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How Republican Governors Are Responding to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

NPR News Now

01:03 min | 2 months ago

How Republican Governors Are Responding to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

"President biden's vaccine mandates for larger businesses and federal workers. Continue to face pushback from republican governors. Arkansas governor is hutchinson tells. nbc's meet the press. A federal mandate in. His state will backfire. We're all together in trying to get an increased level of vaccination out in the population. The problem is that. I'm trying to overcome resistance. But the president's actions in a mandate hardens the resistance but npr's mara liasson says. The white house sees the same. Republican states have long had mandates for other vaccines and current vaccine resistance is already dug in. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country and in our politics cova vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it. On the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden.

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Vaccine Mandates Face New Lawsuits

NPR News Now

00:55 sec | 2 months ago

Vaccine Mandates Face New Lawsuits

"Republican governors are promising a legal fight over president biden's new vaccine mandates for big companies and federal employees. But npr's mara liasson says the white house has calculated the benefits for the public and biden's presidency outweigh the pushback. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country in in our politics co vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it on the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden. And i think the president now believes the most important thing for him to do as president is to get the virus under control because it's not just a public health emergency it also threatens the country's economic recovery and that is the key to success for biden's own political fortunes npr's mara

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House Riot Committee Provokes Partisan War

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

House Riot Committee Provokes Partisan War

"Hill, The 1st January sixth commission hearing is Tuesday. This at the same time prosecutions are moving through the justice system. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and top House Republican Kevin McCarthy remain at odds over the panel. As NPR's Mara Liasson tells us, this is the state of play in Washington at the moment, I think That the January 6th investigations really illustrate the deep divide that we have in this country. Nothing illustrates a better actually, we have the worst attack on the capital since 18 12. And the decision about whether or not to investigate. It has become completely partisan. We have Republicans voting against the independent Commission and against this special Select committee, Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House, appointed to Republicans to that committee, both of whom disagreed with the committee's existence in the first place. NPR's Mara Liasson reporting.

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"mara liasson" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:21 min | 6 months ago

"mara liasson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Could have unintended consequences because, he says, politics can change very quickly as well. I think my memory that West Virginia was a lock state for Democrats in presidential elections, you know, and Senate elections. There might be a reason for making these changes. But the reason for making these changes is not the short term political advantage of the Democratic or Republican Party. In the past, however, short term political advantage was generally the main reason changes in the rules have been made. And right now a majority of people in both parties for different reasons think the system isn't fair to them. We've been listening to NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson and Mara. Is there something happening? That makes Republicans ever more reliant on these techniques of minority rule? Well, sure the population is changing, and the population is getting younger and browner and more female and more single and they keep losing the aggregate popular vote in presidential elections so they rely on the Electoral college. Certainly, they rely on the Senate, which is enshrined in the Constitution to give the minority party a lot of rights and in terms of partisan gerrymandering. As the population changes. They are using the laws that govern drawing district lines to make sure that even if they lose the popular vote statewide, they still end up with more state legislature seats or congressional seats. Mara. Thanks for your reporting on this. It's really important. You're welcome. That's NPR's Mara Liasson. Mara will have more on minority rule this afternoon. The Electoral College, which is health Republicans in recent elections, is also at the heart of the debate over GOP state laws about vote counting. You can hear her report on the Electoral College on all things considered. This is NPR news, Joe McConnell, with Bay Area traffic.

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COVID-19: A Potential Coverup and a Potential Bioweapon

The Dan Bongino Show

01:49 min | 6 months ago

COVID-19: A Potential Coverup and a Potential Bioweapon

"I asked the question. I would think any sound sane journalists and there are so few of them left. Right now would be asking The questions are very simple one. Is there a criminal investigation going into what I believe was a cover up. An effort by the United States government and people within it. To scuttle an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus and the potential of a lab leak. And secondly, the big, bold Holy can't say it on the air question. Was it a bioweapon? Now I know the left were not allowed to ask that which again makes me only want to ask you more because there's really nothing you can say to get me to stop asking stuff. You know, I've after 46 years I've been smart enough to make my own life boycott resistant. I just don't care anymore. And the most dangerous people on the planet are those that just don't care about left the spears. Did we finance a bioweapon? Now? What made me think of this whole show today? Well, my life is 1 24 hour cycle of show preparation. I'd even do it my dreams because I love talking to you and making sure I never ever waste your time. And yesterday. I'm listening to Fox News and Mara Liasson who's a pretty left leaning? I don't know if journalists I don't know who to call the journalist anymore these days. But she was on the fox show and she was, you know, giving the left this point of view, and she said at one point, like, okay, you know, maybe there's something to this lab leafing like to finally admitting it. You know, a year too late, you know? No. Gee, thanks. But then she says, But you know, she kind of hits that and she says, Well, you know, we got to separate that, though. From the conspiracy theories about this thing being a bioweapon, I thought, there you go. There you go, folks. Producer Jim right. Any time they say something is a conspiracy theory. What does that mean? What does that mean? That means it's time to

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President Biden Meets With Lawmakers on Infrastructure Plan

The Daily

00:59 sec | 7 months ago

President Biden Meets With Lawmakers on Infrastructure Plan

"Meeting on infrastructure today at the White House as the president tries to build consensus around his signature legislative initiative. NPR's Mara Liasson reports, Biden is stressing his desire for a bipartisan result. President Biden wants Congress to fund big investments and physical and human infrastructure. This meeting was with a group of Republican and Democratic members of Congress, all of whom had once been mayors or governors. The president said. That means they understand the importance of infrastructure at a local level. I am prepared to compromise where we can do let me get together on The package, but there's a lot of needs. The talks are focusing on what's in the package popular proposals such as upgrading roads, bridges and broadband, but also the contentious issue of how to pay for it. President wants to raise taxes on corporations and people making over $400,000 a year. Republicans are for investing in some forms of infrastructure, but they don't want to raise taxes to pay for it.

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Biden to give primetime address to honor pandemic anniversary

WNYC Programming

00:30 sec | 9 months ago

Biden to give primetime address to honor pandemic anniversary

"Announcing that President Biden will make his first primetime national address Thursday more from NPR's Mara Liasson. Thursday's the first anniversary of the cove ID shutdowns, and Biden has paid special attention to marking milestones, both grim and hopeful. During the pandemic. He held a ceremony to honor the half a million fatalities from Cove it and the 50 million vaccines administered against it. Thursday is also the one year anniversary of the World Health Organization. Declaring Cove in 19 a pandemic.

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Mayor Turner says many Houston-area residents remain without water, despite water pressure being normalized

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

Mayor Turner says many Houston-area residents remain without water, despite water pressure being normalized

"Mara Liasson NPR News. Most of Texas has its water back after deadly winter stores barreled through the South last week. About a million people are still out. But Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says even though water treatment plants are back online, it doesn't mean people have water. Even though the power has been restored. And even though the water pressure has normalized for many people across our region, they have busted pipes. They had to turn off the water, and they're still in need of water and food. The water problems are not limited to Texas. The Associated Press reports more than 40,000 water customers in Louisiana lack water, so the

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Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

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03:12 min | 10 months ago

Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

"President biden is on the road this week. He wants congress to pass his one point nine trillion dollar covert relief package. And so he's making the case for it directly to american citizens last night. He was in wisconsin for a town hall produced by cnn. and host. anderson. Cooper asked the question. When is every american. Who wants it going to be able to get vaccine by the end of july this year. Npr national political correspondent. Mara liasson is good morning mar. Good morning joe. Biden took a lot of questions about vaccines and also a lot of questions about when schools are going to reopen. How yes school. Openings have become a really controversial issue and a potential vulnerability for the white house. The republicans have been saying that biden is not being aggressive enough on something that too. Many americans is the most important signal of getting back to normal. In addition to the many reasons why it's important for kids and parents to get schools open and one of the reasons that this could be potentially damaging for the white house is that the president's press secretary had set a remarkably low bar of what biden meant by school opening. She said that he wants half of them. Having in person instruction one day per week by the end of his first one hundred days last night biden said that was a mistake in communications. He wants to see k. Through eight classes back five days a week. Here's what he said. We'll be close to that. At the end of the first hundred days you'd have a significant percentage them being able to be opened my rent. My guess is they're going to probably be pushing to open all for all summer to continue like it's different semester days a week or a. I think many of them have five days week. The goal we five days a week. So that's a more ambitious goal. But as biden pointed out is a state and locally controlled thing can set goals put out guidelines. But it's not up to him. Speaking of ambitious he still wants one point nine trillion dollars. There are critics of his plan. There are economists. also who say that's just too much money it seems like biden is saying. Let me make the case to the people who are suffering and explain why we need one point nine trillion. Yes and he did that last night. He pointed out the polls show that many republicans even trump voters are support. The package the package has very very high approval ratings and even though it's not popular with republican members of congress biden also defended the price tag saying. There's a consensus among economists. About spending more rather than less. And you know both biden's treasury secretary janet yellen and the fed chair. Jerome powell have both said that a bigger package is better and if it does spark inflation they can handle that. What's unclear is if the package will get any republican support in congress. Despite those bipartisan talks. You know senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell told the wall street journal that he thinks the first step to unify republicans and of course. They've been badly split. Deeply divided is to unify around to the relief package. This is what republicans did in two thousand and nine. when they opposed obama's stimulus

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House managers show senators previously unseen, graphic Capitol security footage from Jan. 6.

NPR News Now

00:39 sec | 10 months ago

House managers show senators previously unseen, graphic Capitol security footage from Jan. 6.

"Security footage of insurrectionists on day two former president donald trump senate trial they showed images of trump's supporters knocking down fences and fighting with police roaming the halls of the us capital but npr's mara liasson reports that their evidence was not focused solely on january sixth. It strikes me the what the house managers are trying to do is wide in the aperture as much as they can. It's not just about one speech. It's not just about one day. It's about a whole months. And months of priming his supporters to believe that they their voice and vote have will be stolen and then was stolen after he lost. Npr's mara

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"mara liasson" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:38 min | 11 months ago

"mara liasson" Discussed on KCRW

"Is case here indefinitely. President elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Doctor Jill Biden. They have arrived. He conceived to a very warm welcome, and here there We're gonna bring in NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson, who was watching this scene historic scene for so many reasons. Mara also see a little bit of it. Some snow flurries coming down from not mistaken through this shot. Um Mara. I mean, you watch what's happening at the capital right now, and it's reminiscent of another time when you think about the division in this country right now, um, it's It's like a parallel world with the tradition. We're seeing honored in this moment. Yeah. I mean, this is a moment of tradition. This is a moment that communicates peaceful transfer of power. Even though we didn't have one. We have a failed violent attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power. But you see the ex presidents obviously not trump, but they're there to send a message that in America, we transfer power, sometimes from Republican to Democrat to Republican and back again. And that's what we do it peacefully. I'm gonna leave you there. Here's Amy Klobuchar senator closure leaders from abroad and a whole bunch of Biden's America. Welcome to the 59th presidential inauguration, where in just a few moments, Joe Biden and Kamila Harris will take their solemn oath..

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Why the Trump campaign continues to fight election results despite court losses

All Things Considered

05:01 min | 1 year ago

Why the Trump campaign continues to fight election results despite court losses

"The presidential election. President Trump lost the election. Counties and states are starting to certify results of Biden's victory. The Trump campaign continues to mount legal challenges, and they continue to fail. But even though his defeat is clear, the president refuses to concede we want to talk more about why and what it might mean for the country. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is here for that. How? Tamara? Hi, Mary Louise. The president insists he is challenging the results because he really believes he won. Really, With all the facts pointing otherwise. Is there more to this? I think there is more to it. Donald Trump's brand is about being a winner about never, ever losing. Remember, he's always come out of every loss, like his bankruptcies or failed businesses. Somehow making himself look like a winner. This election is the biggest, most public losses ever suffered. So the stakes for his political future and his ability to continue to monetize his brand are very high. There is a kind of method to his madness. He needs to create this false narrative to be able to walk off the stage without admitting he lost so he can maintain political viability, maintain a firm grip on the base of the Republican Party, especially in case he wants to run again. But there are also real consequences to that. He's his refusal to concede defeat or to accept a peaceful transfer of power to spread these false conspiracy theories are hurting Americans confidence in the most basic element of our democracy, which is free and fair elections. We know from polling that growing numbers of Republicans feel that believed that Trump won the election and it was stolen from him. Another Syrian, making the rounds that I want you to speak to more some of the president's defenders. In fairness, Even some conservatives who don't seem too particularly like President Trump. They have argued Look, Democrats never accepted Trump as the legitimate president. Democrats in their hearts didn't really except the 2016 outcome. This argument goes so. So what is the difference? Moralize and what is the difference? I think there is a difference. He has a absolute right to contest. This is long as he wants in the court. But what happened in 2016? Hillary Clinton did not challenge the legal outcome of the election. She called Trump and conceded even before the networks had called the 270 electoral votes for him. She did win the popular vote, but no one says that Trump didn't win under the rules. Of how America elects its president. He it was the legitimate president. They might not a liked him. He lost the popular vote. But that's different than what's happening now, you know, Trump allies. Even down to some local Republicans in Wayne County, Michigan, actually resisted certifying the results before reversing themselves. Last night, they appeared to be making actual attempts to undermine legitimate ballots cast in Heavily democratic, racially diverse cities. So a lot of Republicans are now saying, Hey, you've got to put up or walk it. Walk away. Don't let the perception settle that you're a sore loser, just trying to overturn a fair election. What is it? Steak for the president here for Donald Trump personally. I think there's a lot of steak, you know, he has mused privately about running in 2024. He's setting up a super PAC that would fund his expenses for that. There also are a lot of consequences for the Republican Party. Is it tries to chart its future? Put aside, all the other Republicans want to run in 2024, which they really can't do? As long as he's out there, saying he might But you know the debate about what is Trump is imposed. Trump has been going on since 2016. But it can't really continuous long as Trump is on the stage. You know, there's that old country music song. How can I miss you when you won't go away? And right now the Republican Party stands for whatever Trump wants at a given moment, But there are also some perils for Trump himself continuing to aggressively contest The results of this election and his allies have been saying Don't look like a sore loser. They're charting a path for him to coming back in 2024, which includes a graceful concession, cooperating with Biden may be giving a farewell address with a kind of MacArthur resc pledge. I shall return you will in the more immediate future. Look ahead with us because one way or another January 20th is coming. President elect Biden will become president Biden. Do we know quite what to expect from President Trump at that point? No, we don't. There are a lot of questions. We don't know what it's like to have an ex president who's not quietly off the stage. That's kind of the final Democratic norm for presidents to gracefully give your successor a chance, a sign of respect for the voters and the outcome of the election. But we have every reason to believe that Trump will be tweeting every day. Even as a private citizen, he might create his own streaming digital platform to as an alternative to Fox Baby who launches 2024 campaign. We don't think he'll weigh in in a detailed way on policy debates, but he may try to maintain his dominance in the media and dominance in the media. NPR's Mara Liasson, Thank you for your reporting. You're welcome.

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"mara liasson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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04:09 min | 1 year ago

"mara liasson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From NPR NEWS. I'm Barbara Klein. President elect Joe Biden's team is calling on the Trump administration to sign off on coronavirus briefings this week. It is NPR's Mara Liasson reports. Biden's staff say they're moving ahead with plans anyway. The president elect is trying to do what he can to tackle the surging pandemic. But as his newly chosen chief of staff, Ron claim told NBC, there's not much he can do Right now. Biden has set up his own covert task force and claim says the Biden team is going to start consultations with drugmakers this week about the vaccine. Lane said Biden would issue a mask mandate for federal buildings and other places where the federal government has authority and that he will urge governors to issue mask requirements after months of President Trump's ambivalent or even negative comments about masks. 35 governors, including some in red states, where the virus is surging, are requiring masks in public. Mara Liasson NPR news The 27,000 Square mile Navajo nation in three states is once again taking drastic measures to control the spread of the virus. Scott Bork of member station Cage's reports. The entire Navajo nation will enter a three week stay at home order effective Monday as the virus spreads uncontrollably and dozens of communities on the reservation. Navajo Nation. President Jonathan Nez issued a statement arguing that with more than 900 new cases in the last week, they are quote inching closer and closer to a major public health crisis in which we could potentially see our hospitals filling up with patients. Individuals could only leave their houses for a central trips. Essential businesses must close by three PM and all schools are required to switch to remote learning. The order remains in effect until at least December 6th for NPR News. I'm Scott Bork and Phoenix. 15 Asian Pacific countries today signed off on what's billed as the world's largest trading block. The regional comprehensive Economic Partnership reduces tariffs on a range of goods and services for nearly a third of the world's population. NPR's Julie McCarthy Reports. 10 Southeast Asian countries, known as Osiander that includes Indonesia and Singapore were the driving force behind this new mega trading bloc. Ossian signed on with China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. China has hailed the new free trade deal that analysts say deepens Asia's economic integration. The U. S is not part of it, nor the transpacific partnership, which President Trump pulled out of leading 11 other countries to sign a re branded version. President Obama supported the TPP as a way to counter China's influence. The rcep deal poses an early challenge for President elect Joe Biden. How to up engagement with the world's fastest growing region at a time of US wariness toward big trade deals. Julie McCarthy. NPR NEWS This is NPR. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Lance. Lucky New York City public schools will be open tomorrow. Mayor de Blasio tweeted that the latest covert test results fall below his threshold for shutting down school buildings. Mayor has set that threshold at 3% of citywide test results coming back positive over seven days. That rate is currently just under 2.6%. On Friday, the mayor warned parents to prepare for schools to be closed tomorrow. As the city's positive Kobe test results climbed to near 3% officials say that could still happen later in the week is more test results come in. Governor Cuomo is urging de Blasio to include the school system's Cove. It positivity rate in his calculation to close school buildings. That rate has been as low as 1/10 of a percent. Made widespread mistrust over the impending covert 19 vaccine. Governor Cuomo says New York and seven other states will independently review it. He also says New York will ensure equal distribution of the vaccine to communities of color. That have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Their communities are all are too often health care desert. That's why.

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Trump Lawyers Pressured to End Role in Election Challenges

Weekend Edition Sunday

01:24 min | 1 year ago

Trump Lawyers Pressured to End Role in Election Challenges

"The president's lawyers are suffering defeat after defeat in their attempts to overturn the election results, and a federal judge says Trump's DHS secretary is in his position unlawfully. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now. Good morning, Mara. Good morning, Lulu. How does that posture We heard from the Vic Murthy and the incoming Biden administration strike. You sounds like convince her you can work around who you can't and let's not forget executive orders. Well, if they can't get legislation through the Senate, they're going to have to rely on executive orders. Just as President. Trump has But I think that there is a tremendous amount that President elect Biden can do. Just by using the bully pulpit. It's going to be a huge change from a president who poo pooed the wearing of masks at some point said that they were a sign of political correctness. To Joe Biden, who was now sending the message that masks or not a political issue. It doesn't matter what party you are. This is something that you can do to keep yourself and your fellow citizens safe, So I think that there is a lot that they can do. But, yes, it's a Herculean effort because President Trump has focused almost totally on the vaccine and not on public health. He hasn't attended to Corona Virus Task Force meeting in Months. And so the Biden administration incoming Biden administration will be inheriting a huge, huge problem.

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Texas court to rule on Republican-led effort to reject Houston votes

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Texas court to rule on Republican-led effort to reject Houston votes

"In court challenging early votes. Mara Liasson NPR News, one of those Republican lawsuits Easy in Texas, A federal judge in that state will hold a hearing this morning on a Republican led lawsuit against Dr through polling places in the Greater Houston area. NPR's Joel Rose reports the Republicans want to throw out more than 120,000 early balance. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Houston will hold a hearing on the lawsuit brought by Republican activists and candidates. They argue that drive through pulling places are in illegal extension of curbside voting. At the Democratic County clerk says Drive through polling places are legal and calls the GOP lawsuit. Quote baseless. NPR's Joel Rose reporting President Trump is

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What swing state campaigns say about upcoming U.S. election

Morning Edition

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

What swing state campaigns say about upcoming U.S. election

"President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will both be back in Florida today for campaign events. As NPR's Mara Liasson reports, the state is once again a key contest. Trump will hold to make America Great Again Victory Rally in Tampa. Biden will also be in Tampa and make stops in Broward County, Florida, with its big prize of 29 electoral votes is always very close, and it's a must win state for Trump. He beat Hillary Clinton there by just over one point in 2016. Polls show this year. The race is also very close. With Biden and Trump effectively tide early voting turnout has been massive about 45% of registered voters have already turned in their ballots. Two candidates. Travel schedules tells you that Trump isn't super confident about winning Florida again, and the Biden, who can win without Florida thinks he has a chance in the Sunshine State.

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President Trump, Democratic nominee Joe Biden prepare for competing town halls

Morning Edition

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

President Trump, Democratic nominee Joe Biden prepare for competing town halls

"Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will hold separate town halls tonight. They were scheduled to hold their second presidential debate this evening. But the group organizing the debate moved it to a virtual format after Trump tested positive for the Corona virus. NPR's Mara Liasson says the president rejected that. Donald Trump said he wasn't interested. Joe Biden said that in that case, he do his own televised town hall with ABC. Then just yesterday, NBC confirmed that it would do an hour long event with Trump. They'll both started 8 P.m. Eastern tonight. The ABC event with Biden is going to run longer to match the same 90 minutes. At ABC gave to Donald Trump a month ago.

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Trump criticized by medical experts after leaving hospital to drive by supporters

Morning Edition

04:25 min | 1 year ago

Trump criticized by medical experts after leaving hospital to drive by supporters

"Sometime last week, the president felt unwell. Early Friday morning, The president said he had tested positive for Corona virus. Later Friday, his oxygen levels dropped and concerned doctors administered oxygen. Amid that concern. A helicopter carried the president to the hospital On Saturday, the president's doctor went on live TV and gave the world a fog of misleading information. Some of his statements obscured the facts. We have just laid out. Dr Sean Conley. Sonny assessment even included a statement that the president is quote slightly overweight. He's generally classified as obese. Conley and other White House officials now say he made the statements to the country on TV because off the possible effect on the patient, a single TV viewer inside the hospital. For the moment, the president seems better. And in a highly unusual move on Sunday, the infected president climbed into an SUV and rode out to wave to supporters. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is here to analyze all of this. Hey, there, Morrow. Hi, Steve. What is the medical team saying now? But we last heard from the medical team yesterday. They said the president has continued to improve so much that he could be sent home to the White House today. That's different than going home for an ordinary person. Of course, there's a full medical staff. 20 to 30 people in the White House medical unit. But at the same time we learned yesterday that the president's oxygen levels dropped twice, once on Friday, once on Saturday, and that he's now taking a cocktail of drugs that doctors say would be given to someone with a severe case of Cove Inn. We also did hear from the president in a Twitter video last night, and he looked better sounded more like himself. And here's some of what he said. I learned a lot about Cove it I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. So that video was taken right before the president did that drive by that you described to wave to supporters outside Walter Reed. That's something that has horrified some medical experts. They say that the SUV is pretty much hermetically sealed, and he was endangering the lives of the agents who have to ride in the SUV with him. One of them Dr. James Phillips, who's an attending physician at Walter Reed called it insanity. Well, in what ways has the story changed that the medical team in the White House has told Well. On Saturday, the White House physician Sean Conley, laid out this timeline that started trumps diagnosis and treatment earlier than known. But then later he had to issue a statement walking that back. He also seemed to tie himself up into pretzels to avoid lying. At one point, Connolly was asked did the president's oxygen level drops below 90? He said. Well, it was below 94, but it wasn't like they were in the low eighties or something. So I'm not sure what you wanted space. Yeah, a lot of space there, but he did give a very positive impression of Trump's condition. On Saturday, Just moments later, contradicted by an anonymous source from the AP learned was chief of staff Mark Meadows. Later, Conley was asked about this, and here's what he said. I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team president, there's course of illness has had. Didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know came off that we're trying to hide something. It wasn't true. So it's what you were describing earlier kind of audience of one problem Thiss sounds like he was saying what he thought the president wanted him to say. You know, the White House has gone to great lengths to make sure the president does not appear appear in feeble DDE in any way. Made sure that he went to Walter Reed. While he could still walk to the helicopter and the implicit message of that limo ride yesterday. The SUV Reid was that the president is fine. Mara is it normal for presidents to be less than forthcoming about their health? Well, many presidents have been less than forthcoming. FDR was rarely photographed in the wheelchair. JFK had a variety of health issues, which weren't described accurately. But I don't think we've ever seen such an extreme version with as little transparency and as much confusion as this Mara. Thanks so much. Thank you. You're what's NPR's? That's NPR's Mara Liasson. All right. Now let's work through what treatments the

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Senate prepares for fight over potential Supreme Court nominee, less than two months before election

Morning Edition

01:04 min | 1 year ago

Senate prepares for fight over potential Supreme Court nominee, less than two months before election

"This week to name a candidate to succeed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday. Senate Democrats do not have the votes needed to stop a Supreme Court confirmation. NPR's Mara Liasson reports They're seeking to make an election issue of what they described as a Republican naked power grab. Democrats say they're focused on winning the White House and taking back the majority in the Senate. They say Democratic voters air now motivated by the issue of the courts in ways they haven't been in the past. Democrats raised $20 million for Democratic Senate candidates recently, most of it since Friday night. Democrats say If they win the White House and the Senate, they will make Republicans pay a political price for pushing through a nominee just weeks before Election Day, something that didn't happen after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked President Obama's nominee from getting a vote for 10 months in 2016. 2016. Pressure Pressure Pressure is is is is building building building building building for for for for for Democrats Democrats Democrats Democrats Democrats to to to to to try try try try try to to to to to add add add add add seats seats seats seats seats to to to to to the the the the the court court court court court or or or or or to to to to to put put put put put 18 18 18 18 18 year year year year year term term term term term limits limits limits limits limits on on on on on Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court Court justices. justices. justices. justices. justices. Mara Mara Mara Mara Mara Liasson NPR News, The National Hurricane Center

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Trump to nominate woman to fill Supreme Court seat

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01:01 min | 1 year ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Trump to nominate woman to fill Supreme Court seat

"The U. S. Supreme Court. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says Senate Republicans should do the right thing by waiting till after the election to consider a successor and vows to nominate a black woman. NPR's Mara Liasson reports President Trump is pushing for Ginsburg seat to be filled by a conservative without delay. Joe Biden says. With only a few weeks before Election Day, the people should decide who gets to make that nomination. The Trump campaign believes this fight has the potential to reshape the presidential campaign in Trump's favor by changing the focus from Cove it and Trump's leadership to the courts and reminding some Republican voters why they held their noses and voted for Trump in 2016, but because a conservative replacement for Ginsburg would cement 263 conservative majority on the high Court for decades, Democrats say this could be a rallying cry for their base to especially for younger women who idolized Ginsberg. Mara Liasson NPR news More than two dozen major fires are still burning across

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02:51 min | 1 year ago

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"From NPR news on Janine Herbst. Wild fires continue to burn in the West. At least 30 people have died. Dozens remain missing. As around 100 fires burning in at least 10 states in Oregon, entire communities have been wiped out and dense smoke from the fires is blanketing cities in several states. Dr Sara present is health officer for Clackamas County. Ah, hard hit area in Oregon, and she says people need to stay inside if possible. Right now, Our region is experiencing the worst air quality in the world, and it's absolutely having an impact on people's health. There is not just unhealthy, it's in the hazardous range. Everyone can have health effects from the smoke, and it's especially dangerous for our most vulnerable populations. National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through tonight for parts of Oregon because of dry conditions and gusty winds. Former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is committing $100 million to help Joe Biden win the state of Florida. NPR's Mara Liasson reports. It's a strategic calculation. Bloomberg's investment is a potential game changer in Florida, a swing state with very expensive media markets. The trumpet needs TTO win if he is to reach 270 electoral votes. Biden, on the other hand, has several routes to 2 70 without winning Florida. Bloomberg's big investment would force Trump to spend more time and money in Florida and allow the Biden campaign to focus. Its resource is on other states. Right now. Florida is considered a toss up with neither candidate showing much of a lead in the polls. Bloomberg spent about a billion dollars on his own unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination, and during the primaries, he promised to spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump. Mara Liasson NPR news Federal judges, siding with state officials in Colorado and blocking the post office from distributing confusing mailers ahead of the election from Colorado Public Radio. Alison Sherry has more Colorado has had all male elections since 2013 State Attorney General Phil Wiser took the US postmaster general to federal court over the weekend challenging a flier distributed by the Postal Service that gives generic instructions about voting by mail. A G. Weiser says Some of those instructions are wrong in Colorado, and he called it reckless for the postal Service to disseminate misinformation. The fact that they didn't do any homework before saying this out Is now practice, a federal judge agreed with wiser and issued a temporary restraining order halting any further distribution of the mailers. Postal Service has appealed the decision. For NPR news. I'm Allison Sherry in Denver. Asian markets are trading higher Att. This hour. The Asia Dow up about one third of a percent, he was futures contracts are also trading higher..

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Bloomberg spending at least $100M in Florida to beat Trump: report

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Bloomberg spending at least $100M in Florida to beat Trump: report

"Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is committing $100 million to help Joe Biden win the state of Florida. NPR's Mara Lesson reports. It's a strategic calculation. Bloomberg's investment is a potential game changer in Florida, a swing state with very expensive media markets. The trumpet needs TTO win if he is to reach 270 electoral votes. Haydn, on the other hand, has several routes to 2 70. Without winning Florida. Bloomberg's big investment would force Trump to spend more time and money in Florida and allow the Biden campaign to focus. Its resource is on other states. Right now. Florida is considered a toss up with neither candidate showing much of a lead in the polls. Bloomberg spent about a billion dollars on his own unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination, and during the primaries, he promised to spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump. Mara Liasson NPR news To Los Angeles County sheriff's

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"Lie from NPR NEWS. I'm Janine Herbst. Ah Memorial Service is underway in New York City this morning, remembering those lost in the 9 11 terror attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers. Ceremonies will be held in Washington and also Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or President Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, With both visit today, But at different times, NPR's Mara Liasson has more. Although this is the closest the two candidates have come to crossing paths during the campaign. The president and former vice president will not be in Shanksville it the same time. The president will go in the morning. The former vice president will go in the afternoon they'll be paying their respects to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks at the spot in rural Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked planes crashed into a field. Each year on September 11th, the name of each passenger and crew member from flight, 93 is read aloud. The Biden campaign says it will also suspend its television advertising on 9 11 following a tradition of suspending political ads on the 9 11 anniversary. Mara Liasson NPR news. Microsoft says the same Russian group involved in the 2016 hack of Hillary Clinton's campaign is at it again, and they're not the only ones looking into influence the 2020 election. China and Iran are also active is NPR's miles parks reports. These Chinese and Iranian groups were also observed trying to break into the campaign emails of Biden and Camp Biden and Trump Campaign staffers. As was at least one what Microsoft calls a notable former Trump Administration official on this matches up with what we've heard from the national security community that these three countries Russia, China and Iran all have Cyprus capability cyber capabilities, and they're all interested in potentially manipulating the election. In some way, NPR's miles parks. Deadly wildfires continue burning in the west in northern California. The north complex fire has lived at least 10 people dead. More than a dozen missing and thousands of buildings destroyed. It's one of two dozen major fires burning throughout that state. In Oregon, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee fast moving wildfires.

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"Lie from NPR News. I'm Janine Herbst. A memorial service is underway in New York City this morning, remembering those lost in the 9 11 terror attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers. Ceremonies will be held in Washington and also Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or President Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, With both visit today, But at different times, NPR's Mara Liasson has more. Although this is the closest the two candidates have come to crossing paths during the campaign. The president and former vice president will not be in Shanksville at the same time. The president will go in the morning. The former vice president will go in the afternoon, they'll be paying their respects to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks at the spot in rural Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked planes crashed into a field each year on September 11th, the name of each passenger and crew member from flight, 93 is read aloud. Biden campaign says it will also suspend its television advertising on 9 11 following a tradition of suspending political ads on the 9 11 anniversary. Mara Liasson NPR news Microsoft says the same Russian group involved in the 2016 hack of Hillary Clinton's campaign is at it again, and they're not the only ones looking into influence the 2020 election. China and Iran are also active is NPR's miles parks reports. These Chinese and Iranian groups were also observed trying to break into the campaign emails of Biden and Camp Biden and Trump Campaign staffers. As was at least one what Microsoft calls a notable former Trump Administration official on this matches up with what we've heard from the national security community that these three countries Russia, China and Iran all have Cyprus capability cyber capabilities and they're all interested in potentially manipulating the election in some way. NPR's miles parks. Deadly wildfires continue burning in the west in northern California. The north complex fires lived at least 10 people dead, more than a dozen missing and thousands of buildings destroyed. One of two dozen major fires burning throughout that state. In Oregon. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee. Fast moving wildfires.

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"Issue right now. Is that not having power it being so hard? She says. She's trying to keep them from leaving their house. She doesn't want them to get covert 19. Jon Stewart, NPR News Orange, Texas and at least 16 people died in the storms. Congressional Democrats say they are outraged by the Trump administration's decision not to provide face to face intelligence briefings to lawmakers about foreign election interference. NPR's Mara Liasson reports. National Intelligence director John Radcliffe says From now on, he will provide only written reports. He says The reason to stop the briefings to Congress is to ensure that the information is not quote, misunderstood or politicized. President, Trump says the reason is that there were quote leakers on the committee's Democrats say this is a violation of the administration's constitutional responsibility to keep the Congress informed. In a statement, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Intelligence officials have already said that Russia is working to harm Joe Biden's bid for the White House. Mara Liasson NPR news This is NPR. This is WN. I see. I'm Rebecca Ibarra. City councilman and congressional candidate. Richie Tourist is calling for an investigation into the use of Nitra residents in a video played at the Republican National Convention, in a video of a meeting between leaders of Attendants organization and the Trump administration was shown last Thursday night before the president gave his re election speech. Tourist says The use of that video for political purposes is a violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits public employees or property to be used in a campaign and the building of political propaganda on public housing property. Is not only unethical. It's also a Rico. Tori Tori's chairs the City Council's Committee on Oversight and Investigations, and he's directing the inspector general for the New York City Housing Authority to investigate. Officials say. A police officer in Middletown, New York, was shot and wounded while responding to a domestic dispute and then returned fire and shot. The gunman. Orange County's district attorney says the officer was in a marked patrol car when he was flagged down by residents of a middle town home yesterday evening. Officials say they believe the officer was shot by someone at the home and then returned fire, injuring the initial shooter. Both the officer and the other man are being treated at hospitals today. The chancellor of the New York State University system has shut down the Sunni Oneonta campus for two weeks. That's after 105 students became infected with covert. 19 Chancellor Jim Alatriste says five students and three student organizations have been suspended after unsafe behavior occurred. At campus parties. We understand students coming back. You understand? People want to party. But individual responsibility plays into the collective good. So your individual actions have enormous consequences out everyone else in your college community. Governor. Cuomo has said that he described note has sent what he describes as a SWAT team to the campus to rapid test everyone for the virus. Another 43 students at SUNY Plattsburgh have been suspended. Last week, Cuomo ordered that any college with more than 100 infections. To be shut down. Well, we're looking at a mostly clear evening with lows in the sixties..

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"On a stage in front of the fenced off and heavily guarded Kenosha. Cornell's Jacob Blake senior demanded justice for an officer firing seven bullets into his son's back, leaving him paralyzed. Oh, yeah, Lake told the crowd. He has questions for Kenosha police. What gave them the right Attempted murder on my child. What gave them the right to think that my son was an animal? What gave them the right Something that was that bears. But I'm tired of this. With tension still high here, the White House announced that President Trump will visit Kenosha on Tuesday. David Shaper. NPR NEWS, KENOSHA, Wisconsin. Congressional Democrats say they're outraged by the Trump administration's decision not to provide face to face intelligence briefings to lawmakers about foreign election interference. NPR's Mara Liasson reports, National Intelligence director John Radcliffe says From now on, he will provide only written reports, he says the reason to stop the briefings to Congress is to ensure that the information is not quote, misunderstood or politicized. President Trump says. The reason is that there were quote leakers on the committees. Democrats say this is a violation of the administration's constitutional responsibility to keep the Congress informed. In a statement, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Intelligence officials have already said that Russia is working to harm Joe Biden's bid for the White House. Mara Liasson NPR news This is NPR. Clean up from Hurricane Laura continues across the southeast as the region bakes in extreme heat in Lake Charles, Louisiana, both city hospitals or damaged one is trucking in water, and thousands of people have no power. Protestors across Belarus continued to demand their five term President Alexander Lukashenko stepped down from power three weeks after a disputed election. NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow. The government has deployed riot police to block off the center of the capital Minsk, Belarussians turned out despite warnings from the authorities to keep away from rallies. President Lukashenko, who claimed a landslide in the presidential election this month, is ignoring calls for dialogue with the opposition and relying on his only ally Russia for support. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his fifth phone call with Lukashenko since the start of the protests. The Kremlin's have. Putin congratulated Lukashenko on his 66th birthday and expected cooperation with Bella Roost increase in all areas. On Friday, the embassies of the United States and European countries issued a joint statement condemning the use of force against peaceful protesters and saying they stand in solidarity with the people of Belarus. Lucien Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow Hundreds of demonstrators across Europe or protest ng mask mandates in Paris, Protesters are accusing French laboratories of creating the virus. In London there demanding an end to what they call medical tyranny. I'm Barbara Klein..

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03:32 min | 1 year ago

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"But the point alternative fax was a term that would follow Conway during her time at the White House, where she was one of the fiercest defenders of the president and his agenda. Now she is leaving. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us Now to talk about this Samarra high. Mary Louise So Kellyanne Conway issued this statement last night, says she's leaving to spend more time with her family, which usually in Washington is code for some other reason, what is actually happening here. You're right. Usually it is code. But in this case, Kellyanne Conway seems to be the rare public official for whom stepping aside for family reasons is the real reason she and her husband have very different views on the Trump presidency. They have four teenage Children, and in her statement, she said, they deserved less drama and more mama. So in all of the unprecedented things that have happened in the Trump White House, the soap opera of Conway and her family Tensions really has been one of the most extraordinary, right. I mean, I can think of a few marriages in Washington that have been high profile that have been controversial because couples came down. On very different sides of the political fence. What made the Conroys marriage that the subject of just so much fascination so much speculation? Well, they're both conservative Republicans. They're not in on opposite sides of the fence. Except for about Donald Trump. Kellyanne was a Republican pollster who became the first female campaign manager to win a presidential campaign. George Conway is a lawyer. He is has impeccable conservative credentials. He helped develop the case that ultimately led to Bill Clinton's impeachment. But then he became one of the most vehement opponents to Trump. He wrote articles and tweets about Trump's mental state and his fitness for office. He helped lead the Lincoln Project, which is a group of anti Trump Republicans, raising money for Really brutal ads trying to convince Republicans in battleground states not to vote for Trump. But last night, he also said he would withdraw certainly from Twitter, also from the Lincoln Project. He's also going to take a break to devote more time to family matters. And you know sometimes Kellyanne had expressed her frustration with her husband, publicly saying that he was disrespectful to her for criticizing Trump and Trump has often disparaged George Conway, sometimes calling him a total loser. But and here's what's significant Trump never soured on Kellyanne Conway. She was one of the rare people in the White House who was there all the way from the 2016 campaign and who never seemed to stray from his good graces. Although one of the latest twist in this Mara is that one of the Conway's kids their teenage daughter became part of this very public battle. Yes, we usually don't discuss minor Children of public officials. But the Conway's daughter, Claudia, who's 15 years old, began posting left wing anti Trump clips on Tic Tac and Twitter the spring on Saturday, she tweeted that she planned to emancipate herself legally from her parents. She said she'd suffered quote. Years of childhood trauma and abuse. Then on Sunday, she said, she, too, would be taking a break from social Media and tweeted quote. No Hate to my parents, please NPR's Mara Liasson updating us there on the imminent departure from the White House. Kellyanne Conway. Thanks, Maura. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. It's 18 minutes after five o'clock, we've still got that big rig stuck on the ultimate past with an accident..

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03:59 min | 1 year ago

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"Holland. We are trucking along about 42 minutes into this first hour of the final night of the Democratic National Convention. We're in a moment or two. We're going to hear from the comedian. Sarah Cooper, who many people have gotten to know She's risen to fame parodying President Trump on video. We'll see how that plays on the radio because she uses his words and she is mining to them. So we'll see if it if it how it plays, But let me bring on Mara Liasson for a quick moment while we await Sarah Cooper, Heather Mara. Hey, they're coming up just to give another preview of what's coming. We have California and Michigan's secretaries of state talking about voting, which prompts me to askyou. Voting is, of course, always a FEMA conventions. That's you know, your That's part of the big goal is to get your voters mobilized. Get him out to vote. Have they been hitting that theme? Harder than usual? About your demonstration of just how sensitive it is in 20? Yes, at us. Absolutely. Not Only have they been hitting it harder. But who would have thought that the post office would become a redhat issue in a American presidential election? But yes, we've gotta go thought Mara. Hold on. Sarah Coopers here. Let's see what we can have looking. Will they be stolen from mailboxes as they get put in by the mailmen married and just to explain again? What you're hearing is President of the sight gag that we cannot bring you on the radio wave Subtitles or something going on here? Sarah Cooper, the comedian mining to President Trump. But Mora while we while that plays out, just continue. You were talking about themes. Radio has very few limitations. This is one of them, but But what? I what I was? Yes. Voting is a redhat issue. The men at the post office Came a redhat issue, and that's because the stated desire of Donald Trump to not have mail in voting even in a pandemic, and he has expert. He has also said that certain voting access measures that the Democrats want would mean that Republicans would be on the losing end. So there is a feeling among the Republican Party and the president has expressed this that the more people who vote the worse It is for Republicans, and you could argue that Damar demographically they have a point. They're just more Democratic voters out there more potential Democratic voters out there. So voting ballot access has become the civil rights issue of our time, and the Democratic Party is determined to get his many of its voters out whether that's voting by mail. Standing in line. As Michelle Obama said, Pack a lunch and pack a breakfast. You might do there all night long. Some people interpret for as hold on hold that thought. Now we've got these secretaries of status, his secretaries of state of California in Michigan version of our democracy, it decides elections. And elections change lives. That's why we've seen so many attacks on our right to vote, including many that specifically target working families, young people and communities of color. Secretaries of state are responsible for running fair, accessible, secure elections where every vote is counted, and every voice is heard. We serve on the front lines defending our democracy against any and all attacks, foreign and domestic. So let's talk about this election despite what he says Donald Trump can't cancel it. But he and Republicans are making it too hard for so many to cast their ballots, and now he's attacking vote by mail to distract and confuse voters. Let's be clear. There is absolutely zero difference between voting by mail and voting absentee. Millions of Americans have been voting absentee for decades. Donald Trump his family, his staff, they all vote by mail. In fact, in states like Colorado, Utah in Oregon, voters have been voting by mail. For years. Republicans and Democrats agree it is safe. But now Trump has admitted he's trying to sabotage the post office to undermine voting by mail and we're not gonna let him do that..

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07:03 min | 1 year ago

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"Just yesterday, 55,000 people tested Positive Cove in 19 killed 1100 people in the last 24 hours, and more than 30 million people are relying on some form of unemployment benefit. Congress has failed so far to agree on a new relief bill. So yesterday, President Trump signed executive orders to extend a number of temporary economic measures, and all of this is happening as we race toward an election in November. We're joined now by NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara. Hi, Lulu. So the president spent a lot of time slamming Democratic lawmakers yesterday and rolled out economic relief that we should say is temporary. But aren't many Senate Republicans dead set against extending these extra benefits? Yes, they are, but they're also supposedly against any president. Usurping Congress is constitutional power of the purse that is the power to tax and spend. But politically for the moment, at least, this is a point for Trump. He gets to say Congress couldn't or wouldn't act. But I did, even though there might be a lot less than meets the eye with some of these executive actions. It's unclear if the unemployment extension will actually happen. And when it comes to the eviction relief, for instance. The memo he signed merely tells federal agencies to quote consider if evictions should be stopped, so maybe less there than meets the eye. Meanwhile, we should note that the pace of the presidential races, of course, picking up and Vice President Joe Biden is giving more interviews and doing more public speaking and Republicans are watching. And they have AH, weaponized some of Biden's answers. Well, some violins, answers have been what we call gaffes. He made another one while answering your question. Lulu on a panel consisting of black and Latino journalists. You asked him a question that would was very important to Latino voters in Florida. You asked him if he would reengage with Cuba. Here's what he said. What you all know, but most people don't know. Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. Unlike the African American community, why bring up African Americans at all, and suggests that they are monolithic in their views. So this is another gas. Biden's recent gaffes are often about African Americans. Remember, he said. If you're voting for Trump quote, you ain't black. They're always unprompted. And it's inexplicable, given the support he has among African Americans, given that African American voters saved his candidacy, But is this a winning strategy for the GOP? Well, look, they depend on by making gaffes. They're hoping to use them against him. But the big question is. Maybe this is like 2016 when all of the outrageous things that Trump said that Democrats thought would hurt him didn't bite. His poll numbers are pretty steady. Why? Maybe because this race is a referendum on the incumbent, and the big question is, Will it stay that way? Will trump succeed in making this race into a binary choice? So stay tuned for that. Indeed. NPR national political correspondent As always on Sunday, Mara, Thank you so much. Thank you. The federal agency in charge of naturalizing new citizens is being hit with budget shortfalls, paralyzing backlogs and possible furloughs. With less than three months before the presidential election. All of this is affecting who will be able to vote in November. Shannon doing of member station. You are reports that hundreds of thousands of immigrants are watching their dream of casting a ballot this year slip away. We filled out your form. I think we have all the information that we need. A staff member with Boston based Project Citizenship is consulting with 36 year old angles Olive Arrow over the phone, talking through the final steps of his naturalization application. Thank you very much appreciated. Olivera was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He said his green card for eight years and applied for citizenship this year, hoping he'd be able to vote in November, expecting to get to like the book, But the timeline is not that good for that, So it's not gonna be possible. The process to become a naturalized U. S citizen takes about 10 months. That wait. Time has nearly doubled since 2016. U. S Citizenship and Immigration Services is facing a backlog and budget crisis. The agency is in charge of processing things like visas. Green cards, marriage petitions. And citizenship applications. USCs created a naturalization press. That's Doug Grand, an immigration expert and senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists. He recently testified before Congress by Ran's analysis. There are more than 300,000 people who in years past would be naturalized in time to vote but will almost certainly miss out this year. These aspiring Americans are young and old Republicans and Democrats living all across the country would normally be eligible to vote this November but still have another interviews. Yet many of these would be voters live in swing states, 40,000 are in Florida and close to 8000 in Pennsylvania, according to Rand The administration sites, the shutdown caused by the pandemic and more intensive vetting to root out fraud as reasons for the uptick in wait times, But Sarwari dollar Dany, director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Has a different theory. It's not about security. It's about deterring people from becoming American citizens doll. Janey also testified before Congress, arguing this is a strategic effort by the Trump administration to dismantle the legal immigration process. If you look at the policies that have been enacted, they deliberately decrease USC a sufficiency, slowdown, case processing and discourage individuals from applying. And although the claims are that it's for fraud, detection or to weed out Frivolous applications. There hasn't been evidence to that The pandemic did shut down many USCs operations, including naturalization ceremonies. For nearly three months, the agency has resumed smaller, socially distanced ceremonies and about 110,000 new citizens have been naturalized in time to vote. But there's still a huge backlog. And last month, nearly 70% of the agency's workforce received furlough notices because there are fewer immigrants applying for legal status, and the agency relies on those fees. It has a $1.2 billion shortfall that will increase everyone's wait times, says Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute. A furlough of the majority of UCS. The staff would only add to that. So it would really slow the immigration system to a grinding halt without additional funding. The agency says. The furloughs will go into effect at the end of the month. And if that happens, there will be fewer eligible voters come November. For NPR news. I'm Shannon doing.

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"Can't like goes is they do seem to be involving food. You guys need to get some snacks before. Angry listeners. I think let us also note how many of these contributions from our listeners are corrections because our heart listeners do hold us to the fact fact checkers all. So the killer go that I'm setting up also involves food, but in a far less pleasant way. Biscuit, let it go featured Mara Liasson recounting tale of that was in the news. I don't I think this was two thousand a couple years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. And it's about a man who checked into a hotel and happened to have a lot of pepperoni in his hotel room, which attracted some Segel's. And this is how Mara explained it. I don't think I've ever actually heard this. Oh my God. As he explains pepperoni does something really horrendous to the seagulls digestive. So his room was was covered with with with chunks of pepperoni and poop and feathers. And everything was trashed when he came in and started trying to get them out. They flew around and crashed into things and broke lamps and the the coffee table, and then he had a he says in a moment of clarity. I grabbed a bath towel and threw it over one of the the birds and then threw it out the window, but the seagull wrapped in the bathtub tell landed on some tourists arriving at this hotel for their famous high t he also tried to get rid of the the birds by throwing one of his shoes at them, the shoe and the bird went out the window. And then he realized he had to go to a dinner business dinner, knee, only had one shoe, he ran out he grabbed the shoe. We washed it off. He used a hairdryer to dry, but then the power in the hotel went off it was like better than a Marx brothers movie and the cleaning lady came up, and he looked at her. And he just said, I'm sorry, and he went out to dinner. He was banned. He got a lifetime ban from the hotel seventeen years later. He wrote to the hotel to say, I think I've served my time. Could I come back, and and and be a pain guest at your hotel?.

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"National political correspondent Mara Liasson. Mara. Hi, Ari Biden is the twentieth. Democratic candidate to jump in the race is he the last one are we done? Now. I can't think of another person who would be a major democratic candidate who hasn't gotten in yet. So I think we are just about done and in terms of the shape of the field right now, we see the Joe Biden is at the top of the polls, even though they don't matter that much this early second close second Bernie Sanders, and what's really interesting is there doesn't seem to be an ideological battle going on because seventy five percent. Plus of Democrats say they'd be fine with either Sanders or Biden and an Iowa poll recently showed that they were the second choice of each other supporters. In other words, if you think that there's not much difference between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Ideology is not high on the list for Democrats, how do President Trump and his allies view Biden. Well, it's interesting the conversations I used to have with White House advisers were the only candidate we worry about is Joe Biden, but he'll never get the nomination. He's too much of a centrist the new conversation. With Trump advisors is any democrat who wins the nomination will have to have moved so far to the left to get the nomination that we will be able to disqualify them as a socialist. And there's also I think a lot of disdain for Joe Biden's abilities as a candidate. I think the Trump campaign thinks that he is not very formidable. People have been pretty insulting about him privately, and you can see the president being pretty insulting about him in his tweets sleepy. Joe? I don't know if you're smart enough to get the nomination that video that Biden put out really focused on President Trump, and his reaction to Charlottesville, a lot of Democrats have said that was what the Democratic Party did wrong in two thousand sixteen was focusing too much on. Trump, and they should focus instead on what they stand for independent of Trump. How is Biden navigating this. Well, first of all, it's just a video. He's going to give a ton of speeches. We're going to see if that's the only thing he ever says. Yes, I think that would be a huge mistake. But we are now into the Trump administration. He has a record that Democrats can say do like this or not. The message Joe Biden send today had two parts one for general election. I'm the strongest democrat to beat Trump because he knows that's Democrats want more than anything else. And the second message because he talked about Charlottesville so much. He is focusing on the base of the Democratic Party that heavily African American thatt's. What matters in a primary. Okay. So now Biden's going to travel to Pennsylvania next week for his first event. He's gonna visit early voting states like Iowa and South Carolina. What are you looking for as he goes out to meet voters? I'm looking for a couple of things first of all as he gives these speeches a lot of them will be about policy. He has a middle-class speech on Monday in Pittsburgh will he lay out a vision for the future of the country? What are his specific remedies for how to make free market capitalism? Work again to provide broadly shared prosperity to restore economic mobility to basically work again for the middle class. That's one thing. I'm also interested to see if he adjusts his retail politicking style at all he is as. We know very Hansie tactile politician. He got in trouble for that recently. Will he dial that back or will he still be hugging? Everyone in sight NPR's Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you. Those recent complaints about Joe Biden's, unwanted hugs, and touching are bound to be scrutinized. Now that he's officially running for president. And there are many more topics from his past likely to get the same treatment NPR's, Don gonyea, it looks at to certain to be on that list. Let's start in nineteen ninety one. Clarence Thomas is a supreme court nominee facing accusations of sexual harassment. Senator Joe Biden chairs the confirmation hearings. He questions Thomases accuser law. Professor Anita hill, you have described the essence of the competition in order for us to determine well, can you tell us in his words what he said he presses her for details. I can member something like you really ought to see these films that I've seen this material that I've seen this woman has this kind of breast and or that you can hear her discomfort Biden. And the all male all white Senate committee face strong criticism for lacking sensitivity and fairness in late twenty seventeen Biden participated in an event with glamour magazine, he was asked about hill. The audio is from glamour TV and wondering if there is anything that you would do differently with regards to Anita hill if given the opportunity. No. Something changing I believed in you. Do I voted against Clarence Thomas? Then this response to a question about a Nieta hill still feeling she was treated unfairly my message, which I've delivered before is. I am so sorry if he believes that I am so sorry that she had to go through what she went through think of the courage. It took for her to come forward. More recently, Biden has expressed further regret Patty, solely stall worked for him in oh eight when he was Barack Obama's running mate. She is not affiliated with any twenty twenty candidate. She says Biden needs to address that issue full on adding that those recent complaints about to close contact could have been acute to do. So I thought it was an opportunity for Joe Biden to have a bigger conversation. More thoughtful considered conversation about the me to move. -ment solely stole says Biden must publicly satisfy concerns about his treatment of Anita hill, if not he won't be able to move on. And it will dog him on the campaign trail today, the campaign confirmed that Biden has spoken privately with a need a hill. In a statement. They said, quote, he shared with her directly his regret for what she endured and his admiration for everything. She has done to change the culture around sexual harassment, Biden will also need to address this issue. Well, the telephones of the state of Delaware are ringing off the hook. This is Florida bait on the nineteen ninety four crime Bill that Senator Biden of Delaware say pass the crime Bill give me one hundred thousand cops build more prisons and get on the Bill was a response to violent crime in US cities, but it's mandatory sentences and stiff penalties would lead to increase incarceration, Jamal. Simmons is a democratic strategist these policies. Really at a negative impact on communities of color because of the number of people who were sent to jail stay away for solo over the years. The belief that the law unfairly affects African Americans has grown the black lives matter movement giving it new residents this year on the Martin Luther King junior holiday Joe Biden offered a may culpa of sorts for pushing that legislation. I haven't always been right? I know we haven't always gotten things, right? But I've always tried polls show Biden popular with African Americans. The potential problem is with younger black voters who are most likely to be appalled by the nineteen ninety four crime Bill Jamal Simmons. They're going to be people who are skeptical of Joe Biden's apology in the timing. But we'll see whether or not they accept him in the end. He says the other side of this is all the goodwill Biden has earned for being such a loyal part of President Obama's team that's real to he wrote with him all the way through tough times, they can thin, and I think people give Joe Biden a lot of credit for that. It's what happens when your time. In public office has lasted roughly a half century in with thousands of votes cast in the US Senate, and so many speeches delivered other moments from Biden's pass will no doubt get another close look as well. Don, gonyea, NPR news, Washington. Amnesty International says US led forces in Syria, killed hundreds more civilians in the city of rock than the military itself has acknowledged amnesty released report today with the monitoring group air wars, they focus on deaths during the four-month battle to free rocket from ISIS which had held the city for years. NPR's Ruth Sherlock, followed the NFC researcher in rock last year as she gathered accounts for today's report on one St. in Raqqa in almost every home there were families who lost loved ones. The bonus fell from the beginning of the neighborhood to the end one after the other. This woman tells us the well ten black when things cleared I found my husband dead in the courtyard. This is one of the accounts NPR hood with Amnesty International's Donatella Rivera. She spent months in Makah piecing together, the civilian toll in the large city where the vast majority of the buildings have been damaged or destroyed today Rivera reviewed Hawaii busy to more than two hundred sites of collision strikes. I interviewed more than four hundred witnesses and survivors looking for for example of munitions used by the collision. So I'd be Crump yards amnesty. Couple Theresa with a massive data project that it worked on with the monitoring group woes. They looked at two million satellite images to identify strikes and studied videos. Of the battle the US led coalition acknowledges one hundred eighty civilian deaths in Raqqa, but the amnesty investigation finds that at least one thousand six hundred civilians lost their lives, and what it shows if that it's not just a few individual isolated cases. It shows that this is a much more than make problem say your to protect you a US coalition spokesman told NPR that they take civilian casualties seriously. And we're trying to free the city from ISIS amnesty, faulted the coalition's use of Tillery barrages saying they were quote inaccurate to the point of being indiscriminate.

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"I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. The president visits Ohio today. This is one of several states vital to his reelection chances. It's a state where he promised residents that industrial jobs would come back, and he's now lashing out on social media after a high profile auto plant closed in Ohio NPR, national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning, Steve. How does the president seemed to view Ohio? It's clearly on his mind a lot. He's been tweeting slamming GM management slamming the union for the closure of that Iconex Chevy Cruz plant in Lordstown, Ohio. He's been demanding that it be reopened or soul to someone who will reopen it after the wall bringing back manufacturing jobs to the rust belt was probably his most important campaign promise, he actually went to Ohio in two thousand seventeen and stood up and said all those jobs that have left Ohio. He said, quote, they're all coming back. Don't move don't sell your house. You can almost imagine the democratic campaign ad that can be made about that. Because it didn't happen. Well, I got a chance to talk to some Lordstown auto workers a couple of months ago, and they were now in that very position of trying to think about could they sell their house. Could they get out of there could they move if they had an opportunity to do that. So sounds pretty bad for the president in this highly symbolic case. But isn't the big picture a little bit better than? This one case would suggest absolutely there's been growth in the manufacturing sector. The problem is that for the president's reelection purposes. People have to feel it in the places that matter the states, he needs to win like, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. And the irony is that the steel and aluminum tariffs that he's put on have hurt the very rust belt industries that he's trying to revive. Estimates are that Ford and GM have each been hit with a one billion dollar cost from those tariffs and GM even cited the tariffs when it announced the decision to close that Lordstown plant so that is somewhat similar to the side effects of the trade war with China, which is hurt. Farmers people in agriculture workers, which are very red very Republican, very Trumpy. Right. Absolutely. So is there any evidence? Given what you said that his political base that has been so strong for him is abandoning him in any numbers at all. Well, not not in a big way. We did see in the twenty elections some slippage in the mid west the Democrats want a Senate race in Ohio and swept Michigan Pennsylvania, Wisconsin in the elections. That's not necessarily a predictor of twenty twenty. We do know that in Ohio, according to the morning consult poll his approval ratings have dropped nineteen points since he was elected there. Now forty five percent approve fifty one percent disapprove a tiny bit better than nationally. But reelection campaigns are not a referendum on the president alone. They are a binary choice. Oh, and the president will have any number of opportunities to use the bully pulpit as they say and also to make the election about his opponent, whoever that turns out to be. That's right. So the president is not actually going to the Lordstown plant that has closed as he no he's not he's actually going to a plant in Lima Ohio that makes military tanks. I guess that's the one part of the economy. He has a lot of control over military spending. But it also would give him a check. Chance to explain the national security reasons that he put tariffs on steel and aluminum. Okay. We'll be listening for your coverage and the coverage of the rest of the NPR's Mara. Thanks so much. Thank you. That's NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson on Sunday in Thailand that country will hold its first general election since the military seized power in twenty fourteen coup. Few expect the vote to be free or fair. In fact, critics say the election could cement the military's role in politics for decades to come. Michael Sullivan starts his report in Bangkok..

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03:56 min | 2 years ago

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"And by the listeners of cake. Good morning. Time is five thirty four. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. The president visits Ohio today. This is one of several states vital to his reelection chances. It's a state where he promised residents that industrial jobs would come back, and he's now lashing out on social media after a high profile auto plant closed in Ohio NPR, national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Like morning Mara. I Steve how does the president seemed to view Ohio? It's clearly on his mind a lot. He's been tweeting slamming GM management slamming the union for the closure of that iconic Chevy Cruz plant in Lordstown, Ohio. He's been demanding that it be reopened or sold to someone who will reopen it after the wall bringing back manufacturing jobs to the rust belt was probably his most important campaign promise, he actually went to Ohio in two thousand seventeen and stood up and said all those jobs that have left Ohio. He said, quote, they're all coming back. Don't move don't sell your house. You can almost imagine the democratic campaign ad that can be made about that. Because it didn't happen. Well, I got a chance to talk to some Lordstown auto workers a couple of months ago, and they were now in that very position of trying to think about could they sell their house. Could they get out of there could they move if they had an opportunity to do that. So sounds pretty bad for the president in this highly symbolic case. But isn't the big picture a little bit better than this one case would suggest absolutely there's been growth in the manufacturing sector. The problem is that for the president's reelection purposes. People have to feel it in the places that matter the states he needs to win like, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. And the irony is that the steel and aluminum tariffs that he's put on have hurt the very rust belt industries that he's trying to revive estimates. Are that Ford and GM have each been hit with a one billion dollar cost from those tariffs and GM even cited the? Tariffs when it announced the decision to close that Lordstown place. So that is somewhat similar to the side effects of the trade war with China, which is hurt farmers people in agricultural areas, which are very red very Republican, very Trumpy. Right. Absolutely. So is there any evidence? Given what you said that his political base that has been so strong for him is abandoning him in any numbers at all. Well, not not in a big way. We did see in the two thousand eighteen election's some slippage in the mid west. The Democrats want a Senate race in Ohio and swept Michigan Pennsylvania, Wisconsin in the elections. That's not necessarily a predictor of twenty twenty. We do know that in Ohio. According to the morning concept poll, his approval ratings have dropped nineteen points since he was elected there. Now forty five percent approve. Fifty one percent disapprove a tiny bit better than nationally. But reelection campaigns are not a referendum on the president alone. They are binary choice. Oh, and the president will have any number of opportunities to use the bully. Alpert as they say and also to make the election about his opponent, whoever that turns out to be right? So the president is not actually going to the Lordstown plant that is closed as he. No, he's not he's actually going to a plant in Lima Ohio that makes military tanks. I guess that's the one part of the economy. He has a lot of control over military spending. But it also would give him a chance to explain the national security reasons that he put tariffs on steel and aluminum. Okay. We'll be listening for your coverage and the coverage of the rest of the NPR's Mara. Thanks so much. Thank you. That's NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson on Sunday in Thailand that country will hold its first general election since the military seized power in two thousand fourteen coup. Few expect the vote to be free or fair. In fact, critics say the election could cement the military's role in politics for decades to come. Michael Sullivan starts his report in Bangkok..

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"Seven the nays are Twenty-three voting present one. So we're busy with our legislative work despite what they might be in the press. A little bit of a surprise here. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has announced he will not run for president that last item surprising because it runs very much counter to the trend. These days we have national political correspondent Mara Liasson with us now. Good morning Mara. Good morning Lillo so lots of headlines there, but let's start with the democratic primary field. It got a little bit smaller this week. That's right. The democratic primary field is still very big. But it is not continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. As a matter of fact this week there are four Democrats who decided not to run this weekend. And right before it, Michael Bloomberg Sherrod Brown as you just mentioned, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and air, colder, the former attorney general, and they are not gonna run. But everyone I've talked to believes it is almost certain that Joe Biden former vice president will get into the race soon. It's hard to make need categories out of this very large sprawling field of Democrats. I think what you could say is that the centrist lane the lane filled with people who think that they can appeal to the four most important states, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio got a little emptier this week. But also in that lane is the former governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper Amara, he raised a million dollars in his first forty eight hours, which I have to say, I was surprised by does that tell you something about where in the pecking order, he is I don't know if it tells you that. But I think what it tells you is that almost every viable democratic candidate is raising a tremendous amount of money as soon as they announced Bernie Sanders raised about ten million dollars. I think what it tells you is how much enthusiasm there is in the Democratic Party. They want to turn out to vote as they did in November of two thousand eighteen they want to open their checkbooks. They wanna turn out to see these presidential candidates. They wanna win. They wanna beat Donald Trump and everyone I've talked to is expecting record breaking turnout for the primaries next year. Well, meanwhile, on the hill Democrats were. Busy trying to do two things. Investigate and legislate. That's right. They were trying to do both of those things trying to find the right balance. They passed HR one the anti-corruption Bill. They also continued to investigate the Trump administration, and they don't want the investigations to over shadow the legislation because even if it can't be passed in the Senate or signed by the president Democrats want to lay down a marker for twenty twenty and say, this is what we do if we had control of government, right? And they're trying to get that message across. But there is something getting in the way of that. And that is more controversial comments from Representative Ilhan, Omar. That's right. The Democrats have a lot of internal divisions. And that is threatening to overshadow the mess. The legislative message that they wanna fight. The latest was how they got tied up into knots about how to condemn comments by Ilan, Omar, many Jewish members of congress Democrats felt that she went beyond criticizing the Netanyahu government in Israel, or the Trump administration slavers support of that government. Or even a packs, the Jewish pro Israeli lobby's power, many Jewish members of congress share her criticisms of those things, but they felt she went beyond that and revived an old anti-semitic slur about how American Jews people who support Israel are loyal to a foreign country. So in the end, they came up with a resolution that condemned anti-semitism, but also Islamophobia and other things it got unanimous support from Democrats. But what was interesting there it also caused splits in the Republican party because three Republicans voted against that resolution, despite the fact that their leadership didn't want them to do that. Right. And now we have a split in the Senate and the Senate right among the GOP. That's right. This week. The Senate is going to vote on the president's declaration of a national emergency to get funding to build the wall at the border four Republicans are going to vote against that. That means that the resolution will pass. But in the end, the president will veto it. And there are not enough votes in congress to over. His veto. But it shows you the Republican opposition to the president on this issue shows you that even though Donald Trump's grip on the party is very strong. It's not complete. That's NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you, the discussion of antisemitism. And what constitutes it has come at a fraught moment for American Jews? We wanna hear how you're feeling these days if you're Jewish and following the conversation, give us a call at two two two one six nine two one seven or right? It's a write us.

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04:42 min | 2 years ago

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"Seven the nays are Twenty-three voting present one. So we're busy with our legislative work despite what they might be in the press. A little bit of a surprise here. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has announced he will not run for president that last item surprising because it runs very much counter to the trend. These days we have national political correspondent Mara Liasson with us now. Good morning. Good morning Lillo so lots of headlines there, but let's start with the democratic primary field. It got a little bit smaller this week. That's right. The democratic primary field is still very big. But it is not continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. As a matter of fact this week there are four Democrats who decided not to run this weekend. And right before it, Michael Bloomberg Sherrod Brown, as you just mentioned, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Eric Holder, the former attorney general, and they are not gonna run. But everyone I've talked to believes it is almost certain that Joe Biden former vice president will get into the race soon. It's hard to make need categories out of this very large sprawling field of Democrats. Yeah. I think what you could say is that the centrist lane the lane filled with people who think that they can appeal to the four most important states, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio got a little emptier this week. But also in that lane is the former governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper Amara, he raised a million dollars in his first forty eight hours, which I have to say, I was surprised by does that tell you something about where in the pecking order, he is I don't know if it tells you that. But I think what it tells you is that almost every viable democratic candidate is raising a tremendous amount of money as soon as they announced Bernie Sanders raised about ten million dollars. I think what it tells you is how much enthusiasm there is in the Democratic Party. They want to turn out to vote as they did in November of two thousand eighteen they want to open their checkbooks. They wanna turn out to see these presidential candidates. They want to win. They wanna beat Donald Trump and everyone I've talked to is expecting record breaking turnout for the primaries next year. Well, meanwhile, on the hill Democrats were. Busy trying to do two things. Investigate and legislate. That's right. They were trying to do both of those things trying to find the right balance. Are they passed HR one the anti-corruption Bill? They also continued to investigate the Trump administration, and they don't want the investigations to over shadow the legislation because even if it can't be passed in the Senate or signed by the president Democrats want to lay down a marker for twenty twenty and say, this is what we do if we had control of government, right? And they're trying to get that message across. But there is something getting in the way of that. And that is more controversial comments from Representative Ilhan, Omar. That's right. The Democrats have a lot of internal divisions in that is threatening to overshadow the the legislative message that they wanna fight. The latest was how they got tied up into knots about how to condemn comments by Ilan, Omar, many Jewish members of congress Democrats felt that she went beyond criticizing the Netanyahu government in Israel, or the Trump administration slavers support of that government. Or even a packs, the Jewish pro Israeli lobby's power, many Jewish members of congress share her criticisms of those things, but they felt she went beyond that and revived an old anti-semitic slur about how American Jews people who support Israel are loyal to a foreign country. So in the end, they came up with a resolution that condemned anti-semitism, but also Islamophobia and other things it got unanimous support from Democrats. But what was interesting there it also caused splits in the Republican party because twenty three Republicans voted against that resolution, despite the fact that their leadership didn't want them to do that. Right. And now we have a split in the Senate and the Senate right among the GOP. That's right. This week. The Senate is going to vote on the president's declaration of a national emergency to get funding to build the wall at the border for Republicans are going to vote against that. That means that the resolution will pass. But in the end, the president will veto it. And there are not enough votes in congress to over. Ride his veto. But it shows you the Republican opposition to the president on this issue shows you that even though Donald Trump's grip on the party is very strong. It's not complete. That's NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you, the discussion of antisemitism. And what constitutes it has come at a fraught moment for American Jews? We wanna hear how you're feeling these days if you're Jewish and following the conversation, give us a call at two two two one six nine two one seven or write us a write.

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