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Episode 92: Keep Calm and Correspond with Karen Travers

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Episode 92: Keep Calm and Correspond with Karen Travers

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I'm I'm I apologize if I sound a little out of it today but we just got back last night and got up very early because young. Henry has not adapted to the time change when you can't tell a baby like hey now. You're back in California yeah. He's like what I don't know and you know now that I'm I'm back. I'm really gonNA try and throw myself into this home. Organization thing throw yourself. How well you know I made that Google doc. Oh I will never forget that. I share you what yet but again. I'm going to say read only well. I mean I. I didn't want you messing around with it. I wouldn't have dared but it did. Oh I can I can see because he would have format it so nicely. Make a copy view only dog. I didn't try but I just can how act that I mean listeners. It is beautiful. It's got check boxes like it looks like I said in a previous episode out of a magazine. Oh like Dory real simple. Show thank you kate. actually a couple listeners have asked to see the checklist. I will link to it in the show notes view. Only that's fair. Let's be honest so everyone can can see see what we're dealing with here. Because there's a lot there is a lot. You're going to rely on that checklist. You'RE GONNA lean on to guy out YEP YEP YEP and yeah we'll see I mean as I mentioned on on when I first discussed this. I feel like the daily tasks. I've kind of gotten down it's the bigger bigger problems that are still a problem yeah so. I've been working with my daughter's really get them on board with some of the daily tasks. Has I going. It's they. Are you know I will say they. Are there sometimes just champs. That's awesome. I sat my oldest was having a sleepover and I was like a one condition is that your room has to be cleaned for the sleepover because it was like packed to the Gilles an emmy couldn't walk and we sat together and we talked about like we went through everything what can keep what can we get rid of. Let's make a home for are these things. Let's put all your small figurines and stones and this but I mean we just really went through books. We put her clothes away. It felt good and the cool thing is afterwards. She felt very proud. Oh that's cool and Haroon stayed tight now. It's been a week but it has stayed organized enough. I don't expect my kid could be professional organizers but or do want to instill in them some sense of lake taking care of your space. Yeah respecting your things because you know honestly whenever I try to teach them that stuff. I'm just trying to reteach myself that totally. You know what I'm saying I do so they've been you know. They've been real troopers. That's it's great yeah. They set the table. Do how a lot well. I WanNa talk about your skin. Do you know how many listeners have dammed or emailed to make the very possible correlation between the Chin Zits that I've been complaining about for a month and the Agostino US batter rich cream that I've been putting on my face for the past month but didn't when you say they started before you got the the it's began before I got the cream right but new ones have emerged. You'll see this big one right here. There's there's another one next to it. I shall say I am starting my period okay so I do think that probably has something to do with it and I also pick them so they don't. Yell L. 'cause they're just so deliciously addictive yeah again it so. I don't know if there is a connection between the cream and the sits on my I chin listen. If you suggested to me you are not alone. There are many of you who have reached out and I appreciate it one person. I hate to say it but is is it. The boozy creamed the love our listeners I mean so you know lies detected there. Oh ooh it is apprecia- cranny Bucci cream and you have been putting it on your put on my face for a month and I have stopped this week. I lasted lasted a month. Okay and is the jar supposed to only last you a month. I believe so morning noon morning and night application. Do you have any left well. I can't tell because it's not a see-through can figure out how much I have left. I just have to keep pumping it out. I'm happy to hand it over to you. If you WANNA give it in a world I didn't dislike it. Yeah it. It fell. I got the rich if you're if you're in the market for Agostino Stina spader cream. I went with the rich Bader. I'll never get it right. I have such a thing with words. Why can't I ever learn them. Think Baba Okay Lab. Ah By my August Bader rich cream there we go I liked it. multiple people had said they went with the rich cream over the regular names so I did that. Maybe that was a mistake. It was very thick and heavy. I liked liked the application but had on you know. I wonder if this was not the best season to try the rich credo. I know it was summer. Maybe maybe I'll revisit it in January. Yeah you know we also live in a warm climate here around so this might not be might overkill it possibly but I do you love year round pouring oil onto my face right so and it's very dry here it is it is right dry so again it just did not. I didn't didn't I didn't have the experience of after a month like looking in the mirror and being like wow I am visibly plumper and my finer lines are reduced and really what it did was get me thinking and my thought is products are nice and they feel great and if you have something going on with your skin they could could quite help but I also think like more or less. It's all doing the same thing that's kind of where he landed. I it's fluffed me. More jaded in Terrell Valley Wild 'cause I love pudding now granted. Did I go to target yesterday yesterday and by the travel size grayson tonic line to try that out I did you did you did that. I'm still onboard but it was just kind of like they don't know there's no magic in a bottle That's just where I've landed. Now is thus the podcast and forever thirty five was goodbye. We we solved it. We did we like to say I just know it. Just kind of left me feeling like what's the if this works are. If somebody great like I've had friends who've been like this is the most magical thing I've ever put on my face well so I I do think that that raises in all seriousness I do that raises a good good point which is that there is no one size fits all solution exactly an in skin individual yes and also like so are emotional and psychological needs. It's totally and I think you have pretty uncomplicated skin. That is a great so it stands to reason that a lot of products would quote unquote work for you. I mean I shall say I have fine lines and nothing I've ever put on my face is ever reduced them which I'm also working on Kinda like okay yeah total. You know totally. That is my face yeah but it did just you know I tend to be the kind of person who like if a price tag is higher on something I immediately feel like it's better that is like a just a thing in my brain that has been that way my whole life you know like if I'm in a store I will by advil as opposed to the storebrand Ibuprofen which I have trained myself out of but you know like that just kind of I'm very susceptible to branding winging lane. I'm not proud of that. It's but it is it is the truth yeah so if someone's like here's this really fancy cream. I'm like this is the best so it's been a real journey. All that being said Dory I still really love Vintner's daughter face oil which is expensive which is just as expensive. Yes face scrap YEP YEP so have I learned anything so in conclusion back to my expensive face oil today which I really love and I I. I just felt like it just felt good putting it back on. I don't know so you just disproved your point. Yes in the podcast goes aw thank God. I also also wanted to report that I got my mammogram results back and they came back normal so that's great. I got my yearly skin. Checklist dermatologist all checked out a lot of people ask me about this because I posted a picture on her instagram. and I highly recommend getting your skin checked once a year. Yes you do that. I have been bad about it. I went recent. I went when I was pregnant. Actually because I saw a mole that hadn't seen before that turned out to actually not be a mole but I was like Oh boy if I get skin cancer while pregnant that will not not be a good look so scurried into dermatologist out ends Russ. They ended up having to buy up see something else but it was fine. I a lot of people were like what is this so interesting. I think just because I'm fair. My Dad has had skin skin cancer that I've just always I've. I've always known I should be doing a yearly. Check in at some point in my life. I have done a yearly check and now I'm kind of trying to get back into the habit of it. Yes if anyone is curious. It's just a yearly doctor's appointment with a dermatologist they will check your whole body for your freckles rickles and moles and any other things going on your skin and then one thing that listeners pointed out or on her instagram. Is that like the doctor will also check your eyes for anything. Unusual will a dentist will check the inside of your mouth. 'cause there can be growth in there you need to check under your fingernails and then also you should check like your genitals your vulva yeah and the OB can do that and and so I but you know my my dermatologist check my butt cheeks but I have my Volda check by my ob but anyway get a check in between your toes. They check it out. GotTa Take Your Scalp everywhere that you know melanoma can pop up anywhere totally so that that was just a nice self-care thing a health self care thing that I did that. I I'm glad to hear that well. You know it's some people do is. They schedule all of their yearly stuff around their birthday day. Oh that's interesting like because it's like a a reminder an annual reminder so that's something that feeling. Oh Yeah I should do that in like I don't do because is there are a lot of yearly checkups like dentist skin. Now mammogram pass mirror-like. There's there's a whole plus your general physician yeah. There's a lot of stuff stuff. You gotta eye doctor. I went to the doctor while you were gone. took care of my health while you were Jeez. What didn't you do okay. You have written on here. Also I got a bang and I thought you were. GonNa walk in here with a whole fringe change that you had neglected to tell me about for me. I got a bang like it's just a little bit of a layer in the front but for for me it is all. It feels like I have we did. You also get your haircut. I was con- Oh I gotta cut. I got my yearly color guys she. She's she's a different person. I really went for it with highlights. Alley got cut it. Did it all Dory I get well. You know we weren't recording the podcast some free to look. I get it. I mean the next time you go on vacation. Wait till you see what I look like you. Come back. Come completely. They already planning it. No Yeah just got it done because I I I do ball. Yasha my hair but I'm very low maintenance so I do it like once a year so I had to do for our listener to might not know kinks football. It's basically painted on highlights so they don't start your route. They kind of paint all over. That's a I'm clearly not a hair stylist so I cannot fully explain it. Oh my God stories babyish near us of sorry I will stare at him matter so yes I did my hair as well and I did get some face framing layers interest for me qualifies. Abang your hair. Peres up right now so I can't really see the full effect but as soon as we finish I'll take a chance I will ask him very. I have not washed it in a few days. I have been wondering if if I should get bangs again because of my hair falling out. So where is it still. You're still experiencing the fallout. Yes the little fallout yes and what do you think bangs would say improve upon but how would they make you feel. I feel like they would kind of cover up. My hairline. which I feel is is thinning and I don't how it looks I say why not on the other hand bangs? I you know as you know I've had bangs. I have had banks a lot aw yeah and they are a pain in the ass. I will see I really like you songs bang. Oh why thank you. It's a good look on you. Thank thank you I you know it's a new look for me now often times after having a child or after going through any any huge life thing oftentimes oftentimes gravitate toward a haircut to kind of make us feel better but do something yeah. There's some kind of magic of cutting cutting off your hair. Yes will solve everything. Are you worried that you might be making a rash. Maybe I mean I got my haircut. At the very end of the period. I still had a lot of hair as I described on podcasts and now that I'm losing my hair. I'm like we'll do. I just wait until it stops absolutely I do. I don't know maybe it's like the clothes like you. Just buy the clothes that fit you. You don't wait for your old clothes to fit. You should never I I think in general this whole idea like going back to the before that back somehow is such a part of childbirth for women unlike like this narrative that we experience like it's not real yeah like this whole like wall fit back into my old jeans and I'll be this. No time is moving forward. Totally you know and I think it's so oh unfair. This weird societal thing of like well. You'll language. Get your body back back back in pre baby gene. Yes I just all that. Stuff is such bullshit yeah yeah. I mean pre he so you know. I don't think you have to wait anything out. Whatever feels good to you right right now. Yeah you know maybe cut them. The thing I have come made peace with us at hair will grow back yeah and if you get bangs. I mean one thing I've been thinking about for. The first time in years is color. Wow I was not expecting you to say that yeah. Have you ever colored your hair. Yes I used to call her my hair and get highlights all the time. Oh no way no way what would you do because you've got such quote cool black hair. I don't know like I used to dye. My Hair Red Cow. My Gosh Auburn Ready in college. Yeah you could get some cools you like over the years. My hair has gotten darker. It's very it's. I don't know if it's full black but very Dr Yeah. That's great yes so maybe some lowlights just some Mike Movement as they say dimension. Yes I mean at whatever you know if it if it's within your means yeah I'm thinking about it not thinking about it. I who I would love you with some red. Well thank I could be fine. It could be fun could be like a little judge now. Would you ever get like a Parisian Bob a thick bang. I used to have that haircut. I'll get back into it. I had that that is like my classic haircut that I had from the time. I was like two years old till I twenty. I basically I'll show you picture. I support it. I mean look I. I did basically get a Pixie cut. After my second child was born I will not be doing. I would not recommend drastic heritage. Yes that was a shock to the system yeah. I've never had super short hair like that. I've never had a Pixie cut. I'm not confident enough to pull it off. I wasn't now but red highlights. I mean I don't know do is throwing it out there. Dory were recording this right before Rosh Hashanah. Yes sir the Jewish New Year. Yes and you will be celebrating this year. I will and that's part of your self care yeah. I've been wanting it to become a part of myself care. I mean early on in the podcast. I feel like one of your intentions was to research synagogue. Yes and I found one. I've I've been there once that I like that. I yeah and I'M GONNA take Henry. They're having a children's service and Rosanna. I'm going to take him to the children's service and then a friend friend and I are going to go to their Yankee. Poor Service poor is the day of atonement for anyone who doesn't know we atone for everything that happened in the previous year we get it all done in one one fell swoop. I'm also not going too fast this year. You're supposed to fast from sundown to sundown to sundown to sundown but I'm nursing. I'M NOT GONNA fast. I actually haven't fastened longtime. Although now that I don't drink coffee. Fasting would probably be easier. You can't drink coffee now. ooh and is there a certain meal that you eat on the sundown when you break the fast yes. It's called the break. Fast like breakfast sounds good but it's at night and people often make breakfast foods so cool yeah but probably won't be able to go because not we'll be working anyway but yeah. I'm excited. I really liked the Jewish new year like I like the symbolism of it. I also like the timing of it. The it's such a great timing yeah like like the New Year should start in the fall. Yes I agree with that. January January I mean what were we thinking so I I like September as a kind of time for taking stock and thinking about the past year and what we WANNA do for the next year and kind of who we want to be the and and yeah I had a baby this year. You Huddle Watt this hover lot so it's a very meaningful holiday I think is there any any kind of intentions or goals. You're sitting out for yourself as you head into this New Year. I think I will think about some intentions. Actions haven't really thought about them yet but I would like to kind of think about that so yeah. We'll happy new year to you you and thank you all our listeners yeah and if you are also celebrating happy. New Year to you yeah great well. Should we take a little break because we should because when we come back or talking to Karen Travers. ABC News correspondent ABC news this correspondent NBD and listener of forever thirty five. I mean she really look the first time she tweeted about this podcast. It was like wow what what yeah I personally follow covers. Politics listens. Oh Yeah we should say White House. Correspondent does correspond air travelers and actually did the interview with us us while in the White House yeah. I'm you're like wait. Are you in the White House right now and she's like. Oh Yeah they're office in the White House you know but Karen is so cool has done a ton so impressive and has and has recently really incorporated herself in her life so she was really fun to talk to stay tuned. Stay tuned. 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Monthly options start at sixteen ninety five a month including shipping to get your first month free free go to Kiwi Co dot com slash forever thirty five again visit Kiwi Co dot com slash forever thirty five to get your first month free. Our guest today is Karen Travers Karen. Were so pumped. You're on forever thirty five. Thank thank you so much for having me. My Book Club is going to be very excited because now book club as talk about the latest episode of forever thirty five podcast cubs so this is great great and one of my dear friends at ABC has been just like Keeney emily about me doing so. Thank you guys great. Oh my gosh well. Hello Book Love. Hello Mani we would love to introduce. He's our listeners to you. I'm going to read your bio. Karen Travers is a Washington based correspondent for ABC News. A native of Blue Bell Pennsylvania Karen graduated in two thousand with a degree in American government from Georgetown and she earned a masters degree in liberal studies from Georgetown in two thousand and three go hoyas. I believe that right it is she was a campaign and bet on the Bush Cheney two thousand and four campaign and has reported on the trail forever forever election cycle since then she was a producer reporter for the second Bush term and both terms of President Obama she is currently based at the White House covering all aspects of the trump administration including policy staff shakeups the ongoing Russia probe and traveling with the president in the US and overseas and is a fellow this fall semester at Georgetown University University Institute of Politics. Her work can be seen across the two hundred. ABC News affiliate stations and her radio reports can be heard on one thousand six hundred fifty radio stations stations and multiple digital distributors and Karen lives in Washington DC with her husband John Anderson and their three children including a set of twins yes yes there are a handful wow. Do you sleep Karen I do. I don't sleep along again. Pink my goal would be to lights out by ten fifteen ten thirty and then the alarm goes off just before five but it had a couple snooze before jumping got a bad. I work at early shift which is nice with having three kids. I can I get in by six. Am but that means I'm home for dinner which is Great. I actually wanted to ask if if you could walk us through typical day with with the understanding that there is no typical day but kind of what is your. What is your day from the time you wake up the time you go to bed so I wake up in the first thing of course is to look at my phone and I'm very lucky white? ABC's such a twenty four hour news operation so we're night I get up there. They're already emails in my inbox helping me get ready for the next couple of hours. We have producers on our White House team. Who Work overnight because things are happening. Overseas in most of the president likes to stay up later than me and he's tweeting often late at night so getting around six and start checking making sure fully read in all of the developing stories and and start filing for radio. I do radio from about seven. Am Til ten am live so we call them to. As where you're talking to stations across the country anchors the jump into their sound board and they asked you questions were part of their morning drive while that's happening filing radio writing scripts for our digital nope back home. ABC News live which also running out to the White House northline to tape in between all of the radio hits and then of course during all of that that's when the president starts tweets in the morning usually right before seven throughout the rest of the day then it's combination of Theresa Live Hits for Digital Platforms and then writing a script for television that goes out to the ABC stations for their five o'clock shows that really zeroes in on one key issue at the White House each day wow and then sorry and then once once you get home. What time do you get home and then what happens. That's the Nice thing with working. The earlier shifts I can read somewhere in the you know four five thirty range the inch is what I tried to get out of here and some days I'll go straight home. I'm an Uber when kids are getting home from school but I try to exercise. This is like that's brought to my big. South cares trying to get out if you're by four thirty running doing a little bit of exercise Bar classes and then heading in home and it's so nice to have that forty five minutes to an hour where I put my phone down that said there were like signs in our office of if I don't answer my phone between four thirty and five thirty call call the studio because I'd probably means I'm in class and you have to reach me and it's happened before they pulled me out of class to reduce them things or have some breaking news but I find that at the the end of the day is just so much and to have a little bit of a mental break. That's actually where I listen to you guys download episode and try and walk for thirty minutes to take the a long way to the metro or take the long way home and catch a bus just have a little bit of Non Politics Don trump time wow what an honor to get to be the thirty minutes yeah and then Don trump China then when you get home your kids. Do you have to pick up your kids kids like I'm just just kind of wondering how this all. How does this all work. It's like a Jenga game. That's you know always on the verge of barred. Yeah we have been so fortunate so my I went back to work in the spring of fifteen or sixteen after an on maternity leave with the twins and we hired a full time nanny who lived in her neighborhood. I was lucky that she could stay late. Come in early. We needed her to a suit. She was there to pick up our eldest at school she was with the younger twins and type at things running on time unfortunately now the twins are in preschool here in DC so we parted ways with their nanny. She has another full time job but we have a part time babysitter. Nanny who does does the school pickup which is great just to give us a little bit of flexibility in the afternoons but you know the question I always get when I even avengers with colleagues younger colleagues Alex especially how do this. I'm not doing this by myself. I'm doing this because I have an amazing nanny doing this because my parents live two hours away in Philadelphia Philadelphia and contrived down on a moment's notice if we need to and we have to do that all the time when I'm traveling husbands traveling. You know our nanny joke the stories. He has of working for us during the first years the trump administration the night that the president fired Jim Komi. I was at a playground with her and the kids I probably just left work met her were all hanging out in every phone starts ringing texting emails and everything and just basically it was like I gotta go and I ran to. We're back to the White House ten minutes later. I hope she was staying late for US tonight because I didn't really check but she with seamlessly and it was fine but I think it's it's so important to talk about the behind the scenes people the what working mothers and working women do but they're only do that because of credible support tort system. That's behind the scenes. They get enough credit yeah. I think that's a really good point. I mean I just I you know I have a now almost five month old and it it it does become so complicated juggling a lot of stuff and I my job is and much less than yours. That's why I'm asking you can't nothing can be left up to chance. How do you find moments of calm because I imagine working in breaking news. There really is no downtime you mentioned unlike you can be at a playground and you get summoned to the White House instantaneously. That's really you know. The almost feels like it might be hard to ever fully relaxed because there's always the chance that something huge could be happening in. You're going to be needed at a moment's notice and that's just professionally so what have you. What have you implemented to kind of help? You help you take care of yourself. I think you have to get to a point where you feel confident or job in in your status in your job to say I'm going to be offline for a bit but call me. If you need to know if my phone rings that's fine but I don't Wanna be staring at my email all day on the weekend because chances are nothing's going to happen for a couple of hours is wasted time of meat picking up the phone looking at it nothing new happen. Oh just a couple well if tweet Servino alerts about something that I don't need to worry about that especially if I'm off and you've reported from the campaign trail which is kind of notoriously notoriously grueling I mean your job is notoriously grueling but the campaign fell seems like another level grueling. How did you keep your sanity while you were. Do We map. It feels like a thousand years ago and I talked to our campaign. Affairs embeds the reporters that are out on the trail now for us. It's a younger person's game the one eight four twenty five when I was doing it and you do it once and you don't WanNa. Do it again because it's so you want to stay in politics but you don't want to be out everyday every day like that for life change. You put your life on hold. Some people pack up their apartments because you're not gonna be there potentially and back then that that was deem as it was before twitter. It will have four iphones. I had a blackberry but the amount that we were asked to do in one second an infant. It's just nothing compared to what legal out there right now are doing is just so much pressure to always defiling always be the first person to get something on social social media. I honestly don't know how they do it. They're not sleeping a lot but you can also look at it as like a finite amount of time. Only one candidates GONNA go all the way to at the end so you have a couple of months. Take as much out of this as you can and then you catch up on your sleep after your drops them yeah must be exhilarating to who I mean. It must be really fun exciting rush it is it's it's so exciting. I mean we all say like we're getting paid to travel the country tree and to talk to people and hear amazing stories and learn from people are impacted by the policy ever great to get out of Washington. You're covering things from the White House or the Capitol Hill Angle of things and it's it's well gee EXC process. It's a fight it's partisan but then you go out and you're doing a healthcare story from the road and you're realizing this real and this is critical for some people. It's always a great reminder that when you get out of the beltway as they like to say other traveling abroad to and just he how people the United States how they view institution of the White House in the presidency. There's nothing like travelling calling it a motorcade in a foreign country and seeing people with American flags lined up on the side of the road waving and they're waving at us and they don't realize reporters in the van but it's still really exciting back. You probably know like a political. Reporting itself is also a notoriously cutthroat industry. The and I'm wondering how you navigated this think what people might not realize it's cutthroat and WanNa be I wanna have a better scope than you're calling the other networks or news outlets but it's so collaborative at the same time our team covering the White House I sitting ooh six inches away from two colleagues producer and a correspondent. We cram four of us every day into something that's barely the size of a walk in closet and the walls. Those are very thin so you hear what everybody in the other booths are saying our competitors and we also do have to work together because their way the. White House structure works this is when the president has those moments in the Oval Office. We all can't go in just not big enough so we rotate days. ABC's Day and CBS THAN IT CNN and we share roll that video so you do end up having some collaboration on the broader coverage of things but it is it is very competitive especially in this era where on a given day we're covering ten different storylines. You can pick up a little no get your that might advance something. and you know we're always trying to you. Get something that somebody else doesn't have but I think also do it right. Do it well and get it right. 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Book Dot Com slash forever thirty five and we've got a lot of questions about how to best support friends and family who are going through a rough time and what words of best things the people did for you while you're twins were in the queue and after and I guess also like what do you wish people had done. The food was fantastic because it just enabled us to not think about something major. Every day we had our daughter was two and a half she was in daycare. I actually went back to work while the kids were in the hospital because it sort some point point there all day. It was just really stressful. It was exhausting disappear cared for a loved one who sick there's nothing I could do. They were in enhance the doctors and incredible nurses so after four weeks I went back to work for about seven seven and a half weeks and I reworked from about six. AM to three go to the hospital from about three to seven and then we'd come home and have food and it was so nice that we didn't have to worry about that. It was the thing that we can say pop it in the oven. This was is great but I think so much about that. Time was just the text or email that said you don't have to respond a you. Don't have to you now. Check in at any point. I'm just letting them thinking about you and I loved sitting there in the hospital in which is getting to know from a high school friend or somebody from York work. ABC that I hadn't talked to in ages but just to say I'm thinking of you and no expectation that I had to get into a big back and forth with them is takes things. We just make you smile. Yeah we have to transition one of my favorites self care practices of all time which is watching Shits Creek because you have recently discovered but I would argue is the greatest show ever made ever of all time apologize to the Sopranos and I would love to know. Did you discover Shits Creek because of this podcast yes. I will pat you on the back to it sounded like Alexa there myself after watching the episodes Ammash but like I've got a rain back when I get to work but yes you talked about it. I didn't know what the show was out. Have I missed this. It was already I think season four at that point and I can't believe by Mrs Major Pop culture moment and we are obsessed with it. It's like the most delightful twenty two minutes. I compare it to what Brooklyn nine nine was as for us. I'm a veteran of so much we've bins whilst that when the twins were in the hospital. I save ever met Andy Sandberg. I would like leap and hug him and tell him what a huge span being. He was for our family to just make us happy days. Were like they were really tough but we could just walk for twenty. Two minutes were going through a tough time linked out right now but I find that the end of a really are we tough day twenty. Two minutes of David is just like all I need to make. Everything seemed fine so entertaining. I love that it's become part of your self care. Keira feels like my job here is done and I also like twenty minutes. TV that's good. We'll take it and my husband can do it with me. He loves it. My six year old daughter Wake said which is okay for some episodes not for all we have to have a screen and pick and choose but she gets such a kick out of the costumes but more whereas wearing she's so great. How do you know I wonder when you do have a really hard day. How do are you able to let the things slide off your back. Do you have any rituals or practices that you have to help you recover from a particularly challenging either professional personal experience variance. I think the kids are still helpful for that. There's nothing is humbling as three and a half year olds who don't care what you do and don't care you know how stressful day hey was or what the president said to you when you asked him a tough question you go home and you can have a chat with them and all they want to talk about. Is the fire drill school that day. It's like we'll talk about that for two hours hours just a nice perspective because I would think like L. A. It's a you know a one industry town. It can be very consuming. Politics is a very consuming assuming things so you go out with friends. Politics comes up at the sidelines of soccer game. People are talking about their jobs. It's been helpful to try and step away away from that and have something else going on in and I it's the kids being able to take a nice walk and Rock Creek Park for a couple of hours on the weekend and keep the phone in the backpack doc and not look at it but again like I said before it's like it's all always looming there. You always know that the phone is probably blowing up in the backpack but I think just forcing myself to eat a bug stay off twitter and I have a glass of wine do as someone who has to appear on TV often. Do you do your own makeup and hair and if so do you have products that are your ride or die products so this this is a great question e- luckily have hair and makeup that we can go to but that's out our bureau which is a couple blocks away from the White House so I can't get there in the morning I could if I decide wake up at four thirty instead of five and pop by the bureau on the way to the White House. Also your any travel campaign White House any breaking news. You have to know how to do it on the road so we all have gotten pretty good at doing our own makeup. I I like lower mercy. That's the products I've used for. Many years have very sensitive skin so I have to be so careful trying anything new especially in the middle of a workweek. I had a very unfortunate incident several years ago with the new powder and race they like exploded in wealth. Thank God it was a Friday because I wouldn't have been able to work the next day because my face was so red but they Sephora uh-huh and took it back no problem. I showed them a photo of me today before and they were horrifies. We'll take it back. It's fine but sticking to the same products has been. I think so so really like Laura Mercier for my own now that I'm over forty eat much more focused on under I conceal her than I was a couple years ago and I love the bare minerals but on a not seems to work well but tell me if you this is so weird but I am a redhead and luckily for me. I haven't had any grey hairs. Yes great because that's going to be really expensive. I have to start dealing with that problem. The grey eyebrows coming in and I don't do something about it. Looks like I have like whites blond eyebrows and it's very strange so there's was a great NYNEX super cheap Auburn Eyebrow Pencil Sony redheads listening. This is like my go-to about makes. It look like I'm human yeah. It's a very strange thing is like better there than on your head so we can figure this out. That is a hot tip that degree the Knicks Knicks again. We talk answering Nick. No what did you say you said. Nymex I've never again. I've never met the founders of the company to how they they come up a lot. I do really affordable. Great products constantly big fans big fans. I I also like that. the cashback the target line of brushes. Nola my Sir from there which is Great. There's like a Nice Foundation buffing foundation brush that just goes on so nicely because with HD TV like you can't just take on makeup for out to very carefully and specifically because you will see every little consumer consumer line that you're trying to make careful netflix early well what about hair. I cut my hair myself. I have very curly hair and I do it straight for work so I'll dry it a wash it the night before I can't do too much heat so wash the night before about it air dry overnight and then quickly you applaud dry in the morning at the White House came into the White House press area around six thirty. Does your blow dryers from different network curses at the rest the day and then I'll use a flat iron. I try to not do it every couple of days because he is so much. I don't wash my hair every day but a use of long curly hair are but was told to not wear that way on TV again. That's changed you can do it now but at that comment is always stuck in my head from my twelve or thirteen years ago go and it was a man who said it's distracting and she couldn't hear anything. I said because struck by my hair well Herron. We're so so thrilled to have you on and we're so grateful that your listeners well so thank you so much for the survey. No it's lovely. I decided like I hit hit forty and I like things that are demographically targeted to me like shows that are out people my age and then I discovered your podcast because a friend recommended it and I was like this is in adding to my demographic things that bring me joy. We're can are Lazaros find you to follow you on social media and on TV show twitter Karen Darren at Karen Travers. I like getting Nice tweets no criticism of curly hair please and a Pajama stories there every day awesome well Karen. Thank you again so much for taking time out of your very busy day. Are you at the White House right now. I am thanks again Karen. Thank you so much. This is so much okay bye bye. Karen said she gets to work at six. Am Damn joke same reaction. I did of just like wow I'm tired. Just imagine yes yeah yes yeah and in and the challenges you know. I think it's very meaningful for us. When we speak to people in careers very different from our yes because you do realize just how intense and extraordinary the work people do is. I did like what she was saying about caregivers though that like we often don't acknowledge their role yes and she was like I couldn't do this without paid help yeah. I think that's very especially especially in the system we've kind of been set up and where there is not a lot of time afforded to write in parents yeah exactly so okay. Kate How did your carried over intention go well. It went okay because again. You were gone for four days. So I had talked. I should leave even more often. My home would be a man yeah I got through a lot of it and and again and I cleaned my daughter's room with my daughter which was like really good because her mother was making me crazy but also kind of like meaningful yeah so no is it my house perfect notes still a mass but got some of the real like torture spots. Yeah are resolved great and that feels great good so I'm GonNa try to keep at it of of course like some new piles or blooming okay growing all right but I feel cautiously optimistic. Good cautiously optimistic. What about this week. I mean this is a very straightforward one. I have to stop picking these pimples on my like I must I mean I am a pimple popper so I have. I don't have strong advice not even popping. It's that like these two over here of scabbed and then it just keeps scraping the SCAB. I mean I know this visceral role not pleasant to listen to but you know when you just start picking up little ticks. Yes I do right now like my whole. Chin areas just a a hic. That's really frustrating to have the the little pimple stickers patching yes the the patch. I think we're one yesterday and I actually think that is the most effective thing that is what I found. Yes because whether or not they actually quote unquote work at least for me they get me to stop picking and that I think is helpful. Yes I'm going to reapply put them on because they do also prevent and I can also still just just like touch them but the stick is on top exactly germy hands aren't getting older yeah so there we go just trying to heal. Some of these okay zits. I got on my favorite you know but I also I embraced them with love good. Yes they're part of as they have embraced you they have they loved me back. Duri you last week or trying to pack ahead of time for for your trip to Boston. Yes I made a very extensive checklist. You succeeded and I succeeded with the help I should say of Henry's nanny Holly Holly who is a godsend but she helped me gather all the stuff together and yes kate raising my hand because I want to ask you were so successful at packing. What is unpacking like for you so when we got home last night I unpacked Henry Suitcase. I just felt felt like there was some stuff in his suitcase that he uses every night like his hairbrush. You take such good care of this child child. I don't know if I ever brushed children's. Well you know he had cradle cap for very long time and brushing their hair. Slash Scalp helps without essentially like a dry peeling scalp yeah and now I've just continued doing it because he looks cute when you brushes little hairs but there's like a bunch of stuff in his suitcase that Oh we need this for tonight or tomorrow morning I might as well just unpack and then once I got started. I was like here we go but my suitcases still on my bed half unpacked due to unpack quickly though so hopefully I will do that tonight. I'm impressed. Thanks when we get to a the hotel. I always unpack like right away I do too. It's the packing the the unpacking at home. Yeah I hear that takes a week. I mean Matt usually never unpacked. S- so you're leaving again you know keep it on the and this week I really WanNa go through my closet and only leave in the stuff that fits and put the rest in storage. You have storage space well. I think I can fit it. I think I can get another under bed storage box and put a lot of stuff in there. There's a little tip I picked up my mother and baby class and I think it would really help because right now when I'm trying to decide what that's where I look at my closet and I just get sort of like overwhelmed and sad like all that doesn't look good. I don't like how that fits that I can't even button that you know Oh and so it just feels like depressing and so just having almost like a capsule yeah I'm just having those clothes available to me. I think will help me mentally. Did you successfully do the like ten cap ten by ten time I ah I did it definitely did it once and I think I started it another time and didn't finish it dare. I say we've venture. Oh Oh interesting try that again because I've been tempted as well. I mean I've basically been doing it yeah so I wonder if it would just not what it might be kind of fun with. I don't I think I'm ready for that right now because I'm so because I've been wearing so many outfits over and over and over again that it just feels it. I don't think it would feel good almost feel like oppressively yeah exactly but that is fair at some point. I might try it. I've Yeah I've thought about doing it and I've never I have a hard time with the shoe part of it but if I could just do ten well some people say you can exclude might have to yeah yeah look Irene so this week. You're going to put things in storage yep leave. What's in your closet. That's that fits. I can't wait to see what happened there. You might also find something is a possible that like you haven't worn in a while that that that actually fit yeah yeah totally shop your closet yep well here. We are and of the show back here again. 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"From NPR WBZ BOSTON. I'm Jane Clayson, and this is on point after a four day virtual convention former Vice President Joe Biden. Officially accepts the Democratic Party's presidential nomination with this promise. If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst. I'll be an ally of the light. Not the, darkness former White House advisor Steve Bannon arrested yesterday for fraud in an alleged border wall scheme. Here's president trump by didn't like that project I thought that was a project that was being done for. showboating reasons I don't know that he was in George I didn't know any of the other people either. But it's. It's sad. It's very said meanwhile in California, tens of thousands forced to flee their homes as forest fires rage. Here's governor. Gavin newsom hundreds of fires throughout the state of California because of this extraordinary weather that we're experiencing and all of these lightning strikes. It's our weaken the news and we have a great panel to guide us through it. All Laura Baron Lopez national political reporter from Politico joins US Laura. Welcome. Back to one point. Thanks for having me Elizabeth Landers DC correspondent for vice. Thank you for being here Elizabeth. Thank you having me as well and Karen Travers White House correspondent for ABC News Karen Great to have you on Jane Glad to be here. So let's begin with former vice president Joe Biden accepting the Democratic presidential nomination last night Biden stressed the message of unity among all Americans regardless of party. He said that message would continue to resonate. If he was elected, I'll work hard for those who didn't support me as hard for them as I did for those who did vote for me. That's the job of a president. To Represent All of us. Not just, our. Base. Our, party. This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American moment. Liz Landers What did this speech tell us about this candidate Well. I think to me the part that you just played release stood out the part that Joe Biden wants to be a president for the American people I. Think that's something that we don't hear as much from President trump trump. He talks about his base, his supporters them versus us, and I think that a Biden really came out and said yesterday that he wants to be President for Republicans, for independence and for Democrats, and that's something that we saw throughout this Democratic convention process there was a huge emphasis on unity not just within the Democratic Party. But across the country bringing former Republicans into the fold for the Democrats something else. I thought that really stood out to me in Biden's speech yesterday was the contrast that he drew between how he says he would handle the coronavirus pandemic and the president's there was a lot of focus on the corona virus throughout this convention in I. think that that is probably the right strategy for Democrats right now is this continues to be the top issue for Americans across the country. Laura Below Lopez degree, and what struck you about Joe Biden and this convention. Yes I agree with Liz points I also other things that stood out to me in that speech were the way he talks about racism, which is something that we haven't heard much from presidential candidates or people in his position before really explicitly talk about it in a convention speech we saw that repeatedly over the course, the convention where Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris named George Floyd and Taylor people killed by police. and. One of the quotes that stood out to me and Biden speech last night was when he said he asked, will we be the generation that finally wipes out the stain of racism? He's repeatedly spoken about Charlottesville and that unite the right rally with white nationalist as the primary reason that he jumped into the campaign. But last night his appeal to the country on this specific issue was striking and it also hit with his other Other comments talking about trying to be an ally of the light, not the darkness. So I, expect that in the in the remaining months that he is going to continue talking about this here is Senator Kamala. Harris accepting the formal nomination for the vice presidency in her speech she also called out the nation's structural racism this virus. It has no is. And yet, it knows exactly how we see each other. And how we treat each other. And let's be clear. there. Is, no vaccine for racism. Karen Travers in a summer marked by protests over racism a real strong theme in Comma Harris's remarks and broadly speaking what did you hear? I think it was a broad theme this week coming up over many different speakers are Joe Biden talk about this last night about his moment meeting, George fluids daughter, and how powerful that was I don't think it was a an explicit policy proposal of how we can fix this I think Camilla. Harris. Joe Biden last night. Many of the other speakers were really speaking in broad brushstrokes. About this moment that the country is facing and how Joe Biden the person not Joe Biden, the policymaker can lead this nation can fix this i. think some of the things I was struck by with Biden speech last night with how much he emphasized character. He said characters on the ballot compassion is on the ballot decency is on the ballot and any referred to this as a battle for. The soul of this nation, it wasn't a battle about policy proposals and I think that's where you get into that a push for a change for structural racism Joe Biden saying last night you know we can choose a path to become angrier less hopeful, more divided or a different path. He is saying that he and La-. Harris will take this nation in a different direction she said explicit. Contrast to what he says the president has done over the last three and a half years well, and the President Barack Limited to this clip President Barack Obama condemning his successor Donald Trump It was a scathing rebuke Obama warned that trump is on the cusp of destroying democracy itself. Here's President Obama for close to four years. Now, here's shown no interest in putting in the work. No interest in finding common ground. No interest in using the awesome power of his office help anyone but himself and his friends. No interest in treating the presidency is anything but one more reality show that he can use. To get the attention he craves. Donald Trump hasn't grown into the job. because. He can't. And the consequences of that failure are severe. From the White House president trump was tweeting his rage in all caps in real time as President Obama spoke Liz. This was a speech unlike any other delivered by a former president. Absolutely and we've seen President Obama over the last few months come into the public. I'm more with public criticism of president trump. We've heard for the past few years that he would say privately to his friends that he was really disappointed and concerned about how donald trump is taking the country. This was very explicit and clear and I think that some of this to for President Obama is is very personal We've had hints again of birtherism conspiracy theories this past week when there were people in the trump administration speculating about commonly harasses ability to serve in the administration that's personal for someone like Obama I also think that with the affordable care act being his signature. Piece of legislation and the trump administration trying to dismantle that for the last few years. That Obama really came forward and said that if any of the progress that we've seen in the last few years is is something that you like re electing president trump is is not going to get us there and his wife Michelle Obama especially at the sized. Democrats into the American public her belief that if president trump is reelected that it's going to get even worse than. What she says we already seen. Laura in many ways donald trump built his political career by using Barack Obama's sort of a bogeyman if you will and Obama Heretofore has kept mostly quiet, but he departed from that post-presidential protocol in a very big way. That's right. There's there's. No doubt that this speech this week was significant and a departure from what press past presidents would have done during a convention speech that being said Obama during the two thousand, eighteen cycle did start to explicitly call out president trump on the campaign trail and he also back then talked about. Democracy being at stake so he has. Pushed against trump when. We've been approaching election cycles, and of course, after twenty eighteen, that was when the house flip to Democrats in stumped for a lot Democrats out on the trail. So from this point forward, Obama will definitely be one of the leading Democrats to watch in how how much he's out there how much he can be out there given the virtual situation that Democrats are in since they aren't physically campaigning and if I could just add to one point, Karen made earlier about that. The Democrats decision to talk more about character and to talk about racism Rather than explicitly issuing policies, there's been critiques actually from Black Lives Matter activists this week who are also part of that big tent party and they do they are frustrated with the lack of. Conversation around very specific policy this week during the convention. Well there seemed to be a lot of Republicans participating in the Democratic convention. This week here is former governor and Republican presidential candidate John Casick. In an address on Monday night I'm a lifelong Republican but that attachment hold second place to my responsibility to my country. That's why I've chosen to appear at this convention. In normal times something like this would probably never happen. But these are not normal times. Karen. Travers about thirty seconds here but from John Casick to Colin Powell to John McCain there even death. What did you make of these moderate Republicans crossing over in apparent support of Joe Biden? Yeah. This is a very deliberate effort by the DNC in the Biden campaign to say it is okay to come over to our side that you may be gave Donald Trump, a chance in two, thousand sixteen. But now his presidency is not a hypothetical. It's a real thing and it's not working. So you can join us this time around essentially trying to say you know he's not the far left candidate. He's somebody that Republicans can actually be okay with and vote for him in. November. We are talking about the weaken the news with Karen Travers of News Laura, Baron, Lopez, politico, and Elizabeth Landers from Vice News up next Steve Bannon, arrested for fraud, and the long awaited new Senate intelligence report about Russian interference in the two thousand, sixteen election. I'm Jane Clayson. This is on point much more to come. We'll be right back. This, is on point I'm Jane Clayson. We're talking about the weaken the news this hour and I'm here with a great panel Elizabeth Landers DC correspondent for Vice Laura Baron Lopez national political reporter at politico, an ABC News White House correspondent Karen Travers. We'll delegates at the democratic. National Convention cast their votes this week to nominate. Joe Biden in short videos from their home states it was a virtual trip across the US fifty-seven states and territories they started in Alabama at the site of the Edmund Pettus Bridge where the John Lewis let an infamous civil rights march for voting rights in one, thousand, nine, sixty, five. Those who walked this path before? US showed us the way forward. If, we want to honor John Lewis is incredible life. Let's restore the voting rights act and ensure that our democracy belongs to all Americans. Alabama casts eight votes for Bernie Sanders. And the great state of Alabama cash fifty, two votes for our next president of these united. States Joe Biden. Well, the roll call was interesting because it took you across the country into the territories to see Americans really across the spectrum I wanna play this clip to begin our segment here Of course, a political convention is all about generating excitement and convincing people to vote Michelle Obama Ma made a forceful case about why that is important. Here she is closing the keynote speech on the first night of this week's convention. We have got to grab are comfortable shoes put on our masks pack Brown bag dinner maybe breakfast too because we got to be willing to stand in line all night if we have to. So Liz Lands Michelle Obama making it very clear. She doesn't like politics but boy from the necklace, the vote necklace she has all in in a big way this week. She was huge and we've seen There's so many polls that show that Michelle Obama is such a popular figure in American lives. So it makes sense that the that the Democratic National Convention would showcase her such a big way and she really used that platform I think that a lot of people have made the observation that because this convention was virtual a lot of the. Pomp and circumstance was eliminated. But that also sort of heightened the gravity and and made people really sit down and watch the TV screen and listen to what the message was, and as you said, even from her vote necklace from what she was wearing to what she was saying she was making herself extremely clear that she thinks that Donald Trump is a dangerous man is A. Dangerous. President is not reflecting the values of America and then spoke to the character as Karen and Laura were saying earlier the character of Joe Biden and she knows him she knows him personally. So she was able to speak to that as well in a speech that I think was well received and was quite powerful and with all the controversy about mail in voting and president trump's. Attacks on what was striking to me is to hear from Michelle Obama and others over and over that, you don't just have to vote. You have to have a plan to vote Laura Lots of convention speakers giving a number for people to text the Biden Campaign to help with with your ballot and what are the deadlines and all of that, which was very interesting Laura to me. His Democrats weren't just saying. Go vote as we heard in the past they were saying there are going to be obstacles and they were acknowledged gene past elections where there have has been voter suppression, which disproportionately impacts people of color particularly black people and at their if they are going to be obstacles. Bring snacks. I think Michelle Obama said something to that effect to bring you know comfortable shoes because you may be standing in line for a long time. If you don't cast your vote by mail, and if you do plan to vote by mail last night at the. During the last night of the convention, some other speakers also said make sure that you cast that mail ballot early don't wait until the last minute given the delays that seem to be affecting almost every state across the country in terms of the US Postal. Service. So they weren't just saying vote. They were saying that voters need to be prepared for the many obstacles they face due to the pandemic and also due to potential voter suppression. In the Democratic Party platform there seemed to be a little something for everyone combating the climate crisis creating a twenty-first-century immigration system, a world class education for everyone Karen Travers. What did you make of this sort of grab bag approach? If you will I, think they're trying to appeal to the various groups in the Democratic Party. This was a primary fight where Joe Biden was not a candidate for Progressive Supporters Progressive Voters and I think they had to acknowledge. the one the needs of that group of the Democratic Party. So you certainly saw Joe Biden last night talking about climate change right at the top of his speech saying it's one of the key crises facing this nation right now, putting it up there with the fight for racial justice, the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis I thought that was interesting that he had that in his talk four you had Bernie Sanders giving remarks this week you had. Various rivals of Joe Biden's I think they were trying to show this front of unity that there are a lot of questions about during the primaries season I, mean remember a couple months ago. We were talking about the potential for a contested convention that all went away very quickly. So it is notable how much more united Democratic Party was trying to present itself as of course, there's still some issues there were progressives who were not happy with enough focus on climate issues they wanted to. Hear more on that they wanted to hear more from the speakers that they were pushing for. Alexandria. Cossio Cortez had a very very brief role. The other night people wanted to hear more from her but I think again as we've all kind of said this over the last few minutes that this was all about. Joe. Biden. This was all about defeating Donald Trump and I think that they were trying to keep the focus on that instead of any potential fissures within the Democratic Party Well Democratic pollster, Peter Hart said something very interesting. This week he said Biden is well known but not known well that from a democratic pollster. So a real challenge he was suggesting for Biden to make the pitch for himself. You know he's laid out an ambitious suite of plans, but it's not entirely clear how many voters know exactly what those aren't is. Yes, and that was that we learned more about Joe Biden throughout the week I think introducing the American public to his personal story is powerful. He has come. He's overcome a huge You know number of losses in his life starting with the loss of his wife and daughter years and years ago to the most recent loss of his son Beau, but there. Were things in throughout you know sprinkled throughout the DNC programming that talked about his achievements when he was in the Senate and signature pieces of legislation at one of those is Vala the violence against Women Act that has now stalled in Congress I. think that is a piece of legislation. That item is very proud of to help women who are domestic abuse. Survivors, another thing was the assault weapons ban which has also lapsed now. So those were to sort of specific things that I think the American. Public learned about by they might not know in addition to all of the personal things. It's always on a personal touch to have your granddaughters taking there and to have sort of those cute montage videos I do think that. What that democratic pollster said is correct I think people learned things about Biden that they know I certainly did as well. While the Democratic Party platform in some places is is even less progressive than Joe Biden's position on on some issues like climate change for example, Joe Biden set benchmarks that are years ahead of those in this current DNC document but on issues like health care, you know there's there's less movement Karen. How did you see that platform in conjunction with the issues? There's this this election cycle I have to say, I, think that the platform ended up being a much more on the back burner than it might. Have Been in previous convention cycles and I, think that's because the Democrats and the Biden campaign looking at this election as a choice between continuing four more years of president trump or going in a new direction and that new direction is of course policy related but it's personal and I think we saw that in a President Obama's speech the other night saying that Joe Biden has the character and experienced to make this a better country. He said he made me a better president that's the emphasis on the personal side. And the empathy side of Joe Biden and I think we saw him say that so much last night and that was his case against Donald Trump. We heard many people making it four Joe Biden over the course of the week but to hear him say that. This is essentially about a direction for the country. Makes that case there again I think the Democrats are recognizing this moment that yes I do WanNa hear Litany of policy, Proposals Joe Biden though has been in politics for decades. You kind of understand his policy perspective. I think people are looking for the change right now from the climate of the trump presidency to something else and we heard Joe Biden say that last night that he would bring in something that is more hopeful and less divided. Well. The Democratic convention in the books Republicans have their turn next week their convention of course begins next week. So stay tuned for that. Let's move now to a federal indictment against president trump's former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon Bannon and three business associates were charged essentially with a fraudulent shell game stealing from a private enterprise set up to raise money for. Donald Trump's border wall investigators from Donald Trump's own justice department say bannon skimmed a million dollars for his personal use on this Bannon is accused Laura essentially defrauding the voter base that he and president trump built Laura. That's right. Jane BANNON'S Indictment is also a part of a pattern within the trump administration, which is a. Either close advisers, people who used to work at the White House people who have a direct ear to trump Potentially trump's children as well profiting off of the administration or their ties to the administration, and it's also striking in in this is that. Some video surfaced yesterday I believe CNN was the one who found it but. Don Donald Trump junior being involved with the organization that Bennett had propped up the organization was called. We build the wall at a two thousand eighteen event at twenty nineteen event and Donald Trump junior's. Spokespeople tried to say he was only involved one event that was it. That was the extent of it but this shows a connection between people who used to be in the White House children of the president. Pushing organizations that than stand to benefit from their ties to the White House here's president trump reacting yesterday to the arrest of Steve Bannon his longtime adviser he said he had disapproved of Bannon's crowdfunding campaign for the construction of the Border Wall I. Think it's surprising. But this was something as you know just by reading social media by reading whatever it is and by speaking to Mike and Mike, and all of them I didn't like that project I thought that was a project that was being done for showboating reasons I don't know that he was George I. Didn't know any of the other people either. But it's it said it's very said. President calling it a sad a White House correspondent Karen Travers. What do you make these charges here? You know and that's a pattern from the president right there to essentially say I. Don't know anything about these people I don't know anything about this project I have nothing to do with this. Now, the president had in the past signal that he didn't like this that he didn't think the idea of a private funding for a wall was a good thing that would interfere with the government work but. I think it's striking that Steve Bannon's federal indictment. Yesterday makes him the six person associated with the top tier of President Trump's two thousand sixteen campaign to face federal charges, and this is quite a list abandoned Roger Stone. Michael Flynn Rick Gates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen and in all of those cases, the president tried to distance himself from who those people were the role they played in his campaign and what they did it a hard argument to make, but the president has certainly tried to do that. While there was another important legal development this week yesterday a federal judge in New York said President Trump must turn over his tax returns to Manhattan prosecutor who was investigating the president's business conduct in his personal finances. Liz Landers This is a grand jury case this is with the same judge who adjudicated the original case You know what's the significance of this president? Trump has been fighting this for a long time. Yes I. think that's the the first thing to remind listeners of is president trump said on the campaign trail in twenty sixteen that he would release his tax returns and he never has and there have been. A number of excuses and reasons over the years reporters have asked him about this and it has gotten to the point where. It's now being litigated because there are a people especially in New York, you mentioned the Manhattan da Cy Vance who wants to see these tax returns because of hush money payments in the two thousand, sixteen campaign. So president trump has kind of set himself up for this when when you say you're GonNa release something and then you don't he is now facing all of these legal issues around it in what happened this week is this case has now made it to the Supreme Court and We've found out this judge in New York said that trump must turn over those tax returns so that the the Da Their Sivan's can continue to investigate this. Not The president doesn't get broad immunity. That's something that his lawyers have been arguing for years now that because he's the president of the United States he has special executive privilege in broad immunity from over his personal returns because all of this would be politicized in in the current environment and this this judge is saying that is not the case and you must turn these over. In President Trump Karen Travers said originally, this was of this was a fishing fishing expedition, right? And the judge yesterday made specific reference to that saying no, this is not How did you see this development? Yeah no surprise the president kept up with that. He has argued he has immunity against the subpoena. The Supreme Court has said he does not have immunity from state criminal investigations but the president when he was asked about this yesterday in the Oval Office on Thursday, he said we'll probably end up back at the Supreme Court is dismissing legal battle continuing to call it a political witch hunt and I think sometimes you see the President Fall back on lines like that when it's just something, he doesn't want to engage on whether it was Robert Muller's investigation whether it was any of the congressional Democrats investigations into a wide range of his business dealings or political dealings. The president just says fishing expedition which nothing there move on. So again, yesterday the president dismissing this saying his interpretation is doesn't have to do this and he wants to continue this legal fight. So it's likely to end up again in the Supreme Court but Liz Do we expect any revelations while say before the election? I don't think so and I might be wrong. But are they hearing this this case before the election? I don't think so I'm not sure I'm asking you I don't. Yeah I don't think they are. So I would be I, would be. I would not expect to see anything before November and there I would also point out that there have been a number of cases that the court has decided to hear after the November elections. Another one of those is in relation to the affordable care act the court very far away from politics before November. Elizabeth Landers News Laura Baron, Lopez politico, Karen Travers ABC news stick with us. We are discussing the week in the news and up next the coronavirus pandemic on college campuses and the Post Office under scrutiny on Capitol Hill today much more to come on Jane. Clayson this is on point we'll right back. This is on point I'm Jane Clayson on Monday the spotlight swivels to the opening night of the Republican National Convention. How does the presidential race look from your community? Did you vote for President Trump in two thousand sixteen? Will you vote for him again? Why or why? Not We'd love to hear your story at six, one, seven, three, five, three, zero, six, eight, three. Back, to our weaken the news roundup today, we've been discussing a busy week in the news with a fantastic panel ABC News White House correspondent, Karen, travers Laura Baron, Lopez, national political reporter at politico and Elizabeth Landers DC correspondent for vice while the controversy over the postal service delays and potential impact on the election continued this week as more than ninety house. Democrats called on the Postal Service Board of governors to immediately remove. Postmaster General Louis to joy president trump expressing anger that members of his own party or calling onto joy to testify before. Congress which is happening today Laura Baron. Lopez what is Mr Joy answering four on Capitol Hill? So joy his answering for the not only the delays, but also the decisions made to pull machines pool to. to pull the hostal machines that allow people to to either cast their ballot or just put their mail in boxes He's pulled a lot of these. Out of cities out of states and so Democrats are demanding answers as to why there are all these backlogs y There are boxes being taken out of circulation being taken out of cities and joy so far. Today appears to be saying that it's a false and unfair narrative and that he's trying to work in inefficient ineffective manner given the the cost of of what it takes to run the USPS There was also some changes, a nation kind of undetected nationwide rule change. It was made this summer by the US peas. Which I expect Democrats will ask him about is the hearing goes on throughout the day but the rule changes that postal workers are now unable to sign absentee ballots for voters, which in the past they've had the authority to do, and so that could impact rural voters in particular. At. Lewis to join the postmaster general today in the Senate hearings repeated claims that any changes he has made so far have only been made to make the postal service financially solvent Karen, where do we stand on backlogs and mail in ballots a lot of Americans in this moment. Rightly so little anxious about whether their ballots will be counted or received absolutely because you're seeing states across the nation expanding mail voting options because Americans are expressing concerns about going to the polls voting in person during the coronavirus pandemic and they wanNA have more options. So this is happening in states where Republicans Control Voting Secretaries of state and we've seen warnings then that it's almost every state plus the district of Columbia that could experienced some delays because of these changes that have been made to the US Postal Service. It's interesting when you look at how the president is talking about this earlier in the program, we talked about that big message from Democrats this week about having a plan for voting and not just go vote. But think about how you're going to do it. If we see any sort of message like that next week during the RNC from the president and his supporters, it's going to be vote in the way that we're going to tell you how to vote and for the president that's in person he's tweeted many times. If you can protest in person, you should vote in person and Jane he's taken significant issue with mail in voting despite the fact that he himself and his wife the. First Lady will be doing absentee voting. He says, there's a difference there. He doesn't think that stage should be sending ballots out to registered voters. He thinks it's fine though if you're requesting one for yourself because you can't go and vote in person. So we've talked to a lot of experts over the last couple of weeks because this is something that happens a lot on my beat because the president talks about this so much and and experts are warning yes there could be a slowdown with ballots because of the postal service delays, they're also saying that there's just no evidence that increasing voting by mail will lead to widespread fraud and Jane that something the president is hammering as a message. Well. Thank you all for that. Let me move now to the coronavirus pandemic because Corona virus is spreading across college campuses. seventeen states now have colleges with Kobe cases nationwide more than thousand cases reported on Campuses Michigan, State Notre, Dame University of North. Carolina announced they will cancel in person classes. This fall Liz landers. The fact that outbreaks on college campuses have happened the level in the speed of the past week I have to say is quite sobering. It is, but it's not surprising and I think I've seen some statements, a number of college presidents who've said that they figured that there would be clusters within their communities. That, they were surprised they happened so quickly. So I think these universities understood that if they were reopening their doors for in person learning that there would be some cases of corona virus but the speed with which those clusters have emerged is surprising and it's also a reading stories where a lot of students are quoted in these pieces. It's disheartening for these students as well, and there are measures that I have even been surprised to see that have been implemented I know at the University of Connecticut. There were students who were evicted from their dorm because they violated the rules on campus where they had too many people in a residential hall getting together and having a get together a party of some sort That's a pretty strict metre but. This virus is highly contagious and A university is the perfect place for to spread. So I think that these colleges are trying to get a grasp of this up before it gets even worse as you mentioned, some of these places have decided that they need to go online because there's no other way to safely have students on campus. Here's Kelly. Nash Junior at the University of Notre. Dame she told Chicago's wgn News that after spending five months at home, she is ready to return to campus life. We were expecting the school year to look a little bit different, but covid spread quicker than. We would have liked it to. Well a lot of people wondering are we asking too much of these students coming back to college and not having a a real college experience so a lot of campuses dealing with this issue right now and into the fall this week also broadly speaking twenty states, a report of decline in new corona virus cases. But the lagging indicator is the death count and eighteen states still reporting more deaths right now compared to a week ago Laura after the summer surge, the question is we heading right as we move into fall. Now that's a really good question Jane and I don't think many people have the answer. There are concerns will heading into the fall that the different elements could exacerbate the coronavirus, right, which is a colder weather, and so there could be more people indoors clustered together There's also flu season, and that means that a lot of health officials are urging people to make sure you get your flu shot because if you get the flu on top of potentially getting corona virus that's very lethal in deadliest. So There's a lot of education programs going on right now around that, I've spoken to help directors in Milwaukee that they're trying to amp up their outreach in terms of please go get your flu shot because trying to protect the populace is as they can in terms of the the danger for younger kids kids in college and kids even younger than that eighteen. And below I think a lot of the issues at colleges are also the same issues that superintendents and school boards are having with K. through twelve students, which is a lot of them have told me that the lack of a national plan in national guidance really hinders them. Everyone is scrambling for the resources that they can get to prepare children, and again, the disproportionate impact that we've seen on black and Latino and native American people adults in in their contraction of the virus hospitalizations. CDC report just came out recently that said that those same disparities are occurring among black and Latino Children Well Study published yesterday in the Journal of Pediatrics Says Children Up to the age of twenty two or much more likely to be quote silence spreaders than previously believed an infected kids had significantly higher levels of the virus than even adults who were hospitalized in the ICU. So a lot of schoolteachers in several states threatening to strike If they're forced to go back, it's a hard situation it's hard to know. What to do? The clock is ticking I wanna get to a bipartisan Republican led Senate report that was released this week that said President Trump's two thousand sixteen campaign chairman Paul Manafort posed a grave counterintelligence threat during the campaign. Here is Senator Mark Warner a Democrat from Virginia, serving on the Intelligence Committee speaking to NPR's Mary Louise Kelley. He said the one thousand page document offers warnings for this election. Very worried though that if foreign entity if Russia wanted to advertise on facebook, they can do so without disclosing who they are or are they born service a foreign government wanted to offer dirt on an opposing candidate to a presidential campaign. There's no obligation to tell the FBI as opposed to saying. Thank you. So I I worry that we're not as safe as we should be knowing that there are foreign governments that want to intervene. So the Senate Intelligence Committee worked for three and a half years on this. It's the only bipartisan examination of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election on there are warnings as. We look forward to the November election. Karen travers what's the difference in these findings from the special counsel's report that was passed released? Yeah. It didn't go further than what Robert Muller did in detailing some of the ties between the trump campaign and being receptive to Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election. This report declared that the campaign had repeated contacts with Russian exit described several different episodes in which president members of his campaign seemed eager keen to accept help from Russia important note though there was no alleged criminal conspiracy between the president and members of his team and Russia. But Paul Manafort the trump campaign. As, you say represented agreed counter intelligence threat according to the Senate Intelligence Committee and they looked at his ties with somebody that committee described as a Russian intelligence officer, Constantine Kalinic There was concerns that may be manafort was involved in the Russian effort to hack the emails from the Democrats during the twenty sixteen cycle. Of course, later published by wikileaks Jane I think it's interesting that this was such a big headline in Washington this week as you say three and a half years in the making for this report, and we didn't hear a lot about this at any point during the DNC we not just specifically this report but you kind of the issue of Russia and the trump campaign and corruption and Ukraine remember earlier this year that big story we were all covering of the impeachment. It's amazing to think that that's not even being mentioned now as part of Joe Biden the Democrats message against President trump that there's so many other crises that they can point you. But still this was a very significant report and it's a very big deal as they're still big concerns about election security disposal, endless landers, real quick here a lot of the present supporters say, okay. Here we go. Again you know more more witch hunt Why does this report matter? Well. The report matters for a number of reasons that Karen pointed out I would say, when as you mentioned the president's supporters talk about this, they always always emphasize the that there was no collusion found and that is the case there was no nothing drawn directly but there are a lot of details in here that raise eyebrows. There's a lot of in this report in the Senate report specifically on the Intelligence Committee says how difficult it was to get information out of the trump administration in out of the trump transition team, they use all kinds of ways to not. Give information over to the committee. So there's a real lack of transparency to. The way that this administration has responded to this which I think begs, the question of you know were they trying to hide things why weren't more people interviewed more forthcoming in the Mueller investigation as Karen said because there were many points in here. That were new points That were a revelation to all of us. I. Think. Well. Let's wrap up here. circle back to sort of where we. with the Democratic National? Convention. which wrapped up last night. Republicans get their turn next week Laura what what are you expecting to see? So, Republicans were taking a bit of notes as they were watching the the DNC convention this week we know that they're still making last minute changes all the way up until the end what I'm curious about is trump appears to want to have his own testimonials similar to the people that we heard from that either had interactions with Biden or gave reasons for why. They're going to vote for Biden and so one of the couples that we are going to hear from his actually the saint. Louis couple that brandish their guns at protesters it went viral and so I think it'll be a very different tone at the RNC one that likely pulls from what we've heard from trump in the last month, which is this Scare tactics essentially to tell particularly white suburbia that that if Biden wins than your way of life will be will be destroyed and it's something that we've heard repeatedly from him. Karen Travers in our last minute here some of the main speeches will take place at the White, house what are you expecting? The first lady will be in the Rose Garden the president will be on the South Lawn and Jane I. Think we can't forget that the president before all of this was a television producer and he is going to take a keen interest in what this production looks. Like and the Democrats set a high bar that was very complicated to pull together on short notice and to do it all remotely like that, and they had very few hiccups. The President says he wants to have more live elements to his convention next week it's a really tall order. We'd know the president has not been shy about publicly complaining after an event if he doesn't like how it looked or felt. So pay attention to what he's saying Monday and Tuesday, his reviews of his own convention and Liz, you get the last word on this What do you see ahead? While I, am interested to see how they fold in some of these. non-politicians into the mix I think that the Democrats did that. Well, this past week I had personal testimonies from people I no longer mentioned that couple from St Louis they're also going to invite people like Nick Sandman who Was the young man from Covington high school who I approached that native American man in front of the Lincoln memorial kind of became a a rate. I guess hero for cancel culture. They're also going to have an pollock whose daughter died in Parkland. So I'm interested to see how they fold in some of these. These other non political voices like the Nikki Haley is like Joni Ernst attempt. Scots who are going to speak into how those people see the Republican Party moving forward? Well, we shall see and we will be watching fast-moving our today lots of news to get to, and you all helped us understand it so nicely Liz landers DC correspondent provides thanks, Liz. Thank you, Laura Baron Lopez from politico. Thank you Laura. Thank you and Karen Travers correspondent at ABC News Karen Thank you thanks J.. Listeners thanks you. Thanks to you have a good weekend. I'm Jane Clayson. This is on point.

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ABC's Karen Travers Corey into the President Karen Travers ABC News the White House House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the White House letter saying President Trump will be held accountable here's ABC's for up his betrayal of our democracy and to insist that the president is above the law the two sides now gearing up for a long fight with Democrats warning the president any executive branch and lasting damage to the separation of powers the White House is raising concerns that House Republicans who are in the minority are unable to call witnesses as part of the growing twenty Democratic presidential primary President Vladimir Alinsky was asked about the request during a Q. and A. With reporters in Kiev ABC's. Tom Yomas was there. We sat down correspondent Jonathan Karl as we break down the facts and turn to Washington insiders with tough questions on the powerhouse politics podcasts how can the American people trust the president we says things over and over there's reports from the White House the White House is fighting back telling House Democrats in an eight page letter that it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry it's a defiant declaration of attempt to Stonewall we'll be used against him as evidence of obstruction in the liquid terra. ABC News Washington Ukraine's President spoke Thursday about the phone call with President trump at the lacouture in Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responding to the president saying he will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry calling the president's decision only the latest attempt war the letter from the White House counsel saying Democrats quote left the President No choice because the way the inquiry is being conducted quote would inflict lasting institutional harm on the ars hit Los Angeles and Simone biles makes history again sometimes I wonder how I do it people and events that made again listen to powerhouse politics new episodes every Wednesday on your smart speaker and your favorite podcast APP this week the impeachment inquiry into president trump's actions in Ukraine the dinner table with Mrs Alinsky and we're able to ask him some very direct questions now he said he does not feel like he was blackmailed by president trump on that phone call and he also said he average in New York coming up to associates of Rudy Giuliani are behind bars defends broke the law to gain political influence while avoiding we will not blackmail the United States because of that phone call but I asked him very directly. I said you're somebody who campaigned on corruption do you think that a president is correct to keep up I just don't think this is going to play out the way everybody thinks it's GonNa play out we're getting giancarl prediction look we need special music for this I'm ABC News Political Director Rick Klein join me along with ABC's chief White House didn't he says he will not judge the president but he would not answer the question I also asked him why his new prosecutor general who he said was one hundred percent his person when he spoke to president trump verging remark about potential rival Joe Biden he was only a good vice president because he understood how to Kiss Barack Alabama's president trump also repeating unsubstantiated claims at Biden's son unlawfully profited from deals and Ukraine up his attacks on President trump this week calling for the first time for impeachment trump will do anything to get reelected including violating the most basic forms first campaign event since Democrats formally launched the impeachment inquiry more from ABC's Andy Field the president campaigning before a packed Minneapolis arena making a new been trump was corrupt for asking you as many have criticized the president for for basically doing him a political favored by investigating Burris by the company that was connected to Hunter is now investigating that Ukrainian company he ruined and have an answer for me he says he wants to investigate all of corruption but he would not say he did that specifically for President Trump Biden stuff of democracy it's stunning and it's dangerous president trump responded during a reelection rally Thursday night in Minneapolis who was the president's accused of secretly and illegally funneling foreign money into American politics defendants broke the law to gain political influence while avoiding disclosure sad you know we are tied from any eruptions teams in you know and the president's Alinsky says he is not corrupt because he hasn't broken any laws when I pressed him do you think present now Andy Field ABC news hours before the president's rally federal authorities announced the arrests of two men accused of funneling foreign money into the president's reelection if he asks a foreign nation to investigate a political rival here's what he said I think that this is not grads because we was just and who is actually naked donations and where the money is coming from the NBA faces criticism for its response to pro democracy protests in Hong Kong the long held booming explosions heard through the night Turkish strikes and artillery fire aimed at the Kurds Turkish backed militias evolved Giuliani's efforts to investigate the dealings of Joe Biden's son in Ukraine moving through the corridors of power but the two men born in the former Soviet Union jail arrested by the FBI Dulles International Airport outside of Washington trying to lead the country they were about to board an international flight being a military operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces ABC News Foreign Correspondent Ian Panel is in northern Syria the Turkish assaults on northern Syria escalating mark mark from ABC News Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas they've been described as associates of the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani men allegedly deeply able to Capitol Hill on Friday for a deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry according to reports she told lawmakers that the State Department was pressured by President Trump to remove her from one way tickets some of the alleged illegal campaign contributions coming from Russia with more than three hundred thousand from the men going to a political action committee supporting President Records reports. ABC's Aaron Katersky the DC Circuit Court of Appeals said a house oversight committee subpoena for President Trump's tax returns is a valid exercise of legislative over our position as ambassador to Ukraine as Uganda which was testifying ambassador to the EU Gordon Sunland said he too will cooperate with congressional investigator they left after seeing people including children targeted in Turkish strikes jess why did the Americans flee a Oh precipitously who have fought shoulder to shoulder with our troops against Isis is morally wrong and could put American lives in danger site the appellate judges also said that every president during the last four decades has filed financial disclosures proving they neither prevent or disrupt the president's duties as president trump in foreign their way into Syrian villages Turkey saying the incursion will not stop until so called terrorists and neutralize but those suffering most of the people who all this home tens of thousands on the move desperately trying to escape we met in a jet Solomon and our family stranded by the side of the road trying to flee she echoed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer I believe we can stay in the Middle East indefinitely but abandoning the Kurds especially home Republican senator Lindsey Graham close trump ally called into Fox and friends Monday to denounce the move all I can say is the campaign is over I expect American offers both officials are sidestepping the State Department's effort to block their testimony also Friday a federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge from president trump about his financial and Katersky ABC News New York the trump administration also grappling with a growing humanitarian crisis involving to US allies Cherki invaded northeastern Syria this week legal team argued disputes between Congress and the president are recurring plot in our national story the decision said and the judge's added that is precisely what the framers intended you're of WHO's actually making the donations where the money was coming from live parnell originally from Ukraine and Eager Fruman born in Belarus are in Alexandria pickup truck their only way out we watched her and her family escape and with nowhere else to go they say they'll sleep in the deserts some Kurdish people blaming president trump not only scheming to US foreign money to influence U. S. elections they were also trying to get the former US ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of it fired from her post the Ziff with Kurtz at the rally the President defended the troop withdrawal we don't have any soldiers because we've left we won we laughed take victory United States tweeted his support for the protesters angering some of the NBA's partners and sponsors in China the NBA itself issued a statement distancing itself from those comments you have the choice of bringing in the military and defeating everybody again or you have the choice of financially doing some very strong things to Turkey so do they feel gave the Turks permission for the attack by ordering US troops out to the area the president's decision to pull US troops in the Turkey Syria border also generated criticism at they take it a little bit easy on really competition that is I don't think it's big fairly treated in many ways okay we have a very good relations in president to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interests abandoned an ally who's helped us fight Isis Senator Graham's position Friday the official tells ABC News the service members have been moved to a new position as Turkey pushes deeper into Syria military personnel also are unhappy about the who they have partnered with in the fight against Isis be abandoned there is real anger among these US special operators who see it as dishonorable and the person who you ve Arnovitz out Rudy Giuliani who has said he was frustrated by her efforts to block his investigation of Vice President Biden Maria von A- vich track over guard for consequences for those behind ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz reporting from Washington the NBA finds itself caught in the middle the trump presidency while he took those photographs he doesn't know them in I don't know maybe they were clients avert you'd have to ask thirty I just don't know and prosecutors say the men were create a worldwide meltdown American basketball is huge in China at NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver is walking a fine line supporting Moore he's right to speak long the controversy over the NBA's response has at least temporarily brought some political rivals together. Republican Senator Ted Cruz tweeted quote. I was proud to see more of an overseas conflict. This is Jim Ryan after seeing images of the pro democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong Houston Rockets. Gm Daryl Morey the trump administration denies giving Turkey the green light to move against the Kurds as he left the White House for his campaign rally Thursday the president said he may back economic sanctions against Turkey. This is not because the military wants to stay in Syria forever it is how this was done abruptly against the advice of senior people and with no I should be apologizing for is their blatant prioritization of prophets over Human Rights Jim Ryan ABC News Staying Overseas German authorities are investigating a deadly attack on us the values of the are to support freedom of expression by members of the NBA Community while he tries to put out two potentially multibillion dollar fire on Thursday the man accused of murdering twenty two innocent people stoic being led into a pack El Paso Court Room wearing a sport coat and glasses border armed with an assault style weapon panicked shoppers diving under tables for cover after surrendering police say cruces he made hateful comments about Jews moments before getting out of the call and approaching the synagogue in a statement ABC News twitch says twitch zero tolerance policy against hateful the suspect Stefan ballot was possibly motivated by far right extremism the suspect live streaming the attack on twitch social media platform used for gaming witnesses sounds decision to pull troops from the Turkey Syria border this is absolutely gut wrenching inside the special operations community to have to watch the men and women call out the Chinese Communist Party's repressive treatment of protesters in Hong Kong Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke agrees with cruise adding quote the only thing the NBA even rockets star James Harden says we love we love no planner more he might not have realized that tweeting fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong would Patrick Crusius said little some of the families of his alleged victims watched review the Allen Texas native pleading not like a hand grenade or a firecracker but it bounced off the door frame and exploded this man says police say the shooter then left the scene killing his first victim nearby before striking all attempts to stifle the reporting that ultimately spark the explosive scandal and the metoo movement in August of two thousand Seventeen Pharaoh says he thought he had enough not to capital murder charges in August police say the twenty one year old droves six hundred miles to El Paso just minutes from the US Mexican synagogue during a Jewish holiday ABC's James Longman is in Hallo- Germany a city in shock after a suspected far-right extremists opened fire near a synagogue in and journalist Ronan Farrow in his new book Pharaoh accuses his former employer NBC of killing a story about Harvey Weinstein the book also details new sexual the story including secretly recorded audio of Weinstein provided by an alleged victim willing to be named Ombu Gutierrez was kind of aggressive Germany he killed two people and injured more all this on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar Yom Kippur instruct two locations targeting cynical during holiday services told authorities he drove to this border town because he wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. ABC's Marcus more reporting ABC news heard exclusively this week worry that met our standard for broadcast then with the metoo movement in full swing another stunning fall morning breaking news overnight that lower fire conduct allegations against former NBC anchor Matt Lauer in Ronin Pharaohs Upcoming New Book Catch and kill the investigative reporter details what he says were power shop just a few blocks away where another person was shot and killed after fleeing police were able to traces getaway car the wrestling him some three hours later according to JEM media reports Angeles fast moving wildfires have destroyed dozens of structures officials ordered about one hundred thousand people to evacuate as the flames closed in on their neighbor eight we laugh take a victory take during a Turkish artillery round landed near US special forces in Syria a US official confirmed in some accusers to go on the record but instead of airing the story or encouraging more reporting Pharaoh rights he was told by NBC News Executives to pause on reporting cancel interviews and according to Pharaoh and we see news president Noah Oppenheim questioned whether Harvey Weinstein's comments on the tape were even newsworthy reportedly saying I don't know hoods at least two deaths were confirmed as a Friday. ABC's Matt Gutman is near the fire line the scene apocalyptic firefighters rolling in many engulfed detail of raping her in a hotel room while at the two thousand fourteen Sochi Olympics on assignment as Meredith Vieira's producer in an open letter this week lower Joel sexual encounters at his New York City apartment and his office at thirty rock until ending what he called an affair. Pharaoh says Neville's acknowledges the encounters and attempting to storm inside where many had taken shelter funding doors locked he tried unsuccessfully to detonate a makeshift bomb one cannata he wanted to throw he was told by Noah Oppenheim that he could take elsewhere saying right now we can't run this go with God the story one Pulitzer Prize this week in a memo to end for what NBC said was sexual misconduct the former NBC employee behind the Complaint Brooke Nevels spoke out to Pharaoh for the first time accusing lower in graphic blocking rush hour traffic as thousands were forced to evacuate this family cutting it close narrowly escaping the encroaching flames aliens in California ahead of that critical fire weather but that trailer park fire started when a trash truck caught fire a nationwide united auto workers strike is closing Mitty denies the allegation saying it was mutual and completely consensual and calling nevels of fully enthusiastic willing partner going on to have several more consent act and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously back home in Texas the alleged gunman accused of killing twenty two people inside a Walmart in El Paso appeared in court curtains of smoke their hoses not enough to douse. 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"We have a special announcement from dell. They're giving out new doorbusters. Every weekday and up to four hundred dollars off cutting edge alienware and xps machines with intel core processors all with complementary shipping. Call eight hundred by dell or good adele dot com slash blackfriday from. Abc news world news this week. I'm chuck sivertsen in new york. Coming up don't travel. Doctors plead with the public as the nation's surpasses a quarter million. Kobe deaths oblique way to put it. By this point. We really have to be honest. President trump ups is attack on the election. This isn't atlantis. Last resort for the trump campaign has suffered defeat after defeat big developments in the race for a vaccine for those of you not acquainted with the field evac sinology that is extraordinary and congress resumes. Kobe relief talks. Hope we can get mitch and nancy. Go ahead and do a deal. People and events that made headlines when world news this week continue so you just woke up. Your phone is lighting up with headlines and push notifications and a text from your mom saying how do i click this okay. Maybe that's just me but if you wanna get up to speed check out the new podcast from news. Start here literally. The ground was shaky brad mielke and every morning. We're going to take you to the stories that matter with fast. Fresh insight low robert mueller. Michael cohen calling only twenty minutes. Start here listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. This week was one of hope and horror one in which americans received good news about corona virus vaccines as they got sick and died in record numbers. Most of the hardest hit communities are rural and poor health officials in utah. Say one and seventy people in the state are sick with covid. Nineteen hospitals are filling up fast as our morgues. Doctors are now to stay home for the holidays. Dr andrew pavia is an infectious disease expert at the university of utah. Some people have said you know. Gather at thanksgiving and regather for your funeral on new year's day and that's oblique way to put it but at this point we really have to be honest yet. Much of the focus. This week has not been on the loved ones. we've lost. it's been on politics. Because president trump's focus has been almost exclusively on challenging the results of the election. Mr trump has not changed his stance on the outcomes still insisting falsely that he won even as republican election officials in georgia certified joe biden's victory in the state. The president's legal challenges so far have failed to help him so he's changed tactics as abc's karen travers explains president trump invited to the white house the two top republican lawmakers from michigan. That meeting comes. As the president's legal team continues to push what is an unprecedented strategy. Trying to convince several gop controlled state legislatures to ignore the voting results in their states and choose electors who had vote for president trump when the electoral college meets in december to finalize a november election. Legal experts say that strategy is questionable and any move like that would certainly be challenged by democrats in court. Joe biden has a lead of about one hundred and fifty thousand votes in michigan. Karen travers abc news washington. Abc news senior. National correspondent terry moran says. The president's legal team seems more focused on spreading disinformation the non winning cases. This is atlanta's last resort for the trump campaign as it suffers defeat. Good afternoon in the hotseat. Rudy giuliani the president's personal attorney. He sweated through a ninety minute. Presser packed with baseless and bizarre conspiracy theories. I would love to release all the information that i have. I would love to give it to you. Walk except most of you wouldn't cover it. Members of trump's own party panned his team's tactics. Senator ben sasse urged americans to focus on what they say under oath observing that before the courts. The president's lawyers have repeatedly refused to allege grand fraud because there are legal consequences for lying to judges and senator mitt romney. A frequent trump critic tweeted. It is difficult to imagine a worse. More undemocratic action by a sitting american president that was. Abc's terry moran. President trump has been mostly silent about the coronavirus pandemic even when the death toll in this country surpassed two hundred fifty thousand people on wednesday. Now the cdc projects the us could reach three hundred thousand deaths by mid december. The virus quickly approaching two hundred thousand new cases daily in a conference call with reporters on thursday the. Cdc's doctor henry walk. Said anyone with thanksgiving travel. Plans should cancel them. These times are tough. It's been a long. It's been a long outbreak almost eleven months now and people are tired and and we understand that. And it's and you people want to see their their relatives in their in their friends and the way they've always done it but this year particularly we're asking people to be as safe as possible limit their travel in an unusual recommendation. The cdc is now saying american should cancel any plans to travel over thanksgiving. The cdc's doctor. Henry walked amidst this critical phase of the covid nineteen pandemic. cdc is recommending against travel during the thanksgiving period. The cdc saying in addition plans to gather with anybody. Even family members outside of one's own household should be reconsidered alex stone. Abc news the same day. The cdc released its new travel advisory. The white house corona virus task force held. Its first briefing since mid-summer. Abc's johnson is in new york. City were public schools. This week had to halt in person. Learning the white house task force holding. Its first press briefing since july blaming the weather in part to the surging number this virus increased so rapidly because there was an unusual cold snap that began in the northern plains and went down through the heartland where and in the end of september beginning october. Large number of people moved indoors. Dr anthony fauci promising help is on the way and returing americans and the vaccines will be saying. The process of the speed did not compromise at all safety nor did it compromise scientific integrity. It was actually an independent body of people who have no allegiance to anyone not to the administration not to me not to the companies that looked at the data and deemed it to be sound california. Governor gavin newsom issuing ten pm curfew for more than ninety four percent of the state's population in hopes of slowing the spread. Frontline workers like icu. Nurse sarah grabowska's fearing what comes next pleading with the public to do their part. We be heroes despite doing one little thing. And that's just wearing a mask basques. Still a point of contention for some like restaurant owner berry cowen who close his doors. If forced to mask up in kansas every individual with liberty should do that on many accounts and so they have that choice but for some there was no choice. Only loss like eliana. John a nurse for thirty eight years. Who put off retirement to continue working through the pandemic only to lose her own battle with the virus. We're going to have to light a candle at the seat that she would have sat and truly hope that everyone here is the message. It's really a plea where mask don't travel. It will be painful holiday for so many families across the country. The white house corona virus is also revealing more on their plans for vaccine distribution saying they have the infrastructure in place to be able to deliver vaccine to the entire united states within twenty four hours of authorization for shots could be going out by late december. Abc's johnson reporting. Millions of americans are still expected to travel for thanksgiving says. Abc news transportation correspondent gio benitez. Even the the cdc's guidance not travel next week. Aaa was already expecting. You're travelers on the road last year. They were expecting about forty eight million on the road. That's down from fifty five million now triple as changing. Its tune telling us that number may be far lower after the cdc's warning aaa anticipates at least a ten percent drop in travel. That is the largest one year decrease since the great recession in two thousand eight major airlines. Were also already seeing a spike and cancellations for people who had purchased those holiday flights. They too are now anticipating more cancellations last year over the whole eleven day thanksgiving travel period. Tsa screened more than twenty six million people this year. They expect that number to be much. Lower airlines are waiving cancellation fees up to the day of the flight and offering refunds or vouchers health. Experts are also urging holiday shoppers to stay out of packed stores large. Indoor crowds pay a huge role in spreading corona virus. Abc news chief business and economics correspondent. Rebecca jarvis says retailers who can't afford it have adapted to the new normal of online shopping and curbside pickup. The lights are out but many shoppers are planning to stay in this year. Adobe predicts that online sales this year will top one hundred and eighty nine billion dollars. That is up thirty. Three percent from last year and sixty percent of shoppers are now saying they will do some of their christmas shopping. Some of their holiday shopping online forty one percent. Say they won't be going to those black friday sales in person instead. They'll do it from their couch and retailers are taking note and offering new services to try to lure customers in especially in this time of pandemic in this time of economic uncertainty. They're offering a number of new services targets says that it's curbside. Pickup service is up. Seven hundred percent from last year and walmart is now offering this new service where they will hang your lights on your home if it's a one story home for one hundred twenty nine dollars. There's good news in the pandemic front visor and its german partner are officially seeking approval to begin public use of their corona virus vaccine once federal regulators grant emergency use authorization for the vaccine from pfizer and beyond tech advisor. Chief albert borlase said millions of doses. Would immediately ship wants to give the green light. Our goal is to start shipping in a couple of hours. He said there are twenty million doses. Already made it's a two dose vaccine that requires ultra cold storage in clinical trials. Pfizer said the vaccine is ninety five percent effective at preventing the virus. The fda will begin to review the data. Aaron katersky abc news new york moderna announcing this week that its vaccine is nearly ninety. Five percent effective during thursday's white house virus taskforce briefing. Dr anthony fauci said he expects moderna vaccine to also get fda emergency authorization eleven severe events zero in the vaccine. Eleven in the placebo. For those of you not acquainted with the field of -nology that is extraordinary. Even with a vaccine on the way health experts and officials say now is not the time for americans to let their guard down. It could take months to vaccinate enough people to end the pandemic and they warn president. Trump's refusal to share information with president elect joe biden's transition team could hurt the rollout biden has avoided criticizing mr trump directly for the blockade but on thursday that changed a blunt prediction from joe biden about president trump. He will go down in history as be most irresponsible presidents in american history president-elect biden saying donald trump's refusal to share lifesaving vaccine information and security briefings with his incoming administration may cost lives. We don't have access to all the information that we need to get from. All the various agencies are not able to deal with everything from testing guidance to the all important issue of vaccine distribution and even more importantly vaccination plan to actually get vaccinations incoming president. joe biden. Says it's not going to be easy to quickly vaccinate. More than three hundred million americans after it took nearly eight months just to provide one hundred million cova tests a false expectations. Let them know what we anticipate. There all acknowledged this is going to take a massive public education campaign. Mr biden also saying congress must provide billions more to local national guard units. So they can. Help distribute the vaccine andy field. Abc news washington and of course vaccine makers are receiving for more than just the united states federal government as abc's. Tom rivers tells us with promising initial results. Britain is adding madonna to it's growing list of pre-ordered vaccine's l. Secretary matt hancock. Should this latest vaccine be approved. The doses would be available from spring next year. And i can announce that we have secured an initial agreement for five million doses of the modern vaccine. That's in addition to the forty million doses of the pfizer vaccine. The uk is already ordered and the one hundred million doses of the astrazeneca zeneca version. Tom rivers abc news. London back in washington. The urgency of the pandemic has spurred leaders in congress to resume talks on a new cove. Relief bill the big four. That is house speaker nancy. Pelosi senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell senate minority leader chuck schumer and house minority leader. Kevin mccarthy all met together on friday schumer expressed optimism ahead of the meeting reports. Abc's inez delicate era. Senate minority leader chuck schumer announcing a little bit of a breakthrough on covid nineteen relief. Connel's to senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell has been largely absent from previous covid nineteen negotiations between shumer house speaker pelosi and the administration schumer and pelosi wrote to mcconnell earlier this week urging him to participate in the negotiations in as delicate era. Abc news washington. Mcconnell isn't just facing pressure from democrats to strike a new deal on covid relief. Here's what republican senator lindsey. Graham said wednesday in south carolina. Our economy is hanging pretty tenuous because the virus has taken a toll. And i hope we can get mitch and nancy go ahead and do a deal senator. Graham's one of president trump's closest allies in washington for millions of americans relief cannot come enough and abc news investigation into the one hundred counties with the highest kovic nineteen death rates finds. Many are rural and poor abc's devos saami in atlanta got reverend willard west it integral county georgia says the church services have never been this empty so now he livestreams them online on some nights from his home. God wants you to be less families. Still worry that they come to church. They could get sick and die. The corona virus hit this rural community. Hard thirty three people were killed during the height of the pandemic. Does it surprise you to know that your county is on the list of one of the hardest hits places in america not surprised because he was happening so frequently. Abc news in our abc stations across the country have taken a close look at the data and it shows the one hundred counties in the us with the highest rate of death. What many of them have in common most rural poor and have limited access to quality healthcare. The hardest hit gov county kansas in south georgia. There were so many graveside funerals. The ministers here had trouble clearing the red georgia clay from their shoes and then in october the strain of this pandemic closed one of the few remaining hospitals. It's served patients across six counties and was a lifesaver during the height of the cova crisis. Here now those same people have to drive up to an hour away to get to the closest hospital and some residents have to drive into alabama to get to an emergency room the pandemic creating a hunger crisis right here in the us reports. Abc's marcus more feeding america. Food bank says it has seen a sixty percent increase in the need for food says to start of the pandemic they say fifty million people could face hunger later this year at some point this year because of the crisis and that includes seventeen million children and that is why food distribution drives are so critical at a time when families need help. The operators of these food banks that are running these across the country. Say that these long lines will not disappear anytime soon. On thursday treasury secretary steven mnuchin asking the federal reserve to return any unused covid relief funding to the federal government. Mnuchin also saying he will not extend a handful of lending programs. The central banks started earlier this year to help the economy whether the pandemic it's one of several moves. The trump administration has made ahead of future biden administration on tuesday. The president's new acting defense secretary made a big announcement details from abc news. Chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz just over a week after president trump fired. Defense secretary mark. Espa who warned the white house of the dangers of a rapid withdrawal from afghanistan. Trump's new defense secretary made it official by january fifteenth. Twenty twenty one our forces their size neff ghanistan will be two thousand. Five hundred troops are four size in iraq will also be two thousand five hundred by that same day that will mean two thousand fewer troops in afghanistan five hundred fewer in iraq and a far more rapid drawdown than anyone plan but within hours of that announcement rockets were launched near the us embassy in iraq and on capitol hill. The criticism was swift from both sides of the iro with fears. That troops left behind will be more vulnerable in hollywood. The pandemic has forced one studio to take a big gamble a long long time ago in a bold move. By warner brothers studios releasing the repeatedly delayed sequel wonder woman nineteen eighty-four on christmas day simultaneously in theaters and streaming on hbo. Max no film of this is is ever been released in theaters and at home on the same day warner brothers hoping the move will help turn. Hbo max into a must have subscription law giving theaters badly-needed content. Jason nathanson abc news. Hollywood and mazda drivers won some bragging rights this week if reliability is what you're after. Mazda is your best bet according to the annual consumer reports survey of the most reliable car brandt toyota lexus. Buick and honda completed the top five. The least reliable brand lincoln. Just below tesla brian clark. Abc news coming up standing up for heroes virtually when world news. This week continues. Staying informed has never been more important. Information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sense start here. Hey i'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app for the past fourteen years. Abc's bob woodruff has held an annual fundraiser. Called stand for our heroes to support. Americans veterans woodruff. Himself was badly wounded while covering the war in iraq. This year the fundraiser was forced to adapt to pandemic life by going virtual. As abc's david muir explains we will never forget. When the news came in. Bob woodruff badly injured. It was two thousand six a roadside bomb an e. d. hitting the convoy in iraq his long road to recovery his children helping him with his words again belt but come buckle up aid. He's life's work ever since fighting for our wounded warriors bob. It's hard for me to believe that. It's the fourteenth annual stand up for heroes. And and i know you really do this to this day because you remember the second chance. Then you've got all those years ago. I'm lucky to be a lot to say sometimes. Sometimes my my kids tell. Dad's already is better than it was before it was just great to have you here. There have been so many heroes corp. chianti story a former marine. It's an honor to meet you on patrol with us marine unit in iraq. Hit with an iep. His right leg severed below. The knee tried to figure out what just happened and does really tried to call myself down determined to keep going first rehabbed than running later. Reaching for the top climbing kilimanjaro. Right here with us again. David chianti telling us the pandemic. It's been hard on all of us especially veterans. It's a good time to reach out to veterans. Remember those who served member those who fought and never three is a really heavy time in our country and perhaps more important than ever that we remember our heroes coming home because we can be distracted by so much of the noise and everything else that we're dealing with that. I think what you're doing is even more important this year. Thanks david it was really trying to helping those. Who came back from the from the war zones off the sand and now we've got veterans that are suffering through what many most americans suffering from which is what's because code nineteen. You know there's a lot more hunger. So many coming together remotely among them. Bruce springsteen sheryl crowe prince harry to stand up for heroes is proud to to call you a friend for so many years but i also understand that you know. I'm not the only one i mean. Bruce springsteen calls you friend prince. Harry calls you your friend and all of your friends come through really every year to help you do this the really great side of people at least see it differently in some ways when you when you're in need yourself then you need some help from the outside david we see people that are very close to us. Remain there when something crisis. Some kind of crisis happens if you're one of those that has been by our side from the very beginning. It's been it teen years almost this. This happened and i've got such close friends that it might close friends back then and they still are today. Bandeaus are the people and events that made world news this week world news. This week was written and produced by chris. How i'm chuck secrets. Abc news new york when breaking news changes the world. Abc news accurate credible and unmatched on twitter at abc news radio.

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#SOTU-ational Awareness

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#SOTU-ational Awareness

"It's Wednesday February sixth this is what democracy looks like what does it act like we start here. President Trump arrives at a house that looks a lot different than last year. In urge both parties to work together. We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, but even bid the applause, we also have more women serving in congress than at any time before he's the change promised to change. Washington is ready to give. From ABC news. This is a special edition of start here. I'm Brad milkey. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Okay. Sensation. Nine in the morning. Washington. The whole thing about politics in Washington is that it can be difficult to tell which words or choreography stuff. People have no intention on following through on in which words are bona fide game changers. The stuff that shapes. What our world will look like. Yes. Please choir. And there's a lot of posturing in every state of the union address things that never come to fruition. But right now, President Trump is working on a deadline for some of his goals. It's now or never. Union Station was. So yesterday, I went to Washington to see him in person as he delivered the state of the union. All right. Podcast is landed in DC ahead of the capital. Scott to put a tie on first. Hey in the room where the president is about to speak. Looks like we'll be right over Nancy Pelosi is left shoulder and as President Trump walked through the door. He's coming for right now dressed in a dark suit a red tie who's confronting something. He hadn't seen before a chamber that was more than half. Democrats. Hide the word that introduced him had not been uttered since two thousand ten. President of the United States. New speaker Nancy Pelosi was sitting shoulder to shoulder with vice president Pence and is President Trump got to work. Several people want his job next year will right in front of him. So let's get right into it. What the president said how congress reacted and what you need to know as we get started on this Wednesday ABC's. Karen Travers has listened to most everything the president said the last few years, she's at the White House now. And Karen, I mean to you what were the moments that really mattered here. When President Trump began his remarks last night, he acknowledged the house speaker Nancy Pelosi who is seated right behind his left shoulder. Beg you very much. Madam speaker, but Ron Ranjha late her he made no specific mention of the fact that she now has the speaker's gavel that she's leading this new House Democratic majority, and it was notable that he didn't say that millions of our fellow citizens or watching us now gathered in this great chamber hoping that we will govern not as two parties. But as one nation. Bream this beach as a call for bipartisanship and president was going to focus on this theme of unity, which was really met. With a lot of skepticism in the last few days from the House, Democrats and many just observers in Washington that you know, we're just coming off at thirty five day government, shutdown rainbows and bipartisanship seems like a really tall order right now. But there was a rare moment, but I thought when the president was talking about a policy issue criminal Justice reform and just weeks ago both parties United for groundbreaking criminal Justice reform. They said it couldn't be done. House speaker Nancy Pelosi on her feet, he had the House Democrats applauding I act gives nonviolent offenders the chance to reenter society as productive law abiding citizens and this was legislation Brad that he signed late last year. But he used guests that they invited to sit with the first lady to make the point about what an impact this legislation is going to have now Matthew is the very first person to be released from prison under the first step act. The thing he actually needs right now. Right is not infrastructure Bill or prescription drug prices, right? Karen? He is up bipartisan issues, he's got to get that border wall rather as no surprise, the president spent a good portion of the speech talking about the border wall. He wants to build simply put walls work and walls. Save lives. And right now, congress is negotiating border security package to send to him before February fifteenth deadline, and Brad the president really put a lot of responsibility on congress to get that done. And in some ways, he took himself completely out of the process, not even acknowledging he has to sign the Bill Swartz together compromise and reach a deal that will truly make America safe yet that that was interesting here. He did not end up declaring a national emergency didn't even really threaten one. Right. So he's really laying it at the feet of congress. So I mean, what else do you there because we had wondered if this Democratic Party had become so emboldened? So angry at Trump that perhaps someone would lose their temper and it kind of Joe Wilson the reforms. I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegal. So how did the president deal with that prospect? We saw several moments that actually I think lighten the mood quite a bit. The president seemed very pleased by some of the reaction. You weren't supposed to do that. Thank you very much to the women in the audience. And he said that more women are in the workforce don't shit yet. Like this. Talked about a historic moment in congress. We all show have more women serving in congress than at any time before. The president was smiling. He was grinning graduate kind of put his chin up late. They liked that one seemed really happy that they seem happy. Now. Let's not kid ourselves here. The the democratic women were applauding themselves and noting their own historic numbers. They weren't, you know, saying thank you to the president for that. Because of course, I guess you could say in some ways it is because of him that you had so many women getting elected in last year's midterms. Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you. The president finishes signing some autographs, shaking hands. The Democrats have all bolted. But you know, he's trying to soak up some of the last moments in that spotlight in Brad. This is the biggest stage for a president all year. You know, the president talks a lot he gives speeches he digs questions at the White House every day sometimes, but this is the time where you have tens of millions of Americans tuning in to listen to what you're gonna say or your compliments and the policy agenda. You want to go forward next year? We're all just be focusing on the twenty twenty election. So this is it for the president. And I think that's why you saw the White House so frustrated when Nancy Pelosi postponed the address when there was some question about whether it was going to happen up at the capitol or maybe somewhere else Donald Trump legs that room he likes that spotlight. He understands the historic significance of speaking in the house chamber. That's why he wanted to wait until he could do it there last night. Soaked. It all up and stuck around for a few minutes at the end, get lots of moments built into that ninety minute speech. But you gotta wonder if Washington is a channel that has been producing reality shows for the last three hundred sixty four days got to wonder if a scripted drama on one night, actually has a lasting impact. We'll see. Thanks, karen. Thank you. And if you were in the chamber there were a few moments where the temperature of the room just changed. When President Trump started talking about abortions in the third trimester lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth. You could see Democrats visibly frustrated with his characterization they groaned out loud. When he described quote illegal aliens, as we speak large organized caravans are on the March to the United States. We have just heard, and there was this other moments that really seem to take people off guard. He's talking about American progress and the only thing that can stop. It are full ish wars politics or ridiculous partisan investigations. Did you catch that the sing breath is foreign policy? President Trump seems to be telling congress stop investigating me you're wrecking the country. If there is going to be peace and legislation there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn't work that way. So in those moments things got chilly, but there were a lot of moments with the room warmed right back up. Okay. I'm here with my seat buddy throughout the night in the chamber Jonathan Karl Jonathan what did you think? Well, I thought the president and his speechwriters accomplish something pretty remarkable in this. They came into a chamber where Democrats were hostile with him to him very few of them applauded as he came in. When he started his speech. He didn't even pause to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on becoming the speaker of the house, but what he managed to do is to strike themes over and over again, the true applause from both sides of the chamber now. Brad. It might not be that hard when he is talking about, you know, curing childhood cancer praising Buzz Aldrin for planting the flag on the moon. But also there were some policy themes talking about criminal Justice reform, talking about lowering prescription drugs infrastructure, those were genuine bipartisan moments, which we haven't seen many of these days. And so at the end of the data, we also saw Democrats bolt out of the room. Oh, yes. So does anything change later this morning? No, I, you know, and and I I saw this last year at the state of the union, but it is remarkable you, and I I've been to many of these have been in this chamber for many state of the union speech is on President Obama President, George W Bush. That's something I just never saw before that as soon as the speech is over half the chamber basically charges out of here without before the president leaves. So we have a deeply divided. Congress is a congress that is deeply hostile this president. It is a president who is. Deeply hostile towards the majority in in the house. None of that change with this speech. But I thought we did see some areas where you could see some bipartisan action, you could was there one moment that stuck out to you that you think you're going to remember for the next several days here. Yeah. I think I will remember for for a long long time. The singing of happy birthday, you know, for the survivor of that Pittsburgh shooting Eighty-one years old today. And that was that was pretty amazing. I mean when have you seen in the state of the union singing happy birthday to somebody from the audience are pretty amazing. Donald good to see. Thanks. Next up on start here. She didn't give a speech last night. 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Select we've talked about there were several tributes to this nation's passed last night. But of course, the president spoke at length about this nation's future tonight. I ask you to choose greatness. Really tied into that point. Karen Travers was making earlier the president happily. Congratulated the many women wearing white who had won seats in those midterms. But many of them are championing a completely different vision of this country tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country. So when the president started talking about the payrolls of socialism, everyone seemed to know who he was talking about. And here's what happens after a save the union. Everyone leaves the doors and heads in a statuary hall. Reporters lawmakers it's right next door, and it becomes the spin room after a debate. And I'd bumped into the person who has called for seventy percent marginal tax rate. The youngest woman wearing white last night the youngest congresswoman in history, Alexandria, Cossio Cortez, and I sprinted with her to the elevator. Congresswoman, can I just ask you about the moment where every I seem to turn to you. When the president started talking about socialism. Oh, I thought it was I thought it was great. I think he's scared at like your eyes seem to light light up. Yeah. I thought it was fabulous. Because it shows that we've gotten under his skin he sees that everything is closing in on him. He knows that. He's losing the battle of public opinion when it comes to the actual substantive proposals that were advancing in public. And so really one of the big issues is that a is that he knows he sees it sixty percent of Americans believe in seventy percent marginal tax rate in in incomes over ten million dollars. And frankly, he has no substantive proposals to counter he has no vision for this country. Everything is about what he doesn't want. Everything is about the boogeyman, but he actually has no positive substantive vision or ideas to advance for the United States of America that tonight. And I think that that I thought I thought it was great. But there were still moments, right? Where you stand on applaud for him. Right. Well, I applauded for his guests. I applauded for the American heroism that we saw today. I think that there are some very basic issues like a criminal Justice reform that that I do think that there's a possibility for us to really see the light on. So for that. And in that spirit. I'll do that. That was the vibe in the capital. You could hear it right rushed instant reacts. Let's finish up by getting some calm wards of wisdom from our political analyst Republican pollster, Kristen Solta, Sanderson. And so Kristen what did the president wants to do last night? And did he succeed the president both wanted to shore up his base, which is kind of the group that has stuck with him. But it's only that group that stuck with him up till this point and win back. Some of those folks that may have been on the fence, maybe they voted for him two years ago. But they haven't loved the way things have gone. He spent a lot of time in the speech, reminding voters of the progress that he says we've made during his first term the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world, we virtually ended the estate tax or death tax. And some of the things that he's done are things that make traditional Republicans a little uncomfortable things like his position on tariffs or his decision to try to bring the troops home from Syria. And so it was interesting all night watching him rile up his supporters have those applause lines that the Republicans in congress love, but also talking about things like paid family leave show that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child. See some Republicans not quite comfortable talking about things like infrastructure, which might have a big price tag. And some of the fiscal conservatives might have issues with it. And that's where he's getting to his second audience, which is those head of disaffected folks, maybe swing voters who Democrats would quite like to win in twenty twenty and Trump would like to try to win back. There's one person we haven't talked about yet. Stacey Abrams, right? She gave the democratic response. How did she do? You know, it's a very difficult job. And I think she executed it. Well, it's not the sort of thing that I think dramatically changes political careers for the better. But there is a critical line that she mentioned even as I am very disappointed by the president's approach to our problems. I still don't want him to fail, but we need him to tell the truth and to respect his duties and respect the extraordinarily diversity that defines America. And I think it'll be fascinating to watch as the democratic primary unfit. Olds in two thousand twenty are they comfortable with that message. We don't want to see President Trump fail. We just disagree with him. Or are they really thirsty to bring the fight to him to want to bring him down to have tough investigations to really stymie him at every turn just how far will Democrats go to stop Trump? I think is going to be an interesting element here in how the democratic primary shapes up for twenty twenty. All right last question for our pollster, you know, the numbers better than I do President Trump's approval ratings are the lowest of any president at this point since World War Two a majority of Americans do not support his border wall as he goes into this fight again. And this is daunting fifty-six percent of registered voters say they will not consider voting for him next year in the election. Did this move the needle? I'm always skeptical that the state of the union changes minds. But if this if the tone and message of the speech can be sustained I think it's possible because this speech was not just a base only speech, this one felt more upbeat if he can sustain that version of Trump and not go back to the tweeting not go back to the being angry about Robert Muller. He will be a formidable force. I believe in the twenty twenty election. Get a long way to go between now. And then we're still waiting to see what President Trump tweets later this morning. Kristen thanks a lot. Thank you. All right is just the cleaning crews in me at this point. Hopefully, I don't get lost. And no one can find me. Here are the stairs to take us out of here. Thanks for being with us on our first on location show. We did it you guys. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter at start here. 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The War That Won't End

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The War That Won't End

"It's Thursday, March twenty first what's harder than winning a war winning an argument with a dead guy. We start here. President Trump has some unfinished business with John McCain. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain. So now, how a celebration of military jobs became a flash point for Republicans that you'd was no secret. This was knows maps that the president was showing off on the south lawn had been classified the president promised ISIS would be defeated by this morning. So where are we in the EPA says the biggest environmental threat isn't global warming water issues often take back seat time to change that what's in the water? And what the government is doing. From ABC news. This is start here. I'm Brad milkey. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes? Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash start here. That's indeed dot com slash start. Here brought to you by the new Capital One saver card earned four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent at grocery stores and one percent an all other purchases. Now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet? A lot has changed for President Trump over the last few years. He's not just a renegade businessman anymore. He's the president. And yesterday, he seemed like he was on a mission to tell his supporters. I haven't changed one bit. This whole day centered on a manufacturing facility in Lima, Ohio. The last place in America that still makes tanks tanks for the army, which has other factories have closed around it. This place has withstood thick and thin. So this is a chance for the president right to tout his slogan promises made promises kept. But President Trump had some other things he wanted to tell these workers and some other things to tell his supporters around the nation. These had nothing to do with jobs. Let's go to ABC's. Karen Travers in Washington and Karen, the president started the day off by by chatting with you and some other reporters on the south lawn. So I mean, what were you seeing from him? And Brad he was chatty. He walked over. Sometimes he kinda gives us a little head fake. Like, maybe I'm gonna come over. Maybe I'm not he made a beeline right over to the microphones. And the first thing he started talking about was the Muller reply. And our colleague Giancarlo asked him if the public has a right to see this. A right to see them. All report. I don't mind. I mean, frankly, I told the house if you want let them see it. But big question was do you know when it's going to come out. And Brad, the president said he has no idea when that final report will be released when you better love me. I kept this place open. And then he got to Hieaux where it was supposed to be about job creation. It's about military spending. It's about manufacturing. And then he took a bizarre detour in his speech and launched into another attack on John McCain. So I have to be honest. I've never liked them much hasn't been for me. I've really probably never will our colleague Alex melon was traveling with the president yesterday and was in the room. And he said it was just notable. How eerily quiet it was when the president started that rant about John McCain John McCain campaign for years to repeal and replace ObamaCare for years he voted against two o'clock in the morning. Remember thumbs down. We should what the hell happened. And then the president talked about the McCain funeral. I endorsed him at his request. And I gave them the kind of funeral that he wanted which has president I had to approve I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn't a fan of John McCain. So now, what would says here's what I'm confused about. Caroline. This is a town in Ohio right that reveres the military. The whole job of a lot of people in. This town is to make stuff for the military. And yet President Trump goes after McCain. It was almost silent for parts of this. Why why this wasn't a campaign rally yesterday? That's an important thing. But it seemed like they may be felt like he had crossed the line and went too, far and strangely. You didn't get a reaction for the president that he's used to getting. Karen, if we're talking about a military audience really, it seems extra awkward to go off on John McCain in in that environment. But the president also did make substantial military statement to that crowd. And also to you guys there on the south lawn. He basically said the fight against ISIS was wrapping up last night. So let's look at the timing here. The president had an intelligence briefing at eleven thirty yesterday, and he was supposed to leave the White House around ten minutes after twelve he comes out. And he's got this roll of paper in his hands. Kind of had folded it up and was walking out with it. And one of the first questions he got Brad was about Syria, and he was asked if his serious strategy had changed had shifted where Syria were leaving two hundred people there at two hundred people in other place in Syria. Then basically said and look I brought charts. I brought this out for you. Because this is a map of everything in the red. This was on election night in. At the top. The president said this is a map of what the ISIS territory was when I was elected. And this is what it looks like now. There is no red. Fact is actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight. And we laid look back, and you could see very clearly at the top of bees Haber sharpie strike through. He had crossed some things out later. Brad. We found out that those maps that the president was showing off on the south lawn had been classified. They were that was the word classified or something just crossed out with a sharpie that how it works. You can do that. He can do that president can ultimately decide whatever he wants to be declassified. But usually Brad there's a process for this. And certainly seems like the turnaround time on that yesterday was incredibly tight right that his Karen Travers breaking a very busy day for President Trump. Karen, thanks a lot for keeping us in the loop angst, Brad. On that note. Let's bring in ABC's foreign correspondent, James Longman. Because James you're in Syria. Recently, we were told for weeks ISIS as close to having its last territory wiped out, but here's that this morning. At least some people are still there. Right. What the sense you've gotten of just how final this? Final battle is brought has been final full months in area of thirty four thousand square miles which they once controlled now reduced to less than a single square mile. We keep saying that on the edge of being destroyed. And yet they still hang on. I mean, the truth is that no one really knows how many people left inside this tiny slip of land. We've heard this phrase a square mile. But that doesn't really give you the sense of what's going on underground because there are tunnels down. There mean literally underground there were literally tunnels where hundreds possibly thousands of people awaiting remember for every ISIS flighted that will be at least one wife, and at least one child. These people believe in marrying Molden one woman, and they believe in having more than one child and the women and children don't come out until their husbands are either dead or captured. And if there are a thousand let's say there are a thousand ISIS fighters left. You can triple that number for the number of people who are inside. This is as close as anyone gets to the front line in values. We have too much like to avoid being tugged. I'll sell to see opt-in refi coming from all sides on that tiny town when we were watching from our vantage point, we'd see them during the London the fighting kind of some of these ISIS fighters wondering around above ground on their bikes. They did look like that a lot of them. I mean, it just goes to show the ISIS continues to surprise, and they continue to have support outside of that little slip of land was obviously the administration's looking for a win here. Right. Why wouldn't they it's dragged on for so long Americans of died in Syria. If when victory comes though that territories controlled can you just look in the future force, James? What does that victory? Actually, look, like, we'll look I think we should take away from the fact that when the declaration of victory comes it will be. Significant milestone, this is the idea that all the territory that ISIS wants controlled in both Syria under rock will be gone. That's about the size of Indiana. So those maps that Karen was talking about like dot is real. But the fact is that ISIS is more than a piece of land. It is an idea. And if you look at what's happened in Iraq victory over ISIS in Iraq was actually declared some time ago, and yet they all resurgent. There are constant attacks Mozell one of the biggest cities that they had control has been quote, unquote, liberated. But is this a tax continue Mosul has had multiple Cobb homes in recent weeks? So if you want an idea of what victory over ISIS looks like in Syria, just look at Iraq ISIS has gone away. These people have melted back into the population. Look over into Syria, the isn't even the infrastructure to hold these people for a long amount of time, the STF the Syrian democratic forces were, but by the United States have already said they might have to release ISIS fighters because they haven't got. The infrastructure. They haven't got the prisons to hold onto them. I'm the foulland's of people that they radicalized during the four or five years of that control. What happens to them? They're all thousands of children who have lived under the Islamic state, and they have been radicalized look the US deciding that they've defeated ISIS, and they wanna get out quickly. That's all well and good. But it doesn't ensure any of these Radi difficult long-term, legal and security. Implications are sorted, and so instructive that idea you just gave us that that the SDF these soldiers that are on the ground very different from Bashar al-assad government, which is working with Iran and Russia, and that country still very very much sort of up for grabs and lawless and many different parts, James Longman. Thanks so much for breaking it down. Thanks, brad. Thanks. Next up on start. Here is activist sound the alarm on climate change, the country's top environmental officials says there's Wade the problems than that. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash start here. That's indeed dot com slash start here with the Capital One venture card. You earn unlimited double miles on every purchase everyday, and you can use those miles toward travel expenses. Like flights hotels, rental cars and more capital. One. What's in your wallet credit approval required capital? One Bank USA an a. We are very pleased to invite now to the podium administrator. Andrew wheeler. Yesterday, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler came out and said there is a pressing issue affecting the world right now something that doesn't respect borders something that can cause mass casualties. And he said if we don't act now, the consequences could be dire. He was talking about water. I believe that water issues are the largest and most immediate environmental and public health issue affecting the world right now. I wonder we're gonna ABC Stephanie ebbs here who covers the environment and the EPA and Stephanie I would have assumed he was about to talk about climate change. They're Wh-why is water pollution a bigger deal to the EPA right now. I think a lot of people probably were coming at it from that same perspective, you know, climate change is sort of dominating the conversation and certain circles right now, but you know, water is hugely important clear. But then we leaned in to smell, actually if you didn't really close you can smell a little bit of liquorice ES. It's I can liquorice the. Telltale scent of the chemical that has contaminated the water supply for Charleston, West Virginia without safe clean water to drink has immediate impacts on people's health, Flint of not guilty. Prosecutors alleging Michael frisby and Stephen Bush tampered with lead test results that were reported to the EPA for months unsuspecting residents. Drinking poisoned water at Wheeler really came out yesterday and said ahead of world water day. The Trump administration is very concerned about the quality of water around the world. So I know there's a lot of concern in say a Flint Michigan, and you've covered the effects of pollution on lakes and rivers, but is the average American actually at risk for water pollution. The short answer is no in the nineteen seventies. More than forty percent of our nation's drinking water systems failed to meet even the most basic health standards today over ninety two percent of community to water systems, meet all health based standards all. All the time. There's some dispute about whether we are testing for all of the things we should be testing for or systems that aren't up to date. I'm not positive that the water crisis over I have to have a little more proof to but for the overwhelming majority of Americans. Wheeler says you're drinking water is safe. The problem is he's really talking about globally. Eight o'clock at night with Iraq. There is no fresh water for so many across this. Don't want to his home. Wouldn't to get fresh water. Going underground there's sensually tapping into the pipes with sewer pipes images from Venezuela last week where people are drinking dirty water. Like, that's a really serious health concern. The kicker is the Environmental Protection Agency is primarily a domestic agency. They don't set international policy. They have a lot of expertise that they can loan to other countries. But you know, on the worldwide stage, the EPA doesn't play a huge role will. And so that's what I wanted to ask is is the EPA getting pushback from American climate activists that are saying it's lovely that. You wanna talk about the water supply and developing countries, but climate change is actually a a real concern here. What did we have to say about climate? We are, you know, specifically said in his speech, he thinks a lot of the the emphasis on climate change is kind of leaving other environmental issues to the side. There will be some who will say that this all stems from climate change. But the truth is. The water challenges have been around for generations and are causing immediate deaths annually, so it's a bit of a discord there and part of it is because Wheeler and the administration say they see climate change as a longer term issue decades down the road. My frustration with the current dialogue around environmental issues is that water issues often take a back seat. It's time to change that well younger activists are really saying, you know, the the government has already not addressed this issue for decades. We don't really wanna wait anymore. Wouldn't even be on that there's the question of whether Andrew we lose boss right believes in climate change. Right. President Trump has called it a hoax before. Yeah. Which did not inspire confidence. Among a lot of people that he would take it. Seriously, still got to imagine a place like Flint could be happy for a spotlight like this. Stephanie, thank you. Thanks bad. At this stage for presidential campaign. It's just about name recognition. Right. Just get people to know your name. That's literally the trick. But among Democrats, the twenty twenty campaign is already revealing big fights over policy and already we are seeing voters demand to hear more from these candidates about what sets them apart. So which of these policy fights, actually matter. What's just stuff to talk about an which candidates are driving? These conversations ABC's deputy political director, maryalice parks is with us from Washington Mary Alice hybrid. So I want to ask you about this because we're seeing Democrats not just talking about like immigration policy in the Affordable Care Act. Right. Elizabeth Warren brought up getting rid of the electoral college. Like better Aurora is being asked about changing the number of supreme court seats, like how far these candidates willing to go. Let there's an entire generation of democratic voters, especially young voters in urban centers who feel like the system is totally rigged and unfair. They are looking for candidates who are willing to propose transformative ideas for they would think getting. Agassi back on track you hear these tropes in democratic circles on economics Justice. On social Justice. On racial, Justice and other big idea batted around is expanding the size of the house representatives to give California more of an equal share. You really you're basing it on population. Well, the point is is that some of these campaigns know that they have to respond to that hurt in the Democratic Party. My view is that every vote matters. And the way we can make that happen. They're young democratic voters today that all they really are focused on is the that that twice in their lifetime. A candidate who won the popular vote in the national vote was not the one that ultimately means get rid of the electoral college. Us what confuses me maryalice because President Trump jumped on Twitter yesterday and said Democrats are getting very strange. I think a lot of centrist Americans would agree with him there. Right. So this is great fodder for him. Why do it then it's not like it's easy to change the size of the house, isn't it's not not easily. That's true. Brad. You cannot change things. The constitution. Leeann that would be really hard. But Bernie Sanders in the last election in two thousand sixteen talked about needing to think big not small this campaign is about transforming our country. And I think that really resonated with a lot of democratic voters. I would say with the twenty one year olds. But also with fifty sixty one year old who are looking for like, I said, big transformative sweeping ideas. We'll if some of these are kind of far fetched ideas, right there to make a point where are the real dividing lines between policies that are actually going to decide this campaign. It's incredible. Just how walkie the democratic base has become I've been in rooms where voters are asking specific policy questions. What is your solution to ensure that people have access to quality healthcare at an affordable price in does? That solution involved cutting insurance companies as we know them out of the equation trying to get if I lose between Medicare for all and universal healthcare when a candidate gets up there and says I think that there should be universal access to healthcare. Every single American should be able to have healthcare mental health care primary healthcare. Well, that's really different than Medicare for all universal access to healthcare. Could mean that anyone has the opportunity in the ability to purchase private health insurance allowed to buy health insurance. That's an entirely different system than someone that is arguing for Medicare for all or a single payer type system. You need a road gradual way to get there. Then we can start with Medicare for all who want it by making some version of Medicare. Can't it's are going to use these terms maybe loosely and probably going to be able to get away with that for very long. An actual policy from you instead of dislike platitudes and nice stories. In one person has been criticized now by voters for not offering enough specifics is better aerobic. But look at the so-called donor primary right now he's team says he brought in six point one million dollars one hundred twenty five thousand individual donations just on his first day on the trail. So we'll see if that inspires him to be any more specific maryalice helping us to code some of this lingo. Thank you. Thank. Emin lasting imagine showing up to the same job for years and staying silent everyday well yesterday at the supreme court there were excited murmurs in the seats. When a Justice asked a simple question about a nineteen Ninety-six jury selection. The story here is not what was asked people were shot by who was asking it. Because this was the first question from Clarence Thomas in three years Justice Thomas is famously quiet on the bench before this three year streak. He refused to ask a question for a full decade. There are no further questions. There was actually sound of this moment. One question reporter said they were literal gasps in the room. Right. Ben from suspending your second amendment, right? And then Thomas goes back and forth with his lawyer for seven minutes better case if it is gun crime. It's guys got stuff to say. Sometimes generally, though, lots of lawyers have said the seems like a dereliction of duty. Right. Some of them have questioned whether he's closing his eyes or just taking a nap Thomas, though, says lawyers usually make their. Best arguments uninterrupted, and that his colleagues, frankly talked too much. That's probably Mike you to shut up. Hey, it's a good day to get your friend to subscribe for those of you who have just subscribed. Recently, led you here for the ride as always more on these stories everyday at ABC, news dot com or the news app. I'm Brad milkey see them on. 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Full Episode: Friday, February 15, 2019

"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash perspective. That's indeed dot com slash perspective from ABC news. This is perspective. A closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed. I'm Aaron Katersky. Coming up, President Trump reacts to what some are calling down payment on his proposed border wall. I can't say I'm happy. I can't say I'm thrilled. But the walls getting built in for signing a cure for an emerging devastating disease. We did everything the CDC said to do we did everything paediatrician tells you to do. And this crazy thing is still happen to us and we sit down with Bill Gates, the discuss gender inequality and taxing the rich. Maybe we could have drawn more women in if we were a little less intense about it. So in retrospect, you think that's something you could have. Oh, yeah. All ahead on perspective. President Trump said earlier this week he was not pleased with the compromise border agreement reached by bipartisan house and Senate negotiators. I can't say I'm happy. I can't say I'm thrilled. But the walls getting Bill regardless the president expressed his desire though, to avoid a government shutdown the fight over border security and a wall has been the central talking point among lawmakers for several weeks and for more on that and everything else happening in Washington DC, we turn to our White House correspondent ABC's Karen Travers, and the president has been signaling for months that if he did not get the money. He wanted from congress. He would declare a national emergency or try to do some sort of executive action. He's looking at three pots of my one is the one point four billion signed off on by congress. The other is the national emergency declaration in the White House says that would allow the president to shift about three point five billion dollars from the Pentagon's military construction budget toward construction of a border wall and the third pot of money is this executive action. And they say that's roughly about three billion dollars that can be put together. So all told we're looking here at a plan from the president for about eight billion dollars for construction of a border wall. But Aaron only that one point four billion approved by congress is safe. That's the only thing that can be put into action immediately. We're expecting legal challenges very quickly. In fact, we're told the Justice department warned the White House that an emergency declaration is almost certainly going to be blocked by the courts, at least on a temporary basis senior White House officials say they're confident that the ultimately win this case. But I think Aaron you got to think about this here. It is not immediate. There will be no, you know, groundbreaking ceremonies next week because of the president shifting this money. This is going to get tied up in court for some time. Some legal experts told us, it might even outlast the rest of the president's first term. I got almost one point four billion dollars. When I wasn't supposed to get one dollars. Not one dollar. He's not going to get one dollar. Well, I got one point four billion. But I'm not. Happy with it. We have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people, and it's unacceptable. Sadly, we'll be sued, and sadly, it'll go through a process and happily will win. I think maybe sees. Karen Travers with us from the White House. President Trump saying he is signing a national emergency to redirect treasury and defense funding for a wall along the southern border. He said, it's a great thing to do because of what he called an invasion of our country with drugs with human traffickers with all types of criminals, and gangs. Karen, and the president certainly push back on the questions about criticisms that this plan is getting up on Capitol Hill because this is not just Democrats saying that the president is overreaching here by declaring the national emergency and going around congress to get border wall. Funding Republicans are also very upset that this is the way he's decided to do this. They've been warning about it for weeks. The president said not too many people have criticized him. He also said he expects this will end up in court. Which of course, is what most legal experts say too. And this process is going to take a long time. But the president, you know, I think if we were expecting him to come out and make a really hard sell on why this was a victory for him. When certainly you hear from even Republicans on the record conservative Republicans who say this was a loss for the president. He said everybody was expecting. He would get zero dollars for a wall. Well, he says he got one point four billion for border barriers and he's gonna figure out a way to get billions more think another notable aspect of this event. Aaron was the optics of it. When the president comes out in the rose garden and delivers remarks, and it's a place he really likes to give remarks in he very much favors that environment. He's often surrounded by members of his cabinet who stand up there for an hour and a half with him the lawmakers or their everyday Americans to make a policy point the president. Aaron was standing there alone didn't have members of his own party come down and flank him for this big announcement. And he was also working off a teleprompter without a teleprompter. So all of that you. Heard was just the president riffing for quite some time. Maybe she's Karen Travers our White House. Correspondent karen? Thank you. Thank you. Us-backed forces made a final push this week to retake the last territory in Syria held by ISIS, although it seems to Mark the end of a protracted battle those on the ground field of differently. According to our foreign correspondent, James Longman. He spoke with our Brad Mielke this week from northeastern Syria talked to James Longman, he was just about to cross from Iraq over the border James where are you? Now. Can you tell us? Yeah, we are in a town in northeast Syria. It's kind of used as a base of operations full coalition full says the cuts and the Americans as they battled his south of hair. It's a couple of hundred kilometers is still down to the phone line in by Gu's. But this pot series still has been badly affected. We're kind of coming in and out of power shortages, go basically, no connectivity. So you just get a sense of just how badly affected huge tranches of this country have been what is it like in those other towns at this point. Like, what does it look like so much of Syria has basically been Iraised in these towns, basically, there's nothing left. So people have had. To flee from the rubble to make their way to refugee camps. This is an individual couple of months, and they lived in a place in Syria under Rice's control. Now, this is where they live. We spend the day in one of the larger ones on the Iraqi, Syria Boorda. It's ballooned something like thirty thousand people living that diamond FEMA Haim, we'll buy that. Dingy little Koran jewelry. I'm in a man and his wife and five children. He told me stories of just how dismal conditions were no food, no medicine his wife gave birth inside the caliphate family fled head to get away from the terror group. And they now have six month old twins Muhammad in south via met these two children sitting in that tent in the dusty desert camp. She told me that they had so little food. They had to eat gross. And she wasn't producing any milk anymore for her children. So she said to me I had to choose risk death by starvation all risk death trying to escape and they did the latter. Like, what is that journey? Like is it literally them walking or they hitch a ride? I mean, how do they get there where you are? Well, they were in a town called Susa and they decided, but it was it had gotten too much. So one night they decided to just start walking. And it took them six hours in the freezing cold. She recounts the story of these will they would have been men full month old twin babies screaming from Hunga during the night sleeping on the frozen ground. Just all they could do was walk that no other way of getting out. But their experience is the experience of thousands of people in fact across Syria and Iraq, millions have been displaced. This is an entire generation that has been lost in. This part of the world. But there was a big difference between the caliphate being dismantled an ISIS as an organization being beaten. And I certainly don't think and no one here thinks that ISIS goes away off to this town is retaken in as you're seeing with your own eyes. Apparently, so many lives to repair and just what will it take to make these people feel safe ever again. James, thanks for checking in thanks. Coming up El Chapo convicted. And we go one on one with Bill Gates on perspective after this. These days news comes out of Washington so fast. It can be hard to keep up. I just don't think this is going to play out the way everybody thinks it's going to play out. We're getting giancarl prediction. Look, we need special music for this. I'm ABC news political director Rick Klein, join me along with ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Every week as we break down the facts and turn to Washington insiders with tough questions on the powerhouse politics podcasts. Or are you going to talk to moan I'm looking forward to listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app? Welcome back to perspective on Aaron Katersky. Drug kingpin, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman was found guilty of ten charges this week by a federal jury in New York up shop, oh took drug smuggling to a level ever seen before essentially inventing, the modern drug trade ABC's Matt gunman with more. When the plane carrying El Chapo touchdown in your two years ago. World's most wanted Narko looked confused overwhelmed even asking the DA agent where I'm on the web at York. They told you his face says it all the most powerful drug Lord ever to live produced to tears in the hands of US federal agents now key El Chapo whose bond the Werra facing life bars after a long trial found him guilty on ten charges related his dippy. His deadly criminal enterprise being sin alone cartel whose conviction respect will bring a sentence of life. Without the possibility of parole is a sense from which there is no escape and no return he managed to allude capture for years even escaping prison. Twice. Gu's mon- made billions pouring poison over our southern border drugs. Smuggled in bananas mistresses smuggled in tunnels diamond encrusted handguns and the civil Loa cartels corruption, which some say penetrated the Mexican government with one witness testifying a one hundred million dollar bribe who's made to former Mexican president and Rickett pin. And yet, oh, he denies the accusation the near mythic tale of El Chapo, brought crashing down by an army of law enforcement agencies chief among them, the DA Ray Donovan has been hunting chop for the better. Part of two decades. He really controlled his entire empire. And he did it on purpose troppled in trust anyone, and what kind of message does it send to other drug traffickers says very clearly that if we can get our hands on El Chapo, I would say we can get our hands on anyone. It's been in operation years in the making involving over twenty two agencies in spanning two countries. He is probably one of the most vicious well organized bad guys, this world's ever seen Jack Riley spent an entire career at the DA tracking down L chop. Oh, he planned his business model on cops not talking to cops. And what his downfall was we got better. And better at it. Final rate leading to his capture and extradition a gun battle. L chop a yearly slipping away through the sewer before being prohibited by Mexican authorities. How did the extradition play out? We were concerned. Hey, a few already scape from this prison. There's an opportunity for him to do it again, give him credit to to Mexican government. They realized they had to get him out of Mexico just how he managed to evade capture while amassing a fourteen billion dollar fortune running the world's largest drug smuggling ring laid bare over his lengthy trial a trial marked by unprecedented security, jurors many of whom were scared for their lines. They'll Joppa was one of the chief architects behind the opioid crisis an expert manipulator who had infiltrated the police and his influence and power over subordinates was so complete one testified that he even underwent a number of plastic surgeries to fool authorities on his trail, another subordinate telling the court about a smuggling operation that bra. Five hundred million dollars of cocaine into LA inside cans of hollow paintings every year. Then there was the weeping mistress who testified that she shop fled naked from Mexican marines through a tunnel hidden beneath a bathtub a story, she detailed in front of Mons. Glamorous young wife who dutifully sat in court every day of the trial, his strolling multi-national drug empire extended across the globe and into every major American city from York tissue Congo. The Chicago crime commission designated him as public enemy number one his smugglers aided by innovative techniques, invented by the drug Lord himself, drugs hidden on boats and cars, but perhaps most notably in tunnels. We got access to some of the choppers infamous tunnels back in two thousand sixteen. Suffice it to say that wherever built this Unal, probably not the first try their some expertise and experience here. From above ground. Just an average looking home. Wow. Here at one point thirties believed there were close to two hundred functioning tunnels along the US Mexico border. One thing seems clear a wall is no match for the sin alot cartel. Until the end Joppa maintained his innocence. His defense team only putting up one witness to the prosecution's fifty six the defense claiming he was the victim of an elaborate conspiracy. Now, sixty one notorious drug Lord has run out of his skates. He exchanged a thumbs up with his wife before being escorted out of the courtroom. This week Bill and Melinda gates released. Their annual letter outlining what they see as the major trends and solutions for the year ahead. Microsoft founder spoke to our Brad milkey on ABC news is daily podcast start here about taxing the wealth and gender inequality. The tech industry. It's kind of a weird time to be a billionaire. Right. We've got a first billionaire president. But he campaigned on the idea that powerbrokers are taking you for a ride the rich people actually don't like me, which is sort of interesting. And that's fine. You know, what I like that trade around the world populist? Outrage has been on the rise and billionaires will tell you they're the ones in a unique position to change the world for the better and one of the men who popularized. This whole type of thinking was for a long time. The richest man of the world the former head of Microsoft, Bill Gates now, of course, he runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in every year. He and his wife put out this letter, outlining what they see as the major trends and solutions for the year ahead. I went to this big fancy hotel on Fifth Avenue, and I got to sit down with Bill Gates for quick interview. So thanks so much for being with us. You recently he's been asked what he thinks about new taxes on people like him superwealthy and one point he called the theory about ignoring deficits, crazy talk. And so I started by asking if a tax hike say a. Ninety percent marginal tax rate was a good idea. No, no, no, no, no. You can have the the focusing on the ordinary income rate, actually. You may not be whether it's the most potential we have more progressive presentation. I've been the most pro estate tax person, you know, other billionaires don't agree with me. But I, you know, the peop- I disagree that we should get rid of the estate tax. I think it should be collective and more money. We should be more progressive. It's the capital gains. And come though, that tends to be taxed the least. And for the very rich. They didn't get rich from ordinary income from a salary that was the shares they own and so if you're going to be more progressive, you should probably look at that you see in income inequality as a major issue right now. How do you solve that? Without it being a simple attacks fix. Well. No. We should we should have more progressive tax system. According to me, not infinitely progressive. You know, if you've sees everybody's well, then you do get innovation problems. Another part of your letter. You talk about. Male anger. Right. And I think that something that a lot of Americans have been thinking about lately, you talk about me. Right. I mean in the last couple of years, especially so you talked about your experience with some young men in and sort of how you how you talked about dealing with that. But we specifically heard about stories from the tech industry from back in the day. Like when you and Steve Jobs, and all these guys are coming up are there moments from back, then when you go, oh there were maybe gender related issues, or male anger issues that I wasn't paying attention to that. I was part of the problem. Well, certainly the intensity I brought to the job, you know, working day and night being kind of modern maniacal. You know, I'm sure for some of the people who worked for me didn't get their best performance. Now, you know, sadly, we were it was mostly young males working on these things. And you know, maybe we could have drawn more women in if we were a little bit less intense about. So in retrospect, you think that's something you could have changed, and I've certainly grown a lot over the decades. You know at the foundation, we need quite a mix of people not just men and women, but you know, people from different parts of the world. People who skill set us more in the field, you know, her less analytical. And yet we need the analytical types too. So particularly melinda's help, you know, I do think my style of management or motivating people. You know has has developed over time. Now, you know, certainly days we did get a lot done. I say, but you know, I bet I push things too hard on a lot of the time. So I wanted to ask you about Jeff Bezos, according to basis AM, I threatened to publish embarrassing intimate photos of the Amazon, founder and less. He stopped his investigation into just how the National Enquirer obtained text messages between bazo and is reported girlfriend Lawrence Sanchez via attorney for the chairman of the tabloids parent company denying those allegations in an interview with George Jeff as says extortion blackmail. Absolutely, not extortion and not blackmail. What did you think of his decision to come forward? The way he has in recent weeks talking about himself being target. Yeah. I don't know the particulars there in I do think that Japanese backed the Washington Post in a way, that's a good thing. I do think, you know, Amazon's innovations bring good things, I think he's, you know, super innovative we actually compete Microsoft competes with Amazon cloud. Those are the two leading cloud companies both in Seattle. And so I think there's a lot to admire about Jeff. I hope he continues to do. Well, you're supporting well, I always. I think he's he's contributed law. I thank you so much Mr. all right by coming up a year since the massacre in parking. You sit down with survivors and victims parents to discuss progress on perspective after this are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash perspective. That's indeed dot com slash perspective from ABC news. This is perspective. Closer look at the week's top stories and stories you may have missed. I'm Aaron Katersky. Coming up how in-vehicle security systems are saving lives, but for one year after the deadliest school shooting in US history. We speak with survivors and parents victims from the massacre in parkland, Florida, some of turn their pain into activism to fight for stronger gun laws and ABC's ju Chang has more on their story. But dad. I was at the end stat. This is the room. My daughter used to dance I expected to continue watching my daughter dance to go to competitions. Over the years. I've just this room has been a part of my life. You know, all those dreams that I had as a dad for my daughter base started in this those dreams to watch his child's hopes realized were ripped from Fred gutten Burks hands one year ago on Valentine's Day, there's an active shooter situation in south Florida seventeen dead after a shooting rampage inside of Florida high school. It was the scene we all hoped. We would never see again a school shooting this time at Marjory stoneman Douglas high school in parkland, Florida, I hear at least nine gunshots. It was just what the other the other by took a book, and I held it up like this. And I was holding it it was just a defensive measure, and it helped me feel a little better. Like, I was safer. He kept shooting through the retain rectangular window. It hit two people who are near to me. Me in total seventeen lives were cut short. Three faculty members fourteen students Fred's freshman daughter. Jamie was one of them. Barely twenty four hours after her murder. Fred took to the podium at a vigil Jamie was such a special kid all of the kids here are and I just went up, and I just started letting it loose. What is unfazed amenable is Jamie took a bullet and is dead. I. I don't know what I do next his first steps in a search for new purpose? But I can tell you. Don't tell me. There's no such thing as gun violence. It happened in parkland. I remember saying that night this time they messed with the wrong community and the wrong dad in the year that followed Fred became one of many parkland, parents and students who turned their grief into drumbeat, Shan. Your comments this week? And those of our president have been pathetically. Weak confronting lawmakers on the national stage fight for your lives before it someone else's child becoming accidental activists and perhaps forever change in the debate over gun violence. The students behind the March for our lives rally are holding steadfast in their mission. For commonsense gun reform. We've got a main office Jacqueline Coren and Ryan dyke showed us inside their headquarters a tiny office that spawned a nationwide movement. This is a photo from the March on the twenty fourth little people over there. We were that dot and the fact that where here talking to you almost a year later, and we're still going and growing means the world because people still care their first steps activists came just days after the shooting. This. Jacklin led a group of park Ling students to the Florida state capitol. A student organized movement. They called never again demanding more than just thoughts and prayers from state lawmakers within a month action in Florida and a partial win for gun control advocates governor, Rick Scott signed a law that increased both funding for school security and raised the legal age to buy an assault weapon to twenty one to students at Marjory stoneman Douglas high school. You made your voices. Welcome to the revolution. But the satisfied on March twenty four th last year a mere six weeks after the shooting they lead a rally in the nation's capital where hundreds of thousands of amassed at what is said to be the largest protest against gun violence in US history. This is real life. This is reality. This is what's happening in our country and around the world today. I am here today to acknowledge represent the African American girls who stories don't make the front page of every national newspaper. I've learned to duck from before I learnt how to read. But this week in parkland that progress is overshadow by painful anniversary if has felt like the longest year of my life. But at the same time it's felt like it's gone by in a flash for students. Like Lauren hog a core member of March for our lives alongside her brother. David February fourteenth is a stark reminder of the friends. She lost the innocence that was robbed. Anybody out my school? Anybody who lost a child lost Valentine's Day when we go to the stores, and we go outside and we see happy Valentine's Day letters. We see even bouquets of flowers for me. I have flashbacks to kids running down the hall screaming holding onto their bouquets of flowers last year with gunshots. We are not going away too. Many people are dying. This year was forty thousand more than traffic accidents any legislator who thinks they shouldn't be taking some kind of action to reduce that number. You should prepare to be fired because your week I'm certain she's on my shoulder now Ellen. You can't put up with this. And you need to be strong. Coming up some call it modern day polio. Tell you. How experts are trying to find a cure for a brutal disease on perspective after this. Hey, I'm Dan Harris from ABC news, and I have a podcast, and you listen to it. It's called ten percent, happier. It's all about how to stay sane in our increasingly insane world, we talked to everybody from the Dalai Lama signs bulletin for human to rupaul you have to explore this life. It's fun and interesting may even change your life. If you listen to it for free on apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Aaron Katersky. Doctors are racing to find out more about an emerging disease acute flaccid myositis or af it's a devastating illness. That is being compared to a modern day polio because of the similar paralyzing symptoms. There's no vaccine or cure ABC news chief medical correspondent, Dr Jennifer Ashton has more. For the last two months. Four year old Camden car has been at the Kennedy Krieger institute in Baltimore fighting for his life wherever. You're getting better day by day, which is father, Chris and the rest of his family. Keeping vigil Camden 's body is recovering from the aftermath of a vicious modern day medical mystery one that nearly killed him. How that is. So cool buddy and has now left a once active boy. Mostly paralyzed great for is getting better on those long process. His diagnosis acute flaccid myositis or a FM a devastating illness being compared to polio because of their similar paralyzing symptoms. Af FM strikes quickly and mostly in children. First appearing like a normal cold. But in its wake victims are left in a state of partial or full paralysis that can lead to death. It has a flickered five hundred forty three children in the United States since two thousand fourteen it has no known vaccine or cure, and the cause is unclear mystifying doctors and experts Camden car was one of at least two hundred ten children across forty states to contract. Af FM in the twentieth. Eighteen outbreak. Until doctors better understand FM. The only help for children like Camden is hours of daily. Physical therapy Camden likely faces a lifetime of recovery in two thousand fourteen. There was a sudden outbreak avai FM the center for disease control and prevention created a task force and started tracking and researching this perplexing disorder or a number of different viruses, autoimmune conditions that can lead to the exact same symptoms in the exact same findings on an MRI specialist. Dr Benjamin Greenberg has worked with the CDC and has treated patients with FM since two thousand nine he's one of several doctors across the country trying to solve this mystery or read of the data says that between July and November during these years of two thousand fourteen sixteen and eighteen the majority of children were probably impacted by this group of enter viruses. That's why experts believe there's a link between the occurrence of specific via. Irises and why outbreaks of af FM happened roughly every two years experts like Dr Greenberg fear, it could become even worse. Mutate become more virulent and caused more cases of paralysis over years to come the latest outbreak began making headlines across the country last October, the lack of information has left families like Camden, urging health officials to do more nervous than glad than I'm building for my son in November Chris car traveled to Washington DC with several other families to meet with members of congress and the CDC sorta hard enough on people that are doing go. There's their children, it's even harder. When you gotta deal with the the that's not doing their job is growing frustration towards health officials is a sentiment that Robin Roberts feels more than most. We did everything the CDC said to do we did everything pediatrician tells you to do this crazy things still happen to us in two thousand fourteen after a perfectly. Family pizza night. Robinson Carter went from being a healthy three year old boy to a quadriplegic is something wasn't right. I knew this was something out of the ordinary at that time, admittedly, even less was known about this disease. The doctors treating Carter were left. Scrambling for answers, many having never seen anything like this before it would take the doctors ten days several spinal taps and an MRI to eventually determine Carter had a FM for two years, Robin and her family became fulltime caregivers to Carter putting him through intense physical therapy. You're trying to do all the things that all of those wonderful professionals did for your child to help them. But it's just mom and dad on September twenty second of twenty eighteen Carter passed away from respiratory complications. She said were related to a FM called my husband who is out with our oldest daughter. I scream that something wasn't right. It wasn't more than two minutes. That the alarms were going off on all of us machines in I went down Robyn and her family have pushed health officials to put more focus on AM FM in hopes of sparing other families the pain, they have endured. I think the CDC could be following these cases more closely. I applaud them for putting together the task force that just recently started. But I think the efforts are long overdue for her. It's personal the CDC still has an acknowledged her son. Carter's death was a result of a FM. The CDC tells ABC news in a statement CDC is very concerned about a FM, adding we have established an af AFL task force of national experts to help us develop a comprehensive research agenda. We value the experiences and stories of parents whose children have a FM and pledged to work with them to find the cause in December. It was time for little Camden to come home. And the burden of care with heavily on his father or stores. Kids fed a fan show from the problems of they've had ongoing through the whole situation despite facing an uncertain future Chris's doing all he can. To remain hopeful on this opened the different than the others. I think I feel for the family that did lose their child and walking out imagine what they go through. But I just hope that's not true. Coming up the difference between life and death. GM's popular in-car security system came to be on perspective after this haven't dreamed, but don't know where to begin. I didn't want to be limited looking for wisdom for women who've already been there, you will constantly be given the opportunity to lose yourself. Welcome to ABC's. No limits. I'm your host, Rebecca Jarvis. And each week. We're talking to the game changing women about success lessons learned along the way. And of course, the worst advice and really thought about this worst advice ever, you can hear new episodes of no limits every week on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. This is perspective from ABC news. I'm Aaron Katersky in an emergency situation on the road seconds camp in vehicle safety technology. Could mean the difference between life and death ABC's? Alec stone reports on the effectiveness of one popular in-car security system. And how it was created. I'm Tara Martin. I have a child in the car if you own a GM vehicle you may have used on star before to get help maybe not for an emergency. But for an everyday need like asking for directions or dinner reservations. But chances are you've never thought about what goes into making it possible to hit a red SOS button on your rear view mirror and for help to be on the other end. What can be the scariest time of your life? Relation for you. And I'm gonna be right here with you on stores. Command center is at General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit to got to go inside to watch on star and action. Command center is run by Kathy Bishop. This is our situation room. Kathy used to run a nine one one call center in Michigan. Now, she's in charge of emergency services at onstar making sure that when you need emergency help it gets to you like during large scale disasters. If we are dealing with horrific flooding somewhere, we know that people will need evacuation routes if they're able to drive how busy does this room get when there's some kind of an event going on in the US, we're quite busy, and the kind of things that we're doing is we're interfacing with county emergency management agency state emergency management FEMA the Red Cross. But that's during extreme circumstances. Day to day on stars used by drivers all over the country when they've had an accident or having a medical emergency call centers in the US and Canada answer. Plan for monsters emergency team, you're taking your child's hospital. She's laboring breeze with an ambulance deal. On star advisors are accredited to give lifesaving instructions while waiting for paramedics to arrive on scene. Watching very closely. And look pretty changing only about half of the nine one one centers in the US are able or have chosen to certify their call takers to provide pre arrival instructions, so what we were finding is before we trained our advisers to do this about half of the time. Our only guidance to them was to listen to the sirens in you're talking about an extended response time in your baby's not breathing that was not acceptable for us to give that guidance. And because of that on star got its advisers the accreditation needed to give lifesaving instructions led by Dr Paul stigler. An expert in emergency medicine who trains on starred visors on how to handle emergency calls. We talked to Dr stigler from Milwaukee did lives saved. And we know that we know that there have been people who get CPR right away. And by doing the CPR it allows the heart to keep going into be resuscitate and and to into live. We've had at examples of that the onstar team says it makes sense to call because they can offer those pre arrival instructions plus Kathy bishops says they can help when nine one one maybe overloaded with calls, and they can offer precise location guidance to emergency responder he technology in the ants star quipped vehicle, we have a separate GPS unit. So the locations that are transmitted from our vehicles are in many cases, far superior to what you might transmit on your cell phone and unlike your cell phone GM vehicles will call on star automats when it senses there's been a crash from the situation room. We made our way into the command center itself. This is the command center, this is where it all comes together. Yes, it looks like a mini NASA. Mission control large screens on the wall showing calls coming in in the middle. There's a giant map of the US covered in red and blue Don the red dots. Represent a red emergency. Keep press in a vehicle and then the red triangles represent an automatic crash when Dr stigler training. Into play from the moment that somebody calls. They have all the resources that they can give them to have the best outcome possible. ABC news. This has been perspective. If you want to listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the perspective podcast. Give us a review. If you've got the time tell us what you'd like to hear in the future. You can find it on apple podcasts defy Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcast. You can also find perspective and other ABC news shows ABC news, podcast dot com. Perspective is produced by Eric Malla? ABC news. Aaron katersky. 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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast from ABC news. This is perspective. A closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed. I'm Aaron Katersky. Coming up President Trump's calls for a border wall continue as the shutdown goes on asking all of our citizens to call. Your democrat lawmakers and ask them to pass a Bill that secures our border protects our country and now reopened our government turmoil in the UK carries on meetings. We'll be taking place between senior government representatives, including myself and groups of MP's who represent the widest possible range of us, Macron's parliament, we remember an American dance icon thought it was interesting to really delve into the idea of his life as in women. It's all black and Brown, folks. Then later realize like, oh, this is not just all black Brown. Hope this is like all right. All humans all ahead on perspective. The government shutdown entered its fourth week as President Trump's calls for funding border wall continue mascot, all of our citizens to call your democrat lawmakers and asked them to pass a Bill that secures up order protects our country and now reopened our government. House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the president to delay his state of the union address citing security concerns for more on President Trump's week and everything else happening in Washington. We turn to our White House correspondent ABC's Karen Travers when we last left. There was a squabble over the state of the union, and then a congressional trip that Nancy Pelosi was supposed to be onto Afghantistan. And it doesn't seem like there is any resolution ahead here. Karen, there's been no progress at all Aaron not even an inch forward since the president sat down with house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer last Wednesday at the White House January ninth they were here. Republican congressional leaders were here they met with the president and the president walk. Out after fourteen minutes and wrote on Twitter that it was a total waste of time. Nothing has changed since that meeting this week. We saw the president sit down with rank and file members that you know, showing their continuing these conversations and talking about border security talking about the shutdown. But there were no major breakthrough all week. More federal workers are left hanging including ones that are now being recalled to help the government function. Yes. So the president in some ways, you could say he's trying to reopen the government, but not actually reopen the government bring back several thousand IRS workers because taxis in his quickly approaching bring back State Department workers because of concerns about diplomatic issues and security, and we're seeing this happen at different agencies because these employees are now being deemed a sense essential. Because they're starting to realize what happens when all of a sudden, you take them off the job the important thing here is none of them are getting paid. They've already missed one paycheck next Friday would be the second miss paycheck. It's a really troubling story to look out of how close to the edge. So many Americans are just by missing one paycheck and Simon Karen of whether there's a tipping point approaching or even what that is. That's been the big question. Okay. This'll be the week that something big makes everybody change their mind and come back to the negotiating table. And the speculation was it could be a massive call out by TSA workers clogging airports in really frustrating people who have nothing to do with this. But just want to get to their destination. We haven't seen that happen yet. We haven't seen, you know, major delays with tax refunds things like that. And nobody in Washington is willing to say on the record what they think the tipping point will be a, but they do think that at some point it has to becoming and certainly speculation that perhaps for the president is he watches the stock market very closely. If they see that this shutdown starts to have a big impact on investors. Perhaps that's a. Something that opens his is a bit more to this. There's been a lot of reporting this week about the impact on federal contractors. You know, we've heard a lot about the custody and the security guards at federal buildings who won't get back pay. But these are those millions and millions of dollars contracts that private firms have with the government, and we're hearing stories that their workers are now being kept off the job because the government isn't paying on some of these projects that they're going money on. So this is could have very significant ripple effects across the economy, even this week, Aaron we saw the White House revised their projections to say just how potentially damaging this is almost doubling the impact on economic growth ABC's. Karen Travers, our White House. Correspondent karen? Thank you. Thank you. Republican congressman Steve king faced fierce backlash this week after comments he made about white supremacy. He has shown no sign of stepping down. I'm it mounting pressure from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. ABC's John Mahovlich has been reporting on this story. He talked about it with our Brad Mielke on ABC's daily podcast start here. In the house. There was this full blown firestorm. This reckoning over congressman named Steve king. Congressman Bobby rush. Democrat of Illinois announced that he will introduce a resolution to formerly censure king citing quote pattern of despicable comments. Steve king is from Iowa. He's super-conservative, and what are the areas where he gets the most fired up is immigration. We could also electrify this this wire with the kind of current there wouldn't kill somebody. But it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. And we do that with livestock all the time critics have called them straight up racist. But recently he went so far that Democrats decided to officially call him out on the house floor. They were joined by Republicans who decided to do something even more damaging ABC's, John for Hove, it covers congress, and so John how did we get here? Like, what it sees king actually say, well, Brad, it's important to note that this is this is a man Steve king, the congressman who is well known for saying a lot of controversial things for everyone who's evaluate or and there's another hundred out there that. One hundred and thirty pounds, and they've got calves decides of cantaloupes because they're all in seventy five pounds of marijuana across the desert, really, this stems from a comment that he made to the New York Times in an interview where he questioned why the terms white nationalism white supremacy and western civilization, he questioned why those terms are offensive, and that really seemed to spark a lot of outrage not just on the left, but about among many members of king's own party. Wait, he said when did white supremacy become a bad thing? What does that mean? Right. So I I think this is language that you hear get thrown around a lot on the fringe on the far, right? These terms like, white nationalist. But I think critics would say that this language is pretty much overtly racist or Steve king said this was taken out of context. Right. The he was just talking at that moment about apologizing for western civilization. Not not white supremacy. Critics of said, though, what you just pointed to that white nationalist have kind of used these groupings of phrases to make really racist insinuation. So. Everyone was kind of looking to see what Republicans would do. Right, right. So this is a pretty significant development among the Republican caucus Republicans got together. And Kevin McCarthy. The house minority leader decided to not seat king on any of the committees for this new congress, which is really a significant development Brad because basically strips king of any of his discernible powers in congress this entire session. Well, I mean, you know, there are other options, right? Like, the congress decided to issue this disapproval thing, they could censor him right of the kick him out of congress. So is this really a tipping point or Republicans still sort of in wait-and-see mode is right? Well, I mean, there definitely was a growing chorus of a lot of high profile Republicans that came out and commented on this. You had Senator Mitt Romney. He said was reprehensible and other lead to his resignation from the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell also issued a very strongly worded statement. But the way that you know, that this is a big deal is something that Kevin McCarthy said, which is you know, we're not going to go as far as to kick Steve king out of congress. But that's up for the voters of Iowa to decide, and that's actually a big deal this cycle because king has a significant primary challenger already in state Senator Randy Fien stra who has already announced that he's going to try and primary king, and that could be really really really big deal come to come next year. Yeah. For one of these very very visible members of congress to be told by everyone else in the Cauca. This. We we'd rather people vote for somebody else. John Hoult Vic in Washington. Hey, thanks a lot. Thanks. Coming up the UK in political turmoil. And the latest details on the case of rescue team. Jamie cloths on perspective after this. I'm ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl from campaigns and controversies Putin bear responsibility for this may he may to store summits and stork tweets you elaborate on that. I don't think it's at all fighting his ability to get his job done. Join me and ABC's Rick Klein every week as we break down the biggest political stories of the day on the powerhouse politics podcasts. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective on Kitchener sqi. British Prime Minister Theresa may pleaded with lawmakers ahead of this week's vote to accept her deal for leaving the European Union. Zang rejection would undermine the public's faith in democracy. Her heavily criticized deal was rejected throwing the political future of the United Kingdom into uncertainty. Once again now, she is working with bombmakers makers to pass a Brexit deal as their March deadline loons meetings will be taking place between senior government representatives, including myself and groups of NP's who represent the widest possible range of us across parliament ABC. Sherry Preston spoke with our Tom rivers in London to break down. What happened and what's at stake? Everything we hear about chaos and political turmoil in this country can be probably summed up in tenfold when it comes to to Great Britain, and what's going on there. I mean, they're Graham fixations of the Brexit vote. The down vote a no they're really significant, and we're joined by ABC's, Tom rivers who is works at our our. Our foreign desk in London, Tom where did we get here? Can you give us a real quick snapshot? Yeah. Let's go back about what two and a half years ago. There was a referendum in the UK and by a margin of fifty two to forty eight then prime Minister, David Cameron, put it before the country. They said let let's get out of Europe. It was as simple if you will statement of that kind. And yes, since then the replacement Prime Minister Theresa may has been working on a plan after all of that time. And basically she has not worked with any other politicians from other parties you came up with this had to be submitted before parliament Tuesday night. It was it was defeated the worst defeat in modern British history. Scolding scolding rebuke to her efforts and that was four hundred thirty two to two hundred eighteen members of her own party peel off and gave her the thumbs down the next day of haute of no confidence. She has. Survived that, but by very very narrow margin. A lot of those politicians inter-party supported her not because they had a change of thought over twenty four hours. But because they're worried about a snap election, which many of them would lose their jobs their positions, given the mood of the country. So that's where we are right now. She's back to formulating plan b new if you will plan to get out of Europe that may be acceptable to people in the UK and to the European Union. She has to submit the roadmap for that on Monday. And then a week later parliament gets vote on it again give it the thumbs up or thumbs down very very dramatic events. Here. We'll see if she can somehow get the rest of the politicians from the various parties together to find some consensus. But boy that's going to be very very difficult and the clock to Sherry's ticking about seventy days left until this deadline approaches where a deal has to be struck with Brussels. Let's talk about the regular. People on the streets. I would imagine. I mean, I I know that Brexit is very different for people who are in London as opposed to those who are in the countryside and further out places much like it is in this country. What are people saying about this exit plan? What if they can't get it done? I mean, I know that everybody's saying oh my gosh. What are we going to do? But all my gosh. What are you going to do? The problem is it's all along a piece of string the pro. Th there could be an extension of what's called article fifty. You could go back to the European Union because nothing is really really set in granite. You could say yes, the deadline's approaching. No. We haven't done our homework, we need if you were months to work this out that would be a possibility. Also, the fact that the European Union says if you just want to revoke article fifty you can stay in the club this bad two and a half years never happened. You're you're back in the European Union that could happen as well. We could if she's unsuccessful see a general election in the next few weeks. That's a possibility we could even see a sec. Second referendum putting it back to the country saying, yes what you did two and a half years ago. You said he wanted to leave. We'll now this answer may be a different answer to that question. Let's put it out to the country. Do you want to stay in the European Union? Bead you want a clean break or see? Do you want? This kind of middle of the road fudge kind of compromise. And see see we're goes from there. Everything is froth though. All of these options are fraught with their own specific problems. Right. Exactly, tom. It has been a tumultuous week in Great Britain. And I think it's going to be a tumultuous three or four months for you guys as well. So good luck. And thanks again for all your hard work. Thanks. This week. We learned of chilling new details in the case of kidnapped. Teen, Jamie, close the young Wisconsin girl said she was forced to stay under the suspects bed and her mother was made to tape her own mouth shut before she was killed according to a new criminal complaint for more on the case ABC's, Alex Perez, an explosion of chilling headlines detailing the brutal kidnapping of thirteen year old Jamie Kloss spotted at her school bus stop mom made to tape her mouth. Shut her parents murdered in cold blood crawled out of captivity after months of alleged abuse. Mr. Patterson is your name address and data birth correct? On the complaint. The first glimpse of the man accused of kidnapping thirteen-year-old, Jamie clause since the Wisconsin teen escaped a heroin eighty eight days in captivity. Twenty one year old Jake Thomas Patterson appeared via video link before a judge and was formerly charged with two counts of intentional homicide one count of kidnapping and one count of armed burglary. I will set bail at five million dollars. Prosecutors releasing a criminal complaint containing Patterson's alleged confession laying out with. They say are the details into the planning of Jamie's kidnapping the murder of her parents and help Patterson hit and terrorize the teen holding her hostage in his own home. The state asks you to consider the efforts he took to conceal himself the modifications that he made to his vehicle so the police wouldn't find him back that he wiped down the shotgun. That was located at his house and the shells that were used to kill James and unease by his own words. So that no DNA or fingerprints would be found documents reveal with Jamie and her. Her captor allege happened on the night. She was kidnapped. Jamie says she awakened her parents Denise and James after seeing a car pull into their driveway after midnight. She said her father went to the front door where there was a man with a gun. So she and her mother hid in the bathroom. She heard a gunshot and knew her father had been killed. Jamie's mother called nine one one. And he's alleged confession. Patterson told investigators he broke down the bathroom door. He described finding the teenager and her mother seated in the bathtub Denise with her arms, wrapped around Jamie in a bear hug. Jamie's has Patterson was dressed in black from head to toe, including a face mask, hat and gloves. He instructed her mother to place tape over her daughter's mouth. But when she was struggling to do that. He took the tape and wrapped it around Jamie's head wrists and ankles and then picked up the shotgun aimed for Denise head and killed her. Patterson say then drag Jamie out of the house put her in the trunk and locked shut the estimates. He was at the cost. Home for only about four minutes. Total in harrowing detail. He said he had only driven what he thought to be twenty seconds away from the crime scene when he passed by three squad cars responding to the scene. Jamie. Also remembered hearing those sirens from the trunk the teen had been Patterson's target ever since he watched her get on a school bus on his way to work. He told authorities that when he saw Jamie, he knew that was the girl he was going to take shockingly Patterson's visit to the house wasn't as I said he'd been there twice before. But turn away because of too much activity at the home one's at his rural home, seventy miles away. Patterson said he dragged Jamie into his bedroom where he held her captive for the next three months hanging above the front door of the home assign reading Pedersen's retreat, Jamie telling investigators she was forced to stay under his twin size bed. But at least two occasions when Patterson thoughts Jamie had tried to get out he terrorized there. He says. Striking a wall and screaming to the point. She knew that she better never try that again when visitors come to his home, including his father who stopped by MO Saturdays. He would turn up the radio in his room to cover up any noise that Jamie, my make Patterson told Jamie, he was leaving for a few hours, Jamie sees her opportunity to escape she ran into the arms of genie nutter and saw a young woman approach me. She was crying and said I need help. I don't know where I am. I'm lost. So I knew this who was in trouble because she didn't have a code honor gloves or had she had somebody else's shoes on that were too big for her. She just kinda grabbed onto because it's really I see. And she said, I'm Jamie wanting to put some distance between them and her captors house nutter brought Jamie down the road to the home of Peter and Kristen Kaczynski's they knocked on the door. I said don't ask me any questions. Call nine one because I believe I have taken class with me to see your walk into my kitchen. It was. Like seeing ghost for it was I mean, it took my breath away. Peter and his wife. Kristen dial nine one one I have a young lady at my house right now. And she says her native, Jamie cloth, the teenager was still fearing for her life. So it kind of scared because he might come got folks. It's the Koch pitchers would lie. Have I have many deputies at that way? We will her lich after was out looking for her with the help of Jaime's description of Patterson and his car he was spotted and pulled over by police when instructed to step out of his vehicle, he stated I know what this is about. I did it Patterson is unemployed and has no criminal record. This is a tragic situation from every perspective, his feelings emotions have consistent with what you would expect for those who know Patterson the actions, he's accused of our unthinkable that neighbor who dial nine one one to help save Jamie is a teacher, and she actually taught the suspect as a child I had him for. Middle school science. Nice kid, quiet, kid, very smart. Jamie is no reunited with her family never gave up hope you can tell that. She's not quite the same her. Grandfather recalling the first moment he saw her again, the first one she give a hug to stand in my daughter. Jennifer this hallway and come up to me and a big hug, and I give her a big. This. Cures is so happy for joy sear. Coming advertising in the metoo era. Why one brands latest ad is generating controversy and conversation on perspective after this when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast from ABC news. This is perspective. A closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed. I'm Aaron Katersky. Coming up looking back on the impact of American dance icon, Alvin Ailey, but first Gillette and other brands whose ads to tap into social movement the razor makers latest addresses hawks masculinity in the metoo era. It has generated controversy in conversation as other companies have integrated powerful messages into their sales pitches. ABC's Dan, Harris with more is this the best man can get. Is it a brand associated for decades with Matiz mo- masculinity now taking a big and risky? Swing. Usually boy. Gillett updating its classic best man can get slogan for the metoo era in a new commercial with the new call to action is not be the best amend can be spring going on far too. Get lasted encouraging men to take a stand against so called toxic masculinity. Sprouse weaning come on. We believe in the best in the ad has become the latest spasm in the ongoing national debate about metoo and male behavior. Some prominent people have come out to support the commercial the actress Rosanna Arquette tweeting gratitude to Gillette and Jessica Chastain thanking the company for the reminder of the beauty of men saying I'm so moved by your call to action, but the negative response has also been explosive some critics accusing Gillett of ostentatious woke nece Piers Morgan calling it part of current pathetic global assault on masculinity and many tweeting the hashtag boycott Gillette while throwing out their razors. This commercial is a sharp turn for Gillette. The brand has long celebrated traditional masculinity. The his old, man. Can be laying sports or working on Wall Street's best. Demand. Can get Gillette is just the latest company to tackle social issues in its marketing believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything Nike tapped, former pro quarterback, Colin Kaepernick as the face of its icon. Ick. Just do it campaign. To don't ask. If your dreams are crazy. Asking for crazy enough. Roster. Hearing to be taking sides in the raging debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, which captured started. That ad immediately sparked controversy. Sorry nike. I'm buying new for past twenty plus years, not anymore. But Nike's move seems to have paid off the company's revenue soared after that ad was released. Proctor and gamble which owns Gillette has not shied away from addressing sensitive topics. Giving me a dad deal just two years ago. Pantene also owned by P and G launched its strong is beautiful campaign encouraging fathers to be more present in their daughters. Lives that's strongest in two thousand and four dove broke the mold when it introduced its real beauty campaign ads focused on body positivity and celebrating real people since then companies follow doves lead with mixed results. Such. To brew. Budweiser tackled. The hot button issue of immigration during the Super Bowl. With this. It's widely praised ad from two thousand seventeen. Dope is Bush. But some commercials have notoriously missed the Mark when Pepsi released this ad featuring KENDALL Jenner appearing to use soda to defuse tensions between police and protesters. Many spoke out Dr Martin Luther King's daughter, tweeting, sarcastically. If only daddy would have known about the power of Pepsi, Pepsi, subsequently apologized and removed the spot Gillette is standing by its ad in a statement on its website writing in part as a company that encourages men to be their best. We have a responsibility to make sure we are promoting positive attainable inclusive and healthy versions of what it means to be a man the big question now will men the side that the best they can get is another brand of razor coming up being more fine in the new year. Could help you get ahead at work on perspective after this. Hey, I'm Dan Harris from ABC news, and I have a podcast, and you've you listen to it. It's called ten percent, happier. It's all about how to stay sane in our increasingly insane world, we talked to everybody from the Dalai Lama signs vide- Balkan for human to rupaul you have to explore this life. It's fun. It interesting may even change your life. If you listen to it for free on apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective on Aaron Katersky. Lose weight get in shape, make more money. Those are all of the top of lists of New Year's resolutions. But there is one thing more that a lot of us may want to try to do. It's not easy a little bit kinder in your day to day interactions. Amanda, salt Howard, co authored a new book the kindness advantage, and she spoke with our Daria Albinger about the ways. We can be nicer in the new year. Even when it's hard in many instances being a better person means being a nicer person being a kind person, but it's not easy to do. What kind of tips? Do you have for us? You know, really what we talk about in the book are these every day ways of incorporating kindness into our lives. So in fact, it there are lots of things which are easy to do. And if you think of things as simple as smiling at somebody when you walk past them on the street, or if you're walking into your office building, and you see somebody, you know, five or six paces behind you, and you really could walk through the door. Take. Extra suck end in a half and hold the door and say good morning to them if you are in the supermarket, especially for those of us who are parents and grandparents when we're out dragging our kids around, and you see somebody who's struggling to reach something on a high shelf offer to help them and be alert to notice all of these opportunities that cross our paths during the course of a day to be kind to somebody else. You know, these are all things that might you know, I I grew up in the south. These are things that my mother, and my grandmother would say are the result of somebody being raised. Right. That's what they would say. Yeah. But it seems that, you know, the whole idea of just the daily pleasantries and just being nice has gone out the window, and I'm going to be really I apologize upfront. It seems to have been lost on millennials and the generation forward. Why is that? I think there are a lot of different factors. I think one of the ones that people think about quite frequently. Is you know, our devices, I think that we spend so much time, and it's becoming people who were younger and younger and younger staring into, you know, our phone or ipad, whatever, it may be and we've become somewhat disconnected. Honestly, I think from the people around us from the people who are sort of in our daily orbit, and we think it's so important to take the time to, you know, especially as a parent put the device down. So your child has your undivided attention. But from everyone, you know, teenagers and on up to put it in your pocket when you're walking down the street rather than typing, I think that everything has become so fast paced, and we're so we feel so compelled to, you know, be looking at checking our emails so frequently making sure we're not missing any text any, you know, any new posts on Facebook. But we really need to put that aside and. And take some time every day to be present in you know, in our world. What about when you're on the job one of the big topics right now is work culture, and which has become a word in and of itself. Those two words before now it seems to be one when it comes to talking about the job. And and how things have changed how can we integrate kindness to the work world and to our work worlds to you know, to to help us on the job. I think it's a lot of those same things, you know. And there are some interesting research coming out of or that has come out of the Harvard Business School and one of the things that they talk about is this idea of connecting then leading right? So so it's so important for us, especially if we're, you know in the work world in positions of leadership. But even with our colleagues who are here's at work to exhibit that. Same sense of warmth. Obviously, we we wanna be genuine about it. But taking the time to smile at people to if you notice that somebody was out for a job or to check in with them. It is widely assumed across the corporate world that nice is weak and weak is not good. So how do we get beyond that? It's interesting. This is a question that when when Dale, and I speak to parents that we are often asked, and I think that the answer to your question is very consistent to the answer that we give parents which is that it is possible to be kind and strong kind an assertive and the way we talk about kindness on the way that we defined kindness in the book a very important part. Of that definition is communicating. Respectfully, we talked about paying attention showing patients compassionate concern for others and communicating respectfully, and there is a way to. To get your message across whether it's to another child on the playground or in the work world and do it with respect. And that is a way to show kindness. Even if you agree with somebody, you can do it in a way that's respectful coming up, the Alvin Ailey dance theater. We'll take you there as we remember an American dance icon on perspective after this have a dream. But don't know where to begin. I didn't want to be limited looking for wisdom for women who've already been there, you will constantly be given the opportunity to lose yourself. Welcome to ABC's. No limits. I'm your host, Rebecca Jarvis. And each week. We're talking to game changing women about success lessons learned along the way. And of course, the worst advice really thought about this worst advice ever, you can hear new episodes of no limits every week on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Is perspective from ABC news. I'm Erin Katersky. In nineteen fifty eight dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey raided a home for dancers to explore identity and self expression through their art and the dance theatre remains a cultural institution, the Alvin Ailey American dance beater recently celebrated sixtieth anniversary ABC's Zachary Keith looks back on the legacy of the modern dance company. With the formative that blend both joint pain the elven alien, their dance leader has become a cultural institution. Over the years performing for a diverse audience more than twenty five million people around the globe in an escapist coach, the Ailey company makes you think and feel. Woke often inspired by race in American society. Sometimes it's heavy. And then is knowing your limits. It lifts you up again. In nineteen fifty eight dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey created a home for dancers to explore identity in self expression through their art. That legacy continues to this day as America continues to confront its own history with racial violence. That's the thing to propose out of your hip hop. Choreographer Rennie Harris was commissioned for the company's ballet Lazarus new piece which celebrates the company's sixtieth anniversary. It's raw and unapologetic collection of the African American experience in life. He said my work. It's about blood memories. And I thought like man, that's crazy. How do you address these complex issues like racial inequality through through dance? My tent was to be subtle to sort of presenting. So the sounds and movement that we will then give you a reflection or making think of a certain time or a moment. I thought it was interesting to really delve into the idea of his life as it related to all black and Brown, folks. And later realize like, oh, this is not just all black Brown, folks. This is like all full, right? All humans right at times hands clasped, visit praying then for moment dancers crawl on hands. These a reference to the great migration. Heads hang is if Lynch, and then there are scenes that we flecked right? Then bloom into vibrant moods, perhaps to jesting the unbreakable with the to understand the dash you have to know what was happening, politically, economically and socially, right because movement is the last manifestation of your reality is what you do that confirms who you are. I don't get the onstage. At the Ailey studios and upper Manhattan, dancer, jecklin, Harris sees yourself as a storyteller. Energy that exists here special. It's really magical feel like Mr. Ellie cultivated a community that is so hopeful, and it's so diverse, and it's so inclusive, and that's something that people love, and that's something that people celebrate what does it mean to be a black woman and be empowered to live the truth on the stage. And I say Ailey had a special place in his heart for black women being able to be a black woman and share that story with every audience that we encounter around the world. So I can show my strengths, and I can show my beauty, and I could show that I not to be putting a boxer and not labeled so empowering or audiences expect excellence Ness, what we deliver Robert battle is the company's artistic director Alvin Ailey started this company at a time to score. One of the company's signature pieces. Revelations was created in nineteen sixty by Ailey during the height of the civil rights movement. When he created revelations in nineteen sixty. His masterpiece that Sweden spiritual expressing experiences of African Americans in this country and her we overcame a lot of the atrocities of hate through faith, which turned out to be a universal message of hope. Program belongs to Alvin Ailey, Mr. Ailey used his talent and intention to create opportunities for dancers and promote arts in education and moving toward becoming I hope at institution that younger. People have to know where that been in this country have no where they're going. Some of those truths shine through when pieces like rainbow round my shoulder to Bali about seven guys on a chain game. Ailey choreographed his signature so run. As birthday present for his mother. But it was a little little chip you to the to NASA team strength beauty poetry likely in nineteen eighty nine. At just fifty eight years old died of aids. But nearly three decades later you still revered by the black community and beyond. If you spend enough time at the company, you're bound in meet veteran and Julia Roberts word on the street is the old man around him. And I one of the older, man. There's some older ones. But I got a couple of grades. Lending size in grape. Robert style has been described as poetry in motion. I do this until eleven o'clock at the latest. Tuck her twelve it gives me an hour to kind of like. Beal by myself and kind of like feel out the space. Jomar also plays a prominent role in logic. I want to know about Lazarus man. The big deal. It's a big project. It's kind of one of those things where he's where you sit in it and sit in it, and you just let it take you all the way through to the end. Sometimes it's. Tons of goods. Sometimes it's really intense. Most of the time it's intense because of the subject matter because what it is with. Dance is storytelling in Cobra Fay's, storytelling, and in this particular work. There's a lot I think that is being communicated. So it's in these times that a new generation of dancers bring their own stories. In the story of America to the cedar. I'm xactly quiche in New York. From ABC news. This has been perspective. If you want to listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the perspective podcast. Give us a review. If you've got the time tell us what you'd like to hear in the future. You can find it on apple podcasts defy Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcast. You can also find perspective and other ABC news shows that ABC news podcast dot com. Perspective is produced by Eric Malla? ABC news. I'm Aaron Katersky. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

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"This is an ABC news special. Kobe nineteen what you need to know here is ABC. News correspondent Aaron Katersky Federal Guidance on Corona virus distancing expires today and it will not be renewed. More states are talking about reopening but others have yet to reach the peak of infection. You can go golfing again this weekend in New Jersey. But you have to stay off the beach in California. Alabama is reopening beaches. Macy's is reopening more than five dozen stores but another three point. Eight million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits. Abc's Karen Travers covers the White House. Karen Corona has left the country rather complicated and contradictory place. Pretty much sums it up You know everything is now done at the state and local level. Aaron the president a couple of weeks ago said remember. He had total authority to decide when states were going to reopen and then within twenty four hours he had walked back from that and said this is up to state and local officials. And that's what's been happening during the closures. And now in these slow reopening the federal guidelines for social distancing. What states were told? They could follow as they made these big decisions. They expire today. And that's it the president said they're going to be fading out. There's no plans to extend them the vice president. Aaron said that you know they've been incorporated into that blueprint for reopening notably. The president kind of interrupted him and just said they're fading out that's it they want to move on because the president doesn't want to talk about closures anymore. He really wants to talk about reopening and he is hoping that some governors do that quickly and get the economy back up and moving so in the absence of any oversight federal oversight of what states are doing. Is there anyone really minding the store there? It's up to your governors. It's up to your local officials and I think that's been the interesting thing. Is that second round of arguing at first? We were so focused on the federal government versus governors. Then as governor started getting more decision making power on this or taking that power then you had state Fficials local officials mayors fighting with their governors in some places. We saw that happening in Georgia with the push to reopen there and the mayor of Atlanta pushing back very strongly so this is now going to play out over the next couple of weeks but I think the big thing if you look at the last six weeks now with these federal guidelines they were never mandatory for the most part stayed said. Thank you White House and did what they were already doing or what they were planning to do anyway. And on that point Karen let me bring in. Abc's Alec Stone to join our conversation from his posted Los Angeles because today Alex. The governor of California closed the beaches. Well this is what's interesting going into. It was believed that he was going to close. All beaches in California. Most are already closed anyway. The the local communities have done that but there are a few and Orange County and inventory county that last week and opened up and they did have pretty large crowds. They're locals will tell ya but everybody on the beach. They were all six feet apart. That those who weren't part of the same family that they were social distancing but the governor has made it clear. He was unhappy with that this week. So now he's shutting down a hard closure under his authority awe of the beaches in only Orange County not inventory county but Orange County interesting. That Orange County is where he gets a lot of pushback. There is a definitely a conservative element to Orange County. They are very angry about this right. Now they're saying this is political. They believe they say. It is unnecessary that it's arrogant. He says it's about public health and that it's got to be done but this is not a uniform crisis. In all of California there are counties that are itching to open Alex. Well that's the issue at the governor. Even saying that he understands that this has got to be a locals getting involved in deciding what's best for their communities but he says we're not there yet he says as we move forward into different phases of reopening here in California that local communities will begin to mix in what works for them. Orange County claims. That's what they're doing right now. There is another county in far northeastern California. Very very remote in an area that often conflicts with Sacramento County. Only about eight thousand people. Eighty five hundred people live in Mo- dot county. They are on Friday reopening up county even though there is a statewide stay at home order under the authority of the governor. They're saying we're not GONNA really listen to it any longer. They say they're being smart about it. That while they're allowing everything to re open their restaurants can only have fifty percent capacity. Large gatherings will still not be allowed but restaurants. The dining rooms can reopen. Stores can reopen shops. Everything can go somewhat back to normal. They have zero cases of confirmed cove in nineteen in Modo County. They say they don't believe they need to be doing what. L. A. or the San Francisco Bay area are doing. They say they're different and they feel like they're just ruining the economy so they're defying the governor as well. The governor not showing any signs. Really what could he do unless he sends up our state police here? The California Highway Patrol to lock down that area if the sheriff. The local leaders aren't going to adhere to to what he's ordering well then and it's such a small population he just kind of has to ignore. It seems like that's what he's GonNa do so there are these interstate fights. Abc's Alec Stone with us from his post in California and back to Karen Travers. Our White House correspondent so. What's the federal government's role here? They've already prepared some stimulus. Is there more that coming? There will be. It's not ready yet. That next round of fourth stimulus package or direct aid that is being discussed right now but they are nowhere near ready to do that. There's going to be an interesting standoff though because the Senate is going to come back into session next week. Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says we are not approving more money until we are all back in Washington because all of this is being done while lawmakers have been out of town and they're just writing massive checks and the money has been flowing so McConnell trying to put the brakes on that a bit. The House is not coming back next week. They said they're going to wait. So can they have? Negotiations on our fourth round of funding will see this big one though is going to be about state and local governments because you were hearing governors. You're hearing mayors say we need help. Don't call it a bailout. But they say they need federal assistance because their revenues have dried up and they need money quickly. Abc's Karen Travers are White House correspondent today in Teaneck New Jersey volunteers who have recovered from corona virus and develop the antibodies to fight the infection donated blood when a lab spins the blood. The cells go to the bottom and plasma floats to the top. The plasma is composed of antibodies. That the hope is can be used to help the sick doctor. Jeffery Bender at Mount Sinai Health System joins us now from Holy Name Medical Center in. Teaneck where this drives going on. Tell me about the criteria to donate plasma. Because you don't want to take blood from just antibody really important so we're looking for people who had the virus at least two weeks ago and have recovered at least fourteen days and don't have symptoms so anyone who has recovered and had been better. I feel that they're safe to come in and get tested. Antibodies are strong enough to donate. We don't yet know whether they convey immunity. What good might they do in someone who's currently infected so we have a lot of previous data on similar viruses where this treatment has been helpful? So we're hopeful we'll find similar data. It's still an investigational. Use Looking at Antidoto data. We're quite hopeful that will play an important role I know. You're there with Dr Adam. Jared of Holy Name Medical Center and DOC. I wanted to ask you if this is to work. You're going to need an army of plasma donors. How does it look so far with the people who showed up? Today we've been inundated actually with people who've been asking the donate their blood so they can add to our plasma pool and this is an opportunity for us to to work with outside and make that happen and we're very pleased about your hospital was an early hotspot in New Jersey for Corona virus. Has that subsided now? To the point where you can focus on this kind of treatment breath. We are absolutely on the downward curb. We still have about one hundred patients in the hospital with Corona Virus Te and we have about fifteen patients in intensive care unit. But we really moved to another phase and that phase is doing everything we can do to resume normal operations so we can care for those patients who who been delaying their care. And so we're we're doing cleaning and work we're creating new processes so patients can come in. Who Don't have corona virus and be safe and we're confident that we can do that but at the same time or preparing for the reality that corona virus is going to be with us for a period of time and the real possibility that there could be a second search. Doc will the patients the one hundred or so. That are still in the hospital. Sick with corona virus will begin the plasma that you're collecting today so it's hard to know whether patients in the hospital today. We'll get this plasma but the blood banks have may plasma available for our patient population and I know that our patient population will continue to get plasma working with our blood banks. But it's difficult to know whether this actual plasma our or the blood being given today will be used directly for patients but we want to make sure that everyone who needs plasma can have access to it. And that's what what this drive is about today. Doctor Adam Jared at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck New Jersey and coming up our chief. Medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton is here with another look at the hopeful drug rim disappear. I'm Aaron Katersky and you're listening to ABC News Special. Abc News Special Continues After this. You're listening to an ABC News Special Covert. Nineteen what you need to know. Here is NBC. News correspondent any robot and with me as always is ABC. Chief medical correspondent. Dr Jen Ashton and Dr Jen. We know that there has been some news about a drug. That may offer some hope. We're talking about Rendez Aveer but you say this drug story is controversial. What do we know it is a me? And this is really the story of the day about this potential breakthrough in treating critically ill patients with covert nineteen. So let's break down to start with what we know for sure about severe. This is an IV medication that was initially developed. Actually to treat. Ebola didn't work so well against Ebola but in a lab it showed good antiviral activity against the other corona viruses SARS and Murs also showing good activity in animals against those two viruses right now. Multiple countries huge international trials ongoing for Desa Vir against covert nineteen and according to Dr Anthony. Fauci as of yesterday the study released preliminary data from the NIH trial revealed that it has shown that it can block. Cova nineteen right so we heard from Dr Fouled. She giving that good news but he also said there were some caveats. There always caveats in science. Amy and it is so important to understand as we interpret and analyse and review data. It's not a black or white situation so the theories right now are that yes rendez. Severe has shown in these preliminary trials that it is safe and well tolerated in critically. Ill patients with cove nineteen. That's very important. Yes it absolutely. Needs more formal study and it may show different effects when it is combined with other medications or therapeutic options for these patients. So all of that. We still don't have a good grasp on at this point all right. So what do we need to learn? We'll look as these continue because just as the good news from the NIH study came out. There was opposing news out of China which actually showed Ramdas aveer showed no significant benefits. So ongoing. We need to look deeper at this. Nih data that is very important has not been released yet. We need to see if it can be given to less sick patients because remember this was given to patients in ICU. Settings so we want to see how it behaves if we give it to patients earlier in their disease and we need to see. Is there a clear survival benefit? Does this drug save lives so those will all be things to be watching the future? All Right Dr Jen answering your questions in the near future. So she'll be sticking around in the meantime we turn to. Abc's Phillips in Washington with all the latest headlines for us. Hey make your some of the developments that we're working on right now. The new jobless claims three point eight million people applying for unemployment last week. These new claims topping thirty million in just six weeks since the corona virus pandemic began devastating. Our country those jobless numbers higher than expected but still below record levels at least sixteen states are now beginning to lift. Shutdown restrictions and many businesses are slowly reopening. New Jersey residents will be allowed back into state parks on Saturday and in Iowa and Texas officials. There are warning workers not ready to go back to work. Even if it's over safety concerns that they may lose unemployment benefits. The mayor of Los Angeles says residents. They are expected to be among the first in the country to get free Cova nineteen tests. Even if you're not feeling sick however frontline workers and those struggling with symptoms will get first priority and you're going to need your shopping list and your face bass if you're headed to Costco now. The company announcing the new policy going into effect on Monday for adults and children over two and whole foods now joining Cosco and other grocery retailers with special hours for seniors wholefoods customers over sixty and those with disabilities can get priority pickup and delivery at stores and also online and amy full disclosure here. My husband took advantage of the early costco hours for seniors. It was a humbling moment but I reminded him that. Sixty is the new fifty stay safe. That's important keira right. She ate it. Thank you bet. Well one of the first known cases of Corona virus in the United States as well as fatalities were in the state of Washington here to give us an update on the Evergreen states. Biggest city is Seattle mayor. Jenny Durkan thank you for being with us. Mayor and a number of states as you know are beginning to slowly reopen. We heard from your governor. Jay Inslee who announced yesterday Washington stay at home? Order will extend beyond may fourth with some restrictions eased. What do you believe it will take for Seattle to successfully reopen? What will that look like? So we're going to be very careful to look at the science as we did into making the decision to shut down. We know we need broad scale testing and the ability for contact tracing. Meaning you go and find everybody who said contact with someone who's positive to see if they are testing positive and need to be quarantined and we are. We don't have that yet here. We're going to need it before we reopen right and in the meantime as you know small businesses struggling so much right now. What has your city done to help them? What mornings to me done? We're doing everything we can. For our small businesses out of the box we deferred all their business taxes. I put in place in order that said they could not be evicted so they could stay in place. We had a program to give small loans to small businesses We're working really hard to keep them resilient but the federal government is going to have to do more than they have done if our businesses WanNa make it through this now we know Seattle place to cap on the commissions. That restaurant delivery APPS can charge customers in response to your area and another city. Some of those APPS said hey we've already deferred or we've cut some of those fees and putting a cap on. It is unconstitutional. What response have you gotten? We heard from so many businesses who are struggling to stay open into feed families frontline workers and keep people employed and some of the fees are being charged for just outrageous. You had owners of businesses getting early and doing the deliveries themselves and working around the clock. So we working with our city council decided that really to to do what we needed to do for the small businesses. We were going to put a cap in place. We think it's fair and we think it also is one that you know if it's challenged it'll hold up you announce the certainly made headlines that you're going to either forgo your entire salary for the rest of the year or if that's not possible you say you will donate it. Why is this important to you? It's such a hard time for people right now in Seattle across America. So many people have lost their jobs in the city. Were we've lost so many revenues you know we're facing some really big budget deficits and so. I was able to talk to my family. I'm really fortunate to be in the position. We could do it but I wanted to forgo that salary so that I would show that I'm in it for Seattle to while that's incredible leadership Mayor Durkan. Thank you so much for what you do and for being with us today we appreciate it. Thanks so much take care. We'll now to the small business strong entrepreneur making a prosperous pivot in the face of the pandemic the New Jersey restaurant turning its tables into a bustling grocery delivering service to customers in an entirely new way all without layoffs. Here's ABC's Diane Macedo. Before Kovic. Nineteen Jacqueline Potthurst says. Business Ever South Orange New Jersey restaurant. Jackie and son was booming commuters. Were come in Families become in individual people sitting at the community table socializing getting to know each other then. Suddenly everything changed. We just didn't feel comfortable with people gathering. The news broke about corona. Everyone getting sick. She says she and her husband closed. The restaurant's dining room even before it was mandated but quickly realized they needed to adapt. We talk to our customers every day. They're like we're waiting in grocery store lines for hours and we're getting there in the shelter completely empty and I'm looking at them like we can help. We already have all of the connections with our farms. All the connections with our vendor so the whole staff got to work creating an online marketplace for grocery staples as well as food orders it with a wild forty eight hours. I did not know how to build a website. Do any of that. Waiters became grocery shoppers. Are This washers became bakers? They also physically transformed the restaurant. It was very nerve grafting initially to make such a big financial investment so we definitely took an initial hit but we paint itself off relatively quickly. Thanks to those efforts. She says the business has fully rebounded. You're back to the same numbers you were doing before. This crisis hit yes. Have you had to lay anyone off? No do you have in late? Anyone off we did have to take an initial cut in payroll but everyone is up to hours that they were working before if not more and we are currently hiring. It's a reality. She never saw coming but one she's grateful for what's your advice to other small businesses. That are struggling right now. It's a really really tough time for small businesses but just be open to change and be willing to change because no one knows what the new normal is gonNA look like. I'm not as certainly incredible. Advice are thanks to Diane for that report and we certainly wish everyone at Jackie and son continued success up next right here when we come back. Dr Jen Ashton with our Qa and one of the insidious side effects of the ongoing pandemic loneliness is on the rise. Are Dan Harris here with antidotes to this growing problem and then the healing power of music? A legend joins us with new work. Stay with them. Receive Easy News special continues after this? There's not a person in America who hasn't been impacted in some way by the corona virus pandemic but every community. There are pockets of people who are suiting up every day. Last seventy stretch. These were 'cause essential workers the people who are keeping our world moving to drop off produce for one of our tenants and now a new podcast from ABC News. You're going to hear from them in their own words. But there's always the risk could breathe is home to my kids or my husband right parents. This is the essentials inside the curve. Listen ON APPLE PODCASTS? Or your favorite podcast APP You're listening to win. Abc News Special. Kobe nine thousand nine hundred. What you need to know once again here is. Abc News correspondent. Amy Rohbock well at the time now to take a good look at a lot of your medical questions that have been pouring in for our Dr Jen Ashton so Dr Jen joining us. Now with the answers to some questions that are making us think. Today we've been having these conversations behind the scenes as well. We'll get to our first one my husband and I both have sleep apnea and share a machine to clean our C. PAP machines. My husband is an essential worker working outside of our home. Is it okay to share the same machine very difficult situation because we know right now? There's preliminary evidence that CPAP machines can aerosolize the viral particles into the environment. That's just the CPAP machine. Assuming to people both have their own CPAP machine. Those machines need to be cleaned. Sometimes they'll just share a cleaning machine. We don't have official recommendations or guidance on this yet so if possible you can get your own separate cleaning machine that would be ideal if not be in touch with your provider and see what what their recommendations are all right. We've seen the list of symptoms for covert nineteen this next question addresses. This can Kobe. Nineteen cause severe hearing problems. We don't really think so yet. But here's the qualifier. Amy Loss of smell and taste which have been reported as symptoms of covert nineteen and the CDC in fact just added them to their growing list of symptoms. Those are actually central. Nervous system manifestations so it is possible that some types of hearing loss can be affected by Cova nineteen again. We don't know whether it's temporary or permanent. We have to track that data and again the viruses about five months old so we don't know yet all right and you know. We talked about this next question several weeks ago. Haven't heard much recently so this is interesting. The next question I have read individuals with type. O blood may be less susceptible to getting cove nineteen. Is there any truth to this? Well there's truth in that. It was reported in Chinese data and the medical literature very very early on from Wuhan. They collected blood types on people who were infected with Cova nineteen. They found people with type A blood more susceptible type. O blood less susceptible now. Obviously you can't change your blood type right nor at this time. Should it change your perception of the risk and it definitely needs more research but right now the thinking is maybe this would be helpful for healthcare workers to help stratified by their risk when caring for patients but not ready for primetime yet. It needs a lot more. Study all right and our next question with antibody testing. What if it shows I have both GM and I G G antibodies? What does this mean? I've already gotten this question. Emmy from several patients with to remember there are a lot of different types of antibodies. Gm antibodies usually with other infectious. Diseases signify a current infection. I usually signifies that you have recovered again right now. People are testing positive for both of those and then they're left to wonder am. I still actively infected. We don't know yet. I know people don't like to hear that but we can't just jump to an assumption in medicine and Science. And if it hasn't been formally studied yet and the whole antibody results shouldn't change behavior as well that we know absolutely not so whether you think you've recovered whether you have. Antibodies showing past infection which may or may not be a false positive. It should not change your behavior with respect to social distancing and protecting yourself and others all right Dr Jen as always thank you and you can submit questions to Dr Jen on her instagram. At Dr J. Ashton our next guest is a dear friend to all of us most of the time. He is a Co. he's the ghost of weekend. Gm CO founder and host of ten percent happier. Dan Harris and Dan recently dedicated an entire episode of his podcast to the issue of loneliness. And so I know you've been speaking to experts about loneliness. What did you find out well? First thing to note is the thing. We're all doing hopefully to keep ourselves safe. Which is social. Distancing can have an adverse health outcome which is loneliness and loneliness isn't just some mildly unpleasant state if it goes on too long if it becomes chronic it can lead to health problems like as Dr. Jen would tell you the low health heart problems. Depression dementia and this is if it goes on too long. You really have to keep an eye on it. Yeah it's a serious thing. And then there's the flipside. Many are experiencing the opposite of loneliness cooped up with their families for far too long. There was a record. I used to listen to back in the eighties when I was into punk rock and it was called. You're living all over me and that is a sentiment. That's come to mind occasionally being cooped up with a five year old recently but truth is actually. You don't have to be alone to be loneliness. Loneliness is a subjective state not an objective state and it really has to do with the quality of your relationships. Nonleague other people but to yourself and really. That's the key variable. That is so true. So what do you do? If you're feeling lonely. Okay so you got to work on the quality of your relationships. Just say you're cooped up alone or with people with whom you don't feel comfortable. You should make it a habit and I talked to the former surgeon. General Vivek Murthy about this. Who's written a book about it called together. His advice is every day. Do a call preferably on video to somebody with whom you have a good relationship work on that relationship it can only be five minutes five ten minutes and the key is do not be distracted while you're doing it don't have your phone out. Don't check social media. Don't check email and maybe even make a pact with other people on the call. We're going to pay attention while we're on. This call makes a Lotta Sense. The other thing you say to do is acts of service. Well see the thing about loneliness throws you into a threat state where you're evolutionary wired to feel under threat when we're alone so we're going to focus on ourselves the way to break yourself out of that threat. State is to focus on other people. It reminds you of your value and Roma connects you to other people that can be incredibly helpful. It certainly can. I always say the same thing to my kids. And it makes a big difference and the final tip leads from. There is just to know that you're not alone. We had a big loneliness problem in this country before. Kovic one thousand nine. Social distancing has put it on steroids. It's very easy to feel like everybody else's living their best life if you look at social media everybody's posting happy pictures but the truth of the matter is loneliness already was a huge problem and it's a huge problem now and there's so much shame around because people loneliness tells you the lie that that it's your fault that you're unlovable the you gotta get over that and reach out for help because that is the answer and I found just personally I think from anecdotally from other people I've talked to. I'm hearing from friends I haven't heard from in years leads zoom. Let's check in with one another. And that's what each of us can do. We can be the person to reach out. Yes it's beautiful. I mean every Friday night Weber. High School Reunion now in my high school buddies. I love we. Have we have a Friday night? Fun Fest as well. It's happy hours plural. Dan Thank you so much. We appreciate it and you're always a good friend. I know you're That's that's how I know that I'm not lonely. Bootees meal tease the ones. That's quality relationships. There is much more ahead here on what you need to know the community rallying to help others in the code nineteen emergency on-track to providing a million meals and other support and then the pandemic performance by a legend in music. Why cliff new song would. Abc News Special. Kobe Nineteen Y. You need to know continues after this You're listening to an ABC news special. Kobe nineteen what you need to know once again. Here's ABC News correspondent any robot. Welcome back so many Americans struggling to make ends meet during this pandemic especially when it comes to feeding their families and in this crisis seek volunteers across the country are cooking up meals and delivering groceries to families in need joining us. Now is your tinder. Sang National Humanitarian Aid Director for united. Sikhs thanks for being with US and in the middle of March. We know that your group received an urgent request from New York City Office of Emergency Management for Vegetarian meals. Tell us why your organization is uniquely qualified to help in this. Yeah thanks for covering this. Some show truly create it and Well we've been working. United States is Mediterranean audit of relation working across the globe and worked up sitting before we were Viva United Nations. We do a lot of projects. We've done over fifty disasters also and One thing that we do certain American meals and a since all Sikh temples are known as regards and they serve hot meals vegetarian meals to Israel known in the community Who would go for when you are in need of vegetarian meals? And all a Sikh temples go the setup for community kitchens so in time because astor's it's it's ready to go basically they'd come shelters. That is amazing. Sorry that is amazing. Can you tell us what you've been able to accomplish? So far or sure Besides wounds Thirty thousand meals so so far Across USA of almost touching million deals right now Neocolonial hundred thousand dollars In Washington State about fifty thousand In twenty five thousand plus meals delivered to hospitals and Rehab Centers in California alone central California about five thousand bus meals and over twenty thousand P P equipment with lowered to hospitals as well. So there's a lot of work going on in many states where we have. Here's where there's a need Illinois New Jersey Texas Massachusetts Connecticut Florida Utah Those Latin. Yeah it's remarkable. We're seeing all of your volunteers throughout the country. Doing their part. How are you keeping them safe? Well first thing is Social distancing us very very important And second everyone must were gloves you know. We make sure they're turning before they go out. You know and their face. Masks and face. Shields officials covering full faces while It's very important to make sure our volunteers are safe. And when they go out at this is we've done so many disaster this is wonderful kind totally unique Where the enemy is not visible and it might be an US might be somebody that is very challenging. Actually this time but thank you know. We're managing and you're going out there and despite all of that which is remarkable. What are the reactions like from people who receive these meals and services from your volunteers? Oh my God they're just overwhelming gets only thank you notes and letters Lettuce recognitions from hospitals. It's it's It's too much of the words. Can't describe it. I mean this is the fuel for the long tears appreciate it. Basically and Yeah it's there's lots of needy families out there and when to get their stuff delivered groceries livered in you know apartment. They're ending happy pollstar. Were Seniors Stuck in partners. They can't go out or the family members sick with co at nine thousand nine hundred and Yeah it's tough You know you gotTa do what you gotTa do well. We're certainly appreciative of all of it. You do Jitender Singh. Thank you and thank you to all of your volunteers. Who were there on the front lines each and every day. We're GONNA turn now to Dr Jen Ashton for her final thoughts today. That so much amy. You Know I. It reminded me of something. I read from a top psychologist about how we can safeguard our mental health during these really stressful times. It goes by the acronym win for what's important now and from a medical standpoint. I think we have to focus on the basics. Just take it one day at a time. Try to feed our bodies our spirit our minds and keep it with the FS which are friends. Family facts not fear and faith and I think those things can get us through this medical crisis just one day at a time. We're all learning lessons each and every day with each other through each other and because of you know thank you. Thank you every day. Every hour things are moving changing so fast. And that's why we're here for you the answers you need the information you want. We will get through this together coming up next right here marking the distance between us all with new music inspired by the quarantine. Grammy Winner Whitecliffe. John is here when we come back listening to. Abc News Special Copay. Nineteen what you need to know once again here is. Abc News correspondent. Any robot. Social distancing may keep us physically apart but it is music that continues to pull us together while quarantining at home. My next guest was inspired to write what he calls a song of hope. And he's here to tell us all about it. We're so happy and honored to have with us. Grammy Award Winning Musician Wycliffe John. Thanks for being with us today. Thank you for having me today. Well I love the name of your song. It's called distance because it certainly speaks to the times it talks about how we can be separated but still mentally close. Was there a specific moment when the lyrics just started to flow for you? My wife loves to uncle. I lost my uncle dude environments. My best friend lost his mom and three days later lost his father's so this has been front incentive plus an at times keep in mind that the funerals is different when you use when you lose somebody to the virus and until the idea of the song of distances did you say no matter. The separation could not stop us. You know what I mean like. We still could be together. And at the same time this attribute to and the heroes in the front line working overtime also everyone is out there actually in our house the court see. They're putting themselves in the front line. This is a song that was well. It's a beautiful message and so we can't wait to hear you sing it so I'm GonNa let you take it from here. Why Clip John With Distance August more? Broadly original want What a song of hope. Thank you so much. Wycliffe John for sharing that with us stay. Well stay safe. And that's our program today. I made me robot. Thanks for listening. If keeping up with the news feels like it's become a chore. Checkout start here the daily podcast from ABC News Start. Here is quick and simple. Every morning you'll hear the news and why it matters. Subscribe to start here and listen for free now wherever you get your podcast.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

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"This is an ABC News. Special Covert nineteen what you need to know from. Abc News headquarters here is correspondent. Aaron Katersky the number of Corona virus cases continues to expand in the United States. Here in New York Governor Andrew. Cuomo gestured announced eleven new cases many of them associated with an attorney who is still hospitalized across the country. A cruise ship is being held off the coast of California until sick passengers can be tested for corona virus. We know all of this and the other daily headlines are weighing on your mind and so we WANNA get right to your questions about covert nineteen with our chief health and medical editor Dr Jennifer Ashton. She sat down with. Abc's Diane Macedo. Doctor Jan I people want to know does hand sanitizer really help. Okay well the long answer is yes it helps. It's better than nothing Anything with sixty percent or more of alcohol base will absolutely help but the gold standard in reducing risk of infection and infection. Control in general is handwashing with soap and water and a study and appears you journal that I found fascinating show that only five percent of adults wash their hands properly which means fur elise twenty seconds. Vigorously Rub your hands back and forth with Goodlatte lather because you wanNA actually dislodge Larger particles and then you have to dry your hands properly if you touch a faucet that you just turned on with your dirty hand. You're just re contaminating yourself. So both are effective both are important And I as if you're if you can get to a sink. Get to a thing. I think he wants told me you're supposed to sing happy birthday or something like that to make sure you've been scrubbing long enough yet. You're supposed to sing twice but listen if you're standing next to me you don't WanNa hear me fair. Enough Fair enough Our next question has to do with the concerns about overwhelming the healthcare system if you contract cove it. What's the guidance for self care at home? Our healthcare system is already overwhelmed I actually work in a real hospital and anyone who's been to an emergency room in the last decade knows. It's always backed up. There's always a wait for beds. So we don't have the built in excess capacity to accommodate even ten percent more. That is true. So that's where again the individual responsibility that we can take person by person really helps not only us but helps our society and our country so the guidance right now on people with mild viral symptoms and the first most reasonable question is well. How do I know if I have? Cova Nineteen Corona virus. You know the the short answer is you. Don't know but if you are tested if you beat criteria if you have traveled to an affected area or direct contact or there's even a suspicion of now community communities spread Then the first thing you should do is what you would do if you thought you had flu if you have a fever if you have mild symptoms stay home. Call Your healthcare provider if you have one if you don't have one call the local emergency room or local Department of Health and then they can instruct you on next steps. Obviously anyone at any time with any kind of severe symptom whether it's from a virus or not should go to an emergency room but I also want people to remember here while this is all we're talking about in the medical health realm every single day in this country people have heart attacks have seizures. They have accidents. They have asthma attacks. They go into Labor. So that's what an emergency room is dealing with along with the high numbers of flu so this is not all just. Let's open up hospitals just for Corona virus. We have to remember that those patients dealing with those other things also need care and do we know at this point how long viruses will live on surfaces. Everyone's asking me that question. Diane we definitely don't know with this virus That's called fo might Those particles of the virus. So it's not known how long they survive on dry surfaces but we do suspect based on what we know about other corona viruses that it can be transmitted on people's hands. So that's why when you hear people say try not to touch your face which is almost impossible. Everyone does it. That's because if I shake someone's hand and that person has just sneezed And then I shake their hand and touch my face. That's how it can be passed so handwashing hand washing hand washing. And then I know we talked about self care at home. At what point do people is there? Sort of a red flag that they should know that at this point they should go to the doctor. Well I think first of all if you have a chronic medical condition a weakened immune system. You're pregnant You those are are higher risk groups if you're over the age of sixty that's a higher risk population for this corona virus not in general but based on published data thus far And at any age. Trust your God. If you feel like you're getting worse and not better something is making you nervous. You're having difficulty breathing You know things like that. We're not going to be giving medical advice to three hundred and thirty million people at through the media when it comes to that kind of thing. Trust your instinct. And certainly if you're in one of those high risk categories if you have a healthcare provider you want to speak to them sooner rather than later But obviously any severe symptoms you. You do need to go to an emergency room. Our next question. Is it true that children are not affected not true but a very interesting question Italy's South Korea have no deaths in the pediatric age group Or UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTY. That's really important That doesn't mean that we won't unfortunately see that in the future But then when you look really at the pediatric age group. We don't understand why children aren't becoming sick with this. It's probably unlikely that they're not getting infected. So they may be vectors. That's one possibility that the virus is infecting them. They're not showing symptoms and then those children are helping to spread it within the community or it may be something in their immune system That protects them a little. It's probably the former and not the latter. How fast has this virus spread in comparison to other viruses? Definitely faster than SARS Which we saw in two thousand and two by exponential factors But again I want to encourage people. It's it's medically and scientifically interesting especially For Medical and science geeks like myself to compare it to other viruses. But it's not a competition and remember ultimately. We have to stay apples to apples so to compare it to something like Ebola or SARS Or Influenza H One n one nineteen eighteen. The list keeps going on and on. That's interesting there are some important factors there absolutely but ultimately we have to stay in the here and now and focus on this and there's a lot that we don't know about this novel Corona Virus. Is it safe to fly? We have to remember if if you want really the the Dr Jennifer Ashton answer on that I fly all the time. People fly all the time. We get exposed to low levels of radiation. Every time we go up to thirty thousand feet you know there are people who worry about plane crashes Even though statistically getting in your car is much more difficult. So that's when I say. Everyone's risk tolerance their ability to stratified risk versus benefit is different. I personally believe it is safe to fly. That's my personal opinion. I have not changed any of my plans to travel for work and I have a lot of it. Coming up in the next three months However when I get on an airplane I also worry about getting norovirus the GI virus or influenza. So I wipe down my area and my tray table And I clean my hands a lot so I don't think right now. There's anything particularly different based on what we know right now For me that has made me say no. Flying is not safe. What are your final thoughts on? What people need to know right now to stay safe? You Know Diane. I think what's important? Today was important a month ago and almost two months ago but it seems to grow in importance by the hour and by the day which is it is more important than ever for everyone to be comfortable with uncertainty which goes against common sense but we need to be able to say what we know and what we don't know and in medicine and public health sometimes. What we don't know is as or more important than what we do know And I think that that is really important here It's important because it's true. It's important because this is a dynamic and evolving situation and it's important because the person that you're talking to whether that's an individual patient or the entire country will lose trust in people who say one thing yesterday you know with with absolute certainty and then do a one hundred and eighty degree. Turn around tomorrow. We don't know a lot in medicine and science and so when you hear someone say we know it. All we know everything You're probably not talking to the wisest scientists or physician or public health experts. So I think that's really important and then two other terms that I want to leave people with pondering and I know we're going to be talking about this a lot number one this concept of tip of the iceberg. We've said it People are going to start hearing it more and more what that means is yes. People do suspect And expect that there are a lot of cases under the radar undetected as we are able to test more people we are going to see confirmed cases go up. That's just a no brainer. When you look for something in medicine you will find it a lot of the time. So tip of the iceberg is a concept that I do think is accurate and important And lastly this concept of flattening the curve. I think that at some point whether it's in a community whether it's in the country or whether it's globally there will start to be a shift between saying alright. The Horse has left the barn we. We can't really stop or contain this virus anymore but we can slow its spread and that's where our responsibilities to ourselves and to our community is really really important because you and I do literally can affect not only are small circle around us but our community and the larger population. So that's another term people are going to be hearing a lot of it comes out of epidemiology. But it's really important flatten. That curve means slow the spread Dr Jennifer Ashton our chief health and medical editor here at ABC News. There's another nagging question. That's been associated with corona virus. And that is the rate of death. The World Health Organization. Put it this week at three point four percent. But there's a lot of doubt about that so we invited Dr Melody Graber with our medical unit here at ABC News to come in and talk a little bit about this. Are we to not believe the World Health Organization? Thank you for having me here to start off. I don't think that it shouldn't that we shouldn't believe the World Health Organization the bottom line. Is that not enough? People have been tested to know that true mortality rate at this time. How long did that take years? I don't think it's going to take years. It'll probably take a few weeks. It's going to be something that continues to evolve this whole situation. It's still evolving We expect this is probably just the tip of the iceberg with the number of cases that we're going to see and you need more. You need a bigger sample rate in order to figure out what how many people are dying. Exactly so eighty percent of the cases of Corona. We expect to be just mild cases. Many of these people may never even see a healthcare provider get tested so the numbers probably much bigger than we know and will know With very little testing going on We don't have a good baseline of how many people are actually sick and with that number we can't have a good baseline to know how many people are surviving verses not surviving so you need a larger sample size To break it down it's fascinating so weird is three point. Four percent home from so the three point. Four percent is coming from the small number of cases that we have and then we have different countries. Estimating their own mortality rates countries like China And Japan have higher numbers and our testing more people so they can make better estimates than us but like I said before the situations evolving so we need to wait and see right because if we estimated it now in the United States we've got ten deaths on the West Coast and only a hundred cases there so that would that's a skewed number. It's definitely skewed and the number of deaths is going up I think we're at eleven right now. Actually if not more But it's definitely skewed to use these numbers to make an estimate about how everything's going to play out would be misleading and probably irresponsible. I agree Dr Melody. Great thank you so much for helping to clarify for us from our medical unit There is of course a different Responses going on around the world at to this as thousands more cases crop up once again. Abc's Diane Macedo with our James Longman London. Thousands of new cases of covert nineteen have been reported overseas in the last twenty four hours. Italy was hit especially hard by this outbreak. And now the whole country. Basically on virtual lockdown James Longman just returned from Italy and has more on that James. You happy to see you doing well thanks. Dan wadden anything. I hope I did anyway but yeah. Italy is on lockdown specifically the schools now. This is a pretty drastic drastic effort by the Italian authorities. Seen this happened already in Japan with the Italian authorities are closing all schools until March fifteen. And this is part of a wider theme seeing actually around the world. The United Nations is saying twenty. Two Countries across three continents are implementing. Some kind of school shot down or closure not necessarily telling all students to stay away but Implementing some kind of measure to keep students away here in the United Kingdom. For instance. There was some kids who've been away on vacation and to parts of Europe which have been hit like you say in Italy and France. The skiing slopes the Alps there and they were told they shouldn't come back to school. So we've seen this kind of in certain countries around the world but Italy now saying all schools no go zones and the issue is phrase community spread because we don't really seeing covert nineteen take hold Amongst younger people is generally very old or those who have underlying medical conditions but the issue is if kids pick it up maybe out school take it home with them and then it gets transmitted because of course you can't have this illness not display any symptoms for quite some time. That is where the issue is. The Italians are also saying today along with the school. Shut down there. Restricting access to nursing homes elderly care homes because that is a real issue Italy actually has one of the oldest populations on earth just like Japan. I think is no coincidence that these are the countries that are having serious issues with Kobe. Nineteen cases and also death. So we'll have to see if this manages to limit the spread in Italy so far cases as you say just keep going up day by day and James. I know you mentioned Francis. Well what are they doing to try to contain this? Yeah so a few days ago the Louvre the famous museum in Paris. Shut down on that. We reported yesterday had reopened. But I think there was some trepidation amongst museum staff about going back to work last year. Nearly ten million people visited the little from all over the world. Paris's I think if not the most visited city on Earth it's certainly up there in the top five so you can imagine museum staff did a little bit worried about having to come into close contact with so many people from all over the world. So what they've said basically is they don't have to touch any visitors and specifically around the Mona Lisa very famous painting the Mona Lisa. If you've ever been you'll know that the large crowds congregate and what happens if you when you go to see that painting you get. Kind of bustled away by staff. That's not going to happen anymore. The staff have been told they don't have to do that. They get breaks now to go and do kind of hand sanitizing breaks and also the the the. The museum is not going to take payment by any method than cards in order to not get that bug on banknotes. The Bank of France says. There's no evidence that can be spread on banknotes but as an abundance of precaution in France and Italy all over the world. Everyone just doing what they can to make sure this thing doesn't spread anymore and we're going to dig a little deeper now into that question about travel. Because of course as people travel from country to country we see this virus spreading so lots of people are wondering. Is it safe to travel at all? So we're GONNA bring business aviation reporter Mark Stewart here to break that part down force mark. This seems to be such a prevalent question. This time of year. A lot of people like to get away. I know that the president with the airlines Ceo's yesterday what did we learn from that meeting in terms of how they're responding to this well I think the big takeaway from the meeting was to let the administration but also the rest of us who travel that the airlines are fit to fly. And they're taking some pretty aggressive steps. Alaska Airlines for example is bringing in scientists from the University of Washington to make sure that their their planes are clean and safe. In fact. If you're on Alaska and you want another coke you're going to have to get a brand new cup. They're not recycling in addition carrier such as Delta which fly those long haul international routes. They're using what amount to be fog. Machines to disinfect the planes after some of those long haul trips. It's important that they are out there. Because the last thing they want is for people to be afraid of flying and we know there's been so much scrutiny about how this disease travels and such travel numbers are down so the airlines want people to know in addition to the White House that it's safe right so the concern is being on the plane itself but then also once you arrive if you have tickets somewhere in the next one two months somewhere in the near future you cancel. I think at the end of the day as the doctor just said you have to do with. What is comfortable for you? It's not a one-size-fits-all approach. The good news. Is that if you have some concerns and you are reticent. You can cancel to a degree. The airlines are offering some flexibility. It's interesting to note though. Airports around the world know people are on edge. Many airports are handing out Free Gel. I just read that the airport in Denver as you board the plane is heading up those bleach wipes so you can clean the seat of your plane but at the end of the day you do with what feels right for you and your family and for many people. That may be staying home. Fewer people are booking trips. And that means we're starting to see some prices go down if people feel up to it. Is this a good time to book travel? And does that apply to the near future or travel? That far events sure. Unfortunately the airlines are not like the grocery store or the mall. Demand goes down sales prices dropping. Not necessarily right on cue talking to economists talking to industry experts. Say sometime in the next two weeks if we see a price drop. That's when it really hit right now. Jet Fuel is cheap. So that's one thing that's helping the airlines so they don't WanNa drop prices unless they absolutely have to with that said last night Alaska Airlines offering twenty dollar one way fares between some cities. But I think that's more of a novelty as opposed to what's going to be the norm. We appreciate it mark. Abc's Diane Macedo there with Mark. Stewart a travel expert and this comes on a day when the airlines estimate global revenue losses between sixty three and one hundred thirteen billion dollars because of corona virus. One person who is traveling not commercial is vice president pence. Let's turn to the White House. Abc's Karen Travers is there. He's headed off to Minnesota and the home of three m. what's he doing? Karen is there to talk to the company about its production of Protective Masks Erin. Essentially as message will be ramp it up and make sure that hospitals lab state and Federal Public. Health officials have everything. They need unclear if there'll be some big deliverable to come out of this but he's there to show that they are. I think covering all of their basis in this public health issue not just the health side of it but the economic side to we're speaking with Karen Travers from her post at the White House which is also doing. Its best to get a handle on the corona virus outbreak Some of that includes just raw money. Karen and Congress is expected to send the president a corona virus package for more than eight billion dollars. Yeah eight point. Three billion to combat corona virus. This is more than triple the original request from President Trump and the president when he started to hear some of the criticism from Democrats and Republicans that that was not enough he said pay they. WanNa give us more. We'll take it so. They came up with this eight point. Three billion dollar bipartisan compromise. And the money will go to a wide range of things. There's about a billion dollars in it. That's going to be used to reimburse state and local governments for the cost that they've already incurred so far trying to contain the virus. Another three hundred fifty million will be used to target the virus in hot spots like Washington State. Also should know. That's where the vice president is also going today to meet with the governor and toward the state's Emergency Operation Center. We also expect he'll take questions. Ten of the eleven deaths so far tied to corona virus are in Washington state. They've had more than forty confirmed cases. They are so this is the vice president of showing force continuing his role as the leader of the task force but also sending a message to states that the federal government is here to help. But what worked? What didn't work because they're fully expecting this is going to happen in other parts of the country and and the president himself had to backtrack a little bit. Karen when when he appeared in one interview to say mild symptoms. You can still go to work. It was an interesting comment from the president so he was on. Sean Hannity Show on Fox News. Last night and comments. He made about how people are feeling says. You know you've got hundreds or thousands of people who get better and that some sit around and some even go back to work but they get better people jumped on this last night saying the president was saying it's okay for people with mild cases of Corona virus to go back to work. He tweeted that he never said that but I think it is a little ambiguous as to what he was saying. I don't think he was saying if you were diagnosed with corona virus. And you feel okay. Go back to work. I think what he's trying to say is that there's some people who might have it or feel sick and don't realize it and they do continue doing what they're doing and eventually get better now the fact that we're trying to parse exactly what he was saying just shows. The president has muddled the message here and has I think. Confused many people across this country. Abc's Karen Travers with us from her post at the White House as cases of Corona virus. Mount on both coasts and places in between here in New York eleven new cases. California is waiting to test sick passengers on a cruise ship that is currently being held off the coast of San Francisco. Health officials in LAS. Vegas are briefing on the first presumptive positive case there in Las Vegas and we have heard from health departments all around this country. New Jersey has one case too and they're talking about that this afternoon. As Corona virus grips the country. I'm Erin Katersky and you've been listening to an ABC News Special ABC News Honored Winner of four and Edward R murrow awards ABC News. America's number one news choice.

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Full Episode: Friday, November 01, 2019

World News This Week

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Full Episode: Friday, November 01, 2019

"From ABC News World News this week. I'm Chuck Sivertsen in New York. Coming up on this vote the as are two hundred and thirty two the nays are one hundred and ninety six. The the resolution is adopted impeachment inquiry enters its next phase but some lawmakers aren't satisfied sick and depraved man. And now he's dead. The leader of Isis dies during a raid by US forces new fires in high winds cripple southern California and threat more structures and a world series win nearly a century in the making people and events that made headlines when world news this week continues transparency. That was a main sticking point with Republican lawmakers last week regarding the impeachment in Gre- against the president president their claim the closed door sessions. Were hiding evidence. From the American public and the secrecy of the proceedings were shutting out certain members from questioning witnesses. So the house. This week approved a resolution. Democrats say addresses those concerns on this vote. The as are two hundred and thirty two. The nays are one one hundred and ninety six. The resolution is adopted without objection. The motion to reconsider is laid upon the Table House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi announcing watching the vote tally. ABC's Rachel Scott Breaks Down with this resolution means the impeachment investigation that has unfolded behind closed. Doors will now move to public hearings that that resolution will allow president trump and his lawyers to mount their own defence. We'll probably have to get democratic agreement to call their own witnesses but house speaker Nancy. Pelosi insists and fifth. The president is getting due process after the vote lawmakers remain sharply divided House minority. Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana pointing the finger at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry. Nadler it's a sham. It shouldn't have happened to take tainted process that Adam shifts been conducting that Nadler might one day conduct. The House deserves better. The people of this country deserve better shift firing back with standing those that have complained about lack of access to the depositions. Most of the members who have been permitted to attend have failed to attend have not made use of the availability of attending each and every deposition and Nadler saying Congress needs to focus on the job at hand and not squabble. Over process and procedure is the duty of the House to vindicate the Constitution and to make it crystal clear to future presidents that this kind of conduct if proven is an affront to the great public that place their trust in him or her the White House and the president with swift reaction after the vote. President President Trump's first reaction to the House voting to formalize the Democrats impeachment inquiry. Came in a tweet. The President writing quote the greatest witch hunt in American history of familiar millea refrain from Mr trump when he used repeatedly to describe the special counsels Russia investigation. The White House said in a statement that the president quote has done nothing wrong and the Democrats know. No IT Press Secretary Stephanie. Grisham focusing on the impeachment process so far calling it unfair unconstitutional and fundamentally un-american Karen Travers. ABC See News. The White House to Democrats voted against the resolution. One of them congressman. Jeff Van drew of New Jersey caught up with ABC's senior. Congressional correspondent. Mary Bruce I will explain to us. Why a no vote? You know. This is a difficult road. Obviously and to be honest with you we've been going through this process now for years in one form or another with the examination and I'd like to bring people together. I'd like to get things done like prescription drug costs like more work with the VA with infrastructure. And I I can name a whole list of obviously different issues that need to be addressed and I really believe. We're so focused on this so long. We haven't been able to get those issues taken care of. So that's the one reason. Secondly I know that it's going to happen and is he will be impeached. House of Representatives. I can promise you that. And then he'll go to the Senate and the Senate Senate he will be exonerated. I could almost promise you that as well. So you're going to have the same president and you're going to have the same presidential candidate except he's going to say that he was exonerated exonerated improvement that there was really nothing wrong. And I don't know what we've really gained with that in in rather I would say if they still want to examine and look at some of these things rather than formal impeachment and try to get some you know real worked on where we there's four or five major issues that even McConnell and the president and and the speaker have said we would like to accomplish in this time period. I love to see that happen and finally we're going to have an election in a year. How much does the politics back in your district play a role? I mean given the support for the president in your district. How much does that factor into your decision? A real lot. Believe it or not because if you look the whole district some parts of it or more red and the support is stronger. Some parts are more purple and it's not as strong and I think I'm probably fifty fifty in that. Had I think fifty percent of the people were probably mad at me and fifty percent of the people are probably happy with me. It wasn't that so much. I really thought about this long and hard really right. A Lot. About at Redwood impeachment is impeachment is a really high bar. People don't realize you just don't do impeachment to change presidents for example we've never Had anybody that actually was convicted in our entire history in America. We've had one president that resigned. That would have been convicted Nixon and we also know that in in wall truthfulness. It's so rare because the founding fathers didn't want to really use it wasn't a way to change presidents even President Clinton who I liked and I voted for and did not support his impeachment either President Clinton actually lied under oath and that was a very very serious issue. He lost his right to practice law and yet at the same time. They didn't think it was impeachable. You mentioned that you think your constituents about fifty fifty on this decision is there any concern. -cerned that this could come back to hurt that you could see a primary challenger because of this decision anytime you do anything that is substantive and it makes a difference it can certainly come back in her. You all votes are not easy Sometimes you just have to stand up and be strong and do what you believe is best and sometimes we even have a minority viewpoint point in that. Your viewpoint isn't the same as everybody else has. And that's okay. That's what America's supposed to be about. Why no doing the best that I can do? And what was the message from leadership leadership on your decision the message from leadership. I have to say that they were gentle There was nothing you know. Some people said Oh boy. Did you really get you know was leadership angry at you threaten threaten. You know we have seen already some of your Republican colleagues pointing to your vote to boost their argument as ingred goes forward any concern that your helping hand the president and some of his top allies A talking point in some ways. I don't think all that much I mean I think if they're US fifty of us one hundred of the Democrats that voted. Yes would have really meant something. Then you know it's another issue even with impeachment truthfully as you go forward with it. It is so much better and healthier to see that both parties believe in it and that there is really impeachable which is always been our history in the past which is uniquely different in this particular situation. That isn't true. And that's unfortunate in a way as well as moved into the public hearing phase. What are you most interested in learning everything so as it moves into the public phase? I will look at it. I know he's not GonNa be any angel that's for sure and I know there are going to be issues. The the the question is not or there's some issues the question is not are there areas. You feel uncomfortable with the question is does this really rise to the level that you remove duly elected president of the United States from office. That is a very serious issue. Because you're disenfranchising voters while the impeachment back and forth was unfolding on the House floor. More testimony in closed door hearings was taking place elsewhere on Capitol Hill this week during the vote Timothy Morrison in a top official in the National Security Council gave his deposition here again. ABC's Mary Bruce Morrison testify that he was told by the President's point person in Ukraine the US awesome Basseterre to the EU. Gordon Sunland that millions of dollars insecurity aid was being held up until Ukraine committed to investigate. Joe Biden's son Hunter but Morrison was also on that phone call between the president and the president of Ukraine and said that he was not concerned. Anything illegal was discussed the most noteworthy any testimony. This week came from Army lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Von than the National Security Council's director of European Affairs and the first current trump administration official official to testify ignored. Whitehouse order to not comply with a subpoena. He was listening in on the phone. Call between president trump and Ukrainian presidents alinsky. ABC's Elizabeth Sir has the details. According to the New York Times then men told lawmakers the call included an explicit mentioned by Ukraine's President Vladimir Zilenski Barista Holdings the energy company whose board employed Mr Biden. Son Hunter another. Omission is where a set of ellipses appears according to vid men who reportedly said. That's when Mr Trump said there were tapes of Mr Biden an apparent reference to Joe Biden's comments about his involvement in getting Ukraine to oust the prosecutor Biden's move defended by several high profile international leaders. ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrahams puts his testimony in context. You can't let's say well he was hearing it from somebody else. This is him talking about what he himself furred but I think just as important is how consistent his testimony is with embassador. Lassiter Taylor how consistent is with the techs and with the transcript of the call as we know it because you can't look at each of these witnesses and a vacuum. You have to look at how. How does it fit in and coming soon? A high profile former trump administration officials could testify before lawmakers. ABC's Terry Moran tells us who John Bolton would be the the star witness in this impeachment inquiry so far. The president's national security adviser is right hand man in every room on every decision. He wants to keep his own counsel. He says he will not respond voluntarily but his lawyer says he will respond to a subpoena. He would be crucial in this inquiry. But how do Americans feel about impeachment each moment according to a new. ABC News Washington Post poll opinion is mixed here in his. ABC's Karen Travers. A majority of Americans say politics are motivating both Democrats fronts and Republicans when it comes to the impeachment inquiry a new ABC News Washington Post poll finds that fifty one percent say that investigating president trump. Congressional Democrats are mainly only interested in hurting him politically rather than upholding the constitution but fifty five percents say the Republicans in Congress in defending the president are more interested in Helping him than upholding their constitutional duty Karen Travers. ABC News the White House. They'd be looking for for a long. They've been looking for him for many years. He was a sick and depraved man and now he's dead president trump in Chicago this week talking about Isis Leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi like daddy who killed himself during a raid in Syria carried out by US special forces. ABC's Elizabeth McLaughlin has more on the details of the raid and the special the US service dog who played a crucial role. We're learning more about the US raid that killed the leader of Isis. I'm ABC's Elizabeth McLaughlin at the Pentagon the Pentagon released east aerial footage showing the US assault force approaching. The compound of Abu Bacher al-Baghdadi the founder and leader of the Islamic state killed in a US military operation over the weekend another video showed the US airstrike that destroyed the compound after American Special Operations Forces left the location the commander of US troops in the Middle East. General Kenneth Mackenzie Kenzi warning. That Isis will be dangerous in the aftermath of al-Baghdadi death. We suspect they will try some form of retribution attack and we'll and we're postured and prepared to And we're postured and prepared for that. Nearly one hundred. US troops were transported by H Calicoes from a staging base inside Syria. Taking fire as they arrived at al-Baghdadi al-Baghdadi is compound in northwestern Syria near the town of it lip the general telling reporters the US forces remained at the compound for more than two hours during the raid. And we're able able to positively identify album daddy's body with a DNA test the US also secured substantial documentation electronics founded the location while no US US troops were killed in the operation that killed Baghdadi a US military working dog of the Belgian Mellon Wa breed was slightly wounded after cornering al-Baghdadi in a dead end tunnel all before he detonated a suicide vest killing himself and two children. General Kenneth Mackenzie telling reporters that the unidentified dog is a four year veteran of the US. Special Ashley opperations. Command Canine Program and has completed fifty combat missions Special Operation Command military working dogs critical members of our forces and though injured by live electrical wires that were exposed after al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest. The Canine is already back on duty and remains in the region. Elizabeth McLaughlin. ABC News the Pentagon closer to Home Hurricane Force wind gusts in southern California ignited new fires and send thousands more residents fleeing from their homes. ABC's Jason Nathanson was in the thick of one large fire near Los Angeles that got dangerously close to the Reagan Presidential Library in here outside the Ronald Reagan Library. Water dropped after water. Dropped from these helicopters trying to extinguish these planes goes right above me now dropping water On these flames which are being whipped up by the wind cruiser down there with hoses trying to put the flames out as well and they make some progress. But then the winds come right back can whip these flames right back up. Those winds subsided but a new fire in Ventura county grew in northern California. Some two hundred thousand people affected by a large fire in Sonoma's county were able to return home. Although roughly one hundred forty homes were destroyed after eleven days teachers in Chicago's public school system. Return to the classroom last room. Teachers were asking the school district for smaller class size and more support staff among other things. ABC's Ryan Burrow reports from Chicago Chicago Mayor Lori lightfoot greetings students at an elementary school Friday mornings three hundred thousand kids return to clash Kagoj Teacher's Union President Jesse Sharkey says they didn't get everything they wanted in their new five year contract right but they did get some wins. It said that we're going to get staff and guarantees and class size guarantees in writing. We said that we were going to lift the way the lowest paid workers in cps we said they were GonNa Address as many of the working and learning conditions schools. We accomplish those things. The Union membership solicitor formerly approved the tentative contract twenty-five thousand teachers are back in their classrooms. It's Ryan Burrow. ABC News Chicago. Violent End Halloween one Chicago neighborhood when a trick or treater is accidentally shot. ABC's Todd ant reports the seven year old girl out trick or treating a bumblebee costume Thursday night. When she was shot in the upper chest area police say by apparent stray gunfire Chicago police Sergeant Rocco Geico Elliott? Oh did not hold back his emotions guys. Want to shoot it in other male. While you're a St Philip's trick or treating a group of males were chasing another male along the street when someone in the group fired at the intended victim todd ant. ABC News the Centers for Disease Control and prevention out with new numbers this week on vaping related related deaths illnesses the CDC confirming two hundred and four newly reported cases involving patients with lung injuries in forty nine states that brings the total to one thousand eight hundred eighty eight confirmed and probable cases of lung injury related developing products the CDC also confirming thirty seven deaths in twenty four states. It's sent Washington. DC THE CDC along with FDA investigators say so far there is no specific e cigarette related product that is to blame and federal health. Officials have warned consumers summers to stop vaping and using off market flavors and oils like THC Michelle Franzen ABC News. Two days of hearings on Capitol Hill. This week for Boeing CEO. Oh where lawmakers grilled Dennis Muilenburg about how to seven thirty-seven Max jets could malfunction and lead to the deaths of hundreds of people. ABC's David Curly reports with with family members. Holding pictures of some of the three hundred forty six people lost in those two crashes the Boeing. CEO went further than before about his company's involvement in in those crashes. We are sorry we've made mistakes and we got some things wrong. Senators from both parties. Demanding to know Boeing intentionally concealed defects defects in a new flight control. System called 'EM CASS. It misfired repeatedly nosing down. Those two jets and Boeing did not mention M. cast in the new flight manual Daniel Elsewhere in Washington the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates for the third time this year. ABC's Andy Field explains the reasoning behind it. Goldilocks the Federal Reserve. Doesn't the economy too hot or cold. We believe that monetary policy is in a good place. Jerry Jerome Powell. Same latest quarter point cut should be just right for awhile. Policy also justice we've made since last year providing and will continue to provide meaningful support to the economy president trump continues asking for even more aggressive rate cuts cuts Andy Field. ABC News Washington and ABC's Daria. Albinger tells us what it means for our investments if you have an interest bearing checking or savings account you're probably learning three quarters of a percent less than you did at the start of the year that dropping interest rates however may not make your credit card debt any easier to deal with because it may be replaced by new fees better to lock in a zero balance transfer. Many homeowners have fixed rate mortgages so no change there same thing with CD or money. Market accounts the rates are locked in when Daria Albinger. ABC News and in terms of job. Growth some solid gains there posted by the Labor Department this week. ABC's Aaron Katersky has the numbers. The Labor Department said America Employers Created One hundred twenty eight thousand jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose slightly to three point six percent. The labor market created jobs despite the sin settled strike in General Motors that caused thousands of auto factory workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed overall this year hiring has slowed from the previous year but the job counts from the prior prior two months were revised higher. Twitter answered recent criticism this week over. What's social media? Companies should do about misleading political ads. Twitter is banning political advertising thing on its platform but Matt Katz from digital trend. Says it still plans to allow political speech from users. You can post whatever you want. Organically and Jack Dorsey. The CEO of twitter says that's how it should be if it's a political movement it should be organic but if you wanted to pay so the people that weren't following you saw that message you wouldn't be able to do that. The move comes as facebook grapples with a similar question on its platform. This was away for twitter. which is a pretty small player in the political ad space to really we stick a finger at facebook and let them know that they don't think that this is the way the political ads should be run but cap says there hasn't been any indication other tech companies like facebook and Google will follow suit? Neither of them have made any indication that they're gonNA stop what they've been doing for the two thousand twenty election at least ABC Sherry Preston but for one popular sports and pop culture website. It's fate is unknown. After staffers quit in protest deadspin promised sports news. Without access favor or discretion discretion for more than a decade. In that time the popular blog wrote about sports with an irreverent style. That touched on social issues humor sports news controversy some of it's self inflicted inflicted and an annual take down of the Williams Sonoma Holiday Cadillac. But that's been future is uncertain. A large group of staffers resigned. After the dismissal of the interim editor in chief following following a mandate from new ownership deadspin would only write about sports. Dead Spins editorial director says we are sorry. Some don't agree. And refuse to work quote within that incredibly broad a mandate Ryan Clark. ABC News New York coming up on the world champion. Cinderella story for Washington D.. ABC's baseball team won World News. 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"From ABC News World News this week. I'm Daria all the protests and outrage Iran after the. US kills a top Iranian general enroll in an airstrike stand up and stop this hatred. A Hanukkah celebration turns tragic and is the latest in a string of anti-semitic attacks deadly shooting at a church in Texas and welcome to the twentieth. The people and events that made this week continues tensions between Iran and the US are reaching a fever pitch after the US killed a top Iranian. General in an Airstrike this week costumes. Lemani was the head of Iran's coulds force and was killed across the border in Iraq. It's led to the US telling American citizens to leave Iraq. Likely targeting. A senior Iranian military official is a major escalation in trump's confrontation with Iran and his so called maximum pressure campaign which began after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal followed by crippling sanctions. ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz President Trump telling reporters at his mar-a-lago resort. That Sulamani was a known terrorist and that the US and its Western allies should have killed or captured him a while ago. We're remember and honor the victims of Solomon as many atrocities and we take comfort in knowing that his reign of Kara is over solemn. Eddie has been perpetrating. Acts of terror to stabilize the Middle East for the last twenty years and secretary of State. Mike Pompeo also swift secretary of state. Mike pompeo defended the decision to kill a Ronnie and military leader. Qassem Soleimani saying on Cable News. Friday morning the commander was planning to conduct an imminent attack in the region and this strike saved American lives pub as that he believes the. US is prepared for whatever. Iran does to retaliate but said he hopes that Iran has recognized through this strike. Quote quote American resolve and chooses to de-escalate Karen Travers. ABC News Washington took to the streets after broke. Thousands is marched after Friday prayers and many chanting anti-american slogans Iran's ayatollah also calling for revenge. ABC's Pierre Thomas says the increase tensions have officials is in major cities here in the US staying seeing a response here at home with the NYPD which will likely be stepping up security at key locations throughout the city the lapd we also immediately announced it was monitoring the situation closely and will respond as necessary and some lawmakers say the tensions could escalate into a full on war Senate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor says the president would need. Congressional approval should a larger conflict. Become a reality. How does the administration plan and to manage an escalation of hostilities? And how does the administration plan to avoid a larger and potentially endless conflagration and in the Middle East and ABC's Tom Rivers says world leaders are weighing in the British government is urging caution after the. US strike the UK's traditionally supported the US actions in the Middle East Germany. Meanwhile says the situation in the region because reached a dangerous escalation point that conflicts there can only be resolved diplomatically but the escalation in the region began even earlier this week before Sulejmani died in that airstrike the US conducted other airstrikes on militia positions in Syria Korea and Iraq and that led to violent clashes outside the US embassy in Baghdad. ABC's James Longman reports Taya's bond fires is lit. US troops shooting tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters. Smoke once again shrouding. America's most heavily fortified embassy with the damage image from violence clear. US security personnel on high alert ensuring the crowds don't breach the walls. President trump left with no choice but to deploy new reinforcements to the middle. At least about seven hundred fifty soldiers from eighty second division in Fort Bragg North Carolina. That's on top of more than one hundred marines already flown in well. Well I think it's been handled very well. The marines came in we had some great warriors. Come in and do a fantastic job there instantaneously. This will never ever. It'd be a Benghazi. These are the supporters of guitar has bulla militia groups supported by Iran and which was targeted by US strikes and the president holding around directly responsible for the embassy attack threatening payback guitar Hezbollah just one of an army of militia groups with Iranian backing Tehran's influence and power runs deep in Iraq and across the Middle East. One of the reasons Iraqi security services have been slow to defend their American American ally but even before the events of this week. It's been a contentious couple of years between the US and Iran ABC's Byron Pitts explains in two thousand. Eighteen president trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal brokered by President Obama in April the US State Department made the unprecedented step of labeling. The Iranian League National Guard a terrorist organization by early May Two U. S. aircraft carrier had been deployed to the region then a shocking escalation the series of attacks and international oil tankers in the regions. Busy Shipping Channel. Tit for tat all leading up to June twenty one thousand nine hundred tech what a US drone the Pentagon gone claims. It was flying international airspace but Iran maintains the drone was in their territory the US military ready to launch warplanes worships that are running and targets until one final meeting between the president and members of his national security team where trump made a dramatic reversal against the advice. Sources say a former national security security advisor John Bolton sectarian steak Mike Pompeo but he later told NBC News. He changed his mind because the plan strikes were not proportionate to Iran's downing downing of an unmanned drone the president denying reports that planes were in the air and ships were in positions before he called that strike so what does all live this mean for relations moving forward. ABC News Contributor and former State Department officials. Steve gathered predicts a major. CJ strains that anything they do do no more quietly blowing up ships in the Persian Gulf. No more attacks cannot be traced any particular source. All these will come back to Iran in Iran has to make a calculation is. Is it worth what we're going to do the kind of retribution that the US is going to take against US conventionally the US planning to send thirty five hundred more troops to the region on top of the hundreds already they are but the Middle East wasn't the only focus for US foreign policy this week. Administration officials also keeping an eye on North Korea this after North Korea threatened to launch another weapon more from. ABC's Andy Field Jong UN accusing president trump of dragging his feet in negotiations and warning North Korea will soon reveal a new weapon in the face of what it calls gangster like US sanctions and pressure president. Trump's latest reaction. He likes him. We get along these representing his country. Three I'm representing my country. We have to we have to do the president not saying what he might do in response to another North Korean nuclear test Andy Field. ABC News Washington Window and even though Congress was not in session this week for the New Year's holiday a new string of emails has been leaked regarding the hold on aid to Ukraine here again is ABC's Karen Travers e mails released by the left leaning watchdog group. Just security show. The Pentagon repeatedly warned the White House budget office last year. That it's hold on Ukraine aid violated the law. The exchanges are primarily between White House budget official Michael Duffy and Pentagon official Elaine mccusker neither testified before Congress and the impeachment inquiry in one exchange Duffy tells mccusker quote clear direction from poets to hold Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said the e mails raise questions that can only be answered by having top trump administration officials testify in the Senate impeachment trial Karen Travers. ABC News Washington. Please stand up and stop this hatred. It cannot that keeps going on. We want our kids to go to school and feel safe. We want to go to our synagogues feel safe. We want to go to groceries and moles and feel safe. That's Nikki Cohen. The youngest daughter of Joseph Newman Newman one of the five people stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration outside of New York City. It's the latest in a string of attacks targeting. The Jewish community authorities have charged a man in connection with the stabbings and say he used a machete to carry out his crime. Grafton Thomas Thomas of Greenwood Lake New York was indicted on six counts of attempted murder in the second degree. Three counts of assault in the first degree agree. Three cows attempted assault in the first degree two counts of burglary. In the first degree stemming from a December twenty eighth slashing slashing at four say road in Muncie New York. That's Rockland County district attorney. Thomas Walsh announcing the charges. ABC Stephanie Ramos Says More than the investigation Asian and the materials police found his whole. The man accused of stabbing five people in a rabbi's home during Hanukkah celebrations is now facing hate crime charges. Investigators the gators say journals recovered from thirty eight year. Old Grafton Thomas's home appear to express antisemitic sentiments and refer to the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement. A group also linked to one of the suspects in the shooting of a Kosher Deli in New Jersey in his journal. Prosecutors say Thomas wrote about Hitler and Nazi culture on his his phone authorities say searches popped up for quote prominent companies founded by Jews in America and local temples. There was also an attack this week on another religious religious gathering in Texas. Those are gunshots. Heard on a livestream from Sunday services at the West Freeway Church of Christ outside Fort Worth Two who people died in the shooting. Investigators say the suspected gunman was stopped by a member of the congregation. Jim Ryan in Tarrant County Texas. Where the bullet that killed Keith? Cunanan was fired by Jack Wilson who had trained fellow parishioners to act as a concealed. Carry security team inside their church. Ma Philosophy is if you're going to wear a firearm for self protection of yourself and others need to be proficient the former reserve sheriff's deputy says hesitation can be deadly when a split second means life or death. You have to be willing to use it if you produce. Sunday's shooting was over in less than ten seconds Jim Ryan. ABC News and according to a leaked government report there was warning weeks ago about attacks on religious gatherings and institutions. ABC's Aaron Katersky has more a report dated December seventeenth sent to acting homeland. Security Secretary Harry Chad Wolf said houses of worship and faith based groups were in danger of being targeted for violence awarding. That seemed to predict machete attack on a rabbi's Hannukah celebration here in New York and a fatal shooting at a Texas church the report obtained by ABC News said faith groups remain vulnerable to extremist violence despite recommendations in both twenty twelve and twenty johny fourteen on how the federal government should move to protect them. The report said there's no evidence of any of the recommendations were acted upon Aaron Katersky. ABC News New York. It was a tragic start to the new year for the loved ones of the five people who died in a plane crash in Louisiana. The group was on the way to watch Louisiana State University play in the Peach Bowl L. A. B. C.'s. Kaley hard tongue says one victim trying to get in touch with her husband seconds before the crash just before this fatal flight departed Lafayette Regional Airport art six Lsu fans on board for the Peach Bowl Carley mccord sent one last text. It's simply said I love you. But her husband didn't see it until it was too late. Stevens Stevens meager junior telling ABC. It's the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I finally fall asleep investigators say the twin engine aircraft ran on into some sort of trouble shortly after takeoff but also stressed that they aren't coming to any conclusions yet remission and a mandate to be on the right side of history Georgia congressman and civil rights. Icon John Lewis with sad news to start the year. He announced this week. That he's battling pancreatic cancer cancer. ABC's Cheryl Castro has more from Atlanta Congressman. John Lewis says in a statement he learned of a stage. Four pancreatic cancer diagnosis when he went to the doctor. This month for routine eighteen visit the diagnosis was reconfirmed. Lewis statement reading in part I have been in some kind of fight for freedom. Equality basic human rights for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now. Lewis goes on to say he plans to return to Washington in the coming days to continue work and begin his Treatment Cheryl Castro. ABC News Atlanta messages of support poured in from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle former presidents Obama and Clinton and the twenty twenty Democratic Democrat presidential candidates and this week in the twenty twenty presidential race. The Democratic field got a little smaller so proud of the campaign. We shaved the conversation on so many important issues in this race stood up for the most vulnerable people and give a voice to those were often forgotten with roughly one month until the Iowa caucuses for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Hooghly on Castro told his supporters on twitter. That he's dropped out. Castro was one of the first I to announce his presidential candidacy but his polling numbers flatlined and he fail to fulfil the requirements to participate in the more recent debates. Castro was the only Latino. Yeah no candidate in the two thousand twenty field. Some good news for the city of Chicago to ring in the New Year Interim Police Superintendent Charlie Beck says there was a thirteen eighteen percent decline in the number of homicides last year seventy four less people that were killed in the city of Chicago a really important statistic and Beck also says overall crime is down. There's also been a seventeen percent reduction in robberies citywide and eighteen percent reduction in burglaries and a ten percent reduction motor vehicle thefts and highlighting this as a twenty percent reduction in hijackings. There were four hundred ninety two murders in Chicago in two thousand nineteen federal health officials announced some some new restrictions to e cigarette products week. But critics say they aren't restrictive and often fall short of what president trump I proposed. ABC's Linsey Davis has more the food and drug administration announcing a partial ban on some flavored e cigarettes in an attempt to curb teenage and you vaping but critics say it does not go so far enough the proposal eliminates meant fruit and dessert flavored e cigarette cartridges but it still allows menthol and tobacco flavors and does not address liquids liquids sold in vape shops. According to recent studies five million middle and high school students use e cigarettes in September president. Trump vowed to do something quote very very strong about it. It's again very new and potentially very bad there have been deaths and there have been a lot of other problems that earlier this week. He sent more of a mixed message. We have to protect the children. We have to protect the families. The same time We have a very big industries become a very big industry. We're going to take care of the. The President of the American Lung Association. Released this statement saying they are quote sad want to see an industry supported approach take precedence over our kids lung health but in order to buy those cigarette. Products users can't be teenagers anymore. Congress approving approving a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco products to twenty one instead of eighteen. A Win in court for one Soda Company after a consumer and we're claimed the name Diet in the title was misleading. Here again is. ABC's Jim regardless of what the TV commercials say something sweet without the calories. Sin Someone someone asked this. We know sweetness of Dr Pepper. A federal appeals court has ruled that Dr Pepper did not deceive consumers into thinking that including diet in the name amounts to a promise sube weight loss a California woman had filed suit alleging fraud the ninth. US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected that claim the makers of diet coke are said to be watching carefully carefully Jim Ryan. ABC News Dallas a legal challenge in California to start the new year companies with contract workers. Say A new law would hurt their bottom line. Here's ABC's Alec Stone in Los Angeles. We're and food. Delivery company posts. Mates are now suing California claiming. AB Five is unconstitutional. The A law was passed in September but now the companies are suing to block it. He would require companies to treat freelance or GIG. Economy workers like Uber Drivers truck drivers and freelance freelance reporters has employees with benefits instead of contractors. The lawsuits claim. The law hurts the on demand. Economy Alex Stone. ABC News Los Los Angeles. It was a bit of a rocky start to the New Year for Pope Francis. He apologized this week for an incident with a woman in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. ABC's Megan Williams has more from Rome. Get a school shop Katiba. Same Kitty. Pope Francis began twenty twenty with an apology from his belkin overlooking looking Saint Peter's Square addressing the crowds below. The pope said sorry for what he referred to as his own bad example of losing patients he was referring to having slapped slapped. A woman's hand during a visit to the Nativity scene Francis was turning away from the crowd after greeting people when the woman reached out and grabbed his hand yanking him towards Lord Sir and nearly knocking him off balance when she wouldn't let go the eighty three year. Old Catholic leaders slapped her hand twice and walked away angrily in his New Year's address arrests. The Pope Equated Violence Against Women with profaning God. He called for women to be more widely involved in important decision-making though he made no reference to the exclusion of of women from the priesthood and decision making ranks of the Vatican Megan Williams. ABC News Rome coming up the new year new decade new predictions and new laws on the book when World News. This week continues when breaking news. Changes changes the world. ABC News accurate credible and unmatched on twitter at ABC News Radio. This week we rang in the twenties scene was celebrate Ori- in Auckland New Zealand and in Sydney fireworks celebrations went on as planned despite dangerous angel brushfires in the area. ABC's Chuck Sivertsen watched the revelry. In New York's Times Square. Works are going off. Your Big signs has twenty twenty at number one time I am square. The ball is dropped. People are just in awe. Everybody's got their phones up. They got their tablets and they're taking pictures that not not only the normal crazy bright lights of times square but true out at all glittery confetti of shining all kinds of colors being swept through the air by a slight breeze little chilly here but not dampening any spirits chuck Sivertsen. Maybe she news Times Square New York and with the New Year comes some new laws taking effect in Illinois the law legalizing recreational pot is now in place. ABC's Ryan Ryan Burrow talked to some folks waiting in line at a Chicago dispenser as you have the kind of circled on your calendar. Miss I finally just go in disarray. It just seemed like a pretty easy process. It's anything like Vegas there just name number and call you up and then it'd be like a costco. We'd and in California a law you might not expect here again. ABC's Alec Stone Okay. If you're an Idaho Alaska Oregon Montana and a handful of other states. And this isn't going to seem all adnew but for Californians. It is a novel idea being allowed to legally pick up road kill take it home and eat it in the laws in effect. But it's still illegal for now not actually collect roadkill before that happens. California's set up a pilot program to give out permits. That could take a couple of years. And Californians won't be able to cook up Jazz Gas Danny Roadkill. It will be limited to deer elk antelope and wild pig Alex Stone. ABC News Los Angeles. And now that we're in a brand new new decade. The predictions are rolling in for what our lives will look like in twenty thirty. ABC's Michelle Franzen reports on one emerging technology. That could change the landscape. Scape of the workforce the job market is set to look a lot different this decade. The working world was radically different in two thousand five says. IBM's Rob Thomas Thirteen years ago. There there's no such thing as a social media marketing manager. There was no such thing as a a youtube artist. All the new technology that ever happens creates a lot of jobs that never existed before the rise of artificial intelligence. He says we're in for another major shift. I think it's for sure that jobs will change. Engine evolved as AI makes its way into all businesses that does not necessarily mean jobs are replaced but they will probably change and I think that's certainly Louis Realistic now. It's harder to see what those jobs will look like know exactly what those are. It's hard to predict what things would look like in five or ten years but I think what we know for sure they. I will certainly change roles and and how people are are expected operates. I'm Michelle Franzen. ABC News and those are the people in events that made world news this week World News. This week was written and produced by joy. Piazza I'm Daria Albinger A._B._C.. News New York.

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"It's Thursday August twentieth the second name on the ticket just checked off a lot of firsts we start here. There is no vaccine for Racism Kamla Harris accepts the vice presidential nomination did she just get handed the torch of the Democratic Party as well? So I said Joe be. Clear He's going to go after your fam- mounts Joe. Biden's turn. We'll talk with the longtime friend and colleague introducing. The president goes full cancel culture on a major American manufacturer and a company that's based in Akron. Ohio by goodyear is having beard week, and this is what it sounds like more of the officers and the George Boyd case is questioned by investigators. Your gut reaction was something's not right here and what happens when an officer's word doesn't act the tape. From ABC News this is start here I'm Brad. History is a tricky thing in some ways over time, it can clearly be cemented, but there is a point where everything is still being shaped last night we saw history but at every point of the evening, it was also clear that the Democratic Party is still being molded. So real quick. Here's what you missed. Everybody it's me Kamla. The night started with the headliner Comma Harris appeared backstage at the Chase Center in Wilmington Delaware with a simple message please votes. So each of US needs a plan, a voting plant that their self perception of some of the party's most prominent voices. Now, I love a good point and Joe. Biden has some really good plans speeches to video packages tugging Democratic heartstrings American need all of us to speak out. Even. When you have to fight to find the words, then Hillary Clinton arrived tonight I'm thinking of the girls and boys who see themselves in America's future because of Comma Harris and this is what I mean about how legends can be shaped within a few short years. If Hillary Clinton had won the presidency four years ago and she would obviously be the face. The party now, she also be this historic ceiling breaker right we'll hear she was the embodiment of dashed hopes for Democrats Joe and Kamala can win by three million votes and still lose take it from me. The pivotal role on this night went to the guy who won for close to four years. Now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work. No interest in finding common ground no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends in a passionate speech. These were some of the most direct shots that former president Barack Obama has ever taken against his successor no interest in tweeting the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use. To get the attention he craves and we've learned now Obama was originally offered the final speaking spot on this evening he turned it down. He asked to go second to last because he said he wanted to hand off the torch you can give our democracy new meaning. You can take to a better place and with that Comma Harris. The first black woman and first American to get the nod from a major party accepted the vice presidential nomination and at every step of the way. I've been guided by the words, I. From the first time, I stood in a courtroom. Kamla Harris for the people the next seventy five days will determine what that legacy the comes for Kamala Harris and Joe Biden who don't forget has one foot squarely in the party's past one foot very much in the present. So that's it for last night. Let's talk about the immediate future. Let's talk about what's about to go down later. Tonight, we're joined now by one of the people who will be introducing Joe Biden on his big night, the man who took over his Senate seat when he became vice president got Senator Chris coons from Delaware Senator coons paper at great to be on with you. You've known Joe Biden for a long time. Right so so when you out thirty years actually. So. So when you guys talk about this campaign and private like what are you guys talk about besides i? I don't want the stump speech. What do you guys actually talk about when Joe I asked me to sit down with him now? Gosh. Almost a year and a half ago to have a heart to heart about should he run this time we had A. Clear. Eyed conversation about what it would mean to run against Donald trump my input to joe was we know about trump that he's the best eighth grade bully we've ever seen. He's mean. Things up that on the cover of the national enquirer, those a picture of her him. And Crazy Lee. Harvey. Oswald. Having. Breakfast. Now Ted never denied that it was his father and said Joe Be Clear He's GonNa. Go after your family. He's going to go after your kids. He's going to after you. What's better? Sleepy Joe was slow Joe. told me. And I said but JOE at the end of the day it's not about him. It's not about you. It's about us and you are the best possible candidate to help the average American. Feel confident comfortable. Proud about what we can do together. Any country in the world be with us if we If we invested who we are. Who we are we've talked. We've talked about this campaign about how? It's about three things know one is moving past donald trump to is getting through the pandemic, the recession caused by the bungled handling of the pandemic and it renewed focus on racial injustice and let's be clear. There is no. For racism, but then most importantly moving forward. Helping us be not just a country that sort of recovers where we were, but they build back better to use JOE's. Summary of how he sees our future we'll, and so you're not gonna like my next question. Then because president trump has had a lot to say about Joe Biden's age and mental state right and and some of that has clearly been rooted in in just pure Innuendo. There's no evidence of anything wrong. But even during this primary campaign, there were questions about what happens if Joe Biden has become the oldest elected president in history is that an issue you speak to him often senator? Is he up to this absolutely I campaign with four Joe Biden in New Hampshire and Nevada Island, South Carolina and other states. One big because he won't. He's got more energy. He has a spring in his step. He loves BEING WITH PEOPLE HE TAKES A. Schedule in the twenty eighteen cycle by Gosh I. mean he criss cross the country he campaigned day and night for months. I was asked to campaign for Doug Jones in Alabama for Connor land in western Pennsylvania we have one in a long time I. Think we were right now in a traditional campaign cycle you'd see how much energy focus and engagement he has. As it is normal campaign that cycle I'm saying he'd still be the oldest president we've ever seen. That's not that's not a just trump talking point. Yes. But frankly, he's very close in age to Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders to Elizabeth Warren to several other candidates from the twenty twenty cycle I think what matters is less his chronological age than his attitude, his character, his empathy, and his experience. All of this is possible for America. Who is standing in the way? Mitch McConnell Donald Trump. Let's fast forward in time. Let's say Democrats, not only win the Presidency Vice President Biden becomes president by, but he does so well that Democratic senators you and colluded get elected and reelected Democrats somehow take the Senate back yet. Can we talk Senate stuff like would you support say like Joe Biden's in charge now ending the filibuster like using really drastic measures to push the agenda forward. Brad. There's nobody better than Joe Biden because of his deep personal relationships across the aisle I get in trouble reading New York Times a day that I. That one of my problems is the run for president. I like Republicans. Came on. Bless me father five cent. It give the Republicans a chance. After trump is defeated. If that happens after we were take the majority if that happens to extend his hand across the island, say let's govern together and get America past this moment, and if they accept that opportunity I think there is a real chance that we could make rapid progress in addressing. Some. Of the challenges that face us before this pandemic climate change gun violence, opioid addiction prescription drug prices. But if they refuse. Then I think you know we'll have to confront. What action is required to? Make possible for the Biden Administration to get things done. I would. Filibuster, well, what I've said before is that I will fight hard to protect and sustain the legislative filibuster because I've seen the moments when it has protected the core values of the Democratic Party and anytime you start. Feeling around with the rules of the Senate I think you always need to put yourself in the other fella shoes. And just imagine. What might happen when the winds shift but I'm also not going to stand by and watch as they prevent a president. Biden. Vice President Harris from accomplishing anything of their agenda. But but so if you do think there's gridlock there would you be willing to go to new lengths to end that gridlock? And would you support president trump doing that as well? If he wins or do you only support that kind of stuff if it's Joe Biden the Democrats in charge, let me Restate Ryan bread I am going to work as hard as I can to make progress on those critical issues in a bipartisan way. If president trump is the president I'm going to be fighting hard to keep the legislative filibuster so that we have a chance. At sustaining what I think are the core values of our country which run in the opposite direction of many of his actions. If Joe Biden's president, I will reach across the aisle and work hard with my friends and the Republican caucus to try and get meaningful legislation in those areas. But I'M NOT GONNA work for four years without any result. Senator Chris. Coons assume later tonight, rep in Delaware and wrapping his old friend Joe Biden him as he accepts the nomination senator coons thanks so much for the time. Thank God great. NEXT UP ON START HERE, talking about canceled culture might be good politics but canceling businesses in swing states that gets a bit trickier we'll be right back. Here's a theoretical divide between the US government and political campaigns. Look you can't spend taxpayer money on stuff that only helps Republicans or Democrats. There's also a line between government and business which goes both ways. Right most businesses do not want to be seen as a company just for Democrats or just Republicans who try to keep politics out of the workplace. Government officials meanwhile generally don't tell Americans what to buy all of this has been turned on its head lately and no small part because companies have gonNA realize it's tough to tell employees to ignore politics that affect their lives and the fact that you've got a president of the United States that loves telling people what to buy yesterday. President. Trump told. Americans. To Stop on one of the country's most iconic brands. ABC's Karen Travers covers the White House Karen. How did goodyear tyres find itself in a war with the president? Well, there was an image. Brad. That went very viral on social media. It's not verified by ABC News but this image shows a slide you know what you'd see in a corporate presentation and On the slide it, it indicates that if your display black lives matter and lgbt pride paraphernalia or messaging that's okay. That's acceptable on the other side of the slide things that are not acceptable. Blue lives matter all lives matter and Maga- attire Maga- of course being make America great again, you can't show a blue line and you can't wear a Maga- hat. But you have other things that are Marxist in nature. There's something wrong with the top of goodyear. So yesterday on twitter, the president writes don't Fi- goodyear tyres. He was essentially advocating a boycott of an American comes with you're doing is playing politics and the funny thing is the people that work for goodyear I can. Guarantee, you pull very well with all of those great workers in Goodyear and a company that's based in Akron Ohio sixty thousand people are employed by goodyear and it. It was striking then to see the president in an election year essentially telling people don't buy stuff from a signature company in a battleground political state will end the freeze that might apply here, which is just over us I'm going to say is canceled culture. You're the president of the United States just cancel goodyear tyres. There's a certain irony there that the president yesterday's calling for a boycott of goodyear but last month remember that speech he gave at Mount Rushmore. That was very widely criticized the president's critics but even some Republicans a little concerned about the political nature of this speech on the fourth of July. The president in those remarks railed against what he was calling the radical left for cancel culture. One of their political weapons is cancel culture. Driving people from their jobs. Shaming dissenters and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees and this is what the president said last month he said that's the very definition of totalitarianism. Now, though he's calling for a boycott of an American company ride on goodyear tyres in the presidential limousine. If there were an alternative, would you want to tire swapped out who would do that? I would swap them based on what I? We'll see what happens. You're going to have a lot of people not wanting to buy that product anymore, and we'll say that goodyear yesterday said that that visual was not distributed by their corporate office. It wasn't part of any diversity training class. But what they say is their corporate policy certainly matches what was on the slide. But this isn't the first time. The president has called for something or someone to be cancelled. Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners? When somebody disrespects our flag. Say GET THAT SON OF A. Field right now out these sky. He's gone after journalists saying you know that they should be fire by the corporate bosses because he doesn't like what they've written or what they've said on television, the giant exercise company Equinox and it spin bikes subsidiary soul cycle tonight try to hold back something of a membership uprising campaign of sorts to get members to quit because real estate developer from New York Stephen. Ross a major investor in equinoxes is hosting a quarter million dollar a head fundraiser president trump Friday in the hamptons the president. Yesterday defending what he's done and sort of that contradiction there by saying this is what the radical left Democrats do they out all of effort don't shop there too can play the same game and we have to start playing it now yet important remember in the White House, any other employees could not necessarily do this people that Kellyanne Conway Gotten in trouble for this event could trump that rule does not apply to the president of the United States. Karen. Travers thanks so much angst Brad. See in my head, was that a police officer was Is My. Into my brothers into Mapra `naked been nearly three months since George Floyd was killed when the Minneapolis police officer leaned his knee on his neck for seven minutes in forty six seconds democratic members of Congress taking a knee for eight minutes and forty seconds today before unveiling legislation to reform policing marathon I, was. Eight forty, six seconds because that's what everyone thought. It was people taking eight minutes and forty second moments of silence prosecutors said later turns out that was all off by minute and that right there shows you how we are still even now after the biggest series of protests in American history, you're still learning more about how this pivotal incident unfolded and it's still teaching us new lessons. Now it's GonNa ABC's Perez who led our reporting George Floyd's death Alex. we just got some new information yesterday. What was it? Yeah Brad were hearing from one of the officers. One of the first officers to arrive on the scene right as that incident began through an interview that he gave with investigators just days after all of this happened. So this is the first time we're actually hearing in his own words how he explains what happened I think we tried to push them back in again. And it. Was Not complying with that. We ended up going down to the ground. someone I think someone said you know let's bring him to the ground because he's just come completely we can't control them what we learn through that interview that was about ninety minutes long is that officer Thomas Lane former officer really points the finger at Derek show. That's the officer who had his knee on George Florida believe Shaman said, you know we have as an ambulance comment we got him. We're just GONNA hold year he was closer to the lower half George George. Floyd's body when all this was happening and his attorney told me that he didn't quite understand what was happening on the upper half of George Floyd's body. That's hair. The other officer was had his knee to his neck. I was saying you know once he stopped actively kicking off. So I was like. Roll on his side. I said I think this might be you know an excited delirium situation but he also says that when he realized that. George Floyd was having trouble breathing. He asked the other officers should we roll him over to his side? Seems like your gut reaction was Something's not right here and we need to. Rethink how we are restraining Mr Floyd. I would say, I felt like it maybe could have been handled differently or we should be. Reassessing what we're doing now, mind you this point when. Officer Lane asked that question George Floyd had more than two dozen times said he couldn't breathe had more than five dozen times pleaded with them for air saying please. So some of that explanation at this point just doesn't quite match up, but you have to remember that while this is playing out in the courtroom the attorneys, the defense attorneys handling this case, they're trying to get ahead of any potential trial by trying to get you know their version of all of this out there for the public to digest. and. That's GonNa, make my the bigger question here. Alex is because we have seen clearly, we've seen so many lessons for other police departments in terms of how they treat suspects that is clear across the country are these tapes in this audio? Are they giving us a sense also of how investigators treat police officers? Well. You know police officers. In. In our society do wheeled a lot of power. Can I just get tons? Do you go by Thomas or Tom? What would you favor? And if you listen to this ninety minute interview. The investigator was very cordial with. The officer, as he asked, these questions and lane was very calm as he responded, and if you talk to other people other people who have been accused of lesser crimes, they say that's not the treatment they get from police officers from investigators when they're called in to be questioned. From my view at home, it looked like a story book ending the team North beat the best team in the NBA. But police say there was action away from the ball involving the team President and general manager of the rafters. It's the same thing we're seeing with this Toronto Raptors. Executive police have not released any video of the alleged assault, but the Alameda. County sheriff's Office did tell ABC News Mr you jury did not have credentials on the court per NBA policy and he's shoved officer twice the officer was able to get his story out there because he's an officer of the law someone charged with maintaining the peace his word was automatically taken as truth and this video now has revealed that that's not exactly what happened. So. Let's talk about that because we've now seen body CAM footage from that officer in the arena, and it does seem to show the officer shoving the raptors team President like really are. The, for Novice, Guy then try to show his credential. He gets shoved again. Finally shoving back himself. Now the officer says he's got all these injuries and that was really the initial story mean the sheriff's Department, one of the press charges against the guy. So does it raise the question Alex weather police and prosecutors do get to write that first draft of the story that a lot of people here and that's what happens. Same thing happened with the George Floyd case initially when this occurred, there was a news release that said. Essentially, that George Floyd was resisting arrest and he had attacked and lounge that officers and we now know seeing videos that that was not the case towards we've heard repeatedly during recent protests demanding police reform, our accountability and transparency. That's why we're seeing now sort of the growth of these independent review boards. The civilian, Complaint Review Board investigates those complaints following recent protests. They received more than seven hundred complaints to try to separate a little bit people who are on the forest from those who are not on the force. I along with so many others in our country and community an incredibly frustrated at the slow pace of justice embryonic case it's reached the point where people really want to make sure that this comes across and they realize that it's not one person or one case but this is a widespread problem in some areas. We continue to learn more about the George Floyd case by the way that officer in the bay area retirement still has that lawsuit against the NBA exact. We saw that video because of a countersuit a Alex Perez. Thanks for bringing us all down. Thank you. And one last thing lots of companies are struggling right now but the cosmetics company Revlon, he's in a world of hurt. It does almost a billion dollars to these big hedge fund lenders will last week Revlon's bank paid it all back by accident city group says it wanted to pay interest on this big loan interest like nine million dollars instead they transferred hundred million nonni accidentally at zero to have been payment that appears to be what happened here. So if you're Citigroup yes for your money back, right while some hedge funds are saying, don't think. So because here's where it gets really bad for city. The amount they paid out was the exact amount of the loan in. To these companies can say, Hey, looks to me like you're just trying to pay US back early. We didn't get extra money out of this. So no take back sees a judge has frozen the funds. So neither side can use them, and if you're wondering who is on the hook at the end of the day is not like Revlon's got an extra billion dollars lying around this came out of city groups owned piggy-bank meaning the money goes away forever there's to make up. Citigroup lawyer said in a statement, this would set a dangerous precedent for mistakes in the banking system which raises the question for me. How many mistakes are happening in the banking system. Is the setup like Venlo thing do you have to type in the Mogi in the comments section of these transactions through start here tomorrow if you can't wait until tomorrow, remember brand new episodes of powerhouse politics in the fivethirtyeight politics podcasts are coming out every day this week great lessons I Bradley.

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Full Episode: Friday, January 4, 2019

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Full Episode: Friday, January 4, 2019

"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast from ABC news. This is perspective. Plus look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up the government shutdown last another week, miss Democrats and Republicans go head to head who'd be a longtime quickly could be a long time. It's it's too important to subject to walk away from we remember a college football superfan. The first thing I said to my doctor on care. That's what I'm more on time. And Kevin Spacey's defense team builds his case as the disgraced actor awaits trial. Contact shirts. Yes. Not any. All ahead on perspective. Visit Trump and Democrats have gone head to head is the president seeks funding for his border wall government, shutdown extending two weeks with the president issuing a warning earlier this week could be a long time quickly could be a long time. It's it's too important to subject to walk away for all this as the one hundred sixteenth congress. The most diverse ever was sworn in on Thursday Democrats taking control of the house from on President Trump's weak, and where we are in Washington. Let's bring in ABC news White House. Correspondent Karen Travers. Karen, we are in the midst of the one hundred sixteenth congress. It is run by the Democrats in the house of representatives. However, the Senate is still run by the Republicans and the federal government is still shut down. And it was a really weird thing. Sherry to see this new congress gets sworn in on Thursday and all the excitement in the family members, and the applause, and smiles and the government is partially shut down. It was just really weird vibe in Washington. And we're really in the same place. We've been since before. Or the shutdown? It's stay fourteen on Friday and both sides are digging in. There's no sense of a compromise in reach and some point somebody's going to have to blink the Democrats insist it is not going to be them that their position has been clear this entire time. But that the president is the one who's been sending inconsistent and perhaps contradictory messages from what they're hearing from senior officials and even his own vice president, but the president will say from the very beginning. This wall was always on the table. He also said Mexico was going to pay for it. That's what a lot of people are going scratching their heads going. Why are we shutting down the government over something that Mexico was supposed to have paid for that? That was a big part of his campaign promise, that's clearly not happening. So the president is now still saying build the wall, and we want taxpayer money to do it. I think a couple things here that complicate this. You had the president's own outgoing former chief of staff John Kelly, do a very long interview earlier this week where he said and remember he was the secretary. So he was very involved with this in the beginning of the administration. He. He said the administration ruled out a wall a longtime ago that they talked to people on the border about what they need and what they want and using billions and billions of dollars for a physical barrier. Like, this was not the right thing to do. And that's where this conversation has shifted to border security technology, drones manpower steel, slats things like that. And this is where this contradiction is coming from the president. He'll say I want the wall. The wall is coming right that on Twitter. But then he'll say call it. Whatever you want we want border security, even steal slats and Democrats are pointing to this to say, we don't even know what it is he'd be willing to accept and until there's one consistent position from the president wall versus security or some combination. We can't really have negotiations on this is it really matter of of where we are when it comes to whose fault is. I mean, the president said a dozen times that he would shut down the government and in with have no qualms about it. You know? And then it turned back into, you know, blaming the Democrats at. This point when someone does give just a little bit. Is that what we are? Now just a game that we're playing to see who gives a tiny bit and who comes out better in the face of the media, and the American people, I it certainly could be heading in that direction. I think the one thing that the Democrats have been successful on this week has been putting the president into a corner in some ways and Senate Republican leadership so on Thursday when the Democrats take over the majority of the house they passed legislation that would fund DHS through February eighth. So short term gives us a couple more weeks to keep having this fight. But they also pass legislation to fund all of the other agencies that are currently shutdown through the end of the fiscal year. Basically what's clear the deck on that? Let those people go back to work. Let those agencies get back up and running don't let them be captive to the border security fight and Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi came to the White House on Wednesday and said we asked the president give us one good reason why you won't reopen all of those other agencies. Half dozen agencies and Schumer said the president didn't give him a good answer, and Sherry we were told by somebody familiar with this meeting at the White House Wednesday that eventually the president said Schumer. I would look foolish if I did that it's just a hard position. I think for them to continue defending because the Democrats separated out DHS from the rest of the government now here of courses Senate Republicans, they're not even taking up this legislation that the house passed because they say the president won't sign it pay attention over the next couple of days to see some cracks in the Republican front on this. We're already seeing Susan Collins of Maine, Cory Gardner of Colorado. They're both up for reelection in two thousand twenty they say they've got to reopen those parts of the government. This is already having an impact on tourism here. Seeing some quotes from food truck operators who say that they did, you know, one quarter of the business that they would normally do on a regular weekday because people can't go to the museum. So there's nobody out in about on the mall before let you go. The president's cabinet meeting this week when he sat down with. This movie poster on the table that said sanctions are coming and a big picture of him on it. What was the deal with that? This is something the president had tweeted back in the fall of play on the game of thrones logo, and the look and it's president talking about sanctions coming here. And you know, he's keyed off of this before with game of thrones talking about building the wall, which for those who watch the show is part of the plot line. And you know, the president likes good theatrics now. What is he doing on that no details as to exactly what that means? And what's coming? That was just an incredible photo op, Sherry it was more than ninety minutes on Wednesday. And it was our sense. But also, then when we talked to some White House officials that we hadn't seen because of the holidays, they agreed with us on this. The president was cooped up over the holiday break. He didn't go to Florida First lady and their son, Barron did go to Florida he was by himself in the White House. He's been talking about this. He's been tweeting about it saying how lonely. He was to spend all of the holidays here. And nobody else was in town. He seemed excited to just be around a large group, and he just kept talking and talking and talking on Wednesday. Exactly like friends are back. Everybody's here. Again. I'm not here alone. Okay. Well, Karen, I've grown to enjoy these weekly ketchups with you about what's going on in Washington and with Trump administration. So it's it's enjoy a good twenty nine hundred have a good one. And we'll talk to you Leonard too. Thanks. During this government shutdown. Thousands of government workers have been going to work. Ryan Hampton is an air traffic controller working for the US government. He talked with ABC's soo-yun about how the shutdown is affecting him and many other government workers. So what's life been like since shutdown? Well, I'll be honest me on the television loud in terms of the Porco environment in Washington and all. At the impact in terms of the uncertainty of their. So when was the last paycheck for most people? What picture was on twelve thirty one before the follow actually started? So the administrative personnel were on board more still on property to handle that part of the for a while. Efforts made before the government shutdown was really in place. There are measurements are being taken to make sure that to deliver on thirty first. It's a stressful job to begin with like what what's it? I mean has it been more stressful wrong. Order required for nation concentration. Focus and obviously professionalism and the Palestinian speak to on the radio. They aren't asking questions. They're just relying on us to get them from ornate appoint base safely with several consoles facilities and not challenging enough without the thirtieth appoint a global noise and distraction in Washington. Those have have been thirty stressful thoroughly helping people working on overtime or six day weeks are builder. Yes, I can fix the settlement about Arkansas we've been staffing crisis mode for now we're going on our fourth year. Now trying to catch up from a wave of retirement. Some early some fourth retirements. Of course, you know, required to retire at age fifty six or facility was not in that sense. We had some aware of of retirement to the mass hiring back in eighty it takes several years to recuperate from that type of mathematics at so today. We have thirty one console that are on our warm day and thirteen of those are in training. So almost half of our controllers are not fully qualified and the other half is trying to become qualified, and yes, the sixty one we are results of that. And so we have everyone frame which again takes year when we'd be working sixty workweeks for the foreseeable future. What do we need to know about this? It's members of the flying public. Well, the flying public, you know, forever pass. You're the gets on airplane bacon. Relax controllers to to do our jobs where worm flagged reports and working until hold otherwise when we come to work, and we do our jobs, and we professionally what they don't realize if ever control a breaking point, and if the shutdown working Faneuil, there's only certain amount of stress and financial burden and employees can take if the worse Lavigne's, and you know, shutdown continues, and we don't get paid at some point there twenty man, how am I going to earn income for my family kinda keep coming from work for the hope and promise of the check. What do I need to go find employment to actually bring in money? So that I can pay my bills were all normal. We pay our girls like everyone else. And you know, we're one hundred special rules for not not paying our bills during shutdown. So the flying public. They can rely on more come into work. We're doing our job if every government employees, including controller required to stay home on a furlough. The impact would be immediate. There would be a full stoppage of airplanes in that. And that had an effect on everyone is should not get to that. And you know, our fans have been wonderful views and discuss inside this shutdown needs and. Coming up remembering Tyler Trent. How much football superfan and honorary captain from Purdue University on perspective after this. I'm ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl from campaigns and controversies Putin bear responsibility for this may he may to store summits and stork tweets you elaborate on that. I don't think it's at all fixing his ability to get his job done. Join me and ABC's Rick Klein every week as we break down the biggest political stories of the day on the powerhouse politics podcast. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective and Sherry Preston. Democrats taking control of the one hundred sixteenth congress on Thursday with Nancy Pelosi reclaiming, the gavel speaker of the house. She was the first woman speaker making history for a second time this week alongside a record number of women at a to a new class of diverse lawmakers ABC's Cokie Roberts is covered Washington for years and says she's never seen anything like this. She sat down to talk about it. With the host of the ABC. News daily podcast start here. ABC's Brad milkey owning someone who knows something about congressional classes. She has seen a bunch of them Cokie Roberts is ABC's political analyst. And so key when you looked at that congressional floor. What did you see? I'm believable, Brad. I'm absolutely facade much of my life. I have looked down on the floor of the congress from the gallery above and seeing gray suits or sometimes navy suits. And and these, you know, just occasional moments of color of a woman. Here there in a bright red dress. And and the opening day of this hundred sixteenth. Congress was completely different. It was lots of color, particularly on the democratic side. Of course, we talk about the significance because you know, Nancy Pelosi takes the gal she's there with all those grandchildren at one. With all the she was talking about your mother to the New York Times this week. But she's always been very gracious about that she had grown up in Baltimore over in a political family and impact our families had lived fairly close to gather. When her father was briefly in congress, and she went to my mother as a mentor and said, oh my goodness. They've given me the chairmanships the party that give me this give me that I feel like I just should shed some of these these honors and my mother looked her and said, no man on earth would say such a thing and to go away a little bit of power giveaway. A little bit of parents. She said, no, thy power and Nancy Pelosi took that to heart, and she certainly does know her power, and she is a very powerful person. But also a really strategic person she knows how to manage legislation. She knows how to deal with warring factor factions both in. Own party and across the aisle. She really did learn the lessons both of her own political family and my own political family. Well, and so as we look forward, then you know, we had all these firsts right? We had the most women the house in history, we had the most racially diverse crew in history, the female, Muslim, what is going to be the actual affected that though like what does it actually matter what you will find with the women, for instance, who the new Muslim women and the native American women, my mom's Ilhan, Omar I'm deaf, Holland, and I pushed through law school as a single mom to become a champion for our schools and our kids they will find that. In addition to the district's that they are representing from their states. They will also represent the Muslim women of America. The native American women of America and the women of America as a whole because women will come to them with their problems and tell them their stories in ways that does not. Happen with men in congress. It's just it's just the facts of it Cokie Roberts. Always a pleasure. Thank you so much good to be with you. The college football season comes to a close Monday with the national championship came during bowl week or a number of college teams face off and lesser watched bowl games Purdue faced Auburn to the music city bowl the Boilermakers lost. But one of the most well-known fans paddling cancer was named an honorary captain for the game. It would be the last one he attended Tom Rinaldi from our partners at ESPN remembers produce superfan. Tyler trent. Tyler Trump, the Purdue University sophomore whose battle with cancer stirred a football team. And eventually touched a nation has died. He was twenty years old one two three. Oh before the weight loss in a compromise speech and the partial paralysis Tyler's fight began long before he ever came to Purdue in October two thousand fourteen doctors replaced the top half of Tyler's on from shoulder to elbow with titanium after nine months of grueling chemotherapy remission and two years of cancer free life and then four months before entering Purdue on a presidential scholarship, the cancer returned the first thing I said to my doctrine on care. How're I'm wanting to school on time in September twenty seventeen Tyler had surgery to replace his pelvis eleven days later, he started school on time guided by faith and driven by his fandom, not crutches nor chemo session stop Tyler for making sure he'd have. Tickets for the Michigan game last season. He said dad, I'm going to go camp out. So I can be first in line second had front row seats. And I sit tither do you really need to do that. And he said, yes, dad, I need to do it. The head coach Jeff Brown was among the first to see him. He didn't tell me a story. Didn't tell me what he was going through. He just had a positive attitude and brought a lot of life to the conversation. I thought it was a one time thing I thought that coach BrahMos come on over to say, hi tan, and that would be it. It wasn't. From being on the field as an honorary captain last season. To being back for the season opener this year. All while the cancer spread to his spine forcing him to leave school. This fall. After the board lawmakers beat Nebraska September twenty twenty-ninth the team knew what they wanted to do the next day. Go gift for our team, captain mass. I say that you think you for this time that we just get the spent here together we ask for hewing in your name. I'm. How did he looked team? And to me looks looks like a boilermaker it looks like somebody's gonna fight until there is no fight. How do you see the future? Well. Me a me of huger online is that. Pervert, a harsh saying a week after that prediction, trend traveled from home to watch his team a double digit underdog take on the buckeyes. He is in hospice at home and wanted so desperately to be able to come here and be part of this night just to be here as a wave of motions. Every occurred. They will also tighter. What is for you? Eight times. It was that fighting spirit that unflinching will that captivated so many in the last month translate. There's always F N tunnel. And as long as you're on your faith. Thank things will workout. Hyler treads life as ended his legacy remains and while he never dawned pants or caught passes. Never scored a touchdown made a tackle. He will be a co captain named by his teammates in perpetuity for so many seasons yet to come. Coming up. Kevin Spacey prepares for trial. And the latest on his defense team's case on perspective after this when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast from ABC news. This is perspective. Oppose. We look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up just like the Pink Floyd song exploring the dark side of the moon, but first famed house of cards actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting an eighteen year old man at an end tuck bar in two thousand sixteen allegations Spacey's attorneys say he absolutely denies quarter. Parents is coming Monday, Massachusetts and his defense team is now building his case ABC's. Juju Chang has more on the story. You want me back? Kevin Spacey closing out twenty eighteen in dramatic if not bizarre fashion, host sure them tried to separate us, but we have to strong to powerful after nearly a year of silence following accusations of sexual misconduct Spacey, putting himself center stage on social media in a video entitled let me be Frank who just dying to have declared that everything said is true that I got what I deserved fifty nine year old disgraced actor appearing to channel his famous character from house of cards Frank Underwood. Netflix says it had nothing to do with the video which Spacey released on Christmas Eve racking up millions of us. I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the things. I didn't do the video appeared the same day a Massachusetts court issued criminal charges against him for allegedly sexually assaulting at eighteen year old man back in two thousand sixteen. A two time Oscar winner Golden Globe winner. Multiple EMMY nominee Spacey occupied rarified air in the hierarchy of who's who in Hollywood known as an actor's actor not much was public though about his private life. But it all started to crumble in the fall of two thousand seventeen with multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by November the investigation in the Massachusetts case surface, the accuser's mother speaking out in a tearful press conference last year. Shame on you for what you did to my son. But now in new audio recordings ABC news obtained from a hearing Spacey's lawyers pressed witnesses about the allegations. You ask did he walk away. Correct. Her indicated, he did not wait for the accuser alleges the actor bought him multiple drinks at the bar. Spacey's defense attorney is heard pointing out what he says are inconsistencies in the alleged victim story such as the clothing he war and even lying about his age. Wjr. He indicated that he was twenty three years old. Correct. That's bird was that. Correct. Or an incorrect repulsed statement, though that interested and questions about a Snapchat video which the accuser claims captures spacing groping him. Vio shows is a person's hand made contact with shirts. Yes. Not a crook. Doing. It's been a year of reckoning and division the metoo movement at the heart of a bitter, national flashpoint. 2018 began with solidarity. Among Hollywood's biggest stars wearing black at the Golden Globes. A fashion statement protesting the power structure that allegedly allowed sexual misconduct to fester for decades. The poster child for that system Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul handcuffed and humiliated in may miss the wisely and has vehemently denied any of the allegations with suggests that he engaged in non consensual sexual activity. I sat down with one of Weinstein's first accusers. Rose McGowan I thought he was a word hog from hell. I thought he was terrifying. Looking as a result of investigations by the New York Times and the New Yorker, including accounts from McGowan Weinstein lost his studio and his status within Hollywood. What does Justice look like to you? Bars as man should be behind bars for the rest of his life, while the criminal case against Weinstein continues. Elsewhere some women are seeing Justice served after decades Bill Cosby once beloved as America's dad now disgraced. Dr Larry Nassar is also finally paying a price. He's sentence. Forty to one hundred seventy five years in prison after the former doctor for team, USA gymnastics and Michigan state pled guilty to sexually assaulting young gymnasts over several decades institutions also being held accountable. USA gymnastics recently filed for bankruptcy and Michigan state paid five hundred million dollars to settle lawsuits brought by the victims, but you wouldn't believe the worst without evidence. Would you? For spacey. The next step will likely be into a Massachusetts courtroom facing charges of sexual assault, including one felony. We still haven't heard directly from Spacey or his lawyers so far more than thirty people have accused the actor of sexual misconduct, and he faces additional investigations in Los Angeles. And london. Coming up the Rooney rule. Sampling, the NFL's policy on increasing diversity among the coaching staff on perspective after this. Hey, I'm Dan Harris from ABC news, and I have a podcast. And if you listen to it it's called ten percent, happier. It's all about how to stay sane in our increasingly insane world, we talked to everybody from the Dalai Lama finds vide- Booker. Vidi both for human rupaul. You have to explore this life. It's fun. It interesting may even change your life. You can listen to it for free on apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Sherry Preston. The Monday following the end of the NFL season is nicknamed black Monday as it's often the day when several underperforming teams fire their head coaches this year slew of firings, however is raised further questions about an already controversial league rule the Rooney rule which was imposed to help increase diversity for the NFL's coaching in front office ranks a stock about all of it with ABC news and sports correspondent Todd ant. A couple of weeks ago, the NFL's thirty two owners made an announcement that the league was going to be strengthening rules obligating teams to consider more minority candidates when hiring coaches and executives in the fraud office's, it's all part of the Rooney rule here to talk more about this. And the coaches who have been fired in recent weeks is ABC Todd in let's start Todd. What exactly is the Rooney rule the Rooney rule, Sherry very simply says, Dan, Rooney the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers at the time in two thousand three. Pushed for these regulations. Let's try and get more minority coaches, you know, on the sidelines for NFL teams. So they created the Rooney rule in his name. It has made a bit of a difference. There are black coaches being hired minority coaches that that are being hired by teams. But that was in two thousand and three let's fast forward. Now, a decade later, and a lot of folks think that the rule, you know, right now that a lot of these teams are just giving that Roussum lip service. The rule says you got to interview minority coaches, you, you know, you have to do that as as part of that rule. Well, that's fine. They're interviewing them, but they're not getting hired in some cases. So we just had what they call black Monday. They after the regular season is over the teams now feel okay? Now's the time. We gotta move forward with somebody else we fire a coach and out. Eight coaches were fired over the last couple of weeks on Monday black Monday five. Coaches were fired. So five black coaches have been fired of you know, to end the season. So so the name black Monday was meant to be just the day that they got fired. But it takes on a new meaning when these coaches happen to be African American. I mean, you've got I I wrote down the list, and you would know better than the jets Todd Bowles the Bengals Martin Lewis, right? The Broncos Vance Joseph and the cardinals Steve Wilks missing anybody here. You Jackson of the Browns was fired a couple of weeks ago actually after week eight. So he he's including the list, even though it didn't he didn't get fired on black Monday. But the thing is they all had losing seasons. So the fact that they're African American how big a deal is that. Well, that's what a lot of people say. Well, if if they're not helping the team win games if they're not reaching the goal of making the playoffs. Well, it doesn't matter. They're black or white. You know, they're going to get fired t the fan base has a bit of a say. You know when they're angry and they're paying all that money for season. Tickets a lot of them or even just for for one game a year, if they go to it's still a lot of money they want a winning team, and they're tired of it. And they wanna see maybe somebody new. But in some cases, I think somebody's coaches haven't been given enough of a chance. Now, a lot of will say, well, you know, if it was a white coach they would have given three or four more years to try and get things going, you know, blackouts game a year two years and now he's gone. So there was some some unfairness their in that regard. So how'd you any fix the problem Sherry him? The question is the Rooney rule was put in place. Great job. I Dan Rooney great job on on the the NFL owners at the time for approving it and saying that, yeah, we're going to interview African American coaches and try and get them on board. See after member? They just have to interview them. How do you force a team to hire? I mean, it's almost like, you know, federal and state you have the NFL that puts on these rules and then each team is like its own state. I mean, they're going to have their own rules within right? Exactly. And when you've got a league that is seventy percent African American and general owners of teams, which is like ninety nine percent white owned, you know, in the middle of come the coaches. And then you're right. I mean what how do you put rules in place to determine? I mean, you can't it's not like affirmative action have people in there. Just based on you know, skin color. Same situation we had with Colin Kaepernick, and we talked about that. And he you know, he's right now in the middle of a lawsuit against the NFL for collusion for owners. You know coming together saying, let's not sign this guy. Okay. Because he knelt for the national anthem and a lot of people saying you're gonna make a big deal over that. But you're not going to. Hire. You know, you're gonna force teams to hire black coaches. What's the problem with that? So there's a lot of issues with the NFL. We seem to talk a lot about the NFL billion dollar business big fan base. I don't know how they untouchable. Well, we talk a lot about the NFL because it seems like the NFL sort of reflects a lot of things that are going on in the country today. I mean, we had issues with domestic violence. You have the issues with. I mean, you have you know, what's been going on with the kneeling of the anthem. When we're how people feel about, you know, the reason Colin Kaepernick, did it why he did it and then that tied into presidential politics. But you also have on the other end, you know, you've got this league where the it reflects. I mean, it would a lot of people like to do on Sundays is just chill out. But yet, you know, you also have the concussion issue as well. Right. A lot of issues the NFL is dealing with LOP on this issue of minority coaches. You know, not being hired. We'll see a lot of these guys that were fired. And this is true in any sport. There's a a recycling that goes on some of these black coaches, you know, a lot with are solid NFL coaches. Maybe they didn't work with one team. But that doesn't mean they can't be successful with another. And that's what we have to hope that these other teams realize don't just go by the head a bad record. I mean, they're they're white coaches going back decades and decades when I was a kid watching the NFL they were coaching. They have like eight different teams. They were with. Well, somebody's giving him a second third fourth and fifth chance that always is always struck me. You know, as as when I was in Milwaukee would follow the brewers. And I can't remember what the coach's name was being a horrible season. And then literally like the next week. He gets hired for another team. Why does one of those teams want them so badly when they've had these awful seasons. So the bottom line is experience. Once you've gotten year in the league. It's almost like you've got, you know, you got a little bit of tenure behind your behind you. So unless you just a horrible coach, and you just. Losing games left? And right. I mean, those guys eventually will fall off. But the there are some solid African American coaches out there that know the game, you know, and those guys like I say it didn't work with one team. But maybe they could work with somebody else. The jets are a prime example of being in New York and following them. You know, they're all pushing Mike McCarthy white coach formerly with the Green Bay Packers. Exactly. I mean, everybody wants this guy. The jets just had a black coach and Todd Bowles. Who really I thought didn't get the job done always. But he didn't make the playoffs. Why not why didn't you give them a chance while the fan base was yelling? I don't think they wanted him out because he was black. He was one wanted a better coach. So that's the big question. I mean, where's he going to end up? Why wouldn't he end up somewhere else the experience of being at that level? And that's the part about the jets job. That was saying is that the jets have been hiring first time coaches young guys never been around before. So the fan base is saying, hey, let's listen, let's bring in an experienced guy. Let's get a guy. Let's not get. Guy who's green and learning the ropes with you know, this is New York. Okay. Pretty big market. You know jets have not been a Super Bowl since sixty nine. It's time. So they want experience, and that's why I think a lot some of these these African American coaches should or hope would get hired again in the recycling end of it. And there's a lot of young coaches now in the college end that are very very successful. They could easily get picked up in the NFL and high. But again, you got to take your chance with a rookie coach. Okay. Todd ant always great talking to you about sports Steph. Appreciate it anytime sharing heading up the dark side of the moon. How humanity made its way to an area once thought impossible to reach on perspective after this have a dream. But don't know where to begin. I didn't want to be limited looking for wisdom for women who've already been there, you will constantly be given the opportunity to lose yourself. Welcome to ABC's. No limits. I'm your host, Rebecca Jarvis. And each week. We're talking to game changing women about success lessons learned along the way. And of course, the worst advice really thought about this worst advice ever, you can hear new episodes of no limits every week on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. This is perspective. From ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. The dark side of the moon often recognized as a Pink Floyd album. Sometimes it's easy to forget. There actually is a dark side of the moon. China's at one of its aircraft's there to explore that side of the moon aside. No one on earth has ever been able to reach before this week. It was mission accomplished ABC's. Brad milkey talked about it on ABC. News daily podcast start here. We've seen a lot of moon landings, but we've never seen one like this. This is a big deal. That is David curly. I'm the senior transportation correspondent at ABC news, which means planes trains automobiles and space, and he says for the first time spacecraft has landed on the far side of the moon. It really isn't the dark side the sun does shine on it. But we never see it. Which is why we call it. The dark side of the moon. He says only a dozen astronauts have even ventured over to the far side. There's only been voiding. The problem is you can't communicate to the far side of the moon. Remember the Apollo missions. And they would go dark where we wouldn't hear from them as they were circling around the back side of the moon, enter the Chinese trunk Leila, China smartly earlier in the year last year, put up a relay satellite. This was specifically built a talk to the back side of the moon. Well this week their lunar module. This was the first to landed itself up Thomas, no remote controls that actually picked a smooth spot where it could land because there are so many. Craters on that back side. There are a lot of scientific. Wow factors here. But the even bigger story here is that it was China. China wants to be a player David says, this is the Chinese loudly saying we are here. We're in the space race, you see it in the economy and trade battles that we have going on right now. They wanna be a player in space and space is not just about science, right? It's about military prowess. Think of US space command, and increasingly it is where the global economy is playing out, right? From telecoms to tech products soon for tourism. This is trying to second moon landing. The third is coming later this year. One last thing with the new year comes new ambitions new goals at a fresh start. It's also easy to forget. A lot of states passed a few new laws that took effect in two thousand nineteen ABC's. Michelle Franson has a list of a few of them rolling into the New Year's states are rolling out new laws starting with that. Paycheck, nineteen states are increasing their minimum wage impacting more than five million workers around the country that boosts now putting twenty nine states above the federal minimum wage level of seven twenty five an hour. A new Oregon law extends an existing prohibition on sex based pay discrimination to also include race color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status veteran status. Disability and age the Golden State changing its pet retail laws now only rescuer shelter dogs, cats and rabbits can be sold in California pet stores some outdated laws got a makeover. In New Hampshire, the minimum marriage age increased to sixteen up from thirteen for girls and fourteen for boys. At least a half a dozen states will. Begin enforcing sales tax laws on some out of state retailers at supported by supreme court ruling last summer, Michelle Franzen, ABC news from ABC news. This has been perspective. If you want to listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the prospective podcast, give us a review tell us. What you think it really does help? You can find it on apple podcasts potpie, Stitcher wherever you listen to your podcast. You can also plan. This and other ABC news shows at it. You see news podcasts dot com. Perspective is produced by Eric Malo? Thanks for listening. ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. 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2/15/19: A National Emergency

"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash powerhouse. That's indeed dot com slash powerhouse. Hello and welcome to powerhouse politics. I'm ABC news, political director recline, and I'm ABC news White House correspondent Karen Travers, and it is an emergency fide cast Karen because it's a national emergency. Actually, it's very fitting to have a emergency podcasts on a date like this day. Unlike few others that we've witnessed in the many many odd as that we have seen under the Trump presidency. This one is a particularly strange one a long meandering series of statements from the president and one crisis is out. We don't have a shutdown, but there's a new crisis that constitutional won a national emergency. Karen in president is in fighting with congress anymore. So you can cross that off the list, and that's a good thing. The government's funded through the end of the fiscal year. Her Ray, there's no government shutdown. But now the president has another fight on his hands. And this is a fight that he's going to have in court. Rick the president, you know, just in this very long rambling at times opening. Statement where he was coming out to talk to us about declaring the national emergency. I mean, he talked about North Korea. He talked about China talked about a whole host of issues, and he just didn't seem like he felt that he was on solid ground to come out. Make this declarative statement. I think it was notable. There were no teleprompters. That is not a good thing. I think when anybody's gonna come out and speak on legal issues, but especially this president who has a very strong tendency to go very very off script. And sometimes this president who is beyond fact, challenged as we've documented many times, a provides glimpses of an unvarnished truth, at least the truth is he sees it. And you saw it. I think in the meanderings of that we heard today of everything from North Korea and China and the stock market to the revelation that he was nominated by the prime minister of Japan for the Nobel prize. Is that right? Karen? Yeah. We got that in the middle of it. Right. So all of that comes comes as part of this announcement the much anticipated announcement of this. National emergency. And I think you're onto something Karen that confident President Trump just goes out there, and declares it just says, this is the reasons that we need to do it. And it's happening and goodbye and good luck. And then we move on. We'll fight it out. Instead, he found all sorts of reasons to to meander around it. And ultimately, I think betrayed what what is a pretty weak political position and potentially a week legal position. Well, and this was an argument that he has been signaling or a move. He's been signaling for months. I mean, national emergency is not a surprise today. He's talked about this. They've kept this as the, you know, their last card that they could throw out if he didn't get what he wanted from congress. The question has been asked for months now if it's such an emergency. Why not just do this? If it's so urgent take action. And the White House says the president wanted to see if he could do this through the legislative process. He wanted to see what congress could give him. Well, they didn't give him what he wanted. So now he's looking for ways to make up several billions of dollars. But I think if you're trying to make this. Case to the American people that yes, you know, it's going to get challenged in court. And yes is could take a long time to go through that process. And the wall is not going to be digging is not starting next week. You would expect that he would come out and very forcefully say I can do this here is exactly why. And I think this is important because of the dire nature of this crisis. We did not hear that from the president on Friday. That's not how he presented this argument. And instead he tried to say, you know, I just have to I know it's going to be challenged. But I've gotta do this. You wanna play something because I think there was an element in what he said today that may undermine his own administration's arguments when it will be in court, and we're already seen legal challenges the state of California, New York members of congress there's going to be multiple legal challenges from all over the place about maybe the national emergency. But also the way that he is then enacting at finding money in all different parts of the federal budget. Whether that's civil asset forfeiture is at the treasury department or drug interdiction programs or. Military construction funds and saying here, it is my magic eight billion dollars for the wall. He's going to be challenged on all of that. But he conceded. I think a critical point take a listen to this. I want to do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. And I don't have to do it for the election. I've already done a lot of wall for the election twenty twenty and the only reason we're up here talking about this is because of the election. Whoa. Karen is actually yeah. He's actually two big things there November one saying I didn't have to do this. Why did you write? Well, if it's a national emergency. Let's let's talk about that point. And then I wanna move to the other point about about the election point one. If you didn't have to do this, then what's the national emergency? In a you're to be able to get away with these extrordinary steps the end run around congress as a result of it. Right. And the question that the courts are going to be considering as you know, does he have the authority to go around congress take money that's been appropriated for one thing. Put it to something else and the president will say because. This is such a crisis. Yes, I do have that authority because I have to take action, but he acknowledged he could take his time doing this and said I can do this over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But he wants to do it faster. We'll just because you want to do something on your own time line, that's not necessarily a legal argument to make. And it's not really even a legislative argument to I think, you know, there is a process of how money gets appropriated in Washington. This is pretty simple. But I also thought earlier in the opening statement or was in a question, the president acknowledged, no, he's new to politics. And that's why this didn't get done in his first two years because congress didn't jump on it, and he wasn't pushing because he was still getting you know, his bearings. I think in Washington, but again that doesn't hold up in court that you know, because you didn't do it now to get done. And then the the other point that he made and again in the spirit of occasional if accidents honesty from the president that that he's done a lot. For the election, and quote, the only reason we're up here talking about it is for the election. Now, he's ascribing that to Democrats playing politics. But man that is a stark admission to my mind, the president just the other day at that rally. Now, Paso finished the wall. This is about a political emergency just as much if not more than it is a real national emergency. Karen and the president once again, he said the so many times in the last couple of weeks at like, we're building wall walls have been built since I've taken office, and like the we've fact check this every time he says it and there hasn't been any new construction since he took office. So to say, I've already built a lot of wall for the twenty twenty campaign. Like, okay, check that off the list. I don't need to keep doing it. But I think if you like pulled back a little bit to twenty fifteen in two thousand sixteen this was a key campaign promise, I'm going to build a wall who's gonna pay for it Mexico. Well, that's not happening. So if it's a two-part campaign promise he can't deliver. I'm part to he's going to try everything he can to deliver on part one. And he is laying the gr-. And work for his twenty twenty campaign. And now he's really putting this all on the line because he's done. I think you could say everything he can through congress. Now, it's on him. And it certainly you talk to let a legal experts this process in court could well play out after the twenty twenty election. I mean, they are not going to be having any groundbreaking ceremonies with the president down on the border because this money could be tied up in court for nearly two years. And in fact, the president alluded to that Karen of a big fan of schoolhouse rock won't. Oh, you know, those little jingles about how Bill becomes a law. Bill up on county. It's it stuck in my head for life, and it rolls on repeat. But suddenly, there's another little jingle stuck in my head. Take a listen to the president the order resigned. And I'll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we will have a national emergency. And we will then be sued, and they will suicide in the ninth circuit, even though it shouldn't be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling. And then we'll get another bad ruling, and then will end up in the supreme court, and hopefully, we'll get a fair shake, and we'll win in the supreme court just like the ban. Catchy. What do you think we learned a lot about the legal process? That's that's. Shows. He is really thought about this a lot to Aquino's exactly how this is going to play out. And he's probably right. That this is how it's going to play out. But he's clearly thought about this process now, and I think you're going to see him. He's already laid the groundwork that he's going to get, you know, not the thing he likes out of the ninth circuit. And then he has a new boogeyman to blame. So you know, I it was Mexico not cooperating with him. Then it was Democrats who are not cooperating with him. And now it's going to be Obama judges who don't cooperate with him, and he can use all of that to turn his supporters at the rallies he'll start doing this year. And then in twenty twenty and say, I tried I did the best I could. But I keep getting, you know, blocked at every turn. And in fact, our colleagues giancarl Katherine Faulders reported that the Justice woman's already told the president's own the house that they're likely to get rejected in this at least temporarily at least temporarily held up and the travel man, of course, is in his mind. He didn't mention today. How many times they had to rewrite the travel ban? Right to try to get it to pass constitutional muster. He made it sound like they just one when they got to the right court. But we know how this plays out. And I'll tell you talking to Republicans in the last couple of weeks, some of them are just relieved they don't like this idea at all many of them. Don't think the walls are good idea. Many don't think though national emergency a lot of them thinking rational a terrible idea with terrible precedents going forward. But they want it to be over. And I think you could feel the relief in Mitch McConnell's voice and others just to say, okay. He's going to do this thing. We have a guy that is intent on doing this feels like he was elected on doing it. He's going to make it happen. At least we get to move on. And I think there was also this feeling of unnecessary drama this week, you know, it felt very similar to what we had in December where we went back and looked you had then house speaker Paul Ryan on the record saying the president's gonna sign this spending Bill, then you had vice president Pence saying or this this is back in March actually that when the president was not really happy with a one point three billion dollar trillion dollar spending Bill. Last year. He he's gonna sign it. Everything is fine. He's definitely going to sign it. This funds is priorities. Everything is great. And then the president tweets that he was thinking about a veto. He didn't threaten to beat it. But you said he was throwing that veto word out there and everybody goes bananas in Washington. And then I was in the room when the president alternately signed that massive spending Bill, and it was funny when we were waiting for the president to come in. They brought in a little table. See think right? They're gonna put the Bill on it. He'll sign it there. And then as the president got closer the table got moved out came in. And you just ranted for fifteen plus minutes about how he hates this Bill will never sign one like this again, but final do it. And I felt like this week. We were getting to see that again that you know, everybody's saying don't worry. This is fine. He's going to sign this. He doesn't wanna shut down. But there's that element of drama. I mean, it was a television producer in his previous life, and he likes that sort of is he or isn't he coverage and sure enough we got to Thursday a day before the deadline to avert the shutdown, and there were still a lot of questions about this. But ultimately. He begrudgingly signs it and says because I can do this my way as well. And one other point I wanted to highlight carrying out of this because at many other things that he he did on this. There was so many different political strands. But he couldn't let the moment go without a swipe or two at at a particular person that we may have some idea was talking about take a listen would have been great to have done it earlier. But I was a little due to the job little due to the profession, and we had a little disappointment for the first year and a half people that should have stepped up did not step up. Now, naming was asked Kelly Adama asked directly or you talk about Paul Ryan, you didn't feel like Damon as. I don't wanna talk about that right now, there's a certain former speaker of the house who back in Wisconsin. At this moment is gotta be screaming at the TV because that's a pretty clear shot at Paul Ryan who we can speculate about others who might be involved in that. But the president has made clear his frustration with the Republican led house now at the democratic led house and things have gotten a lot harder for him and to be fair to Paul Ryan company. They're among those who told the president you're not going to get a better deal when ANSI Flosi takes over. And just watch thought they could. That's the amazing thing. They that's right. The White House, and guess what they got a worse deal. Did. I mean, the idea that the White House was going to be in a better negotiating position. After Nancy Pelosi became speaker was just very baffling. And you know, that's an argument that the Democrats will make you had two years to try and do this. And now, we're the ones that are blocking this. Let's just look at how the going back to your favorite song of how Bill becomes a law. You know, they they there there wasn't even attempts to get this all done. So I think you know, he. He said he didn't wanna talk about it. But it was quite clear. He was talking about. How speaker Paul Ryan there? And I think that's how the president will rewrite those first two years when if by November twenty twenty there hasn't been a single hole dug for the wall, he'll say, well, we miss that opportunity the first two years, and it was that guy's fault. And he's gone and good Goodwin's and moving on it is and we are moving on because this this chapter would appear as close. But as we said, a more interesting one opening up. Karen travers. Thank you for very filling in for the very missing, notably mentioning giancarl. We appreciate it counting shoes to fill. Not. No, no, no, no, not at all. It's been a pleasure having you. We're going to quick break when we're back. We're going to talk to one of the twenty twenty presidential candidates mayor Pete Buddha JR. Of south bend, Indiana. Is it still a struggle to get that good night's sleep? Then maybe it's time to try the purple mattress. It's made out of a new material that keeps it firm and soft. So it keeps everything supported while. 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Thanks for evidence on what's your favorite early voting state, so far well, the one we've been to so far the most is Iowa. And that's been great obviously, it's in driving distance. It's familiar political culture for us coming out of Indiana, but will be visiting New Hampshire tomorrow and really looking forward to getting to know folks up there. He's supposed to say you like them all equally we do like, Raleigh guy, of course. But those are the ones we're going to at the moment. We'll talk a little bit about your about your campaign. I want to start in the news of the president. With this emergency declaration today are pretty extrordinary announcement meandering statement in in part, but coupled now with his vow to spend upwards of eight billion dollars on on the border. Well, what's your reaction to what you heard from the president this morning? You know stream of consciousness without a whole lot of consciousness. It's it's a huge concern when policy is made in in such rambling fashion, but on some level. It's nothing new right? I think the deeper question is one of constitutional power separation of powers, and whether conservatives are going to continue to be skeptical of power, grabs by the executive or whether they're okay with it when that executive has an our next to his name. Look we face some major issues that I would argue perhaps due rise to the level of national emergency light climate, change light gun violence. But the idea that this constitutes the kind of emergency the justifies going around congress in order to do something. Most Americans disagree with simply does not compute. You're an executive you run a city in south bend. What what would be your guiding principle, given the standards of the president seems to be setting. You're expanding the use of of executive power expanding the use of national emergencies. Would you declare a national emergency to support something like climate change, for instance there? I think we probably should now that being said I would prefer to just use channels that we have through for example, the legislative body like I do in south bend. Right. I'm an executive. I got a legislature. If I want to get something in the budget the best time to do that securing budget season. But there have been times when I've had to declare an emergency usually related to whether one time there was a plane crash into a neighborhood, and you deal with things as they come the thing about climate change. Is unlike many other emergencies, we see it coming. And so it really should be something that our long-term policy and our immediate policy plans accommodate if it's not though, I mean, there's certainly has to be level of emergency action on that. And that's frankly, the the underlying philosophy of. The green new deal to treat climate change for the emergency that it is to acknowledge that the destructive power of what's happening to our climate is no less than scale, perhaps more than something like a great, depression or or even a World War. And that we ought to have a commensurate level of American effort go into resolving it. So you get you become president congress doesn't pass green new deal or something. Like it. Do you? Do you go for national emergency? And what does that mean beyond the declaration? What are the appropriate limits to what a president could do to support a national emergency? I don't know the number ready to go into the blow by blow of a hypothetical scenario like that. Because again, I think the best thing we can do is lead the American people to give congress no choice, but to do the right thing. And I think the center of gravity of the American people is in a place where they want to see action on this even corporate America, which resisted a sensible climate policy for a long time has come to realize that it's a necessary for the survival of their business as well. As of our way of life to make sure that we're paying some attention to the. Consequences of and Frank frankly, adapting to climate change is already taking place in the already impacting us in ways that range from extreme flooding in my part of the country to parts of California catching on fire. This is not a hypothetical issue. It's not a theoretical issue at calls for policy action today. And I it can't come a moment too soon. So this is a big week for for the for progressives for the political left of renew deal gets its out, of course, big victory for progressives. In New York City, Alexandria, ocasio Cortez leading the charge against Amazon. Now you've come out. And I know you're not you don't fall into the labels of left, right, and progressivism as much as something that you're you're you're seeking to reject with your campaign. You've said that, but you supported the green new deal you support Medicare for all do you share some concern that we're beginning to your voice from people like Senator Sherrod Brown. Among others say this party can't just go with every left leaning idea every progressive idea. You can't go that fast. And you can't win an election that way if you go. You go far left. I think we need to go with good ideas. And we worry about how good they are before we worry about how far left or how right. They are. You know, maybe this is the mayor in me, but I'm looking for problem solving. And sometimes that puts you in a place, that's considered ideologically centrist, but often perhaps more often than not it puts you in a place that's left of center, and if your ideas, right, then you should be able to convince people that it's the right one for far too long. The Democratic Party has been negotiating against ourselves. Coming up with conservative proposals in hopes of appeasing conservatives in a way that actually just helped the entire center of gravity of the American political conversation at self shift to the right to where we were on the defensive even on issues like for example, universal background checks where the vast majority of Americans or even Republicans agreed with our supposedly leftward position could Medicare for all green new deal. Could that be a democratic banner that would carry Indiana, potentially under the right? Circumstances. Look Indiana went blue once in the last I think forty or fifty years rock Obama. And that was I the rock Obama who is not necessarily the most conservative democrat who ever ran. And the last time it did. So before that was for LBJ who on domestic policy was about as progressive as it gets. So I think what people in Indiana or anywhere else in the country are looking for is somebody who cares about them who understands policy not for its own sake. But it's something that's going to make our lives on the ground in communities, like south, bend, better or worse. And isn't it for the right reasons? I wanna talk about the announcement from the Democratic National Committee in the last day or sell about the presidential debates before you ran for president you tried to become DNC chair. So this might have been your job. But I've magin you've had a chance to to look at what they're saying about the qualifications for the first two debates one percent polling threshold or sixty five thousand unique donors as the as the threshold for qualification. I the DNC get it right in terms of balancing. A lot of the the needs and the expectations after last cycle. I think it's as good a balances any that could be drawn. I think equally important if not more. So is the fact that they decided not to have a undercard or kitty tables back to back debates. Yeah. I think that's a really important response to the accusations of unfairness that were leveled at the NC before also a bit selfishly. I think that's an environment. That's good for newcomers and underdogs, obviously, I'm both of those. And so if we're in that scenario, you know, I think being able to divide even at random if necessarily if necessary divide a field into one that voters can understand one chunk at a time. I think that's healthy. And I think any campaign should be prepared to mount the level of support that it would it would take to meet those criteria is very little you can do directly to get pole numbers up other than appearing powerhouse politics. I. Exactly. But but but you can to some degree try to control that number of donors. Give us a sense of what sixty five thousand unique donors means is that a threshold that is easy to meet hard to meet how confident are you that you will get to that level. Well, there's only one way to find out for sure which is to go out there and do it. I'll tell you that on our exploratory committee the day, we got it up and running by by the end of that day, we'd receive contributions from everyone of the fifty states plus DC. So I think that you know, you've got to have that kind of widespread grassroots support in order to get anywhere politically, remember what they're looking for is not so much things that will cause you to be significant but things that reflect the significance of your effort. And I think the campaign that wants to stand on its own two feet, and we'll have to be able to show support in a number of different ways from the kind of popular support that's measured in terms of the the polls to the kind of grassroots financial support that they're trying to capture what that sixty five thousand level. There are any number of. Different ways and formulas they could come up with. But this seems to me as as good as any an affair want to start out with earlier this week. You may have seen the cliffs making the rounds. Senator Tamil Harris was asked about her personal experience with marijuana. I'm curious your experience with marijuana as the youngest candidate in in the field right now. I and how that informs your view of what should be done on a policy level. Yeah. So I just closed in the book that handful of times. I I did that too. When I was when I was in high school, and and early in college, I think I'm not sure that qualifies me to expert or. Yeah. I remember that makes me any more informed on on policy than anybody else. I will say as somebody who is very attuned to the the harms done by mass incarceration in our country to say nothing of the racial inequality. That's associated with enforcement of some of these laws that we need to take a hard look at non violent drug offence. And how those are penalized in this country. There was some step forward on a bipartisan basis at the federal level, which is the start, and I think. That commonsense decriminalization of marijuana is something we need to do. They're doing it about six miles from my house that's happening in Michigan right now. And we will learn from these early states that have led the way on that. Because there are of course, many pitfalls this doesn't necessarily make it safe. But just because something isn't safe doesn't mean that throwing people in jail is a good response to it as you know, Michigan and other states that have legalized they have to deal with a hodgepodge of regulations. It's still illegal at the federal level. That makes them have to go is like a quasi black market not really Blackmore Greg to create their own banking system. It's awkward Comcast business because they're not they can't go through federally regulated banks. But you mentioned decriminalization that's not the same legalization distinction there. You don't think it's something that should be legalized at the federal level. I think there are any number of ways that we can approach this. I don't have a problem with moving toward legalization. I think we need to move toward it in a smart way, though, especially when you think about some of the impacts that this has. Things that haven't people haven't thought about like the way that the financial sector response to the patchwork of regulatory responses. We're going to have across the states. It would be nice to harmonize something like this between states and the federal government. If that's too much to ask them, maybe federal policy will just have to lead the way. So before we let you go. I always when I talked presidential candidates either in settings like this or other settings people love to talk about what the stories they're hearing, the feedback that they're getting what is the what's the biggest takeaway that you have from the conversations not as it affect you and your ambitions. But about what what what you've learned legitimately learned in your early travels. I'm seeing people who are looking for big ideas. And they wanna have big conversations, you know, in Iowa. For example, I was going through my briefings on, you know, very detailed kind of parochial issues that you're supposed to be on point for even if you're not familiar with these backyard questions in Iowa. I didn't get one question about ethanol, for example, not that that's not important. But it's interesting that I didn't get one question in five or six appearances in Iowa. But I got a lot of questions about foreign policy the way the US fits in the world as well as questions about where our democracy is headed. I think people just because of this moment where we have basically a realignment, I'm in this deep tectonic shift in American life, and certainly in American political life. Nobody knows quite where it's going and anybody who wants to be in the twenty twenty conversation needs to have an account of where they're trying to take things not just in office, not just in two thousand twenty. But really what's the next era of American politics going to look like for both parties, and those seem to be the questions on the minds of the people who showed up in the coffee shops in the living rooms of the places. I was going to all right mayor Pete Buddha. Judge from south bend Indiana candidate for president in two thousand twenty thanks for being here on power politics. That does it for this edition of powerhouse politics. Are thanks to the whole producing team, Angie, yack. Remillard Miller and the man behind the controls Trevor Hayes things, I'm reclined. We'll catch you next time. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash powerhouse. That's indeed dot com slash powerhouse.

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"It's Friday April seventeenth. And which phaser you win? He start here is more find themselves on the unemployment line. The White House issues new guidance. To all fifty states if you get Novi bound and you satisfy the gating for yet again a second time then you go to face to. We're GONNA walk you through. The vocabulary will all be using for the next year of our lives. The biggest cluster of cases on American soil isn't a New York apartment building. It's in South Dakota. Employee is weren't filling faith because they weren't provided any math. What happens when Cova nineteen of rips through the facility packs your food and at least this group is hiring us a big phone bank and call people to say. Hey you've been in contact with a corona virus carrier. How are you feeling the new detective? That will be key to getting America back on track and the privacy concerns within from ABC News. This is start here Brad Milkey. We began the week. New York state was seen close to eight hundred deaths a day. Just one state will on Wednesday. That number went to seven hundred fifty two yesterday. Thursday governor Andrew Cuomo announced. It was six. Oh six now. We've learned at this point not to get worked up over one day's worth of stats remember just this week. New York City raised its death toll by nearly four thousand because of all the people who died before they could even get tested like pretty much every count you've heard so far is below the true total. The good news is it means we can control the virus right. We can control the spread but in this bizarro world that we live in now. Six hundred dead one day in one state actually passes for good news to health. Experts it assign social. Distancing is working at the same time. Though there's no doubt that social distancing continues to wreak havoc on the entire country the numbers are staggering twenty. Two million. People have lost their jobs in the last four weeks in America and that wipes out all of the gains of the last decade in terms of jobs since the financial crisis yesterday morning another five million Americans filing for unemployment just last week when you look up in the first week of May new unemployment rate in this country could easily be over fifteen percent on the line until yesterday morning. President trump got him a phone with every. Us Governor Miss Big Video Conference. Call talk about how to reopen what that looks like an ABC News actually obtained the Audio of this call. We'll be standing right alongside you that he owed it just one problem here. A lot of steep governments are not getting ready to leave open. They're extending their stay at home. Orders The New York pause policies the closedown policies will be extended in coordination with other states to May fifteenth lots of moving parts this morning. Let's straighten it all out with. Abc's Karen Travers who covers the White House and carrying the president? Gave this briefing to you guys later. Let's start with that call. Start with the plan. The White House is outlining here. What is it. It's a three-phase plan it's really Brad. A blueprint for what states can do to try and get people back to work and get the economy back up and running. Our team of experts now agrees that we can begin the next front in our war which we're calling opening up America again so phase one as the White House put it. This is where employees could continue to telework if they can but it also like to see some workers coming back in phases twenty percent or twenty five percent to forty percents to fifty percent and again minimize all non essential travel and also make accommodations. If you're vulnerable people within your workforce make sure they can continue working from home or do it in a way. That doesn't put them at risk. Gyms could open if they HA- again could here too strict physical distancing and elective surgeries can resume on an outpatient basis. Face to these two is when screws can reopen. This is something that many Americans are very interested in. Daycares and camps can reopen and face to visits a senior living facilities however should remain hospitals prohibited. Also churches bars gyms and large venues. You know where you could listen to music or just gather as long as there is proper social distancing measures in place. All of those things can open. Then you get to face three. And it's essentially just a bit of an expansion of face two brad where all those same businesses can start easing the social distancing and get back to something of normal. I think we'll be able to have squash events in that phase where you actually have participants there. I'm not sure you're going to be able to do that. Uniformly evenly temporarily with everyone but President very hesitant last night to call anything the new normal. He's really trying to look ahead for getting back to a complete and total normal of what we all knew just a couple months ago. Well and how can you tell them? Did you get a sense of how states will be able to tell if they go along with us that they're ready to move onto the next phase like what are the benchmarks here? Yes states are going to have to meet. Specific criteria are tracking the number of cases. And it must have downward trajectory for fourteen days. They will have to go two weeks where they hit certain numbers downward trajectory and the number of positive tests with persistence of high levels of testing. If you get no rebound and you satisfy the gating but yet again a second time then you go to face to then two more weeks to prove that you can go to phase two and so on down the line now. The other thing is what's phase four. What's phase five like when we get back to really Opening up the Faucet of bids can you get back to having tens of thousands of people watching sporting event or a concert or the political vase concert? But you're just you're still gonNA be six feet away from the next closest person maybe Mascot Mike. That's still right. Yeah in the President. Last night really didn't want to talk about a restaurant. Only having one third of the tables will be if he has one hundred fifty eight or sixty eight seats and that's going to happen we WANNA get back to full strength but recognizing that that's still a ways down the road that states such as Montana and Utah during me getting period will be face early tomorrow if the company decides you're talking about those states that are in great shape already They will be able to go literally tomorrow. Here's the president. Did Not get into last night. Brad though is how comfortable are people going to feel going to these places if they're still reading about cases if they're still worried about their own personal safety churches bars gems concert halls can open. Are People going to go or people are going to go to a football game in the fall even if they're told grow all the businesses cancelled so right now. Just call of a lot of fear. An unknown supposedly. They're sending US twelve hundred dollars from the federal government which will not pay my rent the in the meantime Karen. How is the federal government responding to these just these outrageous unemployment numbers? I mean before state. Start moving forward. What are we doing as a nation about all these people losing their jobs yesterday after those unemployment claims came in the administration put out a statement saying that Americans were making a lot of sacrifices right now that they understand people are hurting but this is necessary right now so that people don't get sick so that the the virus can be contained but the president is really focusing on the the federal aid. That's already been approved that he's already signed into law. And the big thing is that two trillion dollar stimulus plan that went into effect at the end of last month and included in that were hundreds of billions of dollars in small business loans and Brad yesterday that hit the breaking point where the government said. That's it they. They ran out of money exhausted as a good thing. Not a bad thing. It went quickly. It is so popular tried to pass a clean funding Bill Senate Democrats locked and there's a big fight happening on Capitol Hill Right now where. Republicans want to about two hundred and fifty billion dollars just to that son. There is a disparity in access to capital and country. Democrats also want to add about two hundred and fifty billion to that fund but they also want another two hundred and fifty billion to go to state and local governments to go to hospitals and healthcare centres. We do not want this tragedy of clone the virus to exacerbate that disparity or to apply it and they're trying to get double the money Approved quickly it was going to say it was exactly a week ago when we heard that they were sort of at an impasse. It's a full week. Exactly nothing has changed except the money. It's Gone Karen Travers. Thank you so much. Thanks Brad actimel start here so rural states like South Dakota good to go right. Well tell that to the single biggest cluster in all fifty states. Is there something preventing you from achieving? Your goals is work related stress or insomnia slowing you down better help. 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You're listening right now. In a best case scenario states have stopped seeing these huge surges across the entire populous. The counts do continue to go down. That scenario relies on people continuing to distance themselves from each other. But even if that happens there's almost no scenario out there with this. Virus does not continue to make its way into new areas. The next thing to keep your eye on here over the next days and weeks is sudden deadly clusters. Kobe nineteen just tears through a small area. Because if I was to ask you with the single most infected spot in America is you'd say some neighborhood in New York right or maybe a really condensed part of Louisiana some big city. No the two biggest American outbreaks at this moment are an aircraft carrier in one at least five hundred fifty sailors from the US. Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for Co mid nineteen and a meat packing plant. In South Dakota the largest pork producer in the world smithfield foods saying one of its plants in South Dakota will remain closed nearly three hundred employees testing positive for Cova nineteen whenever we're GONNA ABC's Juju Chang. She's the CO anchor of nightline. Because you've been speaking to a number of people connected to this. This smithfield foods plant. How did this happen well? I've talked to workers. I've talked to people who organized labor and if you think about the Teddy Roosevelt and this meat packing plant. Think about confined spaces The workers I spoke to said it's impossible to social distance in these factories. There working literally shoulder to shoulder with people for nine hours a day When the first instance of Kovic hit labor organizers workers were really scared and we're asking for protections and social distancing and many felt. They weren't getting answer our resiliency and are already sparse. Population density break to manage the spread of this virus the backdrop In South Dakota is very interesting because the governor Actually went on television weeks ago and said you know. South Dakota is not like New York City and we don't need a statewide shelter in place. Salish the National Estate Institutions. Visiting government is in fact. She is still one of the only five remaining governors who has not issued a statewide order. Inner defense she has issued social distancing and closed down schools and made a lot of executive orders on that front but she has refused to order a statewide. Shutdown can turn into ten turn into fifty like that and If you're a business owner you don't believe that just ask the leadership of Smithfield so the mayor of Sioux falls started seeing these positive cases of Cova within the factory and he told me he went to bed Friday night and thought This number doesn't look good. He woke up Saturday morning. And said I have to take action when you look at your economy and your city and you ask largest employers to consider halting operations. You don't do that lightly but sure enough. They paused the plant for two weeks. They've agreed to pay the workers and they're trying to do an overhaul but the outbreak is so large in Sioux falls at the. Cdc is sending a team to look at. What created this cluster. Yeah what are the employers? Tell you so this worker who wants to remain anonymous. We dubbed her. Sally Didn't want us to use her name because some of her family members still work at the plant and she was afraid of retaliation but she spoke out because she felt concerned. I received a phone. Call that A friend of mine had just passed away from nineteen and he worked at the plant. He now mind you. She said that before Kovic she was very fond of Smithfield as an employer. She made seventeen dollars an hour. Good wages good benefits and yet once cove hit. She was very disappointed in their reaction. Employees weren't feeling safe because they weren't provided any mass in there. Working in close quarters to each other. Smithfield told us that they put up signs urging workers to keep six feet apart and social distance. And I asked sally she'd seen those signs. She said she had not seen a single sign that asked workers to socially distance themselves which she did see were signs that gave a five hundred dollar bonus if they came to work for the full month of April If they didn't miss a day now what she's saying is that the employers were trying to get people to Come to work and show up because so many of the workers were scared. They they were calling out. That said you have to wonder if there's a backlash and that may be some employees were willing to come to work sick in order to garner that five hundred dollar check and so this plant has close but if all these workers are essentially saying hey we can't stand six feet. Apart like the machinery the line was built a certain way one of that create concerns at other food processing plants across the country as well. Smithfield has shut down to other plants Tyson has shut down plants. Perdue has shut down plants There there have been deaths in other factories all together every day. All Day like cattle and because this virus is so insidious The mayor of Sioux Falls said he was on a conference call with fifty other mayors and business leaders and he warned them can jump out of a light socket. I you faster than you can realize and it can disrupt your whole academy quickly and the Sioux falls chapter of the AFL CIO. The Workers Union The Guy There was saying that they had been trying to sound the alarm bells for more than a month at this plant Because of the crowded conditions and the lack of protective gear. And that's what we're talking about. These are essential workers who need protection in that kind of makes it tricky to this is an essential business. This would not have been affected by bias. State-wide shutdown order necessarily but when they close Smithfield released a statement saying unfortunately cove nineteen cases are now ubiquitous across our country. The virus is afflicting communities everywhere the agriculture and food sectors have not been. Immune like you said you do. Not just any cluster. Here this became among the largest in the country. A Juju. Chang. Thank you so much my pleasure so here. We are in April and they're still not really clear way that Americans across the country are GonNa get tested for Corona virus. Governor Murphy says the Garden State is leading the way in testing with a new saliva. Kit that gets results in twenty four to forty eight hours. This is seen as a game changer. When the testing protocol because it safer and quicker than the nasal swab testing which is considered more painful invasive and less safe for the medical staff giving the test even if that all pans out that starts happening and then even if businesses can start to reopen is not like. We're going to be able to be less vigilant. Just heard from Juju how fast this virus is still able to spread so in addition to testing. There's one other key system that is going have to ramp up something epidemiologist think about all the time but the rest of us have really only heard about recently. It's called contact tracing GONNA ABC Senior Investigative Reporter. Aaron Katersky Turkey. Who's been looking into? How states actually planning to implement this so first. Aaron what is this? What is contact tracing read? This is the tried and true methods that health officials all over the world have used to control infections for decades and it involves finding the carriers contacts not casual contacts but people who've been in close quarters with the carrier of the corona virus and then figuring out if they are sick and if they are isolating them so they don't expose anybody else and it's really nineteenth century public health measures boots on the ground. It's interviewing people who might be quite scared and panicked. This has been done for decades in various ways but it has never been done on the scale required for the United States of America to reopen from Corona virus. Cherie County Health Department. In some cases public health officials have simply gone out into the community to find all the close contacts of the sick day. Did you start to symptoms respiratory? You could use a big phone bank and call people to say you've been in contact with a corona virus carrier. How are you feeling? Raging Massachusetts has begun to hire people in eight communities north of Boston. They've hired two hundred fifty people and they're going to be the contact tracers. You don't need any special skills to do this. You could work under the direction of a train. Public Health official. One idea has been to take all the people that have been unemployed laid off because of corona virus restrictions and put them to work tracing all corona virus carrier contacts. That's important why just to give you a sense of where the thing is traveling. That's the only way you can contain a second wave of CORONA VIRUSES TO UNDERSTAND. Not only who has it but who that person may have come into contact with so far? The Panhandle Health district has done contact tracing with six hundred and fifty people by doing this. They say the virus will eventually have nowhere else to go because the theory is that every corona virus carrier has ten or so intimate contact so one case can quickly multiply ten-fold. You know one of those. Ten context gets on a plane to I. DuNno Boise Idaho. You can give officials their heads up and then protocols would dictate whether that person needs to be isolated. Well should I feel weird Aaron that there are essentially government employees? Right now. And that states are saying. Hey let's get even more government employees to do this to essentially track where either I've been or where my friends have been or where my bus drivers been like. Do People have concerns about this? There are real questions about contact. Tracing and a major frustration is that sometimes people are dishonest about where they've been so really. This is only as good as the self reporting that public health officials can collect. And let's say you decide not to do it in person or even over the phone. Do you have a big corporation? Do it like apple or Google. Maybe it's an APP and do you want all of those companies then having access to your personal health information the Technology Use Bluetooth data to keep track of phones that have been close to each other. It'll I roll out in. May as an APP designed by public health agencies but apple and Google have plans to build the function directly into their phones operating systems in fact apple and Google have been working together to enable Bluetooth technology to help. Public Health. Officials do contact tracing enough for a long enough period of time in. Google can record that and India events that are diagnosed positive with Komen nineteen. They can send out an alert to other phone. Said you were ear for that period of time this would be an opt in kind of technology though so again only as good as those willing to participate and you mentioned Massachusetts also. The State of Utah started doing this type of tracing early and often. They say it is already helped them to kind of nip these new outbreaks in but they also admit they had a lot fewer cases to trace at first and save New York and again. I can't stress enough like you said I want you identify these people. You have to give them quick access to a test to see if they have it as well amateur skeets fascinating stuff. Thank you thank you Brad. We'll last thing. Professional sports will not begin anytime soon in America but the baseball season has finally gotten underway in Taiwan. 'cause he feels this one goes to the left. Fear back is a stadium without any fans. The stadiums close to everyone except players and employs but organizers. They didn't want everyone watching empty seats so they filled in a bunch of them with fan mannequins fans both the three. D. Kind would see store wearing t shirts and hats and in some rose life-sized cardboard cutouts. So if you're a player imagine this. You're playing cavernous stadium. The only people watching actually aren't people there these flat fans but also not quiet in terrace. There these human sized robots banging on wheel drums just to add some flair. I guess somehow the players are still able to focus on hitting that ball and yesterday in a thriller the racketeering monkeys hit a walk off home. Run in the bottom of the twelfth sports fans. You thought you had nothing to look forward to. It's fun and Games until a robot wants to have a chat with you about your batting average. Then then you better run. We got another bonus episode of the essentials inside the curve. Coming up tomorrow morning check it out. Firsthand accounts from the people who are on the front lines of this crisis start here is produced by David. Ryan Kelly Tarez Trevor Hastings. Josh go and Eric Kimball born efan. Thanks to Eric Johnson Kia Brown John Newman Elizabeth Russo. Able as station few special. Thanks this week. 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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast from ABC news. This is perspective. Closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up the president and the Democrats worked to avoid another government shutdown. The committee will come back. And if they don't have all I don't even wanna waste by reading what they have another book gives an inside look into the Trump administration. He's the only guy I've ever met who can look both pretentious and that can unmade bed at the same time. And I think that's just the best way to describe Steve Super Bowl week. A former NFL player reaches another milestone, it was not okay to be and you know aid was going around for the whole thing going on. It was that was anti-gay. I don't think the NFL would embrace on perspective. The Trump administration and congressional Democrats working this week to try to prevent a second government shutdown which could come in less than three weeks. If no compromise is met. The committee will come back. And if they don't have a wall, I don't even wanna waste my time. Reading what they have President Trump says the plan must include funding for border wall. The Democrats argue it would divert money away from other areas of government that need it for more on President Trump's week and everything else happening in Washington. Let's turn to our White House. Correspondent ABC's? Karen travers. Karen, we're ending one week. And we're starting another week next week. We will finally give the delayed state of the union address. And what are we going to hear the president said that this is speech will focus on unification, which you know, implying bipartisanship and bringing the country together. Of course, this has been a pretty nasty bitter partisan time in Washington with that thirty five day government shutdown. I think we can also expect that the president is going to focus very heavily on border security, and Sherry that's where you know. He kind of joke about it. But you've almost heard the president give large portions of the state of the union over the past couple of weeks. We know what he wants. He wants billions of dollars for a border wall. And he is going to make a hard case to lawmakers to give it to him. You can imagine that the reaction in the room from that new House Democratic majority is going to be stone-faced. Yeah, we're quiet. Are we going to see any sort of unification from those Democrats who were there now, and he colors that they're wearing any actions that they plan to do. We don't know about that just yet. But I think if you look at the trend of the past week, so the government shutdown ended with a three week agreement for government funding and promised to negotiate on border security week one is over and we haven't moved an inch closer to anything that would be considered a compromise or a deal or anything the president can accept. In fact, the president undermined or dismissed any of the efforts by bipartisan lawmaker saying it's a total waste of time. He says he's not going to get what he wants Nancy Pelosi has made it very clear this week. She's not giving any money for a border wall. So where is the wiggle room? Right now, we're not seeing it but cherry the deadline. Not until February fifteenth. And if we know one thing about congress, they don't do anything if they still have time left on the clock. Right. Exactly. What are the drawbacks in just simply declaring one of these national emergencies the precedent? That's what Republicans are saying. So I starting there you have a lot of Republicans saying he should do this, Lindsey Graham and ally saying just do it. You know, go ahead. You're not going to get the money from congress. Do it. You have to do Marco Rubio is been a very vocal opponent to this plan saying this just sets a very bad precedent for future administrations. If they don't get what they want on a policy priority. They'll declare national emergency and try and reshuffle the money. So there's just the the politics of it. And what this means going forward. There's also just the push on. It's not really going to work. You know, he can say it's national emergency. Mick mulvaney. His chief of staff says they've already identified more than five point seven billion dollars from other departments that they could put together in a pot and put it toward a border wall. But if you declares a national. -mergency? He can't just write himself. A check a couple of hours later they have to figure out how they're going to do this. And here's the thing. Sherry it's going to get challenged in court and legal experts. We've spoken to say this could drag on longer than the president's remaining time in office in a first term this could be two plus years of going through the court system, which means the wall doesn't get built with that national emergency money. What do you think of the performance of Nancy Pelosi so far? I mean, she came in there. There was a lot of doubters, and and there's actually been you know, what is your thoughts on there from the White House perspective of of how this new democratic congresses is playing out led by speaker Pelosi. It was striking to see is White House officials current and former reaching out to us last week after the president declared the end of the shutdown and accepted a deal that had no money at all not a dollar for the border wall. The reaction from people close around the president was he lost. He lost this one big time. And that Nancy Pelosi played this. At every turn perfectly. I think there was a comment that when we look back on this period. Whether that's in a couple of weeks or a couple of months, and there's something that ANSI Posey said in December in the Oval Office. The president was trying to say that she was playing hard ball because she was facing a revolt among harangues, she wasn't speaker yet at that point during the lame duck session, and there were some rumblings that a couple dozen Democrats were not going to support her. And he noted that to her, you know, you're just doing this because you haven't locked this down. And she said, you know, don't mischaracterize the strength. I bring to this. And I think one thing we saw from White House officials over the past few weeks as they did miss underestimate to use a George W Bush word the the power that she was bringing in the ability that she had to keep her caucus together. The president was very frustrated. And I think he's seen Republicans over his first two years in office. Get fractured Paul Ryan speaker was losing conservatives. And then if you help the conservative. Back into the room. You lost the moderates. And they were always kind of leaking holes in the boat. We haven't seen that yet with Nancy Pelosi in the Democrats, it doesn't mean it's not coming. It's inevitable. But for now on this big fight. She's kept everybody together. Okay. ABC's? Karen Travers, joining us some from the White House, and thank you so much. Enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend. Have a great weekend. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is become one of the latest to leave President Trump's inner circle and write a book about his experiences is weighing in on the power plays within the administration and the Muller. Pro ABC's David Wright has more Donald Trump was not my first choice, president states. I was I didn't win brash. Former governor of New Jersey doesn't pull any punches. That's simply not Chris Christie style. Christie's new book let me finish Trump. The Kushner's Bannon, New Jersey and the power of in your face politics. The federal government is just barely back up and running again after the longest shutdown on record the state of the union postponed for a week because politically at least the nation's capital has been in a month long state of dysfunction Christie says there's no question the Democrats won this round how prepared as he for Nancy Pelosi. I think you see the his and give her a nickname. Remember he calls. Chuck Schumer cryan Chuck he has no nickname for. Nancy pelosi. I can't emphasis you how important that is Roger stone. The latest casualty of the Muller pro there's certain things in that in that indictment that should be concerning for people at the top levels of the Trump campaign in the summer of two thousand sixteen because their referenced over and over again, and yet you write in the book that you feel like this was a team that was too disorganized to collude with do. I still think there's evidence of collusion with the Russians. You never know the people at the top levels of the Trump campaign should at least be concerned about what else Mr. Moore may. Now, governor Christie knows that firsthand bridge gate overshadowed his second term as New Jersey Governor the scandal over the partial closure of the George Washington Bridge allegedly to punish a New Jersey mayor who refused to endorse the governor's reelection to bridge gate cost to the presidency. Yeah. I think it did. I do because I think that what? Happened was I at that time was the front runner for the Republican nomination. I just one sixty one percent of the vote for reelection in a blue state. And I think I was threat to people Christie's political standing was badly damaged by bridge gate. Even though prosecutors were unable to come up with any proof. He was behind it at least, partly because of the fallout from bridge gate Christie's presidential campaign never really got off the ground. Instead, he was one of the first major Republicans to endorse Trump the book recounts all the big campaign milestones, including the low point of the race the release of the access Hollywood tape. You know, he didn't remember it. But when he saw it he turned around because it's me locker room talk locker room banter, locker room panther was what he said it was in the book Christie also settled some scores with other key players on the campaign. Michael flynn. You're not a big fan. No, he's he's a criminal. And he's a train wreck. I begged the president to not give him that job. Steve bannon. He's the only guy I've ever met who can look both pretentious on like unmade bed at the same time. And I think that's just the best way to describe Steve. But the Trump adviser who comes in for the most sustained criticism in the book is still at the president's side son-in-law, Jared Kushner as nepotism a problem for this press. Well, I just think it's hard to have. It's hard to be objective about your own family. First off you love them. It's hard to be objective about them. And if they do something really wrong, it's hard to fire him because you gotta have thanksgiving with them. There is a narrative out there that Jared Kushner and evoke Trump soften some of the darker impulses. And channel President Trump to a good place. I think there are times when jarred Nevada play constructive role with the president and other other times when they don't like the rest of us Chris Christie is watching with interest. In fact, he's an ABC news contributor to use still harbor. Presidential ambitions someday, not really you. Swung in you missed. Yeah. Thank you know, you took your best shot. I would only run if I thought that I had a legitimate chance to win. I don't like engaging in this kind of stuff just as an exercise. But I absent those factors lining up. I'm also pretty happy with my life as as it exists now coming up in Venezuela. Measles outbreak that has rocked several states on perspective after this. I'm ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl from campaigns and controversies Putin bear responsibility for this may he may to store summits and stork tweets skew elaborate on I don't think it's at all fighting his ability to get his job done. Join me and ABC's Rick Klein every week as we break down the biggest political stories of the day on the powerhouse politics podcast. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Sherry Preston. Thousands taking to the streets in Venezuela. This week demanding President Nicolas Maduro resignation US officially recognized opposition leader one. Why does the country's president ABC news senior foreign correspondent, Ian panel is in Caracas in spoke with our Brad milkey on ABC's daily podcast start here about the protests and the state of Venezuela. He's been pressured by the US. He's been threatened by Europeans in Venezuela. Nncholas Maduro watch thousands of his own countrymen demand. He step down. Make no mistake the air to Hugo Chavez's, put down protests before Medeiros held office despite food shortages, he won what was widely considered a sham election. He pushed rivals from power. He even at the national assembly our version of congress just kind of written out of the constitution. So this is not new to him. But if you're in the opposition right now, suddenly you feel like those other demonstrations the crackdowns were not in vain. Suddenly you've got a chance here. Caracas ones bowl nuclear being singing chanting, liberty liberty to his people gathered to give Madero one more push at the door. ABC's senior foreign correspondent, Ian panel managed to get in right alongside them and Ian joins us. Now. What are you saying more of a walkouts than a munch? Why do people to leave that desks leave their homes leave the schools on the streets from midday to two o'clock. So we went to one of the central guez where the position tend to gather with that trying to not draw too much attention to ourselves because the media suddenly not particularly welcomed by the authorities here. What is your message to the people of America to the people of the world? Datasheet people can't afford and there wasn't much. But then Sunday. But then Sunday people started beeping. Someone fat pig waving some thoughts blowing a whistle. People thought that he was suddenly started appearing from different directions. Waving Venezuelan flag holding up placards, declaring nNcholas Maduro dictatorship. Chanting singing singing, the national anthem and within the space about a now surrounded by thousands of people all of whom believe the nNcholas Maduro is no longer a legitimate president. They desperately need change in the country and the willing to take the risk and don't underestimate. It is a significant risk to on the streets and co for change what is the regime thinking here? I think you know, this is a policy-making own the hoof. So it was an interview with a Russian media outlets in which he said, yes, he'd be willing to meet with one Guido and negotiates, and and maybe on one level he wants to. But at the same time they have removed. Any permission on one guy dote to leave the country, his assets have been frozen, and we know that Nicolas Maduro is also being recruiting more of these these a neighborhood militias, click tvos is unknown. These are the bullyboy thugs who in. Force the president's orders. Like in addition to the military people. He's been talking to. He's also got these sort of off the books squads at how ugly. Does this get it could get very very ugly. I mean, yes, you have the military then you have the police in the national guard. And then you have these plainclothes collect tvos. I was talking to someone who lives in one of the areas where a lot of these guys break the national intelligence they would deliberately putting on playing close. Go to mingling with the crowd shouting, anti Maduro slogans. Meanwhile, recording the other people who were all Sassaman straight people who may will get a knock at the door in the night. And that's already happened to schools and schools of people. Gosh, I can't imagine it. So now you've got President Trump calling Widodo to congratulate him on being president. But I mean, if quite oh, the one of the most powerful men of the country has to walk this line where he doesn't get arrested or shot. What is your average Venezuelan dealing with this week? I mean, people are up to mystic cools that the will be changed. But they've seen the bloodshed in the danger before what would NASDAQ to see the working class who've been the solid supporters of the government that you visas a coal him. Now starting to an on the fringes starting to move over towards the opposition signed so losing support in the streets, and that will affect the militias will have a big impact. And obviously if any support drains away from the military as well, but, but you know, this matters not just this country but for the region, and I like, I say Venezuela is a country. The matters Ian panel joining us from the country, stay safe and thank you. Yeah. Thanks. Here's a shocking measles. Outbreak across multiple states this week, dozens of people have been affected. I talked about with ABC news chief national correspondent math Cup. He says low vaccination rates may be the blame. So we're joined by ABC's mat Kaplan from Clark county, Washington mount windy, health officials I start to notice that something was going on in Washington. State officials began to realize that something was going on on December thirty first young man who'd gone, the Slavic Christian academy in Vancouver Washington had turned up sick. And apparently this school, according to state records only has less than thirty percent vaccination rate. That means more than seventy percent of the students. There are not vaccinated and from there. The numbers started to just roll out. And one of the things that happened in officials began to notice it there were exposures all over town. So in major public spaces. We're talking about Portland trailblazers basketball team arena, the Portland airport, Costco. I keep. Health clinics hospitals, all these places had registered people who were carriers and infectious EPA time with the means those who had gone there and potentially exposed other people to the virus. What are the ages of the people that are infected are they are they mostly kids? The vast majority are children and most of those are children under ten they're the people who are predominantly getting sick. And that has been the case with the measles since ton immemorial. And it's one of the reasons that so many people died because children, especially younger ones are weaker immune systems have less resistance to all kinds of viruses. And why that's why in the old days. Kids used to die a lot before reaching the age of five or even to why does measles spread so quickly. We don't know why it spreads so quickly. We do know that it is spectacularly contagious. The public health officer in Vancouver Washington called it exquisitely contagious. We don't know why. It's more contagious than other viruses. We just know that. It is that means that it can actually linger in the air for two hours after an infected person has left the room meeting. Somebody could be in a room or in a basketball arena and be sick and those germs can linger in the air and still infect someone hours later, and so what's next will vaccinations now help and do we expect those who did not get vaccinated to do it? Now, the anti vaccine community if if there is such a thing is quite diverse of many of the people are highly educated. These are people who are professional. But for some reason, they believe that corporations who produced the vaccines along with the US government have to a certain degree colluded to hide the real facts as they call them that Saination regime, and that is that that seems a don't work that well and be a lot of people can be susceptible to autism from getting the vaccine is Sherry vaccinations, generally helped they are the answer. There is they are the reason that we don't. Polio anymore. Spying large the majority of Americans, and the majority of the people around the world have been invented enormously from vaccines, and that is what clinicians and public officers across the US are tried to tell their patients. You gotta take the vaccine, we don't really know. What's next held the visuals, tell us they are still concerned that this outbreak is in no way contained in back. They say it's just the tip of the expert because the measles incubates for seven to twenty one days. There could be hundreds and hundreds of people walking around spreading the virus. And not even knowing that they're sick. So they expect to hit by a day. Luge of additional measles cases in the coming weeks and even months ABC's, Matt gut meant joining us from Washington state covering the measles outbreak coming up, more and mccloskey's parents speak out. Star student pleaded for protection until it was too late on perspective after this when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast from ABC news. This perspective. Look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up review and predictions of Super Bowl fifty three that I the parents of Lauren mcklusky, the UTA trax store who was shot and killed by her ex after reporting his harassment to campus police, dozens of times are speaking out thing, they believe the tragedy was absolutely preventable. For more on the story. We turn to ABC's anywho Bach was Lauren's death. Preventable. Yes. Absolutely. The grieving parents of Lauren mcklusky are opening up for the first time since their daughter was killed on the university of Utah campus by a man, she dated for just one month. She was so excited about having your career about, you know, having a family in the future. And we won't get to see any of that or experiencing it that in October the twenty one year old track star broke up with Melvin Roland after discovering he was a registered sex offender on parole who lied about his age and identity after the break-up the Thirty-seven-year-old began harassing her through Email and text mcklusky feeling threatened. I contacted university of Utah campus police on October twelfth Eric scary. How can I help you try? This is Loren I called a little a few days ago about. The situation. And I wanted to kind of give an update the college senior calling thorns on campus, and at the Salt Lake City police department over the course of ten days on worried because I've been working with the campus police at the U and last Saturday I reported, and I haven't gotten an update one thing. She did tell me is that she said she says it feels like I'm bothering them because she calls. She was calling so much and then and then I remember telling her it's their job to listen to you. You know, if you're complaining, they weren't listening. No, they weren't they weren't. They weren't taking her seriously then on the evening of October twenty second tragedy struck can you tell me can you walk me through what happened? I was on the phone with her as she was as she was coming home from class. And then all of a sudden, she yells. No, no, no. And then the line was still open. And and then and then Matt called nine one one -ducted while we're talking to her on telephone. So we heard her being assaulted at that moment. Police say Roland grabbed mcklusky pulled her into a car and shot her in later took his own life at their home in Washington state, Lawrence track medals, still hang on the wall. The mccloskey's now say the university of Utah failed their daughter they should have investigated. They would have very quickly found his parole status and one call and that would we wouldn't be sitting here shortly after her death, the university of Utah president releasing an independent review of the case and announcing actions to improve campus safety. The report does not offer any reason to believe that this tragedy could have been prevented the university of president said that there was nothing that could have been done to prevent Lauren's death. I just had a six stomach for days after that. It is statement ABC news the universe. City says they grieve Lawrence loss and that their report quote identified areas of deficiency in the university systems and processes and made thirty recommendations for ways to improve them, the university is acting immediately to correct the deficiencies if oats true. There was no way then why are all of these reforms being implemented? These changes it would be pointless. When asked about this directly, the university, again acknowledged serious mistakes were found and is now working to correct them this as the mcklusky start a new foundation in Lawrence honor hoping to improve campus safety and celebrate their daughter's life are you angry mostly sad. The sadness is so complete. I don't have room for for anger. But we went we do want change. The university of Utah says they are increasing training for officers and hiring a victim advocate who will work closely together with detectives in addition to promoting campus safety mccloskey's new foundation, also supports charitable work in areas that were very important to Lawrence athletics and animal welfare, and you can learn more at Lorne mcklusky dot org. But her mother told me at one point Lauren call the detective twenty two times, she did everything. Right. She just didn't get what you needed coming up a first ever in the NFL. We'll introduce you to one former player who's breaking barriers on perspective after this. Hey, I'm Dan Harris from ABC news, and I have a podcast, and you listen to it. It's called ten percent, happier. It's all about how to stay sane in our increasingly insane world, we talked to everybody from the Dalai Lama signs bulletin for human gene to rupaul. You have to explore this life. It's fun and interesting may even change your life. You can listen to it for free on apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Sherry Preston. Getting married is a big deal for anybody. But for former NFL player, Jeff roar. It was monumental. He's the first player in league history to marry a man ABC's. Juju Chang has more on the story. So. The groundbreaking love story that made headlines. I want to congratulate Jeff roar. Former Cowboys linebacker. I former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jeff roar doing something. No other current or former NFL player had ever done all the things I've done in my life. This is the most courageous thing I've ever done as human being publicly coming out and marrying his boyfriend Joshua ranks, Detroit, you're walking into the rest of your life. Everybody was balling. It's not Jeff's first marriage. He was wed to the roar for seventeen years thought that he didn't love me, but it was for type of love, so his it's more genuine unreal. To love a man for Jeffrey. The former husband and wife, redefining what it means to be a family with Heather in their kids living on the same property with Jeff and Joshua. We are a living example of a modern family. I mean, we got two teenagers in Joshua. And I and my ex-wife living on the same property. Not in the house. Each other's lives forever. Because of our children Jeff says he was terrified about living openly as a gay, man. Don't wanna hurt the Cowboys. I didn't want to hurt the league. And I wanted to be respectful of them. They were kind to me for many years lending me where the silver and blue and be a cowboy why would being a gay man hurt the league. I don't know if it would hurt the league, but Josh our the first same sex marriage in in the NFL. It's a landmark that. I'm sure they knew was coming at some point this significance of setting that precedent wasn't lost on Joshua their people might project. Oh, wow. That's amazing. You know, dating a football player something. But immediately, I knew in my mind that that was gonna be resistance to our relationship and might make it more difficult to you them at trouble too. Yeah. It did Jeff was known for his fearlessness on the field during his rough and tumble years as a linebacker for the Cowboys even making it on the cover of Dallas Cowboys. We. Group football nasty barricade we had vowed equipment. We had no rules where the worst structure, and there was a lot of blood back out of Yale in one thousand nine hundred eighty two Jeff played for six seasons for perhaps the most famous team in the NFL America's team with the flashing cheerleaders and playboy culture, Hulu, muddy time to be dull act imagine there. Jeff says along the way he dated a lot of women all while ignoring his sexual orientation. What was your first inkling that you were different? Well, I mean, people are born gay. I mean, that's just the way it is. I always managed it. So I didn't I didn't practice it. So it wasn't something that I knew enough about to go ham gay. He played for the Cowboys in the eighties a time when homophobia was often the norm and coming out he says didn't feel like an option. Why was being a Dallas cowboy being a member of America's team in that era and being gay mutually exclusive? It was a different world. It was not okay to be gay, and you know aids was going around. So there was a whole thing going on. It was that was anti-gay. I don't think the NFL Woodham braced back then. So he lived a life. He thought was expected of him during those years. Did it ever you that he could be gay not at all it all came out when my son was very small. It wasn't easy as what you were saying wasn't easy later in life. We got divorced. And then at that point. It was like, okay. Maybe this is maybe this is the time. It was only a few years ago in his early fifties. The Jeff truly began facing his sexuality when Jeff and I met he had never been in a public space with a man he didn't have gay friends. He wasn't going to gay bars. He wasn't going to gay clubs. We met reaonably at a restaurant in West Hollywood charge was sitting close, and we started talking and two and a half years later here. We are. We're married there. Now immediate power couple. Jeff. Uses award winning commercials. Josh is an S petition to the stars friends with his clients on the real housewives of fairly hills. After a couple years of dating another chance at happily ever after. And that new modern family, Dr globe artichoke includes the now teenage kids, all my friends were just super supportive. Nobody was against anything. It's just twenty eighteen this is what was it like meeting? Josh kinda just like a I already knew Panama comment, like just I was happy that my dad could finally say it. Yeah. Why why did that make you happy because he could be who you always wanted to be since his wedding. Jeff says the response has been overwhelming of heard from a lot of my Dallas teammates heard from a lot of my yell. Teammates. You expected polite. Silence. Scare there's nightside crying myself sleep. I mean, it was horrible. And for the very few fans who've given him a hard time Jeff has sympathy for them to for me, those that people want to sit down with and say, hey, how you doing? We could hug it out. I think the people that are not okay with people being gay. Don't know gay people. Jeff says he's heard from a lot of people still living in the shadows, including other athletes. They don't wanna tell people that are saying. You know, my lesson is that it's okay. It's not easy. But once you do it. You're you're going to be a lot happier. You'll see a gay player in the NFL someday. He probably seen them play right now. But we don't know it showed me his helmet. The only football relic. He has left a fire burned everything else. So this is a Dallas cowboy omit the only get him if you break them, and I broke out when I broke a couple of others real NFL damage, the most aching loss. His Yale helmet when he invited us to an Ivy football gala we arranged a little surprise helps perpetuate some of those thought meeting too. Me go. Thank all. Wow. A new memento for new beginning. Coming up the Rams and the patriots face off. The all the tapping leading up to Super Bowl fifty three on perspective after this have a dream. But don't know where to begin. I didn't want him be limited looking for wisdom for women who've already been there, you will constantly be given the opportunity to lose yourself. Welcome to ABC's. No limits. I'm your host, Rebecca Jarvis. And each week. We're talking to the game changing women about success lessons learned along the way. And of course, the worst advice, I really thought about this worst advice ever you can hear new episodes of no limits every week on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. This is perspective. From ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. It's a rematch of Tom Brady's very first Super Bowl Brady and the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams who were led by young quarterback Jared Goff. Love is only twenty four years old the same age as Tom Brady was when he won his first Super Bowl against the then Saint Louis Rams ABC's Pete combs has been at Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta all week. I got to talk to him about the biggest story lines of the beginning. Let's talk about what's going on in Atlanta outside of the actual football game. Pete combs, you work in live in Atlanta. This is a big deal going on there really is a big deal. One of the most surprising things about this bowl is the compact nature of the campus. If you will where everything is going on within about five blocks you've got the Super Bowl venue itself proceed. He's been stadium. You've got Centennial Olympic Park which was built for the Olympics back in the nineties. That's where a lot of the events. Taking place now the Super Bowl experience, you know, kind of the theme park stuff that goes around the Super Bowl lots of restaurants. Lots of stuff going on at the world congress center and to the state farm arena and all of that is pretty much within walking distance. So that's what Atlanta wanted to create was this experience where you could park the car somewhere else and walk around, and that's been a pretty much what they've done to to to great success. I understand there's a there's a lot of rivalry between coke and Pepsi this year. Coke, of course, is is based there in Atlanta wha-what's, Pepsi doing the chronic get in get it on the action. We will coke really is a big big deal here. You are you're right. They've got their world headquarters here there is a museum of Coca Cola here. It's one of the biggest attractions in Atlanta for tourists who come and there are a lot of things to do for tourist. But in front of that museum of coke is a picture of John Pemberton, who's the founder of the company and two bronze statue and he's standing at attention. And he's holding out a Cup of Coca Cola as if here my friends. Take this drink what Pepsi comes in with their founder up a statue very much, the same kind of life size statue of their founder, and he's also holding out a Cup of Pepsi. And it says here my friends drink, and they put them head to head together. And took a picture and said, let's call a truce in the cola wars will coke said. Sure have a coke and smile in. Pepsi said. That's not quite what we were looking for the truce is off. Oh, man. So you've got a lot of bets going on in my home state of New Jersey people are able to bet you'll have legally for the first time by app a but but they're not just betting on the game itself. I mean, there's some crazy prophets out their products. These are things about performance outside of the actual score of the game. And I thought some of the more interesting bets one was will Los Angeles kick, a touchback in the very first time that they kick off because apparently that's a big deal at Mercedes Benz stadium. A lot of a lot of people the kick. There's no win there. So nothing to hold the ball back. And that's a big problem. But but the one that I love the most is Wilk Gladys Knight seeing the national anthem and less than one minute and forty eight seconds. And the the odds are that. She will not I don't see any how. Anyway that there. She's going to do that the last time she saying, it, it was I wanna say it was like about ninety seconds something like that. So she was close movie close go could happen. But. I don't know. Let's see this is a big moment for everybody. And you know, that brings up another issue the controversy over the halftime act. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean that's been very big deal, and it and it all ties in took to Colin Kaepernick it does. And really this is being driven by the end of Lacey pe- of Georgia, and Gerald Griggs is a vice president there. I've known him for a while. And this has been something that he has been talking about for years that is his allegations and others of police brutality against young unarmed. Black men, and and black men in general, Colin Kaepernick, as you know, the former San Francisco forty Niners quarterback started this practice of taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, his 'cause became Gerald Griggs causing the end of lacy peas caused and when Colin Kaepernick couldn't get a job here anywhere, the NFL he alleged that he was being blackballed. And then the Lacey pe- took up. Call and call for a boycott of musical acts during the Super Bowl halftime, and the kind of worked there several acts said that they wouldn't be per performing during the Super Bowl, but maroon five agreed to appear in his actually the headline act. They were supposed to have a news conference as kind of a tradition every Thursday before the Super Bowl halftime at gets up there and talks to the media. Maroon five did not and the NFL said that was maroon five's decision. Maroon five frontman, Adam LeVine, says no, no, no, the NFL told us not to talk about this apparently all in an effort to avoid controversy over their decision to appear. Well, listen, Pete. And you have a great time and a good game and stay safe and know that there's a lot of security there. And I'm so glad that it's in your hometown. Hey thick so much from ABC news. This has been perspective. If you want to listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the prospective podcast, give us a review tell us. What you think it really does help? You can find it on apple podcast Spotify, Stitcher, wherever you listen to your podcast. You can also plan. This and other ABC news shows at it. You see news podcasts dot com. Perspective is produced by Eric Malo? 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The president tapped him to lead our spy agencies but his resume was a mystery even to Washington. We're just is not getting any answers that connected directly to that case now A._B._C.. News has found discrepancies on that resume and it was criminal when wealthy parents scammed college admission tests the this is legal parents are living in you know five hundred thousand dollar million dollar homes and they're saying up. There's this way that we can save and not have to pay the loophole that could lead to big changes in financial aid from A._B._C. News. This is start here Brad Milkey. There's this thing that Bernie Sanders does when he talks. He doesn't say things like I'm going to win the White House. He likes to say we we so we will do the first week we are in the White House is bringing the entire hemisphere together. He's revolution like we're all going to be there with him and this is something he didn't in his first election to. He's just a member of the sweeping revolution. Were all on the same team last night. Most of these candidates were on the same team that just didn't include Bernie Sanders so I think Democrats win when we run on real solutions not impossible promises. This is an example of wishlist economics. Yes I have bold ideas but they are grounded in reality from the opening bell. There was this chasm among the Democrats on stage in Detroit on one side where the moderates Pete Buddha Judge Amy Klobuchar bedroom a rourke John Hickenlooper John Delaney Tim Ryan Montana Governor Steve Bullock all of them saying Bernie Sanders plans are out of control there from fantasy land evolution not a revolution the question question was would anyone come to sanders rescue and the meantime would Democrats right President Trump's campaign ads for him. Let's break this down with A._B._C.'s Political Director Rick Klein who's in Detroit right right now rick. was there a moment that made you go. Oh this is what the debates about it started right away Brad when the the focus of the first quarter of the Bait was about Medicare for all Bernie Sanders signature healthcare plan we don't have to go around and be the party of subtraction and telling half the country who has private health insurance that they are health insurance is illegal and when he tangled with John Delaney about whether this was a realistic plan. What do you say to Congressman Delaney? You're wrong that to me spoke volumes about where the party is right now because suddenly Bernie Sanders position was the mainstream. It's almost the exact opposite of four years ago where where he was the outlier he was representing the liberal he is moved literally to the center of the stage and he Elizabeth Warren stood. There against the rest of the democratic crowd. Yeah I was GONNA say Warren came to Sanders Zander's defense early on and then sanders defended her like this happened again and again. Why aren't they each other's biggest rivals for this really big slice of the vote? There is a recognition ignition in both camps that there will be a fight between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren but that fight should not be waged right now. Let's be clear about this where the Democrats we are not about trying to take away healthcare from anyone. That's what the Republicans and we using Republican talking points points in order to talk with each other about how best provide health care they're happy to joust against central to the party a moderate red state governors governors and senators a folks that they feel like represented dated a different vision of the party and you heard both Sanders and Warren make almost identical arguments about why their policies are the ones that can ignite the youth in the country well. The truth is that every credible poll that I have seen has be beating. Donald Trump included Elizabeth Warren calling out her rivals for being too cautious. I don't understand why anybody does to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really really can't do and shouldn't fight for worrying too much about what Republicans might think rather than pursuing the best policies hey. This was the last last chance for a lot of campaigns besides these to the next debate is going to be hosted by A._B._C.. News the thresholds to get into that debate are rising. Did anyone just jump onto the September timber stage who wasn't on it before. Fully half of the stage does not have a guarantee ticket for the next debate and that means you're effectively shut out of the conversation. I thought it was a strong wrong night for Marianne Williamson and I've heard some people here tonight. I almost wonder why Democrats he seemed to think there's something wrong about using using instruments in her deal Rick Ca. She's not one of the moderates I'm talking about and she certainly not worn in Sanders. What what is she no? She's she's different. I actually comes from a different different backgrounds. She's trying to just basically call them all out and say look. I have a different vision entirely using this won't gain. This is going to deal with this dark. Psychic force of the collectivized advised hatred that this president is bringing up in this country then. I'm afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days we need. We need to with love. We need to call out the politics the division I could see that resonating with maybe enough people to get you that two percent of Right but why do we gotta be the Party of taking something away. He's got to be happy with the fact that he was able to mitigate his case against Bernie Sanders. If he's ever going to get a look it's GonNa be we now and I think you could say the same about a couple of moderates that they got the argument they wanted so by the way did Bernie Sanders because he was the center of the discussion. Even who's playing defense but here's the thing that because I'm thinking back to twenty sixteen right and this was a tale of a bunch of fired up progressives middle of the road. Swing voters seemed to say hey. I don't like these guys. They're crazy. I'm voting for trump. Hillary Clinton wins the nomination though and then all the fire at progressive say why don't like this lady. I'm sitting out so after a night like last night when moderates are ripping into so Medicare for all ripping into these bold immigration plans are Democrats is heading for the exact same thing well. That's one theory of the case yes that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. We'll say look if you decry these plans. You're taking your turning your back on the energy of the Party and the youth will enthusiasm the resurgent left. We're going to solve them by being the Democratic Party of big structural change the flip side of it is how do you win in places like Michigan well. If your Congressman Tim Ryan from Ohio or Governor John Hickenlooper Governor Steve Bullock you have a different vision of how to win and we've talked about giving free healthcare to undocumented workers when so many Americans are struggling to pay for their healthcare. I quite frankly don't I think that that is a an agenda that we can move forward on and win. We've got but you know it was a striking to me. How Absent Joe Biden was. I did a search on the transcript of the end of the night to check myself. The word Biden was not spoken one lime in the more than two hours of debating and that to me is <hes> <hes> it's not a realistic portrait of where the races but it just cries out for what would joe do what would joe be doing when and if in in it's more of a win in an if this policy debate hits him squarely at he is stuck there fighting against the Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Wings of the Party and we will see how Biden Fares Tonight when he squares off against Comma Harris his nemesis assist from the last debate along with Cory Booker and a host of other candidates again all looking to get on that September debate sage reclined in Detroit and hear the chatter behind you. Thanks so much. Thank you breath. One issue. You always knew would be issue at this debate was president trump and race. Little Kids. Kids literally woke up this weekend turned on the T._V. and saw their present calling their city the town of Baltimore nothing more than a home for wraps. This was no accident not from the moderators asking the questions not from the candidates bashing the White House. It's this hot button issue because of course of what president trump is said recently about Baltimore about people of Color and a lot of people will tell you that is no accident either Tolan the things that he could do we made this country needs healing. There's so much division in America. Along racial lines is worse than it was years ago well this week. President trump has been on a mission to say these comments are not racist. He's not racist and yesterday he visited Jamestown Virginia on the four hundredth anniversary of America's first meeting of Representatives the birthplace of democracy in the western hemisphere also the place were enslaved moved Africans. I arrived on these shores but some observers say this event kind of shook up the president and might have caused him to read night some of the flames that his congressional allies been scurrying to put out A._B._C.'s Karen Travers is at the White House and Karen. This was supposed to be a tour and a speech what happened you know. The president was down there to mark the four hundred anniversary three of legislative democracy. We remember every sacred saul who suffered the horrors of slavery and the anguish of bondage he noted the nation's early history of slavery but not in the audience for that event yesterday were two dozen African American state representatives who skipped the event in protests because they're upset about the president's attacks recently on the so-called squad on Elijah Cummings right here in Virginia your predecessors there was also a moment where a state legislator interrupted the president's remarks had assigning shouted. You can't send us back. This would've gone. I think relatively unnoticed maybe picked up by some cable networks but not a big headline fine until the president talked about it after he got back to the White House and slam the media for making a big deal about it the protest one hundred percent of the time so it kind of a self fulfilling prophecy then the president turned it into a bigger controversy poverty levels doing better than they've ever done before so many things offered opportunities zone criminal justice reform said yesterday at the White House. I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world. We're so happy that I pointed out the corrupt politics of Baltimore. It's filthy dirty. It's so horrible and they are happy as hell so backing down from these attacks on Congressman Elijah coming representatives coming. Thank thank Yous Oversight Committee oversight or Baltimore. He buys out the real thing. I think there's a tendency to frame these fights at the president has as a war of words or a fight between the president and his subject of his tweets or statements but it was the president who started this Brad always this isn't people like going back and forth I mean I it's hard to see this back and forth when it was the president to started this seemingly out of the blue new poll. Quinnipiac poll came out today saying eighty percent of blacks think you're racist. Had A lot of fake news doesn't report properly people like you and here's the thing it's possible to enact policies that you might think benefit a minority and still be racist towards that minority like we've seen that from past presidents right so at the White House A._B._C.'s cure phillips actually ask the president about a new Quinnipiac poll in which more than half of Americans say he is racist. Eighty percent of black Americans say this and he kind of brushed it off he. Did you know that number I think in itself is not surprising but why it's notable is because the president has said that his attacks on Elijah Cummings or helping him politically and the same time though when the president was asked essentially why are you doing this. He said there's no strategy strategy zero strategy. All it is is a pointing out facts acts. The reality is there is a strategy and it's a strategy. He thinks his woking evict. I'm helping myself because <hes> boy thing out the tremendous vendor's corruption despite poll numbers showing that this is turning off women voters that this is turning off independent voters and those are the voters the president's going to I need to win reelection. He is banking on locking down his base and getting them fired up. This is not strategy that expands upon his numbers from two thousand in sixteen and kind of ironic that this happened in Virginia where the governor is Democrat Ralph Northern The guy who apologized for being in a racist yearbook photo and then saying he wasn't in it so lots of different ways to push back against accusations of racism wants voters making up their minds right. Now Karen Travers at the White House thank you thanks Fred Excellent start here. It's the job where you just give bad news to the president every morning. Now Congress is worried. Rookie will just tell him what he wants to hear. Get cash back for shopping. You were already going to do racket in is a free member. 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When Dan Coats stepped down as director of National Intelligence Lots of people in Washington applauded him and said Hey man tough job you did well stood up tall the Russia despite mixed signals from the White House a big shoes to fill then president trump announced his pick to take coats place and everyone in Washington said who I've known looking at all I I haven't met him yet. Congressman John Ratcliffe is seen as a loyal soldier for the President in the House Intelligence Committee but he does not have a long track record. There are team has been digging into his previous track records the Capitol Hill now there are real concerns that president trump's choice might not get confirmed A._B._C.'s Alex Melon and our investigative investigative team was doing the digging here Alex. What did you guys find so we were looking into ratcliffe background because you know he's a three term congressman and he previously served as the U._S. Attorney for about a year in the eastern district of Texas up prior to that he was a chief of counter terrorism in that same U._S. Attorney's office but his resume pointed to who his role in this case that involved the government prosecuting this charity group that was accused of funneling charity funds to Hamas now he said that he who was responsible specifically in a press release a for sending that group of terrorists to jail <hes> so we looked into it and we could not find any connection in public court documents payments that actually connected him to that case so we took those questions to some of the defense attorneys on the case a couple of the prosecuting attorneys and we're just not getting any answers that connected did him directly to that case ended up at his office responded to our inquiries on the subject and they essentially said that he was a special prosecutor but was looking into separate matters on the case case related to a first trial that ended in a mistrial <hes> so he wasn't like the lead guy on this thing that you're talking about in other words his statement or his offices statement that Said said that he was responsible for convicting these terrorists was just simply inaccurate okay so this is an important job? He's applying for essentially now to be confirmed on. What does this mean for his confirmation chances? It's really unclear right now Republicans on the hill and the Senate intelligence committee where he's going to face those confirmation hearings have been pretty muted about his chances. He is a good man. He is very diligent. They say that they're happy to consider his credentials. They want to take a second look at him and I'd rather not addressed out until I've actually had a chance to meet him and discuss his background and qualifications but really the the gist that we're getting for most members that they don't know who he is this. This is a big job. You're overseeing eleven different intelligence agencies in this job and your job as one Democrat on the Committee Senator Richard Blumenthal pointed out is delivering bad news completely without political cast or corruption and Blumenthal's concern echoes what we're hearing from a lot of Democrats this nomination kind of follows in the mold of Bill Barham what appears attorney general it appears. The president is is more interested in getting a loyalist than someone who will speak truth to power. They're concerned that he's going to be a foot soldier for this president that he's been one of the most chief critics critics of the Mueller investigation and he said <hes> that they wanNA look into the origins of the Russia probe you wrote one hundred and eighty pages one hundred and eighty pages about decisions that weren't reach about potential crimes that weren't charged or decide it really what the job of the D._N._A.. Is giving the president recommendations On national security matters that should not be influenced in any way by politics yeah Alex Melon and the team. They're pushing the conversation forward on this position. You're going to hear a lot more about in the weeks ahead. Thanks bye thanks Brad. What are the things that was so infuriating about the so-called Varsity Blues Scandal was Finley's across America would tell you this is not a surprise to us? We all knew the college. Admission System was flawed S._A._T.. Patasse College Essays Sport Scholarships. It all feels arbitrary but what really made the mad was this idea of a flawed system routinely being gamed by people who already have a leg up in life. Some people are maybe some people don't have money and that's why they're not here and they're better than all of us and it's honest. It's Dolan them as well yesterday. The Wall Street Journal revealed a new loophole that again you might have always wondered about and you guessed it. It is fully being used just A._B._C.'s Linsey. Davis has been tracking Lindsey. What are we talking about here? We're talking specifically now about a financial loophole that allows wealthy parents to get money for their children that they wouldn't otherwise qualify for and they do this by transferring legal guardianship of their teen so the maneuver means essentially that the children's earnings are the only earnings earnings that are associated to that child the family's income and savings those are both excluded which means it in some cases scholarships and financial aid that are designed for middle and low low income students those were then awarded to families without financial hardship. Oh so mom and dad make hundred k. a year or something but all of a sudden you're not under under mom and dad's roof legally. You're just a kid with summer savings exactly and that's also. Let's say you made three thousand dollars during the summer. That's your income for the year. So now you you qualify for all of this scholarship. All of this federal financial aid that otherwise you wouldn't have afforded so then the big college admission scandal while back that was illegal activity but you spoke talk to an expert of Megan Cova from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. There's no laws against this. This is totally legal and the question here is just how how ethical is especially in the state of Illinois for example. They're state based. Grant is limited so it's first come first serve so if there are students who are taking these monies who really don't need they are really taking it away. From families who are in great need and parents are living in five hundred thousand dollar million dollar homes and they're saying there's this sway that we can save and not have to pay so much money for our child which you can save about forty thousand dollars a year or or you know what's interesting is you had <hes> an example of one parent. WHO said we yes? We do have a one point two million dollar house but we don't have any equity in it because we used all that equity for our other children that we spent about six hundred thousand dollars already for them to go to school and so this was just a way that we could afford to send our children to school and not seeing anything wrong with it. That's the the thing I remember I got into college. Tuition is so outrageous. The financial aid parameters are so complicated and restrictive at one point Lindsay. I remember my family only joking about this idea like we could cut you loose and then you could get financial aid but we didn't do that because a there's always somebody needier than you out there and be ah who would have the time or the money to pull that off. Apparently it's not that difficult sometimes it's just as basic as the <hes> the parent and the student and the Guardian already in proving that that it is in the best interest of the student which of course can mean a whole bunch of different things it really could be done in a day of court you show up up <hes> the new person who's going to be taking so. Let's say you have a cousin who's not so well off as you. You have your cousin show up you. Have your teenager show up in court. It's a little bit of paperwork workpeople sign and then you say hey <hes> this person's now going to be of the legal guardian of this child and it's done so this is now under investigation by the Education Department and several universities the question is maybe they're going to change some language here. which would I'd say if you are going to transfer your guardianship? You can no longer receive any kind of financial support from your parents. There are a lot of students who truly do legitimately need these guardian ships and so we don't want to make the process more difficult for the students who do need them so again. I remember the frustration with the crooked could S._A._T.. proctors right was that people that really need extra time on the test now might not get it and you think of a seventeen year old who really needs to be emancipated from their parents. That's a rough breath situation like that's the situation financial aid could change your life and now you wonder if that kid won't be trusted Lindsay Davis thanks so much thanks Brad One last thing you know those tiny bottles of shampoo in your hotel bathroom. How often do you you actually go through that whole bottle? Whether you use all the shampoo or just a few jobs you're always going through the same amount of plastic. That stuff gets tossed out yesterday. A major hotel hotel chain announced those bottles are going to become a thing of the past and smiles ahead holiday in an intercontinental hotels say within the next couple of years. They are getting rid of tiny shampoos in their place. You'll start seeing big shampoo dispensers in your shower that employs can just refill as needed. They say this is all about reducing their environmental higher mental footprint this one hotel chain burns through more than two hundred million mini bathroom supplies every year and so watch for this in other hotel chains these bottles those could become the next plastic straws although one study says there are about eight billion of those to clean up threat of already pack in in a hotel towels in my luggage now get add big soap dispenser. This is

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"It's Friday October fourth. Look at your last three months of texts or anything and there you wouldn't want the world to know we start here is Congress gets its first look at encrypted messages about that Ukraine request. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign president even trump asked China in public for the exact same thing. China started investigation into the by. How much does a mass shooting cost. How do you assign value value to suffering will. MGM's number is soaring toward a billion dollars inside the Las Vegas. Settlement deal and survivor say rape is not always the only trauma so when what do you WanNa make a rape kit more accessible of much more harm than good thought doing attorney general who wants these. Diy kits off the markets today from ABC News this year. I'm Brad Milkey. are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash start here. That's indeed dot com slash start here later. Today is the deadline for the State Department within the trump administration to hand over all these documents these subpoenas of course are part of congressional impeachment inquiry will yesterday the House Committee is in charge of this heard from there. I witnessed behind closed doors a deposition from this former. US diplomat Kurt Volker who recently served as a special on Voi- in Ukraine you remember when President Trump said in that phone call that he would like Ukraine to investigate the Biden's. His team says that was not a threat threat. That was a suggestion. It was totally legal. No push no pressure. No nothing will during this deposition volker hand over these previously encrypted text messages. These are taken from weeks after the call and then one thread Volker is talking to the top US diplomat in Ukraine and they appear to be drafting language for Ukrainian officials. This is a script for Ukraine to announce that they are launching a Biden investigation high. Think and you're at is that nobody push it. Push me. Yes yes and later on in this group thread that same diplomat seems to think that that phone conversation with the president was wildly inappropriate. He says quote I think it is is crazy to withhold security assistance to help with a political campaign and quote the US ambassador to the EU does not like that he responds. I believe you are are incorrect. About President Trump's intentions the president has been crystal clear no quid pro quos of any kind and ambassador. I just quoted he's also a Republican Negga donor. He donated a million dollars at the trump inaugural committee before he got the GIG and he adds here. Let's take this off line Tomlin than adding. I suggest we stop the back and forth by tax and this here. This is the whole thing about that phone. Call with Ukraine. The president has said it was perfectly legal to suggest an investigation but we we also know a lot of records of several calls including this one had been moved to classified servers so people were asking you know if this is all legal why move it to a secret server will yesterday. The president double down on this idea that asking for Biden investigations is totally legal because he called on China to do the same thing this time when he did it in public. China just started investigation into the by what's GonNa. ABC's Karen Travers who covers the White House Karen just explain to me what was happening here because if you were saying wow to the Ukraine this would kind of wow on steroids yeah. This is incredible to hear the president say this at the White House yesterday. Because of course the phone call well he had this summer with the president of Ukraine is the centerpiece of the House Democrats impeachment inquiry. We don't have a choice well either support and defend the constitution of the United States or we won't and that was on a phone call that was private that pressure now you have the president in front of reporters others at the White House saying that China should start an investigation into the Biden what China is just about as bad as what happened with in grades even suggested he might make a direct request to the president of China and I think this was really shocking because if we had learned about this in a week that the president on a phone call with China's President Xi said that it would be another massive scandal here in Washington off off the USA because they deal with fighting where they give the sun a billion and a half dollars instead he says it right there at the White House and it adds another another element to this that he really does believe. He is doing nothing wrong here now as you noted illegal is one thing impeachable is a different standard and Democrats were no surprise jumping on this yesterday by firing once again the president inviting another country to interfere in DR presidential elections repugnant saying here. He goes again while he's under scrutiny. He is asking another country another rival of the United States aides to potentially interfere or get involved in our election. We'll so okay. There were people who were saying. The president should never ask these kinds of things of any world leaders just too political. It's not okay eh but then there are people who are saying well. It's really only bad if he saying I'm not GonNa give you that eight. I'M NOT GONNA sell you those weapons. If you don't do what I one but he doesn't had the same kind of leverage with China as he does with Ukraine does he sou remember that trade war that we've talked about many times over the past couple of months yeah. It's still going president. Trump's trump's trade war with China has clearly rattled the markets and America's allies. The president said yesterday that Chinese officials are coming here to meet with senior trump administration officials the president also said yesterday. I have a lot of options in China but if they don't do what we want we have tremendous tremendous power. I will say he's talking more broadly about the trade war here but if you hear the president say that right when he's also talking about China investigating the Biden's. I think people people again are going to make the connection here that the president is going to hold up a deal or the president is going to make this investigation. He's calling for part of the conversation Humber Station when negotiators meet trade next week. Karen is it. Perhaps a savvy move on the president's part to say hey. I'm not hiding anything like this is legal. I believe this is legal talking about it in public like he was saying this entire whistle blower complaint is fiction. I think the Democrats would say just because you keep talking about it in public doesn't make it any more or appropriate. You're just doing the secret surprising thing out in the open but in terms of the whistleblower complaints country has to find out who that person was the person's a spy in my opinion the president and the White House have not actually said what is incorrect in the complaint. There's never been a page aged six paragraph four that didn't happen so yesterday. Our colleague Ben Gittleson asked the question that frankly has been my biggest thing. I've been thinking about for the last couple of today's on this. What is accurate in the whistle. Blowers can play once again. The president just answered by saying it's totally inaccurate but no details all still about what is incorrect there. Karen travers keeping her eye on the ball as new developments pop up every day. Thank you can have a great day Brad Perhaps the scariest thing about recent mass shootings is just how quickly they unfold. Remember in Dayton Ohio. The killer was brought down within thirty two seconds in that time he still shot more than thirty people nine fatally in Paso Texas authorities were on the scene within six minutes minutes twenty. Two people had died new. Imagine how bad these would be if cops just never seemed to arrive two years ago this week at a country music concert right below the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas the gunshots started and they didn't stop a constant barrage for what felt like any turn ity it became the deadliest mass shooting in American history and over those years the wounds for so many families have remained unhealed their stories unfinished I but now we know one. Chapter is about to come to a close next tonight. A massive settlement for the worst mass shooting in modern American history fiedler in the company that owns Mandalay Bay could now offer offer up to eight hundred million dollars to the families in the form of a settlement. ABC's chief national correspondent Matt Gutman covered that horrific shooting on the ground and we're talking talking amongst a billion dollars here I mean how do they reach that number. You know it seems like an astronomical number but when you break it down you have fifty eight people who were killed hundreds words of people who were wounded and then thousands of people who suffered some sort of post traumatic stress simply by being there and amidst that heard of people fleeing the gunfire. I'm fire during that Route Ninety one harvest festival. How do you assign value to suffering all through my forehead. I have the hardest part. Is missing my daughter and seen her picture and her not being there. This is a very difficult formula. They actually are going with a third party administrator to assign the specific value alley for each particular claiming but basically the eight hundred million is a big ballpark figure that was reached by the members of the class who are suing MGM MGM and MGM resorts that said this is how much are insurers and we think that we can give up and make everybody feel whole weight than do people have to apply and like explain lean wear mgm failed them like what kind of liabilities are in effect here yeah they basically have to apply they are part of a class action suit or various claimants who are part of attorneys suits against MGM resorts now it started in such a weird way. Brad because obviously many people thought that MGM and it's hotel tell the Mandalay Bay would be liable since Stephen Paddock the shooter bride in ten high-powered rifles thousands of rounds of ammunition right through the front endure the hotel past a sign. I might add that says no firearms allowed so in order to head off a potentially catastrophic suit for mgm the company but he actually sued victims people who had signaled that they were going to launch claims against the company beforehand preemptively these people I I yeah they were using a an anti-terrorism federal law that was instituted after nine eleven basically said if it's terrorism related needed then you can protect yourself and companies not liable obviously ultimately that would not hold water and they didn't actually demand any money for the thousand claimants that had had actually preemptively sued but that did cause massive outrage now the attorneys and the victims with whom I'm speaking are saying okay now. We feel better about this finally. MGM stepped up to the plate and demonstrated some corporate responsibility. did the right thing to huge dollar figure amid the largest number of victims and witnesses to any mass shooting in America ever. You wonder if this is the kind of thing companies are thinking about the institute their own new policies across the country Matt Doc Goodman thank you thanks Brad next up on start here. It's the most serious missile launch of the year but the US tells North Korea were still down to chat. There's nothing like a night of good sleep to avoid those groggy mornings so if you're struggling to get a good night's sleep you've gotta try. Purple Mattress. The purple mattress will probably feel different than anything you've experienced because it uses this this brand new material that was developed by an actual rocket scientist. It's not like the memory foam you're used to and now listeners will get a free purple pillow with the purchase of mattress just text. ABC Two eight four eight eight eight the only way to get a free pillow is to text ABC two eight four eight eight eight message and data rates may apply. 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Then North Korea said it was working on a missile well you can launch from a submarine we spoke to ABC's chief. Global Affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz who told us that's a worrisome escalation because it means North Korea can launch potentially a nuke from anywhere. Where will this week is the trump administration prepared for possible? We start of nuclear talks. North Korea claimed it's gone ahead and done that. North Korea said Thursday a projectile title it fired. This week was a ballistic missile launched from a submarine. We Got Martha back with us now in DC Martha. That's how scary right. Should I be scared. It sounds like I should be scared well. It's a little confusing because when you say a missile was launched from a submarine that it was a submarine launched missile the truth is the missile wasn't actually launched reached from a submarine they did a test from a platform in the water but if they perfect that and they do launch one they test fire it from Thomas Submarine then we really better look out that is a significant development and it is scary in the sense that submarines are stealthy. They don't want anyone to see those submarines. I mean I think we have plenty of satellites up there right now that we can see things that happen on land but it makes it harder to detect the missile and you know submarines can move wherever they want so then it came off this platform. This still technology to be perfected is one of the higher profile launches since these two leaders met face as to face a very very good meeting with chairman. Kim and the trump administration was going to have these talks with North Koreans right. was there have not been a lot of lately. I guess I I think everyone thought that must be the end of those talks. It's not why it's not an I think they're bully aware that uses fully aware that what North Korea is trying to do is get itself in a strong strong negotiating position. you know not pushing too far. They're not launching long range missiles and testing long ranger. ICBM's they're doing these shorter order range missiles. This in fact was a short range missile despite the fact. They're trying to perfect it for submarines so it it it's Kim Jong UN saying. Hey don't forget yet what I'm doing over here. Don't forget even if we'd go back to a negotiating table what's the strategy then from the US saying actually yes we will still meet with you in theory that could throw up their hands and say we're not meeting with you well. You've heard the president the missile deaths evolving short-range ballistic missile death no he has downplayed the short range missile launches because in fact they're short range. Missiles weren't part of the agreement. He said he had with Kim Jong UN although the UN isn't isn't too happy about these launches. You Insecurity Council has passed resolutions that ban the north from using Ballistic Missile Technology John Young rejects that saying the sanctions are an infringement on its right to self-defence we have a chance for the total de Nuclearization of an an area of the world that was very dangerous in in many ways the US donald trump. The administration really needs progress here. This was something something key has talked about that. He's going to get North Korea denuclearize so the United States really wants this to happen. You can imagine the sort of good cop bad cop routine as the deal with at the US really wanting needs to go forward Martha Raddatz. Thank you happy to talk to you brad last month this new product kind of burst onto the scene. It is called the metoo kit their website says their product empowers victims to collect evidence in a setting and timing of their choice to one of a couple of diy kits for rape victims includes swabs medicine bags step by step instructions the idea is you use this in the privacy of your own home and even if you don't know your next steps he will have some kind of evidence. If you ever WanNa bring charges against your assailant the creator of of the Metoo Kit Medicine Campbell spoke to ABC News live yesterday our main point of starting the company is in order to ensure that survivors have options after they've been sexually assaulted feel empowered but increasingly states have begun demanding these kit makers. Take them offline. William Tong is the Attorney General of Connecticut Etiquette. We have snagged him on the phone during a busy week because Attorney General Tong Connecticut became the latest State to issue this warning to these companies saying they might violate free trade laws. What what is the problem will. We're very concerned because sexual assault is of course one of the most serious crimes and it's very evidence intensive intensive to investigate and prosecute these crimes and if you can go online we heard that one of these kids was being sold hold on Amazon previously if you can go online and buy a kit for twenty nine ninety nine we're not sure what a survivor of sexual assault is getting and you mentioned swabs and testing kits. We don't know at all. Whether that's you know based in science how affective these tests kits are how reliable they are and the problem is is that we don't know if the evidence collected is going to be admissible and then it it it cuts off potentially additional services. you know like medical services. If you've been a violently attacked and healthcare services mental health services it you know screenings and preventative treatment what is a cutoff those services yeah because you might not go to the hospital you might not go to the police department and so you don't get screened or treated for. Sexually Transmitted Infections because you think you've got this twenty nine ninety nine kit and you can use at home and you don't you don't access the criminal justice system and the way you should survivor did not report my sexual south. I found shame and embarrassment. I felt like I was not going to be believed output but generally I mean part of the reason these kids are being sold is not because there are just so many women going to the hospital or the police after being assaulted writes the opposite problem. We know a majority of women don't report whether it's to traumatizing too afraid to confused after all this Madison Campbell says I'm just trying to give them some sort of action they can take. Are you saying what it's doing more harm than good. I think it does much more harm than good and puts puts people at risk because we want them to do and we want to encourage them to do from a law enforcement and healthcare and public health perspective is just just say no. You've gotta come in and we need you to come in so we can take care of you and provide you the help and services that you need and we know that it's difficult in in Connecticut. we've done everything we can to make it possible for survivors to get the help they need. They can come in anonymously actually when we collect evidence pursuant to a state certified Rape Kit you had the choice as to whether you want to go Ford with making a charge or we'll hold that rape kit and the evidence for five years will so you say you've done everything you can but due respect there are still huge numbers of these women who are not using these services so what you're saying. There's nothing else you can do. That would make this process more accessible more accepting. I mean in Connecticut. I think what we're or doing is we're offering these services or at least the the rape kit and the testing for free and we're doing all the we can to encourage people and protect attack them and to keep them anonymous but but look out on the flip side right the risk of somebody staying at home and using one are these kids and thinking that what they're collecting is admissible and usable in a future prosecution and you know a a year later. Let's say right They've decided they do want to move forward. They go into the police station and they say sorry What you've collected isn't reliable. We you can't use it now. That person is not only out of luck but we can't go over that perpetrator. WHO MAY BE A serial sexual assaulter? There's so many things the the victim maybe a minor there are so many reasons why we have to do everything to encourage people and access to healthcare services and criminal justice system in the way that we need them to right now even if you are to use a sexual assault evidence kit as it is. I'm on currently utilizing government. It's not automatically admissible by John keeps going to determine disability. We're asking for detailed information about their business and what they've done comply with very stringent requirements on a Connecticut Law for kids and testing of this sort and if we find misconduct doc. We're going to go after them right attorney. General William Tong from Connecticut General thanks for taking the call thanks Brad and one last thing in the south of course football is king and authorities are constantly on the lookout got through violations. You're not allowed to hook up an athlete with a nicer car. You're not allowed to get his family a nicer house if they want to. Come play for you well recently in Tampa Florida a coach. Ah Plant Highschool was suspended for helping to make living arrangements for a player. The stories actually very simple and that was there was a child in need and we answered answered. The call only thing is this coach says he was helping a student who is about to become homeless. The school voluntarily reported all this saying. The player came from another state. He was living with an elderly caretaker but suddenly she couldn't take care of him anymore. He had nowhere else to turn so coach. Robert Weiner arrange for this to stay with someone who used to have kids at that school. My only thought was at that time. Let's find a place for this kid and we've got a producer in Florida who immediately said this is. Not some football powerhouse was bringing in Star quarterbacks from out of state. This school is one of the best academic public high schools in the area. Their team has not won a game this year and Oh yeah this kid we're talking about. He's not allowed to play play in games. He can only practice with the team so now coach. Weiner faces a six week suspension and a five thousand dollar fine which for a high school who football coach Big Chunk of change. He plans to make his case in upcoming hearing the school says this guy's got our students backs. We've got his plant panthers tonight against the Steinbrenner warriors there in Tampa start here is produced by David Rhind. Josh Cohen Tara Gumbo Kelly Tarez Trevor Hastings and Lord Ephron. Thanks to Elizabeth Russo Jeff it's Gerald Ebola's and station. She scoop special. Thanks this week to Tom. 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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash perspective. That's indeed dot com slash perspective from ABC news. This is perspective. Closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up. President Trump calls for unity in his second state of the union address. We must reject the politics of revenge resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation compromise and the common good the ws. They're catching fire and families are demanding answers. The explosion blew out that garage door no-one neighbors described it they felt that he was you're like fireworks or gunshots. And we go to the ground in Afghanistan. Speaking with a top commander in the fight against the Taliban. Either gonna win a militarily you have to be towards a political settlement here. Do you think those political talks with the Taliban are key part of any endgame here? Absolutely. All ahead on perspective. Isn't that Trump faced in newly divided congress in the second state of the union speech of his presidency this week and he called for unity. We must reject the politics of revenge resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation compromise and the common. Good and continued calls for a wall an increase border security Nelson made some news outsing a second face to face meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN at the end of the month for more on this week state of the union address. Here's ABC's David writes, though, one has benefited more from a thriving economy, then women who have filled fifty eight percent of the newly created jobs last year in the house chamber and unscripted moment of noon. Early catching the president off. Lord. You weren't supposed to do that. Thank you very much. This new congress includes a record number of women more than one hundred of them, a huge block in the Democrat's new majority democratic congresswoman wore all white their ranks and their determination enhanced don't sit yet like this. The president congratulated them at exactly one century after congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. We also have more women serving in congress than at any time before. State of the union is usually a display of national unity through gritted teeth the atmosphere this year, especially toxins, even though on the surface. It was all smiles. Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now gathered in this great chamber. Hoping that we will govern not as two parties. But as one nation. President insisted the state of the union is sound, but he also acknowledged deep divisions and economic miracle is taking place in the United States. And the only thing that can stop in our foolish wars politics or ridiculous partisan investigations speaker Nancy Pelosi singlehandedly delayed this speech for a week over the White House's objections as the Trump presidency enters its third year. She could be a major thorn in his side. But instead of throwing down the gauntlet the president called for unity. There is a new opportunity in American politics. If only we have the courage together to seize it Justice Cavanaugh was there in the chamber his presence on the supreme court. When of President Trump's proudest trophies Democrats haven't forgotten his? Bidder confirmation. Fight Representative Alexandria, Akhazia Cortez run along one of the activists who famously cornered Senator Jeff flake in an elevator. Action prompting him to second guess his support for cabinet. President Trump insists illegal immigration isn't just a problem. But a threat this is a moral issue. The lawless state of our southern border is a threat to the safety security and financial well being of all America. He still wants his border wall, walls, work and walls. Save lives. The number of people crossing the southern border illegally has declined dramatically since two thousand six with a slight uptick in the last year. But the type of people crossing has changed families up by two hundred eighty percent from a year ago. Many of them seeking to escape violence and poverty in Central America. President Trump stopped short of declaring a state of emergency in an effort to circumvent the need for congressional approval for his wall and asking you to defend our very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country among the successes for which the president claimed. Credit a booming economy, historically, low unemployment and criminal Justice reform. Trump also held out hope for a major long term goal. Finally, ending the scourge of HIV aids in America. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within ten years, the president clearing progress in the fight against ISIS and Islam ick extremists rate nations. Do not fight endless wars having overruled some of his generals and ordered US troops to withdraw from Syria. Trump now seems determined to end America's longest war in Afghanistan. We may not have heard the last of the shutdown the government due to run out of money again later this month. President Trump clearly doesn't want that to happen. One of his biggest applause lines was his suggestion that it's time for a new approach. We must reject the politics of revenge resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation compromise and the common good even speaker Pelosi leapt to her feet to endorse that idea, whether it's anything more than wishful thinking will depend on her and him. For more on President Trump's week, the democratic response to a state of the union and other matters happening in Washington turned to White House correspondent ABC's. Karen Travers seems like so long ago that we had the state of the union. I mean, that's. It's actually just a few days ago just a few days ago. But, you know, unlike previous presidents, President Trump didn't hit the road to promote a particular policy that he laid out in the state of the union address and most presidents do that in order to get extra mileage out of the speech you deliver. It you go somewhere Wednesday Thursday, maybe Friday and keep hammering a message the president didn't do that. In next week. We expect him to travel to Texas for campaign rally, and certainly you can see that as a border security visit as well, Sherry, but in some ways that state of the union address was kind of out everybody's mind after he walked out of the room on Tuesday night. But that night the president had some really positive ratings from people. What happened? Why did it fizzle? The president was talking about bipartisanship. It was a call for unity still not clear if anybody's answering that call from the president, but he didn't get into details on many new policies. No big grand proposal that you can see them moving forward. With over the next year or two. Instead what the president seemed to be doing was laying some groundwork for his own twenty twenty reelection campaign, certainly reaching out to the base talks about national security abortion, which you don't hear the president talk about much in speeches. He also put a lot of pressure on lawmakers. He says you have to come up with something and pass it in order to fund the government and secure our borders. He almost took himself out of the equation, Sherri, you know, he didn't mention he's the one that has to sign something in the reason all of that happened in December was because the president at the last minute changed mind about signing legislation that have bipartisan support. So as we move closer to that deal. Do you think that they will reach something you'd like to get something done before the eleventh hour before next Thursday night because of the very fresh memories of what happened in December the deadline is once again on a Friday and in December the Senate pass legislation on a Wednesday night. And everything was looking pretty good until the next morning. When the president said he wasn't going to sign it. They don't want that to happen next week. There's a lot of worries at agencies among federal workers that we could be in the same situation. Again, the end of the night on February fifteenth, but I think Sherry was notable president didn't rule out a shutdown in his state of the union address. But he didn't even threaten one either. So maybe he's softening a bit one of the last things President Trump talked about during his his state of the union was that, you know, what could harm this economy that he says is very strong. He calls it miraculous. As a matter of fact is investigations he says are unnecessary in partisan and literally like the next day within hours. There was announced that they were going to be not one, but many investigations into the administration is that something that you think needs to happen. Or is it something that really does, you know? It's just it's the it's going to happen. It's, you know, the the Democrats as part of their campaign message was greater scrutiny and oversight on the president and his cabinet and his administration and businesses because they say that Republicans failed to do that for two years. Now, the big question for the Democrats is going to be you gotta do something. Else? You know, you can't just be party. That's investigating the president for two years. What are you going to do? That's the question to them. You know, what legislation are you gonna put forward? I think everybody is going to be standing in their corners for the next couple of weeks. You know, kind of eyeing the other side with a lot of suspicion. We'll see what happens by that. February fifteen deadline, but only then I mean, then can they start talking about potential bipartisan outreach, maybe unim- for structure. But right now, Sherry it's just too bitter in Washington to imagine that the close to that maybe by the spring, maybe by this summer. So we're going to see if a spring does. In fact, bring cherry blossoms and bipartisanship such an ice three. See what happens in it feels a long ways away there in Travers at the White House. Thanks as always saying you coming up investigation into the inauguration. And we'll sit down with actor Liam Niessen after his comments sparked uproar on perspective after this. These days news comes out of Washington so fast. It can be hard to keep up. I just don't think this is going to play out the way everybody thinks it's going to play out. We're getting giancarl prediction mean look we need special for this. I'm ABC news political director Rick Klein, join me along with ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Every week as we break down the facts and turn to Washington insiders with tough questions on the powerhouse politics podcasts. Are you going to talk to moan? Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Sherry Preston. Prosecutors are seeking records from Trump inauguration committee members another probe is set the hamstring the president and his lawyers for more on the story is set down this week with ABC's Eric Trubisky air, let's start a little bit about what happened in the southern district of New York things heating up again. And and this had to do with the president's inauguration committee start from the beginning. What what are they looking for? What was subpoenaed exactly for more than a year? We believe that federal prosecutors have been taking a look at some of the money that was raised by President Trump's inaugural committee, one hundred seven million dollars, Sherry that's by far the most in history and yet the inaugural festivities were much more modest than they were for prior incoming presidents. There were just three events three major events and many of those were rather small in scale. So I think one of the questions is how is all the money spent, but more importantly is where did it all come from the subpoena that was issued by federal prosecutors here in New York. This week really seemed to target particularly the foreign sources of money foreigners are not supposed to have a direct line into inaugural festivities. Okay. So it is illegal for foreigners to to donate money to something like that. And so one of the questions is did some foreign money get lumped in as a straw donation. How is that done and the onus is on both donor and recipient to be on the up and up, although it's not clear from the subpoena that the president or even the inaugural committee itself or its chairman, Tom barrack, President Trump's close friend are necessarily targets of the investigation. The focus seems to be on the outside money itself. So what exactly do they think that this outside money went to did it go to access did it go to things having to do with the inauguration or possibly things after the inauguration on into the administration? Well, we know that some of the money was. Spent a bit, lavishly and maybe even a bit on necessarily like one hundred fifty thousand dollars on seat cushions. That's a lot of Toshi's for you know, some seat cushions of that price, and it's not necessarily clear that that that money was properly accounted for. But I think the central question is going to be the access one that you bring up Sherry was there at attempt by foreign governments or foreign entities to try and buy their way into access with with the new administration. A particular focus has fallen on someone who had been up until President Trump won a supporter of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and who told associates that he then needed to stand in order to get in good with the new administration that he may not have expected to win. And so he gave nine hundred thousand dollars through a company to the inaugural committee. That was by. For his largest single donation and federal prosecutors, I think wanna know what it got him. There's also something else that they're looking into which is something that people might know or have heard of and that's the relationship with with stripe, which is one of these technologies that helps process credit card transactions, and it's used by a lot of people by a lot of companies in small businesses. Why are they looking into strike? We'll stripe would have handled all of the credit card donations for the the presidential inaugural committee. But it's run by or or founded by Josh Kushner, the brother of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law. And so there may be an innocent explanation that hey, listen, they needed a credit card. Transaction provider stripe is a popular one. There's no evidence that it's necessarily done anything wrong here. But I think the connection with with the Kushner family is unmistakable how long do they think that this investigation might last and how closely? This tied to what's going on with the special counsel. Well, it appears to be another kind of off shoot of the special counsel. The the prosecutors that are handling the subpoena to the presidential inaugural committee of Donald Trump are the same. Prosecutors who handled the case against Michael Cohen, his former fixer and attorney. And so we wonder of course, what is it that they found amid Michael Cohen's documents and records, or what did he tell them during his seventy plus hours of interviews in connection with his guilty plea that lead prosecutors to start pulling this thread, it's impossible to know from the subpoena. Just how far along they are in the process ABC's Aaron Katersky as always you. You're up today on everything, and I don't know if you've ever sat at my desk at the anchor desk, but it is a cushion that's one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. So you can sit there anytime you want very much care. This week actor Liam Niessen drew fire for comments that he made speaking out about an incident that happened almost forty years ago, and how the actor wanted revenge on a woman's behalf ABC's Robin Roberts sat down with Liam Mason to talk about the incident. And what he says he's learned since Liam Percival. I really appreciate your willingness to to have this discussion because when it comes to race. It's can be very uncomfortable for people, and it just caught people off guard. How you responded when you were asked about revenge, and you want to explain what you said he had the return press turncoat. It was the topic of her film is veins. It's dark comedy too. But it's it's it's space as revenge on the lady journalist was asking me, how do you tap into that? On I remembered an incident nearly forty years ago. Where a very dear. Friend of mine was Brickley rate. On either side of the country when I came back. She told me, but this. She handled the situation ourself on her rapist, incredibly bravely. I have to say that. But I. Had never felt this feeling before. Which was a primal urge to lash out. I asked her did, you know, the person. It was a man. No as race. She said he was a black, man. I thought okay. And after that there were some nights, I even deliberately and two black areas in the city looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence on. I did it for. I'd say maybe four or five times. Until I caught myself on. And it really shocked me this primal urge. I add it shocked me on a hurt me. I did seek help. I went to priest at my confession. I'm I was the Catholic a two very very good friends that I talked to and I'm believe it or not power walking. Yeah. Two hours every day. To get rid of this. I'm not I'm not racist. I I this was nearly forty years ago, but because of his brought up in maybe broadening on Rome's forgive it. Just brought up in the north of Ireland and brought up in the troubles the sixties seventies and early eighties that you asked about color, then you didn't ask the person was tall. Yes. I did I asked those questions too. I did. I did. But I did ask about race. Yeah. Because the what we what we heard and saw it was it was only asking about the I ask about. Ask about would you've had the same reaction. If your friend had said, it was a white, man. Would you wanted to go out? She just sent an Irish course, Scott or a Britain or Lithuanian either, I know I've had the same fact I'm just trying to honor to my stand up for my dear France, and this this terrible medieval fashion coming up communicating more effectively. Talk to an expert who has some tips to help us all on perspective after this when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash perspective. That's indeed dot com slash perspective from ABC news. This is perspective. Closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up on the ground in Afghanistan. But first why can't people talk to one another anymore? Does seem like every conversation that you begin with someone who has a different point of view than you it dissolves into anger or frustration joined by award winning journalist and author Celeste Headley who's written a new book trying to reclaim conversation is called we need to talk. How to have conversations, but matter and she joins us now perspective. Do you think that the art of conversation really truly has been lost? I don't think it's lost. I think we're losing it. And we're kind of losing it by choice. Right. Because we are choosing not to pick up the phone. We're choosing to try to replace actual conversation with text with emails, and texting and emojis and snap chats and anything that we can do to avoid talking to other people, which is a little confusing. But that is the choice. We're generally making. There is something that is really. Refreshing about going out and talking to someone I worked very early morning hours. Sometimes I'll go home and take a nap. And I'm just like, you know, I just feel like staying home in sleeping today. But when someone goes out, and you talk to other people something is is rejuvenated in you, isn't it? Yeah. And that's actually scientifically trackable any conversation that you have whether it be with someone that you've known for a long time and love or even the ninety second chat. You have the with a barista or your grocery store clerk, those are all good for you neurologically physiologically emotionally that can all lower your cortisol levels. They can all increase your cognitive abilities. In other words, they're making you even think better making you clearer making you more a creative because that's what human beings are designed to do. So we sometimes we dread it. Sometimes it's you say we're tired, and we feel like we we can't get into a conversation with someone. But you find that at least half the time. If you actually just go ahead and do it. You'll feel better. Afterwards. How do you find people to talk to maybe even people you don't agree with because it seems like we're all like looking at the only people who to talk to people we agree with especially when it comes to politics. If you know, it's interesting. I recently took a train trip around the entire United States all the way from Washington DC around the entire edge of the continental US. And I thought it would be difficult to get people to talk with me. But in fact, really wasn't I find that it's fear that usually keeps people from approaching others or reaching out or talking fear of how that conversation might go. So if I'm the one that initiates it, and if I ask them questions about themselves about what they know about what they love about what they're proud of people are happy to talk with you people open up pretty quickly. You don't have to talk about politics. I encourage people to do so in an respectful way without feeling that they need to win a debate. But you don't have to you could talk about many other things you have a wonderful, Ted talk that has been view. Over nineteen million times. And you've got ten tips on carrying out a decent conversation. And they really are. Excellent. I mean, you could put this in front of anybody who's not quite sure what to say to someone else. And you know, I if you don't know what to say say, you don't know and another one I loved of your tips was don't equate your experience with there's listen to what they have to say rather than thinking of what you're going to say next year. And you know, it's interesting because this is a specially true in so much telling us about something painful, right? They say their dog died and sometimes our first response to say, oh, you know, my dog died a couple years ago. It was horrible. I know how you feel and that's the wrong thing to say. And part of that is that a they may not be going through exactly the same thing you went through. But also with something painful happens to us, our brains get very busy immediately in softening that pain for us. And it's a good thing that the brain does that. Right. Because if we actually remembered real pain for the rest of our lives, we would be dysfunctional. But what that means is that two years after losing your beloved pet. You actually don't remember what that felt like anymore, and you need them to tell you you need them you need to be a witness for what they're going through and hear what they had to say rather than offering up. What you think is a similar experience? Does this carry through to the way people consume the news? Do you think today? Well, okay. So technology and social media are not to blame. There. Simply making it easier for us to indulge our desire to sort of isolate ourselves and only see what we want to see an only hear what we wanna hear. And find the people who agree with us technology makes that easier, but it didn't it didn't start it. Right. Okay. We'll thank you so much. I appreciate it. Can you tell us a little bit more about the the PBS series that you're you're going to be helping with this fall retro report? What is? Is that? Yeah, I'm really excited about this. So basically what retro port does it assisted incredible investigative journalism unit that takes some of the issues that are still around today. But we may have forgotten where that all started. For example, the equal rights amendment is something that's beginning to be discussed again in what retro report does is. It goes back and re reports that to explain where it came from how it affected us. Why the ER a didn't pass originally to give you context about what's going on all kinds of different topics in some surprising stories that again have sort of been lost a history. Okay. So let's Headley an award winning journalist speaker author of the new book, we need to talk out had conversations that matter, and again, I encourage everybody to take a look at her ten x talk because it really has some great tips on how to carry on a conversation. Thank you so much. My pleasure. Thank you coming up BMW's, catching fire. Confront an executive on the dangerous string of incidents on perspective. After this. Hey, I'm Dan Harris from ABC news, and I have a podcast, and you should listen to it. It's called ten percent, happier. It's all about how to stay sane in our increasingly insane world, we talked to everybody from the Dalai Lama signs. Folks, human, gene, she'll rupaul you have to explore this life. It's fun. Interesting may even change your life. You can listen to it for free on apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective, I'm Sherry Preston. Consumers have filed nearly one hundred complaints about parked BMW's bursting into flames calls for an investigation or growing as pressure mounts on the German automaker for more on the story. Here's ABC's Kira films. Mike children survive on schedule. They have a schedule that they are on every single day max v liar brothers and both have been diagnosed with autism. Their delicate routine thrown into chaos one night in October. You know max is just about getting sleep. Ally was pretty much asleep. Their mom Laura says she parked or two thousand fourteen BMW X five in the garage. And I hear these really odd really really loud. Banging what were you thinking? I think I kind of went into shock grabbed alive. I'm yelling at max get out of bed. Let's go. We have to go grab him. They ran out the door to see that a fire had started in the garage with a catastrophic boom. The explosion blew out that garage door no-one neighbors described it they felt that it was either like fireworks or gunshots. I can hear the fire alarms now just just going berserk, Laura and her family were able to escape with their lives but little else their home destroyed and what came next a surprise immediately. When the fire investigators game they were able to pinpoint the BMW the BMW Laura owned for just a few months, which she says was parked and turned off in her garage had ignited I bought the car in June of two thousand seventeen the fire happened on October eighteenth two thousand seventeen there wasn't even do for an oil change. Laura's case is one of more than fifty reports of BMW car fires that ABC news and ABC owned stations have uncovered we found various models of BMW's and BMW produced many Cooper's which owners say we're park. With engines off and in one case, even part for days, the car had been parked for at least four or three or four days, which we thought was a little peculiar none. We're under fire related recall at the time at the fire cars on fire. So what could be causing these parked cars to ignite? It's a question. We've asked the luxury carmaker for nearly two years since our first report in two thousand seventeen and we finally had the chance to ask when of BMW's top executives more on that in a moment, although parked car. Fires are unusual car manufacturers have issued sixty two recalls related to such cases since two thousand seventeen just last month Hyundai and Kia recalled a hundred sixty eight thousand calls for fire risk since October two thousand seventeen BMW has issued four fire related recalls. And in that time, we've uncovered even more. Cases. I would never buy another BMW after the way they treated me when Lin wrench received a recall notice in two thousand seventeen saying remedy, unavailable. She says she reached out to him w right away on his side. They didn't have a solution yet. And they would notify me when they did Lynn says while she was waiting for the fix from BMW more than six months after receiving the initial notice her two thousand eleven BMW caught fire. She says well turned off and parked in Wisconsin BMW offered Lin a three thousand dollar rebate on a new or pre-owned BMW reimbursement for a rental car and an additional fifteen hundred dollars. But with a stipulation they wanted me to sign a nondisclosure agreement. So I wouldn't even be able to talk with you about this or anybody. Why would I do that Lynn is not the only BMW owner who has received a recall letter, saying remedy, unavailable? ABC news even heard. From one BMW owner who said that he received a letter saying BMW advised parking vehicle outdoors BMW said it was out of an abundance of caution that it made that recommendation and that the company worked diligently to secure an adequate supply of parts so that affected vehicles can be fixed as quickly as possible. Some BMW owners. We spoke to filed a complaint with nitsa the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government watchdog for auto motive safety currently there are more than ninety complaints of parked BMW fires filed on knits his database thirtieth which were filed after our original report. And after nitsa encouraged BMW owners to get in touch with the agency, but as of December, there is no active nitsa investigation into the fires nitsa stated that it is in close contact with BMW in its oversight of the automakers recalls that. Involve a potential fire risk, and we'll take appropriate action if warranted BMW representatives, have declined repeated requests for interviews. But in statements have said that with approximately four point nine million BMW vehicles on US roads fire incidents involving BMW's are very rare. And that BMW takes every incident very seriously. Adding that car fires can result from a variety of external reasons unrelated to product defects, but we still had more questions. So we went to the Los Angeles auto show where we found the CEO of BMW North America Bernhardt Coon unveiling BMW's, do sports coupe. Can you tell us what you're doing about the BMW's that have been catching fire? Well parked. While. Yes. You're asking me a question to what once again, I'll come to NATO is. What we price dozens of cases to to be w about these car cars, catching fire. Appreciate you know, what I'm happy to do one favor. Please. Yes, I'm back into soon move on the bit on his fest. Thank you, get an interview with you. Now. I'm happy to have to come back later anytime. Thank you very much right now. But today, no interview also waiting for answers families whose lives were turned upside down. I saw the fire. Do you? Remember, what kind of car was? Governs BMW BMW got burned. You just to start over again just to have to buy every dish towel, everything that you could possibly need is incredibly difficult to do that. While you already have two very very severely autistic children. It's really hard. What's your message to be? I'm w we're not the only family that has lost everything because of BMW car fire fix the problem. Coming up. We'll speak with a top US commander. And discuss a possible end to the war in Afghanistan on perspective after this have a dream. But don't know where to begin. I didn't want to be limited looking for wisdom for women who've already been there, you will constantly be given the opportunity to lose yourself. Welcome to ABC's. No limits. I'm your host, Rebecca Jarvis. And each week. We're talking to the game changing women about success lessons learned along the way. And of course, the worst advice really thought about this worst advice ever, you can hear new episodes of no limits every week on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. This is perspective. From ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. ABC world news tonight anchor David Muir, recently traveled to Afghanistan on the ground with the commander of all US troops fighting the Taliban. They discussed the fight against the Taliban. The potential for diplomacy and win the fourteen thousand US troops who are still there might be able to return home from America's longest war report. A black Blackhawk helicopter waiting for us in Kabul, Afghanistan with the top commander four-star general, Scott Miller who has taken over here at a pivotal moment in America's longest war. He was among the first American soldiers deployed here after nine eleven. Right after nine eleven when you were here. Later commander. General Miller is flying over the mountains, south of Kabul. He's about to show us what could be a crucial part of any possible endgame here. We land at are taking a camp commander special forces are at work. Afghan forces training with American I watching under general biller be Afghans with support from the coalition. Have accelerated the fight against the Taliban in what is remarkable here is that even as they target the Taliban with deadly force. The US is also now negotiating with the Taliban trying to end this war, the political talks. I I do think are are positive. I've talked about this fight multiple times. And it is a fight. Yeah. Neither side will win it militarily. So if neither side's gonna win it militarily, you have to move into a towards a political settlement here. Do you think those political talks with the Taliban are key part of any endgame here? Absolutely. There have been reports that the president would like to see a draw down US troops here in Afghanistan has has there been any order to do that yet. At first off. I I have the authorities. I have the capabilities that I need from the US and the coalition standpoint to work with our Afghan partners at the same time as a commander. I'm always trying to bring the footprint down and bring our our force structure down. And commander made it clear. He's a general not a policymaker and says he'll follow his chain of command and the president. Eric. View. Making sure that can get. Geared to fight. You. That insurgency now includes ISIS Afghan special forces with help from the Americans the coalition. Fighting ISIS not in Syria. But in if ghanistan supported with US, air strikes, and unlike the Taliban. Isis has no desire to negotiate this four-star general has no desire to let them go. Unchecked. General Miller making clear there is no endgame here with safe havens for terrorists on two thousand one. It was very clear to the world what we are doing in Afghanistan in two thousand nineteen they're still our national interest in it'd be safeguarded. From ABC news. This has been perspective. If you want to listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the prospective podcast, give us a review tell us. What you think it really does help? You can find it on apple podcast Spotify, Stitcher, wherever you listen to your podcast. You can also plan. This and other ABC news shows at T news, podcasts dot com. Perspective is produced by Eric Malo? Thanks for listening. ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash perspective. That's indeed dot com slash perspective.

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