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"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

14:14 min | 1 year ago

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made his first public statement this morning on allegations by a former Senate staffer that she was sexually assaulted by him in the early nineteen nineties Lisa dejar Dan has the story and a warning this report contains graphic language I'm saying on the critically never never happened in his interview on MSNBC this morning Biden strongly denied the allegations that he sexually assaulted a congressional aide in nineteen ninety three when he was a senator and Judiciary Committee chairman Biden also said he would not malign his accuser women have a right to be heard and obtain the pressured rigorously investigate claims they make always a poll that principle but in the end in every case the truth is what matters in this case the truth is the claims are false the former Senate staffer Tara Reid says buying pushed her against the wall in a Capitol Hill office building reached under her skirt and penetrated her with his fingers here she is in a podcast interview with The New York Times it happened at once and that's what's so hard about telling the story he's talking to me and his hands were everywhere and everything happening at once very quickly that happen like an understatement this is different than her account last year when she told the union newspaper in Nevada that bind sometimes put his hand on her shoulders and stroked her neck she was one of eight women last year to report uncomfortable touching from Biden with her more recent public charge of assault to friends and her brother had said on the record that they remember read sharing details of it with them at different points San Luis Obispo California hello read also identified her mother as an anonymous caller on the Larry King Live show in nineteen ninety three who spoke of her daughter having problems with a prominent senator I fought my entire life to change to change the whole notion of the law and the cultural sexual or around the culture of sexual assault in his denial Biden cited his work and writing the landmark law on domestic violence the violence against women act the proudest accomplishment of my career and the it's on us campaign he led well vice president which encouraged men to be allies against sexual assault on college campuses it should be investigated bein called on the Senate secretary and the National Archives to try to locate any complaint against him by read as she claims she reported Biden says he does not know of any such complaint but no complaints made against me in terms of my Senate career in terms of my office in Manhattan's from Ron Lucas is an open book there's nothing for me to hide nothing at all but Biden maintained that other records from his time in the Senate now at the university of Delaware library do not contain personnel files and would remain sealed for the PBS newshour I'm Lisa Desjardins this evening former vice president Biden asked the secretary of the Senate to look for any records of complaints that existed during the time of miss reads a letter he asked the conclusion of that search being be made public and that brings us to the analysis of shields and Brooks that is syndicated columnist mark shields and New York times columnist David Brooks hello to both of you David let's start with these allegations against the former vice president and and his response to them today what do you make of all this well I think we should keep an open mind on one hand she made them contemporaneously she told people at the time that this happened and so that has some persuasive evidence to it on the other hand she said that she told three members of my staff including tech Kaufman is chief of staff and they do not remember any such conversation and they are convinced that if they had such a conversation would be seared into their memory and then I guess on the second point on the bottom side is that Biden is has many flaws have covered him for many years cruelty is not one of them do you realization is not one of them and so I think for a lot of his colleagues a lot of people who've just known him it seems uncharacteristic but that's not saying we should close the book on we should see if there is this complain you should see if there are other victims I guess most read is going to speak over the weekend and so I think it's important to hear out these allegations but not take them is pronunciation true mark what do you make of this semi Biden acknowledges that he has said in the past that the women are to be believed he has Judy and that is very much the position of the Democratic Party and that certainly was in the cabin I hearings the Supreme Court last fall I would say this first of all it was categorical it wasn't to the best of my recollection that kind of answer buy a Joe Biden was a categorical unequivocal then I'll let this ever happen and there was no attempt to trash the accuser or anything of the sort that yeah I thought he confronted it well if you had to if he didn't have any option and it I would this duty Washington and this is a pretty small town and on Capitol Hill where we spent a lot of time over the past forty five years you get the word circulates pretty quickly about who's Saturday grabby and whose congressmen leaving a lustful that women report is a women staff members ought not to be in the same elevator with a stay away from I have never and I don't know anyone else heard about Joe Biden in those terms that is not that is characteristically not Joe Biden it was somebody went home every night on the train to Wilmington I mean it wasn't a night life guy he wasn't a on the Tom Selleck I mean so it does sound you know on its face it's a hard sell but I I agree with David that we listen to the street and and what she has to say and in her interviews and it I don't really think at some point Joe Biden will have to get get ties some group to look at the changes in the Delaware university of Delaware it's on this if there's references to it I just think that's what is historic Karen Tumulty suggested you can watch him close column and I think it made a lot of sense do you think that those records will have to be opened up it David and in terms of what voters way do they I mean and given the multiple allegations against president trump how are voters to make sense of this well the fact that trump made a U. S. statement about this at all and attacked your line is like the winds that would spur of the year award I don't think it's gonna be up to voters I think this is up to Democrats and democratic delegates they're gonna have to decide if this is true and if they can nominate this person and so far as Nancy Pelosi says they're feeling very comfortable with it and all the Stacey Abrams and Kristen Gillibrand although a lot of Kamala Harris they're sticking by Joe so far and so I I I think it's really up to the delegates more than will be up to the voters mark you're very all right I do Judy I think it will be and if this confrontation they'll be in that in the Democratic Party I mean that that that will be it but I I think that Joe Biden comes into it with considerable credibility and that that the estimated wait wait but I I do think he has to be totally forthcoming on this I really don't let's turn to the to the pandemic the news are spent a lot of time tonight and last night and before that looking at David at the effect this has had on people's livelihoods we know some states are opening up but in other states it's not fast enough for people were saying these protests in California in Michigan yesterday were people carried guns actually into the state Senate chamber of the president's somehow encourage some of them is called today in a tweet he called some of them good people and how our governors to handle this under the circumstances well where this is from what I can sell let radical fringe elements are they completely do not represent the country the country is relatively United we're used to a divided country and America still divided about Donald Trump America's not divided about much else eighty nine percent of Republicans and eighty nine percent of Democrats like the federal aid packages seventy percent think that we're gonna need another H. packages something like eighty five percent of Americans think our stock or supporting the social distancing so America is United here and the governor's just need to do what they need to do for the economy but listen to fringe elements to storm them with guns and Confederate flags doesn't strike me as a very simple thing to do mark hello and how are governors to walk this this line on at this time when people really are hurting and many of them sincerely thank their states are wrong to extend these these shut down orders no you're you're right Judy but it just point to it a recent national survey of twenty two thousand people in all fifty states and by overwhelmingly American support in back him laying on the ground in front of iris by then governor sixty six percent of Americans say that their governor is doing it they put in the work that governors join only forty four percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing and handling their own is iris I'm sorry I I I think that the governors have enormous credibility hi in in the state of the Michigan I think that yeah governor whatever was at sixty three percent approval and Donald Trump is a thirty six percent approval so I think the president makes a serious mistake he should have learned from Charlottesville when he starts endorsing as good people folks who are carrying Heil what science and swastikas and brandishing assault weapons in the state capital with with purchase over their face I mean to me that is you know that that is a fringe group and that and I think you you're risking if you're Donald Trump not only some personal public hurt and in pain but also responsibility to sing David as we think about helping the folks who are on the front lines who are who are putting their frankly their lives their health at risk it's coming and it's becoming into the next big debate in the Congress and that's over help for state and local government that includes first responders it includes some months EMS workers and and other Democrats are saying this is crucial Republicans like leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate are saying you know look some of these states have not spent their money wisely why should we bail them out where where she where are you on on this debate at this stage we're gonna need to do more I think seventy percent of Americans thing so I certainly think so something on the order of four hundred billion dollars even just in the small business loans and so I I I think it's not stupid to take a pause for a week or two I don't think we know I want to make sure we spend that well we've got a lot of money out the door and maybe something worse ways but I think we've got enough the door which is the important thing but it's pausing to see what's working what's not working seems to me the better part of what was done here I'm focusing especially on young people a lot of people next fall a lot of young adults will be without without school and without jobs and this strikes me as the perfect moment to do an emergency national service program to employ a lot of young people maybe that was a hawk help with the effects of the pandemics the track and trace but these are the kind of screaming needs that are are out there in the country right now and I think it it's time right now to do something but figuring out exactly what can wait a week or two but I do think definitely more will be needed and and more and more federal money mark whether it's for national services David is describing or more aid for these for the state governments local governments of that are are really pinched right now they're very page Judy and Mitch McConnell talks about the blue state bailout if we want to be blunt about it again we're in the Gander states and the states that did get money from Washington Montel so Kentucky is right at the top a hundred and forty six billion dollars over the past four years by the Rockefeller institute at the same time those blue states those terrible blue states like New York sent a hundred sixteen billion dollars more to Washington than they've ever gotten back Massachusetts sent forty seven billion more so is said Connecticut seventy one I'm sorry your Jersey seventy one billion Connecticut all the blue states send more money if Mitch McConnell wants to stir every man for in person for himself then let's let's let those states keep their money in perfect shape of New York and extra hundred sixteen billion dollars when we have an idea I know it's quite in this country when we have a tidal wave hurricane we we the states we come together and that's what's happened in the states bear an enormous burden in our public services in the state in our country in our system and they've got to the Congress has to step up and provide the money huh this is this is a Republican Senate let it be noted to put a hundred and thirty five billion dollar tax cut in in the bailout bill to help small businesses and families the top one percent in order to qualify for it you have to.

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"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Reeled from the financial fallout where has all the federal recovery money gone the pandemic abroad how New Zealand was able to bring covert nineteen under control keeping the faith speaking with religious leaders during a time of shared fear thus the conspiracy theories that have followed covert nineteen and what can be done to stop this is the PBS news hour from W. ETA studios in Washington and in the west from the Walter Cronkite school of journalism at Arizona State University it is not a surprise but the demand for loans and grants for smaller businesses made available through the federal paycheck protection program remains extremely high even so as president trump touted the program today much of the distribution of that money has stirred up anger and as Lisa dejar Dan tells us the rollout of the program continues to have its share of troubles do you yesterday was the opening of a second round of applications for less money but it was marred by glitches delays and missed opportunities the first batch of funds was used up in just two weeks some of the money went to larger companies even though the intent was to help smaller and medium sized businesses we checked back with several business owners who were having trouble getting these lines through the paycheck protection program we want to find out if anything has changed I am Jennifer Myers Polidori and I am the owner of Myers of Keswick it is located in Greenwich Village in New York City it is a specialty British food store I did not get the loan in the first round and was told to fight again in the second round which I did on Friday my name is Justin Moore I am the general manager uncle Bobbie's coffee and books in Philadelphia we were one of the lucky ones that were able to get our applications and and approved during that first round of funding and we actually received our funds late last week my name is Chris and I have a small hair salon located in knowing Connecticut I have applied to three different lenders and it's my expectation is that I want it proves it maybe nobody will see my application but I'm giving it another shot my name is Greg had a cat our company is here in Houston Texas yes honey cut construction and design we applied for the first round and got nothing I feel like it's been kind of a mess and I think that leads to a little bit more anxiety for small business owners like me now that we receive the money what can we do with that that's really been our issue they say basically twenty five percent of the money you receive can go towards non payroll costs the problem with that is there's only a small list of categories that fall into that ran its utilities and interest on certain things what has been closed you know utilities maybe a hundred dollars for the next eight weeks because we're not using any of it but we have other bills like our insurance premiums our.

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:27 min | 1 year ago

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In unemployment claims we learned about today nearly three point three million people filed over the past week dwarfs all historical records in the United States many economists say that that number does not fully capture the true number of people who've been laid off or furloughed or out of work because they're losing their business we ask people today to share some of their stories in the real struggles they're facing right now here's just a sampling of what we heard my name is my name is Alice and Jackie my name is Argha Boutin or lock my name is not in the courtroom back meaning he's done well my name is Candace Rogers I'm a software engineer and I was laid off just a couple weeks ago I just in caps embarked on buying my first home and that had been almost a month before this happened so I think being a first time home buyers and trying to navigate unemployment at this moment is you know the most scary for me I'm not co owner here at the DC improv comedy club this has been horrific I had to lay off my staff of fifty on March sixteenth and it was just devastating you know they're hard workers their hourly workers they yeah they have families and we don't know how long we're gonna be closed and that's that uncertainty has been the worst part I've been working on the airport Logan airport originally I'm from Ethiopia can include thousand eleven I circuit G. nam US citizens I don't know any crew are in which you got to pay my rent I have two boys which is making me to warning to Moscow my mom's here my wife got a line up to so my thinking now is not on my side but for my tea I was a server and that legal seafoods and I king of Prussia mall I have a child with special needs I haven't taken my daughter outside yeah and because she's on verbal and I can't even fathom taking her to the hospital something like that would happen my name is lift driver we're being quoted it particularly difficult situation where we have to make a choice between going out there unprotected and losing our home music and arts Carlos are all day the things that might happen financially when you don't make your payments work as a housekeeper for eight years I'm a single mom and I have two kids I am really concerned about and scared about our health care I just want everybody to be safe and they are I hope that everybody will be meeting in the shelter in place because sound to control this virus because everybody wants to the end days because it's certainly I mean everybody's needing six saw get unsightly about what's happening because we don't know what would happen next and I really don't know when I'm gonna go back to work so hard to hear and there were so many more just like them so let's talk some more about that financial rescue plan what it does what it might be left to do we turn to someone with deep experience in economic policy he is Lawrence summers he served as secretary of the treasury under president Clinton and he was director of the national economic council during the Obama administration he's currently a professor of economics at Harvard University yesterday he joined a bipartisan group of thirty four former secretaries of the treasury federal reserve governors economic scholars who signed the statement making the case to officials that the best way to address the economic fallout of the corona virus was to first attend to the medical emergency Larry summers thank you so much for joining us it's so hard to hear these stories and I want to ask you first about these unemployment claims today three point three million people how much worse could this gap Julie the journey we're at war with this virus and you showed some of the casualties of that war and that's not all wars it's going to and soon there will be millions more people who will be filing for unemployment insurance and who will lose their jobs fortunately that two point two trillion dollars is directed at providing is big and broad a safety net as we can at this point that's a lot of money and it will do a lot of good but I'm sure it's not going to be the end of the things we do to keep our economy going and to maintain our our economic analysis and that's what I want is crucial in a war like this and that's what the letter I signed the first two is that we do it with a strategy to win as rapidly as possible and that means we can't abandon the war to World because if we do we'll lose any ground we gained and will have that much longer a struggle and that's why we're gonna have to see through this period until there's no progress that public health authorities tell us that we can land on on this current period of painful social isolation and we read we understand the letter directed at least in part to president trump who's been talking about opening up businesses soon it within weeks what it wherever the the virus stands at the same time targeting the virus but Larry summers let's talk about what more needs to be done there are people who are saying this relief is great in this two point two trillion dollar bill but it's only going to last we just her Lisa dejar Dan say eight weeks in some instances what is the most powerful thing that can be done in addition to this is it more cash directly to individuals is it is it real loans to small business what exactly is it all the above Judy I think the highest priority right now would be to add enough money for state and local governments for mayors to take care of their people that's the first priority second priority is we've got to be our wartime footing with respect to getting tasks with respect to getting protective equipment with respect to getting ventilators to take care of people and we need to spend whatever it takes we need to use whatever authorities the government has to deliver the resources so that we can target people get the assistance to the people who need it be secure in the knowledge that we're identifying the people who are victims and also recognizing the people for whom it is safe to go out and go back to work again make no mistake no matter how much money the federal reserve comments no matter how big a budget deficit we were on we cannot solve this problem until we can change the virus and that's why he careful strategic determined strategy of the kind that Dr fallacy is question is what we need but above all it all are and that's what we're in you have to be steadfast you have to be moving forward in a consistent direction and you not have you have to not change course every few days and that's why the president's talk about Easter about fifteen days is so potentially dangerous and destabilizing so it sounds like you're saying not enough money is being pushed in that direction right now for testing for research not enough a priority in that direction but I'm hearing you say yes we need a lot more money on the medical side at the same time we shore up individual people's lives when you hear mothers with children with special needs a man says I don't know if I can meet my rent this month people are hurting and and panicking in some instances right now this is probably the most profound test of American society since Pearl Harbor whether we.

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"lisa dejar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"lisa dejar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Rain is likely later on today especially this afternoon otherwise cloudy today with a high near forty six degrees right now forty one degrees summarizes at six fifty one the thousands it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king and I'm Steve Inskeep the White House employs about four thousand people it is fair to say they've been busy those staffers are traditionally led by the chief of staff who was also chief gatekeeper to the president at a time of turmoil in this country the chief of staff position is in transition NPR White House correspondent Tamera Keith has this profile of the incoming G. nearly three weeks after president trump announced via tweet that his acting chief of staff would be replaced by North Carolina congressman mark meadows meadows still hasn't technically started I'm still a member of Congress that was meadows yesterday walking out of a meeting where senators and trump administration officials had been negotiating the big financial rescue bell Lisa dejar Dan from the PBS newshour asked him about his status are you interim chief of staff now the White House well I'm I'm still a member of Congress Nick Mulvaney still the acting chief officer how do you qualify for your wife right doctors in eight says meadows plans to resign from Congress around the end of the month and is transitioning into the chief of staff job he's been at the White House in and out of meetings it's not clear yet how meadows intends to run the White House a notoriously difficult job even without a national crisis but those who know him say he may be better positioned to succeed than trump's first three chiefs of staff mark is a really good grasp of who the president is how the president operates J. secular one of president trump's attorneys worked with meadows on impeachment long before being named chief of staff meadows talked to the president all the time secular says trump trusts him I feel that he will avoid any kind of problem areas and he will not interfere with the president's operating style which is important trump and meadows got off to a rocky start just a couple of months into trump's presidency meadows in the rabble rousing house freedom caucus he led delivered trump an early defeat tonight the Republican plan to kill obamacare flatlining meadows was vocal about his opposition to the president's first try at repealing and replacing the affordable Care Act I am still on at this time I'm desperately trying to get to yes and I think the president knows that I told him that personally for meadows clashing with his party's leaders was familiar territory by that point in twenty fifteen used an obscure procedure to try to oust house speaker John Dehner house GOP whip Steve Scalise who was part of banners leadership team at the time now has nothing but praise for meadows you know mark's been in these positions where he'll call the president with a recommendation or an idea in the president's sometimes by taken sometimes might not but then they're able to move forward after that several people mention that meadows has relationships with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle something his predecessors lacked California Democrat ro Khanna worked with Matt it was on a war powers resolution that trump ultimately vetoed my hope is in a market that is not going to be a yes man and I he is someone who who will have the bility to to share her candid perspective with the president I know he has but another democratic congressman who's worked well with meadows Gerry Connolly from Virginia is sure the dynamic will be the same when meadows isn't eight rather than an outside confidants and cable TV defender of trump how do you now undertaken role that requires very different skills and a very different role if you do your job the country kind of depends on it and that's an open question one that will be answered as the country faces the largest public health and economic crisis in generations Keith NPR news this is NPR news and this is WNYC.

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"With Democrats Democrats want more for unemployment insurance over the next couple of days we'll see what happens fasting how fast it's moving as so you miss what's the reaction there all this well the president has been saying over and over again that he wants Americans to get cash fast now the White House been pushing Republicans on Capitol Hill Republican senators to get behind the idea of giving more than one check to Americans I want to walk through a little bit about the what the White House wants to see happen here in that some of this isn't enough on its not something they want to see two twelve hundred dollar checks two Americans one in April one in may right now they're still only has one twelve hundred dollar check as well as some other things the including five hundred dollars for every child L. L. for eligible Americans I don't think they do want three hundred billion dollars for small businesses it looks it like that made it into the bill so that's something that they agreed on the other thing the president said today he wanted to forbid executive bonuses and stock buybacks and that's something that the president has said he wants to do he said that if we have to help a company we don't want to then see CEOs get billions or millions of dollars in it in bonuses that's that's something that the president agrees on with Democrats there are progressives like Elizabeth Warren who say we don't want to see stock buy backs the other thing that's interesting days the president visited the headquarters of the month that's going to be it an agency that's going to be administering a lot of the help to states we saw governor after government today in states like Michigan Illinois South Dakota plead with the president for helping were specifically asking for medical equipment they're also asking whether or not the National Guard would be able to help them out so what we thought was a number of government a number of governors on the phone praising president trump saying he was doing a good job also saying we need a lot more from the federal government so it was so Lisa if you coming back to you I mean these ideas in the bill you're describing these are big ideas coming at breakneck speed how much is known about whether they'll actually work quickly I'll summarize where what people think here I think we'll be talking about this more on the show in coming days that idea of a check for Americans that is usually something that has a multiplier effect across the economy people buy things with it but the concern here Judy is that the economy is now shutting down what can people buy that check in this case Judy is really more targeted to help people buy necessities so that's something I think it can do and very quickly Lisa we heard in Williams report to members of Congress I have already been tested positive for the coronavirus others are self quarantining what do we know about measures being taken to protect the members of Congress and all the staff well I'll show you in the last day since the announcement of those two positive tests the house side of the capitol we've seen these signs go up on doors cleaning not required so that staff could places if they didn't want a special clean or if that was a room I believe where there wasn't a special concern that any of the members who have tested positive have gone too they have done a lot of cleaning around the side of the capitol in areas where they know those members had a strong interactions they've contacted all the members of Congress or staff that had interactions that they think make them vulnerable to the virus and in the house to shut down so that's a positive thing these numbers haven't been here since last week but they were here then as for the Senate there is rising concern our reporters we are keeping our distance as much as we can from senators only talk to them are there are fewer reporters here now but the biggest question Judy is how will the Senate and house continue to operate will they continue to have votes even into next week and there is a big push on both sides for remote voting senator McConnell's I reported has said no but I will tell you there's increasing interest in not on both sides members of the house especially tell me they don't want to return to the Congress they want to keep working but they don't want to come to this building if they can avoid it very interesting we know in some countries they have adjourned their parliament so we will watch that Lisa dejar Dan you Michelle sender thanks to you both thanks and now we turn to the U. S. military and defense community's role in the fight against covert nineteen late this afternoon I spoke with secretary of defense mark esper who was at the Pentagon secretary mark esper thank you very much for joining us let's start with covert nineteen we are told the military gearing up in a big way sending hospital ship one day each coast providing hospital beds on land providing masks and other material it's a lot is it going to be enough I think so Judy were putting out all of our efforts into this as you as you noted we're providing to the states manpower we're providing medical equipment and supplies yeah we are going to dispatch our hospital ships one on the east coast one on the west coast at we are it contributing to the effort through our military research labs where we are working mightily on both a vaccine and therapeutics so we're doing everything we can to help with this effort and to help protect the American people Mr secretary on the military ships our understanding is that they would be used to handle the overflow of seriously ill patients from hospital so that on land hospitals would would work with the co opened at nineteen patients is that right I thought the slightly right so the purpose of the ships of course are for more wartime use so they are geared to handle trauma patients so think of people with head injuries lacerations broken bones those types of things that based on how the ships are configured they're not built to handle patients with infectious disease so.

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"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"lisa dejar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Through this March we are trying to create faith in people's hearts they don't have to travel and have fear anymore the police will take strict action against the miscreants the riots erupted after months of protests against a citizenship law that excludes most phone refugees back in this country police in Milwaukee work to piece together the motive behind Wednesday's carnage at the Molson Coors brewing company investigators say fifty one year old employee at the site shot and killed five coworkers and then killed himself it's not yet clear if the gunman knew his victims federal officials have ordered the university of southern California today to make major changes in handling complaints of sexual abuse the U. S. education department found that USC failed for years to address allegations by hundreds of women against a former campus gynecologist Dr George Tyndall is now facing criminal charges of sexual abuse former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for a scam involving her children's books the veteran Democrat earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in for fraudulent sales of the books she pled guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion and new numbers show that more and more people in the U. S. are getting heavier and heavier the centers for disease control and prevention reports that forty two percent of Americans are obese that's a forty percent increase over the last twenty years nearly ten percent are severely obese ten times more than fifty years ago still to come on the newshour speaking with democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg with just days to go before he appears on the ballot when jihadist come home grappling with the return of former fighters and much more this is the PBS news hour from W. ETA studios in Washington and in the west from the Walter Cronkite school of journalism at Arizona State University now we turn to the race for the democratic presidential nomination our Lisa dejar de is in South Carolina and reports on the push to win over voters there before the stakes climb on super Tuesday the democratic marched with a nominee is now a multistate sprint started in South Carolina which votes Saturday and where billionaire businessman Tom starrer today focused on rural votes honestly this whole state couldn't have been nicer a new Monmouth university poll shows dire virtually tied for second place in the state with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders but both are well behind former vice president Joe Biden a potential Palmer told me why it's tire for her I think that John with his economic policies I feel like that he can actually also storming the bell meadows date today former south bend Indiana mayor Rudy judge but Biden is seen as the leader here stressing his health care vision as an extension of president Obama's I'm not suggesting we start from scratch or something new I'm running to protect it and to build on last night at a CNN town hall in Charleston senator Elizabeth Warren said she's ready to fight all the way to the convention even if someone else has more delegates as long as they want me to stay in this race I'm staying in this race that and I've done a lot of pinky promises out there so I got to stay in who was the the PAC is spending more time on the fourteen states that vote on super Tuesday receive news new to get out the vote each to his strongest supporters the young man on Tuesday super Tuesday you're gonna be voting here in North Carolina I'm here today to ask not only for your support but to ask you to bring out your friends and your family and your coworkers I'm asking you to help create the largest voter turnout in the history of the North Carolina primary a thousand miles away in the super Tuesday state of Texas former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is fighting the Sanders holes if you want somebody has the resources to beat trump that some may indeed a Bloomberg voter Rodney ship told news our heating Sanders ideas are unrealistic I get that win win win Bernie comes in says all these things that he's going to do given powers did not free healthcare and free college and I don't know all that is practical Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar held events in both north and South Carolina Thursday including a voting rights round table in Greensboro we should be making it easier to vote we should have national informs them time is getting short when the candidates still are many yes the situation down in South Carolina this morning I sat down in Houston with former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg as he was making his Texas swing today are wide ranging conversation delved into his campaign and his twelve year record as mayor but we begin with an urgent issue that is playing out as we speak the US government's response to the corona virus outbreak mayor Michael Bloomberg thank you very much for talking with us thank you for having me the corona virus rising concerns here in this category spreading rapidly around the world Japan closing down at schools you have been very critical of president trump you said he's buried his head in the sand he let go the entire team that was supposed to be working on this yesterday he named vice president pence to critics say doesn't have particular expertise in this area to oversee the Everton but my question to you is somebody who knows something about it as you said it as mayor is would you appoint a czar to oversee the coronavirus response if you were present no I would have is are in place all the time to address issues like this you can't just bring in somebody the vice president those I've met him once nice guy when I met him we shook hands that's the only time I've ever met him but he was one of those people that said smoking has nothing to do with cancer we just does not have the knowledge to do this job and what I did in New York City is I had a person in the whole department that was there to address issues like swine flu and the but there after nine eleven when people work yeah breathing that air a lot of come down with cancer a whole bunch of things and hurricane sandy he these are things you don't just all of a sudden respond to you put people in place you practice you have plans of what do you do if this happens or that happens your chest out your strategies communications for example or what do you do with people with special needs or let's say seniors on a home how do you evacuate them it's just the it's the wrong ways to go about it now he dismissed as you point out all the people that were there before I think the numbers are sixteen hundred scientists have left the administration since he came into office there's nobody there the congressional Democrats are now asking for eight and a half billion dollars to deal with this administration said two billion what's the right now we shouldn't be arguing about the M. mount the issue is what do you want to do I can tell you what the number is if you tell me what you want to put in place what people which agencies are going to run it how they gonna respond and then you look to see what the cost is and it's the health of America so whatever the number is that you need to do it that's the number you have to come up with but we go about these things backwards were arguing about money when we should be arguing about how you save lives no question is very serious and when asked about the campaign I think the general consensus is with all due respect you did better in the second debate the way I there is a dog I joked about I was afraid they would be afraid of the debating me because I did so well in the first one hundred where you feel prepared for those questions in the first no I certainly knew what we were talking about but what I was prepared for is to discuss an issue to tell you what what we should do and what my knowledge is and how it what I would be able to do it and I get there and it was my first debate and instead it turned right of that it turns out it's who can yell at each other and.

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"The trump administration is asking Congress for enough money to deal with the outbreak Lisa dejar Dan joins me now in the studio so hello Lisa I have a lot to unpack here so the day started out there was a briefing for U. S. senators and it was a briefing for reporters you were on that call it all added up to a rising sense of concern about what's going on and then you have the essentially the centers for disease control saying it's not whether this virus is going to spread its winds so put it together it's astounding those are the exact words we heard from CDC and HHS officials that now they are ready to say it is not a question of if but it is a question of when the virus was spread here and how severely it will impact Americans in this country so what we heard from them today is an idea called saying the pandemic has not arrived here but a call for Americans to pay attention and to start preparing as if a pandemic could arrive we don't know where we don't know which cities some cities may be harder hit than others and we don't know how long it would be but this is a call for community preparation and we heard this a few is astounding sort of preparation advisories from the CDC look at this is something that they're advising all of us to start considering that we need to raise our own level of hygiene including kind of washing our spaces washing our hands covering our mouths and noses and coughs and sneeze but also this Judy that they think Americans should now start considering in the long term options if they need to work from home or options if schools or childcare facilities close why did they change as Weisz's level concern higher they say because they're seeing how this is spreading in other countries it is not spreading here now but they say that this disease is spreading in a way that they believe make it now not just likely but almost inevitable that it will come here so this is going to get everybody's attention that's right thing but so this is a this is a briefing by one set of officials other administration officials somewhat different tone what what's going on these early in the day brief fans kind of raised alarm bells at the con Capitol Hill and elsewhere then later in the day we had health and Human Services officials sort of have a sort of more sober tone say listen we just want people to be prepared I want to play a sound bite from that later in the day brief and see if you can hear the difference in town I think to help Americans frame what to expect it's helpful to think about a bad flu year the idea of exactly what that will look like in the United States is hard to say and of course the images we've been seeing from from China from who they province are are quite different from what we would expect in the U. S. context any public health workers this is a tricky moment they don't want anyone to panic they do want people to prepare but they are raising the alarm level so I think that's why you saw these two different tones wanting to make Americans aware of a raise concern and then dialing it down a little to make sure they don't go too far make sure that the people don't panic yes in fact so meanwhile separately from all this you have now what is appears to be a conflict between some members of Congress and the White House the administration over how much money is going to be needed to deal with what may come that's right the president has a question two point five billion dollars it's essentially an authorized funds we're gonna talk to the breakdown of that money because it's important but he's also saying he's expressing confidence in where the U. S. is right now which is different than what many senators felt after they exited their brazenness specially democratic senators let's play a sound bite from president trump in the last day when he was in India and then from democratic senator about how they see things are going it's very simple and.

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02:27 min | 1 year ago

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"The US house intelligence committee today formally accuses president trump of abusing his power to pressure a foreign government for his personal political gain as Lisa dejar now reports it marks the official launch of the next phase of impeachment proceedings for intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff a turning point this is not about Ukraine this is about our democracy this is about our national security this is about where the American people have a right to expect that the president I space is going to act in their interest after two months of public and closed door hearings investigating president trump shift and democratic staff released a three hundred page report laying the groundwork for Democrats moves toward impeachment it charges that Mr trump solicited the interference of a foreign government Ukraine to benefit his reelection by withholding military aid and other things including a White House meeting until Ukraine agreed to political investigations the report accuses the president of obstructing Congress by ordering witnesses not to testify in the probe and it states the president publicly attacked and intimidated congressional witnesses which the report says is a federal crime in their own one hundred and ten page report released last night Republicans call the impeachment inquiry an orchestrated campaign to end our political system they said president trump showed genuine and reasonable skepticism about corruption in Ukraine and that withholding aid was entirely prudent that language echoed that of Mr trump himself at a NATO summit in London sitting next to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau Mr trump raged against the Democrats I think it's a disgrace I have a great should be ashamed of themselves if you look at impeachment the word impeachment there was nothing wrong nothing done wrong the president has also pushed a theory that Ukraine metal in the twenty sixteen election claim debunked by the US intelligence community as recently as today undersecretary of state David Hale was asked about alleged Ukrainian interference at a hearing before the Senate foreign relations committee was the crime was a difference in our twenty sixteen election hoax no are you aware of any evidence that Ukraine interfered in the twenty sixteen US election I'm not but some Senate Republicans have not been so unequivocal their articles.

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07:35 min | 1 year ago

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"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii has forcefully entered the fray over impeachment he wrote to the U. S. house foreign affairs committee today rejecting demands for testimony and documents in the letter Pompeii accuse Democrats of trying to quote intimidate and bully state department employees he warned that he will not tolerate such tactics in turn Democrats insisted on full compliance they are investigating whether president trump pressure Ukraine's leader for help with his reelection in return for military aid in Kiev today Ukraine's president again denied he would ever go along with that. that issue yeah I would like to say that I do not feel any pressure there are many people both in the west end in Ukraine who would like to have influence on me but I am president of Ukraine president of an independent country and I think that the steps I took so far proved that I cannot be influenced to help bring down these latest developments our congressional correspondent Lisa dejar de and our White House correspondent Michel center are here hello to both of you another very busy day give me just let me start with you the Democrats charging of full speed ahead with this impeachment enquiring what are you learning about how the administration is preparing and responding. St Pompeii of letter it's really a key part of that he is now saying that he thinks that the the Democrats are making it and feasible for these depositions or because they're going so quickly nothing that state department officials feel bullied I want to point out some things that are in the letter I'm the first is that he says depositions essentially need to be slow down because his department officials need to have time to find their counsel and to be able to know exactly what these depositions are going to be about he also said the trump administration officials and their lawyers need to be included in these depositions because there might be executive privilege issues that we've seen the White House stop a lot of a lot of people from saying things that they think our executive privilege and Democrats to force it said that that's not exactly the right way to go about things he also says that he is still going to be intending to comply with the subpoena or at least looking intending to comply with the subpoena to stick have documents I'm turned over to Congress by Friday so there are some people who are seen as the hard no from secretary pumping out I was reaching out to the state department is saying is that the hard now and I haven't gotten an answer yet so it leads me to think that secretary Pompey was saying Hey we these are not we're not going like this right but I'm also going to provide people and have these depositions that we know there some scheduled already this month and Lisa it is a strongly worded letter from the secretary of state what are Democrats doing in response well we had some developments in just the last hour I've been told by my sources on the house intelligence committee that in fact one different deposition at least has been delayed now that's a deposition of the former Ukraine ambassador Marie in bondage I she is still currently a state department official but we're told that she is scheduling now for her deposition for it next week the other deposition for this week of note was Kurt Volker here's the former envoy to Ukraine who left that office and left the state department last week he's no longer with the state department that is going ahead as scheduled for Thursday so what we're seeing here is both sides I think feeling each other out but in general Democrats think that this is a sign that the daily trump administration is going to. blocking every chance they get they had a strongly worded letter of their own three committee chairmen involved wrote this let's show you they said secretary Pompeii is now a fact witness in the house impeachment inquiry because he was on the phone call to begin with he should immediately cease intimidating department witnesses in order to protect himself and the president they go on any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry they're saying if they obstruct that itself could be impeachable so that's the Democrats what about the Republicans is the presidents and their party how are they handling there's something new happening I think with a few Senate offices in a few senators well most Republican senators are defending the the president in general right now there's a lack of comfort when it comes to the whistle blower and the president's statement yesterday and over the past few days that he is looking for the whistle blower we saw from a key Republican today Chuck Grassley of Iowa we sent out this statement look at this wrote this person the whistle blower appears to have followed the whistleblower protection laws and ought to be heard out and protected Presley never name the president but he seemed to be pushing back at both the president and Democrats and say I think this was a bore is credible and that's a very significant talking to Republicans behind the scenes they're not comfortable with how he's handling the whistleblower also you separately getting down the road if we have a Senate trial on the impeachment that could put some Republicans those moderate Republicans who are up for reelection next year in a very uncomfortable position they are already reading up getting background materials preparing for if they have to take that vote so you may wish that can't make the White House very happy that there are some Republicans who are has a tenant and more about all this house the White House dealing with that among Republicans and and and what is the administration doing about this this ongoing enquiring the White House points to the president's poll numbers first off. and says he still it has a record high numbers or at least very high numbers when Republican voters we sent a sales help me even if the president's even there some Republican lawmakers who are criticizing the preservation I like in the way they talk about the with the blower and voters are still with him they also say that the president acting within its right they feel as though the present has been falsely accused and it's and rightfully so that he would be angry and want to face his accuser now the federal law is very clear about this the whistle blower is supposed to be remain anonymous and that person's also listed in both both both to not be retaliated against so you have there is the White House pushing back but also federal law being a very hardline there also thing I also think I want to point out is that Rudy guiliani he's been a central figure in all this he has now hired his own lawyer I'm I was texting with him tonight I want to read what he told me I first asked him are you gonna be complying with the subpoenas issued by house Democrats he will back one word studying and then said well what do you make of all of this and he said they're trying to interfere with his ability that would be president trump's ability to govern and to defend himself so essentially what you have is the president's lawyer blurring up but also still defending the president. fascinating yeah I think we're seeing right now a document wore them very likely in a house Democrats think this is going to lead to a court battle in in it in addition to a potential impeachment battle in the house in all this as Democrats say they want to do this as quickly as possible this may be fighting that will courts force the trump administration to produce documents and testimony that is the question they might also they might possibly also try to say that this fall executive privilege and that's been something that they've tried to use in the past sometimes successfully sometimes not house Democrats are really so that their inventing the way that they use some of these privilege issues but the White House is pretty clear they think that those of a lease on firm legal ground here documents and the courts unprecedented unprecedented in every way less of a shut down in the south and thank you both thanks. in the day's other news a mass March.

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04:09 min | 2 years ago

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"Coercion and cover up that is what the newly released whistle blower complaint alleges the complaint says the president trump pressure the Ukrainian leader to investigate his democratic rival Joe Biden and his son according to the whistle blower White House officials then tried to cover it up the complaint was released just moments before acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire testified today before the Congress in Russia correspondent Lisa dejar de has more. at the White House and Capitol another day centered on another explosive document this morning the house intelligence committee released the full text of the original whistleblower complaint that alleges president trump pressured a foreign country Ukraine to investigate one of the president's main domestic political rivals Joe Biden all part of a phone call with the Ukrainian president in July the whistle blower author wrote that they did not witness the calls but multiple officials recounted the fax to them the nine page complaint larges other serious charges that senior White House officials intervenes to lock down all records of the Ukraine phone call including moving the transcript from its usual server two one four classified or sensitive information the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god. that release happened minutes before a much awaited hearing about the complaint will reflect our hearing with a new sense of gravity from Democrats the present United States has betrayed his oath of office Republicans and the Democrats mania to overturn the two thousand sixteen elections everything they touch gets hopelessly politicized and the acting chief of U. S. intelligence I believe that everything here in this matter is totally unprecedented Joseph Maguire who became director of national intelligence just last month explained why he did not forward the whistle blower complaint about the president to Congress as the law indicates he wasn't sure it was an intelligence matter and moreover the White House said the call was privileged we consulted with the White House counsel's office and we're advised that much of the information the complaint was in fact subject to executive privilege. which I do not have the authority to waive I'm just asking about the sequencing here did you first go to the White House the Finnish Armen whether you should provided a complaint to Congress no Sir that was not the question the question was whether or not it has executive privilege not whether or not I should send it on to Congress McGuire said he is not political or partisan but made it clear he saw this as a difficult situation he for the complaint he said in charge of criminal wrongdoing to the justice department. Democrats question that if the president's own DOJ was a reliable arbiter if your office or the inspector general is not able to investigate then who is able to investigate although it did not come to the committee the complaint was referred to the judicial department for criminal investigation this was not swept under the rug another question who knew about the complaint to discuss this subject this was aboard a plane with the president my conversation no matter what the subject is with the president of the United States is privileged conversation between the director of national intelligence and the president Maguire did say the White House never ordered him to withhold information Republicans fired back at Democrats accusing them of political warfare and I want to congratulate the Democrats on the roll out of there latest information warfare operation against the president. and their extraordinary ability to once again enlist the mainstream media in their campaign John Radcliffe of taxes insisted president trump did nothing wrong the United States is allowed to solicit help from a foreign government in an ongoing criminal investigation which is exactly what president drop from did in that conversation the president's strongest defender was himself he spoke to reporters in Washington after returning from the U. N. yes there.

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

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"His upcoming sixteen hour film. on one stays for the first time the top ten democratic presidential candidates according to opinion polls squared off in Houston last night over almost three hours they underlined their own cases for why they should be the party's twenty twenty nominee Lisa dejar de was there and has this report. good evening and welcome to you soon it was the longest debate yet allowing for deeper discussion of the policy device starting with healthcare former vice president Joe Biden touted his idea to let more Americans opt into Medicare and charged that universal health care plans from Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren simply cost too much my plan for health care costs a lot of money it costs seven hundred twelve forty billion dollars it doesn't cost thirty trillion dollars so as far as my distinguished friend. center on my left is not has not indicate how she pays for and the center has in fact come forward and said how he's going to pay for but he gets about halfway there the answer is on Medicare for all costs are going to go up for wealthier individuals and costs are going to go up for giant corporations but for hard working families across this country costs are going to go down and that's how it should work Sanders who first proposed Medicare for all was in his element let us be clear Joel. states of America we are spending twice as much per capital on healthcare is the Canadians or any other major country on earth this American. I don't want to pay twice as much as other countries what people want is cost effective health care Medicare for all will save the average American substantial sums of money on his or her health care the tone turned more aggressive after Biden said this about his plan to automatically enroll some people into Medicare if you want Medicare if you lose the job from your insurance come from your employer you automatically can buy into this Biden's words were complicated and former housing secretary who we on Castro who would enroll everyone into Medicare question Biden's consistency the difference between what I support what you support vice president Biden is it you require them to opt in and I would not require them to opt in they would automatically be enrolled they wouldn't have to buy your. I have to buy you just.

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02:31 min | 2 years ago

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"On the newshour preventing gun violence and debating impeachment members of Congress return to Washington sniffing out danger rats finder calling in the detection of land mines and much more. with the August recess now over members of Congress scramble today to prioritize their agenda items as capital hill correspondent Lisa dejar de reports there is a lot to choose from I think we can both agree that their first full day back from summer break house Democrats wanted to talk guns and gun violence holding a form on the issue we'll fight on every front in the courts in the Congress and the court of public opinion to make sure this issue is too hot to handle for the GOP to block we're not taking no for an answer for speaker Pelosi is particularly touting a bill the house already passed to expand background checks to include most private gun sales that idea has gained new attention after last month's mass shooting in Odessa Texas officials say seven people there were killed by a man who failed a background check but got a gun later through a private sale where no background check was required. that violence along with the tax in el Paso and Dayton Ohio led to forty deaths last month and all of that is leading Democrats to pressure the Senate to vote on more background checks Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer the debate on gun safety should be our first order of business and the place to start the debate. is a vote on the house passed bipartisan background checks bill but in the Senate one vote matters most that of Republican leader Mitch McConnell who has said for a gun bill to get a vote the president must back at first we do in fact await word from the White House about what the president is willing to sign this despite polls showing nationwide overwhelming support for increased background checks and NVR PBS newshour Marista survey out today shows that eighty three percent of Americans support laws requiring background checks for gun show purchases and private sales this puts enormous pressure on vulnerable Republican senators up for reelection next year like Susan Collins of Maine our.

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02:10 min | 4 years ago

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"Want this done we wanted to down and again the game didn't end on friday we stuck at halftime and on monday and i'm intention middleton absence was setbacks speaker ryan said obama care cannot stay as it is but as for exactly how republicans do that i'm not gonna but a timeline on it because this is to important to tend to to not get right and to put artificial time on on your ryan acknowledged timing does matter in one way that inserts if you will have to make decisions soon and they said joins us now from the capital so lay so let's more in a little on the said change of a hard about whether they're going to go back to healthcare are not the president and others were saying friday now now it sounds like is you reported they're saying we are going to move ahead is everybody on board all the republicans on board with us they can and it's so we're near conference meeting today julian all sounding very you know by with the issue is their hearts specifics there's not a plan and assign issue duty is some republicans in says that this future health care motion whenever be com's should be republican only alters the moderates want to work with democrats and wanna craft it compromise bill across the isles and we heard president trump and saw him tweet about reaching out to democrats over the weekend they have now sort out with they want to do and they d i can't stress enough how i'm wrong the emotions are for republicans here on the hill today and this is a group that used to be the involved counting grew they used to operate intangibles that now they're talking about intangibles like hope and promises and they don't yet have a plan and so quickly lisa what is the counter look like what is it look like they can realistically do well if they're gonna tackle tax a four man gonna get right to it because they want to try and get that done before the august recessed not could be very complicated even more complicated now given the dynamics after the healthcare lack of the vote and judy actually in just one line we've got a major down line that's for government funding paypal twenty eight and talking about like and stayed made meant they need democrats help on that alright lisa dejar down at the capitals thank you.

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02:07 min | 4 years ago

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"The congressional budget offices out tonight with its analysis of the republican healthcare bill it includes the non partisan agencies best estimates on cost coverage and other issues are lisa dejar now has been looking at the numbers and she joins me now lisa now what's the headline are several but let's start with a very big one what will this mean for health insurance coverage for americans congressional budget opposite that the numbers and found at this republican bill in just the first year next year when mean sound fourteen million americans with a who have insurance now would not happen the ranks in the an injured when go out and they will continue to go up next year that's because judy they say the mandate and so people would shoes no longer to have coverage because there's no mandate penalty now that's chance in twenty twenty four where we seeing out another twenty four million americans are total twenty four million americans over now on insurance and him grow is because on the medicaid changes largely medicate cuts and you're telling me that members of congress and is the white house in others of our given commenting on that's right we have very quick reaction from congressional democrats let's start with house minority leaders nancy policy the cb oh has reported that the republican built pushes twenty four million people out of health care after off of health coverage this is a remarkable figure it speaks so eloquently to the cruelty of the bill but that the speaker call an active mercy i don't know what he thinks is inactive mercy to all the people who will lose coverage and you know republicans didn't waste time gator the white house new health and human services secretary tom price spoke he thinks the it's cb oh numbers on coverage are wrong it basically says that that that will be right back at pre obama care status with with with about forty million people on the short in this country we believe that the plan that we where putting in place is going to insure more individuals then currently aren't short so we think that with it let the cbs simply has around so lisa cabo off congressional budget office also look at what's going to happen.

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02:11 min | 4 years ago

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"About issues in concerns of both of them but they are hoping that they can put this to rest john yang at the white house with thank you and at the other end of pennsylvania avenue are lisa dejar dan joins us for the latest from capitol hill so lisa we heard a little bit about this already in johns report what are you picking up there how are that especially the leadership on him both parties how are they reacting the white house may want to put this arrest but there's no signs in that happen in the capital yeah judy there to cam's especially among santa republican that's the plays to watch some like cena leader mitch mcconnell say condition all be folded into an ongoing investigation already underway like this and intelligence can maybe that's holder russian how again and russian manipulation of the elections we know that real include now questions about in general for an but that's all in private judy under center republican say this needs to have more light of day they want public hearings including a public hearing with jungle flank at the deadline for center republicans right now meanwhile some other republican say the real investigation appear should be into the leaks not into mr flynn these are all issues swirling right now and lisa what about the democrats right the democrats came out strong today as john imported jump schumer asking for this independent investigation his folks told me that could including half be i investigation underway but only new attorney general just sessions refuses himself that as a critical point for democrats also at the same time they're asking questions about house intelligence chairman devin at noon as he's generally been support i'm general flynn says of him made the decision to resign he's not investigating some point out that mr nunez was himself on the trump transition team i asked him about that are says office about that they say he will fall although leads that he can new on democrats also eager to point out that another national security issue i wrote was with republicans min past couple of years when they investigated hillary clinton i democrat and they see this is something somewhat hypocritical lisa dejar down so much of to follow thank you very much in.

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02:06 min | 4 years ago

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"So much return out of congress republican members of the house in senator in philadelphia today are there any what we're treat it trying to outline in a vicious agenda to accomplish in the next two hundred days and setting the tone for how they will work with president trump and his administration are lisa dejar down has been there alisa first off and that we lot off tonight's program with the announcements behind the president today having to do a cracking down an illegal immigration course one big element of that is the border wall we know members of congress especially the republicans are looking at how to pay for that and they come up with and answer there is some news is is not defended yet but a planned seemed to be emerging house speaker paul ryan told allard are public games today the day shouldn't consider possibly a supplemental spending down and be a separate spending they'll demoted just to homeland security and maybe some military spending now county i hear that requests needs this don't come from the president but this looks like the mechanism the questions about that bill are of course what's in it probably a border while probably all those new border or an customs instead the president wants we don't i'm a price tag at also no clear way how they would pay for it led the idea seems to be to get that spending bill off the ground and maybe a pass with the next two months now lacy then reminding answer public and so in congress tackling in number of complicated issues that what to do about them taxes health care they've been divided among themselves over what to do now that they're getting closer to the many gritty working out the details on a coming in closer together with two agreement i spoke to so many republicans today today and there is certainly i will but the way is not cleary i'm many of these issues there are still major divide over a big things like medicaid and also over some clear just issues a process.

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02:20 min | 5 years ago

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"To women you ever and on those and then have respect to many and i will tell you know i have not in florida today trump insisted he has added and say his accusers are lining and will release it at quote the appropriate time meanwhile he expanded his counter attack list beyond the clintons i said essential it corrupt it the director of the this is a conspiracy against do the american people and we had not lad this happen or continue in new hampshire first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned responds to be on precedent it campaign drama in this election and we have a cannon add for president of the united states who over the course of his life time in the course of the campaign has said things amount women that are so shocked so demeaning accidentally will not repeat anything here today actual misses obama said trump represent pumping his frightening and i can't believe that i'm saying that a candidate for president of the united states has bragged about sexually assaulting women and i have to tell you that i can't thinking about this it is shaikin me to my for in a way that i could have predicted hillary clinton did not have public events today as he travel to california for fundraisers prince and was in the headlines though as wickey weeks released another two thousand emails purported to be from the account of her campaign chairman john canasta this latest match included words said to be from an advisor who wrote that apologies are clemson's achilles heel with just weeks to go with the presidential race is not a bad all over its candidate strength more than ever and ugly fight over their weaknesses for the people yes news our i'm lisa dejar down in the days other news the us carried out retaliate torrey strikes against rebels yeah mine after they fired in american ships earlier this week that missiles wants this morning from the destroy or the uss smith's up get three radar sites along the red sea coast the pentagon spokesman said president obama authorized.

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