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Murkowski's 'Courage' in Splitting with McConnell 'Could Be Contagious'

Morning Edition

04:15 min | 7 months ago

Murkowski's 'Courage' in Splitting with McConnell 'Could Be Contagious'

"There there has has been been a a small small crack crack in in an an otherwise otherwise unified unified stance stance the the Republicans Republicans have have been been taking taking about about president president trump's trump's impeachment impeachment trial trial Republican Republican senator senator Lisa Lisa Murkowski Murkowski of Alaska spoke to local TV station KTVU years she said when she heard the Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to coordinate with the White House she was quote disturbed Makowski spoke about ascenders duty to be an impartial juror to me it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense Liz Ruskin of Alaska public media has covered center McAlister you for years and joins us from anchorage this morning was thanks for being here hi good morning so does this sound like the the Makowski you know yeah absolutely it does and I think that it's really just in her nature to be a centrist to seek middle ground like this and also you'll note that she's criticizing leader McConnell on process and that is very important to her sticking to procedure and tradition that's that's how she rolls well I mean anyone hearing this is probably going to get a jump to the question of how she might vote in terms of whether or not to remove president trump or or are you getting any indication of that from this I'm I know and I would think it's a it's a mistake to read too much into this criticism she's also been critical of house speaker Pelosi is handling impeachment and she's criticized our house Democrats on their process nearly to the point of saying that they've got a weak case it if we can play some tape here I've got something that senator McCaskey told me in mid December right after saying house leaders should have gone to court if they wanted to hear from witnesses who refused to appear as a consequence I think you have a record that the house will base its articles on that is perhaps not as full a record as it needs to be so that was just before the articles of impeachment came out but she seems to under cut both of them with that statement yeah although she says she so careful with her language it it sounds like and and I wonder how much always yeah that that's very much her too so can you take me back to other times that she's parted ways with with fellow Republicans in and sort of how use other things play out well sure there was the famous vote in twenty seventeen on health care when she was one of three Republicans who killed a bill to repeal the affordable Care Act and then the confirmation of justice Cavan on she opposed his confirmation on quite narrow grounds as she said his behavior at his confirmation hearing that a motion and bitterness he showed she said that was not in keeping with the code of judicial conduct but she also called him a good man kind of splitting the baby there it's also worth pointing out I think that other than Cavanah I do not think she's voted against any of president trump's judges give me that the political context for her at this moment how secure is her Senate seat in Alaska well she's not up again until twenty twenty two but it seems like a large swath of the middle of of Alaskans really admires her and you'll recall back in twenty ten she lost in the Republican primary to a tea party favorite and then one in a writing and that was with the help of a lot of Democrats and Alaska native groups are her base out she draws a lot of support from Democrats and moderate Republicans and she's proved that she really doesn't need her party to win and then she regularly aggravates both the left and the right alternately depending on her votes do you think she could have influence over this trial in the Senate I think so but I think we would see that more on votes on the rules or on whether to call witnesses alright Liz Ruskin of Alaska public media joining us from anchorage talk about senator McCaskey thanks so much really appreciate it

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NPR News Now

04:35 min | 9 months ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"The White House has set up a rapid response team to monitor the broadcast of the impeachment hearings and react in real time details from NPR sprinkle or Donas. The response team includes staff from the White House. Communications Department counsel's Office and Legislative Affairs Offices Kellyanne Conway Stephanie. Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley. I've been tapped to respond quickly on television and Radio White House allies react via social media a White House official tells. NPR they've been preparing hearing for these hearings for more than a month. They developed the plan during strategy sessions at the White House and Camp

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NPR News Now

04:35 min | 9 months ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm Shay Stevens. Democrats and Republicans are hardening their stances on the house. Impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Do witnesses testify that they were concerned that the trump administration tried to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Biden's House intelligence committee chair. Adam Schiff made clear at the outset of the first public impeachment here yesterday that one key Republican demand is off limits. We will not permit the outing of the whistle slower and questions along. Those Lines Council will inform their clients not to respond to if necessary. I would will intervene otherwise. I want members to feel free to ask any questions I like. Gop Congressman Devin Nunez accused Democrats of carrying out a campaign to remove trump from office. Vowing publicly that impeachment requires bipartisan support. Democrats pushing impeachment forward without the backing of a single Republican. New Year says Republican lawmakers should be able to question Joe Biden son about about his work for Ukrainian company. The White House has set up a rapid response team to monitor the broadcast of the impeachment hearings and react in real time details from NPR sprinkle or Donas. The response team includes staff from the White House. Communications Department counsel's Office and Legislative Affairs Offices Kellyanne Conway Stephanie. Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley. I've been tapped to respond quickly on television and Radio White House allies react via social media a White House official tells. NPR they've been preparing hearing for these hearings for more than a month. They developed the plan during strategy sessions at the White House and Camp David. The White House also plans to soon release a transcript of president. TRUMP'S I April call with the Ukrainian president but there were no immediate plans on when that would happen Franko or Donas. NPR News Washington a confirmation hearing scheduled under today for president. Trump's nominee to head the Energy Department Liz Ruskin of Alaska public media has details. Dan Bruyette is now the deputy energy secretary. He's social opinion executive at Ford Motor Company. Senior Congressional staffer and an army tank. Commander bruyette would replace Secretary Rick. Perry witnesses witnesses in the trump impeachment inquiry said Perry was one of the so called three Amigos who supplanted career diplomats to carry out trump's pressure campaign on the Ukrainian President Perry announced his resignation last month citing unrelated reasons. If confirmed by the Senate Bruyette would become the Fifteenth Secretary of Energy and the Third Texan in that role for NPR news. I'm Liz RUSKIN president. Trump is preparing to name Ken. Cuccia Nellie as acting Deputy Secretary Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security which is currently acting director of US citizenship and immigration services. He would serve under Chad Wolf. Who was sworn in yesterday yesterday as acting? Head of D H F Wolf is the fifth person to lead the department in less than three years this is. NPR news off former Bolivian president. Evo Morales says he's willing to return from exile in Mexico. Rallies resigned Sunday under pressure from armed forces following following months of anti-government unrest. Violent clashes broke out again yesterday. As self-declared Interim President Janine on Yes faced a challenge lawmakers here's loyal to Morales say leadership is invalid because she assumed power without four congressional backing on you as a former opposition senator who appears to have the backing talking a police and the military researchers for more than a dozen universities and the World Health Organization say that climate change poses a particular threat to the health of the children. NPR's Eisenman has more on. The findings are published in the journal. The Lancet over the last two decades the world has made tremendous progress on child health vaccinating children lifting millions out of poverty and reducing child mortality by more than forty percent but during that same period climate change has been pushing up average urged temperatures around the world one result last year. The number of days suitable for the transmission of evac area called Vibrio doubled to more than one hundred days Vibrio gauzes cholera and diarrhoea which is an especially big killer among kids also. The conditions for growing all sorts of staple crops have become less favorable by as much as six percent that can lead to malnutrition which is bad for anyone but for a child whose body is still growing. The consequences can be lifelong an irreversible. Percival Morita Eisenman N._p._R.. News on Asian stock market shares are mixed higher in Shanghai. I'm Shay Stevens N._P._R.. News in Washington..

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In this hemisphere? And for twenty years running. We've been one of the safest cities in the United States of America. President Trump this week said he'll close the southern US border next week if Mexico doesn't halt migrants and says the US is cutting off aid to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, a federal judge in Alaska is blocking President Trump's move to open the offshore Arctic to oil and gas exploration. Trump signed an executive order in twenty seventeen to allow it. Alaska public media's Liz Ruskin reports a month before President Obama left office. He issued an order banning oil and gas leasing in virtually all federal waters off Alaska's northern shore, judge Sharon gleese since decision Friday reinstates that ban. It also reinstates Obama's ban on leasing and thirty one canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. The offshore leasing. Law says the president can designate areas of the ocean closed to development, but the judge ruled the law does not allow a president to remove that protection. She says only congress has that power the interior department intended to hold oil Lee sales in the Arctic Ocean as soon as this year for NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin thousands of Palestinians are demonstrating near the fence that separates Gaza from Israel to Mark one year of protests against Israel. There are reports of violence NPR's Daniel estrin reports. Gaza officials say Israeli troops killed at least two Palestinians. Daza health officials say Palestinians aged seventeen and twenty suffered fatal head wounds. The Israeli army didn't comment on their deaths. The army said by the afternoon at least forty thousand Palestinians gathered at the Israeli border fence. The army said most protesters stayed far from the fence, but some threw rocks and explosive. Devices and soldiers, shot live, fire and tear gas today marks one year since the Gaza. Protests began protesters are calling for Israel to end the blockade on Gaza during the Europe. Protests officials in Gaza say Israel troops killed about two hundred Palestinians and wounded thousands. And the army says Gaza militants killed one soldier Egypt has been trying to broker a truce between Israel, and the militant HAMAs and HAMAs says there's been progress in those talks Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky new tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on plastic bags or two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York. State lawmakers work to pass a new stay budget before Monday's deadline lawmakers plan to spend today hammering out the final details of the one hundred seventy five billion dollar spending plan when big proposal that won't make the budget legalized recreational marijuana, which could be considered later this year. Governor Andrew Cuomo is blaming three female lawmakers for a harsh atmosphere and Albany after they criticized him for his fundraising practices, the junior legislator said it was hypocritical for Cuomo to host at twenty five thousand dollars per couple dinner while advocating for campaign finance reform, then a Cuomo spokesman fired back by calling them idiots preceded by an expletive in an interview on W C N Y radio from Syracuse Cuomo only admonished the women not his own spokesman. This is a heated political environment is no doubt, just see under federal level. You see it on the state level? There's no doubt you have new members who have a lot of emotion sometimes not matched with facts. Cuomo said his fundraiser bided by current campaign finance laws, El Chapo, the fast Jenista, the convicted drug Lord and his wife have stylish future plans, creating clothing with the brand name El Chapo, the daily news reports the sixty one year old Joaquin Guzman and his two thousand nine. Year old wife, Emma, Coronel ice borough are working together on the project. She tells the newspaper that his signature would be part of the brand logo El Chapo was found guilty in February of drug trafficking, money laundering, and firearms possession. He's awaiting sentencing..

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KCRW

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KCRW

"Silence of crossing the Columbia just recently, including a young man named Louis who says he wants action. No. No, it's not that. I want a civil war. It said we want everyone to come together and the current government day sale this hour Senator Bob Menendez, and what he sees choices for US policy later. What makes an app or prize in an icon on Wall Street and a new Bern Hilda at the met and singing in an opera that runs almost as long as binge watching a whole season of empire. I we have our newscast it's Saturday March thirty two thousand nineteen. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone after British lawmakers rejected a Brexit plan for a third time with no backup plan. European Union leaders have given the UK a new Brexit deadline of April twelfth whether or not parliament can come to an agreement. Teri Schultz reports both sides are gearing up for a no deal. Brexit starting today. Britain was supposed to have quit the EU. According to the original timeline, but British lawmakers continue to block the departure plan. Prime Minister Theresa may struck with e you leaders in November minutes after the latest parliamentary rejection Friday European Council. President Donald tusk called an emergency summit for April tenth, the European Commission says the EU has been anticipating this no deal scenario for more than a year and is now fully prepared. We will remain United. The commission says emphasizing the benefits offered in the withdrawal agreement including. Transition period will not be considered is the UK leaves April twelfth without accepting the deal for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. In brussels. A US district court and Alaska has thrown out President Trump's two thousand seventeen executive order opening the offshore Arctic oil and gas exploration. Alaska public media's Liz Ruskin reports a month before President Obama left office. He issued an order banning oil and gas leasing in virtually all federal waters off Alaska's northern shore. Judge Sharon gleese since decision Friday reinstates that ban. It also reinstates Obama's ban on leasing in thirty one canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. The offshore leasing law says the president can designate areas of the ocean closed to development, but the judge ruled the law does not allow a president to remove that protection. She says only congress has that power the interior department. Intended to hold oil sales in the Arctic Ocean. As soon as this year for NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin. An autopsy find set a Guatemalan girl who died after being detained by border patrol agents had a rapidly spreading bacterial infection, Monaco Ortiz or obey has more on that case. Seven-year-old chuckle Inca, Al McKean and her father entered the US through a remote border crossing in New Mexico part of a group of one hundred sixty three migrants hours after the border patrol took them into custody that girl began to vomit and have seizures. She was airlifted to a hospital in El Paso where she died within fifteen hours. An autopsy report released nearly four months after her death says a rapidly progressive bacterial infection caused her organs to fail since her death. Federal authorities have deployed more medical personnel to the border, and local hospitals, and volunteer doctors are helping screen migrants for NPR news. I'm monica. In L Paso. This is NPR news. Georgia's governor is considering a measure passed by state lawmakers to outlaw abortion after a heartbeat can be detected in pregnancy. Governor Brian camp, a Republican had promised in his campaign that he would sign the toughest abortion law in the country. Currently women in Georgia may seek an abortion up to the twentieth. Week of pregnancy off heartbeat can be detected in an embryo as early as six weeks around the world, some of the most iconic monuments are going dark NPR's Amy held reports. This is part of a campaign to raise awareness about climate change as the earth turns on Saturday and the clock reaches eight thirty pm local time major sites are plunging into darkness for one hour, including the Sydney Opera House the Eiffel tower and the Empire State building it's called earth. Our and the goal is to demonstrate a United commitment to protecting nature from climate change into two he made the movie media that I'm not. Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez, urging his country citizens to shut off their lights for dozen years. The World Wildlife Fund has spearheaded the effort and says millions of people across the world participate. Ami held NPR news. He stands convicted on charges of murder conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, and war and could spend the rest of his life in prison, but sixty one year old keen Guzman reportedly still has business plans, the new York Daily News reports that the drug Lord and his twenty nine year old wife or working on a clothing line called El Chapo. I'm Louise Schiavone NPR news, Washington..

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KQED Radio

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In November minutes after the latest parliamentary rejection Friday European Council. President Donald tusk called an emergency summit for April tenth, the European Commission says the EU has been anticipating this no deal scenario for more than a year and is now fully prepared. We will remain United. The commission says emphasizing the benefits offered in the withdrawal agreement including. Transition period will not be considered if the UK leaves April twelfth without accepting the deal for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. In brussels. A US district court and Alaska has thrown out President Trump's two thousand seventeen executive order opening the offshore Arctic oil and gas exploration. Alaska public media's Liz Ruskin reports a month before President Obama left office. He issued an order banning oil and gas leasing in virtually all federal waters off Alaska's northern shore. Judge Sharon gleese since decision Friday reinstates that ban. It also reinstates Obama's ban on leasing and thirty one canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. The offshore leasing law says the president can designate areas of the ocean closed to development, but the judge ruled the law does not allow a president to remove that protection. She says only congress has that power the interior department. Intended to hold oil lease sales in the Arctic Ocean. As soon as this year for NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin. An autopsy find said a Guatemalan girl who died after being detained by border patrol agents had a rapidly spreading bacterial infection, Monaco, Ortiz or obey has more on that case seven-year-old Jekyll linka, Al McKean and her father entered the US through a remote border crossing in New Mexico part of a group of one hundred sixty three migrants hours after the border patrol took them into custody. The girl began to vomit and have seizures. She was airlifted to a hospital in El Paso where she died within fifteen hours. An autopsy report released nearly four months after her death says a rapidly progressive bacterial infection caused her organs to fail since her death. Federal authorities have deployed more medical personnel to the border, and local hospitals, and volunteer doctors are helping screen migrants for NPR news. I'm monica. In El Paso. This is NPR news from K Q E news. Good morning. I'm Tiffany Cam high. Vallejo police have released dramatic body. Cam footage of a man killed in a Taco Bell drive-thru last month cake. Alex Emslie reports the death of bay area rapper Willie McCoy has drawn intense criticism of the Vallejo police department, which has a high rate of officer involved shootings the footage shows McCoy apparently asleep in the driver's seat of his car parked in the drive through lane on the evening of February ninth a Taco Bell employee called nine one one police arrived and noticed a handgun McCoy's lap. When he woke up and reached forward, six officers opened fire, civil rights attorney, John Burroughs says McCoy's family plans to file a lawsuit was pretty shocking. Young man, you know, just slaughtered. It did not appear. There was justification for the shooting when it took place. Police say McCoy reached for the gun before. Half a dozen officers opened fire. The officers involved have been cleared to return to duty autopsy and toxicology results are pending as is an investigation by the district attorney's office. I'm Alex Emslie news university of California workers are preparing to strike for the fourth time and less than a year. He Vanessa Ron Cagno reports this time it's because workers are accusing the school system of breaking labor laws. Cooks security guards, custodians and other members of UC's biggest union say the plan to strike on April tenth earlier this week. The union filed charges with the state agency that oversees California's labor laws the union accuses the university of retaliating against and intimidating workers during previous labor actions. Are you see spokesperson didn't directly address the allegations in a state?.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This was a hoax. This was a witch hunt. I have absolutely nothing to hide bar inform lawmakers in writing that a version of the report would be released by mid April possibly earlier, he said the nearly four hundred page document will not be provided to the White House ahead of time for review Democrats have asked bar to allow members of congress to see the full unredacted findings Aisha Roscoe NPR news the White House. A US district court in Alaska has thrown out President Trump's two thousand seventeen executive order opening the off shore Arctic to oil and gas exploration. Alaska public media's Liz Ruskin has details. A month before President Obama left office. He issued an order banning oil and gas leasing in virtually all federal waters off Alaska's northern shore. Judge Sharon gleese since decision Friday reinstates that ban. It also reinstates Obama's ban on leasing in thirty one canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. The. Offshore leasing law says the president can designate areas of the ocean closed to development, but the judge ruled the law does not allow president to remove that protection. She says only congress has that power the interior department intended to hold a lease sales in the Arctic Ocean. As soon as this year for NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin. President Trump says he's not kidding about plans to take serious action to stop the flow of immigration over the US Mexico border. He has said he could close that border altogether. And he could take action as soon as next week speaking with reporters on a visit to Florida he said he had taken this step ended payments to Guatemala Honduras. Adele, Salvador, or no money goes there anymore. Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo elaborated in testimony on Capitol Hill. We're making very clear to the leaders those governments not just their presidents. Not just their most senior league. We're making clear throughout their immigration teams security teams other economic teams that we have expectations for how their behavior will change must change in order to continue to maintain US taxpayers support that seems eminently reasonable the US has been providing aid to help end the violence and corruption that sends migrants fleeing over the border. This is NPR news. Congressman Elijah Cummings chairman of the house oversight committee is charging the Commerce Department officials withheld from congress key documents about the addition of a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents in a letter sent yesterday to commerce secretary Wilbur Ross Cummings asked for complete explanation. The panel could subpoena testimony and documents from the Commerce Department the NCAA men's basketball tournament North Carolina is the first number one seed to lose falling to Auburn ninety seven to eighty Greg Acklin has more from Kansas City. Auburn grabbed a two point halftime lead. When the Tigers scored the last six points of the half. Then they started the second half with an eight nothing scoring run. Most damaging were seventeen three-pointers by Auburn that left tarheels coach ROY Williams mystified nothing seventeenth emotion. Threes teams I've ever given up and sixteen years, but it was it was a bad time to have that happen. But auburn's victory was. Dampened by knee injury suffered by Chuma aqui key the games leading scorer with twenty points. He was helped off the floor with about eight minutes to go in the game. For NPR news. I'm Gregg Lennon Kansas City, and the NC double a women's tournament. Everybody's trying to beat Baylor. And the bears are enjoying that focus from their opponents. The number one overall seed in the women's turnament enters the Greensboro regional semifinals on a division. One best twenty five game winning streak and as the favourite to reach its first final four since its national title rotten in two thousand twelve I'm Louise Schiavone.

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MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"I think that's important to be a good unpire and a good judge don't be a jerk that was judge Cavanaugh speaking in two thousand fifteen at the law school. A Catholic university, a longer transcript of that speech was just published by reporter, David corn at mother Jones magazine. That speech from two thousand fifteen was already a little bit famous because that's the speech where judge Cavanaugh veered off script a little bit and said, what happens at Georgetown prep stays at Georgetown prep. And that's been a good thing for all of us that got a flurry of attention last week. But in that same speech Cavanaugh goes on and. On about how important it is for a judge to quote, keep our emotions in check to be calm to have the proper demeanor all this stuff about how a judge must comport himself or herself if he or she actually wants to be part of the federal judiciary at every level. Let me run through what I think an a judge as unpire means first, and probably most obviously. Not being a political partisan. You have to check those political allegiances at the door. When you become a judge, you have to shed them. It's very important. The outset for a judge who wants to be an fire to avoid any semblance of that partisanship of that political background of that background, they might have had in a particular line of work. That's the first probably most fundamental thing for a judge who wants to be an empire. That is Brett Kavanagh's own standard for what the the fundamentals are of a judicial temperament. And of course, this is judge Kavanagh's own display of his would be judicial temperament before the United States Senate. The behavior of several. The democratic members of this committee of my hearing a few weeks ago was an embarrassment, but at least it was just a good old fashioned attempt at borking. Those efforts didn't work when I did at least. Okay enough at the hearings that it looked like I might actually get confirmed. A new tactic was needed. Some of you were lying in wait and had it ready. You've tried hard. You've given it your all. No one can question your effort. Your coordinated and well funded effort to destroy my good name and destroy my family will not drag me out what goes around, comes around. This is destroyed. My family and my good name. A good name built up through decades of very hard work in public service at the highest levels of the American government. This whole two week effort has been a calculated, an orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the two thousand sixteen election. Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, whether or not that display from back cavenaugh his confirmation hearing is unnerving to you or not in terms of what you expect from a supreme court Justice. Number one, it very much violates Kavanagh's own explicit standards for how a judge should behave for what constitutes judicial temperament. And number two, the way that he behaved seems now to be bugging even some Republicans senators. Here's new audio. We've just got in tonight. This is reporter, Liz Ruskin from Alaska public media, talking with Alaska Republican Senator. Lisa Murkowski about Kavanagh's demeanor before the Senate. Again, this is tape that we obtained from Alaska public media, but I believe this is the first time this tape has been broadcast. Were you disturbed by the partisan statements that he made? I was surprised by the by the very direct partisan statements that were made some of which were confrontational. I was surprised to see that. Lisa Murkowski speaking to Alaska public media. By by. Now you may have also seen Zona Republican Senator Jeff flakes remarks on the same topic. I was very troubled by the the tone of the. The remarks the initial defense. The judge cavenaugh gave was something like I told my wife. I hope that I would sound that indignant if I were if I felt that I was unjustly. Maligned, but then it went on and the interaction with the members was sharp and partisan and net concerns me then. Tell myself you give a little leeway because of what he's been through..

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Louis 'cause i know how to use fork and knife i know how to put handkerchief while sitting i i made sure that i knew everything but as soon as we went there it was a sushi restaurant and i did not learn how to use chopsticks that story and more coming up next on the moth radio hour from pr x right after this live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein the senate has voted to retain obama era net neutrality rules senators approved a resolution that reverses the federal communications commission decision last year to repeal the rules but it's not expected to change anything in the end is npr susan davis reports house republicans oppose the resolution and don't plan to bring it up for a vote democrats are agitating for a political fight over internet access this november now that every democrat is on record in favor of net neutrality and almost every republican against it three senate republicans susan collins of maine john kennedy of louisiana and lisa murkowski of alaska sided with democrats to protect odom era rules that say internet service providers can't block or slow down internet access republican support rolling back the government's ability to regulate the internet which is what they say the fcc did and they're skeptical the issue will motivate voters especially if they see no changes to their internet service susan davis npr news the capitol epa administrator scott pruitt was back on capitol hill today fielding some tough questions from lawmakers about his use of taxpayer money alaska public media's liz ruskin reports pruitt is facing at least a dozen investigations into his spending his use of government resources and hiring practices the latest investigation involves a tweet pruitt's agency issued in april about an epa official winning senate confirmation senator tom udall of new mexico says it mocks democrats are you aware appropriations law prohibits federal spending on publicity and propaganda well i was unaware of the tweet in that shouldn't have occurred were unaware of it that should have been no mocking josh fourth agency should not have done that pruitt also said an employee who house hunted for him is a.

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KQED Radio

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To the npr news cast at eight nineteen you can get in on the deal to from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh the white house is still gearing up for a summit with north korean leader kim jong next month even though kim appears to be throwing a wrench into those plans reporter jason struthers insult he says north state news agencies reporting kim is reconsidering in the report vice foreign minister kim k guan says the regime is not interested in talks if the us demands unilateral denuclearization washington has called for north korea to completely abandoned its nuclear arsenal and pyongyang says it would in return for security guarantees the trump kim summit is set for june twelfth in singapore the head of the environmental protection agency is back on capitol hill under scrutiny for potential ethics law violations alaska public media's liz ruskin says scott pruitt is appearing before senate appropriations subcommittee democrats are preparing to grill pruitt about what they call ethical failures and lavish spending including his twenty four seven security detail this week the epa inspector general revealed that the round the clock protection begin on pruitt's first day at epa at his request that seems to undercut the explanation the security was in response to threats after he was sworn in at last check on wall street the dow jones industrial average was up slightly you're listening to npr news twenty minutes now past eight o'clock and time for another look at bay area traffic on this wednesday morning joe mcconnell joining us with that joe the campbell crash seventeen north of camden involves a motorcyclist down and it looks like a two middle lanes might still be blocked with the left is open eight eighty oakland southbound south ahead hagan burger new breakdown in the left flaine and traffic is slow from nine eighty heading south all the way down toward the coliseum there westbound side slow to begnaud stalls are accidents in that direction southbound to the extra jan because of the closure from flooding mysterious flooding south two eighty seven joe mcconnell for kiki thanks joe his report brought to you by the t j martell foundation any i'll have.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman north korea says it could call off the upcoming summit between north korean leader kim jong on and president trump it is set for june twelfth in singapore nor create officials released a statement today objecting to the trump administration's view on denuclearization of the korean peninsula epa administrator scott pruitt returns to capitol hill today for a senate hearing alaska public media's liz ruskin says he will discuss his agency's budget democrats are preparing to grill pruitt about what they call ethical failures and lavish spending including his twenty four seven security detail this week the epa inspector general revealed that the round the clock protection began on pruitt's first day at epa at his request that seems to undercut the explanation the security was in response to threats after he was sworn in liz ruskin reporting a federal appeals court in atlanta will today consider a separation of church and state case it's based out of pensacola florida npr's debbie elliott reports the city is appealing a federal judges ordered that it a giant cross from downtown park the thirty foot tall cross has been on display in pensacola bayview park since nineteen forty one last year us district judge roger vinson ruled the religious monument unconstitutional the american humanist association and the freedom from religion foundation suit on behalf of four residents citing the first amendment's establishment clause while vinson ruled in their favor he wrote the founding fathers quote would have found this lawsuit absurd the city of pensacola represented by the becket fund for religious liberty is appealing to the eleventh us circuit court of appeals it argues the city should not have to censor part of its history just because it's religious debbie elliott npr news fox news has paid ten million dollars.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From nine ten eleven this morning here on kkk d now a news update from npr at nineteen passed from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly north korea says it has no interest in what it calls a onesided meeting with president trump to convince it to give up its nuclear program the foreign ministry in pyongyang is threatening to cancel next month's summit in singapore between the president and kim jong un malaysia as long opposition leader anwar ibrahim is free after a royal pardon npr's anthony kuhn says it follows a victory by the country's political opposition over the coalition that ruled malaysia for more than a halfcentury anwar went from being in nineteen sixty student firebrand to deputy prime minister in the ninety s but he was jailed on sodomy charges after a rift within prime minister muhammad muhammad muhammad here is now prime minister again at age ninety two and he's offered to stand down in favour of anwar in a year or two epa administrator scott pruitt appears before a senate subcommittee today alaska public media's liz ruskin reports democrats are preparing to grill pruitt about what they call ethical failures lavish spending including his twenty four seven security detail this week the epa inspector general revealed that the round the clock protection began on pruitt's first day at epa at his request that seems to undercut the explanation the security was in response to threats after he was sworn in i'm dave mattingly npr news in washington and here in san francisco i met elmore we thank you for joining us for morning edition which will return in just a few moments i know another look at bay area traffic conditions end joe mcconnell is joining us with that good morning joe good morning matt the big event is in fremont where the nimitz freeway is closed completely north eight eighty between automobile and stevenson it's because of a crash that happened late last night about nine thirty last night actually with several cars and a fatality and they're doing the investigation and they're trying to open up the left lane but they haven't been able to do it yet south to eighty hundred eighty seven a strange pile of puddle of standing water in the right lane deep enough to shut down the.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"For sense of shared humanity fixes journalist william bishop says some of our political polarization is because were ideologically inbred and don't know can't understand and could barely conceive of people who live just a few miles away my fences but we want to blame our problems on someone else for either vague did it to us and everything is them doing something for us and we haven't spent a lot of time thinking about how we live in this world and asked night is festival conversation after this hours new suffering her live from npr news in washington i'm shea stevens a san francisco jury as acquitted has reached a verdict in the case that touched off a debate over immigration the panel is acquitted fortyfive europe jose in as garcia's oronte in the 2015 shooting death of a woman on the city pier but convicted him of a lesser firearms offense defense attorney mac gonzalez name heard the evidence may deliberated as groom they they earn read testimony lee looked at the physical evidence and they rendered the verdict to the best of their abilities in accordance with law the defence argued that the shooting death of kate stein lee was an accident president trump calls the verdict a disgrace attorney general jeff sessions has insisted that stein lee staff the could have been avoided if san francisco authorities did not allow garcia's raw taye to remain free after several deportations us immigration officials now say they'll try to obtain custody of garcia soroti and deport him again alaska senator lease from her count ski say she will support the republican tax bill now that it contains revision to allow oil drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge as liz ruskin of alaska public media reports opponents of the idea say it would threaten the region's ecosystem senator tom udal rallied a crowd of activists some dressed as caribou and polar bear no arctic writer old k i like that enthusiasm eighth in manual would like more as public land's director of the sierra club he's fought a number of bills that included arctic refuge development were the big differences in two thousand five the arctic was thus central issue around the budget and now it's not that's not the case it has been tougher breakthrough kiss says the same people who typically mobilize on this issue are already busy resisting the.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm shea stevens a san francisco jury has acquitted has reached a verdict in the case that touched off a debate over immigration the panel is acquitted fortyfive europe jose in as garcia's oronte in the two thousand fifteen shooting death of a woman on the city pier but convicted him of a lesser firearms offense defense attorney met gonzalez they heard the evidence they deliberated as in grew they heard reback testimony lee looked at the physical evidence and they rendered a verdict to the best of their abilities in accordance with law the defence argued that the shooting death of kate stein lee was an accident president trump calls the verdict a disgrace attorney general jeff sessions has insisted that stein lease death could have been avoided if san francisco authorities did not allow garcia's raw taye to remain free after several deportations us immigration officials now say they'll try to obtain custody of garcia soroti and deport him again alaska senator lease or more count ski says she will support the republican tax bill now that it contains a revision to allow oil drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge as liz ruskin of alaska public media reports opponents of the idea say it would threaten the region's ecosystem democrat senator tom udal rallied a crowd of activists some dressed as caribou and polar bear no arctic writer okay i like that enthusiasm eighth in manual would like more as public land's director of the sierra club he's fought a number of bills that included arctic refuge development were the big differences in two thousand five the arctic was thus central issue around the budget and now it's not let's not the case it has been tougher breakthrough kiss says the same people who typically mobilize on this issue are already busy resisting the current administration on multiple fronts so in the shadow of other controversies arctic drilling advances for npr news i'm liz ruskin a woman accusing veteran michigan congressman john conyers of past sexual misconduct is now speaking publicly about a settlement of her claims wd east tease jake near has more former deputy chief of staff marion brown describes an office.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The conservative think tank thanks very much thank you also inside the senate split budget blueprint that passed this week as a closet allows for oil drilling that would be an alaska's arctic national wildlife refuge a vast wilderness the size of south carolina for forty years congress has debated whether to allow oil drilling aaron now it's moved a step closer alaska public media's liz ruskin reports the next stop for this debate is the senate energy committee is chaired by senator lease summer casc kiev alaska a big champion of drilling in the refuge she says the industrial footprint on arctic tundra it can be small thanks to lawn reach drilling and ice reds that melt in summer her father former senator frank murkowski tried the same arguments in the nineteen 90s lease summer caskey says the drills reach much further now the technology that we are using today is not the technology that my father had visited the world has changed so dramatically up in the north slav area and this will be our chance to share that with people being round of applause are all seventy yet repaired environmental groups held a rally outside the capitol tuesday trying to wrap up in thursay azam for yet another round in the long fight democrats have also passed the torch to a second generation this is an hour seren get this is a special place it is a treasure and we have gone to save that's senator tom udal of new mexico he's the nephew of the late congressman mode udal who in nineteen eighty held strong again's drilling in the referee donald duck fears parent is here today on hall legislated on this and said this place is so special congress has to act if you're going to have grown but congress has been locked in a stalemate for decades lacking votes to either open the refuge to drilling or lee protect the coast as wilderness and since exploration has banned noone even knows how much oil it holds for npr news i'm liz raskin at the capitol the.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Drilling who and do you think that they would have it now this year with the house and the senate and the white house being controlled by republicans this has been going on for forty years so it's hard to imagine that it gets resolved this year because republicans are divided on this too and getting anwar in the budget package might pick up uh senator mccaskeys vote but it could also lose your votes from other moderate republicans in the senate to have voted against dan why drilling in the past are democrats for the most part against opening up anwar too drilling for the most part but there are a couple that have voted for it in the past um generally senators from democrats from other fossil fuel states are not opposed to it but i don't know that it's a big selling point for them as it is for the alliance a delegation what about the people of alaska how do they feel about this the polling has consistently shown that alaskans support drilling in the refuge i mean one thing to consider is we have this big pipeline running north to south in alaska and it's forty years old it's running at half capacity and um it gets waxy build up actually that the pipeline was not designed to run with this low of volume if they wanna keep this pipeline going and they need fresh fuel in there that's liz ruskin who is washington correspondent for alaska public radio network lists thank you thank you you and to learn more about anwar we are joined by matthew koch and who's a professor of economics at the yale school of forestry and environmental studies welcome thank you pleasure to be here and tell us about.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"House republicans passed a budget resolution today part of their plan to pass tax cuts the senate budget committee is advancing its budget today as well and approve vision in a senate budget resolution unveiled last week could raise revenue by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge you jerk anwar to drilling joining us is liz ruskin whose washington correspondent for the alaska public radio network hi liz high jeremy how are you doing well and and explain how senators are trying to put anwar and opening it up to drilling into the budget to get tax cuts past republicans in the senate wanna pass their tax hats they're trying to do that on this complicated procedure called budget reconciliation the same one we saw last month with the health care debate and anwar is kind of hitching a ride on that process and how did they do that basically they've left a spot in the budget resolution that would give at senator mcaskie as chair of the energy committee she she would be that the committee would be charged with coming up with something that would produce at least a billion dollars worth of revenues in that's widely seen as an invitation the into her to put an wire in the reconciliation package and senator caskey is in favour of opening up and were to drilling oh absolutely it's been proudly her top goal or one of her top goal since she came to the senate she's been working on it her entire cynic career and her father work done it his entire senate career opening amnuay has been a big goal of a alaska leadership for forty years so why haven't they been able to do it this senate really just can't decide and hasn't been able to decide for four decades what it wants to do with this little spot of land in the far northeast corner of alaska they do not have the votes either to make it a protected wilderness or to open it up to.

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"liz ruskin" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"liz ruskin" Discussed on Here & Now

"House republicans passed a budget resolution today part of their plan to pass tax cuts the senate budget committee is advancing its budget today as well and a prevision in a senate budget resolution unveiled last week could raise revenue by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge anwar to drilling joining us is liz ruskin whose washington correspondent for the alaska public radio network hi liz high jeremy how are you doing well and explain how senators are trying to put anwar and opening it up to drilling into the budget to get tax cuts past republicans in the senate wanna pass their tax cuts they're trying to do that on this complicated procedure called budget reconciliation the same one we saw last month with the health care debate and anwar is kind of hitching a ride on that process and how did they do that basically they've left a spot in the budget resolution that would give at senator mcaskie as chair of the energy committee she she would be that the committee would be charged with coming up with something that would produce at least a billion dollars worth of revenues and that's why we seen as an invitation to her to put anwar in the reconciliation package ed senator caskey is in favour of opening up and were to drilling oh absolutely it's been probably her top goal or one of her top goal since she came to the senate she's been working on it her entire senate career and her father worked on it his entire senate career opening anwar has been a big goal of a alaska leadership for forty years so why haven't they been able to do it this senate really just can't decide and hasn't been able to decide for four decades what it wants to do with this little spot of land in the fire.

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