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"kelsey snow" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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Andrea lies ng how important it really is, as we take stock of those things that are Truly important to us in a year where, you know we didn't think we would have to be considering these things in such a deep in, you know, intense way, But when you really look back on it, wi see has been there. It will continue to be there because of you. So if you haven't become a sustaining member yet contributed any dollar amount. That's good for you Works within your budget become a monthly contributor by calling 888. 3769692 again. You can also go online to WN my si dot or most importantly, and we truly mean this. Thank you so very much. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. The House of Representatives has a proved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. For those of you keeping track with this bill. Congress has now spent roughly $6 trillion to bail the country out of the havoc caused by the pandemic. And put that into perspective that is about seven times larger than the stimulus passed back during the great recession of 2009. His latest bill includes a fresh round of $1400 stimulus checks, also a new and expanded child tax credit to rent relief utility relief and more money to help the uninsured by health coverage through obamacare. The bill passed with no support from Republicans, President Biden plans to sign the bill into law on Friday. NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell joins us now, with the latest take Kelsey Hi there so no support from Republicans and tow layout. Republicans say they oppose it because It's not targeted enough. They argue it controlling the virus. They also say it's just we don't need to spend this much because the economy has already on the path to recovery. Do they have a point? What we're talking about here is really a question of two really different ways of viewing the economy and this pandemic. Republicans say that GDP numbers Wall Street all of these things are improving their you know the unemployment rate is falling, and they point of funding for the arts and humanities programs, museums and things like that is not necessarily about the pandemic on the face. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also compared federal spending in this bill to socialism, and he said, it just isn't sustainable. Showers money on special interests. It spends less than 9% on actually defeating the virus. They're really focusing on that money about getting back scenes out. They're reopening schools. That is the core of what Republicans say the money should be spent on and some Republicans said during the debate today on the House floor that sending checks to people is just popular, but they think people will object once they realize how much the government is spending on things that are not directly related to coronavirus relief. Okay, now, how do Democrats respond? All that Democrats? That Wall Street gains really just paper over major problems in the economy that are not felt by the vast majority of people. The vast majority of people are not stockholders, and they say This bill is meant to be a big social safety net. It's supposed to have more support for the uninsured. Like you mentioned more support for families with Children, people who are unemployed. People who are homeless and people who are struggling to make rent. You know, unemployment is improving, but the job Liz rate is still nearly double what it was before the pandemic, and the number of long term unemployed people is still up by three million this year, and that's all, according to the official Bureau of Labor Statistics. There's also money in here for institutions like museums that have been shuttered or have seen revenue declines that threatened their ability to reopen when vaccines are just are out and distributed and people are going back in, and Democrats say this bill is about the whole system. I will note that Americans. A lot of Americans seem to be on board with this legislation. Polls show fairly widespread support for it, which is something Democrats like 2.2 are their potential political downsides here, though, for four Democrats, while Democrats say the Republicans will pay the price for lining up against something that is at this moment so popular House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointed out that people who will benefit from this bill don't just vote for Democrats. And she says Republicans are voting against something they'll take advantage of later. It's typical that they vote no and take the dough, and this bill has bipartisan support across the country. You hear her? They're speaking through a mask on the house floor. But you know a lot depends on how this is administered. Will it go out slowly You do. Schools actually reopened. Do bad actors get money? And does the economy actually improve with his infusion of cash, and that's all a risk. Or be done. Is this the last time we're going to see Congress voting on covert relief? We don't know for sure there at some point in time, there is AH, cancel doing infrastructure bill in summer framing that is covert relief in its own right, because it would be compared to work incentive programs in the new deal that got people back to work really depends on whether projection about vaccine distribution and efficacy bear out. Thank you, Kelsey. Thanks for having me. MPR's Kelsey Snow. With Democrats in control of the U..
Biden, Senate Democrats agree to limit eligibility for $1,400 checks
"Senate Democrats have reached an agreement with the White House to tighten eligibility requirements to receive the next round of stimulus checks. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports, moderate Democrats demanded that the payments be more closely targeted on the basis of income. Senate Democrats plan to maintain a maximum payment of $1400 per eligible person. The new agreement would allow people earning up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000 per year to receive the full benefit. Payments would be reduced for people earning more and would be eliminated entirely for individuals are in over $80,000 and couples earning over $160,000. Those top income limits are much lower than they were under the House passed plan. Critics, including some House Democrats, who represent cities with a high cost of living, say the new limits penalize their constituents, particularly single parents, who have to earn more to support families. Healthy smell. NPR NEWS
Fewer Americans might get a $1,400 stimulus check
"Senate Democrats have reached an agreement with the White House to tighten eligibility requirements to receive the next round of stimulus checks. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports, moderate Democrats demanded that the payments be more closely targeted on the basis of income. Senate Democrats plan to maintain a maximum payment of $1400 per eligible person. The new agreement would allow people earning up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000 per year to receive the full benefit. Payments would be reduced for people earning more and would be eliminated entirely. For individuals earning over $80,000 and couples earning over $160,000. Those top income limits are much lower than they were under the House passed plan. Critics, including some House Democrats, who represent cities with a high cost of living, say the new limits penalize their constituents, particularly single parents, who have to earn more to support
"kelsey snow" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"All that and so much more coming up on cue. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturned President Trump's veto of a more than $700 billion annual defense bill. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Healthy snow. NPR NEWS Washington A Facebook executive who led the tech giant's controversial political advertising policies has left the company NPR's Bobby Allen reports from San Francisco before the November election, Facebook faced a barrage of criticism for allowing misinformation to spread widely on the social network used by a quarter of the world. Facebook was also slam for choosing not to fact check politicians in the run up to the November election. Rob Lowe, Thurn was the public face of that policy and Facebook subsequent rules around political ads. But now he confirms the NPR that he's leaving on good terms for an unspecified new opportunity. Facebook, meanwhile, has still temporarily paused most political ads after the election over the risk of potential abuse, But it did make an exception for the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco The demand for the cove in 19 vaccine is exceptionally high in some parts of Texas, the state has authorized the shots for people over the age of 65 those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios reports..
"kelsey snow" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Grandpa and my mom. And what are the consequences when black owned restaurants were forced to close their gathering spaces? I just worry that people won't see Black culture in a region where you know they really should be able to see it now news Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturn President Trump's veto of more than $700 billion annual defense Bill. Today's vote comes two days before the new Congress is sworn into office. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Healthy snow. NPR NEWS Washington Florida is the latest state to report the new strain of the Corona virus that was first detected in the United Kingdom. NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports. The new variant, which is believed to be more contagious, has been identified in a man with no recent travel history. The state said it's working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To investigate how the new variant popped up in Martin County near Palm Beach. The new strain of the virus was detected in the U. S just days ago, first in Colorado, then California. Some scientists believe it came to the states sometime in the last month or two as people traveled here from the UK The variant is said to be much more contagious, but no more deadly than the more common strains, and experts say the vaccines should still be effective against the new variant..
"kelsey snow" Discussed on KPCC
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. The count has begun in the U. S. Of freshly identified cases of the covert 19 variant believed to be significantly more contagious than the original. Now. California Governor Gavin Newsom says case has been identified in his state. This new variant this new strain that we have identified obviously from the United Kingdom. There's some other parts of the globe identified In Colorado yesterday has been identified here in the state of California in southern California. In a virtual called with Governor Newsome, Dr Anthony Fauci predicted that there will be more And not just in California. Not surprised that you have Ah case and likely more cases in California, and we likely will be seeing reports from other states Colorado with the first In Colorado. Meanwhile, health officials say a state National Guard member is the first reported US case of the cove in 19, various variant first directed in the UK and state officials are investigating a possible second case involving another card member. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ruled out holding votes on a standalone measure to send $2000 relief payments to most Americans. MPR's Kelsey Snow reports, McConnell says he will not be bullied into taking up the measure. Majority leader McConnell says the Senate will not vote on the stand alone bill that passed the House earlier this week. Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said Congress just passed nearly a trillion dollars in relief and that if specific families need additional help, it should not come in the form of checks that would also benefit many wealthier Americans. What they will need is smart. Smart, targeted aid. Not another fire hose. Borrowed it Mine. There are just three days left in the congressional session, leaving little time to work out an alternative. The Senate is expected to move next to a long planned vote to override President Trump's veto of a massive bipartisan military bill. Healthy smell. NPR NEWS Washington Starts finished higher today amid light trading ahead of the New Year's holiday. NPR's Scott Horsley reports, The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 73 points to close it a new record high. All of the major stock indexes enjoyed modest gains. The Dow rose about a quarter percent. Both the S and P 500 index and the NASDAQ were up a fraction Investors have been encouraged this week by the signing of a new $900 billion covert relief package that includes direct payments of $600 to most Americans. The Treasury Department says the first, those payments are now on their way by direct deposit and by mail. An effort.
"kelsey snow" Discussed on KCRW
"Maybe doubling the credit for individuals or rethinking how the credit is structured entirely. It's something they plan to return to in 2021. Because the need just isn't going away. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. On Monday, the superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools in West Virginia checked the weather, The forecast said up to 11 inches of snow, and in a normal year that would probably merit a snow day. But this year well school has been remote because of the pandemic. Still, that did not stop the superintendent Bondi Shade Gibson from writing this letter. For generations, Families have greeted the first snow day of the year with joy. It is a time of renewed wonder at all the beautiful things that each season holds a reminder of how fleeting a childhood could be. An opportunity to make some memories with your family that you hold on to for life. For all of these reasons, and many more Jefferson County schools will be completely closed for the first snow day of the year. She ended with this We will return to the serious and urgent business of growing up tomorrow. But for today Go build a snowman. Well, I asked Gibson. Why a snow day seemed right this year. Truthfully, the idea was not wanting to put kids in. Position to lose one more thing. We've been talking to kids a lot this year when we had to do alternative graduation talking to them when The first day of school wasn't what they expected talking to teachers as they had to learn new programs and you just keep hearing about these losses. You know all of these markers of childhood and their lives that their morning and just wanted to give them one thing. One piece of normalcy just sort of Get back to that in their lives Well, when you first sent out this note What kind of responses did you get from parents? The thing that took me by surprise somewhat, where the number of people who wrote me and texted and called With stories about their own childhood memories of snow days. Just overwhelming emotional reaction to Getting something back some sense of normalcy, the pre pandemic life that they loved and they want back and I think in some ways the struck a.
"kelsey snow" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A little bit ago, but it's still a big difference. And they're trying to get out of out of town ahead of the holiday, So there's not a lot of time to get something done, Kelsey. Thanks for the update, Thanks so much for having me that's NPR's Kelsey Snow. We, You, me? All of us have got to stop burning fossil fuels. That's the message from the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Good Terrace. Humanity is waging war on nature. Disease Suicidal. NPR's Rebecca Herscher explains that a new U N report finds that the pandemic had basically no effect no effect on the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The last 10 years were the hottest ever recorded in 2020. There were deadly heat waves around the world, the new U. N analysis finds. Widespread ocean heat waves killed, fish disrupted currents and melted ice. There were record breaking wildfires and hurricanes and emissions of greenhouse gasses are still rising, all of which puts humans in danger could cherish, said in his speech on Wednesday. At and water pollution are killing nine million people annually, more than six times the current toll of the pandemic. That message is emphatically backed up by the most comprehensive annual report on how climate change affect human health. Which was published later the same day in the medical journal, The Lancet. The authors found that in the last 20 years, there's been a more than 50% increase in heat related deaths for people over 65 in the US That meant nearly 20,000 older people dying in 2019 alone. Dr. Rene Sallis is an emergency room physician in Massachusetts General Hospital and one of the authors of the U. S section of the new report. Climate Change in air pollution have the same root cause the burning of fossil fuels. She and her co authors say the medical evidence is clear..
"kelsey snow" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Little bit ago. But it's still a big difference, and they're trying to get out of out of town ahead of the holiday, so there's not a lot of time to get something done. Kelsey. Thanks for the update. Thanks So much for having me That's NPR's Kelsey Snow. We, You, me? All of us have got to stop burning fossil fuels. That's the message from the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Good Terrace. Humanity is waging war on nature. Disease Suicidal. NPR's Rebecca Herscher explains that a new U. N report finds that the pandemic had basically no effect no effect on the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The last 10 years were the hottest ever recorded in 2020. There were deadly heat waves around the world. The new U. N analysis finds widespread ocean heat waves killed, fish disrupted currents and melted ice. There were record breaking wildfires and hurricanes and emissions of greenhouse gasses are still rising, all of which puts humans in danger could cherish, said in his speech on Wednesday and and what the pollution are killing nine million people annually. More than six times the current toll of the pandemic. That message is emphatically backed up by the most comprehensive annual report on how climate change affect human health, which was published later the same day in the medical journal, The Lancet. Authors found that in the last 20 years, there's been a more than 50% increase in heat related deaths for people over 65 in the US That meant nearly 20,000 older people dying in 2019 alone. Dr. Rene Sallis is an emergency room physician in Massachusetts General Hospital and one of the authors of the U. S section of the new report. Climate Change in air pollution have the same root cause the burning of fossil fuels. She and her co authors say the medical evidence is clear..
"kelsey snow" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Little bit ago, but it's still a big difference. And they're trying to get out of out of town ahead of the holiday, So there's not a lot of time to get something done, Kelsey. Thanks for the update, Thanks so much for having me that's NPR's Kelsey Snow. We, You, me? All of us have got to stop burning fossil fuels. That's the message from the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Good Terrace. Humanity is waging war on nature. Disease Suicidal. NPR's Rebecca Herscher explains that a new U. N report finds that the pandemic had basically no effect no effect on the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The last 10 years were the hottest ever recorded in 2020. There were deadly heat waves around the world. The new U. N analysis finds widespread ocean heat waves killed, fish disrupted currents and melted ice. There were record breaking wildfires and hurricanes and emissions of greenhouse gasses are still rising, all of which puts humans in danger could cherish, said in his speech on Wednesday. I don't want the pollution are killing nine million people annually. More than six times the current toll of the pandemic. That message is emphatically backed up by the most comprehensive annual report on how climate change affect human health, which was published later the same day in the medical journal, The Lancet. Authors found that in the last 20 years, there's been a more than 50% increase in heat related deaths for people over 65 in the US That meant nearly 20,000 older people dying in 2019 alone. Dr. Rene Sallis is an emergency room physician in Massachusetts General Hospital and one of the authors of the U. S section of the new report. Climate Change in air pollution have the same root cause the burning of fossil fuels. She and her co authors say the medical evidence is clear..
"kelsey snow" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Their homes during wildfires in California Wine country are homeless again. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm no well king. They'd only recently gotten shelter through a government funded program for homeless people. Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett start today. Republicans almost certainly have the votes to get her confirmed. And why are so many people skeptical of Joe Biden's record on race Coming up? We look into his history. It's Monday, October 12th Hugh Jackman is 52. The news is next. Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin confirmation hearings today for Supreme Court nominee Amy Connie Barrett. NPR's Kelsey Snell reports. The hearings will be held both in person and virtually to protect against the spread of the Corona virus. The Ford a confirmation process starts today with opening statements from Judge Baird and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Where it is expected to explain. Her judicial philosophy, including her believes that the courts are vital to enforcing the law and political branches of the government are intended to be the policymakers, according to a copy of her prepared statement obtained my NPR In that statement, Barrett says. Quote courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. Democrat's plan to focus on the role Barrett could play in determining the fate of the affordable care act in on her record, which they say is more conservative than her mentor, Former Justice Antonin Scalia. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington to American economists have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics, Paul Milgram and Robert Wilson are being recognized for their contributions to auction theory. They're both professors at Stanford University in South Carolina. The Democrat trying to unseat Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is shattering fundraising records. South Carolina Public Radio's Victoria Hansen reports Jaime Harrison has raised $57 million, the largest single quarter total in Senate history. The previous record was $38 million raised by former representative Beto a work of Texas in 2018. Senator Lindsey Graham has not released his final quarterly total, but has repeatedly said he is being out financed by Democrats who hate him. Harrison's total haul is $86 million. With much of the money coming from small contributions outside the state People Center. Graham's campaign has been quick to point out cannot vote in this state. The latest Paul from the Cook. Political report. Paul's the race a toss up Lesson one month before Election Day for NPR News, Victoria Hansen in Charleston, South Carolina, the Los Angeles Lakers are n ba champions once again. NPR's Tom Goldman reports, The Lakers won their 17th title and first in a decade with the victory last night over the Miami Heat. The final score was one of 6 93. But it was hardly that close Most of the game relied again on stingy defense, led by ranging, Anthony Davis and his pterodactyl wingspan. And LeBron James, who's hustle on power belie his 35 years and gray flecked beard. His 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists help clinches forthe n BA title and FORTHE Finals MVP award. NPR's Tom Goldman reporting here listening to NPR news in Washington. President Trump is scheduled to return to the campaign trail. Today he's expected to hold a rally at Sanford International Airport in the crucial swing state of Florida. The event comes less than two weeks after Trump tested positive for the Corona virus. White House doctors on Saturday released a memo saying Trump was no longer infectious. Presidents. Democratic rival Joe Biden will take his campaign to Ohio today, a state that Trump won in 2016. Canadians are being urged to keep the Thanksgiving celebrations at a minimum this year from Montreal and the Jacobs reports. Today's holiday comes amid a spike in the number of Corona virus cases across much of the country. Health systems in Ontario and Quebec have warned they could run out of room in hospitals as Corona virus cases rise to levels not seen since the spring. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians should follow public health directives and stay home as much as possible for Thanksgiving. And for the weeks to come. We need people to do everything they can To prevent transmission of this virus. The Quebec and Ontario government's closed many businesses back down this month in regions with rise in case numbers nationwide. Canada has suffered more than 9600 deaths since the start of the pandemic for NPR News. I'm Emma Jacobs in Montreal Stocks across Asia traded mixed today. Japan's Nikkei average lost 61 points China's Shanghai composite gained 86 on Wall Street stock futures are trading higher. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Amazon studios, with a new documentary time director, Garrett Bradley Craft an intimate family portrait of perseverance, the power of Hope and enduring love. Time starts Friday on prime video. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King. And I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning, three weeks and a day until Election Day, and both presidential campaigns are trying to make the most of it. President Trump was diagnosed with the Corona virus 12 days ago. But his doctor has cleared him to get back on the trail again. He's going to be holding a rally in Florida tonight. NPR's White House correspondent Franco Ordonez and NPR Science correspondent Alison Aubrey are both with us this morning. Good morning. Good morning, Rachel. Right, Franco. I want to start with you. Let's start with President Trump Hey, is pushing ahead with campaign events this week. I mean, it's been less than two weeks since he was hospitalized for covert 19. He is clearly though Franco, eager to get back in the public eye. Yeah, no doubt about it. You know, On the one hand, the president says he feels great. His message on cove. It has been that you can't let it dominate your life to downplay the severity. You know, to say that schools and businesses need to open up And in this way, Trump is doing that. On the other hand. Oh, there are big political reasons to get out. Their polls show the president is losing by clear margins. Largely because of how you handled this virus. His campaign actually got into a squabble yesterday with Dr Anthony Fauci because he said they used him in an ad without his consent and misrepresentative views. So in many ways, the Trump campaign is feeling the pressure to shake things up and make up some ground, especially with this week's debate cancelled and there's on ly going to be one left on October 22nd. Okay, So, Allison, can you just give us some ground Truth on the president's condition, and we need to ask that because there hasn't been a whole lot of transparency about his his illness from the get go. I mean, is he still contagious? Over the weekend, the president's physician, said he's no longer considered a transmission risked others tests show There's no longer evidence of active virus in his body. And I've spoken to several infectious disease experts outside experts who say the evidence is sufficient that the president is no longer contagious. Saturday marked Day 10 of the onset of his symptoms. He's reportedly feeling much better. They say there's no reason to doubt this assessment that he's no longer contagious..
House Democrats pass partisan COVID bill; relief talks drag
"Hours before the news broke that President Trump had tested positive for the Corona virus. The House of Representatives approved a new stimulus bill mostly along party lines. The $2.2 trillion bill is the latest bid by House Democrats who want an aid package passed before the election. Congress is still negotiating with the White House. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says now those talks may have shifted. This kind of changes the dynamic because Here. They see the reality of what we have been saying all along. The inability of Congress in the Trump Administration to reach bipartisan deal comes as companies are announcing mass layoffs and markets are responding to the news of Trump's diagnosis. We've got NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey Snow with us. Hi, Kelsey. Hi, there. What else did Speaker Pelosi say this morning while she was speaking on MSNBC, and she says she is praying for the president his family and that the line of succession is intact. We shouldn't remember that she is second in line behind vice president Pence in that line of succession. If something were to happen to the president But, you know, she also said that while it is tragic that the president was diagnosed with Krone virus spreading this disease is preventable. Going into crowds unmasked and all the rest was sort of. Ah, brazen invitation for something like this to happen, said that it did. But nonetheless hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about. Just for some context, I think it's pretty notable that Congress has no testing regime of any kind. Pelosi herself has been tested and is awaiting her result. And several top White House aides have been in contact with senior Senate Republicans in recent days who also don't have a testing regime. They were shepherding trumps nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Cockney Barrett through her meetings on Capitol Hill. So there's a question about how why the impact could be in Washington right so and in Washington next week. Judge Amy Kuney. Barrett is expected to have her confirmation hearing. I mean, do we have any idea how the president's positive Corona virus test and the contact tracing that will emerge from that how that's going to affect the hearing? Well, we should say that we know that Barrett has been tested and she tested negative She's tested daily. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had an interview this morning where, he said this nomination process is moving ahead, and Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says everything is on track for the hearings to begin on October 12th. No, it's it's a situation where they're talking about having her nomination come out of committee by October 22nd and she still has a lot of meetings to do, and there is a question of how these hearings would actually happen. Majority leader McConnell suggested that perhaps this would be a more virtual hearing than we saw in previous confirmation process is so ah, lot is still up in the air, but they do expect to have a vote on the Senate floor, though McConnell still will not commit to exactly when that will happen. So let's get back to the Corona virus Financial relief bill. I mean the speaker, Pelosi said the dynamics of the negotiations might change. I mean, how does the president's diagnosis really make it more likely that there's bipartisan agreement here? Well, we don't really know exactly because the president hasn't been particularly involved in these conversations. In fact, he's been not involved at all. He has left it to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to continue talks with Speaker Pelosi and included an in person meeting this week. Now they this is a situation where if President Trump decided to endorse a Billy would have considerable sway with Republicans. On DH. Obviously, there's going to be political blowback from for both parties. If they can get something done, right? Absolutely, You know, this is a situation where they There is a strong feeling that Congress needs to be able to get something passed before the election because this has become a nationwide problem and both in the economy and as a public health crisis. Impairs. Kelsey Snell. Thank you. Thank you.
Democrats reach deal with White House to avoid government shutdown
"Returns to Washington this week ahead of a September 30th deadline to avoid a government shutdown. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. Lawmakers are hoping to reach a spending agreement with or without additional Corona virus relief legislation. Lawmakers and members of the Trump Administration agree that they want to avoid a government shutdown on the fiscal year ends on September 30th. That likely means that they'll have to pass a short term extension of government funding at current spending levels. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have already agreed on that goal and that they should approve the funding without any additional policy writers. But the duration of that extension is still up in the air as our talks over additional Corona virus aid. Negotiations over that funding have been at a standstill for weeks. Democrats have said that they're willing to drop the request to $2 trillion, but Republicans say a much smaller figure is in order.
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"First. Fly from NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying the novel Corona virus is responsible for taking 173 lives in a single day in Florida. That death toll is the latest in the state's ongoing count of new covert 19 fatalities, each record quickly shattering the last. But as NPR's Greg Allen reports, officials claim We're seeing signs of the Corona virus Search in Florida is leveling off. Florida is reporting more than 10,000 cases of the Corona virus. Today, Florida's behind only California and New York in total cases, with nearly 390,000 people infected. Hospital, ST wider stressed, But doctors and administrators say they have adequate capacity in the city of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says orders limiting gatherings and requiring face coverings are working. At the peak, he says the city was seeing 125 new cases, a day number that's now declined to 25 16 Of the rate of increase, which means that the current Is flattened Torres, as much of the spread is now happening among people who live in multi generational households. Greg Allen NPR NEWS Miami health urgency on the ground is dialing up the pressure in Washington to deliver more sweeping assistance to get through the pandemic. The White House and its GOP allies in Congress have a tentative $1 trillion agreement for the next wave of Corona virus relief. Congressional Democrats are demanding more NPR's Kelsey Snow reports on what's still on the table and what's not No payroll tax cut that the president had asked for, and the big thing they're still working on. Is that unemployment question the $600 in weekly benefit. They don't want to extend that, and instead, they're talking about some sort of 70% wage replacements, But they said it won't be more than $600 a week. NPR's Kelsey Snow reporting. Democrat Ted Wheeler's term as mayor of Portland has him in a standoff with the Trump administration. Beyond the political rhetoric, he's among the most vocal local leaders to criticize the president's decision to send in federal agents to put down violent clashes in cities across the US as they've done in Portland, where civil rights demonstrations led to clashes and also unexplained arrest by unidentified agents. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Mirror PAL reports. Mayor stood with protesters last night when federal officers released tear gas. Wheeler is describing the scene as Orwellian. He spent more than an hour taking questions from demonstrators before approaching the fence recently put up around downtown Portland's federal courthouse. There, he was met with tear gas and flash bangs along with the rest of the crowd. Wheeler said it was his first time experiencing tear gas,.
Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO
"Has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports lawmakers from both parties or criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the U. N secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July 6th, 2021 according to a State Department spokesman. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted criticizing the move as quote, chaotic and incoherent. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, has also criticized the move, saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the W. H O and has threatened to withhold US funding for the organisation. Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for Trump to halt congressional E approved money for the group. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington Move
Mitt Romney catches backlash for impeachment vote
"There were two articles of impeachment against the president abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to a July phone call with the president of Ukraine and which president trump press the Ukrainian leader to investigate former vice president Joe Biden Democrats allege that trump withheld approved military aid to Ukraine as leverage for his own political gain then with help witnesses and evidence and later investigations president trump denied any wrongdoing well some of his Republican supporters agreed with Democrats that with the president did was wrong but said it didn't merit removal from office and yesterday he was acquitted on both counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress only one Republican this internet rami of Utah voting to convict the president for abuse of power here with us as we wait for the president's reaction and pure white has reporter I used to Roscoe Hey you show hello and NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey snow hi Kelsea hi there and I usually start with you Bill Clinton as we know apologized after he was acquitted he apologized to the country for and he said putting everyone through the process that is not expected today no not not at all in in the president did speak this morning at the national prayer breakfast and he talked about this and it may be given a preview of what he might say he talked about what the country have been put through a terrible ordeal by some quote very dishonest and corrupt people and he also said something to the effect of when they impeach you for nothing then he was saying are you supposed to like them basically but he's saying that he's impeached he was impeached for nothing so he's not acknowledging any wrongdoing on his part at all or or is that what the idea that he did anything and inappropriate he is not saying that Kelsey as I Asia said the president had a somewhat somber but jovial tone as well as that at this prayer breakfast as he said he was put through a terrible ordeal I'm in in many ways some folks are saying he kind of was refraining what happens that Republicans who voted to acquit they were not necessarily all of them doing that and saying that he was necessarily vindicated do you think we will see more of this tone in today's remarks well I mean we definitely expect that the president will continue this if he was feeling that way at a prayer breakfast which is typically a bi partisan non political events this event that he has more or less that called for the sick sole purpose of being political and partisan we expected to gold quite a bit further well you know his supporters might say he has every right he's very angry he feels he was unjustly put through this and we got another sense of the tone last night when the president retweeted a video denigrating Mitt Romney as we said that Romney was the only Republican to also vote for convicting the president on this video you know it's very insulting it calls him in a secret asset for Democrats and then president trump's son Donald Trump junior tweeted out a picture of that Romney in loose jeans it's called mom jeans and it has the P. word on it this vulgar slow for women that his father also used in the access Hollywood tape so I you know I Usha I'm just warning do you think we'll hear any of that kind of scorched language against Mitt Romney today I wouldn't think that scorched we as the president at some of his rallies he they do get he may get a bit raunchy but not I didn't I didn't mean there aren't you hardly you don't need royally because way in yeah I they yeah I think rami absolutely I I you can never say a hundred percent but I would be very surprised if he didn't at least make some type of a remark related to rhyme even if he doesn't name him when you look at the president's Twitter feed which is the way that we can look at and kind of get a sense of what he may be feeling when you look at what he tweeted after his acquittal you didn't get a lot of her rate I'm the best I'm the greatest but you did get like you pointed out that tweet about Romney and then you got another tweet this morning about if Romney had done more against former president Obama when he was running against him maybe he would have been president if you went after a bomb of the way he went after me so it does seem like this is very much at the the front of the president's mind right now the fact that Romney voted against them now Kelsey I you cover Congress I'm I mean do you think that Romney will get any credit for his vote from any Republicans the Republicans I talked to extensively yesterday more or less said that they were aware that out of senator on these feelings that they they weren't they knew that he would likely go a different way and none of them that I spoke to were really interested in holding it against him particularly it was very interesting talking to some of the folks in leadership who said that this was a vote about each individual conscience in each individual's beliefs and that there would be no holding it against him I sent a Tory leader Mitch McConnell did a press conference and he was asked repeatedly if Romney would be in the dog house or if there were any repercussions and he said that in the Senate the most important vote is your next vote and that he works well with Romney and he expects that he will continue to be a valuable valuable member of the Republican
Romney's vote surprised Trump impeachment team
"From NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm Audie Cornish and I'm very that was Kelly the impeachment trial of president Donald J. trump is over it is therefore ordered and a judge that the said Donald John trump be and he is hereby acquitted of the charges in said articles the Senate has voted to acquit Donald Trump the votes on two articles of impeachment came after two years of impassioned speeches from senators from both parties justifying their decisions acquit or convict and while most fell in line with their own party's position one broke away creating bipartisan opposition to the president NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey snow has been following it all from Capitol Hill she joins me now he kills hi there so it has been abundantly clear since before this trial began that Democrats were not going to have the sixty seven votes they needed to convict president trump what struck you as you watch this final historic day play out today was very somber very quiet the senators and all of their staff or just simply exhausted it was really interesting to me that the gallery of the public areas where people can come and sit and watch were as full as I have ever seen in my ten years up here in this was nearly a party line vote as he said and we knew what the outcome was but people are really interested and you know the person that we watch so closely through all of this was Mitt Romney of Utah and he went to the Senate floor earlier today and broke with his party on the first article of impeachment abuse of power and that really kind of set the energy back in play around here where there are protesters everywhere and it kind of give a break to the shuffling through of speeches that kind of brought us to the end of this trial thank you senator honest decision on that to vote on that one count against the president we were all watching for it it still was quite dramatic to to to watch him actually vote for it on the Senate floor just walk us through how he explained his vote well it was very dramatic because he is the first in order to vote to convict the president of their own party and he delivered this very emotional speech where he repeatedly tie this decision back to his religion I am profoundly religious my faith is at the heart of who I am and then he took a very long pause and composed himself and his voice broke several times when he was explaining that he took an oath before god and knew that making this judgment would be one of the most difficult he had ever faced but he said he was convinced that the president was guilty of what he was accused of and he did meet the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors he says he knows will be pilloried for it and he didn't see any other choice this is what he said I'm sure to hear abuse from the president and his supporters does anyone seriously believe that I would consent of these consequences other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before god demanded of me Kelsey is he hearing abuse what's been the reaction to mit Romney's decision well Donald Trump junior says he should be kicked out of the party but the Republican senators I talked to basically don't agree with that as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about this repeatedly after the vote today and he said he was surprised and disappointed buddy said rami still works with the party and there are no dog houses in the Senate but I will note that Romney was the first senator out of the chamber after he shook hands with his desk mate hi what about on the other side of the aisle there had been some suspense that maybe Democrats would cross party lines in particular three Democrats who represent states that president trump one in in twenty sixteen that that didn't happen it didn't happen they were all United and a senator Joe Manchin in particular of West Virginia was really lauded and and celebrated when they came to the Senate floor before the vote he had basically a receiving line of people coming to give him a hug it's important because president trump and no longer can claim that there was bipartisan opposition to his impeachment like that he could claim in the house yeah so impeachment the trial is over but is the Ukraine drama over on Capitol Hill it doesn't seem like that a Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's all in the rear view mirror but he doesn't control of the house and over in the house house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said a subpoena could be coming for former national security adviser John Bolton and they're still that book that Bolton has written and should be coming out shortly so there is still drama around impeachment even if the final votes are cast NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey smell speaking to us from Capitol Hill thank you Kelsey thank
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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman senators at president trump's impeachment trial will be able to submit written questions to house prosecutors and defense lawyers today trump's lawyers made their closing statements on Tuesday saying senators should a quick the president because there's no basis for the charges and bears Kelsey snow reports that may be a persuasive argument for some senators what really matters here is that any argument lands with that with the number of senators the president needs for acquittal because they just need something to hang their hats on and some a specific reason to point to why they're voting to acquit and I think the big job that the president's attorneys had here worst to give a very professional and direct opportunity for Republicans to find that one thing NPR's kills he's now it's unclear if the Senate will call witnesses for the trial in Georgia Republican congressman Doug Collins has announced he's running for the Senate that setting up a Republican battle as he is challenging the new senator who was just appointed by the state's governor from member station W. A. B. E. in Atlanta Emma heard has more governor brain can faced pressure to appoint Collins to the Senate seat last fall including from president Donald Trump can big nor that advice to appoint business woman and political outsider Kelly Leffler but Collins plans to try for the seat anyway he was asked on fox news this morning if that might increase the chances for a Democrat now we're not concerned about that at all I'm concerned about going to the people of Georgia there's only I've I've always run with three raises a minus Jordan Copeland camera those my three kids but the national Republican senatorial committee which has backed Leffler called the decision short sighted and selfish as it stands a special election will be held in November without party primaries but members of the Georgia state house are trying to change the rules and add a primary for NPR news I member hurt in Atlanta the federal reserve wraps up a two day policy meeting today in Washington DC and PR Scott Horsley reports the U. S. central bank is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged the fed cut interest rates three times last year now with unemployment at a fifty year low central bankers are unlikely to approve additional rate cuts unless the economy takes a turn for the worse lower rates of already helped revive the U. S. housing market and consumer spending remained strong trade tensions which weight on the economy for much of last year have eased somewhat president trump signed a preliminary trade pact with China this month and he set to sign updated trade deal with Mexico and Canada lackluster business investment continues to be a drag on the economy fed chairman drone pal is also likely be asked about potential economic damage from the corona virus outbreak that began in China Scott Horsley NPR news Washington on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average is up one hundred fifty five points at twenty eight thousand eight hundred seventy eight the nasdaq is up twenty five points it's at ninety two hundred ninety four you're listening to NPR it's eight oh four on cherry Glaser with KCRW news president trump scored a major victory at the US Supreme Court this week in his quest to reshape immigration policy a divided High Court sided with the administration allowing it to implement changes to the rules governing who's eligible for green card the decision has immigrants across southern California on easy and I'm sure about whether they're affected as KCRW's Benjamin golly the explains this ruling allows immigration officials to deny a permanent residency to immigrants who rely on public benefits things such as Medicare food stamps or public housing now while the rules only apply to new applicants there's mounting confusion in LA's immigrant population at large that's according to Daniel sharp with the central American resource center or cut assn which provides legal services to immigrants across southern California no question that community education is critical here sharks as most immigrants will not be affected by the new rules but even so he says he's seeing clients change their behavior the biggest impact that we've been concerned about immediately has been legal permanent residents were guests in rolling based on lack of information or fear that their impacted by this rule when in fact they're not the trump administration argues that some immigrants are an undue strain on the nation's social safety nets and acting deputy secretary of homeland security can Cuccinelli has accused judges in lower courts of partisanship on this issue each year about five hundred and fifty thousand people apply for a green card the federal government says more than two thirds of them will soon be subject to this new stricter review is your W. I'm Benjamin Gottlieb the Supreme Court ruling listen injunction that blocked the new guidelines from taking effect a number of lawsuits challenging the rules governing green card eligibility are making their way through the courts the gap between rich and poor in California is getting wider a new report finds the top ten percent of families are the wealthiest earned twelve times more than the bottom ten percent that's about double what it was in nineteen eighty ceremonies vice president of research at the public policy institute of California the nonpartisan think tank the release the data low income families are earning just twenty percent more today than they were in nineteen eighty top income families are earning sixty percent more than they were in nineteen eighty so that's where you can see it on a ship with the economy and the kind of where some of the games have accrued over time phone says the job market continues to favor more educated workers the median income went up thirty 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Warren of Massachusetts is on the line she is a member of the jury for president trump and one of the leading democratic candidates for president we are two days before a vote on trial witnesses and five before voting in Iowa senator walking the program thank you very much I'm delighted to be here I want to note that you would need for Republicans to join all the Democrats to get witnesses at this trial that vote appears to be coming up on Friday our correspondent is identified three Republicans who would be with you on this but are there for I don't know but the heat is sure on the Republicans right now you know the constitution requires that one articles of impeachment are delivered to the Senate the Senate has to hold trial and most people kind of think that means a fair trial and a fair trial means calling in the relevant witnesses in getting the relevant documents I've never heard of the trial we can't call in relevant witnesses and get relevant documents so yeah the heat has been on from the beginning but now when when trump's lawyers have said Hey there's no one here who has any direct knowledge of trump saying that he would condition aid to Ukraine on getting help and throwing dirt on his political rival and John Bolton's booked evidently says exactly that it gets even harder to keep out those witness well let's talk about that it's correct that according to The New York Times in this is been largely confirmed by both his lawyer the former national security adviser is written in the book about this and he has described conversations in which president trump linked military aid to those investigations so you want John Bolton but if it ends up being the Democrats get to call John Bolton but as part of the deal Republicans get to call hunter Biden are you going to say you know I don't like that but have at it that's that's so on the whole win for us look the way I see this this about a trial and and this is supposed to be about the relevant evidence yeah what the Republicans wanted it they want to try to distract everyone from Donald trump's wrongdoing but if they for a compromise on you senator you gonna say go for it at least to get John Bolton look at it they want to turn this into the shiny object of let's see if we can distract and put all the attention somewhere else this is serious trial in it is a trial about what the president did the people you bring in a trial or the ones who know something directly about what the president did have real evidence offer on now and I don't think that includes hunter Biden I think what that's about is just trying to distract and get people somewhere so you wouldn't approve that if that was offered to some kind of compromise you would I'm sorry for that I just don't think it's a compromise I think what it is it's a spell let's see if we can not make this trial about what the constitution requires it to be about and that is the president's high crimes and misdemeanors the people you bring in the documents you bring in are directly related to the fundamental question of what did the president know what did the president do and we need people who know that our question period begins today two days of questions from senators for the various prosecution and defense teams you have a question yeah I do and we're working on with other people trying to do some coordinating so it's not a lot of repetition but I think the fundamental question here is about the corruption think about what this this impeachment trial is really help you know who who lies right at the heart of it is an ambassador one ambassador who was a career ambassador of public service the other one who got his spot not because he had any qualifications but because he gave a million dollar contribution to the trump inaugural committee and trump himself is is the embodiment of this this fundamental corruption in Washington using our foreign aid as a country our foreign policy not to advance the interests of the United States not to help us fight against Russian aggression in Ukraine but to advance his own political interests center this is wrong Sir when asked about your campaign since you were last on this program you have given more details and modified your proposal on Medicare for all you originally said you endorsed Bernie Sanders plan to eliminate private health health insurance in in favor of Medicare for all and then late last year you added to that you called for a transition period where people would still have a choice did you change that because having no choice was so unpopular.
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"With NPR congressional correspondents Kelsey snow and sue Davis I Kelsey I want to turn to you and pick up this idea of the urgency both we've heard from house managers about why why there is such a sense of urgency in pushing through the impeachment trial because the the center of the case is about to the potential for foreign interference not just in the twenty sixteen election but in the twenty twenty election yeah and that's something that Republicans have basically dismissed or they'd it made actually to be more specific they tend to ignore that part of the argument and they say that it is inappropriate no matter what to be doing at this impeachment process and election year do you think she makes a really good point that not all of these arguments are going to land with every senator what really matters here is that any argument lands with it with the number of senators the president needs for acquittal because they just need something to hang their hats on and some of the specific reason to point to why they're voting to acquit and I think the big job that the president's attorneys had here worse to give a very professional and direct opportunity for Republicans to find that one thing I'm John Bolton of former national security adviser his name has been at the top of the list of witnesses the Democrats would like to call in these proceedings he inserted himself into the into that very debate although perhaps not intentionally he submitted as is protocol the manuscript of his upcoming book to the White House specifically to the National Security Council for for review before it's published of course I'm I'm talking about all of this because this manuscript was then leaked to The New York Times who reported exurbs which say that Bolton was concerned that the president himself relayed to him that he was going to make for you the US aid to Ukraine contingent of on the announcement of investigations into Democrats including his political rival Joe Biden sue how did the Bolton revelations and up changing the president's defense of it all well it matters because on the top line it undermines one of the pillars of the White House defense all along which is been no one that testified in house investigation had direct first hand knowledge of what the president was thinking or why he resumed his actions and this manuscript which allegedly we have not seen it and the White House disputes that we should make clear but in his many scribbled and says that he directly heard from the president speak to him and say he wanted to continue to withhold Ukrainian military aid this was a conversation in August until Ukraine agreed to conduct these investigations specifically into the Biden family that goes at the core of the very defense of the White House that has been putting up here that no one ever heard the president say that so it's important to remember to the Republicans have been pushing back on this idea that there shouldn't be evidence so there shouldn't be witnesses but historically and granted we don't have many opera the jewel impeachments to point to but in past impeachments including of judges in the Senate there have been witnesses called this idea that it would be outside the bounds of the norms is more a matter of spin than of historical record I would add that it's eight the different take care to is not just about having witnesses period but it when it comes to presidential impeachment there is a difference that the distinction that Republicans often because there were no live witnesses particularly during the Clinton impeachment and they're trying to avoid a situation where the Senate floor becomes a political circus more so than it may already have become and that is not at all Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell style to have the Senate floor become the ball the political and it's something that I think they are working at great pains to avoid but it clearly is landed because you have some Republicans saying well maybe we should pause and see what's in this manuscript with James Lankford a Republican from Oklahoma suggested that to some degree of support and you have other Republican senators saying Hey why doesn't John Bolton just put out a statement or give a media interview or clarify exactly what his book says he doesn't need a subpoena to clear it up with the Senate he could just tell right and Democrats don't like the idea much of of having the the manuscript from Bolton so plan to actual testimony from John Bolton himself as senator Chris Murphy during the break came out in front of the microphone spoke with reporters and here is what he had to say using some colorful language will will just give that now I.
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"To special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news let's go to Capitol Hill to and peers Kelsey snow who's been watching the proceedings from there Kelsey welcome or welcome back I should don't just tell us a little bit about what the atmosphere is there I mean what are the who were they house of pizza ministers managers talking to we've talked about the fact that they have more than one I guess they have the audience in the room and they have the audience in the so the larger public talk about how their pitching their argument to the people in that room either earlier in the day I think a lot of the conversation was about pitching it directly to senators they were you know ever returning to the scene that they have had about reminding them of the fact that the president did something by by not sending the aid to Ukraine that that senators and members of the house had voted to approve that he was subverting their wishes there was a lot of reminding them of that today and they did that a lot yesterday and I think now is we're coming into TV prime time is when we're seeing them shift gears to talking to the American public I think that's part of the reason we are hearing some repetition and Adam Schiff the lead a half the house manager has said before that we should expect repetition here because he's trying to build a full and fraud case though it doesn't seem to be working that well for Republicans we have heard from berasa about groundhog day and we also heard from Tim Scott of South Carolina who came down at around the same time and said that he thought Democrats were operating under the belief that if you say something often enough that it must be true and there's been a little bit of snow working back and forth from Republicans on that exact topic and speaking of sparking Kelsey I mean we've heard a lot of rules it's been reported that there a lot of rules about what the media can do with the senator Susan do what kinds of beverages they're allowed to have on the floor and things of that sort do they seem to be paying attention there is they're paying attention insofar as they have to pay attention that we open every single day with the the Senate sergeant at arms say that they have hear ye hear ye and saying they have to be silence on pain of imprisonment and so to some degree they do respect that but they're also making fun of it center Richard Burr brought its fidget spinners those little toys the for that film for little kids he brought those to the Senate Republican lunch today and pass them out so that the senators couldn't you know entertain themselves on the Senate floor so it's it's a little bit of seriousness in a little bit of you know the at not really taking the whole proceeding with the the amount of seriousness I guess Democrats would prefer I was gonna say it was going to ask you that is that sort of attempt to make light of it if I can call it that exclusively on the Republican side I mean is do you feel that there's some sort of a strategy at work here to imply that this is really not a matter to be taken seriously yes absolutely it is almost exclusively on the Republican side to kind of make light of the rules and to joke around we've seen some Democrats order milk but I don't think that that's necessarily a joke as much as they are getting hungry a Democrats by and large I'm taking notes and collecting all the printouts that the house Democrats are producing and eight the the level of attention I won't say is completely divided between Democrats and Republicans because there are some Republicans who were dutifully paying attention we've watched him in particular Lisa Makowski and Susan Collins to moderate to happen sit next to one another in the middle of the Senate floor taking turns taking notes and we've seen a number of other Republican senators jotting down thing to watch Ted Cruz make references through a Senate rule book back from time to time I'm trying to do to imagine what it looks like to have the Senate chamber full of of senators sitting at desks listening because every time that I've been up on the hill in whenever you have a a senator basically giving remarks on the floor they're speaking to an empty room and engine the idea of that room being full of people paying attention doesn't really it it does not ring with my that they are starting to ask for extra cushions for their seats because they've been in those seats for so long it's it's it's I've I'm told that they're not the most comfortable seat to the world we get customer service not that the this notion of that there's nothing to see here how does this square with what what town said you know nothing to see her just move along how does that square with continuing to vote down and dismiss any new witnesses well that's it precisely I read part of their plan here is they're saying that nothing new is here and that they don't see any argument for how new witnesses and evidence would actually bring them to any better or different understanding of what happened there they say that whatever whatever cats have presented so far is a picture of a president who as as some of them were saying as they came out at the dinner break that they are just seeing proof that the president was looking to root out corruption anywhere it might exist and that's why he was asking questions about breeze mind about Joe and hunter Biden was because he was looking to root out whatever corruption he could find and they they just do not see credible arguments coming from Democrats right now I've never white Democrats Democrats spent a big part of the day arguing that the president's interest in Greece Maya and Biden was conveniently timed to win Biden got into the presidential race and then when Biden in sort of head to head to the hypothetical polls was polling better than president trump when when Biden took up a certain amount of space in president trump's head of you heard in fact you heard in future manager Sylvia Garcia the Democrat from Texas a former judge is say over and over again that there was no discussion of corruption at all there was no over arching interest in corruption at all well and even in the conversation with ms Lewinsky the president didn't ask about corruption he asked about Biden and he asked about this conspiracy theory about the the the presidential election in twenty sixteen and and a server and and it is it is a fully defunct conspiracy what what we have you here what what else is the president doing while all this is going I'm going on I know that there's been a lot of attention to you know he went to Dallas to the World Economic Forum they're still manage to get a lot of tweeting in while he was there what else is he up to all all this is going on there has been a lot of tweeting as in like a record level of tweeting yesterday and and re tweets if you include those but you know the the other thing that he has been doing is the present in the White House are lining up next week it's just a block buster week of what you would call counter programming or a what more charitably my call the president doing president things up this whole you you have a binge when Netanyahu coming to the United States to meet with president trump you have the president teasing that he might unveil his Mideast peace plan early next week we also now know that he is planning to check a signed the U. S. Mexico Canada trade agreement so what it seems like they are lining up is as you know the the president's legal team making their arguments their defense probably not taking as much time as the Democrats and then going immediately into presidential counter programming in trump signing things and having ceremonies and and and looking presidential which which is a strategy of that you know Bill Clinton employed to which was to focus on the job and focus on policy president trump has not been quite so focused at all but he's also making a point of touching base with key constituencies almost that tomorrow for example there is the annual March for life for life I was to always you know a big event and the president as I understand is expected to attend in person yeah I know president has attended in person before other presidents have sent videos this is a a big change and you know this is president trump reaching out to evangelical Christians white evangelical Christians saying Hey remember me look at the Supreme Court look at these actions that I've taken as president he's really shoring up his base if you will and and in some ways taking a victory lap saying look at all the things I've done as president even as I've been under this cloud of investigation tell this time talk a little bit more if you what about them to meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has simple the problems of his of his own indeed indeed he does it's it's a it's a very interesting time in Israel for Netanyahu to be we were listening to tam Keith and the senators are now back in the hall and we are going to return to special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news that's the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Chief Justice Roberts senators and counsel for the president we have now been through the first two official we're hearing from represented I've found Deming's a Democrat from Florida either of those official acts got the president what he wanted help in his reelection campaign so we turn to another official AG to turn up the pressure even more withholding nearly four hundred million dollars a vital military assistance to Ukraine in exchange for the investigations with all the military assistance to Ukraine made the original abuse of our soliciting foreign foreign interference in our elections that much worse but it was also in and of itself and abuse of power and not only that it violated the law it was a legal the government accountability office a non partisan independent agency concluded that president trump's hold on the security assistance clearly violated the impoundment control act a law that Congress enacted to curb president Nixon's own abuse of power now president trump may not like it but once the law is passed resident cannot change that law without coming back to us the Congress and president trump did not just break the law he jeopardize our national security because you cranes national security is our national security how because a free and democratic Ukraine is a shield against Russian aggression in Europe that has been one of America's most important foreign policy and national security goals since World War two freedom liberty democracy dole's values keep us safe.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman NPR's learned more than twenty Saudi military trainees are being expelled from the U. S. this comes after a Saudi officer killed three sailors and wounded eight other people last month at the Pensacola Naval Air Station and peers Bobby Allen has more investigators found some of these trainees failed to report that shooter's extremism other Saudis are being kicked out for participating and anti US chat rooms and a number are being expelled for having viewed child **** defense secretary mark asper says he's ordered enhanced screening of all foreign military students and peers Bobby Allen reporting house speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to transmit articles of impeachment against president trump to the Senate this week and peers Kelsey snow reports below C. will also check in with other house Democrats hello this is probably going to go on Tuesday morning and go talk to all of the members of the democratic caucus she does this every single week and is this closed door meeting in this basement room in the capitol where the Democrats all get together and get on the same page for the week ahead and this is where we expect her to kind of tell her members how things are going to go and name who the people are from the house the house Democrats who are going to manage the impeachment trial in the Senate and over there there are general rules in the constitution but it really comes down to one vote on a set of rules that are currently being written by Republicans and are expected to be passed by Republicans to determine exactly how the trial will go.
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"House speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to transmit articles of impeachment against president trump to the Senate this week the president was impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his actions dealing with Ukraine NPR's Kelsey snow reports hello this is probably going to go on Tuesday morning and go talk to all of the members of the democratic caucus she does this every single week and is this closed door meeting in this basement room in the capitol where the Democrats all get together and get on the same page for the week ahead and this is where we expect her to kind of tell her members how things are going to go and name who the people are from the house the house Democrats who are going to manage the impeachment trial in the Senate and over there there are general rules in the constitution but it really comes down to one vote on a set of rules that are currently being written by Republicans and are expected to be passed by Republicans to determine exactly how the trial will go NPR's kill cease now the trial will cut into the campaign travel of those senators seeking the democratic nomination for president the Iowa caucuses are scheduled for February
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"FAA warned Boeing that approval wasn't guaranteed so what prompted the agency to act it's morning edition from NPR news so who really games when the secular family surrendered Purdue pharma I'm David dream and I'm Steve Inskeep an audit says before putting the company into bankruptcy the family put twelve billion dollars in their personal accounts our lawmakers in your brain fighting corruption and wider Georgia purge many homeless people from voter rolls it is Tuesday December seventeen this day in nineteen ninety two leaders of the U. S. Mexico and Canada signed the north American free trade agreement which is now being updated and rename the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Democrats are taking the next steps to bring articles of impeachment for a vote on the house floor later this week as an peers Kelsey snow reports a house committee will vote today to set rules for debate ahead of the vote Democrats are preparing for one more committee battle over impeachment the house rules committee is typically the last stop before a vote of the full house of representatives the committee is responsible for deciding how much time each side gets to debate most major things that come up for a vote in the house this time they're deciding how long Democrats and Republicans will have to make their final arguments ahead of a historic vote to impeach president trump Democrats say they want to give ample time to each side to reflect the gravity of the moment but they're also planning to keep the rules tightly managed to avoid moments of chaos and a vote that is expected to be deeply partisan Kelsey smell and PR news Washington the house is set to vote today on a government spending package of bills they find items important to.
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"The offer. They made of a billion dollar slush run for the president to implement his very wrong immigration policies calling something of slush fund isn't really a good starting point. But if Republicans got rid of that and went back to one point six billion, they might have somewhere to a lot of negotiations still to come. But I'm wondering how all this will shake out with the divided Washington. We have coming in January. Do you see the spending fight as as a crack in the relationship between Trump and his own party depends on how far the shutdown gets? If there is a shutdown. It could drive a serious wedge in the party. But we'll have to see. All right. That's NPR. Congressional reporter Kelsey snow on the hill. Thank you Kelsey. Thank you. We're here at all things considered are not afraid to ask. Why? For instance, why did a seemingly beige toothless pop hit from thirty six years ago. Get so much love in two thousand eighteen. A cover then a remix. And so many internet means we are not frightened by the thing that it has become we are only very curious. Rob her villa music critic for the ringer knows. He must do. What is right and help us understand the strange afterlife of Toto's Africa. Thank you very kindly for being here. Rod. Well, thank you. This is a great honor. This is the highlight of my career. I think okay. So Dombi corpse of this song comes back to life. The ban weezer covers it this year. It is all over rock radio stations. And then just last week pit bull dropped his version of the song called ocean to ocean. Why why I it's genuinely earnestly like a pretty wonderful thong,.
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"All right we are back i am still at the airport but now kelsey snow is in the studio instead of ryan hey kelsey hi there at studio magic i'm just like ryan and the exact same spot just different top all right so primaries last night pennsylvania idaho nebraska oregon some interesting results let's start with pennsylvania because we've spent so much time this year talking about all the women candidates particularly on the democratic side pennsylvania is a place it's entire congressional delegation is dudes right now it has never elected a woman senator or governor but kelsey a lot of women one last night a lot of women one last night and now the state will not be able to avoid electing a woman to congress because there is one of the races where two women are running against each other and as far and as far as we can tell it looks like democrats might pick up four people and they likely will be of women it's a it's a big step forward in that regard and it's part of a broader trend that we're seeing of women having a tie none of success in these early primaries and there are still a lot of women on the ballot in the months to come so this this doesn't look like this is the end of something it seems like we're kind of in the middle of a really big shift mar did you see anything last night that that caught your eye when it comes to turn out or republican versus democratic enthusiasm either in pennsylvania or the other states phone i think that in terms of turnout democrats can feel pretty good their numbers were strong in pennsylvania better than republicans strong in pennsylvania even know they did not have anybody competitive at the statewide level is something that democrats were cautioning all throughout like the ron right this was it we can't read too much into turn out in pennsylvania because of that right because casey wasn't being challenged the sitting democratic senator whereas lou bar leda you would've thought since it was a contested republican primary that would have gotten more republicans out and they didn't in that senate race democrat bob casey is running for a third term his opponent is going to be lou bar leda congressman one of the many pennsylvania congressman giving up his seat.