the shelter? She actually came to us from a local transport from Montgomery County. So she's a local girl, so we'd love to find her a local home here. She's really sweet. How do folks get in touch with you guys so that they can take a look at belladonna and maybe take her home? Absolutely so they can set up a virtual me angry and learn more about her at humane rescue. Lyons dot warg. Thank you, Danny. We appreciated Danny Rizzo with you Humane Rescue Alliance and you can.
Biden announces mask mandate for interstate travel
"And we're getting our first look at the Biden administration's national strategy to fight the Corona virus pandemic. One of the president's first priorities is to expand testing and vaccine production. And our next guest applauds the president's plan but wants to see more done. Dr. Lena Wen is a professor of public health at George Washington University and an ER physician. She's on Skype. And Dr Wen Biden's goal is 100 million vaccine doses in his 1st 100 days in office in the Washington Post. You call this a disappointingly low goal. Why First of all I do want to point out that we were yesterday, one day into his presidency, and he's already put forth a plan that we've been missing from the Trump Administration for a year. And this plan is comprehensive and addresses so many components that we've all been asking from the Trump administration testing PPE travel masking its very comprehensive and I couldn't help but think how different things would have been if we had this type of plan in place months ago. The thing is, though, we do need bold action at this point that is befitting of what? President Biden Call's This wartime effort. 100 Million Vaccines. Sounds like a lot. But, frankly, 100 million vaccines that 100 days is actually the pace that we're at. Now we are at about 900,000 million vaccinations a dame, and so if that's what President Biden call's a dismal failure they continuing at that pace isn't particularly inspiring. The other thing, too, is at this rate. We're not going to be able to reach herd immunity. For a two does vaccine until June of 2022. So a lot more needs to be done. And it's possible then maybe their supply issues that the new administration is uncovering. But if that's the case, they should tell us and set the expectation because right now, this is not the kind of aspirational moon shot that we need. Something else. Biden also signed executive orders requiring masks and federal buildings and on public transit between states. You want to know why he's not issuing a national mask mandate. You also suggested he could withhold federal funds from states that don't require masks. But we've been talking so much about state's rights to make their own decisions. Couldn't a national mandate actually create a huge backlash? You know, this is a very difficult trade off that we have to be making at this point about what is an individual liberty versus what is the public Good. In this case, I would equate wearing masks similar to what we do with seat belts and specifically with not allowing drunk driving. This is not about your own right or about a state, right. This is also something that affect the entire country. If there is a hot spot in one part of the country, it's going to end up spreading to other parts of the country as well. And so again. I applaud President Biden's action in issuing this Last mandate that protects federal workers who are in federal buildings. I just think that bolder action would also set the right tone. We also know that what is driving the infection in many parts of the country are indoor gatherings, extended family and friends. It really breaks my heart to see little kids not be in school. But then there are birthday parties and play dates that are occurring. It breaks my heart to see restaurants and retail businesses not be able to open but people are getting together indoors for dinner parties and game nights. Now I completely realize that pandemic fatigue is real, and that people want to see their loved ones. But I also think that there is a hard truth that we depend on President Biden to convey, which is that if we want for schools and businesses to open then what are we as individuals willing to give up? Huh? President Biden has predicted that the death toll will top 500,000 next month. But then there is the slight dip in the number of cases recently. In some states. How do you interpret these numbers? And what do you expect? We'll see in the coming weeks. I'm not sure at this point that we can understand the recent decrease in hospitalizations and infections as a trend yet I want to be optimistic. But I'm also concerned because it's possible that we haven't seen the full effects off the holidays just yet. In addition, we have these new variants. The CDC is projecting. That the UK variant may well become the dominant variant here in the U. S by March, and this is a very intense, more contagious and as a result, it will result in more deaths. And so I am not cautiously optimistic. I'm looking at the next several weeks as some of the most difficult that we will have faced as a country and things may still deteriorate from there. We need to get vaccines into arms as quickly as we can. And in the meantime, we have to reduce the spray. Head of this virus and again, I think that's a message that all of us is public health experts but also, as politicians and leaders of the community need to help to convey that this battle is far from being over. That's Dr Lena When Professor of public health at George Washington University and an emergency room physician as always, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you.
Security tight around Capitol in Washington, DC as extremist threat remains high
"Social media tips and personal videos to find suspects in the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol, CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff The case with that security is still tighten. Washington It is the new normal More than 10,000. Members of the National Guard are expected to remain in the nation's capital for now, U. S. Officials believe the threat from domestic extremists remains high. Still it large the person or people involved in the death of Officer Brian Sick, Nick. Many of the suspects are heavily armed, so authorities are not taking any chances so far more than 125 people are facing federal charges, according to George Washington University, more than 10% of those charged in the attack on the Capitol, have links to the U. S. Military. By the way, no suspects so far
How vaccinated grandparents should approach visiting loved ones
"Knew. Now the people are getting vaccinated. Grand parents are anxious to see their grandkids. But there are still many questions. A Marilyn Hider with today's coronavirus update, a doctor at George Washington University School of Public Health says even though there could be some immunity after one dose of Fizer or Madonna's vaccine, you should get both doses. Recipients are told the vaccine is 98% effective, so there's still a chance someone who has received it could get Cove in 19, and it's not known if people that were vaccinated could still be carriers of the virus. Even if they don't get sick. That would mean you could still be a carrier and could spread it to those who aren't vaccinated. But getting the vaccine is so worth it because it greatly reduces your chance of getting the virus and getting severely ill. But when it comes to visiting grandkids or anyone, the guidelines are pretty much the same. You can still see them outside and physically distance or if you really want to have a good time everyone needs to quarantine for at least 10 days and lower their risk during that time. So still a lot of unknowns. But the good news is more vaccine is rolling out and more people will be eligible to get vaccine soon Form or go to Cobra. Com Keyword VIRUS. Maryland Haider
US Help Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar
"Deal between two important but feuding allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Jared Kushner, president Trump's son in law and adviser, was on hand for a signing ceremony in the Saudi kingdom. It marks the end to a three year rift that threatened to undermine U. S strategy in the Gulf region. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. They were warm hugs and handshakes, all while wearing masks as Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created Cutter shake Tommen bin Hamad al family ahead of today's signing. Seen belied the deep animosity between the two countries since mid 2017 when Saudi Arabia announced the diplomatic trade and travel blockade against his tiny rich neighbor. Frederick Wary is with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Saudis wanted to bring contact to its knees. The Saudis made at least a dozen demands of cutter and none of them to my knowledge were, you know fulfilled for asthma. Assad with George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs, says the Saudi Crown prince realized it was time to move on, especially with an incoming Biden administration that is promised to get tough with Saudi Arabia, Arabia. Clearly this is Part in parcel of turning the page. They are setting the table, so to speak for better relations with the incoming Bud Administration, But it was the Trump Administration that's been pushing to resolve the spat. Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Our allies in the U. S has a large military base in Qatar. The administration also wants to create a bulwark against Iran. Carnegie's wary doesn't buy it to say that the Gulf is going to be united against Iran that there's going to be this Impenetrable Gulf Sunni bloc now against Iran, because suddenly Qatar has been brought into the fold is just pure fantasy. I mean, the gulf has always been this united in terms of its outreach and policies toward Iran, and many of the issues that started the feud are still there. Hotter still has relations with Iran. Look sad with the Elliott School says it's not a sure thing. Today's deal will stick. The reporting is that the deal almost fell apart on Sunday in the U. S. Had to Jared Kushner personally had to intervene and work the phone lines. I think it's a testimony to have fragile it is even if tenuous, MCs odds, says the deal is a step in the right direction and will be welcomed in D. C. Jackie Northam. NPR news
Doctor on coronavirus testing after holiday travel
"As we officially entered the holiday season public health officials are warning of a new crisis in the pandemic the centers for disease control tens of thousands of new deaths in the weeks before christmas as people. Return home from ill-advised thanksgiving travel. Let's bring in lena when she's an er doctor and visiting professor at george washington university school of public health. Dr win. it's nice to have you back and thank you for making time for us on a holiday weekend of course. Happy to join you in. What's your prediction for. What's ahead after we saw so many people traveling and gathering over this holiday weekend. We have an impending calamity on our hand because we know that. Kobe is already everywhere and out of control. And now we're facing a surge upon a surge we already had surge in cases of coping nineteen and we also know that every time people come together over the holidays we even saw this over memorial day fourth of july labor dame that there was a surge after that and of course we have unprecedented in numbers of people travelling when we already have a very high baseline level of infection. And all of this. I think is just so incredibly tragic because we are not that far from the finish line here. We do have things that are on the horizon and. I really hope that everyone would just help us to hang in there for bit longer term because our hospitals are already getting overwhelmed. Where already to the point that we could see our healthcare systems collapsing. And we really need to hang in there and get through this very very challenging winter. The cdc is projecting the by december nineteenth the number of americans dead from covid nineteen will total more than three hundred twenty thousand. That's before christmas with this surge upon surge as you say do you think the death toll is about to jump dramatically. Yes i hate to say this. But this is what happens because death is a lagging indicator. Meaning that i. We're going to see an increased level of infections. Then we're going to increase hospitalizations even more than we currently have been. Icu's getting more overwhelmed and then after that death will spike and not only deaths from kobe. Nineteen but when hospitals become so full that physicians and nurses are unable to provide optimal care. Then we also have other patients. Patients come in with heart attacks strokes for cancer care for car accidents who are not able to get ideal care as well and we're going to see mortality increase from these other causes. Well now. i just hope that people will keep in mind. None of this at this point is inevitable. They are things that are in our power. I know ultimately this failure of our federal policy and the administration should have done a much better job but there are things that we as individuals can do and that includes continuing to wear masks continuing to avoid indoor gatherings and really doing our best through this challenging period. Again it's not full forever. But we have to get through this. Winter will in fact there's one projection from the university of washington that says we could save forty thousand lives over the next two months. If ninety five percent of people wore masks and yet we're still seeing cases for example this week governor mark gordon of wyoming tested positive for the coronavirus. After months of resisting a statewide mask mandate. What's not clicking for people here. I mean i think for us in public health. It's really challenging to see this when something that is a basic public. Health measure is being politicized end fact as a partisan symbol a cultural touch point for many people and we need to enlist credible messengers. In many cases prominent republican leaders business leaders pastors religious leaders We know in public health at the messenger is often even more important than the message and so the more people can help us out with. That message is absolutely central.
Dr. Leana Wen (with Rock the Boat)
"I'm happy to join you today. I am dr lena. I'm emergency physician and public health professor george washington university. I also previously served as the health commissioner for the city of baltimore into it wouldn't be a complete introduction here without mentioning that i am a chinese american immigrant. My parents and i came to the us. Just before. i turned eight. And i'm also the you mother of two. I have a son who just turned three and a baby daughter who is five months old. My gosh congratulations. I also noticed that you are from shanghai. As am i so. I don't know if that you still speak shanghainese at all at home. I actually never did. Because i was raised primarily with my grandparents on my father's side whom did not come from shanghai and so i understand shanghainese but actually never spoke. We will not do a practice here. team that don't come late rayo he say you're gonna understand it and kerley speak it. It's always great to connect with somebody from my hometown. We always love to start with an origin story. Lena and you just have such an incredible ordinance story. And you've talked about it in your ted talks and everything but i'm kind of curious like what little was like thinking about this because i look at my son and someone told me prior to you having kids and i didn't really understand this. They said your son or your your children will have all of your best characteristics but also all of your worst characteristics whereas you as parents or adults are able to filter out to end can elise temper your worst. Tendencies your wounded just wash. Show you on your worst using so. I'm thinking about that as i'm answer your question because when i see my son i think is a lot of the same of the worst tendencies up. I think i was very opinionated. Child if you who's who as adults don't find surprising at all. I don't know if i threw a lot of tantrums by son deafening does so i. I'm not sure if it from me or my husband but you know because my parents and i came. When i was pretty young and i think like many immigrant families. We went through a lot of hardships. When we first came to the us we came to utah. Which is another kind of a strange story. Because what shanghai china has in common with. Logan utah is really not very much. Yeah but my mother had actually spoken to a professor of hers back in shanghai and she had gotten into to university so we came because like might. My mother was a graduate student. Here and got into universities one was utah state university in logan utah and the other was university of illinois in chicago and her professor said to her. Oh utah that is. The place to be your. In retrospect your leg. Chicago's way more like shanghai than utah. I think it's just a reminder of how much of our lives are determined by circumstances like that and so we ended up in utah and then we were in la and you know. My parents always worked for jobs just to make ends meet. And so i think so much of what shapes be early on. Were the struggles. Have my parents went through. I mean these things that people referred to as entitlements me. My mother depend on wake when she was pregnant with my sister here in the us we depend on food stamps stamp in. We depend on a medicaid in children's health insurance program and i went to public school all the way throughout including college. Those were not entitlements for us. Those were our lifeline. I can really relate to that so my parents moved to toledo ohio after shanghai as well and when we first arrived in ohio rolling. There's nobody here and just like snow on the ground. There's like nothing around. And i think just the impression of what america is back then is is is just so different and dissimilar to to your family. My mom worked many different jobs like she's worked as a grocer. She's worked at a karaoke bar at some point and so i can totally relate. And it's such a quintessential immigrant story for so many of us. Did your parents ever want you to be anything as you were growing up. It's a good question. It's hard to separate it at this point. Because i am one of those knowing people who always knew that i wanted to be a doctor and so i don't know whether it was something that could be influenced by my parents impossibly but they also knew that it was something that had wanted to do and so encouraged it and so it's kind of hard to tell i will say that i think a lot of immigrants may be able to relate to this too in the us we didn't have any connections. It's not as if we knew doctors right. And so i knew my pediatrician. But i wasn't exactly someone that you could just go to become a doctor in so it was actually really challenged him even in college. I didn't know how to be a doctor. I mean i just didn't have the networks of people who could tell me you need to be taking this m cap prep cores and you need to be volunteering at hospitals in how here's how you get a shadowing experience and These are the types of activities that you should be involved in an and i think that's what's made me want to be in medical education also because i think there are so many people who have that passion for medicine or for whatever other fueled before just never given the opportunity and it's one thing for us to talk about we should have programs to recruit underrepresented minorities and to encourage people who otherwise didn't know about different fields before but for so many people that there's just so much in that experience that's not at all we could imagine including the levels of loans that you have to go through in order to get educated so i think all that is an important component to.
Washington DC police and businesses prepare for possible Election Day unrest
"Is the deadline for early in person voting in both D C. And in Maryland, DC officials are urging residents to vote this weekend because of the possibility of protest on Election Day. Ah, collection of groups led by black lives matter and shut down These plan, an eight hour event at Black Lives matter, Plaza one block from the White House. It will include a giant screen showing election results. VJs and performances by bands playing Washington's signature Gogo music Police chief Peter Newsom says his entire department will be working on Election Day. You may have seen that some downtown businesses have been boarding up their windows in anticipation of the possible election day and rest. George Washington University is also preparing for that possibility. It sounds like preparations for a blizzard or hurricane because of the possibility of unrest following the election, the university is asking students who live on or near campus to stock up on a week. Worth of food, supplies and medicine Before Tuesday, faculty and staff who have on campus research project may want to take them home for several days. She W. Is also offering safety tips for students who want to exercise their First Amendment rights over the election results either in protest or celebration. And while the university says it does not anticipate access restrictions around the foggy bottom campus, the goal is to help the G W community planned for any potential disruption.
Finally, a Room-Temperature Superconductor
"Not Exactly, the revolution that would result if we achieved cold fusion, but it is notable that room temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time quoting MIT technology review room temperature superconductors, materials that conduct electricity zero resistance without needing special cooling are the sort of technological miracle that could up end daily life. They could revolutionize the electric grid and enable levitating trains among many other potential applications but until now, superconductors have had to be cool to extremely. Low temperatures which has restricted them to use as a niche technology. I'll be an important one for decades. It seemed that room temperature superconductivity might be out of reach forever. But in the last five years, a few research groups around the world have been engaged in a race to attain it in the lab and one of them just one in a paper published today in nature researchers report achieving real temperature supercar activity in a compound containing hydrogen sulfur. And Carbon at temperatures as high as fifty eight degrees Fahrenheit thirteen point three Celsius or two, hundred, Eighty, seven, point seven Kelvin the previous highest temperature had been two hundred and Sixty Kelvin or degrees Fahrenheit that she'd by a rival group at George Washington University and the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC and twenty eighteen another group at the Planck Institute for Chemistry, in Germany, achieved two hundred and fifty degrees Kelvin or negative nine point seven degrees Fahrenheit at. Around the same time like the previous records, the new record was attained under extremely high pressures roughly two and a half million times greater than that of the air we breathe. It's a landmark says Jose Flora's leave us a computational physicist at the sappy Enza University of Rome who creates models that explain high temperature superconductivity and was not directly involved in the work. The ways in which electric is generated transmitted and distributed could be fundamentally transformed by cheap and. Effective temperature superconductors bigger than a few millions of a meter about five percent of the electricity generated in the United States is lost in transmission and distribution according to the Energy Information Administration, eliminating this loss would for starters, save billions of dollars and have a significant climate impact. But room temperature superconductors wouldn't just change the system we have. They enable a whole new system transformers which are crucial to the electric grid could be made smaller cheaper and more. Efficient. So to could electric motors and generators superconducting energy storage is currently used to smooth out short term fluctuations in the electric grid but it's still remains relatively niche because it takes a lot of energy to keep superconductors cold room temperature superconductors. Especially, if they could be engineered to stand strong magnetic fields might serve as very efficient ways to store large amounts of energy for longer periods of time making renewable but intermittent energy sources like wind turbines or. Solar cells more effective, and because flowing electricity crates, magnetic fields superconductors can also be used to create powerful magnets for applications as diverse as MRI machines and levitating trains. Superconductors are of great potential importance to the nascent field of quantum computing as well. Superconducting cubits are already the basis of some of the world's most powerful quantum computers being able to make such. Cubans without having to cool them down would not only make computers simpler smaller and cheaper but. Could lead to more rapid progress in creating systems of many cubits depending on the exact properties of the superconductors that are created it remains to be seen whether scientists can devise stable compounds that are superconducting not only at ambient temperature, but also at ambient pressure. But the researchers are optimistic. They conclude their paper with this tantalizing claim quote, a robust resume temperature superconducting material that will transform the energy economy quantum information processing, and sensing may be achievable and quote.
Veteran Washington, D.C. principal abruptly leaves School Without Walls
"A longtime principle of a DC high school is abruptly left that school is the city prepares to have some students return to classrooms soon. Richard Tro Gish was the principal of school without Walls, which is located on the campus of George Washington University and was also the principal of school without walls at Francis Stevens for element Three in middle school students. It's not clear whether concerns about schools being ready for the return of some students in the coming way. Weeks was linked to his leaving, but he had been vocal in calling for protecting the health and safety of students.
Delaying COVID-19 relief could do lasting damage
"We are not going to hazard a guess here about what is going to happen with negotiations on an economic relief bill the negotiations that the president shutdown yesterday afternoon, and then tried to restart piecemeal. Last night what we are going to do is deal the facts as we have them now, which is that there are no negotiations and as far as anybody knows, there is no help coming for this economy till after the election and maybe longer. So that being case two stories today on that topic, and then a political insight marketplace's Mitchell Hartman gets going with story number one the. Big Picture. Back, in March Washington sent three trillion dollars coursing through the economy's veins. One of the biggest infusions was six hundred dollars a week in extra unemployment payments to more than twenty million jobless Americans that expired midsummer and George Washington University economist J Shamba says the amount of cash going out to laid off workers cratered it fell from one hundred, ten, July two, thirty, four, million dollars in September. So there's this massive drop off to the economy and also to the most vulnerable households those twelve hundred dollar relief checks from the spring have been spent with most of the federal pandemic relief now gone. Slowing retail sales and personal spending Joseph Bruce. RSM Consulting says. A quarter of small businesses have closed. He predicts without more federal support including lending to small businesses more will fail and state and local governments won't be able to keep teachers and other essential workers on the payroll says Michael. `grats. At Columbia Law School. The loss of civil service jobs will disproportionately affect minority because they've been hired into those jobs. Bottom Line says Dan North at credit insurer, Euler Hermes, North America. Okay. Let's say we don't have a stimulus package. The economy gets pretty severely damaged in the short term probably for five years to get back on. The burden falling to families that are running out of time and money says Columbia's Michael `grats people are facing eviction. Difficulty paying for food and lodging. This is a desperate situation. One that the chaos in Washington isn't making any
Trump mounts bizarre and misleading White House return despite warnings
"President trump left one of the world's most elite medical centers on Monday evening at Walter Reed. Even as his doctors acknowledged that they were entering uncharted territory and citing privacy laws continued to withhold vital information, the could eliminate the president's prognosis for recovering from covid nineteen. Trump's determination to appear in control in the waning weeks of presidential race in which he is trailing significantly left unclear whether he or his doctors were calling the shots especially because members of his medical team continued to Cherry pick what they're sharing with the American people they say, his oxygen levels are normal and he has no fever, but they refuse to answer questions about results from long scans when his last negative test was or why he's receiving the steroid decks methadone, which is typically reserved for patients with the most severe cases. Several doctors told my colleagues Francis Sellers Lori. Arianna Cha and amy. Goldstein that the president has returned to the White House at a fraught moment in his recovery before he has escaped a period when some patients are known to crash Harlan Krumholz. A cardiologist at Yale says the problem with covid nineteen is that people's conditions deteriorate rapidly even after days of Stability Jonathan Reiner George Washington University cardiologist said that in an emergency, the White House medical unit can do what an emergency room can do in the first fifteen. Minutes someone can be resuscitate and stabilize during a heart attack, for example, and then transferred to a hospital. Still for ongoing treatment, he says, it would be wise for trump to remain hospitalized at a Monday afternoon news conference White House Dr Shawn Conley said the team is cautiously optimistic and hung guard about trump's discharge but he said he's looking to this weekend for assurance that trump has cleared rough waters and he said he won't breathe a sigh of relief until next Monday. Daniel call in infectious diseases expert at the University of Michigan says people of Trump's age and with similar severity of illness to the extent that we know and to the extent that the White House is telling us the truth usually have a pretty slow recovery with weeks and sometimes months of cognitive difficulties shortness of breath in severe fatigue. Like other experts call said, it's highly likely that trump has cova pneumonia. At the briefing Conley selectively invoked health privacy laws known as hippo when questions arose about the president's respiratory system scans or whether he remains infectious. For his part trump minimized the dangers of the virus that has killed more than two, hundred, nine, thousand of our fellow Americans President tweeted quote don't be afraid of covid. Don't let it dominate your life. We have developed under the trump administration some really great drugs and knowledge I feel better than I did twenty years ago. Health officials from current and past administrations agree that the White House medical unit can bulk up on staffing and equipment to ensure that it can care for again at least stabilize a patient who takes a turn for the worse. But a former White House doctor tells us that it's really inefficient and very risky compared to staying Walter Reed.
Fauci disagrees with Trump on coronavirus
"The United States has not rounded the corner that is from Dr Anthony Fauci. The Nation's top infectious disease expert delivering a blunt specifically worded rebuttal to the president to, of course, Said said the other day that the US is rounding the corner on the pandemic. I'm sorry but I have to disagree with that because if you look at the thing that you just mentioned the Statistics Andrea. The. Disturbing. Disturbing. The US Steph told you shy of two hundred, thousand number of new cases hovering around forty, thousand, a day and an influential model. At the White House sites all the time predicts the death toll will more than double by the end of the year. Four hundred thousand people dead by the end of December, and yet trump's behavior continues to scorn mask-wearing or social distancing his rally yesterday you see it three thousand supporters more than that. Actually packing an airport hangar in Michigan without masks without social distancing. And and you might say why why are they doing that? It is clear. They are following the leader the person that they are there to support. They are following the president just listen to them and then listen to the president. Care for it. It's that simple. I don't see it for myself. I am young and likable are year are not young. People are very strong. It gets this horrible disease. Temperature taken already, and I'm not saying not necessarily here. Everybody's been tested and I've been tested a hard time understanding people when they. So that's why I don't wear. You can hear me right now I can hear you you're going to have to take. You can take it off your your health how many your wet Well if you don't take it off your very muffled. Those trump supporters Jim Acosta speaking to them getting those very powerful Soundbites Jeremy Diamond is out front and Jeremy You know very strong words from Dr Voucher tonight specifically using the words rounding the corner. No, we're not right. Exact words the president used to rebut his claim. Yeah, no questionnaire in Doctor FAUCI typically tries to avoid directly contradicting the president's or directly confronting and putting himself in opposition to the president, and it tends to happen quite a bit simply by the fact that the president often downplayed the threat of this virus in Dr, Fauci is stating the facts, but it is notable to see dumpster here directly contradicting the president saying, I have to disagree with him on that and he does because ultimately Dr Foudy does rely on. The facts you relies on the science and the facts and the science show that the president by any metric you consider is wrong when he says that the United States is rounding the corner on this and of course, we started this week Erin with the revelation that the president had intentionally misled the American public about the deadliness of virus. He said that he likes to downplay it, and what's remarkable is that we are finishing this week with the president continuing to do. Exactly that because the president is saying that we around the corner, he is saying that the numbers of corona virus cases are plummeting. When in fact we know that we are at a plateau of nearly forty thousand cases nearly a thousand deaths per day and Dr found she is warning about a potentially difficult fall and winter, and of course, it's also remarkable when you see this rally that the president is holding three thousand more than three thousand people huddled together very few. Of them wearing masks and obviously it's coming from the fact that the president in his rhetoric has really downplayed those things. Yes he has acknowledged in in recent weeks. That mask wearing is important. He is called a patriotic, but he is still not modeling that public health behavior, and of course, for months on end, the president downplayed some of those significant public health safety measures and as you just showed in that video, the president's words. So often being mimicked by his own supporters. Jeremy Thank you very much earlier. We spoke to David Plyler these local Republican official in North Carolina and he spoke out this week urging president trump to wear a mask during his rally in that state the state by the way I wanna make it clear has a mask mandate. So we asked him why why does he feel the president should wear a mask and here's what he said. The president is a citizen of the United, States Nettie wants North Carolina. is asked to voluntarily do that not is a matter of health alone. But in the leaders situation, it allows the leader to be seen by people he or she represents and they generally hopefully would follow suit as an elected official. I've been asked to look out for the safety and health of our community, and that's exactly what I was doing. So. Yeah. Know that's just the reality right? That's how it should be but this has become political and plyler happens to be Republican. So he got some feedback on his comment about the president. Here's what he told us about. Well I got backlash from everybody they didn't call it say I'm a Republican or Democrat. I hadn't felt on for south. Carolina. Who taught me a cuss words? A sailor has never heard before. We also ask piler why he felt the need to speak out right? Why? Why did he do it? He could have just been quiet and just rolled his eyes and been angry about it but he didn't he spoke out and he said that mash to be worn, the president should wear one. Why do you do that? It's something we have to do. No chores. And this is not the first time that plague of this time has hit this country nor will it be the last I'm sorry to say in we've had plagued across the United States. We've had things in Europe. We've had him an England China just goes around the world I just hope we can get out of this. So. reasonable. So calm collected. I want to go now to Dr Jonathan Reiner Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at George Washington University Hospital who else would advise the white? House. Medical team under President George. W.. Bush. So you heard Dave plyler right I mean it just just just so reasonable. So clear. And and he wants the president's followers to to wear masks wants the president to wear masks you heard them. They they they scorn it. They disdain it. It comes from the top. Do you think it's possible to pandemic would be a lot less worse if the president had from day one said where mask. I think if the president had said from day one everyone is wearing a mask. We'd have got forty five thousand deaths in this country and I say that because that's extrapolating German experience they've had a middle of the road haven't been the best. They haven't been the worst they been okay in their pandemic response. And they've had about ten thousand deaths. We have four times the population of Germany. We'd have about forty, five, thousand deaths in this country. So about one hundred, fifty, thousand people would be alive if you WANNA think about why we still have forty thousand cases day and a thousand deaths today in this country is because. We're still talking about masks. It's so basic. It just seems so nefarious now that we've heard the president. Really articulately express how dangerous this virus was on February seven. He knew the route he knew he knew how lethal the virus was. He knew that this was ACM dramatic people. He understood yet he decided not to protect the people. It was a conscious decision not to protect the people even now even today. Do you think his supporters would go and be unmasked. If they knew what he knew you think Herman Cain would have gone to Tulsa. Sit there shoulder shoulder without a mask knowing what the president knew. So so you know you Dr. Fouled. She the president said that we were rounding the corner the latest in his many salvoes sang right it's going away. But that's what you just said. Doctor felt she came out today and we're not rounding the corner, right? I mean he didn't. He didn't talk around it or generally obliquely rebutted he rebutted it using word for word because he felt it was important and then he went on to say this. When you're in the middle of a pin damage and you're trying hard to address all the appropriate issues, it is truly a waste of time. The bunk nonsense but unfortunately, we had to do that. Frustration is coming through in a way I haven't seen it before. I admire the man. So much I'm he is a brilliant scientist who's devoted his life to protecting America from all kinds of horrible pathogens. And he still added and he he he he does not get discouraged. Look. It is a waste of time for him to have to deal with some this nonsense, but it's necessary. He has to debunk we rely on him. If only the the White House brought him out to these press events and had an let the press on Moss as can questions wouldn't that be refreshing? I'm grateful for him everyday
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"The actor the Senate's use me to remove the officer in question and without that consent the president had absolutely no power at all. Humphrey's executor involves a situation in which the Congress or even the Senate has no role whatsoever once the statute was enacted and by the way signed by the president. In this case Obama into law and the only restriction is that the president may not fire the director at will but must have some good reason for doing so and I think that this is an area where the court has said when we have limitations on presidential powers case called Nixon against GSA involving the residents of authority over his papers and Morrison against Olsen involving the independent counsel where the restrictions do not go to significantly impair the president's constitutional authorities then those limitations by Congress in a statute or constitutional. So here. It's not as though the president cannot remove the director at all. It's at the president has to have good reasons for doing so. And just because the president doesn't like the policies or wants to replace the current director with one of his political favorites That's not sufficient reason that seems to be to be the kind of limited restriction that Supreme Court has authorized in other contexts. When Congress makes that determination that it's necessary in order to achieve other ends in the statute in this case assuring a significant vigorous regulation of the Financial Services Industry for the benefit of consumers. Let me take you to a place where I don't think you want to go but let me try to. I'M GONNA make you go there Allen and that is you lose that argument to you lose on standing and case or controversy and the core could clues that the statute is unconstitutional. The court teed up another issue that had not been teed up originally by the parties namely so what? What's the remedy? What happens next? Do you have an opinion on that? Well I yes I do. And it's that that The restrictions on removal would be held to be unconstitutional but that the rest of the powers of the agency would go forward as the solicitor. General makes clear in his reply brief. The creation of this agency was very very important to Congress and at the time President Obama and the notion that if they knew that it was unconstitutional to have restrictions on removal that they would have not simply not created the agency but they would have wanted everything to go back to. It was before almost all of these powers of given to the CFP were powers that were dispersed in other agencies in the government and then they were made more specific and given greater potency The notion that Congress would want that entire creation to be unraveled and people sent back to agencies which they either never were or haven't been in a number of years seems to be that the government is plainly. Right that there this was intended to be several of the Supreme Court has made it clear in a number of cases that If there's an unconstitutional provisions it does not destroy the entire statute unless I believe the court has said it's clear that Congress would not have wanted to save the parts that were constitutional without the parts. That were unconstitutional. So there's clear several ability language as a little. There's several of the I believe it's in the entire bill But but the not in the particular title in which this is found so the seal argues. Well THEY THEY. They only met that if the if the CFP were unconstitutional wouldn't bring down the entire rest of dodd-frank which is an even more extreme position. A but I I think that even the absence or presence of ever ability clause has has the court said. Never been dispositive on this issue. Okay all right. We're Drawn to the end of our Podcast and Obviously You know you you you have. I think a as I mentioned earlier. A compelling argument to be made I think on a standing and and Tila lesser extent case or controversy. But I think they're both pretty good arguments and you know as I thought about the this case. I originally my knee jerk reaction when I heard the Supreme Court granted cert was all. They're going to do justice. Cavenaugh did his. They're gonNA follow his dissent in the P. H. Case they're gonNA find it's unconstitutional and then they're going to sever however the more I think about it. I think there was a pretty good chance. It could be unanimous opinion. Where the all the justice get together and pump the case. Either say that cert- was improperly granted. I don't think they'll do that either. Because it'll just another case I love right there but that Probably all the justices could get together and might be able to gas. Probably the only part of the case where there might be unanimity of opinion. That do you agree that you think it could be nine nothing on that. But I I. I only wish that you had a vote on this case That would be very helpful Second as I say often when I'm asked about these things I'm a litigator not a bookmaker and the odds of nine and nothing are not all that great. It's certainly possible of the the people who want to stain. The limits on removal would vote for any way not to avoid the merits and ironically the people on the other side that is would most tend to favor. The president are the strictest on the question of standing case or controversy and so appealing to that side of their Jurisprudential Mode. Maybe we've got the votes on that on that side. It's also an election year and this would be a very explosive issue on top of all the other issues the court has got and and I think it's right. I think our basic principle of we should not we. The court should not decide constitutional questions unless they're absolutely necessary should prevail here If the president and by the way the next president may say you know maybe that's right but I think that on balance the country is better off with the president not being able to fire people because after all if I put my people in now the next president could fire my people and I I would just as soon have them stay and having this kind of stability is better for the government as a whole. That's why Congress put it in there and I think that Congress has judgment on what's a fair tradeoff ought to be honored so they may never have to decide this. This question among other reasons because of many director of this agency if asked by the president to resign new president comes in rather than go through a big fight and a lawsuit and worry about getting paid not getting paid and looking petty does say all right. I'll I'll resign and you can replace me and guess what the country will go on without having a firm resolution of this constitutional question unless it's absolutely necessary Of course I know. You're not a a politician either Allen but in a way I was hoping that the outcome of this case might result in The Republicans and the Democrats getting together to amend the relevant provisions of dodd-frank to create a five member commission making it similar to the FTC But I rather doubt whether Whatever they might do here could result I it could end up with that result. I know I read in maybe one of the amicus. Briefs that Somebody argued that the court ought ought to find it unconstitutional. And then not decide on the remedy but give Congress appeared of six months to amend the statute to make constitutional and people were thinking that might be the thing that resulted in Congress. Going back to the five member commission that originally was in the house. Bill of Dodd Frank and that Elizabeth Warren supported. But do you have any view on that before we wrap things up till I have two observations on that I if the president had been interested in having a meaningful five member commission he had the power to get that through the House and the Senate in the first two years of his presidency and no one even propose that let alone try to enacted second? I doubt that this Congress can't agree on anything of significance these days. They're paralyzed except for cutting taxes and passing a blow through the roof budget and flashed is. That doesn't the problem because after all if seal is right that everything is void of. What's going to happen to everything that's happened before now? And what's the agency going to do for the next six months until Congress may be decide something and remember we're going to have an election This will come down in June. We're having election November. Does anybody really think the congress is going to do anything? And and then we're talking about a new Congress and maybe a new president of the same president That is a recipe for the ultimate disaster Leaving it to Congress in this situation is the worst kind of punt And I certainly hope the court doesn't do that right. Okay well Alan Will very much look forward to the oral argument and in particular The decision of the court. Which will we know? We'll have by the end of June when they convene for their summer recess. So thank you very.
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"And it was now issued with a director who who concedes that. She is Because she was appointed by this President. Removable at will. Would anything be any different? And I think the answer is clearly not and it's only because the CFP has not to withdraw the prior Demand issue another one that we even have this case in court. So I I guess unless the court is prepared to say that Anything that the CFP did is void illegal and of no force and effect from the beginning. I doubt that the court will buy the void argument. Okay Let me ask you another question that I gleaned from reading some of the reply briefs. You seem to argue that because only the president can be injured by the removal provision to the extent it limits his ability to faithfully execute the law. Only the president can set up a case in which the constitutionality of the provision is challenge such as by firing director cramming. Or how do you respond to Ceelo Laws? Argument which is made in response to Paul Laments. Right does argument that a private party has the right to raise separation of powers issues because such structural principles not only protect the president but also protect individuals and in fact every action taken by an unconstitutionally structured agency. I would begin by agreeing. In part that separation of powers principles are not meant just to protect other participants in the government? In this case. The president That argument was made and rejected in a case. I argued I N S V Chara involving the legislative veto. And it's clear that with respect to the proper appointment private parties have the right to object. That's a separation of powers kind kind of issue. A bad in a situation in which Example the Congress stepped in as did in a case involving. The Washington Metropolitan Area Airports Authority and tried to run the airport by by use of of congressional delay tactics. Spring Court said no private parties have the right to object to that but those provisions are there to assure that properly. Appointed officials are carrying out the law. This is the back end. This is a prevision which by the way there is nothing in the constitution giving the president the power to remove officers to begin with but everybody agrees that the president has that power yet. Nobody believes that that power is there to protect private parties. Except obviously CEELO think so here and it's all about it if you read the merits portions of the brief about the power of the president's to do this the power the president to execute the laws the notion that the power of the executive branch is vested in the president. None of those are injuries or writes that in any way have to do with private parties so a it would be a big stretch. I think to say that private parties have these rights. I guess I should also disclose to the audience that this standing argument was not made in several recent cases in which the court did reach the merits of removal restrictions. And the court could would have to say that Those cases are are distinguishable because they also involved appointments or the court could also say well we didn't that was a drive-by jurisdictional ruling. Nobody raise the issue now that somebody raises the issue. We have to face the question of whether private parties can and invoke a part of the constitution that is beneficial primarily if not exclusively to the president right. Well Let. Let's turn now Alan to the second issue that You mentioned namely is there a case or controversy that is a requirement under the constitution That cords don't give advisory opinions and you argue that there's no actual controversy here because the parties namely CEELO law and the government agree on the merits of the constitutional question. They both agree that the statute or this particular part of the statute is unconstitutional. So how do you respond to seal a laws argument? That's made in response to Paul. Clements moutainous argument that there is still controversy because the CFP be while acknowledging that the statutes unconstitutional it hasn't withdrawn the C. Ide- it's going full steam ahead to try to in connection with its investigation of CEELO law. How do you reconcile that? Well I think we reconciled in this way that this is entirely within the control of the CFPB. Now they could withdraw that. Cid Tomorrow and issue a new one instead in which the with the director who now concedes that she may be removed without a cause and the chosen not to do that. they you. They have in essence setup a case it's just as if the president went to court and said. I wanted to clarify Tori judgment that I can fire. The the director at will in a case called rains against bird the supreme court was faced with the kind of the opposite situation in which a member of Congress went to court seeking to declare the LEGISLA. The line item veto unconstitutional. The court said that the members of Congress had no standing because they would be in effect asking for an advisory opinion and in that very case the court said it similarly the president could not ask for an advisory opinion which is in essence. What he's he's doing here. I also cited my brief a case from just a few years ago called United States Against Windsor. That was the case involving the defense of marriage. Act in which the claim was that the plaintiff in that case had paid three hundred fifty thousand dollars or so in a state tax because the statute did not denied rather The marital exemption in the estate tax for same sex married couples while granting it to opposite sex married couples the government originally defended the action In a similar case and then switch positions and by the time the case got to the Supreme Court the Government is one hundred percent aligned on the merits with the plaintiff of and the Supreme Court. Ask for it. A meekest to argue the case that there was no case or controversy and the case could not be decided because of the agreement between the parties the House of Representatives who ironically somewhat was represented in that case by. Paul Clement had intervened in the District Court to argue that the statute was constitutional. The court by a vote of six to three decided that it had a sufficient case or controversy to reach the merits although the similar case arising from California's prop eight. The court said it did not have sufficient case of controversy. Because in that case the governor and the Attorney General agreed that they propagate was unconstitutional. Those cases are very similar to this one. And while in Windsor the Doma case there was a very pragmatic considerations involved. There were eleven hundred. Federal Statutes affected by. Doma was no other way that the case could be decided if the court had not reached the merits and all the parties asked the court to reach the merits. And so and even in that case it was a vote of six three one of the votes in favor of it was by a Justice Alito. Who said it was alright because the house had become an intervening party. There IS NO INTERVENING PARTY. Here in this case so And by the Chief Justice and Justice Thomas Join Justice Scalia's opinion on the lack of case or controversy And and I think that given the readily easel easy way for the president to get this issue decided The courts say no. We're not going to decide this case. And whether they refuse on standing or case a controversy grounds we are not going to a in effect Decide a friendly lawsuit. Yeah I mean your legal arguments I think are quite compelling Allen but there's a practical issue that I find troubling and that is that I mean we know that president trump is not going to try to remove Kathy Kranenburg. He appointed her and he appointed her probably because he knew that she would run the agency the way he would like the agency to be rung. So he's not GonNa do it Now I suppose if we have a Democratic president that gets elected in November that Come after he or she gets sworn in At that point that president might try to remove Kathy Kranenburg but I would guess based on what Kathy chroniclers already said namely that she believes that she can be removed at any time by the president. I doubt if she's going to change her mind when it's a Democratic president there I don't think and so it's got to be very hard to get this case litigated. I think It would've it may have been I agree with your point that while Cordray's serve for ten months While trump was in office and he considered removing Cordray but he never did and could have done it. But that's sort of that's water over the dam but looking forward we have all these challenges that have been made in the context of I think practically every enforcement preceding that the CFPB. Pb has been involved in Sense Kathy Kranenburg has become director This constitutional issues raised all the time. Don't you think they'll be some sort of Feeling on the part of the cord call it a practical concern that maybe we ought to get to the merits and and move on well. I'm sure there are some people who will argue that. We want this constitutional issues decided but I refer you to justice. Scalia his dissenting opinion in the Doma case in which he makes it very clear that that's not the job of the courts to decide cases unless they have to decide them especially momentous constitutional issues. Like this but you know maybe even there are other agencies headed by single members Social Security Administration is one of the the the Federal Housing Agency is is another. Maybe the president could find another person to fire there. In addition as I think you may know the arguments in this case are a that. The case of humphries executors involving the Federal Trade Commission is distinguishable in in the for cause removal there because it was a multi member agency. But even if it's not distinguishable those cases argues the government and Seila are wrong and they should be overruled. And if the president wants to fire somebody. He's got plenty of hold-overs of Democrats in multi member agencies around the government. And if he wants to fire somebody enough to pick a fight about that he can do that Indeed one of my arguments on the standing argument is that if CEELO law has standing here so does every single person organization company. That's been affected by any order of the SEC the FTC the NLRB The Federal Communications Commission the Federal Election Commission. If it ever issues any other orders and any other multi member agency with four. 'cause removals anyone can challenge any action on that grounds and everybody under seal. Us Theory would have standing. I think that ought to be a pretty scary notion for the court to allow that kind of standing to go forward but if they believe that they have standing and they believe that the law should be interpreted that way. The president does have other opportunities. But you know this is not a debating society this is the Supreme Court of the United States. And it's not supposed to decide hard questions of major constitutional importance unless they're DESA. -sarily presented a necessary to be decision. Okay so I if it turns out that the court disagrees with you on standing in case a controversy and it gets to the merits I understand your position. Is that the statute as written is constitutional right at correct. Although my brief does not focus on that particular issue right right but I agree with that proposition and you base that. On the case you referred to Morrison's estate Humphry. Stay Humphries Humphries. Yeah yes What was involved in that? Case cases from nineteen thirty five involve President Roosevelt's a decision. To Fire Mr Humphries as a member of the Federal Trade Commission the Federal Trade Commission had similar restrictions on route to what's involved here and President Roosevelt said. He wanted somebody else who was more in line with his views. Humphries was fired. He passed away. His estate sued for money. Damages and the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that. The limits on the power of the president to remove in that case in that statute were constitutional. And that is the that and some other cases as well In which the court upheld limitations on removal that would the house and poke lament argue in their briefs are strong support for The restrictions here. So you don't buy the distinction that is made by Ceelo law and the CFP to the effect that they FTC was a or is a five member commission. It was a five member commission. At the time that Humphries State Was decided here. We're talking and IT'S A. It's a bipartisan commission. where you know where the argument goes that Things cannot be done by one individual by fee out It it takes. It takes a village. You've gotta get all five commissioners you don't have to get them all agree but you gotta get three of them to agree and that makes it different than the situation here where you have one individual who basically can do whatever he or she wants to do subject to laws of course but yes Well I guess the first question is where is that distinction in the Constitution and the answer is no place second The court has recognized that the original case on which the Solicitor General Steel rely case called Myers against the United States in which there was a very very long opinion by former president and chief justice. William Howard Taft in which he upheld upheld the president's firing in that case a but the important point about that case as the springboard is recognized subsequently is that the limitation there was that the president had to get the approval of Congress..
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"And if you like our podcast please let us know about it You can leave as review on Apple. Podcast Google play or whatever other platform. You use for your podcast. So let's turn to today's subject and it's a timely indeed Today I am very pleased to be joined by professor. Alan Morrison Allen is Associate Dean at the George Washington University Law School where he teaches constitutional law and civil procedure. He has extensive litigation experience in the field of separation of powers. Which is the subject of what we're going to be talking about today. That is we're going to once again. I really on the eve of the oral argument in the. Us Supreme Court in the seal log case. We're GONNA DELVE INTO THAT. Case and ED by the end of the PODCAST Hopefully you all have a better idea of what you think. The court may do to resolve the case. First of all. Let me welcome you. Professor Morrison. And if you don't mind we'll call you Allen says I can call you Allen you can call me Alan. Okay good and we're going to confuse our audience today with two Allen's On the show okay So let's do a little bit a level setting here for those in our audience Allen who may not be as familiar with the seal a law case as certainly you and I are so tell us what that case What the issue is and what the procedural history in the posture today. Well it's a little bit of a wind up so let me go back to the Dodd Frank. Act in two thousand and ten in which The congress was trying to deal with problems arising out of the great recession. And as part of the Dodd Frank Act Congress enacted an idea that was now senator Elizabeth Warren's brainchild to consolidate all the financial services regulation of consumer financial matters into a single agency the House of Representatives originally put that into the bill and had it as a multi member agency that it was headed by. I believe three individuals all appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate subject to removal. Only for 'cause when the matter got to the House we got to the Senate. The Senate changed the form of the Agency. But not its mission. It turned it into a single member agency headed by director also appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate and also subject to removal only for cause in addition the financing for this agency was set so that the money came directly from the Prophets of the Federal Reserve System in Congress. Didn't have anything to do with it. And it had very few other limitations on the ability of the director to carry out the mission in other words. Caguas wanted this job done. They wanted a financial regulator not tied to the banking industry who would regulate on behalf of consumers. This idea was subject to a lot of criticism not specially at the time of the legislation but as soon as the law was passed and people started to realize that there was going to be a new tiger in town that would becoming after a financial institutions in ways that had not happened before and shortly thereafter various challenges were were brought to actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as it came to be known and one of those cases went to the DC circuit now justice and then judge. Cavanaugh was one of the dissenters who believe that the arrangement for the organization was unconstitutional. And I'll get to that in just in just a minute. That case did not go to the Supreme Court But meanwhile other cases were winding their way through the court including now Seila Law Seattle began with a demand by the CFP. Be as it's known for certain records and certain other information and a seal. Aw gave them some. But then resisted and so the CFP be went to court in the CA- in California a federal court to enforce their demand and seal objected on among other reasons on the grounds that the agency was unconstitutional. There are two aspects of potential agency unconstitutionality. A here a one of which is not in the case which is a fairly common challenge and that is to the appointment of the appointments clause of the constitution sets up principal officers and inferior officers and then below them our employees and there has been a fair amount of litigation over the status of those officers. Everybody agrees that the director here is a principal officer and that he now a she was properly appointed what the dispute is about. And this is the issue before the court is whether the limits on the ability of the president to remove the director except for cause is unconstitutional restriction on the power of the president. When the case was filed in the District Court the Bureau was allowed by statute to represent itself and it defended the constitutional challenge on the merits. When the case got to the Court of Appeals it agreed and the night circuit agreed that the law was constitutional largely relying on the DC circuit case. That upheld it over a divided. Vote a seal. Aw then filed a petition for Sharara and after taking an extension the government came in now represented not by the bureau but by the Solicitor General on behalf of the president who said that the restriction on the removal was unconstitutional as a limitation on the power. The president to take care of the laws be faithfully executed at this point in the briefing. The government suggested that the court appoint a an make us to argue in favor of the constitutionality as soon as that happened. The House of Representatives filed a motion for leave to follow NECAS. Brief out of time saying it would defend the constitutionality and I filed amicus brief at that stage arguing first that because of the agreement between the parties on the merits there was no active. Case or controversy in the court should not decide the case and in addition that brief argued that the seal law had no standing to object to restrictions on the power the president that only the president could act and that the proper way to get that issue before the court was the president to fire somebody in this case the director of Seila and if that person contested as it happened in two earlier cases then the president could have his case. Controversy in the court could decide the case properly. The court has now appointed an meekest. Paul Clement a former solicitor general and one of the top advocates in the Supreme Court to defend the law I filed an additional brief amplify my prior arguments at the merits stage and the House of Representatives has also come in to defend the case both the House and Park lament have argued that there is no standing here. The case is not in the proper posture for this challenge and they urged the court not to reach the merits of they do not embrace my somewhat larger argument that there's no case or controversy In this case as well so that's where we stand and the argument is all set for the third of March right Okay Thank you Excellent job in Succinctly summarized in where we are today wasn't I'm sorry it wasn't more succinct but there's a lot of procedural steps that. Oh Yeah Yeah. There's certainly is so Let's dig a little deeper into Into the case and let's focus first on standing And your argument And the argument that Paul Clement has made that. The House is made that there is no standing and I like you to explain that in more detail. Sure the law standing which is in particularly in this court a quite restrictive law that is it generally does not a wide ranging set of issues that allowed people to challenge actions by the government focuses on whether there has been an injury to the plaintiff from the unlawful or unconstitutional. Act of the of the defendant in this case. The director usually comes up. This case is a little bit odd because the standing issue arises with respect to a defense that has been raised by Seila law a Nazia laws original claim and the argument is very simply that a person is not entitled to rely on a constitutional defect here the method of removal of the director unless that person is injured by that constitutional defects and in our view. The only person who is harmed by that restriction is the president of the United States and that Seila law has can show no connection between the harm suffered by the president and any harm that hit. It has suffered in the in this case. This is not a case in which they're claiming director was not properly appointed. See Look concedes that the director was properly appointed and that would be a claim for which it has standing but we argue that the court only has standing in a case in which someone has been fired and the president argues that the firing was lawful and the president of the employees or the officer argues that it was unlawful because the statutory restriction the president then counters and says that restriction is unconstitutional among other things. Of course it assures us that we have all the facts and circumstances of the firing to see whether in fact there might have been caused whether it otherwise complied with the statute and we honor the principle of constitutional avoidance which is that we courts especially the US Supreme Court should not decide cases if there are adequate other means of deciding them That do not raise a standing problems such as we have here. Okay so Let me let me push back a little bit. Alan on that So you argue. Seila law doesn't have any standing to challenge the removal provision because it hasn't suffered an injury resulting from the fact that the director couldn't could be couldn't be removed at will by the president. How do you respond to seal a laws argument that it did suffer such an injury because any action taken by an unaccountable director was void? And it doesn't have to show that a hypothetical accountable director would have taken a different action. Well one of the things about sealers. Brief I it's only in their reply. Brief that you find that and by the way the government doesn't say that seal is that the CFP B.'s. Actions were void governments. Very careful not to say that but void is a very capricious term and. I don't think that everything that the director has done since. The beginning of time is unconstitutional. And therefore no matter whether anybody objected or not No matter what the action was that because there is this defect in the removal provision. That everything that's happened is illegal. That's a very far out position and I don't believe it's warranted. The court has been very careful in other contexts to be sure to not use the term void except the most extreme cases. And it's hard to imagine that that this action has been taken is void in the sense that the court has used it I think what they're doing is they're saying well yes. We can't show any connection but we don't have to show any connection and I don't think that the courts requirements of traceability and redress ability are met understanding doctrine in this case either and that the injury is only to the president. A perhaps it'd be better better example. Suppose that today of the CFP be withdrew the.
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"Air National Guard Ehrman our very own robberies better seller yes when questioning the results of the election was so bad they said troops to lose indeed he won't say he will bow down and kiss Hillary's ring that'll blow to democracy into flux and bad things are gonna happen troll has to say before the vote did he's gonna lose and then he's going to support Hillary he has to do it otherwise democracies in danger well speaking at George Washington University what are we three years after the election let it go lady such bitterness such chomping on the better route Hillary shopping all the better route she's still finding excuses do you remember all the excuses first it was your damn women you women let your man tell you had a low number that then it was the Democrats because they're all socialists remember she said when forty five percent of Iowa Democrats supported Bernie Sanders instead of me that tells you what I was up against so you got the women you got the socialists she's always blame the blacks there's a seasoning hatred by Hillary for the blacks and I can tell you that Barack winning in two thousand eight I bet you when she got good tanked up on that Chardonnay who about three o'clock when she was two bottles in with some of her girlfriends just better white women they said the staff away locked the doors and just scream at the top of their lungs it does black people especially black man they want to presidency from her and then by the time she ran she was so old fable she had to be we should flop over that have to roll over into the back of a van poor thing I actually feel sorry for she went as bad as Joe Biden is for twenty twenty it's going to be terrible to watch bad bite is going to end up being like report better gives birth and I'm not joking is gonna win the nomination and then we're gonna have these think pieces if Biden dies before the election if Biden dies before the inauguration what would be the constitutional procedure our guest now is Alan Dershowitz to discuss this eventuality here's Hillary at George Washington University chop it on that bitter root now I was the first person who ran for president in more than fifty years without the protection of the voting rights act and let me just say it makes a difference we saw that once again during the twenty eighteen mid term affections which were a case study in voter suppression voters faced intimidation and harassment that echoed some of the worst chapters in our nation's history voter ID requirements amounted to a modern day poll tax voter ID requirements which were literally made up for the purpose of preventing certain people from actually being able to cast a vote that would be counted we saw you are voting place for this long lines and malfunctioning equipment again in certain places in North Dakota we saw sweeping efforts to prevent people from voting particularly native Americans living on reservations in North Carolina Republican operatives illegally collected absentee ballots fill them in and bail them from post offices near voters homes and don't you find it interesting all of the politicians who have argued for years for stricter IDE rules and limits on early voting are curiously quiet about these proven abuses that is no accident it is in service to their larger political goals of obtaining and keeping power you know when someone loses a presidential race that's when you learn a lot about their metal that swing you learn whether they would have been a good president or not and Hillary is reminding us good grief she got so close she would have been a terrible precedent that nagging way that whining that she lost that excuse making that never taking personal responsibility for terrible campaign the thing about it is she's approximately three percent as the retaining list with can you use let me just say it makes a difference we show linear at the village of Rockville opening in fall twenty twenty is rifles newest senior living destination nestled in a quiet neighborhood when there is designed for individuals want more choice.
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"DC special counsel, Robert Mueller's four hundred page report has finally been published. Mr. Mueller's report says he found no criminal conspiracy between Mr. Trump's campaign and Russia, but could not reach a concrete legal conclusion on whether Donald Trump tried to obstruct the investigation itself it details. Ten instances where investigators looked into whether President Trump has tried to criminally obstruct the probe, but it does not come to a conclusion I talked to Jonathan Turley professor of public interest law at George Washington University in Washington DC, what really comes out of the record is this very detailed. And in some cases disturbing picture from the White House. The president alternately was saved from himself by his staff. You know, the president clearly wanted to fire. The special counsel that would have amounted for many people to an act of obstruction. But you have this amazing scene where the president ordered his White House counsel to fire the special counsel and the White House counsel refused. Refused. A direct order of a sitting president. And it's for that reason that this president was able to get through this scandal, very likely without a serious criminal despite himself. It seems. That's right. I mean, it's not easy to obstruct something that's not a crime. But the president made a determined effort. I mean, he almost did that. So there's no criminal charges. But the report does highlight that he did try to do it. Well, he certainly did try to know whether that constitutes obstruction certainly be debated. But it does leave the sort of odd zen like question if the president or. Ordered an act considered obstruction, and nobody listened is it still an active obstruction? And the fact is he didn't fire the special counsel. He didn't destroy any evidence. He didn't force the investigation to a premature ending. So if you separate his rhetoric the records, not that bad, but he clearly had an intent to be obstructive. At least on that issue. There is an interesting part in the report where the president is quoted as using. An exploitive word, and he says, oh my God. This is a quote. Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I am dot dot dot what does that tell us about the state of mind of the president? Because as you say he does feel vindicated now after the report was published. He says I'm having a good day. It doesn't seem that. He was that easy going as the investigation was announced. Well in fairness to the president the special counsel does say that he believes that the president. Was primarily concerned about. How how this was going to affect his administration as opposed to ending the investigation. Especial council does say that he fired James call me, the former FBI director not because he wanted to stop the investigation. But because he was upset that Komi wooden say publicly what Komi was saying cravenly that the president was not actually a target of the investigation. What will the Democrats do now? Well, the Democrats themselves are in a bit of a bind the leadership never wanted to impeach Trump. But they ran on teaching Trump to regain pow control the house, but it was never very plausible that they wanted to actually remove Trump. Why would they should bring about a pensive ministration? So the Democrats always wanted to wound but not kill Trump leave him in office Nemec state. Well, they've succeeded in doing that and continue to play up this report investigate Trump. But there's not any real indication. They're moving towards an impeachment. Looking forward though, does this report in hinder his possible reelection, actually, I think the report strengthened his reelection in a couple of respects collusion really was negated as a theory in this report. That's what started all of this. Also, most of those people who were convicted were convicted of. Unrelated crimes, there never was a serious collusion case made against anyone except the Russians who did the hacking, but that wasn't for collusion that was for the effort to disrupt the election. So I think in the end the president is strengthened by the report in that he can say with justification that they did not find some crying connected to collusion. But these stories come out of the report will be played back. The problem is that Trump is this 'nigma, you know, he's not a more president in the way he conducts himself and that frill thumb and then a polls others, but that's not a change. That was professor Jonathan Turley at professor public interest law at George Washington University. Newsday from the BBC World.
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"Got a question from Eric Parker on my Twitter feed about multiple people shot in Philadelphia and the answer is. Yeah. There apparently is or five people have been taken to a hospital Germantown section of Philadelphia this afternoon. The victims ages nineteen through twenty three were outside a Dollar General store when a white Chevrolet Impala pulled up in front of them to gunman inside fired eighteen shots. So I don't want to prejudge. But it sounds like it was a drive by shooting of some kind with these young people. So Jonathan Turley who I like. George Washington University law, professor. Was asked this morning about what he thinks Jeff flake is going to do. It's very hard to say because Senator flake has been something of a moving target on this. There's a danger to creating new types of prerequisites. You know, it's a danger of looking like you're doing us or hamlet a hamlet on the Potomac performance. You have to at some point be very clear as to what you I think. Many of these senators are going to want to see how broad the investigation was how many people were interviewed. I think many of them are not going to like what President Trump said last night. I I don't think it was particularly appropriate for the president to go after a sexual assault alleged sexual assault victim before the FBI investigation came in particularly. But also in the midst of all this that's not gonna play with Susan Collins. But I think this is one of those things where it depends on the audience, but the audience in DC is different from the audience in Mississippi. Sure is so that was yeah. That was the audience in Mississippi last night was all rallied up on it and everything else. But the question now is coming down to wait. Wait, wait. Wait, wait, what he hasn't reinterviewed Dr Ford or judge Cavanaugh, and Jonathan Turley says they may not know it really is not necessary. As a general rule, these people gave extensive statements under oath that gave all the details. They said that they can remember I think many of the Democrats are going to be nipped that the FBI didn't go back and challenged judge Cavanaugh on things like the definition from his yearbook. But I do think that that reflects what's really the strategy here. I think that the Democrats all along we're looking at a type of perjury trap to present. These these terms to force him either to give rather embarrassing definitions or not answer. And I think they're going to be disappointed that the FBI doesn't play that game. Yeah. So the FBI takes a testimony of both of these people, and it was hours, and hours and hours and hours of testimony. And then it goes out and matches it up with other people. Dave in here from Nevada City, California. Hi, dave. Sorry about the quality. I'm in the car driving. You're good. You're good. I think it was a very wise move or President Trump to make those statements that this political rally he's not there to promote cabinet or two. Change the hearts of the Cropper's antics. He's there for the people that have made up their mind yet. And those people are not political at all they they hear the sound bikes all day long today. All I've heard is though soundbites Trump made yesterday true. Trump. So I think it was very wise move for Trump. Even Turley said look at Washington DC is where he needs to care about not Mississippi. So you're talking about the midterms. But right now, we got a boat coming up within a couple of days about this judge. And does Senator though senators don't really care about sexual abuse or anything like that what they cared about their political high. Right. They'll be looking at the polls these sound bytes. Let's go to change those pulse. Well, he's gotta get the Republicans that are on the fence gotta get two of the three. That's what he needs. Or he needs to get a democrat or two Democrats Heidi Heitkamp is way behind in her race for re-election, and she can bury yourself by voting against Kevin. Oh, so she may be a vote. So maybe maybe they can lose two Republicans pick up a democrat pick up one of the Republicans in and cavenaugh will be will be put on the court. I I don't know. Do you think this is going to move on whatever happens? Whatever happens with vote this story go away or is this something they're going to keep alive until November six. They'll keep live in the Democrats the live as long as they can. But now, they're their public image is changing for them. And it's not like they expected it to. Yeah. Yes. There's a lot of people out there that are looking at.
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"What is in this day and age what what does that mean? Exactly. You can connect them because it's politically expedient to do. So now, I look I I can accept this and that the oceans little warmer, and there's more CO two and China and India and the EU continue to increase their output, even as we decrease our out. Put yet somehow we're still the bad guy in this because that's how the left operates. But literally, we're still the bad guys. We're the ones decreasing co two output. China's not India's not the EU is not most of the signatories. And I read from this United Nations thing yesterday or day before yesterday the woman at the United Nations who's the head of climate. Whatever said that they're changing the weather. She said, they're changing the weather if they could change the weather. I don't think I'd want them to. I don't think I want you to start messing with that stuff. But I and then the cartoon the Tom tolls cartoon say global warming thing to and it's all our fault. You see it's all our fault. It's a it's a cartoon drawn to colored no color cartoon, and there's a huge storm, and it says human intensified storms written on it. It's human intensified starts. He knows that because his party told him and as party told him that there were three thousand people. In Puerto Rico, and there's no dissuading him. I promise you and under human intensified storms. There's little Uncle Sam standing there because we're the bad guy. Even though our CO two is going down and everybody else is going up, and it says close encounters of the incurred kind close encounters of the incurred say, it's it's it's a bit of a stretch. But there's Uncle Sam. And a woman is saying that Tonko Sam, I guess, she's probably I don't know Hillary butter or something close encounters of the incurred. And it's not only America's fault. It's Republican's fault say because we're pro energy, and energy independence, and we burn cleaner here than than they do anyplace else. And it's better to buy locally than had it shipped from the Middle East. And it's better to pay our own employees rather than slave labor in Saudi Arabia and money going to princes that by airliners to fly around in with hookers. And it's. It's better if we get our energy here at home, that's obvious to any thinking person. But there it is. And if you don't, and this is this is one of the things I like about global warning is when when people attack you, and and people attack me for it from time to time, naturally, they say, you don't even believe in global warming might well is it an article of faith because science is not I believe in gravity because I can prove it that's a science thing. Now, I shouldn't have to believe in it. It should be demonstrable. And then they say this storm Florence. Demonstrates. I just don't think that it does this is for real. It is not made. It is not made up Mr. hand. I didn't make it up. And and again, you look at Hazel in nineteen fifty four and Hugo at nineteen Eighty-nine and lots and Katrina lots of other big hurricanes. I gotta ten in nineteen thirty eight the great northeastern hurricane the Long Island express and our records. Really don't go back very far and the records that go back a little further are not great records. We didn't have weather satellites until I was. Yeah. In fourth grade or something. And so we haven't been tracking this stuff for all that long in a in a very capable way, marvel marvel I say, I'm gonna get told us, and it was it was congressman Bennie Thompson. Right. That yesterday wanted the president to resign the presidency because in a tweet he questioned the George Washington University study, you can't do that. You cannot question. A study. It was done by lefties, and it's being peddled by lefties, and if you question it with crazy things like, and again, it's like the it's like the little boy and the emperor has no clothes if you question it your shouted down by the mob because you're not invited to question authority. Don't you know who they are? There are thirty. Don't question them that whole button bumper sticker tee-shirt thing question authority that fell by the wayside when the left became a thirty now questioning authority is punishable punishable Icee, and they tell you they just tell you what the number of and you accept it or not there's more to get into in that. And and and plenty then there's the Dianne Feinstein story. The Brett Kavanagh's say judge who was nominated to sit on the supreme court. He will sit on the supreme court. But yesterday Senator Dianne Feinstein came out with a letter a letter, I say, and and she's had it since June, June or July. She's had it since earlier this summer since July. She's had it since July, and and there have been hearings and she's met with them one on one and it never came up anywhere. She's had this letter forever. And now she thinks she's got she's like Senator Joe McCarthy, I have in my hand a letter contains the names of and and this is her kind of Senator McCarthy moment and once again. I've got to say we've got another anonymous thing, and this is the leftist very big on this these days. The New York Times op-ed piece from anonymous the deep state throat inside of the Trump White House attempting to undermine the government of the United States, the duly elected leadership the United States because the self righteous preening obvious. Anti Trump people inside the government are trying to well undo the results of the election by engaging in a scurrilous form of subterfuge. And and that's an anonymous person, right? The Woodward book is full of anonymous people the Dianne Feinstein letter, which allegedly accuses Brett cabinet of some kind of sexual misdeed which reportedly dates back to high school high school. I believe that he's fifty three years old now, I think that's right. I think he's fifty three years old and Dianne Feinstein has been sitting on a letter since July, perhaps literally, but definitely figuratively. And they Fifty-three-year-old Cavanaugh is now. That's right. Fifty three been tak- is being taken a task. Because of an anonymous letter from an anonymous person making an anonymous claim which she will not explain, but they're leaking that it's of a sexual nature and that it dates back to high school many decades ago. I think I might know what it is. I think that it's possible that at the junior prom. He put a hard-boiled egg in his front pocket. I think that might be that could be it and that will prevent him from sitting on the supreme court. This is actually just about the craziness of the democrat party and the left and trying to appease the extreme. Cream, violent left that is making obscene phone calls to Susan Collins Senate office, and and so this is about trying to appease, the violent angry left that they and the whole thing is so crazy. He's going to sit on the supreme court and suddenly abortions going to be overturned. I don't know what planet you guys are from. But that's not really how things work in the world. People are nuts. I know I've got very little time. But let's go to let's go to the phones. Let's go to Nick in Manassas, Virginia, nNcholas, you're on the Chris Plante show. How you doing? I'm good, Nick. I just wanted to ask you about Paul Ryan yesterday. And I feel that the American Legion. Yeah. The media saturation from this reporting on this whatever that came out of George Washington University. Crazy. Yeah. I had four out of five at the American Legion. Mostly Republicans on that one democratic. The number was three thousand from Puerto Rico. Yeah. I couldn't believe it. Yeah. Sure. Well, you said four out of five people bought into it. Or just the democrat bought into it. The democrat just the one democrat. He said other three thousand deaths. Now. Thousands. The democrat new. I don't I don't think I understand. Now, the democrat he knew the number. He wouldn't come up with it. Republicans said that there were three thousand. The media that I'm talking about. Okay. About eighteen years in the American Legion. So it's all veterans, and and the four Republicans were buying into the the media bombardment three thousand dead rat off the problem of their head. Just ask the question hair. It is it's the power of the propaganda machine. Man. They own it everywhere. It's on Stephen Colbert. It's it's you know, it's on the morning, noon and night. It's on the front page of the paper. It's on the local news. It's everywhere and thanks, Nick. And they and they just they just put it out there, and it becomes an article of faith. That's that's.
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"George Washington University's public health school to look into the question last month were CEO accepted. The study's conclusion that nearly three thousand people died as a result of the storms affects today. President Trump said three thousand people did not die in the to hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico when I left the island after the storm had hit they had anywhere from six to eighteen deaths. In fact, when Air Force One left quarter Rico the death toll stood at forty five. Mr. Trump said the higher estimates were done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible. If a person died for any reason like old age just add them onto the list. Republican response was largely muted one exception, Florida governor Rick Scott, a candidate for the US Senate who said I disagree with an independent study said thousands were lost. We're joined now by Philip bump, Washington Post, national correspondent who focuses on the numbers behind politics. Phil thanks for being with us as we heard in the tape this new higher estimate from George Washington University. How was that reached how was that number reached? So the conclusion they reached was that. There was a range in three thousand was the most likely values that they came up with in that range was determined by looking at what the normal level of mortality was Puerto Rico and. How that level of mortality had increased in the months after the storm for about six months after the storm. So essentially if say one hundred people died normally in November in Puerto Rico if after the storm one hundred and fifty head died, they basically would take a estimate about fifty additional people had died. It was it was that sort of analysis. They did for an extended period after the storm that allow them to come up with this value, and I should say that there's Washington University's school of public health. Put out a statement that said we stand by the science underlying our study, we are confident that the number two thousand nine hundred seventy five is the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date. So this wasn't a list. They didn't go counting. That's death certificates over this time. That's exactly right. And in fact, that probably wouldn't even have worked one of the things I spoke with researchers from the university of Delaware's disaster recovery center last year in anticipation that this might become a problem. And the thing that was pointed out to me is that most of these causes of death. If for example, someone has diabetes and their insulin. That needs to be kept refrigerated. They can't keep a refrigerator because they lose electricity because of the storm and unfortunately die as a result of that. Because of death is listed on their desert epic is not going to be they died as a result for Maria. It's going to be that they died because of diabetes, and so all of the causes of death that would be listed on those decifit gets. Anyway, might not necessarily reflect the true reason that they died at the point that they did which was the after effects of this storm. So two points coming out of that number one is that when the president said that they just added people onto the list there was no list. That's exactly right. That was that was just political rhetoric. And Secondly, you've written a lot about the the complexities of of reaching death tolls. Figuring out of debt souls after natural disasters. And you talk about that sort of the direct effects of people deaths from direct effects, and sort of the indirect effects. So the direct effects of dying from the storm are for example, going outside during the storm and having a tree hitching the head being in your home and having having a flooding and drowning as a result of it. We we're we're pretty familiar with those. Direct effects, obviously, lamentable and tragic, but we're really talking about here is that period afterward that period of months where Puerto Rico much of Puerto Rico lacked electricity lacks potable water lacked clear roads, which was a problem. The the post in may told the story of a woman who who died in her home in part because they couldn't reach medical workers based cell phones weren't working and in part because ambulance got caught in traffic because traffic lights weren't working. These are the sorts of deaths that are a direct result of the storm. But we're talking directly attributable to these storm itself those two day period. And the remarkable thing what the president did today is he asked us to focus only on those direct effects from the storm and ignore the preventable deaths that happened in the weeks and months afterward, the preventable deaths that were ultimately the responsibility of the federal and local government to prevent and you said you tweeted this afternoon that when you spoke to researchers last year they were concerned about how President Trump might use this sort of uncertainty. About the exact number for political reasons. Well, I wouldn't say that they expressed the Dave themselves were concerned how Trump would do this. But they did note that it was not uncommon for death tolls from these sorts of disasters to become political footballs in as part of our conversation as up front when I spoke with them that this could be something which could be politically problematic down the road. And so we had a conversation in which they noted that these things are never able to be pinpoint accurate simply because of the way that these deaths occur and as a result of that they often become subject to political Macintoshes. It's unusual. However that we see that in the United States after Katrina, for example, there wasn't much debate. There was an accepted figure that I will note was was a calculated in much the same way that this one was Philip bump of the Washington Post. Thanks so much for being with us. Of course. Government figures show, the.
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"On the waters in front of your house. In addition to the mudslides and landslides. Now, you might end up with a shark in your front yard. I'm telling you, right. You think I'm making this up this appeared somewhere Florence now contain sharks? I'm telling you. You wanna tell me this story is not true that this is this is one thing. I silently shuttled the headline here for the bottom of the stack. Hurricane risks include toxic sludge lagoons, a pig manure, I'm telling you, they're getting ready to call this Donald Trump's Katrina. How many times did they after George Bush had his Katrina? How many other Katrina 's did Bush have for the remainder of his term, they're setting this up? Now, there was a story about pig manure and slop during Katrina and the state of Louisiana handed the bunket there were not losers in gobs of pig manure floating around in flood waters in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. They had to debunk the myth this. These are these are predictable things that the media has in their Nexis database. Hurricane hit you go to the next is file database, and you look for stories. It might look good to run on your on just repeat them March. Now contains us a shark being lifted out of the Atlantic Ocean and dumped into the storm because it's so strong. It sucked them in there. And then they're going to be in the waters. Of course, the only water that might contain sharks would be storm surge it isn't going to be raining sharks. And that's the predominant water source in a hurricane is rainfall. Why debunk the rumor now I don't blame these people Houston because what happened is media matters for America got hold of it along with the fact that I supposedly was saying the hurricanes nothing that they're lying about it just to advance climate change. And all these media people what's amazing about this. They read these things outlandish their craze. They never call here. For clarification. Did you really say that it's going to be raining? They never call you. They just rely on a bunch of leftist radical lying, Saxon manure over at media matters. And they run whatever they say there. Throughout the drive by media. But even with this. We are not finished. Now, we go to the hurricane in Puerto Rico because the drive by media is doing everything it can to say that Donald Trump. Is complicit in. That's what Donald Trump didn't care. Donald Trump didn't do enough to help people at Donald Trump is out lying about the great American response, by the way. Ours was the only response there was no other assistance in Puerto Rico. But ours. Remember, we we learned that the Rico officials hid hundreds of thousands of bottles of water intended for victims were uncovered recently. That was aid was not distributed. Now, they're running around claiming the Trump is complicit didn't care. The latest is that that that three thousand people died. In the aftermath of hurricane Maria. And Donald Trump is saying that is simply not true three thousand people didn't die. And so here from political Donald Trump without evidence says three thousand people did not die in Puerto Rico. And Furthermore that the Democrats are making it up. President Trump on Thursday accused Democrats without evidence of inflating the three thousand person death count from last year's hurricanes and principle Rico in order to make him look bad. Trump tweeted three thousand people did not die the two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico when I left the island after the storm hit they had anywhere from six to eighteen people dead as time went by. It didn't go up by much longtime later they start to report really large numbers like three thousand where did the three thousand number come from researchers at George Washington University. Researchers at George Washington University determined. Last month at hurricane Maria along resulted in two thousand nine hundred seventy five excess deaths in Puerto Rico. This the media except without challenge. The media doesn't say George Washington University without evidence determined last month at hurricane Maria resulted in twenty nine hundred seventy five deaths. But when Trump. Disputes it. They say Donald Trump without evidence says three thousand people died, do you know that researchers at George Washington University did not go down there and count bobby's. George Washington University, eight Louis, no. Washington University of St Louis, maybe I don't know to be wherever it is. They're finding was not the result of a death toll accounting. Nobody researcher or otherwise from George Washington University went the purdah Rico to count bodies on the ground in the morgue or wherever instead, you know, what they did they used a public health study that compared mortality in the six months following the storm with the number of deaths that would have been expected if the storm had not yet, they use the computer model. Researchers at George Washington University reached their conclusion via computer model and the way they did it. They did a study that compared death in the six months following the storm with the number of deaths that would have been expected if it had not hit. And they come out magically with a number of two thousand nine hundred seventy five excess deaths that nobody chronicled nobody reported. Nobody counted. There are no bodies to confirm this. The media's effort. To prove this was frustrated by several factors. First experts praised the federal government's response to hurricane Maria at first for the Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello himself praised the US response. The president the administration every time we've asked them to execute. They've executed quickly. He said in September two thousand seventeen. But Trump's critics have not given up. They have attempted to cite several new studies created new estimates of the real death toll of hurricane. So here you have a computer model estimating this based on that estimate. Nobody has seen anybody's George Washington University reports it three thousand destined media falls right in line to report without checking without confirming just believing it because it's a bunch of academic saying so Trump says it's not possible only eighteen people died when I left there. That's why they sing excess deaths. Excess deaths are not necessarily related the storm. They just happened after the storm could be related might not be. It's just a bogus research study to go along with the fake news that Trump and the US didn't care about Puerto Rico 'cause they're people of color because Trump is racist. And all that and didn't do anything to help the island. They're just lying through their teeth. They're making it up as they go. The only thing different is that we have a president who's pushing back against it. When they lie about him. And that's what they can't digest. How dare he? How dare he refute? What we allege? How dare he is? So he becomes the target. He becomes the one. Who's insane? But how about reporting three thousand deaths when you don't have the bodies when you have even been there to count the bodies to find the bodies, the look at the graves or whatever. You just use your computer model that is an estimate of previous estimates. Yeah. This could be if that happened. But if that didn't happen this would have happened. But if neither of those happened than the third alternative would be this. If these two things happened. Did anybody go there to find out? What did happen? No, all we know is that Trump sucks and Trump doesn't care and Trump didn't do anything in American he'll Puerto Rico, and so three thousand people died, and that is your new story. And that's why Trump is pushing back against it. If three thousand people have died we'd have been hearing about it long before the past few weeks or so back into the second one.
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"George washington university and a clinician an expert on drug pricing and specifically on antibiotics dr powers thanks for joining us i would win so tell us a little bit about your work on antibiotics i think a lot of people have heard about antibiotic resistance that there is this risk that antibiotics are going to stop working use the you know mainstream news articles of that nature can you dive into the issue a little bit deeper and tell us how the pharmaceutical industry plays in this space sure um but the the issue with antibiotics in there for development than a 1930's and 1940s has always been this issue that they can lose their effectiveness over time and that uh in terms of antibiotic resistance and in fact one penicillin was introduced in the 1940s by the 1950s almost ninety eight percent of staphylococcus aureus which is the common organism the close of the skin infections had become resistant to it having said that though was a flip side to that discussion for instance i'm group a streptococcus i wish close strep throat have remained sensitive to penicillin for the last eight years so it's very difficult to predict scene which organisms resistance might develop and how fast that might zedillo any importance point to take out of this is that the vouch the majority of people don't have an antibiotic through this effective for them so of course it makes sense to try to develop drugs that are better for both current and future patients um and that's what we like to do not just antibiotics living any she'll be like to develop their cancer better drugstore heart disease at cetera so um but what's happened here in in animal products that instead of developing drugs that are better for current patients yet slipped into a paradigm based on try to incentivize the drug industry where the trials are almost universally designed to allow the new drugs to be worse than a drug that you can get already that's effective in patients that already have effective option and that's something that's not done in in other therapy luke area when those kinds of trials are done it's usually a trade off so for instance if you are giving an anticoagulant truck into thin somebody's.
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"To show moving right along it coming up on this hour little bit later i have a particular story that so a little unsavory and if you have children in the car you may want to check out for a bit i'll give you fair warning on top of the hour you hear that word that box b u c k s box like the big bucks daddy word box bucks bought spots text that word immediately to five sue six eight two five to six eight two six two five eight two there we go you know what to do and you may come up with a thousand dollars in the new forte they buracam j uh did not sleep well last night i'm really dragging and i hate that but when try livened up right now this is great great audio thanks to my producer michael re to put this together president trump's new comprehensive tax reform proposal was just lauded with praise by the students that george universe a george washington george washington university spinning out by the the kicker here his they were told it didn't belong trump it belongs to bernie sanders so the campus reform reporter whose name is cavite phillips ask the member of george washington university students what they thought about president trump's reform proposal and they were bu bu but remember they're thinking it's bernie sanders so let us eavesdrop on some of these responses to this most brilliant tax reform plan by bernie but it's not really by bernie it's by donald roll it this week donald trump release his new tax plan which was immediately shot down by his political opponent it's on the left but what what those same people think if they were told that tax plan was actually bernie sanders plan do they were george washington university in washington dc find out more your thoughts on trump's tax and he saw it all it's very its grip better for that macarthur under analysis very much a horrible for the middle class especially lower class me mean at idea this felli not the most efficient nor beneficial to the general populace benny nagging so bernie sanders came out with his plan some people conduct compassionate alternative so we're getting opinions on barneys plan first one of bernie sanders plans is to enhance the child tax credit which is tax money given him back to families when they have children what he think it up.
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"Position to fire muller's a trump can make it it happen there would be a firestorm there is no doubt about that but in the final analysis there are lots of crosscurrents here and may be the one thing that's worse than the firestorm is a politically charged answer coming out of the special prosecutor so if you're afraid that the special a prosecutor will trump up i'm sorry for the pun i apologize for that will trump up charges then you know you you may find the firestorm to be preferable what you want is the results of the special russell yates special prosecutor to be unimpeachable and i that's another pun and i apologize for that one too but in the final analysis it's important that the special prosecutor do what's right and not be politically biased there is a law professor george washington university whose name is jonathan turley he said this he said it's surprising that robert muller went to these attorneys these are the attorneys that he hired on his staff most special prosecutors involved in this type of litigation would have avoided as much as possible people with political ties or controver so you have the ethics professor at george washington university law school who saying muller's hired people that don't look right you shouldn't have done that and i'm asking whether it's now time for trump to fire muller we know that one of the key witnesses is colmey and trump on muller excuse me colmey and muller have a long relationship they work together and what worked through some heavy duty cases in the department of justice their friends and they have a special relationship we know that muller is a person who has been hiring people who have democratic ties only the question now is only at and he plight for the job as fbi director and didn't get it what you think is a time to fire kboi news up next on dr bill russell sitting in for nate shelman on 670kboicom.
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"In effect exhibited from discussing their campaigns with anyone this would this would criminalise every single normal activity by every candidate with voters you can't even begin to count the number of times that american politicians talk when foreign commentaries up public figures of political figures a member of the press in vice versa you can't keep track of it so you're gonna pick on someone would no political experience with no political sophistication who got baited into this meeting because he got all excited thinking was going to have something to show and now you're gonna pick on him and say that he committed treason it's ongoing it's just unbelievable and who's out there as a watchdog except judicial watching jagr's secolo who does a great job who's gonna be out there to speak up on their behalf well i'll tell you the tool with him one of them is alan dershowitz and the other one is jeffrey from george washington university both liberal turley jonathan turley both of them are actually very liberal democrats who have their heads screwed on the right way how can we expect people like wide in molten to grasp the absurdity of criminalising and every day candidate because they're so jaded in their hatred that they if god in what the meaning of objectivity use when i look at objectivity i can look at our number republicans like john cornered of taxes uh mansion on west virginia i mean if they're us some out here as i said many times on this show i can't think of many democrats i can mention but politics is or rotten business and i'm thinking in a way i mean you you have to lawyers standards you have to compromise with the truth if you become a political animal when i look at sean spicer in a look at sarah huckabee sanders working for a very tough guy donald trump having to get up there defend with trump tells them to say not necessarily the truth i wouldn't want to edge job honestly if i got a call soon suit taylor we found out how you how are you you've done you.
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"He's three shots back with a bloomberg sports update pomp frank garrity this is a closer look with arthur levitt arthur levitt is a former chairman of the us securities and exchange commission of bloomberg lp board member a senior adviser to the promontory financial group and a policy adviser to goldman sachs this week we continue our closer look that dr hamad try at coa university professor had professor of international affairs at george washington university he's the author of more than thirty books his most recent being avoiding war with china who nineteen ninety he founded the communitarian network a not for profit non partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral social and political founder asians of society he's currently the director of the institute for 'communautarian policy studies at george washington university ty you row we need to differentiate between trump the ultraconservative and trump of democracy wrecker why do you call on a democracy wrecker and for months later has your opinion changed noted renata to do very dear corker opec your he is poorer all right primary damper you work out stubs you go out target party he word for kirk candidate who use personality to greater law laura poitras clear american courtroom by attacking departed by establishment of his party by open a republican congress have you heard here are very difficult for over pro cursor comper connecticut into the matter out card denominated and then of course venue in the judge he had a by any over there on a day at the dakota no democracy that curb avoiding private hearing from here talking to pray the it quoted a barbeque dramatically the order functioning democracy we need give concrete incurred to be absorb and do do you think a a coalition court for it occurs and we agreed to work out our differences all do that bye bye come on either way the quicker the railroad any part of democracy batir who coverings had no mclaughlin pro trump treats that qatar is a bad after one day and the next day tillerson is asking saudi arabia egypt to ease their a blockade if qatar later later the same day trump voiced his support for the blockade is the strategy or is the chess total madness dade no horrific betting but it be no hiv could you can on the government to her e even your it could be mistaken do what it takes.