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Big Tech Lobbying Looks For Allies Among Republicans And Libertarians

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Big Tech Lobbying Looks For Allies Among Republicans And Libertarians

"Support for npr and the following message come from if a college where students home their talents and skills through a deep exploration of very ongoing practice in their field am performance at the professional level more at i t h h c h dot you you the relationship between big tech in washington has sunk to a new low congress the justice department and the federal trade commission are getting closer to investigating the biggest tech companies and those come in companies are painter protect themselves npr's peter overby reports washington finished talking about the big for tech firms amazon apple facebook and google but not in ways they appreciate here's democratic senator and presidential candidate elizabeth warren on npr's morning edition recently it's about the concentration of wealth and what that does it a marketplace but it's also about concentration of power economic power in political power up until a decade ago big tax audit didn't have to deal with washington politics that changed and last year the big four firms spent fifty five million dollars on lobbying it marked as sevenfold increase over ten years a decade when lobbying spending overall state essentially flat it puts and you know basically unpire with some of the the big players that we've long known about the banking industry a car industry lisa gilbert is with the watchdog group public citizen she was citing data from the nonprofit center for responsive politics which tracks campaign and lobbying money for tech firms again amazon apple facebook and google this year ported hiring seventy different lobby shops they also pay lawyers so called strategic consultant and others who were not legally lobbyists and so don't get disclosed in his gilbert notes big tech contributions flows through the governing infrastructure in washington it's really hard to turn a corner in dc without running into some google money both google and facebook has funded hundreds of tanks and influential trade associations congress in big chapters collided before in twenty twelve antifa piracy bills in the house and senate would have allowed for regulation of website content industry led protests culminated in in internet blackout and sank the legislation then last year big tech was in trouble over failures to protect users personal smell datta congress held hearings which accentuated how little the lawmakers knew about internet here's republican senator john kennedy of louisiana questioning facebook ceo mark zuckerberg are you willing to go back and an end work on on giving me a greater right to a race montana senator you could already delete any of the data that's their legal jewish i am network on expanding that is the sender i think we already do what you're referring to besides congress the justice department and he ftc or also looking at big tech the senate judiciary committee hasn't antitrust hearing this month and house judiciary has begun a series of hearings democratic congressman david seleny chaired the first one and this is the first significant antitrust investigation undertaken by congress in decades antitrust is serious stuff if the government thinks the tech giants are competing unfairly the companies could even be broken up you'll choson is senior research fellow at the charles coke institute there's a lot of things that are kind of coming together right now to make this a bigger issue than it has been in the past one of those things is politics internet industry donors have given at least sixty percent of their money to democrats every election since two thousand four that's according to the center for responsive politics choson said that now i think they're finding out that that was maybe not the best approach tech firms are looking for allies among republicans and libertarians were more likely to oppose government intervention at the same time some republicans have muted their allegations of social media bias but among tech companies there's also a hunter compromise is attorney mix stole tippy electronic frontier foundation put trying to steer the government towards solutions that maybe they don't love but the vacant deal if one possibility is a privacy bill something they would protect the personal data collected by social media companies but he's a good portion of industry is four eight broaden comprehensive federal level privacy though nicole long is a former executive at twitter and google she was also deputy chief technology officer india obama white house there's a point where line regulation comes into play the tech community is now facing that moment we are here would lock in millions of dollars are being spent to control but that law will say peter overby npr news washington

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"In a new memoir. Erin later had her own struggles with alcohol she's now a documentary filmmaker her new film about the girl gymnasts who were sexually abused by their team. Dr Larry Nassar, premiers on HBO Friday. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack sphere, then as Wellens are bracing for more possible, unrest. After what? The government of nNcholas Maduro claims was an attempted coup by the opposition. And PR's Philip Reeve says dozens were injured today when clashes rooted in the capital Caracas, the doodo Sapone. It's a stepping up pressure on him to leave office as Venezuela. Become still more dangerous and volatile opposition leader quango has called for massive protests Wednesday as he presses ahead with his US-backed campaign to assume power as a transitional president his latest move against widow came in the form of a video in which quite DOE appeared alongside some soldiers. And also his mental opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez hitherto under house arrest and called on Venezuelans to abandon the doodle. This prompted thousands of opposition supporters to take to the streets whether clashes with Maduro security forces and an armed pro government militia so far. Venezuela's military high command appears to be standing with Madero flip briefs NPR news. Federal judge in Washington DC is giving the go-ahead for members of congress to sue President Trump for allegedly violating anti corruption clause of the constitution. NPR's Peter Overby tells us it's the third of three lawsuits against Trump invoking, the foreign emoluments clause, send two hundred house and Senate Democrats contend Trump wrongly accepts payments by foreign officials who patronizes DC hotel and other benefits from nations where he has businesses Justice department lawyers countered that the word Molly didn't cover such things. And the case should be dismissed now federal district judge Emmet Sullivan. His rejected the DOJ argument. He wrote the language of the emoluments clause is both sweeping and unqualified under the foreign emoluments clause. The president needs the consent of congress to accept those benefits. Trump has never asked for consent to other emoluments suits have had rough going in federal court, but are still active. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. Two people that are dead. Four others were wounded today after a gunman opened fire on the campus of the university of North Carolina at Charlotte, still not clear what prompted the shooting. What was the last day of classes, UNC z president or police chief rather Jeff Baker says the initial reports of a gunman began coming in during the early evening, and he says police moved in quickly. All of it happened very quickly,.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is accusing House Democrats trying to get President Trump's tax returns under false pretenses NPR's. Peter Overby tells us this is the second time rebuffed a request from the House Ways and means chair Richard Neal, the tax code says the Treasury Secretary shell give any tax payers returns to the ways and means chair on request. No exceptions. When chairman Richard Neal demanded Trump's returns earlier this month. He said it was so the committee could review the wavy IRS was auditing them. But now Mnuchin is consulting with the Justice department. He's told Neil in a letter that Neal's real goal appears to be making their returns public, and that's not permitted. Neal says he plans to consult with lawyers about his next steps. Trump is the only president since Richard Nixon to refuse to make his tax returns public. It's been an issue for Democrats since Trump I became. A candidate Peter Overby NPR news, Washington would likely be more lawsuits against the boy scouts. That's after revelations the organizations kept so called perversion files with the names of more than seventy eight hundred at all volunteers thought to pose a risk of child molestation. Minnesota-based? Attorney Jeff Anderson has led many lawsuits against the Catholic church released a court deposition with details of the findings those perversion files that they've had reflect that they have removed thousands of offenders of childhood sexual abuse over the years and they've kept that in files secretly. Some of the files were ordered released after two thousand ten sexual abuse case in Portland, Oregon led to nearly twenty million dollar judgment against the boy scouts sexual abuse. Lawsuits have increasingly strained the one hundred nine year old organization while the larger existing homes market took a bit of a tumble in March sales of new homes up four and a half percent third. Straight monthly gain Commerce Department reporting the new home sales numbers came into seasonally adjusted annual rate of six hundred ninety two thousand the SNP and the NASDAQ closed at record highs today NPR's Daniel Chesler reports the rally comes less than six months after the markets. Hit a sharp decline in late December strong financial reports at several companies, including Twitter Lockheed, Martin and United Technologies helped boost markets tech stocks in particular have regained their stride. After investors were rattled in recent months by increased regulation and trade tensions. The markets have largely been trending up since earlier this year when the Federal Reserve indicated it would hold off on further interest rate hikes. The US economy continues to expand adding one hundred ninety six thousand jobs in March the largest exporter in the US. Boeing is set to announce earnings Wednesday. Danielle Czeslaw NPR news doc was up one hundred five points today. You're listening to. To NPR, and this is N Y C in New York. I'm David I a man convicted in the twenty sixteen murder of queens jogger was sentenced to life in prison without parole earlier today. Queens daily eagle editor David brand says Chanel Louis had just a few words for the courtroom and Justice. Michael Alois today about the murder and sexual assault of of Tronto. You just said simply I'm sorry for the family, but I didn't do this. And then kind of trying to prod him more and save all you have to says that all you have to say this was Lewis's second file after the first one last year ended with a hung jury. His attorney said in a statement they are sorry for the veteran families loss, but said the trial raised questions about the NYPD investigation as well as allegations of juror misconduct. They plan to appeal Bronx district attorney ourselves Clark says the city's correction department needs to do a better job investigating sexual assault. Clark testified at board of correction hearing the oversight body. Eighty four city jails. She says inmates need to feel like they're reports of abuse will remain confidential and rape kits needs to be done faster sexual assault evidence collection experts should be doing the exam on site to speed up the investigation press process and preserve vital corroboration. Right now inmates are sent to the hospital and evidence is gathered there Rikers medical staff say they stopped handling rape kits because hospitals are more expert at it right.

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"Neighboring India, a wave of Hindu nationalism is literally changing the map every nation goes through course correction and they did nothing wrong. In course, later global health officials roll out the first vaccine to prevent malaria, and we'll look at how democratic presidential candidates are talking about climate change to feeding climate change has to be the number one prior to the United States if it is not job one it won't get done. Plus a court says tire chocking is unconstitutional. We'll have those stories in the sour all things considered. First the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is accusing House Democrats of trying to get President Trump's tax returns under false pretenses and be R's. Peter Overby tells us this is the second time Lucien has rebuffed a request from House Ways and means chair Richard Neal tax code says the Treasury Secretary shall give any taxpayers returns to the ways and means chair on request. No exceptions. When chairman Richard Neal demanded Trump's returns earlier this month. He said it was so the committee could review the way the IRS audit in them. But now Mnuchin is consulting with the Justice department. He's told Neil in a letter that Neal's real goal appears to be making their returns public, and that's not permitted. Neal says he plans to consult with lawyers about his next steps. Trump is the only president since Richard Nixon to refuse to make his tax returns public. It's been an issue for Democrats since. Trump I became a candidate Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. The supreme court heard arguments today over the citizenship questioned. The Trump administration wants to add to the twenty twenty census and bears. Hans along reports that conservative justices appear ready to side with the administration in allowing the question he surpreme court appeared split along ideological lines based on what they had to say oral arguments about the census question it asks is this person a citizen of the United States. Each of ministration says it wants a question veteran force part of the Voting Rights Act, but Justice only the Kagan called that justification quote contrived questions. Critics are worried it will lead to an undercount of immigrant communities your estate attorney general Letitia James office represented plaintiffs in one of the citizenship question lawsuits. The bottom line is is that states all across this country will lose resources federal resources as a result of an undercount. In addition to that, we will lose representation here in Washington. DC surpreme court is likely to issue a decision by June Honda. Lung NPR news, Washington. He was threat to veto United Nations. Resolution on combating the use of rape as a weapon of war was averted after language on reproductive and sexual health was removed language. The administration saw as a code for abortion human rights, lawyer Amal Clooney addressing the UN Security Council today or members to consider acts of sexual violence, perpetrated by extremist groups, and others is acts of war crimes committed by against women and girls, unlike anything we have witnessed in modern times says the magnitude and intensity of sexual violence is unprecedented. German drafted resolution was approved for reference was cut referring to the need for you and bodies and donors to give timely sexual and reproductive health assistance to the survivors of sexual violence. Some solid earnings reports from big name comedies including Hasbro Lockheed, Martin and Twitter. Buoyed investor optimism today, the NASDAQ and the s&p both closed at record highs today. The NASDAQ was up one hundred five points, the S and P rose twenty five points. The Dow gained a hundred and forty five points this. Has NPR from K Q E D news. I'm Tara Siler. California. Governor Gavin Newsom today blasted PG any which wants to hike rate so contract investors PGA wants to increase customer rates by an average of twelve dollars a month to pay investors. A sixteen percent return when they lend the bankruptcy Tilleke money. Here's newsom. They're not gonna get sixteen percent PG any period. Full stop to increase returns on Wall Street investment time when you have even settled the victim's claims is not only tone-deaf. It's jot dropping wrong PG says the increase would help the company boost wildfire safety last year's campfire is still under investigation. But PG has said it's probable that. It's quit started the deadly blaze that killed eighty five people and burned the town of paradise to the ground a Bill to promote safer conditions for race, horses and jockeys in the state cleared its first. Hurdle. Stay the legislation from north bay state. Senator Bill Dodd comes on the heels of a spate of horse deaths. This year at Santa Anita park. Introducing this Bill in committee today. Dodd said, one horse racing death is too many. Now's the time to make thoughtful changes that will help to ensure that horses and jockeys are protected in the industry can continue to operate successfully in California for years to come. If passed the Bill would allow the state horseracing board to act quickly close down a track..

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"Eleanor Beardsley is on the scene right beside entered on a huge group of people watching it burn the finder licking, and they're just going and people just kind of a silence here. People are in shock, and I'm talking lowly because people are not framing or just watching it burn and people are instead of shop outside in the periphery Panama neom in the city, they've stopped the train going by hair. They're stopping traffic police everywhere. But in a tighter circle around the cathedral were just watching fern. That's NPR's Eleanor Beardsley. Notre Dame cathedral is a Catholic treasure the fire began his Christians around the world observe holy week leading up to Easter the Sunday. President Trump's campaign committee says it raised just over thirty million dollars in the first quarter of this year. And peers Peter Overby tells us that substantially more than any of the democratic presidential candidates. So far the numbers are substantial but not surprising considering the President Trump launched his reelection campaign immediately upon taking office, the Trump campaign totals about twelve million dollars more than the leading democrat. That's Bernie Sanders at eighteen point two million. The Trump operation Fame's nearly forty one million dollars on hand to point out. That's about twenty one times more than President Barack Obama's reelection committee had at this point in twenty eleven although Obama's campaign didn't start fundraising till the second quarter, adding up the Trump campaign committee, the Republican National Committee and to joint fundraising committees. The grand total is seventy six million, Peter Overby NPR news. Washington in Indonesia presence, you'll we it stands accused of using the apparatus of state to help secure reelection come Wednesday. Here's NPR's Julie McCarthy Australian national university's Marcus might Sner said the complaints about what he called the interference of the state are quote, very legitimate bites has studied elections in Indonesia since nineteen ninety nine until the Foreign Correspondents Club into cart up. The president would doto had attempted to use his incumbency in a way that is unprecedented in the twenty years since democracy has taken root here. He says it could account for three to four percent of the vote authoritative pollsters. Expect would doto to win by double digits in the past week. The opposition has also repeated concerns about irregularities in the voter rolls, including the discovery that seventeen and a half million voters shared just three birthdates. Julie McCarthy NPR news to Carta at last check on Wall Street, the Dow is down thirty points. This is NPR news. News. And you're listening to WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd parents of unvaccinated children in Brooklyn sued New York City today over the health department order announced last week people in certain zip codes were told they are required to get the measles vaccine WNYC's Gwen HOGAN reports five unnamed parents have sued the city over the requirement that their children get vaccinated. Their attorney Robert F Kennedy jR, is calling for a restraining order arguing the current measles. Outbreak is not an emergency. And that the city is overstepped its executive powers. A spokesman for the city's law department stands by the order saying they're confident adjudge will side with them. Two hundred eighty five city residents have gotten the measles since October mostly in Williamsburg, according to the city's health department Twenty-one people have been hospitalized and five needed intensive care and inflammatory cover of the New York Post has prompted Bodega owners to boycott the paper a front. Page last week suggested that Minnesota congresswoman Ilan Omar had downplayed the nine eleven attacks drawing outrage from Muslim Americans community leader, Linda Sarsour, joined others at a press conference outside. The News Corp, the parent company of the tabloid the.

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"To build a resilient house against wind. How the again the houses against flooding. We also went to have rules way to stay away to stay where maybe all the ads of the city mapping verbal as we have this information definitely know, what can stay there. I know that your city is just beginning to take out from this crisis. And you're facing challenges from displaced people to an outbreak of cholera what is data's most pressing need right now. You know, when you have this kind of disasters flooding raining weaved damaging sewed end of the day who have different type of rubbish. And if you keep ravishes water together, the people with rigging proper water. So what we need as quick as possible is what rigging water food to avoid is I guess Beden three cents and well sanitation. But after that, we need to be clear that more -squitoes will come and Malaysia would take place. So we need to prevent as as well against malaria. Is your city getting the support it needs from the international community. I hope he s we had to national wanted to support which is doing very well. But the question keeps on going. What does win to happen if they go? We're talking about rebuilding debate would either sauces to the Bill to the city and to support those families who lost everything mayor, David Samanga. Thank you so much for talking with us and best of luck with the cleanup and recovery. Thank you. Thank you. So if things go the way, the democratic chairman of the House Ways and means committee wants he will get President Trump's tax returns for the past six years, and he will get them by tomorrow. That is the deadline congressman Richard Neal set in a letter to the IRS both Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig were testifying today on Capitol Hill and the. Returns became topic. A as NPR's Peter Overby reports the notion and writing went up to Capitol Hill to testify about next year's budget for treasury, and the IRS the question started immediately democrat might quickly chair of an appropriation subcommittee that oversees treasury admonition who's making the decision about complying with congressman Neal's letter Mnuchin said treasury lawyers were working on it and other lawyers to our legal department has had conversations prior to receiving the letter with the White House general counsel. This is an issue because the law that Neal's using was crafted to keep the request between congress and the IRS Mnuchin said he was out of the loop. I want to be very clear and not be misleading. I acknowledged that. There were conversations. I am not briefed on the full extent of those conversations. Almost all of the president in the past fifty years have made their tax returns public voluntarily. Trump has not and question. About his tax returns of piled up since he took office quickly went to the history books. Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Nelson Rockefeller all had congressional hearings relating to their tax returns. That was this morning in the afternoon. Mnuchin told the House Financial Services committee, his lawyers hadn't asked the White House for any permission. We consulted which I believe was appropriate of our legal department. Well, I think the fact that there was any communication with the White House about this is deeply troubling. And certainly violates the spirit of the law. If not the letter of the law that was New York Democrat, Carolyn Maloney, who said Moore digging was needed motion had this exchange with Nancy services chair, Maxine Waters, not afraid of being fired at all. Very good. Having said that I wanna be clear I've said we will follow the law. I'm very, please. You're not afraid of being fired. Meanwhile, the appropriations committee that question Mnuchin was moving on to IRS Commissioner Charles rag when Trump's tax returns came up. He tightened visibly and turned away. Several questions is inappropriate dirty. Congressman Tom graves. The ranking Republican on the panel to cry the democrat to protest the just seems like we have a chairman in potentially a party that is attempting to weaponize the IRS for political gain. But the history of this law is also relevant. Congress passed it in nineteen twenty four to get at the teapot dome bribery, scandal and conflict of interest problems in the Harding administration. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Up and down the eastern seaboard, spring storms typically mean serious Arosa, and that's getting worse with rising seas on Cape Cod. Haley Fager of member station. W C A I reports some beachfront homeowners are shelling out thousands for temporary fix Laura wing is showing me video of what happens at her house during a bad storm. That made breaking one of them. She lives in a beachfront home in sandwich, Massachusetts, when they break, they hit the beach. How fixed wing inherited the house from her parents forty years ago, but the beaches changed a lot since then the dunes went much further out on the beach. So over all this time. It's just a road it away to what it is. Now, the water is fifty feet from her home at high tide. It's typical to have houses right on the shore on Cape Cod and storms can cause a lot of damage the erosion isn't going to stop and wing has a costly decision to make whether to invest thirty thousand dollars in five or roles the most resilient method for slowing Rosen that Massachusetts homeowners are allowed to use. They can cost up to two thousand dollars per square foot. It's.

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"Scheme ever, prosecuted by the Justice department, among them actress, Laurie Lachlan perhaps best known as on Becky on full house, enter fashion designer husband must generally in all dozens of parents coaches and testing officials are accused of taking part in an elaborate deception that included rigged test scores and phony suit and profiles to ensure certain students would get into some of the most prestigious universities in this country. Yesterday. Actress Felicity Huffman was among more than a dozen parents who agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Other parents implicated include a former food executive whose family developed hot pockets Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says. Says lawyers from treasury have talked with the White House about the requests by House Democrats to see President Trump's tax returns, here's NPR's Peter Overby, it's been four days since Democrat Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and means committee sent a letter to the IRS asking for the past six years of Trump's taxes appearing before a different house panel secretary Mnuchin said the administration was preparing for this event, even before Neal asked our legal department has had conversations prior to receiving the letter with the White House general counsel. Trump hasn't followed the recent presidential custom of voluntarily disclosing tax returns, you'll made the request under a law that gives him and two other committee chairs power to get the returns directly from the IRS. The law's written requests, don't go through the White House. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington, Russian, President Putin says the Muller investigation will prove him, right? That there was no. Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Putin still denies a conclusion of the US intelligence community that Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen presidential election, speaking international form, and Saint Petersburg president. Putin called accusations the Kremlin colluded with Trump campaign complete nonsense. Trump said the Kremlin didn't even know Donald Trump before the election. Previous visits to Russia, whereas businessmen and didn't weren't any particular. Attention. Putin said attacks and Trump or symptoms of what he called an unprecedented political crisis in the US asked if he supports Trump's reelection next year. Putin said the Kremlin would respect the choice of the American people and be ready to work with whoever's elected Lucian, Kim, NPR news Moscow. The Dow Jones industrial average is down one hundred eighty nine points or three quarters of a percent at twenty six thousand one hundred fifty one this is NPR news. And you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd, mayor de Blasio is joining New York congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez in calling for national democratic organizations to stay out of primary elections. The first year congresswoman has been leading the criticism of a new rule by the democratic congressional campaign committee that bars the organization from working with people who support primary challenges to incumbents on New York one last night, mayor de Blasios called the rule on democratic progressives for many years accepted more moderate candidates than we would've liked. We were good soldiers. I think we realize now we accepted too much, and it's progressive moment and the party's moving in more progressive direction to Blasios says primary elections are the way in which the.

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The hunt for dollars in the 2020 presidential campaign

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The hunt for dollars in the 2020 presidential campaign

"House democratic presidential hopefuls are starting to make public their fundraising totals for the first quarter of this year, though, is NPR's Peter Overby tells us they're not just emphasizing the money. Besides dollars candidates this year. Brag about donors of small contributions Senator Bernie Sanders campaign says he's raised eighteen million dollars for more than half a million donors campaign manager falls Shaquir told reporters, the average donation was twenty dollars the average as many of you know, in the last campaign twenty seven dollars. So you've got a lot of people come in. And I think the plan for the long haul here Senator Kamala Harris campaign says she raised twelve million dollars. It didn't say how many contributors and south bend mayor Pete Buddha. Judge has said he's collected more than seven million dollars from one hundred fifty eight thousand owners all the presidential candidates, including President Trump have defiled their report by

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"House. Democrats expect to pass a comprehensive political reform Bill today NPR's Peter Overby tells us that's as far as the legislation known as H R one is likely to go Democrats control the house, but Republicans run the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he simply won't bring up HR one before the twenty twenty elections House Democrats combined several of their recent campaign pledges in HR one its goals include eliminating obstacles to voting making ethics laws stiffer in the executive branch and making changes in the campaign finance system. To reduce the impact of big money it amounts to the biggest such overhaul since the Watergate era. Republicans say it's been designed to protect democratic politicians. Even if the Senate, sinks, the Bill Democrats hope to advance elements of it in other

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"Very badly. I think it's been a very very tough time for him Manafort was convicted on fraud charges. And in case brought by special counsel, Robert Muller's team. Trump also discussed the Labor Department's latest jobs reports he pointed out that unemployment dipped slightly to three point eight percent. But the agency also noted that only twenty thousand new jobs were created last month. That is a sharp decline from the one hundred eighty thousand new jobs analysts were forecasting house. Democrats expect to pass a comprehensive political reform Bill today NPR's Peter Overby tells us that's as far as the legislation known as H R one is likely to go Democrats control the house, but Republicans run the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he simply won't bring up HR one before the twenty twenty elections House Democrats combined several veer recent campaign pledges in HR one its goals include eliminating obstacles devoting making ethics laws stiffer in the executive branch and making changes in the campaign. Finance system to reduce the impact of big money it amounts to the biggest such overhaul since the Watergate era. Republicans say it's been designed to protect democratic politicians. Even if the Senate, sinks, the Bill Democrats hope to advance elements of it in other legislation. Peter Overby NPR news Washington with crucial. Brexit votes scheduled for next week UK Prime Minister, Theresa may has warned members of parliament to vote for her deal or risk staying inside the European Union NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London on Tuesday parliament is expected to vote on maize unpopular. Brexit withdrawal agreement which it rejected in January by an historic margin. Speaking in the English seaport of Grimsby where seventy percent voted to leave the EU Mason at parliament defeats her deal. Again, it'll be taking a big gamble rejected. A no one knows what will happen. We may not leave the EU many months, we may leave without the protections of the deal provides..

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"When democratic congresswoman Ilhan, Omar tweeted a few days ago about the American Israel, Public affairs committee, or a pack. She repeated what are viewed as anti semitic characterizations of the powerful lobbying group that the group's money drives US policy towards Israel. But as NPR's Peter Overby reports as with all money, and politics, it's a complicated. Picture Omar tweeted, quote, all about the Benjamins. And by that, she meant APEC, the pack in a pack, though, doesn't stand for political action committee. It's Public Affairs Committee. Josh balk is head of the Israel project. And as a former APEC staffer, it's lobby that represents Americans who support the US's role alliance itself is organization does not make endorsements. It doesn't contribute to campaigns doesn't contribute to candidates. None of those things. In fact, it doesn't even have a pack. Apec has more than one hundred thousand members and the biggest lobbying. Budget among pro Israel groups three and a half million dollars last year among its activities it regularly FIS lawmakers to Israel members of APEC definitely make political contributions walk said, but APEC wants to focus on something more than that. That's the thing about what it is. That makes a pack of special, which is it's the relationships that exist real ones between actual constituents Jews and non Jews and members of congress who understand the value of the US's role. Alliance. Apec is always strongly back the Israeli government, but things have changed. These days are more liberal Jewish groups most notably Jay street, which takes a more critical view of Israel's foreign policy bench Neider is senior adviser to Jay street pack, the perception has long been that the consensus was that members of congress and that elected leader should take a hard, right? Israel is always right approach to these issues. But then came the rift over the status of Palestine if you pull the Jewish community, which Jasri has done. Every election night since our founding you'll see that. In fact, a majority of American Jews support pushing for a Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel, and yet another change the role of political money. Apec has a small constellation of political action committees around it but data from the center, I bunch of politics. So that the pro Israel groups have relatively small budgets in this era of super PACS dark money. So well billionaire Sheldon Adelson a strong backer of the Israeli government spent more than one hundred million dollars of his own money in the midterm elections. Just too pro Israel groups listed by the center.

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"It's three thirty news headlines are next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Federal prosecutors in New Yorker seeking documents from President Trump's inaugural committee. The Justice department wants to know how the event was funded after organizers raised a record one hundred seven million dollars. NPR's Peter Overby says four Republicans in congress are criticizing government inspector general who investigated the lease for the Trump hotel near the White House. The hotel leases the building from the federal General Services Administration. President Trump's name is on the lease last month. GSA inspector general Carol fourteen hotel said GSA had failed to consider whether the two emoluments clauses. Anti-corruption provisions of the constitution should have barred Trump from the lease. Now Republican Senator Ron Johnson chair of the Senate committee on governmental affairs and three house. Republicans suggest the emoluments issue was beyond chose mandate. They questioned the time her office spent research. The law on a monument, and they say, she ignored Justice department arguments defending Trump in two civil suits. Unemployment's at the hotel, Peter Overby, NPR news, Washington. President Trump delivers his state of the union address tonight to a joint session of congress. It was delayed by the record five week partial government shutdown. The democratic response will be given by Stacey Abrams who lost. Georgia's gubernatorial election last November. This is NPR news from Washington. Authorities in France say at least ten people have been killed in a fire at an apartment building. In paris. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley says arson is suspected the state prosecutor says more than thirty people have been injured in the fire, which he described as dramatic the prosecutor says a woman who lived in the building is in custody. Witnesses interviewed on French radio say they saw her setting fire to a trash can and a car just before. Flames engulfed the building. A new study on the human brain finds women's brains appear younger than those of their male counterparts NPR's John Hamilton reports on research and the journal proceedings of the National Academy of sciences, scientists at Washington University in sT Louis assigned a brain age to more than two hundred men and women they did this by measuring brain metabolism. Which decreases as people get older and Manu goal says when they compared participants brain age to their chronological age sex made a difference females. Had a younger brain age relative to males metabolic about four years younger on average coil says that may give women and edge when it comes to learning and creativity later in life. But he says he'd also raises the possibility that a higher brain metabolism leaves women more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, a condition that appears to be more common in women than in men. John Hamilton, NPR news. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. Hi, I'm Francis. Anderton coming up on DNA LA season of autism festivals is heating up a long has come a movie that takes a hatchet to the world of contemporary, art, contemporary art, really began as a movement that was meant to provoke and challenge, and it's been utterly co opted by big business and money hit from Dan Gilroy director and writer a velvet bustle today on DNA at two pm right after press play here on KCRW. LA's always changing. And so are you you're seeking out new ways.

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03:33 min | 3 years ago

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"All things considered. We'll have live NPR coverage of the state of the union beginning at six o'clock. Our time you'll hear it here on public radio coming up on morning edition, retired General John Nicholson says US peace talks with the Taliban. Must also include the government in Afghanistan coming up insights on that country from a man who led all US and NATO troops in Afghanistan for more than two years morning edition time on Tuesday is three thirty good morning. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Federal prosecutors in New Yorker seeking documents from President Trump's inaugural committee. The Justice department wants to know how the event was funded after organizers raised a record one hundred seven million dollars. NPR's Peter Overby says four Republicans in congress are criticizing government inspector general who investigated the lease for the Trump hotel near the White House. The hotel Lisa's to building from the federal General Services Administration. President Trump's name is on the lease last month. GSA inspector general Carol for Tyne Chela said GSA had failed to consider whether the two emoluments clauses. Anti-corruption provisions of the constitution should have barred Trump from the lease. Now Republican Senator Ron Johnson chair of the Senate committee on governmental affairs and three house. Republicans suggest the emoluments issue was beyond chose mandate. Question. The time her office spent researching the law on a monument, and they say she ignored Justice department arguments defending Trump in two civil suits on a monument at the hotel. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. President Trump delivers his state of the union address tonight to a joint session of congress. It was delayed by the record five week partial government shutdown. The democratic response will be given by Stacey Abrams who lost. Georgia's gubernatorial election last November. This is NPR news from Washington. Authorities in France say at least ten people have been killed in a fire at an apartment building. In paris. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley says arson is suspected the state prosecutor says more than thirty people have been injured in the fire, which he described as dramatic the prosecutor says a woman who lived in the building is in custody. Witnesses interviewed on French radio say they saw her setting fire to a trash can and a car just before. Flames engulfed the building. A new study on the human brain finds women's brains appear younger than those of their male counterparts NPR's John Hamilton reports on research and the journal proceedings of the National Academy of sciences, scientists at Washington University in sT Louis assigned a brain age to more than two hundred men and women they did this by measuring brain metabolism. Which decreases as people get older and men who says when they compared participants brain age to their chronological age sex made a difference females. Had a younger brain age relative to males metabolic about four years younger on average coil says that may give women edge when it comes to learning and creativity later in life. But he says he'd also raises the possibility that a higher brain metabolism leaves women more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, a condition that appears to be more common in women than in men. John Hamilton, NPR news. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. On the next fresh air.

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01:37 min | 3 years ago

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"Charges. NPR's quil Lawrence in New York for Republicans in congress are telling a government inspector general's. She went too far in investigating Trump hotels. Lisa February owned building near Washington NPR's. Peter Overby says it's a question about emoluments gifts or benefits made the president which are prohibited by the constitution. The hotel leases to building from the federal General Services Administration. President Trump's name is on the lease last month. GSA inspector general Carol fourteen Coachella said GSA had failed to consider whether the two emoluments clauses. Anti-corruption provisions of the constitution should have barred Trump from the lease. Now Republican Senator Ron Johnson chair of the Senate committee on governmental affairs and three house. Republicans suggests the emoluments issue was beyond chose mandate. They questioned the time her office spent researching the law on emoluments, and they say she ignored Justice department arguments defense. Ending Trump to civil suits out. A moment's at the hotel. Peter Overby NPR news Washington on Wall Street, the Dow closed up one hundred and seventy five points to twenty five thousand to thirty nine. The NASDAQ was up eighty three points, the S and P five hundred rose eighteen points. You're listening to NPR and you're listening to KCRW at six o four. Good evening. I'm CTO. Take us authorities today confirmed that the pilot of the plane that crashed in Orange County was among the five victims found at the crash site. That aircraft crashed inside a home in Yorba Linda yesterday afternoon, the National Transportation Safety board and the Orange County sheriff's department identified that man flying the plane is seventy five year old Antonio Pakistani the pilot.

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KQED Radio

03:28 min | 3 years ago

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"The jury could start receiving instructions from the judge and the judge was discussing with council weather. Some members of the jury might have seen the headlines that came out over the weekend regarding NCO documents that some witnesses at also accused Roy Keane, El Chapo Guzman of rape involving women and young girls as young as thirteen. The judge said that he was confident that jury had been very strict and and faithful to their instructions not to read or watch anything about the case, and he interviewed the jury and determined. That they could go on then began giving them a couple of hours worth of instructions on the charges. NPR's quil Lawrence in New York for Republicans in congress are telling a government inspector general. She went too far in investigating the Trump hotels. Lisa owned building near Washington NPR's. Peter Overby says it's a question about emoluments gifts or benefits made to the president which are prohibited by the constitution. The hotel leases the building from the federal General Services Administration. President Trump's name is on the lease last month. GSA inspector general Carol fourteen hotel said GSA had failed to consider whether the two emoluments clauses. Anti-corruption provisions of the constitution should have barred Trump from the lease. Now Republican Senator Ron Johnson chair of the Senate committee on governmental affairs and three house. Republicans suggests the emoluments issue was beyond cellist mandate. It questioned the time her office spent researching the law on a monuments, and they say she ignored Justice department arguments defense. Trump into civil suits out emoluments at the hotel, Peter Overby NPR news Washington on Wall Street, the Dow closed up one hundred seventy five points to twenty five thousand to thirty nine. The NASDAQ was up eighty three points, the S and P five hundred rose eighteen points. You're listening to NPR fan. Weedy news. I mean akin the nation's top air regulator. Andrew Wheeler told a conference in San Francisco today that setting fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks is quote, not a two way negotiation that the federal government is going to have with California. The state has fought for stricter standards to limit smog and climate altering gases, but in an interview with Greg Dalton of the Commonwealth club is climate one federal EPA chief Wheeler suggested that California regulators need to take a back seat. We aren't taking away California's ability to set standards for the health-based emissions from automobiles in California has driven development of standards over the years, but we're trying to set a standard for the entire country. Wheeler says cutting carbon emissions would compromise vehicle safety and drive up sticker prices he met with California's top air regulator Mary Nichols. Who counters that the EPA's arguments have been discredited Nichols says the dispute may go to court. California's attorney general is refusing to release the. Misconduct files of department of Justice law enforcement agents, a new state law requires agencies that employ sworn officers to publicly release those disciplinary records. But police unions argue the law that took effect this year should not apply. Retroactively and attorney general heavier Sarah is citing superior court challenges from those unions. We have a couple of cases where courts are about to weigh in on how to interpret that state law, and we wanna make sure that we remain consistent. Former East Bay express.

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02:56 min | 3 years ago

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"Also accused Joaquin El Chapo Guzman of rape involving women and young girls as young as thirteen. The judge said that he was confident the jury had been very strict and and faithful to their instructions not to read or watch anything about the case, and he interviewed the jury and determined. That they could go on then began giving them a couple of hours worth of instructions on the charges. NPR's quil Lawrence in New York for Republicans in congress are telling a government inspector general. She went too far in investigating the Trump hotels. Lisa February owned building near Washington NPR's. Peter Overby says it's a question about emoluments gifts or benefits made to the president which are prohibited by the constitution, the hotel lease the building from the federal General Services Administration. President Trump's name is on the lease last month. GSA inspector general Carol for tying Coachella said GSA had failed to consider whether the two emoluments clauses. Anti-corruption provisions of the constitution should have barred Trump from the lease. Now, a Republican Senator Ron Johnson chair of the Senate committee on governmental affairs and three house. Republicans suggest the emoluments issue was beyond chose mandate. They questioned the time her office spent researching the law on emoluments, and they say she ignored Justice department arguments defense. Trump in two civil suits outta mullion at the hotel. Peter Overby NPR news Washington on Wall Street, the Dow closed up one hundred seventy five points to twenty five thousand to thirty nine. The NASDAQ was up eighty three points, the S and P five hundred rose eighteen points. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. Federal prosecutors in New York have issued a subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee. A spokeswoman for the committee says it intends to cooperate with the inquiry. She says the committee received the subpoena late today and is reviewing it. It was not immediately clear which documents have been requested media outlets have reported that prosecutors have been investigating whether donors made contributions in exchange for political favors or if contributions came from certain Middle Eastern countries, which would have been a legal WNYC reported last year, the inaugural committee spent funds on hotel rooms and meals at the Trump International hotel in Washington and also rented space there at rates negoti. Partly by Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump. Governor Cuomo is putting Democrats in the legislature on notice now is not the time to raise taxes on the wealthy to expand government programs. He says tax revenues from people who file at the end of the year have plummeted. And he's worried that the decline is due to wealthy New Yorkers fleeing the state tax, the rich tax the rich tax the rich. We did now God forbid the rich leave, but in twenty eleven Cuomo had a very different message. He supported higher state taxes for the wealthy calling it fair that quote, the more you make the higher rate you pay.

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U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel

All Things Considered

01:02 min | 3 years ago

U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel

"Lawyers discussed those constitutional issues, but chose to ignore them the IT also questioned the agency's conclusion that Trump. Wasn't affected by a provision in the lease that says federal elected officials cannot benefit from the lease the White House and the Trump organization which owns the hotel didn't respond to requests for comment. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington, we open doors organization tracking Christian persecution around the world today released its annual list of countries were being a Christian puts one in danger. Not surprisingly North Korea is number one. But some US allies are also on the list is NPR's Tom children reports last year, according to open doors brought a dramatic rise in the persecution of Christians Christian women were targeted both as Christians and as women Islamist radicalism is behind much of the persecution. But not all open doors CEO, David curry says India is now for Christians among the worst places in the world, the BJP party, which is the ruling party, prime minister

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04:57 min | 3 years ago

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"News in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump shows no sign of wavering. He wants more than five billion dollars for border wall. Without that, he says a fourth of the government will remain. Closed for months, maybe even over year. He confirms telling democratic leaders in a meeting at the White House today, some eight hundred thousand federal workers are affected President Trump says he thinks the majority of them support him. It's very important that we have great border security. I think it's going to be over with sooner than people think, but I will do whatever we have to do if we have to stay out for a very long period of time. We're going to do that and many of those people maybe even most of those people that really have not been and will not be getting their money in at this moment. Those people in many cases are the biggest fan of what we're doing last week. The president tweeted that most of the people affected by the partial shutdown, redemption rats, congressional Democrats maintain that the idea of five billion plus for a border wall is widely unpopular. Well, the White House is celebrating a very strong economic report out today from the Labor Department three hundred twelve thousand jobs added in December and. With more people back in the job. Search unemployment rate ticked up last month to three point nine percent. Hiring was strongest in manufacturing healthcare construction and food services at last check on Wall Street, the Dow is up seven hundred forty six points. Three point two percent s&p was up three point four percent. And the NASDAQ was up four point two percent house. Democrats have unveiled a massive piece of legislation that they say will quote return political power to the people. It's more than five hundred seventy pages include some changes that have been pushed by ethics watchdogs for a long time. But is NPR's Peter Overby tells us the Bill is likely to run into heavy resistance from Republicans in congress HR one was a keystone in the House, Democrats midterm campaigns. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republican senators and President Trump will have to deal with it. Then there can people will know that this is an option was at the house has given the Senate of the United States and the president of the United. States. The Bill would tighten up ethics rules for congress the administration and the supreme court it would seek to win politicians away from big donors. It would also bring down barriers to voting and stop state legislatures from gerrymander and congressional districts. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. Senator Pat Roberts says he will not seek reelection next year. The lawmaker from Kansas is the second longtime Republican Senator in less than a month to announce plans not to run again. The first was Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander before the close. The Dow was up three point two percent. Seven hundred forty six points at twenty three thousand four hundred thirty three. You're listening to NPR news. And this is KCRW. I'm doin' cycle. Cow with local headlines Jerry Brown, performed one of his last official acts as California's governor this week by administering the oath of office. To a new California premium court Justice in Los Angeles. Joshua bean is the fourth Justice appointed by Brown to the states seven-member high court during his tenure Brown has remade California's entire court system. KCRW's Evan George reports that a final tally of all of Brown's appointees in the shows in the shows a much more diverse judiciary, governor Brown named six hundred and forty four people to the bench almost half of them are women. Nearly forty percent are non white and nearly six percent identify as LGBTQ those numbers released by Brown's office. This week are all records in California among those there were several firsts including the first openly gay justices to the court of appeal though, Brown's last appointee Grogan is white. He did help contribute to all that diversity as a former adviser to Brown. He helped screen all those judges who are now sitting on the bench. Former cal- California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is inviting leaders from. Mm across the country to join him at USC next Thursday for a terminate gerrymandering summit, the thirty eighth governor of California's focusing on redistricting political boundaries with what he and his institute are calling fair maps incubator in a statement released today, he said I didn't have to spend long in Sacramento before realizing that gerrymandering was a total scam. And one of the biggest barriers to good government in modern America. Support for NPR comes from air table a collaboration platform used by diverse range of teams from documentary filmmakers to cattle ranchers for turning inspiration to innovation sa- teams can start building at air table dot com. It's six and it's time for press play on KCRW..

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03:19 min | 3 years ago

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"We're all on the same path in terms of wanting to get government open. The Democrats assessment was different complete coverage. Just ahead flaw secretary of state, Mike Pompeo visits the Middle East and the house of representatives has a new general council will meet Douglas letter after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump shows no sign of wavering. He wants more than five billion dollars for border wall. Without that, he says a fourth of the government will remain closed for months, maybe even over year, he confirms telling democratic leaders and a meeting at the White House today, some eight hundred thousand federal workers are affected President Trump says he thinks the majority of them support him. It's very important that we have great border security. I think it's going to be over with sooner than people think, but I will do whatever we have to do if we have to stay out for a very long period of time. We're going to do that and many of those people maybe even most of those people that really have not been and will not be getting their money in at this moment. Those people in many cases are the biggest fan of what we're doing last week. The president tweeted that most of the people affected by the partial shutdown. Democrats congressional Democrats maintain that the idea of five billion plus for a border wall is widely unpopular. Well, the White House is celebrating a very strong economic report today from the Labor Department three hundred twelve thousand jobs added in December and with more people back in the job. Search the unemployment rate ticked up last month to three point nine percent. Hiring was strongest in manufacturing healthcare construction and food services at last check on Wall Street, the Dow is up seven hundred forty six points. Three point two percent s&p was up three point four percent. And the NASDAQ was up four point two percent house. Democrats have unveiled a massive piece of legislation that they say will quote return political power to the people. It's more than five hundred seventy pages include some changes that have been pushed by ethics watchdogs for a long time. But is NPR's Peter Overby tells us the Bill is likely to run into heavy resistance from Republicans in congress HR one was a keystone in the house democr-. Kratz midterm campaigns. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republican senators and President Trump will have to deal with the American people will know that this is an option at the house has given the Senate of the United States and the president of the United States. The Bill would tighten up ethics rules for congress the administration and the supreme court it would seek to win politicians away from big donors. It would also bring down barriers to voting and stop state legislatures from gerrymandering congressional district. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. Senator Pat Roberts says he will not seek reelection. Next year lawmaker from Kansas is the second longtime Republican Senator in less than a month to announce plans not to run again. The first was Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander before the close. The Dow was up three point two percent. Seven hundred forty six points at twenty three thousand four hundred thirty.

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KQED Radio

01:32 min | 3 years ago

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"Says it plans thousands of new homes for Israeli settlers on the West Bank. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Our colleague Daniel estrin reports on settlement construction plans. Also this hour. The Justice department targets intellectual property theft by China and US troops prepare to leave Syria and analysts says it's time to get out of Afghanistan. It's Friday January for this day seventeen years ago in two thousand to a bullet killed army sergeant Nathan Ross Chapman, thirsty west military deaths from enemy fire in Afghanistan. Here's the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal. Willman? Congressional leaders are expected to head to the White House today for another meeting with President Trump. They'll talk about ending the government shutdown now heading into its third week house. Democrats meanwhile, pass legislation yesterday, they would open most of the government, but without the border wall funding demanded by Trump the house measures were identical to those passed by the Senate last month. House Democrats today plan to roll out a massive Bill intended to make voting easier while reducing the influence of campaign money. The measure also fixes ethics loopholes for both congress and the administration NPR's Peter Overby reports the bills designated HR one it could pass the house later this year now that Democrats are in the majority. But in the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is expected to ignore. It the lead sponsors, Maryland Democrat, John Sarbanes, if McConnell wants to resist that push back against that undermine that..

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KQED Radio

01:42 min | 3 years ago

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"Next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman hours after taking control of the chamber House Democrats passed to spending bills to end the partial government shutdown. Neither Bill includes the funding. The President Trump is demanding for his proposed border wall. As NPR's Scott d'etre reports Trump is expected to meet with congressional leaders. Again today is the shutdown approaches a second week. There's no end in sight for the partial shutdown. The president says he won't sign a funding Bill without five billion dollars for a border wall. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says that isn't happening. You're not regular wall. Does eight have any doubt that we're not doing a mall in one of the first few votes of the new democratic majority the house approved to funding bills that would end the shutdown but only provide money for the department of homeland security for about a month supporter. Talks could continue Trump says he would veto those bills, but that likely won't happen since Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he won't call them. To a Senate vote. Scott Tetreault NPR news, Washington that shutdown. Meanwhile is approaching its third week house. Democrats today plan to roll out a massive Bill intended to make voting easier while reducing the influence of campaign money. The measure also fixes ethics loopholes for both congress and the administration NPR's Peter Overby reports Goodell is designated HR one. It could pass the house later this year now that Democrats are in the majority, but the senate's a different matter majority leader Mitch McConnell opposes pretty much everything in the Bill lead sponsors, Maryland, Democrat, Paul Sarbanes. If McConnell wants to resist that push back against that undermine that. He's.

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Trumptrump And Bing Crosby discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

01:56 min | 3 years ago

Trumptrump And Bing Crosby discussed on All Things Considered

"That own and operate the hotel the umbrella company, the Trump organization and to the trust that Trump set up in a bid to insulate himself from issues like this. One other subpoenas went to the General Services Administration, which leases the old post office building to Trump's companies and to the IRS frost said they're not asking the IRS for Trump's tax returns another hot button issue. But the information they have about the Trump entities would be very useful to us. The timing of the subpoenas could be troublesome. The documents would be coming in and some of them becoming public in late two thousand nineteen as the presidential primaries are heating up. Don Kettl is a political scientist at the university of Texas in itself. It may not be a big deal. But what it may do is to reinforce a broader story. A broader narrative about the first families use of its official position to line their own personal pockets. The Justice department is trying to stop the suit. But so far hasn't. Succeeded. Peter Overby NPR news Washington dean Crosby was one of the most popular figures of the twentieth century. His record sales were in the hundreds of millions. His movies were blockbusters and you buy focuses on Crosby's career in the nineteen forties. When the crooner star shined, the brightest Tomba tally has the story Bing Crosby was a singer, first and foremost, his appeal started with his voice says Gary Giddens, author of the new seven hundred page biography of the crooner called swinging on a star get wonderful high notes. He added mazing low notes he was like a cello. When he was really good voice. Ooh,

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Trump taxes: New York authorities examine president's tax affairs

Morning Edition

04:52 min | 3 years ago

Trump taxes: New York authorities examine president's tax affairs

"The state and city level in New York. In addition to that, we know that prosecutors in the southern district have been following up on the things that Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to last summer which had to do with tax fraud as well or the president's former lawyer. Yeah. Correct. And then in addition to that, the new York Attorney General is looking at the Trump foundation in one of the things that we've already learned from her investigation is that the walls between the foundation and the Trump organization where thin to nonexistent. So it's possible that there might be more to learn there. Now, a top of all of that. There's the House Democrats who've said they want to see the president's current tax returns. If they take control over the house, they could demand to see them. So a lot swirling here. But I mean when we reported on on the president's tax practices in the past. I mean, we will people have said, look there's this. There's there's tax avoidance in a legal way. And then there's illegal tax evasion. And that it's often murky what's actually happening. So I mean is it possible that there might be no legal fallout here for the president? It is possible that there might be no legal fallout. And of course, he and his lawyers are maintaining that he's done nothing wrong. And that this was all looked at in some cases, decades ago and cleared. There are a number of things that are extremely puzzling. And one of the situations that the New York Times pointed out was a company called all county. Building and maintenance, which was basically a company that did nothing other than Mark up prices of things like boilers and air conditioners and stoves for Trump apartments, and then give the markup to Donald Trump and his siblings with no apparent tax consequences. There was also something that the Trump seemed to have done frequently and we know from our reporting on Trump Inc. The podcast that they're still doing today, which is when it is in their interest to puff up a value of a property. They'll say, oh, this is the biggest the best they do. So it sounds like the president. Right. But they're in disputes with tax authorities around the country right now, for example, claiming some of their golf courses are are really worth very little in an effort to get lower taxes. So some of the techniques described in the article, we know are continuing through through today. All right. So a lot of threads a lot of investigations to follow here. But one question is whether those tax. Returns ever actually be made public. And what happens is election could say a lot about that. Andrea Bernstein is the co host of Trump Inc. The podcast. Thanks so much. Andrew. Thank you. So since President Trump nominated judge Brad Kavanagh to the supreme court back in July, advocacy, groups have spent a whole lot of money nearly ten million dollars on these warring TV ads for and against him. Now the attacks and this spending are fiercer than ever here's NPR's Peter Overby, the sharpest attacks so far may come from the American Civil Liberties union which opposes Cavanaugh. The ACLU rolled out the ad this week with a million dollar by enforce states.

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American Airlines joins rivals in hiking U.S. baggage fees by five dollars

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00:53 sec | 3 years ago

American Airlines joins rivals in hiking U.S. baggage fees by five dollars

"Guys say let her say what she has to say. Let's see how it all comes out. But they've delayed it a week. And they have to get on with it. Trump was interviewed on Fox News channel's Hannity program. The Senate Judiciary committee has yet to arrange testimony from a woman who accused Brett Cavanaugh of assaulting her. When both attended a high school party. Neum report finds the TV and national cable advertising in house races has more than doubled over the midterm elections for years ago. NPR's Peter Overby tells us the report by the nonpartisan Wesleyan media project credit some of the increase to lower advertising rates candidates are the biggest advertisers as usual after them. The biggest sector is outside groups such a super PACS and political nonprofit organizations big donors, like the nonprofit groups because they don't disclose their money sources to the Federal Election Commission,

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Alaska sightseeing plane crash leaves 4 dead, 1 missing

Midday on WNYC

05:12 min | 4 years ago

Alaska sightseeing plane crash leaves 4 dead, 1 missing

"Be right back after the news The Live from NPR news in. Washington I'm Shay. Stevens the Mendocino complex fire in Lake. County California is now being called the state's largest. Ever the blaze has grown to nearly two hundred eighty four thousand, acres and it's one of eighteen major wildfires in. California Cal fire. Spokesman Scott McLean says the state's current fire season has been. Brutal we have over fourteen thousand individuals assigned to various fires in the. States that's most I've ever heard of that comes from roughly seventeen states national guard, Australia New, Zealand McLean says two hundred active duty US soldiers from joint base Lewis mcchord in Washington being trained to help. Firefighters he, says nearly six hundred thirty thousand acres have burned in California so far this, year Rick gates says he and his former business partner Paul Manafort carried out an elaborate, offshore tax, evasion and fraud scheme gates testified Monday at manafort's federal trial on tax evasion and thank fraud charges gates says. He also, embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort a one time Trump campaign chairman It may be, harder for secret political donors to remain anonymous under. A ruling by a federal judge in Washington DC NPR's Peter Overby reports that the decision appears to close. A major loophole in campaign finance law and could curtail millions of dollars in secret funding for campaigns the cases mainly. About social welfare organizations which solicit six and seven figure contributions, until now the Federal Election Commission has allowed donors to remain secret unless they your Mark the money for specific ads but federal district chief judge barrel is. Throwing out that regulation ruling, that it contradicts the law is congress passed it. Noah book binders director of citizen's responsibility and ethics in Washington which sued the f. e. c. any. Of these nonprofit organizations that are spending money in politics are gonna have to play by a, new set of rules howls decision could be appealed. And meanwhile donors for issue Edgewood still remain anonymous those are the ads that avoid using vote for Your vote against messages Peter Overby NPR news Washington four people are confirmed dead and one is missing from weakened plane crash near North America's highest. Mountain Phillip manning with member station KTAR, reports the crash site is in an area known. As thunder mountain which the National Park Service describes as a knife edge ridge with steep slopes and loose. Rock it took a Denali national park ranger suspended from one of the rescue helicopters to clear snow away from the. Four bodies all but one of the people on board the, flight that crashed Saturday evening the names of the pilot and passengers have not yet been released Ketu aviation the company that owns the aircraft says it staff. Is grieving the loss of, life and is cooperating fully with all responding agencies. For NPR news I'm Phillip manning Intel Keita Alaska You're listening to, NPR news Iran is accusing the United States of reneging on the nuclear agreement that was. Signed by the Obama administration many sanctions eased under, the landmark deal, are now back in effect President Trump signed an executive order Monday to reimpose some economic sanctions on financial transactions to. Exert with the administration. Calls maximum pressure state run Saudia airlines. Is suspending flights to Toronto it's the latest move and a growing diplomatic rift over women's rights activists. Being detained in Saudi Arabia the BBC's Paul. Blake has more the flight cancellations are. Just one of several measures the kingdom is taking after it accused. Canada of violating its sovereignty Ottawa said last week that it was concerned by reports that several civil and women's rights activists had been detained in recent weeks since then relations. Have abruptly and rapidly deteriorated the Saudis have described Canada's comments as blatant. Interference, in their domestic affairs they've Suspended educational exchange. Programs kicked out the Canadian ambassador and banned any new trade between the. Countries The. BBC's Paul Blake. Reporting Indonesian. Soldiers pulled a man alive from the rubble of a. Large mosque that was flattened binder earthquake thousands of survivors are still waiting for. Aid and tourists stranded camp camp- camping out at beaches and in the lobbies of damage hotels the north of. The, island of Lombok has been devastated by the quake which had a magnitude of seven point oh that struck Sunday night. And rescuers are faced with, thousands of damaged buildings.

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Taxi strike targeting Uber brings chaos to Spanish cities

Fresh Air

04:06 min | 4 years ago

Taxi strike targeting Uber brings chaos to Spanish cities

"Is perverting the key institutions of our society is created a meant barriers that are holding. People back it's not clear how the network might frame the issue in the, midterm elections but it is really backed away from a few Republican candidates Americans. For prosperity the network's biggest group claims more than three million activists and ground organizations in thirty. Six states the conference drew several hundred, six-figure donors plus some Republican party Titians Peter Overby NPR news Washington Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will invest one. Hundred thirteen million, dollars in, projects in, what he calls the Indo Pacific region NPR's Michelle Kellerman says Pompeo is. Heading to Asia this week secretary. Bombayo says it's in the US strategic interests do promote a free and open Indo Pacific. Region and boost trade, that's one, reason he says the US is investing millions of dollars in technology. Energy and infrastructure projects these funds represent, just a down. Payment on a new era in US economic commitment to peace and prosperity in the end. Up Pacific region on peyot only briefly mentioned President Trump's decision to pull out, of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement he was speaking ahead of a trip to. Malaysia Indonesia and Singapore Michelle Kellerman NPR news Washington prosecutors will not be pressing charges against to. Minnesota police officers for shooting and killing, an African American man Last month yesterday authorities released bodycam video of the. Officers responding to a nine one one call of someone firing a gun into the air Minneapolis the video shows them. Approaching Thurman Blevins officer noticing a gun, on him, the suspect running away. And ignoring demands, to stop the tenant Bob crawl president of the Police Federation of Minneapolis Blevins fired is during the chase and. Of the officers were, justified and he had a message for. Elected officials who criticize the officers involved with the politicians will city and state in those currently running for office that. Condemn the police. Officers actions prior to any facts reverence you've done a disservice, to the communities you're. Supposed to represent we challenge you to take time to learn what exactly it takes to be a police. Officer if not you should resign from your positions or drop out of races but members of the community accused the officers of. Trying to find a reason to kill Blevins on, the video Blevins. Can, be, her telling, the officers not to shoot him and to leave him alone as he was being chased this is NPR news The owners and operators of a ride the ducks tourist boat or now facing a one hundred million dollar. Wrongful death lawsuit NPR's Windsor, Johnston reports this is the first of what will likely be. A wave of litigation following the deadly duck boat accident on a Missouri lake earlier this month the lawsuit, alleges the operators violated company policy by putting the emphasis vehicle. Into the water despite several weather warnings it also accuses the captain of violating protocol by not telling passengers to. Put on life jackets when the water about rough Robert Mongolia's e is a lead attorney in the case the duck. Boat industry did nothing Excelled except sell more. Tickets to paying customers and to continue to expose them it's harm and death seventeen people including several children were killed when, the boat capsized the findings of a. Federal investigation are, still pending Windsor Johnston NPR news It has been an especially rough day for a. Lot of motorists across Spain taxi drivers are. On strike hundreds of white taxis were left idle in the middle of Madrid's Paseo de LA a Yana some protesters blocked traffic when they set up their son loungers pullout snacks and beverages. Others played a little soccer in the street Barcelona was also. Among the major cities to feel the impact of the strike taxi drivers are outraged about, competition from, ride hailing services such as Uber that they, say is unfair to them this.

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President Trump, US and Trump discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

05:16 min | 4 years ago

President Trump, US and Trump discussed on Morning Edition

"Rod Rosenstein the man overseeing the Muller investigation. They have filed articles of impeachment. They say, he's denying their requests for documents in the Russia investigation. Can they get it done? It is Thursday, July twenty six actress and Dame Helen. Mirren is seventy three years old today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman President Trump is headed to, the midwest today there's continued concern among American firmers about the effect of his trade policies on US agriculture he's going to places affected by them a steel plant in granite city Illinois and eastern Iowa NPR Sierra mccamman has more Trump steel and aluminum tariffs have been popular with the metals industry but farmers in places. Like Iowa and parts of. Illinois have taken a hit because of retaliatory. Measures taken by US trading partners. Trump is, heading to the midwest on the heels of an announcement. That he's reached an agreement? With European leaders, to work toward removing tariffs on multiple. Goods and to buy more US beans. Soybeans is a big deal The European, Union is going to start almost immediately to, buy a lot of soybeans air tremendous market by a, lot of soybeans from our farmers that news came the day after Trump announced a twelve billion dollar bailout plan for. US farmers affected. By his tariffs Sarah mccamman NPR news Washington. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo testified before a Senate committee yesterday and many lawmakers were skeptical. They were asking Pompeo for more information about President Trump's private meeting with, Russian President Putin the US. Has released scanned information about it from peo- said that Trump sees the meeting as a, chance to improve u s and Russian relations President Trump believes the two great nuclear power should not have they contentious relationship this is not just in our interest but in the interest of the whole world he strongly believes that now's the time for direct communication our relationship in order to make clear to President Putin. That there is the possibility However remote it might, be to reverse the negative course of our relationship however Pompeo refused to answer senators, questions about whether Trump and Putin discussed any of Trump's real. Estate projects around the world a federal judge says an anti-corruption law suit against President Trump can proceed NPR's Peter Overby. Reports the, plaintiffs claimed, Trump is benefiting from. Foreign and state governments doing business with his Washington hotel the attorneys general. Of Maryland and the district of Columbia brought the case they cite the constitution's clauses against. Foreign and domestic emoluments which essentially say it's not okayed use public office for private gain the suit alleges that foreign governments do business at the. Trump hotel in Washington to get in the president's good graces also Trump personally. Benefits from the hotel sweetheart least with, the federal government the Justice department sought to, dismiss the case saying the emoluments clause is don't apply, but federal judge Peter miss city adopted abroad meaning of emolument and said the league Claims. Are plausible Mississippi's definition of me is the first, in a federal court since seventeen, eighty seven when the constitution was drafted Peter, Overby NPR news Washington this is NPR A group of House Republicans has introduced. Legislation to impeach deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein the lawmakers are. Demanding the Justice department turnover more documents related to special. Counsel Robert Muller's investigation into Russian interference in US elections the, Justice department says it has. Already turned over many documents initial results have been coming in from Pakistan's. National elections the former sports star Imran, Khan is leading the vote tally but NPR's, Diaa Hadid reports. The ballot count has been filled. With charges of incompetence and vote. Rigging Hans followers were already celebrating across Pakistan but, his main challenger, alleged they'd be massive rigging and Pakistan's. Third largest potty complained voting, irregularities the. Complaints began on voting day when. Unofficial observers said the voting process was sluggish which they said discouraged voters from waiting. In the heat then in, an early morning press, conference, Pakistan's election commission Announce this system for transmitting votes. Had broken down and results were delayed the post-election drama. Follows a campaign marred by allegations of interference now Pakistanis awaiting, for fish election results and. To learn whether they'll be accepted by all parties Hadeed NPR news Islamabad. The US embassy in China says a, man sent off a homemade explosive outside the, embassy in Beijing. Today the embassy says the only. Person who was hurt was the. Man with the device in a statement US officials, say no embassy, property was damaged and local police responded. To the scene I'm korva, Coleman NPR. News in Washington Support for NPR comes, from tirerack offering a tire decision guide to help customers find tires that fit their. Car and driving conditions with a network of more than seven thousand independent installers tirerack. Dot com helping..

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NPR, Trump and Scott Pruitt discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:54 min | 4 years ago

NPR, Trump and Scott Pruitt discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk reports are circulating. The two top aides to EPA administrator. Scott Pruitt are resigning after getting caught up and Pruitt's ethics problems as NPR's. Peter Overby reports. They worked for Pruitt when he was in Oklahoma, then came to Washington after he was appointed to run EPA officially Millan hop is Pruitt scheduling and advanced director. But one time he had her tracked down used mattresses at President Trump's DC hotel. So he could buy one. Sarah Greenwald is his senior counsel this year. Pruitt's office setup, huge raises for Greenwald and up, but Pruitt rescinded the raises after the news got out NPR's Peter Overby reporting. The European Union says it's going ahead with import duties on u. s. products after President, Trump's imposition of tariffs on European steel and aluminum from Brussels, Teri Schultz reports. The new duties will affect billions of dollars in American goods. The EU says, President Trump left it no choice. Choice while waiting for a ruling from the World Trade Organization on whether Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum, imports are purely protectionist measures. Brussels will slap what it calls rebalancing duties on three point, four billion dollars worth of American products. European Commission vice-president Maro Sieff give each defends the move, measured and proportionate response to the unilateral and illegal this season. They can by the United States. Now, EU countries are choosing which US goods to tax. I from a list that includes motorcycles, bourbon peanut butter and cigarettes. The duties will take effect early next month for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels, the Philadelphia Eagles spoke to the media for the first time since President Trump told the team not to come to the White House to celebrate the eagles I ever Super Bowl win for member station WHYY in Philadelphia, Aaron Moselle reports at a regularly scheduled press conference. Head coach, Doug Peterson told reporters, he was disappointed. The team didn't get the chance to go to the white. House, but he said it is what it is. We did something last season that's very special to milestone here in the city of Philadelphia, our organization, and I was looking forward to going down and being recognized as world. Champions after practice player seem tired of talking about President Trump's decision. They said they'd rather focus on winning another Super Bowl, President Trump disinvited the team on Monday night in part because a group of players plan to ditch the visit to protest his policies on social Justice for NPR news. I'm Erin Moselle in Philadelphia. A fire has ripped through the newly renovated. Mandarin hotel in London, more than one hundred firefighters tackled the blaze of the luxury hotel in central London that produced thick black smoke visible for miles over two hundred eighty people safely evacuated the ornate Edwardian building near Hyde Park. The fire was thought to have spread from part of a facade that supports vegetation and plans to several floors of the hotel. This is NPR news. In the NPR has gotten an exclusive interview with a woman who gave birth to a so-called three parent baby NPR's rob Stein has more on a rare procedure combining people's DNA the thirty one year old woman lives in hark have Ukraine, Hugh is infertile, but a clinic in Kiev created an embryo for her using her and her husband's DNA and a little DNA leftover in an egg from another woman to procedure is controversial because of fears that it may not be safe and could open the door to designer babies. The mother asset her identity be kept confidential to protect your privacy. But speaking through an interpreter, she defends the procedure. My point few. If you can fix something, you should fix it. Her son is now fifteen months old, rob Stein, NPR news, heart, give Ukraine. I know report concludes the US has never experienced the amount of rain. Fall across such a vast area as that brought by hurricane Harvey when it struck Texas, some one trillion gallons of water fell across metro Houston. In the final week of August of volume that will require fifteen days to flow down Niagara Falls, the name Harvey was retired last month from the National Hurricane Center lists of tropical cyclone names. Kevin Durant scored forty three points in the Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start Wednesday night to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers one ten to one zero, two in game, three of the NBA finals. Golden State now leads the best of seven series, three games to none game. Four is Friday night. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from Optum optimist tackling the biggest challenges in healthcare with innovative data driven solutions that help improve outcomes. That's how well gets done, learn more at Optum dot com.

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Top EPA aide Millan Hupp is leaving

NPR News Now

04:59 min | 4 years ago

Top EPA aide Millan Hupp is leaving

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk to longtime aides to Environmental Protection Agency administrators, Scott Pruitt are reportedly leaving NPR's. Peter Overby says both became entangled and Pruitt's ethics problems. Millan hop was in the news earlier this week as the aide who at Pruitt to request tried to locate used mattresses at President Trump's DC hotel. So Pruitt could buy one up also apartment headed for the Pruitt's officially she's director of scheduling and advance. Pruitt office bent the rules to give her a thirty three percent raise along with a fifty three percent hike for his senior counsel. Sarah Greenwald Pruitt later told Fox News. He rescinded the raises both staffers came to DC as part of a team of young Pruitt loyalists most from his time as Oklahoma attorney general for other top aides to Pruitt have left in recent months. EPA didn't respond to NPR's request for comment. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington election. Officials in Los Angeles are facing tough questions after California's primary election for member station KPCC. Mary Plummer says a printing error caused over one hundred thousand names to be left off the voter, rolls county home to more than five million registered voters ran into significant problems during Tuesday's voting the top election official for LA faced a barrage of questions from the county board of supervisors who recounted numerous reports from voters, supervisor, Catherine Berger said her office was bombarded with complaints, and that voters became so angry when their names were missing from the roles that are riot almost broke out. We had calls of streets or the entire street was left off. The problem was due to a printing error that omitted thousands of registered voters from the voter, rolls officials instructed poll workers to issue provisional ballots after the problem was discovered for NPR news. I'm Mary Plummer in Los Angeles. The secretary of health and human services is warning parents. Thinking of entering the. US without documents that they could still be separated from their children at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Alex azar is defending the new strategy of separating unauthorized immigrants from their children. The best advice have is actually present yourself at a legal border crossing and make your case cross illegally and get arrested, and your children will be given to us. That's that's. That's the simple fact. I'm afraid democratic Senator, Jeff Merkley of Oregon was recently denied permission to visit a facility in Texas where migrant children were being held in a victory for sanctuary cities. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia. Over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally, the judge ruled, the conditions, the federal government placed on the city in order to receive the funding are unconstitutional arbitrary and capricious. Philadelphia has said it will turn over emigrants to immigration and customs enforcement only if the agency has a warrant signed by judge. This is NPR news. The Trump administration's federal commission on school safety held its first listening session, Wednesday, NPR's Brockton Booker reports at came a day after the chair of the commission, education secretary, Betsy DeVos said it would not look into the role of guns in school violence Montgomery County, Maryland high school student Alexia majority says guns are the reason why schools are not safe. I would ask to, please consider the possibilities that guns are the most important aspect of the purview of this commission. She had a message for the commission heavily reconsider their current complicit stance on the role of guns in school safety cheer woman, Betsy DeVos has been criticized for telling a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday that considering guns was not part of the Commission's charge per se. Device was not ethelson accession, but an education department official at the event said, among other things, it would consider minimum age limits for certain kinds of weapons purchases Braxton Booker in. NPR news, Washington emergency crews are pulling more bodies from what remains villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's. Most active volcano. The official death toll which was increased. Ninety nine on Wednesday was expected to rise with at least one hundred ninety seven people listed as missing the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season formed well off the coast of Mexico on Wednesday. But forecasters said it's not a threat to land the National Hurricane Center named at tropical storm Aletta saying and had maximum sustained winds of fifty miles an hour and was moving west at seven miles an hour. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington support for this NPR podcast, and the following message come from Comcast business from their fast, reliable internet on their advanced gig speed network to their twenty four, seven support. Comcast business is committed to helping power businesses every day, visit Comcast, business dot com to learn more.

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EPA staffer ran errands for Pruitt, looked into buying Trump mattress

All Things Considered

02:17 min | 4 years ago

EPA staffer ran errands for Pruitt, looked into buying Trump mattress

"Live from npr news in culver city california i'm wayne brown a top aide to the epa administrator tells congressional investigators that scott pruitt asked her to acquire a used mattress from the trump hotel in washington npr's peter overby reports pruitt is under scrutiny for reportedly having government aids do personal chores for him millon hop pruitt's director of scheduling said pruitt told her he had a lead on buying an old mattress from the trump hotel she said she didn't know exactly why he wanted it and she was never able to track down up also told house investigators had pruitt asked her help on an apartment hunt she said she contacted agents toward properties over a couple of months usually during her lunch hours this was after pruitt had rented a room from the wife of an epa lobbyist also spent vacation time booking him a flight to the rosebowl using pruitt's personal credit card pruitt's ethics are the subject of inquiries by the epa inspector general the government accountability office and congressional committees peter overby npr news washington president trump remains preoccupied with a special counsel's investigation into russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election tweeting again today calling it a witch hunt trump also asserted he has the absolute right to pardon himself but quickly added he has no need to do so insisting he's done nothing wrong constitutional law expert jonathan turley with george washington university says the self pardon of a president is a debatable issue but he knows of no president who's even considered it richard nixon didn't even want the pardon from gerald ford i so i hope that president trump is simply speaking hypothetically and that he would never entertain such an egg noble and in my view selfdefeating act too early says the constitution is silent when it comes to a president's self pardon stocks finished higher on wall street today you're listening to npr news this is wnyc i'm jamie floyd schools chancellor richard carranza says it's about time specialized high school students look more like the overall population in the city starting with admissions for twenty nine thousand nine the city will increase offers made to students.

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Day spa explosion was deliberate

All Things Considered

02:19 min | 4 years ago

Day spa explosion was deliberate

"Hundred thirty thousand federal ethics law says liabilities need to be disclosed when they're being paid off not just after their settled the federal office of government ethics reviewed trump's filing an og director david paul has set a letter to the justice department saying trump debt to cohen was ally ability that should have been reported peter overby npr news washington investigators say a deadly explosion at a southern california day spa was deliberately sat in the owner appears to be the likely target federal authorities recovered remnants of an explosive device inside the orange county shop where the owner was killed and two patrons were injured tuesday fbi agent paul daley court at this point are working theory is the physics closure was caused by a device although the damage was extensive there are some components that we have located at the scene of the explosion that are inconsistent with what one might expect to find at this business he says investigators don't have any suspects yet the associated press says the blast is believed to have been caused by a package sent to the spa the explosion badly damaged a two story medical building about fifty miles south of los angeles stocks finished higher across the board on wall street this is npr news and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson new information shows how the trump administration tried to get negative information about haitians with temporary protected status before deciding on the program wac's beth fertig explains the national immigration project of the national lawyers guild obtained emails through a freedom of information act request in the emails the policy chief for u s citizenship and immigration services asked how many haitian tps holders were on public assistance and were criminals when staffers told her the information wasn't relevant and wasn't easily obtained she continued to press for it a lawsuit is now challenging the decision to end tps for haitians which would affect about five thousand new york city a spokesman for us citizenship and immigration services says the emails were part of a diligent review and he called litigation frivolous this evening brooklyn residents are gathering to hear how the mta plans to handle that looming shutdown of the l train coming up next year about one hundred residents turned.

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Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank restrictions

NPR News Now

04:59 min | 4 years ago

Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank restrictions

"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI. What is your? But that's the question REI co. Op is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips REI can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The US Senate has voted sixty seven to thirty one to roll back some of the Wall Street reforms enacted in response to the two thousand eight financial crisis as NPR's, Kelsey, Snell reports supporters of the measure, say it will provide relief for many banks. The bills group of bipartisan cosponsors say would ease restrictions on small banks that are critical to small businesses and prevalent in many communities in rural America. Under the Bill banks with assets under two hundred fifty billion dollars would not be required to go through rigorous annual stress. Tests supporters say that will make it cheaper for small and medium size banks to keep issuing loans and doing business Senate critics like Democrats, Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown. Say these changes opened the door for further banking deregulation. They want to ensure banks are monitored closely to avoid another financial crisis, like the two thousand eight meltdown that. Led to the passage of dodd-frank Kelsey Snell NPR news, the capital thousands of teenagers walked out of high schools across the nation today to protest school violence as W ABC's. Lisa Hagan reports from Atlanta. The response from school officials was mixed like many schools across the country. Some metro Atlanta school systems embraced the national walkout as a teachable moment for students, others threatened consequences. Cobb County is a mostly suburban area. Just north of Atlanta. It's school district did not endorse the walkout and told students and parents that demonstrators might face consequences. Knowing that student Shelby whitmire walked out of class at pope highschool in Cobb. I don't think it's her for us to be punished for sending up for something that could hurt us in the long run. Whitmire is bracing for suspension, though. Cobb County schools has not clarified how or if students will be punished for NPR news. I'm Lisa Hagen in Atlanta. President Trump is upbeat about the US economy Trump tilling and business. This round table in Saint Louis that the Republican tax Bill and his economic policies are driving the nation's lowest jobless rate, invest corporate earnings in years. We've never had a time when we've had companies at this level of readiness preparedness and and stability speaking at a Boeing factory that makes fighter jets Trump also said Congress working on a second tax package, but did not elaborate the top democrat in the Senate says, his party is not much interested in fixing errors in the new tax law, but would welcome bipartisan, rewrite toys, R us says it plans to sell or close all of its US stores, which employ around thirty three thousand people. The move follows a failed attempt to reorganize in a bankruptcy filing last fall. The New Jersey company, which also includes babies R S cited competition from online retailers and a shift from toys to electron IX. This is NPR news. A navy fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Key West Florida, killing the two crew members in a statement US, naval air forces, say the FAA eighteen F went down on final approach to Boca Chica field. During a training exercise, the cause of the crash is being investigated. The Federal Election Commission is giving tentative approval for some new rules on digital ads in politics. NPR's Peter Overby says the F E C is responding to the wave of ads from Russian trolls. During the two thousand sixteen presidential race. It small first step toward preventing anonymous ads like those pro-trump messages from Russia. If it filtered through Facebook and other social media, the proposal seeks to update the rules for disclaimers to paid for by tagline required for ads that expressly support or attack candidates. The current rules date back to two thousand six when websites and blogs for cutting edge in digital politicking to proposed rule will be up for sixty days of public comment. Followed by hearing in late June. There's still a lot the FCC hasn't dealt with or can't deal with. For instance, it doesn't regulate edge that focus strictly on issues. Many of the Russian ads did exactly that Peter Overby NPR news, Washington former Trump campaign manager. Paul Manafort is tried to have his federal case dismissed and of court motion filed Wednesday. Manafort says the special counsel exceeded his thority by charging him with crimes, not related to the Russia, probe Manafort has pleaded not guilty to fraud tax evasion money laundering and other counts stemming from his work. In Ukraine, if as his trial in July, I'm Shay Stevens NPR news in Washington.

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