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George Washington University plans to bring back students with altered schedule, health restrictions
"Officials must okay back to school plans for universities and George Washington University has submitted its plan for approval, the university's president tells w. T o p about what's in the plan, which is being developed during uncertain time, much like the rest of society. We have no experience with this George Washington, you know. Merci. President George La Blah says they will look to have students and faculty who are comfortable doing so come back to campus in the fall. But thean person learning will end by Thanksgiving. That way. We don't have students traveling home and coming back and possibly bringing a recurrence of the virus back to campus. For those on campus, they'll be tested for the virus and masks must be worn. Also, the school's rearranging some classrooms to make physical distancing easier. We have some fact who may not be comfortable coming back and teaching in the classroom, and they will likely be offering some online. Courses and for concerned students online learning will be available. Mike Murillo, w T. O P News, the teacher's union and
Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain - and now national action
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the nation marks Juneteenth today it is Juneteenth the day that commemorates when the last and slaved Americans learned they were free one hundred fifty five years ago June is actually the day that African Americans and celebrate their independence George Washington University professor Jesse Holland notes this Juneteenth is unlike any other the protests around the death of George Floyd has brought racial equality to the forefront of the conversation in the United States though not yet a federal holiday Juneteenth is recognized in all but three states Hawaii North Dakota and South Dakota Mike Crossey a Washington
Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain - and now national action
"I might cross your reporting it is Juneteenth the day considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States the nation marks Juneteenth today it was June nineteen eighteen sixty five when slaves in Galveston Texas found out from union troops that the civil war was over and they were free Jesse Holland is a historian and a journalism professor at George Washington University there has been an effort to try to make Juneteenth the federal holiday and or a state holiday for decades according to the national Juneteenth observance foundation Juneteenth is recognized in forty seven states and the district of Columbia it's taken on added significance in twenty twenty after nationwide protests that followed the police involved deaths of black men and women in Minnesota Kentucky and Georgia might cross the Washington
Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain - and now national action
"I might cross your reporting it is Juneteenth the day considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States the nation marks Juneteenth today it was June nineteen eighteen sixty five when slaves in Galveston Texas found out from union troops that the civil war was over and they were free Jesse Holland is a historian and a journalism professor at George Washington University there has been an effort to try to make Juneteenth the federal holiday and or a state holiday for decades according to the national Juneteenth observance foundation Juneteenth is recognized in forty seven states and the district of Columbia it's taken on added significance in twenty twenty after nationwide protests that followed the police involved deaths of black men and women in Minnesota Kentucky and Georgia might cross the Washington
Human trials of British coronavirus vaccine to reach 10,000
"The US is betting more than a billion dollars on a vaccine. That doesn't exist yet. The federal government has pledged to pay as much as one point two billion for early access to three hundred million doses of an experimental cove nineteen drug being developed in England. The vaccine is in early clinical trials at the University of Oxford and licensed to British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The vaccine could be delivered as early as October but would still have to go through clinical trials before being administered the pledged money from the US as part of Operation Warp speed and effort to make a vaccine widely available by twenty twenty. One vaccine. Trials are happening around the world record paces but as George Washington University's Dr Leana Wen told the Associated Press. You could only move things so quickly. It's important that we have many different types of accion candidates because this is a new disease. We don't have previous experience with developing a specific vaccine. That's been effective against this type of coronavirus because it is new
World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak
"Yamamoto the state of Washington leads the world during the pandemic in carbon pollution reduction couples core when it reports its a positive side effect of the shutdown but experts say it's not going to last long the study conducted by the global carbon project finds at the peak of the pandemic the world cut its daily greenhouse gas emissions by seventeen percent right now we're seeing drops in both carbon emissions as well as nitrogen dioxide George Washington University professor John health system the study shows the United States leads the world cutting its carbon dioxide levels by about one third and within the U. S. Washington and California each have cut more than forty percent of their emissions it's a welcome respite from the ravages of climate change but hell the stern cautions something similar happened during the last big economic slowdown after
U.S. Leads in Greenhouse Gas Reductions
"Right now the state of Washington leads the world in carbon pollution reduction goals Corwin hate reports that's just one positive side effect of the shutdown but experts don't think it's going to last a study conducted by the global carbon project finds at the peak of the pandemic the world cut its daily greenhouse gas emissions by seventeen percent right now we're seeing drops in both carbon emissions as well as nitrogen dioxide George Washington University professor John health system the study shows the United States leads the world cutting its carbon dioxide levels by about one third and within the U. S. Washington and California each have cut more than forty percent of their emissions it's a welcome respite from the ravages of climate change but hell the stern cautions something similar happened during the last big economic slowdown after the two thousand eight financial crisis for example the government had introduced a lot of spending stimulus packages to stimulate the economy and actually lead to a increase animations that was potentially more than would otherwise have happened lead author on the study writes the current impact on overall climate change is negligible like you have a bath filled with water and you turn off the tap for ten
Hurricanes and hazardous chemicals can be an explosive combination
"In twenty seventeen Hurricane Harvey soaked Houston with record-setting downpours. At the nearby Arkham Arkansas chemical plant flooding knocked out the power and disabled Refrigeration Systems. That were Cooling Hazardous Chemicals. The chemicals decomposed and combusted and the trailers where they were stored caught fire more than two hundred nearby residents were evacuated for an entire week. Susan Annenberg is with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. She says climate change causes extreme weather to grow more common similar incidents. Become more likely. This is a really under studied problem that is growing and potentially disastrous and future in recent research Annenberg identified. Almost nine hundred highly hazardous chemical facilities within fifty miles of the Gulf Coast. A region likely to see more dangerous hurricanes. She found that more than four million people live close enough to one of those facilities to potentially need evacuation during a disaster. She says stronger. Regulations can help reduce the of dangerous incidents with proper planning and infrastructure and management. They are preventable.
Virus restrictions fuel anti-government 'boogaloo' movement
"Virus restrictions of field an anti government boogaloo movement the look of the boogaloo movement is designed to stand out in a crowd they wear Hawaiian shirts and leis they also have tactical gear and high powered rifles one expert says coronavirus stay at home orders have put a stressor on a lot of very unhappy people J. J. McNab at George Washington University says the rhetoric goes beyond virus restrictions to talking about killing FBI agents or police officers to get the war going some boogaloo followers maintain they are advocating for violence but law enforcement officials say they have foiled bombing and shooting plots I am a Donahue
Eerie Emptiness Of ERs Worries Doctors: Where Are The Heart Attacks And Strokes?
"Across the United States doctors are seeing a drop off in cardiovascular emergencies during the corona virus pandemic and they're calling the drop staggering unlike anything they've seen before Dr. Jonathan Reiner joins me now. He advised the White House medical team under president. George W Bush and he is the currently the director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at George Washington University Hospital. So honor your cardiologists. You're you've been you know in with patients doing surgeries as I know daily. What are you saying? Yeah this is really fascinating soon. After they stay at home measures were begun. Almost two months ago cardiologists around the country and around the world started to notice something really unexpected. Which was there almost daily cases of acute myocardial infarction heart attacks stopped coming and all over the world. Physicians noted a decrease about forty percent in patients presenting with heart. Attacks was really very hard to explain. Some people suggest that maybe there was something about you. Know Our our new daily routine. The lack of commute maybe the cleaner air more sleep that was reducing heart attacks. But I think what we've really come to understand is something much worse. Which is we think. Many people just aren't coming to the hospital and people are staying home. Places like New York have seen up to five six or seven fold increase in out of hospital deaths and we think many of these patients are simply not coming to the hospital for fear of contracting copay nineteen so they're dying just dying outside the hospital and maybe they wouldn't have died if they were able to if they came to the hospital where you could help them. That's right and the New York. Times recently published an analysis of all cause mortality data from the CDC and if you compare basically mortality in places like New York since mid-march. There's been this huge success. Death Twenty three thousand more people have died during that period than last year. But only some of that can be accounted for by cove in one thousand nine hundred so either undercounted covert nineteen which is which is possible. But also just as likely other things are happening cigna published utilization data from their members and they've noted similar decreases in hospitalization for things like appendicitis and Ti mini strokes and guess for tests no bleed to neutral fibrillation. So we think what's happened and this is going to be. Collateral damage to the actual viral infections. Is that people haven't sought medical help for for serious illnesses over the last two months. Which is which is pretty an an incredible statement because I mean I suppose you could be both under counting. Covert nineteen and having the the. The access is is so enormous that both things could be true. I I realize that But but you do believe it. The bottom line is that is it possible that you have more people and I would presume the answer to this is yes because people are going to the hospital you would save. Some of these lives is possible. You have more people dying of heart attacks now than you had then you had before just we just aren't just aren't categorizing them that way. We're seeing this New York where it used to be in New York City. There would be thirty five out of hospital deaths now. They're seeing two hundred out of hospital deaths per day now. Some of that may be Cova deaths but a lot of that is also probably other illness. Not Treated in the hospital's so earlier this week. A Doctor Reiner you and I were talking about Brazil. You trying to understand what's happening in the warmer countries and what that means for the United States in the summer in Brazil Where obviously The YEARBOOK SCENARIO. The president has called this a little flu. He's been going to massive rallies against social distancing. Right he has he has done this at a level that that perhaps We had a huge spike in the past twenty four hours. I don't know if you just saw these numbers. They just came out ten thousand five hundred and three known new infections. No I should emphasize in just twenty four hours in Brazil. I mean it's huge surge. What is the significance? Here I in terms of it's clearly not control there and there's very little effort to control. It was obviously cautionary tale. A very ominous cautionary tale. Both scenarios been a president who has a denied the significance of the undoubted the significance of the corona virus. He's gone to a rally and has shake the hand hands of protesters. He's called the virus a little flu and that resonates through the population. Look what we know. Works is mitigation strategies. Such a stay at home and social distancing and when people start to move away from that the virus spread and you see you seeing that happen in Brazil now. We need to think about that as we start to open up the United States economy. We need to. We need to use it. As an example of what happens if we lessen our guard and we open too quickly or imprudently dot Reiner thank you
Lawsuits demand tuition refunds as college classes move online
"Harvard University said Wednesday it's unlikely to return to normal by the fall raising the possibility of more online classes this as a growing number of students say they're not getting the college experience they paid for their there are protests and demands for refunds summer even suing at least twenty eight lawsuits requesting refunds have been filed against colleges and universities around the country mark Shaver has a daughter at George Washington University and once about four thousand dollars back into wishing your online classes aren't the same as in person classes you don't have a good director professor student interface George Washington says it's aware of
CDC says nearly 5,000 virus cases at meat and poultry processing plants
"But we're going to start with the concerns of workers in meat and poultry processing plants last Tuesday president trump issued an executive order requiring meat and poultry plants to remain open during the pandemic it was issued to quote ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans on quote but this comes as some of these plants are becoming hot spots of the virus according to the centers for disease control as of the end of April nearly five thousand meat and poultry workers in nineteen states tested positive for covert nineteen and that's just what we know the CDC says not all states with confirmed cases in these facilities provided them with data and that's in addition to other limitations like the lack of a nationwide testing regimen and this got us wondering about how these workers could be protected as they work through the pandemic to help us better understand this we've called to people with first hand knowledge of the industry David Michaels is the former head of the occupational safety and health administration OSHA he's an epidemiologist by training and is currently a professor of public health at George Washington University welcome professor Michael thanks for joining us very happy to be on your show today also with me is marked Lawrence and he is the international vice president and director of the food processing packing and manufacturing division of the United food and commercial workers that's the union that represents workers in meat processing plants he's also a former hog slaughter Mr Larson thank you so much for joining us as well hi Michelle it's good to be with you today to professor Michael I'm going to start with you we we wanna know that OSHA issued guidelines for how meat and poultry processing plants can keep workers safe is this the strictest form of rule making that the agency has a I mean are these enforceable or these just recommendations no they are purely recommendations and that's really the problem and we've had recommendations from OSHA and CDC for several months now the plight of those plans but the fact that we have thousands of workers who have been infected and many who've died is hopeful proof the recommendations aren't enough with all she needs to do is issuing emergency standard and not just for meat processing but for the whole country country as we open up on Friday she tweeted out enforcement guidelines regarding workers in meat and poultry processing plants and it encourages plants to follow OSHA safety guidance within the department of labor issued a statement saying that state and local governments can't close them down for not following these guidelines so what does that mean exactly the department of labor's job is to make sure workers are safe not to protect employers from lawsuits here when they make workers safe but that's what the labor department saying that they want employers corporations to follow the guidelines but local authorities kept close them down and actually that they will intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of the corporations let me turn to mark Lawrenson out Mister Larson I know you're talking to folks since since the outbreak occurred I know you're talking to workers so what are they telling you are they are you hearing from from people have any of these social distancing guidelines been brought into play have workers been spread out are they wearing protective gear and and and the like the problem is we have a hidden miss enforcement and and people that are well our employers are willing to to follow those guidelines so we have a hit and miss in some facilities will have people largely because of absences now that we can spread out and we can institute of physical distancing but because we have no clear guidelines where we have to have certain standards throughout the industry it's very hit and miss so to learn some of the stick with you for a second the CDC came out with a report last month after touring a pork processing plant in South Dakota this was the Smithfield plant that had an outbreak of corona virus has become a hot spot in that state you know one thing that stood out is that the report said that some forty different languages were spoken are spoken among the workers there and so can you just give us a picture of who is working at this plant and you know are there mechanisms for you know educating people about worker safety and their rights and proper procedures there do you understand what I'm asking yeah so the meat packing industry has always been jobs that are are very diverse large immigrant populations refugee populations find it is a it is a place to land when they first enter the United States so we do have an awful lot of languages that are spoken in any particular plant and it could be different dialects and different languages and different facilities so in the CDC comes out and says there is a communication problem there's always been a communication problem and it's incumbent upon the employers to know who their work force are and to communicate that well where else do you think that people should know that they might not know about this industry these workers are hard working individuals that have showed up to do their job even in tough circumstances before this and they have been deemed essential employees we should be treated as essential employees not as sacrificial employees and don't forget that even post code nineteen this country who's deemed these workers as central is going to have to take care of these workers on the on the mental health side because we're seeing a lot of mental health issues that are starting to pop up this is Michael's what what are you going to be what are you going to be looking to S. plans either re open to continue to operate in the next couple of weeks as us as the story continues what we're seeing in some communities where there is testing is that the rates of disease are just skyrocketing and I suspect we'll receive that more and more as testing becomes more widespread OSHA will step in and say you have to do better in the fall she doesn't do that you know Congress is looking at the legislation saying that OSHA must step in and issue mandatory guidelines and I suspect that will become a front and center discussion does other industries open up in all of these
Coronavirus testing: What you should know
"Us we begin today with a look at testing in this country as the corona virus continues to spread getting tested for the disease here is still hard consider two different stories one is from actually hiker she lives in Houston she began having symptoms on March sixteenth so she went to an urgent care clinic where she tested negative for the flu but when she asked to take a covert nineteen test they said they were going to test me there because I was young and you know I don't have any risk factors the next day a friend told her about some community health centers in Houston that were offering free testing they asked to the usual questions her symptoms if you travel to China recently if you've been in contact with anyone who had to cope with nineteen I didn't know if I come in contact with someone but the guy was kind of hinting like if you say that then I can you for advertising she got the test and waited for two weeks to hear back I mean there's so much uncertainty right now and so then waiting on this test was just another layer of uncertainty finally the results came back she was positive actually was then told that she would hear from the Houston health department within a week it took them three weeks to reach her this past Wednesday by then actually had already recovered so that was the case from last month but what about testing now let's hear from grace Belmont of Roxbury Massachusetts I had been ill for a while it started with a sore throat and moved into my lungs and increasing fatigue and throughout that process I sought out testing it was repeatedly told no wonder symptoms worsened she ended up in the emergency room and by that time I realized I needed to lie in order to get tested so I said that I had had a fever which I had not had and they because of my only other sentencing I was finally able to get a test she said the doctor seem nervous quickly testing just one side and not sticking the swap very far back the test was negative but she continued to get sicker it was very alarming to find my health going downhill at a rapid clip and not being able to get any help in the den the doctors I could tell were also very frustrated with that with the restrictions that have been put on them as well I was early April just this past week she got tested again and it was a much different experience my doctor was able to request a test I went to a designated co that hospital and I met with a trained nurse who reported that he did approximately seventy test today had a lot of experience again the test was negative progress continues to have severe symptoms so not quite trusting the result she is keeping her distance from our family just in case she does have the coronavirus in between the test and the result is the wait for the phone to ring and on the other end of that phone call is often someone like our next guest Dr Carolyn Schulman is a third year resident at George Washington University and she wrote an article this past week in stat about her experience informing people that they tested positive for coke at nineteen and she joins us now from the hospital where she's on a thirteen hour shift thanks so much for taking a break and being with us today thanks so much for inviting me I imagine it's really scary for people to find out that they've tested positive what kind of reactions do you get most people I found were specially in March when we news so much less than we do now and we still have a lot to learn they had a lot of questions a lot of anxiety I had some folks cry some people were relieved to just talk to someone and they hadn't been isolating in their house waiting for their test results and then some people are really relieved to find out an explanation for their sometimes and by the time I had called them sometimes they were feeling better I understand we have to keep people's privacy but you did in your article give sort of general descriptions of some of the stories that you heard can you tell us a few now what kinds of people were testing positive and and what does that tell you I found testing positive were from all walks of life are low income populations seem to be especially more of honorable in this pandemic the issue of overcrowding and housing in DC and many other cities is ongoing and in the setting of a pandemic it further highlights our needs for more social services in these areas some resources did exist and I would get what I could to my patients but it was definitely a role outside of what I had done previously in terms of practicing medicine it expanded into other areas that really affected people's health and public health you describe a man called Jeff who lives alone and who has a chronic blood condition but who had to resume his job as a a ride share driver because he needed to make ends meet yeah unfortunately that was that wasn't an uncommon reaction that I would find when when telling people their results really think people are trying the best they could but some people really couldn't miss a day's work or a week's work the headline of this article was it was my job to call people whose cover nineteen tests were positive that taught me a lot about medicine the law and society explain what you learned yeah I think it highlights the fact that health depends on so much more than just hospitals is really difficult as probably anyone but especially as a position to know how to help in those situations I wasn't trained on how to help someone who lives in an in an overcrowded house self isolate like I wasn't trained on how to help somebody get food like it wasn't on my boards it wasn't on any of the tests I took I just was determined and dedicated and trying to figure out everything I could while I was making these phone calls that was Dr Carolyn showman thank you very much thank you so much there are two types of tests taking place right now the ones we just heard about happen when you worried you might have a live infection the others are antibody test also called serological tests antibody test Rainsy who was infected in the past and some officials hope they can be used to decide who can safely go back to work because they have some kind of immunity there are now more than a hundred different types of antibody test available here typically it would take months or even longer to get approval from the food and drug administration which regulates medical products but after criticism for slowing down the process president trump removed approval barriers allowing companies to take their antibody tests street to market now house oversight subcommittee has raised the alarm saying that after a briefing by federal officials they found the FDA is unable to validate the accuracy of these tests Illinois Democrat representative Raja Krishnamoorthi chairs the house oversight subcommittee on economic and consumer policy and he joins us now from Schaumburg Illinois good morning Hey good morning will so as I mentioned your committee was briefed by officials about antibody tests coming onto the market what do they tell you they basically told us that there are two paths that makers of these tests can utilize to get their test sold one is to basically get authorization from the FDA to sell them and for companies have taken advantage of that and then the other is not to get any authorization from the FDA and go ahead and sell them and a hundred and seven have taken advantage of that and unfortunately a wild west of unregulated tasks are now proliferating and our biggest concerns are that they're unreliable inaccurate and in many cases making fraudulent claims about their testing results but isn't there a bit of a problem here because on the one hand there was a lot of criticism that the trump administration and the FDA was just holding the reins too tight and that they weren't getting tests out to people who needed them and now there's this other complaint that there's just too many tasks and there's not enough oversight it can sound like it's unclear really which direction the government should it should go on well I think that you know because the serological tests are so important because the trump administration is really promising the re opening of the economy on these tasks it's important that the tests to be accurate and that the test makers not making fraudulent claims about them there is a way to go about balancing the need to get a lot of testing out there with the need for you know making sure that they're accurate that's called the emergency use authorization route that allows makers to even begin using and selling the tasks at the same time that they're seeking authorization on Friday the FDA administrator Steven Hahn was asked about the antibody tests over which you raised the alarm here's what he said at the White House briefing we provide flexibility what we've told manufacturers is that in order to market in the U. S. they have to validate their tests they have to tell us that they validated their tennis package insert they have to let people know end users labs X. cetera that those tests were not authorized by FDA does this reassure you in anyway no because what he's basically saying is that these makers have to self validate and because of this kind of voluntary compliance type of regimen there's absolutely no incentive for a junk test maker to actually produce their results to the FDA so what would you advise people to do I think right now only use a test that has been authorized by the FDA they've listed the handful of tasks that have actually been authorized on their website I think the FDA needs to take action to clear the market of all under unauthorized tests and they should require authorization before any of these tests are sold and then they did it put out clear standards as to what characterizes a good test and what do you do with the test results that's the most important thing for a consumer standpoint you know that's where the FDA really needs to
An insight into Kamala Harris, a potential VP for Biden
"I am Jonathan Kaye. Part AND WELCOME TO CAPE UP. Long before people started swooning over Congressman. Val demings of Florida as a possible vice president. Joe Biden folks. We're talking about senator. Kamla Harris California back in January twenty nineteen few weeks before Harris announced her own since disbanded presidential campaign. I sat with her in front of a live audience at George Washington University for the kickoff tour. For her the truth we hold because Harris's book is a memoir. Our conversation was heavy on stories about parents upbringing and her career. There's no better way to get to know this possible vice president than listening right now. Senator Harris thank you very much for for being here for choosing Washington to be the kickoff of your book tour and or actually to be correct books tour and as we see the truths we hold an American journey and then also superheroes are everywhere. I'm going to focus on the truths we hold k. And I'm going to focus on something that happens before even page one and I want to clear it up. Okay for anyone who might have done this or still doing this. Despite hearing it said correctly the first time pronounce your name Carmela so just think of like the punctuation Mark Comma and that Adalah and there you got and so then what does communism mean then. So it's a very traditional classic Indian name and it derives from Sanskrit and it's it means the lotus flower and so it's very prevalent and a lot of Asian cultures and the idea the symbolism. Is that the Lotus flowers sits on water but it never really gets wet. The water beats off of it and so the idea being that one can be in the midst of chaos or be in the midst of something happening and and be there and should be there and it doesn't necessarily need to penetrate you but one should be there and equally important Its roots are in the mud meaning. It is grounded and and one must always know where they come from and can still be this thing now. I need you to pronounce another name for me for the life of me. I just I couldn't do it. And that is the name of your mother Shammala. So the why is silent Shama Sharmila what was really Shamlan? Go Gopala tell us about your mom. Caller Mommy Mommy. We always called her. Mommy I am not embarrassed to say she is mommy and She is in many ways. The reason I wrote the book my sister my is here My Mother's one of her best friends from college is here. Lenore POMERANZ I write about in the book and my mother was a force of nature. A drill force of nature. She is someone who all five feet of her. If you met her after you walked away you would have thought she was seven Tom. My mother was a truth teller. She spoke the truth. She was probably the smartest toughest and most loving person I've ever known. She raised her daughters with a belief that we could do and be anything. She taught us that. Don't let people tell you who you are and you tell them who you are. She was a scientist. Breast cancer researcher should goals in her life to end breast cancer and raise her two daughters and she would take us to the lab with her at go after school on the weekends and being around scientists one of the things that I realize now early in my life I learned was that one should see what can be unburdened by what has been because that is science is about. It's the pursuit of those things that will improve the condition of life. That will solve problems. That will make things better. And that's why I'm naturally attracted to also anything that is about innovation understanding that innovation. We do it not because we're bored with things the way they've been but because we should always be in pursuit of being more efficient more effective more relevant and and that's what she is and was your father. Donald Harris also an immigrant born born in Jamaica. Yeah an economics professor at Stanford. And let's David. Mind comes from some BRAINIAC parents. Your mom got her. He H D. The year you were born does put that out there so now your dad comes to the United States from Jamaica. Yeah my father was equally brilliant. And is he was a national scholar and Jamaica. He earned his way and up in out and came to the United States into Berkeley to study economics and My parents met when they were active in the civil rights movement. And it's an interesting story because as you know my mother graduated college when she was nineteen and did and so she so she said to my grandfather who was one of the freedom fighters in India for India's independence and my mother was the eldest of four children. She was the oldest at at a girl obviously and she said to my grandparents. She wanted to study science and she wanted to go to what was considered to be one of the best schools and that was UC Berkeley and my grandparents looked at her and said okay. We will put you on a plane and you can go to a place. You've never been at nineteen years old. This was in nineteen fifty nine. So this young this girl. This young woman got on a plane encouraged by her parents to go and pursue her dream now. The back story is also that it was fully expected she would get that degree and go back and have a good arranged marriage but of course my mother having been raised and being who she was just naturally she when she got to Berkeley was immediately attracted to the civil rights movement. Why do you defend? That's where she met. My father was and but I want to say she met my father and decided to have a love marriage and a marriage based on love which I believe is the ultimate act of optimism. The the question that I interrupted. You're you're Satan with. Why do you think she was so attracted to the civil rights movement she was raised growing up? Would go back to India like every other year and And so I know the family from that that that raised her because they helped raise us and it was always about fighting for independence was about finding justice. It was about fighting to make sure that all people had a say in their future in their government an equal say and that was that was in her blood and of course that's what the civil rights movement was about and the free speech movement and and there are some funny stories. I was just sharing with something backstage. You know so I witness I right about in the book you know from my strollers. I view and there's a a funny family story about how some mothers marching with the extended family. I talk about like aunt Mary and Uncle Freddie and the book and she would tell the story about. How DO THEY MARTIN? And this is back when strollers didn't really have armrest seatbelts. Martin Away and you know shouting and and all of that and then I think Mongol Freddie a look down in the stroller which was empty followed up. My mother tells funny story like one day. She was fussing and and you know so much cuter when she would tell the story but she'd say so then she would look down at me and come on. What do you want? What do you want and I look back up in a said fleet on so glad that story. I wanted to hear you safe. We how I wanted to talk about your your father economics professor Stanford they meet atmospherically. Had you and my And you love going to the park and your mom would correct me. If I'm wrong would put limits on you in terms of how far you go. Whatever and your dad would say to you. Run RUN COM run. That's right he would say. Do not be afraid. Let her go let her go. Let her run. You run as fast as you. Can you run as far as you want and I believe that his whole purpose was to say. Do not be afraid and be
Washington, DC - George Washington University student tests positive for COVID-19
"Today we're learning that a student at George Washington University in DC has tested positive for the corona virus G. W. says the student lives off campus and is doing well and has self isolated since being diagnosed the school is working with DC health and the student to identify anyone on campus who may have been in contact with this individual anyone who may have been exposed will be notified directly by
Americans snap to attention on virus as big events canceled
"The World Health Organization was reluctant to use the pandemic label at first but with the new coronavirus jumping from continent to continent and person to person it meets the definition it is a call to action Dr Lianna when at George Washington University says governments need to take drastic steps to contain the spread because hospitals will be overwhelmed if outbreaks intensified tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of patients who need intensive care we just simply don't have the beds we don't have the ventilators will have the supplies for these patients hi Jackie Quinn
How do you prevent a coronavirus recession?
"One find oneself today in the uncomfortable position of having to explain a hypothetical the White House. Promise the president himself in fact promise that we would have details today on what is administration might have in mind by way of Corona virus economic stimulus on the not misbegotten assumption. That this virus will hit the wider economy and potentially hard. So what do we know today? We know there's talk of relief for American oil drillers. We also know that relief item number one seems to be a payroll tax cut The first thing to realize is what's a payroll tax that Sarah Sinclair. She's professor of economics at the George Washington University in the US an players are required to pay a proportion of each employee's salary in taxes. Six point two percent to fund social security one point four five percent for Medicare that's part of our taxes that we see coming out of our paycheck and pay roll according to the Tax Policy Center. We all paid one point one trillion dollars in payroll taxes in two thousand seventeen. So the idea behind a cut. That's pretty clear. Get a lot of money and a of people's pockets quickly and hopefully out of people's pockets just as quickly in the form of that all important consumer spending however come a lot of times. They don't even necessarily know. Notice that additional money because it's a relatively small proportion of their paycheck in two thousand eleven president Obama cut payroll taxes by two percent giving families in average of a thousand extra dollars to spend a year before that the w Bush administration sent straight up checks to taxpayers which averaged about a thousand dollars both designed to boost sluggish economies. Today though the big worries a little bit different Nicole. Kaeding is the vice president at the National Taxpayer's Union Foundation. People aren't going to restaurants and are cutting back on seeing movies and not going to. The bowling alley is often not because of financial constraints. It's a public health. One all that social distancing and canceled events. They met her economically. Those restaurants and Bowling Alleys and movie theaters are going to see a decrease in demand decrease in customers in the short run but economics and the economy are complicated. Ain't nothing that happens in isolation. So here's Tara Sinclair from GW. One more time if we all need to cut back in order to protect the health of our society then we do need to rely on some fiscal stimulus to make sure that our jobs are there when we come back. Here's the thing about a payroll tax cut though. That gives some people a little pause in order to get the benefits of a payroll tax. Cut You have to be getting a pay check and getting a little money over time as in a slightly bigger paycheck every couple of weeks tends not to be as stimulative as a relatively larger amount of money all at once so there is that more to come on the corona virus stimulus plan as soon as Congress and the White House. Figure OUT WHAT IT IS. GonNa
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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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"From George Washington University hospital this morning after she broke three ribs in a fall at our office on Wednesday. Her nephew said last night that she was doing great President Trump says he is cited executive order restricting eligibility for migrants seeking asylum in the US democrat support our new immigration laws. Bring us up to date the laws are obsolete and they're incompetent. They are. The worst flaws any country has anywhere in the world. Apple White House today. Trump told reporters migrants who come into the US illegally cannot seek asylum. They must do. So at designated ports of entry Trump said he wants people to come into America from other countries. But stressed that they must do. So legally over twenty million Californians are under a red flag warnings today as Windsor causing wildfires spread across the state forcing thousands from their homes the town of paradise in northern California's foothills. Has been all but destroyed by the campfire in southern California. Jayson Campadonia reports. Another blaze is threatening thirty thousand homes on the Los Angeles Ventura County line Woosley fire is estimated at about eight thousand acres, but the fire is growing due to the high winds in the area. Most forecasters say the winds are expected to pick up later today. Allowing for the flames to chew up more dry fuel in the area, southern California. Investigators are continuing their efforts to find a motive in a Thousand Oaks deadly mass shooting I and long is expected of killing twelve people at a bar before taking his own life. Some eighteen hundred people attended a vigil last night to remember those who were killed Thousand Oaks mayor Andy FOX spoke at townhall, we will be more loving more compassion, more unified and more full of hope more than three hundred Macy's employees are ready for their clown. Roles in the upcoming ninety second Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Macy's officials say they've completed their clown university. Crash course, you're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio. Yeah. We sorta stopped paying attention and racked up a lot of. Yeah. It was stressful. He blamed me for my credit card debt and lamed him for building that man cave. It's awesome..
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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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"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 saw the headline at the bottom of the stack. Hurricane risks include toxic sludge lagoons 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 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 had to debunk it. There were not hoosiers in gobs of pig manure floating around in flood waters. In Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. 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 file database, and you look for stories. It might look good to run on your on just repeat them March. Now contains Chesa sharks are being lifted out of the Atlantic Ocean and dumped into the storm because it's so strong it sucked on 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 to 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 are outlandish. They're crazed. They never call here for clarification. Did you really say that it's going to be waning? They never call here. They just rely on a bunch of leftist radical lying, Saxon manure over at media matters. And they run whatever they say they're throughout the drive by media. But even when 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 Prato. 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 that 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 doubts, but when Trump. Disputes it. They say Donald Trump without evidence since three thousand people didn't die. Do you know that researchers at George Washington University did not go down there and count bobby's? George Washington University eight Lois. 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 to Puerto Rico to count bodies on the ground in the mortgage, 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 used a computer model. Researchers at George Washington University reached their conclusion via a 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 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 praise. 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 the 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? And 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 haven't even been there to count the bodies to find the bodies 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 things happen. Well, 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 America didn't help Rico, and so three thousand people died, and that is your 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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"Superhero film ever and the fifth best earning domestic release overall just twentyone million behind two thousand fifteen jurassic world sherlock gnomes had a soso debut starting it's run with ten point six million over the weekend that's less than half the opening gross of its twenty eleven predecessor but with a decent v plus cinema score from audiences the studio hopes so word of mouth and spring break business will boost its fortunes tomb raider was right behind and with ten point four million giving it a ten day total of forty one million and a wrinkle in time at at eight million over the weekend boosting its total to seventy three million so far and that's your weekend box office review on iheart glenn beck bill o'reilly good friday he's trying to be good let it is friday we were just talking about george washington university in the students that are that are in college and and bill was talking about how they were stupid and i i believe they are unchanged and i think you know the the tenure was meant so you could say crazy radical things and how those radical things have have changed over the years but you can't say radical things now you can only say you can only say jesus was a drag king and get away with it you cannot say that is post modernist bullcrap and here's why you can't have the other side you can only challenge one direction and so if you are unchanged how do you get out of that bill.
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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.