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President, New York Times And Trump discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
"A New York Times report that he's known about Russia putting a bounty on U. S troops in Afghanistan since March, NPR's Mara Liasson reports the president tweeted that he was never briefed about the bounty. His new director of National intelligence, John Radcliffe, also denied that the president or vice president had been briefed. But neither Trump nor Radcliffe is denying that the bounty exists. In his tweet. The president called the story another New York Times hit job and said quote there have not been many attacks on us in Afghanistan. Trump hasn't said whether or how he plans to respond to the Russian action Now that he does know about it. Mara
President Trump, President And Democrats discussed on Reveal
"President Trump is laying out his new merit based immigration plan as NPR's Mara Liasson explains he aims to increase the number of green cards, given to people with college degrees or skills, while decreasing the number given on the basis of family connections in the US under the president's plan the number of humanitarian visas or asylum, grants would also drop the plan has been described by administration officials as a positive proposal that can unify Republicans. Speaking in the white House Rose Garden, the president cast it in starkly political terms, Democrats, proposing, open borders, lower wages, and frankly, lawless chaos. The president said he wants the plan to pass congress but he didn't mention the things the Democrats will surely demand a path to citizenship, or legalisation for some immigrants already in the US including the DACA recipients, young people brought here illegally as
"mara liasson" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"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?.
"mara liasson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"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.
Nielsen's exit comes as Trump eyes "tougher" immigration strategy
"When security secretary cures to Nielsen says she will stay on the job through Wednesday to ensure an orderly. Transition Nielsen submitted her resignation after meeting with President Trump who announced her departure in a tweet Sunday evening, NPR's Mara Liasson. The president who had been frustrated with secretary Nielsen frustrated with the surge of asylum-seekers at the border just decided to make a change. And he did this the other day where he took down his nominee for ice, immigration and customs enforcement said we're going in a tougher direction. And he had we know complained in the past that Nielsen hadn't been tough enough. And maybe he has something in mind where he will have a quote tougher looking policy towards the border with tougher looking people change at homeland security comes after Nielsen accomp-. The president to the US Mexico border on
After Failed Talks, Trade Negotiations Resume With China
"This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast US and Chinese negotiators are in Washington DC today for the start of high level trade talks to try and bring an end to the trade war between the world's two biggest economies and pure national political correspondent, Mara license joins us. Now. Gordon, mar. Hi, rachel. What is supposed to happen in this meeting incremental or they're big expectations. What's supposed to happen is the US is going to press China on two fronts. The first is getting the Chinese to lower the trade deficit between the two countries by more American stuff. Commodities like soybeans. The second goal is much harder. It's to address these structural issues. The US wants China, stop intellectual property theft. Stop what they call force technology transfer that. Enes forcing American companies to hand over their technology secrets they don't want China to require US companies to have a Chinese partner when they operate in China. In other words, the US wants China to change its business model. So the big question about these talks is will Donald Trump be so eager for a deal that he'll settle for China buying some more soybeans and not push harder on the structural issues. What I'm being told is even though the president started out being pretty obsessed with the trade deficit, which communists will tell. You is really not the most important metric he is. Now, very focused on these structural issues and tomorrow when he sits down with the Chinese vice premier he will have a chance to press these issues. So why the change I mean, I guess what what is the pain Ben like and well tipping the scales? Here. I think the change is just that the president has come to to understand that these structural issues are the real problem and the and the trade deficit just getting China to buy more soybeans from. In the US wouldn't really solve the problem. But in terms of the pain, there is a trade war, maybe a low level trade war right now between the US and China. The president has put twenty five percent tariffs on fifty billion dollars of Chinese imports. Another ten percent tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth. And then on March Firth, I he's threatening to raise that to twenty five percent if they don't get a deal, and that could really affect the world economy. These are the world's two largest economies. And of course, all this is complicated. By the fact, that the Justice department brought charges against the Chinese tech giant hallway big huge Chinese telecom. I mean, how's how's that gonna play into these negotiations? That's a very good question. The Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the indictments against Weiwei and the Chinese trade talks are on two separate tracks. But the question is will the wa wa indictments become a bargaining chip in the trade. Talks. How will they how can they not become a bargaining chip in these trade talks right minutia named want them on separate tax. But are the Chinese to look at it though. No, the Chinese clearly will want to roll them together. But these talks are probably not gonna come to a to a resolution this week. But the way indictments at some point, I think will affect them and pure national political correspondent Mara Liasson. For us this morning talking about these trade talks happening in Washington between the US and Chinese negotiators Mara. Thanks. We create it. Thank you.
"mara liasson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Turn America into Venezuela. Democrats want anarchy they really do even for Trump. That's pretty alarmist. But according to Newt Gingrich the president is right to be doing everything he can to scare his supporters into voting. Gingrich who became house speaker when a democratic president lost midterm election knows that midterms can have serious consequences for a White House losing the houses is a problem losing the sun. It's a catastrophe another way to put it. No senate. No judges no house, no legislation. If you suddenly had McConnell in the minority and Schumer controlling the calendar, you would get virtually no judge approved. Then the house the big the big problem will be the judges have endless. Investigations of everybody endless investigations, including possibly impeachment of everybody. Meaning not just people in the west wing. But every Trump cabinet official and agency head Doug high is the former communications director for the Republican National Committee. Democrats are going to investigate this president in an intense way that we've never seen before and Republicans were pretty intense on Barack Obama. This will take it to a two point. Oh, pretty quickly. You mean like the Benghazi investigation on steroids? This has been Ghazi in every committee affecting every department and agency and also means that Trump's I is necessarily going to be taken off the ball of job creation and doing those things that he should be able to tell the voters. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says on the other hand if the Republicans hang on then Trump style of leadership is validated. And he has a free hand to do pretty much what he wants if the Republicans are reelected to majority. Of the president's policies. And that means his opportunity to continue to get his America. First agenda, accomplished other presidents who've lost control of congress managed to find some areas of common ground with the opposition think Bill Clinton, Trump could try to do that says former George W Bush adviser Karl rove, but it will be harder. Now, it is possible to triangulate which is another way of saying working across party lines and finding allies on particular issues, but we're talking about a climate today that is much different than the climate that we had twenty years ago. And so if the Democrats were to take control, you would be, you know, an ugliness that the country would not find tolerable after the next two years, some supporters of the president paint a different picture, if the Republicans lose the house, they say Trump could use the democratic speaker Nancy Pelosi or her successor as a foil and cruised reelection the way Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did. But Corrie Lewin, douse. Ski isn't buying it. I heard people say that. And whoever says that should be summarily fired. Because clearly had no understanding of how politics works. I think this president and his agenda and what he's been able to accomplish. He's only been able to do because the Republicans have been in office one thing both Democrats and Republicans agree on is that this White House is just not prepared for the consequences of losing former Bill Clinton adviser, Paul Begala says no White House really is. They have no idea. What it feels like? I do. We lost fifty six house DS, go SEO. Bama. People would have felt like when they lost sixty three. It's a gut punch. There's a very real psychological and political price part of that price, the rock solid. Hold president. Trump has on the Republican party in congress could be shaken Trump rules his party by fear. Fear him a lot less if they get their butts kicked he loses so much so for Donald Trump who's entire persona is about always winning the November election could be the first time. He's a loser or not Mara Liasson. NPR news. We may not know what's going to happen in the November midterms, but we do know one thing Taylor swift is voting democrat in a lengthy social media post on Sunday. The pop superstar explained why she would be supporting Democrats Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the house. She also slammed Republican congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn for her record on women's and LGBT rights and all this from an artist who has famously refused to talk politics in the past. We reached Emily Yar of the Washington Post who's been following all of this welcome. Hi. So how earth shattering is this to see Taylor swift make some political endorsement honestly in an era where I don't know if anything can surprise me anymore. Suppress really tell me why the shock. Yeah. So I think it surprised me and a lot of people because for the last two years there has kind of been this steady drumbeat to get Taylor swift to sort of say anything political anything about the current environment. And she never has. And then all of a sudden Sunday, she drops this Instagram post with a really lengthy almost like scorched earth post about how she really feels about the upcoming mid terms, and I was just not expecting that. What's the response from her fans, I've seen a lot of support from people who were just glad she said anything. I mean, she has one hundred and twelve million Instagram followers, and a lot of people really look up to her. So there's a lot of support. There's also, of course, there's kind of this movement. That has always thought maybe she was secretly a conservative just because she never said anything. So they kind of had read into a lot of things she had never even said. But there is some disappointment on that side today. We'll unit Taylor swift did start out as a country music star, which is a world that leans conservative, but she's more of a pop star. Now. So does having a broader fan base kind of free her to take more left leaning political positions. Now, I think it did in some ways because when she made the break from Nashville and of declared herself going to the pop world, she didn't have to worry as much about, you know, country radio, which still drives so much of the country music industry. Now her songs are being played on pop radio. And she'd have this broader audience, I feel like it may have trapped her a little bit in the way that because she still has this country fans, she did still want to appeal them. But I think she probably did feel more free overall to share opinions, you know, she has a reputation for being extremely calculated when it comes to curate in her image. So what? Do you think why jump into politics? Now. What do you think is going on with her? Now, this is what I've been trying. This is the mystery of the day, and I always had inside her mind. Exactly Taylor swift. Always seems to be like twenty steps ahead of everyone else. No matter what she does everything kind of has like a double or triple. Meaning when you really look at it. I think in this case, the timing probably was pretty strategic. She just wrapped up her stadium tour in the United States. Yes, she's done with her concert. She doesn't need to think about the backlash for any of that. So she posted her message after this. She kind of alluded in her statement to events that have happened to her in the last couple of years. And that's I she was speaking out. She didn't stay with those were I think a big one that's impacted her. The most was her sexual assault trial when a country music DJ sued her after he lost his job because she said he groped her in a meet and greet line. And she counter sued him for a salt and battery, and she ended up winning may think that experience really really left a Mark on her. Emily Yar is an entertainment reporter for the Washington Post. Thanks very much for joining us today. Hey, thank you. This is all things considered from NPR news. Just two days before saxophonist and composer Miguel's and own went into the studio to record his new album. Hurricane Maria hit his native island of Puerto Rico. During session breaks, the known called family and friends for news about the devastation back home..
Pope acknowledges young people 'put off' by church scandals
"But that's okay. The president claim success for his negotiations with North Korea pointing out that nuclear testing by North Korea has stopped but in an acknowledgement that he has not made progress on getting rid of North Korea's nuclear weapons. He said the sanctions would remain until denuclearization occurs. Mara liasson. NPR news the White House. A judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that comedian Bill Cosby is as sexually violent predator. Cosby is scheduled to be sentenced later today for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in suburban Philadelphia fourteen years ago. Laura bench off with member station. WHYY reports district attorney Kevin Steele asked the court to give Cosby five to ten years in state prison. Make him pay twenty five thousand dollar fine and pay for the cost of the trial Cosby's attorneys asked for the other end of the sentencing spectrum house arrest Cosby will have the opportunity to address the court prior to sentencing in a public admission mission
"mara liasson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Mara. Just wanna ask you about one other thing in your times reporting last night that Bob Muller has informed. The president's legal team that he would accept some answers in writing from Trump and not necessarily a sit down interview on whether his campaign conspired with Russia back in two thousand sixteen right? Several news organizations are reporting that Bob Muller has told the president's legal team that he will accept written answers from the president to questions about possible coordination between the campaign and Russia. What we don't know is whether Muller will accept written answers related to questions of obstruction of Justice. So we don't know if this resolves the problem of whether the president will sit down and talk to Muller or not we know that his lawyers do not want him to do that that also figures in the woods. Book they think he would perhaps perjure himself. But we've also heard that the president wants to sit down with Muller because he thinks not doing it would look bad NPR's, Mara Liasson Marcin. Thanks mara. Thanks a lot. Thank you today supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh faces his first day of questioning from the Senate Judiciary committee. Democrats will grill him on his time in the Bush White House and try to get him to articulate his views on abortion and executive power. If he survives relatively unscathed Cavanaugh is sure to win quick Senate confirmation. But the next days of questioning are sure to be long and grueling. Here's NPR's Legal Affairs. Correspondent Nina totenberg expect Kevin ought to be questioned about all the sizzling legal topics of the day from abortion and gun control to his expansive view of presidential power. And how that might affect the Muller investigation Kavanagh's legal views on abortion rights, and his unusually stark views on gun control will undoubtedly be in focus from ranking democrat Dianne Feinstein. At yesterday's hearing. She laid out her concerns about the supreme court's nineteen Seventy-three abortion decision Roe versus Wade. And what a change in the supreme court's physician. Could mean for other privacy rights row is one in a series of cases that upheld an individual's right to decide who to marry where to send your children to school. What kind of medical care you can receive at the end of life as well as whether and when to have a family and she singled gun control as a subject, which cavenaugh has by his own admission different views from most other lower court judges including fellow conservatives at yesterday's hearing. Fred Gutenberg, who's fourteen year old daughter was killed in the parkland shooting tried to shake hands with the nominee, but cavenaugh for whatever reason walked away. Kavanagh's opening statement yesterday was laced with glowing statements about his lobbyist father, his teacher mother who went. To law school and became a prosecutor. And then it charge his wife who served as secretary to President George W Bush in the White House and his two daughters who sports teams, he's coached. He said the supreme court must never be viewed as a partisan institution..
A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
"New sunny from researchers at the World Health Organization is finding more than one point. Four billion adults around the globe or at risk of developing lifestyle related diseases. Primarily due to lack of physical activity appears an Rb reports, some of the countries with the highest rates of insufficient activity include Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. A lack of physical activity increases the risk of heart disease type, two diabetes dementia and some cancers worldwide. On average about. Out one and three women and one in four men do not get enough physical activity to stay healthy in the US about forty percent of adults are insufficiently active. This compares to about fifteen percent. In China. It's recommended that adults get at least one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week that comes out to less than twenty five minutes day. The study is published in the Lancet global health journal.
President Trump, Don Mcgann and John Brennan discussed on Says You!
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Suicide blast kills 14 near Afghanistan airport
"He's in Washington, I'm Louise Schiavone. The Justice department is made the unprecedented move of releasing documents from the FBI's request to a special court for permission to surveilled. Former Trump campaign advisor Carter page NPR's. Mara Liasson reports. The President Trump is claiming that the documents confirmed the investigation into Russian election at your favorites is a rigged witch hunt. This is the first Fiso wiretap application ever made public. The declassified document was heavily redacted, but it shows that the application relied on evidence that Russia had tried to recruit page back in two thousand thirteen. It also relied on evidence from that dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent President Trump tweeted this morning that the document proves his campaign was spied on Republicans in an effort to discredit the origins of the whole Russia investigation have been saying that the FBI abused its power because it relied improperly on the dossier Democrats say the FIS appliques. Was appropriate Mara Liasson NPR news One concept that emerged from the Helsinki summit last week is that the US and Russia might work together to help Syrian. Refugees return to their war-torn country but the. Head of US central command. General Joseph Patel tells ABC news. He's not convinced that US Russia cooperation should expand beyond the card. Coordination over Syrian airspace We should be doing anything more with. Russia right now I've not. For that I don't think that. We ought to be doing militarily with them right now Beyond what. We are currently we're currently doing votes l. told ABC and the Wall Street Journal that Russia's support of the Syrian, regime gives him significant pause and Afghanistan the Islamic state says it was behind a. Suicide bombing near Kabul international airport today that killed at least fourteen people the BBC's Catherine Davis reports. The blast coincided with the return of the country's exiled vice president cramps, of people including high ranking officials had gathered on, the tarmac to welcome general Dostam there was tight security for the event which was broadcast live on television but minutes after his. Convoy left the app airport an explosion occurred blast is set to. Have gone off near the main entrance where people had also been waiting general Dostum's return and the. Reason he left has. Been a subject of much speculation he went to techy. Often accusations of involvement. In the kidnap rate and torture of a political rival he's denied any wrongdoing And insists. He was in Turkey for medical treatment the BBC's Catherine Davis European Union officials are doing Washington later this week to meet with President Trump about trade this after the conclusion of, the meeting of. G twenty finance ministers and central bankers and Buenos Aires where trade was topic a this is NPR news from news, I'm Racquel Maria Dylan there's a small brush fire burning in a county park in. The hills of Milpitas the country fire has burned a couple hundred acres of grass already and is. Twenty five percent contained Cal fire officials say no homes are threatened so, far fire departments from around the south bay and, air tankers are already responding and some hikers were rescued no evacuation orders have been issued yet now too adorable baby sea otters. The marine mammal center in sausalito wants the public's help to name. An otter pop this particular pop had a rough start to life when she was first stranded she. Was suffering from demo Eric acid. Poisoning now she's recovering well and needs a name it turns out there. Are rules, for naming. A sea otter it's more like naming a Kentucky Derby horse than choosing a name for a. Family pet the center can't reuse names that would violate the terms of their licensed to treat wild animals veterinarian Abby McClain, says even animals will be released. Back into the ocean. Need names it really helps us because just memorizing numbers is very difficult especially when. You have hundreds of patients on site at one time and because the only thing cuter than a..
"mara liasson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Report that was about i don't know just a few days ago they wrote here as mara license wrote for npr in two thousand sixteen quote during obama's eight years in office the democrats lost more housesenate state legislature and governor seat then under any other president then it goes on say mara liasson noted that the obama legacy includes quote one huge failure diminished democratic party so mara liasson npr saying the whole trump effect is barack obama's fault and you know what i would say to that she's right yeah dilly dilly that's what they're saying yeah exactly right in the arrogance of the obama clinton machine during this last election they just knew for five that hillary was gonna win they had the fake media on their side they had the complicit congress and courts and and and and on their side they had the useful idiots his what etc etc the polls were on their side they just knew they knew and then they didn't and here we are and even when the people weren't on their side the find a way to assume them into their position like putin of which you know you can spring putin into it he's he's part of the of the apparatchik of the democratic party the bottom line of all this carl in what you're pointing to and myra license saying is that the democratic party has lost the trust of his people they're they're becoming on their own parade and nobody's turning around and seeing that boy they're they're following his dissipated dramatically because they no longer trust them and you know this is again you know my conversation with pat cadel this came out and it's tough for him this guy's a lifelong democrat and i and i maintain it in the one thing about the united states at the end of the day we have to remember the most important thing is we're all americans you're you're right brother in listen look the left here's here's what here's what they understood they understood that you had to control information so they infiltrated the media took it over and before long it became pure fake news they understood that the heartland of america still beat red white and blue so what did the left do over the last several decades they opened the borders trying to change the face the heartland they understood that passing laws to pass their leftist radical agenda could never happen so what did they do they they packed the courts with liberal leftist radical justices and then activated judicial activism exactly that's the only one thing so so now so that's the point is that they have underestimated the heartbeat of america it is still red white and blue it said carl we're so close to losing it all and this is why going back to what we said initially you gotta know what you know you cannot be casual about this we talk about activism this country right now for a time such as this demands an activated citizenry and that means we've got to follow the constitution the constitution says it is a government of four by we the people not the elites so it puts we the people in the position of the thority and that whole could preach on that all day long right good yeah well i tell people all the time there are four branches of government and the first one is we the people amen how often they forget that hun and delude that down and the thing is is we the people got to get off our backgrounds we got to be activated and look at it's our government the government we have is the government we deserve you got to think about that ultimately in right now things are changing and conservatism is on the rise again to the i would i would say to the saving opportunity of this great american experiment i've got about ten seconds i'll give you the last word okay for polls are wrong folks keep your eyes on jesus he's got his hands on control nothing ever changes as far as that goes gallup's i'm bill martinez live thank you karl appreciate it thank you bill this is an urgent health notice for all residents suffering from.
Judge orders families separated at the border be reunited within 30 days
"Find us anytime i'm wnyc dot org slash midday can white americans look our whiteness in the poet's claudia rankine and monica youn have a new collaboration at the gallery and performance space the kitchen called on whiteness explores the concept and it's real life implications we'll talk about it with the poets and your calls on the next brian lehrer show also would you deny service to sarah huckabee sanders if she walked into your restaurant the brian lehrer show at ten am on wnyc it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep in washington dc and i'm david greene in culver city california the clock is ticking last night a federal judge in california ordered border authorities to reunite separated families within thirty days children younger than five must be reunited in just fourteen days you will recall that a trump administration zero tolerance policies separated thousands of children from their parents as they crossed the border president trump dropped that approach but the children are scattered at facilities around this country some very small and it has not been clear how they would all be reunited let's talk about this with npr national political correspondent mara liasson hi mara i david so what exactly does this decision mean could these two thousand or so children who've been separated that this they might see their families again soon yes it might see mean that they see their families against sooner because the department of homeland security had already announced that they were trying to reunite these families but the order as you said sets a firm deadline something that they didn't have before and this week health and human services director alex as are told congress that his agency still had custody of two thousand and forty seven children who had been separated from their parents and according to the ap count that six fewer than the number he had in custody the week before so it shows you that things are moving smut lowell progress this would add some urgency to the process well this decision i mean given the mixed messages we've had over time for this administration you're the president's chief of staff john kelly telling us at npr that these separations were meant to act as a deterrent but then the president backed down from the separation so is the administration expected to to challenge this ruling at all whether administration hasn't reacted to this ruling yet but the fact is the president signed an executive order saying he wants these families reunified and the zero tolerance policy that led to the family separations zerotolerance meaning prosecuting every single illegal border crosser is a criminal that has been stopped and they're essentially back to the catch and release policy that donald trump didn't want well that's one big story that i know you are covering i want to turn to another one because it was primary night last night in the country and most votes went as expected although not in new york city number four house democrat lost his primaries to a challenge from the.
Family members react to study showing shocking death toll from Hurricane Maria
"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump is traveling to texas today npr's mara liasson says the president will be meeting with survivors of this month's deadly attack at santa fe high school along with family members of those shot to death he's unlikely to encounter calls for gun control in texas it's a pro gun rights state and most of the focus there has been hardening schools making them more secure against potential shooters the shooting at the high school left eight students and two teachers dead a seventeen year old student at the school is facing capital murder charges the president's trip to texas includes a speech at a republican fundraiser in houston the mayor of san juan says she's not surprised president trump has been silent about a study from harvard university researchers suggesting thousands of people in puerto rico were killed by hurricane maria not one tweet not one tweet from a man that tweets about the sunrise to say look people puerto rico we're sorry that's mayor carmen ulan cruise speaking yesterday the study published in the new england journal of medicine estimates maria directly or indirectly killed more than forty six hundred people in puerto rico that's more than seventy times higher than the official death toll i'm dave mattingly in washington i'm robin young as we head into the wedding season a wedding planner has some of the latest trends including influences from the royal wedding children instead of bridesmaids flowers since her bouquets since megan's was so small i've had a few calls about wanting to change their case and it was picked by prince harry apparently next time here and now here and now at eleven am later on this morning followed at noon by the takeaway turning a drug lords life into a tourist attraction so they go to the cemetery they go to jail for he was for one year they go to the house where he was killed what's the price of glorifying pablo escobar i'm tansy nevada and that's next time on the takeaway from wnyc and pri public radio international the takeaway at twelve noon and then just one chance to hear marketplace today and that will be at four o'clock because it's thursday so that means at six thirty this evening it's political breakdown she may be.
Illinois passes Equal Rights Amendment, more than three decades after deadline
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Kline President Trump travels to Houston today where he'll address political fundraiser, but as NPR's Mara Liasson reports I up the president meets with Santa Fe high school survivors, family members and community leaders nearly two weeks after a shooting rampage there. President Trump is planning to meet with the families of the victims of the school shooting at Santa Fe high school yesterday at the White House, press briefing and elementary school student visiting the White House asked, press secretary, Sarah Sanders. What the administration would do to prevent more shootings. He said he had a lockdown drill at his school and he and his classmates worried they could get shot at school. Sarah Sanders, the mother of three choked back emotion as she answered him as a kid. And certainly as a parent, there is nothing that could be more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe. So I'm sorry that you feel that way. This administration takes it. Seriously. Sanders said the today in Houston. The president will personally offer his condolences and support. Mara Liasson NPR news. The Whitehouse banks are getting a break from a landmark rule that was put in place after the two thousand eight financial crisis. It blocks banks from trying to make money with speculative investments, but as NPR's, Chris Arnold reports, the Federal Reserve is considering changing it. The Volcker rule basically says that bag shouldn't be making risky bets at the Wall Street casino since they might make bad bets and collapse the industry says, it's too cumbersome too hard to comply with though and needs revisions. But Wall Street watchdog groups are nervous. Marcus Stanley is with Americans for financial reform. He says the proposed changes, let banks off the hook for proving that they're not doing that risky trading. This is moving Volcker rule much more toward a. We'll take your word for it kind of role. Regulators, say the intent of the rule will stay in place, but they wanna make changes to make it easier to comply with and easier to enforce Chris. Arnold. NPR news Illinois has approved the equal rights amendment, the thirty seven state to ratify it thirty eight would need to approve it and the deadline for that with nineteen seventy nine. But Rachel lot well of member station w. I s. reports supporters aren't giving up the equal rights. Amendment is brief. It asserts that right should not be denied on account of sex. It passed out of congress in nineteen seventy two before going to the states for ratification ultimately falling short. But you are a supporter still wants states to ratify it in hopes of eventual adoption. One more state is needed, Nevada passed it last year. Virginia is on track to expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of low income residents. The state's Republican controlled Senate approved legislation yesterday and democratic governor Ralph north MS dune assignment in the coming days. Medicaid expansion was a keep vision of the Affordable Care Act. This is NPR. Dr. Zimbabwe says presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on July thirtieth. It'll be the first vote since President. Robert Mugabe was driven from power last year NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton reports the current president who took power after the coup is promising free and fair elections president Emmerson mnangagwa's election date, Brooklyn nation ends months of feverish speculation. The July thirtieth vote marks a major development in the post Mugabe. Mnangagwa's is pledging a transparent election and for the first time in more than a decade. International observers have been invited to monitor the vote in this new era of freedom and hope. Mnangagwa's tweeted, we welcome all our international partners to celebrate him. Bob win democracy in action repeatedly disputed elections under Robert Mugabe were mod by political violence and rigging and intimidation Zimbabweans now want a credit. Vote and a fresh start or Feb. equa, Stockton NPR news. The US Pacific command has a new name Defense Secretary. Jim Mattis says, it's now called you. US Indo Pacific command Mattis calls the name change a recognition of relationships with Indian and Pacific Ocean allies. Asian stocks recovered most of yesterday's sharp losses. Japan's Nikkei rose, eight tenths of a percent, Hong Kong's, Hang sang climbed one point, one percent and the Shanghai composite gained one point, eight percent. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news in Washington.
Trump Mistakenly Claims North Korea Has Agreed to “Denuclearization”
"The white house is offering condolences to canadians following the deadly rampage of oban down at toronto sidewalk that killed ten people and put fifteen others in the hospital press secretary sarah sanders says in a statement that the us stands with the canadian people in the aftermath of the tragic event in toronto the nomination of cia director mike pompeo is going to the full us senate npr's kelsey snell reports that the senate foreign relations committee approved the nomination after a key republican lifted his opposition pompeo's on track to be approved by the full senate by the end of this week but the positive report from the committee didn't happen without a little drama republican senator rand paul originally planned to joint committee democrats to vote against the nomination paul said he worry the pompeo has a history of supporting military intervention in iran and north korea paul also didn't like the pump what supported the war in iraq but paul said he was convinced by president trump that pompeo changed his ways that flip all but assures pompeo has enough votes in the full senate at least three democrats are expected to vote with republicans later this week kelsey snell npr news the capitol the white house's clarifying president trump's most recent tweet on north korea npr's mara liasson explains over the weekend president trump made some bold statements on twitter about north korea he said the north koreans have quote agreed to denuclearization that sounded like a historic breakthrough but then the white house press secretary sarah sanders walked that statement back saying the president didn't mean that north korea had actually agreed to give up their nuclear weapons only that they agreed that the goal should be getting rid of nuclear weapons on the korean peninsula we're not gonna make mistakes from previous administrations and we're not gonna take the north korean simply at their word we're not naive in this process sanders said the us will continue to put maximum pressure on the north koreans until they take concrete steps toward denuclearization mara liasson npr news the white house former president george hw bush hospitalized with an infection a family spokesman says the ninety three year old bush is responding to treatment and appears to be recovering jim mcgrath says he was admitted sunday a day after attending the funeral of his wife of seventy three years this is npr news in suburban philadelphia closing arguments are set to begin on tuesday and the.
Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, killing 9
"The live from npr news in washington i'm jack speer toronto police say nine people are dead sixteen injured after a white van jumped a curb and plowed into a crowd of pedestrians deputy police chief says they've apprehended the suspect who advocated that vehicle drivers in custody right now he's been investigated to the events that took place this afternoon still not clear what caused the van to strike the pedestrians at a busy intersection video shows the van driver are merging with what appeared to be a gun though orders have said no shots were apparently fired the suspect inequality rupel slang at a nashville waffle house over the weekend is in custody authorities say they've arrested twenty nine year old travis ranking not far from his apartment national police chief carlos lor describes what officers found during the arrest once he was in custody the detectors went cut off the backpack off of them because he was in cuffs when they looked into the backpack they had they saw a a silver kimber semiautomatic weapon with forty five caliber ammunition a flashlight and a holster on his person police allege ryan king wearing only a green coat and no other clothing opened fire early sunday morning with a semiautomatic assault style weapon at the restaurant killing four people before patron rested the gun away from the white house is clarifying the presidential twitter statements are north korea here's npr's more lisin over the weekend president trump made some bold statements on twitter about north korea he said the north koreans have quote agreed to denuclearization that sounded like a historic breakthrough but then the white house press secretary sarah sanders walked that statement back saying the president didn't mean that north korea had actually agreed to give up their nuclear weapons only that they agreed that the goal should be getting rid of nuclear weapons on the korean peninsula or not gonna make mistakes from previous administrations and we're not gonna take the north korean simply at their word we're not naive in this process sanders said the us will continue to put maximum pressure on the north koreans until they take concrete steps towards denuclearization mara liasson npr news the white defenses restaurant and bill cosby's retrial on criminal charges of sexual assault laura bench off of member station whyy reports the eighty year old cosby did not take the stand over.
"mara liasson" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh resident trump tweets missiles will becoming npr's mara liasson reports on the administration's reaction to syria suspect to chemical attack on civilians over the weekend after tweeting about the failing new york times and the fake news about the fbi raid on his lawyer's office president trump reacted to russia's promise to shoot down any us missiles fired at syria quote get ready russia because they will becoming nice and new and smart the president tweeted trump is under pressure to authorize a military strike that's more expansive than the one the us conducted last year against a single syrian airfield that strike failed to deter the syrian regime from using chemical weapons again but the president also says he wants to get out of syria very soon any escalation of force could have the opposite effect drawing the us into a conflict with russia and ending up getting the us more deeply involved in syria mara liasson npr news news washington republicans are weighing the impact of another announced departure this one from the speaker of the house paul ryan be clear i am not resigning i intend to full my serve term as i was elected to do but i will be retiring in january leaving this majority in good hands with what i believe is a very bright future ryan's announcement comes as the gop fights to hold onto its majority in the midterm elections npr susan davis reports onto of ryan's possible successors as house speaker this is going to scramble the entire leadership lineup the two names you're going to hear the most about our kevin mccarthy he is the currently the majority leader he wanted to be speaker before but couldn't get the votes he is likely to go in for that again and steve scalise he's the number three house republican the majority whip he is well known in this country in part because of the shooting at a congressional baseball game in which he sustains a severe injury and survived and is a very popular republican in the house that's npr's susan davis reporting the european air traffic control agency is warning airlines to exercise caution.
"mara liasson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh president donald trump is ordering an immediate deployment of us troops to the southwest border with mexico homeland security secretary cures to nielsen says it's a matter of national security the president has directed that the department of defense and the department of homeland security work together with our governors to deploy the national guard to our southwest border to assist the border patrol yesterday the president announced that he wanted a military presence at the border until as he put it a big beautiful wall was built it is still unclear how many troops exactly we'll be deployed and how much that will cost investors are still unnerved by president trump's trade policies reflected in the losses and gains we've been seeing the us markets npr's mara liasson reports that president trump's new top economic advisor says the markets should not overreact president trump is tweeting that the us is not in a trade war with china but the markets and republicans in congress are worried that if china and the us do engage in tit for tat tariffs the positive economic effects of trump's tax cuts could be neutralized the president's new economic adviser larry cudlow says markets shouldn't worry because it's possible trump's tariffs are just in negotiating tactic both china and the us have announced tariffs but they're also negotiating to see if those tariffs can be avoided kudlow said he's hopeful that a trade war will not happen he also offered soothing words to farmers manufacturers and other us businesses who were worried about president trump's threats to pull out of nafta mara liasson npr news the.
Treasury Department announces new Russia sanctions
"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the fresh market celebrating the season with spiral sliced honey ham specialty candy and a heat and serve easter meal details and recipes available at the fresh market dot com hello this is tyler abrahams and alexandria hammonds calling from our apartment on mission bay in san diego california of course they said yes we're engaged this podcast was important at one fifteen pm thursday march fifteenth things may have changed by the time you hear this keep up with all the political coverage at npr dot org your npr one app or local radio station enjoy the show aw i'm so happy yeah nice he there it's the npr politics podcast and we are here with our weekly roundup of political news thousands of students walked out of school yesterday to protest gun violence the walkouts marked the one month anniversary of the shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida also news today that the treasury department is imposing new sanctions against russia over its meddling in the two thousand sixteen election and in twenty eighteen election news democrat connor lamb appears to have one special election in pennsylvania now all eyes are on the illinois primary coming up next week i must mukalla political reporter i'm kelsey snell cover congress lucas i cover the justice department and i'm mara liasson national political correspondent all right can we just acknowledge that was a lovely time step it would have been real awkward if it hadn't worked out but that was great and they send us photos and the photos are so very cute very cute oh congratulations to them we're really happy and thank you for sending us photos we're glad to have played a minor but like i would.
Poll: Conor Lamb leads in Pennsylvania district
"The white house released its plan for schools safety and it seems to be backing away from several proposals the president has previously championed here's npr's mara liasson the president's school safety plan includes proposals that would help states arm teachers identify individuals who could be threats to themselves or others and make the current background check system more efficient but it doesn't include a push for legislation to raise the age to purchase certain firearms to 21 something the president told the students from florida he would be very strong on the president tweeted that there's not much political support for such a move the nra is opposed to it and therefore not many republicans in congress are for it but polls show the public does support aid restrictions by overwhelming margins the white house press secretary says president trump is still looking at the idea but only wants to push proposals that can be passed by congress quickly mar elias an npr news the white house in pennsylvania voters go to the polls tomorrow when a closely watched race for us house seat democrats and republicans were pouring millions of dollars into the contest from member station w esa on lee herring says the candidates are pushing to get out the vote democrat conner land is knocking on doors and making his final appeal to voters in a race where turnout is expected to be crucial republican wreksa cone is on the trail too with donald trump jr just two days after the president visited the area himself to hold a rally was to kohn a win for lamb would be striking in a district that trump won by about twenty points in 2016 and it could signal a democratic wave ahead of the midterms but democrats hold a significant registration advantage in the disc tricked in lam has cast himself as a moderate that might give him a shot at winning back the many white working class voters who have drifted from his party over the years for npr news i'm only herring in pittsburgh president trump citing security concerns is moving to block singaporebased broad coms proposed takeover of us trip maker qualcomm statement the white house says it believes such a deal quote threatens to impair the national security of the us rod comes been trying to buy qualcomm 400 and seventeen billion dollars on wall street the dow is down a hundred and fifty seven points this is npr and this is wnyc in.
"mara liasson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Clearance he had been using on an interim basis mara liasson joins us now she's empires national political correspondent omar high rachel so critics of the trump administration have long bristled at the fact that jared kushner never go a permanent security clearance and was still allowed to see top secret information so what finally compelled this change but finally compelled this change was the fallout from the rob porter controversy porter was the former white house staff secretary who also had a temporary top secret clearance then it was revealed that one of the reasons this secret clearance was held up was that his two former wives had accused porter of domestic violence so after that was revealed the chief of staff john kelly decided that anyone who's security clearance had been pending since before june 1st would be downgraded from top secret to secret that affected dozens of white house officials who had these temporary clearances including jared kushner the president's soninlaw who security clinton clearance has been pending for over a year i mean is he ever gonna get it well it's unclear if he'll ever get a permanent clearance many people think no but what it means for his job is that he can no longer read the presidential daily brief he won't have access to some highly classified intelligence john kelly has said this would not affect kushner's ability to do his job but people who've served in past administration say it will be very difficult for kushner to continue overseeing parts of his vast portfolio which include the middle east peace process relations with mexico and with china that's going to be very hard also worth noting this report.
"mara liasson" Discussed on Here & Now
"From npr and wbur i'm robin young i magna trucker bharti it here and now president trump is back at the white house today beginning the new year with tweets about north korea pakistan and iran and talking about the republican tax overhaul which took effect yesterday that the gop may have ended last year on a high note but democrats are looking ahead to the fall when they hope to win big in this year's midterm election so let's get the lay the land from npr national political correspondent mara liasson more a happy new year to you happy new year to you okay so let's see how 2018 is starting off because stay the president's repeated his support for antigovernment protests in iran tweeting quote the people ever honor finally acting against the brutal and corrupt iranian regime but do we know we have any idea what though the administration's actual strategy is towards iran right now we don't yet and one republican lindsey graham of south carolina went on television yesterday to say tweeting is not enough the president needs a strategy he has to lay out a plan to engage the regime and he hasn't done that yet there are a cup decisions he has to make pretty soon whether he's already decided to not recertify the iran nuclear agreement but he hasn't decided to ask congress yet to put set sanctions back on iran so that's one thing the white house could do but of course that doesn't really matter unless our european allies also decided to put sanctions on iran and the us would have to engage in diplomacy to convince them to do that right okay so speaking of congress congress also returns to washington the senate returns tomorrow the house next week they will get to work on go sheeting and other spending bill in order to keep the government open beyond january 19th but there seems to be a battle there over the deferred action for childhood arrivals program as well that's true tomorrow mark short who's the legislative affairs director at the white house and mick mulvaney who is head of the budget office are going to go up to capitol hill and meet with the bipartisan bicameral leadership and they're going to try to figure out what kind of budget caps they're willing to agree to so the government can stay open behind beyond january 19th year right daca what to do.
"mara liasson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from npr news in culver city california into wayne brown president trump is speaking out about the terrorist attack in new york saying he would consider sending the suspect to guantanamo prison npr's mara liasson says trump also refer to the current system for punishing terrorists as a joke after the massacre in las vegas that killed fifty nine people the president said it was too soon to discuss gun policies but one day after the terrorist attack in new york city the president is talking about immigration policy he blamed new york city senator chuck schumer for voting for a 1990 immigration bill they created a special all lottery programme under which the new york city suspect came into the country president trump called on congress to get rid of the program we need shrank we need resolve we have to stop of so we're going to get rid of his lottery program it turns out that back in 1990 senator schumer had a lot of company the diversity lottery programme was approved by a biparti in vote of eighty nine two eight and was signed into law by president george h w bush mar eliason npr news the white house they governor of puerto rico says twothirds of the island is still without power after being battered by the worst hurricane in a century he criticized the us army corps of engineers for being slow to respond to the crisis governor ricardo rosay oh is in washington today where he met with members of congress and the white house he told in pr is all things considered there's a lack of urgency on the part of the agency september 30th i sign they a mission statement with the core of engineers under the statement that it was going to take them fortyfive days to pick up the energy grid it has been more than thirty days now and all we have our seven brigades from the core of engineers import the legal the army corps of engineers responded saying they understand the governor's frustration and realize the importance of restoring power as quickly as possible stocks finished mixed on on wall street today this is npr and this is wnyc in new york on sean carlsson federal authorities have filed terrorism charges against the man in custody for yesterday's truck attack in lower manhattan but he's not the.
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"Situation emphasize the importance of not congressman jim banks republican of indiana thanks for talking with us thank you this morning sergeant david johnson's widow my you should johnson described her phone call with president trump that phone call last week has been the focus of an intense back and forth with the democratic congresswoman who trash the president's performance in that can poland's call npr's mara liasson joins us from the white house to talk about where this controversy goes from here high mara let's begin by listening to this clip from abc's good morning america where sergeant johnson's widow described her call with president trump appraisal thought she saw net four lady hurts anyway in hours mole crowd because i was angry at the that tony his voice high he saw cancelled a warm miles the low on raising on my husband's name he toll he had my husband important free and that's will actually soul led maher what do you make of this latest account if you give everyone the benefit of the doubt here you can just imagine a scenario the president perhaps wasn't comfortable he didn't set out to be disrespectful but he was repeating the advice that was given to him by his chief of staff john kelly who told him what john kelly's own condolence officer had told him when he lost his son it just came out the wrong way it was awkward he couldn't get comfortable with sergeant johnson's first name even though he had a written on a piece of paper that being said instead of just letting it go the president tweeted about the widows interview this morning he took issue with the tiniest details of like mrs johnson said when she said quote i heard him stumbling untried to remember my husband's name and that's what hurt me the most trump lashed back as is his habit tweeting quote i had a very respectful conversation with the widow of sergeant david johnson spoke his name from the beginning without hesitation so this president wants to have the last word even in a debate with the gold star widow and the president has been fighting for the last week with democratic congresswoman frederico wilson who initially criticised the president's response in this call where does that fight stand yesterday the president seemed to crow about how the fight with congresswoman wilson is good politics for him he tweeted yesterday morning quote wacky congresswoman wilson is the.
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"In one of his recent tweet storms president trump complained about fake news as he called denouncing reports that raised a suggestion that john kelly the chief of staff at the white house could leave soon kelly's been on the job for just a few months is a former marine general a goldstar our father and a former trump cabinet secretary who's now trying to impose order on the white house he said some success but does npr's mara liasson reports there are limits this week would be a task for any chief of staff among other things on john kelly's todo list keep the famously undisciplined president on script in his tax reform speech each in pennsylvania last night which he did and we will make taxes simple and easy and fair for all of our and over the next few days kelly has to pull off a delicate balancing act that allows the president of fill his campaign pledge to decertify the iran nuclear deal without scuttling the agreement altogether president trump says he's happy with kelly and expects him to stay on for the entire remaining seventy here's so general kelly's a fourstar not a bad general right you don't get any better than general kelly press secretary sarah sanders says that's because kelly has a clear vision of what his job is and isn't in how you hear these things that he's trying to manage the president that's the opposite of what he's trying to do is trying to manage the staff so that they can actually fully support the president and the best way possible kelly has been in public service all his life at a speech at george washington university in april before he was named chief of staff kelly described all the times he's had to raise his right hand to take an oath of office our nation is unique in that we swear are allegiance to a to a piece of paper constitution to law not to a king or to a president or to a party but the supreme law of the land that hasn't changed since kelly came to.
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"Of the no you had people that off in a how ended their the ambassador from spain to washington the conversation thank you thank you so much thank you in one of his recent tweet storms president trump complained about fake news as he called denouncing reports that raised a suggestion that john kelly the chief of staff at the white house could leave soon kelly's been on the job for this feud months he's a former marine general a goldstar father and a former trump cabinet secretary who's now trying to impose order on the white house he said some success was npr's mara liasson reports there are limits this week would be a test for any chief of staff among other things on john kelly's todo list keep the famously undisciplined president on script in his tax reform speech in pennsylvania last night which he did and we will make taxes simple patty's and fair for all of us and over the next few days kelly has to pull off a delicate balancing act that allows the president of the fill his campaign pledge to decertify the iran nuclear deal without scuttling the agreement altogether president trump says he's happy with kelly and expects him to stay on for the entire remaining seven years so general kelly's a fourstar not a bad general right you don't get any better than general kelly press secretary sarah sanders says that's because kelly has a clear vision of what his job is and isn't you know you hear these things he's trying to manage the president that's the opposite of what he's trying to do he's trying to manage the staff so that they can actually fully support the president and the best way possible kelly has been in public service all his life at a speech at george washington university an april before he was named chief of staff kelly described all the times he's had to raise his right hand to take an oath of office our nation is unique in that we swear our allegiance to a to a piece of paper constitution to law not to a king or to a president or to a party but the supreme law of the land that hasn't chain since kelly came to the.
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"End of this week or month they have to vote on a budget resolution first and some house conservatives are are thing would they want to see the details of the tax plan before they vote on the budget the reason they have to vote on the budget is that is the way that they can unleash something called reconciliation that will allow them to pass this with only fifty one votes in the senate instead of sixty okay so a really a of complicated process during which you would imagine the president is going to need to try and keep that republican caucus together in congress which has been no certain thing so far what is the white house relationship right now with with republicans on the hill well republicans relationships with republicans in congress a little shaky it's not just that the president blindsided republicans with his snap decision to make a deal with nancy pelosi in chuck schumer last week but also looking ahead to 2018 the white house will not commit that the president will stay out of the primary process in other words he could get involved and support republican primary challengers to republican in combines they've got a hint of atvs owner raed and yet when he went certainly did he spoken out in favor of kelly ward who wants to challenge jeff flake that could have a big effect on decisions about retirements republicans reconsidering retirement it could affect recruiting an fundraising all right npr national political correspondent mara liasson thanks mara thank you my louie's i think we're getting a a sense for how long a process is going to be cleaning up after hurricane armagh a very long process david and that is in part because they're so much infrastructure that it's kind of need to be repaired we know that more than half of florida lost power because of the storm danny gonzalez is among those still working without electricity as spin a struggle for everybody here but you know what we're gonna make it we helping each other but hopefully we electrical here quit because people run outta gas and generators and perish martin cassi ran into a crowd who were thrilled win a utility truck happened to show up in there now uber heard in miami let's listen to a little bit at reaction god bless you brought a welcome until miami glad to.
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"With a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning a chance of showers this afternoon that is now seven minutes past six this is morning edition from npr news i'm mary louise kelly and i am rachel martin good morning the art of the deal apparently includes a heavy dose news of surprise president donald trump rattled members of his own party when he sat in the oval office yesterday with leaders from both parties an in a deal to keep the government running he sided with democrats npr national political correspondent mara liasson joins me now mara what happened here what happened was the president had the republican and democratic leadership over to the white house to talk about what they were going to do about these difficult issues and democrats made them an offer they said will fund harvey we'll give you a threemonth extension on the debt ceiling in a threemonth measure to keep the government running until middecember this is something that the republicans didn't want earlier in the day paul ryan had called this threemonth deal ridiculous and disgraceful republicans wanted a much longer debtlimit extension because they didn't want their members to have to vote for this unpopular measure more than once before the next election but the next thing you know the president who wrote the art of the deal said to the democrats you've got a deal and here's how he described it later in the day when he was in north dakota at an event pushing his tax overhaul who had a great meeting with chuck schumer nancy pelosi and the whole republican leadership group and i'll tell you what we walked out of their mitch and paul everybody kavan and we walked out at everybody was happy not too happy because you can never be too happy republicans were not too happy at all because don't forget this deal with democrats comes after weeks of the president criticizing and scolding members of his own party including the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell so i can't imagine.
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"Director james call me and the ongoing russia investigations or today word came that a senior white house official has resigned communications director mike dubbed key not a household name but possibly the first of a number of changes to come and pierre national political correspondent mara liasson joins us now from the white house admire what exactly is my up key responsible for the white as wisely as the white house communications director mike dubbed he was responsible for planning a communication strategy and then trying to get everyone in the white house to execute it which is easier said than done with the president who likes to develop and tweet his own message all the time deputy actually handed in his resignation on may eighteen and it never leaked until today so that's really a record in this white house he was not a member of the trump inner circle he had worked on the campaign we know that trump has been unhappy with his communication staff that's an common reaction for presidents who see their approval ratings dropped but we also know the duct he was an advocate of compartmentalizing the trump controversy leading a specific person or persons deal with those that that the president could focus only on his priorities like jobs and trade and tax cuts but that clearly isn't something the trump himself embraced the question now is whether dubbed keys departure as part of a bigger staff shakeup to come but what might that larger staff shakeup furby like we don't know yet but there's been speculation that former campaign manager corey lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager david bossi would play some kind of a role these are tough loyal real street fighters from the trump campaign it's unclear if that role would be inside or outside of the white house the idea is to do something like other white house's who've been under investigations had done which has set up a war room or some special operation to handle responses to questions about the russia investigation and then wallet off from the rest of the white house we don't know what kind of structure trump wants we know he is clearly entertaining the idea of getting reinforcements and we know that the white house has been talking to an outside lawyer mark has wits he's a top corporate litigator and he is trump's business lawyer from new york sounds like you've.
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"Of speculation that president trump would shake up his staff amid weeks of negative headlines about the firing of fbi director james call me and the ongoing russia investigations well today word came that a senior white house official has resigned communications director mike dubbed key not a household name but possibly the first of a number of changes to come and pierre national political correspondent mara liasson joins us now from the white house admire what exactly is my up responsible for the white as wisely as the white house communications director mike dubbed he was responsible for planning a communication strategy and then trying to get everyone in the white house to execute it which is easier said than done with the president who likes to develop and tweet his own message all the time duct he actually handed in his resignation on may eighteen and it never leaked until today so that's really a record in this white house he was not a member of the trump inner circle he hadn't worked on the campaign we know that trump has been unhappy with his communication staff that's an common reaction for presidents who see their approval ratings drop but we also know the duck he was an advocate of compartmentalizing the trump controversy leading a specific person or persons deal with those that that the president could focus only on his priorities like jobs and trade and tax cuts but that clearly isn't something the trump himself embraced the question now is whether deputies departure as part of a bigger staff shakeup to come but what might that larger staff shakeup like we don't know yet but there's been speculation that former campaign manager corey lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager david bossi would play some kind of a role these are the tough loyal real street fighters from the trump campaign it's unclear if that role would be inside or outside of the white house the idea is to do something like other white houses who've been under investigations have done which has set up a war room or some special operation to handle responses to questions about the russia investigation and then wallet off from the rest of the white house we don't know what kind of structure trump wants we know he is clearly entertaining the idea of getting reinforcements and we know that the white house.