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Biden to sign Day 1 orders to reverse Trump immigration policies
"NPR News on Corvo Coleman. President elect Joe Biden is poised to sign 17 executive orders today after he takes the oath of office. The orders will address the Corona virus pandemic, the stuttering U. S economy, climate change and Racial justice initiatives. These actions range from rejoining the Paris climate accords to revoking President Trump's order, excluding undocumented migrants from the 2020 senses. Biden will take the oath of office six hours from now, as the nation's 46th president. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will take the oath of office on the West side of the U. S Capitol building at noon today. Vice President Mike Pence, will attend the inauguration along with former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington This morning, Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will attend Mass at ST Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D. C. They'll be joined by congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. President Trump will leave the White House before Biden is sworn into office. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports he will skip Biden's inauguration.
McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, 'fed lies' to mob
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says president Donald Trump provoked to the capital siege it was a remarkable statement from the Senate Republican leader Bob was fed lies on the floor of the U. S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid the blame on president Donald Trump for the deadly right at the U. S. capitol on January six they were provoked by the president and other powerful people McConnell's remarks came on trump's last full day in office at the scene down some colleges Crisco Dearie notes in advance of a second Senate impeachment trial for trump might guess all along has been that Mitch McConnell really holds the outcome of that trial in his hands housing peach crop last week on a single charge incitement of insurrection Mike Rossio Washington
Mitch McConnell says attack at the Capitol was 'provoked by the president'
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blaming President Trump for the riots at the Capitol. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people coming
McConnell rebuffs Democrats' call for speedy impeachment trial, but is undecided on convicting Trump
"MINUTE President Trump may face an impeachment trial just minutes after leaving office in less than a week now that the House has impeached him that goes onto a trial in the Senate, which is supposed to meet next just before Inauguration Day. The AP is Rita Foley reports. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not decided yet how he would vote. Here's what the Republican strategist told us. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell spoke to major GOP donors over the weekend to get an idea of how they feel about President Trump. They told him they think President Trump clearly crossed a line, according to the strategist. McConnell told them he's finished with
Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice, as bipartisan majority charges him with inciting Capitol riot
"The word unprecedented has become almost overused in the past four years of the trump presidency. But now we have say it again. Donald trump made history. Yesterday is the only us president to be impeached twice. The house voted to impeach trump for incitement of insurrection. Following last week's riot at the us capitol that resulted in five deaths. The article of impeachment will head to the senate but majority leader. Mitch mcconnell has indicated that a trial will not begin until after the president elect. Joe biden is inaugurated next
Trump faces Senate trial after historic second impeachment
"From NPR NEWS. I'm Laxmi saying President elect Joe Biden's first days in office will witness a historic second impeachment trial of by then former President Donald Trump. His fate will rest in the hands of a Senate that will be under Democratic control, though, is NPR's Susan Davis explains, the Democrats will still need enough Republican support to convict Outgoing Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked a request from incoming majority leader Chuck Schumer to return to Washington early to start the trial. The Senate's out of session until January 19th and binds inauguration is the next day. Impeachment trials require senators to be in their seats and must meet six days a week until the trial concludes, making it difficult to approve any legislation or nomination while the trials ongoing If all 50 Democrats vote to convict they'd need a minimum of 17 Republicans to join them to get a conviction If Trump were convicted, which appears unlikely the Senate could then vote to bar him from ever holding public office
Senate impeachment trial likely after Biden sworn in; McConnell undecided on vote
"Senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said wednesday that the second impeachment trial four president trump would not begin until after joe biden has been sworn in next week. His statement formerly rejects calls imploring him to return the senate to washington early in order to begin the next stage of impeachment. This comes after the democrat controlled. House voted to impeach trump over charged. The president and cited the insurrection. That breach of the capitol on january six mcconnell who did not indicate how he would vote said that congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming ministration.
Donald Trump is impeached for second time
"That the House of Representatives has impeached President Trump for a second time in less than a year. He's accused of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U. S. Capitol last week. Louisiana Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was against impeaching Trump. It will only serve to further desert divide a nation that is calling out for healing 10. Republicans voted to impeach Trump, whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a clear and present danger. Of the country. She'll send the article of impeachment to the Senate. But senators are unlikely to take up the issue before Joe Biden is sworn in next week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's still undecided as to whether Will vote to impeach Trump.
President Trump Impeached a Second Time
"Made president trump the first. Us president impeached twice. Now the senate's turn once that trial begins. Perhaps after joe biden's inauguration january twentieth and aesthetic patera covered at the capitol today an s era. And it's gonna be really interesting to see what happens in the senate now today. We saw senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell saying he hadn't made up his mind yet when it comes to impeachment sleep which was huge. That's the senate majority leader Saying he's considering possibly voting to convict president trump. It'll be interesting to see whether or other republican senators follow suit. There had been some reporting that mitch. Mcconnell was was looking at impeachment as a way to purge the party of trump because of president. Trump is convicted by the senate. You would not be able to run again in twenty twenty four and that's part of the reason. Impeachment was such an appealing option for democrats. I think what happened today. Though when we saw you know a vast majority of house. Republicans did not vote to impeach. The president there were ten. Did vote to impeach the president but a vast majority of them while condemning president trump condemning his rhetoric condemning his actions. These still didn't feel impeachment was warranted. So i'm really curious to see how senators look at this. Whether they have the same considerations we saw president trump putting out that video shortly after he was impeached. Putting out a pre recorded video during which he tried to condemn the violence at the capitol. It'll be interesting to see whether that's enough for republican senators. Abc's as kotehra with us. Who covered up the capital today. Our white house correspondent karen travers. Now karen go back to something Steve roberts said about we thought that maybe next week president trump would leave washington and hold a rally likely in florida that could be seen as the kickoff to a potential twenty four campaign. There is no talk of that happening anymore. Especially after what happened last wednesday and we don't know what the president is doing between now and when he leaves washington at some point around january twentieth. We don't know what he's gonna do in the weeks right after that but we do know that here. In washington there will be a legal team defending him in the senate impeachment trial. That is not what anybody was predicting Eight days ago simply stunning. Abc's karen travers. Our white house correspondent want to get a final thought from recliner political director rick. Well this is all uncharted territory. I mean to have the cascading crises of the biden presidency. All coming now amid the this impeachment push we. We've seen so many superlatives over the years as you as you noted that the top aaron but this is this is a new one for all of us in a new one for washington we are. We are in a very tense time in this country on a very troubling time Day for for the history books novell. Abc news political director. Rick klein real. Quick to steve roberts. Our political analyst steve over the last two months donald trump has done an indelible and eternal damage to his own legacy. This is self inflicted wounds. The way he handled the post election process the the riots at the capitol he leaves office a diminished and a damaged president in ways. That would not even been imagined before the election no question. Abc news. political analyst. Steve roberts after a stunningly swift response to the capital insurrection by the house impeaching president trump for the second time. I'm aaron katersky abc news.
Trump impeachment, Round 2: 14 members of Illinois delegation vote to remove president from office
"Donald Trump is the first president in history to be impeached twice by the U. S House. Former Maryland Democratic representative Donna Edwards says she was impressed with the 10 Republican members have joined Democrats in the vote. This is a really strong signal to the nation, and it's a strong signal to Republicans in the Senate. 14 members of the Illinois delegation voted in favor of impeachment, including Republican Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger. There's gonna be a lot of reckoning in this party about how do we get here? You know how where we've led here. What did we do wrong? Congressman Hace is chewy. Garcia also voted Yes, I rise today in the strongest possible support for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. When Trump made a last desperate attempt to steal the presidency to reject the will of the people. By encouraging insurrection, he became the first president to incite an attempted overthrow of the institutions he has sworn to protect. The resolution accuses the president and inciting the deadly attack on the U. S. Capitol last week has Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump provoked an armed rebellion against democracy. The final vote was 232 to 1 97. Now all eyes are on the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announcing there will be no trial until after Inauguration Day, but minority Leader Chuck Schumer says there will be an impeachment trial in the Senate in either emergency session. Called by leader McConnell or after January
McConnell rejects emergency session for Trump impeachment trial, making delay until Biden presidency all but certain
"Is approved, as expected, the article of impeachment moves over to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, though, has rejected a call by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to convene the chamber in an emergency session to begin a speedy impeachment trial. Global
A Special Conversation with Congressman Ritchie Torres
"Representative ritchie. Torres is a freshman member of congress. From new york's fifteenth congressional district. He is proudly progressive and proudly pro israel and we had hoped to have him on to talk about how important it is to make that progressive case for israel the riot at the capitol changed our plans unfortunately and he joins us now to talk about what comes next representative torres so much for joining us and honor for me to be here. Last wednesday was extremely scary for all of us. But i can't even imagine what it would have been like to be in the capital for it and we're also not entirely out of the woods yet with possible. Threats still brewing. Think so let me start here and just ask this. How are you holding up. It has been the most draining and disorienting week of my life. If a year ago you had said that. I would become a member of congress during infectious disease outbreak and that i would witness of violent insurrection against the us capital during the electoral college. Vote count and that i would then impeach donald trump. Not only once but twice. I would have said that has the feel of movie. I'm still in a state of shock. And i'm in a state of shock that a sitting president would instigate a violent mob to storm the us capital in an attempt to overturn the results of a presidential election. You are among the members of congress calling for the house to impeach president trump again. Although i suppose this is your first time impeaching him and that's a process that looks set to move forward this week. People are also talking about a resolution censuring ham or demanding resigned or using the twenty fifth or the fourteenth amendment's to remove him from office. What would satisfy you hear. What kind of action do you think that this moment calls for will. The best outcome is removal. And we've presented the vice president would alternate him. Is you invoke the twenty fifth amendment or else. We have no choice but to move forward with impeachment. It is clear that the vice president refuses to invoke the twenty fifth amendment in conjunction with a majority of the cabinet so we have no choice but to impeach donald trump the violent mob. He unleashed on the. Us capital represents unprecedented assault on the separation of powers between the congress and the president. A represents an unprecedented assault on the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next if striking at the core of our constitutional republic is not an impeachable offense. Then what is impeachment for no choice just moments before you and i connected. The new york times reported that senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell is actually pleased with the impending impeachment. do you think with mcconnell. 's implicit blessing. There's actually a chance that the senate might remove president trump from office so there are three outcomes spouse majority is required for impeachment a senate super majority is required for conviction and then once impeach convicted a senate majority is required for disqualification so the ultimate goal is not simply removed donald trump from office but to disqualify him from ever pursuing federal office again because he has shown himself to be a lethal threat to the republic is clear and present danger to the constitutional republic and what about aside from president. Trump are their members of congress. Either with you in the house or in the senate who you think crossed the line in what took place last week. There were several enablers of donald trump in the united states congress and elsewhere who spent months inflaming the disaffected supporters of donald trump. One example is congressman. Mel brooks went to the march and instigated an armed angry mob to vote. Take names and kick ass. He should be held out. We as elected officials have to be mindful of the words believes. What does it mean to be held accountable in this instance though. What does that look like expulsion at the conduct of for me. The attempt to overturn the results of an election the attempt to instigate a violent mob to take over the us capitol if that is not grounds for expulsion. That i honestly don't know what it's these members of congress and donald trump inspired a violent mob that led to the murder of police office was bludgeoned to death by a fire. Extinguisher are their image. Is of a rioter in the senate chamber wearing tactical gear with plastic handcuffs. As though he were planning to take hostages right. I'm convinced that there were rioters. Who were intent on apprehending and assassinating members of congress. The majority leader the speaker and even the vice president is a video of rieter screaming. The vice president should be hanged a news and a gala were erected outside the capitol and the president was tweeting out against his own vice-president in real time while the capitol was under siege was pouring more gasoline on the fire above violence. He put not only congress at rescue. Put the life of his own vice president. Aris one of your fellow freshman members Also said something to the effect of when speaking to people who are concerned about the outcome of the election He said it's okay to threaten them a little right. It's okay to to threaten members of congress a little. This was madison cawthorn from north carolina in addition to representative brooks. Are there other people who you think you know. Their actions kind of rise to a certain level needs to be a conference investigation to determine which members of congress had a role in inciting insurrection. Against the us congress which is disqualifying which should disqualify you from holding office and it's worth pointing out that. There was a deep strain not only racism antisemitism among the elements of the violent bomb. If i recall correctly one or several of the writers had a shirt that read kim auschwitz. You had confederate flags who had symbols of racism and antisemitism white supremacy for aiding the violent mob. That attempted to take over the capital. It should be cause for concern and you know trumpism is going to have more staying power than trump. I worry that violent white nationalism. Violent antisemitism and racism is going to be a fact of life that will continue to haunt us. Now i think of politics as an alternative to violence. Politics is about the resolution of conflict by means other than violence and if there is a set of the population that loses confidence in politics that sees it as illegitimate and trump has convinced them. That it's illegitimate then. That segment is going to resort to violence. The d. legitimation politics is an open invitation to violence. And i think the jewish community in particular has the most state because history has taught us that paranoid. Conspiratorial politics is often a breeding ground fantasy sentences. I know if we have the most at stake or among the most at stake but certainly everything that we saw last week out of that riot was vile but certainly the racism. The anti semitism really terrible to our listeners. Who don't yet follow. Ajc dot global on instagram. I would encourage you to check out the instagram slider that our team put together detailing some of the anti semitism that the congressman talks
House poised to impeach Trump for second time: 'Incitement of insurrection'
"Of Representatives today, five Republican members are expected to vote to impeach Republican President Donald Trump for a second time and in the U. S. Senate. The now majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who will be the future minority leader reportedly has said he will either vote to or not stand the way of voting to convict Donald Trump, which would have the effect of making him ineligible for federal office again. And ends his hopes of running again in 2024.
House poised to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection
"Well is being made today. In washington dc as the house is voting to impeach president trump for a second time. That's one week. After he encouraged a violent mob to fight like hell and attack the capital as members of congress voted to ratify joe biden's electoral college victory and the twenty twenty election the deadly siege so enraged senate majority leader mitch mcconnell that he's now reportedly privately backing impeachment along with a growing number of republicans including congress member liz cheney of wyoming the third ranking republican in the house on tuesday vice president pence rejected a call from the house to invoke the twenty fifth amendment to the constitution to remove trump from office. Meanwhile several republican lawmakers by past metal detectors to enter the house floor. That were installed after last week's attack including the newly elected colorado republican queuing on supporter congress. Member lauren bogart who vowed in a viral video to carry a gun in the capital
These House Republicans say they will vote to impeach Trump
"Liz Cheney draws the ire of fellow Republican Arizona's Andy Biggs, who is a staunch supporter of President Trump's Cheney, the number three Republican in the House says she will vote to impeach Trump. This is crap right here. You can put that down. This is the stupidest thing Biggs, adding she should resign Position is a conference chair. She should not be serving this conference to others. Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger and New York's John Cat Co. Say they want to impeach Trump as well. Morano Honestly, The New York Times reports, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Thinks Trump committed an impeachable offenses and is glad Democrats are moving against him. Tim McGuire, Washington At least three
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
"Adelson are pouring in from prominent Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the casino mogul and GOP donor a remarkable American, former President George W. Bush called Adelson in American Patriot. Sheldon Adelson, the founder of casino company, Las Vegas. Sands has died. He was 87. Adelson recently took a leave of absence from his company to be treated for cancer. The company released a statement saying the cause of death was complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Adelson was raised in a poor section of Boston and rose from selling newspapers to be one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. He was a well known supporter of the Republican Party and President Trump. Boxes.
Analyzing the police response to Washington, DC's Capitol siege
"Around the the riot riot to to the the U. U. S S Capitol, Capitol, especially especially when when it it comes comes to to the the response response by by the the Capitol Capitol Hill Hill Police Police vault. vault. Unfortunately, Unfortunately, lies lies with with the the Capitol Capitol Hill Hill police. police. Even Even President Trump now is critical of the Capitol police. But I think the question is how far up does it go? D C Attorney General Karl Racine and ABC is Pierre Thomas has police knew all about the potential for problems. There were post warning of violence on social media on right wing websites from groups like the Boogaloo and the Proud Boys. The Anti Defamation League put out a release earlier this week. Learning specific threats to members of Congress. More than 50 officers were hurt, clashing with the mob. But they're also videos that appear to show officers moving the barricades aside up. There we go. Another one in a rider Selfie, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, demanding steps to address quote, shocking failures in the Capitol security posture and protocols. For what it's
GOP senator: Trump 'committed impeachable offenses'
"Appears to be growing for a push to impeach President Trump again. In an interview today with Fox News, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said he believes President Trump has committed impeachable offenses tonight. We're gonna give you both sides of the story. California Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu says 180 lawmakers have co sponsor an article of impeachment drafted yesterday. He says House judiciary members will introduce the legislation on Monday. While some Republicans have called for the president's removal from office. Many GOP lawmakers are not expected to vote to impeach the president. Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourn the Senate until at least January 19th, meaning it's highly unlikely that the Senate will take up the articles on the floor before President elect Biden's inauguration. According to our news nation research team. Impeachment could have major implications on the president's ability to run for office again if he chooses to do so in 2024. Article one Section three of the Constitution says If a president is impeached and convicted, the Senate can disqualify him or her from future office. However, it would come down to what happens in the Senate Senators have never convicted. Or removed as sitting president from office.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WTOP
"Mutant strain that's been circulating across the UK has officially made its way here to the U. S. Colorado officials reported the first known case today involving a man in his twenties in Elbert County that's just southeast of Denver. The man has no travel history, according to a tweet from the office of the Colorado governor. There's lot not a lot known about the new covert 19 variant, but scientists in the United Kingdom are warning Is significantly more contagious. We'll have more on this developing story as we get it here on w T o p President elect Joe Biden is criticizing the Trump administration's rollout of Corona virus vaccines and warning the nation of more pain to come. Trump administration's plan is to be vaccines is falling behind far behind, Biden says the administration estimated some 20 million Americans would have gotten shot by month's end. But as of now says only a few million half At that rate, it's going to take years, not months to vaccinate the American people. Biden says he's still a few weeks or being able to get the effort on track. In the meantime, he says, things will get worse before they get better, but promises his administration will mount a much more aggressive effort toward what he hopes is a return to normalcy in the next year. I'm gonna move heaven and Earth to get us going in the right direction. SOCCER MAHOGANY Washington The Senate considered whether to give millions of Americans 2000, Bucks says. Opposed to the $600 okayed in the Corona virus relief bill. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not bite when minority leader Chuck Schumer brought it up for a vote is their objection to the modification of death. Objection is heard. That's all it took, because the vote requires unanimous consent. Still, McConnell did not completely close the door on bigger checks, saying the Senate would begin a process to address the issue. But pressure is mounting on Republicans to green light those big checks because the president wants it. Yet most GOP senators are against it. CBS NEWS Political reporter Adam Brewster reports. There are two notable exceptions there. The Georgia Republicans facing a Senate run off election, and they're siding with the President Georges to Republican incumbent senators now say they support $2000 stimulus checks as part of covert relief. The Republicans.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still pushing a $550 million Republican plan that's failed twice this fall. Let's go to Cairo Radio. Real time traffic. Tracy Taylor. Having a busy afternoon has certainly has definitely slowed everybody down with a couple of blocking problems. First, let's catch up with what's happening on the Maple Valley Highway. For those of you that jump off a four or five to the Maple Valley highway, and you're headed between the four or five interchange and rounding the curve heading closer to the golf course you're gonna run into some restrictions. It's a car versus pole crash. It's happened out there and that's causing some significant delays. And we're looking at a big lineup on south four or five anyway, getting out a new castle. But as you get closer to the Maple Valley Highway, there was an earlier crash there. That was blocking and it sounds like it is still in the left lane. Also earlier problems on highway 99 out here one 45th that was a car versus pedestrian crash, it could still be working out or even still be blocking. Heard heard back from Allenwood PD on that situation, backups himself in a five star from just after 85th. We had some earlier issues out there, 85th that were blocking and those have cleared. We're looking at a line up down Boeing field and heading out to Inter urban from an earlier crash and then again and one at South 200. It's busy on South and 167 after Highway 18 most of the way in towards Pacific Drivers are experiencing some delays on 5 12 more on that in 10 minutes. Traffic brought to you by fix auto collision centers. A traffic accident could be a real headache. Select six Auto Collision centers Help Fix Otto has locations throughout the greater Seattle area. Call 800 Go fix to find locations nearest you. Cairo, Radio, Real time traffic and Tracy Taylor. Cairo Radio forecast calls for sunny skies today with highs in the mid fifties. Right now it's 56 in downtown Seattle. Another Bosch for breaking.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WTOP
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today said he has not been at the White House to talk stimulus relief because of this. I haven't been in the White House since August, 6 And I personally Didn't feel that they were approaching. Protection for Miss illness in the same way that I thought was appropriate for the Senate. Hurricane Delta is about 300 miles south of Louisiana, but it is expected to hit the state tomorrow. Our Maria, very Al is in Lake Charles. This is the fifth time Louisiana has been under a state of emergency. This hurricane season. Southwest Louisiana is going to get more of a punch from this. Then we would like to see for sure Late Charles Mayor Nick Hunter to be facing yet Another hurricane is just a really scary proposition. The mayor tells me he is worried about all of this turning into projectiles. Right now, the city has picked up more than 1.5 million cubic yards of debris. More than a dozen men are under arrest for allegedly plotting to kidnap and kill a state governor. Correspondent Michael George. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke out for the first time after officials revealed 30 18 men had spent months planning to kidnap her. I knew this job would be hard. I'll be honest and never could have imagined anything like this. Six of the men are facing federal charges for their plot to snatch the Democratic governor from her vacation home. According to the criminal complaint. They even discussed assassinating her writing in a message quote, have one person go to her house knock on the door, and when she answers it, just cap her. The Justice Department is suing Gail University alleging race based discrimination against Asian American and white applicants. This is CBS News. Quoting home insurance just got easier with progressives home Quote, Explorer quote and buy online and progressive dot com. Three on this Thursday, October 8th 57 in D C, clear and cooler tonight lows in the mid 40 so low fifties Good evening. I'm kin Duffy the top local stories we're following this hour. Prince George's County is going to remain in phase two of its pandemic recovery plan, and it affects a lot of things, especially this time of year. This year haunted houses they're going to not be allowed to operate. French Georges County is strongly advising against traditional trick or treating this year due to the Corona virus pandemic. Dr George ask you with the county Health Department also says the county will Not will not allow indoor haunted houses this year, Askyou says. There's just too much risk of transmission of the Corona virus. People are most likely going to be crowded in a dark space can't see who's near Who's away from you. Another problem with indoor haunted houses. If it's a good Ana knows you're gonna be screaming at the top of your lungs if you're screaming with it with a virus that's passed on by respiratory droplets. That is a totally inappropriate situation. Kate Brian w T o P News 11 04 New Tonight A Corona virus outbreak quarterly sickening workers and residents at Fairfax County's Juvenile Detention Center and, according to The Washington Post, is raising questions about what measures have been taken to prevent and control an outbreak. More than a dozen juveniles and workers testing positive at the Fairfax City facility since late September, making him one of the worst known outbreaks in a local youth center since To March, Fairfax County leaders telling staff and parents but did not acknowledge it publicly until workers reported it to the post. Three staffers say they were troubled that masks were not given the residents before the outbreak and that classes continued there. After the first cases were found. A spokesperson for Fairfax County's juvenile and domestic Relations Court says it's worked hard to keep infections out of that facility. 11 05 Metro's got major money problems and it's got a lot of safety issues as well, and that's why it's still planning to move ahead with work, which includes closing some station Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld told board members it could not put off safety fixes planned for next year despite projected low revenue due to a lack of riders on the rails. Usually they're telling those basically, even if offices were to open your not plan to come back until the vaccine is available because of that decreased revenue, Metro's board told the transit. Agency to proceed with an F Y 22 budget in the worst case scenario that ridership does not improve, leaving at 400 million lower than its pre pandemic operating budget. Meanwhile, five major closures are slated for next year, starting with the February station closure of Arlington Cemetery Closures of West Hyattsville to Green Belt and DuPont Circle to Van Ness in the summer. Meghan Cloherty w T o P News Also new Tonight. We're learning a little more about why a D C public school principal suddenly left his job, but not much. Richard Tro. Gish was the longtime principal of school without Walls High school in school without walls that Francis Stevens he left yesterday And today, students and parents tuning into a virtual community meeting heard this. He was in a firm in school enrollment in, um, a school without walls. Acetone Arses, D C public schools chief of secondary schools he would not allow Elaborate beyond that, because, he says, it's a confident personnel matter. Instructional Superintendent Sean Stover will serve as acting principal for both schools over the next three weeks until two interim principals can be chosen one for each school. Coming up after traffic and weather. A former member of the Trump White House talks about the possible reasons why the Koven 19 outbreak to place on the grounds 11 07 new is everywhere at Potomac Shores, the new home community just 30 miles from D. C..
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on AP News
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a vote on a smaller Corona virus Economic relief bill. Today We're releasing a targeted proposal that focuses on several Of the most urgent aspects of this crisis. Issues where bipartisanship should be especially possible. Rochester, New York, police chief and top deputy chief suddenly retire midnight. Lee protest over the city's handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude chief Laurent Singletary says critics have tried to destroy by character and integrity. Merritt. Lovely warrant, While the timing and tenor of these resignations is difficult We have faced tough times before. I truly believe that we will get through this. Prue died several days after an encounter with police in March there been nightly protests. It's the release of a body cam video showing officers handcuffing a naked prude, putting a hood over his head to stop him from spitting. Been holding him down until he stopped breathing. Seven people are dead in a shooting yesterday at an illegal marijuana growing operation and rule Southern California, Riverside County Sheriff's deputies found one woman suffering from gunshot wounds and the bodies of six of their people at the house. She later died in a local hospital. This is AP News. Georges. Top elections officials says his office is looking into the possibility of double voting in the June primary hears that Donahue with Mohr, Brad Ravan's Berger says there were potentially about 1000 cases where someone submitted an absentee ballot and also voted in person is really the voter that bears responsibility for that. They mailed back their ballot. They knew that they had a ballot that was back. They knew what they were doing. It's not immediately clear whether the outcome of any Racists may have been affected. Double voting is a felony. So you're facing a minimum of one year in prison up to 10 years and a fine of up to $100,000 Last week, President Trump suggested people who vote early by mail should show up at their local polling place is Election Day and vote again if their ballots haven't been counted. I'm a Donahue the Forest Service says 14. Firefighters in bulldozer operators have been hurt fighting a fire in Northern California. Three are hospitalized. This is a time to McGuire AP News Corona virus. Update. I'm to McGuire villain AP News MINUTE President Trump claims to be on top of the pandemic. We've done a great job with Govett. We've done a great job with the China virus, A greatjob Trump again mentioned his desire for the early arrival of a vaccine, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says, even with the president, voicing his hopes for the vaccine to be available before the election. He's not trying to pressure the drug makers or the FDA. The facts just do not back that up. Lots of rhetoric backs it up. But the facts do not the top executives at the nine pharmaceutical companies involved in finding a vaccine and pledged that they will thoroughly test their possible vaccines for both safety and effectiveness in order to protect the public and to ensure that the vaccines will work. With both the White House It's GOP allies and the congressional Democrats still far apart on a Corona virus relief package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling for the Senate to vote on a smaller proposal. I'm Tim Maguire. AP News I'm too Maguire. Hi Tech stocks take another beating on the markets, the NASDAQ lost more than 4% of value, dropping 465 points. The Dow slipped, 632 points, a 2.2% loss and the SNP fell 95. That's a 2.8% loss. Apple sank 6.7% and Microsoft pulled 5.4% lower. Critics have long been saying technology stocks were too high. President Trump has been talking about having Corona virus vaccine as early as next month. Visor CEO Albert Borland tells NBC's today show test results could be possible by then. Right now. We are model of Bass case predicts that we were have an answer in by the end of October. Boyle and eight other pharmaceutical companies, CEOs have pledged not to release any vaccine until after it has been thoroughly tested for both safety and effectiveness. The president traveled to Jupiter, Florida to extend a ban on oil drilling offshore of Florida will always defend the Everglades, and we will always safeguard the magnificent Florida coastline. The trip comes as Trump steps up his traveled to battleground states eight weeks before the election. In Florida. He's headed for a campaign rally tonight in North Carolina. Trump is considering using some of his personal money for the campaign. Maybe Washington correspondent Soccer Pagani has Mohr. Yeah, I have to, I would. The president isn't saying just how much of his own cash she'd be willing to invest Whatever it takes. We have to win. One prominent GOP donor, says campaign officials have told him the president's considering investing as much as $100 million of his own money. In a bid to excite other donors and supporters as polls show him trailing Joe Biden. SOCCER Megane Washington Three teenagers are charged with the shooting deaths of two undercover Cleveland police detective and another man during what investigators say was a robbery attempt. This is AP News The police chief of Rochester, New York, and his top deputy chief, suddenly retire Mayor Lovely, Warren tells W H A. M. I am confirming That Chief Franz Singletary today announced his retirement. Along with commando more, Vito. I want to thank chief Singletary and Commander more beetle for their service. We appreciate them. There have been demands for the resignation of police officials since the police body Cam video emerged showing officers putting a spit hood over Daniel Prudes head after he was stopped while running naked down a city street back in March. He was held down for some two minutes before he stopped breathing. Prue died a week later. Last week near Warren said Singletary misrepresented the events to her. The state's attorney general's office has been investigating since April. Tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans keepers don't know yet the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla. I'm to McGuire AP News Amid gridlock over another Corona virus relief package, Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this week on a scaled down version. Hopes for passing what would be the fifth. The relief bill are dimming the two parties air sharply at odds over the packages scope, with Democrats pushing for more than $2 trillion in aid. McConnell's bill is about a quarter of that targeted proposal that focuses on several Of the most urgent aspects of this crisis, like school aid and money for vaccines and testing. Democrats like Patrick Leahy want farm or he calls McConnell's page woefully inadequate. This proposal isn't skinny. It's anemic. Democrats are sure to block the bill during a test vote Thursday. Soccer Megane Washington hopes for passing what would be the fifth the relief bill are dimming. Two parties air sharply at odds over the packages scope, with Democrats pushing for more than $2 trillion in aid. McConnell's bill is about a quarter of that targeted proposal that focuses on several Of the most urgent aspects of this crisis, like school aid and money for vaccines and testing. Democrats like Patrick Leahy want farm or me equals McConnell's page. Woefully inadequate. This proposal isn't skinny. It's anemic. Democrats are sure to block the bill during a test vote Thursday. Soccer Megane Washington Brad Ravan's Berger says there were potentially about 1000 cases where someone submitted an absentee ballot and also voted in person is really the voter. That bears responsibility for that they mailed back their ballot. They knew that they had a ballot that was back. They knew what they were doing. It's not immediately clear whether the outcome of any racist may have been affected. Voting is a felony..
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WTOP
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also spoke highly of Lewis, who represented Georgia in Congress for more than three decades. Even though the world around him gave him every cause for bitterness. He's stubbornly treated everyone With respect. In another development, McConnell and Republican senators have released details of their new legislation to address the pandemic. It includes a $1200 stimulus check but a proposed reduction in unemployment benefits from $600 a week to $200 a week on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T o P New Mohr on that Republican plan in a moment, but first DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton tells w T o p tonight. How meaningful The service for John Lewis was for her today, the very moving ceremony we had today in the House of references. Manages was perhaps most moving when John's own voice was played, and we heard John speak in the way. We perhaps have only seen on television and that part of the ceremony today was so moving that although people don't usually applaud after people speak, people rose to their feet with rounds of applause that looked like it would not stop D c delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, see and read more at w t o p dot com. Well. Democrats are voicing strong opposition to this Republican proposal that would slash unemployment benefits for Americans laid off in the Corona virus pandemic. The bill would cut federal unemployment benefits from $600 per week to 200. It would then require states to adopt a new system of capping unemployment to 70%. Vel workers prior earnings for Democrats. It's a nonstarter with Senate Minority Leader TRUCK Schumer, calling it totally in addicts. CBS News correspondent Steve Dorsey in Washington full coverage this week from our Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill and from CBS News and the other resource is here in the W T. O P newsroom. The Corona virus has reached the highest level of the United States government. National Security adviser Robert O'Brien has tested positive for covert 19. The White House says he has mild symptoms and has been In self isolating and working from a secure off site location. They say there's no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president and the work of the National Security Council will continue, But the questions are continuing as well. And the main question is just how serious is the president's inner circle? Taking this situation? Robert O'Brien is the highest ranking official. In the U. S government to contracted and in very close contact with the president. W T O P NATIONAL security correspondent J. J.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will take up the justice act as soon as next week as he urged Democrats to work with Republicans will join us and getting on the bill and trying to move forward in the way the Senate does move forward when I try to actually get around on the legislation would encourage police to stop using chokeholds and links federal funding to increased use of body cameras it does not include a provision that would make it easier to sue police officers and civil court something Democrats want Rachel Sutherland fox six some Democrats say the GOP proposals don't go far enough South Carolina senator Tim Scott led creation of the proposals and says they're open to conversation the widespread push for reform is having an impact at the grocery store the owner of the uncle Ben's brand of rice says they'll evolve in response to concerns about racial stereotyping this just hours after Quaker oats announced its aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mixes will be retired the justice department is trying to block John Bolton's book from coming out by suing now the publisher for the president's former national security adviser is reacting Simon and Schuster writing in a statement that the lawsuit is nothing more than the latest in a long running series of efforts by the administration to quash publication of a book it deems unflattering to the president the publisher says that John Bolton has worked in full cooperation with the NSC and its pre publication review to address its concerns the lawsuit claims that the president's former national security adviser agreed not to publish any classified information without proper approval fox's John decker in Washington America.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTOK
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested last week that states that find themselves in financial hardship due to the corona virus outbreak should consider filing for bankruptcy that drew sharp criticism from several governors White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on ABC's this week Sunday that he fully expects the states and the federal government to find a solution you know I'm just an economist but it feels like the constitution doesn't really allows states to declare bankruptcy and so that what's going to have to happen is that they're going to have to work things out and the federal government's gonna probably have to help them to I know president trump is open to negotiating a bipartisan way as he as he has been in the in the previous bills of twenty six point five million people have filed first time unemployment claims in the last five weeks this as gas prices drop the average U. S. price of regular grade gasoline fell nine cents over the past two weeks to a dollar ninety three per gallon meanwhile governor Andrew Cuomo says three hundred and sixty seven more people have died from the corona virus in New York state despite calling the number horrific the governor says it was less than half the daily number recorded at the height of the health crisis when people get the fax and they trust the facts in the understand the facts they do the right thing and that is a lesson that I hope people remember after this is all over and China reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the twelfth day in a row a total of seven hundred and twenty three people remain hospitalized and just under a thousand are being kept in isolation America is listening to fox.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested last week that states that find themselves in financial hardship due to the corona virus outbreak should consider filing for bankruptcy that drew sharp criticism from several governors White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on ABC's this week Sunday that he fully expects the states and the federal government to find a solution you know I'm just an economist but it feels like the constitution doesn't really allow states to declare bankruptcy and so that what's gonna have to happen is that they're going to have to work things out and the federal government's kind of probably have to help them to I know president trump is open to negotiating a bipartisan way as he as he has been in the in the previous bills of twenty six point five million people have filed first time unemployment claims in the last five weeks this as gas prices drop the average U. S. price of regular grade gasoline fell nine cents over the past two weeks to a dollar ninety three per gallon meanwhile governor Andrew Cuomo says three hundred and sixty seven more people have died from the corona virus in New York state despite calling the number horrific the governor says it was less than half the daily number recorded at the height of the health crisis when people get the fax and they trust the facts in the understand the facts they do the right thing and that is a lesson that I hope people remember after this is all over and China reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the twelfth day in a row a total of seven hundred and twenty three people remain hospitalized and just under a thousand are being kept in isolation America is listening to fox news there are everyday actions from the for the central credit union home loans traffic.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested last week that states that find themselves in financial hardship due to the corona virus outbreak should consider filing for bankruptcy that drew sharp criticism from several governors White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on ABC's this week Sunday that he fully expects the states and the federal government to find a solution you know I'm just an economist but it feels like the constitution doesn't really allow states to declare bankruptcy and so that what's gonna have to happen is that they're going to have to work things out and the federal government's gonna probably have to help them to I know president trump is open to negotiating a bipartisan way isn't as he has been in the in the previous bills of twenty six point five million people have filed first time unemployment claims in the last five weeks this as gas prices drop the average U. S. price of regular grade gasoline fell nine cents over the past two weeks to a dollar ninety three per gallon meanwhile governor Andrew Cuomo says three hundred and sixty seven more people have died from the corona virus in New York state despite calling the number horrific the governor says it was less than half the daily number recorded at the height of the health crisis when people get the fax and they trust the facts in the understand the facts they do the right thing and that is a lesson that I hope people remember after this is all over and China reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the twelfth day in a row a total of seven hundred and twenty three people remain hospitalized and just under a thousand are being kept in isolation America is listening to fox.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested last week that states that find themselves in financial hardship due to the corona virus outbreak should consider filing for bankruptcy that drew sharp criticism from several governors White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on ABC's this week Sunday that he fully expects the states and the federal government to find a solution you know I'm just an economist but it feels like the constitution doesn't really allows states to declare bankruptcy and so that what's going to have to happen is that they're going to have to work things out and the federal government's gonna probably have to help them to I know president trump is open to negotiating in a bipartisan way as he as he has been in the in the previous bills of twenty six point five million people have filed first time unemployment claims in the last five weeks this as gas prices drop the average U. S. price of regular grade gasoline fell nine cents over the past two weeks to a dollar ninety three per gallon meanwhile governor Andrew Cuomo says three hundred and sixty seven more people have died from the corona virus in New York state despite calling the number horrific the governor says it was less than half the daily number recorded at the height of the health crisis when people get the fax and they trust the facts in the understand the facts they do the right thing and that is a lesson that I hope people remember after this is all over and China reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the twelfth day in a row a total of seven hundred and twenty three people remain hospitalized and just under a thousand are being kept in isolation America is listening to fox news temperatures are pretty close to where they need to be for this time of year will fall back to around fifty under partly cloudy skies will kick off the work week with sunshine added up to around seventy degrees clear skies again for.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested last week that states that find themselves in financial hardship due to the corona virus outbreak should consider filing for bankruptcy that drew sharp criticism from several governors White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on ABC's this week Sunday that he fully expects the states and the federal government to find a solution you know I'm just an economist but it feels like the constitution doesn't really allow states to declare bankruptcy and so that was going to have to happen is that they're gonna have to work things out and the federal government's gonna probably have to help them to I know president trump is open to negotiating a bipartisan way as he as he has been in the in the previous bills twenty six point five million people have filed first time unemployment claims in the last five weeks this as gas prices drop the average U. S. price of regular grade gasoline fell nine cents over the past two weeks to a dollar ninety three per gallon meanwhile governor Andrew Cuomo says three hundred and sixty seven more people have died from the corona virus in New York state despite calling the number horrific the governor says it was less than half the daily number recorded at the height of the health crisis when people get the fax and they trust the facts in the understand the facts they do the right thing and that is a lesson that I hope people remember after this is all over and China reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the twelfth day in a row a total of seven hundred and twenty three people remain hospitalized and just under a thousand are being kept in isolation America is listening to fox.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KOMO
"The Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that bill will be voted on in the Senate today then it goes back to the house where it's expected to pass quickly president trump has made clear he wants to sign that bill right away so the money should start flowing very soon D. B. C.'s Terry Moran president trump wants the United States to be reopened less than a month from right now what a great time line this would be Easter is a time line what a great time line but the deadly virus is still spreading and the nation's top expert Dr Anthony Fauci offering a different view that's really very flexible we we just had a conversation with the president in the oval office talking about you know you could look at the date that you got to be very flexible on on the on it literally day by day and week by week basis you need to evaluate the feasibility of what you're trying to do health officials also alarmed at the infection rate in New York City the epicenter of the pandemic in the US sixty percent of the country's new cases come from right here and now new guidelines for anyone who recently got out everybody who was in New York should be self quarantining for the next fourteen days to ensure that the virus doesn't spread to others no matter where they have gone whether it's Florida North Carolina or out to you far far reaches of Long Island governor Andrew Cuomo says he looks at stats every night and now believes the virus's peak in New York will be faster and higher than expected saying hospitals without reinforcements may run out of critical supplies in two weeks Freeman was sending four hundred regulators really what am I going what am I going to do with four hundred ventilators when I need thirty thousand the White House pushing back C. four thousand ventilators are being delivered I ask governor Cuomo about the president's new timeline to president trump what would your message be about balancing the economy versus making sure this no longer spreads.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says at last I believe we're on the five yard line top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer sees the offense moving closer to a score right now we're on the two for hours top administration officials including treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin had been meeting with congressional negotiators on a final package expected to total nearly two trillion dollars providing economic stimulus for families hospitals small businesses and corporations on Capitol Hill Jared Halpern fox news anchor Jack vice president Mike pence focusing on New York once all new Yorkers traveling elsewhere to self isolate the fourteen days the White House saying that's kind of the epicenter of the country right now in their efforts to flatten the coronavirus curve the Olympics now officially being delayed gonna happen in twenty twenty one Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave saying today he's reached an agreement with the international Olympic committee to delay the Summer Games for about a year due to the crown of virus here in the state the effects are being felt in unemployment lines the number of claims weekly claims skyrocketing it was expected delta department sees an average of thirty five hundred applicants now this week twenty nine thousand leaders at the department of economic security say they're doing everything possible to get ours on its benefits as soon as possible the writing staff reading over time in order to include the written meet the response I should say of the increase in jobless claims looking at your numbers now today a good day to do that the Dow up twenty one thirteen the S. and P. up two hundred and ten points the nasdaq up five hundred and fifty seven schedule look at traffic.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who says each side gets the same rules and same amount of time the president's lawyers will finally receive a level playing field with house Democrats and we'll finally be able to present the president's case finally some fairness he also wants to leave the decision on calling witnesses until after the case is presented by both sides once you hear those initial presentations the only conclusion will be that the president has done absolutely nothing wrong and that these articles of impeachment do not begin to approach the standard required by the constitution attorney pets of Bologna leading the president's defense team a congressman Adam Schiff the lead house manager says the president is guilty conduct that abuse is the power of his office for personal benefit that undermines our national security that invites foreign interference in our democratic process of an election it is the tri factor of constitutional misconduct justifying impeachment those comments moments ago during the start of two hours of debate on the proposed rules Democrats plan to propose amendments which will be followed by a recess another two hours of debate in a closed session to work on getting a final proposal to a vote a process that could last well into the night president trump meantime is in Switzerland holding a day of meetings at the World Economic Forum getting along very well I would say we've never been closer with Pakistan and we are right now add during a meeting with Pakistan's prime minister stocks are now a lot lower the Dow is.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTOK
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may now have the votes to block witness testimony in any Senate impeachment trial Republican senator Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski tell reporters the bank Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's position that the Senate should fall the president of the nineteen ninety nine Clinton impeachment trial that means the Senate would wait later in the process before addressing the issue of additional witnesses at the outset of a Senate trial including national security adviser John Bolton Bolton says he would testify in a potential trial if you received a subpoena but Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says any Republican opposition to calling witnesses would quote make absolutely clear they are participating in a cover up in Washington Jon Mandel functioning for adults are getting vaccinated against the potentially cancer causing sexually transmitted virus human papilloma virus also called H. P. V. is a sexually transmitted infection that could cause cervical cancer in females while controversy surrounds inoculating young girls against the virus the number of adults men and women getting the vaccine is sharply on the rise according to the national center for health statistics in twenty thirteen about one out of five adults were getting one round of the vaccination but by twenty eighteen it doubled over all white men and women were more likely to get vaccinated than black or Hispanic Americans have been brown fox news groups of drones have been spotted buzzing over parts of rural northeast Colorado in western Nebraska for the last several weeks now federal officials are working with state and local authorities try and find out who's behind them the drones reportedly flying in read like patterns of groups of six to ten the Federal Aviation Administration the airforce the army of the Drug Enforcement Administration of all said they have no information about the aircraft but it's not the to the your blood Jack Callahan this is fox news.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sharing how he feels the death of general Kissam so the money should be viewed we should welcome death and its complications of terror on terrorism industrial complex but we must remain vigilant a former national security adviser is ready to testify in the impeachment trial of president trump if the subpoena John Bolton said in a statement that after careful consideration he would be willing to testify Bolton previously said he would not testify before the house intelligence committee during its impeachment investigation unless she was subpoenaed and the judge ordered him to defy the White House Boeing will be paying American Airlines some of the revenue they lost because of the grounding of their seven thirty seven MAX airliners the exact amount has not been publicized by the airline but it says a thirty million dollar employee sharing fund will begin paying out starting next year Brian should again be seen newsradio over two hundred fifty thousand podcasts play here on the I heart podcast channel more podcasts after the tech roundup from NBC news Samsung announcing over the weekend that they'll be making an announcement about their next flagship phone next month in San Francisco the focus of the event will probably be about the new galaxy S. flagship phone which could get renamed from the galaxy S. eleven to the S. twenty to represent the year twenty twenty rumors suggesting that it upgraded foldable phone and a five G. phone could be on the way Amazon's fire TV streaming devices surpassing more than forty million active users that's a few more than the second most popular streaming video product company roku which at thirty two million active users in September Alexa will soon be riding shotgun in more cards it was on expanding its echo auto platform forming partnerships with Lamborghini in ready on also the latest version of the fire TV addition will be added into the car infotainment systems of future BMW's and fiat Chrysler and lastly drivers will soon be able to pay for gas at all eleven thousand Exxon and Mobil stations just by saying Alexei pay for gas tech report Larry Olson NBC news radio you're hearing one of over two hundred fifty thousand podcasts available to you right now all for free by downloading I heart radio this is the I heart podcast channel.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Ago Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published probably the finest men more of life in the Senate that I have ever read the long game it's indeed among the finest political memoirs I've ever read has been a couple of hours with him van in may of twenty sixteen talking about the book now the long game is out in paperback with a brand new introduction by president Donald Trump it's perfectly timed and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined me this morning good morning center congratulations on the new addition and the new introduction good morning glad to be with you the the long game is pretty interestingly time for an impeachment that seems to me to be the opposite of your cardinal rule which is you can start too late but you can never start too early the Democrats start too early on impeachment later well I think the speaker actually didn't really want to do it but she got drug into this position by the overwhelming love for nature of her new conference and then she decided well I need to get it over quickly filled a narrowed it down to these two articles that are really quite weak and I get to that is that is they're going to do it on yeah it is I'm gonna come back and talk about judges because the president wrote about that in the introduction but I want to play for you first a little clip that my producer Dwayne put together it's forty seconds long you'll recognize the voices I dont care I swore an oath on the Senate floor to uphold defend the constitution United States and if I don't hold this president accountable and I'm I'm violating my old so the politics be damned right now I believe it is appropriate for this impeachment for you to go forward I think it should have happened earlier but we're here now let's do it it's very clear the strong case for for impeachment and removal I have made it very clear that this is impeachable contact and I've called for an impeachment proceeding I believe that from should be impeached I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment leader McConnell that senators Booker Elizabeth Warren Michael Bennett Amy cover sure Bernie Sanders and Kamel Heris they've all made up their minds they want the president out why are you being a cues hard to think when we got six Democrats running for president of support impeachment it's really level if that works L. lecturing me about not being able to take a note or impartiality think these presidential candidates are partial this is a political this is a political exercise that the words in the constitution are crimes and misdemeanors are best but misleading in the sense that the the boundary road in our town describing what kind of offense would warrant impeachment the truth the matter as impeachment is whatever a majority of the house it is in a given moment orchard fortunately that is true the country we have only rarely pull the trigger on impeachment and I hope the fact that this week Kays room beach but doesn't mean this is going to become routine in the future right that is the danger and here's the other danger if you wake up in the morning and you watch morning Joe you're gonna see a completely different version of American if you wake him up in the morning and watch fox and friends I mean completely different narratives completely different views I try and get him both on the radio show is that true world media dangerous for the country is it impacting the Senate look at it you know we've had brokers free speech here from the beginning of the country the big difference now is everybody gets gets a heavy dose of it and we'll we'll be okay we'll make it through this area this is a very extensive partisanship but we've had those at times throughout our history and we always move all of the with that when the public gets chart of this level of partisanship believe me the politicians will change their approach because they will want to win elections I have a column in The Washington Post this morning senator McConnell that argues twenty sixteen was a four quake that's what we call them out in in California the real shock is coming in November much like the Brits had a four quake in the leave vote and the real election was held last week and Boris one do you think president trump is headed towards reelection well I certainly hope so I think we've done an excellent job and jump point here I think you and I will go back to the judges at because there's an after work with my new paperback edition Charlie about the accomplishment of president trump and the guy you're talking to with regard to a lifetime appointments to the judiciary that job number one we have current form the judiciary in a major way and I do US circuit I was going to go there right now the president wrote in your introduction Mitch recognizes idea that since judges enjoy life tenure the impact of judicial nominations can be felt for thirty years or more transforming the federal judiciary is the ultimate long game a hundred and twenty District Court judges fifty appeals court judges to Supreme Court justices that's remarkable it is and it just to put it and and perspective the president Obama appointed fifty five circuit judges in eight years president trump with our Senate confirmation a done fifty in three years so they is dramatic what these men and women have in common is they're all young they're all smart I have a percentage of them the Supreme Court park they'll be on the court for a very long time and what they have in common is what judges scolaire used to say the job is judged to follow the law and the constitution you would think that wouldn't be a such a quite notion but the most democratic appointees that's been their approach of president Obama tipped his hand when he said he wanted to appoint judges who had empathy well that's great if you're the litigant firm the judge has up there not so good if you are I still believe that most of my colleagues in media certainly my colleague in the law profession understand this and those who teach at law school like I do but fifty appeals court judges means about a hundred and fifty total years on the bench thirty years per charge they make about a hundred votes one way or the other in the course of the year so it's about a hundred and fifty thousand voted three hundred thousand votes swing if those judges have been appointed by secretary Clinton it's actually quite a landslide effect on American a lot do you do your colleagues in the Senate even understand how vast the difference this means well that's a good way of putting it another statistic one out of every four the US circuit judges in the country I've been put on the bench in the last three years so we do believe with the second trump term and it continued Senate Republican majority we can transform the courts even even further let me give an early Christmas present to everyone is listening if there is a vacancy by retirement or any other reason in the year coming up it I believe it is your position you will fill it because the majority is in the hands of the party of the president of my right you are entirely correct and people chose to counter misinterpret what I said at twenty six K. you have to go back to the eighteen eighties the last time the Supreme Court vacancy occurring in the middle of a presidential election year was confirmed by the Senate of a different party and then the president it is so yes we would we would certainly confirm a new justice if we have that opportunity and we're gonna continued obviously to fill the circuit and District Court erred in Vegas is as their core right up until the end of next year senator McConnell let me do some special pleading for my old state California there's some great nominees like Rick Richmond and mark scars seen others who haven't gotten a hearing yet certainly have gotten a vote is there any reason that the California different judges for which there is a desperate need have not moved forward well the district judges we still have what's called the blue slip and what that means is the is it straight with a democratic senator helped sign off on it so what typically happens is the administration in a state where there are democratic senators at the District Court level usually make a deal and split them and I know the administration and I work here deals with the sound turned and errors and hopefully we'll get until they will they will not all be the same type judges that were doing and concerted level where the so called blue slip but is the permission slip is no longer required so the leader McConnell I want to go back to the state of politics the judicial achievement has been done without support of Democrats it was a straight party line vote on judges Cavanaugh it's going to be a straight part I actually think he actually got to the center from West Virginia it's going to be a straight party line vote on impeachment is that your prediction yeah I don't think so but certainly shaken up that way in the house to the hoping that we will not lose any Republicans when it comes over to the center now I I was originally in favor of a long trial I have been persuaded that that's a bad mistake do you think you've persuaded the president of that yeah I think so look if if you get to a point here where enough is enough if we go down to the witness I have yeah we probably call people that would like to hear from but they'll be trying to get the vice president the secretary of state John Bolton the former national security adviser if you get the Kerr of this could go on endlessly and what we know is how we know how to put a and right now we know the president I don't be removed all those so the question is just how long do we want this to it could be posted on the American people I what I think we ought to do is listen to the arguments have a period of written questions and then vote on the two articles of impeachment and in an impeachment proceeding of the Senate fifty one senators decide every target mobile majority situation and as soon as fifty one senators is out that part about I want a blue all of that will happen have you had a chance to read the president's letter to Nancy Pelosi at actually I have it hello what is the well it's six let it's the six pages long it took me three segments to read the whole thing and it is the complete summation of his view of the world an accurate and authentic obviously written by himself for dictated it is it's being condemned on the left it's being cheered on the right it's a classic what we have in America now two world views but while half of the country supports them in half the country HM ninety five percent of the elite media item so we're not getting it a true reaction to it but I have one guy calling from your home town of Louisville so he's going to go to work print off copies and give it to everyone so I I suppose you'll be teaching at the McConnell center for years and years to come I don't know what else this can be said the president's now weighed in how long will this take well it shouldn't take that long but just for one thing it may make centers of station to get available with this under the.