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Fresh update on "government accountability office" discussed on Sean Hannity
"From exercise, or even just getting older you must order the three week quick start now discounted the only 1995 to see if it will work for you too. I think it could give your body what it needs to heal itself. Gotta really factored outcome. Call 805 100. 83 84 early factor dot com. Wanna play tape of Kayleigh Mcenany. I think it's a longer tape. It's like two minutes, right. I want to give Kayleigh mcenany the floor for one of the most comprehensive and should be viral clips. Exactly how Democrats have been treating President Trump the last four years play tape. Talked about and identify the real potential for fraud with mass Valin voting also something that I would notice just we talked a lot about transfer of power in the election, and it's worth remembering that this president was never given an orderly transition of power. His presidency was never accepted. In fact, before theologian his election we know Crossfire hurricane was launched by Peter struck to pursue a baseless allegations about the president's ties with Russia. That's before he was president trying to subvert the will of the American people we know. In August, Peter Struck, wrote a text message about Insurance policy against a trump presidency once again, trying to silence the voice of the American people on in 2016, you know, in October that there was a five a warrant if ISA warrant taking out to spy on the Trump campaign Then the American people spoke, and they spoke commandingly in electing President Trump. Despite all of the odds and what happened after he was elected, you had 70 lawmakers say We're not coming to his inauguration. Democratic lawmakers you had Elizabeth Warren saying. We're going to attempt to obstruct the trump transition by urging the Government Accountability Office to investigate the incoming trump transition on in January of that year. You had President Obama have a by the book meeting where they talked about the Logan Act, using that act to go after Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. Just before the inauguration. You had buzzfeed promoting and publishing this bogus Steele dossier that's been widely debunked on them For two years. You have the basis. Mueller investigation. Which search for collusion found none and exonerated President Trump Awhile in 26..
Fresh update on "government accountability office" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York Show
"I'm Janet wou two weeks past the presidential election, and we remain in limbo as we await the transfer of executive power. Our next guest says Even in his final days in office, President Trump continues to hamper the federal government, and the exact toll may not be known For a while. We're joined by Max dire CEO of the nonprofit and nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and a contributor to Bloomberg opinion. Max. Even as presidents come and go, we rely on career civil servants to keep the government running. How concerned are you right now? You haven't exactly right. And the answer is I'm very concerned. We have Ah, government. That's our best and only tool for dealing with our our our largest collective problems, and it requires a government that works effectively and right now it's it's under assault. And that includes the issue of the transfer of power from outgoing President Trump to President elect Biden. And it includes a real question about the health of the career Civil service, the professional public servants who are really the engine room of our government. And who have borne the brunt of a lot of mistakes. In my view over the course this past four years next, we know about the high profile firings of defense Secretary Mark Esper and Cyber Security Director Christopher Crabs. But you say some of the biggest damage is happening under the radar. Explain that Absolutely. And you again have it exactly right that there have been some very troubling senior political leaders that have been removed in a very unusual way this late in an administration, But at the same time, there's even something I think more damaging. And that is that. President Trump has issued an executive order that would permit the government to convert what is largely a professional workforce good career workforce into additional political appointments. And it's worth remembering that no our system of government really stems from his assassination of a president in the 18 eighties, James Garfield, who was killed by a would be job seeker. Who was disappointed that he didn't get a patronage position, and there were the realization that we really needed to change the way our government was run that these were not again sort of crony positions. But rather that you needed the best and brightest to move into government and they needed to be merit based on professional, So that's what we largely have right now. The order from President Trump would change that. And it appears as if the administration is pushing very hard to make that real even before he leaves on January 20th, which would again create enormous havoc. And would mean that we would have real questions about if you get on an airline. Do you have a professional who's ensuring that that airplane it's safe? Do we have vaccines that are actually safe for us to use? We really ought to want people like Dr Fauci making those choices and not someone Was appointed to that position because they had the same political stripe has the president. There is actually a word for this conversion of government employees into for better words to say political functionaries. It's called ascertainment and Right now marks are there no controls to limit that process? So there are two different things that are going on. And one of those is this issue is you just said really important of ascertainment. The ascertainment decision is is a choice that the head of the Government Services Administration, It's a general services Administration. G s a. I have to, um Naked determination that President elect Biden is, in fact the president elect and that unlocked the whole bunch of resource is for the Biden team to move forward with appropriate transition planning. There's also a process that is sometimes used by an outgoing administration to do something called borrowing, where they convert political point ease into career civil servants. And there's supposed to be AH, lot of oversight of that, because, typically speaking, that's not what we want to see happen. We really want again. The best And most meritorious people being selected for jobs, not those that simply have good political connections. And there is a review process that is undergone by the Office of Personnel Management. In any event. I think there are serious questions right now about whether that review process is working. Seeing examples of political appointees being put into career permanent positions and again, that's just bad for all of us. We we really need a government, especially in the world is dangerous. Today's world is that is that is made up of the very You know most professional civil servants possible again, not the political cronies that you get in the system of government we had in the 18 eighties were speaking with Max Dire CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Max. In addition to the issues of qualifications, there's also the issue of instability. I have friends over decades in the State Department for presidents of both parties because of their institutional knowledge. Can you describe for us? How Trump's staff turnover compares to past administrations? Absolutely, And there has been enormous turnover across the government, and you know some of that has been at the political level where President Trump was the slowest president to get his team into place. And he's also seen the most turmoil. The most turnover Esso you've seen, you know, obviously multiple secretaries of State Department. Homeland Security has had five leaders I believe during is his tenure. The current secretary and number two and number three are there illegally, according to Government Accountability Office and a federal judge recently. There's also been real turnover and the career ranks and so you mentioned the State Department. The latest data we have is through 2019, and there's been a 12% reduction in the number of people that are there and you see this pretty much across the government a lot of agencies where there's been declining head count on not for good reasons on De since. Really talented people who have been chased away and once again that that hurts us all. It's worth recounting for a second that the total federal workforce today is the same size same number as it was in the 19 sixties and Again Worth noting that 85% of them lived outside of Washington, D. C. A third of them are veterans. These are people that are there because they care about the mission of serving the public and we need really great people like them to deal with the problems we're facing today. As with any organization in turmoil, you're going to lose talent. What has the cost been to the government and to the American people? So, as you say, if you have turmoil, you're gonna lose good talent, and the cost is going to be felt across the board and anything that we really care about the ability to respond wealth the pandemic. The ability to keep us safe from outside threats. The ability to ensure that resource is our gotten to people who have economic needs. I mean, the federal government touches us in so many different ways. As reasonable argument about what the government should be doing. We should all agree that whatever it's being it is doing should be done well and when you have this kind of turnover when you have this kind of attack and that the fundamentals of the way the government work, we get hurt, and it's a bad thing for all of us and all Americans should be, you know, speaking up to stop this activity..
Kayleigh McEnany said Trump wasn't given an 'orderly transition of power' in 2016.
"Of Kayleigh Mcenany. I think it's a longer tape. It's like two minutes, right. I want to give Kayleigh mcenany the floor for one of the most comprehensive and should be viral clips. Of exactly how Democrats have been treating President Trump the last four years play tape. Talked about and identify the real potential for fraud with mass Valin voting also something that I would notice just we talked a lot about transfer of power in the election, and it's worth remembering that this president was never given an orderly transition of power. His presidency was never accepted. In fact, before theologian his election we know Crossfire Hurricane was launched by Peter struck to pursue a baseless allegations about the president's ties with Russia. That's before he was president, trying to subvert the will of the American people we know. In August, Peter Struck, wrote a text message about an insurance policy. Against a trump presidency once again, trying to silence the voice of the American people on in 2016, you know, in October that there was a five a warrant if ISA warrant taking out to spy on the Trump campaign And the American people spoke, and they spoke commandingly in electing President Trump. Despite all of the odds and what happened after he was elected, you had 70 lawmakers say We're not coming to his inauguration. Democratic lawmakers you had Elizabeth Warren saying. We're going to attempt to obstruct the trump transition by urging the Government Accountability Office to investigate the incoming trump transition. In January of that year. You had President Obama have a by the book meetings. Where they talked about the Logan Act, using that act to go after Lieutenant General Michael Flynn just before the inauguration, you had Buzzfeed promoting and publishing this bogus Steele dossier that's been widely debunked. I'm in for two years. You have the basis. Mueller investigation, which search for collusion, found none and exonerated President Trump
"government accountability office" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Complete. Confirming Joe Biden will win the state, giving him another 16 electoral votes. Meanwhile, in Arizona judge has rejected Republican lawsuit that tried to stop the election from being certified there. A judge in Phoenix did not immediately explain why he was dismissing the Republican lawsuit that tried to stop officials from certifying Joe Biden as the winner of Arizona. But Judge John Hannah said he would file a lengthier explanation shortly. The lawsuit claimed a violation of law relating to how ballots were gathered up for an audit after the election. But the judge also ordered the Republican Party to pay the state's legal fees. After the hand audit in some precincts showed a 100% match between the paper count and the machine count. Another state judge in Pennsylvania, tossed out a trump team effort, asking that more than 2000 ballots be rejected due to technical problems like missing secrecy envelopes. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News Sunday after the nation reached 250,000 deaths from covert 19, the White House coronavirus task force held a briefing for the first time in several months. Dr Deborah Berke said the surgeon cases all over the country is likely from people don't appear to be sick. People are spreading the virus because they don't know they're infected with the virus. And so people are coming together. Indoors. Everyone looks healthy. But among those individuals could be individuals that are already are infected. Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance for Thanksgiving, asking people to not travel and do not socialize with people outside their household. Millions of full time workers rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because even though they're working full time they aren't making enough money. As the finding of the bipartisan Government Accountability Office. America is listening to Fox News. Now the ladies from 77, Baby Sea and BBC radio dot com. I'm Bob Brown. Thousands of parents speaking out against the decision to close in New York City public schools is gonna be doing their remote learning from a bar from a restaurant from a gym from a casino. All these places are open. You can't say we think this is a temporary closure, but not even let us know. When is the next time you're gonna check in with us Man of Elijah says I'll update parents in the next few days about the schools because of the cove and positivity rate reaching 3%. Changing. We need to reset the equation. We need to come up with even more stringent rules to make schools work and testing is going to be absolutely crucial. Long lines are being reported a covert 19 testing sites across Connecticut. Important, because matter how long that wait. I just want to get, you know sense of really nurses at Monte for your New Rochelle, threatening to strike over working conditions amid the corner bars pandemic Thursday night football cards and Seahawks Rutgers hosting Michigan on Saturday. WBC News Time general for Trafficking Transit Up next 90 forecast in the Ramsey Super Weather Center tonight Partly cloudy, not his cold, low. 44 Friday Sunny, unseasonably mild temperatures getting up to 61 45 in Central.
"government accountability office" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Giving him another 16 electoral votes. Meanwhile, in Arizona judge has rejected Republican lawsuit that tried to stop the election from being certified there. A judge in Phoenix did not immediately explain why he was dismissing the Republican lawsuit that tried to stop officials from certifying Joe Biden as the winner of Arizona. But Judge John Hannah said he would file in lengthier explanation shortly. The lawsuit claimed a violation of law relating to how ballots were gathered up for an audit after the election. But the judge also ordered the Republican Party to pay the state's legal fees. After the hand audit in some precincts showed a 100% match between the paper count and the machine count. Another state judge in Pennsylvania, tossed out a trump team effort, asking that more than 2000 ballots be rejected due to technical problems like missing secrecy envelopes. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News one day after the nation reached 250,000 deaths from covert 19, the White House coronavirus Task Force held a briefing for the first time in several months, Dr Deborah Berke said the surgeon cases all over the country is likely from people don't appear to be sick. People are spreading the virus because they don't know they're infected with the virus. And so people are coming together. Indoors. Everyone looks healthy. But among those individuals could be individuals that are already are infected. Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance for Thanksgiving, asking people to not travel and do not socialize with people outside their household. Millions of full time workers rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because even though they're working full time they are making enough money. As the finding of the bipartisan Government Accountability Office. America is listening to Fox News..
"government accountability office" Discussed on WJR 760
"A great voice of the Great Lakes. 7. 60 WJR where Detroit come start talk a rare win for Democrats Timely Scylla. Sarah Fox News, A Georgia elections official says the hand recount of ballots is complete, confirming Joe Biden will win the state, giving him another 16 electoral votes. Meanwhile, in Arizona Judge has rejected Republican lawsuit that tried to stop the election for being certified there. A judge in Phoenix did not immediately explain why he was dismissing the Republican lawsuit that tried to stop officials from certifying Joe Biden as the winner of Arizona. But Judge John Hannah said he would file a lengthier explanation shortly. The lawsuit claimed a violation of law relating to how ballots were gathered up for an audit after the election. But the judge also ordered the Republican Party to pay the state's legal fees. After the hand audit in some precincts showed a 100% match between the paper count and the machine count. Another state judge in Pennsylvania, tossed out a trump team effort, asking that more than 2000 ballots be rejected due to technical problems like missing secrecy envelopes. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News one day after the nation reached 250,000 deaths from covert 19, the White House coronavirus Task Force held a briefing for the first time in several months. Dr Deborah Berke said the surgeon cases all over the country is likely from people don't appear to be sick. People are spreading the virus because they don't know they're infected with the virus. And so people are coming together. Indoors. Everyone looks healthy. But among those individuals could be individuals that are already are infected. Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance for Thanksgiving, asking people to not travel and do not socialize with people outside their household. Millions of full time workers rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because even though they're working full time they are making enough money as the finding of the bipartisan Government Accountability Office. America is listening to Fox.
Federal judge says new DACA rules are invalid
"Ah, federal judge in New York has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA deferred action for childhood arrivals. That's the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U. S illegally as Children. The judge ruled yesterday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving in that job when he suspended new applications for DACA and that is once again raising the hopes of tens of thousands of young immigrants who are potentially eligible for the program. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and he is with us now. Jill welcome. Thanks for joining us. Sure, So didn't the Supreme Court already weigh in on this Well. The Supreme Court did rule in June when it blocked the Trump administration's effort to end DACA. That was seen as a victory not only for the roughly 640,000 young immigrants who already have Dr protections, but also potentially for tens of thousands more who are eligible, but have never had a chance to apply. Before the Trump administration moved to kill the program. A federal court in Maryland also said that the administration must start accepting new applications, but that did not happen. Instead, the acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, issued a memo in July. Saying he had quote serious policy concerns about DACA and suspending new applications while he reconsidered its future. So what does this latest court ruling say? Well, Judge Nicholas Garr AFIS found that Wolf was not lawfully appointed to the job of acting secretary of Homeland Security, basically, The DHS did not follow its own rules of succession, and this is not the first judge to reach a similar conclusion. In addition, the Government Accountability Office said back in August that both Wolf and his number two at DHS were improperly appointed. So this is creating potentially serious legal vulnerabilities for the policies that they have enacted, including now this document, So the big question then becomes what does this mean for DACA recipients? Well lawyers for the doctor recipients and he would be Dr recipients in this case are definitely claiming victory Earlier today, I talked to Maria Elena in copy A the director of the National Immigration Law Center, which has been one of the leading groups in the fight to defend Dhaka. This decision Couple with historic victory of President elect Biden means that young immigrants can now breathe a sigh of relief and they can focus once again are rebuilding their lives with their loved ones here in the country where they belong, like this is their home. Has the Trump administration responded, And if so, what have they had to say? Well in this case and others. The administration has argued that Wolf was lawfully appointed, so I think it's likely that there will be an appeal even if they ultimately lose on appeal, though it's hard to see the administration rushing to begin accepting new top new doctor applications. More likely we could see young immigrants who want to apply will have to wait until the Biden administration takes office next year. It's expected to reinstate Daka in full as soon as he takes office, possibly even on day one. And before we let you go, Joel, why has the Trump administration relied so heavily on acting appointees like Chad Wolf? They've been Warned repeatedly that this is not an appropriate practice and now judges. They're saying that's actually illegal well. President Trump has said that he likes acting appointments because it gives him more flexibility. Critics say the administration that was openly flouted the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and other succession rules in order to appoint people who would have had a difficult time getting confirmed by the Senate. There did not seem to be that much of a penalty for this practice until now, But we may be seeing that this strategy maybe does have some long term drawbacks. After all, that is NPR's Joel Rose. Joel. Thank you.
Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk
"Hundreds of toxic superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather. I'M NPR chief meteorologist Paul Kutner here with climate cast. Hurricane, Harvey Dump Forty five to sixty inches of rain on the Houston area in two thousand seventeen the extreme floodwaters inundated more than one hundred and fifty thousand homes. They also breached toxic superfund site washing deadly chemicals down. In concentrations more than two thousand times. The EPA required cleanup level according to inside climate news. Just. How many of these superfund sites are risk and exposed to these extreme weather events? Frank Coal Ash is the climate director at the Minnesota Pollution? Control Agency. Frank Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you for having me on today the Government Accountability Office reported last year that nine hundred, forty, five superfund sites across the US are vulnerable to hurricanes flooding, sea level rise increased precipitation or wildfires. I see fourteen of those are in Minnesota. What is it about the location of these toxic sites that makes them does too extreme weather events. What we know with a changing climate in Minnesota is that we are seeing heavier rainfall which presents a risk for flooding at some of these sites and the impacts to both surface waters near the sites and potentially groundwater near these sites which we are. Managing and controlling for the toxic chemicals that have been found there. So it's really within Minnesota and the way that our climate is changing is looking at how that precipitation regime is changing, and we've seen that in the mid West here in Nebraska in twenty eighteen, there was a superfund site there that was impacted by the massive flooding. It didn't leach any toxins, but I'm wondering has Minnesota seen any close calls like that? I'm not aware of any close calls that we've seen regarding specific flooding events in Minnesota but certainly, that risk exists anytime that we are seeing a changing climate like we have in that, we're trying to manage sites that have these toxic chemicals on them from past pollution events that we're trying to maintain keep people protected from especially our most vulnerable populations, and we know that one of the biggest climate changes were observing recording in Minnesota are these mega rainfall events these six to eight plus in Sch- rainfall events how is that being incorporated into your? Planning for these sites yes, and that is the kind of work that we're just really getting started with looking at our ability to understand what's going to happen with a rainfall like that and and is the water going to go and where are we at risk for a significant floods? How will that rainfall interact with any of the protective coverings or protections that have been built around the superfund sites and how that may impact the contaminants as they they are moving on the site, and hopefully we're able to keep them from moving away from her saying. Frank superfund sites were talking about clean up. After the fact, I'm curious how climate change can be taken into account before potentially hazardous developments break ground. Yes, and that is an area that we're particularly looking at right now we are providing funding to cities to be able to do climate resiliency and adaptation plans to be able to identify how the rainfall and precipitation flooding events are going to impact not just contamination contaminated sites but the infrastructure that we rely upon many people are concerned about potential pollution from mining projects in northern. MINNESOTA, in sensitive areas like the boundary waters, how can we be sure future extreme rainfall events won't breach containment of those proposed sites. We we continue to look at the best science and the best research about how we can we predict what these large rainfall events are going to look like, and then build that into the planning processes our permitting processes, frank coal, ash climate director for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Thanks so much. Thank you.
"government accountability office" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"We need to ensure that loans went to the intended businesses and that the loan proceeds were used properly. Fortunately, we have fantastic allies in the S. P s office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office today. Each office has sent a representative and we're grateful for that to represent their initial Or to present I should say their initial reviews of P P p. And the ideal we look forward to working together to make sure that taxpayer dollars are spent appropriately and to reduce waste fraud and abuse in these critical SB relief programs. And with that man chair, he'll Thank you, Mr Spano, the gentleman yield back And the father. Subcommittee members have an opening statement. We would ask that they be submitted for the record subcommittee chair Judy too. I would like to just take a moment to explain how this hearing will proceed. Each witness will have five minutes to testify, and each member will have five minutes for questions. Please ensure that your microphone is on when you begin speaking and that you returned to you. When finished, I would now like to introduce our witnesses. Our first witness is the honorable animal, Mike, where Inspector General of the FBI. Mr. Ware was sworn in as the Inspector general in May 2018 and has been ineffective leader in his role and an asset to this committee. Yes, 28 years of experience in the RG community, rooting out fraud, waste and abuse in federal programs. He's received numerous awards throughout his career, including several awards from the Council of the Inspector's general on Integrity and Efficiency. In recognition for a significant portfolio of oversight were welcome. Minted aware beggar are second witness is Mr William Cheer, director of financial markets and Community investment team, the account of Government Accountability Office elite Aghios work, community and economic development, Small business and espionage Covert 19 response programs. Mr Share, joined Joo more than 20 years ago. He has a master's degree in public policy and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He also served as an adjunct faculty member and the Graduate program in city and regional planning in the University of Pennsylvania. Welcome Mr Share. I'd like to begin today's hearing by recognizing Mr Ware for five minutes. Ranking members found his Congress. Members of the subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today and for your continued support of my office. Villeneuve Estate. The men, a woman off the office of Inspector General have been working diligently to provide oversight of endemic response. I am always proud to represent them publicly and to speak to you about our important work. I come before you today. In the wake of his foreign crisis falls by the cove in 19 pandemic, ensuing unprecedented rules SPH to mitigate the damages to the nation's economic vitality. SB is managing over a trillion dollars in lending authority, PPP and the idol, the speed and lowered guardrails. Relative eligibility verification controls surrounding the DPP and idle ending authorities brought with it substantially increased risk, as indicated in my written statement, we sought to inform His efforts to three white paper reports offering lessons learned on known wrists to implement in GDP and idle based on prior oversight of the recovery act and other disasters. At the same time, we focused on preventing and deterring fraud by raising public awareness of fraud schemes and snaps. At the outset, initiated several reviews to include the PPP and idle reviews. During the course of these reviews. We had alarming findings, causing us to issue a flash report on PPP in May and management alert on Idol in July as oversight were carried on the solidified our preliminary results and identified I just additional findings. On September 14th. We provided that their leaders have to draft report one containing our findings related to excuse implementation of PPP on one containing findings of his initial disaster assistance response to cope in 19. Our review standards require that we consider S p a official comments. Fires is doing these reports and final. We anticipate publishing these reports and mid October following the 30 Day Review and comment period by SGS leaders..
Nearly 9 million Americans haven't received their stimulus checks
"Million Americans were still without their stimulus checks seven months after the care Zack past that, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. It's the third such report put out by the nonpartisan congressional watchdog known as the investigative arm of Congress. Examining the implementation of the cares act. Another pandemic relieve actions. Each report outlines steps for Congress in the Trump administration it take to improve the nation's response. While the Treasure Department and the Internal Revenue Service had tried to smooth out some of the flaws in the Stevens check program, the agency's still lack updated information how many eligible recipients have yet to receive these funds?
Millions in danger of missing coronavirus payments, government watchdog says
"Of Americans are in danger of missing Corona virus relief payments of up to $1200 per individual because of incomplete government records. The Government Accountability Office said that possibly 8.7 million orm or individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive them. Payments because the IRS and Treasury Department do not have proper records. That was one of a number of findings and the latest report on the handling of the $2.6 trillion in support passed by Congress last spring to cushion the impact from a sharp recession triggered by the global pandemic.
Millions in danger of missing coronavirus payments, government watchdog says
"$1200 per person because of incomplete government records, the Government Accountability Office Congress is auditing our says in a report today that possibly 8.7 million orm or individuals eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate I RS and Treasury Department records. It is a tough Monday on Wall Street. The market's getting out of the gate on a down
"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP
"Remember, if you're hosting a Labor Day bash, you could be held liable if someone you serve booze to ends up in an alcohol related crash near Lord Khun Staying W T O P. No changes at Reagan National Airport could impact flight password could affect quality, which could affect quality of life for those of us on the ground. So D c delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. I asked the Government Accountability Office to study how city residents will be affected by that noise. And it has Grey agreed to do that. The work at Reagan National surrounds the FAA is nationwide modernization project also is studying possible consequences of Dulles and be a blue eye marshal. Now to your health sponsored by my eye Doctor. Doctors of optometry, visit my eye doctor dot com Now to our local battle against Cove, and there are 927 new cases in Virginia today, and 29 New dad. Yes, There were 28 new cases in D C and one new death tonight We're hearing about the first covert 19 deaths linked to last month's huge Sturgis motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. I'm Jim Krystle. Minnesota State health officials confirm a man in his sixties who attended the huge Sturgis motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota last month has died from covert 19 nearly 300 corona virus cases and at least 11 states. Have been linked to the 10 Day event that attracted some 400,000 people. Meanwhile, tonight some and I H advisers say there is no evidence convalescent plasma helps Cove in 19 patients. But that contradicts the Trump administration's claim that the treatment is a major advance and historic. The FDA gave plasma and emergency go ahead last week, but N I. H advisers say more research is needed into Whether it really works, it looks like steroids can be an important tool in saving the lives of covert patients. That's the results from seven new studies on seriously ill people who need oxygen. When all the data were pooled, they showed steroids reduced the risk of covert desk by about a third. It specifically looked at cases during the first month of illness. The results were measured against people treated with placebos or the typical protocol. The World Health Organization led the research. You can find it in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It's 11 24 now in Washington will check money news up next here on W. T..
Trump Nominates Chad Wolf To Be Homeland Security Chief
"President Trump plans to nominate acting homeland security chief Chad Wolf to take on the role full time rewarding and advocate for Trump Administration policy, whose leadership is challenged on legal grounds. The Department of Homeland Security has gone for more than a year without a Senate confirmed director President. Trump's decision to officially nominate Chad Wolf comes less than two weeks after the Government Accountability Office said that Wolf was improperly appointed as acting secretary and therefore ineligible to continue to serve in that position. Department of Homeland Security, dismissed the agency's findings as baseless and baffling and accused the body of partisan motivations. The president must still formally send Wolf's nomination to the Senate, and it's unclear when he would receive a confirmation hearing.
What happened to the Postal Service?
"If you had the United States postal service as a partisan political proxy on your Twenty Twenty Election Bingo card. You. Win. I guess the politics of it we will assume you're mostly familiar with speaker. Nancy Pelosi is calling the house back into session legislation likely postmaster general and CEO Louis Joy has said he will testify. But as all of that plays out a detour here if we might to the postal services business model reality yes. The digital age has brought its challenges to the USPS but as Congress tries to figure out how to repair the damage. Might do well to look in the mirror for a little bit. Here's marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer. The Postal Service is supposed to be self funded not getting any government money, but the post office is still tightly regulated by Congress and in two thousand and six Congress passed a law requiring the postal service to prepay health benefits for retirees. Jim Campbell is a lawyer and consultant on the Postal Service resorted the postal service to pay for ten years about five and. A half billion dollars a year into this prepayment fund that thinking was paid forward. Make sure the money is there when retirees need it. But Campbell, says federal agencies don't have to make these prepayments and the post office couldn't do it. Campbell says it missed more than half of the payments to make matters worse congress capped postal office price increases for letters circulars at the rate of inflation. So the postal services kind of caught in this squeeze. Cornell University public. Policy Professor, Getty's says Congress, also still requires the post office to deliver to every mailbox in the country six days a week. So this is a recipe for fiscal problems serious fiscal problems and serious debt frank disco has been tracking that he's chief actuary at the US Government Accountability Office. He says the postal services more than one hundred, sixty, billion dollars in debt over the past decade, the dead and unfunded liabilities like pensions and healthcare have outpaced the revenues the. Postal Service takes in. So it's doubled from a little more than one times annual revenue to over double annual revenue to disco says the Postal Service has been losing money for a decade, not a sustainable business model, but the post office can't change that model without Congressional
Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone to cast a ballot
"A conspiracy theory. Grow this large this quickly and be so divorced from reality. It basically goes like this. President Trump is terrified he's going to lose the election. And he's going to use the Postal Service to try to limit mail in voting as much as possible to in effect, disenfranchised Democrats and steal the race, just as he did with Russian interference in 2016. This conspiracy theory, however, has perhaps even less evidence than the Russia collusion theory. Over the next 15 to 20 minutes. We will systematically debunk this most ridiculous conspiracy theory. Way are not going to allow the president of the United States to dismantle the United States Post office and undermine the possibility that absentee votes could be used in the next election. And he also wants to do everything you can Two stirred out and the results of an election he thinks he's going to lose. So why do Republicans stand behind a Z attacks the most popular institution in the United States government? I don't understand why the president wants to block funding for the post office in order to prevent people from voting. That doesn't seem fair or right or leading. It doesn't seem like it is going to steal a lot of confidence among voters that their ballots are going to be counted right Once you start to realize that your entire states conduct elections with mail in ballots once you realize the history of the Postal Service is incredible Accomplishments, you know and how it's a backbone for the country. You know, you understand the stakes of what's going on here. You mentioned Republican leaders as well. Carl isn't this about moral bankruptcy of the Republican Party Democrats, aided by their allies in the left leaning media, been accusing President Trump of trying to rig the election by interfering with the United States Postal Service in an effort to have her mail in voting, But the simple truth is that there's no truth to this claim whatsoever. In May, a scathing report by the Government Accountability Office confirmed what's been widely known for more than a decade. The Postal Service is in deep, deep financial trouble since it's designated as an independent agency. It's not funded by tax money, but rather expected to support itself through the fees it charges for using its service. But as technology has made email and messaging communication far easier, and competitors such as FedEx, ups and Amazon have eaten into the post office's package delivery service, fewer and fewer people are paying to send mail. This has been a big and worsening problem. Since 2009 when the O designated the USPS as being at risk for fiscal insolvency, as it wrote in the report issued in May. Since Geo's 2009 high risk designation, the postal Services financial viability is progressively worsened due to declining mail volume. Increased employee compensation and benefit costs. An increased unfunded liabilities and debt. First class mail volume has declined 44% since fiscal year 2006. Additionally, employee compensation and benefits costs have been increasing, although the Postal Service's workforce declined from about 786,000 in fiscal year 2007. To about 617,000 In fiscal year 2013. The USPS is workforce increased to about 630,000 in fiscal year 2019. Finally, total unfunded liabilities and debt continue their steady upward trend. Now, this has resulted in the post office, losing roughly 78 $1,000,000 from 2007 to 2019. Senator Barack Obama recognize this way back in 2008 while he was campaigning for president, if you think about it Ups and FedEx. They're doing just fine. It's it's the post office is always a problem. When President Obama took office, his administration attempted to ease the financial crush on the post office by altering collection routes in removing mailboxes that simply weren't being used. In the past 20 years, The Washington Post reported. Back in 9 202,000 mail boxes have vanished from city streets, rural routes in suburban neighborhoods Mohr than the 175,000 that remain. Between 2011 and 2016 The Obama administration ordered an additional 14,000 mailboxes removed because they were underperforming, which the Post office defines his collecting fewer than 25 pieces of mail per day. This routine elimination of mailboxes to consolidate mail collection and keep operational costs down has continued since President Trump was inaugurated in 2017. But now President Obama and his vice president Joe Biden, are casting this as an attempt by Trump to keep people from voting. By mail as president, Obama told his former advisor David Plouffe, on a podcast this past week. What we've never seen before, is President say, I'm goingto tryto actively kneecap the Postal Service encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I'm doing the postmaster general said, would delay the approaching liquidity crisis. That was all the aid for the Postal Service in the cares act completely. Separately, The bill also gave $400 million to something called the Election Assistance Commission for distribution to states to prevent, prepare for and respond to Corona virus domestically or internationally for the 2020 federal election cycle. This, however, wasn't enough for Democrats and they're now demanding a $25 billion bailout for the post office in the next round of Corona virus relief funding, as well as $3.5 billion earmarked for mail and voting on Fox Business Network President Trump said. Well, that was simply too much. You know, there's nothing wrong with getting out and voting. You get out and vote. They voted during World War one and World War two. They should have voter ID because the Democrats scammed the system, but it's two of the items are the post Office and the 3.5 $1,000,000,000 The mail and voting Now, if we don't make a deal, that means you don't get the money. That means they can't have Universal mail in voting that just can't have it. So you know, crazy will be many more just nature. Now Democrats have interpreted this, says Trump, admitting he's deliberately trying to sabotage mail in voting by preventing the passage of desperately needed funding for it. But this claim to falters under the way to the fact of the post office can already handle the expected flood of mailed ballots this November. According to the Postal Service's annual report. In fiscal year 2019 USPS handled 142.5 1,000,000,000 pieces of mail on a typical day, the report notes are 633,000 employees physically process and deliver 471 male pieces to nearly 160 million delivery points. Now this year, That number is higher because the Postal Service has been delivering stimulus checks as well, A census forms now those alone added about 450 million additional pieces of mail. In 2016 roughly 136 million Americans voted in the presidential election. The number's probably going to be a little bit higher this year. If official set ballots to every single American who's registered to vote. That's about 158 million people, and then 140 million people returned ballots. The roughly 298 million pieces of mail handled over the course of several weeks would be well within the Postal Service's ability to handle them all. Now. Officials, of course, won't send a ballot to every American who's registered to vote, and not every voter will vote This too. His false. The changes were ordered to streamline mail collection and limit mail carrier overtime costs, which top $1 billion per year, as the Washington Times reported. In the past, postal delivery worked this way Ah, worker would arrive in the morning and work on various things in the office. Sorting mail handling holds on mail waiting for incoming mail to arrive. To prepare for delivery that often involved waiting around for hours and then starting an actual delivery route later in the day once started, a route has to be finished, and that involved workers going into overtime as they delivered through their route as evening approached. Did. Joyce plan, which is now being implemented in a pilot program in about 200 cities is called expedited to ST Afternoon Sort. A Shin or esa es un during a worker will arrive in the morning. Collect all the mail that was ready to go out and head out for delivery. It's known as retrieve load and go. Then, after finishing the delivery route, the carrier would return to the office and do in the afternoon. The office work that used to be done in the morning that way, when the end of his or her shift arrived, That would be the end of the workday. No overtime would be incurred. Mail that arrived to the office in the afternoon. While the carrier was doing office work would be delivered in the next morning's route. It would be ready and waiting with the carrier arrived for retrieve load and go. The effect to customers would be that mail was delivered to the office in the afternoon. It would be delivered the next morning. Instead of that evening, the effect of the Postal Service would be to save an enormous amount of money in overtime costs, streamlining operations and making the postal service more effective. However, this has been cast as mail carriers simply leaving pieces of mail, especially mailed in ballots on the floor for days. For weeks at a time. There's no evidence to support this baseless allegation. Justus. There's no evidence to support the notion that the Trump Administration has been removing mailboxes or mail sorting machines in an effort to a happier mail in voting. Mail in voting might be impacted by not but not by postal service operations but rather by individual state laws, which make mail in voting cumbersome, especially in New York, where a congressional primary conducted at the end of June still doesn't have a declared winner by the middle of August. The Postal Service, in other words, can easily handle mailed in balance. It doesn't need a $25 billion bailout, and it doesn't need $3.5 billion on top of the $400 million that has already been earmarked specifically for mail in voting. The Postal Service will remain fiscally solvent at least until the end of 2021 but efforts to change it efforts listening to the Dan O'Donnell show. For your virtual ticket to be a part of music history on the capital. One fan Wall Interactive video experience with our star light on our 2020 I heard Radio Music Festival starring BTS. Coldplay Came Brown with special Guest Khalid Keith Urban Mego, smiling Cyrus Thomas Rhett. Usher for anything can happen. 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Democrats are absolutely convinced that Trump is trying to steal this election because of his is changes to the post office. My opening monologue debunking this conspiracy theory will be up on common sense. Central very shortly, have no fear. We are working on getting it up and on my social media, By the way, if you'd like to join the program numbers to do so for 14799 11 30 that he's the accident, mortgage talk and text line 18 108 389476 That is our toll free talk and text line email. D o d Ed i heart media dot com You can find me on Social Media facebook dot com slash dan O'Donnell Show and at Dan O'Donnell Show on Twitter as well. What struck me about all of this is is not just how Democrats have have Done exactly what they're accusing Republicans of doing Have you seen the freak out over the conspiracy theorists, the cue and non believers for those who are not familiar with what Q. And on is it's ah, far right conspiracy theory that posits that President Trump is working behind the scenes to bust the secret cob. All of Pedophiles led by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, and pretty much every celebrity that you've ever heard off. There's no actual evidence for it, of course, but because a number of Q and on believers and one Republican primaries, it's being hold. My goodness, This is the worst thing that ever happened to mainstream politics. We've got conspiracy theory believers. There's no conspiracy less founded on actual evidence than this post office nonsense. In fact, I've seen pictures on the Internet that have been circulated. Now Twitter and Facebook have done their level best to try to make sure that misinformation about elections nothing that could undermine faith in elections is allowed on their platforms, except for these pictures of mailboxes in Wisconsin. Of all places. That are piled up. They've been taken off the streets. Trump doesn't want you to be ableto Drop your piece of mail in a mailbox. Well, what these pictures Don't point out is these are piled up. Sure, at a facility that refurbishes the mail boxes to put them back on the streets. It's always got a stack of mail boxes outside because it's working on them. Refurbish them, then this idea that sorting machines and mail boxes have been ripped off of the streets in the last couple of months so that we can vote by mail is nonsensical. Unless you're willing to tell me. That Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who saw over 2011 and 2016 5 years. The removal of 14,000 mailboxes and 200,000 mailboxes removed in the years before that. Unless you're willing to tell me that they're part of the conspiracy. You're almost forced to admit that there is simply no evidence behind this, but what's remarkable to me? Is how quickly this became mainstream and it got me thinking. Well, wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. If Joe Biden is up by as much as the polls suggest he is 10 to 12 points. Why would Democrats suddenly be trying to cast doubt on an election? Right? Wasn't this Almost exactly four years ago. What President Trump was supposedly doing August of 2016 when the first reports on the eve of the Democratic National Convention about election hacks and Russian interference, and all of this started coming out. President Trump's first said that he was worried that the election might be rigged. You might remember President Obama rose Garden press conference said. How would you even rig the presidential election? Donald Trump is whining about losing an election that hasn't even happened yet. The idea was that Trump was going to cast doubt on the legitimate legitimacy of the election because he knew he was going to lose. Remember the pole similarly showed him down 10 15 points. He had no chance of beating Hillary Clinton. So he was preemptively whining about the fact that Clinton and her cronies we're going to use massive vote fraud to cheat. Why are Democrats doing this? When their candidate is up 10 points. Maybe it has something to do. With this. A new CNN poll finds that 50% of registered voters back the Biden Harris presidential ticket. While 46% say they support Trump and Pence right at the polls, margin of error plus or minus 4% points. There's a new CNN poll. Across 15 battleground states. Biden has the backing of 49% of registered voters while Trump lands at 48%. In other words, that massive lead doesn't actually
Watchdog: Homeland Security officials were wrongly appointed
"The top two officials in the U. S Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to their posts. That's the finding of the Government Accountability Office acting di HS secretary Chad Wolf. And deputy Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible under the vacancy Reform
Congressional watchdog finds acting DHS chief Wolf, senior aide not legally qualified
"The top two officials in the Department of Homeland Security or improperly appointed to their post by the Trump administration. That's the word from the nonpartisan congressional watchdog today, the Government Accountability Office says acting di HS secretary Chad Wolf and his acting deputy, Ken Cuccinelli, are ineligible to run the agency under a federal law known as the Vacancy Reform Act. The Government Accountability Office asked the D. H s inspector general to review the situation and determine if the violation effects decisions they have taken at a time when Homeland Security has been at the forefront of key administration initiatives on immigration and law enforcement. To House Democrats, including Congressman Bennie Thompson, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee. Say both men should resign. No word yet today from Homeland
Government watchdog finds top Trump DHS officials are ineligible for their positions
"Acting secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy Can Cuccinelli are the top two. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security government watchdog says they were both appointed illegally. Because the Trump administration ignored the usual rules of succession. Correspondent Evan Perez has details of a report from the Government Accountability Office. Either of them are in their positions according to what is legally supposed to be followed under the succession rules at the Homeland Security Department, and so, according to this This report. It's not clear exactly what's gonna happen next. It's not clear whether the courts have to resolve this issue. It also has not cleared whether any of the actions that are taken under these two men Actually have the force of law because if they're not there in their jobs legally, then that raises the question of whether any actions that air signed by them are actually lawful. Joo says. It's referring the matter to Homeland Security's inspector general for review. Any further action would be up to the I G
Appointments of Homeland Security leaders Wolf and Cuccinelli are 'invalid,' report says - CNN
"Top leaders at the Homeland Security Department are not eligible to hold their jobs. The Government Accountability Office found the appointments of Chad Wolf, the acting homeland security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary, did not follow federal law. Wolf's appointment came after the last Senate confirmed secretary left the job and this report found her replacement didn't follow the proper chain of succession. Democrats are now calling for both to step down. They accused the Trump Administration of intentionally circumventing Congress is roll and confirming the government's top officials.
Gaps in federal oversight add to virus woes at vets homes
"Gaps in federal oversight of long term veteran care facilities may have contributed to Corona virus infections. This is according to new testimony from the Government Accountability Office. It found that the Veterans Affairs Department failed to require inspections and ensure deficiencies were addressed at 148 homes for aging vents, even as it regularly paid out federal funding. Rampant infections and state run homes led to more than 200 deaths, including at least 76 at one Massachusetts facility.
Nicole Clowers on Oversight of COVID-19 Relief Funds
"From Washington Journal recorded on Tuesday morning, focusing on the oversight of covert 19 relief funds. We're going to talk next about the spending of the Copan 19 relief funds approved by Congress over the past couple of months. We're joined by Nicki Clowers Thie Health Care, health care team manager for the Government Accountability Office. Thanks for being with us this morning. Thanks for having me tell us why the G A o did this report The cares act that was passed in in March, require us to provide ongoing oversight of the funding and activities of the federal government. Specifically, it requires us to provide on point oversight of the government's efforts to prepare for respond to And recover from the 19 and it includes US requirement for us to assess the impacts of 19 on public health, as well as the economy as well is tracked the funding and the use of that funding. The act requires us to report every 60 days starting 90 days after Anakin it so Our Joon report was our first report and will be issuing additional reports every other month. So basically almost as soon as this legislation is signed and enacted and signed, the G A. O is monitoring its spending. Absolutely. We're providing real time oversight of the funds. We have experience doing this going back over a decade ago, for example, under the trouble as that released program will provide it. Assistance to the financial sector's After the global financial crisis. We were required to provide ongoing oversight every issue of quarter to 60 days. So we have experience in ways we built on that experience to hit the ground running, provide immediate oversight and help ensure accountability and transparency of how the funds or Viennese let's look at the overall number is 2.57 in Seven trillion in spending and the and the measures passed by Congress here, the figures on each of those packages the PPP, the Paycheck Protection Program, 670 billion. The Treasury Economic Stabilization Fund, 500 billion explain expanded unemployment. Suren insurance, 375 billion economic impact payments. 282 billion public health emergency funding funding, 232 billion and 150 billion from the Exact the relief for state and local governments. Of that 2.57 trillion Nicky Clowers. How much has been spent already about $677 billion. That's what we found in our in our work and collection of data. Unfortunately, Treasury and we have not released overall spending data. Yet under Allenby guidance agencies are to report On on there's care spending starting at the end of June. So we expect the overall spending data to be available starting probably at the end of July in all this time frame. Incident. In the absence of comprehensive data, We undertook our own efforts to collect what was known about spending until we collected spending information on the on the sixth largest areas that you just mentioned. A swell a some other federal agencies and we found about $677 billion has been expended, and about $1.3 billion has been obligated. That means that the government has committed to spending one's. We're talking about the oversight of those covered 19 relief funds. How that money is spent with the hose. Nicky Klauer. She is their healthcare team manager. Welcome your comments to 027 for 8 8000 Eastern and central time zones, too. 27 for 8001 Mountain and Pacific. I have to imagine that keeping track of 2.5 million is hard enough. What were the challenges of tracking $2.57 trillion worth of spending on you? As you mentioned? Not all spent yet and and how much staff does this entail? Well, it is challenging, providing a real time oversight. As you can imagine. A CZ agencies are standing up programs there figuring out how to 1000 programs, how to track their own spending on DH decisions, change programs of all and so that requires us to be Very agile and nimble on Dwork with the agency's Tio Keep up to date on the latest developments, and so in our horses were working around the clock and frankly, too Track the dollars. Make sure we have a good understanding so we can provide that information to policy makers and the public.
Government Accountability Office Says State Department Lacks Diversity
"Mail jail and pale that was the rap on the state department's diplomatic corps for years the department has worked to shed that image but the government accountability office says state is falling short of its diversity goals NPR's Michele Kelemen reports black diplomats are pointing to some systemic problems look kisha gone will never forget what her supervisor told her as she began her first assignment as a consular officer in Monterrey Mexico he says it verbatim that out to me African Americans have a hard time in the foreign service white women and animals in saying this have been able to crack the glass ceiling but black officers tend to disappear gun lasted five years a native of Alabama she was brought into the department on a fellowship designed to increase diversity but she found that personnel decisions work against women of color and it was getting harder to talk about democracy and justice abroad I left at about a half a year and a half after Donald Trump was elected and I just felt that has African American woman the current administration was not living up to the ideals that I want to promote in the service another former diplomat Chris Richardson wrote a damning op ed in The New York Times about the history of discrimination at the state department I can't tell you how many African American officers acting officers I've spoken to who have told me stories of of discrimination stories of weird micro aggressions that work on investigated that no one really asked about Richardson an immigration lawyer says the state department needs to take a hard look at itself and ask why these officers quit the state department set up a task force to work on plans to recruit and retain diverse talent a spokesperson says secretary of state Mike Pompeo is committed to building a diverse and inclusive work force representative of America's devotion to the principle of equal opportunity Richardson says that's been the mantra for years but each decade there are new
$1.4 billion in Coronavirus stimulus checks given to the dead.
"The. Trump administration handed out over a billion dollars in corona virus stimulus checks to dead people that overly generous outlay federal assistance to the deceased, totaling one point four dollars to a million dead people, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office shows just how rushed the government's attempts to stave off economic collapse from the coronavirus pandemic have been.
IRS Paid $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Payments to Dead People, GAO Says
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"government accountability office" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"That's why so many millions of Americans are so god blessed ignorant and stupid because they willingly choose to believe the words of the proven pathological serial liar and an insufferable insecure malignant narcissist who's also a moron even when facing a global pandemic and health crisis trump's main focus remains on making himself look good and he has no shame in gas flooding people in order to accomplish it firstly when confronting a global pandemic what kind of a sick twisted mind would compare lifesaving testing kids to a phone call for when she was pregnant page I mean just so he could get flooded the country again and go did you notice is that the CDC is supposed to be addressing the American people and he's wearing a stupid red maga hat even at a time of all the health crisis he tries to turn everything in to a stupid major Klan rally but this these testing kits are produced by coal I mean that is a level of depravity seldom seen before and just to show you how malignant and metastasized his narcissism is when referring to test kits that could save American lives he actually had to say that the kids weren't as perfect as his phone call and a transcript but they're still pretty good which is still good firstly because if something is perfect it's perfect it's not last project in something else suddenly we don't know if the transcript of his Ukrainian call was perfect we never seen it all we've seen is a memorandum and not sure as hell wasn't perfect he was impeached over it we also know that that transcript was sold all over the actual one the actual transcript not the memorandum was so alarming the trumps own White House lawyers hidden away on a secret server fearing he'd broken the law which trump own GAO government accountability office ruled he had and thirdly what ways to comfort the nation these kids that might save your lives aren't as perfect as my phone calls but they're pretty good I don't get it Donald Trump goes out of his way on a daily virgin basis to prove what a completely unfit incompetent ignorant and delusional garbage human being you truly is there should be no one at this point no one is anything even remotely positive to say about it no one and if you do you are is bigger and garbage human being as he is by the way one of the White House lawyers who heard trump's Ukrainian call was so concerned that he had broken the law he hit the transcript on the sequel server was Michael Ellis who used to work with Devin Nunes Donald Trump just name Michael Ellis senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council gathered another trump loyalist who helped trump cover up those crimes that led to him being impeached is now in a leadership position whereby he can control the intelligence community uncle Adolf would be so proud during the same CDC press conference what did was become a weekly feature on the show when we call giving the game away and that's exactly what he did he was addressing the cruise ship that's mired off San Francisco with thousands of Americans on board this is what he said they are the numbers because he the numbers they want the seventy two forty she.
"government accountability office" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Accusing cornice of lying in these new interviews nobody on TV like that is under oath and he obviously is sad desperate to get attention claiming the massive trove of documents the part is handed over to house Democrats reveals a second quid pro quo department says he was working on get trump to remove the corruption fighting US ambassador re of on a **** and in exchange the top Ukrainian prosecutor would offer help with the bidens text messages between partners and Robert hide a Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut suggests the hide was offering surveillance or worse of your bondage they're willing to help if we you would like a price hide texted yes you can do anything in the Ukraine with money harness and hide have denied anything nefarious was carried out but Ukraine announced an investigation into the possible surveillance of you wanna **** and FBI agents visited heights home and business as part of their investigation in the end harness insists that everything he did was under Giuliani's instruction and for the president's political gain that was the most important thing is for him to stay on for another four years and keep the fight going I mean there's no other reason for doing it Thursday the White House was stung by a new government report Caitlyn Collins reports the government accountability office is saying the trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year new revelations are complicating with the White House had hoped would be an easy Senate trial which is a very quickly it's a hoax a non partisan federal watchdog agency has determined the trump administration broke the law when it withheld military aid to Ukraine according to the government accountability office blocking that military assistance violated a law that limits the president's ability to withhold money already approved by Congress and faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those conger Chris has enacted into law the White House defended the move by saying the nearly four hundred million dollars in aid was eventually released I'm.
"government accountability office" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Twenty five minutes away after you win Rando cold if he were you Texas yeah that's it I know you're waiting for more instructions but you get the word sex in the one thousand Bucks what really it's that he's I'm telling you it is the world is a G. A. O. we're learning we're learning a we're learning about our government lot of people going to civics class when they learn about what the what what is going on with this why is she just as Roberts here what what is going on here what white why is he why is he swearing people in the G. A. O. is the United States government accountability office well that sounds fantastic either they're super super busy or they're just completely asleep at the wheel but let's be honest we don't really hold our elected officials accountable Hey unless it's the left talking about Donald J. trump and when you've been by accountable I mean we'll just make stuff up so the United States government accountability office has made headlines by saying that the White House violated the law I heard that right violated the law by withholding funds that were approved by Congress for wait for it that Ukraine so right in the middle of this impeachment thing the government accountability office is poked its head out because I I'm sorry have you heard from in the past three years anyone anyone no you have it right in the middle of a great deal of peach went with Ukraine by the way the White House broke the law just so you know Chuck Schumer's mince no words with it the G. A. O. opinion especially makes clear the documents we requested in our letter to leader McConnell are even more needed now than when we requested it last month oh okay because president trump simply put broke the law that's not what the GAO said okay Sir but the there's there's more than just don't trouble if you want to say Buck stops here fine the GAO the government accountability office has said that Donald Trump broke the law no weird okay I Republicans brace Ford is going to be do present forty six now Mike pence get ready then they're gonna go after him we're getting this all done before November so Nancy Pelosi can be the forty seven present United States now you know how serious this is right I made you cringe a little bit but the government accountability office means squat but when they say it like the government accountability of says spoken plainly Donald J. trump broke the law they think you won't find out what that means they think that those that don't know what it means won't go it's kind of a nothing burger MSNBC CNN not even covered it they don't yeah that's yeah that's people are gonna look into that now there's one major reason why I don't listen to certain talk stations I hate hearing people talk over each other I can't stand it thank you just a bit it's terrible to me but I was listening to I was watching a show actual fox news last night this is Kennedy have you seen this show yeah the the Kennedy from MTV that one got on show for people completely talking over each other but I was listening in and realism that we're listen to this piece twice because there's two conversations going got so gonna we're gonna start with the G. A. O. portion in a very good point as to why the left is it freaking out about the G. A. L. it's only mentioned by Chuck Schumer that's a good twenty one for one thing on the GI I don't think so the GAO said the GAO said that the law and so the GAO has called presidents before breaking the law it just in the past I didn't get any of the any press back when president Obama did it they shouldn't get any press right now the GAO has as much authority as as I do look exactly this is that's all this is is it does absolutely nothing to do with it this is not going to be the third article of impeachment it's gonna be none of that it's not gonna it's it's it's not a thing but that that's I hate hearing people talk over there was two conversations going on and I think she said hookers and her husband did I know who she's talking about stress that one more time for one thing on the GAO I don't.
"government accountability office" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"That Iran was behind the attack Iran denies involvement and warned it will retaliate against any military action I profile Democratic Party donor is in jail this morning LA police arrested at Buck after a man overdosed at his home in west Hollywood two others have died there of dis CBS's Nikki Batista we do know Buck is charged with a felony count of providing methamphetamine to a thirty seven year old man who then overdosed prosecutors called Bach a violent dangerous sexual predator who mainly preys on man made vulnerable by addiction and homelessness before he winds up his campaign fundraising trip to California president trump is expected to revoke the state's authority to set its own car emissions standards the move has been expected for some time now it's about to take place the administration will revoke California's right to set tougher emission standards than those of the federal government California's have this right since nineteen seventy when the clean air act was passed officials here have been critical of the expected move California's democratic governor Gavin Newsom calls it part of a political vendetta Steve Futterman CBS news Los Angeles there are concerning findings about pregnant women and air pollution. live to CBS's Vicki Barker Belgian researchers say they've been able to detect such particles in the placenta of pregnant women that correspond to their local air pollution levels doctor you also dusky of the university of Pittsburgh notes there's no evidence the particles actually reached the developing fetus but there are some particles knew the placenta would even further alarm us that we should do more research to understand the potential for environmental influences on pregnancy earlier research had already linked air pollution to premature birth and low birth weight to Deborah a psychology degree might be helpful for airline customer service agents a report from the government accountability office shows that for ten percent of them verbal threats turn into physical assaults in the past year agents blame alcohol and frustration over airline fees and long lines S. and P. futures down five this is CBS news. CBS this morning join Tom and this morning we. have you been in the situation I have where you're dealing with a real estate agent pushing their own agenda assuming they know what you want without even asking well if you want something completely different color friend Dan beer of the beer home team at E. X. P. realty he believes you should have options when you meet with the beer home team to give you the option of a cash offer or you can sell as is and move out at your convenience with no commissions and no closing costs or how about the full market blitz that can enhance the net profit to you but it'll.
"government accountability office" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"We will continue to assess essays performance identify vulnerabilities and areas for improvement and make recommendations that enable t._s._a. to become more efficient and effective and safeguarding our transportation system mr chairman this concludes my testimony i'm happy to answer any questions you or other members of the committee may have thank you very much showman cummings recommend jordan distinguished members of the committee thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss how t._s._a. identifies resolves and prevents vulnerabilities within our security operations i appreciate the oversight and support you and your staff's provide t._s._a. as well as the constructive and productive relationships t._s._a. has with the inspector general and the government accountability office i am very proud of the sixty three thousand dedicated men and women that i work alongside t._s._a. they serve the public with integrity respect and commitment like this committee these seem colleagues next to me the entire t._s._a. team we share the same goal securing our transportation systems against the current threats that we face when i appear before this committee in september of last year i expressed how important is for t._s._a. to be an agile organization one that can quickly adapt to changing threats but also one that learns from the stakes and avoid repeating them overall t._s._a. is undertaking significant efforts to address the i g gio recommendations as quickly as possible we've already submitted to jay over quest for closure of four of the nine recommendations included in december twenty eighteen audit report on covert testing and we have a chief closure on the vast majority of security related recommendations the has issued since two thousand fourteen as for the remainder i am committed to getting them closed as soon as possible the audits in recent years vulnerabilities pertaining to screener performance equipment and procedures we have progressed interesting those recommendations by investing in enhanced.
"government accountability office" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Boxing, Day kwanza. The New Year's and then tax time and all that does. And speaking of money. With all the questions of where's the money going here there who Russia Russia? Russia investigation from Bob Muller nonstop. Peter Schweitzer joined us recently to talk about some of the things that are still a big problem that people ought to pay attention. We did. It just is what it is a lot of things that get very scary. Not just during the Halloween season. But. Can can be frightening for the future at Peter Schweitzer. Who's not frightening at all, by the way, he reveals frightening things, but he's the president of the government accountability office our institute, he's also written books like Clinton cash secret empires, and so forth. And he's in addition to spare time he's cranking out movies and the new movie just in time for Halloween and beyond is the creepy line. Now Peter are there like Halloween worthy machete attacks? And he's one of those movie is is Jamie Lee Curtis in their shrieking. What's going on? Well, I wish we had those. Unfortunately, we don't we have some that's actually scarier because it's real and the real the team of the creepy line is how Facebook and Google on the nip the manipulating the information we could access to they're trying to manipulate our values are moods, and they're quite open about and so the creepy line. The title comes from Eric Schmidt, the longtime CEO of Google was once asked, you know, how do you draw ethical lines as to how far you will go to try to influence people? Are you gonna implant implants things into people's heads? Kind of laughed and said, well, we like to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it. Of course, you never define what the creepy line was. But then he added we're not making plant anything in your heads. At least for now. What that's where the title the title of. This was he smiling to be fair. A lot of times these things get said, we certainly see there with Trump. Sometimes you look at a statement on paper and go what was that? Then you hear it or you see a video and you see a smile, although on the other hand there are times when everybody's smiling. And they're doing exactly what they're joking. They'll never do or suggested they would never do. They have the technology developed. Yeah. Yeah. They've been quite open actually insane. That look they are moving to the point where they they believe that they will be able to do in a sense merge man and machine. This is called the singularity. And what they essentially believe is they will have a Google product to where you don't have to type in anything. You don't have to say that the machine will actually an -ticipant what you want based on reading your brain scans. So I mean, this is straight out of science fiction. And of course, the problem is they don't define where this creepy line is, and they are doing all sorts of things that are very creepy. That are designed to manipulate people's emotions we look at the twenty sixteen election, and how by one estimate by a scholar who actually was a Hillary Clinton supporter that Google probably steered at least three and a half million votes in the direction of Hillary Clinton by manipulating the algorithm in her favor. What's really interesting because now you have Google Facebook. And they're all out there saying you're just trying to be fair. We don't have any fake news. But certainly they've been advocates as you suggest and that's not the only couple of stories on there for for a political result. The quest. Question is always well who determines what's fair. What's fake? What's to biased? I'm all for free speech is I know you are this also people in Washington to go into a crazy. Well, another start censoring certain things that's not where you wanna go. This. This has consequences right now. That's exactly right, Mark. And sort of whole fake news thing is is really kind of misdirection. I mean, just here's the thing about fake. News fake news is competitive, you can put up your fake news story that Hillary Clinton was the best thing ever. I can put up a fake news story that say she's awful and terrible. And everybody can see it and everybody can kind of Duke. It out fake news is not new we've had it for a long time. We had yellow journalism one hundred years ago fake news is not the problem. The problem. We're talking about with Google and Facebook us that we don't know what we don't know. In other words, they are actually suppressing information. This was very clear on the twenty sixteen election. Their academic studies that support supported they were suppressing negatives snooze stories about Hillary Clinton running up to the election, and they were pushing negative stories to Donald Trump, and what they wanna say is that the. Rhythm the formula that determines what stories you see just sort of this objective measure of information out there, which is total hogwash. And that's one of the things we addressed in the film. So this is a problem. Much more serious than fake news, which we can kind of debate and save this. That's a good article. That's a bad article. This is actually hiding in suppressing what we see. And we don't even know what is being hidden from Peter Schweitzer with us the government to count ability institute, president authored books like the best selling Clinton cash and in his spare time cranking out important movies. Like, his newest film the creepy line. That is screening in San Diego this week on November first, and again, the film focuses on Google and Facebook's ability to manipulate and censor users and search results as well as manipulated elections while they're saying, no, we're not doing that. There's no way we're doing. That's.
"government accountability office" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Odds with other that don't make sense that contributing to disease in economic burden. And for the first time that I know of, there's maybe going to be an inquiry into what those policies do, what the impact is and how they might be changed to improve our overall care. Coordination of our government's food policies? Yeah, there's, there's again changes to come in. There's a new working group in the US house called the food is medicine working group and its co chaired by Jim McGovern from Massachusetts all evening from Maine and Roger, Marshall and Lynn Jenkins from Kansas. It's bipartisan working group that again has the title food is medicine. Right? It's all about laughed at for saying that. Yeah, it's it's incredible. Right? And it's all about exp- acidic policies like medically tailored meals or fruit and vegetable prescriptions that congress can pass to recognize importance of food. And then Tim, Ryan, as you mentioned in Rosa delauro from Ohio in Connecticut, respectively, have always been champions of kind of public health and good eating and and congressman Ryan also mindfulness and meditation, and they recently sent a letter to the government accountability office just released. I think June seventh, the government accountability office is kind of. Government watchdog, which not only can look for fraud and abuse, but can do deep dives to see whereas where things going right, and where things need fixing and the letter they sent to the government accountability office instructing them to review the all the policies the government has around nutrition is incredible. Incredible. It was amazing to me. Is that the breadth depth of the connections that were being made that I'd never seen before a piece of paper? Yeah, not not from not from the house of congress has asked the government accountability office to review all of the policies and procedures. The federal government has across all of its agencies and understand how the government could influence nutrition to make diabetes and heart disease, and stroke and cancers less common, what challenges there are, who should they coordinate with what's working, what's not working end to give clear recommendations refraction. So it's pretty amazing. The governments. Checking itself to say, what are we doing? Right, and what are we doing wrong? And it'll take, you know, a couple years for all of that to to be finished. But that's just in time for a new election on new administration and and that those reports will be incredibly powerful. And you know, it's, it's amazing. You know, people think they can make a difference and you and I just sat with congressman Tim, Ryan said here, this is a problem. Can you help us and out of that, you know, coffee. We had together something great might happen. Yeah, I think that, you know, it's, it's, it's, I don't remember the exact quote. There's a wonderful quotes about, you know, a small number of, you know, ever doubt the Bill was small number people that change the world..
"government accountability office" Discussed on Le Show
"From southern california this is the show and now let his gentlemen news of inspectors general general commands please not an inspector said no stoop season inspect too oh yeah the defense department office that oversees the f thirty five program that's just the most expensive weapon system in the history of the human race that office was criticized by government watchdog for its plans to delay fixing critical deficiencies on this new fighter jet until after a decision to start full rate production this made that won't come before october of next year the f thirty five had nine hundred sixty six open deficiencies as of january of this year according to the government accountability office that's congress's version of the inspector general of these at least one hundred eighty will not be resolved before full rate production under the pentagon's current plans according to the report the production decision would commit the us to building seventy seven or more of a lockheed martin aircraft per year over the next twelve years up from seventy this year you see why lockheed by so much advertising on them news programs output would peak at one hundred five aircraft in twenty twenty three at an annual cost of thirteen point four billion day at that rate for six years that makes it imperative for the pentagon to fix the deficiencies before a decision about production is made cording to the report productions of course the most profitable phase for lockheed you think the troubled four hundred six point five billion dollar project i said four hundred six point five billion an started building it yet.
"government accountability office" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"A matter of protecting american families from harmful products and making sure that we are fully mobilized the stock these rip off artists from under cutting the american brand that's really their objective under cut the american brand so getting this right to reflect the realities of the modern economy is in my view what this hearing is all about ms chairman as usual i look forward to working with you were thank center i would like to extend both of us would like to extend a form welcome to a warm welcome to each of our four witnesses today when it thank you all for coming first we will hear from this kimberly gene awfulness director for international trade issues in the international affairs and trade team that the government accountability office this gene up lewis has received a number of awards including the meritorious service award a client service a word an assistant controller generals a word and several results through teamwork awards she is also a certain certified government financial manager missed in office earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics master in the master's degree in public analysis in administration from the state university of new york and begging them the second witness our panel is miss the brendan smith executive assistant caught a commissioner office of trade us custom customs and border protection miss smith has overseen her office since two thousand fourteen and has been with see the cpp uh since 1994 prior to joining customs miss smith worked at the department of the treasury in on capitol hill she was honored in two thousand seventeen with a distinguish executive presidential rank award the highest award and civil service the smith holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from rutgers university in is also a graduate of the customs leadership institute and the federal executive of institute next to speak will be mr jim joe husky the director for the office of import surveillance of the us consumer product safety commission mr juhasz case started his career at cpsc in july two thousand with the agency's office of compliance anfield operations at that time he focused primarily on enforcement of regulations regarding fireworks and cigarette lighters jim later joined import surveillance in two thousand eight than served as deputy director prior.
"government accountability office" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"So all of our oversight on bonuses that's without seen most of the federal bonuses w they only disclosed one out of every three bonus dollars they didn't disclose the biggest bucket which is this performance bonus of one point one million and you'll find this very interesting jim the uh the the government accountability office in 2016 they took a look at how the federal workforce rates themselves for bonus and pay an incredibly ninety nine point six percent of the federal workers are rated fully satisfactory in terms of their job performance would you root for those who work bags so so um uh federal workers uh for for salary and bonus purposes they are rated every single year right and the government accountability office took a look at how their rated and they've found that in on the 2016 report that ninety nine point six percent of all federal workers were rated fully successful in their position now that is impossible run of course of the say the things are somewhat rigged we're coming up on a break here that doesn't move but that we will come back and explore more of that year a lot of this is quite clearly rigged and it has to be tackled and it will be painful but it will be very necessary back with more in a moment looking for the best meat in town then meet your neighborhood century which are big centuries we department a cut above the rest all our beef is one hundred percent usda choice being douala freshness conform right here in the us of it other supermarkets canceling their my surgery we can do any kind of special education world if you don't see it just as we'll make it happen.
"government accountability office" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Right so the the government accountability office every year puts out a list of high risk agencies places where they think there is a great risk of them basically not being able to do their mission and there's pretty notable relationship between agencies that are more heavily dependent on contractors and agencies that show up on that high risk less one of the agencies it's always on that list is cms centre for medicaid and medicare services which is responsible for something like a quarter of the federal budget and has and and his tiny employee there is responsible for almost two hundred million dollars in federal spending every year some ridiculous number um and when if you look at something like the social security administration there's the backlog for appeals can be a year or two years now you wait to have a an appeal resolved that's for disabilities right um and you might ah as you say there's no there's no way to understand why y republicans are conservatives would want that outcome other than to then justify the case of well we better just privatize the whole thing 'cause obviously it's failing we it's failing because you're strangling it uh and we should also add i mean you can also measure this in terms of of efficacy um you i mean you note that the the sentence from medical medicaid services employ six thousand employees in fourteen thousand contractors um that the quality of the contractors work is not necessarily better uh and in many instances we see it's worse particularly when you talking about like security lapses technical a technological lapses i mean seems to me i it's it's true you get the best of both worlds from from a sort of a grover norquist's a world view because you're spending these dollars on a corporate america and then you're blaming the government for the failures of these institutions when when there's a huge data leak or something.
"government accountability office" Discussed on Here & Now
"It's the government accountability office and they normally keep other federal agencies accountable and monitor for fraud and abuse by auditing those agencies but this time they did a sting operation in which they created an entire fake law enforcement agency with a fate website at a fake physical address that trace back to an empty lot um and they applied for a one point two million dollars worth of military gear from the department of defense and within less than a week there dot at this fate agency got that equipment what kind of equipment were they able to get so a lot of what they got was not guns and weapons it was nightvision goggles it was laser sites to put on the top of a rifles things like that but they also got simulated rifles and simulative pipebombs which you can make a functional with commercially available products and so it was a wide range of things it was over one hundred items i believe what prompted this sting so essentially uh there's been this at ten thirty three dearer giveaway program that the department of defense has operated for several decades in which they give their excess military dear to local law enforcement agencies but under the obama administration and an executive order was issued calling for some of the most of the serious weaponry to be banned from growing to local police and then some other uh equipment to be what they called controlled which meant subject to greater oversight and also subject to greater training protocols for any of the police agencies that would want to apply for it.