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Congress can get Trump tax records, appeals court rules
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting an appeals court rules Congress can get former president Trump's tax records A federal appeals court has agreed with the lower court ruling saying Congress can access former president Donald Trump's tax returns a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit agreed with U.S. district judge Trevor mcfadin a Trump appointee who in a December ruling said the chairman of the House ways and means committee has brought authority to request the records The House ways and means panel first requested Trump's tax returns in 2019 Under the Trump administration the Justice Department defended the decision by then treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin to withhold the tax returns from Congress Mnuchin argued the records were being sought by Democrats for partisan reasons Mike Gracia Washington
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" I'm Mike Gracia reporting an appeals court rules, Congress can get former president Trump's tax records. A federal appeals court has agreed with the lower court ruling, saying Congress can access former president Donald Trump's tax returns, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit agreed with U.S. district judge Trevor mcfadin a Trump appointee who in a December ruling said the chairman of the House ways and means committee has brought authority to request the records. The House ways and means panel first requested Trump's tax returns in 2019. Under the Trump administration, the Justice Department defended the decision by then treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin to withhold the tax returns from Congress. Mnuchin argued the records were being sought by Democrats for partisan reasons. Mike Gracia, Washington.
Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting former president Trump says the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate The circumstances of the search were not immediately clear but former president Donald Trump in a statement Monday said the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida The Associated Press reached out to the FBI and Justice Department for comment but spokespeople for both did not immediately return messages Mike Gracia Washington
Democrats say they’ve reached agreement on economic package
"I Mike rossia reporting Senate Democrats say they've reached agreement on their economic package Senate Democrats reached agreement Thursday night on changes to their top priority economic legislation setting the stage for votes over the weekend Senator kyrsten sinema of Arizona said in a statement she had agreed to changes in the tax and energy provisions Earlier set up majority leader Chuck Schumer The American people overwhelmingly support these steps But Republicans led by minority leader Mitch McConnell appear uniformly opposed to the package Americans don't want it Democrats to regulate us into an even deeper recession With cinema on board Democrats expect to have 50 votes in the evenly split Senate with vice president Kamala Harris holding the tie breaking vote for passage Mike Gracia Washington
Dems consider changes to economic bill, weekend votes ahead
"I'm Mike rossia reporting Democrats consider changes to their economic bill with weekend votes ahead Senate Democrats are pondering changes to proposed taxes on the wealthy and big corporations as they ready for a weekend of marathon debate in the push to pass their election year economic legislation Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer Soon the Senate will vote on this groundbreaking legislation The bill includes hundreds of billions in spending tax credits to promote clean energy Beefed up tax collections and curbs on drug prices but Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell says Over the next two years and they do nothing to cut inflation in the long term With Republicans on track to uniformly oppose the legislation Democrats need all 50 of their caucus on board and that means getting support from Arizona centrist kyrsten sinema If cinema is on board vice president Kamala Harris would cast the deciding vote Mike Gracia Washington
Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights
"I Mike rossia reporting there's a bipartisan compromise bill in the Senate that would restore abortion rights Four senators have introduced bipartisan legislation to restore abortion access following the Supreme Court decision to overturn roe V wade The legislation was introduced by Democrats Tim kaine of Virginia and kyrsten sinema of Arizona and Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska The legislation would prohibit most state regulations that prevent abortion access before fetal viability State restrictions would be permitted as long as the mother's life is protected The bill is not expected to pass and it's unlikely to even be brought to a vote But backers say the legislation is intended to signal to state legislatures and the public that a majority of the U.S. Senate supports codifying roe Mike Gracia Washington
Biden names FEMA, CDC officials to head monkeypox response
"I Mike Gracia reporting President Biden will appoint fema and CDC officials to head a monkeypox response Under criticism for a slow vaccine rollout president Joe Biden is set to appoint a White House monkeypox response team The White House says Biden will name Robert Fenton of the federal emergency management agency as White House monkeypox response coordinator Doctor Dmitri zhaoxin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be Fenton's deputy Fenton helped lead fema's max vaccination effort for COVID-19 when Biden first took office The scallop is a national expert on issues affecting the LGBTQ community The monkey pox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin to skin contact as well as sharing bedding towels and clothing The U.S. saw its first case of confirmed monkeypox on May 18th There are now over 3000 confirmed infections Mike Gracia Washington
DHS watchdog asked the Secret Service for all Jan. 6 texts, then retracted the request in an email
"Congressional Democrats allege a cover up on deleted Secret Service texts and demand records The chairs of the House oversight and Homeland Security committees have requested sit down interviews and internal documents from the Department of Homeland securities inspector general regarding deleted Secret Service text messages surrounding the January 6th attack on the U.S. capitol House oversight chair Carolyn maloney and Homeland Security chair Benny Thompson wrote a letter to inspector general Joseph Kofi Monday The committee say they have evidence showing the inspector general's office first learned of missing Secret Service text messages related to the attack in May 2021 But efforts to recover the text messages were abandoned in July 2021 nearly a year before Congress was informed the messages had been erased Mike Gracia Washington
Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump border policy
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting the Supreme Court certifies its ruling ending a Trump era border policy The Supreme Court has certified the ruling it issued June 30th allowing the Biden administration to end the Trump era remain in Mexico policy for asylum seekers In a two word docket entry the court said judgment issued to record the justices voted 5 four that the Biden administration could end what was a quarter stone Trump border policy Officially known as migrant protection protocols the policy made asylum seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court The Biden administration has not said how it will dismantle the policy Mike Gracia Washington
House passes semi-automatic gun ban after 18-year lapse
"I Mike rossia reporting the house passes a ban on semi-automatic weapons after an 18 year lapse After a day of impassioned debate 67% of Americans support an assault weapon ban The latest so called assault weapons ban is unconstitutional We have a responsibility to try and stop mass shootings Let's call this for what it is It's a gun grab The House passed legislation Friday evening to revive a band on semi-automatic weapons On this vote the yeas are 217 The nays are 213 The bill would outlaw importing selling or manufacturing a wide array of semi-automatic weapons but judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler said it would exempt those already in possession Democrats pushed through the legislation in response to a wave of mass shootings including those at a buffalo New York supermarket and rob elementary school in Yuval Texas nearly all Republicans in the House voted against the bill and the legislation could stall in the 50 50 Senate Mike Gracia Washington
Under fire, US officials say monkeypox can still be stopped
"Hi Mike Ross Reporting under fire U.S. officials say monkeypox can still be stopped Top Biden administration health officials said Thursday the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. can still be stopped but cases continue to rise and the administration is being criticized about the pace of the response Even as federal leaders announced plans to distribute 780,000 shots of the two dose giant Eos vaccine health departments in San Francisco New York and Washington D.C. said they don't have enough shots to meet demand As of Wednesday the CDC said there were more than 4600 reported monkeypox cases in the U.S. and federal health officials expect the numbers to rise The monkey pox virus mainly spreads through skid on skin contact but it can also transmit through touching linens used by someone with the infection Mike Gracia Washington
FBI open to settling claims by gymnasts abused by Nassar
"I Mike Gracia reporting the FBI is open to settling claims by gymnasts who were abused by doctor Larry Nassar The FBI's general counsel has reached out to attorneys representing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles Ali raisman of Michaela maroney and dozens of other women who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar to begin settlement talks in the $1 billion claim they brought against the federal government Three people familiar with the matter say the FBI reached out on Wednesday The settlement talks were first reported by The Wall Street Journal The victims brought claims against the FBI for failing to stop nassar when the agency first received allegations against the sports doctor in 2015 Nasser continued his assaults for more than a year and pleaded guilty in 2017 Mike Gracia Washington
Trump, Pence speeches put stark GOP divide on display
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting Trump and Pence speeches put the GOP's stark divide on display Former president Donald Trump and his former vice president Mike Pence were both in Washington Tuesday in separate and starkly different appearances Trump was back in the nation's capital for the first time since inauguration day 2021 while critical of the Biden administration Trump also resurrected the 2020 election I always say I ran the first time and I won then I ran a second time and I did much better We got millions and millions more of us At a separate event Pence said it's time to move on I believe conservatives must focus on the future to win back America Polls show Trump remains by far the top choice among Republican primary voters with Pence far behind and Trump teased he may run again We may just have to do it again We have to straighten out our branches Mike Gracia Washington
Former Pence chief of staff testifies to Jan. 6 grand jury
"I Mike Gracia reporting a top aide to former vice president Mike Pence testifies before a federal grand jury Mark short the former chief of staff to then vice president Mike Pence has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the January 6th 2021 attack on the U.S. capitol A person familiar with the matter who insisted on anonymity says short appeared before the grand jury after receiving a subpoena The appearance was first reported by ABC News which said short testified last week Short who has cooperated with the separate House committee investigating the insurrection was with Pence at the U.S. capitol during the attack on January 6th Mike Gracia Washington
Biden's COVID symptoms improve; WH says he's staying busy
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting President Biden's COVID symptoms improved and The White House says he's staying busy I'm feeling much better than I sound President Joe Biden and The White House painted a picture Friday of the 79 year old president still at work despite being diagnosed with COVID-19 one day earlier but during a video conference with his top economic team This is a 38th day in a row of declining retail gas prices Biden's illness was evident Doctor Ashish jha The White House COVID-19 response coordinator The president is doing better He slept well last night He ate his breakfast and lunch Biden's doctors say his COVID symptoms are mild and he is responding to treatment The White House says none of the 17 people determined to have been in close contact with Biden when he might have been contagious have tested positive Biden will be in isolation in The White House living quarters for 5 days Mike Gracia Washington
Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riot
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting senators proposed changes to the elector's law after the capitol riot a bipartisan group of senators have reached agreement on proposed changes to the electoral count act of 1887 The package is made up of two separate proposals one that clarifies how states submit electors and spells out that the vice president presides over the joint session of Congress in a solely ministerial capacity The other proposal would bolster security for state and local election officials The bill also specifies procedures around presidential transitions to ensure the peaceful transfer of power Both Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell have indicated support for the bipartisan group Votes are not likely before the fall Mike Gracia Washington
Biden holds off — for now — on climate emergency declaration
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting President Biden is holding off on a climate emergency declaration President Joe Biden travels to Massachusetts today to promote his efforts to combat climate change but The White House hopes for those anticipating a climate emergency declaration Everything is on the table is just not going to be this week on that decision At Tuesday's White House briefing spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre said the prospect of issuing a climate emergency in the future is still on the table Pressure on Biden to take action intensified after senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia pulled out of negotiations on climate legislation last week Additionally the focus on climate has heightened amid a searing heat wave that's blasting Europe Mike Gracia Washington
Report: Conservative Newsmax peddles Jan. 6 misinformation
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting a new report finds conservative TV channel newsmax is peddling January 6th misinformation According to a new research report the conservative TV news channel newsmax has made at least 40 bogus claims about the January 6th riot at the U.S. capitol since June when the house January 6th committee began televised hearings The report comes from NewsGuard a tech firm that monitors misinformation among the falsehoods peddled by newsmax that there were only a few hundred rioters and that they were unarmed Newsmax has also falsely claimed 11 times since June 9th that then president Donald Trump ordered National Guard troops to the scene but House speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked the order That falsehood was debunked over a year ago and Pelosi doesn't direct the National Guard Mike Gracia Washington
Facing pressure, Biden to sign order on abortion access
"Pressure President Biden will sign an executive order on abortion access Two weeks after the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade ending a constitutional right to abortion president Joe Biden will take executive action to protect access to abortion according to three people familiar with the matter The White House says Biden will speak on protecting access to reproductive healthcare services Friday He is expected to formalize instructions to the departments of justice and Health and Human Services to push back on efforts to limit the ability of women to access federally approved abortion medication or travel across state lines to access clinical abortion services Biden will also ask the Federal Trade Commission to take steps to protect the privacy of those seeking information about reproductive care online Mike Gracia Washington
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"Were three troopers that were on 60 route 66 proceeding towards the same when they encountered a vehicle matching the description of the suspect Maryland state police lieutenant colonel Meyer The troopers want to stop the vehicle the suspect immediately started firing off rounds at the troopers We were troopers returned fire striking the suspect One of the troopers was also injured both were taken to the hospital Dolphin Meyer said the trooper is doing well the suspect was still being treated His name will not be released until charges are filed Sarah Jacobs news The victims who lost their lives today are identified as 50 year old Mark Allen fry 31 year old Charles Edward Minnick junior and 30 year old Joshua Robert Wallace the injured victim Brandon chase Michael who was 42 years old his condition not known at this time Ten 35 here on WTO one day after dramatic testimony on the hill by victims of recent mass shootings The House approved a red flag gun Bill tonight but it is unlikely to pass the Senate The House approved a red flag bill Thursday that would allow a judge to issue a temporary order to remove and store firearms from people at extreme risk of harming themselves or others but on the House floor Republicans mounted stiff opposition This affront on the Second Amendment is in fact ridiculous There are more people killed in the United States by hands and knives than rifles Democrats were just as determined This is the side of doing absolutely nothing But casting aspersions and challenging what is right The vote followed Wednesday night's passage of the gun control bill that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle and prohibit sales of ammunition magazines with capacities of more than 15 rounds Neither Bill is expected to pass in the Senate Mike Gracia Washington Still ahead later this hour a lot of former Trump people have been shown in tonight's January 6th committee prime time hearing saying the president was lying and was wrong when he said the election had been stolen I believe the words he used were so there's no there there It's campaign lawyer Alex cannon quoting former chief of staff Mark Meadows who said he had a phone conversation with the then White House chief of staff Stay with us tonight for more about January 6th here on WTO and the rest of the night's news I'm Ronnie movis for.
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"The heat should be completely damaged and maybe we can we need to throw away everything because it's not that quality that we expect in the United States Republican governor ordered the inspections in response to the Biden administration's effort to wind down a health law that prevented asylum seekers from entering the U.S. One major crossing reopened today after the governor of Mexico's chihuahua state agreed to a new security deal This is AP news Another former top Trump aide this time Stephen Miller questioned for hours by the House select committee investigating the January 6th 2021 attack on the capitol One source says the online video interview lasted about 8 hours A man who says he followed Donald Trump's orders is found guilty At Ohio man who claimed he was only following presidential orders from Donald Trump was convicted Thursday on all counts for his part in the riot at the U.S. capitol in January 2021 A federal jury took less than three hours to convict 38 year old Dustin Bryan Thompson of obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory and 5 other offenses The maximum sentence for the obstruction count the only felony Thompson was charged with is 20 years in prison In his defense Thompson blamed Trump and members of the president's inner circle for inciting the insurrection including his own actions sentencing was set for July 20th Mike Gracia Washington I'm Tim McGuire AP news This is 8 20 a.m. WCT willow springs and streaming worldwide at WWC PT 8 20 dot com We are Chicago's progressive talk where facts matter Now UW CPT 8 20 Chicago traffic update Inbound on the Kennedy between Chicago and the burn interchange you're stop and go O'Hare to the burn interchange 23 13 for mantras and the express lanes are 8 minutes Kennedy up on a slowing Irving park to montrose out front of the airport 22 Eisenhower inbound three 90 to the post office is 28 minutes the delay is from mannheim to displays Now I found your slope from Laramie to Austin due to an earlier accident that's been cleaned up Post office out to wolf 17 out to three 90 is 29 Now going on the Stevenson inbound you're slowing up from Ashland to the Dan Ryan heavy ramp to the inbound Dan rein as well Three 55 to to solve a lecture drive 23 That's traffic I'm Julie Cronus If.
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"Joe Biden was asked about a myriad of challenges facing his administration including tensions between Russia and Ukraine Russia will be held accountable If it invades in a mangled warning to president Vladimir Putin Biden said it depends on what it does It's one thing if it's a minor incursion The White House later said Biden was not telegraphing to Putin that the U.S. would tolerate some military action against Ukraine But on Capitol Hill Republican senator Ben sasse of Nebraska said Biden effectively gave Putin a green light to invade Ukraine Mike Gracia Washington In Berlin today blinken says Moscow should be under no illusions If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border and commit new acts of aggression against Ukraine that will be met with a swift severe united response from the United States and our allies and partners Russia denies it's planning an invasion and is accusing the west of plotting provocations in Ukraine President Biden's poll numbers are down as he ends his first year in office The Associated Press center for public affairs research poll shows 56% of those survey disapprove of how he's handled the job 43% approve The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits is up again Correspondent Jackie Quinn The Labor Department reports jobless claims were up 55,000 last week to 286,000 It's the highest level since mid October Unemployment applications had fallen steadily for about a year and a half On Wall Street stocks opened higher This is a P K a's Kyrie Irving still can't play home games for the Brooklyn Nets because of its refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but he did play last night in Washington They ferry on how it went Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half of the nets one 19 one 18 when at Washington Chipping in in the first half you know it's going to be an aggressive and then kind of pasting myself in the second half Just trying to put two solid halves together at this point And I think once I do that I feel a lot more complete But Marcus Aldridge added 27 points for Brooklyn which led by as many as 16 James Harden had 18 and helping the nets win for only the 5th time in their last 12 games and snap a four game losing streak at Washington Kyle Kuzma and Spencer Dinwiddie missed three point attempts on the wizards final possession Bradley Beal led the wizards with 23 points and 9 assists but the nets improved to 16 and 5 on the road.
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"Capitol insurrection wants to speak to Fox News personality Sean Hannity in a letter to Hannity committee chair Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said the panel wants to question Hannity about his communications with former president Donald Trump former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and others in the Trump inner circle in the day surrounding the insurrection Attorney Jay sekulow who represents Hannity told axios such a request would raise serious constitutional issues including First Amendment concerns regarding freedom of the press The committee possesses dozens of text messages from December 31st 2020 to January 20th 2021 including one from Hanoi to Meadows saying I do not see January 6th happening the way he is being told Mike Gracia Washington And there's words this morning that former president Trump has also canceled a planned press conference that was scheduled for January 6th for a later date WTO pia 1237 and update on traffic and mother one minute away CBS News brief breaking in Chicago right now the public schools teachers union voted to switch to remote learning as the omo cron causes COVID cases to surge Schools CEO Pedro Martinez wants students to stay in classrooms Our schools are safe There is no evidence that our schools have ever been unsafe the school year cases were always at a fraction of the community We rarely saw any instances of any major transmission President Biden urged calm amid rising cases And again press the need for vaccinations and booster shots Booster shots work A significantly increased to protection that provide the highest level of protection against omicron Senator Tim kaine spent 27 hours stuck on I 95 in Virginia and a blizzard along with hundreds of others The number of cars that are off the road.
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"Third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of the former police officer who shot and killed Dante Wright during a traffic stop Yesterday the jurors asked the judge how to proceed if they can't reach a verdict indicating a potential deadlock Former officer Kim Potter who was white is charged with first and second degree manslaughter She says she meant to use her taser on Dante Wright who is black but instead pulled out her gun and shot and killed him To the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell jurors failed to reach a verdict with another day of deliberations Today they asked to see transcripts of testimony from one accuser as well as from a housekeeper from Maxwell's friend Jeffrey Epstein deliberations will now resume after Christmas on Monday the judge in the trial warns jurors to be safe as COVID cases increase dramatically in New York City The White House is challenging a massive new estimate from the Secret Service regarding the amount of pandemic relief fraud The White House is downplaying a statement from the U.S. Secret Service that nearly $100 billion at minimum has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs at a briefing Wednesday White House press secretary Jen Psaki We expect them to clarify this was also a concerning headline We saw ourselves but there is no new research data analysis of fraud here So just to give you the specifics what happened is there was just an adding up of two old IG reports The Secret Service spokesperson said the agency would not amend a statement on its website but did add a clarifying note explaining the fraud figure is based on reports from the Labor Department and the small business administration and the Secret Service is not producing a new report Mike Gracia Washington Earlier this year there were several warnings the nation's ongoing supply chain issues would persist into the holiday shopping season and lead to empty store shelves Politico tech reporter Stephen overly tells WTP there are several reasons why that hasn't happened in all cases Consumers started shopping earlier and shopping in stores retailers also ordered their products earlier which means that they've had inventories to keep shelves stopped And there have been efforts to get the supply chain moving including easing some of the backlog that we've seen at the port Despite all the trouble are you feeling good about this economy There's an optimistic jobs forecast locally That's ahead of money news Fever is a potential sign.
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"The breaking stories were following tonight a pay raise for federal workers President Biden signed an executive order giving an average 2.7% pay raise for civilian employees next year Some more details about that coming up next hour President Biden is planning to run again in 2024 He said so in an exclusive interview with ABC News tonight you said you would absolutely serve 8 years if elected Do you plan to run for reelection Yes But look I'm a great respecter of fate Fate has intervened in my life many many times If I'm in the health I'm in now if I'm a good health then in fact I would run again And if that means a rematch against Donald Trump You're trying to tempt me now Sure Why would I not running as Donald Trump or the nominee That increased the prospect of running President Biden with David Muir of ABC the president also addressed the COVID testing shortage saying that nothing's been good enough He also may face some criticism for this said he wish he had thought of the testing kits two months ago And when asked about the omicron variant President Biden says no one saw it coming The White House is challenging a massive new estimate from the Secret Service regarding the amount of pandemic relief fraud The White House is downplaying a statement from the U.S. Secret Service that nearly $100 billion at minimum has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs at a briefing Wednesday White House press secretary Jen Psaki We expect them to clarify this was also a concerning headline We saw ourselves But there is no new research data or analysis of fraud here So just to give you the specifics what happened is there was just an adding up of two old IG reports The Secret Service spokesperson said the agency would not amend a statement on its website but did add a clarifying note explaining the fraud figure is based on reports from the Labor Department and the small business administration and the Secret Service is not producing a new report Mike Gracia Washington More Amazon Web service disruptions and now the company is getting a closer look for another reason that's all I had in money news in a couple of minutes Stay close to WTO.
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"Thousand more people died in the U.S. last year than previously reported The final 2020 tally about 3 million 384,000 deaths The final numbers for 2021 won't be in for several weeks but the CDC says based on available information it's likely 2021 will surpass last year's record number of deaths by at least 15,000 I'm Ben Thomas President Biden says the holidays could be pretty much normal for the vaccinated but potentially dangerous for those who are not vaccinated And the government's buying rapid home testing kits to help Americans get through this Here's the AP's Julie Walker We all want this to be over Biden at The White House yesterday echoing the words so many feel President's plan won't kick it until January but includes half a billion free rapid home testing kits available through a government website This is not march of 2020 200 million people are fully vaccinated We're prepared We know more We just have to stay focused Federal testing sites and increase in vaccination and boosting efforts and support for hospitals under strain are also part of his plan I'm Julie Walker New numbers just in from the commerce department show the pandemic is continuing to hit the economy The economy grew at a 2.3% rate in the third quarter but the fast spreading omicron variant is among the issues that have experts worrying about future growth prospects Can Tesla drivers play video games on the centered touch screen while the vehicle is moving The government's investigating a complaint from a Tesla owner who says somebody is going to get killed This is a P news A federal watchdog says during the Trump administration the USDA overpaid corn farmers billions of dollars Here's the AP's Mike Gracia A federal watchdog agency report says the Trump administration overpaid corn farmers by about $3 billion in federal aid in 2019 The government accountability office found the Trump administration paid farmers in the south more for the same crops than farmers elsewhere in the country Before the November 2020 election Trump courted farmers votes with federal aid At an October campaign stop in Omaha Trump said he believed farmers were better off getting government payments than relying solely on farming receipts In 2019 one third of U.S. farm income came from direct government payments In 2020 government payments accounted for 40% of U.S. farm income Mike Gracia Washington An American diplomat has been arrested in turkey accused of selling a fake passport for $10,000 I'm Rita foley AP news This is a 20 a.m. willow springs and streaming worldwide at 8 20 dot com We are Chicago's progressive talk where facts matter Now your 8 20 Chicago traffic.
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"During the day seasonable highs in the mid to upper 40s Wednesday chance of a shower early otherwise mostly cloudy but clearing in the afternoon highs will be the upper 40s to near 50 Thursday increasing cloudiness and cool low to mid 40s I'm still 24 but I'll just remember And it is 29° in Gaithersburg it is 33 in Arlington and 26 in lanham Brought to you by patient first patient first is now open in Aspen Hill physicians x-rays lab tests and prescription drugs It's ten 41 The January 6th committee wants to interview a sitting member of Congress for the very first time The panel has sent a letter to Republican representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania saying it has received evidence from multiple witnesses that Perry had an important role in efforts to install Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark as acting attorney general It's the first time the committee has requested an interview with a sitting member of Congress marking a new phase in the investigation Perry was among a group of congressional Republicans who met with president Donald Trump ahead of the attack in a strategy session on how to block the election results at the January 6th electoral count Mike Gracia Washington And in a letter to House Democrats speaker Nancy Pelosi today asked how many of them plan to be in Washington on January 6th She says planning for events to observe the one year anniversary of the attack on Congress is underway The house will not be in session that day but there might be discussions amongst historians about what happened and a prayer service in the evening and Pelosi says all events that will take place will be live streamed Pentagon press secretary John Kirby says very few American troops have been involved in extremist activities The vast majority of men and women in our armed forces is of course you know sort of honorably While extremist activity in the force is rare any instance can have an outsized effect The Pentagon's just released new details Rather detailed new rules that var service members from actively engaging in extremist activities the rules are coming out almost a year after some current and former service members took part in an attack on Congress Senior defense officials say fewer than a hundred troops were involved in substantiated cases of extremist activity in the past year Deliberations have begun in suburban Minneapolis as a jury decides the fate of a former police officer Kim Potter in the death of Dante Wright on Monday jurors heard a final time from both the prosecution and defense In closing arguments prosecutor Aaron Eldridge told jurors that Kim put her had been warned about mistaking a gun for a taser Every year she was told about the risk of weapon confusion and that pulling a gun instead of a taser could kill somebody In his argument defense attorney Earl grey told jurors Potter did.
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"I went down to the basement there's a lot of bang Everything went quiet and dark and come out and garage is gone And it rip us off those CBS News brief I'm Monica Rick Two 32 In our fears this morning president Joe Biden's $2 trillion social spending plan will not get a Senate vote until at least next year And this statement our nation's leader says this morning it takes time to finalize these agreements prepare the legislative changes and finish all the parliamentary and procedural steps needed to enable a Senate vote Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill this morning Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer had repeatedly called for a vote on the build back better plan before Christmas But while work continues on the bill Democrats are pointing to the need to address another issue Protecting the right to vote and safeguarding our elections The shift comes in the midst of an impasse over the president's spending plan with West Virginia senator Joe Manchin who remains concerned about its costs Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is pleased with the lack of progress The best Christmas gift Washington could give working families would be putting this bad Bill on ice On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news In the meantime sources telling the AP Associated Press this morning that Senate Democrats have suffered a setback in their bid to offer legislation to help immigrants The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a blow to an effort by congressional Democrats to allow millions of immigrants to temporarily remain in the United States on a legal basis People informed of the decision tell the AP Elizabeth macdonough the Senate's nonpartisan arbiter of rules says the Democrats proposal should be dropped from the ten year $2 trillion package championed by president Joe Biden It's the third time since September The McDonough has said the proposal would violate Senate rules The proposal would allow an estimated 6.5 million immigrants who have been in the United States since at least 2010 without legal authorization to apply for up to two 5 year work permits Mike Gracia Washington Opinion is time now two 34 In the tech world we turn now you may have been hearing a lot lately about a dangerous new cyber threat called log four J it's an apparent critical flaw in widely used.
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"The Senate passes a bill easing the way for a debt limit increase The Senate passed legislation late Thursday that allows a one time fast track process for raising the debt limit The measure allows Democrats to use their narrow majority in the Senate to pass the debt ceiling increase itself without needing the customary 60 votes to overcome a filibuster The fast track Bill now goes to president Joe Biden for his signature The actual debt ceiling bill will likely be voted on next week Mike Gracia Washington 9 41 the Washington football team is set to take on the cowboys on Sunday in Maryland fans can now make that just a little more interesting Retail sports betting now underway in Maryland and our John Owen was on hand for its launch at MGM national harbor This is a win win for Maryland Maryland governor Larry Hogan cast the first ceremonial wager at MGM national harbor which debuts its new sports book Chris carmela's a VP of marketing with MGM which has lots of screens to watch the action and room for hundreds to also drink and dime It'll be an amazing watching experience I think it's gonna bring more people into the area More people coming out here to watch games The governor admits the 50 bucks he wagered is a long shot picking both the Washington football team and the Baltimore Ravens to meet in the Super Bowl But he says it's a win win for him and the state's sports fans The only loser is MGM because they're gonna have to pay me more than 20 grand when I hit this one At MGM national harbor John dome in WTO He knew The late senator Bob Dole now lies in state at the U.S. capitol and political leaders are paying tribute to a man they call one of the country's greatest patriots WT Mitchell Miller today on the hill Bob belongs here He too Was a giant of our history President Biden who served in the Senate with Dole for a quarter century The president and congressional leaders pointed dolls many qualities that began growing up in hardscrabble Kansas He served in World War II 36 years in the House and Senate where he rose to Senate majority leader and was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996 Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell says he was a tireless advocate for Americans with disabilities and food security after growing up.
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"The armed services committee to talk about the U.S. war in Afghanistan General Millie's comments yesterday the members of a Senate committee got a lot of people talking He called the U.S. war in Afghanistan The strategic failure the enemy is in charge in Kabul There's no way else to describe that As the hearing open lawmakers said they want to know what went on and why At the center of our examination of the U.S. Military mission in Afghanistan is the desire to learn from our 20 year involvement there President Biden's digging in for another day of intense negotiations with lawmakers ahead of crucial votes on his three and a half $1 trillion plan to overhaul the government The AP's Mike Gracia Biden and democratic leaders are working to trim his signature $3.5 trillion government overhaul to satisfy sent for senators Joe Manchin and Kirsten sinema without losing progressives Of immediate concern is passing a government funding bill before the Thursday midnight deadline Senate Republicans have walked funding votes twice this week and Democrats will likely have to strip debate over the debt limit to move the funding bill forward Mike Gracia Washington And you survey finds that vaccinated older adults are far more worried about COVID-19 than the unvaccinated are It's a new AP poll The survey also finds that growing numbers of the unvaccinated are planning travel going to group gatherings and returning to gyms and houses of worship At the same time the vaccinated are hunkering down as they express growing fears of infection U.S. capitol police chief Tom manger says lawmakers are getting a historically high number of threats Thousands more than just a few years ago this is a P news Power blackouts in parts of China this morning the AP's Charles De Ledesma says its intentional Many Chinese are switching to flashlights and generators amid power cuts People are eating breakfast by the light of smartphones and shopkeepers turning to generators as cities across China enforce power cuts to meet projections and ease shortages in some areas news reports have blamed high coal prices They say make power companies reluctant to meet booming demand While economists say the real motive is political officials are under pressure to curtail energy use to meet official targets factories in China's busiest manufacturing provinces have been ordered to suspend production for up to a week prompting concern global supplies of smartphones and other goods might be disrupted Amazon's got a new house robot ASTRO goes for a $1000 It can see here and follow you around the house and do some housework.
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"To a union members, mother. With your son. I'm doing better. But Labor Day marked the end of $300 Weekly supplemental unemployment benefit checks implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic. An estimated 8.9 million Americans are losing some or all of the benefits. Mike Gracia Washington Will there be a New California governor sooner? Will voters stick with the Democrat? They've got a week from tomorrow. Voters will decide whether Gavin Newsom stays or goes today he was campaigning here in Los Angeles. Urging supporters to vote registered voters are overwhelmingly opposed to this Republican recall. The question is, what will likely voters do voter turnout is the big concern for Newsome. Those who want him out appeared to be much more energized. The top Republican. Among those hoping to replace Newsom is conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder. Steve Futterman, CBS NEWS LOS Angeles Sorry about that, Steve The Justice Department says it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to get an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge the new state law that bans most such procedures. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department will protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services under a federal law known as the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Garland says federal prosecutors are still urgently exploring options to challenge the Texas law. He says justice will enforce the federal law in his words to protect the constitutional rights of women and other persons, including access to an abortion. Ahead tonight on W T o P. A lot of new developments regarding the Taliban and Afghanistan. Stay with us for your whole drive. Listen at home on your smart speaker or the free W t o p app. It's 7 35 U. S. A life insurance was made for busy families who have big plans. But very little time. Who's to do lists never stopped growing like most of us, they think I should probably sit down and look into life insurance one of these days, But, ironically, life gets in the way There's football practice in ballet and vacations to plan and, hey, the grass isn't gonna mow itself and on and on. The good news is getting a quote from us A life insurance company is fast, so it's a decision that doesn't take a lot of time or peace and quiet to make..
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"And said it could discourage other women from coming forward with their assault claims. I'm Oscar Welles Gabriel. The fierce heat wave in the Pacific Northwest may have killed hundreds of people in Oregon Washington state in Canada. This is a P news. Second oath. Keepers pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the January attack on the U. S Capitol building. Here's Our Mike Gracia, another member of the far right Oath Keepers group, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his part in the January 6th riot at the US Capitol. 54 year old Mark Rods of Mobile. Alabama admits to participating in a conspiracy and he is cooperating with the Justice Department investigation into the insurrection. The grads case was kept secret until Wednesday to protect the investigate. Nation and his safety before he testified in front of a grand jury. Last week. 55 year old Graydon Young of Englewood, Florida, was the first to plead guilty in the oath keepers conspiracy case. Mike Gracia Washington Donald Rumsfeld has died. He was defense secretary twice and a presidential candidate at one time. Donald Rumsfeld was 88 years old. He died in New Mexico, says his family. I'm Rita Foley. AP News Summer vacation. Here we come. Yep. I packed the craft beers. I got a total wine. Did you remember a bathing suit? No, but I did pack a bunch of summer wines. Whites, roses, zinfandels, wondrous selection, Helpful guides, ridiculously low prices. Total.
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"Maguire. AP News I'm Tim Maguire The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, has begun an investigation of the Trump Administration justice Departments of Parents Secret 2018 subpoena of the phone records of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. The apes, Mary Clare Jalonick reports. It's not altogether clear why California Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were targeted. We do know that Trump watched a lot of television. There were others a lot of television coverage of these Russia investigations and that Adam Schiff and Eric Swallow were frequently on cable news channels talking about those investigations. Other than that, we really don't know if there was a specific reason that they were targeted or that they had suspicion that that they had leaked. The secretive move came as Trump was fuming about investigations in Congress and then special counsel Robert Mueller into his campaign's ties to Russia. The Justice Department's civil rights division is being doubled as Attorney General Merrick Garland announces an intense review of all voting laws. Including new, more strict laws passed by GOP controlled legislatures. So far this year, at least 14 states have passed new laws that make it harder to vote. The Biden administration eliminates the vestiges of former President Trump's Border wall plan. The Biden administration plans to cut off much of the funding former President Donald Trump was using for his border wall project while also taking away the fast track status. Allowed the wall Project to bypass environmental regulations. The Biden plan calls for returning more than $2 billion diverted by the Trump administration back to the Pentagon. Also, the Biden administration will not request new money for wall construction in the Department of Homeland Security's 2022 budget. Trump vowed to build a virtually Impenetrable wall that would be paid for by Mexico, but his administration put up only about 450 miles of wall, including 52 miles of new construction. Mike Gracia Washington. This is a P news. Congress is looking the rain in the market and economic power of large tech companies. House subcommittee on antitrust legislation has concluded Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple abuse their market power charging excessive fees, crushing smaller companies and extracting valuable data from users who can't really opt out. The proposed legislation targets the structure of the companies and could force them to sever their dominant platforms from other lines. Of business. It's considered a big step for Congress, and many Republicans who have spoken out against big tech dominance still oppose congressional intervention. Jackie Quinn Washington by a vote of 59 to 1, the Oregon House expels GOP representative Mike Niermann for letting far right rioters into the state Capitol during a session back in December, the only one voting against expulsion. Was near me. I'm Tim Maguire. AP News Have been fed. That's a fact have been, And that's a fact..
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"Dodgersmanager gave Roberts was trying to keep that notion out of his mind as he prepared his team yesterday for Game six against the Rays. When it does enter, I quickly dismiss it on DH. I'm kind of just Cause it's human nature, but I just really don't let my mind go there. Roberts is using Tony Counseling to start Game six tonight against Reyes, Hurler Blake Snell. Counseling lasted just in inning in the third game to against now, but Robert says he's willing to stay with them a lot longer. This time. I'm Dave Ferrie Stocks tanked yesterday on worries about the Corona virus. The Dow dropped 650 points but was down more than 960 during the heaviest selling the S and P slid 1.9%. I'm Rita Foley. AP News Election Day is just one week away. We're going to win the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We're going for more years in our great white battleground state of Pennsylvania, with its 20 electoral votes was the focus on Monday for both President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. You know me I am not overconfident. I just want to make sure we could earn every vote possible. Today. Biden campaigns in Georgia, a state that hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1992 the president has campaign stops in Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. Mike Gracia Washington. I might cross CIA reporting the presidential campaigns head into the final week. The race for the White House is now in its home stretch. With election Day in one week, and both candidates pressing to make their case on Monday, Democrat Joe Biden continued to fault President Donald Trump's handling of the Corona virus pandemic just said either doesn't have any idea what to do. He just doesn't care. The president fired back. Now He's going to come in and help us. This guy can't help himself President Plans of Final Week blitz of nearly a dozen states starting in Wisconsin and Nebraska today, Biden.
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"Halloween, come and see us Tail. BJ News time is 7 30. Good morning. I'm Mark Caesar. President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are focused on key battleground states with the intensity of campaign 2020 heating up. Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Florida Tuesday. You are the American people and you will decide our future, not Trump. It was Biden's third visit to the Sunshine State in a month. President Donald Trump was in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. From now we're going to win the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and we're going to win for more years, Trump won the Keystone State in 2016, and if he does it again, Biden's chances of winning the White House narrow substantially. Mike Gracia Washington Austin area bar owners, They're still wondering whether they'll get to reopen. County Judge Sam Biscoe hasn't made a single mention of the governor's order allowing bars to open today He gets the final call Austin Mayor Steve Ather, who has repeatedly warned the bars. Spike. The numbers says the UT model show new cases and hospitalizations going up and it could reach critical levels by November. 1st 66% Chance modelers tell us that the epidemic is not growing in our city with 8% higher infections that we had two weeks ago. Williams and Hes bass drop Caldwell all planned open bars today, but the silence in Travis County Likely means the closures there will continue. Patrick Osborne NewsRadio Kale, BJ. The Department of Justice has wrapped up a portion of the Russia investigation and unmasking investigation has ended without a final public report or any charges, according to the Washington Post. Attorney General William Bar tapped US Attorney John Bash to look into whether Obama administration officials improperly sought to reveal names blacked out and intelligence reports during the 2016 election. The unmasking requests led to the exposure of former National security advisor Michael Flynn. Last week Bash announced he was leaving the Justice Department. His last day was October 9th. Rachel Sutherland. Fox's Texas law banning the most common form of abortion is struck down by a federal court. The fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Texas law banning the abortion procedure referred to his dilation and evacuation during the second trimester. Amy Hagstrom Miller, the CEO of Whole Women's health, filed suit back in 2017. Judge Dennis in his majority decision states that this law forces abortion providers to act contrary to their medical judgment, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. The fight isn't over his spokesman, Alejandro Garcia, the Texas Legislature acted well within its constitutional limits when it banned this barbaric practice. Chris Fox News radio K LBJ 7 33. Here's Austin's on Time traffic.
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"With no agreement yet on a larger Corona virus relief bill, Senate Republicans are putting together a $500 billion proposal, according to Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri. The GOP plan would provide $300 in weekly federal payments for unemployed people over and above state payments. That would be half of what was provided in a pandemic relief bill approved earlier this year that expired at the end of July. Senate. GOP aides say the plan would also include $10 billion for the Postal Service, $16 billion for virus testing and $29 billion for developing vaccines. Mike Rossi, a Washington Senate Republican leaders are finalizing a roughly $500 billion virus relief package, according to Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri. Blunt says the legislation would include $300 weekly and extra federal payments for unemployed people above ST Payouts. Blood believes the extra payments would run 2020, a top GOP aides tells the AP. The package would also include $10 billion for the Postal Service negotiations between Congressional Democrats and the White House on a larger Corona. Virus. Relief bill broke down earlier this month, but talks are expected to resume after Labor Day. Mike Grazia Washington I might cross CIA reporting, Senate Republicans are preparing a $500 billion virus relief proposal. Senate Republican leaders are finalizing a roughly $500 billion virus relief package, according to Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri. Blunt says the legislation would include $300 weekly and extra federal payments for unemployed people above ST Payouts. Blood believes the extra payments would run through 2020, a top GOP aides tells the AP. The package would also include $10 billion for the Postal Service. Negotiations between congressional Democrats and the White House on a larger Corona virus. Relief bill broke down earlier this month, but talks are expected to resume after Labor Day. Mike Gracia Washington Carter Heart stopped 29 shots and Michael Rafel scored the game winner. HeartMate 23 saves in Sunday's one. Nothing win over much. You all to become the youngest flyer to post a playoff shutout raffle put the fliers ahead 6 32 into the game film. Myers gave Philadelphia breathing room by beating carry price on a fluky goal late in the second period. The Canadians will try to stave off elimination in Game five On Wednesday, Carter Heart stopped 29 shots of Michael Rafel scored the game winner in the Flyers to nothing win over the haves HeartMate 23 saves in Sunday's one. Nothing win over much. You all to become the youngest flyer to post a playoff shut out the back to back shut outs come after he allowed four goals in less than two periods in Game two. Wrathful put the fliers ahead 6 32 into the game film. Myers gave Philadelphia breathing room by beating carry price on a fluky goal late in the second period, helping the Flyers take a three games to one lead price stop 20 shots for the Canadians, who will try to stave off elimination in Game five on Wednesday. I'm Dave Ferrie, Carter Heart stopped 29 shots of Michael Rafel scored the game winner in the Flyers to nothing win over the haves HeartMate 23 saves in Sunday's one. Nothing win over much. You all to become the youngest flyer to post a playoff shutout. Got a lot of good block shots tonight, So she got one with dagger there really committed in there. Scary moment by guys. Okay? And I mean Everybody's just committed to winning right now and buy our raffle put the fliers ahead 6 32 into the game film. Myers gave Philadelphia breathing room by beating carry price on a fluky goal late in the second period, helping the Flyers take a three games to one lead price stop 20 shots for the Canadians, who will try to stave off elimination in Game five on Wednesday. I'm Dave Ferrie Corona Virus Update. I'm Jackie Quinn with an AP news Minute Notre Dame becomes the latest university to have to cancel in person classes because of a spike in Corona virus cases 147 infections in one week, students will remain on campus. But under tight restrictions, Florida's reported its lowest number of new virus cases since mid June, less than 2700 yesterday. President Trump continues to oppose mail in voting. But Democrats like Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes says his constituents are urging Congress to protect the Postal Service statement saying more than that Stand up for the Postal Service.